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Final Fantasy IX Enemy
Kraken
クラーケン (Kurāken)
Kraken-ffix-battle
Statistics
Level HP MP
72 55,536 3,380
Strength Defense Evade
25 45 7
Magic M. Defense M. Evade
25 10 9
Attack Spirit Speed
92 45 39
EXP AP Gil
0 10 17,376
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
- Resist Weak Absorb
Wind Earth Holy Shadow
- - - -
Location Memoria
Class Demon
Steal Genji Helmet, Wizard Rod, Glutton's Robe
Item Dropped Phoenix Pinion, Phoenix Down, Ether, Elixir
Card Dropped None
Abilities Water, Waterga, Leg, Esuna, Freeze, Ink, Water-gun
Status Immunity Petrify, Trouble, Berserk, Regen, Vanish, Venom, Zombie, Stop, Float, Doom, Silence, Death, Poison, Heat, Mini, Darkness, Confuse, Sleep, Freeze
Eat Frost
Other Information None
Right Tentacle
右触手 (Migi Shokushu)
Kraken-ffix-battle
Statistics
Level HP MP
71 10,001 3,338
Strength Defense Evade
N/A N/A N/A
Magic M. Defense M. Evade
N/A N/A N/A
Attack Spirit Speed
N/A N/A N/A
EXP AP Gil
0 10 4,362
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
- Half Weak Absorb
Wind Earth Holy Shadow
- - - -
Location Memoria
Class Demon
Steal Wing Edge
Item Dropped N/A
Card Dropped N/A
Abilities N/A
Status Immunity All but Slow.
Eat N/A
Other Information {{{Other Information2}}}
Left Tentacle
左触手 (Hidari Shokushu)
Kraken-ffix-battle
Statistics
Level HP MP
71 10,001 3,339
Strength Defense Evade
N/A N/A N/A
Magic M. Defense M. Evade
N/A N/A N/A
Attack Spirit Speed
N/A N/A N/A
EXP AP Gil
0 10 4,386
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
- Resist Weak Absorb
Wind Earth Holy Shadow
- - - -
Location Memoria
Class Demon
Steal Elixir
Item Dropped N/A
Card Dropped N/A
Abilities N/A
Status Immunity All but Slow.
Eat N/A
Other Information {{{Other Information3}}}
Kraken
クラーケン (Kurāken)
CrystalWorldKraken
Statistics
Level HP MP
72 23,354 3,381
Strength Defense Evade
25 45 7
Magic M. Defense M. Evade
25 10 9
Attack Spirit Speed
92 45 49
EXP AP Gil
0 7 2,338
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
- Resist Weak Absorb
Wind Earth Holy Shadow
- - - -
Location Crystal World
Class Demon
Steal Eye Drops, Annoyntment
Item Dropped Remedy, Annoyntment, Amethyst, Elixir
Card Dropped Veteran
Abilities Waterga, Trouble Counter, Esuna, Freeze, Ink, Water-gun
Status Immunity Sleep, Freeze
Eat Frost
Other Information None
See also: Kraken

Kraken is a boss in Final Fantasy IX. It is first seen as Water Guardian when Dagger and Eiko fight it to release the Water Seal. It appears again when it attacks the party deep in Memoria, while they are climbing the staircase that leads out the water. A crystal form of this boss appears further into Crystal World.

BattleEdit

The Kraken has two tentacles. The right one will use Water-gun and the left will use Ink. Kraken likes to use Water on the party and absorbs Water damage himself. Later in the battle, Kraken will cast Waterga, which hits all four party members. Most attacks will be countered with Ink or Water-gun. If the tentacles are destroyed, Kraken gains use of a leg attack and may counter with it. Kraken may also inflict the Freeze status. It can cast Waterga on itself to recover HP. Kraken is weak against Lightning.

StrategyEdit

Reflect is inadvisable, since Kraken absorbs Water. Similarly, one should not have Return Magic equipped if Vivi or Amarant are in the party, unless Vivi also has Mag Elem Null equipped. Equipping Body Temp is advised. Thundaga and Ramuh will make quick work of it.

Crystal World IncarnationEdit

Unlike the boss, the crystal Kraken does not have separate tentacle components and acts as one entity. Thus, it cannot use its Leg attack but instead has a dangerous Trouble Counter counterattack, which should be remedied with a Annoyntment. Otherwise, a blitz of physical attacks and Lightning-elemental abilities are advised to bring it down. Zidane's Sargatanas combined with Soul Blade will bring it down instantly.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]The Kraken were giant sea monsters, found in Norse and Icelandic mythology. Often depicted as gigantic octopuses or squids, they were thought to rise up from the deeps, grappling and then sinking small ships. Other myths held that the greatest dangers from the Kraken were the whirlpools left behind from their descent back into the deeps.

TriviaEdit

  • Kraken is the only enemy in the game where the player can acquire (steal) one of the two pairs of Genji Helmet.
    • The other pair can be found with Choco by using a Dead Pepper at mountain crack on northeastern part of Forgotten Continent.

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