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FFIV iOS Lair of the Father Overworld

The Lair of the Father on the World Map.

Lair of the Father (幻獣神の洞窟, Genjūshin no Dōkutsu?, lit. Cave of the Phantom Beast God), also known as Cave Bahamut, Cave of Bahamut or Cave of the Phantom God, is a dungeon in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It is the lair of Bahamut, Hallowed Father of the Eidolons.


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Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV The party can visit the cave as soon as they acquire the Lunar Whale and fly to the Red Moon. At three points the path is blocked by a Behemoth in an inescapable set encounter. Once Bahamut is beaten at the end of the dungeon, Rydia can summon him in battle.

The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY After Fusoya and Golbez investigate the Impact Crater and fight the Mysterious Girl and Asura, Fusoya grows concerned for Bahamut's fate with the girl's power to control Eidolons. The two enter the Lair of the Father to check on him, and find him petrified. Instead of Behemoths, Count Malboro block the path at points.

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Eidolon search sidequestEdit

In the mobile version of Final Fantasy IV, the player can embark on a quest to find eidolons scattered around the world. The seventh eidolon is found near Bahamut's hall in Lair of the Father, on the right side before the stairs. He asks Rydia if she is paying her respects, then the eidolon returns.


Final Fantasy IVEdit


Lair of the Father on the World Map from the original.

The After YearsEdit


Final Fantasy IVEdit

FFIV iOS Lair of the Father

Before the Hallowed Father.

Warlock Warlock Dark Sage
Dark Sage
Selene Guardian
Kary x2
Kary x2
Dark Sage
Selene Guardian x2
Dark Sage
Giant Warrior
RedGiant RedGiant Giant Warrior
RedGiant x2 RedGiant x2 Giant Warrior x2
D. Bone D. Bone Bone Dragon
Ging-Ryu Ging-Ryu Silver Dragon
Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth
Behemoth x2 Behemoth x2 Behemoth x2
Bahamut (Boss) Bahamut (Boss) Bahamut (Boss)

DS FormationsEdit

The After YearsEdit

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Musical themesEdit

The Lair of the Father shares the background music of the Feymarch, "Town of Illusions".


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