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Lamia (Final Fantasy IX)

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The Lamia is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX, found exclusively in the Bell Room in Gizamaluke's Grotto. Unlike the its counterparts from the other games, this one has a grotesque appearance.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
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Location Class Eat Other information
Most commonly found in the Bell Room in Gizamaluke's Grotto, but can also be encountered in room 2. None LV3 Def-less None
Level HP MP Strength Defense
10 994 358 10 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
2 10 11 3 18
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
14 50 204 494 2
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 100% 150% 50%
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
- - Immune - - - - - - -
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
- Immune - - - - - - - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
- - - - - - - - Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Ore
[25%] Phoenix Down
[6.25%] Nothing
[0.39%] Nothing
[100%] Potion
[37.5%] Phoenix Down
[12.5%] Ether
[0.39%] Nothing
Abilities Eat
Slash, Cure, Entice, Might LV3 Def-less

Battle Edit

Its Entice ability will confuse male members of the party (also affecting Quina) unless Clear Headed is equipped. Lamia is quick and will usually take a turn immediately after any of the party members acts. It repeatedly casts Might on itself to boost its physical attack power. It will sometimes use Cure on itself after being attacked. Lamia can be eaten by Quina to learn LV3 Def-Less.

Strategy Edit

It is best to take the Lamia out quickly before it casts Might on itself too many times, as even high-level characters can succumb to a single blow. Equipping Zidane with the Butterfly Sword and using Soul Blade on the Lamia will prevent it from using Cure and Might (but not Entice). Lamia is possibly the most troublesome enemy in the game's first disc.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

In Greek mythology, Lamia was a beautiful Libyan queen who turned into a child-eating demon. She is often referred to as having the lower half of a snake and sometimes a large mouth (lamia in Greek means "large shark", while laimos means gullet).

Later characteristics attributed to her are similar to that of succubi, in that the lamia seduces men, enticing them in order to feed on their blood. It is also said they reside in towers or secluded areas and have magical abilities.