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Lani is a boss in Final Fantasy IX, fought in Fossil Roo by Zidane, Vivi, Dagger, and Quina.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
#083 #084
Location Class Eat Other information
Fossil Roo Humanoid, Heavy I no can eat! Can't escape. Characters do not pose on victory. No rewards given.
Level HP MP Strength Defense
19 5,708 4,802 12 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
3 12 10 4 30
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
19 50 0 0 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
100% 100% 100% 100%
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 Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune - Immune Immune
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Ether
[25%] Gladius
[6.25%] Coral Sword
[0.39%] Nothing
Nothing None
Abilities Eat
Scan, Blizzara, Fira, Thundara, Water, Aera, I no can eat!

Battle Edit

In keeping with her mission from Queen Brahne of tracking down Princess Garnet's pendant, she will always attack Dagger if she is conscious. In keeping with her other objective of killing Vivi, she will attack him if Dagger is KO'd. While she will normally continue to attack Dagger, Lani will sometimes switch and briefly focus on another character when they come out of Trance or attack her physically.

Her high Speed and use of level 2 Black Magic make her a force to be reckoned with, particularly if the player party is at lower levels. She will sometimes rant at the player while counter-attacking a physical attack, yelling, "What do you think you're doing!?"

Strategy Edit

Zidane should steal all of her items, and when he's done he should start attacking. Vivi should use his Black Magic to hurt Lani (Bio is effective). Dagger should heal herself and her allies, and Quina should attack or use Frog Drop if s/he has caught a lot of frogs. Casting Reflect on Dagger makes the battle easier. As Lani is a humanoid, equipping Zidane with the Man Eater is recommended to increase his damage output.

An effective strategy to neutralize Lani is to equip Dagger with Chemist and Auto-Potion and have her repeatedly cast Reflect on herself. Quina should cast Magic Hammer to deplete Lani's MP until she can no longer use her spells, then cast Vanish on Dagger.

Vivi is free to play a supportive role, only using Focus and Phoenix Downs if needed. The many reflected spells throughout the battle will have made a sizeable dent in Lani's health.

A combination of Dagger's Blind, Vivi's Slow, and repeated uses of Quina's Magic Hammer and Vanish, will render Lani almost entirely ineffectual. If Dagger is equipped with Chemist and Auto-Potion it will allow for virtually unlimited steal attempts.

Related enemies Edit