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Cerberus casts Thunderbolt in Final Fantasy.

Lightning (雷撃? or らいげき, Raigeki?, lit. Lightning Attack), sometimes called Thunderbolt, Thunder, Lit Flash, or Shock, is a recurring enemy ability in the series. It deals moderate Lightning-elemental damage to the party, and is commonly used by bosses.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

I Thunderbolt, originally called Thunder, inflicts moderate to massive Lightning-elemental damage to the party, and is used by Shinryu, Cerberus, Tiamat, and Blue Dragon.

Final Fantasy II Edit

II Lightning inflicts Lightning-elemental damage to the party, and is mostly used by the powerful Lightning-elemental enemies such as Blue Dragon and Tiamat. Phrekyos can also use it if the player challenges him after learning 11 or more of the plot's Key Terms.

Final Fantasy III Edit

III Thunder inflicts moderate Lightning-elemental damage to the party, and is used by, most famously, the Garuda, as well as Cerberus, Ahriman, the left Tentacle of Cloud of Darkness in the Nintendo DS version, Thor, Chimera Mage, and Haokah.

Final Fantasy IV Edit

IV Lightning, originally called Thunder, inflicts moderate Lightning-elemental damage and can target one or more characters. It is used by Tyrannosaurus, Ramuh, Lunar Ramuh, Barbariccia, Zeromus EG, and Geryon.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude- Edit

FFIV-I- Lightning retains its same properties as from the previous game, and is used by Ramuh and Yellow Dragon. Thunderbolt is used by Ramuh and does damage equal to half of the target's max HP.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY Shock is a Ninjutsu ability, used by Edge and Zangetsu at the cost of 7 MP. It inflicts Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.

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Final Fantasy V Edit

V Lightning is an enemy ability used by several enemies and bosses, including Bahamut, Ramuh, and Hydra. It inflicts major Lightning-elemental damage to the party equivalent to 1/4th of their maximum HP. The player may utilize this ability by catching and releasing a Hydra or Yellow Dragon.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

VI Lightning is an enemy ability used by Apparition, which deals medium physical damage. This is one of the few instances in which Lightning isn't Lightning-elemental.

Final Fantasy VII Edit

VII Lightning is an enemy ability used by the Thunderbird, which inflicts moderate Lightning-elemental damage to the entire party.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

XIV

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

TA2 Lightning is an enemy-exclusive ability that inflicts minor to moderate Lightning elemental damage to one target, and is used by Asp, Mutadragon, Nidhogg, and Zahak.

Vagrant Story Edit

VS Lightning Bolt is an Air elemental spell which affects one body part. It is used by Ghost, Zombie Mage, Dark Eye, Imp, Crimson Blade, Djinn, Air Elemental, and Shadow.

Final Fantasy Legend II Edit

FFL2 Lightng is a magical attack that has 15 uses, it also increases a Robot's HP by 9. The damage formula for Lightng is the user's Mana x5. The ability target's all enemies, and deals Thunder-elemental damage. This attack can be used by FengLung, Sei-Ryu, Wyrm, Minion, Odin, and TianLung.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Edit

4HoL Lightning is used by the second and third forms of Chaos. When the ability is used it causes a sphere of dark lightning to attack all members of the opposing party, inflicting moderate Light-elemental damage.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

DissidiaOO

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

ATB

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

FFBE

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Etymology Edit

Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge during an electrical storm between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between that cloud and another cloud (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning).

A thunderbolt or lightning bolt is a symbolic representation of lightning when accompanied by a loud thunderclap.

Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. Depending on the distance and nature of the lightning, thunder can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble (brontide).