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This is a list of all enemy abilities from Final Fantasy IV.


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Enemy AbilitiesEdit


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Absorb Suction Absorb Lifefont Restores HP equal to 33% of current HP. Black Knight, Satanite, Draculady, Zeromus EG
Alert Alarm Summons a monster into battle. Security Eye, Searcher
Fission Atomic Blast Deals damage equal to the user's current HP to the entire party, and kills the user. Optic Blaster


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Breath Bad Breath Attempts to inflict all statuses on a single ally. Malboro, Great Malboro, Lunasaur
- Barrier Shift Changes elemental weakness and resistances. Golbez
Beak Peck Beak Inflicts Petrify. Helldiver, Cockatrice, Fledgling Rukh, Mist Eagle, Treant
Beam Inflicts damage equal to 1/10 of a character's max HP in the 2D version. Beam Cannon, Dr. Lugae, Searcher, Armor Construct (DS version)
Bersk Berserk Inflicts Berserk. Elder Treant, Brachioraidos
Big Bang Inflicts around 2,300 damage to the party and Sap. Zeromus, Zeromus EG
Hold Gas Cursed Aura Ice Bind Binding Cold Inflicts Paralyze to the party. 100% accuracy rate. Golbez
Virus Bio Moderate non-elemental damage and Sap. Zeromus, Deathmask, Lunasaur, Mindy, Golbez, Ghost Knight (DS version), Death Puppet, Brachioraidos
Demolish Blk.Fang Black Fang Inflicts Death with 100% accuracy rate. Shadow Dragon
Blk.Hole Black Hole Removes Berserk, Float, Blink (2), Blink (1), Barrier, and Reflect from all allies. Zeromus, Brachioraidos, Zeromus EG
Blaster 50% chance of inflicting Paralyze or Death. Cait Sith, Coeurl, Coeurl Regina, Mist Kraken
Blaze Heavy Ice-elemental damage to the party. Chimera, Chimera Brain, Lunar Shiva, Silver Dragon, Death Machine, Zeromus EG, Ifrit, Bomb King, Clockwork Dragon
Blink The target automatically dodges the next two physical attacks targeted at them. Golden Toad
Blitz Thunderbolt Moderate Lightning-elemental damage to the party. Gold Dragon, Thunder Dragon, Lunar Ramuh, Ramuh, Fiend Dragon
Ice2 Blizzara Moderate Ice-elemental damage. Leviathan, Zeromus EG, Golbez, Dark Elf, Mindy, Shiva
Ice3 Blizzaga Heavy Ice-elemental damage. Lunar Shiva, Lunar Leviathan, Lunar Asura, Leviathan (DS version), Dark Sage
Vampire Blood Suck Vampire Bloodfeast Minor non-elemental damage and drains HP from target. Also inflicts Sap. Abyss Worm, Apparition, Blood Bat, Blood Eye, Cave Bat, Echidna, Gigas Worm, Left Arm, Right Arm, Succubus, Vampire Bat, Vampiress
Stone Break Inflicts Petrify. Dark Sage, Brachioraidos


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Reaction Chain Explosion Destroys all enemies. Used as a counter to a Lightning-elemental attack. Dark Grenade
Cold Mist Freezing Mist Used as a counter when in Mist form. Moderate Ice-elemental damage to the party. Mist Dragon, Lunar Dragon
Confuse Inflicts Confuse to one or all targets. Zemus's Malice, Brachioraidos
Constrict Entangle Constrict Inflicts Paralyze. Used as a counter. Gold Dragon, Hydra, Ettin Snake, Left Arm, Right Arm, Crystal Dragon, Lamia Queen, Lunar Leviathan
Counter Counter Horn Pincers Used as a counter to all attacks except the Chocobo summon. Antlion
Croak Summons Bog Toads to the battle. Bog Witch
Crush Crash Down Crush Inflicts Death with 100% accuracy. Demon Wall, Lunar Titan
Cure3 Curaga Restores a great amount of HP to a single target. Deathmask, Lunar Asura, Asura, Mist Summoner
Cure4 Curaja Restores an extreme amount of HP to a single target. Asura
Curse Inflicts Curse on a single target. When used by Apparition, targets the entire party. Scarmiglione, Dinozombie, Dark Knight, Satanite, Geryon, Apparition


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
D.Breath Dark Breath Moderate Fire-elemental damage to the party. Dark Dragon
Vanish Used in Zeromus' script to kill self, it doesn't displaying the name during battle. Zeromus
Dummy Dark Dark Wave Darkness Deals damage to all characters in exchange of HP. Dark Knight
Fatal Death Attempts to inflict Death on a single ally. Dark Sage, Blood Eye, Proto Deathmask, Chaos Knight
Big Wave Big Tsunami Tidal Wave Deluge Inflicts non-elemental damage equal to 25% of the target's maximum HP. In the DS version of the game this ability inflicts heavy Water-elemental damage to the party and has a chance of inflicting Death. Leviathan, Ogopogo, Zeromus EG, Lunar Leviathan
Digest Digestive Fluid Digestive Acid Bile Minor non-elemental damage and inflicts Sap. Malboro, Great Malboro
- Divine Judgment Extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Proto-Babil
Disrupt Removes Berserk, Float, Blink (2), Blink (1), and Barrier. This is used by Zeromus before Cecil uses the Crystal on it to reveal his true form. It is used when he massively shakes. This ability also resets the speed modifier to the default of 16. Zeromus
Count Doom Inflicts Doom on one ally or the entire party. Is Reflectable. Ahriman, Plague Horror, Zeromus EG, Great Malboro
Drain Inflicts moderate non-elemental damage on one target and transfers the damage as health to the user. Bloodbones, Succubus, Blood Eye, Zeromus EG, Golbez, Master Flan
DullSong Cursed Song Song of Curse Cursed Elegy Used as a counter to Fire-elemental attacks (Scarmiglione) or when hit by a physical attack during Countdown (Brachioraidos). Inflicts Slow to the party. Scarmiglione (Undead), Brachioraidos


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Quake Earthquake Weaker version of the Quake spell. Alraune, Arachne, T-Rex, Zeromus EG, Lunar Titan, Titan, White Dragon
Magnet Electromagnetic Field Magnetic Radiation Electromagnetic Radiation Inflicts Stop. Used as a counter to Lightning-elemental attacks by Armor Constructs. Optic Blaster, Armor Construct.
Hug Embrace Inflicts Petrify. Also fully heals target before Petrify except in the Nintendo DS version. Moonmaiden, Zeromus EG, Elite Soldier
Charm Lure Entice Inflicts Confuse. Lamia, Lamia Queen, Flan Princess, Lamia Matriarch


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Fire2 Fira Moderate Fire-elemental damage. Zeromus EG, Rubicante, Lunar Ifrit, Golbez, Dark Elf, Mindy, Ifrit
Fire3 Firaga Major Fire-elemental damage. Lunar Ifrit, Lunar Asura, Dark Sage, Bomb King
Fire1 Fire Minor Fire-elemental damage. Tiny Mage
Fire Flame Inflicts major Fire elemental damage to the party. Death Machine, T-Rex, Zeromus EG, Lunasaur, Lunar Ifrit, Lunar Shiva, Ifrit, Clockwork Dragon
Emission Flame Thrower Flamethrower Minor Fire-elemental damage to the party. Armored Fiend, Dr. Lugae
Nuke Flare Extreme non-elemental damage to one target. Zeromus EG, Dark Bahamut, Zeromus, Deathmask, Master Flan, Proto Deathmask, Brachioraidos


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Glance Gaze 1/3 chance of either Confuse, Sleep, or Paralyze. In Lunar Titan's case, inflicts Gradual Petrify. Blood Eye, Lunar Titan
Glance Pupil Glance Glare Inflicts Confuse. Calcabrina, Vampiress, Catoblepas


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Fast Haste Doubles the targets action speed. Plague Horror, Lunar Odin, Sorceress
Hatch Removes Egg status, causing the monster to take on its normal appearance and behavior. Mystery Egg
Remedy Heal Restore Heal Restores HP equal to 1/10 of max HP. Cagnazzo, Lunasaur, Dark Bahamut, Defense Node, Brachioraidos, Lunar Dragon, Lunar Asura, Proto Deathmask
Whisper Hex Inflicts Pig on an ally. Dark Elf, Li'l Murderer
Hold Inflicts Paralyze. Tiny Mage, Death Puppet
White Holy Heavy Holy-elemental damage. Deathmask, Lunar Odin, Proto Deathmask, Brachioraidos


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Blizzard Snowstorm Ice Storm Icestorm Heavy Ice-elemental damage to one or more party members. Blue Dragon, Frostbeast, T-Rex, Lunar Shiva, Tiny Mage, Shiva
- Inferno Heavy Fire-elemental damage. Rubicante, Geryon


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Laser Non elemental damage based on user's current HP. Dr. Lugae, Death Machine
- Leech Zeromus EG
Peep Scan Libra View vital statistics of target. Zemus's Breath, Li'l Murderer
- Light of Babil Inflicts extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Proto-Babil
Thunder Lightning Moderate Lightning-elemental damage. T-Rex, Zeromus EG, Lunar Ramuh, Geryon, Barbariccia, Ramuh, Crystal Dragon


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Storm Maelstrom Reduces party's HP to single digits. Used as a counter by Behemoths to Holy-elemental attacks. Barbariccia (Elements), Behemoth, Brachioraidos, White Dragon, Lunar Leviathan, Geryon, Storm Dragon, Fiend Dragon
Blast Mind Blast Moderate non-elemental damage as well as Paralyze and Sap. Mindflayer, Zemus's Breath, Mist Kraken
Size Mini Inflicts and/or removes the Mini status. Zeromus EG, Lunar Asura
MegaNuke Mega Flare Megaflare Extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Bahamut, Dark Bahamut, Brachioraidos, Lunar Bahamut
Meteo Meteor Heavy Holy-elemental damage to the party.
Heavy Non-elemental damage in DS.


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Needle Inflicts non-elemental damage. Ignores Protect status. Gatlinghog, Needlehog, Sword Rat
Disrupt Dimension 9 Ninth Dimension Inflicts Death. Is Reflectable. Trap Door


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Globe 199 Number 199 Globe 199 Object 199 Inflicts extreme non-elemental damage to an ally. CPU, Brachioraidos, Proto-Babil, Death Machine, Lunar Asura
Psych Asper Osmose Drains MP from target to restore own MP. Zeromus EG, Golbez, Tiny Mage, Dark Sage, Zeromus (DS version), Mist Kraken


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Maser Laser Piercing Laser Laser Barrage Inflicts damage to the party equal to 1/10 of their max HP. Death Machine, Attack Node, Death Puppet
Poison Poison Gas Gas Inflicts Poison and minor non-elemental damage to the party. Dr. Lugae, Geryon, Scarmiglione, Lunar Dragon
Powder Cold Snap Poison Powder Non-elemental damage and Blind to party. Eyewing Moth, Hell Flapper, Gloomwing
Pollen Non-elemental damage and Sap on the party. Blood Flower, Mortblossom
Armor Protect Increases Defense. Asura (Advance and DS only), Zemus's Malice, Platinum Toad, Iron Giant, Elite Soldier, Grudge Puppet


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Quake Major non-elemental damage to all non-floating targets. Titan


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Life1 Life Raise Revives a KOed ally with minimum HP. Asura
Ray Finger Tip Ray Stone Touch Inflicts Gradual Petrify. Medusa, Gorgon, Barbariccia, Geryon
Wall Reflect Bounces spell off of target back at enemy party. Asura, Zeromus EG, Sandy, Baigan, Deathmask, Master Flan, Proto Deathmask, Platinum Toad, Golden Toad
Regenerate Revives all KO'd allies. Master Flan
Recover Arise Reraise Revives one fallen enemy. Amoeba, Cindy
Heal Medic Panacea Restore Removes all bad statuses from party. Dr. Lugae
Retreat Escape from battle. Captain, General, Amoeba, Mors, Lunar Virus, Platinum Toad
Ray Finger Tip Ray Stone Touch Inflicts Gradual Petrify. Medusa, Gorgon, Barbariccia, Geryon
- Reversal Gas Inflicts Reverse on all party members and enemies. Dr. Lugae (DS only)


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Dancing Samba de Flan Inflicts Berserk. Flan Princess
Glare Scorch Glare Scorch Major Fire-elemental damage. Brachioraidos, Flamehound, Rubicante, Lunar Ifrit, Crystal Dragon
Explode Self-Destruct Self-Destruct Deals damage equal to remaining HP. Balloon, Bomb, Armored Fiend, Gray Bomb, Katsuhisa Higuchi, Left Arm, Right Arm, Barnabas, Barnabas-Z, Melt Bomb
Shell Iron Giant
Mute Silence Prevents target from using spells. Scarmiglione, Sorceress
Slap 1/3 chance of Paralyze, Silence, or Curse. Lilith, Hiromi Nakada
Sleep Inflicts Sleep. Hiroyuki Ito
Gas Sleep Gas Sleeping Gas Inflicts Sleep to the party. Counter to physical damage. Dr. Lugae, Lunar Dragon
Slow Reduces target's speed. Lunar Dragon, Sorceress
Petrify Stone Gaze Inflicts Gradual Petrify. Black Lizard, Basilisk, Ice Lizard, Catoblepas, Lunar Titan
Stop Inflicts Stop. Crystal Dragon
Call Summon Calls a monster into the battle. Golbez calls Shadow Dragon. Puppeteer, Sorcerer, Summoner, Mist Summoner, Golbez


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Search Target Target does not do anything. It is only used by Trap Door to warn the player that it's about to use Ninth Dimension. Trap Door
Heat Ray Thermal Ray Inflicts major Fire-elemental damage to the party. Red Dragon
Lit-2 Bolt2 Thundara Moderate Lightning elemental damage. Zeromus EG, Golbez, Mindy, Ramuh
Lit-3 Bolt3 Thundaga Heavy Lightning-elemental damage. Lunar Ramuh, Lunar Asura, Li'l Murderer, Dark Sage, Master Flan, Sahagin Prince, Echidna
Lit-1 Bolt1 Thunder Minor Lightning-elemental damage. Scarmiglione, Tiny Mage, Skeleton
Toad Inflicts and/or removes the Toad status. Zeromus EG, Lunar Asura, Bog Toad, Bog Witch, Toadgre, Platinum Toad, Golden Toad, Brachioraidos
Tongue Lick Tongue Inflicts damage and Sleep. Naga
Weak Wind Tornado Reduces a target's HP to single digits. Dark Elf, Dark Sage, Belphegor (DS version), Chaos Knight, Strato Avis
Wave Tsunami Heavy Water-elemental damage to the party. (Can inflict instant death in the DS version). Cagnazzo, Flood Worm


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Tornado Whirlwind Minor non-elemental damage. Storm Dragon, Sand Worm
Weak Wall Whirl Same as the Black Magic spell Tornado, but is more effective. Used as a counter to Holy-elemental attacks. Zeromus, Zeromus EG, Ogopogo (DS only)
- Wing Scales Inflicts Blind. Eyewing Moth, Hellflapper


SNES Name PS Name GBA Name DS Name Description Enemy
Odin Zantetsuken Extreme non-elemental damage to the party. Odin, Lunar Odin


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