Hmph! You're not even as attractive as I thought you'd be...
—Matoya, upon regaining her vision

Matoya is a witch from the original Final Fantasy who lives in a cave. She cannot see without the use of a special Crystal Eye, which was stolen from her by the sorcerer Astos. The Warriors of Light are able to recover her crystal eye by defeating the dark elf Astos, and recruit her help in reviving the Prince of Elfheim.



Matoya is a grey-haired elderly woman wearing a red robe, orange scarf, and a red pointy hat. In the NES release she wears a purple hat.


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Final Fantasy IXEdit



Description for Beautiful Potion.

A quest during the game involves finding three potions to restore Cid, who was turned into an oglop. However, the potions do not work and instead turn him into a frog. The description of these potions refers to the Book of Matoya.

Final Fantasy XEdit

X One of the magically inclined katana used by Auron is named Matoya's Blade in the English release of the game, while its Japanese name is "Ecstacy".

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII A legend written in the bestiary mentions the name Matoya as the prophet in the legend of Ahnas the Holy.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit


FFXIV Matoya


To win a war, you must be willing to do whatever it takes. To fight, to kill, and if necessary, to die. The path you've chosen is paved with the dead. Walk it with your eyes open, or not at all.
—Matoya to the remaining Scions of the Seventh Dawn

Matoya appears as a key character during the later parts of the Heavensward expansion's main scenario. She is a powerful Sharlayan sage, who was once the rival of Louisoix Leveilleur and former mentor to Y'shtola. She lives with frogs and enchanted brooms in her cave located in the Dravanian Hinterlands. An arranged version of "Matoya's Cave", called "The Mushroomery", plays in her place.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit


Wonder - Matoya's Cave

Matoya's Cave mentioned.

According to the description of the Matoya's Cave Wonder, Matoya was a popular court thaumaturge for the Ronkans. When she created the Enthralled, however, she was accused of witchcraft and took up residence in the cave. In the 1998 English translation, the Enthralled was a demon and Matoya was described both as a "he" and as a "Sorceress".

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia Matoya makes a cameo as one of the tutors from the in-game manuals explaining the game's calendar.

Matoya is also the name of a Ghost Card the player can battle. The Matoya ghost is a Level 100 Warrior of Light that has the Purple Gem and Crystal Eye to be won through Battlegen, the latter is a reference to the item Matoya is missing in Final Fantasy.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


An eccentric witch who lives in a cave in the company of her talking brooms. Matoya can brew most any potion imaginable, but her eyes have failed her, and she relies on a crystal eye to see.
—Character profile.

Matoya is a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event Dawn of a Legend as a First Time Reward for completing the event's Sunken Shrine stage on Classic difficulty.


Matoya is a Witch, whose combat role is Master of Magic.

Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 157 6 6 12 10 12 20 20 83
10 793 15 19 38 25 30 20 20 89
20 1,368 25 30 62 43 50 20 21 95
30 1,900 35 41 84 61 71 21 21 101
40 2,405 45 52 105 79 91 21 22 106
50 2,892 55 62 125 97 112 22 22 111
60 3,225 65 66 144 114 132 23 23 113
RankMax: 5 2 1 1 5 3 5 3 3 2

Matoya can use Black Magic abilities up to rarity rank 5, White Magic abilities up to rarity rank 5, and Witch abilities up to rarity rank 5.

Her default Soul Break is Cleansing Tincture, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment casts Esuna on a single ally.


Matoya can equip the following weapon types: daggers, rods, and staffs.

She can equip the following armor types: hats, robes, and bracers.

She can equip accessories.

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Captain N: The Game MasterEdit

Captain N - Witch

She is referred to Witch within the episode, and she is clearly base on Matoya, along with her magic broom that can move on their own just like in the game. She is depicted as a generic witch, where Astos stole the Light Crystal (Crystal Eye) from her years ago. She is able to petrify people, and does so on Lana, and can reverse said petrification.