An assassin from the East. Uses Water Edge, Bolt Edge, and Fire Skean, then he vanishes with Inviz.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Ninja is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI, and is one of the most dangerous enemies on the Floating Continent.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#111#112 (GBA) #113
#158 #159 (Mobile/PC) #160
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Ninja
PS: Ninja
GBA: Ninja
Mobile/PC: Ninja
Floating Continent Humanoid The party cannot escape.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
27 1,650 130 22 5
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
135 140 0 37 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 694 520
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 200% -100%Absorbs 200%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune - - - - - Immune - - Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - - - Immune Immune Auto - Immune -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - - - - - - -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 57.1%)

[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Angel Wings
[87.5%] Fuma Shuriken

[Slot 1 (25%)]Viper Darts
[Slot 2 (25%)]Viper Darts
[Slot 3 (25%)]Assassin's Dagger
[Slot 4 (25%)]Ichigeki
Morph ID: 25
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse
Normal Attack: Kiku-ichimonji
Special Attack: Stealth (Grants Invisible)
Flame Scroll, Water Scroll, Lightning Scroll Attack, Water Scroll Flame Scroll, Water Scroll Attack, Flame Scroll, Water Scroll, Lightning Scroll

Battle Edit

Ninja is first encountered in the Cave to the Sealed Gate, on the eastern edge of the Gestahlian Empire. The player must press the right-hand switch adjacent to the save point chamber in the middle of the cave system to fight a solo Ninja, and steal a pair of Angel Wings. This is the player's first opportunity to obtain this relic (excluding the Jidoor auction).

Every turn Ninja have a 66% chance of throwing a Flame Scroll, Water Scroll or Lightning Scroll, doing several hundred damage to the party. Furthermore, Ninja often attack in pairs, and thus can quickly decimate the party. They also have a 33% chance of countering any attack with Stealth, granting Vanish status. They are weak to Lightning.

Ninja may drop a Fuma Shuriken, a powerful throwing weapon for this point in the game.

Strategy Edit

Thundara spells and Gau's Aspiran Rage work well, as does Shadow throwing Lightning Scrolls himself. Casting Death on Ninja can be very effective.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
180 Ninja x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 5
188 Ninja x2, Platinum Dragon Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 6
524 Ninja Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Flame Scroll (33%) or Water Scroll (33%) or Attack (33%)
2nd Turn: Flame Scroll (33%) or Attack (33%) or Lightning Scroll (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (33%) or Water Scroll (33%) or Lightning Scroll (33%)
If attacked by "Attack": Target self, and Stealth (33%)

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit


PFF Ninja Enemy

Ninja from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit



Ninja from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

A ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.

Related enemies Edit