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Pandemona is a Wind-based Guardian Force in Final Fantasy VIII. It learns Speed and Strength junctions and support abilities to enhance them. It is the first Guardian Force to learn Speed boosts naturally, and also the first to learn an ability that lets the junctioner act first in a battle along with a command that lets the user absorb HP from a target. It doesn't learn any refine abilities; the ability that refines Wind magic is learned by Quezacotl.

ProfileEdit

Pandemona is a pastel-colored creature. Its body is lavender with colorful aspects. It is bipedal and can suck in air and enemies via its "funnel" up front, storing the contents inside its tail that blows up like a balloon.

ObtainedEdit

Fujin-Raijin-Battle-FFVIII

The battle against Fujin and Raijin.

Pandemona is drawn from Fujin during the fight in the Balamb Hotel. After drawing Pandemona from her, Fujin stops using Wind magic. If missed, Pandemona can be drawn from Red Giant in the final dungeon. If the player misses both opportunities, Pandemona cannot be obtained in that playthrough. Obtaining Pandemona in the Steam version earns the achievement Pandemona.

BattleEdit

Tornado Zone

Pandemona's attack, Tornado Zone, is a Wind-elemental attack against all opponents. Majority of enemies have a weakness against Wind. Pandemona's summon time is 22.8s, which, according to the Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, allows the player to boost its damage to around 240% of normal damage using a regular PlayStation controller.

Its damage is calculated as follows:[1]

Damage = 65 * Level / 10 + 46 + 14
Damage = Damage * (265 - TargetSpr) / 8
Damage = Damage * 46 / 256
Damage = Damage * Boost / 100
Damage = Damage * (100 + SummonMagBonus) / 100
Damage = Damage * (900 - ElemDef) / 100:

Elemental Defense starts at 800 (0%), 900 nullifies damage and 1000 absorbs it. If an enemy is shown to be weak against an element, its Elemental Defense is below 800. If damage becomes negative (due to high Elemental Defense), the target is healed by that amount.

CompatibilityEdit

A Guardian Force's compatibility determines how fast the summon attack can be executed. Compatibility is raised by summoning Pandemona, casting magic that has affinity with Pandemona, and by using its compatibility items. The compatibility is lowered by summoning other GFs and using other GFs' compatibility items.

Compatibility Chart
Summon Effect Pandemona +20, Brothers -10, Every other GF -1.6
Compatibility Items Shear Feather +1.6, Windmill +3.2, LuvLuv G +20.2
Casting Magic Tornado +1, Aero +0.6, Apocalypse +0.2, Ultima +0.2, Water -0.8

The below values are the base compatibility values with all playable characters at the start of the game. Even if Seifer cannot junction Pandemona in a normal playthrough, a default compatibility value still exists for him.

Party member Compatibility
Squall 570
Quistis 560
Zell 570
Selphie 620
Rinoa 640
Irvine 540
Seifer 320
Edea 729

StatsEdit

The following table represents Pandemona's base stats:

Level HP Attack Power
19 1,442 1,052
20 1,506 1,092
30 2,146 1,466
40 2,794 1,840
50 3,450 2,213
60 4,114 2,587
70 4,786 2,961
80 5,466 3,335
90 6,154 3,708
100 6,850 4,082

AbilitiesEdit

Abilities learned naturally by Pandemona are listed below:

Ability AP Prerequisite
FFVIII Junction ability icon Str-J (Already learned)
FFVIII Junction ability icon Spd-J 120 None
FFVIII Junction ability icon Elem-Atk-J (Already learned)
FFVIII Junction ability icon Elem-Def-J (Already learned)
FFVIII Junction ability icon Elem-Def-Jx2 130 None
FFVIII Command ability icon Magic (Already learned)
FFVIII Command ability icon GF (Already learned)
FFVIII Command ability icon Draw (Already learned)
FFVIII Command ability icon Item (Already learned)
FFVIII Command ability icon Absorb 80 None
Ability AP Prerequisite
FFVIII Character ability icon Str+20% 60 None
FFVIII Character ability icon Str+40% 120 Str+20%
FFVIII Character ability icon Spd+20% 150 Spd-J
FFVIII Character ability icon Spd+40% 200 Spd+20%
FFVIII Character ability icon Initiative 160 None
FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+10% 40 None
FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+20% 70 SumMag+10%
FFVIII GF ability icon SumMag+30% 140 SumMag+20%
FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+10% 40 None
FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+20% 70 GFHP+10%
FFVIII GF ability icon GFHP+30% 140 GFHP+20%
FFVIII GF ability icon Boost 10 None

Triple TriadEdit

Pandemona Card
TTPandemona Element Wind
Refine 1 refines into 100 Windmills
Drop N/A
Card N/A
Level 9 (GF Card) Win Balamb Hotel Owner after Balamb Garden has become mobile.


Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

TYPE0

FFT0 Pandemonium Concept Art

Artwork.

Pandemona, along with Typhon and Phoenix, was considered to be a summon in Final Fantasy Type-0 but was discarded.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

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GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pandemona comes from the word "Pandemonium," the GF's name in the original Japanese release.

Pandæmonium comprises the Greek words pan, "all", and daimonion, "demon"; it can roughly be translated as "all demons". Pandæmonium is the castle of Lucifer and the capital of Hell in John Milton's Paradise Lost, and the word was invented by him. The word has also come to mean any wild disorder or chaos in English.

The word's meaning of any loud, chaotic thing, refers to Pandemona's use of a tornado. His use of a bag to unleash his wind powers is more in reference to Fūjin, the Japanese kami of wind who also used a bag filled with wind; gaining the summon from the character of the same name hints to this.

The game's debug menu, only accessible via cheating device, calls Pandemona "Pandemonium," but as the name exceeds the character limit the shortened version is used in the English release.

Pandemona is called Zephyr in the French version, Eolo in the Spanish version, and Pandemon in the Italian version.

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