This is the Phantom Train. It carries the departed to the other side."
"Wait. I don't want to go THERE!
- —Cyan and Sabin
The Phantom Train (魔列車, Ma Ressha?, lit. Magic Train) is a dungeon in Final Fantasy VI. It is a train that carries the dead to the "other side" where they can live their deaths peacefully and away from human interference. The train departs from the Phantom Forest and is full of ghosts who can be spoken to—some attack the party, some sell them items, and some are friendly and volunteer to join the party, at least until they make it to the engine.
- See also: Phantom Train
Sabin, Cyan and Shadow accidentally board the train and work their way to the front to stop it so they can get off. After battling through the train cars, they attempt to stop the engine, only to discover it is sentient. The engine attacks them, but is defeated and so allows them to get off at the next stop. When they disembark, Cyan is anguished as he witnesses his deceased wife and son board the train along with the other victims of the destruction of Doma Castle.
A Tent can be found by examining an inconspicuous spot on the floor in one of the small rooms containing a table. A Fairy Ring is right next to the tent in the same room, but it's inaccessible and therefore unobtainable.
- Phoenix Down x2
- Sniper Eye
- Hyper Wrist (Monster-in-a-box - Apparition)
- Tent x2
- Fairy Ring (Unobtainable)
|Phoenix Down||500 gil|
|Green Cherry||150 gil|
|Sleeping Bag||500 gil|
|"Mystery Train", Grand Finale version of "Phantom Train"|
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"Phantom Train" is the theme that plays during Sabin, Cyan and Shadow's travels on board the train.
The Phantom Train appears as a battle stage. Vaan and Onion Knight also have a conversation on the train. It is a small and narrow map, but the camera can swing through the walls and ceiling, turning them transparent. The seats are destructible and the Phantom Forest whizzes past the windows. The camera shakes while fighting here as though actually on a moving train.
During the twelfth cycle of war, Vaan tries to cheer the Onion Knight up from his recent loss in a practice match against the Warrior of Light, oblivious to himself being the cause of Onion Knight's distress by the way he treats him. When Vaan walks away to speak with Laguna, the Onion Knight tells Squall he is growing used to Vaan's role as his older brother.
The Phantom Train has no Omega version.
The battlegen item obtained through stage destruction in this area is the Ghost.
The Phantom Train makes a cameo appearance as part of the background in the Final Fantasy VI Field Music Sequence events, visible inside the Phantom Forest.
Sabin, Shadow, and Cyan have escaped the Imperial Camp and wandered into a forest, where they discover a mysterious train. No sooner do they board to investigate than the whistle blows and the train lurches into motion!
Phantom Train is unlocked by completing South Figaro Cave in the Final Fantasy VI realm. Completion of this dungeon unlocks Chaos Shrine in the Final Fantasy I realm and Esper Valley in the Final Fantasy VI realm.
|2nd Class - Carriage 4||3||4||1|
|2nd Class - Carriage 3||3||4||1|
|2nd Class - Carriage 2||3||4||1|
|2nd Class - Carriage 1||3||4||1|
|1st Class - Carriage 2||3||4||1|
|1st Class - Carriage 1||3||4||1|
Exploit the Phantom Train's weakness to fire attacks.
- Classic Rewards
|Mastery Reward||Lesser Power Orb||5|
|First Time Completion||Cyan||1|
- Elite Rewards
|Mastery Reward||Greater White Orb||3|
|First Time Completion||Mythril||1|
Ghost train refers to a phantom vehicle in the form of a locomotive or train.