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Phantom Train (Final Fantasy VI boss)

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The GhostTrain will attack with Acid Rain, Evil Toot, and its Wheels for starters. Sabin's AuraBolt and Suplex are effective. Stop it dead in its tracks with Revivify.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

Phantom Train, or GhostTrain, is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is battled at the front of the Phantom Train, and is its main engine, an undead and sentient entity. Phantom Train is the only undead storyline boss in the game.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#283#284 (GBA) #285
☆038☆039 (Mobile/PC) ☆040
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Ghost Train
PS: G. Train
GBA: Phantom Train
Mobile/PC: Phantom Train
Phantom Train Undead Harder to run from. The party cannot escape.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
14 1,900 350 10 5
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 210 0 30 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% 100% 200% -100%Absorbs 200%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% 100%Damages -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune - - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - - - - Immune - -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)
None [100%In both item drop slots, leading to 100%.] Tent [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control(Immune) & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Wheel (Level 2 = Attack x 2)
Diabolic Whistle, Acid Rain, Saintly Beam None Attack, Wheel Attack, Wheel

Battle Edit

Phantom Train's attacks include the dangerous Diabolic Whistle, which inflicts a random status ailment on each party member; Acid Rain; and Saintly Beam, both of which do mediocre magic damage to the entire party. It will only use Diabolic Whistle regularly if only two party members are alive, so if the player boarded the train with Shadow and keeps all party members healthy, they can avoid the risk.

The Phantom Train is vulnerable to Sabin's Meteor Strike, which is an oddity, as most large enemies and bosses are immune to the attack.

Strategy Edit

As an undead enemy, the Phantom Train can be easily killed by using a Phoenix Down on it.

If one doesn't want to use a Phoenix Down, Sabin should use Meteor Strike while Cyan attacks with Fang while keeping Sky in effect. If Shadow is in the party, he should use melee attacks or throw unwanted weapons.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
437 Phantom Train Y N N N Sides, individual The Decisive Battle 2
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AI script Edit

One time per battle: Attack (33%) or Wheel (33%) or Diabolic Whistle (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Wheel (33%)

Attack (66%) or Wheel (33%)
Increase Var3 by 1

If Var3 >= 2:

If 2 Characters are alive:
Set Var3 = 0
Diabolic Whistle (100%)

If Timer >= 15:

Reset Timer to 0
Acid Rain (66%) or Saintly Beam (33%)

If attacked by anything: Wheel (33%)

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


PFF Phantom Train
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Triple Triad Edit

125a Phantom Train

The Phantom Train appears on a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Ghost train refers to a phantom vehicle in the form of a locomotive or train.

Trivia Edit

  • The Phantom Train is vulnerable to Sabin's Meteor Strike, called Suplex in the Super Nintendo localization. A suplex is a throw used in wrestling, which usually involves arching/bridging either overhead or twisting to the side, so the opponent is slammed to the mat back-first. Sabin being able to grapple and throw such an enormous machine has become an inside joke among fans.