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

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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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK Phantom Train FFVI

The Phantom Train appears as a boss in numerous Final Fantasy VI dungeons. It is also fought as a boss in the Ultima Nightmare Dungeon. Across its appearances the Phantom Train fights much as in Final Fantasy VI, using Diabolic Whistle to inflict status ailments, Saintly Beam to deal holy-elemental damage, and Acid Rain to deal water-elemental damage and inflict sap. Its exact stats vary depending on the dungeon where it is fought.

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

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  • 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.