The Plant Brain is a boss from Final Fantasy IX. The party fights it in the Evil Forest in order to rescue Princess Garnet who had been captured by Prison Cage.

After the battle, Evil Forest will begin to petrify.


Final Fantasy IX enemy stats
#018 #019
Location Class Eat Other information
Evil Forest Heavy I no can eat! Can't escape.
Level HP MP Strength Defense
7 916 1,431 9 10
Evade Magic Magic Def Magic Eva Attack
2 9 10 3 15
Spirit Speed EXP Gil AP
13 20 0 468 See formations
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Thunder Water
150% 100% 100% 100%
Wind Earth Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Petrify Venom Virus Silence Darkness Trouble Zombie Death Confuse Berserk
Immune Immune Immune - - Immune Immune - Immune -
Stop Auto-Life Poison Sleep Regen Haste Slow Float Shell Protect
Immune Immune Immune - Immune - - Immune - -
Heat Freeze Vanish Doom Mini Reflect Gradual Petrify Eat Scan Gravity
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune Immune
Steal Item dropped Card dropped [12.5%]
[100%] Eye Drops
[25%] Iron Helm
[6.25%] Nothing
[0.39%] Nothing
[100%] Phoenix Down
[37.5%] Potion
[12.5%] Potion
[0.39%] Potion
Abilities Eat
Right Tentacle, Thunder, Pollen, Left Tentacle, Thunder I no can eat!

Formations Edit

Enemies Frequency AP
Can't escape.
Plant Brain 100% 5

Battle Edit

After a certain amount of time has passed, or if Plant Brain takes a total of 533 damage, Blank will join the battle. Alternatively, Blank will arrive when Zidane is KOed or his health bar goes to a HP Critical state. Blank does not appear immediately if the player enters the battle with Zidane knocked out.

Plant Brain's most damaging attack is Thunder that hits the whole party.

Strategy Edit

At the start of the battle Zidane should attempt to steal Plant Brain's Iron Helm, while Vivi should use Focus and Steiner should be on standby to heal the party with Potions.

Once Blank arrives, he and Zidane should attack using normal physical attacks. Vivi and Steiner should cast Fire and Fire Sword, respectively. Steiner, Zidane and Blank should beware of Plant Brain's Pollen ability as it can blind them and limit their physical attacking capabilities, although it will not hamper Steiner's Sword Magic.

Other appearancesEdit

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