The Prototype is an enemy in Final Fantasy V. It is one of the better EXP farms in Bartz's World, as it awards high EXP and AP for that early part of the game. It also drops valuable Dark Matters that can be used for mixing powerful concoctions. If the player catches it and releases it, it will cast Mega Flare. Later in the game, the Prototype can be found in the sunken Walse Tower.
Prototype has access to three Blue Magic spells: Flame Thrower, Missile, and Self-Destruct. Only Missile and Self-Destruct can be accessed by controlling it; Flamethrower is one of the three attacks used by Prototype on its second turn, so the player will have to wait until that point to obtain it.
Prototypes can be killed easily by using Control and then having them Self-Destruct. A less efficient method is to use Off-Guard, learned by controlling Page 256, multiple times to reduce the Prototype's defenses down to a manageable level, and then attack it with the party's best spells and attacks.
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