Gradually wears down HP with Slip Touch.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Provoker, also known as the Apparite, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It can be found at the Cave to the Sealed Gate.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#087#088 (GBA) #089
#041 #042 (Mobile/PC) #043
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Apparite
PS: Apparite
GBA: Provoker
Mobile/PC: Provoker
Cave to the Sealed Gate Undead N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
20 781 60 17 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
110 150 0 35 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 415 300
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
-100%Absorbs 200% 100% -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 - Auto Immune Auto - Immune -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - Immune - - - - -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 0%)
[87.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Holy Water
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Hi-Potion
[87.5%] Holy Water

[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 & Confuse
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Sapping Touch (Inflicts Sap)
Imp Song Attack, Imp Sapping Touch Attack, Imp

Battle Edit

Like most enemies in the Cave to the Sealed Gate, it is undead and absorbs Fire. It can counter most attacks with Imp Song, which inflicts Imp status. It is recommended to use powerful attacks such as Aura Cannon, Prismatic Flash, Chain Saw, or simply using a Phoenix Down or Holy Water on it.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
073 Provoker x2, Lich x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1
153 Provoker x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
155 Lich, Provoker, Antares Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (100%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Sapping Touch (33%)

If attacked by anything: Imp Song (33%)

Etymology Edit

Apparite in Interlingua is the past participle of "apparer". Apparer in Interlingua means "to appear, show up".

Provoker's Japanese name is Pooka. Pooka is primarily a creature of Irish folklore. Considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune, they could either help or hinder rural and marine communities. The creatures were said to be shape changers which could take the appearance of black horses, goats and rabbits.

Related enemies Edit