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For the summon sequences, see: Summon (Final Fantasy VII)/Videos

Summon (しょうかん, Shōkan?) is a skillset from Final Fantasy VII. A player gains access to the skillset after equipping any Summon Materia, however the command within the skillset the player has access to relates to the Materia equipped.

Summon abilities can also be called via Cait Sith's Summon Limit Break in Slots. In these cases the Summon is called free of an MP cost, and the ability name will be the Summon's name, with exception to Fat-Chocobo and Gunge Lance.

List of summonsEdit

Command MP Ability Power Effect
Choco/Mog 14 DeathBlow!! 16 15/16: Non-elemental damage to all enemies and 40% chance of inflicting Stop.
Fat-Chocobo 20 1/16: Non-elemental damage to all enemies.
Attacks all opponents. Sometimes causes [Stop]
Shiva 32 Diamond Dust 24 Ice-elemental damage to all enemies.
Ice magic damage on all opponents
Ifrit 34 Hellfire 27 Fire-elemental damage to all enemies.
Fire magic damage on all opponents
Ramuh 40 Judgement Bolt 30 Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.
Lightning magic damage on all opponents
Titan 46 Anger of the Land 33 Earth-elemental damage to all enemies.
Damages all opponents on the ground
Odin 80 Steel Bladed Sword 0 If target not immune to instant death: instantly kills all enemies.
Gunge Lance 78 If target immune to instant death: Inflicts non-elemental damage to a single target.
Slashes all opponents
Leviathan 78 Tidal Wave 75 Water-elemental damage to all enemies.
Water Magic damage on all opponents
Bahamut 100 Mega Flare 65 High non-elemental damage to all enemies. Ignores Magic Defense.
Unblockable Non-Elemental attack
Kujata 110 Tetra-Disaster 100 Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Causes [Fire/Ice/Lightning] magic damage
Alexander 120 Judgement 120 Holy-elemental damage to all enemies.
Causes Holy Magic damage on all opponents
Phoenix 180 Phoenix Flame 60 High Fire elemental damage to all enemies. Resurrects dead allies.
Causes Fire Magic damage, and revives all allies
Neo Bahamut 140 Giga Flare 80 High non-elemental damage to all enemies. Ignores Magic Defense.
Unblockable Non-Elemental attack
Hades 150 Black Cauldron 90 Non-elemental damage to all enemies, 100% chance of inflicting Poison, Confuse, Sleep, Silence, Mini, Frog, Slow, and Paralysis to those not immune.
Changes status of all opponents
Typhon 160 Disintegration 110 High Fire, Ice, Lightning, Earth damage to all enemies. Ignores Magic Defense.
Causes [Fire/Ice/Lightning/Earth] magic damage
Bahamut ZERO 180 Tera Flare 120 Heavy non-elemental damage to all enemies. Ignores Magic Defense.
Unblockable Non-Elemental attack
Knights of Round 250 Ultimate End 80 Heavy non-elemental damage on all enemies. Ignores Magic Defense. Damage is the cumulative sum of 13 hits.
Extreme summoned monsters

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB Some of the summons appear in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.

Ability Cards
Legend Cards

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

Mobius Cards of the Final Fantasy VII Choco/Mog, Shiva and Phoenix appear.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UEdit

Ifrit Smash Bros Splash Card

Ifrit in SSB4

The Final Fantasy VII interpitations of many of the series summons appear as stage Hazzards in the Midgar stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. By getting ones hands on a Summon Materia, which will occasionally float around the stage, will allow one to call upon the summons of FFVII to wreack havoc on the stage.

  • Ifrit: Attacks with fire magic, tilting the stage to the side.
  • Ramuh: Electrifies the three floating platforms.
  • Odin: Cuts the stage into two separate parts with its sword.
  • Leviathan: Floods the arena, making the main platform surf across a huge body of water.
  • Bahamut ZERO: Attacks with a devastating flare, which destroys the city in the background and creates a damaging pillar of light on the stage.



Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of mind-altering substances with and without uttered word formulas.


Summon Chess FF7
  • The ghosts playing chess in the Ghost Square of Gold Saucer appear use pieces that are the summons from the game.
  • Tetsuya Nomura did the storyboards for the summon and other effect sequences, and leaving it up to the programmers' to realize them for the game. Since 3D allows the change of perspective in various ways, it was decided to make the summons have flashy "camerawork."[1]
  • The design of Bahamut for Final Fantasy XIV where the dragon destroyed the old Final Fantasy XIV and created the new A Realm Reborn was designed after the Final Fantasy VII summon.[2]
  • Using a summon in the PlayStation 4 version earns the Fledgling Summoner trophy.


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