Summon Materia (召喚, Shōkan?) is a type of Materia used to gain access to the Summon command to call powerful monsters to attack a group of enemies. Summon Materia are usually red.


Final Fantasy VIIEdit


Summon Materia first appeared in Final Fantasy VII. It works very similar to Magic Materia; all cost MP to use, and equipping any Summon Materia adds the Summon command to a characters' commands menu. However, Summon Materia is typically more unique and much harder to find than Magic Materia. The player can only obtain one "fresh" version of every Summon Materia with exception to Master Summon and Phoenix (due to a programming oversight).[A] Other Summon Materia can be obtained in multiple ways, but the game will only allow the player to have one so the other methods will be removed. A player can still have multiple versions of the other Summon Materia through mastering. All Summon Materia sells for only 1 gil.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenEdit



Bahamut SIN in Advent Children.

Unlike other Materia subsets, Summon Materia in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children does see use, though only to summon Bahamut SIN, when used by Kadaj. Cloud Strife along with many others eventually fight and defeat Bahamut SIN during the battle in Edge.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit


Summon Materia appears also in Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-, with the various summons determining the element of the Summon attacks or having various effects.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit


VIICC Summon Materia

Zack picking up a summon materia.

In Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, Summon Materia is not used in battle, nor can it be equipped. Instead, acquiring a Summon Materia item adds its portrait to the Summon Mode of the Digital Mind Wave, which allows it to then summoned into battle automatically when its portrait lines up on the reels.

Other traditional summons can be acquired to the DMW, but they are acquired by collecting items other than Materia. The DMW differentiates between these two types of summons by grouping those acquired through methods other than Materia into "Chocobo Mode".

As with all DMW attacks, the power of the Summon depends on the attack level.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. 4Edit

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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.

Materia means "matter" or "substance" in Latin and Spanish. It also means "subject" in Italian and Spanish, and is the ascendant of Portuguese "Matéria".