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The Sweeper is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII encountered in the Sector 1 Reactor, the game's opening location, and in the north section of the Train Graveyard soon after. It is also a possible encounter in the second round of the Battle Square before obtaining Tiny Bronco. In the Battle Square it has enhanced stats with double the normal HP and Attack and Magic Attack increased by 25%.


It is slightly stronger than the other enemies at the locations it is first encountered as it will not die in one hit, unlike most of the other enemies, as it has high HP. It attacks using its arm-mounted guns, and uses them to shoot bullets (the attacks Machine Gun and W Machine Gun) or gas (Smoke Shot). It will use Machine Gun on the party member with the lowest current HP, W Machine Gun on whoever has the highest current HP, and Smoke Shot on anyone not afflicted with Darkness. Since neither Sweeper, nor any of the opponents it appears alongside with, use attacks that inflict Darkness, this scenario is unnecessary. Its first move is selected randomly, but the Sweeper will cycle through its moves for the rest of the battle. It is weak to Lightning.


# Formation
320 Sweeper
321 Row 1: Sweeper
Row 2: Grunt A, Grunt B
322 Row 1: Grunt A, Grunt B
Row 2: Sweeper
395 Sweeper


No.1 Reactor
Lower Piping 320, 321, 322
Train Graveyard (before Aps is fought)
South 395
North 395
Battle Square (before Tiny Bronco)
Group B - Battle 2 395

AI scriptEdit

Start of battle

Declare Count = Random[0..3]

If (Count == 0) Then

If (all opponents have Darkness) Then: Use Smoke Shot on random opponent Else: Use Smoke Shot on random opponent without Darkness Count = 1

Else If (Count == 1) Then

Use Machine Gun on random opponent with lowest HP

Count = 2


Use W Machine Gun on random opponent with highest HP

Count = 0


The way the AI for the Sweeper is coded suggests that it is more likely to use W Machine Gun as its first turn than Smoke Shot or Machine Gun.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF Sweeper

Sweeper from Final Fantasy VII appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


Sweeper from Final Fantasy VII appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Rampage Land RankersEdit

Sweeper appears as an enemy in the Midgar dungeon.[1]



  • In the 1996 demo version of the game, instead of the Guard Scorpion, a larger-than-usual Sweeper is used instead. Sweeper does not otherwise appear in this version of the demo.

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