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Tumbleweed (Final Fantasy VI)

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This creature with a tough outer shell attacks with Blinder.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Tumbleweed is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.


Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#172#173 (GBA) #174
#070 #071 (iOS) #072
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: TumbleWeed
PS: TmblWeed
GBA: Tumbleweed
iOS: Tumbleweed
Various islands (World of Ruin) (GBA)
Various islands (World of Ruin) (SNES)
None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
55 6,200 600 10 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 90 0 30 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 2,554 1,333
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune - Immune - - Immune - - - -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- Immune Immune Immune - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - - -
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 42.9%)
[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Saucer
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Remedy
[Slot 2 (25%)]Remedy
[Slot 3 (25%)]Remedy
[Slot 4 (25%)]Remedy
Morph ID: 3
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Blinder (Inflicts Blind)
Lifeshaver Attack, Lifeshaver Blinder, Lifeshaver Attack, Blinder, Lifeshaver


They always attack in groups of four, and have a chance to counter any attack with Lifeshaver, which deals Earth-elemental damage and absorbs HP. They are vulnerable to Fire, so Firaga and Fira spells are the best way to defeat them quickly. They have the rare Imp equipment piece Saucer to be stolen.

Coliseum setupEdit

Bet Burning Fist for Burning Fist

Tumbleweed's Blinder can be disregarded in the versions prior to the Gameboy Advance, due to a bug in those games. In the GBA remake, simply use the Silver Spectacles/Ribbon to prevent it. The player should also equip Gaia Gear to reverse Lifeshaver's drain effect.

AI scriptsEdit

Normal scriptEdit

If monster is by itself:

If attacked by anything: Lifeshaver (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Blinder (33%)

Coliseum scriptEdit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Blinder (33%) or Lifeshaver (33%)

If attacked by anything: Lifeshaver (33%)


A tumbleweed is the above-ground part of any of a number of plants that, once mature and dry, disengage from the root and tumble away in the wind. This is an adaptation that allows the plant to spread its seeds across the landscape.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Tumbleweed FFVI

The Tumbleweed from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

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