"Intruder alert. Defense system activated. Initializing automatic countermeasures. Transferring from observation to attack mode."
Valia Pira is a boss from Final Fantasy IX and is the embodiment of the defense system in the Desert Palace. If the party has examined all of the bloodstones in the palace, Valia Pira cannot enhance its properties. Its "immunity to elemental attacks" can be deactivated by the bloodstone in the Hallway. The "increase in magic power" bloodstone is in the fire chamber, and its "increase in defense power" can be deactivated in the Upper Hallway. The "evasion increase" bloodstone can be found in the Stairwell near the Library. Its "increase magic defense" bloodstone is the one on the right hand side of the shadow chamber, and the bloodstone on the left hand side will deactivate its "increase magic evasion".
Valia Pira only uses magical attacks and is extremely weak against Water. Valia Pira will cast Reflect on itself several times during the battle, but this can be neutralized by casting Reflect on the party. Victory is achieved if Valia Pira runs out of MP.
If Eiko is in the party she can summonCarbuncle. As Valia Pira only uses magical attacks, it is impossible to lose this battle if at least one character has the Auto-Reflect ability equipped. As Valia Pira is defeated by expending its MP, Quina's Magic Hammer can help achieve this.