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Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromusnoncorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
63 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
254 127
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
254 0 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 99%
EXP GP
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Darkness
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Sacred Power Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Venom Darkness Mute Pig Small
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Swoon Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Charm Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Peep / Peep Weak
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Cure1
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Cure1
[37.5%]Cure1
[12.5%]Cure1
[0.39%]Cure1
Abilities Meteo
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromusnoncorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
63 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
254 127
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
254 0 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 99%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Darkness Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Frog Stone Wounded Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Levitate Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Moon's Core
Type Heavy
Steal Potion
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Potion
[37.5%]Potion
[12.5%]Potion
[0.39%]Potion
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromusnoncorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
63 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
254 127
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
254 0 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 99%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Venom Darkness Mute Pig Small
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Swoon Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Charm Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Wind
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Potion
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Potion
[37.5%]Potion
[12.5%]Potion
[0.39%]Potion
Abilities Meteo
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus-ffiv-gba
Statistics
Level HP MP
63 65,498 4,093
Strength Magic
254 127
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
254 0 0
Agility Precision Evasion
? ? 99%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Death Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Core
Type Heavy
Steal Potion
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Potion
[37.5%]Potion
[12.5%]Potion
[0.39%]Potion
Abilities Meteor
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
FF4PSP Zeromus Incorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
63 65,498 4,093
Strength Magic
254 127
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
254 0 0
Speed Accuracy Evasion
? ? 99%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Petrify Death Grd. Ptrfy.Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Libra / Analyze Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Potion
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Potion
[37.5%]Potion
[12.5%]Potion
[0.39%]Potion
Abilities Meteor
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus first form unusable ios
Statistics
Level HP
68 150,000
EXP Gil
0 0
Strength Stamina Speed
78 78 59
Intellect Spirit Attack Accuracy
33 68 80 115
Evasion Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
10 148 52 15
Elemental affinities
FFIV iOS Fire Icon FFIV iOS Ice Icon FFIV iOS Thunder Icon FFIV iOS Dark Icon
100% 100% 100% 100%
FFIV iOS Holy Icon FFIV iOS Earth Icon FFIV iOS Water Icon FFIV iOS Wind Icon
100% 100% 100% 100%
Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Paralyze icon ffiv ios Sleep icon ffiv ios Confuse icon ffiv ios Stone icon ffiv ios Toad icon ffiv ios
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Silence icon ffiv ios Mini icon ffiv ios Blind icon ffiv ios Poison icon ffiv ios Death
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Critical Petrify icon ffiv ios Pig icon ffiv ios' Curse icon ffiv ios Berserk icon ffiv ios
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Stop icon ffiv ios Slow icon ffiv ios Sap icon ffiv ios Libra/Analyze
Immune - - Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Steal (60%) Nothing
Item dropped Nothing
Abilities Meteor
Other Information {Absorbs Flare.
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromusnoncorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
116 41
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
0 0 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 0
EXP GP
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Darkness
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Sacred Power Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Venom Darkness Mute Pig Small
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Swoon Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Charm Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Peep / Peep Weak
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Cure1
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Cure1
[37.5%]Cure1
[12.5%]Cure1
[0.39%]Cure1
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromusnoncorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
116 41
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
0 0 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 0
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Darkness Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Frog Stone Wounded Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Levitate Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Moon's Core
Type Heavy
Steal DarkMatter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]DarkMatter
[37.5%]DarkMatter
[12.5%]DarkMatter
[0.39%]DarkMatter
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromusnoncorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
116 41
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
0 0 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 0
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Venom Darkness Mute Pig Small
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Swoon Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Charm Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Wind
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Dark Matter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Dark Matter
[37.5%]Dark Matter
[12.5%]Dark Matter
[0.39%]Dark Matter
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus-ffiv-gba
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Strength Magic
116 41
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
0 0 0
Agility Precision Evasion
? ? 0
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Death Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Core
Type Heavy
Steal Dark Matter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Dark Matter
[37.5%]Dark Matter
[12.5%]Dark Matter
[0.39%]Dark Matter
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
FF4PSP Zeromus Incorporeal
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Strength Magic
116 41
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
0 0 0
Speed Accuracy Evasion
? ? 0
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Petrify Death Grd. Ptrfy.Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Libra / Analyze Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Dark Matter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Dark Matter
[37.5%]Dark Matter
[12.5%]Dark Matter
[0.39%]Dark Matter
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus first form unusable ios
Statistics
Level HP
68 N/A
EXP Gil
0 0
Strength Stamina Speed
78 78 59
Intellect Spirit Attack Accuracy
33 68 80 115
Evasion Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
10 148 52 15
Elemental affinities
FFIV iOS Fire Icon FFIV iOS Ice Icon FFIV iOS Thunder Icon FFIV iOS Dark Icon
100% 100% 100% 100%
FFIV iOS Holy Icon FFIV iOS Earth Icon FFIV iOS Water Icon FFIV iOS Wind Icon
100% 100% 100% 100%
Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Paralyze icon ffiv ios Sleep icon ffiv ios Confuse icon ffiv ios Stone icon ffiv ios Toad icon ffiv ios
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Silence icon ffiv ios Mini icon ffiv ios Blind icon ffiv ios Poison icon ffiv ios Death
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Critical Petrify icon ffiv ios Pig icon ffiv ios' Curse icon ffiv ios Berserk icon ffiv ios
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Stop icon ffiv ios Slow icon ffiv ios Sap icon ffiv ios Libra/Analyze
Immune - - Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Steal (50%) Nothing
Item dropped Nothing
Abilities None
Other Information {Absorbs Flare.
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus2
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
174 39
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
3 38 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 35%
EXP GP
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Darkness
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Sacred Power Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Venom Darkness Mute Pig Small
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Swoon Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Charm Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Peep / Peep Weak
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Cure1
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Cure1
[37.5%]Cure1
[12.5%]Cure1
[0.39%]Cure1
Abilities Big Bang, Nuke, Storm, Meteo, Blk. Hole, Virus
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus2
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
174 39
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
3 38 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 35%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Darkness Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Frog Stone Wounded Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Levitate Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Moon's Core
Type Heavy
Steal DarkMatter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]DarkMatter
[37.5%]DarkMatter
[12.5%]DarkMatter
[0.39%]DarkMatter
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus2
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Attack Magic
174 39
Defense Mag Def Mag Def%
3 38 0
Agil. Attack% Defense%
? ? 35%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Venom Darkness Mute Pig Small
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Swoon Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Charm Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Wind
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Dark Matter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Dark Matter
[37.5%]Dark Matter
[12.5%]Dark Matter
[0.39%]Dark Matter
Abilities Big Bang, Flare, Meteo, Black Hole, Bio
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
Zeromus2-ffiv-gba
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Strength Magic
174 39
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
3 38 0
Agility Precision Evasion
? ? 35%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Stone Death Petrify (gradual)Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Scan / Study Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Core
Type Heavy
Steal Dark Matter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Dark Matter
[37.5%]Dark Matter
[12.5%]Dark Matter
[0.39%]Dark Matter
Abilities Big Bang, Flare, Maelstrom, Meteor, Black Hole, Bio
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
FFIVPSP - Zeromus Sprite
Statistics
Level HP MP
96 65,498 4,093
Strength Magic
174 39
Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
3 38 0
Speed Accuracy Evasion
? ? 35%
EXP Gil
0 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Dark
-100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Holy Throw Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100% -100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Poison Blind Silence Pig Mini
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Toad Petrify Death Grd. Ptrfy.Gradual Petrify Berserk
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Confuse Sleep Paralyze Float Curse
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Libra / Analyze Tornado
Immune Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Type Heavy
Steal Dark Matter
Item dropped (0%) [100%]Dark Matter
[37.5%]Dark Matter
[12.5%]Dark Matter
[0.39%]Dark Matter
Abilities None
Zeromus
ゼロムス (Zeromusu?)
ZeromusDS2
Statistics
Level HP
68 150,000
EXP Gil
0 0
Strength Stamina Speed
78 78 59
Intellect Spirit Attack Accuracy
33 68 80 115
Evasion Defense Mag. Def.Magic Defense Mag. Eva.Magic Evasion
10 148 52 15
Elemental affinities
FFIV iOS Fire Icon FFIV iOS Ice Icon FFIV iOS Thunder Icon FFIV iOS Dark Icon
100% 100% 100% 100%
FFIV iOS Holy Icon FFIV iOS Earth Icon FFIV iOS Water Icon FFIV iOS Wind Icon
100% 100% 100% 100%
Restorative Drain/Osmose
-100%Absorbs 100%Damages, supplies to the caster
Statuses and immunities
Paralyze icon ffiv ios Sleep icon ffiv ios Confuse icon ffiv ios Stone icon ffiv ios Toad icon ffiv ios
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Silence icon ffiv ios Mini icon ffiv ios Blind icon ffiv ios Poison icon ffiv ios Death
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Critical Petrify icon ffiv ios Pig icon ffiv ios' Curse icon ffiv ios Berserk icon ffiv ios
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Stop icon ffiv ios Slow icon ffiv ios Sap icon ffiv ios Libra/Analyze
Immune - - Immune
Location Lunar Subterrane
Steal (50%) Dark Matter
Item dropped Nothing
Abilities Big Bang, Flare, Maelstrom, Meteor, Black Hole, Bio
Other Information {Absorbs Flare.
I am the wellspring of darkness, fed by Zemus's unbridled hate... I am He who is called Zeromus... I am he who knows naught but hate!
—Zeromus

Zeromus is the final boss of Final Fantasy IV and the spirit and hatred of Zemus incarnate. Zeromus appears with three battle scripts, with only the third being possible to defeat. The party faces him in the Moon.

After Fusoya and Golbez defeat Zemus, Zeromus emerges from his corpse, proclaiming itself as Zemus's hatred. Fusoya and Golbez's attacks have no effect on Zeromus, and when Golbez tries to use the Crystal, the creature proclaims evil hearts cannot wield it, and attacks both with Meteor.

Everyone left at Mysidia prays for Cecil. Their prayers revive him and his party, and Golbez hands over the Crystal and beckons Cecil to use it. He does so, and Zeromus's invincibility disappears, revealing its true form.

In some versions, Zeromus is susceptible to the second form glitch.

BattleEdit

2D versionsEdit

Once Cecil uses the Crystal, given by Golbez, Zeromus becomes corporeal and the true battle begins. In the SNES, PS, GBA and PSP versions, Zeromus has considerable prowess in magic; his signature moves include Big Bang, a powerful magic attack that deals around 1,900-2,600 damage to each party member and inflicts Sap. His Black Hole attack nullifies the party's magical benefits (it does not affect Zeromus himself), as well as a variety of other offensive magic.

StrategyEdit

Zeromus appears in a non-corporeal form at the start of the fight, and will not attack and cannot be damaged. This is a good time to cast beneficial status effects. After Cecil uses the Crystal, Zeromus starts off with Big Bang. Rosa should use Curaja and revive any KO'd party members. Cecil should attack or, alternatively, use Elixirs, while Kain jumps. Rydia can use her summons, preferably Bahamut. Black Magic and Holy should be avoided, as they will be countered by Flare. Edge can attack or throw Fuma Shurikens or other powerful weapons, as they will not be needed when the battle is done.

When Zeromus begins to shake, it means he is about to perform Big Bang. Rosa should keep steady with the healing while the others unleash what they have against the boss.

3D versionsEdit

In the DS, mobile and Steam versions, Zeromus will counterattack Rydia's summons with Osmose, and Black Magic and Holy with Flare. Zeromus will shake when he gets a turn, dispelling all status effects on the party. A Dark Matter can be stolen from Zeromus. It can be used to fight the superboss Proto-Babil.

StrategyEdit

Using summons prompts Zeromus to counterattack with Osmose, but this can be exploited; if used at the right time, Rydia's summon will cause a slight delay and counter with Osmose. However, this will not prevent Zeromus from using Big Bang immediately after.

Rosa should heal while the others concentrate in using their best attacks.

AI scriptEdit

2DEdit

  • Phase 1 (start of battle): Disrupt, Disrupt, Big Bang, switch to phase 2.
  • Phase 2 (regular script): Disrupt, Disrupt, Big Bang, Black Hole, Disrupt, Disrupt, Big Bang, Bio, Black Hole, Disrupt, Disrupt, Big Bang, Black Hole (repeat until either phases 3 or 4 start).
  • Phase 3 (see below): Disrupt, Disrupt, Big Bang, Black Hole, Flare, Disrupt, Disrupt, Disrupt, Big Bang (repeat until phase 4 starts).
  • Phase 4 (uses when below 12,000 HP and phase 3 was activated beforehand): Random action, Meteor (repeat until dead).

"Disrupt" (SNES translation) is indicated by Zeromus shaking. Zeromus absorbs Flare, presumably to halt what would otherwise be the most efficient method of dealing magical damage.

If Zeromus has a turn while he is between 16,000-12,000 HP and in phase 2, he will refill his health to the max (this action is invisible to the player) and switch to phase 3. He will not do this if the party knocks his health below 12,000 HP before he can heal himself, thereby leaving him in phase 2.

3DEdit

If HP => 90,001

Turn 1: Black Hole
Turn 2: Big Bang
Turn 3: Osmose
[loop]

If HP is between 30,001 and 90,000

Turn 1: Black Hole
Turn 2: Big Bang
Turn 3: Flare
Turn 4: Osmose
[loop]

If HP <=30,000

Turn 1: Meteor
Turn 2: Osmose
Turn 3: Whirl
[loop]

At all times:

If damaged by summon magic: Osmose (100%)
If damaged by Holy-elemental magic: Whirl (100%)
If damaged by any other magic: Flare (50%)

"Disrupt" (SNES translation) is indicated by Zeromus shaking. Zeromus absorbs Flare, presumably to halt what would otherwise be the most efficient method of dealing magical damage.

Zeromus counters Black Magic with Flare, White Magic with Whirl, and summons with a multi-target Bio.

Musical themesEdit

"Zeromus" (originally Saigo no tatakai, "The Final Battle") plays during the final battle. It was rearranged and included in the Black Mages' second studio album The Black Mages II: The Skies Above.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

Zeromus-ffiv-easytype
  • In the Easy Type version, Zeromus appears with a different battle sprite for its third battle. While this sprite is only used in this version, the design is later reused in some later versions for the Zeromus EG enemy.

Related enemiesEdit

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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