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Dragon artwork for Final Fantasy II by Yoshitaka Amano

Dragons are a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. Naturally, they take the typical appearance of a dragon - large bodies, wings and claws, etc. Otherwise, their appearances vary, some are serpentine, some are quadrupedal, and some are a little of both. They often appear in harder dungeons and are usually among the stronger enemies of the series. There are also several variations with different elemental properties. Dragon enemies often serve as bosses and attack with breath and claws. They also often overlap with dinosaur-type enemies.

Many well-known recurring bosses and enemies, including Bahamut, Shinryu, and Tiamat are dragon-type enemies.

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Final Fantasy

Most of the Dragons appear as random encounters in the original Final Fantasy. A number of Dragons are fought as mini-bosses at the Whisperwind Cove in the Dawn of Souls version of the game. The Two-Headed Dragon is a boss fought at the Earthgift Shrine. Shinryu, an optional superboss in the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable versions of the game.

Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano


Final Fantasy II

In Final Fantasy II, four dragons named by color - the Green Dragon, Blue Dragon, Red Dragon, and White Dragon - all appear as monsters in a box and random enemies from Jade Passage. Tiamat also appears in this game, as a boss from Pandaemonium. The Black Dragon, a boss in the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable versions of the game, can be fought at the Unknown Palace, as can another dragon, Yamatano Orochi, who is a pallete swap of Tiamat.

In addition, The Sea Dragon is an enemy fought in Leviathan and fought in the ocean after obtaining Ultima.

Final Fantasy III

There are several Dragons in this game, and most appear as rare random encounters on some of the last dungeons of the game. Bahamut, Nepto Dragon, and the infamous Two Headed Dragon appear as bosses in this game, but the player cannot run only from the second battle with Bahamut and the battle with the 2-Headed Dragon. Also, all the high-rank Dragons found at the Crystal Tower have a small chance of dropping a piece of Onion Equipment, the best in the game. They are, though, the strongest random encounters in the game.


Final Fantasy IV

Dragons are a common find in Final Fantasy IV, and appear under many shapes and colors. They are often powerful random encounters, but a large number of them can be found as bosses, which is the case of Bahamut and its counterpart Dark Bahamut, Dark Dragon, Shadow Dragon, White Dragon, Leviathan, Lunasaur, Ogopogo, and the Mist Dragon. The Advance version also brought more bosses to the list, such as the Storm Dragon from the Cave of Trials and the Brachioraidos, the Lunar Dragon and Lunar Bahamut from the Lunar Ruins. Of all these, only Bahamut, Leviathan and Mist Dragon appear as Eidolons.


Final Fantasy V

In Final Fantasy V more kinds of dragons have been introduced. One of them is the recurring superboss, Shinryu. Bahamut can also be fought further in the game, as can Leviathan.

Final Fantasy VI

Main article: Dragon (Final Fantasy VI)

The Dragon is an encounter in Final Fantasy VI. Many other dragons appear in the game, and play a bigger role. The Eight Dragons can be defeated to obtain the Crusader Esper. In the Advance version, the Dragons' Den dungeon was added, where the player could fight improved versions of all the Eight Dragons, and then the superboss Kaiser Dragon. Defeating the Kaiser Dragon will give you access to the Diabolos Esper. CzarDragon was originally going to be an extra boss in the game after defeating the Eight Dragons but he was never included in the game.

The Eight Dragons are:

Many more dragons appear in the game, palette-swaps of the Eight Dragons. These are:


Final Fantasy VII

Main article: Dragon (Final Fantasy VII)

The Dragon is a random encounter and can be fought at Mt. Nibel. It is also encountered at Mt. Nibel in the flashback with Sephiroth. As well as this staged encounter, other dragons appear in the game, mostly in dungeons:


Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-

Main article: Dragon (Before Crisis)

Final Fantasy VIII

Three very different races of dragon appear as random encounters in Final Fantasy VIII. One is Blue Dragon, which can be fought in the Trabia Snowfield. Another dragon is the Ruby Dragon; which is fought in one of the dream sequences taking place at Trabia Canyon and various places in Esthar. It must also be fought in the Deep Sea Research Center every time the player answers Bahamut incorrectly. The third dragon is the Hexadragon, which can be fought at the Great Salt Lake. All of these dragons can be fought in Ultimecia Castle, as well as the Island Closest To Hell.

Additional dragons include the recurring Bahamut, an obtainable Guardian Force, must be fought at the Deep Sea Research Center. A boss in Ultimecia Castle, the Tiamat, is a pallette swap of Bahamut and even uses "Dark Flare", as opposed to Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

Final Fantasy IX

Though not as common as in previous games, Dragons also appear in various forms in Final Fantasy IX:

Several bosses of the game are also dragons, such as:


Final Fantasy X

The fiends of Final Fantasy X titled the Drakes are the dragon races of the game. Each Drake carries Power Spheres and a type of Hourglass.

In addition to the Drakes, a dragon-like boss known as Evrae is fought on the Airship deck. Later, Evrae is fought again in the underwater section of the Via Purifico in its zombie form, Evrae Altana. Belgemine's Bahamut can be fought like every other Aeon of the game. Spathi, Isaaru's Bahamut is fought as his final Aeon at the Via Purifico. The international and PAL versions of the game allow the player to fight the Dark Aeon, Dark Bahamut which can be fought at Zanarkand Ruins.

Final Fantasy X-2

A new type of fiend added in Final Fantasy X-2 are aclassified as Dragon, while Drakes still exist. Only three variants of Dragon exist:

On a sidenote, Drakes' names have been changed in the sequel:

  • The Bolt Drake can be found on all chapters and shares its sprite with the Kusariqqu.
  • The Elder Drake is the most powerful dragon in the game, and can be only found on Via Infinito. It shares its model with Fafnir and Nidhogg.
  • The Greater Drake can be found on chapters 3 and 5, and shares a model with Mushussu.
  • The Lesser Drake can be found on chapters 1, 2, and 5, and shares its model with Vouivre.
  • The Spine Drake can be found on chapters 3, 4, and 5, and shares its model with Lamashtu.


Sphere Break

Dragon Coin
Coin No. 36 Coin Value 9
Trait Gil x2
Location Win from the Shinra Core Sphere player in the Luca Stadium.

Found in the Eastern or Northern Expanses of the Bikanel Desert.

Final Fantasy XI

A Dragon in Final Fantasy XI

Dragons are both a Type of monsters opposed to the Demon Type, as well as a monster Family within that Type. The Dragon Type also includes Hydras, Puks, Wyrms, and Wyverns, including the Dragoon's pet Wyvern. Amphiteres, while technically members of the the Bird family, are described as demonic dragons.

Final Fantasy XII

Yiazmat in Final Fantasy XII

Dragons are a Genus of enemies that fall within the Dragon's Monograph. Within that Genus are four Classes of Dragons:

  • Fell Wyrms - Wyrms that have a huge stone ring around their neck.
  • Plate Wyrms - Bipedeal dragons that instead of scales, have an insect-like husk.
  • Tyrants - monsters similar to real word dinosaurs like the Tyranosaurus Rex.
  • Wyverns - smaller flying dragons.


Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Two distinct genres of Dragon appear in Revenant Wings. The Wyrm species are quadrapeds and attack by single bursts of elemental flames. The Drake species stand on two legs and are much more dangerous due to their arcing breath attack.

Two summons are reminiscent of dragons: the Wyvern and of course, Bahamut.

Fortress

At least one dragon is set or was set to appear in this spinoff installment.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Main article: Dragon (Final Fantasy Tactics)

Dragons are a class of monsters. There are three types: Red, "Bare", and Blue. Two characters, Reis Duelar and Celebrant Bremondt Freitberg can also transform into Dragons.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Three species of Drake appear in this game, and all of them may teach a specific Blue Magic spell:


Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Main article: Drake (Final Fantasy Tactics A2)

The Drake species includes a large number of dragon-type enemies. It is notable that none of these are capable of flight. Drakes have two abilities: Breath, which deals damage, and Wyrmcraft, which harnesses the elements into buffs or debuffs.

  • Fire Drake
  • Ice Drake
  • Thunder Drake
  • Mutadragon (Purple)
  • Valigarmanda
  • Nagaraja
  • Jormungand
  • Nidhogg
  • Asp
  • Opion
  • Zahak
  • Mutadragon (White)
  • Tiamat


Vagrant Story

Dragon in Vagrant Story

Dragon is the name for entire Class of enemies in Vagrant Story which include Lizardmen and Wyverns. The vast majority of enemies in this Class are some variations of the basic Dragon, seen to the right. There is also a Dummy Enemy that gives weapon affinity to Dragons. There are eight different forms of Dragon:


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

The only enemy in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles which is of dragon descent is the Dragon Zombie. An undead boss in Conall Curach, the easiest way to defeat it is by using Holy.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

Main article: Dragon (Ring of Fates)
Dragon Rider in Ring of Fates

Dragon is a boss in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates, fought alongside Dragon Riders. They are fought on Sinner's Isle in single player and the Kilanda Islands on multiplayer. Dragon can also be fought in the Lunite temple as a story mode exclusive.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

The Dragon from Ring of Fates makes an appearance as a bonus boss.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

A member of the Vile Four, the Dualhead Hydra poses as the only dragon-based enemy in Final Fantasy Mystic Quest along with his later reincarnation as Twinhead Wyvern. Dualhead Hydra is fought at the Lava Dome, and Twinhead Wyvern, in an area of Doom Castle similar in appearance to the Lava Dome's inner-sections.


This article uses material from the "Dragon (Enemy)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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