Toad (トード Tōdo), also known as Frog, is a recurring status effect in the Final Fantasy series. Characters inflicted with the ailment have their attack power reduced to it's base amount. Spell casting character affected cannot cast any spells other than Toad. Toad can be cured by casting Toad on an afflicted character or by using the Maiden's Kiss item.
Any units turned into a Toad will have their Accuracy greatly reduced, making them miss more often, and are unable to cast magic. This status lasts after battle until cured with a Maiden's Kiss, the spell Esuna at level 4 or higher, or the spell Toad.
The status effect appears again, once more preventing the use of magic and drastically decreasing a character's Attack and Defense. The decrease causes all attacks to be 1, or 0. The ailment can only be cured with a Maiden's Kiss, Esuna, or another Toad spell.
A party member with the Toad ailment will lose the ability to cast magic and will become weakened in Attack and Defense stats. Cures for the status effect are a Maiden's Kiss, Remedy, Esuna, or the Toad spell.
Toad-inflicted characters can't cast spells and their attack is pitiful - but may also inflict Toad on their target.
Note that Toad inflicted characters have different sprites for the battle screen and the field map.
|Toad||Black Magic||Inflicts and cures Toad.|
|Pond's Chorus||Blue Magic||Inflicts Toad.|
|Toad Kiss||Mix||Inflicts Toad.|
|Kurukuru||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Toad to the party.|
In addition to the spell, an enemy skill called Frog Song causes the status along with Sleep. The Toad status is the worst of the transformation statuses in the game, preventing all commands except Attack, Item (including W-Item), and the spell Toad if the player has it equipped. It also decreases the attack power of that character by 1/4 of their base damage.
|Toad||Magic||Inflicts or cures Toad.|
|Bad Breath||Enemy Skill||Inflicts Toad as well as other statuses.|
|Frog Song||Enemy Skill||Inflicts and/or cures Toad and Sleep.|
|Frog Jab||Enemy Attack||Inflicts or cures Toad.|
|Pale Horse||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Toad, Mini, and Sadness.|
|Petrified Frog||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Toad and Slow Petrify.|
|Right Revenge||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Toad and Slow Petrify, as well as reducing the target's HP by 15/32.|
|Right Thrust||Enemy Attack||Inflicts Toad and Slow Petrify, as well as reducing the target's HP by 15/16.|
|White Cape||Accessory||Prevents Toad and Mini.|
|Impaler||Item||Inflicts or cures Toad.|
Poroggos have a weapon skill named Frog Song that can turn a character into a frog. It also inflicts a charm effect on the character. Notorious Monster Poroggos have a more powerful version called Frog Chorus that inflicts Charm on all enemies in range.
Character can only attack or cast Toad. Can be caused by the Black Mage's spell. The following are other abilities that cause the Toad status:
Players can cure it using a Maiden's Kiss or Remedy, or the magicks Esuna, Toad, or Dispelna.
The Toad status card will cause treasure cards not to appear. Also, one of the in-game manuals' tutors is a blue toad, in the shape of one from Final Fantasy IV.
In the anime, Cid was turned into a frog by the Frog Sage during the Ocean Puzzle sequence. The cure to this is apparently a maiden's kiss, which he obtained from Miles by kissing her when she made a sandwich out of him.
Rydia as a toad in Final Fantasy IV.
Rydia and Rosa as a toad in Final Fantasy IV (DS).
Lenna as a toad in Final Fantasy V.
Tifa as a toad in Final Fantasy VII.
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