How to Beat the Antlion | FF9

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This is a walkthrough for the boss fight with the Antlion from the game Final Fantasy IX (FF9, FF IX). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat the Antlion, including the Antlion's stats and other useful information.

Antlion Stats and Weaknesses


Antlion (Boss) ImageAntlion (Boss)
16 3938
Exp AP Gil
0 5 1616
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 150% 100%
Water Wind Earth
-100% 100% 100%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Sandstorm, Fira, Death, Counter Horn, Trouble Mucus

【Numeric Value】= Weakness Ratio,【x】Ineffective,【-】Absorbs

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Cleyra
Enemy Type Heavy
Card Sahagin
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped From the Antlion


Item Dropped Drop Rate
Annoyntment 100%


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Annoyntment 100%
Mythril Vest 25%
Gold Helm 6.25%

The Antlion Boss Battle Guide


The Antlion has several annoying moves, and can be a difficult fight when taken on with the wrong strategy. Be sure and steal the items from this boss before beating it (see items below).


The Antlion counters every physical attack against it with Counter Horn. It also has a devastating move called Sandstorm that reduces everyone's HP down to single digits. On top of that, it can use Troubled Mucus, which can inflict trouble to one party member. And lastly, it can use Fira.


Steal items while having Vivi use Focus repeatedly. Do not attack the Antlion, as this will make it counter with Counter Horn. Have Quina use White Wind whenever the Antlion uses Sandstorm to restore everyone's HP. Follow this up with Freya's Reis's Wind to apply Regen to your whole party.

Once all items are stolen, have Vivi use Blizzara against the Antlion repeatedly. With its amplified damage from Focus and the Antlion's weakness to ice, it will fall easily. Just have everyone else defend while Vivi does his job.

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