How to Beat Ark | FF9

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

Ark Stats and Weaknesses


Ark ImageArk
38 20002
Exp AP Gil
0 11 5964
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 100% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% 100% 100%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Propeller Wind, Whirlwind, Photon, Boomerang

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

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Oeilvert
Enemy Type Aerial, Heavy
Card Atomos
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped From the Ark


Item Dropped Drop Rate
Pumice Piece 100%
Ether 37.5%


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Elixir 100%
Power Vest 25%
Holy Lance 6.25%

Ark Boss Battle Guide


A mechanical enemy that can inflict status ailments. As you cannot use magic abilities, you must rely on items and passive abilities during this fight.


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Photon can instantly reduce a character's HP to 1. Propeller Wind is its deadliest move can inflict Confuse on your whole party. Whirlwind also inflicts damage to the whole party.


Make sure your characters have the Clear Headed passive ability when taking on Ark. And if available, have your characters equip Auto-Regen and Auto-Potion.

Get rid of any normal Potions as well so your characters will only use Hi-Potions. If the party can sustain Ark's attacks, try to steal the Holy Lance, as it's a good weapon for Freya.

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