How to Beat Kuja | FF9

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

Kuja Stats and Weaknesses


Kuja ImageKuja
64 42382
Exp AP Gil
0 - 0
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 100% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% 100% 100%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Thundaga, Demi, Flare, Star, Ultima

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

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Pandemonium
Enemy Type Humanoid, Heavy
Card This enemy does not drop a card.
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped From Kuja


This enemy does not drop any items.


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Carabini Mail
Light Robe

Kuja Boss Battle Guide


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Kuja uses magical attacks but do not use Reflect as this will cause Kuja to use Flare Star which can make your life harder.


Alternates between Thundaga and Demi. Kuja will also use Flare Star if any of your characters have reflect applied to them.


FF9 Kuja taunt
The Light Robe can be synthesized soon, but is a great piece of equipment, so stealing it is recommended, but extremely time consuming. Follow the same strategy as with Garland, having a character focus on healing Kuja's target (Kuja only uses single target magics) while Zidane steals Kuja's items.

If Vivi is in the party, have him repeatedly use Focus while the last character uses items to replenish everyone's MP with Ethers. Having the abilities Return Magic, Mag Elem Null, Man Eater, and Bandit are highly recommended for this fight.

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