How to Beat Nova Dragon | FF9

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

Nova Dragon Stats and Weaknesses


Nova Dragon ImageNova Dragon
67 54940
Exp AP Gil
0 13 9506
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 150% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% 150% 0%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Counter, Twister, Shockwave, Death, Tidal, Wave

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

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Memoria
Enemy Type Dragon
Card Elixir
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped By Nova Dragon


Item Dropped Drop Rate
Wing Edge 100%
Ether 37.5%
Elixir 12.5%


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Remedy 100%
Dragon Wrist 25%
Grand Armor 0.39%

Nova Dragon Boss Battle Guide


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Nova Dragon has no notable weakness. It can use several team wide attacks so having a character that can heal the party repeatedly is a must.


Nova Dragon's most dangerous move is Tidal Wave followed by Twister. Physical attackers will also have a hard time due to Nova Dragon's Counter.

Nova Dragon can also use Aerial Slash which shares the Wind element with Twister. Another team wide attack it can use is Shockwave. Lastly, It can use the Black Magic Death.


FF9 Tidal Wave Nova Dragon
Having Water and Wind resistant equipments are highly recommended for the fight. Auto-Reflect is also helpful. If the team is under the Reflect status, having Vivi use a tier 3 black magic spell at the party will reflect the ability back to Nova Dragon and amplify its damage, consistently dealing 9999 damage to Nova Dragon.

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