How to Beat Quale | FF9

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

Quale Stats and Weaknesses


Quale ImageQuale
76 65535
Exp AP Gil
65535 10 10800
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 100% 150%
Water Wind Earth
-100% 100% 100%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Rolling Attack, Water, Aqua Breath, Mini Poison, Confuse, Blind

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

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Qu's Marsh
Enemy Type Humanoid, Heavy
Card Grand Dragon
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped From Quale


Item Dropped Drop Rate
Elixir 100%


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Elixir 100%
Ninja Gear 25%
Glutton's Robe 6.25%
Robe of Lords 0.39%

Quale Boss Battle Guide


Quale has the highest HP of any enemy in the game. Quale can also absorb Water elemental damage, making the fight a tad bit longer if not handled properly.


FF9 Quale Water
Quale uses an assorted mix of status inducing magic as well as Water elemental magic and abilities. Quale will also use Rolling Attack as their physical attack which deals moderate damage to its target.


Having the abilities, Antibody, Clear Headed, and Bright Eyes will negate most of Quale's status inducing magic . Another option is to have Auto-Reflect equipped to your whole party and having Reflect-Null on your healer. Both will work just as well and the method for beating Quale will not change.


FF9 Quale Boss Fight
Regardless of which set of abilities you chose, beating Quale comes down to depleting their MP. Having Vivi's Osmose and Quina's Magic Hammer will do just that.

With no MP, Quale is unable to use any of their magic-based abilities and instead resort to physical attacks. After Quale's MP has been depleted, have a healer focus on recovering the damage from their physical attacks while everyone else focuses Quale with their strongest attacks to take them down.

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