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This is a guide on the status ailments in Final Fantasy IX (FFIX, FF9). This page contains information about status ailments and methods on how to cure them as well as abilities that can prevent your characters from getting afflicted with them.
Most status ailments can be cured with a Remedy or the White Magic spell Esuna. However, not every ailment can be cured in this way, so we will be listing all the status ailments in the game and methods on how to cure them below.
|Freeze||Disables actions. One hit KO'ed when physical damage is taken.||Esuna||Body Temp|
|Heat||Instantly KO'ed when an action is performed.||Esuna||Body Temp|
|Poison||Reduces HP over time.||Esuna, Remedy, Antidote.||Antibody|
|Blind||Greatly reduces accuracy.||Eye drops, Remedy, Esuna||Bright Eyes|
|Silence||Prevents the usage of magic.||Echo Screen, Remedy, Esuna||Loudmouth|
|Confuse||Attacks a random enemy or ally.||Physical attacks||Clear Headed|
|Mini||Character is shrunk, greatly reducing stats.||Mini||-|
|Trouble||Inflicts half the damage taken from physical attacks to allies.||Annoyntment||-|
|Stop||Character's ATB gauge will not fill, preventing actions. Treated as knocked out if all other allies are incapacitated.||Remedy||Locomotion|
|Slow||Slows down the ATB gauge.||Haste.||Auto-Haste|
|Sleep||Target is put to sleep and cannot act.||Physical attacks, Esuna, Remedy.||Insomniac|
|Petrification||Character is turned to stone and cannot act. Treated as knocked out if all other allies are incapacitated.||Esuna, Remedy, Soft.||Jelly.|
|Gradual Petrification||Petrified after the countdown reaches 0.||Esuna, Remedy, Soft.||Jelly.|
|Doom||Knocks out the character after the countdown reaches 0.||No cure.||Cannot be resisted with an ability.|
|Virus||Prevents the character from gaining AP and EXP.||Vaccine.||Cannot be resisted with an ability.|
|Venom||Prevents actions and gradually decreases HP and MP.||Antidote, Remedy, Esuna.||Antibody|
|Berserk||Attacks enemies with increased damage but becomes uncontrollable.||Dispel||Cannot be resisted with an ability.|
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