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It's okay. Antlions are quite tame.

The Antlion is a minor boss from Final Fantasy IV, found deep inside Antlion's Den where it produces the Sand Pearl while laying its eggs, the only means to cure those infected by desert fever. Normally, the Antlion is benign but because of the influence that is making monsters become more aggressive, the Antlion attacks the party.

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Easy Type


The Antlion counters any physical attack.


Rydia should summon Chocobo and Edward should Hide. Cecil should attack because he can take the brunt of the counter.

AI script

Turn 1 - Attack

If hit by any damaging attack, counters with - Counter Horn - Moderate physical damage to one random party member.

Other appearances

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

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Take care when using physical attacks on the Antlion; it will counter with its deadly Pincer attack, kupo! Bombard it with magic to defeat it!

Dr. Mog's Advice

Antlion is the boss of Antlion's Den.

Target Score
  • Exploit weakness to Ice attacks
  • Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
  • Pincers: Deal special physical damage to one target.

Antlion counters all physical attacks. The player should use Ice attacks. The game itself does not limit copying of abilities, so having a Black Mage with two sets of Blizzard spells should all but guarantee a fast finish. Later, icy spellblades will allow fighters to crush the insectoid underfoot.

Element Vulnerability
Fire Normal
Ice Vulnerable
Lightning Normal
Earth Normal
Wind Normal
Water Absorb
Holy Normal
Dark Normal
Poison Normal



Antlions are a family of insects, known by the scientific name Myrmeleontidae. "Antlion" usually refers to the larval form of the insect, and they are so named because the larva's typical food is ants, though they will eat other insects as well. Antlions will dig pits in sand inches deep and lurk in the bottom waiting for prey to come close. When the prey falls into the pit, the loose sand on the sides of the pit prevents them from escaping and causes them to fall further down towards the antlion. The antlion's jaws are hollow, and upon biting its prey it will suck out its juices rather than actually eat it. When the antlion is finished, it flicks the husk out of its sandpit and fixes any damage done to the walls, then waits for its next meal to pass by.

Related enemies

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years