Ark Dragon is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII fought in the Mythril Mine and in the sixth round of the Battle Square before the player obtains the Tiny Bronco. When fought in the Battle Square its stats are enhanced with double the normal HP and its Attack and Magic Attack are increased by 25%.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Formations[edit | edit source]

# Formation
471 Ark Dragon A, Ark Dragon B (Attack from both sides)
476 Row 1: Crawler A, Crawler B, Crawler C
Row 2: Ark Dragon
478 Row 1: Castanets A, Castanets B
Row 2: Ark Dragon, Crawler

Locations[edit | edit source]

Mythril Mine
East 471 (Side Attack), 476, 478
Cliff Edge 476, 478
Battle Square (before Tiny Bronco)
Group A - Battle 6 476
Group B - Battle 6 478

Battle[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/4 chance that it will cast the Enemy Skill Flame Thrower on the character with the highest current HP, so one should ensure the Enemy Skill Materia is equipped onto that character. Otherwise, Ethers can be stolen from it. It is not a difficult enemy to defeat, but will always appear in a group of other monsters, such as Crawlers or Castanets. One Matra Magic is more than enough to handle it with a group, and if that does not defeat it, then a couple physical attacks afterward should be enough.

AI script[edit | edit source]

AI: Main {

1/4 Chance:
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Claw> on Target
3/4 Chance:
Choose Random Opponent with Highest HP
Use Flame Thrower on Target


Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Ark Dragon appears in Of Shinra and Legends Challenge Event as a boss in Shinra Building Floor 30.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[edit | edit source]

Ehrgeiz - Ark Dragon.png

Ark Dragon is found on the 21st floor of the Forsaken Dungeon. It serves as the second boss of the dungeon before the final boss. It is fought in the room above the Guardian Dragon. Defeating the Ark Dragon will result in killing the character that defeated it.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The first part of the enemy's name may derive from the words "arc", "ark", or "arch", which can all be written the same when transliterated into Japanese. "Arc" would be relevant due to the curvature of the neck. "Arch" is a common prefix applied to monsters. The prefix "arch" comes from the Greek árchos (leader), árchein (to be the first, command)

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, which features in the myths of many cultures.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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