Artemicion (アルテミシオン, Arutemishion?) is a recurring moogle in the Final Fantasy series. He is identified by his striped purple fur, though the origin of these stripes often differ between being his natural fur color, to fur dyeing.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.2 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
- 1.3 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.4 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.5 Triple Traid.
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Artemicion is in charge of the Mognet mail delivery syndicate. He relies on Zidane and his friends to deliver mail after he uses Mognet Central's supply of Superslick to oil his fur, depleting it and causing the machinery to break down. Artemicion is one of the large cast of moogles. Though his presence is not a major plot point, it is a source of comic relief.
Artemicion is one of the Mognet administrators, and sends the player letters. In the original Dissidia Final Fantasy, the Moogle "Manager A" is a reference to Artemicion, and makes reference to using Superslick to keep his coat shiny and smooth.
Artemicion runs a shop in Rebena Te Ra that sells pocket and pouch upgrades for magicite, Potions and Ethers. In Story Mode, he also appears in a few dungeons accompanied by three moogles. These are dungeons the party can't exit, so Artemicion and the three moogles sell them items. At some point he resided in Rela Cyel before its destruction and knew Alhanalem.
When the party visit Rela Cyel Past, Artemicion and the three moogles steal items there before its destruction. He is sometimes gone from his shop and leaves it in the hands of other more lazy moogles. He eventually returns to run his shop in Multi-Player Mode.
All you need to know about this town is that it's full of fashion crimes and its victims. But I'm here to stir things up and put some voom back in this city's vogue. Ah-ha! Here comes Fashion Disaster, Exhibit A. Whoa, what's with that haircut? Very, very dodgy. I'm a maestro with the scissors and curling iron. I can change your life-IF you're ready to be beautiful.
Artemicion appears in front of the library in Town, along with the Pavlov armor-clad Lilty, Elen Dok, that is his partner. He is a self-proclaimed fashion expert, and allows the player to change his/her hair color (unless s/he is a Yuke).
After defeating Larkeicus in the library, his location changes from outside the library, to on the roof of one of the stores in the town's main area. A citizen nearby suspects he moved because he was in the way at the library, and that he wouldn't get any complaints here, although it "isn't exactly the best place to do business".
Artemicion appears at Costa Faguita, sporting a Striped Apple design on his pom-pom, a reference to the Striped Brigands. Afterward, he can be found in various random locations and will drop gil if spoken to. He will ask the player not to tell anyone of his location, as he's a wanted criminal said to be linked with 188 crimes.
Artemicion appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Water-elemental Backup cards.
Artemicion appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
In Kingdom Hearts II, Artemicion isn't physically shown, but a moogle shop is named after him in Space Paranoids.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Artemision is the Greek name for the Temple of Artemis.