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[[File:Balloon-ffxii.png|right|250px|Balloon in ''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''.]]
 
[[File:Balloon-ffxii.png|right|250px|Balloon in ''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''.]]
 
'''Balloon''' {{J|バルーン|Barūn}}, also known as '''RemedyBomb''', is a recurring enemy in the [[Final Fantasy series|series]] ever since its debut in [[Final Fantasy II]]. It is a stronger version of the [[Bomb (creature)|Bomb]] (except in its debut appearance), but oftentimes weaker than the [[Grenade (enemy)|Grenade]]. Like others of the Bomb family, it has access to the [[Self-Destruct]] ability.
 
'''Balloon''' {{J|バルーン|Barūn}}, also known as '''RemedyBomb''', is a recurring enemy in the [[Final Fantasy series|series]] ever since its debut in [[Final Fantasy II]]. It is a stronger version of the [[Bomb (creature)|Bomb]] (except in its debut appearance), but oftentimes weaker than the [[Grenade (enemy)|Grenade]]. Like others of the Bomb family, it has access to the [[Self-Destruct]] ability.
   
{{See|Bomb (creature)|Grenade (enemy)|King Bomb|Mom Bomb|Purobolos}}
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{{See Also|Bomb (creature)|Grenade (enemy)|King Bomb|Mom Bomb|Purobolos}}
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy II]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy II]]'' ===
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[[File:Balloon FFII PSP.png|right|150px]]
 
[[File:Balloon FFII PSP.png|right|150px]]
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy II)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy II)}}
 
Balloon is the weakest of the [[Bomb (creature)|Bomb family]], and can be fought at [[Semitt Falls]], [[Bafsk Sewers]], [[Snow Cave (Final Fantasy II)|Snow Cave]], [[Kashuan|Kashuan Keep]], [[Dreadnought (Final Fantasy II)|Dreadnought]], and on the world map around Kashuan. It is the weakest of the Bomb family, and only possesses a weak physical attack and Self-Destruct I.
 
Balloon is the weakest of the [[Bomb (creature)|Bomb family]], and can be fought at [[Semitt Falls]], [[Bafsk Sewers]], [[Snow Cave (Final Fantasy II)|Snow Cave]], [[Kashuan|Kashuan Keep]], [[Dreadnought (Final Fantasy II)|Dreadnought]], and on the world map around Kashuan. It is the weakest of the Bomb family, and only possesses a weak physical attack and Self-Destruct I.
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' ===
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[[File:BalloonDS.png|right|150px]]
 
[[File:BalloonDS.png|right|150px]]
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy III)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy III)}}
 
Balloon is an enemy fought at [[Molten Cave]], and is only a minor upgrade to the [[Bomb (Final Fantasy III)|Bomb]]. It fights identically to the Bomb.
 
Balloon is an enemy fought at [[Molten Cave]], and is only a minor upgrade to the [[Bomb (Final Fantasy III)|Bomb]]. It fights identically to the Bomb.
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy IV]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy IV]]'' ===
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{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy IV)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy IV)}}
 
Balloon is an enemy fought in the upper half of the [[Tower of Babil]], the [[Lunar Ruins]], [[Lunar Tunnel]], and on the surface of the Moon. It fights with physical attacks, and if not defeated in time will use Self-Destruct to inflict heavy damage to one party member.
 
Balloon is an enemy fought in the upper half of the [[Tower of Babil]], the [[Lunar Ruins]], [[Lunar Tunnel]], and on the surface of the Moon. It fights with physical attacks, and if not defeated in time will use Self-Destruct to inflict heavy damage to one party member.
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[[File:Balloon ffiv ios.PNG|right|150px]]
 
[[Balloon (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Balloon]] appears in the upper half of the [[Tower of Babil]]. When not defeated in time, it uses an attack called [[Self-Destruct]], sacrificing all of its [[HP (stat)|HP]] to deal heavy damage to one of the party members.
 
   
 
==== ''[[Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-]]'' ====
 
==== ''[[Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-]]'' ====
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{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-)}}
 
Balloon returns as an enemy, fought at [[Mt. Hobs]] and on the overworld near [[Fabul]]. They are a stronger version of the [[Gray Bomb (Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-)|Gray Bomb]], and fights similarly to it. However, it is weak against bow and arrow attacks unlike the Gray Bomb.
 
Balloon returns as an enemy, fought at [[Mt. Hobs]] and on the overworld near [[Fabul]]. They are a stronger version of the [[Gray Bomb (Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-)|Gray Bomb]], and fights similarly to it. However, it is weak against bow and arrow attacks unlike the Gray Bomb.
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==== ''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]'' ====
 
==== ''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]'' ====
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{{main|Balloon (The After Years)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (The After Years)}}
 
Balloon returns as an enemy, fought exclusively in various [[Challenge Dungeon (The After Years)|Challenge Dungeons]] as well as on the lunar overworld. They follow a strict pattern of two attacks followed by a Self-Destruct, and will counter any [[Ice (element)|Ice-elemental]] attack with Self-Destruct.
 
Balloon returns as an enemy, fought exclusively in various [[Challenge Dungeon (The After Years)|Challenge Dungeons]] as well as on the lunar overworld. They follow a strict pattern of two attacks followed by a Self-Destruct, and will counter any [[Ice (element)|Ice-elemental]] attack with Self-Destruct.
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy VI]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy VI]]'' ===
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[[File:Bomb-ffvi-ios.png|right|150px]]
 
[[File:Bomb-ffvi-ios.png|right|150px]]
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy VI)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy VI)}}
 
Balloon is an enemy fought in the [[Burning Home]], and can also be fought during the battle against [[Flame Eater]]. It is the most common enemy fought there, and will generally only use physical attacks with a chance to use Self-Destruct every three turns. In addition, if hit with a [[Fire (element)|Fire-elemental]] attack, it has an equal chance of countering with Self-Destruct or Flare Up. They are a good source of [[Phoenix Down]]s as it is their common [[steal]].
 
Balloon is an enemy fought in the [[Burning Home]], and can also be fought during the battle against [[Flame Eater]]. It is the most common enemy fought there, and will generally only use physical attacks with a chance to use Self-Destruct every three turns. In addition, if hit with a [[Fire (element)|Fire-elemental]] attack, it has an equal chance of countering with Self-Destruct or Flare Up. They are a good source of [[Phoenix Down]]s as it is their common [[steal]].
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=== ''[[Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-]]'' ===
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[[File:Grenade-ccvii.png|right|150px]]
 
[[File:Grenade-ccvii.png|right|150px]]
 
{{main|Balloon (Crisis Core)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (Crisis Core)}}
 
Balloon is an enemy fought during '''Mission 7-4-1: First Contact''' and '''Mission 8-5-4: Treasure Info 4'''. It is a dangerous enemy as it has access to Stop Attack and Chilling Whisper, and will grow over time to use [[Absolute Zero]], its version of Self-Destruct.
 
Balloon is an enemy fought during '''Mission 7-4-1: First Contact''' and '''Mission 8-5-4: Treasure Info 4'''. It is a dangerous enemy as it has access to Stop Attack and Chilling Whisper, and will grow over time to use [[Absolute Zero]], its version of Self-Destruct.
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy XI]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy XI]]'' ===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy XII]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy XII]]'' ===
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{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy XII)}}
 
{{main|Balloon (Final Fantasy XII)}}
 
Balloon is an enemy fought at [[Stilshrine of Miriam]] at Walk of Prescience and Walk of Reason. It fights similarly to other Bomb-type enemies, and has access to the abilities [[Rush|Lunge]], [[Protect (ability)|Protect]], and Self-Destruct. In addition, like other Bomb-type enemies, it can force other Balloons to self-destruct by using Chain Reaction and Mass-Destruct. Its regular attack may inflict the [[Oil (status)|Oil]] status on its target.
 
Balloon is an enemy fought at [[Stilshrine of Miriam]] at Walk of Prescience and Walk of Reason. It fights similarly to other Bomb-type enemies, and has access to the abilities [[Rush|Lunge]], [[Protect (ability)|Protect]], and Self-Destruct. In addition, like other Bomb-type enemies, it can force other Balloons to self-destruct by using Chain Reaction and Mass-Destruct. Its regular attack may inflict the [[Oil (status)|Oil]] status on its target.
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]'' ===
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Balloons are a mid-level bomb enemy that can be found within [[North Shroud]] around Alder Springs.
 
Balloons are a mid-level bomb enemy that can be found within [[North Shroud]] around Alder Springs.
   
 
=== ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]'' ===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' ===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]'' ===
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[[File:FFBE Balloon Sprite.png|right]]
 
[[File:FFBE Balloon Sprite.png|right]]
 
{{Main|Balloon (Brave Exvius)}}
 
{{Main|Balloon (Brave Exvius)}}
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== Gallery ==
 
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Balloon (FFXII).jpg|''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''.
 
Balloon (FFXII).jpg|''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''.
 
FFRK Balloon FFXI.png|''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' [FFXI].
 
FFRK Balloon FFXI.png|''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' [FFXI].
</gallery>{{Gallery incomplete|''[[Final Fantasy XI]]''|''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''|''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' [FFVI]}}
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</gallery>{{galleryincomplete|''[[Final Fantasy XI]]''|''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''|''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' [FFVI]}}
   
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
 
{{Etym|Balloon}}
 
{{Etym|Balloon}}
   
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