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The Bandersnatch is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX. Zorn and Thorn summon Bandersnatches to stop the party from escaping Alexandria Castle with Garnet. They can also be fought in random encounters around the city of Alexandria. In the event that Vivi convinces Zidane to cheer on Garnet before she is enthroned, the party can leave Alexandria for a while to fight these monsters for Experience within the beginning of disc 3.

The Bandersnatch is considered a mini-boss when first met in Alexandria because the player is unable to flee from it and it is seen "in-game" before the battle commences.


Battle Edit

Bandersnatches are easy to defeat with Beast Killer equipped on Zidane or Amarant. Equipping Insomnia immunizes against sleep.

Bandersnatch is not overly difficult to defeat, as physical attacks are more than enough to defeat it. Lightning-absorbing equipment can be used to guard against its Thundara spell.

AI script Edit

Function Bandersnatch_Init
   set attacklist = [ Rush ; Rush ; Thundara ; Tongue ]

Function Bandersnatch_ATB
   set selectedattack = RandomAttack( attacklist )
   if ( selectedattack == Rush )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Rush )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Thundara )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Tongue )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam( NotMatching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT], PETRIFY | DEATH | JUMP | SLEEP) )
   Attack( selectedattack )

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

PFF Bandersnatch

Bandersnatch from Final Fantasy IX appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK Bandersnatch FFIX

Bandersnatch from Final Fantasy IX appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Etymology Edit

Bandersnatch is a creature mentioned twice by the late author Lewis Carroll; in the poem "Jabberwocky" in the Alice novel Through The Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, and also in the stand-alone poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits).

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