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The Bangaa

The Bangaa Hunter is a "friendly" bangaa NPC in Final Fantasy XII. He randomly spawns in Gizas South Bank of the Giza Plains, but only during the Dry. As a friendly unit, it triggers Ally: Gambits and cannot be targeted by enemy-only Technicks. It does not have a Bestiary entry, nor does it provide LP if killed.


The Bangaa Hunter has a 40% chance of appearing during the Dry when the player enters the Gizas South Bank zone of Giza Plains. He uses Protect magick to himself and may bestow Protect to the party. He wields the Altair and his attack takes less charge time than any other character who would use guns without Haste or Berserk.

Whenever the Bangaa Hunter attacks a monster on his own, he usually uses Ram and Lunge since he is close-range with them. His Technicks lacks power, but can be used consistently. If the party drags a monster in pursuit to the Bangaa Hunter, he will immediately engage in battle. He usually attacks the monster close-range by using Ram or Lunge, but whenever the monster distances itself from him, he'll use his gun to attack. His attack using his gun always deals up to 50 to 65 damage compared to his normal attacks and Technicks, which may only deal 5 to 20 damage per hit.

Name Stat
Level 3-4
Weak Water
Target Info Yes*(Piggyback Guide indicates Libra)
Max HP 230-238
Max MP 140-143
Strength 13-14
Magick Power 4-5
Vitality 32-33
Speed 10
Attack Power 7-8
Defense 7
Magick Resist 8
Evade 10
Magick Evade 0
Name Stat
Status Immunities X-Zone, Petrify, Doom, Confuse, Immobilize, Blind, Poison, Lure, Berserk, Bubble
Innate Statuses Protect (100%), Shell (100%), Haste (100%)
Augments Safety, Parry, Item Plus
Gambits (A)*(Very Often) Self: HP < 50% ⇛ Potion*(only in battle and on targets under level 5)
(A)*(Very Often) Self: HP < 40% ⇛ Cure*(only in battle)
(A)*(Very Often) Self: HP < 60% ⇛ Protect*(only in battle)
(B)*(Occasionally) Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Ram
(B)*(Occasionally) Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Lunge
(B)*(Occasionally) Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Jump
(A)*(Very Often) Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Attack
(A)*(Very Often) Ally*(other than himself): HP < 50% ⇛ Cure
(A)*(Very Often) Ally*(other than himself): Any ⇛ Protect*(only on targets under level 5)
Category Name
Weapon Altair
Off-Hand Onion Shot

Trial Mode[]

Stage 60.

Bangaa Hunters are fought during Stage 60.