Black Flan(ブラックプリン, Burakku Purin?, lit. Black Pudding), also known as Dark Flan and Pudding, is a recurring enemy in the series. It first appeared in the original Final Fantasy, inspired by the "Black Pudding" ooze monster from Dungeons & Dragons. It was given its own original shape and paired with other flans of its own clan since Final Fantasy II.
Of the four ooze enemies from the original Final Fantasy, Black Pudding is the only one that modifies the name, using the Japanese word for "pudding" (プリン, purin?). This word became the name for the Final Fantasy species, which has been localized as Flan.
Black Flan is an enemy fought on the Red Moon. It has a high amount of HP and is one of the tougher flan types in the area, but is susceptible to many status effects.
In the 3D version, Black Flan poses the same threat, and is fought in the same way.
Final Fantasy XV: The Complete Official Guide has details for a level 14 version supposedly encountered in Crestholm and Keycatrich, but all Black Flan encountered in the game are the level 38 version.
[view·edit·purge]Flan is an open pastry or sponge cake containing a sweet or savory filling. A typical flan of this sort is round, with shortcrust pastry, usually coated with sweet syrup. It is similar to a custard tart or a South African melktert.