Bubble (バブル, Baburu?) is a status effect introduced in Final Fantasy XII and is also the name of the Arcane Magick spell which causes said effect. The effect has also appeared in the 3D version of Final Fantasy IV. The Bubble status doubles a party member's HP until the end of battle.
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The Bubble status appears in the 3D version and is accessible either through Tellah's Recall ability or through Kain with Twincast when paired up with either Cecil or Rosa. It doubles the entire party's maximum HP.
While there is no Bubble status, the temporary item Giant's Drink can be used to raise the player's max HP by 100% for 15 minutes. This item is usually only found in large events such as Besieged or Campaign, where one would need the extra hit points to survive.
The character brims with life, doubling max HP. The effect is temporary.
Bubble is both a status effect and the Arcane Magick (original) or Green Magick (Zodiac versions) spell that bestows it. Bubble doubles the maximum HP of the target. Unlike similar abilities from previous games (the Berserker's Howl in Final Fantasy X-2, for example) it also raises the current HP to reflect the new maximum limit. As an added effect, characters in Bubble status will be immune to Disease, and vice versa. Enemies and NPC allies are generally immune to Bubble.
Bubble Belts can be equipped to induce a permanent Bubble status. In the original version, Bubble Belts can be bought from the Clan Provisioner after achieving the rank of Riskbreaker (it becomes unavailable again while the Clan Rank is Paragon of Justice). One will also become available through the Bazaar, and Bubble Belt can also be randomly albeit very rarely found in a respawning treasure in Barheim Passage's East-West Bypass, in the dead-end section, when the Diamond Armlet is equipped. The Bubble Belt is also a reward for the Antlion hunt. In the Zodiac versions, the bazaar and hunt reward remain the same, but the belt is no longer available in the clan shop, instead being in the Hunt Club shop if the player gives 25 Rare Game trophies to Stok. It is also now easier to find in treasures, the Feywood one being guaranteed to appear.
In the Zodiac versions, the Bubble Mote can also be used to cast Bubble. It can be stolen in Trial Mode stage 5 from Nekhbet. Several chests can contain a Bubble Mote, including one in the room where Mateus is fought. Bubble Mote can also be bought from the Clan Centurio clan provisioner once the player has reached the Order of Ambrosia rank, achieved by completing the Sky Pirate's Den.