Attacks with Fire Ball, Blizzard, and Cyclonic.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Chimera is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It can be fought in the forest near Thamasa.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

It is quite a difficult opponent if encountered early on, as it casts various elemental spells like Aqua Breath, Snowstorm, Fireball, and Cyclonic, all of which, especially Cyclonic, can be dangerous. It is also immune to nearly every status and has a lot of HP for the point in the game he is encountered.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If Strago is at Level 22, his Lore Stone will do heavy damage to the Chimera, as Stone does eight times as much damage when used against a target the same level as Strago. Otherwise, the party should use their strongest spells to defeat the Chimera, since it has no elemental weaknesses or resistances.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
161 Chimera Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2
190 Chimera, Devourer x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1
359 Chimera, Lenergia Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2
619 Maximera, Chimera Y N N N Sides, individual Battle

AI script[edit | edit source]

If monster is by itself:

1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Snowstorm (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Fireball (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Cyclonic (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Romp (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Aqua Breath (33%)

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

113a Chimera.png

Chimera appears on a Triple Triad card in Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The chimera is a fire-breathing monster, one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It is commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail in Greek mythology. In modern usage, the term chimera is often taken to mean any sort of hybrid between two or more species.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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