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Gives you a chance to learn certain enemy techniques that you've endured and use them as abilities. These abilities can only be used when the materia is set to your equipment.


Enemy Skill materia is a Command Materia Command Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It grants the chance to learn an ability from an enemy, which can then be used from the abilities command by a character equipping the materia.

Up to four enemy skills can be obtained in Final Fantasy VII Remake. A skill is learned by fighting an enemy with the skill, and waiting until they use the skill on the character with the materia equipped.

If the user has Elemental Materia Elemental Materia linked with an elemental Magic Materia Magic Materia in their weapon, the effect extends to the enemy skills they use.

Obtaining materia[]

Enemy Skill materia can be purchased from Chadley for 100 gil after completing Battle Intel Report 16 to assess 30 enemy types. Chadley will only ever sell one of this materia, meaning it is only ever possible for a single character in any given battle to employ Enemy Skills.

Enemy skills[]

Skill Effect ATB cost Learned from
Algid Aura Imbue with a magical area that deals Ice Ice damage on contact. 1 Cerulean Drake
Self-Destruct Deals a large amount of damage to enemies in the surrounding area while incapacitating self. 2 Varghidpolis, Trypapolis, Bomb, Smogger
Spirit Siphon Drain HP from surrounding enemies. 2 Phantom
Bad Breath Inflict Poison Poison, Sleep Sleep, and Silence Silence in an area-of-effect. 2 Malboro

Learning skills[]

Trophy: Master of Mimicry
Learn all enemy skills. Silver

Many of the enemy skills can be earned by fighting the enemies in the Shinra Combat Simulator, most notably Bad Breath, as Malboro cannot be fought in the normal game.

Learning all enemy skills unlocks the silver trophy Master of Mimicry.