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Various statuses as seen in battle, including Mini, Haste, and Silence.

This is a list of status effects in Final Fantasy IX. Some statuses are beneficial while others are detrimental. Guardian Mog is a support ability for Eiko that removes status ailments before the Battle Results screen appears. Weapons with an innate status inflict it onto their targets with the Add Status support ability, and Zidane also has a Skill for this to use for his dual-blades.

Having a party member afflicted with all status ailments at once earns the A Clean Bill of Health achievement/trophy in the versions that support an achievements system.

List of statuses[]


Target's HP is either brought to 0 or instantly depleted by an attack. It can be cured with Phoenix Down, Phoenix Pinion or Life spells or abilities. If the whole party is afflicted, it is a Game Over. Various attacks in the game also inflict Instant Death, such as the Death spell, Zantetsuken and Level 5 Death.


FFIX Heat Status Symbol.PNG

If the afflicted executes any direct command, including counterattacks or reactions (like Auto-Potion), it is instantly defeated. Cured by Esuna. Prevented by Body Temp support ability. It is an effect in Flame Saber and is inflicted by the Mustard Bomb spell.


FFIX Mini Symbol.PNG

Target shrinks, greatly reducing its strength, magic, attack and defense attributes for the duration. Can be reversed with 100% accuracy if hit by the same effect again. It is caused by the spells Mini and Bad Breath. Removed by Esuna and Remedy. It is an effect in The Tower and Mace of Zeus.


FFIX Slow Symbol.PNG

ATB gauge fills at slightly more than half speed. Characters become immune if equipped with the support ability Auto-Haste. It is caused by the spells Slow and Bad Breath. Removed by Dispel . It is an effect in Silver Fork, Gladius, Ragnarok, and Oak Staff.


FFIX Stop Symbol.PNG

Target ATB is frozen, preventing any action. Can be cured with a Remedy and Dispel. Stopped characters count as incapacitated for Game Over purposes. It is caused by the Stop spell and prevented by Locomotion. It is an effect in Gastro Fork and Heavy Lance.


FFIX Sleep Symbol.PNG

Target ATB resets and becomes unable to act until woken up. Prevents evasion. Removed or cured if hit by physical attacks or with Esuna or Remedy. Prevented by Insomniac support ability, and applied via Sleep and Night spells. It is an effect in Ultima Weapon, Ultima Sword and Bistro Fork.


FFIX Virus Symbol.PNG

Character's EXP and AP growth is disabled. Persists even in KO status until cured with a Vaccine.


FFIX Venom Symbol.PNG

Character becomes unable to act and loses HP and MP simultaneously. Cured by Antidote and Remedy, or the spells Panacea and Esuna. Counts towards KO Counter for Game Over.


FFIX Freeze Symbol.PNG

Target becomes unable to attack and is instantly defeated by the next physical-type attack. Cured by Esuna. Prevented by Body Temp support ability. It is an effect in Ice Lance and Ice Brand. It is inflicted by the Frost spell.


FFIX Poison Status Icon.png

Target gradually loses HP. The status persists after battle. Tick interval depends on Spirit attribute. Cured by the items Antidote and Remedy, or the spells Panacea and Esuna. Prevented by Antibody support ability and applied by Poison, Bio and Bad Breath spells. It is an effect in Poison Knuckles and Rune Tooth.


FFIX Zombie Symbol.PNG

All healing and Regen effects are reversed, causing damage. It persists on KO'd targets and disables the effects of Phoenix Downs and Life spells and abilities. In addition, the Trance gauge becomes totally depleted and cannot fill, and if it persists at the end of battle the afflicted will not gain any EXP or AP. Cured with Magic Tags.


FFIX Berserk Symbol.PNG

Target's attack is boosted by 50% and is forced to use its default Attack. Removed by Gysahl Greens. It is caused by the Berserk spell and an effect in Duel Claws.


FFIX Confuse Symbol.PNG

The victim uses Attack on a random target, either friend or enemy. Prevented by Clear Headed support ability, and inflicted by Confuse and Bad Breath spells. Removed by Esuna and Remedy. It is an effect in Cypress Pile, Angel Bless, and Kain's Lance.


FFIX Petrify Symbol.PNG

Target is sealed in stone and unable to act. Most effects will miss. Cured with Stona or Soft. Counts towards KO counter. It is inflicted by the Break spell and prevented by Jelly. It is an effect in Obelisk, Sargatanas and Needle Fork.


FFIX Silence Symbol.PNG

Disables use of spells. Cured with Esuna or Echo Screen. Prevented by Loudmouth and inflicted by the Silence spell. It is an effect in Mage Masher, Butterfly Sword, and High Mage Staff.


FFIX Trouble Symbol.PNG

If the afflicted suffers a physical attack, 50% of the suffered damage is spread to its party members. Cured by Annoyntment. It is an effect in Exploda, Octagon Rod, and Kaiser Knuckles.


FFIX Blind Symbol.PNG

Physical attack accuracy is greatly reduced. Removed by Esuna, Remedy or Eye Drops. Prevented by Bright Eyes support ability, and inflicted by Blind and Bad Breath spells. It is an effect in Rune Blade, Trident, and Rune Claws.


Starts a countdown and casts piercing Death on target as the counter reaches 0. It is an effect in Masamune and is caused by the Doom spell.

Gradual Petrify[]

Starts a countdown and petrifies target as the counter reaches 0. Can be cured with Esuna, Stona, Remedy and Soft while the countdown is active. Prevented by Jelly support ability.


FFIX Haste Symbol.PNG

Doubles ATB gauge speed. Gained from the Haste and Emerald Light spells and the Auto-Haste support ability.


FFIX Regen Symbol.PNG

Target recovers HP every few seconds. Interval decreases with Spirit attribute. Gained from the Regen spell and from the Auto-Regen support ability.


FFIX Float Symbol.PNG

Ground-based attacks miss the target, but makes them weak to Wind-elemental attacks. Gained from the Float spell and Auto-Float support ability.


FFIX Shell Symbol.PNG

Shell halves received magic attack damage, hit chance of statuses from magical effects, and accuracy of spells that can miss. It is removed by Dispel and inflicted by the Shell, Pearl Light and Mighty Guard spells.


FFIX Vanish Symbol.PNG

Physical attacks miss 100% on vanished targets. It is removed by magic attacks and Dispel. It is inflicted by Diamond Light and Vanish spells.


FFIX Protect Symbol.PNG

Protect halves physical attack damage. It is removed by Dispel and inflicted by the Protect and Mighty Guard spells, and Carbuncle's full summon animation.


FFIX Reflect Symbol.PNG

Reflect bounces most Black and White Magic spells to hit the opposing party, and also affects many enemy-only abilities. It is pierced and removed by Dispel. The Reflect Null support ability lets the caster bypass targets' Reflect status.

The White Magic spell Reflect, the eidolon Carbuncle's Ruby Light, and support ability Auto-Reflect apply Reflect status on the party.

A spell being reflected.

Vivi has access to the Reflectx2 support ability, which doubles the damage dealt by a spell he casts when it is reflected. This coupled with Auto-Reflect makes it easy for Vivi to reach the damage limit. If the entire party has Reflect and Vivi reflects a spell off all party members, the spell will hit four times; if the battle has only one opponent it will take the full damage, but with multiple targets Reflect x2 bonus is halved and the damage is randomly split between the opponents.

Reflected magic used by the player was made significantly stronger for the overseas versions compared to the original Japanese version.


FFIX Auto-Life Symbol.PNG

If the target becomes KO'd, it is automatically revived with 1 HP. Gained from the Auto-Life spell, Aura and the Auto-Life support ability.


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