Freely contorting its amorphous form, the flan will consume the unwary, leaving not even bones behind. They can suspend their sticky bodies from walls and ceilings, waiting patiently for prey to come to them.
Flan (プリン, Purin?, lit. Pudding) is an enemy species from the Final Fantasy series, first appearing by the name "Flan" in Final Fantasy II. Flan are true to their name, as they are gelatinous, cylindrical creatures, generally possessing large eyes and a mouth that takes up the majority of the front of their body. In many games, they have stubby arms that spurt from the sides of their body.
In most games, Flan-family enemies are named for various gelatinous foods, such as jelly, pudding, or simply flan. Some games will also draw on words such as "slime" or "ooze"; less-tasty terms for substances of the same general consistency. Other times, "Flan" simply refers to one specific enemy within a game.
In many games, Flan are weaker creatures, encountered fairly early on. In some games, there are some Flan with elemental affinities, such as an Ice Flan or Dark Flan. Flan are usually resistant against physical damage but weak to magic. Fittingly, they are also likely to be formidable casters.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy II
- 1.3 Final Fantasy III
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.5 Final Fantasy V
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.9 Final Fantasy X
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- 1.13 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.14 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.15 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 1.18 Crystal Defenders
- 1.19 Vagrant Story
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
- 1.23 Final Fantasy Legend II
- 1.24 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.25 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.27 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.28 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.29 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.30 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.31 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.32 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.33 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.34 Final Fantasy World Wide Words
- 1.35 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.36 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.37 Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon
- 1.38 Dice de Chocobo
- 1.39 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.40 Triple Triad
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The four types of ooze monsters were inspired by classic Dungeons & Dragons monsters: Green Slime, Gray Ooze, Ochre Jelly and Black Flan (originally "Black Pudding"). The Red Flan, a Final Fantasy original monster, has been added to this list in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary remakes, and can be found in the bonus dungeons.
Flans received a significant visual redesign that would form the basis for the majority of their depictions across the series, appearing more as big, sticky gumdrops with goofy faces and a pair of wing- or fin-like arms than as simply blobs of sticky, amorphous muck. The names of Flan-family enemies also shifted to a stronger trend towards gelatinous confections as inspirations. There are four varieties of flan: the Green Slime, the Yellow Jelly, the Red Mousse and the Black Flan. The Flan Princess is added to the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions, and can be found in the Unknown Cave.
Flan enemies possess a near-impervious defense against physical attacks.
There are several other breeds: Flan Princess, Red Mousse, Black Flan , Purple Bavarois, Yellow Jelly, and White Mousse, Golden Flan, and Dust Mousse appear only in the Advance and The Complete Collection. In the 3D versions, physical attacks deal considerably higher damage than they did in previous versions.
There are three types of flan:
There are eight types of flan:
- Green Cell
- Flan Princess (rare)
- Red Mousse
- Black Flan
- Dust Mousse
- Purple Bavarois
- Yellow Jelly
- White Mousse
Flan have no Defense and are immune to most elements. Flan can use Sticky Goo to Slow one party member. There are known two variants of Flan; the Flan and the Mousse. Flan Princesses appear as bosses in the Advance release.
Blobra have varied elemental affinities. All physical attacks deal minimal damage to the Blobra. This monster holds most of the defensive status spells, likely a homage to its defensive nature.
The Flan is an enemy that can be found in the Ice Cavern. There is only one variation of Flan.
Several types of Flan appear throughout Spira and each have different elemental properties depending on their location. While Flan-type enemies are strong against physical attacks, using Armor Break will cause them to take full damage from physical attacks.
Flan live in the various locales of Spira. They are generally similar to the Flan encountered in Final Fantasy X, but, possibly due to Flan being a dessert of Spanish origin, they are given Spanish names, usually the Spanish word for the color they happen to be. It takes 20 kills to Oversoul a Flan.
- Flan Amarillo (yellow)
- Flan Azabache (jet black)
- Flan Azul (blue)
- Flan Blanco (white)
- Flan Palido (pale)
- Flan Rojo (red)
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Though there are formless slime enemies found throughout Vana'diel, Flan (usually called "puddings") are a specific type of Amorph found in the Near East, particularly around Halvung. These flan regularly cast black magic spells, unlike slimes and clots.
Of the class of flan-type enemies, some have the ability to duplicate or divide to overwhelm an opponent with numbers. This type of flan bears an even greater resemblance to the dessert, as it is covered in syrup, or as the game puts it, caramel. Flan resist damage from guns and measures.
There are twelve variants:
- Etherian (Rare)
- Melt (Rare)
- Cubus (Rare)
- White Mousse (Mark)
- Orthros (Elite Mark)
The Flan is an enemy type with four variants:
There exists an entire class of Flan-type enemies. Flan designed for military use in Cocoon have metallic components attached to them, while the wild flan are fully organic. Many of the wild Flan have the ability to merge with others of their kind in order to form larger Flan.
- Dire Flan
- Monstrous Flan
- Hybrid Flora
- Phosphoric Ooze
- Alchemic Ooze
- Rust Pudding
- Ferruginous Pudding
- Corrosive Custard
- Ectopudding (Mark)
- Gelatitan (Mark)
- Rotten Tomato (Dummied)
A child form of flan called Miniflan is introduced. Furthermore, the wild flans' ability to merge with others of their kind is taken to an extreme in the form of Royal Ripeness. Flandragora has been renamed to Flanbanero in reference to the Habanero pepper.
Flan play a role in the storyline at Sunleth Waterscape where a giant flan has appeared due to a paradox and is eroding the crystal pillar. Noel temporarily surrenders his trade as monster hunter for a bit of monster rescuing in 400 AF, rounding up lost miniflans with Serah, only to find that mischievous lesser Flan again threaten the Pillar.
It is mentioned in the Brain Blast quiz in Academia that during the annual Gran Pulse festival, La Prettina, an event that celebrates the coming of spring, people throw flan at one another. Furthermore, the Brain Blast quiz also mentions that Flan are terribly spicy in flavor. Flan are a regular food source of hunters, whose livelihood is threatened by the appearance of the Faeryl that sucks away the flan from the Archylte Steppe into the Sunleth Waterscape. Defeating the Faeryl removes Miniflan and Flanbanero from the Waterscape and adds them (returning them, as the story would have it) to the Steppe.
In a paradox ending in the Sunleth Waterscape, a giant flan takes over Cocoon and Serah, Noel and Mog sneak into the Waterscape with Noel disguised as a Microchu and Serah as a Miniflan in an attempt to defeat it by serving it a poisoned flan.
All Flan use one of two Feral Links, both doing physical damage: Twin Fists and Hundred Fists. Of the cyborg versions of the Flan, the Militarized Unit Flanborg, also does Twin Fists, but Flanitor has a unique Feral Link, Hyper Rescue; this ability to heal the entire party instantly is one of the reasons for its popularity.
There are three types of Flan that appear and their Last One versions (except for Flanitor):
Puddings are commonly found inside of caves or places with some kind of disruption of the aether flow. They can change their elemental alignment at will, often starting with Ice or Water. They are one of the few creatures in Eorzea able to absorb elemental attacks.
- Jumbo Flan
- Crème Brûlée
- Matcha Mousse
- Black Flan
- Lakhmu Flan
Flan resist physical attacks and are impervious to magic that is the same color as them. Blue flans are immune to ice, red flans are immune to fire, and yellow flans are immune to lightning. If a flan is defeated with magic, it will instantly die, but if it is defeated with physical attacks, it will split into two weaker flans.
The Flan is a type of enemy with three variants:
Flan is again a category rather than a species. There are five strains of Flan that appear: the Red Marshmallow, Yellow Jelly, Ice Flan, White Pudding, and Orthros. They do not possess a high defense.
Four types of Flan appear as enemies:
There is no Flan, but the Slime enemy is quite similar in appearance.
There are two different types of slimes:
There are four varieties of Flan, which make up four different enemy families and are based on an element:
Flans appeared in the trailer.
There are three types of Flan that appear:
The Flan is an enemy with four variants:
The Flan is an enemy that appearing as a gelatinous blobs. They are stern, and fond of head-butting and casting spells. All Flan act and respond identically, only their element changes between species.
Three elemental types of Flan are found:
There are five different types of Flan:
There are five types of Flan appear:
Flan can merge with others of their kind to raise their overall stats.
Three types of Flan appear:
Flan appear as an enemy family.
There are two dummied sprites. One is a purple flan with red eyes, resembling the Purple Bavarois from Final Fantasy IV. The second is red with green eyes, resembling the Red Mousse from Final Fantasy II.
Flans appear as enemies during Battle Music Sequences.
Concealing itself to lure prey close is hardly an option for this heavyweight-class flan. Its size is not all that's greater; its glutinous body is more resilient than ever. Any attack is absorbed and then rebounded back upon the one who dealt it.
Jumbo Flan's CollectaCard
Jumbo Flan and different-colored smaller Flan appear as an enemies during Battle Music Sequences (BMS).
Flan from the series appear as enemies.
Flans are enemies found in the Mist Cave. They are instantly defeated when encountered.
Don't let the name fool you. The flesh of this monster is downright nasty.
Final Fantasy VI Flan description
In addition, the Flan from Final Fantasy XIII appears as a premium enemy on the Archylte Steppe.
Flan appear as enemies.
Flan from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy appears with an ice-elemental card.
Flan from Final Fantasy VI, Blobra from Final Fantasy VIII and Pudding from Final Fantasy XIV have Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
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Final Jelly (ファイナルゼリ－, Fainaru Zerī?) appears as an Egg Monster. The sprite is a modified version of the Flan-type monsters from Final Fantasy IV.
Flan is a chance card, the card's ability: Give 50G to target player.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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.