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The Flanborg is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII.



Flanborg is often encountered with Flanitors, who will heal while the Flanborg attacks with vicious physical attacks. Its Pacifying Shock is a powerful lightning-elemental attack that hits all party members in front of it. The party can only perform a preemptive strike if the growths on its head are not glowing; when they are glowing, it will be aware of the party.


When a caption for the Pacifying Shock attack appears, the player should switch to a healing paradigm, such as War and Peace (COM/MED) or Symbiosis (MED/SYN), as it is quite a powerful attack for Sazh and Vanille at this stage. It is usually wise to dispose of the Flanitor allies before attacking the Flanborg.



Flanborg is a portmanteau of "flan" and "cyborg". Flan refers to the recurring genus of monsters in the Final Fantasy series.

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.

Cyborg refers to its biomechanical nature.

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