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Gekkou is the stalwart leader of the Eblan Four in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. He is a warmhearted, honorable man of few words.



Gekkou is a muscular ninja, wearing a red scarf with a black garb. He wears a steel band around his head and goes barefoot. Gekkou takes the guise of a monk during the ending credits, but never used it while undercover in Fabul.


Gekkou is loyal to Edge, especially his advice to survive, no matter what happens. He agrees with the Mysterious Girl, because her philosophy agrees with Edge's advice. She claims that honor is not something to die for just to get revenge, making Gekkou value his life more than giving it up after seeing Fabulian monks die to avenge their dead brothers killed by her.


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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Gekkou is one of the people Edge talks to before heading to the Cave of Eblan. He guards the entrance to Eblan.[note 1]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

When Eblan receives word of Baron stealing Crystals from the other nations, the Eblan Four become eager to assist Edge, and they are sent on missions to gather information. Gekkou travels to Fabul to investigate the impact crater of a meteorite that crashed near Mt. Hobs. At the base he sees a mysterious person engaging with the monks from Fabul, quickly defeating them. Gekkou ponders if he could save the monks, but, remembering his master's orders, regretfully retreats to bring the intel he has gathered, and buries the monks.

Gekkou at the Monks' grave.

He reunites with Edge and the other Eblan Four within the Tower of Babil. After being forced to escape from the Mysterious Girl and Ifrit, they fall to the Underworld and into the Falcon.

In the Gathering Tale, Gekkou watches over Yang, Ursula, and the other incapacitated people below the Falcon's deck. After the Creator has been felled, Gekkou overlooks Ursula's training. Gekkou and the other Ninja Guard of Eblan renew their vows of loyalty to Edge awaiting for their next mission.

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Gekkou has high HP, Strength and Stamina, surpassing many other fighters, but has low MP and Speed. His statistics and equipment make him comparable to Cid and Luca, though with better individual abilities and less versatility when it comes to armor and Bands.

Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
10 380 32 11 9 12 5 5
20 887 57 21 14 22 9 8
30 1558 90 33 19 31 13 11
40 2491 123 45 24 40 18 15
50 3649 143 60 28 52 20 17
60 4782 165 70 32 63 23 19
70 6023 185 85 37 73 26 20
80 6655 206 86 40 75 28 22
90 7288 230 89 42 78 28 22
99 7943 248 90 44 81 30 24


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Gekkou cannot dual wield weapons. His special ability, besides Ninjutsu, is Shuriken, a less versatile form of Throw. Gekkou can perform Band abilities with the other Eblan ninjas, as well as Yang due to his time undercover in Fabul.

Spell Level Learned
Flame Known
Flash 15
Payback Wave 24
Blast 42
Band Abilities
Ability Members MP Effect
Blazing Moon Ring
  • Gekkou (Shuriken)
  • Edge (Ninjutsu)
7 Attack a single enemy with a flaming body slam.
Explosive Kick
  • Gekkou (Shuriken)
  • Yang (Kick)
14 Flame damage to all enemies.
Phantom Lightflies
  • Gekkou (Ninjutsu)
  • Izayoi (Illusions)
9 Restore HP and status of the party, grows stronger as casters have less HP.
Wheel of Elements
  • Gekkou (Ninjutsu)
  • Izayoi (Ninjutsu)
  • Tsukinowa (Ninjutsu)
  • Zangetsu (Ninjutsu)
15 Attack all enemies with fire, ice, lightning and wind
Ultimate Art: Advent of the Phoenix
  • Edge (Mug)
  • Gekkou (Shuriken)
  • Izayoi (Illusions)
  • Tsukinowa (Steal)
  • Zangetsu (Human Kite)
20 Create a flaming phoenix to damage all enemies equivalent to lost HP of party.


Gekkou can equip the the same equipment as Edge, with the addition of axes and hammers instead of claws. Because he cannot dual wield, it is usually best to keep him equipped with an axe or hammer.

Gekkou starts with a Kodachi, a Leather Cap, a Foot Ninja Gear and Iron Gloves.

Boomerangs Daggers Katanas Axes Hammers
Shields Head Body Arms


Gekkou is fought as a boss, along with the remaining Eblan Four, at the beginning of Edge's Tale, as part of a training session.

Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Gekkou appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Fire-elemental Forward cards.



Like the other Eblan Four, Gekkou's name is related to the moon. Gekkou means "moonlight" in Japanese.


  1. The player can talk to him if they, when in control of Edge, go outside the cave and head back to the castle.