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Large insects found throughout the slums. They always move in swarms, scavenging for food scraps and preying on whatever crosses their path, whether it be a small animal or a human.

Enemy Intel

Gorger is an enemy in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission". In the base game, they are fought in the Sector 5 Slums during Chapter 3 - "Home Sweet Slum", and in Sector 7 Slums during Chapter 8 - "Budding Bodyguard", as well as Chapter 14 - "In Search of Hope". They also appear as enemies during the first chapter, "Wutai's Finest", of "Episode INTERmission".



Physical damage = Physical damage
Magic damage = Magical damage
Attack Pic Description Block KB(Knockback)
Physical damageBite Bites a target. Y N
Physical damageSickle Strike Sickle Strike from FFVII Remake Slashes with its arms. Y N
Physical damageFeast Feast from FFVII Remake Binds the player character for 7 seconds while biting them. Releases the victim if hit with an ability. N N
Magic damagePoison Bubble Spits poisonous bubbles that inflict Poison Poison for 120 seconds if they hit a player character. Y N


Much like wererats, gorgers are among the most basic enemies in the game. While not particularly dangerous or challenging, they are an early example of the binding mechanic where some enemies cling onto the player character preventing them from acting, prompting the player to switch characters and attack the enemy to release the bound party member. Gorgers mainly use blockable physical attacks, but also blow bubbles that may inflict Poison Poison; the ailment can be healed with Chakra (Tifa starts with one), Esuna Esuna, or Antidotes.

When fought at the Abandoned Talagger Factory at the Sector 7 Slums during Chapter 3, "Home Sweet Slum", the gorgers will often climb walls and ceilings and be out of reach for the player to attack. While hanging on the walls, they'll use Poison Bubble from a distance, and eventually come down, either by climbing down or by leaping at the player.

Much like most of the biological creatures, Gorgers are weak to Ice Ice.


Gorgers can be easily dispatched with normal attacks. Feast should be interrupted with abilities or dodged. Cloud can simply use Operator Mode's Square hold attack to sweep them easily.

During Chapter 3, when the gorgers are climbing walls, the can hit them with magic in order to make them fall down.

In INTERmission, Yuffie can quickly defeat them with Ice Ninjutsu followed by Throw and Windstorm.

Hard Mode[]

On the hard difficulty, they still pose little to no threat to the player. Cloud can quickly dispatch with Triple Slash while having Elemental Materia Elemental Materia linked with Ice Materia Ice Materia in his weapon.


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