Hilgigars is a boss from Final Fantasy IX fought on the Conde Petie Mountain Path. His name is a mistranslation of "Hill Gigas".

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Hilgigars uses Earthquake to damage the whole party at once. It is very difficult to steal the Fairy Flute from him. Even with Bandit equipped each steal attempt only has a 1/256 chance of success. The flute otherwise cannot be obtained until Oeilvert.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Casting Float on everyone protects the party from Earthquake. Zidane should steal while Vivi casts Slow or focuses. Dagger/Eiko can heal and cast Float, targeted on the entire party each turn. It should be renewed every couple of turns, or else the party may be caught in Hilgigars's Earthquake attack.

Once Zidane has stolen enough items from Hilgigars Vivi should cast Bio, Dagger summon Ramuh, and Eiko summon either Fenrir or Phoenix, healing when necessary.

AI script[edit | edit source]

Function Hilgigars_Init
   set attacklist = [ Knock Down ; Knock Down ; Hiphop ; Earthquake ]

Function Hilgigars_ATB
   set selectedattack = RandomAttack( attacklist )
   if ( selectedattack == Knock Down )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Knock Down )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Hiphop )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Earthquake )
   if ( ( SV_FunctionEnemy[HP] < SV_FunctionEnemy[MAX_HP] / 2 ) && !curagaflag && ( SV_FunctionEnemy[MP] > 20 ) )
      set curagaflag = TRUE
      set SV_Target = SV_FunctionEnemy
      set selectedattack = Curaga
   Attack( selectedattack )

Note: There are two other functions in Hilgigars's script for running a little dialog in case Eiko casts a summon on Hilgigars. They have no impact on the AI of Hilgigars.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Hilgigars FFIX.png

The Hilgigars, under its proper romanization as "Hill Gigas," is fought in Record Keeper as a boss in some Final Fantasy IX events, as well as a boss in the Crushdown Nightmare Dungeon. In all its forms, the Hill Gigas primarily relies on physical blows and Venom Mist, poisoning the party.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Hilgigars comes from "hill gigas". Gigas is a popular term for races of giants in fantasy games. Gigas is a Greek word meaning "giant," originally used to describe the race of Gigantes in Greek mythology and is used in the scientific name, as the specific epithet, of hundreds of species of animals and dozens of plant species to denote their size.

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