A pair of Iguions appear as bosses in Deling City to be fought by Squall and Irvine. They are statues brought to life by Sorceress Edea to kill Rinoa Heartilly. They are immune to Fire and weak to Earth. They have the ability Magma Breath, which deals fire damage and may petrify a party member. The Guardian Force Carbuncle can be drawn from the Iguions.
Its Japanese name derives partially from the German schmelzen.
Iguion comes from "iguana" and "lion". Iguana is a genus of herbivorous lizards native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, several islands in Polynesia and the Caribbean. Two species are included: the green iguana widespread throughout its range and a popular pet, and the Lesser Antillean iguana native to the Lesser Antilles and endangered due to habitat destruction. The word "iguana" is derived from the original Taino name for the species, iwana.