Kappa the Imp, also called Imp, is a character in Final Fantasy VI. They act as a tutorial for the game along with Mog, albeit specializing only in explaining Gau's unique skills. "Kappa" is the Japanese name for the Imp status. In the PlayStation version, Kappa the Imp was simply referred to by the generic name Imp during the same tutorial.

They can also be seen falling from a mountain during the destruction of the World of Balance.

In the GBA and later versions they will also appear for congratulating the party on completing the Dragon's Den and introducing the Soul Shrine.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Kappa the Imp makes a small cameo as a tutor from the in-game manuals.

Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Imp's sprite.

Admirers of these slimy green monsters have even create [sic] robots modeled in their image.


An Imp is one of the of the Premium Character Shop random purchases, performing Whirlpool Strike as his attack.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Kappa are legendary creatures, a type of water sprite in Japanese folklore.

An imp is "a small, mischievous devil or sprite."

In the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VI, the Green Cherry is called the Yellow Cherry. Together with the Imp status, known as Kappa in the Japanese version, the two are a reference to the Kizakura sake brand, which prominently uses a kappa as its mascot and often features it in marketing alongside yellow cherry blossoms; kizakura means "yellow cherry".

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