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The Kimara Bug is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII fought in the Gongaga village jungle and in the third round of the Battle Square during the time Tiny Bronco is available. When fought in the Battle Square, its stats are enhanced with double the regular HP and its Attack and Magic Attack are increased by 25%.

StatsEdit

FormationsEdit

# Formation
528 Kimara Bug
530 Kimara Bug A, Kimara Bug B

LocationsEdit

Gongaga
Village Jungle Path 528, 530
Reactor Jungle Path 528, 530
Battle Square (with Tiny Bronco available)
Group A - Battle 3 528
Group B - Battle 3 530

BattleEdit

Its appearance is intimidating, but its only truly dangerous attack is Stop Web, which always inflicts Stop and is only used when no characters are afflicted with the status. Kimara Bug is easily halted by manipulating it and making it use Stop Web on itself. Kimara Bugs are one of only two sources of the Hourglass item, and the only source for the Spider Web item outside of Midgar.

It only uses Spider Attack when your whole party is in Stop status.

AI scriptEdit

AI: Main {

If (At Least One Opponent doesn't have Stop Status) Then
{
Choose Random Opponent
1/2 Chance: Use Butterfly Attack on Target
1/2 Chance: Use Stop Web on Target
} Else {
Choose Random Opponent
1/2 Chance: Use Spider Attack on Target
1/2 Chance: Use Butterfly Attack on Target
}

}

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

The chimera is a fire-breathing monster, one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It is commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail in Greek mythology. In modern usage, the term chimera is often taken to mean any sort of hybrid between two or more species.

TriviaEdit

  • Its appearance includes the face and body of a praying mantis, the face of a spider, and the face of a butterfly. Two of these represent notable phobias: arachnophobia - one of the most commonly reported year over year - as a fear of spiders, and lepidopterophobia, a fear of butterflies and moths. Praying mantises are not themselves a common phobia outside of the generalized fear of bugs, entomophobia.
    • The spider and butterfly also are the only two component bugs named in its attacks.
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