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Meteor Strike used by Yuna (via Ifrit) in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Meteor Strike (メテオストライク, Meteo Sutoraiku?), also known as Suplex and Meteordrive, is an ability in the Final Fantasy series. It has appeared as both an ability used by Ifrit and as a powerful technique for Monks that involves picking up enemies and slamming them to the ground.


Final Fantasy VI[]

Meteor Strike (Suplex in SNES and PlayStation versions) is a Blitz Sabin can use. If used on a single enemy its Battle power is 180, making it potentially the strongest Blitz technique. However, if there are more than one enemy present, the power of Meteor Strike is halved despite it only affecting one enemy.

Some enemies are unaffected by Meteor Strike, however the Phantom Train is vulnerable to Sabin's Meteor Strike. Sabin's ability to suplex a train has become an inside joke among fans.

Final Fantasy VII[]

Meteor Strike is Tifa's sixth Limit Break. It does 1.875 times normal damage to a single enemy, and the damage can be doubled if Tifa's slot reels are stopped correctly.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[]

Tifa uses Meteordrive at the climax of her fight with Loz in the Sector 5 slums church, rushing him along the ground and flinging him into the air, and then leaping up after him to throw him to the ground.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

Zell's Limit Break Duel can use Meteor Strike. Meteor Strike does more damage the more HP the target has, making it effective against powerful enemies. It is learned from Combat King 002. It can be used before being unlocked by inputting the correct button combination, but will not appear as an option.

Zell can also use Meteor Barret, but it functions differently and has a different animation.

Final Fantasy X[]

Damages an enemy.


Ifrit can use Meteor Strike to attack for moderate non-elemental damage. Its damage is considered neither physical or magical, instead falling into "special" damage category. This means it will be unaffected by Protect or Shell. Using it delays Ifrit's next turn. Belgemine's Ifrit and Isaaru's Ifrit, Grothia, both can use Meteor Strike. The boss Dark Ifrit can also uses a version of Meteor Strike, which delays the target strongly and breaks the damage limit. Dark Ifrit's Meteor Strike is magical unlike most special attacks, and hits 20,310 to 22,933 damage with no magical buffs or other protections in place.

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Ifrit uses Meteor Strike when fought in Kilika Temple during Chapter 3. It inflicts moderate non-elemental damage.

Final Fantasy XI[]

Meteor Strike
MP 182
Effect Deals Fire element damage.
Duration Instant
Casting Time Instant
Recast Time 1 min
Magic Type Blood Pact: Rage
Element Fire
Jobs Ifrit 75 (Merit Points)

Meteor Strike is a Blood Pact: Rage for Ifrit, purchased with three Merit Points after a Summoner has reached level 75 or higher. Meteor Strike deals massive fire magic damage to an enemy. Damage varies with Ifrit's TP.

Meteor Strike, along with the other Merit Blood Pacts, has a noticeably longer range then most other Blood Pacts, meaning these Blood Pacts are less likely to interrupt due to distance from a target. Spending additional Merit Points on this ability will increase its TP Bonus by 40 for each merit, increasing its power.

Final Fantasy XV[]

Crash into the ground and raze the surrounding area. Depletes bar by three.


Meteor Strike is one of Ifrit's Techniques in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn. It hits one target at the cost of three tech bar segments, but must be unlocked in the Descension first for 16 AP.

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

Meteor Strike is a command for the Ifrit-Class Eidolons Ifrit, Firebrand and Vulcan. The Eidolon hurls a sphere of flames at enemies, dealing fire-type damage. Ignis uses an upgraded version, called "Meteor Mash."

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Here goes! Knockout!

Tifa Lockhart

Fists of hellfire!


Meteor Strike is a HP attack used by Tifa and a Bravery attack used by Yuna. Tifa's Meteor Strike consists of a charge attack where she grabs the opponent and leaps into the air to throw them to the ground. It is learned at level 36, and requires 30 CP to equip and 130 AP to master.

Yuna's Meteor Strike summons Ifrit to perform a fiery two-hit claw attack that knocks the opponent back. It costs 30 CP to equip and 80 AP to master.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

Meteor Strike is performed as the Premium Skill for the Advent Children version of the Tifa memoria. Its animation is based on the Advent Children version of the attack. The ability deals a heavy damage attack to an enemy.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

A summoning stone for Tifa's Meteor Strike appears.

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Final Fantasy Artniks[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[]

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World of Final Fantasy[]

Tifa uses Meteor Strike against the stack of Tonberry, Cactuar Conductor, and Moogle in the intervention "A Duo of Three" where she smashes her fist at the ground in front of her enemy, the impact breaking her opponents' stack.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[]

Meteor Strike is an ability used by Tifa. This technique can be done by moving the D-pad 360 degrees.

Other media[]

During the battle in Dead Fantasy II, Tifa uses her Meteor Strike towards Kasumi, alluding to the move she uses against Loz in the movie, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. She later used this ability against Hitomi.

In ScrewAttack!'s Yang VS Tifa | DEATH BATTLE!, Tifa performs Meteor Strike as part of her Limit Break chain.


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A meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a meteoroid or micrometeoroid, heated and glowing from entering the Earth's atmosphere, as it sheds glowing material in its wake. Meteors rarely explode in the Earth's atmosphere. The term has become associated with quickness with the adjective "meteoric". In the context of myth and superstition, meteors and comets sighted in Ancient and Medieval Europe were once held as ill omen, said to be the message of the heavens' displeasure of man's affairs to herald grave catastrophes.

Pieces that withstand atmospheric ablation are known as meteorites, but the name of the spell in the series refers to the overall phenomenon.

A suplex is an offensive move used in both professional and amateur wrestling. A suplex is a throw that involves lifting the opponent and bridging or rolling to slam the opponent on their back.