Induces or cures a [Small] stateDescription
Mini is an indirect magic spell in Final Fantasy VII. It is granted by the Transform Materia at level one. It either inflicts or removes the Small status effect from a target, which reduces their damage to 1.
|Magic Materia||Transform, Master Magic|
|Effect||Inflicts or cures Small on target|
72% probability on enemies, 100% on allies
|Compatible Support Materia||Added Cut|
Steal as well
Mini can be used by characters with the Transform Materia at level 1. It either inflicts the Small status on a target, or if they are already under Small, removes it. The Small status causes all of the character's Attack stat to 1, causing them to deal no more than 1 damage in a normal attack. Mini has a probability of 72% when cast on enemies, but a 100% probability when cast on allies, meaning that curing it is guaranteed.
Mini can render enemies who rely on physical damage harmless for a minimal MP cost. However, it is not guaranteed to work, and many larger enemies are immune to the status entirely. This means it has relatively niche uses, and is more often used to cure the status. One use is to use the spell to inflict Small on the party on purpose to easily manipulate the final digits of a character's HP to 77, ready to set HP to 7777 with healing items for the All Lucky 7s status.
Alternatives to casting Mini are the item Shrivel, which also inflicts Small, while the item Cornucopia can cure it. Additionally, both Bad Breath and L4 Suicide from the Enemy Skill Materia can inflict the status.