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The Pipsqueak's Program 55 attack turns its target into an Imp. Finish these off quick and easy with Edgar's Flash attack.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Onion Knight, also known as Pipsqueak, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

Like most enemies in the Magitek Research Facility, it has high Defense, and they often attack in large groups. Their special attack, Program 55, can turn party members into Imps, and they have a 33% chance to use it every other turn. Furthermore, if attacked, they have a 33% chance of countering with Explode.

Strategy Edit

Their low HP makes them easy to dispatch. Sabin's Rising Phoenix and Edgar's Flash work well, as does Ramuh and Thunder.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
120 General, Onion Knight x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 2
121 Onion Knight x4 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 2
123 Chaser, Onion Knight x3 Y N N N Sides, individual Battle 3
404 Proto Armor, Onion Knight x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 2
405 Onion Knight x5 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 3

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Program 55 (33%)

If attacked by "Attack": Self-Destruct (33%)

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Onion Knight from Final Fantasy VI appears in Final Fantasy Record Keeper as an enemy.

Etymology Edit

The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

The adjective of onion refers to the Japanese metaphoric idiom of poverty, aptly named the "Onion Life", "peeling away one layer at a time and crying all the way". Alternatively, the term could come from the slang phrase "to know one's onions", meaning to be very versatile.

Onion Knight's older name is Pipsqueak. Pipsqueak is a person considered to be insignificant, especially because they are small or young.

Related enemies Edit

Trivia Edit

  • A generic enemy named Onion Knight appears in Infinite Undiscovery. They resemble the Final Fantasy VI counterpart and use a skill named "Limit Break", which starts with a yellow aura appearing around them, much like in Final Fantasy VII.
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