The GhostTrain will attack with Acid Rain, Evil Toot, and its Wheels for starters. Sabin's AuraBolt and Suplex are effective. Stop it dead in its tracks with Revivify.Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry
Phantom Train, or GhostTrain, is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is battled at the front of the Phantom Train, and is its main engine, an undead and sentient entity. Phantom Train is the only undead storyline boss in the game.
Phantom Train's attacks include the dangerous Diabolic Whistle, which inflicts a random status ailment on each party member; Acid Rain; and Saintly Beam, both of which do mediocre magic damage to the entire party. It will only use Diabolic Whistle regularly if only two party members are alive, so if the player boarded the train with Shadow and keeps all party members healthy, they can avoid the risk.
If one doesn't want to use a Phoenix Down, Sabin should use Meteor Strike while Cyan attacks with Fang while keeping Sky in effect. If Shadow is in the party, he should use melee attacks or throw unwanted weapons.
|Number||Enemies||Encounter flags||Introduction flag||Musical theme||Magic AP|
|437||Phantom Train||Sides, individual||The Decisive Battle||2|
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AI script Edit
One time per battle: Attack (33%) or Wheel (33%) or Diabolic Whistle (33%)
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Wheel (33%)
- Attack (66%) or Wheel (33%)
- Increase Var3 by 1
If Var3 >= 2:
- If 2 Characters are alive:
- Set Var3 = 0
- Diabolic Whistle (100%)
If Timer >= 15:
- Reset Timer to 0
- Acid Rain (66%) or Saintly Beam (33%)
If attacked by anything: Wheel (33%)
The Phantom Train appears as a boss in numerous Final Fantasy VI dungeons. It is also fought as a boss in the Ultima Nightmare Dungeon. Across its appearances the Phantom Train fights much as in Final Fantasy VI, using Diabolic Whistle to inflict status ailments, Saintly Beam to deal holy-elemental damage, and Acid Rain to deal water-elemental damage and inflict sap. Its exact stats vary depending on the dungeon where it is fought.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Phantom Train is vulnerable to Sabin's Meteor Strike, called Suplex in the Super Nintendo localization. A suplex is a throw used in wrestling, which usually involves arching/bridging either overhead or twisting to the side, so the opponent is slammed to the mat back-first. Sabin being able to grapple and throw such an enormous machine has become an inside joke among fans.
Ghost train refers to a phantom vehicle in the form of a locomotive or train.