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Phoenix artwork from Crisis Core.

An eternal, undying bird. Its tears are rumored to have curative properties, and it is said that he who tastes the Phoenix's blood will have eternal life.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Phoenix (フェニックス, Fenikkusu?), also known as Phenix or Hot Wings, is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy series, debuting in Final Fantasy V. It is often a summon, but other times is a boss or normal enemy. Phoenix often plays a major story role, and is associated with fire and regeneration, often able to use fire-elemental and curative abilities. Its signature attack is Flames of Rebirth, which revives knocked out party members and deals fire-elemental damage to enemies, though the specifics of these effects vary between games.

Phoenix lends its name to the recurring item Phoenix Down, which is used to revive KO'd party members. It is also the namesake of the Phoenix Pinion and Mega Phoenix, which have varying effects but also involve reviving KO'd party members and/or are associated with Phoenix itself.


Final Fantasy III[]

Phoenix from FFIII NES sprite

Phoenix (iOS).

Phoenix is an unused enemy that exists in the game data.

Final Fantasy IV[]

Phoenix is the name of an Augment ability in the 3D versions of the game, based on the recurring summon and its Flames of Rebirth. When the user is KO'd, their MP is expended to revive all KO'd allies except the user.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

Edge and the Eblan Four summon Phoenix when using their Band ability "Ultimate Art: Advent of Phoenix". The attack summons Phoenix to attack all enemies, dealing additional damage the lower the party's HP is, and can break the damage cap.

Final Fantasy V[]



Phoenix makes its first summonable appearance as a level 5 summon. It is obtained at the top of the Phoenix Tower, where Lenna flashes back to when she had to decide whether to cut off the tongue of Hiryuu to save her mother. Whether she refuses or not, the party obtains the summon.

Phoenix costs 99 MP to summon, and does fire damage to all enemies, also restoring a KO'd party member to full HP and MP.

Final Fantasy VI[]

Phoenix - FF6 iOS

Phoenix (iOS).

Phoenix is an esper obtained in the Phoenix Cave in the World of Ruin. Its attack, Flames of Rebirth (Life Giver in the original version), revives the entire party with 1/4 of their max HP. It costs 110 MP to summon. It teaches Raise (x10), Arise (x2), Reraise (x1), Curaga (x2), and Firaga (x3).

Final Fantasy VII[]


Model of Phoenix.

Phoenix costs 180 MP to summon, and its attack, Phoenix Flame, deals Fire-elemental damage to the enemy party and revives all KO'd party members with full HP. Phoenix's spell power is equal to 3.75x the base magic damage. It can be paired with Final Attack to revive all characters after being called.

The Phoenix Materia is obtained at Fort Condor if Cid and the party protect the Huge Materia inside from Shinra in "Struggle for the Huge Materia". If they do so, the condor sitting atop the fort dies and its baby hatches. During the condor's death the fiery wings of a Phoenix appear, and afterwards a Phoenix Materia can be picked up on the floor near the nest. One can later be dug from Bone Village after "Mako Cannon Rampage" if the party has not obtained the one at Fort Condor.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[]


Concept art of Phoenix.

See the Summon sequence here.

Phoenix can be added to the Digital Mind Wave by obtaining its materia during the Seven Wonders of Nibelheim sidequest. Phoenix's attack, Rebirth Flame, damages enemies and gives Zack the Raise status. The attack will also give Zack a Phoenix Down in the PlayStation Portable version.

The table below links the DMW's power to its level:

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
48 52 56 60 78

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike[]

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth[]

Phoenix from FFVII Rebirth

Phoenix is available in Chadley's VR simulator after reaching Junon Region in "Dawn of a New Era". It is a firebird with the power of revival as per the local folklore. Analyzing the summoning crystals in the region allows the player to fight weaker versions of the boss in Chadley combat trials, and teaches Arise and Reraise to the Phoenix, usable when the firebird is summoned to battle.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

FFVIII - Phoenix Artwork


Phoenix is a pseudo-Guardian Force summoned by using a Phoenix Pinion during battle. Afterwards, Phoenix will randomly appear when all the party members have been knocked out to save the player from a Game Over. Its Rebirth Flame damages enemies with fire, and revives KO'd party members with 12.5% of their Max HP. Its Triple Triad card is won from an aide in Esthar City's Presidential Palace as part of the Queen of Cards sidequest.

Final Fantasy IX[]

FFIX Phoenix

Phoenix is an eidolon Eiko can summon. It is learned for 40 AP by equipping a Phoenix Pinion.

Its Rebirth Flame deals Fire damage to all opponents, and revives fallen party members. Restored HP is doubled if Concentrate is equipped. Phoenix is randomly summoned automatically if Eiko is in the party and the party is annihilated. This rate is proportional to the amount of Phoenix Pinions the party has in the inventory. When Phoenix is summoned automatically to save the player from a Game Over, it has a different summon animation, deals no damage to enemies, and uses no MP.

Final Fantasy XI[]

Tenzen Phoenix (FFXI)

Phoenix's spirit manifesting in Tenzen's blade.

One of the five Terrestrial Avatars, Phoenix's form is much different than previous avatars met by the adventurer. Before the time of Final Fantasy XI, Phoenix's physical body was destroyed, and her spirit now lingers in a flaming Great Katana wielded by a samurai named Tenzen. Phoenix will only be revived after the blade in which her spirit rests causes much bloodshed. Phoenix plays an important role in both, Chains of Promathia and Rhapsodies of Vana'diel thanks to her guidance of key characters such as Tenzen and Iroha. Due to Phoenix's unique circumstances, she is the only Avatar in the game that is never fought as a boss, and never becomes summonable by players. Phoenix is also the name of a server.

Final Fantasy XII[]

XII phoenix render

Phoenix appears as a boss fought in the Subterra beneath the Pharos at Ridorana. It is also fought during the battle with Shadowseer, who summons bosses to aid it based on the Four Symbols.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

Phoenix is the name of a fal'Cie that acts as Cocoon's artificial sun, providing light and warmth to its citizens. In Final Fantasy XIII-2, the Brain Blast quiz in Academia 400 AF mentions that every few centuries Phoenix's light will flicker, causing a moment of darkness; this phenomenon is called Flames of Rebirth.

Phoenix is also the Japanese name for the paradigm "Combat Clinic".

Final Fantasy XIV[]

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FFXIV Phoenix

Phoenix in Final Fantasy XIV.

During his battle with Bahamut during the Calamity, Louisoix Leveilleur was transformed into the primal of rebirth, Phoenix. Though he temporarily stopped the dragon, Bahamut took control of him, and caused him to attempt to resurrect Bahamut for the wrongdoings of the Allagan Empire in Meracydia. The Warrior of Light confronts him on the IC-06 Main Bridge inside of the Final Coil of Bahamut, and after being defeated in his Phoenix form, Louisoix is freed from Bahamut's influence.

The short story "Through His Eyes" reveals a similar being called the Phoinix was possibly the first primal ever created. The ancients under Lahabrea used their creation magick to conceptionalize an immortal with potent healing powers and infused it with a soul. The newborn Phoinix was deemed dangerous within its first moments of life, Emet-Selch subduing the creature before it was sent to the facility Pandæmonium for further study. In Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, Phoinix could be fought in the 8-man raid "Asphodelos: The Third Circle" and its Savage version. It also could drop as a mount after completing "Asphodelos: The Fourth Circle (Savage)".

Spoilers end here.

In Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Summoners can enter the Firebird Trance after reaching Level 72. It becomes available after summoning Demi-Bahamut and it replaces the Ruin III and Outburst spells with the more powerful Fountain of Fire and Brand of Purgatory, respectively. Upon reaching Level 80, Summoners can call forth Demi-Phoenix to attack alongside them, while granting the party the status effect Everlasting Flight, regenerating health over time. Its Enkindle command is Revelation, similar to Bahamut's Akh Morn.

Final Fantasy XVI[]


Joshua and Phoenix.

Phoenix is an Eikon that is also featured in the game's logo. Phoenix is a fire-elemental Eikon whose Dominant is Joshua Rosfield. It is a firebird whose abilities also include healing bodily injuries and conjuring impenetrable magick barriers at the cost of expending a lot of the Dominant's aether. The Dominant of Phoenix is always born in the ducal line and becomes the Archduke of Rosaria, who then shares some of the Eikon's power with their First Shield, known as gifting the "Blessing of the Phoenix".

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]



Summon phoenix to revive KO's ally. Deals damage to zombies.


Phoenix is one of the eight creatures the Summoner can summon. It will fully revive any fainted unit and instantly KO any undead in the area with 100% accuracy. Its area effect is two spaces outward and one space diagonally from the point of origin. It is learned from the Nirvana Staff. It takes 300 AP to learn, costs 24 MP to cast, is Holy-elemental, and is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Phoenix is a summon for the Summoner job class. It revives KO'd party members with full HP, and heals all units in a large area. Due to changes in the KO system from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Phoenix revives all KO'd allies instead of just any targeted bodies. It is learned from the Nirvana Staff, which teaches Arise, the White Magick spell with the similar effect (but single-target and without the healing effect).

Phoenix has a range of 4, costs 450 AP to learn and 45 MP to summon.

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

Phoenix, along with Typhon and Pandemona, was considered as one of the potential Eidolons, but the idea was discarded. It had gears as part of its design, a common theme in Orience.

The Vermilion Bird of Rubrum embodies many traits of the Phoenix summon. The revival powers of the Phoenix appear in the extra ending added to the HD remake version.

Crystal Defenders[]

CD Summon Phoenix

Phoenix being summoned into battle.

CD Phoenix

Phoenix can only be summoned in Crystal Defenders W1 for the price of five crystals. When summoned, Phoenix increases the attack power and range of all the player's units for the current wave.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[]

FFMQ Hot Wings

Hot Wings is an enemy fought in the Lava Dome and can use Dive, Flame Sweep, Stone Beak, and Cure.

The Final Fantasy Legend[]

FFL Albatros

Phoenix is a potential transformation for the party's monster units, able to revive allies and use fire attacks.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]



Phoenix is a mid-level summon and the seventh summon obtained. It can be obtained in Anima Grove upon defeating the Conqueror. Bennu, now a spirit that will live on eternally thanks to the party's compassion, bestows upon them the power of the Phoenix. It is a level 4 Summon that costs 99 MP to summon to inflict Fire damage to all enemies and revive KO'd party members.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[]

FFLTNS Phoenix Artwork

Artwork of Phoenix by Matrix.

Phoenix is a fire-elemental Eidolon for Wrieg to equip. It teaches the Dragon Soul abilities, which allows Wrieg to revive the entire party. Phoenix's special attack is Flames of Rebirth, which deals high fire-elemental damage to all enemies and revives all KO'd party members.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]


The automatic version of Phoenix.


The manual version of Phoenix.

Phoenix is a summon whose Flames of Rebirth protects the summoner from Bravery Breaks for a short time—if the summoner would be inflicted with a Bravery Break while Phoenix is in effect, their Bravery Points are restored to full.

Like most of the summons Phoenix can be summoned by two distinct ways: Automatically, where its Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- artwork appears whenever the summoner's Bravery value is lower than half of his/her base Bravery value, and manually, where an artwork of its Final Fantasy VIII appearance displays. Phoenix's auto version can be obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey III, and its manual version in the second stage.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Phoenix returns as a summon with the same function as in the first Dissidia. Its auto version is now found in Chapter Nine: A Treasure Hunt of Scenario 013. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 30 KP.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

TFFASC Phoenix

Phoenix is one of three new summons, based on its appearance in Final Fantasy VIII.

It is summoned by a select few characters.

Its signature attack, Rebirth Flame, deals minor damage to all enemies present in the music stage, while also restoring 12% of the HP gauges of all parties present, being the only summon to heal the party.

The characters that can exclusively summon Phoenix are:

The characters that can summon Phoenix are references to their own games, such as Locke attempting to revive his love Rachel, Alphinaud's grandfather Louisoix transformed into Phoenix, and Minwu's revival in Soul of Rebirth.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[]

An immortal bird whose death only marks the beginning of its new life.

In-game description.
Mobius Phoenix

Phoenix's ability card.

Phoenix appeared as a fire-elemental Mage ability card for players. It was originally obtainable through summoning, but eventually was purchasable from the game's Ability Shop. It allowed player characters to perform the Firaja Mage ability, which dealt fire-elemental damage to enemies within an area of effect around the selected target.

Additionally, the Phoenixes from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII appeared as collaboration exclusive ability cards.

World of Final Fantasy[]

WoFF Phoenix

Phoenix appears in the Valley Seven and can be captured as a Mirage. A variant of Phoenix, Iris, also exists.

Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon[]

Phoenix can be summoned by the Phoenix Stone item that casts casts Reincarnation Flame, a Fire-type attack that has a reviving effect.

Chocobo's Dungeon 2[]

The item Phoenix Feather summons Phoenix to take the player out of the dungeon when they are about to get a Game Over. The Phoenix Feather is obtained the same way as any other feathers: by breaking their claw or saddle items. Phoenix is obtained from the higher level claws or saddles.

Phoenix Stone is a dummied item in the game that works exactly the same as the Phoenix Feather. Even if the item is dummied, the item still works if the player adds it to their save file via artificial means.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales[]

Phoenix is a fire element card, with six cards under its name.


#019 Red
Attack Defend None None
Fire Strike
Zone Boost

Deal 2 damage for each guard zone on opponent's card.

#020 Red
None Defend Defend None
Blazing Barrier
Deal 2 damage and casts Protect.
#021 ★★ Red
Attack Defend None None
Undying Spirit
Deal 3 damage.


Restore 2 HP for each * in your CP gauge.

#022 ★★ Red
Attack None None None
Undying Spirit+
Deal 3 damage.


Restore 3 HP for each * in your CP gauge.

#023 ★★★ Red
Attack Defend None None
Flames of Rebirth
Deal 3 damage.

CP Boost

Add 3 CP of the same color as opponent's card to your CP gauge.

#024 ★★★ Red
Attack Defend None None
Flames of Rebirth+
Deal 3 damage.

CP Boost

All crystals in the player's CP gauge become *.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[]

Ffcd phoenix


Phoenix appears as the guardian of the Fire Crystal and is fought as a boss at the end of the Guardian Dungeon 1. After the battle, the player obtains the Phoenix Magicite. When summoned, Phoenix uses Flames of Rebirth and casts the Raise and Curaga spells on Chocobo. Phoenix is voiced by Kimlinh Tran in English in the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! remaster.[1]

Final Fantasy: Unlimited[]


Giga Phoenix.

Phoenix makes several appearances as a summon. The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Phoenix is:

  • Origin of all, Mother Black!
  • Burning all to ashes, Fire Red!
  • The critical point of all, Burning Gold!

Followed by saying: "Burn! Summoned Creature! Phoenix!"

In the English audio version, the Soil Charge Triad was changed to:

  • The origin of all things, Mother Black!
  • A heat that will scorch all creation, Fire Red!
  • The critical point of everything, Burning Gold!

Followed by saying: "Burn up! I summon you, Phoenix!"

Phoenix is later upgraded to Giga Phoenix with the aid of Moogle Kupo (the Soil Charge Triad remains the same).

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Phoenix appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Fire-elemental Summon cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Dragon Quest[]

DQT Phoenix

In Dragon Quest Tact, Phoenix can be scouted to the player's party during a collaboration event with War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and appears as a boss during the Large Battle alongside Bahamut, Shiva, and Ifrit. It can cast both Cura and Flare, as well as having the ability to use Flames of Rebirth.

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[]

Ehrgeiz - Phoenix

Phoenix is found on the 21st floor of the Forsaken Dungeon, it serve as the final boss of Quest Mode. Defeating the Phoenix will dropped the Phoenix Down.

Fortune Street[]

Phoenix is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Randomly select a street and increase 10% stock value.

Lord of Vermilion[]

LOV Phoenix

Phoenix's card.

Phoenix makes an appearance as a summonable character.

Behind the scenes[]

Artwork of Phoenix for Final Fantasy.

Artwork for a creature titled "Phoenix" is included in the art gallery of some ports of the original Final Fantasy, but no creature called Phoenix actually appears in the game. The artwork is similar to Phoenix's sprite in Final Fantasy VI.

Depictions of the Phoenix in the Final Fantasy series take inspiration from the Chinese phoenix, fenghuang, alongside the Greek mythological phoenix it is directly named after. Fenghuang is often described as a composite of many birds including the head of a golden pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, the tail of a peacock, the legs of a crane, the mouth of a parrot, and the wings of a swallow, its body containing the five fundamental colors: black, white, red, yellow, and green.


Phoenix from Final Fantasy IX has a figurine in the Final Fantasy Master Creatures series. The Final Fantasy VIII version of Phoenix has appeared in the Final Fantasy Creatures Vol 5 series and has three different versions: clear, metallic and full color.


In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix; Latin: phoenix, phœnix, fenix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. According to some texts, the phoenix could live over 1,400 years before rebirth.