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 called Phenix, is a recurring summon in the Final Fantasy series. Unlike many summons, Phoenix has often appeared as a story element. Its summon commonly involves reviving knocked out party members, and is associated with the element of Fire; this ability is called Flames of Rebirth. Its down feathers have the same effect, but without the element.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]


Phoenix makes its first summonable appearance as a Level 5 Summon. It is obtained at the top of the Phoenix Tower, where Lenna has a flashback in which she must 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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. 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 are seen, and afterwards a Phoenix Materia can be found on the floor near the nest. One can later be dug from Bone Village after the Raid on Midgar if the party has not obtained the one at Fort Condor.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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, gives Zack the Raise status as well as a Phoenix Down.

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[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]


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[edit | edit source]

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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 restoring their HP equal to:

HPRecovery = ((Target's Spirit + 30) * Target's Max HP) / 100[1]

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.

The formula for the percentage chance is given by:

AppearanceChance = (No. of Phoenix Pinion/256) * 100%[1]

Since the maximum number of Phoenix Pinions one can keep in the inventory is 99, the maximum percent chance that Phoenix can appear using the above formula is:

AppearanceChance = 99/256 * 100% = 38.671875% = 38.7%[1]

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.

Summoning Phoenix normally earns the Rise from the Ashes achievement in the mobile and Steam versions. The auto-summon on the brink of annihilation earns I Still Rise.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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.

In the Chains of Promathia chapter, Phoenix fuses with Selh'teus, who aids the adventurer in the battle against Promathia alongside Prishe.

In Final Fantasy XI: Rhapsodies of Vana'diel, Phoenix's spirit comes to inhabit and empower Iroha, allowing her to be reborn.

Due to Phoenix's unique circumstances, it is not summonable by players.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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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.

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 Outburs 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[edit | edit source]

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Phoenix is an eikon that appears in the reveal trailer "Awakening".[2] It is also featured in the game's logo. Final Fantasy XVI logo

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]


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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Phoenix being summoned into battle.

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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 Dimensions[edit | edit source]


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[edit | edit source]

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)[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[edit | edit source]

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

She is summoned by a select few characters.

Her 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[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

Phoenix (FFBE) Story Dialogue

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Phoenix appears as ability cards.

World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Cards[edit | edit source]

#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[edit | edit source]


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.[3]

Final Fantasy: Unlimited[edit | edit source]


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! Giga-Phoenix!"

Phoenix is later upgraded to Giga-Phoenix (the Soil Charge Triad remains the same).

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Phoenix appears as a trading card, depicting its Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- incarnation.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Phoenix's card.

Phoenix makes an appearance as a summonable character.

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

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.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

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