Gradually wears down HP with Slip Touch.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Provoker, also known as the Apparite, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. It can be found at the Cave to the Sealed Gate.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Like most enemies in the Cave to the Sealed Gate, it is undead and absorbs Fire. It can counter most attacks with Imp Song, which inflicts Imp status. It is recommended to use powerful attacks such as Aura Cannon, Prismatic Flash, Chain Saw, or simply using a Phoenix Down or Holy Water on it.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
073 Provoker x2, Lich x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1
153 Provoker x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
155 Lich, Provoker, Antares Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (100%)
2nd Turn: Attack (100%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Sapping Touch (33%)

If attacked by anything: Imp Song (33%)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Apparite in Interlingua is the past participle of "apparer". Apparer in Interlingua means "to appear, show up".

Provoker's Japanese name is Pooka. Pooka is primarily a creature of Irish folklore. Considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune, they could either help or hinder rural and marine communities. The creatures were said to be shape changers which could take the appearance of black horses, goats and rabbits.

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