Aire, Yunita, and Jusqua psyched up.

Psyched Up (気合, Kiai?, lit. Fighting Spirit) is a gameplay feature that appears in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. Being psyched up indicates the player characters' level of enthusiasm during battle.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

When characters are psyched up. they become surrounded by a yellow aura and their Strength, Intellect, Spirit are increased by 50%, and they gain extra AP at the start of that turn. When multiple characters become psyched up at the same time, there's an opportunity to have those characters team up to attack or cast identical spells. Correspondingly, when the heroes are feeling down they become surrounded by a blue aura and their stats decrease. Characters get psyched up randomly during battles, and they are only feeling sad in response to certain actions some enemies can inflict upon them during battle. Some enemies are also capable of cancelling out a character's psyched up status.

The Hero crown gets psyched up more often than other jobs. The Party Host crown learns abilities that focus on psyching up the party. The Lone Wolf accessory stops psyched characters from taking part in joint attacks. The Courage Ring makes the wearer get psyched up more frequently.

The following table shows how specific actions or status changes affect a character's psyched up level. When a character accumulates 100 points, said character is considered psyched up for that turn. The lowest value a character can have is -100. When this happens, said character's Strength, Intellect, and Spirit are reduced by 50%.

Actions Value
Character has less than 4 AP +15
Character takes damage -10
An ally is KO'd +50
Ally KO'd. 1 character left in party +20
An enemy undergoes a status change +10
Battle ends x0.8
A character boosts +30
A character uses an ability +20
Performing an action other than boost when Psyched Up Resets to 0
Attack enemy's weakness +25
Kill enemy +40
Enemy evades the character's attack -15
Avoid enemy's attack +10

List of Joint Attacks[edit | edit source]

Attack[edit | edit source]

Name Description Image
Two heroes combine forces Two psyched up character's combine an Attack. FFT4HoL Two Attacks.png
Three heroes combine forces Three psyched up character's combine an Attack. FFT4HoL Three Attacks.png
Four heroes combine forces Four psyched up character's combine an Attack. FFT4HoL Four Attacks.png

Black Magic[edit | edit source]

Even if multiple Desolator Tomes are hacked into the player's inventory and equipped on different character's battle command list, there will be no joint attacks with the Desolator spell if selected.

Name Characters Description Image
Strong Fire 2 Deals minor Fire-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Fire.png
Strong Fira 2 Deals moderate Fire-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Fira.png
Strong Firaga 2 Deals major Fire-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Firaga.png
Amazing Fire 3 Deals minor Fire-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Fire.png
Amazing Fira 3 Deals moderate Fire-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Fira.png
Amazing Firaga 3 Deals major Fire-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Firaga.png
Prodigious Fire 4 Deals minor Fire-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Fire.png
Prodigious Fira 4 Deals moderate Fire-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Fira.png
Prodigious Firaga 4 Deals major Fire-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Firaga.png
Strong Blizzard 2 Deals minor Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Blizzard.png
Strong Blizzara 2 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Blizzara.png
Strong Blizzaga 2 Deals major Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Blizzaga.png
Amazing Blizzard 3 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Blizzard.png
Amazing Blizzara 3 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Blizzara.png
Amazing Blizzaga 3 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Blizzaga.png
Prodigious Blizzard 4 Deals minor Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Blizzard.png
Prodigious Blizzara 4 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Blizzara.png
Prodigious Blizzaga 4 Deals major Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Blizzaga.png
Strong Thunder 2 Deals minor Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Thunder.png
Strong Thundara 2 Deals moderate Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Thundara.png
Strong Thundaga 2 Deals major Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Thundaga.png
Amazing Thunder 3 Deals minor Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Thunder.png
Amazing Thundara 3 Deals moderate Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Thundara.png
Amazing Thundaga 3 Deals major Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Thundaga.png
Prodigious Thunder 4 Deals minor Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Thunder.png
Prodigious Thundara 4 Deals moderate Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Thundara.png
Prodigious Thundaga 4 Deals major Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Thundaga.png
Strong Aero 2 Deals minor Wind-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Aero.png
Strong Aerora 2 Deals moderate Wind-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Aerora.png
Strong Aeroga 2 Deals major Wind-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Aeroga.png
Amazing Aero 3 Deals minor Wind-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Aero.png
Amazing Aerora 3 Deals moderate Wind-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Aerora.png
Amazing Aeroga 3 Deals major Wind-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Aeroga.png
Prodigious Aero 4 Deals minor Wind-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Aero.png
Prodigious Aerora 4 Deals moderate Wind-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Aerora.png
Prodigious Aeroga 4 Deals major Wind-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Aeroga.png
Strong Quake 2 Deals minor Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Quake.png
Strong Quakra 2 Deals moderate Earth-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Quakra.png
Strong Quaga 2 Deals major Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Quaga.png
Amazing Quake 3 Deals minor Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Quake.png
Amazing Quakra 3 Deals moderate Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Quakra.png
Amazing Quaga 3 Deals major Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Quaga.png
Prodigious Quake 4 Deals minor Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Quake.png
Prodigious Quakra 4 Deals moderate Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Quakra.png
Prodigious Quaga 4 Deals major Earth-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Quaga.png
Strong Water 2 Deals minor Water-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Water.png
Strong Watera 2 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Watera.png
Strong Waterga 2 Deals major Water-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Waterga.png
Amazing Water 3 Deals minor Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Water.png
Amazing Watera 3 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Watera.png
Amazing Waterga 3 Deals major Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Waterga.png
Prodigious Water 4 Deals minor Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Water.png
Prodigious Watera 4 Deals moderate Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Watera.png
Prodigious Waterga 4 Deals major Water-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Waterga.png
Strong Banish 2 Deals minor Light-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Banish.png
Strong Banishra 2 Deals moderate Light-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Banishra.png
Strong Banishga 2 Deals major Light-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Banishga.png
Amazing Banish 3 Deals minor Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Banish.png
Amazing Banishra 3 Deals moderate Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Banishra.png
Amazing Banishga 3 Deals major Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Banishga.png
Prodigious Banish 4 Deals minor Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Banish.png
Prodigious Banishra 4 Deals moderate Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Banishra.png
Prodigious Banishga 4 Deals major Light-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Banishga.png
Strong Dark 2 Deals minor Dark-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Dark.png
Strong Darkra 2 Deals moderate Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Darkra.png
Strong Darkaga 2 Deals major Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Darkaga.png
Amazing Dark 3 Deals minor Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Dark.png
Amazing Darkra 3 Deals moderate Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Darkra.png
Amazing Darkaga 3 Deals major Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Darkaga.png
Prodigious Dark 4 Deals minor Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Dark.png
Prodigious Darkra 4 Deals moderate Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Darkra.png
Prodigious Darkaga 4 Deals major Dark-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Darkaga.png
Strong Leaf 2 Deals minor Non-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Strong Leaf.png
Strong Leafra 2 Deals moderate Non-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Leafra.png
Strong Leafaga 2 Deals major Non-elemental damage. FF4HoL Strong Leafaga.png
Amazing Leaf 3 Deals minor Non-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Leaf.png
Amazing Leafra 3 Deals moderate Non-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Leafra.png
Amazing Leafaga 3 Deals major Non-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Amazing Leafaga.png
Prodigious Leaf 4 Deals minor Non-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Leaf.png
Prodigious Leafra 4 Deals moderate Non-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Leafra.png
Prodigious Leafaga 4 Deals major Non-elemental damage. FFT4HoL Prodigious Leafaga.png

Dark Magic[edit | edit source]

Name Characters Description Image
Strong Drain 2 Deals minor Non-elemental damage and absorb HP. FF4HoL Strong Drain.png
Amazing Drain 3 Deals moderate Non-elemental damage and absorb HP. FF4HoL Amazing Drain.png
Prodigious Drain 4 Deals major Non-elemental damage and absorb HP. FF4HoL Prodigious Drain.png
Strong Suppress 2 Reduces foe's status. FF4HoL Strong Suppress.png
Amazing Suppress 3 Reduces foe's status. FF4HoL Amazing Suppress.png
Prodigious Suppress 4 Reduces foe's status. FF4HoL Prodigious Suppress.png
Strong Confuse 2 Inflicts confusion. FF4HoL Strong Confuse.png
Amazing Confuse 3 Inflicts confusion. FF4HoL Amazing Confuse.png
Prodigious Confuse 4 Inflicts confusion. FF4HoL Prodigious Confuse.png
Strong Flash 2 Inflicts blindness. FF4HoL Strong Flash.png
Amazing Flash 3 Inflicts blindness. FF4HoL Amazing Flash.png
Prodigious Flash 4 Inflicts blindness. FF4HoL Prodigious Flash.png
Strong Poison 2 Inflicts poison. FF4HoL Strong Poison.png
Amazing Poison 3 Inflicts poison. FF4HoL Amazing Poison.png
Prodigious Poison 4 Inflicts poison. FF4HoL Prodigious Poison.png
Strong Silence 2 Inflicts silence. FF4HoL Strong Silence.png
Amazing Silence 3 Inflicts silence. FF4HoL Amazing Silence.png
Prodigious Silence 4 Inflicts silence. FF4HoL Prodigious Silence.png
Strong Sleep 2 Inflicts sleep. FF4HoL Strong Sleep.png
Amazing Sleep 3 Inflicts sleep. FF4HoL Amazing Sleep.png
Prodigious Sleep 4 Inflicts sleep. FF4HoL Prodigious Sleep.png
Strong Curse 2 Inflicts curse. FF4HoL Strong Curse.png
Amazing Curse 3 Inflicts curse. FF4HoL Amazing Curse.png
Prodigious Curse 4 Inflicts curse. FF4HoL Prodigious Curse.png
Strong Break 2 Inflicts petrification. FF4HoL Strong Break.png
Amazing Break 3 Inflicts petrification. FF4HoL Amazing Break.png
Prodigious Break 4 Inflicts petrification. FF4HoL Prodigious Break.png
Strong Death 2 Inflicts sudden death. FF4HoL Strong Death.png
Amazing Death 3 Inflicts sudden death. FF4HoL Amazing Death.png
Prodigious Death 4 Inflicts sudden death. FF4HoL Prodigious Death.png

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Psych up" means to get mentally ready for something.

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