Ralvuimago is a boss from Final Fantasy IX. It is fought in Gargan Roo, as Zidane, Dagger, and Vivi make their escape from Alexandria Castle. Like the Ralvurahva before it, the Ralvuimago interrupts the party's Gargant.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

When the player attacks Ralvuimago physically, it will become compact by curling into a ball, which raises its defenses and causes it to counter all physical attacks with Power of the Land, which deals Earth damage to all targets, and heals the boss. Ultra Sound Wave inflicts Mini status upon one character, who is then vulnerable to Ralvuimago's physical Stab attack.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Zidane should try to steal the Oak Staff as it will be Vivi's earliest access to the Bio spell (if one did not get it from the Chocograph yet). When compact, Ralvuimago will not attack except as a counter. This can make the battle easy, as all the player has to do is use a physical attack with Zidane to make the boss compact, then wait until it reverts and use another physical attack with Zidane.

AI script[edit | edit source]

Function Ralvuimago_Init
   set attacklist = [ Stab ; Stab ; Thundara ; Thundara ; Ultra Sound Wave ; Ultra Sound Wave ]
   set SV_FunctionEnemy[SHADOW] = 0
   set defence = SV_FunctionEnemy[DEFENCE]
   set magicdefence = SV_FunctionEnemy[MAGIC_DEFENCE]

Function Ralvuimago_ATB
   if ( SV_FunctionEnemy[STAND_ANIMATION] == 1 )
      if ( stiffenturncounter >= 1 )
         set SV_Target = SV_FunctionEnemy
         set stiffenturncounter = 0
         set stiffenturncounter++
         set SV_Target = 0
      Attack( Return )
   set selectedattack = RandomAttack( attacklist )
   if ( selectedattack == Stab )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Stab )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Thundara )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam
   elseif ( selectedattack == Thundara )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam
   elseif ( selectedattack == Ultra Sound Wave )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Ultra Sound Wave )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam( NotMatching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT], PETRIFY | DEATH | JUMP | MINI) )
   Attack( selectedattack )

Function Ralvuimago_Counter
   if ( ( GetAttackCommandId == Skill ) && ( GetAttackId == What's That?! ) )
   if ( GetAttackCommandId != Attack )
   if ( SV_FunctionEnemy[STAND_ANIMATION] == 0 )
      set SV_Target = SV_FunctionEnemy
      Attack( Stiffen )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam | SV_EnemyTeam
      Attack( Power of the Land )

Function Ralvuimago_CounterEx
   if ( GetAttacker != SV_FunctionEnemy )
   set stiffenturncounter = 0
   set SV_FunctionEnemy[PREVENT_ATTACK] = 1
   if ( GetAttackId == Stiffen )
      set SV_FunctionEnemy[DEFENCE] = 255
      set SV_FunctionEnemy[MAGIC_DEFENCE] = 255
      if ( GetAttackId == Power of the Land || GetAttackId == Return )
         set SV_FunctionEnemy[DEFENCE] = defence
         set SV_FunctionEnemy[MAGIC_DEFENCE] = magicdefence

Tetra Master[edit | edit source]

Tetra Master
Location: Sky Chocobo (Chocobo's Paradise), Chef (Summit Station), Industrial District Engineer (Lindblum - Business District)

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

PFF Ralvuimago.png

Ralvuimago appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Ralvuimago FFIX.png

Ralvuimago from Final Fantasy IX appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

There are two enemies in the "Ralvu" pair, with the Ralvurahva being the larva form (rahva being a mistranslation), and Ralvuimago being the imago form. The imago is the last stage an insect attains during its metamorphosis.

The first part of their name (ralvu) is also likely a mistranslation of another meaning of "larva". In Roman mythology, lemures (singular lemur) or larvae (singular larva) are shades or spirits of the restless or malignant dead.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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