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Red Giant is an optional boss in Final Fantasy VIII found in Ultimecia Castle and summoned when the player enters the Prison Cell in the Armory and retrieves the Prison Key. In the localized versions, Pandemona can be drawn from Red Giant if the player did not draw it from Fujin earlier.


Battle Edit

Red Giant has high Vitality and Spirit, which can be nulled with Meltdown. One of the boss's more amusing traits is that it gives a verbal response to attacks done on him.

When attacking him with a physical attack, the Red Giant will say:

"GWahaHA! PHysical attacKS? USeleSS!"

Inflicted with magic, the Red Giant will say:

"THat magic is useleSS!"

Inflicted with Demi, the Red Giant will say:

"Urgh! N-NO more DEMI, pleaSE...!!!"

Attacked by a GF, the Red Giant will say:

"THat GF is a waste of tiME!"

Attacked by Diablos, the Red Giant will say:

"Diablos?!... DeFeAt is ImMinent!"

Red Giant attacks with its Gigantic Sword, but once its HP is reduced to around 9,000 HP or below, it abandons the sword to fight with its bare hands, using the Punch attack. Because of heavily relying on physical attacks, Red Giant is handicapped if inflicted with Blind. Its Punch attacks will always hit though.

Strategy Edit

Using Demi against Red Giant from FFVIII Remastered

Using Demi against Red Giant.

Demi magic and summoning Diablos or Bahamut work well. Also, the Guardian Force Cactuar deals fixed damage, as high as 10,000 per summoning.

Quistis's Micro Missiles and Zell's Meteor Strike deal good damage, but the best Limit Break is Irvine's Shot with AP Ammo, as its armor pierce negates Red Giant's Vit and Spr and deals direct damage by the thousands.

Using Meltdown renders the boss weak to physical attacks. Kamikaze may destroy it in one use, albeit at the cost of its user.

Triple Triad Edit

Red Giant Card
TTRedGiant Element none
Refine 1 refines into 5 Meteor Stones
Drop N/A
Card Chimera, Forbidden
Level 7 (Boss Card) Win N/A

Other appearancesEdit

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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

In the Japanese version, Red Giant is known as Wolframiter. Wolframite is a tungsten-based mineral containing iron, and is a primary source of tungsten ore.

In the Italian version, it is known as Ultra Might.

Related enemies Edit

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