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Final Fantasy X.

Sand Worm (サンドウォーム, Sandowōmu?); also known as Sandworm, SandWorm, and Sand W; is a recurring enemy in the series that debuted in the first game. They are giant desert-dwelling worms.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Sand Worm is fought at Ryukahn Desert, Yahnikurm Desert, Cardia Islands, and the desert near Onrac. It is a rare enemy that appears in groups with low stats, but has access to Quake and can inflict Poison with its physical attacks.

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

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Sand Worm is fought on the overworld after obtaining Ultima at the Great Desert and Kashuan. It is a dangerous foe to an underleveled party, using the powerful Earthquake X ability in addition to powerful physical attacks.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

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Sand Worm is fought at the desert near Saronia and in the Dragon Spire. It is only mildly dangerous in the NES version, but is considerably more dangerous in the 3D remakes as its physical attacks now inflict Blind. It only has Potion as its drops and steal in the NES version, but later has Hi-Potion and the rare Phoenix Down.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

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Sand Worm is fought in the desert around Kaipo and at the Antlion's Den. In the 2D versions, it is relatively weak, but is much more powerful in the 3D versions. It uses Whirlwind and can drop the rare Silver Apple. In the 3D versions, it is weak to both Fire-elemental and Ice-elemental attacks and absorbs Earth-elemental attacks.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Sand Worm is fought on the overworld near Kaipo, and is otherwise identical to its 2D version in the previous game. It is the first enemy that yields Silver Apples.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Sand Worm is fought in three different versions, one at the Passage of the Eidolons in Rydia's tale, another at around Damcyan and Kaipo and inside the Impact Crater during Edward's tale, and lastly at Adamant Isle Grotto during Ceodore's tale as a boss. While the boss version is stronger than the other versions, the other two are near identical save for item drops, with the one in Rydia's Tale dropping the usual items as in the previous versions, and the one in Edward's Tale having Bronze Tail for a rare steal and common drop, as well as the Silver Tail as a rare drop, but no Silver Apples. They all otherwise fight the same as in the previous game.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

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Sandworm is fought as a boss at Desert of Shifting Sands. It appears and disappears in the Holes on the battlefield and attacking a hole without the Sandworm will result in being countered by Gravity. Sandworm is not powerful, only using Quicksand for meager damage and Sap to the party. It is exceptionally weak to Water-elemental attacks, and a single casting of Aqua Breath can defeat it.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Watch out for Earthquake, which hits all. Inflict darkness to avoid its head butt.

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Sand Worm is fought at Bikanel. It is the strongest enemy in the area, boasting 45,000 HP and decent stats, and uses Swallow, Regurgitate, and Earthquake. Sand Worm is a useful enemy as it can drop armor with HP +10% and Auto-Potion. Inflicting Poison onto the Sand Worm makes it easier to defeat, or using Auron's Overdrive, Shooting Star. Sand Worms always appear alone.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

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Sand Worm is fought at Bikanel during chapters 3 and 5, as well as in floors 24–26 of Via Infinito. It is still a powerful enemy with high HP and Defense, while losing its previous abilities except for Earthquake. In Oversoul, Earthquake is upgraded to Rage of the Earth, dealing even more damage. It normally drops Mythril Bangles, but in Oversoul will instead drop the more valued Crystal Bangle. Sand Worms always appear alone.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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Justice Monsters Five[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

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Sand Worm is one of the stronger enemies fought in Bone Dungeon, having the highest HP of all enemies there. It has access to the abilities Scrunch, Poison Fluid, and Quicksand, and can be easily defeated with the usage of the Axe. It is also weak to Earth-elemental attacks.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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The SandWorm is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. It can be found on the first floor of the Tower.

Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

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The SandWorm is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. It can be fought in the Central Shrine.

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

The Sand Worm is a bug-type enemy encountered when first arriving in the Harena Region. It hits hard, and its Sandstorm attack hits all allies and has a chance to Blind them.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

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Sand Worm appears as an enemy during Battle Music Sequences.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy World Wide Words[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

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Sandworm from Final Fantasy V appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable[edit | edit source]

Sand Worm is a chance card; the card's ability: Forced to sell one of your target house with extra 200G.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although sandworms do not appear as enemies in Final Fantasy VI, they are mentioned by Kefka Palazzo when cursing the Returners for evading his trap at Figaro in the GBA, PC, and iOS versions.
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