Silver Dragon, also known as Ging-Ryu, is an enemy in Final Fantasy IV. It appears on the moon in the Lunar Subterrane during the last stages of the story, usually alongside Gold Dragons. The main strategy for beating the Silver Dragon is to simply have everyone attack. Summoning Bahamut or Leviathan can also eliminate the dragon. Silver Dragons may drop extremely valuable consumable items, such as Lunar Curtains.

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Silver is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Ag and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it possesses the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal.

Silver often carries connotations of "second-best," especially when contrasted with gold.

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, which features in the myths of many cultures.

In the older translations, Silver Dragon is called Ging-Ryu. Ging is a mistranslation of Gin. Gin is Japanese for "silver" while Ryu is Japanese for "Dragon". Ryū (?, ?, or りゅう?) is Japanese for "dragon". This is often used to specifically refer to a Japanese dragon.

Metallic dragon is a classification of dragon in Dungeons & Dragons where they are of good alignment, and their deity is Bahamut. Silver dragons are the second-most powerful of the metallic dragons, who enjoy the company of humans and elves so much they often take their form and live among them. The early Final Fantasy series derived a lot of influence of Dungeons & Dragons.

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