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The Silver Dragon[note 1] is a boss from Final Fantasy IX. It is a creature indigenous to Terra, as it is frequently seen as Kuja's method of transportation, and later a creature summoned by Garland to attack the party in Pandemonium.

The silver dragons have feathery wings, and their descriptor comes from their coloration, which is mainly pale green with some pink details. During the Second Battle of the Iifa Tree, a horde of silver dragons emerges from the fuchsia cloud above the Iifa Tree. Their leader appears to be the Nova Dragon.

Stats[]

Battle[]

Silver Dragon uses Twister.

The Silver Dragon has four attacks, two of which are Wind-elemental: Claw is a single-target physical attack; Shockwave is a physical attack on all targets; and Aerial Slash and Twister are Wind-elemental attacks on all targets.

After the battle, the player will face off against Garland.

Strategy[]

It is recommended to have high Defense and equipment that can nullify or absorb Wind-elemental attacks, such as Ribbon or a Coronet. Quina's Night spell works, but the player party needs to be protected against Sleep.

AI script[]

Function Silver_Dragon_Init
   set attacklist = [ Claw ; Claw ; Claw ; Twister ; Shockwave ; Shockwave ; Aerial Slash ; Aerial Slash ]


Function Silver_Dragon_Loop
   if ( SV_FunctionEnemy[HP] < 10000 )
      while ( IsAttacking != 0 )
         Wait( 1 )
      RunBattleCode( Disable ATB )
      while ( GetBattleState != 1 )
         Wait( 1 )
      set SV_Target = SV_FunctionEnemy
      RunBattleCode( Run Camera, 9 )
      AttackSpecial( Death )
      while ( IsAttacking != 0 )
         Wait( 1 )
      set SV_FunctionEnemy[DEFEATED_ON] = 1
      RunBattleCode( Increase Slain Dragon Counter )
      RunBattleCode( End Battle, Victory )
   Wait( 1 )
   loop


Function Silver_Dragon_ATB
   set selectedattack = RandomAttack( attacklist )
   if ( selectedattack == Claw )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Claw )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Claw )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Twister )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam
   elseif ( selectedattack == Shockwave )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam
   elseif ( selectedattack == Shockwave )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam
   elseif ( selectedattack == Aerial Slash )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam
   elseif ( selectedattack == Aerial Slash )
      set SV_Target = SV_PlayerTeam
   Attack( selectedattack )


Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

FFRK Silver Dragon FFIX.png

Silver Dragon appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Gallery[]

Etymology[]

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

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. However, in Final Fantasy IX, the silver dragons are not actually metallic, and their descriptor comes from their color.

Silver Dragon's Japanese name, "Ginryu", may be a pun on "Shinryu", the superboss from Final Fantasy V who also appears in IX as the apparent leader of the silver dragons, translated to English as "Nova Dragon".

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. The being is referred to as "silver dragon" in dialogue, but its name as an enemy is "Silver Dragon"
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