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Smelling Salts in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.

Smelling Salts (きつけやく, Kitsukeyaku?, lit. Waking Medicine) is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. It is a healing ability with varying effects.


Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

Smelling Salts is a Ninjutsu skill exclusive to Izayoi, learned at Level 25. For a cost of 9 MP, Smelling Salts revives the target party member from KO.

Final Fantasy V[]

Smelling Salts is a Mix ability, made by combining an Eyedrop with an Antidote. It heals all status effect ailments from the target.

Bravely Default[]

Smelling Salts is a Compounding ability for the Salve-Maker. It cures multiple statuses.

It can be used by mixing:

  • Antidote + Phoenix Down, Eye Drops, Echo Herbs, Wakeup Bell, Balsam
  • Phoenix Down + Eye Drops, Echo Herbs, Wakeup Bell, Balsam
  • Eye Drops + Echo Herbs, Wakeup Bell, Balsam
  • Echo Herbs + Wakeup Bell, Balsam
  • Wakeup Bell + Balsam


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Smelling salts are an aromatic compound used since ancient times, though the exact ingredients have varied. The scent is meant to increase mental consciousness and heighten awareness.