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This creature with a tough outer shell attacks with Blinder.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Tumbleweed, formerly called TumbleWeed and TmblWeed, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. They appear in the Doma Area and in the Dinosaur Island.



They always attack in groups of four, and have a chance to counter any attack with Lifeshaver, which deals Earth-elemental damage and absorbs HP. They are vulnerable to Fire. They have the rare imp equipment piece Saucer to be stolen.


Firaga and Fira spells are the best way to defeat them quickly.

Coliseum setup[]

Tumbleweed's Blinder can be disregarded in the versions prior to the Gameboy Advance, due to a bug in those games. In the GBA remake, simply use the Silver Spectacles/Ribbon to prevent it. The player should also equip Gaia Gear to reverse Lifeshaver's drain effect.


Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
327 Tumbleweed x4 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 2

AI script[]

Normal script[]

If monster is by itself:

If attacked by anything: Lifeshaver (33%)

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Blinder (33%)

Coliseum script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (33%) or Blinder (33%) or Lifeshaver (33%)

If attacked by anything: Lifeshaver (33%)

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

FFRK Tumbleweed FFVI.png

The Tumbleweed from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.


A tumbleweed is the above-ground part of any of a number of plants that, once mature and dry, disengage from the root and tumble away in the wind. This is an adaptation that allows the plant to spread its seeds across the landscape.

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