Twin Meteor (Wメテオ, W Meteo? or ダブルメテオ, Daburu Meteo?, lit. Double Meteor), also known as W.Meteo, Double Meteo, and Double Meteor, is a recurring ability in the series. It is a more powerful version of the Meteor spell, and has been heavily associated with Golbez as a Limit Break move.
Twin Meteor was originally only seen during the cutscene prior to the final battle against Zeromus when used by Fusoya and Golbez, which dealt 9,999 damage (99,999 damage in 3D versions). In the Advance and Complete Collection remakes, it can be cast via the Twincast command of Palom and Porom when they are equipped with the Twin Stars accessory, hitting all enemies. The spell costs 20 MP to cast, but has a long cast time. In the 2D versions it deals Holy-elemental damage instead of non-elemental damage. The spell is classified as a black magic spell in the 3D remake.
In the Complete Collection, Twin Meteor can be cast via the Twincast command of Palom and Porom when they are equipped with the Twin Stars accessory, hitting all enemies. The spell costs 20 MP to cast, but has a long cast time.
Palom and Porom can cast it after they relearn the Twincast ability. It also occurs at a 10% rate.
Golbez's EX Burst is Twin Meteor, which summons a swarm of meteors to rain down upon the opponent as two larger meteors strike them in succession.
Twin Meteor is Golbez's fourth and final attainable HP attack, obtained at level 10. When used while in Shadow Dragon mode it will drop one meteor on the target followed by another after the first meteor lands. When Golbez is not in Shadow Dragon mode this mode downgrades to Meteor.
meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a meteoroid or micrometeoroid, heated and glowing from entering the Earth's atmosphere, as it sheds glowing material in its wake. Meteors rarely explode in the Earth's atmosphere. The term has become associated with quickness with the adjective "meteoric." In the context of myth and superstition, meteors and comets sighted in Ancient and Medieval Europe were once held as ill omen, said to be the message of the heavens' displeasure of man's affairs to herald grave catastrophes.A
Pieces that withstand atmospheric ablation are known as meteorites, but the name of the spell in the series refers to the overall phenomenon.
- Twin Meteor was originally translated as W.Meteo in the SNES and PlayStation translations of Final Fantasy IV. With Holy censored to White lead some to assumed that the abbreviated W in W.Meteo stand for White Meteor, a combination of the most powerful white and black magic spells. In Japanese, the letter W often stands for "double".