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Zuu is a flying enemy in Final Fantasy IX, found in the tree on the way to Cleyra, and it appears alone. Its Aera attack is fairly strong, doing around 200 damage, and its Swallow, successfully used only twice per encounter, removes a character from battle.

There is no way to retrieve the swallowed member for the duration of the battle, and they will not gain EXP or AP upon the Zuu's defeat. Eating it gives the Blue Magic spell White Wind, which can be useful at that time in the game considering Dagger, the party's main healer, is not usable.

Stats[]

AI script[]

Function Zuu_Init
   set attacklist = [ Claws ; Fira ; Aera ]


Function Zuu_Loop
   set playerteamcount = #SV_PlayerTeam
   if ( !battlestate )
      set battlestate++
      set lastplayerteamcount = #SV_PlayerTeam
   if ( lastplayerteamcount != playerteamcount )
      set situationchanged = TRUE
   else
      set situationchanged = FALSE
   set lastplayerteamcount = playerteamcount
   set validplayerteamcount = #NotMatching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT], PETRIFY | VENOM | DEATH | STOP)
   if ( !validplayerteamcount && situationchanged && ( battlestate != 255 ) )
      set battlestate = 255
      while ( IsAttacking != 0 )
         Wait( 1 )
      RunBattleCode( Disable ATB )
      while ( GetBattleState != 1 )
         Wait( 1 )
      BattleDialog( "Annihilated..." )
      RunBattleCode( Game Over )
   Wait( 1 )
   loop


Function Zuu_ATB
   set selectedattack = RandomAttack( attacklist )
   if ( selectedattack == Claws )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Fira )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   elseif ( selectedattack == Aera )
      set SV_Target = RandomInTeam(SV_PlayerTeam)
   Attack( selectedattack )


Function Zuu_Counter
   if ( ( GetAttackCommandId == Skill ) && ( GetAttackId == What's That?! ) )
      return
   if ( !( GetRandom & 7 ) && ( SV_FunctionEnemy[MP] >= 14 ) )
      set SV_Target = SV_FunctionEnemy
      Attack( White Wind )
   if ( !( GetRandom & 3 ) )
      if ( #NotMatching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT], PETRIFY | VENOM | DEATH | STOP) <= 1 )
         return
      set SV_Target = Matching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT], DOOM | GRADUAL_PETRIFY | POISON | VENOM)
      set SV_Target |= ( Matching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT], REGEN) | Matching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_AUTO], REGEN) ) & Matching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT], ZOMBIE)
      if ( #SV_Target )
         return
      set SV_Target = GetAttacker
      Attack( Swallow )


Tetra Master[]

Tetra Master
Zuu
#019
Location: Alexandria, Cleyra (Evacuation quest)


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Etymology[]

Zu means "fire" in the Sumerian language. Anzû, before misread as Zû, is a lesser divinity or monster in several Mesopotamian religions. He was conceived by the pure waters of the Apsu and the wide Earth, or as son of Siris. Anzû was seen as a massive bird who can breathe fire and water, although Anzû is alternately seen as a lion-headed eagle (like a reverse griffin).

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