Kuja / Necron
The Final Showdown

You have now reached the final battle of Final Fantasy IX - the final showdown against Kuja. Prepare each of your party members with their strongest abilities and make sure to equip them with any equipment or accessories that reduce the damage of all elemental attacks (such as Protect Rings and Ribbons).

Boss Battle: Trance Kuja

Trance Kuja has a number of attacks, mostly magical-based, including Ultima, Holy, Flare and Flare Star. Ultima and Flare Star will hit the entire party. Trance Kuja can also cast Curaga and Reflect on himself - Reflect can be removed using the Dispel spell.

Focus on going all out on damage using your character’s most powerful attacks. There isn’t much in the way of strategy - this fight acts as an equipment and level check to see whether you can out damage Kuja. Use Shock, Flare, Dragon’s Crest, and Dagger’s most powerful Eidolons to bring him down.

Close up of Trance Kuja during the final battle
Final boss battle against Trance Kuja

HP: 55,536
Steal: Ether, White Robes, Rebirth Ring

There is another short cutscene at the end of the battle.

The party after the battle against Trance Kuja
Zidane looking upwards at Kuja / Necron

Boss Battle: Necron
Close up of Necron during the opening
Final boss battle against Necron

Preparation is everything for this battle due to the number of status effects that Necron can inflict. His moves include:

- Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, Meteor, Holy and Flare
- “Blue Shockwave” which reduces a party member’s HP to 1
- “Neutron Ring” which deals physical damage to all party members
- “Grand Cross” which can inflict all possible status effects to every character at random
- Curaga, Shell and Protect which can all be cast on itself

Don’t go overboard with this fight. Have either Dagger or Eiko (whoever your primary healer is) on standby ready to heal up your party after taking damage and be ready to use Remedy and other healing items as required. Now is the time to make use of all of your most powerful items (Elixirs, for example) and attacks (Shock, Holy, Flare, etc.). Use Quina’s Blue Magic abilities to protect the party if you have Quina in your party.

Continue with the barrage of attacks until you bring him down. Thankfully he doesn’t have too much HP.

Necron attacking the party
Necron using the Neutron Ring ability

HP: 54,100
Steal: Elixir

And that is the last battle of Final Fantasy IX! Congratulations! You have successfully completed the game.

Dagger and Zidane embracing during the final FMV of the game
Zidane and Dagger at the end of the final cinematic

Included below is a replay of the final cinematic:

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