Guardian Force

Carbuncle is one of the less useful Guardian Forces in the game. Summoning it in battle will cause it to cast Reflect on all of your party members, which is somewhat useful, but you could do this with Reflect magic anyway. Its St-Atk-J, St-Def-J and Counter abilities do can come in quite handy and, either way, you should be picking up all Guardian Forces anyways so certainly don’t skip it.

Attack Name: Ruby Light
Attack Effect: Casts Reflect on entire party

Carbuncle summoning animation

How to Obtain Carbuncle

Carbuncle can be drawn from either of the Iguions during the battle in the Presidential Palace in Deling City (during the assassination mission).

Battle against the two Iguions in the Presidential Palace

Alternatively, you can Draw it from Krysta in Ultimecia’s Castle.

List of Abilities

Ability AP Effect
HP-J 50 Junctions Magic to HP.
Vit-J Junctions Magic to Vitality.
Mag-J 50 Junctions Magic to Magic.
ST-Atk-J 160 Junctions Magic to Status Attack.
ST-Def-J 100 Junctions Magic to Status Defense.
ST-Def-Jx2 130 Junctions Magic to 2nd Status Defense.
Abilityx3 Allows 3 support Abilities on character.
Magic Use Magic command in battle.
GF Use GF command in battle.
Draw Use Draw command in battle.
Item Use Item command in battle.
HP+20% 60 Raises HP by 20%.
HP+40% 120 Raises HP by 40%.
HP+80% 240 Raises HP by 80%.
Vit+20% 60 Raises Vitality by 20%.
Vit+40% 120 Raises Vitality by 40%.
Vit Bonus 100 Raises Vit by 1 every character Level Up.
Counter 200 Counterattacks enemy after taking damage.
Auto-Reflect 250 Activates Reflect at the start of the battle.
GFHP+10% 40 Raises GF HP by 10%.
GFHP+20% 70 Raises GF HP by 20%.
GFHP+30% 140 Raises GF HP by 30%.
Recov Med-RF 30 Refines recovery medicine from Items.

- Ability is already learned when Carbuncle joins you as a Guardian Force.