One of the espers
in the form of a bird in Squaresoft
's Final Fantasy VI
, a console game for Super Nintendo
. Palidor's magicite
shard can be found after returning to the Solitary Island after obtaining the airship
in the World of Ruin
. The party will stumble upon the magicite
shard washed up on the shore.
The name Palidor
was likely based on the medieval legend of a Paladin
, a knight representing perfect ideals. In the Japanese version, Palidor's name was Quetzali, a South American tropical bird.
If you summon Palidor during a battle, your party will be able to execute the Sonic Dive. Every character in your party will jump onto the back of Palidor as it flies by, and will one-by-one perform jump attacks on random opponent monsters. This sort of jump attack can only be duplicated in Final Fantasy VI
by equipping the Dragoon Boots relic
, and is a callback to the powerful jump attack that Cain
could execute in Final Fantasy IV
Level Up Bonus
Unlike most other espers
, Palidor has no level up bonus, and a character who has it equipped when he or she levels up will not benefit.
A character who has the Palidor magicite
equipped will be able to learn various gray time and space-type magic spells when earning magic points at the completion of a battle.
- Float (at a rate of 5x) – Makes one target protected from earth-based attacks.
- Haste (at a rate of 20x) – Speeds up one target.
- Haste 2 (at a rate of 2x) – Speeds up an entire party.
- Slow (at a rate of 20x) – Slows down one target.
- Slow 2 (at a rate of 2x) – Slows down an entire party.
The Haste 2 and Slow 2 spells can only be learned from Palidor; no other esper
makes available these spells.