Enemies in Final Fantasy 7 Remake features a compendium of hostile characters in the game. Enemies come in all shapes and sizes, from creatures, humans, machines, and much more. Even though each enemy is unique with its own behavior, killing enemies provide various drops that reward players with items they will need as they continue to progress through the game. This page covers a list of all the enemies encountered in the game which includes their location, attributes, item drops, and more on each individual page that is linked below.
- See Status Effects, Materia and Abilities to prepare for enemy takedown.
- See Steal Materia to learn how to steal items including weapons from enemies.
- See Enemy Skill Materia to see how to learn abilities from enemies.
- See Battle Intel for special activities that reward Materia.
Scanning Enemies in FF7
When a party encounters an enemy, certain Materia that has the ability to scan an enemy's stats can be done which allows you to check for enemy weaknesses and strengths, just remember that using an ability requires an ATB charge. Once the enemy has been scanned or if ever the party faces the same enemy again, players can check the information of the enemy by pressing the touchpad of the PS4 controller which opens up the enemy's information interface where you'll be able to see its background, dropped rewards, weaknesses/ailments, strengths, abilities, and more. Make it a habit to check enemy information when you encounter an enemy to asses and adapt easily to the battle situation you are in.
Staggering Enemies in FF7
To stagger an enemy, the party must attack the enemy constantly and knock it off-balance. A barrage of normal attacks work on some, while others require the use of special abilities and magic, some merely require a certain amount of damage. When knocked-off balance, their stagger gauge fills much faster. The word "Pressured" appears under an enemy's stagger gauge when it is knocked off balance. Once an enemy is staggered, they will be defenseless and take more damage, using unique skills on staggered foes will quickly boost your ATB gauge, allow you to unleash more abilities and spells.
Enemy Weakness in FF7 Remake
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Enemies
A self-propelled antipersonnel weapon manufactured by Shinra's Advanced Weaponry Division. It remains in sleep mode until it detects intruders, at which point it goes into threat-elimination mode.
Military canines employed by Shinra Public Security. Under the control of expert trainers, these dogs can sniff out intruders and launch ferocious attacks.
A monster cooked up in Shinra's R&D Department. They have AI implants and are used to guard mako reactors.
An autonomous gun platform developed by the Advanced Weaponry Division. Deployed to protect mako reactors and other important installations. It opens fire as soon as it detects intruders.
Troopers serving the Shinra Company Public Security Corps. Pharmacological agents and reinforced suits make these troopers tough to take down. They attack with claw weapons equipped to both arms.
Troopers serving in the Shinra Public Security Corps. Typically seen patrolling the city streets and company installations. Many new recruits with little training.
Large bugs that like dark, confined spaces. Usually encountered in tunnels and the Plate interior, they spew sticky threads from their mouthparts that ensnare their prey.
The result of administering ability-enhancing drugs to guard dogs. As a side effect, the dogs often went into a bloodthirsty frenzy, so most of them were put down...but some survived.
Troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division. Protected by a large shield, they specialize in close combat. Often deployed in urban districts and company installations and used to break up violent demonstrations.
Elite troopers serving in Shinra's Public Security Division who were promoted from the ranks of grenadiers due to their superior ability. Armed with portable artillery weapons, they are often deployed in key strongholds.
Troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division. Largely tasked with providing support from the rear. They prefer to attack from a distance, but can fight up close when required.
Elite Security Officer
Elite troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division who were promoted due to higher-than-average abilities. Usually deployed in dangerous zones where fighting is particularly fierce.
An autonomous weapons platform developed by the Advanced Weaponry Division. Able to rotate a full 360 degrees for improved surveillance. It has an extremely quick response time between detecting intruders and launching its homing missiles.
A man wearing clothes decorated with a gaudy dragon emblem. He appears to be looking for something in the Sector 7 slums with his cohorts.
Large rats that appeared in the slums in search of food. Wary and alert, they always move in packs.
A variant of the wererat, larger and more intelligent than its genetic relative. These creatures do not fear humans, and will seek revenge on those who harm their vermin brethren.
Large insects found throughout the slums. They always move in swarms, scavenging for food scraps and preying on whatever crosses their path, whether it be a small animal or a human.
Spell-weaving airborne lizards that live in the slums. They are usually seen flying closer to the ground than their larger brethren.
Spell-weaving lizards with wings that are usually found floating about the train graveyard.
An elite trooper belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division and said to be the most dangerous of all Shinra troopers. He serves as a unit commander in the Sector 8 town area.
A 3-C SOLDIER operator who loves bikes, speed, and anyone capable of going toe-to-toe with him. He is ostracized by many in the organization, however, due to his antics and general disregard for anyone's safety.
A large sentry weapon manufactured by Shinra's Advanced Weapon Division. Highly mobile due to its many legs and armed with an array of heavy weapons. Deployed to Mako Reactor 1 to protect the core.
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Elite Riot Trooper
Elite troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division who were promoted from the ranks of riot troopers due to their superior ability. Easily identified by their spiked shields.
Troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division. Equipped with flamethrowers that can target a wide area, they are used in monster extermination ops Of when the enemy must be thoroughly obliterated.
A modified version of the autonomous sentry ray weapons platform. Overall capabilities, including the effects of its lasers, are greatly enhanced.
Elite Shock Trooper
Elite troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division who were promoted from the ranks of shock troopers due to their superior ability. These troopers can move along walls and ceilings and attack from any angle.
Troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division. They wear power-enhancing suits and use rotors to fight while airborne. They perform reconnaissance and can pursue targets to areas where other troopers cannot.
Military canines trained by Shinra's Public Security Division. Genetic modifications have bestowed these animals with tentacles that can drain energy from their victims.
Mark II Monodrive
Modified version of the monodrive. Not only did these creations survive the Mako Reactor 5 explosion, the mako spill caused them to grow in both size and strength.
Sentry Gun Prototype
An early prototype of the autonomous sentry gun weapons platform. When an intruder is detected, the platform opens fire with a rotary cannon. As it is a tent model, the rate of fire is fairly low.
An autonomous weapons platform developed by the Advanced Weaponry Division. When an intruder is detected, the platfcxm opens fire with a rotary cannon.
A compact sentry weapon manufactured by Shinra's Advanced Weaponry Division. Its gyroscopic control system enables the unit to track and engage intruders from the air at high speeds.
An early prototype of the sweeper. Due to a malfunctioning Al system that engineers could never fix, these units were deemed a failure and discarded in the slums...where they lived on.
An improved version of the sweeper, outfitted with spinning saw blades at the end of each arm.
Don Corneo's henchmen. Some are former troopers, others common thugs hired off the street. They all have a favorite weapon they reach for when things get rough, and are always ready for a fight.
A Don Corneo henchman. He wields a deadly dagger and makes monster do his bidding. He puts these skills to good use in the Corneo Cup
Bandits who prowl the slums. As bandits are wont to do, they gang up on vulnerable victims to steal their belongings.
Leader of Beck's Badasses, a gang based in the area around the collapsed road. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, he's especially bad at sizing up the strength of his enemies. His special ability is feigning knowledge of things.
A member of Beck's Badasses, a gang based in the area around the collapsed road. Endlessly inquisitive, he constantly peppers Beck with questions. His special ability is playing dead.
A member of Beck's gang, which claims the collapsed road as its territory. He goes with the flow and lets Beck make all the decisions. His special ability is playing dead.
Hired muscle working for Beck's Badasses. With his massive bulk, he delivers devastating blows one after the other. He likes his fights clean and fair, and remains honorable in victory and defeat.
Spell-weaving airborne lizards found in the Sector 5 slums. Inquisitive by nature, they cannot resist collecting shiny objects such as jewelry.
A subspecies of the grashstrike that is marked with yellow and black patterning on its carapace. It is also armed with a highly potent poison.
Azure-pigmented creatures that like dark, moist environments. Though fishlike in appearance, they also lived on land. Despite being extremely timid, when their fight-or-flight response is triggered, they often fight rather than flee.
Aquatic monsters that prefer dark, moist places and feed on the blood of living creatures. They detect their prey through vibrations and temperature changes.
Mischievous creatures found throughout that slums. They first came to Midgar in search of food, and have proliferated since. They attack by charging into foes with the spines on their back, and by casting spells
Hedgehog Pie King
The leader of a hedgehog pie pack. This self-styled king wears a toy crown it picked up in the slums. It attacks by charging into foes with the spines on its back, and by casting spells.
An autonomous robot discarded by Shinra. As part of its self-repair protocol, it used nearby scrap material to put itself back together. It also intermittently emits smog.
An autonomous robot discarded by Shinra. As part of its self-repair protocol, it used nearby scrap material to repair its body. It knocks down foes by switching its arm with a wrecking ball attached.
Large crustaceans that dwell in the sewers. They feed on dead bodies that are washed down into the sewers. They are rather territorial, attacking any and all intruders they see with their giant claws.
Aquatic creatures that have taken up residence in the sewers. They are intelligent enough to have created their own language, and they defend their territory with harpoons of their own fashioning.
Nocturnal carnivores found in the train graveyard. These violent, aggressive creatures hunt for prey in packs, and will not hesitate to set upon humans.
Spirits that drift about the train graveyard. These troubling pests set upon passerby and cause mischief as well as harm- to what end, no one knows.
Thought by experts to be a subspecies of ghost. Much like their relatives, however, they set upon passersby and cause mischief as well as harm and no one can discern why.
Large insects that live in the ground beneath Midgar. The collapse of the plate has made these creatures more active, and they will attack in swarms when intruders wander into their territory.
Monster originally created by Shinra's R&D Division, but are now federal after some scaped the tab and bred in the wild.
Large, floating balls of flame. The bigger they grow, the more dangerous they become.
An operative with the Turks unit of Shinra's General Affairs Division. Fast and extremely agile, he leaps in to attack with his special Shinra-made security baton.
An operative with the Turks unit of Shinra's General Affairs Division. As he possesses incredible strength and a well-toned physique, he prefers using his fists over weapons.
A gorger subspecies. Larger than their close relatives and armed with bladelike front legs. Drawn by the taste of human flesh, they often venture into residential areas.
A large sentry weapon manufactured by Shinra's Advanced Weaponry Division. It is an outdated model used during the last war, so it is kept in storage in the corkscrew tunnel. Slow but heavily armored and bristling with powerful weapons.
A large mobile weapons platform currently being developed by the Advanced Weaponry Division. Although still in the prototype phase, it was rushed into action to aid in the public execution of Avalanche members.
Don Corneo's secret weapon, a monster in the form of a house. No one knows how it was built.
A giant beast that Don Corneo keeps in the sewers. Much more intelligent than it appears, it uses the surrounding environment to its advantage and attacks with sewer water.
An aggregate of ghosts. The large amounts of baleful energy that result from this aggregation allow it to use telekinesis.
A ghastly fiend that haunts the train graveyard and feeds on human fear to grow stronger. It is a manifestation of the memories and sorrows that linger in the train graveyard.
An experimental specimen kept in the Shinra underground research facility. It was human once, but cellular transplants from various large creatures have turned it into a terrifying creature. It leads a group of failed test subjects.
Experimental specimens kept in Shinra's underground research facility. They were human once, but cellular transplants designed to enhance their strength have turned them into monsters.
An ice-element summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a queen who once healed the planet's wounds with ice, as evidenced by the existence of permafrost in the polar lands.
A pleasingly plump summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of the legendary chocobo, a symbol of fertility and good fortune. Fat chocobos appear in many a beloved fairy tale.
A plush toy of unknown origins conjured up by a fat chocobo. Looks like a certain monster with four letters in its name.
A plush toy of unknown origins conjured up by a fat chocobo. Looks like a certain monster with eight letters in its name.
A cactus whit legs that loves to run hither and thither. Watch out for its thorns!
The queen of a grashstrike colony. As such, her duties include laying eggs and commanding her offspring into battle. Her main defense mechanism is the ability to spit sticky thread, with which she can trap foes.
Variant form of the behemoth. They are bred and raised as Shinra lab specimens and other monsters quake in fear at the sound of their roar.
Armored Shock Trooper
Troopers belonging to Shinra's Public Security Division. Protected by reinforced armor developed by the Advanced Weaponry Division, and capable of inflicting heavy damage with their beam sword and heavy machine gun. As they are some of the most elite troopers in the military, they are tasked with guarding Shinra's HQ.
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Missing the 3rd class soldiers you fight in the last few chapters
Enemy weaknesses are super important! Hope everyone is assessing them as they play.