How to Pressure Fonadu in Final Fantasy 7 (FF7) Rebirth

Battle against Junon's elusive bird creature.

By GamesRecon

Trying to nail all the objectives in the Fiend Intel 1: Cacophonic Corvid mission in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, especially around Junon, can be a bit of a headache. Those rare material and rewards Chadley has are too good to pass up, but sometimes you encounter tough enemies like Fonadu, and it’s like, “Now what?” Their weaknesses aren’t always clear as day.

So, you’ve got your Assess Materia ready to go, hoping to get the scoop on how to Pressure Fonadu in FF7 Rebirth before time runs out, but it’s just not clicking. I feel you; it can be very annoying trying to figure out the right strategy.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Fonadu Overview

Understanding Fonadu before fight.

Imagine Fonadu as an elusive character in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth that you just can’t seem to pin down easily. Residing in the cacophonic depths of the Junon region, this rare Tonadu variant is not a typical foe. Its significance comes to light in the Cacophonic Corvid Fiend Intel, sparked into action by the intriguing Buffeted Cape Tower. Pressuring Fonadu requires a bit more than brute force to handle. The creature isn’t particularly tough to beat in a straight fight, but it’s all about pressuring it the right way to fulfill your intel objectives.

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Understanding Fonadu’s behavior is key. This beast, with its unique qualities, responds to attacks in a very specific manner. It’s almost like a dance, where your moves need to be calculated and timed perfectly to lead. When you inflict enough damage, Fonadu retaliates with a powerful attack and that’s the time to pressure him. Evading it properly is what leads to Fonadu becoming pressured, opening up a window for you to turn the tide in the battle.

How to Pressure and Stagger Fonadu in Final Fantasy 7 (FF7) Rebirth

FF7 Rebirth Fonadu combat

To outsmart this creature, the Assess Materia is your best choice in this showdown. When you inflict enough damage, Fonadu will launch its signature “Death from Above” attack. This attack is your golden opportunity to pressure Fonadu, but it requires sharp reflexes. Think of it as a high-stakes game of dodgeball. You need to see it coming and swiftly step aside. The moment you successfully evade his powerful blow, Fonadu becomes pressured. But remember, it’s not about mindlessly attacking; it’s about strategic strikes.

When Fonadu is pressured, its defenses are down, making it the perfect time to fill up its stagger gauge quickly. This is where abilities like Cloud’s Focused Thrust, Barret’s Focused Shot, and Tifa’s Focused Strike come into play. But what if things don’t go as planned? No worries. The beauty of this battle is the opportunity to adapt and try again. If the task is failed on your first attempt, keep at it. Fonadu will use “Death from Above” multiple times, giving you several chances to get it right. And if you accidentally defeat the creature before pressuring it, the game allows you to retry the fight.

For those of you diving deep into the strategy of pressuring Fonadu, nailing this technique opens the door to achieving the final intel objective: taking down the enemy in just 2:30 minutes. Sounds like a tight deadline, but when you’re in the groove, time flies. Equip an Assess Materia onto Cloud and use your team’s unique abilities to maximize damage. It will let you peek at enemy weak areas, including the way to pressure them, and it only costs one ATB gauge. This not only brings you closer to defeating Fonadu but also helps you complete the Intel objective of defeating the enemy swiftly. With the right tactics, sharp reflexes, and a bit of patience, pressuring, staggering and beating Fonadu becomes an achievable milestone in your Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth adventure.

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