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"Remember to use your Scan ability on as many foes as possible, the information you gain will be forever stored in the Bestiary, and can be used across many saved games."
―Bill, Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Scan is a player skill in Epic Battle Fantasy 2 and 3. It is replaced by the Scanbot summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. In Epic Battle Fantasy 5 it becomes a tactical ability.


Scan targets an enemy and permanently adds the enemy info into the bestiary. It will also allow you to view information of all enemies of the same species in battle, including:

  • General description.
  • Level, species name and type of the enemy.
  • Remaining and maximum HP.
  • Elemental affinity and status resistance.

Scan information is not tied to the save file, meaning that if you scanned the enemy once, you will be able to view its species' information on all other saves.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

Scan is part of Natalie's Summon skillset. It costs 30 MP to use.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Scan is part of Lance's Backup skillset. It costs 2 MP to use.

EBF3 Skill Scan.png
Get data on a foe. Bestiary gets updated.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single -- ---- -- -- -- --
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 -- -- -- 2 N/A

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Scan is performed by the Scanbot and it costs 2 summon points.

Summon Scanbot.png
Scanbot SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Scans foes to reveal their attributes and weaknesses. This info is saved forever in the bestiary. 2 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All -- -- ---- -- -- -- -- -- --

Epic Battle Fantasy 5


Scan is a tactical ability, any character can perform it and it costs nothing. Moreover successfully capturing a foe counts as scan too.