Crimson Shade is a boss exclusive to Chrono Trigger (DS). It appears in the Dimensional Vortex as a dark, shadow-like manifestation of Lucca. Before entering the final area in the Future Vortex, Lucca feels as if she is being tugged forward, and the player will be forced to include her in the party for the battle. The Shade can be charmed for Nova Armor.
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She attacks individual party members with Barrage for mediocre physical damage, but much like the real Lucca, her most deadly attacks are her Fire Magic attacks: "Shadow Fire" (Fire II) and "Explosion" (Flare) which attack all party members for a large amount of fire damage, so it is recommended to bring fire-resistant equipment, such as the Ruby Armor, to this battle. The Crimson Shade is vulnerable to water attacks, so it might be a good idea to bring either Marle or Frog to this battle, as well.