Alien Species

The Hummingway are a rabbit-like race who live in the Hummingway Home, a cave located on the Red Moon.


Yellow/purple hummingway from the SNES version.
White/red Hummingway from the SNES version.

In the original release of Final Fantasy IV, hummingway are a short, vaguely leporine race with pointed ears and white or light brown fur. They are usually depicted as sporting a pair of spectacles and wearing turbans inlaid with a round jewel. Since the Nintendo DS remake, the hummingway were re-designed by art director Akira Oguro to appear more rabbit-like; with longer ears, buck teeth, and larger eyes. Beginning with the mobile phone release of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, they were designed yet again to include a hood, a trait originally exclusive to Namingway.

Most of them can only speak by humming, however, a few select ones can speak the player's language.

Appearances in Final Fantasy[]


Hummingways in their cave in FFIV: The Complete Collection.

Hummingways from the PSP version.

The party encounters the hummingway after traveling to the Red Moon. Though they do not advance the story, they do provide the only item shop on the lunar surface, as well as give an explanation for Namingway's appearance on Earth. When Cecil and his friends defeat Zeromus at the end of the game, Fusoya pilots the Red Moon out of Earth's orbit, taking the hummingway away as well. In Final Fantasy IV -Interlude- Hummingway are found in the Tower of Babil on B10.

In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, the hummingway appear during the lunarians' tale, once again in hummingway Home. Here, they sell items for Golbez and Fusoya, and provide hints on how to get to both the Lair of the Father and the Lunar Ruins.


  • The hummingway are likely based on the folklore of the "moon rabbit".