The Soul Consuming Flame is an enemy in Earthbound found only in the Fire Spring. It has extremely high offense, but extremely poor defense. The enemy has only 6 defense, so it is easy to defeat it at this point in the game. However, this enemy's defense was originally intended to be much higher, at 131 offense and 262 defense, but the Earthbound battle engine cannot handle such a high defense rating, and, following modular arthmetic, ends up at 6. In offense, this enemy excels at dealing massive damage to your party with fiery attacks that hit all members.