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Lunar Ruins Walkthrough by RedSwordMage

Version: 1.65 | Updated: 05/27/2006

Lunar Ruins Walkthrough 
By: Red Sword Mage

Created: January,23 2006

Table of contents
I. Copyright notice

II Version History

III Changes (GBA to SNES)

IV. Frequently asked questions

V Characters

VI Walkthrough
6a. Yang's Trial                                       [YANG]
6b. Edward's Trial                                     [BARD]
6c. Rydia's Trial                                      [SUMM]
6d. Cecil's Trial                                      [PALD]
6e. Rosa's Trial                                       [WHIT]
6f. Edge's Trial                                       [EDGE]
6g. Kain's Trial                                       [KAIN]
6h. Cid's Trial                                        [CIDT]
6i. Palom & Porom's Trial                              [TWIN]
6j. The Final Trial                                    [FINALE]
6k. The Brachioraidos                                  [DRAGON]

VII Secrets

VIII Authorized websites

IX Credits

X About the Author...
I. Copyright Notice
This FAQ/Walkthrough is for personal use only and cannot be reproduced for
Commercial use unless you contact me. If you want this guide on your website,I
will give you permission IF you have my name somewhere within the guide.
My e-mail is strider_hiryu2003@yahoo.com. Please do not send spam or anything 
of that nature for you will get blocked. If there's something you want to ask 
or add e-mail me and label the subject as "FF4 Advance Guide".Please try to 
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Thank you for your cooperation.

II. Version history

Version 0.1:Guide Created today,Finished sections 1-3,4 45% completed.

Version 0.25: Sections 1-4 completed,walkthrough 1/10th completed

Version 0.3: Walkthrough 1/5ths done.

Version 0.35: Walkthrough 2/5ths done.

Version 0.5: Walkthrough 1/2 done.

Version 0.6: Walkthrough 7/10ths done. Added new sections.

Version 0.8: Walkthrough 9/10ths done.

Version 0.95: Walkthrough done, Finishing Brachioradios section.

Version 1.00: Walkthrough fully completed,corrected grammar and spelling.

Version 1.1: Cleaned up some errors that I had left in the walkthrough
without realizing it.

Version 1.2: Added a new section,cleaned up some more errors,added some new 
stuff in the walkthrough(see credits section for who did it.) 

Version 1.5: Added new section, added more stuff on Cecil's trial, and revised 
my strategy on Lunar odin.

Version 1.6: Added more questions to the FAQ's.

Version 1.65: Added some more stuff.


III. Changes
-ATB bar is added in,with some few minor bugs
-2 new dungeons,Lunar Ruins and Cave of trials are added
-Quicksave feature,now you can save anywhere you want!
-New intro sequence when you start up the game
-There's a music player and a bestiary
-Instead of taking forever to walk through a dungeon you can now run.
-Using Sight or Dwarven bread brings up a mini-map of the area of the outside 
- You can now swap out your characters,instead of beating the game
 with the 5 original characters. There's even Final weapons for the 
-Character portraits when they speak are new and graphically touched-up,
as well as the battle fields.
-The script has been retranslated and new dialogue has been added. The spells 
have been upgraded. So instead of Fire 3 or White it would be Firaga or Holy.


Question:Is there anyway to go back through the trials again?
Answer: Yes, just use the Grimoire you recieved in the trial.

Question:Is culex in ANY versions of this game?
Answer: To date, Culex IS NOT,I repeat,IS NOT in any Final Fantasy game. 
Culex was just for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the seven stars for the SNES.
Nintendo and Square(now Square-Enix) just did it for a tribute to the FF 
series. Even though the music is taken from FF2/4's "Dreadful Battle".The 
Crystals are in some FF games. But you don't have to fight them.

Question:How hard are the 3 versions?
Answer: I think the SNES version is the Easy type, The GBA version is "Normal"
and the PSX version(Final Fantasy Chronicles bundle) is the Hard type.

Question:What are the chances of getting a pink tail?
Answer: Mathematically, it would be 5/6272. Making it a breath's away near 
impossible. You'd have better chance of winning the lottery. Or winning in a 
bracket contest.

Question: This game is WAY too hard. The enemies are attacking way too fast,
It's crazy.
Answer: Hey, buddy. Have you ever noticed that maybe THE BATTLE SPEED IS ON 
TOO HIGH? Yeah, turning the battle speed on max will do that,especially on this

Question: I have heard that there is a glitched telporter room in the 
lunar ruins. What's glitched up about it?
Answer: Well, the room looks sort of like the "serpent road". When you come 
to the 1st fork in the road,no matter which path you choose, you'll end up at 
the beginning of it again. Of course, some of you might get lucky and might 
go to the correct way the 1st time you go through it. If you do get stuck in 
that loop, just be patient. Alternate between both of them, you'll eventually 
reach the right path.  

Question:Does the Dark matter do anything?
Answer: It does nothing. IT DOES NOT reduce how much damage you will take.It 
just so happens that his Big Bang attack has a wide damage inflicting area
(800-2500,I believe) that makes it look like it's reduced damage.

Question: Is there a way to get back to that point without having to walk all 
of it again? The FAQs mentionned using the Grimoire, but I can't do it from the
Item screen outside of the battle and in-battle it summons the summon...

Answer: OK,1st off the Grimiore lets you RE-ENTER the trial again. You may 
have to find which one it is before you can actually enter the trial. So if I 
wanted to go over Cecil's trial again, I would use the Grimiore LO,because 
that is the grimiore I got when I beat the trial. It is also the name of the 
boss from the trial, so remember which one you got from who's trial.

Also, there is no way to get back to specific floor; you have to use the 
telporter on the right in the trial floor and it will teleport you outside. 
You'll have to start from the beginning again and have to put up with that 
damn glitched telporter room and such.

Question:Where can I get the pre-lunar ruins weapons?
Answer: In the Lunar subterrane of course. The Ragnarok(Cecil's weapon) can be 
obtained by defeating Dark bahamut, Holy lance (kain's wepaon) is found with 
Plague, Murasame is obtained when you beat white dragon, you recieve Masamune
when you beat Ogopogo(both Edge's), and you get the ribbons when you beat the 
Lunasaurs(equip with Rosa and Rydia). The Crystal(Cecil) and Dragon
(Kain,Dragoon?) armors are found in chest in the dungeon.

Question:Can we use the weapon cloning trick in this version?
Answer:Sadly,no. Square-Enix got rid of that bug.

Question: How long does it take to get the Excalibur? I keep asking the old
man and he says "I need more time..."
Answer: Go get the Lunar Whale and return to him. If he needs more time, go 
to the moon and get FuSoYa and return.

Question:Who should I take with me to beat Zeromus or Zeromus EG with?
Answer: These are balanced parties,you can take either the original party
(Cecil,Rosa,Kain,Rydia,and Edge) or the advance party
(Cecil,Porom,Yang,Edward,and Cid) with Prom and Edward in the back row. 
Remember that you can beat Zeromus with only one of the twins to unlock their
trial, but both to complete it.

Question: What is the Chest that is glitched in the lunar ruins?
Answer: That's the Nirvanna chest. When you open it, it will freeze up your 
game. I have heard that opening it up from the side will bypass the lock-up.
Also, the bugs is randomly triggered, so don't expect for it to lock-up every
time you open the chest. IT'S THE CHEST,NOT THE WEAPON ITSELF!

Question: What is a good level to be in the start of the Lunar ruins?
Answer: 54,55+ is a good level.

Question: How about when fighting Zeromus?
Answer: 50 is the recommended level. Unless your playing the PSX version. It
would probably be better to level up to 56-60 on there,with the battle speed 
on 5 or 6.

Question: How do I beat Dark Knight Cecil on Mt.Mysidia?
Answer: "A true paladin will sheath his sword..." Just defend and heal when 
your hp gets low.

Question: What is this "Training Dungeon" the Instruction Booklet is refering 
Answer: That's the Cave of trials. It's purpose is to get your old characters
(Yang,Cid,Edward, and the twins) equipped for the final boss just like the 
Lunar subterrane for the "Original Party". After you beat the Giant of Babel, 
you'll go to the moon and you'll get a note from hummingway that tells you that
you can go switch your characters at the hall of prayers(Mysidia).

Question: What level should I be for [Insert location]?
Answer: There's 3 ways to tell if you need leveling up:
1. If your getting killed a lot by the enemies, level up.
2. If your killing the enemies with no problem, your fine.
3. If your killing the enemies within a couple of turns, go level up somewhere 
V. Characters (taken from manual,except for Cid)
Entrusted with the command of the Red Wings,Barons' Royal airship fleet,
he masters the dark sword under the king's orders. 
He is a pure-hearted young man with a strong sense of Justice.
Personal Score: 9/10
Favorite Ability: Fight
When he's a D. Knight I like to use his Dark attack.

A rival of Cecil's,yet at the same time a close friend.
As the commander of the dragoon unit, Kain possesses great strength
and is admired by all of Baron.
Personal score: 8/10
Favorite Ability: Jump

Renowned for her beauty throughout Baron,Rosa harbors feelings for Cecil.
Rosa's mother was also a white mage who once fought alongside
and saved the king of baron. The determination to follow her mother's footsteps
makes Rosa tread the path of the white mage-so that she,herself might save 
Personal Score: 8.5/10
Favorite Ability: W.Magic

A young girl residing in Mist,the village of summoners. 
While the blood she inherits from her summoner mother gives her the innate
ability to summon creatures,within Rydia also lies a great power for both 
White and Black Magic.
Personal Score: 7.5/10
Favorite Ability:  Young Rydia: B.Magic Older Rydia: Summon

An engineer in baron,he built the Red Wing's airship fleet.
Personal Score: 7/10
Favorite Ability:Study

The Prince of Damcyan,the desert kingdom. Detesting his own status as royalty,
this kind and compassionate young man wanders the countryside freely as a bard
Personal Score: 7.5/10
Favorite Ability: Chant

A sage famous amongst mages, tellah once used mighty magic as he pleased.
However,age has dwindled his abilities far more than he would like to admit...
Personal Score: 5.5/10
Favorite Ability: Don't have one for him

Palom & Porom
Twin mage apprentices from the land of Mysidia. Palom trains as a black mage,
while Porom trains as a white mage.
Palom Score: 7.5/10  Porom Score 8.5/10
Favorite Ability:  Palom:B.Magic,Bluff. Porom:W.Magic,sometimes Twin

Prince of the Kingdom of Eblan, where a legendary ninja tradition has been
passed down for generations. Edge comes off quite self-assured with his
advanced arsenal of ninja techniques 
Personal Score: 9/10
Favorite Ability: Fight,Ninjutsu,and Throw
Now,the moment you've been waiting for...
VI. Walkthrough.
Yang's Trial                                             [YANG]        
Note: Every Mini-boss in here,you have to fight twice 

Head up and prepare to fight a...

Soldier Monk
Difficulty: 5/10
Gil: 5000
Exp: 15000

Have Yang use his kick to eliminate the guys with Nunchucks. 
After,that use Power, or he can attack.Cecil/Cid/Edge/Edward needs to attack,
Rosa/Porom heal when nessecary,Kain Jump,and Rydia/Palom needs to Cast Firaga
or Flare,I recommend Firaga because you can use it on everybody and it doesn't
cost as much MP as Bahamut does. Use Rydia's whip on them if they are

After your done fighting that set,head up and fight...

Super Monk
Difficulty: 6/10
HP: 8000
Gil: 8000
Exp: 18000
Weakness: Fire

Have Yang use his kick to eliminate the guys with Nunchucks. 
After,that use Power,or he can Attack.Cecil/Cid/Edge/Edward needs to attack,
Rosa/Porom heal when necessary,Kain Jump,and Rydia/Palom needs to Cast Firaga
or Flare.I recommend Firaga because you can use it on everybody and it doesn't
cost as much MP as Bahamut does.Use Rydia's whip on them if they are near-death.

After that set, head up to fight yet another...

Difficulty: 6.5/10
HP: 10000
Gil: 10000
Exp: 20000
Weakness: Fire

Have Yang use his kick to eliminate the guys with Nunchucks. 
After,that use Power,or he can attack.Cecil/Cid/Edge/Edward needs to attack,
Rosa/Porom heal when nessecary,Kain Jump,and Rydia/Palom needs to Cast Firaga,
Flare,or Bahamut.I recommend Firaga because you can use it on everybody and
it doesn't cost as much MP as Bahamut does. Use Rydia's whip on them if they
are near-death.

After doing that, Lunar Titan will grow Impatient and decide to
finish you off himself.

*****BOSS ALERT!******
Lunar Titan
Difficulty: 7.5/10
HP: 120,000
Gil: 65000
Exp: 65000
Weakness: None

Be sure to cast Float to take no damage from his Deadly Earthquake attack.
Cecil/Edge/Edward/Cid needs to attack. Unless Edward has chant,use that. 
Rydia can summon Bahamut or summon Asura when you really need the healing,
Rosa/Porom heal when nessecary,Yang use his Power,Kain Jump,and have Palom cast
Flare or such. When he flexes his muscles he is about to use his earthquake,
luckily you have will float on so you won't receive damage.
Later in the fight he uses his Crush attack which similar to the demon wall
you fought inside the sealed cavern and is an Instant K.O. for one of your 
party member.So have Rosa use Full-life or someone use a Phoenix Down. 
After beating him you receive the Grimoire LT. Which summons Lunar Titan
and deals 9999 damage. 


After you hear LT's last words,you see something shiny on the ground,
pick it up and you'll receive the discipline armlet for Yang, which turns
the Power command into Deadly. Now instead of it doing twice as much damage,
you'll do 3x as much when you use it.

Edward's Trial                                         [BARD]          
Watch the scene that occurs.

Note: You have to kill the Specter first,then use Edward's sing ability to
actually kill it.

After that, go inside and fight every ghost you see in the castle.
There are no random Encounters on this trial.After killing the Specters,
use the healing pots on the left and right if needed on the top floor. 
Then go back down to the 1st floor and go behind the doorway to see another 
specter. After killing it,watch the short-scene.There's 5 specters on this 
floor. When you're done with that,go to the doorway near the South-west corner.
Watch the scene and prepare to fight...

*****BOSS ALERT!*****
Lunar Shiva
Difficulty: 8.5/10
HP: 100,000
Gil: 65000
Exp: 65000
Weakness: Fire (Duh!)

Have Cecil/Cid/Edward/Edge attack.Yang can use Power/Deadly,Rosa/Porom heal,
Full-life,etc. Rydia can cast Bahamut,Palom casts Flare,and Kain Jump.
When she holds her wand out she's about to use Ice storm that can deal 
Big damage to your characters. Have Rosa/Porom cast Curaja and bring anyone 
back to life. She can cast Blizzaga which would deal around 1000-1500 on your
characters. If you attack she'll counter with Blizzaga on HERSELF. 
Which heals her for around 2700,so make sure you deal more damage than she can
recover. Her Physical attacks may deal under 1000.After beating her,you'll 
receive the Grimoire LS.
Watch the scene,and you'll receive the Harmonious Ring, which transforms 
Edward's sing ability to chant. When you use chant it'll give you Protect and
Shell on everybody. Onward to the next trial!
Rydia's Trial                                           [SUMM]         
Head on in, and watch the scene.

To your SW is Ifrit,SE is Shiva,NE is Ramuh,and to the NW is Titan.
I'm going to go in the order I just listed so if you go somewhere else 1st,
scroll down.Once your in the SW corner talk to Ifrit and he'll challenge you.

Difficulty: 3/10
Exp: 50000
Weakness: Ice,Water
Cecil/Cid/Edward/Edge should attack. Unless you have Edward's chant,use that 
1st,then Fight,Hide,Whatever. Yang should use Power/Deadly.Kain can Jump. 
Rydia/Palom should cast Blizzaga. Rosa/Porom: Holy is a good spell to use 
against him if no one needs healing.When he turns red,he's about to use his
Flame attack,which deals under 1500-1800 damage.Ifrit is so pathetic,he'll 
just stand there while you're pummeling him down with your attacks.

Go now to the SE corner,talk to shiva and she will challenge you.

Difficulty: 6/10
HP: 64000
Gil: 45000
Exp: 50000
Weakness: Fire
Cecil/Cid/Edward/Edge should attack. Unless you have Edward's chant,use that 
1st,then do whatever. His harp does pretty good on Shiva. Yang should use 
Power/Deadly. Kain can Jump.Rydia/Palom should cast Firaga or Flare. 
Rosa/Porom,you know what to do.
She is the hardest of the 4 summon monsters you will fight here.
When she holds her wand out she's about to use Ice storm which can deal a 
little under 1500.Her physical attacks can cause much damage as well.

Go to the NE corner and talk to Ramuh. He'll challenge you to a fight.

Difficulty: 5/10
HP: 60000
Gil: 45000
Exp: 50000
Weakness: None
Cecil/Cid/Edward/Edge should attack. Unless you have Edward's chant,use that 
1st,then do whatever. Yang should use Power/Deadly. Kain can Jump.
Rydia can summon Leviathan or Bahamut which deals a good chunk of damage. 
Palom can use anything he wants.When he holds his staff up high he's about to 
use Lightning, which deals good amounts of damage to your characters. 
His Blitz attack can also deal a good chunk of damage to a character.

After that go to the final one,Titan. Speak to him and he will offer you a 

Difficulty: 4.5/10
HP: 75000
Gil: 45000
Exp: 50000
Weakness: None
Be sure to cast float on yourself before you fight Titan.
Cecil/Cid/Edward/Edge should attack. Unless you have Edward's chant,use that 
1st,then do whatever. Yang should use Power/Deadly. Kain can Jump. 
Rydia can cast Bahamut.Palom can do anything he wants.
When he flexes his muscles he's about to use Earthquake, which deals big time 
damage,around 2000, that is if you didn't have float on. 
His Physical attacks should deal around 700.

After defeating all four, go North,through the fog and watch the scene and 
prepare to fight...

****BOSS ALERT!****
Lunar Dragon
Difficulty: 8/10
HP: 105,000
Gil: 65000
Exp: 65000
Weakness: None
Cecil/Cid/Edward/Edge should attack. Unless you have Edward's chant,use that 
1st,then do whatever. Yang should use Power/Deadly. Kain can Jump. 
Rydia can cast Bahamut.Palom can cast flare if nothing else.
Brace yourself for a LONG boss fight. His Physical attacks should deal 
under 1500. He uses an annoying move called Poison Gas,which is similar to 
Dr. Lugae's sleeping gas(which he can also use,but not a high chance of 
putting you to sleep.), except it poisons you. When you get down to the 
last character who has Poison,and heal them,he'll cast it again. The only one 
I would heal would be Yang, because he can't use his Power/deadly when he's 
poisoned. The Poison shouldn't deal too much damage.Do not attack him when 
he's turned into mist,because it'll miss and he'll counter-attack with cold 
mist which does about 1 HP worth of damage to your characters.He can also 
use slow. Later in the fight,you'll hear a sound like he's turned into mist 
again but won't turn into it. I don't know if this is a glitch or what. 
Also,don't use holy on him because it will heal him. Speaking of healing, 
he heals himself for around 9999 later in the fight,just like Zeromus does 
sometimes. But,you can easily tear that down with Bahamut. Hopefully this 
boss won't be too much of a pain-in-the-ass. After beating him, you receive 
the Grimoire LD.

Before leaving, be sure to fight the mist enemies. As you won't see them again
until you play through this trial again. For beating Lunar Dragon you get the 
Mist ring,which increases Rydia's Summoning power.

Cecil's Trial                                            [PALD]        
When you walk in you'll hear someone questioning you about you being a true 
Paladin. Go through the door to continue.

Note: The below quests are random.

Room setting:(Submitted by Fairygoddess777)
Walk inside and hear his story, don't open the treasure chest, or else you
will fail the part of the trial.

Town setting:
Go up and watch the scene. Talk to the Kid on the left and he'll run off. 
Then talk to the 4 kids surrounding the pig. Watch the scene and continue 
through the door.

Farm setting:(Submitted by Fairygoddess777)
Walk inside and talk to the girl next to the fence. Go to the next room and
successfully capture the chocobos in the room. There's 1 red & 1 blue chocobo
near the top, 3 yellow chocobos running around, and a white chocobo near the 

Mountain setting:
Watch the scene and continue on,if you get the megalixer,you fail the 
part of the trial.

Town setting 2:
Watch the scene and save the kid drowning in the lake. Continue on.

Armory setting:
Watch the scene and go around the corner and get the shiny thing.It is a 
Golden Apple. Take it back to the man. If you use it you fail part of the trial.

Guard setting:
Go  past the soldiers and watch the scene. You heard him, so just take your 
hands off the control pad and buttons and don't touch them again until the 
guard comes back. The shiny thing the chocobo drops is an illusion,so are the 
bombs. So don't go after them.

Guard setting 2:
Go around the corner and talk to the guard. Stand there and don't move. 
Don't worry,nothing will tempt you to move from your spot. Just wait a while
and he'll come back

Castle setting:
Help the soldiers defeat the enemy's Don't worry,they aren't hard they're 
those giant robots you see in the 1st part of the Lunar subterrane and in the 
Babel Giant. once your done with that,head out the right side.

Cave setting:(Submitted by Jon spencer)
Go up to the bridge and talk to the enemy blocking your path. DO NOT KILL HIM!
Listen to his story and you will pass the trial.

Room setting:
Go up and touch the vase. Answer "Yes" to pass this part of the trail.

Treasure room setting:(submitted by Tonberry)
Walk into the room and you'll pass by a bandit. Listen to him,say "No" and 
prepare to fight

HP: 14651
Difficulty: 2/10
Gil: 0
Exp: 0

This is just like a normal random encounter. So do whatever you want.

He will run off like a crybaby and you can go on to the next part of the 
trial.If you say "Yes" you will fail the part of the trial.

*There might be some more I'm missing you can e-mail me if you find any more.*

Anyway,when you get to the throne room talk to the king. 
Take what's in the box and equip it on Cecil. Now,prepare to fight...

****BOSS ALERT!****
Lunar Odin
Difficulty: 8.5/10
HP: 95000
Gil: 65000
Exp: 65000
Weakness: Thunder
There are 2 ways you can beat this guy:

Easy way: Bring edward along and have him hide, and cast thundaga spells on 
him. On his 8th turn, a message will appear saying" Lightning courses through
Odin's veins" and he will die.

Cecil/Cid/Edge:Attack, hopefully cecil's lightbringer will cast holy.
Edward: Chant, then hide, reapperaing whenever he needs to.
Yang: Attack, because his power/deadly takes too long and you need to be quick.
I would only use it if Everyone's alive after the 1st Zantetsuken.
Kain: Jump, hopefully you cna time it to avoid his Zantetsuken.
Rosa/Porom: She needs to cast slow on L.O. before his 1st Zantetsuken. 
Otherwise,Full-life and curaja.
Rydia:Summon Bahamut,Summon Asura,Cast Thundaga,Cast flare(if you have it)
Palom: Cast Thundaga,or Flare(if you have it)

Later in the fight he'll use haste which means he's getting ready for a double 
Zantetsuken. There is no way to avoid this unless you have Edward hidden, or 
Kain somehow jumps right before the Zantetsuken(which I doubt the latter).
You receive the Lightbringer for beating that hard boss,and the Grimiore LO.
When you attack with the Lightbringer it'll sometimes cast Holy. 
If you don't pass all the parts of the trails,you don't get the lightbringer, 
you get other stuff.
Magic kid has a list of things that you can get whether you fail parts of 
the trial or not.
0 Correct - Scrap Metal-(Throwing weapon for Edge)
1 Correct - Dark Blade(Blade for D.K Cecil)
2 Correct - Shadow Blade(Blade for D.K Cecil)
3 Correct - Caliburn(Legendary Holy weapon,very weak)
4 Correct - Flandango(Weapon effective against flans)
All Correct - Lightbringer / Lunar Curtain / Megalixir (The Lunarcurtain and 
Megalixer differ from time to time)
Rosa's Trial                                           [WHIT]          
Head in the town and watch the scene that occurs.

Walk around and heal anyone you see,but be careful. If you see something 
that's not quite right don't heal them. For example,if you see a person stoned
and is still moving,don't use esuna. If you do they will turn into a creature 
called metamorpha and fight you. These creatures are only seen in this trail 
so fight them if you want the bestiary.Also,you have a certain amount of time 
to heal everyone so hurry.

When you run out of time,you will have to fight...

*****BOSS ALERT!*****
Lunar Asura
Difficulty: 7.5/10

Have Cecil/Cid/Edge attack. Edward should use Chant then do whatever. 
Yang can use Power/Deadly.Rydia can summon Bahamut,Palom could cast flare or 
There is a way to block all of her attacks. 1st of all,cast reflect for her 
heal spell to bounce off of her. If you have Palom in your party,cast Reflect
on someone (namely him) so he can use B.Magic without worrying about it 
hitting back one of your characters.If you have Lightbringer hope it doesn't
cast Holy on someone. If you Have Kain's Trial weapon don't attack,Jump.  
Blink and Shell help you reduce damage from her Physical and Magical attacks. 
Use Edward's chant or Rosa/Porom can cast Protect/Blink and Shell on everyone.
There's also a weapon that can get past her Immunity for Mute.I dunno what it's 
called though.The only attack you can't block is her Globe 199,which is an 
instant K.O for one of your party members,just like the Core you fought in 
the Center of the Babel Giant. Just like her other counterpart,she's a 
counter-attacker. So if your party needs healing badly,stop attacking. 
Later if you hit her Physically she'll counter with Firaga or Blizzaga. 
She'll use restore later in the fight which will heal her for 9999 HP. 
If you need extra healing,you can have Rydia summon Asura and maybe she'll
heal you.
When you beat her you get the Grimoire LA.Depending on how many villagers you 
saved you can get a number of things.
Andrew parker has a table which tells you How many people you save and what 
you'll get:

People Rescued                              Prize

         0-1                                Nothing
         2-4                                X-Potion
         5-7                                Dry Ether
         8-10                               Elixer
         11-12                              Megalixer
         14                                 White Ring

Edge's Trial                                               [EDGE]

This trial can be a major pain-in-the-ass if you don't do everything right,
so just follow my directions carefully and it may not take too long.

Go in and watch the scene. When you can move,go up a left at the fork.Go up 
and hug the wall for a secret passageway.Go in the 1st door. Examine the 
button UNDER the torch,if you touch the other one you will get into a fight. 
Take notice of the Palace guards for they will come in handy later. 
After the 1st door,use the switch UNDER the shield. To your left is a MP 
restoration Pot,use it if you must,then continue to the stairs. Go north to 
the other side and up the stairs,go left and talk to the king on his throne,
watch the scene. Go examine the switches UNDER the torch and shield and go up 
the stairs. Watch the short scene and go step on the red switch to your left,
don't come the way you went for the switch,for the floor is weak. Go through 
the door that just opened and through the weak floor at the top, go down 
through the weak floor and read the sign. It says 
"Down 1,Right 2, Down 2,Right 1" 
that means you have to move one space down,2 spaces right and so on. 
You might wanna turn off the Auto-run under the config. menu. 
If not,continue on and be careful. You cannot move anywhere else besides that 
or you will fall off. Go left and read the next sign,basically you can go 3 to
the right,up to the wall,left to the other wall, up the door and right onto 
the flooring. When you get there, go all the way down and get the Blueish 
switch. To get back,go down and through the south door and come back in. 
Go through the newly opened door and hit the greenish switch. There isn't 
anyway of avoiding falling down so,GERONIMOOooo!
There's treasure in the Basement,and remember that you have to cast float to 
walk across the lava. When you get done exploring,go find one of those stone 
teleporters,and go back up to the 1st floor. Go right and use the tower 
entrance. Walk left to the wall,up to the door(but don't go through it),and 
right to the floor. Now,go down and use the open door to the right,the one 
with the stairs in the middle. Go down and through the wall and left. Go 
through the wall that has a dent in it. Go all the way down,go left 
2 spaces,and go all the way down. When Edge,Cecil,whomever is visible 
again, go west and north into the wall. Head west as much as you can and 
when you're on the blue sky STOP RIGHT THERE. Take another step west then 2 
steps south and all the way west to the wall. Remember what I said about 
the palace guards? Well,when you kill them they drop keys so get about 3 or 4 
of them. The quickest way to kill them is to have Rydia/Palom cast break on 
them since they are stone-type. But,because they are stone-type they can use
embrace which will instantly turn your character into stone,have Cecil or 
Porom cast Esuna on them. Also,when they are in critical health they will
cast Protect on themselves making it harder and harder to kill them so do it 
quickly.Use the key on the door infront of you. Make your way west and go 
north there's a MP pot on the right. Go north and west through the wall,and 
use one of your keys on the door. Go SW through the wall and all the way up. 
Go right and up to a secret door. Go and talk to the king and prepare to 

*****BOSS ALERT!******
Lunar Ifrit

Have Cecil/Cid/Edge/Edward attack. Unless Edward has chant use that first then 
do whatever. Yang should use Power/Deadly,Kain can Jump,and Rydia/Palom need
to cast Blizzaga. 
When he turns deep purplish he's about to use Flame which deals around 700 
damage. Later in the fight he'll use Flame Thrower which won't deal as much 
as the Flame attack. He is a counter-attacker so if your guys are weary stop
attacking,and heal them. His counter-attack can deal quite a bit of good 
damage,sometimes. He won't counter Kain's jump or Yang's Power/Deadly. 
His Firaga can kill you if your not careful. He'll go down soon enough after
you deal a lot of damage to him. You receive the Grimoire LI for defeating 

Examine his chair and you shall receive the Hanzo gloves that turn Edge's 
steal command into Plunder,which is more effective than steal. If you do this
trial again,you'll receive a magazine. Use it and watch the scene that occurs.
Kain's Trail                                                     [KAIN]
Note: A lot of this trail is watching and talking.

Watch the scene and talk to everyone. Then,talk to the soldier near Cecil. 
Watch the scene that occurs. Go into the Inn and talk to the guy behind the 
counter and turn in for the day.

Examine the Lance in your room,after that, go outside and watch the scene. 
Talk to Cecil and then talk to the soldier next to the weapons vendor. Watch
the scene and turn in for the day. 
(Good ol' 5 minute days.)

Head outside and watch the scene. Talk to everyone in the town. Head to the 
Building North of the Item shop,and head down the stairs. Talk to everyone 
down here. Go into the Inn and turn in for the day.

Go outside and talk to Cecil. Rosa is in the North corner of the town,tied up.
watch the scene and go to the building north of the Inn and talk to Cecil. 
Head in for the Night.

Go outside and go into Rosa's house,watch the scene. Go back to where you 
found rosa and examine the white mark on the floor. Go back to the building
North of the Item shop and down the stairs,and Talk to the soldiers. Head back
into the Inn and watch the scene. Talk to the soldier near the door,and watch
the scene.

Watch the next scene,and go outside. Chase down the monster,when you catch him, 
watch the scene. Head back into the Inn and examine the Lance. Go back outside
and into the Building North of the Item shop. Watch the scene. If you choose 
Yes you will be transported outside the Trial and cannot enter it again. 
So,choose No and prepare to fight...

******BOSS ALERT!*****
Dark Kain/Lunar Bahamut
Difficulty: 8.5/10
HP: 0/50000
Gil: 65000
Exp: 65000
Weakness: Ice/Water

This is what you need to do. He's a counter-attacker so I suggest moving Kain 
to the back row to receive as little damage as possible. When your fighting 
Lunar Bahamut,he'll start the countdown.

You need to jump between when he says 2 and 1. When your HP gets below 900 
use a Lunar/Light curtain and use an X-Potion. You should have wore his HP 
down enough for him to kill himself off. You'll receive the Grimiore LB 
after defeating him.

After beating Him, watch the scene and you'll receive Kain's weapon, 
Abel's Lance. Which Turns Kain's Jump into Dbl Jump,and the dragoon gloves,
which increases Kain's power. When you attack it'll sometimes cast tornado on 
an enemy. Even though they are not weak to it.
Cid's Trial                                                         [CIDT]
Start on the world map and head to the Airship. Do as the guy says and fly
South until you reach Mt. Ordeals,then west until you reach Mysidia. Be aware
that you can't use Sight or Dwarven Bread in here. When you reach Mysidia
watch the scene,and you'll meet another person. Fly him to Troia in under a
Minute. Go west a little then north until you reach Baron. If you don't see it
fly NW a little more. When you reach Baron, head NW again until you see a lot 
of forests. Go North and into Troia. Watch the scene and you'll met yet 
another person you have to take somewhere. Fly him to Fabul under 40 seconds.
Go SE until you reach Mt. Hobbs. Go South then east until you reach Fabul.
watch another scene and take another man to Kaipo in under 35 seconds. Fly
west and south until you reach Damcyan. Keep going south until you find the
desert.You can't park in the desert or near the town so find a patch of grass 
near it and hurry into the town. Watch the scene and take the kid to Agart in
30 seconds. Agart is south of Baron, by the time you reach your airship the 
timer should be 00:20 unless you found a closer spot to the town. So fly 
quickly to there. Watch the scene and prepare to fight...

*****BOSS ALERT!*****
Lunar Ramuh
Difficulty: 9/10
Cecil/Cid/Edge/Edward should fight,unless Edward has chant. Yang uses 
Power/Deadly,Kain Jumps/Dbl Jumps or you can try to use tornado if you have 
problems in the fight,Rydia should cast Bahamut,and Palom should cast Quake or
Flare or whatever.
He's a counter-attacker,he will cast Thundaga on the person who 
attacked him which can deal under 1500,unless you character like Cid or Edge 
is weak to Thunder,then it will probably give him near-death status.Unlike 
Kain whom it will heal him. He'll cast Thundaga and Blitz,sometimes both, 
whether you attack him or not.When he holds his rod up,he's about to use 
Lightning which does about 1000-1500 damage to you. His physical attacks deal 
around 1000. When you defeat him you'll receive the Grimoire LR.
Watch the scene. You should get Cid's weapon,Fiery Hammer which randomly
casts Flare on an opponent. Much like Cecil's Lightbringer and Kain's 
Abel Lance. 

Palom and Porom's Trial                                        [TWIN]
Note: You must have Both twins to enter the trial.

Watch the cut-scene and go after either one of the twins, it doesn't matter 
and watch the next cut-scene. Use either one of the twins and examine the 
switch on the wall, watch the cut-scene and continue on.
As Porom:
The stone infront of you that has a little man on it(You guessed it.) makes 
you have mini-status.
Your probably asking "Pssh. How useless. What am I supposed to do with this?"
Well, you'll see soon enough. For now, step on it and continue, you'll soon 
see some cracked tiles, you can't go on them yet for your weight is too much.
There's a slab just like the mini-status effect one but it has a wing on it.
This makes you have Float status so step on it to continue. Press the 
switch and switch to Palom.

As Palom:
Make note that he is a Black mage (Ya think?) and he can cast Toad,or Pig
on himself without the help of the slabs. Anyway,go up and watch the cut-scene
go to the left and step on the slab that gives you Toad-status and go through 
the small hole. Press the small switch and go to the door near the slab. 
Switch back to Porom.

As Porom:
Go through the newly opened door and watch the short scene. Go through the 
hole go to the right,press the switch,and Go to the door to the north. 
Watch the scene,step on the slab and go through the door. Go right and step on
the switch, go through the hole and switch to Palom

As Palom:
Go through the next 2 open doors. Step on the mini-status tile and go through
the hole. Press the switch and go to the door at the top,use the Pig spell
and go through.Step on the Float-status slab to your right and walk across
the broken tiles. Get rid of the Pig status by either stepping on the slab or
casting pig on yourself. Then cast Toad on yourself and go through the hole.
Step on the switch to the left and either step on the slab or cast toad on
yourself again. Go through the hole that you passed. Go to the green switch
but don't press on it yet. Switch to Porom.

As Porom:
Go through the door and step on the pig tile unless you left it on yourself. 
Go through the golden door,step on the float-status slab,and walk across the
cracked tiles. Go through the bottom doorway and press the switch on the wall.
Go through the opened door to your right,step on the slab and proceed.
Now, step on the green switch and watch the scene. 

Once your party has reformed go up,watch the cut-scene and prepare to fight...

*****BOSS ALERT!*****
Lunar Leviathan
Weakness: Lightning

Have Cecil,Cid,Edge,and Edward attack. If he has chant use that 1st then do 
whatever. Kain should Jump/Dbl Jump,Yang should use Power/Deadly,Rydia/Palom
needs to cast Thundaga on him.

This joker will cast Tidal wave on your party IMMEDIATELY at the start,it'll
deal 1300-2100 worth of damage,So heal ASAP.He'll get tangled up when he's 
about to use it again later in the fight. He can cast Blizzaga on you which
will deal around 1000-1500 points of damage. He also has another deadly attack
called Maelstrom which you'll be familiar with if you've fought the Magic 
Dragons in the Ruins. It will reduce you to single digits so heal with Curaja
ASAP. He uses Entangle which your familiar with when you were fighting the 
Gold & Silver Dragons in the Lunar Subterrane. The only way to get them 
unparalyzed is to cast Esuna on them. Casting haste on Rosa/Porom helps here,
or you can use a Hermes' shoes on them. This boss won't be too hard if you've
been through all of the trials. If not,be prepared to fight a very hard boss.
After the fight he'll give you the Grimoire LL. Watch the cut-scene and pick 
up the Twin stars before you. There's 2 of them and when you use Twin now,
instead of it being comet, it'll turn into Meteor. But it takes quite as long
to cast as the normal spell.

The Final Trial                                                 [FINALE]
Well, this is it folks. The moment you've been waiting for has finally 
arrived, The last trial. I'll guide you through the Last few floors as we get
to the bottom of the Lunar Ruins. So get your party ready and take off!

Enemies: King Behemoth,Coblepas,Gilgamesh
Treasure: Megalixir(Golden Apple)
Go straight across,the treasure in the middle contains a Megalixir, or a
Golden apple if you've already been through this once. Head up the stairs and
go to the next floor.

Enemies:Brachioraidos(Secret Boss),No random encounters
This is the Floor where the Brachioraidos lives. Refer to the next section to 
see how to beat him. Heed the old man's message and dodge the Brachioradios. 
The 1st one is visible, however the next 3 or 4 are invisible right until you 
get up close to them so don't dash into the next room. Hug the walls and make 
your way through unless the Dragon is in your way. You can safely run away if
it hits you,do so if you want.

Black & White Mage Floor
Enemies:Gilgamesh, Proto Phase, Coeurl Regina, King Behemoth
Treasure:Blue Fang, Ribbon, White Fang, Red Fang
This is a random floor that you find your self on. It is pretty difficult to 
find the exit in here so pay attention.At the start there's a path to the 
western wall,go along the path and you'll reach the exit.

Enemies:Grudge Puppet(x3),Death Puppet,No random encounters
Treasure: Nirvanna
Note:You have to fight every visible enemy on this map to continue to the 
next level. Also, the chest containing the Nirvana is bugged, so don't open it
unless you want to start back at your last save point. The chest appears after
you beat all the enemies and appears at the door. It's the chest and not the 
weapon that's bugged.

Grudge Puppets(x3)
Difficulty: 6/10
The Grudge puppets can't be beaten by ordinary means,however they sometimes 
can be easily defeated by summoning Odin,howeverIt may take more than one 
summon. These Dolls have a lot of HP(Around 18,000 to be exact), and they can
cast Protect on themselves.

Death Puppet
Difficulty: 6.5/10
She can counter with Piercing laser, which deals under 1000. She can also have 
one of your fighters charmed,Have Rosa/Porom use Esuna to cure them, or one of
your weak fighters attack him.

When your done fighting the dolls, a note of warning to the chest sitting near
the door. If you open the chest, the game will freeze up when you go to equip 
it.It happens randomly and more often for people who have just gone through 
the L.R. the 1st time. So don't open the chest unless you want to start back 
at the last save point.

Enemies:Zeromus EG(Boss)

Go to the Magical field,heal and save. Go up the stairs,watch the scene,and 
prepare for your last fight...

*****BOSS ALERT!*****
Zeromus EG
Difficulty: 9.5/10

Edward:Cast Chant,then hide. Unless you want to use the "Psycho Edward" Glitch
Kain: Dbl Jump
Yang: Deadly
Rydia: Bahamut
Palom: Items. If you use one of his spells, he'll cast reflect.

I recommend that you put on Cecil's Crystal Armor if you still have it. 
His Attack pattern goes like this:
1.Big Bang
2.Dbl Cast: Toad & Mini
3.Whirl(Maelstrom or Weak,but with a poison effect)
5.Dbl cast: Drain x2
6.Dbl cast: Osmose x2
7.Triple cast: Earthquake,Lightning,and Flame

He'll add some things in when your later in the fight. #2 is the reason why I
recommended that you put on Cecil's Crystal Armor. You can cast esuna on 
Porom/Rosa and could start healing everybody. Use your Megalixirs if your 
party's HP gets low,but use life/phoenix downs first on whomever is dead,if 
any. He'll use absorb which equals half of his HP. Sometimes he could gain 
back 9999 HP.Usually it's like 2600, which his HP would be 5200.Keep 
attacking him and you'll win.

There is a glitch that if you use the Grimiore LD on him, he will turn into a 
frog and you will deal loads of damage on him. best of all,he will deal 1 
damage every time he attacks.

You gain nothing for beating him, just the glory of your victory. He'll bid
you farewell and begone. Behind him is a teleporter,use it to warp to the 

The Brachioraidos                                               [DRAGON]
You can find the Brachioradios in one of the floors after the twins' trial.

*****Secret Boss*****
Difficulty: 10/10

Don't mistake him to one of those yellow dragons that you fight every now and
then.His attacks include:
Glare(Similar to tornado but deals 9999 damage to character)
Physical attacks(He can also deal 2 physical attacks just like those Red & 
Blue dragons in the Lunar Subterrane)
He'll countdown just like Bahamut does,beginning with 3,and'll use Mega Flare
Dbl cast: Protect and Reflect
Tpl cast: Firaga,Blizzaga,and Thundaga
Tpl cast: Bio,Holy,and Flare. Usually flare is cast on someone else.
Black Hole(Eliminates any positive status effects,just like Zeromus does.)

When he's using the countdown move, DO NOT ATTACK HIM!! He will instantly 
counter with Globe 199 and will instantly kill your character.Unless you want 
him to stop and go into the phase below that,if you want to sacrifice a 

An easy way to defeat him is to have Kain in your party and hope Abel's
Lance will cast Tornado on the dragon. Otherwise you can defeat him by normal
means that I suggest you won't do until you have a lvl 70+ party. Rydia's 
summons and Palom's Flare do well against him. So does Rosa or Porom's Holy.
I would cast Slow on him when the fight begins.

You'll receive a Hero's Shield if you beat him, which is the best shield in
the whole game. If you beat him, there won't be any other of him walking 

VII Secrets

-Music Player-

Beat the game once to unlock the Music Player.

-1991 Development Office-

Go to the Underworld and into the dwarven castle. Go down the Stairs and find 
the Armor & Weapon shops. Go inbetween the Shops and you'll enter the Lali Ho.
Pub. There's a Cracked piece of floor to your left,go through the Wall and 
through the secret passageway. Once you go down the stairs you'll be in the
Office.There are a couple of enemies which are part of the development team
which you will randomly encounter into a fight. Some of them you can kill,
others will just present you with a message and begone.

-Psycho Edward Glitch-
This will take advantage of his Auto-hide. 1st you need to cast berserk on him,
then get him into critical health either by Physical attacks or Tornado. He'll
hide his next turn,the next turn he will come out and attack. He'll be
berserked but also be considered "hidden". That means he'll constantly attack
and won't be targeted by Spells or Physical attacks. As long as one other
person is still alive,he will be in this state.

-Red & Blue doors-
TwoGlassEyes went through ALL the possible combinations of the R&B dooors* in 
the Lunar ruins and here is his record:

B=blue door
R=red door

NINJA: "Shuriken Set" 1 Shuriken, 1 Fuma Shuriken
(any one of these combinations will get you the Ninja prize)


MAGE: "Magical Box" 1 dry ether, 1 Soma drop
(any one of these combinations... you get the point)


ENGINEER: "Mech Set" 1 alarm clock, 1 siren


PALADIN: Megalixir (no cute little name for it, heh)


BARD: "Music Box" 1 gaia drum, 1 Gysahl whistle


MONK: "Fruit Basket" 1 gold apple, 1 silver apple


*In case you didn't know the R&B doors are a part of the Lunar ruins that you 
will be asked questions as to what class you are most compatible with. 
Depending on which class you get you'll get some goodies.

-Save Erasure Bug-

This discovered quite some time ago. It erases ALL of your saved games from 
what I've heard. Here's how to trigger it.

Step 1: You must have 1-4 party members.
Step 2: Go to the menu screen and select Item, use a potion or something
similar on your characters.
Step 3: Now,go and select Order,and move the character on which you used the
item on into an empty slot.
Step 4: Go back to the Item screen.

The way to get around it is exit out of the screen after you select order.
Then,go back and select Item,this won't trigger the bug by doing so.However,
the game will crap out on you if you proceed with Step 4. the bug doesn't 
happen all the time,though.

Square-Enix of Japan does recognize this bug. But Square-Enix of America does

-Character Mod Codes-

The 1st set of codes just swap out your character. In other words, they'll be
waiting for you back at the Hall of Prayers.

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3
Slot 4

Slot 5

By replacing the question marks with the numbers below,you can change that 
character into whomever you want.

00 - Cecil (Paladin), (Dark Knight) before class change at Mt. Ordeals
01 - Kain
02 - Rosa
03 - Rydia (Adult), (Child) before she first leaves party after Fabul
04 - Cid
05 - Tellah
06 - Edward
07 - Yang
08 - Palom
09 - Porom
0A - Edge
0B - FuSoYa
0C - Golbez (very Glitchy, don't remove what he has equipped unless
             you want the game to eventually crash, don't use him in
             battle as the game will crash as well.)
1E - Semi Glitched DK Cecil - (will not retain stat information)
FF - Erases character from slot

The Glitchy DK will not retain his stat and level Information. Therefore,
He will be at level 0 and have 0 HP. Making him useless. If you still want him
here's a code that should alter his stats: 02007268:??. As soon as the codes
are off, he will forget every stat you hacked and will go back down to 0 in 
every attribute when there is a "loading" screen (like going into a town.)

These set will permently Mod the character,and they're glitch-free. But, they
will have the stats of the character you replaced.

























By replacing the question marks with the numbers below,you can change that 
character into whomever you want.

00 - Dark Knight Cecil (Dark can only be used if a Dark sword is equipped)
01 -Kain
02 -Rosa
03 -Young Rydia
04 -Cid
05 -Tellah
06 -Edward
07 -Yang
08 -Palom
09 -Porom
0A -FuSoYa
0C -Paladin Cecil
0D -Adult Rydia
0E -Golbez (In battle he will be minied and incurable...)

VIII Authorized websites
These are the websites that have MY permission to host my file on their 
website. If you want my file on your website,e-mail me
(strider_hiryu2003@yahoo.com) and I'll get back to you. However, if you see my 
file on someone else's website and it isn't on this list e-mail me.


IX Credits
Thanks to:
Defcon999 who helped me in submitting this Walkthrough.

Magic Kid who submitted the list about the weapons on Cecil's Trial.

Tonberry for the added section of one part of Cecil's trial,and
a couple of spelling errors.

Fairygoddess777 for some parts of Cecil's trial

Jon Spencer for the added section of one part of Cecil's Trial.

Jetboy Phoenix for the glitch in Zeromus EG's battle.

Andrew Parker for the table in Rosa's Trial.

TwoGlassEyes for the part in the R&B door quiz.

Juanatari (aka John Douglas) for the Character modification codes. See more 
codes on his character modification guide.

Me for creating this guide.

You for reading it. Because if they're weren't any fans,they're wouldn't be 
any FAQs

Gamefaqs for accepting this and putting it on their website

Square-Enix for releasing an awesome port for the GBA.

X About the author...

Red Sword Mage is a Freshman at a local college who is training to be a Game 
Designer or Programmer. He is willing to go for 4 years then go back another 
2 to get his Masters Degree. A quote that would have to apply to his life 
would be:"Bullcrap happens, build a bridge and get over it." He likes to 
watch anime and play video games. He also has a healthy,social life
outside of the virtual world.

Copyright 2006 

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