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Final Fantasy VIII Actual Japanese Version Basics Tutorial Guides
Yee Seng Fu(Yu Shenfu)
Version 10.0
Please check for the latest update everytime at www.gameFAQ.com.
30th June 2000
Note:This FAQ is best viewed using wordpad, wrapped to window.
Hello, welcome to my third Faq. I wrote a Faq on Brave Fencer Musashi
and Final Fantasy VIII demo and this time, i am doing a basic guide
for the actual Final Fantasy VIII, based on the Japanese version.
Maybe, check out my other two FAQ. So, enjoy reading.
Please bear clearly in mind that this FAQ is written to provide all the
basics things like G.F, Special Arts, Draw etc that you should know and
not the walkthrough. I don't have time for walkthroughs but there are
already some walkthroughs, half-complete at www.gameFAQ.com,so check it
out. If you want a decent walkthrough, i suggest you refer to Heero Yuy
or Scott Ong's FAq. This FAQ is specially written to help people who
has difficulty in understanding the Japanese language. However, I
myself don't really know much about Japanese so I won't bear any
changes made to the US version, but i hope everyone will give me
support. And if you really need help on Japanese language, you are
gonna need some of the info here. This FAQ will be a great help to
those who are new to Final Fantasies. And even if you are very
experienced in FF, you might need some help on the Japanese
translation. Though the complicated materia system has been replaced
by the Draw system, it does not sound as easy as you think, in
fact there are much more complex options available.
This Faq is best viewed using wordpad and with text wrapped to window.
After recieving several e-mails, Kaze Yagami and I have decided
to use Steel Breaker as the attack for Odin, instead of Iron
Cutting Sword. The US version uses Zantetsuken for Odin's attack.
Version 1.0
-Added new information on characters bestiary
-Added new information on Miscellanous Tips
-Added new information on control buttons.
-Added new information on main menu
-Added new information on battle combat
-Added new information on miscellanous battle tips
-Based on the Japanese version.
Version 2.0
-Added in GameShark Codes section.
-Added information on Kiros Seagill, Ward Zabac, Fuujin and Raijin
 in the character's section.
-Added information on vehicles configuration, based on the
 Japanese version.
-Added in a frequently-asked-question section.
-Added new information on Balamb Garden
-Added some information on Special Arts
-Added new information on fighting ability.
-Based on the Japanese version.
Version 3.0
-Added information about cards,as well as basic rules of playing.
-Change my presentation of content, similar to my Brave Fencer
 Musashi FAQ.
-Added Special Arts for the advanced tutorial guide.
-Added some information on general tip.
-Added in an Acknowledgement section.
-Based on the Japanese version.
Version 4.0
-Added information on tune up weapon shop or junk shop.
-Added information on control configuration for Ragnarok for
 the Japanese version.
-Added some more informations on cards.
-Added more info on gameshark.
-Added more info on characters.
-Added 'Eyes On Me' lyrics.
-Based on the Japanese version.
Version 5.0
-Added some more information on Special Arts.
-Added a list of G.F.
-Added in a secret section.
-Added info on Rinoa's Special Arts.
-Added G.F Strategy, except Edea and the others like Odin.
-Based on the Japanese version.
Version 6.0
-Added more information on the characters' section, including
 Raine Loire.
-Added in a complete menu diagram, and new junction info. More new
 diagrams to illustrate understandings.
-Corrected the wrong info of Sabotender. The damage caused depends on
 the LV of the G.F, not the character.
-Corrected wrong information from the tutorial. Thank to Kaze Yagami.
-Remove the story section.
-Corrected mistakes, plus spellings and grammars.
-Changes 'desperation move' to 'special arts'.
-Added a whole lot of informations for special arts,G.Fs etc.
-Added the lyrics + translation of Liberi Fatali, taken from extreme.
-Added exclusive specifications of ragnarok, provided by Kaze Yagami.
-Added chart list for warship island for those who need help to fight
 ultimate,provided by Kaze Yagami.
-Added new information on PocketStation, including G.F, provided by
 Kaze Yagami.
-Corrected the place of the name for Balamb Map.
-Based on the Japanese version.
Version 7.0
-Added new information on Omega Weapon, plus STRATEGIES.
-Added ways to get LionHeart, Squall's Ultimate Weapon.
-Added new secrets like infinite Phoenix Summon, Gisal Greens, Junction
 Bug cheat, list of timber magazines, finding Ragnarok in disc 4, UFO
 sighting, Max Gil cheat, and fragments of the pot.
-Added ways of getting crusade drink and hero drink.
-Added more information on Zell's special arts and so on.
-Added in more diagrams on the basic tutorial guide.Design a table
 form layout for elemental, status list, abilities, thus making
 reading more easier.
-Added new information on Gilgamesh's attack in the G.F strategy.
-Added new information on tutorial in the main menu.
-Shifted test answer to the additional guide.
-Added more gameshark codes.
-Added more information on Ragnarok Specifications.
-Added information on Balamb Train Specifications.
-Added more general tips.
-Added a list of positive status change-by Kaze Yagami
-Added some information on Special Arts section.
-Added information on configurations on chocobos, Balamb Garden,
 based on the Japanese version.
-Added new information, plus diagrams to enhance basic tutorial
-Redo the G.F and Omega strategy section. [About 70% reedited].
-Re-organise my FAQ and present it in a more friendly-user manner.
 Change the fonts of my entire document and wrapped it to ruler,
 instead of window,so there should be no more complaints about
-Based on the Japanese version.
Version 8.0
-Reedited the strategy section.
-Enhanced Tutorial.
-Added information on the fake water stone.
-Added more information, and a few descriptions on the special arts.
 [The descriptions are not spoilers!!!]
-Updated and change some of the translation and use the US names.
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.
Version 9.0
-Added a card list.
-Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
-Updated information on the Timber Maniacs in the secret section.
-Corrected some spelling mistakes.
-Corrected the test answer on question #18.
-Corrected and sorted out most of the alignment problems.
-Added history/overview for Ultima Weapon.
-Added history/overview for Omega Weapon.
-Added history/overview for Gilgamesh.
-Added information on the locations of four Occult Fan Magazines.
-Added Final Fantasy VIII OST List.
-Added a little bit of informations on the characters' special
 arts or limit breaks.
-Added information about the CC members.
-Added information about the Card Queen in disc 4.
-Added information on a whole list of compatibility items.
-Added a quick listing of Guardian Force based on the US version.
-Added information on a Junction magics chart.
-Changes some translations and use the US version names
 [About 60% of the entire faq already!]
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.
Version 10.0
-Updated the card list section in the advanced tutorial.
-Added information on card command.
-Added information on getting Chicobo card quest in the secret
-Added information on the hidden save point located just
 before fighting Ultima weapon in the secret section.
-Added information on redrawing of Guardian Force in Ultimecia
 Castle in disc four in the additional guide.
-Added information on organ found in Ultimecia Castle in the
 secret section.
-Added information on solving Obel Lake mystery in the secret
-Added information on how to defeat Gerogero more easily in the
 secret section.
-Added information about Report Cards.
-Added some new information in the limit break section.
-Added information about entering the underground basement,
 without having Zell as a compulsory character and that the
 plus point of this method is that you need not fight any
 enemies on your way back.
-Added information about how to boost G.Fs to 250, without
 using a Turbo controller.
-Corrected the names of Gilgamesh's attacks.
-Changes some translation and use the US version names.
-Corrected some spelling mistakes.
-Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.
Next Update
I finally have some time to update some secrets. Take a look. Also,
look at my newly-designed presentation. That should make reading more
easier. Comments are welcomed. Also, i have solved some of the
alignment problems. If you still have any problems of viewing this
faq, please view it by changing the font size to 9 instead.
Version 9.0 has updated strategies and several changes has been made
and corrected. And special thanks to Kaze Yagami, who all this while
has been helping me, providing me with the informations and doing all
the translation. Without him, this Faq would still be a mess. I have
already changed the fonts and wrapped the entire text by ruler
measurement. There shouldn't be no more displaying of text problem.
The translation is based on the Japanese version as this faq is
specially written for the Japanese version. Expect to see the
difference in control, names and so on. On the other hand, i have
started to change some of the names for the US version. Hopefully,
this will not confuse some US gamers. Also, the frequently-asked-
question section has just been updated! Feel free to comment!
    i)Squall's Party
   ii)Laguna's Party
  iii)Other Character
3)Basic Tutorial Guide
    i)Miscellanous Information
   ii)Main Button Configuration
  iii)Vehicle Configuration
   iv)Chocobo Configuration
    v)Balamb Garden Configuration
   vi)Ragnarok Configuration
4)Main Menu Presentation
5)Battle Combat
    i)Active Time Battle
  iii)Guardian Force
   iv)Draw and Magic Command
    v)Battle Help Tip
   vi)Secret R1 Gunblade Button
6)Advanced Tutorial Guide
    i)Special Art
   ii)Weapon Upgrading
  iii)List of G.F
   iv)G.F Strategy
    v)Card List
   vi)Card Command
  vii)Report Cards
7)General Tips
   ii)World Map
 viii)Guardian Force
8)Additional Guide
    i)Balamb Garden(Map)
   ii)Test Answer
  iii)Chart of Underground WarShip Island
   iv)Getting Lion Heart
    v)Toughest Boss:Omega Weapon
   vi)Way to make Hero/Holy Wars Drink
  vii)Redrawing of Guardian Force
    i)Easy AP
   ii)Soft Reset
  iii)Easy Special Art
   iv)Easy Gil
    v)250 Ouen/Boost
  vii)Island Closest to Hell/Heaven
 viii)Finding Omega Weapon
   ix)Infinite Phoenix Summon
    x)Infinite Gysahl Greens
   xi)Max Gil
  xii)Junction Bug-Both magic together
 xiii)Auto-Pilot Ragnarok
  xiv)Timber Magazine
   xv)Finding Ragnarok In Disc 4
  xvi)UFO Sighting
 xvii)Fragments Of the Pot
xviii)Occult Fan Magazines
  xix)Location of CC members
   xx)Card Queen in Disc 4
  xxi)Getting Chicobo Card
 xxii)Hidden Save Point
 xxiv)Easy Gergero.
  xxv)Obel Lake Mystery
 xxvi)GameShark Codes
10)Song Lyrics
    i)Eyes On Me    [Lyric]
   ii)Liberi Fatali [Lyrics + Translation]
11)Final Fantasy OST List
12)Frequently Asked Question
-About the Author
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The long, awaited, most anticipated RPGs of 1999 is almost here-the
best and latest masterpiece from the most,respected companies in the
gaming industry, that is Square. No other companies can ever come as
close as Square, it's RPG set track records in the Japanese market,
and established Sony as the King of the console market leader, putting
all the other consoles to a shame. Dreamcast will never be able to take
over PlayStation, especially with Final Fantasy 8 coming along this
year, and known to be another rumor, FF9 will come next year early in
Japan and is somehow to be believed to be related to 8.After releasing
so many quality RPG games like Xenogears(a very cool sprite-based
anime, cool combats and one of the best storyline that an RPG could
have.), Brave Fencer Musashiden(Square's answer to N64's Zelda, though
unfair to say this, BFM has got some really cool idea that Zelda don't
have.), Parasite Eve (the horror RPG game to show Capcom what Square
could do.) ,Final Fantasy Tactics(the first Square's strategy-RPG
game like the Ogre Battle format, yet more impressive and some cool
features like Jobs.), Saga Frontier(Square's second flapship after
Final Fantasy 7). Besides, Square is getting more and more ambitious,
creating mega non-RPG hits, specifically 3-D fighting like Tobal No.2,
Bushido Blade 2,and the recent fighting game called Ehrgeiz, that even
the best 3-D fighting game maker behind the Tekken and Soul Calibur,
Namco keeps praising Square. To one's knowledge, Square's only rival
for RPG in the Japanese Market was only Enix's DragonQuest series, but
surprisingly, Enix has been keeping quiet for long and Enix hasn't
been releasing an US DQ for almost five years. What happened to Enix's
DragonQuest 7? Nobody knows much about this game and let's just hope
Enix will release more info about DQ7. Enix, take up the challenge
and rival Square. Let the Japanese market booms! Square has managed
to sell over 2 millions copies of Final Fantasy 8 during the first
few days of release in Japan. The question is will Final Fantasy 8 set
a new height for all RPGs and will Final Fantasy 8 able to defeat
Final Fantasy 7? Recent release of sales target that Final Fantasy 8
has sold over 3.6 millions in Japan, about 0.6 million more than Final
Fantasy 7 in Japan. With such overwhelming response in Japan, I am
sure Final Fantasy 8 will be another mega-hit game just like Final
Fantasy 7. SquareSoft, what happened to Chrono Trigger 2 and a new
Seiken Densetsu - Secret of Mana? And what about sequels to Brave
Fencer Musashi and Xenogears? Hope Square will continue producing
top-quality games.

2)CHARACTER:Friend or Foe?
These are the list of the characters that you will encounter during
your adventure, plus a general informations about them.
2.I)Squall's Party
Name       :Squall Leonhart
Age        :17
Sex        :Male
Height     :177cm
Blood Type :AB
Birth      :23th August
Weapon     :GunBlade
Description:Candidate of the special elite force SeeD, belonging to
            Balamb Garden. A top student who has overcame all the
            training and exercises with ease,possessing great battle
            ability potentials, with a special weapon called the
            GunBlade.A very unsociable and often depressed student.
            Still, he possesses a very great charm,and often attracts
            attention from others though he tries to be alone.

Name       :Rinoa Heartilly
Age        :17
Sex        :Female
Height     :163cm
Blood Type : ?
Birth      :3rd March
Weapon     :Blaster Edge
Description:A very cheerful energetic girl belonging to a resistance
            organisation, "Forest Owl". A girl that does everything
            with enthusiasm. She has a straightforward character, and
            sensitive to others. She is not someone who restricts
            herself. She's honest about her feelings and speaks up
            her mind, in contrast to Squall.
Name       :Quistis Trepe
Age        :18
Sex        :Female
Height     :172cm
Blood Type :A
Birth      :4th'October
Weapon     :Chain Whip
Description:A SeeD member of Balamb Garden, and an instructor of
            Squall. Entering Garden at the age of 10 and getting
            into SeeD at the age of 15, she became the youngest
            SeeD, and qualified as an instructor at the age of 17.
            An elite of elites. Having both talent and beauty, she
            even has a fan club established by her fans, mainly from
            students. Still, there are also some instructors, also
            her colleague who thinks that she lacks of experiences
            because of her age and has not experience many setbacks.

Name       :Zell Dincht
Age        :17
Sex        :Male
Height     :168cm
Blood Type :B
Birth      :17th March
Weapon     :Gloves
Description:Another SeeD candidate in Balamb Garden like Squall. Known
            as 'Wild Zell' in his town Balamb, he is kind and
            righteous. However, he speaks without thinking, often
            giving others a bad impression. He knows how to adapt to
            changes. As a frequent rule-breaker, he is often marked by
            the discipline committee.

Name       :Selphie Tilmitt
Age        :17
Sex        :Female
Height     :157cm
Blood Type :B
Birth      :16th July
Weapon     :Nunchaku
Description:A SeeD canditate transferred from Trabia to Balamb garden.
            Carefree and energetic, she took over the position of
            Garden Feast Comittee when she arrived at Balamb. Her
            mobility often drags others into action, without a chance
            for them to protest. Her slow talking is actually a cover
            to many sharp opinions inside, and this can show in urgent
            situations. Because of her personalities, she may appear
            to be a natural simpleton, but is a type of girl that does
            things very carefully.

Name       :Irvine Kinneas
Age        :18
Sex        :Male
Height     :185cm
Blood Type :A
Birth      :24th'November
Weapon     :Gun
Description:A sniper belonging to Galbadia Garden, joins the party on
            a mission order. While he has great markmanship, his self-
            confidence allows him to flirt with other girls, often
            dislikes by other guys, out of jealousy. But the truth is,
            this is just his way of overcoming pressure on his delicate
            , glass-brittle sense. Totally opposite of what he appears
            to be, a deep lonely sniper...This is the true man who
            protects himself with a false loose front. In addition, he
            hides a big secret in his heart. The key to Squall and
            gangs' long-forgotten past...
2.II)Laguna Party
Name       :Laguna Loire
Age        :27
Sex        :Male
Height     :181cm
Blood Type :B
Birth      :3rd'Jan
Weapon     :Machine Gun
Description:A soldier belonging to Galbadia army. A very careless guy
            who often lost his way in missions, brings the wrong maps
            etc...totally not cut out to be a soldier. His dream is to
            be a journalist, so he travels around the world with his
            partners. A very determinded character. Connected to Squall
            in a weird dream...

Name       :Kiros Seagill
Age        :23
Sex        :Male
Height     :191cm
Blood Type :O
Birth      :6th'July
Weapon     :Cutter
Description:Laguna's comrade Galbadia soldier.An advisor for Laguna.
            His slim figure and brown skin gives him exotic atmosphere,
            but he has a private dress sense that others often cannot

Name       :Ward Zabac
Age        :25
Sex        :Male
Height     :217cm
Blood Type :25th'Feb
Birth      :A
Weapon     :Harpoon
Description:He's also one of Laguna's pal and comrade, just like Kiros.
            Beneath that rough appearance he is a very nice person.

2.III)Other Character
Name       :Seifer Almasy
Age        :18
Sex        :Male
Height     :188cm
Blood Type :A
Birth      :22nd'December
Weapon     :GunBlade
Description:Another candidate of SeeD in Balamb Garden who is one year
            older than Squall. Possesses great potentials and high
            fighting abilities with an automatic GunBlade.Having a
            personalities with a passion to fight, he sometimes dis-
            obeyed his orders. A very self-centred person,and the urge
            to defeat Squall.

Name       :Edea
Age        :???
Sex        :Female
Height     :???
Blood Type :???
Birth      :???
Weapon     :None(Astral Punch)
Description:In ancient times, witches has been regarded as the object
            of fear and terror. The world was at peace since the last
            witch disappeared....But as the next witch, Edea, breaking
            the silence, appeared in Galbadia,and declared war on the
Name       :Raijin
Age        :18
Sex        :Male
Height     :???
Blood Type :???
Birth      :???
Weapon     :???
Description:A very faithful loyal follower and friend of Seifer...
            Often bullied by Seifer and Fuujin. Despite his rough and
            tough appearance, he is one who is more of a weakling and

Name       :Fujin
Age        :17
Sex        :Female
Height     :???
Blood Type :???
Birth      :???
Weapon     :???
Description:A beautiful silvery-haired girl who is an unbelievable
            fanatic follower of Seifer. Quiet person. Perhaps she
            have been secretly in love with Seifer...? Who knows?

Name       :Cid Kramer
Age        :40
Sex        :Male
Height     :???
Blood Type :???
Birth      :???
Weapon     :None
Description:Cid, founder of SeeD and Garden, aimed to cultivate the
            best soldiers in the world. But what is the real intention
            of establishing SeeD?....

Name       :Raine Loire
Age        :???
Sex        :Female
Height     :???
Blood Type :???
Birth      :???
Weapon     :None
Description:The owner of a pub in winhill village. She takes care of
            Laguna, who was heavily injure then, for half a year.
            Laguna, Ellione and her stayed together like a family,
            but knowing that Laguna is a wanderer, and because of her
            shyness, she does not express her affections for Laguna.

Name       :Ellone
Age        :???
Sex        :Female
Height     :???
Blood Type :???
Birth      :???
Weapon     :None
Description:A girl who stays in the village of Winhill and have lost
            her parents since young when a group of soldiers attacked
            the village. She was then taken care of by her neighbour,
            Raine since then.

Name       :Sant' Angelo de Roma
Age        :2
Sex        :Female
Height     :55cm
Birth      :13th'Dec
Blood Type :??? What type of blood type do dogs have?
Weapon     :None
Favourite  :White Chocolate, Sushi, Apple, Yogurt, Peanut Butter
Dislike    :Dog Food, Spicy Food
Description:Rinoa's pet dog. Being very protective towards her master.

Name       :Chocobo
Age        :???
Sex        :???
Height     :???
Blood Type :??? Do chocobos like dogs have blood type?
Birth      :???
Weapon     :None
Favourite  :Green
Dislike    :Fighting
Description:You should know what a chocobo is...

Welcome to the basic tutorial section. You will find many valuable tips
and hints that you are going to need to master Final Fantasy VIII.
Enjoy reading this faq!!!

3.I)Miscellanous Information

~~~Playing the Game~~~

Point the cursor at the first Option [NEW GAME] and enter your decision
with the Circle button. By clicking on the option below the [New Game],
you will be able to reload your save data. Each slot of the game allows
you to save up to 15 game saves. Press the directional buttons to view
different saves data.

Note:Saving your game on different memory locations will show different
     icons in your PlayStation memory card menu.

~~~Changing of Disc Warning~~~

Do NOT turn off your Playstation Console. Just open the Playstation
cover and pop in the next disc when the screen shows up and the game
will automatically resume itself.

Note:Each time before the changing of Disc,you will be prompted to

Note:If your PlayStation has a mod chip, when you change disc, a sign
     will show up saying that your machine has been modified, and
     further playing will be stopped.

Note:The mod chip protection is only for the Japanese version, not
     the US version.

~~~Saving the game~~~

You can only save the game when you are at the world map, or at a save
point or during the changing of discs. To save when you are at the
world map or at the save point, just click the last option, which is
save. Some save points might be hidden, and can only be revealed with
the Move/Find command.

~~~Draw Point~~~

Don't bother looking for treasure chests since you won't be able to
find one. But do lookout for magazines lying around the place, for
most of them are of importance. There are only three ways to collect
magics, draw from enemies, use G.F abilities to make magics and the
last one is of course, collect from draw points. Now, i shall explain
what draw point means. You will be able to collect magic along the way
in the form of pink colour clouds, known as Draw Points. Like the Save
Point, some of these Draw Points might be hidden too. Draw Points can
exist in certain parts of the world map also. To draw the magic, the
character must have a G.F and the Draw command equipped. Press circle
and you will be able to choose the character to draw the magic. The
magic picked up will be stocked by the character. Draw Points have
fixed positions and turns white when the magic has been picked up.
Wait for some time and you will be able to draw up the magic from the
same spot again, mainly a few times after fighting some enemies or
clearing some events, or simply moving around to another place. Some
Draw Points recover faster, whereas some are more slower. On the other
hand, there are some draw points that never seems to recover.

Note:If a character is not junctioned with the Draw command, he or she
     cannot pick up the magic.


Firstly, you won't be able to earn money, even from defeating bosses
or enemies. The only ways are to sit for tests, earn your ranks to get
your salary. You get your 'salary' after a certain length of walking
and how much you get each time depends on your SeeD ranking. The higher
he ranking, you get a higher 'salary'. You can also earn your ranks
through special events, such as performing well in a mission etc.
Taking tests are a quick way to raise your SeeD levels, but note that
if you degraded your performance, your SeeD ranking can also drop.
Under certain important events, depending on what you do, it can
also adjusts your SeeD ranking up or down.


The next thing about Exp is that no matter how, you won't be able to
earn your exp through fighting bosses, only through enemies.Each time
you earned a new Lv, you will need another 1000 exp to advance through
the next level. AP is the exp needed for a Guardian Force to learn a
new ability. For example, if an ability needs 40AP,then you will need
40AP to complete the ability.

Note:If you escape during a battle, you can gain a portion of exp,
     provided you have done some damage to your enemies. However, no
     AP will be gain.

Note:The character (or G.F.) who delivers the finishing attack will get
     an exp bonus.

Note:For more information, please read the test.

Note:For more information, please read the Guardian Force and
     the Junction.

Note:Unlike FF7, if your character is not inside the main party, he or
     she will not be able to earn any experiences.

~~~Boarding a bus,train,or even rent a car!~~~

Riding a car requires 3500Gil. Though expensive and quite worthless as
the car might run out of fuel and stop moving,it is sometimes useful
for long trips, especially if you want to avoid enemies. If you drive
a car into the town, it is considered returning back. And remember, you
are renting the car, it may run out of fuel anytime and won't be able
to move, end up more slower than walking. Though the renting of cars
may be a cool feature, it may end up as a wastage of gils.

There are lots of train stations stationed around the world map.
Sometimes, you will see trains coming in and out of these railways.
To board a train, it will stop at one of these stations. Immediately,
press circle and you will be asked if you would like to board the
train for 3500gil to these destinations, if yes, you will sit on the
train. Cool, isn't it?

While in Deling City, Galbadia, you will see buses driving in and out.
When the bus stops,simply talk to the guy near the station and you
will be able to board the bus for free to tour round the place. And
besides, boarding the bus is free, so you don't have to spent a single
gil. The buses will stop at different bus stations in the city.Press X
if you want to get off the bus. And what's even more cooler is that
the buses are two-way.

Note:A train can be ride only in the Balamb and the Galbadia continent

Note:Buses is only availiable in Deling City, Galbadia.

Note:Cars can be rented in almost all towns, except for a few.

~~~Balamb Train Specifications Exclusive Information!!!~~~
Trains are used to move from city to city. It is a gray train with
curvaceousness. You can see railways in Balamb and Galbadia Continent
One of the trains is double-decked while another one looks very old
shaped like a steam locomotive. There is even a special train for SeeD
cadet's exclusive use.

Name         :TEMPEST    (TTS-II with turbo shaft engine)
Length       :144 metres (Estimated the length of 6 cars)
Width        :4.3 metres
Height       :6.1 metres
Maximum speed:260 kilometres per hour (km/h)
Weight       :313 tonnes
Capacity     :360 passenger

~~~Dual Shock Support~~~

All Dual shock owners will be very pleased to here that Final Fantasy
VIII supports Dual Shock. You will be able to feel every single blow
that your inflict on your enemies, even the summoning of Guardian
Force or using Squall's R1 add-on extra hit during normal attacks.


Final Fantasy 8 will be the first game in Japan to support Sony's
latest portable PDA, PocketStation. You can play the "Odekake Chocobo
RPG" on the PDA, finding rare items that you cannot find in the game

Sorry! I hasn't seen nor played the PDA before, but i have seen an
image of this portable system in the internet. Looks cool!.

For more information on PDA, please read the frequently-asked-question.

A bad New!
I heard that Sony might not release PDA to the states. What does that
mean? That means that there must be a possibity that the US version of
Final Fantasy VIII might not have "Odekate Chocobo RPG", and that means
that compare to the Japanese version, the US version will have one less
mini-game. Will Square will do something to replace the PDA? Please
pray for the release of PDA in the United States. We want "Odekate
Chocobo RPG"! But, luckily, the US version has PocketStation
compatibility but the problem is when will the PocketStation reach
the States.


Unlike the tradition FFs, there won't be anymore magic shop. In FF8,
you can only find item and weapon shops (known as Junk Shops), a few
other shops such as Pet Shop, Gift Shop, Book Shop etc. I don't need
to talk more about item shop. Okay, Junk Shop allows you to tune up
your weapon. Also note that there aren't any armour shop. Please
refer to the advanced tutorial section.

~~~Parallel Level~~~

In FF VIII, like Romancing SaGa and SaGa Frontier, all enemies and
bosses rises in levels as your party's average level rises.

Higher levels for enemies doesn't just affect their physical fighting
abilities, but it also affects the magic you can draw from them, the
items you can steal from them, the items they would drop after a
battle etc. So, by using the Level Up/Down command from Tonberry King

Because of this Parallel Level system, it is possible to clear the
game even at low levels,if you can effectively make use of your
junctioning.In fact, it provides more challenging gameplay in a sense,
if you go for low-level clearing.

Dengeki PlayStation (a Japanese PlayStation magazine) shows this stats
at the end of disc 3:Squall at level 7, Zell level 8, Irvine level 13,
Quistis level 8, Rinoa level 11, Selphie level 8.

It might look unbelievable, but anyone will be able to do it.

3.II)Main Button Configuration
The configurations shown below applies to the Japanese version only!
The US version has a different default controller configuration.

-Directional Button
Field Screen      1)Moves around the Field.
World Map Screen  2)Moves around the world map.
Menu Screen       3)Moves the cursor and select the options in the
Battle Screen     4)Moves the cursor to select the commands during

-Start Button
Field Screen      1)Pause the game and provides the Help Function
                    to turn on/off the vibration.
World Map Screen  2)Pause the game and provides the Help Function
                    to turn on/off the vibration.
Menu Screen       3)No uses.
Battle Screen     4)Pause the game and provides the Help Function
                    to turn on/off the vibration.

-Select Button
Field Screen      1)No uses.
World Map Screen  2)Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
                    (Globe View,Flat Map,Enlarged Full Screen Map)
Menu Screen       3)No uses.
Battle Screen     4)When hold, make the window disappear.

-Circle Button
Field Screen      1)Talk to people.
                  2)Draw magic from Draw Point.
                  3)Use to examine items, examine a ladder etc.
(When in Shop)    4)Confirm the selected commands.
                  5)Confirm the selected items to buy, sell.
World Map Screen  6)No uses.
Main Menu Screen  7)Confirm selected command.
Battle Screen     8)Confirm selected command.

-X Button
Field Screen      1)No uses.
World Map         2)No uses.
Menu Screen       3)Cancel the commands.
Battle Screen     4)Cancel the commands.

-Square Button
Field Screen      1)Challenge opponents to play the Card Game.
                    Available after receiving the cards from the man
                    near the elevator of 2nd Floor of Garden Accademy.
World Map Screen  2)Lock your screen rotation in the world map.
Menu Screen       3)Discard Magic.
Battle Screen     4)To do extra damage for the G.F while holding select
                    and tap Square rapidly.Available once the 'Ouen'
                    ability is learn for that particular G.F.

-Triangle Button
Field Screen      1)Activates the Menu Screen.
World Map Screen  2)Activates the Menu Screen.
Menu Screen       3)No uses.
Battle Screen     4)Switch parties members.

-L1 Button
Field Screen      1)No uses.
World Map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
Menu Screen       3)Switches target character/G.F. (Right Direction)
                  4)Switches language from Katakana, Hiragana, English
                    during input your character's name. (toward left)
Battle Screen     5)Uses to turn on/off the help target command.

-L2 Button
Field Screen      1)No uses.
World map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
Menu Screen       3)No uses.
Battle Screen     4)Escape from battles. (Hold together with R2 button)

-R1 Button
Field Screen      1)No uses.
World Map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
Menu Screen       3)Switches target character/G.F. (left direction)
                  4)Switches language from Katakana, Hiragana, English
                    during input your character's name. (Toward right)
Battle Screen     5)Triggers Squall's and Seifer's gunblade power.

-R2 Button
Field Screen      1)No uses.
World map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
Menu Screen       3)No uses.
Battle Screen     4)Escape from battles. (Hold together with L2 button)

3.III)Vehicle Configuration
Cars are your basic vehicle in FFVIII and these are the configurations.

Square :Moves your vehicle forward.
X      :Moves your vehicle backward.
Circle :Get in/ Get Out of vehicle.
R1     :Changes the camera view.
Select :Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
        (Globe View, Flat Map, Enlarged Full Screen Map)

Note:Rented cars have limited fuel and fuels will run out after
     travelling for sometime, and your car will be unable to move
     once fuel is run out.

Note:Cars are able to go through forests, deserts, but not rivers or
     seas. Going through uneven terrain like forests, deserts will
     cause your car to go more slower than when on usual flat land.

Note:You won't encounter any enemies while in a car.

3.IV)Chocobo Configuration
Finally, our main star is back. In FFVIII, you can also ride on this
tiny yellow bird.

L-Analog:Moves the chocobo.
R-Analog:No uses.
D-pad   :Moves the chocobo.
Circle  :Unboard the Chocobo.
R1      :Changes the camera view.
Select  :Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
         (Globe View, Flat Map, Enlarged Full Screen Map)

Note:Unlike special chocobos in FFVII, there is no chocobo breeding
     in FFVIII, and the chocobos you catch on the chocobo forest
     only allows you to run on land and cross shallow waters. There's
     no gold chocobos so don't expect a chocobo that can climb hill,
     cross oceans.

Note:Everytime, you ride on the mother chocobo, a small chocobo will
     be there behind you.

Note:Once you unboard your chocobo, your chocobo will run away.

Note:You won't encounter any enemies while riding a chocobo.

3.V)Balamb Garden Configuration
It looks really strange that the whole Balamb Garden could fly, but...
never mind. Here's the configuration.

L-Analog:Turn the direction(in full 360 degrees).
R-Analog:Moves forward/backward on land/sea.
Square  :Moves forward on land/sea.
X       :Moves backward on land/sea.
Circle  :Board/Unboard on land/shore only.
Triangle:Go inside Balamb Garden. Talking to the driver in the control
         room and select the first option to reorganize your party.
R1      :Changes camera view.
Select  :Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
         (Globe View, Flat Map, Enlarged Full Screen Map)

Note:As Balamb Garden has very poor mobility, it is impossible to
     cross high terrains like cliffs, hills. Neither can it cross the
     oceans, except on shallow water.

3.VI)Ragnarok Configuration
L-Analog     :Raise/Descend(Altitude).
R-Analog     :Move foward/backward.
Up/Down      :Raise/Descend(Altitude).
Right/Left   :Changes the direction of the Ragnarok is facing.
R2           :Changes camera view.
Square       :Move Forward
X            :Move Backward
Circle       :Get In/Out the Ragnarok.
Select       :Opens World Map (Globe View,Flat View,Full View)
Triangle     :Enter Ragnarok.
Auto-Pilot   :When you are flying a Ragnarok, press select to go to the
              full view of the world map, then select any destination,
              for example, point the cursor over to Galbadia, you will
              see two options available. Choose the first option by
              pressing circle and Ragnarok will travel automatically
              without any manual control.

Note:Auto-Pilot only work in areas that are labelled in the world map.
     Examples of area that does not work are WarShip Island, Centra
     Ruin, Cave of Fire, Timber Lake and all Chocobo Forests etc.

Note:Ragnarok will stop when it reach the desired destination.

Tips:To regain control of Ragnarok,press X.

~~~Ragnarok Specifications Exclusive Information!!!~~~
~Super High Mobility Flying Ship "RAGNAROK"~
Made of red body, with the word 'ESTHAR' visible on the body,
Ragnarok was made more than twenty years ago. It was highly regarded
as one of the strongest flying ships. It was reportedly made secretly
in an unknown country. There are at least 2 or more such flying ships
of the same kind, with different markings.

Highest Output:3450t
Lowest  Output:2850t
Total   Length:108m
Total   Height:54m (Landing)
		   65m (Cruising)
Total   Weight:2,850 ton (Without Propellant, Charge and Occupants)
               3,134 ton (1/3 Propellant, Full Charge and Occupant)
               3,450 ton (Full Propellant, Full Charge and Occupant)
Total Wingspan:77m
Main  Weapon  :609mm Electron Particle Beam x 1
Sub   Weapon  :152mm multi-barrel Laser x 2
Main  Engine  :Reaction-Type 12-Level Compressor Turbine
               (Power output 22500kg) x 2
Sub   Engine  :Reaction-Type 6-Level Compressor Turbine
               (Power output 24800kg) x 4
Occupant      :4 crews
               (Navigator, wireless operator, cannoneer, and a cox)
             =>Able to carry more than 10 occupants.
Top Speed     :11.8km/s, 708km/min, 42480km/h
             =>Second cosmic velocity;can launch a rocket into space.

These options are arranged according to the main menu.
|Junction:    |Allows you to junction G.Fs.,magics,commands,and        |
|             |abilities.                                              |
|Magic        |Allows you to view your stocked magics,arranged magics  |
|             |for your characters.                                    |
|Item         |Allows you to view,use,arrange items.                   |
|Status       |Allows you to view your characters' statistics,Special  |
|             |arts,affection rating etc.                              |
|G.F.         |Allows you to view your G.F statistics,choose and learn |
|             |new abilities,affection rating etc.                     |
|Ability      |Allows you to use G.F menu abilities like make magics,  |
|             |change card etc.                                        |
|Switch       |Allows you to change your party members.                |
|Card         |Allows you to view the statistics of your card library. |
|Configuration|Allows you to adjust the game setting.                  |
|Tutorial     |Allows you to sit for tests and has a very precise guide|
|             |that talks about the basic rules of FFVIII.             |
|Save         |Allows you to save your game.                           |

Once noticeably look of FF8 is the overall presentation of the main
menu. And I have to say it is much more presentable than FF7. Not only
are the battle window smaller and the magic trading, more user-friendly,
but the main menu has undergone some changes, giving you a new look.
I will talk about the main menu. Have you ever getting tired of using
the PHS too often in FF7 and switching party all the time, just to give
the type of materia you want for your character?Are you fustrated by
having to rearrange all the materia again,specifically when Yuffie
returns you all your materia?

|HELP                                              |              |
|Item window                                       | Junction     |
|__________________________________________________|              |
   ______________________________________________  |>Item         |
  |STATUS                                        | |              |
  | Zell       LV 100    HP:9999 / 9999          | | Magic        |
  |----------------------------------------------| |              |
  |STATUS                                        | | Status       |
  | Squall     LV 100    HP:9999 / 9999          | |              |
  |----------------------------------------------| | G.F.         |
  |STATUS                                        | |              |
  | Rinoa      LV 100    HP:9999 / 9999          | | Ability      |
  |----------------------------------------------| |              |
  |  Irvine                 Quistis              | | Switch       |
  | LV 43 HP1863         LV 45 HP 1941           | |              |
  |                                              | | Card         |
  |                                              | |              |
  |  Selphie                                     | | Configuration|
  | LV 48 HP1954                                 | |              |
  |                                              | | Tutorial     |
  |                                              | |              |
  |                                              | | Save         |
  |______________________________________________| |______________|
 _________________________________________________ |PLay71:12     |
|                                                 ||S.LV.      23 |
|  Island Closest to Hell                         ||  303107    G |

You have seen the main menu.So,what do you think?Is it more easier or
complex than the other Final Fantasies?Now,you can arrange your
equipments,without using the switch menu,even if the other three
members are not in the main party.Confused???

4.I)Junction Menu
    __________________________________________________| Junction   |
   |Notice >Junction   Remove   Priority  Ability     |  Window    |
    |Help Junction Option                                         |
 _________                                               __________
| PHOTO   |     SQUALL                                  |Command   |
|  OF     |                                             |Attack    |
| SQUALL  |     Lv 100                                  |Magic     |
|         |                                             |Draw      |
|_________|     HP 9999/9999                            |G.F.      |
Total  EXP:   99000P
Next Level:       0P
| HP         Ultima       9999   S ATK     S DEF   E ATK   E DEF    |
| Strength   Aura          255   Dexterity Triple            57     |
| Stamina    Life 2        121   Evasion   Water             13%    |
| Magic      Gravity       136   Hit Rate  Double           225%    |
| Spirit     Cure 3         92   Luck      ---------------   22     |

  List of Abbreviation
 |S ATK:Status Attack    |    Does the screen 'stun' you?
 |S DEF:Status Defense   |    Is it complex?
 |E ATK:Elemental Attack |    Never mind!
 |E Def:Elemental Defense|    I will explain everything very detailed
 |_______________________|    below.

|Name            |         What it mean?                               |
|HP              |It shows the max HP of your character.               |
|Strength        |It shows the strength of your physical attack.       |
|Stamina         |It shows the defense power against physical attacks. |
|Magic           |It shows the magic power of the character.The higher |
|                |it is,you will cause more damage when using a magic, |
|                |as well as drawing more magic from an enemy at one   |
|		     |time.	Also determines recovery magic.                |
|Spirit          |It shows the defense power against status attacks    |
|                |and magic attacks.                                   |
|Dexterity       |The higher your speed value, the faster the          |
|                |character's ATB charges.                             |
|Evasion         |The % chance of dodging physical attacks.            |
|Hit Rate        |The chance of hitting your enemy using physical      |
|                |attacks.The type of weapon you carried also affect   |
|                |the hit rate.Refer to advanced tutorial on weapon    |
|                |upgrading.Also known as accuracy in some guides.     |
|Luck            |The luck of your character.Affect the chances of     |
|                |enemies dropping an item,as well as the chances of   |
|                |stealing an item.                                    |
|Status Attack   |Ability to cause status disorder to your enemy,      |
|                |depending on the type of magic junctioned.           |
|Status Defense  |Ability to be protected from a certain status dis-   |
|                |order,depending on the type of magic junctioned.     |
|Elemental ATK   |Add certain elemental,like fire to your attack.      |
|Elemental DEF   |Add certain elemental,like fire to your defence.     |
|                |Recieve as min damage from such elemental attacks    |
|                |from your enemy,regardless it is physical or magics. |
|                |Able to nulify the elemental attack to gain some HP, |
|                |if elemental def is very high.                       |

Junction Magics Chart-Contributed By Scott Ong
The chart is taken from Scott Ong<kangning@mbox5.singnet.com.sg>'s
faq. The statistics below are based on 100x magic. For example,
100x Aero will increase a character's HP by 300 if you junction Aero
to his or her HP. Now, everything is Mathematics again! So, what if
you junction 50x Aero to HP? Simple enough, HP will rise by 150
instead. And, if you just junction 1x Aero to HP, HP will rise by only
3. Get the idea?
| Name       | HP  | Str | Vit  | Mag  | Spr | Spd | Eva | Hit  | Luck |
| Aero       | 300 |  17 |  10  |  16  | 10  | 20  |  8  |  22  |  15  |
| Apocalypse |4200 |  80 |  80  |  80  | 90  | 30  | 12  |  30  |  30  |
| Aura       |3400 |  70 |  22  |  24  | 24  | 10  |  2  |  50  |  40  |
| Berserk    | 300 |  13 |   8  |  14  |  8  |  5  |  2  |   4  |   3  |
| Bio        | 700 |  24 |  15  |  24  | 15  |  5  |  2  |   4  |   4  |
| Blind      | 100 |   6 |   5  |  12  | 10  |  3  |  2  |  30  |   2  |
| Blizzard   | 100 |  10 |   4  |  10  |  4  |  8  |  3  |  10  |   8  |
| Blizzara   | 200 |  15 |   8  |  15  |  8  | 12  |  4  |  16  |  12  |
| Blizzaga   |1400 |  30 |  16  |  30  | 16  | 14  |  4  |  20  |  14  |
| Break      |1000 |  20 |  20  |  34  | 35  | 10  |  4  |  10  |  12  |
| Cure       | 200 |   4 |  15  |   4  | 15  |  3  |  2  |   2  |   2  |
| Cura       | 500 |   8 |  28  |   8  | 28  |  4  |  2  |   3  |   3  |
| Curaga     |2200 |  20 |  65  |  20  | 65  | 10  |  4  |  10  |  10  |
| Confuse    | 700 |  22 |  18  |  28  | 18  | 18  |  4  |   8  |   8  |
| Death      |1800 |  22 |  22  |  38  | 58  | 10  |  4  |  10  |  38  |
| Demi       |1600 |  34 |  18  |  36  | 18  | 12  |  4  |  14  |  10  |
| Dispel     |1000 |  12 |  36  |  16  | 60  |  8  |  4  |   8  |  14  |
| Double     | 200 |  15 |   6  |  18  |  6  | 10  |  4  |  40  |   2  |
| Drain      | 400 |  13 |  30  |  20  | 24  |  6  |  2  |   5  |   4  |
| Esuna      | 500 |   6 |  36  |  12  | 36  |  3  |  2  |   3  |  10  |
| Fire       | 100 |  10 |   4  |  10  |  4  |  8  |  3  |  10  |   8  |
| Fira       | 200 |  15 |   8  |  15  |  8  | 12  |  4  |  16  |  12  |
| Firaga     |1400 |  30 |  16  |  30  | 16  | 14  |  4  |  20  |  14  |
| Flare      |3200 |  56 |  26  |  44  | 26  | 12  |  4  |  26  |  12  |
| Float      | 200 |   8 |  15  |   8  | 15  | 16  |  4  |  12  |  20  |
| Full-Life  |4800 |  20 |  80  |  20  | 85  |  8  |  4  |   8  |  20  |
| Haste      | 500 |  12 |  16  |  20  | 20  | 50  |  8  |  10  |  10  |
| Holy       |3800 |  55 |  28  |  45  | 48  | 10  |  8  |  24  |  14  |
| Life       |1200 |   8 |  50  |  10  | 50  |  4  |  2  |   3  |   4  |
| Meltdown   |1500 |  24 |  80  |  20  | 20  |  3  |  2  |  12  |   8  |
| Meteor     |4600 |  75 |  34  |  52  | 34  | 30  | 12  |  40  |  22  |
| Pain       |2800 |  42 |  36  |  60  | 45  |  4  |  2  |   4  |  40  |
| Protect    | 400 |   6 |  40  |  10  | 18  |  3  |  2  |   3  |  14  |
| Quake      |2600 |  40 |  20  |  40  | 20  |  7  |  3  |  30  |  12  |
| Reflect    |2000 |  14 |  46  |  20  | 72  | 10  |  4  |   8  |  16  |
| Regen      |2600 |  18 |  70  |  18  | 60  |  8  |  4  |  12  |   8  |
| Scan       | 100 |   5 |   5  |   5  |  5  |  3  |  2  |   3  |   3  |
| Shell      | 400 |   6 |  18  |  10  | 40  |  3  |  2  |   3  |  14  |
| Sleep      | 100 |   6 |   5  |   8  | 10  |  4  |  4  |   3  |   2  |
| Slow       | 500 |  12 |  16  |  20  | 20  | 40  |  8  |  10  |  10  |
| Stop       | 800 |  18 |  20  |  30  | 24  | 48  | 10  |  20  |  10  |
| Thunder    | 100 |  10 |   4  |  10  |  4  |  8  |  3  |  10  |   8  |
| Thundara   | 200 |  15 |   8  |  15  |  8  | 12  |  4  |  16  |  12  |
| Thundaga   |1400 |  30 |  16  |  30  | 16  | 14  |  4  |  20  |  14  |
| Triple     |2400 |  70 |  10  |  70  | 10  | 70  | 16  | 150  |  30  |
| Tornado    |3000 |  48 |  24  |  42  | 24  | 33  | 13  |  38  |  14  |
| Ultima     |6000 | 100 |  82  | 100  | 95  | 60  | 24  |  60  |  64  |
| Water      | 300 |  20 |  14  |  18  | 14  | 12  |  4  |  18  |  13  |
| Zombie     | 800 |  15 |  24  |  15  | 12  |  2  |  1  |   2  |   2  |

Credit:Refer to <fuuie@oldcrows.net> junction FAQ also. His faq has a
       table value of all junction magics and he has made a very clear
       and detailed explanation on junctioning.

4.I.I)Junction Menu
<Junction>   <Remove>   <Priority>   <Ability>

By clicking on these options will lead to another sub-menu.


<G.F.>  <Magic>

G.F. :Allows junctioning/dejunctioning of your character with G.F.s.
Magic:Allows junctioning/dejunctioning of your character magics to
      boost your character stats.

Pressing the Square button while you junction your GF will allow you to
view the abilities of what the G.F. has completed.

Here is what you will see when you are selecting G.Fs.
|G.F Page 1    |G.F Page 2     | Here's the layout of the G.Fs.Press
|______________|_______________| Circle to select the G.Fs and X to
|Queztalcoatl  |Brothers       | return.If the character has been
|Shiva         |Diablo         | equipped,you will see a symbol next
|Ifrit         |Carbunkle      | to the name of the G.F,indicating
|Siren         |Leviathan      | that you cannot equip the G.F another
|______________|_______________| time.Each G.F can only be equipped to
|G.F Page 3    |G.F Page 4     | a single person only,not more than one.
|______________|_______________| Make full use of the direction pad,
|Pandamonium   |Bahamut        | left and right to switch pages.Once
|Cerberos      |Sabotender     | a G.F is being equipped,you can now
|Alexander     |Master Tonberry| junction magics,equipped commands.For
|Grasharboras  |Eden           | more informations,please read below.


<Magic>  <All>

Magic:Remove all the magics that are junctioned.
All  :Remove all G.Fs,junctioned abilities, and magics.

Note:In both cases,your character stats will decrease and revert back to
     the characters' current base value.


Note:This option is almost identical to the <Magic> in the first option,
     except instead of choosing your own magic,the CPU will arrange for
     you,according to the three types of priority you want.Use these
     settings wisely.

<Attack>  <Magic>  <Defence>

Attack:Maximises Strength,Dexterity,and Evasion.
Magic :Maximises Magic,Dexterity,and HP.
HP    :Maximises HP,Stamina,and Spirit.

Note:To select the character you want,press L1 or R1.

Note:The three options after G.F won't be accessible unless your
     character is equipped with at least 1 G.F.

4.I.II)Junction Menu

~~~Junctioning Status or Elemental ATK/DEF~~~

When you are in the junction menu,click on magic option.You will see the
screen below.
    __________________________________________________| Junction   |
   |Notice >Junction|        G.F           >Magic     |  Window    |
    |Help Choose the type of magic you want to junction           |
 _________  _______________                              __________
| PHOTO   ||Magic P1    Num|                            |Command   |
|  OF     ||Cure        100|                            |Attack    |
| SQUALL  ||Cure 2      100|                            |Magic     |
|         ||Cure 3      100|                            |Draw      |
|_________||Ultima      100|                            |G.F.      |
 __________|_______________|                            |__________|
|<<S ATK/DEF <E Atk/DEF    |
|>HP         Ultima       9999   S ATK    S DEF   E ATK   E DEF    |
| Strength   Aura          255   Speed    Triple            57     |
| Stamina    Life 2        121   Evasion  Water             13%    |
| Magic      Gravity       136   Hit Rate Double           225%    |
| Spirit     Cure 3         92   Luck     ---------------   22     |

By selecting any junction option from the left, eg. HP and all the way
down to Spirit, press Left once. To return back, press right. You will
see a small portion of the screen like this on the bottom left.
  |<S ATK/DEF  >Value         |
  | E ATK  Earth  |ELEMENTAL DEFENSE                 |
  |>E DEF  Fire 3 |  Fire *---50 %    Poison --- 0 % |
  | E DEF  Ice    |  Ice   ---50 %    Wind   --- 0 % |
  |               |  Bolt  --- 0 %    Water  --- 0 % |
  |               |  Earth --- 0 %    Holy   --- 0%  |
|Question|What if I want to view my elemental attack?                  |
|Answer  |Click on the first option, E ATK. You should see the same    |
|        |screen, except the title is now changed to elemental attack. |
|        |The % tells you the strength of E ATK/DEF.                   |
|Note|By clicking on the second and third option, you should see the % |
|    |defense against a particular elemental attack. If a green star,  |
|    |as indicated by * appears, this means that you have reached the  |
|    |ability to absorb the elemental attack, in this case, Fire.      |

|>E ATK/DEF >>Value         |
|>S ATK Silence  |Status Attack                                  |
| S DEF -------- | Instant Death --- 0%     Zombie     --- 0%    |
| S DEF -------- | Poison        --- 0%     Sleep      --- 0%    |
|                | Petrify       --- 0%     Slow       --- 0%    |
|                | Blind         --- 0%     Stop       --- 0%    |
|                | Silence          55%     Confusion  --- 0%    |
|                | Berserk       --- 0%     Absorption --- 0%    |

As for status def, the right-hand side screen is a bit different.
   |                          Zombie     --- 0%    |
   | Instant Death --- 0%     Sleep      --- 0%    |
   | Poison        --- 0%     Slow       --- 0%    |
   | Petrify       --- 0%     Stop       --- 0%    |
   | Blind         --- 0%     Curse      --- 0%    |
   | Silent        --- 0%     Confusion  --- 0%    |
   | Berserk       --- 0%     Absorption --- 0%    |

Tips:Notice the small arrow beside the E/S ATK/DEF. By pressing the
     direction, you will go the screen. Two arrows mean two times.

Tips:Some magics give you one elemental attack/def, whereas
     non-elemental magics like Ultima, Flare give you an all-rounded
     ATK/DEF to various elemental attacks.

Tips:You can unjunction a slot by pressing the Square button.

Note:How many slots of E/S ATK/DEF you can have, depends on what type
     of G.F you equip, to be specific, your G.F ability. For example,
     if you equip a G.F with the ability, elemental defense Jx4
     learned, it will give you four slots to junction any more magics
     to your elemental defense. The same rule applies to status
     ATK/DEF as well.

For all elemental/status, please read below.

4.I.III)Junction Menu


Abilities are essential for your battles and it's best to make full use
of your abilities. There are various types of abilities: Junction,
Command, Character, Party, G.F., Menu.You can junction up to three
Command abilities (upper), and 2-4 Character/Party abilities (lower),
depending on your GF. I will explain them one by one here.

|Name Of Abilities|  Symbol |              Description                 |
|Command          |   (!)   |It allows the character to use special    |
|                 |         |commands during battle. For example,      |
|                 |         |"Recover", "Revive", etc. Each command    |
|                 |         |ability requires one command ability slot.|
|Junction         |   (J)   |It allows you to junction magics to the   |
|                 |         |respective attributes. For example, "HPJ",|
|                 |         |"Str J", etc.Junction abilities do not    |
|                 |         |require any ability slots.                |
|Guardian Force   |  (G.F)  |It enhances a G.F.s power. For example,   |
|                 |         |"GF HP+20%", "Support". Note that such    |
|                 |         |abilites are cumalative, i.e. if you have |
|                 |         |GF HP+20% and GF HP+40% you will get the  |
|                 |         |effect of GF HP+60%.G.F. abilities do not |
|                 |         |require any ability slots.                |
|Character        |   (C)   |It allows your character to use special   |
|                 |         |commands such as Steal, or boast your     |
|                 |         |characters statistics. For example, "Mug" |
|                 |         |, "HP+20%", "HP Bonus". Each character    |
|                 |         |ability requires one Character/Party      |
|                 |         |ability slot. Note that such abilites are |
|                 |         |cumalative, eg. If you junction HP+20% and|
|                 |         |HP+40%, you will get the effect of HP+60%.|
|Menu             |   (M)   |It appears with a "P" beside the ability  |
|                 |         |name. It can allow you to perform various |
|                 |         |commands from the main menu,just below the|
|                 |         |G.F menu in the main menu. For example,   |
|                 |         |"Create Fire Magic", "Call Junk Shop",    |
|                 |         |"Card Change". Menu Abilities does not    |
|                 |         |need any ability slots.                   |
|Party            |   (P)   |It allows special conditions to work for  |
|                 |         |the entire party. For example, "Move/Find"|
|                 |         |, "Encounter Nothing" etc. Each party     |
|                 |         |ability requires one Character/Party      |
|                 |         |ability slot.                             |

I will cover the junctioning of abilities below.

Command   Selection

Attack     |Magic    By clicking the cursor on the right window,you
>          |Draw     able to equip the commands over to the left window.
>          |G.F      For your informations,all G.Fs will always have
>          |Item     these four basic commands,magic,draw,item,and G.Fs
  >        |Recover  when you first get them.
  >        |
  >        |
Table 1.

Here's a brief description for the basic commands:

Attack:Do physical attacks.This is a compulsory command.
Magic :Allows you to use your stocked magics.
Draw  :Allows you to draw magics from enemies,draw points.
G.Fs  :Allows you to summon Guardian Force to battle.
Item  :Allows you to use items.

Now,look at the character(C) ability.You may wonder what are the options
below the commands.These are called character(C) ability from the G.F.
These do not give new commands during the battle,but instead aid you and
improve your stats.For example,when your G.F learns abilities like HP+20%,
Magic+20%,you will be able to equip it.

Commands    Choice
Attack     |Magic+20%
>Magic     |Status Defense+20%
>Draw      |
>G.F       |           By clicking on the cursor to the right,you will
  >HP+20%  |           be able to equip to the left window.
  >        |           Notice that the user equip HP+20%.What do you
  >        |           think will happened to his HP?
Table 2.

Note:The number of character(C) abilities depend on your G.F.Most G.Fs
     can only offer two character(C) ability,while some has Ability x3
     or Ability x4.For example,Bahamut has 4x ability.

Hint:You can actually use Amnesia Grass,and then use 4x ability on your

Tips:Use your creativity to make ability combos, such as Drain at ST
     Attack with Dark Attack, or Cover with Parry,for example,Zombie to
     ST Attack and Recover/Revive is a deadly combo,too.

For more info,pls read battle,draw,G.Fs section etc.

4.II.I)Item Menu
 ___________________________________________________________ |      |
|Notice Use   Arrange   Auto-Arrange  Battle Arrangement    ||Item  |

Use			:Allows the using of items.
Arrange		:Arrange your item yourself.
Auto-Arrange	:Auto arrange of items by your CPU.
Battle Arrangement:Allows you to arrange your item inventory of what it
                   is going to appear during battle.

If you click on auto-arrange,the items will be arranged as follows:

For more info on the various groups of items, please read below.

Here is what is going to be like if you click on Battle Arrangement.
 ___________________________________________________________|      |
|Notice Use   Arrange   Auto-Arrange >Battle Arrangement    |Item  |
   |Help  HP recover by 200                                       |
 Show     |ITEM P1         Num |
 the      | Potion          61 |
selected=>|>Hero's Drink     2 |
 item,    | Elixir          10 |
Eg item A |<Phoenix Down   100>|<=Press Left or Right to view pages.
                                    |ITEM P1         Num |
By clicking on Potion, Eg call it =>|>Potion          61 |
item B. Item A will then switch     | Hero's Drink     2 |
position with item B. In this case, | Elixir          10 |
hero's drink will switch position   |<Phoenix Down   100>|
with Potion.                        |____________________|

This arrangement shows what the item menu will be liked during battle.

The item pages will look similar to your magic pages.
|ITEM P1            NUM. |   To arrange the items,simply point the
|Elixir              10  |   cursor on the top-left screen to the
|Phoenix Down       100  |   bottom-right screen. This will switch
|Hero's Drink         2  |   the positions of the items. Like magic
|Potion             100  |   page, there are a total of 8 pages, each
|________________________|   page can contain only four items.

4.II.II)Classification Of Item
In Final Fantasy VIII, there are a whole, wide range of items for you
to buy, find etc and all these items can be classified into six
different groups, depending on their uses. Here are the six groups.

|Medicine|Recovery items like Phoenix Downs,Potions,Elixirs etc.       |
|G.F     |G.F recovery items and items that allows G.Fs to learn new   |
|        |abilities.                                                   |
|Battle  |Items that are used in the battlefield.Example,Phoenix Tail. |
|Field   |Items that are used in the field,and can only be used at a   |
|        |save point like tents.                                       |
|Bullet  |Bullets are only used by Irvine's special arts.              |
|Junk    |These items cannot be used during battles,but they are a     |
|        |good source of raw materials for weapon tuning up,source of  |
|        |using G.Fs ability to make magics,or some even provides a    |
|        |source of blue magics for Quistis to learn special arts.     |
|        |Examples of such items are magic stones like Sage's stone,or |
|        |items like screws.                                           |
|Magazine|Useful martial arts guides for Zell,teaching Rinoa and Angelo|
|        |new special arts moves,and a guidebook for the list of items |
|        |needed for tuning up weapons.                                |

4.III)Magic Menu
 ______________________________________________|      |
|Notice   Use    Exchange    Get    Arrange    |Magic |

Note:To switch characters,press L1 or R1.

<Use>:Use your stocked magic.

Allows you to exchange and trade magics between your characters.

<Hand All> <Get All> <Distribute>

Hand All   :Hand all the magics for that particular type from the top
            row character to the bottom row character.
Get All    :Receive all the magics for that particular type from the
            bottom row to the top row.
Distribute :Distribute the number of magics you want to give or get for
            that particular type of magic.

Below is a diagram to help you out.
 ______________________________________________|      |
|Notice   Use   >Exchange    Get    Arrange    |Magic |
  |Help Use Magic                                    |
    _______                          _______________
   | Photo |  SQUALL                |MAGIC P1    NUM|
   |  of   |  Lv. 100               | Cure       100|
   |Squall |  HP 9999/9999          | Cure 2     100|
   |_______|           ___________  | Ice         55|
                      | Hand All  | |>Fire        89|
                      | Get All   | |_______________|
    _______           |>Distribute|  _______________
  >| Photo |  Rinoa   |___________| | MAGIC P1   NUM|
   |  of   |  Lv. 100               | Cure 2      50|
   |Rinoa  |  HP 9999/9999          | Cure 3     100|
   |_______|                        |>Fire        70|
                                    | Ice 2       80|
If you choose Distribute,another sub-menu will appear.Sorry,
i couldn't display too many things at one go together.

This is the sub-menu.

Pressing these directions will do the following distributions:
|CHOICE       |
|Fire         |  UP   :Upper Row Character gets 10 magic.
|  Squall  89 |  Down :Bottom Row Character gets 10 magic.
|  Rinoa   70 |  Left :Upper Row Character gets 1 magic.
|_____________|  Right:Bottom Row Character gets 1 magic.

Notice any differences between hand and get???Are you able to see?

Note:While choosing magic,you can press the directional button left or
     right to view the next page.Each page can contain only four magics,
     up to 100 units of each type.
|Cure       100| P1 indicates the page number,1.There are a total of 8
|Cure 2     100| pages,each page can contain 4 magics,which means to say
|Ice         50| each character can carry only 24 magics.\
|Lightning   69|


Recieve:Allows the above character in the top row to recieve all the
        magics from the bottom row.

Note:If the top row character has a magic of 100,he won't be able to
     carry any more from the bottom row.


Arrange:Allows the arranging of the magics for that character and not

Tips:You can discard your magic by pressing the Square button.

Hint:The arranging of magic works similarly to battle arrangement of
     items.So,if you know that,i guess you don't know a diagram for

4.IV)Status Menu
It allows you to view your character stats.

Note:You can switch your characters with L1 or R1 buttons

By pressing circle,you will open sub-menu.

<Sub-Menu 1>

View your character's name,level,HP,experience etc.

<Sub-Menu 2>

View your character's % elemental defense,as well as status defense.
The elemental attack is at the top,and the status defense is at the

<Sub-Menu 3>

View junctioned G.Fs,as well as the affection rating.

<Sub-Menu 4>

View your character's Special Art.

4.IV.I)Status Menu:Elemental List
Here is a table of a list of description of different elemental attacks.

           |Fire     |Resistance against Fire-type attacks.   |
           |Ice      |Resistance against Ice-type attacks.    |
           |Thunder  |Resistance against Thunder-type attacks.|
           |Earth    |Resistance against Earth-type attacks.  |
           |Poison   |Resistance against Poison-type attacks. |
           |Wind     |Resistance against Wind-type attacks.   |
           |Water    |Resistance against Water-type attacks.  |
           |Holy     |Resistance against Holy-type attacks.   |

Note:Flying enemies are usually weak against Wind attacks and strong
     against Earth attacks(usually unable to harm them),while Undeads
     are weak against Fire/Holy/Cure/Revive and strong against

4.IV.II)Status Menu:Status Disorder List
Here is a brief descriptions for each status disorder.You might want to
read it as a reference.
|Instant Death|Your character will be killed instantly,HP drops to     |
|             |zero.                                                   |
|Poison       |A green cloud appears above your head.HP drops each     |
|             |turn.                                                   |
|Petrify      |Turns into a statue,and ATB stops moving.No difference  |
|             |from death.It is a permanent disorder,unless you use a  |
|             |remedy or heal.                                         |
|Blind        |A black cloud surrounds the forehead of your character. |
|             |Hit rate drop signifiantly,often misses the attack.A    |
|             |permanent disorder.                                     |
|Silence      |A tiny bubble speech that says "..." Your character     |
|             |cannot use the Magic, GF, or Draw commands.A permanment |
|             |status disorder.                                        |
|Berserk      |Steam rushes out from the fury-hot character. You will  |
|             |lose control of the affected character as the character |
|             |just performed the attack command randomly on any enemy.|
|             |Attack strength is increased.                           |
|Zombie       |Character turns green in colour.Attacking power is      |
|             |slighly increased,but attempts to recover HP would cause|
|             |damage instead on the character itself.                 |
|Sleep        |The character's ATB will stop and "zzzz" appears from   |
|             |the character.The character will only awake when under  |
|             |attack or a Remedy/Heal is used on him/her.It is a      |
|             |temporary status disorder,which means the character will|
|             |still wake up,after some time.                          |
|Slow         |The Active Time Bar moves slower,turning purple in      |
|             |colour.                                                 |
|Stop         |The ATB guage freezes as the effected character stopped |
|             |moving.                                                 |
|Curse        |The character will not be able to activate his/her      |
|             |Special Art.                                            |
|Confusion    |Your character turns around in circles and will attack  |
|             |enemies,or your party or himself/herself!A huge chocobo |
|             |appears above the character,confusing the character.It  |
|             |is again a temporary disorder,and can be recover either |
|             |by recieving an attack or using heal/remedy.            |
|Absorption   |Affect how much HP you will absorb using the HP absorb  |
|             |and also reduce your HP absorb by the enemies on you to |
|             |the minimum.Note that trying to absorb/drain from a     |
|             |undead will result in HP lost instead.                  |
|Defense 0    |It is not shown on the Junction menu,but defense 0 is   |
|             |extremely lethal,in a way such that it reduces your     |
|             |characters' defense against both physical and magics    |
|             |attack.Melten is the only spell that has this effect.   |
|             |It is best that you immediately use heal/remedy.        |

Note:In Zombie state,the character/enemy will be immune to death,but
     will be weak against any holy attacks.
The elemental and status list is taken from Scott Ong's FAQ walkthrough
Part 1 <kangning@mbox5.singnet.com>. Sorry, Scott Ong, I cut out some
portions just to save space, and add a few information. Hope you don't
blame me. Anyway, the original meaning is remained intact.

4.IV.III)Status Menu:Positive Status Condition List-By Kaze Yagami
Besides the negative status conditions above,there are other positive
status conditions that you might encounter in a battle.

|Haste        |Active Time Battle moves faster, which means speed      |
|             |increases as well.                                      |
|Protection   |Physical damage reduced by half.                        |
|Shell        |Magical damage reduced by half.                         |
|Reflect      |Turns magic casted onto subject onto another target on  |
|             |the other side.                                         |
|Levitate     |Nullify earth-based attacks. Allows you to float.       |
|Regen        |Regenerates HP every turn.                              |
|Double       |Cast two magics in one turn.                            |
|Triple       |Cast three magics in one turn.                          |
|Aura         |Affects your crisis levels and increases your chance of |
|             |activating special arts.                                |
|Defend       |Reduces magical damage by half and physical damage to 0.|
|Invincible   |Making you temporary invulnerable to all attacks,magics,|
|             |status changes etc.To get this status,use Hero/Crusade  |
|             |drink or when Rinoa performs her special art,Angelo     |
|             |Invisible Moon.                                         |

4.V.I)Guardian Force Menu
Guardian Force (G.F. in short) are like your character's second persona.
You get all your abilities, stats boost etc from the GFs.GFs themselves
also works like summons in the past FF series.There are a total of 16
G.Fs that you need to find.However,finding G.F is not as easy as you will
have think. Some of the G.F. requires you to fight with them, whereas
some requires you to draw them out from bosses.Be careful when you are
fighting bosses. Always start the combat by drawing.Once you draw the
G.F and defeat the boss,you will be able to enter name for your G.F.
However, if you forget to draw the G.F and defeat the boss,then say
goodbye to them.You won't be able to get them anymore through other
ways,besides using a cheat hacker like gameshark.

There are another group of special G.F.s which you cannot junction, and
you can summon them under special conditions such as the use of an item.

Note:For more information, please read <Stevenbruck@bigfoot.com>
     Guardian Force FAQ that can be found at www.gameFAQ.com

By clicking on the G.F. you want, you will see a whole list of abilities
that your G.F can learn.Just like your characters,your G.F can earn LVs,
have HP and even AP for learning new abilities.The first menu gives you
your G.F experience and other stats.The left lower corner shows the
current ability under training.And to the right shows your affection
rating for every character.

Here is a diagram to show you.
 _______________________________________________________|         |
|NOTICE >Ability List                                   |G.F.     |
 |HELP View your G.F ability list                                |
   | Photo | BAHAMUT                Affection Rating      ________
   |  For  | Lv. 64                      SQUALL          |________|
   |  G.F  | HP 9999/9999                ZELL            |________|
   |_______|                             IRVINE          |________|
                                         QUISTIS         |________|
Total  EXP:   31770p                     RINOA           |________|
Next Level:     230p                     SELPHIE         |________|

Present Training Skill

Sorry,i couldn't mapped out the whole affection rating bar as it looked
very small.You will notice a red bar a number below.If the bar is filled
with red,that means the affection rating has reached the maximum,
and the numbers below indicate the affection rating,with 1000,as the
maximum rating.The higher the rating,it takes shorter time for the G.Fs
to summon.Well,this is the a small diagram to illustrate affection
rating.Also,this is what the bar will look like in one of the sub-menu
of status screen too.If there is a symbol on the left of the name,that
means the G.F is equipped to the character in the G.F menu,or vice
versa in on of the sub-menu for the status screen.
          The bar gauge when     =>|___________|______|
          completely red,shows the                  658<=the affection
          max affection rating.                          rating  number.

For more information, please read the Guardian Force section on
affection rating.

When you press circle,another new sub-menu will appear,giving you a
whole chunk of abilities that you can learn or have learnt. From there,
you can choose the next ability you wish to train.New abilites that can
be learnt sometimes appears upon completing of certain abilities.Note
that each G.F. can only complete up to 22 abilities, so sometimes you
need to "forget" certain abilities which you don't need, with the help
of Amnesia Grass, so as to make space for other abilities.

Here is a diagram to show you.
 _______________________________________________________|         |
|NOTICE >Ability List                                   |G.F.     |
 |HELP Enables you to use Draw command                           |
   _______                ________________________________________
  | Photo | BAHAMUT      |ABILITY P1                              |
  |  for  | Lv. 64       |  (J)Ability  x4            Complete!   |
  |  G.F  | HP 9999/9999 |  (!)Magic Command          Complete!   |
  |_______|              |  (!)G.F.                   Complete!   |
                         | >(!)Draw Command           Complete!   |
Total  EXP:     31770p   |  (!)Item Command           Complete!   |
Next Level:       230p   |  (C)Strength + 60%         Complete!   |
                         |  (C)Magic Strength +60%    Complete!   |
                         ||>(C)Steal                  150/200AP   |
                         |  (C)Walk and Recover         0/250AP   |
 Present Training Skill  |  (C)Auto Protection          0/250AP   |
 (C)Steal Command        |  (C)Double Consumption       0/250AP > |
 150/250 AP              |________________________________________|

The arrow on the bottom right,indicate the next page.Like the magic,
item page,G.F. ability is divided into two pages,each page containing
11 abilities ,making a total of 22 abilities that you can learn.The
middle-left arrow points to the ability that you are learning now,for
example,in the picture shown above,it is steal.In this case,steal has
only gained 150AP,and you need to earn an additional 100AP to fully
master Steal.The bottom-right hand side also tells you the skill and
AP. For skills that you have learnt,you will see a complete! there.To
gain AP,you need to battle monsters/bosses.Any AP you gained will only
go to the selected ability,in this case,only steal.The smaller arrow,
that is pointing to the draw command,enables you to view other
abilities,and an explanation is shown above at the HELP.The smaller
arrow also allows you to choose other selected ability that you want
to learn.For example,you are now learning steal ability,if you point
the smaller arrow to,let say,auto protection,and press circle,the
bigger arrow,that is point to the steal right now,will then switch
over to auto protection.

Things to take note of:
1)Stats change will automatically take effect like the adjustment of
  HP etc.
2)When command abilities like Death Sentence above is learned,you can
  junction it in the first option of the menu.
3)If your G.F learns elemental def,let's say Ifrit,when you junction
  fire to your elemental defense,you will be more protected from fire
4)Different G.F have different abilities.Some arise to new abilities
  like cure,status recovery, barrier and so on.

For more information, please read the G.F on the battle section.

4.V.II)Guardian Force Diagram
Guardian Force Menu

Here's a diagram of what your the menu will be like.
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |          No.      Name of G.F
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |          01.      Quezacotl
|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|          02.      Shiva
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |          03.      Ifrit
| 9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |          04.      Siren
|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|          05.      Brothers
                                           06.      Diablos
By clicking Circle, you will be able to    07.      Carbuncle
view the G.F's ability list, as well as    08.      Leviathan
the G.F's experience, compatibility and    09.      Pandemona
HP. Pressing X will return you back to     10.      Cerberus
the previous screen. When viewing the      11.      Alexander
Guardian Force status screen, press        12.      Doomtrain
L1 and R1, to switch to other G.Fs.        13.      Cactuar
Also, the ability list allows you to       14.      Bahamut
select the ability you want to learn,as    15.      Tonberry
well showing you the AP needed.            16.      Eden

Note:The controls are for the Japanese version only. For US version,
     press X to confirm instead of Circle and Triangle to cancel
     instead of X.

Some Menu Abilities are of very much use, like converting items to
certain magics,items to bullets,and cards to rare items etc.Each G.F
has different set of new ability and will help you a lot during the
game.More information will be provided in the next update.

4.VII.I)Switch Menu
This option allows you to change your active party members.Please
remember that member switching can only be done only on the world map or
at a save point,or special occasions.

4.VII.II)Switch Menu:Laguna
Laguna Scenarios
In Final Fantasy VIII,there are two main characters,Squall and Laguna.
Occasionally,the scene will switch to Laguna's party.You will see an
arrow.For example,an arrow is point from Laguna to squall.That means
Laguna will take all the magics from Squall,and follow Squall's levels,
equipments.Once the scene ends,everything will return back to Squall.
For example,if Laguna earns a level,Squall will also earn a level.

4.VIII)Card Menu
It allows you to view the cards that you have in your hand.Cards can be
won by defeating GFs, changing monsters or by defeating other card
players in towns across the world, or after winning a battle.Try to hang
onto these cards, as they are difficult to win back if you should lose
some of your powerful cards.Also,to play with other players,remember to
talk to them by pressing Square,and not circle.

Each card has four numbers representing four directions: up, down, left
and right.The game is played on a board of nine squares or 3 X 3 square.
Though the game may seem simple to you,it is a very addictive,yet
involving a lot of strategy thinking.

So,what's the advantage of collecting cards?
By using Quetzalcoatl ability (Card change),you can change your cards
into items,including rare items that are hard to get from certain

Basic Rule:First,Each card has four numbers,let's say Up,Down,Left,
           Right.By putting on a grid,you can actually gain one point if
           your number facing to his card number is greater than his.He,
           in turn will lose one point.However,the same can applies to
           the CPU.He can also gain one point too, and makes you lose a
           point.If you PUT a card next to it,with your card number
           face-to-face,lesser than him,you nor CPU will neither gain
           nor lose a point.The same is true for the CPU as well.

           The battle will first began by throwing a dice.Depending on
           the dice,the player or you may start first or randomly.
           Players will be able to put his card one at a turn.The (left)
           shows the CPU card and the(Right)shows your card.You will
           first began with five points.Your cards will be blue while
           your opponent's colour cards will be pink.

           By winning,you will be able to choose a card you like from
           the deck of card he has.Similarly,if you lose,the CPU will be
           able to choose a card from you,and you in turn will lose the
           card.If it's a draw,neither of you will lose a card.

          Eg1. You      His       Eg2. You     His
                5        4              3       6
               3 4>    <5 3            2 7>   <9 5
                1        1              5       3
                You Lose!                     You Win!

                 Notice the pattern for both examples!
                6   It may not neccessary be side-side.It can also be
         His   2 4  top-to-bottom.Can you tell who is the winner?

         You    5   Answer:You because 9 is greater than 5.
               5 3

Creating chain
Assume that you start off first.
Let Y be your card and C be the CPU
C-Y shows the score.
Yn or Cn shows which card is placed first.

    _______________________   Procedure:
   |  1    |   2   |   3   | 1)6-4,when C1 put beside Y1.
   |2 Y1 5 |7  C1 8|9 Y2 3 | 2)5-5,when Y2 put beside C1.
   |  6    |   8   |   3   | 3)6-4,when C2 put below Y2.
   |_______|_______|_______| 4)5-5,when Y3 put below C2.
   |   3   |       |   4   | 5)6-4,when C3 put beside Y3.
   |8 C4 5 |       |8 C2 1 | 6)5-5,when Y4 put beside C3.
   |   2   |       |   3   | 7)6-4,when C4 put above Y4.
   |   1   |  8    |  5    | Guess what will the result be if i place...
   |8 Y4 4 |2 C3 4 |5 Y3 2 | in the middle?
   |  1    |  5    |  3    | a)    7     b)   9     C)    9
   |_______|______ |______ |    8 Y5 5     5 Y5 9      7 Y5 9
                                   9          5           9
Can you figure it out?
Ans:a)6-4,lose       Part C is a good example of chains.This is the type
    b)5-5,Draw       of strategy that will turn the situation over.
    c)2-8,Win        Notice that you increase by four points.This is
                     because all your numbers is greater than the
                     numbers facing you.Of course, it may not neccessary
                     be the centre.It's up to you.But beware that,such
                     situations happen all the time,may win or lose 2-4
                     points at one go.If both numbers are equal,then no
                     change in score.

More Information:
1)There are rare cards that only have 1 existing in the world, such as
  Boss cards, GF Cards, and Character Cards.
2)Card strength ranges from 1,being the weakest and A,being the
3)It's possible to earn four points at one go,only if you put your card
  properly in the middle.The above is an example.
4)If you have less than 5 cards,you will not be able to play cards
  anymore.You have to find more cards.
5)Different areas have different rules, so be sure to check out what
  rules before you play.

4.IX)Configuration Menu

Here is the section down the list:

1.  Sound          :Switch between Stereo or Monaural.
2.  Controller     :Set the settings on Normal (Default) or Customize
                    (Assign the buttons by yourself)
3.  Cursor         :Cursor,automatically place at the last command.
4.  ATB            :Switch between (ACTIVE),when ATB flows normally
                    or (WAIT),when the time stops automatically while
                    selecting a command.
5.  Labeller       :Choose the second option, the labeller will appear
                    for those monsters/enemies that have been labelled
6.  Camera         :Allow you to set from 0 % to 100 %.
7.  Battle Speed   :Adjust the speed during the battle.
8.  Battle Message :Adjust the speed of messages during battle.
9.  Field Message  :Adjust the speed of messages during the field.
10. Analog Input   :Adjust the reaction speed of the stick input.
11. Vibration      :Turn vibration ON/OFF(for only Dual Shock

You can now change your settings during the game, but NOT during
battles, except for ON/OFF the vibration if you have a Dual Shock

The basics things that you need to know,whether it is G.F,draw etc.
Besides,there is a test.Please try and figure out something,though
you may not understand the Japanese words.

Note:Please refer to TUTORIAL section.A very highly recommended option
     you should go whenever you are stuck with the game's new features.

Note:For test answers,please refer to the additional guide.

Here is a brief description of each and every option in the tutorial:

|Function      |Description                                            |
|Configuration |It refers to the configuration for your controller.    |
|Battle        |A tutorial guide with 8 pages that teaches you basic   |
|              |battling like the draw,magic,and active time battle,   |
|              |Guardian Force etc.                                    |
|Junction      |A mini-tutorial to illustrate what is junctioning and  |
|              |how to junction.                                       |
|Guardian Force|A mini-tutorial that explains about AP,ability in the  |
|              |G.F menu.                                              |
|Card          |A 14 pages tutorial that explains the basic rules of   |
|              |playing a card game.                                   |
|Test          |Sit for 30 tests to advance your ranks.                |
|Revision      |Do all the previous tests that you have done before;   |
|              |available only when the 1st test has been all correctly|
|              |answered.                                              |
|Information   |A brief summary of magics,places,battle combat,G.Fs,   |
|              |ability,affection rating,elementals,special arts etc.  |

To save,make sure you are at the world map,or using the save point,if
not,this option will be unuseable.The PocketStation save option will
only be available if you have caught a chocobo at the chocobo forest
from disc 2 onwards.When you have successfully catch a chocobo and have
entered a name for your new chocobo,the choco boy will prompt you to
play the 'Odekake Chocobo' or Chocobo RPG in PocketStation.From here
onward, you can play the PDA.

The main basic commands are attack,magic,draw,G.F and item that every
character will have in the beginning.But what makes Final Fantasies
combats different from other RPGs?It is the Active Time Battle,which
makes combat far more interesting and exciting than other RPGs.Coming
out with innovative, authentic ideas,we have been seeing new combats
coming out from Square.Innovative team-up techniques,agruably the next
best RPG besides FF3 in SNES,Xenogears's gear and party combat,along
with sophisticated buttons,Final Fantasy 7's Materia and Limit Break
are some of the best examples;though there are more to list like Secret
of Mana and even more.The active time bar is so highly successful that
this feature appeared in all Final Fantasies after it makes its debut
in FF IV.Now,immediately after the most grand release of FF7 for the
Playstation and amazed by the Materia and Limit systems,gamers have
been wondering along-what new things can Square offer the next time
in FF8?And Square has indeed has proven not to let everyone down,
introducing the new Draw and Junction system but it is better than 7?
What do you think?

5.I)Active Time Battle
Like the past Final Fantasy series,who goes first to attack depends on
this ATB.The faster the character,the faster the ATB move.People who has
played Final Fantasy IV and above before will be familiar with this.
Battles are still fought in real-time like the past.It seems the concept
of ATB will always remain in every Final Fantasy for now.

Note:Don't alway leave the game when you are in battle because the ATB
     will continue to move.

Note:If you want a more challenging gameplay, you can change the ATB
     from "WAIT" to "ACTIVE" in the Configurations.

Tips:You might not want the fastest character to move.Simply press
     triangle to switch over to the next character with the ATB full.

Tips:If your battle is put on "Wait", you can select the Magic command,
     and then try to escape, without the monsters bothering you.

Encounters in FF VIII is variable in different areas. For example, The
encounter rate on plains and grassslands are much lower than that of
forests and deserts.

Note:You can equip encounter none to avoid any random enemies.

5.III.I)Guardian Force
In the past, you simply summon a creature and shortly after, it would
appear on the battlefield and create a havoc. Now, there's a chance
that the creature might not appear. In Final Fantasy VIII, guardian
force are actually the creatures that you summoned to aid you in
battlefield. If you have played the previous Final Fantasties before,
you should remember of the Esper systems in Final Fantasy VI, the
summon materia in Final Fantasy VII. However, there are obviously some
noticeable differences. Guardian force are now more involved in
battlefield than before. Each Guardian Force has HP and can gain
experience to increase their levels. The noticeable changes are the
Guardian Force's Active Time Bar and the newly-innovative feature call
Boost. I will explain the two in great in-depth in the later sections.
Also, unlike Espers in Final Fantasy VI, Guardian Forces in Final
Fantasy VIII let the characters gain AP, known as Ability Point,
but they do not let characters learn magics, instead characters can
learn new commands like Revive, or new abilities that can strengthen
a Guardian Force or characters like sumMag + 20%, Str + 20% and so on
Unlike the past, when a summoner summons a creature, his or her HP
and active time bar are being replaced by that of the summoned
creature. Only when the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar ends, the
Guardian Force will then appear and create havoc. Before i go into
the details, there are some points that i think you should take
note of:

a)While summoning a Guardian Force, the summoners' HP and ATB are
  being replaced by that of the creature's. The creature will only
  appear until the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar countdown ends.

b)While summoning a Guardian Force, the summoners' HP and ATB are
  being replaced by that of the creature's. Any attack on the summoner
  will go to the summoned creature, meaning that the summoned creature
  will recieve the damage, not the summoner. In simply, during the
  course of summoning, the summoned creature acts as a shield for
  the summoner.

c)Status attacks go to the summoner, not the Guardian Force during
  the course of summoning. For example, while summoning, when the
  summoner is being attacked by a silence spell or being silenced,
  the cancelling of summon will automatically be in effect.

d)During the time while summoning, when the Guardian Force's HP
  reaches zero, the cancelling of summon will automatically be in
  effect as your Guardian Force is now dead.

e)During the course of summoning, if you use a cure spell on the
  summoner, the cure spell will heal only the summoner, not the
  Guardian Force.

f)There are certain items that heal a Guardian Force outside battle.
  Examples are Pet House, G-Potion, G-Hi-Potion, G-Mega-Potion,
  G-Returner and so on. Items like Pet-House, G-Potion can be
  easily bought from most shops.

g)If you have a PocketStation, you can play the mini-game and use
  Mog's Amulet to learn Mini-Mog command. It is a Guardian Force
  command, meaning you need to use Amnesia Greens to make a Guardian
  Force forget an ability. Just equip Mini-Mog command and use it
  during battle to summon Mini-Mog, which will fully recover all
  of your Guardian Forces' HP. Note that Mog's Amulet can only
  be obtained from the PocketStation and thus Mini-Mog summon is
  exclusive to only those who has PocketStation. However, the draw
  back is that it will take you (100 x Party's Average level)gils
  per summon.

h)The maximum amount of HP damage all Guardian Force can cause is
  up to 9999HP, with the exception of Guardian Force, Eden, which
  can exceed the 9999HP limit and up to 20,000 to 50,000HP damage.

i)The damage caused by Cactuar depends on the Guardian Force,
  Cactuar's level. The higher the level Guardian Force, Cactuar is,
  the more damage it will cause. For example, if Guardian Force,
  Cactuar is at level between 50 to 59, it will cost 5000 HP of
  damage. If between 90 to 99, it will cost 9000 HP of damage.
  Max damage occurs at level 100. This is a sure-cause damage,
  regardless of how good your enemies' defense may be. You must
  train your Cactuar well to take advantage of it, if not it will
  be wasteful. Note that Cactuar doesn't have any Boost.

j)Doomtrain attacks enemies with status ailments like poison, berserk
  and so on. If you have played Final Fantasy VI before, you may
  realise that Doomtrain is indeed a resemblance to a boss in FFVI
  and that boss is of course, the Phantom Train.

k)There are certain special Guardian Forces which do not have HP,
  levels and experiences. Examples are Odin, Gilgamesh, Phoenix,
  Chocobo, Mini-Mog, and Moomba.

l)There are certain Guardian Forces which appear randomly. Examples
  are Odin, Gilgamesh and Phoenix. [Only when you have used Phoenix
  Pinion at least once]

m)There are certain Guardian Forces which you need items to summon.
  Examples are Chicobo [Gysahl Greens], Phoenix [Phoenix Pinion] and
  Moomba [Proof Of Friendship].

n)Moomba, Mini-Mog and chicobo's new attacks can only be obtained
  if you have PocketStation and you must play the chocobo world

o)Mini-Mog summon can be learned if you have the Mini-Mog command by
  using Mog's Amulet.

p)It's better to equip a Guardian Force with a higher compatibility
  than one with a lower compatibility. You wouldn't want to take
  your time to summon a Guardian Force.

q)One way to let your Guardian Forces recover your HP outside battle
  is to walk around. It works like Regen and as you walk, the Guardian
  Forces' HP starts to recover. However, this doesn't apply to

r)My advice to you is learn 'boost' ability first if that Guardian
  Force has it. It takes only 10AP and can be learned very fast.
  Once learned, you can do more damage with the 'boost' ability for
  every time you summon that creature. [Refer to the 'boost' section
  for more information.]

Basically, these are the main pointers that you should take note of.

How fast or slow Guardian Force's Active Time Bar countdown ends
depends on the compatibility. Compatibility is known as affection
rating for the Japanese version. Honestly speaking, i prefer the
name, 'affection rating' more than the name, 'compatibility.'
'Affection rating' has the effect of how the Guardian Force feels
and reacts to a particular character. Anyway, the name,
'Compatibility' works pretty well as well.

Q1)What is Compatibility?
   Compatibility ranges from 0 to 1000. The higher the number, the
   fastest the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar countdown will be.
   1000, being the fastest and 0, being the slowest. It is meaningless
   to summon a Guardian Force with very low compatibility and you have
   to wait for a long time for it to appear. By the time, it appears,
   it may have been dead or recieved any damage. Who knows?

Q2)How do i know the characters' compatibility with other Guardian
   You can view it in your status screen. You should see something
   like this below:

    The bar gauge       ________________________
    when completely  =>|_______________|________|
    red, shows the                            658<=The compatibility
    maximum compatibility.                         number.

Q3)How do i raise compatibility?
   You can either use compatibility items or keep on summoning the
   Guardian Forces you want. Note that there are side effects too
   sometimes. Refer to the tables below for a clearer picture.

Difference in Compatibility-Contributed By Kaze Yagami
Below shows a table for the approximate values of time taken for
different compatibility.
|Compatibility (0 to 1000) |Time (Seconds) |
|Compatibility 0           |About 16.8s    |
|Compatibility 500         |About 10.2s    |
|Compatibility 1000        |About  2.8s    |

Raising Compatibility and Demerits-Contributed By Kaze Yagami
Below shows the table of how to increase and decrease your
|Method      |Compatibility Up  |Amount|Demerit                     |
|Summoning   |The Guardian      |      |Other Guardian Forces'      |
|a Guardian  |Force that is     |      |compatibility drop by 1~2.  |
|Force       |summoned raises   |      |____________________________|
|____________|compatibility     |      |Guardian Force of opposing  |
|Refer to    |with the summoner.|  20  |nature drops by 10.         |
|a) for a    |                  |      |____________________________|
|special     |                  |      |Refer to b) for a special   |
|condition.  |                  |      |condition.                  |
|Using       |The respective    |      |Guardian Force of opposing  |
|specific    |Guardian Force's  |      |nature drops by 1~2.        |
|magic.      |compatibility     | 1~3  |____________________________|
|Mainly      |raises with the   |      |Refer to c) for more details|
|elemental.  |spell caster.     |      |about it.                   |
|Using       |The respective    |      |Other Guardian Forces'      |
|specific    |Guardian Force's  |      |compatibility drop by 1~2.  |
|items.      |compatibility     | 1~3  |____________________________|
|Mainly com- |raises.           |      |Refer to the list of        |
|patibility  |                  |      |compatibility items for more|
|items.      |                  |      |details.                    |
|Using       |All Guardian      |      |                            |
|LuvLuvG     |Force's           |      |                            |
|            |compatibility     | 20   |------------NIL-------------|
|            |raises.           |      |                            |

a)If battle ends before Guardian Force is summoned or when a character
  is silenced while summoning, resulting the cancelling of summon to
  automatically be in effect, there will be no change in the
  compatibility for all Guardian Force.

b)Eden is a special case because when Guardian Force, Eden is summoned,
  compatibility with Eden raises by 2, while the remaining Guardian
  Force will be raise by 1. This is the only special case when there
  is no side effects, other than using LuvLuvG items.

c)If you use a fire spell, Ifrit, being a fire elemental Guardian
  Force will increase its compatibility, while on the other hand,
  Guardian Force are opposing nature like Shiva will decrease its
  compatibility. Note that the same concept applies to summoning
  Guardian Force as well. For example, if you summoned Ifrit, then
  Shiva's compatibility will drop by 10. The same concept is reverse
  if you summon Guardian Force, Shiva instead of Ifrit.

Compatibility List-Contributed by Dan Orner <Omegaonyx@geocities.com>
Please refer to Dan Orner's item list faq for more information on
other items. The list is obtained from him, and organised by me. The
original content is not altered. Without Dan Orner's permission, the
list will probably be incomplete.

|Guardian Force |Name of Item |Effect |Source                        |
|Quezacotl      |Dynamo Stone |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Blitz/Elastoid.    |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Defeat Creeps/Cockatrice.     |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Blitz (L4 card) is         |
|               |             |       |converted into 1x Dynamo      |
|               |             |       |Stone.                        |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Quezacotl (L8 card) is     |
|               |             |       |converted to 100x Dynamo      |
|               |             |       |Stones.                       |
|Shiva          |Arctic Wind  |  + 1  |1x Glacial Eye (L2 card) is   |
|               |             |       |converted into 1x Arctic Wind.|
|               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
|               |North Wind   |  + 3  |1x Snow Lion (L3 card) is con-|
|               |             |       |verted into 1x North Wind.    |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Shiva (L8 card) is convert-|
|               |             |       |into 100x North Winds.        |
|Ifrit          |Bomb Fragment|  + 1  |Mug/Defeat Bomb.              |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Bomb (L4 card) is converted|
|               |             |       |into 1x Bomb Fragment.        |
|               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
|               |Red Fang     |  + 3  |Defeat Hexadragon.            |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Defeat Chimera (rare)         |
|Siren          |Silence      |  + 3  |Defeat/Steal Grat/Funguar.    |
|               |Powder       |       |                              |
|Brothers       |Dino Bone    |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat T-Rexaur.          |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Defeat Armadodo.              |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Armadodo (L3 card) is con- |
|               |             |       |verted into 1x Dino Bone.     |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |2x T-Rexaurs (L4 card) is con-|
|               |             |       |verted into 1x Dino Bone.     |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Sacred (L8 card) is convert|
|               |             |       |-verted into 100x Dino Bone.  |
|Diablos        |Steel Orb    |  + 3  |Defeat Wendigo.               |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Mug GIM47N.                   |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Wendigo (L4 card) is con-  |
|               |             |       |verted into 1x Steel Orb.     |
|Carbuncle      |Dragon Skin  |  + 3  |Defeat Anacondaur.            |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Mug Anacondaur. (Rare)        |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Defeat Blue Dragon at Island  |
|               |             |       |of Hell.                      |
|Leviathan      |Fish Fin     |  + 2  |Defeat/Mug Fastitocalon-F.    |
|Pandemona      |Shear Feather|  + 1  |Mug/Defeat Thrustaevus.       |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Thrustaevus (L2 card) is   |
|               |             |       |converted into 1x Shear       |
|               |             |       |Feather.                      |
|               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
|               |Windmill     |  + 3  |Defeat Abyss Worm.            |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Mug/Defeat Thrustaevus at a   |
|               |             |       |higher level.                 |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Abyss Worm (L3 card) is con|
|               |             |       |-verted into 1x Windmill.     |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Pandemona card (L9 card) is|
|               |             |       |converted into 100x Windmill. |
|Cerberus       |Dragon Fin   |  + 3  |Defeat Grendel.               |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Grendel (L2 card) is con-  |
|               |             |       |verted into 1x Dragon Fin.    |
|Alexander      |Moon Stone   |  + 3  |Defeat Imp.                   |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Mug/Defeat Elnoyle.           |
|Doomtrain      |Poison Powder|  + 1  |Defeat Grat.                  |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Mug/Defeat Imp.               |
|               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
|               |Venom Fang   |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Anacondaur.        |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Anacondaur (L2 card) is con|
|               |             |       |-verted into 1x Venom Fang.   |
|Bahamut        |Shaman Stone |  + 3  |Refine 1x Dark Matter/Hungry  |
|               |             |       |Cookpot/Rosetta Stone/Mog     |
|               |             |       |Amulet into 1x Shaman Stone   |
|               |             |       |each using Siren's Tool-RF.   |
|Cactuar        |Cactus Thorn |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Cactuar.           |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Cactuar (L3 card) is con-  |
|               |             |       |verted into 1x Cactus Thorn.  |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Jumbo Cactuar (L7 card) is |
|               |             |       |converted into 1x Cactus      |
|               |             |       |Thorn.                        |
|Tonberry       |Chef's Knife |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Tonberry.          |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Tonberry (L3 card) is con- |
|               |             |       |verted into 1x Chef's Knife.  |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |1x Tonberry King (L5 card) is |
|               |             |       |converted into 1x Chef's      |
|               |             |       |Knife.                        |
|Eden           |----NIL------|--NIL--|-------------NIL--------------|
|ALL Guardian   |LuvLuvG      |       |1x Chubby Chocobo (L8 card) is|
|   Force       |             |  +20  |converted into 100x LuvLuvGs. |
|               |             |       |______________________________|
|               |             |       |Refine 1x Shaman Stone into 1x|
|               |             |       |LuvLuvG.                      |

5.III.II)Illustration on GF
Boost is actually a Guardian Force's ability to increase its
destructive effect. It was known as "Ouen" in the japanese version,
which meant either "assistance, support, help or aid" but was changed
to "boost" in the US version. As the name implies, boost can be used
to increase your Guardian Force's power. But before you can do that,
you need to learn the ability first, which cost 10AP. However, note
that not all Guardian Force has this ability. I will now explain
everything more detail with the help of some diagrams.

When the Guardian Force animation begins, hold select and you should
notice this:

 |__|  Represents the Square button

75-255 Represents the number.

 F     Represents the pointer/cursor.

 X F   Represents when the cross appears and overlaps the cursor.

Step 1:       Step 2:      In step two, tap Square as fast as
  __           __          you can go, and the number will rise
 |__| 75 F    |__| 100 F   by 1 for every Square button you press.
                           Note that you have to hold Select all the

Step 3:                    In step three, a cross will appear and
  __                       overlap the cursor sometimes. When this
 |__| 200 X F              happens, you must stop tapping Square
                           button because should you do so, the number
                           will revert to 75 again and you will have
                           to start all over again.

Step 4:                    In step four, you have reach the maximum
 __                        number. No matter how you tap Square, it
|__| 250 F                 will not exceed 250. This indicates the
                           strongest strength.

The number actually represents the percentage of the power of the G.F.
You begin as 75% of the power. 75 is at the minimum strength and 250
is at the maximum strength.

Some pointers you should take note of:
a)Note that when the cross appears, keep on holding Select and when
  the cross disappears again, this is the time to tap Square again.

b)The time taken for you tap Square button varies differently with
  other Guardian Force. For example, G.F Eden gives you a lot of
  time (since the G.F animation is incredible long), and you can
  easily tap up to 250 while some probably allows you to tap up
  to 180 to 220.

c)Not all Guardian Forces have the boost ability. Examples are
  Carbunle, Cactuar, Diablos, Cerberus and all non-junctionable
  Guardian Forces like Odin, Gilgamesh, Chicobo, Phoenix, Moomba
  and Mini-Mog.

Turbo Cheat-Contributed By Jimmy Khoo, FreedSoul <stahn83@yahoo.com>
As you know, it's impossible for you to reach 250 when summoning
G.Fs ike Brothers, Shiva, Siren and so on. There's actually a very
easy way for you to reach 250 in less than 10 seconds. The only way
is to use a turbo controller, with the Square button set to turbo.
In this way, all you need is to hold Square and the number will
rise rapidly. Each Square button you press when set to turbo, will
probably rise about 4 to 9. so, can you imagine how fast it is when
you hold Square? Also, be sure to know when the cross will appear.
Even if you have a turbo controller, if you press Square when the
cross appears, the number will revert to 75.

Ifrit may cause up to 5000HP when you tap up to 140, for example. But,
with a Turbo Controller, you can tap up to 255, and can easily cause
up to 9999HP.

Of course, you may think that using a Turbo Controller to boost your
Guardian Force is considered cheating. At first, i thought the 'boost'
or 'Ouen' concept is pretty cool! But, that's only for the beginning.
The super-long Guardian Forces sequence [Especially Eden] make the
combat more boring as you keep on summoning the same old Guardian
Forces. The Guardian Force sequence is impressive to say the least
but i will rather endure looking at my party casting 50x Ultimas than
watching one super long Guardian Force cinematic scene. Of course,
it's just my personal opinion. You can agree or disagree with me and
agrue that the animation is long to give you time to tap. Occasionally,
i will summon Guardian Forces. Tired of tapping the Square button,
come on, just use a Turbo controller!

Without Turbo Cheat-Contributed By Brid Barnes <barnesb@indigo.ie>
Your boosting piece caught my eye, especially you say that you can't
boost GF's like Siren up to 250. I found that I could boost all GF's
up to 250 except Quezacotl, Ifrit and Shiva without using a "turbo
controller". How you say that?. Well, you get a pen with a round lid
and simply rub it accross the boosting button as fast as you possibly
can. If you do it properly it works very well.

Note that i haven't tried the above tips submitted by Brid Barnes
<barnesb@indigo.ie>, so try it at your own risk.

Well, the data below shows how fast that a normal person can tap
without using any turbo controller, any cheating methods or
whatever. Just press using your own fingers, not with a pen with
a round lid and then rub it across the boosting button. Anyway,
your idea is pretty interesting. When i have the time, i will
try it.

Challenge the Max without Turbo-Contributed By Kaze Yagami
The table below shows the max % and max time given that you have
for every Guardian Force. The list also shows the name of Guardian
Force who has this ability and for those which do not have are
ignored in the list. Note that these are only approximate values
and subjected to some variations.
|Name of Guardian Force    |Time (Seconds) |Boost (%)      |
|Quezacotl                 |13.3s          |180%           |
|Shiva                     |12.9s          |180%           |
|Ifrit                     |13.0s          |180%           |
|Siren                     |17.6s          |200%           |
|Brothers                  |19.3s          |220%           |
|Leviathan                 |21.4s          |230%           |
|Pandemona                 |22.8s          |240%           |
|Alexander                 |22.1s          |230%           |
|Doomtrain                 |22.9s          |240%           |
|Bahamut                   |22.1s          |230%           |
|Tonberry                  |14.0s          |190%           |
|Eden                      |72.6s          |250%           |

|Name of Guardian Force    |   The table on the left shows the
|__________________________|   list of Guardian Force who do
|Diablo                    |   not have any boost ability,
|__________________________|   meaning you cannnot tap Square
|Carbuncle                 |   when summoning them to increase
|__________________________|   their strength.
|Cerberus                  |
|Cactuar                   |

5.IV)Draw and Magic Command
Any one who has played Final Fantasy 7 will remember the innovative,but
somehow complex Materia combination. Now,SquareSoft has come out with an
yet more innovative way but much more easy and simple compared to the
materia combinations.Instead of buying materia and put it into your
weapon/armor slot,you will be able to 'steal' magic from your enemy.In
Final Fantasy 8,there is no MP. Each magic is stocked in units. The Draw
command is used for casting or stocking up on magics that an enemy uses.
Select Draw and the then select an enemy,choose the magic you want to
draw,select whether you want to cast or stock.Different enemies in
different levels will have different targeted magics in their list.If
you choose cast earlier,you will immediately cast the magic straight
away. but if you choose stock, you will stock up the magic and this
magic will be return to the magic command.The magic command is used for
casting stocked up magic.When you select magic command,you will be
shown with a list of selection magic magics that you have and besides
each magic,there is a number to indicate how many magics of this type
you have.For example the number 5 besides the cure magic will indicate
that you can cast only 5 cure magic.Look below for an idea of how the
Draw magic work.

         Example 1                   |     Example 2
 Attack    Soldier1  Fire    >Stock  |  Attack     Thunder      25
 Magic     Soldier2  Life     Cast   | >Magic     >Cure        100
>Draw     >Soldier3 >Cure            |  Draw       Double       50
 Item                                |  Item       Aura         20

>indicates the choice you choose.

In this case,it indicates that you draw the Cure magic and stock it.
It's always better to stock up as many cure magic as possible.Having
seen a simple illustration of the Draw command,what do you think?Is
it better, simple than the materia combinations or more difficult?In
Final Fantasy 7,you spent time arranging all your materia whereas in
8,you will have to spend time drawing out the magic, or by making them.

Note:Not all the time you will be able to draw out your enemy's magic
     successfully.The number of magics you can draw at once depends on

Summary of Draw Command
1)First select Draw command.
2)Select your enemy.
3)Then,select the spells that you can draw.
4)Choose cast or stock.
5)If you choose cast,select your enemy/ally.

Note:If stock cannot be choosen,this means that your magic inventory for
     this particular spell is full.For example,if you already have 100
     cure spell in your inventory and tried to draw cure again,the only
     option available will be to cast.

Difference Between MAGIC and DRAW->CAST

Using the Magic command to cast a magic will give you a stable result,
where as Draw->Cast will give you a result that be very much higher or
lower (usually lower).If you keep on drawing and casting the same
spell, you may notice that the results fluctuate from time.Take the
below comparison for example in the case of Cure 3 for a clearer

          Cast     Magic
 Max    : 8118     5081
 Min    : 321      4500
 Average: 4063     4813
=>The value marks how much HP is healed.

Casting Double/Triple Spell
If you cast double or triple spell,a new battle sub-menu will appear.
It will look something like this.

 COMMAND  MAGIC    TRIPLE P1   NUM       NAME   If L1 extra text is on.
 Attack   Single   Thunder      25   >3  ZELL
>Magic    Double   Cure        100       SQUALL
 Draw    >Triple   Double       50       Rinoa
 Item             >Aura         20

The number 3 indicates that you can use the spells three times on any
characters.The advantage over Final Fantasy VII's All materia system is
that,instead of equipping all to cure,and recover the entire party,with
the double and triple magics,you can give the same character more than
one time the same spell in a turn,or even three.

5.V)Battle Help Tips

Tip No.1
Well,what happened during battle,if there is some commands/items/magics
that you are not sure of the uses. Well,do not fear.while selecting a
command,item or a magic,press start to view the explanation.Here's the

 COMMAND                          ________________
 Attack  Upon selecting magic,   |MAGIC P1     NUM| When you hold start,
>Magic   you will be able to     | Aura         65| you will see a
 Draw    select your magics.     | Cura        100| screen that looks
 G.F.                            | Curaga       95| like this below.
                                 |>Full-Life    98|

|HELP                              |The trick works also for any
|  Revive dead ally in your party  |commands/items/magics etc and
|__________________________________|should come in handy anytime
  _____________________   ___       during battle.
 |Vibrational Function | |ON |      If you have a dual shock controller,
 |_____________________| |___|      you can turn on/off vibration by
                                    pressing left/right.

Tip No.2
Press L1 for extra text.By default,the L1 extra text is already on if
you didn't notice it.By pressing L1,you can switch the text off.But my
advice is please use the extra text.It makes your selection more easier
with the text on and can be a life saver.

5.VI)The Secret R1 Gunblade Button
Squall's weapon,the Gunblade is unlike any other weapon in any Final
Fantasy series.It looks like a half sword,half gun weapon.The trick
about this gunblade is that it takes time to master the gunblade.With
proper timing, you can get easy criticals that would not just deliver
more damage, but reels your opponent back so that it takes more time to

Hit on R1 as Squall is about to strike the enemy. If the critical was
successful you can see an explosion from the firing of the GunBlade.

Normal critical hits for about double the normal damage, while Squall
and Seifer's hits for 1.5 times the normal damage.In addition,if,in the
status menu, "Blade Combo Auto-Handling" is set to "on", this R1 trigger
will be activated automatically (but still with a chance of unsuccessful
of 25%).

Note  :The name of limit break for Squall is called Renzokuken in
       the US version.

Credit:Thanks to Seong Whang <lovable_loser@yahoo.com>for telling me the
       Seifer's gunblade.

Now, you have have gone through the basic drills. It's time to move
into something more advanced and difficult.Everything listed below
may be a spoiler for you, especially the G.F strategy, weapons and
should not be read until you are very near to it. It's recommended
that you read the special arts section and weapons upgrading sections
to get a main idea what they are like but for the G.F strategy,
descriptions, opinions, please don't read too much. Don't say i didn't
warn you. Read it at your own risk!!!

6.I)Special Arts-Contributed By Kaze Yagami <Yagami@pacific.net.sg>
Limit breaks are special moves that characters can perform under
special situation, for example when they are low on HP. Some causes
massive damage while some can boast the party's power. For the
japanese version, limit break is known as special or special arts
in Final Fantasy VIII.

Basic Requirement:
1)Present HP is at or below 32% of max HP.
=>Applies to ALL CHARACTER, except SEIFER.
=>Seifer's HP must be at or below 84% of max HP.
2)Aura Condition.
3)Special Condition (Refer to b and c)

When either one or both conditions are satisfied, a > mark will appear
randomly on the right side of the "Attack" command. Hold right while
pointing the cursor at the "Attack" command. Then choose the limit
break(s) you want to use.

Note:When in curse condition, the > mark will never appear, meaning
     you won't get a chance to use any limit break(s).

Aura is a magical spell when cast on a character allows him to use
limit breaks even though his HP is not very low. When in Aura
condition, you will notice your characters turn golden yellow
colour. Aura allows your character to use limit breaks temporarily
and how long Aura condition last, depends on your Crisis level. The
higher your Crisis level is , the longer the time your character will
be in Aura condition. You can also use item, Aura Stone during battle.

How to get Aura spells?
You can get it by drawing Aura spells when fighting with Seifer in
disc 3 at Lunatic Pandora. You can also draw Aura spells from draw
points found in Island Of Hell or Island Of Heaven. Simply equip
Siren's Move/Find and Encounter None and walk in the island(s).
Island of Hell is found in the western part of Galbadia, which is
that long stretch of coast in the most northwest part of the
world map. You can find Island of Heaven in the northeast part of
the world map, just north of the Grandidi forest where chocobo
Holy is.

Crisis Level
Each character has an internal perimeter known as the crisis level,
which works like a gauge bar in Final Fantasy VII. It affects the
chances of using a limit break. As crisis level increases, chances
of using limit break increases. Below shows the various ways of
increasing your crisis level:

a)HP is decreased.
b)Negative Status Condition.
c)Party member(S) is dead.
|Negative Status Bonus|Crisis(Up)|
|Slow                 |  +  6%   |
|Petrify              |  + 12%   |    The table on the left
|_____________________|__________|    shows how much your
|Blind                |  + 12%   |    Crisis level will
|_____________________|__________|    increase if your
|Poison               |  + 12%   |    characters are in any
|_____________________|__________|    of the negative status.
|Silence              |  + 12%   |
|Death Sentence       |  + 18%   |    Refer to below for
|_____________________|__________|    more explanation on
|1 Party Member down  |  +  8%   |    how this negative status
|_____________________|__________|    bonus works.
|2 Party Member down  |  + 16%   |

So, in the example of character with Poison and Death Sentence, one
party member down, and HP at 32%, the value is (32 (basic value) + 12
+ 18 + 8 )= 70% chance of > appearing.

Acquiring New Limit Breaks
Different characters have different ways of acquiring limit breaks.
It can be through reading magazines; upgrading to a more powerful
weapon, or even finding certain items. The details of how each
character acquire his limit breaks will be covered individually
at each character's section.

Easy Limit Break

1)Tap the switching member button until the > mark appear during
  battle. [The default button should be circle for the US version
  if i am not wrong, but i prefer it to be Triangle.]

When the > mark appears, you should hear a clink sound. If your reflex
is fast, you should immediately stop tapping the switching member
button once you hear the clink sound.

6.I.I)Special Arts: Squall Leonhart
Squall's limit break is an add-on to the R1 feature. Just like his
normal attacks, R1 can be pressed to do extra criticals during his
limit breaks.

First, go to the main menu, then search for Squall's status screen
and press circle until you see a screen like this for Squall:
|Gunblade Auto        |ON  | OFF|  If you set Gunblade Auto ON, the
|_____________________|____|____|  CPU will control Squall's limit
|Renzokuken Indicator |ON  | OFF|  break and you do not need to
|_____________________|____|____|  press R1 since the CPU will do
|Rough Divide       Fated Circle|  everything for you.
|Blasting Zone      Lion Heart  |

 Press R1 when light hits here.    If Renzokuken Indicator is switched
 _______/_______________________   ON, you should see the meter as
|   |  | |  |   | |   | |   | | |  shown in the left like this. (1),
|   |  |<|  |   |<|   |<|   |<| |  (2) and (3) indicates the various
|_\_|__|_|__|___|_|___|_|___|_|_|  sections. And, |<| indicates the
   \Miss                           the direction flow from right to
|<1>|<--2-->|<--------3-------->|  left.

If the light lands on section 1, this means that you will miss the
attack. Press R1 on the second section to do a critical hit. The
number of such slashes vary from 4 to 8, depending on your crisis
level. Follow that, Squall may or may not execute a finishing blow.
The chances of him using a finishing blow depends on the crisis level
and the finishing blow is selected randomly.


Name       :Renzokuken.
Crisis Up  :(A)No of slashes increase. (4 to 8)
            (B)Chances of using finishing blow increases.
            (C)Chances of using a more powerful finishing blow
Acquired By:(A)Upgrade Gunblade
            (B)Learn new finishing blow.


Below shows the name of the limit breaks, the weapons that are
needed, and a brief description of the limit breaks.
|Limit Break   |Weapon                    |Effect of the Limit Break  |
|Rough Divide  |Revolver [Initial]        |Single attack on an enemy. |
|Fated Circle  |Shear Trigger             |Single attack on all enemy.|
|Blasting Zone |Flame Saber to Punishment |Single attack on all enemy.|
|Lion Heart    |Lion Heart                |Multiple attacks on an     |
|              |                          |enemy.                     |

Note:You already have Revolver weapon at the beginning.

Below shows the list of the items needed to tune up the weapon,
as well as the attack and the Hit %.
|Name Of Weapon|Cost (Gil)|Item(s) Needed          |Attack | Hit % |
|Revolver      | 100      | 6x M-Stone,            |  -    | 255%  |
|              |          | 2x Screw.              |       |       |
|Shear Trigger | 200      | 1x Steel Pipe,         | + 4   | 255%  |
|              |          | 4x Screw.              |       |       |
|Cutting Sword | 400      | 1x Mesmerize Blade,    | + 10  | 255%  |
|              |          | 8x Screw.              |       |       |
|Flame Saber   | 600      | 1x Friend Killer Blade,| + 12  | 255%  |
|              |          | 4x Screw,              |       |       |
|              |          | 1x Turtle Shell.       |       |       |
|Twin Lance    | 800      | 1x Dino Bone,          | + 15  | 255%  |
|              |          |12x Screw,              |       |       |
|              |          | 2x Red Fang.           |       |       |
|Punishment    |1000      | 1x Chef's Knife,       | + 18  | 255%  |
|              |          | 1x Turtle Shell,       |       |       |
|              |          | 2x Star Fragment,      |       |       |
|              |          | 8x Screw.              |       |       |
|Lion Heart    |2000      | 1x Adamantine,         | + 26  | 255%  |
|              |          |12x Pulse Ammo,         |       |       |
|              |          | 4x Dragon Fang.        |       |       |

Rough Divide to Lion Heart are Squall's finishing move. To learn these
moves, you have to upgrade Squall's gunblade. For example, if you
upgrade to Shear Trigger, Squall will then Fated Circle. The same
applies to Lion Heart. For blasting zone, all you need is to upgrade
to any of Flame Saber/Twin Lance/Punishment weapon, you will learn
Blasting Zone. Note that once you learn it, the limit break will
not disappear if you upgrade to a better weapon. For example, your
weapon is Shear Trigger and you just upgrade to Flame Saber, you
will still acquire the limit break, Fated Circle. However, i heard
that if you downgrade your weapon, example from Lion Heart to
Punishment, you will lose the Lion Heart finishing blow. Well, i
haven't tried it, so i am not pretty sure.

Tips:If you have fewer finishing blows, Squall's chances of executing
     that limit break will be higher. For example, if you have only
     acquired the limit breaks, Rough Divide, Blasting Zone and
     Lion Heart, then probability of executing Lion Heart will be
     now higher.

Note:For more information on how to recieve Squall's Lion Heart,
     please refer to Lion Heart section in the Additional Guide.

6.I.II)Special Arts: Rinoa Heartilly
Rinoa's limit break and her dog, Angelo may remind you of Shadow and
his dog, Interceptor in Final Fantasy VI. (Final Fantasy III in the
US). The attacks are quite similar. Basically, Rinoa has two limit
breaks. One is Combine and another one is Angel Wing. I will first
discuss about Combine.


Combine limit break involves Rinoa and Angelo together. To learn new
combine limit break moves, you need to find Pet Pal magazines. Just
like Zell's Duel limit break, to learn new moves, you have to read
the magazines. This can be done by going to the item inventory and
click on the respective magazines to learn the various respective
moves. All you need is to click on the magazine once and Rinoa will
learn the respective skills automatically.

What if i have forgotten to take a magazine?
You can use Tonberry's call shop ability and buy the respective
Pet Pal magazines at various respective shops. You can buy
Pet Pal magazines in Rinrin's Pet Shop in Esthar City.

|   _______                           ______________      |
|  | PHOTO |     Angelo Rush         |______________|     |
|  |  OF   |     Angelo Strike       |______________|     |
|  |ANGELO |  |> Angelo Recover      |______________|     |
|  |_______|     Angelo Cannon       |______________|     |
|                Invincible Moon     |______________|     |
|                Angelo Reverse      |______________|     |
|                Angelo Search       |______________|     |
|                Wishing Star        |______________|     |
|                                                         |

By clicking at one of the move, you will be able to learn the skill.
Notice that there is a red colour gauge bar. Once it is full, you
will learn the skill. In order to fill up the gauge bar, all you need
is to "walk". As you move around in the field or world map, the bar
will gradually fill up. Theory behind this is "dogs love to scroll."

Tips:To increase the chance of more powerful moves like Wish Star and
     and Invisible Moon to appear, you can don't train Rinoa with
     the less powerful move, but you will never get a chance to see
     the move of course. Reason why? Because these moves appear
     randomly so probability of a certain move increases if your
     have learnt fewer moves.


Name       :Combine.
Crisis     :Chances of using more powerful limit break increases as
            crisis level increases.
Feature    :Combinations of attack between Rinoa and Angelo.
Acquired By:Reading Pet Pal Magazines.

|Limit Break    |Magazine       |Location                         |
|Angelo Rush    |Beginning      |Nil                              |
|Angelo Cannon  |Beginning      |Nil                              |
|Angelo Strike  |Pet Pal Vo1 1  |On the Train going to Timber.    |
|Angelo Recover |Pet Pal Vol 2  |On Rinoa's bed inside the Train. |
|Invincible Moon|Pet Pal Vol 3  |Timber Shop [Purchase]           |
|Angelo Reverse |Pet Pal Vol 4  |Timber Shop [Purchase]           |
|Angelo Search  |Pet Pal Vol 5  |Esthar Shop [Purchase] [Rinrin]  |
|Wishing Star   |Pet Pal Vol 6  |Esthar Shop [Purchase] [Rinrin]  |

Rinoa's combine can be divided into two main areas. I classify them
into mid-battle and command. What do i mean? I'll explain it more
detail below.

Mid Battle
You do not need to select these limit breaks through commands, meaning
you do not need to go through the > mark. Chances of using these moves
increase as crisis levels increase, especially when Rinoa recieves
a huge damage. When it meets the requirement, Rinoa will counterattack
the enemy with one of these randomly selected moves as listed below.
If you have played Final Fantasy VI before, then this concept will be
quite similar to it.
|Limit Break     |Description of the Limit Break(s)                  |
|Angelo Rush     |Angelo charges and counterattack at an enemy.      |
|                |[Have you forgotten Shadow and Interceptor?]       |
|                |This attack may be helpful at early stage, but will|
|                |end up useless towards the end since it cannot do  |
|                |massive damage.                                    |
|Angelo Recover  |Angelo will recover one of your members' HP.       |
|Angelo Reverse  |Angelo will use Phoenix Down and revive a dead     |
|                |ally.                                              |
|Angelo Search   |Angelo will steal an item.                         |

It is the same way as you use limit breaks for other characters. When
you hear a click sound, select Attack and press right to select
combine. One of these moves, as listed below will be executed
|Limit Break     |Description of the Limit Break(s)                  |
|Angelo Cannon   |Angelo is being blasted off, attacking one enemy,  |
|                |creating a large explosion. This attack is helpful |
|                |at early stage, but will end up useless towards the|
|                |end since it cannot do massive damage.             |
|Angelo Strike   |Angelo grabs an enemy and performs a 360 degrees   |
|                |turn in mid-air. It is slighly more powerful than  |
|                |Angelo Cannon or Angelo Rush.                      |
|Invincible Moon |Has the effect of Holy War Drink. It casts the     |
|                |effect of invincibility on all of your characters, |
|                |making them immune to all physical and magic       |
|                |attacks. It is very useful but hard to get.        |
|Wishing Star    |Rinoa rides onto Angelo, performing multiple       |
|                |attacks on random enemies. It is by far the most   |
|                |powerful limit break but it is very hard to get.   |

Angel Wing
You can only learn this attack in disc 3 when you are inside the
Ragnarok and onwards when you have saved her from the sorceress's
museum. To select this limit break, when you hear a click sound,
select attack command and hold right and you should see Angel Wing
attack below Combine.

COMMAND  SPECIAL P1    You will see a screen like
Attack>  Combine       this during battle.
Magic    Angel Wing

When Rinoa uses the limit break, Angel Wing, these are the following

a)Until dead or petrified, you cannot control her until the end of
  the battle.
b)Magic will be casted randomly, including spells belonging to various
  groups like attacking magic, negative status, Despel etc.
c)Magic power will be five times the normal power.
d)Casted magic do not affect your magic inventory, meaning you won't
  waste a single drawn spell.
e)Immune against negative status like Silence, Berserk, Confuse,
  Sleep, Poison etc.

6.I.III)Special Arts: Zell Dincht
Zell's limit break is by far the most unqiueness. I believe the
concept of Zell's limit break come from Final Fantasy VI(Final Fantasy
III in the US). Remember Sabin's Blitz command. Zell's limit break is
quite similar to Sabin's Blitz but this time, there is a time limit
and you can chain combos. In another way, his moves are quite similar
to Final Fantasy VII Tifa's limit breaks. Even some of the names of
the limit breaks are the same like Final Heaven.

Just like Squall's limit break, you can let the CPU control Zell's
limit break or execute it manually. if your reflex is slow, i suggest
you let the CPU control. The disadvantage of letting CPU controlling
is that you may not get the combination of combos that you want or
the CPU may not perform the moves as fast as you do.


Name       :Duel.
Crisis     :Time Limit increases as crisis level increases.
Time       :4'66, 6'66, 9'33 ,12'00
Feature    :Inputting buttons to perform moves and chain up combos.
Acquired By:Reading Combat king Magazines.

Limit Break List:
|Limit Break      |Button                            |Magazine  |
|Punch Rush       |Circle, X.                        |Beginning |
|Booya            |Right, Left.                      |Beginning |
|Heel Drop        |Up, Down.                         |Beginning |
|Mach Kick        |Left, Left, Circle.               |Beginning |
|Dolphin Blow     |L1, R1, L1, R1.                   |Combat 01 |
|Meteor Strike    |Down, Circle, Up, Circle.         |Combat 02 |
|Burning Rave   * |Down, Down, Down, Down, Circle.   |Beginning |
|Meteor Barret  * |Up, X, Down, Triangle, Circle     |Combat 03 |
|Different Beat * |Triangle, Square, X, Circle, X    |Combat 04 |
|My Final Heaven* |Up, Right, Down, Left, Triangle.  |Combat 05 |

* are finishing blow.

4'66 and 6'66 will begin the fight with Punch Rush.
9'33 and 12'00 will begin the fight with Booya.

Finishing Blow are the most devastating moves, and once executed
cannot be chained by another combo anymore.

Fast Finish:

Below shows the list of combo chain-ups you need to input in order
to use any of the finishing blow.

|Burning Rave    |Punch Rush, Mach Kick, Punch Rush, Heel Drop/Meteor |
|                |Strike, Burning Rave.                               |
|                |____________________________________________________|
|                |Booya, Heel Drop, Meteor Strike, Booya, Burning     |
|                |Rave.                                               |
|Meteor Barret   |Punch Rush, Dolphin Blow, Meteor Barret.            |
|                |____________________________________________________|
|                |Booya, Meteor Strike, Dolphin Blow, Mach kick,      |
|                |Meteor Barret.                                      |
|Different Beat  |Booya, Meteor Strike, Booya, Different Beat.        |
|                |____________________________________________________|
|                |Booya, Heel Drop, Mach Kick, Heel Drop, Booya,      |
|                |Different Beat.                                     |
|My Final Heaven |Booya, Heel Drop, Meteor Strike, My Final Heaven.   |
|                |____________________________________________________|
|                |Booya, Heel Drop, Mach Kick, Rush Punch, My Final   |
|                |Heaven.                                             |

Note:As seen from the list above, you can only use finishing blow,
     Different Beat and My Final Heaven if you begin with Booya.

Getting the Combat Magazines:
Below shows the location of the combat king magazine.
|Magazine Name    |Location of the Magazine(s)                        |
|Combat King 001  |In the first floor of Desert Prison Tower.         |
|Combat King 002  |Defeat both Fujin and Raijin inside Balamb Hotel.  |
|Combat King 003  |After saving Balamb Town, you will occasionally    |
|                 |find a girl at the entrance of the town or at the  |
|                 |train there. Talk to her and she will mention      |
|                 |something like, "Hey, zell, do you know a girl at  |
|                 |the Garden with a pigtail?" Note that Zell must be |
|                 |in your party. Next, go to Zell's house, and talk  |
|                 |to his mom, and then check in at the Balamb Hotel. |
|                 |The next morning, simply search the counter in the |
|                 |hotel to recieve it.                               |
|Combat king 004  |Get it from Esthar soldier during the attack of    |
|                 |Lunatic Pandora.                                   |
|Combat King 005  |Inside Lunatic Pandora by using elevator 03 and    |
|                 |you should come to a ladder. From the ladder, go   |
|                 |left and to the three open doors against the north |
|                 |wall. Go down the hallway and to the left to take  |
|                 |the magazine.                                      |

To learn Zell's moves, simply go to item inventory and click on the
respective combat king magazine to learn the respective skills. All
you need is to click on the magazine once and Zell will automatically
learn the skill.

What if i have forgotten to take a magazine?
You can use Tonberry's call shop ability and buy the respective
combat king magazines at various respective shops. You can also
buy Combat King magazines in Karen's Book Store found in Esthar

ARMAGEDDON FIST -Contributed By Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>
It is actually a chain of near-infinite combo and can be pull off very
easily. How to do is very simple: Simply keep on repeating Punch Rush
and Booya. Reason, because when a chain starts, it will begin with
either one of the both, and then it will loop back to the first one.
Punch Rush and Booya are easy to execute and since they remain in a
loop, you can perform the move in 0.1 seconds or even less. If you
are fast, you can execute about 3 to 9 combos in a second. Each combo
can take about 1000 to 4000 damage. Think about it, how long do you
need to input the buttons for complex moves like My Final Heaven.

Let's do a simple calculation:
=>At max str of 255, and max time, 12,00,
=>you can do about 36 to 108 combos.
=>Each combo does about 1000 to 4000 damage
At max, it could mean:
4000 x 108 = 432,000 damage.

Note:Armageddon Fist is a name came out by Kaze Yagami. The name the
     Japanese came up, was Choukyu Bushin Hakken. (Lit, Super Ultimate
     War God Breaking Punch).

6.I.IV)Special Arts: Quistis Trepe
Blue Magic was first incoporated in Final Fantasy V as one of the jobs,
Blue Mage and ever since then, it came into various forms like Final
Fantasy VI, Strago's Lore command, Final Fantasy VII's Enemy Skill
materia. Quistis is the only character in Final Fantasy VIII that can
use blue magic. The wide variety of attacking and defensive blue magics
make her a very balanced character. Instead of being hit by enemies
to learn blue magics, Square twisted the concept a bit. Instead, you
will have to find certain blue magic items and use it on Quistis for
her to learn blue magics.


Name       :Blue Magic.
Crisis     :Rank Up.
Feature    :Enemy Skill.
Avquired By:Using blue magic items on her.

As Crisis level increases, rank increases from 1 to 4, with 4 being
the highest. The higher the ranking, the more powerful her Blue Magic
will be.

To learn new blue magic, just go to the item inventory and click on
these specific items as listed below and use the items on Quistis.
|Blue Magic      |Item Needed     |Acquired By     |Description      |
|Laser Eye       |Initial         |Nil             |Laser Attack on  |
|                |                |                |an enemy.        |
|Ultra Wave      |Spider Web      |Mug/Defeat      |Tremors of the   |
|                |                |Caterchipillars.|Earth on an      |
|                |                |                |enemy.           |
|Electrocute     |Coral Fragment  |Mug/Defeat      |Electrocute all  |
|                |                |Cockatrice/     |enemies. It is   |
|                |                |Creeps.         |thunder          |
|                |                |                |elemental.       |
|Lv? Death       |Curse Spike     |Mug/Defeat      |Cast Death at all|
|                |                |Tri-face/Imp.   |enemies. Depends |
|                |                |                |on the level     |
|                |                |                |multipler.       |
|Degenerator     |Black Hole      |Mug/Defeat      |Instantly kill   |
|                |                |Gesper.         |an enemy by      |
|                |                |                |sending them to  |
|                |                |                |a new dimension. |
|Aqua Breath     |Water Crystal   |Mug/Defeat      |Water beam at all|
|                |                |Chimera.        |enemies. It is   |
|                |                |                |water elemental. |
|Micro Missile   |Missile         |Mug/Defeat      |Firing missile at|
|                |                |GIM52A/BGH251F2.|an enemy. Took   |
|                |                |                |away half of     |
|                |                |                |enemy's HP. Like |
|                |                |                |demi attack.     |
|Acid            |Mystery Fluid   |Mug/Defeat      |Acidic attack at |
|                |                |Gayla.          |an enemy.        |
|Gatling Gun     |Running Fire    |Mug/Defeat      |Rapid firing at  |
|                |                |SAMO8G.         |an enemy.        |
|Fire Breath     |Inferno Fang    |Mug/Defeat      |Fire beam at all |
|                |                |Ruby Dragon/    |enemies. It is   |
|                |                |Hexadragon.     |fire elemental.  |
|Bad Breath      |Malboro         |Mug/Defeat      |Negative status  |
|                |Tentacle        |Malboro.        |at all enemies.  |
|                |                |                |It includes Sleep|
|                |                |                |, Berserk etc.   |
|White Wind      |Whisper         |Mug             |Restoring all    |
|                |                |Adamantoise.    |allies' HP but   |
|                |                |                |do not cure      |
|                |                |                |status ailments. |
|Homing Laser    |Laser Cannon    |Mug/Defeat      |Laser Beam at an |
|                |                |Elastoid/Mobile |enemy.           |
|                |                |Type 8/         |                 |
|                |                |Belhelmel.      |                 |
|Mighty Guard    |Barrier         |Mug/Defeat      |Positive         |
|                |                |Behemoth.       |condition on all |
|                |                |                |allies. This     |
|                |                |                |includes Shell   |
|                |                |                |and Protect also.|
|Shockwave       |Dark Matter     |Convert 100x    |Attack all       |
|Pulsar          |                |Curse Spike/    |enemies. [Same   |
|                |                |Black Hole to   |as G.F Grievel]  |
|                |                |1x Dark Matter. |Able to exceed   |
|                |                |                |9999HP damage.   |
|Raybomb         |Power Generator |Mug Blitz.      |Beam attack on   |
|                |                |                |all enemies.     |

Note:You may want to consider using Guardian Force, Tonberry's Lv
     Up or Down command ability on your enemies so that to adjust
     your enemies' levels to get certain items, either by defeating
     or mugging. You may also need to equip Rare command for help.

*1 - Lv ? Death will be level 4 at rank 1, 3 at rank 2, 2 at rank 3
     and 1 at rank 4. Any monsters with multiple of that level will
     die instantly.

*2 - Micro Missile will have 50% of the effect at rank 1, 75% at rank
     2, 87.5% at rank 3 and 93.75% at rank 4.

*3 - Effects of Acid, Bad Breath and Mighty Guard increases as rank

*4 - Shockwave Pulser is the only attack that can cause over 9999HP.

*5 - Mighty Guard casts Shell, Protect, and sometimes, Haste, Float,
     Regen, Aura and even Invincibility on all enemies.

*6 - Bad Breath casts Berserk, Poison, Sleep, Blind, Confusion etc on
     all enemies.

*7 - White Wind does not heal any status ailments, only recover HP.

Using Quezacotl's Card Mod Ability
|Blue Magic     | Item Needed    |Card Mod Conversion                 |
|Laser Eye      |      -         |            -                       |
|Ultra Wave     |  Spider Web    |1x Caterchipillar card (Level 1     |
|               |                |card) will refine into 1x Spider    |
|               |                |web.                                |
|Electrocute    | Coral Fragment |1x Creeps (Level 2 card) will       |
|               |                |refine into 1x Coral Fragment.      |
|LV? Death      |  Curse Spike   |1x Tri-face (Level 3 card) will     |
|               |                |refine into 1x Curse Spike.         |
|Degenerator    |  Black Hole    |1x Gesper (Level 1 card) will       |
|               |                |refine into 1x Black Hole.          |
|               |                |____________________________________|
|               |                |1x Diablos (Level 9 card) will      |
|               |                |refine into 100x Black Hole.        |
|Aqua Breath    | Water Crystal  |5x Fastitocalon-F (Level 1 card)    |
|               |                |will refine into 1x Water Crystal.  |
|               |                |____________________________________|
|               |                |1x Fastitocalon (Level 3 card) will |
|               |                |refine into 1x Water Crystal.       |
|Micro Missile  |   Missile      |            -                       |
|Acid           | Mystery Fluid  |1x Galya (Level 1 card) will refine |
|               |                |into 1x Mystery Fluid.              |
|Gatling Gun    | Running Fire   |1x SAMO8G (Level 3 card) will refine|
|               |                |into 1x Running Fire.               |
|Fire Breath    | Inferno Fang   |10x Ruby Dragon (Level 5 card) will |
|               |                |refine into 1x Inferno Fang.        |
|Bad Breath     |   Malboro      |4x Malboro (Level 5 card) will      |
|               |  Tentacle      |refine into 1x Malboro Tentacle.    |
|White Wind     |   Whisper      |              -                     |
|Homing Laser   |Laser Cannon    |              -                     |
|   Mighty      |   Barrier      |10x Behemoth (Level 5 card) will    |
|   Guard       |                |refine into 1x Barrier.             |
|  Shockwave    | Dark Matter    |                                    |
|   Pulsar      |                |              -                     |
|Power Generator|   Ray Bomb     |              -                     |

  _______________   _________________
 |Laser Eye   P1 | |Degenerator   P2 |  To select limit breaks, choose
 |Ultra Wave     | |Aqua Breath      |  attack and click right and you
 |Electrecute    | |Micro Missile    |  will be shown a series of
 |Lv1?Death      | |Acid             |  limit breaks group into four
 |_______________| |_________________|  pages.
  _______________   _________________
 |Gatling Gun P3 | |Homing Laser  P4 |  The diagrams on the left show
 |Fire Breath    | |Mighty Guard     |  how the limit breaks are
 |Bad Breath     | |Shockwave Pulsar |  grouped into various pages.
 |White Wind     | |Ray Bomb         |  Click on the respective limit
 |_______________| |_________________|  break to use it.

6.I.V)Special Arts: Selphie Tilmitt
Selphie uses the slot ability and it can be quite useful at times.
When you first activate Selphie's limit break, you will be prompted
to a screen like this:

      /Indicate the name of the spell.
 |The End   1 |<--No indicates the number of this type of
 |            |   spell you can use. For example, 1 means use
 |>Do Over    |   The End one time.
 |   Use      |<--Do Over means keep on selecting magics.
 |____________|<--Use means cast the particular spell.

For example, keep on selecting Do Over and you will be shown a list
of randomly-selected spell. When you want that particular spell,
choose use to cast, in this case the spell cast is The End and you
will cast The End one time. Sometimes, you can cast a spells many
times. For example, if the word "The End" and "1" are changed to
"Curaga" and "3", you will cast 3 times Curaga spell on any random

a)Selphie can sometimes many spells at a time. She even can use rare
  spells like full cure, wall etc.
b)Magic cast do not affect your magic inventory, meaning you won't
  waste a single drawn spell.

a)You have to choose your spell fast because the Active Time Bar does
  not stop when you are choosing, meaning enemies will attack you.

Name       :Slot.
Crisis Up  :a)Chances of more powerful spells appearing is higher.
            b)Ability to cast more magics increase.
            =>Note that more powerful spells will appear more often
              when Selphie's level increases.
Feature    :Casting of unique spells.
Acquired By:Random

There are four main rare spells for her limit break, which you can't
find it from any draw point or draw from any enemies. The four spells
are Full Cure, wall, Rapture and The End. The first time, you use
any of these four spells, you will find them recorded in the status
screen. I will now list the effects of the four spells.
|Limit Break |Description of Limit Break(s)                          |
|Full Cure   |Fully recover all allies' HP and status ailments.      |
|            |It does not work on undead characters as it will       |
|            |instantly kill them.                                   |
|Wall        |Cast Protect and Shell on all allies, thus raises their|
|            |physical and magical defense.                          |
|Rapture     |Removes all enemies from battle, causing instant       |
|            |victory. It does not work against bosses and certain   |
|            |specific enemies only.                                 |
|The End     |Kills all enemies, causing instant victory. It works   |
|            |for all the enemies, including Omega Weapon, except    |
|            |for undead enemies and final boss, Sorceress Ultimecia.|

|Special                                                |
|    Full Cure                Wall                      |
|    Rapture                  The End                   |

Note:She had another two powerful moves that were in the data, but was
     not included in the game due to production time contraint. A real
     pity to Selphie fans. I heard that it was possible to use the two
     limit breaks that were not included in the game by using a
     gameshark. I am not pretty sure since it can be a rumor. If
     anyone has any information about these two limit breaks, feel
     free to mail me at <ysf@pacific.net.sg>.

Note:The End is regardless of resistance to Death, but doesn't work on
     Undeads and the Last Boss. And yes,it works even on Omega Weapon
     and ultimate weapon ...but I think you would enjoy a good fight
     with them instead.No point resorting to such despicable moves...
     Selphie..did i say anything wrong?

Tips:Make use of the time during the GF summoning graphics to choose
     the desired magic.

Tips:While choosing your spells, you can actually open up your
     PlayStation cover and thus freeze your game. This gives you time
     to choose and select your desired spells. Note that i won't bear
     any responsibility to any damages done on your PlayStation. Try
     it at your own risk!!!

Limit Break Codes-Contributed By Sam klempner <s_klempner@yahoo.com>
These codes are Selphie's limit breaks sent in by sam Klempner. These
codes do not work with the UK version and you need a game enhancer to
activate the codes. The format of the codes are still unknown. TRY
IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! I will not bear any RESPONSIBILITY if these
codes do not work or do any damages to your PlayStation.

The codes are:
|Description                              |Code          |
|Selphie have infinite Apocalypse magic.  |80077FE6 6314 |
|Selphie Have infinite Full-cure magic.   |80077EB4 6333 |
|Selphie Have infinite Wall magic.        |80077EB6 6334 |
|Selphie Have infinite Rapture magic      |80077EB8 6335 |
|Selphie Have infinite Percent magic.     |80077EBA 6336 |
|Selphie Have infinite Catastrophe magic. |80077EBC 6337 |
|Selphie Have infinite The End magic.     |80077EBE 6338 |

Special Thanks to Sam Klempner <s_klempner@yahoo.com> for
providing the cheat codes.

6.I.VI)Special Arts: Irvine Kinneas
Irvine's limit break can be considered one of the most originals. I
believe the concept came from Xenogears. Remember Billy from
Xenogears? Okay, back to the main point.

To get Irvine's new limit break, all you need is to find the
respective ammos. When using Irvine's limit break, select the ammos
you want, you will notice a time bar which is blue in colour. If it
runs out, you won't be able to shoot anymore. To shoot, press R1. If
you press X, you will not be able to shoot anymore and this will end
Irvine's turn. So, don't press X unneccessary unless you don't want to
shoot anymore. Please take note that each shot takes up one ammo. You
will know that your target is dead when the damage is 0.

How to get?
Use Ifrit's make bullet ability to convert items into ammos. Once
converted into ammos, you will be able to use it and it works the same
way as replenishing your ammunition.


Name       :Shot.
Crisis     :More time to shoot as crisis increases.
Feature    :Firing within the time limit.
Acquired By:Find new ammunition.

Below shows the type of ammo needed for each shot.
|Ammo             |Shot                      |Effect          |
|Normal Ammo      |Normal Shot               |Single Opponent |
|Shotgun Ammo     |Scattered Shot            |All Opponents   |
|Dark Ammo        |Dark Shot                 |Single Opponents|
|                 |                          |[Blinds Enemy]  |
|Fire Ammo        |Fire Shot                 |All Opponents   |
|                 |                          |[Fire Elemental]|
|Demolition Ammo  |Canister Shot             |Single Opponent |
|                 |                          |[Three times the|
|                 |                          |damage of Normal|
|                 |                          |ammo]           |
|Fast Ammo        |Quick Shot                |Single Opponent |
|                 |                          |[Semi-automatic]|
|AP Ammo          |Armor Shot (Armour Shot)  |Single Opponent |
|                 |                          |[Ignores Enemy's|
|                 |                          |defense]        |
|Pulse Ammo       |Hyper Shot                |Single Opponent |
|                 |                          |[Most powerful  |
|                 |                          |ammo]           |

Note:Different shots recovers in different speed. It means that
     the time taken for reloading is different for different ammos
     used. Quick Shot recovers the fastest.

Tips:At maximum strength, Quick Shot is actually most powerful and
     effective against single targets (3000-4000 x 20-30) compared to
     even Hyper Shot. (9999 x 4-5 = 40000-50000)

Below are a list of Ifrit's Make Bullet-RF/Quezacotl's Card Mod
ability for conversion of items for Irvine's Bullet. Make full use
of the list to replenish your stocks. Ammos like Pulse ammos are
very hard to find, and mostly obtained through refining.

Note:Ammunitions like Normal Ammo and Fast Ammo can be easily
     bought in most shops.

Using Ifrit's Make Bullet-RF
|Item               |    |  Conversion         |
|1x Screw           | => |  8x Normal Ammo     |
|1x Normal Ammo     | => |  1x Fast Ammo       |
|1x Shotgun Ammo    | => |  2x Fast Ammo       |
|1x Fuel            | => | 10x Fire Ammo       |
|1x Steel Orb       | => | 10x Fire Ammo       |
|1x Inferno Fang    | => | 40x Fire Ammo       |
|1x Venom Fang      | => | 20x Dark Ammo       |
|1x Missile         | => | 20x Demolition Ammo |
|1x Running Fire    | => | 20x Demolition Ammo |
|1x Cactus Thorn    | => | 40x Demolition Ammo |
|1x Sharp Spike     | => | 10x AP Ammo         |
|1x Chef's Knife    | => | 20x AP ammo         |
|1x Laser Cannon    | => |  5x Pulse Ammo      |
|1x Energy Crystal  | => | 10x Pulse Ammo      |
|1x Power Generator | => | 20x Pulse Ammo      |

Using Quezacotl's Card Mod
|Card                   |    | Conversion          |
|1x Abadon   (Lv6 Card) | => | 30x Dark Ammo       |
|1x Oilboyle (Lv6 Card) | => | 30x Fire Ammo       |
|1x Trauma   (Lv6 Card) | => | 30x Demolition Ammo |
|1x GIM47N   (Lv5 Card) | => |  1x Fast Ammo       |

6.I.VII)Special Arts: Other Characters
Below shows a list of limit breaks for all temporary characters,
specifically Laguna, Kiros, Ward, Edea and Seifer. I have described
a bit about their limit breaks, hopefully it is not much of a spoiler
to you!!!

Name       :Laguna
Limit Break:Desperado
Description:Laguna tosses out a grenade, goes onto a swinging rope
            [Like a Tarzan?] and sweeping the enemies with his
            machine gun, performing rapid firing. When he lands,
            the grenade explodes.
Effect     :All Opponents.

Name       :Kiros
Limit Break:Blood Pain
Description:Holding daggars, Kiros rushes forward to a target, doing
            six consecutive slashes. [It does shows a reminiscent to
            Yuffie's limit break, Bloodfest from Final Fantasy VII.
            Does anyone mention Cloud's Omnislash? But, Cloud is
            more cooler, especially the final hit.]
Effect     :Single Opponent.

Name       :Ward
Limit Break:Massive Anchor
Description:His limit break, Massive Anchor, catapults him into the
            air and splashes him down with an explosion similar to
            that of an atomic bomb. [Ward's limit break does show
            a reminiscent to Cid's limit break from Final Fantasy
Effect     :All Opponents.

Name       :Seifer
Limit Break:No Mercy [Fire Cross]
Description:Seifer charges all his energy to his gunblade, conjuring
            a fireball and then blasts it at all enemies, follow by
            a blade swing at all enemies.
Effect     :All Opponents.

Name       :Edea
Limit Break:Ice Strike [Sorcery]
Description:As a mighty sorceress, she creates an icicle and throws it
            at the target. [It does shows a reminiscent of what Edea
            does to Squall in the FMV at the end of disc 1.]
Effect     :Single Opponent.
6.II)Weapon Upgrading
As of any RPG, weapon shops made up a very important element to the
game. However, this time, Square has changed it slighly. Instead of
buying new weapons, characters will have the chance to upgrade or
remodel their existing weapons to a yet, higher weapon. And to make
matters more complicated, money is not just a factor, but you have
to find certain materials in order to upgrade your weapons. So, if
you are short of any items, you can't upgrade. The ability of tuning
your weapon has added a new in-depth element to the game, however,
at times, add a lot of confusions to a lot of gamers. I will now
explain everything.
  |Squall Leonhart                                    |
  |               |                                   |
  | Steel Pipe    |    Revolver            100        |
  | 3        (1)  |  > Shear Trigger       200        |
  | Screw         |    Cutting Sword       400        |
  | 2        (4)  |    Flame Saber         600        |
  | 		      |    Twin Lance          800        |
  |               |    Punishment         1000        |
  |               |    LionHeart          2000        |
  |               |___________________________________|
  |               | Strength 45  --> 244      Gil     |
  |               | Hit rate 56% --> 255%     110347G |

The numbers in the brackets represents the quantity of that item that
you have in your inventory. From the list,you have 3x Steel Pipes and
2x Screws. Notice the numbers on the left (without the brackets) and
the gil, right to the type of the weapon. These indicates that for
Squall's Gunblade to upgrade to Shear Trigger, you need to have 1x
Steel Pipe and 4x Screws and 200Gil. However, in the table shown
above,you can't upgrade, because you are short of two Screws.
Got it?

1)Once you tune up,your used materials like Screws, Steel Pipes
  will be gone. This is logical since you need materials to tune
  up weapons too.
2)Look at the bottom table. If the numbers, 50 and 60 are in yellow,
  that means your new weapon is better than the existing weapon. For
  example, Shear Trigger is stronger than Gunblade and Cutting Sword
  is stronger than Shear Trigger. In general, the weapons that are
  more expensive are better and are found at the bottom. To simply
  say, LionHeart is by far the best weapon Squall can have.
3)It's possible to downgrade to your older weapon, let's say, Shear
  Trigger to Gunblade. The colour of the numbers will be in red,
  instead of yellow. Again, you need the materials to downgrade and
  you won't get back any material after downgrading too.
4)Choose the confirmation button to tune up if you meet the
  requirements. If you are playing the Japanese version, the
  confirmation button is Circle. If you play the US version, the
  confirmation button is X instead.
5)Take note that certain items are very rare and may require Diablos'
  Bundoru (Mug) to get.

Q: How do I know what are the materials needed for tuning up?
A: You can find out what you need by reading the magazine "Weapons
   Monthly". Or, when you already have the right items, it will also
   show in the Junk Shop.

6.III)Listing Of Guardian Force
Here is a list of G.F. Please take note of the special conditions. If
it says draw, remember to draw, because once you miss, you will lose
the G.F for the rest of the game. Other condition is fight, which tell
you that you need to fight the G.F to get it. Examples are Brothers
and Ifrit. Also note that there is a special group of G.F, without
abilities. More will be explained later on.
------------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.I)Guardian Force List(With Ability)
Name       :Quetzalcoatl
Attack     :ThunderStorm
Elemental  :Lightning-based attack (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :1
Condition  :Nil
Obtaining  :In the lecture room.Examine the laptop in Squall's seat and
            read the G.F tutorial with the <New> beside it.
Description:Quetzalcoatl create a thunderstorm,and sent lightning bolts
            to the enemies.
Graphics   :8.0/10.0
Opinion    :It is an average G.F.Being the first G.F,it works well
            against weak enemies,especially to mechanical enemies.
Usefulness :7.0/10.0
Strategy   :1

Name       :Shiva
Attack     :Diamond Dust
Elemental  :Ice-based attack (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :1
Condition  :Nil
Obtaining  :Same way as Quetzalcoatl.Refer to above.
Description:Similar to the summoning of shiva in FF7,shiva appears and
            form icicles on the enemies.
Graphics   :7.8/10.0
Opinion    :Just like Quetzalcoatl,Shiva works best against weak
            enemies,especially to fire-based enemies,dinosaurs,and
Usefulness :7.0/10.0
Strategy   :1

Name       :Ifrit
Attack     :Hellfire
Elemental  :Fire-based attack (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :1
Condition  :Fight
Obtaining  :In the fire cave
Description:Ifrit appears with rage,hitting a fire meteo at the enemies.
Graphics   :7.8/10.0
Opinion    :Just like the three G.F,Ifrit works best against weak
            enemies,especially to those with ice,and water-based
Usefulness :7.0/10.0
Strategy   :2

Name       :Siren
Attack     :Silent Voice
Elemental  :Non-elemental  attack (All) (Enemy) (Silence)
Disc       :1
Condition  :Draw
Obtaining  :Fight with Elvoret in the Dollet commmunication tower
Description:Siren plays her musical instrument,creating a havoc.
Graphics   :6.0/10.0
Opinion    :Though i get quite sick and tired of looking at Siren after
            some time,i must say her attack is still quite good.Not only
            does it cause some damages to the enemies,it may sometimes
            silence the enemies,however silence works pretty useless to
            monsters,more useful to humans like soldier.
Usefulness :7.0/10.0
Strategy   :3

Name       :Brothers
Attack     :Brotherhood Loyalty
Elemental  :Earth-based attack (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :1
Condition  :Fight
Obtaining  :In the ancient Tomb of the nameless King(near to Galbadia).
Description:The two brothers will play a sissors-paper-stone game.The
            loser will jump up the sky and smash the earth that is
            thrown up into pieces,doing earth damage to all enemy.
Graphics   :8.0/10.0
Opinion    :Brothers work best against all weak enemies,regardless they
            have any elemental attacks,however it won't do any damage to
            flying creature.
Usefulness :7.2/10.0
Strategy   :4

Name       :Diablo
Attack     :Messenger of Darkness
Elemental  :Non-elemental-based (All) (Enemy) (Gravity)
            (Gravity Damage=Enemy's max HP x Diablo's L.v in %)
Disc       :1 and above
Condition  :Get the magic lantern from Principal Cid before the
            departure of Balamb Garden.
Obtaining  :Fight and win him by clicking the item in the menu
Description:A flock of ravens flies together and forms a black hole.
            Diablos appears from the black hole, and then throw it onto
            the enemies.
Graphics   :7.2/10.0
Opinion    :His Gravity attack is powerful,depending on the enemies'
            HP.It works simiarly to a Gravity magic.
Usefulness :6.8/10.0
Strategy   :5

Name       :Carbunkle
Attack     :Ruby Light
Elemental  :Non-elemental-based (All) (Ally)
Disc       :1
Condition  :Draw
Obtaining  :From the two giant lizards(Shumeruke) to save Rinoa.
Description:Carbunkle comes out from deep underground,and cast reflect
            on your ally.
Graphics   :7.4/10.0
Opinion    :Both the reflect magic can be help,as well as a obstruction.
            With the reflect being cast,all the magics from the enemies
            are reflected back to them,giving them damage,while at the
            same time,you cannot use magics to cure yourself.Don't
            forget that enemies need not just use magics,they have
            physical strength too.
Usefulness :3.5/10.0
Strategy   :6

Name       :Leviathan
Attack     :Tidal Wave (All) (Enemy)
Elemental  :Water-based
Disc       :2
Condition  :Draw
Obtaining  :From Nogue,the first boss fight in disc 2.It's the centre
Description:Leviathan comes out from a dimension,creating a huge
            waterfall,pouring down a flood of rivers,washing the enemies
Graphics   :8.5/10.0
Opinion    :Leviathan works best against most creatures,especially to
            fire-based creatures.
Usefulness :7.3/10.0
Strategy   :7

Name       :Pandemonium
Attack     :Hurricane Penetration (All) (Enemy)
Elemental  :Wind-based
Disc       :2
Condition  :Draw
Obtaining  :From the battle with Fuujin in Balamb Town
Description:Very violent whirlwind blows the enemies away.
Graphics   :7.4/10.0
Opinion    :Pandemonium is just an average G.F.It does a fairly average
            damage to the enemies,and a lot to flying creatures.
Usefulness :6.8/10.0
Strategy   :8

Name       :Cerberos
Attack     :Retaliation Signal
Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Ally)
Disc       :2
Condition  :Fight
Obtaining  :In the main hall of Galbadia Garden(Three-headed Monster)
Description:The gate is opened,and Cerebus comes out of it,casting both
            double and triple to all the allies.
Graphics   :6.4/10.0
Opinion    :Cerebus may seem to be useless,especially when fighting weak
            enemies.However,during long boss fight,it is a MUST-SUMMON.
            It gives you the ability to cast three times magic in a row.
            A very useful advantage over,especially to regain your HP
            immediately after an 'all' attack by the boss.
Usefulness :8.2/10.0(A very critical MUST when fighting against bosses)
Strategy   :9

Name       :Alexander
Attack     :Holy Judgement
Elemental  :Holy-based (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :2
Condition  :Draw
Obtaining  :From Edea at the last battle of disc 2
Description:It shows a scene from the shore.Alexander,the
            gigantic,machine,opens up its cannon and fires holy beams up
            the sky,creating an explosion.
Graphics   :8.7/10.0
Opinion    :Alexander is by far the best elemental attack you will get
            in disc 2.Not only the summoning of the G.F is beautiful,
            holy attacks do quite a severe damage to all enemies,
            regarding what your elemental attack.
Usefulness :8.2/10.0
Strategy   :10

Name       :Grasharaboras
Attack     :Yieldless Rampage
Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Enemy) (Negative Status)
Disc       :3
Condition  :Meet the item requirements;Get Soloman's Ring before going
            to Lunatic Pandora in disc 3.
Obtaining  :Have 1x Soloman's Ring,6x Iron pipe,6x Molbor's tentacles,
            6x Remedy Plus,then use Soloman's Ring.
Description:A soul in a train.Scene changes to a new dimension.A fast-
            moving train came speeding and colliding with enemies.
            Negative status includes poison,petrify,berserk,sleep,slow,
            stop,confusion,Defence 0,Death Sentence.The four issues of
            Occult fan provides the information of this G.F.
Graphics   :7.0/10.0
Opinion    :Grasharaboras's greatest strength lies in the ability to
            deliver negative status to the enemies like confusion,
            silence,stop,slow etc.A very good G.F,in the sense that it
            is very useful,especially when fighting very tough enemies.
Usefulness :8.4/10.0
Strategy   :11

Name       :Bahamut
Attack     :Mega Flare
Elemental  :Non-elemental Attack (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :Disc 3 and above
Condition  :Fight
Obtaining  :In Warship Island.Fight two RubulmDragon,then choose the
            third option to fight Bahamut(hidden).In general,for the
            first question,choose the first option(the only choice),then
            for the second question,choose the second option to fight
            RubulmDragon,not the first.After you win the second battle,
            choose the third option,which is hidden.Do not choose the
            first and second option as the first one means that you do
            not want to fight and the second one means that you fight
            RubulmDragon.The hidden third option,well,you can't see in
            the screen unless you point the cursor down at it.You will
            then fight Bahamut.
Description:Under the clear moonlight,amist the clouds,came a shadow of
            a Bahamut.Bahamut then shoots four blue flames at the
            enemies,and then a white flare to trigger off an explosion.
Graphics   :9.8/10.0
Opinion    :Wow,this is by far the best G.F that you will get besides
            Eden.In the sense that,no matter what elemental attack your
            enemies have, it is possible to inflict 9999HP to every
            enemies,which is unlike other elemental G.F like Ifrit or
            Shiva.Besides,it is the most graphically impressive G.Fs,
            and it has very high HP.
Usefulness :9.5/10.0
Strategy   :12

Name       :Sabotender
Attack     :Thousand Needles
Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :3 and above
Condition  :Fight
Obtaining  :In Sabotender Island(Southeast of Centra Ruin)
Description:Sabotender is actually the cactuar you normally see in the
            desert.It will jump high up into the air,throwing needles
            at the enemies.
Graphics   :7.8/10.0
Opinion    :The amount of damage varies differently on the G.F L.V.
            There's no ouen,just like Diablo.If Sabotender's LV is
            between Lv 50 to 59, it will cost 5000 damage,if between 90
            to 99,it will cost 9000HP damage.Understand!in general,if
            the G.F Lv is between X1 to X9, it will cost X000 damage.Max
            damage occur when the character is lv 100.I suggest you set
            aside some time and train Sabotender,if not,it will be
            wasteful.This is sure-cause damage,even without ouen.A very
            good G.F.
Usefulness :8.2/10.0
Strategy   :13

Name       :Master Tonberry
Attack     :Kitchen knife
Elemental  :Non-elemental (Random One Target) (Enemy)
Disc       :2 and above;Only after you get Odin.
Condition  :You need to get Odin first.It's impossible to defeat 20
            Tonberry and Master Tonberry within the time limit.Fight 20
            Tonberries,and then Master Tonberry will appear after the
            20th Tonberry is killed.Note that the fight is continous
            after the 20th Tonberry and you need not have to fight the
            Tonberries continously.You can easily distinguish Master
            Tonberry by his size,larger than the usual Tonberry,just
            like Sabotender is larger than Cactuar.
Obtaining  :Sentora Ruin
Description:Master Tonberry comes out from underground,slowly
            approaching a random target,and then stab the target using
            Kitchen Knife.
Graphics   :8.0/10.0
Opinion    :Wow,the detail to these G.F is truly amazing.I won't tell
            you.You just watch it yourself.kitchen Knife actually does
            quite a severe damage to your enemy,regarding it is of any
            elemental attack.The only drawback is that it attacks
            randomly on one target whereas most G.Fs attack all enemies.
Usefulness :7.0/10.0
Strategy   :14

Name       :Eden
Attack     :Eternal Breath
Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Enemy)
Disc       :3 and above
Condition  :Available after you get Bahamut in warship Island;Return to
            cockpit of the ragnarok;Talk to zell and Rinoa;input the
            password 2-2-1-1 and then choose the second option to have
            Zell examines the machine.Then fight and draw Eden from
            Ultimate Weapon.
Obtaining  :Warship Island(Underground water facility)
Description:A solid-bodied magical symbol appears in the galaxy, and
            with its power fires onto the enemies from another universe
            and creates a tremendously explosion.
Graphics   :9.5/10.0
Opinion    :Eden is by far the most powerful G.F,in the sense that it
            can cost damages that exceeds 9999,maybe 20,000 to to 40,000
            or above.This is the most lethal G.F,though it isn't as
            powerful as Squall's End of the Heart,after you acquired
            Squall's most powerful weapon,Lion Heart.
Usefulness :10.0/10.0
Strategy   :15

------------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.II)Guardian Force List(Non-Ability)
Here is a list of G.F animated that doesn't has any abilities.That means
that it isn't one of the 16 G.F listed above and it appears randomly
like Odin or Gilgamesh or you have to use items to summon the G.F like
Chocobo or Phoenix.And take note that these G.F doesn't has any G.F bar,
which is an advantage over the 16 G.F and you will be able to cast it
immeditately,and neither do they have any HP nor abilities and stats
that you can build up on.
Name       :Phoenix
Attack     :Flame of Resurrection
Elemental  :Fire-based(All) (Fire-enemy) (Life-Ally) (Item)
Disc       :2 and above
Condition  :Collect the 5 stones.Refer to G.F strategy.Once phoenix
            feather is used,it will appear randomly during future
            battle,when your party gets wiped out,provided you have
            Phoenix feather in your stock,which will also decrease by 1
            each time is used.Life will revive all your members to 12.5%
            of the total HP.
Obtaining  :Shumi Tribe
            (North-east continent.Spider-shaped architecture in the
Description:Looks quite similar to the one you see in FF7.Phoenix casts
            fire on the enemies and then life on all the allies.
Graphics   :7.0/10.0
Opinion    :Instead of putting Phoenix into one of the G.Fs with
            abilities,what Square is trying to do to replace Phoenix
            with Final attack,is to make it summonable using items.
            A useful G.Fs,of course when you are fighting tough bosses
            like Omega or Ultimate weapon.
Usefulness :10.0/10.0
Strategy   :16

Name       :Ko-chocobo
Attack     :ChocoFire/ChocoFlare/ChocoMeteo/ChocoBuckle
Elemental  :Fire-based(For chocoFire only)/Non-elemental(All) (Enemy)
            (Item) for the rest + PocketStation
Disc       :2 and above + PocketStation
Condition  :First,catch a chocobo,then use Gisal Greens to summon the
            chocobos.To get the other three attacks,you need to have a
            PDA,PocketStation to play chocobo RPG.
Obtaining  :Chocobo Forest
Description:A very small,baby chocobo comes out.Varies depending on
Graphics   :7.4/10.0(Overall)
Opinion    :Ko-chocobo uses more powerful attack when levels increases
            but that is only possible if you have PocketStation,if
            not,you are being restricted to ChocoFire,which i think is
            much more useless than Ifrit or Phoenix.By playing 'Odekake
            chocobo',train your chocobo and you can use ChocoFlare at
            level 50, ChocoMeteo at level 63, and ChocoBuckle at level
            76. Note that you have to clear the kiss events before you
            can do the next attack level.ChocoBuckle can break the 9999
            damage limit.
Usefulness :??/10(Depends on what attack you use.)
Strategy   :17

Name       :Odin
Attack     :Steel Breaker
Elemental  :Non-elemental(All) (Enemy) (Instant Kill) (Randomly)
Disc       :2 and above
Condition  :Fight
Obtaining  :Centra Ruin
Description:On a cloudy,rainy day,Odin rode his white horse and chopped
            every enemy into halves.
Graphics   :8.5/10.0
Opinion    :Actually,i prefer the old Odin in FF7 with the background of
            a ruin and a moon.Anyway,the odin in FF8 is cool also,in the
            sense that there is actually a lot more detail than in FF7.
            Odin is by far the most useful G.F in the sense that if it
            appears,it will kill every single enemies and he nevers
            lost,except during the fight with Seifer at the end of disc
            3,in Lunatic Pandora.Though sometimes,it can be annoying
            when you doesn't want him to appear,especially you want to
            draw a certain spell,he has actually helped me more than
            enough,in terms of time and resources.During the fight in
            warship Island,he actually appears twice consecutively and
            killed RubulmDragon,and i was able to get Bahamut very
            easily,without using too much time and wasting my magics.
            Also,at the time,i was very fustrated of stealing tentacles
            from Molbors,in the sense that the chances of Molbor
            appearing in Esthar Continent is less than 10%.Fortuately,
            Odin appears at this critical time,and saves me a lot of
Usefulness :10.0/10.0
Strategy   :18

Name       :Gilgamesh
Attack     :Iron Cutting Sword,Excalibur,Excalipur,Masamune
Elemental  :Non-elemental(All) (Enemy) (Random Attack) (Random
Disc       :3
Condition  :Have Odin first before you fight Seifer at the end of disc 3
Obtaining  :Lunatic Pandora
Description:This guy has four different attacks.If you notice carefully,
            you will see four swords.He will pick up a sword randomly,
            each belonging to one of the attacks above.
Graphics   :9.0/10.0
Opinion    :Remember Gilgamesh in FFV!He was banished to 'Cleft of
Usefulness :??/10.0(Depends on the type of attack choosen.)
Strategy   :19

Name       :Griever
Attack     :Apocolypse, Great Attraction, Shockwave Pulser
Elemental  :???
Disc       :4
Condition  :???
Obtaining  :???
Description:A very powerful G.F.Can't reveal anything yet!!!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.III)PocketStation Guardian Force
Here is a list of G.F that you can get ONLY through PocketStation. For
more attacks on ko-chocobo, please refer to section above.
Name	     :Ko-Mogri
Attack     :Mogri Dance (All) (G.F) (Life) (Cure)
Obtaining  :Get Mogri Charm with Odekako Chocobo RPG.
Description:Mogri Dance is actually a Command Ability you can junction.
            It can revive and recover all your G.F.s HP. Each usage will
            cost your party average level multiplied by 100 gils.

Name       :Moomba
Attack     :Moomba Moomba Moomba
Obtaining  :Get Proof of Friendship in Odekake Chocobo RPG and use it
            during battle.
Description:Moomba appears and attacks the target, dealing damage equal
            to [target current HP - 1] (limited to 9999)

------------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.IV)Quick Listing of all Guardian Forces (US)
In case, if you are playing the US version, read below instead!

Guardian Force (Junctionable)
|Name Of Guardian Force |Location of Guardian Force              |Disc|
|Quezacotl              |In the lecture room. Examine the laptop |    |
|                       |in Squall's seat and read the Guardian  |1~3 |
|                       |Force tutorial with the <New> beside it.|    |
|Shiva                  |In the lecture room. Examine the laptop |    |
|                       |in Squall's seat and read the Guardian  |1~3 |
|                       |Force tutorial with the <New> beside it.|    |
|Ifrit                  |Defeat Guardian Force, Ifrit at the Fire|    |
|                       |Cavern.                                 | 1  |
|Siren                  |Draw from Elvoret during the Dollet     |    |
|                       |Mission. Elvoret will appear and fight  | 1  |
|                       |you after defeating Biggs and Wedge.    |    |
|Brothers               |Defeat Guardian Force, Brothers at Tomb |    |
|                       |Unknown King. The two brothers are      | 1  |
|                       |Sacred and Minotaur.                    |    |
|Diablos                |Use the magical lamp given by Headmaster|    |
|                       |Cid and click on it at the item         |    |
|                       |inventory to have a fight with Diablos. |1~4 |
|                       |Defeat Guardian Force, Diablos.         |    |
|Carbuncle              |Draw from Iguion, one of the two lizards|    |
|                       |summoned by Sorceress Edea in Deling    |    |
|                       |City, Presidential Residence. Deling    | 1  |
|                       |City is the capital of Galbadia.        |    |
|Leviathan              |Draw from Norg in the  basement of      |    |
|                       |Balamb Garden.                          | 2  |
|Pandemona              |Draw from Fujin at Balamb Hotel. You    |    |
|                       |will first fight Rajin outside the      |    |
|                       |Balamb Hotel, followed by a combined    | 2  |
|                       |team of Rajin and Fujin inside the      |    |
|                       |Balamb Hotel.                           |    |
|Cerberus               |Defeat Guardian Force, Cerberus at the  |    |
|                       |main hall of Galbadia Garden. Cerberus  | 2  |
|                       |is the monster whom has triple heads.   |    |
|Alexander              |Draw from Sorceress Edea at Galbadia    |    |
|                       |Garden, immediately after you fought    | 2  |
|                       |with Seifer the second time.            |    |
|Doomtrain              |Have 1x Solomon's Ring, 6x Steel Pipe,  |    |
|                       |6x Remedy +, 6x Malboro Tentacles, then |    |
|                       |in the item inventory, click on the     |    |
|                       |Solomon's Ring. Note that you must get  |2~4 |
|                       |solomon's Ring at Tear Point before     |    |
|                       |going to the Lunar Base.                |    |
|Bahamut                |Defeat Guardian Force, Bahamut in Deep  |    |
|                       |Sea Research Center. [Deep Sea Research |    |
|                       |Centre] It can be found in the southwest|    |
|                       |of the World Map and can only be access |    |
|                       |by Ragnarok. Choose the first option,   |3~4 |
|                       |the second option to fight Ruby Dragons |    |
|                       |respectively. Next, choose the third    |    |
|                       |option, which is hidden to fight        |    |
|                       |Bahamut.                                |    |
|Cactuar                |Defeat Guardian Force, Cactuar at       |    |
|                       |Cactuar Island near Centra Region. You  |    |
|                       |should notice a tiny cactus sticking    |    |
|                       |out of a small island. It can only be   |3~4 |
|                       |access by the Ragnarok. Go near it to   |    |
|                       |enter a fight.                          |    |
|Tonberry               |Defeat 20 Tonberries inside Centra Ruin.|    |
|                       |Once you have defeated the 20th Tonberry|    |
|                       |, Tonberry King will appear and fight   |2~4 |
|                       |you. Note that the fight is continuous. |    |
|                       |Defeat Guardian Force, Tonberry King.   |    |
|Eden                   |Draw from Ultima Weapon at Deep Sea     |    |
|                       |Deposit, which is the underground base- |    |
|                       |ment of Deep Sea Research Center. [Deep |    |
|                       |Sea Research Centre] You must first     |    |
|                       |obtain Guardian Force, Bahamut before   |3~4 |
|                       |you can enter the basement to fight     |    |
|                       |Ultima weapon to draw Eden. [Refer to my|    |
|                       |weapon guide faq for ways to beat Ultima|    |
|                       |weapon.]                                |    |

Note:Should you miss any Guardian Force, especially those which need
     to be draw, the only way is to get them by redrawing them in
     disc four at the final castle. Refer to the [Redrawing of
     Guardian Force] section for more details. Note that this is
     only applicable to the US version.

Guardian Force (Non-Junctionable)
Below shows the list of guardian force which cannot be junction and
has no ability for you to learn. Note that these Guardian Forces,
as listed below do not have any compatibility or Guardian Force's
Active Time Bar and will appear immediately once summon.

|Name of Guardian Force |Location            |Miscellaneous Info      |
|Phoenix                |Collect all 5 stones|Use the item, Phoenix   |
|[Disc Two to Three]    |, naming Blue, Wind,|Pinion once during a    |
|                       |Life, Shadow, Water |battle, and Guardian    |
|                       |in Shumi Tribe. You |Force, Phoenix will     |
|                       |will get Phoenix    |appear when your party  |
|                       |Pinion. [Refer to   |gets wiped out randomly.|
|                       |other faqs for more |________________________|
|                       |information.]       |Phoenix will cast life  |
|                       |                    |on your party, reviving |
|                       |                    |all dead allies to 12.5%|
|                       |                    |of their total HP.      |
|Chicobo                |Catch a chocobo in  |Use Gysahl Greens to    |
|[Disc Two to Four]     |any chocobo forest, |summon Boko, the chocobo|
|                       |and you will get to |to battle.              |
|                       |choose a name for   |________________________|
|                       |the chocobo. From   |Play chocobo mini-game  |
|                       |then on, you will   |on PocketStation to     |
|                       |get to play the     |learn new attacks for   |
|                       |chocobo minigame in |Boko, the chocobo.      |
|                       |PocketStation.      |________________________|
|                       |                    |The initial attack is   |
|                       |                    |ChocoFire. These three  |
|                       |                    |attacks can only be     |
|                       |                    |learnt, if you play the |
|                       |                    |'Odekake chocobo' in the|
|                       |                    |PocketStation. The three|
|                       |                    |attacks are ChocoFlare, |
|                       |                    |ChocoMeteor and Choco-  |
|                       |                    |Buckle.                 |
|Odin                   |In Centra Ruin and  |Odin will appear random-|
|[Disc Two to Four]     |you have to solve   |at the beginning of the |
|                       |the puzzle under 20 |battle and using Zante- |
|                       |minutes. [Refer to  |suken, slicing all      |
|                       |other faqs for more |enemies apart, causing  |
|                       |information.]       |instant victory.        |
|                       |                    |________________________|
|                       |                    |If he does not appear at|
|                       |                    |the beginning of the    |
|                       |                    |battle, it means that he|
|                       |                    |will not appear for the |
|                       |                    |remaining half of the   |
|                       |                    |battle.                 |
|Gilgamesh              |Appears only if you |Gilgamesh will appear   |
|[Disc Three]           |have Odin already   |randomly anytime, even  |
|[Must have Odin first] |when fighting       |at the beginning or     |
|                       |against Seifer at   |middle of the fight. He |
|                       |end of disc three at|will choose one sword   |
|                       |Lunatic Pandora.    |out of four and uses an |
|                       |                    |attack randomly. His    |
|                       |                    |four attacks are Zantet-|
|                       |                    |suken, Excalibur, Exca- |
|                       |                    |lipoor and Masamune.    |
|Mini-Mog               |Can be obtained from|Use Mog's Amulet to     |
|[PocketStation         |PocketStation only. |learn Mini-Mog ability. |
| Exclusive]            |                    |You must use Amnesia    |
|                       |                    |Grass on a Guardian     |
|                       |                    |Force to make it forget |
|                       |                    |one ability. Then, use  |
|                       |                    |Mog's Amulet on that    |
|                       |                    |Guardian Force and equip|
|                       |                    |the Mini-Mog command.   |
|                       |                    |When using Mini-Mog     |
|                       |                    |command, it summons a   |
|                       |                    |Mini-Mog to battle, and |
|                       |                    |it will fully recover   |
|                       |                    |all of your Guardian    |
|                       |                    |Forces' HP. However, the|
|                       |                    |drawback is that it cost|
|                       |                    |you (100 x Party's      |
|                       |                    |average level)gils per  |
|                       |                    |summon. [It reminds me  |
|                       |                    |of Setzer's GP Toss     |
|                       |                    |command from Final      |
|                       |                    |Fantasy VI as well as   |
|                       |                    |Sumurai job system in   |
|                       |                    |Final Fantasy V.]       |
|Moomba                 |Can be obtained from|Use Proof of Friendship |
|[PocketStation         |PocketStation only. |to summon Moomba during |
| Exclusive]            |                    |battle.                 |

Note:Special thanks to <Multiplayerman@aol.com> for telling me the
     translaton of Gilgamesh's attacks. There's only one attack
     which needs to be changed. The US version uses 'Excalipoor'
     instead of 'Excalipur, which the japanese uses.

Note:For all PocketStation Guardian Forces like Mini-Mog, Moomba etc,
     i strongly recommend that you read other PocketStation faq. Till
     today, i still don't have a PocketStation. So, if you have any
     questions regarding PocketStation, i may not be able to answer
     and i may not reply your questions.
Credit:A very special thanks to Heero Yuy.Without him,i wouldn't have
       got the last G.F,as well as the Squall's Lionheart.I have to
       really thanks him as he have helped me a lot.Besides,he was the
       one who provided me the name of the attacks of Gilgamesh.If you
       need any help,refer to his walkthrough.Thanks to <StevenBruck>
       for some of the information,who told me how to get Grasharaboras,
       as well as some of the helpful tips he gave me.Thanks to Kaze
       Yagami for the informations on G.F,including PDA's G.F,
       translations name and so on.

6.IV)Guardian Force Strategy
Okay,if you really want to know the draw list,name of attacks,and AP
gained,i suggest you look at Scott Ong's FAQ.I think he did a very great
job.As for me,i don't have the intention to add these things in.But
should you stuck in finding a G.F,below is one of the most comprehensive
guide, since above contains some very valuable strategies and ideas.
Note that above are some spoilers.Avoid reading too much unless you are

6.IV.I)Guardian Force Strategy(With Ability)
Strategy #1:Quetzalcoatl and Shiva
|Info|This's simple.The labtop is found in Squall's SEAT in the lecture|
|    |room of Balamb Garden on the second floor.Refer to the 2nd floor |
|    |of the map in the additional guide section.Just go near to Squall|
|    |'s seat,and press circle.You will be able to see access to a lap-|
|    |top and find a tutorial guide,as well as two G.Fs.Just for your  |
|    |info,Squall's seat is somewhere on the top-left corner of the    |
|    |screen.                                                          |

Strategy #2:Ifrit
|Info|Fight Ifrit in the Cave of Fire.                                 |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|Ifrit is not that difficult at all.just make sure you don't use any   |
|fire attack against him since he will nulifies fire magic.Simply use  |
|your two newly-G.F,Quetzalcoatl and Shiva on him.He si extremely weak |
|to ice attack so use Shiva frequently.If you are running low on HP,   |
|simply draw cure from him or use item.If someone is down,then use     |
|Phoenix Down to revive your ally.Even without any use of G.F,it is    |
|possible to defeat Ifrit by making use of Squall's R1 gunblade.You may|
|want to take the opportunity and draw up spells like fire and cure.   |

Strategy #3:Siren
|Info|Draw Siren from Elvoret in Dollet Tower.                         |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|You will first fight with Biggs first,follow by the combined team of  |
|Biggs and Wedge.Once Biggs and Wedge are dead,Elvoret will appear.    |
|Biggs|Use your normal way fighting way like summon G.F,special arts or|
|     |Squall's R1 gunblade.Biggs does have some strong attacks that do|
|     |a great deal of HP to you if your level is very low.Make use of |
|     |this chance to use special arts.If you are running low on HP,   |
|     |simply use an item like potion or Phoenix Down to revive your   |
|     |ally.Biggs will occasionally cast cure spell to recover his or  |
|     |Wedge's HP.                                                     |
|Wedge|Wedge is not that hard.His attack isn't that strong.Wedge has a |
|     |cure spell,so draw it to recover HP.                            |
|Elvoret|This is much tougher than the combined team of Biggs and      |
|       |Wedge.Use cure to recover HP.Use same strategy like special   |
|       |arts,G.F,R1 gunblade etc.Elvoret has very strong attacks.His  |
|       |storm breath does about 50HP damage to everyone and his dark  |
|       |mist does about 70HP to a character.Try using double spell on |
|       |your character,so that you can cast two magics in a row at one|
|       |turn to have a quick win.                                     |
|Tips   |Try drawing spells like Fire,Bolt,Ice,Double etc.These spells |
|       |come in very handy later on during the game.                  |

Strategy #4:Brothers
|Info|Fight Sacred first,then he will escape.Next,you will have to     |
|    |fight the combined team of Sacred and Minotaur.                  |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|Sacred  |This is easy.Simply fight the battle in the usual way.       |
|Minotaur|This is much tougher than Sacred.                            |
|Combined Team of Sacred and Minotaur                                  |
|The Brothers can regenerate while they are in contact with the floor, |
|as they gain power from the Earth.So to prevent them from regenerating|
|you can cast Levitate on them.Try to finish off Minotaur first as he  |
|has some very powerful attacks.Watch your HP and you should be able to|
|get an easy win.                                                      |

Strategy #5:Diablo
|Info|Diablo is actually trapped inside the "Magic Lamp",given to by   |
|    |Principal Cid before you left Balamb Garden to sit for the train.|
|    |To use the G.F,you must unlock the 'seal' inside the lamp.To un- |
|    |lock the G.F trapped inside,you need to defeat Diablos.Once you  |
|    |click on the "magic lamp",you will be teleported to fight Diablo.|
|How to beat???                                                        |
|Diablo has two strong attacks,Gravissure and Gravity 1/4 of total HP. |
|Besides,he has a physical attack that does a very severely damage.How |
|do you defeat Diablo.It's best to have your HP above 1500.Next,try to |
|have as many cure spell as possible,so you can actually recover almost|
|all of your HP after Diablo casts Gravity.Try drawing the cure spell  |
|from diablo.Simply draw Gravity and cast it on diablo.It should do a  |
|heavy damage to him at first.When Diablo is running low HP,use other  |
|attack to finish him off like special's arts etc.                     |
|Other|You can try using Laguna's party since Laguna and Kiros do a    |
|     |slighly heavy damage,and is more easy to reach their special    |
|     |arts.                                                           |

Strategy #6:Carbunkle
|Info|Draw Carbunkle from anyone of Shumerukes.Shumerukes are actually |
|    |the two reptiles summoned by Edea.                               |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|This is a very easy fight.Simply use normal attacks like special arts,|
|G.F etc.It is weak against Earth or Holy attacks.One thing you have to|
|take note is his magma breath,which can cause petrify to your ally.You|
|will see a countdown and if the numbers reach zero,you will be turned |
|completely into stone.However,the Shumerukes are very easy to defeat, |
|so defeat them before the time reaches zero,if not,you can actually   |
|use Esuna to remove petrify.                                          |

Strategy #7:Leviathan
|Info|You need to first crushed the middle orb,which acts as a shield  |
|    |Nogue.Once the middle core is destroyed,Nogue will then appear.  |
|    |Note that the two supporting orb will be there to help at all    |
|    |times.Draw Leviathan from Nogue.                                 |
|Supporting Orb:                                                       |
|The supporting orb has really very strong elemental defense,in such   |
|that fire/ice/bolt/poison/wind/holy has no effect.So,don't waste your |
|time.                                                                 |
|Middle Core:                                                          |
|This is more easy to defeat than the two supporting orb.It is weak    |
|against poison,and don't use bolt.Anyway,use G.F to cause damage to   |
|all the orbs and core.                                                |
|Nogue:                                                                |
|Nogue is weak against wind,but does not have effects on poison.Summon |
|G.F all the time and you should be able to defeat it.                 |
|Tips|Draw barrier and shield from Nogue as a form protection.Use      |
|    |carbunkle to reflect magics.This will reflect magic like fire,   |
|    |bolt,back to the enemies.One thing you have to take note is if   |
|    |you cast carbunkle,be sure to use item to recover your HP.Do not |
|    |use cure spell when you have cast carbunkle because it will      |
|    |reflect back to the enemies and recover their HP.So,use item to  |
|    |cure.                                                            |

Strategy #8:Pandemonium
|Info|You will first fight Raijin in Balamb Town,follow by the combined|
|    |team of Fuujin and Raijin.You need to draw G.F Pandemonium from  |
|    |Fujjin.                                                          |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|Raijin|Do not use bolt magic on him since he will nulifies lighning.  |
|      |Draw barrier from him.He will use lightning attacks on you very|
|      |frequently.Junction lightning to elemental defense so that you |
|      |can have a good defense against it,or even nulifies his attack.|
|      |Don't use Quetzalcoatl.Blind and poison are also effective.Note|
|      |that if you are only left with female characters alive before  |
|      |you get into the first fight,Raijin will not fight you.Anyway, |
|      |he is very easy to defeat.Simply use your normal attack like   |
|      |G.F,special arts etc.                                          |
|Com-  |This is the combine team of Raijin and Fujjin.Again,Raijin will|
|bine  |nulifies lighning and so use the same strategy that you use    |
|      |against him in the previous fight.Blind and poison still works |
|      |effectively for both.As for Fujjin,she will nulifies wind      |
|      |attack,so i guess you know what to do.Don't use wind or bolt   |
|      |magics.Fuujin will use Wind magic against you before you draw  |
|      |Pandemonium from her, and after you draw it she will start     |
|      |using "Zan" and "Sai". "Zan" is a normal physical attack while |
|      |"Sai" will reduce HP to 1.If on your side is left with only    |
|      |female characters, Raijin will only heal Fuujin with Hi-Potions|
|      |and will not attack them but if Fuujin is defeated,he would    |
|      |then start attack.                                             |
|Tips  |Both are weak against poison.                                  |

Strategy #9:Cerberos
|Info|You need to fight and win Cerberos.He is the three-headed beast  |
|    |in the main hall of Galbadia Garden.                             |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|Strategy No 1:                                                        |
|Firstly,wind has no effect on him and he absorbs lighning magic.And   |
|don't use Quetzalcoatl and Pandemonium.He has an earthquake magics,   |
|which does over 550+ or more damages to your entire party.This boss is|
|tricky,in the way that he always cast triple or double on himself.    |
|Imagine him using earthquake 3 times,and that will be 1500+ damages to|
|everyone.Firstly,you need to make sure that you have 2000HP and above,|
|best to have over 5000HP to fight him at first.Start the fight first  |
|by drawing triple on all your party member.Don't do anything else     |
|first.Once all characters have triple spells,use other magics like    |
|Fire 3,or Ice 3.Best to use the magics in a row three times.In this   |
|way,you will be able to cost three times more damage in a single turn.|
|If he uses earthquake,use three times cure 2 or cure 3 in a row to    |
|recover HP,and have the other two party to concentrate on attacking.  |
|You can also use G.F to cause damages like Ifrit and Shiva,which do   |
|quite a reasonable amount of damage.Don't carry out the fight for too |
|long,since it is to your disadvantage.End the fight as soon as        |
|possible.If Squall's weapon is strong,try using Squall's special arts |
|since it will do a great damage.Earthquake cannot be reflected but you|
|can use levitate to counter it.Melten and regen also helps during the |
|fight.                                                                |
|Strategy No 2:Contributed by Kaze Yagami                              |
|Here's a quick way to win the fight.As Cerberos uses Earthquake,use   |
|Levitate to counter it,so that you won't recieved any damage when he  |
|uses earthquake.Next,cast reflect magics on all your party or G.F     |
|carbunkle.He will spent time dispelling your reflect,while your other |
|two members can concentrate on attacking him,while the other one,keeps|
|on casting reflect.                                                   |
|Note|When you are in the reflect state,do not cast any positive status|
|    |spells like haste etc,as it will reflect back to Cerberos,instead|
|    |cast a reflect magic on yourself,to reflect it to cerberos,and   |
|    |then if you need any healing/cure/regen spells,cast it onto      |
|    |Cerberos to reflect it back to you again.                        |

Strategy #10:Alexander
|Info|Draw Alexander from Edea at the last fight of disc 2.You will    |
|    |first fight with Seifer,followed by Edea.This fight is by far the|
|    |toughest of all in disc 2,if you are weak,considering the damage |
|    |accumulated from the previous fights with Seifer and Cerberos.   |
|    |Remember to heal yourself completely before entering the fight.  |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|Seifer|Seifer is not a very strong opponent.The same strategy apply to|
|      |the previous fight.He does have some strong attacks.When being |
|      |recieved a severe damage,there is a high chance of him using   |
|      |his special art,Ending Blade(Weenie Scatter).Don't worry!This  |
|      |attack isn't new,but is simply the strongest attack you will   |
|      |get from Seifer in this fight and it is the same special arts, |
|      |which Seifer used during the Dollet mission.You can also steal |
|      |a hero's drink from him,but there is not a need to,since you   |
|      |will also get the hero's drink whn the fight ends.Seifer will  |
|      |also use cure spell to heal himself when his HP is running low.|
|      |Since he's an easy opponent,i strongly suggest that you set up |
|      |you set up the neccessary defensive or offensive strategies    |
|      |like casting haste,use double,triple spells or summoning G.F   |
|      |Cerberos,so you can began your attack straight away,in the next|
|      |continous fight.                                               |
|Edea  |If you have cast Cerberos,haste first,during the fight with    |
|      |Seifer,you have already gained the upperhand.Edea is very nasty|
|      |,compared to the first time you fought her in disc 1.She can   |
|      |cause status disorder to your character,including silence,or   |
|      |blind.Use remedy to cure status disorder,or draw heal from Edea|
|      |to recover status disorder.She has a dead-all,which will cause |
|      |instant death.This attack either miss or cause death.It will be|
|      |better to junction death to your status defense,so that you    |
|      |won't get hit.Use life to revive character.To make thing worse,|
|      |she will cast reflect on herself,so you can't use any magics   |
|      |attack on her,except for some magics like earthquake.If you    |
|      |cast G.F Carbunkle or reflect magic,she will use DeSpell to    |
|      |remove it and will not use other magics until your reflect is  |
|      |removed.Try having a character to keep on using reflect,while  |
|      |other two concentrate on attacking her.Sleep,Slow,and Drain are|
|      |effective too,so you should consider junction at least one to  |
|      |ST attack.Special arts,especially Squall and Zell can also do  |
|      |very severe damage.                                            |
|Important Reminder!!!                                                 |
|Remember to draw Alexander from Edea,if not you will lose two valuable|
|G.F,Alexander and Grasharaborus.You will know why later on.I have a   |
|friend who keeps on training squall to over Lv 50,junctioned ultima to|
|attack.His special arts was so powerful that it killed Edea shortly   |
|after a few hits,and he forgot to draw G.F Alexander.[Can't tell you  |
|who he is]                                                            |

Strategy #11:Grasharaboras
|Info|This is by far the toughest to get and time consuming. I spent   |
|    |over three days just to find this G.F.Grasharaboras is trapped   |
|    |inside the Soloman's Ring.You need to find certain items in order|
|    |to release the seal.The list of items is below.                  |
|Item Requirements|1x Soloman's Ring                                   |
|                 |6x Molbor's Tentacle                                |
|                 |6x Iron Pipe                                        |
|                 |6x Modified Remedy                                  |
|How to get:      |                                                    |
|Soloman's Ring   |It is found in the north of tear point,near the     |
|                 |statue.Tear Point is located on the south-east of   |
|                 |Esthar.                                             |
|Molbor's Tentacle|This is by far the hardest to get.Steal or Kill     |
|                 |Molbor.Refer to the strategies below.               |
|Iron Pipe        |Has the effect of summon G.F + 10%.Refer to the     |
|                 |strategy below.                                     |
|Modified Remedy  |Remedy has the effect of removing any status effect,|
|                 |and can be bought at most item shops.You need       |
|                 |Alexander's medicine Lv up to modify the remedy.10x |
|                 |remedy will give you 1x modified remedy,so you need |
|                 |60x remedy.In order to learn medicine Lv up(120AP), |
|                 |you need to learn medicine Creation(200AP),which is |
|                 |a total of 320AP.                                   |
|Note             |If you did not collect Soloman's Ring before Lunatic|
|                 |Pandora at the end of disc 3,you won't be able to   |
|                 |get Grasharaboras forever.If you forget to draw     |
|                 |Alexander from Edea at the end of disc 2,you won't  |
|                 |be able to get modified remedy,which means you will |
|                 |lose Grasharaboras forever.                         |
|Once you have meet all the requirements,just click on the Soloman's   |
|Ring ANYTIME,(Like Diablo like that,but this time not fighting),you   |
|will be able to get Grasharaboras.If you didn't collect the items,a   |
|message will pop out saying that you cannot release the G.F.          |
|Getting Molbor's Tentacles                                            |
|Place|Found near outside tear point and on the west of Esthar Capital.|
|     |Chances of appearing is 1/10.You won't be able to find Molbor   |
|     |after the spacestation adventure.Found in two Islands only-the  |
|     |island that is closest to hell an the island that is close to   |
|     |heaven.Just in  case,you have visit the spacetrip,these are the |
|     |two Islands you should go.Note in these two islands,there are   |
|     |many tough enemies like the RubulmDragon.The Island of Hell can |
|     |be found in the most western part of Galbadia in the north,which|
|     |is that long stretch of coast.The Island of Heaven can be found |
|     |in the northern east of the world map,one of the four small     |
|     |islands in the north of the chocobo shrine(That huge Sketch of  |
|     |Forest).You can reach these two islands only by Ragnarok.       |
|Info |Molbor is a huge,green creature that does a lot of status       |
|     |disorder.If you are in the Island of Heaven,there is a creature |
|     |that looks and attacks similarly to Molbors,however,they are    |
|     |different in the way that it does not cause any berserk.That    |
|     |creature is called Ochuu and you will get Ochuu's Tentacle after|
|     |defeating it,however,you must remember that they are both       |
|     |different creatures.                                            |
|Strategy No 1:Try the 2nd strategy if this doesn't work.              |
|To get Molbor's Tentacle,you need to kill it or steal from it.This    |
|creature will start by using bad breath,which casts berserk,silence,  |
|poison on all your party.When this happen,i suggest you start running |
|away,since you won't have a chance of defeating it.You need to steal  |
|Molbor's tentacles before it casts bad breath.So,how do you make      |
|stealing more easy.Let the character who have the steal command(from  |
|Diablo,200AP),to equip with Pandamonium and junction haste so that you|
|have a speed advantage.keep on attacking and stealing.Once you have   |
|succeeded stealing,i suggest you run away to prevent furthur damage.  |
|Strategy No 2:                                                        |
|Junctioning haste and so on,may not be a good idea.Chances are very   |
|low to make stealing succeed,but still,it does work.Try this strategy |
|As Molbor can cause various nasty status disorder,rendering all your  |
|character to helpless,try junctioning break(Stone),Blind,Berserk to   |
|your ST Defense and Drain to ST attack to make your battle more easy. |
|Don't bother to heal your characters,since it will still drain away   |
|your HP.                                                              |
|This tip was given by Heero Yuy<kanketsu@usa.net>.I have to thanks him|
|for all his help.And thanks to Kaze Yagami for furthur providing extra|
|information.Really have to thanks everyone!                           |
|Tips|Try combining both strategies 1 and 2 together.Junction Haste,   |
|    |drain,berserk etc.                                               |
|Do you know?                                                          |
|I managed to kill Molbor without even recieving a single damage.How?  |
|Because Odin appeared at that right moment,killing Molbor.I was lucky.|
|Getting Iron Pipe                                                     |
|Place|Go to the forest near the Dollet station.It's the only forest   |
|     |there,so you should have no problem finding the forest.Just roam|
|     |around the forest.                                              |
|Info |You will find this yellow-green slimy gorilla,along with other  |
|     |two enemies.Just steal Iron Pipe from him.The rest of the two   |
|     |enemies are very easy to defeat,so don't worry.This gorilla has |
|     |quite a strong attack.He will often 'roll' your character into a|
|     |ball,'bouncing',which do over 1000HP damage to one or all your  |
|     |party.You will know what i mean when you see him.               |

Strategy #12:Bahamut
|Place|Warship Island is located on the very bottom left of the map.I  |
|     |guess i don't need to explain the exact location in detail,do i?|
|     |Just land Ragnarok on the island by pressing circle.            |
|Info |You will see a cylinder in the centre.Bahamut is trapped inside |
|     |the cylinder,however,it's not that easy,one of the best G.Fs.   |
|     |Okay,the cylinder will emit beams of light out,if you noticed it|
|     |careful.A single movement will cause you to be detected with the|
|     |beam,forcing you into a fight.The cylinder will stop emitting   |
|     |light after some time.This is your chance now.Slowly made your  |
|     |way to the centre of the cylinder when the cylinder is not      |
|     |emitting a beam.When it is emitting a beam,you should not move  |
|     |at all.You will see the option when you come into contact with  |
|     |the cylinder.                                                   |
|     |      First Choice   Second Choice  Third Choice                |
|     |       >Fight          Escape         Escape                    |
|     |                      >Fight          Fight                     |
|     |                                     >Bahamut(Hidden)           |
|     |        Fig 1          Fig 2           Fig 3                    |
|The first time,you have no choice but to fight Rubulmdragon.After you |
|win Rubulmdragon for the first time,you will be given two choices,    |
|shown in fig2.Choose the second option.When you have win Rubulmdragon |
|for the second time,you will be given the third choice,shown in Fig 3.|
|The trick is you can't see the text of the third option,unless you    |
|point down the cursor at the choice.                                  |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|RubulmDragon|RubulmDragons are stong against Fire and Wind while weak |
|            |against Ice and Holy attacks.At higher levels,determine  |
|            |by your characters' levels(remember parallel level,its   |
|            |special attack,Breath,is a dangerous attack.Junctioned   |
|            |brain to your ST Attacks,using Gravity or summoning      |
|            |Diablos also helps.Protect and Shell helps to reduce the |
|            |damages.Quistis' Desionator also has a high chance of    |
|            |banishing the beast.If it casts Reflect on itself,you can|
|            |use Despell to remove it,or cast reflect on yourself to  |
|            |reflect back the magic.The best strategy,in my opinion,is|
|            |to use Melten,with the effect of defense 0 on him.This   |
|            |will greatly reduce his physical/magic defense,thus      |
|            |enabling you to do more damage.I suggest you draw meteo  |
|            |from him and cast the magic on him.If one melten is not  |
|            |enough,try using about two or three on him,and then dish |
|            |him out with meteo.                                      |
|Bahamut     |Bahamut is even more easier than two Rubulmdragon.He does|
|            |have some powerful attacks.Wind and Bolt magics have no  |
|            |effect on him,don't use Pandemonium and Quetzalcoatl.    |
|            |Simply use Squall's special arts,ultimas,and meteo,G.Fs, |
|            |you should be able to defeat Bahamut soon.Don't use G.F  |
|            |Grasharaboras as it does very little damage,perhaps only |
|            |for the purpose of defense 0 only.You can use melten to  |
|            |replace it.Mega Flare's damage can also be reduced by    |
|            |using shell.                                             |

Strategy #13:Sabotender
|Info|Sabotender Island is located in the southern part of the desert, |
|    |somewhere in the bottom centre of the world map.The desert is    |
|    |where you fought those Cactuar(20AP,remember now!)Or you can     |
|    |simply say it's near Edea's house.It's a very small Island,from  |
|    |far,you will see a green Cactaur(Something like ruby weapon,     |
|    |sticking out its claws,except that it is green now instead of    |
|    |red.)I guess you know what i mean.You need the Ragnarok to get   |
|    |you there.In order to fight Sabotender,you need to get down the  |
|    |Ragnarok and walk over there,not using the airship like you are  |
|    |fighting ruby weapon in the desert of FF7.                       |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|First of all,this boss isn't hard at all.The only advantage he has is |
|that he has very high HP,but is nowhere as difficult as Omega or      |
|Ultimate weapon.Firstly,take note that Gravity doesn't work with that |
|boss.Don't draw Aero or Tornado from him since both magic spell       |
|doesn't cause many damage.Okay,he has two basic attacks,earthquake,Ten|
|Thousand Needles and normal attack.His earthquake damage does around  |
|2000 damage to everyone.At this point,such damage is nothing to you.  |
|The second attack,Ten Thousand Needle is deadly.It will cause instant |
|dead,10,000 damage to a single enemy,but not to all,so you have noth- |
|ing to fear.His normal attack is quite strong,about 3000 or more to a |
|single ally.Firstly,you can start the battle by summoning Cerberos,so |
|that you can cast double or triple spell.Note that the fight is rather|
|long if you do not have very high attack as he has more than 150,000+ |
|damage.Therefore,you need to have several cure magics in your stock in|
|your magic inventory.When he casts earthquake on your party,simply use|
|cure spell triple and regain all your HP for everyone.Here's what i   |
|obeserved.He only uses his Ten Thousand Needles,when one of our party |
|inflict a very heavy damage on him,but not all the time.When one of   |
|your character is dead by this powerful needles,use Life or Life 2 to |
|revive him.If you don't have life 2,use life so that when you revive, |
|you can use your special arts,if you don't have Aura.Squall's special |
|arts(when you get Lionheart) can actually finish off him very quickly.|
|Another point to note is that Sabotender is very weak against water.If|
|you use ouen,and try to reach about 130 using Leviathan,you can       |
|actually cost as much as 9000HP and over to 9999HP.If you have a turbo|
|controller,that will be much better.Almost all G.Fs can cost as much  |
|as 7000HP over if you can have 250 for ouen,which is the max power.   |
|Another point to note is do you cast barrier or regen?You can but it's|
|actually a waste of time since the earthquake doesn't do much damage, |
|or even if he casts the Ten Thousand Needle,you are already dead.In my|
|opinion,it's a waste of time.Of course,if you level is low,i suggest  |
|you cast barrier,so that you can reduce some damage on earthquake.    |
|Ultima and meteo work quite well,but on consider,it's quite costly,   |
|since you have some good G.Fs like Leviathan,especially Ultima magic. |

Strategy #14:Master Tonberry
|Info |You need to fight 20 Tonberries,and you will fight Master       |
|     |Tonberry,continued from the 20th fight.                         |
|Place|Tonberry can be found in Centra ruin,just before you go out the |
|     |stair,the place where there is a hidden draw point on the right |
|     |corner of the screen.Remember,do not go up the stair.Just roam  |
|     |the area around.                                                |
|Info |Tonberries have appeared in many past FFs and are one of the    |
|     |most sure-have enemies in Final Fantasies.You will find Tonberry|
|     |in the final dungeon of FF7,as well as in other past FFs like   |
|     |FF6.I am quite surprised he made it as one of the G.Fs.The most |
|     |noticeable thing about this enemy is that he carries a lantern  |
|     |with him and usually,he will not attack you,and continue to work|
|     |forward,in front towards your member.When he walks near you     |
|     |already,he will cast death,so when you fight with him,keep on   |
|     |attacking,don't let him  have the chance to walk forward.Master |
|     |Tonberry will fight him immediately when you have defeated the  |
|     |20th Tonberry.Note that you don't need to fight the Tonberries  |
|     |in continous sequence,which means even if you go out,you won't  |
|     |need to fight all over again from 1.Master Tonberry is about    |
|     |thrice times the size of a normal Tonberry.                     |
|How to beat???                                                        |
|Tonberry|He is not that hard,but he has a very high HP,above 20,000HP.|
|        |Just use G.F with very high affection(GF ATB will be faster  |
|        |if the G.F has very high affection for the character).It will|
|        |be even more preferred if you have a turbo controller to     |
|        |reach 250 ouen so you can cause as much damage Sometimes,he  |
|        |will counter you back by using Kitchen Knife, which is quite |
|        |deadly.Repeat the same strategy for other Tonberries till you|
|        |meet Master Tonberries.Another quick win method is to keep   |
|        |Squall and Zell at low HP,so they can perform their special  |
|        |arts,which should end the fight very quickly after a few     |
|        |rounds.The drawback is that sometimes Tonberry's Kitchen     |
|        |Knife might finish your character off,so have the third      |
|        |person concentrate on reviving.Count the number of fights,and|
|        |before the 20th fight,recover all your characters' HP.Should |
|        |one of your character dies,use Phoenix Down or life.         |
|Master  |Master Tonberry isn't that tough,when compared to Sabotender.|
|        |Tonberry does have high HP,above 75,000HP.His earthquake     |
|        |stomp does about 2000+ damage to all character,and a normal  |
|        |physical attack does 1000+ to a single character.            |
|Strategy No 1:                                                        |
|First cast G.F Cereberos on your party to have the double and triple  |
|positive status on your character.Then,keep on using triple ultimas on|
|Master Tonberry and the fight should end very soon.                   |
|Strategy No 2:                                                        |
|You may say that it is such a waste to use ultimas on Master Tonberry.|
|When you are fighting against normal Tonberry,keep Squall(and Zell if |
|he is in your party.)at low HPs so that they can perform their special|
|arts.As the fight is continous after defeating the 20th Tonberry,have |
|Squall(and zell) to perform their special arts.The fight will end very|
|soon after a few special arts.It will be better if Squall has Lion-   |
|Heart.But do note to keep the third person in very high HP,and keep on|
|using cure or life,just in case one of them die.If you have aura,it   |
|will be even more better.                                             |
|Tips|Try using melten first.                                          |

Strategy #15:Eden
|History/Overview                                                     |
|Remember Ultimate Weapon from Final Fantasy VII? Anyway, never mind! |
|In my personal opinion, Ultima weapon is a weaker version of Omega   |
|Weapon. Ultima Weapon looks quite identical to Omega Weapon, other   |
|than its skin colour, and for the fact that he carries a sword, which|
|Omega does not. Ultima Weapon isn't as tough as you think. The only  |
|thing you need to worry about is his attack, Light Pillar, which     |
|costs 9999HP to a single character. When he uses that, be sure to    |
|quickly revive your character. He tends to use Light Pillar very     |
|often and he's pretty fast. Other than that, you really shouldn't    |
|have any difficulty with the correct strategy used. It's advisable   |
|that you beat Ultima Weapon first before you challenge Omega Weapon. |
|I strongly recommend that you use the same party that you are going  |
|to fight Omega Weapon later on. My recommended characters are Squall,|
|Quistis, and Zell.                                                   |
|Info|After you have gotten G.F Bahamut, exit the island, and then    |
|    |enter the cockpit of the Ragnarok by pressing Circle. Then, go  |
|    |back to the research island with Zell in your party. On the spot|
|    |where you have just fought Bahamut, you should see a save point |
|    |and an underground tunnel. The path below will lead you to fight|
|    |Ultima Weapon and obtain the last G.F, Eden.                    |
|Note|Press Triangle to enter the cockpit instead of Circle if you are|
|    |playing the Japanese version.                                   |
|Note|Zell is a compulsory character and you will know why later on.  |
|    |Be sure to enter the cockpit of the Ragnarok if you have not    |
|    |done so.                                                        |
|In the Underground Water Facility                                    |
|Tips|Equip your character with Encounter-None first. You will know   |
|    |why later on.                                                   |
|To enter the underground basement, you need to adjust the steam block|
|to 10. Examine the steam block on the bottom left corner of the      |
|screen. You can choose to read the tutorial or not. Choose not. Now, |
|initially, you will begin with 20 steam block.                       |
|You will be asked to input Square button two times. Each Square      |
|button took away two steam block, which means after pressing twice,  |
|Steam Block No will become 20-2-2=16. A hidden door to the bottom    |
|will be revealed. Proceed down the stair. Just near the stairs, you  |
|will find a steam block machine. Examine it, and you will be asked to|
|input the password. Let's say, if you choose 2, it will now become   |
|16-2=14. As usual, the door to the underground will open up. The     |
|process will be the same for the rest of the door. Repeat it.        |
|Just in case, i keep you suspended about. The password is 2-2-1-1.   |
|In case, you are confused, see the number of the door on the top-    |
|right hand corner of the screen and input the password that match the|
|ones below.                                                          |
|Door Number   | 1 | 2 | 5 | 9 |Understand! Your Steam Block number   |
|Input Password| 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 |should be 10 now.                     |
|When you come down the elevator, you should see a huge steam machine.|
|You are given two options.                                           |
|1st Option|Allows you to activate the steam block machine, pressing  |
|          |Square two times. The Steam Block will become 10-2-2=6.   |
|          |Each Square button took up two steam block, just as the   |
|          |first one.                                                |
|2nd Option|This will let Zell to examine the steam block.            |
|In order not to make it too direct, i will give you hints as to which|
|option you should choose.                                            |
|-How do you make the Steam Block still remains as 10?                |
|-Have you been trusting your friends?                                |
|-Ask yourself why Zell is a compulsory character?                    |
|Well, you should more or less get the hint already. Choosing both    |
|options will open up the door to the underground basement, but only  |
|one options allows you to fight Ultima Weapon and that option is the |
|hint as given above. If you choose the alternative option, you will  |
|not fight Ultima weapon, but you can take this chance to explore the |
|basement, and train your levels, since the monsters inside here are  |
|very strong.                                                         |
|Note|Assuming you have choosen the correct option, let me warn you   |
|    |route to the basement is very tedious and long. Make sure you   |
|    |are well-equipped. There are only two save points, one at the   |
|    |entrance and one hidden near where you fought Ultima weapon. The|
|    |hidden draw points require you to equip Siren's Move/Find item  |
|    |before you can use it. Make sure you equip it and save it just  |
|    |before fighting Ultima weapon because should you lose, you have |
|    |to start the whole long, tedious process all over again. The    |
|    |hidden save point is a shiny object at the bottom level to the  |
|    |left of the machine that summons Ultima weapon.                 |
|Credit|Thanks to <MoogleKng@aol.com> for telling me about the hidden |
|      |save point.                                                   |
|      |______________________________________________________________|
|      |Thanks to X. Calibur <xcalibur@ignmail.com> for telling me    |
|      |about the hidden save point.                                  |
|Here is another way of entering the basement and this time now, Zell |
|needs not be a compulsory character.                                 |
|First, at the second level of the Undersea Research Center, use 2    |
|steam RSP. Then, on the third level, you will see a little machine.  |
|Press X on it and spend 3 steam RSP. It will then open up the door   |
|too the steam room. [You will see the door open] Go inside. In the   |
|back, there is another machine. Press X on it and it will give you   |
|seven more steam RSP! Then, just keep spending 1 steam RSP 'till you |
|get to level 6. DO NOT LET ZELL TRY TO FIX IT! The door will open    |
|and you will have exactly 10 steam RSP left! Plus, the best part is  |
|that you will fight no monsters on the way down to the bottom of the |
|basement.                                                            |
|Credit|Thanks to <MDCLAUSON@aol.com> for telling me the above method |
|      |that you need not have Zell as a compulsory character in your |
|      |party and that you need not fight anymore enemies on your way |
|      |back after defeating Ultima Weapon. [Please refer to Kaze     |
|      |Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg> for the chart in the Additional|
|      |guide ssection for more details.]                             |
|Even with Encounter-None, it can only minimise your chances of enter-|
|ing into a battle. There are five areas which you need to go, before |
|reaching Ultima Weapon at the very bottom. With Encounter-None, you  |
|will encounter three battles for each area, which mean to say you    |
|will have to fight 15 rounds of battle continously. Note that you    |
|will fight the same enemy for three times in an area.                |
|Before that, look at some of the requirements:                       |
|1)Squall's LionHeart (Must)                                          |
|2)Junction 100x Ultima to Squall and Zell's strength. (Must)         |
|3)Junction 100x Silence to Status Attack to at least one character.  |
|4)Junction 100x Poison and Blind to Status Defense to all characters.|
|5)Junction 100x Sleep, Berserk etc to Status Attack. (Recommended)   |
|6)Junction 100x Haste or Triple to all your characters' speed.       |
|7)Have Aura, Full Life, Meltdown. (Recommended)                      |
|8)Have plenty of Phoenix Pinions. (Recommended)                      |
|  =>Refer to Miscellanous on how to get more Phoenix Pinions.        |
|9)Equip any character abilities like HP + 80%, Spd + 40%, Vit + 40%, |
|  most importantly, increase your characters' HP, Speed, Vitality to |
|  the maximum as much as possible. Consider equipping Auto-Haste and |
|  revive command also.                                               |
|1st Area|Tri-Face                                                    |
|It is a three-headed beast, and will sometimes cast poison on you. If|
|have already junction poison to status defense, you do not need to   |
|afraid of him, if not, you can use items/magics to remove poison. If |
|100x Ultima is junctioned to Squall's strength, you should be able to|
|kill it within a few attacks.                                        |
|2nd Area|Grendel and Imp                                             |
|Grendel |He uses lightning attacks and looks more of a lizard. But,  |
|        |again, he is not that difficult to defeat, if you have met  |
|        |the requirements as above.                                  |
|Imp     |He can also be found in Esthar area after the lunar base    |
|        |incident. He is not hard to defeat, and will use blind magic|
|        |on you. If you have junctioned blind to status defense, this|
|        |shouldn't be a problem, if not, use items/magics to remove  |
|        |it. For the last fight(Third fight), Imp will cast his final|
|        |attack, Holy on a character who kills him.                  |
|3rd Area|Behemoth                                                    |
|He uses magics like Meteor very frequently, causing some massive     |
|damage on you. To stop him from using any magic, meteor, junction    |
|Silence to Status attack. After some time, he may or may not use     |
|barrier on himself, thus reducing any physical or magic damage on    |
|him. Nevertheless, he is helpless when he is silenced. Also, you can |
|get Barrier from him, which is one of the essential item for Quistis |
|to learn Blue Magic, Mighty Guard.                                   |
|4th Area|Ruby Dragon                                                 |
|You should be very familiarised with Ruby Dragon since you fought him|
|before fighting Bahamut and during one of the Laguna Scenerios. His  |
|deadly attack, possibly Breath, does the most damage, along with     |
|other attacks like flare, meteor. My strategy is use one Aura or keep|
|Squall and Zell at low HP, and finish him as soon as possible before |
|he casts Flare on you using Limit Breaks. If not, keep on drawing and|
|cast Meteor on him. To ensure that Meteor reach the max effectiveness|
|, consider switching 100x Ultima from Strength to magic first, then  |
|switch back after that. To end the fight more quickly, consider using|
|meltdown on him.                                                     |
|5th Area|Iron Giant                                                  |
|You will encounter two Iron Giants in each battle, making it a total |
|of 6. Basically, Iron Giant does a great deal of physical damage, and|
|it is advisable if you have high Vitality. With Sleep junction to    |
|status attack, you can make Iron Giant fall asleep, while focusing   |
|your concentrations on the other one. To make things simpler, you may|
|consider using some aura spells and finish them off quickly. Also,   |
|Iron Giant will cast Barrier on himself too.                         |
|Make sure you take Ultima magic from the draw point just before you  |
|leave the 5th Area. Now, you are on your way to fight. Examine the   |
|machine on the top-right corner. Ultima Weapon will arrive shortly.  |
|Note|Remember to draw G.F Eden.                                      |
|Ultima Weapon is very easy, and can be defeated by executing a few   |
|of Squall's limit break. Basically, his most fearsome attack is quite|
|possibly the Light Pillar, which will kill your party member at      |
|instant, regardless of your defense, but rest assure, it only attacks|
|one party member, not all. Start off by using Aura straight away on  |
|Squall and Zell, and let them use their limit breaks. Use Zell's     |
|Limit Break, Armageddon Fist (duel). Refer to Limit Break section.   |
|Have Squall keep on using Renzokuken. You should finish Ultima weapon|
|very easily. If Ultima Weapon uses Light Pillar, quickly use Revive  |
|command or Life/Full Life to revive the dead ally. Don't hesitate!   |
|Ultima Weapon uses Light Pillar very frequently, sometimes giving you|
|little time to revive your dead ally. Good Luck!                     |

6.IV.II)Guardian Force Strategy(Non-Ability)
Strategy #16:Phoenix
|Info|Head to the Shumi Tribe in the most northern east area,the build-|
|    |ing that look like a spider-shaped.The elevator is in the north. |
|    |Note at the entrance of the elevator is a magic point of ultima  |
|    |that you need to pay 5000Gil for it.The elevator will take you   |
|    |down.Then just go to the house on the furthest left.Just carry on|
|    |going left,you will pass a pond along the way.The first building |
|    |you encountered after the elevator is the Shumi Hotel.You can    |
|    |stay there for free.Enter the furthest left house,talk to the    |
|    |chief leader,standing next to the statue(Some called it Laguna   |
|    |statue,but to me,it doesn't look like).Go out,enter the house to |
|    |meet the head of the village,outside the dog.After talking to the|
|    |head of the village chief,return back to the house that has the  |
|    |statue.Speak to the village chief again and he will ask you to   |
|    |find five stones.                                                |
|Each time,you find a new stone,return the stone back to the man       |
|standing next to the statue,then get the next stone.The stone must be |
|taken in this order below.As you approach a new stone,a new dialogue  |
|will appear.                                                          |
|Stone   |Location of the Stone                                        |
|Blue    |It is in the room where the statue is.Search the big rock on |
|        |the left-hand corner.                                        |
|Wind    |The big rock on the first screen after the elevator;furthur  |
|        |left to the Shumi Hotel.                                     |
|Life    |In the middle of the truck of a huge tree,just before the    |
|        |Head of the Shumi house on the same screen.                  |
|Shadow  |Go back down the elevator again.Search the container on the  |
|        |upper right side of the screen,which casts a shadow over.    |
|Water   |Head to the Tsukurit's House,right side next to the house    |
|        |with the Laguna statue.Head to the sink to find the stone on |
|        |the left.                                                    |
|Once you have collected all the stones,talk to the chef near the      |
|Laguna statue,head for the village chief house.After a conversation,  |
|you will get a Phoenix Feather.Use it to summon Phoenix during battle |
|by using the item.Once summoned,Phoenix will appear randomly,in future|
|battle when your party gets wiped out,provided if you have Phoenix    |
|feather in your stock.Each time,Phoenix is summoned,your Phoenix      |
|feather in stock will reduce by 1.Your characters need not have to    |
|equip the item command to summon Phoenix.                             |
|Tips    |By using Alexander's Medicine level Up to change Phoenix down|
|        |to Phoenix Feather,you can now summon Phoenix.For more info, |
|        |please refer to the secret section.                          |
|Note    |Chances of Phoenix appearing are higher if your average luck |
|        |for your party is higher or one of your party member is dead.|
|Do you know?                                                          |
|As the man near the statue tells you to get the Water Stone,go to the |
|pond,search for the frog nearby and the frog will give you a fake     |
|water stone.                                                          |
|Credit|The above cheat is being contributed by Jerry Ng and Scott Ong.|

Strategy #17:Ko-chocobo
|Info|In order to summon a chocobo,you need to use Gisal Greens(Item)  |
|    |summon it.Think of the Gisal Vegetables as a lure to attract     |
|    |chocobo,before that,you need to catch a chocobo.Come on,Chocobos |
|    |love Greens!                                                     |
|How to catch?                                                         |
|To catch a chocobo,go to any of the chocobo forest.There are a total  |
|of 6 chocobo forest and one chocobo shrine that are scattered through-|
|out the world.You can only access to these forests only from disc 2   |
|onward when you can control your Balamb Garden on the sea,or having   |
|the ragnarok,airship in disc 3.Upon entering,you will see a man.He    |
|will brief you on the basic tutorials of catching a chocobo.The radar |
|on the bottom-right detect the presence of chocobo.Okay,after going   |
|through the tutorial,press Square,and you will be given 4 choices.I   |
|will explain the choices later on.Meanwhile,choose the third option,  |
|and the man will approach you.Pay 1200Gil to him and he will offer to |
|catch a chocobo for you.Pay him the money and a big,fat chocobo will  |
|fall down.You will then be able to write a name for your chocobo.Once |
|you have wrote a name for your new chocobo,you will be able to ride it|
|,as well as summoning Ko-chocobo and playing the chocobo RPG in the   |
|PocketStation.                                                        |

Strategy #18:Odin
|Place|Centra Ruin is located to the north of Edea's house in bottom   |
|     |right-hand corner of the world map.                             |
|You need to get Odin within the time limit,20 minute.                 |
|Procedure:=>Tip:Equip Diablo's encounter nothing to avoid any fights. |
|Go up the stair first.There is a magic point next to pillar,just      |
|before the stair.once you go up the stair,stand on the wooden platform|
|and it works like an elevator,transporting you up.you will see two    |
|ladders.Climb the left ladder first.The right one leads to a magic    |
|point,but you can get it later after getting Odin.After climbing the  |
|right ladder,go inside the door,and examine the blue orb on the blue  |
|panel to reveal a hiddem stairway on the ground.Go down the ladder,   |
|examine the panel in the ground floor,then go up the stairs that is   |
|revealed,until you reach a chamber.Climb the ladder,examine the statue|
|and take the red ruby away from the statue by choosing the first      |
|option.After that,go down the ladder,take the stair.There is a magic  |
|point on the right path.Climb the ladder on the right(It may not look |
|like one,but is actually it.Look carefully!).You will see another     |
|statue.Put the red ruby you have got previously by choosing the second|
|option.You will then be given a password.Take back both red ruby by   |
|choosing the first option,go back to where the first statue is,put the|
|two two red ruby inside and you will be given an option to key in your|
|password.After keying in the password,the door below will open and    |
|will lead to where odin is.                                           |
|Odin|Odin doesn't attack,so take your time to draw some good spells   |
|    |like double,triple,or death.Once he's defeated,he will appear    |
|    |randomly.                                                        |
|Info|The password is randomly.Possiblities are 7-4-4-4-2,0-4-8-5-6etc.|
|General Information about Odin                                        |
|-Odin appears randomly during battle,only at the beginning.           |
|-Odin will use Steel Breaker and killed every enemies instantly,so    |
| when Odin appears,you will know that the fight will end soon.        |
|-Odin does not appear during boss fight.                              |

Strategy #19:Gilgamesh
I notice that other faqs do not have much details about Gilgamesh's
attacks so this will be an exclusive section dedicated to Gilgamesh.

|History/Overview                                               |
|Gilgamesh made his first appearance in Final Fantasy V. For    |
|those who has played and familiar with Final Fantasy V, you    |
|should know that Gilgamesh was banished to the 'Cleft of       |
|Dimension.' Gilgamesh was the righthand man of Exdeath, an evil|
|black mage in Final Fantasy V. How or why he appears again in  |
|Final Fantasy VIII remains a mystery to me. Can anyone explain |
|why to me? Anyway, it's great to see Gilgamesh making a        |
|comeback in Final Fantasy VIII, don't you think so? Anyway,    |
|Omega weapon is back now, so why not Gilgamesh too as well?    |
|Location |You must have gotten Odin first before fighting      |
|         |against Seifer at the end of disc 3 in Lunatic       |
|         |Pandora. Now, wait for a while, and enjoy the event! |
|Tips     |Don't attack Seifer as Gilgamesh will appear soon.   |
|         |Instead, keep drawing Aura spells from Seifer.       |
|Attack   |Zantetsuken, Excalibur, Excalipoor and Masamune      |
|General Information about Gilgamesh                            |
|Like Odin, Gilgamesh cannot be junction to a character, neither|
|does he have any ability for you to learn. However, like Odin, |
|he will appear randomly during battle. Unlike Odin, it can     |
|appear in the beginning, middle of the fight, whereas Odin can |
|only appear in the beginning of the fight, if not, Odin will   |
|not appear for the remaining half of the battle. As Gilgamesh  |
|is summoned, you will notice that there are four swords descend|
|-ing down together with Gilgamesh. Each of these four swords   |
|represents an attack- Zantetsuken, Excalibur, Excalipoor and   |
|Masamune. He will choose any of the four swords randomly and   |
|that sword choosen will use that particular attack.            |
|Do you know?                                                   |
|According to <SolBadguy40@aol.com>, he says that after all the |
|four swords had descended and stopped rotating, Gilgamesh will |
|pick the sword that is at the back of him. Good observation    |
|from <SolBadguy40@aol.com>!!! While so, you still cannot       |
|determine the attack that Gilgamesh will use because you don't |
|know which sword will land at the back of him. In general,     |
|Gilgamesh's attacks are still random. Does that make sense to  |
|you??? I hope so!!!                                            |
|Credit         |The information listed above is contributed by |
|               |<SolBadguy40@aol.com>.                         |
|Name Of Attack |Effect and Special Note                        |
|Zantetsuken    |This attack is inherited from Guardian Force,  |
|               |Odin. It will slice all enemies apart, causing |
|               |instant victory. However, Zantetsuken does not |
|               |work against bosses.                           |
|Excalibur      |Strong damage against all enemies. [Refer to   |
|               |the table below for more details.]             |
|Excalipoor     |It is a fake version of the sword, Excalibur as|
|               |it does only 1 HP damage to all enemies.       |
|Masamune       |Strong damage against all enemies and is more  |
|               |stronger than Excalibur. [Refer to the table   |
|               |below for more details.]                       |
|Credit         |Special thanks to <Multiplayerman@aol.com> for |
|               |the names of Gilgamesh's attacks as used in    |
|               |English version.                               |
|Below shows a table, listing out the attacks, damage, levels   |
|of the swords, Excalibur and Masamune.                         |
|Listing-Contributed By Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>     |
|The attack level of Guardian Force, Gilgamesh depends on the   |
|average level of the party member, similarly to Guardian Force,|
|Phoenix. The higher your luck is, the chances of Odin/Gilgamesh|
|appearing will be higher.                                      |
|   Attack Level    |     Masamune       |      Excalibur       |
|       1           |       2625         |        1000          |
|      10           |       3750         |        1562          |
|      20           |       5000         |        2187          |
|      30           |       6250         |        2812          |
|      40           |       7500         |        3437          |
|      50           |       8750         |        4062          |
|      60           |       9999         |        4687          |
|      70           |       9999         |        5312          |
|      80           |       9999         |        5937          |
|      90           |       9999         |        6562          |
|     100           |       9999         |        7187          |
|Note|The values are subjected to variables as different enemies|
|    |have different defenses. However, the variations are very |
|    |neligible.                                                |

6.V)Card List
One difference between Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII is the
disparity in mini-games. Whereas Final Fantasy VII had mini-games
aplenty, Final Fantasy VIII has only two. One is of course the Card
game and another one is the Choco World mini-game, provided that you
have PocketStation.

Card games, known as Triple Triad are popular throughout the world of
Final Fantasy VIII. As years passed, different regions have come up
with their own rules. If there is a Pokémon craze worldwide in 1999,
then there is a Triple Triad craze in Final Fantasy VIII world.

I have to admit that whoever comes up with the idea of this card game
is a genius. It's asolutely addictive once you starts to play it. In
my opinion, Card game serves as a form of distraction during the game.
Because it's so addicting, you may forget about proceeding on. The
Card game is much better than those lame mini-games found in Final
Fantasy VII. [Except Chocobo Breeding and Racing]

Don't be fooled by this deceptively simple offering as a waste of time!
At first, i thought the Card game was designed for three-years old
kid as it looked very simple to me. Man, i was terribly wrong for
thinking it this way! The Card game can get really very complex at
times. Talk about the complex card rules like Same, Plus, Random,
Elemental and so on! Then, there's trade rules. How are you going to
control trade rules in a region? How are you going to spread or
demolish rules in a region? If these aren't enough, there's the
Card Queen, Card Club Members and so on, enough to keep you busy.

Unfortuately, i won't go into the Card rules. If you want, refer to
Scott Ong's faq.

Below is a whole list of cards from level 01 to 10. You can use G.F
Quezacotl's card mod ability to convert card(s) into item(s). There
are many rare and good items which are very hard to obtain. So, make
full use of the cards. Now, let's move on to the list. Note that
once you have completed your card collection, you should see a star
next to the card option in the main menu. Also, any lost cards will
also be considered completed, as long as you have gotten that card at
least once. Note that you can also use Quezacotl's Card Command to
turn certain monsters into cards. [Refer to the Card Command Section.]

CARD PAGE 01: Level 1 Monster Card
Name        :Geezard
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 5x screws.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   1
              5   4
Name        :Funguar
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x M-Stone Piece.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              3   1
Name        :Bite Bug
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x M-Stone Piece.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   1
              5   3
Name        :Red Bat
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Vampire Fang.
Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              2   1
Name        :Blora
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :4x will refine into 1x Rune Armlet.
Usage       :Has the effect of Spr + 20%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   2
              5   3
Name        :Gayla
Elemental   :Thunder
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Mystery Fluid.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Acid] [Quistis's Limit Breath]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   2
              4   1
Name        :Gesper
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Black Hole
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Degenerator] [Quistis's Limit Breath]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   1
              1   5
Name        :Fastitocalon-F
Elemental   :Earth
Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Water Crystal.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Aqua Breath]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   3
              1   5
Name        :Blood Soul
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Zombie Powder.
Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   2
              1   1
Name        :Caterchipillar
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Spider Web.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Ultra Wave] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              3   2
Name        :Cockatrice
Elemental   :Thunder
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cockatrice Pinion.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   2
              6   1
CARD PAGE 02: Level 2 Monster Card
Name        :Grat
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Magic Stone.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              1   1
Name        :Buel
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Magic Stone.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              3   2
Name        :Mermerize
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Mesmerize Blade.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              4   3
Name        :Glacial Eye
Elemental   :Ice
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Arctic Wind.
Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Shiva + 1]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :  6
             3   1
Name        :Belhelmel
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Saw Blade.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   3
              3   4
Name        :Thrustaevis
Elemental   :Wind
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Shear Feather.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Pandemona + 1]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              5   3
Name        :Anacondaur
Elemental   :Poison
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Venom Fang.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [DoomTrain + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              5   1
Name        :Creeps
Elemental   :Thunder
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Coral Fragment.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Electrocute] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              2   2
Name        :Grendel
Elemental   :Thunder
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Dragon Fin.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Cerberus + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              2   4
Name        :Jelleye
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Magic Stone.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   3
              7   2
Name        :Grand Mantis
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Sharp Spike.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              3   2
CARD PAGE 03: Level 3 Monster Card
Name        :Forbidden
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Betrayal Sword.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              2   6
Name        :Armadodo
Elemental   :Earth
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Dino Bono.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Brothers + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              6   3
Name        :Tri-Face
Elemental   :Poison
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Curse Spike.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [LV ? Death] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use as Junk Materials for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   3
              5   5
Name        :Fastitocalon
Elemental   :Earth
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Water Crystal.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Aqua Breath] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              3   5
Name        :Snow Lion
Elemental   :Ice
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x North Wind.
Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Shiva + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              3   1
Name        :Ochu
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Ochu Tentacle.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              3   6
Name        :SAMo8G
Elemental   :Fire
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Running Fire.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Gatling Gun] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              4   6
Name        :Death Claw
Elemental   :Fire
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Sharp Spike.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              2   4
Name        :Cactuar
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cactus Thorn.
Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Cactuar + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              3   2
Name        :Tonberry
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Chef's Knife.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Tonberry King + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   3
              4   6
Name        :Abyss Worm
Elemental   :Earth
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Windmill.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Pandemona + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              5   2
CARD PAGE 04: Level 4 Monster Card
Name        :Turtapod
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Healing Mail.
Usage       :Has the effect of GFHP + 10%. [G.F Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   2
              7   3
Name        :Vysage
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Wizard Stone.
Usage       :Use for Refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              5   5
Name        :T-Rexaur
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :2x will refine into 1x Dino Bone.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Brothers + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              7   6
Name        :Bomb
Elemental   :Fire
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Bomb Fragment.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Ifrit + 1]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   2
              3   7
Name        :Blitz
Elemental   :Thunder
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Dynamo Stone.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Quezacotl + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   1
              7   6
Name        :Wendigo
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Steel Orb.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Diablos + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              6   3
Name        :Torama
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Life Ring.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              4   4
Name        :Imp
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Wizard Stone.
Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   3
              6   7
Name        :Blue Dragon
Elemental   :Poison
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Fury Fragment.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              3   2
Name        :Adamantoise
Elemental   :Earth
Card Mod    :3x will refine into 1x Turtle Shell.
Usage       :Has the effect of Vit + 20%. [Character Ability]
             Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              6   5
Name        :Hexadragon
Elemental   :Fire
Card Mod    :3x will refine into 1x Sharp Spike.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              3   5

CARD PAGE 05: Level 5 Monster Card
Name        :Iron Giant
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :3x will refine into 1x Star Fragment.
Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag +20%. [G.F Ability]
             Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              5   5
Name        :Behemoth
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Barrier.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Mighty Guard] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   3
              7   6
Name        :Chimera
Elemental   :Water
Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Regen Ring.
Usage       :Has the effect of HP + 20%. [Character Ability]
             Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              3   6
Name        :PuPu
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Hungry Cookpot.
Usage       :Destroys weak enemies for exchange of permanent
             statistics raises. [Allows G.F to learn Devour Command]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Must locate the UFO chase and take the Ragnarok to the
             chocobo holy and you will encounter a fight with PuPu.
             PuPu will then escape after the fight. Next, visit Balamb
             area, the location where Balamb Garden formerly used to
             be located and you will encounter a fight with PuPu again.
             Give him 5 elixirs and he will give you the card. [Refer
             to sidequest:UFO chasing for more information.]
Statistics  :   3
              1   A
Name        :Elastoid
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Steel Pipe.
Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 10%. [G.F Ability]
             Used as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             6x Steel Pipe are needed to get G.F Doom Train.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              7   2
Name        :GIM47N
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Fast Ammo.
Usage       :Ammos for Quick Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              4   5
Name        :Malboro
Elemental   :Poison
Card Mod    :4x will refine into 1x Malboro Tentacle.
Usage       :Learn Blue Magic. [Bad Breath] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              2   7
Name        :Ruby Dragon
Elemental   :Fire
Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Inferno Fang.
Usage       :Learn Blue Magic. [Fire Breath] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use as Junk Material for the upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              4   2
Name        :Elnoyle
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Energy Crystal.
Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 30%. [G.F Ability]
             Used as Junk Material upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              6   3
Name        :Tonberry King
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Chef's Knife.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Tonberry King + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              4   6
Name        :Wedge, Biggs
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x X-Potion.
Usage       :Restores HP to one ally.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              7   6
CARD PAGE 06: Level 6 Boss Card
Name        :Fujin, Raijin
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x X-Potion.
Usage       :Restores HP to one ally.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   2
              4   8
Name        :Elvoret
Elemental   :Wind
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Death Stones.
Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to kill an enemy
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              4   8
Name        :X-ATM092
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :2x will refine into 1x Turtle Shell.
Usage       :Has the effect of Vit + 20%. [Character Ability]
             Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              3   8
Name        :Granaldo
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x G-Returner.
Usage       :Revives one dead G.F.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              5   2
Name        :Gerogero
Elemental   :Poison
Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Circlet.
Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 10%. [G.F Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   1
              3   8
Name        :Iguion
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cockatrice Pinion.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   8
              2   2
Name        :Abadon
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 30x Dark Ammo.
Usage       :Ammos for Dark Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              5   8
Name        :Trauma
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 30x Demolition Ammo.
Usage       :Ammos for Canister Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   4
              6   8
Name        :Oilboyle
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 30x Fire Ammos.
Usage       :Ammos for Fire Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   1
              8   8
Name        :Shumi Tribe
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Gambler Spirit.
Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to turn an enemy
             into a card. [Chances of turning the enemy into a card
             is higher if the enemy is weak, especially when at low
             HP.] [Allows G.F to learn Card Command]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              4   5
Name        :Krysta
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Holy Stone.
Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast powerful Holy
             elemental attack on one enemy.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              1   5
CARD PAGE 07: Level 7 Boss Card
Name        :Propagator
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x G-Mega-Potion.
Usage       :Recovers 1000HP to all G.Fs.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   8
              8   4
Name        :Jumbo Cactuar
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cactus Thorn.
Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Cactuar + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   8
              4   8
Name        :Tri-Point
Elemental   :Thunder
Card Mod    :40x will refine into 1x Jet Engine.
Usage       :Has the effect of Spd + 20%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   8
              8   5
Name        :Gargantua
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Strength Love.
Usage       :Has the effect of Str + 20%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              8   6
Name        :Mobile Type 8
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Shell Stones.
Usage       :When used in battles, it raises one ally's magic defense
             by 50%.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   8
              3   6
Name        :Sphinxara
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x G-Mega-Potion.
Usage       :Recovers 1000HP to all G.Fs.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   8
              8   3
Name        :Tiamat
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Flare Stone.
Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast Flare, which
             is a non-elemental magic on one enemy.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   8
              4   8
Name        :BGH251F2
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Protect Stone.
Usage       :When used in battles, it raises one ally's physical
             defense by 50%.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   5
              5   7
Name        :Red Giant
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 5x Meteor Stone.
Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast Meteor, a
             non-elemental magic on all enemies. Multiple hits on
             random enemies.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   6
              7   8
Name        :Catoblepas
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 5x Rename Card.
Usage       :Changes the name of one G.F.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   1
              7   8
Name        :Ultima Weapon
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Ultima Stone.
Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast Ultima, a
             non-elemental magic on all enemies.
             Use for refining purposes.
Statistics  :   7
              8   7
CARD PAGE 08:Level 8 GF Card
Name        :Chubby Chocobo
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x LuvLuvGs.
Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [All G.F + 20]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :The guy sitting on the bench in Balamb Garden, just
             outside the library. [Must take part in Card Queen
Statistics  :   4
              9   4
Name        :Angelo
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Elixirs.
Usage       :Restores all HP and cures all status ailments to an ally.
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Watts in disc one during Forest Owls event, that
             is when you are in Timber Train and about to kidnap the
             President of Deling, or in white SeeD ship during disc
Statistics  :   9
              3   6
Name        :Gilgamesh
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Holy Wars.
Usage       :Makes all invincible for a short duration and makes all
             allies immune to all physical and magic attacks when
             used during battles.
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Must beat the CC Group Quest. Defeat all five CC members
             in Balamb Garden, then talk to Doctor Kadowaki in the
             infirmary. Finally, go to your room and take a rest.
             The CC King will appear randomly during your sleep.
             Defeat her to get Gilgamesh's card.
Statistics  :   3
              6   7
Name        :MiniMog
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Pet Houses.
Usage       :Recovers all HP for all G.F. [Can be used only at save
             points or at world map.]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Look for a small little kid wearing a blue shirt running
             laps around the main lobby of Balamb Garden. Challenge
             him to play cards and win a rare Mini-Mog's card.
Statistics  :   9
              2   3
Name        :Chicobo
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Gysahl Greens.
Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to summon G.F Boko,
             a chocobo G.F. If you have a PocketStation, you can
             make Boko learn new attacks.
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Visit all chocobo forest and solve the riddles. Next, go
             to Chocobo Holy in the northeast part of the world map to
             recieve the card. Note that Chocobo Holy is that Chocobo
             Forest being surrounded  by Grandidi Forest. [Refer to
             Sidequest:Chicobo for more information.]
Statistics  :   9
              4   4
Name        :Quezacotl
Elemental   :Thunder
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Dynamo Stones.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Quezacotl + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Win from Mayor Dobe when you first arrive in Fisherman's
             Horizon. [FH Area]
Statistics  :   2
              4   9
Name        :Shiva
Elemental   :Ice
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x North Winds.
Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Shiva + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Go into Timber Maniacs office and pick up the 'Girl
             Next Door'. When you are in disc three, talk to Zone,
             then the White SeeD, and finally to Zone again. He
             will request you to give him the 'Girl Next Door'
             magazine. Give it to him and he will give you Shiva's
             card in return for that.
Statistics  :   6
              9   7
Name        :Ifrit
Elemental   :Fire
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Elem Atks.
Usage       :Allows you to junction elemental magic to elemental
             attack. [G.F Junction Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Ifrit in Fire Cavern in disc
Statistics  :   9
              8   6
Name        :Siren
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Status Atks.
Usage       :Allows you to junction status magic to status attack.
             [G.F Junction Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Visit the pub in Dollet City. Challenge against Master
             of Card in the upper right of the screen. He will take
             you to his private room via the bridge. Defeat him to
             get Siren card.
Tips        :Check the stack of magazines in his private room for
             magazine, Occult Fan II.
Statistics  :   8
              2   9
Name        :Sacred
Elemental   :Earth
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Dino Bones.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Brothers + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Brothers in the Tomb of
             Unknown king to get Sacred and Minotaurs' cards.
Statistics  :   5
              9   1
Name        :Minotaur
Elemental   :Earth
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Adamantines.
Usage       :Has the effect of Vit + 60%. [Character Ability]
             Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Brothers in the Tomb of
             Unknown king to get Sacred and Minotaurs' cards.
Statistics  :   9
              9   5
CARD PAGE 09: Level 9 GF Card
Name        :Carbuncle
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Glow Curtains.
Usage       :Automatically casts reflect on the character during
             battles. [Character Ability] [Auto-Reflect]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Take part in Card Club Quest and defeat CC Heart. CC
             Heart is Xu, and is in the cockpit. Defeat her to
             get Carbuncle's card.
Statistics  :   8
              4   4
Name        :Diablos
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Black Holes.
Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Degenerator] [Quistis's Limit Break]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Use Magical Lamp given by Principal Cid and you will
             encounter a fight with Guardian Force, G.F Diablos.
             Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Diablos to get Diablos
Statistics  :   5
              3   A
Name        :Leviathan
Elemental   :Water
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Doc's Codes.
Usage       :Double the effect of medicine when used during battles.
             [Character Ability] [Med Data]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Take part in Card Club Quest. Defeat CC Joker in the
             Training Center [Training Centre] to get Leviathan's
Statistics  :   7
              7   A
Name        :Odin
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Dead Spirits.
Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Odin in Centra Ruin from disc
             two onwards to get Odin's card.
Statistics  :   8
              5   A
Name        :Pandemona
Elemental   :Wind
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Windmills.
Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
             Improves Compatibility. [Pandemona + 3]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Challenge the hotel owner after saving Balamb Town, that
             is after the invasion of Galbadia Army from disc 2
             onwards. The hotel owner is standing outside Balamb
             Hotel. Defeat him to get Pandemona's card.
Statistics  :   A
              7   1
Name        :Cerberus
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Lightweights.
Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Cerberus in Galbadia Garden
             during disc two to get Cerberus card.
Statistics  :   7
              A   4
Name        :Alexander
Elemental   :Holy
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Moon Curtains.
Usage       :Automatically increase character's magic defense by 50%
             during battles. [Character Ability] [Auto-Shell]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Challenge Piet at Lunar Base in disc three. You can
             also challenge Piet after the Lunar Base incident in
             disc three only by going to the Escape Retrieval Pod,
             in Abandon Plains at the southern tip of Esthar
             Continent. Defeat Piet to get Alexander's card.
Statistics  :   9
              2   A
Name        :Phoenix
Elemental   :Fire
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Phoenix Spirits.
Usage       :Revive dead ally. [Allows G.F to learn Revive Command.]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :From the guy wearing blue in colour at Esthar President's
             building. [Must take part in Card Queen Quest.]
Statistics  :   7
              A   2
Name        :Bahamut
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Megalixirs.
Usage       :Restores all HP and cure all status ailments to all
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Bahamut in Deep Sea Research
             Center [Deep Sea Research Centre] to get Bahamut's card.
             It is found in the most Southwest part of the World Map
             and can only be accessed by the Ragnarok. Choose 'It's
             not our will to fight' to encounter a fight with Ruby
             Dragon, then choose 'Never' to fight with Ruby Dragon
             again. Finally, choose the third option, which is
             invisible under the second option and the third option
             says 'It's our nature', to fight with Guardian Force,
Statistics  :   A
              6   8
Name        :Doomtrain
Elemental   :Poison
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Status Guards.
Usage       :Allows you to junction status magic to status defense.
             [G.F Junction Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :From the Pub Owner, who has it in his desk in Timber.
             [Must take part in Card Queen Quest.]
Statistics  :   3
              A   1
Name        :Eden
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Monk's Codes.
Usage       :Allows character to counter when being physically
             attacked during battles. [Character Ability] [Counter]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Ultima Weapon in Deep Sea Deposit, which is the
             basement at Deep Sea Research Center. [Deep Sea Research
             Centre.] It is found in the most Southwest part of the
             World Map and can only be accessed by the Ragnarok.
Statistics  :   4
              A   4
CARD PAGE 10: Level 10 Player Card
Name        :Ward
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Gaea's Ring.
Usage       :Has the effect of HP + 80%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Win against Doctor Odine at Esthar Palace/Laboratory in
             disc three.
Statistics  :   A
              8   7
Name        :Kiros
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Accelerators.
Usage       :Automatically cast haste on the character during battle.
             [Character Ability] [Auto-Haste]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :From the man wearing black in colour in Deling City,
             which is Galbadia Capital. [Must take part in Card Queen
Statistics  :   6
              A   7
Name        :Laguna
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Heroes.
Usage       :Makes one invincible for a short duration and makes the
             ally immune to all physical and magic attacks when used
             during battles.
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Ellone at Lunar Base in disc three to get
             Laguna's card.
Statistics  :   5
              9   A
Name        :Selphie
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Elem Guards.
Usage       :Allows you to junction elemental magic to elemental
             defense. [G.F Junction Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Go to Trabia Garden, Selphie's former military school.
             Challenge Selphie's friend, who is sitting in front
             of the fountain to get Selphie's card from disc two to
             disc three.
Statistics  :   A
              4   8
Name        :Quistis
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Samantha Souls.
Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 40% [G.F Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat the student, Trepe Groupie #2 in the Cafeteria
             who is sitting down on a chair. Select the one in the
             back. You can do this from disc one to disc three. You
             can also find Trepe Groupie #2 occasionally in the
             second-floor of the classroom.
Statistics  :   9
              2   6
Name        :Irvine
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Rocket Engines.
Usage       :Has the effect of Spd + 40%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :From the woman who is the station master of Fisherman's
             Horizon. [FH Area] [Must take part in Card Queen Quest.]
Statistics  :   2
              A   6
Name        :Zell
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Hyper Wrists.
Usage       :Has the effect of Str + 60%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Locaton     :Defeat Zell's mother in Balamb Town from disc one to disc
             three. Zell's mother is inside her house at the kitchen.
             Defeat Zell's mother to get Zell's card.
Statistics  :   8
              6   5
Name        :Rinoa
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Magic Armlets.
Usage       :Has the effect of Spr + 60%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Go to Deling City, capital of Galbadia. Talk to General
             Caraway, Rinoa's father in the huge mansion. Ask him
             some questions regarding cards and then challenge him
             to a game. Deliberately lose the Ifrit's card to him
             and you will get Rinoa's card. To get back your Ifrit's
             card, simply head to Fisherman's Horizon, [FH Area]
             and challenge Martine, who is sitting outside Mayor
             Dobe's house. Win Ifrit's card from Martine.
Statistics  :   4
              A   A
Name        :Edea
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Royal Crowns.
Usage       :Has the effect of Mag + 60%. [Character Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Edea at Edea's house in disc 3.
Statistics  :   A
              3   A
Name        :Seifer
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Diamond Armors.
Usage       :Has the effect of GFHP + 40%. [G.F Ability]
             Use for refining purposes.
Location    :Defeat Headmaster Cid in Edea's house from disc two to
             disc three to get Seifer's card. Also, right after
             defeating Norg in disc two, you can find Headmaster,
             Cid in the bridge or cockpit of Balamb Garden.
Statistics  :   6
              4   9
Name        :Squall
Elemental   :N/A
Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Three Stars.
             Use for refining purposes.
Usage       :After casting Triple, one spell is being used up instead
             of three during battles. [Character Ability] [Expendx3-1]
Location    :Defeat Laguna at Esthar or on the Ragnarok before going
             to Lunatic Pandora at disc 3.
Statistics  :   A
              9   6
6.VI)Card Command
Do you know? You do not really need to play cards to gain new ones.
Another alternative way of getting new cards is to equip Quezacotl's
Card Command ability. So, what does this command do? Simple enough!
In my opinion, it works quite similar to Morph Materia in Final
Fantasy VII or Ragnarok Esper in Final Fantasy VI, except that you
turn enemies into cards now instead of items. Card command is the
most effective when against weak monsters with low HP. At high HP,
it is unlikely that it will be a successful. It does not work against
bosses like Ultimecia, Omega Weapon and so on.

Tips:You might want to consider using magic spells like Demi to weaken
     the monster.

6.VII)Report Cards
So, what's a report card? Well, it just a summary of your current
progress in the game. There are a total of 3 battle reports, naming
Battle, Character and Guardian Force reports. You can view these
reports via the tutorial menu. So, how do you get it?

Battle Report
When Squall has promoted to a SeeD in disc 1, talk to Cid Krammer in
the Headmaster Office in 3F of Balamb Garden to receive Battle
Report. Note that this can be done only in disc one.

Character Report
When you are in Desert Prison in disc 2, head to floor 10, enter the
door and you should see a card player and a save point. [And a hidden
draw point as well.] Challenge the player there and when you win,
he will give you the Character Report. This can be done only in disc
two. Note that each card game you play with him costs 300 Gil.

Guardian Force Report
After returning back to Balamb Garden from Desert Prison and has
beaten Master Norg, go to the Training Center [Training Centre]
and CC Joker will occasionally appear there. Note that chances
of CC Joker appearing there are random. He appears as a merchant,
selling items. Talk to CC Joker and play cards with him. Once
you defeat him, you will get the Guardian Force Report.

Qns:So, what is the use of these Report cards?
Ans:Well, nothing much actually! Remember the "The Man Who Knows
    ALL" in Final Fantasy V? Oh, never mind, if you can't remember
    or don't know. Each report card summarises different things.
    [Refer below for more details.]

Battle Report
It tells you the number of times you have:

Character Report
It tells you the number of times each character has:
a)Killed [No of monster killed under your hand!]
b)KO'd   [No of times your character has died!]

Guardian Force Report
It tells you the number of times each Guardian Force has:
a)Killed [No of monster killed under your hand!]
b)KO'd   [No of times your Guardian Force has died!]

It also lists down:
d)Menu Refinements

That's all that these report cards will tell you!

Here are a list of general tips and hints that may help you in your
game. Hopefully, It will be of some help to you.

    1)When exploring, be sure to draw magics from magic points.
    2)When stuck, be sure to talk to the people for a few more times.
      Sometimes, major events will change, only when a person is being
      talked to.
    3)Be sure to explore the area in sequence order and try to
      remember the path where you came from, so that you won't be
    4)Look out for junk, item shops in a town to tune up your
      weapon, or stock up your item supplies.
    5)Note that some magic points and save points are hidden. Equip
      Siren's move/find ability to uncover all these hidden

7.II)World Map:
    1)Be sure to leave your vehicles in a safe place, so that you can
      easily retrieve it anytime.
    2)Also, take into the consideration whether your vehicle is being
      rented or not. Rented vehicles have limited fuel and will not be
      able to move after some time.
    3)Be sure to have adequate supplies of magics, items etc so that
      you are able to cope with the enemies that you might encounter
      in the world map.
    4)Note that you can also find draw points in the world map. Equip
      Siren's Move/Find ability to find hidden draw points.

    1)Be sure to carry inadequate supplies of Phoenix Down, Cure,
      both for the party,as well as the G.F.
    2)Remember to have some status healing, just in case your
      character gets a status attack.
    3)Be sure to use items like love love G.F, Amnesia Grass
      effectively. Love Love G.F helps to increase compatibility
      and Amnesia Grass helps to make a Guardian Force forget one
      ability so that your Guardian Force can learn a new ability.
    4)Be sure to organise your item inventory well. No point, having
      a lot of items, where you need to search high-and-low for it.

    1)Be sure to organise your party's magic. Like item, there is no
      point having a lot, if you have to search high-and-low for it.
    2)Be sure to have as many cure, status, revive magic etc.
    3)Make full use of the trade menu of magic with other characters.
    4)Some valuable spells are easily overlooked. Haste, Sleep,
      Silence, Berserk, Despel, Death etc, can be very useful,
      especially for junctioning and you should learn how to use
      them effectively.

    1)Be sure to draw as many magics as possible, especially for cure,
    2)Start the battle by drawing the unknown magics.
    3)Be smart, draw wisely. Don't draw magic that are useless to your
      party. Remember each character is only limit to 24 different
      types of magic in his/her inventory. Test it out sometime if
      you are not sure what it is. Or, you can discard unwanted
      magics using the Square button in the main menu.
    4)Try to draw useful spells to 100x like Ultima, Meteor, Aura,
      Haste, Triple etc as this helps in increasing your characters'
      HP and characters' stats.

     1)Be sure when fighting a boss,start the battle by drawing magics.
       There are quite a number of G.F that needs to be draw.
     2)Make sure you have the best item/magic supplies.
     3)Do not stay distracted because the battle is fought in real-time.
     4)Be sure to use Squall's R1 button.
     5)Make full use of G.F's Ouen ability.
     6)Be sure to choose the four commands wisely that you can take
       with you.
     7)Never use same elemental attacks/magics against the same
       elemental enemies. It will not do any damage to them,instead
       recover their HP sometimes. For example, fire-based enemies
       are not afraid of fire-based attack or magics. Sometimes, it
       does only a little bit of damage to them.
     8)Use elemental attacks/magics that the enemies are afraid of.
       For example, fire-based enemies are afraid of water attack/
     9)Note that there are some magics like the Ultima, which has
       non-elemental attack, or to simply say they are neutral. Such
       magics are very strong to all enemies, regardless of their
    10)Humans are naturally weak against poison, status disorder, and
       instant death. On the other hand, mechanical enemies are less
       prone to these attacks.
    11)Lightning/Water/Ice works best against mechanical enemies
       whereas humans are less prone to it.
    12)Fire attacks work generally quite well to Poison-based enemies.
    13)Wind works well for flying creature, however, Earth magic does
    14)In the beginning, all your character's weapon attack is set
       to neutral or non-elemental and your attack element will only
       change if a elemental magic is junctioned to an elemental
    15)It is possible to cast two or three magics in a row in just
       one turn by using the double/triple magic or G.F Cerberos.
       Make full use of that, in long boss fight to have a quick
    16)Take note of Pre-Emptive strike and back attack. Often, back
       attack costs more attack slightly. Pre-Emptive strike allows
       you to attack first than your enemies, whereas it can also be
       the reversed.
    17)Use the extra text boxes by pressing L1. This is important
       as it saves you a lot of time.
    18)When fighting tough bosses, or enemies,be sure to look out
       for weaknesses like the elementals, status etc.
    19)Aura is a very useful spell, especially when use on Squall
       as Squall's special arts can be very lethal, however save
       Aura for tougher bosses, as it is not that easy to find
       Aura in the earlier part of the game.
    20)Take note of G.Fs affection rating, and it's best to equip
       G.Fs with higher affection rating or compatibility to your
    21)While during battle, if there are any commands/items/magics
       etc, you are not sure of, press start to view an explanation.

     1)Have 100x status spells like death, berserk, confusion etc, and
       junction these to your status defense. It can be extremely
       useful, especially when dealing with creatures like Molbors or
     2)After becoming familiar with the enemies in an area, take
       sometime to understand the weakness of the enemies. For example,
       if you are dealing with ice elemental monsters, junction fire
       to your elemental attack, so that you can infict huge damage to
     3)In Final Fantasy VIII, there are no armour shops, so it's best
       that you junction a good spell to your defense.
     4)Be sure to know what type of spells will boast your stats to the
       maximum. For example, junction haste to your dexerity is always
       the best choice. Ultima and Meteor etc are good spells for
       junctioning. Know what you want your character to be strong at,
       and junction a good spell to it. For example, if your character
       wants to be strong in attack, junction 100x ultimas to your
     5)The more number of spells you have, the better it is. For
       example, 100x Cure spell is better than 50x Cure spell.
     6)Stronger spells also make a better choice of junctioning. For
       example, 100x Cure 3 is better than 50x Cure 2 spells.

7.VIII)Guardian Force
     1)When equipping G.Fs, take note of the affection rating that the
       G.Fs have. The higher the affection rating is, the shorter the
       time, it takes to summon the G.Fs. There is no point to give the
       strongest G.Fs to your best character, when the affection rating
       is low, instead use items to improve your affection rating with
       the G.Fs or give the G.Fs to other characters who have a higher
       affection rating.
     2)Besides affection rating, take note of the commands the G.Fs
       have. For example, Shiva is the only G.Fs with death sentence,
       whereas only Diablo and Bahamut have steal or mug command.
     3)Also, consider the (C)Character like HP+40%, Dexerity+40%,
       which can boast your stats.
     4)When learning G.Fs ability, it's best to choose the most useful
       ability. For example, Ouen or support is a very useful ability,
       and should be learnt first, then follow by summon+10% to
       improve your G.Fs attack.

7.IX)Card Game:
     1)If you have lost your best card, it's best to retreat and stop
     2)Remmember to save beforehand, just in case, you lost a very
       good card.
     3)Take note of the elements in the board. It can either increase
       or decrease your card's strength.
     4)Press Square to talk and then play with players in the card

     1)Take the test first. Once you reached the higher ranking, this
       means more money will come to you.
     2)Be sure to go to the tutorial if you have something in doubt

Welcome to the additional guide section.It provides you with additional
informations, that may be of a sidequest or some basic strategies.
Hopefully, this section will be of some help to you.

8.I)Balamb Garden:School Layout
Now, here's the layout and plan for the entire school. For beginners
who have just play Final Fantasy VIII recently, this map will serve
you well in finding your way through Balamb Garden. Wow, this place
is majestic and huge... a military training school? Amazing! Right?
I suppose too!

8.I.I)Balamb Garden:First Floor Layout
Here's the plan layout of first floor.(1F)
E:Elevator                ___[1]___
L:Lobby                  /         \
/:Path                [8]           [2]
                       /      E      \
                     [7]             [3]
                       \      L      /
                       [6]    |    [4]
                         \    |    /
                             | |

(1)Dormitory      :In here,you can sleep,change your clothes and even
(2)Parking Lot    :Park your car here.
(3)Training Center:The sight of this place remains me of 'Jurassic
    [Training      park',especially with that dinosaur.It's a man-made
      Centre]      artificial jungles.You can't call it a jungle because
                   it isn't as huge as you think but is very dangerous
                   as there are lots of powerful enemies.It is one of
                   the test that a SeeD member have to go through before
                   they are qualified.
(4)Library        :A place for the collection of books.
(5)Central Gate   :It leads to the entrance of SeeD.Go furthur to exit
                   the school to the world map.
(6)Infirmary      :The place where all wounded soldiers goes to. This
                   is where Dr. Kadowaki works in.
(7)Quad           :It leads to the stage.
(8)Cafeteria      :Garden's eating place.
(E)Elevator       :Takes you up to the second and third floor,as well as
                   coming down.It also takes you to the underground.
(L)Lobby          :This is where the elevator is.

8.I.II)Balamb Garden:Second Floor Layout

                  D          T:Tutorial Room
                ---------S   D:Emergency Door
               /             S:Leads to the roof at the third floor
             T-              E:Elevator
              |     *Note:D and S are inaccessible at the beginning
               \          until your second return to Balamb Garden.

8.I.III)Balamb Garden:Third Floor Layout
This is simple. The third floor is also inaccessible until your second
return to Balamb Garden. You can take the elevator to the third floor.
After rescuing the underground tunnel, a new elevator will takes you to
the fourth floor in the thrid floor.There isn't anything new, except
that this is where your pilot control room is.if you take the second
floor, you will go up to the roof in the third floor. There isn't
anything new.

8.I.IV)Balamb Garden:Underground Floor Layout
There isn't anything new to add here. This is where you fought Noogu,
a boss sent by Edea to destroy Garden.

8.II)Test Answer
In SeeD, students, not only have to went through physical training,
but also written examinations. This is to test your knowledge of
understanding, and how well you know every battle technqiues like
the use of draw, G.F and so on. As you sit for test and score all
correctly, you gain rank, as well as increase your salary. Of course,
you can choose not to sit for the tests but your salary will be
lesser. Do not fear! There are a total of 30 tests but they are not
as difficult as you think.  Of course, if you don't know Japanese,
i'll suggest you use the answers. If you are playing the English
version, try to attempt the questions yourself and treat it as a
form of challenge. The test is as easy as answering multiple
choice questions that you get in school. Also, it tests you on
your knowledge of Final Fantasy VIII. And all you just need is
to answer YES or NO. Simple, isn't it?

Note:Below is a spoiler as it reveals all the answers to the
     30 test levels. Using these test answers really spoil the
     purpose and usefulness of this test feature and spoil
     Square's intention. Avoid using the answers. You might
     want to attempt the questions yourself and treat it as
     a form of challenge to how much you know about Final
     Fantasy VIII. Only refer to these answers when it is

Question/Lv 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
Level  1:   Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
Level  2:   Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, N
Level  3:   N, N, Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, N
Level  4:   N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N
Level  5:   N, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y
Level  6:   Y, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, Y
Level  7:   Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N
Level  8:   N, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N
Level  9:   N, Y, N, N, N, N, N, N, Y, Y
Level 10:   Y, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, Y, N
Level 11:   Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, Y, N, N, Y
Level 12:   N, Y, N, N, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N
Level 13:   Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N
Level 14:   Y, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, Y, N
Level 15:   Y, Y, N, N, N, N, N, Y, N, Y
Level 16:   Y, N, N, Y, N, Y, N, N, Y, N
Level 17:   Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
Level 18:   Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N
Level 19:   Y, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N, Y
Level 20:   Y, Y, N, Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N   Y=Yes
Level 21:   Y, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y, N   N=No
Level 22:   N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, Y, Y, N
Level 23:   Y, N, N, N, N, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y
Level 24:   Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, N, Y
Level 25:   Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
Level 26:   Y, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N, N
Level 27:   N, Y, N, N, N, N, Y, N, Y, N
Level 28:   Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, N, N
Level 29:   N, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, N, Y, N
Level 30:   N, Y, N, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N

Sitting for test is a good way of getting more money. Instead
of getting 1000Gil each time, the max Gil you can get is
30,000Gils, which is 30 times more, which you need to obtain
an rank of S-A rank. You will first begin with Lv 1, and as
you answer a test 100% correctly, you will gain one more rank,
and your salary will naturally be higher. The highest ranking
is, of course S-A Rank, which will let you earn 30,000 Gils
each time. Sometimes, you may also get demoted and your rank
will drop by one. Whether you get promoted or demoted, it
depends a lot on how you play like battling, choosing options.
If you think that using the answers above are like cheating
yourself, then don't use it and try to attempt the questions
yourself and refer to these answers only when neccessary.

Hint:Sit the test immediately as soon as you can. [Once Squall is
     promoted to a SeeD cadet, which is immediately after the
     Dollet mission.] Don't hesitate! Once you have the answers
     for every test, it's like money rolling into your pockets
     every minute!!! Only when everything is 100% correct, will
     you be able to promote.

Note:Once you input an answer wrongly, you won't be able to return
     to the previous question to correct it, thus you need to
     restart all over again once more.

Note:When you will recieve your salary is determined by the length
     of the distance you have walked or to be more specifically,
     the number of steps you have taken. Once you have taken a
     specific number of steps, then you can get your salary.

8.III)Chart of Underground WarShip Island-By Kaze Yagami
In case, you need extra help, the chart below deplicts the route to
get to Ultima Weapon, kindly of Kaze Yagami. 0 means you can fight
Ultima and X means you cannot and Z means you can force open the door
if Zell is in your party.

|B1  |B2  |B3          |B4           |B5            |B6               |
|Usg |Usg |Flr No.|Usg |Flr No.| Usg |Flr No. | Usg |Remain |U.Weapon |
|    |    |       |    |       |  4  | No. 7  |  4  |  0    |    X    |
|    |    |       |    |       |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |       | 4  |No. 4  |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  4    |    X    |
|    |    |       |    |       |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |       |    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  6    |    X    |
|    | 4  |No 1   |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |       |    |       |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  6    |    X    |
|    |    |       | 2  |No. 5  |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |       |    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  8    |    X    |
|    |    |       |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |       | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  9    |    X    |
|    |____|_______|____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |    |  |    |       |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  11   |    Z    |
|    |    |    |  | 2  |No. 5  |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |    |*A|    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  13   |    Z    |
|    |    |    |  |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |    |  | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  14   |    O    |
|    |    |    |__|____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    | 2  |No.2|  |    |       |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  8    |    X    |
|    |    |    |  | 2  |No. 5  |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |    |*B|    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  10   |    Z    |
|    |    |    |  |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    |    |    |  | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  11   |    Z    |
|    |____|____|__|____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
|    | 1  |  No.3 | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  12   |    Z    |

*A - Enter Steam Chamber (replenish 7 units)
*B - Did not enter Steam Chamber

8.IV)Lion Heart:The Most Powerful Weapon
Getting Squall's Lion Heart
Basically, i don't intend to add in this section. But, i am SICK of
recieving tons of similar mails again asking me how to get Squall's
Lion Heart. I am going to do it once and for all. If you have any
questions regarding Squall's Lion Heart, refer to the tables below.
|Name of Junk Material    |Effect    |Source                       |
|Adamantine               |Vit + 60% |Defeat Adamantoise at higher |
|                         |          |levels. [Rare]               |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |10x Orihalcons are converted |
|                         |          |to 1x Adamantine using Eden's|
|                         |          |GFAbil Med-RF.               |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |1x Minotaur (L8 card) is con-|
|                         |          |verted to 10x Adamantine     |
|                         |          |using Quezacotl's card mod.  |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |Adamantoise can be found in  |
|                         |          |Long Horn Island, northwest  |
|                         |          |of Dollet City.              |
|Pulse Ammo               |Irvine's  |1x Laser Cannon is converted |
|[Hyper Shot]             | Limit    |to 5x Pulse Ammo using       |
|                         | Break    |Ifrit's Make Bullet ability. |
|                         | Bullet   |_____________________________|
|                         |          |1x Energy Crystal is convert-|
|                         |          |to 10x Pulse Ammo using      |
|                         |          |Ifrit's Make Bullet ability. |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |1x Power Generator is convert|
|                         |          |-ed to 20x Pulse Ammo using  |
|                         |          |Ifrit's Make Bullet ability. |
|Dragon Fang              | --NIL--  |Defeat Blue Dragon/Grendal/  |
|                         |          |HexaDragon.                  |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |Blue Dragon is found at Deep |
|                         |          |Sea Research Center [Deep Sea|
|                         |          |Research Centre], Trabia     |
|                         |          |forest [Rare] and Island     |
|                         |          |closest to Hell.             |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |Grendal is found at Deep Sea |
|                         |          |Research Center [Deep Sea Re-|
|                         |          |search Centre] and Island    |
|                         |          |closest to Heaven.           |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |HexaDragon is at Grandidi    |
|                         |          |forest and Island closest to |
|                         |          |Hell.                        |

|Name of Junk Material    |Effect    |Source                       |
|Orihalcon                |Vit + 40% |Mug/Defeat Adamantoise.      |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |Defeat Oilboyle [Boss] during|
|                         |          |Balamb MD level time.        |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |10x Vit-J Scrolls are convert|
|                         |          |-ed into 1x Orihalcon using  |
|                         |          |Eden's GFAbil Med-RF. Vit-J  |
|                         |          |Scrolls can be bought in     |
|                         |          |shops like in Esthar Capital.|
|Laser Cannon             |Quistis's |Defeat Belhemel/Elastoid.    |
|[Homing Laser]           |  Blue    |[Rare]                       |
|                         |  Magic   |_____________________________|
|                         |          |Defeat Mobile Type 8 just    |
|                         |          |before the fight with Seifer |
|                         |          |at the end of disc 3 at      |
|                         |          |Lunatic Pandora.             |
|Energy Crystal           |  SumMag  |Defeat Ruby Dragon/Behemoth. |
|                         |  + 30%   |[Rare]                       |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |Defeat Elnoyle at Esthar     |
|                         |          |continent after lunar base   |
|                         |          |event. [After getting Ragnar-|
|                         |          |ok also]                     |
|                         |          |_____________________________|
|                         |          |10x Elnoyle (L5 card) are con|
|                         |          |-verted to 1x Energy Crystal |
|                         |          |using Quezacotl's card mod.  |
|Power Generator          |Quistis's |Defeat Blitz. [Rare]         |
|[Ray Bomb]               |  Blue    |                             |
|                         |  Magic   |                             |

Note:You may want to consider using Guardian Force, Tonberry's Lv
     Up or Down command ability on your enemies so that to adjust
     your enemies' levels to get certain items, either by defeating
     or mugging. You may also need to equip Rare command for help.

8.V)The Toughest Boss:Omega Weapon
|History/Overview                                                     |
|Do you remember all the long hours and time you have spent training, |
|just to defeat that Omega weapon from Final Fantasy V? He's tough.   |
|and he's back to be your greatest nightmare in Final Fantasy VIII.   |
|Just like Final Fantasy V, Omega Weapon proves to be the greatest    |
|challenge in Final Fantasy VIII. Of course, this is optional but for |
|the sake of 'Proof of Omega' to indicate that you have just beaten   |
|the strongest boss in the World of Final Fantasy VIII, every effort  |
|you put in is worthwhile. The good new is that you do not really have|
|to train so hard like Final Fantasy V to beat Omega Weapon. Why?     |
|Final Fantasy VIII incoporates a 'parallel level' system that is     |
|found in the Romancing Saga and Saga Frontier series. The higher your|
|average party member is, the stronger Omega will be. In the Japanese |
|version, i beat Omega Weapon with all characters at level 100 and i  |
|beat Omega weapon in the US version, with an average of level 50.    |
|What's most important is how you choose your party members and how   |
|you take full advantage of the Junction system to customise your     |
|characters. Of course, you need to be well-prepared too and have     |
|stocked in all the good spells like Ultimas, Meteor, Haste and so on.|
|Omega Weapon can be found in Ultimecia Castle. First, have the main  |
|party gather at the fountain, that is the party that is going to face|
|Omega Weapon later on. For your second party, at the main entrance of|
|the castle at the hallway, head upstairs and enter the door on the   |
|right. As you go down the spiral staircase, you will notice a party  |
|changing spot and a handle at the southwest of the screen. If every- |
|thing is ready, examine the handle, and the bell will ring. You will |
|notice a timer at the top-left corner, giving you less than 50 secs. |
|Quickly, use the party changing spot, and switch to the main party.  |
|Now, head north and enter the room where the organ is supposed to be.|
|As you enter, an enemy who resembles Ultima Weapon appears before you|
|and he is Omega Weapon. (The differences are only the colour and that|
|Omega Weapon doesn't have a sword like Ultima Weapon.) Go near him   |
|to fight Omega. Good Luck!                                           |
|Additional Info:                                                     |
|-Every time, you enter the room, did you notice a purple colour form |
| of cloud. That's actually Omega. (Sort of) He will appear only if   |
| the bell is rang. (Don't know how i should describe that 'Cloud'!)  |
|-Notice the timer in the top-left hand corner? You will need to REACH|
| Omega weapon before the time runs out, after which he will disappear|
| into the 'purple' cloud again.                                      |
|-Note that the timer will still go on, if you happen to encounter a  |
| battle.                                                             |
|-Once you have defeated Omega, you will get the 'Proof Of Omega'.    |
| Just go to the menu, select tutorial, then information and you      |
| should see it.                                                      |
|Here are the requirements:                                           |
|Party Requirement|9999 HP for All.                                   |
|Party Formation  |Preferably Squall, Zell and Quistis.               |
|Note|The higher your level is, the stronger Omega Weapon will be.    |
|    |When all characters are at Level 100, Omega Weapon can mean a HP|
|    |of 1,161,000, Str of 255 and Mag of 255. This system is known as|
|    |'Parallel Level' and is incorporated in Square's Romancing Saga |
|    |Saga Frontier series. The level of the monsters depend on your  |
|    |average level of the party that is on the battlefield.          |
|Here are some Party Formation:                                       |
|Name    |Reason Why It Is Being Choosen.                             |
|Squall  |With best gunblade, LionHeart equipped, Squall's limit break|
|        |is extremely lethal especially if he uses LionHeart as      |
|        |finishing blow. The drawback is that LionHeart, appears     |
|        |randomly.                                                   |
|Zell    |Zell's Armageddon Fist, when mastered can do more damage    |
|        |than Squall and is far more reliable. The drawback is that  |
|        |you have to race against time. Refer to miscellaneous for   |
|        |more information on it.                                     |
|Quistis |Quistis has a wide variety of Blue Magics attack. These     |
|        |three blue magics are a must-have. They are White Wind,     |
|        |Mighty Guard, and Shockwave Pulsar. White Wind fully regain |
|        |all characters' HP and cure any status aliments. Mighty     |
|        |Guard cast positive status magics like shell, protect on all|
|        |characters, which is an essential need if you want to       |
|        |survive Omega's Terra Break. Sometimes, mighty guard also   |
|        |cast invincibility, float, Regen etc on your characters.    |
|        |Shockwave Pulsar is the strongest attack of Quistis, and the|
|        |only one that can exceeds 9999HP damage.                    |
|Optional Party Members:                                              |
|Name    |Reason Why Choosen. |Reason why not Choosen.                |
|Irvine  |His Limit Break is  |Bullets run out very easily. Different |
|        |lethal.             |bullets have different 'recovery' rate.|
|        |____________________|_______________________________________|
|Suitable|Quick Shot          |Not powerful than Hyper Shot per bullet|
|Bullet  |(Fast Ammo)         |but allows rapid shooting. It can shoot|
|        |                    |more than 10 bullets within 3 secs.    |
|        |                    |Easily run out of ammos.               |
|        |____________________|_______________________________________|
|        |Hyper Shot          |Most powerful bullet, causing most     |
|        |(Pulse Ammo)        |damage per shot. Recovers very slow,   |
|        |                    |meaning does not allow rapid firing.   |
|        |____________________|_______________________________________|
|Stats   |Different shots recover at different speed. At maximum      |
|        |strength, Quick Shot is the most powerful and effective shot|
|        |against single targets (3000 to 4000 x 20 to 30 shots) than |
|        |Hyper Shot. (9999 x 4 to 5 shots= 40,000 to 50,000.)        |
|Selphie |Use Limit Break, The|I am sure you want to have a good fight|
|        |End to finish the   |with Omega than using The End to finish|
|        |battle at instantly.|the fight quickly. And, you don't get  |
|        |                    |The End so easily all the time.        |
|Rinoa   |Wishing Star causes |Unreliable Limit Breaks. You may not   |
|        |a lot of damage. In-|get the desire limit break you want.   |
|        |vincible moon has   |Angel Wing does not let you control    |
|        |the effect of 1 Holy|Rinoa, making it very risky.           |
|        |War Drink.          |                                       |
|Things you should have                                               |
|Party Requirement|All at 9999HP                                      |
|Magic            |Death, Aura, Full Life, Meltdown, Protect, Shell,  |
|                 |Haste, Triple, Ultima.                             |
|Item             |MegaElixir, Holy Wars Drink, Hero Drink, Phoenix   |
|                 |Pinion.                                            |
|Note|Phoenix Pinion must be used at least once time, so that G.F     |
|    |Phoenix will appear randomly. Don't bother equipping G.F command|
|    |since it will be of little use. Try equipping Item command.     |
|Note|For more info of getting Phoenix Pinion, and Hero/Holy War      |
|    |Drink, refer to the miscellaneous section.                      |
|Junctioning Priority                                                 |
|Have Maximum 9999HP, strength, vitality, speed, and death to your    |
|status defense. Equip abilities like Auto-Haste, Auto-Shell, Auto-   |
|Protect, Auto Potion, Revive, Recover, Defend, Speed + X%, Strength +|
|X%, HP + X% etc, where X represents a number.                        |
|Summary of Omega Attack (In Chronological Order)                     |
|1)L5 Level Death (All)  (Instantly kill when level is multiple of 5) |
|2)Meteor/Gravija/Ultima (Any one randomly)                           |
|3)Megido Flame   (All)  (9998 Damage)                                |
|4)Meteor/Gravija/Ultima (Any one randomly)                           |
|5)Terra Break           (Random;Multiple Hit)                        |
|6)Meteor/Gravija/Ultima (Any one randomly)                           |
|7)Light Pillar   (One)  (9999HP Damage)                              |
|8)Any Attack Randomly                                                |
|Note|Gravija works like Demi and it attacks all party members.       |
|Basic Requirement                                                    |
|1)Junction 100x Ultima to Squall and Zell's strength.                |
|2)Junction 100x Death to any characters that have levels multiple of |
|  5, if not, save the trouble.                                       |
|3)Junction 100x Haste or Triple to all characters' speed.            |
|4)Squall's LionHeart. (Must)                                         |
|5)Quistis's White Wind, Mighty Guard, Shockwave Pulsar. (Must)       |
|6)Take priority in Str, Vit, Spd and HP.                             |
|Tips|As Omega has very fast speed, try configure the battle speed to |
|    |the minimum in the configuration option in the menu.            |
|Note|When fighting Omega Weapon, having a good speed is a must. The  |
|    |best three spells in my opinion to junction to Speed are either |
|    |Haste, Ultima and Triple. As for Ultima magics, i suppose you   |
|    |would want to junction it to other attributes like strength, so |
|    |that leaves only Haste and Triple.                              |
|Credit|Special thanks to Matthew Montgomery <Aragorn@dragonmount.com>|
|      |For telling me that Triple is a better spell to junction to   |
|      |Speed than Haste. Sorry for losing your e-mail the last time  |
|      |and thanks for e-mailing me and clarifying your identity with |
|      |me. I am terribly sorry for the inconviences caused to you.   |
|How to Defeat Omega Weapon                                           |
|Omega will initiate the fight by casting L5 level Death on all your  |
|members. If you have junctioned 100x Death to status defense, or your|
|characters' levels are not multiple of 5, you do not need to worry.  |
|Start out the fight by using Aura on all your characters. Have Squall|
|keep on using limit break, Renzokuken and Zell on using Armageddon   |
|Fist, his duel limit break. Refer to Limit Break section on Zell     |
|for more detail. When Quistis has cast Aura, use her blue magic,     |
|mighty guard. This will cast protect and shell on all your party. Let|
|Quistis concentrate on healing by using Blue Magic, White Wind, and  |
|occasionally use Shockwave Pulsar to attack. Keep your characters' HP|
|at 9999 as much as possible, and use Full Life to revive any dead    |
|ally. Make sure that all your characters are in protect and shell    |
|condition all the times, if not cast Mighty guard again. Terra Break |
|will do very lethal damage, doing multiple physical hits and if you  |
|have cast Mighty Guard, or equip abilities like defend, auto-shell,  |
|auto-protect, it will reduce the impact of the attack, giving you a  |
|higher chance of survival. Should your party gets wiped out, fear not|
|since if you have Phoenix Pinion, you should be able to summon G.F   |
|Phoenix, and revive all your party members. However, since Omega     |
|weapon can absorb any fire magics, G.F Phoenix will heal Omega, re-  |
|gaining a small amount of his HP. Repeat the same strategy using     |
|Squall and Zells' Limit Break, and if you find it hard, you may      |
|consider using Hero or Holy War Drink. As for Guardian Forces, there |
|aren't any creature worth summoning other than Eden as Eden is the   |
|only Guardian Force that can exceeds 9999HP. Even if you want to     |
|summon Eden, i suggest that the character needs to have a very high  |
|compatibility with Eden. It's no point and meaningless if Eden dies  |
|before the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar ends, right? You might   |
|also want to consider using Meltdown on Omega Weapon so that Omega   |
|Weapon is in Vit 0 condition. Good luck!!!                           |
|Note|If you want to use Hero Drink or Holy Wars Drink, make sure you |
|    |cast Aura on your characters first. Why? At invincibility       |
|    |condition, it is immune to all physical attacks, magic attacks, |
|    |status attacks and that includes Aura as well.                  |

8.VI)Way to make Hero's/Holy Wars Drink
Hero Drink
-You will get 1 hero drink when you defeat both Seifer and Edea at the
 end of disc 1 and Seifer at the end of disc 3 in Lunatic Pandora.
 That's makes 2 Hero Drink already.
-To get Hero Drink, win Laguna Card from Ellone in Disc 3 at the
 moonbase. Useing Quezacotl's Card Mod ability, convert Laguna card
 to 100x Hero Drink.

Holy War Drink
-Obtain Gilgamesh card from CC Card Master, and convert Gilgamesh card
 into 10x Holy War Drink using Quezatcotl's Card Mod ability.

Refining Process
Just in case, you don't have neither of these two cards. You may try
this tedious, long process.

Using Siren's Make Tool ability,
|Material          |    |Product            |Effect of the Material|
|1x Rosetta Stone  | => |1x Shaman Stone    |Junction Ability x 4  |
|1x Hungry Cookpot | => |1x Shaman Stone    |Devour Command        |
|1x Mog Amulet     | => |1x Shaman Stone    |MiniMog Command       |
|1x Dark Matter    | => |1x Shaman Stone    |Quistis's Blue Magic, |
|                  |    |                   |Shockwave Pulsar.     |

Using DoomTrain's Forbidden Medicine,
|Material         |    |Product               |
|10x Shaman Stone | => |1x Trial Hero's Drink |

Using Alexander's Med LV UP ability,
|Material                |    |Product                  |
|10x Trial Hero Drink    | => |1x Hero's Drink          |
|10x Hero Drink          | => |1x Trial Holy War Drink  |
|10x Trial Holy War Drink| => |1x Holy War Drink        |

Note:I have changed the names to the US version. So, there shouldn't
     be a problem for reading it.

Actually, Holy War Drink works exactly like Rinoa's Invisible moon.
Hero Drink has the effect of invincibility on a character, and Holy
War has the effect of invincibility on all characters. When in
invincibility state, characters are immune to all kinds of attack,
even Omega's attacks like Light Pillar, Terra Break, Megido Flame etc.
"Trial" version works exactly the same, but works only 50% of the time.
Also, using the above method, DoomTrain must be at Lv 100.

8.VII)Redrawing Of Guardian Force
This method does not apply to the japanese version. Square knew that
there will definitely be some who has forgotten to draw the Guardian
Force. Now, luckily to US gamers, for those who has forgotten, you can
redraw the Guardian Force that you miss at the final castle in
Ultimesia Castle. You can draw the missing Guardian Force from the
enemies inside Ultimecia Castle, especially those mini sub-bosses.
However, i am not pretty sure and i have not tried it before as by the
time i have reached disc 4, i have already gotten all the Guardian
Forces. This method has been confirmed by many people. Try it at your
own risk!!! Of course, it is more preferred if you can get all the
Guardian Force, without going through this redrawing. This is because
when you redraw, you will have to retrain your new Guardian Force's
level, abilities from the start, which is simply a waste of time
since you can get it and train it earlier. It will be even nicer if
more people can tell me about this redrawing of Guardian Force.
Proper credits will be given to the contributors.

Note  :If you want more information about this redrawing of Guardian
       Force, i suggest you refer to Scott Ong's faq. It's highly
       impossible that i will replay Final Fantasy VIII just to test
       if this redrawing of Guardian Force is true or not.

Note  :The redrawing of Guardian Force only applies to Guardian
       Forces like Siren, Carbuncle, Leviathan, Pandemona, Cerberus,
       Alexander and Eden only.

Credit:??? for telling me about the redrawing of Guardian Force.
       Sorry, i have lost your e-mail. I got a shock when he told
       me about this redrawing. Later on, i confirmed it with Kaze
       Yagami and he told me that this is just a newly-added
       feature to the US version.

Credit:Thanks to Kaze Yagami<Yagami@pacific.net.sg> for confirming
       this information.

Okay, just in case you still have any questions regarding this
redrawing of Guardian Force in Ultimecia Castle in disc four, i
have listed down the names of sub-bosses which you can draw from.
The lists below are taken from Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough. I have
not tried it yet. For more details about the locations of these
sub-bosses, please refer to any other walkthrough/faq.

|Guardian Force(s)   |Name of the Sub-Boss  |Location               |
|Siren               |Tri-Point             |Found hovering over-   |
|                    |                      |head in the Wine       |
|                    |                      |Cellar.                |
|Carbuncle           |Krysta                |Found in the Terrace.  |
|Leviathan           |Trauma                |Solve the puzzle in    |
|                    |                      |the art gallery room   |
|                    |                      |to encounter a fight   |
|                    |                      |with Trauma.           |
|Pandemona           |Red Giant             |Take the Prison Key    |
|                    |                      |in the statue in the   |
|                    |                      |Prison Cell to fight   |
|                    |                      |Red Giant.             |
|Cerberus            |Gargantua             |Get the armoury key,   |
|                    |                      |then open the armoury  |
|                    |                      |room to encounter a    |
|                    |                      |fight with Gargantua.  |
|Alexander           |Catoblepas            |Use the Treasure Vault |
|                    |                      |Key to enter the Trea- |
|                    |                      |sure Vault room and    |
|                    |                      |examine all the four   |
|                    |                      |coffins until all are  |
|                    |                      |opened to have a fight |
|                    |                      |with Catoblepas.       |
|Eden                |Tiamat                |Head up the spiral     |
|                    |                      |staircase to the Clock |
|                    |                      |Tower. Continue heading|
|                    |                      |to the top, while ig-  |
|                    |                      |noring the bell. Enter |
|                    |                      |the door at the top to |
|                    |                      |find Tiamat.           |

This section contains a list of hidden secrets and some valuable
cheats to help you in your game. While reading this, you must be
aware that these secrets more or less are spoilers and shall be
avoided for reading too much of them.

9.I)Easy AP
To get AP, simply go to the desert in the southern, right continent
when you have the airship, Ragnarok. You will fight with Cactuar.
Though you won't earn many exp, you can actually earn a lot of AP,
each for 20AP. Besides, these creatures have very low HP and easily
be defeated. In no time, you will be able to master all the ablities
of your G.F. The only thing you must take note is that Cactuar are
very timid creature and often tries to escape away. So, you have to
kill him fast before he escapes.

9.II)Soft Reset
Are you fustrated of having to restart your PlayStation over and
over again? Here is a trick that allows you to restart very quickly.
The cheat also works for other Final Fantasties as well, such as
Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Anthology, and so on. Simply hold
the four buttons at the top, Select and Start. In short, it is to
hold L1, L2,R1,R2,Select and Start.

9.III)Easy Special Art
Simply when your HP is yellow or red, keep on pressing triangle to
switch members until it comes back to you.You should see the
triangle next to the attack. Repeat the procedure until you can
use the special art. Another way is to use an aura spell on your
character, and keep on pressing triangle back and forth until
there's a triangle beside the attack. By casting Aura, you will
notice that your characters turn golden in colour. In replace of
Aura spell, you can use item, Aura Stone also.

Note:If you are playing the US version, press Circle instead of

9.IV)Easy Gil
Below shows two methods of how to obtain gils easily.

Ist Method
-Simply sit through the test and earn your levels to 30 or A Level 30
 will let you earn 20,000 Gils after walking a certain distance and
 a A level will let you earn 30,000 Gils after walking a certain

For more information on answers of test, please refer to the
section above.


2nd Method -By Stephanus Rudiyanto Natari<s_rudiyanton@mailcity.com>
- Buy tents (or better cottages) as much as you can.
  Use G.F. Tonberry price discount to lower prices.
  Use Familiar Faces ability to buy Cottages. (from Johnny's Shop)
- Use G.F. Make recovery medicine ability,
  Convert all tents and cottages you have to Mega Potions.
  You can convert 4 tents (or 2 cottages) to 1 Mega Potions.
- Sell all Mega Potions.
  Use Tonberry's Higher Price ability for better prices.
- Your Gils are multiplied!!

Look on Table below:
               Buy             Discount
4 Tents        4000 (4x1000)  3000 (750x4)
2 Cottages     3600 (2x1800)  2700 (1350x2)

1 Mega Potions can be selled each 5000 gil.
  (7500 with Tonberry's ability)


Hopefully, these two methods will more or less help you.

9.V)250 Ouen/Boost
Simply use a controller with turbo feature and hold Square. The
numbers will go up rapidly. Remember to watch up for the cross.
Once you reach 250, you will be able to cost more damage than
usual,that is the maximum damage possible, maybe 9999.

For more information, please refer to the tutorial section above.

Odin will change to Gilgamesh if you have Odin with you during the
fight with Seifer at Lunatic Pandora at the end of disc three. Odin
will be killed by Seifer, and revealed his true self form- Gilgamesh.
Refer to the G.F section.

9.VII)Island Closest to Hell/Heaven
Island Closest to Hell can be found in the western part of Galbadia,
that long stretch of coast and in the northern west of the world
map. Island Closest to Heaven can be found in the northern east
part of the world map. It is one of the four small islands located
north of the Chocobo Holy in Grandidi Forest. You will find many
tough enemies there like Malboro, Ruby Dragon, Hexadragon, Tri-face
and other tough enemies. So, what's the use of coming here? You can
junction Encounter Nothing and Move/Find ability and then move
around to draw powerful magics from hidden draw points like Meteor,
Aura, Ultima or Holy. Also, the monsters here are quite powerful
and they offer a lot of EXP, AP too. So, if you want an area to
train your characters' or Guardian Forces' levels, these two areas
are very well recommended. Take note that both places can only be
accessed through the airship, Ragnarok.

9.VIII)Finding Omega Weapon
He is inside Ultimecia Castle. From the main hallway, head upstairs
and go to the right. As you go down the spiral staircase, you will
notice the a green party change spot, and a handle at the southwest.
Once you have examined the handle, the bell will start to ring and
you will be given less than 1 minute to REACH Omega Weapon, not 1
minute to FIGHT Omega weapon. But before that, have the main party
-the strongest party that is going to fight Omega weapon at the
fountain. From the fountain, if you go straight into the door, you
should notice a purple colour cloud,and that purple colour cloud is
actually Omega Weapon. Unfortuately, you can't fight him when he
appears in the form of purple cloud. He will only show his true
form when the bell is rung. Only then you can fight him. If you
go furthur north, you will notice the organ. Firstly, have the
main party gather at the fountain, and make sure your party is
very well-equipped because Omega weapon is even more tougher than
Ultima Weapon. Once everything is done, use the green party change
spot to switch back to the second party. Now, have the second
party examined the handle and rang the bell. Once that is done,
quickly use the green party change spot near the bell to switch
to the main party at the fountain. Enter the door, and you should
see Omega Weapon. He looks exactly the same structural shape as
Ultima Weapon, except for the differences in the colour and that
he doesn't have a sword in his hand, which Ultima weapon has.
Make contact with it and be ready to fight the toughest boss of
Final Fantasy VIII. When you defeat Omega Weapon, a section,
called 'Proof of Omega' will appear in the tutorial section,
which can be accessed in the main menu.

Note:Time will continue even if you are in battle. Once time runs
     up, you will see Omega Weapon disappear and transform into
     a purple cloud again!

9.IX)Infinite Phoenix Summon
Firstly, you must collect the five stones in Shumi Tribe and use
Phoenix Pinion. Then, G.F Phoenix will appear randomly. You can
also collect Phoenix Pinion in winhill village where you often
see Chocobos roaming about.

Using Alexander's Med LV UP,
|50x Phoenix Down   | => |1x Mega Phoenix   |

Using Siren's Make Tool Ability,
| 3x Mega Phoenix   | => |1x Phoenix Pinion |

Tips:Phoenix Down can be easily bought in shops. Use it to convert.

Using GF Abl Med-RF,
|20x Phoenix Pinion | => |1x Phoenix Spirit |

Note:Phoenix Spirit allows your G.F to learn Revive Command. Take
     note that in order to let a G.F learn new ability, you must
     first use Amnesia Greens to make the G.F forget one ability so
     he can learn another new ability.

9.X)Infinite Gysahl Greens
-Head to winhill village and as you head for the street with the
 CAUTION sign, you will see small, cute chocobos running around,
 and you will hear the familiar chocobo theme. Examine these
 tiny chocobos and you will receive Gysahl Greens. Note that
 these chocobos run very fast, so you need to catch them very fast.

-Go to chocobo forest. Talk to choco boy. Choose the third option
 to buy Gysahl Greens. Each Green costs 600Gil.

9.XI)Max Gil-By Kaze Yagami<yagami@pacific.net.sg>
When your first encounter with Choco Boy, make sure your money
is above 500gils but below 1000gils. After going through the
first tutorial, he will collect 1000gils from you, and your gil
will rise to the maximum.

9.XII)Junction Bug [Junction more than one attributes]-By Kaze Yagami
Below is an example of how to junction Ultima to both Str and HP. Take
Squall as an example.

1) Junction Ultima to Squall's HP.
2) Junction Silence to Squall's Str.
   (Or whichever attribute you wish to multi-junction)
3) Using Exchange in the Magic menu, pass 1x of Squall's Ultima
   to Zell.
4) Using Exchange in the Magic menu, exchange Zell's 1x Ultima
   with all of Squall's Silence.

You will find that Squall has Ultima junctioned to both HP and STR.
Repeating the process to junction other attributes desired.
Note that after reloading of game all the multiple junctions will be
removed and only one attribute will be junctioned with that magic.

Note:If you reset the game or rearranged the magic again, Ultima
     will not be junctioned to both Str and HP.

Tips:Make full use of this Junction Bug. Imagine junctioning both
     100x Ultima to Squall's strength and magic.

Note:This is a bug found in the Japanese version.

9.XIII)Auto Pilot-By Kaze Yagami
When you are flying a Ragnarok, press select to go to the full
view of the world map, then select any destination, for example
point the cursor over to Galbadia, you will see two options
available. Choose the first option by pressing circle and Ragnarok
will travel automatically without any manual control. Quite
interesting actually, especially if you are feeling tired of
contolling Ragnarok. Don't you think so?

Note:Auto-Pilot only work to areas that are labelled in the world
     map. Examples of areas that do not work with auto-pilotling
     are Deep Sea Research Center [Deep Sea Research Centre],
     Centra Ruin, Fire Cavern, Obel Lake and all Chocobo Forests

Note:Ragnarok will stop when it reach the desired destination.

Tips:To regain control of Ragnarok,press X.

Note:The control is only for the Japanese version.

9.XIV)Location Of Timber Magazine-By ChaRle5 and Scott Ong
Here is the list of locations to get all Timber Magazines to uncover
more of Laguna's past. All these locations are arranged in
chronological order. Note that you can still enter Balamb Garden
after disc 3 by landing Ragnarok in Fisherman's Horizon [FH] and
from there, walk to Balamb Garden.


  1. In the room of Zell's house. You can't take this magazine away.
  2. Head to the Hotel of Balamb. Up the stairs and search the table
     for the magazine. [Choose one] [Refer to below for more details.]
  3. Head to the train station in Balamb Town. [Choose one] [Refer
     to below for more details.]
  4. On the 2nd floor of Dollet Casino. On the left-hand side table.
  5. On the table of the room of Dollet Hotel. Pay 100Gil to enter the
  6. Head to Timber Maniacs and enter the northern-most room. Examine
     the pile of documents on the right side of the room.
  7. Head to Timber Hotel. Talk to the attendant at the counter,
     pay 100 gil and you will be allowed to enter it. Search one near
     the table at the room.
  8. At Deling City, the Capital of Galbadia. Go to the hotel and
     search under the bed, [You can't get it during Laguna scenarios.]
  9. Head to Artisan's House in the Shumi Tribe and search the bed.
 10. Head to Edea's house. It is located on the floor before you
     meet Edea and Headmaster Cid.
 11. Inside the White SeeD ship. It is on the left side of the
     control room, where the sailor is standing. You can find the
     white SeeD ship in Centra region as long as Squall has not
     carried Rinoa to Fisherman's Horizon. [FH]
 12. At Fisherman's Horizon [FH] where the house of Grease Monkey is.
 13. At Fisherman's Horizon [FH] Hotel. Initially, there's a drunkard
     blocking your way to the Hotel. Pay either 100 gils to him or
     get free of charge if you complete the Master Fisherman's Quest.
 14. Head for Trabia Garden and go northwest of a magic point. You
     should enter a Tomb or graveyard now. Search within the Tomb.


There are a total of 13 magazines scattered throughout the world,
excluding the first one in Zell's house but you can get only 12
because you need to choose one at Balamb Town. Each magazine contains
a piece of information about Laguna. Simply go to the tutorial room
in Balamb Garden to view the network. It records informations about
Laguna's past, plus some pictures to show you. Of course, you need
to know Japanese to understand or it's just useless viewing the

Note from Kaze Yagami:

There are two Timber Maniacs you can find in Balamb but you can only
pick one up (the other one will disappear). One is as above in the
hotel, and the other is in the train station. Reading the one at
the hotel will cause Laguna to get drunk in the later event, while
choosing the one at the station will not. Dialogues between Laguna
and his friends will also be slightly changed. If you read the
TimberManiac in Shumi Village before you cleared the Laguna
Trabia Canyon event, Ward will not be in the party in the Trabia
Canyon event. You can view his saga at the Balamb Garden Network
homepage hosted by Selphie.

Spoiler Information!!!
Remember, Laguna's occupation is a journalist.So,you guessed it.
All these timber magazines were a record of his personal diary,
of all the places he had been to. So, each Timber Maniacs is
actually an account of his personal life, as well as some
pictures he had taken during his journey.

And, in Timber, you can find a building called Timber Maniacs.
They will tell you that Laguna works here in the past and
what's all Timber Maniacs about?

9.XV)Finding Ragnarok In Disc 4-By ChaRle5 and Scott Ong
Enter the top-left door in Ultimecia Castle, that will lead you to
the north of Esthar Continent. Just head for the Chocobo Holy in
the northwest of the world map which is in Grandidi Forest and get
that free Chocobo. Now return back to the starting door, but don't
enter. Now walk down the shallow waters of Esthar and head for the
Cactuar Island. There you will find a huge desert on the left of it.
Well, the red dot is the Ragnarok. There you will also find a door
which leads to the right side of that huge chain. Enter this door
to return back to Ultimecia Castle.

Tips:You will find a man [CC Joker] as you go down the elevator.
     You can buy items or upgrade your weapons by talking to him.

Info:As you might have noticed it, due to time compression, you
     cannot enter any towns, cities, as they are being surrounded
     by a barrier. However, you can still enter caves, chocobo
     forests and so on.

9.XVI)UFO Sighting Incident-Edwin "Shinji Chow and Scott Ong
You can view the UFOs from disc two onwards at these locations:

1. The seashore located east of Timber. [Mandy Beach]
2. Outside winhill village in Galbadia continent. [Winhill Bluffs]
3. Desert in Centra ruins, northeast of Edea's house. [Kashkabald
4. The isolated island east of Trabia Garden. [The small island by
   Health Peninsula.]

Equip Diablo or Bahamut's encounter none and roam around these areas.
You will encounter empty battles and see the UFO flying, giving you
empty gil, exp and AP. Once you have viewed all four UFOs, go to
cliff north of Chocobo Holy. Land the ragnarok, walk along the cliff
and you will fight PuPu. Defeat PuPu and then head to Balamb area,
the area where Balamb Garden used to be located. Give him 5 elixirs
and you will get the PuPu card. If you didn't give elixirs to PuPu,
and defeat PuPu, you will get an accelerator, but you will lose
the PuPu card. My advise is take the PuPu card because this is the
only card which you can't win from any card game. If you didn't take
the card, it will mean that you cannot complete your card collection.

9.XVII)Fragments Of the Pot-By ChaRle5 and Scott Ong
The sidequest is taken directly from Scott Ong's FAq Part I. I have
rephrased the sentences to make it more precise.

In the big, mansion of Winhill village, you must talk to the man in
grey suit, who will ask you to find four fragments of his pot. Here
they are:


1st Piece:Enter the grand mansion, near where the pub and Laguna's
          house are. Examine the bronze statue on the left and the
          statue will start to move. Actually, there's a tiny
          chocobo hiding behind the statue, and it is messing up the
          statue. The tiny chocobo will then leave, and you can
          pick up the 1st fragment, which is green in colour.


2nd Piece:Head for the Pub on the left and go up the stair. And an
          event will occur. [I won't tell you what's about to
          prevent spoilers!] Simply talk to the lady there twice,
          then head downstairs and examine the table. The lady will
          then appear again, and the screen will start to fade to
          white. Upon returning to normal, you will find a cat. Talk
          to the cat to recieve the 2nd fragment.


3rd Piece:On your way down, as you pass the florist's house, you will
          notice an old, fragile lady standing outside the house,
          then you will see her entering her house again. Go into
          her house, talk to her and examine the southeast corner of
          the flowerbed. Next you will be given two options, pick
          the 1st option and talk to the old lady again. Next examine
          the flowerbed [same spot] and you will find the 3rd piece.


4th Piece:Head for the street with the "CAUTION" sign. You will hear
          the familar chocobo theme.You will see tiny, baby chocobos
          walking around. Examine the chocobo and it will pop out
          the last fragment. Examine the chocobo a second time will
          give you Gysahl Greens [for summoning of Guardian Force,
          chicobo using item command).


Once you have collected all four fragments, head to the mansion,
and talk to the man in grey suit twice, and he will give you Holy
Stone in exchange of those fragments.

9.XVIII)Occult Fan Magazines
Wonder what Occult Fans are for? Well, doesn't much! You can skip
getting it if you don't wish to. The four Occult Fans provide you
hints and informations about some Guardian Forces, to be specific,
mainly Guardian Force, Doomtrain. If you have missed the first two
Occult Fan, you can still buy it from one of the Esthar shops.
However, Occult Fan III and IV cannot be bought and once you miss it,
you will lose it forever. Again, i will stress that these four Occult
Fans magazines are totally OPTIONAL! So, don't panic if you have
missed one.

|Name Of Magazine |Location                     |Information   |Disc  |
|Occult Fan I     |It is found in a bookshelf   |You can get it|      |
|                 |inside the library in Balamb |once you have |      |
|                 |Garden. Simply search there  |defeated      |      |
|                 |and you will find it.        |Guardian Force| 1~3  |
|                 |                             |, Ifrit in    |      |
|                 |                             |Fire Cavern.  |      |
|Occult Fan II    |Search the documents in Card |You need to   |      |
|                 |Master's room in Dollet City.|defeat Card   |      |
|                 |Go to pub in 2F and take the |Master once to|      |
|                 |upper right door to cross a  |enter the     |      |
|                 |bridge to enter the room.    |room. [Note   | 1~3  |
|                 |                             |that you can  |      |
|                 |                             |also get G.F  |      |
|                 |                             |Siren Card    |      |
|                 |                             |from him.]    |      |
|Occult Fan III   |After Balamb Garden has      |You can only  |      |
|                 |collided with Fisherman      |get Occult    |      |
|                 |Horizon, FH. Apologise to    |Fan III in    |      |
|                 |Master Fisherman and he will |disc 2 and    |  2   |
|                 |give you the magazine.       |there is no   |      |
|                 |                             |other alter-  |      |
|                 |                             |native ways.  |      |
|Occult Fan IV    |Talk to the President Aide   |You can get   |      |
|                 |near Air-Station. Then talk  |Occult Fan IV |      |
|                 |to the Secretary at the      |only in disc 3|      |
|                 |entrance of the Presidential |, either      |  3   |
|                 |Palace who is complaining    |before or     |      |
|                 |about Professor Odine to get |after going to|      |
|                 |it.                          |Lunar Gate.   |      |

9.XIX)Card Club Members
The card club is an organisation formed by a group of Triple Triad
franchise. It's not easy to be a member of card club as you must be
very good with playing cards. The card club is composed of the CC
Jack, Club, Diamond, Spade, Heart, Joker and finally the leader, king.
You can find the CC at these locations. Note that they will appear
randomly. If they do not appear at these locations, try going in and
out of the screen until they appear. You can play with them in
Balamb Garden from disc one to disc three.

Note:You must defeat every CC member in this order from Jack to
     Heart, then King. However, you can challenge Joker any
     time when you have defeated two or more CC members.

Note:Each CC member get more and more tougher each time, meaning the
     chances of them using a better card is higher.

Tips:Save before you play, just in case you lose any card(s).

|CC Member Name |Location                     |Special Note |
|CC Jack        |He is found in the main hall,|Defeat him to|
|               |where the direction board is |challenge CC |
|               |located.                     |Club; has no |
|               |                             |rare card.   |
|CC Club        |He walks along the main hall |Defeat him to|
|               |and often seen appearing near|challenge CC |
|               |the Dormitory, Parking Lot   |CC Diamond;  |
|               |Cafeteria.                   |has no rare  |
|               |                             |card.        |
|CC Diamond     |CC Diamond are actually made |Defeat the   |
|               |up of two girls. They are    |two girls to |
|               |found in the main hall where |challenge CC |
|               |they are often seen walking  |Spade; has   |
|               |to the direction board. You  |no rare card.|
|               |must wait for them to stop   |             |
|               |before you can challenge with|             |
|               |them.                        |             |
|CC Spade       |The man on the 2F near the   |Defeat him to|
|               |elevator. He's the one who   |challenge CC |
|               |gives you the cards in disc  |Heart; has no|
|               |one when you talk to him.    |rare card.   |
|CC Heart       |If i tell you she's a woman  |Defeat her to|
|               |and locate in the cockpit of |challenge CC |
|               |balamb garden in 3F, do you  |King. Refer  |
|               |have any idea of who's she?  |below for    |
|               |Have you guessed it? She's   |more details.|
|               |the one standing on the      |Has the      |
|               |bridge.                      |Carbuncle    |
|               |                             |rare card.   |
|CC Joker       |He's found randomly in the   |Has the rare |
|               |training center. [Training   |card,        |
|               |centre] He will be selling   |Leviathan.   |
|               |items there.                 |             |
|CC King        |Defeat all five CC members,  |Has the rare |
|               |then talk to Doctor Kadowaki |card,        |
|               |in the infirmary and she will|Gilgamesh.   |
|               |reveal that she is the former|Once you have|
|               |CC member. Now, go to the    |defeated her,|
|               |Dormitory to have a good     |you have     |
|               |sleep and CC card king will  |completed the|
|               |appear randomly. Don't be    |CC quest.    |
|               |suprised when you found out  |             |
|               |her identity.                |             |
|Former CC King |She is in the infirmary and  |Tells you    |
|               |will reveal to you her       |informations |
|               |identity once you have beaten|about the CC |
|               |CC Jack, Club, Diamond, Spade|King.        |
|               |and Heart. She will tell you |             |
|               |that the present CC King will|             |
|               |come and look for you. I     |             |
|               |guess even if i don't tell   |             |
|               |who she is, you would have   |             |
|               |guessed it correctly!        |             |

Note:The CC members will use the cards that you do not have, however,
     as for the PuPu card, you need to complete the UFO chasing

In order to play with the CC members in disc 4, you must first
complete the CC quest from disc one to three, meaning you have
to defeat CC Jack, Club, Diamond, Spade, Heart and King. For exact
way of getting Ragnarok in disc 4, i won't go into too much details.
I will just briefly describe it.

Notice that there are many chains and doors just before the entrance
to Ultimecia Castle? Have you ever wondered how to enter the chocobo
forest in Grandidi Forest? Simply enter the door nearest to the you,
which is on your left side. You should find yourself on a beach and
inland is a huge patch of forest, that is Grandidi Forest, of course.
Simply walk to the chocobo forest and you will get a free chocobo
ride. Ride the chocobo along the western continent of Esthar and down
to Centra region. Refer to the red dot in the world map. This indicates
your airship, Ragnarok. When you get your airship, this is what you
should do.

For default Controller:
1.Hold Triangle and X if you are playing the Japanese version.
2.Hold Circle and X if you are playing the American version.

Wonder why the Controls are different?
A group of people [I don't know why?] e-mail to Square requesting
Square to change the button configurations. For me, the new controls
doesn't suit me at all. So, i customise my controls to that of the
Japanese version. [I wonder who did that?] [What a lousy suggestion!]

And do you know?
As you know, the controls have been changed. It affects Final Fantasy
Anthology as well. I don't know about Final Fantasy Collection, which
is the Japanese version of Final Fantasy Anthology. X button became
the confirm button and the Circle button became the cancel button.
Luckily, Square only swops these two buttons. The menu button and the
switch member button during battle are still Triangle for Final Fantasy
Anthology. If Square swops the buttons again, i'll probably have
problems adjusting to new controls. Luckily, for Final Fantasy VIII,
you can customise your controls.

If done correctly:
CC Heart will meet you at the entrance of the Ragnarok. She says that
you can play with all the CC members anytime you want inside Ragnarok.
Wow! Time for a break, right! After all the fighting, it's time to
relax a bit and play some cards, right?

Back to the main topic:
The locations of the CC members are:
|CC Member Name |Location                     |Special Note |
|Jack           |Enter the door right of the  |Found at the |
|               |Ragnarok entrance. The       |Ragnarok     |
|               |entrance is where CC Heart   |Aisle.       |
|               |is located or enter the upper|             |
|               |left door from where CC      |             |
|               |Diamond is.                  |             |
|Club           |From where CC Diamond are,   |Found at the |
|               |just go up the stairs to 2F  |Ragnarok     |
|               |or you can enter the door    |Aisle in 2F. |
|               |near CC Joker.               |             |
|Diamond        |In the main Ragnarok Hangar  |Found at the |
|               |where you can find a         |Ragnarok     |
|               |staircase which leads to CC  |Hangar.      |
|               |Club, and two doors; one     |             |
|               |leads to CC Jack in the left |             |
|               |and another one leads to a   |             |
|               |save point where CC Spade is.|             |
|Spade          |From where CC Diamond are,   |Found at the |
|               |take the upper right door.   |Ragnarok     |
|               |                             |Hangar where |
|               |                             |the save     |
|               |                             |point is.    |
|Joker          |He's the man who sells you   |Found at the |
|               |items, as well as remodel    |Ragnarok     |
|               |your weapons. When you first |Aisle.       |
|               |take the elevator down, you  |             |
|               |will see him. You can find   |             |
|               |him by entering the door     |             |
|               |right of CC Club.            |             |
|King           |Have her in your party, then |Found at the |
|               |take her to the Ragnarok     |Ragnarok     |
|               |Air Room. The Air Room is    |Air Room.    |
|               |located in the 2F. From where|Remember the |
|               |CC Club is, just go down the |location when|
|               |hallway, not the stairs.     |you first    |
|               |Then, talk to her and she    |enter the    |
|               |will play with you.          |Ragnarok in  |
|               |                             |disc 3?      |

About the CC Members' comeback
The CC members are making a comeback. Of course, they still can't
admit that they have lost to you previously. [The CC quest] The CC
members will pick any rule RANDOMLY from any region, whether it is
Balamb region, Centra region, Dollet region, Fisherman Horizon [FH]
region and so on and combine or mix with their initial rules. In
my own opinion, the WORST rule is probably RANDOM. [I am not sure
about you. It's just personal opinion.] The CC members will begin
with all the rules belonging to these regions:
|Name Of CC Members |Initial Rules[Region]         |
|Jack               |Balamb Rules.                 |
|Club               |Dollet Rules.                 |
|Diamond            |Trabia Rules.                 |
|Spade              |Esthar Rules.                 |
|Heart              |Fisherman Horizon [FH] Rules. |
|Joker              |Centra Rules.                 |
|King               |Lunar Base Rules.             |

Note:If you find that you are missing a few more rare cards and the
     CC members do not show these new cards anymore, try beating
     the Card Queen in disc 4 at the Esthar Continent. Refer to
     below for more details. Why? After beating all the CC members,
     including CC King again in Ragnarok in disc 4, my card collection
     is still incomplete as i do not have the Kiros and Irvine card.
     Then, i play with Card Queen. Indeed, the two missing cards are
     with her! That's how i complete my card collection!

9.XX)Card Queen in Disc 4
I won't talk about the card queen quest as chasing the card queen
can be very tedious. If you need any help, you can refer to other
faqs, specifically Scott Ong's faq Part II, Eugene See's rare card
faq and so on. As for the game rules, i won't go into details yet.

When you reach disc 4, you may be think that it is impossible to
collect all the cards. However, you can challenge Card Queen in
disc 4 to get all the rare cards. Card Queen will use rare cards
that are level 9 to 10. The card queen will use all the rules
to play with you.

The Queen is found in the escape retrieval pod in Abandon Plains
just at the southern most tip of Esthar Continent. It's invisible
in the world map. Simply land your Ragnarok nearby and make your
way to the southern tip. The world map screen will change to the
field screen and you should see card queen.

I got several mails, asking me about the exact location of Card
Queen. The location is rather tricky. Notice that the major region
of Esthar Continent is being surrounded by huge wire frames or
walls. It's located just outside this major region in the south.
Try going into the main menu and check if you are in Abandon Plains.
[Assuming if you are outside this 'major region'!] Then, just land
your Ragnarok and walk south.

I have to admit i do have problems finding the Card Queen at first.
Just be patient! If you simply just walk along the southern tips,
you will definitely encounter Card Queen.

Note:The location is the same as where you discover Piet in in disc

9.XXI)Getting Chicobo Card
Visit all chocobo forest, solve all the puzzles. You need to use
the chocobo sonar and detector and leave one chocobo. The chocobo
will summon a mother chocobo. Get some holy, meteor, ultima stones.
If you want more informations on how to solve the riddles, refer to
Scott Ong's walkthrough part II for more information.

The location of the forest are:
1)Near Edea's house.
2)North of the Centra Ruin.
3)Southwest of Cactuar Island
4)North of Shumi Village.
5)South of Shumi Village.
6)North of Trabia Garden near the mountains.
7)Chocobo Holy is located in the large patch of forest in the
  northeast part of the world map, north of Esthar continent.

When you have solved all the riddles from 1 to 6 in these chocobo
forest, go to Roaming Forest, which is a Bika Snowfield in Trabia
area and ride the chocobos all the way down south, crossing shallow
waters to the Chocobo Holy forest in Grandidi Forest. For your
information, Chocobo Holy is located in the midst of Grandidi
Forest in the northeast of the world. Chocobo Holy is so highly
remote that even Ragnarok cannot be accessed to it. The other way
of reaching Chocobo Holy is during disc four, when you are on
your way to get back your Ragnarok. Once you reach Chocobo Holy,
enter and you will find a chocobo there. It will perform a dance
for you and following that, talk to it to get your Chicobo card.

9.XXII)Hidden Save Point
After minutes of hard work, you have finally reached the bottom of
Deep Sea Research Center [Deep Sea Research Centre] to beat Ultima
Weapon to draw your final Guardian Force, Eden but because of
certain ^ unknown circumstances, you have to restart again. [Whether
it is because your party is being K.O by Ultima weapon or whatever.]
Fustrated and angry, right!

Okay, enough of my craps! Luckily, there's a save point just before
you fight with Ultima Weapon. You probably haven't noticed it as
the save point is invisible. There's a machine there at the bottom
which you need to operate to fight with Ultima weapon. Just before
there, there is a hidden save point and in order to use the
hidden save point, you need to equip Siren's Move/Find ability.
Save it before you fight Ultima weapon and you may consider using
items like tent or cottage there to regain your party's HP
before continuing.

Special thanks to MoogleKng <MoogleKng@aol.com> and X. Calibur
<xcalibur@ignmail.com> for telling me about the hidden save
point just before fighting Ultima Weapon.

Ever wonder what the organ in Ultimecia Castle is used for? Well,
nothing much but it can lead you to a rare item, Rosetta Stone.
This is what you should do:

Go to the organ and choose to play the organ. Press L1, R1, L2, R2,
Circle, Square, X, Triangle simulaneously. Now, exit to return back
to the courtyard and take the passage to the right. You will notice
that the hole in the wall to the right is now opened. Enter and
it will lead you to another new area. Walk through the passage
and at the next screen, search the top-right corner of the
screen for a Rosetta Stone.

9.XXIV)Easy Gergero
On your attempt to capture the President of Deling, you discover that
the President in the train is fake. Someone must have disguised as
him. True enough, the fake President must be some kind of monster or
any undead.

You will first have a fight with the fake President and after
defeating him, the fake President will then morph into a monster,
called Gergero.

To make the fight easier, simply use Phoenix Down or cast any life
magic on him. Observe what will happen later on.

9.XXV)Obel Lake Mystery
At first, i didn't really want to add in this section because Scott
Ong has already covered it in his faq. Secondly, i was quite lazy.
Well, i got several mails, asking me about Obel Lake mystery. I have
solved the mystery quite long ago but...... judging from the amount
of mails i got, perhaps i should..... You might also want to refer
to Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough Part II for Obel Lake mystery.

Note that the mystery to Obel Lake can only be solved in disc three.

The most important thing to do now is to locate where the Obel Lake
is. You are now in disc three and have the Ragnarok airship. Take
the Ragnarok and fly to Galbadia continent near Timber. You should
notice a very small spit that curves into a lake. Land your Ragnarok
somewhere nearby and walk to the edge. Press X for the American
version and Circle for the Japanese version to search and you
should notice a message that pops up something like this:

This must be Obel Lake.
     Throw a rock.
    >Try humming.

Choose the second option and hum. A message pops up again like this:

A black shadow rose to the surface.
     Throw a rock.
    >Try humming again.

When the Black Shadow appears, keep talking to him until he asks you
to find his friend, Mr. Monkey. He hints that his friend, Mr. Monkey
is somewhere in the forest. So, search the forest just to the west
of Dollet near the train station on the Hasberry Plains. But before
that, choose to throw a rock until it says 'The rock skipped
many many times.'

"It's my friend, Mr. Monkey...
Can you find him for me?"

Walk around the forest and a message will pop out, giving you two
choices to choose. Choose the first option to throw a rock.

If you get a message saying, 'The rock skipped many many times,'
you should see this message:

...D-Darn it!
...You're gonna pay for that!"

Enraged, Mr. Monkey will throw a stone carved with some writing
on it at you. The letters on the carving are "URHAEO."

If you throw a stone and the message says that it skip between 1 to
5 times, you will always get a message like this:

"Ahh Darn it!" Y-You're just a big loser. I can make the rock skip
as many times as I want! So there! Ha-ha! Loser! Dork! Idiot! Your
mom wears combat boots."

There's the monkey!
    >Throw a rock.

Return to Obel Lake and talk to the Black Shadow. Keep on talking
to him until he gives you four useful hints. Each hints tell you
where the location of a special stone with words carved on it is.
Here's the hints:


First Rock
Hint:"At the beach in Balamb, something special washes a shore all

Go to Rinaul Coast located east of Balamb Town. Walk around there
and you will find a message pops up:

It looks man-made, and
has some carving on it...

You have found the first stone already, now search for the
other stones now.

The letters on the carving are "STSLRM."


Second Rock
Hint:"Mr. Monkey had a rock like this i think..."

Yes...The rock which Mr. Monkey throws it to you is the second stone.
However, if you didn't manage to get the stone just now, Shadow
will tell that,

"If he's not around, perhaps he took a train towards Dollet."
=>Only when Mr. Monkey escapes.
=>You can find Mr. Monkey again in Hasberry Plains located near

The letters on the carving are "URHAEO."


Third Rock
Hint:"This long narrow stretch of island is located east of Timber
     and next to the railroad bridge that leads to Fisherman's
     Horizon and Esthar.

Go to Mandy Beach east of Timber. It's an isolated island and it
is rather hard to find. Search along the island and a message
will pop out somethibng like this:

You found a piece of rock by your foot...

Now, only left with one more stone.

The letters on the carving are "REAIDR."


Fourth Rock
Hint:"There's also something on top of a mountain with a lake and

Your next destination is Monterosa Plateau. Follow where the
river flows and it will lead to a waterfall. Land your Ragnarok
on top of the mountain and search the edge of the waterfall
and a message will pop out something like:

A bird is warming an egg.
    >Check it out.
     Leave it alone.

Choose the first option, 'Check it out.' You will encounter a
fight against 2x Thrustaevis. They are quite easy to defeat.
Once they are defeated, you will find the last rock.

The letters on the carving are "EASNPD."


Now, return back to Obel Lake.
|No. |Location of the Rock   |Letters     |
| 1. |Rinaul Coast           |S T S L R M |
| 2. |From Mr Monkey         |U R H A E O |
| 3. |Mandy Beach            |R E A I D R |
| 4. |Monterosa Plateau      |E A S N P D |

Now, can you begin out the mystery?

Okay, If you read from right to left starting from top to bottom,

Okay, time to head to Modred Plains. Modred Plain is located north
from the Great Plains of Esthar. The treasure is rather hard to
find. So, if you want an ASCII diagram of the exact location of
where the treasure is, refer to Scott Ong's walkthrough/faq
Part II.

Ignore what the other coloured rock says. Search for a red-faced
rock and the rock will tell you to move in opposite direction.
Follow what the red-faced rock tells you and the location of
the treasure, Three Star is located in the centre of the star
[From Scott Ong's ASCII art.]

There's another item which you can also get from the clues that
the other coloured rock gives you. But, i am not going to list
out every single clues.

Simply go to Minde Island at the lower left part of the Esthar
Continent. Search around and you will find another item, Luck-J

So far, these are the only treasures that i know. You can only
solve Obel Lake's mystery in disc three. Don't worry if you
can't solve the mystery or you are already in disc 4 and have
not solved it yet. The treasures, in my opinion, aren't quite
worthwhile. Firstly, solving this Obel Lake takes quite a long
time. Secondly, though i agree with everyone that Three Stars
is a valuable item, but don't forget that you can convert
Squall's card to 3x Three Stars. This is just my personal
opinion and you can choose to accept it or not!

9.XXVI)GameShark Codes:Do not OVERUSE it!!!
Special thanks to the Gameshark Code Creator's Club for their gameshark
codes for FF8. Here is the HTML address of the Gameshark Code Creator's

An additional advice:
Do not try and use gameshark codes too often unless you have skipped a
G.F.It really ruin the fun of the game.In fact,the only ones who can
complete the game without referring to any strategy guides,or using any
gameshark codes are the 'master of the game.'If you think you are the
'master of the game',then prove it yourself.Do you dare to take up the

Note:The gameshark codes below is for the Japanese version only!
General Code
Allows FF8 to Play in a Mod-Chipped System               D009B2B0 FFF3
                                                         8009B2E0 0046
                                                         D009B2B0 FFF3
                                                         8009B2E2 1000

Infinite Money                                           80076BA4 0FFF
                                                         80066BA6 5F5E

Infinite Save                                            8006F372 0100

Play Time                                                80076D68 FFFF

Limit Time Play Fast                                     80076D6C FFFF

Super Chocobo                                            8009D4B4 0000
                                                         8009D4B6 0401
Main Character
Max HP                                                   80076528 270F

Infinite HP                                              8007652A 270F

Max EXP                                                  8007652C FFFF

EXP For Next Level Up                                    8007652E ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076530 000?

Max Strength                                             80076532 FFFF

Max Knowledge                                            80076534 FFFF

Max Lucky                                                80076536 FFFF
Second Character
Max HP                                                   800766F0 270F

Infinite HP                                              800766F2 270F

Max EXP                                                  800766F4 FFFF

EXP For Next Level Up                                    800766F6 ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     800766F8 000?

Max Strength                                             800766FA FFFF

Max Knowledge                                            800766FC FFFF

Max Lucky                                                800766FE FFFF
Third Character
Max HP                                                   800768B8 270F

Infinite HP                                              800768BA 270F

Max EXP                                                  800768BC FFFF

EXP For Next Level Up                                    800768BE ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     800768C0 000?

Max Strength                                             800768C2 FFFF

Max knowledge                                            800768C4 FFFF

Max Lucky                                                800768C6 00FF
Fourth Character
Max HP                                                   80076A80 270F

Infinite HP                                              80076A82 270F

Max EXP                                                  80076A84 FFFF

EXP For Next Level Up                                    80076A86 ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076A88 000?

Max Strength                                             80076A8A FFFF

Max Knowledge                                            80076A8C FFFF

Max Lucky                                                80076A8E FFFF
Fifth Character
Max HP                                                   80076788 270F

Infinite HP                                              8007678A 270F

Max EXP                                                  8007678C FFFF

EXP For Next Level Up                                    8007678E ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076790 000?

Max Strength                                             80076792 FFFF

Max Knowledge                                            80076794 FFFF

Max Lucky                                                80076796 FFFF
Sixth Character
Max HP                                                   80076820 270F

Infinite HP                                              80076822 270F

Max EXP                                                  80076824 82B8

EXP For Next Level Up                                    80076826 ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076828 000?

Max Strength                                             8007682A FFFF

Max Knowledge                                            8007682C FFFF

Max Lucky                                                8007682E FFFF
7th Character
Max HP                                                   800768B8 270F

Infinite HP                                              800768BA 270F

Max EXP                                                  800768BC 82B8

EXP For Next Level Up                                    800768BE ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     800768C0 000?

Max Strength                                             800768C2 FFFF

Max Knowledge                                            800768C4 FFFF

Max Lucky                                                800768C6 00FF
8th Character
Max HP                                                   80076950 270F

Infinite HP                                              80076952 270F

Max EXP                                                  80076954 82B8

EXP For Next Level Up                                    80076956 ????

Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076958 000?

Max Strength                                             8007695A FFFF

Max Knowledge                                            8007695C FFFF

Max Lucky                                                8007695E FFFF
Main Character
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                                                         80076570 631C
                                                         80076572 631D
                                                         80076574 631E
                                                         80076576 631F
Second Character
(All Magic)                                              80076700 6311
                                                         80076702 6312
                                                         80076704 6313
                                                         80076706 6314
                                                         80076708 6315
                                                         8007670A 6316
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                                                         8007670E 6318
                                                         80076710 6319
                                                         80076712 631A
                                                         80076714 631B
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                                                         80076718 631D
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                                                         80076720 6321
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                                                         8007672C 6327
                                                         8007672E 6328
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                                                         80076732 632A
                                                         80076734 632B
                                                         80076736 632C
                                                         80076738 632D
                                                         8007673A 632E
                                                         8007673C 632F
                                                         8007673E 6330
Third Character
(All Magic)                                              800768C8 6321
                                                         800768CA 6322
                                                         800768CC 6323
                                                         800768CE 6324
                                                         800768D0 6325
                                                         800768D2 6326
                                                         800768D4 6327
                                                         800768D6 6328
                                                         800768D8 6329
                                                         800768DA 632A
                                                         800768DC 632B
                                                         800768DE 632C
                                                         800768E0 632D
                                                         800768E2 632E
                                                         800768E4 632F
                                                         800768E6 6330
                                                         800768E8 6331
                                                         800768EA 6332
                                                         800768EC 6333
                                                         800768EE 6334
                                                         800768F0 6335
                                                         800768F2 6336
                                                         800768F4 6337
                                                         800768F6 6338
                                                         800768F8 6339
                                                         800768FA 633A
                                                         800768FC 633B
                                                         800768FE 633C
                                                         80076900 633D
                                                         80076902 633E
                                                         80076904 633F
                                                         80076906 6340
Fourth Character
(All Magic)                                              80076A90 6331
                                                         80076A92 6332
                                                         80076A94 6333
                                                         80076A96 6334
                                                         80076A98 6335
                                                         80076A9A 6336
                                                         80076A9C 6337
                                                         80076A9E 6338
                                                         80076AA0 6339
                                                         80076AA2 633A
                                                         80076AA4 633B
                                                         80076AA6 633C
                                                         80076AA8 633D
                                                         80076AAA 633E
                                                         80076AAC 633F
                                                         80076AAE 6340
                                                         80076AB0 6341
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                                                         80076AC6 634C
                                                         80076AC8 634D
                                                         80076ACA 634E
                                                         80076ACC 634F
                                                         80076ACE 6350
Fifth Character
(All Magic)                                              80076798 6301
                                                         8007679A 6302
                                                         8007679C 6303
                                                         8007679E 6304
                                                         800767A0 6305
                                                         800767A2 6306
                                                         800767A4 6307
                                                         800767A6 6308
                                                         800767A8 6309
                                                         800767AA 630A
                                                         800767AC 630B
                                                         800767AE 630C
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                                                         800767BC 6313
                                                         800767BE 6314
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                                                         800767C8 6319
                                                         800767CA 631A
                                                         800767CC 631B
                                                         800767CE 631C
                                                         800767D0 631D
                                                         800767D2 631E
                                                         800767D4 631F
                                                         800767D6 6320
Sixth Character
(All Magic)                                              80076830 6301
                                                         80076832 6302
                                                         80076834 6303
                                                         80076836 6304
                                                         80076838 6305
                                                         8007683A 6306
                                                         8007683C 6307
                                                         8007683E 6308
                                                         80076840 6309
                                                         80076842 630A
                                                         80076844 630B
                                                         80076846 630C
                                                         80076848 630D
                                                         8007684A 630E
                                                         8007684C 630F
                                                         8007684E 6310
                                                         80076850 6311
                                                         80076852 6312
                                                         80076854 6313
                                                         80076856 6314
                                                         80076858 6315
                                                         8007685A 6316
                                                         8007685C 6317
                                                         8007685E 6318
                                                         80076860 6319
                                                         80076862 631A
                                                         80076864 631B
                                                         80076866 631C
                                                         80076868 631D
                                                         8007686A 631E
                                                         8007686C 631F
                                                         8007686E 6320
G.F. Acquisition & Change Shiva (Main Character)         800760FC FFFF
                                                         800760FE FFFF
                                                         80076100 FFFF
                                                         80076102 FFFF
                                                         80076104 FFFF
                                                         80076106 FFFF
                                                         80076108 FFFF
                                                         8007610A 00FF
                                                         80076140 FFFF
                                                         80076142 FFFF
                                                         80076144 FFFF
                                                         80076146 FFFF
                                                         80076148 FFFF
                                                         8007614A FFFF
                                                         8007614C FFFF
                                                         8007614E 00FF
All Acquisition                                          800760F8 0100
                                                         8007613C 0100
                                                         80076180 0100
                                                         800761C4 0100
                                                         80076208 0100
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                                                         80076428 0100
                                                         8007646C 0100
                                                         800764B0 0100
                                                         800764F4 0100
Pocket Muumuu Unlock                                     8001F7B4 576D
                                                         8001F7B6 106F

Acquisition LV100 After 1 Battle                         80022752 34A2
In-Battle Code
After One Battle, GF Max                                 D002276C 000C
                                                         8002276E AE30

After One Battle, Memorize All Enemy Skill               800229A0 0001

When Make Magic, Magic Stone Will Not Reduced            D01E6986 0066
                                                         801E6986 0060

Fast Store Energy to Attack                              800775C4 2EE0
                                                         80077794 2EE0
                                                         80077964 2EE0

Infinite HP                                              800775B2 270F
                                                         80077782 270F
                                                         80077952 270F

1st Character (Down+L2 to Use Special Attack)            D0081B0E 8001
                                                         80077460 0400

2nd Character (Down+R2 to Use Special AttacK)            D0081B0E 8002
                                                         80077630 0400

3rd Character (Down+L1 to Use Special Attack)            D0081B0E 8004
                                                         80077800 0400

1st Character (Up+L2 to Use Acquisition Attack)          D0081B0E 1001
                                                         80077454 0000

2nd Character (Up+R2 to Use Acquisition Attack)          D0081B0E 1002
                                                         80077624 0000

3rd Character (Up+L1 to Use Acquisition Attack)          D0081B0E 1004
                                                         800777F4 0000
Caetla Only Codes
Main Character (All Magic)                            B0310002 00000001
                                                          80076538 6301

Second Character (All Magic)                          B0310002 00000001
                                                          80076700 6311

Third Character (All Magic)                           B0310002 00000001
                                                          800768C8 6321

Fourth Character (All Magic)                          B0310002 00000001
                                                          80076A90 6331

Fifth Character (All Magic)                           B0200002 00000001
                                                          80076798 6301

Sixth Character (All Magic)                           B0200002 00000001
                                                          80076830 6301

All GF Card And Player                                B04B0002 00000000
                                                          80077378 E4E4
                                                          300773C4 00E4
                                                      B01F0002 00000000
                                                          800773C6 F0F0
                                                          300773C5 00F0
                                                          800773E6 FFFF
                                                          800773E8 FFFF
                                                          300773EA 00FF
Guardian Force Codes
GF 1
Max HP                                                    80077A58 270F
                                                          80077A5A 270F

Max exp                                                   80077A5C 967F
                                                          80077A5E 0098

Level 99                                                  30077A60 0063
GF 2
Max HP                                                    80077A64 270F
                                                          80077A66 270F

Max exp                                                   80077A68 967F
                                                          80077A6A 0098

Level 99                                                  30077A6C 0063
GF 3
Max HP                                                    80077A70 270F
                                                          80077A72 270F

Max exp                                                   80077A74 967F
                                                          80077A76 0098

Level 99                                                  30077A78 0063
GF 4
Max HP                                                    80077A7C 270F
                                                          80077A7E 270F

Max exp                                                   80077A80 967F
                                                          80077A82 0098

Level 99                                                  30077A84 0063
GF 5
Max HP                                                    80077A88 270F
                                                          80077A8A 270F

Max exp                                                   80077A8C 967F
                                                          80077A8E 0098

Level 99                                                  30077A90 0063
GF 6
Max HP                                                    80077A94 270F
                                                          80077A96 270F

Max exp                                                   80077A98 967F
                                                          80077A9A 0098

Level 99                                                  30077A9C 0063
GF 7
Max HP                                                    80077AA0 270F
                                                          80077AA2 270F

Max exp                                                   80077AA4 967F
                                                          80077AA6 0098

Level 99                                                  30077AA8 0063
GF 8
Max HP                                                    80077AAC 270F
                                                          80077AAE 270F

Max exp                                                   80077AB0 967F
                                                          80077AB2 0098

Level 99                                                  30077AB4 0063
GF 9
Max HP                                                    80077AB8 270F
                                                          80077ABA 270F

Max exp                                                   80077ABC 967F
                                                          80077ABE 0098

Level 99                                                  30077AC0 0063
GF 10
Max HP                                                    80077AC4 270F
                                                          80077AC6 270F

Max exp                                                   80077AC8 967F
                                                          80077ACA 0098

Level 99                                                  30077ACC 0063
GF 11
Max HP                                                    80077AD0 270F
                                                          80077AD2 270F

Max exp                                                   80077AD4 967F
                                                          80077AD6 0098

Level 99                                                  30077AD8 0063
GF 12
Max HP                                                    80077ADC 270F
                                                          80077ADE 270F

Max exp                                                   80077AE0 967F
                                                          80077AE2 0098

Level 99                                                  30077AE4 0063
GF 13
Max HP                                                    80077AE8 270F
                                                          80077AEA 270F

Max exp                                                   80077AEC 967F
                                                          80077AEE 0098

Level 99                                                  30077AF0 0063
GF 14
Max HP                                                    80077AF4 270F
                                                          80077AF6 270F

Max exp                                                   80077AF8 967F
                                                          80077AFA 0098

Level 99                                                  30077AFC 0063
GF 15
Max HP                                                    80077B00 270F
                                                          80077B02 270F

Max exp                                                   80077B04 967F
                                                          80077B06 0098

Level 99                                                  30077B08 0063
GF 16
Max HP                                                    80077B0C 270F
                                                          80077B0E 270F

Max exp                                                   80077B10 967F
                                                          80077B12 0098

Level 99                                                  30077B14 0063
Enable GF Codes
GF1                                                       800760F8 0100

GF2                                                       8007613C 0100

GF3                                                       80076180 0100

GF4                                                       800761C4 0100

GF5                                                       80076208 0100

GF6                                                       8007624C 0100

GF7                                                       80076290 0100

GF8                                                       800762D4 0100

GF9                                                       80076318 0100

GF10                                                      8007635C 0100

GF11                                                      800763A0 0100

GF12                                                      800763E4 0100

GF13                                                      80076428 0100

GF14                                                      8007646C 0100

GF15                                                      800764B0 0100

GF16                                                      800764F4 0100
Other Codes
No Random Battles                                         80077B18 000C

SeeD Ranking Level A                                      80076E08 0C1C

All Items (Caetla Only)                               B0C60002 00000001
                                                          80076BDC 6401

No Enemy:Encounter Nothing                                D00A7E30 0003
                                                          800A7E30 0000

One Fight For One Level                                   800779B4 03E8
                                                          800779B6 03E8
                                                          800779B8 03E8
                                                          800779BA 0000
                                                          800779BC 0000
                                                          800779BE 0000

One Fight For Max AP                                      80077A00 00FF
                                                          80077A02 00FF
                                                          80077A04 00FF

Speed Upon Battle                                         800775C0 0FA0
                                                          800775C4 0FA0
                                                          80077790 0FA0
                                                          80077794 0FA0
                                                          80077960 0FA0
                                                          80077964 0FA0

Time In Fire Cave                                         D0076D6C 0256
                                                          80076D6C 0258

After One Battle, Money Max                               D00BF524 0004
                                                          800BF524 0001

After One Battle, Level Max                               8002183C 0001

After One Battle, GF Point Max                            800216D4 0001

View Boss, Turbo Attack (Press R2)                        D00A74FC 1823
                                                          800EEF58 0000
                                                          D00A74FC 0002
                                                          800EF0F8 0000

Slot Control (Limit Selphie)                              D00EFFE0 0001
(Press L1+O,L2+O,R1+O,R2+O,L1+R1+O or L2+R2+O)            800EFFE0 0003
                                                          D00EFFE0 0002
                                                          800EFFE0 0003
                                                          D00EFFE0 0003
                                                          30104B55 0003
                                                          D0081B22 0021
                                                          30104B54 0033
                                                          D0081B22 0021
                                                          800EFFDE 3300
                                                          D0081B22 0022
                                                          30104B54 0034
                                                          D0081B22 0022
                                                          800EFFDE 3400
                                                          D0081B22 0024
                                                          30104B54 0035
                                                          D0081B22 0024
                                                          800EFFDE 3500
                                                          D0081B22 0028
                                                          30104B54 0036
                                                          D0081B22 0028
                                                          800EFFDE 3600
                                                          D0081B22 0025
                                                          30104B54 0037
                                                          D0081B22 0025
                                                          800EFFDE 3700
                                                          D0081B22 002A
                                                          30104B54 0038
                                                          D0081B22 002A
                                                          800EFFDE 3800

Main Character Has All Magic                              50000702 0001
(GS 2.2 or Higher Needed!)                                80076538 6301
                                                          50002402 0001
                                                          80076548 6308

Main Character G.F./Acqu & Change Shiva                   50001502 0000
(GS 2.2 or Higher Needed!)                                800760FC FFFF
                                                          8007614E 00FF

2nd Character Has All Magic                               50003202 0001
(GS 2.2 or Higher Needed!)                                80076700 6311

3rd Character Has All Magic                               50003202 0001
(GS 2.2 or Higher Needed!)                                800768C8 6321

4th Character Has All Magic                               50003202 0001
(GS 2.2 or Higher Needed!)                                80076A90 6331
Note:The mod chip gameshark code is only used for gameshark ver 2.3 or
     higher.It is only for PS owners who have the mod chip in their PS
     and wants to play FF8.No responsible will be made to any damage
     caused for your PlayStation.

Note:All the above cheats only work for the Japanese Final Fantasy 8.

Like Faye Wong's voice or the introduction FMV theme, Liberi Fiberi,
but you don't know the English translation? Nope, here are the English
lyrics for Eyes On Me, plus a translated lyrics for Liberi Fatali. I
have obtained permission from the various site and now here are the

10.I)Eyes On Me
Whenever sang my songs
On the stage, on my own
Whenever said my words
Wishing they would be heard
I saw you smiling at me
Was it real or just my fantasy
You'd always be there in the corner
Of this tiny little bar

My last night here for you
Same old songs,just once more
My last night here with you?
Maybe yes,maybe no
I kind of liked it your way
How you shyly placed your eyes on me
Oh, did you ever know?
That I had mine on you

*Darling, so there you are
With that look on your face
As if you're never hurt
As if you're never down
Shall I be the one for you
Who pinches you softly but sure
If frown is shown then
I will know that you're no dreamer

So let me come to you
Close as I wanted be
Close enough for me
To feel your heart beating fast
And stay there as I whisper
How I loved your peaceful eyes on me
Did you ever know
That I had mine on you

Darling, so share with me
Your love if you have enough
Your tears if you're holding back
Or pain if that's what it is
How can I let you know
I'm more than the dress and the voice
Just reach me out then
You will know that you're no dreamer


Credit:Thanks to Heero Yuy for allowing me to publish the lyrics above.
       I ask for his permission because i really like the song very
       much.Wow,Faye Wong's voice is so sweet.I hope more people will
       like the song.

10.I)Liberi Fatali
Here is the English translation taken from extreme at

Liberi Fatali

Excitate vos e somno, liberi mei.
Cunae non sunt.
Excitate vos e somno, liberi fatali.
Somnus non eat.

Invenite hortum veritatis.

Ardente veritate
Urite mala mundi.
Ardente veritate
Incendite tenebras mundi.

Valete, liberi,
Diebus fatalibus.

Children of Fate
Wake up, my children,
The cradles are gone.
Wake up, Children of Fate,
The peaceful sleep is over.

Rise up
Search for the Garden of Truth

With fiery truth
Burn off all the deceit of the world
With fiery truth
Light up the dark world.

Goodbye, children,
The next moment of meeting is the moment of fate.

Credit:Thanks to Kaze Yagami for correcting the mistakes in the lyrics
       for Liberi Fatali,as well as doing the translation.

11)Final Fantasy VIII OST List
Are you a fan of Nobuo Uematsu? Final Fantasy VIII Original Sound
Track has been released. With a total of 74 tracks that are spread
across four CDs, fans of Nobuo Uematsu shouldn't miss it. I will
now list the name of the tracks below.

Disc 1
01.Liberi Fatali
02.Balamb Garden
03.Blue Fields
04.Don't Be Afraid
05.The Winner
06.Find Your Way
08.The Landing
09.Starting Up
10.Force Your Way
11.The Loser
12.Never Look Back
13.Dead End
15.Shuffie or Boogie
16.Waltz for the Moon
17.Tell Me
19.The Man with the Machine Gun
21.Roses and Wine
23.Timber Owls

Disc 2
01.My Mind
02.The Mission
03.Martial Law
04.Cactus Jack (Galbadian Anthem)
05.Only a Plank Between One and Perdition
06.Succession of Witches
07.Galbadia Garden
09.Under Her Control
10.The Stage is Set
11.A sacrifice
12.Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec
16.Fragments of Memories

Disc 3
01.The Spy
04.Blue Sky
07.Fisherman's Horizon
08.Odeka Ke Chocobo
09.Where I Belong
10.The Oath
11.Slide Show Part1
12.Slide Show Part2
13.Love Grows
14.The Salt Flats
15.Trust Me
16.Silence and Motion
17.Dance with the Balamb-fish
18.Tears of the moon
20.Eyes On Me

Disc 4
01.Mods de Chocobo
02.Ride On
04.Lunatic Pandora
05.Compression of Time
06.The Castle
07.The Legendary Beast
08.Maybe I'm a Lion
09.The Extreme
10.The Successor
11.Ending Theme
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 1)Why is there a mod chip protection installed in the Japanese
   version of Final Fantasy VIII?

   The mod chip protection is something which prevents modified
   PlayStation from playing Japanese Final Fantasy VIII. A modified
   PlayStation breaks the codes and allows the system to play both
   the US and Japanese games. However, with this mod chip
   protection, you can't play Japanese Final Fantasy VIII. Note
   that the US version do not have any mod chip protection.


 2)Why is there a mod chip protection? What's the purpose for?

   Square wants to curb importers from buying Japanese version of
   Final Fantasy VIII. As for the real reason why, i don't know.
   Perhaps, Square wants to discourage importers so that they know
   the exact sales of Final Fantasy VIII in Japan.


 3)How do i overcome mod chip protection?

   The only way is to use a gameshark. You can refer to the
   gameshark codes in the gameshark code section. There is another
   way also but i strongly discourage it. In Asia, where piracy is
   rampant, they have figured out a way to bypass the mod chip
   protection. Refer to below for more informations.


 4)How do these people do it?

   According to my friend who has bought pirated Final Fantasy VIII
   CDs, the SquareSoft Staff Of Final Fantasy VIII Introduction was
   taken away from the game. It's the same thing you see in the
   introduction film you see in the US version. But, you would
   probably agree with me that this introduction film doesn't mean
   much at all. The SquareSoft Staff Of Final Fantasy VIII
   Introduction was taken out because that's where the Mod Chip
   Protection is being found. Once that's being taken out, you can
   play Final Fantasy VIII on a modified PlayStation. Since the Mod
   Chip Protection code is found in all SquareSoft Staff of Final
   Fantasy VIII, all the SquareSoft Staff of Final Fantasy VIII was
   taken out from all discs, meaning those who bought the pirated
   games would miss it.


 5)How many discs does Final Fantasy VIII [PSX] have?

   Four discs. It's one more disc extra than Final Fantasy VII
   for the PlayStation.


 6)What is the technological advancement Final Fantasy VIII has
   over Final Fantasy VII?

   Final Fantasy VII runs in 15 frames per second but Final Fantasy
   VIII runs in 30 frames per second. As seen from the games, the
   characters are no longer deformed as before in Final Fantasy VII.


 7)Who is Faye Wong?

   This is a silly question. She's the most popular singing in Hong
   Kong and is agruably the best Asia Singer, and well-known as the
   Heavenly Queen in Asia. If you don't know her, then you are...


 8)What song did Faye Wong sing?

   Faye Wong was hired by Square to sing the song entitled 'Eyes
   On Me'. Nobuo Uematsu was told to write a love vocal song for
   Final Fantasy VIII to suit for the love theme. The song, as
   expected was 'Eyes On Me.' According to what i know, Square
   paid a reasonably high amount of money to hire her to sing.


 9)Why did they choose Faye Wong to sing 'Eyes On Me'?

   At first, they were thinking of who would be suited to sing
   'Eyes On Me.' They listened to many albums and they could not
   find a suitable one until they heard one of Faye Wong's songs.


10)What is the PocketStation?

   The Pocketstation is a memory card with a screen, control pad,
   2 buttons,and battery powered. It allows you to save your game,
   as well as play mini games (outside of PS). There is apparently
   an extra mini-game called 'Choco World' or 'Odekate Chocobo RPG.'
   Final Fantasy VIII is one of the few games that support a
   PocketStation. Other few games that support PocketStation
   includes Metal Gear Solid Integral, Monster Rancher 2 etc. The
   US Final Fantasy VIII supports PocketStation as well but you
   need to import a PocketStation directly from Japan, which is
   quite expensive.


11)Do you mean that the PocketStation we imported from Japan can
   play US games?

   I suppose so! According to Kaze Yagami <Yagami@pacific.net.sg>, he
   told me that his PocketStation can play both the Choco World for
   the Japanese and US version.


12)How much does a PocketStation cost? And, how or where do i import
   a PocketStation?

   Honestly, i don't know how or where you can import one. According
   to Kaze Yagami<Yagami@pacific.net.sg>, a PocketStation is very
   rare and hard to find and is currently out of stock in Japan.
   In Singapore, it costs around Sing $70 but the actual price
   is around Sing $45. This is rather expensive. I don't have
   a PocketStation so i really don't know much about it.


13)When is Final Fantasy IX being released?

   From what i have heard in Final Fantasy:World Apart, the CG for
   Final Fantasy IX has been completed. Square has also announced
   that Final Fantasy IX will be released in Japan, right after
   the release of Dragon Quest VII, meaning we won't see Final
   Fantasy IX before Dragon Quest VII. Square said that they can't
   imagine how the whole market will be like when two great
   RPG franchise, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy is released
   together. So, they decided to postpone the release date. As for
   the US release of Final Fantasy IX, the earliest we can wait
   is until 2001. [Refer to Question #77 for more details!]


14)Is Final Fantasy VIII a continuation of Final Fantasy VII?

   Definitely not! Just like tradition, each Final Fantasy
   has no story connections with the previous incarnations.
   The same goes to combat system.


15)When is Final Fantasy VIII released in the US?

   Final Fantasy VIII has been released in the US on 9-9-99. For
   those impatient fans, you can preorder a copy first. The
   European release date is somewhere on late October 1999.
   So, have you started playing it yet?


16)Is Edea the final boss? I heard you can use her in the party.

   No. Edea is not the final boss. Yes. But, she's a temporary
   character and can only be used in disc 3 for a certain
   duration. As for her real identity and why she appears as
   a villain first, i won't comment too much. You find out on
   your own.


17)Is there a way to make Seifer into your party again after the
   Dollet mission?

   Sorry, no for the time being! And, i am not pretty sure about it.
   Perhaps, use a gameshark, i suppose. That may applies to getting
   Edea permanently also. But, that's cheating so i won't consider
   that this is the proper way to get both Seifer and Edea.


18)When is PC version of Final Fantasy VIII released? Will the PC
   version of Final Fantasy VIII has 'Choco World' or 'Odekate
   Chocobo RPG.'?

   The PC release has been confirmed and will be released in late
   January next year in 2000. It has been reported that with the
   advanced capabilities of the PC, the graphics are far more
   superior to the PSX version. Of course, you can expect very
   high requirements to play Final Fantasy VIII on your PC. And,
   from what i have heard, Final Fantasy VIII for the PC should
   be out now.


19)How many discs does Final Fantasy VIII [For the PC] have?

   A total of five discs. That's what i heard from my friends. The
   extra fifth disc is the installation disc. The same goes to
   Final Fantasy VII for the PC, which has four discs, with the
   fourth disc as the installation disc.


20)What's the minimum requirement to play Final Fantasy VIII in the

   You can find more information about Final Fantasy VIII PC
   version at Final Fantasy: Worlds Apart. The minimum PC
   requirments to play PC Final Fantasy VIII are:

   Window 95/98 Compatible System
   Intel or 100% Compatible CPU
   Pentium 200 [Pentium II 266 recommended]
   32MB RAM [64MB recommended]
   8MB 3D Accelerator Graphics Card [16MB recommended]
   [Highly recommended]
   8x CD-ROM
   Direct 6.1 [Included]
   DirectSound and DirectMusic compatible sound card

   The information above is taken from Final Fantasy: Worlds Apart
   at <http://www.ffnet.net/>


21)Do you think i should buy the PC Final Fantasy VIII even though
   i already have the PSX version?

   Of course, if you are a Final Fantasy franchise, go ahead and
   purchase it to support Square but please buy original game. It's
   no use buying pirated games. Of course, if you think you have
   enough of Final Fantasy VIII [like me after playing through it
   so many times], the PSX version is more than enough. It's
   advisable if you have a good PC with at least 266 MMX, 3-D
   accelerator, AWE64 sound card and so on, if not, i suggest you
   don't buy it or it will look even more terrible than the PSX
   version. Furthermore, if you are buying a PC version, make sure
   you have a controller at home. The control will really be
   sucked if you play it on a keyboard. Besides, a keyboard and a
   dual shock controller with vibrational function. Which one do
   you prefer more? The answer is obvious. Dual shock controller,
   right? Of course, if you do not have a PocketStation, you may
   consider buying Final Fantasy VIII PC version to play Choco


22)How do i tune up weapon? What is Weapon Monthly Magazine for?

   Please refer to the advanced tutorial for more details. You can
   tune up your weapons by finding certain junk items and then
   tune up at any Junk shops. Also, the Weapon Monthly Magazine
   tells you what type and the quantity of items needed for you
   to tune up.


23)I heard there is a bug in the Japanese Final Fantasy VIII. Is
   it true?

   Yes. In disc three, if you don't get Odin within the given time,
   the disc will freeze. However, this is not a crucial bug since
   you can collect the Odin at disc 2, or just make a save before
   entering. Also, there are some rumors that the game will also
   get jammed if you enter Shumi Tribe in disc 2. Also, there's a
   bug called Junction bug which allows you to junction one spell
   to various attributes. Note that all the bugs are applicable to
   the Japanese version only. The bugs have been fixed in the US
   version. For more information on Junction Bug, refer to the
   secret section. Square, however deny that the bugs exist in
   the Japanese version.


24)I saw a demo version in the internet of Final Fantasy VIII
   (Ball Dance) for the PlayStation 2. Is Square going to
   re-developed Final Fantasy VIII for PlayStation 2.

   Well, that's a tough question. The ball dance demo is just
   part of the demo for PlayStation 2. I don't think Square will
   re-developed Final Fantasy VIII for PlayStation 2. I guess
   the demo is there to show the capabilities of the PlayStation
   2 and tell people how many times advanced it is over PlayStation.


25)Is PlayStation 2 backwardly compatible true? Will all PlayStation
   games be enhanced when it is played in PlayStation 2?

   Yes. PlayStation 2 will be backwardly compatible, meaning all
   PlayStation games can be played on PlayStation 2. However,
   Sony has announced that there won't be any enhancements. From
   what i have heard, PlayStation 2 ultises an emotion engine and
   it's indeed really very powerful. Talk about realistic
   facial expressions. The screenshots in Final Fantasy Movie
   are perfect example. Since PlayStation 2 is backwardly
   compatible, you can expect to use PlayStation Peripherals
   like dual shock controller, and even PocketStation too etc
   on PlayStation 2. That includes even the PocketStation, PDA.


26)Can PlayStation play PlayStation 2 games?

   Of course, not! The PlayStation 2 games are more technologically
   advanced than the PlayStation games. Obviously, the PlayStation
   can't play the PlayStation 2 games. And, i guess the answer is
   pretty obvious. If PlayStation can play PlayStation 2 games, what
   for do we need a PlayStation 2 system? The PlayStation 2, on the
   other hand, can play PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games. Does
   that make sense to you? Logical, right?


27)I heard that there are some PlayStation games that PlayStation 2
   can't play it. Is that true? And, what is the PSOne?

   I heard about it too. This may sound a rather bad news but don't
   forget that majority of the Japanese PlayStation games still work
   on the PlayStation 2. Sony has listed about 15 PlayStation games
   that aren't compatible with PlayStation 2. But, thanksfully, most
   of the games are old games that aren't really very good. This is
   more on techical problems. PlayStation 2 is the first console to be
   able to support backward compatibility. But i believe that in the
   future PlayStation 2 models, more PlayStation games will be able to
   be played on the PlayStation 2. The chip works like an emulator for
   the PlayStation. And, don't forget that there is no emulator yet
   that can emulate a console successfully, meaning with ALL games on
   that particular console being compatible and without suffering any
   slowdowns, common gitches and so on. Therefore, i don't think it's
   rather surprising. Anyway, Sony is currently testing out thousands
   of PlayStation games on the PlayStation 2 and we can expect a list
   of non-compatible PlayStation games on the PlayStation 2 to be
   released very soon. I sincerely hope that all the technical problems
   on the PlayStation 2 will be fixed soon and that all PlayStation
   games can run smoothly on the PlayStation.

   As for PSOne, I don't really know much. I suppose it is almost the
   same as your normal PlayStation, except that the size has been
   reduced to a CD-Player. Looks more cool in design.


28)When is PlayStation 2 going to be released?

   PlayStation 2 has already arrived in Japan in 4th March 2000. As
   for the US release of PlayStation 2, you probably have to wait
   until late 3rd quarter of the year or early 4th quarter of the
   year. As for me, i think i am not buying a PlayStation 2 this
   year, which is 2000. Perhaps, next year, 2001 until the price
   drops furthur and a modified PlayStation 2, that can play both
   Japanese and US games, is released. [Hope that a PlayStation 2
   that can play all PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, whether
   it is English or Japanese games, will be released soon.] You can
   find related information regarding PlayStation 2 in related sites
   like IGNPS2, www.videogames.com etc.


29)Now that PlayStation 2 has arrived in Japan, what's your view about
   it? Do you think that PlayStation 2 can beat Sega Dreamcast and be
   able to compete with the upcoming Nintendo's Dolphin? And, what do
   you think about Microsoft's X-Box?

   Basically, i think the system is awesome. I heard that within two
   days, more than a million PlayStation 2 has been sold in Japan.
   For the exact figures, i am not pretty sure. I heard that there
   was a long queue for people who was purchasing a PlayStation 2. The
   PlayStation 2 release is indeed a big phenomenon. I heard that
   import of PlayStation 2 in Japan is now illegal. Well, not really
   sure if that's true!

   So, will PlayStation 2 exceeds Sega Dreamcast in terms of sales? I
   personally believe that this is possible. While Sega is well known
   for sports and arcade games, Sega Dreamcast lacks RPG genre. As you
   know, the most popular game genre in Japan is RPG. Furthermore,
   Working Design will not be producing games for Sega Dreamcast.
   What does that mean! No lunar games for the Dreamcast. I expect
   Working Design to continue the lunar series in PlayStation 2, thus
   furthur expand the PlayStation 2 RPG saga. However, i can't deny
   the fact that Sega Dreamcast has RPG games like Phantasy Stars etc.
   However, don't forget about Final Fantasy and Draqon Quest. One
   Final Fantasy game alone can sell more than ten Sega Dreamcast
   games or perhaps even more. And, according to Sega, it seems like
   sales of Sega Dreamcast has started to decline in Japan. Perhaps,
   it's because that everyone is saving money to buy a PlayStation 2.
   [Did anyone mention about Square Millennium Show???]

   As for online gaming, i don't really care much. Of course, the
   ability to play online games with your friends is cool [Of course,
   money too.] I personally think that online support isn't that
   important when it comes to RPG. Of course, i may be wrong. That's
   just personal opinion. It just makes me wonder how RPGs like Final
   Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI are going to provide online support
   to compete with Sega Dreamcast. Perhaps, just download some datas,
   i suppose. In my opinion, online support appeals more to outside
   Japan like US.

   As for the PlayStation 2 launch games, i think they are incredible.
   Street Fighter Ex 3, a new Ridge Racer from Namco, Gran Turismo
   2000 and so on... Overall, i still can't comment anything as i do
   not have a PlayStation 2 yet. Keep a look out at Tekken Tag
   Tournament for the PlayStation 2. I think it will beat Sega Dream-
   cast's Soul Calibur. And, i suppose Tekken 4 will be on the
   PlayStation 2. Will Namco make games for Sony PlayStation 2 or
   Sega Dreamcast? I don't think that Namco will make many games
   for Sega Dreamcast like Tekken 4 even though Namco's Soul Calibur
   is on the Dreamcast. That's because no other system can handle
   Soul Calibur perfectly, other than Sega Dreamcast in 1999, right?
   Get what i am trying to say?

   As for Nintendo's Dolphin, I can't comment anything. But, we can
   be sure that the Nintendo's Dolphin will be on par with the Play-
   Station 2 in terms of specifications.

   When Bill Gates announced that Microsoft is making a console system
   called X-Box, it sent shockwaves to everyone. Hardware manufacturer
   companies like Nintendo, Sony and Sega, whom have dominated the
   console market for years are definitely going to be affected by it.
   MicroSoft may be an expert when it comes to all PC-related stuff.
   But on how to get as many third-party developers to work on the
   games for X-Box, MicroSoft does need to learn from these masters
   like Nintendo and Sony. MicroSoft reveals that the X-Box is twice
   as powerful as the PlayStation 2 and clearly enough, this poses
   a threat to the promising future of PlayStation 2. Why? If games
   like Metal Gear Solid get released in both X-Box and PlayStation 2,
   the X-Box version of Metal Gear Solid will most likely to be better
   than PlayStation 2. If more games play and look better in X-Box,
   the PlayStation 2 will suffer. Given both consoles with the same
   games to choose, which one will you choose? Definitely, the one
   which is more powerful. A console needs to have many exclusive
   games in order to make it a success. PlayStation has many exclusive
   games like Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Tekken
   etc while Nintendo 64 has exclusive games made by Rare, Zelda,
   Mario, Pokemon and manages to survive in the competition. Still,
   Sony needs Square more than any other third-party developers. If
   Square is gone, there will be no Final Fantasties and PlayStation 2
   is really hard to be a success as Sony doesn't have many third-party
   games to keep the PlayStation 2 survive. Remember that games like
   Final Fantasy sold millions worldwide. The total sales of five
   ordinary games can't even match up to a sale of just one Final
   Fantasy game. Square is the triumph card of Sony's future in the
   console market. Just in case you are interested:

             Graphics       Joypads DVD  Storage   COMMS
   X-Box     150m polys/sec    4    Yes  8 GB HD   Ethernet/USB
   PS2        60m polys/sec    2    Yes  8 MB card USB/Firewire
   Dreamcast  12m polys/sec    4    No   128K VMU  56K modern/Exp Bus


30)What about Nintendo's Dolphin?

   I don't know. Nintendo hasn't made any official announcement
   about Dolphin. But, you can expect it to be a great system,
   just like PlayStation 2 with many advanced chips. I personally
   believe that the next Nintendo system will be another name,
   definitely not Dolphin, which i think it sounds awesome. Dolphin
   is perhaps just a codename. The new Nintendo system will definitely
   be on par with PlayStation 2, if not perhaps better. This time,
   i expect Nintendo's new system to be CD/DVD-based, instead of
   sticking to the old cartridge format. [Refer to above questions
   for more details.] Dolphin will definitely be released either in
   2001 or even later.


31)Will Square ever move to Nintendo or Sega?

   As for Sega, it's very unlikely and i honestly don't wish that
   to happen. The market in Japan is quite small for Dreamcast yet.
   There's still a possibility that Square might join Nintendo in

   According to a report, this is what it says:

   Before the PlayStation came along, Square had a long history of
   being a very Nintendo-system-centric publisher. It looks like
   that could soon change as a recent comment made by Square's
   President, Tomoyuki Takechi, makes it sound like the company
   might once again be in Nintendo's corner. Square held an event in
   mid-July to allow the American press to meet with members of
   design teams behind future US titles like Final Fantasy VIII,
   Saga Frontier 2 and Vagrant Story. The event was headlined by a
   speech from Takechi, who started his address with one main note-
   something we were not expected at all. Square is interested in
   Nintendo's Dolphin.

   "The gaming industry is becoming more and more exciting judging
   from the recent announcement of the next-generation Dolphin
   machine from Nintendo at E3," he said.

   The quote by itself could carry little more meaning than Square's
   surprise to hear of Nintendo's next platform, but when, how and
   to whom this information was presented makes it all the more
   curious. As previously stated, this was his first main comment-
   and it definitely was not prompted by any line of questioning.
   Takechi clearly wanted to deliver the message of the company's
   excitement over the system;it was quite unexpected, and frankly
   a bit surreal. A large reason it was such a surprise was that
   he delivered this message to the American media, who for the
   most part tend to read into information far more than the
   Japanese media. Takechi had to have known that this statement
   would be construed as something more.

   When we questioned the Final Fantasy VIII team on whether or not
   they could see the Final Fantasy series ever returning to a
   Nintendo platform, they responded saying that while the
   Dolphin is intriguing, they wouldn't make a decision until they
   had seen its final specs. Even so, it's extremely interesting
   to hear Square's excitment over the Dolphin system-that they
   would go on record in the system's support makes one wonder
   just how strong their loyalty for Sony is.

   This report is found in Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue #122


32)What is Final Fantasy the Movie? Is it a game? Will Final Fantasy
   the Movie has some story connections with the past Final

   No. It's just a movie made by Square using computer-generated
   graphics. Final Fantasy the Movie will hit the world's theaters
   in 2001. From what i have heard, Final Fantasy the Movie will
   star a whole new cast of characters. See the old man in one of
   the screenshots? It's computer-generated graphics but it's hard
   to tell the difference between him and a real man. The list of
   actors who will be providing voices for the movie were recently
   announced, and include such heavyweights as Alec Baldwin (The
   Hunt for Red October) and Ving Rhames (Mission:Impossible). Other
   cast members include Ming-na Wen (Mulan), James Woods (Contact),
   Donald Sutherland (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Steve Buscemi
   (Armageddon) and Peri Gilpn (Frasier). Quite a lot of big names
   for a movie based around a video game world, eh? This $70
   million project is currently under way at Square's Hawaii-based
   studios. [Hopefully, we can to see our famous favourite bird,
   chocobo in the movie as well.]


33)I heard about the Final Fantasies Collection and Final
   Fantasy Anthology? Can you explain to me what is it all

   Final Fantasy Collection is a compilation that contains the
   Japanese Final Fantasy IV [II in US], Final Fantasy V [Never
   released in the United States before] and Final Fantasy VI
   [III in US]. Due to time constraint, Final Fantasy Collection
   will be released in the United States as Final Fantasy
   Anthology without Final Fantasy IV and it will contain only
   Final Fantasy V [Never released in the US] and Final Fantasy
   VI. To make up for the loss of Final Fantasy IV, Square added
   a music CD containing favourite scores from Final Fantasy V
   and Final Fantasy VI. Both Final Fantasy Anthology and
   Collection are available now. A few enhancments have been
   made to the game such as CG, a bonus option for Final
   Fantasy VI etc.


34)Why isn't Final Fantasy IV released as one of the package in
   Final Fantasy Anthology?

   Honestly, i am not sure why. It can be because that there is
   time constraints. Don't forget that Square needs to translate
   Final Fantasy VIII at the same time so that Final Fantasy
   VIII can be released to the market in September. Some say that
   Square has to cancel off the plans to release Final Fantasy
   IV in the package, is due to the lengthy text and therefore,
   more time have to be spent on translating. However, it doesn't
   make any sense since Final Fantasy IV has been released as
   Final Fantasy II before. Thirdly, it can be because that there
   are two versions of Final Fantasy IV, the easy and the hard
   versions. Final Fantasy Collection had the easy version instead.
   As for the actual reason why, I am not pretty sure. [But, that
   goes my chance of having to try Final Fantasy IV.]


35)Where or how can I draw Apocalypse magics?

   You can draw Apocalypse magics from Ultimecia: Her Final Form.
   Besides that, other than using a gameshark to get it, i don't
   think you can draw it from anywhere else. If anyone knows it,
   feel free to inform me and I will give you credits. Apocalypse
   magic is by far the strongest spell, if not slightly more lethal
   than Ultima magic. But the bad thing is you can only draw it
   from Ultimecia and that means you cannot junction Apocalypse
   to your character statistics.


36)Someone told me about Seifer's R1 gunblade that worked like Squall.
   Is it true?

   Yes it is, but timing is a little bit faster, and more difficult.
   However, his limit break, Fire Cross: No Mercy does not have this
   R1 feature help like Squall's Renzokuken.


37)I have problems finding Grasharaboras/Doomtrain. Can you help me?

   Refer to the G.F list and strategy. You can refer to other
   faqs or walkthroughs. You need to have 6x Remedy Plus, 6x
   Steel Pipe, 6x Malboro Tentacle and 1x Solomon's Ring.


38)Will Square release sequel to games like Chrono Trigger,
   Secret of Mana?

   Yes. Chrono Cross, the sequel to Chrono Trigger and Legend of
   Mana has been released in Japan. The US version will probably
   arrive next year. Other games that Square is making includes
   Vagrant Story, Parasite Eve, Dew Prism and so on. You can
   expect all to be a great game. However, sadly, the team from
   Dragon Quest will not be helping Square to develop Chrono
   Cross. As you know, Akira Toriyama (fame for Dragonball) is
   responsible for the character design in Chrono Trigger. One
   look at Crono, and you will notice that his hair, appearance
   resembles Goku, a character from Dragonball. As Akira
   Toriyama has to help Enix for Dragon Quest VII, he is unable to
   help Square in the Chrono Cross project. Anyway, you can
   expect all games to be great!


39)Do you know there is a comic based on Final Fantasy VIII?

   Indeed, this is true. The comic is being released in Hong kong,
   and will follow every plot in Final Fantasy VIII. Thanks to
   Kaze Yagami who told me about the existence of the comics. If
   anyone wants to know more about Final Fantasy VIII, this is
   a good chance now, provided that you know how to read chinese
   word characters. Also, the comic can also be found in Singapore.
   However, you must be warned that the comic can be misleading
   in certain plots. And, it's not officially licensed by Square
   and from what i have heard, due to copyrights, the comics
   have been banned, even in Hong Kong. Right now, i don't think
   i can find any more Final Fantasy VIII comics in Singapore.
   The new issues aren't coming anymore...


40)When is PocketStation released in the United States?

   Probably 2000 or later. Sony hasn't made any announcement yet.
   You just have to wait and see.


41)I heard that the loading times are extremely long for Final
   Fantasy Anthology/Final Fantasy Collection.

   Yes. The load times are extremely long, even longer than Final
   Fantasy VII and VIII. I have Final Fantasy Anthology and i think
   Final Fantasy VI has the longest load times. Many people were
   very displeased with the long loadings. Both Final Fantasy V and
   Final Fantasy VI suffer serious slowdowns.


42)Where can i find Card Queen in disc four? You mention that it is
   in Abandon Plains. I have searched almost everywhere but to no
   avail and Abandon Plains is just too big.

   The Queen is found in the escape retrieval pod in Abandon Plains
   just at the southern most tip of Esthar Continent. It's invisible
   in the world map. Simply land your Ragnarok nearby and make your
   way to the southern tip. The world map screen will change to the
   field screen and you should see card queen.

   I got several mails, asking me about the exact location of Card
   Queen. The location is rather tricky. Notice that the major region
   of Esthar Continent is being surrounded by huge wire frames or
   walls. It's located just outside this major region in the south.
   Try going into the main menu and check if you are in Abandon Plains.
   [Assuming if you are outside this 'major region'!] Then, just land
   your Ragnarok and walk south.

   I have to admit i do have problems finding the Card Queen at first.
   Just be patient! If you simply just walk along the southern tips,
   you will definitely encounter Card Queen.

   The location is the same as where you discover Piet in in disc

   Refer to my basic card guide for more details.


43)I can't seem to figure out the riddles or puzzles in a particular
   Chocobo Forest?

   Refer to Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough. He has typed out a very
   precise and detailed solution to solve the riddles in each Chocobo
   Forest. Therefore, i won't be going through this.


44)What's wrong with your Crisis level theory? At Dollet city, when
   Seifer is at 100% of his HP with the two other remaining party
   members dead, i can use Seifer's limit breaks all the time. You
   don't really need to have 84% of his total HP?

   Bingo! The theory is correct but it's just that you have forgotten
   something. You did mention that two other members are dead, did
   you? If you look at the negative status bonus table in the limit
   break section, you should notice that it will increase your crisis
   level up by 16%. So, 84% + 16%= 100%. Doesn't that prove the theory?
   If you still don't believe, try reviving your two other members
   alive and check if you still can use limit break when Seifer is
   at 100% of his max HP. Of course, the same concepts applies to
   everybody, without using any Aura spell.


45)I can't defeat Omega Weapon! He's too strong! I can't believe it.
   You can actually beat Omega Weapon without using any Hero Drink
   or Holy Wars Drink or summon a Guardian Force, Phoenix.

   Refer to the secret section in my basic guide or my weapon
   faqs if you really need help. If you want to find out how to get
   Hero Drink or Holy Wars Drink, you can find it in my weapon faqs
   too or at the additional section. The process of refining is
   rather tedious and take quite a lot of time. Anyway, good luck!

   Lastly, i can't believe it! People are too relying on Hero
   Drinks or Holy Wars Drink. Even game guides written from
   certain game magazines said that you need to use Hero Drinks.
   The fact is i have beaten Omega Weapon several times without
   using any of these items.


46)I have forgotten to draw a particular Guardian Force? How do i
   get the Guardian Force back? [Very Frequently-Asked]

   If you are playing the Japanese version, you can't redraw it again,
   meaning you can only use a gameshark. But, if you are playing the
   US version, you can redraw it from the enemies in Ultimecia Castle
   in disc 4. This method applies only to the US version. The list
   of Guardian Forces that can be redraw at disc 4 are Siren,
   Carbuncle, Leviathan, Pandemona, Cerberus, Alexander and Eden.
   only. Refer to my US/Japanese/Demo version differences faq if
   you want to know more about the good and bad points of this
   redrawing. Also, i have added in the names of sub-bosses which
   you can draw Guardian Forces from in my Basic Guide faq, as well
   as my Boost/Compatibility faq.


47)Hey, you are wrong for saying that once you have forgotten to draw
   a Guardian Force, as you can draw them in disc 4 at Ultimecia
   Castle. You can draw these Guardian Forces from the respective
   sub-bosses in Ultimecia Castle...blah...blah...blah... [Hmm... it
   seems endless to me!!!]

   Hmm... i know your good intentions. Thanks for describing everything
   so detail. This is just an example of a junk mail. Sorry, i am not
   criticising you but.........

   Did i ever say i don't know that? I am saying that for the Japanese
   version, if you miss drawing a Guardian Force, the Guardian Force
   will be gone forever unless you use a gameshark. Only the US
   version [and perhaps the PC version as well] has this feature that
   allows you to draw your Guardian Forces in disc 4 at Ultimecia
   Castle. Get that?


48)Is it possible to get Guardian Force, Griever?

   Very unlikely! It could just be a rumor. Anyway, don't worry about
   this! However, Griever has an attack called Shockwave Pulsar. It's
   her strongest attack. Quistis can learn Shockwave Pulsar if you
   can find one Dark Matter. Shockwave Pulsar is Quistis's strongest
   limit break, which can deal past 9999HP.


49)What is the use of Amnesia Greens?

   Basically, all the 16 Guardian Forces can learn only up to a
   maximum of 22 abilities. Now, in case you think that one of the
   ability is useless and wants the Guardian Force to learn another
   useful ability, for example Revive. First, use Amnesia Greens to
   make the Guardian Force forget that ability. Then, use Phoenix
   Spirit and your Guardian Force will learn the Revive command.


50)I have sold the Magical Lamp? What can i do? What about Diablos?

   Sorry, i really don't know. I haven't tried to sell it before.


51)How do i get Proof of Friendship and Mog's Amulet?

   I don't know. Please don't ask me anything that has to do with
   PocketStation. I have already stated everything i know about
   PocketStation in my faqs. I don't have a PocketStation so you
   have come to the wrong person. I strongly advise you to ask
   other people around, especially for those who has written a
   PocketStation faq. If you don't have a PocketStation and wants
   to play the Choco World, buy the PC version instead.


52)How or where can i find all the four Occult Fans and what is the
   use of them?

   You can find information on the four Occult fan in my Basic
   guide faq or my Boost/Compatibility faq. The four Occult fans
   tell you hints about certain Guardian Forces, particularly


53)I am now in disc four and i discovered that i have missed the
   last two Occult Fan, which are Occult III and IV. What should
   i do? Can i get them again?

   Sorry, no! Once you miss these two Occult Fans, III and IV, you
   can't get them again in disc 4. Anyway, don't worry! You don't
   really need these four Occult Fans to get all the Guardian
   Forces. You can really do without them.


54)What's the use of collecting Combat King Magazines, Pet
   Pal Magazines and Timber Magazines?

   It lets you learn new limit breaks for Zell and Rinoa. Refer
   to my limit break section in basic guide faq or my limit
   breaks faq for more details. Timber Magazines tell you more
   informations about Laguna. Remember he's a journalist and has
   been to many places. The timber magazines are basically a record
   of his journey, nothing much! You can view it by going to the
   Balamb network in the classroom of Balamb Garden.


55)You idiot! What kind of final Fantasy expert are you? Do you
   know how to solve Obel Lake mystery? Why do you ask me to
   refer to Scott Ong's walkthrough/faq Part II? Is it that you
   don't know?

   This is an example of a junk mail i got and the critics i
   received. I do know about the Obel Lake mystery and i have
   solved it quite long ago. To my surprise, there are quite
   a number of people asking me about Obel Lake mystery. To
   make things short, the process of finding the rocks and
   treasures are quite long and i am LAZY to describe
   everything in detail so i ask you to refer to Scott Ong
   faq. This is because he has written quite a detail explanation
   on how to solve Obel Lake mystery. Yes, if there is 1 person
   asking, i don't mind typing but how about four to five or
   even ten persons? All right, the way to solve Obel Lake
   mystery can be found in my basic guide faq in the secret
   section. You might want to refer to Scott Ong's faq for
   more information. So, enough of agruments?


56)I know of a good way to beat Ultima weapon. Use hero drink on your
   characters and Ultima weapon will not be able to hurt you.

   Hey, come on! Isn't that obvious? Why waste the trouble and use a
   precious Hero drink on just a 'little troublesome' weapon when you
   can finish it off with just a few hits of Renzokuken and Armageddon
   Fist? [Hey, i didn't even use one single hero drink or holy wars
   drink when i beat Omega weapon, so why use these items when beating
   against Ultima weapon?]


57)How do i get Squall's Lion Heart?

   This is a question which i always refuse to answer because i got
   the same questions everyday from my mailbox. Just look around and
   scan through other faqs.


58)How do i get Quistis's Shockwave Pulsar limit break?

   Look at my basic guide faq on the limit break section or my
   limit break faq.


59)How do i get Pulse Ammo, Energy Crystal, Dragon Fang, Admantine

   Again, it's the same thing. Just scan through other faqs. I am
   tired of repeating these over and over again. I hope you can
   understand that.


60)What's the use of collecting cards?

   There isn't really any rewards. However, through Quezacotl's
   card mod ability, you can convert certain rare cards to some
   rare items. For example, one is converting 1x Laguna card to
   100x Hero drinks, and another one is converting 1x Gilgamesh
   card to 10x Holy Wars. Both Hero drinks and Holy Wars drinks
   are a valuable assets, especially when you are fighting against
   tough bosses like Omega Weapon. Of course, if you are good, you
   can don't use it. But, don't skip playing the card games just
   because it does not have any rewards. In my opinion, it's far
   more rewarding than the lame mini-games in Final Fantasy VII,
   [Other than Chocobo breeding which i really love it!] in terms
   of strategic thinking. And, if you really want to enjoy Final
   Fantasy VIII to the fullest, you can't miss the card game.


61)What's the use of the organ found in Ultimecia Castle?

   Go to the organ and choose to play the organ. Press L1, R1,
   L2, R2, Circle, Square, X, Triangle simulaneously. Now, exit
   to return back to the courtyard and take the passage to the
   right. You will notice that the hole in the wall to the right
   is now opened. Enter and it will lead you to another new area.
   Walk through the passage and at the next screen, search the
   top-right corner of the screen for a Rosetta Stone.


62)Hey, can you tell me where are all the locations of the bosses
   found in Ultimecia Castle so that i can unlock all my abilities,
   save option and so on, as well as telling me how to beat those

   It seems like i got more than one such mails. I will not be so
   STUPID to list down all the locations of the bosses and tell you
   HOW to beat them. If you are in need of help in finding or beating
   a boss, tell me the name of the boss and be more specific why you
   can't find it or can't beat it and i will help you. Several of the
   bosses are pretty obvious to find and easy to beat and it will be
   a waste of time typing. I will rather do other work, such as doing
   my school homework or revision, spent my time updating faqs or
   writing reviews etc. Get that? Should you need help in Ultimecia
   Castle, refer to walkthroughs or other faqs such as those written
   by Scott Ong.


63)Can you tell me the passwords? I enter an art gallery at Ultimecia
   Castle and there are many paintings around. I am at a loss and
   don't know what to do.

   Press the confirmation button to view all the paintings if you
   wish, but most importantly, these three paintings must be viewed.
   They are Vivdarium, Intervigilium and Viator.

   Wonder how do you derive at the password? It's pretty obvious! Take
   a look at the clock and take note of the messages found in the
   paintings. You should be able to figure out the passwords, if not,
   see below.

   Next, go to left wall on the first floor and input all these
   passwords in order: Vivdarium, Intervigilium and Viator. You will
   then encounter a boss fight with Trauma.


64)Have you ever heard of the Battle/Character/GF Report? If yes,
   why didn't you mention it in your faqs?

   Yes. I did know it very long ago. But, it is just that i am too
   lazy to mention these things in my faqs. Anyway, those report
   cards aren't really much important, in my opinion. These
   reports simply give you summary of what you have done such
   as how many steps you have taken, how many battles you have
   encountered and so on. You can really do without them and i
   mean it! If you want more information on these reports, please
   refer to Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough part II. And, just to let
   you know, i have just added some information regarding these
   Report cards recently. So, don't argue anymore!


65)Why isn't Ward present in Laguna scenario at the Trabia Canyon?

   That depends on the Timber Maniacs. Refer to below for more

   There are two Timber Maniacs you can find in Balamb but you can
   only pick one up (the other one will disappear). One is as above
   in the hotel, and the other is in the train station. Reading the
   one at the hotel will cause Laguna to get drunk in the later event,
   while choosing the one at the station will not. Dialogues between
   Laguna and his friends will also be slightly changed. If you read
   the TimberManiac in Shumi Village before you cleared the Laguna
   Trabia Canyon event, Ward will not be in the party in the Trabia
   Canyon event. You can view his saga at the Balamb Garden Network
   homepage hosted by Selphie.


66)I can't beat Sorceress Adel? Can you help me?

   Hmm...i am not pretty sure why some people find Sorceress Adel hard
   to beat. Perhaps, that has to do with the method of junctioning.
   In fact, i find Sorceress Adel to be one of the easiest bosses in
   Final Fantasy VIII.

   Anyway, your aim is to kill Sorceress Adel without letting Rinoa
   hurt. Sorceress Adel will drain Rinoa's HP. So, it's advisable that
   you don't use spells like Ultimas, Meteors, or summon any Guardian
   Forces as this will hurt Rinoa too and that you use cure spells to
   heal Rinoa's HP periodically. Should Rinoa get kill, it will be
   "Game Over" for you.

   My advise is use physical attacks on Sorceress Adel. It is best
   that Squall has 100x Ultimas junctioned to his strength and have
   Lion Heart equipped so that he can have the maximum strength. Let
   the other characters use their physical attacks on Adel too and
   perhaps, one should use cure spell on Rinoa periodically. Remember
   the secret to win this fight lies on physical strength and the
   ability to protect your comrade. It is best to have all the
   priorities given to strength. So, if you can achieve that, this
   fight is a piece of cake.


67)Can you tell me where i can find Island closest to Hell and Island
   Closest to Heaven?


   Can you recommend me a place where i can easily stock powerful

   First, it was the Japanese version, then the US version and finally,
   the PC version. How many times do i need to repeat? My hand is
   almost numbed as i typing. Anyway, i am just trying to vent out my
   fustration. I am going to repeat this ONE LAST TIME.

   To get to Island Closest to Hell and Island Cloest to Heaven, you
   need the Ragnarok airship, therefore you can only go there from
   disc three onwards after the Lunar Base incident.

   Island Closest to Hell is a long stretch of island located in the
   most eastern part of the world. It is directly east of Galbadia
   Continent, or be more specific, Deling City.

   Island Closest to Heaven is north of the Lunar Gate and east of
   Trabia Garden. It is a rather small island found in the north-
   eastern part of the world. Also, it is north of the Grandidi
   Forest, that huge patch of forest north of Esthar Continent.
   Notice that there are quite a few islands there? Yes, one of them
   is Island Closest to Heaven.

   Both Island Closest to Hell and Island Of Heaven have countless
   hidden draw points but also populated with tough monsters ripe
   for spell drawing. The monsters there give a lot of experiences
   and AP and are some good places for levelling up. The monsters
   that can be found there include Ruby Dragon, Blue Dragon, Malboro
   and so on.

   Just in case, you do not wish to fight and want to stock up good
   spells, equip Encounter-None and perhaps also Siren's Move/Find
   ability. Then simply walk around the island and rapidly press the
   confirmation button to draw magics from drawpoints. Of course, the
   most basic thing that you need to do before you can draw magics,
   is to let your character equip the draw command, right?


68)Where can i find Admantine and Blue Dragon?

   Blue Dragon can be found in Island Closest to Hell. [Refer to above
   for more details.] To get Admantine, one of the ways is to defeat
   Admantoise in Long Horn Island. [Remember the huge turtles in
   Final Fantasy VII?] Did you see an island place horizontally north
   of Galbadia Continent? That's the place. Long Horn Island is
   located northwest of Dollet City. And, take note that it can only
   be accessed by Ragnarok alone. Simply walk along the coast and
   you will encounter huge turtles, Admantine.

   Remember to steal Whisper from Adamantine, which is one of the
   blue magic item for Quistis's limit break. Whisper allows Quistis
   to learn White Wind.


69)Why can't i enter the towns or cities at disc four? Now, i can't
   play anymore card games.

   Remember that Squall and the party is undergoing some sort of time
   compression? The place maybe the same but the era is different.
   Take some time to think about it!


70)Hey, i took your advice and i had been stealing or defeating a
   certain monster, yet i still can't get the item i want? [Often
   ask, especially when that person is finding certain item(s) to
   remodel his weapon or learn Quistis's blue magic.]

   Depending on your average party's level, the level of the monsters
   is variable. This is due to parallel levels. At different levels,
   the monsters drop different items. Get it? And, because of this,
   you may consider using Tonberry's Level Up or Level Down ability
   to adjust the monster(s)' levels so as to get the item(s) that you


71)Then, do you have a list of what items the monsters will drop at
   different levels?

   Sorry, i don't have it. You might want to refer to other faqs.


72)Do you have a world map of Final Fantasy VIII?

   If i have a scanner, i won't be repeating myself, answering the
   same questions over and over again. Get what i mean?


73)I am playing the Final Fantasy VIII PC version. Your faqs covers
   the PlayStation version. Can you list down the configuration for
   the PC version?

   Hmm... i am sorry! First of all, I do not have the PC version. I
   have gone to my one of my friends' house who has a copy of Final
   Fantasy VIII PC version. He simply shows me the game for about a
   few minutes. As for the PC version configuration, i am not
   really sure. Unless I have a copy of PC version and that many
   people have requested me to list down the configuration, if not,
   i don't think i will do it. Till then, I didn't get that many
   requests. Other than confguration differences, the rest should
   more or less be the same. Try reading the instruction manual.
   This might help you.


74)I know of a good way to defeat the fake president of Deling,
   Gergero. Use phoenix Down to end the fight as soon as possible.
   And, if you have already known this, what's your excuse for not
   putting this in your faq? Please give me credits for that.

   I already know this beforehand. The reason why i didn't add this
   information to my faq is because it's not related to what i want
   to put in my faqs. I am not writing a walkthrough faq and neither
   do i write a boss faq. So, do you think this is neccessary??? This
   is an example of another junk mail that i do not wish to get. I
   am not criticising you or whatever. I appreciate that for telling
   me but...... I hope i didn't offend anyone. Even if you don't use
   Phoenix Down, the fight with Gerogero is pretty easy. Besides, you
   can take your time to draw some good spells from him. Get that???


75)I can't seem to get Guardian Force, Cactuar. That's because he ran
   away when I wanted to fight him. Can you explain why and tell me
   what i should do?

   To get Guardian Force, Cactuar, you need to defeat Jumbo Cactuar in
   the desert area at Cactuar Island. You should see a small green
   Cactuar that juts out of the island. Go into contact with it to
   encounter a fight with Jumbo Cactuar. The reason why Jumbo Cactuar
   runs away is because you take too long to defeat him. When a message
   flashes across the screen and says something like, "Jumbo Cactuar
   is hesitating..." it indicates that Jumbo Cactuar is about to run
   away. When this message pops up, keep attacking him, preferably
   using water attacks or summon Guardian Force, Leviathan as Jumbo
   Cactuar is weak against water. This will prevent Jumbo Cactuar from
   running away. So, should he run away, too bad for you because you
   have to fight all over again. Is that clear enough for you???


76)Can you make a Final Fantasy VIII faq based on the PC version???

   Sorry, no!!! As mentioned in the above question, I don't have a
   copy of Final Fantasy VIII for the PC and it's very unlikely that
   i will buy one. If you want a faq for the PC, try asking other
   faq writers. Perhaps, Scott Ong, Aya Brea...??? I am not sure if
   they have Final Fantasy VIII PC version but it's worth giving a
   try by asking them.


77)What is/are your opinion(s) of Square's release of screenshots of
   Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, and Final Fantasy XI in the
   Square Millennium Show?

   Hmm...recently, i got quite a lot of mails from people asking me
   for information about Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X and Final
   Fantasy XI. When i took a look at the message boards found in
   gamefaqs, i was rather surprised to see people discussing about
   Square and the future Final Fantasies. I didn't know what happen
   then, until i surfed the net and knew about the Square Millennium
   Show. I expected Square to release information about Final Fantasy
   IX but......... Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI- indeed a real

   What can i say? Do you think it is possible for Square to work on
   all three Final Fantasies at the same time? Definitely, impossible.
   But think about it, Square has a respectable reputation for making
   RPG games. I am sure many talented developers are waiting in a long
   queue for a chance to join Square. That's what Square normally does.
   Luring talented developers and make games like Tobal No. 1, Final
   Fantasy Tactics etc for them. I am not criticising Square. But,
   with a large number of staff, there may be a possibility. I don't

   Final Fantasy IX will be released for the PlayStation in Japan this
   summer, followed by both Final Fantasy X and XI for PlayStation 2
   in subsequent years. Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI are said
   to have online support. [Compete with Dreamcast, huh?] How this
   online will be liked, i am not pretty sure. Perhaps, some sort of
   downloading certain datas from the internet.

   Perhaps, the greatest excitement is about Final Fantasy IX. Why?
   First of all, i heard a rumour saying that Yoshitaka Amano will
   be back to design the artworks for Final Fantasy IX. I also heard
   that Final Fantasy IX will feature deformed characters. But, don't
   worry! It's not something like the deformed polygonal characters
   in Final Fantasy VII. I suppose it's going to be animated using
   some textures or shading. I am not pretty sure. It could be wrong
   too! Anyway, with Yoshitaka Amano, the legendary artist that makes
   Final Fantasy dream possible, you can expect the artworks to be
   great, right?

   Secondly, according to certain sources, I heard that Final Fantasy
   IX will have CRYSTALS and the plot will be more like tradition
   instead of having a futuristic setting. [Did anyone mention Final
   Fantasy V?] And, there's also black wizards in this fantasy world
   of IX. [Does that give a hint that the widely successful Job
   system or Ability Point system will be back?] Obviously, these
   could be just a rumour. I can't confirm it either. So, don't blame
   me. Perhaps, only when the final version comes, then the mystery
   can unfold. If not, at least a demo game, please?

   Now, here comes the sad news. I am not sure if i am right! So,
   don't blame me. I heard that Nobuo Uematsu will be retiring. What
   does that mean? Does that mean that Nobuo Uematsu will not compose
   any tunes for the upcoming Final Fantasy IX or even future Final
   Fantasies? Nobuo Uematsu is by far my second favourite composer,
   with Yasunori Mitsuda ranking top. It's sad to hear that and let's
   hope that this is not true and that Nobuo Uematsu is just taking a

   This is just my speculation. The screenshots of Final Fantasy IX to
   Final Fantasy XI aren't many so we can't really judge and conclude
   anything from it. But, one thing we can conclude is that. Square
   has already planned for the future. What do I mean? Perhaps, they
   have already developed a plot for both Final Fantasy X and XI but
   have not started on making them yet. Possible, right? All they
   show was the FMV or CG, not even a single combat scene or whatever.
   [Surely, before you start making an RPG game, you need to write out
   the plot first and plan everything, right? Perhaps, there are
   exceptions. A talented game developer who can plan the story and
   design the game at the same time. Yuji Hori? I don't know.] Anyway,
   it's a good thing that Square has planned everything beforehand,
   right? So, when Final Fantasy IX is finished, they can immediately
   start work on Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI without wasting
   any unneccessary time on planning, right?

   Lastly, i have to stress that this is just sheer guessing. It could
   be right or wrong. I don't know. Indeed, the Square Millennium Show
   is full of surprises. Yeah, a surprise from Square to start the
   millennium. [Does that indicate anything?]


78)Why is there a word, 'Final' in the series yet the series never
   seem to end?

   This is actually history. I can guarantee that almost 8 out of
   10 who has played at least one Final Fantasy out of these eight
   gams don't know why it is called 'Final.' For more information,
   you can refer to other sites like www.videogames.com. There
   is a feature there, covering on the history of Role Playing
   Games. Okay, just in case, you are interested. I will briefly
   describe it.

   Many years back, Square was on the verge of closing down. They
   needed a game that would really sell. They saw Enix's Dragon
   Quest and the sales were a big phenomenon in Japan. For your
   information, Yuji Hori did the script for Dragon Quest and
   Akira Toriyama [Fame and Creator of Dragon Ball!] did all the
   artworks. Creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi had an
   intuition. Why not create something like Enix's Dragon Quest
   and improve the basic formula of the game? "Will the game
   sell?" his boss asked. Hironobu Sakaguchi replied, "Yes!"
   Together with Yoshitaka Amano, responsible for Final Fantasy
   artworks, and Nobuo Uematsu, the famous composer, began work
   on this so-called 'Final' game and if this 'Final' game wasn't
   a hit, Square is finished. The 'final' game was then known as
   'Final Fantasy.' Luckily, the first Final Fantasy managed to
   sell quite well, though sales in Japan didn't exceed that of
   Dragon Quest but it managed to keep Square alive.

   So, do you think there is a need to change the series to 'Immortal
   Fantasy?' I suppose no. As long as there is Final Fantasy fanchise
   and Square maintains the quality, Final Fantasy series will never
   end. However, Yoshitaka Amano wasn't involved in creating artworks
   for Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. I really hope that
   Yoshitaka Amano will be back again. [Hmm... I heard a rumour saying
   that Yoshitaka Amano will be designing the artworks for Final
   Fantasy IX. Hopefully, this is true!!!]


79)What is the difference between Square and SquareSoft?

   Square is the main developer of this mega RPG franchise in Japan.
   They are responsible for developing games and that includes
   hiring a programmer, graphic designer and so on. Square publish
   the games they made in Japan.

   SquareSoft is the main headquarter of Square in the United States,
   responsible for translating Square games. In 1998, Square and
   Electronic Arts merged to form a new company called Square
   Electronic Art or SquareEA for short, which is responsible
   for publishing Square titles in the United States, as well
   as in European countries. [Thanks to SquareEA as we will able
   to see Square's masterpiece, Xenogears in 1998 to reach the
   United States.] Games that have been published by SquareEA
   includes Parasite Eve, Brave Fencer Musashi, Final Fantasy
   Anthology, Final Fantasy VIII and so on.

   There is also another headquarter in Honolulu Hawaii called
   Square U.S.A. And, note that since 1992, Square of Japan
   has been changed to SquareSoft of Japan.


80)I heard that there is a program which allows you to view
   PlayStation CGs in your PC. Is it true?

   The URL is http://www.phoenix.net/~feldon/psxvideo.html
   Indeed, you can. Go to the above URL to download the programs
   and read the explanations there to understand how to use it.
   CGs or FMVs are created in .Str files and what the program
   does is to read these .Str files. Both PSXVideo and PSXPlay
   allows you to view any PlayStation CGs that are in .Str
   format on your PC. PSXVideo allows you to take screenshots.
   However, you must bear in mind that you will need a CDFind
   file to extract .Str files into your hard drive. And, note
   that .Str files very huge and it's all about hundreds of


81)Where or how can i find older Final Fantasy games?

   You can try and download a Nes or a SNES emulator, as well as
   the roms from the internet. A Nes/SNES emulator is a program
   which allows you to play Nes/SNES games on your PC. But, you
   need the rom to play the games. Rom is actually the game itself.
   There are quite a number of emulators available that are designed
   to play various console games such as ZSNES emulator to play
   SNES games, Bleem to play PS games and so on. Simply type in
   either emulator or rom in any search engine and you will have
   a whole list of sites which you can refer to.


82)When did you actually start writing a faq?

   It was actually more than a year in November'1998. I was reading
   Henry Chan's faq on Tactics Orge and an idea suddenly struck me!
   At that time, i had just passed my 15th birthday. [Right now, i
   am 16.] I was playing the US version of Brave Fencer Musashi at
   that time. Somehow, there wasn't any strategy guides available
   for the US Brave Fencer Musashi so i decided to give it a try.
   Though it wasn't a school project, writing a faq is a pretty
   challenging task for me. My second faq was of course Final
   Fantasy VIII demo. Since i have the demo disc packed with Brave
   Fencer Musashi, i decided to start off with my second faq. My
   third faq will be Final Fantasy VIII, followed by Metal Gear
   Solid Integral and Thousand Arms. I am a huge Final Fantasy fan
   and i imported the Japanese version as well and decided to write
   a Basic Guide on it. However, there were many errors in my faq
   since the game was Japanese and special thanks to Kaze Yagami
   <Yagami@pacific.net.sg> for clearing up my doubts. Between
   September'1999 and November'1999, i was having a major exam so
   i stopped writing faqs for several months until December'1999.
   Right now, i have written quite a few faqs on Brave Fencer Musashi,
   Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy VIII Demo and Metal Gear Solid
   Integral, as well as several reviews on my favourite games at
   www.gamefaqs.com. Feel free to give me any comments!


83)Which game do you think have taken the PlayStation technology to
   extreme limits?

   It's either Gran Turismo 2 or Metal Gear Solid. Gran Turismo 2's
   graphic is truly awesome, with a more advanced Al than its
   original. But, in terms of graphics, Al, ram memory, creativity,
   sound effects, music, voices, i will nominate Metal Gear Solid.
   It's truly an original game. It's not Resident Evil or Parasite Eve
   style. The setting of the game is quite similar to most Hollywood
   films and that's what i like about it. [Reminds me of Bond and
   Jackie Chan.] And then, the ability to view in first person mode,
   take photos, view in the scope mode are incredible. Metal Gear
   Solid took around two years to be completed, but sadly, the game
   can be completed in less than 7 hours. According to Hideo Kojima,
   he wanted to make a short game for Metal Gear Solid. Hideo Kojima
   probably felt that there were things left unfinished, therefore
   returned with the essential "director's cut" called Metal Gear
   Solid Integral. I suppose you will agree with me that Metal Gear
   Solid has a lot of potential. Just look at the wish list. It's
   interesting to see what Konami can do to Metal Gear as technology
   improves, especially with superconsoles looming over the horizon
   like PlayStation 2 and Dolphin.

   And, I can't forget about Square's latest hit, Vagrant Story- the
   game that surpasses even Metal Gear Solid in terms of realism, Al.
   The characters' motion are so well-captured and the cutscenes
   appear seamlessly. Square is heading the right direction if you
   want to talk about realism. Square seems determined in bridging
   the gaps between movie production and videogames fields and based
   on their recent games, they are very close to doing it.


84)Which Final Fantasies have you played before? Do you plan to
   write any faqs for other Final Fantasies?

   I have completed only Final Fantasy V to VIII. As for Final
   Fantasy I and IV, I haven't finished these two games yet.
   Final Fantasy V was my first Final Fantasy and I loved it.
   Final Fantasy VI was even better. My favourite Final Fantasy
   series is of course, Final Fantasy VI. I do hope to write a
   faq on Final Fantasy VI in future but considering that there
   are quite a number of faqs already, I guess it is really not
   neccessary for me to write a Final Fantasy VI faq.


85)Why do you think that Final Fantasy VI is the best?

   I think all the four Final Fantasies i have played are great.
   Each game has a different emphasise. The combat systems,
   storylines are different in each incarnation and it's hard
   to compare. Anyway, i just share with you some of my opinions.
   Hmm... I didn't have a chance to finish FFIIj and FFIIIj. As
   for FFI and FFIV, I played the game halfway many years back.
   Anyway, never mind! Note that i only count the 8 Final Fantasy
   games so I will exclude Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest and Final
   Fantasy Tactics.

   Here's my ranking of all the Final Fantasy i have played:

   1.Final Fantasy VI
   2.Final Fantasy V
   3.Final Fantasy VII
   4.Final Fantasy VIII

   Final Fantasy V has a very deep storyline. The Job system is
   definitely one of the best combat systems. Square took the
   concepts from the past Final Fantasies and further modified
   it. There are at least 100+ of abilities, giving more than
   enough flexibility for strategies. Countless strategies, even
   more than Final Fantasy VI. Countless sidequests just like
   most other Final Fantasies. Even the highly strategy-RPG
   game, Final Fantasy Tactics took the job system from Final
   Fantasy V. The music is really good and the crystal tune is
   definitely one of my favourites. The graphic, overall is quite
   good, considering that it's a game made in 1992. And then,
   there are flying black chocobo, dragons and so on.

   Final Fantasy VI has one of the best storylines. It's the first
   RPG that i played that really handles relationships that well.
   Well, not love relationship. But, kins [Cyan lost his family],
   friendship and so on. The story unfolds in a very mature way and
   each character's destiny is very well described in the game. Each
   character has his or her own music themes and it's hard to decide
   who is the main lead character as everyone seems to be so. The
   games that really come close to Final Fantasy VI in terms of
   story are Chrono Trigger and Xenogears. The graphic has improved
   tenfolds over its previous incarnations. Just look at Final
   Fantasy V and VI and the graphics are asolutely a vast difference.
   The mode 7 effects in the Phantom Train, Opera scene and so on are
   very well, making it one of the most memorable game i have ever
   played. I like kefka's humor too. I think there's no villains that
   come really close to him, not even Sephiroth or Ultimecia. The
   combat system, in my opinion is very innovative with abilities
   like Blitz, Tools. Just like Final Fantasy V, there are certain
   strategies that you need to use to beat certain bosses and enemies.
   The combat system, particularly Esper system, is simple enough to
   understand compared to complex combat system like Materia and

   Final Fantasy VII's prerendered background was beautiful but it
   lacked exploration. The characters were too deformed and the
   designers weren't able to portray the characters' expressions,
   feelings, emotions quite well when compared to games like
   Final Fantasy VIII. The Materia system, limit break system were
   something very innovative. The highly-successful Materia provides
   more than enough flexibility to create materia combinations and
   come out with many different strategies. The integration of
   CG was something cool and it makes Final Fantasy VII play more
   like a cinematic RPG than a traditional RPG. Honestly, i didn't
   really like the prerendered backgrounds. In some areas, because
   of the camera view, the character really looks very tiny. [Mainly
   Cloud!] Combat system moved from 2-D to polygons and Square had
   to reduce the party from four to three so that more details
   can be paid to the individual characters during combat system.
   Nevertheless, Final Fantasy VII has a decent storyline, though
   it is way too much on the futuristic side. There are quite a lot
   of sidequests and mini-games like Chocobo breeding, Gold Saucer
   and so on which i found it really cool!

   Final Fantasy VIII continues the direction that Final Fantasy VII
   is. The story focuses around a love theme. The characters are no
   longer deformed and polygons and are nicely-textured. This allows
   the designers to portray the characters' feelings, emotions etc
   through their behaviours, actions, facial expressions and so on.
   The setting is unlike most other traditional RPGs and creates a
   new level of maturity. There are more CGs than Final Fantasy VII
   and it really looks very awesome than Final Fantasy VII. The
   details on the prerendered backgrounds have been raised. Still,
   the prerendered backgrounds lack the exploration that 2-D and
   3-D polygonal RPGs have. To replace the lame mini-games found
   in Final Fantasy VII, Square has created a mini-card game in
   Final Fantasy VIII. Honestly, i didn't think much about the card
   game until i really got serious in it. You can easily tell that
   it isn't going to be a simple card game designed for three years
   old kids, especially with complex rules like Plus, Same and so on.
   In my opinion, Final Fantasy VIII has a major breakthrough over
   traditional RPGs. It keeps some of the traditional elements like
   chocobos, vehicles etc while introducing new concepts like
   SeeD Ranking, Draw, Junction and modifying existing concepts
   like Guardian Forces by introducing concepts like compatibility,
   Boost and so on. Which RPGs you have played so far do not have
   the MP system, armour and so on? Perhaps, only Final Fantasy
   VIII. Sadly, Final Fantasy VIII is still not flawless. The Junction
   system allows you to customise your characters using magics, the
   first of any RPGs but because of that, the Draw system has to be
   introduced. The draw system is mainly what most people complaint
   about and a reason why most people prefers the traditional MP
   system. Tired of drawing magic spells. Me too sometimes! But, think
   about it, if magic is not measured in 'quantity', meaning how many
   magic spells are stocked, how are you going to introduce the
   Junction system. The music, in my opinion, is quite good,
   especially with 'Eyes On Me' around. Somehow, the tunes weren't
   that catchy as the past Final Fantasies and not everyone can
   appreciate it. Liberi Fatali is an example. It has a lot of
   meanings in it but... And, let me just give you a piece of
   advice. If you really want to enjoy Final Fantasy VIII to the
   fullest, then you really must play the card games. I know that
   a lot of people didn't play the card game because they thought
   it was useless but in my opinion, the best moments that i got
   from the game, was when i was playing the card game.

   These are just personal opinions. Feel free to comment.


86)What do you think of the strategy guides written by other game
   magazines like Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, PSM and so

   One word, "Sucks!" I seldom read strategy guides written by
   those game magazines for a few reasons. Of course, the official
   game guides written by Bradygames, and other publishers are
   another case. First of all, these strategy guides are not detailed
   enough and always missing a few important points. That's because
   they have to squeeze every single information into a limited
   space. Secondly, these strategy guides are often quite
   disorganised, specifically RPG games, but i am not referring to
   every single ones as that will make me look as if i am biased
   against them. The only good thing in their strategy guides are
   the numerous screenshots and that you don't need to waste time
   printing out strategy guide, unlike when referring to a faq.
   [but, don't forget that faqs are free of charge!!!]  A picture
   tells a thousand words. This is a great advantage that these
   strategy guides have over faqs. Faq writers have to visual
   what is happening on in the game and then using his words to
   express, which is quite tough actually. However, the screenshots
   can be of a spoiler too! I am not saying that all the strategy
   guides written by all these game magazines are no good but...
   And talk about plagiarism... Oh, forget about that!


87)I have read many reviews written by you. So, how do you write
   a review and when writing a review what should i look out for?

   Your personal feelings toward the game. Just write whatever you
   think about this game in your review. Don't worry about what
   others said in their review. Just provide enough evidences to
   support your reasonings. Of course, you can read a few other
   reviews on a particular game as some samples for you before you
   write one on it. But, please write an original review. It's
   best to minimise any grammatical or spelling error and write
   in clear, concise English, if possible. Gamefaqs really need a
   review editor. Basically, most of the reviews i have read in
   gamefaqs have some grammatical errors and spelling errors. The
   same applies to mine as well.

   If you have read any game magazines like EGM, Gamepros, you will
   notice some trends. First of all, the previews are usually
   longer than the reviews and most, if not all, reviews are pretty
   short and are usually less than 200 words. Secondly, the gameplay
   is almost always about the same score as the graphics. Why?

   Simple enough! Stiff competition! In order to remain competitive,
   a game magazine must release as many latest news, reviews,
   screenshots, previews on the latest game. Space and time are
   two important factors. Reviews must be short so as to allow
   more pages for other feature coverages. And, it's unfair if
   one game review is extremely long and another one is too
   short. And to release reviews on the latest games as soon
   as possible, the reviewers can only judge on the graphics and
   the few hours of time they have spent. Surely, you wouldn't
   want to read a review about two or three months after the
   game has come out, right? I understand that!

   Like what Dingo Jellybean said in his Final Fantasy Anthology
   faq, make the graphics the least important. I do understand
   why Dingo Jellybean said in his Final Fantasy Anthology that
   he hates reviews written by EGM, IGNPSX and so on BUT i do
   understand why game magazines must have short reviews. And,
   it doesn't mean that the reviewers at EGM aren't expert
   reviewers. The choice of words, vocabulary used are
   definitely better than most reviewers at gamefaqs.

   And, when you review a very old game like Final Fantasy
   Anthology or any other Nes, SNES system or even earlier
   games, before you give a score on the graphics, think
   whether which year the game was made. Why? Take Final
   Fantasy Anthology as an example. Final Fantasy V was
   made in 1992 and Final Fantasy VI was made in 1994.
   Both games are pretty old and obviously turn paler in
   comparison now than in those days. But do a serious
   analysis! Both Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI
   were made many years back. Were there any games that
   could come close to these games in terms of graphics in
   those days? If you think it this way, your review will
   be rather fair and unbiased.

   Just some words of advice. Whenever you review a RPG game,
   do not complain about the high enemy encounter rate. I hate
   fools saying this. This shows their ignorant and tells
   people that they have never played an RPG game before. Yeah,
   walk about three to five steps and you will encounter some
   random enemies... very fustrating like this.. makes the game
   bored... blah... blah... blah. This is totally a load of craps.
   If you think like this, then you are not fit to write a
   review and NOT EVEN FIT to play any RPG. I mean, what's
   wrong with high enemy encounter rate? Take a look at
   traditional games like Final Fantasy V, VI or even other
   game series like Breath of Fire, Lufia and so on. The
   enemy encounter rates are much higher than most modern
   games today like Final Fantasy VIII. People still play
   those traditional RPGs in the past and even TODAY. Final
   Fantasy Anthology is a perfect example. So, what's the
   big deal here? Does that mean that RPGs in the past can
   have high enemy encounter rate but not in modern games?
   Do you mark the game down just because of that? This is
   totally unbiased and unfair.

   So, talk about style of reviewing a game. Before that,
   make sure you have played at least five hours on a
   particular game or have completed it. Make some analysis
   on the game and be clear with what you are going to say.
   Now, back to the style of writing a review. I used to
   break the my reviews into several parts like graphics,
   music, sound, storyline, gameplay and so on. Later on,
   i found that writing in this style, it's quite hard to
   put down everything i want to say. [I am not sure about
   you.] If you read my latest reviews like Thousand Arms,
   Final Fantasy VIII and so on, i decided to break my
   reviews into paragraphs and then write the scores such
   as graphics, music, sound, gameplay and so on at the
   end of my review. Each paragraph will have one main
   idea, perhaps one will describe about the combat system,
   one about the storyline and so on. I strongly believe
   it's more effective this way, at least for me. I don't
   know about you because i am not you.

   Of course, if you are really interested in writing one
   review, you can consult some Master Reviewers like Dingo
   Jellybean or almost everyone on the top 20 reviewer
   contribution page. Don't get dishearted if your first
   review isn't ^. As you keep on writing game reviews, you
   will get better and better. Who knows? Maybe, someone
   working in a game magazine is interested in hiring you!
   Haha! Good luck, anyway!


88)What is/are your opinion(s) of what humaetorcH said in his
   Thousand Arms? He gave Thousand Arms an overall score of
   2 and criticised your Thousand Arms review.

   Hmm... what can i say? It's rather strange that he didn't
   mention the names of other reviewers who has also given
   Thousand Arms a rather high average score but only me alone.
   Anyway, never mind!

   Honestly, there are some parts that I do agree with him and
   some parts that I strongly disagree with. He was the only
   reviewer who gave Thousand Arms such a ridiculously low score
   of 2. And to defend my own opinion, I decided to rewrite
   my Thousand Arms review. The score still remains me as 8.
   And, if you read my Thousand Arms review, the portion
   towards the end are what i have just added. That includes
   the 8 points which I have given to defend my opinion. Feel
   free to read it! I wonder if he has read it yet!

   There is one important note which I want to stress to whoever
   is planning to write a RPG review. Don't be like humaetorcH!
   What's wrong with high enemy encounter rate? I am simply
   sick of such stupid reasonings given by those lazy gamers.

   It's rather common to see some people disagree with your reviews.
   I remembered Dingo Jellybean who gave Soul Calibur a ridiculously
   low score of 2 whereas all the rest of the reviewers gave it a 9
   or 10. I can't comment anything about the Dreamcast version of
   Soul Calibur since I do not own a Dreamcast. I am sure each
   reviewer has his own reasons for giving that score. The same
   goes to humaetorcH too. I am not saying that he is entirely
   wrong but... I just happen to disagree. Take Xenogears as
   another example. There are some reviewers who kept complaining
   about the poor control and long texts, and thus give Xenogears
   a very low score. On the other hand, for those who seriously
   enjoyed the storyline and the music [like me], you will find
   them giving Xenogears a very high score such as a 9 or 10.
   As for Final Fantasy VI, most give it a 10 but there are some
   who gave it a 7 as they complaint that Final Fantasy VI is
   too big and enemies are too many. I remembered I gave the first
   Suikoden a 6, and then, I got several mails from the fans of
   the first game who disagreed with me. I have to admit that i do
   enjoy the first Suikoden, as it plays more like a traditional
   RPG than today's modern games like Final Fantasy VIII. But, it
   ruins the novel. The game was not anything like a novel and did
   you know that Suikoden is a popular classic chinese novel. And,
   do you really need so many warriors, as huge as 108?

   Of all the reviews I have written so far, the most hardest to
   write is Final Fantasy VIII. Final Fantasy series has changed
   tremendously over the last few years. People were complimenting
   and criticising Final Fantasy VIII. Just go to any message
   board in gamefaqs that has to do with RPGs, PlayStation, SNES etc
   and almost 75% will have something to do with Square and Final
   Fantasy series. Some preferred the way Final Fantasy is in the
   past and some welcome the change. And, my review nearly got

   I really like Perdurabo's [Review by Recovered] Final Fantasy
   VIII review. He is the only one so far who really convinced me
   that Final Fantasy VIII is really good. After reading his
   review, i did some serious thoughts. I ask myself. Why must
   there be a draw system? What happens if the draw system is
   being replaced by the traditional MP system? Will the Junction
   system still work as well? He gave it a 10 for Final Fantasy
   VIII. I didn't give that high. I have to admit Final Fantasy
   VIII is good, but there seems to be more bad points than the
   good points. So, i gave it a 7 instead but it doesn't mean that
   Final Fantasy VIII is no good. And, if you read an interview
   with Hironobu Sakaguchi, he mentions that the Final Fantasy
   series must change.

   Anyway, Thousand Arms is still a great game. The animation
   and voices are really excellent, and the game is really
   in-depth. As long as you have substantial reasons to back
   up your opinions, this is a good review.


89)So, can you recommend me some good reviewers whom i should
   look up to as a guideline?

   Sure. I guess all the reviewers who manage to get into the
   top 20 reviewer contributions are good reviewers though i
   haven't gotten the time to read everyone's reviews. And, if
   you really want me to recommend some of the best reviewers
   in the top 20 reviewer contribution, they will be GlucoseJoe,
   Dingo Jellybean and SmCFadden. These reviewers are well known
   for writing in-depth and informative reviews. Other reviewers
   worth looking up for includes J-dog, Celestial Avenger,
   Sunshine, Sixto Limiac and so on. As for me, what do you think?
   [Yeah, a person must be modest!]


90)Since you have contributed a lot of faqs and reviews to gamefaqs,
   do you prefer writing a faq or a review?

   Obviously, it will be a review. Why? You do not really need to
   spend time researching on moves, secrets although you need to be
   familiar with the game. Besides, a review takes shorter time than
   writing a faq and you don't need to update that often unlike faqs.
   Lastly, your mailbox won't be jammed with countless mails, right?
   Hey, after writing a faq, you still need to respond to their
   questions, right? But, definitely not reviews, although you do get
   feedbacks too. Of course, i am not saying that i don't enjoy. In
   fact, i enjoy writing faqs and reviews because i want to contribute
   some of my ideas to the gaming community.


91)Can i post any of your faqs or reviews in my website?

   Sure you can if you want to. But, please send me a e-mail,
   giving me your website URL, what the website is all about
   and so on. Of course, you must give me credits and promise
   that the contents will not be unaltered and you will check
   out www.gamefaqs.com every month to check for any new
   updates. But, this applies only to non-commercial webpage.
   As for any commerical webpages or any publisher working in
   a game magazine, he or she has to send me the e-mail first,
   asking for permission. And, before he or she can publish
   the informations, he or she must send me the final 'product'
   and if i am happy with it, i will agree to his or her
   request. Of course if anyone wants to convert my faq into HTML,
   he or she must show me the final 'product' first. I guess
   that's fair because you do not want all your hard work to be
   taken by someone else and let him or her gain the credits and
   not you. I hope you can understand that. Most importantly, be
   sure to check for new updates. It's no use if the faqs are
   posted but not updated.

   Note:If you don't receive my reply after a week, that means you
        have not obtained my permission. I am restricting the number
        of sites that are allowed to post my faqs. This is because
        I realise that there have been a number of sites who has
        either posted my faqs without my permission or have obtained
        my permission but fail to fulfill the conditions i set. An
        example is Gamesdomain who always fail to update the faq.


92)You mention that if anyone wants to put a faq in his site, he
   must obtain your permission and give you credits, as well as
   promise you to update everytime and not EDIT any of the content.
   Why the heck do i see a similar Final Fantasy VIII Basic Guide
   in Kaze Yagami's website?

   His is a special case and i have given Kaze Yagami the right to
   edit anything he wishes. Kaze Yagami has helped me a lot in my
   Final Fantasy VIII Basic Guide. A lot of information or almost
   80% of the information you see here, regarding whether it is
   about Crisis level, Boost, Compatibility and so on are kindly
   contributed by Kaze Yagami. You can consider him as half of
   the author here and that's why he has this special privilege.
   so, don't argue about it!


93)Can you send me your updated faq?

   My most definite answer is no. If there's 1000 readers, do I always
   have to my updated faq to 1000 people. It will be VERY troublesome
   to me this way. Just go to www.gamefaqs.com and check if there's
   any updates in the 'What's New' section. Or, you can go and check
   out my contributor page at:


   You can find all the faqs I have written, including reviews at
   my contributor page.


94)Can I ask you a question regarding games via ICQ?

   In the past, I used to answer questions via ICQ. But now, I don't.
   I find that it's quite annoying when I was replying e-mails but
   the ICQ messages keep popping up and I have to answer so many
   questions together. If you have any question, do not ask me through
   the ICQ. E-mail me instead if you have any question.

   One more thing. Do NOT add my ICQ number to your CONTACT list.
   Though I put my ICQ number at every faq, I did not expect everyone
   to add my ICQ number to his or her contact list. The thing is I
   already have a lot of contacts in my ICQ list. Those ICQ numbers
   which I added to my contact list, are those who are my CLASSMATES,
   and my PENPALS.

   Even if you add my ICQ number to your contact list, I won't bother
   to add your ICQ number to my contact list. First, I HARDLY know
   you well so it's unlikely that I will chat with you via ICQ. I
   might as well save the trouble of adding your ICQ number to my
   contact list. Secondly, if you have any question regarding games,
   you can e-mail me and ask me. ICQ will not be needed at all. I
   hope you can understand this.


-For the typing,and almost everything here.
Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>.
-Typed and done most of the update for version 6.0.
-For information on special arts/limit breaks.
-For the chart list of warship island.
-Telling me a lot of valuable information.
-For most of the translation names.
-Listing down spelling mistakes in the previous FAQ.
-Providing me with PocketStation G.F.
-For the max gil and junction bug cheat.
-For doing the translation for Liberi Fatali.
-For providng a lot of information for Omega Strategy + the attacks.
-For providing information on Crusade War [Holy's War], as well as
 information on experimenting Hero/Crusade drinks.
-For telling me auto pilot.
-For the list of attack information on Gilgamesh.
-For editing the strategies section on G.Fs, Omega and providing me
 with the translation of various Omega weapon attack.
Heero Yuy <kanketsu@usa.net>
-For discussing special art with me.
-For "Eye On Me" lyrics.
-For providing me with valuable tips,if not i would not have gotten all
 the G.F, LionHeart as well as beaten Omega Weapon.
-For telling me about Island of Heavens and Hell.
-For advice on how to beat Ultimate,as well as Omega Weapon.
-Tell me to junction Berserk before fighting with Molbors.
-Thanks for explaining to me about the difference between experimental
 and Crusade between Hero Drink
Stevenbruck <Stevenbruck@bigfoot.com> for G.F.
-For information on G.F like Eden, Grasharaboras/Doomtrain, and
 lots more.
-Valuable Information from his Guardian Force FAQ.
-For giving me some strategies,as well as advice.
-For the list of conversion to get Holy War Drink.
-Thanks for explaining to me about the difference between experimental
 and Holy War between Hero Drink.
Darryll Lim <dariru@hotmail.com>
-Info about Selphie's special arts.
-Corrected my misconception of Selphie's special arts.
Jimmy Khoo, FreedSoul <stahn83@yahoo.com>
-For telling me about the boast cheat by using a Turbo Controller.
Seong Whang <lovable_loser@yahoo.com>
-For realising Seifer's R1 gunblade and told me about it.
-For his valuable junction FAQ.
Scott Ong <kangning@mbox5.singnet.com>
-Great FAq guide, plus giving me some valuable cheats.
-For the elemental and status list.
-For the list of Timber Magazines.
-For Finding Ragnarok in Disc 4.
-For UFO sighting.
-For fragments of pot code.
-For the fake water stone.
-For the junction magics chart.
-For the list of sub-boss in Ultimecia Castle which you can
 draw any of the Guardian Forces you have missed from.
ChaRle5! <nghouse@geocites.com /nghouse@hkstar.com>
-For the list of Timber Magazines.
-For Finding Ragnarok In Disc 4.
-For fragments of pot code.
Edwin "Shinji" Chow <ikarishinji5@hotmail.com>
-For UFO Sighting.
Stephanus Rudiyanto Natari <s_rudiyanton@mailcity.com>
-For the second method on easy gil.
-For suggesting me information about chances of Phoenix appearing.
-For giving me suggestion that iron cutting sword is a better name over
 Steel Breaker.
Sam klempner <s_klempner@yahoo.com>
-For the gameshark codes on selphie's limit break.
-For telling me about the hidden save point located just before
 fighting Ultima weapon.
X. Calibur <xcalibur@ignmail.com>
-For telling me about the hidden save point located just before
 fighting Ultima weapon.
Jerry Ng <jyg@olemiss.edu>
-For the fake water stone.
Dan Orner <Omegaonyx@geocities.com>
-For the compatibility item list.
-Refer to his item list faq for more informations.
Matthew Montgomery <Aragorn@dragonmount.com>
-For telling me that Triple is a better spell to junction to Speed
 than Haste.
-Sorry for losing your e-mail. Thanks for e-mailing me again and
 clarifying your identity with me.
-For the English names of Gilgamesh's attacks.
-For telling me that Gilgamesh will always pick up the sword that
 lands behind him, and therefore determine the attack that Gilgamesh
 will use.
-However, there's no way to determine which sword will land behind
-For telling me another method to enter the underground basement,
 without having Zell as a compulsory character and that the plus
 point of this method is that you need not fight any enemies on
 your way back.
Brid Barnes <barnesb@indigo.ie>
-For telling me how to boost G.Fs up to 250 without using a Turbo
 controller by using a pen with a round lid to rub the boosting
Jeff "CjayC" Veasey
-The webmaster of www.gamefaqs.com.
-For his dedication and hard work to www.gamefaqs.com.
-Thanks for hosting all my faqs and reviews.
-Thanks for making me a contributor page.
GameShark Code Creator
-For the list of gameshark code.
Final Fantasy:Worlds Apart <http://www.ffnet.net/>
-For the PC requirments to play Final Fantasy VIII on the PC.
-For reading this FAQ,as well as giving me some feedback and

Did I missed out any points, errors, spellings mistake or any wrong
Or is there anything you feel that you should add?
Feel free to contact me through ysf@pacifc.net.sg or ICQ:25076522
Any corrections are welcomed.
About The Author

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Visit my Brave Fencer Musashiden at GameFAQ, the ultimate FAQ for
this latest thrillingly action-RPG masterpiece from the best RPG
developer that is Square,of course. Also, read my Final Fantasy
VIII Demo Tutorial. It includes a comparison of FFVIII demo with

If you have any questions to ask about other games, besides FFs, feel
free to ask the author, regarding the list below.

Beyond the Beyond
Brave Fencer Musashi
Breath Of Fire 3
Final Fantasy VII
Metal Gear Solid
Parasite Eve
Tactics Orge
Thousand Arms
Vandal Hearts
Wild Arms

About Kaze Yagami

Kaze has been clearing RPGs over RPGs recently. If there's any
questions pertaining to the following, feel free to drop him a

Chocobo's Fushigi na Dungeon
Chocobo's Fushigi na Dungeon II
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Langrisser V - End of Legend
Legend of Legaia
Parasite Eve
Tales of Destiny
Tales of Phantasia

He has a vast knowledge of japanese and has been helping me with
most of the Final Fantasy VIII translation. He owns a PocketStation,
which i don't have. If you have questions to ask about PocketStation,
feel free to ask him at <yagami@pacific.net.sg>. His ICQ is 2000670.

You can find Kaze's <Unoffical Complete Guide to Dungeons and Dragons :
Shadow Over Mystara> upon mail request.

If you have other questions about RPGs, feel free to mail him.

Meanwhile, i am now busy with my studies.There's a chance that i may
or may not reply your mail. Sorry for that!!! Feel free to ask him
anything about FF8. or any other games if he knows.

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