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F I N A L   F A N T A S Y   V I I I
A GUIDE TO THE SIDE QUESTS
(and other side stuff)

Version 1.5

Written by 
SMoon 
Pacman010@hotmail.com
or CsacDanc10293847@aol.com (IM me if u can)

Date Created: 11/26/99
Last Revised: 12/08/99

Copyright SMoon 1999
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- I N T R O D U C T I O N -

Hey y'all, this is my first FAQ, and is hopefully very well written. As 
you see at the top of the screen, this is a FAQ/WALKTHROUGH to the many
_SIDE QUESTS_ of the game, and will not have any walkthrough sections 
on the main parts of the game and such. There are many walkthroughs for 
the game on the gamefaqs website. This guide does have spoilers ahead, 
and I WILL NOT be careful to avoid them. You have been warned.

The main reason I wrote this is because I was in dire need of a 
complete, detailed list of all the side quests in this game. Most of 
the walkthroughs have almost all of these quests, but none has all of 
them. So, in order to save you the time, I decided to write a FAQ 
specially devoted to the side quests in the game. The main side quests 
can be accomplished in this game are almost all on disc three. You 
should be able to beat all the side quests by the time you get the 
Ragnorok(which is basically the end of the game anyway). PLEASE NOTE: 
My main source for the statistics and lists of this faq is the strategy 
guide made by Brady on the American version of the game, but I did not 
just copy the guide word for word, I just looked at it for ideas. I 
did, though, copy all stats (of course, there is no way to renumber it 
or anything), so thanks to the makers of the guide for that! I tried to 
make, to the best of my ability, the directions clear, and, put it in a 
format to give you clues to the locations so you can have a little fun 
instead of completely cheating and just doing what the FAQ says. Any 
questions should be mailed to the address above.

- R E V I S I O N   H I S T O R Y -

11/26/99       1.0        First release. Have the side quests section 
                          finished but that's about it for now, and 
                          a chunk of the G.F. section done. 

12/20/99       1.3        Sorry for not updating for so long, I did
                          quite a few things, and I've had so much 
                          work and personal crap to do I haven't been
                          able to do anything when I come home for the
                          past 2 weeks.

                          Well, there seemed to be a problem with the
                          site not being able to center things, so I 
                          fixed all that. Also, finished more of the
                          G.F. section, added an explanation 
                          section, and revised and added some other
                          things throughout the guide. Check around,
                          I redid many of the sections.



- W H A T ' S    N E W -

12/10/99
- Well, first of all, the what's new section.
- Secondly, the way I put the stats for all the enemies.
- Thirdly, I put the how to use this guide section in, and you could
  look at it to see how other sections that aren't completed will 
  look.
- Omega Weapon Strategy.
- PLEASE! ANYBODY WITH THE CHOCOBO FOREST HELP ME!!!
- More of the G.F. Section finished
- Make sure to check the Deep Sea Research center section for an 
  alternative (and MUCH easier) way to reach Ultima Weapon.

 
- H O W   T O   U S E   T H I S   G U I D E -

Using this guide is pretty easy and straightforward. I assume that you 
already know how to play the game, and if you don't, then go read the 
manual or inspect the tutorial. If you need help in a single, certain 
event, then you can just use a search (if your word processor/internet 
browser supports it). Also, by looking at these instructions,
you can learn what in the FAQ is ahead, if I haven't finished a certain
section. I will explain my plans for every section here, so expect what
you see soon :)

My FAQ is divided into different parts. First of all, the FAQ is always 
under some kind of work, so basically none of the sections are finished 
yet. Anyway, the divisions are like this:

SIDE QUESTS - I'll explain all the known side quests here. These are 
the extras that most people have a hard time finding. I'll list them 
and explain how to do them. Some of it I may need your help on, if I 
do, it will explain at that particular section. This section should be 
pretty much self explanatory.


G.F. - Here is where I'll explain all the G.F., their locations, 
abilities, etc. The way I am going to write the G.F. abilities are:

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G.F. Ability      |Description                            |AP Required|
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SumMag+10%        |Summon magic damage raised by 10%      |40         |
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The G.F. ability is the ability, description is what it does, and AP 
required is...AP required!

Refine lists:
 
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|Ammo-RF                       |
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|1 Screw = 8 normal ammo       |
|1 Normal Ammo = 1 Fast Ammo   |
|1 Shotgun Ammo = 2 Fast Ammo  |
|1 Bomb Fragment =             |
|      20 Fire Ammo            |
|1 Red Fang = 40 Fire Ammo     |
|1 Fuel = 10 Fire Ammo         |
|1 Poison Powder =             |
|      10 Dark Ammo            |
|1 Venom Fang = 20 Dark Ammo   |
|1 Missile = 20 Demolition Ammo|
|1 Running Fire =              |
|      40 Demolition Ammo      | 
|1 Cactus Thorn =              | 
|      40 Demolition Ammo      | 
|1 Sharp Spike = 10 AP Ammo    | 
|1 Chef's Knife = 20 AP Ammo   | 
|1 Laser Cannon = 5 Pulse Ammo | 
|1 Energy Crystal =            | 
|      10 Pulse Ammo           | 
|1 Power Generator =           | 
|      20 Pulse Ammo           |
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Well gee, I wonder how to use this chart?! This info can be found in 
the tutorial, for your convenience.

MAGIC - I will list the magic here. I'll give you their junctioning 
stats, etc. When I get to it, this is how it will look like:
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|Magic Name:       Junction Stats     | *Assume that you have 100 of a 
|Ultima            HP:      6000      |   magic.
|                  Str:     100       | *Abbreviations:
|Status:           Vit:     82        |   ELEMENTS:     
|Atk: -            Mag:     100       |     F = Fire       I = Ice        
|                  Spr:     34        |     L = Lightning  E = Earth
|                  Spd:     30        |     P = Poison     W = Wind
|Def: -            Eva:     30        |     Wa= Water      H = Holy      
|                  Hit:     40        |   STATUS:
|                                     |     D = Death      P = Poison
|Elemental:        Magic Explanation: |     Pe= Petrify    B = Blind
|Atk: -             Ultimate magic;   |     M = Mute       Be= Beserk  
|                   causes extreme    |     Z = Zombie     S = Sleep
|                   non-elemental     |     Sl= Slow       St= Stop
|Def: All           damage to all     |     Sd= SlowDeath  Sp= SlowPtry
|   elements        enemies.          |     C = Confuse    D = Drain
|    +100%                            |     * = Blown Away G = Gravity
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Of course, the statistics mean:
 Status Atk - What the magic will do (if applicable) if you junction it
    to your status attack.
 Status Def - What the magic will do (if applicable) if you junction it 
    to your status defense.

 Elemental Atk - What the magic will do (if applicable) if you junction 
    it to your elemental attack.
 Elemental Def - What the magic will do (if applicable) if you junction 
    it to your elemental defense.

 On status attack - that is the percentage of chance the magic will 
 raise for that specific status to be inflicted when you attack. For
 status defense, that is the rate at which status attacks will be 
 blocked.
 
 Elemental attack is how much your attack will damage your enemy with 
 a certain elemental. So, if you attack with a 50% elemental fire 
 junctioned to your attack, every time you attack an enemy that is 
 'neutral' with fire, there will be no effect. With one that is weak,
 to it will receive 50% more damage and vice versa. Elemental defense
 shows how much a certain element will be blocked / absorbed.

The vital statistics:
 HP - your 'life'. This is how much the magic will raise its max value.
 Str - your attack value. The higher the number, the more damage a 
 normal attack will do. 
 Vit - Vitality = Defense. How much your ability to defend against 
 normal _physical_ attacks is raised.
 Mag - How much your magic attack power is raised via junctioning the 
 magic.
 Spr - How much your spirit is raised. Spirit is obviously your magic 
 defense.
 Spd - Your speed. The higher it is, the faster your ATB gauge will 
 fill. 
 Eva - Your evade rate. When raised to higher numbers, enemies have 
 a lower ability to hit you with attacks. Magic NEVER misses.
 Hit - Your hit rate. When you hit, you have a certain chance of 
 hitting your target. I'm not sure if this is the official way, since
 Square normally does all of their numbers and calculating in strange
 ways, but I think this is how hit is calculated:

 If your hit is 105 %, and an enemies eva is 50 %, then you have a 
 55 % chance of you hitting the enemy (morons probably could even 
 figure this, but for first timers who are wondering why your % would
 go past 100). Anyway, it would only be wise to junction to this stat
 if you want to attack Cactuars efficiently, because of their high
 eva rate. 

Of course, there are the elements and statuses. I'll explain this in 
the bestiary section.


CHARACTERS - I'll give some tips on building your characters up, their 
limit breaks, and remodeling their weapons. This is how I will chart 
the characters:

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Character Name: Squall Leonheart         Age: 17 
Height: 5'8                  DoB: August 23        

  ====================================================================
 |Weapon Name      |List of items/Gil needed                          |
  ====================================================================
 |Revolver         |M-Stone Piece x2, Screw x2, 100 Gil               |
 |  Atk: 11        |                                                  |
 |  Hit: 255       |                                                  |          
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 |Shear Trigger    |Steel Pipe, Screw x4, 200 Gil                     |
 |  Atk: 14        |                                                  |
 |  Hit: 255       |                                                  | 
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 |Cutting Trigger  |Mesmerize Blade, Screw x8, 400 Gil                | 
 |  Atk: 18        |                                                  | 
 |  Hit: 255       |                                                  | 
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 |Flame Saber      |Betrayal Sword, Turtle Shell, Screw x4, 600 Gil   | 
 |  Atk: 20        |                                                  | 
 |  Hit: 255       |                                                  | 
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 |Twin Lance       |Dino Bone, Red Fang, Screw x12, 800 Gil           | 
 |  Atk: 22        |                                                  | 
 |  Hit: 255       |                                                  | 
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 |Punishment       |Chef's Knife, Star Fragment x2, Turtle Shell      | 
 |  Atk: 24        |Screw x8, 1000 Gil                                | 
 |  Hit: 255       |                                                  | 
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 |Lion Heart       |Adamantine, Dragon Fang x4, Pulse Ammo x12        | 
 |  Atk: 30        |2000 Gil                                          | 
 |  Hit: 255       |                                                  | 
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Limit Break: Renzokuken
  A series of four to eight slashes, press R1 at the correct time to 
  cause a critical hit. Also, he can finish with a special move which 
  depends on his gunblade model. These finishing moves are:
    
    Rough Divide:
     Slashes at the enemy and causes heavy amounts of damage.
    Fated Circle: 
     Squall completes a circle with his sword, and a blast hits all 
     enemies for medium damage.
    Blasting Zone:
     Squall fires a huge beam into the sky, then crushes the enemy 
     with the beam. Hits all enemies for medium/high damage.
    Lion Heart:
     Quite possibly the most powerful limit in the game; Squall slashes
     the enemy into the air, and launches a series of attacks against 
     the enemy. Hits a single enemy roughly 19 times for EXTREME 
     damage.
Additional Notes:
  Not a good idea to mess with this fighter. His gunblade can have 
critical attacks just by pressing R1 at the correct time. To get the 
items for his weapons:
    M-Stone Piece - Dropped often by Bite Bugs(Balamb).
    Screw: Dropped often by Geezards(Near Galbadia).
    Steel Pipe: Mug REAL easy from Wendigos(Near Galbadia, desert like 
    area).
    Mezmerize Blade: Dropped by Mezmerizes(Trabia Continent), or 
    refined from Mezmerize Cards.
    Betrayal Sword: Mug Blitz(Centra Area) or Forbidden Card.
    Turtle Shell: Mug an Armadodo(Tomb of the Unknown King)
    Dino Bone: Refine Armadodo card
    Red Fang: Dropped/Mugged from Chimeras and Hexadragons, or 3 
    Hexadragon cards.
    Chef's Knife: Dropped by Tonberry or refine a Tonberry card.
    Star Fragment: Fight Elnoyles(Esthar roads after Lunar Cry) or 
    T-Rexaurs(LV 30+)
    Adamantine: Dropped by Adamantoise(Long Horn Island, north of 
    Dollet)
    Dragon Fang: Dropped by Blue Dragon(Trabia), Grendels(LV 1-30)
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As you can see, I describe the limits of all the characters. Also, I 
explain where to get the items for the weapons. That's all the 
explanation you'll probably need for this section.
    
CARDS - Complete list of cards will be given. The section isn't even 
complete yet, but I have a layout ready.
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|Card Name:             5       | |Card Name:             6       |        
|  Laguna (10)        9   A     | |  Seifer (10)        4   9     |
|                       3       | |                       A       |
|Location:                      | |Location:                      |
|  Receive from Ellone from     | |   Receive after challenging   |
|  Lunar Base.                  | |   Headmaster Cid anytime      |
|                               | |   possible.                   |
|Refines:                       | |Refines:                       |
|  100 Heroes                   | |  3 Diamond Armors             |
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Of course, there is the Card's Name. By the name is the cards level. 
To the right of the card's name is the card's statistics. Under the  
name, the location will be listed. For monster cards that are not rare, 
there will be a location in which you can fight the monster. 

Next under that is what the cards refine into. Note that if you refine 
a rare card (Level 8-10), then there is no way in which you can regain 
the card.

 
BESTIARY - You heard me...the vitals of every monster in the game. 
Thanks to Bradygames and their strategy guide for the stats. The way I 
write the bestiary for the normal monsters is slightly different from 
the way I will write it for the bosses.
 FOR MONSTERS :
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MONSTER NAME:                HP:
    Geezard                   43-1840
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LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics: 
----------------------------------------------    Lives in humid              
1     5      4      1      1      3      0   |    places. It sneak  
20    19     4      11     4      5      1   |    attacks humans that 
40    32     5      21     7      6      3   |    pass by. Uses status
60    44     5      30     11     8      4   |    attacks when fully
80    55     6      37     14     10     6   |    grown.
100   65     7      4      17     11     7   |
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Draw List:     (LV 001-019)     (LV 020-029)     (LV 30-100)          
                Thunder          Thunder          Thunder       
                Cure             Thundara         Thundara
                                 Cure             Cura 
                                 Cura             Cura
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Status Effects

Death         : 70%             Poison         : 80%
Petrify       : 70%             Blind          : 80%
Mute          : 80%             Berserk        : 60%
Sleep         : 100%            Slow           : 90%
Stop          : 50%             Slow Death     : 80%
Slow Petrify  : 80%             Confuse        : 60%
Drain         : 100%            Gravity        : 100%
Zombie        : 70%
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Elements

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Poison        : 100%
Water         : 100%
Holy          : 100%
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Drop:    (LV 001-019)     (LV 020-029)     (LV 030-100)
          G-Returner       Screw            Screw
          Screw            Magic Stone      Wizard Stone
          Healing Water    Healing Water    Healing Water

Mug:     Mystery Fluid (All levels)

Devour:  No change (LV 1-19)
         Small amount of damage / Poison (LV 20-100)
           
Area: Almost the whole Galbadian Continent, Dollet City, Centra Area.

Additional Notes: Really easy monsters. Don't worry about them really
even being able to scratch you. Nothing special about these
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That's how I'm going to arrange the monsters. Yes, I know it'll take me 
about half an hour to type up the stuff on one monster, and that you'll 
have to read a whole freakin' page just to get the stats on 1 of the 
124 monsters/bosses in the game. Do you know what this means? The 
bestiary will be about 100 pages just in itself!  
 
Enough of my jabbering. I'll explain how I write the stats.
 There's the monster name, of course. Next to it is there level 1 and 
 level 100 HP. I didn't give a vivid level by level description on HP,
 but what I gave you should be enough.

 Then there are the stats. Writing up the stats takes an unbearable 
 amount of time, so I will only be writing stats for every 20 levels. 
 If I ever find the time, I'll give full 10 level stats like I do on
 the bosses. Next to the stats are the information which you get when
 you scan the enemy. 

 After this, there is a draw list. The draw list shows what magic can
 be drawn from them at certain levels. NOTE: At higher levels, 
 different magic can be drawn, so look at all the different levels.

 Under this is the status effects list. I will show every status 
 attack and the percentage chance in which it will work. There are
 18 status effects which I'll explain here:  
     Death - Instant death. Inflict with Death magic or LV? Death.
     Poison - Poisoned; every action inflicts damage. Inflict with bio
      magic and other items that cause poison damage.
     Petrify - Stoned. Cannot execute commands or be damaged during 
      battle. If your party is stoned, game over. Inflict with Break.
     Blind - Your hit rate is drastically reduced. Inflict with Blind
      magic.
     Mute - All commands having to do with magic (including G.F.) are
      sealed; in or out of battle. Inflict with Mute magic or Siren 
      G.F.
     Berserk - Attack power and speed raised. Cannot execute any     
      command but attack. Inflict with Berserk magic.
     Zombie - Character is hurt by all curative items and magic. 
      Inflict with Zombie magic.
     Sleep - Character is disabled until duration lasts out or 
      character is ATTACKED. Inflict with sleep 
     Slow - Character's speed decreased. Inflict with slow magic.
     Stop - Character disabled. Unable to accept commands until
      certain amount of time passes or Esuna is used. Inflict with
      stop magic.
     Slow Death - Timer runs on top of character. When it runs out,
      the character becomes KO'd. Inflict with Doom Train.
     Slow Petrify - Same as above, except when time runs out, 
      character becomes Petrified. Inflict with Doom Train.
     Confuse - Character loses control and starts attacking friend
      or foe. Inflict with Confuse magic.
     Drain - HP is drained from enemy and given to you. Inflict with
      drain magic.
      Gravity - Gravity attacks cause certain percentage damage. 
      Inflict with Diablos G.F. or Demi magic.

 Under this are Elemental stats. These stats show a percentage from -
 100 to 300. 100 are normal damage. Anything below 100 is blocked, and 
 negative numbers indicate absorption.
      Fire
      Ice
      Lightning
      Earth
      Wind
      Water
      Poison
      Holy
 
 After that, I will be giving descriptions of what the enemy will drop 
 and what can be mugged from them. They drop different things at  
 different levels, and at different chances. I typed it with the item
 with the largest chance of being dropped first and the item with the
 smallest chance last.

 Devour stats are after the drop/mug lists. Different enemies do 
 different things when devoured, and some even raise stats!

 Finally, I'll describe the areas you can fight the enemy in and also
 give some additional notes about how to fight it if it's a dangerous
 enemy or note certain things that you can receive from fighting it.

Bosses are not much different.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Odin                    1300 - 31000

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LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan statistics:
----------------------------------------------     A legendary GF that
1     4      121    26     151    1      0   |     sleeps in a dungeon.
10    18     130    45     158    6      2   |     Zantetsuken cuts 
20    33     140    64     166    10     4   |     Anything that stands 
30    47     150    84     174    15     6   |     in its way. 
40    61     159    103    182    19     8   |
50    75     169    122    191    23     10  | 
60    89     179    140    198    28     12  |
70    103    189    159    207    32     14  | 
80    117    199    177    215    36     16  | 
90    130    209    195    223    41     18  |      
100   143    218    212    231    45     20  |      
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Draw: Stop, Death, Double, Triple (All levels) 

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Status Stats: 

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%
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Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
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Really easy. Hopefully, you have 13-17 minutes left. The more the 
better. First of all, scan him. After that, hit him until he has about
two more hits worth of HP left. After this, constantly draw triple,
since the magic junctions well. Keep on drawing until you have about
30-40 seconds left, then defeat him.
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All things are normal, except I list all stats available to me. Also, I 
don't mention drop/mug/devour or in a big list since it is a boss, and 
most of its drops and mugs are preset, and devour is usually something 
you cannot do to a boss. Also, I add a strategy to defeat it.
       
ITEMS - Item listing. It's very self explanatory, and a description is
not needed here :)

Well, that should be all of the explanations. I hope you enjoy the FAQ!


- C O N T R I B U T I O N S / H E L P    W A N T E D ! ! ! -

A couple of contributions and help which I would like:

- The attacks of the bosses
- Any mistakes (including grammatical) that I might have on the file.
- I used an incorrect font, and my format got all messed up. If you
see any incorrect line breaks or charts, then tell me.
- Suggestions for a better faq.
- Of course, the Chocobo Forest quest.
- I'm probably missing buttloads of monster locations. Also, I have no 
knowledge of the monsters' attacks. I'm working on finding the attacks, 
but doing that for bosses will probably take awhile. Any help will be 
appreciated.
- A ample explanation of how the experience system in this game is. 
Please note, that I have tried to experiment, and have made these 
conclusions:
    Experience definitely seems to fluctuate with level. It also seems
    that it does not rise only with levels; a hexadragon used to give
    me 1700 exp. _at least_ but now only gives me about 1200.

    Extra experience is given to the one who last attacks the monster 
    or actually kills the monster.
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C O N T E N T S
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I.    SIDE QUESTS
        - Obel Lake
        - Centra Ruins
        - Shumi Tribe
        - Winhill
        - Chocobo Forest 
        - CC members
        - Alien Encounters
        - Card Queen
        - Deep Sea Research center
        - Cactuar Island
        - Omega Weapon
        - SeeD Test Questions
II.   G.F.
        - Getting the G.F.
        - G.F. Abilities
III.  MAGIC        
IV.   CHARACTERS
        - Leveling up
        - Limit Breaks
        - Weaponry
V.    CARDS
        - Info and Locations
        - Rare card info and secrets  
VI.   ITEMS
        - Listing
VII.  MONSTERS
        - Bestiary
VIII. EXTRAS
        - Special Thanks

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I .       S I D E   Q U E S T S
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Here I will explain all the very many side quests of this game. To 
become a master at this game, you have to beat every one of these...

ALSO, BIG NOTE: Almost all of these side-quests MUST MUST MUST be 
completed before disc three, due to time compression.

                              -+-+-+-+-+-
                              |Obel Lake|
                              -+-+-+-+-+-

North of Timber is a lake with water a slightly different color than 
normal (kinda looks murky). There should be a small peninsula reaching 
into the center of the lake. Go to the edge of the this peninsula and 
search it for a set of hidden options to appear.

It will ask you:
   > Throw a Rock
   > Try Humming
Try humming, and a 'black shadow' should appear. If not, keep trying. 
The shadow will tell you that his friend Mr. Monkey is lost, and asks 
you to help find the monkey. He gives you two clues: 'Mr. Monkey may 
have hopped a train toward Dollet', and 'Mr. Monkey likes hanging out 
inside of forests'.

Have you guessed where he is? He's in the forest west of Dollet. Just 
walk around, and eventually you'll run into Mr. Monkey. Either choice 
will make him run for it, so just go back to Obel Lake. Now, the shadow 
will give you clues to 'stones' randomly:

'Take a break at the railroad bridge'
'At the beach near Balamb, something special washes up sometimes'
'Take time off at the Eldbeak Peninsula'
'You'll find something on an island east of Timber'
'You'll find something on top of a mountain with a lake and cavern'
'Back in the day, there used to be a small but beautiful village south 
of here surrounded by deep forrests'
'Mr. Monkey had a rock like this'

NOTE: These are easier to accomplish with Enc-None on.

'At the beach near Balamb, something special washes ashore at times'
   The beach on the Balamb continent houses many rocks, just search the
   area constantly pressing X until you find the rock with 'STSLRM'

'You'll find something on an island east of Timber, too'
   There's an island east of timber without shores...fly Ragnarok there
   and search the island for rocks until you find the one  REAIDR.

'There's also something on top of a mountain with a lake and cavern'
   Near the Galbadia garden site, there should be a mountain with a 
   cavern with water coming out of it. Go on top of that mountain 
   (Monterosa Plateau) and search the area directly above the cavern.
   There, you'll find a bird warming it's eggs. Select 'check it out'
   and you'll fight a Cokatrice. Kill it, then get the rock, which says
   EASNPD.

'Mr. Monkey had a rock like this I think...'
   First of all, go to the peninsula and throw rocks. Throw 'em until 
   it says 'The rock skipped many many times'. After this, go to the 
   forest with Mr. Monkey. Find him, and throw rocks at him ^-^. 
   Eventually, he'll throw a rock back at you, saying URHAEO.

Now...put the rocks together for the final clue (go back to the lake
and the shadow will display the rocks in this order)

S T S L R M
U R H A E O
R E A I D R 
E A S N P D 

See a pattern? If you read it from top right down the list of letters, 
it will say MORDREDPLAINSHASTREASURE; Mordred plains has treasure.
Go to the Mordred Plains, which is north of Esthar. 

Here, different stones are all over the place. The one you really want 
to pay attention to is the red stones. They lie; meaning you should do 
exactly opposite of what they say. If they say that the treasure isn't 
there, then it's there; check it a second time to receive it. The 
treasure is a Three Stars, which teaches the ever useful Expendx3-1 
ability.

'Take a break at the railroad bridge'
   Well, he hints to the many draw points around the world that are 
   located on railroad bridges.

'Take time off at the Eldbeak Peninsula'
   Go to the Eldbeak Peninsula, which is located north of the Balamb 
   Continent. Check around it for a stone which says:

TRETIMEASUREATMINOFFDEISLE
   Figure it out?
   Take the clue literally, and take out the words TIME OFF from the 
   stones. It should now say TREASURE AT MINDE ISLE. Minde Isle is 
   located south of Esthar, and you'll get a Luck-J scroll for your 
   effort.

'Back in the day, south of here, there used to be a small but beautiful 
village surrounded by deep forests. Everyone lived a happy life there'
   In Centra, there should be a forest with a round grassy clearing in 
   middle of it. Inspect it, and Squall will mention that there's a lot 
   of rubble around. Now, the best part of this side quest...

   THERE'S NOTHING HERE!!!

                               +-+-+-+-+-+-
                              |Centra Ruins|
                               -+-+-+-+-+-+

On the Centra continent are two areas which you can explore...Edea's 
house, and the Centra Ruins. It's around the Centra crater. I would 
recommend you do this right after you get the mobile garden.

- Getting Odin
   The first time you enter the ruins, there will be a timer for 20 
   minutes on the screen. I would recommend that for now, you keep 
   Enc-None on. First, climb all the stairs and go up on the altar
   elevator. After this, climb the left stairs all the way to the 
   top and into the room with the machinery. Here, you'll want to 
   activate the switch. Now, climb back down.
   
   After getting back now, there should be another switch that lit up.
   Activate this switch to open up a stairway. Go up the stairway all
   the way up. Here, you'll be able to see a statue with one eye in it.
   Climb the small ladder and take the eye from the statue. Now, go up
   the stairs on the right to the top.

   Here, take the eye you had and put it in the missing socket of the 
   statue here. A random code will appear. Remember this number. Now,
   take both eyes out of the socket and go back down to the previous 
   statue.
 
   At the statue, put both eyes in the socket, and an place to input a
   code should appear. Here, use the directional keys to input the code
   you saw at the top of the ruins. After this, a door should open up 
   and you'll be able to fight Odin.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Odin                    1300 - 31000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan statistics:
----------------------------------------------     A legendary GF that
1     4      121    26     151    1      0   |     sleeps in a dungeon.
10    18     130    45     158    6      2   |     Zantetsuken cuts 
20    33     140    64     166    10     4   |     Anything that stands 
30    47     150    84     174    15     6   |     in its way. 
40    61     159    103    182    19     8   |
50    75     169    122    191    23     10  | 
60    89     179    140    198    28     12  |
70    103    189    159    207    32     14  | 
80    117    199    177    215    36     16  | 
90    130    209    195    223    41     18  |      
100   143    218    212    231    45     20  |      
----------------------------------------------

Draw: Stop, Death, Double, Triple (All levels) 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats: 

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

Really easy. Hopefully, you have 13-17 minutes left. The more the 
better. First of all, scan him. After that, hit him until he has about
two more hits worth of HP left. After this, constantly draw triple,
since the magic junctions well. Keep on drawing until you have about
30-40 seconds left, then defeat him.
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- Tonberry King 
   Ok, first of all, you'll want to have stored a lot of Hi-Potions and 
   Phoenix Downs. This quest is NOT easy, and failing it can be a very
   big waste of time. It took me about 40 minutes to do, but I died on
   the king and had to do it all over again. Slower players can take up 
   to 2 hours to do this quest, so BE CAREFUL!!!

   The party you want for this is Zell, Squall, and your most 3rd most 
   useful character (I recommend Rinoa). Now, you have to be in the 
   beginning area of the ruins. The objective is to kill 18 - 22 
   Tonberries, in a row, and without leaving or saving! Once this is 
   accomplished, the Tonberry King appears at random.
   
The rumor about the 20 chef's knives has been confirmed to 
be...incorrect. Thanks to Morgan Lewis (?) for the information!

ANOTHER NOTE!!!! I have been told (thanks Chris Keppler and quite a few 
other people, but its first come first serve in the thanks department) 
that you can exit the area to save, regardless of what a lot of people 
say! Try it out!!! 
 
   My strategy is to keep Zell and Squall's HP REAL LOW. Also, make 
   sure you have learned Zell's Meteor Drive limit. Tonberries have  
   A LOT of HP (around 20000), and also have an attack which deals 
   about 2000 damage. The catch is, they have to walk across the whole 
   screen before they can hit you (unless they do everyone's grudge, 
   which I'm not sure how it works). Begin the battle with Squall  
   attacking with Renzokuken. After that, use Zell's duel. Depending on 
   your luck, you may start with a lot or little time. Nevertheless, 
   always do this chain of attacks: Punch Rush, Meteor Drive, Mach 
   kick, OR, Booya, Heel Drop, Meteor Drive (whichever one is easier 
   for you). For every second, you should be able to do 2-3 attacks per 
   second, at least. Practice those moves, and you'll able to kill a 
   tonberry with 1-3 duel attacks, meaning killing a tonberry can take 
   as little as 2 minutes! If you use summons or attacks, then it can 
   take upto 5 minutes per battle, meaning it really will take you 2 
   hours to do this quest. After the 20th or so kill, the Tonberry King 
   will appear.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Tonberry King           2500-250000

---------------------------------------------- 
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics: 
----------------------------------------------    The king of the 
1     7      81     21     20     2      0   |    Tonberries. Appears 
10    27     87     41     22     5      0   |    to seek revenge for     
20    49     95     62     25     7      1   |    for all defeated 
30    71     102    84     27     10     1   |    tonberries.
40    93     110    104    30     12     1   |
50    114    117    124    32     15     2   |
60    135    125    143    35     17     2   |
70    156    132    162    37     20     2   |
80    177    140    180    40     22     3   |
90    197    147    197    42     25     3   |
100   217    155    214    45     27     3   |
----------------------------------------------

Draw:     (LV 001-019)     (LV 020-029)     (LV 030-100)
           Death            Death            Death
           Cure             Cura             Curaga
           Life             Life             Full-Life

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

I would recommend that you fight him when he's at level 30+, since 
that's when he would have more useful magics to draw. First of all, 
make sure that at least 2 characters have the draw command. The other 
can have either draw or item. All the characters should have the G.F. 
command, and maybe magic as the missing spot.

You DON'T want to die against this foe. If you do, you'll have to do 
the whole tonberry killing process again. I would NOT recommend you 
fight him at level 100, since he'll have some 250,000 HP (!) then.

What you want to do, is attack with all your best G.F. Cast protect as 
a minimum, and maybe haste. If possible, attack with limits, but 
concentrate on using powerful G.F. instead. He has a selection of 
attacks: It's sharp can do anywhere from 1-9999 damage, and I'm not 
exactly sure how this damage is calculated. Be careful of this attack. 
His normal attack can do about a thousand to a single character. His 
toybox drop can cause 1500 damage to all. 

If any of your characters fall into low HP, draw cast curaga on 
him/her. If they're killed, then draw cast full-life. The battle can be 
tough, especially at later levels, and is time consuming. Good luck!
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                             -+-+-+-+-+-
                            |Shumi Tribe|
                             -+-+-+-+-+-

The Shumi Tribe is located on a large island northwest of Trabia, it's 
on your map. Here, you can find an ultima draw point (5000 gil per 
use!)and some other interesting things. 

Explore the village. Eventually, you'll find someone that needs your 
help to finish a statue. You'll find that you need certain stones to 
complete this quest. The locations to the stones are:

- Blue Stone
   Just to the left of the Laguna statue
- Wind Stone
   On a boulder just to the left of the hotel
- Life Stone
   Tree roots to the right of the Elder's house
- Shadow Stone
   At the surface where the ultima draw point is; check every area with 
   shadow.
- Water Stone
   Check the stone the frog is sitting on, then check for it at the 
   artisan's house (it's used for washing)

After this, the statue is completed. Go to the elder to get a... 
PHEONIX PINION!!!!

After the statue is completed and you got your prize, talk to the 
Elder's Attendant in the workshop. After this, go to the elder to ask 
for more assistance. After this, go talk to the moomba outside.  

Follow the moomba and then return to the elder. He'll say that he needs 
another helper for the completion of the statue. Go back and speak with 
the elder's attendant. After this, go talk to the artisan. Go back to 
the elder, and you'll be asked to find a way to convince the artisan. 

Go to FH and speak with the grease monkey (lives in a repair shop). 
He'll give you a moomba doll. Go back to the tribe, and show the elder 
the doll to receive a status guard.

                                  -+-+-+-
                                 |Winhill|
                                  -+-+-+-

There are a couple of things you can do in Winhill. 

- The Vase Quest
   If you visit the mansion near Raine's old house, there will be a 
   person inside who will ask you for help locating a vase, which 
   unfortunately has shattered.
   
   The pieces of the vase can be found throughout the town. The first 
   piece is located in a suit of armor inside the mansion. The second 
   piece is located in Laguna's old house - in the white flowers. The
   third piece is located in Raine's house; talk to the lady living 
   there until she starts talking about the smell of the flowers 
   downstairs. Go downstairs and observe the flowers on the lower fight 
   corner of the screen. Raine's spirit will appear. Speak to it and a
   cat will replace it. Inspect the cat to find the last piece of the 
   vase. Return the pieces to the person in the mansion to receive a 
   Holy Stone.

                             +-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                            |Chocobo Forest|
                             -+-+-+-+-+-+-+

This is definitely a tough and time consuming quest. In order to finish 
it, you need to solve the puzzle in each chocobo forest. The rewards 
are pretty good, and you get a Chicobo card in the end too!

What you want to do in each forest is to get only one chicobo remaining 
on the screen. Sometimes you have to call them out in a certain order. 
I really cannot describe the order in which to do all this without 
pictures...sorry. If anyone has good instructions to this quest, please 
tell me!!

                               +-+-+-+-+-
                              |CC Members|
                               -+-+-+-+-+

On Balamb garden are some expert card players. For one, I recommend 
that you have some good cards before taking on this quest. Also, you 
need to have won about 15-20 card players before you can actually play 
the members. 

The CC members are not that easy. The first one, Jack, can be found 
walking around the directory every once in a while. After you beat him, 
you can face the Joker. He can be found in the training center; he was 
the one who sold items on the 'plank' near the blizzard draw point. He 
appears randomly, so it could take a while. Also, he has the Leviathan 
card, so remember to get it!

The next member, Club, can be found wandering the hall area around the 
dormitory, cafeteria, and  parking lot. After challenging them, go back 
to the directory. Sometimes, two girls will be walking up to the 
directory. After they stop, challenge them and you'll see that they're 
the Diamond. 

The next member is Spade, who is found on the second floor, near the 
elevator. He is in the same place that the guy who gave you the 7 cards 
in the beginning of the game was. Please note, though, he does appear 
very randomly.

The fifth member, Heart, is Xu, who is found on the bridge. She has the 
Carbuncle card, so make sure you nab it from her. 

The final CC member is a little bit more difficult to find than the 
other members. First, speak with Nida (on the bridge) and then go 
challenge Dr. Kadowaki. She'll mention the king. Now, go back to the 
dorms and take a nap. If any party members are with you, they have to 
leave, so pick that option when at the dorm. The King will appear 
randomly, so just constantly try napping. The King has the Gilgamesh 
card, so make sure you get it. 
                           
                            +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                           |Alien Encounters|
                            -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

Have you found it strange, that say, when you fought in a certain area, 
a little UFO appeared? It sure as hell was that way for me! Before 
taking on this quest, It us required you have Ragnarok, Enc-None, and 5 
Elixirs. 

The first encounter is at the Winhill Bluffs, which is near, you 
guessed it, WINHILL!! The second is on Mandy Beach, a shoreline near 
Timber (check your menu to see your current location). The third is on 
Kashkabald Desert, which is east of the Centra Ruins, and is the desert 
right to the right of Cactuar Island. There are two ways to get here. 
Either you get a chocobo at the forest west of the desert and go the 
long way, or you just fly Ragnarok there. The final encounter is east 
of Trabia, on an island east of Heath Peninsula (actually, the island 
is counted as part of the Peninsula; could this be a glitch?)

After you have encountered the UFO in all four locations, go to the 
plateau just north of the Chocobo Forest in the Grandidi Forest. The 
Grandidi Forest is that huge forest area north of Esthar. Defeat the 
UFO 
(it ain't that hard) than go to the old Balamb garden site. There, you 
will encounter the alien PuPu. 

Here, you have two options: You can give it five elixirs and receive 
the PuPu card, or you could kill the thing and get an Accelerator. I 
would get the card, but it's your choice.

                               +-+-+-+-+-
                              |Card Queen|
                               -+-+-+-+-+

This is probably the second most difficult and longest quest in the 
game. It WILL most DEFINETELY require a large amount of patience, and a 
crapload of resetting (remember the R1R2L1L2StartSelect trick!). If you 
remember, in Balamb, there was a Queen of Cards just outside the Balamb 
station. She will remain in Balamb until you lose/win a rare card to 
her. When that happens, she will move on to another town. What your 
goal should be is to get her to move to Dollet. She has different 
chances in different towns to go to different towns (did you get all 
that? :). When she does move to Dollet, she will have a new option in 
her list when you talk to. If you select that option, she'll request a 
rare card so she could give her father the card to make a new rare 
card. When you lose that card to her, her father will paint a new card, 
and that card will be given to someone around the world. The old card 
(MiniMog for example) will be given to the queen's brother, who lives 
in the artist's house (south of the pub). Play him to receive the card. 

What makes this quest so frustrating is that when you do lose a rare 
card, she'll move to another city, and you'll have to chase her down 
back to Dollet again. When you do lose a card that isn't part of the 
quest, you'll have to play HER to receive the card, meaning doing the 
quest and retrieving your lost cards will literally take hours.

NOTE: You can only lose the requested cards in Dollet! Bad news, since 
you have to abolish the random rule in Dollet to be able to complete 
this quest (well, you could try it with the random rule, but good 
luck!!)

She'll want these cards in this order:

=======================================================================
Card             |New Card         |New Location
=======================================================================
MiniMog           Kiros             Deling City, man in black near Junk
                                    shop.

Sacred            Irvine            F.H., Flo who is the Mayor's wife

Chicobo           Chubby Chocobo    Balamb Garden, guy sitting on bench
                                    in hall outside of library.

Alexander         Doomtrain         Timber, pub owner

Doomtrain         Phoenix           Esthar, Presidential Palace, 
                                    assistant outside of library.
=======================================================================

Here's a chart of where the queen will move.

=======================================================================
Current Area        |Chance of where she'll move to
=======================================================================
Balamb               Dollet(37.5%); Deling City(62.5%)
Deling City          Balamb, Dollet, Winhill(12.5%); F.H.(62.5%)
Dollet               Balamb(37.5%); Deling City(62.5%)
Shumi Village        Balamb(25%); Dollet(50%); Lunar Gate(25%)
Winhill              Deling City, Dollet(37.5%); F.H.(25%)
F.H.                 Dollet(12.5); Winhill(25%); Esthar(62.5%)
Esthar               Dollet, F.H.(12.5%); Shumi(25%); Lunar Gate(50%)
Lunar Gate           Sure as hell any place in the world, good luck 
                     finding her, since she goes anywhere without
                     giving a clue from here!!!
=======================================================================

Some tips to minimize time:

- You should NEVER EVER let her go to the Lunar Gate, and it wouldn't 
be smart to let her go to Deling City, F.H., or Esthar.
- I _REALLY_ recommend that you abolish the random rule from the Dollet 
area, since it'll be near impossible to get the queen to take the cards 
she wants with it. 

MY METHOD OF ABOLISHING:
First of all, go to an area that has at least one new rule to the area 
that has the rule you want to abolish. At the area with the new rule, 
play somebody there so that you could 'remember' that rule. 

FOR EXAMPLE:
   Balamb has the open rule. Dollet has Elemental and Random. You want
   to abolish Random, so go play someone at Balamb to remember the open 
   rule.

Now, go to the area with the rule you want to abolish. Play somebody 
there (make sure they say something like 'Oh, you have new rules, so 
lets play with [new rule area's] rules and ours!'). One of three things 
will happen: Either you will abolish a rule, spread a rule, or nothing 
will happen. If the desired effect fails to occur, then I would reset 
until it does.

- You can do a little 'chain'. What you want to do is get the queen to 
Dollet from Balamb. After this, get her to go back to Balamb, then 
repeat the process. That will prevent her from going across the whole 
world.                  

                        -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                       |Deep Sea Research Center|
                        +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

The Deep Sea Research Center is located in a far, far, remote area. To 
reach it, go to the very bottom left corner of the map. It's around 
there. 

I would prepare before coming here. I recommend you have powerful limit 
breaks (the Lion Heart would be just perfect!), maybe degenerator, and 
lots of high stats. The level down ability might help also. 

Just as you enter the room, there will be a glowing core. If you 
noticed, every step you take probably leads into a battle. Why? If you 
walk when the core is lit, you will probably enter a battle before you 
can say 'HEY!'. Wait till the core is not lit, then walk toward the 
front of it. When you get here, you'll be given some options.

So you wish to challenge me...
 > It's not our will to fight

Pick the one and only option here. You'll be engaged in battle with a 
dreaded Ruby Dragon. Ruby Dragons are my worst nightmare; the only 
thing I find scarier than this is the...well, nothing! I find these 
dragons scarier than even the weapons! If the dragon starts the battle 
off with a 'Breath' attack, you're pretty much finished. That attack 
does about 9700 damage to all my characters!

My strategy to defeat these bastards from hell is to have initiative on 
somebody with the level down ability. As soon as the battle starts, 
cast the ability on the enemy, and they'll be drastically weaker 
(especially if your characters are at higher levels). Keep doing this 
till the dragon can literally do only 2-3 digit damage. Finish it off 
then. Also, you can give Quistis initiative, and also have her HP as 
_LOW_ as possible. When the battle starts, pray that her limit will be 
available, then cast degenerator. If the dragon starts the battle 
quickly and attacks with breath or meteor, you are probably finished 
(but NEVER give up!!). Get her limit up as quick as possible, and use 
degenerate to implode the dragon.

After the first battle, you'll be given another choice:

Begging me for mercy?
 > Yeah...there's nothing I can do
 > Never

Choose never, and you'll fight ANOTHER (!) Ruby Dragon (don't you love 
how hard Square makes their games?!). But...this time, you're 
disabled...the battle starts off as a back attack! I find that VERY 
often, the dragon also starts off his attacks with Breath. Just try to 
use the strategies above and hopefully you'll win.

Damned imbeciles. Why do you wish to fight?
 > For the sake of protecting something
 > None of your imbeciles
 > 

Select the secret third option hidden below the 2 listings. Now, you'll 
fight Bahamut.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Bahamut                 10,800 - 90000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics: 
----------------------------------------------    Called the King of  
1     59     71     62     16     10     0   |    GF. Its Mega Flare 
10    100    80     83     25     14     2   |    ignores all defense.  
20    146    90     105    36     18     4   |    Gives assistance  
30    191    100    126    46     22     5   |    freely to those who
40    236    110    146    57     26     7   |    show their power.
50    255    120    166    67     30     8   |
60    255    130    185    78     34     10  |
70    255    140    203    88     38     12  |
80    255    150    220    99     42     14  |     
90    255    160    236    110    46     15  |
100   255    170    251    120    50     17  |
----------------------------------------------   

Draw: Flare, Curaga, Full-Life, Dispel (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 50%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 50%             Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 0%
Earth         : Misses
Wind          : 0%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 50%
Holy          : 100%   
=======================================================================

He isn't the easiest boss, but he ain't the hardest either. To start 
with an advantage, use Haste on yourself and cast Doomtrain on him. If 
you don't have Doomtrain, cast Meltdown, Slow and Blind on him. Also, 
cast Protect and Shell on yourselves to protect against some of his 
more deadly attacks.

You're at a real advantage since you can draw curative magic from him. 
Because of this, have at least one or two characters have the draw 
skill. Basically, pound on him with G.F., limits, and high level magic. 
Limits are real nice (and Squall has a different animation for 
Renzokuken on Bahamut and other certain bosses). If blinded, his 
options are very limited. The only thing you'll have to worry about is 
his Mega Flare attack. It can do 4000+ damage to you, so I would 
recommend keeping your HP at about 6000 during the whole battle. If 
anyone gets finished off, draw cast Full-Life, and if anybody falls 
below the 4000 mark, draw cast curaga. He shouldn't last too long.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
By now, I hope you only have 1 more G.F. to get...Eden.

After the battle, the core will have exploded. Go back to the Ragnarok, 
and enter it's conference room. Also, talk to all of your characters. 
After this, go back to the center. There should be a way down now.

The way I did this, is:

On the fist floor, use 4 units to go to floor 2. After this, use 1 unit 
to go to floor 3. Repeat this till you're at floor 6. After this, 
inspect the machinery, and _LET ZELL HANDLE IT_. If you don't you will 
not be able to fight Ultima Weapon.

Go down. Make sure you save before going. On each floor, you'll fight 
3-5 groups of a certain type of enemy. First, you'll fight TriFaces. 
After this, you'll fight imps and grendels. After this, you'll fight 
Behemoths. After this, Ruby Dragons. Finally, you'll fight 2 Iron 
Giants (!) at once. After all this crap, you'll finally be at the 
bottom. 

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot go back up to save/heal or else you'll be 
starting over.

NEW!!! Secondary super easy strategy found!! Thanks bigtime to The 
Eliminator!

The way you do this is:
 - On the first floor, 4 units are spent no matter what.
 - On the second floor, use 2 units to get to get down to the next 
   floor.
 - On the third floor, spend 4 units on the monitor a little to the 
   left of the stairs to enter the steam room. Here, use the station to
   recharge 7 steam units. Now, go back to the main room and use 1 unit
   to open the way to the next floor.
 - On the fourth floor, use 1 unit to get to the next floor.
 - On the fifth floor, use 1 unit to go to floor 6.
 - Here, don't let Zell operate the machinery, and spend 4 units to go
   straight to Ultima Weapon.

Once at the bottom, use the Move-Find ability to find a save point. 
Save, then use your remaining ten units of steam to activate the final 
controls. After this, you'll engage in battle with Ultima Weapon.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Ultima Weapon           51000-160000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics
----------------------------------------------    The strongest 
1     40     12     8      127    27     0   |    ultimate monster.  
10    62     28     27     130    28     1   |    It's said to be 
20    87     45     48     133    50     1   |    impossible to defeat.
30    110    64     69     137    50     1   |
40    133    81     90     140    85     3   |
50    155    99     111    143    85     3   |
60    177    117    132    147    98     3   |
70    197    135    152    150    109    4   |
80    217    152    173    153    121    4   |
90    236    171    193    157    133    5   |
100   254    188    213    160    145    5   | 
----------------------------------------------

Draw: Regen, Dispel, Ultima, Eden (All levels)

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Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

All I can say is that he's not easy. First thing you should do in 
battle is to draw Eden. After this, you'll want to cast meltdown on him 
and also Aura on yourself. 

If you can pull it off, try using Lion Heart (limit break). If you can 
do it, it will most likely destroy the weapon. Otherwise, pound it with 
limits and G.F. Watch out! His light pillar attack can kick one of your
guys out; it does 9999 damage. Revive with Full-Life. It might help to 
cast haste on everybody. Well, that's about all the strategy I can give 
you, GOOD LUCK!!
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                             -+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                            |Cactuar Island|
                             +-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Cactuar island is a small desert island just east of the Kashkabald 
Desert. It contains the ever popular cactuar - little cacti who have 
made previous appearances in other FF games.

In this game, Cactuars are hard to hit, as normal, but in addition they 
run almost immediately in battle also. But, they give an amazing 20 AP 
each! This is probably where you would want to come to get your skills 
learned.

What I do is I put initiative on Zell and have his HP really low. After 
this, I use his limit, and do a finishing blow which hits all the 
enemies. Also, you can attack with Squall or Selphie with their best 
weapons; they have 255% hit rates.

The special part about this island is that you might see a little 
Cactuar head that pops out of the desert at random areas. If you run 
into it (not with Ragnarok) than you will fight the giant cactuar, 
another G.F.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Jumbo Cactuar           6000-600000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    Some Cactuars live 
1     21     26     13     13     5      0   |    long lives and grow 
10    35     30     23     25     6      0   |    huge. This Jumbo
30    50     36     35     38     8      1   |    Cactuar is one of  
40    80     47     57     64     10     1   |    those.
50    94     53     69     77     11     2   |
60    108    59     80     90     13     2   |
70    121    64     91     103    14     2   |
80    135    70     102    116    15     2   |
90    148    76     113    129    16     3   |
100   160    81     123    142    18     3   |
----------------------------------------------

Draw: Meltdown, Demi, Tornado (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 50%             Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 290%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

A really huge cactuar. I thought this was a pretty easy battle. My tip 
to you is to fight this cactuar at a low a level as you can, since at 
level 100 he'll have over half a million HP. Basically, what you want 
to do is just constantly pound with limit breaks and G.F. (specifically 
Leviathan). Also, the Renzokuken has a different animation for the 
cactuar, and I suggest that you see it. He has a lot of HP, but the 
only attack that you should worry about is the 10000 needles attack, as 
that causes instant death to a character. If it is cast, then I would 
revive him.

BIG NOTE: Toward the end of the battle, Jumbo Cactuar will start 
'hesitating'(you'll be given a message). This is your cue to start 
throwing major cans of whoop ass on the cactuar, because that's a sign 
that this thing is about to run away. Use limits and Leviathan to 
quickly finish it off.
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+-+-+-+-+-+-
                             |Omega Weapon|
                              -+-+-+-+-+-+

Hey y'all! I found a good strategy to defeat him...all by myself 
*GASP*! 

For you cheap people out there, if you feel like having an instant win, 
I've heard the 'The End'(Selphie's strongest limit) works on Omega! If 
you feel like doing it the cheap way, than use this tactic. But 
remember, the truly good players don't use ways like this to defeat the 
big bosses.
   
Preparations:

All the fighters should have their strongest weapons.

Everybody should have ability to junction at least to HP, Str, Vit, 
Spr, Mag, and Spd. Now, junction:

- Full life to HP
- Meteor / Ultima / Aura to Str
- Regen to Defense
- Meteor / Ultima to Mag
- Reflect to Spr
- Haste to Spd 

- 100 death to status defense.

It is recommended that you have at least 80, if not a hundred, of the 
specified magics. Having Zell, Squall, and Rinoa is a good party (Rinoa 
is an ABSOLUTE requirement) Also, everybody MUST be at 9999 hp. Also, 
have everybody have (hopefully) hp + 40 or 80 (to get your HP to 9999) 
and have str + 60 , and the last should be probably be Vit + 40, or Spr 
+ 40. Str and Hp are first priority, then Vitality (or Spr, tell me 
what Terra Break is based on!). If all your characters are at least 
level 75, you should be able to get all your HP to 9999, Str above 200, 
vit above 130, Mag above 130, and spr above 120. 

Now, have two of your characters have one of these abilities: Recover, 
Revive. All of your characters should have GF and Magic. 

Try to get your compatibility with Cerberus and Eden real high. Put 
full life, aura, haste, protect, shell, and curaga at the front of your 
magic list.

Now, get set to battle the weapon!!! *NOTE: this is a extremely 
difficult strategy, and will piss novice, intermediate, and even expert 
players off, but it's the only way to I could find to do without using 
Card refining. 

At the castle, have one of your parties save at the area right at the 
bottom of the winding tower leading to Tiamat and Ultimecia (need move-
find). Now, go back outside the cathedral (this should be the party 
that is going to fight omega weapon, by the way) and switch parties. 
With the second party, go to the entrance. Now, go up the first set of 
stairs. At the 3 way split, go right. Enter the door there, and go down 
the stairs. Here, you should see a wire hanging down toward the bottom 
left corner of the screen. Pull the wire down, and you'll have one 
minute to find Omega weapon. 

Go to the green switch spot just north. Switch to the other party. Now, 
go back into the cathedral, and the big thing should be there.

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SPECIAL BOSS BATTLE (SMoon's strategy)     HP:
            Omega Weapon                    115105-1161000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    Stronger than Ultima
1     67     61     70     121    61     0   |    Weapon, Omega Weapon 
10    113    65     128    125    61     1   |    is the strongest 
20    163    70     193    131    61     1   |    monster. It is bad 
30    213    76     255    136    61     2   |    luck to run into this
40    255    81     255    142    61     2   |    monster.
50    255    86     255    136    61     3   |
60    255    92     255    153    61     3   |
70    255    97     255    158    61     4   |
80    255    102    255    164    61     4   |
90    255    108    255    169    61     5   |
100   255    113    255    175    61     5   |
---------------------------------------------

Draw: Flare, Holy, Meteor, Ultima (All levels)

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Status Stats: 

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          :-100%
Ice           :-100%
Lightning     :-100%
Earth         :-100%
Wind          :-100%
Water         :-100%
Poison        :-100%
Holy          :-100%
=======================================================================

The ultimate monster. His attacks are in the extremes. He uses Ultima, 
LV 5 death, Meteor, Light Pillar(does 9999 damage to a single 
character), Medigo Flame(9998 damage to all characters which is 
unblockable), and finally, Terra Break, which does about 15-20 hits for 
about 4500 damage. Terra Break can be protected from by protect, but 
even with it you'll be lucky to have one character just barely holding 
on. Probably harder than the previous weapons from before. Following my 
strategy above:

Have Cerberus cast immediately at the beginning of the battle. Now, 
cast haste and aura on everybody. After this, just wait. Make sure your 
HP stays at 9999; if your characters are damaged, then use Curaga. If 
he uses Terra Break, your finished. Have Rinoa ready. When he uses 
Medigo Flame, have Rinoa call Angelo. Hopefully, she'll use Invincible 
Moon (BTW - If you have wishing star, good luck, since she'll probably 
use those attacks more often) With you having aura and only 1HP 
remaining, your chance of doing Invincible Moon should be high, but 
like I said before, BEWARE!!! If you have other advanced moves (like 
wishing star) she'll most likely use that instead. If that's the case, 
TRY to have at least one holy war available, and use that instead.

Hope you got all that. Now, when your invincible, you should have aura 
on, so just wail at him with limit breaks. Squall should have a high 
rate of using Lionheart, and Zell will probably have 12 seconds each 
time for his limit break. All Rinoa did for me was invincible moon, so 
I guess that if your invincibility fails, then use it again (but since 
your at 1 hp, your chance of surviving is not likely). If you can get 
in enough hits, you should be able to defeat him before your 
invincibility disappears. It took me a few tries, but I eventually did 
it. Good luck!
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                           -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                          |SeeD Test Questions|
                           -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Here are the answers to the SeeD written test questions. Also, 
remember, you may only take tests up to your current level.

 --------------------------------------
|SeeD Test Answers                     |
 --------------------------------------
|Test 1 : Y N Y Y Y N N Y N N          |
|Test 2 : Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N N          | 
|Test 3 : N N Y N Y Y Y N Y N          | 
|Test 4 : N Y Y Y N N Y Y N N          | 
|Test 5 : N N N Y Y N N Y Y Y          | 
|Test 6 : Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y          | 
|Test 7 : Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N          | 
|Test 8 : N Y N N Y Y N N Y N          | 
|Test 9 : N Y N N N N N N Y Y          | 
|Test 10: Y N N N N N N N Y N          | 
|Test 11: Y Y N Y Y N Y N N Y          | 
|Test 12: N Y N N Y N Y N Y N          | 
|Test 13: Y N N N Y N N N N N          | 
|Test 14: Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N          | 
|Test 15: Y Y N N N N N Y N Y          |  
|Test 16: Y N N Y N Y N N Y N          | 
|Test 17: Y N N N Y N N Y N N          |  
|Test 18: Y N N N Y N N N N N          | 
|Test 19: Y N N Y N N N N N Y          | 
|Test 20: Y Y N Y N Y Y Y N N          | 
|Test 21: Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N          | 
|Test 22: N N N Y N N N Y Y N          | 
|Test 23: Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y          | 
|Test 24: Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y          |  
|Test 25: Y N Y Y Y N N Y N N          | 
|Test 26: Y Y N Y N Y N Y N N          | 
|Test 27: N Y N N N N Y N Y N          | 
|Test 28: Y N N Y Y Y N Y N N          | 
|Test 29: N N N Y Y N N N Y N          | 
|Test 30: N Y N N N N Y N N N          | 
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=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
I I .     G U A R D I A N   F O R C E S
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

                           -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                          |Getting the G.F.|
                           +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This is where I will explain how to get each G.F.. I will use their 
DEFAULT NAMES throughout the faq.

G.F. LIST
    
    - Quezacotl     - Brothers          - Pandemona        - Bahamut
    
    - Shiva         - Diablos           - Alexander        - Cactuar
    
    - Ifrit         - Carbuncle         - Cerberus         - Tonberry
    
    - Siren         - Leviathan         - Doomtrain        - Eden

SEMI-G.F. List

    - Phoenix       Use a phoenix pinion during battle
    - Mini Mog      Learn ability with Mog's Amulet 
    - Chocobo       Use a Gysahl Green
    - Odin          Find at the Centra Ruins (see CENTRA RUINS in the 
                    SIDE QUESTS section) 
    - Gilgamesh     Receive if you have Odin when you fight Seifer on
                    Lunatic Pandora

THE G.F. I _ABSOLUTELY_ RECOMMEND YOU TO GET AND WHY, ALTHOUGH I HOPE 
YOU GET ALL OF THEM

- Carbuncle                 It's reflect casting abilities will help 
                            tremendously in some battles.

- Cerberus                  Double and Triple - All in one...need I say
                            more?

- Doomtrain                 Probably the best G.F. in the game, very 
                            high HP and casts almost EVERY status 
                            ailment on all enemies with high success.

- Eden                      The most damaging G.F. in the game, the 
                            only summon in all of FF history that can  
                            inflict five (yes, FIVE) digit damage (well
                            except for maybe Cactuar, but lets not talk
                            about him now). Let's see, at level 100 he
                            can do 11550 damage. Add SumMag + 40%,
                            then he does 23100 (remember, SumMag is 
                            cumulative). Now, add boost at max (250%),
                            and he can do 57750!


 
                             +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                            |Getting the G.F.|
                             -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

Note: As most of you probably can figure, !!! means the ability comes 
already learned.

                        (((( Q U E Z A C O T L ))))
   Access the study panel in the classroom on Balamb garden. Check the 
   tutorial to receive the G.F. It's attack, Thunder Storm, does 
   lightning damage. Nice abilities for this GF are: Card and Card Mod.
   These two abilities allow you to get cards and change them into just
   about any item you want. Also, its junction abilities are useful 
   this early in the game.


Ability List: Quezacotl                                                 
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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HP-J             |None                                          |50   |  
Vit-J            |None                                          |50   | 
Mag-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Elem-Atk-J       |Mag + 20%                                     |160  |
Elem-Def-J       |Vit-J                                         |100  | 
Elem-Def-Jx2     |Elem-Def-J                                    |130  |
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Card             |None                                          |40   | 
Mag + 20%        |None                                          |60   | 
Mag + 40%        |Mag + 20%                                     |120  |
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   |
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   | 
T Mag-RF         |None                                          |30   | 
Mid Mag-RF       |T Mag-RF                                      |60   | 
Card Mod         |Card                                          |80   |
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                           (((( S H I V A ))))
   Retrieve in the same area as Quezacotl. Shiva is a useful ice G.F., 
   and her Diamond Dust attack is traditional from other FF games. Her
   useful abilities are her Spr/Vit +, and her other junctions.

Ability List: Shiva                                                     
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Str-J            |None                                          |50   |
Vit-J            |None                                          |50   | 
Spr-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Elem-Atk-J       |Str-J                                         |160  | 
Elem-Def-J       |Spr + 20%                                     |100  | 
Elem-Def-Jx2     |Elem-Def-J                                    |130  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  |
Doom             |Reaching LV 10                                |60   | 
Vit + 20%        |Vit-J                                         |60   |
Vit + 40%        |Vit + 20%                                     |120  | 
Spr + 20%        |None                                          |60   | 
Spr + 40%        |Spr + 20%                                     |120  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   | 
I Mag-RF         |None                                          |30   |
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                           (((( I F R I T ))))
   It's the first boss, found in the fire cavern. He utilizes a fire 
   attack called Hell Fire. If your reading this, (experts should only) 
   you most likely got him already, but oh hell, here ya go. Oh, and
   by the way, his useful abilities are his Str abilities, and his 
   Ammo-RF.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Ifrit                   1068

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    Fire GF; uses fire 
6     37     44     9      183    3      0   |    magic. It's a strong
----------------------------------------------    opponent but, as it
                                                  is a part of Garden's
                                                  exam, not impossible 
                                                  to defeat.

Draw: Fire, Cure, Scan (only one level!)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats: 

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : -100%
Ice           : 200%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Water         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

It's really not that hard. Just make sure you have some GF junctioned, 
and use Shiva, Quezacotl, and Ice magic. If your trying to get the 
highest initial SeeD ranking, then I suggest that you get him to low HP 
(so that you could kill him with one _ATTACK_) and wait till about 20 
seconds are left. Then you attack him, and the battle should finish 
with less than 7 secs left.
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Ability List: Ifrit                                                     
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |  AP |
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HP-J             |None                                          | 050 |
Str-J            |None                                          | !!! | 
Elem-Atk-J       |None                                          | !!! | 
Elem-Def-J       |None                                          | 100 | 
Elem-Def-Jx2     |Elem-Def-J                                    | 130 | 
Magic            |None                                          | !!! | 
GF               |None                                          | !!! | 
Draw             |None                                          | !!! | 
Item             |None                                          | !!! |
Mad Rush         |Reach LV 10                                   | 060 | 
Str + 20%        |None                                          | 060 | 
Str + 40%        |Str + 20%                                     | 120 | 
Str Bonus        |Str + 40%                                     | 100 | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          | 040 | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  | 070 | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  | 140 |
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          | 040 | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    | 070 | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    | 140 | 
Boost            |None                                          | 010 | 
Fire Mag-RF      |None                                          | 030 | 
Ammo-RF          |Reach LV 10                                   | 030 | 
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                            (((( S I R E N ))))
   Draw her from Elvoret on top of the Dollet Communications Tower. She
   uses an attack called Silent Voice, which inflicts Silence (not 
   always though) and also small amounts of non-elemental damage.
   She has, though, good Mag abilities, and also the ever useful 
   Treatment and Move-Find abilities.


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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Elvoret                 1563 - 3523

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    A monster that lives 
1     17     2      10     127    8      0   |    in the abandoned 
10    27     4      27     130    10     1   |    Dollet Communications
11    28     4      28     130    10     1   |    tower. No one knows 
----------------------------------------------    where it came from.

Draw: Thunder, Cure, Double, Siren (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats: 

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 60%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 90%             Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 0%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : Misses
Water         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Poison        : 0%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

Of course, what you want to do first is draw Siren. The way to defeat 
this monster is just pound away with your strongest G.F. Eventually, he 
should be easily defeated. If he does the attack that hits all your 
characters for about 200-300 damage, then draw cast cure on your 
characters. 
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Ability List: Siren                                                          
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Mag-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
St-Atk-J         |None                                          |!!!  | 
St-Def-J         |None                                          |!!!  | 
St-Def-Jx2       |None                                          |130  |
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  |
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Treatment        |Reach LV 12                                   |100  | 
Mag + 20%        |None                                          |60   |
Mag + 40%        |Mag + 20%                                     |120  | 
Mag Bonus        |Mag + 40%                                     |100  | 
Move Find        |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   |
L Mag-RF         |None                                          |30   | 
ST Med-RF        |None                                          |30   | 
Tool-RF          |None                                          |30   | 
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                        (((( B R O T H E R S ))))
   They're located at the Tomb of the Unknown King. They have useful 
   HP + and HP-J abilities. There attack 'Brotherly Love' is one of the
   rare earth attacks which causes fairly large amounts of damage, but
   has a low ability to even hit many monsters.

            _____
           |_ B _|            MAP OF THE TOMB
          ___| |___              A: Sacred's Location
         |  _   _  |             B: Floodgate Controls
      ___| |_| |_| |___          C: Drawbridge Controls
 _   |  _   _   _   _  |  _      D: Final Location of Brothers
| |__| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| | 
|C __   _   _ D _   _   _ A|
|_|  | |_| |_| |_| |_| | |_|
     |___   _   _   ___|
         | |_| |_| |
         |___   ___|
             | |
             | |

From the entrance - go up, right, left, right, left, right, up. Here, 
you will encounter one of the Brothers, Sacred. 

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Sacred                  855-36375

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------     Earth GF in Tomb of 
1     12     60     36     31     10     0   |     the Unknown King. 
10    35     61     48     40     15     1   |     Recovers by power of 
20    60     62     74     61     24     2   |     the earth. Attacks 
30    85     63     74     61     24     2   |     with large steel 
40    110    65     86     72     28     4   |     orb.
50    134    66     99     82     32     4   |
60    158    67     111    93     37     5   |
70    182    68     124    103    41     6   |
75    194    69     130    108    43     6   |
---------------------------------------------- 

Draw: Shell, Protect, Berserk, Life (All levels)

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Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         :-100%
Wind          : 200%
Water         : 100% 
Poison        : 200%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

This is a pretty easy battle. Just cast all of your G.F. once or twice 
in a row, and he will be quickly defeated. BTW - if you have the 
chance, stock up on his magic!
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After this, you should go back one, go right, left, right, left, right, 
up. Here, activate the floodgate controls. Then, go back one, go right, 
left, right, left, right, up. Here, activate the drawbridge. Now, go 
back one, right, left, straight, left, straight. Here, you'll fight 
both of the brothers.

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BOSS BATTLE                  HP:
      Sacred                  855-36375

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------     Earth GF in Tomb of 
1     12     60     36     31     10     0   |     the Unknown King. 
10    35     61     48     40     15     1   |     Recovers by power of 
20    60     62     74     61     24     2   |     the earth. Attacks 
30    85     63     74     61     24     2   |     with large steel 
40    110    65     86     72     28     4   |     orb.
50    134    66     99     82     32     4   |
60    158    67     111    93     37     5   |
70    182    68     124    103    41     6   |
75    194    69     130    108    43     6   |
----------------------------------------------
      
Draw: Shell, Protect, Berserk, Life (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         :-100%
Wind          : 200%
Water         : 100% 
Poison        : 200%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

      Minotaur                578-27218

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    Sacred's older 
1     9      40     26     31     10     0   |    brother. This Earth
10    28     40     38     35     15     1   |    G.F. has healing 
20    48     41     51     41     19     2   |    ability, as long as 
40    87     42     76     52     28     3   |    his feet are on the 
50    107    42     89     57     32     4   |    ground
60    126    43     101    63     37     4   |
70    145    43     114    68     41     5   |
75    154    43     120    71     43     6   |
----------------------------------------------          

Draw: Shell, Protect, Beserk, Double (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 0%
Wind          : 200%
Water         : 100% 
Poison        : 200%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

Twice the G.F., twice the challenge. This is not a very easy, nor very 
hard battle. Think...first of all, if you scan Minotaur, it says that 
it will be healed as long as its feet are _on the ground_ so, guess 
what will prevent his feet from touching the ground? Cast float on him 
and Sacred if this healing is starting to pester you. Basically, 
casting protect/shell on your characters will be a big help in the 
beginning of the battle. Your strongest G.F. and Tornado (draw from 
Thrustaevis outside, or mug windmills and convert them into tornadoes) 
are effective enough to attack them with. Eventually, the brothers will 
fall. My only caution is Minotaur's Mad Cow Special, which will hurt 
you pretty bad. Cast cura or curaga on your characters to recover from 
the attack.
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Ability List: Brothers
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
HP-J             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Str-J            |None                                          |50   | 
Spr-J            |None                                          |50   | 
Elem-Atk-J       |Str-J                                         |160  | 
Elem-Def-J       |Spr-J                                         |100  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Defend           |None                                          |100  | 
HP + 20%         |None                                          |!!!  | 
HP + 40%         |None                                          |120  | 
HP + 80%         |HP + 40%                                      |240  | 
Cover            |None                                          |100  | 
HP Bonus         |HP + 80%                                      |100  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   |
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  |
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   | 
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                        (((( D I A B L O S ))))
   If you talk to Cid before going on to the Timber mission, he'll give 
   you a magic lamp. If you read its description, it says 'to save 
   before you use it!'. Well, save before you do, and then use it to 
   enter battle with Diablos. Diablos is one of the two only gravity 
   magics available for you to use. At first, he won't do very much,
   but as he gains levels, he can instantly kill enemies (under 9999 
   HP, that is). His level determines the percentage of HP an enemy has
   taken off. Useful abilities are the Enc-None, HP+, and Ability x3. 
   Mug is also an extremely useful ability.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Diablos                 1600-80800

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    A mysterious GF 
1     17     51     5      77     15     0   |    living in another 
10    57     56     28     90     20     1   |    dimension. Uses
20    102    62     52     105    25     2   |    gravity attacks to
30    146    68     76     120    30     2   |    take all HP away
40    190    75     100    135    34     4   |    from opponent.
50    234    81     122    150    39     4   |
60    255    87     144    165    44     5   |
70    255    100    187    195    53     7   |
80    255    106    207    210    58     8   |
90    255    106    207    210    58     8   |
100   255    112    226    225    62     8   |
----------------------------------------------               

Draw:     (LV 001-019)     (LV 020-029)     (LV 030-100)
           Cure             Cura             Curaga
           Demi             Demi             Demi
                                             Holy
     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 50%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%              
Slow          : 90%             Stop           : 0%              
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%              
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 50%             
Gravity       : 100%        
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : Misses
Water         : 100%
Wind          : 150%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

As you can see, it would not be a very smart idea to fight him at later 
levels, as his statistics are at par with Ultima and even Omega weapon. 
I would fight him at a VERY low level, around 10-20 if possible. Even 
then, this is still a pretty hard level.

Diablos attack is very high. So, to counter this, cast blind. Also, 
cast slow on him. There is a catch...he is susceptible to Gravity 
attacks; just draw cast Demi on him until you can easily defeat him 
with other attacks.

Diablos attacks with Gravija, which knocks out 3/4 of your character's 
HP. At this point, you can either heal yourselves or blast away with 
limits. I would heal, and use the Demi strategy, but what you do is up 
to you. Good luck!
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Ability List: Diablos 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
HP-J             |None                                          |50   | 
Mag-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Hit-J            |None                                          |120  | 
Ability x3       |None                                          |!!!  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Darkside         |None                                          |100  | 
HP + 20%         |HP-J                                          |60   | 
HP + 40%         |HP + 20%                                      |120  | 
HP + 80%         |HP + 40%                                      |240  | 
Mag + 20%        |None                                          |60   | 
Mag + 40%        |Mag + 20%                                     |120  | 
Mug              |None                                          |200  | 
Enc-Half         |None                                          |30   | 
Enc-None         |Enc-Half                                      |100  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
Time Mag-RF      |None                                          |30   | 
ST Mag-RF        |None                                          |30   |
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                       (((( C A R B U N C L E ))))
   Draw it from the Iguions (Deling City, First Disc). Its 'attack', 
   Ruby Light, proves its usefulness with it casting reflect on all 
   your characters. He has a variety of useful skills: Ability x3,
   ST-Atk / ST-Def-Js, HP and Vit +, and Auto Reflect.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Iguion (x2)             127-1747

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    A mutation of a 
1     14     52     10     10     3      0   |    hallway decoration.
10    21     70     17     15     6      0   |    Uses Petrify attacks.
19    28     88     23     19     8      1   |    Someone has given it
----------------------------------------------    the reflect power.

Draw: Cure, Esuna, Break, Carbuncle (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 0%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 200%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 0%
Holy          : 250%
=======================================================================

A really easy battle; draw Carbuncle, then try and stock up on some of 
it's magic. It doesn't really have attacks you need to worry about; if 
your HP gets too low, then draw cast cure to heal yourselves. After 
your finished with your business, use your G.F. to kill them almost 
immediately.
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Ability List: Carbuncle
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
HP-J             |None                                          |50   |
Vit-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Mag-J            |None                                          |50   | 
St-Atk-J         |Mag-J                                         |160  | 
St-Def-J         |None                                          |100  |
St-Def-Jx2       |St-Def-J                                      |130  | 
Ability x3       |None                                          |!!!  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
HP + 20%         |HP-J                                          |60   | 
HP + 40%         |HP + 20%                                      |120  | 
Vit + 20%        |None                                          |60   | 
Vit + 40%        |Vit + 20%                                     |120  | 
Vit Bonus        |Vit + 40%                                     |100  | 
Counter          |None                                          |200  | 
Auto-Reflect     |Counter                                       |250  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
Recov Med-RF     |None                                          |30   |
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                       (((( L E V I A T H A N ))))
   Draw from Master NORG. Leviathan is one of the only water based 
   attacks in the game. He has an extremely useful ability: Recover. 
   This ability automatically recovers one character completely.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Norg Pod                2000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics: 
----------------------------------------------    A defense shelter 
1     1      150    1      171    56     1   |    protecting Master
10    3      152    7      178    64     1   |    NORG. The shelter
20    6      156    17     192    90     1   |    must be destroyed in
27    6      156    17     192    80     1   |    order to attack NORG, 
----------------------------------------------    who is inside the 
                                                  shelter.
Draw:     (LV 001-019)     (LV 020-027)
           Cure             Cura

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------    

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%    
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 50%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 0%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

      NORG Left Pod           57-2865

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    NORG's support system
1     11     255    4      255    41     0   |    with auto-recover 
10    27     255    22     255    49     0   |    functions that 
20    43     255    42     255    58     1   |    restore any damage. 
27    55     255    56     255    65     1   |    Uses attack magic. 
----------------------------------------------    Immune to all      
                                                  elements.
Draw:     (LV 001-019)     (LV 020-027)
           Thunder          Thundara  
           Life             Life
                            Bio

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------    

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 0%    
Ice           : 0%
Lightning     : 0%
Earth         : 0%
Wind          : 0%
Water         : 0%
Poison        : 0%
Holy          : 0%
=======================================================================

      NORG Right Pod          57-2865

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    NORG's support system
1     11     255    4      255    41     0   |    with auto-recover 
10    27     255    22     255    49     0   |    functions that 
20    43     255    42     255    58     1   |    restore any damage. 
27    55     255    56     255    65     1   |    Uses status attacks. 
----------------------------------------------    Immune to all      
                                                  elements.
Draw: Dispel, Confuse, Slow (All Levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 0%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------    

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 0%    
Ice           : 0%
Lightning     : 0%
Earth         : 0%
Wind          : 0%
Water         : 0%
Poison        : 0%
Holy          : 0%
=======================================================================

      NORG                    4400-12200

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    Master of Balamb 
1     17     4      52     11     5      0   |    Garden. Opposes 
10    40     5      70     18     10     1   |    Headmaster Cid in
20    66     7      91     25     14     3   |    trying to control 
27    83     8      105    31     17     3   |    Balamb Garden.
----------------------------------------------

Draw: Shell, Protect, Esuna, Leviathan (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 90%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Poison        : 0%
Wind          : 200% 
Water         : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

This is a pretty huge pod. I would recommend having at least two 
characters with draw. First of all, the real NORG is hidden behind the 
shell. If you can, try and mug the Mag Up and Spr Up from the 
right/left pods. It does take awhile. Unless you're really weak, the 
pods should not be a problem. If they cast a status effect on you, just 
cast Esuna (hoping that you have some in stock). If you don't, then 
you'll have to quickly destroy the pod. It isn't that hard. Just cast 
all your GFs to destroy it. After it is destroyed, NORG will be out.

NORG has Leviathan, so draw it. He also has draw available, so remember 
that too. Now, if you have the chance, mug him for his circlet. After 
this, you should be able to easily take care of it with your GF.

NOTE: Does anybody have info on his pod lights? You know, how if you 
hit them, it changes colors, and sometimes it doesn't attack depending 
on its color? Contribute please! 
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Ability List: Leviathan
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Spr-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Mag-J            |None                                          |50   | 
Elem-Atk-J       |Mag-J                                         |160  | 
Elem-Def-Jx2     |None                                          |130  |
Recover          |None                                          |200  | 
Spr + 20%        |None                                          |60   | 
Spr + 40%        |Spr + 20%                                     |120  | 
Spr Bonus        |Spr + 40%                                     |100  | 
Auto-Potion      |None                                          |150  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
GFHP + 10%       |SumMag + 10%                                  |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   |
Supt Mag-RF      |None                                          |20   | 
GF Recov Med-RF  |Supt Mag-RF                                   |30   |
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                      (((( P A N D E M O N A ))))
   You have to draw the GF from Raijin and Fujin, when you fight them 
   at Balamb city. Pandemona is the strongest wind attack in the game,
   and quite a few enemies are weak against the element. Useful 
   abilities he has are his Initiative, Spd +, and Str +.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Raijin                  400-11600

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    Looking for Ellone 
1     32     42     3      1      10     2   |    with Fujin. Good at 
10    50     57     13     3      12     3   |    physical attacks. 
20    70     75     24     6      13     3   |    Tries to act cool 
29    88     91     34     8      15     3   |    around other people.
----------------------------------------------

Draw: Thunder, Thundara, Shell, Protect (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats: 

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 40%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 40%             Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 70%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     :-100%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 150%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

      Fujin                   300-8700

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva | Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------  Looking for Ellone 
1     23     6      8      121    15     10  |  under Seifer's command.
10    39     10     27     128    18     11  |  Uses wind magic through
20    57     15     48     136    20     12  |  the help of a another
29    72     20     67     144    22     13  |  being with wind power.
----------------------------------------------  Attacks with pinwheel.

Draw: Aero, Cura, Life, Pandemona (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats: 

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 60%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 60%
Slow          : 60%             Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 40%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100% 
Ice           : 100% 
Lightning     : 100% 
Earth         : 100% 
Wind          :-100
Water         : 100% 
Poison        : 150%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

This can be a fairly difficult battle. Raijin might come in right away 
and attack with his Raijin Special, which doe 700-1200 damage to a 
single character. This person will most likely almost immediately be 
killed, depending on his condition from the prior battle.

After getting healed up, I would recommend you take out Fujin (the 
woman) first. Use all your GF for a quicker kill, but avoid Quezacotl 
as he will heal Raijin. Draw Cast Cura throughout the battle to heal
up those who need it.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Ability List: 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Str-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Spd-J            |None                                          |120  | 
Elem-Atk-J       |None                                          |!!!  | 
Elem-Def-J       |None                                          |!!!  | 
Elem-Def-Jx2     |None                                          |130  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Absorb           |None                                          |80   | 
Str + 20%        |None                                          |60   | 
Str + 40%        |Str + 20%                                     |120  |
Spd + 20%        |Spd-J                                         |150  | 
Spd + 40%        |Spd + 20%                                     |200  | 
Initiative       |None                                          |160  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   |
----------------------------------------------------------------------- 

(((( C E R B E R U S ))))
   To receive Cerberus, fight him at the Galbadia Garden lobby. He is
   probably one of the most useful GF; his 'Counter Rockets' cast 
   Double and Triple on all of you're characters. He has a VAST array 
   of useful abilities: Junctions for everything but Eva, HP, and Vit; 
   St-Def-Jx4, Ability x3, Auto-Haste, and of course his Spd +.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Cerberus                7100-10000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |   Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------    A 3-headed demon-dog 
1     27     11     55     101    11     5   |    of hell. In triple,
10    50     20     101    113    20     6   |    each of the 3 heads
20    75     30     152    125    29     7   |    use different magic.
30    99     40     202    138    38     7   |    The tail is also 
----------------------------------------------    powerful.

Draw: Quake, Double, Triple (All levels)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 0%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 0%
Slow          : 0%              Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 80%
Gravity       : 100%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100% 
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     :-50%
Earth         : 100% 
Wind          : 0%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 100% 
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

Cerberus isn't too hard of an enemy. Hopefully, you'll have a few 
dispels. If Cerberus casts triple on himself, cast dispel to counter 
it. This way, he won't be able to attack you, unless he uses his tail 
attack. Anyway, just blast away with all your GF and characters with 
high attacks, and he should fall very easily.
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Ability List: Pandemona
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Str-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Mag-J            |None                                          |50   | 
Spr-J            |None                                          |50   | 
Spd-J            |None                                          |120  | 
Hit-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
St-Atk-J         |Mag-J                                         |160  | 
St-Def-J         |Spr-J                                         |100  | 
St-Def-Jx2       |St-Def-J                                      |130  | 
St-Def-Jx4       |St-Def-Jx2                                    |180  |
Ability x3       |None                                          |!!!  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Spd + 20%        |Spd-J                                         |150  | 
Spd + 40%        |Spd + 20%                                     |200  | 
Auto Haste       |Spd + 40%                                     |250  | 
Expendx2-1       |None                                          |250  | 
Alert            |None                                          |200  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |None                                          |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |None                                          |140  |
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                       (((( A L E X A N D E R ))))
   You receive Alexander by drawing him from Edea when you fight her in 
   Galbadia garden. Alexander is the strongest of the two holy attacks
   in the game. He has one of the most useful skills in the game; 
   Revive. Revive casts full life on a character at no cost. His
   Med LV Up is a ability that is almost absolutely required at later
   side quests. He is one of the only GF that has Elem-Def-Jx4.

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BOSS BATTLE:                 HP:
      Edea                    500-16000

----------------------------------------------
LV   |Str   |Vit   |Mag   |Spr   |Spd   |Eva |  Scan Statistics:
----------------------------------------------   A sorceress bent on
1     5      41     64     151    20     0   |   conquering the world.  
10    8      48     80     157    51     3   |   Hired Galbadia Garden 
20    10     56     98     165    23     5   |   forces to destroy SeeD
30    13     65     115    172    24     8   |   which stands in her 
32    13     66     118    174    24     8   |   way.
----------------------------------------------

Draw:     (LV 001-019)     (LV 020-029)     (LV 030-032)
           Blizzard         Blizzara         Blizzaga
           Demi             Demi             Demi
           Esuna            Esuna            Esuna
           Alexander        Alexander        Alexander

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Status Stats:

Death         : 0%              Poison         : 0%
Petrify       : 0%              Blind          : 80%
Mute          : 0%              Berserk        : 0%
Zombie        : 0%              Sleep          : 80%
Slow          : 90%             Stop           : 0%
Slow Death    : 0%              Slow Petrify   : 0%
Confuse       : 0%              Drain          : 100%
Gravity       : 100%
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=======================================================================
Elemental Stats:

Fire          : 100%
Ice           : 100%
Lightning     : 100%
Earth         : 100%
Wind          : 100%
Water         : 100%
Poison        : 100%
Holy          : 100%
=======================================================================

Defeat Seifer first. Defeat him the same way in which you did the last
battle with him. After this, Edea will be targetable. Make sure you 
draw Alexander (after all, what's the point of this strategy if you 
don't?). Edea has a powerful gravity attack called Maelstorm, which 
also casts curse on you at the same time. If she uses Maelstorm, draw
cast Esuna.

Carbuncle will not work on her. Still, you can blow her away with your 
other GF and limits. Diablos will work very well against her if he's at 
a high level. Still, she only has 16000 HP, and can easily be defeated 
with your GF.
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Ability List: Alexander
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Spr-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Elem-Atk-J       |None                                          |160  | 
Elem-Def-Jx2     |None                                          |!!!  | 
Elem-Def-Jx4     |None                                          |180  | 
Ability x3       |None                                          |!!!  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  |
Revive           |None                                          |200  | 
Spr + 20%        |None                                          |60   | 
Spr + 40%        |Spr + 20%                                     |120  | 
Med Data         |None                                          |200  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   |
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   |
High Mag-RF      |None                                          |60   | 
Med LV UP        |None                                          |120  | 
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(((( D O O M T R A I N ))))
   To get this GF, first you need a Solomon Ring. I would recommend you
   have the Ragnorok when you try this quest. Anyway, to get the ring,
   you need to go to Tears' Point a little east from Esthar. Go to the
   very central area and you should see it.
  
   Now, you need 6 of three items: 6 Malboro Tentacles, 6 Steel Pipes,
   6 Remedy +. To get the tentacles, go fight Malboros at the Great 
   Plains of Esthar (pops up VERY rarely) before the Lunar Cry. You
   can also fight them at the Island Closest to Hell/Heaven. Fighting
   the Malboros can be hell, since their Bad Breath attack inflicts 
   most status effects on you. To counter this, junction 100 Confuse,
   Sleep, and Berserk to you status Defense. Also, make sure you have
   Mug. Then, go into battle with the green thing, and mug the 
   tentacles and RUN!

   The steel pipes are found via fighting Wendigos (in barren area 
   outside of the Deling City) and mug it. To get the Remedy +, buy
   60 remedies and use Med LV up to change them into the remedy +.

   Doomtrain has one of the most useful GF attacks: Runaway Train. This
   inflicts almost every status effect on an enemy; basically, if 
   they're weak to any one, then it'll be inflicted. He also has BOTH
   Elem/St Def-Jx4 (!) and he has an auto-shell ability.

Ability List: Doomtrain
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Elem-Atk-J       |None                                          |!!!  | 
St-Atk-J         |None                                          |!!!  | 
Elem-Defx4       |None                                          |180  | 
St-Defx4         |None                                          |180  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  |
Darkside         |None                                          |100  | 
Absorb           |None                                          |250  | 
Auto-Shell       |None                                          |250  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
SumMag + 40%     |SumMag + 30%                                  |200  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
GFHP + 40%       |GFHP + 30%                                    |200  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   | 
Forbid Mag-RF    |None                                          |200  |
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(((( B A H A M U T ))))
   Bahamut is received by fighting him at the Deep Sea Research center.
   For information on fighting him, go to the SIDE QUESTS section and
   find the section about the center. Bahamut has a non-elemental 
   attack, which is useful against enemies with multiple elemental
   defenses. He has excellent abilities, such as str/mag + 60%, 
   ability x4, and Auto-Protect.

Ability List: Bahamut 
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Ability x4       |None                                          |!!!  |
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  |
Str + 60%        |None                                          |!!!  | 
Mag + 60%        |None                                          |!!!  | 
Mug              |None                                          |200  | 
Move HP up       |None                                          |200  | 
Auto-Protect     |None                                          |250  | 
Expendx2-1       |None                                          |250  | 
Rare Item        |None                                          |250  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
SumMag + 40%     |SumMag + 30%                                  |200  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
GFHP + 40%       |GFHP + 30%                                    |200  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   | 
Forbid Mag-RF    |None                                          |!!!  |
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(((( C A C T U A R ))))
   The fruity character is back....and now he's a GF! To get him fight 
   Jumbo Cactuar. To see a strategy, go to the CACTUAR ISLAND section
   in the SIDE QUEST. Cactuar has a load of status bonuses, and his
   attack does damage based on his level. Level 20 does 2000 damage,
   Level 100 does 10000.

Ability List: Cactuar
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Eva-J            |None                                          |200  |
Luck-J           |None                                          |200  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  |
Defend           |None                                          |100  | 
Kamikaze         |None                                          |100  | 
Eva + 30%        |Eva-J                                         |150  |
Luck + 50%       |Luck-J                                        |200  | 
Initiative       |None                                          |160  | 
Move-HP up       |None                                          |200  |
HP Bonus         |None                                          |!!!  | 
Str Bonus        |None                                          |!!!  | 
Vit Bonus        |None                                          |!!!  | 
Mag Bonus        |None                                          |!!!  | 
Spr Bonus        |None                                          |!!!  |
Auto-Potion      |None                                          |150  | 
Expendx2-1       |None                                          |250  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
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(((( T O N B E R R Y   K I N G ))))
   The way you get this strange looking GF is by defeating the Tonberry
   King. Figure out how to do it by checking the CENTRA RUINS part in
   the SIDE QUESTS section. The king has loads of useful shopping 
   abilities, and the useful Level UP/DOWN.

Ability List: 
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  |
LV Down          |None                                          |!!!  | 
LV Up            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Eva + 30%        |None                                          |!!!  | 
Luck + 50%       |None                                          |!!!  | 
Initiative       |None                                          |160  | 
Move HP Up       |None                                          |200  | 
Auto-Potion      |None                                          |150  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   | 
Haggle           |None                                          |150  | 
Sell-High        |Haggle                                        |150  | 
Familiar         |None                                          |150  | 
Call Shop        |Familiar                                      |200  |
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(((( E D E N ))))
   Eden is drawn from the Ultima Weapon in the Deep Sea Research 
   center. Check the DEEP SEA RESEARCH CENTER part in the SIDE QUESTS
   section. Eden has the strange ability Devour, which can raise some
   of your stats. He also has the most powerful attack in the game.

Ability List: Eden
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Ability          |Prerequisite                                  |AP   |
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Spd-J            |None                                          |!!!  |
Eva-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Hit-J            |None                                          |!!!  | 
Magic            |None                                          |!!!  | 
GF               |None                                          |!!!  | 
Draw             |None                                          |!!!  | 
Item             |None                                          |!!!  |
Mad Rush         |None                                          |60   | 
Darkside         |None                                          |100  | 
Devour           |None                                          |!!!  | 
Luck + 50%       |None                                          |200  | 
Expendx3-1       |None                                          |300  | 
SumMag + 10%     |None                                          |40   | 
SumMag + 20%     |SumMag + 10%                                  |70   | 
SumMag + 30%     |SumMag + 20%                                  |140  | 
SumMag + 40%     |SumMag + 30%                                  |200  | 
GFHP + 10%       |None                                          |40   | 
GFHP + 20%       |GFHP + 10%                                    |70   | 
GFHP + 30%       |GFHP + 20%                                    |140  | 
GFHP + 40%       |GFHP + 30%                                    |200  | 
Boost            |None                                          |10   | 
GFAbl Med-RF     |None                                          |30   |
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V I I I .     E X T R A S
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                            |Special Thanks|
                             +-+-+-+-+-+-+-
- Bradygames (www.bradygames.com), for making an excellent strategy 
guide which gave me the basic stats of the monsters you see before you, 
and also helped me out on the item/magic lists.

- Gamefaqs for posting my FAQ.

- Chris Keppler (chris@Cathedral.MB.CA) for submitting info on the 
'saving' issue on the Tonberry King quest.

- Thanks to Morgan Lewis (?) (mrl@efn.org) for info regarding to the 
chef's knives rumor.

- Thanks to "The Eliminator (vlylyjgz@videotron.ca)" for submitting the 
excellent 'second way' on the deep sea research center. This second way 
should help most of you out a lot!

- All the people who tried to contribute different things, specifically 
help on Omega Weapon and the Tonberry Quest that couldn't get posted. 
Thanks for trying...but I already had the info or it was too 'non 
explanatory' or didn't have what I needed. 

PLEASE PLEASE! Please note that, when I am looking for strategy on 
defeating Omega Weapon, I want a way that is fairly inexpensive (as in 
cards; no rare card refinement). All my emails submitting info on the 
weapon could easily be found elsewhere on the GameFAQs site and the 
other web pages.