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              FINAL FANTASY IX CHOCOBO HOT AND COLD GAME GUIDE
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         Final Fantasy IX Chocobo Hot And Cold Game Guide Version 9.5a
                For Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2 Only
                              By YEE SENG FU
    E-Mail  :               ysf@pacific.net.sg
    Date    :                  3th July 2001
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    Introduction
    ============
    I know I am a 'talkactive' person, especially when it comes to talking
    about games. Well, since this is my first and most likely ONLY
    Final Fantasy IX faq, allow me to speak more and please endure my
    longwindedness. Thank you!
    
    Final Fantasy IX, the ninth installment, is SQUARESOFT's last Final
    Fantasy for the PlayStation. The Final Fantasy series once again
    unleashes an enthralling saga of epic proportions with Final Fantasy
    IX. It brings back the traditional RPG elements [like armours] and is
    directed more towards a magical tale and fantasy style unlike the
    previous two more serious type Final Fantasies.
    
    Graphically, Final Fantasy IX doesn't show a quantum leap over Final
    Fantasy VIII. It seems that the Final Fantasy series has reached its
    peak in terms of 32-bit graphics at VIII. Final Fantasy IX uses similar
    graphic engine, just like Final Fantasy VIII and demonstrates the
    PlayStation technology to the fullest. The only noticeable difference
    is the inproportionate character design style by Yoshitaka Amano. 'Old'
    diehard FFs fans will definitely welcome Yoshitaka Amano's artworks.
    Nevertheless, Final Fantasy IX manages to maintain the standard set
    by Final Fantasy VIII graphically. Well, we can't complain too much
    since the PlayStation is getting 'old'.
    
    Final Fantasy IX lacks the innovations when you talk about combat,
    when being compared to the last few Final Fantasies, particularly VI
    to VIII. Analyse the combat system carefully and you will find that
    a lot of concepts are recycled and modified ideas in Final Fantasy
    IX. Well, this isn't really bad since I find that the concept behind
    the combat system like Trance, learning abilities etc, are very easy
    to grasp.
    
    Despite all these, Final Fantasy IX is definitely a great RPG for
    everyone. One particular sidequest captures my attention fully. As
    you can guess, it's the chocobo digging game. The chocobo digging
    game, known as the 'Chocobo Hot and Cold' game, [Why is it 'Hot' and
    Cold'? There must be a reason!!!] is a complex and enjoyable game to
    play. In Final Fantasy VII, we spent time breeding gold chocobo,
    just to get Knight of the Rounds Materia. I complain that we should
    be given more treasures to find that requires chocobo. Square has
    granted my wish. With all these said, I shall proceed on to the faq.
    I hope that you will enjoy reading this faq and with this faq, you
    will have a more rewarding treasure hunting game experience with
    Choco. Feel free to give any comments.
    
    Update
    ======
    Version 1.0  [29th November 2000]
    -  Introduction section is done.
    -  Content page is done.
    -  'What's Chocobo's Hot and Cold?' section is finished.
    -  'What's Chocographs?' section finished.
    -  'What's Chocograph Pieces?' section is nearly half done.
    -  'Chocobo-Related Locations' section is finished.
    -  'Chocobo's Abilities' section is almost done.
    -  'Dead Pepper Treasure Locations' section is half done. Now, left
       with the list of the treasure locations not covered yet.
    -  'Chocobo's Revitalising Ability' is almost done.
    -  Created a frequently-asked-questions section but, currently, no
       question is posted yet.
    -  'Copyright Protected' section is finished.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 2.0  [1st December 2000] 
    -  Added 'Treasure Hunting Ranking' section.
    -  Added a section, 'Effect of Dead Pepper' in the 'Dead Pepper
       Treasure Locations' section.
    -  Added the Dead Pepper Treasure Location List.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 3.0  [3rd December 2000]
    -  Added a diagram of the chocobo menu in the 'What's Chocograph?'
       section.
    -  'What's Chocograph Pieces' section is finished. This includes
       a detailed description of the five possible locations of the
       Chocobo's Air Garden.
    -  'Chocograph list' is finished.
    -  Added a section, 'Strategy Guide' in the 'Treasure Hunting Ranking'
       section.
    -  Change 'UNDER CONSTRUCTION' to 'COMING SOON'!!! It looks nicer
       this way. At least, that's what I feel.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 4.0  [4th December 2000]
    -  Added a new section 'Evolving Chocobo'. It is a quick summary
       for the steps needed to evolve your chocobo to gold.
    -  Corrected an error. So, you need not complete the four shrines to
       reach Chocobo's Air Garden. Four people have e-mailed me and
       told me that this isn't true. So, I guess Shaun Minor was wrong.
    -  Have done something to the 'Credit' section. At last, contributors
       get some recognition already.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 5.0  [5th December 2000]
    -  Corrected some error and added more details in the 'Chocograph
       List' section.
    -  Added some more details in the 'Dead Pepper Treasure Location'
       section.
    -  Found a reason why some people can't get the last two Chocograph
       pieces. See 'What's Chocograph Piece?' section for details.
    -  Added a section called 'Item List'. It is the list of items
       which you can use the points you earned from Chocobo's Hot and
       Cold game to exchange for the items.
    -  Added a section called 'Kalisto'. This is not related to any
       gameplay but I thought I let you know.
    -  Added the song lyrics for Melodies Of Life. Nobuo fans will
       definitely love it.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 6.0  [7th December 2000]
    -  Corrected some minor errors and spelling mistakes.
    -  Added in a new section called 'Chocobo Navigation'.
    -  Added in a new section called 'Revival Of Mognet Central'.
    -  Added in a new section called 'Feed The Moogle Family'.
    -  Added in some new information in the 'Treasure Hunting Ranking'
       section.
    -  Added in some new information about Kalisto.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 7.0   [9th December 2000]
    -  Corrected some minor errors and spelling mistakes.
    -  Redo Song Lyrics- Melodies Of Life. Kaze Yagami translates the
       Japanese song lyrics.
    -  'Chocobo Hot and cold Game' section is covered.
    -  Added some information about Chocobo's Revitalising Ability.
    -  Added some questions in the 'Frequently-Asked-Questions' section.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 8.0   [19th December 2000]
    -  Corrected some minor mistakes and spelling mistakes.
    -  Added my own Final Fantasy IX ASCII Logo.
    -  Split a portion of 'Treasure Hunting Ranking' section and
       introduces a new section called 'Collector's Rank'.
    -  Updated the 'Frequently-Asked-Questions' section.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 9.0   [27th May 2001]
    -  Corrected some minor mistakes and spelling mistakes.
    -  Added some information on why the Chocobo mini-game is known as
       'Hot' and 'Cold' game. Check out the section called 'What's
       Chocobo Hot and Cold game?'
    -  Added bonus points in the 'Chocobo Hot and Cold Game' section.
    -  Added some more details in the 'Dead Pepper Treasure Location'
       section.
    -  Added detailed information about Chocobo's Revitalising Ability.
    -  Added in a new section called 'Southern Tropical Outfits'.  Ever
       wonder what's the use of Straw Hat, Pearl Armlet, Aloha T-shirt
       and Sandals? This section tells you everything.
    -  Changed the name 'Treasure Hunting Ranking' section into the
       name 'Ranking In Daguerreo'.
    -  Check out kalisto section for the URL to Kalisto homepage.
    -  'Square's Favourite Numbers' section is done. Remember to check
       out this interesting section.
    -  Updated the 'Frequently-Asked-Questions' section. Check out Q22
       for the mystery fountain in Lindblum Castle that quite a number
       of readers have been asking me about.
    -  Based on the US version.
    
    Version 9.5a  [3th July 2001]
    -  Corrected some minor errors and spelling mistakes.
    -  Added a list of items that can be found by digging in the 'Item
       List' section.
    -  Added some details in the Collector's Rank section.
    -  Added some details in the 'Square Favourite Numbers' section.
    -  Updated the 'Frequently-Asked-Questions' section. The mystery to
       the fountain in Lindblum Castle has also been solved. Also, do
       check out Q11. There's something worth reading in this question. 
    -  Based on the US version.
    
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    |Finally, after days of hard work, all the sections are completed!!! |
    |Don't worry! I won't add anymore new stuffs to this faqs, other     |
    |than updating the existing information found in this faqs. I hope   |
    |that this will be a comprehensive faq that can answer almost all    |
    |of your questions regarding Chocobo. I hope that with this faq, you |
    |will have a more rewarding gameplay experience with Choco. Have a   |
    |happy treasure hunting or treasure digging game!!! If there's any   |
    |error or any suggestion you want to make, feel free to e-mail me at |
    |<ysf@pacific.net.sg>. Thanks for reading this faq and all the       |
    |support you have given to me. One more thing. Be sure to check out  |
    |the 'Frequently-Asked-Questions' section if you have any question   |
    |to ask me. Due to busy school life and also the fact that the       |
    |'Frequently-Asked-Questions' section is now ready, I will start to  |
    |IGNORE mails if I find that the question you want to ask can be     |
    |found there. I hope you can understand my difficulties for not      |
    |being able to reply every single question I get.                    |
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    |My Final Fantasy IX faqs, both my Secrets and Side Quest guide and  |
    |Chocobo Hot and Cold guide will soon come to an end after about one |
    |or two more updates before I submit the 'final' version. Once the   |
    |'final' version is submitted, I don't plan to update anymore. So,   |
    |if you have any contributions or suggestions that you want to give  |
    |me, please give me as soon as possible. Anyhow, a thanks to every-  |
    |one, especially all the contributors who have made this guide to be |
    |what it is now.                                                     |
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    Content
    ============
         i)Chocobo Navigation
        ii)What's Chocobo Hot and Cold Game?
       iii)What's Chocographs?
        iv)What's Chocograph Pieces?
         v)Chocobo-Related Locations
          -Chocobo's Forest
          -Chocobo's Lagoon
          -Chocobo's Air Garden
          -Chocobo's Paradise
        vi)Chocobo Hot and Cold Game
          -Tips & Points
       vii)Item List
      viii)Chocograph List
        ix)Chocobo's Abilitie
          -Chocobo's Dream World
          -Light Blue Chocobo
          -Red Chocobo
          -Dark Blue Chocobo
          -Gold Chocobo
         x)Evolving Chocobo
        xi)Dead Pepper Treasure Locations
       xii)Chocobo's Revitalising Ability
      xiii)Revival Of Mognet Central
       xiv)Feed The Moogle Family
        xv)Southern Tropical Outfits
       xvi)Ranking In Daguerreo
      xvii)Collector's Rank
     xviii)Kalisto
       xix)Square's Favourite Numbers       <New>
        xx)Song Lyrics: Melodies Of Life
          -English
          -Japanese
          -Translation
       xxi)Frequently-Asked-Questions
      xxii)Credits
     xxiii)Copyright Protected
    
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    I)Chocobo Navigation
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    Here's the control for controlling chocobo.
    
    Land Chocobo Navigation
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    |Button(s)   |Function(s)                        |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |D-pad       |Move Choco around.                 |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |X           |Enter Chocobo's Forest, Chocobo's  |
    |            |Lagoon, Chocobo's Paradise etc.    |
    |            |___________________________________|
    |            |Fly [Only in normal forest!!!]     |
    |            |[Have gold Choco!!!]               |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |Triangle    |Open menu.                         | Be aware that you
    |____________|___________________________________| cannot dismount
    |Square      |Look for treasures.                | when you are riding
    |____________|___________________________________| your Choco in
    |Circle      |Dismount.                          | shallow waters or
    |____________|___________________________________| the ocean!!!
    |Select      |Switch navigation map.             |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |Start       |Pause the game.                    |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |L1, R1      |Cameral control.                   |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |L2          |Align camera.                      |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |R2          |Switch perspective.                |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    
                       Table 1
    
    Air Chocobo Navigation
    ----------------------
    
     ________________________________________________
    |Button(s)   |Function(s)                        |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |Up, Down    |Adjust the altitude.               |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |Left, Right |Turn chocobo left or right, with-  |
    |            |out changing camera view.          |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |X           |Forward.                           |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |Triangle    |Open menu.                         |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |Square      |Reverse.                           | Just like Final
    |____________|___________________________________| Fantasy V's flying
    |Circle      |Land. [Only in normal forest!!!]   | black chocobo,
    |____________|___________________________________| your chocobo can
    |Select      |Switch navigation map.             | only land or fly
    |____________|___________________________________| in a normal forest.
    |Start       |Pause the game.                    |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |L1, R1      |Camera control.                    |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    |L2          |Align camera.                      |
    |____________|___________________________________|
    
                        Table 2
    
    In case, you forget about the controls for the airship, autopilot or
    chocobo etc, press the SELECT button until the navigation map that
    covers the entire screen pops up. Then, press the TRIANGLE button
    and you will see something like this:
    
     __________________________              __________________________
    |Select navigation method: | Click      |Select navigation method: |
    |   Normal Navigation      |  on        |> Land Chocobo Navigation |
    | > Chocobo Navigation     |----------> |  Air Chocobo Navigation  |
    |   Airship Navigation     | Chocobo's  |  Cancel                  |
    |   Autopilot Navigation   | Navigation |__________________________|
    |   Cancel                 |
    |__________________________|
    
    While viewing the controls [after selecting your navigation method],
    press the X button to cancel viewing. At 'Select navigation method'
    menu, press the Circle button and the cursor will point at the
    'Cancel' option.
    
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    II)What's Chocobo Hot and Cold Game?
    =======================================================================
    In disc one, when you first set out from Lindblum's Dragon Gate, you
    can head east over land. You should see a 'round-shaped' forest. Yes,
    it is the Chocobo's Forest and where your first Chocobo's Hot and Cold
    game will begin. You meet Mene, a moogle. Mene will give you a Gysahl
    Green and tell you that this is the favourite food for chocobo. You
    need the Gysahl Green to summon a chocobo. Now, exit the forest and
    get ready to call your first chocobo.
    
    Steps
    -----
    Here's the steps you need to know to call Choco:
    
    1)Notice that there are tracks just outside the Chocobo's Forest.
    2)Go to the tracks and go to the menu. Use a Gysahl Green. You will
      notice that a KWEH sound is heard.
    3)Chocobo appears in the world map.
    4)Ride the chocobo by pressing the X button.
    5)Enter the Chocobo's Forest.
    
    The chocobo's default name is Choco. Mene said that a chocobo will
    never leave his master if he is being taken care of. Talk to Mene,
    the Moogle and ask him for the secret. Mene will tell you that chocobo
    is born with a special ability that allows it to detect treasures and
    dig treasures that are buried deep in the ground. Mene said that he
    can't ride the chocobo himself. By giving 60 gil to Mene, Mene will
    give you one minute [60 secs] to let you use Choco to dig up the
    treasures here in the Chocobo's Forest. Any treasure you find, will
    be BELONGED to YOU. You earn points for finding treasures. The better
    the treasures, the more points you will earn. You can accumulate your
    points and exchange points for some good items.
    
    After you have paid 60 gil to Mene to play the Chocobo's Hot and Cold
    Game, you will see a list of instructions of how you should play the
    game. To dig for treasures, press the Square button and you should
    see noises like:
    
      ________________________________________________________________
     |Noise       |What It Really Means   |Advice                     |
     |____________|_______________________|___________________________|
     |Kweh        |There's no treasure    |Search other areas. Don't  |
     |            |nearby.                |waste time in this area.   |
     |____________|_______________________|___________________________|
     |Kweh!?      |You are getting closer |Search within this area    |
     |            |to the treasure.       |and hopefully, you can get |
     |            |                       |a Kwehhh!? noise soon.     |
     |____________|_______________________|___________________________|
     |Kwehhh!?    |You are very close to  |Narrow your search within  |
     |            |the treasure.          |this area. Walk about 1~2  |
     |            |                       |steps each time and then   |
     |            |                       |dig for treasure until you |
     |            |                       |find it.                   |
     |____________|_______________________|___________________________|
     |K-KWEHHH!!! |You have found the     |Not much advice to give,   |
     |            |treasure.              |other than asking you to   |
     |            |                       |keep digging.              |
     |____________|_______________________|___________________________|
    
                                  Table 3
    
    When you get a "K-KWEHHH!!!" [All in caps] sound, it means you have
    struck the spot where item is buried. A depth level meter will appear,
    indicating how deep the treasure is being buried underground. The
    deeper the item is buried, there is a tendency that it will be a
    better item, but of course, more time is needed to dig out the buried
    treasure.
    
    For example, the initial depth meter is 70. Keep pressing the Square
    button and you will notice that the depth meter starts to decrease at
    a certain rate. When it reaches ZERO, you will receive the buried
    item. How fast the depth meter decreases will depend on Choco's beak
    level. The higher the beak level, the faster the depth meter decreases.
    As Choco keeps digging and gains points, Choco's beak level will
    increase. 
    
    By now, these are the points that you should take note of:
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    
    1)If you need more Gysahl Greens, you can purchase it from Mene
      for 80 gil each. You can also find Gysahl Greens sometimes
      when you are playing the Chocobo's Hot and Cold game.
    2)You can call Choco on the world map, provided that you are
      STANDING on chocobo tracks by using the Gysahl Green. What
      makes it difference from Final Fantasy VII is that you do not
      need to enter a battle and defeat all the enemies to get a
      chocobo.
    3)To ride Choco, press X button and to dismount, press the Circle
      button. What makes it difference from Final Fantasy VII is that
      Choco will never run away even if you get off Choco.
    4)Choco will always stay in a FIXED location where you last leave
      him unless you use a Gysahl Green to call him from another location
      which has chocobo tracks. For example, you leave Choco just outside
      Alexandria. Then, you go to the tracks near Chocobo's Forest and
      use a Gysahl Green. You will notice that Choco will not be outside
      Alexandria anymore. Instead, Choco will be outside the Chocobo's
      Forest. 
    5)You can talk to Mene to see how many points you have accumulated.
      You can exchange points for items. Examples of great items that
      you can get by exchanging a certain points are Robe of Lords and
      Protect Ring.
    6)The deeper the item is buried, there is a tendency that it will be
      a better item, but of course, more time is needed to dig out the
      buried treasure.
    7)Choco's beak level increases as Choco keeps digging and gains
      points. Digging becomes easier if Choco's beak level is high.
      Certain treasures appear at certain beak level.
    8)The noises, as listed in table 1, also applies when you ride Choco
      in the world map to dig for treasures, when a Chocograph is being
      equipped. [Please refer to 'What's Chocograph?' section for more
      details.]
    9)At each time, there will only be ONE treasure. Once you have found
      it, another treasure will be SET IN PLACE. The MAXIMUM number of
      treasures you can find per game is EIGHT. [The ONLY EXCEPTION is
      digging in Chocobo's Lagoon before getting the Ocean Ability. In
      this case, the MAXIMUM number of treasures you can find per game
      is FOUR.]
    
    Why 'Hot' and 'Cold' game?:
    ==========================
    The information below are contributed by <Iamorinoco@thewombles.co.uk>
    and <Kenjiko2@aol.com>.
    
    There is an old and popular game in the US and maybe in other parts
    of the world. The idea of the game is that someone hides an item and
    the other player attempts to find it. If the player gets closer to
    the item, the player who hides the item will say this to the player,
    "You are getting hotter." If the player gets further away from the
    item, the player who hides the item will say, "You are getting
    colder." And, if the player is very close to the item, the hider
    will then say, "You are very hot!". Similarly, the chocobo reacts
    in the same manner by making noises like Kweh, Kweh!? etc. 
    
    =======================================================================
    III)What's Chocographs?
    =======================================================================
    There are special items buried deep beneath the ground that provides
    clues as to the whereabouts of buried treasure that Choco can dig up
    on the World Map, known as the Chocographs. Think of Chocographs as
    a treasure map and you are riding on Choco for a treasure hunting.
    Once you have found a Chocograph, go to the World Map and ride on
    Choco. Press the triangle button and then equip the Chocograph. Thus,
    your treasure hunting with Choco begins now. Note that if you have
    some Dead Pepper in your inventory, it becomes like this:
    
     _________________________________________
    |> Open Chocograph menu                   |    yeah, I have 12
    |  Feed him a Dead Pepper (Remaining:12)  |<---Dead Pepper in my 
    |  Cancel                                 |    inventory.
    |_________________________________________|
    
    These are the points that you should take note of:
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    1)There are a total of 24 Chocographs scattered all over these three
      places. The three places are Chocobo's Forest, Chocobo's Lagoon and
      Chocobo's Air Garden. 13 Chocographs can be found in Chocobo's
      Forest, 7 in Chocobo's Lagoon and 3 in Chocobo's Air Garden. That
      adds up to 23 chocographs and one left. Chocograph #20 can be
      found in either Chocobo's Forest or Chocobo's Lagoon, provided that
      you have found all the six Chocograph Pieces.
    2)Keep digging for Chocographs in a particular place until Choco
      senses that there is no more Chocographs buried here. Then, move
      on to other places to dig. Eg. After digging up all the Chocographs
      in Chocobo's Forest, you might consider visiting Chocobo's Lagoon
      to find the remaining Chocographs.
    3)When playing the Chocobo's Hot and Cold game, it is not always so
      lucky that you will find a Chocograph. In this case, play the game
      several times until you find it. You might want to take note that
      chances of the buried treasure is Chocograph is higher if the
      treasure is buried deeper. 
    3)It is VERY IMPORTANT that you equip the Chocograph when finding the
      buried treasure in the World Map. Choco will not DIG in the world
      map if a Chocograph is not being equipped or the treasure has been
      found.
    4)There are four Chocographs that lead to four special locations.
      Upon finding these four locations, Choco will fall asleep and be
      teleported to the Chocobo's Dream World. At Chocobo's Dream World,
      Fat Chocobo, the god of all Chocobos will bestow a special ability
      to Choco such as the REEF ability, Mt ability, SEA ability and SKY 
      ability. [Please refer to 'Chocobo's Abilities' section for details.]
    5)You NEED NOT find any TREASURE in ANY PARTICULAR ORDER. Certain
      treasures require certain abilities which you might have not learnt
      yet. It is advisable that you obtain these treasures later in the
      game when Choco has gained new abilities.
    6)When looking at the Chocograph menu, there will be a treasure chest
      symbol next to each Chocograph. The closed treasure chest indicates
      that the treasure has not been found yet while the opened treasure
      chest indicates that the treasure has been found.
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS1 |It is best to concentrate on getting all the Chocographs   |
    |      |first, then the treasures after that. Evolve your chocobo  |
    |      |immediately when possible. When you have a gold Chocobo,   |
    |      |it makes finding treasures easier. In this way, it saves   |
    |      |time since reaching these locations are now much easier.   |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    =======================================================================
    IV)What's Chocograph Pieces?
    =======================================================================
    While playing the Chocobo's Hot and Cold game in the Chocobo's Forest
    or Chocobo's Lagoon, you might dig up a treasure called Chocograph
    Pieces. There are a total of six Chocograph Pieces and each Chocograph
    Piece provides the whereabouts or information regarding Chocobo's Air
    Garden. It also tells you something that there is a secret in the
    Chocobo's Air Garden. [Did anyone mention Ozma?] You can also read
    the information regarding Chocograph Piece by going to the KEY ITEM
    in the menu. Note that you need all these six Chocograph Pieces to
    gain access to Chocobo's Air Garden.
    
    Do You Know???:
    --------------
    The six Chocograph Pieces will form the Chocograph #20 that will lead
    you to the Sky Ability. If you press the Select button and check out
    the Chocograph Pieces in the key item menu, you will notice that these
    Chocograph Pieces are fragments of a Chocograph.
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg> for telling   |
    |      |me that the six Chocograph Pieces will form Chocograph #20. |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
    Here's the information extracted from each Chocograph piece.
    
    1)"There... danger in the sky. If you dar... to face it, use this
      rec... to find your way." =Cid|=
    2)"Tho... who do not fear death, find one... the islands in salvage...
      See what lies there." =Cid|=
    3)"Courageous one, head southea... on the outer... to reach Kuentis
      Peninsular. See what lies there." =Cid|=
    4)"Noble one, head northea... the Mist Continent... reach Alexandria
      Plains. See what lies there." =Cid|=
    5)"Dreamer... Head to the ocean in the center... all continents. See
      what awaits you." =Cid|=
    6)"Cautious one... head to the east of aways Canyon on the forgotten
      Continent... See what lies there." =Cid|=
    
    Okay, with the information above, can you figure out where's Chocobo's
    Sky Garden. Before I reveal the possible location(s), here are some
    points that you should take note:
    
    1)As the name implies, Chocobo's Sky Garden is a floating island.
      That means that its location is not fixed. However, it will only
      be in either ONE of these FIVE locations. I am not sure what's
      the probability of Chocobo's Air Garden will be in these five
      locations. I suppose it is RANDOM.
    2)If you look at the spot where Chocobo's Air Garden is, you will
      always see a small, black and round shadow. This shadow is being
      casted by the floating island itself. Simply position your gold
      chocobo hovering above the shadow and use the Dead Pepper. You
      will immediately be transported to Chocobo's Air Garden.
    3)It is quite tricky to find Chocobo's Air Garden. It took me at least
      an hour to find. <Grin> But, the thing is once you have found the
      place, Mene will add a dot to your World Map. This makes finding
      Chocobo's Air Garden easier. However, the location is still not
      FIXED.
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE1 |Shaun Minor said that Chocobo's Air Garden will not appear  |
    |      |until you have completed the four shrines. However, four    |
    |      |people have e-mailed me and told me that this wasn't true.  |
    |      |One of them is Kaze Yagami. Matt Cook, Brett & Stacy and    |
    |      |Brian Carper also confirmed this by saying that they found  |
    |      |the Chocobo's Air Garden before completing the four shrines.|
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Shaun Minor <shaunm@ameritech.net> for telling me |
    |      |that you can't gain access to Chocobo's Air Garden before   |
    |      |completing the four shrines even though it is wrong.        |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit                  |Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>       |
    |________________________|Matt Cook <raven_iz_hardcore@hotmail.com> |
    |Special thanks to these |Brett & Stacy <iczelion@mindspring.com>   |
    |four people as listed   |Brian Carper <chwombat@classicgaming.com> |
    |to the right for tell-  |__________________________________________|
    |ing me that you do not need to complete the four shrines to get a  |
    |gold chocobo and to get into Chocobo's Air Garden.                 |
    |___________________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE2 |According to Timothy Leary, he said that you need to get an |
    |      |airship [Hilda Garde 3 or later, Invincible] before you can |
    |      |get the gold chocobo. He said that as soon as he got the    |
    |      |Hilda Garde 3, he headed to Chocobo's Lagoon and the final  |
    |      |two Chocograph Pieces immediately become available. The     |
    |      |reason is Square doesn't want you to have the gold chocobo  |
    |      |before getting the airship, if not, you will be able to go  |
    |      |to Forgotten Continent before the game actually wants you   |
    |      |to go. This reason sounds VERY LOGICAL. I actually over-    |
    |      |looked this point. But then, a few people have pointed out  |
    |      |to me that they have gotten their gold chocobo before they  |
    |      |have obtained their airship, thus proving this hypothesis   |
    |      |wrong.                                                      |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Timothy Leary <neurusilo@mindspring.com> for      |
    |      |telling me that you need the airship, Hilda Garde 3 before  |
    |      |you can get a gold chocobo.                                 |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS2 |When searching for Chocobo's Air Garden for the first time, |
    |      |you need not waste time and search all the five possible    |
    |      |locations. Just concentrate on one location or perhaps two  |
    |      |that you are familiar. The northeast of the Mist Continent  |
    |      |and the ocean in the centre are two easiest locations to    |
    |      |find. Go there and if you don't see the shadow, RESET the   |
    |      |game and start all over until you see the shadow.           |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS3 |Once you have found the Chocobo's Air Garden, you may be    |
    |      |curious of where the other possible locations of Chocobo's  |
    |      |Air Garden will be. Very simple! Reset your game and look   |
    |      |for the dot which says 'Chocobo's Air Garden in the world   |
    |      |map. Another way is to enter and then leave a place in the  |
    |      |World Map. You notice that the location changes randomly    |
    |      |everytime when you reset your game or enter and leave a     |
    |      |place. Still, there remains a chance that the location will |
    |      |remain the same after resetting your game or entering and   |
    |      |leaving a place.                                            |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to skip <the_toastmaster@alltel.net> for telling me  |
    |      |that the location of Chocobo's Air Garden changes when you  |
    |      |enter and leave a place in the World Map.                   |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
    Below is a spoiler!!! Try and decipher the Chocograph Pieces yourself.
    DO NOT LOOK at it unless you have PROBLEMS finding the Chocobo's Air
    Garden. Here's the interpretations of the six Chocograph Pieces.
    
    1)Tells you that there is a 'danger' somewhere in the sky. What is
      it? I won't tell you. That 'somewhere' is the Chocobo's Air Garden.
      That 'danger' is a boss that starts with the letter 'O'.
    2)This place is hard to find without giving any clue. Island in
      Salvage... It didn't tell much. It is in Salvage Archipelago. It's
      in a small isolated island in between Daguerreo and Chocobo's
      Lagoon. There's no beach in the island but there's only one small
      patch of forest. 
    3)In Kuentis Peninsula, southeast of Outer Continent. Head southeast
      from where the Earth Shrine is and you will pass by two forests.
      Continue on and reach the end.
    4)In the northeast of the Mist Continent. On a mountainous region
      very NEAR to Alexandria Harbor.
    5)Ocean in the centre of the world map.
    6)It's in the EAST of Seaways Canyon in the Forgotten Continent.
      This place is hard to describe. From where the Water Shrine is,
      head directly east until you reach the end of the eastern side
      of the Forgotten Continent.
    
    =======================================================================
    V)Chocobo-Related Locations
    =======================================================================
    Here's the whereabouts:
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    | Name of Place |         Location          |     Requirement(s)    |
    |_______________|___________________________|_______________________|
    |Chocobo's      |To the East of the Qu's    |                       |
    |Forest         |Marsh, passing a bridge in |       --------        |
    |               |the Mist Continent.        |                       |
    |_______________|___________________________|_______________________|
    |Chocobo's      |Southwestern part of the   |                       |
    |Lagoon         |map on an Island. It is in |     REEF ABILITY      |
    |               |the Salvage Archipelago.   |      [Or More]        |
    |               |It is near to Daguerreo.   |                       |
    |_______________|___________________________|_______________________|
    |Chocobo's Sky  |Five possible locations.   |      SKY ABILITY      |
    |Garden         |[See 'What's Chocograph    | SIX CHOCOGRAPH PIECES |
    |               |Pieces?' section for       |      DEAD PEPPER      |
    |               |details.]                  |                       |
    |_______________|___________________________|_______________________|
    |Chocobo's      |At the corner of the world |                       |
    |Paradise       |map. The location is not   |      SKY ABILITY      |
    |               |visible in the world map.  |      DEAD PEPPER      |
    |_______________|___________________________|_______________________|
    
                                  Table 4
    
    Additional Points To Take Note:
    ------------------------------
    
    1)Chocobo's Lagoon is inside a cave on Palmnell island. To get to it,
      you need an airship [or ship] and Choco with a REEF ability [Sea
      Ability or Sky Ability is preferred.] Pilot your airship, Hilda
      Garde 3 or Invincible or ship [Blue Narciss] to the island north of
      Chocobo's Lagoon. You should see chocobo tracks on the island. Call
      a chocobo from there. If Choco has only the REEF ability, you have
      to ride Choco along the shallow waters to the cave entrance. Take
      a long and roundabout route towards the Forgotten Continent and
      then from there, turn south. You should see a '?' sign when you
      ride Choco on your first visit as you approach the cave.
    2)To get to Chocobo's Paradise, just go to the CORNER of the world.
      But, if you CHECK out any Final Fantasy IX world map pictures,
      they will put Chocobo's Paradise in the TOP-LEFT corner of the
      world. The world is ROUND. You know this, RIGHT? On the island
      where Chocobo's Paradise is, you should see a crack on a mountain.
      Use a Dead Pepper after you have positioned Choco facing the crack.
      This will break the crack to reveal a cave.
    3)There is also a Chocobo's Dream World which I did not mention in
      this section. [Please refer to 'Chocobo's Abilities' section for
      details.]
    
    =======================================================================
    VI)Chocobo Hot and Cold Game
    =======================================================================
    Finally, I have covered something to this section. More information
    will be added to this section in future.
    
    General Tips:
    ------------
    
    1)Be patient!!! If you can't find what you want, keep trying.
    2)Practise!!! As a saying goes, practise makes perfect!!!
    3)You will be in an advantage if you have an analog controller. Use
      the left stick to run.
    4)If you keep getting 'Kweh', walk in straight lines and peck the
      floor after walking about one and a half to two lengths of the
      chocobo's body.
    5)If you keep getting 'Kweh!?', just like point 4) but peck each
      time after walking about half to a length of the chocobo's body.
    6)If you keep getting 'Kwehhh!?', take small steps and keep pecking
      in this area. If you can't find the treasure, try changing the
      angle which you peck.
    7)After finding the treasure, the location of the treasure is being
      resetted. Search other areas and forget about the current area.
    
    Chocobo's Forest:
    ----------------
    
    1)After getting the Mt ability, you can climb onto the two rocky
      ledges to search for treasures. Walk near the ledges and a '!'
      will appear.
    2)From my own experience, possibility of the treasure being on one
      of the ledges is very low. Always check the ground first before
      you consider searching the ledges. However, if you do suspect the
      treasure is on the ledge, quickly head onto the ledge and have a
      ONE quick peck. If it shows a 'Kweh', that means the treasure is
      not on the ledge. Then, quickly jump down the ledge and search
      other places. If it's a 'Kweh!?' or a 'Kwehhh!?', I suppose you
      know what to do. Search the ledge.
    
    Chocobo's Lagoon:
    ----------------
    
    1)Chocobo's Lagoon is a very good place to let Choco earn his beak
      level because the area is quite small compared to Chocobo's Forest
      and Chocobo's Air Garden, especially before letting the Choco gain
      the Ocean ability. You might want to spend some time to let Choco
      increase his beak level before letting Choco gain the Ocean ability.
    2)
       __________________________________________
      |         |Before Getting  |After Getting  |  Table 5 to the left
      |_________|________________|_______________|  shows the difference
      |Time     |30 seconds.     |1 minute.      |  in the game before
      |_________|________________|_______________|  and after getting the
      |Cost     |30 gils.        |60 gils.       |  Ocean Ability.
      |_________|________________|_______________|
      |Deeper   |Cannot access.  |Can access.    |
      |Water    |                |               |
      |_________|________________|_______________|
      |Maximum  |4 treasures.    |8 treasures.   |
      |Treasure |                |               |
      |_________|________________|_______________|
    
                        Table 5
    
    Chocobo's Air Garden:
    --------------------
    
    1)There are two platforms where you can search your treasures. Make
      use of the ramps to move between two platforms.
    2)No treasure is ON the CLOUDS. Obviously, right?
    3)From my own experience, majority of the treasures come from the
      larger platform, that is where Mene is standing.
    
    Item Points:
    -----------
    I do not have the list that shows how many points you will get for
    each different item dug in each place. When I was playing the
    Chocobo's Hot and Cold game, I forgot to record down the points.
    Sorry about this!!! But, you should take note of these things:
    
    1)For the same item, the points you get is doubled in Chocobo's
      Lagoon, tripled in Chocobo's Air Garden when compared to Chocobo's
      Forest. Eg. You get one point for finding a potion in Chocobo's
      Forest, two points for finding a potion in Chocobo's Lagoon and
      three points for finding a potion in Chocobo's Air Garden.
    
    Bonus Points:
    ------------
    Bonus points are essential if you want to receive a high point
    for each Chocobo Hot and Cold game. Here's the various methods
    to get the different bonus points:
    
    1)Once you dig four items in a game, you will be given extra 10
      seconds more to dig. Furthermore, all the items you get will
      now be doubled.
    2)The 'five second bonus points' applies if you can dig up the next
      item within five seconds. For example, after finding a treasure,
      you must find the next treasure within the next five seconds. The
      'five second bonus points' actually vary from location to location.
      You get five bonus points in Chocobo's Forest, ten points in
      Chocobo's Lagoon and fifteen points in Chocobo's Air Garden if
      you meet the 'five second bonus points' requirement.
    3)If you successfully dig all the treasures, you will receive
      marvellous bonus points. How much you will get will depend on the
      TIME LEFT and where YOU DIG your treasures. [Obviously, digging in
      Chocobo's Air Garden gives you the most bonus points and if there
      is more time left, you receive more bonus points.]
    4)The maximum number of treasures you can dig per game is EIGHT. The
      ONLY exception is in Chocobo's Lagoon before you get the Ocean
      Ability. In this case, the maximum number of treasures you can dig
      per game is FOUR.
    
    As mentioned in point no. 3, if you manage to dig up all the items,
    you will receive a lot of bonus points. Here's how you determine the
    bonus points:
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |    Location        |    Limit Bonus    | Subsequent Second Bonus  |
    |____________________|___________________|__________________________|
    |  Chocobo's Forest  |     80 Points.    |       + 16 Points.       |
    |____________________|___________________|__________________________|
    |  Chocobo's Lagoon  |     40 Points.    |       + 08 Points.       |
    |____________________|___________________|__________________________|
    |  Chocobo's Air     |    250 Points.    |       + 50 Points.       |
    |     Garden         |                   |                          |
    |____________________|___________________|__________________________|
    
    Things To Take Note:
    -------------------
    
    1)Limit Bonus is the amount of bonus points you will get if you find
      all the treasures between 00 to 01 second left as shown in the
      clock.
    2)For every subsequent second, from 2 seconds onwards, subsequent
      second bonus will be added.
    3)This excludes all the other bonuses like the 'five second bonus
      points'.
    
    I'll give you two examples to illustrate. Assuming you are playing
    the game at the Chocobo's Air Garden.
    
    Case 1:
    ------
    If 00 sec or 01 sec is left when you dig up all the items, you
    will receive 250 bonus points.
    
    Case 2:
    ------
    If 02 sec is left,
    you will receive 250 points + 50 points = 300 points.
                      /                \
              [Time Limit Bonus]  [Subsequent Second Bonus]
    
    Case 03:
    -------
    If 09 sec is left,
    you will receive 250 points + 8 x 50 points = 650 points.
                      /                 \
              [Time Limit Bonus]  [Subsequent Second Bonus]
    
    Conclusion:
    ----------
    The formula to calculate the bonus points is:
    
    Time Limit Bonus + Subsequent Time x Subsequent Second Bonus = Total
                              \                                    Bonus
                     [From 1 second onwards]
    
    I hope from the three cases above, you will have a better idea of
    how the bonus points are obtained.
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Scott Hebert <eihbeir@chartermi.net> for telling  |
    |      |me how the bonus points are calculated in the Chocobo Hot   |
    |      |and Cold game.                                              |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
    =======================================================================
    VII)Item List
    =======================================================================
    While playing the Chocobo's Hot and Cold game, you gain certain points
    for finding treasures. The points you gained during each game can be
    accumulated and you can use your hard-earned points to exchange for
    items. Simply talk to Mene to see your current points and you should
    also see an option to ask you whether you want to use your points to
    exchange for items.
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Item(s)           |Point(s)  |Additional Note                      |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Robe of Lords     |10,000    |The greatest robe. Elem-Def: Wind    |
    |                  |          |damage reduced by 100%.              |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Protect Ring      | 8,500    |Protects you from various attacks.   |
    |                  |          |Elem-Def: All elemental damage       |
    |                  |          |reduced by 50%.                      |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Wing Edge         | 3,500    |Throwing weapon more powerful than   |
    |                  |          |the Rising Sun. It is used with the  |
    |                  |          |command 'Throw' and cannot be equip- |
    |                  |          |ped.                                 |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Viltgance Card    | 1,800    |A card in column 9.                  |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Ether             |   450    |Restores 150 MP. Effect decreases    |
    |                  |          |in field. [100 MP when used in the   |
    |                  |          |field.]                              |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Ore               |   250    |Restores HP. Cannot be used in the   |
    |                  |          |field. It radiates a mysterious      |
    |                  |          |light.                               |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Pheonix Down      |   150    |Recovers a character from K.O.       |
    |                  |          |[Zero HP]                            |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    |Gysahl Green      |    10    |Cures berserk. Item has no effect if |
    |                  |          |used in the field. Chocobo's favour- |
    |                  |          |ite food.                            |
    |__________________|__________|_____________________________________|
    
                                   Table 6
    
    While playing the Chocobo Hot and Cold game, you can find these
    items through digging.
    
     ___________________________________________________
    |Items Found By Digging                             |
    |___________________________________________________|
    |       50 Gil |         Elixir |           Potion  |
    |      200 Gil |          Ether |           Remedy  |
    |      500 Gil |      Extension |       Rising Sun  |
    |    5,000 Gil |      Eye Drops |             Soft  |
    |  Annoyntment | *Gysahl Greens |             Tent  |
    |     Antidote |      Hi-Potion |      *Chocograph  |
    |      Cacusha |            Ore | *Chocograph Piece |
    |  Dead Pepper |   Phoenix Down |                   |
    |  Echo Screen | Phoenix Pinion |                   |
    |______________|________________|___________________|
    
                         Table 7
    
    Things To Take Note:
    -------------------
    1)For the same item you dig but in different locations, the points
      you get are different. Check out the 'Chocobo Hot and Cold Game'
      section for more details.
    2)You can use Gysahl Greens to summon Choco from anywhere in the
      World Map. With Choco summoned, you can then have a ride with Choco.
    3)There are 23 chocographs that you can dig. Check out the 'What's
      Chocograph?' section and 'Chocograph List' section for more details.
    4)There are 6 Chocograph Pieces that you can dig. Check out the
      'What's Chocograph Piece?' section for more details.
    
    =======================================================================
    VIII)Chocograph List
    =======================================================================
    Finally, the faq looks more like a Chocobo guide with the Chocograph
    list being added. I will only give you an approximate location and
    maybe, a few hints which I feel, is neccessary. This is because I
    strongly feel that the greatest joy in this mini-game is to search
    the treasures yourself. So, good luck! If you can't figure out where
    a particular treasure is and want a decent picture of the treasure
    location, visit this site as listed below:
    http://www.thegia.com/features/ff9guide-j/ff9cgraph.html
    
    I have also asked CjayC to post the English World Map that is sent to
    me by Ng Yeow Leong <andy_ng_rulz@hotmail.com>. [Yeah, it was I who
    sent that World Map to CjayC. Credit goes to Ng Yeow Leong or Andy
    Ng for sending the World Map to me.] It's 57 KB, I think and is in
    Jpeg format. Check out the in-depth faq which says World Map under
    the name 'Ng Yeow Leong'.
    
    The list took me a VERY LONG time to type. Please DO NOT use any
    portion of the list without my PERMISSION. [I almost fall asleep
    while typing out the list.]
    
    The Chocograph list is below: [In Order]
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |1)Streamside                                                        |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field.                                            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Elixir(x2), Hi-Potion(x3), Ether(x4), Germinas    |
    |                 |Boots(x2)                                         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |Go check where the river meets the ocean, Kupo.   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |You're hopeless if you can't find this, Kupo!     |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Cross the bridge near the Chocobo's Forest to     |
    |                 |reach a bridge.                                   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |2)Between Mountains                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability required |Field.                                            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Potion(x5), Hi-Potion(x5), Tent(x2), Cotton       |
    |                 |Robe(x2).                                         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |Go look near the mountains facing the ocean on    |
    |                 |the southwest side of the Mist Continent.         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Try going somewhere you don't usually go, Kupo.   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Very near to the mountains in the Southwest of    |
    |                 |the Mist Continent.                               |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |3)Uncultivated Land                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field.                                            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Antidote(x10), Jade Armlet(x1), Wind Edge(x3),    |
    |                 |Cargo Ship Card(x1).                              |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |The treasure is buried near a river, Kupo. I      |
    |                 |don't think it'll be easy to find.                |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Maybe you should leave it alone for now, Kupo.    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |South of the Evil Forest, near the river.         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |4)Healing Shore                                                     |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field.                                            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evolve           |Choco gains Reef Ability. [Light Blue]            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |I've seen a beach that looks like this near a     |
    |                 |city with high winds, Kupo.                       |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Kupo! You already know how to call a chocobo,     |
    |                 |right?                                            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evidence         |City with high winds => Cleyra                    |
    |                 |-Protected by whirling sandstorms.                |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Beach northwest of Cleyra.                        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |5)Abandoned Beach                                                   |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field.                                            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Phoenix Pinion(x9), Phoenix Down(x5),             |
    |                 |Peridot(x12), Diamond Gloves(x1).                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |I think there's a beach near a huge dying forest. |
    |                 |That might be it, Kupo.                           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |There are treasures on continents other than the  |
    |                 |Mist Continent.                                   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evidence         |Huge dying Forest => Large patch of forest around |
    |                 |Black Mage village => Outer Continent             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Beach around the Qu's Marsh in Outer Continent.   |
    |                 |Walk a little bit south from Qu's Marsh to reach  |
    |                 |the beach. Or northeast of Black Mage village.    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |6)Cold Field                                                        |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field.                                            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Echo Screen(x5), Hi-Potion(x7), Tent(x3), Theater |
    |                 |Ship Card(x1).                                    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |Looks like a very cold place, Kupo.               |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |There are other things you can ride besides Choco-|
    |                 |bo, Kupo.                                         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evidence         |Cold Place => Lost Continent [Icy Area]           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |At the beach in the southern part of the Lost     |
    |                 |Continent, travel a little bit east.              |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |7)Forgotten Lagoon                                                  |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef.                                      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Lagoon.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Gysahl Greens(x8), Ether(x5), Hi-Potion(x7),      |
    |                 |Dragon's Claws(x1).                               |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |Why not go play in icy-cold water?                |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Some treasure is hidden in the shallows, Kupo.    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |In the shallow water near the island south of the |
    |                 |Lost Continent. Make use of the beach in the      |
    |                 |southern part of the Lost Continent.              |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |8)Faraway Lagoon                                                    |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef.                                      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Potion(x37), Magic Tag(x6), Shield Armour(x1),    |
    |                 |Gaia Gear(x1).                                    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |I heard there is a long stretch of reef... That   |
    |                 |might be it, Kupo.                                |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |It feels really far away if your chocobo isn't    |
    |                 |grown up, Kupo.                                   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |In the shallow water west of Forgotten Continent. |
    |                 |Somewhere in between the rocks as shown in the    |
    |                 |Chocograph. There's a huge island northwest of    |
    |                 |the southwest Qu's Marsh in the World Map or      |
    |                 |directly west of Oeilvert. On that island, you    |
    |                 |will see two beaches on each side. Use the beach  |
    |                 |on the east side.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Credit           |Thanks to Chris Lynn <slacker@new.rr.com> for     |
    |                 |telling me first that this Chocograph above is    |
    |                 |being dug in Chocobo's Forest and not Chocobo's   |
    |                 |Lagoon. Sorry, it's my mistake.                   |
    |                 |__________________________________________________|
    |                 |Thanks to Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg> and |
    |                 |Oliver Surpless <osurpless@clarku.edu> for con-   |
    |                 |firming that this Chocograph is being dug in      |
    |                 |Chocobo's Forest, not Chocobo's Lagoon.           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |9)Abandoned Lagoon                                                  |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef.                                      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Soft(x6), Ether(x4), Feather Boots(x1), N-kai     |
    |                 |Armlet(x1).                                       |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Lagoon.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |I hear there's a sunken treasure near a peninsula |
    |                 |in the southern part of the Outer Continent, Kupo.|
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Start your search on a small beach, Kupo.         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Shallow water southwest of Black Mage village.    |
    |                 |From beach south of Black Mage village, head west.|
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |10)Bird's Eye Lagoon                                                |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef.                                      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Potion(x8), Phoenix Down(x4), Ether(x3), Magician |
    |                 |Robe(x1).                                         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |There are so many small islands surrounding the   |
    |                 |Mist Continent, Kupo!                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Try changing your point of view with R2, Kupo.    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Shallow water northwest of Lindblum Dragon's Gate.|
    |                 |A bit north of Lindblum Dragon's Gate is a U-     |
    |                 |shaped beach. From the beach, head west.          |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |11)Small Beach                                                      |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef.                                      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Remedy(x4), Elixir(x2), Rising Sun(x8), Oak       |
    |                 |Staff(x1).                                        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |It's a beach on a small island! A great place to  |
    |                 |vacation, Kupo.                                   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |There's nothing there, but it's my favourite      |
    |                 |place, Kupo.                                      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Shallow water in an island southeast of Chocobo's |
    |                 |Forest.                                           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |12)Dawn Lagoon                                                      |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef.                                      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Lagoon.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evolve           |Choco gains Mt Ability. [Red]                     |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |It's near a city where the night never ends.      |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Lots of rich people live there, Kupo.             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evidence         |City where night never ends => Treno              |
    |                 |Lots of rich people => Nobles => Treno            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Southeast of Treno. Travel east from Chocobo's    |
    |                 |Forest. The treasure is in the shallow waters.    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Credit           |Thanks to AdAm KuN <adam-kun@japan.com> for       |
    |                 |informing me of this error. I type 'west' from    |
    |                 |Chocobo's Forest. By right, it should be 'East'   |
    |                 |from Chocobo's Forest. My apology to everyone.    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |13)Forbidden Forest                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt.                                  |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Ether(x7), Elixir(x2), Wing Edge(x10), High Mage  |
    |                 |Staff(x1).                                        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |The forest lies where many mountain ranges merge, |
    |                 |Kupo!                                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |You need to go over a very high mountain.         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |In the forest surrounded by mountain near Dali.   |
    |                 |You should be able to spot the forest easily from |
    |                 |the crater of the mountain.                       |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |14)Green Plains                                                     |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt.                                  |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evolve           |Choco gains Ocean Ability. [Dark Blue]            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |There are treasures on the high plains too, Kupo! |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |High plains are grass fields that are found at a  |
    |                 |higher elevation.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |High plains northwest of Evil Forest. Pass the    |
    |                 |mountain northwest of Evil Forest to reach the    |
    |                 |high plains. Not ON the BEACH.                    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |15)Dusk Plains                                                      |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt.                                  |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Lagoon.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Phoenix Down(x12), Ore(x14), Kaiser Knuckles(x1), |
    |                 |Iron Man Card(x1).                                |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |What a beautiful sunset, Kupo!                    |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |At a certain location on the Forgotten Continent, |
    |                 |it is always dusk, Kupo.                          |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Northwest of the Wind Shrine. You should be able  |
    |                 |to see the place as shown in the Chocograph. Look |
    |                 |from the top view.                                |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |16)Forgotten Plains                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt.                                  |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Ore(x17), Ether(x5), Opal(x14), Demon's Mail(x1). |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |The long peninsular sort of points to the         |
    |                 |location of the treasures, Kupo.                  |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Look for the withered plateau, Kupo.              |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |From where Ipsen's Castle is located, head south  |
    |                 |a little and you should reach the plain. Near the |
    |                 |plain is a plateau. Search there.                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |17)Sea At Dusk                                                      |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea.                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Lagoon.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Phoenix Pinion(15x), White Robe(1x), Diamond(1x), |
    |                 |Masamune Card(1x).                                |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |There must be more treasures deeper in the ocean. |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Go dig in the ocean!                              |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |In the ocean northeast of Wind Shrine. You should |
    |                 |see two protruding rocks almost parallel to each  |
    |                 |other like a 'U' shape.                           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |18)Ocean                                                            |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea.                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Lagoon.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Ore(27x), Light Robe(1x), Whale Whisker(1x),      |
    |                 |Alexander Card(1x).                               |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |Look carefully! There's a small reef, Kupo!       |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Call a chocobo near this place, Kupo!             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Remember in Chocograph #8, I ask you to stop by   |
    |                 |an island where there are two beaches on both     |
    |                 |sides. That large piece of island is west of      |
    |                 |Oeilvert or northwest of a Qu's Marsh in the      |
    |                 |southwest part of the World Map. Now, you use the |
    |                 |beach on the west side. Search the ocean there.   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |19)Cold Lagoon                                                      |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea.                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Peridot(11x), Opal(9x), Sapphire(15), Topaz(19x). |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |What a complicated cove. The water looks very     |
    |                 |cold, Kupo!                                       |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Why would anyone hide treasure here, kupo?        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Ocean to the west of Fire Shrine. You should see  |
    |                 |a mirror image of a 'C' mark if you travel north  |
    |                 |from the western part of the Lost Continent. In   |
    |                 |the top part of the mirror image of a 'C' mark.   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |20)Mist Ocean                                                       |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea.                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Forest or Chocobo's Lagoon. [Must have  |
    |                 |all six Chocograph Pieces first.]                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Evolve           |Choco gains Sky Ability. [Gold]                   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |Look around the small islands located in the      |
    |                 |northeastern shore of the Mist Continent.         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Be patient and dig! Dig! Dig, Kupo!               |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |There's two small islands northeast of Alexandria |
    |                 |Harbor. Head further northeast from these two     |
    |                 |islands. It lies along the line of the equator.   |
    |                 |Search the ocean there.                           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |21)Outer Island                                                     |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea, Sky.                        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Garden.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Amethyst(x21), Garnet(x16), Genji Armour(x1),     |
    |                 |Ragnarok(x1).                                     |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |Kupo. It isn't a very big island.                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |How scary! I hope you like heights...             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Island east of Desert Palace. You should be able  |
    |                 |to see the island as shown in the chocograph.     |
    |                 |Search the area at the left of the foreground of  |
    |                 |the Chocograph.                                   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |22)Outer Island 2                                                   |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea, Sky.                        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Lagoon.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Sapphire(x11), Circlet(x1), Pumice Piece(x1),     |
    |                 |Hilda Garde 3 Card(x1).                           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |I think there's a desert nearby, Kupo.            |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |I don't think you can get near it from the ocean, |
    |                 |Kupo...                                           |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Island northwest of Desert Palace. You should be  |
    |                 |be able to see the island as shown in the choco-  |
    |                 |graph. The hint is search the edge of the forest  |
    |                 |as shown in the Chocograph. [Looks very small...] |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |23)Fairy Island                                                     |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea, Sky.                        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Garden.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Potion(x33), Annoyntment(x15), Holy Miter(x1),    |
    |                 |Dark Matter Card(x1).                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |There's a mountain on the middle of the island.   |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |Try going to places you couldn't reach before,    |
    |                 |Kupo!                                             |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Southwest of the Iifa Tree on an island. Search   |
    |                 |the base of the mountain towards the west.        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |24)Forgotten Island                                                 |
    |____________________________________________________________________|
    |Ability Required |Field, Reef, Mt, Sea, Sky.                        |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Treasures        |Ribbon(1x), Rebirth Ring(1x), Amethyst(13x), Ark  |
    |                 |Card(1x).                                         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Dug In           |Chocobo's Garden.                                 |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Hint             |What a strange shape for an island, Kupo.         |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Help             |You've come this far! You can figure it out, Kupo!|
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    |Approx. Location |Remember Chocograph #7? The treasure is now not   |
    |                 |in the shallow water anymore, but on the island   |
    |                 |itself. It's also northeast of the Qu's Marsh,    |
    |                 |located at the northermost part of the Forgotten  |
    |                 |Continent. It's also south of the Lost Continent. |
    |_________________|__________________________________________________|
    
    =======================================================================
    IX)Chocobo's Abilities
    =======================================================================
    There are four Chocographs that lead to four special locations. Upon
    finding these four locations, Choco will fall asleep and be teleported
    to the Chocobo's Dream World. At Chocobo's Dream World, Fat Chocobo,
    the god of all Chocobos will bestow a special ability to Choco such as
    the REEF ability, Mt ability, SEA ability and SKY ability.
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |Colour       |Ability     |What It Enables Choco...                 |
    |_____________|____________|_________________________________________|
    |Yellow       |Field       |Walk in flat lands. Normal Chocobo.      |
    |_____________|____________|_________________________________________|
    |Light Blue   |Reef        |Enables Choco to cross shallow water.    |
    |             |            |The shallow water is the light blue      |
    |             |            |portion of the waters.                   |
    |_____________|____________|_________________________________________|
    |Red          |Mt          |Enables Choco to cross mountains, ridges |
    |             |            |or any other rugged terrains.            |
    |_____________|____________|_________________________________________|
    |Dark Blue    |Ocean       |Enables Choco to cross the ocean.        |
    |_____________|____________|_________________________________________|
    |Gold         |Sky         |Enables Choco to fly.                    |
    |_____________|____________|_________________________________________|
    
                                    Table 8
    
    Points To Take Note
    -------------------
    
    1)The abilities are cumulative, so Choco will not lose a previously
      gained ability just because he has turned a new color. For example,
      when Choco evolves from a light blue chocobo to a red chocobo, Choco
      retains his ability to cross shallow water, but also gains another
      ability to cross mountains, ridges or any other rugged terrains.
    2)You can only enter and exit water from a beach. The same goes to the
      Red Chocobo. You cannot go from land to water unless you go through
      a beach. Even if you have gained the Ocean ability or Sky ability,
      you still have to use the beach, no matter what.
    3)The gold chocobo can ONLY land or fly in a FOREST. [When I said
      'forest', it means any NORMAL forest in the world, NOT CHOCOBO's
      FOREST!!!] To fly, put Choco in the forest and press the X button.
      To land, press the circle button when Choco is hovering above the
      forest.
    
    [Please refer to the 'Chocobo Navigation' section for the controls.]
    
    Below is a table showing how to obtain each ability.
    
     ____________________________________________________________
    |Ability |   Colour   |            Chocograph                |
    |________|____________|______________________________________|
    |Field   |   Yellow   | Initial.                             |
    |Reef    | Light Blue | Obtained from the  4th Chocograph.   |
    |Mt      |    Red     | Obtained from the 12th Chocograph.   |
    |Ocean   | Dark Blue  | Obtained from the 14th Chocograph.   |
    |Sky     |    Gold    | Obtained from the 20th Chocograph.   |
    |________|____________|______________________________________|
    
                               Table 9
    
    [Please refer to the 'Chocograph List' section for details.]
    
    I will add more information to this section in future if I feel that
    there's a need to.
    
    =======================================================================
    X)Evolving Chocobo
    =======================================================================
    This is a quick summary as to how to obtain a gold chocobo. When I
    say Chocograph #4, it means the fourth Chocograph in the Chocograph
    list. This section does not go to the details of playing the digging
    game but it does give you a general idea of the steps involved in
    obtaining a gold chocobo. I also assume that you already KNOW how to
    PLAY the CHOCOBO HOT AND COLD game. I will create the steps in the
    form of a flowchart. The left column will be the steps and the right
    column will contain some additional note. I hope this flowchart will
    be of some use to you. But, before that, there's an IMPORTANT NOTE
    below which I feel that you should read it.
    
    [If you want tips and strategies, please refer to 'Chocobo Hot and
    Cold Game' section.]
    
    [For more details on Chocobo's Dream World and the abilities Choco
    can gain, please refer to 'Chocobo's Abilities' section.]
    
    Important Note:
    --------------
    Before you go on to read to know the various steps of obtaining a
    gold chocobo, there's something that I feel that I should let you
    readers know.
    
    I have heard from some people that they have gotten a gold chocobo
    before getting the Hilda Garde 3 when they only have the Blue Narciss.
    As a result of that, they found out that certain parts in disc three
    will be be skipped automatically. If you want to avoid this situation
    and are interested to know more, please refer to Question 11 in the
    frequently-asked-questions section. [Don't say I didn't tell you
    before it's too late!!!]
    
    ______________________________________________________________________
     Steps For Obtaining Gold Chocobo             |Additional Note        |
    ______________________________________________|_______________________|
      Start out by playing your game in the       |While playing the      |
              Chocobo's Forest.                   |Chocobo's Hot and      |
                      |                           |Cold game, look        |
                      |                           |out for Chocograph     |
     Keep digging until there's no more           |Pieces. You should     |
     Chocograph left. The last Chocograph         |get some in Chocobo's  |
     you will get is Chocograph #4, which         |Forest before you get  |
     will let Choco gain the Reef Ability.        |the Reef Ability to go |
                      |                           |get the Reef ability   |
                      |                           |to go to Chocobo's     |
        Get your Reef Ability first.              |Lagoon.                |
                      |                           |                       |
                      |                           |Notice that you can    |
     Go to Chocobo's Lagoon. keep digging until   |now climb up the two   |
     there's no more Chocograph left. The last    |rocky ledges on each   |
     Chocograph you will get is Chocograph #12,   |side to search for     |
     which will let Choco gain the Mt Ability.    |treasures in Chocobo's |
                      |                           |Forest when Choco has  |
                      |                           |the Mt Ability. When   |
           Get your Mt Ability first.             |you go near the ledge, |
                      |                           |a ! sign will appear.  |
                      |                           |                       |
     Go to Chocobo's Forest. Keep digging until   |With Ocean Ability,    |
     there's no more Chocograph left. The last    |Choco can now search   |
     Chocograph you will get is Chocograph #14,   |the deeper waters in   |
     which will let Choco gain the Ocean Ability. |Chocobo's Lagoon. Mene |
                      |                           |now charges you 60 gil |
                      |                           |per game instead of 30 |
        Get your Ocean Ability first.             |gil and the playing    |
                      |                           |time is now 1 minute   |
                      |                           |instead of 30 seconds. |
     Go to Chocobo's Lagoon. Keep digging for the |                       |
     remaining Chocographs and Chocograph pieces. |You should have all    |
     Once you have all the six Chocograph pieces, |six Chocograph Pieces  |
     Chocograph #20 will appear, which will let   |and 21 Chocographs,    |
     Choco gain the Sky Ability.                  |except Chocograph #21, |
                      |                           |#23 and #24, which     |
                      |                           |could be found in      |
         Get your Sky Ability first.              |Chocobo's Air Garden.  |
                      |                           |                       |
                      |                           |Can't find Chocobo's   |
     Solve the 'mystery' of the six Chocograph    |Air Garden? Please     |
     pieces. Find Chocobo's Air Garden.           |See 'What's Chocograph |
                      |                           |Pieces?' section for   |
                      |                           |the details.           |
     Dig in Chocobo's Air Garden to find the last |                       |
     three Chocographs.                           |                       |
                      |                           |Congradulations!!! You |
                      |                           |have found all the 24  |
     Maybe, it is the time to search for the Dead |Chocographs and got a  |
     Pepper treasures. See below. Or you might    |gold chocobo. Time to  |
     also want to pay a visit to Fat Chocobo in   |collect the treasures  |
     Chocobo's Paradise.                          |you have missed.       |
                      |                           |                       |
                      |                           |                       |
    =======================================================================
    XI)Dead Pepper Treasure Locations
    =======================================================================
    After finding all the 24 chocographs and their respective treasures,
    it is time that you should head to Chocobo's Paradise. [Please refer
    to 'Chocobo-Related Locations' section for details on how to get to
    Chocobo's Paradise.]
    
    If you have not collected all the treasures, one of the hints that
    Fat Chocobo will tell you is that there are treasures in the world
    map that requires the Dead Pepper. The location to these treasures
    are NOT found in the Chocographs. There are a total of eight
    locations in the World, where you can find treasures and you NEED a
    dead pepper to get each of these treasures. The treasures can be
    found in places like MOUNTAIN CRACKS and FOAMING WATER.
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS4 |Talk to the chocobos in Chocobo's Paradise to find clues for |
    |      |the eight Dead Pepper treasure locations.                    |
    |______|_____________________________________________________________|
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS5 |Talk to the Chocobo sitting to the left of the Fat Chocobo   |
    |      |to maximise your Dead Pepper item to 99. However, you MUST   |
    |      |first FIND all the 24 Chocograph treasures before the Choco- |
    |      |bo will give you Dead Pepper for free.                       |
    |______|_____________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Tom Philbrick <tom@wickidpisa.com> for telling   |
    |      |me that you need to find all the 24 Chocograph treasures   |
    |      |before the Chocobo sitting to the left of the Fat Chocobo  |
    |      |can give you Dead Pepper.                                  |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    Introduction To Dead Pepper:
    ---------------------------
    Before I give you the list of Dead Pepper Treasure locations, I
    thought I will spend some time to discuss what are the effects of
    Dead Pepper on a chocobo.
    
    Besides Gysahl Greens, Dead Pepper is another favourite food for
    chocobos. It's called Dead Pepper because the type of plant that
    can bear this kind of pepper is extinct. [Still, I just don't like
    the name. Why choose 'dead' and not other words?]
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Vlad Tepish <drakulus@yahoo.com> for telling me  |
    |      |the reason why the name, 'Dead Pepper' was used.           |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    Here's some more stuffs about Dead Pepper:
    
    Several of the other FAQs I've read on the Japanese version of FFIX
    have called them 'Red Peppers'. This leads me to believe that they
    are, in fact, regular peppers and chocobos just freak out at the
    taste of very spicy foods. The name "Dead" is actually a translation
    error, made because a Japanese R sounds a bit like a cross between
    the sounds of L, R, and D. [Think Final Fantasy Tactics: translation
    errors abound, notably "Bracelet" instead of "Breath", because of
    wacky phonetics!!!]. Just be glad we didn't end up with Lead Peppers.
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Mr. Tuvai <tuvai@hotmail.com> for telling me     |
    |      |the translation error about 'Dead Pepper'.                 |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    According to mike evans <mystery_gerbil@yahoo.com>, he says that
    when you find your first 'Dead Pepper', Mene says that it's called
    this name because the plants that produce it have been all killed
    by the mist and there are no more being made. 
    
    Effect Of Dead Pepper:
    ---------------------
    After you have evolve Chocobo to red, you should be able to find
    plentiful Dead Pepper by playing the Chocobo's Hot and Cold game
    at any of the three possible digging places. [Chocobo's Forest,
    Chocobo's Lagoon and Chocobo's Air Garden.]
    
    Besides digging, you can also get 99 Dead Pepper from the chocobo
    who is sitting to the left of the Fat Chocobo. [Please refer to the
    'TIPS5' above.] When you give a Dead Pepper to a chocobo, it gives
    a chocobo a 'temporary magical ability' or 'excites' a chocobo to
    perform certain task like being able to break cracks, dive into water
    and so on.
    
     ____________________________________________________________________
    |Point |When Choco is... |Ability gain in that instant [Dead Pepper] |
    |______|_________________|___________________________________________|
    |  1   |On land          |Causes Choco to peck, breaking cracks.     |
    |______|_________________|___________________________________________|
    |  2   |On water         |Dive into water.                           |
    |______|_________________|___________________________________________|
    |  3   |On air           |Jump higher into the air.                  |
    |______|_________________|___________________________________________|
    
                                Table 10
    
    Some points to take note: [With Reference to Table 10]
    ------------------------
    
    1)Use a Dead Pepper on Choco when he's on land to cause Choco to
      peck. The cracks break further to reveal a hole or cave. And,
      inside the hole or cave will most likely to contain some treasures
      or lead to a certain place.
    2)Diving into water... Easily understand, right? Okay, you should
      dive into foaming waters. The type of water where you see bubbles
      coming out. Dive into these foaming water and Choco will return
      with treasures that are buried underwater. An example of an
      illustration is the foaming water in Quan's Dwelling.
    3)The third point is quite easy to understand. You need to know this
      to reach Chocobo's Air Garden. When you see a shadow on the ground,
      hover the gold chocobo above it and use a Dead Pepper. This will
      bring Choco and you to the Chocobo's Air Garden. [Please refer
      to 'What's Chocograph Pieces?' section for details.] 
    
    In my opinion, these treasures are VERY hard to find, in the sense
    that you don't have a Chocograph to look at. Not much clues are
    given as well. No picture to look at, meaning no Chocograph. As
    promised, these are the eight locations to the Dead Pepper Treasure.
    
    If you still need help finding the Dead Pepper treasures, visit
    gamefaqs and download the treasure World Map under the name 'Ng Yeow
    Leong'. The treasure world map is in jpeg format and is 57 KB, I
    think. Use this treasure World Map, together with the advice I have
    given to find your Dead Pepper treasure. I have also labelled the
    Dead Pepper treasures with respective to the ones shown in that
    treasure World Map. See the 'Legend' and you will know what I mean.
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |1)Foaming Water Beneath Quan's Dwelling                              |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Ore(x9), Topaz(x15), Tiger Racket(x1), Red Rose Card(x1). |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Bubble 4 [Access from Quan's Dwelling].                   |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |First, return to Quan's Dwelling on the mist continent.   |
    |          |Enter the cave. Do you remember that there is an edge of  |
    |          |the patio overlooking the ocean, where you can see the    |
    |          |foaming water below. Search there and choose to use a     |
    |          |Dead Pepper. Zidane then reappears on the World Map,      |
    |          |riding Choco on the patio. Use the Dead Pepper and you    |
    |          |will see Choco swan-dive into the bubbling water,         |
    |          |retrieving the treasure.                                  |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |2)Foaming Water Directly North Of Iifa Tree                          |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Potion(x50), Hi-Potion(x25), Ether(x9), Elixir(x7).       |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Bubble 3.                                                 |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |There's a foaming water in the ocean at the extreme north |
    |          |of Iifa tree. Search around that area carefully and you   |
    |          |should see it.                                            |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |3)Foaming Water Directly Between Mist Continent and Outer Continent  |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Straw Hat(x8), Pearl Armlet(x8), Aloha T-shirt(x7),       |
    |          |Sandals(x8).                                              |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Bubble 2.                                                 |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |The foaming water is somewhere a little southwest of the  |
    |          |southeastern peninsula on the Outer Continent.            |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Credit    |Thanks to Scott Hebert <eihbeir@chartermi.net> for giving |
    |          |me a better description that tells where the Dead Pepper  |
    |          |treasure #3 is.                                           |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |4)Foaming Water At Southern Tip Of Forgotten Continent               |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Remedy(x10), Black Robe(x1), Genji Gloves(x1), Blue       |
    |          |Narciss Card(x1).                                         |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Bubble 1.                                                 |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |The foaming water is somewhere in one of the lagoons in   |
    |          |the southern part of the Forgotten Continent. The foaming |
    |          |water lies on the west side of the Forgotten Continent at |
    |          |the southern tip.                                         |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Credit    |Thanks to Scott Hebert <eihbeir@chartermi.net> for giving |
    |          |me a better description that tells where the Dead Pepper  |
    |          |treasure #4 is.                                           |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |5)Mountain Crack On Eastern Part Of Lost Continent                   |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Lapis Lazuli(x41), Rosetta Ring(x1), Protect Ring(x1),    |
    |          |Airship Card(x1).                                         |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Crack 1.                                                  |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |The mountain crack is directly east to the Fire Shrine.   |
    |          |Examine the mountains to the east of the Fire Shrine and  |
    |          |you should find the crack quite easily.                   |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |6)Mountain Crack On Northeastern Part Of Forgotten Continent         |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Eye Drops(x19), Madain's Ring(x1), Genji Helmet(x1), Hilda|
    |          |Garde 1 Card(x1).                                         |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Crack 2.                                                  |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |There's a forest nearby the crack in the mountain. The    |
    |          |crack is a little northeast from the mountain crack near  |
    |          |Oeilvert. The crack is on the mountain that faces south.  |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |7)Mountain Crack Near Oeilvert                                       |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Maiden Prayer(x1), Dragon's Hair(x1), Gauntlets(x1), Odin |
    |          |Card(x1).                                                 |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Crack 3.                                                  |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |There's a forest nearby the crack in the mountain. The    |
    |          |crack is somewhere a little northwest of Oeilvert. The    |
    |          |crack is on the mountain that faces north.                |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     _____________________________________________________________________
    |8)Exact Former Location Of Shimmering Island                         |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
    |Treasures |Aquamarine(x10), Ultima Weapon(x1), Maximillian(x1),      |
    |          |Invincible Card(x1).                                      |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Legend    |Ultima Weapon.                                            |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    |Advice    |You can ONLY do this in disc FOUR, after World of Terra   |
    |          |has been DESTROYED. Use Choco's SEA ability and move      |
    |          |Choco to a position where the Shimmering Island ONCE      |
    |          |STOOD. You must position Choco EXACTLY on the dot where   |
    |          |"Shimmering Island" is shown on the World Map. Use a      |
    |          |Dead Pepper and Choco will retrieve the treasures.        |
    |          |Congradulations!!! You have obtained Zidane's strongest   |
    |          |weapon, Ultima Weapon.                                    |
    |__________|__________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS6 |While searching for these Dead Pepper Treasures, adjust the |
    |      |camera to have a closer view so you can see the cracks or   |
    |      |foaming water better.                                       |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS7 |While searching for the treasures in the Shimmering Island, |
    |      |press the SELECT button to make sure that Choco is position-|
    |      |ed EXACTLY at the spot where Shimmering Island used to be.  |
    |      |Choco is indicated by a yellow dot while the island is a    |
    |      |white dot.                                                  |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
    =======================================================================
    XII)Chocobo's Revitalising Ability
    =======================================================================
    As an added bonus for finding all the treasures, Choco can learn to
    restore your party's HP and MP completely, as well as remove any
    status abnormalities. All you need to do is visit a beach.
    
    What To Do???:
    -------------
    First, you have to find all the Chocograph treasures, Dead Pepper
    treasures and at least, use a Dead Pepper ONCE to enter the Mognet
    Central. Completing the side quest, 'Revival Of Mognet Central' is
    optional. [Please refer to the 'Chocograph List', 'Dead Pepper
    Treasure Locations' and the 'Revival Of Mognet Central' sections
    for more details.] Then, go to Chocobo's Paradise.
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to <TungJohnson@aol.com> for telling me that you    |
    |      |need to find all the Chocograph treasures, Dead Pepper     |
    |      |treasures and also complete the Revival Of Mognet Central  |
    |      |side quest in order to receive the Fat Chocobo card.       |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to J.P. Arevalo <mr.vincent@gunsmithcats.com> for   |
    |      |telling me that completing the 'Revival Of Mognet Central' |
    |      |is optional but you need to at least enter it once before  |
    |      |you can receive the Fat Chocobo card.                      |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE3 |Because of what <TungJohnson@aol.com> have said, I decided |
    |      |to go and try out the Chocobo's Revitalising Ability. The  |
    |      |reason why I can't receive the Fat Chocobo card is because |
    |      |I haven't completed the Mognet Central, even though I have |
    |      |found all the Chocograph treasures and the Dead Pepper     |
    |      |treasures in disc four. Later, in disc four, after I have  |
    |      |completed the Mognet Central, I got the Fat Chocobo card   |
    |      |after I returned to Chocobo's Paradise. However, I was too |
    |      |lazy and did not visit ALL the beaches.                    |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    Talk to Fat Chocobo and a scene between Zidane, Mene, Choco and Fat
    Chocobo will occur. To prevent spoilers, I won't talk more about the
    scene. But, here's a question for readers to think:
    
    1)Who needs each other more? Choco or Mene?
    
    Choco is a loyal friend. He won't abandon you. After the scene, you
    will end up riding Choco in the World Map. Now, return to Chocobo's
    Paradise again. Press the Square button, as if trying to challenge
    the Fat Chocobo to a card game. The Fat Chocobo will give you hints
    about Chocobo's Revitalising Ability by saying:
    
    "When you leave, try visiting all the world's beaches by yourself. Do
    not fear the monsters."
    
    "I'll grant you peace and restore you once you've visited them all."
    
    Then the usual message that asks you whether you want to play a
    card game will appear. Choose 'NO' if you do not want to play a
    card game with Fat Chocobo. Fat Chocobo's cards seem to be all the
    Chocobo card. Okay, back to the main topic. Exit Chocobo's Paradise
    and head back to the World Map.
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE4 |Do you know that you can also play Tetra Master card game  |
    |      |with all the chocobos in the Chocobo's Paradise? As usual, |
    |      |just press the Square button to challenge the chocobos to  |
    |      |a card game. Try challenging the Dark Blue chocobo on the  |
    |      |ledge above the Fat Chocobo. Press the X button to go down |
    |      |the long, steep slide to jump off to challenge him. When   |
    |      |you are done playing the game, the chocobo will say, 'a    |
    |      |guy named Ipsen taught us how to play.'                    |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Adam Wilkinson <wilkinson_adam@hotmail.com> for  |
    |      |telling me about playing cards with chocobos.              |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    Now, ride Choco to ANY beach. If you press the X button while riding
    Choco on a beach, Zidane will say like he should try walking. Now,
    dismount and then press the Circle button. You should hear a chime.
    Repeat this tedious process on every SINGLE beach in the World
    until a message which says, "relaxed and watch the beach waves!"
    After you have completed this tedious process, when you park your
    Choco on any beach in the world, your party's HP and MP will be
    completely healed and all status abnormalities will be removed.
    
       _________________
      /Personal Opinion \
     /___________________\_____________________________________________
    |Actually, the reward for letting Choco learn the Revitalising     |
    |Ability isn't that worthwhile. At most, you don't need to visit   |
    |an inn and save some Gil.                                         |
    |__________________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Brian Jakeman <chikarabrian@netscape.net>, Sue Lee         |
    |      |<cage_is@hotmail.com> and www.playonline.com.              |
    |      |___________________________________________________________|
    |      |Thanks to these people and PlayOnline also for providing   |
    |      |me information about Chocobo's Revitalising Ability.       |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    Some Tips For You:
    -----------------
    As you know, there are COUNTLESS beaches in the Final Fantasy IX
    world. If you don't visit the beaches in SYSTEMATIC order, you will
    definitely be confused and may end up wondering which beaches you
    have visited and which you have not, thus wasting many precious TIME.
    [This situation applies to me and that's one of the reason why I
    gave up visiting all the beaches.] Here are some tips for you.
    Hopefully, these tips will be of some use to you.
    
    a)Try visiting the beaches from ONE CONTINENT to another. I start
      off visiting the beaches in the Lost Continent because this seems
      to be the easiest to me. 
    b)Walk one round along the edges of the continent, that faces the sea
      in order not to miss any beach.
    c)Have DETERMINATION and DON'T GIVE UP like me.
    
    Getting Back 'Discarded' Cards:
    ------------------------------
    During any Chocograph treasure or any Dead Pepper treasure hunting, if
    there's 100 cards in your inventory, any card that you get during the
    treasure hunt will immediately be discarded. You might worried that
    there's no way to get back these 'discarded' cards. Actually, there's
    a way.
    
    First, you have to FIND ALL the Chocograph treasures, Dead Pepper
    treasures and also complete the 'Revival Of Mognet Central' side
    quest. Then, go to Chocobo's Paradise and talk to Fat Chocobo. The
    scene that involves Zidane, Mene, Choco and Fat Chocobo, which I
    have talked about earlier will occur. After the scene ends, you
    will be riding on Choco in the World Map. Now, return and talk to
    Fat Chocobo by pressing the usual X button. Fat Chocobo will say
    this if there is any 'discarded' card:
    
    "I have all the cards you've parted with during your journey."
    
    "You may take them back if you wish."
    
    You will then get all the 'discarded' cards back. Of course, you can
    choose whether to take back the cards or leave them under the care
    of Fat Chocobo. But, it would be rather stupid not to take these
    cards back since almost all the cards you find during your treasure
    hunt would be quite rare, unless you already have 100 cards in your
    inventory.
    
    This situation applies to me. I didn't check whether my card inventory
    is full or not and by the time I realised some cards were being dis-
    carded during my treasure hunt, it was too late!!! [Luckily, Fat
    Chocobo returns all these cards to me.]
    
    =======================================================================
    XIII)Revival Of Mognet Central
    =======================================================================
    Chocobo Hot and Cold game and treasure hunting with Choco is by far
    the most complex sidequest in Final Fantasy IX. Completing the
    sidequest and getting a gold Choco is essential as it not only lets
    you find many rare items and powerful equipments, it unlocks other
    sidequests like the 'Dead Pepper Treasures'. Another sidequest that
    depends on the gold Choco is the revival of Mognet. Because of this,
    I thought I will, as well, cover the Mognet Central side quest.
    
    On your way through Esto Gaza to Mount Gulug, while delivering a
    letter to Mogrika the moogle, you find out that the Mognet is
    shutting down because of an incident. From this point onwards, the
    Moogles will not ask you to deliver anymore letters.
    
    You can reach Mognet Central in disc three with a light-blue chocobo
    [with the Reef Ability]. If you manage to help ALL the moogles in the
    world to DELIVER ALL the LETTERS, without discarding any letter, you
    can do this sidequest from disc three onwards. But, don't worry if
    you have not not deliver all the letters. You will still be able to
    do this sidequest, but only from the disc four onwards. The only
    difference is the location of the moogle, Mois.
    
       __________________________
      /Location Of Mognet Central\
     /____________________________\____________________________________
    |The Mognet Central is a rather big island located north of the    |
    |Outer Continent. On the eastern side of the island, you should be |
    |able to find a crack in the mountain. What to do? Simply feed     |
    |Choco with a Dead Pepper to make him break the cracks. Enter to   |
    |find Mognet Central. Upon entering the Mognet Central, you will   |
    |hear the familiar Moogle theme. [I haven't heard this tune for a  |
    |very long time.]                                                  |
    |__________________________________________________________________|
    
       _________________
      /Personal Opinion \
     /___________________\_____________________________________________
    |The 'Revival Of Mognet Central' side quest is a rather tedious    |
    |side quest. In my opinion, it is not really rewarding. You ONLY   |
    |get a Protect Ring in exchange for your efforts. Still, Moogle    |
    |fans will definitely like this side quest. Besides, you need to   |
    |complete this side quest if you want to obtain the Fat Chocobo    |
    |card and let Choco learn the Revitalising Ability.                |
    |__________________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE5 |I'll try not to REVEAL any spoiler information about this  |
    |      |sidequest. To revive the Mognet, you have to deliver a     |
    |      |a CHAIN of LETTERS from MOOGLE to MOOGLE. The bad thing is |
    |      |although the moogle tells you which moogle to deliver the  |
    |      |letter, they will not tell you where the moogle is. Never  |
    |      |mind, I'll help you. The details for the walkthrough will  |
    |      |be in the form of a flowchart.                             |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE6 |Everytime you help a Moogle to deliver a letter to another |
    |      |Moogle, the Moogle that receives a letter will give you a  |
    |      |KUPO NUT. Remember the Moogle, Moguta in GIZAMALUKE'S      |
    |      |GROTTO who likes to eat Kupo Nut? Everytime you receive a  |
    |      |Kupo Nut, give to Moguta. He will GIVE YOU a RANDOM ITEM.  |
    |      |If you FORGET to give Moguta a Kupo Nut and deliver a new  |
    |      |letter to a new Moogle, the Moogle will not give you a     |
    |      |Kupo Nut because you can ONLY have ONE KUPO NUT in your    |
    |      |inventory. In short, everytime you deliver a successful    |
    |      |letter, receive a new letter, give the Kupo Nut to the     |
    |      |Moogle before you send the letter to the NEXT MOOGLE.      |
    |      |[Please refer to 'Feed The Moogle Family' section for more |
    |      |details.]                                                  |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    _____________________________________________________________________
    Steps For Reviving Mognet Central          |Additional Note          |
    ___________________________________________|_________________________|
             Find Mognet Central               |Refer to NOTE6 for the   |
                     |                         |location of the Mognet   |
                     |                         |Central.                 |
    Talk to the moogle, Artemician about that  |                         |
    'thing'. He uses it to make fur glossy.    |                         |
                     |                         |Remember to give Kupo    |
                     |                         |Nut to Moguta in Giza-   |
    Go to Alexandria's bell tower ruins, speak |maluke's Grotto.         |
    to the moogle, Kupo to receive a letter.   |                         |
                     |                         |                         |
                     |                         |Atla is inside right     |
    Deliver the letter to the moogle, Atla at  |door of the courtyard    |
    Burmecia. You receive a new letter.        |under the royal castle.  |
                     |                         |                         |
                     |                         |                         |
    Deliver the letter to the moogle, Mogryo   |Mogryo is standing out-  |
    at Black Mage village. You receive a new   |side Chocobo's farm.     |
    letter.          |                         |                         |
                     |                         |                         |
                     |                         |Kumool is the room       |
    Deliver the letter to the moogle, Kumool,  |where the pole is.       |
    at Ipsen's Castle. You receive a new       |                         |
    letter.          |                         |Mois has moved from Ice  |
                     |                         |Cavern to Fossil Roo.    |
                     |                         |Enter Qu's Marsh in Mist |
    Deliver the letter to the moogle, Mois at  |Continent with Quina in  |
    the former entrance of Fossil Roo. You     |your party to get to     |
    receive a new letter.*                     |Fossil Roo's entrance.   |
                     |                         |You CANNOT enter Fossil  |
                     |                         |Roo's entrance without   |
    Deliver the letter to the moogle, Noggy at |Quina in your party.     |
    Daguerreo. You receive a new letter.       |                         |
                     |                         |Noggy is in the room     |
                     |                         |where Four-armed Man     |
    Deliver the letter to the moogle, Kupo at  |or the Synthesis Shop    |
    Alexandria's bell tower ruin.              |is.                      |
                     |                         |                         |
                     |                         |Remember the area where  |
    Talk to Ruby in the Alexandria Mini-       |you first meet Puck? You |
    Theater. You get a key item.               |will find a ladder that  |
                     |                         |leads to Mini-Theater.   |
                     |                         |The key item you receive |
    Talk to the moogle, Artemician and hand    |is 'Superslick'.         |
    over the item you get to Ruby. Mognet is   |                         |
    revived and you get a Protect Ring for     |Congradulations!!! You   |
    your efforts.    |                         |complete the sidequest.  |
                     |                         |                         |
    _________________|_________________________|_________________________|
    
    * - If you are doing the side quest in disc three, go to the Ice
        Cavern to find Mois instead of the former entrance at Fossil
        Roo. The rest of the steps are the same. Remember that Ice
        Cavern cannot be accessed when you reach disc four so Mois
        has to move his house. And, one more difference is that if you
        do the side quest in disc four, you need to have Quina in your
        party so that you can enter Fossil Roo to find Mois but if you
        do it in disc three, you don't need to have Quina in your party,
        since Mois can be easily found in Ice Cavern.
    
    In Mognet Central, one of the moogles there will tell you how many
    letters you have successfully delivered to the moogles if you talk
    to him.
    
    Refer to my Final Fantasy IX Secrets and Side Quest guide faq for a
    shorter and simplified version of how to complete this Mognet Central
    side quest.
    
    =======================================================================
    XIV)Feed The Moogle Family
    =======================================================================
    Everytime you receive a Kupo Nut for successfully delivering a letter
    between the moogles, you have to return to Gizamaluke's Grotto and
    feed it to the father of the moogle family, Moguta. In exchange for
    a Kupo Nut, you will receive a random item. The random item includes
    items like Tent, Phoenix Pinion etc.
    
    During your 'Dead Pepper Treasures' hunting, you will receive 7 Aloha
    T-shirts. [It's the foaming water directly between the Mist Continent
    and the Outer Continent.] But, you have eight party members. You can
    get the 8th Aloha T-shirt by giving a Kupo Nut to Moguta in disc four
    at Gizamaluke's Grotto. Now, you have the full set of Hawaiian gear.
    Now, everyone is stylin'. [For more details about the use of Straw
    Hat, Pearl Armlet, Aloha T-shirt and Sandals, please refer to the
    'Southern Tropical Outfits' section for more details.]
    
    =======================================================================
    XV)Southern Tropical Outfits
    =======================================================================
    Thanks to Douglas Baumgartner <douglas5970@onebox.com> for telling
    me the use of the Aloha T-shirt, Straw Hat, Pearl Armlet and Sandals.
    
    Aloha T-shirt, Straw Hat, Pearl Armlet and Sandals are a full set of
    the Southern Tropical Outfit. Remember that in Final Fantasy VI,
    Square added Imp Weapon and Armour for the characters? Those who
    wants more challenge, defeat Kefka, the final boss with your party
    members as Imp by equipping them with Imp Weapon and Armour.
    
    Equip your character with this FULL-SET of outfit. [This includes
    equipping the Aloha T-shirt, Straw Hat, Pearl Armlet and Sandals.]
    You notice that your character's Defense, Evade, Magic Def and
    Magic Eva will decrease to ZERO while Speed, Strength, Magic and
    Spirit might also greatly be reduced.
    
    Take this ultimate challenge. Equip these outfits on your party
    members and see if you can defeat Ozma, Hades etc or the final boss,
    Necron. Actually, it makes no difference. Except that if you think
    Ozma is too 'easy' for you, you might consider equipping these
    outfits to make the fight tougher and more challenging for you. [I
    didn't really let my party members to wear this outfit to beat Ozma.
    If I did, I probably have little chance of defeating Ozma.]
    
    Major Dropback:
    --------------
    In Final Fantasy VI, when your characters are changed to Imp and are
    equipped with Imp weapon and armour, you can immediately see a great
    difference between the Imp and the NORMAL characters. Well, I guess
    that's Imp.
    
    My complain is that when you equip the full set of all this tropical
    outfits, you don't really SEE ANY NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE in the
    characters' outfits during battle. What a pity! At least, some
    colour changes with the outfits will be fine!!! Don't you think
    so? It can be quite boring, seeing your character wearing the SAME
    coloured outfit all the time during battle.
    
    Where To Get The Outfit:
    =======================
    There are 8 Aloha T-shirts, 8 Straw Hats, 8 Pearl Armlets and 8
    Sandals. The reason is there are eight party members, right?
    Okay, here's how to get these equipments:
    
    1)Dead Pepper Treasure:
    =>Foaming Water Directly Between Mist Continent and Outer Continent.
    =>Please refer to the 'Dead Pepper Treasure Locations' section on
      how to get the Dead Pepper treasures.
    =>You will find 8 Straw Hat, 8 Pearl Armlet, 7 Aloha T-shirt and
      8 Sandals.
    2)What happen to the last Aloha T-shirt?
    =>Give a Kupo Nut to Moguta in Gizamaluke's Grotto in disc four
      to receive the last Aloha T-shirt.
    =>Please refer to the 'Feed The Moogle Family' section for more
      details.
    
    Any Other Use:
    -------------
    Another use is to sell these items in exchange for Gil. In my opinion,
    you ONLY need FOUR of each equipment because you can ONLY have four
    party members in a party each time. Does that make sense? To me, it's
    all right to sell the four of each equipments away as you can get
    some Gil. [Each Aloha T-shirt can be sold for a LOT of Gil.] This
    is just my personal opinion. Anyway, the selling price of these
    equipments are listed below:
    
     ________________________________________
    |Name Of The Equipment |Selling Price    |
    |______________________|_________________|  See, I told you. The
    |Straw Hat             |   750 Gil       |  Aloha T-shirt are VERY
    |______________________|_________________|  valuable.
    |Pearl Armlet          |   490 Gil       |
    |______________________|_________________|
    |Aloha T-shirt         | 9,500 Gil       |  9,500 Gil per Aloha
    |______________________|_________________|  T-shirt. It's really a
    |Sandals               |   600 Gil       |  lot, don't you think so?
    |______________________|_________________|
    
    =======================================================================
    XVI)Ranking In Daguerreo
    =======================================================================
    The true identity of the four-armed bandit will be revealed when you
    have gained a treasure hunting ranking of "S". To your Treasure
    Hunting ranking, simply speak to the Four-armed Man or the woman at
    the Treno Inn.
    
    Once you reach rank S, speak to the Four-armed Man in Daguerreo. He's
    standing in the room where the moogle, Noggy is. When Four-armed Man
    finds out that you are a Rank S treasure hunter, he will then become
    intimidated and he runs out of the room abruptly. Follow him to the
    entrance and he will then tell you about his true identity. [What's
    his identity? You find it out yourself. My current Treasure Hunting
    Ranking is only 'C' but then I have already know his identity.] After
    that, he will hand you the 'Rank S Award' key item.
    
    The treasure hunting ranking is determined by a point system:
    
    1)1 point for every chest, searched Field icon, and item gained in
      event sequence, and every key item purchased in the Treno's Auction
      House [with the exception of Magical Fingertip and Pearl Rouge].
    2)2 points for every chest found on the World Map while riding on
      Choco.
    3)No points are awarded for items found while digging in the 'Chocobo
      Hot and Cold' game or bought from Stiltzkin.
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |TIPS8 |You might also want to take this opportunity and challenge |
    |      |Four-Armed Man to a Tetra Master card game. You can win a  |
    |      |lot of DIFFERENT RARE AIRSHIP cards from him.              |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|The information can also be found in www.playonline.com. I |
    |      |took the information directly from there and then edited a |
    |      |little bit.                                                |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    =======================================================================
    XVII)Collector's Rank
    =======================================================================
    The Collector's Rank is a number that ranges from 0 to 1700 that
    measures how 'prestige' you are as a Tetra Master player. Your
    Collector's Rank can be viewed in the Card menu.
    
    How To Get Maximum Collector's Points:
    -------------------------------------
    If you manage to beat the powerful boss, Ozma, you will receive a
    key item called 'Strategy Guide'. It tells you what you must do if
    you want to achieve the maximum Collector's Rank and this is what
    it says:
    
    "You must collect cards with triangles pointing in different
    directions, or you can't achieve the highest rank!" =Grand Master|=
    
    1)Collect EVERY single cards.
    2)Each card must have unique arrow arrangement.
    3)Play with each card several times until all of them must have the
      second letter with the letter A, meaning level up the card's
      Attack type to A.
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE7 |If you are interested in how to calculate your collector's  |
    |      |points, please refer to the Tetra Master faq written by     |
    |      |Trifthen or Final Fantasy IX Walkthrough Part I by  "A"     |
    |      |Tadeo. As everyone knows, I didn't spend much time playing  |
    |      |the Tetra Master card game so I don't really know much      |
    |      |about it. So, I think I will leave the calculation part of  |
    |      |the collector's points to other faq writers.                |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to <XNyarlathotep@aol.com> for information on how to |
    |      |get the maximum Collector's Points.                         |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
    Collector's Rank:
    ----------------
    Depending on the number of collector points you have, you will be
    associated with a title. Below shows the range of collector's points
    you need to get to get the respective titles:
    
     _________________________________________________________________
    |Collector's Points |Title       |Collector's Points |Title       |
    |___________________|____________|___________________|____________|
    |      0 to  299    |Beginner    |   1350 to 1359    |Champion    |
    |    300 to  399    |Novice      |   1360 to 1369    |Analyst     |
    |    400 to  499    |Player      |   1370 to 1379    |General     |
    |    500 to  599    |Senior      |   1380 to 1389    |Expert      |
    |    600 to  699    |Fan         |   1390 to 1399    |Shark       |
    |    700 to  799    |Leader      |   1400 to 1449    |Specialist  |
    |    800 to  899    |Coach       |   1450 to 1474    |Elder       |
    |    900 to  999    |Advisor     |   1475 to 1499    |Dominator   |
    |   1000 to 1099    |Director    |   1500 to 1549    |Maestro     |
    |   1100 to 1199    |Dealer      |   1549 to 1599    |King        |
    |   1200 to 1249    |Trader      |   1600 to 1649    |Wizard      |
    |   1250 to 1299    |Commander   |   1650 to 1679    |Authority   |
    |   1300 to 1319    |Doctor      |   1680 to 1689    |Emperor     |
    |   1320 to 1329    |Professor   |   1690 to 1697    |Pro         |
    |   1330 to 1339    |Veteran     |   1698 to 1700    |Master      |
    |   1340 to 1349    |Freak       |                   |            |
    |___________________|____________|___________________|____________| 
    
     ___________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Trifthen <trifthen@hotmail.com> for providing the |
    |      |list and making this table possible.                        |
    |______|____________________________________________________________|
    
    Maximum Cards:
    -------------
    As a Tetra Master player, you can only keep up to a maximum of 100
    cards in your inventory. If you already have 100 cards, you won't
    be able to get any new cards, unless you discuss some cards away.
    However, during any Chocograph treasure or any Dead Pepper treasure
    hunting, if you already have 100 cards, the new cards that you should
    get, would be discarded while the existing cards remain. There is a
    way to get back these 'discarded' card. [Please refer to the
    'Chocobo's Revitalising Ability' section for more details on how to
    get back these 'discarded' cards.]
    
    You should always discard weak cards like the one with very
    low statistics and few arrows, to allow rooms for other rare cards.
    To discard a card, simply select the card to be discarded in the
    card menu and press the X button.
    
    There are a total of 100 different card types. If you want to have all
    the 100 different single cards, that means that you can ONLY have ONE
    card of each different card type.
    
    Things To Take Note:
    -------------------
    
    1)For two cards of the SAME type, that DOESN'T mean that these two
      cards will have SIMILAR ARROW ARRANGEMENT and card STATISTICS.
    2)Raising the Card's numerical values DOES NOT CHANGE the Collector's
      Rank.
    3)You can level up a card's statistics by using the card more often
      in the game. However, some cards' statistics level up faster or
      slower than others while certain cards have statistics that cannot
      be raised like any of Frog's statistics or Lindblum's attack
      statistics.
    
    =======================================================================
    XVIII)Kalisto
    =======================================================================
    This is an exclusive information not found in any other faqs. Only
    in 'ysf' faq. According to my friend, the pirated English copy of
    Final Fantasy IX came out much earlier than the original English
    version of Final Fantasy IX. I am not sure if this applies to other
    countries but this definitely applies to Singapore. Somehow, places
    like Philippines, Indonesia also have Kalisto versions.
    
    My friend who bought the first batch of pirated Final Fantasy IX CD
    told me this:
    
    Everytime you play the pirated CD, you should see a nice AMIGA FONT
    with the word 'KALISTO'. It also has a very cool background music.
    It will ask you to 'PRESS ANY BUTTON!'. Press any button and the
    usual logo with the words 'Published by Square Electronic Arts L.L.C'
    will appear and everything plays normally.
    
       _______________________________
      /Why buy it in the first place? \
     /_________________________________\_______________________________
    |When my friend first saw the AMIGA FONT, he thought he had bought |
    |the wrong game. Hahaha!!!                                         |
    |__________________________________________________________________|
    
    Here's the information that you might be interested:
    
    a)Kalisto is the name of a group of hackers online that released
      pirated versions of games, including games for systems like
      Dreamcast and PlayStation 2.
    b)The team members of Kalisto are believed to be from Philippines.
    c)Somehow, they seem to have an 'inside man' [I act 'blur'!!! Don't
      go around spreading] in SquareSoft because they have Final Fantasy
      IX 2 weeks earlier. They also released Chrono Cross two weeks
      earlier than the actual release date.
    d)Somehow, I made a mistake that you need the AMIGA FONT in order
      to play the pirated Final Fantasy IX. According to The Glow, they
      put their 'big names' there because Final Fantasy IX is a big title.
      [Put their big names there? As if they haven't hurt the industry
      enough!!!]
    e)The Kalisto version should play like the normal original game,
      except that you will experience very frequent FMV gitches. A
      few examples are the sound goes bad on the South Gate with the
      Black Waltz on disc one, the last FMV on disc two with Garnet
      sitting by Brahnes grave and on disc three when the FMV shows
      Garnet cutting her hair.
    
    And, one good news to those who are interested to know about Kalisto.
    Carlos "Zermeņo" <zorkmx@yahoo.com> told me a new webpage. And, guess
    it? It's the webpage of the company, kalisto. To everyone's surprise,
    it belongs to a French company. And, what about the hackers from the
    Philippines? And, here's the URL to the webpage of Kalisto. The URL
    is www.Kalisto.com. Remember to check it out.
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |NOTE8 |Please DO NOT e-mail me and ask me about pirated games.    |
    |      |Piracy is a rather sensitive issue so I will refrain from  |
    |      |talking about it. I ONLY know this MUCH about KALISTO.     |
    |      |DON'T KEEP ASKING ME ABOUT KALISTO. But, if you know some  |
    |      |new information regarding KALISTO or find any information  |
    |      |here wrong about KALISTO, you are WELCOMED to inform me    |
    |      |about it. Credits will be given.                           |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to The Glow <lordgokuo@mindspring.com> for telling  |
    |      |me about my mistake in point c) [Corrected] and stuffs     |
    |      |about Kalisto. Thanks to the new information he has given  |
    |      |me, I have rewritten all the points from a) to c).         |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Thanks to Carlos "Zermeņo" <zorkmx@yahoo.com> for telling  |
    |      |me the URL to Kalisto homepage.                            |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
     __________________________________________________________________
    |Credit|Eon Strife <eon_strife@yahoo.com>, Mr. Aljoriz M. Dublin   |
    |      |<aljay@i-cebu.com.ph>, Adrian Godong <adrian@godong.com>   |
    |      |and David Strange <majere@angelfire.com>.                  |
    |      |___________________________________________________________|
    |      |Thanks to these people for discussing information about    |
    |      |Kalisto with me.                                           |
    |______|___________________________________________________________|
    
    =======================================================================
    XIX)Square's Favourite Numbers
    =======================================================================
    A reader, Sony Valdez <s_cloudx@yahoo.com> send me a very interesting
    information and I thought that I should share it with everyone. This
    is what he says:
    
    Do you know why Square loves the numbers 255 and 65,535? [255 is the
    highest obtainable stat for the character's attributes and 65,535
    is the experience gained for defeating Ozma's.] This has a little
    to do with the background on programming.
    
    First, you have to know something about Hexadecimal numbers. We all
    count in Decimal numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. But the
    computer uses Binary numbers, 1 and 0. Early computers use this
    kind of numbering system. Then, the Hexadecimal was invented due
    to the increase of computer power. An Hexadecimal has 16 numbers
    namely: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F. Which means
    that 10 in Decimal number is A in Hexadecimal number. If you wish,
    open your window's calculator and select view/scientific. Type in
    10 and click on Hex. This will convert the Decimal to hexadecimal.
    
    First, type in the number 255 in Dec. Then, convert it to Hex. You
    will get EXACTLY FF in Hexadecimal. [not the ancronym of Final
    Fantasy] Recall that the first Final Fantasy game uses a ROM
    cartridge. These cartridges also use the Hex system. Therefore,
    the maximum number you can get is exactly FF, or the famous 255
    number. So when the person in Midgar slum said, "That's funny, I
    can only count to 255." The programmers laughed. It was the
    programmers' joke!
    
    For the number 65,535, you must be familar with the methods that
    a computer stores numbers. But without going to too much details,
    let me tell you that there are different ways to store a number:
    Short, Integer and Long. [there are others too but for simplicity's
    sake, I only put these in] Now the difference between these data
    types are their storage range and the speed. Additions with Short
    is definitely faster than Integer.
    
    Now, an Integer has the range of EXACTLY -65,535 to 65,535. Anymore
    and it would be a Long. When I saw Ozma's exp on your FAQ, I laughed
    because it's another Programmers' joke. And then I realized that
    Final Fantasy IX must have used Short and Integer in programming
    their stats.
    
    That's all Sony Valdez <s_cloudx@yahoo.com> said. And, it's back to
    ysf again. When he first told me this, I was rather surprised. I
    immediately took my calculator out and tested it. Indeed, when I type
    255 in Dec form and convert it to Hex, the letters, FF appear. Then,
    when I do the same thing by keying the number, 65,535 in and convert
    it from Dec to Hex, surprising, FFFF appears. Amazing, right? I am
    not really a programmer, unlike Sony Valdez <s_cloudx@yahoo.com> and
    I do not know Hexadecimal that much but certainly, it does capture
    my attention, if not, I wouldn't have spent the effort to type the
    entire thing out to tell you, readers. Now, take out a calculator and
    try it yourself. Now, do you finally understand why the programmers
    at SquareSoft like the numbers 255 and 65,535?
    
    Some More Info:
    --------------
    Quite a few number of readers who have responded after reading this
    section. Some asked me more details about Hex and some programming
    language. I am not really a programmer expert. 
    
    In case, you are interested. Here's some information for you. The
    information below is contributed by John O. Thoma <jthoma3@home.com>.
     
    "Machine Language" is the basic of programming language, known as
    Binary, or Base 2.  In everyday life, we normally use Base 10, or
    Decimal numbers. Later, programmers decided to organise the machine
    language into clusters.  These were known as Nibbles, Bytes, and
    Words.  One Nibble is four Binary Digits [or Bits].  A Byte is two
    Nibbles, or eight bits.  Finally, a Word is 4 Nibbles, or 2 Bytes,
    or 16 bits.
     
    Binary   [Machine Language]
    ------
    Bit    - A 1 or a 0
    Nibble - Ranges from 0 to 15.  0 is written as 0000, and fifteen as
             1111.
    Byte   - Ranges from 0 to 255.  0 is written as 0000 0000, and 255
             is written as 1111 1111.
    Word   - Ranges from 0 to 65535.  0 is written as 0000 0000 0000 0000,
             while 65535 is written as 1111 1111 1111 1111.
     
    Who would want to write out so many 0s and 1s? Therefore, they decided
    to simplify it by introducing a new Base of numbers.  This introduces
    the Hexadecimal Numbers.  When dealing with Hex, Each Nibble is being
    represented by a charactor, therefore:
     
    Hex
    --- 
    Bit    - Too small to be written in hex [Does not exist]
    Nibble - Represented by one charactor. 0 is written as 0, and 15 is
             written as F.
    Byte   - Represented by two charactors. 0 is written as 00, and 255
             is written as FF.
    Word   - Represented as four charactors. 0 is written as 0000, and
             65535 is written as FFFF.
     
    Please note that all games, and even other programs, follow this basic
    design too. Thus FFFF tells the computer 1111 1111 1111 1111, while
    FFF1 tells the computer 1111 1111 1111 0001. These strings of ones
    and zeros are the only way a computer can store and act upon data.
    
    If you don't believe that this is true, try opening a word document
    in a Hex editor. A hex editor shows you the program the way the
    computer sees it. As far as I know, you will probably not see the
    ones and zeros, only the Hexadecimal representations of them.
    
    Lastly, the reason for the limit of 255 and 65535 is due to space
    issue. 65535 is exactly one word [FFFF], and 255 is exactly one byte
    [FF]. These are used because they give a decent range for the data
    they represent. These are also the two smallest parts of memory that
    a programmer uses today. You will probably notice that your gold in
    that game only goes up to 999999999. [If it doesn't, it only goes up
    to 9999999] The reason for this is that these numbers are less than:
    
    9999999   - Less than 16711425, or FF FFFF.
    999999999 - Less than 4261413375, or FFFF FFFF.
    
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    XX)Song Lyrics- Melodies Of Life
    =======================================================================
    Here is something that I can do for you, readers. Yes, it's the song
    lyrics of Melodies Of Life, both in English and Japanese. With the
    success of vocal songs like Xenogears' Small Two Of Pieces and Final
    Fantasy VIII's Eyes On Me, Nobuo Uematsu's latest creation, Melodies
    Of Life will definitely bring 'Final Fantasy Musical World' to a
    whole new level. I have heard both the English and Japanese songs.
    And, I will say that the Japanese song sounds much better than
    English one. By the way, just to let you know, Melodies Of Life is
    being sung by a Japanese singer, Emiko Shiratori. The English lyrics
    are taken from this site:
    
    http://www-personal.umich.edu/~nstevens/lyrics/ff9.html#molj
    
    Melodies of Life [English]
    ----------------
    
    Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark
    For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart
    To weave by picking up the pieces that remain
    Melodies of life--love's lost refrain
                   
    Our paths they did cross, though I cannot say just why
    We met, we laughed, we held on fast, and then we said goodbye
    And who'll hear the echoes of stories never told?
    Let them ring out loud till they unfold
    In my dearest memories, I see you reaching out to me
    Though you're gone, I still believe that you can call out my name
                   
    A voice from the past, joining yours and mine
    Adding up the layers of harmony
    And so it goes, on and on
    Melodies of life,
    To the sky beyond the flying birds--forever and beyond
                   
    So far and away, see the bird as it flies by
    Gliding through the shadows of the clouds up in the sky
    I've laid my memories and dreams upon those wings
    Leave them now and see what tomorrow brings
                   
    In your dearest memories, do you remember loving me?
    Was it fate that brought us close and now leaves me behind?
                   
    (repeat)
                   
    If I should leave this lonely world behind
    Your voice will still remember our melody
    Now I know we'll carry on
    Melodies of life
    Come circle round and grow deep in our hearts
    As long as we remember
    
    The Japanese lyrics and the translation of the Japanese lyrics of
    'Melodies Of Life' are done by Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>
    
    Melodies Of Life [Japanese]
    ----------------
    
    Ate mo naku   Samayotteita
    Te ga kari mo naku sagashi tsuzuketa
    Anata ga kureta omoide wo   
    Kokoro wo iyasu uta ni shite
    
    Yakusoku mo suru koto mo naku   
    Kawasu kotoba mo kimetari mo sezu
    Dakishime   Soshite tashikameta
    Hibi wa nido to kaeranu
    
    Kioku no naka no te wo furu anata wa
    Watashi no na wo yobu koto ga dekiru no?
    
    Afureru sono namida wo
    Kagayaku yuuki ni kaete
    Inochi wa tsuzuku
    Yoru wo koe
    Utagau koto no nai ashita e to tsuzuku
    
    Tobu tori no mukou no sora e
    Ikutsu no kioku azuketa darou
    Hakanai kibou mo yume mo
    Todokanu basho ni wasurete
    
    Meguriau no wa guuzen to ieru no?
    Wakareru toki ga kanarazu kuru no ni
    
    Kieyuku unmei de mo
    Kimi ga ikiteiru kagiri
    Inochi wa tsuzuku
    Eien ni
    Sono chikara no kagiri   Doko made mo
    
    Watashi ga shinou to mo
    Kimi ga ikiteiru kagiri
    Inochi wa tsuzuku
    Eien ni
    Sono chikara no kagiri 
    Doko made mo tsuzuku
    
    Melodies Of Life [Translation]
    ----------------
    Wandered about without a destination
    I searched on and on without a support
    The memories that you gave me became a healing song to my heart
    
    No promises were made then
    No exchange of words are fixed too
    Those days when we embraced and affirmed 
    Shall never return again
    
    The picture of you waving hands in my memories
    I can still hear you calling out my name
    
    These tears that overflow shall become shining courage
    Life will go on
    Passing through the night
    Continuing towards a doubtless tomorrow
    
    Towards the sky where the soaring birds are
    Various memories I shall probably leave
    Those fruitless hopes and dreams
    I shall forget them somewhere where I can't reach
    
    Can a chanced meeting be called "by chance"
    When the time that two must part will definitely come?
    
    Even if it is a fate to fade
    As long as you live
    Life will go on
    Forever   As long as that strength remains   Wherever it may be
    
    Even if I shall die
    As long as you live
    Life will go on
    Forever   As long as that strength remains   
    Goes on wherever it may be
    
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    XXI)Frequently-Asked-Questions
    =======================================================================
    Thanks to the support from readers. The 'Frequently-Asked-Question'
    section is here. Don't worry!!! I won't add too many questions unlike
    my Final Fantasy VIII faqs.
    
    If you have any questions that you would like to ask me, please read
    below. You may find your answers to your problems here. More questions
    will be added to the frequently-asked-question section with each new
    update of the faq.
    
    In future, if you wish to ask any questions, please read through this
    frequently-asked-question section at least once. From now onwards, I
    won't entertain anymore questions that can be found here in this
    section. However, if the questions that you want to ask can be found
    here and you still cannot solve it, feel free to e-mail me and tell
    me what your problems are. If you don't describe the problems, then
    I will not entertain. I hope you can understand that as I want to
    reduce the number of junk mails that I get almost everyday. Also,
    please check out the E-MAILING RULES first before you send me any
    e-mails.
    
    A problem with some readers is that they TEND to ASK QUESTIONS about
    certain parts of the game even though they HAVE NOT REACHED that
    POINT yet. I get quite irritated when I receive such questions.
    But, anyhow, I'll try my best to reply as many questions I get so
    don't worry. And, if I don't reply you, maybe that's because I have
    a rather tight schedule and I hope you can understand that. Thanks.
    
    Last Updated:3th July 2001
    ============
    
    Gameplay Related Questions
    --------------------------
    Here is a list of questions that are related to Chocobo and some
    other gameplay stuffs. For enquires on other Final Fantasy IX's
    secrets and side quest, please refer to my Final Fantasy IX Secrets
    and Side Quest.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     1)What is the use of the Dead Pepper? And, where can I find it? I
       have been digging in Chocobo's Forest for hours without getting
       one. I haven't got the Reef ability yet.
    
       Please read the 'Dead Pepper Treasure Locations' section for more
       details. I have added comprehensive details about Dead Pepper and
       how to get it. Despite how many times I have stressed, I still
       get e-mails from readers, asking me where or how to get Dead
       Pepper. For goodness sake, please READ it yourself.
    
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     2)I have been digging in a particular PLACE [Forest, Lagoon etc] for
       hours without finding a single Chocograph.
    
       All I can say is be patient!!! In future, please do not ask me what
       to do if you have not been finding a Chocograph after playing the
       'digging' game for hours. My own solution to you is continue your
       game first. You can do the Chocobo's Hot and Cold mini-game later.
    
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     3)I can't find a PARTICULAR Chocograph treasure or Dead Pepper
       treasure. Please help me!!!
    
       I have listed down all the details, hints etc on how to find the
       Chocograph treasures, from what I remember. The same goes for
       Dead Pepper treasures. All I can say is be patient and keep
       searching. If not, visit the site given below:
    
       http://www.thegia.com/features/ff9guide-j/ff9cgraph.html
    
       I also have a 'Chocograph and Dead Pepper treasures' World Map
       sent by Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg> and Ng Yeow Leong 
       <andy_ng_rulz@hotmail.com>. It marks the location of the
       Chocograph treasures and Dead Pepper treasures in one single
       World Map. But, it doesn't show the exact location of these
       treasures in the field. Here's how to use this 'treasure'
       World Map:
    
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       |Symbol      |What It Indicates!!!                 |
       |____________|_____________________________________|
       |Red Star    |Indicates a Chocograph treasure.     |
       |Yellow Star |Indicates a Mountain Crack treasure. |
       |Green Star  |Indicates a Foaming Water treasure.  |
       |____________|_____________________________________|
    
                              Table 10
    
       The names of the treasures have been listed as well. The 'treasure'
       World Map sent by Kaze Yagami <Yagami@pacific.net.sg> has the
       names of the treasures written in Japanese while the 'treasure'
       World Map sent by Ng Yeow Leong <andy_ng_rulz@hotmail.com> has
       the names of the treasures written in English.
    
       I have also asked CjayC to post the English World Map that is sent
       to me by Ng Yeow Leong <andy_ng_rulz@hotmail.com>. [Yeah, it was
       I who sent that World Map to CjayC. Credit goes to Ng Yeow Leong
       or Andy Ng for sending the World Map to me.] It's 57 KB, I think
       and is in Jpeg format. Check out the in-depth faq which says World
       Map under the name 'Ng Yeow Leong'.
    
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     4)I can't find this place. [Chocobo's Forest, Chocobo's Lagoon,
       Chocobo's Air Garden, Chocobo's Paradise etc.] Please help me!
    
       I have already discussed everything I know to get to Chocobo's
       Forest/Chocobo's Lagoon/Chocobo's Air Garden/Chocobo's Paradise.
       The most commonly asked question is how to get to Chocobo's
       Lagoon and Chocobo's Air Garden. If you can't find these places,
       be patient and keep searching. If you still have problems,
       describe your problems in details. I will try and help you. But,
       it's guarantee that my advice will still be stuffs like what you
       have seen in this faq because I have already put all the details
       I know all in this faq. Based on experience, the most commonly
       asked place is the Chocobo's Lagoon out of the four chocobo
       places. Remember, you have to take a roundabout turn or a U-turn.
    
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     5)What does the foaming water look like? Can you give me a BRIEF
       idea?
    
       Please read the 'Dead Pepper Treasure Locations' section for more
       details. The foaming water is like a BUBBLING water. Find the
       foaming water in Quan's Dwelling and you will have a BRIEF idea.
    
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     6)I can't find the treasure in the foaming water in Quan's Dwelling.
       There isn't an option to use Dead Pepper.
    
       Oh... ENTER the QUAN'S DWELLING CAVE. Remember the area where the
       clock stops? And, in this area, do you remember an edge of the
       patio overlooking the ocean? When you check there, it will say
       something like foaming water beneath. Yes, check that area and
       it will ask you to use Dead Pepper. The REST is self-explantory.
       In fact, the treasure in the foaming water in Quan's Dwelling is 
       the easiest to find. A MAJOR problem that people make is they
       CAN FIND the foaming water in Quan's Dwelling [Maybe, they wasn't
       really sure whether it's foaming water but they know that it's
       bubbling water.] and they use a Dead Pepper but they FIND NOTHING.
       The REASON is they did not enter the Quan's Dwelling cave and go
       and examine the edge of the patio.
    
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     7)I can't find the 'Mountain Crack near Oeilvert or on the Eastern
       Side of the Forgotten Continent'.
    
       The locations of these two 'Dead Pepper Treasures' are very commonly
       asked. I have already added in whatever details I can know to help
       you to find these two mountain cracks. You just have to search the
       areas thoroughly. The only advice I can give is adjust your camera
       view and your perspective. It REALLY helps. Be patient and I'm sure
       you can find these two treasures.
    
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     8)Have you ever tried the Chocobo's Revitalising Ability? Can you
       help me to get Chocobo's Revitalising Ability?
    
       I did attempt to try out the Chocobo's Revitalising Ability by
       visiting the beaches. But, I gave up this long tedious process.
       I didn't visit all the beaches because I found it too TROUBLESOME
       and TIME-CONSUMING!!! I have already added in all the neccessary
       details in the 'Chocobo's Revitalising Ability' section. Check
       there yourself.
    
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     9)How do I upgrade my Chocobo? Can you help me? I need a gold
       chocobo to get to Outer Continent.... blah... blah...
    
       This is the type of question that I refuse to answer. I have
       forgotten the exact question so I phrase it myself but the
       meaning is still there. I deleted this e-mail when I saw the
       question. Sorry, not to mean sarcastic but... Come on, did you
       read the faq? I am not GOING to list down very steps in details
       to tell you how to get a gold chocobo. You can find all these
       details in my faq. If you have read the faq, [at least a little
       bit], you won't be asking this question.
    
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    10)I just obtain a Gold Chocobo. But, I do not know how to control the
       Gold Chocobo. I need help.
    
       Check out the first section of this faq, Chocobo Navigation. I
       have listed out every single detail that you need to know to
       control your cute, little Choco around on the world map. If you
       still need further help, when you are riding on your Choco, press
       the Select button to go to the full world map and then the
       Triangle button. The rest is self-explanatory. Once you have the
       gold chocobo, go to ANY forest and press the X button to either
       land or fly.
    
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    11)I have obtained the Gold Chocobo before getting the airship, Hilda
       Garde 3. But then, I realise that the game immediately skipped
       certain parts of disc three. What to do?
    
       This is bad and hopefully, you have a save before you get your gold
       chocobo. I have heard about this problem from a few people before.
       I haven't tried it before. I remember a person with the e-mail,
       <Neskiddo@aol.com>, he told me that he got the gold chocobo before
       getting the Hilda Garde 3 airship and when he returned to the ship,
       Blue Narciss to change his party, he realised that the ship had
       turned into Hilda Garde 3. Also, when he went back to the Black
       Mage village, the scenes have changed and certain parts of disc
       three had been skipped.
    
       I am not sure how many people here who had gotten a gold Chocobo
       before getting the airship had encountered similar situations like
       that of <Neskiddo@aol.com>. Theoretically, you should not be able
       to get a gold chocobo at this point of time. According to Timothy
       Leary <neurusilo@mindspring.com>'s reasoning, getting a gold
       chocobo is not possible at this point of time because you will
       then be able to gain access to the Forgotten Continent even though
       you are not supposed to. This VIOLATES the FLOW of the plot and
       as a result, certain plots are skipped. Maybe, you can call this
       a bug. 
    
       My advice is the main game should be taken as the priority. The
       Chocobo sidequest can be done later when you are done with most
       of the stuffs in the game. [Advised to hunt all the Chocograph
       and Dead Pepper treasures at the end of disc three JUST before
       you head for Terra because the mist in disc four will make
       hunting treasures difficult.] Obviously, noone wants to skip ANY
       plot in the game, right?
    
       As to how to salvage the situation like this, I really have no
       idea. I don't think there's a way to return back to the point just
       before the parts are skipped.
    
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    12)What's the use of the Aloha T-shirt, Straw Hats, Pearl Armlet
       and Sandals?
    
       Check out 'Feed The Moogle Family' and the 'Southern Tropical
       Outfits' sections. You can find detailed information about the
       use of these outfits, as well as how to find them. Thanks to
       Douglas Baumgartner <douglas5970@onebox.com> for the information.
    
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    13)What is the true-identity of the Four-armed Man?
    
       Hmm... I don't want to reveal any spoiler. Anyway, I haven't gotten
       the 'S' rank yet but I do know his true identity. I will give you
       a hint. His identity starts with a letter 'G'. I suppose the hint
       is so OBVIOUS that you can guess who he is. And, DON'T e-mail me
       again and ask me about this question or is your guess about his
       identity correct or not. I will NOT ENTERTAIN anymore. Despite
       how much I have STRESSED that I am not going to ENTERTAIN such
       question, I still receive several mails asking for the identity
       of Four-armed Man. If you have been playing many Final Fantasies
       all this while, you should be able to guess who Four-armed Man
       is VERY EASILY. If not, you just have to FIND it out yourself.
    
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    14)Can you tell me where or how to get Pumice Piece? I need two Pumice
       Pieces to get the Pumice from the Legendary Synthesis Shop.
    
       So far, there are four different ways to get a Pumice Piece.
    
       The first way is to defeat the boss, Ark, in Oeilvert in Forgotten
       Continent. Do NOT ask me when or where to fight the boss, Ark as
       I do not wish to reveal any spoiler. Ark is a compulsory boss,
       whom you will fight some time in disc three.
    
       Here's the second way to get Pumice Piece. First, you will have to
       find Chocograph #22, which can be dug in Chocobo's Lagoon. The
       name of the Chocograph is called 'Outer Island 2'. The Chocograph
       leads to a location where you can find several treasures. One of
       the treasures contained there is a Pumice Piece. You also need a
       gold Chocobo to reach there. [Please refer to the 'Chocograph
       List' section for more details.]
    
       The third way is beat Hades and gain access to the Legendary
       Synthesis Shop. You need a Hammer, a Pumice and 25,000 Gil to
       get a Pumice Piece. This method is not advisable since the Hammer
       has another very important use. [Please refer to the 'Final
       Fantasy IX's Second Ending' section in the 'Secrets [General]'
       content in my Final Fantasy IX Secrets and Side Quest faq to find
       out the use of Hammer.]
    
       The fourth way is to let Zidane steal from Ozma. Equip Zidane's
       Master Thief ability, which could be learned from Thief Gloves
       [bought in Treno's Auction House.] and Bandit ability, which
       could be learn from Mythril Dagger, N-Kai Armlet to ensure that
       Zidane has a good chance of success stealing.
    
       Let's just do a recap. You can get a Pumice Piece from:
    
       a)By defeating Ark in Oeilvert.
       b)Chocograph Treasure - Chocograph #22: Outer Island 2.
       b)In the Legendary Synthesis Shop.
       c)Steal from Ozma.
    
        _______________________________________________________________
       |Credit|Thanks to Che Delilas <chedelilas@hotmail.com>, alex    |
       |      |villanova <bobsicile@yahoo.com>, <Tji880@aol.com> and   |
       |      |<TungJohnson@aol.com> for telling me the second way to  |
       |      |get a Pumice Piece. Yeah, I got my second Pumice Piece  |
       |      |by finding the Chocograph treasure. Man, how could I    |
       |      |have forgotten this? Anyway, special thanks to these    |
       |      |four guys.                                              |
       |______|________________________________________________________|
    
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    15)Where can I find Pumice to let Dagger's learn her last summon,
       Ark?
    
       There are two ways to learn Dagger's last summon, Ark. One way is
       to beat Hades and gain access to the Legendary Synthesis Shop.
       You need two Pumice Pieces and 50,000 Gil to get Pumice.
    
       The second way is a bit hard. You will get a Pumice as a spoil
       item immediately after you have defeated Ozma. But then, Ozma
       is not an easy boss. Please refer to 'Ozma' section in the
       'Secrets [Optional Boss]' content for the strategies on how to
       defeat Ozma in my Final Fantasy IX Secrets and Side Quest guide.
    
       Let's just do a recap. You can get a Pumice from:
    
       a)Legendary Synthesis Shop.
       b)Defeating Ozma.
    
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    16)How many ways are there to get Robe Of Lords?
    
       There are four different ways to get Robe Of Lords. You need only
       four Robe Of Lords since only Dagger, Eiko, Quina and Vivi can
       equip it.
    
       The first way is to play the Chocobo's Hot and Cold game and
       earn 10,000 points and exchange the points for Robe Of Lords by
       talking to the moogle, Mene.
    
       The second way is to play the Stellazzio: Zodiac Coins sidequest.
       Give the 12th coin to Queen Stella and you will receive a Robe Of
       Lords as a reward.
    
       The third way is to defeat Hades and gain access to the Legendary
       Synthesis Shop. You need to have a White Robe, a Black Robe and
       30,000 Gil to get a Robe Of Lords.
    
       The fourth way is to let Zidane steal. Bosses like Ozma, Hades and
       Quale carry a Robe Of Lords. Equip Zidane's Master Thief ability,
       which could be learned from Thief Gloves [bought in Treno's Auction
       House.] and Bandit ability, which could be learn from Mythril
       Dagger, N-Kai Armlet to ensure that Zidane has a good chance of
       success stealing.
    
       As for me, I got one Robe Of Lords for playing the Stellazzio:
       Zodiac Coins sidequest, one from the Legendary Synthesis Shop
       and the third one by stealing it from Hades.
    
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       |Credit|Thanks to pearlz <jeffo_67@yahoo.com> for telling me    |
       |      |that you can steal Robe Of Lords from Quale too. I      |
       |      |really forgot about Quale, if he has not mentioned it   |
       |      |it to me.                                               |
       |______|________________________________________________________|
    
        _______________________________________________________________
       |Credit|Thanks to Mystic X <mystic_x_2000@hotmail.com> for      |
       |      |telling me that Quina can also equip the Robe Of Lords. |
       |______|________________________________________________________|
    
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    17)How many ways can I get a Moonstone?
    
       Quite a number of people have e-mailed me and asked me how to get
       a Moonstone. I admit that Moonstone is quite hard to find. Also,
       take note that you SHOULD at least reserve ONE Moonstone in your 
       inventory and NOT used it for synthesis because you will need one
       to give it to the Feather Circle, which is another Friendly
       Monster.
    
       a)Impress 100 nobles and Queen Brahne during the Tantalus'
         performance in disc one. Later, when you control Steiner
         to look for Princess Garnet, go back and talk to Queen
         Brahne to receive a Moonstone.
       b)Give in to Purple Jabberwock's request. [Friendly Monsters]
       c)In Conde Petie/Mountain path. Find all four stones [Blue,
         Red, Yellow and Green stones] by examining four different
         statues, then return to where the moogle, Suzuna is. Take
         the most right paths in these three paths and you will find
         a different statue for you to stick all the four stones in,
         in this area under the tree root. In return, you get a Moonstone
         for your efforts.
       d)If you have been buying things from the Moogle, Stiltzkin, so as
         to enable him to continue his journey, at disc four, visit the
         bell tower in the town of Alexandria. Talk to Stiltzkin and buy
         some items from him for a cheap prize. Among one of the items is
         a Moonstone.
    
       Above shows the four possible ways. I don't think there are any
       more methods to get a Moonstone. Moonstone is one of the valuable
       gem add-ons. Besides reserving one Moonstone to give to the
       Friendly Monster, Feather Circle, Moonstone is also one of the 
       required items to be used in the synthesis shop to get Pearl
       Rouge. Pearl Rouge is a rather powerful gem add-ons, specially 
       designed for women's use, which reduces Holy damage and raises
       Water Elem-Atk for the female user.
    
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       |Credit|Thanks to Ernesto A for telling me the four possible    |
       |      |ways to get a Moonstone.                                |
       |______|________________________________________________________|
    
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    18)What's the use of the Autograph and Moogle Suit?
    
       Like everyone, I haven't found any use for these two key items.
       I found these two key items in Lindblum. If anyone finds any
       use for these two items, you are welcomed to inform me. Maybe,
       they serves not much purpose, other than to 'occupy' your Key
       Item inventory. If I am NOT wrong, I THINK these two key items
       also help to improve your 'Treasure Hunting Ranking.'
    
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    19)When is the best time to do the side quests?
    
       I personally think that the best time to do the side quests is
       when you have the Hilda Garde 3 in disc three. However, there are
       certain side quests like the Mr. Morrid's Coffee, Tantarian boss,
       that needs to be completed at a certain point of the game. But,
       for majority of the side quests like the Friendly Monsters, the
       Ragtime Mouse, Chocobo Hot and Cold game etc, you should do them
       after getting the airship. Having an airship makes travelling to
       a certain place easier and of course, saves time.
    
       I actually started playing the side quests before going to
       Shimmering Island in disc three. This is just personal opinion.
       However, if you do certain side quests earlier, you may get some
       powerful equipments earlier in the game, which may be of some use
       to you.
    
       Here's an additional tip for you. It's better that you find as
       many Chocograph treasures and Dead Pepper treasures as possible
       BEFORE disc four. The reason is when you reach disc four, you
       notice that the whole world will be FILLED with MIST. The mist
       makes FINDING Chocograph treasures and Dead Pepper treasures
       more DIFFICULT.
    
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    20)What are some of the areas that cannot be accessed to in disc
       four?
    
       Areas that cannot be accessed in disc four are Conde Petie, Desert
       Palace, Oeilvert, Observatory Mountain, Esto Gaza, Ice Cavern and
       Pinnacle Rocks. Therefore, if there is any treasure not taken or
       important stuff not done yet in these areas, better do them before
       you go to Shimmering Island in disc three.
    
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    21)I am on my way to Shimmering island to reach the World Of Terra.
       Before I go there, can you tell me what are some of the things
       that if I don't do it in disc three, I will forever miss them when
       I reach disc four.
    
       Okay, I try and list some of the important things that you MUST
       do BEFORE disc four.
    
       a)Have you collected the Namingway Card in Desert Palace?
       b)Have you bought the Octagon Rod from the weaponsmith shop in
         Daguerreo or from the equipment shop in Esto Gaza to let Vivi
         learn level 3 elemental attacks like Firaga, Blizzaga and
         Thundaga spells?
       c)Have you bought the Hamelin from the weaponsmith shop in
         Daguerreo or equipment shop in Esto Gaza to let Eiko learn
         Curaga, Might and Jewel spells?
       d)Have you bought the Heavy Lance from the equipment shop in Esto
         Gaza to let Freya learn Six Dragons ability?
       e)Have you bought the Flame Saber from the equipment shop in Esto
         Gaza to let Steiner learn Magic Break ability?
       f)Have you delivered all the letters, including those respective
         letters to Mogrika in Esto Gaza and Moolan and Mogtaka in Mount
         Gulug?
       g)Have you found ALMOST all of the Chocograph treasures and
         Dead Pepper treasures?
       h)Have you gave the three rare coffees to Mr. Morrid?
       
       Esto Gaza, Mount Gulug and Desert Palace are completely sealed off
       in disc four. Octagon Rod can only be bought from the weaponsmith
       shop in Daguerreo or in the equipment shop in Esto Gaza during
       disc three. In disc four, the weaponsmith shop does not sell the
       Octagon Rod and Hamelin.
    
       A lot of readers told me that they have forgotten to buy the
       Octagon Rod. I DON'T think there's a way to get an Octagon Rod
       in disc four. The ONLY equipment that lets Vivi learn Firaga,
       Blizzaga and Thundaga spells is the Octagon Rod. So, if you
       didn't buy it, that means Vivi will NEVER learn these three
       powerful spells.
    
    =======================================================================
    
    22)In Lindblum castle, there is a fountain just before the lift and if
       you attempt to check the fountain out, Zidane will say that, "it
       looks like there's no place to insert the medal..." or something
       like that. Is there a secret involving this fountain?
    
       Quite a number of readers, more than ten approximately have asked
       me this question. But, I am sad to tell everyone that I have not 
       found anything special about this fountain yet and that's the
       reason why I hesitate to say anything about this fountain in my
       faq. Furthermore, it somehow slipped off my mind. Anyhow, this
       fountain seems to have some hidden secrets. And the medal is yet 
       another clue.
    
       Nevertheless, quite a number of readers have told me that it's
       meant to be a reference to other games. Remember Resident Evil
       2 or Biohazard 2. In the main room of the Police Station, there
       is also a fountain which you can insert a medal in it. Similarly,
       the scene which Zidane knocks a guard and takes away his clothes
       is almost an identical situation to one of the scenes in Metal
       Gear Solid. If there's the case, you will not be able to find
       anything special about the fountain in Lindblum. For the time
       being, I guess we have to accept this reasoning. Maybe, Square
       wanted to say 'hi!' to the Resident Evil 2 programming teams.
    
       Thanks to Matt B <wastedwords@yahoo.com>, Marcell Sarkoezy 
       <m.sarkoezy@web.de> and ????? ????? <c6aefako2@mixmail.com> for
       telling me that the fountain in Lindblum is a reference to
       Resident Evil 2.
    
    =======================================================================
    
    Non-Gameplay Related Questions:
    ------------------------------
    Here is a list of questions that are not relevant to gameplay but you
    might be interested to ask.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     1)Do you like Final Fantasy IX? Which is the best Final Fantasies?
    
       I am not going to answer anymore such questions, which I did in my
       Final Fantasy VIII faqs. You can find my opinions of other Final
       Fantasies [V to VIII] in ALL my Final Fantasy VIII faqs. As for
       my opinions about Final Fantasy IX, I have discussed a little bit
       in the 'Introduction' section of this faq. So, I am not going to
       discuss anything more. If not, you can read up my reviews at
       gamefaqs. So far, I have reviewed Final Fantasy V to IX.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     2)When is Final Fantasy IX going to be out for the PC?
    
       I don't know. No official announcement has been made yet. Most
       likely, Final Fantasy IX is going to come out for the PC with
       five discs, including the installation disc. Maybe, sometime
       in the year 2001. I really don't know.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     3)Why isn't there a PocketStation compatibility for Final Fantasy
       IX?
    
       Don't ask me? Ask Square. Maybe Square thinks that not many people
       have PocketStation and it's not wise to have a PocketStation
       mini-game in Final Fantasy IX. To me, this seems to be a good news
       and maybe to a lot of people. The most obvious reason is I don't
       have a PocketStation.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     4)Is it true that Square doesn't allow too much publicity for Final
       Fantasy IX and that they do not want publishers to release any
       walkthroughs for Final Fantasy IX?
    
       I heard about this news. You are right! Square felt that there's
       too much publicity on Final Fantasy VIII and because of that, too
       much spoilers are revealed. For Final Fantasy IX, they emphasise
       little on publicity. The ONLY English Final Fantasy IX guide sold
       in the market is Bradygames Official Final Fantasy IX guide. Of
       course, there's other Final Fantasy IX guide books as well but
       it's in other languages. For example, I think I saw two Final
       Fantasy IX guidebooks written in Chinese. I think one of them
       was published in Hong kong and another one in Taiwan. According
       to kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>, he says that there isn't
       any printed Final Fantasy IX guide book in Japanese.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     5)Why does the Official Final Fantasy IX guidebook sucks so much?
    
       Don't ask me! Ask the author, Dan Birlew and the publisher,
       Bradygames. Like I said, instead of being ENHANCED by PlayOnline,
       the guide book is being DEGRADED by PlayOnline. In fact, I am
       VERY MAD with myself for buying the Official guidebook. They
       should have taken more time to design the online Final Fantasy
       IX guide at PlayOnline. You can easily tell that the online
       strategy guide at PlayOnline seems to be produced in a rush.
       Certain pages cannot be found when you type certain keywords
       in. When viewing information about Chocobo in PlayOnline, it
       says refer to the 'map below' but there ISN'T any MAP there.
       It's badly designed and the frame sucks.
    
       Let's not talk about the PlayOnline first. Let's talk about the
       Official guidebook. I can easily spot quite a few printing
       mistakes in the book. They should have taken some time and check
       carefully before they publish the book.
    
       I have a suggestion. If they want to prevent spoilers, I suggest
       they release a Final Fantasy IX strategy guide CD ROM, together
       with the book. Then, if gamers have further questions, they can
       see from the CD ROM. But then, I still prefer that they put all
       the information together in a SINGLE book. Something must be
       WRONG with Dan Birlew when he's writing the book. Maybe they know
       that the Offical guidebook will sell because it is written for
       Final Fantasy IX so they don't care about the contents. Maybe,
       they just want to please SquareSoft for doing this. I really
       don't know. That's just my personal opinion.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     6)What is PlayOnline?
    
       PlayOnline belongs to SquareSoft. You can find more information
       about the site at www.playonline.com, plus information related
       to SquareSoft and maybe, future Final Fantasties. Upon going
       there, you can choose to enter a Japanese site or a North
       America site. There's also an online Final Fantasy IX strategy
       guide at PlayOnline, specifically designed to be used together
       with the Official Final Fantasy IX guidebook. In my opinion, the
       online strategy guide sucks but you can find a lot of Final
       Fantasy IX secrets there. By the way, you need to register to
       PlayOnline first. The keywords that are found in the Official
       Final Fantasy IX guidebook serves as a shortcut. There's also a
       menu there but in a javascript form. If your browser cannot view
       javascript, you have to know the keywords. Thanks to D. J. Jones
       <fenderguy84@hotmail.com> for telling me about the menu in
       javascript form at PlayOnline.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     7)I can't log on to PlayOnline. Please help me!!!
    
       Don't ask me!!! Contact SquareSoft. I am not the one responsible
       for creating PlayOnline.
    
    =======================================================================
    
     8)Can you give me the keywords found in the Official Final Fantasy
       IX guidebook so that I can access to the information at PlayOnline?
    
       Once a while, I receive many ridiculous questions like this. Do
       you WANT me to give you my USERNAME and PASSWORD to PlayOnline?
       My most obvious answer will be a NO. I am already quite angry
       with the fact that non-FFIX official guide book users can gain
       access to the online FFIX strategy guide at PlayOnline. As
       someone who has PURCHASED the official guide, this isn't really
       FAIR to me. Besides, there are TOO MANY keywords. I am not going
       to spend the time to list down all the keywords and explain what
       type of information each keyword leads to. Is that clear???
    
    =======================================================================
    
     9)Why don't you let anymore websites to post your Final Fantasy IX
       Chocobo Hot and Cold guide faq and Final Fantasy IX Secrets and
       Side Quest guide faq?
    
       The reason is I find that it is VERY HARD for me to keep track
       of webmasters who have been posting my faqs. Some webmasters just
       post the faqs but always fail to update the faq. As a result, I
       am very annoyed by this. Furthermore, some webmasters even refuse
       to seek my permission before they post my faqs. A feeling tells
       me that I can't trust these webmasters anymore. In the past, I
       used to give permission to webmasters who has seek my permission.
       Hmm... It would be good if more people from all over the world
       can find my faqs if I let more webmasters to post my faqs in their
       sites. But now, I realise that this idea isn't turning up well.
       These two Final Fantasy IX faqs can ONLY be found in gamefaqs
       and no other places. And, webmasters, please do not ask me for
       any permission to POST any of my faqs.
    
    =======================================================================
    
    10)Can you send me your updated faq?
    
       My most definite answer is no. If there's 1000 readers, do I always
       have to my updated faq to 1000 people. It will be VERY troublesome
       to me this way. Just go to www.gamefaqs.com and check if there's
       any updates in the 'What's New' section. Or, you can go and check
       out my contributor page at:
    
       http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/1821.html
    
       You can find all the faqs I have written, including reviews at
       my contributor page.
    
    =======================================================================
    
    11)Who is the singer who sung 'Melodies Of Life'?
    
       Her name is Emiko Shiratori. She is a Japanese singer. I don't
       really know much about her so I can't provide many information
       about her.
    
    =======================================================================
    
    12)Do you have the lyrics of 'Melodies Of Life'?
    
       Yes. I have added the lyrics of 'Melodies Of Life' in my faq.
       Check it out yourself. 
    
    =======================================================================
    
    13)Can I ask you a question regarding games via ICQ?
    
       In the past, I used to answer questions via ICQ. But now, I don't.
       I find that it's quite annoying when I was replying e-mails but
       the ICQ messages keep popping up and I have to answer so many
       questions together. If you have any question, do not ask me through
       the ICQ. E-mail me instead if you have any question.
    
       One more thing. Do NOT add my ICQ number to your CONTACT list.
       Though I put my ICQ number at every faq, I did not expect everyone
       to add my ICQ number to his or her contact list. The thing is I
       already have a lot of contacts in my ICQ list. Those ICQ numbers
       which I added to my contact list, are those who are my CLASSMATES,
       and my PENPALS.
    
       Even if you add my ICQ number to your contact list, I won't bother
       to add your ICQ number to my contact list. First, I HARDLY know
       you well so it's unlikely that I will chat with you via ICQ. I
       might as well save the trouble of adding your ICQ number to my
       contact list. Secondly, if you have any question regarding games,
       you can e-mail me and ask me. ICQ will not be needed at all. I
       hope you can understand this.
    
    =======================================================================
    
    E-mailing Rules:
    ---------------
    
     1)Don't ask me anymore questions related to FUTURE Final Fantasy
       games.
     2)Don't ask me about superconsoles [PlayStation 2, Gamecube etc]
       like which game system will win the war in future.
     3)Don't ask me whether there will be a day that Square will develop
       games for Nintendo.
     4)Don't ask me about piracy games. Piracy is a sensitive issue.
       However, if you want to discuss about Kalisto, you can do so.
     5)No chain mails. I hate all these stuffs. Forward and forward...
     6)No offensive language.
     7)Question is NOT SPECIFIC enough. Don't ask me a question like
       you can't find a PARTICULAR PLACE without telling me WHICH PLACE.
     8)Question MUST be CLEAR and EASY TO UNDERSTAND. I will try and
       reply every mail I get but if I can't understand your question,
       I will not bother to reply.
     9)No other LANGUAGES, except ENGLISH. I can't read these languages.
       I only KNOW English and Chinese. No French, no German etc. But,
       try not to e-mail me using Chinese.
    10)Don't e-mail me and ask me for permission to post this faq in your
       site. You should have seen the BIG NOTICE at the beginning of the
       faq.
    11)No discussion of ANY REVIEWS.
    12)Don't e-mail me and ASK ME WHERE to buy a PARTICULAR game.
    13)Do NOT SEND the SAME E-MAIL for MORE THAN ONE TIME. If you think
       the MORE TIMES you send, the chances of me reading it and replying
       you will be HIGHER, you will be utterly WRONG. In fact, I will
       be extremely annoyed if you do this.
    14)Don't SEND ME FILES + E-MAIL that are very BIG like 100 KB and
       above. That includes pictures.
    15)No computer VIRUS or any CORRUPTED files. That's VERY IMPORTANT.
       I don't want my computer to crash.
    16)DOUBLE check first before you sent me any e-mail. I don't want
       you to later send back ANOTHER e-mail and tell me that you already
       find that the answer to your question.
    
    Thanks for your cooperation. Hope you can understand why I am
    introducing these rules.
    
    =======================================================================
    
    Sending Contributions???:
    ------------------------
    If you plan to contribute any information, please take note of these
    few points:
    
     1)Be SPECIFIC and CLEAR. If I don't understand what you are saying,
       I will ignore the mail.
     2)Send ONLY RELATED information. For example, I have only written
       a FFIX Chocobo Hot and Cold guide and a FFIX Secrets and Side
       Quest guide. If you tell me things that are NOT RELATED to chocobo,
       secrets, side quests etc, I will ignore it.
     3)Never send anything that is already found in my faqs, unless the
       information is wrong and you want to CORRECT it. An example is
       someone sending me information about the 'secret in Madain Sari'
       even though a similar section called 'Secret Of The Eidolon Wall'
       is already there when he thought that this side quest was missing
       from my faq. Remember to DOUBLE check BEFORE you send any
       contribution or you will find yourself e-mailing me later and
       say sorry because it has already been covered in my faq.
     4)No other LANGUAGES, except ENGLISH. I can't read these languages.
       I only KNOW English and Chinese. No French, no German etc. But,
       try not to e-mail me using Chinese.
    
    =======================================================================
    XXII)Credits
    =======================================================================
    Finally, contributors get recognition. Finally, this faq is getting
    good contributions from readers. This faq would not be possible
    without the numerous contributions from readers. Thanks, everyone,
    especially to those who has contributed in a way or another.
    
    Myself <ysf@pacific.net.sg>
    -  For typing, and almost everything you see here.
    
    Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>
    -  Thanks for sending me the 'Chocograph and Dead Pepper treasures'
       World Map with Japanese names.
    -  For telling me that you need not complete the four shrines to get
       a gold chocobo and get to Chocobo's Air Garden.
    -  For telling me that the six Chocograph Pieces are actually
       fragments of a Chocograph.
    -  For telling me that Chocograph #8 is being found in Chocobo's
       Forest, not Chocobo's Lagoon.
    -  For the Japanese lyrics of 'Melodies Of Life' and thanks for doing
       a translation for the Japanese lyrics.
    -  Thanks for telling me some spelling mistakes I have made.
    
    Ng Yeow Leong <andy_ng_rulz@hotmail.com>
    -  Thanks for sending me the 'Chocograph and Dead Pepper treasures'
       World Map with English names. You can find this treasure World Map
       at gamefaqs too.
    -  Thanks for sending me many cute FFVIII and FFIX character icons.
    -  For discussing Final Fantasy IX with me.
    -  And same country, same school but different civics class.
    
    Stephanus Rudiyanto Natari <s_rudiyanton@lycos.com>
    -  For telling me a new strategy to defeat Behemoth easily.
    -  For telling me that Stiltzkin will not sell you the item
       combo if you already have 99 of an item that is in his combo list.
    -  For telling me an easy way to let Vivi win the hunt by letting
       both Zidane and Freya being killed when fighting against Zaghnol.
    -  For telling me that Zidane's Soul Blade will inflict status,
       depending on what type of weapon Zidane equips.
    -  For sending me a picture of Dagger in jpeg format when she's in
       Trance mode.
    -  Thanks for telling me that I have made some spelling mistakes in my
       faq.
    
    <Jjukil@aol.com>
    -  For telling me some information about Nero Brothers' Gambling.
    -  For telling me about Dagger's random summon.
    -  For telling me about Amarant's 'Elan' command.
    -  For telling me strategies on how to beat Quale.
    
    durron597 <durron597@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me that you can dig up Madain's Ring in the Fossil
       Roo's mini-game.
    -  For the hypothesis made regarding Thievery.
    -  For the hypothesis made regarding Dragon's Crest.
    
    Scott Hebert <eihbeir@chartermi.net>
    -  For telling me how the bonus points are obtained in the Chocobo
       Hot and Cold game.
    -  For providing me detailed descriptions for the Dead Pepper treasure
       locations, #3 and #4.
    
    Squally <squally@telkom.net>
    -  For telling me about the letter that you will get after obtaining
       Excalibur II.
    -  For telling me details about Stiltzkin.
    
    <TungJohnson@aol.com>
    -  For telling me that you need to find all the Chocograph treasures,
       Dead Pepper treasures and complete the Revival Of Mognet Central
       to receive a Fat Chocobo card.
    -  For telling me the second way to get a Pumice Piece.
    
    <ebk@sfu.ca>
    -  For telling me the line that Friendly Yan will say if you beat
       Ozma before encountering it.
    -  For telling me how good Eiko's meal is cooked, will affect the
       dialogues that you will get later on.
    
    Stephanie Lau <jalapeno@pacific.net.ph>
    -  For telling me that you can ring the bell in the bell tower at
       Alexandria in the beginning of disc three to receive a Shiva
       Card and a Ramuh Card.
    -  For correcting some spelling mistakes in my faq. I spell the word, 
       'receive' as 'recieve'. I have corrected this typo. If anyone spots
       any typo, feel free to inform me.
    
    pearlz <jeffo_67@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me that you can still get Mini-Brahne in disc four.
    -  For telling me that you can steal Robe Of Lords from Quale.
    
    Eric Rosenzweig <paste31415@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me that there is a digging mini-game in Fossil Roo.
       If not, I would have forgotten about it.
    
    Sony Valdez <s_cloudx@yahoo.com>
    -  For contributing to the section, 'Square's Favourite Numbers'.
    
    John O. Thoma <jthoma3@home.com>
    -  For contributing to the section, 'Square's Favourite Numbers'.
    
    Jesse Byers <jesseb@staff.hpnc.com>
    -  For details about Yans and strategies on how to beat Quale.
    
    LaY.C <nails@cryogen.com>
    -  For details about Yans and strategies on how to beat Yans.
    
    Rob L Hom <rabbyrab@juno.com>
    -  For details about Yans and strategies on how to beat Yans.
    
    Apu Apu <apu4@ignmail.com>
    -  For details about Yans and strategies on how to beat Yans.
    
    Boris Grishenko <grishenkoboris@hotmail.com>
    -  For details about Grand Dragons and strategies on how to beat
       Grand Dragons.
    
    Mika <mikaveli@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me two new strategies to defeat Behemoth easily.
    
    Douglas Baumgartner <douglas5970@onebox.com>
    -  For telling me about the use of the Straw Hat, Pearl Armlet,
       Aloha T-shirt and Sandals.
    
    Tim <ragnarok@chartermi.net>
    -  For telling me that even though you cannot pick up the Mini-Prima
       Vista model ship, it is still counted in your Treasure Hunting
       Ranking.
    
    Another Duck <annanand@yahoo.com>
    -  For the hypothesis made regarding Thievery.
    
    J.M. Elliott <shisouka@yahoo.com>
    -  For the hypothesis made regarding Thievery.
    
    Daniel Barnes <daniel31185@hotmail.com>
    -  For the hypothesis made regarding Thievery.
    
    Rafael Ando <wizardofdoom@hotmail.com>
    -  For the hypothesis made regarding Thievery.
    
    Jason Miller <sparky11@mediaone.net>
    -  For the hypothesis made regarding Dragon's Crest.
    
    <Ferretocrates@aol.com>
    -  For telling me about Dagger's random summon.
    
    dongwei diao <diao_1234@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me about Dagger's random summon.
    
    Dominic Smith <dom@querix.com>
    -  For telling me about an interesting fact he has discovered about
       Freya.
    
    C. Galliher <cgalli@itotal.net>
    -  For telling me about Amarant's 'Elan' command.
    
    <Shadowninja64@aol.com>
    -  For telling me about Return Magic.
     
    Apu Apu <apu4@ignmail.com>
    -  For telling me about Return Magic.
    
    Ernesto A
    -  For telling me the four possible ways to get a Moonstone.
    
    Brian Jakeman <chikarabrian@netscape.net>
    -  For telling me more details about Chocobo's Revitalising Ability.
    
    Sue Lee <cage_is@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me more details about Chocobo's Revitalising Ability.
    
    AdAm KuN <adam-kun@japan.com>
    -  For informing me of an error in Chocograph #12. My apology to
       everyone.
    
    - Eva_pilot - <eva_pilot@nervhq.org>
    -  For telling me how stealing affects the damage caused by Thievery.
    
    Marty Dado <dadom@wabash.edu>
    -  For telling me that you can still get Mini-Brahne in disc four.
    
    <BSEPHIROTH@aol.com>
    -  For telling me about a rumour of obtaining Excalibur II sword.
    
    <SpEkKiO99@aol.com>
    -  For telling me that the Excalibur II rumour does not work.
    
    <Nahtkwitepeesee2@aol.com>
    -  For telling me that the Excalibur II rumour does not work.
    
    Wynn <cabalos@email.com>
    -  For telling me that you can still enter the Desert Palace to get
       the Namingway Card before disc four.
    
    Koujiryuu <koujiryuu@home.com>
    -  For the 14th question and the answer asked by the Ragtime Mouse.
    
    Pork Chop <pcandpg@home.com>
    -  For the 14th question and the answer asked by the Ragtime Mouse.
    
    <chooyeon@pop.singnet.com.sg>
    -  For the 15th question and the answer asked by the Ragtime Mouse.
    
    Vincent J. <vincent88@mail.com>
    -  For the 16th question and the answer asked by the Ragtime Mouse.
    
    Ariel M. Garcia <sidriel@bulacan.ph>
    -  For telling me that you can ring the bell in the bell tower at
       Alexandria in the beginning of disc three to receive a Shiva
       Card and a Ramuh Card.
    
    <Cwdyso@aol.com>
    -  For telling me that you can ring the bell in the bell tower at
       Alexandria in the beginning of disc three to receive a Shiva
       Card and a Ramuh Card.
    
    Bert Villacorta <penpen75@tokyo-3.com>
    -  For telling me that you can ring the bell in the bell tower at
       Alexandria in the beginning of disc three to receive a Shiva
       Card and a Ramuh Card.
    
    Scott <scott@batslug.com>
    -  For telling me that the draining process will be reversed if you
       drain HP from any undead monster.
    
    <Onebest1@aol.com>
    -  For telling me that the same concept applies if you drain MP from
       any undead monster.
    
    Daryoon Ashura <daryoon_ashura@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me the effect of Soft on any stone monster.
    
    aats megamisama <phasevxd@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me more information about Vivi's Focus.
    
    J H <i8beef@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me a combat strategy that makes use of the Reflect
       spell.
    
    Timothy Leary <neurusilo@mindspring.com>
    -  For telling me that you need the airship, Hilda Garde 3 before
       the last few Chocograph Pieces can appear to let you get a gold
       chocobo.
    
    <XNyarlathotep@aol.com>
    -  Thanks to <XNyarlathotep@aol.com> for the information on how to
       get the maximum Collector's Rank.
    
    Chris Lynn <slacker@new.rr.com>
    -  For telling me first that Chocograph #8 is being found in Chocobo's
       Forest, not Chocobo's Lagoon.
    
    Oliver Surpless <osurpless@clarku.edu>
    -  For telling me that Chocograph #8 is being found in Chocobo's
       Forest, not Chocobo's Lagoon.
    
    David Casey <davidff7@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me a legend why the key item is called 'Athlete Queen'
       but not 'Athelete King'.
    
    <Neskiddo@aol.com>
    -  For telling me that certain parts in disc three will be skipped if
       a gold chocobo is obtained before the airship, Hilda Garde 3.
    
    Che Delilas <chedelilas@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me the second way to get a Pumice Piece.
    
    alex villanova <bobsicile@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me the second way to get a Pumice Piece.
    
    <Tji880@aol.com>    
    -  For telling me the second way to get a Pumice Piece.
    
    LatexMantus <latexmantus@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me the tip that enables the encountering of Ragtime
       Mouse easier.
    
    Paul Sutherland <subbo69@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me the tip that enables the encountering of Ragtime
       Mouse easier.
    
    Diptoos <diptoos@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me the tip that enables the encountering of Ragtime
       Mouse easier.
    
    Joshua Koo <joshuakoo@edsamail.com.sg>
    -  For telling me the tip that enables the encountering of Ragtime
       Mouse easier.
    
    Adam Wilkinson <wilkinson_adam@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me about playing cards with chocobos.
    
    Vahl Sullivan <dark_ashura@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me the line that Hades will say if you beat Ozma
       before encountering it.
    
    Chan Kah Hon <plateau@pacific.net.sg>
    -  For telling me how Chemist ability affects the effect of an Ether.
    
    skip <the_toastmaster@alltel.net>
    -  For telling me that the location of Chocobo's Air Garden changes
       when you enter and leave a place in the World Map.
    
    Tom Philbrick <tom@wickidpisa.com>
    -  For telling me that you need to find all the 24 Chocograph
       treasures before the Chocobo sitting to the left of the Fat
       Chocobo can give you Dead Pepper.
    
    Mystic X <mystic_x_2000@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me that Quina can also equip Robe Of Lords.
    
    <MysticalX2000@aol.com>
    -  For telling me that the points gained for defeating Zaghnol in the
       Festival Of The Hunt actually varies.
    
    J.P. Arevalo <mr.vincent@gunsmithcats.com>
    -  For telling me that completing the 'Revival Of Mognet Central'
       side quest is optional but you need to at least enter it once
       before you can get the Fat Chocobo.
    
    zhicong <gayzc@yahoo.co.uk>
    -  For telling me a way to distinguish the gender of an adult frog.
    
    Joey Anderson <joey@sufferbastard.com>
    -  For correcting an error for me by telling me that you need to
       press the Start utton to trigger the Blackjack game instead of
       the X button after inputting the Blackjack code.
    
    Matt B <wastedwords@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me that the fountain in Lindblum is a reference to
       Resident Evil 2.
    
    Marcell Sarkoezy <m.sarkoezy@web.de>
    -  For telling me that the fountain in Lindblum is a reference to
       Resident Evil 2.
    
    ????? ????? <c6aefako2@mixmail.com>
    -  For telling me that the fountain in Lindblum is a reference to
       Resident Evil 2.
    
    <Iamorinoco@thewombles.co.uk>
    -  For telling me why the Chocobo mini-game is called 'Hot' and 'Cold'
       game.
    
    <Kenjiko2@aol.com>
    -  For telling me why the Chocobo mini-game is called 'Hot' and 'Cold'
       game.
    
    Mr. Tuvai <tuvai@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me the translation error about 'Dead Pepper'.
    
    Vlad Tepish <drakulus@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me why the name 'Dead Pepper' was used.
    
    mike evans <mystery_gerbil@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me why the name 'Dead Pepper' was used.
    
    Simon Oh <rail@worldnet.att.net>
    -  For telling me about the origin of the word 'Amarant'.
    
    Matt Cook <raven_iz_hardcore@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me that you need not complete the four shrines to get
       a gold chocobo and get to Chocobo's Air Garden.
    
    Brett & Stacy <iczelion@mindspring.com>
    -  For telling me that you need not complete the four shrines to get
       a gold chocobo and get to Chocobo's Air Garden.
    
    Brian Carper <chwombat@classicgaming.com>
    -  For telling me that you need not complete the four shrines to get
       a gold chocobo and get to Chocobo's Air Garden.
    
    <rarofase@zipmail.com.br>
    -  For discussing about the bonus points you get when playing the
       Chocobo Hot and Cold game. 
    
    Shaun Minor <shaunm@ameritech.net>
    -  For telling me that you need to complete the four shrines to get
       a gold chocobo and get to Chocobo's Air Garden. Never mind if the
       information you give was wrong. I appreciate your efforts.
    
    The Glow <lordgokuo@mindspring.com>
    -  For telling me new information about Kalisto. I have rewritten
       the points from a) to d).
    
    Carlos "Zermeņo" <zorkmx@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me the URL to Kalisto homepage. The homepage is at
       www.kalisto.com.
    
    Eon Strife <eon_strife@yahoo.com>
    -  For telling me some new stuffs about Kalisto.
    
    Mr. Aljoriz M. Dublin <aljay@i-cebu.com.ph>
    -  For telling me some new stuffs about Kalisto.
    
    Adrian Godong <adrian@godong.com>
    -  For telling me some new stuffs about Kalisto.
    
    David Strange <majere@angelfire.com>
    -  For telling me some new stuffs about Kalisto.
    
    D. J. Jones <fenderguy84@hotmail.com>
    -  For telling me that there's a menu in javascript form at
       PlayOnline.
    
    Aaron B Tadeo <aaron20@edsamail.com.ph>
    -  For writing a great Final Fantasy IX walkthrough.
    -  For telling me the tip that enables the encountering of Ragtime
       Mouse easier.
    -  For confirming the 16 Ragtime Mouse questions with me.
    
    Trifthen <trifthen@hotmail.com>
    -  For writing a great Tetra Master faq.
    -  For using the table that shows the list of titles you will get
       after achieving a certain range of collector's points.
    
    Aya <blue_ruby@saintly.com>
    -  For writing a great Moogles faq.
    -  And, for the fact that the author is a female. Another great
       female contributor at gamefaqs.
    
    Ruk Chan <kraiders@yahoo.com>
    -  For writing a great Tantarian faq or Alexandria Book Survival
       Guide.
    
    Heretic <MarkMat581@aol.com>
    -  For writing a great Ozma faq.
    
    Crono228 <blarosa@concentric.net>
    -  For writing a great Japanese Final Fantasy IX Chocobo faq.
    
    EChow <ikarishinji5@hotmail.com>
    -  For writing a great Japanese Final Fantasy IX Secrets and Side
       Quest Guide faq.
    
    Jeff "CjayC" Veasey
    -  The webmaster of www.gamefaqs.com.
    -  For his dedication and hard work to www.gamefaqs.com.
    -  Thanks for hosting all my faqs and reviews.
    -  Thanks for making me a contributor page.
    
    Everyone
    -  For reading this faq.
    
    http://www-personal.umich.edu/~nstevens/lyrics/ff9.html#molj
    -  For the English lyrics of Melodies Of Life.
    
    SquareSoft  <www.SquareSoft.com>
    -  For making an excellent Final Fantasy game.
    -  For making a great Chocobo's Hot and Cold mini-game.
    
    Playonline <www.playonline.com>
    -  For making an online Final Fantasy IX strategy guide. I won't
       say this online guide is really great but playonline does
       contain some cool secrets that you will not find it anywhere.
    -  For taking quite a couple of information from there and using
       them in my faq.
    
    Bradygames Official Final Fantasy IX Guide Book- By Dan Birlew
    -  For making the ONLY OFFICIAL guide book available in the market.
    -  Supposed to be ENHANCED by PLayOnline but I felt it was
       DEGRADED by PlayOnline.
    -  the 'MOST INNOVATIVE' official guidebook I have ever used.
       [Waste my money obviously!!!]
    
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