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    Final Fantasy 8
    Weapons Upgrade Guide
    Version 3.2
    8/10/00
    
    By: "Lagunaff8" (Timothy Joseph Clemente)
    E-mail: lagunaff8@hotmail.com
    
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    ==DISCLAIMER==
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    Feel free to distribute this walkthrough, however in its current form.
    This walkthrough (or any part of it) cannot be reproduced or altered by
    means without sole permission from the author. Any form of plagiarism
    will be dealt with under full extent of the law.
    
    
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    PLEASE READ NOTE 1-2
    Also read (SOMETHING TO HELP YOU GET RARE ITEMS No.4)
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    UPDATES
    
    10/11/99: Added some other ways to get the items and finished all the 
    characters list of weapons. 
    
    10/12/99: Added Character Profile and other changes. Now searching for 
    the locations of monsters maybe updated next time. Then added NOTE 2 
    below.
    
    10/14/99: Added some other monsters that have the items needed for 
    remodeling and something about why getting different items on monsters 
    sometimes. Read (SOMETHING TO HELP YOU GET RARE ITEMS No.4)
    
    10/18/99: A little changes. But still more updates to come.
    
    7/23/00: Updated because a lot requested it, sorry about the delay people. 
    
    7/25/00: Well added the place where to get the items.
    
    7/28/00: Got other way to get Adamantine (Check Zells Weapon Upgrade) Also some 
    changes.
    
    8/10/00: Character descriptions added.
    
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    CONTENTS
    
    1.Weapons Description/Character Descriptions/Items needed for remodeling/Where 
    to find them.
          Squall  (Gun blade)
          Rinoa   (Blaster Edge)
          Zell    (Glove)
          Quistis (Whip)
          Irvine  (Shotgun)
          Selphie (Nunchaku)
    
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    First before I start, I got pissed because I didn't get a copy of the 
    Final Fantasy 8 Official Strategy Guide. Videogames stores, Books 
    store, and anywhere else here (Even my friends ran out and they didn't 
    get a copy). So I don't know where to get the items needed for 
    remodeling. Well exploring and battling everywhere in the world of Final 
    Fantasy 8 for some hours paid off. This FAQ is only a Mini-Guide for 
    upgrading weapons. The FAQ includes where to find the required items for 
    remodeling and where to get them. I still have to put Where the 
    locations of where to find the monsters that has the items needed (Well 
    I forgot where to find some of the other items) 
    
    So lets Begin!!!
    
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    SOMETHING TO HELP YOU GET RARE ITEMS
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    1. First you must have learned the MUG from Diablos or even better both 
    Bahamut\Diablos so two characters will have the MUG ability. Then let 
    one character have the ability of Bahamut's RARE ITEM+MUG or Eden's RARE 
    ITEM if you got it already. Mostly you can find the rare ones on the 
    Island nearest to hell. The rare items found there are mostly for the 
    last special weapons (Tough monsters) here you can Level up if you want 
    to.
    
    2. Plus also you must have learned Quetzacoatl CARD MOD ability. Some 
    cards can be change to an item that needed for remodeling with this 
    ability.
    
    3. Also learn in additional LVL Down ability from Tonberry and LVL UP. 
    Leveling down monsters or Leveling them up then finish them. You will 
    receive some different items my friend (FREEKBoy6) Taught me that 
    THANKS!.
    
    4. When I was playing the game, I reached DISC 3 again found out that 
    the items you get are getting different on each monsters. I am not sure 
    if all monsters. My girlfriend said that you get it when your level is 
    getting higher and if you finished some monster for several times. I 
    said Huh! First I didn't believe her, well at the end I did, we started 
    DISC 2-3 and it proves that it does happened. Then she mentioned from 
    LVL 40 and so on you will start getting some luckily, but don't expect 
    every time and I do mean luck.   
    
    
    NOTE 1: Most descriptions of the Weapons are taken from the game. I'm 
    Still finding more monsters where to get similar items. So if you know 
    anything where to find items on monster where not listed below please 
    send it in, contributions on this FAQ will be credited. Remember only 
    contributions about weapons. 
    
    NOTE 2: I am playing the game again to locate those monsters that has 
    the items, well its FF8 it's not worth boring, it is a great game to 
    play over and over again, a next update maybe delayed (But not long). Be 
    sure to check GameFaqs for my updates. So you great gamers if you want 
    to help me locate those monster please send it in, contributions on this 
    FAQ will be credited. Remember only contributions about weapons.
    
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    Name:        Squall Leonhart
    Age:         17
    Height:      5'8" 
    Birth date:  August 23
    Special:     Renzoukuken
    
    "The taciturn and reluctant hero"
    
    Description: A cadet in SeeD, the special combat unit of the Balamb Garden 
    Military Academy. His aloof and anti-social behavior makes him appear selfish 
    and lacking a sense of team unity. Squall dislikes having others involved in his 
    affairs, and is best described as a lone wolf.
    
    (GUNBLADE)
    
    Weapons: Revolver
             Shear Trigger
             Cutting Trigger
             Flame Saber
             Twin Lance
             Punishment
             Lion Heart
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    REVOLVER:
    
    Squall's basic weapon. The Gun blade's original model is the Revolver. It 
    lacks in power, it more than makes up for its reliability.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    M-Stone Piece = 6
    
    Screw          = 2
    
    Where to find: 
    
    M-Stone Piece (Balamb)- From Bite Bug and Funguar receive as a battle prize or 
    change card to an item. 
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize or 
    change card into an item. 
    
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    SHEAR TRIGGER:
    
    An improvement in power over the Revolver, Shear Trigger uses the same 
    blade as the Revolver, but the gun aspect is now more powerful.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Steel Pipe    = 1
    
    Screw         = 4
    
    Where to find:
    
    Steel Pipe (Galbadia and Dollet)- Mug from Elastoid/ Change the card into an 
    item, from Wendigo Mug or receive as a battle prize. 
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize or 
    change card into an item. 
    
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    CUTTING TRIGGER:
    
    The Cutting Trigger is the latest model of gun blade, made by replacing 
    the blade of the Revolver with the powerful Cutting Sword.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Mesmerize Blade = 1
    
    Screw           = 8
    
    Where to find:
    
    Mesmerize Blade (Trabia)- From Mesmerize receive as a battle prize change card 
    into an item. 
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item. 
    
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    FLAME SABER: 
    
    The Flame Saber got its name from its red blade. This gun blade is very 
    similar to the Shear Trigger. The only difference is that it has the 
    Cutting Trigger's handle.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Betrayal Sword  = 1
    
    Turtle Shell    = 1
    
    Screw           = 4
    
    Where to find:
    
    Betrayal Sword (Centra Ruins and Esthar)- From Forbidden receive as a battle 
    prize change card into an item. 
     
    Turtle Shell (Tomb of the unknown King)- Adamantoise/ Change the card to an item 
    or receive as a battle prize. 
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezards receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    TWIN LANCE:
    
    The Twin Lance is a gun blade forged with two blades. The two blades work 
    synergistically to inflict severe damage. The only drawback is its heavy 
    weight.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Dino Bone     = 1
    
    Red Fang      = 2
    
    Screw         = 12
    
    Where to find:
    
    Dino Bone (Balamb/Training Center and Island closest to hell)- From T-Rexaur/ 
    Change card into an item, Mug or receive as a battle prize.
    
    Red Fang (Esthar and Island closest to hell)- From Hexadragon receive as a 
    battle prize.
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    PUNISHMENT:
    
    The Punishment looks almost identical to the Twin Lance, but it is 
    lighter and more powerful. The only gun blade more powerful than this is 
    the Lion Heart.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Chef's Knife  = 1
    
    Star Fragment = 2
    
    Turtle Shell  = 1
    
    Screw         = 8
    
    Where to find:
    
    Chef's Knife (Centra Ruins)- From Tonberry change card to an item or receive as 
    a battle prize.
    
    Star Fragment (Island closest to hell and Deep sea deposit)- Sometimes on 
    Hexadragons w/RARE ITEM ability received as a battle prize.
    
    Turtle Shell (Tomb of the unknown King)- From Adamantoise/ Change card into an 
    item or receive as a battle prize.
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    LION HEART:
    
    Of all gun blades (a sword-gun weapon), the finest model is Lion Heart. 
    It requires rare items to be remodeled to its highest quality.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Adamantine    = 1
    
    Dragon Fang   = 4
    
    Pulse Ammo    = 12
    
    Where to find:
    
    Adamantine (Long horn island some where north west)- defeat Adamantoise 
    or Change Minotaur card into item.
    
    Dragon Fang (Island closest to hell and Shumi tribe area)- From Blue Dragon 
    w/RARE ITEM ability receive as a battle prize or w/LVL DOWN ability from 
    Tonberry Level him down between 1-10 and receive it as a battle prize.
    
    Pulse Ammo (Lunatic Pandora)- Elnoyle w/LVL UP ability from Tonberry level him 
    up 50 to 60 and receive it as a prize w/RARE ITEM ability receive Energy Crystal 
    and then change it to a 12 Pulse Ammo, or change Lazer Cannon 5 
    Pulse Ammo/Power Generator 20 Pulse Ammo.
    
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    Name:        Rinoa Heartilly
    Age:         17
    Height:      5'3 1/2" 
    Birth date:  March 3
    Special:     Combine
    
    "A beautiful, spirited young woman"
    
    Description: A lively individual with the ability to touch people's hearts. Open 
    and honest with her feelings, she speaks her mind without reservation. Driven by 
    her ambitions, she can be difficult at times.
    
    (BLASTER EDGE)
    
    Weapons: Pinwheel
             Valkyrie
             Rising Sun
             Cardinal
             Shooting Star
    
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    PINWHELL:
    
    A weapon that can be used from a distance and have many advantages. The 
    Pinwheel is one of the more basic projectile weapons.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    M-Stone Piece  = 3
    
    Where to find:
    
    M-Stone Piece (Balamb)- From Bite Bug and Funguar receive as a battle prize or 
    change card to an item.
    
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    VALKYRIE:
    
    Valkyrie is a projectile weapon that can fly straight at the enemy using 
    its stabilizing fins. The blade is extremely deadly.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Shear Feather  = 1
    
    Magic Stone    = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    Shear Feather (Galbadia and Timber)- From Thrustavais receive as a battle prize.
    
    Magic Stone (Centra Ruins)- From Jelleye receive as a battle prize.
    
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    RISING SUN:
    
    The Rising Sun is similar to a circular saw. It is made by upgrading the 
    Pinwheel. It is capable of slicing into enemies like a spinning saw and 
    dealing a devastating blow.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Saw Blade     = 1
    
    Screw         = 8
    
    Where to find:
    
    Saw Blade (Galbadia)- From Belhemel receive as a battle prize change card into 
    an item.
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    CARDINAL:
    
    The Cardinal is the latest line of projectile weapons. The wide fins 
    provide more stability and accuracy compared to the Valkyrie. Its 
    greater accuracy cause more damage.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Cockatrice Pinion = 1
    
    Mesmerize Blade   = 1
    
    Sharp Spike       = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    Cockatrice Pinion (Galbadia and Esthar)- From Cockatrice receive as a battle 
    prize change card into an item.
    
    Mesmerize Blade (Trabia)- From Mesmerize receive as a battle prize change card 
    into an item.
    
    Sharp Spike(Centra Ruins and Esthar)- From Grand Mantis/Death Claw change card 
    into an item.
    
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    SHOOTING STAR:
    
    Now this is the finest weapon the Shooting Star. Don't let the angel wing 
    motif fool you. Its a deadly weapon.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Windmill         = 2
    
    Regen Ring       = 1
    
    Force Armlet     = 1
    
    Energy Crystal   = 2
    
    Where to find:
    
    Windmill (Galbadia)- From Abyss Worm change card to an item.
    
    Regen Ring(Esthar and Island close to hell)- Steal from Toroma/Chimera or battle 
    prize. Change card into an item.
    
    Force Armlet (Island closest to heaven)- From Ochu and Malboro. Or the battle 
    with the Sorceress on the second time you win it by luck. At the Esthar pet shop.
    
    Energy Crystal (Esthar)- From Ruby Dragon w/LVL UP ability defeat him and 
    receive as a battle prize.
    
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    Name:        Zell Dincht
    Age:         17
    Height:      5'5" 
    Birth date:  March 17
    Special:     Duel
    
    "A Garden Cadet with unsurpassed martial arts skill"
    
    Description: Aspiring to become his grandfather who was once a soldier, Zell 
    entered Garden at the age of 13. Not being one to think matters through, he is 
    known to act impulse rather than reasoning. At heart however, he is an honest, 
    dedicated young man. 
    
    (Glove)
    
    Weapons: Metal Knuckle
             Maverick
             Gauntlet
             Ehrgeiz
    
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    METAL KNUCKLE:
    
    A punch can be a deadly weapon, but it can be made even more effective 
    by wearing these, the Metal Knuckle. These gloves are widely used.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Fish Fin      = 1
    
    M-Stone Piece = 4
    
    Where to find:
    
    Fish Fin (Any sea shore)- Steal from Fastiticolan-F or receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
    M-Stone Piece (Balamb)- From Bite Bug and Funguar receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
     
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    MAVERICK:
    
    With the Maverick, the combatant can deliver direct punching blows to 
    the enemy. The gloves are made of black leather and have metal plates on 
    the knuckles.
    
    Dragon Fin   = 1
    
    Spider Web   = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    Dragon Fin (Timber and Island closest to hell)- From Grendel battle prize or 
    change card to an item.
    
    Spider Web (Balamb)- From Caterchipillar receive as a battle prize change card 
    into an item.
    
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    GAUNTLET:
    
    The Gauntlet is covered with layers of steel. It is a fighting glove for 
    delivering heavy rather than smooth blows.
    
    Dragon Skin   = 1
    
    Fury Fragment = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    Dragon Skin (Dollet)- From Hedge Viper w/Rare item ability receive as battle 
    prize.
    
    Fury Fragment (Trabia and Island closest to hell)- From Blue Dragon w/Rare Item 
    ability receive as battle Prize.
    
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    EHRGEIZ:
    
    Ehrgeiz is the most powerful fighting glove. It allows the wearer to 
    deliver optimal hits based on his or her abilities.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Adamantine    = 1
    
    Dragon Skin   = 4
    
    Fury Fragment = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    Adamantine (Long horn island some where north west)- FH Mug BGH251F2, defeat 
    Adamantoise or Change Minotaur card into an item.
    
    Dragon Skin (Dollet)- From Hedge Viper w/Rare item ability receive as battle 
    prize.
    
    Fury Fragment (Trabia and Island closest to hell)- From Blue Dragon w/Rare Item 
    ability receive as battle prize.
    
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    Name:        Quistis Trepe
    Age:         18
    Height:      5'6" 
    Birth date:  October 4
    Special:     Blue Magic
    
    "A top-notch member of SeeD who serves as Squall's instructor"
    
    Description: A Seed cadet at the age of 15, Quistis now instructs Squall and his 
    companions at Balamb Garden. Contrary to her cool exterior, she occasionally has 
    a difficult time coping with frustration, and as a result can become depressed 
    over trivial matters.
    
    (WHIP)
    
    Weapons: Chain Whip
             Slaying Tail
             Red Scorpion
             Save the Queen
    
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    CHAIN WHIP:
    
    Whips are effective against enemy's that are close or far away. This 
    Chain Whip has a simple design, but is very reliable in battle.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    M-Stone Piece = 2
    
    Spider Web    = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    M-Stone Piece (Balamb)- From Bite Bug and Funguar receive as a battle prize or 
    change card to an item.
    
    Spider Web (Balamb)- From Caterchipillar receive as a battle prize or change 
    card to an item.
    
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    SLAYING TAIL:
    
    This whip, the Slaying Tail, is known for its tremendous speed and 
    power. It is named after Sleipner, the horse of the legendary GF Odin.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Magic Stone = 2
    
    Sharp Spike = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    Magic Stone (Centra Ruins)- From Jelleye receive as a battle prize or change 
    card to an item.
    
    Sharp Spike (Centra Ruins and Esthar)- From Grand Mantis and Death Claw receive 
    as a battle prize or change card to an item.
    
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    RED SCORPION:
    
    The Red Scorpion is a unique whip made of rare materials. Its strength 
    comes from the Dragon Skin, while its flexibility comes from the Ochu 
    Tentacle.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Ochu Tentacle = 2
    
    Dragon Skin   = 2
    
    Where to find: 
    
    Ochu Tentacle (Trabia, Timber, and Island closest to hell)- From Ochu receive as 
    a battle prize or change card into an item.
    
    Dragon Skin (Dollet) - From Hedge Viper w/Rare Item ability receive as battle 
    prize.
    
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    SAVE THE QUEEN:
    
    Save the Queen is the most powerful whip in the world. It is made with 
    Malboro's Tentacle which are the most ideal material for making whips.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Malboro Tentacle = 2
    
    Sharp Spike      = 4
    
    Energy Crystal   = 4
    
    Where to find:
    
    Malboro Tentacle (Island closest to heaven)- From Malboro w/Rare Item ability 
    Receive as battle prize, MUG Malboro or change card into an item.
    
    Sharp Spike (Centra Ruins and Esthar)- From Grand Mantis and Death Claw receive 
    as a battle prize or change card to an item.
    
    Energy Crystal (Esthar)- From Ruby Dragon w/Rare Item ability receive as a 
    battle prize.
    
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    Name:        Selphie Tilmett
    Age:         17
    Height:      5'1 1/2" 
    Birth date:  July 16
    Special:     Slots
    
    "A spunky young woman with a carefree spirit"
    
    Description: Selphie seems out of place to the military academy because of her 
    innocent appearance and light-hearted personality. Her happy-go-lucky 
    disposition and laid-back attitude tend to catch other off guard.
    
    (NUNCHAKU)
    
    Weapons: Flail
             Morning Star
             Crescent Wish
             Strange Vision
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    FLAIL:
    
    Even a weakling can cause serious damage with this type of Nunchaku but 
    they're also hard to use. This Flail has long been a favorite for 
    beginners.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    M-Stone Piece = 2
    
    Bomb Fragment = 1
    
    Where to find:
    
    M-Stone Piece (Balamb)- From Bite Bug and Funguar receive as a battle prize or 
    change card into item.
    
    Bomb Fragment (Deep sea depot and Fire cave)- From Bomb receive as a battle 
    prize or change card to an item.
    
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    MORNING STAR:
    
    The end of the Morning Star were equipped spike metal balls to cause 
    more damage. It is a plain weapon, similar to Nunchaku, but it is fairly 
    effective.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Steel Orb   = 2
    
    Sharp Spike = 2
    
    Where to find:
    
    Stell Orb (Galbadia and Dollet)- From Wendigo receive as a battle prize or 
    change card to an item.
    
    Sharp Spike (Centra ruins and Esthar)- From Grand Mantis and Death Claw receive 
    as a battle prize or change card to an item.
    
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    CRESCENT WISH:
    
    The Crescent Wish is an extreme powerful weapon. Some rare items are 
    required to forge the weapon.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Inferno Fang = 1
    
    Life Ring    = 1
    
    Sharp Spike  = 4
    
    Where to find:
    
    Inferno Fang (Island closest to hell, Esthar mountains, and Deep sea depot)- 
    From Ruby Dragon receive as a battle prize or change card into an item.
    
    Life Ring (Trabia)- From Toroma change card into and item
    
    Sharp Spike (Centra ruins and Esthar)- From Grand Mantis and Death Claw receive 
    as a battle prize or change card to an item.
    
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    STRANGE VISION:
    
    This Strange Vision is famous for its ability to hit a target with 
    perfect accuracy. Its also famous for its rarity.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Adamantine    = 1
    
    Star Fragment = 3
    
    Curse Spike   = 2
    
    Where to find:
    
    Adamantine (Long horn island some where north west)- defeat Adamantoise or 
    Change Minotaur card into item.
    
    Star Fragment (Deep sea depot and Esthar)- w/Rare Item ability From Hexadragon 
    receive as battle prize or MUG Iron Giant.
    
    Curse Spike (Island closest to hell and Deep sea depot)- From Tri-Face
    receive as a battle prize or change card to an item.
    
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    Name:        Irvine Kinneas
    Age:         18
    Height:      6'0" 
    Birth date:  November 24
    Special:     Shot
    
    "An expert gunman and consummate lady's man"
    
    Description: Irvine is known as the "Best Shooter in Garden". His reputation for 
    cherishing the company of women is almost as well known as his accuracy with a 
    gun. Although he seems to be uncaring and frivolous at first glance, in reality 
    he is sensitive and serious. 
    
    (SHOTGUN)
    
    Weapons: Valiant
             Ulysses
             Bismarck
             Exeter
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    VALIANT:
    
    Guns have the advantages of range, but damage is less compared to 
    swords. The Valiant uses powerful bullets to cause damage comparable to 
    swords.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Steel Pipe = 1
    
    Screw      = 4
    
    Where to find:
    
    Steel Pipe (Galbadia and Dollet)- Mug from Elastoid/ Change the card into an 
    item, from Wendigo Mug or receive as a battle prize.
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    ULYSSES:
    
    The Ulysses lacks style, but is a quality rifle with tremendous fire 
    power. The inelegant design was necessary to absorb the powerful recoil 
    after firing.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Steel Pipe    = 1
    
    Bomb Fragment = 1
    
    Screw         = 2 
    
    Where to find:
    
    Steel Pipe (Galbadia and Dollet)- Mug from Elastoid/ Change the card into an 
    item, from Wendigo Mug or receive as a battle prize.
    
    Bomb Fragment (Deep sea depot and Fire cave)- From Bomb receive as a battle 
    prize or change card to an item.
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    BISMARCK:
    
    Contrary to the Ulysses, the Bismarck has a sleek look. The rifle is 
    very handy and light, but in turn requires more physical strength and 
    energy to handle its powerful recoil.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Steel pipe   = 2
    
    Dynamo Stone = 4
    
    Screw        = 8
    
    Where to find:
    
    Steel Pipe (Galbadia and Dollet)- Mug from Elastoid/ Change the card into an 
    item, from Wendigo Mug or receive as a battle prize.
    
    Dynamo Stone (Esthar and Centra)- From Blitz w/MUG or change card into item.
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    EXETER:
    
    Exeter comes to mind when considering high powered guns. Despite its 
    simple design, its a fine weapon made of many rare materials.
    
    Items needed for remodeling:
    
    Dino Bone     = 2
    
    Moon Stone    = 1
    
    Star Fragment = 2
    
    Screw         = 18
    
    Where to find:
    
    Dino Bone (Balamb/Training Center and Island closest to hell)- From T-Rexaur/ 
    Change card into an item, Mug or receive as a battle prize.
    
    Moon Stone (Esthar)- w/Rare Item ability From Toroma receive as a battle prize 
    or MUG.
    
    Star Fragment (Deep sea depot and Esthar)- w/Rare Item ability From Hexadragon 
    receive as battle prize or MUG Iron Giant.
    
    Screw (Galbadia, Dollet, and Timber)- From Geezard receive as a battle prize 
    change card into an item.
    
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    Well that's it!!! But I am not finished, but its complete I know there is
    more. I am going to play the game again and check it for sure. If you want to 
    help finish this FAQ, as I said ALL CONTRIBUTION ARE ACCEPTED and remember only 
    for weapons OK. GOOD LUCK!!! ^-^
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    ===CREDITS===
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    I would like to thank GameFaqs for posting this FAQ. I appreciate all 
    the efforts of GameFaqs in maintaining their web site. It is very 
    helpful and useful to all of us gamers.
    
    I also would like to thank  "Al Amaloo", for posting my Final Fantasy 8 Weapons 
    Upgrade Guide FAQ, and also for posting my contributed cheat code for Sonata. 
    Another great place with FAQ's. Thanks Al Amaloo.
    
    I would lie to thank Fantasy Square for posting my Weapons Upgrade guide. Be 
    sure to check their site, they have great stuff there. www.fantasysquare.com
    
    Also a special thanks to the contributors and everybody I know playing 
    FF8:
    
    FREEKBoy6@aol.com - For telling me the rest of the items for the weapons 
    and taught me the LVL Down ability to get some different items. Also how 
    to get Pulse Ammo on other ways.
    
    Joshua Haber - For also telling the items where to get the rest for 
    Squall.
    
    DuNcOn84@aol.com - For telling me another way to get Star Fragments.
    
    Debra and Scott Guernsey - Enjoy and Good Luck finishing FF8.
    
    Gublak@aol.com - Thanks for the Tip.
    
    stchung@mindspring.com - For suggesting to put the monster locations, 
    Thank you again.
    
    Lara - My girlfriend, my only "Lara Croft", my everything, my 
    sweetheart, my OH! MY!. Thank you for the rest of the FF8 stuff 
    and everything else.
    
    Linda Philips - For telling me another way to get the Force Armlet.
    
    Nick Van den Ende - For telling me the other way to get Adamantine from BGH251F2.
    
    LAST BUT NOT LEAST YOU!!!
    
    I HOPE YOU ENJOYED FF8, LETS HOPE FOR THE BEST OF FINAL FANTASY 9
    
    GOOD BYE!!!
    
    
    This Document is Copyright 2000 by Tim Clemente
    Final Fantasy VIII Copyright 1999 by Squaresoft