Glitches

  • 255 of Anything Glitch

    There are two ways in which you can perform this glitch. For this first method, you need Cecil, the Avenger weapon, and a bow and some arrows. You must also have one blank slot in the inventory. Equip him with the bow and arrows in the field in his left and right hands repsectively. Enter a battle and then enter the items menu. Go to the Equip menu at the top of the list and select the arrows, then select a blank slot in your inventory. Then switch Cecil's bow with the Avenger and then have Cecil win the battle by having only him attack. Post-battle, you'll notice a symbol reading "A2" in Cecil's right hand. Unequip the Avenger and then put something into this right hand (the item to be duplicated), then unequip that weapon to earn 255 (seen as A2) of it.

    There is a second method for this. You will need someone with a bow and arrows and the Berserk spell. The character whose items are to be duplicated must not be the one casting Berserk. Have the non-Berserker equip a bow in their weak hand and arrows in their dominant hand. Have things set up so that this character will go immediately after the Berserker (such as by killing off the other two characters). Enter a battle and cast Berserk on the character with the bow, then quickly make the bow-wielder enter their items menu and unequip the arrows. They will now have "A2" in their hand post-battle. From there, you can do the process detailed as in the previous paragraph to clone whatever you wish.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

  • Enemy Revival Glitch

    This glitch will allow you to greatly increase the EXP., items, and GP won from battles. For this to work, you must have a character able to use Life or have the Life1 item. Use the aforementioned item/spell on a low-HP foe and then have the next character in the turn order kill the foe. (Note that it is much more reliable to use Tornado for this.) When the foe dies - regardless of cause, though it must be timed properly if you don't use Tornado - the Life spell or Life1 item will revive the foe. However, the foe comes back with 0 HP and immediately dies. The game will however consider that the foe was killed twice, thus increasing what you earned from it.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

  • Enemy Suicide Glitch (JP v1.0 Only)

    (Note that this glitch can be executed in several ways: however, to avoid saturation with technical details, I will speak in examples. Also be sure to note that this is only functional on Japanese v1.0 releases: this is, in fact, the only thing that changed between v1.0 and v1.1.)

    To begin this glitch, begin by leaving one of a set of special areas: these include Mist Cave, the west side of Mt. Hobs, the Antlion's cave, and the basement areas of Troia (which must be done by Exit). From there, you must get to the Underworld and then get into a battle once there. The game mixes up various bits of data and loads enemies into the battle improperly to the point that the game must execute its fail-safe for when enemies are loaded very wrongly: that is, the game overrides their attacks such that they only will cast Stone on themselves until they die. This can allow you to easily earn EXP., Gil, and items.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

  • Equip Anything Glitch

    To begin with, you will need Edge. You will also need the equipment that you want to equip (but normally cannot) to not be in the inventory, but held by someone else, and will also need Active Battle activated in the Config menu. Enter battle with a monster who has the preferred steal item and have Edge target the enemy using Sneak. The next character will be the one who wants to equip the unequippable equipment: if the turn order is not ideal for this, you must kill off the other characters. In any case, once this character gets their turn immediately after Edge, enter the Items menu: if you managed to do so before Edge stole the item, the unequippable equipment will not be grayed-out. This means you can go to the desired equipment, select it, and scroll up to the Equip menu and equip it. To actually apply stat changes, you'll need to go to the Equip screen for this character then their Status menu page in the field.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

  • Event Bypass Glitch

    Note that you'll need a Tent to execute this glitch. While on the world map, as you move between two tiles, rapidly press X: if you do it quickly enough, you'll enter the menu mid-step. From there, if you use a Tent, you'll fool the game into having its hit detection off by a single tile. This fact will in turn allow you to skip visiting Mist (thereby allowing you to keep Kain, but you cannot get Rydia). You can also now enter Mist from its east side to be able to peruse its relatively-advanced shops.

    However, note that if you do use this glitch to bypass Mist, you must also use it later to bypass the events in Damcyan as the battle with Tellah and Edward will glitch, forcing the game to freeze.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

  • Free Sylph Summons for Rydia

    If you put Sylph in the top-right slot of Rydia's summon list (all SNES versions), or put Rydia in the very bottom position in your party (on the Wii Virtual Console versions), then when you cast the Sylph summoning spell it will not cost anything. You must still have enough MP to cast the spell in order to use it. This spell is great as it does good damage to one enemy and heals your entire party at the same time.

    Contributed By: snakenamedjoe and KeyBlade999.

  • Item Duplication

    You will only only be able to dupicate items that can be held in the Left Hand or Right Hand. A great way to get loads of Excaliburs to throw. Go into battle. Now select an empty slot in your item list. Now keep pressing UP until you get to the equipment list for the Left and Right Hand. Select the item that you want to duplicate. Now escape from the battle by holding L+R. Open up the menu and go to the character equipment. Re-equip your item. You will notice it has a "2" next to it. De-Equip it and then Re-equip it, to "split it in half."

    Contributed By: f1madman.

  • Peninsula of Power

    Monster encounters in this game are encoded much as in previous Final Fantasies: they are encoded on a gridular basis so that every single grid tile has its own set of encounters. However, sometimes parts of the overworld can unintentionally cross these gridlines, allowing you to fight later-game monsters than intended for the purpose of quick-leveling or item drop abuse. In Final Fantasy II/IV, you can find such an area due north of Mt. Ordeals, letting you fight monsters from Mythril and Troia.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

  • Skip the Sealed Cave

    This glitch will allow you to skip the Sealed Cave dungeon. After Rydia rejoins the party as an adult, and after speaking with King Giott soon thereafter, have Rydia use Warp. You will be returned to the Crystal Room where you can pick up the Dark Crystal and leave to the throne room. When you proceed to the Sealed Cavern, the game will act as if you already earned the Crystal from within the dungeon. Due to the game's plot, there will now be no need to actually attempt to enter the dungeon for the Crystal within. However, note that, if you wish to obtain treasures from within the dungeon, you must go to it with one less party member.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

  • Stop Glitches

    There are a number of spell effects that work oddly with the Stop spell to create odd glitches based on what spell Stop is combined with. To execute the glitch with the named effects, simply cast Stop on a foe who is affected by the named ailment. Note that not all of these will work on every version, and there is a possibility the game may freeze in every instance of this.

    - Stop + Paralyze: This can indefinitely paralyze.
    - Stop + Sleep: This can indefinitely keep someone asleep.
    - Stop + Gradual Petrify: This can fend off the petrification.
    - Stop + Regen: This makes the Regen status permanent until KO'ed.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

Unlockables

  • Adamant Armor

    Use Alerts in the L-Shaped room in the Lunar Underground 5th floor to summon Pink Puffs. There is a 1/64 chance that they will drop a Pink Tail. Take this tail to the Adamant Grotto for Adamant, then head for the blacksmith's house, located underground, to get the Adamant Armor.

    Contributed By: Globe99.

Secrets

  • Developer's Room

    Yes, there is a hidden Developers' Room, and it's in the hardtype version of FFIV, so here's how you get to it!

    Go to the Dwarven Castle in the underworld. Get to the room where you can buy weapons and armor; there is a path in between both those counters. Walk up into the Rally-ho Pub. There, walk directly to the right (around the table of course) and you'll see an odd blackish section of floor. Walk right through the wall at that point and continue right and down the steps into the hidden Developers' Room!

    There is also a hidden porn magazine in this room as well. Get into the Nap Room (from the entrance to the room, go up and right, then down into the Nap Room). Check out the left side of the bookcase nearby to find Smut, which is the magazine. Select it on the Item menu and the screen will turn purplish as Cecil looks at it... Then after it's over, the screen's back to normal and the Smut is gone.

    Contributed By: DBM11085.

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