Final Fantasy 8

Walkthrough - Part 1
Walkthrough - Part 2
English Manual Translation

  • Debug room

    Note: This code requires a Game Shark or Pro Action Replay cartridge. Enable the following code in the North American version of the game:

      D00705E8 010F
      800704A8 0001
      D00705E8 010F
      800704AA 0049

    Enable the following code in the Japanese version of the game:

      D006F308 000F
      8006F1C8 0001
      D006F308 000F
      8006F1CA 0049

    Load any saved game, enter a town, press L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 to activate debug mode, then refer to the following guide.

  • No random battles

    Use the following methods to never have any random battle outside of towns: rent a car for 3,500 gil, walk on train tracks, walk on paved roads, or get Diablos' No Encounter ability.

  • Free Potions

    You can get free Potions in Timber Town. Get Rinoa in the party, then go to the bridge where you saw the guards. Keep returning until a man appears. Talk to him, then talk to him a second time to receive a Potion. Leave the screen and return until he appears again and repeat.

  • Easy Ability Points

    Go to Cactaur Island and earn 20 AP for each Cactaur that is defeated in battle. Cactaur Island is the small island covered by a desert.

  • Easy Experience Points

    Display the world map and travel to the left-most island. It contains powerful monsters that can easily level up your characters after battles.

  • SeeD written test answers

    After the assault on Dollet, a "Test" option will become available. Use the following answers to the corresponding test level to answer all questions correctly and raise Squall's SeeD ranking. The higher Squall's ranking, the more cash he will receive each pay period.

    SeeD level
    Answers
    1
    Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
    2
    Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, N
    3
    N, N, Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, N
    4
    N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N
    5
    N, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y
    6
    Y, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, Y
    7
    Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N
    8
    N, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N
    9
    N, Y, N, N, N, N, N, N, Y, Y
    10
    Y, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, Y, N
    11
    Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, Y, N, N, Y
    12
    N, Y, N, N, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N
    13
    Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N
    14
    Y, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, Y, N
    15
    Y, Y, N, N, N, N, N, Y, N, Y
    16
    Y, N, N, Y, N, Y, N, N, Y, N
    17
    Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
    18
    Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N
    19
    Y, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N, Y
    20
    Y, Y, N, Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N
    21
    Y, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y, N
    22
    N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, Y, Y, N
    23
    Y, N, N, N, N, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y
    24
    Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, N, Y
    25
    Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
    26
    Y, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N, N
    27
    N, Y, N, N, N, N, Y, N, Y, N
    28
    Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, N, N
    29
    N, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, N, Y, N
    30
    N, Y, N, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N

  • Guardian Force locations
      Quezacotl, Shiva

      Squall's desk computer.

      Ifrit

      Defeat Ifrit.

      Siren

      Draw from Monster after fighting Biggs and Wedge.

      Brothers

      Defeat Sacred and Minotaur in Tomb Of The Unknown King.

      Diablos

      Before going to Timber, talk to headmaster Cid until you get the Magic Lamp. Save the game, use the lamp, and defeat Diablos. Draw and store Demi then cast it. Do not draw and immediately cast, as he will not cast Curaga on your character.

      Carbuncle

      Draw from Statues attacking Rinoa at end of Disc 1.

      Leviathan

      Draw from NORG after destroying his pod.

      Pandemona

      Draw from Fuijin in the battle with Fuijin and Raijin.

      Cerberus

      Draw from Cerberus during the Galbadia Garden invasion. He is at the center glowing circle near the entrance.

      Bahamut

      Go to the island in lower left corner of the map. Walk only when light is not flashing. Go straight until the message "you have perceived the resonance" appears. Go to opening at flashing object, fight Ruby Dragon (you have no choice). If you are in bad shape, answer "Yeah, there's nothing we can do". If not, answer "Never". With luck, Ruby Dragon will not use its Breath attack, as your characters will die. When you win, select "Cancel", then "Accept". Watch out for Bahamut's Mega Flare.

      Tonberry

      Defeat Odin. Then fight 20 Tonberrys at top of elevator or open place, not at torch lit place at its base. You will fight the Tonberry King.

      Cactuar

      Use Ragnarok to fly to the island on the outside of a desert; you will see a cactus teleporting around. Walk up to it. Be careful, as its 10,000 needles do 100,000 damage.

      Doom Train

      Get the Solomon Ring from the Esthar Sorceress Memorial at end of Disc 3. Laguna will have talked about defeating Ultimicia. You need six steel pipes and other items. He will appear without a fight.

      Eden

      Draw from Ultima Weapon. Bahamut must have already been defeated. Give one pressure spot all the time you can. If you do not, reset at the first steam pressure spot, put Zell in you party and let him "tinker" with the machine demanding four pressure; you will get away. Since you lose four pressure the first time you reset, it is as if you did not make a mistake (only, a lot of strong monsters will flood the area). Set the Move/Find ability to find the final save spot.

  • GF Compatibility items

    The following is a list of GF compatibility items, which raise the speed of your GF's summon time:

    GFItemDropped by
    QuezacotlDynamo StoneCockatrice, Blitz
    ShivaNorthern windThrustaevis
    Jumbo CactuarCactus ThornCactuar
    PandemonaWindmill,Shear FeatherThrustaevis, Death Claw
    CerberusNone (not elemental)(none)
    BrothersDino BoneT-Rexaur, Sacredcard
    DiablosNone (not elemental)(None)
    AlexanderMoon StoneElnoyle, Torama, Imp
    LeviathanFish FinFastitocalon-F, Fastitocalon
    BahamutDragon SkinAnacondaur, Red Dragon, Blue Dragon, Hexadragon
    TonberryChefs KnifeTonberry

  • Rare card locations
      PuPu

      Look for UFOs to pass by during a battle in the following places (you must have Diablos' "Enc-None"):

      1. Outside Winhill Town
      2. Mandy Beach, northeast of Timber
      3. Heath Peninsula, east of Trabia Garden
      4. Kashkabald Desert

      After sighting all four, fly the Ragnarok to the rocky cliffs above the Chocobo Shrine. Encounter a UFO and defeat it. Then, head to the crater where Balamb Garden used to be. You will encounter a PuPu. Feed him five elixirs and you will be rewarded. Its only a level 5 card, but is definitely the hardest card to find.

      Fat Chocobo

      Man in front of Balamb Library (Queen of Cards Quest).

      Angelo

      Watts, on Forest Owl's train.

      Gilgamesh

      CC King.

      MiniMog

      Boy running laps around Balamb Garden.

      Chicobo

      Summon four Large Chocobo at all six Forests, then proceed to the Chocobo Shrine.

      Quezacotl

      F.H. Mayor Dobe.

      Shiva

      Trade "Girl Next Door" to Zone.

      Ifrit

      Defeat Ifrit.

      Siren

      Card Master on second floor of the Dollet Pub.

      Secret and Minotaur

      Defeat Brothers.

      Carbuncle

      CC Heart.

      Diablos

      Defeat Diablos (Use the Magical Lamp obtained from Cid to find it).

      Leviathan

      CC Joker.

      Odin

      Defeat Odin.

      Pandemona

      Zell's neighbors.

      Cerebrus

      Defeat Cerebrus.

      Alexander

      Piet in Lunarside Base.

      Phoenix

      Esthar presidental assistant (Queen of Cards quest).

      Bahamut

      Defeat Bahamut.

      Doomtrain

      Timber Pub bartender (Queen of Cards quest).

      Eden

      Defeat Ultima Weapon.

      Ward

      Dr. Odine in Esthar.

      Kiros

      Man in black suit in Deling shopping area (Queen of Cards quest).

      Laguna

      Ellone in Lunarside Base.

      Selphie

      Selphie's best friend in Trabia Garden.

      Quistis

      "Trepe Fan Club" in Balamb Garden.

      Irvine

      Flo (QoC quest).

      Zell

      Zell's mom in Balamb town.

      Rinoa

      Lose the Ifrit card to Gen. Caraway in Deling City. Win it back from Marlene in F.H.

      Edea

      Edea at her house.

      Seifer

      Cid at Edea's house.

      Squall

      Laguna at Esthar.

  • Card mods
      Abbys Worm: 1 for 1 Windmill
      Adamatoise: 3 for 1 Turtle Shell
      Anacondour: 1 for 1 Venom Fang
      Angelo: 1 for 100 Elixers
      Bahamut: 1 for 100 Megalixers
      Belhelmel: 1 for 1 Saw Blade
      Bite Bug: 1 for 1 M: Stone Peice
      Blitz: 1 for 1 Dynamo Stone
      Bomb: 1 for 1 Bomb Fragment
      Cactuar: 1 for 1 Cactus Thorn
      Cocatrice: 1 for 1 Cocatrice Pinion
      Creeps: 1 for 1 Coral Fragment

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