This is a walkthrough of Final Fantasy IX (FF9). As with any walkthrough, this document contains spoilers! It was developed for FFIX English Language Version for
Playstation. Some things may not work on other platforms or alternate language versions. The items in the navigation bar on the left are the sections that are complete.
I intend to add some tools to help you learn the game system more easily. This is currently one of the most complete walkthrough of FFIX on the net (this document is
already 82 pages long when printed from Safari on Mac OS 10.3. I welcome your email; you can find my email address under the About Us tab above.
As I said above, all walkthroughs contain spoilers. What I've tried to do here is set this site up so that you can get the information you need without having
to read the whole document. Please see the points below for things you'll want to know about that DON'T involve spoilers. I recommend reading them before even
starting the game. Then play each section first, saving at every possible point. When you finish a section, go back to the walkthrough and see if there is
anything you missed. I'll include various hints, tips, tricks and cheats I may have noticed along the way.
Points to Remember: (IE: Things I wish someone had told me starting out!)
- You can steal from almost anyone. Make sure to at least TRY to steal if you can. Use Zidane's "Detect" to see wat enemis have (if you don't use my
- Leveling-Up. I'll let you know what times you should level up a little, and what you should be trying to accomplish. Don't bother REALLY leveling up until you get a Reflect Ring and all your characters have the reflect skill and
anti-venom skills. Just trust me on this one. This game has the COOLEST level treadmill if all yourcharacters have reflect learned.
- While some people swear by it, I find frog catching to be annoying and pointless. YMMV.
- If you wanna be a major treasure hunter, you'll need to find more than just the treasure chests. You'll also want to collect all the Figurines.
- Read through the side quests area first. You won't find any game spoilers, but you may miss out if you don't do it FIRST.
- Eiko's Summons may be influenced by which accessories she has equiped. Notice the difference in Carbuncle when you Summon him with Moonstone , Emerald and/or Diamond equiped.
- Card battles explained: All cards have 4 characters that represent their power. "1P24" for instance. The first digit is attack power, and it can be any
number 0 to 9 and then the letters A - E. 0 is low, E is high. The second character is either M, P, X or A and represents attack type. M is magic, P is
physical, X will attack the lowest of the defences and A will attack the lowest number on the card with the highest on itself. The last two characters are 0-E
and stand for physical defense and magic defense, respectively. A magic card will attack the last number, for example.
- Don't throw away week weapons. You'll be able to synth them into better ones. Also, there is a spot in the game where you'll need as LOW DAMAGE a weapon as you can get. Try not to use all your "worst" weapons.
- There' an enemy called a "Gimme Cat" that wants you to give it a Diamond . If you do, you'll never see it again. I hate spoilers, but I hate losing powerful items even more. ;)
- Don't forget that you can walk through most people. Unless someone is baring your path for game purposes, just press against them for a few seconds and you'll walk right through them.
- You can throw a Tent at an enemy and it'll get bit by a snake. Yes, that's right. It doesn't make any sense. ;)
- Any time you see an item in a dashed box, you can hover the mouse over it for more information about that item.
Hover the mouse over the box in this line for for a second or two to see an example of how it works.