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Final Fantasy VIII Cheats

Final Fantasy VIII cheats, Tips, and Codes for PC. Also see Action Replay Codes for more Final Fantasy VIII cheat codes.


Older Cheats:

   (last update - Feb 10 2000)

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:

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

Final Fantasy VIII Tips

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All Gf's
If you forgot to draw 1 or more gf's,Once you reach ultimecia castle, fight all boses.Each boss has difernt gf.
Submitted by: Jenova Jenova on January 26, 2008

Final Fantasy VIII Cheats

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diablos
If you obtaned the magic lamp from Cid,
you can summon Diablos but you must first beat him in a battle, he has 8000-80.000 HP
depending on your level.
Submitted by: johny on February 17, 2005
Unlock Hidden Song:
Put the game disc into an audio CD player and play track two to hear the song EYES ON ME by Faye Wong.
Submitted by: Q22 on January 22, 2005
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