Final Fantasy 9

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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Easy "A-Hunting We Will Go" achievement

Do not kill anything with Zidane unless it is necessary. Enter the Business district and wait for the timer to reach the four minute mark. Walk to the Weaponsmith and fight the Zagnar. Allow Zidane and Freya to attack themselves. Both will get disqualified and Vivi will win by default.

Easy "Another Man's Treasure" achievement

Any item found that is non-repeatable will count as treasure. After get the airship, visit the "Daguerro" secret town. Inside is a four-armed man who will tell you your rank, but not exact number. To reach an get "S" rank, you will need 300 points. Points are earned by performing the following task:

  • 1 point for each item found by checking maps or given through events.
  • 1 point for each treasure chest opened.
  • 1 point for every auction house key (non-repeatable) item purchased.
  • 2 points for every Chocograph, Bubble, or Crack treasure found.

Concentrate on finding hidden items in missable areas, especially packs because they map count for multiple points. For example, the belltower card stash can be obtained twice for a total of 5 points. The foot race and jump rope events also give multiple items.

Easy "Beating The Ragtime Blues" achievement

You will randomly have a special fight with a red enemy that is encountered in any forest on the world map. The music during the fight is different. Do not attack him and read the text carefully. Attack the sign that answers your question. If it is correct, the fight will end and you will get a large amount of experience points and Gil. Answer all 16 questions to permanently defeat him and get a Protect ring as a reward. The questions and correct answers are as follows:

    The War in Lingblum started in the year 1600: False
    "I Want to be you Canary" was written by Lord Afon: False
    Chocobo forest is located between Lindblum and South Gate: True
    The theatre ship Prima Vista was built in Artania Shipyards: False
    Lindwblum's Air Cabs operate around the clock: True
    Fossil Roo is a tunnel that connects Treno and Alexandria: False
    Berkmea Cable Cars have been running for 8 years: True
    Lindblum Castle is larger than Alexandria Castle: True
    Some Mu's are friendly and don't attack: True
    Only one desert exists in the entire world: False
    Conde Petie is a village of Goblins: False
    Prima Vista means Love at First Sight: False
    Treno's Cafe, Card Carta, is members-only: True
    Bobo Bird is a bird that brings you fortunr: False
    You can defeat Ragtimer: True
    The Theatre ship Prima Vista uses Mist as source of energy: True

Easy "Hail To The King" achievement

Concentrate on your character's feet and the sounds made when they hit the floor to develop the correct tempo. The following speed variations are available:

    1-19: Slow
    20 - 49: Average
    50 - 99: Fast
    100 - 199: Very fast
    200 - 299: Slow and fast alternately
    300 - 999: Extremely fast
    1,000+: Fastest

The reward list is as follows:

    20 times: 10 Gil
    50 times: Cactuar Card
    100 times: Genji Card
    200 times: Alexandria Card
    300 times: Tiger Racket Card
    1,000 times: King of Jump Rope

Easy "One Nag Too Many" achievement

Call Moogle from the world map and close the dialog without performing any action repeatedly until he says "STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT! KU-PHEH!" to get the "One Nag Too Many" achievement.

Easy "Over The Moon" achievement

Search the indicated locations to find all four moonstones:

  • At the start of the game during the theater mini-game, score 100 nobles impressed and also impress Queen Brahne. Proceed until you take control of Steiner for the first time, then speak to Queen Brahne.
  • There are four colored stones on pillars on the Conde Petie Mountain Path. Collect and insert all of them in the statue past the Moogle.
  • Give an emerald to the friendly Jabberwock in a forest on the Forgotten Continent.
  • Successfully complete the Stiltzkin side quest and purchase his last bundle for 5,555 Gil.

Easy "The Ultimate Fork" achievement

Catch 99 frogs with Quina. Quale will then appear and a fight will begin. Defeat him to get the Gastro Fork.

Easy "Your Lucky Day" achievement

While at the inn at Dali with Zidane, there will be an "!" event that allows you to get your fortune read for a small fee. Keep paying to get your fortune until you get a very good omen to get the "Your Lucky Day" achievement.

Steam achievements

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding achievement. To view your achievements and stats in Steam, select "Community", "My profile", "View all my games", then the game and view stats.

    A Clean Bill of Health: Have a single character affected by all status ailments. (both beneficial and detrimental).
    A Healing Touch: Use White Magic spells 200 times.
    A Pillar of Support: Acquire all available support abilities.
    A Round of Applause: Have the nobles demand an encore.
    A-Hunting We Will Go: Win with Vivi during the Festival of the Hunt.
    All Washed Up: Defeat Kraken, the Guardian of Water.
    All's Well That Ends Well: Complete FINAL FANTASY IX.
    Another Man's Treasure: Receive certification as a Rank S Treasure Hunter.
    Auctioneer: Win 10 items at the Treno Auction House.
    Back Online: Repair the machine at Mognet Central.
    Backstabber: Receive 30 back attacks.
    Beach Bum: Visit every beach in Gaia.
    Beating the Ragtime Blues: Correctly answer all the questions in Ragtime Mouse's pop quiz.
    Bring on the Thunder: Summon the eidolon Ramuh.
    Bringing Down the House: Summon the eidolon Atomos.
    Close But No Cigar: Obtain the Tower.
    Coming Together I: Synthesize 10 items.
    Coming Together II: Synthesize 30 items.
    Cracking the Code: Uncover the secret of the Eidolon Wall.
    Diggin' It: Locate all hidden treasures on the world map.
    Dragon Lady: Defeat Behemoth in the Treno weapon shop using Dagger.
    Driving the Hard Bargain: Purchase all items available from Stiltzkin.
    Earning the Queen's Favor: Receive 10 rewards from Queen Stella.
    End of the Road: Attain level 99 with at least one character.
    Femme Fatales?: Form a party with Quina Quen and three female characters.
    Firin' Mah Lazer: Summon the eidolon Ark.
    Follow Your Nose: Raise your chocobo's beak level to 99.
    Found in the Shuffle: Beat the Nero Brothers' shuffling game nine times in a row.
    Frog Wrangler: Successfully catch 99 frogs.
    Getting Emotional: Enter Trance for the first time.
    Going for the Gold: Successfully catch a golden frog.
    Gone with the Winds: Defeat Tiamat, the Guardian of Wind.
    Hail to the King: Jump rope 1000 times without tripping and obtain King of Jump Rope.
    Heat of the Moment: Summon the eidolon Ifrit.
    Here to Help: Summon the eidolon Carbuncle.
    Hitting Rock Bottom: Defeat Lich, the Guardian of Earth.
    I'm So Blue: Use Blue Magic spells 100 times.
    It's All in the Cards I: Win a Tetra Master match.
    It's All in the Cards II: Win 10 Tetra Master matches.(Certain NPCs can be re-challenged to increase your win count after progressing through the game.)
    It's All in the Cards III: Win 100 Tetra Master matches. (Certain NPCs can be re-challenged to increase your win count after progressing through the game.)
    Kain's Legacy: Obtain Kain's Lance.
    King of Dragons: Summon the eidolon Bahamut.
    Let the Bodies Hit the Floor I: Defeat 100 enemies.
    Let the Bodies Hit the Floor II: Defeat 1000 enemies.
    Let the Bodies Hit the Floor III: Defeat 10000 enemies.
    Mister Nice Guy: Gain the favor of all friendly enemies.
    Movie Critic: View 79 Active Time Events.
    My Little Airship: Obtain a miniature copy of the Prima Vista.
    One Nag Too Many: Cause Moguo to have a tantrum.
    Out of Harm's Way: Guide all the residents of Cleyra to safety.
    Over the Moon: Obtain 4 moonstones.
    Overly Emotional: Enter trance 50 times.
    Path of the Samurai: Obtain the complete set of Genji armor.
    Peek-A-Boo: Free Kuppo from a wall in Fossil Roo.
    Putting Out the Fire: Defeat Maliris, the Guardian of Fire.
    Rise from the Ashes: Summon the eidolon Phoenix.
    Skip to My Lou: Jump rope 100 times without tripping.
    Sticky Fingers: Use the Steal command 50 times.
    Still I Rise: Activate the Rebirth Flame ability when all party members are incapacitated.
    Surf's Up: Summon the eidolon Leviathan.
    Sword of Kings: Obtain the sacred blade Excalibur.
    Take to the Skies: Obtain an airship.
    Taking the Black: Play the blackjack minigame.
    That Old Black Magic: Use Black Magic spells 100 times.
    The Best Offense: Use the Defend command 50 times.
    The B-Team: Form a party with four male characters.
    The Dim Mak: Summon the eidolon Odin.
    The One Ring: Obtain Madain's Ring via mining.
    The Ultimate Claws: Obtain the Rune Claws.
    The Ultimate Dual Blade: Obtain the Ultima Weapon.
    The Ultimate Flute: Obtain the Angel Flute.
    The Ultimate Fork: Obtain the Gastro Fork.
    The Ultimate Mace: Obtain the Mace of Zeus.
    The Ultimate Racket: Obtain the Tiger Racket.
    The Ultimate Rod: Obtain the Whale Whisker.
    The Ultimate Sword: Obtain Excalibur II.
    To Ozma and Back: Defeat Ozma.
    Track Star: Obtain Athlete Queen.
    Well Lubricated: Obtain a bottle of Superslick.
    What's Your Sign?: Obtain the Hammer.
    Wolf in Mog's Clothing: Summon the eidolon Madeen.
    Wolf Insanity: Summon the eidolon Fenrir.
    You Called?: Summon Eidolons 50 times.
    Your Lucky Day: Receive a Very Good Omen from a color fortune.
    You're Cold as Ice: Summon the eidolon Shiva.
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