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Final Fantasy IX  

2 Player Mode!:
First, pause the game (so the menu comes up). Next, go to the CONFIG option and go to battle control. Set it to custom and push X. You now control who second player plays!


All The Experience:
This is just a trick in order to have one of your players have the most exp while in vile island. All you have to do is put some viruses on your comrades exept the one you want to level up, because while you have a virus you can't gain any exp butt you can kick butt at the same time, w/c will make those levels keep going up.


Black Jack Mini-Game:
Beat the game normally and allow the credits to finish. Press R2, L1, R2, R2, Up, X, Right, Circle, Down, Triangle, L2, R1, R2, L1, Square, Square at "The End" screen. A sound of an item being used will confirm correct code entry. Press Start to play the Black Jack mini-game.


Easy Exp. & AP Early In The Game:
After you defeat the Plant Brain, allow the Plant Spiders to attack you. They are easy to kill, as Zidane, Steiner and Blank can kill them in one hit, and Vivi can dispatch them with one Fire or Thunder blast. By staying in the middle of the screen, you also have enough time to go into your inventory and use Potions and Ethers as needed. Do this to easily gain a few levels, as well as gain the AP needed for your abilities. If you stole an Iron Helm from the Plant Brain, Steiner can level up even more, as it grants the Level Up ability.


Friendly Monsters:
Give all 9 monsters what they're looking for to get AP in return and this also enables you to deal physical attacks to the boss on chocobos flying island. They are found only in this order.

Brown Mu:       Plains between Ice cavern & Dali, wants 1 ore, gives 10ap & potion
White Ghost:    Plains around Trueno, wants 1 ore, gives 10ap & Hi-potion
Colour Ladybug: Forest around Black Mage Village, wants 2 ores, Gives 20ap & esther
Green Yeti:     Bigger Forest outside Madain Sari, wants 2 ores, gives 20ap & elixir
Green Nymph:    Forest near Lifa Tree, wants 3 ores, gives 30ap & Emerald
Purple Jabberwock: Forest directly east of Oeilvert, wants emerald, gives 40ap & moonstone
Green Featercircle: Lost continent, wants moonstone, gives 30ap & Lapiz Lazuli
Rainbow Garuda: East forest plateau above Gizamalukes grotto, wants lapiz lazuli, gives 40ap & diamond
Friendly Yan:   Forest on Vile Island, wants diamond, gives 50ap & Rosetta Ring
Get To Hades In Under 12 Playing Hours:
1. Skip the FMVs by opening the disc cover and closing it again.
2. Skip ATEs. However, if the ATEs cannot be avoided, get rid of it quickly by following step 3.
3. During dialogue sequences, mash the X button! You'll get sore fingers but hey, you can get to Hades!
4. Forget about Side Quests. Do them later after you beat Hades.
5. Before buying, SAVE. then got to the shop. Pick the itmes you are going to buy, then reset the game 
   (L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Select + Start). Load the game again, and quickly buy the desired items.
6. Learn the High Tide Ability. This will help in defeating bosses (especially Zidane's Grand Lethal Attack).
7. Don't worry if you can't get the game under 12 hours! REMEBEMER: THIS IS JUST A GAME!


How To Defeat The Grand Dragons:
Grand Dragons are found above Gzamalukes's Grotto in the plains. Have each party member equipped with a Coral Ring to absorb the thunderaga spell. Also have a lot of Phoenix Downs because at the start, his physical attacks will kill you in one hit, and if your not immune to poison, bring a lot of antidotes.


Jump Rope Trick:
At the beginning of the game when Vivi comes into the town square you will see a group of three small girls playing jump-rope in the upper left hand corner. You can play as well and gain very rare items in the beginning of the game. However, this is very hard to do as the jump rope escalates to a speed of mammoth proportions. A simple trick to this is to press X as soon as Vivi's feet touch the ground (When you hear the thump of his feet against the ground.). If you do this right, no matter how fast the jump-rope goes you can always jump it.


Level Ups in FF9:
Have Chubs in your party and make sure he has level 5. death, this spell kills grand dragons instantly.


Life's A Beach:
When you finally find all the treasures in the chocobo side quest, (including all the chests, underwater ones [the bubbling places], and the land ones [those crumbly cave like thingeys you have to use a dead pepper on]), when you go back to chocobo's paradise and challenge the fat chocobo to a card game, he will say something about visiting all the beaches in the world. If you then go to every beach and press the circle button on them, you'll hear a chiming sound. (just follow the coast of every continent, but be careful there are one or two little islands with a beach on them). Once you visited them all, you'll get some message like "You've watched the waves all around the world and relaxed." From now on you can visit any beach, and when you press circle, all your character's HP, and MP are restored. It even restores KO'd characters back to life. Just remember, when searching for beaches, Zidane must be OFF his chocobo for the chiming sound to work.


More Easy Exp. Points:
Once you have an airship, go to Vile Island (located south-west of the Iifa Tree). Walk around that island until you encounter a cute ram called a Yan. Fight these monsters but be careful: these guys are extremely tough. If you have a hard time with these little fellas, try going to the grasslands near Daguerreo. Fight the Grand Dragons there. They yield around 8000++ exp.


New Carbunkle/Fenrir Skills
Did you know about these Carbunkle/Fenrir skills? Give them a try:

Emerald + Carbunkle = Emerald Light

Optional Boss:
On the 3rd disc after the card tournament, in Alexandria castle on top of the book shelf you can see a book on top of the bookshelf it will say something like, "Face me if you dare" say yes and you will be able too fight Tantarion an optional boss.

Princess Garnet's REAL Name:
This should be done on Disc 4. First, form a party with dagger in it and go to Mardain Sari and go to Eiko's back porch. There you'll find Lani. She'll run away when she notices you. Now leave the village and go to the world map and form a party that excludes Dagger and Amarant. Talk to Lani and after reading what she has to say, go to the Eidlon wall and walk clockwise all the way around until you get to the door again. Go just pass the "!" and you sould hear a chime. Now go counterclokwise just pass the "!" at the door again. Do this 9 times and you should see a message that says "HP and MP restored. Abnormal status removed. Now read ALL the messages on the wall. The order you read them in doesnt matter. Just make sure you read them all or it wont work. Now go to the Ifrit picture and you'll see the "!". In the message, you'll see Dagger's True name.

Quan's Dwelling Reunion:
If you take Vivi and Quina to Quan's Dwelling, you get a short movie sequence. After that, go to the balcony and examine the clock to get a partially rare item, the running shoes.

Renaming Characters:
To do this you must have the Namingway Card. You can get this card during the card tournament in Treno if you go against Mario or you can find it in Kuja's Palace (it's in the room where he is always in by the couch). Once you have the Namingway Card go to Daggereo and get to the middle floor. Here you will find a man who wants to see the card and will rename your characters after seeing the card (don't worry he won't take the card).

Special Chocobos:
After you aquire Choco in chocobo forest start looking for chocographs in the 'Chocobo hot and cold game'. Some of the treasure sprays gas out at you instead of treasure. You'll be transported to the "chocobo dream world" there a fat chocobo will grant you new abilities. The abilities are: shallow water crossing, mountain crossing, ocean crossing, and the flight abilities (you need dead peppers to fly). You get new abilities every time you go to the dream world. Don't forget to go to 'chocobo lagoon', 'chocobo paradise', and the chocobo air base.

Stellazzio Quest
Talk to the lady in the house north of the Treno Combination Shop. She will tell you about a set of thirteen Stellazzio that are spread across the world. Find them all and she will reward you everytime you return. This quest is required if you want to see the game's alternate ending.

Here are the zodiac locations:

The Excalibur II:
Beat the game in under 12 playing hours and you will get The Excalibur II, Steiner's most powerful weapon.



The Excalibur Sword:
The Excalibur Sword is Steiners 2nd strongest weapon. If you are not able to get to the Memoria in 12 hours you should get this sword (If your getting confused with the Excalibur swords, -the Excalibur 2 is Steiners strongest sword and the Excalibur is his 2nd strongest sword). You can get it by going to the town of Daggereo and talking to the old man by the Librarian. He will ask you to get him the "Magicians Fingertip." You can only get the Magicians Fingertip in Treno in the Auction House. You must first get 4 items. I can't remember them right now but get the items that you have never heard of. Eventually you can get the Magicians Fingertip. After getting it go back to the old man in Daggereo. He will ask you if you will give it to him. Say "yes." He will then say something about his wife then give you the Excalibur in return. There now this sword is the 2nd strongest for Steiner and it allows you to learn the ability "Climhazzard." This is a very good attack.



The Ultima Weapon:
Zidains most powerful weapon the ultima weapon can be found by going to the chocobo forest playing the game until you get the pepper. Then go to where shining island used to be (with an airship) and us the powder you will get a screen saying reiceved The Ultima Weapon (or something like that).


Zidane's Best Weapon:
If you find all of the chocographs you will get Zidanes best weapon.

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