Final Fantasy VII FAQ
Though we've tried our best to cover everything you need to know in the guides and data sections, there are a few things which didn't fit neatly into them, or aren't particularly easy to search for in their sections. Such information ends up here, in the FAQ.
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- Gameplay Questions
- I'm at a place in the map where it's hard to see where to go. What should I do?
- I can't seem to get up to the next limit break, even though I'm doing a lot of battles. What do I do?
- Is there any use for the Tissue, Super Sweeper, Masamune replica or 1/35 Soldiers?
- Can I get out of Northern Cave (disc 3) once I go in?
- Can I make the Tiny Bronco fly again?
- Can I get Zack or Sephiroth in my party?
- Can I get Zack or Sephiroth in my party in the Japanese version?
- How can I get back into the Midgar slums after I've left Midgar?
- What are the Master Materia? How can I get them?
- Is there a Master Independent or a Master Support materia?
- What kind of chocobos can I ride?
- How do I get the Choco/Mog materia?
- How do I get the Alexander materia?
- I don't have all four Huge Materia. How can I get the others?
- How do I get the Bahamut ZERO materia?
I'm at a place in the map where it's hard to see where to go. What should I do?
Hit select, and an arrow should appear pointing the way to go. If not, talk to someone (if any one is there) in the area, in case the way doesn't open unless you talk to an NPC.
I can't seem to get up to the next limit break, even though I'm doing a lot of battles. What do I do?
Look in our Limit Breaks section. Sometimes you need to battle, sometimes you need to use the current limits a certain amount of times, and sometimes you need to find an object (check our Items database for the various locations of these).
Is there any use for the Tissue, Super Sweeper, Masamune replica or 1/35 Soldiers?
No. However, if you buy the mansion in Costa Del Sol, the soldiers are on display.
Can I get out of Northern Cave (disc 3) once I go in?
Yes. Head right back up to the start and press your confirm button at a certain point along the back wall of the crater, and you'll climb out.
Can I make the Tiny Bronco fly again?
No, you can't.
Can I get Zack or Sephiroth in my party?
No, you can't. But you can have one of them for a short period of time, even if he isn't controlable.
Can I get Zack or Sephiroth in my party in the Japanese version?
NO. Gomen! Baka!
How can I get back into the Midgar slums after I've left Midgar?
You can return to Midgar after you left it, but only with a little work. Check our secrets page for further information on the subject.
What are the Master Materia? How can I get them?
Master Magic and Master Summon contain every magic and summon ability in the game, but do not make any modifications to your stats when equipped. Master Command is similar, but only contains the following commands: Steal, Sense, Throw, Coin, Morph, D.Blow, Manip and Mime.
There are two ways to get them. Arguably the fastest way is to train up and beat Emerald Weapon, and take the Earth Harp it drops to the traveller in one of the Kalm houses. He'll exchange it for a set of Master Materia. Alternatively, if you have mastered every single magic or summon materia, or every command materia containing commands used on Master Command, you can take them to the appropriate Huge Materia in Bugenhagen's Observatory in Cosmo Canyon and exchange them for the corresponding Master Materia.
Is there a Master Independent or a Master Support materia?
No. They would arguably be much too powerful.
What kind of chocobos can I ride?
You can ride Yellow, Green, Blue, Black and Gold chocobos. Any other colour is unavailable to you, even though you can see different colors during the Chocobo races.
How do I get the Choco/Mog materia?
You have to "talk" to the chocobos in the pen at the Chocobo Ranch.
How do I get the Alexander materia?
Just check our walkthrough for a step-by-step method on how to obtain this materia.
I don't have all four Huge Materia. How can I get the others?
They're all obtained during the course of the game, and each of them can be missed permanently. Interestingly, you don't obtain a specific huge materia for doing a specific quest: each successful Huge Materia quest adds the next one in the sequence that you don't have yet, in this order: green, yellow, red, blue. So, for example, if you are successful with only the third and fourth huge materia quests, you will still receive only the green and yellow Huge Materia.
How do I get the Bahamut ZERO materia?
Only if you managed to collect all four of the Huge Materia can you managed to get the Bahamut ZERO materia: approach the blue Huge Materia and it will resonate with the Bahamut and Neo Bahamut materia, giving you Bahamut ZERO.