Wutai Sidequest - Final Fantasy VII
|| Treasure:| Magic Shuriken, Hairpin, MP Absorb Materia, Swift Bolt, Elixir, ||
||----------| Dragoon Lance, Peace Ring(Boss Reward), HP Absorb Materia. ||
|| Other: | Turtle's Paradise Flyer No. 6, Turtle's Paradise Contest Sign. ||
Note: The Wutai Sidequest can be done on Disc 1 & 2. After you parachute into Midgar on Disc 2, you can NOT do this quest anymore. The Wutai Pagoda quest can always be done, even on Disc 3.
Before you attempt this optional quest, which you are likely going to do after you've just gotten the Tiny Bronco, make sure you've got a decent supply of Hi-Potions, and perhaps Ethers and Tents. You'll soon enough find out why.
Head over to the large stretched continent to the west. Get off the Tiny Bronco by the southern part, on the beach. Walk to the large bridge and you will be interrupted by Yuffie.. After a short scene you'll be forced to fight an Attack Squad. They're not as easy as they should've been.. not in the least place because.. your materia is missing! Yuffie stole your materia so now there's no going back.
Now that your materia's gone, you can change your equipment to balance things out at least somewhat. Give Cloud the Yoshiyuki, which is very powerful when allies get KO (x2 power for one KO, x3 power for two KO). Give Red XIII the Seraph Comb. For all other characters, give them the weapon with the highest attack rating. If you already did the Temple of the Ancients, then give them the non-slots weapon, which is ideal for this part.
Walk over the two bridges, and then walk under it by going south, down, and then though the valley to the north. Walk over another bridge, and continue until the tip of the continent where you'll reach the town Wutai.
You'll spot Yuffie right away. Walk after her, and cross the two bridges. Before you enter the building with the big pot next to it, read the sign. It tells you about the Turtle Paradise Flyers which you have probably been reading. Enter, and watch the scene. You won't have to fight the Turks this time around.. Exit the building, and go up across the bridge. From here, go northwest to a different part of town.
Enter the house on the right. In the bedroom you can choose to sleep (for free), and you can also find a secret entrance on the left which takes you to a chest holding a Magic Shuriken. Now go to the right part of the house. In the first room is another secret entrance that leads to a chest with a Hairpin (a non-slot weapon for Red XIII). After getting it, talk to the man on the floor in the next room several times. Turns out it's Yuffies father, Godo, who you've been stealing stuff from in his house. But yeah.. his daughter did steal your materia, so it's fair. Don't bother following Yuffie as it's a dead end.
Head back to the first part of town. Enter the house next to the Save Point, and grab the MP Absorb Materia from the chest.. which is stolen from you right away by Yuffie! At least you spotted her again. Go back outside, and enter the house that's next to the entrance of Wutai. Here, talk to the people inside.. Something's fishy. Check out the screen on the left.. and you'll have found her. After she gets away, go back outside and head to the Turtle Paradise Pub, you know, the building with the large pot next to it.. Speaking of the pot.. is that thing moving? Check it out, and smack it 3 times. After the scene, you'll be at Yuffie's place.
Follow her downstairs, and while you're here, check out the 6th Flyer for the Turtle Paradise contest (and possibly the last if you read all you could so far). Talk to Yuffie, and flip either lever. You could've known.. she fooled you ..again! Free your party members with the lever again, and go back outside.
Go back to the other part of town, on the northwest. Here, check out the large bell on the left and ring it to reveal a secret door (lots of secret things around here for sure). Enter, and watch the scene.. Grab the Swift Bolt and Elixir from the chests, and go upstairs. After the scene, you'll be forced to fight another attack squad. Also note that this is the room Yuffie disappeared in, so now you know how she did it. Go back outside and talk to Reno, who'll give a clue as where to Corneo might be.
Go back to the save point, and save your game (if you wish). Here, put at least Barret in your party.
Head north, to the Da-Chao statues. Follow Reno & Rude. At the first intersection, go up. There, walk around the head of the statue to the next screen. Talk to Rude, and follow him inside the cave. There, grab the Dragoon Lance, an extremely good weapon for Cid at this point. 8 slots (unlinked though), and 66 atk. Go back outside, but remember this cave for later. Go all the way south to watch a scene and fight the next boss..Rapps.
Rapps can be extremely tough since you don't have any material to rely on. A surefire strategy to win is to bring Barret – Limit Ready on Level 1 – and use Mindblow at the start of the battle. This will deplete Rapps' 300 MP, and therefore removing his deadly Aero3 ability that would otherwise do your party in. Pummel the boss with Limits and attacks, and use healing items if necessary.
|Name: Rapps (Level: 39) | |
|HP: 6000 |Status Effect Weaknesses: |
|MP: 300 |Stop, Slow, Darkness |
|Exp: 3200 | |
|AP: 33 | |
|Gil: 20000 | |
|Drops: Peace Ring(100%) | |
|Steal: --- '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Aero3 [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=50MP, 1762.5 Base Damage]; Wing Cut [1 |
|Enemy, Phys Atk, 526 Base Damage]; Scorpion's Tail [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, Can |
|inflict Poison, 526 Base Damage] |
|Strategy: This is a tough boss, with no real weakness. Problem is that you |
|don't have any materia. I suggest you build up your Limit Breaks before this |
|fight so you can pound away at the start. Use Mindblow with Barret to |
|deplenish Rapps MP, to prevent him from casting his deadly Aero3 that can |
|cause well over 1500 damage to a character, usually killing them. Cloud can |
|deliver good damage, especially with the Yoshiyuki and KO'd party members. If |
|you have the Spider Web item, use it to Slow Rapps. If you have any Right Arms|
|or S-mines, this is the time to use them for good damage. With the Limit |
|Breaks and those hard-hitting items, you should be able to beat Rapps. |
|An other strategy is to start the fight defensively. Have everyone in the |
|back, and only use healing items or Defend. Revive dead party members |
|immediately with Phoenix Downs. Keep this up for a while and Rapps will |
|eventually run out of MP for Aero3. One casting costs him 50 MP, so he can use|
|it up to 6 times. Even after he runs out, be aware of his Scorpion's Tail. |
|This can poison you, and it's sometimes used twice in a row. |
After you've beaten Rapps, watch the scene. Afterwards, Yuffie'll give your Materia back. Your Materia setup will be seriously screwed, so you'll have to rearrange everything back yourself. Oh well, at least you got it back, and you'll also get the MP Absorb Materia back. You'll be on the world map after the scenes.
Now would be a good time to learn the enemy skills Magic Hammer (from Razor Weed on the green plains), and Death Force (from Adamantaimai, the turtle on the beach). Magic Hammer drains 100 MP from the enemy and gives it to the caster. Extremely useful. Death Force grants immunity to Sudden Death spells for the remainder of the battle or until the character is KO'd. You can also steal Adaman Bangles from Adamantaimai's, an armor with an extremely high defense rating, but with only two slots.
Go back into Wutai and walk north from the entrance, into the house next to Yuffie's. It's full of cats, but the upstairs is no longer blocked by a cat (like it used to be), so you can now go up and grab the HP Absorb Materia that's inside the chest.
Also stop by the Turtle Paradise Pub, if you've read all the 6 Flyers thoughout the world, AND the contest sign outside the pub. If you did, talk to the owner behind the counter and he'll give you your reward: a Power Source, Guard Source, Speed Source, Magic Source, Luck Source, and a Megalixir. Nice!
Also check the local weapon store again. They're willing to sell things to you now. The weapons are decent, so buy what you need. Then go northwest to the other part of town. Rest up at Godo's house (on the right) if you wish. There's also a pagoda to the north.. But that's a different quest.