Get Diablos early
Okay I'll warn you now this isn't exatly getting him "early" as apposed to getting him earlyer then normal (When you first get the lamp I mean). Now when Cid gives you the lamp use it when you get out of garden. (I know this works I've done it by the way) assuming you didn't use gamshark or somthing to mess with your party you have Squall, Selphie, and Zell in your party; this is all you need. Have someone (anyone) with the "draw" command (you might want to think about giving it to Selphie because she's the best magic user you have right now) Diablos has two spells you can use, the one you care about is called "Demi" now the reason you want to care about this is because no matter how much HP Diablos has if you can cast it you can take out one-fourth of his remaining HP (if he has 1000 HP Demi knocks out 250, 8000 HP and you take out 2000 and so on, if you have a calculator you can do the math there.) now most of the time you'll get "Draw failed!" on the top of your screen... It means that you need to try drawing from Diablos again. This fight could take a little while so be patent. When your party's HP starts to die out use Selphie's "Slot" limit and keep hitting "do over" untill you get "Full-cure" this will heal your party back to full helth. Mash Diablos with Squall and Zell's limit until Diablos says somthing again. Now if Diablos takes out a party member use a "Phenox down" on the party member. (In case you don't know a "Phenox down" is an item, so you'll need to give somone the "Item" command.) Now whatever fighting style you want to use is fine, I encourage you to call out your GFs and cast whatever magic isn't Junctioned. If you're new I also want to tell you that if you can't figure out how to use "boost" for your GFs press "select" on your pong and the screens will go away, with one exeption, a little thing at the bottom right hand side of your screen. Hit the square button as much as you can while the hand thing is clear and stop when a red "X" shows up over it and Zell is best used with pshyical might not magics.
Added by: Emblem Aug 18th 2008, ID#15378