Final Fantasy IX - Low-Level FAQ/Walkthrough by KADFC
Final Fantasy IX on SuperCheats.com
   The Level One Game Challenge Walkthrough/FAQ
    Written By KADFC (Fabian Chang)
     This Document Copyright 2004 KADFC
      Created on October 25, 2002
       Version 1.3        Updated on April 26, 2004
        Email: New_KADFC@hotmail.com
         Text Document, Font 10, Regualr, Courier New




 THIS IS CHALLENGE IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF TWO THINGS:
 
 1. BECAUSE BOSSES ONLY GIVE AP, NOT EXP, SO YOU WON'T LEVEL UP (SOMETIMES)

 2. YOU ONLY NEED A LEVEL ONE PARTY, FOUR CHARACTERS AT LEVEL ONE, TO BEAT THE FINAL BOSS





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       TABLE OF CONTENT        (with quick find added)
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  A. Version Changes                      [KAD1]
  B. Legal Things                         [KAD2]
  C. Introduction                         [KAD3]
  E. Tips                                 [KAD5]
  F. Things You Should Know               [KAD6]
  G. Terms I use in this FAQ              [KAD7]
  H. Stats of Character at Level One      [KAD8]
  I. Unknown and Untested Stuff           [KAD9]
  J. Walkthrough
     Ji.   Disc One                       [KAD10]
     Jii.  Disc Two                       [KAD11]
     Jiii. Disc Three                     [KAD12]
     Jiv.  Disc Four                      [KAD13]
  K. Ways of Obtaining Money              [KAD14]
  L. Getting Virus and Zombies Stats      [KAD15]
  M. Stealing For Thievery                [KAD16]
  N. Killing for Dragon Crest             [KAD17]
  O. Easier Way of Learning               [KAD18]
     Abilities on Disc 3      
  P. Word from the Author                 [KAD19]
  Q. FAQ                                  [KAD20]
  R. Game Challenges done by Author       [KAD21]
  S. List of Completers                   [KAD22]
  T. Credits                              [KAD23]







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     Version Changes        [KAD1]
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 Version 1.0

 A. Brief explanation
 B. Strategy used for Bosses and Forced Battles
 C. Equipment Recommendation
 D. Ways of Obtaining Money
 E. Credit's Name

 Version 1.1

 Add-ons Include
 A. Add Boss' HP and Item that should be Stolen
 B. Correction on Aramant on Level 3
 C. Oeilvert AP accumulation
 D. Better Format and Organization
 E. Strategy on acquiring Virus from Yans
 F. Cost of Recommended weapons
 G. List of Monsters that have Ether/Phoenix Pinions/Elixirs
 H. Other Corrections as well

 Version 1.2

 Add-ons Include
 A. Iím trying to do another format. I was disappointed every single time I took a look at 
    this thing. Iíll keep on sending this to Gamefaqs until this can be read simply.

 Version 1.3
 A. Another Format, this time from Ultima13's idea
 B. Added A FAQ part, how ironic isn't, now I add it. LOL







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        Legal Things          [KAD2]
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This document is for Personal uses only. You must ask for my permission if you want to post 
 this somewhere else besides gamefaqs, other game sites are not optional. Don't ever change 
 anything in this document and then put your name as the author of this document. Don't even 
 change anything in this document, only I have the permission of doing so. If your saving 
 this to your computer, its legal, but showing this to someone else and not having my name 
 in it, is illegal. I'll sue you if you do. If that someone want to see it, tell them to 
 copy off of Gamefaqs. Any manipulation of the knowledge that I have given in this document 
 may be written in other Faqs, but they must credit me, KADFC (aka Fabian Chang), during any 
 part of their document, printing, etc...






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                        Introduction          [KAD3]
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This Faqs is for people that have completed FFIX, if not done or first attempted, proceed 
 with caution, because this isn't a full walkthrough of the game itself. And you shouldn't 
 start anyways, unless youíre a perfectionist or want a good challenge. Better to have 
 finished the Excalibur Side quest first. This is based on flash back experience, some parts 
 would not be clearly explained. The main point in a level one game is not to have everyone 
 to be at level one at the end of the game, but whole game with the lowest levels. Quote 
 from Rebirth Flame 2002 'A level one game is not meant to be about having the entire party 
 at level one but the team you use to defeat the game at level one.' Aramant on the other 
 hand, when I got him, he was a level 3, so I did use him but not for the last battle. There 
 is a way to get everyone at level one, including Aramant even though I'm not going through 
 the process all over again. If you see one of your character levels up before your eyes, 
 restart, or never use that person in the game anymore. The real reason of why I started this, 
 is due to the explanation of how stats bonus works, so I decided to upgrade with the 
 equipment that could offer the most bonuses, while staying at level one to receive them 
 when I finally get to them. Others include beating Ozma at level one. 

 Adding more to this FAQ. This is done after this has been on here for quite a while now.
 Due to me, the author, having to type one of these for the first time. I can't add too
 much to this. First time and all. I promise on my other ones. I'll try to add as much as
 I can.





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             Tips          [KAD5]
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 A. Don't recommended stealing all or any thing from bosses; they can be bought later in 
     the game.

 B. Sell Ether and Pinions for emergent money, but keep at least one of each.

 C. Flee from each battle, make sure Zidane has equipped a weapon that enables Flee. Always 
     equip him with Flee whenever knowing that random encounter will occur further on. Ignore 
     this if Flee is learned.

 D. Eat with Quina, only when 2 or more enemies are met, eat one then flee to get no exp or Ap. 
     Ignore this if Zombie and Virus is present in all active bodies.

 E. Use inflecting bad status weapon with the Add Stats ability on forced battles. Also use 
     Stop or Break when itís available, so that you can have higher and faster chances of 
     ending the battle.

 F. Tent can be used on bosses to give them blind, silence, or poison only. The after effect 
     is giving them a restoration in HP and MP.

 G. Unequipped all weapons from a party that will not be in a major battle, unless itís not 
     possible for that to happen, then everything will depend on luck.

 H. Always save before you buy anything that you don't know what the Abilities that it offers

 I. No point in catching frogs or Learning Frog Drop. Unless for Silk Robe, Elixir, Ether

 J. Always read further for better preparation or start over from the last save.

 K. Always make a save after you have played over an hour or passed two places.

 L. It might be wise to get the Robe of Lords during your first time to the Chocobo Forest.

 M. Always put everyone on the back row, unless you want to try something more dangerous and 
     different.

 N. You must compromise from what you have learned from doing the game the original way plus 
     this, plus Excalibur 2. Compromise is the Keyword in this walkthrough







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               Things You Should Know         [KAD6]
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There are 3 really difficult parts in this challenge. 

If you get pass all three of them, the 
 rest makes it seem like a piece of cake. But when you get one, please donít feel discourages 
 and give up. This is better than any other challenge that Iíve done. Youíll be amazed when 
 people tell you youíre crazy.

 1. Rescuing Dagger/Garnet from the Queen Brahne. There is a several battles in there, lose
    one of them and you're screwed.

 2. First time going into the Tifa Tree. The hard point lies within the 3 consecutive battles
    that are given out. The first one is the hardest one to pass by. You have to cast stop
    on both or all three of them skeleton creatures. There is an alternative way to beat them
    though, if you read that section.

 3. Battling the Red Dragon and then Meltigemini. Meltigemini gave me a lot trouble. Hope
    you have better luck battling him. I got so pissed off that I started maxing out Zidane's
    Thievery. I was going to do to the same for Frog Drop too, but that would be just too
    insane.

For you to be able to get the full potential power of your characters, you have to do this 
 challenge, up until disc 3 or at the end of disc 4. This challenge will party used for Stat 
 Maxing if you want, I definitely prefer that you keep an extra save when you get there. It 
 will disappoint you if you donít have one. For the Stat Maxing part, there is no true stat 
 max, the player decides what he wants his their characters. Overall if you donít want to 
 take the hassle of knowing the basics, just put on the Authorís Choice and level up away.






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           My Terms (words used in this Faq)           [KAD7]
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   Helper = my definition a person that uses Phoenix Downs, Cures, Potions, etc...Unactive 
   unless needed. Sometimes these helpers can activate after the opponent has just  cast a spell

   WOM = Ways of Obtaining Money










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                   Stats of Character at Level One           [KAD8]
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            Zidane  Sarah  Vivi  Steiner  Freya  Quina  Eiko  Aramant***
HP          105     70     60  	 120  	  100  	 90   	65    168*   110**

MP    	    36      46     48    24 	  32     40   	42    27*    26**

Ability     18      14     14  	 17    	  18     15     12    19*    18**
Crystals

Speed       23      21     16    18       20     14     19    22*    22**

Strength    21      14     12    24       20     18     13    22*    22**

Magic       18      23     24    12       16     20     21    13*    13**

Spirit      23      17     19    21       22     11     18    23*    15**

This is my table of everyone at level one.
 The section with Aramant having the * means that is what I got for him in my level one 
 game, but he is actually at level 3. Others has got him a level one, so I will post what 
 they say his stats are at level one. Even though I have no proof, personally, in my saved 
 data that Aramant's Level one has those stats.

Those Stats are marked with **. These are the levels that I can not prove, of Aramant at 
 level one, given to me by Rebirth flame 2002.







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          Unknown and Unproven           [KAD9]
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 A. The 3 forced battles in Pandemonium are inescapable, so the outcome would result
    with having a level 30 Zidane or 3 member having level 22, 22,23. So far no one can possibly
    get pass these battles without leveling up, if anyone ever finds a way to do so please inform 
    me by sending me an e-mail.

 B. Vivi's focus may not increase the rate in which Stop or Break will succeed. Even if
    Rebirth Flame said that it only increases the magic only, in my mind you canít prove with
    words. I said may, it could be correct, so this will be something to think about.

 C. Although others have said that if you not level Blank to level 2 and don't level anyone 
    else Over 1, you'll get Aramant at level one when you get him at the end of Disc 2.









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                     Walkthrough of the Level One Game
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          Disc one           [KAD10]
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For most of the battles that I consider too easy, I'll only give a quick explantion, surely
 the challenger has enough experience and that they get by without my help

On the Theatre Ship

Baku Masked (Mage Masher)
Just attack away, steal the Mage Masher if you want, being though it will be quite helful
 later on in the game.

Steiner (Leather Hat, Silk Shirt) HP:170
 If you want to get some extra cash or save some cash, steal those items.

Evil Forest
Prison Cage 2nd Battle (Broadsword, Leather Wrist) HP:525
 Give Vivi a potion when you can tell that he can't take one more hit. Otherwise, aim
 Zidane's attack at the Prison Cage

Baku (Iron Sword) HP:202
 It's quite hard to steal his Iron Sword, just make sure you have enough potions. Restart
 if you wasted it all and still haven't got that sword yet

Plant Brain (Iron Helm) HP:916
 This battle should rely totally on Vivi and Steiner. Zidane can steal and give potions
 away if you want to heal. Use fire sword and fire. Kill Zidane to bring Blank out. Use 
 Phoenix down on Zidane to bring him back and potions when needed. Four attackers is
 way better than just three.

When facing the next battle, if you have 2, you can achieve Aramant at level one instead
 three, this isn't proven, only a guess. Just divide the exp into 4, making everyone get 15
 exp, not enough to level up to level 2. (An idea from Jobber)

For me, I wasn't too lucky and I didn't try this out. I thought that it was always have 4
 Plant Spiders. I tried it twice and I kept getting 2 of them, so I gave up trying to beat
 the Plant Brain and moved on. When I finally learned about this, I was well into the end
 of disc 2. No point of starting all over, I just needed a party with Level Ones. 

Plant Spiders (2x,x3, or x4) HP: 33 Exp: 22 Forced Battle
Kill all, leaving one alive. Kill off all your people, leaving Blank, then have him kill 
 the last one so that he will get all the exp. After battle, unequip everything from Blank.
 If youíre going for all at level 1 and have encountered 2 of them, keep everyone alive and 
 kill both Spiders.

Ice Cavern
3rd Screen Bottom Right (Mage Masher)

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(HARD BOSS*)
Black Waltz #1 with Sealion (Nothing Important/Mythril Dagger) HP: 229 HP/HP:472
 Put these items on Zidane: Mage Masher, Leather Wrist, Silk Shirt, Leather Hat 
 Moonstone (optional)
 
 First kill off the Black Waltz #1. Then as the Sealion attacks you, cure yourself with
 Potion will he is attacking you. Bring yourself into Trance. Steal if you don't want to
 use any more potions. Once in Trance, strike once with a regular attack and then quickly
 use Tidal Flame to kill him. When I did first used this strategy, I lost on the first time
 because I was too slow selecting Tidal Flame. Set your game speed to low if you're also
 experiencing this problem
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Norlich Heights
Steal from Python: Phoenix Pinion

Dali (Read WOM)
Make sure to unequip all equipment before entering Dali to buy the necessary junk.

Here are some recommendations to use because you can combine them to make a certain special
 equipment when you reach Linblum:
 Feather Hats-200 (for the number of Yellow Scarf)
 Leather Hat(150) + Leather Shirt(270) (for the number of Desert Boot)

*Note*
 It takes

Black Waltz #2 (Steepled Hat, Leather Plate) HP: 1030
 Give Vivi and Steiner the highest Magic Defense and Magic Evade. Zidane and Dagger are 
 helpers. Attack with all you got, you'll need it if you're trying to kill him fast enough
 before he kills you.

Black Waltz #3 (Linen Cuirass, Silver Glove) HP: 1128
 Use Vivi's Trance to its advantage, enter the command quickly, and doesnít matter what
 the magic is. Do the same with Steiner. Zidane is a helper or stealer.

Lindblum
 Once you land and get to control Zidane, unequip all equipment.
 Buy the necessary junk and Use WOM. This is the place that it will apply to. (Read WOM)

If you have listen to me and bought the equipment from Dali, then you're very prepared
 for the contest.

Recommend for Zidane in Festival of the Hunt:
The Ogre, Yellow Scarf, Leather Plate, Steepled Hat, and Glass Armlet.

And if you have extra cash, or by making some by using the WOM. Buy about 4 Rods, for Coral 
 Ring Later in the Game. Some Glass Armlets.

Festival of the Hunt
 Zaghnol
 Use Soul Blade to Blind the creature and before killing him, make sure you steal his
 Needle Fork. It is very important that you get the Needle Fork. Without it, you can't
 complete this Level One Game

  *Note*
  If there was a way to kill Zaghnol and let Freya win, so that you can get the
  Coral Ring, that would be better than getting the gils for the Prize. The Coral Ring
  a excellent accessory in one the hardest part in the game.

Buy equipment until you have one of everything. So that your people can always have something
 to learn. You can't get Experience Points, but that doesn't mean you can't get AP for
 abilites. That is what Bosses are for right

King Ed/Eunorus Plains
Steal from Lady Bug: Phoenix Pinion

Qu's Marsh
Axolotl: Phoenix Pinion
Get Quina and get her learn these Blue Magics.
Let Quina learn Limit Glove and/or Pumpkin Head/Mighty Guard etc...
 Mandorga-Limit Glove, Hedgehog Pie/LadyBug-Pumkin Head, Serpion-Mighty Guard
 Vice-Vanish, Axolotl/Clipper-Aqua Breath. The only ones that I must strees over are
 Limit Glove, the rest you can just forgot about

 *Note*
 When letting Quina learn Blue Magics, s/he must use eat. A move that considers killing
 the enemy, this will get you experience points. Which is not good. Make sure that there
 are two of them instead of one. That way, once you learn the Blue Magic, Flee and get the
 **** out of there. You got the magic, you don't want the exp too do you.

Chocobo Forest
 Collect all the Chocograph from the forest. This should take some time, but it is fun
 isn't it? Well, at least I think so.

Gizamaluke's Grotto
(Steal from Skeleton-Ether)
Eat Hornet-Vanish, Skeleton-Pumkin Head, Lamia-Lvl3 Def-Less
All of these Blue Skills, I didn't get any of them for my game. Just fun facts for you
 to know and be attempted to get. LOL.

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Black Mage x2 Forced Battle HP: 398

 I suggest you save before entering this battle. Best done after Freya talks outside of
 this place.

In this battle, you have to equip Quina with the Needle Fork and s/he must be the only
 to attack them. Make sure you have stocked up with at least 20 Potions. This might
 become long and boring. The point is to attack them and get them to petrify. You have
 to petrify them and not kill them at the same time. Only this way will get you through
 the battle and not get any experience points. Use potions to heal them if you didn't
 petrify them successfully. Quina trys to stone them and the rest are helpers.

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Get Bronze Vest, Magus Hat, Mythril Gloves from this place (all optional). I highly
 consider the Bronze Vest to be useful, protecting you from petrify.

Gizamaluke (Ice Staff, Magus Hat) HP:3175
Save in the chamber with the Moogle before entering this battle
 Use Soul blade or tent to silence/blind him. Prepare Quina's Limit Glove by having him with 
 1 HP. Have Freya use Jump and try to steal Ice Staff (optional). 

Dagger and Steiner
When you control them get the Multina Racket,Buy Supply (optional) in case the last battle
 has drain most of your supply and want to get some more without going back to Linblum.

Back to Zidane's Company
Go to the Chocobo's Track near Cleyra to get the Chocobo's transformation into Sea Chocobo
 Head back to Chocobo's Forest for some extra Chocographs. There should be this Chocoograph 
 that is near by. You'll get the Oak Staff, access to Stop. Another good weapon with the
 magic that you need also

In the Field
Eat Nymph for Night (optional but quite helpful), Lizard Man-Lvl3 Def-Less (optional)

Burmecia
-Eat Magic Vice for Magic Hammer (Ether) HP: 298
 This is an excellent Blue Magic and I regretted it for underestimating this move

Black Mage x2 Forced Battle HP: 398
Use the Needle Fork Strategy or use Vivi's Stop or can use Magic Hammer to make them flee
 Freya and Zidane are helpers. All three works, I just depends on how you want to take it.
 About using Magic Hammer, I don't quite trust it yet because I have never used it on them,
 I just heard it from someone else, so don't take my word on it, that it works or not.

Get the Lighting Staff from behind the Moggle and the Mythril Spear for Freya on the
 the room across from this one.

Beatrix (Chain Plate, Mythril Sword) HP: 3630
Use Quina's Limit Glove to end the battle very quickly. I did decided to use this on my
 ODINS game, but I died before I had the chance to use it. Or keep on using phoenix down
 on fallen allies until she quits. She hates battling someone that won't quit, how
 womanly of her, not to insult any females out there or anything.









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         Disc 2           [KAD11]
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On the Train and the Events

Black Waltz #2 (Flame and Lightning Staff) HP: 1292
 Give Steiner Man Eater with Iron Sword, Yellow Scarf (optional). Steal if you want those
 two weapons are a real fine

Treno (Read WOM)
Get the Power Belt, Blood Sword (from the Stellazzio Coins)
Buy the items from the auction and sell them for some extra cash. Buy the necessary junk.

Recommendation (the necessary junk)
-2 Reflect Ring (Auto-Reflect, Distract, Reflect), 2 Madain's Ring (Body Temp,
Chemist, Guardian Mog)  (both from Auction)
-3 Coral Ring (Insomnia, Man Eater, Lancer), Ice Staff and 2 Madainís Ring. Stezallio Coins 
 get Blood Sword Desert Boots (Protect, Scan), 2 Glass Buckle (Antibody, Add Stats, Thunder),
 Cachusa (Bright Eyes, Ability Up, Life), 2 Gold Choker (Auto-Potion, Flee-Gil, Shell) At 
 least 2 of everything from non-syth equipments. Needle Fork (Barrette)

*Note*
 Best you can do is 4 Reflect Rings instead of the other Madain's Ring. With this you're
 unstoppable. But Reflecting too much on them isn't really a good thing. Since killing
 them means getting Exp, which is not good. Good for some battle, bad for non-bosses

Go kill the monster in the cell by throwing it a tent then killing it. MP attack, Bird Killer
 I didn't do this in my game, but other said it was possible, besides it doesn't give EXP
 anyways.

Gargant Roo
Grab the Chain Plate

Ralvurahva (Bone Wrist, Mythril Fork) HP: 2200
Make sure Steiner have the Blood Sword, Bug Killer (Bronze Helm), and MP Attack 
 (PowerBelt). Blank and Dagger are healers, cast Protect. Antibody will make this battle
 even more easier. Don't underestimate this guy though.

Back to Zidane and Company and to Cleyra
Get to Quina learn Auto-Life from Carrion Worm (HP: 259). This is really helpful, next to
 Limit Glove because this brings Limit Glove to it's main power source. Buy the necessary 
 stuff from the shop, which is whatever you think you can afford at the time, since you
 can't use WOM at the moment

No recommendations

Antillion (Gold Helm, Mythril Vest) HP: 3938
Use Limit Glove with Auto-Life. In the mean time, use Tent or Soul Blade to stall some more time

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Alexandria Invasion
Going down Cleyra's Trunk, after each battle, save when possible (Run back up trunk to Cleyra)

 Do this in each battle, these are some tips to use:
-Lower their hp, with exact calculation making their life low enough forcing them to escape
-Stock Potion and Phoenix downs. Get a lot of Tents as well, for the future.
-Magic Hammer the Black Mages or Stop magic or Needle fork them. Magic Hammer again isn't
 approved by me, but it might work
-Remember the pattern is left, right, left, right, till the point in which right is not an option 
 and left has already been used, then just head up.
-Some say that using Magic Hammer on Soldier, makes them escape. Not quite sure about that

Solder HP: 523/ Black Mage: 526

 Alexandria Soldier x2
 Alexandria Soldier x2
 Alexandria Soldier x2
 Black Mage x2
 Alexandria Soldier x3
 Alexandria Soldier x3
 Black Mage x1 Soldier x2
 Alexandria Soldier x3

*Note*
 I've heard on the board that this was one of the hardest parts for them. I, didn't have any
 trouble getting by this part because I did the cheap way and saved whenever possible. Good Luck
 to the rest of you that are trying to this. If this is one of your hard points, lets hope that
 my hard parts, aren't your worst nightmare.
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Beatrix #2 (Thunder Gloves) HP: 4,736
Use Quina's Limit Glove to end the battle quickly. Or keep on using phoenix down on fallen 
 allies until she quits. Remeber that joke that I said before, well nevermind with that, forget 
 what I said before. and uh..Steal if you want, doesn't matter

Quina leaves, I still wanted to use it though. God Dammit. Odins comes and ...

UNEQUIP EVERYTHING BEFORE LISTENING TO BEATRIX AND BRAHNE TALK!!
And after that You MUST SAVE

Steiner and Marcus vs. 2 Soldiers (Phoenix Pinion) HP: 523
Give all the Exp to Marcus only, meaning that Steiner should be dead. Calculate the amount 
 of damage they need for them to escape. This might take a while. For some reason, a couple
 times before, I've successfully gotten pass both soldiers without ever fighting them.
 Yet apparently for this challenge, I lost my power. I wonder why.After that, start climbing 
 the ladder, unequip everything from Marcus. He shall now leave and never return... into
 your party and under your command. Unless you Shark it, which I hope you won't do for this
 challenge. If you wanted to do it, do it in the first place.

Back together
Thorn and Zorn (Mythril Armor, Mythril Armlet) 
(Partisan, Stardust Rod) HP: 2,984/4,896
Set Man Eater and MP attack on everyone that can equip it. Just keep the one that keeps on
 bouncing. Not bouncing means no threat, bouncing and your dead. LOL

YOU MUST SAVE, THE NEXT COUPLE STEPS CAN TAKE FOREVER!

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Preparation
-Move Tent, Elixir, and Ether to the upper column of the menu, for easy excess
-Insomnia for Freya Coral Ring if available
-Reflect Ring, Coral Ring, Madain's Rings might and must have if possible, equip them to 
 Steiner, Zidane, and Vivi. Give them the other equipment of your desire, make sure the 
 Reflect ability are checked Freya should get a Coral Ring(optional) and Insomnia. Remember 
 to give all the exp to Beatrix only, meaning that you must let everyone die except for Beatrix

*Note*
-Beatrix (Ice Brand, Survival Vest) HP: 5,709
-Type C (Tent) HP: 623 Uses Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, Strike
-Bandersnatch (Tent) HP: 899

Round #1   Beatrix #3
Steal if you want, which I hope you do if you're using the Phoenix Down bluffing trick.
 Keep using Phoenix down until she quits is the goal, but it wouldn't hurt to steal her
 Survial Vest or Ice Brand

Round #2   Beatrix with Freya vs. Bandersnatch
Kill the Bandersnatch with this combination. Freya attacks once or twice (depending on 
 how much she did), kill Freya, Beatrix attacks and wins. If anyone goes down, be on helper 
 stance, once you revive the other wait to see what his next attack is. Once Freya is killed 
 and you have done damage to the beast, attack with Beatrix.

Round #3   Zidane, Dagger, Steiner, and Vivi vs. 3 Dark Mage
Reflect is the major key for safety against magic, but it might backfire. Use Soul Blade to 
 blind them, there phyical attack can be deadly. Use Silence from Dagger to eliminate Magic,
 if reflect isn't available. Vivi Focuses 2 or 3 times, then use Stop, this somewhat increases 
 the chances. Tent can be used, but don't worry about the poison, it canít kill them, but the 
 reflected magic might. If one of them dies, well... start over from the last save point.

Round #4   Same party vs. 2 Bandersnatch
Use tents like mad, until the Blind, Silence, and Poison Snake bite them. Vivi Focuses 2 or 
 3 times, then use Stop, this somewhat increases the chances to Stop them.

Unequip all accessories from Steiner when you have the chance

Round #5	  Zidane, Vivi, and Dagger vs. Bandersnatch
Same Strategy as before:
 Use tents like mad, until the Blind, Silence, and Poison Snake bite them.
 Vivi Focuses 2 or 3 times, then use Stop, this somewhat increases the chances

Round #6	  Freya (dead) with Beatrix vs. 2 Bandersnatch
Quickly use Climhazzard, before they put Beatrix to sleep. If they kill her,  
 try all over again, and please don't get too pissed off.

Round #7	  Steiner, Freya (dead), with Beatrix vs. 2 Bandersnatch
On either Beatrix or Steiner's turn, throw a tent at the Bandersnatch or give Beatrix an 
 Elixir quickly. When Beatrix has full Mp, wait for Steiner to be killed, then use 
 Climhazzard. If Beatrix falls to sleep, have Steiner give her a nudge, caution this might 
 kill her. Depending if it's critical or not and depending if one the Bandersnatchs decided
 to attack her as well. 

Congratulation you have passed one of three parts of the hardest in the Level One Game. IMO.
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Pinnacle Rock
Old Remarks made before my last update:
(Doesn't matter if you get all five passage or not, it doesn't' matter)
(Doesn't matter if you get all the weapons and chest here)
New Remark made on this update
(Just get to Linblum, I don't care what you get here)


Lindblum (Read WOM)
Buy the necessary junk.
Exploda and Power Belt is a must have, you can't live without them. Unless you want hell.
Exploda (Mage Masher, Mythril Dagger)+1000
Power Belt (Glass Buckle, Chain Mail)+2000

Get Quina from the Qu's Marsh
Go to Fossil Roo and pass that one handed machine... freak...

Entrance of Fossil Roo
Lani (Coral Sword, Gladius) HP: 5,708
Zidane have Man Eater, Mp Attack, and the strongest Armor available. She'll will aim for 
 Dagger so you must cast reflect on Dagger. Use Limit Glove to end it faster with the
 Auto-Life magic of course

Conde Petit: Get the Diamond (Distract) Talk all you want, then save afterwards

Hilgigaris (Fairy Flute, Mythril Fork) HP: 8106	  
Vivi,Eiko,Dagger,Zidane  (Requires luck and preparation)
For this battle, get Zidane life (HP) to end with a seven, if you know what I'm doing, 
 your actually correct. Hope that Zidane can use lucky seven to quickly end the battle, 
 before he gets killed. Silence him, but successful rate is low and kind of pointless 
 since earthquake canít be silenced, so don't cast silence. Auto-Float Zidane is ok, 
 Distract is better. When you finally get 7777, don't you wonder why I have to be that
 cheap? Oh, yeah for a side note, Vivi's Bio work, it just doesn't do a whole lotta
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Ifia Tree
Get the highest Spirit for Vivi when facing them and save after you have activated the
elevator on tree trunks. This might take forever to do, It took me personally 5 days to 
 accomplish.

An idea from Dingus McGee, quoted:
'alright KADFC, I kept fighting random battles until a zombie dragon showed up. Of course, 
 dagger and Eiko were on the back row so I casted shell on them both and his attack that 
 inflicts zombie status didn't quite kill them. so I then went on the elevator-thingy and 
 those zombie pricks there were 3 of them, so I castes life on 2 of them with my white magic 
 users and kills of Zidane and Vivi with Vivi casting Bio on himself and Zidane attacking 
 himself(I equipped him with no armor for him to die faster). then I lifted the other zombie. 
 after the fight I revived and restored and casted stop to kill the zombie dragon auto-fight. 
 Phoenix down killed the boss.'

In my own words and adding a little bit of my idea into it:
1. Encounter a dracomzombie
2. Remember to put everyone on the back row
3. Cast Protect on those that you think that has a chance of being infected by the breath.
4. Run away and save, rinse and repeat, but make sure the one that's inflected doesn't get 
   killed or you have to restart because zombie stats inflected characters cant be raised 
   back onto the battle field, unless its zombie is removed.

Most rules and absolutely the hardest of them all. IMO
You have to walk all the way to the bottom to face these opponents. Stroper can kill all, 
 with his sweep attack, time consuming random encounters.

Zombies (x2 or x3)
-Hit them all with Stop to end this match, seems impossible?
-Get Vivi very close to Trance, in hopes of that the Zombies will strike him and he will go
 into Trance. Be warned Vivi might die from this with low defense, while in Trance have him 
 use Stop twice instead of once.

-Difficult and Hard points:
1. They use roulette, that if they are killed you have to start over
2. Their attack has a high chance of killing instantly one of your people
3. Their most devious attack known as 'Melt.' It kills themselves and one of
your guys. Start over, please

Note: If you used the strategy made by McGee, it might be more easier and quicker to get pass 
 these battles.

If you have passed the part from the top, Congratulation. If you ever see me on boards, plz
 tell me how long it took you. THIS IS THE HARDEST PART IN THE WHOLE GAME. Two
 third way of the way till no more difficulties, through my experience.

*From Author*
 I was extremly pissed when I didn't think of this myself. Whatever, like I said before, 
 I still finished this challenge didn't I.
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Dracomzombie
Vivi Focuses 2 or 3 times, then use Stop, this somewhat increases the chances.Use Phoenix 
 Down when one of your guys die

Get the Brigandine and elixir on the floor that you have stopped

Last Boss of Ifia Tree Soul Cage (Brigadine, Magicans Cloak, Oak Staff) HP: 5700
Use an elixir as soon as possible, if you have passed the parts from before this, don't try
 using Life or Phoenix Down, that would waste time and that means I hope you can pay the
 price.

Back to Conde Petit
Aramant (Poison Knuckles, Ether) HP: 6800
Give Zidane Distract, Man Eater, with some high defense and evasion, and Viola. Auto-Potion 
 is extremly helpful, but to check this off you have to compromise with the other abilities.
 I rather use Distract than Auto-Potion, depending if you have played this match before, to
 steal his items. Equip Bandit then. Most simplest way to end this thing is to have Zidane 
 go into Trance and Dyne away. Use Auto-Potion and Distract, High Tide optional, to wait 
 for the Trance. And ah, attack when he says 'Here I go.'

Back to Ifia Tree
Prepare with a lot of phoenix downs, people with Insomnia and shadow absorbing equipment, 
 I believe Madain's Ring should be given to Vivi (IMO).

Mistodon HP: 1473
Have the whole party as healers, except for Vivi, that will do the stop magic casting. This 
 could waste a lot of phoenix downs. Eiko with the great Phoenix is helpful, but watch their 
 HP, if you get to close they will die. Use Tent or soul blade to turn them down. Get everyone 
 to use tent if you have to, but that IMO is a total waste of good profit.










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Alexandria
You must in god's name, get Angel Bless (Thievery) (Sorry for using god's name)
 You'll be blessed with the strongest attack in the game, if powered up fully.

Treno
(Read WOM)
Stezallio Coin and Get the Dark Matter from the Auction. Buy whatever else you want

Battle of Alexandria
The order of operation:	        Protect the People	Weimar and Haagen
				Contact Lindblum	Breireicht and Laudo
				Gather Information	Blutzen and Kohel
				Fire the cannons	Mullenkedheim and Dojebon

Using Steiner and Beatrix
Doesn't matter if Steiner is dead throughout the whole thing, because Beatrix can handle it 
 all. Just remember to keep her alive though, LOL. Give Beatrix an elixir or Hi-Potion with 
 Ether, to power up to other battles. Equip Beatrix with the best equipment available, giving 
 the highest Spirit. Keep on using Climhazzard or regular attack, with hi-potion to your desire.
 Make sure to unequip your rare equipment off of her before the last time that you can, rare 
 meaning that you only have one of it.


*Tantarian*
Not recommend, unless up for the challenge, for the Running Shoes earliest in the game
 No strategy to beat it yet. I have heard a lot people that have tried to beat him. Not
 sure if they succeded or not. Hope you guys will do it, even though it will be meaningless.
 Seeing that he'll give you exp and you'll have to restart soon.


Lindblum
Get the stuff you think you need.
(Read WOM, Steeple Hat is N/A)


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Certain of things of recommendation or You can do this later on Disc 3
1. Killing for Thievery Section
2. Teach everyone Auto-Life and Auto-Reflect, if supply of these two are limited. 
   Don't teach Vivi Auto-Reflect because itís not useable. 
   Teach Zidane, Freya, Aramant, Steiner Clear Headed if they are the ones to go to Oeilvert.

*NOTE*
 THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CHOSEN TO GO TO OEILVERT HAS A SECOND CHANCE OF LEARNING THESE ABILITIES, 
 BUT STEALING WON'T BE PERMITTED, UNLESS YOU WANT TO

3. Esta Gaza to buy an early Octagon Staff for Vivi
4. Go to Chocobo's Lagoon and get the Mountain Transformation for Chocobo's, Then the
   Deep Sea Chocobo's. Get some Dead Peppers. Have Quina eat a Tick Sparrow near Treno
   or Zaghol in Lost Continent for Matra Magic (optional), Cactuar for Thousand Needles
   (optional),etc.. (optional) Must read acquiring Zombie/Virus for this. Zombie Whale on 
   the coast of Esta Gaza, for purposes later in the game.
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Black Mage Village
Only thing I can say is 'Black Belt'. I mean get it, it's free and all

Desert Palace (Have a spare Save due to any points in which you get stuck)
Send Zidane, Freya, Aramant, Steiner in the Party to Oeilvert. Steiner can be switched 
 with Quina, if Ark is too hard for you. Then you will need Clear Headed on Quina instead.

Oeilvert
Get the Chocobos, by going to the chocobo track located north of Qu's Marsh. You can learn 
 abilities for your characters that you now control. Buy a lot of Soft and throw them at the 
 Epitaphs for an easy 2 AP, Ability Up is useful.
 Diamond Sword, Shield Armor, Power Vest, Feather Boots, Gaia Gear are inside Oeilvert. So
 if you're thinking about buying them, think about it twice before you start wasting your
 money/gils on the not needed.


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Ark (Holy Lance, Power Vest) HP: 20,002
Equip Clear Headed and/or Auto-Life to everyone, without this you're in a world of restarts.
 The Highest Spirit for the main attacker, this can be Zidane for thievery, Aramant for his
 throws, or Quina for his Limit Glove and/or Auto-life. If Steiner is in your party have him 
 as a Helper/throwing Dead Pepper. Steal Holy Lance is a must, if you want to see how much 
 your Dragon Crest can do later in the game.

Another Strategy Mentioned by McGee:
1. Get a high Spirit with Robe of Lords, put this on Eiko. Nevermind I'm going to quote it 
   again-' the way I killed ark: I brought along Eiko in the party that faces ark. I equipd 
   her with tiger racket, (insert name of best defensive head armor available at time here), 
   egoist armlet, lord of robe and protect ring. abilities were clearheaded and auto-potion. 
   he couldnt do enough damage to kill me soit kept auto-potioning and he couldnt confuse 
   me so I won with easy ease!! what did u do, kadfc?' This time easier to understand.

*NOTE*
 If you getting Robe of Lords is part of your liking, go for it for all I care. I on the hand, 
 won't ever do that, not even for my perfect game.
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Meanwhile at Desert Palace
This is tricky.  Yet can be done with skills and patience. Other than that good luck to you.
 Buy Magic Racket for later. Have Vivi with the most spirit. Auto-Reflect isn't possible on Vivi.
 Auto-Reflect is a major save for the others, but watch when their HP goes down. Insomnia or 
 Locomotion should be put to considerations. If Auto-Reflect is not distributed. Get all the 
 treasure here, this will lower the Valia's power to kill you.
 
The Treasures are: Promist Ring-Anklet-Shield Armor-(N-Kai Armlet)-Black Hood-(Venetia Shield)

Valia Pira  HP:12,119
Set Dead Pepper at the top of the item list, you'll be needing quick access to these. Have 
 Vivi use Water, after Focusing for a couple of times. Have everyone else use Phoenix Down 
 on fallen allies, in other cases if no one is dead, have them chuck Dead Pepper on the boss.
 Limit Glove if Quina is in the party, or have him use Magic Hammer.

Future Preparations (have a spare save after the battle with Valia Pira)
 Eiko must have a equipment that enables Mini (Magic Racket). I'm not quite sure if this will
 increase the success rate to mate Meltigemini, but anything is worth a try. Give her also the 
 antibody ability or Auto-life. Best to give her a equip that gives high spirits, Dagger isn't 
 a great caster for right now. I'm saying this becaues, if you know the storyline, you won't
 be able to, or ever have a slight chance except what I'm telling you right now, equip Eiko 
 for the Meltigemini fight.

Reunion (#2)
Get Namingway Card, not needed if you hate cards as much as I do.

Esta Gaza
Get the stuff you think you need. Especially the Octagon Staff for Vivi and Flame Saber for
 Steiner.
(Optional: Get Quina to Eat a Anemone (Qu's Marsh of Forgotten Continents))

Mt. Gulug
Must enter with Vivi, Zidane and Quina, the other one doesn't matter. Head down a floor with 
 the rope, go right and save. Give Vivi the highest spirit or evade and no matter what, equip 
 the Octagon Staff. Keep on entering down on the ropes, this will make the thing fall down,
 so that you can face the Red Dragons.


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Red Dragons  (Elixir, Ether)
-Give everyone Auto-Life and/or clearheaded,
-On Zidane's turn have him use Soul Blade or Tent
-Quina cast Auto-Life on the people that have been killed before
-The other one should use tent
-The main point in this battle is to have both Red Dragons blinded before their air powered
 assassinations begins. Blind is a part of way to prevent Vivi from Dying so quickly, so that
 he may have a longer amount of time to cast stop.

Head back up and save for the ...
The final hardest part of the game, IMO.
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  Meltigemini: (Demon's Vest, Golden Hairpin, Vaccine) HP: 24,348

The fact that I think he is the last hardest boss is because:

1. You have to wait over 5 minutes, with a turbo controller, just to have a chance to play 
   against him. Meaning if you died before. I counter the time it took, how pathetic of me.
   I know, I know, that's what I get for being the one of the first people to do this challenge.
2. His first attack has a higher chance of being Viral Smoke, an attack that kills everyone, 
   if youíre not prepared with Auto-Life. Even Auto-Reflect canít prevent you from this. So 
   better have Auto-Life
3. Bio can kill one or the whole party as the second attack.


My Strategy
-Party containing Quina, Zidane, Eiko (replacing Vivi), and Freya or Aramant
-Have everyone with Auto-Life ( A MUST!)
-Eiko use mini whenever possible (This one I'm not too found of because I didn't have the
 power to use it on him myself. It never suceeded in my game.)
-Zidane using Thievery (9999)
-Freya using Jump (Optional, but being quite effective or just plain luck)
-Aramant can cast Aura on people that used up their own Auto-life already
-Quina use Dead Pepper until dead, rise with one HP, cast Limit Glove (9999). Meaning he comes
 in with full HP. Wait till he dies and the Auto-Life will get him back on to its feets. And
 by then you should get it to use Limit Glove.
-Don't use Tent
If he uses Viral Smoke as the first attack, too bad, wait another 5 minutes to try again.
 Because you'll surely die from it.


Congrats! You've made it through the last of the three hardest bosses in the game! Just hope
 that the Three Pandemonium fights, Kuja + Garland, and Kuja + Garland doesn't get the best of
 you. There aren't really that hard, really. LOL, you'll find out for yourself.
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Lindblum (getting the Airship)
-Buy whatever you so please

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Some Recommendations
Do these things so that you'll have a chance when you're at Terra, the end of disc 3.

-Finish the Chocobo's Sidequest for the chance to face Ozma. The weapons shouldn't be taken 
 to be useful, but the accessories might and its abilities
-Go to Daguerreo for some better equipment. Opals for Shiva. Get Three or Four Coronets
-The formula of Unlimited money lies within Dark Mage Village and Dali. Read WOM
-Get a extra ribbon from the auction.
-Alexandria to pickup some items
-Killing For Dragon Crest Section
-Easier Way of Getting AP for Disc 3 Section
-Get Running Shoes, for Auto-Haste, quite useful for Zidane's Stealing.
-Go to Treno and give the lady your coins, try to aim for the Robe of Lords

*Note*
 To get the most of this game, you probably want to do every single thing that will max
 your rate to beat this game. In that case do everything that I listed above. And if you want
 you probably want to kill Ozma anyways, staying at the levels that you want. Read Hyprophant's
 FAQ if you want to beat him. She has a better strategies for beating him.

 If you want to take this game to next level of easy, try to Powerup Frog Drop.
 You'll need to catch 9999 frogs, since she is at level one. That is a better challenge than
 this challenge any day.
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Ispen's Castle (Party: Zidane, Steiner, other 2 doesn't matter)
Ancient Aroma (optional) (It's really just there for looks)

Taharka (Orichalcon, Mythril Claws) HP: 29,186
Steal Orichalcon and the Mythril Claws if you want. Both are good to sell for gils. Give 
 Steiner the heat inflicting sword known as the 'Flame Saber.' Add Stats checked off too.
 Other two members are Helpers and remember not to attack when he is compact. Once he gets
 heat, the battle will be soon over because he is machine and doesn't have a mind of his own.

Four Shrine
Get everyone to their destined location, while Zidane and Quina, being the best useful
 character in the game, IMO, goes 2 on 1 against Lich.

Lich vs. Zidane and Quina (Rubber Suit, Avenger) HP: 20,756
Equip with element absorbers like Coral Ring, Madain's Ring, Gaia Gear, Rosetta Ring. He will
 cast all these types of magic in your battle, so don't be surprise if your item didn't
 absorb his attacks. Auto-Reflect, Auto-Life, Distract are some good abilities to keep in mind
 Get Quina a Hp of one, for Limit Glove, which is really cheap, but hey I'm up for it.
 Thievery and Soul Blade for Zidane, even cheaper if powered up all the way. Use tent if you 
 want, even though I never used it on him before.
-Optional: Use Quina's Bad Breath to Inflict the Mini Stats and eat Lich to learn Earthquake


*IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PEOPLE THAT WANTS MAX STAT*
 
 If you are trying to do the whole max stats, thing. I think to say that you should keep an
 extra save right here, before going into Terra. Once inside, you won't come back out. So
 this save can be used for two things.

1. To show to any of your friends or family memebers that everyone in the game are all at
   level one so far. Also if I can find a way to get pass the Pandemonium without getting
   any exp.

2. This is in any case in which you want to do some max stating during the Pandemonium fight.
   Why not get some better stats will you're getting leveled up. Some higher stats, is better
   than no increase, from the normal, at all.

*END OF IMPORTANT NOTE*


Going to Terra
Preparations:
Keep in mind that Dagger and Steiner cant be equippable once they have entered to Terra
until the three mini-boss battles have ended. So I will show you how to prepare before going.

Dagger- Gaia Gear with Auto-Life, Shiva with 99 opals
Zidane- Thievery doing over 9,000; Auto-Life, Distract, Gamble Defense
Quina- Auto-life ability and Magic, the highest magic evade
Aramant- Auto-Reflect, Gamble Defense
Freya- Dragon Crest doing 9,999; Auto-Reflect, Distract
Steiner-Auto-Life, Coral Ring, Distract

*Note*
 You might have better items/equipment than me, in which case, you can use this as reference
 to make your own battle plans up.

Enter into Terra
Once you enter Bran Bal, immediately proceed right and buy equipment, don't find the place 
 for Dagger to rest yet. Buy Flash Hat and others. Equip a Flash Hat for Zidane and Quina. 
 You must buy the Holy Lance, unless you already got one.

This determines how you enter disc 4, with 3 people at level 22 or higher OR with Zidane at
a level 31. If Zidane was at level beside 1, I don't really know if I would be consider a 
 level one game.

*REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE*
 THESE THREE BATTLES ARE FORCED AND THE CHARACTER MUST GET EXP, SOME WAY OR ANOTHER. 
 THE MINI-BOSSES HERE ARE IMMUNE TO EVERYTHING, THEY ARE UNLIKE THE RANDOM BATTLE ENIMIES
 THAT YOU HAVE HAVE FOUGHTEN EVERYWHERE ELSE. ONLY EXCEPTION IS THAT DURING THE SECOND
 BATTLE, ABADON HAS THE POWER TO INFLICT VIRUS FLY ON YOU, SO THAT YOU WON'T GET ANY EXP.

*Side Note*
 I, for one, have never recieved that Virus Fly and never wanted to do that part over and
 over again. It took 5 minutes to get there, ok. I rather settle with beating them with
 my desired plan instead.

First Battle
Amdusias vs. Zidane, Freya,  and Aramant HP: 6,578
Zidane dies with Bio given to him. Freya comes in once Zidane's ATB bar is filled up
 Use Thievery with Zidane to bring out Aramant. Keep as note, When Amdusias is on the ground 
 he castes magic. When he is in the air, he attacks physically. Deal between 2000 and 4000 to 
 him. Then kill off Zidane and Freya, do this when Amdusias is not in the air. Aramant uses 
 No Mercy and he should be dead. Next up...

Second Battle
Abadon vs. Quina, Steiner, and Zidane HP: 12,658
Abadon uses High Wind, Quina and Steiner comes up. Attack with Steiner, Quina cast Auto-Life 
 onto Steiner. Phoenix down any fallen allies. Once Zidane enters, have him use Thievery
 Wait for the second High Wind and make sure Steiner has Auto-Life still with him and the 
 others do not then kill Abadon with Steiner Or wait for Abadon to have his turn. Quickly 
 kill off Zidane and Quina, Strike with Steiner. Just hope that the next move used by 
 Abadon is Thundaga. This one takes a lot of luck to beat.

Third Battle
Shell Dragon vs. Zidane and Dagger HP: 12,661
Wait for the Dragon to kill Zidane, Zidane uses his Auto-life and Dagger comes in. Have 
 Zidane use Thievery, hope that Dagger isnít the one being killed, revive them if they do
1. Kill Zidane off after Dragon has used his turn, and Quickly summon Shiva
2. Have Dragon use Smash to kill off Zidane, Dagger comes up, hope that he uses Earthquake, 
   then summon Shiva.

SAVE NO MATTER WHAT, SAVE! EVEN IF IT'S ON A SEPARATE FILE, SAVE!

My Party:  Zidane, Freya, Vivi, and Quina
Don't get any treasure through out the walk, not worth it. Don't change the abilities as 
 before, except give Vivi Auto-Life. Set the elevator to 4 and go straight up

Keep going up. SAVE AGAIN. On a separate file would be nice, considering that you probably
 want to head back and buy something from the moogle and whatnot.

Silver Dragon (Kaiser Knuckles, Dragon Mail) HP: 24,055
For Preparations: Give the Ribbon to the Freya, that can do the most damage because of 
 Dragon Crest. Vivi with his Octagon Staff and Coronets to Zidane and Quina. If you got 
 Thievery to attack more than Freya's Dragon Crest. Give the Ribbon to Zidane then and 
 exchange. Hopes of it not using the Shockwave. Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, 
 Vivi as helper 
                                         OR 

Cast night, wait Quina bar to fill up, use Thievery and Dragon Crest quickly then night, 
 rinse and repeat, until the dragon dies. This requires insomnia, but Auto-Life is needed 
 for the other consecutive battles later, so this shouldn't be used.

Garland (Dark Gear, Ninja Gear, Battle Boots) HP: 40,728
Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper. If two allies falls, others become 
 helpers immeatitly. Auto-Life Quina if she dies, then use Limit Glove. OR Quina as a helper 
 that castes Auto-Life on others that don't have it. You can use tent if you want.

Kuja (Light Robe, Carabini Mail) HP: 42,382
Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper. If two allies falls, others become 
 helpers immeatiliy. Quina should use White wind during in times of critical life. Measure 
 his life, if he cures himself, just send another 2 or 3 9,000 hitters and he should be dead. 
 So if you have reach this point don't waste your time with Phoenix Downs.











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In my opinion, it doesn't matter whatever you buy in Daguerreo or Black Mage Village, I 
 see them as pointless a waste of money and time. Just keep the same equipment until said to
 change, same abilities unless said to change.

There is something you can do though. That is go to the Treno Auction and get a second Ribbon
 or third one. That would make it way more in advantage

Top of Ifia Tree
Nova Dragon (Grand Armor, Dragon Wrist) HP: 54,940 (Almost the same as Silver Dragon Strategy)
Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper OR Cast night, wait Quina bar to 
 fill up, use Thievery and Dragon Crest quickly then night, rinse and repeat, until the 
 dragon dies. Make sure Insomnia is given to everyone. Give the Ribbon to Freya. Vivi with 
 his Octagon Staff and Coronets to Zidane and Quina. Hopes of it not using the Shockwave

Memoria
Doesn't matter if you get the treasure weapons or not. Get Kain's Lance if you haven't 
 got the Holy Lance with you.

Maliris (Masamune, Ultima Sword, Genji Armor) HP: 59,497
Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper. Quina's second job is to secure that 
 everyone has auto-life on them. Even if a player has heat, and another has the ability to 
 perform a 9999 hitter, doesn't matter if that persons dies. Better to have Auto-Life on them, 
 so when they die from the heat, they easily get back up and fight on. Once you have defeated 
 him, even if he can kill everyone. Auto-Life will keep everyone alive. Nice idea if Rosetta 
 Ring if equipped to any of them, yet that is optional since I didn't have one at the time.

Tiamat (Grand Helm, Feather Boots, Blood Sword) HP: 59,494
Give everyone Clear Headed. Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper.
 Coronet and Ribbon must be equipped properly to your main attackers.

Hades (optional)
Save the screen before this one, you never might know, you aren't god in this challenge
 you know. Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper, just like before.
 You won't ever get bored of this strategy, you know why? Because it works thats why.
 This boss is similar to the last boss. Make sure your speed is set to low as possible
 Fight him if you want, doesn't matter. A better way to do this and actually have him
 count is get Virus status on before you fight on. But by me telling you that, you probably
 are right here reading here right now and trying to fight this guy. It's not my problem
 that you didn't read this whole thing before coming in here.

Kraken (Glutton's Robe, Wizard Rod, Genji Helmet) HP:59,496
Ribbon and Octagon Staff must be equipped, Octagon Staff on Vivi of course. Use Thievery, 
 Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper. Attack only Kraken itself, once he dies, he is
 done. Body Temp should be optional, since I never had a trouble with him, I was unstoppable.

Lich (Black Robe, Siren's Flute, Genji Gloves) HP: 58,554
Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper, once again. Vivi should give remedy 
 to people that have been stopped. Equip Gaia Gear or other Earth absorbing equipment Distract. 
 Locomotion and Tent should be optional. But Auto-Life, IMO, is the best because you won't
 ever die, to some luck.

Must Save Beforehand
Deathguise (Duel Claws, Black Belt) HP: 55,535
Beware of the combo that follows: Meteor and Spin, this kills everyone, start over again
 Use Magic Hammer and Auto-Life on Zidane, since he takes the lowest number of Mp to use 
 his attack. Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper. Cast night, wait 
 Quina bar to fill up, use Thievery and Dragon Crest quickly then night, rinse and repeat. 
 Make sure Insomnia is given to everyone. Coral Ring or Flash Hat is optional, so other 
 fire and blizzard absorbing equipment.

*Special Note* 
 For the best ways of beating the last bosses, its recommended that you give 
 all characters the Auto-ability ĎAuto-Life.í Some wonít have enough ability crystals as I 
 may recall, but have them on the ones that can actually equip it.

*Vivi* He doesnít have to be the helper really, I just picked him over the others because 
 he is one my favorite dude and that the fact he is still on level 1, Eiko will probably be 
 the other choice of opition. I am not sexist, if Vivi did have a sex, but from my point
 of view, he should be a male. I think...

YOU MUST SAVE! (This is the ending of this challenge anyways.)
Try to keep your cool and not be too stressed out or too excited.

Trance Kuja (the same strategy as before)
Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper, just like before, how nice. If two 
 allies falls, others become helpers immediately. Quina should use White wind during in times 
 of critical life and Auto-Life to get the Limit Glove working as soon as he dies. If it dies 
 without Auto-Life, use a phoenix down to get it back up and have it cast Auto-Life on itself, 
 rinse, and repeat or donít use this whole strategy altogether, since itís a total waste of 
 time. Instead hope that Zidane and Freya wipes his HP out fast. Kuja is quite quick for a guy
 that steals turns. Loser. Also use elixir for Mp restoration, it is the last battles after
 all, there is no point in saving them up. Ether if you ran out of Elixirs.

Necron
Use Thievery, Dragon Crest, Limit Glove, Vivi as helper, for the last time and I mean the
 last time when I say it. If two allies falls, others become helpers immediately. Grand 
 Cross: Depends on luck. If it kills everyone, which could be a good thing and a bad
 thing. You will waste your Auto-Life, but you'll get the upper hand of passing from the 
 only full party killer. Good luck to you for trying to beat him.

*Special Note* In some cases, you might be extremely lucky. In which he tries to attack 
 someone that has been petrified and it causes no damage or any type of special effect. 
 Stupid computer program. This will be one extra turn that he hands to you to kill him. 
 On my 3rd battle with him, he did this 4 times in a row, how stupid can they me?



Congrats! You have now beaten the Level One Game for Final Fantasy IX!
Should I recommend that you that you try these challenge as well:

 -No Equipment Game: I did this one
 -Attack and Item Only Game: Willing to try this someday
 -Excalibur 2: You better have finished this one, before getting started on this one.
 -Ozma at Level One: With luck and skills like Hyprophant, you can do this as well.



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              Ways of obtaining money:                     [KAD14]
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1. Play Chocobo's Forest, Lagoon, or Air Garden to get items and then sell them all. 
   Phoenix Pinion are the main part of this process, other work as well, this includes 
   getting raw money. If you want to waste time by getting money, you could also try to get 
   Robe of Lords, it definitely becomes useful during anytime in the game.

2. Steal from the creatures, like ether and phoenix pinion then sell them. Each are worth 
   1000. After you have stole the items, you could flee or Stop/Petrify them.

My personal way of doing this:
-Near Lindblum Castle near Pinnacle Rock.
-Steal Ether or Phoenix Pinion from the Axe Beaks.
-Sell and repeat
-Get a lot phoenix down or potion, if early in the game, to restore fallen allies
-Recommend abilities for Zidane: Distract, Bandit, Insomnia, Auto-Haste, Master Thief 
 optional) Insomnia should be on everyone.


3. Wrist+Steeple Hat=Cotton Robe Trick

Make sure how much to buy what and what, I have left money to make them and sell them.

     Steepled Hat = 260	   + 	Wrist =  130      + 	Synthesis = 1000

So, to make the best calculation, first take what you have and minus 1000 for the Synthesis 
 of one and also minus the price one of the other item that you can not buy. Next, divide 
 the remaining money by the cost of the closes item. This will determine how much you would 
 buy right now.

Ex:  Dali has Wrist	Lindblum has Steeple Hat

So if I was in Dali and I have 5000. Using my calculations, 5000- (1000+260), I would have 
 a final of 3640.The first was the cost of one synthesis and the second was the cost of one 
 steeple hat. Then take the final sum and divide that buy the cost of one steeple hat 260, 
 which is 3640 / 260 = 14. This means I can buy 14 wrists right now. Once at Lindblum, I 
 would buy a steeple hat, synth it into a Cotton Robe, sell it, buy another steeple hat, 
 sell it, rinse and repeat, but make sure that you always have 1000 after you have bought 
 the steeple hats.

This trick should not be used unless you know what youíre doing. Meaning if you know there 
 is an important key equipment that needs the money don't perform this trick, unless you 
 know how to compromise. This is a table of where and when to have this: (Spoilers)


Disc 1
A. Dali             1st time                   Buy Wrist
B. Linblum          1st time                   + Steeple Hat = Cotton Robe, then buy Buy Steeple Hat

A-the first time to Dali after getting out of Ice Cavern
B-the first time to Dali after introduction to Cid and Freya


Disc 2
A. Treno - Dali   Dagger and Steiner    +      Wrist = Cotton Robe         

Go back and buy Wrist from Dali

B. Linblum        Zidane and Party      +      Steeple Hat = Cotton Robe         

Buy Steeple Hat from Linblum

A-When Dagger and Steiner accompanied by Marcus to get Supersoft. You'll have to use the 
  gate pass to get to Dali

B-After Zidane was defeated by Beatrix and they are about to go to Cleyra. Go
  to Linblum.


Disc 3
A. Treno - Dali   Zidane and others      +      Wrist = Cotton Robe       

Don't go back to buy Wrist

A-When Zidane and the others went to Treno for the Card Tournament.
Extra knowledge - Don't buy the Wrist because its waste of time and money, due the fact
 that Linblum nor any other place will sell Steeple Hat, until you have release the Black 
 Mages from the control of Kuja.


Got Airship        Unlimited Money
Dali for Wrist    Black Mage Village for Steeple Hat and Synthesis into Cotton Robe
Just fly back from one place to another. Use Chocobo to make the trip to the Village more 
 easier. This can be done unlimited times, to the money of your desire.

Disc 4           None of this is Available
Linblum nor Black Mage Village would sell Steeple Hats, so no point of doing it and can't 
 do it whatsoever. That's why you should have gotten all the money that you needed from Disc 
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              Getting Virus and Zombies Stats                      [KAD15]
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    Getting Virus  On Disc 3 (After getting Hilda Garde 3)

1.  Go to Vile Island
2.  Pack yourself with a lot Phoenix Downs
3.  Save
4.  Go into battle, not near the forest
5.  Best formation to get is 1 Yan
6.  Hope that it inflects Virus Stats on you with their Virus Breathe
7.  Revive any fallen Men with Phoenix Downs
8.  Choose Remedy to see if truly the Virus Stats is inflicted.
    You may want to press L1 to see this screen, while remedy is selected and blinking.
9.  If inflicted, Have Zidane use Flee
10. Change People, save, rinse and repeat until satisfied
11. Can't get any AP or Exp
12. Virus can only be removed with a vaccine. Even if you take a rest with 100 at an inn, 
    it will stay on you, until you use a vaccine on them. This does not apply to places that 
    intentionally say that your stats have been restored


    Getting Zombie  On Disc 3 (After getting Hilda Garde 3)

A. Get the best possible armor with the highest defense
B. Really see the point of getting this.
C. Go to the Ifia Tree, have one the Dracomzombie use their Zombie Breathe on you
D. Color change means you have infected
E. Can't get any life, AP, or Exp
F. Now flee from the battle and Save.

*Note*
 I have never gotten zombie when I was playing this challenge. I prefer getting Virus.
 Overall, Virus is better than Zombie, there is no side-effects, only support. Unless
 you're trying to learn a new ability.









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                       Stealing For Thievery                 [KAD16]
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By far, one of the best moves to powerup in this challenge. It takes time and lots of it.

-Make sure you have Bandit, Auto-Haste, Auto-Potion, Distract, Auto-Regen
-Make sure that the place youíre at is either outside the gates of Linblum from the Business

District or outside of Dali.
-Better for Linblum because you get to steal Phoenix Pinions and Ethers from the Axe Beaks. 
 Con: you have to have good equipment to stand the heat and Insomnia
-Better for Dali because the items can be stolen very easily, depending if your Speed is high. 
 Con: only the Python has the pinions and the Carve Spider is useless, unless to steal only 
 for Thievery.
-Each steal made successfully by Zidane will increase Thievery by 13-16 points of damage.
-Making it that you need to steal over 800 times to reach 9999
-Thievery can only be tested if you got Angel Bless or the Tower on the beginning of disc 3










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                     Killing For Dragons Crest                [KAD17]
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To me, this move takes less time to powerup, but it can very dangerous if you don't
 save often and are hit with many attacks and then you die, of course. So make sure
 you save often when powering up Dragon Crest.

 To able to do this you must:
-Acquire Zombie/Virus for the people that are planned to kill the Dragon
-You may have them dead if they are not valuable in the Fight
-Have the Holy Lance/Kain's Lance to see how much he deals so far. (optional)
-Have the Gold Chocobo/Airship to get to Daguerreo
-Reflect Ring or Auto-Reflect on the Dragon Killers, Distract and Anti-Body is also good
-Optional: Get Quina to eat a Zombie Whale to learn Lvl5 Death. Must have Vigilance.
 This will make it more easier then killing the Dragon by damage.

Main Task: After doing the things said above. Move on to the next step: To kill as many 
 Grand Dragon, as it takes to make Dragon Crest deal 9999. I don't know how much to kill, 
 but you should check often, after every hour or so.

 To check Dragon Crest:
Use Dragon Crest, if you stole one from Ark. There means that you are either on end of
 Disc 3 or 4. You've already got the Skill, use it.

OR, Save, go to Terra then Bran Bal to buy one. Test it there only. Restart when you want
 to go back on the world map on the game save before. Meaning that you don't want to face
 the three forced battles, Kuja, and Garland, yet.

  Summarization:
- Make sure Freya is in your party when you enter Bran Bal
- Buy a Holy Lance and Try it out to see how much it does on enemies there.
- After testing restart, and do what you were doing before Dragon Crest should be increased 
  after you have gotten Hilda Garde 3, you could do some with the Ironite but that's not 
  recommended

*Opinion*- I think its better to steal and kill Grand Dragon at the same time, this will 
 increase the ablility go further into the game wihout getting sleepy. Killing 2 birds with 
 one stone.










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A. You must have access to go to Oeilvert
B. Must be on disk 3
C. Airship or Part of the Expedition of Getting the Gulug Stone

This is simple, all you need is some patience, if you really want to learn the abilities so 
 that you may not have to equip them the character. This is handy in cases if the equipment 
 is limited like: Reflect Ring, Rebirth Ring, etc...

(Optional) Equip Auto-Haste, Auto-Life, Distract, Ability Up or Gamble Defense. Must have 
 Jelly for everyone. Do not attempt to anything else, like other moves not mentioned below:

A. Buy a lot Soft (99 softs Preferred) and put it as the first of your item list
B. Go inside Oeilvert until you're in the screen with the Moogle
C. Save first
D. Walk around in circles to encounter an enemy
E. If itís a Ogre or two Ogre quickly flee, if itís a Epitaphs use a soft on it.
F. That the way to gain easy APs. Rinse and Repeat, and always remember to Save ever so often.
G. Once your done, continue what you will.

Buy more Softs if your stock goes low, switch with other people that you want to give 
 abilities to. Use the Chocobo to get near the Airship, Once at the Airship switch with others
 that you want them to learn abilities, Hop on back onto the Chocobo and go back to Oeilvert.
 Repeat these steps. Sooner or later, you'll catch on.






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               Personal Comments from the Author              [KAD19]
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Most of these stuff that I have wrote are tested, but when I did it, I didn't have any 
 Blue Magics for Quina until the end of Disc 3. So its possible to add my knowledge to 
 your already started level one game, nothing is impossible in the game world. The difficult 
 points Escape from Alexandria, Ifia Tree forced battles, and Meltigemini are based on what 
 I have experienced only. So I added the new knowledge from my good friend on the board for 
 some good advice, although I have passed the point in which they were talking about and 
 I never got the easy satisfaction. At the end I sill beated Necron though, I feel so 
 proud of myself, but you can do it too, unless youíre not a full time gamer like most of 
 the experts, including myself, on the message boards, that share our knowledge, sometimes.







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                        FAQs                           [KAD20]
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"Wow, you finally added a FAQ section, KADFC," you might say, 'Are you mad?' 
 I know, I know, this was suppose to be a Walkthough/FAQ. I had the walkthrough, but 
 nothing at all for FAQ. You know why? Because very few people are not willing to take 
 this challenge. Recently, I've heard people asked these questions on the boards related
 to this challenge, so I decided to use them as part of this section. AND I personally 
 added a few parts my self.

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Q:  Is this challenge possible?

A:  Yes, very possible. You should read the beginning of this FAQ. I mean the very top,
    in in caps.
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Q:  Why is this challenge possible?

A:  Why isn't it possible? Have you tried it yet? If you have and got stuck on a certain
    part in the game, use this guide to guide to finishing the rest of it.
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Q.  Doesn't Bosses give Experience Points, making you gain level?

A:  No, they only give APs. Meaning that you can learn abilities from them and not gain
    a single level. If you don't believe me, see for yourself, test it out. AND if you
    still don't believe me, read one of those guide books made by Prima or BradyGames.
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Q:  How do get gils if you keep on fleeing from random battles?

A:  You can use my WOM (Ways of obtaining money) section. It will basically tell you how
    to get more gils for your equipment. To summarize it, you steal ethers from random
    encounters and then you flee. You then sell those Ethers for gils.
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Q:  By staying at level one, how are you suppose to beat the bosses, aren't you too
    weak to kill them?

A:  In the early of the game, you can use Magic to kill your opponent. Then you can use
    dead peppers and your abilities to guide you in the middle. Near the end when things
    get really tough, you can use Thievery, Dragon Crest, and Limit Glove. All three
    can do 9999 worth of damage. Note that Limit Glove can also be obtained early in the
    game to kill weak bosses with only one hit. Most of the bosses in the beginning are
    considered weak bosses. You may dispute over this, but once Limit Glove comes... Wwam!
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Q:  What about the 3 Force Battles at Pandemonia? Don't they give Experience points as well?

A:  Correct, they are the only ones that give Experience points, and you can't destroy
    them or not take the exp that they give out. So the only way you can go throught those 
    battles is by dividing the exp up. Give exp to those who don't want to use for the final 
    fight and the other fights after this one. Kill the ones that you're going to use, making 
    sure that they won't get any exp on the way out. Theses 3 Mini-Bosses aren't like
    your regular random battles. They are immune to everything and I mean everything. If you
    don't believe me, just try it yourself. For those who wants to find a way, stop, you'll
    never suceed. Getting into Virus form won't help because Zidane and everyone else gets
    healed before ever battle starts. Zombie also won't help. This heal even get Virus away,
    dam it must be strong. You can try this, get Virus on Zidane and go sleep at a inn, any
    inn. The outcome is that the Virus will still be there. Yet the one in Pandemonium will
    remove it. What a nice thing to learn from this game. For the second boss though, you
    can have Abadon cast Virus fly on you, if you can stay alive that is, you can make it
    through that one without getting EXP. But then, you'll need to get pass the 
    Dagger/Garnet fight without having to lose the battle and sticking to the plan.
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Q:  I thought everyone needs to be at level one for it to be a level one game?

A:  Well, if you can't settle with the best, you'll going have to settle with you can
    get. That in case, is why you should only require one full party at level one. If you
    want to shark it and make it a true level one game, go ahead. It will have the same
    difficulty because you aren't using the ones that have leveled up anyways.
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Q:  Can you learn abilities in this challenge?

A:  I encourage you to do so and that is the whole strong point of this challenge. You can
    even try to learn every single ability that you can get your hand onto. The sad part
    is that you won't be able to equip them, or no more than 2 because you don't have
    enought Ability Crystal, seeing that you're apart of the level one game. So you can 
    probably equip one really good one, like Auto-Life, and that will be it.
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Q:  In difficulty wise, how does this challenge compare to Excalibur 2, No Equipment Game,
    and the Attack and Item Only Challenge?

A:  Personally for me, I think this challenge is as hard as Excalibur 2. The other two
    No Equipment and Attack and Item Only, doesn't require as much skill and luck compared 
    to the level one game. The only challenge I haven't done is the Attack and Item Only,
    the rest I've done. Don't take my word on it, but I believe this could possibly the
    hardest challenge for FFIX. Being that Ozma at level one require the same concept as
    this one. Ozma at level one means you have to beat Ozma with a level one party. Level
    One game require you to beat Necron with a level one party. Ozma might have a greater
    power than Necron, so Ozma at level could well be harder than this challenge.
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Q:  How long does it take me to finish this challenge?

A:  For me, it took about 40-50 hours. You could do it in less. Since I did powered up
    Thievery and Dragon Crest all the way up. Hyprophant seems to have not powered it
    up all the way and still managed to beat the game. So that is proof enough. If I wasn't
    powering Thievery nor Dragon Crest at all, I think I could beat the game at 30 hours.
    But then, how would I kill Kuja and Necron?
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Q:  Why is this called a Low Level Walkthrough/FAQ instead of a Level Game Walkthrough/FAQ?

A:  For this one, why don't you ask the people of gamefaqs. I would hope that they could
    name this a Level One, but it seems that that everyone there doesn't agree with this
    concept. So I'm stuck with this Low Level crap.
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Q:  Why is this so crappy compared to the Ozma Level One FAQ?

A:  Well, you can go to hell! Nevermind. I've a good explantion why. It's because most
    of this FAQ is based on my memory alone and with help of the people on the FFIX
    Message Board. They gave me clue and reminded me what to add for this thing. Hyprophant
    on the other hand, probably wrote her FAQ while she was doing the challenge. So she
    has a lot of insight of what the challenge meant to her. I wish I could start this
    challenge all over again, but I decided to only give one shot for challenge. I rather
    move on to other final fantasy game or make one on my own.
    
    Remember my Quote: 'I take challenges and I make challengs. What! You think I'm
                         crazy? I'll show you CRAZY!
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Q:  Do you get anything special for doing this challenge?

A:  No, unlike the Excalibur 2 challenge, you won't get a new fancy sword or anything
    at all. You'll become apart of my Level One Completers list though. So that you can
    be knowned throughout the boards. It's currently under construction though. Hopefully
    I'll try to get it on, ASAP. I promise.
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Q:  Is there a certain part that I'm suppose to keep a save for the stats maxing part in 
    this game?

A:  Yes, there is. One before you into Terra at the end of disc 3 and one in the 
    beginning of disc 4. You should know that, I don't quite have the equipments
    needed for you guys at the end of disc 3, not yet anyways. I'll try to work on that
    part somemore, if I can find the time and get myself away from doing the challenge
    that I'm currently doing. For a little part in the max stats guide, try to exchange
    the equipment if you are at the max for that person, that person should get something
    new now that will increase some other stats and Freya doesn't have a Author
    recommendation because her equipment list is too diversed. She can become whoever
    she wants to be or at least what the player wants to make with her.
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               Game Challenges Done by Author                [KAD21]
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Not to brag about my accomplishments or anything. These are the challenges I've done
 when I've started to become a true gamer. And I've also listed some of the challenges
 that I'm wanted to do and complete.


 Final Fantasy IX:   Level One Game
                     No Equipment Game
                     Excalibur II
                     Perfect Save Without Maxing Stats

 Final Fantasy VIII: No Junction Game
                     ODINS Challenge (One Day In No Saves
                     Perfect Game (Maxing out every stats, except for Speed and Luck)

 Final Fantasy VII:  Initial Equipment with No Materia Challenge
                     Perfect Game (With Best Materia Combo for everyone, missing one KOTR though)

 Final Fantasy X:    Perfect Game

 Super Marino RPG:   ODINS (One Days In No Saves)
                     Perfect Game

 Zelda OOT:          Perfect Game


Other Challenge I hope I can complete in the future:

 Final Fantasy X:    NSG
                     NSGNCNONS
                     ODINS (One Days In No Saves)

 Final Fantasy X-2:  Six Iron Dukes (I got 5 so far, working on 6)
                     Level One, One, Two Game
                     ODINS

 Final Fantasy IX:   Attack and Item Only Game
                     ODINS (One Day In No Saves)

 Zelda OOT:          Three Hearts, No Death, Minimum Requirements Game
                     ODINS (One Days In No Saves)

 Zeld MM:            Three Days Game (Even better than ODINS)

 Super Mario RPG:    Level Three Game

 Starcraft:          Get over 1000 wins (Currently have 700s)


*Note*
 If you don't know what ODINS is, it stands for 'One days in No Saves.' Also known as a No Save
 Game, except that you have to beat it within 24 hours. The concept of a No Save game doesn't
 really explain it's true meaning. You can just leave the system on and go to sleep and by
 tomorrow you can play it some more. That isn't a real challenge. ODINS give you the full
 name that you should do it. It's a very enduranced base challenge. You must know the game very
 well and you must not sleep throughout the whole process, even if you're using a automatic
 turbofire controller.









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                            List of Completers                        [KAD22]
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                           (Still Under Construction)
  Here is the part that listed all the people that said that they have completed this challenge
 
                                  KADFC
                                  Hyprophant
                                  Rebirth Flame
                                  Dycedarg
                                  Dingus McGee
                                  Xyphs










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     Thanks and Credit to (In Alphabetical Order)                      [KAD23]
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I know the first part isn't in the order, but they must be thanked first.
 Like to dedicate this to my late father, who didn't always treat me with much love, but
 who I really miss to this day. I hoped I could've known him a little bit better.
 
 To my brother and mother who has been with me for the last 17 years, one year out because
 I was sent to my home country, which I have no memory off, how ironic.
                                Gui Ling Chang and Elton Chang

Armik for the words 'If you really have a lot of skill and patience, kill 100 Grand Dragons 
 and power up Dragon's Crest to 9999, while remaining virused. Also, remember to steal from 
 the Dragons to power up Thievery.'

Blue Tonberry: for starting me off with the idea that itís possible to beat the game at 
 level one. Also reposting some words of Dycedarg and doing this himself. He even asked some 
 questions that I ought to put into this document and I did. Magic Hammer and the Black Mage 
 Technique are some of them.

Dycedarg: for the Inspiration of leading me to do this game. Also the inner scope of what 
 need to know to get pass the Alexadrian Rescue in Disc 2. I give you all the credit of 
 showing me how to get pass that point quickly. Also some info and things for me to try 
 during my quest.

Dark Star: words of encouragement and facts to remind me how the game was made to be.

Dingus McGee: for the advice that he gave me when he did his own level one game. I used 
 some of it but not all of it, since I felt the satisfaction when I did it my own way and 
 got passed it. Although he couldn't remember most of what he did in the past, he intrigue 
 me about getting the Robe of Lords so early in the game, I should have done that too but I 
 didn't, don't know why.

DivineDragoonKain: Reminding me of what I have passed before, the Oak Staff thing and
 others as well.

Hyprophant: for reminding me of things that I have forgotten. Also giving me suggestions 
 about the way I should write this Walkthrough, I just hope its good enough to fit his 
 satisfactions. To the fact that he is attempting to do this, gives me impression that I'm 
 not the only one crazy enough to do this. She also placed this my name under her Ozma
 Level FAQ, horray.

Junglejim: For showing me a lot of support and encourage me to type more than needed during 
 these FAQs. I think he typed some FAQ as well.

Jobber2022497: for saying what I needed to hear. So that I could get a contradiction of what 
 lies of ahead of my journey before I get there.

KADFC: The author, me of course, I typed this thing up and I should get credit for doing it.
 I was the first person to finish this challenge anyways. I didn't beat Ozma first though, 
 I was the one to beat Necron with a Level One Party. Horray for me.

Rebirth Flame 2002: for something. I don't know what because HE KEEPS ON DELETING HIS OWN 
 MESSAGES, WHAT THE HELL! I have to put your name in here, but don't know what to credit 
 you with. The only thing that I remember you telling me, is that Ark held the Holy Lance 
 and the Stats of Aramant at level one. His name now probably is Rebirth Flame 200*.

Split Infinity: For making me explain certain area in more detail. He is, in fact now, one
 of the best walkthrough typing peoples that I know. Seriously, he wrote so much for Final
 Fantasy X-2, why won't he stop? I don't know.

Theoden: for giving me inside info of what he attempted before. To bring my hopes up and 
 when I finally tried it, it brought me pounding to the ground, but I learned from why 
 experiments. I felt satisfying in some ways. Thanx

Ultima13: making the No Equipment Game FAQ and placed my name on the credits page. Horray

and Also to CJayC for the chance of me be able to post my knowledge on GameFaqs. And for 
 the great Message Board that gives me the power to know stuff that other so called ĎGame 
 Magazinesí misses out. Extra details of certain secrets and side quests in games are chanted 
 throughout the boards. A great place to learn every inch of every game, as long as there are 
 people helping you on your way. 

Soon Iíll start writing challenge FAQs/walkthrough for all final fantasy games. This challenge 
 will be know as ODINS challenge, a challenge that requires one player to beat the game in one 
 day without ever saving, or rather beat it in one sitting without ever falling asleep in less 
 than one day. As I revise this FAQs right now, I have already finished this challenge for 
 FFVIII and have already started writing the FAQs for it. 

The last and finally last thing that I want to say. To everyone that went into my topic and told me 
 it felt/seemed/sensed/looks/believe that this was impossible, for you guys Fuck You!

For everyone that has gave their opinions and advises, I thank you with all my heart.