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Stopping Midgar's Cannon!

Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough and Guide

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Final Fantasy VII Guide - Walkthrough

Stopping Midgar's Cannon!

|| Treasure:| Elixir, Megalixir, Aegis Armlet, Elixir, Starlight Phone,       ||
||          | Max Ray, Power Source, Guard Source, Mind Source, Magic Source, ||
||          | W-Item Materia, Behemoth Horn, Pile Bunker, Master Fist,        ||
||          | Grow Lance, Mind Source, Speed Source, HP Shout, Elixir,        ||
||          | Mystile, Missing Score.                                         ||

Once you're all set, fly over Midgar. During the parachute scene you can actually make salto's with Cloud.. When you're down go to the next screen, and go down the ladder. Once down, go to the upper right first to reach a chest with an Elixir on the left side of the intersection, and a chest with a Megalixir on the right side. Go back to the start, and walk down the long stairs and climb down the ladder to the next screen.

Here, make sure to go left first, and climb up the ridiculously long ladder to find the Aegis Armlet in a chest. Go back, and head right after you've got the previously three mentioned items. The floor will break and you won't be able to go back. Head left, go up the ladder, and follow the path until you have to walk through a tube. In the next screen, grab an Elixir from the chest right, and the Starlight Phone from the chest on the left. Before you head up the stairs, climb down and enter the tube. Follow the path and climb yet another long ladder to reach the Max Ray. Backtrack and walk up the stairs. Save your game if you wish, then crawl through the tube, to the next area.

Try to head up a little, and you'll be confronted with the Turks. If you did the Wutai sidequest where Yuffie stole your materia, you'll be given the choice whether to fight them or not. I suggest you fight them, since all three of them have a rare/good item you can steal from them! Make sure to equip your Ribbons, or something else that protects from Confusion.

If you walk exactly like in this video, you can avoid the Turks altogether. I suggest you fight them and steal their great items, though.

|Name: Turks:Reno (Level: 50)              |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 25000                                 |Absorbs: Lightning                 |
|MP: 200                                   |-----------------------------------|
|Exp: 4500                                 |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|AP: 450                                   |Poison, Slow, Darkness             |
|Gil: 3000                                 |                                   |
|Drops: Elixir                             |                                   |
|Steal: Tough Ring                         |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Short Staff [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 905 Base Damage]; Turk Light [1      |
|Enemy, Mag Atk, 697.5 Base Damage]; Electropod [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, Lightning  |
|Element, 2172 Base Damage];                                                   |
|Name: Turks:Rude (Level: 51)              |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 28000                                 |Absorbs: Fire                      |
|MP: 250                                   |-----------------------------------|
|Exp: 5500                                 |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|AP: 600                                   |Poison, Slow, Darkness             |
|Gil: 5000                                 |                                   |
|Drops: Elixir                             |                                   |
|Steal: Ziedrich                           |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Shoulder Attack [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 2955 Base Damage]; Grand Spark   |
|[1 Enemy, Mag Atk, 1206 Base Damage];                                         |
|Name: Turks:Elena (Level: 53)             |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 30000                                 |Absorbs: Ice                       |
|MP: 100                                   |-----------------------------------|
|Exp: 6400                                 |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|AP: 800                                   |Poison, Slow, Darkness             |
|Gil: 7000                                 |                                   |
|Drops: ---                                |                                   |
|Steal: Minerva Band                       |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Kick [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 1427.5 Base Damage]; Bewildered [1 Enemy,   |
|Mag Atk, Can cause Confusion]; Throw1 [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 1142 Base Damage];  |
|Throw2 [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 856.5 Base Damage];                                |
|Strategy: The reason to do this fight is to steal the Tough Ring, Ziedrich,   |
|and Minerva Band, all rare and useful items. The battle can be tricky, since  |
|there's now three of them. Start off with Big Guard and pound away with good  |
|summons and physical attacks (if you have good weapons equipped). Stay away   |
|from Lightning, Ice, and Fire attacks (including but not limited to Magic     |
|Breath and Kjata) as it'll heal them. If you keep your HP and defenses up, you|
|should be able to pull this off. You may want to finish them off all three at |
|once with a powerful summon, or else you'll only get the rewards for the ones |
|with depleted HP.                                                             |

Your goal is to head up, however there are some very good treasures to be found if you walk down. It's quite a walk, but also quite worth the effort. Check for chests holding a Power Source, Guard Source, Mind Source and Magic Source. The W-Item Materia is found at the very end of the tunnels.

(Perfect Game Note 22:)
Make sure you steal 99 Graviballs from Shadow Makers in the tunnels. Of course, with the W-Item Materia, life's alot easier.

With the W-Item Materia, you can duplicate any item that can be USED IN BATTLE.  This excludes alot of things, like equipment. It works like this: Say you want to duplicate a Megalixir, of which you only have 1 left. Select the W-Item Command, then select the Megalixir and use it. Then move your cursor to any other item the you can use, and press O. After this, press X. You'll now have 2 Megalixirs. Press O,X,O,X..etc to get more duplicates. And yes, you only need to have 1 of an item and you can duplicate it.

Now backtrack to the screen where you fought the Turks (it has a ladder on the left), and head north. This screen has an intersection, and you can go left or right. The Shinra Building's to the right, and it has alot of great (and ONE time ONLY) treasure, so that's what I'm going to describe.

When you head right, you'll get to another intersection. The right side is just a dead-end, so head left and you'll be at Shinra HQ. If you take your time to walk the stairs (AGAIN, maybe?) you can find the Behemoth Horn, a good and unique weapon for Red XIII. Go though the main entrance afterwards (take the elevator down), and read the Turtle's Paradise Flyer No.2 if you didn't before, as this will be your LAST chance to read it. Walk the stairs up to the second floor and enter the item shop behind the green doors. You can now grab the Pile Bunker and the Master Fist from the two chests.

Ride the glass elevator on the first floor, on the right of the entrance, to the 63rd floor. Here, you can grab the Grow Lance from one of the rooms. Head to the 64th floor, and check out the vending machine in the upper left corner of the fitness room. If you banged on it during your first visit here, you'll receive a Mind Source and Speed Source from it. Also grab the HP Shout from the last row of lockers, which is Cait Sith's Ultimate Weapon. You can only get this NOW, so make SURE you get it. You're done in Shinra Building now, so head back to the intersection and go left this time to continue with the story. Climb up, and as you try to proceed you'll get interrupted by Heidegger and Scarlet their new weapon. Pleh...

Proud Clod may be huge, but he isn't exactly something to be proud of. It deals fairly low damage, and you can dispatch this oversized robot with a series of physical attacks from ultimate weapons.

|Name: Proud Clod (Level: 53)              |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 60000                                 |-----------------------------------|
|MP: 320                                   |                                   |
|Exp: 7000                                 |                                   |
|AP: 1000                                  |                                   |
|Gil: 10000                                |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Drops: Ragnarok                           |---                                |
|Steal: ---                                |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Big Hand Clash [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 774 Base Damage]; Wrist Laser [1  |
|Enemy, Phys Atk, 774 Base Damage]; Knee Fire [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 774 Base     |
|Damage]; Knee Blend [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 774 Base Damage]; W Machine Gun [1    |
|Enemy, Phys Atk, 1354.5 Base Damage]; Beam Cannon [All Enemies, Mag Atk,      |
|Cost=32MP, 1297.5 Base Damage]; Materia-jammer [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=16MP,  |
|Causes 100% Reflect]                                                          |
|Name: Jamar Armor (Level: 62)             |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 20000                                 |-----------------------------------|
|MP: 300                                   |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Exp: 8000                                 |Darkness                           |
|AP: 1500                                  |                                   |
|Gil: 10000                                |                                   |
|Drops: ---                                |                                   |
|Steal: ---                                |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks:                                                                      |
|Strategy: Being huge doesn't make it strong. This fight is rather easy. As you|
|can see, beating the Jamar Armor gives you alot of extra rewards, so I suggest|
|you do so for that reason. Physical attacks with good (ultimate) weapons are  |
|the way to go in this battle. It works better than most magic. Especially     |
|Double Cut will be useful. His Materia-jammer attack only puts reflect on one |
|character, just be careful with healing.                                      |

Just head north afterwards. In the next screen, grab the Elixir and the Mystile from the chest. This is the best armor in the game, as it gives you sky high evasive stats which no other armor can really compare with. Save your game at the save point if you wish, and put Barret in your party (if only for a while).

(Perfect Game Note 23:)
Steal 99 of the 8inch Cannon item, from Grosspanzer. It can be found anywhere on the screen with the save point. Of course, the W-Item Materia can come to the rescue depending on what challenge you're doing..

(Perfect Game Note 24:)
Be sure to put Barret in your party before you continue and go upstairs. His Ultimate Weapon, the Missing Score will be in a chest, but the chest will ONLY be available if you have Barret in your party. It's a 100% one-time-only chance.

Go up the stairs, and on the next screen some more. Grab the Missing Score from the chest on the stairs (the chest is ONLY available if Barret is in your party) then continue up, or go back to put Barret out of your party if you want to.

(Perfect Game Note 25:)
In this area, steal 99 Shinra Alpha's from SOLDIER:1st. You can increase your steal rates with the Sneak Glove if you've gotten it earlier.. it'll help you some. Heh.. don't you just love making a perfect file? Don't forget turning the battle speed to the max.

Follow the stairs up, and you'll finally find Hojo.. who isn't just about to give up without a fight. Time to put an end to the life of this miserable idiot who did too many bad things.

The fight with Hojo consists of three phases. Especially the third form can be powerful, and it helps to equip Ribbons to prevent status effects.

|Name: Hojo (Level: 50)                    |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 13000                                 |-----------------------------------|
|MP: 250                                   |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Exp: 0                                    |Darkness                           |
|AP: 0                                     |                                   |
|Gil: 0                                    |                                   |
|Drops: ---                                |                                   |
|Steal: ---                                |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Capsule [Revives Bad Rap Sample & Poodler Sample]                    |
|Name: Helletic Hojo (Level: 55)           |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 26000 (Left Arm=24000/Right Arm=5000) |-----------------------------------|
|MP: 200   (Left Arm=400/Right Arm=300)    |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Exp: 0                                    |Darkness                           |
|AP: 0                                     |                                   |
|Gil: 0                                    |                                   |
|Drops: ---                                |                                   |
|Steal: ---                                |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Pile Banger [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 1962.6 Base Damage, Only used when   |
|Right Arm is alive]; Bio Gas [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=15MP, 690 Base Damage,   |
|Causes 100% Poison]; Confu [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=18MP, Can inflict          |
|Confusion]; Sleepel [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=8MP, Can inflict Sleep];          |
|Silence [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=24MP, Can inflict Silence]                    |
|Name: Lifeform-Hojo N (Level: 58)         |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 30000                                 |-----------------------------------|
|MP: 100                                   |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Exp: 25000                                |Stop, Darkness                     |
|AP: 2500                                  |                                   |
|Gil: 6000                                 |                                   |
|Drops: Power Source                       |                                   |
|Steal: ---                                |                                   |
|Morph: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Absorb [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=2MP, 555 Base Damage]; Silence [1     |
|Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=24MP, Can inflict Silence, Used as 100% Counter Attack   |
|versus magic attacks]; Slow [1 Enemy, Mag Atk, Cost=20MP, Causes 100% Slow];  |
|Combo [1 Enemy, 4 Phys Attacks, 257.5 618 360.5 824 Base Damage, Can    |
|inflict Poison, Darkness & Sleep];                                            |
|Strategy: This fight can be fairly tough. Make sure to equip your characters  |
|with Ribbons and other status protective equipment. The first Hojo is a joke. |
|Kill him and his creations will go with him. The second form is tougher. The  |
|Arms will always revive rather quickly, so it's no use killing them off. Your |
|best bet is to use powerful magic and enemy skills.. You may want to save your|
|summons for the third phase. Cast Big Guard for defense and heal with White   |
|Wind so you'll also wipe away any status effects should you get them. The     |
|third battle is the hardest. His combo hits hard so you'll want to keep Big   |
|Guard going. Any magical attack is countered by Silence, though Ribbons will  |
|prevent this. Use your best summons now. You can also Stop him, something that|
|both Choco-Mog can inflict as well as just the spell itself. Keep your HP's up|
|and do your best in beating him.. after all, you're already 2/3 now. Hojo     |
|gives a big-ass AP reward, and you get to keep his monthly salary of 6k too.  |

And that's the end of Disc 2 already. Yeah, Disc 1 sure was longer, wasn't it?

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Comments for Stopping Midgar's Cannon!

4 comments, latest first.
Jan 28th 2015 Guest
Select the item u want duped then use it. Then select another item but when it asks who to use it on click cancel. Rinse and repeat
ID #508528
Jul 4th 2012 Guest
it definitely works and you also dont have to do the same item twice. The thing to remember is that the FIRST ITEM is the one that gets duplicated, not the 2nd. Becareful when doing this trick with one item because if it cant be replaced and you screw it up, its game over for that item.

ID #160523
Jun 18th 2012 Guest
For W-item, I always selected one item, then selected the same item and canceled before confirming, for duplication. Example: highlight megaelixer (or whatever) and press O, then select a person and press O. Then highlight megaelixer again and press O, then X to back out the person selection. O, X, O, X...
ID #154160
Jan 20th 2011 amira470
I did what u said for W-item but it did not work. Why?
ID #26149