The Cosmo Area is a region of the world map in Final Fantasy VII. It is located on the western continent. The area is a mountainous region, and contains mostly dirt. When the player enters it the lighting switches to dusk colors. Mountains border it an the Gongaga Area surrounding its south and east, with some of the border being an open border marked by where the grass stops. A river in the northwest marks the border to it and the Nibel Area and Gold Saucer Area, with the Nibel Area having a shallow area traversible by buggy.

In the center of the areas canyons is Cosmo Canyon. Within the canyons is the Cave of the Gi, a secret cavernous passage leading into Cosmo Canyon whose entrance on one side is sealed by the Gate of Naught, and on the other (not visible not on the map) is defended by the petrified Seto.

Some of the canyon walls that separate the Cosmo Area and Gongaga Area are forested on top meaning they can be visited on by chocobos that can traverse mountains. The two forested walls to the east are labeled as part of the Cosmo Area, while the one on the south (with a waterfall and river emerging from it) is labeled as part of the Cosmo Area. Said one to the south contains the Ancient Forest on top of it. The forested area of the world map contains no random encounters.

The Ultimate Weapon sidequests ends with Ultimate Weapon being defeated by the Ancient Forest, and when it crashes to earth the crater created forms a walkingable path up to the Ancient Forest.

The Cosmo Area is passed through during the story while chasing hints toward Sephiroth. Cosmo Canyon is not an intended destination for the party, however the buggy will break down outside of the Cosmo Canyon if the player tries to pass it to prevent the player's continuation.



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