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This magick needle breaks the enchantments that turn flesh to stone.
—Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Gold Needle (金の針, Kin no Hari?), also known as Soft, is an item that appears in various games in the series. It can be used to cure the Petrify status ailment, and in some games, it causes Instant Death to opponents based in stone. The concept for this item could originate from acupuncture (needle therapy).

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

Gold Needle
Effect Restores Petrification.
Location Elfheim and beyond, except Melmond.
Cost 800 G
500 gil

Final Fantasy IIEdit

Gold Needle
Effect Cures Petrify.
Location All item shops in the game.
Find Castle Deist, Cave of Mysidia
Won from N/A
Cost 2,500 G
500 gil

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Gold Needle
Effect Cures Petrification.
Location Canaan and beyond (Village of the Ancients and beyond for the Famicom release).
Find Canaan, Dragon's Peak, Subterranean Lake (x3)
Steal from Helldiver, Petit, Petit Mage, Manticore, Stalagmite, Myrmecoleon, Cockatrice, Gold Warrior, Gold Bear, Gold Eagle, Lost Gold, Nightmare, Gold Knight, Catoblepas, Chimera, Ouroboros, Chimera Mage, Greater Boros, Humbaba
Won from Helldiver, Petit, Petit Mage, Manticore, Stalagmite, Myrmecoleon, Cockatrice, Lost Gold, Gold Warrior, Gold Bear, Gold Eagle, Nightmare, Gold Knight, Catoblepas, Chimera, Ouroboros, Chimera Mage, Greater Boros, Humbaba
Cost 300 gil
100 gil

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Gold Needle
Effect Removes Petrify.
Location All item shops in the game.
Find Mount Hobs, Eblan, Cave of Eblan
Steal from Basilisk, Needler, Sting Rat, Sword Rat
Won from Basilisk, Cocatris, Eagle, Float Eye, Needler, Red Eye, Roc Baby, Rock Moth, Sand Moth, Sting Rat, Sword Rat
Cost 400 gil

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit


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Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Gold Needles can be bought in all stores, and can also be found or won from various enemies.

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Final Fantasy VEdit

Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Location Carwen and beyond.
Find North Mountain
Steal from Cactus, Cockataur, Cybis, Gatlings, Golem, Hypnot, Oculus, Skelasuar, Stoned Mask, Stone Golem, Triton, Nergade, Phobos
Won from Adamngolem (Zefa Zone summon), Cybis, Death Claw, Gatlings, Hedgehog, Rock Statue, Silent Bee, Catastroph
Cost 150 gil

Gold Needles are an effective way of gaining ABP in this game because they instantly kill the enemies in the basement of Bal Castle. This method also works on all stone based enemies, making it a somewhat limited, but still fairly useful trick to remember.

In the Game Boy Advance version of the game, Cannoneers can use Gold Needles with the Combine ability to create Needle Shot, Needle Burst, and Needle Cannon, respectively, each of which are based on 1000 Needles. Shot deals 1000 guaranteed damage, Burst deals 2000, and Cannon deals 3000.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Soft
Effect Restores Petrification.
Buy in All item shops in the game.
Find in [WoB] Figaro Castle - Chest,[WoB] South Figaro - Box, [WoB] Thamasa - Box
Steal from Cactrot, Mind Candy, Bug
Won from Whisper, Lizard, Cactrot, Tusker, Mind Candy
Morph from Guard, Soldier, Hazer, Rain Man, Dark Wind, Brawler, Whisper, Commander, Mesosaur, Beakor, Pterodon, HermitCrab, Hornet, CrassHoppr, Delta Bug, Trilobiter, Nautiloid, Exocite, Reach Frog, Lizard, ChickenLip, Vaporite, Flan, Humpty, Repo Man, Harvester, Figaliz, Aspik, Ghost, Crawler, Sand Ray, Areneid, Actaneon, Dark Side, Crawly, Bleary, Joker, Marshal, Trooper, Warlock, Iron Fist, Apparite, Vectaur, Wyvern, Cirpius, Sprinter, GloomShell, Mind Candy, WeedFeeder, Luridan, Primordite, Cephaler, Maliga, Gigan Toad, Geckorex, Cluck, Poplium, Eland, Deep Eye, GreaseMonk, NeckHunter, Parasite, Anemone,EarthGuard, Coelecite, Hipocampus, Spectre, Slurm, StillGoing, Parasoul, Pm Stalker, Wizard, Scrapper,Commando, Vindr, Kiwok, Rinn, Insecare, Psychot, Muus, Punisher, Gabbledegak, Scorpion, Lich, Bug, Sea Flower, Abolisher, 1st Class, Necromancr
Cost 200 gil

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Soft
Effect Removes Stone.
Buy in North Corel, Costa del Sol, Gold Saucer, Cosmo Canyon, Gongaga, Nibelheim, Mideel, Bone Village, Corel Prison
Find in N/A
Steal from Cocatolis, Gagihandi, Bagyrisk, Bloatfloat, Needle Kiss
Won from Cocatolis, Gagihandi, Bagyrisk
Morph from Cocatolis
Cost 150 gil

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Location All item shops in the game.
Find Dollet (Complete dog sidequest before Disc 3)
Steal from N/A
Won from N/A
Refine From 1 Cockatrice Pinion into 3 Soft (ST Med-RF)
Cost 100 gil

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Soft
Effect Cures Stone.
Location Lindblum and onwards.
Find Burmecia (x2)
Steal from Agares, Amarant (Mirror), Basilisk, Catoblepas, Dagger (Mirror), Eiko (Mirror), Epitaph, Freya (Mirror), Ironite, Quina (Mirror), Steiner (Mirror), Stroper, Vivi (Mirror), Zidane (Mirror)
Won from Armstrong, Basilisk, Catoblepas, Ironite, Zombie
Cost 100 gil

Princess Garnet and Steiner have to help Marcus and Baku retrieve a rare Key Item called Supersoft from Doctor Tot in Treno. They need this item to rescue their petrified "brother", Blank, who is trapped in Evil Forest.

All "Stone" type enemies can be killed instantly by using a Soft on them, displaying the message "became too soft to live" before vanishing. No EXP will be awarded for an enemy killed in this manner, but AP will still be given.

Final Fantasy XEdit

Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Buy in Djose Temple and beyond.
Find in Mushroom Rock: Available after Djose Temple (x4)
Steal from Dinonix, Ipiria, Raptor, Melusine , Iguion, Cave Iguion, Yowie
Won from N/A
Other Blitzball - Tournament Prize - 2nd Place (x4), Mi'ihen Highroad: South "Don't kick the blitzball" (Gift, x3), Home - Living Quarters, pick second option on second row
Cost Varies, starting at 50 gil

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Buy in All stores.
Find in Mi'ihen Highroad (Chapter 1 - South x2; Chapter 3 - South x3; Chapter 4 - Newroad South x4; Chapter 5 - Oldroad South x5)
Steal from Gucumatz, Kukulcan
Won from Gucumatz, Kukulcan
Bribe From N/A
Other N/A
Cost 50 gil

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Gold Needle
Effect Removes Petrification.
Location Rabanastre, Lowtown Merchants, Nalbina, Bhujerba, Jahara, Eruyt, Mt. Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste, Old Archades, Archades, Nam-Yensa Sandsea, Leviathan, Balfonheim, Phon Coast
Cost 100 gil

Final Fantasy XIVEdit


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Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Use a gold needle to change a petrified unit back to normal. Breaks after one use.
—Description
Gold Needle
Effect Cures Petrification.
Location All shops in the game, after finishing the battle at Mandalia Plains (and visiting Eagrose Castle after). Found with Treasure Hunter in Araguay Woods, Golgollada Gallows and Mining Town of Gollund as normal treasure.
Won from Cuar, Cocatoris
Cost 100 gil

The ability required to use it can be learned from the Chemist Job for 250 JP. The item is called Soft in the PlayStation version.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Drink this potion to soften stony skin.
—Description
Soft
Effect Cures Petrification.
Location All shops in the game.
Won from N/A
Cost 100 gil

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Gold Needle
Effect Removes Stone.
Location All shops in the game.
Won from N/A
Cost 100 gil

A Ranger can use a Gold Needle with Mirror Item to turn targets to stone.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Gold Needle
Effect Cures Stone status.
Location All shops in the game.
Cost 80 gil

Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

Soft can be bought for 90 GP and remove the Ston status, it has 3 use.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

Needle can be bought for 500 GP. It removes the condition of Stone from a party member and it has 3 use.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

The item is called Soft and it has a potion icon before its name. It can be bought in numerous towns across the various worlds for 1000 GP. It has 4 uses, and also increases a Robot's HP by 9 when equipped on them. The item heals Ston from one target.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

Gold Needles can be bought for 50 G at Urbeth and Invidia.

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