Interested in an inspection? Haul her down to Hammerhead! We pride ourselves on attention to detail. No job too small!
—Newspaper advert in Chapter 1 of Final Fantasy XV

Hammerhead is a gas station and repair shop in Leide region in Final Fantasy XV. The locale is owned by Cid and his granddaughter Cindy. Hammerhead employs a large yellow tow-truck driven by Cindy to help those stranded on their journey, such as Noctis Lucis Caelum's party.

Hammerhead has a gas station and a chocobo rental post. Filling up costs 10 gil, and if the player fills up at Hammerhead Cindy will do it rather than Noctis. She will also wipe the player's car to clean it. The rent-a-bird can be used after the chocobo rental services have been unlocked by visiting Wiz Chocobo Post in Duscae.


Next to the arms vendor, on a canister.

Pit stop situated in the easternmost reaches of the Lucian continent. Owned and operated by Crown City-born mechanic Cid Sophiar and his grease monkey granddaughter Cindy Aurum.
Unlike most service stations that cater only to customers of the automotive variety, Hammerhead offers food and trinkets for their drivers as well. Coupled with Cid and Cindy's frank-but-friendly conversational style, this outpost serves as an oasis that soothes the souls of roadsters weary of the Leiden plains.
First-time visitors beware: if you wish to remain on Cid's good side, refrain from asking about the origin of the garage's name.


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The party meets Cid at Hammerhead.

After their car, the Regalia, breaks down Prince Noctis and his friends push it to Hammerhead for repairs. They meet Cid and Cindy, and learn Cid is King Regis's old acquaintance. Noctis's friend Prompto Argentum becomes instantly infatuated with Cindy, the head mechanic. They help out the locals until the car is fixed, and head off toward Galdin Quay with a delivery from Cindy as a favor for help help. When staying at a nearby camp site Prompto comes up with an idea to photograph Cindy from afar, but when he and Noctis head to Hammerhead in the early morning they run into her on a morning hike. Noctis must act as Prompto's wingman as he tries to impress her.

After the world is plunged into perpetual darkness after Noctis goes missing, most locations are abandoned as daemons run amok, Cindy and Cid are forced to abandon Hammerhead and make their way to Lestallum. Cid refuses to abandon Hammerhead, however, and at some point it is taken back and becomes a post for daemon hunters. Cindy still runs the garage, busy as ever.

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Hammerhead has a caravan as a lodging where the player can stay overnight. It costs 30 gil and yields x1.2 EXP rate.

Takka's Pit StopEdit

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Takka's Pit Stop.

Our spicy jambalay'll have you jumpin' for joy and scamperin' for seconds! Give it a taste!
—Note on the window of Takka's Pit Stop

While at Hammerhead the party has a chance to meet Takka who runs the diner, Takka's Pit Stop, and is the local tipster. Takka was once taken in by Cid who helped him get his life back on track.

NameEffectsPriceRecipe obtainedUnlock
Chili con Carne
Chili Con Carne
Attack Boost (Level 2): Strength +20
HP Boost (Level 1): Max HP +50
50Burly Bean BowlDefault
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2: No recipe from eating.
Leiden Jambalaya
Leiden Jambalaya
Attack Boost (Level 15): Strength +150
HP Boost (Level 4): Max HP +200
Regen Boost (Level 1): HP Recovery Rate +25%
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 750
Hammerhead Hot Sandwich
(Hammerhead Sandwich)
Hammerhead Hot Sandwich
Attack Boost (Level 8): Strength +80
HP Boost (Level 4): Max HP +200
150Grease Monkey's Schnitzel SandwichComplete Takka's sidequest: Hunters and Gatherers
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 200
Sizzling Humongo-Steak
(Jumbo Steak)
Sizzling Humongo-Steak
HP Boost (Level 20): Max HP +1000
Endurance: Sprinting does not reduce stamina
2600Thick 'n' Juicy SteakComplete Takka's sidequest: A Meat Most Magnificent
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 3500


Hammerhead Service StationEdit

Cindy is enamored with the Regalia, a custom vehicle of crown city make, and comes up with various ways to upgrade and customize it if the party brings her the required materials.


Chapter 14
  • Red Choker (Takka's Pit Stop, on a stool behind the counter)
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Takka sends the party out on quests to gather ingredients for new dishes he has planned. Afterward, the dishes become available to buy at his restaurant.

Everyone Loves BeansDuscaeComplete "Emergency Delivery"1,500 EXP, Leiden Pepper x5, Hulldagh Nutmeg x5, Killer Tomato x5
Lestallum's FinestDuscaeComplete "Everyone Loves Beans"2,000 EXP, Griffon Breast x2, Saxham Rice x5, Schier Turmeric x5
Emergency DeliveryDuscaeReach Chapter 03, complete "Hunters and Gardeners"1,000 EXP, Cleigne Wheat x5, Killer Tomato x5, Saxham Rice x5
Hunters and GatherersLeideComplete "Scenic Delivery"500 EXP, Cleigne Wheat x5, Dualhorn Steak x5, Leiden Pepper x5, Hammerhead Hot Sandwich
A Meat Most MagnificentDuscaeComplete "Lestallum's Finest"3,000 EXP, Allural Shallot x5, Kettier Ginger x5, Sizzling Humongo-Steak
Scenic DeliveryLeideComplete "The Power of Kings" during Chapter 02300 EXP, Gighee Ham x2, Leiden Potato x2, Sheep Milk x2, Funguar x2


Cindy sends the party out to various quests for items that can be used to upgrade the Regalia.

The Ever Valorous RegaliaCleigneComplete "The Ever Gleaming Regalia"1,000 EXP, Supercharger component
The Ever Gleaming RegaliaDuscaeComplete "The Ever Elegant Regalia"600 EXP, Fiberglass Coating component
Into Unknown FrontiersFormouth GarrisonComplete "The Ever Illustrious Regalia" and "Formouth Garrison" and reach Chapter 15Regalia Type-F
The Ever Regal RegaliaLeideReach Chapter 02 and complete "The Power of Kings"150 EXP, Aero Wax component
The Ever Elegant RegaliaBalouve MinesComplete "The Ever Regal Regalia"500 EXP, Hammerhead decal, Racing Stripes I decal, Basic Color Samples
The Ever Illustrious RegaliaCrestholm ChannelsComplete "The Ever Valorous Regalia"3,000 EXP, Enhanced Headlights components


Cid can upgrade Noctis's weapons if he brings him the required materials. After giving Cid the weapon, the player must complete a quest and then rest to get a call from Cid to pick the upgraded weapon up. After a certain point in the story, Cid will relocate to Cape Caem. Cid is found back at Hammerhead if the player uses Umbra to go back in time in the later chapters.


Howling Wind of HungerHammerhead1
Yellow Hunt Icon
Sabertusk x7The Weaverwilds (All Times)2740 gil, Hi-Elixir
Varmints of the WastelandsHammerhead1
Yellow Hunt Icon
Mesmenir x5The Weaverwilds (Daytime)5980 gil, Hi-Elixir
Gorgers in the DustHammerhead1
Yellow Hunt Icon
Flexitusk x3Ostium Gorge (All Times)71,570 gil, Iron Bangle
Raindrops in the NightHammerhead2
Yellow Hunt Icon
Jumbo Flan x1The Weaverwilds (Nighttime)152,390 gil, Megalixir★★
Wild BeautiesHammerhead3
Red Hunt Icon
Anaklaban x3The Weaverwilds (Daytime)223,350 gil, Megalixir★★
Bounty-Hunted BeautiesHammerhead3
Red Hunt Icon
Anakadom x3, Anak x3The Weaverwilds (Daytime)284,220 gil, Megalixir★★
Rookie Hunter TragedyHammerhead4
Red Hunt Icon
Ashenhorn x3The Weaverwilds (All Times)397,330 gil, Mega Phoenix★★★
The Pride of the KingHammerhead6
Red Hunt Icon
Behemoth x1Keycatrich Ruins (All Times)4710,020 gil, Mega Phoenix★★★
Serpent of the AbyssHammerhead1
Red Hunt Icon
Jormungand x1Crestholm Channels (All Times)5816,560 gil, Ruby Bracelet★★★★
Lonely Rumblings in LongwytheHammerhead
Red Hunt Icon
Adamantoise x1Longwythe Peak (All Times)9950,000 gil, Adamantite Bangle★★★★★

Artist in AltissiaEdit



There is a drawing in Takka's Pit Stop of Cid, Takka and Cindy drawn by an artist who resides in Altissia.

Musical themesEdit

The background theme to Hammerhead is simply called "Hammerhead". It has a different version for Takka's Pit Stop, and the music transitions seamlessly when the player enters the restaurant.

Creation and developmentEdit


A gas station in Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

A gas station on a desert region was first glimpsed for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the game that ended up being reworked into Final Fantasy XV. Roberto Ferrari's concept artwork for Cid Sophiar shows a different logo for the garage, depicting a literal hammerhead shark.

According to Game Informer, at the Hammerhead station an instrumental version of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" played in the background in a pre-release version of the game.[1]

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit

Tekken 7Edit

For further details, visit Hammerhead Garage at Tekken Wiki.

The Hammerhead Service Station is set to appear as part of the Noctis DLC package. It is Noctis's home stage.

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Gallery Edit


Hammerhead sharks is a group of sharks so named for the distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a "hammer" shape. The shark appeared in an early version of the establishment's logo, and is present in the shape of the building structure itself.

The name befits the establishment for being a workshop, and likely alludes to Cid having wielded a hammer in his youth, as the Almanac suggests he does not want to discuss how he came up with the name for the garage. Once Cid upgrades the player's Engine Blade III to the Ultima Weapon, he will give Noctis his Old Hammer, which Regis carved with "Property of Mr.Hammerproof Thickskull." This was the weapon Cid used during his adventure with the Regis, but it is not usable in battle, and instead is a key item.



Banora White sign outside Hammerhead.

  • The engine oil for sale at Hammerhead is called "Junon Super Engine Oil". Junon is a town in Final Fantasy VII. There is also a sign outside Hammerhead that reads "Banora White." Banora White is a variety of apples in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
  • The player can repeatedly rest at Hammerhead in Chapter 14 to get various bits of incidental dialogue with the party members talking about what they have been up to:
    • Gladiolus telling the party about his girlfriend
    • Prompto asking Gladiolus for tips for picking up women.
    • Prompto growing independent and able to hunt daemons alone.
  • There is a Hammerhead decal for the Regalia as a reward for Cindy's The Ever Elegant Regalia quest.
  • The only time it rains in Hammerhead is during Chapter 1 when Noctis and his friends attempt to return to Insomnia. Afterward, if it rains and the player drives toward Hammerhead, the rain will disappear but will reappear as soon as they leave the area of Hammerhead.

References Edit

  1. Game Informer, The Clearing Storm; Final Fantasy XV emerges from its long development with hopes of reclaiming the RPG crown, April 5 2016