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.
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. Cid refuses to abandon Hammerhead, however, and it becomes a post for daemon hunters. Cindy still works there as well, busy as ever.
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
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.
|Chili con Carne||Attack Boost (Level 2): Strength +20|
HP Boost (Level 1): Max HP +50
|50||Burly Bean Bowl||Default|
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.2: No recipe from eating.|
|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|
|Attack Boost (Level 8): Strength +80|
HP Boost (Level 4): Max HP +200
|150||Grease Monkey's Schnitzel Sandwich||Complete Takka's sidequest: Hunters and Gatherers|
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 200|
|HP Boost (Level 20): Max HP +1000|
Endurance: Sprinting does not reduce stamina
|2600||Thick 'n' Juicy Steak||Complete 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.
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.
Cindy sends the party out to various quests for items that can be used to upgrade the Regalia.
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.
- 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-.
- 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.
- 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.
- ↑ Game Informer, The Clearing Storm; Final Fantasy XV emerges from its long development with hopes of reclaiming the RPG crown, April 5 2016