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Each of the Guardian Forces in Final Fantasy VIII has a set of support abilities that can be equipped to a character when he or she junctions a GF. Below is a list of those abilities categorized according to ability type.

Junction abilitiesEdit

FFVIII Junction ability icon Junction abilities enable a player to junction, or equip, magic to stats such as HP and Str in order to increase their power. They can also be used to add elemental and status effects to attacks and defense, or increase the number of command ability slots.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
HP-J 50 Quezacotl, Ifrit, Brothers, Diablos, Carbuncle N/A HP-J Scroll Junctions magic to HP.
Str-J 50 Shiva, Ifrit, Brothers, Pandemona, Cerberus N/A Str-J Scroll Junctions magic to Str.
Vit-J 50 Quezacotl, Shiva, Carbuncle N/A Vit-J Scroll Junctions magic to Vit.
Mag-J 50 Quezacotl, Siren, Diablos, Carbuncle, Leviathan, Cerberus N/A Mag-J Scroll Junctions magic to Mag.
Spr-J 50 Shiva, Brothers, Leviathan, Cerberus, Alexander N/A Spr-J Scroll Junctions magic to Spr.
Spd-J 120 Pandemona, Cerberus, Eden N/A Spd-J Scroll Junction magic to Spd.
Hit-J 120 Diablos, Cerberus, Eden N/A n/a Junction magic to Hit.
Eva-J 200 Cactuar, Eden N/A Aegis Amulet Junction Magic to Eva.
Luck-J 200 Cactuar N/A Luck-J Scroll Junction magic to Luck.
Elem-Atk-J 160 Quezacotl, Shiva, Ifrit, Brothers, Leviathan, Pandemona, Alexander, Doomtrain N/A Elem Atk Junction magic to Elem-Atk.
Elem-Def-J 100 Quezacotl, Shiva, Ifrit, Brothers, Pandemona, Alexander N/A n/a Junction magic to Elem-Def.
Elem-Def-Jx2 130 Quezacotl, Shiva, Ifrit, Leviathan, Pandemona, Alexander Elem-Def-J n/a Junction 2 magics to Elem-Def.
Elem-Def-Jx4 180 Alexander, Doomtrain Elem-Def-Jx2 Elem Guard Junction 4 magics to Elem-Def.
ST-Atk-J 160 Siren, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Doomtrain Mag-J (Cerberus)
N/A (others)
Status Atk Junction magic to ST-Atk.
ST-Def-J 100 Siren, Carbuncle, Cerberus Spr-J (Cerberus)
N/A (others)
n/a Junction magic to ST-Def.
ST-Def-Jx2 130 Siren, Carbuncle, Cerberus ST-Def-J n/a Junction 2 magics to ST-Def.
ST-Def-Jx4 180 Doomtrain, Cerberus ST-Def-J x2 Status Guard Junction 4 magic spells to ST-Def.
Ability x3 n/a Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Alexander N/A N/A Allows character to have 3 ability slots for Character and Party abilities.
Ability x4 n/a Bahamut N/A Rosetta Stone Allows character to have 4 ability slots for Character and Party abilities.

Character abilitiesEdit

FFVIII Character ability icon These are upgrades for a character, and when equipped, initiate automatically in battle.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
HP+20% 60 Diablos, Carbuncle, Brothers N/A Regen Ring Raises HP by 20%.
HP+40% 120 Diablos, Carbuncle, Brothers HP+20% Giant's Ring Raises HP by 40%.
HP+80% 200 Diablos, Brothers HP+40% Gaea's Ring Raises HP by 80%.
Str+20% 60 Ifrit, Pandemona N/A Strength Love Raises Str by 20%.
Str+40% 120 Ifrit, Pandemona Str+20% Power Wrist Raises Str by 40%.
Str+60% 200 Bahamut N/A Hyper Wrist Raises Str by 60%.
Vit+20% 60 Shiva, Carbuncle N/A Turtle Shell Raises Vit by 20%.
Vit+40% 120 Shiva, Carbuncle Vit+20% Orichalcon Raises Vit by 40%.
Vit+60% N/A N/A N/A Adamantine Raises Vit by 60%.
Mag+20% 60 Quezacotl, Siren, Diablos N/A Circlet Raises Magic damage by 20%.
Mag+40% 120 Quezacotl, Siren, Diablos Mag+20% Hypno Crown Raises Magic damage by 40%.
Mag+60% N/A N/A N/A Royal Crown Raises Magic damage by 60%.
Spr+20% 60 Shiva, Leviathan, Alexander N/A Rune Armlet Raises Spr by 20%.
Spr+40% 120 Shiva, Leviathan, Alexander Spr+20% Force Armlet Raises Spr by 40%.
Spr+60% N/A N/A N/A Magic Armlet Raises Spr by 60%.
Spd+20% 60 Cerberus, Pandemona Spd-J Jet Engine Raises Spd by 20%.
Spd+40% 60 Cerberus, Pandemona Spd+20% Rocket Engine Raises Spd by 40%.
Eva+30% 200 Cactuar, Tonberry N/A N/A Raises Eva by 30%.
Luck+50% 200 Cactuar, Tonberry, Eden N/A N/A Raises Luck by 50%.
Mug 200 Diablos, Bahamut N/A N/A Change Attack to Mug.
Cover 100 Brothers N/A Knight's Code Receives attack in place of a party member.
Counter 200 Carbuncle N/A Monk's Code Counterattacks when attacked.
Initiative 160 Pandemona, Tonberry, Cactuar N/A N/A Enables action as soon as battle begins
Med Data 200 Alexander N/A Doc's Code Doubles the effect of medicine.
Move-HP Up 200 Tonberry, Cactuar, Bahamut N/A N/A Restores HP by walking.
Return Damage N/A N/A N/A Hundred Needles Returns 1/4 of the damage to the opponent.
Ribbon N/A N/A N/A Ribbon Prevents all status abnormality.
Expendx2-1 250 Cerberus, Bahamut, Cactuar GF level 30+ (Cerberus)
Eva+30% (Cactuar)
N/A (Bahamut)
N/A Only 1 Magic spent while Double.
Expendx3-1 250 Eden N/A Three Stars Only 1 Magic spent while Triple.
HP Bonus 100 Brothers, Cactuar HP+80% N/A +30 Bonus to HP at level up.
Str Bonus 100 Ifrit, Cactuar Str+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Str at level up.
Vit Bonus 100 Carbuncle, Cactuar Vit+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Vit at level up.
Mag Bonus 100 Siren, Cactuar Mag+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Mag at level up.
Spr Bonus 100 Leviathan, Cactuar Spr+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Spr at level up.
Auto-Reflect 150 Carbuncle N/A Glow Curtain Reflect activates automatically in battle.
Auto-Potion 150 Leviathan, Cactuar, Tonberry N/A N/A Use recovery items automatically when hit.
Auto-Haste 150 Cerberus Spd+40% Accelerator Haste activates automatically in battle.
Auto-Shell 200 Doomtrain N/A Moon Curtain Shell activates automatically in battle.
Auto-Protect 200 Bahamut N/A Steel Curtain Protect activates automatically in battle.

Party abilitiesEdit

FFVIII Party ability icon These can influence the party's flow of the battle, elements in the world map and gameplay. These abilities don't need any special requirement.

Name AP Guardian Forces Description
Alert 200 Cerberus Prevents Back Attack.
Enc-Half 30 Diablos Cuts encounter rate by half.
Enc-None 100 Diablos No encounters.
Rare Item 250 Bahamut More likely to receive rare items.
Move-Find 30 Siren Finds hidden save/draw points.

GF abilitiesEdit

FFVIII GF ability icon GF abilities is considered upgrades for the Guardian Forces Junctioned.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
Boost 10 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Cactuar N/A N/A Increases a GF's attack power using timed presses.
GF HP +10% 40 All GF N/A Healing Mail Increases a GF's maximum HP by 10%.
GF HP +20% 70 All GF GF HP +10% Silver Mail Increases a GF's maximum HP by 20%.
GF HP +30% 140 All GF except Quezacotl, Shiva, Siren, Cerberus GF HP +20% Gold Armor Increases a GF's maximum HP by 30%.
GF HP +40% 200 Doomtrain, Bahamut, Eden GF HP +30% Diamond Armor Increases a GF's maximum HP by 40%.
Sum Mag +10% 40 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Cactuar N/A Steel Pipe Increases a GF's attack power by 10%.
Sum Mag +20% 70 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Cactuar Sum Mag +10% Star Fragment Increases a GF's attack power by 20%.
Sum Mag +30% 140 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Cactuar Sum Mag +20% Energy Crystal Increases a GF's attack power by 30%.
Sum Mag +40% 200 Doomtrain, Bahamut, Eden Sum Mag +30% Samantha's Soul Increases a GF's attack power by 40%.

Menu abilitiesEdit

FFVIII Menu ability icon These abilities are accessed from the menu, used to create items and magic and other miscellany.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
Haggle 150 Tonberry N/A N/A Receive discounts at shops.
Sell-High 200 Tonberry Familiar, Haggle N/A Sell high at shops.
Familiar 150 Tonberry N/A N/A Easier to buy rare items.
Call Shop 200 Tonberry Sell-High N/A Call shops from menu screen.
Junk Shop n/a Doomtrain N/A N/A Call junk shop from menu screen.
T Mag-RF 30 Quezacotl N/A N/A Refine Lightning/Wind Magic from an item.
I Mag-RF 30 Shiva N/A N/A Refine Water/Ice Magic from an item.
F Mag-RF 30 Ifrit N/A N/A Refine Fire Magic from an item.
L Mag-RF 30 Siren N/A N/A Refine Life/Recovery Magic from an item.
Time Mag-RF 30 Diablos N/A N/A Refine Time/Space Magic from an item.
ST Mag-RF 30 Diablos N/A N/A Refine status Magic from an item.
Supt Mag-RF 30 Leviathan N/A N/A Refine Support Magic from an item.
Forbid Mag-RF 30 Bahamut N/A N/A Refine Forbidden Magic from an item.
Recov Med-RF 30 Carbuncle N/A N/A Refine Recovery Medicine from an item.
ST Med-RF 30 Siren N/A N/A Refine status Recovery Medicine from an item.
Ammo-RF 30 Ifrit N/A N/A Refine Ammunition from an item.
Tool-RF 30 Siren N/A N/A Refine Tools from an item.
Forbid Med-RF 200 Doomtrain N/A N/A Refine Forbidden Medicine from an item.
GFRecov Med-RF 30 Leviathan N/A N/A Refine Recovery Medicine for GF from an item.
GFAbl Med-RF 30 Eden N/A N/A Refine ability learning medicine for GF from items.
Mid Mag-RF 60 Quezacotl N/A N/A Refine Mid-Level Magic from other Magic.
High Mag-RF 120 Alexander N/A N/A Refine High-Level Magic from other Magic.
Med LV Up 120 Alexander Med Data N/A Levels up medicine.
Card Mod 80 Quezacotl N/A N/A Refine items from cards.

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