- “Tceles Nottub Hsad. Swish-swish-aroo!”
- —Matoya's brooms
Matoya's Cave (マトーヤの洞窟, Matōya no Dōkutsu?) is a location in the original Final Fantasy. It is the abode of the witch Matoya, and is located northeast of Cornelia. Matoya is not the sole inhabitant of the cave; a number of self-animated brooms also dwell here. They sweep the floors endlessly, and if the player attempts to converse with them, they will chant a short song which is an inverted hint at the button input needed to access the World Map.
After defeating Astos, the Warriors of Light receive Matoya's missing eye. Matoya rewards them with a Jolt Potion for finding her eye, and then decides that the party is too ugly to keep around. Also, Matoya is Lukhan's grandmother.
- Main article: Matoya's Cave (Theme)
Matoya's Cave has its own eponymous theme, which plays in several other locations of the game as well.
One of the Wonders discovered in a Errand is Matoya's Cave. Its description is "the cave where the magician Matoya who served the ancient kingdom of Ronka lived. She was well liked by the people, but after creating a demon, she was feared as a sorcerer." In the PlayStation version, Matoya was mistranslated as being a man; this was corrected in the PSP version.
Matoya's Cave has an equivalent location in World B, the North Sanctuary Gateway. It is most notably where the player begins the Prologue of Treachery of the Gods, the first storyline of the game. Chapter 5 of Treachery of the Gods and Chapter 1 of Light to All also begin here.
Matoya's Cave appears in a Field Music Sequence.