- “A world of monsters. Many works of art and epics about the moon throughout history are evidence of its mystical powers.”
- —FFVIII Info Corner
The moon orbits the planet in Final Fantasy VIII. Monsters originate from the moon, brought down to the planet during the event known as the Lunar Cry. It is possible that this happens when the moon is in its closest position to the planet. The Crystal Pillar is also believed to have come from the moon.
The moon's importance to the plot of Final Fantasy VIII is heralded a great many times before its true nature as the source of monsters is revealed. Many of the backgrounds are from an angle where the moon is prominent in the sky, even during the day.
- The positions of the craters of this moon are the same of those of the moon of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Both are based on the real moon. The big crater in the middle is Mare Crisium.
- In the ending FMV, right before the words The End appear, Balamb Garden is shown against the moon, and the moon's face displays Griever's silhouette.