In the original demo of Final Fantasy VIII, Rinoa is part of the team that infiltrates Dollet and is featured in Selphie's place in the evacuation FMV. She has no Limit Break, and no spoken lines, but is the only one able to summon a Guardian Force, Leviathan.
Squall and Rinoa appear in a technical demo for the PlayStation 2 where they reenact the waltz scene from Final Fantasy VIII to showcase the console's graphics engine.
PocketStation memorycard iconsEdit
An icon sprite of Rinoa appears in the Pocket Station memorycard file manager.
As a part of the Forest Owls, Rinoa works to undermine the Galbadian government along with her fellow freedom fighters. She meets Squall when she goes to Balamb Garden to seek help for her group's plans to abduct the Galbadian president. She cannot help falling for the SeeD, yet she will find herself the unwitting inheritor of a sorceress's power, making her a liability and putting her life at risk during the war against the sorceresses.
Rinoa appears as a playable character in the iOS version of Theatrhythm, and must be purchased to use.
|Brace (Lv1)||Level 15|
|Regen (Lv1)||Level 20|
|Focus (Lv2)||Level 30|
|Regen (Lv2)||Level 40|
|Brace (Lv2)||Level 50|
|Regen (Lv3)||Level 60|
|Focus (Lv3)||Level 65|
|Brace (Lv3)||Level 80|
Rinoa's life changed forever when she sided with Timber, but she strives onward with her optimism intact. Cruel trials await her as she is dragged from one war to another, crying out endlessly for her knight to rescue her...
Rinoa returns as an unlockable character, and is unlocked by collecting Turquoise Crystal Shards.
She is a Support oriented character. Her Limit, Wishing Star, deals damage in proportion to her Magic and Agility.
|Cry (Lv1)||4||Level 5|
|Counter (Lv2)||10||Level 30|
|Wishing Star||18||Level 40|
|Cry (Lv2)||14||Level 45|
|Spare Change||15||Level 50|
|Counter (Lv3)||16||Level 70|
|Cry (Lv3)||24||Level 80|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv1)||7||Initial|
|Elegy (Lv1)||10||Level 15|
|Regen (Lv1)||12||Level 20|
|Hero's Rime (Lv1)||18||Level 25|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv2)||10||Level 35|
|Elegy (Lv2)||15||Level 55|
|Regen (Lv2)||18||Level 60|
|Hero's Rime (Lv2)||26||Level 65|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv3)||15||Level 75|
|Elegy (Lv3)||30||Level 85|
|Regen (Lv3)||30||Level 90|
|Hero's Rime (Lv3)||35||Level 95|
Rebelled against her Galbadian military father to join the Timber resistance group, The Forest Owls. A cheerful and carefree young woman who falls in love with Squall.
Rinoa appears as an ally and a summonable Legend depicted in her Final Fantasy VIII default outfit and in a wedding dress. Her abilities are Angelo Cannon, Angelo Rush and Angelo Strike. Her EX abilities are Angelo Strike, Angelo Rush, Angelo Recover and Angel Wing. In battle, Rinoa is armed with her Pinwheel.
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- Legend Cards
This vibrant young member of the Forest Owls is extremely moody after waking up.
Rinoa is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. She uses the Angelo Cannon ability during battle.
Rebelling against her father, a powerful figure in the Galbadian military, Rinoa joined the Timber resistance group known as the Forest Owls. She met Squall at the SeeD graduation party and fell in love.
Rinoa is a playable character who was first unlocked in Parade Float on Classic difficulty during the To Slay a Sorceress Challenge Event as the First Time Reward. She was also offered upon completion of the Bonus Quest, "Complete Balamb Garden 1 Elite (VIII)", and was later reissued in Broken Chains and Rains of Ruin. She occasionally appears fused with Adel as a boss.
Rinoa is a Resistance Fighter whose combat tole is Offensive Magic.
The first dedicated Black Mage and sole Summoner from her delegation, Rinoa focuses her Soul Break skills on multi-hit and area-of-effect attacks; and in so doing can be a devastating force in battle. She is slightly faster than her mentor in Edea; yet despite having higher HP, Rinoa lacks Defense and Resistance. Even so, she has a diverse skillset that can help her party in a pinch.
Rinoa can use Support skills up to rarity rank 3, Celerity skills up to rarity rank 2, Black Magic spells up to rarity rank 5, White Magic spells up to rarity rank 3, Summoning spells up to rarity rank 5, Sharpshooter abilities up to rarity rank 5, and Witch abilities up to rarity rank 5.
Her default Soul Break is Angelo Cannon, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals ranged damage to one target. The thrown Valkyrie (VIII) can grant Rinoa access to Angel Wing Bolt, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment unleashes a barrage of lightning bolts to multiple targets.
After Rinoa's level cap is increased she automatically gains the Record Materia, Angelo Recover, which when equipped grants the user with a chance to recover HP from normal attacks.
She can equip accessories.
Rinoa appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App. They have different values than her card in Final Fantasy VIII.
Rinoa reappears in this mobile-phone edition of Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Mobile. While initially not part of the player roster, she was later added on August 16, 2010, following the game's release.
Rinoa appeared in Puzzle & Dragons as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. The collaboration event happened in the North American version from 2 to 15 November, 2015. Rinoa's first form features Angelo and her final evolution depicts her as a sorceress with angel wings.
She was obtainable as a 5★ ranked unit named "Rinoa" (リノア, Rinoa?), with a healer type and a water element. In her standard evolution, she becomes a 7★ ranked unit named "Sorceress's Successor, Rinoa" (魔女の継承者・リノア, Majo no Keishōsha Rinoa?), with a healer and devil type and water and water elements. In her ultimate evolution, she becomes an 8★ ranked unit named "Pixel Rinoa" (ドット・リノア, Dotto Rinoa?), with a healer and devil type and a water element. Her enhance material was obtainable as a 5★ ranked unit named "Rinoa's Pinwheel" (リノアの円月輪, Rinoa no Engetsurin?), with a water element. It was obtained as a potential reward for defeating Ultimecia.
As a 5★ ranked unit, Rinoa wears her standard outfit while accompanied by Angelo and emitting a blue aura which forms blue angel wings on her back. Her active skill is "Hey, again." and her leader skill is "Angelo". After being evolved to her standard evolution as a 6★ ranked unit, Rinoa's eyes have become yellow and she has sprouted golden wings while producing blue magic gylphs and emitting a shimmering blue aura. Her active skill is "Hey, again." and her leader skill is "Angel Wing". After being evolved to her ultimate evolution as an 7★ ranked unit, Rinoa appears as an animated sprite version of her initial appearance. Her active skill is "Squall, don't! I'm a sorceress." and her leader skill is "Wishing Star". As a 5★ ranked unit, her enhance material appears as its standard incarnation, a blaster edge with traces of a blue aura. Its active skill is "Hey, again."