Series appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VIII demoEdit

Rinoa in Dollet

Rinoa appearing in the Dollet evacuation FMV.

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.

Final Fantasy VIII technical demoEdit

Rinoa and Squall dance 1

Rinoa in a PS2 tech demo.

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.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit


Theatrhythm Rinoa
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.
—Online description

Rinoa appears as a playable character in the iOS version, and must be purchased to use.

Rinoa, is part of the background movie in the Event Music Sequence, "Waltz for the Moon", dancing with Squall.

Level HP Strength Magic Agility Luck
1 209 A S B C
99 5556 A S B C
Reactive Abilities
Ability Level
Focus (Lv1) Initial
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
Proactive Abilities
Ability Level
Lance (Lv1) Initial
HP Up (Lv1) Level 5
Agility Up (Lv1) Level 10
EXP Up (Lv1) Level 25
Agility Up (Lv2) Level 35
HP Up (Lv2) Level 45
EXP Up (Lv2) Level 55
HP Up (Lv3) Level 70
Agility Up (Lv3) Level 75

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit


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 is 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.

Level CP HP Strength Magic Agility Luck Stamina Spirit
1 8 208 14 14 11 10 11 12
50 37 3591 114 111 89 79 88 92
99 50 5525 172 168 133 119 133 139
Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level
Counter (Lv1) 5 Initial
Cry (Lv1) 4 Level 5
Thoroughbred 7 Level 10
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
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level
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

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit


TFFASC Rinoa Portrait
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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF Rinoa appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


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.
—Character Description

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.

Ability Cards
Legend Cards

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit


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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit


Rinoa ATB
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.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Rinoa
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.

Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 180 8 7 12 9 8 20 20 92
10 700 20 15 37 22 20 20 20 96
20 1,279 34 24 60 37 35 20 21 101
30 1,857 48 35 81 52 49 21 21 106
40 2,436 62 46 101 67 64 21 22 112
50 3,015 76 58 120 83 78 22 22 118
60 3,593 89 70 139 98 92 23 23 124
65 3,883 96 76 148 105 100 23 23 127
70 4,172 103 82 157 113 107 23 23 130
80 4,750 117 95 175 128 121 24 24 136
RankMax: 5 3 2 1 5 2 2 3 3 3

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.


Rinoa can equip the following weapon types: daggers, rods and thrown.

She can equip the following armor types: hats, robes, light armor and bracers.

She can equip accessories.

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit


FFBE 961 Rinoa

Rinoa appears as a character and summonable vision. She retains her original appearance. She serves as a character representative from Final Fantasy VIII.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Rinoa appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game and is represented on several cards of the Wind set.

Triple TriadEdit

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.

Guest appearancesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

During the end credits of Kingdom Hearts II, Squall (going by the name Leon) receives a letter from someone, presumably Rinoa, as her trademark "angel wings" icon appears from the letter.

Itadaki StreetEdit


Rinoa, along with other Squaresoft characters from the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series, appears in Itadaki Street Special, a game that resembles Monopoly. It has only been released in Japan.

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.

Puzzle & DragonsEdit

PAD Rinoa Icon
PAD Rinoa Icon2
PAD Rinoa Icon3
PAD Rinoa's Pinwheel Icon

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."