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Sidequests are optional, mostly non-storyline objectives the player can undertake. They have been predominant throughout the series. Sidequests can range from something as small as an errand or finding an item, to something as big as traveling the world for various objectives or fighting superbosses. Several sidequests involve getting powerful magic, summons, or equipment.

SidequestsEdit

Final FantasyEdit

I The sidequests were mostly about increasing party members' capabilities.

Final Fantasy IIEdit

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Final Fantasy IIIEdit

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Mognet sidequest requires WiFi.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

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Namingway is a sidequest (3D).

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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  • The player can find tails to exchange with the Tail Collector on the True Moon for powerful equipment. Adamantite can also be found and traded with Tradingway in the same location.
  • During Palom's Tale, the player can buy other membership cards to reach more levels of the club at Troia. This can earn the player Leonora's only whip, and the Black Tail.
  • Challenge Dungeons.
  • Omega and Lord Dragon are optional superbosses, and can earn the player the Hero Shield and Ragnarok after defeating them, respectively.
  • It's possible to miss some of the Eidolons in the Gathering Tale, which doesn't make them all necessary to advance further in the game. For example, Shiva can be killed by accident during the battle with her. The Chocobo is also a hidden Eidolon.

Final Fantasy VEdit

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Omega Weapon is a recurring boss and sidequest.

  • Odin - The player may challenge Odin to obtain him as an optional summon. This can be done in Merged World after climbing through Jachol Cave into the locked room in Castle of Bal.
  • Syldra - The player may obtain the optional summon Syldra in the Merged World by returning to the Pirates' Hideout.
  • Catoblepas - Can be done in Galuf's World. The player may head to the northernmost area (must have access to the submarine to get to the area) and attempt to fight and defeat Catoblepas to obtain as an optional summon.
  • Shiva - In Bartz's World, the player may attempt to defeat and obtain Shiva as an optional summon once they are able to go to Walse Castle and go through the hidden tower.
  • Bahamut - The player may return to North Mountain in Merged World to fight and obtain Bahamut as an optional summon.
  • Phoenix Tower - In Merged World, the player may return to the desert surrounding North Mountain and head to the far southwest to reach Phoenix Tower, which comprises of 30 floors. At the top, they may obtain the optional summon Phoenix.
  • Fork Tower - After completing the Pyramid of Moore, the player may attempt to go to Fork Tower to obtain the spells Flare and Holy.
  • Istory Falls - The player may attempt to obtain a Lithograph as well as attempt to obtain the optional summon Leviathan.
  • Great Sea Trench - The player may attempt to obtain a Lithograph as well as obtain the powerful spell Meteor.
  • Gil Cave - Can only be done in Galuf's World. The player may attempt to obtain lots of gil, as well as fight the optional boss Gil Turtle.
  • Sunken Walse Tower - In Merged World, the player may attempt to reach and fight Famed Mimic Gogo to obtain the optional job class Mime.
  • Omega and Shinryu - The player may attempt to fight and defeat Omega and Shinryu in the Interdimensional Rift. Shinryu gives the Ragnarok and Dragon Seal, while Omega gives the Omega Badge.
  • Boco - In Merged World, the player may attempt to go around the world with Boco to obtain the Magic Lamp, as well as win a Mirage Vest from a man in Phantom Village.
  • Carbuncle - The player may seek out and defeat Carbuncle in Castle Exdeath to obtain it as an optional summon.
  • Ramuh - In Bartz's World, the player may fight around Istory in the forest to attempt to defeat and obtain Ramuh as an optional summon.
  • Golem - In Drakenvale, the player may help Golem by defeating the enemies attacking it to obtain it as an optional summon.
  • Sealed Temple

Final Fantasy VIEdit

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Gilgamesh was added for the Game Boy Advance port.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

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Yuffie is an optional character.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

FFVIIDoC The only major sidequest is collecting G Reports to unlock the secret ending. There are the Extra Missions, which can be accessed from the main menu and are completely optional.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

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Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

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The superboss Minerva can be fought in one of the missions.

  • Missions - There are 300 missions the player can participate in and takes the majority of the gameplay should the player participate in them all. These are mostly in and under Midgar.
  • Building a flower cart for Aerith.
  • Seven Wonders of Nibelheim.
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Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

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Mr. Monkey is part of the Obel Lake sidequest.

  • Triple Triad is a card-playing minigame of which the player can attempt to collect all cards. Many other sidequests are also card-related.
    • Card Queen - The player must lose various, specific cards to the Card Queen and follow her around the world to challenge various, specific people for rare cards.
    • CC Group - Another Triple Triad sidequest that takes place after Balamb Garden is mobile, the player may find and play the various group members inside Balamb Garden to win rare cards.
    • PuPu - A mysterious extraterrestrial being whose flying saucer the player can spot before meeting the alien itself and appease it to get its Triple Triad card.
    • Chocobo Forests - Locations around the world map where the player can solve puzzles to gain access to riding a chocobo. If the player completes all of the forests they can get a chicobo card.
  • Obel Lake - The player may attempt to solve the riddle of Obel Lake to win a few special items, such as the Luck-J Scroll and Three Stars.
  • Master Fisherman - As the player visits Fishermans Horizon the first time, they can partake in the Master Fisherman sidequest by returning to him rather than going back to the Garden when Irvine joins Squall's party.
  • Shumi Village - Once the player has access to the mobile Garden, the player may attempt to head to the far north and enter the village to complete two errand quests for a few powerful items. The player can return once they have the Ragnarok to see the statue completed.
  • Winhill - The player has to fix a rich man's vase for a reward.
  • Dollet - The player can find an artist whose paintings point out the location of a dog that gives out items.
  • Centra Ruins - The player may attempt to reach the top of the Centra Ruins to challenge and defeat Odin to obtain him as an optional GF. In addition, the player may attempt to challenge and defeat the Tonberry King by defeating around 18+ Tonberries to obtain the Tonberry GF.
  • Deep Sea Research Center - Once the player has access to the Ragnarok, the player may enter this optional area to fight and obtain the GF Bahamut, as well as return afterwards and try to reach and defeat the optional boss Ultima Weapon, from whom the player may draw the GF Eden from.
  • Diablos - The player may attempt to fight and obtain the GF Diablos as an optional GF after using the Magic Lamp.
  • Brothers - An optional Guardian Force obtained from the Tomb of the Unknown King.
  • Cerberus - When infiltrating Galbadia Garden, the player may attempt to fight and defeat Cerberus to obtain him as an optional GF.
  • Jumbo Cactuar - The player may attempt to defeat the Jumbo Cactuar to obtain Cactuar as an optional GF.
  • Doomtrain - A hidden Guardian Force residing inside the Solomon Ring. The player needs to collect a set of items to release it.
  • Omega Weapon - The player may attempt to summon and defeat the superboss Omega Weapon at the final dungeon.
  • Zell's love quest with the Library Girl with a Pigtail - Visiting the Balamb Garden library at different times triggers scenes involving Zell and a girl in the library committee, who will gift Zell a Combat King magazine at the Balamb Hotel if the player stays there later.
  • Big Bad Rascal - a boy in Balamb town who idolizes Zell and can surreptitiously gift him a Spd Up.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

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The jump rope sidequest.

  • Tetra Master - A card game the player can play against most NPCs. There are various smaller quests in obtaining all the cards as well.
  • Jump rope - Vivi or Eiko can play the jump rope game with the girls in Alexandria.
  • Mognet - The player can deliver letters between moogles.
  • Morrid's coffee - Morrid resides at the Observatory Mountain near Dali and rewards the party if they bring him three rare varieties of coffee.
  • Friendly enemies - Friendly monsters that ask for jewels are encountered all around the world. Appeasing them all yields good AP, a prize, and makes the superboss Ozma susceptible to regular attacks.
  • Ragtime Mouse - A mysterious pop quiz that happens during random encounters in forests. After all questions have been asked, Ragtime Mouse vets the player's success and rewards them accordingly.
  • Chocobo Hot and Cold - The player may attempt this sidequest by digging up Chocographs in the various Chocobo Forests, as well as Chocobo's Lagoon, and searching out the various treasures in the world, as well as opening up the entrance to Mognet Central.
  • Frog catching - With Quina in the party, the player can catch frogs at Qu's Marshes for various rewards and to eventually fight an optional boss.
  • In Gizamaluke's Grotto, there is a moogle who wants Kupo Nuts. Bringing him more Kupo Nuts yields various small rewards.
  • Tantarian - During the escape from Alexandria Castle, or right after returning to Alexandria from the Outer Continent, the player may go to the library to challenge and defeat the optional boss Tantarian.
  • Treno Auction House - The player can bid money to win various auction goods. Some can be sold to the nobility of Treno for more than what the player spent at the auction house.
  • Racing Hippaul - After the party returns to Alexandria from the Outer Continent, the player can race Hippaul as Vivi for rewards.
  • Southern Tropical Outfits - a set of joke equipment the player can gain.
  • Chocobo's Air Garden - The player, after getting the gold chocobo, may attempt to challenge and defeat the superboss Ozma.
  • Chocobo's Paradise - After Choco can fly, the player can find the Chocobo's Paradise and talk with the Fat Chocobo. Chocobos here give hints to hidden treasures found around the world map. The player can also partake in a quest that involves visiting every beach in the world.
  • Mognet Central - The player may attempt to give all letters to each specific moogle in the world for a key item.
  • Hades - At the end of the game, in the water room in Memoria, the player may attempt to fight and defeat the superboss Hades, which allows the player access to the best Synthesis Shop.
  • Lost family sidequest - When Memoria is accessible, the player can return to the Tantalus Theater Troupe hideout in Lindblum after every check point inside Memoria, to reunite the Nero family.
  • Treasure Hunter Rank - Talking to the four-armed man in Daguerreo reveals the party's Treasure Hunter Rank. Getting the best rank by finding the most treasure yields a trophy item.

Final Fantasy XEdit

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Remiem Temple allows the player to obtain optional aeons, the Magus Sisters.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

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Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI There are many sidequests, some specific to jobs (e.g. Artifact Quests) with others providing a certain spell or other reward. Unlike missions, most quests are standalone and only some form a series.

Quests are divided into nine categories:

  • San d'Oria - quests in the Kingdom of San d'Oria.
  • Bastok - quests in the Republic of Bastok.
  • Windurst - quests in the Federation of Windurst.
  • Jeuno - quests in the Grand Duchy of Jeuno.
  • Other - quests in remote areas such as Mhaura, Selbina, and most Chains of Promathia areas.
  • Outland - quests in the Outlands areas (Rise of the Zilart).
  • Aht Urhgan - quests in the Empire of Aht Urhgan and elsewhere in the Near East (Treasures of Aht Urhgan).
  • Crystal War - quests during the Shadowreign era (Wings of the Goddess).
  • Abyssea - quests in the new Abyssea add-on packs.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

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Hunts.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

FFXIIRW There are several missions that are not required to complete the game. Most of them are to collect extra summon Espers such as Bahamut.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

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  • Missions - When the player reaches Gran Pulse in Chapter 11, Missions are available that operate much like Hunts in Final Fantasy XII. Certain points are spread out on the field used to accept Missions, and how well the player does in them is denoted by a rank.
  • Achievements/Trophies - The player can opt to get all of the achievements (Xbox 360) or trophies (PlayStation 3). While offering no in-game rewards, these will give the player more gamerscore and new gamer pictures.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

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  • Fragments – Across the timeline, Fragments are diffused crystals containing bits on the various subjects. While some are storyline-related, finding all of them depends on the player.
  • Live Trigger – Depending on the player's choices different items may be obtained near the end of the story bit of each location.
  • Cinematic Actions – The player can cooperate with the game during special scenes called "Cinematic Actions", which depending on the player's performance may grant bonus items.
  • Serendipity – The casino imprisoned in the Void Beyond, Serendipity offers various minigames for the player. A Fragment can be earned in the Slots minigame.
  • Achievements/Trophies – The player can opt to get all of the achievements (Xbox 360) or trophies (PlayStation 3). While offering no in-game rewards, these will give the player more gamerscore and new gamer pictures.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

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  • Quests – Lightning takes on quests to obtain new items, gil and increased stats. Completing these quests also gives Eradia to prolong the world's time. Some quests are mandatory for the progression of the storyline.
  • Canvas of Prayers - Lightning can complete quests off the Canvas of Prayers board. These do not add Eradia, but do give items, gil, and increase stats.
  • Soul seeds - Lightning can give soul seeds to certain merchants to learn of their story.
  • Ultimate Lair - Completing enough quests will unlock the extra day, giving Lightning access to the Ultimate Lair. Within the lair, Lightning can battle each of the Last Ones unless they were already defeated. On the last floor of the Lair, the superboss, Ereshkigal, can be fought.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

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Sidequest is an in-game term used to refer to all quests not related to the main scenario, guild tasks, class / job quests or companies quests, etc. Most of these quests are standalone and only some form a series. All sidequests require a minimum level, and some also require specific classes (or just particular type of Discipline).

When all requirements to 'unlock' a sidequest are met, a small "!" appears above the issuing NPC's head and on the map when the player is close enough.

Sidequests and regular quests give a certain amount of Experience Points upon completion, as well as other rewards such as gil or items. Some quests, like Beast Tribes, are repeatable; these are marked by a circular icon instead of an "!" mark.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Cid upgrades Noctis's Engine Blade.

The game features various optional content. The player can start hunts in restaurants and run various errands to various quest-givers:

The artist in Altissia will draw a portrait of the party when approached, and the player can find other portraits she has made around Lucis. There is no particular reward for doing this, however, apart from photos of the drawings.

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Prompto meets Cindy on a tour quest.

Tours are quests that activate when camping at the correct haven with the full party. The player can find drivers whose cars have broken down and help them, and help out injured hunters who call for help in various rural spots. The player can find map pieces in Leide that point to the location of the next treasure. Prompto Argentum takes photos and when something catches his eye his request becomes a quest. Some of the imperial bases are also optional, the last one being unlocked in Chapter 15.

Fishing is a minigame the player can play in various fishing spots. The player can race chocobos at the track near Wiz Chocobo Post.

There are optional dungeons scattered across Lucis, many of them containing royal arms.

There are also superbosses the party can slay: Adamantoise, Ayakashi, Bilröst, Naglfar and MA-X Angelus-0.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

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  • After completing chapter 3, the player can visit Port City of Warjilis to witness a cutscene. Midlight's Deep will be unlocked on the map leading to a new island. Midlight's Deep has the best equipment, but also contains the toughest creatures. Midlight's Deep consists of 10 levels. After completing the first 9 levels, the tenth will be the home to a special auracite. The final boss is Elidibus who transforms into a Lucavi. A creature named Byblos helps the player fight and later joins the party.
  • There are various secret characters that can join the player's party.
    • After leaving the Orbonne Monastery in Chapter 3, Ramza encounters Luso being chased by Behemoths in Zeklaus Desert.
    • Balthier - After defeating Meliadoul in Chapter 4, the player must check the rumors "Rash of Thefts" and "A Call For Guards", the player must go to Dorter, after winning the battle, the player can recruit Balthier in their party. Available only in the remake.
    • In Chapter 4, the party can return to the Clockwork City of Goug, where Mustadio's father has found Construct 8. Ramza must recruit Beowulf Cadmus from the Royal City of Lesalia and take him to the coal mine in the Mining Town of Gollund. After they save Reis Duelar, Ramza will obtain the auracite necessary to activate Construct 8.
    • After Ramza has defeated Zalmour Lucianada for the second time, Mustadio's father will come up with a dimensional portal device, but cannot activate it. A rumor will circulate about Zeltennia Castle. After hearing it, Ramza can journey to Nelveska Temple and defeat Construct 7. Reis will revert to human form and Ramza will gain another auracite. Taking it to Besrudio will summon Cloud, who will run off.
    • On the way to Limberry Castle, Ramza must buy a flower from a flower girl in the Trade City of Sal Ghidos. When Ramza's group sets foot on Sal Ghidos again, they see Cloud attempt to save the girl from thugs. After helping Cloud he will join the party, but will be unable to use his Limit Break skills without the Materia Blade, which is at the top of the tall pillar in Mount Bervenia.
  • Tynar Rouge - The player must keep Mustadio, Agrias, Alicia and Lavian in their party and land in a non-castle city in Agrias's birthday to get the accessory. Available only in the remake.
  • Bremondt Freitberg - After completing the battles in Mullonde in Chapter 4, the player must go to Lionel Castle to trigger a scene between Reis and Beowulf, in which Reis will be kidnapped. There will be then two battles, the second being fought against Celebrant Bremondt, and the player's reward will be a Zeus Mace and other items gifted by Beowulf.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

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  • Shara - The player must complete "A Maiden's Cry", a dispatch mission. After the mission is completed, the player must head to the Pub to talk with Shara, the maiden that was screaming. It was shown that Shara, who has a fear of bugs, cried because of an antlion larvae.
  • Moogle Bride - It involves Montblanc receiving a love letter from Mogumi, a townsgirl. This "Mogumi" asked Montblanc to come to Materiwood. But after the clan arrives at Materiwood, it was actually a trick set up by Reaker, the leader of Clan Rose.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

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  • Montblanc - The player must recruit him by completing mission "Wanted: Friends, Kupo!". This mission is unlocked after the player obtains the Scion Gigas Pendant, Earrings of the Dead, and Pin of Order items.
  • A Bride for Montblanc is the sidequest of "Wanted: Friends, Kupo!". It is similar to "Moogle Bride" from Tactics Advance, but with a different petitioner named "Cois".
  • Brightmoon Tor

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

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The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

FFL A number of smaller "worlds" are available branching off of the Tower. Many of these worlds and areas are occupied by former adventurers and pilgrims that believe they have found Paradise, the game's central objective. Searching them can give the player a small number of items, up to an including a N.Bomb and Xclbr.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFL2 The only sidequest is Nasty Dungeon, this challenging dungeon contains valuable and powerful treasures that is well worth the player's effort to try and get them.

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

FFL3 Sidequests are mostly about finding stronger and non-buyable weapons, armor, or accessories, and as well as optional key items.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

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Bravely Default Edit

BD Sub-scenarios are indicated by blue markers on the world map, and allow the player to seek out members of the Eternian Forces and challenge them to battle. Upon defeating them in battle for the first time, the player will be rewarded with new asterisks.

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

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  • Barter Sub-Scenario System, a revamped version of sidequests from the first game. It focuses on Edea solving disputes between asterisk holders, which rewards asterisks as well as further that character's quest chain and side of the story.
  • Fort-Lune Reconstruction sidequest

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

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  • The player can acquire tails from various enemies and exchange them with a gnome in the Moogle Cave to acquire powerful weapons.
  • The Memorist job can be powered up by collecting 46 memories throughout the world and customizing the class's stats with them.
  • Earth Eater, Elder Dragon, Talos - The player can acquire three unique items (Moogle Charm, Reflect Bangle, Regen Bangle respectively) by fighting bosses hidden in shrines throughout the world.
  • Coliseum - After obtaining the airship, the coliseum northwest of Gardenia can be accessed. Fighting there can net the player with gil and rare equipment.
  • Casino - An area in Gardenia where games can be played in order to acquire coins. Coins can be traded to acquire useful equipment and decorative items.
  • Gladiator's Hall - A postgame area that features battles with three superbosses: Adamantoise, Gigantuar, and the Ω Weapon.