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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 many various objectives or fighting superbosses. Several sidequests involve getting powerful magic, summons, or equipment.


Final FantasyEdit

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

Final Fantasy IIEdit


Final Fantasy IIIEdit



Mognet sidequest requires WiFi.

Final Fantasy IVEdit


Namingway FFIVDS

Namingway is a sidequest (3D).

  • Odin - The player may challenge Odin in Baron Castle once they have gone to the Feymarch. After defeating Odin in battle, the player will receive him as a summon.
  • Feymarch - Isolated on an island in magma in the Underworld. It is where the player may obtain several powerful equipment as well as the Avenger sword, and can challenge both Asura and Leviathan to a battle to obtain them as optional summons.
  • Lair of the Father - Accessed once the player can go to the moon. The player can engage Bahamut here once they have obtained Leviathan to try and obtain him as a summon.
  • Adamant Isle Grotto - Near Mythril Village, and the site of the Pink Puff Tail sidequest (and other tails in the 3D version). Bringing a Pink Puff Tail will grant an Adamant Armor to the player. Bringing the Rat Tail will grant the player an Adamantite, which can be used to obtain the Excalibur.
  • Sylph Cave - Found in the northwestern part of the underworld. The player can obtain the optional summon Sylph after they talk to Yang, return to Fabul and get the Pan, and then use the Pan on Yang. Returning the Pan to Fabul will also yield the Knife. This must be done before going to the moon for the first time.
  • Lunar Subterrane - Several optional bosses can be fought here for various powerful equipment, such as Ragnarok and Ribbon. The bosses include Dark Bahamut, Ogopogo, Lunasaur, Plague Horror, and White Dragon.
  • Lunar Ruins
  • Namingway
  • Proto-Babil
  • Geryon - After completing the 3D version in the first playthrough, the player can challenge this new boss in the "New game+" mode. It is found inside the Giant of Babil or on Mount Ordeals.
  • Whyt

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit


  • 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



Omega Weapon is a recurring boss and sidequest.

  • Odin - The player may challenge Odin to obtain him as an optional summon. This can only be done in World 3, after climbing through Jachol Cave into the locked room in Castle of Bal.
  • Syldra - The player may obtain the optional summon Syldra in World 3 by returning to the Pirate's Hideout.
  • Catoblepas - Can only be done in World 2. The player may head to the northernmost area in World 2 (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 World 1, 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 World 3 to fight and obtain Bahamut as an optional summon.
  • Phoenix Tower - In World 3, 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 - The player may attempt to obtain lots of gil, as well as attempt to fight the optional boss Gil Turtle.
  • Sunken Walse Tower - 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 you the Ragnarok and Dragon Seal, while Omega gives you the Omega Badge.
  • Boco - In World 3, 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 him 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



Gilgamesh was added for the Game Boy Advance port.

  • Deathgaze - In the World of Ruin, the player may attempt to fight and defeat Deathgaze for the Bahamut Magicite.
  • Eight legendary dragons - The player may attempt to seek out and defeat the Blue Dragon, Earth Dragon, Gold Dragon, Holy Dragon, Ice Dragon, Red Dragon, Skull Dragon, and Storm Dragon for various powerful equipment.
  • Crusader - By beating all of the Dragons (not the Dragon's Den version) and breaking their seal, the player may receive the Esper.
  • Dragons' Den - Only available in the Game Boy Advance version. The player may attempt to defeat various powerful enemies, including the powerful Kaiser Dragon and Omega Weapon.
  • Gau's father - The player may attempt to seek Gau's past by adding Gau to the party and talking to the crazy old man. It can only be done in the World of Ruin.
  • Mog -or- the Golden Hairpin - After returning Terra back to her controlled state, the player could go to Narshe for the sidequest. It involves a wild goose chase of Lone Wolf the Pickpocket up to the cliff where Valigarmanda is settled. Then the player may choose Mog or the Golden Hairpin. As they choose one, the other choice falls down the cliff, and can never be retrieved, with the exception of Mog, who could be recruited in the World of Ruin.
  • Gogo - The player may attempt to recruit Gogo by going through a secret dungeon, after being eaten by a Zone Eater.
  • Umaro - The player may attempt to fight and recruit Umaro in the World of Ruin after they have recruited Mog.
  • Leviathan can be fought by taking the ferry between South Figaro and Nikeah once the party has acquired the Falcon, but will not appear unless the party has talked to a man in South Figaro who mentions seeing a shadow while fishing.
  • Dragon's Neck Coliseum - The player may attempt to win various prizes in a 1vs1 battle. In the Game Boy Advance version, the player may also fight and defeat Gilgamesh and obtain him as an optional Esper. It is also possible to obtain Shadow here if the player did not leave him behind in the World of Balance.
  • Defeating Hidon - After obtaining both Relm and Strago in the World of Ruin and visiting Thamasa with both of them in the party, a sidequest to hunt down Hidon is started.
  • Dreamscape - When sleeping in Doma Castle with Cyan in the party, the demon Wrexsoul possesses his mind and the party must defeat him. This rewards the player with the Masamune and the Alexander magicite.
  • Soul Shrine - It becomes available after the Dragons' Den and the main story have been completed.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit



Yuffie is an optional character.

  • Turtle's Paradise sidequest - The player can get a reward from the Turtle's Paradise bar in Wutai Village if they find all its flyers posted around the world.
  • The player can partake in an optional event in Gongaga if they head there once they have the buggy. Having Tifa and Aeris in the party when talking to Zack's parents in the village also yields some additional scenes.
  • Yuffie - The player can recruit Yuffie by defeating the Mystery Ninja found in a variety of forests as early as the Junon Area, then answering the questions correctly.
  • Vincent - The player can recruit Vincent by defeating Lost Number in Shinra Manor to obtain the Key to Basement, finding his coffin, and speaking with him. The player must then go back through the caves to be stopped by Vincent asking to join the party.
  • Gold Saucer - The player can participate in various minigames, which can yield powerful equipment and items. Battle Square has the party battle monsters for rewards. Chocobo Square holds chocobo racing. Speed Square has a rail-shooter minigame. On the Wonder Square the player can replay the minigames that were part of story progression like the G-bike and snowboarding. During a story-related visit, Cloud will date a party member, and the person depends on the dialogue options and other actions the player took earlier.
  • Once the player has the buggy they can drive it into Costa del Sol to take it back to the other continent on the cargo ship to cross the river north of Junon to a cave where they find a sleeping man. The man gives the party a Mythril if the total number of battles fought ends in two matching odd numbers or zeros. After the events in Rocket Town the Mythril can be taken to the man in the cabin between the Gold Saucer and Gongaga village. Opening the box on the upper floor nets the Great Gospel, Aeris's ultimate Limit Break.
  • Wutai - Before the raid on Midgar in disc 2, the player may attempt to partake in this sidequest, in which the player must fight their way to Wutai to get their Materia back. They can also, after completing the initial sidequest, attempt the Pagoda with Yuffie to obtain various prizes, including the Leviathan Materia and Yuffie's ultimate Limit Break.
  • Gelnika - With the submarine the party can find the sunken Gelnika from the Bottom of the Sea to find dangerous monsters apt for level grinding and valuable treasures that include Cid's ultimate Limit Break.
  • Chocobo breeding - The player can breed different chocobos of varying abilities to reach Materia Caves, or to race in the Chocobo Square at the Gold Saucer. The most notable Materia Cave contains the Summon Materia Knights of the Round, which is the most powerful summon. A golden chocobo is required to access the island.
  • Kalm traveler - If the player brings the items the traveler in Kalm wants, they will be heftily rewarded.
  • Ancient Forest - The player can reach Ancient Forest either by green, black, or gold chocobo, or by defeating Ultimate Weapon. The player may then attempt to solve puzzles to obtain various powerful items, Materia and equipment.
  • Weapons - The player may attempt to fight and defeat the optional bosses Ultimate Weapon, Emerald Weapon, and Ruby Weapon for various prizes.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

FFVIIDoC The only major sidequest is the collection of 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



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

  • Missions - There are 300 missions that the player can participate in and takes the majority of the gameplay should the player participate in them all. Technically speaking, the missions are sidequests, though there are other sidequests outside them. These are mostly in and under Midgar.
  • Seven Wonders of Nibelheim.
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Final Fantasy VIIIEdit



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.
  • 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 an errand quest for a few powerful items.
  • 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.
  • 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 and obtain the Jumbo 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 lovequest 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


Jump rope

The jump rope sidequest.

Final Fantasy XEdit


Remiem Temple

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

Final Fantasy X-2Edit


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).
  • rystal War - quests during the Shadowreign era (Wings of the Goddess).
  • Abyssea - quests in the new Abyssea add-on packs.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Quests – Lightning will be able to take quests in order to obtain new items, gil and increased stats. Completing these quests also gives Eradia to Lightning 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.
  • 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.
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Final Fantasy XIVEdit


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



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:


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 Angellus-0.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit


  • After completing chapter 3, go to Port City of Warjilis. There will be a cutscene and Midlight's Deep will be unlocked on the map leading to a new island. Midlight's Deep does consist of the best equipment, but also contains the toughest creatures. Midlight's Deep consists of 10 levels which get tougher and tougher. After completing the first 9 levels, the tenth level will be the home to a special zodiac stone. The final boss in Midlight's Deep is Elidibus. Elidibus uses this special zodiac stone to transform into a Lucavi. A creature named Byblos helps the player fight and later joins the party.
  • Cloud
  • Beowulf and Reis - In Chapter 4, after doing certain errands and checking certain rumors, the player will receive Beowulf as a ally in the Mining Town of Gollund and save Reis and make her and Beowulf permanent units.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.