Stiltzkin makes his initial appearance in Final Fantasy IX, wearing a leopard skin hood and carrying a bag full of supplies.
During Vivi's exploration of Alexandria at the start of the story, he meets Stiltzkin while being introduced to the save feature. During the story, the player meets Stiltzkin numerous times and he always has things to say and things to sell.
Stiltzkin sends letters to the other moogles throughout Gaia the player can read via Mognet. These letters usually bring the player up to speed with the goings on of minor characters during the story.
Stiltzkin offers to sell the group three items for a set price. He claims the gil he obtains from these purchases enables him to continue his journey, but regardless of whether one buys the items or not he continues to travel and sell the items at each location. Therefore it is not mandatory to buy the items if one wants to keep meeting Stiltzkin.
Stiltzkin will give the party a Ribbon if the party purchases all of his items in the North American and European versions of Final Fantasy IX, but does not do this in the original Japanese version. The Ribbon Stiltzkin gives in the North American and European versions does not award the player any Treasure Points, which means the Japanese, North American and European versions have the same total number of collectible Treasure Points.
If the player's inventory is full of any one item on Stiltzkin's item pack, he will not sell the items to the party. Ex. if the player already has 99 Ethers, Stiltzkin won't sell his item pack that contains Ethers unless the player discards an Ether from the inventory.
|Burmecia||Soft, Hi-Potion, Ether||333|
|Cleyra||Ether, Hi-Potion, Phoenix Pinion||444|
|Fossil Roo||Phoenix Pinion, Remedy, Ether||555|
|Conde Petie Mountain Path||Magic Tag, Tent, Ether||666|
|Alexandria (Disc 3)||Phoenix Pinion, Hi-Potion, Elixir||777|
|Oeilvert||Hi-Potion, Emerald, Elixir||888|
|Bran Bal||Diamond, Ether, Elixir||2,222|
|Alexandria (Disc 4)||Moonstone, Ruby, Elixir||5,555|
Stiltzkin is referenced in the Brain Blast quiz game, playable at Academia 4XX AF. The question goes: What company became famous for their sales copy 'It's moggle o'clock, it's time to enjoy moogle bread?' and the answer is "Stiltzkin's Bakery".
Stiltzkin makes an appearance in every installment of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series to date, so far appearing in Crystal Chronicles, Ring of Fates, My Life as a King, Echoes of Time, My Life as a Darklord, and The Crystal Bearers.
Much like in his original appearance, he is a traveling moogle, trying to learn more about the world. However, in this subseries, he is not a vendor, but instead acts as a tutor for the basics of fighting at the start of every game.
Stiltzkin appears as a NPC who sends mail to the player about his adventures through the Mognet. A set of special Friend Cards named after Stiltzkin are obtainable as one of the rewards from Mognet. The characters he uses on his Friend Cards are Warrior of Light, Onion Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Garland, Golbez, Cloud of Darkness, and Exdeath. The messages on them also mention his infamous job as a traveler.
In Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, Mog assumes three alter egos. One of them is Merchant Hero X, whose mask contains the same patterns as Stiltzkin's cap and wears a back bag like him.