- “Great people here! You can trust everything they say!”
- —Lying Person
Zozo (ゾゾ, Zozo?) is a town in Final Fantasy VI. It is a den of thieves and criminals, and is constantly caught in a downpour of rain. Zozo has the distinction of being one of the only actively-populated towns in any Final Fantasy game where the player can be attacked by randomly-encountered enemies. Other such cities include Fynn in Final Fantasy II and Ur in Final Fantasy III.
Zozo was founded by the lower-class citizens of Jidoor to the south, and criminals in Zozo sometimes drift back to the city looking for work and targets to steal from. Zozo has signs that indicate it has shops, such as a weapon store sign, an inn sign, and so forth, but no shops can be found here.
The party first arrives at Zozo while searching for Terra. They find her on top of the tallest tower, where she is being cared for by Ramuh. Locke asks Ramuh many questions about Terra, and Ramuh tells him the history of the relationship between espers and humans. Ramuh then asks Locke to rescue Maduin and the other espers from the Magitek Research Facility, as they can help Terra. Locke agrees to go, and takes Celes with him. He later returns with the espers, and after speaking with the spirit of Maduin, her father, Terra is able to return to normal.
In the World of Ruin, the party follows a carrier pigeon to Zozo from a young woman named Lola in Maranda, as Cyan has been sending her letters pretending they are from her boyfriend in Mobliz. The man wandering outside the "Inn" building will sell the player Rust Rid for 1000 gil, allowing them to dissolve the rust on the door above the "Cafe" sign, opening the path to Mt. Zozo. Zozo notably keeps the same random encounters as before in the World of Balance, as opposed to the monsters of most other locations who become stronger.
Quests and GuidesEdit
The Chainsaw ClockEdit
The door marked with the "Inn" sign contains a clock that has stopped, and the player is prompted to set the hands to the proper time. The player can discover the correct time by speaking to everyone in town; since everyone in Zozo lies except for the man just outside the Inn, they will all tell the player what time it is not, and by process of elimination the player can discover the correct time: 6:10:50. Setting the hands to the right time reveals a secret staircase atop which lies the Chainsaw, one of Edgar's strongest Tools.
Notably, there is a mistake in one of the clues. One townsperson claims that the second hand of his watch points to four (20), while another says that the seconds are divisible by 20 (20 or 40). However, this means that two people are dismissing 20, which is entirely unnecessary, and means that no one dismisses 10. The former townsperson should instead be saying that his watch's second hand points to two. However, there is a clock in the "Weapon Shop" which if "talked to" says that its hand is pointing to 2.
- Ether x2
- Phoenix Down
- Burning Fist
- Hermes Sandals
- Brigand's Glove
- The Magicite Kirin
- The Magicite Ramuh
- The Magicite Siren
- The Magicite Cait Sith
In the streets
|"Slam Shuffle" from Final Fantasy VI|
|Trouble with the audio sample?|
"Slam Shuffle" is Zozo's background theme.