Head Gear (Hats and Helmets)
Equipment Type

A full list of the Head Gear, including Hats and Helmets, available in Final Fantasy IX. Other armor and equipment types can be found by checking out the index here: Armor / Equipment index.


Straw Hat
Description:
“Provides a southern, tropical feel.”

Effect:
(None)

Abilities:
(None)

Equipped By:
All Characters

Where to find it:
Side Quest:
· Chocobo Dive Spots

Leather Hat
Description:
“Not a suitable item to wear in combat.”

Effect:
Magic Defense: 6

Abilities:
Fire

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Dali
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)

Stolen From:
· Steiner

Treasure:
· Evil Forest

Feather Hat
Description:
“Hat that raises Spirit.”

Effect:
Raises Wind Elem-Atk.
Spirit: 1
Magic Defense: 7

Abilities:
Add Status
Bright Eyes

Equipped By:
Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Dali
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)

Steepled Hat
Description:
“Hats worn by mages.”

Effect:
Strength: 1
Magic Defense: 9

Abilities:
Protect

Equipped By:
Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Lindblum (Disc 1)
· Burmecia
· Summit Station
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)

Stolen From:
· Black Waltz 2
· Black Waltz 3

Magus Hat
Description:
“Hat suited for mages.”

Effect:
Raises Ice Elem-Atk.
Magic Defense: 10

Abilities:
Slow

Equipped By:
Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Burmecia
· Summit Station
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)
· Cleyra
· Lindblum (Disc 2)

Stolen From:
· Gizamaluke

Treasure:
· Gizamaluke’s Grotto

Bandana
Description:
“Mysterious bandana that makes you light-footed.”

Effect:
Spirit: 1
Speed: 1
Evasion: 2
Magic Defense: 12

Abilities:
Insomniac
Man Eater

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Treno (Disc 2)
· Cleyra
· Lindblum (Disc 2)
· Fossil Roo
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)

Mage’s Hat
Description:
“Hat that holds magic powers.”

Effect:
Raises Holy/Shadow Elem-Atk.
Magic: 1
Magic Defense: 14

Abilities:
Fira
Loudmouth

Equipped By:
Dagger, Eiko, Quina and Vivi

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Cleyra
· Lindblum (Disc 2)
· Fossil Roo
· Daguerreo (Disc 4)
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)

Ritual Hat
Description:
“Hat worn for ceremonies and festivals in Conde Petie.”

Effect:
Strength: 1
Defense: 1
Magic Defense: 16

Abilities:
Bright Eyes
Counter
Undead Killer

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Conde Petie
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)
· Madain Sari
· Treno (Disc 3 and 3)

Lamia’s Tiara
Description:
“Tiara worn by Lamia.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Wind damage halved.
Magic: 1
Spirit: 1
Magic Defense: 17

Abilities:
Clear Headed
Confuse
Float

Equipped By:
Dagger, Eiko, Freya and Quina

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Conde Petie
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)
· Madain Sari
· Treno (Disc 3 and 4)
· Alexandria
· Daguerreo (Disc 4)

Treasure:
· Fossil Roo

Twist Headband
Description:
“Headband that raises Strength.”

Effect:
Raises Earth Elem-Atk.
Strength: 1
Magic Defense: 17

Abilities:
Add Status
Gamble Defense

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Alexandria
· Treno (Disc 3 and 4)
· Lindblum (Disc 3 and 4)
· Daguerreo (Disc 3)

Mantra Band
Description:
“Draws on hidden strength.”

Effect:
Magic: 1
Spirit: 1
Defense: 1
Magic Defense: 19

Abilities:
Antibody
HP+20%

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Oeilvert Mogshop
· Desert Palace Mogshop
· Lindblum (Disc 3 and 4)

Dark Hat
Description:
“Old hat, steeped in legend.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Ice damage nullified.
Magic Defense: 21

Abilities:
High Tide
Jelly

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Oeilvert
· Desert Palace
· Lindblum (Disc 3 and 4)

Green Beret
Description:
“Improves movement.”

Effect:
Speed: 1
Strength: 1
Magic Defense: 23

Abilities:
Ability Up
Clear Headed

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Oeilvert
· Desert Palace

Red Hat
Description:
“Dark-red hat.”

Effect:
Raises Fire Elem-Atk.
Defense: 1
Magic Defense: 26

Abilities:
Cover
MP Attack

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Ipsen’s Castle
· Esto Gaza (after reaching the Desert Palace)

Treasure:
· Mount Gulug

Black Hood
Description:
“Hood from a foreign land.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Fire/Thunder/Water damage halved.
Magic Defense: 27

Abilities:
Accuracy+
Death
Locomotion

Equipped By:
Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Esto Gaza (after reaching the Desert Palace)

Adaman Hat
Description:
“Extremely durable hat.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Thunder damage nullified.
Defense: 3
Magic Defense: 33

Abilities:
Gamble Defense
HP+20%

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Bran Bal
· Daguerreo (Disc 4)

Coronet
Description:
“Coronet that radiates a mysterious light.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Wind damage nullified.
Defense: 1
Magic Defense: 35

Abilities:
-

Equipped By:
All Characters

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Daguerreo
· Bran Bal

Treasure:
· Terra

Flash Hat
Description:
“Holy hat.”

Effect:
Raises Thunder/Holy Elem-Atk.
Speed: 1
Evasion: 2
Magic Defense: 37

Abilities:
Beast Killer
Eye 4 Eye

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Bran Bal
· Daguerreo (Disc 4)

Holy Miter
Description:
“Holy hat.”

Effect:
Magic: 1
Spirit: 2
Magic Defense: 39

Abilities:
Body Temp
Insomniac

Equipped By:
Dagger, Eiko, Quina and Vivi

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Black Mage Village (Disc 4)

Side Quest:
· Chocographs

Treasure:
· Pandemonium

Golden Skullcap
Description:
“Known for providing great defense.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Earth damage halved.
Raises Water Elem-Atk.
Defense: 2
Magic Defense: 47

Abilities:
Locomotion
Power Up

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Synthesized:
· Black Mage Village (Disc 4)

Circlet
Description:
“Circlet protected by magic.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Earth damage nullified.
Magic Defense: 51

Abilities:
Clear Headed
Jelly

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Side Quest:
· Chocographs
· Knight’s House Monster Challenge

Synthesized:
· Black Mage Village (Disc 4)

Rubber Helm
Description:
“Helm worn by solider trainees.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Thunder damage halved.
Magic Defense: 5

Abilities:
Minus Strike

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Dali
· Summit Station

Treasure:
· Evil Forest
· Theater Ship

Bronze Helm
Description:
“Helm worn by soldier trainees.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Thunder damage halved.
Magic Defense: 6

Abilities:
Bug Killer

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Dali

Iron Helm
Description:
“Helm made of iron.”

Effect:
Spirit: 1
Magic Defense: 7

Abilities:
Bright Eyes
Level Up

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Lindblum (Disc 1)
· Summit Station

Stolen From:
· Plant Brain

Treasure:
· Dali

Mythril Helm
Description:
“Helm made of mythril.”

Effect:
Raises Holy Elem-Atk.
Spirit: 1
Magic Defense: 11

Abilities:
Antibody
Insomniac

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Cleyra
· Alexandria
· Lindblum (Disc 2)
· Esto Gaza (prior to reaching the Desert Palace)
· Fossil Roo
· Treno (Disc 3 and 4)

Gold Helm
Description:
“Helm made of gold.”

Effect:
Magic: 1
Magic Defense: 13

Abilities:
Clear Headed
Mental Break
Reis’s Wind

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Alexandria
· Treno (Disc 3 and 4)
· Oeilvert
· Desert Palace
· Lindblum (Disc 3 and 4)

Stolen From:
· Antlion

Diamond Helm
Description:
“Helm made of diamond.”

Effect:
Spirit: 1
Magic Defense: 20

Abilities:
Accuracy+
Insomniac

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Daguerreo (Disc 3)
· Ipsen’s Castle

Platinum Helm
Description:
“Helm made of platinum.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Ice damage halved.
Magic Defense: 23

Abilities:
Restore HP
Stone Killer

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Bran Bal
· Daguerreo (Disc 4)

Kaiser Helm
Description:
“Helm that raises Strength and Magic.”

Effect:
Strength: 1
Magic: 1
Magic Defense: 26

Abilities:
Eye 4 Eye

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Daguerreo (Disc 4)

Genji Helmet
Description:
“Very famous brand of helmet.”

Effect:
Defense: 2
Magic: 2
Magic Defense: 29

Abilities:
HP+20%

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Side Quest:
· Chocobo Mountain Cracks

Stolen From:
· Kraken

Grand Helm
Description:
“The greatest helmet.”

Effect:
Speed: 1
Magic Defense: 33

Abilities:
High Tide

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Stolen From:
· Tiamat

Synthesized:
· Black Mage Village (Disc 4)

Headgear
Description:
“Wearing it will make you popular.”

Effect:
Elem-Def: Water damage halved.
Defense: 2
Magic Defense: 6

Abilities:
Undead Killer

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Lindblum (Disc 1 and 2)
· Burmecia
· Summit Station
· Black Mage Village (Disc 2 and 3)

Golden Hairpin
Description:
“Hairpin that holds magic powers.”

Effect:
Raises Water Elem-Atk.
Magic: 1
Magic Evasion: 2
Magic Defense: 32

Abilities:
Auto-Regen
Loudmouth

Equipped By:
Amarant, Dagger, Eiko, Quina, Vivi and Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Daguerreo
· Ipsen’s Castle

Stolen From:
· Meltigemini

Treasure:
· Mount Gulug

Barbut
Description:
“Headgear that raises Spirit.”

Effect:
Spirit: 2
Magic Defense: 9

Abilities:
Alert
Dragon Killer

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Burmecia
· Summit Station
· Treno (Disc 2)
· Alexandria (Disc 3 and 4)

Cross Helm
Description:
“Helm that raises Strength.”

Effect:
Strength: 1
Magic Defense: 16

Abilities:
Devil Killer
MP Attack

Equipped By:
Freya and Steiner

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Oeilvert
· Esto Gaza (after reaching the Desert Palace)
· Esto Gaza
· Ipsen’s Castle

Thief Hat
Description:
“Hats for thieves.”

Effect:
Speed: 2
Evasion: 3
Magic Defense: 38

Abilities:
Long Reach
Lucky Seven
Mug

Equipped By:
Zidane

Where to find it:
Purchased:
· Black Mage Village (Disc 4)