These side quests are listed in the typical order in which they would be completed during a regular play through.
Read all of the Turtle's Paradise Flyers as you progress through the game to receive some strong items when you arrive in Wutai.
A sidequest initiated when Yuffie steals all of your Materia (if you visit Wutai before disc 3). This page contains instructions for how to get it all back.
Gathering Yuffie's final Limit Break, All Creation, and the Leviathan Summon Materia.
Returning to Nibelheim
Returning to Nibelheim to pick up an Elemental Materia and Tifa's Level 4 Limit Break, Final Heaven.
Returning to Cosmo Canyon
Returning to Cosmo Canyon later in the game to pick up a Full Cure Materia and Red XIII's Ultimate Weapon, Limited Moon.
Returning to Rocket Town
Returning to Rocket Town later in the game to pick up a Fourth Bracelet and a Guard Source.
Chocobo Sage's House
The place to pick up the best greens in the game for Chocobo breeding and where you can find an Enemy Skill Materia.
Key to Sector 5
Digging up the Key to Sector 5 to regain entry into Midgar to pick up a few items.
Lucrecia's Crystal Cave
Locating Vincent's lost love, Lucrecia, and obtaining Vincent's Ultimate Weapon and Level 4 Limit Break.
The Sunken Gelnika
The sunken transport plane found in the bottom of the ocean. It contains some of the games strongest enemies as well as a huge assortment of end-game items.
The Da-Chao Fire Cavern
Returning to the Da-Chao mountain range with the Leviathan Scales to pick up a weapon for Yuffie and Steal as Well Materia.
Ultimate Weapon Battle
Defeating Ultimate Weapon in order to obtain Cloud's Ultimate Weapon called Ultima Weapon.
The Ancient Forest
Solving the puzzles in the Ancient Forest to retrieve a host of rare items.
Chocobo Racing and Breeding
How to race and breed Blue, Green, Black and Gold Chocobos to reach some of the most remote areas on the world map and obtain some of the best treasures in the game.
The Materia Caves
The secret Materia Caves that you can reach with the Blue, Green, Black and Gold Chocobos.
Fighting in Battle Square to pickup Cloud's level 4 Limit Break, Omnislash, and the W-Summon Materia.
Level 4 Limit Breaks
Where to find each of the Level 4 Limit Break items/manuals for each character in the game.
A full list of Ultimate Weapons and where to find them.
The Kalm Traveler
Head to Kalm to complete some of the final quests in Final Fantasy VII.
Guide to defeating the second hardest encounter in the game.
Guide to defeating the hardest encounter in the game.
Enemy Skill Materia
Where to find all of the enemy skills to complete your Enemy Skill Materia.