Gold Saucer

Welcome to Gold Saucer!

Opening Gold Saucer FMV
The tram lines into the entrance of Gold Saucer

The main currency of Gold Saucer is called GP and you will need GP for pretty much everything. You even require it to use the Save Point at the entrance to Gold Saucer so unfortunately you will not be able to save your game now.

Speak to the woman standing near the welcome sign to buy your ticket to enter Gold Saucer. You have two options: you can purchase a lifetime pass for 30,000 gil or a single entry ticket for 3,000 gil. You won’t have the gil to purchase the lifetime pass just yet so select the “single pass”.

The entrance to Gold Saucer
Purchasing a ticket to Gold Saucer

There is another short cutscene in the next area as the team decides what to do. Cloud has the option of taking any of the remaining characters with him as he travels around Gold Saucer. The selection you make will have an impact on the Gold Saucer date as outlined below:

Side Quest: Gold Saucer Date

This information is for the Gold Saucer date side quest (click here for more information).

- When you first enter the Gold Saucer, you will have the option of talking to members of your party and asking them to accompany you:

Talking to Aeris:

Go together
(+3 Aeris)
Don’t go together
(-2 Aeris)

Talking to Tifa:

Go together
(+3 Tifa)
Don’t go together
(-2 Tifa)

Talking to Yuffie:

Go together
(+3 Yuffie)
Don’t go together
(-2 Yuffie)

Talking to Red XIII:

Go together
- No change
Don’t go together
- No change

Only the first of the above Affection changes may be made: if you decline Aeris first, you’ll get -2 Aeris, but you will be unable to get a +3 Tifa as well, for example.

You can decline Red XIII for no effect and still get an Affection change by talking to one of the others. If you ask Red XIII to come along though, the rest of the Affection changes are locked off.

If you leave the area without choosing a partner, the character with the highest Affection will automatically join you, and no changes will be made.

If Barret has the highest Affection, then Red XIII will join instead.

The whole team in the lobby of Gold Saucer
Cloud choosing a travel companion

Travel to Ghost Square and enter the creepy looking Hotel. Read the sign in front of the shop to find and read “Turtle’s Paradise No. 3”, part of the Turtles Paradise side quests.

Ghost Square in Gold Saucer
Reading the Turtle’s Paradise No. 3 in the hotel

The next destination is Wonder Square where you will run into Cait Sith, the next character to join your team, though he doesn’t provide you with an option or a choice.

Cait Sith reading your fortune - foreshadowing
Cait Sith naming screen

The next location to travel to is Battle Square which will have been recently massacred. Cloud, Cait Sith and the ‘buddy’ you chose will run into Battle Square to find all of the Shinra Soldiers slain, but not with a sword as Sephiroth would typically use. The team will be thrown into the Corel Prison at the end of the cutscene.

Cait Sith in your party
Dead Shinra Soldiers in Battle Square