Disc 2

The town of Mideel is the next official stop for continuing the story, but now that you have access to the Highwind there are a number of side quests that you can complete before hand - many of which involve revisiting towns that you have previously been to. Note that you may have already completed the first two if you have been following this guide all the way through.

Purchase some Item IconMimett Greens from Choco Billy at the Chocobo Farm before you travel to Mideel.

Tifa at the Chocobo Farm
Purchasing Mimett Greens

The hot springs town

Mideel from the World Map
Cid near the back of Mideel

The town of Mideel is located on the southeastern continent and is identified by a red dot on the mini-map (which you can pull up at any time using the Select button). There is an Item Store near the entrance that sells the regular items including Item IconPotions, Item IconHi-Potions, Item IconPhoenix Downs, Item IconEthers, Item IconHypers, Item IconTranquilizers and Item IconTents, but this item shop also sells an item called a Item IconRemedy. They are fairly expensive to purchase but they can cure nearly all status effects. Don’t purchase too many of them as the Accessory IconRibbon accessories that you’ve recently acquired should be preventing you from being afflicted by many status affects already.

The Materia Store is located on the far right side of the screen. You can purchase Independent Materia HP Plus Materia, independent MateriaMP Plus Materia, Magic Materia Transform Materia, Magic Materia Gravity Materia and Magic Materia Destruct Materia.

The Weapon Store is located up the stairs on the second level - the one with the girl in the blue dress standing out front. There are a number of great weapons and armor for sale including:

- Sword IconCrystal Sword
- Glove IconCrystal Glove
- Gun Arm IconA·M Cannon
- Headdress IconCrystal Comb
- Shuriken IconCrystal Cross
- Megaphone IconCrystal M-phone
- Spear IconPartisan
- Gun IconWinchester
- Armor IconCrystal Bangle
- Armor IconWizard Bracelet

The lady that you see in each of the stores is the same woman with the same little white Chocobo. Speak to the Chocobo inside one of these stores and Tifa will offer to feed it the “Samolen Greens”. This is another typo in the game as Samolen Greens do not exist. Choose to give it some “Samolen Greens” and you will actually feed it the Item IconMimett Greens and then choose to “Tickle behind his ears” and the Chocobo will give you the Magic Materia Contain Materia.

Feeding the Chocobo the Samolen Greens / Mimett Greens
Scratching the baby Chocobo behind its ears

Magic Materia Contain Materia has some of the most powerful spells in the game once you get it levelled up. Tornado and Flare magic are on par with magic like Ultima and Comet. Very good Materia to equip on any of your more magic-focused characters.

Inspect the door at the back of the Weapon Store to confirm that it is locked. This needs to be done before you can proceed to the next steps. Go across the wooden bridge to the left side of the screen and just to the left of the man in purple and you will hear the ground make a noise as you walk over it. Examine the ground to find a “Beat-up Useless Old Key”.

Examining the door at the back of the Weapon Store
Finding the beat-up useless old key in Mideel

Take the key back to the Weapon Store and attempt to use it on the door at the back. The man at the counter will ask Tifa what she is doing. You will have the option to either “Lie your butt off!” or “Tell them the truth!”. Choose to tell the store owner the truth. The store owner will then hand over a Accessory IconCurse Ring accessory.

Tifa and the others received Curse Ring

Proceed to the north end of Mideel to continue with the story. Tifa will stop and talk to the dog before finding out that Cloud was found in Mideel and is in the clinic nearby. The story will continue for some time with Tifa deciding that she is going to stay behind with Cloud in Mideel.

Overing the two men talk about Cloud
Finding Cloud in the Mideel clinic

You will regain control as Cid aboard the Highwind. Walk over to the Operation Room and speak to the man inside. Choose your party and spend some time equipping them with Materia, armor and weapons. Tifa’s Materia, if she had any equipped, will be back in your inventory. Speak to the (now LV6) pilot in training when you are ready to go.

Cid on the Highwind
Cid talking to the pilot in training aboard the Highwind

Fly back down to Mideel before you go anywhere. There was one final house in Mideel that you never had the opportunity to explore near the area where Tifa found the dog and behind the two men that were overheard talking about Cloud. Enter the house to find a gigantic Item IconElixir sitting on the bed.

The Elixir on the bed that Cid steals

You should also take this opportunity to purchase weapon upgrades for your characters if you need them. You have now likely been forced to make use of characters that were not normally in your primary party and you may not have been purchasing weapons for them along the way. Cid’s team will be exposed to some battles shortly so make sure that they are fully prepared to fight.