Rare Card Locations
Triple Triad

The following list includes cards from pages 8, 9 and 10, which are the Guardian Force cards and the Player Cards. These 3 pages of cards collectively make up the high-level rare cards and each of these rare cards cannot be found through regular games against card players. If you missed any of these cards you can still manage to pick them up if you complete the CC-Group side quest prior to moving on to disc 4.

Level 5 (Monster) Cards

You may have noticed that one card on page 5 seems to be missing. While it may not be a high level card, the PuPu card involves an entire side quest to obtain...

PuPu Card

In order to obtain the PuPu Card you must complete the UFO side quest. Information about the side quest is available by clicking the link on the left side bar or by clicking here.

Pupu Triple Triad Card

Level 8 (Guardian Force) Cards


Chubby Chocobo Card

The Chubby Chocobo Card is obtained while completing the Queen of Cards side quest. You must first lose the Chicobo Card to the Queen of Cards which her father will then use as inspiration to create the Chubby Chocobo Card. Click on the link for information on how to obtain the Chicobo Card or click on the link for information on how to complete the Queen of Cards side quest.

Chubby Chocobo Triple Triad Card

Angelo Card

The Angelo Card can be won by challenging Watts to a card game. You can first challenge Watts during the Forest Owls mission in Timber while you are on the train (click here to go to that section of the walkthrough).

If you missed your opportunity while on the train you can still challenge Watts to a game of cards when you find him on the White SeeD ship on disc 3 (click here to go to that section of the walkthrough).

Angelo Triple Triad Card

Gilgamesh Card

The Gilgamesh Card is obtained from the former Master King of the CC-Group (Dr. Kadowaki). Dr. Kadowaki will not play using this card until you have completed the CC-Group side quest up to the point of finding out that he was the former Master King. Click on the link for more information about completing the CC-Group side quest.

Gilgamesh Triple Triad Card

MiniMog Card

The MiniMog Card is the first rare card that you can easily get your hands on. The card can be won by challenging the jogger who runs circles through Balamb Garden. The jogger wears a green/blue mix of clothing and runs through each area of Balamb continuously. If you miss the jogger as he/she runs past just leave the screen and return and they will run past again.

MiniMog Triple Triad Card

Chicobo Card

You receive the Chicobo Card at the conclusion of the Chocobo Forest side quest. Click here on that link or click on the link in the left side bar for more information about how to complete the Chocobo Forest side quest.

Chicobo Triple Triad Card

Quezacotl Card

You can win this card by challenging Mayor Dobe in Fisherman’s Horizon (FH) to a game of cards at any point after your initial meeting with him and his wife.

Quezacotl Triple Triad Card

Shiva Card

You can obtain the Shiva Card from Zone while you are onboard the White SeeD Ship (at this point in the game). In order to receive the card from Zone you must give him the [Girl Next Door] magazine which can be found in the Timber Maniacs building in Timber.

If you missed grabbing the [Girl Next Door] magazine or if you forgot to speak to Zone while on the White SeeD Ship you will have to wait until the end of the game to receive the Shiva Card. This can be done by completing the CC-Group side quest and then challenging the CC-Group members aboard the Ragnarok.

Shiva Triple Triad Card

Ifrit Card

One of the easiest cards to obtain - you automatically receive the Ifrit Card once you defeat Ifrit at the conlusion of the Fire Cavern mission early in the game.

Ifrit Triple Triad Card

Siren Card

Challenge the owner of the pub in Dollet (where you meet up with the Queen of Cards) to a game. After you defeat him he will invite you into his secret room, and from there you can challenge him again to win the Siren Card.

Siren Triple Triad Card

Sacred and Minotaur Card

You receive both the Sacred and the Minotaur Cards after you defeat Sacred and Minotaur in the Tomb of the Unknown King. Click on the link to go to that part of the strategy guide.

Sacred Triple Triad Card

Level 9 (Guardian Force) Cards


Carbuncle Card

The Carbuncle Card is obtained while you are completing the CC-Group side quest. Queen Heart (otherwise known as Xu) has this card in her possession.

Carbuncle Triple Triad Card

Diablos Card

You receive the Diablos Card after you defeat Diablos. The battle against Diablos is initiated by examining the [Magic Lamp] that Headmaster Cid gives you at this part of the game.

Diablos Triple Triad Card

Leviathan Card

This card can be obtained while you are completing the CC-Group side quest. Card Group member Joker (in the Training Center) has this card.

Leviathan Triple Triad Card

Odin Card

You receive the Odin card once you have defeated Odin in the Centra Ruins. Click on the link for more information about the Odin side quest.

Odin Triple Triad Card

Pandemona Card

The Hotel Owner standing outside of the hotel in the town of Balamb holds this card. You can only challenge him for it though once you have defeated Fujin and Raijin inside the hotel during this part of the game.

Just make your way back inside the town afterwards.

Pandemona Triple Triad Card

Cerberus Card

You automatically receive the Cerberus Card once you defeat Cerberus in the main hall of Galbadia Garden (click here to go to that section of the walkthrough).

Cerberus Triple Triad Card

Alexander Card

You can obtain the Alexander Card by challenging Piet to a game of cards. Piet can be found aboard the Lunar Base.

Unfortunately if you have already passed this portion of the game you will have to obtain Alexander from the CC-Group card members at the end of Disc 4. Click on the link for more information about the CC-Group side quest.

Alexander Triple Triad Card

Phoenix Card

The Phoenix Card is the last card you receive upon completion of the Queen of Cards side quest. The card itself is held by the Presidential Aide in Esthar. You can find the Aide in the Presidential Palace in the same room that Squall first dropped off Rinoa in.

Phoenix Triple Triad Card

Bahamut Card

You receive the Bahamut Card when you defeat Bahamut at the Deep Sea Research Center.

Bahamut Triple Triad Card

Doomtrain Card

The Doomtrain Card is obtained while completing the Queen of Cards side quest (click on the link for more information). The owner of the pub in Dollet holds the card. He is the one standing under the sign that morphs between a picture of a lady and a picture of a tiger. It can take a lot of card games before you see him use the Doomtrain Card so be prepared.

Doomtrain Triple Triad Card

Eden Card

You receive the Eden Card once you have defeated Ultima Weapon at the bottom of the Deep Sea Research Center.

Eden Triple Triad Card

Level 10 (Player) Cards


Ward Card

You can win this card by challenging Dr. Odine in Esthar as soon as he stops talking...

Ward Triple Triad Card

Kiros Card

The Kiros Card is the first card that you can obtain through completing the Queen of Cards side quest and is actually available as soon as you visit Deling City for the first time if you complete the quest parts as they become available.

The person who holds the Kiros Card is standing just outside of the shops in Deling City as shown below:

The Card Player in Deling City
Kiros Triple Triad Card

Laguna Card

You can win the Laguna Card by challenging Ellone to a game of cards while aboard the Lunar Base (at this point in the game).

Unforunately if you missed the Laguna Card you will have to wait until the end of Disc 4 and challenge the CC-Group members for the card. Click on this link for more information.

Laguna Triple Triad Card

Selphie Card

The Selphie Card is held by one of Selphie’s classmated at the ruins of Trabia Garden. Challenge the person sitting on the fountain.

Card Player in Trabia Garden
Selphie Triple Triad Card

Quistis Card

The Quistis Card is the second easiest rare card to obtain - it is held by the two SeeDs in the cafeteria of Balamb Garden.

Card Player in Balamb Garden Cafeteria
Quistis Triple Triad Card

Irvine Card

The Irvine Card is obtained by completing the Queen of Cards side quest. Mayor Dobe’s wife in Fisherman’s Horizon (FH) holds the card.

Irvine Triple Triad Card

Zell Card

You can win the Zell Card by challenging Zell’s mom in the town of Balamb to a game of cards. This can only be done after you have completed the Dollet SeeD exam mission.

Zell Triple Triad Card

Rinoa Card

Head back to Deling City and back to General Caraway’s Mansion. If you talk to General Caraway he will explain to you that essentially he wants the Ifrit Card. Lose the Ifrit Card to him on purpose and he will begin using the Rinoa Card so you can win it off of him.

General Caraway in Deling City

In order to get your Ifrit Card back though you will have to travel to Fisherman’s Horizon (FH) and challenge Martine to a game of cards. Martine is the man sitting off to the side of the Mayor’s residence.

Martine in Fisherman’s Horizon
Rinoa Triple Triad Card

Edea Card

Edea holds her own card. Travel to Edea’s House after the battle against Galbadia Garden and challenge her to a game of cards.

Because of the ridiculous card rules in effect for the region of Centra it can be incredibly difficult to win Edea’s card from her. I have provided some tips and tricks to make it easier in this section of the walkthrough.

Eden Triple Triad Card

Seifer Card

Headmaster Cid holds the Seifer Card and you can challenge him right after he gives you the [Magic Lamp] and before you make your way to Timber.

Seifer Triple Triad Card

Squall Card

After you have spoken with Laguna in Esthar and after he and his team board the Ragnarok, you can challenge Laguna to a game of cards to obtain the Squall Card.

Squall Triple Triad Card