Returning to Treno
The Card Tournament - Walkthrough

Note that this is the second visit to the Dark City Treno. The first visit is on Disc 2 - check out the first Dark City Treno page if this is your first visit to Treno and if you are on Disc 2.

Movie Critic

Treno is another one of the more problematic areas when it comes to obtaining the Movie Critic Trophy. It is extremely easy to miss ATEs in this area. As such, keep in mind that you may have to reset your game if you miss any.

Movie Critic Trophy

There are two Active Time Events for you to watch in Treno once you regain control of Zidane in Doctor Tot’s Tower. The first is called “Eiko Talks Life” and the second is called “How He Ended Up Here”.

The party in Doctor’s Tot’s residence in Treno

At the end of “How He Ended Up Here”, you will be presented with two options for Vivi - either to “stop by at home” or “stay in Treno”. Choose the option to have Vivi stay in Treno.

Vivi choosing to Stop By Home in Treno
Movie Critic

You will gain access to a different ATE later on in the game depending on whether you choose to “stop by at home” or “stay in Treno”. You will either be able to watch “Home Sweet Home” or “Hippo’s Prize” but not both.

You do not need to watch both though in order to obtain the Movie Critic Trophy so it does not matter which option you select.

Movie Critic Trophy

Select “Hippo’s Prize” as the next ATE if you had Vivi stay in Treno. Select the “Memories by the Water” ATE once you head down towards Bishop’s House area (near the entrance to the Stellazzio Queen’s Residence).

Head south and initiate the “City People” ATE when you’re near the stadium to obtain a Chimera Armlet from the four-armed man who tried to rob Dagger during the first visit to Treno.

Vivi choosing to Stop By Home in Treno

Travel to the Knight’s House in order to complete the next Monster Challenge. These challenges are part of the Knight’s House Monster Challenge side quest - check out that section for more information.

Your next battle is against a Catoblepas. Equip Zidane with his newest weapon, Angel Bless, or go and Synthesize one in the Synthesis Shop (the raw materials can be purchased at other item/weapon shops in town).

Zidane entering the Knight’s House in Treno

Equip him with the Beast Killer and Jelly abilities to increase your damage and prevent the petrification status effect as well as the Coral Ring accessory. The Coral Ring will cause Catoblepas’ thunder-based abilities to heal Zidane.

Zidane battling against Catoblepas

The reward for successfully defeating Catoblepas is 15,000 gil.

Make sure that you travel back to the Queen’s House in order to trade in your most recent Stellazzios. From the entrance to Treno, travel to the left, down the stairs and north. You should have the following to turn in:

It’s time to leave Treno and take a quick detour back to the Village of Dali. Travel through the South Gate and use the map and screenshot below to help you find it.

World Map - Village of Dali

The Village of Dali

Start off by traveling back into the Item Shop to buy up 99 Wrist armors. This will be helpful for completing the Cotton Robe Synthesis Trick - check out the Tips and Tricks section for more information.

Zidane at the entrance to the Village of Dali

Head over to the Windmill afterwards and take the pathway through to the left side and into the mayor’s house. Choose to “check the room” and you will be prompted with a list of areas you can check: the Desk, Ladder, Heater, Shelf or you can Quit.

Examining the Desk, Ladder, Heater and Shelf of the Mayor’s House

Check the Desk to pick up a Mini-Brahne. Keep selecting the option to search the Desk until the little boy says “Zzz…” and then search the Heater to find the Mayor’s Key. You can select Quit after that.

Picking up the Mini-Brahne in Village of Dali

Climb up the ladder in the Windmill room up to the second floor to find a treasure chest that contains a Cachusha. There is another treasure chest on the lower side of the room that contains an Elixir. Use the wooden platform near the ladder to reach it.

Top of the Windmill where the Cachusha is found

Climb back down the ladder and use the Mayor’s Key to open the doorway at the back of the room near the Chocobo. This will lead you out to the Chocobo’s Pen.

Using the Mayors Key in the Windmill

There is a hidden treasure chest on the right side of the screen that contains 30,000 gil. Examine the treasure chest a second time to find something hidden under the treasure box: the Burman Coffee. This is the last of the coffees that you need for the Rare Coffee side quest.

My Little Airship

You must pick obtain each of the three Rare Coffees for the Rare Coffees side quest in order to obtain the My Little Airship Trophy. Make sure you don’t miss picking up the Burman Coffee!

My Little Airship Trophy
Climbing the ladder in the windmill of Village of Dali

Exit the Village of Dali and travel over to the Observatory close by. Speak to Morrid near the base of the stairs at the entrance to the observatory to complete the Rare Coffees side quest.

Your reward for providing him with the rare coffees is the Mini Prima-Vista item which is shipped to the Tantalus hideout back in Lindblum.

Observatory Mountain

You also have another opportunity to complete the Ragtime Mouse side quest. Ragtime Mouse can be found in the forested areas on the world map. This side quest can be done at any time though. Travel back to Treno to continue the story.

Movie Critic

Save your game outside of Treno if you are intending to obtain the Movie Critic Trophy. There are a few ATEs that become available to during the card tournament which are easy to miss. Make sure you can reset the game if you miss them!

Movie Critic Trophy


The last thing to do in Treno which is entirely optional is to swing by the Auction House. You can purchase an item called Dark Matter which can be used to teach Dagger how to summon the Odin eidolon. Dark Matter typically sells for around 19,000 gil.

Check out the Treno Auction House page for more information on the items that can be purchased and obtained through auctions.

Obtaining Dark Matter from the Treno Auction House

The story continues at the Card Stadium. Speak to the Card Seller to the left of the entrance to the Stadium to register for the tournament. You need to win two games before you can challenge the Champion (the cutie in the sailor’s outfit). Check out the Tetra Master side quest section for more information about the card game.

Movie Critic

There is an ATE that you need to watch after winning the first Tetra Master match in order to obtain the Movie Critic Trophy.

You must choose the the “Of course I’m interested” option when prompted in order to trigger the next ATE. This will make the “Lessons of Life” ATE become available for you to view.

Movie Critic Trophy

As mentioned in both of the trophy alert windows above and below, you will need to leave the Card Stadium match after the your first AND your second win in order to make three ATEs appear.

Movie Critic

There are two more ATEs that you need to watch after winning the SECOND Tetra Master match in order to obtain the Movie Critic Trophy. Wander around until you are able to view the “Hallucination” and “Premonition” ATEs.

Movie Critic Trophy
Obtaining Dark Matter from the Treno Auction House

You can save after each match so make sure that you save your game before you challenge the Champion. Successfully defeat her and you will receive the Rebirth Ring as a prize.

Card Tournament outside of the Card Stadium in Treno

The true Champion is revealed to be Reagent Cid in disguise. After winning the Card Tournament (hopefully), Eiko will come running out to inform Zidane of what’s going on in Alexandria…

Bahamut attacking Alexandria