Reminder: All of the end game content listed on this page to complete is entirely optional. You do not need to complete any of it if you wish to move forward with the story of the game and see the game’s actual ending.
The content listed on this page is for completionists who want to complete every aspect of the game, including side quests and trophies. In fact, completing all of the side quests and end game content will trivialize the final boss and make the last few fights in the story extremely easy. If you would prefer to move straight forward to the battle against Kuja, click on the link below:
Kuja and Necron - The Final Showdown
Completing all of the remaining side quests and end game content within Final Fantasy IX.
Side Quests and End Game Content
Its time to tackle any of the side quests that you may have skipped past. It should be noted that some of the side quests are no longer available to complete, such as Hippaul Racing or the Nero Family side quest, but there are still a ton that you can do (if you have not done so already).
Start off by making sure that you have obtained all of Quina’s Blue Magic abilities:
Travel around Gaia and pick up each of Quina’s Blue Magic (or BLU MAG) abilities. Some of these abilities make Quina an extremely powerful character to have in your party.
Next you should travel around Gaia and find each of the friendly monsters that can be found in various areas of the game. If you have any friendly monsters left to find make sure that you utilize this opportunity to help level up some of your character’s skills and abilities. Each friendly monster that you find will reward you with a ton of AP points:
A list of locations where you can find Friendly Monsters throughout the game. Providing various jewels to the Monsters will reward you with a ton of AP and eventually a Rosetta Ring from Yan.
Have you found and answered all of the Ragtime Mouse’s questions? Check out the Ragtime Mouse page for tips on how to speed up your encounter rate with the quizzer:
Finding the Ragtime Mouse in the forests of Gaia and answering each of its quiz questions. The rewards include Gil and a Protect Ring.
The largest and most complex side quests involve Choco the Chocobo. These quests include finding all of the Chocographs, the Dive Spots, the Mountain Cracks and the beaches. Complete each of these quests now if you have not done so already:
Chocobo Hot & Cold
Finding each of the Chocographs in the Chocobo’s Forest, the Chocobo’s Lagoon and the Chocobo’s Air Garden.
Using the Chocographs found in the Chocobo Hot & Cold side quest to track down and locate treasures located all throughout Gaia.
Chocobo Dive Spots
Finding 5 “Dive Spots” out in the ocean after you have obtained the Ocean Ability for your Chocobo through the Chocograph side quest.
Chocobo Mountain Cracks
Finding treasures and two hidden locations (Mognet Central and the Chocobo’s Paradise) behind Mountain Cracks located throughout Gaia.
Cleaning each of the beaches in Gaia. This quest becomes available after you have visited Chocobo’s Paradise and obtained the quest from the Fat Chocobo.
The Mognet Central side quest is easy to complete and nets you a fairly nice reward. You may have already completed it while finishing the Chocobo Mountain Cracks side quest. Complete it now if you have not already done so:
Speaking to a number of Moogles around Gaia to deliver mail and fix the broken mail system at Mognet Central. The reward for completing this side quest is a Protect Ring.
You have most likely already visited the optional town of Daguerreo, but if not, make a trip there now and make sure that you have completed all of the mini-quests available there (Treasure Hunter, Excalibur):
Visiting the optional town of Daguerreo located in the southwest portion of the map. Only available once you have access to a Chocobo with the Sky Ability or after you have obtained an airship.
Within Daguerreo, you can complete a short side quest to obtain the Excalibur weapon for Steiner:
Obtaining a sword for Steiner called Excalibur. Notably though, this is not his strongest weapon.
Daguerreo is one of the last locations where a Stellazzio can be found. Complete Queen Stella’s Stellazzio side quest now if you have not done so already. Each of the Stellazzios can still be found even at the end of the game:
The reward for completing the Stellazzio side quest is a Hammer. The Hammer can be used to synthesize Steiner’s most powerful armor. Head back to Memoria and visit the Master Synthesist / Hades if you have not done so already:
Master Synthesist / Hades
Visiting the Master Synthesist after defeating Hades. This is where you can create a Robe of Lords, Tin Armor and a Pumice.
Completing all of the side quests and traveling through Memoria should ensure that you have obtained each character’s most powerful weapon. Use the list below to make sure:
A list of each character’s strongest weapon and where to find it. Use this list to make sure that you didn’t miss anything.
You have now completed nearly all of the side quests available. The pages below can be used to level up your characters quickly which may be required if you intend to defeat Ozma or if you plan to obtain all of the trophies available in the game:
Speed Leveling Characters
Using a trick in the Popos Heights are of the Mist Continent to defeat Grand Dragons and very quickly level up your characters.
Defeating the most difficult superboss battle in the game against Ozma - a giant colored orb.
The last and final thing to do in Final Fantasy IX is obtain all of the trophies that are available. Check out the Trophies page for more information on how to obtain them all:
A full list of the trophies that you can obtain in Final Fantasy IX with tips on how to obtain each of them.
Congratulations. You have mastered Final Fantasy IX! All that’s left to do now is complete the final boss battle against Kuja.