Final Preparations and Side Quests
Optional End Game Content
This page contains a full list of the side quests and end game content that you can complete. It is intended to be used only after you have visited the Northern Cave and obtained all of the items there but prior to actually heading down to battle Sephiroth.
All of the content listed on this page is optional.
If you have reached the bottom of the Northern Cave you are already strong enough to defeat Sephiroth with the proper use of strategy (and maybe a little bit of luck). Complete the content listed below only if you want to get the “full” Final Fantasy VII experience and complete everything that the game has to offer.
Before you leave the Northern Cave, you should head down in to the cave, as far as you can go at least, so that you can retrieve all of the loot and items that are available. Some of the things that you can obtain include:
1) Skills for your Enemy Skill Materia
2) Power Sources, Guard Sources, Magic Sources, etc.
3) Magic Counter Materia
4) Mega All Materia
5) Shield Materia
6) Imperial Guard
7) Counter Materia
8) W-Magic Materia
10) Tetra Elemental
Check out the Northern Cave walkthrough section for more details on how to retrieve each of these items:
The Northern Cave
The split paths in the the Nothern Crater Cave that lead to the final battle against Sephiroth is full of valuable items you can retrieve.
Exit the Northern Cave by travelling all the way back up to the Highwind. Speak to Cid on the bridge to leave the area.
Start off by making sure that you have completed all of the side quests that were mentioned in the guide so far and that you have not skipped any of the following:
1) Return to Nibelheim
2) Return to Cosmo Canyon
3) Return to Rocket Town
4) Find the Key to Sector 5
5) Locate Lucrecia’s Cave
6) Find the Sunken Gelnika
7) Locate the Da-Chao Cavern
8) Turtles Paradise Flyers
The next side quest to complete is to defeat Ultimate Weapon. The reward for completing this side quest is Cloud’s strongest weapon, the Ultima Weapon:
Ultimate Weapon Battle
Defeating Ultimate Weapon in order to obtain Cloud’s Ultimate Weapon called Ultima Weapon.
Defeating Ultimate Weapon will create a huge crater on the world map. You can walk through this open crater to reach a new area that is full of items to pick up:
The next side quest that you will want to complete is the Chocobo racing and Chocobo breeding side quests. These quests take a fair bit of gil to complete. You should have enough to complete these quests if you have mastered some of your Materia which you can sell for a large amount of gil.
Check out the full quest walk through here:
Chocobo Racing and Breeding
How to race and breed Blue, Green, Black and Gold Chocobos to reach some of the most remote areas on the world map and obtain some of the best treasures in the game.
Through the Chocobo Racing and Breeding side quest you will obtain different colored Chocobos which can be used to reach each of the four Materia Caves. Their locations are detailed on the following side quest page:
The Materia Caves
The secret Materia Caves that you can reach with the Blue, Green, Black and Gold Chocobos.
With Cloud’s strongest weapons, and all of the powerful Materia that you have obtained through the previous side quests, you should now head to Battle Square in Gold Saucer to obtain Cloud’s Level 4 Limit Break, Omnislash:
Fighting in Battle Square to pickup Cloud’s level 4 Limit Break, Omnislash, and the W-Summon Materia.
While you are in Gold Saucer, take some time to play each of the mini-games and obtain the trophies for them:
Obtain each of your character’s Level 4 Limit Breaks:
Also obtain their ultimate weapons if you have not done so already:
You can fully complete your Enemy Skill Materia’s by locating all of the available Enemy Skills:
Complete the Kalm Traveler side quest which involves defeating both Emerald and Ruby Weapon, the most difficult bosses in the game. You may want to skip below to the “leveling your characters” section in order to make these quests easier:
The Kalm Traveler
Head to Kalm to complete some of the final quests in Final Fantasy VII.
Guide to defeating the second hardest encounter in the game.
A list of enemy skills that you can learn through your Enemy Skill Materia.
Level up your characters to level 99, level up your Materia and obtain 99,999,999 gil using the following tips and tricks sections:
The best and fastest ways to level up your characters.
Earning Gil Quickly
The fastest way to stock up on gil - the in-game currency.
The best and fastest ways to level up your Materia.
Check the trophies section to make sure you have obtained all of the available trophies in the PlayStation 4 version of the game (if you are playing it, that is):
A full list of the trophies that you can obtain in the PlayStation 4 version of the game.
Congratulations, you have completed all of the end game content available in Final Fantasy VII!