There are six differnet types of abilities in Final Fantasy VIII:
Each of the abilities that fall into these categories are outlines on separate pages denoted below:
These abilities provide specific upgrades to your character that improve a specific character stat such as their HP, Strength, Vitality, Magic, Spirit, Speed, Evasion or Luck.
These abilities provide your characters with access to specific commands that they can initiate during a battle. This includes the basic abilities such as Magic, GF, Draw and Item, but extend into more complex abilities that specific GFs provide to your characters.
These abilities provide specific benefits to the Guardian Force to be used in battle which impact their HP or their damage.
These are not so much abilities but rather they allow you to junction magic to specific character stats.
These are abilities that can be accessed in the menu by selecting “Ability”. This includes Magic RF (refine) abilities, medicine RF and Card Mod.
These abilities impact the entire battle process either preventing battles from occuring or impacting the battle once its initiated.