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Final Fantasy IX

Zidane Tribal

Jarrod Garripoli

Zidane is the main character of the game and is a ladies’ man, as shown throughout your adventure. This flirtiness of his seems to change a little bit once he meets a certain princess, though. Despite sometimes acting silly, Zidane does show a serious side in times of need, plus he will offer advice to his friends and others on multiple occasions.

Zidane’s skill is Steal, is the only permanent party member who can do such, and should almost always be used on every boss you encounter. His Skill command allows him to use his thieving ways in combat, with Flee, Soul Blade, Sacrifice (when in a pinch), and Thievery being the highlights. Once Trance is trigged, Skill turns into Dyne, bringing a bunch of highly damage skills into the forefront, depending on the normal skills he has learned. He uses both daggers and thief swords, as well as light armor.


Skill Name Learned AP Needed Description
Flee Dagger, Mage Masher, Zorlin Shape, Ultima Weapon, Germinas Boots 40 Escape from battle, costing 10% of the gil you would have earned from that battle.
Detect Mage Masher, Orichalcon 40 Displays items that can be stolen from an enemy.
What’s That?! Butterfly Sword 40 Enemies turn around, resetting ATB and allows for surprise attack.
Soul Blade The Ogre 35 Inflicts status ailment on enemy that’s determined by the status on thief sword (daggers don’t work)
Annoy Gladius, Sargatanas 50 Inflicts Trouble status on enemy (50% chance)
Sacrifice Exploda, Masamune 55 HP/MP drops to zero to fully restore other party members
Lucky Seven Gladius, Exploda, Rune Tooth, The Tower, Thief Hat 55 Current HP ends in 7, will deal either 7, 77, 777, or 7777 damage; HP ends in any other number will deal 1 damage
Thievery Angel Bless, The Tower 55 Damages enemy according to successful steals

Dyne Abilities

Dyne Ability Skill Needed Single/All
Free Energy Flee Single
Tidal Flame Detect All
Scoop Art What’s That?! Single
Shift Break Soul Blade All
Stellar Circle 5 Annoy Single
Meo Twister Sacrifice All
Solution 9 Lucky Seven Single
Grand Lethal Thievery All

Support Abilities

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    iOS, PC, PS1, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 April 2019
  • Last Updated
    20 February 2021
  • Guide Author

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A group known as the Tantalus Theatre Troupe visits the kingdom of Alexandria to celebrate the birthday of Princess Garnet. Unbeknownst to the royal family and the citizens of the city, the troupe is actually a band of thieves, who are aiming to kidnap the princess. However, to add a twist, the princess was planning on escaping the castle all along, even asking the troupe to "kidnap" her. This little event kickstarts many others, leading to a grand adventure.

This guide is planned to have a beginning-to-end walkthrough of the main story, while simultaneously guiding you through all of the side quests and other goodies in the game. The side quests include Chocobo Hot and Cold, Tetra Master, and all of the smaller ones, like the jump rope mini-game, Friendly Monsters, Excalibur II, and much more. In addition to all of this, you will find lists of all abilities that characters can learn, as well as Quina's Blue Magic.

  • Beginning-to-end walkthrough, covering all story elements
  • Coverage on all side quests, from major to minor ones
  • How to learn all abilities, including Quina's Blue Magic
  • Detailed trophy/achievement guide

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