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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Yuffie & Sonon Vs. Shinra's Dark Secrets

Ben Chard

This Shinra Combat Simulator match takes place in Chapter 2: Covert Ops, once you’ve completed the main story for the first time.

Participants Cost Rank Rounds Reward
Yuffie and Sonon 300 gil 3 3 Enfeeblement Ring

Pre-battle Preparations

Before you can even begin undertaking Shinra Combat Simulators as Yuffie, you must first complete the main storyline of INTERmission. Once this is achieved, use Chapter Selection to return to Chapter 2 and head down the corridor to find the room to the Simulator is now open.

As far as this first match goes, it shouldn’t cause any issues at all. At this stage of the game, all of these enemies are nothing more than basic Shinra grunts that should be no match for the current power levels of Yuffie and Sonon. Indeed, this match is more useful for it being the easiest way to reach Level 50 and max out your Materia. With that in mind, your setup for beating this match doesn’t matter and you can go with whatever you feel is best (or want to gain AP for), although consider using First Strike to speed things up.

Round 1/3

Enemy Weaknesses Notable Loot
Security Officer Fire
Riot Trooper Fire
Elite Grenadier Fire

Your first battle is a simple one, you’ll be facing three Security Officers, three Riot Troopers and a single Elite Grenadier, all grouped up in the center. This makes this a breeze as you can simply toss Yuffie’s Shuriken at the enemies and use Windstorm on the entire group. If this doesn’t kill them outright, you can toss the Shuriken again and use some Ninjutsu to finish the battle.

Toss the Shuriken and follow up with Windstorm to make short work of this group of enemies.

Round 2/3

Enemy Weaknesses Notable Loot
Deepground SOLDIER Fire
Helitrooper Fire/Wind

The second round isn’t much tougher although the Deepground SOLDIERs can become frustrating with the ability to use invisibility when trying to speedrun this match. Target the Helitrooper in the center first with the Shuriken and use a Windstorm to deal heavy damage to the entire group before finishing it off. From there, it’s just the simple matter of clearing up the Deepground SOLDIERs, noting that it becomes easier to Pressure them once they come out of Invisibility.

Round 3/3

Enemy Weaknesses Notable Loot
3-C SOLDIER Operator Wind Turbo Ether

The final battle can pose at least a little challenge when on the Normal Difficulty. You’ll be up against three 3-C SOLDIER Operators that can cause some trouble if you let them surround you. Instead, keep your distance and use Wind-based Ninjutsu to target their weakness and use Windstorm once you have ATB. Once you’ve built up at least to level 2 of Banishment, unleash it to finish off any remaining enemies and complete the match.

The 3-C SOLDIER’s are easy to Pressure by using Ninjutsu just after they attack.

How to Level to 50 and max AP Fast

As mentioned at the top of this page, this is by far the fastest method of reaching Level 50 for both characters and maxing out your AP. You’ll want to do both if you intend to take on Hard mode and the final match of Yuffie’s Shinra Combat Simulator. Follow these steps to make the most out of this match:

  1. Choose the Easy Difficulty for this match, it doesn’t alter EXP or AP gain and makes it so you can clear the entire match in 20 seconds. Every round can be won by tossing the Shuriken and using Windstorm.

  2. Use the Steel Reaper for Yuffie with the AP Up ability unlocked.

  3. Equip the Ninja Armlet and Volant Armlet on each of the characters for the AP gain they offer.

  4. Make use of any AP Up Materia you have (you can earn a total of two in INTERmission).

  5. Consider levelling these Materia for Hard Mode/Yuffie’s superboss: Elemental, Magnify, Revival, Fire, Chakra, Prayer, multiple HP Up, multiple MP Up.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    10 June 2021
  • Last Updated
    25 February 2024
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin

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In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him.

This guide for Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Main Scenario Chapters for both the main game and INTERmission, all Side Quests and mini games along with indepth sections on Materia, Enemy Intel and Battle Intel.

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