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Final Fantasy VII Remake
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin
First Published: 10-04-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 03-07-2020 / 22:20 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 08-07-2020 / 14:44 GMT

Overview

You'll drop in on the Sector 5 Slums starting in Chapter 8, where you'll remain the entire chapter. In Chapter Chapter 9 you'll move on to Sector 6, which is dominated by Wall Market, and while you can technically return to the Sector 5 Slums in Chapter 8, there's little reason to do so unless you want to run around the Scrapyard and grind. You'll again return to the Sector 5 Slums in Chapter 13 and Chapter 14, and in the former case you'll be able to start new Battle Intel Reports in Chapter 13, Chapter 14 will introduce numerous side quests.

Locations

  • Church: Where Chapter 8 starts. You'll meet Aerith here, as well as fight Reno. Later on in Chapter 14 you'll meet Kyrie here during the quest Tomboy Bandit and can collect an herb for the quest Secret Medicine. This area consists of 1F, 2F, 3F and an Attic, and connects to both Sanctuary Way and the Rooftops. You can return to the church after starting the side quests in Chapter 8 to grab an orb of Chakra Materia.

  • Sanctuary Way: Connects the Church (and Rooftops) in the north to the Sector 5 Undercity Station in the south. You'll encounter Hedgehog Pies here, and in Chapter 14 you'll also find a wayward Chocobo from the quest Chocobo Search.

  • Sector 5 Undercity Station: The station south of Sanctuary Way, it connects to the Scrapyard (east) and Station Way (south). During your first visit here in Chapter 8 you'll have to bypass this area and take a detour through the Scrapyard, but later you can return as you wish. You can buy the 21. Cait Sith's Theme Music Disc from a vending machine, and after returning later in Chapter 8 you can talk to a merchant to obtain 23. the Descendant of Shinobi Music Disc. In Chapter 14 you'll find Johnny just south of the Sector 5 Undercity Station, who will give you the quest Tomboy Bandit.

  • Scrapyard: This area connects the northern part of the Sector 5 Undercity Station to the southern part of Station Way, allowing you to bypass the majority of Station Way... mostly for plot convenience. This is the primary "dungeon" in Chapter 8, and will retain the same respawning enemies in Chapter 9 and Chapter 14 as well. It consists of several sub-area - Scrapyard Back Alley, Twilight Valley, Steel Mountain, Lookout Point, Nuts 'n' Bolts Hills and Slum Public Cemetery - which we've all bundled up as merely "the Scrapyard". In chapter 8 the quests Weapons on a Rampage, Angel of the Slums and Paying Respects will take place - at least in part - here, while in Chapter 14 you'll have to return to the Scrapyard for the quests Missing Children, Chocobo Search and Corneo's Secret Stash.

  • Station Way: The road that connects the Sector 5 Undercity Station to the Center District (and the Nuts 'n' Bolts Hills part of the Scrapyard), it mostly just serves to connect two more interesting areas. In Chapter 9 you can start the quest Weapons on a Rampage, while in Chapter 14 you'll be able to start the quests Chocobo Search and Corneo's Secret Stash in this area.

  • Center District: The main "town" area of Sector 5, here you'll find most of the quests, NPCs and shops in Chapter 8, and the area will become reasonably lively again in Chapter 14. You can find an item shop, materia shop (from which you can buy the ** 19. Costa del Sol** Music Disc) and weapon/armor shop here, as well as notable locations like Leaf House and the Community Center, in the latter of which you can find the 19. Tango of Tears Music Disc in a jukebox. You can also find Chadley, who will advance your Battle Inteo Reports should you have completed the first four. In Chapter 8 you can start the quests Kids on Patrol, Angel of the Slums and Paying Respects in this area, while in Chapter 14 you'll be able to start Missing Children and Secret Medicine.

  • Children's Secret Hideout: East of the Center District, you'll head here after returning from Aerith's House. It also connects to the Undeveloped Land areas. You'll find Moggie here, who runs the Moogle Emporium and Sarah, who oversees the Whack-a-Box minigames in Chapter 8 and Chapter 14. The quests The Mysterious Moogle Merchant and A Verified Hero both take place here in Chapter 8.

  • Undeveloped Land: Consisting of two areas - Specter St. and Toad Marsh - this area is technically where the Whack-a-Box challenges occur. Otherwise you'll come here in Chapter 8 as part of the story, obliged to rescue some kids. Later the quest Kids on Patrol will take you back here.

  • Petal Lane: An area connecting Aerith's House (west) to the Central District (east). The only noteworthy thing here is an area where you'll fight Rude at the end of Chapter 8, and where the quest Malicious Goons culminates in Chapter 14.

  • Aerith's House: Connected to the Central District via Petal Lane... how did Aerith's mom manage to score such a prime piece of real estate, anyways? Oh well. You can grab a chunk of MP Up Materia here at the end of Chapter 8, as well as some Pedometer Materia at the start of Chapter 14.

Shops / Vending Machines

Sector 5 Undercity Station Vending Machine (Chapter 8/9)

ItemCost (Gil)
21. Cait Sith's Theme50
Potion50
Hi-Potion300
Ether500
Phoenix Down300
Antidote80
Echo Mist100
Smelling Salts80
Armor Cost (Gil)
Iron Bangle 1,000
Star Bracelet 1,600
Leather Bracer 1,600
Mesmeric Armlet 1,600
Accessory Cost (Gil)
Power Wristguards 800
Bulletproof Vest 800
Earrings 800
Talisman 800
Materia Cost (Gil)
Healing Materia 600
Cleansing Materia 1,500
Fire Materia 500
Ice Materia 500
Lightning Materia 500
Poison Materia 1,500
Barrier Materia 1,500
HP Up Materia 2,000
MP Up Materia 2,000
Deadly Dodge Materia 600

Sector 5 Undercity Station Vending Machine (Chapter 14)

ItemCost (Gil)
21. Cait Sith's Theme50
Potion50
Hi-Potion300
Mega-Potion700
Ether500
Phoenix Down300
Antidote80
Echo Mist100
Smelling Salts80
Remedy600

Sector 5 Slums Central District Weapon Shop (Chapter 8/9)

Armor Cost (Gil)
Leather Bracer 1,600
Mesmeric Armlet 1,600
Titanium Bangle 2,000
Caliginous Bracelet 3,200
Accessory Cost (Gil)
Power Wristguards 800
Bulletproof Vest 800
Earrings 800
Talisman 800
Star Pendant 1,500

Sector 5 Slums Central District Weapon Shop (Chapter 13/14)

Weapon Cost (Gil)
Nail Bat --
Sonic Strikers --
Arcane Scepter --
Mythril Rod --
Armor Cost (Gil)
Gothic Bangle 3,000
Magician's Bracelet 4,800
Heavy-Duty Bracer 4,800
Sorcerer's Armlet 4,800
Accessory Cost (Gil)
Power Wristguards 800
Bulletproof Vest 800
Earrings 800
Talisman 800
Supernatural Wristguards 5,000
Survival Vest 5,000
Platinum Earrings 5,000
Timeworn Talisman 5,000
Star Pendant 1,500
Headband 1,500
Revival Earrings 500

Sector 5 Slums Central District Item Shop (Chapter 8/9)

Item Cost (Gil)
Potion 50
Hi-Potion 300
Ether 500
Phoenix Down 300
Antidote 80
Echo Mist 100
Smelling Salts 80

Sector 5 Slums Central District Item Shop (Chapter 13/14)

Item Cost (Gil)
Potion 50
Hi-Potion 300
Mega-Potion 700
Ether 500
Phoenix Down 300
Antidote 80
Echo Mist 100
Smelling Salts 80
Remedy 600

Sector 5 Slums Central District Materia Shop (Chapter 8/9)

ItemCost (Gil)
19. Costa del Sol50
Materia Cost (Gil)
Healing Materia 600
Cleansing Materia 1,500
Revival Materia 3,000
Fire Materia 500
Ice Materia 500
Lightning Materia 500
Poison Materia 1,500
Barrier Materia 1,500
HP Up Materia 2,000
MP Up Materia 2,000
Deadly Dodge Materia 600

Sector 5 Slums Central District Materia Shop (Chapter 13/14)

ItemCost (Gil)
19. Costa del Sol50
Materia Cost (Gil)
Healing Materia 600
Cleansing Materia 1,500
Revival Materia 3,000
Fire Materia 500
Ice Materia 500
Lightning Materia 500
Poison Materia 1,500
Barrier Materia 1,500
Binding Materia 3,000
Subversion Materia 3,000
HP Up Materia 2,000
MP Up Materia 2,000
Deadly Dodge Materia 600

The Moogle Emporium (Chapter 8)

ItemCost (MM)
20. Gold Saucer1
Ether2
Graveyard Key1
The Art of Swordplay Vol. I5
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. I5
Way of the Fist Vol. I5
Telluric Scriptures Vol. I5
Weapons/ArmorCost (MM)
Silver Staff2
AccessoriesCost (MM)
Whistlewind Scarf3
Salvation Badge1

The Moogle Emporium (Chapter 14)

ItemCost (MM)
20. Gold Saucer1
Ether2
Turbo Ether4
Elixir8
Moogle's Mortar1
The Art of Swordplay Vol. I5
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. I5
Way of the Fist Vol. I5
Telluric Scriptures Vol. I5
Weapons/ArmorCost (MM)
Steel Pincers7
Silver Staff2
AccessoriesCost (MM)
Enfeeblement Ring1
Whistlewind Scarf3
Salvation Badge1

Quests

There are quests in the Sector 5 area in both Chapter 8 and Chapter 14. You can start the Chapter 8 quests after rescuing the kids in the Undeveloped Land, while the Chapter 14 quests can be pursued nearly from the start of the chapter, shortly after the scene with Kyrie. The only thing worth noting is that most quests in Chapter 8 can be started in or immediately around the Central District area, while the quests in Chapter 14 are more spread out, with Malicious Goons actually starts in Wall Market. Only quests started in Sector 5 will be included below.

QuestChapterPrerequisiteLocationRewards
The Mysterious Moogle MerchantChapter 8--Children's Secret HideoutAccess to The Moogle Emporium
Kids on PatrolChapter 8--Leaf HouseNail Bat
Weapons on a RampageChapter 8--North of the gate to the Center District/At the southern end of Station WayProtective Boots
A Verified HeroChapter 8Complete Kids on PatrolChildren's Secret HideoutMoogle Medal(s) / Elixir / Crescent Moon Charm / Spectral Cogwheel
Angel of the SlumsChapter 8Complete Kids on PatrolSouth of Leaf House2,000 Gil
Paying RespectsChapter 8Complete Weapons on a RampageNear the Weapons StoreStudded Bracer
Missing ChildrenChapter 14--Ms. Folia, near item shop (Sector 5 Slums - Center District)Time Materia
Chocobo SearchChapter 14--Stablehand north or south of the Sector 5 Slums - Center DistrictNew Chocobo routes, Sam's Delivery Lifetime Pass
Secret MedicineChapter 14--Doctor south of Leaf House (Sector 5 Slums - Center District)Telluric Scriptures Vol. III
Tomboy BanditChapter 14--Johnny, at the eastern end of the Sector 5 Undercity Station area--
Corneo's Secret StashChapter 14--Damon, at the fork near the southern end of the Sector 5 Slums - Station WayCirclet / Prayer Materia / Enfeeblement Ring / The Art of Swordplay Vol. III

Battle Intel Reports

Chapter 8 is where you'll likely unlock most of the Battle Intel Reportss in the game. If you completed Reports 01-04 coming into Chapter 8 you'll be able to start Reports 05-09 when you reach the Central District in Chapter 8. Chadley moves on to Wall Market in Chapter 9, but you'll find him in Sector 5 in Chapter 13, where you can pick up Reports #15-20 provided you've done the previous ones. That said, Chadley can be found in Sector 5 and Sector 6 (Wall Market) in Chapter 14. How does he manage this? Who knows - don't question convenience.

Battle IntelChapterConditionsReward
Combat Simulation: ShivaChapter 8Defeat Shiva.Shiva Materia
Monster Bio Pt. 2Chapter 8Assess 10 enemy types.Steadfast Block Materia
Magic Elements Pt. 2Chapter 8Exploit weaknesses of 15 enemy types.Steal Materia
The Manipulation TechniqueChapter 8Defeat 2 or more enemies with a single attack.Provoke Materia
Monster Variants Pt. 1Chapter 8Defeat monsters of 3 unique varieties.Synergy Materia
Combat Simulation: LeviathanChapter 13Defeat Leviathan.Leviathan Materia
Monster Bio Pt. 4Chapter 13Assess 30 enemy types.Enemy Skill Materia
Weapon AbilitiesChapter 13Acquire all 16 weapons abilities.Skill Master Materia
MP ConsumptionChapter 13Master all 12 types of magic materia.MP Absorb Materia
Monster Variants Pt. 2Chapter 13Defeat monsters of 10 unique varieties.HP Absorption Materia
Combat Simulation: BahamutChapter 13Defeat Bahamut.Bahamut Materia

Enemies

Enemy Chapter Location
Chromogger Chapter 8 Lookout Point
Elite Security Officer Chapter 8 Church
Gorger Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 14 Scrapyard Back Alley, Steel Mountain
Hedgehog Pie Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 14 Sanctuary Way, Steel Mountain, Undeveloped Land
Hedgehog Pie King Chapter 8 Undeveloped Land
Lesser Drake Chapter 14 Nuts 'n' Bolts Hills
Mark II Monodrive Chapter 8 Scrapyard Back Alley, Twilight Valley
Phantom Chapter 14 Slum Public Cemetery
Rust Drake Chapter 14 Nuts 'n' Bolts Hills
Security Officer Chapter 8 Church
Smogger Chapter 8 Nuts 'n' Bolts Hills, Undeveloped Land
Tonberry Chapter 14 Petal Lane
Venomantis Chapter 8 Slum Public Cemetery
Wererat Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 14 Scrapyard Back Alley

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    3 July 2020
    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.The guide for Final Fantasy VII Remake features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Main Scenario Chapters, all Side Quests and mini games along with indepth sections on Materia, Enemy Intel and Battle Intel.

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  • Full coverage of the Main Scenario
  • Coverage of all Side Quests
  • Trophy Guide
  • Full Enemy Intel
  • Materia and Ability Breakdown
  • Details on every character
  • Full breakdown of every location

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