Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Trophy Guide & Roadmap


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (regular way without boosters), 2/10 (if you use God Mode to be invincible)
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 35-40h (regular way), 20h (using God Mode and x3 speed)
  • Offline Trophies: 35 (14 , 16 , 4 , 1 )
  • Online Trophies: 0 (0 , 0 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: 11 - Timber Maniacs, Siren, Alexander, Leviathan, Cards Club Master, Pandemona, Cerberus, Doomtrain, Carbuncle, Eden, Diablos
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings (God mod can be used as well)
  • Minimum Playthroughs: 1
  • Welcome to high level overview for this trophy guide! Final Fantasy 8 was released 20 years ago and finally we can play remastered version. There are 11 missable trophies, so i'm gonna point out what you need to be carefull about on your journey. 

    The biggest portion of the game missables are GF's. You can find topic for detail info how to get them, there is video as well. Make sure to have Draw command all the time so you can check every boss. It also makes sense to Draw alot from bosses as they hold good magic at the point when you challenge them. (https://youtu.be/NTrq9y__aWo)

    Next on the line are Timber Maganizes out of which only 1 is missable but needed for trophy. Check out trophy info bellow (that one you can miss is on White SeeD Ship in late game, first time when you enter it). (https://youtu.be/V7SVmj99Z-4)

    CC Card Quest is also missable, make sure to finish that before end of Disk 3 (Sefier + Edea battle in Lunatic Pandora). Check info and video bellow. (https://youtu.be/5yp68nvw3pM)

    Few things to have in mind:
    You need 100 kills and 1000 kills. Make sure to fight as often as you can, or leave it for the end. With X3 button you can do this in 2 hours.
    You need 100 Draqs from Draw points. Make sure to Draw always. Later you can also do this quite easy with X3 button.

    Everything else is easy to get. If you want to check, you can enable God Mode with R3, but i strongly dissagree with that method. Draw all magic from bosses, make sure you Junction Magic often and you should be good to go.

    Lionheart
    Obtain all trophies

    As usual, collect all to unlock platinum.

    Quezacotl
    STORY

    Unlock Guardian Force Quezacotl

    GF's are your summons. This one you get automatically. Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Shiva
    STORY

    Unlock Guardian Force Shiva

    GF's are your summons. This one you get automatically. Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Ifrit
    STORY

    Unlock Guardian Force Ifrit

    GF's are your summons. This one you get automatically. Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Siren
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Siren

    GF's are your summons. Draw Siren from Elvoret on Dollet Comm-Tower or from Tri-Point in final dungeon.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Handyman
    Upgrade your weapon

    Through the game you will find Weapon Magazines. Having one and reading one opens possibility to develop new weapons in any Junk Shop. Simply develop something for any character to unlock trophy.

    Card Player
    Play Triple Triad

    Triple Triad is a card mini-game that you can play after learning about it very short into the game. If you press Square on some NPC you can start a card game. Simply playing unlocks trophy.

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - Cards Guide

    First Salary
    STORY

    Get your first salary from SeeD

    After returning from Dollet mission, you will gain SeeD rank based on your performance there. After that you will start gaining salaries when time pass. You can't avoid this so it will be your automatic unlock.

    Brothers
    Unlock Guardian Force Brothers

    GF's are your summons. You can find them in the Tomb of the Unknown King. You need to solve the puzzle there, defeat both in 2 battles and they are yours.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Maximum HP
    Reach maximum HP

    You need to raise HP of any character to 9999. Brothers and Diablos GF have HP+80% skill, which will make it easy. Brothers cannot be missed. On the other hand, defeating Jumbo Cactuar leaves Gaea's Ring which can teach any GF with free slot that skill. Juncion desired GF, equip HP+80% (even HP+40% is enough), aim to equip some GF that have HP-J ability (so that you can juncion magic on HP atribute), and put the best magic there (Curaga, Full-Life, Aura, Regen etc). It should not be hard to achieve this even early in the game.

    100 Kills
    Kill 100 enemies

    Kill 100 enemies in battles. Simple enough, you should obtain this during your play. As there is L3 button that increase speed x3, its easy to farm.

    Chocobo
    Capture a Chocobo

    When you take control of Balamb you can explore the world. That is your chance to enter forests with Chocobos and solve puzzles in each. Basicaly you need to whistle at right points in right order to call out big Choco in the end. Then you need to find Item and call big Choco to pick it up. After you call big Choco you can take him out of forest which will neat you Chocobo Trophy. By finished all forests you will get Chocobo Card.

    Magician
    Draw (Stock) magic from enemies 100 times

    First, you need to Junction GF and equip Draw skill to character for it to be allowed to Draw. Draw 100 times in battles (stock, not use option) from an enemy. I really recommend stealing magic from start as you will need it to enhance your attributes/attacks/defense.

    Alexander
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Alexander

    GF's are your summons. This one can be drawn from Edea at end of Disk 2 or from last dungeon boss Catoblepas.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Leviathan
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Leviathan

    GF's are your summons. This one can drawn from NORG boss at B1 in Balamb during story, or from last dungeon boss Trauma.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Pandemona
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Pandemona

    GF's are your summons. Drawn from Fujin in Balamb after FH events or from Red Giant boss in last dungeon.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Cerberus
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Cerberus

    GF's are your summons. Defeat Cerberus in G-Garden (battle of the gardens) or from Gargantua boss in last dungeon.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Carbuncle
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Carbuncle

    GF's are your summons. Draw from Iguion boss in Dollet's Presidential Residence at end of Disk 1 or from Krysta boss in last dungeon.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Doomtrain
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Doomtrain

    GF's are your summons. This GF cannot be completed until after reaching Esthar on Disc 3. But you can start preparing as soon as you gain Balamb as a transport vehicle, which is before that. You need to collect 6x Steel Pipes, 6x Malboro Tentacles, 6x Remedy+, and Solomon's Ring. Be aware that without Alexander you cannot make Remedy +, you need Med LV Up skill from him. Once you have all of these items, go to Item menu and use Solomon's Ring.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Loser
    Lose a rare card in a Triple Triad game

    This can simply be done by Saving the game, playing card game - select weakest cards and 1 rare card (Ifrit for example, you get that one when you beat him) and losing the game. Opponent needs to select rare card to take from you. After losing one, load the game, you want to hold on to your rare cards. There is also a quest line for cards where you need to lose some rare cards which you can get back later.

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - Cards Guide

    Cards Club Master
    MISSABLE

    Defeat every member of the CC group

    CC Group Quest must be finished before Lunatic Pandora which was end of Disk 3 on PS1 version. If you don't beat all CC members, you cannot play them later after Lunatic Pandora Events (Disk 4 on PS1 version).

    First oportunity to start the quest is when you finish Missile Base mission where you need to stop rocket hitting Balamb Garden. After that you will be back with Squall in Balamb.

    Obel Lake Secret
    Complete the Obel Lake side quest

    You can start quest after Lunar Base. Best point is when you get Ragnarok.

    1000 Kills
    Kill 1000 enemies

    Kill 1000 enemies in battles. It doesn't have to be with 1 character, it doesn't have to be 1000 on your save. If you have Battle meter, you can check under Information under Tutorial count for each character. By them time i got this trophy, i had around 750 which means that kills what i did and not saved on some occasions also count.

    As there is L3 button that increase speed x3, its easy to farm. There is an certain encounters involving 3 enemies just beside where Galbadia Garden original location is, strife throuh montains close to forest.

    Omega Destroyed
    Beat the Omega Weapon

    Omega Weapon can be found in last dungeon before fighting Ultimecia. It's highly recommendable that you unlock all sealed powers in dungeon first. 
    From entrance, use your strong team to climb the stairs and enter middle north door. Drop down from chandeller and continue through north door. Near fontain, switch to other team. With them, climb the stairs but exit through the right door, not the middle one. Circle around, go down the stairs and pull the rope in lower left corner. Switch to other team, go north and inspect Omega to start a fight.

    Video guide coming soon...

    Magic Miner
    Draw magic 100 times from draw points

    Draw points are purple glowing thingies that you can find all over the place. First, you need to Junction GF and equip Draw skill to character for it to be allowed to Draw from those points. Draw 100 times for this trophy.

    When you use a drawing point, its empty for some time. Returning back later or after some time replenish draw points.

    Timber Maniacs
    MISSABLE

    Collect all Timber Maniacs magazines

    Note that only White SeeD Ship one is missable.

    1 - Balamb (Hotel or Train Station) - After Dollet Mission
    2 - Timber Maniacs building - After train mission in Timber
    3 - Timber Hotel - After you can stay at Hotel (when you must ride train to Galbadia)
    4 - Dollet Pub - When you must ride train to Galbadia after finishing Timber
    5 - Dollet Hotel - When you must ride train to Galbadia after finishing Timber
    6 - Deling City Hotel - After Galbaia Garden
    7 - FH Hotel - When you reach Fishermans Horizon
    8 - FH (Grease Monkey's House) - When you reach Fishermans Horizon
    9 - Visiting Centra Ruins automatically adds this entry, no magazine required
    10 - Shumi Village Artisan's House - When you can ride your school
    11 - Trabia Garden - First visit there
    12 - Orphanage - First visit there
    13 - [MISSABLE] - White SeeD Ship (near Zone) - During first visit

    Cactuar
    Unlock Guardian Force Cactuar

    GF's are your summons. Defeat Jumbo Cactuar on Cactuar Island. It's a small island on the south continent, you need Ragnarok to land there. Simply run into Cactuar to initiate a fight.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Tonberry
    Unlock Guardian Force Tonberry

    GF's are your summons. Defeat 18-24 Tonberries in Centra Ruins; you must not turn them to a Card or Devour them. King Tonberry can show on 18th or on any later kill up until 24th.  

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Eden
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Eden

    GF's are your summons. Draw from Ultima Weapon in Deep Sea Deposit or from Tiamat boss in last dungeon.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    End of Game
    STORY

    Finish the game

    Automatic story unlock for finishing the game.

    Diablos
    MISSABLE

    Unlock Guardian Force Diablos

    GF's are your summons. Diablos require you to get Magic Lamp item that Cid gives in very tight timeframe before going to Balamb City mission. Using that item from your inventory initiates fight with Diablo. Beat him to get him.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Bahamut
    Unlock Guardian Force Bahamut

    GF's are your summons. Defeat Bahamut at Deep Sea Research Center (southwest corner of the map - not shown on map overview). You can enter this hidden/optional dungeon as soon as you get Ragnarok. Be aware, it's a tough pickle. When you enter, go inside. Here, you need to walk slowly only when light is off. Otherwise you will be attacked. You need to reach that light pillar. When you do, answer with "It's not our will to fight" and beat first. Ruby Dragon. Afterwards, answer "Never" to take on another one.  You'll then be prompted with a third question; the correct answer is the hidden bottom option. Beat Bahamut.

    Check out my guide for all GFs:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - All Guardian Forces Guide

    Ragnarok
    STORY

    Find Ragnarok

    Automatic story unlock when you get ship Rangarok.

    Top Rank
    Reach SeeD rank A

    When you return from your first mission (Dollet) and report to Cid, you unlock Seed Ranks. You need to advance to Rank A which comes after Rank 30. Methods to do so are explained in the topic:

    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered - Seed Ranking Guide

    UFO
    Complete the PuPu side quest

    You can start quest after Lunar Base. Best point is when you get Ragnarok.

    Equip Enc-None (or use L3+R3 to stop them). Prepare 5 Elixirs
    Find PuPu at Mandy Beach
    Find PuPu at Winhill Bluffs
    Find PuPu at Kashkabald Desert
    Find PuPu at Heath Peninsula
    Find and beat PuPu next to Chocobo Sanctuary
    Find PuPu at edge of crater next to Balamb. Feed him 5 Elixirs