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This is a guide and walkthrough to Chapter 16: The Belly of the Beast, a story chapter in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). Read on to learn locations of items, rewards for completing this chapter, as well as useful tips and strategies for getting through this part of the story.

Previous Chapter The Day Midgar Stood Still
Current Chapter The Belly of the Beast
Next Chapter Deliverance from Chaos

List of Main Scenario Objectives

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No. Title Description
1 Infiltration The team is able to sneak into the Shinra Building on a service truck, but is caught by the security guards stationed in the garage. They're forced to fight their way through.
2 Bust Out of the Garage After dispensing with the security detail and leaving the parking garage behind, the three arrive at the building's empty entrance.
3 Shinra Building Intel They need a keycard to advance through the building. Tifa offers to break into the reception desk by jumping across the light fixtures.
4 Acquiring the Keycard Tifa acquires the keycard. To free Aerith on the 65th floor, they head first to the 59th floor.
5 Reach for the Skyview Hall With the keycard updated, they now have access to the 63rd floor.
5-1 Use the Elevator They arrive on the 59th floor, where they search for a way up to the 65th floor.
5-2 Use the Emergency Stairwell They use the elevator to reach the 59th floor.
6 Playing the Tourist After watching an unsettling movie, they're stopped by a mysterious man who claims to be working with the mayor.
7 A Helping Hand The mayor's collaborator has supplied them with another keycard. To find out where Aerith is being held, they head for the 64th floor to spy on the executives' board meeting.
8 Reconnaissance They discover that Professor Hojo is holding Aerith captive. Follow Hojo and free Aerith.
9 Operation: Save Aerith The three reunite with Aerith, but a vision calling from within the facility assails Cloud, who falls unconscious.

Chapter 16: The Belly of the Beast Walkthrough

Sector 0 - Shinra Electric Power Company

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Objectives
1 Follow Tifa and Barret down the staircase, two ladders, and another staircase. At the bottom, you'll find a rest area on the far end. Go down the staircase on the left side halfway to the rest area.
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On the rest area floor, open the chest next to the staircase down for 2 Hi-Potions, and the chest next to the vending machine for a Turbo Ether.
2 Climb up the next staircase and a cutscene will begin. After the cutscene, you'll fight three Elite Security Officers.
3 Ahead, you'll fight three more Elite Security Officers and an Elite Grenadier. Head around the path and open the door. You'll encounter two more Elite Security Officers, then two 3-C SOLDIER Operators.
4 Head around and open the next door. You'll fight two Elite Grenadiers and three Guard Dogs.
MolotovCocktail.pngTurn right and find a chest with a Molotov Cocktail in the back right corner.
5 Turn left and duck under the gate. You'll fight three Elite Riot Troopers, two Guard Dogs, and two 3-C SOLDIER Operators. Go through the glass door to the right.
2MegaPotions.pngIn the back-left corner, you'll find a chest with 2 Mega Potions.

Inside the Shinra Building

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Objectives
1 Inside, go up the stairs, then through the next glass door at the top.
moogle medal.jpgWalk towards the other side of the room and you can find a chest containing a Moogle Medal beside the plants.
2 After the cutscene, interact with the neon-blue pillar in the middle, then head up the stairs.
3 Try both the doors on the left and due north, and a cutscene will begin. You'll take control of Tifa to jump over the lights. After jumping from the third light, Tifa will fall down and land on the other side of the neon-blue wall.
2000Gil.pngAfter landing, go back and to the right to find a chest with 2,000 gil.
4 Jump onto the car farthest to the right, and you'll be able to jump across the tops of the purple structures until reaching a platform with a ladder.
PurplePain.pngFrom the platform, climb the scaffolding across to get to a platform with a chest containing Purple Pain.
5 Climb up the ladder and climb across the scaffolding. Tilt the camera up to see where the path is blocked. Continue across the scaffolding until you reach the platform with a ladder up.
6 Jump onto each successive light fixture until you get to the hanging ropes up ahead. Jump onto one of the ropes, then time presses of the Triangle button to gain momentum. After two ropes, Tifa will make it into the reception desk and key the Keycard.
7 Jump onto each successive light fixture until you get to the hanging ropes up ahead. Jump onto one of the ropes, then time presses of the Triangle button to gain momentum. After two ropes, Tifa will make it into the reception desk and grab the Keycard.
8 Go up the stairs and go through the north door. Press any button and ride the elevator.
You can choose between using the elevator or stairs to reach the 59th floor.Elevator or Stairs: Which Should You Take?
iron maiden.jpgBefore going through the door, use the keycard to open the room to the right. Open the chest at the upper left corner to obtain an Iron Maiden.

The Elevator

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Objectives
1 10th Floor - Admissions: The door will open and you'll fight two Elite Security Officers. Press the button and ride the elevator again.
2 20th Floor - Research and Development: The door will open and you'll fight three Elite Security Officers. Press the button and ride the elevator again.

Shinra Building - 59th Floor

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Objectives
1 Interact with the reception desk. Go through the door to the far right and ahead and use your keycard to enter, then go up the escalator. You'll see a cutscene.

Shinra Building - 60th Floor

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Objectives
1 Go through the door to the right to see the President Shinra Exhibit. Go through the door in the back right.
2 Watch the exhibit explanation and wait for the door on the right to open.
3 In the Business Division Exhibit, go through the door on the left. Watch the exhibit explanation and wait for the door ahead to open.
4 Watch the cutscene and pass through to the door at the end, then head up to the 61st floor.

Shinra Building - 61st Floor

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Objectives
1 The party will watch a VR movie about the Ancients and the Promised Land. After the cutscene, head to the door.

Shinra Building - 62nd Floor

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Objectives
1 In the cutscene, you'll follow Hart to meet Mayor Domino. Go through the door.
2 Mayor Domino will upgrade your Keycard.
EKGCannon.pngIf you talk to Hart outside the office, he'll offer to give you information about the Avalanche collaborator in exchange for 10,000 gil. The information isn't much, but he'll also give Barret's weapon EKG Cannon as a bonus.What Does Giving 10,000 Gil to Hart Do?
3000Gil.pngRun around the ring to find a chest with 3,000 gil.
3 Go back out the entrance to the library and go up the escalator to the 63rd floor.

Shinra Building - 63rd Floor

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Objectives
1 Go through the door directly ahead and use the keycard to enter.
2 Go to the upper level of the recreation area and talk to the man standing in front of the Combat Simulator Lounge. He'll be your contact. First, he'll want you to prove yourself by participating in a combat simulation.
Be sure to take advantage of the bench and item shop here. Although it's a simple coffee shop, this is the best Item Shop in the game up to the point, loaded with several new weapons and armor that weren't previously obtainable.
ScarletsTheme.pngGo to the Jukebox in the back-right corner next to the bench to get Scarlet's Theme.
3 Go into the Shinra Combat Simulator and take on the only available challenge. After winning, go outside and you'll receive the security keycard.
You'll unlock additional optional challenges to complete in the Shinra Combat Simulator.
Shinra Combat Simulator Guide and Rewards

Shinra Building - 64th Floor

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Objectives
1 Use the keycard to get into the hall. Turn left and after the cutscene, follow the Quest marker on the Map to get to the bathroom.
2 In the bathroom, go in the stall on the left and look up. Interact with the duct and a cutscene will begin.
3 In the duct, follow the path on the Mini-map to advance forward until you reach the other exit.
hp up materia.jpgAt the second fork inside the duct, go left and pick up the HP Up Materia.
4 After the cutscene, return to the entrance to the 64th Floor hall. Another cutscene will begin.
5 Follow Hojo into his laboratory and go up the stairs.

Shinra Building - 65th Floor

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Objectives
1 You will find a rest area. Go to the end of the hall and a cutscene will begin.
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The chest near the entrance will have 2 antidotes, while the chest down the hall will have 2 Celeris. Further down you can find a chest with 2 Remedies.
Boss
2
After the cutscene, defeat Specimen H0512.
You'll receive a Talisman for defeating it.
How to Beat Specimen H0512
3 Go straight ahead and to the left to find a level. Pull it to open the elevator and go up.

Shinra Building - 66th Floor

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Objectives
1 After the cutscene, you'll fight two Elite Security Officers, two Elite Grenadiers, and an Elite Riot Trooper.
2 After the cutscene, you'll fight two Armored Shock Troopers.
3 Follow Aerith after the cutscene.
4 Walk down the hallway, pushing forward against the static, until a cutscene begins ending the chapter.

Maps and Obtainable Items

Maps

List of Maps
Shinra Building - Perimeter.pngEnlarge Shinra Building - Perimeter Underground Parking - B1.pngEnlarge Underground Parking - B1
1F - Entrance.pngEnlarge 1F - Entrance 2F - Atrium.pngEnlarge 2F - Atrium
3F - Elevator Hall.pngEnlarge 3F - Elevator Hall 10F - General Affairs.pngEnlarge 10F - General Affairs
20F - Research and Development.pngEnlarge 20F - Research and Development 59F - Skyview Hall.pngEnlarge 59F - Skyview Hall
60F - Memorial Museum.pngEnlarge 60F - Memorial Museum 61F - Visual Entertainment Hall.pngEnlarge 61F - Visual Entertainment Hall
62F Lower Level - Corporate Archives.pngEnlarge 62F Lower Level - Corporate Archives 62F Upper Level - Corporate Archives.pngEnlarge 62F Upper Level - Corporate Archives
63F Lower Level - Recreational Facility.pngEnlarge 63F Lower Level - Recreational Facility 63F Upper Level - Recreational Facility.pngEnlarge 63F Upper Level - Recreational Facility
64F - Conforence Rooms.pngEnlarge 64F - Conforence Rooms 64F Ceiling - Air-Conditioning Duct.pngEnlarge 64F Ceiling - Air-Conditioning Duct
65F - HojoEnlarge 65F - Hojo's Laboratory Sublevel 66F - HojoEnlarge 66F - Hojo's Laboratory Main Level
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Obtainable Items

Shinra Building - Perimeter
Turbo Ether Hi-Potion x2 -
Underground Parking - B1
Molotov Cocktail Mega-Potion x2 -
1F - Entrance
Purple Pain Moogle Medal 2000 Gil
3F - Elevator Hall
Iron Maiden - -
62F Upper Level - Corporate Archives
3000 Gil EKG Cannon -
64F Ceiling - Air-Conditioning Duct
HP Up Materia - -
65F - Hojo's Laboratory Sublevel
Antidote x2 Celeris x2 Remedy x2

Shops & Vending Machines

Vending Machine - Exterior Walkway

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Accessories Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Supernatural Wristguards 5000 Gil
Survival Vest 5000 Gil
Platinum Earrings 5000 Gil
Timeworn Talisman 5000 Gil
Star Pendant 1500 Gil
Headband 1500 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Revival Materia 3000 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Poison Materia 1500 Gil
Barrier Materia 1500 Gil
Binding Materia 3000 Gil
Subversion Materia 3000 Gil
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Item Shop - Combat Simulator Lounge

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Maiden's Kiss 150 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Nail Bat (Stock: 1) 2000 Gil
Hardedge -
Mythril Saber (Stock: 1) 3000 Gil
Big Bertha -
Wrecking Ball (Stock: 1) 2000 Gil
Sonic Strikers -
Feathered Gloves -
Arcane Scepter (Stock: 1) 2000 Gil
Mythril Rod -
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Supernatural Wristguards 5000 Gil
Survival Vest 5000 Gil
Platinum Earrings 5000 Gil
Timeworn Talisman 5000 Gil
Star Pendant 1500 Gil
Headband 1500 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Revival Materia 3000 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Poison Materia 1500 Gil
Barrier Materia 1500 Gil
Binding Materia 3000 Gil
Subversion Materia 3000 Gil
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine - Laboratory Passage

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Mega-Potion (Stock: 3) 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Ether (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Phoenix Down (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Supernatural Wristguards 5000 Gil
Survival Vest 5000 Gil
Platinum Earrings 5000 Gil
Timeworn Talisman 5000 Gil
Star Pendant 1500 Gil
Headband 1500 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Revival Materia 3000 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Poison Materia 1500 Gil
Barrier Materia 1500 Gil
Binding Materia 3000 Gil
Subversion Materia 3000 Gil
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Tips and Strategies

Pay Hart 10,000 Gil

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After you speak with the mayor, Hart will offer you additional information about the collaborator for 10,000 Gil. It may seem too much, but this is the only way to obtain Barret's final weapon.

What Does Giving 10,000 Gil to Hart Do?

Visit the Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop on the Upper Area of the Recreation Center of the 63rd floor of Shinra HQ is far and away, the best Item Shop in the game. This is one of the best places you can purchase some of the powerful weapons and armor you may have missed, such as the Nail Bat, Wrecking Ball, Arcane Scepter, Geometric Bracelet, Supreme Bracer, and the Rune Armlet.

Boss Strategy Guide

Specimen H0512

Specimen H0512
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Where it Appears Weaknesses
Hojo's Laboratory None

How to Defeat Specimen H0512 - Key Points

  • Use Punisher Mode to counter its melee attacks
  • Cripple its claws to render it unable to attack
  • Silence the H0512-OPTs that fight alongside it

How to Beat Specimen H0512

Story Walkthrough Related Links

Story Walkthrough

Chapter 1 The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
Chapter 2 Fateful Encounters
Chapter 3 Home Sweet Slum
Chapter 4 Mad Dash
Chapter 5 Dogged Pursuit
Chapter 6 Light the Way
Chapter 7 A Trap is Sprung
Chapter 8 Budding Bodyguard
Chapter 9 The Town That Never Sleeps
Chapter 10 Rough Waters
Chapter 11 Haunted
Chapter 12 Fight for Survival
Chapter 13 A Broken World
Chapter 14 In Search of Hope
Chapter 15 The Day Midgar Stood Still
Chapter 16 The Belly of the Beast
Chapter 17 Deliverance from Chaos
Chapter 18 Destiny's Crossroads

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6 Anonymous@Game85 months

Thank you all for your feedback! These points have been corrected :)

5 Anonymous6 months

>>2 You can also buy the nail bat in Ch. 14.

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