Evil Forest (Disc 1) | FF9

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This is the Story Walkthrough for Evil Forest (Disc 1) from Final Fantasy IX (FFIX, FF9). Read on for more information about objectives and bosses within this section.

Alexandria Castle Ice Caverns

Evil Forest - Objectives

1 Watch the ATEs to learn about the current situation.
2 Head to the Evil Forest by taking the path inside the tree trunk on the lower right.
Boss Boss Fight Prison Cage
Boss Boss Fight Prison Cage 2
2 After the fight, go downstairs then to the room to the right where Vivi is located.
3 Exit then enter the left room then downstairs to find Baku.
4 After talking to Baku, exit the room then talk to Baku again for a boss fight.
Boss Boss Fight Baku (2nd)
5 Once the fight is over, head upstairs then enter the door.
6 Head to Vivi's room after the scene with Steiner.
7 Exit the crashed Prima Vista and head to Evil Forest again.
8 Keep moving forward until you reach a spring to restore your party's HP and MP.
9 Once the party has fully recovered, head onwards for a boss fight.
Boss Boss Fight Plant Brain.
10 After the Plant Brain has been defeated, keep heading south and run away from the enemies chasing you.
11 After leaving the area, from your current position on the world map make your way south to the Ice Caverns

Evil Forest - Item and Equipment

Item Quantity Location
Phoenix Down x1 Found near the guy laying down during the ATE tutorial.
Bronze Gloves x1 In a treasure chest near Baku.
Wrist x1 Acquired by descending the stairs near baku and picking it up by the foot of the staircase.
Ether x1 Found in the nearby room where you need to talk to Vivi.
Gil x116 Found on the top bunk inside the nearby room.
Ether X1 Obtained by going left and entering the room, after leaving to look for Garnet.
Rubber Helm x1 Located in a room next to Marcus.
Potion x1 Located in a room at your right, next to Baku challenging him to a battle.
Ether x1 Located in Steiner's room, which was previously blocked by Marcus.
Leather Hat x1 A chest item located to the right of Blank.
Blank's Medicine x1 Found at Blank's location near a chest.
Moogle Flute x1 Acquired through story progression.

Bronze Gloves

Bronze Gloves.jpg

Inspect the treasure chest on the right side of Baku.



Upon descending the stairs, head left and open the treasure chest to obtain a Wrist.

Rubber Helm

Rubber Helm.jpg

From the Wrist treasure chest location, circle around and go down the stairs and search the area to your left for a Rubber Helm.

Leather Hat

Leather Hat.jpg

From where you found the Rubber Helm, go south and you will find another room where Blank is. A Leather Hat can be found on the right side of the screen.

Blank's Medicine

Found at the room where Blank is standing near a treasure chest.


Moogle Flute


After getting away from the Plant Brain minions, a Moogle will show up and give you the Moogle Flute.

Evil Forest - Shops

Item Shop (Cinna)


Item Name Price
Phoenix Down 150 Gil
Tent 800 Gil
Eye Drops 50 Gil
Antidote 50 Gil
Potion 50 Gil


This shop sells no weapons.


This shop sells no armor.

Evil Forest Boss Fights

Prison Cage

Prison Cage (garnet)
A unique boss fight that holds a hostage while you fight it. Also your tutorial about FF9's Trance. For more information about Prison Cage, see the link below.
How to Beat Prison Cage (Garnet)

Prison Cage 2

Prison Cage 2
Similar to the first battle but with a different hostage. This is the real battle where you don't have access to Trance. For more information about Prison Cage 2, see the link below.

Baku 2nd Battle

Baku 2nd battle
Your real fight with Baku. Baku will fight Zidane alone making the battle a little bit more difficult. For more information about Baku's 2nd battle, see the link below.
How to Beat Baku (2nd)

Plant Brain

ff9 plant brain
Plant Brain has access to team wide thunder spells and strong physical attacks. Plant Brain can also cause status ailments which makes the battle difficult. For more information about Plant Brain, see the link below.

How to Beat Plant Brain

Final Fantasy IX - Related Links

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Disc 1
Alexandria Alexandria Castle Evil Forest
Ice Caverns Village of Dali Lindblum
Qu's Marsh Gizamaluke's Grotto South Gate
Disc 2
Treno Cleyra Alexandria Castle 2nd
Pinnacle Rocks Fossil Roo Black Mage Village
Conde Petie Madain Sari Iifa Tree
Madain Sari 2nd
Disc 3
Alexandria 2nd Treno 2nd Alexandria 3rd
Lindblum 2nd Black Mage Village 2nd Oeilvert
Desert Palace Esto Gaza and Mount Gulug Ipsen's Castle
Terra and Bran Bal Pandemonium
Disc 4

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