Esto Gaza / Mount Gulug (Disc 3) | FF9

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This is the Story Walkthrough for Esto Gaza / Mount Gulug (Disc 3) from Final Fantasy IX (FFIX, FF9). Read on for more information about objectives and bosses within this section.

Desert Palace 2 Ipsen's Castle

Esto Gaza / Mount Gulug - Objectives

1 After the Blue Narciss has docked, follow the shore to the left then enter the building you first see.
2 After entering Esto Gaza, head forward then to the right to enter Mount Gulug.
3 Once you encounter a forked path, you can head left for some items, otherwise head right.
Optional You can head left or right, there are several items you can obtain but they are guarded by Ruby Dragons.
4 Pull the lever three times and descend the well.
5 After descending, you'll be blocked by a pair of Ruby Dragons.
6 Head forward for a short scene then prepare for a boss fight.
Boss Meltigemini.
7 After the scene, you will be taken to Lindblum. Use the elevator then head to the upper level.
8 Head to the conference room.
Note Hildegarde 3

Ruby Dragons

FF9 Ruby Dragons

Ruby Dragons are mini-bosses. They have high HP and the ability Twister which inflits extremely high damage to the whole party. Prepare some wind resistant equipment to stand a chance against them.

Hildegarde 3

Now that the party has obtained the HIldegarde 3, the world map becomes open to explore. This is a good time to do all the sidequests currently avaialble to strengthen your party. For more information about FF9s sidequests, see the link below.
List of Side Quests

Esto Gaza / Mount Gulug - Items and Equipment

Item Quantity Location
Wing Edge x1 Found behind the shop counter to the right.
Gil x9693 Located at the lower right part of the wall in Mount Gulug.
Ether x1 Inspect the rubble on the top floor upon climbing the ladder from the Gil location.
Red Hat x1 Acquire by climbing down the platform from the Ether location.
Golden Hairpin x1 Obtain by jumping on the platform instead of using the rope to climb down.
Wing Edge x1 Located at the bottom right corner of the room before leaving for the east exit.
Gaia Gear x1 Found at the top area of the house where the Moogle resides.
Demon's Mail x1 Pick it up in the house where the Moogle is located.
Elixir x1 Head upstairs way passed the Moogle to acquire.
Ribbon x1 Acquire through story progression.

Wing Edge

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From the entrance, head right. Circle around the shop and pick up a Wing Edge from behind the counter.

Red Hat

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From the Mount Gulug entrance, head left then climb the ladder. Take another left and climb down the stairs. You will find this chest in the right corner.

Golden Hairpin

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From the Mount Gulug entrance, head right. Keep going straight until you see a rope. Don't descend down the rope just yet. Instead, jump on the platform to your right. Follow the path until you see a chest.

Wing Edge

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From the Mount Gulug entrance, head right. Keep going straight until you see a rope. Take the rope down and go right into the room. Open the treasure chest next to the Moogle.

Gaia Gear

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From the Wing Edge location, exit to your right. Follow the path and ascend the stairs. Head left this time and to find a Gaia Gear.

Demon's Mail


From the Mount Gulug entrance, head right. Keep going straight until you see a rope. Take the rope down again but go left this time. The treasure chest will be on your lower right.



You will receive the Ribbon automatically when you find Eiko.

Esto Gaza / Mount Gulug - Shops

Mogtaka's Mogshop


Item Name Price
Phoenix Down 150 Gil
Annoyntment 150 Gil
Hi-Potion 200 Gil
Tent 800 Gil
Remedy 300 Gil
Magic Tag 100 Gil
Vaccine 100 Gil
Echo Screen 50 Gil
Eye Drops 50 Gil
Soft 100 Gil
Antidote 50 Gil
Potion 50 Gil


This shop sells no weapons.


This shop sells no armor.

Esto Gaza / Mount Gulug Boss Fights


FF9 Meltigemini

Meltigemini is a boss that relies on toxic abilities. Furthermore, Vivi is not available in this battle. For more information about Meltigemini, see the link below.
How to Beat Meltigemini

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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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