How to Gain AP | FF9

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This is a guide on how to gain AP in Final Fantasy IX (FFIX, FF9). This page contains information about about AP and how to use it for mastering abilities.

How to Gain AP

Defeat Enemies

FF9 Defeat enemies
While enemies typically provide your party with EXP and Gil, they also give you small amounts of AP, which is necessary for learning abilities. Farming Grand Dragons in Popos Heights with Ability Up equipped is a good way to do this later in the game.

Defeat Bosses

FF9 Defeat Bosses
Bosses are fewer and number a tougher than regular enemies but they provide a much larger chunk of AP. To take full advantage of this, try to equip weapons and armor with abillities that you have not learned yet to acquire them even quicker.

Helping the Friendly Monsters

FF9 Friendly Monsters
Friendly Monsters are different from other enemies in the sense that instead of attacking, they will provide you with a request instead. Fulfill this request to gain a large amount of AP. Be aware that the AP from the Friendly Monsters can only be received once, so make sure to not let it go to waste!

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