UFO and Pupu Side Quest | Final Fantasy VIII

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This is the Side Quest Walkthrough for UFO and Pupu in the game Final Fantasy VIII (FF8, FFVII). Read on for more information about objectives, items, and bosses within this section.

UFO Locations Walkthrough

Side Quest Information

Quest Location World Map
When Can You Access this Quest? When Ragnarok is obtained
Reward Pupu Card


1 Spot the UFO near Winhill
2 Find it again at Mandy Beach. Mandy Beach is located Northeast of Timber.
3 Next, it can be found in the Heath Peninsula. East from Trabia, use Ragnarok and land on the small island.
4 Spot it again in the Kashkabald Desert. This huge desert is found west of Centra.
5 Land on the mountains of Grandidi Forest to spot it once more.
6 Head to Balamb Crater for the final UFO encounter to trade 5 Elixers for a Pupu Card.

UFO and Pupu Side Quest

Note: The UFO and Pupu Side quest can be completed much easier with the No Encounter ability, so do so and save a lot of time.


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The first Sighting of the UFO. Just take a stroll outside of Winhill.

Mandy Beach

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Head to Timber then proceed to the northeastern beach. Keep walking until you encounter the UFO for the 2nd time.

Heath Peninsula

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Use the Ragnarok and head to Trabia. From there, fly east until you see a detached small island. Land there to meet the UFO for the 3rd time.

Kashkabalad Desert

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Fly to Edea's House, then head west until you see a huge desert. Roam there for the 4th UFO encounter.

Grandidi Forest Mountain

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After the fourth UFO sighting, head to the mountains of Grandidi near the Chocobo Sanctuary to see the UFO. Destroy it.

Balamb Crater

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You will encounter Pupu in the Balamb crater asking for Elixirs. Give Pupu 5 Elixirs to get the Pupu Card. This is the rarest card in the game.

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Main Story Chapters

Main Party
Chap. 1:
Balamb Garden
Chap. 2:
Dollet Exam
Chap. 3:
Training Center
Chap. 4:
Chap. 5:
Chap. 6:
Tomb of The Unknown King
Chap. 7:
Deling City
Chap. 8:
D-District Prison
Chap. 9:
Galbadia Missile Base
Chap. 10:
Balamb Garden Rebellion
Chap. 11:
Fisherman's Horizon
Chap. 12:
Balamb Town
Chap. 13:
Trabia Garden
Chap. 14:
Balamb VS Galbadia
Chap. 15:
Chap. 16:
White Seed Ship
Chap. 17:
Great Salt Lake
Chap. 18:
Chap. 19:
Lunar Base
Chap. 20:
Chap. 21:
Lunatic Pandora
Chap. 22:
Ultimecia Castle
Laguna Dream
Laguna Dream 1:
Laguna Dream 2:
Laguna Dream 3:
Laguna Dream 4:
Trabia Canyon
Laguna Dream 5:

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