Final Fantasy IV (DS) FAQs
Final Fantasy IV (DS) Hints
DS | Submitted by thebunnyman1Onion Equipment And Adamant Armor
To get these you have to give colored tails to the tiny guy in the adamant grotto.
red tail - onion sword
black tail - onion armor
pink tail - Adamant armor
yellow tail - onion gloves
green tail - onion helm
blue tail - onion shield
DS | Submitted by DiachronosEasy Boss Wins
General: Always throw a Slow effect onto the boss, whether it's from a White Magic spell or a Spider Silk; it tends to make things a lot easier. Also, you should have someone put up Protect and Shell to reduce damage (bosses rarely stick to melee or magic exclusively; keeping both up will give you one less thing to worry about).
Dedicate one person to exclusive healing, and have the others focus on doing damage (if a character who can heal AND dish out punishment (Paladin Cecil, for example) can't contribute much for damage, put him/her on Item distribution/backup healing). If Cecil is a Paladin, assign him to Cover your healer (or, in some cases, caster) from melee attacks (if you have the Counter Augment, teach it to Cecil; it's a nice combo to Cover).
Magus Sisters (Cindy, Mindy, and Sandy): A tricky trio, but not very hard once you figure out the fight. Cindy can't use magic other than reviving her sisters and some sort of non-Reflectable heal (but she does have one nasty melee attack; Protect is recommended), but her sisters can: they'll put Reflect on Cindy, then bounce spells off her towards your party. Slow Cindy and put Shell up to buy yourself some time. This is the trick to the fight: You can silence Sandy and Mindy! Since they have no melee attack, Silencing them effectively takes them out of the fight. With those two disabled, have Yang, Cecil, and Cid focus on bringing Cindy down while Tellah heals through Cindy's Counterattacks. When Cindy's dead, dispose of the other two however you want.
Lugae (2nd form): The first form was easy, the second isn't. He uses a move called "Reverse Gas" on your guys, which turns healing into damage and damage into healing. He casts it randomly (so it switches between "normal" and "reversed"), so it can be tough to figure out how to time everything. It seems status moves (Shell, Protect, etc.) aren't affected by the gas; use them if you want (I highly recommend using Shell to protect yourself from his Flamethrower attack).
Make sure you have at least one Elixir handy before starting the fight: when the gas is in effect, is it on Lugae. I know what you're thinking: It's one of the dumbest ideas ever. Tell that to the 9k+ damage he takes from the Elixir! Slow him to give yourself enough time to use the Elixir.
Rubicante: You don't want his cape open, otherwise he'll blast you with that Inferno spell he used on Edge. To close his cape, have Edge use Steal on him whenever it opens; you won't get any items, but you'll protect yourself from Inferno. On the negative side, he Absorbs most Elemental damage types while the cape is closed; you'll have to rely on melee attacks and Rydia's Bio/Quake spells and Titan/Dragon Summons for damage. Have Rosa cast Slow on Rubicante, and have Cecil or Rosa put up Shell the first chance you get; he casts Fira while his cape is up, but he rarely does as an actual attack (usually it's a Counter). Even with your advantages, smash him as hard as you can; he sometimes casts Blizzara on himself (the cape Absorbs it, healing him).
Oh, and to those who played the GBA version: Rubicante's cloak affects Icebrand and Icelance this time around. Do NOT face him with those equipped on Cecil and Kain; use your strongest alternatives. Rosa should focus on healing, Edge should Yield until the cape opens (keeping him available and doing nothing is better than him attacking Rubicante just to have the cape open immediately after), Cecil and Kain should melee him (have Kain use Jump now and then, after he's been buffed), and Rydia should blast him with her Earth, Holy, and Bio spells.
Demon Wall: Make sure you buy some things for Edge to Throw before you come to the Sealed Cavern, and hold onto the Fuma Shuriken found inside.
You have to kill this thing before it reaches you, and you don't have much time to do it. As always, cast Slow immediately. Get Haste on EVERYONE, either with Hermes' Sandals or Rosa's Haste spell. Don't bother with Protect or Shell; the only damage Demon Wall inflicts is a guaranteed 1-hit KO anyway.
Use Cecil's and Kain's basic attacks (Jump takes too long), while Rydia uses Bio or her -aga spells (doesn't matter which). Edge should not use his ordinary attack; instead, spend every one of his turns using Throw on the Demon Wall (even an ordinary Shuriken does more than his normal attack). Rosa, however, is pretty much useless after the Demon Wall is Slowed and everyone has Haste; there's no damage to heal, the boss only has ONE move besides his instant-kill Crush (a Counter move that afflicts the target with Petrify) and even with the best gear available at this point in the game her damage output is surpassed by those spell items (like Bomb Fragment and Arctic Wind) that are likely filling your bag. Her turns are best spent either using those items or Praying to keep everyone's MP high; if someone gets hit with Petrify, you can usually afford to leave it for a run or two before it needs to be removed, in which case have her use Esuna.
DS | Submitted by thebunnyman1Secret Final Dungeon Weapons/Bosses
In the final dungeon you can find some special items, but they're guarded by bosses.
Ragnorak - 150 attack, Holy!
Holy lance - 140 att, Holy!
Masamune - 55 att
Murasame - 50 att
Bosses: Ogopogo, Dark Bahamut, White Dragon, and Plague Horror, Green Ahriman that multicast doom and haste, and a Lunasaur guarding two chests.
DS | Submitted by LinkLord39How To Beat Scarmiglone
Scarmiglone's first form is easy. Take out his zombies one by one, or have Tellah and Palom use Fira and Fire on all of them while Porom cures everyone. Once you defeat his first form, go back to the save point, use a tent, and save. Then move your back row to the front. Now go across the bridge. Scarmiglone will attack from the back. Have Porom use cry to weaken him and have Palom and Tellah use fire attacks. Have Cecil attack or use fire based items. The next chance you get, have Palom and Porom use Twincast. Have Tellah and Cecil defend them and use potions. Try to use Twincast as much as you can. After about 3 or 4 Twincasts, he should die.
DS | Submitted by AnonymousEasy 9999 Score in Cecil's Minigame
To get an easy 9999 score for the paladin outfit, tap really fast up and down on the left hand side of the screen where the goblins spawn. After a while, sword icons will build up until you have about 3 of them. Just keep tapping the goblins so your score builds up. Once the fast goblins start coming, just kill them as fast as you can until your score reaches about 8300. Then let the goblins build up until they almost hit you and use a sword. Keep doing this until you run out of swords and your score should be 9999 without getting hit once.
DS | Submitted by AnonymousEasy 9999 Score is Rosa's Mathemagic Min
To do this, simply wait until it tells you what you need to solve. Remember the numbers it shows you and close your DS so it goes into sleep mode. Write down the numbers and solve the problem on a piece of paper. Once you have your answer, open your DS and write it down as fast as you can. Do this until you get 9999 score.
Final Fantasy IV (DS) Unlockables
DS | Submitted by dinosaur JonesNew Game +
Beat the game and you'll be able to start again with a bunch of stuff carried over. Beat it three times in a row and you can start a New Game + or something.
DS | Submitted by A big RabbitPoochika's Body Skin
Score 9999 in any minigame
Dragoon - 9999 Score in "Kain's 100m Jump"
Ninja - 9999 Score in "Edge's 100 Shurikens Throw"
Paladin - 9999 Score in "Cecil's 100 Goblins Punishment"
Summoner/Black Mage - 9999 Score in "Rydia's 100 Math Homeworks"
White Mage - 9999 Score in "Rosa's 100sec Meditation"
Goblin outfit - Clear the main story twice
Zeromus outfit - Complete your Bestiary 100%
Final Fantasy IV (DS) Easter Eggs
DS | Submitted by Samus FantasyView Credits
There's a secret "Developer's Room" in the underground Dwarves' castle. If you search the shelf behind the doll, you'll be able to watch the game credits.