FFVII - Sidequests - Gold Saucer

The Battle Square

In the Battle Arena of the Gold Saucer (where you fell through the hole down into the desert below the Gold Saucer) there are many goodies that can be gained through hard work, determination and skill. Heres a list of all the stuff you can get from the Battle Arena:

Battle Points Name of Item
100BP Remedy
250BP Enemy Lure
500BP Right Arm
1000BP Pre-Emptive materia
2000BP Regan Greens
4000BP Speed Plus
8000BP Stardust
16000BP Championship Belt
32000BP Omni-slash
64000BP W-Summon

Omni-Slash being Clouds Level 4 limit break, and W-Summon is a command materia which enables you to cast the same summon spell a multitude of times. You need this if you want to beat any of the Weapons.

Before you go into the Battle arena make sure that your HP and level is as high as possible, you've got double cut equipped (preferably with Clouds Ultima Weapon which you get after defeating Ultimate Weapon over Cosmo Canyon). Or, instead of 2x slash use Slash all which is probably the better option as you can kill the low HP enemies quicker. You also need lots of HP plus' (buy them from Cosmo Canyon materia shop), Restore, and a decent accessory such as a Escort Guard or Minerva Band. Some Summons might be useful although not completely necessary. Good Luck...

Some people have asked me where they exchange their Battle points. Well to do this you need to go near the entrance to the battle square area, to a big machine, not to the lady at the desk as most people thought. Press X near the machine and it will give you a prize for your efforts.

Another bit of advice is not to leave the battle square area or the game forgets the Battle points you have, which is really annoying if you have a lot :)

If you get a tissue, it is not anything useful, just a item to add to the real life feel of the game. For novelty value really.

See the Materia section for the materia locations.

Chocobo Racing

Breed a decent Chocobo in the farm, see Chocobo breeding, and you can race it at the Chocobo Square of the Gold Saucer. Chocobo Breeding is essential for getting the Golden Chocobo and therefore KOR. First thing to remember is to always hold down R1 and R2 while racing to recharge your stamina bar and to keep tapping the square button to icrease your speed. To get a faster Chocobo feed it the 5000 gil greens at the stable until its speed is max, and the intelligence is how well a Chocobo performs, so if a Chocobo has high intelligence, then it will keep to the racing line i.e straight.

The Wonder Square

You can also get decent stuff from winning GP, the Gold saucers currency, like Gil. Get the EXP materia and increase how many EXP points you get after a battle! The best way to get GP is to win the Chocobo Races with a Chocobo you've raised. Look out for a Enemy Away Materia as a prize in the races, you can take the GP of 300 or the materia, but your probably best to take the GP to get the Gil plus materia from the lady at the Wonder Square.

Here's a list of stuff you can exchange your GP for:

Gold Points Name of Item
1GP Potion
20GP Ether
80GP X-Potion
100GP Turbo Ether
300GP Gold Ticket
500GP Carob Nut
1000GP Gil Plus
2000GP EXP Plus