FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide

Every missable in the game, bundled together with things I considered worth mentioning cause why not.

This guide is structured by location in the order you reach them. Spoilers. Obviously.

Party Members

In previous versions of the game, every time a party member left there was a risk of losing their gear permanently.

As it has been confirmed by several users, the Pixel Remaster places their gear in your inventory, making this no longer an issue.

This section will remain in the guide as to state it for anyone that is not aware.

FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide

Kaipo, Oasis of the Desert

  • Bestiary: 021 – General will flee if you kill all the Soldiers first.
    You can kill 2 Baron Soldiers and then the General so they don’t bother you as much.
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Fabul Castle

  • Bestiary: 036 – Captain will flee if you kill the Baron Warriors first.
    You have 3 chances to get this entry in this area.
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Tower of Zot

  • Location: One time dungeon. Make sure to keep a separate save as backup.
  • Chests: All chests.
  • Bestiary: Refer to the list below.

    061 – Puppet
    062 – Sorceress
    063 – Black Knight
    064 – Centaur Knight
    065 – Gremlin
    066 – Soldieress
    067 – Puppeteer: Also found in Tower of Babel.
    068 – Ice Lizard
    069 – Cold beast
    070 – Hell Turtle: 2F.
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide

Dwarven Castle

  • Bestiary: 173 – Calcobrena will be missed if you do not allow Calco and Brina to use Combine.
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  • Note: The only way I got them to consistently use Combine was to kill the 3 front Brina.
    Even if you don’t kill any Calco it will be added to the Bestiary with 0 kills, if you do not like this kill at least 1 Calco and then 3 Brina.

Tower of Babel

Underworld

  • Location: One time dungeon. Make sure to keep a separate save as backup.
  • Chests: All chests.
  • Bestiary: Refer to the list below.
  • Item: Illusion can only be stolen from 088 – Evil Doll.
  • Item: Siren can be stolen from 101 – Security Eye.
  • Bestiary: 176 – Barnabas-Z can be missed by killing Dr. Lugae before Barnabas.
    Make sure to let Dr. Lugae finish his speech and summon Barnabas-Z instead of melting him.

    067 – Puppeteer: Also found in Tower of Zot.
    084 – Mystery Egg: Kill it before it hatches.
    087 – Naga
    088 – Evil Doll
    090 – Fiery Knight
    093 – Chimera
    101 – Security Eye
    102 – Mad Ogre

Overworld

  • Location: One time dungeon. Make sure to keep a separate save as backup.
  • Chests: All chests.
  • Bestiary: Refer to the list below.

    095 – Sorcerer
    096 – Ghost Knight
    097 – Lamia Matriarch: 6F, 7F and 8F.
    099 – Grudger
    103 – Green Dragon: Can be summoned by Sorcerer.
    105 – Mythril Golem: 6F and 7F. Can Also be summoned by Sorcerer.

    Credit to loudmog for helping me confirm some of these before I reached it on my run.

    WARNING: This area will end after entering the last door of 6F after, make sure you get all the stuff you want before that.

    Extra: Turns out there is a second chance to visit this area right after you finish the Overworld visit but before doing anything else. I mention it because it is fun, don’t take it as a chance to neglect the Bestiary on your first visit.
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide

World: Drill Falcon

Availability: Once you get the drill attachment but beforegoing to the moon for the first time

Sylvan Cave

You can find this location on the Northwest side of the Underworld, cast Float and make your way through the cave until you reach Sylvan Cottage, inside it make sure to interact with.

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Fabul Castle

Make it to the top of the left tower and talk to the lady in front of a kitchen to receive the Frying Pan.

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Sylvan Cottage

Use the Frying Pan on.

Summon: You will receive the Sylph summon.

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Fabul Castle

Item: Return the Frying Pan to receive the Knife.

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Giant of Babel

  • Location: One time area. Make sure to keep a separate save as backup.
  • Chests: All chests.
  • Bestiary: Refer to the list below.
  • Item: Siren can be stolen from 138 – Searcher.

    135 – Beamer
    136 – Centaurion
    137 – Mech Soldier
    138 – Searcher
    139 – Last Arm
    140 – Giant Soldier
    141 – Mech Dragon
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FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide

Optional Content

Chocobo Forests

Availability: You can get all of them once you get an Airship.

  • Use this link [finalfantasy.fandom.com]to locate and visit all 13 forests spread accross the world.
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Cave of Summons

Availability: As soon as you can fly through lava.

  • Make your way through the cave to reach Land of Summons.
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Land of Summons

Availability: Make your way through Cave of Summons.

  • Item: Grab the Rat Tail from one of the chests.
  • Hidden Room: On the corner of the South-most platform of the first floor. Refer to screenshot.
  • Summon: Defeat Asura in combat.
  • Summon: Defeat Leviathan in combat.
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Excalibur

Availability: Once you have the Rat Tail and have reached.

  • Item: Trade the Rat Tail for Adamant in the Adamant Grotto.
    This is the cave on the East-most location of the Overworld, you will need the Hovercraft to reach it.
  • Item: Trade the Adamant for Excalibur in Kokkol’s Smithy.
    This blacksmith is located in the Southeast corner of the Underworld.
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Odin

Availability: Once you defeat Asura and Leviathan in Land of Summons.

  • Summon: Defeat Odin in combat.
    Odin is located at the bottom of the right tower of Castle Baron.
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Bahamut

Availability: Once you defeat Leviathan in Land of Summons.

  • Summon: Defeat Bahamut in combat.
    Bahamut is inside the cave surrounded by a circular plateau at the East side of the Moon.
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Items

Availability: Once you defeat Bahamut.

  • Item: On a bookshelf in Sylvan Cottage.
  • Item: On a bookshelf on the Weapon Shop in Land of Summons.
  • Item: On a bookshelf on the Armor Shop in Land of Summons.
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Sealed Equipment

Availability: Once you get access to Lunar Subterrane.

  • Item: All relics are can be found in this area, simply interact with the altar and kill the monster to earn each one.
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Adamant Armor

Availability: Once you get access to Lunar Subterrane.

  • Item: Enter bottom right cave of B5 and use Siren there to fight Flan Princess.
    Keep spamming this fight until they drop Pink Tail.
  • Item: Take the Pink Tail to Adamant Grotto and trade it for Adamant Armor.
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Rydia’s Secret Summons

Availabilty: Whenever you can find the respective monster.

  • Item: Get “Goblin” as a rare drop from 001 – Goblin.
  • Item: Get “Cockatrice” as a rare drop from 031 – Cockatrice.
  • Item: Get “Mind Flayer” as a rare drop from 057 – Mind Flayer.
  • Item: Get “Bomb” as a rare drop from 092 – Balloon.
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Bestiary

Actually open it… No, really

Turns out the Bestiary in the Pixel Remasters is not only an awesome compendium, but actually it basically works as a Pokedex too. It is actually so good that there is no reason for the wiki link[finalfantasy.fandom.com] to be here anymore lol

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Display Map

This is the one feature that makes research obsolete, long story short just chase ? marks if you are planning to complete the Bestiary.

  • World Monsters: These will show up as a big ? mark, if you go to the location where the mark is you will find a missing entry.
  • Dungeon Monsters: While a little less precise, it will still show how many entries are in the dungeon and a ? mark for those missing so you know if you have completed it or need to keep running around.
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide
FINAL FANTASY IV Missable Achievement Guide

Sidenote: Yes, I figured this out right before completing the Bestiary in FFIV and did not take any screenshots of the ? marks, use your imagination.

Extra: A word of wisdom from TaskTren for those that insist on using the wiki link[finalfantasy.fandom.com].

Originally posted by TaskTren:

The Great Marlboro and Golden Toad (142 and 143) don’t exist in the game, as the Cave of Trials is not present.

So, the Selene Guardian is 142 instead of 144(on the Bestiary on the Fandom page) for the FFIVPR, so every entry around that area moves back by 2.

142.Selene Guardian

143.Dark Sage

144.Silver Dragon

145.Gold Dragon

Rather than 144-147. Figured I would give a little info here if people were confused with those entries.

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