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Fossil Roo

Fossil Roo is a tunnel that connects the Mist Continent with the Outer Continent. It is an ancient transport network in Final Fantasy IX.

Fossil Roo is a network of roots from the huge Iifa Tree, which flow through underground tunnels. The passengers ride holding onto the back of a giant mole-cricket-like insect, called the Gargant. It is called by feeding it flowers that look like large dandelions. The Gargant's routes may be altered by various switches along the path, which open up water valves across roots that deter the Gargant.

There is another Gargant tunnel called Gargan Roo, which transports people around the Mist Continent.

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The entrance to Fossil Roo is hidden in a Qu's Marsh near Lindblum. Zidane, Vivi, and Princess Garnet find Quina in the marsh, who leads them through the tall grass in search of frogs to dine on. Quina inadvertantly discovers the excavation site that leads to Fossil Roo, but misses the chance to catch any frogs.

The party descends into the tunnel, where they are immediately pursued by the mechanized Armodullahan. After being chased across a stone bridge with many pendulum-like axes, Armodullahan falls into a hole, and the party has a short time to rest, but are interrupted by the bounty hunter Lani, who was hired by Garnet's mother Queen Brahne. Lani demands that Garnet hand over the royal pendant around her neck, which Garnet had stolen from Alexandria earlier. After Garnet refuses to comply Lani threatens her and a battle ensues. After being defeated, Lani escapes back to the entrance to the Roo, and the party continues down into the tunnels.

Fossil Roo contains a mining spot where the player can choose to dig in certain areas for items. Potions, Ore, and the Madain's Ring accessory.




  • Elixir
  • Fairy Earrings
  • Ether
  • Lamia's Tiara
  • Survival Vest



Mogki's and Kuppo's Mogshops

Item Price (gil)
Potion 50
Phoenix Down 150
Echo Screen 50
Soft 100
Antidote 50
Eye Drops 50
Annoytment 150
Tent 800

Treasure Hunter's Inventory

Item Price (gil)
Ice Brand 3780
Partisan 1600
Multina Racket 750
Stardust Rod 760
Mythril Armlet 500
Thunder Gloves 1200
Bandana 500
Mage's Hat 600
Mythril Helmet 1000
Chain Plate 810
Mythril Vest 1180
Adaman Vest 1600
Mythril Armor 1830
Potion 50
Phoenix Down 150
Echo Screen 50
Soft 100
Antidote 50
Eye Drop 50
Remedy 300
Annoytment 150
Tent 800


The French word rue, pronounced more or less like "roo", means "street".

Musical Themes

"Fossil Roo"
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The theme that plays in Fossil Roo is called "Fossil Roo"

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