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Gizamaluke's Grotto (ギザマルークの洞窟, Gizamaruuku no doukutsu) is a location in Final Fantasy IX. It is located on the Mist Continent on Gaia. It is the only way to travel between Lindblum and Burmecia on foot.

Gizamaluke's Grotto is named after the large aquatic creature Gizamaluke which inhabits the grotto. It is normally docile, however when the party encounter Gizamaluke it initiates a battle. It must be navigated using a system of bells, which operate as keys that open the way forward. Once passing through the cave system, the characters emerge in the otherwise inaccessible northwestern portion of the Mist Continent that is home to both Burmecia and its sister civilization Cleyra.

Another route in Gizamaluke's Grotto leads to a mountain cliff area, which should be avoided during the first visit as the Grand Dragons on the cliff are very difficult to defeat due to their high level. Within Gizamaluke's Grotto resides the Moogle Moguta, who after being rescued from beneath a large bell by the party will reward the player for giving him Kupo Nuts found at various points in the game. The party receives an Elixir for the first Kupo Nut given after the destruction of Lindblum (disc 2). You receive an Extension for the first Kupo Nut delivered on disc 3, and an Aloha Shirt for the first Kupo Nut delivered on disc 4. Any other Kupo Nuts delivered will earn the party items such as a Tent, an Ether, or a Phoenix Pinion.


Learning Burmecia is under attack, Zidane, Freya, Vivi, and, optionally, Quina pass through here. On the way, they encounter wounded Burmecian soldiers and a large amount of Black Mages. After defeating Gizamaluke, they emerge near Burmecia.



  • Gizamaluke Bell
  • Holy Bell
  • Bronze Vest
  • Mythril Gloves
  • Magus Hat

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