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Each of the Guardian Forces in Final Fantasy VIII has a set of Abilities that can be equipped to a character when he or she Junctions a GF. Below is a list of those abilities categorized according to ability type.

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Junction abilities

Junction abilities enable a player to junction, or equip, magic to stats such as HP and Str in order to increase their power. They can also be used to add elemental and status effects to attacks and defense, or increase more command ability slots.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
HP-J 50 Quezacotl, Ifrit, Brothers, Diablos, Carbuncle N/A HP-J Scroll Junctions magic to HP
Str-J 50 Shiva, Ifrit, Brothers, Pandemona, Cerberus N/A Str-J Scroll Junctions magic to Str
Vit-J 50 Quezacotl, Shiva, Carbuncle N/A Vit-J Scroll Junctions magic to Vit
Mag-J 50 Quezacotl, Siren, Carbuncle, Leviathan, Cerberus, Diablos N/A Mag-J Scroll Junctions magic to Mag
Spr-J 50 Shiva, Brothers, Leviathan, Cerberus, Alexander N/A Spr-J Scroll Junctions magic to Spr
Spd-J 120 Pandemona, Cerberus, Eden N/A Spd-J Scroll Junction magic to Spd
Hit-J 120 Diablos, Cerberus N/A n/a Junction magic to Hit
Eva-J 200 Cactuar, Eden N/A Aegis Amulet Junction Magic to Eva
Luck-J 200 Cactuar N/A Luck-J Scroll Junction magic to Luck
Elem-Atk-J 160 Quezacotl, Shiva, Ifrit, Brothers, Leviathan, Pandemona, Alexander, Doomtrain N/A Elem Atk Junction magic to Elem-Atk
Elem-Def-J 100 Quezacotl, Shiva, Ifrit, Brothers, Pandemona, Alexander N/A n/a Junction magic to Elem-Def
Elem-Def-J x2 130 Quezacotl, Shiva, Ifrit, Leviathan, Pandemona, Alexander Elem-Def-J n/a Junction 2 magics to Elem-Def
Elem-Def-J x4 180 Alexander, Doomtrain Elem-Def-J x2 Elem Guard Junction 4 magics to Elem-Def
ST-Atk-J 160 Siren, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Doomtrain N/A Status Atk Junction magic to ST-Atk
ST-Def-J 100 Siren, Carbuncle, Cerberus N/A n/a Junction magic to ST-Def
ST-Def-J x2 130 Siren, Carbuncle, Cerberus ST-Def-J n/a Junction 2 magics to ST-Def
ST-Def-J x4 180 Doomtrain, Cerberus ST-Def-J x2 Status Guard Junction 4 magics to ST-Def
Ability x3 n/a Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Alexander N/A n/a Allows GF to have 3 ability slots
Ability x4 n/a Bahamut N/A Rosetta Stone Allows GF to have 4 ability slots


Characters abilities

These are upgrades for a character, and when equipped, initiates automatically in battle.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
HP+20% 60 Diablos, Carbuncle, Brothers N/A Regen Ring Raises HP by 20%
HP+40% 120 Diablos, Carbuncle, Brothers HP+20% Giant's Ring Raises HP by 40%
HP+80% 200 Diablos, Brothers HP+40% Gaea's Ring Raises HP by 80%
Str+20% 60 Ifrit, Pandemona, Shiva N/A Strength Love Raises Str by 20%
Str+40% 120 Ifrit Str+20% Power Wrist Raises Str by 40%
Str+60% 200 Bahamut Str+40% Hyper Wrist Raises Str by 60%
Vit+20% 60 Shiva, Carbuncle N/A Turtle Shell Raises Vit by 20%
Vit+40% 120 Shiva, Carbuncle Vit+20% Orichalcon Raises Vit by 40%
Vit+60% n/a N/A N/A Adamantine Raises Vit by 60%
Mag+20% 60 Quezacotl, Siren, Diablos N/A Circlet Raises Magic damage by 20%
Mag+40% 120 Quezacotl, Siren, Diablos Mag+20% Hypno Crown Raises Magic damage by 40%
Mag+60% n/a N/A N/A Royal Crown Raises Magic damage by 60%
Spr+20% 60 Shiva, Leviathan, Alexander N/A Rune Armlet Raises Spr by 20%
Spr+40% 120 Shiva, Leviathan Spr+20% Force Armlet Raises Spr by 40%
Spr+60% n/a N/A N/A Magic Armlet Raises Spr by 60%
Spd+20% 60 Cerberus, Pandemona N/A Jet Engine Raises Spd by 20%
Spd+40% 60 Cerberus, Pandemona Spd+20% Rocket Engine Raises Spd by 40%
Eva+30% 200 Cactuar, Tonberry N/A N/A Raises Eva by 30%
Luck+50% 200 Cactuar, Tonberry, Eden N/A N/A Raises Luck by 50%
Mug 200 Diablos, Bahamut N/A N/A Change Attack to Mug
Cover 100 Brothers N/A Knight's Code Receives attack in place of a party member
Counter 200 Carbuncle N/A Monk's Code Counterattacks when attacked
Initiative 160 Pandemona, Tonberry, Cactuar N/A N/A Enables action as soon as battle begins
Med Data 200 Alexander N/A Doc's Code Doubles the effect of medicine
Move-HP Up 200 Tonberry, Cactuar, Bahamut N/A N/A Restores HP by walking
Return Damage n/a N/A N/A Hundred Needles Returns 1/4 of the damage to the opponent
Ribbon n/a N/A N/A Ribbon Prevents all status abnormality
Expendx2-1 250 Cerberus, Bahamut, Cactuar N/A N/A Only 1 Magic spent while Double
Expendx3-1 250 Eden N/A Three Stars Only 1 Magic spent while Triple
HP Bonus 100 Brothers, Cactuar HP+80% N/A +30 Bonus to HP at level up
Str Bonus 100 Ifrit, Cactuar Str+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Str at level up
Vit Bonus 100 Carbuncle, Cactuar Vit+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Vit at level up
Mag Bonus 100 Siren, Cactuar Mag+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Mag at level up
Spr Bonus 100 Leviathan, Cactuar Spr+40% N/A +1 Bonus to Spr at level up
Auto-Reflect 150 Carbuncle N/A Glow Curtain Reflect activates automatically in battle
Auto-Potion 150 Leviathan, Cactuar, Tonberry N/A N/A Use recovery items automatically when hit
Auto-Haste 150 Cerberus N/A Accelerator Haste activates automatically in battle
Auto-Shell 200 Doomtrain N/A Moon Curtain Shell activates automatically in battle
Auto-Protect 2000 Bahamut N/A Steel Curtain Protect activates automatically in battle


Party abilities

These can influence the party's flow of the battle, elements in the world map and gameplay. This abilities doesn't need any special requirement.

Name Requirement Guardian Forces Description
Alert 200 Cerberus Prevents Back Attack
Enc-Half 30 Diablos Cuts encounter rate by half
Enc-None 100 Diablos No encounters
Rare Item 250 Bahamut More likely to receive rare items
Move-Find 30 Siren Finds hidden Save/Draw Points


GF abilities

GF abilities is considered upgrades for the Guardian Forces Junctioned.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
Boost 10 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus N/A N/A Increases a GF's attack power using timed presses
GF HP +10% 40 All GF N/A Healing Mail Increases a GF's maximum HP by 10%
GF HP +20% 70 All GF GF HP +10% Silver Mail Increases a GF's maximum HP by 20%
GF HP +30% 140 All GF except Quezacotl, Shiva, Siren, Cerberus GF HP +20% Gold Armor Increases a GF's maximum HP by 30%
GF HP +40% 200 Doomtrain, Bahamut, Eden GF HP +30% Diamond Armor Increases a GF's maximum HP by 40%
Sum Mag +10% 40 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Cactuar N/A Steel Pipe Increases a GF's attack power by 10%
Sum Mag +20% 70 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Cactuar Sum Mag +10% Star Fragment Increases a GF's attack power by 20%
Sum Mag +30% 140 All GF except Diablos, Carbuncle, Cerberus, Cactuar Sum Mag +20% Energy Crystal Increases a GF's attack power by 30%
Sum Mag +40% 70 Doomtrain, Bahamut, Eden Sum Mag +30% Samantha's Soul Increases a GF's attack power by 40%


Menu abilities

These abilities are accessed from the menu, used to create items and magic and other miscellany.

Name AP Guardian Forces Requirement Items Description
Haggle 150 Tonberry N/A N/A Receive discounts at shops
Sell-High 200 Tonberry Familiar, Haggle N/A Sell high at shops
Familiar 150 Tonberry N/A N/A Easier to buy rare items
Call Shop 200 Tonberry Sell-High N/A Call shops from menu screen
Junk Shop n/a Doomtrain N/A N/A Call junk shop from menu screen
T Mag-RF 30 Quezacotl N/A N/A Refine Lightning/Wind Magic from an item
I Mag-RF 30 Shiva N/A N/A Refine Water/Ice Magic from an item
F Mag-RF 30 Ifrit N/A N/A Refine Fire Magic from an item
L Mag-RF 30 Siren N/A N/A Refine Life/Recovery Magic from an item
Time Mag-RF 30 Diablos N/A N/A Refine Time/Space Magic from an item
ST Mag-RF 30 Diablos N/A N/A Refine status Magic from an item
Supt Mag-RF 30 Leviathan N/A N/A Refine Support Magic from an item
Forbid Mag-RF 30 Bahamut N/A N/A Refine Forbidden Magic from an item
Recov Med-RF 30 Carbuncle N/A N/A Refine Recovery Medicine from an item
ST Med-RF 30 Siren N/A N/A Refine status Recovery Medicine from an item
Ammo-RF 30 Ifrit N/A N/A Refine Ammunition from an item
Tool-RF 30 Siren N/A N/A Refine Tools from an item
Forbid Med-RF 200 Doomtrain N/A N/A Refine Forbidden Medicine from an item
GFRecov Med-RF 30 Leviathan N/A N/A Refine Recovery Medicine for GF from an item
GFAbl Med-RF 30 Eden N/A N/A Refine ability learning medicine for GF from items
Mid Mag-RF 60 Quezacotl N/A N/A Refine Mid-Level Magic from other Magic
High Mag-RF 120 Alexander N/A N/A Refine High-Level Magic from other Magic
Med LV Up 120 Alexander N/A N/A Levels up medicine
Card Mod 80 Quezacotl N/A N/A Refine items from cards


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