Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad Card Locations Guide

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad Card

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad is a rather challenging card game that encourages exploration other than just strategy. This situation arises when you need a rare and more popular card. In this  Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad card locations guide we are going to tell you about the locations for such cards and the method to acquire them.

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad

The first thing you’ll need to do is to train Guardian Force Quezacotl. Once you’ve trained the thunder elemental, it can learn the Card ability. This allows you to transform the enemies into cards while the Card mod will turn the victory into useful items.

Moving into a higher tier of cards, the Triple Triad, you can head to Balamb Garden to defeat the NPCs of the Card Club to reveal their identity and collect the rare cards. The locations for these are provided in the table.

Challenger Location
Jack Main lobby of Balamb Garden.
Knight Club In the dormitories outside of Knight Club.
Princess Diamond These are two female students found in the lobby.
Prince Spade Outside the elevator on the second floor.
Queen Heart On the Balamb Garden bridge.
Master King First found in dorm room. She needs to be defeated again on the Balamb Garden bridge.
Magician King On the platform near the water area in the Training Center.

As a guaranteed way of acquiring level 8, 9 and 10 cards, survive till the end-game at which point you can challenge the above mentioned players. If defeated, you’ll receive your rewards.

Next, you may take the fight to the Queen of Triple Triad group via a side-quest. Alternatively, the same wait for end-game exists at which point you can find the Queen of Cards at Esthar. Next up is another side-quest which pits you against a Pupu Alien with victory granting you a special Alien card. You can head to the following UFO locations to acquire that card.

  • In Mandy Beach, east of Timber
  • In Winhill Bluffs at the cliffs around Winhill
  • In Kashkabald Desert  to the western area near Cactuar Island.
  • In Heath Peninsula, on a grey island East of Trabia.

These cards can be turned to Hungry Cookpot to allow a Guardian Force to learn the Devour ability. You can use Ragnarok to fly to the highlands of North Esthar and Grandidi Forest to encounter the final UFO battle. Now you will simply need to offer 5 Elixir to the alien NPC in what’s left of Balamb Garden. This will get you the precious rare card.

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad Card Tiers

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad cards are divided into levels according to their usefulness and rarity. The most common ones are those going up to level 5. These are acquired through regular Triple Triad battles. These can be used as cards or broken into resources as you deem fit. Such low-tier cards are listed below along with their ingredients if broken. The latter can be done by the Quezacotl’s Card Mod ability.

Card Title Resources
Geezard 5 Screws
Funguar 1 M-Stone Piece
Bite Bug 1 M-Stone Piece
Red Bat 1 Vampire Fang
Blobra 1 Rune Amulet (4 Blobra cards required)
Gayla 1 Mystery fluid
Gesper 1 Black Hole
Fastitocalon-F 1 Water Crystal (5 Fastitocalon cards required)
Blood Soul 1 Zombie Powder
Caterchipillar 1 Spider Web
Cockatrice 1 Cockatrice Pinion
Grat 1 Magic Stone
Buel 1 Magic Stone
Mesmerize 1 Mesmerize Blade
Glacial  Eye 1 Arctic Wind
Belhelmel 1 Saw Blade
Thrustaevis 1 Shear Feather
Anacondaur 1 Venom Fang
Creeps 1 Coral Fragment
Grendel 1 Dragon Fin
Jelleye 1 Magic Stone
Grand Mantis 1 Sharp Spike
Forbidden 1 Betrayal Sword
Armadodo 1 Dino Bone
Tri-Face 1 Curse Spike
Fastitocalon 1 Water Crystal
Snow Lion 1 North Wind
Ochu 1 Ochu Tentacle
SAM08G Running Fire
Death Claw Sharp Spike
Cactuar 1 Cactus Thorn
Tonberry 1 Chef’s Knife
Abyss Worm 1 Windmill
Turtapod 1 Healing Mail (5 Turtapodcards required)
Vysage 1 Wizard Stone
T-Rexaur 1 Dino Bone (2 T-Rexaur cards required)
Bomb 1 Bomb Fragment
Blitz 1 Dynamo Stone
Wendigo 1 Steel Orb
Imp 1 Wizard Stone

The mid-tier cards include those going up from level 5 to 8. These are still quite powerful and useful. The table shows the method to acquire such cards.

Level 5

Card title How to obtain Utility
Iron Giant Dropped from Iron Giant or won in Triple Triad card battles. 3 Iron Giants required to create 1 Star Fragment
Behemoth Dropped from Behemoth or won in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Behemoth cards required to create 1 Barrier
Chimera Dropped from Chimera or won in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Chimera cards required to create 1 Regen Ring
Elastoid Dropped from Elastoid or won in Triple Triad card battles. 1 Steel Pipe obtained from breakdown.
GIM47N Dropped from GIM47N or won in Triple Triad card battles. 10 x Fast Ammo obtained from breakdown
Malboro Dropped from Malboroonce or won in Triple Triad card battles. 4 Malboro cards required to create 1 Malboro Tentacle
Ruby Dragon Dropped from Behemoth or won in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Ruby Dragon cards required to create 1 Inferno Fang.
Elnoyle Dropped from Behemoth or won in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Elnoyle cards required to create 1 Energy Crystal.
Tonberry King Dropped from Fastitocalon or Malboro (both from card abilities) or won in Triple Triad card battles. 1 Chef’s knife.
Biggs and Wedge Dropped from Snow Lion or Funguar (both from card abilities) or won in Triple Triad card battles. 1 X-Potion.

Level 6

Card title How to obtain Utility
Fujin and Raijin Dropped from Iron Giant or Jelleyeif (both from card abilities) or won in Triple Triad card battles. 1 X-Potion.
Elvoret Dropped from Ochu or Bug Biteif (both from card abilities) or won in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Death Stones.
X-ATM092 Dropped from SAM08G or Red Bateif (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 2 X-ATM092 cards required for 1 Turtle Shell.
Granaldo Dropped from Death Claw or Blobra (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 G-Returner.
Gerogero Dropped from Cactuar or Gayla (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Gerogero cards required to create 1 Circlet.
Iguion Dropped from Gesper or Tonberry (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 Cockatrice Pinion.
Abadon Dropped from Abyss Worm or Blood Worm (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 30 Dark Ammo.
Trauma Dropped from Turtapod Worm or  Caterchipillar (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 30 Demolition Ammo.
Oilboyle Dropped from GIM47N or  Cockatrice (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 30 Fire Ammo
Shumi Tribe Dropped from T-REXAUR or Grat (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 Gambler Spirit
Krysta Dropped from Bomb or Buel (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Holy Stones

Level 7

Card title How to obtain Utility
Propagator Dropped from Blitz or Mesmerise (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 G-Mega Potion
Cactuar Dropped from Wendigo or Glacial Eye (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 Cactus Thorn
Tri-Point Dropped from Torama or Belhelmel (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 40 Tri-Point cards required for 1 Jet Engine.
Gargantua Dropped from Imp or Thrustaevis (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Gargantua cards required for 1 Strength  Love.
Mobile Type 8 Dropped from Anacondaur or Blue Dragon (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Shell Stones.
Sphinxara Dropped from Adamantoise or Creeps (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 G-Mega-Potion.
Tiamat Dropped from Hexadragon or Grendel (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Flare Stones.
BGH251F2 Dropped from Behemoth or Grand Mantis (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 10 Protect Stones.
Red Giant Dropped from Chimera or Forbidden (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 5 Meteor Stones.
Catoblepas Dropped from Armadodo or Elnoyle (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 Rename Card.
Ultima Weapon Dropped from Elastoid or Tri-Face (both from card abilities) or on in Triple Triad card battles. 1 Ultima Stone.

Levels 8 through 10 are the highest rated Final Fantasy 8 Triple Triad card set. These will provide the best materials upon breakdown and are powerful on their own right. These cover the Guardian Forces. The method to obtain them along with the materials extracted are given below in the table.

Level 8

Card title How to obtain Utility
Chubby Chocobo Acquired from Balamb Garden Library (side quest), Queen of Cards at Esthar or in Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 x LuvLuvG
Angelo Acquired from Watts on Forest Owl’s Base/White SeeD Ship or via the Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Elixirs.
Gilgamesh Acquired from Odin on Lunatic Pandora, CC Group King or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 10 Holy Waters
MiniMog Acquired from the NPC inside Balamb Garden or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Pet Houses
Chocobo Acquired from Chocobo Sanctuary or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Gyshal Greens
Quezacotl Acquired from Mayor Dobe in Fisherman’s Horizon or from Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Dynamo Stones
Shiva Acquired by trading The Girl Next Door  Magazine from the Timber Maniacs Building Reception with Zone on the White SeeD Ship, or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 North Winds
Ifrit Acquired from Ifrit or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Elemental Attacks
Siren Acquired from the Pub Manager In Dollet or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Status Attacks
Sacred Acquired from Sacred or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Dino Bones
Minotaur Acquired from Minotaur or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 10 Adamantine

Level 9

Card title How to obtain Utility
Carbuncle Acquired from CC Group side quest or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Glow Curtains
Diablos Acquired from Diablos or v 100 Black Holes
Leviathan Acquired from Joker of  CC Group in Balamb Garden Training Center or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Dog Bones
Odin Dropped from Odin during Centra Ruins quest or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Dead Spirits
Pandemona Acquired form Balamb Hotel Owner or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Windmills
Cerberus Acquired from Cerberus or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Lightweights
Alexander Acquired from Pet in Lunar Base or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Moon Curtains
Phoenix Acquired from Presidential Aide in Esthar (side quest) or from Queen of Cards at Esthar or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Phoenix Spirits
Bahamut Acquired from Bahamut or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 100 Mega Elixirs
Doomtrain Acquired from the pub owner in Timber (side quest) or from Queen of Cards at Esthar or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Status Guard
Eden Acquired from Ultima Weapon or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok. 3 Monk’s Codes

Level 10

All the level 10 cards below can be broken down each into 3 Moon Curtains for use later.

Card title How to obtain
Ward Acquired from Dr. Odine in Esthar or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Kiros Acquired from an NPC  in Deling’s City shopping District (side quest) or from Queen of Cards at Esthar or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Laguna Acquired from Ellone in Lunar Base or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Selphie Acquired from Selphie’s friend in Trabia Garden or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Quistis Acquired from Trepe Groupie in Balamb Garden or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Irvine Acquired from Flo in Fisherman’s Horizon (side quest) or from Queen of Cards at Estha or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Zell Acquired from Ma Dincht in Balamb Town or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Rinoa Acquired from General Caraway in Deling City or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Edea Acquired from Edea at the orpahange or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Seifer Acquired from Balamb Garden or Edea’s Orphanage or Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.
Squall Acquired from Laguna in Esthar or via Card Club Diamond inside Ragnarok.

This marks the end of our Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Triple Triad Card guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then be sure to check out our guides on SeeD exams.