Edgar explores South Figaro Cave, a short dungeon in Final Fantasy VI.

South Figaro Cave - Enemies
  • Foper - 119 HP - Weak to Fire - Drops Potion
  • Hornet - 92 HP - Weak to Fire
  • Urok - 122 HP - Weak to Fire

  • Having escaped the clutches of Kefka, Terra, Locke, and Edgar need to flee to the town of South Figaro - though first they need to travel through South Figaro Cave. If you've just completed the battle with the Magitek Armor suits, you'll find South Figaro Cave along the mountain range to the south.

    Immediately inside the Cave you’ll find a healing pool. You can use this pool to restore your health and magic in the wake of the battle against the Magitek Armors. If you want to use the Cave to grind levels, this is also a good spot to linger. (Though you shouldn't grind too much. You'll miss out on useful level bonuses later in the game.)

    Figaro Cave is a relatively small area with a few basic enemies. The monsters are stronger than the foes you fought in the desert, but with Edgar’s Auto Crossbow they’re easily felled. If you’re fast enough (or if you set your Cursor Position to Remember) you can defeat an entire group before they have a chance to get off an attack.

    The chests in this contain different items depending on when you collect them:
    • Take a left after you enter the largest section of the cave. There are stairs here that lead to a chest. Inside is an Ether, though on your second trip you'll instead find a Thunder RodDuring the third trip it becomes a Hero’s Ring, though you'll need to wait quite a while for this third item.
    • As you head south through the largest section of the cave you'll see a chest on your right. It contains an Ether now, or a Hi-Ether during the third trip.
    • In the south of the largest area you'll find stairs to the exit. To the left of the stairs is a side path to a chest containing a Phoenix Down, which changes to an X-Potion if you leave it until the third trip through the cave.
    The stairs in the south of the main area lead up and out to the world map.

    The party fights a Belmodar, a monster living near South Figaro in Final Fantasy VI.

    World Map - South Figaro Region - Enemies
  • Belmodar - 232 HP
  • Mu - 119 HP
  • Unseelie - 132 HP - Weak to Poison

  • Upon exiting you’ll find a vast expanse of grassy land. The enemies change out here, though the only one worth mentioning is the Belmodar. Not only are these hefty enemies just generally tough, they will react to magic with the Megavolt spell, which is quite painful. Rein in Terra's magic and stick to normal attacks. 

    You can Steal Mythril Claws from Belmodars using Locke, which will come in handy for the next character to join the party, though your chances of getting one are low. Still, if you want to maximize your combat prowess for upcoming areas, this is the place to get some Mythril Claws.

    If you follow the mountain range to the east of South Figaro Cave you'll find a small house. Here you can sleep by stepping into one of the beds, and you can find a Potion by checking the bucket by the stove. As you leave Edgar will ponder the identity of its owner. This home comes in handier a bit later in the game, when you make a return trip to this area.

    Head to the southern coast and look to the east. It won't take long before you run into a town. You don't have to check it out, but... you should.

    The party arrives at South Figaro, an important location in Final Fantasy VI.

    South Figaro - Weapon Shop
  • Dagger (150 gil)
  • Mythril Knife (300 gil)
  • Mythril Sword (450 gil)
  • Great Sword (800 gil)
  • Noiseblaster (500 gil)
  • Bioblaster (750 gil)

  • South Figaro - Armor Shop
  • Buckler (200 gil)
  • Heavy Shield (400 gil)
  • Hairband (150 gil)
  • Plumed Hat (250 gil)
  • Cotton Robe (200 gil)
  • Kenpo Gi (250 gil)

  • South Figaro - Item Shop
  • Potion (50 gil)
  • Antidote (50 gil)
  • Gold Needle (200 gil)
  • Eyedrops (50 gil)
  • Echo Screen (120 gil)
  • Phoenix Down (500 gil)
  • Sleeping Bag (500 gil)
  • Tent (1,200 gil)

  • South Figaro - Accessories Shop
  • Sprint Shoes (1,500 gil)
  • Silver Spectacles (500 gil)
  • Star Pendant (500 gil)
  • Jeweled Ring (1,000 gil)
  • Knight's Code (1,000 gil)

  • Ah, sweet civilization. South Figaro is a good place to upgrade your party in preparation for the next outdoor trek, which is more or less a dungeon. The stores you'll want to check in particular are the weapon and armor shops in north-central South Figaro, which have new equipment for everyone in the party. You can also find an item shop in the northeast of South Figaro, and grabbing Antidotes and Potions is a good idea for the next area.

    South Figaro has plenty of places to explore, more than you might even know at first. We'll start with the streets: 
    • There are two barrels near the entrance of South Figaro. The top barrel contains a Potion
    • Look south  of the entrance to find the port. Along the water's edge, on the west side of South Figaro, are two crates. The accessible crate contains a Gold Needle. 
    • Head east along the port and continue checking crates and barrels on your way to find Eye Drops and an Antidote
    • Head back north, towards the largest, northwestern building in town. Just south of the house are three crates. The middle crate contains a Green Cherry
    • In roughly the center of South Figaro are two stores with a barrel between them. It contains a Potion
    • Go up the stairs near these stores and follow the town’s outer walls west to find several more barrels. The bottom-right barrel contains a Teleport Stone.
    Enter the building marked Inn. On the first floor is a store that sells Relics. Relics are accessories that you can equip on your party members, each with its own unique effect. Star Pendants are the only items here that are recommended for this part of the game, as they block Poison status, though you may like some Sprint Shoes if your version of Final Fantasy VI does not have an option to run at all times. You can equip two Relics on each character.

    The party meets Shadow, a future party member in Final Fantasy VI.

    Through the inn and to the east is a large pub. Here you can find a ninja by the default name of Shadow. He won't join the party here, but it won't be long before Shadow shows up again, and the next time you'll have the option to join ranks with the ninja. Shadow remains an optional party member for several sections of Final Fantasy VI, with a few mandatory recruitments about halfway through the game.

    There’s only one spot you haven’t yet explored, and that's the large mansion in the northwest. You can find a Phoenix Down through the right door on the bottom floor, and if you go upstairs and into the first bedroom you’ll find a secret passage behind the bookcases. This leads to an underground area that you’re not supposed to find right now, though if you choose to plunder these hidden rooms you'll find plenty of gil that can help with upgrading the party. We’ll explore this area in another article, and you can jump ahead a bit for more details. 

    That's all for South Figaro. Head northeast of town and you'll find your next destination, the mountain path through Mt. Kolts.