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How to get Yuffie, what to say to Yuffie, step by step picture guide to recruiting Yuffie
Yuffie is a secret character in Final Fantasy VII. There was a time when getting her was pure luck but now, it is possible to get her quite easily. Yuffie appears randomly when the player is venturing through forests and trees on the world map. If you are intent on getting her, you have to grind in forests as she appears randomly. You could find her in the first fight or a hundred, two hundred in; you never know.
This Hub will serve as a guide to getting Yuffie, a guide to finding Yuffie and a picture guide to recruiting her to your party. If you are playing Final Fantasy VII for the first time or on a replay, do not avoid getting Yuffie as she has plenty of unique dialogue and she also brings plenty of additional storylines and side quests for added FF entertainment.
How to get Yuffie
It is possible to recruit Yuffie from the first time you find forested areas in Final Fantasy VII. This means that after you have left Midgar, finished in Kalm, crossed over the Midgar Zolom Marshes, ventured through the Mythril Mines and are on your way to Junon.
Venturing north slightly will allow you to seeFortCondor. Slightly past there, you will see a large forested areas beside a cliff with several smaller forests nearby. See the picture provided to give you a good idea of where to grind; you can seeFortCondorin the distance if you turn the camera properly but after a few seconds it will return to normal.
Grind in this forest by the cliff and most likely after endless battles and accidental level ups and material progression, you will enter a battle with an enemy that looks like a character. The enemy will be called “Mystery Ninja” and her level depends on the level your party is after all of the grinding. She will always be Cloud’s level minus3. Inthis guide, Cloud was level 25 and when Yuffie appeared, she was level 22. Similarly, I put this further to the test and made Cloud level 26 and just as well, Yuffie appeared as level 23 so this is the formula for her level. See the picture provided.
She is fairly easy to defeat and when you finally win the battle, you will enter a large map area and see Yuffie lying on the floor. See the picture provided. Do not at any point during this scene use the save point as she will vanish.
After you speak to her, you will engage in a series of choice selection options. If you select the wrong one she will leave and you will have to repeat the whole grinding process again until you get it right the next time. Follow the picture guide provided. The finger points at the correct options in each picture so select the following options in the following order to recruit Yuffie successfully.
For Yuffie’s first option, select “Not interested”.
For Yuffie’s second option, select “…Petrified”.
For Yuffie’s third option, select “Wait a second!”
For Yuffie’s fourth option, select “…That’s right”.
For Yuffie’s final option, select “…Let’s hurry on”.
After the final option has been selected, Yuffie will be scared and confused that you didn’t ask her name and instead, she will scream it at you. You will then be bought to the character naming screen where you will be able to name her as you please. She will then say:
“I am Yuffie, Nice to meetcha!”
The screen will then fade and you will be back in the forested area by Junon as you were before the battle.
Head into the PHS menu and you will see that Yuffie truly is a viable asset. She will be automatically equipped with a powerful 4-point shuriken weapon and a carbon bangle and she will have the very powerful Throw material equipped which allows you to throw weapons and equipment at enemies for massive damage which can be very useful in boss battles and in tight situations where you need a quick way to deal massive damage or a quick way to win.
As mentioned earlier, Yuffie will give you plenty more storyline opportunities and side quests and she is a viable asset to the party at all times. She is very powerful, very skilled in magic and her dialogue is truly hilarious. She will probably become a favourite in your party.
Yuffie can be used on the date scene in Gold Saucer also instead of Aeris, Tifa or Barrett. Her weapon is long-range which comes in handy when facing the boss that awaits you at Junon and she gives you a brilliant back-story with plenty of secret and hidden items later on when you arrive in the ninja town of Wutai, Yuffie’s hometown. Keep an eye on Yuffie, she is not all that she seems…
It is interesting to think exactly how Square would portray Yuffie's recruitment in a Final Fantasy VII remake. In FF7, it was treated as an optional side quest and a secret. However, she is very powerful, very useful and a viable addition to the party in terms of storyline, not to mention, very well received as a character in the game among the FF fan community. Perhaps Square would make Yuffie's recruitment harder and even more secret, or perhaps they would make her an actual main character that is not an optional recruitment or addition.