Get Sponsored Name: Quetzacoatl Element: Lightning Attack Name: Thunder Storm Starting Level: Level 1 How to get it: Examine Squall's study panel at the very beginning of the game - you'll get it automatically. Name: Shiva Element: Ice Attack Name: Diamond Dust Starting Level: Level 1 How to get it: Examine Squall's study panel at the very beginning of the game - you'll get it automatically. Name: Ifrit Element: Fire Attack Name: Hell Fire Starting Level: Level 1 How to get it: You will recieve Ifrit (as well as his Card) when you defeat him in the Fire Cavern at the beginning of the game. Name: Siren Element: None, adds Silence Attack Name: Silent Voice Starting Level: Level 3 How to get it: Draw it from Elvoret, the Boss that throws away Biggs and Wedge at the Dollet Communication Tower (the SeeD Field Exam). Name: Brothers Element: Earth Attack Name: Brotherly Love Starting Level: Level 7 How to get it: Solve the drawbridge puzzle in the Tomb of the Unknown King. For an easy solution, take every right in the Tomb and you'll hit every important room in the tomb in the order you need to. Once you defeat the Brothers, they'll join you and you'll also get their Cards. Name: Diablos Element: None Attack Name: Dark Messenger Starting Level: Level 9 How to get it: Speak with Headmaster Cid a second time after he sends you off to Timber and he will give an Item called the Magical Lamp. Save your game and then use it, and you will be transported to an alternate dimension where you'll automatically engage Diablos. Beat him and he will join you, and you'll get his Card. Name: Carbuncle Element: None, casts Reflect Attack Name: Ruby Light Starting Level: Level 16 How to get it: Draw it from either one of the Iguions you fight during Edea's Parade in Disc 1. Name: Leviathan Element: Water Attack Name: Tsunami Starting Level: Level 17 How to get it: Draw it from the Boss NORG at Balamb Garden in Disc 2. Name: Pandemonia Element: Wind Attack Name: Tornado Zone Starting Level: Level 19 How to get it: Draw it from the Boss, Fujin, in Balamb during Disc 2. Name: Cerberus Element: None, casts Double and Triple Attack Name: Counter Rockets Starting Level: Level 23 How to get it: You will find Cerberus waiting in the yellow light in the center of Galbadia Garden's main hall, during the end of Disc 2. Talk to him to fight him. Beat him and you will get him as a GF. Name: Alexander Element: Holy Attack Name: Holy Judgement Starting Level: Level 25 How to get it: Draw it from Edea during the final battle of Disc 2. Name: Doomtrain Element: Poison, adds various Status Ailments Attack Name: Runaway Train Starting Level: Level 28 How to get it: Go to Tears' Point near Esthar and pick up the Solomon Ring. Now, collect 6 Steel Pipes, 6 Remedy+, and 6 Malboro Tentacles. You can get the Steel Pipes from Wendigos, Remedy+ from Alexander's Med LV Up Ability, and the Malboro Tentacles from Malboros. Once you've collected these Items, use the Solomon Ring and you will recieve Doomtrain as another GF. Name: Bahamut Element: None Attack Name: Mega Flare Starting Level: Level 35 How to get it: You can find Bahamut in the Deep Sea Research Center (a side quest). Make your way to the blue capsule in the first room and Bahamut will ask you a series of questions. After each one, you'll have to face a tough Ruby Dragon. After the third question, he will fight you. Defeat him, and you will recieve him as a GF. The answers to his questions are "It is not our will to fight", "Never", and then the hidden option below the second option. Answer incorrectly, and you will have to fight a Ruby Dragon and THEN answer the question again. Name: Cactuar Element: None Attack Name: 1,000 Needles Starting Level: Level 20 How to get it: You can find the GF Cactuar on Cactuar Island, a small island to the south of Esthar. You will know the island by the appearance of a randomly placed, small green dot in the sand. That dot is the Jumbo Cactuar, a giant Cactuar. Walk up to him to engage him in combat. To defeat him, use Water-Elemental attacks (especially Leviathan) and strong Limit Breaks (especially Renzokuken). He will randomly counterattack with a move called 10,000 Needles that kills a character instantly no matter what; counter this with Life, Full-Life and Alexander's Revive. Once you beat on him enough, you will see a message that Jumbo Cactuar "is hesitating". At this point, DO NOT ATTACK or he will run away and you'll have to start over! Just summon Leviathan and have your Limit Breaks ready and unload on him with EVERYTHING YOU HAVE. If you're lucky, he'll fall and you will get the Cactuar GF. Name: Tonberry Element: None Attack Name: Chef's Knife Starting Level: Level 30 How to get it: You can find the GF Tonberry at the Centra Ruins. Tonberry, arguably, is the hardest GF to get in Final Fantasy VIII. At the first area of the Centra Ruins, you will find only Tonberry enemies. Your job is to defeat 18 to 22 Tonberries to make the Tonberry King appear. Sounds easy, right? Trust me, it isn't. Tonberries have around 20000 HP apiece, an attack called Chef's Knife that does 3000-4000 damage quickly, and a random counter- attack called Everyone's Grudge that does about 5000-6000 damage to a single character. You'll need an edge. First off, summon Diablos. Then, summon Cerberus. Then, cast Protect on everyone. Finally, pound away with Diablos until it dies. If you get dangerously low on HP, cast Curaga or use Recover. Once you defeat the right number of Tonberries, the Tonberry King will replace the last fallen Tonberry without giving you a chance to heal. He is much faster and stronger than normal Tonberries, and if you die, you have to start all over. Once you beat him, you get the Tonberry GF. Name: Eden Element: None Attack Name: Eternal Breath Starting Level: Level 30 How to get it: The final GF in Final Fantasy VIII, Eden, is easily the most powerful in the game, so you know you want it. Eden can be found in the Deep Sea Research Center, after defeating Bahamut. Work your way to the bottom of the ruins, solving the puzzles as you go along, until you finally reach the very tough Boss, Ultima Weapon. You can draw Eden from Ultima Weapon, and if you survive, you get to keep him.