Going for the Gold achievement in Final Fantasy IX

Going for the Gold

Successfully catch a golden frog.

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How to unlock the Going for the Gold achievement

  • WebDevil 666WebDevil 666592,814
    17 Feb 2019 17 Feb 2019 07 Mar 2019
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    You will be able to catch frogs in Quina's mini game after he joins your party. This is technically missable as you don't have to go to Qu's Marsh or ever have Quina in your party.

    After leaving Lindblum via the dragons gate, you will see some Chocobo tracks. Just beyond those is a swampy area. Enter that and you will be on a path with Moggster and Moggy on it. You know them from the tutorials. Take the path directly behind them. Go straight up and you will find Quina trying to catch frogs. I caught him a frog, so I will assume that you should do the same. Cross the bridge and head up. Head inside the building and speak to Quale. Quina joins your party and you can now play the frog hunting mini game.

    Go back to the area with frogs, you should now see a golden frog amongst the others. Catching the frog is going to take some patience, but for me, it was the first frog I caught after the one for Quina. Wait in a zone i.e. either end of the bridge for the frogs to hop on dry land and quickly nip out and attempt to grab a frog by holding cn_B to sprint while tapping cn_A to catch your frog. Eventually, the golden frog will be yours.

    Also, make sure you leave one male and one female from in the pond so that they reproduce faster while you're away. If you do not do this, the next time you return, there will only be 2 tadpoles in the pond. You will then need to wait for them to mature before they can mate. Leaving behind a male, female and a golden frog will help you with the catch 99 frogs achievement faster. Female frogs can be spotted by the black stripe on either side, male frogs do not have stripes.
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    TG Airborne 88So let me get this straight. If in a single save all the frogs are captured in Qu's marsh and leaving none free, does that mean the achievement becomes unobtainable and needs a new playthrough?
    Posted by TG Airborne 88 on 18 Feb 19 at 09:07
    WebDevil 666I've updated the solution to give clarification on this. If you capture all frogs in a Marsh, when you return, it will only have tadpoles in it. You will need to wait for them to mature and mate before you can catch more frogs. Leaving a male, a female and a golden frog accelerates spawning process.
    Posted by WebDevil 666 on 18 Feb 19 at 11:01
    TG Airborne 88Thanks a bunch. Will upvote this solution for ya :-)
    Posted by TG Airborne 88 on 18 Feb 19 at 11:57
    WebDevil 666Additionally, there are 4 Marsh locations. Will update the guide when I find them. It's been a while since I did the PS version
    Posted by WebDevil 666 on 18 Feb 19 at 12:43
    Guido LonguiniIf you go into the Config menu and set the movement option to run, it changes the setting so your characters will always run and pressing the B button will cause them to walk. I find it much easier to catch frogs without having to hold B and tap A.
    Posted by Guido Longuini on 22 Feb 19 at 18:29
    BradleyHeatChicano tracks? wink
    Posted by BradleyHeat on 07 Mar 19 at 10:18
    WebDevil 666Thanks redface
    Posted by WebDevil 666 on 07 Mar 19 at 12:16
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