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Evade Pursuers is the fifth quest of Chapter 2, "Fateful Encounters", in Final Fantasy VII Remake, taking place in Sector 8. After meeting with Aerith Gainsborough in the Sector 8 Business District, Cloud Strife is then attacked by Shinra Electric Power Company forces. Cloud must fight them off to reach the Sector 8 Station.


The battle begins against a few security officers. These are simple enemies, and much like before, can be fought with regular attacks and finished off with Braver. Southeast on the map, a previously inaccessible area will lead to a battle against a few security officers and a guard dog, and Cloud can pick up an HP Up Materia HP Up Materia HP Up materia from FFVII Remake.

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Follow the street around to the left, where more security officers are fought, along with grenadiers who lob grenades at range, which can deal considerable damage if the grenades are not blocked or evaded. Consider focusing down grenadiers first when Braver is up, while using the security officers to build ATB gauge. After defeating them, using Cure Cure after battle, and pick up the Deadly Dodge Materia Deadly Dodge Materia on the floor by the car (found by following the purple glow).

A slight fork in the road appears. Following the street left will lead to one security officer plus two guard dogs. As before, against guard dogs, use Focused Thrust to build up their stagger meter, and then switch to Punisher Mode to lay into them with attacks or with Braver. This is optional, but defeating them can give more items and EXP. Down this road, there is a chest on the left for a pair of Power Wristguards.

Head down to the main square surrounding a fountain, where a lengthened fight will ensure against several security officers, guard dogs, and grenadiers. In addition to using abilities, consider using Cure often to keep Cloud's HP up. A helicopter will fly over and bring in a group of shock troopers, which can evade attacks. Attack them until they stop dodging, then unleash Focused Thrust to stagger them. Once staggered, lay into them with Punisher Mode.

After more enemies are fought, the next quest commences, "Flight through the City", as Cloud searches for a way to the station.

Hard mode tips[]

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As before, Cloud can make effective use of First Strike Materia First Strike Materia with Triple Slash to finish many battles quickly.