Gogo is a secret playable character in Final Fantasy VI. As a Mime, Gogo can mimic the attacks of other party members and "equip" their unique abilities, giving them a high degree of versatility.

Battle[edit | edit source]

Stats[edit | edit source]

Gogo's stats are all-around poor. They have the worst Strength and the second-worst Speed and Magic after Cyan, and the second-worst Stamina after Strago. Their others are subpar as well. Gogo's low stats are exacerbated by their inability to equip espers, preventing them from receiving stat bonuses.

Name Initial Stats
Strength 25
Speed 30
Stamina 20
Magic 26
Attack 13
Defense 39
Evasion 10%
Magic Defense 25
Magic Evasion 6%
Escape Success 4
HP Gain 36
MP Gain 12
Level Averaging +2
Level HP MP EXP +
2 47 16 32
3 59 20 96
4 73 25 208
5 90 30 400
6 110 36 672
7 132 42 1056
8 156 49 1552
9 182 57 2184
11 237 74 3936
12 267 83 5080
13 302 93 6432
14 341 103 7992
15 385 113 9784
16 435 123 11840
17 489 133 14152
18 546 144 16736
19 607 155 19616
21 739 177 26360
22 808 188 30232
23 880 200 34456
24 956 212 39056
25 1035 224 44072
26 1117 236 49464
27 1203 248 55288
28 1293 261 61568
29 1388 274 68304
31 1587 300 83184
32 1688 313 91384
33 1790 327 100088
34 1892 341 109344
35 1995 355 119136
36 2099 369 129504
37 2205 383 140464
38 2312 398 152008
39 2420 413 164184
41 2641 443 190416
42 2754 458 204520
43 2868 474 219320
44 2984 490 234808
45 3101 506 251000
46 3220 522 267936
47 3340 538 285600
48 3462 555 304040
49 3587 572 323248
51 3845 605 364064
52 3976 620 385696
53 4109 634 408160
54 4243 647 431488
55 4379 659 455680
56 4516 670 480776
57 4655 680 506760
58 4797 689 533680
59 4941 697 561528
61 5233 710 620096
62 5381 715 650840
63 5531 720 682600
64 5683 726 715368
65 5836 732 749160
66 5991 739 784016
67 6147 746 819920
68 6305 753 856920
69 6465 761 895016
71 6787 777 974536
72 6942 785 1016000
73 7093 793 1058640
74 7238 800 1102456
75 7378 807 1147456
76 7514 814 1193648
77 7646 820 1241080
78 7772 826 1289744
79 7892 832 1339672
81 8122 843 1443368
82 8232 848 1497160
83 8340 853 1552264
84 8445 858 1608712
85 8547 863 1666512
86 8647 868 1725688
87 8745 873 1786240
88 8840 879 1848184
89 8932 885 1911552
91 9110 897 2042608
92 9197 903 2110320
93 9282 910 2179504
94 9365 918 2250192
95 9447 927 2322392
96 9527 937 2396128
97 9610 948 2471400
98 9696 960 2548224
99 9784 973 2637112

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Gogo's equipment draw is almost identical to Strago and Relm. Gogo can equip rods, maces, and some daggers for weapons, and universal shields, robes, and some Light armor. Gogo joins equipped with a Mythril Knife, Mythril Shield, Plumed Hat, and a Mythril Vest. Their ultimate weapon is the Scorpion Tail.

Gogo's inability to equip espers means they rely on stat boosts from equipment to compensate. Their equipment draw thus inclines them to be used as a mage, as the best weapon for stat boosts beyond their ultimate weapon is the Magus Rod, which gives +7 Magic, and the Circlet and Magus Robe also provide good Magic boosts. Together Gogo reaches a more respectable +16 Magic for a total of 42, which, while far below what most of the player's other spellcasters can achieve, is still a significant boost over the base 26. Beyond stat boosts Gogo's equipment options are lackluster, and their main elemental defenses will have to come from their shield.

In the Game Boy Advance and subsequent releases, Gogo cannot equip the Merit Award. Even so, in the Super NES and PlayStation Anthology releases, usage of the Merit Award does not greatly improve Gogo's viability. The Circlet and Magus Robe give +4 and +5 Magic, respectively; no headgear gives more, and the only body armor piece to give a better Magic boost is the Behemoth Suit, which only gives one extra point. While the Merit Award would give Gogo more options to be built as a physical character, the Merit Award could be given to any other character and whatever build the player might use for Gogo, that character could do it better. The one notable exception is the famous "Wind God Gau" combination, which Gau cannot do in the Anthology release due to being unable to equip the Merit Award, but Gogo still can.

Gogo is unable to remove the curse on the Cursed Shield. This is because the mechanic to remove the curse depends on the equipped character accumulating Magic AP in battle, which Gogo cannot do.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Daggers Rods Maces Universal

Armor[edit | edit source]

Shields Helmets Body Armor

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Gogo mimicking Ultima.

Gogo's primary ability is Mimic, where they copy the ability last used by a party member. They can copy any spell, Lore, and esper summon without consuming MP, and mimicking item use or the Throw command will not reduce inventory stock. Mimicking Gil Toss still consumes gil, and mimicking Rage or Dance will cause Gogo to enter the same Berserk-like state that Gau and Mog do. If Mog stumbles when attempting to Dance, Gogo may succeed in their attempt. A successful Dance changes the battle background to match the Dance's terrain, so if Mog succeeded and Gogo mimicks him, they will succeed too because the background is now the Dance's native terrain. The exception to this is battles where the battle background does not change as a result of Dance, particularly the final bosses—in these battles even if Mog's Dance succeeds, Gogo's attempt to mimic it may cause them to stumble.

Gogo cannot mimic Desperation Attacks. If Gogo attempts to mimic a command they cannot copy, or uses Mimic when no other party members have taken an action, they will use a normal Attack command. Gogo can mimic a previously mimicked command again, so long as no other character has acted after Gogo's previous action. This allows Gogo to summon espers indefinitely by continuously mimicking.

Aside from the Mimic command, Gogo can equip the command abilities usable by other party members, done through the Status menu. They cannot equip Terra's Trance, and if the party did not wait for Shadow when escaping the Floating Continent, the Throw command will not be usable. Also, if Mog never joined the party in the World of Balance, the Dance command will be unavailable until he joins them in the World of Ruin. If Gogo equips a relic that changes a character's ability, such as the Brigand's Glove that changes Steal to Mug, that ability will be changed for Gogo as well. When equipping the Magic command, Gogo will be able to use any spell that has been learned by at least one other member of the active party.

If through glitching or hacking the player has temporary playable characters in their party when they have access to Gogo, Gogo can access those characters' unique abilities as well, including Pray, Possess, and Shock. If a party member is given the dummied Summon command, Gogo can equip it. Depending on the situation, these abilities may be added at the end of the list of available commands where they'll be blank or will replace an existing command, but they will become visible once equipped on Gogo.

Because of how this mechanic works, when fighting in the Cultists' Tower or in the Dreamscape when the party is riding Magitek Armor, Gogo must equip the Attack command to have access to the Magic and Magitek commands. The Rage command will become the Magic command in the Cultists' Tower, but will not become Magitek when riding Magitek Armor.

This variety of abilities affords Gogo a lot of utility, able to act as a less-powerful copy of a party member if the player needs two of them, such as two characters to use Runic in a battle against magic-users, or to have access to any ability the player may need for a specific purpose. For general purpose, Magic, Lore and Blitz are good choices due to Gogo being built as a mage. Magic and Lore allow Gogo to be a back-up and utility spellcaster with an array of spells, and Blitz allows them to use Phantom Rush, which with proper Magic-boosting equipment can deal several thousand damage in spite of Gogo's poor base stats.

Gogo's Desperation Attack is Punishing Meteor that deals magical damage to one enemy. Gogo can trigger Punishing Meteor either by the normal Attack command, or by Mimicing another party member's Attack. If Gogo uses Mimic when no other party member has taken an action, or attempts to Mimic a command they cannot copy, the attack they use cannot trigger Punishing Meteor, but both cases have exceptions; in the first case, Mimicing again after using Mimic once when no one else has acted can trigger Punishing Meteor the second time, and it can also trigger if Gogo attempts to Mimic another party member's Desperation Attack. In all of these cases, Gogo must still be at critical health to trigger Punishing Meteor and there is still a 1/16 chance of it occurring, even when attempting to Mimic another Desperation Attack.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Gogo is found inside the Zone Eater's Belly. On Triangle Island a monster called the Zone Eater will swallow the party members one by one. When all party members are swallowed, the party will awaken in the Zone Eater's Belly. At the end of the cave they find Gogo, who will join the party when spoken to.

Gogo is recruited in the World of Ruin.

Item farming[edit | edit source]

Gogo can be useful for item farming. They can equip Steal/Mug and with Locke this gives the player two party members to steal items from enemies.

If a party member summons Ragnarok to use Metamorphose to turn an enemy into an item, if it fails, Gogo can continuously mimic the summoning until it works, as long as no other character takes action. This makes item farming with Ragnarok much easier and reliable, giving the player access to many rare and powerful items that come in limited supply other than from metamorphosing enemies.

Gogo is a good choice as a fighter for Dragon's Neck Coliseum. Because any action a character could potentially perform may be used at random in coliseum fights, the player can ensure Gogo is locked into a much smaller ability pool and make them more reliable. Giving them nothing but the Attack command with the Genji Glove and the Master's Scroll gives Gogo the potential to attack eight times and they can do nothing else.

Gogo can make the best use of the Imp equipment. A party member under Imp status cannot cast magic except for the Imp spell, but in the Coliseum may still waste turns trying to cast other spells. Gogo does not have this problem, so equipping them with the Attack command and the Dragoon Boots and Dragon Horn relics ensures they can do nothing but Jump attacks, and with the Imp equipment on them Gogo will be very powerful and deal triple damage when Jumping.

The player can manipulate Gogo's actions if using the Tools command by selling all Tools but the ones the player wants Gogo to use (all Tools can be re-acquired elsewhere, either purchased in Figaro Castle or stolen from enemies in Kefka's Tower).

Gallery[edit | edit source]


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