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[[File:Soft FF7.png|right|120px|Soft in ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]''.]]
 
[[File:Soft FF7.png|right|120px|Soft in ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]''.]]
{{Q|This magick needle breaks the enchantments that turn flesh to stone.|''[[Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]'' description}}
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{{Quote|This magick needle breaks the enchantments that turn flesh to stone.|''[[Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]'' description}}
 
'''Gold Needle''' {{j|金の針|Kin no Hari}}, also known as '''Soft''', is an item that appears in various games in the series. It can be used to cure the [[Petrify (status)|Petrify]] status ailment, and in some games, it causes [[Instant Death]] to opponents based in stone.
 
'''Gold Needle''' {{j|金の針|Kin no Hari}}, also known as '''Soft''', is an item that appears in various games in the series. It can be used to cure the [[Petrify (status)|Petrify]] status ailment, and in some games, it causes [[Instant Death]] to opponents based in stone.
   
==Appearances==
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== Appearances ==
===''[[Final Fantasy]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFI}}
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{{Quote|Cures stone.|Description}}
{{Q|Cures stone.|Description}}
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{|class="full-width FFI article-table"
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|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
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===''[[Final Fantasy II]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy II]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFII}}
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{{Quote|Cures stone.|Description}}
{{Q|Cures stone.|Description}}
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{|class="full-width FFII article-table"
{|class="full-width FFII table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
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===''[[Final Fantasy III]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFIII}}
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{|class="full-width FFIII article-table"
{|class="full-width FFIII table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
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===''[[Final Fantasy IV]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy IV]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFIV}}
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{{Quote|Cures Petrify|Description}}
{{Q|Cures Petrify|Description}}
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{|class="full-width FFIV article-table"
{|class="full-width FFIV table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
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!class="b"|Steal
 
!class="b"|Steal
|[[Basilisk (Final Fantasy IV)|Basilisk]], [[Gatlinghog (Final Fantasy IV)|Gatlinghog]], [[Needlehog (Final Fantasy IV)|Needlehog]], [[Sword Rat (Final Fantasy IV)|Sword Rat]]
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|[[Basilisk (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Basilisk]] (3D only), [[Black Lizard (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Black Lizard]] (3D only), [[Cockatrice (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Cockatrice]] (3D only), [[Needlehog (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Needlehog]] (3D only), [[Sword Rat (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|Sword Rat]] (2D only), [[Medusa (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Medusa]] (3D only), [[Gorgon (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Gorgon]] (3D only)
 
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!class="b"|Drop
 
!class="b"|Drop
|[[Basilisk (Final Fantasy IV)|Basilisk]], [[Cockatrice (Final Fantasy IV enemy)|Cockatrice]], [[Helldiver (Final Fantasy IV)|Helldiver]], [[Floating Eye (Final Fantasy IV)|Floating Eye]], [[Gatlinghog (Final Fantasy IV)|Gatlinghog]], [[Blood Eye (Final Fantasy IV)|Blood Eye]], [[Fledgling Rukh (Final Fantasy IV)|Fledgling Rukh]], [[Hellflapper (Final Fantasy IV)|Hellflapper]], [[Eyewing Moth (Final Fantasy IV)|Eyewing Moth]], [[Needlehog (Final Fantasy IV)|Needlehog]], [[Sword Rat (Final Fantasy IV)|Sword Rat]]
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|Basilisk ([[Basilisk (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Basilisk (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), [[Black Lizard (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Black Lizard]] (3D only), Cockatrice ([[Cockatrice (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Cockatrice (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), Helldiver ([[Helldiver (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Helldiver (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), Fledgling Rukh ([[Fledgling Rukh (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Fledgling Rukh (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), Floating Eye ([[Floating Eye (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Floating Eye (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), Blood Eye ([[Blood Eye (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Blood Eye (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), [[Gatlinghog (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|Gatlinghog]] (2D only), Needlehog ([[Needlehog (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Needlehog (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), Sword Rat ([[Sword Rat (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Sword Rat (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), Hellflapper ([[Hellflapper (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Hellflapper (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|3D]]), Eyewing Moth ([[Eyewing Moth (Final Fantasy IV 2D)|2D]] and [[Eyewing Moth (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Eyewing Moth]], [[Gorgon (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Gorgon]] (3D only), [[Medusa (Final Fantasy IV 3D)|Medusa]] (3D only)
 
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!class="b" rowspan="2"|Cost
 
!class="b" rowspan="2"|Cost
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====''[[Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-]]''====
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==== ''[[Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-]]'' ====
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{{Item section|Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-}}
{{Item-stub|Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-}}
 
   
====''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]''====
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==== ''[[Final Fantasy IV: The After Years]]'' ====
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Gold Needles can be bought in all stores, and can also be found or dropped from various enemies.
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!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
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!class="b" style="width:100px"|Effect
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|Removes [[Petrify (status)|Petrify]].
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!class="b"|Buy
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|All item shops
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!class="b"|Find
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|Baron (Kain), Sealed Cave x2 (Rydia), Troia Castle (Palom), Tower of Trials (Palom), Palom's Challenge Dungeon, Porom's Challenge Dungeon, Antlion's Den (Edward)
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!class="b"|Drop
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|[[Sword Rat (The After Years)|Sword Rat]], [[Floating Eye (The After Years)|Floating Eye]], [[Helldiver (The After Years)|Helldiver]], [[Eyewing Moth (The After Years)|Eyewing Moth]], [[Cockatrice (The After Years enemy)|Cockatrice]], [[Gatlinghog (The After Years)|Gatlinghog]], [[Black Lizard (The After Years)|Black Lizard]], [[Needlehog (The After Years)|Needlehog]], [[Hellflapper (The After Years)|Hellflapper]], [[Blood Eye (The After Years)|Blood Eye]], [[Basilisk (The After Years)|Basilisk]], [[Gil Bird]], [[Cliff Eagle]], [[Sky Pupil]], [[Navy Moth]]
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|400 gil
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===''[[Final Fantasy V]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy V]]'' ===
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{{Quote|Removes petrification status.|Description}}
{{Q|Removes petrification status.|Description}}
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{|class="full-width FFV article-table"
{|class="full-width FFV table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
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In the Game Boy Advance version, [[Cannoneer (Final Fantasy V)|Cannoneers]] can use Gold Needles with the Combine ability to create Needle Shot, Needle Burst, and Needle Cannon, respectively, each of which are based on [[1000 Needles]]. Shot deals 1000 guaranteed damage, Burst deals 2000, and Cannon deals 3000.
 
In the Game Boy Advance version, [[Cannoneer (Final Fantasy V)|Cannoneers]] can use Gold Needles with the Combine ability to create Needle Shot, Needle Burst, and Needle Cannon, respectively, each of which are based on [[1000 Needles]]. Shot deals 1000 guaranteed damage, Burst deals 2000, and Cannon deals 3000.
   
===''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy VI]]'' ===
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{{Quote|Cures petrification.|Description}}
{{Q|Cures petrification.|Description}}
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{|class="full-width FFVI article-table"
{|class="full-width FFVI table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
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===''[[Final Fantasy VII]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFVII}}
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{{Quote|Cures [Petrify]|Description}}
{{Q|Cures [Petrify]|Description}}
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{|class="full-width FFVII article-table"
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|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
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===''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]'' ===
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{|class="full-width FFVIII table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
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===''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy IX]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFIX}}
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{{Quote|Cures Petrify and Gradual Petrify.|Description}}
{{Q|Cures Petrify and Gradual Petrify.|Description}}
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!colspan="2"|Soft
 
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[[Garnet Til Alexandros XVII|Princess Garnet]] and [[Adelbert Steiner|Steiner]] have to help [[Marcus]] and [[Baku (Final Fantasy IX)|Baku]] retrieve a rare key item called [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Supersoft|Supersoft]] from [[Doctor Tot]] in [[Treno]]. They need this item to rescue their petrified "brother", [[Blank (Final Fantasy IX)|Blank]], who is trapped in [[Evil Forest]].
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[[Garnet Til Alexandros XVII|Princess Garnet]] and [[Adelbert Steiner|Steiner]] have to help [[Marcus]] and [[Baku (Final Fantasy IX)|Baku]] retrieve a rare key item called [[Final Fantasy IX items#Supersoft|Supersoft]] from [[Doctor Tot]] in [[Treno]]. They need this item to rescue their petrified "brother", [[Blank (Final Fantasy IX)|Blank]], who is trapped in [[Evil Forest]].
   
 
All "Stone" type enemies can be killed instantly by using a Soft on them, displaying the message "became too soft to live" before vanishing. No EXP will be awarded for an enemy killed in this manner, but AP will still be given.
 
All "Stone" type enemies can be killed instantly by using a Soft on them, displaying the message "became too soft to live" before vanishing. No EXP will be awarded for an enemy killed in this manner, but AP will still be given.
   
===''[[Final Fantasy X]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy X]]'' ===
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{{Quote|Cures petrification.|Description}}
{{Q|Cures petrification.|Description}}
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{|class="full-width FFX article-table"
{|class="full-width FFX table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
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====''[[Final Fantasy X-2]]''====
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==== ''[[Final Fantasy X-2]]'' ====
{{sideicon|X2}}
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{|class="full-width X2 article-table"
{|class="full-width X2 table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
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===''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy XII]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFXII}}
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{|class="full-width FFXII article-table"
{|class="full-width FFXII table"
 
 
|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
 
!colspan="2"|Gold Needle
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===''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFXIV}}
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{{Item section|Final Fantasy XIV}}
{{Item-stub|Final Fantasy XIV}}
 
   
===''[[Final Fantasy XV]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy XV]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFXV}}
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{{Quote|A medical instrument that increases blood circulation and disples tension from the body. Cures petrification.|Description}}
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[[Final Fantasy XV items#Gold Needle|Gold Needle]] cures [[Final Fantasy XV statuses#Stone|Stone]] status from a party member. It can be bought from [[Final Fantasy XV shops|shops]] and found in outpost areas. Stone wears off quickly and makes one invulnerable for its duration, and thus players can simply wait out the status rather than use items to cure it. The [[Melusine (Final Fantasy XV)|Melusine]] battle is on a timer, however, and thus a stock of Gold Needles can come handy for that battle.
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]'' ===
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{{Quote|Use a gold needle to change a petrified unit back to normal. Breaks after one use.|Description}}
{{Q|Use a gold needle to change a petrified unit back to normal. Breaks after one use.|Description}}
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The ability required to use it can be learned from the [[Chemist (Tactics)|Chemist]] job for 250 JP.
 
The ability required to use it can be learned from the [[Chemist (Tactics)|Chemist]] job for 250 JP.
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics Advance]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Tactics Advance]]'' ===
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{{Quote|Drink this potion to soften stony skin.|Description}}
{{Q|Drink this potion to soften stony skin.|Description}}
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|-class="a"
 
|-class="a"
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
 
!colspan="2"|Soft
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====''[[Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]''====
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==== ''[[Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]'' ====
{{sideicon|FFTA2}}
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A [[Ranger (Tactics A2)|Ranger]] can use a Gold Needle with Mirror Item to turn targets to stone.
 
A [[Ranger (Tactics A2)|Ranger]] can use a Gold Needle with Mirror Item to turn targets to stone.
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]'' ===
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===''[[Final Fantasy Adventure]]''===
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{{sideicon|FFA}}
 
 
Soft can be bought for 90 GP and remove the Ston status, it has 3 [[Use (stat)|uses]].
 
Soft can be bought for 90 GP and remove the Ston status, it has 3 [[Use (stat)|uses]].
   
===''[[The Final Fantasy Legend]]''===
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=== ''[[The Final Fantasy Legend]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFL}}
 
 
Needle can be bought for 500 GP. It removes the condition of Stone from a party member and it has 3 [[Use (stat)|uses]].
 
Needle can be bought for 500 GP. It removes the condition of Stone from a party member and it has 3 [[Use (stat)|uses]].
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Legend II]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Legend II]]'' ===
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Soft has a potion icon before its name. It can be bought in numerous towns across the various worlds for 1000 GP. It has 4 [[Use (stat)|uses]], and also increases a [[Robot (Legend series)|Robot's]] HP by 9 when equipped on them. The item heals [[Petrify (status)|Ston]] from one target.
The item is called Soft and it has a potion icon before its name. It can be bought in numerous towns across the various worlds for 1000 GP. It has 4 [[Use (stat)|uses]], and also increases a [[Robot (Legend series)|Robot's]] HP by 9 when equipped on them. The item heals [[Petrify (status)|Ston]] from one target.
 
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Legend III]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Legend III]]'' ===
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Soft heals the [[Petrify (status)|Petri]] status. It can be bought for 200 GP in [[Cirrus]], [[Darius]], [[Dharm]], [[Donmac]], [[Elan (Legend III)|Elan]] (Past and Future), [[Floatland Town]], [[Knaya]], [[Muu]] (Past, Present, and Future), and [[New Dharm]].
Soft heals the [[Petrify (status)|Petri]] status. It can be bought for 200 GP in the following locations: [[Cirrus]], [[Darius]], [[Dharm]], [[Donmac]], [[Elan (Legend III)|Elan]] (Past and Future), [[Floatland Town]], [[Knaya]], [[Muu]] (Past, Present, and Future), and [[New Dharm]].
 
   
===''[[Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]'' ===
{{sideicon|T4HoL}}
 
 
Gold Needles can be bought for 50 G at [[Urbeth]] and [[Invidia]].
 
Gold Needles can be bought for 50 G at [[Urbeth]] and [[Invidia]].
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]'' ===
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{{Quote|A curious needle of gold with the power to restore life to those turned to stone. Purified by white mages, the holy essence enters the body through the skin, dissolving the curse of petrification from within. While many speak of the glorious feeling of joints and muscles loosening, it has proven ineffective against common shoulder tightness and back pain.|Description}}
{{Q|A curious needle of gold with the power to restore life to those turned to stone. Purified by white mages, the holy essence enters the body through the skin, dissolving the curse of petrification from within. While many speak of the glorious feeling of joints and muscles loosening, it has proven ineffective against common shoulder tightness and back pain.|Description}}
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{{Item section|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
{{Item-stub|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
 
   
==Non-''Final Fantasy'' guest appearances==
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== Non-''Final Fantasy'' guest appearances ==
===''[[wikipedia:Captain N: The Game Master|Captain N: The Game Master]]''===
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=== ''[[wikipedia:Captain N: The Game Master|Captain N: The Game Master]]'' ===
 
[[File:Captain N - Soft.png|150px|right]]
 
[[File:Captain N - Soft.png|150px|right]]
After Matoya stoned Lana. Pit helps her remember them, and she materializes a Soft potion to remove the petrification on Lana that pours on her. The Gold Needle was called SOFT with a potion icon after its name (Soft Potion) in the original Nintendo translation.
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After Matoya stoned Lana, Pit helps her remember them, and she materializes a Soft potion to remove the petrification on Lana. The Gold Needle was called SOFT with a potion icon after its name (Soft Potion) in the original Nintendo translation.
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==Gallery==
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
 
Soft Potion.png|''[[Final Fantasy]]''.
 
Soft Potion.png|''[[Final Fantasy]]''.
 
Gold Needle FFI Art.png|Official art from ''[[Final Fantasy]]''.
 
Gold Needle FFI Art.png|Official art from ''[[Final Fantasy]]''.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Etymology==
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== Etymology ==
 
The concept for this item could originate from [[wikipedia:acupuncture|acupuncture]] (needle therapy). However, the original intent as shown by the early artwork is clearly a sewing needle, rather than an acupuncture needle. Gold-plated needles intended for cloth are reputed to have a smooth glide both through the cloth and when threading, which may be intended as a means of piercing the stone.
 
The concept for this item could originate from [[wikipedia:acupuncture|acupuncture]] (needle therapy). However, the original intent as shown by the early artwork is clearly a sewing needle, rather than an acupuncture needle. Gold-plated needles intended for cloth are reputed to have a smooth glide both through the cloth and when threading, which may be intended as a means of piercing the stone.
   
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Soft FF7

This magick needle breaks the enchantments that turn flesh to stone.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description

Gold Needle (金の針, Kin no Hari?), also known as Soft, is an item that appears in various games in the series. It can be used to cure the Petrify status ailment, and in some games, it causes Instant Death to opponents based in stone.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

Cures stone.

Description
Gold Needle
Effect Restores Petrification.
Buy Elfheim and beyond, except Melmond.
Cost 800 G
500 gil

Final Fantasy II Edit

Cures stone.

Description
Gold Needle
Effect Cures Petrify.
Buy All item shops
Find Castle Deist, Cave of Mysidia
Cost 2,500 G
500 gil

Final Fantasy III Edit

Gold Needle
Effect Cures Petrification.
Buy Canaan and beyond (Village of the Ancients and beyond in Famicom release).
Find Canaan, Dragon's Peak, Subterranean Lake (x3)
Steal Helldiver, Petit, Petit Mage, Manticore, Stalagmite, Myrmecoleon, Cockatrice, Gold Warrior, Gold Bear, Gold Eagle, Lost Gold, Nightmare, Gold Knight, Catoblepas, Chimera, Ouroboros, Chimera Mage, Greater Boros, Humbaba
Drop Helldiver, Petit, Petit Mage, Manticore, Stalagmite, Myrmecoleon, Cockatrice, Lost Gold, Gold Warrior, Gold Bear, Gold Eagle, Nightmare, Gold Knight, Catoblepas, Chimera, Ouroboros, Chimera Mage, Greater Boros, Humbaba
Cost 300 gil
100 gil

Final Fantasy IV Edit

Cures Petrify

Description
Gold Needle
Effect Removes Petrify.
Buy All item shops
Find Mt. Hobs, Eblan, Cave of Eblan
Steal Basilisk (3D only), Black Lizard (3D only), Cockatrice (3D only), Needlehog (3D only), Sword Rat (2D only), Medusa (3D only), Gorgon (3D only)
Drop Basilisk (2D and 3D), Black Lizard (3D only), Cockatrice (2D and 3D), Helldiver (2D and 3D), Fledgling Rukh (2D and 3D), Floating Eye (2D and 3D), Blood Eye (2D and 3D), Gatlinghog (2D only), Needlehog (2D and 3D), Sword Rat (2D and 3D), Hellflapper (2D and 3D), Eyewing Moth (2D and Eyewing Moth, Gorgon (3D only), Medusa (3D only)
Cost 400 gil

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

Gold Needle
Effect Removes Petrify.
Buy All item shops
Find Baron (Kain), Sealed Cave x2 (Rydia), Troia Castle (Palom), Tower of Trials (Palom), Palom's Challenge Dungeon, Porom's Challenge Dungeon, Antlion's Den (Edward)
Drop Sword Rat, Floating Eye, Helldiver, Eyewing Moth, Cockatrice, Gatlinghog, Black Lizard, Needlehog, Hellflapper, Blood Eye, Basilisk, Gil Bird, Cliff Eagle, Sky Pupil, Navy Moth
Cost 400 gil

Final Fantasy V Edit

Removes petrification status.

Description
Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Buy Carwen and beyond.
Find North Mountain
Steal Cactus, Cockataur, Cybis, Gatlings, Golem, Hypnot, Oculus, Skelasuar, Stoned Mask, Stone Golem, Triton, Nergade, Phobos
Drop Adamngolem (Zefa Zone summon), Cybis, Death Claw, Gatlings, Hedgehog, Rock Statue, Silent Bee, Catastroph
Cost 150 gil

Gold Needles are an effective way of gaining ABP because they instantly kill the enemies in the basement of Bal Castle. This method also works on all stone based enemies, making it a somewhat limited, but still fairly useful trick to remember.

In the Game Boy Advance version, Cannoneers can use Gold Needles with the Combine ability to create Needle Shot, Needle Burst, and Needle Cannon, respectively, each of which are based on 1000 Needles. Shot deals 1000 guaranteed damage, Burst deals 2000, and Cannon deals 3000.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

Cures petrification.

Description
Soft
Effect Restores Petrification.
Buy All item shops
Find [WoB] Figaro Castle - Chest,[WoB] South Figaro - Box, [WoB] Thamasa - Box
Steal Cactrot, Mind Candy, Bug
Drop Whisper, Lizard, Cactrot, Tusker, Mind Candy
Morph Guard, Soldier, Hazer, Rain Man, Dark Wind, Brawler, Whisper, Commander, Mesosaur, Beakor, Pterodon, HermitCrab, Hornet, CrassHoppr, Delta Bug, Trilobiter, Nautiloid, Exocite, Reach Frog, Lizard, ChickenLip, Vaporite, Flan, Humpty, Repo Man, Harvester, Figaliz, Aspik, Ghost, Crawler, Sand Ray, Areneid, Actaneon, Dark Side, Crawly, Bleary, Joker, Marshal, Trooper, Warlock, Iron Fist, Apparite, Vectaur, Wyvern, Cirpius, Sprinter, GloomShell, Mind Candy, WeedFeeder, Luridan, Primordite, Cephaler, Maliga, Gigan Toad, Geckorex, Cluck, Poplium, Eland, Deep Eye, GreaseMonk, NeckHunter, Parasite, Anemone,EarthGuard, Coelecite, Hipocampus, Spectre, Slurm, StillGoing, Parasoul, Pm Stalker, Wizard, Scrapper,Commando, Vindr, Kiwok, Rinn, Insecare, Psychot, Muus, Punisher, Gabbledegak, Scorpion, Lich, Bug, Sea Flower, Abolisher, 1st Class, Necromancr
Cost 200 gil

Final Fantasy VII Edit

Cures [Petrify]

Description
Soft
Effect Removes Stone.
Buy North Corel, Costa del Sol, Gold Saucer, Cosmo Canyon, Gongaga, Nibelheim, Mideel, Bone Village, Corel Prison
Steal Cocatolis, Gagihandi, Bagyrisk, Bloatfloat, Needle Kiss
Drop Cocatolis, Gagihandi, Bagyrisk
Morph Cocatolis
Cost 150 gil

Final Fantasy VIII Edit

Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Buy All item shops.
Find Dollet (complete dog sidequest before disc 3)
Refine Cockatrice Pinion x1 - Soft x3 (ST Med-RF)
Cost 100 gil

Final Fantasy IX Edit

Cures Petrify and Gradual Petrify.

Description
Soft
Effect Cures Stone.
Buy Lindblum and onwards.
Find Burmecia (x2)
Steal Agares, Amarant (Mirror), Basilisk, Catoblepas, Dagger (Mirror), Eiko (Mirror), Epitaph, Freya (Mirror), Ironite, Quina (Mirror), Steiner (Mirror), Stroper, Vivi (Mirror), Zidane (Mirror)
Drop Armstrong, Basilisk, Catoblepas, Ironite, Zombie
Cost 100 gil

Princess Garnet and Steiner have to help Marcus and Baku retrieve a rare key item called Supersoft from Doctor Tot in Treno. They need this item to rescue their petrified "brother", Blank, who is trapped in Evil Forest.

All "Stone" type enemies can be killed instantly by using a Soft on them, displaying the message "became too soft to live" before vanishing. No EXP will be awarded for an enemy killed in this manner, but AP will still be given.

Final Fantasy X Edit

Cures petrification.

Description
Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Buy Djose Temple and beyond
Find Mushroom Rock Road (after Djose Temple (x4)), Home (Living Quarters; pick second option on second row)
Steal Cave Iguion, Dinonix, Iguion, Ipiria, Melusine, Raptor, Yowie
Bribe Mushussu
Other Prize: Blitzball - Tournament (2nd Place (x4))
Gift: Mi'ihen Highroad (South - "Don't kick the blitzball" (x3))
Cost Varies, starting at 50 gil

Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

Soft
Effect Cures Petrify.
Buy All stores
Find Mi'ihen Highroad (chapter 1/2/3/5)
Steal Gucumatz, Kukulcan
Drop Gucumatz, Kukulcan
Cost 50 gil

Final Fantasy XII Edit

Gold Needle
Effect Removes Petrification.
Buy Rabanastre, Lowtown Merchants, Nalbina, Bhujerba, Jahara, Eruyt, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste, Old Archades, Archades, Nam-Yensa Sandsea, Leviathan, Balfonheim, Phon Coast
Cost 100 gil

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

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Final Fantasy XV Edit

A medical instrument that increases blood circulation and disples tension from the body. Cures petrification.

Description

Gold Needle cures Stone status from a party member. It can be bought from shops and found in outpost areas. Stone wears off quickly and makes one invulnerable for its duration, and thus players can simply wait out the status rather than use items to cure it. The Melusine battle is on a timer, however, and thus a stock of Gold Needles can come handy for that battle.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

Use a gold needle to change a petrified unit back to normal. Breaks after one use.

Description
Gold Needle
Also called Soft (PS)
Effect Cures Petrification.
Buy All shops, (after battle at Mandalia Plains (visit Eagrose Castle after).
Find Use Treasure Hunter in Araguay Woods, Golgollada Gallows and Mining Town of Gollund.
Drop Cuar, Cocatoris
Cost 100 gil

The ability required to use it can be learned from the Chemist job for 250 JP.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

Drink this potion to soften stony skin.

Description
Soft
Effect Cures Petrification.
Buy All shops
Cost 100 gil

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

Gold Needle
Effect Removes Stone.
Buy All shops.
Cost 100 gil

A Ranger can use a Gold Needle with Mirror Item to turn targets to stone.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

Gold Needle
Effect Cures Stone status.
Buy All shops
Cost 80 gil

Final Fantasy Adventure Edit

Soft can be bought for 90 GP and remove the Ston status, it has 3 uses.

The Final Fantasy Legend Edit

Needle can be bought for 500 GP. It removes the condition of Stone from a party member and it has 3 uses.

Final Fantasy Legend II Edit

Soft has a potion icon before its name. It can be bought in numerous towns across the various worlds for 1000 GP. It has 4 uses, and also increases a Robot's HP by 9 when equipped on them. The item heals Ston from one target.

Final Fantasy Legend III Edit

Soft heals the Petri status. It can be bought for 200 GP in Cirrus, Darius, Dharm, Donmac, Elan (Past and Future), Floatland Town, Knaya, Muu (Past, Present, and Future), and New Dharm.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Edit

Gold Needles can be bought for 50 G at Urbeth and Invidia.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

A curious needle of gold with the power to restore life to those turned to stone. Purified by white mages, the holy essence enters the body through the skin, dissolving the curse of petrification from within. While many speak of the glorious feeling of joints and muscles loosening, it has proven ineffective against common shoulder tightness and back pain.

Description
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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Captain N: The Game Master Edit

Captain N - Soft

After Matoya stoned Lana, Pit helps her remember them, and she materializes a Soft potion to remove the petrification on Lana. The Gold Needle was called SOFT with a potion icon after its name (Soft Potion) in the original Nintendo translation.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The concept for this item could originate from acupuncture (needle therapy). However, the original intent as shown by the early artwork is clearly a sewing needle, rather than an acupuncture needle. Gold-plated needles intended for cloth are reputed to have a smooth glide both through the cloth and when threading, which may be intended as a means of piercing the stone.

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