The Gold Saucer Area is a region of the world map in Final Fantasy VII. It is located on the western continent, and shares a border with five other areas. In the center of the Gold Saucer Area is the Corel Desert which surrounds Corel Prison, and above Corel Prison is the Gold Saucer. The poor travel to the Gold Saucer via a ropeway linking it to North Corel.
The Gold Saucer is connected to the Corel Area via is separated via a river which contains shallow enough water for the Buggy to cross, and mountains of which Mt. Corel whose foot North Corel sits at provides a path through. A river separates it from both the Gongaga Area and Cosmo Area, although the river can be crossed into the Gongaga Area via Buggy. Mountains also separate it from the Nibel Area and North Corel Area. The mountain separating it from the Nibel Area contains Lucrecia's Cave which is hidden behind a waterfall.
The Corel Desert cannot be traversed on foot, and requires a buggy or certain chocobos. If one goes to the center of Corel Prison with the buggy they can enter the Corel Desert field area, but at this time the player cannot return to Corel Prison and can only exit back onto the World Map.
On the chocobo tracks in this area is the only place Chocobos with a "Good" rating can be encounted. Good chocobos can be encountered with a pair of Spencer enemies, or a pair of Flapbeat enemies if they're behind the Chocobo.
When Ultimate Weapon starts roaming the world, above North Corel is one place where it can stop. The actual encounter appears to take place on the ground by the Corel Reactor.
After defeating Ultimate Weapon (and engaging in one more battle), Ruby Weapon apears in the desert. Colliding with it in Highwind or Chocobo will set off an encounter. At first just its head will stick out the sand, though after engaging with it it emerges from the sand, and if one escapes it remains that way until one enters the field.
- Chocobo tracks
- Flapbeat x2 (Row 1), Chocobo (L22) (Row 2)
- Chocobo (L22), Harpy
- Chocobo (L29) (Row 1), Flapbeat x2 (Row 2)
- Chocobo (L29), Spencer x2
- Corel Desert
- Flapbeat x4
- Ruby Weapon (can be engaged on the world map after defeating Ultimate Weapon and then fighting one random battle)
- Above North Corel
- Ultimate Weapon (if it settles above it, and engaging it with a Highwind)