Interested in an inspection? Haul her down to Hammerhead! We pride ourselves on attention to detail. No job too small!
Newspaper advert in Chapter 1 of Final Fantasy XV
Hammerhead is a gas station and repair shop in Leide region in Final Fantasy XV. The locale is owned by Cid and his granddaughter Cindy. Hammerhead employs a large yellow tow-truck driven by Cindy to help those stranded on their journey, such as Noctis Lucis Caelum's party.
Hammerhead has a gas station and a chocobo rental post. Filling up costs 10 gil, and if the player fills up at Hammerhead Cindy will do it rather than Noctis. She will also wipe the player's car to clean it. The rent-a-bird can be used after the chocobo rental services have been unlocked by visiting Wiz Chocobo Post in Duscae.
- 1 Almanac
- 2 Story
- 3 Locations
- 4 Items
- 5 Quests
- 6 Musical themes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 9 Behind the scenes
- 10 Gallery
- 11 Etymology
- 12 References
Next to the arms vendor, on a canister.
- Pit stop situated in the easternmost reaches of the Lucian continent. Owned and operated by Crown City-born mechanic Cid Sophiar and his grease monkey granddaughter Cindy Aurum.
- Unlike most service stations that cater only to customers of the automotive variety, Hammerhead offers food and trinkets for their drivers as well. Coupled with Cid and Cindy's frank-but-friendly conversational style, this outpost serves as an oasis that soothes the souls of roadsters weary of the Leiden plains.
- First-time visitors beware: if you wish to remain on Cid's good side, refrain from asking about the origin of the garage's name.
Story[edit | edit source]
Hammerhead was established by Cid Sophiar, the former mechanic of the royal household in Insomnia. After his son and daughter-in-law perished, Cid raised his granddaughter Cindy at the garage, who picked up his love of automobiles. Cid helped Takka establish himself by letting him run a diner by the service station. After business started to decline, Cindy managed to bring it back, and in time would take over from Cid as the head mechanic.
After their car, the Regalia, breaks down, Prince Noctis and his friends push it to Hammerhead for repairs. They meet Cid and Cindy, and learn Cid is King Regis's old acquaintance. Noctis's friend Prompto Argentum becomes instantly infatuated with Cindy. They help out the locals until the car is fixed, and head off toward Galdin Quay with a delivery from Cindy as a favor for help. When staying at a nearby campsite Prompto comes up with an idea to photograph Cindy from afar, but when he and Noctis head to Hammerhead in the early morning they run into her on a morning hike. Noctis must act as Prompto's wingman as he tries to impress her.
After the world is plunged into perpetual darkness after Noctis goes missing, most locations are abandoned as daemons run amok, Cindy and Cid are forced to abandon Hammerhead and make their way to Lestallum. Cid refuses to abandon Hammerhead, however, and at some point it is taken back and becomes a post for daemon hunters. Cindy still runs the garage, busy as ever.
Noctis and the older Talcott arrive in Hammerhead when the latter picks up Noctis along the way. Here, Noctis meets up his friends. The four prepare for their journey to Insomnia where Noctis will defeat Ardyn and restore light in the world.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Caravan[edit | edit source]
Hammerhead has a caravan as a lodging where the player can stay overnight. It costs 30 gil and yields x1.2 EXP rate. Sometimes Cindy sits with the party outside the caravan in the lodging cut scene.
Takka's Pit Stop[edit | edit source]
Our spicy jambalay'll have you jumpin' for joy and scamperin' for seconds! Give it a taste!
Note on the window of Takka's Pit Stop
While at Hammerhead the party has a chance to meet Takka who runs the diner, Takka's Pit Stop, and is the local tipster. Takka was once taken in by Cid who helped him get his life back on track.
In Chapter 14, the player can find the two final reports here.
|Chili con Carne|| Attack Boost (Level 2): Strength +20|
HP Boost (Level 1): Max HP +50
|50||Burly Bean Bowl||Default|
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02: No recipe from eating.|
| Attack Boost (Level 15): Strength +150|
HP Boost (Level 4): Max HP +200
Regen Boost (Level 1): HP Recovery Rate +25%
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02 Price: 750|
|Hammerhead Hot Sandwich|
| Attack Boost (Level 8): Strength +80|
HP Boost (Level 4): Max HP +200
|150||Grease Monkey's Schnitzel Sandwich||Complete Takka's sidequest: Hunters and Gatherers|
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02 Price: 200|
| HP Boost (Level 20): Max HP +1000|
Endurance: Sprinting does not reduce stamina
|2600||Thick 'n' Juicy Steak||Complete Takka's sidequest: A Meat Most Magnificent|
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02 Price: 3500|
Shops[edit | edit source]
Mini-Mart[edit | edit source]
Chapters 1–8[edit | edit source]
The shop is at the petrol station, in front of the gas pumps. The player can look at the magazines on the table here for info about dualhorns, and Noctis notes the shop is out of Ebony, Ignis's favored beverage.
Chapter 14[edit | edit source]
The Mini-Mart is still around, now operated by a hunter rather than the clerk who worked there before.
|Potion||50||Items||Restores half of HP.|
|Hi-Potion||100||Items||Fully restores HP.|
|Elixir||400||Items||Fully restores HP and MP and regenerates half of maximum HP.|
|Hi-Elixir||800||Items||Restores maximum HP and MP.|
|Phoenix Down||1000||Items||Brings fallen party members back to life. Temporarily increases HP and MP recovery rate.|
|Gold Needle||50||Items||Cures Stone.|
|Smelling Salts||50||Items||Cures Confusion.|
|Maiden's Kiss||100||Items||Cures Toad.|
|Ether||100||Items||Fully restores MP.|
|Remedy||500||Items||Cures Poison, Stone, Confusion, and Toad.|
Culless Munitions - Hammerhead[edit | edit source]
Chapters 1–8[edit | edit source]
Culless Munitions is a weapons vendor operating from a black Culless Munitions van at the Hammerhead parking lot opposite the petrol station. Sania Yeagre appears here in Chapter 1, although the player can't yet talk to her.
|Broadsword||150||ATK 42 MP+6|
Makes it easier to land critical blows when attacking in succession.
|Two-handed Sword||50||ATK 48 HP+53|
Inflicts greater damage when surrounded by enemies.
|War Sword||150||ATK 78 HP+65|
Inflicts stunning blows that deprive foes of their defense.
|Daggers||50||ATK 20 MP+4 Magic+5|
Extra harm on Vulnerable foes.
|Avengers||150||ATK 43 MP+4 Magic+5|
In low health, delivers critical strikes.
|Handgun||50||ATK 32 Spirit+4|
Breaks off appendages easier.
|Cocytus||150||ATK 45 Spirit+7|
Inflicts ice damage.
Chapter 14[edit | edit source]
Culless Munitions is still around in Chapter 14 and sells new stock. The player can't return to the shop once they leave Hammerhead.
|Durandal||10000||ATK 232 MP+11 Dark Resist+33%|
Deals Light-elemental damage.
|Hyperion||8000||ATK 496 HP+310|
Deals 15% more damage for every additional enemy on the field up to a cap of +100% damage.
|Radiant Lance||10000||ATK 205|
Deals Light-elemental damage.
|Main Gauches||8000||ATK 192 MP+7 Magic+21|
+50% damage to enemies in vulnerable status.
|Quicksilver||8000||ATK 222 Spirit+18|
+80% breakage on body parts/appendages.
|Black Prince||10000||ATK 175 Vitality+32 Dark Resist+22% Ballistic Resist+13%|
Taking darkness damage boosts magic.
Hammerhead Service Station[edit | edit source]
Cindy is enamored with the Regalia, a custom vehicle of crown city make, and comes up with various ways to upgrade and customize it if the party brings her the required materials.
Items[edit | edit source]
- Chapters 1–8
- Oracle Ascension Coin x2 - Fan vent at the side of the Mini-Mart & on top of a structure behind the garage; to get the latter the player must jump from the wall next to it.
- Metal Scrap x2 - In the southeast corner of the outpost by some tanks, and behind the garage next to a pile of tires
- Phoenix Down - Entrance of the body shop
- Hi-Potion - Inside the body shop
- Potion - Northwest corner of the outpost behind Takka's Pit Stop
- Chapter 14
- Shattered Timepiece (rubble behind Takka's Pit Stop)
- Red Choker (Takka's Pit Stop, on a stool behind the counter)
- Old Book (Cid's chair)
- Geophysical Survey of Atmospheric Conditions (datalog)
- Study on the Nature of Photophilic Particles (datalog)
Quests[edit | edit source]
Takka[edit | edit source]
Takka sends the party out on quests to gather ingredients for new dishes he has planned. Afterward, the dishes become available to buy at his restaurant.
|Everyone Loves Beans||Duscae||Complete "Emergency Delivery"||1,500 EXP, Leiden Pepper x5, Hulldagh Nutmeg x5, Killer Tomato x5|
|Lestallum's Finest||Duscae||Complete "Everyone Loves Beans"||2,000 EXP, Griffon Breast x2, Saxham Rice x5, Schier Turmeric x5|
|Emergency Delivery||Duscae||Reach Chapter 03, complete "Hunters and Gardeners"||1,000 EXP, Cleigne Wheat x5, Killer Tomato x5, Saxham Rice x5|
|Hunters and Gatherers||Leide||Complete "Scenic Delivery"||500 EXP, Cleigne Wheat x5, Dualhorn Steak x5, Leiden Pepper x5, Hammerhead Hot Sandwich|
|A Meat Most Magnificent||Duscae||Complete "Lestallum's Finest"||3,000 EXP, Allural Shallot x5, Kettier Ginger x5, Sizzling Humongo-Steak|
|Scenic Delivery||Leide||Complete "The Power of Kings" in Chapter 02||300 EXP, Gighee Ham x2, Leiden Potato x2, Sheep Milk x2, Funguar x2|
Cindy[edit | edit source]
Cindy sends the party out to various quests for items that can be used to upgrade the Regalia.
|The Ever Valorous Regalia||Cleigne||Complete "The Ever Gleaming Regalia"||1,000 EXP, Supercharger component|
|The Ever Gleaming Regalia||Duscae||Complete "The Ever Elegant Regalia"||600 EXP, Fiberglass Coating component|
|Into Unknown Frontiers||Formouth Garrison||Complete "The Ever Illustrious Regalia" and "Formouth Garrison" and reach Chapter 15||Regalia Type-F|
|The Ever Regal Regalia||Leide||Reach Chapter 02 and complete "The Power of Kings"||150 EXP, Aero Wax component|
|The Ever Elegant Regalia||Balouve Mines||Complete "The Ever Regal Regalia"||500 EXP, Hammerhead decal, Racing Stripes I decal, Basic Color Samples|
|The Ever Illustrious Regalia||Crestholm Channels||Complete "The Ever Valorous Regalia"||3,000 EXP, Enhanced Headlights components|
|Into Uncharted Territory||Norduscaen Blockade||Get to Chapter 8||Regalia Type-D customization option at Hammerhead|
|Kings of the Off-road||The Three Valleys||Complete Into Uncharted Territory and modify the Regalia to Type-D||1,300 EXP, Support Bumper, two new test drive courses at Coernix Station - Cauthess and the Vesperpool|
Cid[edit | edit source]
Cid can upgrade Noctis's weapons if he brings him the required materials. After giving Cid the weapon, the player must complete a quest and then rest to get a call from Cid to pick the upgraded weapon up. After a certain point in the story, Cid will relocate to Cape Caem. Cid is found back at Hammerhead if the player uses Umbra to go back in time in the later chapters.
Hunts[edit | edit source]
The hunt for jormungand becomes available after the player has cleared the Crestholm Channels optional dungeon. The hunt for adamantoise is available when returning to Lucis from Chapter 9 onwards.
|Howling Wind of Hunger||Hammerhead||1||Sabertusk x7||The Weaverwilds (All Times)||2||740 gil, Hi-Elixir||★|
|Varmints of the Wastelands||Hammerhead||1||Mesmenir x5||The Weaverwilds (Daytime)||5||980 gil, Hi-Elixir||★|
|Gorgers in the Dust||Hammerhead||1||Flexitusk x3||Ostium Gorge (All Times)||7||1,570 gil, Iron Bangle||★|
|Raindrops in the Night||Hammerhead||2||Jumbo Flan x1||The Weaverwilds (Nighttime)||15||2,390 gil, Megalixir||★★|
|Wild Beauties||Hammerhead||3||Anaklaban x3||The Weaverwilds (Daytime)||22||3,350 gil, Megalixir||★★|
|Bounty-Hunted Beauties||Hammerhead||3||Anakadom x3, Anak x3||The Weaverwilds (Daytime)||28||4,220 gil, Megalixir||★★|
|Rookie Hunter Tragedy||Hammerhead||4||Ashenhorn x3||The Weaverwilds (All Times)||39||7,330 gil, Mega Phoenix||★★★|
|The Pride of the King||Hammerhead||6||Behemoth x1||Keycatrich Ruins (All Times)||47||10,020 gil, Mega Phoenix||★★★|
|Serpent of the Abyss||Hammerhead||1||Jormungand x1||Crestholm Channels (All Times)||58||16,560 gil, Ruby Bracelet||★★★★|
|Lonely Rumblings in Longwythe||Hammerhead||N/A||Adamantoise x1||Longwythe Peak (All Times)||99||50,000 gil, Adamantite Bangle||★★★★★|
New recipes[edit | edit source]
Eating Chili con Carne at Takka's Pit Stop teaches Ignis Burly Bean Bowl. It is one of Prompto's favorites. Eating Hammerhead Hot Sandwich teaches Grease Monkey's Schnitzel Sandwich, one of Noctis's favorites, but the player must complete a quest to procure garula meat for Takka for it to become available. Eating Sizzling Humongo-Steak teaches Thick 'n' Juicy Steak, but the player must fell a catoblepas as part of a quest for Takka.
Artist in Altissia[edit | edit source]
There is a drawing in Takka's Pit Stop of Cid, Takka and Cindy drawn by an artist who resides in Altissia.
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
The background theme to Hammerhead is simply called "Hammerhead". It has a different version for Takka's Pit Stop, and the music transitions seamlessly when the player enters the restaurant.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]
For further details, visit Hammerhead at Tekken Wiki.
The Hammerhead Service Station appears as part of the Noctis DLC package. It is Noctis's home stage.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
A gas station on a desert region was first glimpsed for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the game that ended up being reworked into Final Fantasy XV. Roberto Ferrari's concept artwork for Cid Sophiar shows a different logo for the garage, depicting a literal hammerhead shark.
According to Game Informer, at the Hammerhead station an instrumental version of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" played in the background in a pre-release version of the game.
The engine oil for sale at Hammerhead is called "Junon Super Engine Oil". Junon is a town in Final Fantasy VII. There is also a sign outside Hammerhead that reads "Banora White." Banora White is a variety of apples in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
The only time it rains in Hammerhead is during Chapter 1 when Noctis and his friends attempt to return to Insomnia. Afterward, if it rains and the player drives toward Hammerhead, the rain will disappear but will reappear as soon as they leave the area of Hammerhead.
The player can repeatedly rest at Hammerhead in Chapter 14 to get various bits of incidental dialogue with the party members talking about what they have been up to: Gladiolus telling the party about his girlfriend; Prompto asking Gladiolus for tips for picking up women; and Prompto growing independent and able to hunt daemons alone.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Hammerhead sharks is a group of sharks so named for the distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a "hammer" shape. The shark appeared in an early version of the establishment's logo, and is present in the shape of the building structure itself.
The name befits the establishment for being a workshop, and likely alludes to Cid having wielded a hammer in his youth, as the Almanac suggests he does not want to discuss how he came up with the name for the garage. Once Cid upgrades the player's Engine Blade III to the Ultima Weapon, he will give Noctis his Old Hammer, which Regis carved with "Property of Mr.Hammerproof Thickskull." This was the weapon Cid used during his adventure with the Regis, but it is not usable in battle, and instead is a key item.
References[edit | edit source]
- Cindy's Play Arts Kai box description
- Game Informer, The Clearing Storm; Final Fantasy XV emerges from its long development with hopes of reclaiming the RPG crown, April 5 2016