A Junk Shop in Balamb Town.

Junk Shop menu.

Remodel weapons and increase their power

Game Instruction Manual

In Final Fantasy VIII items can be taken to a junk shop where they can be used to modify and upgrade a character's current weapon for a fee. Recipes to create new weapons can be found in Weapons Monthly magazines, but the magazines themselves are not needed to create weapons: one simply needs the appropriate components.

The junk shop serves as the game's weapon shop from previous Final Fantasy games, offering a list of advancements for each character. Upgrading a weapon in the Steam version earns the player the achievement Handyman.

Junk Shop (ジャンク屋呼び出し, Janku-ya Yobidashi?) is also an ability learned by the Guardian Force Doomtrain, which allows the player to visit a junk shop anywhere via the menu. This is useful for beyond the point of no return, as towns are inaccessible, although the player can still access junk shop within the Ragnarok if they salvage it from the Kashkabald Desert.

List of junk shops[edit | edit source]

Items used in junk shops[edit | edit source]

See enemies' individual articles for more drop/mug details on the items.
Item Used for Obtain
Screw 2x for Revolver and Ulysses
4x for Shear Trigger, Flame Saber and Valiant
8x for Cutting Trigger, Punishment, Rising Sun and Bismarck
12x for Twin Lance
18x for Exeter
Win: Geezard, GIM47N, GIM52A
Mug: Geezard
Refine: Geezard cards
Used for remodeling weapons
Steel Pipe 1x for Shear Trigger, Valiant and Ulysses
2x for Bismarck
Win: GIM47N and Wendigo
Mug: GIM47N and Wendigo
Refine: Elastoid cards
GF learns SumMag+10% ability
Mesmerize Blade 1x for Cutting Trigger and Cardinal Win: Mesmerize
Mug: Mesmerize
Refine: Mesmerize cards
Long, sharp blade
Betrayal Sword 1x for Flame Saber Win: Blitz (LM) and Forbidden (L)
Mug: Blitz and Forbidden
Refine: Forbidden cards
Sword that betrays allies
Turtle Shell 1x for Flame Saber and Punishment Mug: Adamantoise (LM) and Armadodo
Refine: Adamantoise cards (3:1), X-ATM092 cards
GF learns Vit+20% ability
Dino Bone 1x for Twin Lance
2x for Exeter
Win: T-Rexaur
Mug: T-Rexaur
Refine: Armadodo, T-Rexaur and Sacred cards
Large dinosaur bone
Red Fang 2x for Twin Lance Win: Chimera and Hexadragon
Mug: Chimera and Hexadragon
Refine: Hexadragon cards
Dragon's fang with fire element
Chef's Knife 1x for Punishment Win: Tonberry
Mug: Tonberry
Refine: Tonberry and Tonberry King cards
Tonberry knife
Dragon Fang 4x for Lion Heart Win: Blue Dragon, Grendel, Hexadragon, SAM08G, T-Rexaur
Dragon's fang with recovery force
Pulse Ammo 12x for Lion Heart Obtain some from the Grease Monkey sidequest
Refine: Laser Cannon, Energy Crystal (see this list) or Power Generator
Bullet with sealed energy
M-Stone Piece 2x for Chain Whip and Flail
3x for Pinwheel
4x for Metal Knuckle
6x for Revolver
Common item, win from various enemies
Refine: Funguar and Bite Bug cards
Stone with weak magic power
Shear Feather 1x for Valkyrie Win: Thrustaevis
Mug: Thrustaevis
Refine: Thrustaevis cards
Bird's feather that flies on wind
Magic Stone 1x for Valkyrie
2x for Slaying Tail
Common item, win from various enemies
Refine: Grat, Buel and Jelleye cards
Stone with magic power
Saw Blade 1x for Rising Sun Win: Belhelmel
Mug: Belhelmel
Refine: Belhelmel cards
Serrated blade
Cockatrice Pinion 2x for Cardinal Win: Cockatrice
Mug: Cockatrice
Refine: Cockatrice cards
Feather with petrifying power
Sharp Spike 1x for Cardinal and Slaying Tail
2x for Morning Star
4x for Save the Queen and Crescent Wish
Win: Armadodo, Death Claw and Grand Mantis
Mug: Grand Mantis
Refine: Grand Mantis cards
Long, sharp nail
Windmill 2x for Shooting Star Win: Abyss Worm, Death Claw and Thrustaevis
Refine: Abyss Worm cards, Pandemona card
Windmill with absorbed wind energy
Regen Ring 1x for Shooting Star Win: Chimera, Lefty, Torama, Turtapod, Mesmerize and Vysage
Mug: Biggs (second battle) and Torama
Refine: Chimera cards
GF learns HP+20% ability
Force Armlet 1x for Shooting Star Win: X-ATM092, Edea (second battle), Forbidden, Ochu
Refine: Spr-J Scroll
Buy: Esthar City RinRin's Shop
Obtain from Angelo Search
GF learns Spr+40% ability
Energy Crystal 2x for Shooting Star
4x for Save the Queen
Win: Behemoth, Elnoyle and Ruby Dragon
Refine: Elnoyle cards
Obtain from Angelo Search
GF learns SumMag+30% ability
Fish Fin 1x for Metal Knuckle Win: Fastitocalon and Fastitocalon-F
Mug: Fastitocalon and Fastitocalon-F
Sand-dweller's fin
Dragon Fin 1x for Maverick and Chain Whip Win: Grendel and SAM08G
Mug: Grendel
Refine: Grendel cards
Very hard dragon's fin
Spider Web 1x for Maverick Win: Caterchipillar
Mug: Caterchipillar
Refine: Caterchipillar cards
Learns Ultra Waves
Dragon Skin 1x for Gauntlet
2x for Red Scorpion
4x for Ehrgeiz
Win: Anacondaur and Grendel
Durable dragon skin
Fury Fragment 1x for Gauntlet and Ehrgeiz Win: Blue Dragon, Grendel and Ruby Dragon
Mug: Blue Dragon
Refine: Blue Dragon cards
Stone with morale sealed inside
Adamantine 1x for Lion Heart, Ehrgeiz and Strange Vision Win: Adamantoise
Mug: BGH251F2
Refine: Minotaur card
Obtain from Angelo Search
GF learns Vit+60% ability
Ochu Tentacle 2x for Red Scorpion Win: Ochu
Mug: Ochu
Refine: Ochu cards
Strong, flexible tentacle
Malboro Tentacle 2x for Save the Queen Win: Malboro
Mug: Malboro
Refine: Malboro cards
Learns Bad Breath
Bomb Fragment 1x for Flail and Ulysses Win: Bomb
Mug: Bomb
Refine: Bomb cards
Stone with Fire element
Steel Orb 2x for Morning Star Win: GIM47N and Wendigo
Mug: GIM47N
Refine: Wendigo cards
Orb with gravitational power
Inferno Fang 1x for Crescent Wish Win: Hexadragon and Ruby Dragon
Mug: Ruby Dragon
Refine: Ruby Dragon cards
Learns Fire Breath
Life Ring 1x for Crescent Wish Win: Lefty, Mesmerize, Torama and Turtapod
Mug: Lefty
Refine: Torama cards
Ring with life force
Star Fragment 2x for Punishment
2x for Exeter
3x for Strange Vision
Win: Anacondaur, Chimera, Hexadragon, Iron Giant, Ruby Dragon, T-Rexaur, Tri-Face
Refine: Iron Giant cards
GF learns SumMag+20% ability
Curse Spike 2x for Strange Vision Win: Creeps, Forbidden, Grand Mantis, Imp, Malboro, Tri-Face
Mug: Tri-Face
Refine: Tri-Face cards
Obtain from Angelo Search
Learns Lv?Death
Dynamo Stone 4x for Bismarck Win: Blitz, Cockatrice, Creeps and GIM47N
Mug: Elastoid
Refine: Blitz and Quezacotl card
Stone with Lightning element
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