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]

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