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The moai face in the Chocobo Racing of Final Fantasy VII.

The Moai (モアイ, Moai?) is a recurring easter egg in the Final Fantasy series, appearing in unexpected locations, usually on world maps far from important locations, and having little to no function whatsoever.


Final Fantasy IV[]

The moai face on the moon.

A stone appears on the Red Moon. This one is an allusion to the infamous face on Mars myth rather than the moai. A "happy face" crater and rock formation, inspired by the Galle crater of Mars, also appears.

In the Game Boy Advance version, the Lunar Ruins open in front of the stone face once Zeromus is defeated.

In the DS Remake, if the player stole Dark Matter from Zeromus and uses it on the Stone Face, they will fight Proto-Babil.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

The moai on the moon is the location of Golbez's second Challenge Dungeon.

Final Fantasy V[]

The moai face on the bottom of the ocean.

A moai appears at the bottom of the ocean in the merged world. It is only an Easter Egg and serves no purpose.

In the Game Boy Advance version, it is revealed that the moai is in fact a structure constructed by the Ancients, used to transport people from the "Real" world to that of the Sealed Temple, and disguised to look like a relic from some long-lost civilization. The device was sealed off, however, and only became accessible due to the recent earthquakes.

Final Fantasy VII[]

The moai face at Great Glacier.

A moai appears on a cliff in the Great Glacier, while other moai statues appear in the chocobo race course. This is the first time stone faces appear in locations rather than world maps.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

The moai face as seen in Final Fantasy VIII.

In PuPu's sidequest, the UFO? enemy is sometimes seen abducting a stone face with its light beam. Additionally, colored stone faces are involved in the Obel Lake sidequest, though no graphics are shown for these.

Final Fantasy IX[]

The moai face partially hidden by the tree on the right.

At the outset of the adventure, the M.S. Prima Vista crashes into the Evil Forest and Zidane is left to make a big decision. After recruiting the help of Steiner and Vivi, Zidane and company travel into the dark depths of the forest to save Princess Garnet.

Hanging left at the first fork will take the player to a serene waterfall glowing in the evening Mist. On the right side of the background is a tall moai, looming as high as the locale's alpine treeline. This zone is unique; aside from a trivial command prompt and the Easter egg, it is an item-less dead-end that holds no practical purpose in the game whatsoever.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

Moai building behind Lightning.

At the Gapra Whitewood, at the "Maintenance Exit" past the save point, in the background one can see what resembles a moai face on one of the buildings in the north. Afterwards a scene reveals this is a building in Palumpolum.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood[]

Moai face underwater.

There are several moai statues featured in Final Fantasy XIV's second expansion: Stormblood.One is seen in The Lochs at X:20.4 Y:16.6. The player should face southwest and dive to the bottom. Another face can be seen underwater in Yanxia just south of Doma Castle. An upright head can also be found underwater in the Ruby Sea near the Turquoise Trench. Yet another moai statue lies at the bottom of the pond underneath the Dawn Throne in the Azim Steppe.These may be allusions to the moai statue at the bottom of the ocean in Final Fantasy V.

Players can also craft an ornamental Moai Statue to place as outdoor furnishing for their estate, as well as a Private Moai minion.

Dissidia Final Fantasy[]


One of the player icons is a moai from Final Fantasy V.


The moai face in a forest.

A moai appears in a forest in concept art for the game.

Non-Final Fantasy appearances[]

Secret of Mana[]

The moai in the mountains.

The game has two hidden Moai faces located on the world map. The first is near the Sunken continent while the second is in the mountains to the south of Northtown.

Live A Live[]

The moai on the hill.

In the Prehistoric chapter, a moai can be found in the northern area of the caveman village on top of the hill. This area is only accessible after being kick out of the village.



Moai are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500.