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Mount Gulg, also known as Mount Gulug and Gurgu Volcano, is a location from the original Final Fantasy. It is located near Crescent Lake, and is accessible only by canoe.

The volcano's interior is mostly lava, a type of damage floor that hurts party members as they walk on it. Several of the sublevels' staircases are difficult to find, requiring treks through huge lava-filled expanses. Other levels involve navigation through maze-like rooms with multiple dead ends and treasure chests. Most of the enemies in Mount Gulg are Fire-based, so the party's Black Mage or Red Mage should make use of Blizzard and Blizzara spells.


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After meeting Lukahn at Crescent Lake, the Warriors of Light head to Mount Gulg to destroy the Fire Fiend Marilith. After defeating her at the crystal room, they restore the Fire Crystal.


Mount Gulg artwork from an issue of Nintendo Power.

Item Location
Mythril Helm B2
1,520 gil B2
4,150 gil B2
750 gil B2
1,520 gil B2
1,760 gil B2
Mythril Gloves B2
Great Sword B2
1,455 gil B2
Hi-Potion B2
Tent B2
1,975 gil B2
Antidote B2
Phoenix Down B2
Mythril Axe B2
Mythril Shield B2
Gold Needle B4
2,750 gil B4
1,750 gil B4
880 gil B4
Antidote B4
Flame Shield B4
Ice Brand[note 1] B4
10 gil B4
155 gil B4
Cottage B4
2,000 gil B4
1,250 gil B4
Staff B4
Flame Mail B5
  1. 1.0 1.1 Although appearing in two chests in B4, there is only one Ice Brand, as both chests will open when it is obtained.


Battle Background.

Marilith's boss Battle Background.






Musical themes[]

Mount Gulg's theme is named after itself. The song was remixed and included in Final Fantasy IX as its theme for Mount Gulug, and as well in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

Mount Gulg is mentioned in the errand "Molten Maiden":

Mount Gulg has not erupted for nigh on 5000 years, yet dangers enough remain that few dare venture near. But we did, and it was at the bottom of that deep, dark shaft we saw her: a lady of flame! Locals tell of a young girl who stumbled over the volcano's rim, thought the truth of it we could not say. Nonetheless, we erected a small shrine and offered prayers for the Mount Gulg Maiden.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The iconic Mount Gulg can be found in story mode overworld, at the Ancient Volcano Ring - Gulg region. It appears as a giant peak with an icy summit surrounded by a frozen lake and forests, mirroring its appearance in the original Final Fantasy. The Gulg Gateway lies here and is the site of a boss battle in all its appearances. The Gateway is the site of the final battle of Chapter 1 of Light to All when Cloud confronts Sephiroth, alluding to the Northern Cave of Final Fantasy VII.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

Mt. Gulg appears as the FMS for its titular theme.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

Mt. Gulg in an FMS.

Mt. Gulg is the FMS for its theme and "Find Your Way"*(from Final Fantasy VIII), the latter being an allusion to the Fire Cavern.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

The Circle of Sages at Crescent Lake tell the warriors of the crystals and of Chaos. The Warriors of Light make their way to Mount Gulg to face the fire within.


Mount Gulg is a dungeon in the Final Fantasy realm.

Other media[]

Since appearing in Final Fantasy, Mount Gulg has become something od a recurring location in the series. It is also alluded to in some games, like in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, there is a trade material called "Gulg Steel". A region of Balamb in Final Fantasy VIII is also named "Gaulg Mountains".