Red XIII is a playable jack-of-all-trades type character in Final Fantasy VII. He does not wield a weapon on-screen, but can be equipped with different head adornments in his weapon slot. He is faster than the other party members.

Red XIII joins the party in the Shinra Building. He is initially known as Red (レッドXIII, Reddo Sātīn?) for a single dialogue before his character naming screen appears.

Battle[edit | edit source]

Victory pose.

Like Cloud, Red XIII is a well-rounded character good at both physical attacks and casting magic. His victory pose is to scratch himself behind an ear, then stand up on his hind legs. His victory pose loops.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Red XIII has the highest Speed stat. His lowest stat is his MP.

When he joins the party his starting level is decided by the following formula:

[average party level + 2]
LV Exp HP MP Strength Dexterity Vitality Magic Spirit Luck +
2 6 231 - 244 18 - 23 10 - 12 10 - 12 12 - 14 11 - 13 10 - 12 14 - 16
3 33 247 - 265 27 - 29 10 - 14 10 - 14 12 - 16 11 - 15 10 - 14 14 - 17
4 94 268 - 286 33 - 35 11 - 16 11 - 16 13 - 18 12 - 17 11 - 16 14 - 18
5 202 286 - 307 39 - 41 12 - 17 12 - 17 14 - 19 13 - 18 12 - 17 14 - 19
6 372 307 - 328 43 - 46 13 - 18 13 - 18 15 - 20 14 - 19 13 - 18 14 - 20
7 616 328 - 349 49 - 52 14 - 19 14 - 19 16 - 21 15 - 20 14 - 19 14 - 20
8 949 346 - 370 55 - 58 15 - 20 15 - 20 17 - 22 16 - 21 15 - 20 14 - 20
9 1384 367 - 391 60 - 64 16 - 21 16 - 21 18 - 23 17 - 22 16 - 21 14 - 20
11 2614 406 - 433 71 - 75 18 - 23 18 - 23 20 - 26 19 - 25 18 - 24 14 - 20
12 3588 473 - 500 79 - 84 19 - 25 19 - 24 21 - 27 20 - 26 19 - 25 14 - 20
13 4610 513 - 549 86 - 91 20 - 27 20 - 25 22 - 28 21 - 27 20 - 26 14 - 21
14 5809 558 - 594 93 - 99 22 - 29 21 - 26 23 - 29 22 - 29 21 - 27 14 - 21
15 7200 598 - 639 100 - 106 23 - 30 22 - 27 24 - 31 23 - 30 22 - 29 14 - 21
16 8797 643 - 684 108 - 114 24 - 31 23 - 28 25 - 32 24 - 31 23 - 30 14 - 21
17 10614 683 - 729 114 - 121 25 - 32 24 - 29 26 - 33 25 - 32 24 - 31 14 - 21
18 12665 728 - 774 122 - 129 26 - 33 25 - 30 27 - 34 26 - 33 25 - 32 14 - 21
19 14965 768 - 819 128 - 136 28 - 35 26 - 31 28 - 35 28 - 35 26 - 33 14 - 21
21 20368 853 - 909 142 - 151 30 - 37 28 - 33 31 - 38 30 - 37 29 - 36 14 - 21
22 24493 950 - 1006 151 - 160 32 - 39 29 - 34 33 - 40 31 - 38 30 - 37 14 - 21
23 28074 1025 - 1088 159 - 168 34 - 41 30 - 35 34 - 41 32 - 39 32 - 39 14 - 21
24 31988 1092 - 1163 168 - 177 35 - 42 31 - 36 35 - 42 34 - 41 33 - 40 14 - 21
25 36250 1167 - 1238 176 - 186 37 - 44 32 - 37 36 - 43 35 - 42 34 - 41 15 - 22
26 40875 1234 - 1313 184 - 194 38 - 45 33 - 38 37 - 44 36 - 43 35 - 42 15 - 22
27 45877 1309 - 1388 192 - 203 39 - 46 34 - 39 39 - 46 38 - 45 36 - 43 15 - 22
28 51271 1376 - 1463 200 - 211 41 - 48 35 - 40 40 - 47 39 - 46 38 - 45 15 - 22
29 57072 1451 - 1538 209 - 220 42 - 49 36 - 42 41 - 48 40 - 47 39 - 46 15 - 22
31 69955 1593 - 1688 224 - 237 45 - 52 38 - 44 43 - 50 43 - 50 41 - 48 15 - 22
32 78112 1719 - 1824 235 - 249 47 - 54 39 - 45 45 - 52 44 - 51 43 - 50 16 - 23
33 85792 1834 - 1939 245 - 260 48 - 55 40 - 46 46 - 53 45 - 52 44 - 51 16 - 23
34 93959 1939 - 2054 254 - 269 49 - 56 40 - 47 47 - 54 46 - 53 45 - 52 16 - 23
35 102629 2033 - 2159 263 - 280 51 - 58 41 - 48 48 - 55 47 - 54 47 - 54 16 - 23
36 111816 2138 - 2264 273 - 290 52 - 59 42 - 49 49 - 56 48 - 55 48 - 55 16 - 23
37 121536 2232 - 2369 281 - 299 53 - 60 43 - 50 50 - 57 49 - 56 49 - 56 16 - 23
38 131803 2326 - 2474 291 - 309 55 - 62 44 - 51 51 - 58 50 - 57 50 - 57 17 - 24
39 142633 2431 - 2579 300 - 319 56 - 63 45 - 52 52 - 59 51 - 58 51 - 58 17 - 24
41 166040 2630 - 2789 318 - 338 59 - 66 46 - 53 54 - 61 53 - 60 54 - 61 17 - 24
42 178647 2756 - 2927 329 - 350 60 - 67 47 - 54 55 - 62 54 - 61 55 - 62 17 - 24
43 191877 2882 - 3065 340 - 361 61 - 68 48 - 55 56 - 63 55 - 62 56 - 63 17 - 24
44 205744 3008 - 3191 349 - 372 62 - 69 49 - 56 57 - 64 56 - 63 57 - 64 17 - 24
45 220264 3121 - 3317 360 - 383 63 - 70 50 - 57 58 - 65 57 - 64 58 - 65 17 - 24
46 235451 3247 - 3443 370 - 393 64 - 71 51 - 58 59 - 66 58 - 65 59 - 66 17 - 24
47 251321 3360 - 3569 379 - 404 65 - 72 52 - 59 60 - 67 59 - 66 60 - 67 17 - 24
48 267888 3486 - 3695 390 - 415 66 - 73 52 - 59 61 - 68 59 - 66 61 - 68 17 - 24
49 285168 3599 - 3821 401 - 426 67 - 74 53 - 60 62 - 69 60 - 67 62 - 69 17 - 24
51 321925 3838 - 4073 420 - 447 69 - 76 55 - 62 64 - 71 62 - 69 64 - 71 18 - 25
52 341432 3972 - 4220 429 - 458 69 - 76 55 - 62 65 - 72 63 - 70 65 - 72 18 - 25
53 361712 4092 - 4354 440 - 469 70 - 77 55 - 62 66 - 73 64 - 71 66 - 73 18 - 25
54 382779 4226 - 4488 451 - 480 70 - 77 55 - 62 66 - 73 65 - 72 67 - 74 18 - 25
55 404649 4346 - 4622 461 - 492 71 - 78 56 - 63 67 - 74 65 - 72 68 - 75 18 - 25
56 427336 4480 - 4756 472 - 503 71 - 78 56 - 63 67 - 74 66 - 73 69 - 76 18 - 25
57 450856 4600 - 4890 483 - 514 71 - 78 57 - 64 68 - 75 66 - 73 69 - 76 18 - 25
58 475223 4734 - 5024 494 - 525 72 - 79 57 - 64 68 - 75 67 - 74 70 - 77 18 - 25
59 500453 4854 - 5158 503 - 536 72 - 79 58 - 65 68 - 75 67 - 74 71 - 78 18 - 25
61 553560 5108 - 5426 526 - 559 73 - 80 59 - 66 69 - 76 68 - 75 72 - 79 19 - 26
62 589211 5227 - 5545 534 - 568 73 - 80 60 - 67 70 - 77 69 - 76 73 - 80 19 - 26
63 618425 5334 - 5664 543 - 578 73 - 80 60 - 67 71 - 78 70 - 77 74 - 81 19 - 26
64 648589 5453 - 5783 552 - 587 74 - 81 61 - 68 71 - 78 71 - 78 75 - 82 19 - 26
65 679718 5560 - 5902 561 - 597 74 - 81 61 - 68 72 - 79 71 - 78 75 - 82 19 - 26
66 711828 5679 - 6021 570 - 606 74 - 81 61 - 68 72 - 79 72 - 79 76 - 83 19 - 26
67 744933 5786 - 6140 578 - 615 75 - 82 62 - 69 72 - 79 72 - 79 76 - 83 19 - 26
68 779049 5893 - 6259 588 - 625 75 - 82 62 - 69 73 - 80 72 - 79 77 - 84 19 - 26
69 814191 6012 - 6378 596 - 634 75 - 82 62 - 69 73 - 80 73 - 80 77 - 84 19 - 26
71 887614 6238 - 6616 614 - 653 76 - 83 63 - 70 74 - 81 74 - 81 79 - 86 19 - 26
72 925925 6345 - 6735 623 - 662 76 - 83 63 - 70 74 - 81 74 - 81 79 - 86 20 - 27
73 965323 6464 - 6854 632 - 672 76 - 83 63 - 70 75 - 82 75 - 82 80 - 87 20 - 27
74 1005823 6571 - 6973 641 - 681 77 - 84 64 - 71 75 - 82 75 - 82 80 - 87 20 - 27
75 1047440 6690 - 7092 650 - 691 77 - 84 64 - 71 76 - 83 76 - 83 81 - 88 20 - 27
76 1090190 6797 - 7211 659 - 700 77 - 84 64 - 71 76 - 83 76 - 83 81 - 88 20 - 27
77 1134087 6904 - 7330 667 - 709 78 - 85 65 - 72 76 - 83 76 - 83 82 - 89 20 - 27
78 1179147 7023 - 7449 676 - 719 78 - 85 65 - 72 77 - 84 77 - 84 82 - 89 20 - 27
79 1225385 7130 - 7568 685 - 728 78 - 85 65 - 72 77 - 84 77 - 84 83 - 90 20 - 27
81 1321456 7356 - 7806 703 - 747 79 - 86 66 - 73 78 - 85 78 - 85 84 - 91 20 - 27
82 1371319 7443 - 7903 709 - 754 80 - 87 67 - 74 78 - 85 79 - 86 84 - 91 20 - 27
83 1422421 7530 - 8000 714 - 760 80 - 87 67 - 74 79 - 86 79 - 86 84 - 91 20 - 27
84 1474777 7617 - 8097 721 - 767 81 - 88 68 - 75 79 - 86 79 - 86 84 - 91 20 - 27
85 1528402 7704 - 8194 727 - 774 81 - 88 68 - 75 80 - 87 80 - 87 84 - 91 20 - 27
86 1583312 7791 - 8291 733 - 780 81 - 88 68 - 75 80 - 87 80 - 87 84 - 91 21 - 28
87 1639521 7888 - 8388 740 - 787 81 - 88 68 - 75 80 - 87 80 - 87 84 - 91 21 - 28
88 1697045 7975 - 8485 745 - 793 82 - 89 69 - 76 81 - 88 81 - 88 84 - 91 21 - 28
89 1755899 8072 - 8582 752 - 800 82 - 89 69 - 76 81 - 88 81 - 88 85 - 92 21 - 28
91 1877658 8256 - 8776 764 - 813 82 - 89 69 - 76 82 - 89 82 - 89 86 - 93 21 - 28
92 1940593 8343 - 8873 771 - 820 83 - 90 70 - 77 82 - 89 82 - 89 86 - 93 21 - 28
93 2004919 8440 - 8970 776 - 826 83 - 90 70 - 77 83 - 90 82 - 89 86 - 93 21 - 28
94 2070651 8527 - 9067 783 - 833 83 - 90 70 - 77 83 - 90 83 - 90 87 - 94 21 - 28
95 2137804 8614 - 9164 790 - 840 83 - 90 70 - 77 84 - 91 83 - 90 87 - 94 21 - 28
96 2206394 8711 - 9261 795 - 846 84 - 91 71 - 78 84 - 91 83 - 90 88 - 95 21 - 28
97 2276435 8798 - 9358 802 - 853 84 - 91 71 - 78 84 - 91 84 - 91 88 - 95 21 - 28
98 2347943 8895 - 9455 807 - 859 84 - 91 71 - 78 85 - 92 84 - 91 89 - 96 21 - 28
99 2420933 8982 - 9552 814 - 866 84 - 91 71 - 78 85 - 92 84 - 91 89 - 96 21 - 28

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Red XIII's initial weapon "Mythril Clip".

Red XIII joins the party with the Mythril Clip equipped, which has three Materia slots, two of which are linked. He uses various hairclips, decorative combs, and other "headdresses" to enhance his fighting abilities, but unlike with other characters, his weapon is not rendered on his battle model. His weapons have decent power and many boost his Magic stat.

Seraph Comb is obtained after the Cave of the Gi. With 68 battle power, it is the strongest weapon in the game up until that point, and most other characters do not acquire weapons of equal power until the Temple of the Ancients and after. Red XIII is also the only close-range character to acquire a long-range weapon, the Hairpin.

His ultimate weapon, the Limited Moon, does more damage the fuller his MP gauge is.

Limit Breaks[edit | edit source]

Howling Moon is one of Red XIII's Limit Breaks.

Red XIII's lower-level Limit Breaks involve boosting his stats, particularly through Haste, which augments his speed. His later Limit Breaks hit multiple enemies, and his ultimate Limit Break, Cosmo Memory, hits all enemies for 8x damage, allowing it to easily do 9,999 damage even at low levels. Though not as powerful as other characters' Limits that hit multiple times, Red's ultimate Limit can be obtained early on in the game.


Quests[edit | edit source]

Field model.

Red XIII joins the party at the end of "Storming the Shinra Building", in the battle against Sample:H0512 until the party reaches the elevator. He is next in the party with Aeris as they ride the elevator and face a boss there. After this, he can be placed into the party lineup as the player wishes.

When the party reaches Cosmo Canyon, Red XIII exits the party entirely. He rejoins the party and is locked into the active party for the Cave of the Gi events, and returns to being a normal member after.

Going to Bugenhagen's room with Red XIII in the party after the Raid on Midgar triggers a scene where Red he acquires the Limited Moon weapon.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

If Red XIII is in the party during the scene with Hojo on the Costa del Sol beach, he will become angered when Hojo doesn't respond to the accusation he is hiding something, and then collapse from the heat due to his fur making him too hot. If he is not in the party when first visiting Costa del Sol, he is found lying in the shade of a building near some kids playing soccer, batting the ball to them with his tail. If Cloud kicks the ball at him, he will bark at him, and then growl if Cloud talks to him. In addition, one of the two kids playing with him will comment that he (referring to him as "that big dog") talks like a human and say that it's cool, before then saying that it's also weird.

Speaking with the watchman and the girl in Nanaki's Room with Red XIII in the party consistently yields different dialogue.

Red XIII's dialogue to some of the optional scenarios is different before and after the Cosmo Canyon events to reflect his newfound mindset. When Yuffie steals the party's money when the player fails to recruit her, before the Cosmo Canyon events Red XIII responds "Greed... A perfect example of human nature," but after Cosmo Canyon he will say, "Give... give back what is rightfully mine!"

If the party fails the Underwater Reactor Huge Materia quest, when getting the red submarine, if the player dognaps the dog with Red XIII in the party, Red XIII will howl.

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