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The True Moon is a location in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Appearing alongside the normal moon, many mistake it for the Red Moon at first. Its appearance causes panic on the planet, the arrival of a second moon and the events unfolding soon after echoing the events of seventeen years ago.


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The True Moon is actually a giant spacecraft, used by the Creator to travel across the universe as he uses Crystals to conduct experiments on the evolution of life. When the Creator's planet was abandoned his race lived aboard their fleet and perished before they could find a new home. The True Moon is a remnant of that fleet, and its innermost depths reflect its mechanical true nature.

At some point the True Moon visited the fifth planet in the solar system and left Crystals on it. The planet would eventually be destroyed and the Lunarians fled to Earth, creating a second moon to live on. When the Creator returns to collect the Crystals, the Creator's servants, the Maenads, discover that eight of the Crystals left on the Red Moon were taken to Earth, and so the Creator's attentions turn to the blue planet.

Having decided that the inhabitants of Earth have not evolved enough, the Creator decides to destroy them rather than let "inferior species" overrun the universe. He sends the Maenads to the planet to seize the Crystals, which contain data on the human race's evolution, and then begins to descend the moon to collide with the planet. Using the Lunar Whale the party flies to the True Moon and enters its depths to stop its descent. The Creator is destroyed and the True Moon departs the planet.

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The True Moon's World Map.

The True Moon acts as the final dungeon of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and is comprised of forty-three floors divided into three areas: the Subterrane (BF1 - BF13), the Depths (BF1 - BF29), and the Bottommost Depths. An interdimensional elevator allows quick travel between designated floors and the surface, and also allows the player to change their party members. Later, players can access a location labeled "???" on the elevator, which takes them to the Tail Collector and the Developers' Office.

In the 3D remake, the Subterrane is redesigned, the Depths has been shortened (B1 - B13) and the Developers' Office has been removed.


Item Price
Hi-Potion 150 gil
X-Potion 3,000 gil
Ether 10,000 gil
Dry Ether 50,000 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Remedy 5,000 gil
Cottage 500 gil
Emergency Exit 180 gil
Gnomish Bread*(3D only) 100 gil
Weapons*(3D only)
Weapon Price
Shuriken 200 gil
Manji Shuriken 20,000 gil
Wing Edge 6,800 gil
Cat Claws 6,500 gil
Muse Harp 6,500 gil
Gaia Hammer 12,000 gil
Sledgehammer 32,000 gil
Wizard's Rod 5,000 gil
Power Staff 6,000 gil
Master's Staff 10,000 gil
Blitz Whip 10,000 gil
Obelisk 35,000 gil
Demon Slayer 40,000 gil
Enhancement Sword 37,000 gil
Defender 57,000 gil
Armor*(3D only)
Armor Price
Ice Shield 10,000 gil
Diamond Shield 15,000 gil
Gold Hairpin 20,000 gil
Chakra Band 4,000 gil
Mystic Veil 7,000 gil
Goblin Mask 4,500 gil
Officer's Hat 5,500 gil
Diamond Helm 10,000 gil
Black Robe 10,000 gil
Black Belt Gi 14,000 gil
Red Robe 20,000 gil
Mist Wrap 20,000 gil
Exorcist Gown 11,000 gil
Professor's Robe 10,000 gil
Diamond Armor 40,000 gil
Flan Ring 10,000 gil
Sprint Ring 10,000 gil
Hyper Wrist 5,500 gil
Talisman 8,000 gil
Single Star 10,000 gil
Treasure Hunter 10,000 gil
Rapid Ring 10,000 gil
Level Band 10,000 gil
Diamond Gloves 5,000 gil
Rare Band 10,000 gil


Note: For monsters located inside the Moon, see Subterrane, Depths and Bottommost Depths.



A natural satellite or moon is an astronomical body that orbits a planet or minor planet.