The Weapons Monthly magazines are items in Final Fantasy VIII, found in various places around the world of Final Fantasy VIII. Each magazine contains information about various models of weapons, which can be upgraded. Even though weapons can be upgraded without the magazine in which it is mentioned, it is useful, as it gives the player information on how many items are needed for the upgrade. Some magazines can be purchased in Esthar's Book Store, but may need the Guardian Force Tonberry's Familiar ability to appear in the shop list.


Weapons Monthly, March Issue

Elvoret battle

Found at the top of Dollet communications tower after defeating Elvoret. The Elvoret drops the magazine upon defeat.

FF8-ChainWhip FF8-Flail FF8-MetalKnuckle FF8-Revolver

Weapons Monthly, April Issue

Squall's new room

Found on a table in Squall's new dorm room at Balamb Garden, after the SeeD ball.

FF8-Valiant FF8-Maverick FF8-Pinwheel FF8-ShearTrigger

Weapons Monthly, May Issue

Deling 8

Found in the sewers of Deling City. This sewer is actually located behind the Presidential Residence and can be accessed by either Rinoa or Squall during their respective trips into the residence.

FF8-SlayingTail FF8-Ulysses FF8-Valkyrie FF8-CuttingTrigger

Weapons Monthly, June Issue

Missile Base 2

Found after defeating the BGH251F2 at the Missile Base. The machine drops the magazine upon defeat.

FF8-MorningStar FF8-Gauntlet FF8-RedScorpion FF8-FlameSaber

Weapons Monthly, July Issue

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Found at the Training Center in Balamb Garden in Disc 3.

FF8-Bismarck FF8-CrescentWish FF8-RisingSun FF8-TwinLance

Weapons Monthly, August Issue

Trabia Garden Lobby

The "treasure" of Trabia Garden can be found five steps south of the Gargoyle fountain, barely seen.

FF8-Ehrgeiz FF8-Cardinal FF8-SaveTheQueen FF8-Punishment

Weapons Monthly, 1st Issue

Lunatic Pandora Laboratory 1

Can be found in the Lunatic Pandora lab during the last Laguna dream sequence.

FF8-Exeter FF8-StrangeVision FF8-ShootingStar FF8-Lionheart


  • Squall is the only character to have a weapon in every issue of the magazine.

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