Final Fantasy 7 is undoubtedly one of the best role playing games and one thing that captivated the gamers is the summon materia. Here’s a guide on how to acquire them through the game. Please take note that there are some spoilers in this guide.
The first materia you can acquire is the Choco/Mog material. When you reach the Chocobo farm for the first time, you’ll see a red dot in front of the fence. You’ll see the Chocobos dance and a pop up selection will come up. Choose the top option and they will give you the materia.
The next materia you’ll come across to would be Shiva. You can acquire this from Priscilla in Junon Town. She’ll give it to you after saving her.
For the Ramuh materia, you only have 1 chance to acquire it. You can find it in the jockey lounge in Golden Saucer. After beating Dyne, you’ll be escorted by Ester to the lounge. One you have control of Cloud; get the Materia which is lying on the floor. If you miss this, you won’t be able to get the materia anymore.
The next materia you can get would be Ifrit. On the ship going to Costa Del Sol (from Junon) you will fight an instance of Jenova. After beating Jenova, walk immediately towards the materia because of you miss this, you won’t be able to acquire Ifrit materia anymore as well.
Next would be the Titan materia. When you reach the Gongaga Town for the first time, you’ll be fighting Rude and Reno. Then after some scenes, go to the old reactor and you’ll see Tseng and Scarlet. After they leave, examine the area that Scarlet checked and the materia will be there.
You’ll get the Odin materia next. You need to open the safe in the Shinra mansion in Nibelheim. The clues are scattered around the mansion and you can read the clues by the left side of the entrance. The safe can be found in the top room on the left side of the 2nd floor. You need to enter the combination that you found throughout the mansion. Here’s the combination, Right 36, Left 10, Right 59, Right 97. You’ll then have to beat the monster inside.
The Kjata materia is next. When you reach the sleeping forest after the bone village, you’ll see a flying materia either to your left or to your right. It’s kind of tricky since it will disappear and you’ll have to look for it again. As soon as you see it appear, run towards it then examine it.
The Bahamut materia is next and this is the start where materias begin to pack a punch. You can get it after beating the dragon inside the room with the murals in the Temple of the Ancients.
Getting the Alexander materia is a bit tricky. First, in the glacier (where you have the map) go to the hot springs and touch it. It’s located near the upper right part of the map. Then, when you reach the huge area where you can place flags as your guide, use 5 flags to the north and then go all the way to the east until you reach the mountain and eventually, a cave. You’ll have to beat the monster inside to get Alexander. Take note that you need to do this very quickly or else Cloud will pass out and you’ll be taken to the camp. You’ll miss the chance to get the materia. Make sure you don’t get lost in the snowfields. Save the game in town before you head down to the glacier just to be sure.
The next materia you can acquire is the Neo Bahamut materia. When you reach the whirlwind maze (after the glaciers), you’ll find the materia near the first save point you’ll come across to.
For Disc 2, you can get the following materias. The next materia you can acquire is the Phoenix materia. You will receive it after you do battle in Fort Condor. The old man will give it to you.
Next would be Hades materia. You can get it inside the airship Gelnika which is underwater so use the submarine. It’s on the bottom floor of the airship. It could be difficult to acquire it since the monsters are pretty tough for low level parties.
The following materias can be acquired anytime you wish after the quest for the huge materias (before heading to midgar to fight Diamond weapon).
The Leviathan materia can be acquired in Wutai. You have to beat Godo on the fifth floor of the tower using Yuffie alone. He’ll give it to you afterwards.
Next would be the Typoon materia (yes, it’s really spelled that way). You can acquire it in the forest near Cosmo Canyon. There are 2 ways to reach it. Either you beat Ultimate Weapon which will blow up the mountain that will give you access to it or use a Green, Black or a Golden Chocobo.
Bahamut Zero can be acquired by bringing both Bahamut and Neo Bahamut materias to the blue huge materia inside Bugenhagen’s projector room. Take note that if you weren’t able to acquire the huge materia, you won’t be able to get Bahamut Zero. But if you do, it will respond to the 2 bahamut materias and you’ll get Bahamut Zero.
The last materia that you can acquire is the Knights of the Round materia. It’s the strongest summon in the game. You need a Golden Chocobo for this. Travel all the way to the northeast corner of the map and you’ll see the round island. The materia is inside the cave.
But wait there’s more! Apart from the normal materias, you can get the Master Summon materia which will allow you to use any summon unlimited number of times. So even if you miss on some of the Summon Materias such as Ramuh or Ifrit, you can use them if you have the Master Summon. There are 2 ways to acquire this. You can beat Emerald weapon and give the earth harp to the old man in Kalm town in exchange for the Master Summon or you can bring all the mastered summon materias (yes, all 16 of them) to the huge red materia in Cosmo Canyon.