Final Fantasy V - The Spirit of Heroes

World 3: Sunken Tower of Walz

Sunken Tower of Walz

Once you leave the comfortable enclosure of your submarine you’ll have seven minutes to run from the tenth floor down to the first to fight the boss Famed Mimic Gogo. Along the way you’ll meet all manner of unnamed monsters, shadows of their normal selves. You should have enough time to fight them, but if you’re worried fleeing is a valid option. Each and every one of the monsters casts a blue magic spell either willingly or by controlling it. So if you’re missing any spell except Roulette, Flame Thrower, Mighty Guard, or Mind Blast you can attempt to learn it here.

The Great Plunge

Exit the tenth floor (this should all start looking familiar to you). From the door of the ninth floor turn right and drop through the hole to the north. Run south and exit the eighth floor. Swirl clockwise through the seventh floor. Continue straight south through the sixth floor. At the fifth floor take note of the chest to the left. It doesn’t contain treasure per se, but air to set your timer back at seven minutes. You can’t get to the treasure from the center of the fifth floor. Exit to the fourth floor. Remember this place? Where the king of Walse had fallen? Walk just to the left and descend the stairs into more murky filth. Climb up the vine to the left. Open the treasure chest for a giant gulp of air. Now, fall back down to the left and keep running through each floor. There’s nothing of note after the air. You’re just trying to get down to the first floor as quickly as possible.

hp: 47,714boss battle: Famed Mimic Gogo

Famed Mimic GogoYou stand little chance of beating Gogo outright. He has almost 50,000 hp and hits often for 9,999 points of damage. That’s ok, the object of this battle is patience. You must have about two minutes left on the timer when the battle begins. Gogo launches into a diatribe and tells you exactly how to beat him: “If you do what I do, you’ll surely win.” The battle begins…and Gogo does absolutely nothing. So it follows suit that if you stand around and don’t do anything eventually you will win.

But if you’re not feeling pacifistic, you’re welcome to try your hand at the not-so-gentle mimic. One reason you may want to at least start the battle with an “attack” is to steal a Gold Hairpin. It’s a rare steal. Most often you’ll nab Leather Armor…and then get hit with an awful counterattack. If you persist and cast Return, you will eventually gain the helmet (be forewarned that the clock keeps ticking when you cast Return). Then stand and do nothing and eventually you’ll win the fight. I hope that everyone is standing when the fight ends so they all receive 50 abp.

I strongly dissuade you from even attempting to beat him through battle. I’m not sure if it’s possible, but when agitated, Gogo hurts. He can hit for 9,999 points of damage. He casts a plethora of nasty spells as well including Meteor, Flare, Holy, Flame and Maelstrom. Many of these hit for over 3,000 points of damage. Let me reiterate: you don’t want to tangle with him.

User Submitted Strategies

use the spellblade osmose with repid fire and dual-wield to reduce Gogo MP to 0. Defend with ice shield and phoenix down. Then storm him with meteors. You can defeat him with levels less than 30 and HP less than 1500 with this strategy with some luck!

Posted at 1:50 PM on May 31, 2010 by zide

Contrary to the walkthrough, it IS possible to learn Flamethrower in the tower from the Prototype

Posted at 12:16 PM on November 22, 2009 by Cory

Contrary to the walkthrough, it IS possible to learn Flamethrower in the tower from the Prototype

Posted at 12:16 PM on November 22, 2009 by Cory

Bartz & Faris, equip ability !drink !rapidfire Krile, equip !time !dualcast Lenna, equip !blue hp+30% The strategy is fairly simple, have all your character equip the best weapon especially faris and bartz. Have attacker equip elven cloak/mantle, and have caster equip protect ring & aegis shield. 1. Have Bartz & Faris drink hero pot, goliath tonic, iron draft. 2. Have Krile cast Hastega. 3. Have Lenna cast Mighty Guard and heal bartz & faris with white wind. 4. Bartz & Faris should have hp around 6.000. Start with Krile dual cast meteor and then bartz and faris !rapidfire. Gogo is gone, you can achieve that at level 42++.

Posted at 10:21 AM on August 2, 2009 by fine09

Bartz & Faris, equip ability !drink !rapidfire Krile, equip !time !dualcast Lenna, equip !blue hp+30% The strategy is fairly simple, have all your character equip the best weapon especially faris and bartz. Have attacker equip elven cloak/mantle, and have caster equip protect ring & aegis shield. 1. Have Bartz & Faris drink hero pot, goliath tonic, iron draft. 2. Have Krile cast Hastega. 3. Have Lenna cast Mighty Guard and heal bartz & faris with white wind. 4. Bartz & Faris should have hp around 6.000. Start with Krile dual cast meteor and then bartz and faris !rapidfire. Gogo is gone, you can achieve that at level 42++.

Posted at 10:21 AM on August 2, 2009 by fine09

When I tried to beat this guy by attacking, I died. When I tried again and casted Carbuncle on my party, I kept on using Holy, making him use Holy back, then on himself, and I thought I was going to win. THEN he scolded me for not mimicing right, and casted Meteo four times on my party. Then Odin started talking out of nowhere and said that that was far enough... then I got GameOver with 0:30 seconds to spare.

Posted at 1:46 PM on June 2, 2009 by Matt

You probably can't beat Gogo ever, but you can at least try using this strategy. Make sure you have a Knight and all other guys have critical hp. Then make uruk hai warriors in gay fairy costumes.!!!!

Posted at 4:52 PM on June 2, 2007 by asdj

yeah metor is suppose to reflect every spell, well i got metored to death for casting carbuncle and it never reflected

Posted at 9:43 AM on May 1, 2007 by Agondray

you don't really have to defeat gogo by attacks or spells. the only thing you must do is to wait and do nothing at all. his first dialogue is the hint which 'sez "you will succeed only if you imitate me." and he does nothing at all in the first place, IF you strike him first.

Posted at 8:08 AM on February 10, 2007 by Miguel

If you have over 4.5 minutes left and have someone equiped with Time magic for Teleport, encounter him but don't attack at all. After some amount of time* he'll notice that you're mimicking him by doing nothing, and award you with the class. *(The waiting period varies, so try to have as much as you can or grab the treasure chest several floors above to restart the 7 minute timer)

Posted at 1:34 PM on January 13, 2007 by Castor

If you deplete Gogo's hp, then it ets mad at you (and tells you that you arre doing it wrong)and casts Meteor on the entire party, giving an instant game over.

Posted at 10:24 PM on January 3, 2007 by Dr.Malo

First, summon Carbunkle or cast Reflect on everyone. Cast Holy, Flare, things like that. Those will take out nice chunks of HP, and Gogo will cast spells back on to your party. Hence Carbunkle. He'll die in no time. Have fun =)

Posted at 7:48 AM on December 31, 2006 by Blank

In case it wasn't obvious, a big help in getting through this area with haste is to have a theif, or equip the Sprint ability.

Posted at 9:41 PM on November 20, 2006 by KitsuneKoji

It IS possible to defeat that big, garishly-attired, N(X)-Zone-derived Daryl precursor. But it hurts. A LOT. As any intrepid player who has been handily smacked about by her might guess, chemist's abilities are VITAL. This battle generally requires Butz and Faris as its attackers, supported by the other two as back-up. Giant Drink, shell and haste are a must. Safe does no good against Gogo's armor-piercing 9999 attacks, as if she has time to hit you conventially, you are dead anyway. The items that increase the speed of the battle the most are Samson's Strength and Dragon Force, which allowed my sub-level 65 characters to attack wonderfully. I had (have) Butz and Faris attack with the Brave Blade and Ragnarok, Bothhand and X-fight, and after power-ups, Butz can do about 24,000 per attack. With Giant, Haste and Shell, on the occasion that I win, he is the only one left standing. From what I've experienced, all she drops is leather armor and perhaps a poor helmet (grnberet or tigrmask, if I recall correctly). Fun to see her dissipate, though.

Posted at 12:23 AM on August 10, 2005 by Phaedrus

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Area Enemies

Goblin
Goblin
hp: 16 mp: 3
exp: 10 gil: 20
Steal: Tonic
Drop: Leather Cap
Mauldwin
Mauldwin
hp: 20 mp: 5
exp: 20 gil: 27
Steal: Nothing
Drop: Elixir
Elf Toad
Elf Toad
hp: 160 mp: 50
exp: 65 gil: 81
Steal: Nothing
Drop: Tonic
Harpy in Walz Castle Basement
Harpy
hp: 666 mp: 5,000
exp: 0 gil: 1
Steal: Hard Body
Steal: Elixir
Drop: Phoenix Down
Wild Dog
Wild Dog
hp: 95 mp: 100
exp: 70 gil: 125
Steal: Tonic
Drop: Nothing
Cool Dust
Cool Dust
hp: 240 mp: 100
exp: 130 gil: 120
Steal: Tonic
Steal: Eye Drop
Drop: Nothing
Bomb
Bomb
hp: 440 mp: 50
exp: 230 gil: 162
Steal: Tonic
Drop: Tonic
BlackFlame
BlackFlame
hp: 220 mp: 100
exp: 290 gil: 174
Steal: Speed Drink
Drop: Speed Drink
Prototype
Prototype
hp: 5,000 mp: 1,000
exp: 2,000 gil: 0
Steal: Ether
Drop: Dark Matter
Quadrharpy
Quadrharpy
hp: 1,000 mp: 150
exp: 1,000 gil: 186
Steal: Trident
Drop: Phoenix Down
Fan Wizard
Fan Wizard
hp: 1,000 mp: 200
exp: 470 gil: 207
Steal: Tonic
Steal: Elixir
Drop: Dark Bow
Trent
Trent
hp: 700 mp: 50
exp: 330 gil: 225
Steal: Potion
Steal: Tonic
Drop: Tonic
Verminator
Verminator
hp: 1,000 mp: 500
exp: 353 gil: 240
Steal: Tonic
Drop: Tonic
BloodSlime
BloodSlime
hp: 600 mp: 100
exp: 365 gil: 264
Steal: Holy Water
Drop: Holy Water
Drippy
Drippy
hp: 900 mp: 100
exp: 540 gil: 294
Steal: MythrilHammer
Steal: Poet Robe
Drop: Tent
Traveler
Traveler
hp: 1,400 mp: 100
exp: 580 gil: 321
Steal: Dream Harp
Drop: Dream Harp
MiniMage
MiniMage
hp: 1,100 mp: 10
exp: 600 gil: 345
Steal: Wizard Hat
Drop: Wizard Hat
MagicDragon
MagicDragon
hp: 2,900 mp: 300
exp: 1,200 gil: 372
Steal: Tonic
Steal: Potion
Drop: Elixir
BrandLamia
BrandLamia
hp: 2,100 mp: 600
exp: 700 gil: 435
Steal: Maidens Kiss
Steal: Thornlet
Drop: Lamia
LevelCheckr
LevelCheckr
hp: 5,000 mp: 500
exp: 1,520 gil: 624
Steal: Tonic
Steal: Ether
Drop: Elixir
Gogo
Gogo
hp: 47,714 mp: 60,000
Steal: LeatherArmor
Steal: HairOrnament
Drop: Tiger Mask