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Travelling through forests in the world map not only causes random battles and friendly monsters to appear, but also a completely unique creature: the Ragtime Mouse. This giant red mouse asks you 16 questions that each award you with a certain amount of gil. If you answer all 16 questions correctly, the Ragtime Mouse will challenge you to a battle that, if you win, lands you a special item.

Question Explanation Attack
[ - ] Questions
The 15th war of Lindblum broke out in 1600. The 15th war began in 1601. See the statue of the three Pluto Knights in Alexandria Square. X
Chocobo's Forest is located between Lindblum and South Gate Yep. Hang a right at the Dragon's Gate and keep going straight for a bit to find this forest sitting right in front of South Gate. O
"I want to be your canary" was written by Lord Afon. No, it was written by Lord Avon. X
The Prima Vista theater ship was built in Artania Shipyards No, it was built in Zebolt Dockyards (in Lindblum). More information on the Prima Vista can be found in the very first room in the game, where Zidane lights his candle. X
Fossil Roo joins Treno and Alexandria No, Gargan Roo does. X
The Air Cab in Lindblum runs 24 hours a day. Yes. Read the sign in the air cab station. O
The Burkmeia Cable Cares were built 87 years ago. Yes. Ask a man at summit station and he'll explain. O
The Open Cafe at Treno is for members only. O
Lindblum Castle is larger than Alexandria Castle. Considerably. Alexandria is a castle town, while Lindblum is a bastide. O
Some Mu's are friendly and do not attack. There is a Friendly Monster that is a Mu, so yes. O
Theater Ship Prima Vista uses Mist as its source of energy. O
Conde Petie is a home for goblins. No, it's home to the dwarves. X
There is only one desert in the world. No, there are two: the one Cleyra is in (Vube Desert) and the one the Desert Palace is in (Kierra Desert). X
Bobo-Dori is famous for being a bird which gives you wealth. No, it is said to give you happiness. X
Prima Vista means "Love at first sight." No, it means "first sight." X
You can beat me, Ragtime Mouse. Yep. Attack the "O" and battle will begin. O

Gil Rewards

Every time you answer one of Ragtime Mouse's questions correctly, you will get a gil reward. The more questions you answer correctly, the more gil you will receive.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1,000 1,000 1,000 2,000 2,000 3,000 3,000 4,000
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
4,000 5,000 5,000 6,000 6,000 7,000 7,000 10,000

Rules about Ragtime Mouse

  • When you are asked a question, you have 20 seconds to answer. If you do not answer within the 20 seconds, you are considered wrong.
  • Ragtime Mouse will escape when you use Magic on it, or attack it.
  • How to beat Ragtime Mouse:
    1. If you inflict 9,999, it will escape.
    2. If you use Odin, it will guard and escape.
    3. If you use Lvl-5 Death, the spell will miss and he will escape.
    4. The only way to beat Ragtime Mouse is to answer all the questions correctly!


After beating Ragtime Mouse, you receive a fairly good reward:

EXP: 5963
AP: 0
Items: Protect Ring
Gil: 5963

If you fail to answer one or more questions correctly, you will only receive the Protect Ring.

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