Hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Select + Start during game play.
You have to have the W-Item Materia for this to work. Equip it, and select the first item and use it. Then select your second item, do not use it, just place the cursor on someone. Then Press the cancel button, select the item again and press cancel. Keep repeating this and the first item you used will keep increasing by one.
Easy Chocobo races:
Hold R1 + R2 while racing a Chocobo to slowly restore energy. Then quickly press Circle to get energy back.
When Teyioh appears on the screen that shows your opponents, press Start. When the starting line appears press Select and hold Circle until your Chocobo has about one tenth of its stamina remaining. Hold down L1 + R1 + L2 + R2 and restore its energy. When it gets back to two tenths or more, then lower it back to one tenth. Note: Do not use stamina at the ending space background unless your Chocobo is green or better.
Easy Battle Square handicaps:
Rapidly tap Square during the "slot machine" handicap sequence in the Battle Square section at Gold Saucer. The slots will slow down, allowing an easier selection of your handicap. Note: This trick will also work in a similar manner with Cait Sith's limit break.
Avoid back attack:
When surprised with a back attack, try running away to automatically turn around (hold L1 + R1). This allows your party to take less damage.
Faster time bar:
When you get into any battle, rapidly press Circle. However, if this slows the time bar down, rapidly press Triangle. If Triangle slows you down when it was speeding up, then rapidly press Circle again. Keep switching if you have to.
Rocket Town Materia Quest Password
Enter the following code while in the rocket....
Circle - Square - X - X
You should then get the Huge Materia
Maneuvering the Highwind:
The Highwind can be turned sideways or flown backwards without turning around. Hold Square and press the D-pad in the desired direction while flying.
Instead of pressing Square + D-pad to fly the Highwind, press Circle to go forward. Press R1 or L1 to turn sharper.
To fly crooked, hold R1 + Left or L1 + Right while moving at full speed forward.
Easy Key to Sector 5:
Instead of going through all of the digging to find the "Key to Sector 5" on the top level of the Bone Village, go to the village in Disc 3. There should be an X on the ground in front of the ladder to the second level. Talk to the man and dig for normal treasure in the exact center of the X three times. The first time you should get Cid's mop, the second time you should get W-Summon, and the third time you should get the Key to Sector 5.
Presidential send-off tricks:
After doing the Presidential Send-Off event and receiving your prize from Hedigger, press Square, Circle, X, or Triangle to make Cloud do things such as place his hands on his hips, shrug, and scratch his back with the gun.
View Cloud's Omnislash from behind:
When you get Omnislash, use it. Immediately after you select your enemies, open the lid on the PlayStation. The game will go through all of the camera movements of the Omnislash, but Cloud will not use the technique. When the camera stops the second time, close the lid. About 15 seconds after you close the door, Cloud will use Omnislash. Note: Sometimes the camera will go in front. Make sure you have either Cloud or Red XIII in the middle or you may not see Cloud.
Bahamnant ZERO Summon Materia details:
Walk around after boarding the Shinra No. 26 spaceship on disc two. Your party will be able to go down to the space pod or up the ladder to the right to the huge materia. Go to the huge materia and use the talk button at the tall glass to speak with Cid. He will explain the controls in this part of the game. Talk again at the case and enter the password Circle, Square, X, X to collect the Key Item "Huge Materia". After travelling to Cosmo Canyon later in the game, talk to Bugenhagen. He will take your party up to his observatory. Approach to the Blue huge materia and get closer. Your party will receive the Bahamnant ZERO summon materia.
Sense without wasting a turn:
Press Select to display a window above the time bars, then sense the enemy. From this point on whenever you attack that enemy while selecting, look in that window to see its current HP and name. Note: This only works during the current battle.
Easy AP, Gil, and experience:
Note: A controller with a turbo feature is required for this trick. Go to Cactuar Island (an island in the far north east) and morph three Cactuars into Tetra Elementals. Go to the area around Mideel and "park" your Gold Chocobo or the Highwind on the small sliver of grass below the drop after you pass Mideel going west (not near the forest, but on the area below that.) Walk towards the long beach area far away from your transportation-- if you accidentally get off track, you could get on your airship or Chocobo and drift off. Equip a Mastered Enemy Lure and weapons that can receive the most AP (not your ultimate weapons). The Scimitar, Apocalypse, Platinum Fist, etc. should be your priorities. Equip the Materia you want to get a lot of AP on the weapons. These may include Knights Of The Round, Double Cut, and Bahamut Zero. Cloud, Cid, and Tifa work the best if they are at high levels because they all get triple AP with certain weapons. Equip Cloud with the Apocalypse, Mystile, and Tetra elemental; Cid (if used) with the Scimitar, anything else, and Tetra elemental; Tifa (if used) with Platinum Fist, anything else, and Tetra elemental. Set turbo on Circle and keep it held (a rubber band is suggested). Additionally, hold Down (also with a rubber band) If correctly, you will be going left and right continuously and encountering an enemy called the Sandworm. The maximum damage it can do is 50 to 70 because you absorb the Sandstorm and Earthquake attacks (due to the Tetra elementals). Each defeated Sandworm results in 1300 EXP, 200 AP, and 5000 Gil. With luck, all materia will be mastered and you will have millions of Gil after a few hours.
Cosmo Canyon song:
You can play the Cosmo Canyon song on your own by going to Tifa's house in Nibelheim. Then, press Square, Square, Square, X, Square, Circle, Circle, R1 + X, Circle, R1 + Square, R1 + Square, R1 + Square, R1 + X, Circle, R1 + X, R1 + Square, R1 + X, Circle, R1 + X, R1 + Square, Circle, Square, X, Circle, Square, X, Square. Note: This serves no purpose in the game.
Extra experience (Japanese version):
When in the Gold Saucer prison, enter the well just outside of the town. Walk around until encountering a monster named "Test 0" which resembles a dog. You can poison or attack it. Instead of fighting back, it will whimper and ask that it not be hurt.
Gold Saucer FMV:
When flying to Gold Saucer for the first time, the propellers are facing the front, in the direction that it moves. In the FMV sequence, they are on the back, propelling it.
There is a hidden cave on the pathway to the Ancient Capital. This cave can be found right after the two screens of the Sleeping Forest. Move to the right of the screen where the log bridge is located. You will notice a vine hanging from a cliff. A large opening, which is most likely a cave, can be seen hidden within the shadows of the cliff . There is a small detour that leads to the vine, but you cannot climb it. It has been theorized that this "cave" is a glitch and was probably the remnant of a side-quest in the game that was taken out.
When on Disc 1 at the part were you must go to the Sleeping Forest in Bone Village, go to Yuffie's home town instead. You will not be able to do anything and have to start again.
Barret's Atomic Scissors:
When you equip Barret with the atomic scissors. It comes up on his left arm but he has his right arm shot off.
Cloud walking on house:
Go on the hill between Icicle and the Great Glacier and walk to town. Cloud will walk on top of one of the house graphics if you walk into it.
Walk through people:
In Mideel, you can walk through most of the people in the town including Tifa and the nurse in the clinic. This also works in several other towns.
Characters move after being hit:
Go to a place where you can fight a Crown Lance (Flying Jellyfish). Wait until it does the attack Deadly Needles. Run away when a character becomes petrified. When you run, the petrified character will turn around and be in a running position but not move.
Go to next screen without leaving current screen:
Use the finger in certain towns and dungeons. You can move Cloud around the red arrow that points out the exit without leaving the screen. When that happens, you can walk behind the arrow and go to the next screen. This happens quite often in some areas of the Great Glacier and Junon, or where there are wide spaces that lead to other screens.
Quadra magic without any Chocobo breeding:
Take the Highwind to the Materia cave containing Quadra magic and you will soon notice their is some land behind the cave. It helps to change the camera angle to the bird's eye view. Try to land on that little space. This rarely works, but when it does your Highwind will be on the land, and you will be directly in front of the cave. This seems to work better if you also have a Chocobo on the Highwind.
Get a Chocobo in a stable, talk to Billy, and choose "Riding". Once you are outside, get off your Chocobo and go back inside. Talk to Billy again, and choose "Feeding", or anything else that lets you see your Chocobos. Go to the space where that Chocobo you rode was located, to find a phantom looking Chocobo.
In a battle, cast "Reflect" on the opponent and then do same thing on yourself. Then, cast Fire, Ice, Lightning or anything else on your opponent or yourself. The chosen materia will "loop" between you and the enemy forever. You will have to restart or turn off the PlayStation to escape.
During the materia blend for the master command, the game displays "Sence" instead of "Sense".
After buying Chocobo stables at the Chocobo ranch, capture a Chocobo. Then go to the Chocobo rancher's son and buy some Curiel greens. Talk to the Chocobo's ranchers son again and select "Feed Chocobos". The game will display "Kurie" greens instead of "Curiel
greens. The same applies to Krakka/Karaka greens, Pahsana/Pasana greens, Mimett/Memit greens, and Gysahl/Gizzard greens.
Go to the Chocobo Sage's house, just north of Bone Village, and buy the two nuts that he is selling -- the Porov nut and the Pram nut. Go to the Chocobo rancher's son at the Chocobo Ranch. Ask him if you can buy something, and buy the Luchile nut and the Pepio nut. Now ask the Rancher's son if you can mate two Chocobos. Do not worry -- you will not have to mate the two. When he asks you what kind of nut you want to give them, instead of showing "Porov nut", "Porofu will be displayed. It is also different with the Pram/Param nut, Luchile/Ruchin nut, and Pepio/Pipio nut.
When you have to run on the Cannon as Tifa in the Junon Execution part in the first areas of Disc 2, press Triangle. In the part of the menu screen where it displays your location, it will read "Canon" instead of "Cannon".
When you get the "Luck Plus" Materia in the Temple of the ancients, the message that appears reads, "Recieved 'Lucky Plus'" instead of "Received 'Luck Plus.'"
When in the fighting arena at the Gold Saucer, you will get the choice to continue or stay after defeating an opponent. The actual text reads "Off Course" instead of "Of Course".
When you get to Sector 5 for the first time, go to the pipe with blue inside. Aeris will say saying ''This guy are sick'' instead of ''This guy is sick''.
Get Tifa's final limit break and try to give it to her when she is on limit level 2 or 3. She will say "I've got the wrong person" instead of "You've got the wrong person."
When Cloud asks why Vincent wants to join you in the Shinra Mansion Basement, he will say "Being a former Turks" instead of "Being a former Turk".
Go to Wutai as soon as possible in the game. And at some point Reno or Rude will say: "You are a Turks" instead of "You are a Turk" to Elena.
When you get the Highwind and talk to Cait Sith he says "I will give you information Shinra" instead of "I will give you information about Shinra".