Using Materia is a massive mechanic in Final Fantasy VII Remake, and a huge part of the lore in-game. It is the condensed form of Mako—a tangible, liquid form of the planet’s Lifestream. The Lifestream is where the souls of the deceased converge and flow through the planet, similar to a form of afterlife. Because of this, Materia is said to hold the wisdom of every soul in the Lifestream.

Regardless of whether or not this is true, Materia can allow its users to display a wide array of otherworldly powers and abilities. Summoning cosmic creatures, casting magic, and increasing a character’s battle capabilities are all possible through the use of Materia. The more Materia you collect, the stronger you’ll be. To help you out with this undertaking, here are all Materia locations in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Types of Materia

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There are five types of Materia in FFVII Remake:

  • Red (top left): Summon Materia is used to call all-powerful, otherworldly beings like Ifrit and Shiva to aid your party during combat. This type of Materia can only be used in certain battles.
  • Purple (top right): Complete Materia can have a variety of effects, such as increasing a character’s max Health Points or the amount of Gil looted from enemies.
  • Yellow (bottom left): Command Materia allows characters to use certain abilities when set. Abilities like Steal can take items from the enemy, while Enemy Skill allows characters to learn and perform the signature attacks of various enemies.
  • Blue (bottom middle): Support Materia aids the Materia it’s linked to. Some examples are Magnify, which increases the range of spells, and Elemental, which adds the element of the linked Materia to equipment.
  • Green (bottom right): Magic Materia allows characters to cast a wide array of offensive and defensive spells. Spells like Poison can be used to steadily inflict damage over time, while Ice can be used to freeze enemies.

Materia that can be bought in shops

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The various shops located throughout the Sectors of Midgar are one of the main sources of Materia that Cloud and his party can purchase. These shops also happen to be the primary place to find Magic Materia, providing more options than any other in the game. The list of Materia available to purchase from shops by the end of the game is as follows:

Complete Materia

  • Deadly Dodge
    • Shops
    • Found on the way to Sector Eight Station during Chapter Two
  • HP Up
    • Shops
    • Found on the way to Sector Eight Station during Chapter Two
  • MP Up
    • Shops

Support Materia

  • Revival
    • Shops
    • Found inside of a chest in Plate Boundary during Chapter Four

Magic Materia

  • Fire
    • Shops
    • Cloud’s initial Materia
  • Healing
    • Shops
    • Jessie will give a piece of Healing Materia to Cloud as a gift in Chapter Two
  • Ice
    • Shops
  • Lightning
    • Shops
  • Cleansing
    • Shops
  • Poison
    • Shops
  • Binding
    • Shops
  • Subversion
    • Shops
    • Reward for defeating the Ghoul in Chapter 11
  • Time
    • Shops
    • Found inside of a chest in Hojo’s Lab during Chapter 17
    • Reward for completing the Missing Children odd job

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Materia that can be bought from Chadley’s Secret Research shop

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Chadley can first be encountered in the early Chapters of FFVII Remake, tasking Cloud with completing various tasks called Battle Intel Reports during combat. Completing the Battle Intel Reports will usually reward Cloud with a piece of Materia, with that Materia then becoming available for purchase in Chadley’s shop. The list of Materia available from Chadley by the end of the game is as follows:

Complete Materia

  • Auto-cure
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report One
  • First Strike
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report Three
  • ATB Boost
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report Four
  • Steadfast Block
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report Six
  • Provoke
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report Eight
  • Item Master
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report 11
  • Parry
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report 12
  • ATB Assist
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report 13
  • ATB Stagger
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report 14

Command Materia

  • Assess
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing the Chadley’s Report Guide odd job
  • Steal
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle intel Report Seven
  • Enemy Skill
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report 16

Support Materia

  • Synergy
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report Nine
  • MP Absorption
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report 18
  • HP Absorption
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report 19

Magic Materia

  • Wind
    • Chadley’s shop
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Report Two

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Materia obtained from Chadley’s Virtual Reality Combat Simulator

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Toward the end of the game in Chapter 17, Cloud and his party discover Chadley inside Shinra Headquarters. Chadley will challenge Cloud to face a few different types of enemies in battle, with the rewards for some battles being a piece of Summon Materia. The list of Materia available from Chadley’s Virtual Reality Combat Simulator is as follows:

Summon Materia

  • Shiva
    • Reward for defeating Shiva
  • Leviathan
    • Reward for defeating Leviathan and clearing Battle Intel Report 15
  • Fat Chocobo
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Reports One through Nine, clearing a total of 12 Battle Intel Reports, and then defeating Fat Chocobo
  • Bahamut
    • Reward for clearing Battle Intel Reports One through 19, then defeating Bahamut and clearing Battle Intel Report 20

Materia obtained from the Shinra Combat Simulator

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The Shinra Combat Simulator can be found during Chapter 16, after Cloud and his party have reached floor 63 of Shinra Headquarters. There are only a couple pieces of Materia to be found here, but they’re worthwhile. The list of Materia available from the Shinra Combat Simulator is as follows:

Complete Materia

  • EXP Up
    • Reward for clearing Three-Person Team vs. Team Ragbag
  • Gil Up
    • Reward for clearing Two-Person Team vs. High Flyers

Other locations

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While most Materia can be purchased from shops or obtained as a reward, some can only be found by searching the surrounding environment or progressing through the story. The list of hidden Materia is as follows:

Summon Materia

  • Chocobo & Moogle
    • Found near a massive fan while traveling through the Sector Four Plate Interior
  • Ifrit
    • Jessie will give a piece of Ifrit Materia to Cloud as a gift during Chapter Three

Complete Materia

  • Magic Up
    • Found inside of Mako Reactor 5 during Chapter Seven
  • Luck Up
    • Reward for becoming Number One in the Darts Mini Game during Chapter Four
  • Refocus
    • Aerith’s initial equipment

Command Materia

  • Chakra
    • Tifa’s initial equipment
    • Found inside of the Church in Sector Five
  • Barrier
    • Jessie will give a piece of Barrier Materia to Cloud as a gift during Chapter Four
  • Prayer
    • Aerith’s initial equipment
  • Pedometer
    • Found outside of Aerith’s house during Chapter 14

Support Materia

  • Elemental
    • Found while lighting the Sun Lamps during Chapter Six
    • Found inside a letter from the Guardian Angel after completing all odd jobs during Chapter 14
  • Magnify
    • Found in the Robot Puzzle during Chapter Nine
  • Warding
    • Found in the Sector Seven Sewers during Chapter 10
  • AP Up
    • Reach 5000 steps with the Pedometer Materia

As more installments of Final Fantasy VII Remake are released, be sure to check back in here at Pro Game Guides for updates on all Materia Locations! Looking for more great Final Fantasy VII content? Check out System Requirements for Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

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