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Key Items are a class of items in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5. They are special items that are relevant to the plot or specifically for use in side-quests. They can be distinguished from normal items by being impossible to sell, discard, or use in any capacity beyond their intended purpose.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3 Key Items

There are 12 different Key Items in total. Crimson Orbs and the Old Key are used to access specific areas, while all remaining items are required to complete various quests for NPCs.

Battery

Item Battery 3
"A rather big and long lasting battery."
―Item's in-game description

A long, grey battery. There are six of them in the game, three of them are necessary to complete a quest for Johnny, who will reward the player with the Razorback guitar and a Speaker, while the other three are used to complete a quest for Calum (also requires 2 Speakers) in exchange for Power Metal skill and a Missile.

The locations of the Batteries are as follows:

Interestingly, the item technically has a cost specified (2000 gold), and is found next to Microcontroller and RAM Chip in the files, suggesting it was originally intended as a crafting item.

Cat Food

Item Cat Food
"Premium brand cat food for hungry cats."
―Item's in-game description

A red can with cat's face on the side, full of brown cat food. Required to complete a quest for Meow Meow, giving the food to the cat will reward the player with the Meow Meow skill.

Cat Food is found in a chest inside the Old House, and thus can only be accessed once the player finds the Old Key.

Charcoal

Item Charcoal
"You got scammed..."
―Item's in-game description

A stone-like item resembling a black Ruby. It is given to the player by Jim after completing his request, and is necessary in order to fulfill a quest for Jenny, and receive the Sentinel staff.

Crimson Orb

Item Crimson Orb
"A really old and dusty orb."
―Item's in-game description

A bright red orb. Found in the Kitten Kingdom Ruins, there are four orbs which must be placed on special pedestals in order to open the way to the Protector. They can also be used to open another gate at the Volcano Peak. This requires the use of the Warp Zone to accomplish.

Flower

Item Flower
"A pretty flower."
―Item's in-game description

A pink flower with a green stem and a yellow center. Ronald needs five Flowers to pay his respects at the local graveyard; giving him the Flowers he seeks will reward the player with seven Amethysts, seven Rubies, and one Star Powder.

The locations of the Flowers are as follows:

  • The Town's Item/Equip Shops: Reward for completing a quest for Rusty
  • The Town's Graveyard: In one of the chests inside the Old House; requires Old Key
  • Vegetable Forest's Hidden Area: In the first chest on the left; requires 10 Medals
  • Rock Lake, second area: In a chest on a small island, just past the bridge guarded by a Blue Clay
  • Kitten Kingdom Ruins, fourth area: In a chest behind the central switch-activated door

Magic Circle

Item Magic Circle
"A drawing which directs the flow of magical energy."
―Item's in-game description

An odd rune resembling the glyph summoned by the Syphon skill. There are three of them, and all are necessary to complete a quest for Eldoran, who needs them in order to complete a protection spell against Akron. He will reward the player with two Mythril Plates, two Beefs, and five Light Runes.

The locations of the Magic Circles are as follows:

  • Volcano Peak, first area: Reward for completing a quest for Targold
  • Volcano Peak, fifth area: In a chest within the alcove only accessible from the sixth area, right in front of a Skull Ghost
  • Volcano Peak, sixth area: In a chest near the lava river, guarded by a Fire Elemental; only accessible from the first area

Missile

Item Missile
"Woah, looks like it could go off at any moment!"
―Item's in-game description

A large rocket similar to the menu icon of Lance's Airstrike skill. There are three in the game, all required for Sally's quest in the Volcano; giving her Missiles to complete her mining operation rewards players with a Diamond, Bacon, and a Star Powder.

The locations of the Missiles are as follows:

  • The Town's Warp Crystal: Reward for completing a quest for Calum
  • Kitten Kingdom Ruins, seventh area: Reward for completing a quest for Yoko
  • Glacier Valley's Hidden Area: Inside the third chest from the entrance; requires 30 Medals

Old Key

Item Old Key
"The key to an old house."
―Item's in-game description

A key used to open the Old House in the Town.

Found in Glacier Valley, on the same screen Tundra Mammoth is fought.

Silver Shield

EBF4 Command Defend
"A large and solid shield."
―Item's in-game description

A large silver shield similar to the Defend icon in the menu. Five exist in the game, and all are required for Targold's quest in Volcano Peak; giving him five Silver Shields rewards the player with 2 Titaniums, 5 Gold Plates, and a Magic Circle.

All five Silver Shields are found in the Kitten Kingdom Ruins, with their exact locations as follows:

  • Area Four: In a chest behind the rightmost switch-activated door; guarded by an Ancient Monolith
  • Area Four: In a chest behind the central switch-activated door
  • Area Seven: Reward for completing a quest for Simon
  • Area Eight: Reward for completing a quest for Ginger
  • Area Eight: In a chest in the upper-left corner of the screen, guarded by an Ancient Eye

Speaker

Item Speaker
"A huge speaker that blasts noise at 188dB."
―Item's in-game description

A large acoustic speaker, similar to the ones summoned by the Power Metal skill. There are two in the game, both required for Calum's quest in the Town; giving him two Speakers and three Batteries rewards players with the Power Metal skill, Chocolate, and a Missile.

The Speakers' locations are as follows:

  • The Town's Warp Crystal: Reward for completing a quest for Johnny
  • Rock Lake's Hidden Area: Inside the first chest to the right; requires 20 Medals

Star Powder

Item Star Powder
"Magical dust, used in potion chemistry."
―Item's in-game description

A bizarre dust similar to the Star Shower skill icon. There are three Star Powders in the game, all required to complete a quest for Souru; in return for the Star Powder, he will give the player 3 Darkmatters, 3 Dark Runes, and 2 Cakes.

The locations of the Star Powder are as follows:

  • The Town's Graveyard: In a chest inside the Old House; requires Old Key
  • The Town's Graveyard: Reward for completing a quest for Ronald
  • Volcano Peak, third area: Reward for completing a quest for Sally

Stolen Wallet

Item Stolen Wallet
"Better return this to the owner I guess."
―Item's in-game description

A brown bag filled with money. Required to complete a quest for Blondie. It is found on the first screen of Rock Lake, hidden inside a tent.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 Key Items

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The Axe

Item The Axe
Usingaxe
"Allows the party to cut down small trees which block paths."
―Item's in-game description

An item used to cut down small trees blocking the player's way, opening paths to new areas and treasures. Found in a chest behind the boss of Ashwood Forest, Mighty Oak. Some items may be obtained from cutting trees; possible items and their drop rates are as follows:

(Up to all 3 items from one tree.)

The Used Cut medal is awarded for using The Axe for the first time.

Bacon

Item Bacon
"Oh my god, it's bacon!"
―Item's in-game description
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One is needed to complete a quest for Moe and one for Tabby, even though three can be found.

Bacon can be obtained from:

Battery

Item Battery
"Use this to power up machines in the factory."
―Item's in-game description

The Battery is used to power certain mechanisms in the world, mainly inside the Waste Disposal Plant. Three of them are also needed to complete a quest for Rizer, but he will return them immediately. There are five Batteries in the game, and their locations are as follows:

The Power On medal is awarded for using the Battery for the first time.

Blood Orb

Item Blood Orb
"Use this to open doors in the temple ruins."
―Item's in-game description

Used to open doors around the Temple of Godcat. One of them is needed to complete a quest for Tang and all four of them are needed to complete a quest for Yang, both NPCs will return them immediately. The locations of the orbs are as follows:

Blue Scroll

Item Blue Scroll
"It just says:
"Up, Left, Up, Right, Right..."
"
―Item's in-game description

A mysterious scroll sealed with blue ribbon. It is used to unlock the Lost Ruins in Lankyroot Jungle (simply knowing the way is not enough — the item must be in your inventory), as well as to complete a quest for Hilde (the scroll will be immediately returned).

It is obtained as a reward from Saito's quest in Goldenbrick Resort, ending a quest chain.

The Lost Ruins medal is awarded for entering Lost Ruins.

The Candle

Item The Candle
"Allows the party to light torches and see better in the dark."
―Item's in-game description

A small candle that apparently never burns out. Crafted by Paul Waxman, it is obtained by solving a block puzzle in the Crystal Caverns, one screen below the path-blocking door. It is used to light torches around the world, brightening up dark areas and revealing new secrets.

The Used Flash medal is awarded for using The Candle for the first time.

Cat Food

Item Cat Food
"Even dogs like it."
―Item's in-game description
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Three are needed to complete a quest for Adriana.

Cat Food can be obtained from:

Chocolate Cornet

Item Chocolate Cornet
"Not sure which end you eat first..."
―Item's in-game description
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One is needed to complete a quest for Moe and one for Stephenie.

Chocolate Cornet can be obtained from:

Dino Fossil

Item Dino Fossil
"Take it to the lab and watch it not do anything."
―Item's in-game description
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All five are needed to complete a quest for Charles.

All Dino Fossil can be obtained in the Crystal Caverns, specifically from:

The Hammer

Item The Hammer
"Allows the party to smash boulders which block paths."
―Item's in-game description
Usinghammer

An item used to break boulders blocking the player's way, opening paths to new areas and treasures. Is obtained from a chest behind the boss of Waste Disposal Plant, Praetorian. Some items may be obtained from breaking boulders; possible items and their drop rates are as follows:

(Up to 3 items from one boulder, in this order. Items attempted to drop after the cap is reached will be discarded.)

The Used Rock Smash medal is awarded for using the item for the first time.

Holy Water

Item Holy Water
"Probably the biggest scam before bottled water."
―Item's in-game description
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One is needed to complete a quest for Lemsip, one for Ricky and one for Helen.

Holy Water can be obtained from:

Keys (Copper, Silver, Gold, Coral)

Various keys used to open corresponding blocks around the world. For more information, see: Keys.

The Keys Unlock Stuff medal is awarded for using a key for the first time.

Leafy Boots

Item Leafy Boots
"Allows the party to walk on lily pads."
―Item's in-game description

Boots that allow the player to walk on paths made of lilypads. Found in a chest on a dock near the southwest edge of Lankyroot Jungle's river, two screens below this area's Slime Cat, guarded by a battle that appears as a Big Muddy Bush.

Old Boots

Item Old Boots
"Allows the party to go outside."
―Item's in-game description

A pair of brown boots with gold buckles. Although they are in the player's inventory from the beginning of the game (and another pair can be picked in the dark cave of Battle Mountain), they have no actual effect. However, one pair is needed to begin a chain of quests (from Jan) in Goldenbrick Resort that will end with the player receiving the Blue Scroll.

Panties

Item Panties
"It won't hurt to carry around a spare pair."
―Item's in-game description

Three can be stolen from drawers in various shops. All three are required to complete a quest for Bill. Their locations are as follows:

The Panty Thief medal is awarded for obtaining your first Panties.

Red Scroll

Item Red Scroll
"It's written in some ancient language. Better give this to someone who knows more about it."
―Item's in-game description

A scroll tied with red ribbon. There are nine of them lying around the Temple of Godcat, and all are needed for quests: Baba wants four Red Scrolls, while Nick wants five. Their locations are as follows:

The Shovel

Item The Shovel
"This item doesn't actually do anything. But maybe someday...?"
―Item's in-game description

It is obtained as a quest reward by talking to Jan with the Old Boots. Its only use is to complete a quest for Clegg, receiving Spiked Boots.

Speckled Egg

Item Speckled Egg
"Kidnapped from its family. How sad."
―Item's in-game description
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Seven of them exist. One is needed to complete a quest for Moe, three for Tabby and three for Stephenie.

All Speckled Eggs are obtained in Lankyroot Jungle, specifically from:

Spiked Boots

Item Spiked Boots
"These were going to do something at one point, but now they do nothing."
―Item's in-game description

It is obtained as a quest reward by talking to Clegg in Goldenbrick Resort with The Shovel. Its only use is to complete a quest for Saito, receiving the Blue Scroll.

The Stepladder

Item The Stepladder
"Allows the party to fix some gaps in broken bridges."
―Item's in-game description

A small ladder used to bridge gaps. Found in a chest on the right docks of Goldenbrick Resort.

Strangely, the Stepladder remains over the gaps it bridges, yet the party never runs out of new ladders to use. This is likely a small conceit for the player's benefit, to make crossing easier by not forcing them to constantly reuse the Ladder on the same gaps.

The Used... Ladder? medal is awarded for using the item for the first time.

Thermal Boots

Item Thermal Boots
"Allows the party to walk on magma. It still hurts though."
―Item's in-game description

Boots that allow the player to walk on paths made of magma, though it causes the party to be slightly damaged with each step on the magma. Is obtained from a chest in the Lava Cave at Lankyroot Jungle, guarded by the south battle that appears as a Blood Bat.

Damage taken is affected by Fire resistance. Players with over 100% resistance will be healed instead.

The Lava Burns medal is awarded for using Thermal Boots for the first time.

Winged Boots

Item Winged Boots
"Allows the party to walk through the air on clouds."
―Item's in-game description

Boots that allow the player to walk on clouds. Is obtained from an unguarded chest at the Sky Bridge in the Temple of Godcat, one screen before the final boss.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5 Key Items

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The Axe

"Allows the party to cut down some small trees which block paths."
―Item's in-game description

The Axe is used to destroy trees. It is found at Anna's house.

Big Battery

"Big enough to power an electric car or killer drone."
―Item's in-game description

These are used as quest items for Weeb. They are obtained by defeating Metal Idols in the same screen.

The Big Hammer

"Allows the party to smash huge red crystals which block paths."
―Item's in-game description

The Big Hammer is found in the Rapture and is used to destroy red crystals.

Bottled Milk

"Straight from a... goat?"
―Item's in-game description

The Candle

"Allows the party to light up torches and to see better in the dark."
―Item's in-game description

The Candle is used to light altars. It is found somewhere in The Rapture.

Copper Key

"Use this to remove a single Copper Block from Anna's house."
―Item's in-game description

There are 4 of them.

Coral Key

"Use this to remove a single Coral Block from the Rainbow Islands."
―Item's in-game description

Diamond Key

"Use this to remove a single Diamond Block from the Forgotten Temple."
―Item's in-game description

There are 4 of them.

Earth Orb

"Contains the sturdy essence of rocks as ancient and wise as the earth itself."
―Item's in-game description

This is used to unlock The Beyond. It is obtained by defeating the 2-headed Zombie Hydra.

Earthenware

"A strange clay statue. It looks mighty old and may be valuable."
―Item's in-game description

Earthenwares are small clay sculptures used as quest items for Molly, who will give you the Encore skill. There are five of them found across the Wild Tropics.

Emerald of Life

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."
―Item's in-game description

Empty Bottle

"It used to contain something interesting, but its role in this story is now over."
―Item's in-game description

These are used as quest items for Kirsan. They are obtained through other quests.

Evil Essence

"A bottle full of badness, the opposite of goodness."
―Item's in-game description

The Fishing Rod

"Allows the party to - oh, it's just a quest item. It was originally going to do something though."
―Item's in-game description

The fishing rod is found in Jerry's house and used as a quest for Jerry.

Gold Key

"Use this to remove a single Gold Block from the Grand Gallery."
―Item's in-game description

There are 6 of them.

Golden Ticket

"These can be redeemed for free gear from the Warrior's Guild. You're not a member though."
―Item's in-game description

The Golden Tickets are used as quest items for Sparky. Despite Sparky needing 10 golden tickets, there are at least 12 golden tickets.

Green Keycard

"Don't question why some monsters carry these. They're just for a quest."
―Item's in-game description

The Green Keycards are used as quest items. They are obtained by defeating Obsidian Boulders in the same screen.

The Hammer

"Allows the party to smash cracked boulders which block paths."
―Item's in-game description

The hammer is found in a treasure chest in the Iron Fortress once Natalie is freed. It is used to break brown crystal-shaped boulders.

Holy Water

"It's just a bottle of water, right? What's holy about it?"
―Item's in-game description

Fire Orb

"Contains the burning essence of an erupting volcano, tearing the land apart."
―Item's in-game description

This is used to unlock The Beyond. It is obtained by defeating the 3-headed Blaze Hydra.

Flute

"This was apparently stolen. But what does it do?"
―Item's in-game description

The Flute is used as a quest item for Finn. It is found on one of the shores of Redpine Town with a monolith.

Lava Sample

"There's lakes of lava around, but this sample is apparently special."
―Item's in-game description

Leafy Boots

"Allows the party to walk on lily pads in water."
―Item's in-game description

Magnetic Boots

"Allows the party to stop moving on metal plates after stepping onto a booster tile."
―Item's in-game description

The Magnetic Boots allow you to stop when hitting magnetic terrain. They're found in the Iron Fortress and can be used to get treasure chests.

Meow Magazine

"Let's save this for later. Maybe we'll get some quiet time alone to "read" it."
―Item's in-game description

The Meow Magazine(s) are used as quest item(s) for a bored NPC in Redpine Town.

Music CD

"Some people still write their music onto these weird discs for safekeeping."
―Item's in-game description

The Music CDs are used as quest items for Xavi. There are six of them.It is primarily found in people's houses.

Nether Map

"Is this a treasure map? Doesn't look like it shows anywhere on this planet."
―Item's in-game description

Newspaper

"Huge Meteorite Strikes the Southern Continent and Worldwide Chaos Ensues!"
―Item's in-game description

The newspaper is found in Matt's house. It is useless and its description reads: "Huge Meteor Strikes Southern Continent Causing Chaos!"

Ocarina

"Plays tunes that manipulate time. The team doesn't have any musical talent though."
―Item's in-game description

The Ocarina is used as a quest item for Lenk. It is found on a secret entrance to a Mystic Woods tree.

Old Boots

"Allows the party to grip the ground firmly while pushing blocks around."
―Item's in-game description

The Old Boots allow you to walk around. It is also given at the start of the game.

Panties

"It's always good to carry a spare pair around, especially on a long adventure."
―Item's in-game description

Panties are used as quest items for Gina. There are three of them.

Popcorn

"A single piece of popcorn. You'll need a lot of these to make a meal."
―Item's in-game description

The Popcorns are used as quest items for King and are found in the Frozen Valley. Despite King needing 8 pieces of popcorn, there are 9.

The Raft

"Allows the party to sail the wild waters to new lands. They're free from the landlubber life now!"
―Item's in-game description

The Raft is obtained from a treasure chest when you defeat Laurelin. It is used to travel across water, but can only travel from & to ports.

Rubber Boots

"Allows the party to walk on acidic tiles. But there aren't any of those in the game at the moment."
―Item's in-game description

They are received as a quest reward along side the Black Hole skill for delivering the Snail Mail to the Iron Fortress.

Their effect can be seen in the map demo.

Ruby of Death

"Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all."
―Item's in-game description

Sapphire of Dreams

"Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity."
―Item's in-game description

Scouter

"Allows the party to use the Scan ability during battle, showing the power level of enemies."
―Item's in-game description

The Scouter allows the party to use the "Scan Foes" tactic, which serves as a replacement for the Scanbot. It is given at the start of the game.

The Shovel

"Allows the party to destroy dangerous dirt-balls and snow-balls."
―Item's in-game description

The Shovel is used to destroy dirt boulders and snow piles. It is found at the Farmer's Market.

Snail Mail

"There's some urgent news in here, apparently not worthy of a phone call."
―Item's in-game description

The Snail Mail is used as a quest item for someone in the Iron Fortress. It is obtained from completing Sam's quest in Lava Lake.

Spiked Boots

"Allows the party to walk on ice without sliding. But they might not work in some dungeons..."
―Item's in-game description

The Spiked Boots are found in the Frozen Valley and they allow you to not slide on ice. However, some dungeons require you to give up the Spiked Boots.

Star Ball

"A mysterious orange ball that fell from the sky. If all of these are collected, something may happen."
―Item's in-game description

These are used as quest items for Roku. There are 7 of them, and they're obtained through other quests.

The Stepladder

"Allows the party to fix some gaps in broken bridges, and reach new areas."
―Item's in-game description

Stick

"If you collect enough of these you can start a fire and cook some chow."
―Item's in-game description

The Sticks are used by Jorma to build a bridge. There are six of them found around the Iron Fortress.

Stone Head

"A carving of Poseidon, the guardian of the sea. Six of these exist."
―Item's in-game description

Poseidon Skulls are used to open a gate. There are six of them, and you can find them along the Rainbow River.

Sunglasses

"Gives resistance to being blinded by the sun."
―Item's in-game description

Thermal Boots

"Allows the party to walk on magma. They'll still take some fire damage though..."
―Item's in-game description

The Thermal Boots allow you to walk across lava. As in EBF4, that deals Fire damage to the party.

Topaz Key

"Use this to remove a single Topaz Block from Redpine Town."
―Item's in-game description

Water Orb

"Contains the mysterious essence of the deepest, most unexplored waters on the planet."
―Item's in-game description

This is used to unlock The Beyond. It is obtained by defeating Poseidon, and taking it from the altar one screen to the right.

Wind Orb

"Contains the forceful essence of a hurricane, the power of an atmosphere in motion."
―Item's in-game description

This is used to unlock The Beyond. It is obtained by going through the teleporter room in The Rapture.

Winged Boots

"Allows the party to walk through the air on small clouds."
―Item's in-game description

The Winged Boots allow you to step on cloudy terrain. They are obtained by going to the Forgotten Temple altar and placing flowers on all squares except the middle and bottom middle square.

Wooden Key

"Use this to remove a single Wooden Block from the Mystic Woods."
―Item's in-game description

There are 8 of them.

Wooden Plank

"Looks like someone might need these to build a house."
―Item's in-game description

Wooden Planks are used by Randy to build his house. You can obtain them by killing Green Bushes in the same screen as Randy.

World Map

"Allows you to take notes of places you've been, and of points of interest. Viewable in the map menu."
―Item's in-game description

It is given at the start of the game.

Trivia

  • Chocolate Cornet's description ("Not sure which end you eat first...") refers to the first episode of the Lucky Star anime, which touches on which side of the cornet you are supposed to eat first.