• Memory Capsules

    Table of Contents:

    [Story Mode]
    -- Chapter 1
    -- Chapter 2
    -- Chapter 3
    -- Chapter 4
    -- Chapter 5
    -- Chapter 6
    -- Chapter 7
    -- Chapter 8.1
    -- Chapter 8.2
    -- Chapter 9
    -- Chapter 10
    -- Chapter 11
    -- Chapter 12.1
    [Extra Missions]

    Story Mode

    Each of the 82 capsules found in the main story mode will unlock a cinematic cut-scene from the game's storyline when shot and destroyed. Once the game is completed, you can watch these events again by selecting "Event Viewer" from the Extra Features menu. Here's a complete list of where each Memory Capsule is located, as well as what scenes each one unlocks.


    Chapter 1 - Sea of Flames

    1. Map: Kalm 1
      Event: "Three Years Later..."
      The first one is located in the centre of the area, on the roof of a house with white-stone chimneys. Shoot at this one from the northern wall, facing south.
    2. Map: Kalm 2, South
      Events: "Rosso in Edge" and "Conversation in the Shadowfox"
      This capsule is in the street just after where a Dragonfly ship open-fires on four Kalm residents. It is in the second-floor window of the second-last house on the left before the street turns northeast.
    3. Map: Kalm 2, North
      Events: "What's Going On...?" and "Now Where am I Supposed to Meet Reeve...?"
      Get this one after saving the abducted girl. It is sticking out of the fountain, visible from the northeast side.
    4. Map: Kalm 2, North
      Events: "Rio" and "Dance of the Dragonfly"
      After receiving the mission objective to locate four cardkeys, turn around and look south. The capsule is atop some wooden scaffolding.
    5. Map: Kalm 2, North
      Events: "DGS Raid" and "Dragonfly Destroyed?"
      This one is indoors, hidden amongst some crates at the base of the stairs. Stand on the nearby Mako Point and crouch down to get it.
    6. Map: Kalm 3, West
      Events: "A Cait in Reeve's Clothing" and "Return of the Dragonfly"
      After speaking with the first WRO member and obtaining the Griffon, look for a capsule atop a platform to the northeast.
    7. Map: Kalm 3, East
      Events: "Enter Shelke" and "Remodelling"
      This capsule is in a burning alley leading north, near two electromagnetic barricades.
    8. Map: Kalm 3, East
      Events: "Death of the Dragonfly" and "More to Come"
      After rescuing two WRO members from a handful of snipers, jump onto a ledge to your right where a Mako Point is. Grab the briefcase and look up to the west. The capsule is nestled between the roofs of two houses.

    Chapter 2 - Showdown in the Wastes

    1. Map: Wasteland 2
      Events: "Weiss' Invocation" and "Guard Hounds!"
      This capsule is at the base of the waterfall; it can be found by looking over the ruined bridge.
    2. Map: Wasteland 2
      Events: "Vincent on the Roof" and "Dukes of Midgar"
      You'll find this one across a chasm just northeast of the Shadowfox.
    3. Map: Wasteland 2
      Events: "More Than I Can Say for the Engine..." and "Release the Hounds"
      Cross around to the front of the Shadowfox and look underneath to find this capsule.

    Chapter 3 - Silent Edge

    1. Map: Edge 3
      Events: "Pegasus Riders Gone Tomorrow" and "A Little More Amusing Than Last Time"
      While protecting the boy on the upper perimeter walkway, look for a capsule atop a distant building to the east, past a visible Mako Point.
    2. Map: Edge 3
      Events: "Leader of the Pack" and "Pegasus Riders Here Today"
      This one is in the centre of the plaza, on top of the large structure. Look for this one immediately after getting #12.
    3. Map: Edge 3
      Events: "Vincent and Shalua--Face to Face" and "One Last Breath"
      After climbing a ladder and fighting off a couple of Beast Soldiers, look for another capsule to the north, on a distant ledge.
    4. Map: Edge 4, North
      Events: "Survivor" and "A Boy's Plea"
      Move underneath the fire escape where a DG Sniper was located and look for this capsule, high in the corner of a building to the northwest.
    5. Map: Edge 4, North
      Events: "DG Sniper" and "Cry of the Heavy Armored Soldier"
      At then end of the road leading south, you'll find this one past a chain-link fence to the east.
    6. Map: Edge 4, South
      Events: "Fall of the Heavy Armored Soldier" and "Rosso Versus Chaos"
      After shooting a DG Sniper beyond a chain-link fence to the southeast, look for this one slightly to the left of where the DG Sniper was standing.
    7. Map: Edge 4, South
      Events: "Friend or Foe?" and "Lucrecia's Grotto"
      Open the warehouse door and take one pace inside. Look up in the rafters to the right, and shoot this one down before taking on the boss.

    Chapter 4 - Headquarters Under Siege

    1. Map: WRO HQ, 1F
      Events: "Nightmare" and "Welcome to the WRO"
      Stand by the lift in the lobby, and snipe the capsule on the ceiling windows to the south.
    2. Map: WRO HQ, Basement
      Events: "Azul and Shelke" and "Assault on Headquarters"
      You'll find this one in the northwest corner of the basement, next to a group of pipes.
    3. Map: WRO HQ, Basement
      Events: "A Request for Assistance" and "Shalua's Moves"
      After saving the last two WRO members, look up to the southwest of their position, to find this one on top of a ceiling pipe.
    4. Map: WRO HQ, Basement
      Events: "Take That!" and "Azul's Grin"
      After locating the final Mako Point, look for this one on a pipe on the north wall.

    Chapter 5 - Manor of Despair

    1. Map: Nibelheim Sewers 1
      Events: "Ten Year Reunion" and "Sweet Dreams, Shelke"
      As soon as the level starts, crouch down and shoot the capsule in the grate behind you.
    2. Map: Nibelheim Sewers 2
      Events: "Azul Returns" and "Azul Defeated...?"
      While standing on the Mako Point near the ladder, look for this one between two ceiling pipes to the north.
    3. Map: Nibelheim Sewers 3
      Events: "Separate Paths" and "Sahagin Sewers"
      After defeating four ambushing Sahagins, stand in the middle of the area and look up to find the capsule.
    4. Map: Nibelheim Sewers 4
      Events: "Memories of Lucrecia" and "Cait Falling"
      Crawl under the steel door near the elevator, and shoot the capsule on the ledge to your right.
    5. Map: Shinra Manor Basement 1
      Events: "Solid Cait" and "The Same Container I Saw in Kalm!"
      After defeating three DG Soldiers in the room to the east of the library, look for a capsule underneath a fallen bookcase.
    6. Map: Shinra Manor Basement 1
      Events: "My Brother...Omega..." and "The Chronicles of Yore"
      This one is in the ceiling ventilation near where a DG Soldier was on top of some bookshelves.
    7. Map: Shinra Manor, 2F
      Events: "Rosso Returns" and "Black Widow"
      After climbing the circular staircase out of the basement, jump on the table near the window and shoot the capsule on the ground outside.
    8. Map: Shinra Manor, 1F
      Events: "The Beginning of the End" and "The Jenova Project"
      From the Manor's main entryway, look for a capsule on the ceiling's broken skylight.

    Chapter 6 - Deepground Strikes Back

    1. Map: Mountain Pass
      Events: "That is My Sin" and "Transformation Into the Beast"
      This one is in the stream to the west of the Shadowfox
    2. Map: Mountain Pass
      Events: "I'm So Sorry" and "The One and Only Yuffie Kisuragi"
      Wade across a small pond to where 3 Epiolnes were standing, and look for a capsule on a rock ledge on the inside of the bend.
    3. Map: Mountain Pass
      Events: "Sisterly Love" and "Shadowfox Grounded"
      Stand near the ladder overlooking a Deepground encampment, and look for the capsule atop a large rock spire to the south.
    4. Map: Mountain Pass
      Events: "Picnic" and "Shelke's Proposition"
      After shooting down the choppers attacking the WRO HQ, stand near the rusty barrels near the gun turret, beside the bridge. This capsule is near the base of the bridge in the distance. You'll need to aim through the trees to find this one.
    5. Map: WRO Causeway
      Events: "Incoming Transmission" and "Web of the Black Widow II"
      Stand near the truck on the southern part of the bridge and look for a capsule on top of the western bridge tower.
    6. Map: WRO Causeway
      Events: "Black Widow II Destroyed" and "Goodbye, Shalua"
      After assisting 3 more WRO members, look for another capsule in a similar position on the eastern bridge tower.
    7. Map: WRO Causeway
      Events: "The End of the WRO?" and "Whose Fault?"
      On the northern part of the bridge, run to the east and look back south. The capsule is on a ledge across the river.
    8. Map: WRO HQ Entrance
      Events: "Hey!!! Over Here!!!" and "Cid's Fleet"
      This one is on top of one of the waterfalls to the west, about 2/3 of the way up.
    9. Map: WRO HQ Entrance
      Events: "Vincent! Long Time!" and "Eggs for Breakfast"
      This one is on top of the HQ building to the north, near the searchlight on the rightmost corner.
    10. Map: WRO HQ Ruins
      Events: "A More Detailed Briefing" and "You Just Remind Me of Your Sister"
      Stand where a Heavy Armoured Soldier B was, and look for the capsule on top of one of the destroyed walkway supports.

    Chapter 7 - The Shera

    There are no Memory Capsules in this chapter.


    Chapter 8.1 - Midgar Assault

    1. Map: Train Graveyard 1
      Events: "And the Meeting Begins" and "Cloud and Company"
      This capsule is on the ground to the west of a lone WRO member.
    2. Map: Train Graveyard 2
      Events: "Synaptic Net Dive...Start" and "The Cosmos"
      After dispatching a wave of Red Saucers, walk up to the barricade and look to your left to find a capsule in a gap between the building and a pile of containers.
    3. Map: Train Graveyard 2
      Events: "Why, Those Conniving...!" and "Something for Someone You Care About"
      After exiting an office with a vending machine, shoot down a DG Sniper atop a building to your right and look for a capsule on the corner of said building.
    4. Map: Train Graveyard 2
      Events: "Just Like Old Times" and "They Attacked Wutai as Well"
      Before climbing into a passenger car, crouch down on the left side of it and shoot the capsule underneath it.
    5. Map: Train Graveyard 3
      Events: "Number Five is Alive!" and "Chaos Out of Control"
      After rescuing two more WRO members, stand where they were and look underneath a train car resting on top of a few barrels for another capsule.
    6. Map: Train Graveyard 3
      Events: "OK Dogs!" and "Tsviets in Waiting"
      This one is on top of a building on the north end of the yard.
    7. Map: Train Graveyard 3
      Events: "Yuffie and the Boys" and "A Present from Shelke"
      From the east wall of the yard, snipe a capsule on the southern edge of the water tower.
    8. Map: Train Graveyard 3
      Events: "Attack on Midgar" and "A Few Klicks Off Target"
      Before exiting the garage, look for a capsule on a catwalk to the south.
    9. Map: Train Graveyard 4
      Events: "WRO Squad Rendezvous" and "Just Don't Get in My Way"
      After defeating the Deepground Commander and his battalion, look for a capsule under a burning train car.

    Chapter 8.2 - Fight for the Central Complex

    1. Map: Train Graveyard 5
      Events: "Born in the Slums" and "WRO Commander"
      As soon as the level begins, turn around and shoot the capsule in the rafters to the south.
    2. Map: Train Graveyard 5
      Events: "A Lone Survivor" and "Fire From the Sky"
      Take a pace into the office doorway and crouch down to get the capsule between the wall and a train car.
    3. Map: Midgar Central Tower 2
      Events: "Shrikes Down" and "Final Confrontation with Rosso"
      Stand along the back wall of the generator room and look up to find the capsule on the balcony in the southwest corner of the room.
    4. Map: Midgar Central Tower 4
      Events: "Why They Call Me the Crimson" and "Rosso in the Moonlight"
      Ride the elevator up and face away from the controls. The capsule is on the third light inside the elevator shaft. You may need more than one attempt to get this one.
    5. Map: Midgar Central Tower, Top Floor
      Events: "Visions of Lucrecia" and "Nero Versus Shelke"
      Enter the boss area, but before you approach Rosso, walk to the right and snipe the capsule in the rafters in the southwest corner.

    Chapter 9 - An Empire in Ruins

    1. Map: Shinra Building Ruins 1
      Events: "Widows in Waiting" and "Black Widow TW Offline"
      This capsule is just inside the windows on the left side of the building.
    2. Map: Shinra Building Ruins 2
      Events: "Call for Vincent Valentine" and "Waiting at the Bottom"
      From the third floor of the building, snipe a Capsule on a balcony to the southeast.
    3. Map: Shinra Building Ruins 6
      Events: "The True Azul" and "More a Beast than I"
      In between killing Bizarre Bugs, you'll find some machinery protected by a chain-link fence. There is a capsule sitting on the floor to the right.
    4. Map: Shinra Facilities, Data Vault
      Events: "Lucrecia and Chaos" and "The Door Opens"
      After dealing with some Shrikes on a bridge, look for a capsule on a bridge to the north.
    5. Map: Shinra Facilities, Research Area
      Events: "Mako Reactor from Afar" and "DG Elite"
      Face northwest while on the second elevator filled with surveillance mines. The capsule is on the floor below another with DG Soldiers.

    Chapter 10 - Shinra's Dark Secret

    1. Map: Deepground Outer Wall 1
      Events: "The Call of Darkness" and "Shelke in the Night"
      After the start of the level, walk forward and look for a capsule on a beam in the distance to your left.
    2. Map: Deepground Outer Wall 1
      Events: "Grimoire and Lucrecia" and "Lucrecia's Failure"
      Before the final drop, snipe the capsule on a taller structure off to the northeast.
    3. Map: Deepground Outer Wall, Interior 1
      Events: "Rest in Peace, Doctor" and "Young Sisters"
      Shoot two DG Sergeants at the bottom of the stairs and look for a capsule on the floor off in the distance to your left.
    4. Map: Deepground Outer Wall 2
      Events: "Forgotten Tears" and "Nero the Sable"
      This one is below the right-hand side of the exit when facing south. You'll need to aim low between the railings to get this one.
    5. Map: Deepground Outer Wall, Interior 4
      Events: "Indestructible" and "Into the Oblivion"
      This is the floor where soldiers are hiding inside crates. The capsule is underneath a rusty pipe in the northeast corner of the room.
    6. Map: Deepground Outer Wall, Interior 5
      Events: "Yuffie Returns" and "Shelke in the Laboratory"
      Stop in place when guns fire from the ceiling. Once they've stopped, look up to the right to find another capsule on the ceiling.
    7. Map: Deepground (following the Monorail Mission)
      Events: "Why Didn't You Tell Me!?" and "Shelke Slumbers"
      As soon as you step off the train car, walk back along the track and look underneath the track for a capsule.
    8. Map: Deepground Ruins 1, East
      Events: "The Dragonfly Rises" and "The Dragonfly Falls"
      Walk west from the starting point and snipe a capsule on a distant rooftop.
    9. Map: Deepground Ruins 1, East
      Events: "Back Together Again" and "Weiss' Pulse"
      Then walk back to the east and stop before turning to the north. This one is on top of a house close to your position.
    10. Map: Deepground Ruins 1, East
      Events: "Enter Arachnero" and "Battle in the Dark"
      Continue to the north and stop before hitting some stairs. Look to the west and shoot a capsule on top of the furthest rooftop.
    11. Map: Deepground Ruins 1, West
      Events: "A Fate Decided" and "Weiss Reborn"
      From the bridge overtop a pit of Beast Soldiers, look for a capsule on a rooftop to the northeast.
    12. Map: Deepground Ruins 1, West
      Events: "Overpowered" and "Take Control"
      Walk to the west and take out a couple of Heavy Armored Soldier B's. The capsule is in a narrow gap to your right.
    13. Map: Deepground Ruins 1, West
      Events: "Chaos Awakens" and "Weiss' Last Breath"
      As you climb over some debris in the water, you'll notice a capsule in the large gate to the south.
    14. Map: Deepground Ruins 1, West
      Events: "We Did It!" and "Omega Takes Form"
      Before grabbing the suitcase on another bridge, look to your left and you'll see a capsule sticking out of the river.
    15. Map: Deepground Ruins 2, Center
      Events: "Commencing Final SND" and "Take This..."
      After clearing out the courtyard, run to the ledge to the north. The Capsule is under a bridge to the northwest.

    Chapter 11 - Beginnings

    1. Map: Mako Reactor Zero 1
      Events: "Lucrecia's Descent" and "Battle Over Midgar"
      After defeating a Gargoyle, run up to the railing from whence it appeared and look for a capsule on a ring inside the reactor.
    2. Map: Mako Reactor Zero 3
      Events: "Sorry About the Wait" and "Invasion"
      Climb down the ladder from the raised platform, and when you've descended the stairs look for a capsule on the floor below to the south.
    3. Map: Mako Reactor Zero 6
      Events: "Through the Membrane and Beyond" and "Almost There"
      After clearing out the room where a DG Soldier pushed a gun turret into place, shoot the capsule behind a screen in the centre of the room.
    4. Map: Mako Reactor Zero 7
      Events: "Free At Last" and "To the Final Stage"
      After killing a group of Bizarre Bugs, look for a capsule through the ceiling.
    5. Map: Mako Reactor Zero 7
      Events: "First Encounter - Crystal Feelers" and "Second Encounter - Omega Cocoon"
      Ride up the platform and shoot the capsule in the ventilation platform to the south.
    6. Map: Mako Reactor Zero 7
      Events: "Third Encounter - Omega Weiss" and "The Death of Omega Weiss"
      In the next room, look above the briefcases to find another capsule.

    Chapter 12.1 - Omega and Chaos

    1. Map: Above Midgar 1
      Event: "A Finale Chaotic"
      When you've dropped into a tunnel, snipe a capsule in the northern section behind you.
    2. Map: Above Midgar 1
      Event: "G"
      You can only get this one once you have completed the game, and have obtained all three G report files. Right before you drop into the tunnel, look off to the southeast and you'll see a capsule floating next to a diamond-shaped rock.

    Extra Missions

    There are also Memory Capsules to be found in nearly all of the 46 Extra Missions. Each of these unlock various bonus features of the game, such as soundtracks, artwork and game trailers. However, not all of them can be shot at; some require the use of Materia, others require Melee attacks, and others still require destruction of a different nature. Here's a brief rundown of the locations of all the Extra Memory Capsules, as well as what each one unlocks.

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