A quick and easy guide on everything you need to know about Materia and the locations to find them in FF7 Rebirth

Materia is a timeless classic of Final Fantasy 7 (FF7). In fact, tinkering with Materia settings is what makes FF7 all the more fun. And Square Enix has kept its roots in regards to how Materia works in the latest FF7 entries, much to the fans' delight. In this guide is everything you need to know about Materia in FF7 Rebirth, how they work and the locations to find them.

What is Materia and how does it work in FF7 Rebirth?

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Materia works the same way in both FF7 Remake and Rebirth with the original game. You need to equip it inside your weapon or armor. Open your menu and select "Materia & Equipment." From there you can choose a character to manually set their Materia by pressing triangle, or click the touch pad to set Materia for all characters directly.

There are various types of Materia with different level caps, which requires AP (ability points) to level up. Materia with higher level caps need a lot more AP. Check out our FF7 Rebirth AP farming guide for a way to upgrade your Materia to the max level as fast as possible.

Types of Materia in FF7 Rebirth

There are five types of Materia available in FF7 Rebirth, each with its own distinct function. The Materia are as follows:

Materia
Type
Description
Magic Materia FF7 RebirthMagic MateriaGreen-colored Materia that allows the use of offensive, defensive and supporting spells
Complete Materia FF7 RebirthComplete MateriaPurple-colored Materia provides passive stat enhancements and skills to boost your combat effectiveness
Command Materia FF7 RebirthCommand MateriaYellow-colored Materia that allows the use of unique abilities
Support Materia FF7 RebirthMagic MateriaBlue-colored Materia that links with other Materia to provide bonuses, mainly with Magic and Command Materia
Summon Materia FF7 RebirthSummon MateriaRed-colored Materia that allows you to summon powerful celestial beings to help you in combat

Location of all Materia in FF7 Rebirth

Below we have listed down the locations of all Materia that you can acquire in FF7 Rebirth. You can get most of them through completing Chadley's Combat Simulator challenges or from exploring the world and continuing the main story. Otherwise, many are purchasable from NPCs as well.

For the purpose of this guide, we will cover all types of Materia except for Summon Materia, which are mostly obtainable through completing Chadley's Summon Intel missions.

Magic Materia

Materia
Locations
FireCloud's Starting Materia

Complete Chadley's tutorial Combat Training: Cloud

Complete Chadley's Corel Region Intel: Lvl. 2

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 2
IceTifa's starting Materia

Complete Chadley's tutorial Combat Training: Tifa

Complete Chadley's Grasslands Region Intel: Lvl. 2

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 2
WindAerith's starting Materia

By the end of a broken bridge in Nibleheim

Complete Chadley's tutorial Combat Training: Aerith

Complete Chadley's Corel Region Intel: Level 1

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 2
LightningBarret's starting Materia

Second floor of the Under Junon Inn

Beyond the Grasslands entrance to Mythril Mine

Complete Chadley's Junon Region Intel: Level 1

Complete Chadley's tutorial Combat Training: Barret

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 2
Fire and IcePurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Grasslands
Lightning and WindPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Junon
HealingCloud's Starting Materia

Obtained upon starting Chapter 8

Complete Chadley's Grasslands Region Intel: Level 1

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 2
RevivalNear the ledge upon entering North Corel

Complete Chadley's Nibel Region Intel: Level 2

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 9
ReraisePurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Meridian Ocean
DisempowermentPurchasable from stores starting chapter 9
EnervationYuffie's starting Materia

At the foot of Mt. Corel

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 9
PoisonRed XIII's starting Materia

At upper level of Bandit's Bluffs, The Dustbowl, Corel

Complete Chadley's Gongaga Region Intel: Level 1

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 6
BarrierLocated in Shinra's Manor Research Facility - Section N

Complete Chadley's Cosmo Canyon Region Intel: Level 1

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 6
CleansingComplete “Where the Wind Blows” sidequest in Grasslands

Complete Chadley's Junon Region Intel: Level 2

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 6
PetrifyPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Gongaga
Poison and PetrifyPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Cosmo Canyon
GravityPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Corel
BindingGet rank A piano minigame - Aerith's Theme
TimeGet Rank 3 in Pirate's Rampage - Brigantine Stage, Costa Del Sol

Complete Chadley's Nibel Region Intel: Level 1
SubversionRight Hall of Life rest stop, Temple of the Ancients, chapter 13

By the Gongaga Reactor rest stop before Specimen H1024 boss fight

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 9
FortificationIn Cave of the Gi room of Four Altars in Cosmo Canyon

Outside the balcony in the Royal Lounge, Upper Junon, chapter 5

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 6
EmpowermentThird floor of Coal Mines tower, Corel, chapter 7

Cait Sith's starting Materia

Purchasable from stores starting chapter 6
CometPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Nibel

Complete Materia

Materia
Locations
Precision Defense FocusBy the pipes near Desolate Worksite in Junon

Red XIII's starting Materia

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 2
HP UpNext to a boat in Under Junon

Barret and Yuffie's starting Materia

Complete Chadley's Combat Training: Beginner’s Hall

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 6
MP UpAt the foot of Mt. Corel

Toward the end of Mythril Mine

Complete Chadley's tutorial Combat Training: Red XIII

Complete Chadley's Cosmo Canyon Region Intel: Lvl. 2

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 9
First StrikeComplete Chadley's Grasslands Battle Intel: Horror on the Range

Complete Chadley's Cosmo Battle Intel: Flower of Destruction
Item MasterAt the dock in Grasslands Port

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 4
Spirit UpComplete Chadley's Junon Battle Intel: White Squall

Complete Chadley's Gongaga Battle Intel: Lethal Combo
Steadfast BlockGet rank A piano minigame - Cinco De Chocobo

By the Speed Square sign in Gold Saucer

Complete Chadley's Combat Training: Synergy

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 6
Luck UpCait Sith's starting Materia

Talk to Ghost in Ghost Square's Hotel

Complete Chadley's Combat Training: Yuffie

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 4
Magic UpComplete Chadley's Cosmo Battle Intel: Antediluvian Memories
Gil UpPurchase from GP Trader in Chocobo Square, Gold Saucer
Auto-Unique AbilityPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Grasslands
Strength UpComplete Chadley's Corel Battle Intel: Sand Slitherers
Vitality UpComplete Chadley's Grasslands Battle Intel: Plain Stalkers

Complete Chadley's Corel Battle Intel: Oh, Skewer It
Speed UpComplete Chadley's Gongaga Battle Intel: Rooted in the Planet
EXP UpAt Amberstar Chamber at Temple of the Ancients, Ch. 13
ProvokeComplete Chadley's Grasslands Battle Intel: Natural Order
ATB StaggerPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Junon
ATB AssistPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Nibel
Skill MasterPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Cosmo Canyon
Auto-Weapon AbilityPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Corel
Synergy SupportPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Gongaga
Limit SupportPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Meridian Ocean
HP <> MPBy the Mako Spring in Nibel
ATK <> MATKAt Shinra's Manor Research Facility E4
VIT <> SPRComplete Chadley's Nibel Battle Intel: Death's Harbingers

Command Materia

Materia
Locations
ChakraTifa's starting Materia

Near the piano in Cosmo Canyon

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 2
PrayerAerith's starting Materia
MorphPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Grasslands
Limit SiphonPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Gongaga
StealYuffie's starting Materia

Purchasable from stores after Ch. 2
Enemy SkillComplete Chadley's Biological Intel: Know Thine Enemy
Item EconomizerPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Junon
ATB BoostPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Corel
JumpPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Cosmo Canyon
DarksidePurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Nibel
GamblerComplete Can't Stop Won't Stop side quest, Ch. 13
Spare ChangePurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Meridian Ocean
AssessCloud and Yuffie's starting Materia

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 2

Support Materia

Materia
Locations
MagnifyCait Sith's starting Materia

Purchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Junon
SynergyPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Cosmo Canyon
ElementalComplete Chadley's Junon Battle Intel: Conqueror of the Skies

Complete Chadley's Gongaga Battle Intel: Distant Tremors
AP UpMuscle Colosseum: Six-Person Bouts Ululating Quartet

By the ladder in Old Republic Tunnels, Mythril Mine, Grasslands

Complete Chadley's Corel Battle Intel: Badlands Beasts

Complete Chadley's Nibel Battle Intel: Cthonian Rhondo
WardingClimbing onto a ledge toward Nibel Reactor

Beside suspension bridge in Gongaga Region

Purchasable from stores starting Ch. 10
HP AbsorptionPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Corel
MP AbsorptionPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Nibel
Magic EfficiencyPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Junon
Magic FocusPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Gongaga
SwiftcastPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Meridian Ocean
Level BoostSecond Floor of Chocobo's Sage Manor, Nibel
Cait Sith's starting Materia
Complete Chadley's Cosmo Battle Intel: Nature's Vengeance
Auto-CastPurchase from Chadley's Materia Development - Grasslands

And that's a wrap for our FF7 Rebirth Materia usage and locations guide. Stick around on esports.gg for more FF7 Rebirth guides and other gaming updates.

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