Gaia is the main planet of Final Fantasy IX. Gaia is made up of four continents: Mist Continent, Outer Continent, Lost Continent, and Forgotten Continent.
 World Map
 Mist Continent
The Mist Continent is home to the majority of the people of Gaia. The large amounts of Mist that exist on this continent allow the use of airships.
Main Article: Alexandria
Alexandria is the nation led by Queen Brahne at the beginning of the game. The capital city of the same name is the starting location of the game. It is the hometown of both Princess Garnet and Adelbert Steiner.
 Evil Forest
The Evil Forest is south of the city of Alexandria. It is a perilous forest where dangerous flora grows, and the forest itself tends to petrify. The party lands here when the Prima Vista crashes.
 Ice Cavern
Main Article: Dali
Dali is a small village that hides the underground faculty that creates the Black Mages. When Vivi is mistaken for one of the Black Mages, the party accidentally discovers the factory. They escape the village by boarding the Cargo Ship and change its course for Lindblum.
 Morrid's Tower
Morrid's Tower, or Observatory Mountain, is a tower just outside of Dali that serves as the home to Morrid, a coffee-lover.
Main Article: Lindblum
Lindblum is a regency led by Cid Fabool IX, and the hometown of Zidane Tribal. It is divided into four sections: the Theater District, the Industrial District, the Business District, and Lindblum Castle.
 Chocobo's Forest
Chocobo's Forest is a round forest where the player can begin the Chocobo Hot and Cold minigame.
 Gizamaluke's Grotto
Gizamaluke's Grotto is a cave-like area that serves as a path between Lindblum and Burmecia. Doors within the grotto are opened by using bells.
Main Article: Burmecia
Burmecia is a city in the northwestern section of the continent, and the hometown of Freya Crescent.
 North Gate
The North Gate is a large gateway in Alexandria that allows travel between Burmecia and Alexandria. However, due to events at the beginning of the game, it is unusable by the player.
 South Gate
The South Gate is a large gateway in Alexandria that allows travel between Lindblum and Alexandria. During the party's escape from Black Waltz No. 2, the South Gate becomes damaged, but still functions.
 Summit Station
Main Article: Summit Station
Summit Station sits between Lindblum and Alexandria, using a cable car system to allow travel.
 Quan's Dwelling
Quan's Dwelling is a cave that once served as the home of Quan and Vivi Orunitia. Vivi left the cave for Alexandria after Quan's death.
Main Article: Treno
Treno is a large city on the eastern portion of the continent, and the home of Doctor Tot. The player can participate in Tetra Master tournaments at Card Stadium. The Auction House can be visited by the player interested in bidding on rare items.
 Gargan Roo
Gargan Roo is an old tunnel that serves as transportation between Treno and Alexandria by riding on the back of a Gargant.
Main Article: Cleyra
Cleyra is a village located in a large tree on the northwestern area of the continent. It is surrounded by a perpetual sandstorm that protects the village.
 Pinnacle Rocks
Pinnacle Rocks is a small area where the party ends up accidentally, but meets Ramuh who helps them after they piece together parts of his story.
 Fossil Roo
Main Article: Fossil Roo
Fossil Roo is an old tunnel that serves as transportation between the Mist Continent and the Outer Continent by riding on the back of a Gargant.
 Outer Continent
The Outer Continent is the northeastern-most continent in Gaia.
 Conde Petie
Main Article: Conde Petie
Conde Petie is home to the dwarves. Passage through the city is only granted for those that participate in a marriage ceremony.
 Conde Petie Mountain Path
The Mountain Path leads out of Conde Petie to the Iifa Tree or Madain Sari.
 Black Mage Village
Main Article: Black Mage Village
Black Mage Village is home to self-aware Black Mages that have hidden themselves away in the secluded village.
 Madain Sari
Main Article: Madain Sari
 Iifa Tree
 Desert Palace
Main Article: Desert Palace
 Earth Shrine
The Earth Shrine is one of the four shrines across Gaia that need to be activated simultaneously in order to gain access to Terra.
 Mognet Central
Mognet Central is the center of operations for the Moogles' mail service. It can only be accessed with a Blue or Gold Chocobo.
 Lost Continent
The Lost Continent is found in the northwest corner of the Gaian map covered in snow.
 Esto Gaza
Main Article: Esto Gaza
Esto Gaza is a village inhabited by religious fanatics and considered a holy site .
 Mount Gulug
Main Article: Mount Gulug
Mount Gulug is a dormant volcano that previously existed on Terra.
 Fire Shrine
The Fire Shrine is one of the four shrines across Gaia that need to be activated simultaneously in order to gain access to Terra.
 Shimmering Island
Shimmering Island is located just off of the mainland of the Lost Continent and serves as a pathway between Gaia and Terra.
 Forgotten Continent
The Forgotten Continent is the western continent of Gaia. An airship is required to reach most of the major locations.
Main Article: Daguerreo
Daguerreo is a large library with various shops located on an island off the southern tip of the continent.
 Ipsen's Castle
Main Article: Ipsen's Castle
Ipsen's Castle is a strange castle with rooms that are upside down. Unique weapons can be obtained by visiting the castle.
Main Article: Oeilvert
Oeilvert is in the center of the continent and holds a lot of Terra's history. It has an anti-magic field, preventing the use of magic by the party.
 Water Shrine
The Water Shrine is one of the four shrines across Gaia that need to be activated simultaneously in order to gain access to Terra. The Water Shrine is on a small island south of Ipsen's Castle.
 Wind Shrine
The Wind Shrine is one of the four shrines across Gaia that need to be activated simultaneously in order to gain access to Terra. The Wind Shrine is among the mountains southeast of Oeilvert.
 Chocobo's Lagoon
Chocobo's Lagoon is the southernmost location in Gaia. Chocographs and pieces can be found in the lagoon.
 Other Locations
 Qu's Marsh
Main Article: Memoria
Memoria appears above the Iifa Tree after the destruction of Terra. Here, the party finally faces off against Kuja and the final bosses.
|Final Fantasy IX Locations|
|Gaia | Terra|
Alexandria | Black Mage Village | Bran Bal | Burmecia | Cleyra | Conde Petie | Daguerreo | Dali | Desert Palace | Esto Gaza | Fossil Roo | Ipsen's Castle | Lindblum | Madain Sari | Memoria | Mount Gulug | Oeilvert | Summit Station | Treno