Malicious Goons is a side quest in Final Fantasy 7 (VII) Remake. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the Malicious Goons (Odd Job) Side Mission.
Malicious Goons becomes available in Chapter 14 after the first scene at Aerith’s House.
Side Quest: Malicious Goons
Area: Sector 6 Slums – Wall Market
Quest Giver: Madam M
Requirement: Beginning of Chapter 14
Reward: HP and MP restored, Manuscript: Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. IX (Hard Difficulty Only)
Mission Info: Cloud learns from Madam M that Corneo’s goons are on the trail of Avalanche and were seen scoping out Aerith’s house. Hurry there, as Wedge and Marlene might be in danger.
- Head to Aerith’s house and defeat the Tonberry
Starting Location: Malicious Goons
Head to Aerith’s house and defeat the Tonberry
To confront the goons, head over to Aerith’s house, or more specifically, the small circular arena where you fought Reno earlier in the story. They’ll chicken out but instead send forth a Tonberry. On Easy, Tonberry is a joke. He’s susceptible to physical attacks and easily Staggers, so you should kill him in no time at all. It is possible that he uses the Chef’s Knife attack which will instantly kill one of your characters, but it’s nothing a quick Phoenix Down or Raise magic won’t solve.
On Normal or Hard, this fight is quite a bit tougher. If he gets near you, he’ll hit you with Chef’s Knife and instantly kill you no matter how much HP you have. Try keep your distance (as he has to be next to you to use it) or use Barret from distance as Tonberry seems to have a tougher time hitting AI party members even if they’re close. Build up your ATB and use Maximum Fury, swapping to Cloud to use Triple Slash when possible. He will use Scourge to freeze your character in place, and also likes to use Stop on those around him. Just whittle his health down with Barret, healing when necessary and only using Cloud or Tifa for their ATB abilities or if Barret gets frozen. He’ll teleport around so keep a lock on and he won’t be too much trouble.
When you kill him, he’ll drop an Elixir, but you get no actual reward for this quest. Encountering this iconic monster from FF lore is enough, I guess. You’ll have your HP and MP restored too.
This finishes the Malicious Goons side quest in Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Next Up: Wavering Heart
For all other Side Quest Walkthroughs, check out our complete Final Fantasy 7 (VII) Walkthrough.