How to increase inventory size in Final Fantasy 16

Hoarding potions is a thing of the past in Final Fantasy 16, as Clive has an inventory bag that can only carry a limited supply of consumable items, such as healing potions or tonics that improve strength and defense, while leftover potions They are consumed automatically.

To start, you can carry a maximum of four potions, three high potions, two strength tonics, and two stone skin tonics in Final Fantasy 16.

While you’ll generally be able to pick up consumables during missions and action stages, it’s helpful to be able to carry a few more with you when facing a particularly difficult boss.

Fortunately, it is possible to expand the size of Clive’s inventory by completing an optional quest called Weird Science and then another quest called Even Weirder Science. This guide will explain how to start these missions and how to complete them.

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How to start Weird Science in Final Fantasy 16

To start Weird Science in Final Fantasy 16, you must first have reached the main scenario quest called ‘Out of the Shadows’. This will be after you’ve met a character in Hideaway named Mid and added a new area under the Atrium to the west of the map called Mid’s Dungeon.

You will notice a quest marker with a plus symbol in Mid’s Dungeon. Go up and down the stairs to Mid’s Dungeon and you will find a character named Owain, the engineer who is the quest giver for Weird Science.

He will explain that he is working on a new invention but that he needs bomb ashes. This material can only be obtained by killing Bomb King, an enemy that Final Fantasy fans should be familiar with. Upon accepting the quest, this rare enemy will appear as a ticket on the hunt board, giving you the information you need about his whereabouts.

It’s time to go hunting!

How to find and defeat Bomb King in Final Fantasy 16

Bomb King is a level 33 enemy and a B-rank hunt, so you should be pretty even at this point in the story if you’ve also participated in other hunts and quests.

It can be found in an enclosed area known as The Crock in Sanbreque. The closest fast travel location is The Dragon’s Aery. From there, call your chocobo and travel south, then follow a narrow path to the southeast. Before reaching the end of this path, there is an even narrower path to the left, which will take you to Crock where the Bomb King awaits.

Bomb King doesn’t look overly formidable, appearing smaller than in previous appearances and also lacking a will gauge like similar enemies on the hunt board. However, he moves quite quickly and naturally likes to launch fire-based attacks. Skills to look out for are Coronation, where he charges up with a fire aura before throwing a huge fireball at you, and Witan, where he charges up and then hits the ground with AOE.

These can be dodged so you can easily follow up a precision dodge with a counter to get in close and deliver melee hits and any powerful Eikon abilities, such as Titan’s Windup. Remember, there is no willingness gauge to take down, so focus on using what deals the most damage.

Where it gets a bit tricky is when Bomb King starts summoning bomb minions with a move called King’s Justice. These enemies will also throw flames at you, which you will want to dodge. As you knock down Bomb King’s health, he will keep summoning more bombs with this move.

Your best bet is to save Eikon’s abilities that deal high AOE damage, like Titan’s Earthern Fury or Phoenix’s Flames of Rebirth, for these times so you can take care of these bombs quickly.

Defeating Bomb King will grant you 1,000 XP, 65 Skill Points, 9,000 Gil, and 20 Renown. You’ll also get Bomb Ember, an important crafting material if you’re looking to craft Excalibur.

But back to the current mission, what you’re looking for is bomb ash. Luckily, Bomb King will have dropped this material off, so you only need to collect three of these after the fight.

How to complete Weird Science and rewards in Final Fantasy 16

Once you have collected the bomb ashes, return to the hideout, talk to Owain again, and give him the bomb ashes when prompted. With this material he can now build his new invention, the Telamon alembic.

The gist is that this gadget can create new compounds, and as a thank you, Owain produces a mysterious compound that, when applied to Clive’s potion bag, increases its elasticity. Weird science, dubious science? In any case, this now means that Clive can carry more consumables with him than before.

With this Treated Potion Satchel, you can now carry a maximum of six potions, four high potions, three strength tonics, and three stone skin tonics. Additionally, you will gain a black blood, 900 XP and 40 renown points.

How to Start Even Stranger Science in Final Fantasy 16

If you’ve completed Weird Science, you’ll also be able to continue with one more quest to maximize your inventory capacity. This will be once you are much further along in the story and have unlocked the main scenario quest ‘Across the Narrow’.

Again, the quest comes from Owain in Mid’s Dungeon, so talk to him again to find out he has another new invention, but this time it requires you to obtain Spherical Echoes. This will not require a difficult hunt like the previous quest, but it will require you to walk between three fallen ruins in Valisthea.

These ruins are:

  • Lostplume is located in Rosaria, with the closest fast travel point being Auldhyl Docks.
  • Advent located in Sanbreque, southwest of Northreach
  • Silent Slough in the Dhalmekian Republic, south of the Echoes of Krozjit

The areas you need to reach are also roughly highlighted in green on the field maps, so knowing where you need to go is pretty easy.

How to complete even stranger science and rewards in Final Fantasy 16

In each of the above locations you must collect a Spherical Echo, but you won’t be able to do so until you’ve taken care of the sentinel enemies patrolling the ruins. These enemies are level 36-38, which you should be well prepared for at this point in the story. Just share your Eikon skills and you’ll get through these encounters without breaking a sweat.

Once you have recovered the Spherical Echoes from each of the three locations, return to Owain in the Hideout and give him the materials, which he will use to build the Telamon Furnace.

With this new invention, Owain can replace the clasp on Clive’s potion satchel with an unusually stretchy metal, which somehow means you can carry even more consumables.

The Expanded Potion Satchel increases the maximum capacity of your inventory to eight potions, five high potions, four strength tonics, and three stone skin tonics. The quest also gives you a goblin coin, 4800 XP, and 50 renown points.

Congratulations on maxing out your inventory capacity, which should come in handy against the challenges of Final Fantasy 16!

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