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 strength and defense-enhancing tonics, while leftover potions They are consumed automatically.

For starters, you can carry a maximum of four potions, three high potions, two strength tonics, and two stoneskin tonics in Final Fantasy 16.

While you’ll usually be able to pick up consumables during missions and action stages, it’s helpful to be able to take a few more with you when you’re facing off against 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 quests 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 the 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 the 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 hunting board, giving you the information you need on 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 B-rank fighter, so you should be pretty even at this point in the story if you’ve been on other hunts and quests as well.

It can be found in an enclosed compound 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 you reach the end of this path, there is an even narrower path to the left, which will take you to Crock where Bomb King awaits.

Bomb King doesn’t look too formidable, looking 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 watch out for are Coronation, where he charges up with a fiery aura before throwing a huge fireball at you, and Witan, where he charges up and then lands an area slam on the ground.

These are dodgeable so you can easily follow up a precision dodge with a counter to get in close and deal melee hits and any powerful Eikon abilities like 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.

The best thing to do is save Eikon’s high damage AOE abilities, like Titan’s Earthern Fury or Phoenix’s Flames of Rebirth, for these times so you can deal with these bombs quickly.

Defeating Bomb King will grant you 1000 XP, 65 Skill Points, 9000 Gil, and 20 Renown Points. You will also get Bomb Ember, an important crafting material if you are looking to craft Excalibur.

But back to the current mission, what you’re looking for is bomb ash. Fortunately, 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’ve gathered the ashes from the bomb, head back to the hideout, talk to Owain again, and hand him the ashes from the bomb when prompted. With this material he can now build his new invention, the Telamon alembic.

The gist of it is that this contraption can create new compounds, and by way of thanks, Owain produces a mysterious compound that, when applied to Clive’s bag of potions, 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 Satchel of Treated Potions, you can now carry a maximum of six potions, four high potions, three strength tonics, and three stoneskin tonics. Additionally, you will earn a Black Blood, 900 XP, and 40 Renown Points.

How to start an 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 that he has another new invention, but this time you need to get 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 straightforward.

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

At each of the above locations you must collect an Echo Sphere, but you won’t be able to do so until you’ve dealt with 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’ve 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 is able to replace the clasp on Clive’s potions satchel with an unusually springy metal, which somehow means you can carry even more consumables.

The Expanded Potion Portfolio increases the maximum capacity of your inventory to eight potions, five high potions, four strength tonics, and three stoneskin tonics. The quest also grants you a Goblin Coin, 4800 XP, and 50 Renown Points.

Congratulations on maxing out your inventory capacity, which should serve you well against the challenges of Final Fantasy 16!

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