Final Fantasy IX 9 Sidequests and Mini-games - Friendly Monsters
Occasionally when a random encounter is triggered, you may notice the battle music has changed from the default to something more calm and sweet. This is basically your cue to know you're in a battle against a "friendly monster." The creatue won't attack you, but will instead ask for an item. If you agree to give them the items, you'll recieve a reward of AP and an item or two. Nine of these "friendly monsters" can be found throughout the world of Final Fantasy IX.
| Brown Mu
||Plains/forest between Ice Cavern and Dali
|| 1 Ore
| White Ghost
||Plains outside of Treno
|| 1 Ore
| Color Ladybug
||Forest ouside Black Mage Village
|| 2 Ores
| Green Yeti
||Large forest outside of
| Green Nymph
| Purple Jabberwock
||Forest east of
| Green Feather Circle
|| Lost Continent near Chocobo-track.
| Rainbow Garuda
||Forest on the east near
plateau after climbing rope inside
| Friendly Yan
||Island south-west of Iifa Tree
Fighting the monsters in the order provided is strongly suggested; the rewards from the previous monster will help fulfill the requests for the next encounter. Also note that the Friendly Yan can not be "defeated" until you finish the requests from the other eight friendly monsters, he'll just run away.
So what do you get for supplying these friendly monsters with all these gifts? The AP is quite decent (be sure to equip Ability Up before the fights). Apart from that, once the quest is completed you'll gain a huge bonus for when you decide to fight Ozma: your range will be increased, so your phsyical attacks will be able to reach him.
"Non-friendly" Versions and the Gimmie Cat
It's possible to encounter the enemies listed above, but in "non-friendly" mode. The regular battle music will play, they won't request anything from you, and you'll just have to fight them like a regular enemy. There's also an enemy called a Gimmie Cat that will request a diamond from you. Do not give the diamong to the Gimmie Cat, you'll recieve nothing in return. As this isn't a friendly monster at all, the friendly music won't play. If you've accidentally given the Gimmie Cat your diamond, your best bet would be to restart the game without saving.