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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Exploring Northern Corel

By
Jarrod Garripoli

Chapter 7 of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth can be quite a long chapter, as you have to fight two bosses and go through what is essentially two dungeons. You will also unlock part of the "Corel Region" iconCorel Region here, but it won’t be the entire area, as you’ll have to wait until Chapter 9 for the rest of it. The main story goal for Chapter 7 is to simply head to Mt. Corel and climb it. This page will detail all of the activities you can do in Northern Corel.

Northern Corel Chocobo Location

It should be mentioned that the Corel Region is split into two major parts, Northern Corel (this page’s focus) and Southern Corel (the desert). You will only be able to ride the Chocobo in the northern part, but don’t worry, once you get to the southern part, you will eventually unlock a different mode of transportation. Getting back to the task on hand, you’re wondering how to unlock the Chocobo for Northern Corel, which is pretty simple.

If you complete Rendezvous in Costa del Sol, you can get a free Chocobo for Northern Corel.

As you’re leaving Costa del Sol, you should come across a stable right by the exit. Speak to the NPC manning the stable that functions as a shopkeeper to learn you can buy a permit from them for a measly 300 Gil. This will get you the ability to call the Chocobo in Northern Corel whenever you want. However, if you’re someone that likes to save every single gil they have, you can also get one for free by simply doing the Rendezvous in Costa del Sol quest.

Quests in Northern Corel

There are only three Quests right now in Northern Corel, although you can only actually complete two of them. The third one, The Saga of the Seaside Inn, will require you to reach Chapter 9 to finish it, but you can do a good chunk now. The other two Quests can be completed as soon as you have access to Northern Corel.

Quest Reward
Rendezvous in Costa del Sol Art of Swordplay Vol. II
The Saga of the Seaside Inn Johnny’s Treasure Trove, Card "134 J-Squad" icon134 J-Squad
Bodybuilders in a Bind Sit-Up Minigame

(1 of 2) Rendezvous in Costa del Sol is one of two quests you can finish during Chapter 7.

Rendezvous in Costa del Sol is one of two quests you can finish during Chapter 7. (left), The other quest you can complete now is Bodybuilders in a Bind. (right)

World Intel in Northern Corel

As you already know, each of the main regions has some World Intel for you to complete and the Corel Region is no different. Of course, you only have access to Northern Corel here, so you won’t be able to do everything. The following table lists the various World Intel you can unlock in Northern Corel, as well as the number of each. You won’t be able to do anything related to the Protorelic in Chapter 7, though, so you won’t have to worry about that. The sole Excavation Intel in this chapter is actually required for Johnny’s side quest.

World Intel Number
Divine Intel 1
Activation Intel 2
Expedition Intel 2
Fiend Intel 2
Excavation Intel 1

(1 of 2) While you won’t be able to do everything in the Corel Region

While you won’t be able to do everything in the Corel Region (left), it doesn’t hurt to do the World Intel you can do now in Chapter 7. (right)

To Mt. Corel

The story destination for this chapter is Mt. Corel, with the entrance to it on the western side of the Costa del Sol area. After exiting Costa del Sol, call your Chocobo and follow the main road to the west. You can pretty much stick to the northern path here as you continue westward, until you reach the base of Mt. Corel. The lift is broken, so the party decides that they have to go on foot!

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    PS5
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 February 2024
  • Last Updated
    16 July 2024
    Version History
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The second in a trio of games, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth continues with the epic retelling of the original Final Fantasy VII story. Follow Cloud Strife and company, as they chase Sephiroth, after the events that unfolded in the city of Midgar. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will contain the same action-based combat system introduced in Remake, with additions to keep it fresh. To help you along the way, this guide plans to contain the following content:

  • Breakdown of gameplay elements and combat mechanics
  • Detailed guides on how to play every playable character
  • Boss strategies for those who might be struggling
  • Walkthroughs for the harder-to-complete Side Quests
  • Locations of any and all Collectibles
  • Extensive list of all Minigames, with thorough guides on all of them
  • Roadmap and guide on how to unlock the coveted Platinum Trophy

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