Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz

Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz is one of the quiz minigames available at Academia (4XX AF). You can access it immediately upon reaching the location. Playing the game requires you to answer difficult and not so difficult questions about the lore of Cocoon and Pulse. Each question gives you four possible answers, corresponding to the triangle-O-X-square pattern on your controller. Below, only the correct answer has been listed.

Playing the Game

The first part of the game is actually finding Captain Cryptic who gives the quiz. He is phased out and must be revealed with Moogle Hunt before you can talk to him. Note that this means he is practically invisible before you reveal him. After the first location (where he only appears that one first time), his location switches randomly between 11 different locations. These possible locations have been marked with 2-12 on the accompanying map (below), 1 being the starting location. Each time you either fail to answer correctly or complete one round of quizzes (earning you a quiz rank fragment), he switches locations. This also happens each time you exit Academia into the Historia Crux and re-enter.
It is possible to find Captain Cryptic without relying on the map if you listen to the hints the townspeople say. However, this can be tedious as you have to walk around enough to have the people talk and then decrypt the meaning behind what they say.

There are five possible fragments to get from this quiz. For the first fragment he only requires you to answer one question correctly (after which he'll switch location naturally), but for each of the following fragments he wants you to answer one more than the previous fragment. This means that for the final fragment you will have to answer 5 questions correctly in a row. The fragments have been listed below.

Quiz Rank: Private (1 question)
Quiz Rank: Sergeant (2 questions)
Quiz Rank: Lieutenant (3 questions)
Quiz Rank: Colonel (4 questions)
Quiz Rank: General (5 questions)

After you have obtained all of the five fragments, you cannot play Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz anymore. However, you can find Captain Cryptic one final time close to the location marked 1, but behind a counter this time.



The questions are in alphabetical order according to the question.


After the fall of Cocoon, a new era began. What does AF stand for?
After the Fall

A long gui born during the catastrophe would be how old in 400AF?
A few hundred years old

Alyssa was with a friend during the Purge. What was her friend's name?
Nena Stein


Behemoth meat was a rare treat in Noel's era. How was it cooked?

Besides military personnel, what group of people was exempt from the purge?
Sanctum employees


The chemical linoanin is found in gysahl greens. What diet-friendly effect does it have?
Burns fat


Duplicates are a 3D portrayal of what?

During the War of Transgression, what kind of sword was used by the legendary knight?
A sword of crystal


Everyone wants a piece of this monster, whether it be a fragment, shell, or speck of ash!


The fal'Cie responsible for shedding light on Cocoon was the fal'Cie Phoenix. Which fal'Cie was responsible for purifying the water?
Fal'Cie Leviathan

From the central pathway of Academia, if you cross the bridge west of Chocolina, what will you see on the sign in front of you?
A tree


Goblin Maddog is Gran Pulse's boxing champion. What phrase is used by his fans when cheering him on?


How does a hedge frog return home to lay its eggs?
They attach themselves to other animals.

How many blades are on the windmill in Oerba?

How many consecutive slot machine wins were achieved in the memorable Double Lucky Seven incident?

How many lights are there above the gate of the mysterious fighting arena linked to Sunleth?

How many toes does a sheep have?


In 7 AF, Bom Bites became a favorite snack of residents of Palumpolum. What is the unique characteristic of this dessert?
It feels like balloons popping in your mouth.

In 300 AF, what revolutionary idea solved Academia's power shortage issue?
Typhoon energy

In 4XX AF, a man was blacklisted for hanging around the Academy headquarters. Why was he there?
He was in love with Alyssa.

In Gran Pulse mythology, who is referred to as the false demon?

In New Bodhum what group of people frequently uses the path along the shore?

In order to tell duplicates apart from humans, how are they programmed to greet people?

In Palumpolum's aerial road race GP, which airbike was criticized and called names such as the "flying white pig" and the "defective snowman"?
Big Mog

In Pulse's well-known nursery rhyme "Elbow Grease," what is the old man in the fourth verse mistaken for?
A goblin

In the hit TV show "Viking," the main character is a superhero. What is his weakness?
Heavy Downpour

In the Steppe, how do the smaller sheep act towards the bigger sheep?
They linger near them


Kids love Chocobo Biscuits! What flavor is the new black biscuit?

Kids love the Cocoon Liner. Which car is their favorite?
The Carbuncle

The kids of New Bodhum love dares. One popular dare requires going into the woods late at night to retrieve an object. What is the item?
Rat's tail


Lebreau is younger than Gadot. Gadot is older than Yuj. Lebreau is older than Maqui. Who's the oldest?


Many online shops were available on Cocoon. Which is the oldest store that handles ore?
The Motherlode

Many online shops were available on Cocoon. Which specialized in medicine and health products?
Unicorn Mart

Many online stores were available on Cocoon. Which specialized in monster materials?
Creature Comforts

Many online shops were available on Cocoon. Which specialized in outdoor gear?
B&W Outfitters


Noel once said, "Never give up, for the goddess Etro watches always and helps them…" Finish the quote
Who help themselves


Of all the airbikes, which was built for safety?
Aerial Cradle

Of the Farseer's legends, which has not been passed down for generations?
They had the power to turn people into l'Cie.

One of the Academy researchers in Yaschas Massif is a dog lover or a cat lover depending upon the era. In which year was she a cat lover?
10 AF

On what floor did Serah and Noel get trapped in Augusta Tower?
51st floor

The Oracle Drive is a piece of technology left by the ancient fal'Cie. How did the Academy refer to this device before it was given its official name?
Sensory perception device


The Parthenocissus sunlethus is the vine commonly seen in Sunleth. What unique characteristics do these vines have?
Their fruit shine

The "Professor Yang" series started off as an educational publication, but is now a popular hologram novel with over a hundred volumes. What was the title of the first volume?
"Mystical Creatures for the Clueless"


The remains of what facility can be found in Oerba?


Serah has two stuffed animals in her room. One is a carbuncle. What's the other?
Chocobo chick

The silver lobo is seen in many circus troupes. What is the one act it cannot perform?
Sawing someone in half

Some Cie'th defend themselves using their large tentacles. What is the best way to defeat them?
Get rid of the tentacles first


They say the long gui eat their own weight in food. How many shaolong guis equal one long gui?
Approximately 1.5


What anthem can be heard at any sporting event since the fall of Cocoon?
"A Requiem for Rebirth"

What are the names of the Shiva sisters?
Styria and Nix

What can be found on the logo of the Woolly Sheep Soda?

What cannot be found in Academia?
Flan schools

What can withstand heavy winds, lightning, or even a hole through its body?
Goblin chieftain

What color is the cactuar image drawn in the center of the hunter camp in the Steppe?

What color is the flower Yeul has in her hand in 200 AF?

What design is engraved in Caius's sword?

What does Lightning's Eidolon, Odin, transform into in gestalt mode?
A white horse

What does Mog remember about his upbringing?
It was full of freedom

What does Mog want to do with his savings?
He doesn't know yet.

What does Sazh's Eidolon, Brynhildr, transform into in gestalt mode?
A four-wheeler

What do the hunters manipulate in order to control the weather?

What emotion does the cactuar's expression convey?

What energy source was discovered on the sea bed of New Bodhum in 300 AF?
Ether Hydrate

What fact surrounding the goddess Etro is not recorded in any documents?
She has a moogle servant.

What happened to Fang's l'Cie brand as it stopped its progression?
It looked burnt.

What identification number is imprinted on the wall of the route near the cemetery in the Bresha Ruins?

What is the line frequently spoken by Mana in the movie "Love Trumps Gil?"
Can I buy your love?

What is the move developed by Mattheus, the best wrestler in Academia's pro-wrestling league, that is based upon the movement of the yaksha?
War Dance

What is the name of the exciting underwater sport that requires a ball?

What is the name of the Gran Pulse paradise created from nothing but a poet's dreams?

What item became popular among the Academy scientists in 10 AF due to the discovery of the Oracle Drive?
Lightning's feather belt

What is growing in New Bodhum's garden?

What is needed to keep the new Cocoon afloat?
Graviton Core

What is the desert area of Oerba called?
The Ashensand

What is the main cause of bullying among the flan?
Difference in elasticity

What is the meaning behind the winter flower the Silver Petal?
Always remember

What is the Ochu incapable of doing?
Using its wings to fly.

What is the relationship of the NORA members?
Childhood friends

What is the tonberry incapable of doing?
Intimidating foes with its horns

What is used in the creation of various signs in Academia?

What legendary creature was found in a block of ice on Gran Pulse?

What looks like a flower but stings like a bee?

What is the Bogbear incapable of doing?
Summoning Eidolons

What monster can easily be spotted in the dark?

What quirky stuffed animal is a must-have for young females?
Breshan Bass

What shape is the crystal that Lightning uses to summon her Eidolon?
A rose

What shape is the doorway of the building in which the mystic in serendipity resides?
The letter A

What store is found behind the row of vending machines in Academia?
A shoe store

What unusual event occurred in Sunleth in 400AF?
Some flan went missing

What was Alyssa looking for in the Bresha Ruins?
A friend's grave

What was the biggest concern for Snow when he decided to propose to Serah?
Lightning wasn't a big fan of his.

What was the design found on elixir cans that portrayed the incredible journey of the legendary l'Cie?
A white background with pictures of the l'Cie

What was the most memorable role played by Jeff Roni, an actor rumored to be carrying on a steamy love affair with actress Terra Bradford?
King of Mechamania

What was the name of the jet used by Lieutenant Colonel Yaag Rosch to fight Lightning and the other l'Cie?

What was the rank of PSICOM's special ops leader Yaag Rosch when he was killed in action?
Lieutenant Colonel


When creating a duplicate, why is it illegal to save the data of the original person?
Privacy act

When did Snow propose to Serah?
When Serah became a l'Cie

When Hope became a l'Cie, his brand appeared on his left hand. How did he hide it?
He wrapped a yellow bandanna around it

When Noel first met Serah he immediately knew she was Lightning's sister for several reasons. Which is not one of those reasons?
Mog told him.

When Sazh became a l'Cie, where did his brand appear?
His chest

When Serah lived with Lightning, they had matching accessories. On what body part did they adorn this jewelry?
Right arm

Where did Sazh purchase a chocobo chick for Dajh?
Euride's market


Which celebrated movie introduces the gunblade, a now-popular toy among kids?
"The Sorceress's Knight"

Which club dominated the 5 - 6AF season of Cocoon's Premium League thanks to its harsh training conditions and hunger for victory?
New Bodhum FC

Which endangered monster species is known for its unique eyes?

Which enormous fal'Cie causes the eclipse?
Fal'Cie Fenrir

Which model is popular among collectors?
1/350 scale The Palamecia

Which of the following can be made of ice, water or wind?
A ring

Which of the following can fly?

Which of the following cannot be found in New Bodhum?
Active volcanos

Which of the following can swim?
Hedge Frog

Which of the following has a shell?

Which of the following is not green?

Which of the following is not red?

Which of the following was created using AMP technology?
Watera gear

Which of these four monsters weighs the least?

Which strong-minded NORA member do the residents of the New Bodhum believe is the leader of the organization?


Who did Serah and Noel think was responsible for hacking into the Augusta Tower security system?
Proto fal'Cie Adam

Who is the fashion guru of New Bodhum?

Who is the rock star on the posters seen in NORA House and all over Academia?

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