Final Fantasy 16: Weird Science [Clear-Cut Guide]

Here is a step by step guide for you to complete Weird Science side quest and earn rewards by beating the Bomb King.

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Final Fantasy 16 Weird Science Walkthrough

Weird Science is a side mission in Final Fantasy 16 that involves taking down a Bomb King, who is one of the Notorious Marks. To learn how you can complete this side quest, let’s dive right into it. 

Key Takeaways

  • To acquire the quest, ensure you are either done with or attempting the primary mission, Out of the Shadow.
  • Interact with the NPC, Owain, The Engineer whom you’ll find in Mid’s Dungeon at The Hideaway, to initiate the quest.
  • Find, locate, and hunt down the Bomb King, who will be seen sleeping in The Crock area At Sanbreque, near The Imperial Chase and Heavenhall.
  • Eliminate the Bomb King with everything you got, considering his deadly attack bombardments.
  • After killing the Bomb King, gather 3 bomb ashes in the same area.
  • Take those bomb ashes back to Owain to end the quest.
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Interact With Owain To Initiate The Mission – Image Captured By Us

Find The Bomb King

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Exact Marked Spot Of The Bomb King – Image Captured By Us

Kill The Bomb King

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Eliminate The Bomb King With The Help Of Your Allies – Image Captured By Us

This second objective will be pretty challenging, so buckle up and prepare to take down the Bomb King. His attack patterns are simple to learn and identify but significantly hurt.

Not only does he unleash massive fiery explosions, but he can also make clones of himself that copy his attack movements. His clones multiply more as his health bar drops, so use everything at your disposal to finish him off quickly.


Upon killing the Bomb King, you get the following rewards:

  • 20 Renowns
  • 65 Ability Points
  • 1000 Experience Points
  • 9000 Gils
  • Bomb Ember x1 (for crafting purposes)

Gather Bomb Ashes

For this objective, In the same area where you killed the Bomb King, gather 3 bomb ashes which will be scattered across the ground in different spots. You’ll see it as a black powdery form with white sparkles glowing out of it.

Deliver The Bomb Ashes

At last, for the final objective, return to Owain and give him all the bomb ashes you have acquired. A cut scene will start, which lasts for about a few minutes. After that, the quest is finally over.

As a result of finishing the Weird Science side quest, you get the following rewards:

  • 40 Renowns
  • 900 Experience points
  • Black Blood x1 (can be sold for bonus gils)
  • Treated Potion Satchel x1 (this increases your capacity to carry more consumables like potions and tonics)

Final Remarks

That is all you need to know to clear Final Fantasy 16′ s Weird Science secondary quest. Give us feedback below and let us know about your overall gameplay experience in the comments section, as we would love to hear it!

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