Where to find Tonberry King Crown in FF7 Rebirth & how to beat the boss

Where to find Tonberry King Crown in FF7 Rebirth & how to beat the boss
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Written by 

Ben Williams


4th Mar 2024 13:05


Getting the Tonberry King's Crown in FF7 Rebirth can be tricky if you want to complete the Final Fantasy game's 'The Saga of Seaside Inn' quest. After all, once you're given the mission in Chapter 7, it seems like you can't go where you need to complete it.

Thankfully, this guide will tell you exactly what you need to do in the game to get your hands on that crown.

Tonberry King location FF7 Rebirth

You'll be able to go after the Tonberry King Crown from Chapter 9 of FF7 Rebirth in the south area of the Corel Region, with its exact location shown in the map image below showing the 'Classified Intel: Heavy Lies the Crown' World Intel marker. 

Tonberry King Crown location in FF7 Rebirth Corel Region
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The reason you aren't able to complete this quest until two chapters after it becomes available is that you can't openly explore Corel in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth until Chapter 9, once you unlock the Buggy Vehicle. 

However, to get the Tonberry King's exact location from that point, you'll still need to find all six Lifespring Locations in Corel before Chadley adds it to your map.

Head to the marked area, hold the Triangle button the start the encounter, and the Tonberry King will show up to start the battle for its crown. 

How to beat the Tonberry King in FF7 Rebirth

Just because you've found the Tonberry King doesn't mean you can waltz in and grab its crown with no challenge - like other Tonberries, this boss is especially brutal.

Along with having no elemental weaknesses, the Tonberry King can easily one-hit-kill you. The best way to beat the Tonberry King in Final Fantasy 7 is simply by continuously dodging and attacking from behind to avoid getting hit.

The Tonberry King boss fight to get the Pristine Crown in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
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As the Tonberry King also lets off an AoE (Area of Effect) attack, you'll need to step back and use ranged abilities or spells to inflict extra damage from a distance when this happens.

Getting the Pristine Crown instead of Marred Crown

You'll get the Marred Crown simply by killing the Tonberry King, but if you want the Pristine Crown - which Johnny prefers - you'll need to follow these steps before and during the battle:

  • Equip a Steal Materia
  • Continuously dodge Tonberry King's moves and attack to build Pressure
  • Once 'Pressured', the Tonberry King will drop the Pristine Crown
  • Use the 'Steal' ability to steal the Pristine Crown


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For more from the game, find out how to gain SP fast in FF7 Rebirth, if there'll be a third game, how to find the Quetzalcoatl, and what its ending means

Otherwise, jump into our Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth guides homepage for even more essentials right here at GGRecon. 

Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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