This is a Steal Guide to the original Final Fantasy VII. You can find a Steal Guide to the Final Fantasy VII Remake here.
N.B. This is not a complete Steal List. It aims to feature the more significant items you can steal in Final Fantasy VII only.
Using the "Steal" command can be frustrating, as it can take a large number of attempts in order to successfully steal. But it can pay off handsomely as you can steal equipment which is over-powered for that point of the game. Make sure you purchase the "Sneak Glove" accessory in Disc 2 as soon as possible; when equipped, it makes stealing easier.
You will need to excavate the Sector 5 Key from Bone Village (choose to search for "normal treasure", the Key is usually located near the burnt out fire on the upper left of the screen). Then revisit Wall Market in Midgar. The man who collects scraps in the Weapon Shop will sell you the Sneak Glove for 129000 Gil.
If you get the battle message "Couldn't steal anything", it means the enemy does have something to steal. If the battle message "Nothing to steal" appears, then either you have already stolen from that enemy, or the enemy never had anything to steal. N.B. with enemies you can steal an item from, it is always the case that there is only one stealable item per enemy. So for example if you want to steal 3 Carbon Bangles in the Shinra Building, you will have to encounter at least 3 Moth Slashers.
In the game, to view enemy names, toggle on the in-battle information display by pressing Select on a PS1/PS2/PS3 controller, or the central touch bar on a PS4 controller.
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