Bibiki Bay  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Kolshushu
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Promathia
Connected Areas:Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle
Buburimu Peninsula
Quests for Bibiki Bay
Mobs found in Bibiki Bay
Items found in Bibiki Bay

Zone TypeOutdoor
ExpansionChains of Promathia
Level Range1 to 75
Entry RequirementNone
Escapeno escape
ActivitiesDigging, Fishing
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


Once a popular Tarutaru fishing spot, this inlet in the southeast of Mindartia was abandoned after the Crystal War. The Fisherman's Guild recently took notice of the area and saw its potential gain. They have paid for the right to fish in the area, as well as operate their manaclippers to earn profit from adventurers seeking to catch rare sea life.

Points of Interest


The Map of Bibiki Bay can be purchased for 3,000 gil.

Chocobo Digging

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This page last modified 2009-11-30 22:39:16.

Updated: Tue Oct 13 21:49:56 2009

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Bibiki Bay
# Sep 28 2004 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
he island was kinda boring, everything Too Weak to my 50RDM, with the odd EP here and there, not much though. Those things on the beach were annoying though, that bury themselves to Regen HP, and pretty much temporarily cast Protect and Shell 10 on themselves, lol. Found a ??? in the center of the map on the island, not sure what it is for, and found an NPC ???Warhamme. No iea what this is for either.
High level Dunes
# Sep 28 2004 at 2:35 AM Rating: Decent
421 posts
This place is nice, I went here with a lvl 53 PLD from my LS. It's like Valkurm Dunes but for lvl 40-45, give or take a few levels.

We took the manaclipper and on the clipper some monsters were running about. When we got to the island we ran around a bit, some things were easy prey to the PLD but everything I saw on the island was too weak to me (56 WHM).

We tried one of those creatures with the big shell on their back and it was pretty tough, we were hitting for 8-9 damage when it crawled in it's shell. Took us about 5 minutes to kill one. Magic seems more effective to these creatures, since we saw a BLM my level kill a similar creature in about 2 minutes.
# Sep 27 2004 at 9:42 PM Rating: Excellent
411 posts
Hey, I went to the south-west area of this map and mobs are showing 'even match' to 'very tough' to me at lvl 74...

Easy prey?!?
# Sep 27 2004 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
i am a lvl 42 DRG, and the easy prey here and other areas are a little too lethal for me, and it's not like i'm weak. I think the rating system is messed up and whacked beyond control. I'm sick of the weakling mobs practicaly killing me for no apparent reason. My armor is the best i can have at 42, so why is this happening? those little lizard things in the bay killed me with a dose of poison, i owe tham one...
RE: Easy prey?!?
# Sep 30 2004 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
868 posts
I'm not entirely sure on this because SE never actually announced this, but I think these areas are made for the "competent" parties. Meaning that the mobs here are harder than normal and smarter than the average bear. Soloing in these areas should be discouraged till a higher lvl. Other than that, if u find u are not getting good XP in a place like Crawler's Nest, but it is not because of lack of mobs, I do not recommend going to lvl here.
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RE: Easy prey?!?
# Sep 28 2004 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
Its because your not supposed to solo things at high levels. Thats why it happens.
RE: Easy prey?!?
# Jul 02 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
Or...they just hate us Americans and wanna get us killed. But it is true, if you solo at a higher level it is pretty hard to kill things here.
RE: Easy prey?!?
# Oct 03 2004 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
76 posts
That still doesn't make it right. The con system should be consistent. If they don't want you soloing a mob then the con should show as tough or better regardless of your level. I find it very annoying that a EP can take out my DRK58. It should be that EM and below could be soloed no matter your level and T and up should require a party.
RE: Easy prey?!?
# Mar 18 2005 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
I find this annoying as well but also think that it has more to do with your job/equipment. I have even seen comment on some poeple saying "solo even match hunter" and i notice while out leveling RNG that the mobs that are "tough" can be dropped with a couple of arrows even before they come into attack range (RNG had best euipment and was eating chief kabobs{homemade}and had some milk for hp regen but never had the need to use it}. If you got the right equipment and know what your up against. you can take on IT++ solo like maze makers {worms}in the maze of shak. On the flip side while out leveling my WHM and finding mob conning as too weak with high Def I think Hey I could skill up on this mob only to find myself calling for help or finding a zone. please note that when you /check something you have no preknowledge of what elemental basis it is or how it attacks you, also the equipment and spells of your character have no effect on how something will check to you. If you have gimped eqipment or dont have spells like RDM {phalanx/ dispel) or WHM (erase/among others) than you should adjust your /check yourself. I think the biggest challenge is the elemental status of the mob, say you have a balanced elemental state and check a wind elemental out the is ep, you can take it out fine, but if you alter your equipment for wind/earth and try the same mob it will drop much easier and faster, with no changes made to the mob or it's con. my suggestion is to get to know our mobs and there weaknesses, and to adjust accordingling for such mobs. Feel free to carry extra equipment to switch out on the spot as mob requires it. If you don't know don't try. IMO this is the reason that we have many people saying I was lvl 50ish and it was tough, with an updating saying that was too weak to my lvl 40ish ... Oh and I love the worms, cant persue so best mobs to solo on imo, attack with stone/ga, silence, rasp, bind, but very prone to ranged attacks and magic, need to rest a bit, simply back up enough and rest up. perhaps SE could add a "mob insight" to the check like the fishing system now has. "The .... is decent chalenge <this could take a while> or <I don't think i can take it by mself> or <will probably kill your whole party> or <should go down swiftly>". another thought you could also watch your tp as a varible for /checks (once you have a weaponskill) if you got 290% TP ready for use than expect to swing a little harder. If you just zoned build your tp up before fighting the first even match you come accross. Just my thoughts now back to {work} /sigh.
RE: Easy prey?!?
# Oct 15 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
weather or not you can solo an EP or DC mob demends on your jop and equipment. the checking system is not messed up at all, it tells you how much xp a mob will give you, not if you can beat the mob or not. if the system checked mobs based on how easy they were to kill you would be fighting IT+ mobs and some would give less then 100 xp. it would suck to think "ill solo a DC with my 2hr for some xp, then you fight it and it gives you 12 xp cause its 9 levels below you but checked as DC.

RE: Easy prey?!?
# Sep 28 2004 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Yeah this annoys me too - the Rarabs con as EP to my 39THF - and then proceed to kill me before I can get them much below half health, and I too have the best armour, best weapons and maxed skills.

Not very Easy. :(
lvl range
# Sep 26 2004 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
well ive seen EP as a lvl 39DRG, and ive seen ITs too, i heard that there are some EMs to lvl 60s+... so im guessing its a lvl range of 36-(60-70?)
# Sep 26 2004 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if this area is good for any kind of fishing whatsoever?
# Sep 26 2004 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
Is there a Map of the island that could be posted here? It seems that there are only maps of the Buburimu side ok the Bay and the Manaclipper routes. I didnt have a map when i explored the area so i couldn't see the island's paths. If anyone has a map of Purgonorgo(sp?) Island please post it :)

Edited, Sun Sep 26 12:09:36 2004
RE: Island
# Sep 27 2004 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
There is a vendor at the top of the first flight of stairs that sells the map for Bibiki bay. when you buy it, you will have the map to Purgonorgo and I assume the other Tour areas

Hope that helps :)
# Sep 25 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
The mobs around the "town" area conned EP to DC to me at 41 (RDM) but as I explored the area more I began to find things that were IT++ namely a whole family of mob class called Hobgoblins (they look like goblins so maybe its the same family)and some of the Efts, bunnys and dhamel also became IT++. A 59BLM from my LS went thru the same area and also found them to be IT so there's a very wide level range here so becareful!
Brief Overview of the area
# Sep 23 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Yes there are mobs in the "town" if you want to call it that. It isnt really a town, but it is basically a lot of mobs...Marine Dhalmels (level 35-40ish probably), Efts (same level) and some rarabs. There is a dock there with a man standing there selling tickets for the Manaclipper boat for 80 gil a piece. We went out to one of the islands (There are 3 and it is on a rotation as to where the boat goes) and once we got to the island it is about a 30 minute wait for the boat to come back. You can go clamming here for 500 gil a bucket, which will break if you fill it up too full and there are a few clamming areas on the beaches here. You can clam in the same area more than once and the clamming areas never go away and never move. The mobs here were Easy Prey (a few too weaks) for my level 50 Paladin and NOTHING aggroes over there. I also would not recommend fighting the green slug looking things and to stay FAR away from anybody fighting them. I think they are called Stagmites or something like that... I cannot remember. Anyway, I was with a level 50 Ranger, 62 BLM and we took one on that spawned on the boat over there well, it gave us a run for the money and luckily there was a high level WHM there. This thing has the worst poison I have ever experienced and his poison attack is a area attack. It drained like 20 hp per click and it clicked often.. ALSO to make matters worse, it has automatic life regeneration and it regens fast. luckily these things do not aggro, but stay away if somebody is fighting them.. I got poisoned twice just walked by one. Also, there are the black Mandragoras over here (like in the BCNM 40) which are pretty easy, pugils and toucans (birds) and slimes. Just so you know.. the drops here suck and I was unable to get a single thing to drop except a lousy bird egg and that was it in 2 hours of killing over here. Also, my fishing skill is only level 9, but I was only able to fish out Bastore Sardines, Cobalt Jellyfish and Quus. Also, you can go clamming here. It costs 500 gil to clam and he gives you a bucket that you can fill up. You can put about 5-8 things in the bucket before it breaks and if it breaks you lose everything and **** the guy off that gives it too you pretty bad.. lol. Clamming spots can be found on any of the beaches (usually 2 per beach) and they never move, so you can go back to them over and over, but there is a delay between how often you can clam in an area. Also, more than one person can use a clamming area as it never goes away and never moves. I was able to dig up pebbles, Bibiki Slugs, and Jacnives... The only bad thing is that your clamming kit is a key item and you cannot throw things back that you dont want, so you have to go back to the guy that gave you the bucket and turn it in and he takes the bucket and gives you the contents.. Then, if you want to do more clamming, you have to pay another 500gil to do it. It can get expensive and so far on my server only 3 have sold of the bibiki slugs for 500gil and a few Jacnives for 300gil. By the way, eft skin goes for a lot of money on my server (like 3k a piece) but they just dont seem to like dropping them. Good luck and have fun in this area and post anything you find. Also, if anybody is able to find out what is up with the NPC "??? Warmachine" on the back of the island that only goes "<clunk, clunk>" when you click on it, post it. It looks pretty scary but I am sure it is some kind of quest.
RE: Brief Overview of the area
# Sep 30 2004 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
I was there yesterday as Lv.1, nothing aggroes except the slime-type monster.
RE: Brief Overview of the area
# Sep 23 2004 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
331 posts
Also i believe Krakens aggro. Also a word of warning Krakens can be pulled up while fishing, it appeared IT- to me at lvl40. Also the poison by the Stagmites (or whatever) is bad! 23 ticks each time, I had full health 747HP and i died from it. It is AoE and it sucks!!

Also can get shall shells when clamming.

Edited, Fri Sep 24 00:06:19 2004
RE: Brief Overview of the area
# Sep 23 2004 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
67 posts
I did quite a bit of clamming, and besides the slugs, jacknives, and pebbles, I also got a piece of ingeous rock (but lost it when my bucket broke on the 3rd item).

I also saw somebody fish up 2 NM pugs called Bibiki Pugil. That was on the beach just east of the dock.

Isobel | Mithra RNG/NIN | Titan server | PhynixKnights linkshell

Edited, Thu Sep 23 15:15:49 2004
RE: Brief Overview of the area
# Sep 23 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
NOTHING aggroes over there

Not entirely true. After thinking the same thing and walking by dozens of the same mob over and over again....Vicous Clot do aggro.
RE: Brief Overview of the area
# Oct 13 2004 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
Do you have a <pos> where Viscous Clot cn be found? And does it drop Garhada Teak Lumber?
# Sep 23 2004 at 7:55 AM Rating: Decent
909 posts
Okay, I heard that some of the mobs are somewhat in the town a bit. Is this true? I havn't had time to check it out yet, but I will this afternoon, ^^. I was just wondering, so I'll know whether to keep my guard up or not, ^^.
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party lvl
# Sep 23 2004 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
It looks more like this would be a good area for a group of around lvl 30 to party. I am lvl 44 and the mobs at the zone(dhamels,rarabs,efts,etc.) are all easy to me.
# Sep 23 2004 at 1:55 AM Rating: Excellent
228 posts
I was origally told by one of my friends that Bibiki Bay was supposed to be an area around the same level as Qufim. I was totally psyched because I despise Qufim and I want someone just as good to level in. But after reading a few posts here, it doesn't look like that's the case. Can anyone confirm that ther are mobs that level 20-25 can level off of in relative safety?
# Sep 22 2004 at 8:37 PM Rating: Good
I've been running around this place for a while and see further in the zone a few high level mobs. Once you get into F8 everything becomes IT... and even though I'm only 58, I was with a 64 RDM and he said the same. Various Hobgoblins (Alastor, Blagger, Physician, Angler, Toreador, Venerer, Fascinator and Animalier), Cataoblepas (a kind of Dhamel), Tropical Rarabs and Tartarus Efts.

I think that's it.

- Odin

Edited, Wed Sep 22 21:52:32 2004
Notes from Launch Party
# Sep 20 2004 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
468 posts
I got to wander around this zone for about 15 minutes on Saturday night, during the Square Enix release party in Milpitas.

This zone connects also to the "Manaclipper" zone, which is the catamaran boat you've seen in the pictures. I'm guessing that Bibiki Bay is divided into two sections, separated by water. The Manaclipper takes you from one section to the other.

Mobs I saw and fought here include Marine Dhalmels, Goblin Pathfinders, Acrophies, black Mandragoras orf some sort, squiddy things with shells, birds and rarabs. They were all TWW for the level 60 characters we got to play.

Edited, Mon Sep 20 14:42:31 2004
# Sep 19 2004 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
215 posts
You guys are a class act... don't even understand the point of an EXPANSION PACK. Why on earth would they allow just anyone to etner areas from the expansion pack... then it wouldn't be one. Perhaps if you guys actually read www.playonline.com and, in FFXI. You'll see that JP/EU got it 5 days before us. Stop taking out your childish angers on SE. They're not forcing you to play the game.

わかり ます か? (’−‘)ノ
RE: Umm....
# Sep 25 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
No one said that we expect to go into the new areas without buying the expansion pack. At least I did not.

I'm guessing the the U.S. is SE's biggest market and one would think that it would pay special attention to it. Yes, SE is a Japanese company and, yes, it makes sense that the expansion pack would be released in Japan first.

I was trying to have a little fun with my comments ... not really compaining.

#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 18 2004 at 2:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Friggen SE if from what everyone's saying about JP players going into expansion area's then SE started up content ID's for them!!
# Sep 17 2004 at 10:51 AM Rating: Default
is this secret entrance on the same beach as the cave to onzozo?
RE: hmm
# Sep 17 2004 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
South Beach ... can't miss it now because there are dozens of players going through there. All are high lvl Japanese.

Just follow the crowd.

Alexander server.
Secret Cave
# Sep 15 2004 at 9:35 PM Rating: Excellent
This secret cave is the entrance to Bibiki Bay!

F-10 on your map.

Edited, Wed Sep 15 22:42:32 2004
Secret Cave
# Sep 15 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
Down on the beach all day in Buburimu Pen. ... suddenly dozens of players are traveling by me and disappearing into a secret cave! I try to follow .... but nooooooooooooooooooo ... I can't because I don't have the expansion pack.

Checked all players ... all are Japanese. Hmmmmm.

Edited, Wed Sep 15 22:45:30 2004
# Sep 15 2004 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
is this place for the expansion set???????????
RE: ????
# Sep 25 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
um, yea :P
# Sep 15 2004 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
242 posts
Map of Bibiki Bay can be bought from Ludwig in Mhaura (3000 gil)

Edited, Wed Sep 15 05:52:43 2004
RE: map
# Sep 25 2004 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
284 posts
Where exactly is Ludwig?
RE: map
# Sep 27 2004 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
Go Into Mhaura.
Up the Stairs.
First NPC on the left.
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