FF16 Weird Science Quest [Walkthrough]

Get the complete walkthrough on how to complete the FF16 Weird Science quest and beat the Bomb King in an efficient way.

Final Fantasy 16 is packed with many interesting and challenging side quests, and “Weird Science” is one of them. The quest is noteworthy as it grants us exceptional rewards that we can get only by completing the mission. Before starting the quest, players need to complete some prerequisites and follow certain steps to complete it efficiently. So, make sure not to miss out on the FF16 Weird Science quest and get all its substantial rewards. 

Key Takeaways
  • Unlock “Weird Science” in Final Fantasy 16 after starting the “Out of the Shadow” main quest.
  • Help Owain defeat the Bomb King and collect Bomb Ash samples.
  • Initiate the quest by interacting with Owain in the Hideaway and Nektar on the Hunt Board.
  • Head to the Crock, defeat the Bomb King using careful strategies against its attacks.
  • Collect Bomb Ash samples after defeating the Bomb King.
  • Return to Owain to complete the quest and receive rewards: 1x Treated Potion Satchel, 1x Black Blood, 900 Exp, and 40 Renown

How To Start The Weird Science Quest 

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Weird Science Quest [Image by eXputer]
You can get access to the Weird Science side quest as you start the “Out of the Shadow” main quest. The quest appears in the Hideaway once you finish helping Mid in completing her project. To initiate the quest, head inside the dungeon and interact with Owain, the Engineer.

Defeating The Bomb King

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Hunt Board [Image by eXputer]
To find the monster, fast travel to the Northreach, into the Dragon’s Aery, and keep moving southwards until you reach the Imperial Chase gate. From there, continue moving forward to The Crock, where you will encounter the monster. 

Bomb King Attacks

Defeating the Bomb King
The Bomb King [Image by eXputer]
In FF16, Bomb King casts two primary attacks, and if you know about each one, you can act accordingly and dodge it successfully to counterattack. When you’re in a fight against the boss, it is recommended to use Clive’s quick abilities that will maintain your mobility to quickly dodge his sudden AoE attacks. Against Bomb King, you will face the following type of attacks. 


Coronation is a slow-paced attack in which the boss surrounds himself with explosive flames and unleashes them on Clive. As the battle progresses, the Bomb King will unleash five fireballs during the attack.

King’s Justice

The King’s Justice is the most dangerous threat while encountering Bomb King. It is an advanced attack that the Bomb King will perform once his health depletes below a certain level. The King bashes himself into the ground to create a massive shockwave, followed by the spawning of a bomb army. These bomb enemies will try to come and shoot at you with small explosive projectiles. 

Weird Science Quest Rewards

Weird Science is one of the unique side quests in Final Fantasy 16 that grants you exceptional rewards that you can only get by completing the mission. Once you successfully complete the quest, you will get the following rewards.

  • 1x Treated Potion Satchel (increases Potion capacity)
  • 1x Black Blood
  • 900 Exp
  • 40 Renown

Other than that considerable amount of Exp and Renown, you will get a Treated Potion Sample that increases the Potion limit, giving you a fair advantage in combats.

That sums up the guide on how you can initiate and complete the Weird Science side quest. To win the battle effectively, read the attack of Bomb King and react accordingly, as he performs only certain types of attacks. Now that you’ve learned to complete the quest, make sure to check out other guides, such as How Battle Systems Work or All Characters In Final Fantasy 16. Lastly, you can also learn about Final Fantasy 16: All EikonsHow To Beat Benedikta, and Trophy List guides.


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