Items are a very important part of the game, and become very useful tools in battle. Items can be used to restore lost health or mana, to increase character stats permanently or temporarily, to cause damage to opponents, and even to assist you in the plot. The items are divided into four main categories: defensive, offensive, menu/field, and chocobo. Defensive are the items that restore a character’s health or mana, or increases their defensive stats temporarily.
Offensive items do damage to enemies in battle, by taking away your opponents health, magic, or temporarily causing status changes. They can also increase character attack stats temporarily. Menu or Field items are items that are used in the story, or increase character stats permanently. Finally, Chocobo items are those which assist you in catching chocobos in battle, such as greens or seeds.