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Bravely Default

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Bravely Default

Bravely Default
Bravely Default logo.png

ブレイブリーデフォルト フライングフェアリー
Bureiburī Deforuto Furaingu Fearī


Silicon Studios


Square Enix (Japan), Nintendo (elsewhere)


Nintendo 3DS

Release date:

Japan October 11, 2012
For the Sequel
Japan December 5, 2013
Europe December 6, 2013
Australia December 7, 2013
United States February 7, 2014


Role-playing game


Single player


ESRB: Teen

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies is a Japanese role-playing game developed by Silicon Studios and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012 in Japan. A slightly enhanced version, titled Bravely Default: For the Sequel, was released in 2013. This version was used as the basis for the localized release, which was simply titled Bravely Default, although the title screen has the game's subtitle, Where the Fairy Flies.

The game is a successor to the Nintendo DS game Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. A direct sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer, released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2015. Another sequel, Bravely Default II, released for the Nintendo Switch on February 26, 2021.


This section is under construction. Therefore, please excuse its informal appearance while it's being worked on. We hope to have it completed as soon as possible.

Brave and Default[edit]

The battle system is purely turn-based, like the Famicom installments. However, characters can build up Brave Points (BP) to use during battle by defending using the "Default" command. Stored BP can be used via the "Brave" command to perform up to four actions in one turn. If your BP goes into the negatives, that character cannot until their BP goes back to 0, with their BP naturally regenerating by 1 every turn.


The game also makes use of the job system, most closely resembling the system in Final Fantasy V. The party is able to equip a second set of skills unique to a particular job and several passive abilities using a point system, where some abilities cost more points than others.
Every job can equip most weapons and armor, but some are better suited for certain jobs than others via a rank system; this multiplies the base stats of each piece of equipment when worn, up to 100% (double) their normal stats with an S rank. I.e. a sword with higher base stats than a rod could still have inferior damage output than said rod, if a Black Mage will be equipping it.

New jobs are obtained by getting "Asterisks", which are obtained by defeating certain bosses who are of said job.

list of jobs[edit]


Main article: Monk (Bravely Default)

White Mage

Main article: White Mage (Bravely Default)

Black Mage

Main article: Black Mage (Bravely Default)

Knight ...

Bravely Second[edit]

Main article: Bravely Second (mechanic)

Bravely Second is a special mechanic added to For The Sequel and retained in the localization release. The character who activates it will freeze time and can use Brave without consuming BP, and the damage limit (9999 per attack) will be removed. Bravely Second runs on SP (Sleep Points) and has to either be recharged via sleep mode, with eight hours giving you 1 SP, or buying an SP drink with real-life money.


The Bravo Bikini was edited in non-Japanese copies of the game to have no cleavage and for the panties to become shorts. The characters were also aged up in non-Japanese copies; i.e. Ringabel is 18 and not 21 in the original Japanese.

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