The currency is predominantly circulated in coins of varying value.The only mention of paper gil in the series is in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, where Luso delivers a letter containing several gil notes.Trickplay's ability, Gold Mountain, increases the amount of gil received after battle by 800 gil every time it is used.The sell price for items is half the buy price, while Materia sells for its AP value, except mastered Materia, which sells for significantly more.In Final Fantasy XIII players must find item spheres containing gil, or sell premium items. Some games offer the player the chance to win more gil from battles by using certain accessories or abilities, and some penalize the player an amount of gil for fleeing from battle.
Gil may be dropped by the party after successfully escaping from battle just like its predecessors. Gil Toss can be used by Setzer to attack enemies with gil if he equips Heiji's Jitte.
Gil can in most games be found in treasure chests and often as awards for subquests.
Most Final Fantasy games allow gil to be won from enemies, but there are exceptions.
In Final Fantasy VIII, the player earns a regular salary based on their See D ranking.
In Final Fantasy XII, most monsters do not drop gil but instead drop loot, which can be sold for both gil and access to exclusive Bazaar items.
At the Gold Saucer amusement park, GP is used to pay for many attractions, while others charge gil. GP cannot usually be exchanged with gil, but a man randomly appears outside the park who sells the player GP for 100 gil apiece.