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.In all of the above instances, items can be sold for gil as well.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 XII, most monsters do not drop gil but instead drop loot, which can be sold for both gil and access to exclusive Bazaar items.
The multiplier is increased by 1 when the player kills an enemy without receiving damage; the multiplier cannot exceed x9.
The multiplier is reset to 1 when the player takes hit, or when winning/losing/escaping a battle.
In Final Fantasy XII, Penelo can briefly be seen holding a pair of coins presumed to be gil, one silver and one gold, with unclear detailed markings on them.
This suggests that gil is loosely based on the Japanese yen (円) or ancient Chinese coins, with the Final Fantasy X gil coins appearing very similar to yen coins.
The currency is predominantly circulated in coins of varying value.