That's a great idea.
Tge clown may appear again, it's a good boost to your pocket getting his questions right, specially in the forst times you find him, so good luck.
There are other enemies that will appear with the special battle music the clown has, so keep an eye to them as well, I loved'em.
FF9 atmosphere is great, you can already access a chocobo forest near the groto, there is a enemy that'll be hard right now to beat close to it, but try getting there anyway, the chocobo minigames are nice, it helps a lot too to you to know the map better.
Hope you guys love it as much as I did.