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Final Fantasy X Secrets FAQ ver 2.0  by DokiWaku

  Welcome to my Final Fantasy X Secrets FAQ. I'll keep my rants short here and
get right to business. All of these quests are easily done once you have access
to your airship to freely select locations, although some may require that you
have started the battle with sin and then returned to your ship after the fight
with Seymor, but before the final fight against Jeckt.

Airship Passwords and Coordinates

In your airship menu you have 3 options


We are concerned with the latter 2.

  First we have some passwords. These can be found by reading the Al Bhed
symbols scattered throught Spira once you have enough of the dictionaries to
actually read them correctly. Here are a few passwords to enter. They must be
entered in hiragana. If you don't know hiragana, go find a cheapo book at B&N
or the like. Even the $10 travel size books usually have the 2 Japanese
alphabets listed.

GO tsu DO HA N DO  = Kinokoiwa Valley Bottom  (the lowercase tsu means use the
smaller tsu from the middle of the character list)

BI KU TO RI A SU = Bisaido Ruins 1
MU RA SA ME = Bisado Ruins 2

  Once you enter these, you can select the new area from the list (it will even
show up with a little box that says 'NEW'.

  Then there are the coordinates. You can freely move the cursor around the
map. On the left X,Y,Z coordinates are shown. Z is just elevation and is
unimportant. So here are some X,Y locations to use. Just press the O button to
search these spots and the new location will appear in your List menu.

X-74 Y-36 = Omega Ruins
X-15 Y41 =  Sanubia Sand Dune
X-16 Y-57 = Ebon Temple
X-31 Y-73 = Bisaido Rainbow Waterfall
X-34 Y-58 = Mihem Abovewater Ruins
X-42 Y-57 = Kinokoiwa Battle Ruins

The Magic Mirror

  Now that you have all these new locations you may notice there are a few
boxes that you cannot open. These are magically sealed and required a charged
magic mirror. So let's go through what we need to do to get one....

  Start off in the Nagi Plains (the huge open grassy field area with a small
shop area in the center) Depending on what entrance you came from there should
be a chocobo rider who will give you a chocobo to ride nearby. Once you have a
chocobo, head to the southeast corner of the map. You will see a small yellow
feather near what looks like a broken bridge. Press the O button and you will
jump down to a small ledge. Continue down the path to the very purdy Remaria

  Inside the shrine you can face challenges against the summon spells you have
earned thus far. You will need to beat all 8 summons here eventually. After
toying with this for a bit, head outside to the right side of the temple. Talk
to the chocobo and you can race in a mini game against another chocobo. If you
make it to the center before the other chocobo you are rewarded with a
mirror... but it isn't magically charged yet. Note that you can continue to
race and gain other items, but it requires getting the flags and chests in
certain amounts. Word on the board is you get something good for getting 5
chests and still winning the race.

  Now take your mirror to the forest town of Makarania south of Nagi Plains.
There is a mother and son standing together near the beginning of this town.
Talk to each of them a few times. Then go right and then north. There will be a
small area with a few people standing around. Talk to each of them. One of them
(the boy's father) will run off. Go back to the first area and talk to the
mother and father a few times each. Now run up the glowing, sparkly path to the
left. Talk to the son and head up the north path. You can now charge your
mirror (only need to do this once). Your mirror will now open the chests and
walls that contain each character's ultimate weapon. Also note that once you
have a powerup scroll for an ultimate weapon, you need to return here to have
it imbued with the special powers.

Ultimate Weapons

  Keep in mind that the weapons stink at first (they keep you from gaining
AP!!!) but after you power them up, they rock. You must have the powered magic
mirror to open the chests and walls that contain the ultimate weapons!!!!

Ultima Weapon
Location:Northwest Nagi Hill
Power up Items: The Sunday regular and Holy scrolls
LV1.Nichirin no In => Ebon Dome
LV2.Nichiyou no Seiin => win last Nagi Hill chocobo race with a time of 0:0:0

Location:Nagi Hill
-Collect all monsters from Nagi Hill, use mirror to open box. (More on this
Power up Items: The Monday regular and Holy scrolls
LV1.Geturin no In => Beside Island Beach
LV2.Getuyou no Seiin => Defeat all summons at Remaria Shrine and release
summoner's spirit.

Knight of Tamanegi (Onion)
Location:Barji=Ebon Shrine, under lake where monster breaks through the wall
(after 2nd fight with him)
Power up Items: The Tuesday Regular and Holy scrolls
LV1.Kasei no In => Guatosalam, space for the deaths
LV2.Kayou no Seiin => evade thunder 200 times continuously at Thunder Hill.
Must be 200 in a row without being struck by lightning. To evade, wait for a
bright white flash and press the O button at the same moment. You will jump
back instead of getting hit and falling back. This will take quite some time.)

World Champion
Location:Get from Bartender at Luka Cafe after you win a few Blitzball
Powerup Items: The Wednesday Regular and Holy scrolls
LV1.Suirin no In =>Locker inside Blitzball Locker room in Luca.
LV2.Suiyou no Seiin => Blitzball prize...must win all of Wakka's overdrives
first. I won 60 games of Blitzball before winning this scroll. It was a prize
for a Ranking tournament of 10 games.
Location: Thunder Hill
-Activate 3 stones at Thunder Hill by pressing square. Find the Sabotender
ghost and follow him to a small ruin. Press square.
Powerup Items: The Thursday Regular and Holy Scrolls
LV1.Mokurin no In => Box at Gagazetto Mountain
LV2.Mokuyou no Seiin => Second Butterfly Mini-game in Makarania Forest (see

God Hand
Location:Bottom of Kinoko Canyon (use airship coordinates from above)
Powerup Items: The Friday Regular and Holy scrolls
LV1.Kinsei no In => West of Sanubia Desert in a whirlpool of sand, just before
LV2.Kinyou no Seiin => Clear the Sabotender Event at Bikaneru Desert (more on
this below)

Location: Kinoko Canyon Street
-Get rusted sword from Nagi Hill (actually a bit past Nagi hill... Go to north
east exit, then go under the second bridge instead of over it then go to the
right. There are a few people here, near them is a sword stuck in the ground.
Press O to grab it.
-Go to Kinoko Canyon Street, Find an elevator stone and go up and use the sword
on the statue of a man standing over a dead behemoth. Then use your powered
mirror on the symbol on the wall.
Powerup Items: The Saturday Regular and Holy scrolls
LV1.Dosei no In =>South of old Mihen Street
LV2.Doyou no Seiin =>Collect enough monsters for the Monster Trainer to unlock
10 special battles. (More on this below)

Nagi Hill Chocobo Races and Tidas Ultimate Weapon

To gain Tidas best weapon and holy scroll, you need to complete the Chocobo
races at Nagi Hill. To begin, find the STATIONARY person riding a chocobo near
the entrance (any entrance you come from, the rider will be nearby) One of the
options is to race. You must complete each race to unlock the next. The last
race is against another rider. Wining this once will allow you to pass the
guard in Northwest Nagi Hills to get Tidas ultimate weapon. To get to the
location of the weapon you must be on foot! The path is too small for a chocobo
to reach.
  Wining the last chocobo race with a time of 0:0:0 will earn the Holy Scroll
power up for Tidas weapon. To attain this time you need to gather as many
balloons as you can and avoid all the birds. The more balloons you collect, the
lower your time. If you have trouble, purposely time out by getting stuck on
the first turn in the path and letting the timer run out at 2 minutes. During
the following race, the birds will be easier to dodge.

Catching the Butterflies

  In the Makarania Forest you will find a parrot-man playing a harp. After
talking to him, to your immediate left is a butterfly. Upon touching it, you
begin another mini game challenge. You must collect all the blue butterflies
without touching ANY of the purple ones before the timer runs out. Touching a
purple butterfly starts a battle and costs you a few seconds. After completing
the first challenge, a similar challenge awaits on the next screen past the
parrot-man. Kimari's Holy scroll is won from this second challenge. Try not to
pop a blood vessel on this one. I got a little irate at this part (>_<)*[email protected]#$!

Capturing Monsters

  Capturing monsters is a pretty fun side-quest in the game. It is required for
quite a few of the optional quests. To begin, journey to Nagi Plains. To the
east of Nagi plains is a shop with a dragon wrapped around it. This is the
monster trainer. The weapons he sells here have a special ability that let you
capture monsters for him.  Any monster (except mechanical ones) that you kill
with these weapons is considered captured. When you capture one of every
creature from a given area, you receive a prize and you also unlock a special
battle. You get to fight this battle once for free. Afterwards you may select
the boss from the list and fight it again for a small fee. If you gather 10 of
each creature from an area you unlock another special battle. One bonus to
these fights is that dying will simply return you to the trainer, and not "Game
Over" you.
  At first, the only area available for creature capturing is Nagi Plains. Once
you have captured one of every creature from Nagi Plains, return to the Monster
Trainer. A chest will fall from the sky when you talk to him. This chest
contains Yuna's Ultimate weapon, and requires the powered magic mirror to open.
Now, if you talk to the Monster Trainer you can bring up a list of all the
areas in the game where you can capture creatures. The next area you should
work on is Gagazeto Mountain. Collecting one of every creature at the mountain
earns you a special seal that will remove one of the barriers that block your
path to the final Aeon in the game.

The regular area selection screen looks like this:

Bisaido                  Kirika
Mihen                    Kinoko
Jyoze                    Thunder Plains
Makaranya Forest         Bikaneru Desert
Nagi Plains              Cave Under the Valley
Gagazeto Mountain        Inside the body of Sin
Omega Ruins              Special Battle 1
Special Battle 2         Special Battle 3

Here is a rundown of each area's monsters, in the order they appear on the
monster trainer list:

Dingo - small dog
Condor - small bird
Water Pudding - a small blue slime

Daisonikusu - a lizard-like enemy
Killer Bee - yep, it's a bee.
Aero Element - a floating yellow magic symbol
Barusemu- a small seed-shooting plant

Mihen Fang - the first of many reused enemies... a small dog
Ipiria - another lizard type creature
Float Eye - a grey eyegore, a winged creature with one large eye
White Element - a floating blue magic symbol
Rarudo - small shell armored critter with fat claws
Valve - a small brown dragon
Bomb - a floating ball with pointy "hair"
Dual Horn - Beast with 2 large horns on his back

Raptor - another lizard
Gandaruva - Floating purple goblin with a peacock-like tail
Thunder Pudding - Not an offical Jello flavor.... A green & yellow slime
Red Element - Floating red magic symbol
Ramashyutou - blue & yellow dragon
Garuda - a large winged creature.

Garumu - a dog
Shimarugu - small brown bird
Bite Bagu - another bee
Snow Pudding - light blue slime
Banipu - small shell armored critter with fat claws and weird yellow jelly on
his back
Bajirisuku -  large orange serpent dragon
Ochyu - Huge plant with several tall arms

Thunder Plains
Meryujinu - a lizard
Aero Jyu - a red floating goblin remake
Buiru - a green eyegore
Gold Element - floating yellow magic symbol
Kusariku - blue dragon with spikes going down spine
Raruva - a floating demon skull
Iron Giant - a huge armored warrior with a large sword in hand
Sabotenda? - the tiny cactus guy himself

Makaraya Forest
Suno Urufu - Hey! It's another dog!
Shumeruke - and another lizard too!
Wasp - oh look another bee!
Evil Eye - a Blue eyegore clone....
Ice Pudding - is it ice or is it pudding?
Blue Element - floating blue magic symbol
Murufushu - small shell armored critter, with ice crystals on his back
Mafuto - small shell armored critter, with smoke coming out of him
Kushibosu - spike legged reptile
Chimera - a beat with several different animal heads and a snake for a tail

Bikaneru Desert
Sand Wolf - dog
Arukyuone - small black bird
Mushyuiushyu - green dragon with horns
Zuu - a huge black bird
Sandworm - a huge worm... the spice must flow!
Sabotenda - the real tiny cactus guy <-- really good AP

Nagi Plains
Sugoru - dog
Nebirosu - a red bee
Flame Pudding - a red slime
Juriddo  - another little armor critter
Hedge Viper - black serpent dragon
Ogre - a fat Chewbaca
Claw - a white tiger with really big whiskers
Chimera Brain - a black & red version of the Chimera
Moruboru - a large plant with many eyes and teeth, tentacles for legs

Cave Under the Valley
This is the area where you find the Aeon Youjimo
Youi - lizard again
Garukimasaera - Red floating goblin
Dark Element - a floating black magic symbol
Nizuheggu - red dragon with large horns
Soun - a brown mushroom
Varaha - white beats with 4 horns on this back
Ehijyu - a spike legged reptile
Ghost - a floating demon skeleton with a glowing tail
Tonbery - a small green guy with a knife and a lantern

Gagazeto Mountain
This area includes the snowy mountain, the caves and the underwater parts of
the caves.
Bandersnatch - a.... wolf, not a dog, yeah that's it
Aliman - yellow eyegore clone
Dark Pudding - Bill Cosby's favorite slime
Grenade - a blue bomb type enemy
Guratto - a blue seed-shooting plant
Grendel - blue beast with 4 horns on his back
Ashura - a 4 armed yeti
Mandrake - huge plant with tall arms
Behemoth - a giant purple beast with a brown Mohawk
Supurashya -  piranha fish, sometimes in groups of 2 or 3
Akeorosu - angel-like fish
Rising Spike - a large fish with 2 huge horns

Inside the Body of Sin
Anti Sansan - blue mushroom
Rise - another ghost enemy
Urufuramaita - iron giant on the right
Urufuramaita-   iron giant on the left
Devil Mosorisu - dragon skeleton in stone
Great Moruboru - a stronger version of the moruboru
Barubatoisu - a fat demon wearing huge armor
Adamantium - giant turtle
King Behemoth - a stronger version of the behemoth that casts Meteo as it dies

Omega Ruins
Zarasu - the final lizard enemy
Death Float - the last eyegore
Black Element - a floating black magic symbol
Haaruma - a familiar looking armor critter
Piuroborusu - a golden bomb creature
Spirit - a demon ghost
Mechii - a spike legged reptile
Master Claw - an orange tiger with long whiskers
Master Tonberi - a stronger version of the tonberi from the cave under the
Varuna - a demon that looks a lot like Diabos.

  I didn't bother listing the names of the special battles. All you really need
to know about these is that you earn them by collecting monsters. No, I didn't
keep track of what area unlocked which battle... I just earned them all as fast
as I could. To unlock all the special battles, collect 10 of every creature
from every area. Then you need to defeat all the special battles to unlock the
final special battle - a super powered version of the Omega weapon. He is
painful. If you defeat this battle you earn 10 Master Spheres. These spheres
will instantly earn ANY one sphere on the sphere board from any location.
Almost useful, but would have been more helpful about 50 hours earlier in the
game (^_^;;
  So you want tips for defeating all the special battles? Go get all the
ultimate weapons and power ups first! You need to be able to hit for 99,999 to
be able to defeat many of these battles. Having at least one character over
9,999 HP helps a lot to. I used Tidas, Auron and Wakka for all the battles and
just healed and used Overdrives. There are a few tricky battles where you need
to cast reflect on yourself and cast magic on yourself to hit the enemy, but
this is nothing new to the world of Final Fantasy. If you take the time to do
all the other stuff first, the super battles are a lot easier. They are still
pretty hard though! Also note, special battle 1,2 & 3 are not the direct
translation of the names of these menus. I just didn't feel like digging
through my dictionaries to look them up. I am sure the creature names are a bit
off too, but mostly this list is just to help you figure out what creature you
are missing.

Getting Second Overdrive for Valfor
  Go back to the first town and talk to the woman and dog by front left side of
the temple. If they aren't there wait a bit and they will show up. Or walk
around and talk to everyone. You'll know you have it when some yellow text pops
up. Apparently you can do this fairly early in the game, but I got it rather
late (^_^;;
  Also note, this is the ONLY summon that gets a second overdrive. Valfor
needed it anyhow. His other one sucked.

Getting Aeon Youjimbo.
  Go to the northeast exit of Nagi Plains (popular area isn't it?) Now go under
the second bridge instead of over it. Take a left on the next area into a cave
area. Follow the path onward and you will fight against Youjimbo and then
continue on. At the end of the cave you will reach the summon chamber. 
Youjimbo tells you he doesn't work for free. Offer him some cash for him to
join. He asks for 300,000 but apparently some people have offered him less and
gained him anyway. Personally I gave him 310,000. I figure there has to be a
difference. Some have said you gain some extra items this way. I am not sure.
Now when you cast him, he has 2 commands. Pay him to attack, and return. Paying
him 1 coin will get his 3 regular attacks. Paying him 0 coin will make him
leave. If the enemy can be killed with an instant death spell and you pay him
over 100,000 coin, he hill do a special attack and chop off their head. I guess
they count this as his overdrive since when his meter fills nothing happens.
This is best viewed by saving first and then giving him all your money. Then
reset after you see it. You won't need to use it most of the time since it is
so darn costly and doesn't work on bosses.

Magic Pots
  A common enemy from several Final Fantasy games, the Magic pot makes a return
in Youjimbo's dungeon. If you have the ability to see enemy data you will
notice that these have a HUGE amount of hit points. There are 5 places to
attack. 4 of them are good, 1 is bad. You can gain elixirs, phoenix downs, and
other items by attacking the good ones, but be careful! Choose the bad ones and
the pot will explode for massive damage. So far, tossing an item to the Magic
pot has had the same result as attacking it, so save your elixirs.

Getting Aeon Anima.
  To get Anima you must first get each of the six special items by completing
the optional puzzles at each shrine. All of these optional puzzles involve
locating a special purple stone that you use somewhere to open a way to a
hidden chest. The hidden chest will contain the special item needed for Anima.
Note that these items do not appear in any of your item lists.  You may have a
hard time getting back into these shrines until the end of the game, so I
suggest getting them on your first visit. I will not list the way to get these
other than to say, after you open the way in or out of the shrine, keep messing
with things and you will be rewarded. Some of them are pretty tricky and
require resetting the pushable pillars a few times, or pushing a pillar off a
cliff with different stones in them (hint)
  Since many have written me about the item in Ebon Dome, I will try and point
you in the right direction. This one tricked me as well. In the first area,
where you have to step on tiles to make certain patterns appear, you will
notice the monitor is now displaying 7 white squares. You must light up only
the 7 white squares on the floor of the 2 rooms to get the purple stone. From
there you should be able to figure it out.
  Once you have all 6 special items use the airship to go to X-16 Y-57 = Ebon
Temple. This is the first area of the game. You need to jump in the water. Dive
down and explore with the X button (to leave this area again use the Square
button) Be warned! You must fight the boss from the beginning of the game and
he isn't playing this time. After the fight enter the door and swim up. Enter
this door and you will be in a room with a magical seal and 6 statues. As you
walk in from of each statue it will light up if you have the stone. Here is the
order they are arranged by (you can touch them in any order, but this may help
if you are missing one)

Upper Left=Besido
Middle left=Makaranya
Bottom left=Ebon Dome
Upper right= Beberu
middle right=Jyoze
bottom right=Kirika

  Once all 6 are little the way is cleared and you get Anima. Boy he's strong,
isn't he? On your way out, search the area that the giant fish broke through
for Lulu's Ultimate weapon, and then press square to exit the water.

Revisit the Aeon Shrines

  For a while, you cannot reenter the Aeon temples. After you have fought the
airship battle against Sin and Seymour inside of Sin, return to your airship.
Revisit Seymour's hometown and go to the portal where you can speak with the
spirits. Talk to the village elder there. You can now revisit all of the Summon
shrines. If you do revisit the shrines, there are small cinemas where you talk
with the spirits of the aeons and you can gain a few nifty extra items. You may
not need to revisit Seymour's hometown. I am not 100% sure. You should do it
anyways though since it is a special scene in the game and adds to the plot.

Getting the Last Aeon, The Magu 3 Sisters

  Note that getting this one takes some effort, and also note that you will
almost never lose once you have them. You need to have all the other aeons
first. Go get them all. You need to capture the creatures from Nagi Valley and
then Gagazeto Mountain for the monster trainer as outlined earlier. Then go to
the Remaria Shrine and battle against each of your summons. Once you beat them
all, the woman will give you an item. You then use the 2 items to break the 2
seals blocking the door. Once the seals are gone, Yuna walks in, and then walks
out and you have the overpowered & goofy looking Magu 3 Sisters aeon. The Magu
3 sisters were the babel tower boss battle in FF4 (FF2 in the states). This is
an odd choice for a last aeon in the game, but they are pretty strong. Make
sure to challenge the summoner on your way out to battle the Magu sisters and
gain Yuna's Holy scroll. Pretty simple battle with Anima really. If you have
his Overdrive ready, it's a one-move win.

Custom Super Weapons and Armor

  You can make custom super weapons and armor if you have a lot of time and
Gil. I advise using these only with a blank 4 slot weapon or armor. You can buy
these from a boy at the beginning of the Makaranya Forest after you have beaten
Seymour inside of Sin.  Here are a few of the better things you can do with
your equipment:

Exceed Max Damage
  With this ability equipped on your weapon you can hit for a max of 99,999
instead of only 9,999. You need 60 Dark Matter. You can win these from many of
the special battle 1 fights at the Monster Trainer. When you equip this ability
on a weapon, the name of the weapon changes as well.

Exceed Max HP
  A lot harder to earn, this ability is equipped in your armor and allows you
to have more than 9,999 HP. It is very hard to raise your HP very far past
9,999 though, even if you use the additional abilities of HP +30% and the like.
To gain the Exceed Max HP ability you need 30 Wings of Heaven. The only method
I know of to gain these items is by using the Wairu (Bribe) command. If you
bribe the Maruboru in Nagi Plains and pay the amount 540,000 he will leave
behind 4 Wings of Heaven. Very expensive, but well worth it when you want to
beat the special battles.

Auto Haste
  Automatically casts haste on you at the beginning of battle.You need to steal
80 Chocobo Wings (not feathers) from the Sabotenda special battle. You can only
steal 2 at a time. Once you have this in your armor though, you will have a
much easier time.

Auto Phoenix
  This ability is equipped on your armor. When a fellow party member dies in
battle, you will automatically use a phoenix down on them. Save you a lot of
turns if you die a lot. You need 30 Mega Phoenix items for this ability. Not
sure of a good place for them, but the Monster trainer gives you 99 of them at
one point for capturing creatures.

No Random Encounters
  There is an ability you can add to armor equipment to avoid random battles
completely. The ability is called "enkaunto nashi" (no encounter). You need 30
"kiyome no shio" (purifying salts). You can steal these from zombie Ebon
soldiers in the Ebon Dome. I have also found a few pieces of armor that have
this ability already while fighting in Omega Ruins and inside the body of Sin.

Sabotender mini games

  First, in the Thunder Valley there are several stones with the Sabotender
symbol carved into them. You can activate some of them by pressing square on
them. When you have 3 of them activated, go to the southern area of the Thunder
Valley. You can see a faint ghost of a Sabotender running around. Follow him
and press square. You will pray at a shrine ruin and gain Kimari's best weapon.

  In the desert before Rikku's home, there is another stone with a Sabotender
symbol on it. Press square to activate it and remove the sandstorm. Now you
have to catch 10 Sabotender in a mini game. Here's how it works. After
activating the stone once, go back to the beginning of the desert area. You
will see a Sabotender on the right, next to the first save point. Talk to him
and you will play a game of "Red light, Green light" You can only run at him
when he isn't looking at you. If you keep running you lose. There is also a
timer. If you catch him you get to fight him and gain a good bit of AP. Even if
you fail you gain a special sphere. Take this sphere back to the Sabotender
stone. You need to repeat this process, looking for 10 different Sabotender
total, returning with each stone before searching for another. Here is a list
of where to find them. Note that the order may be different for you. Sorry
there aren't a lot of good landmarks to go by to give better directions.

1.Near Save Point at Oasis
2.Save point inside tent (just touch the save point then cancel)
3.Search the 20% off sign near the Sabotender stone
4.2 Sabotenders running back and forth near ruins to the west
5.Save point at somewhere in the desert
6.lower left corner of save point near ruins
7.west side of the cactus statue area
8.Go back to the first save point in the desert, watch a small scene, then go
to the roof of your airship
9. Inside a treasure chest to the southwest
10. Inside a whirl of sand in Sabotender stone area.

  Once you get all 10, the sandstorm in the desert will subside and you can get
the 2 chests below.

Locked Chest in Al Bhed Home
  When Al Bhed is under attack you can find a room to the right that has a
unique treasure chest. This one has a combination lock one it. The trick to
this puzzle is first to have enough of the Al Bhed books to know what it is
saying and then using the clues to do math for the answer. Or you can just
input 5633 and be done with it. Not to worry if you missed this one though,
it's just a sphere, not a super important item.

Jeckt Shoot
  The Jeckt Shoot is Tidas Father's signature move in Blitzball. You learn it
on the boat journey to Luca. The move is learned in a basic "whack a mole"
fashion. I learned it pretty fast by using the smash the buttons a whole lot
technique and got it on my third try. During the normal storyline, you only get
one shot at learning the move. If you failed to get the move, return to the
boat with your airship by visiting the second village (the one with Huts and
docks) Get on the boat to the south and choose the second option (Luca) Now go
to the deck of the ship. Press the O button on the Blitzball and keep at it
till you get it. The move makes winning Blitzball games a lot easier. There is
also a Jeckt Shoot 2 that you can win as a prize in the Blitzball tournaments,
but you must have earned all 3 of Tidas Key Abilities listed on his data page.
The Jeckt Shoot 2 hit's 3 people and then turns the ball invisible before
shooting to the goal. Yuna says Jeckt showed her the Jeckt Shoot 3 when she was
a child, so this may be earnable as well. Personally I needed a break from
Blitzball, so I'll get back to this sometime.

Gaining Tidas' Overdrives

  To gain Tidas' overdrives, just keep using them over and over. After a while
you will learn the next one up.

Gaining Wakka's Overdrives

  You can win new overdrive roulette types in the Blitzball Ranking and
Tournament modes. So far I have found 3 additional Overdrives in this way,
Attack Roulette, Status Roulette, and Ooruka Roulette. In my opinion, Attack
Roulette is the best. You can attack all targets 6 times or hit a lone enemy 18
times!!! If you have Wakka's ultimate weapon powered up and use this Overdrive,
things just die.

Lulu's Overdrive

  Because many people seem to have trouble with this, here is the skinny on
Lulu's Overdrive. Simply rotate the right analogue stick clockwise as fast as
you can. The number will go up the more you rotate the stick. I've gotten her
to cast 8 times this way. From what I have heard recently, the more you level
Lulu, the easier it is to cast multiple times and the number raises.

Gaining Auron's Overdrives

  For Auron, you need to find different Jeckt Spheres laying about the world.
Every time you view one of these spheres you learn more about Basaraka, Jeckt
and Auron's journey 10 years ago. Some of these will give Auron a new
Overdrive. You need to find all 10 to gain Auron's final overdrive. Jeckt
Sphere locations are available in Muni Shinobu's FAQ on

Kimari's Overdrives

  Kimari has an ability called Dragon Sword. Whenever you use this ability you
drain HP and MP from the enemy. If the enemy has a blue magic skill that Kimari
can learn, he will gain it automatically. His overdrive meter will also fill
all the way up, allowing you to test it out. Just try out his Dragon Sword on
all the enemies you can. The only one that seems remotlely tricky to earn is
"Sunshine " which you get from the Omega Weapon. Personally I find Kimari to be
a weak character and he is my lowest level character.

Rikku's Overdrives

  Rikku's overdrive combines items to create special attacks and powerups
during battle. You have to choose any 2 items to combine; even 2 of the same
kind will work. There are a lot of combinations to try. Have fun. I don't feel
like going through the headaches involved in trying all the combonations.
Someone else will take care of it soon I'm sure (^_^)

Memory Spheres

  You will notice Memory spheres in many of the game's inns. There is even one
at the first location of the game at the underwater Ebon Shrine to the left on
the first map. Using these combines all of your Al Bhed Books into a Al Bhed
dictionary that can be shared between other FFX saves. This way you can find
all 26 books and then start a new game and understand what the Al Bhed people
are saying (well if you know Japanese anyhow) Elsewhere on is a
detailed FAQ on the locations of the books, written by Muni Shinobu. Check it
out, and make sure not to miss books 19-21 as they are one shot only with no
way to get later.

Music and Movie Players

  In Luca there is a theater where you can playback music and video from the
game. Any music you have heard already, and any videos you have seen can be
replayed as often as you like. Dolby 5.1 can even be turned on if you support
it and have an optical cable attached to your system. To view the movies, you
must first purchase video spheres for the movies from the short guy on the
right, inside the theater. For music it's the guy on the left next to him.
After you buy the items just go to the counter to go to the auditorium area and
playback to your hearts' content. Note that you can view all of the video in
the game with the exception of the ending. To unlock all 50 of the videos, wait
till after you finish all of the fights against Sin. Then return to the Luca
Theater. I am still missing a few of the songs myself so I'm not sure how to
gain the last few of those.

HELP! I am hopeless stuck on this boss battle with Seymour!

  Regardless of which of these boss battles you are referring to here is a
simple strategy to follow for the under leveled gamer. Stop at the save point
just before the boss battle. Get in several fights where you do your best to
raise every character's Overdrive meter to full. Next, do the same with all of
Yuna's Aeons. Once you have done this, save your game. Sometimes even with
everything just right, the game can decide you aren't going to win. If you
still can't win even after having each aeon use it's overdrive and using all of
your character's overdrives, you need to level. Period. Run in circles and
fight for 2 to 3 hours to catch up to the level the game wants you to be at for
the fight.

Help! Sin just vaporized me! Game Over man!

  Yes, You need to kill him before he does that attack. Stick with regular
attacks and Overdrives. The aeons take too long. Remember to have Tidas or
Rikku tell Cid to move the Airship closer with the special command as well.
Honestly, I beat this battle on my second try. I was just caught off guard by
the whole "I will vaporize you now" attack of his.


  Removed.Muni Shinobu has released his bribe list FAQ on The info
I had before was from his posts.

Al Bhed Book Locations

  Muni Shinobu wrote a great FAQ for locating all 26 of the books (also on Besides being able to understand what the Al Bhed are saying,
collecting all 26 and visiting Lin on your airship will reward you 99 Reverse
Keys. You can use these to add the Double Overdrive ability to any 3 weapons.
This makes your Overdrive meter fill up twice as fast. Also note you cannot get
back into Al Bhed's Home once the missiles blow it to smithereens. Make sure
you get books 19-21 on your first go through the town!!!

How long is the game?

  The game is all on one DVD ROM. If you mean how long does it take to beat and
view the ending, about 45-50 hours. If you mean how many hours of gameplay are
there, I'm not sure. I am currently at 144 hours and still have a bit to
do....I have to earn Lulu's Holy Scroll and beat the super powered omega weapon
at the monster trainer. But for most people the game won't last past 60 hours.

Can I play FFX on my American PS2?

  No. There is NO WAY. Seriously. Yes, I am aware of all the different modchips
on the Market. There is the OrigaChip, which is only for early model Japanese
PS2s that allows US game playing, ...but they have 28 wires and are buggy ass
hell. There is also the NeoKey 1-3 and USB version NeoKey Chips... These allow
you to play bootleg copies of Import games, and WILL NOT PLAY IMPORT
ORIGINALS....  there is no bootleg version of FFX currently and if one becomes
available I want nothing to do with it. Most Boots of DVD games have corners
cut, such as degraded video and sound, allowing it to take up less space. The
no version of the Gameshark CDX bypasses the PS2 country code either. There is
no functional "Swap Method" either.
    In short the ONLY way to play the import version of FFX is on a Japanese
UNMODED PS2. If you have a Japanese PS2 that has a chip installed, you will
have to remove it in order to play.

One a scale of 1 to 10 how do you rate...
Is FFX better than...

  Please quit with these stupid immature questions. With games such as the
Final Fantasy series, opinions vary widely. Personally I like them all. I'd say
FF Tactics was my favorite, but that's just me. You should decide for yourself
and stop spaming the message boards.

Will this game swallow my soul?

Yes. It will.

Props and Shouts

  That is all for now. I don't see many more updates in this FAQ's future,
unless something big is found. A good portion of this FAQ was made possible
with the help of some of the people on the FFX message board at . Props to Iori Kusanagi, Mucals, MATEK, Bravni, DarkLoser, JL
Lee, Muni Shinobu, Peas on Earth and everyone else on the FFX message board for
info and generally making the message board fun to hang out in.

  You can mail me at [email protected] if you have trouble and I will help
you out if I can. If you ask a question that is easily answered by actually
reading this FAQ, I will make fun of you. Try to keep the questions the very least try to write the question in comprehensible


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