Final Fantasy 10

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ
Secrets
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  • Faster party

    Have your three fastest characters in your battle party formation to always get your initial turns faster. Then, just switch them out for slower characters, allowing them to go instead.

  • Easier Chocobo handling

    Hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 and your Chocobo will be easier to steer.

  • Keep items in Monster Arena

    When fighting in the Monster Arena, even if you die, you still keep any items you may have stolen.

  • Defeating Evrae Altana

    Use two or three Phoenix Downs on it to kill it instantly.

  • Overdrives

      Auron: Find different Jeckt Spheres laying about the world. Some of these will give Auron a new Overdrive. You need to find all ten to get Auron's final overdrive.

      Kimari: Use the Dragon Sword ability to drain HP and MP from the enemy. If the enemy has a Blue magic skill that Kimari can learn, he will gain it automatically. The only one that is difficult to get is "Sunshine", which you obtain from the Omega Weapon.

      Lulu: Rotate the Right Analog-stick clockwise as fast as possible. The number will go up the more you rotate it. The more you level Lulu up, the easier it is to cast multiple spells.

      Rikku: Rikku's overdrive combines items to create special attacks and power-ups during battle. You have to choose any two items to combine. Note: Two of the same kind will work.

      Tidus: Just keep using them over and over. After a while, he will learn his next Overdrive.

      Wakka: You can win new overdrive roulette (slots) types in the Blitzball Ranking and Tournament modes.

  • Hidden Aeons

      Yojimbo: In the Calm Lands, circle past the right side of the bridge leading to Mt. Gagazet, and descend into the gorge below. To the left of the Save Sphere is the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth. Proceed through the cave until you encounter a spirit. Defeat Yojimbo and speak to him to negotiate a fee for his services.

      Anima: Go to Baaj Temple with the Airship. Dive into the water and fight Geosgaeno. Defeat it and swim toward the underwater temple entrance. Approach the six statues on either side. There is one hidden item in each of Spira's six Cloisters of Trails. You should have five of these items, now get the last one from Zanarkand Dome. Solve the puzzle there and return with the last item and get your prize Aeon.

      The Magus Sisters: Capture all of the required types of fiends on Mt. Gagazet and return to the monster arena and get the Blossom Crown. You must possess all other Aeons, including Yojimbo and Anima. Next, go to Remiem Temple. Defeat Spathi, and receive the Flower Scepter. After defeating all of the Aeons at Remiem Temple, use the Blossom Brown and the Flower Scepter on the door in the back to unseal it and acquire the Magus Sisters.

  • Potions

    At the very beginning of the game, as you head down the long road to get to the Blitzball stadium, talk to the girl running around who talks about tickets more than once. Eventually she will say that tickets are sold out, and will ask if you can get tickets for her. Tell her you can, and she will reward you with two Potions.

    Near the start of the game, when you get on the S.S. Liki after getting Yuna, you should be able to explore the ship for a little bit. When you get to walk around, go downstairs. A man will talk to you about your clothes. After he is done talking, go to the only open room (on the left side) in the hallway. You should see a seasick man with his head out the window. On the far right of the screen, you should see a suitcase similar to the one Yuna was going to bring on the boat. Go up to it and press X to kick it. You will receive a Potion. Keep kicking it to get about fifteen free Potions.

    When you meet Yukku on the salvaged ship, talk to the man with a gun that has a knife on it. Talk to Yukku and talk to the other person. You can only understand Yukku, but after you talk to them all you will get three Potions.

  • Items

    After your ship docks at the first town (the one torn apart by Sin), proceed through the intermission sequence with Yuna, and you will find yourself in a hut. Exit the hut, and proceee to the left side of the screen. You will see a child on a pile of rubble. Press X near the child to rescue her before the rubble collapses. Proceed to the hut at the top right of the current screen for a free item from the chest.

  • Items from dodging lightning

    In the Thunder Plains, if you can dodge the lightning a certain number of times in a row, you will be rewarded with items. Additionally, if you get struck by lightning 30 times, you get an Ether. If you get hit 80 times, you get an Elixir.

    Times Dodged
    Item
    5
    Two X-Potions
    10
    Two Mega-Potions
    20
    Two MP Spheres
    50
    Three Strength Spheres
    100
    Three HP Spheres
    150
    Four Megalixirs
    200
    Venus Sigil

  • Hidden locations

    There are several hidden locations on the world map that you can find by selecting specific coordinates while aboard the airship. Move the pointer to the approximate coordinates and press X to search that region.

    Location
    X coordinate
    Y coordinate
    Baaj Temple
    11-16
    57-63
    Sanubia Desert
    12-16
    41-45
    Besaid falls
    29-32
    73-76
    Mi'ihen Ruins
    33-36
    55-60
    Battle Site
    39-43
    55-60
    Omega Ruins
    69-75
    33-38

  • Airship passwords

    There are hidden locations accessible by using the "Input" feature found in the airship command list. All passwords are case-sensitive.

      Pass No. 1: GODHAND
      Pass No. 2: VICTORIOUS
      Pass No. 3: MURASAME

  • Al Bhed Primer locations

      1. Al Bhed Salvage ship
      2. Besaid Village. Crusaders Lodge
      3. S.S. liki. Engine room
      4. Kilika.Tavern
      5. S.S. Winno. Bridge
      6. Luca Stadium. Basement B
      7. Luca theater. Reception
      8. Mi'ihen Highroad
      9. Mi'ihen Highroad. Newroad, North
      10. Mushroom Rock Road
      11. Djose Highroad
      12. Moonflow
      13. Guadosalam.House
      14. Thunder Plains. Agency (Tell Rin that your study is going okay)
      15. Macalania Woods
      16. Lake Macalania
      17. Sanubia Desert
      18. Sanubia Desert
      19. Al Bhed Home
      20. Al Bhed Home. Living Quarters
      21. Al Bhed Home. Main Corridor
      22. Bevelle Temple (Must acquire immediately after the wedding)
      23. The Calm Lands
      24. Remiem Temple (Near chocobo)
      25. The Calm lands
      26. Omega Ruins

  • Cactuar locations

      Oasis: Near the first save point.
      Oasis: Teleport back to the airship and go on the outside deck.
      Sanubia Desert (east): In an alcove to the east; north of the tent with the save sphere.
      Sanubia Desert (west): Search the sign near the Cactuar rock that reads "20% Off".
      Sanubia Desert (central): Near the ruins to the west; Look for the two Cactuars that are running in the desert.
      Sanubia Desert (east): Near the save point under the tent.
      Sanubia Desert (central): Trapped in a treasure chest in the far west.
      Sanubia Desert (west): Inside one of the sand whirlpools; you must exit and re-enter the area.
      Sanubia Desert: Return to the Cactuar statue and the last one automatically appears behind you.

  • Jecht Sphere locations

      1. Obtained automatically after defeating the Spherimorph.
      2. Besaid Village, to the right of the temple.
      3. Onboard the S.S. Liki.
      4. Luca Stadium in Basement A of Auroch's locker room.
      5. Mi'hen highroad, southern most part.
      6. Mushroom rock road, near the elevator.
      7. South Moonflow.
      8. South Macalaina Woods.
      9. Mt. Gagazet.
      10. Entrance/path to Thunder Plains; where two men tell you to see Seymour.

  • Legendary weapons

    Each Legendary weapon must be acquired by using the Celestial Mirror.

      Tidus: Caladbolg

      Race and defeat the Chocobo trainer in the Calm Lands. After winning the race, walk to the upper northwest section of the Calm Lands. The guard blocking a narrow pathway down into the gorge will have left his post, allowing you to pass. Tidus will then be able to use the Calastial Mirror to acquire Caladbolg.

      Yuna: Nirvana

      Capture all nine types of fiends in the Calm Land region. After collecting them all, return to the monster arena owner. He will produce a treasure chest, containing the weapon.

      Auron: Masamune

      Acquire the Rusty Sword, which is found on the eastern cliff of the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth in the Calm Lands. Take the Rusty Sword to the statue of Lord Mi'ihen on the Mushroom Rock Road. Place the Rusty Sword before the statue to reveal a glyph. Touch it to reveal the Masamune's secret location.

      Wakka: World Champion

      Talk to the bartender in Luca Cafe. If she refuses to turn it over, it is because you have been neglecting to play Blitzball.

      Kimahri: Spirit Lance

      Active three of the Qactuar Stones on the Thunder Plains, then find the Qactuar ghost flying just above the ground at Thunder Plains-South. Follow it to a small ruined lighting tower on the right side. Press Square to send a bolt of lightning to the tower to reveal a treasure holding the weapon.

      Lulu: Onion Knight

      Return to Baaj Temple and dive underwater. Swim towards the doors to the north and fight Geosgaeno. After defeating it, search the southern part of the circular underwater area and look for a treasure chest containing the weapon.

      Rikku: Godhand

      Input the airship password, "GODHAND" to open a secret location at Mushroom Rock. Move north to the end of this ravine, and use the Celestial Mirror on the symbol embedded in the rock face.


    Game Shark Codes

    Master Code (Must Be On)0E3C7DF2 1645EBB3
    0C08E7C3 F8A9A297
    Infinite Gil3C28CEF7 85F19EFF
    Al Bhed Fully Translated3C28CDBF FBFFFFFF
    Super HP/MP For All Characters3C120FFF2FC6FEF2 3C120F3F2FC6FEF6
    Max Stats For All Characters3C120727 A4FDFFFF
    3C12073B F862CE11
    3C12073F 2CBDFE0A
    3C120747 2CBDFE0E

    Note: Only activate codes after you have completeed the Sphere Grid Tutorial.


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