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Final Fantasy X Celestial Weapons FAQ

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|Celestial Weapons FAQ (v.FINAL)|
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Game Name:    Final Fantasy X International (Japanese Release)
Author:       Jonathan Tipay (Twin Fatality)
Contacts:     tera_graviton(at)hotmail(dot)com
Version:      applicable to NTSC U/C and International releases
Devoloper:    Square Electronics
Publisher:    Square Electronics
Format:       PlayStation(R)2
Date Started: 4/17/2005

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Disclaimer
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This guide is copyrighted to me, Jonathan Tipay. No part of this guide may be 
reproduced in any way, shape, or form without the expressed consent of the 
author. This guide is intended for personal use only. You may not sell or make 
money off of this guide. This guide contains some spoilers to some extent. 
Proceed at your own risk. Also, if you have any questions which are not yet 
answered in this guide feel free to ask. My contact address is stated above.

This guide may only be posted on the following:
http://www.neoseeker.com

Terms may change if given permission by the author.

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Introduction
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The Celestial Weapons are the Ultimate weapons in the game and are the most 
challenging to get. In order to get the Celestial Weapons, there are some 
things to be done. All those steps are written in this guide. This guide is 
applicable to both the NTSC and International version of the game. To avoid 
confusion with regards to the names of the Crests and Sigils, I have specified 
both NTSC and International names. I have high hopes that you find this
helpful.

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Version updates
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v.FINAL - (3/24/06) This is perhaps the final update as there are no more 
possible add ons to this FAQ. I have just changed some typographical errors.

v.1.0 - (4/21/2005) Major Overhaul done to the guide. I have added some FAQ.

v.0.2 - (4/19/2005) I have garnered and added some new info.

v.0.0 - (4/17/2005) After continuous research and replaying, I have started on 
this guide.

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Table of Contents
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   I. What are the Celestial Weapons
  II. Getting the Cloudy Mirror and the Celestial Mirror
 III. Caladbolg, Sun Crest and Sigil (same in the NTSC) 
  IV. Nirvana, Moon Crest and Sigil (same in the NTSC)
   V. Masamune, Saturn Crest and Sigil (Mars in the NTSC)
  VI. Spirit Lance, Jupiter Crest and Sigil (Saturn in the NTSC)
 VII. World Champion, Mercury Crest and Sigil (Jupiter in the NTSC)
VIII. Onion Knight, Mars Crest and Sigil (Venus in the NTSC)
  IX. Godhand, Venus Crest and Sigil (Mercury in the NTSC)
   X. FAQ
  XI. Credits

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I. What are the Celestial Weapons
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As stated in the Introduction, the Celestial Weapons are the Ultimate Weapons 
in the game. They are called Celestial Weapons because in order to get them, 
you should have the Celestial Mirror. Also, to fully power them up, you need 
certain Crests and Sigils which are named from Celestial Bodies. These 
Celestial Weapons posses Special abilities which ordinary weapons don't.

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II. Getting the Cloudy Mirror and the Celestial Mirror
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Let's start by getting the most important item, the Cloudy Mirror. To get this 
mirror, you have to go to the Temple of Remiem found in the Calm Lands. To do 
so, you must mount a Chocobo and head to the Southeastern part of the Calm 
Lands near the Macalania forest. You should see a Chocobo feather lying there. 
Examine it and the Chocobo will fly down from the ledge. Dismount from the 
Chocobo and head north. Don't enter the temple. Head to the left wing and you 
should see a sphere lying there. Examine it and it will tell you to mount a 
Chocobo on the right wing of the temple and race the Champion Chocobo. Along 
the path, you'll see chests and poles. Here are the stipulations of the race:

1.) for every chest you open, your prize gets better.
2.) for every pole you hit, it's the direct opposite.

Opening chests can take your Chocobo nearer to the finish line. You only need 
to win to get the Cloudy Mirror. It doesn't matter whether you hit a pole or 
open a chest.

Now that we have the Cloudy Mirror, it's time to let its power grow. To do 
this, head to Macalania forest near the shiny and the old path. You should see 
a mother and her son standing. Talk to the mother multiple times and she'll 
tell you that her husband was suppose to meet them there. Next, you head to the 
place where you camped for the night. You should see a man standing and talk to 
him. Now, head to where the mother and her son originally were. This time the 
son is missing. Head to the shiny new route until you reach a Y-junction. 
You'll find that the kid has discovered a big egg. Once the family disappears, 
go near the egg-like structure and present the Cloudy Mirror by pressing O 
(X in the NTSC). This time, you should receive the Celestial Mirror. This egg 
is also where you power up your Celestial Weapons with their Crests and Sigils.

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III. Caladbolg, Sun Crest and Sigil (same in the NTSC)
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The Caladbolg is Tidus' Celestial Weapons and one of the hardest to power up.  

To get the Caladbolg, you first have to train some bird-brains. Talk to the 
Chocobo trainer which you would find in the Calm Lands and tell her that you 
would like to train some Chocobos. There are 3 stages for training Chocs. 

The first is the Wobbly Chocobo wherein your Chocobo runs wildly. You have to 
steer left and right to prevent it from running in all directions.

After the Wobbly Chocobo comes the Dodger Chocobo. This time, your Chocobo runs 
in a straight path but there are blitzballs aiming at you. The object is to 
dodge them.

The last of the 3 Chocobo training sessions is the Hyper-Dodger Chocobo. This 
part is just like the 2nd but this time, blitzballs and birds come for you.

Now that you've passed all 3 training sessions, the Chocobo trainer will ask 
you to race her. This part is known as the Catcher Chocobo. The goal of this 
race is to outrun your opponent. Certain stipulations apply:

1.) For every balloon you get, 3 seconds is deducted from your time.
2.) For every bird that hits you, 3 seconds is added to your time.

This means, even if you reach the finish line last, you still have a chance to 
win. Also, take note that whenever you get hit by a bird, your chocobo will 
stop for approximately 1.2 seconds. This time, you have to focus on not being 
hit by the birds rather than getting balloons. This should be a very easy run 
for you. Once you've beaten her, head to the Northwestern part of the Calm 
Lands. You'll see a narrow path which is usually guarded by man. This time, the 
man isn't there. Head down the slopy path and use the Celestial Mirror. Voila! 
You now have the Caladbolg.

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The Sun Crest (same in the NTSC)
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Your Caladbolg should have "No AP" as its initial ability. It's time to look 
for its power-ups. We must get the Sun Crest. This is located in the Zanarkand 
Ruins. After you've defeated Yunalesca, you'll see two flights of stairs: one 
heading up and one going down. Take the stairs heading up and a treasure chest 
will appear. Open it and you'll get the Sun Crest. For International version 
players, it is advisable to get this after you've beaten Yunalesca because you 
wouldn't want to fight Dark Bahamut without a fully-powered Caladbolg.

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Sun Sigil (same in the NTSC)
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This time, it's back to the Chocobo trainer. You'll have to race her again. The 
only difference this time is you're aiming for a time of 0:0.0 or what they 
call a perfect time. It isn't impossible but it's going to take a lot of 
patience. To score the perfect time, you have to get at least 12 balloons and 
don't get hit by a bird. Still, this doesn't mean that if you get hit by a 
bird, you won't be able to get 0:0.0 as your time. Here are sample times and 
what you'll get if you score them:

  Sample Time A
Finished:  0:35.57
Balloons:      12
Birds:          0
Total Time: 0:0.0
Prize:   Sun Sigil

  Sample Time B
Finished:  0:37.42
Balloons:      13
Birds:          0
Total Time: 0:0.0
Prize:   Sun Sigil

  Sample Time C
Finished:  0:36.0
Balloons:      12
Birds:          0
Total Time: 0:0.0
Prize:   Turbo Ether

  Sample Time D
Finished:  0:39.0
Balloons:      13
Birds:          0
Total Time: 0:0.0
Prize:   Turbo Ether

*Note* If you've noticed, samples C and D did not get the Sun Sigil even though 
you scored a time of 0:0.0! What this means is that you don't just have to tie 
the perfect time, you have to beat it. In samples A and B, the total time 
should've been negative(-) but the game can't display your time as a negative 
number.

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Weapon's Abilities
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Now that you have both the Sun Crest and Sigil, it's time to power it up. To 
perform the ritual in Macalania, present the Weapon and the upgrades and your 
Caladbolg should have this abilities:

Break Damage Limit
Triple Overdrive
Magic Counter
Evade & Counter

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IV. Nirvana, Moon Crest and Sigil (same in the NTSC)
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Nirvana is Yuna's Celestial Weapon and is perhaps the easiest to power up. 

Acquiring the Nirvana isn't that hard but it may take some time. When you are 
in the Calm Lands, visit the Calm Lands Arena and accept the Arena guy's offer. 
He'll ask you to catch the fiends found in the Calm Lands. Patience is a virtue 
and you're going to need it a lot. Once you've captured at least one of every 
capturable fiend in the Calm Lands, it's time to return to the Arena and claim 
your prize. The Arena guy will give you a treasue chest which you can only open 
with the Celestial Mirror. Use the Celestial Mirror and you have acquired 
Yuna's Celestial Weapon.

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Moon Crest (same in the NTSC)
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As I have mentioned, Yuna's Celestial Weapon is the easiest to power up. To get 
her Crest, just head to Besaid beach and swim out into the sea and turn left. 
You should see another small beach which has a treasure chest. Open that and 
you'll get the Moon Crest.

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Moon Sigil (same in the NTSC)
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This is going to take quite some time. First, you have to acquire the 3 hidden 
Aeons: Anima, Yojimbo and the Magus Sisters. Then, you'll have to fight 
Belgemine in an Aeon fight in the Temple of Remiem. Once you've defeated all of 
her Aeons including the Magus Sisters, choose to send her and you'll get the 
Moon Sigil.

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Weapon's Abilities
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Now that you have both the Moon Crest and Sigil, it's time to power it up. To 
perform the ritual in Macalania, present the Weapon and the upgrades and your 
Nirvana should have this abilities:

Break Damage Limit
Triple Overdrive
Double AP
One MP Cost


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V. Masamune, Saturn Crest and Sigil (Mars in the NTSC)
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The Masamune is Auron's Celestial Weapon and is another easy to power up. 

First up, we should get the Rusty Sword. To do this, head to the Calm Lands 
Gorge near the cave and go to the narrow path. There are two pillars standing 
there. Examine in between the two pillars and you shall receive the Rusty 
Sword.

The Masamune is located in the Mushroom Rock Road. Don't enter the path to 
Operation Mi'ihen, instead, head forward and when you see a Y-junction, go 
left. You should see a lift. Take it. You'll see a statue of Mi'ihen, insert 
the Rusty Sword and a glyph will appear. Use the Celestial Mirror and you just 
got yourself the Masamune.

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Saturn Crest (Mars Crest in the NTSC)
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This can be found in Mi'ihen Highroad - Oldroad South. To get there, go to 
where Yuna and Seymour first met then head south on a slope. Just go as far 
south until you reach a dead end with a treasure chest. Just open it and poof! 
The Saturn Crest is yours.

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Saturn Sigil (Mars Sigil in the NTSC)
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This is going to take some work. You have to catch all fiends in 6 areas. There 
are no specific ares to be completed as long as you complete 6. This may take 
a while but it isn't that hard.

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Weapon Abilities
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Now that you have both the Saturn Crest and Sigil, it's time to power it up. To 
perform the ritual in Macalania, present the Weapon and the upgrades and your 
Masamune should have this abilities:

Break Damage Limit
Triple Overdrive
First Strike
Counterattack


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VI. Spirit Lance, Jupiter Crest and Sigil (Saturn in the NTSC)
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The Spirit Lance is Kimahri's Celestial Weapon. It is also the coolest-looking 
weapon in the game. 

It is located in the Thunder Plains - South. Before you get this, you must 
first free the Qactuars from their slumber. Whenever you see Qactuar stone with 
white smoke over it, approach it and press the SQUARE button to pray. Once 
you've prayed to 3 Qactuar stones, a ghost Qactuar will appear. Follow the 
ghost and it'll lead you to a pillar. Use the Celestial Mirror and you'll 
receive the Spirit Lance.

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Jupiter Crest (Saturn Crest in the NTSC)
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Get this at Mount Gagazet. After the fight with Seymour on Gagazet, you should 
see a path with pillars. In between the left pillars lies a treasure chest. 
Open it and you should get the Jupiter Crest.

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Jupiter Sigil (Saturn Sigil in the NTSC)
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This may take some practice to get. First, you must have the airship. Second, 
head to Macalania and take the old route. This time, you will have to complete 
the Butterfly hunting game. The game is played both in the Central part and the 
Southern end of the forest. To initiate the game, you must touch the butterfly 
that changes color. Then, the goal is to touch 7 blue butterflies. However, 
touching the red willinitiate a battle with fiends. You can do this game even 
without the airship but you won't be able to get the Jupiter Sigil. You have to
complete the game in both areas to get the Sigil. After, you've beaten both 
games, head to where the treasure chest is. This time, the Jupiter Sigil is 
yours.

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Weapon Abilities
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Now that you have both the Jupiter Crest and Sigil, it's time to power it up. 
To perform the ritual in Macalania, present the Weapon and the upgrades and 
your Spirit Lance should have this abilities:

Break Damage Limit
Triple Overdrive
Double AP
Evade & Counter

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VII. World Champion, Mercury Crest and Sigil (Jupiter in the NTSC)
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The World Champion is Wakka's Celestial Weapon and takes the most time to 
power up.

For you to get this, you have to play some Blitzball games. Of course you have 
to win. After winning around 8-10 games, head to the bar inLuca where Auron was 
first seen. Talk to the lady at the counter and present the Celestial Mirror. 
She'll then tell you that the World Champion was given to her family by High 
Summoner Ohalland. And thus, you have the World Champion.

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Mercury Crest (Jupiter Crest in the NTSC)
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This is located in the Aurochs' locker room. You have to search all the lockers 
and you'll receive the Mercury Crest. You cannot get this on your first visit 
to Luca.

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Mercury Sigil (Jupiter Sigil in the NTSC)
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Again, you have to play some Blitzball. It is given as a prize in a league. 
You have to play and win some tournaments and leagues to get Wakka's other 
Overdrives. Then, once you have acquired the Aurochs' Reels, the Mercury Sigil 
will most likely be a prize in the next league.

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Weapon Abilities
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Now that you have both the Mercury Crest and Sigil, it's time to power it up. 
To perform the ritual in Macalania, present the Weapon and the upgrades and 
your World Champion should have this abilities:

Break Damage Limit
Triple Overdrive
Double AP
Evade & Counter

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VIII. Onion Knight, Mars Crest and Sigil (Venus in the NTSC)
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The Onion Knight is Lulu's Celestial Weapon. This is also one of the hardest to 
power up.

To get the Onion Knight, fly to Baaj Temple after you've fought Geosgaeno. Dive 
to the Circular pool of water. Swim under and keep pressing O (X in the NTSC) 
and use the Celestial Mirror. Finally, the Onion Knight is yours to keep.

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Mars Crest (Venus Crest in the NTSC)
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Get this in the Farplane. Head to the Farplane once you have the airship and 
you'll see a treasure chest containing the Mars Crest. As I have said, you can 
only get this once you have the airship. You can't get this on your first visit 
to the Farplane.

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Mars Sigil (Venus Sigil in the NTSC)
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This is a very tedious task. The idea is to dodge 200 consecutive 
lightningbolts in the Thunder Plains. You will need a no-encounter armor here 
to ease it up. Then pick a good spot where lightningstrikes 3 times per 10 
seconds. Stay in that spot and you should manage.

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Weapon Abilities
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Now that you have both the Mars Crest and Sigil, it's time to power it up. To 
perform the ritual in Macalania, present the Weapon and the upgrades and your 
Onion Knight should have this abilities:

Break Damage Limit
Triple Overdrive
Magic Booster
One MP Cost

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IX. Godhand, Venus Crest and Sigil (Mercury in the NTSC)
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Godhand is Rikku's Celestial Weapon. It is the easiest to get and one of the 
easiest to power up.

Getting the Godhand is easy. Just go and talk to Cid and choose to decipher the 
Al Bhed Riddles. Enter "GODHAND" all in capital and a new destination becomes 
available. Fly to that destination and follow the trail. Use the Celestial 
Mirror and you'll get the Godhand.

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Venus Crest (Mercury Crest in the NTSC)
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It's time to head to the Bikanel Island. The Crest is found inside one of the 
chests. Navigate your way through the desert and you'll have yourself the Venus 
Crest.

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Venus Sigil (Mercury Sigil in the NTSC)
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While you're in the Bikanel Island, head to Cactuar stone in the 
Sanubia desert - West. This stone will give you clues and your goal is to find 
all the 10 Cactuar gatekeepers. Once you find a cactuar, you have to play its 
little game. The idea is to sneak up behind it. Once you've bested a cactuar, 
you'll receive its personalized sphere. If you lose, you'll receive the 
Sphere del Perdedor. The more personalized sphere you bring, the better your 
prize is. After you've found all the cactuars and return their spheres on the 
Cactuar stone, the sandstorm blocking the path to the Cactuar village will be 
gone. Head to the village and claim your prize. The Venus Sigil is in a 
treasure chest.

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Weapon Abilities
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Now that you have both the Venus Crest and Sigil, it's time to power it up. 
To perform the ritual in Macalania, present the Weapon and the upgrades and 
your Godhand should have this abilities:

Break Damage Limit
Triple Overdrive
Double AP
Gillionaire

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X. Frequently Asked Questions
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Q1: Your names are wrong. Check it.
A1: As I have mentioned, this was based from both the NTSC and International 
version of the game.

Q2: I scored a perfect run and got 0:0.0 as my time. But, I don't have the 
Celestial Mirror. What do I do? The guy guarding the path won't move.
A2: There is only one thing to do, redo it again. You have to beat perfect time 
again.

Q3: I have the Masamune but where's the Rusty Sword?
A3: You've already placed it in Mi'ihen's statue.

Q4: I touched all 7 butterflies in both areas but it still doesn't give me the 
Jupiter Sigil. What happened?
A4: As I have said earlier, you should have control of the airship.

Q5: If I lose in a Blitzball League/Tournament and I did not get Wakka's 
Overdrives and his Sigil, do I have another chance of getting them?
A5: I think so. Although I have not lost a league or a tournament.

Q6: Will I still be able to get the Venus Sigil even if I get 10 
Sphere del Perdedor?
A6: Yes. Getting personalized spheres is merely for additional prizes.

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XI. Credits
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Credits go to the following:

Neoseeker.com --> for hosting this guide.
SquareSoft and Square-Europe --> for making this great game.
Sony Computers --> for creating the PlayStation2.
Myself(Twin Fatality) --> for making time to write this guide.


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Copyright (C) 2005 Twin Fatality. All rights reserved.
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