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Final Fantasy X Rikku-Only Challenge FAQ

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					Final Fantasy X:
				Rikku Only No Overdrive Challenge

					 Created by:
				       Commander_Greil    
				      Copyright Jamie Ford
				       August 19th, 2006
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Table of Contents:
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Copyright Info...................................................(0001)
Author’s Note....................................................(0002)	
Rules............................................................(0003)	
Overdrives/Modes.................................................(0004)
Walkthrough......................................................(0005)
-Zanarkand.......................................................(0006)
-Baaj Temple/Al Bhed Ship........................................(0007)
-Isle of Besaid..................................................(0008)
-S.S. Liki.......................................................(0009)
-Kilika..........................................................(0010)
-S.S. Winno......................................................(0011)
-Luca............................................................(0012)
-Mi’Hen Highroad.................................................(0013)
-Mushroom Rock Road..............................................(0014)
-Djose Highroad..................................................(0015)
-Moonflow........................................................(0016)
-Guadosalam......................................................(0017)
-Djose/Moonflow Stealing.........................................(0018)
-Thunder Plains..................................................(0019)
-Macalania.......................................................(0020)
-Lake Macalania..................................................(0021)
-Bikenel Island..................................................(0022)
-Home............................................................(0023)
-Airship.........................................................(0024)
-Bevelle.........................................................(0025)
-Via Purifico....................................................(0026)
-Highbridge......................................................(0027)
-Calm Lands......................................................(0028)
-Mt. Gagazet.....................................................(0029)
-Zanarkand.......................................................(0030)
-Prepping........................................................(0031)
-Sin...and Many Other Parts......................................(0032)
-Inside Sin......................................................(0033)
-Braska's Final Aeon.............................................(0034)	
Credits..........................................................(0035)

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Copyright Info						       (0001)	
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Guide is Copyrighted by Jamie Ford August 2006. This guide is only to be used 
privately. If you want to host this on your web site, contact me first. 
Permission will be mostly granted.  If I give you permission and even one 
letter is changed or say it’s your own I will have to ask you to remove it. 

Only Gamefaqs may host this guide.
www.gamefaqs.com


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Author's Note							       (0002)	
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This guide was written for the US Version of Final Fantasy X.  It should also 
be compatible with the Pal/International Version.  Also this guide is in use 
for Rikku-Only and Rikku-Only No Overdrives.

If you want to add suggestions please feel free to e-mail me.  Angry e-mails 
will not be responded, so it’s basically a waste of time to try.  Also if you 
need additional help also feel free to e-mail me.

You should only try this challenge if you have completed the game once.  Also 
you should have some knowledge of Rikku’s Mixes.

This guide will give you strategies for enemies and the such. Since I beat 
the game a few times, there will be no in-depth story.


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Rules                                                                   (0003)
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-You may only use Rikku
-You must not stray from Rikku's part of the Sphere Grid until after BFA
-You cannot revive or heal other characters
-Using the Sphere Grid for other Characters is not allowed
-In random encounters the other characters must escape as soon as possible.
-A petrified or Ko’ed Rikku is considered Game Over
-In boss battles other characters must continuously change weapons so they 
take full damage
-You may not use actions to make other character take less damage
-When Rikku isn’t available you play a normal NSG(No Sphere Grid)       
challenge
-No customization for other characters
-No Auto-Haste, Auto-Phoenix, Auto-Med, or Auto-Regen for other characters

Optional Rules:

-No Escaping(NE)
-No Blitzball(NBB)
-No Overdrives(NO)
-No Summons(NS)
-No[No Encounter](NNE)

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Overdrives and Overdrive Modes					       (0004)	
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Rikku’s overdrive is no doubt the best in the game.  She can mix all sorts of 
different items together to create super powerful ones.  I will list the most 
Common Mix list to use in the game. I’m only going to give the ones for one 
party member since you cant use the others. Except a few healing ones.

Healing Mixes

Ultra Potion = Potion + Potion.  Heals all Party members fully
Panacea = Potion + Antidote. Heals abnormal Status
Ultra Cure = Power Distiller + Smoke Bomb. Full Hp/status ailments all
Mega Elixir = Potion + Elixir.  Full Hp and Mp Recovery to all
Super Elixir = Potion + Mega Elixir.  Status, Hp and Mp Healed Completely


Effect & Stat Boosting

Nul-All = Potion + Lightning Marble/Bomb Core/Electro Marble.
Vitality = Hi-Potion + Hi-Potion.  Doubles max Hp for battle
Mana = Potion + Ether.  Doubles max mp for battle
Mighty Wall = Antidote + Lunar Curtain.  Shell and Protect
Mighty G. = Remedy + Lunar Curtain.  Shell, Protect and Haste
Super Mighty G. = Lightning Marble + Light Curtain. 
Hyper Mighty G. = Lunar Curtain + Underdog’s Secret. 
Freedom X =  Antidote + Twin Stars. 
Hero Drink= Potion + Designer Wallet. High critical hit rate
Quartet of 9= Bomb core + Underdog’s Secret. Random does 9999
Trio of 999 = Lightning Marble + Dark Matter. All always hits for 9999
Hot Spurs= Elixir + Level 1 Key Sphere.


Non-Elemental

Frag Grenade = Speed Sphere + Speed Sphere
Blaster Mines = Mana Sphere + Musk
Hazardous Shell = Farplane Wind + Speed Sphere
Pineapple = Lightning Gem + Antarctic Wind
Calamity Bomb= Grenade + Level 3 Key Sphere
Cluster Bomb = Bomb Core + Shinning Gem
Potato Masher = Fire Gem + Lightning Marble
Tallboy = Grenade + Twin Stars
Chaos Grenade = Sleeping Powder + Level 3 Key Sphere
Nega Burst = Silence Grenade + Shadow Gem
Black Hole = Shadow Gem + Underdog’s Secret
Supernova = Underdog's Secret + Underdog's Secret

Fire Element

Heat Blaster = Antidote + Bomb Fragment
Fire Storm = Antidote + Fire Gem
Burning Soul = Bomb Fragment + Underdog’s Secret
Brimstone = Bomb Core + Sleeping Powder
Abaddon Flame = Bomb Core + Chocobo Feather

Thunder Element

Thunder Bolt = Electro Marble + Grenade
Rolling Thunder = Lightning Marble + Lightning Marble
Lightning Bolt = Lightning Marble + Level 2 Key Sphere
Electroshock = Lighting Marble + Hypello Potion
Thunderblast = Lightning Marble + Dream Powder

Water Element

Waterfall = Antidote + Fish Scale
Flash Flood = Grenade + Grenade
Tidal Wave = Dragon Scale + Level 2 Key Sphere
Aqua Toxin = Dragon Scale + Hypello Potion
Dark Rain = Water Gem + Sleeping Powder

Ice Element

Snow Flurry = Antarctic Wind + Grenade
Icefall = Arctic Wind + Arctic Wind
Winter Storm = Arctic Wind + Level 2 Key Sphere
Black Ice = Arctic Wind + Hypello Potion
Krysta = Ice Gem + Silence Grenade


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OverDrive Modes
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Since this is a SCC(Single Character Challenge) you will want to make use of 
“Loner”.  This overdrive mode charges within 7 turns.  Keep changing weapons 
to make it charge faster.  Changing weapons and haste together works 
perfectly.



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Walkthrough							(0005)
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Each location will include the random encounters from the area and include 
strategies to beat them.  Also there will be a list of important steal items 
at the top of each section.  Well none until you get Rikku in the Moonflow.

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Zanarkand							(0006)
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Not putting a strategy for sin scales because one hit kills them.

Time to get started.  Watch the opening scene.  Follow Auron until you battle 
some sin scales.  Beat the crap out of them.  Continue on up to Sinspawn 
Ammes, another easy battle.  Just hack away.  Watch the scene.


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Baaj Temple/Al Bhed Ship					(0007)
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Alright, first if you have another save file with all Al Bhed primers I would 
suggest you go west to find a stair case to download those primers on to this 
file.  Comes in handy when you can get 99 Underdog’s Secrets on Airship.

Steal Items: Grenades from Klikk and from Piranhas.  Needed for Flash Flood 
Mix for Tros.  

Swim up, fight the Sahagins and then get chased in the Temple  by Geosgaeno.  
Find Withered Bouquet and the Flint.  Hi-potions are found if you continue up 
when you get the bouquet.   WOOT!!!! Rikku’s first appearance.  


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KLIKK
HP:1500
AP:5
Overkill:400
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Starts as just Tidus just attack until...RIKKU makes a great first 
impression.  Now you can only use Rikku now, so steal grenades then start 
balsting him those grenades you stole...and well shes comes with 2.

Rikku knocks you out…your on ship…talk to the Al Bhed close to save sphere to 
get 3 potions.

Now time for swimming with the Piranha’s.  I suggest stealing about 5-8 
Grenades from them, so you’ll have some by the time you get Rikku back in the 
Moonflow.  If your doing RONO you WILL need at LEAST 6-8 grenades to kill 
Tros. I recommend 10 just to be safe.  More story and a…BOSS FIGHT!

This Strategy below is for RO not RONO

TROS:
Hp:2200
Overkill:600
AP:8(12)
Steal: Grenades!!!!!

Easy battle.  I recommend you get the “Loner” overdrive mode her if you can, 
if not you can always get it later.  Kill Tidus off or wait for Tros to do it 
for you.  He will eventually use Nautilise Charge which will do a nice bit of 
damage to you. You should defend before his turns, once you get Loner finish 
him with a Flash Flood.  Overkill!!!!


RONO Strategy

TROS the Mighty

Alright, again i suggest you get Loner but you can get it later.  Defend 
before his turns while you wait to get Loner.  Once you get Loner start 
blasting him with Grenades hopefully you'll get OVERKILL!!!!!  If you run out 
of grenades, you can steal some from him.  I had 10 grenades but only used 6 
because one got critical.



:( Rikku is gone now until the Moonflow…Remember now you must play game as a 
normal NSG challenge!!! You do well to remember that...



~7 Hours of Gameplay later...Rikku back WOOT!!! what? did you expect me to 
put strategies for other bosses before you get Rikku did ya???









Hehehehhe i'm joking they all there:P








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Besaid								(0008)
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Storyline. Talk the aurochs to get some items and gil.  If you want you can 
get Moon Crest.

Follow your Jamaican friend...he shoves you in some water...Tidus Thinking" 
MAN, my hair is ruined...again...*sigh*".  Fight some Pirahnas.  Get your 
whooping 1-3 AP.

Not much here, rest , go to Temple , meet the "Beautiful Summoner".  Get some 
affection points towards Yuna if you say she's cute.

Time for some Tutorial battles...just pwned everything.  Once these battles 
are over, hike back to Besaid to get your mangled Energy Blast from the mangy 
dog.

Test out Valefor agaisnt a Garunda.  Charge overdrive and murdelize it with 
Enery Blast.

Now since you can encounter some enemies here i'll some strats...

Dingo-HP:125 AP:2 Overkill:188
Attack once with Tidus.

Condor-HP:95 AP:2 Overkill:143
Attack once with Wakka.

Water Flan-HP:315 AP:2 Overkill:473
Attack once with Lulu.

Were those strategies really neccessary?? Making me waste my time...oh well 
more reading for you:P

You'll be hiking along...and the graphics change and the Ronso scum starts 
flying at you...too bad Yuna's most trustworthy guardian is...useless in 
battle.

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KIMAHRI
HP:750
AP:3(4)
Overkill:300
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Pathetic fight.  Attack like 5 times and he'll have his tail between his 
legs.  Heal with potions if necessary.  Use Spiral Cut if you want an 
overkill.



Talk to the people near the boat to get some items.  The Seeker's Ring you 
get is quite nice for Yuna.


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S.S. Liki							(0009)
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Watch scenes and whatnot, then go below deck to loan O'aka some cash, if you 
want. 101 gil should be plenty for him.  Go find Yuna's bag to get yourself 
up to 20 Potions.  Oh, and it just so happens that Sin of all things comes 
and attacks you...

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SIN & SINSCALES
HP-SIN:2000  Sinscale: 200
AP-10(15) Sinscale:2(3)
Overkill-SIN:1000 Sinscale:400
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Battle is easy peasy.  Really easy Summon Valefor, use fire(~300) twice then 
use Energy Blast(~1400) for Overkill.  The MORE challenging way.  Take out 2 
of the Sinscales with Tidus and Kimahri.  I REAPEAT 2. Sin will shoot more 
down on deck if you take out all 3.  Then replace Tidus and Yuna for Lulu and 
Wakka and attack with Wakka's ball and use Lulu's magic to kill it.

Some more Story...Tidus falls in water, Wakka follows...this leads to funny 
scene...Tidus getting owned by some Sinscales.  By the Way another Boss 
Fight, if ya didn't already know.

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SINSPAWN ECHUILLES
HP:2000
AP:12
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DON'T ATTACK SINSCALES!!!  They are annoying yes, but they keep comming back 
anyway.  So, make Wakka use Dark Attack to Blind Echuilles,  then just attack 
like mad.  Watch out for Blender.  It would be a good idea to heal after that.

More story happens..then you arrive in....

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Kilika								(0010)
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Watch Yuna dance, and work that Rod.  Save the kid GET the Ether.  Proceed up 
to the Forest. Some Enemies here that i will give strategies for:

Random Encounters:

Ragora-HP:780 AP:20 Overkill:1170
-Lulu use Fire twice and Tidus attack once, finish with Kimahri if needed.

Dinonix-HP:140 AP:9 Overkill:210
-One attack from Tidus is usually a kill, attack with Wakka/Kimahri if needed.

Killer Bee-HP:110 AP:9 Overkill:165
-Lulu Blizzard once, or Wakka equipped with Scout(Icestrike) for Overkill.

Yellow Element-HP:300 AP:9 Overkill:450
-Lulu cast Water once

Group Encounters:

Ragora x2-HP, AP, Overkill same as above
-same as above, just do it twice.

Dinonix + Killer Bee
Tidus attack Dinonix for kill and Wakka attack with Scout or Lulu with 
Blizzard.

Dinonix + Yellow Element
Tidus attack Dinonix and Lulu cast Water on Yellow Element = Dead

Yellow Element + Killer Bee
Lulu cast Water on Element and Wakka attack Killer Bee for Kill.

Yellow Element + Killer Bee + Dinonix
Lulu cast Water, Wakka attack Bee, Tidus attack Dinonix for death

Ragora + Killer Bee x2
Wakka attack one Bee, and attack other when he gets another turn.  Lulu cast 
Fire twice on Ragora and Tidus continue to attack it.


Don't forget to get Luck Sphere and Nulblaze Shield...comes in handy 
sometimes.  Go talk to Luzzu and Gatta.  You can fight Lord Ochu now...or 
later and completly owned it once you Get Ifrit.  Either way, i'll put a 
strategy for with and without Ifrit...like it's needed...BTW you'll need some 
Antidotes or Yuna's Esuna for this battle.

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LORD OCHU W/O Ifrit
HP:4649
AP:40(60)
Overkill:800
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Firestrike would be helpful, but not needed.  Tidus attacks for ~140 damage 
and use Kimahri's overdrive, Jump, if you still have it from the Tutorial 
battle.  It does ~300 damage.  Then use Lulu pound it with Fire magic for 
~330 damage.  Heal HP and cure Poison after Poison Claw.  Lord Ochu falls 
asleep ~2000 HP.  WAKE IT IMMEADIATLY, it has REGEN.  It uses Earthquake for 
1/2 HP.  Heal if you want.  Then continue to use Lulu's fire magic and attack 
with Kimahri and Tidus.
LOL in this fight i got HP spheres, Beladonna Wand and Serum Ring.:P :)

Now for the Lord Ochu Strategy with Ifrit...What? did you expect me to put it 
after the Sinpawn fight???? Too Bad...This is my FAQ...It'll go my way or 
i'll end it here..


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Lord Ochu W/ Ifrit
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Yuna summon Ifrit, Use Meteor Strike for ~500.  Wait for OD to charge, heal 
with fire if needed.  Use OD for ~1600 damage, it falls asleep now.  Then 
blast on it with Fire for ~350 damage.  If Ifrit dies from Water, just use 
Lulu to whack it with Fire.  May not take as long as other challenge, but 
still effective i s'pose.

Watch the race scence...talk to Lulu after...she has some crazy laugh that 
makes me cry laughing.  Another Boss fight with another Sinspawn piece.


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SINSPAWN GENNAUX:
HP-Body:3000 Tentacles:450
AP-Body:48(72) Tentacles: 5(7)
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Lulu use Magic once plus Tidus and Kimahri attack = One dead Tentacle.  Do 
this twice to take out the other tentacle.  Tentacles do a pathetic ~100 
damage, heal if needed.  Lulu use Fire magic twice to do massive 
damage..Sarcasm...then attack with Tidus once, and if needed Kimahri.  It 
takes ~800 damage for him to come out of his shell.  Once shell is gone, 
attack with Tidus and Kimahri.  Use OD if you want, makes battle go faster 
and get Lulu to cast Fire like there's no tomorrow.  Use antidote after 
Venom(~120 + poison) and cure after Staccato(~150).  Should go down easily.  
I got a Darktouch weapon for Tidus from him:P


Now, continue on to Temple and do the Cloisters.  Get Red Armlet, helps 
agaisnt Seymour and Natus for him live from some Multi-spells, while you get 
Rikku set up.  GO. GET. ON. SHIP.

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S.S. Winno							(0011)
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Proceed with Story.  Now, GET THE JECHT SHOT!!!!NAO!!!!!! SO, you can win the 
Goers match easier.
...What a waste of space for this small piece...


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Luca								(0012)
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Meet up with Seymour, Mika and all those loons.  Now, Buy Stunning Steel FOR 
THE LOVE OF GOD AND ALL THAT IS MIGHTY!!!!!!!.  It helps agaisnt some bosses 
before you get Rikku back.

Encounters:

Worker-HP:300 AP:7 Overkill:600
-Lulu cast Thunder on one for death, and Tidus and Kimahri whack on the other 
one.

GO look for Auron in the Cafe, watch Kimahri OHKO Yenke:P...and Yuna gets 
Kidnapped...GO STORM THE DOCKS!!!

You have to fight some Workers here, i SAY get some HI-Potion and X-potions.  
Better than paying for them...Another Boss Fight...

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OBLIZERATOR:
HP:6000
AP:36(54)
Overkill:600
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