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Final Fantasy X-2 Cheat, Tips & Tricks FAQ

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Final Fantasy X-2 For PS2
Cheat, Tips & Tricks FAQ
Version 1.5

Created by: KSheth A.K.A Krunal Sheth
Date: March 2004
Email @: KrunalSheth87@Tiscali.co.uk

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Updated Versions
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-Version 1.0: (Started 06/03/04)
   - Started the FAQ for the first time
-Version 1.1: (Started 09/03/04)
   - Adding alot more tips and tricks, should be complete soon (not final version
i still need contributions to complete this FAQ)
-Version 1.2: (started 11/03/04)
   - Added a new section called Sqaure-Enix References.
-Version 1.3: (Started 13/05/04)
   - Added a new tip in the More, Cheats, Tips & tricks section.
-Version 1.4: (Started 17/07/04)
   - Added more tips, look at chapter 2, and 3 for the tips
-Version 1.5: (Started 18/09/04)
   - Added a new tip in Chapter 1 Others Section.

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I.      Introduction                            [I010]
II.     General Game Info                       [GG20]
III.    A Quick Overview of this FAQ            [FAQ1]
IV.     Chapter 1                               [C140]
    i.  Exp, AP, and Gil                 [C141]
   ii.  Equipment                        [C142]
  iii.  General Tips                     [C143]
   iv.  General Tricks                   [C144]
    v.  other                            [C145]
V.      Chapter 2                               [C250]
    i.  Exp, AP, and Gil                 [C251]
   ii.  Equipment                        [C252]
  iii.  General Tips                     [C253]
   iv.  General Tricks                   [C254]
    v.  other                            [C255]
VI.     Chapter 3                               [C360]
    i.  Exp, AP, and Gil                 [C361]
   ii.  Equipment                        [C362]
  iii.  General Tips                     [C363]
   iv.  General Tricks                   [C364]
    v.  other                            [C365]
VII.    Chapter 4                               [C470]
    i.  Exp, AP, and Gil                 [C471]
   ii.  Equipment                        [C472]
  iii.  General Tips                     [C473]
   iv.  General Tricks                   [C474]
    v.  other                            [C475]
VIII.   Chapter 5                               [C580]
    i.  Exp, AP, and Gil                 [C581]
   ii.  Equipment                        [C582]
  iii.  General Tips                     [C583]
   iv.  General Tricks                   [C584]
    v.  other                            [C585]
IX.     More Cheats, Tips and Tricks            [T091]
X.      Square-Enix References                  [T101]
XI.     Credits                                 [CR11]
XII.    Legal Thingamajig                       [LT12]

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Introduction                                                             [I010]
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After three to four months of waiting Final Fantasy X-2 has been released in the 
UK. I have also finally got my own copy of the game, and after the success of my 
FFX faqs, i decided to make some more.
If you have any questions just e-mail them to me at the given e-mail address and
I will reply as soon as possible.
***WARNING***
This FAQ includes quite alot of spoilers, if you are trying not to learn about
the game before you get to that point then please remember it contains spoilers.
I will not be held responsible for any bits that spoil your game. You have been 
warned.

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General Game Info                                                        [GG20]
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The game is the first Final Fantasy Sequel, it can take 100 hours or it can take
200 hours. It is all up, to how you want to play it.
There are many mini-games in the game, like Sphere Break and my FFX Favourite
Blitzball. I recommend you try all of them for fun. There are some great games 
and I know that you will have a great time playing them.
This game is differnt to all other final fantasy's in terms of game play. There
are now chapters which you have to complete, and once you've finished the game a
new 'New Game Plus+' Mode allows you to move your items and gil and some other
things to a new game.
Just play for yourself and have a look :o)

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A Quick Overview of this FAQ                                             [FAQ1]
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There are many FAQ's, there are many sites with cheats, however it takes along
time to search for the right tip or trick to get you out of trouble.
The aim of this FAQ is to catagoarise all the tips and tricks first into 
chapters and then into sub catorgories such as EXP, AP and Gil. Use the Search 
function (Ctrl+F) to move to a particular part of the FAQ, the codes for the 
sections are displayed on the contents page.

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Chapter 1                                                                [C140]
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|Exp, AP, and Gil                             [C141] |
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***Requires Turbo-Controller*****
After the fight against the fake 'Yuna', while your chasing 'Yuna' you fight two
fem goons. While chasing her, quickly run into the docks where you will see a 
moggle bending over and shivering. When you talk to it, it will heal you fully. 
Directly face the mog and using the turbo controller press x. A few fem goons 
will come around the corner and attack you. This will mean that you will be 
defeating them and gaining EXP plus AP and the mog will keep healing you. Stay 
there for a few hours, and you should be able to get all the abilities for thief
and warrior. 


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|Equipment                                    [C142] |
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***Quick Access to special Dress Sphere & Full Throttle***
When you go to macalania, talk to tromell 4 times, and this will in turn 
initiate, 4 different cut scenes. In the last one, he will give you Paines, 
special dress sphere full throttle and a garmet grid 'Unerring Path' which only 
has two slot, which makes access to the special dress sphere much easier. 

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|General Tips                                 [C143] |
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Coming Soon
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|General Tricks                               [C144] |
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COming Soon

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***99% or 100%***
choosing to give the sphere to the Youth league you will be able to get 100%,
however if you choose to give it to New Yevon, you can only get 99%.

***Squatter Monkey's***
For the people that have needed help in this, here is a quick guide to the
squatter monkey mission thing that you have to do which gets you a GG.

                                                                         
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Chapter 2                                                                [C250]
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|Exp, AP, and Gil                             [C251] |
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***Easy EXP in Bevelle***
Towards the end of the chapter, when you go to Bevelle with LeBlanc, you will 
reach a hole with rotating stiars leading to a hallway. If you have a White mage
and charachters that are at level 20+ you can battle the bosses without fear of
being KO however, when they oversoul, they will use physical attacks. Stealing 
from the bosses will also gain you valuable items, and pilfering will also get 
you around 1000 gil on average.
When they do oversoul cast protect and then reflect (so the protect doesnt 
bounce of you) this will also get you double experience. When low on MP go back
to the the save sphere and heal your self, or use items if you wish. This can be
a very easy way of getting EXP.

***Easy AP for White Mages - Lure Ring Required***
You must have the lure ring, and make one of the characters a White mage. Go to
besaid islands and to the water falls and to the first brige. Behind this bridge
is a passage from which you can down and find a chest. Once there, set up one
of your characters as a white mage, and the otehr two as characters where the
first command is Attack. Then equip one of your characters with the lure ring 
and hold down left. A battle will start, and the enemies should be easy to 
defeat. (If done before the end of the chapter). The white mage will gain most 
AP however the other two will also be gaining fair amounts of AP. Using this 
technique you can master the White Mage Sphere for all three of your characters 
easily. However, it may take about an hour or so. Using a turbo pad could make 
things easier, but if you dont have one, taping X and the left analog stick, can
also help with things.

***Easy Gil***
Clear O'aka's dept of 100,000 gil by buying items from him on the airship. After
doing this he will start to sell items for far lower then normal such as a
Hi-potion for 50 gil rather then 450 gil. You can then sel this off for 125 gil
to the Barkeep for a nifty profit of 7425 gil. Keep doing this to make up for 
his debt and then get extra gil. You can also buy 99 of everthing that O'aka 
owns and then sell them all to make a profit of 16,830 gil.

***Profit Profit Profit***
Go to the moonflow and talk to Tobli and he will tell you that he cannot sell 
the tickets and he will ask you to sell it for him. This will give you a chance
to sell the tickets for a minimum of 500 gil and if you can sell it for higher,
you get to keep the profit. Below is a list of the people that are willing to 
buy the tickets for max profit:
A guy standing at the docks - 2000 gil
On the other side of the moonflow:
A Guy on the Shoopuf Station - 2000 gil
Little girl at shoopuf station - 2000 gil
Girl above a group of magicians - 2000 gil
A guy near the entrance to guadosalam - 2000 gil
Woman in green standing across from the bench in the direction of going to 
guadosalem - 2000 gil
A guy on the way to Guadosalem - 1500 gil
Old man siting on the stairs near the docks - 1500 gil
Near the save point, a lady with a child - 1500 gil
Near to tobil is another lady with a child - 1500 gil
A lady standing near tobil - 1500 gil
By dong this you should make at least 12500 gil Profit.

***Quick and Easy Gil***
Go to guadosalam and visit the hotel owner (opposite the save sphere) and ask 
him if he has a clue regarding somebody in Guadosalam who could buy the data 
from you. Before you pay him, save the game. Then pay him, You have 3 chances to
sell the data, and everytime you guess wrong, the amount you will get for the of
the data decreases. If the clue is 'It's the last person you'd expect, no 
question' or 'then all you have to do is press square and sell it BACK to the 
inn keeper. This will give you a 90,000 gil PROFIT, this is the easiest and 
quickest way to get gil. If this is not the clue, i recomend that you restart 
(soft reset) and ask him again until he gives you this for the clue.

***Easy EXP -Bevelle***
The other Tip does explain alot of things, but i have found an easier way, for 
this you need 2 or 3 Gunners. Now make all the gunners use Trigger Happy at the
time. Use it twice and it should kill the boss, (you may need to do it thrice 
but it shouldnt be too hard). When they oversoul, i just used Rikku's or Yuna's
special dress sphere.
I defeated them, got AP and EXP AND Gil at the same time :o)

***Easy Gil***
This trick will work on any chapter after chapter 2 (im not 100% sure about 
this). First start digging in Bikanel Desert, now after about every 10 digs, 
the robot will say 'Unidentified Object Approachin'.  Now using a Thief, steal 
from it, and Pilfer Gil, it will eject you from battle, so you have nothing to
worry about. Pilfering will net you about 1,000 to 2,000 gil everytime. The 
fiend will then come 2-3 times in a row whilst digging so this can be a quick
and easy way to get gil.

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|Equipment                                    [C252] |
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***Soul of Thamasa***
[Effect] Increases magic power, but also doubles MP cost (Magic-Booster)
To get this equipment you must have selected You have 'a bone to pick' when you
are talking to Cid. When you go back in chapter 2, talk to Issaru, and complete
the monkey mix and match game. For doing this you will be awarded the Soul of 
Thasa

***Full Throttle***
If you missed this dress sphere in chapter 1 you can get it in chapter by going 
to Macalania, and talking to Tobli's assisstant, who will tell you that he needs
musicians for the show. At this point using the shiney route go to the forest 
path which Auron cleared in FFX (the bit before reaching the macalania inn owned
by O'aka). Talk to the harp playing guy, and he will ask you to find his 
friends. There will be two groups of butterflies near to where you found him. 
Walk into them, and they will transfor into his friends. Now go back to the 
forest are, and keep walking there is another group of butterflies on the route,
this will make you jump down (this is a good thing as it means its easier to go 
back to the the shiney route). On the shiney route is another of his friends. 
Now the final one is in the area which Tidus and Yuna had the romantic scene in
FFX. Now the musicians will be ready, talk to the harp playing guy and you 
should be all ok. Now go out, and re-enter that area and tromell will now be
there. Now talk to him four times to get the sphere. Few....that was long.

***Ribbon***
You can get the ribbon armour by going into bevelle, and adjusting the ladder 
type things (where you battle the boss Precepts Guard). Here is a quick 
representation of the bevelle labrynth, from where you can get ribbon:

                                                                            
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               XX  X       XXX           XXX       X  XX                   X   
                    X         X         X         X                        X   
                    X          X       X          X                        X   
                   X    B3     XXXXXXXXX    R1     X                    XXXX
                   X                               X                    X
                    X                             X                     X SAVE
                     X          XXXXXXX          X                      X  ->>
                     X       XXXX     XXXX        X                     X  
                    X      XX             XX       X                    XXXX 
                   X      X  [3]       [2]  X       X                      X
                  X      X  Exit             X      X                      X
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  X            R2      X [4]               [1] X      B1            X~~~~~~X 
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Each tower will do something different and this is what it does:
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|B1 |Moves current step clockwise by one      |
|B2 |Moves current step anti-clockwise by one |
|B3 |Resets current step to position [2]      |
|R1 |Selects Lowest step                      |
|R2 |Selects Middle step                      |
|R3 |Selects Top step                         |
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All you have to do is place the steps, so that the lowest step is under the [6]
the middle step is just next to it, under the [5] and the top step is next to
this under the [4]. Doing so will create a sort of spiral staircase and allow
you to go to Exit2 and get Ribbon

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|General Tips                                 [C253] |
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Coming Soon

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|General Tricks                               [C254] |
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Coming Soon

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|Other                                        [C255] |
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Chapter 3                                                                [C360]
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|Exp, AP, and Gil                             [C361] |
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***Easy EXP & AP***
After saving the tourists in chapter 3, go back to the cavern of stolen fayth 
and equip the lure bracer on one of your characters. Battle in this area for 
easy EXP and some easy AP. 

***Easy AP***
Go to besaid temple and equip the lure bracer (it really is handy). The fiends 
here have very little HP and only use Magical attacks. Have one of the 
characters as a white mage, and the otehr two as anything you want. If you want
to train the black mage, it is recommended that she knows Focus. Remeber to 
have the cursur on memory as apposed to default. Find a good place, and tape 
down the left analog stick of the X button with sellotape (or use a 
turbo-controller). This will make your characters attack the feinds and you 
will be gaining a lot of EXP. Having an alchemist that knows mega potion can 
work even better then the white mage. 

***Besaid Key - Not in Besaid***
To get this key item (which allows you to unlock the chest in the Besaid 
temple) you must go to Yojimbo's Cavern /Chamber of the stolen fayth and rescue
the tourists and a man will give you this item.

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|Equipment                                    [C362] |
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***Besaid - Black Lore***
To get this item which allows you to se your black magic, go to besaid and run 
against the brown dog (the same dog from FFX that gave you Energy Ray) and keep
pressing X and he should cough up a Black Lore.

***Break HP Limit - Floral Fallal***
After saving the tourists, go back into the Cavern of the stolen fayth, and it
should be found there. This item lets Yuna's special dress sphere exceed 
9999 HP.

***Ribbon***
If you missed this in chapter 2, fear not, you can get it again in this chapter
using this layout:
                                                                            
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         XX                                                  XX                
       XX  \                                                /  XX              
            \                                              /                   
             \                                            /                    
              \                                          /                     
               XXXXXXXXXX                     XXXXXXXXXX                   XXX 
               X        X                     X        X                   X 
               X       X                       X       X                   X  
               X      X                         X      X                   X  
               X       X                       X       X                   X   
               X XX     XXX                 XXX     XX X                   X   
               XX  X       XXX           XXX       X  XX                   X   
                    X         X         X         X                        X   
                    X          X       X          X                        X   
                   X    B3     XXXXXXXXX    R1     X                    XXXX
                   X                               X                    X
                    X                             X                     X SAVE
                     X          XXXXXXX          X                      X  ->>
                     X       XXXX     XXXX        X                     X  
                    X      XX             XX       X                    XXXX 
                   X      X  [3]       [2]  X       X                      X
                  X      X  Exit             X      X                      X
      XXXX    XXXX      X     1               X      XXXX    XXXX          X
    XX   X  XX         X                       X         XX  X   XX        X
   X     XXX           X                       X           XXX     X       X
  X            R2      X [4]               [1] X      B1            X~~~~~~X 
   X     XXX           X                       X           XXX     X       X
    XX   X  XX         X                      X          XX  X   XX        X 
      XXXX    XXXX      X             Exit    X      XXXX    XXXX          XXX 
                  X      X              2    X      X       
                   X      X  [5]       [6]  X       X       
                    X      XX             XX      XX        
                     XX      XXXX     XXXX       X         
                       X         XXXXX          X          
                      X                          X          
                     X                            X         
                     X    B2     XXXXXX     R3    X          
                     X          X      X          X   
                      X        X        X        X    
                 XX  X      XXX          XXX      X  XX                        
                 X XX    XXX                XXX    XX X                        
                 X      X                      X      X                        
                 X     X                        X     X                        
                 X     X                        X     X                       
                 X      X                      X      X                      
                 XXXXXXXXX                    XXXXXXXXX                     
                /                                                             
               /                                                              
              /                                                               
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Each tower will do something different and this is what it does:
 ___ _________________________________________
|B1 |Moves current step clockwise by one      |
|B2 |Moves current step anti-clockwise by one |
|B3 |Resets current step to position [2]      |
|R1 |Selects Lowest step                      |
|R2 |Selects Middle step                      |
|R3 |Selects Top step                         |
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All you have to do is place the steps, so that the lowest step is under the [6]
the middle step is just next to it, under the [5] and the top step is next to
this under the [4]. Doing so will create a sort of spiral staircase and allow
you to go to Exit2 and get Ribbon


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|General Tips                                 [C363] |
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***Rikku's Special Dress Sphere***
To get this go to Bikanel Desert, and talk to Nidhala, she will tell you that 
something is happening at the Oasis, and will tell you to check it out. Talk to
the pilot and he will take you to the oasis. Go forward and you should see it. 
You will ahve to face a boss battle against Leblancs two followers.

***Yuna's Specil Dress Sphere***
Go to D'jose Highroad and you will see that some femi-goons have lost a sphere.
Your mission will be to find it, just go forward and you should be able to see 
is soon enough. This will be Floral Fallal and again you will have to fight a 
boss battle.

***Make Machina Panzner Easy***
During chapter 3, you will have to fight Watchers along with normal fiends. 
Destroy them fast and strong, using NO SPELLS and NO SKILLS! It will make the 
Machina Panzner boss-battle easier.
The watchers report what you have done to the Machina Panzner. In this case, 
when you fight the boss, the Watchers will lock your spells and/or skills you 
previously use in past random battles, and the boss will also mimic those 
spells (or/and) skills.

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|General Tricks                               [C364] |
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***Beat Shinra in Sphere Break***
To defeat Shinra in sphere break, all you have to do is try and create a Echo 
Bonus. This may seem hard as his core sphere sometimes makes you create a 
multiple of 9, however, when i played him, he didnt even use it once and i was
able to get to a echo bonus of about x5-6 so it is possible to do so. I used 3 
coins, and this saved me alot of times, as when i couldnt use 3 coins from the
border coints, i could maintain my echo bonus using my entry coins. Try to get 
a good enough echo bonus, and then use as many border coins as you can. This 
should satisfy his 50 points quota.

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|Other                                        [C365] |
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Coming Soon


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Chapter 4                                                                [C470]
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|Exp, AP, and Gil                             [C471] |
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Coming Soon

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|Equipment                                    [C472] |
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***Besaid - Black Lore***
To get this item which allows you to se your black magic, go to besaid and run 
against the brown dog (the same dog from FFX that gave you Energy Ray) and keep 
pressing X and he should cough up a Black Lore.

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|General Tips                                 [C473] |
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Coming Soon

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|General Tricks                               [C474] |
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***Dancing Mini-game***
Whilst doing the dancing mini-game, regardless of what the game tells you to 
press keep pressing Triangle, O (circle) , X, [] (Square) until the mini-game 
ends. This should net you 500+ points.

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|Other                                        [C475] |
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Coming Soon

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Chapter 5                                                                [C580]
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***Easy AP***
You will need a lure ring and one of the characters should be a white mage for 
this trick. Go to bevelle and to the underground passage that the kinder 
guardians found. Run down the hole and you will be on level one. Make sure the
level is like a circle with a Ton-berry standing on a small platform by himself
when you first enter. If not just do a restart the level until it is set up 
like that. Then go to the top corner and set one of the three characters as a 
white mage and equip one of them with Lure Ring. A battle should happen 
quickly, and the enemies should be too hard to defeat. Just keep holding X and 
the left analog stick (or sello tape it) and just wait. After an hour or so, 
look again and you  should see them mastered the dress spheres. 

***Easy EXP***
In the Thunder Plains, go to the cave where you save Cid. There are Machina 
that do little damage but are worth 1,000 Exp. Fight a few battles to gain more
levels.

***Easy Exp2***
Agree to go into one of the holes and work your way down to Shiva and then 
defeat her. Equip the Lure Bracelet and walk around near the save point. You 
should gain 1,700 to 2,400 Exp per battle. Save when you need to, and you 
should gain a few levels easily.

***Easy Gil***
Go to the Farplane Abyss and go to the location where you meet Gippal. Have a 
girl with the Lady Luck Dress Sphere and the abilities Gillionaire and Critical
Learned. You should be at about level 65. Equip the Lure Bracer adn if you have
it Iron Duke. Fight near to the save sphere and you will eventually encounter a
worm type fiend. It will be an easy battle because your lady luck should do 
9999 damage with the critical ability. Having more lady lucks's with 
gillionaire and having the Key to success can be a quicker way of getting more 
gil. The feind drops 6000 gil which should double with the gillionaire ability.

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***Break Damage Limit - Floral Fallal***
Get the Key item 'Twilight Rain' from the chest behind the first bridge in 
besaid. The item is in the chest and will allow you to break damage limit for 
the Floral Fallal Dress Sphere.

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***Rikku's Break Damage Limit***
Go to mushroom rock and compete the tournament by talking to all the people 
around the entrance, Someone will take you to compete in it. Once you have 
finished the tournament, go to the elevator that will take you to the Youth 
League HQ. However, do not take it to the right of it around where you see 
Wakka. Hit the captain of the crussaders. There will be a treasure box 
containing Rikku's break damage limit for her Special Dress Sphere. 
You may however need to win the tournament for it to appear. 

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***Fiend Colony***
To get access to this, you must have completed the chocobo ranch mission with 
clasko, and then gotten a few chocobo's. Send some chocobo's to Mi'hen High 
road until clasko says they have found the secret dungoen. Its best if you send
a level 3 or higher chocobo.

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***Bonus Treasure Chest***
On the Celsius choose Besaid Temple as the hole, that you want to jump into. 
Defeat Shiva, The Magus Sisters and Anima and then return to the ship. Then 
return to the bridge and talk to brother and choose Kilika Temple. You will 
reach the Farplane abyss again. Use the save sphere to return to the Celsius 
then speak to brother to enter via Bevelle. Once you are back at the Farplane 
Abyss, return to Celsuis and then talk to brother one more time. This time 
enter via the Calm Lands Gorge. You will make it down to the last large 
platform. At the bottom is a treasure chest containing the Meggido Garment Grid.

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***Easy AP - a more general Tip***
To do this, first get the key of success accesssory which doubles your HP, MP, &
the AP and EXP Earned. Also get the AP Egg which will triple the AP earned, Now 
equip BOTH of these items to a character, and go buy 99 of an item (buy the 
cheapest item). Now enter a battle against a fairly easy oppoanant, and each 
turn keep using Potions rather then attack. This will help you master any Dress 
Sphere in no time.

***Master Dress Spheres***
This is useful to mastering non-aggressive dressspheres i.e. Theif, Whitemage,
songstress etc... Firstly, go to a weak fien area suuch as Besaid or Kilika. 
Then, have one of your charachters continuously cast pray (White mage necessary)
While the other should use the non aggressive moves such as steal, Pilfer gil, 
and Trigger happy (dnt press R1 ;o)) Sentinal could also be used although the 
dress sphere is aggressive, this move can help you master this dress sphere.
So as i was explaining, choose a move thats doesnt hurt the enemies in anyway,
and would be better if it didnt use any MP either. Now all you have to do is
some how, stick your X button on the controler so it keeps automatically
selecting the previous command (this means you must set the cursur on memory
rather then default). Now come back after a few hours and your job should be 
done. 

***Soft Reset***
Press and hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Start + Select

***Skip Cut-Scenes***
Pause the game and press [] to skip the cut-scene.

***New Game Plus+***
Complete the game once, and the new game plus option will appear. This will 
allow you to use the items obtained and some other things from the previous time
you went through the game.

***Easy Battles***
Equip your weakest character with the Gunner Dress Sphere and the Cat Nip 
accessory. When the enemy kills your weakest character revive her with a 
Pheonix Down. Since she is weak, the cat nip accessory will take affect and 
allow you to use trigger happy doing 9999 damage each time. Having SOS Haste 
ability will also be helpful in increasing the amount of damage casued by the 
charachter.

***Easy Battles2***
AFter getting the Dark Knight dress sphere, it has the attack Darkness that hits
all the enemies on the screen, However it takes MP to use this attack. Equip
ragnarok which will disable the use of MP (MP cost for every attack will be 0)
Now you can cast darkness without worrying about loosing MP.

***Kill bosses with Ease***
You must have the Cat-nip accessory to do this. To obtain this you must kill the 
level 40 boss of bevelle dungeon. Equip one of the girls wuth this and have them
use the lady luck dress Sphere. Have the ability FOur Dice learned aswell, and 
now you can kill the bossees with ease. Just keep whoever has Lady luck in the 
yellow, (hp should be below 1/3 of Max HP) to enable Cat Nips special ability 
which allows you to do 9999 damage. Now using Four Dice ability you should be 
able to beat any boss. Having a gunner, and the Level 3 Quick Trigger ability 
can be just as useful dealing 9,999 damage every shot (usually about 14-16 with
Trigger lv3 and about 20-24 if the character also has haste).

***Kill bosses with Ease2***
Have the Alchemist, Dark Knight and the Beserker Dress Sphere. Use Stash Mega 
Potion to heal the group for 2000 HP. When everyone has full health mix a holy 
water and any gem instead to do 10,000 damage. Have the Dark Knight continously 
cast Darkness and have the berseker cast Howl and then Berserk. This should 
defeat the bosses in no time.

***Easy battles***
To get easy battles, you need to get the Alchemist Dress Sphere, and using it, 
mix up a holy water and an elemental Gem. This will create a magical attack 
called White Hole which will do about 9,999 damage to an enemy. Gems can be 
found easily, by stealing (rare steals) from any flans. Master thief, can come
very handy here.

***Heal Charachters the Money saving way***
White mages and black mages have low HP, how annoying is that, however, use it 
wisely and it can help you save items. To do this, all you have to do is after a
battle, when your characters are low on hp, quickly switch them to a White Mage
or Black mage dress sphere, this will lower their Max HP, meaning if you use a 
Hi-potion, this should increase the HP they have ALOT, (Usually this will make 
you have 100% HP), now switch back to the previous dress sphere and you will see
that they have 100% HP. This is because whe switching between dresses, it is all
based on percentage. So if you have 50% MP, and you switch to another Dress 
Sphere, you will also have 50% of that dress sphers Max MP. This way, you can 
increase there HP, and MP and use the least amount of items, saving you money.
Cure (when used From the menu by pressing triangle and selecting white magic) 
is used in a similar way. So when you use cure from the white magic menu it can
save you HP (although this lowers the characters MP).

***Fully Heal Characters and any Abnormalities - Using 3 Ether!!!***
Yes this can happen. To do so, get a white mage and teach her full-cure, this 
technique cures any status ailments, (i.e. poison, darkness etc...) and at the 
same time heal them completely (give them back full HP, however, MP stays the 
same). Now quickly use this on a character and then, use an ether on it. This 
tech costs 99 MP, so an Ether should give you back the lost MP.


***Master Black Mages and White mages in one quick go***
To do this, you need to have the cursor set to memory. Go into a battle with a 
flan and use a black magic skill that will not harm it, but instead it will heal
it. Now keep casting this black magic with the mage, and with the white mage, 
keep using Pray. Now with the third character, set the third character as an 
Alchemist. Now keep casting Ether (you must learn this ability first but OMG 
400AP to learn it!!!) this will replenish the mages MP after the attacks. HAve 
haste on all three characters to do this much more quickly. Keep the X button 
held down using tape, and then, come back after a few hours, and the white and 
black should have learnt most of the abilities and also the Alchemist if she 
didnt before. 

***Master white mages***
Set all the characters as White mages, and have them constantly use Pray. Make 
sure you are battlin against a fiend which does not do too much damage.

***New Game Plus+***
If your playing this game for a second time, and you want to restart the game, 
with your current equipment (and you dont want to wait till chapter 5 to finish
the game) well you can. All you have to do is do a quick soft reset of your PS2 
(hold down R1, R2, L1, L2, Start and Select at the same time). This will take 
you back to the main menu, and the option to start a new game plus will now be 
present, and you can use this to your advantage to oversoul some of the fiends 
that you missed out on before.

More Coming Soon

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Square-Enix References                                                   [CR10]
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This section is a collection of the references in FFX from Previous Square-soft
games such as Kingdom Hearts, and Chrono Trigger.

***Kingdom Hearts***
The dress sphere Lady luck is also a name of a keyblade from Kingdom Hearts.

***Chrono Trigger***
The chrono trigger theme music is played whilst you are on Mushroom Rock Road.

***Final Fantasy 10 (x)***
There are a number of references to weapons used in FFX in this game. If you 
look at the weapons the girls use in FFX-2 you can see they are similar to FFX
weapons such as the Brotherhood sword used by tidus is the sword Yuna uses when
she has the Warrior Dress Sphere equipped.

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