"Final Fantasy X" PlayStation 2 Cheat Codes, Tips and Tricks

Hidden Aeons, Unlockable Overdrives and more for "FFX" on PS2

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Here are some "Final Fantasy X" tips that will make playing this classic game on the PlayStation 2 easier.

Chocobo Easier Handling

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

How to Defeat Evrae Altana

Simply use two or three Phoenix Downs on it for an easy kill.

How to Keep Items in Monster Arena

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

Overdrives Explained

  • Auron: Find different Jeckt Spheres laying around throughout the world. Some of these will give Auron a new Overdrive. You need to find all ten of them to get Auron's final overdrive.
  • Kimari: Simply 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 a bit difficult to get is Sunshine, which you obtain from the Omega Weapon.
  • Lulu: All you need to do is rotate the right analog stick clockwise as fast as you can. You will see the numbers start going up as you increase the speed of the right analog stick. You can use this to level-up Lulu, making it easier to cast multiple spells.
  • Rikku: Rikku's Overdrive combines any two items to create special attacks and power-ups during battle. Using two of the same item will not work.
  • Tidus: All you need to do is have Tidus keep using them over and over. After a while, Tidus will automatically learn his new Overdrive.
  • Wakka: Enter the Blitzball Rankings and the Tournament modes to win the Overdrive.

    Hidden Aeons Key

    • Yojimbo
      • In the Calm Lands, circle around the right side of the bridge leading to Mt. Gagazet. Go down into the gorge that is right below. To the left of the Save Sphere is the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth. Go through the cave until you encounter a spirit. Defeat Yojimbo and then speak to him to negotiate a fee for his services.
    • Anima
      • Head straight to Baaj Temple with the Airship, and then dive into the water to 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 by the time you complete this part. Now, get the last one from Zanarkand Dome. Solve the puzzle there and return with the last item, and you will receive your prize Aeon.
    • The Magus Sisters
      • Capture all of the required types of fiends on Mt. Gagazet and then return to the monster arena to get the Blossom Crown. You must already possess all other Aeons, including Yojimbo and Anima. Now go to Remiem Temple and defeat Spathi to receive the Flower Scepter. After defeating all of the Aeons at Remiem Temple, use the Blossom Crown and the Flower Scepter on the door in the back to unseal it and get the Magus Sisters.

      Lightning Dodging Earns Special Items

      Once in the Thunder Plains, if you can dodge the lightning a certain number of times in a row you will be rewarded with items randomly. It will take some time to learn how to pull this off. Do it five times in a row first. Then the next item is at 10 dodges and so on. If you can do it 200 times in a row you will be rewarded with a great item.

      Also, if you get struck by lightning 30 times, you get an Ether. If you get hit 80 times, you get an Elixir. 

      The Legendary Items Key

      Please note: You need to use the Celestial Mirror in order to get the legendary items.

      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 this will allow you to proceed with out any need for a battle. Then have Tidus use the Celestial Mirror to acquire Caladbolg.

      Yuna: Nirvana
      First capture all nine types of fiends in the Calm Land region. After collecting those return to the monster arena owner. He will produce a treasure chest containing the weapon.

      Auron: Masamune
      Acquire the Rusty Sword, this can be 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 . Then place the Rusty Sword before the statue to reveal a glyph. You now simply touch it to reveal the Masamune's secret location.

      Wakka: World Champion
      You need to talk to the bartender in Luca Cafe. If she refuses to turn it over, it is because you have been neglecting to play Blitzball.

      Rikku: Godhand
      Input the airship password, GODHAND to open a secret location at Mushroom Rock. Then head north to the end of the ravine, and use the Celestial Mirror on the symbol embedded in the rock face. You will the get the item you are looking for. Please note: all the items in this section require you to use the Celestial Mirror either on an item or as described before the legendary items can be revealed. At times it will take a little time to think of where and how to use the Mirror. There is no easy way of knowing and that's just part of the fun.

      Please note the following if you intend to use the GameShark Codes for this game: Activate codes only after you have completed the Sphere Grid Tutorial.