Local Enemy Bestiary
|Alcyone||Weak to Fire|
|Cactuar||Likes to run away a lot|
|Mech Guard||Weak to Lightning, Steal|
|Mech Gunner||Weak to Lightning, Steal|
|Mushussu||Weak to Ice|
|Sandragora||Weak to Fire|
|Sand Wolf||Weak to Fire, Ice|
|Sand Worm||Powerful, weak to Fire, Water|
|Zu (first encounter)||Powerful flying type|
|Zu (others)||More HP than first time, more power|
Desert Oasis : After a rather nostalgic scene, leave the oasis water and save. Right now, all you have with you is Tidus; you'll find the others as you go along, though, trust me. To the right of the Save Sphere in the shade is Al Bhed Primer Vol. I if you missed it. In the southwest corner of the oasis is a chest with four Remedies . Go north from there and you'll soon run into a battle with the powerful Zu. (Not as strong as the others here, but still.) You CAN die with this fight, so Haste Tidus and Slow the bird, then be sure to keep your HP up as you wear it down. Eventually, Lulu and Auron will join you, making this a bit easier. After, go north and you'll find Wakka. Speak with him. You can find Al Bhed Primer Vol. III under his tent if you don't have it, and you can get eight Al Bhed Potions from the nearby chest. These are useful items that heal 1,000 HP and several status ailments when Used. Keep them handy; you can often steal them from enemies here (especially the machina that are one-hitted with Steal), so you may well end up with 99 by the end of this desert like I did. Anyhow, go along the path southwest to the next area.
East Desert : Here, go northeast to find Kimahri doing ... something. In any case, he's ours. Grab the nearby Al Bhed Primer Vol. V if you don't have it. Go northwest of where you entered the area and you'll quickly find Rikku as well. (Be sure to use her to one-hit machina with Steal , to Use Al Bhed Potions, and to open chests! This is truly Rikku's homeland!) Open up the nearby chests ( two Ethers, eight Al Bhed Potions ), then save and follow Rikku northward. As you reach the slightly clearer ... clearing, you'll find a sign and a fork. Go southwest to find four Hi-Potions , then get the Al Bhed Primer Vol. XIV if you don't have it from the signpost. Go northeast to the next area.
Central Desert : Go north from the start and you'll find a chest with four Hi-Potions in it near a rock. Go southwest from there and you can find a long rock, near which you'll find two X-Potions . Go northwest from there to the fence to find two Mega-Potions , then northeast to the Save Sphere. Save there; the battles are probably getting a bit tolling, eh? Also grab the nearby eight Al Bhed Potions . Go northward and past the narrow path is a larger enclosure. The nearby broken structure yields a Lv. 2 Key Sphere and 10,000 Gil . To the far northeast, you can find Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVII on the ground, while to the far southwest you'll find an Elixir . Backtrack to the Save Sphere, then go north from there. As you near the exit to the next area, pick up Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVII Iand continue on.
West Desert: Here, go north for a bit. As you reach the area with the sandstorm to the east, you'll find a fair few quicksand pits with enemies at the bottom. Some of these enemies are actually guarding treasures. In these (among the regular chests you'll find here), you'll find a Mercury Crest (part of Rikku's Celestial Weapon), two Mega-Potions, three Megalixirs, two X-Potions, and two Teleport Spheres . Leave this area to the northwest.