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Final Fantasy X-2
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Damir Kolar
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 25-03-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 23-08-2019 / 13:56 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 20-09-2019 / 02:13 GMT

Final Fantasy X-2 Guide

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Chapter 1

Kilika - In Full

Note: We will assume you’ve already plundered everything from Chapter 1 - Kilika (a quick trip). Also note that, if you do not have 23.4% completion on your file (seen as 23%), you did not do everything possible in Chapter 1, and should go back to do the rest if you wish to obtain 100%.

Local Enemy Bestiary

Enemy Name Notes
Death Dauber Weakness to Fire, Flying
League Fighter None
League Scout None
Protochimera None
Red Elemental Weakness to Ice
Stalwart Very strong, high HP
Yevon Defender None
Yevon Guard None

Welcome back. When you arrive, simply go north to the residential area, then go north to find the gates to Kilika Woods. Enter and a mission begins.

Begin by saving with the Save Sphere nearby, then go west at the first intersection. As you go, you’ll see someone run across a lot to the northeast; follow them by taking the path beneath the log at the second intersection. You’ll quickly reach another intersection; just go north there, and east at the next. You’ll be stopped by some soldiers, though, so go north after the encounter. Peek through the bushes, and simply keep peeking, after which you can safely go east again, then go south at the next intersection. At the second tree that’s curled over the water, press Circle and you can find a Megalixir . Go back to the intersection and north to the Save Sphere.

Continue along to encounter some soldiers - it’s up to you as to whether you want to fight them, in which case you should tell them something other than what we tell you. The first wave will leave if you tell them " Craven Monkey ", and the next group with " Carved Monkey " (which yields a Hi-Potion ), the third by " Craven Monkey " (this yields an Ether ), and the final group by " Carved Monkey " (twice). You’ll get a Turbo Ether and the Menace of the Deep Garment Grid for avoiding the fights, too, by the way.

Continue up the stairs to find something waiting for you.

You can peek through the trees at certain areas (left) to learn passwords which you must speak to the soldiers (right) to avoid fights later.


Max HP / Max MP 1,935 / 0
Elem. Weak / Resis / Immunity / Absorb None / None / Gravity / None
EXP / GIL / AP 350 / 1000 / 1
Common Steals / Rare Steals 1 Mythril Glove / None
Common Item Drops / Rare Item Drops 1 Wristband / None
YSLS-ZERO Oversoul Details
Max HP / Max MP 4,831 / 0
Elem. Weak / Resis / Immunity / Absorb None / None / Gravity / None
EXP / GIL / AP 610 / 1200 / 2
Common Steals / Rare Steals 1 Diamond Glove / None
Common Item Drops / Rare Item Drops 1 Hyper Wrist / None

BOSS ANALYSIS : When you fight the regular form of this boss, you’ll only see two things: a basic physical and Blast Punch (no surprise to FFX’ers). The physical hits for around 50-100 damage, and Blast Punch tears off half of your max HP and induces Delay. Finally, there’s Haymaker , a high-power two-hit attack; expect a near-kill from it.

If you fight it Oversouled, it will not use either of those moves. Instead, it will noticeably switch between the use of Bio or Silence Punch for several turns at a time. These attacks will rip off 12.5% of your maximum HP, and they can induce Poison or Silence, respectively. For a brief time between the Modes, you will see Attack, Haymaker, and Blast Punch, but rather briefly.

MAIN STRATEGY : For this fight, you’ll pretty much need to open with Protect on everyone with the White Mage still casting Cura pretty much every turn. You can’t predict Haymaker or Blast Punch, and those will hurt. Beyond that bit, Power Break should help nicely to lower Haymaker’s damage a bit more, and Armor/Mental Break to increase your offense, obviously. That done, just keep someone healing every turn or two and keep up a good offense.

If you insufficiently levelled at this stage, YSLS can be a difficult battle. Its Haymaker (left) causes considerable damage so Protect (right) is a must.

If you fight the Oversouled form, the same logic applies, really. We would just note that you can Poison the boss in this form (but not the regular, for some reason) to help increase its HP loss.

After the battle, you’ll end up snatching the Awesome Sphere and Chapter 1 will come to an end!


100% Completion Checkpoint - You’ll have 25% completion after Chapter 1 is complete if you did everything.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS2, PS3, PS4, Steam, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    25 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    23 August 2019
  • Guide Author
    Damir Kolar

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