Final Fantasy X-2 HD Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    25 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Bikanel

100% Completion Warning - Whenever you go to Bikanel, DO NOT do any more digging than is absolutely necessary! Doing so can result in you obtaining the Yellow X item, an item known to upgrade a boss later on in the game; getting enough of these can cost you 100% completion. The boss in question is the Experiment boss in Chapter 5.

Local Enemy Bestiary

Enemy Name Notes
Bolt Drake Weakness to Ice
Chocobo None
Fly Eye Flying
Hrimthurs Weakness to Gravity
Killer Hound None

As you enter the Bikanel Desert, you’ll simply have to follow Rikku for a while, fighting a few forced battles on the way until the party eventually passes out. Upon awakening, you’ll be in an Al Bhed camp and will gain an Al Bhed Primer . You can use the Save Sphere in the area to return to the Celsius, but, otherwise, you won’t be leaving. Speaking of the Save Sphere, there’s a vendor next to it.

This is as far as you’ll get without the Letter of Introduction - if you lack it, go to Chapter 1 - Djose for the details. In the northeast corner (after getting it), you can watch a scene. After it, speak with the two men nearby and another scene will be triggered. Upon its conclusion, speak with the newly-arrived Nhadala and give her the letter to finally begin the mission.

When you regain control, tell the pilot to take you to the western expanse. There, you’ll find a Picket, your partner during digs. You’ll also be introduced somewhat to the rules: essentially, you have 60 seconds to find an item marked by a yellow cross, which appears on the map. Simply move Yuna there and the item will be excavated from that spot. If you want, you can go for the white crosses beforehand to find items, money or even battles.

The white crosses (left) are good for finding random items and sometimes battles. The yellow cross (right) is your objective for that dig.

When you’ve gotten the designated item, go back to the hovercraft to head to the western Bikanel Desert automatically. There, you’ll be given an Elixir and the Still of Night Garment Grid , which officially ends this section.