Final Fantasy X HD Remaster

Lake Macalania

By
Jarrod Garripoli
Monster Name Notes
Evil Eye Weak to Fire
Ice Flan Weak to Fire
Mafdet Weak to Ice, Lightning
Snow Wolf Weak to Fire

If you did everything on the previous page, then make the trek all the way back to the northern Save Sphere in Macalania Woods. There will be an exit to the north, taking you to Lake Macalania. Here, you should see another of Rin’s travel agencies right in front of you and as you approach it, O’aka will step out of it. To the left of him, right by the building, will be Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVI sitting on the ground, so pick it up. O’aka doesn’t really have anything worthwhile, other than a Sonic Steel weapon for Tidus. This thing has Firststrike on it, as well as Strength +3%, so it’s not a bad weapon at all.

(1 of 2) You can find Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVI on the ground right outside the travel agency

You can find Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVI on the ground right outside the travel agency (left), Tell Clasko to become a Chocobo Breeder to see him later in the game (right)

On the right side of the building is Clasko, one of the Chocobo Knights. He will present a question to you, asking you to decide his fate, as he chooses between staying a Chocobo Knight or becoming a Chocobo breeder. Picking the former does nothing, but if you urge him to become a breeder, he can be found later on in the game (along with a free item then, too). Plus, you can tell he wants to do the latter job. Head inside the travel agency to find your party, as well as Maechen. If you speak to him twice, you can learn a little bit about Macalania, but other than that, there’s nothing much to do inside the building, other than another Save Sphere. Exit the building and head down the other path, leading to a cutscene and the next boss.

BOSS - Crawler

The main boss is Crawler, as the Negator is more of a distraction, although it can also be a good thing. The Negator doesn’t actually attack, but it will block all magic and Aeons from being summoned. Since you can’t use magic to defeat it, you will have to bring it down with Wakka’s attacks. While the Negator is still there, Crawler can use an attack called Gatling Gun, which hits eight times on random party members, so you can’t really control who gets hit with it. Since this is a physical attack, you could have Rikku use Light Curtains for Protect on your characters (steal from Iron Giants in the Thunder Plains) or Yuna cast Protect when the Negator is down.

(1 of 2) The Negator will seal all magic and Aeons

The Negator will seal all magic and Aeons (left), As soon as you get rid of the Negator, the boss starts counting down for Mana Beam (right)

When the Negator is down, the Crawler will begin counting down to initiate its big attack, Mana Beam. This hits all characters for huge damage, but it takes three turns to fully charge it, so you have an opportunity to stop it. What you need to do is attack the Crawler four times with magic (preferably Thunder, since it is weak to it), causing it to summon another Negator. If done before Mana Beam is used, the Negator will stop it from being used, meaning you won’t have to deal with it. If you can’t get the four magics out before the countdown ends, then bring in Yuna and have her summon an Aeon to act like a meatshield.

Note that there is a chance for Crawler to counter any attack with Assault, but if the attack is Thunder-based, then the counter will always occur. This counterattack can hurt a lot, but it only hits a single character, so you can definitely outheal it with Yuna or Hi-Potions. Your plan for dealing with this boss should probably go something like this: start off by bringing down the Negator with Wakka, then that will be your chance to buff with Haste, Protect and Shell. The first character you should Haste is Tidus, so he can get more turns, then Lulu should be second. If you can’t get the boss to spawn another Negator before Mana Beam, have Yuna call out an Aeon to take the hit.

With Lulu gaining more turns, that means she can use Thundara more often, although you will need to keep her healthy. If you have been stealing items a lot with Rikku, then you might have a nice supply of Lightning Marbles or Electro Marbles (can get these from the Aerouge and Gold Element on Thunder Plains). Using these easily allows you to bypass having deal with the Negator, so you can directly attack the main boss. Note that sending Kimahri down Rikku’s path is ideal, since you might gain access to Steal and Use earlier, so you may have two characters who can throw items.

(1 of 2) You can summon an Aeon to take the Mana Beam attack

You can summon an Aeon to take the Mana Beam attack (left), Crawler can counter attacks when it’s alone with Assault (right)

There will be a scene after the boss has been defeated, with the party using some of the Al Bhed sleds to get to Macalania Temple. Note that the character that rides with Tidus is determined by some hidden affection mechanic, but there is literally no bearing on the actual game itself from this affection thing. It is most likely most players will get Lulu during a normal playthrough, as females get double points over male party members. You will end up right outside of Macalania Temple once the scene is over.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, Vita, XB1
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    18 June 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 April 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    KeyBlade999

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