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Final Fantasy X Missable Item FAQ
By Mason Rhudy, User Name: _Mace_/Mace22
E-mail: scratchgamer@hotmail.com
FAQ started 5/1/07 at 2:00 AM
Version: 1.00
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1.0 - Copyright
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Copyright 2007 by Mason Rhudy.  GameFAQs user name: _Mace_
                                Neoseeker user name: Mace22.

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2.0 - Index
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Copyright                                                           1.0
Index                                                               2.0
Intro                                                               3.0
Item List                                                           4.0
PAL/Int Gamers Only                                                 5.0
Bevelle DST                                                         6.0
Credits                                                             7.0


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3.0 - Introduction
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There seems to be a bit of recurring theme with newer players to FFX, many of
them make topics concerning what is permanently missable in this game, because
of the understandable reason that they don't want to find out near the end of
their adventure that they missed an extremely important item, and can no longer
obtain it.  This FAQ was created for the purpose of having all the permanently
missable items compiled in list that could be easily referenced by any and all
gamers

While there are no items that can be missed that will allow you miss out on any
Aeons or Celestial weapons, there are certainly some missable items in this
game, and I'm happy to compile them here in this FAQ for you.

I'll also be making note of any temporarily missable items that hold some sort
of significance.

To reiterate one of the important points of this FAQ, I'm not listing any
normal or easily obtained item that can be found in a one-time only chest, or
items given to you by Spirans that you'll meet along the way.  Yeah, that 
Stoneproof Ring for Yuna on the Djose Highroad is nice, but since there are
numerous other ways of obtaining it and items like it, there's no reason to
mention them.  KADCF's Item Database FAQ has a list of missable chests if you
are interested.  

Enjoy!


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Permanently Missable Item List
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Let me just clarify that this list is only pointing out unique items that can
be lost forever in this game.  I won't be pointing out things that can be
obtained through other methods (barring a cheat device).



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NO ENCOUNTERS WEAPON:
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Found:  An equipment drop from Geosgaeno, after defeating him on your return
trip to Baaj Temple after obtaining the Airship.  Geosgaeno can also drop armor
with Auto Reflect on it, so you may need to fight him a few times before you
obtain this weapon.


Why it's on the list:  Yes, it's possible to get a No Encounters armor through
Customization, or from an equipment drop from other enemies (Ghosts, Wraiths,
Demonoliths), but this is the only way to obtain a WEAPON with this ability on
it.


When it becomes lost forever:  As soon as you defeat Geosgaeno and save.


Usefulness:  It has no real advantages over a No Encounters armor, but it is
the easiest way to obtain any No Encounters equipment in my opinion, and being
able to wander about aimlessly without fear of a random encounter is incredibly
cool.


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MAGIC COUNTER BUCKLER:
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Found:  Sold by the Hovercraft merchant in the Calm Lands, who only appears on
your first visit to this area.

Why it's on the list:   Similar to the No Encounters weapon, this piece of
equipment is unique because Magic Counter is a weapon ability, not an armor
ability.

When it becomes lost forever:  There have been multiple conflicting reports
about when the Hovercraft merchant disappears, about which exact scene triggers
his disappearance.  Buy the Buckler immediately, if not, no complaints.

Usefulness:  You can certainly make use of this armor throughout a lot of the
game, up until you get Tidus's Caladbolg.  Can be quite helpful while capturing
as you most likely won't be putting Magic Counter on a capture weapon.  Can be
quite helpful for some of the later boss fights.


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0-Slotted Longsword:
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Found:  Initially equipped by Tidus (given to him by Auron in Zanarkand).  Can
be purchased at Macalania Travel Agency for a short period of time.

Why it's on the list:   Ugh.  I hate having this on the list, but since you can
permanently screw yourself out of this item if you sell it, then it might as
well be on here.

When it becomes lost forever:  After the events take place your first time
through Macalania Temple.  

Usefulness:  None whatsoever.


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MASTER SPHERES:
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Found: In the North American version, there is only one way to get these items,
and it's a one time only deal.  Once you unlock Nemesis in the Monster Arena,
by capturing 10 of every fiend and defeating all of the Area, Species, and
Original Creations, you'll be given 10 of these from the Monster Trainer. After
that, you're done, no soup for you, etc, etc.


In the PAL/International versions of FFX, you have a many more opportunities to
obtain Master Spheres, but in the end, their quantities are limited.  Each Dark
Aeon can drop Master Spheres as their Rare drop (1/8 of the time) one at a time
and two for an Overkill.  Penance drops them all the time, three at a time, six
for an Overkill.  Penance's Arms also drop them rarely, but only one at a time
regardless of an Overkill.  You can, of course, also obtain 10 of these by
unlocking Nemesis.


There are two ways you can build up your stock of Master Spheres before you
lose the opportunity to farm for them. You can repeatedly kill Dark Yojimbo,
and save after the fourth battle, and reload.  Since you need to defeat him in
five consecutive fights without reloading a game, he will respawn and you'll be
able to kill him as much as you'd like (this is also a great way to farm for
Dark Matters or a Ribbon/+BHPL armor).  You can also repeatedly kill Penance's
Arms for Master Spheres.  Remember that with 255 Defense, Auto Protect, Defense
+20%, Cheer x4 and Auto Potion, Penance himself can never kill you as long as
the arms are dealt with, so just destroy the arms, and wait for them to respawn
and repeat.  To ensure that you don't run out of Potions for this fight, come
with 99 Potions, 99 Hi Potions, and 99 X Potions and Mix Trio at the beginning
of the fight so that Auto Potion will always heal 9999 Hp.


When these become lost forever:  Once Penance (and thus, the Dark Aeons) has
been defeated, you can no longer obtain Master Spheres, thus, making them a
potentially permanently missable item.


Usefulness: Well, you can activate any node on the Sphere Grid.  Pretty useful,
But by the time you get them, you might not need a whole lot more help with
your Sphere Grid.


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AL BHED PRIMERS: 
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A quick note: while these aren't technically permanently missable, if you only
plan on doing a single playthrough, and you don't have a friend's memory card
to compile the ones you missed, then you're gonna be screwed.  It's always
nice to get these legitimately anyway, at least the first time.


Usefulness: Knowing what the Al Bhed (and any script written in Al Bhed) are
saying can be pretty cool, but Rin also rewards you with 99 Underdog's Secrets,
which are otherwise a pain in the ass to obtain, if you speak to him on the
Airship after collecting all 26 Primers.


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PRIMER XIX:
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Found:  As soon as you enter Home and meet Cid for the first time, run to the
left side of the screen, you'll find this lying on the ground next to a burning
pile of wreckage.


When it becomes lost "forever": Once you proceed through the door at the north
end of the screen, you'll no longer be able to get this Primer.


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PRIMER XX:
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Found:  This one can be rather tricky.  After a forced battle in Home
against a Guado and a couple of Dual Horns, you'll see Tidus standing at the 
top of a staircase.  Precede down the stairs until the screens shifts views to
behind Tidus (the camera resting atop the stairs he was standing on, if you
will).  Run back up the stairs and enter the door on the left side of the
screen.  You'll hear Rikku say "No, not that way," then another battle with a
Guado and two Dual Horns will take place.  Once the battle is over, check the
bed on the right side of the screen, the Primer will be there.


When it becomes lost "forever":  Once you exit through the door at the bottom
of the stairs next to the save sphere.


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PRIMER XXI:
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Found: At the bottom of the staircase (the one you just ascended to find ABP
XX) head to the right.  At the very northeast corner of this area you'll find
this Primer (the next room contains a couple of Chimeras and an Al Bhed
compilation Sphere).


When it becomes lost "forever":  Once you head out the door next to the save
sphere, you will no longer be able to get this Primer.


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PRIMER XXII:
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Found:  In Bevelle, right before you enter the Cloister of Trials, you'll
find this Primer at the bottom of the stairs after you take the very handicap
accessible staircase to a lower area of Bevelle Palace.

When it becomes lost "forever":  Once you enter the Bevelle Cloister.



There are a few Primers that you can miss out getting in their original
location, but appear in different areas later in the game.  The following is a
list of the Primers that appear in a new area if you missed them in their
original location.


ABP #     Original Location             New Location
ŻŻŻŻŻ     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
  1       Deck of Al Bhed Ship          Bikanel Oasis, northwestern area.
          after Baaj Temple.

  3       Power Room of the             Bikanel Oasis, next to machina "tent"
          SS Liki.                      Wakka kicks after you find him.

 14       Thunder Plains Travel         Sanubia Desert - East.  Right after you
          Agency.                       find Rikku, around the small bend on
                                        the left, on top of a dune.


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Wantz in Macalania Woods:
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After viewing the Highbridge event once you gain permanent access to the
Airship, Wantz will begin selling four slotted equipment in Macalania Woods for
100,000 each.  He's located right near the entrance from the Thunder Plains.

If you did not speak with Wantz on Mt. Gagazet, for whatever reason, he will
not show up Macalania Woods, and you will not be able to purchase this four
slotted equipment.  

Empty four slotted equipment can be obtained from the following enemies:

Adamantois      (Omega Ruins, Inside S)
Black Element   (Omega Ruins)
Master Tonberry (Omega Ruins)
Varuna          (Omega Ruins, City of Dying Dreams)
YAT-97          (Zanarkand)
YKT-11          (Zanarkand)


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DURREN (yes, the Blitzer):
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While not an item by any means, you can permanently miss out on your chance to
recruit Durren for your Blitz team (no worries, he's not special in any way
other than the fact that you can miss out on recruiting him).  Normally, he
can be found training in the Calm Lands, he's a Crusader training to fight Sin.
Once you defeat Sin's Left/Right fins, he leaves the Calm Lands never to be
seen again.  Something about the Calm Lands just makes people disappear, maybe
they're falling into the gorge.  


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5.0 - PAL/Int Gamers Only
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Besaid and Macalania DSTs
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It should be worth noting that for the PAL/Int gamers, getting the Besaid and
Macalania Destruction Sphere treasures the first time through those temples is
a very wise decision.  If you miss your first opportunity to get them, you'll
have to defeat Dark Valefor (Besaid) and/or Dark Shiva (Macalania) before you
can access the Cloister again.

Be sure to pick these up your first time through.


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Sun Crest
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Similar to the Besaid and Macalania treasures, this item can not be permanently
missed, but you will have a great deal of trouble getting it if you miss it
your first time through Zanarkand.  After obtaining the Airship, Dark Bahamut
takes up residency in the area that you would find the Sun Crest, meaning
you'll have to take him out before getting it.

Once again, this only applies to the PAL/Int gamers.


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Jecht Sphere
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The Jecht/Auron/Braska Spheres start showing up around Spira once you defeat
Spherimorph, so your first opportunity to get this would be right after that
battle, but before the events that directly preceed the Crawler fight.  This
isn't missable, but if you don't get this before fighting Crawler, then you'll
have to go through Dark Valefor to get it.  If you forgot either Energy Blast
or the Destruction Sphere treasure in Besaid, I would recommend going back once
you've defeated Spherimorph, to get it all in a single trip.


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Energy Blast
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Valefor's second Overdrive is first obtainable as soon as you leave Besaid with
Wakka, Lulu and Yuna.  Simply go back into Besaid, speak to the woman behind
the counter at the item shop (doesn't matter if you buy anything), and then
find the girl who owns the dog, speak to her, then check the dog's mouth. Once
you've viewed the events that directly preceed the Crawler fight, you'll have
to go through Dark Valefor to get this "item."

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6.0 - Bevelle Destruction Sphere & Treasure
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I thought it would only be prudent to make a note about this in the FAQ.  The
Bevelle Destruction Sphere CAN'T be missed, because it's needed to get out of
the Temple and progress with the game.  The Bevelle treasure that corresponds
with the statue in Baaj Temple CAN'T be missed.  The treasure is the Hp Sphere
that you automatically pick up on your way out of the Temple.  The chest to the
left of the exit of Bevelle Temple as a Knight's Lance for Kimahri, a weapon
with Strength +10/5/3.  This has absolutely no bearing on obtaining Anima, it's
simply a normal treasure. 


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7.0 - Credits
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Thanks to the regulars at the FFX board, without them I wouldn't be writing any
kinds of FAQs.

Thanks to Ultimaphazon for suggesting that I add notes about the Sun Crest and
Besaid and Macalania Destruction Sphere Treasures.


Thanks to my local cable provider for having nothing worth watching at 2:00 on
this rainy Monday night, without absolutely anything to do, I might not have
stooped so low as to write this piddly excuse for a FAQ.  Cheers!

Thanks to CJayC for the wonderful website we know as GameFAQs, a great place
for video game discussion.