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    FINAL FANTASY X-2 PERFECT GAME GUIDE / ALTERNATE 100% GUIDE (v2.02)
                           - nemes1s aka hpsolo -
    
    GAME VERSION: Final Fantasy X-2; US Release
    
    LATEST UPDATE:
    
      02-MAR-2004  Added note regarding save files (they don't show any
      v2.02        decimal values -- e.g. 1.6% shows up as 1% and this
                   is normal)
    
      23-FEB-2004  Minor update regarding Bikanel dispatches (just some
      v2.01        clarifications about dispatches)
    
      20-FEB-2004  Major updates (added more info regarding why things
      v2.00        are done the way they're done)
    
    WHAT THIS GUIDE WILL GET YOU
    
      - 100% story completion in one game (not using New Game+)
      - all dress spheres, including Mascot
      - all special dress spheres and the two power-ups for each of the
        three special dress spheres
      - many (if not all) of the really nice items you can get in one
        complete game with 100% story completion
      - most of the garment grids (it is impossible to obtain all the
        garment grids in a 100% in-one-try game)
      - all 10 crimson spheres
      - all treasures spheres excluding Gippal's sphere (not possible
        to obtain in a 100% in-one-try game)
      - both magical dance volumes (enables you to fully master the 
        Songstress dress sphere)
      - all Blue Bullet abilities that have only once chance of being
        learned
      - basically all the things you can get (and are worth getting) if
        you try to get 100% story completion in one game
    
    WHAT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET IN A 100%-IN-ONE-TRY GAME
    
      - Key to Success
      - Enterprise
      - Minerva's Plate
      - a few garment grids (someone care to tell me which ones?)
      - Gippal's sphere
    
    INTRODUCTION
    
      This guide assumes that you are playing a brand new game, and not
    using the New Game+ feature. It is possible to get 100% by using the
    New Game+ feature if you fail to get 100% in your first try. If you
    are using this guide while using the New Game+ feature, please see
    the VERY IMPORTANT note toward the end of this guide!
    
      This guide is based on actual gameplay. It is set up so that there
    are as many "point O" save spots as possible. That is, the order is
    set up so that you can easily make sure you've done everything right
    as often as possible. Moreover, you'll be starting out with white
    magic as early as possible, unlike in other guides where you're left
    without white magic until near the end of chapter one.
    
      Again, this guide has been verified by actual gameplay. I gathered
    info from Brady Games and other FAQs from GameFAQs to compile what
    I thought would be a suitable way of getting 100%. If you read some
    of the other guides, you'll eventually reach parts (e.g. Chapter 5)
    where it is impossible to finish one section without partially
    starting another section so that you can't really rely on the values
    for completion. This guide eliminates such problems and also does
    things in a way where even if you end up having to start from a
    previous save, you won't be set back too far (including leveling up
    and items lost).
    
      I will warn you when you should not interrupt someone while they
    are speaking (only occurs once in the game). Otherwise, you should
    always:
    
      1. enter any place for the first time by airship (i.e. in the
         first chapter, enter all places by airship if it's your first
         time there)
      2. use at least two save files -- one for your previous "point O"
         save (i.e. save at a point where the percent ends with .0)
         and the other as "scratch" file; use more scratch files so you
         can more easily backtrack without having to backtrack too far
      3. never press start to choose the option to skip a scene during
         any cutscene or FMV; you may press start to puase, but only
         for pausing
      4. it never hurts to speak to someone several times (i.e. you
         should always think of talking to someone until they either
         begin to repeat themselves or speak in a dialogue box -- as
         opposed to subtitles and possible voice acting)
      5. always remember to sleep in the Cabin at the start of every
         chapter
      6. always respond with something to the effect of "yes" when you
         are asked to do some task or participate in some event (you
         can always cancel out of it later; but say yes at first as
         this normally enables missions and/or opens up mini-games);
      7. you should use this guide as an outline; by "details" I mean
         details regarding the things that MUST be done for the 100%
         story completion; I used Brady Games' guide for maps and
         whatnot
      8. be patient; DON'T GET ANTSY AND START SKIPPING DIALOGUES BY
         PRESSING THE X BUTTON; if you're going to go for 100% (which
         is an extremely big pain in the butt), then do it right by
         actually listening to and reading about the entire story
    
    
    CREDITS/THANKS
    
      - Brady Games guide
      - Ultimania guide
      - Kouli and KG21 for their guides
    
    
    CHECKPOINTS
    
      - Save files will NOT show decimal parts; this is why you should
        check your progress against whole-number checkpoints. That is, if
        you have, say, 12.6% on your current game, your save file will
        only show "12%"
    
      - Chapter 1:  6.0,  9.0, 14.0, 16.0, 17.0, 20.0, 21.0
      - Chapter 2: 30.0, 32.0, 33.0, 34.0, 35.0, 37.0, 38.0
      - Chapter 3: 46.0, 47.0, 49.0, 50.0, 51.0, 53.0, 55.0, 57.0
      - Chapter 4: 63.0, 64.0, 65.0, 66.0, 67.0, 70.0, 71.0, 72.0
      - Chapter 5: 79.0, 80.0, 82.0, 83.0, 86.0, 87.0, 90.0, 92.0,
                   95.0, 96.0, 100.0
    
    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR SAVE FILE SHOWS THE WRONG PERCENTAGE
    
      - don't immediately start over from your last "point O" checkpoint
      - the only thing that could have happened is that you forgot to do
        something between the last "point O" save and where you are now
        unless you simply ignored saving your game when the guide says
        SAVE GAME XX.0%
      - double check you've done the things listed from the previous
        "point O" checkpoint and where you are now
      - redo the steps since your last reliable "point O" save file; by
        this I do not mean load from the last reliable save file and
        start from there again; I mean that if you say only have 31%
        when you should have 32% at the 32.0% checkpoint, use the file
        that is saving at only 31% and duplicate what you think you have
        already done to reach 32.0% -- if you then save and still do not
        have the correct percentage, then perhaps you should let me know
        so we can clear up any possible problems
      - most mistakes are due to people doing things out of order; the
        order of the events usually does not matter, but if you find that
        your percentage isn't right, it's possible that the events you
        did required a certain order (e.g. chapter one at Mushroom Rock
        requires you to accept Yaibal's mission first, and then talk to
        Clasko vs the incorrect method where you turn down Yaibal, talk 
        to Clasko, and then accept Yaibal's mission)
    
    
    
    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!
    
      - the game keeps track of your percentages internally; THE SAVE
        FILE DOES NOT SHOW PAST INTEGER VALUES (i.e. if you've earned up
        to, say, 1.6%, your save file will only show 1% -- this is normal
        and also the reason for checkpoints)
      - there are missions which you can complete and have the correct
        percentages upon saving, and yet STILL screw up in chapter 5; so
        make sure you read EVERY SINGLE "NOTE" that appears or you will
        NOT get the episode completes needed in chapter 5
      - you must sleep in the Cabin in every chapter in order to trigger
        a required cutscene in chapter 5, so make sure you sleep in the
        Cabin at least once per chapter
      - once you can dig in Bikanel, avoid digging too much (any success
        in a dig means you are leveling up a chapter 5 boss; if you max
        out this boss' level before you reach chapter 5, you will NOT get
        100% on your first try); for now, either dig and avoid the yellow
        X marks, or do not dig at all (except for the mission requiring
        that you dig)
    
    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!
    
    
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    CHAPTER I
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    LUCA ............................................................ 1.6
    
      * touch the moogle on the second, left dock (YOU MUST DO THIS OR
        YOU WILL NOT GET 100% COMPLETION)
      * mission complete
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 1.8
    
      * talk to Buddy
      * talk to Brother
      * talk to Rikku
      * talk to Paine
      * talk to Shinra
      * view "Journey's Start" (by speaking with Shinra)
      * talk to Barkeep (he's in the Cabin)
      * sleep in the Cabin (by speaking with Barkeep)
      * speak to Buddy to be sent to Mt Gagazet
    
      NOTE: you should probably save your game here, just in case
    
    MOUNT GAGAZET ................................................... 2.6
    
      * save your game once you finish the jumping tutorial; the upcoming
        mission is timed so you'll need the save file in case you have to
        redo the mission
      * during the mission, make it to the save point at the top of the
        mountain before time runs out (ignore getting sidetracked for
        now; it's not hard at all to pick up all the chests during this
        mission -- it's even easier if you make it to the save sphere
        at the top and then go back to pick up any treasures WITHOUT the
        worry of a timer)
      * defeat the boss; mission complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [06.0%] .........................
    
    
    AIRSHIP CELCIUS ................................................. 0.6
    
      * save your game before doing anything (this is the fake 6.0% check;
        see NOTE below, however -- VERY IMPORTANT DETAIL)
      * speak to Brother and choose to comfort him
    
      NOTE: The 6.0% check really does not exist since it occurs right
      after the mission complete screen, but before any cutscenes you see
      on the airship. Unforunately, there is no way to save your game
      after the mission complete, but prior to seeing any airship scenes.
      So you techinically have something like 6.2% when actually _can_
      save because of the cutscenes you see on the airship upon returning
      from the mission. The true test to see if you did all the necessary
      requirements to reach 6.0% is to do the following steps:
    
      - after saving on the airship, and AFTER COMFORTING BROTHER, you
        presumably have 6.6% (if you did everything correctly); go visit
        Guadosalam via your airship (this gives 0.2%)
      - after the cutscene there, continue up to the upper levels of
        Guadosalam and attempt to enter the Farplane entrance and you
        will see a second cutscene (this gives another 0.2%)
      - use a temp save file and save in Guadosalam; if you see 7%, then
        you have done all the steps from 0.0% to 6.0% correctly; if not
        then you messed somewhere between 0.0% and 6.0%)
      - if you did get 7% on your temp save file, then you're good to go;
        just load the 6.0% save file (again, it's technicaly not 6.0%)
        and proceed normally by comforting Brother, and then move on to
        the Besaid section below
    
    BESAID .......................................................... 2.2
    
      NOTE: If you used the test described in the NOTE above, make sure
      your current game does not have the Guadosalam events as having
      already been seen; those were used for testing only
    
      * enter Besaid and speak with Wakka
      * take a walk with Lulu
      * rest at Lulu's place
      * exit Lulu's place and speak with her outside to start the mission
      * find the four ciphers (look for shiny spots)
        - 1st digit: on the way toward the beach but before the getting
            to the waterfalls
        - 4th digit: after finding the 1st digit, exit to the next area
          and hop onto the first ruin to your right
        - 3rd digit: once you reach the beach, hop onto the ledge to your
            left (look for some kids as soon as the screen changes to the
            beach area)
        - 2nd digit: far side (away from the entrance) of Besaid beach
            on top of some greenery
      * enter the digits to get inside the secret cave and speak to Wakka
      * defeat the boss; mission complete
    
    MI'HEN HIGHROAD ................................................. 0.2
    
      * enter via the airship for a custcene; save your game for
        a percent check
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [09.0%] .........................
    
    
    MUSHROOM ROCK ................................................... 4.6
    
      * speak with Yaibal (automatic once you follow Ormi and Logos);
      * accept Yaibal's mission of reaching Youth League HQ but don't
        actually start doing it yet; DO NOT TURN DOWN THE MISSION AND
        ACCEPT IT LATER ON! this will NOT get you the correct story
        completion points
      * speak with Clasko first before you enter the Mushroom Rock area
      * during your mission to reach the lift up to Youth League
        headquarters, take the side path to the Den of Woe and encounter
        Ormi and Logos; grab the Crimson Sphere 9 they leave behind (I
        also examined the door)
      * speak to Maroda at the Den of Woe (several times if need be)
      * go back and finish up the mission of reaching Mushroom Rock's lift
      * speak with Elma; mission complete
      * take the elevator up to Youth League headquarters (save your 
        game) and then speak to Lucil TWICE
      * speak to Maechen and listen to his story; DO NOT PRESS ANY BUTTON
        EVEN WHEN GIVEN THE OPTION TO HAVE HIM GO ON -- SIMPLY LET HIM
        SPEAK
      * once Maechen is finished speaking, shake Maechen's hand
      * return to your airship and watch "Crimson Report 1"
      * return to Mushroom Rock and speak with Clasko by the entrance; he
        is near the edge of the water, opposite of where you first spoke
        to Yaibal to start the mission you just completed
      * allow Clasko to ride on the airship
      * return to your airship and talk to Clasko in the Cabin
    
    GUADOSALAM ...................................................... 0.4
    
      * enter via airship
      * after the cutscene, go to the top level and attempt to enter the
        Farplane entrance for another cutscene
      * save your game and return to your airship
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [14.0%] .........................
    
    
    LUCA ............................................................ 1.6
    
      * enter by airship
      * complete the mission here (very easy)
      * return to Luca and speak to Rin (he's at the bliztball locker
        room)
    
      NOTE: you might as well get a feeling for Sphere Break by speaking
      to the short guy on the opposite locker room from where Rin is; if
      you absolutely hate Sphere Break and suck at it, check out:
    
      http://aero.underclocked.com/ihsb/
    
    MOUNT GAGAZET ................................................... 0.4
    
      * enter via airship and watch the cutscene
      * reply to Garik with the second option
      * once you gain control of Yuna, speak to Kimahri and choose the
        second option (speak to him several times if need be)
      * speak to the female Ronso next to Kimahri and choose the first
        option
      * speak to everyone else and choose the second option
      * take the teleport pad and go to the Fayth Scar and speak to the
        Ronso here and choose the second option
    
      NOTE: That's 8 people in all, including Kimahri; if you speak to a
      Ronso and aren't given any response options, it's because you have
      already spoken to them; speaking with them will NOT affect the
      story completion, but they WILL affect a minor story detail later
      in the game. Only Kimahri is important for a dress sphere later on;
      the others are part of a monument building detail revealed in the
      last chapter
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [16.0%] .........................
    
    
    DJOSE TEMPLE .................................................... 1.0
    
      * enter via airship for a cutscene
      * speak to Gippal and ask to dig; he'll "interview you"
      * obtain the "Letter of Introduction"
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [17.0%] .........................
    
    
    MACALANIA WOODS ................................................. 2.2
    
      NOTE: if the enemies here are too tough, just escape; if you see
      an amorphous gel, have non-mages heal while your black mage casts
      magic (use the element opposite of what is used by the gel); it's
      best to run from the gels for now, though; you might want to save 
      your game by taking the Shimmering Path back to the save sphere
      immediately after speaking to Tromell
    
      * enter via airship
      * speak to Bayra (automatic; he looks like a man with and eagle's
        head)
      * go due east of the save sphere and then south at the 4-way
        intersection and speak to Donga at the spring area
      * take the long route toward the travel agency and find Pukutak
        along the way; speak to ... it (?)
      * enter the north spring area and speak with Tromell UNTIL HE
        LEAVES (that is, talk to him FOUR times); you will obtain the
        special dress sphere for Paine if you do this correctly
      * save your game (take the Shimmering Path to get back to the save
        sphere without having to worry about encounters)
      * make your way to the travel agency and try to speak with O'aka
        before he runs off
      * find O'aka (north of where you found Donga); this is a mission
      * let O'aka onto your airship; mission complete
      * return to the airship and speak with O'aka in the cabin
    
    BIKANEL DESERT .................................................. 0.8
    
      * speak everyone and eventually a cutscene follows
      * speak to the lady who shows up to start the next mission
      * easy mission (don't even bother with the white X's; just grab
        the yellow X and get out); mission complete
    
      NOTE: DON'T DO ANY EXTRA DIGGING HERE!
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [20.0%] .........................
    
    
    MOONFLOW ........................................................ 0.6
    
      * enter via airship for a cutscene (you may want to save here)
      * go east from the save point and speak to Tobli; head south to
        find the Hypello
      * clear the mission (DO NOT LET ANY BANDIT RUN OFF WITH THE CARGO!)
        - first round has only one bandit
        - second round has two bandits (both coming from in front of you)
        - third round has two bandits (one behind you and one from the
          front)
      * return to Tobli for automatic events; obtain Gun Mage dress
        sphere
      * mission complete
    
      NOTE: DO NOT walk to Moonflow; there are two ways to start the
      "Shave the Hypello" mission and you DO NOT want to start it by
      meeting the Hypello on your way to Moonflow
    
      From Split Infinity: It's ok to walk to Moonflow so long as you DO
      NOT TALK TO THE HYPELLO. Ignore his cries for help, and get the
      mission from Tobli... then go help the hypello.
    
      FYI: Speaking to the Hypello and taking on the mission (i.e. if you
      head to Moonflow by foot from, say, Mushroom Rock) is another way
      to start the mission; however you won't get 100%. 
    
    THUNDER PLAINS .................................................. 0.2
    
      * enter by airship for a cutscene; optionally, you can enter from
        Guadosalam if you like
    
    CALM LANDS ...................................................... 0.2
    
      * enter the Calm Lands by airship for a cutscene
      * start the Publicity Campaign (at one of the grey triangles on the
        mini-map) and the Marriage Campaign (at the travel agency); it
        does not matter which agent you pick or what response you give to
        the father who seeks marriage for his son (by start, I mean talk
        to them to enable this "mission")
    
      WARNING: TO MAKE YOUR GAME EXPERIENCE LESS STRESSFUL, TRY TO GET
      400 PTS OR MORE BY THE TIME YOU'RE READY TO END CHAPTER 3!!! THE
      SOONER THE BETTER!! (There is a PR Guide on GameFAQs if you need
      some help.)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [21.0%] .........................
    
    
    BEVELLE ......................................................... 0.6
    
      * enter via airship and watch the cutcsene
      * go further in and speak to Baralai (cutscene with him at the
        front gates)
    
    KILIKA ISLAND ................................................... ?.?
    
      * enter via airship for a cutscene
      * visit Dona and watch the cutscene there (involves Barthello and
        Dona)
      * go inside Dona's house and speak with her
    
    
      NOTE: story completion percentage points are accounted for later,
      after Zanarkand
    
    
      WARNING: The next check point is the 30.0% mark!!! Use as many
      scratch save files as needed in case you forget to do something. 
    
      - do any publicity and marriage advertising you want now (you'll
        need at least 400 points by the time you do the Calm Lands in
        chapter five)
        GET 400 PTS BY THE END OF CHAPTER 3 TO AVOID ANY POSSIBILITY OF
        HAVING A PROBLEM BY THE TIME YOU REACH CHAPTER 5
      - there's a man in Kilika (due east of the save point once you
        enter by airship; you'll have to take the bridge over) who will
        let you check on the construction progress; take a peek with his
        scope every chapter (when possible) to get "Invincible" in 
        chapter five; the guy is on a huge white boat and isn't the old
        ferry guy; make sure you actually see the construction
      - double check all Treasure spheres (i.e. watch them if you have
        not)
    
      DRESS SPHERE CHECKLIST
    
      - songstress (automatic)
      - black mage (after first Mt. Gagazet mission)
      - white mage (from Besaid)
      - gun mage (from Tobli, after saving the Hypello)
      - Full Throttle (Paine's special dress sphere; given by Tromell in
        Macalania Woods if you spoke to him FOUR times)
    
      OTHER THINGS TO DOUBLE CHECK
    
      - view the treasure spheres
      - have Clasko in the airship (pick him up from Mushroom Rock)
      - have O'aka on the airship
    
    
    ZANARKAND ....................................................... 1.8
    
      * enter via airship
      * speak to Isaaru
      * go into Zanarkand dome and speak with Cid; respond with "You
        bet I do!"
      * talk to the guy next to Cid to release monkeys (do not interact
        with them or you will lose gil)
      * further in, you'll see a cutscene; respond with "Is that you,
        Isaaru?"
      * keep going in deeper and fight the boss; mission complete
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 0.2
    
      * automatic cutscene; you are taken to Kilika Island
    
    KILIKA ISLAND ................................................... 1.6
    
      * use a new scratch save file
      * visit Dona if you haven't already (make sure you talk to her)
      * during the mission, you will be given a chance to spy on the
        guards; when given to option to continue spying, choose to keep
        watching (this gives you two passwords: "Carved Monkey" for odd
        number of guards and "Craven Monkey" for even number of guards)
    
        NOTE: wait until ALL the guards are in place (some of them come
        in a few seconds later)
    
        Group 1: Craven Monkey
        Group 2: Carved Monkey
        Group 3: Craven Monkey
        Group 4: Carved Monkey (then more move in; Carved Monkey again)
    
      * beat the boss; mission complete
    
    
    
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    CHAPTER II
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    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 2.4
    
      * automatic events
      * go to the Cabin and push (smallest first) all the musicians into
        the elevator (talk to Barkeep to reset the musicians if you mess
        up at any point)
      * watch the cutscene
      * return to the Bridge but do not decide to whom you give the
        sphere
      * rest in the Cabin
      * go to the Bridge and select Youth League and you will be taken to
        Mushroom Rock
    
    MUSHROOM ROCK ................................................... 1.0
    
      * give the Awesome sphere to Nooj
      * automatic event returns you to airship
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 0.6
    
      * automatic events (new mission to retrieve syndicate uniforms)
      * save your game with a new scratch save file
    
    BESAID .......................................................... 0.8
    
      * talk to the blitzball players
      * Beclem shows up and will speak
      * go through the Gunner's Guantlet and defeat Beclem's challenge
        (the key is to not get hit and rack up lots of "chains"; once
        you reach the waterfall, just keep pressing "O" to get new lock
        targets and fire away -- the enemies will and should be off the
        screen; use a death ammo on the enemy with 10HP; move forward
        to pick up ammo but do not exit the waterfalls area until you
        have obtained about 650 points; this challenge is not hard if
        you take your time; save a death ammo for the part after the
        waterfalls area)
      * mission complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [30.0%] .........................
    
    
    DJOSE HIGHROAD .................................................. 0.4
    
      * enter Djose Temple via airship and head south toward Mushroom
        Rock to eventually view a cutscene
      * continue toward Mushroom Rock and find a sphere (Yuna's secret
        dress sphere)
      * defeat the boss
      * mission complete
    
    GUADOSALAM ...................................................... 0.2
    
      * ENTER BY AIRSHIP AND SPEAK WITH SYNDICATE GOONS FOR A CUTSCENE;
        TOO MANY PEOPLE EMAIL ME ABOUT NOT GETTTING THE NEXT CHECKPOINT
        BECAUSE THEY'RE SO EAGER ABOUT MAKING 90K GIL AND FORGET ABOUT
        THIS STEP -- TALK TO THESE GOONS AND GET THE CUTSCENE FIRST!!!
        *long sigh*
    
      NOTE: Save your game (scratch file if you want) because the next
      thing you want to do is earn 90,000 gil; you can do this after the
      Mi'hen Highroad event below if you're worried about the story
      completion percentage; if you don't have 10k gil, then come back
      after making tons of money at the Moonflow mission (see far below)
      DON'T SKIP TO MOONFLOW NOW... Just wait until you get there and
      complete that location (and double check you've gotten 34.0% upon 
      completing the Luca section) -- then come back here to do this
      next part (it adds nothing to story completion, so you're ok)
    
      - before we start, double check that you've talked to the goons
        for the cutscene; several people have emailed me about wrong
        percentages because they forgot to get the cutscene (I realize
        that 90k gil sounds nice, but not at the risk of getting only
        99.8% instead of 100% :P)
      - after you save your game, speak to the innkeeper and buy data
        from him for 10,000 gil; if you do the Moonflow mission and sold
        all 10 tickets, you should definitely have enough to by the data
        (the Moonflow mission is a bit later in this chapter)
      - he will then give you a clue about the data's buyer and if
        he says "It's the last person you'd expect, no question." then
        continue; otherwise reset and try again
      - once he gives the clue above, sell him the information for a big
        chunk of change: 100,000 gil
      - don't worry about O'aka's debt yet because that can take a bit
        of time; instead, try to complete the next section and check your
        progress; O'aka's debt is addressed soon after
    
    MI'HEN HIGHROAD ................................................. 1.4
    
      WARNING: before you do the mission here, finish up the Publicity
      and Marriage campaign in this area first; start from the Mushroom
      rock entrance and work your way toward the travel agency (see the
      PR Guide at GameFAQs for more info as to how and why; you could
      optionally skip the PR campaign for Mi'hen as there are more than
      1000 pts to be earned throughout the course of the game, and you
      only need 400 pts)
    
      * use a scratch save file (it's possible you'll need to restart the
        mission) at the travel agency; it should be a NEW scratch file in
        case you need to go back as far as the 30.0% checkpoint
      * talk to Calli (she's west of the travel agency) to start the
        mission
    
        - Phase One: Do not take any of the three side paths to which 
          Rikku points unless you want some mediocre items
        - Phase Two: Try not to miss too much or you'll have to redo this
          part (you must succeed at guessing the chocobo's direction, but
          you must NOT actually catch it -- it is possible to catch it
          and end this mission here, but you do NOT want to do this!)
    
      * see a cutscene where Rikku falls once Phase Two is over and AFTER
        you follow Rikku a bit more  (if you don't get this, reset your
        game and try again); Rikku will hop on top of a few ruins and
        point the way; the scene should occur at the set of ruins that
        has a circular path around it
    
        - Phase Three: move toward Luca and automatic scene occurs; if
          not then talk to the lady (marked by white/grey triangle on the
          mini-map) and have her use a hover to help you capture the
          chocobo; upon capturing the chocobo, you will then be placed on
          a timed mission
    
      * use a scratch file (again, you may need to restart) at the travel
        agency
      * make sure to reach Calli before the timer runs out; otherwise, do
        a soft reset and start again from the travel agency
      * beat the boss; DON'T PRESS ANY BUTTONS ONCE YOU BEAT THE BOSS 
      * make sure you see Rikku along the bridge (this may happen while
        the mission complete screen is shown, so don't press "X" right
        away; if you don't see this, then just press "X" after a long
        wait; many people see this before the mission complete screen;
        see notes below)
      * mission complete
      * return to the travel agency (it's the default arrival spot if you
        go by airship) and pick up Clasko AND Calli
    
      NOTE: I don't recall exactly, but I vaguely remember seeing Rikku
      run after the rest of the party after they defeat the boss. The
      scene doesn't actually add toward story completion, but helps with
      making Rikku the culprit (you'll understand this later)
    
      FYI: Blaming Rikku will get you an item called Ragnarok; blaming
      the chocobo eater will also get you 100%, but you won't receive
      any prizes when this mystery is revealed in chapter 5.
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [32.0%] .........................
    
    
    CALM LANDS ...................................................... 0.8
    
      * enter by airship and get a cutscene with Clasko; follow him to
        where he ran (Monster Arena, for those who have played FFX); if
        you don't get this scene, it's because you either messed up in
        Chapter One and forgot to pick Clasko up, or haven't picked him
        up from the travel agency at Mi'Hen Highroad in the section
        immediately above
      * speak with Clasko to start the mission
    
        - the first monster you fight is a Skink north and to the right
          of the save sphere
        - walk all throughout the dungeon WITHOUT TOUCHING ANY MONSTER
          and observe which direction each of them face; they are all
          looking at the next monster you fight -- all but one, which
          is the one you DO want to touch
        - after five such battles, talk to Clasko and win one last fight
    
      * mission complete; obtain Alchemist dress sphere
      * talk to Lian and Ayde at the travel Agency
      * capture a Chocobo before the end of Chapter 3; you should do this
        in the next section at the Thunder Plains as I found most of
        mine there; also, it seemed to me that using high-luck characters
        increased encounter rate with chocobos (this probably is not true
        to any extent, but a correlation I noticed during my game)
    
    THUNDER PLAINS .................................................. 0.2
    
      * speak to Cid (he's marked on the mini-map); save your game and
        check that it's at 33.0%
      * attempt to calibrate the lightning towers; you don't need to be
        successful on all 10 (successfully calibrating any 5 towers and
        merely attempting the remaining 5 gets you a garment grid at the
        travel agency); speak to the Al Bhed by the save sphere near
        Guadosalam to enable this mini-game; how well you do at each
        tower affects the contents of treasure chests in chapter 5
    
        - towers 1-4, and 6 are the easiest to calibrate
        - calibrating tower 10 gets you a Ribbon in chapter 5
    
      * capture a Chocobo (get this out of the way here at the Thunder
        Plains)
    
        - have your Gyshal greens sorted so that they appear as the first
          item on your item list
        - when a chocobo appears in the battle, the first thing you do is
          feed it a Gyshal green; carefully defeat the other enemies and
          MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY HIT THE CHOCOBO (e.g. attack
          too fast and an enemy might die before all attacks are used;
          you will then hit the chocobo); you may want to occasionally
          feed the chocobo another Gyshal green if the battle takes too
          long
        - after killing off all other enemies, feed the chocobo one more
          Gyshal green to capture it
    
      NOTE: From now on, you should always be ready to capture a chocobo;
      you only need 14 of them; it's ok if you kill chocobos; the Calms
      Lands are the worst place for chocobos if you do not have the Lure
      Bracer (you get this later) since the random encounters are super
      low there
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [33.0%] .........................
    
    
    MOONFLOW ........................................................ 0.2
    
      * sell tickets for Tobli (YOU MUST SELL ALL 10!); start from where
        you met the Hypello in Chapter One and work your way toward
        Guadosalam by passing through Moonflow (PLEASE READ THE NOTE AT
        THE END OF THE MOONLFOW SECTION!!!)
    
        THERE ARE MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE; YOU ONLY HAVE 10 TICKETS -- YOU
        WANT TO SELL TO PEOPLE WHO WILL PAY HIGHER (MORE PROFIT FOR YOU
        WHEN YOU'RE DONE); AGAIN, YOU MUST SELL 10 TEN TICKETS WHILE AT
        LEAST BREAKING EVEN (THOUGH YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE A LOT OF
        PROFIT FROM THE CHART BELOW)
    
        SELL ONLY TO THE PEOPLE MARKED WITH '*'
    
        * woman wearing pink/purple (left side of the road)   1500
        - man wearing yellow on the right side of the road     200
        * woman wearing red headband (south of Tobli)         1500
        - woman with child (in Tobli's area) by water         1000
        * woman in yellow (below save sphere)                 1500
        - man sitting on the bench (wearing orange)           1000
        * old person sitting on dock steps in green           1500
        * person in green left of little kid by steps          any
        
          take the shoopuf across to the other side
    
        * kid in white, by steps and below Hypello            2000
        * woman at the top of the ramp in a yellow dress      2000
        - guard sleeping while standing in next area           500
        * woman across of guard, left of Hypello               any
        * man in blue/yellow on road to Guadosalam            1500
        * man speaking to old lady by Guadosalam entrance     2000
    
      * automatic event back at south bank with Tobli upon the 10th sale
      * speak to Tobli again for another cutscene (not sure about this
        one; you should be fine if you speak to him again and he responds
        through a regular dialogue box; I could be confusing this with
        events in chapter 3)
    
      NOTE: (From Jordan B.) Even if you do not sell all 10 tickets, you
      will still get 34.0% upon correctly completing Luca. HOWEVER, YOU
      WILL NOT GET EPISODE COMPLETE THAT IS REQUIRED IN CHAPTER 5. So
      make sure you SELL ALL 10!!! If you need some pointers, make sure
      that you made a profit of 12500 gil from this mission! Otherwise,
      redo this mission until you make such a profit!
    
    LUCA ............................................................ 0.8
    
      * automatic scenes; get interviewed by Shelinda (it does not matter
        how you respond; I chose to keep things secret)
      * save your game on the airship to check that you've obtained 34.0%
    
    
      NOTE: at this point, you should work off O'aka's debt since you
      should have made that easy 90,000 gil in Guadosalam
    
      - buy 99 Phoenix Downs from O'aka
      - sell all 99 Phoenix Downs to Barkeep
      - repeat until his debt is gone (there's a counter at the top of
        the screen to help you keep track of how much debt is left)
    
      The reason for doing this is that a Phoenix Down costs 99 gil, for
      which you get back 25 gil so that you lose only about 75% of your
      gil (best deal out of all the items)
    
      Once you've purchased 100,000+ gil worth of items, O'aka will give
      you a huge discount. To make up the money you lost
    
      - buy all the items from O'aka and sell them all to Barkeep
      - repeat until you're happy with your gil amount
      - you'll need several million gil should you want to bribe your
        way out of some extremely tough bosses later on
      - DON'T FORGET TO RESTOCK 99 OF ALL 5 GIL ITEMS FOR YOUR OWN USE
        ONCE YOU'RE DONE GETTING GIL
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [34.0%] .........................
    
    
    MUSHROOM ROCK ................................................... 1.0
    
      * go to the Den of Woe and get an event with Nooj as well as the
        Crimson Sphere 7 sphere (do not return to your airship just yet)
      * go to the Youth League headquarters and speak with Lucil and
        Elma for a cutscene
      * return to the airship and watch "Crimson Record 7"
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [35.0%] .........................
    
    
    MACALANIA WOODS ................................................. 1.4
    
      * talk to the Hypello (walk toward the Shimmering Path to get him
        to show up) to start the mission
        - go to where you meat Tromell in Chapter One and speak to Bayra
        - find Donga on the Shimmering Path (jump through the circle of
          blue butterflies
        - find Pukutak at the south spring (area south of where you find
          O'aka hiding in Chapter One)
        - return to Bayra
        - mission complete (don't go back to the airship yet; go see the
          Hypello for your reward)
    
    ZANARKAND RUINS ................................................. 0.4
    
      * talk to Isaaru inside the dome
      * do the "Operation: Monkey!" mission
        - there are 12 pairs; first find the single monkey with a heart
          icon floating by its head; pick him up and find his mate
        - repeat another 11 times
        - hint: the mate is has an "opposite" name (e.g. Golde and Sylva)
    
    KILIKA ISLAND ................................................... 0.2
    
      * enter and try to walk into the village to trigger a cutscene;
        you cannot do anything else here
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [37.0%] .........................
    
    
    MOUNT GAGAZET ................................................... 1.0
    
      * speak to Kimahri TWICE again choose the second option
      * repeat the steps in chapter 1 to console every Ronso (remember
        that there is a Ronso the Scar of Fayth)
      * make your way up the mountain (or use the Teleports to jump to
        the Scar of Fayth) and you will reach a point where you can
        climb the rocks to the right side
      * follow the goons for a bit; CONTINUE GOING HIGHER even after the
        goons enter a cave (there is a save point nearby, but I did not
        use it; I kept climbing higher)
      * witness a cutscene where the party looks DOWN at the hot spring;
        if you don't see this scene, then you should have traveled up a
        bit higher first
      * boss fight; mission complete (save game for 38.0% check)
    
      WARNING: the next checkpoint isn't until 46.0%, so you should save
      often!! 
    
      NOW IS THE TIME TO DO SOME PR CAMPAIGNING -- REMEMBER, 400 PTS BY
      THE END OF CHAPTER 3 IS IDEAL (NOT NECESSARY, BUT YOU'LL BE GLAD
      YOU DID)
    
      DRESS SPHERE CHECKLIST
    
      - alchemist (obtained by completing the Chocobo ranch mission)
      - Floral Fallal (Yuna's special dress sphere; obtained from Djose
        Highroad during the hunt for the Syndicate uniforms)
      - Machina Maw (Rikku's special dress sphere; obtained from Bikanel
        during the hunt for one of the three Syindicate uniforms)
    
      OTHER THINGS TO DOUBLE CHECK
    
      - paid off O'aka's debt
      - caught a chocobo (Calli should be aboard the airship)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [38.0%] .........................
    
    
    BIKANEL DESERT .................................................. 0.2
    
      * talk to Nhadala
      * go to the Oasis and obtain Rikku's Machina Maw
      * boss fight; mission complete
    
      NOTE: DO NOT DO ANY DIGGING!
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 0.2
    
      * upon getting the last Syndicate uniform, you get a small
        cutscene on the airship
    
    GUADOSALAM ...................................................... 3.4
    
      WARNING: Last call for doing anything needed in this chapter! You
    
      * enter by airship and get a cutscene
      * after LeBlanc/Nooj cutscene, speak to Ormi and Logos
    
        - when you are doing your "assignment" for LeBlanc, make sure to
          fail the first attempt (i.e. succeed on the second try) so you
          get the Heady Perfume item (much needed / better item)
        - go back to where to originally spoke to Logos and Ormi to find
          the hidden passageway
    
      * get a cutscene involving Brother and Rikku
      * boss fight; then use the save sphere
      * find Crimson Sphere 10 (aka "Crimson Report 2")
        - find the Heady Perfume item (trust me, you'll want this item)
      * boss fight; use save sphere if you need to; then disarm the
        security system
      * enter LeBlanc's room; boss fight; mission complete
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 0.4
    
      * automatic cutscenes discussing Bevelle
    
    BEVELLE ......................................................... 2.6
    
      * complete the mission here
    
        - gun mages with Dismantler / Mech Destroyer are helpful if you
          plan on fighting
        - equip the Heady Perfume so you auto-replenish your MP
        - use the Charm Bangle to avoid random encounters (makes this
          mission go by faster) if you don't want to spend too much time
          on this mission
    
      * make sure to get the following (for use later in Chapter 5):
    
        - Downtrodder Garment Grid
        - Ribbon (helpful against upcoming boss whose attacks add Stop)
        - Wring accessory
        - Bloodlust accessory
        - the Dark Knight dress sphere
    
      DETAILS ON CLEARING BEVELLE
    
        - once inside Bevelle, go to the right hand side and hop onto
          a rectangular platform (opens the left side)
        - now go to the left hand side and touch the glowing pillar
          closest to the bottom of your screen
        - return to the main area and go straight toward the "lift"
          (it looks like a jetski floating midair); ride down
        - upon reaching the area with blue, patterned paths (there are
          some treasure chests here containing mediocre items), make
          your way to the left and top -- the treasure chests are to the
          right side and bottom side
        - upon going up the ramp, head to the right and you will end up
          (eventually) in a room with a save sphere
        - SAVE YOUR GAME BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY FORCED BOSS-LIKE BATTLES
          WHICH MAY BE TOUGH IF YOUR PARTY'S LEVELS ARE LOW (if you find
          that you cannot clear the upcoming mini-section, just fight
          in random encounters in the area leading to the save sphere)
        - move onward; cutscenes involving the LeBlanc crew will occur
        - once you enter what seems like a giant room, walk towards the
          ledge on the "upper" part of your screen and Yuna will slide
          down a chain -- talk to LeBlanc if you can't find it
        - this next part here is only as complicated as you want to
          make it; you'll notice that you are essentially walking around
          a circular area and that there are lightposts (some bright and
          others unlit) positioned around the circular area
    
          1. go CLOCKWISE and up to each set of lightposts and up the
             steps to touch a glyph; a forced battle will occur each
             time you touch the glyph at each of the six sets of lights
             and steps
          2. after having touched all six glyphs and winning all of the
             forced battles, you will essentially be at the spot where
             you first got here (via the sliding on the chains)
          3. there should be six metal platforms appearing inside the
             gaping circular hole; the top three are immovable
          4. position the bottom three to form a circular "staircase"
             using the following rules:
    
             (a) touching the glyph at the unlit lightposts will turn
                 the lights red, and "select" one of the lower three
                 platforms (any other red lights will turn off)
             (b) touching the glyph at the lit (blue) lightposts will
                 move the selected platform clockwise, counterclockwise,
                 or flip it to the opposite side (depending on which
                 "blue" glyph you touch) -- Charm Bangle will make your
                 trips much easier
    
             NOTE: a forced fight against a Precepts Guard or Georapella
             will always occur after any platform is moved
    
          5. using the stairway you've created, go down to the bottom
             platform (sixth one) and eventually you'll end up "outside"
             and (barely) see the tiny treasure chest containing the
             Ribbon accessory
          6. go back inside and take the passageway at the third platform
    
        - continue heading deeper into Bevelle, hopping onto any (tall)
          columns to trigger walkways where needed until you reach a room
          that triggers a cutscene with the LeBlanc syndicate (you should
          be in a room with giant machinery moving up, down, and around)
        - upon gaining control of Yuna, walk away from the machinery and
          toward the bottom-left corner of your screen to find a very big
          glyph on the ground; -- step on it to get an idea of what it can
          do (stops the machinery)
        - hop on and off the glyph and play around to get the machine to
          stop in a way that allows you to climb onto it; once you're on
          the machine, make your way up to the top and a cutscene occurs
        - now begins a mini-game that allows you to nab the Wring and the
          Bloodlust accessories
    
          1. hop onto one of the ledges (several levels of them) and then
             have Rikku start the machine; Yuna should be standing to the
             far left or far right so that you can see level/floor she is
             on
          2. stop the machine when the top of one of the cylinders is at
             about Yuna's head level (i.e. is between the floor Yuna is
             standing on and the floor immediately above her)
          3. jump onto the machine and work your way around to one of the
             other cylinders and hope you can hop onto a different floor
          4. keep tinkering around until you can get the Wring and the
             Bloodlust accessories (not required, but makes life a tad
             bit easier in Chapter 5); Wring is through the door at the
             lowest level while Bloodlust is close toward the top level
    
        - get off the machine and continue further inside Bevelle until
          you reach three lifts (those things that look like jetskis)
        - let's just call the left-side lift "L1", the middle lift "L2",
          and the right-side lift "L3"; ride L1 and then head down on
          your screen to jump down back to where L2 and L3 are sitting
        - ride L2 and hop onto the square block to activate platforms
          elsewhere
        - return to where L3 is and ride L3 up to the level where you
          left L1 (and a treasure chest)
        - take L1 back down to L2; ride L2 to yet another square block
          and activate it to raise more platforms located elsewhere
        - return to L1 and take L1 back up so that L1 and L3 are sitting
          on opposite sides of each other; find two square platforms and
          activate them; due north is yet a fourth lift; ride it to find
          yourself (eventually) at a save sphere
        - hop onto the pillars just slightly north and left of the save
          sphere to find a chest containing the Dark Knight dress sphere
        - save your game and prepare for TWO boss fights (you can save
          your game again between fights)
    
      NOTE: after getting the Dark Knight dress sphere, you will have one
      of only two opportunities to learn the Blue Bullet ability called
      Drill Shot during the first boss battle; to learn this, have the
      person you wish to learn it be the only one to interact with
      the boss; use that person to hit him and heal him so he doesn't die
      before he uses the ability; everone else should heal themself or
      other party members (lots of High Potions will be needed)
    
      * mission complete
    
    
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    CHAPTER III
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      WARNING: MAKE SURE YOU DO THE CACTUAR SIDE-QUEST (FIRST SIX) BEFORE
      ENDING THIS CHAPTER BY COMPLETING DJOSE TEMPLE AFTER IT TURNS INTO
      A HOTSPOT; THIS WILL SAVE YOU LOTS OF BOOKKEEPING HEADACHES IN
      CHAPTER 5 -- READ THE CHAPTER 5 BIKANEL SECTION TO UNDERSTAND WHY
      YOU NEED TO DO THIS SIDEQUEST EARLY; THIS SIDE QUEST OPENS UP WHEN
      YOU REACH BIKANEL
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 0.8
    
      * automatic scenes
      * sleep in the Cabin
    
    MUSHROOM ROCK ................................................... 0.4
    
      * speak to Yaibal and Lucil
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [46.0%] .........................
    
    
    LUCA ............................................................ 0.8
    
      * watch the cutscenes and enter the tournament
      * defeat two people at the game of Sphere Break
      * save your game
      * win a third game of Sphere Break and immediately face Shinra in
        you fourth and final game of Sphere Break (I hope you previously
        saved your game)
      * YOU MUST DEFEAT SHINRA (hopefully he won't use 1's for his cores
        and screw up your echo combos)
      * mission complete
    
    DJOSE TEMPLE .................................................... 0.2
    
      * talk to Gippal for a short cutscene
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [47.0%] .........................
    
    
    GUADOSALAM ...................................................... 2.0
    
      * speak to Logos and Ormi
      * talk to LeBlanc
      * speak to Logos and Ormi again; then go to Logos' room
      * cutscene in room where you previously found Crimson Sphere 10
      * watch Ormi's and Logos' spheres
      * move to the right side of the bed and find the Gaol Sphere
      * talk to Maechen (DO NOT PRESS ANY BUTTONS JUST TO BE SAFE)
      * go to LeBlanc's room and obtain Crimson Sphere 4 (you have to
        find a spot where you can climb up -- this is the room in the
        "secret" area and not her normal room)
      * return to your airship and watch "Crimson Record 4"
      * view all other treasure spheres (just to be safe)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [49.0%] .........................
    
    
    MI'HEN HIGHROAD ................................................. 0.6
    
      * defeat the machina that are out of control
    
        - use the green spots on your mini-map to identify the people
          who need help or the machina that are out of control
        - Charm Bangle will make life easier
        - ignore the treasure chests for now
        - make sure you save more people than the opposing crew
        - there are two spots onto which you must jump to make a save;
          one is near the bridges area while the other is in the area
          leading to the spot where you saved Calli (press "O" to reach
          the group)
        - if possible, make sure you see Shinra place comm spheres as you
          pass the bridges and make your way toward the Mushroom Rock
          gate area
    
      * mission complete
    
    BIKANEL DESERT .................................................. 0.4
    
      * talk to Nhadala
      * go to Cactuar Nation and talk to Marnela (several times if need
        be) and respond with "Makes perfect sense." (cactuar side-quest
        opens up)
    
      NOTE: DO NOT DO ANY DIGGING HERE!! The cactuar side-quest details
      are explained a bit later in this chapter (don't worry, I'll give
      you ample guidance)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [50.0%] .........................
    
    
    MACALANIA WOODS ................................................. 0.8
    
      NOTE: make sure you have paid off O'aka's debt before you start this
      mission
    
      * head to the travel agency and defend it
      * obtain the Berserker dress sphere inside the agency
      * you'll see a scene with O'aka as well
      * mission complete
    
    THUNDER PLAINS .................................................. 0.2
    
      * speak to Lian and Ayde (I sent them to Kilika)
      * speak to Cid (southern part of the Thunder Plains; marked on the
        mini-map)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [51.0%] .........................
    
    
    BESAID ISLAND ................................................... 2.0
    
      * speak to Lulu
      * watch Wakka and Beclem talk; follow them to the temple
      * speak to Beclem inside
      * talk to Wakka inside the cloister
      * defeat the boss; mission complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [53.0%] .........................
    
    
    KILIKA ISLAND .................................................... 1.0
    
      * talk to Dona
      * pass the gate unnoticed (not required but gets you nice item)
      * view the mini-scenes at each blocked passage and then a cut-scene
        where your party decides to go atop the trees
      * fight in a forced battle and then obtain the Samurai dress sphere
      * boss fight; mission complete
    
      NOTE: watch the progress of the the construction if you want 
      "Invincible" in Chapter 5
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 0.6
    
      * automatic scenes
    
    MOONFLOW ........................................................ 0.2
    
      * talk to Tobli (don't remember if I spoke to him more than once;
        you should talk to him twice, just in case)
    
    ZANARKAND ....................................................... 0.2
    
      * talk to Isaaru
      * double check that you've finished the monkey mission here (make
        sure you can find 12 different pairs of monkeys with heart icons
        eminating from their heads)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [55.0%] .........................
    
    
    CALM LANDS ...................................................... 0.4
    
      * there are two choices; pick the one with the mission about people
        trapped in a cave at the gorge
      * take all those people inside the cave toward the exit; there are
        15 of them -- the last 2 require items obtained by talking to the
        13 you've already saved and who are waiting outside the cave
    
      NOTE: you will obtain the Besaid Key if you don't already have it;
      it's part of an unecessary sidequest
    
      * boss fight; mission complete
      * back on the airship, select the other Calm Lands spot and you
        will be dropped off at the travel agency -- make sure to watch
        Shinra place a comm sphere just slightly south of the save
        sphere
      * touch the chocobo by Shinra to get a quick trip to the Monster
        Arena and when you enter the chocobo stables, make sure you see
        Shinra place a comm sphere (follow him up the ramp and to the
        left)
    
      NOTE: use the Besaid Key in a side-quest to obtain the Raging
      Giant garment grid (can be used in the upcoming Mt. Gagazet battle
      to help you learn Mighty Guard blue bullet ability)
    
    BEVELLE ......................................................... 1.6
    
      * make your way to the save sphere in deep Bevelle and watch a
        small cutscene featuring Gippal
      * continue further in toward the save sphere near where you got the
        Dark Knight save sphere; keep going until you reach the spot 
        where you fought the second boss here to get a long cutscene
      * a forced battle ensues; obtain Crimson Sphere 1
      * return to the airship and watch "Crimson Record 1"
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [57.0%] .........................
    
    
    MOUNT GAGAZET ................................................... 0.4
    
      NOTE: the upcoming boss fight is best opportunity to learn Mighty
      Guard; if you adressed the Ronsos' concerns in the previous two
      chapters, the boss fight is much easier; use confusion on the
      entire opposing party and hope you learn Mighty Guard -- they may
      need your help replenishing their MP :)
    
      * talk to Kimahri (you should receive the Trainer dress sphere)
      * make your way up to the top of the mountain and turn on the
        teleport pads along the way (note, top of the mountain DOES NOT
        toward the hot springs; go through the Scar of Fayth to get to
        the top)
      * boss fight; mission complete
    
      WARNING: AT THIS POINT, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DONE ALL OF THE TASKS
      LISTED BELOW
    
      - caught a chocobo
      - finished the monkey mission in Zanarkand
      - publicity/marriage campaigns (remember, your goal is 400 pts by
        the time you visit the Calm Lands in chapter five)
      - double check that there is a comm sphere at the travel agency
        in the Calm Lands
      - double check that there is a comm sphere in the chocobo stables
        up the ramp and to the left
      - catch the first six of the ten cactuars
    
        1. Lobivia           Oasis at Bikanel Desert
        2. Tourneya          Besaid beach
        3. Lobeiria          treasure room where you got Heady Perfume
                             (see chapter two - Guadosalam)
        4/5. Areq/Arroja     Calm Lands gorge area (head south from Mt
                             Gagazet save sphere)
        6. Islaya            Thunderplains (northern area)
    
      NOTE: you don't actually have to win the shootout; they'll come
      willingly so long as you go through the shooting mini-game; upon
      getting a cactuar, take him/her to his/her mother in Cactuar
      Nation (Bikanel hover ride) and speak to the next mother so that
      the next cactuar becomes available for capturing
    
      NEXT CHECKPOINT IS AT 63.0%! MAKE SURE YOU'VE AT LEAST CAPTURED
      LOBEIRIA AND RETURNED HIM TO THE CACTUAR NATION
    
      DO ANY CAMPAIGNING AND SHOOT FOR 400 PTS IF YOU CAN!! Chapter 4 has
      only ONE spot for PR campaigns -- Moonfloow; if you are short of
      400 pts upon entering Chapter 5, the Calm Lands will NOT show up as
      a Hotspot until you get 400 pts (assuming you avoid it until you
      hit 400 pts). There are ways to still get it to become a Hotspot,
      but there is no reason to even discuss those possibilities if you
      have been diligent with the PR mission.
    
      DRESS SPHERE CHECKLIST
    
      - dark knight (obtained in chapter 2)
      - berserker (obtained by protecting the travel agency in Macalania)
      - lady luck (obtained by defeating Shinra at Sphere Break in Luca)
      - samurai (on the ground inside Kilika temple)
      - trainer (obtained from Kimhari if you answered him correctly in
        chapters 1 and 2)
    
    
    DJOSE TEMPLE .................................................... 2.2
    
      * very simple mission; go straight back and up a lift
      * boss fight
      * obtain Crimson Sphere 2 and Crimson Sphere 3
      * cutscene with Yuna; press "X" four times after Yuna says "I'm
        all alone..." (do it repeatedly and make sure you hear four
        whistles)
    
    
    
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    CHAPTER IV
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    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 3.4
    
      NOTE: this is where ALL the guides are wrong (at least according
      to my own game); once you gain control of Yuna, you MUST find
      Paine on the Deck first in order for anything else to continue;
      the other guides have the right numbers, but the wrong order (and
      it's wrong because you don't have a choice but to see Paine on
      the deck first)
    
      * automatic scenes
      * sleep in the  Cabin (may need to see Paine first)
      * talk to Paine up on the Deck
      * talk to Shinra at the Bridge to open up the comm spheres
    
      WARNING: for the comm sphere scenes you MUST trigger conversations
      with the relevant person or you WILL NOT get 100% -- make sure to
      NOT exit the comm sphere scenes until the conversation is over
    
      * watch comm sphere in Besaid and talk to Wakka
      * watch comm sphere in Kilika and talk to Dona
      * watch comm sphere at Mushroom Rock and talk to Yaibal
      * watch comm sphere in Bevelle and talk to Maroda (may need to
        turn the camera and pan around a bit)
      * watch "Crimson Record 2" and "Crimson Record 3"
      * talk to Buddy on the Bridge
      * talk to Paine on the Bridge
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [63.0%] .........................
    
    
      NOTE: the next parts are, in my opinion, extremely time consuming
      and for the most part quite boring... so try not to screw up
      
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS (COMM SPHERE PART I) .......................... [4.0]
    
      WATCH EVERYTHING EVEN IF IT DOES NOT GIVE PERCENTAGE POINTS!!!
      SOME SCENES MUST BE VIEWED IN ORDER TO ENABLE OTHER REQUIRED
      SCENES...
    
      NOTE: each location can have several different scenes so continue
      to select the same location until cameras either break or you see
      repeated scenes; sometimes zooming in all the way and focusing on
      certain things/people is required to trigger events
    
      WARNING: make sure you read through this entire section first and
      note all the tiny details; otherwise you may not earn the small
      story completion points; after reading it once, you can then 
      proceed
    
      DO NOT EXIT FROM A SCENE UNLESS YOU'VE DONE PRECISELY WHAT IS
      REQUIRED!!! REQUIRED SCENES WHICH ARE NOT WATCHED ALL THE WAY
      THROUGH CANNOT BE RE-VIEWED AND HENCE COUNT AS SKIPPED SCENES!
      ONCE AGAIN, DO NOT EXIT UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN EVERYTHING DETAILED
      BELOW!!!
    
      If you don't know when to exit, listen for the background music.
      If the volume picks up, chances are the comm sphere may be exited
      at that point (this is not a guaranteed method, but is a good
      general rule).
    
      Only the required scenes will appear in the order listed in this
      guide; all other scenes will appear randomly (so watch them over
      and over until you see each of the scenes listed).
    
      BESAID (happens in precisely this order)
    
      [0.0] two children play hide and go seek; exit once you see the
            boy go look for his sister (if you get this scene again, it
            means you exited too early... so just wait longer before
            exiting)
      [0.0] eventually a dog sniffs the camera (exit when the dog is up
            close and is practically sitting next to the comm sphere)
      [0.2] talk to Wakka (you may have to zoom in on him to get him
            to speak; do NOT exit until you see him run off)
      [0.0] blitzball practice
      [0.0] more blitzball practice (pan left to see a blitzball mishap
            involving Keepa)
      [0.2] more blitzball; pan left to see Beclem criticize the
            Besaid Aurochs for playing blitzball
      [0.0] focus on the ball and eventually the camer gets hit
      
      KILIKA TEMPLE
    
      [0.2] zoom in on the temple entrance to see Barthello approach;
            once he approaches the camera, zoom in on his face (it may
            take some tweaking, but you MUST hear him speak and see
            him break the camera -- if you do not get him to speak, it
            is counted as a skipped scene and you WILL NOT get the 0.2%
            story completion)
      [0.0] dark screen
          
      KILIKA PORT
    
      [0.0] pan to the bottom right and zoom in; Dona comes in and talks
            about Lian and Ayde; she will pause a bit and then continue
            talking (Yuna will mention Barthello...); exit after a long
            period of silence
      [0.0] Dona takes the comm sphere around town; you'll see a balloon
            releasing scene; you will automatically be returned to the
            comm sphere menu
      [0.0] zoom in on Dona to hear her talk in her sleep; exit after
            some silence
      [0.0] same camera as the first scene; nothing to do here but pan
            around and look at the town
      [0.0] Dona's room is empty; nothing to do here
         -  the last two scenes get repeated upon further viewings of
            Kilika Port
    
      LUCA
    
      [0.0] Shelinda interviews a woman (automatically exited)
      [0.0] Shelinda interviews a man (automatically exited)
      [0.2] Shelinda interviews another man who talks about bliztball
            (camera automatically exits)
      [0.0] comm sphere won't connect
    
      MUSHROOM ROCK
    
      [0.0] zoom in on guard and he gets annoyed; exit after a bit of
            silence from guard
      [0.0] zoom in on guard; he talks about the Youth League; exit
            after some silence from guard
      [0.0] zoom in on guard; he makes a sarcastic remark; exit soon
            after this
      [0.0] zoom in on guard; guard talks more about Youth League; exit
            after some silence from guard
      [0.0] zoom in on guard; guard mentions Lucil; exit after guard is
            silent
      [0.0] zoom in on guard; guard sits down; exit soon after this
    
      DJOSE TEMPLE
    
      [0.2] a man approaches and speaks in Al Bhed; let him finish and
            exit after he walks away
      [0.0] someone enters and talks about rumors of a fiend in Bikanel
            Island
      [0.0] another person enters and talks about the holes in the
            cloisters
      [0.0] man speaks to a woman on the right side of the screen
      [0.0] female stands in front of you and mumbles something about
            a password
      [0.0] comm sphere is stolen for parts
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [64.0%] .........................
    
      MOONFLOW (no particular order)
    
      [0.0] after a long while, a Hypello walks by and Yuna asks about
            Tobli
      [0.0] the Hypellos practice music
      [0.0] three Hypellos gather and have a private chat
      [0.0] Hypellos walking about, some waving their hands, others walk
            toward the wharf area
    
      GUADOSALAM
    
      [0.2] Ormi talks about LeBlanc; exit only after you see Ormi go
            back inside
      [0.0] nothing seems to happen (maybe the guards talk in private);
            but if you listen closely you will hear footsteps;
            eventually an Hypello approaches the guards
      [0.0] the guards talk about LeBlanc; Shinra makes a comment
      [0.0] the guards talk about the Syndicate and how they have no
            place to go if the Syndicate breaks up
      [0.0] the guards talk about their cowardly past
      [0.0] a female guard comes and goes inside, waving as the door
            closes
      [0.0] Ormi comes and does a pose; then he goes back inside
    
      THUNDER PLAINS
    
      [0.2] aim to the far right and zoom in on the Chocobo; you MUST
            trigger a conversation between Yuna and Shinra about his
            Choco Porter (to do this, zoom in on the chocobo that shows
            up; you may have to play with the camera to trigger this
            event)
      [0.0] look for a chocobo behind a lightning tower; once it walks
            out into view, zoom in on it to trigger a scene where the
            Choco Porter breaks down (again, zoom in and tweak the
            camera)
      [0.0] dark and distorted camera
    
      MACALANIA WOODS ENTRANCE
    
      [0.2] the three musicians talk about fading away (you may have to
            wait a bit and tinker with the zooming and centering)
    
      MACALANIA WOODS TRAVEL AGENCY
    
      [0.2] zoom in on the door; you must see O'aka and hear him talk
            about business being slow; exit when he goes back inside
      [0.0] zoom in on the door; O'aka sighs about not having customers
      [0.0] zoom in on the door; O'aka appears and talks about someone
            being gone a year
      [0.0] zoom in on the door; O'aka appears and practices his sales
            pitch
      [0.0] same as above but in Al Bhed
      [0.0] zoom in on the door; O'aka talks about Wantz
      [0.0] three different attack scenes (none give story completion) 
            - flan
            - barbuta
            - flan and barbuta
      [0.0] no activity whatsoever
    
      BIKANEL DESERT EXCAVATION
    
      [0.2] speak to Nhadala; make sure she finishes saying everything
            including mentioning a new threat
      [0.0] diggers at work
    
      BIKANEL DESERT CACTUAR NATION
    
      [0.0] Marnela speaks; after a while, Yuna mentions how they need
            Benzo in order to understand anything
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [65.0%] .........................
    
      BEVELLE
    
      [0.0] soldiers shoot the sphere, and you only get a static image
            thereafter
    
      CALM LANDS TRAVEL AGENCY
    
      [0.0] watch this sphere 5 times, each time make sure you
            - zoom in on the father and center on him
            - zoom in on the son and center on him
            during the third time you view this comm sphere, focusing on
            the son, the father will console the son; during the fourth
            time, keep an eye on the father and watch him mess with a
            chest behind the agency (you MUST force this even through
            zooming and centering); the last/fifth time, fiends swallow
            up the comm sphere (all five times give no story completion
            but affect events later on)
    
      CALM LANDS CHOCOBO RANCH
    
      [0.0] Clasko pets the chocobo
      [0.2] Clasko talks to the chocobo and updates Yuna on affairs at 
            the ranch
      [0.0] Clasko returns with a runaway chocobo
      [0.0] Clasko pets the chocobo
      [0.0] Clasko lies next to the chocobo
    
      MOUNT GAGAZET GATE
    
      [0.2] talk to Kimahri and DO NOT EXIT until you see him walk over
            toward the teleport pad
      [0.0] the female Ronso rubs Kimahri's back
    
      MOUNT GAGAZET HOT SPRINGS
    
      [0.0] a Ronso youth sits in the water and after a LONG bit of
            silence, he'll speak and then move away from the camera
      [0.0] at the lower right side of the spring, a cactuar appears
            and Yuna makes some comment about it; it then runs off
      [0.2] Tobli emerges from the spring; two females far away giggle
            and Tobli goes wild; he falls, then gets up and leaves (DO
            NOT EXIT UNTIL HE IS COMLETELY GONE);
      [0.0] zoom in on the blue spots and Hypellos will surface
      [0.0] shoopufs in the hot springs? how the hell did they even get
            up and then in there!?
      [0.0] a man swims alone; Yuna asks if this is it; exit after a
            long silence
      [0.2] turn to the right to see Buddy get a back massage; the
            scene ends automatically and you will see Buddy enter the
            Bridge and take his seat
      [0.2] O'aka practices his sales pitches
    
            NOTE: after exiting this scene, look at the top right of
            the comm sphere selection screen; does it say 66%? if not,
            you screwed up somewhere; if it says 66%, then you've hit
            the 66.0% mark -- save if you want
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [66.0%] .........................
    
    
      [0.0] Wantz spies on females (he will turn his back to them, but
            then sneak a peek)
      [0.2] Isaaru, Maroda, and Pacce are all together; make sure you
            listen to all of them speak; exit ONLY after a long period
            of dead silence
      [0.2] Lucil and Elma talk about Clasko; exit ONLY after a long
            period of dead silence
      [0.2] Maechen talks to a monkey; again, exit ONLY after silence
      [0.0] Clasko bathes with a chocobo; eventually he chases after it
      [0.2] Cid, Nhadala, and Rin talk; eventually Rin leaves, and Cid
            swims around; exit ONLY after a long period of silence
      [0.2] Dona complains about being alone; exit after she disappears
      [0.0] the place is empty
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [67.0%] .........................
    
      MI'HEN HIGHROAD
    
      [0.4] zoom in on the travel agency and Rin should appear; take on
            the mission to help him solve the mystery of Mi'Hen Highroad
    
            PHASE ONE
    
            - Ruins: and wait until a machina walks from behind the
              ruins; call Rin with the "O" button when it stops walking
            - Newroad: focus on the crowd and then call Rin
    
            PHASE TWO
    
            - Hover Crash Site: turn the camera to the bottom left and 
              watch some machina surround the crashed hover; then call
              Rin over
            - Shinra's Commsphere: call Rin; if this fails (Rin will say
              he sees nothing out of the ordinary, continue the steps
              in Phase Two; otherwise jump to Phase Three)
    
            ONLY IF SHINRA'S COMMSPHERE FAILS
    
            - Front of Travel Agency: a baby chocobo eater chases a sea
              gull; call Rin as soon as you see the chocobo eater
            - Back of Travel Agency: after a woman approaches and messes
              with the station call Rin and she will run off
            - Newroad: a baby chocobo eater chases the hover; call Rin
              when you see the chocobo eater
    
            PHASE THREE
    
            - Front of Travel Agency: pan left and call Rin (even though
              he's already there, press "O" anyway)
            - Back of Travel Agency: look for a guy on the roof and then
              call Rin; the guy on the roof should fall off
    
            NOTE: If phase three does not end after you talk to Rin at
            the back of the travel agency, you've done something wrong
            and Rikku will NOT be found guilty; you can optionally have
            the chocobo eater as a culprit, but getting Rikku guilty and
            you get the Ragnarok accessory in chapter 5
    
    
    MOONFLOW ....................................................... 0.8
    
      NOTE: While you are doing the mission here, you should also do the
      PR campaign (it's the only place for PR points if you have not met
      the 400 pts minimum).
    
      * talk to Buddy on the airship and start the mission
      * chase after Tobli (use a Charm Bangle to avoid encounters)
    
        - you're dropped off at the road to Moonflow where you'll spot
          Tobli and speak with some men
        - chase Tobli toward Moonflow and head into Moonflow toward the
          save sphere; talk to the men blocking your path, and then
          head back toward the south road (toward where you were dropped
          off)
        - speak to every man who got tired out and eventually Tobli will
          show up on a ... scooter?
        - chase him back toward the banks of Moonflow
        - talk to the people near the save sphere to find out he's gone
          across the river
        - chase after him all the way toward Guadosalam
    
      * view a cutscene just outside Guadosalam
      * mission complete
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................ 1.0
    
      * save your game first
      * go to the Cabin to rehearse with Rikku
        - look at ONLY the icon on Rikku's side of the screen
        - note what icon shows up and press that button as fast as you
          can until the icon changes to a new button; swith to the new
          button and again press it as fast as you can... keep doing
          this until you get the "Smooth Shailing" item (like a Ribbon,
          except it has Slow added)
    
      NOTE: do not go to the Thunder Plains yet; you have more comm
      spheres to watch
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS (COMM SPHERE PART II) ......................... [2.4]
    
      BESAID
    
      [0.2] zoom in and focus on Belcem's head for a conversation
      [0.2] speak with Wakka and Lulu
      [0.0] Yuna speaks with the Besaid Aurochs
      [0.0] Aurochs interview Wakka
      [0.0] another Wakka interview (discussing gender of the baby)
      [0.0] Wakka paces around
    
      KILIKA PORT
    
      [0.2] Dona practices an apology, then there is a pause, and then
            she decides that's not her style (DO NOT EXIT DURING THE
            BRIEF PAUSE)
      [0.0] Dona practices chastising Barthello
      [0.2] Dona ties the comm sphere to a balloon; Shinra despairs;
            comm sphere automatically exits
    
      NOTE: you should now be at the comm sphere selection screen; if
      the top right shows 70%, then you've hit the 70.0% mark -- save
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [70.0%] .........................
    
      KILIKA (no longer has two options)
    
      [0.2] zoom in and focus on Barthello and make sure to watch up to
            and including the part where he yells "Dona!" and breaks the
            comm sphere; Shinra will make a comment
    
      LUCA
    
      [0.0] Shelinda promotes the concert
      [0.0] one of the follow scene plays (continue to watch Luca until
            you've seen each of the following:
            - blitzball team running around statue
            - blitzball team running up/down steps to Mi'Hen (Logos will
              show up)
            - Hypellos gather people to promote the concert
            - bad signal
    
      MUSHROOM ROCK
    
      [0.2] speak with Lucil
      [0.2] speak with Yaibal
      [0.0] Yaibal calls his squad for a mission
      [0.0] focus on guard at the left; he complains about everyone
            leaving
      [0.0] focus on guard at the left; he wants to go to the concert
      [0.0] pan left and pause there for a second; then pan right and
            focus on Lucil (behind the Hypello) and watch her leave
    
      MOONFLOW
    
      [0.2] pan left and zoom in and focus on Elma to trigger a scene
            with Elma (the Hypellow won't let her and her chocobo ride
            on the shoopuf); there will be a pause and now you MUST get
            Elma to come toward the comm sphere and trigger a fairly long
            conversation (again, tweaking the camera might be needed in
            order to trigger the conversation; focus/zoom on Elma)
      [0.0] an Hypello makes a report... wait for a while and a shoopuf
            comes by; its droppings cover the comm sphere and Shinra
            comments on how that's not funny
      [0.0] messed up signal
    
      GUADOSALAM
    
      [0.2] Ormi talks about the concert
      [0.0] several possible scenes with goons (try to view them all)
            - Hypello tries to get the goons to see the concert
            - fem-goons talk about the concert and LeBlanc
            - fem-goons talk about hijacking the concert
            - Yuna vs LeBlanc debate
            - (anything that happened during the previous comm views)
    
      THUNDER PLAINS
    
      [0.0] people gathering around
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [71.0%] .........................
    
    
      MACALANIA WOODS ENTRANCE
    
      [0.0] Pukutak bids farewell
      [0.0] and so does Donga
      [0.0] as well as Bayra
      [0.0] an amorhpous gel apears in front of two Guados
    
      MACALANIA TRAVEL AGENCY 
    
      [0.2] O'aka talks about the concert
      [0.0] any one of the previous scenes from the first part will show
            hereafter -- keep watching until scenes start to repeat
    
      BIKANEL DESERT CATUAR NATION
    
      [0.0] silent area
    
      BIKANEL DESERT EXCAVATION
    
      [0.0] speak to Nhadala; explosion wipes out signal
    
      MOUNT GAGAZET
    
      [0.0] Garik talks about uniting Ronso youth
      [0.0] Ronso youth says he's going to the concert
      [0.0] comm sphere covered in snow; pan around and a female Ronso
            will wipe it off; Shinra makes a comment
      [0.0] Kimahri makes a new oath
      [0.0] female Ronso talks about Kimahri
      [0.0] Garik talks about future of Ronso youth
      [0.0] Kimahri gets a back rub
    
      ZANARKAND
    
      [0.2] Isaaru talks with Yuna about the concert
      [0.0] Isaaru and Yuna talk about Maroda and Bevelle
      [0.2] Isaaru questions himself (you can barely see him if you turn
            the camera to the far left)
      [0.0] an Hypello promoting the concert
    
    THUNDER PLAINS .................................................. 0.4
    
      * clear mission (enter a cave at the southern part of the Thunder
        Plains)
      * boss fight; mission complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [72.0%] .........................
    
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 3.6
    
      NOTE: the next save checkpoint is at 79.0%, but there's nothing to
      do except talk to people and watch cutscenes so no worries
    
      * talk to Rikku until she responds with regular dialogue boxes
      * DO NOT TALK TO SHINRA
      * talk to everyone else until they respond with dialogue boxes
      * now head over to Shinra and trigger a scene about the crowd
        outside
      * watch the scene with Tobli
      * talk to Tobli to start the concert
      * watch the concert
      * once you're back on the Bridge, speak to Maechen
      * DO NOT TALK TO SHINRA (YET)
      * go see LeBlanc in the Engine Room and obtain Crimson Sphere 5
      * OK, now talk to Shinra to trigger a scene
    
    
    
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    CHAPTER V
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    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 2.0
    
      * watch "Crimson Record 5"
      * speak to Buddy on the Bridge
      * sleep in the Cabin; when you wake up, walk toward the railing
        to trigger a scene with Brother and Barkeep (this won't happen if
        you did not sleep in the Cabin in each of the previous chapters)
      * head to the engine room and go to the far end (keep pressing
        against the giant gears) and trigger a scene with Buddy
    
    ZANARKAND RUINS ................................................. 0.8
    
      * episode complete
      * speak to Maechen
      * go into Zanarkand and toward the dome; you should see a message
        about Isaaru having returned to Bevelle, and that you cannot go
        further in -- if you don't see this message when you try to get
        inside the dome, then you've done something wrong (perhaps not
        finishing the monkey mission here, or not getting the story
        points in Zanarkand during chapter four)
    
    LUCA ............................................................ 0.6
    
      * cutscene involving blitzball; I chose to take part, but then
        canceled out of the next screen
      * go to the save sphere near Mi'Hen Highroad and walk toward the
        railings to trigger a cutscene
      * follow the Moogle around for more cutscenes (the last spot is
        at the first, left dock)
      * episode complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [79.0%] .........................
    
    
    KILIKA ISLAND ................................................... 1.0
    
      * go to the gate by the forest to trigger a cutscene
      * head toward the temple (beyond the forest) for more scenes
      * episode complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [80.0%] .........................
    
    
    BESAID .......................................................... 1.8
    
      * follow Wakka and speak to him at the temple
      * go to the waterfalls and obtain Twilight Rain (not part of the
        story completion, but nice to have)
      * go to the beach and say good-bye to Beclem; obtain the War
        Buddy sphere
      * find Wakka on your way back to town and talk to him
      * village celebration
      * episode complete
    
    MI'HEN HIGHROAD ................................................. 0.2
    
      * watch the cutscenes; hopefully Rikku is found guilty
      * episode complete
      * return to Mi'Hen Highroad and ride the chocobo just past the
        bridges area; one the left side of the road is a stone pillar and
        some plants immediately south of the pillar; stand between the
        plants and wait for a long while to be given an option to hop up
        to a treasure chest containing a Phoenix Down (may take a really
        long time for the options window to appear); exit this area and
        return here and do the same thing to find the Victor Primoris item 
        (not required for story completion, but a nice item to have)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [82.0%] .........................
    
    
    THUNDER PLAINS .................................................. 1.0
    
      NOTE: make sure you've already obtained Victor Primoris before
      completing this area
    
      * clear mission by defeating all the enemies at each lightning
        tower
      * boss fight at the 10th lightning tower
      * an Al Bhed can take you down the newly formed hole; go down there
        and save Cid
      * return to the airship and go up to the Deck; Cid will say a few
        words and then go back into the airship
      * go to the Bridge and watch the cutscene there
    
      - return to the Thunder Plains (and go back to where you saved Cid
        and do the side quest there for some helpful items); make sure
        to equip the Charm Bangle -- it will make your life MUCH easier;
        this is not needed for story completion, but the items you get
        will be useful in Bevelle; Paine's special dressphere upgrade
        is in here
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [83.0%] .........................
    
    
    BEVELLE ......................................................... 1.8
    
      NOTE: this will be very difficult; if you feel you need to level up
      a bit first before entering Bevelle, do so at the Thunder Plains
      side-dungeon (see section immediately above) and use Lure Bracer;
      all the battles here should net around 1,000 EXP and at 3 AP per
      battle assuming all you do is attack)
    
      * episode complete
      * return here to gain access to Via Infinito
      * enter Via Infinito and grab Crimson Sphere 6 after a cutscene
      * (after clearing Via Infinito) watch Crimson Record 6 and
        Crimson Record 8 on the airship
    
      NOTES AND WARNINGS:
    
      DO NOT SKIP THE ANIMATION OF THE BOSSES CHANGING INTO THEIR REAL
      FORMS OR YOU WILL LOSE STORY COMPLETION POINTS
    
      - Charm Bangle does not work
      - Ribbon works except on one certain boss at the 80th floor or
        whenever you re-encounter this boss deeper within Bevelle via
        a random encounter
      - try to save every 5 levels or so (you save by entering a blue
        circle, which takes you out of the dungeon; save, and then
        hop back into the dungeon by selecting to return to the deepest
        cloister reached)
      - every map has a blue circle for exiting (some require tough
        battles)
      - all the items referred to will be in your inventory if you
        follow the guide up to this point
      - you can always save at the boss-level floor by exiting and be
        returned to that floor; in fact, you will regret not doing so
    
    
      FLOORS 1-19
    
      - fight everything and try to get lvl 3 Trigger Happy with ALL
        three characters
      - next, work on mastering Charon (Dark Knight); you'll want two
        fully mastered Dark Knights by the 80th floor (for the high
        defense and magic defense)
      - kill everything but avoid the traps where dragons pop in and
        out (these are Elder Drakes and they will crush you fast!)
      - once you've mastered the Dark Knights, switch over to Lady
        Luck and learn Double EXP to level up faster (Lady Luck can
        hit for HIGH damage, so don't think this dress sphere sucks)
    
      FLOOR 20 BOSS: ARANEA - 18280/33394 HP, 178 MP
    
      - just attack like crazy and heal when low on health; he's super
        easy and should be a breeze
    
      * obtain Crimson Sphere 8 (view later); you can optionally view
        it now if you're dieing to see what's inside
    
      - EXIT AND SAVE NOW!!!!
    
      FLOORS 21-39
    
      - again, kill everything along the way and avoid Elder Drakes
      - DO NOT engage any Mega Tonberries (very rarely a map will have
        a Mega Tonberry sitting around)
    
      FLOOR 40 BOSS: BLACK ELEMENTAL - 9999/10998 HP, 2380 MP
    
      - equip one mastered Dark Knight with Highroads Wind garment grid
        and a Crystal Bangle
      - the other two should also have Highroads Wind garment grid and
        wear Lady Luck dress spheres (for the double EXP; it won't be
        much, but better than nothing)
      - at the start of the battle, use the Dark Knight's Charon and
        end the fight before it even starts :P
    
        VITAL NEW ITEMS: Speed Bracer, Cat Nip
    
      - EXIT AND SAVE NOW!!!!
    
      NOTE: from here on out is a quick way to level up as you work to
      floor 100
    
      - have one person equip Highwind Roads GG, Cat Nip, and Speed
        Bracer; this person should be a Gunner with the least number of
        abilities learned
      - one other person should also be on the Highwind Roads or
        Valiant Lustre (use what you feel fits you best)
      - the last person should use something like Valiant Lustre GG,
        Ribbon, and Heady Perfume
      - have 99 Phoenix Downs
      - switch out the gunners if you want; the important thing is to
        remember that leveling up is more important than learning new
        abilities (you can do that later)
      - I recommend Lady Luck with Double EXP for the two non-gunners
    
      CAT NIP PREPARATION
    
      - first, equip the gunner with Wring and Bloodlust (lower's HP)
        and then re-equip Cat Nip and Speed Bracer (this puts them in
        SOS state)
      - DON'T EVER HEAL YOUR GUNNER, AND REVIVE YOUR GUNNER USING
        PHOENIX DOWNS ONLY (otherwise you might raise them with too
        much HP)
    
      FLOORS 41-59
    
      - again straightforward; I got by without using a Cat Nip'ed
        gunner
      - now is when you want to be cautious, especially when entering
        areas that are initially hidden by the camera because a
        Mega Tonberry might be waiting, or an Elder Drake at the
        bottom of a steep drop
      - remember that if it gets too rough, you can always escape
      - use your character with the Heady Perfume to heal up after
        each battle; their MP auto-replenishes as you walk
    
      FLOOR 60 BOSS: CONCHERER - 343280/360444 HP, 170 MP
    
      - prepare your speedy Cat Nip'ed gunner
      - the other two should be well defended Dark Knights (high
        defense is a definite must)
      - have the dark knights use Phoenix Downs to revive your
        gunner; otherwise use High Potions to keep their own HP high
      - this should be fairly easy to do within a try or two
    
      - EXIT AND SAVE NOW!!!!
    
      FLOORS 61-79
    
      - most of the enemies here are similar to ones in the extra Thunder
        Plains side dungeon
      - once you get to around Floor 75, you might be at a map where you
        MUST kill the Tonberries and Mega Tonberries to proceed; you can
        optionally find the exit (rotate the camera), leave, and save
        your game; when you return, the level may have changed to an
        easier map
      - try to level up by killing the Ultima and Omega Weapons in this
        area since they give tons of EXP; once you're satisfied, make
        your way toward floor 80
    
      FLOOR 80 BOSS: CHAC - 437850/459743 HP, 820 MP
    
      - sort your items and put Soft up at the top; you'll need it
      - also have Pheonix Downs up at the top, too
      - I had three gunners all on Highroad Winds GG; my main gunner
        was put into yellow health, then equipped with Cat Nip and
        Speed Bracer
      - the other two gunners had on defense and HP boosting accessories
        such as Crystal Bangles and Crystal Gloves
      - start the battle have have the first person use Trigger Happy
        and PREPARE to start the next Trigger Happy when the first one
        is almost up; after the second round of Trigger Happy, use your
        last gunner's Trigger Happy; you want to use these abilities
        sequentially, and not simultaneously (the idea is to delay the
        boss with an endless attack so that your non-shooting gunners
        have time to recharge); you should get about 2-3 rounds with
        your main gunner before Chac starts to actually get a move on
        your team
      - Chac's first attack is either Stoney Glare or hitting hard (its
        normal attacks add Stone); YOU MUST use soft before Chac gets
        a second turn; otherwise, you will either lose a party member
        for the rest of the battle or worse all three will die from
        Heaven's Cataract
      - keep Chac busy on trying to stone your party and have your
        Cat Nip'ed gunner do a few more rounds to finish this boss; if
        she dies, use Phoenix Downs only so she comes back in yellow
        health
    
        NOTES: even Ribbons will NOT work here and your characters will
        STILL get turned to Stone; Chac likes to Stone a character, then
        attack either the stoned character the next round and thereby
        completely removing them from battle, or hit super hard on the
        person who is not stoned and has the most HP (usually killing
        her); Chac may even use Heaven's Cataract for hefty damage; the
        key is that she will only do major attacks if at least one party
        member is stoned; so your goal is to continue using Soft on
        whomever is stoned and this will keep Chac busy (she'll stick to
        using mostly Stoney Glare)
    
      - EXIT AND SAVE NOW!!!!
    
      FLOORS 81-99
    
      - you MUST have a prepared and Cat Nip'ed gunner on Highroad Winds
        AND you MUST have one other person on Highroad Winds GG (so you
        can escape and not get ambushed)
      - escape your two non-gunners; the Cat Nip'ed gunner should make
        an attemp to use Trigger Happy and get some EXP; most of the
        battles here you will lose if you try to stay and fight
      - save often
    
      FLOOR 100 BOSSES: 
        PARAGON - 200000 HP, 9999 MP
        TREMA - 999999 HP, 999 MP
    
      - one gunner on Highroad Winds with yellow health and wearing Cat
        Nip and Speed Bracer
      - the remaining girls should have Valiant Lustre, defense and HP
        boosting accessories, and be mastered Dark Knights
      - sort your items so that Pheonix Downs and Mega Phoenixes are
        at the top; also have High Potions and X-Potions at the top for
        fast access as well
      - lastly, have Mana Springs and any MP draining items sorted to
        the top for fast access
      - when fighting Paragon, two rounds of Cat Nip and the battle is
        over; your Dark Knights should use High Potions and/or X-Potions
        on themselves EVEN IF THEIR HP IS MAXED (they need to survive
        the Genesis attack)
      - you start off with the same HP against Trema as when you beat
        Paragon so you've been warned
      - when figting Trema, use Mana Springs and the gunner's Target MP
        ability to drain Trema; HE CAN STILL CAST METEOR WITH 0 MP SO
        STAY ALERT!!!! (6 or 7 Mana Springs should do it)
      - after his MP is drained, use the gunner to kill Trema; the Dark
        Knights are only there for support
    
      - EXIT AND SAVE NOW!!!!
    
      * NOTHING WILL HAPPEN AFTER YOU SEE THE FINAL SCENES AFTER YOU KILL
        TREMA; THIS IS NORMAL -- there is no episode complete when you
        defeat Trema; the hotspot that was once at Bevelle is simply gone
        when you check back at your airship (after having watched the two
        Crimson Spheres)
    
    MOUNT GAGAZET ................................................... 1.2
    
      * talk to Kimahri and then follow him up the mountain
      * watch the cutscene with Kimahri and Garik
      * episode complete
      * return here and head south to the Calm Lands gorge; inside the
        cave where you fought a boss is Yuna's Aurora Rain -- not needed
        for story completion, but nice to have
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [86.0%] .........................
    
    
    MOONFLOW ........................................................ 0.4
    
      * speak with Tobli and go onstage
      * episode complete
    
    MACALANIA WOODS ................................................. 0.6
    
      * visit the north spring and talk to the Guado for a cutscene
      * visit the south spring for another cutscene
      * episode complete
      * return here and go to the travel agency to trigger a cutscene
        with O'aka
      * episode complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [87.0%] .........................
    
    
    MUSHROOM ROCK ................................................... 3.0
    
      * clear mission here; espisode complete
      * grab Machina Reactor by the lift up to Youth Leauge H.Q.
      * go to Youth League headquarters and up on one of the balconies
        is a cutscene where you'll get Nooj's sphere
      * return to the airship and view the "Deathseeker" treasure sphere
      * go to the Den of Woe and clear this dungeon
    
      NOTE: you have ONLY ONE opportunity for your Gun Mages to learn
      Mortar from Gippal here!!! (if you didn't get Drill Shot from 
      Baralai, this is the LAST chance you have)
    
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [90.0%] .........................
    
    
    DJOSE TEMPLE .................................................... 0.8
    BIKANEL DESERT .................................................. 1.2
    
      NOTE: these two are intertwined, so by the time you finish both,
      you should have 92.0%
    
      * go to Djose Temple and fight Experiment (its level should NOT be 
        5/5/5; if you avoided digging then the level is likely 1/1/1 or
        very close to that)
      * grab a repair manual (room left of the steps in the main lobby
        of Djose Temple) and give it to the guy in the room where the
        borken Experiment lies
      * go to Bikanel Desert and clear the Cactuar-finding mission
    
        THE REMAINING CACTUAR
    
         7. Chiapa         Kilika Woods treetop (near save point by
                           temple footsteps)
         8. Erio           Mt Gagazet (he's on the path south of the
                           entrance to the Scar of Fayth by a ledge)
         9. Bartschella    Dona's house in Kilika
        10. Frailea        (talk to Marnela after talking to Frailea's
                           mother; enter Cactuar Hollow)
    
        NOTE: I hope you already cleared at least the first 6 before you
        ended Chapter 3; in particular, if you have not found the 3rd
        cactuar, then you have just screwed yourself on the 92.0% story
        completion checkpoint because you'll have to visit Guadosalam,
        which triggers some events and adds to the completion (i.e. you
        will have more than 92.0% by the time you clear Djose and
        Bikanel so the 92.0% checkpoint is no longer reliable -- which
        means you have to hope that by the time you reach the 95.0% mark,
        your save file will show 95.0%; this isn't bad, but you don't get
        the assurance of having completed Djose/Bikanel correctly via the
        92.0% checkpoint)
    
      * save your game (in case you don't win the shootout against
        Frailea) inside the hollow
      * find Freilea inside the Cactuar Hollow (you may need to speak to
        Marnela after speaking to Freilea's mother in order to obtain
        access to the hollow); try your best to defeat Frailea to get
        an extremely useful garment grid (double AP and double EXP)
      * boss fight deep inside Cactuar Hollow
      * save your game before exiting Cactuar Hollow
    
      NOTE: if you want to learn 1000 Needles, do it now since your only
      other opportunity is back at Via Infinito (extremely rare random
      encounters without the Lure Bracer)
    
      * mission complete; RETURN TO YOUR AIRSHIP
      * prep up for fighting Angra Mairyu; then defeat the boss
    
        - Cat Nip and Speed Bracer on a gunner; two Dark Knights
        - high defense (and auto-reflect if you have it) on the other two 
          characters; Ribbon might be helpful)
        - use High Potions and X-Potions to heal; Phoenix Downs for KO
        - this should be cakewalk compared to Chac
    
      * Bikanel epsiode complete
      * return to Cactuar Nation and talk to Benzo for a cutscene
      * talk to Frailea's mother to "finish" up
      * dig in Bikanel and get at least 13 attack parts, 13 defense
        parts, and 13 special assembly (Central Expanse is not open
        until events from Calm Lands)
    
        NOTE: If you haven't already dispatched a chococobo to Bikanel,
        then you can send one there (warning, you will lose it for good
        no matter what) and the Central Expanse opens up. It's the best
        place to dig since you'll be on a chocobo (the one you sent).
    
      * go to Djose and check on Experiment (it should be at level 5/5/5
        and out of control -- small cutscene)
      * defeat Experiment again
    
      NOTE: one-time opportunity to learn Annihilator blue bullet
    
      * Djose episode complete
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [92.0%] .........................
    
    
    CALM LANDS ...................................................... 0.4
    
      NOTE: DO PUBLICITY/MARRIAGE CAMPAIGNING BEFORE YOU ENTER THE CALM
      LANDS!!! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 400+ PR POINTS
    
      * episode complete
      - return to the travel agency and talk to the father by the save
        sphere for a reward (assuming you did the marriage campaign and
        earned enough points)
      - grab the 50000 gil in the chest behind the agency
      * find the Amazing Chocobo
    
        - you should have 14 chocobos
        - save your game
        - find the lvl cap for all chocobos by raising their level and
          make note of the lvl caps;
        - reset your game; if you do not have 4 chocobos which can be
          raised to lvl 5, release about 6 chocobos starting with the
          ones with the lowest level caps; put the ones which you can
          raise to lvl 5 on the runner list
        - having a full stable increases your chanes of chocobos coming
          back from a dispatch
        - capture more chocobos until you have 4 which you can raise up
          to level 5
        - save your game
    
        WARNING: DO NOT DISPATCH TO BIKANEL (YET)!!!! If you have not
        sent a chocobo to Bikanel yet, then doing so now will open the
        Central Expanse area (for digging) at the cost of losing the
        chocobo you sent. Now is not the time to lose a chocobo that can
        be raised to level 5 (catching such a chocobo is more or less a
        crap shoot and can be quite tedious if you are unlucky). Avoid it 
        until you've opened up the chocobo side dungeon. If you already
        sent a chocobo to Bikanel some other time ago, then it's ok 
        to dispatch there -- but it's best to just wait until you finish
        finding the chocobo side dungeon.
    
        DISPATCH CHART
    
        CHOCOBO NATURE             LOCATIONS FOR DISPATCH
    
        Timid                      Kilika, Thunder Plains
        Normal                     Besaid, Moonflow, Macalania
        Bold                       Djose Temple, Calm Lands
    
        1. send out 4 level 1 chocobos (use the dispatch chart above)
           only three are needed, but four gives more items, obviously
        2. fight 8 battles; return to the ranch and save your game
           on preferrably a new save file
        3. talk to Clasko and hope they all return; if not reset, reload,
           and then talk to Clasko again until they all return (if you
           sent one to Bikanel, it's gone for good no matter how much you
           reset -- sending one to Bikanel opens up the Central Expanse
           digging spot; so don't send one there until after you find
           the entrance to the Amazing Chocobo dungeon)
        4. refresh your chocobos and raise their levels
        5. repeat steps 2 thru 4 until you are about to raise the chocobo
           levels up to lvl 5 chocobos; i.e. repeat steps 2 thru 4 until
           you have dispatched lvl 4 chocobos and they've all returned
           safely to the ranch
        6. save your game after you refresh your chocobos and raise them
           to lvl 5 (you need FOUR lvl 5 chocobos)
        7. dispatch 3 lvl 5 chocobos and fight 8 battles (again avoid
           Bikanel for dispatch) -- you can send four if you want more
           items, only three are required
        8. save your game and check with Clasko and make sure they all
           return; otherwise, reset and re-talk to Clasko
        9. if they all returned, save your game (nothing will happen
           yet, except that they've all returned)
       10. either exit the ranch and return, or do a soft reset/load
           and you will trigger a cutscene where Clasko mentions a new
           dungeon in the back of the ranch (you do NOT have to send
           lvl 5 chocobos out a second time)
    
      * when you enter the newly found dungeon, USE AN FAQ and equip the
        Charm Bangle (just in case) -- grab all the items here (Rikku's
        Machina Reactor and the AP Egg among other really nice items) 
        before you open the door to the Amazing Chocobo (you may have to 
        defeat the boss here first before you can grab all the items; just 
        make sure you grab the items before opening the final door to the
        Amazing Chocobo; you CAN return here later on, so no worries)
      * boss fight; discover Amazing Chocobo; episode complete
    
      NOTE: you can now dispatch to Bikanel (you'll lose this chocobo)
      to open the Central Expanse digging area in Bikanel; there's also
      a dungeon to find at Mi'Hen Highroad as well -- requires lvl 5
      chocobo but not needed for story completion
    
    GUADOSALAM ...................................................... 1.2
    
      * automatic cutscenes
      * talk to Tromell for more scenes
      * episode complete (you'll be returned to the airship and get
        Mascot; see section below)
      * return here again and speak to Tromell
      * grab Baralai's sphere
      * watch Baralai's sphere on the airship
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 0.6
    
      * automatic scenes (obtain Mascot; this happens after Guadosalam's
        episode complete)
      * go back and finish Guadosalam's events
      * select a destination by talking to Brother
    
      NOTE: this occurs after Guadosalam's episode complete; if you've
      done everything there is to do except to tell Brother where you
      want to go to reach the Farplane, then your save file will only
      show 93% -- there's more story completion after you select your
      starting point toward the Farplane; a boss fight will occur and
      you will be given a chance to save (now you should see 94%)
    
    FARPLANE ABYSS .................................................. 0.8
    
      * boss fight and save sphere (save file should show 94%; see note
        above -- your actual percentage is 94.2%)
      * two more boss fights
      * cutscene with LeBlanc and crew in Farplane glen (approach them
        and talk to them if it's not automatic)
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [95.0%] .........................
    
    
    AIRSHIP CELSIUS ................................................. 1.0
    
      * return to the airship and talk to Shinra
      * go to the Deck (twice) and the second time will show a cutscene
        (Buddy and Brother have to get to the Deck without you somehow
        knowing about it, so they can't already be there the first time
        you visit the Deck since they'd have to come from the Bridge);
        you could also trigger this scene by talking to Buddy to open
        the navigation menu, and then cancel the navigation menu; after
        canceling from the navigation menu, Buddy and Brother will be
        missing from the bridge -- so go talk to them on the Deck
      * go to the Cabin for another cutscene (it does not matter how you
        respond)
      * talk to Buddy and cancel out of the navigation menu; Rikku will
        be missing from the Bridge; you may have to do this a few times
        until Rikku disappears from the Bridge; another way to get her
        to disappear from the Bridge is to save your game and repeatedly
        do soft resets until she's gone
      * go to the Deck to trigger a cutscene with Rikku
      * save your game on the airship for the 96.0% checkpoint
      - talk to Brother (not Buddy) for a shortcut to the Farplane Abyss
    
      NOTE: you do not have to go to the Farplane Glen and immediately
      return to the airship as suggested by many of the other guides; you
      just need to force a "black screen" (such as opening the navigation 
      screen and canceling out of it by talking to Buddy); upon doing so,
      the people who need to be gone from the Bridge will indeed be gone
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [96.0%] .........................
    
    
      WARNING: NOW IS THE TIME TO GO AND DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!! If you
      are dying to see the ending, just beat the game and come back to
      the 96.0% save file
    
      - GG via Sphere Break against the lady with her dog
      - GG via Sphere Break against Shinra
      - GG via getting to Farplane Glen using each one of the holes
      - GG via oversouling all monsters (one of which nets you a Speed
        Bracer, bringing you a total of 3; it's Lacerta floor 81+ in
        Via Infinito)
      - open Mi'hen side dungeon by sending a lvl 5 chocobo there and
        having it come back (some really nice items)
      - Thunder Plains side dungeon if you haven't already done the
        mini-game here (an item appears if you do it twice)
      - GG via chest in Bikanel (find Desert Key in Central Expanse)
      - GG by doing the 13 monkey quest (lady to the right of the ferry
        man in Kilika)
      - GG by visiting Lian and Ayde at Mt. Gagazet (they're running
        around a certain statue *wink*)
      - GG by using Besaid Key and Search Sphere in Besaid
      - play blitzball (I didn't play a single game)
      - play Calm Land games (I didn't play a single game)
      - master any dress spheres (use AP Egg or Covenant of Growth GG);
        kill the vermin in the Mi'hen side dungeon for fastest results;
        Via Infinito is also good -- using Lady Luck will get you lots
        of drops and gil for your New Game+
      - dig up any Al Bhed Primers you missed earlier in the game; they
        will all end up at Bikanel
      - get Adamantite from Gunner's Gauntlet mini-game
      - GG from Gunner's Gauntlet (lvl 6 reward)
      - GG from oversouling every oversoulable monster
      - GG from dispatching a chocobo with less than 100 heart and having
        it return safely with no items
      - the following is from Alan Learmonth:
        two GGs from the Calm Land agencies (there's one from each
        company; you may need tons of credits; also, you must have
        level 5 PR for each company -- you'll either need to do a new
        game, or play enough games from each company and raise your
        PR level); refer to the PR guide for more info
    
      NOTE: I _think_ that about sums it up -- i.e. after that I'm not
      sure there is anything left to do in this game :P
    
    
    FARPLANE ........................................................ 4.0
    
      NOTE: equip Charm Bangle and have a speedy Cat Nip'ed gunner to get
      this final chunk of the game over fast; lots of cutscenese and boss 
      fights will happen; of note are:
    
      * obtain Paine's sphere (you will automatically get it and watch
        this sphere)
      * there is a save sphere just before the final puzzle involving
        musical notes and hopping around; this is your last chance to
        do anything else you want to do in the game
      * long series of boss battles; game completed
      * press "X" when Yuna is in the Farplane Glen; answer "Yes"
      * watch the credits
      * extended ending
    
    ......................... SAVE GAME [100 %] .........................
    
    
    
    
    If you did not get 100%, then don't worry. Use the New Game+ option
    and play through the game. This time, do anything which you did not
    do during your first game and chances are you will be able to make
    up about 10% of the story.
    
    HOW TO GET 100% USING THE NEW GAME+ OPTION
    
      - instead of giving the Awesome sphere to the same group in your
        original game, give it to the other group (this is presumably New
        Yevon)
      - do any mission or visit any place which you previously could not
        visit due to your choice regarding the Awesome sphere
    
    
    
    
    FINAL COMMENTS
    
      I hope that I have recorded all the necessary steps. Please let me
    know (rs1n<at>hotmail<dot>com) if there is anything missing/wrong.
    It is very possible that I did something and forgot to mention it in
    this guide, so corrections are always welcome.
    
    ABOUT SENDING ME EMAILS
    
      - please don't email immediately upon not making it to a checkpoint
        without actually trying to figure your mistake out on your own;
        redo the steps, or start over from the last, good checkpoint if
        need be before sending me emails about what went wrong; most of
        the problems are solved that way
      - include the last percentage you got that matched up (e.g. if you
        got 35.0% but then have trouble reaching 37.0%, then please say
        you reached 35.0% without problems in your email, and that your
        problems are occuring between 35.0% and 37.0%); don't just say 
        you can't get 37% because for all I know, you could have made an
        error between 6.0% and 9.0%
      - before sending me the email, make sure that whatever is shown in
        the guide is done EXACTLY the way it is described (e.g. if you
        did things out of order, first replay through in the order given
        in the guide)
      - include anything that you did and/or saw that was different from
        what was in the guide
    
    
    PREVIOUS REVISIONS:
    
      15-FEB-2004  Minor update regarding tourists saving mission in the
      v1.68        Calm Lands
    
      08-FEB-2004  Minor update
      v1.67
    
      02-FEB-2004  Added some suggest clarifications regargin Victor
      v1.66        Primoris (thanks Brian R.)
    
      30-JAN-2004  Some extra notes about checkpoints (namely 6.0%)
      v1.65        Extra notes regarding why it is important to do the
                   cactuar capturing sidequest early
    
      28-JAN-2004  Minor notes added
      v1.61
    
      27-JAN-2004  Corrected Moonflow ticket prices (thanks to Kekvit I.
      v1.60        and to Jordan B.) and made note on how you must sell
                   all 10 tickets (though failing to do so will still 
                   get you the correct percentage at the 34.0% mark; but
                   you will not get episode complete later on)
    
      26-JAN-2004  Only 12 pairs of monkies and not 13 (for Zanarkand
      v1.59        Ruins quest)
                   Updated info regarding chocobo catching mission at
                   Mi'hen Highroad
    
      24-JAN-2004  Minor notes added; some rewording
      v1.58
    
      24-JAN-2004  Clarified 96.0% checkpoint (it's on the Airship that
      v1.57        you check for 96%)
    
      21-JAN-2004  Minor updates regarding comm spheres (chapter four)
      v1.56        Added some suggestions on finishing PR mission early
    
      21-JAN-2004  Updated final Airship section (96%) to clarify how
      v1.55        trigger various cutscenes
    
      20-JAN-2004  Minor updates
      v1.54
    
      20-JAN-2004  Added minor note to Mushroom Rock (chapter 1) and
      v1.53        moved older update notices toward the bottom of the
                   guide
    
      18-JAN-2004  Fixed an error regarding Isaaru in Zanarkand in
      v1.52        chapter 5 (he's not around; I must have mixed this
                   up with the comm sphere scenes in chapter 4)
    
      18-JAN-2004  Minor changes to Mi'hen section in Chapter 2 (added
      v1.51        some clarification)
    
      14-JAN-2004  Added section directly below Changelog section
      v1.50        Added details on getting through Bevelle (previously
                   referred readers to other guides)
    
      12-JAN-2004  Added note about Guadosalam in Chapter 2
      v1.14
    
      12-JAN-2004  Made some minor notes about talking to Tobli
      v1.13
    
      12-JAN-2004  Updated to clarify wording of certain areas
      v1.12
    
      08-JAN-2004  Minor updates (added emphasis to certain events)
      v1.11        Fixed some incorrect references
                   Added note on what to do when the checkpoints
                   don't appear to match up
    
      08-JAN-2004  Corrected wrong completion total for Airship
      v1.10        Celcius at the very start of chapter 4 (should be
                   3.4% earned and not 2.6%)
                   Corrections to a reference to 78.0% (should have
                   been 79.0%)
    
      08-JAN-2004  Added some more GGs to find in the "extra things
      v1.08        to do" section
    
      07-JAN-2004  Minor fixes (nothing related to 100% completion)
      v1.07
    
      05-JAN-2004  Lots of updates; fixed incorrect email
      v1.06        Most of the updates were clarifications
                   Added #7 to general things to consider
    
      05-JAN-2004  Added #6 to general list of things to always keep
      v1.05        in mind when playing this game (i.e. always choose
                   to participate in every possible event anyone in
                   the game asks of you)
                   More details to help clear up possible confusion in
                   game flow 
    
      05-JAN-2004  Minor changes to Mushroom Rock (Chapter One)
      v1.04        (i.e. added explicit instructions to take on the
                   mission there)
    
      04-JAN-2004  Changed wording of chocobo dispatching section
      v1.03        (in step 2: "reset, reload" changed to "if not then
                   reset,  reload")
                   Other minor updates (rewording)
    
      03-JAN-2004  Fixed error in Comm Sphere Part I (had 2.0% instead
      v1.01/1.02   of 4.0% total gain for that mini-section)
                   Fixed chocobo raising section (possible confusion
                   about dispatches)
                   Fixed a mis-naming of Mi'Hen Highroad comm sphere
                   section as Mushroom Rock
                   Forgot Machina Reactor (Chapter 5)
    
      02-JAN-2004  Initial submission to GameFAQs
    

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