___________.__              .__
\_   _____/|__| ____ _____  |  |
 |    __)  |  |/    \\__  \ |  |
 |     \   |  |   |  \/ __ \|  |__
 \___  /   |__|___|  (____  /____/
     \/            \/     \/
___________              __
\_   _____/____    _____/  |______    _________.__.
 |    __) \__  \  /    \   __\__  \  /  ___<   |  |
 |     \   / __ \|   |  \  |  / __ \_\___ \ \___  |
 \___  /  (____  /___|  /__| (____  /____  >/ ____|
     \/        \/     \/          \/     \/ \/
____  ___         ________
\   \/  /         \_____  \
 \     /   ______  /  ____/
 /     \  /_____/ /       \
/___/\  \         \_______ \
      \_/                 \/



                           |=======================|
                           |   Final Fantasy X-2   |
                           |-----------------------|
                            Thunder Calibration FAQ


By: NightMare185 AKA MakaveliRidah AKA Tai Ly
Date: Febuary 4, 2004
Version: 1.0
E-Mail: Hell_Fire185@hotmail.com
AIM: TyRaNt184
Contributor Page: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/39020.html
Copyright(c) 2004

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NOTE: Use Ctrl+F to find what your looking for

|========================|
|Table of Contents       |
|------------------------|

Introduction
Version History/Updates
Contact Info
Copyright Info

Thunder Calibration Walkthrough
-Calbration Basics(How to Play)
-Thunder Plains Map/Tower Locations
-Tower Calibration Prizes

Frequently Asked Questions
Closing/Credits



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This is my third guide I made for GameFAQs. Hopefully, this FAQ will
help you complete this Mini Game and provide you with whatever info you
will need.

Enjoy...


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                         (VERSION HISTORY/UPDATES)
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Version 1.0
Febuary 4, 2004
A Finished FAQ posted on GameFAQs. I might add more stuff later on

Version 1.1
Febuary 13, 2004
Added a Tip on Tower 10


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                     (THUNDER CALIBRATION WALKTHROUGH)
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This special Mini Game can be accessed during Chapter 2 in the game and
can be played through Chapter 3. This game will end in Chapter 4, so
plan carefully if you want to do this or not.

To start this game, you must head to the Thunder Plains in Chapter 2 or
3. Talk to the Al Bhed Technician(by the first tower)twice to start this
game.

Whats the purpose of doing this you ask....

Well, you get certain prizes in Chapter 5 depending on how many times
you Calibrated a Tower.

It seems I'm skipping ahead of myself. Lets get down to the Basics on
how to play.


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                     (CALIBRATION BASICS/HOW TO PLAY)
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INTRO:

Your goal is to get the Generators up and going. To do that, you'll
have to enter a series of randomly generated commands. There are 30
of these commands. You'll have 3 chances per Calibration to complete
the tower. If you miss 3 times, you'll have to re-do it.

NOTE: THE NUMBER OF MISSES AFFECT NOTHING TO YOUR CALIBRATION.

Once you calibrated a tower(by completing the 30 series of commands),
you'll get a choice if you want to re-do it. If you already did it
perfectly(by completing the 30 series of commands), no need to do it
again.

If you fail the tower, try again if you like. The number of times that
you fail on this tower have nothing to do to affect your calibration
or your prizes.

There are 10 Towers in the Thunder Plains. The easiest to calibrate,
are the towers on the South area(the beginning area). The hardest are
on the North area of the Thunder Plains. With these towers, there are
3 Types of Calibration for each girl and each certain tower.

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RIKKU: The Appear and Disappear Calibration

Rikku's towers are self explainable from the title. The buttons will
temporarily appear on the screen. Once they are on the screen, you must
quickly press the combination on the screen to complete that sequence.
Do each of Rikku's Towers 30 times to complete her Calibration. If you
aren't fast enough, the command will disappear and will result in a
miss.

|---------|-------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|Tower #  |Position on Screen |Buttons Pressed                          |
|---------|-------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|Tower #1 |Middle of Screen   |X, Circle, Triangle, Square              |
|---------|-------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|Tower #4 |13 Random Locations|X, Circle, Triangle, Square, D-Pad       |
|---------|-------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|Tower #7 |13 Random Locations|X, Circle, Triangle, Square, R1+L1, D-Pad|
|---------|-------------------|-----------------------------------------|

NOTE: For Tower 7, A combination of 2 buttons will be pressed at the
same time. If its not simaltaneously or near simaltaneous, it will count
as a miss.

Tower 1 Tips:

-This will be easy, so not a lot of tips needed except keep your eye on
screen and focus on the buttons. Keep clear of any distractions so you
don't break concentration.

-The commands on screen will go faster when you advance in the series.
In Tower 1, it will not be as fast as the rest, but it will go pretty
fast. Prepare for this.

Tower 4 Tips:

-Again, focus, concentrate, and don't lose concentration or get let any
distractions get in the way.

-Unlike the first tower, be prepared to look throughout the screen.
When the commands start speeding up, you will have to pay attention to
where the commands will be at(since its at random), because it won't be
in the middle anymore.

Tower 7 Tips:

-This Tower is a Nightmare. Probably the hardest out of all the towers.
Like the previous, do the same thing, but you'll have to get into it.
Meaning, that you will have to be awake, concentrated, and be aware.

-The commands will move at a slow pace for a while. About halfway
through, the buttons will speed up a bit, but not fast enough to lose
concentration. Keep focus for about 10 more commands. Once your on the
25th command, it will be super fast and easy enough to break
concentration.

In the early 20th commands, ready your hands so that you will be
prepared to press whatever. Remember, that it will be 2 command buttons
at the same time so be ready. If you focus on the screen enough, you
will be able to see where the commands appear. BE SUPER QUICK since the
commands will disappear every 1.5 seconds after the 25th command.

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PAINE: The Avalanche Calibration

Paine's calibration consists of the commands falling down in 3 rows,
from top to bottom. There is a halfway mark where a command will flash.
Once it flashes, you must press the exact button of the command that
just flashed. You must press the exact command that flashed before
the rows fall all the way to the bottom. Once it hits the bottom, or
if you pressed the wrong button, it will be a miss. The speed will
increase when you get further into the Calibration, so prepare for that.


Example: X, Square, Triange fall down. If Triangle flashes, you press
the Triangle button.

|--------|--------------|--------------------------|
|Tower # |Entries Number|Fall Speed of Entry Number|
|--------|--------------|--------------------------|
|Tower #2|0 to 10 =     |Normal/Slow               |
|        |11 to 15 =    |Normal/Slow               |
|        |16 to 25 =    |Normal/Normal             |
|        |26 to 30 =    |Double Speed              |
|--------|--------------|--------------------------|
|Tower #5|0 to 5 =      |Normal/Slow               |
|        |6 to 10 =     |Normal/Slow               |
|        |11 to 15 =    |Normal/Normal             |
|        |16 to 25 =    |Double Speed              |
|        |26 to 30 =    |Double Speed              |
|--------|--------------|--------------------------|
|Tower #8|0 to 5 =      |Normal/Slow               |
|        |6 to 15 =     |Normal/Normal             |
|        |16 to 25 =    |Double Speed              |
|        |26 to 30 =    |Triple Speed              |
|--------|--------------|--------------------------|

|--------|--------------|---------------------------------------------|
|Tower # |Entries Number|Buttons Pressed                              |
|--------|--------------|---------------------------------------------|
|Tower #2|0 to 10 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square                  |
|        |11 to 15 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, Up/Down on D-Pad|
|        |16 to 25 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, D-Pad           |
|        |26 to 30 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square                  |
|--------|--------------|---------------------------------------------|
|Tower #5|0 to 5 =      |X, Circle, Triangle, Square                  |
|        |6 to 10 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, D-Pad           |
|        |11 to 15 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad    |
|        |16 to 25 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad    |
|        |26 to 30 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad    |
|--------|--------------|---------------------------------------------|
|Tower #8|0 to 5 =      |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, D-Pad           |
|        |6 to 15 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad    |
|        |16 to 25 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad    |
|        |26 to 30 =    |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad    |
|--------|--------------|---------------------------------------------|


Tower 2 Tips:

-Try to get the hang of this calibration. Once you do, it gets easier
to master. You might want to try Calibrating this tower a few times
to get the pattern. Once you do that, mastering the rest is easy.

-Once you got the pattern down, practice on locking and focusing on
the halfway point. Get used to the flash and where prepare for the
buttons. Once you get the hang of this, the rest of the towers are
a snap.

Tower 5 Tips:

-Practice on Tower 2 and get used to this. Get down any patterns
and get used to the new commands added. Practice a while on this
tower to prepare for the last tower.

-Try to get the pattern down for this tower since it has new
commands and speed. Get used to the speed, the new focus, and
commands to complete the last tower with ease.

Tower 8 Tips:

-Not much new info, but you might lose a few times. Its great to
lose on this tower because its a great chance to get used to the
new fast speed. Not hard to win since the command application isn't
new. Just get used to the new faster speed and focus near the middle
to complete this tower with ease.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

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YUNA: The Forgotten Memories Calibration

I suppose your wondering why the calibration is called this. Well...
for starters, the next towers consist of memory. The harder it gets,
the more you'll forget the commands since it gathers up to much to
confuse and make you forget.

Unlike the other Tower Calibrations, this one is a bit different. Yuna's
Calibratin consists of 2 Phases. A Memory Phase, and an Input Phase.

The Memory Phase will have the command appear on the screen. It appears
once at a time then that one will disappear while the new command
appears. Your job in this phase is to remember all the commands listed
in the sequence. The speed and number of commands will increase.

The Input phase is basically self explainable. You have to remember and
input the commands that appeared in the Memory Phase. You do have a
time limit, so be quick at inputting the sequences. If you input the
wrong command, it will count as a miss.

|---------|---------------|-------------------|
|Tower #  |Entries Number |Number of Commands |
|---------|---------------|-------------------|
|Tower #3 |0 to 10 =      |2                  |
|         |11 to 25 =     |3                  |
|         |26 to 30 =     |4                  |
|---------|---------------|-------------------|
|Tower #6 |0 to 10 =      |2                  |
|         |11 to 25 =     |3                  |
|         |26 to 30 =     |4                  |
|---------|---------------|-------------------|
|Tower #9 |0 to 10 =      |2                  |
|         |11 to 20 =     |3                  |
|         |21 to 25 =     |4                  |
|         |26 to 30 =     |5                  |
|---------|---------------|-------------------|
|Tower #10|0 to 10 =      |2                  |
|         |11 to 15 =     |3                  |
|         |16 to 20 =     |4                  |
|         |21 to 25 =     |5                  |
|         |26 to 30 =     |6                  |
|---------|---------------|-------------------|

|---------|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|Tower #  |Entries Number |Buttons Pressed                                |
|---------|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|Tower #3 |0 to 10 =      |X, Circle, Triangle, Square                    |
|         |11 to 25 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square                    |
|         |26 to 30 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square                    |
|---------|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|Tower #6 |0 to 10 =      |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, D-Pad             |
|         |11 to 25 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, D-Pad             |
|         |26 to 30 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, D-Pad             |
|---------|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|Tower #9 |0 to 10 =      |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad      |
|         |11 to 20 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad      |
|         |21 to 25 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad      |
|         |26 to 30 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1, D-Pad      |
|---------|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|Tower #10|0 to 10 =      |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1/R2/L2, D-Pad|
|         |11 to 15 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1/R2/L2, D-Pad|
|         |16 to 20 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1/R2/L2, D-Pad|
|         |21 to 25 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1/R2/L2, D-Pad|
|         |26 to 30 =     |X, Circle, Triangle, Square, L1/R1/R2/L2, D-Pad|
|---------|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|

Tower 3 Tips:

-Not many commands, so work on your memory a bit and you should be fine.
Nothing to hard.

Tower 6 Tips:

-More commands, but again, nothing to hard. It will expand more, but
not that hard to remember. You might wanna start placing your fingers
on the buttons on the commands that appear during the Memory Phase to
better the memory.

Tower 9 Tips:

-Repeat Tower 6 Tips. Only an Added command, nothing to hard. If you
want or can, ask someone to assist you in Memory.

Tower 10 Tips:

-Something different about this Tower that makes it so hard.. Hmm...
Oh Yeah, everything is reversed. Take a few times getting used to the
reversed commands. If you want, use someone to assist you in memory,
or write down the Commands that appear(use shortcut symbols that will
help you understand to get the writing fast so you can pick up the
controller afterwards) to make it easier. Be fast picking up the
controller.

-Use your own key symbol to write them down quicker(example: T for
triangle). You can also hold the controller in one hand while you use
the other hand to write them down. With this, you can do it quickly
with a fair exchange. Make sure you're focused on your notepad/paper
after the input sequence.

-You can also repeat the sequences orally(say them out loud to yourself).
If you have a fair memory and say them out and reverse the order, this
could help you with this tower.


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                  (THUNDER PLAINS MAP/TOWER LOCATIONS)
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In this section, I will provide Maps for the tower locations if you need
help locating the towers. Hope this helps you. Enjoy...

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AREA 1:
                               |-------|-----|
                               |To     |To   |
                               |Travel |Area |
                               |Agency |Two  |
                               |       |     |
                               |             \
                               |              \
                               |               \
                               | Tower 5        \
                               |                 \
                               |                 |
                               |                 |
                               |                 |
                               |                 |
                               /                 |
               |--------------/                  |
               |                          /------|
               |                         /
               |                         |
               |                         \
               |                          \
               |                           \
               |                           |
               |                           |
               |                           |
               |                  Tower 4  |
               |                           |
               |---------\                 |
                         |                 |
                         |                 |
               |---------/                 |
               |                           |
               \                           |-------|
                \                                  |
                 \                        |---|    |
                  |                       |   |    |
                  |                       |   |----|
                   \  Tower 3             |
                    \                     |
                     \                     \
                     |                     |
                     |--\                  |
                         \                 |
                         |                 |
                         |                 |
                   |----/                  \
                   |                        \
                   |                        /
                   |                        \
                   |                         \
                   |                         /
                   |                         \
                   |                         \
                   |                         /
                   |             Tower 2    /
                   |                |------/
                   |                |
                   |                |
                   |                |---------/
                  /                          /
                  \                         /
                  |  Tower 1               /
                  |                       /
                  |                      /
                  |    Start            /
                  |---|  |-------------/
                      |  |
                      |--|


AREA 1:

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AREA 2:




                                |--------------------|
                                |                    /
                                |                   /
                                \                  /
                                 \                |--------|
                                 |                         |
                                 |                         /
                                 |                 Tower 9 \
                                 \                         |
                                  \                        |
                                  /                        |
                                 /                         |
                          |-----/                          |
                          |                                |
                          |                          /-----/
                          |                          |
                          |                          \-----\
                          |                                |
                          |                                /
                          |  Lightning                    /
                          |   Shelter                    /
                          |                             /
                          \                            |
                           \                           |
                            \                          |
                             \                         |
                              \                        |
                               \                       |
                |--------------|                       |
       Tower 10 |              |                       |
                |--------------|                       |
                              /                        \
                             /                          \
                            /                            \
                           /                              \
                          /                                \
                          |                                 \
                          |                                  \
                          |                                   \
                          |                                    \-----|
                          |                                Tower 8  /
                          \                                        /
                           \                                       \
                            \                                      /
                             \                                    /
                              \                                  /
                               \                                 |
                                \                                |
                                 \                              /
                                 /                             /
                                /                             /
                               / Tower 7                     /
                     /--------/                             /
                     |                                     /
                     |                                    /
                     |                                    |
                     |                                    |
                     |                                    |
                     \                                    /
                     /                                   /
                    /                                   /
                   /                                   /
                   \                                  /
                    \                                |
                     \                               |
                      \                              |
                       \                     Tower 6 |
                        \                            |
                         \                           |
                         |      |                     \
                         |      |                      \
                         |      |                       \
                         |      |                        \
                         |From  |   From                  \
                         |Travel|    Area                  \
                         |Agency|      One                  \
                         |------|----------------------------\



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                       (TOWER CALIBRATION PRIZES)
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In this section, it will cover the prizes you get when doing the Tower
Calibration game. Each prize varies from the number of calibrations
you have done on a tower. Another prize is obtained from participating
in this game.
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SAMURAI HONOR GARMENT GRID: Obtained when you complete all 10 towers.
5 out of the 10 Towers must be calibrated 30 times. Misses do NOT
affect this.

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TOWER CALIBRATION PRIZES: Each prize varies on the towers and the
number of times you calibrated on a tower. You get these prizes during
Chapter 5 during a mission. When you defeat certain fiends at the
all the towers, a Treasure Chest will appear by the tower automatically
after you defeated the fiend.

Heres a Chart to see what you get...

|--------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|Tower # |Prizes per number of Calibrations                          |
|        |--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|        |0 to 5  |6 to 14  |15 to 24     |25 to 29       |30        |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 1 |Ether   |Ether x2 |Turbo Ether  |Turbo Ether x2 |Elixir    |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 2 |X-Potion|Mega     |Elixir       |Elixir         |Megalixir |
|        |        |Potion x2|             |               |          |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 3 |Mega    |Mega     |Elixir       |Elixir         |Megalixir |
|        |Phoenix |Phoenix  |             |               |          |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 4 |Power   |Black    |Hyper Wrist  |Power Glove    |Champion  |
|        |Wrist   |Belt     |             |               |Belt      |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 5 |Silver  |Hypno    |Gold Bracer  |Pixie Dust     |Regal     |
|        |Bracer  |Crown    |             |               |Crown     |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 6 |Yellow  |Lightning|NulShock Ring|Ochre Ring     |Electro-  |
|        |Ring    |Gleam    |             |               |cutioner  |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 7 |Blue    |Watery   |NulTide Ring |Cerulean Ring  |Short     |
|        |Ring    |Gleam    |             |               |Circuit   |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 8 |Red     |Fiery    |NulBlaze Ring|Crimson Ring   |Freezer-  |
|        |Ring    |Gleam    |             |               |burn      |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 9 |White   |Icy      |NulFrost Ring|Snow Ring      |Sublimator|
|        |Ring    |Gleam    |             |               |          |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|
|Tower 10|Tetra   |Tetra    |Tetra Guard  |Tetra Bracelet |Ribbon    |
|        |Band    |Gloves   |             |               |          |
|--------|--------|---------|-------------|---------------|----------|


These are all the prizes obtained when you do the Calibrations. Now
its up to you to see if you want to do this.
Enjoy....


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                  (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/F.A.Q.)
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In this section, you can check here to view some of the most common
questions asked to me. I'll post these up and in hoping that this
section will help answer any questions you need on this Mini Game.

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Question: Do you have to do this for Completion Points?

Answer: No

Question: Is this required for Episode Complete?

Answer: No

Question: Wheres Lian and Ayde

Answer: No Relevance to my FAQ, but they are located in Chapter 3
when you are at the second area. Head to the Lightning Shelter to
trigger a cutscene.

Question: I can't beat |Tower #|, can you help?

Answer: Sure, just check the FAQ before asking this question.
You'll have to keep trying. Take a look at the tips for more help.

Thats all the questions I have for now. I'll update this in the future
when more questions arrive that consume me.


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                            (CLOSING/CREDITS)
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Any contributions to this FAQ and you should see your name up here. If
its not up here and you feel you deserve credit, Contact me and I'll
see whats up.

-Me for taking the time to make this FAQ
-CjayC for posting this guide
-Brady's Official Strategy guide for helping with this quest
-(Insert your Name) for reading my FAQ and hopefully finding it helpful


Fin.