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Final Fantasy X

Traditional RPG
Final Fantasy
  • December 17, 2001
  • July 19, 2001
  • May 24, 2002
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Monster Arena Bestiary

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15,000 gil
HP (overkill)AP (overkill)stealdrop
4,000,000 (12,000)50,000 (50,000)Gambler's Spirit Pendulum 
  Friend Sphere Dark Matter 
powerdefensemag. powermag. defensespeedevade %
dropped weaponsDropped armor# of slots
· Piercing
· Triple AP
· HP +10%
· HP +20%
· HP +30%
# of abilities
Besides having fallen out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, the Neslug likes to retreat into its shell and regenerate large amounts of HP per turn with Curaga and Regen when you've depleted some of its life. While in its shell, it becomes impervious to all weapon-based attacks. (In other words, Mindy's Passado doesn't work. Boo hoo!) So what do you do? First, make sure at least one person knows Ultima and Doublecast, everyone knows Copycat, and you've got a good supply of Turbo Ethers. Cast Hastega at the beginning of the battle, and Quick Hit, Attack Reel, or Blitz Ace the Neslug until it retreats into its shell. If you're quick enough, the Neslug won't even get a change to attack you before it goes into its shell. The Neslug will not come out of its shell until it is completely healed, so don't wait for it to come out, and thereby negate all of your hard work. Instead, Doublecast Ultima, and Copycat until its shell shatters, stopping only to replenish the MP of a party member who's low. Alternately, despite Blitz Ace being weapon-based, it still does damage. You could go into battle with everyone's Overdrive bars full, and Entrust them to Tidus so that he can Blitz Ace over and over. When the shell shatters (and this is a pretty cool animation, IMHO), you'll know the Neslug only has about one million HP left. Obviously it cannot retreat into its shell anymore, so eleven hits at 99,999 damage later, you've won! Congrats. On the other hand, Ultima Gamer ( submitted the following, which I am paraphrasing: go into battle with Wakka and any other two characters. Wakka and the other two characters must have a strength of 255, or near to it, and everyone must have full Overdrive gauges. Wakka must know Attack Reel, and you must be skilled at lining up the
conditionsprize for unlocking
Conquer all areas. This means you need to pretty much capture one of each monster.Winning Formula x99

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Final Fantasy X
Monster Arena
Bestiary & Guide
Blitzball Guide

Monster Properties


Amount of gil you have to pay to fight this monster.


Amount of hit points the enemy holds. Overkill HP is denoted in (parentheses). Strike the enemy with this value or greater and earn an overkill.


Amount of AP earned after battle. Overkill AP is denoted in parentheses. Strike the enemy with an overkill and earn the specified AP.


Items Stolen or Mugged from the enemy. Italicized items are rare items. Your character can always steal rare items if he is equipped with the Master Thief or Pickpocket armor attribute.


Items dropped by the enemy after battle. Italicized items are rare items. Increase your chances of receiving rare items by upping your party's Luck attribute.

elemental properties

Absorb: The enemy absorbs this element.
Null: The element has no effect.
1/2: The element strikes at 50% strength.
1.5x: The element strikes at 150% strength.
N/A: The element strikes at normal strength.

dropped equipment

The enemy periodically drops weapons and armor with the denoted auto attributes and the denoted number of slots and abilities.

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