How to get all the monster arena fiends and their rewards in Final Fantasy X

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In the Monster Arena you have the opportunity to fight against special bred fiends, either of the category area conquest, species conquest or original. How to unlock all the Monster Arena foes, which enemies you must capture to get them and the rewards you get by unlocking a special bred monster, are shown in this guide.

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How to unlock every fiend:

The owner of the Monster Arena has next to the special breeds a nice stock of weapons and other useful things for you. He has weapons with the special ability Capture for everyone of your group. By killing an enemy with one of these weapons, the foe get caught instead of killed, so your job is to get out there and capture all of them preferably ten times. I know, this could take a while but it will enhance your endgame tremendously.

Here is a list with every monster that can be captured and the regions they live in:

Besaid

  • Dingo
  • Condor
  • Water Flan

Kilika

  • Dinonix
  • Killer Bee
  • Yellow Element
  • Ragora

Mi’ihen Highroad

  • Mi’ihen Fang
  • Ipiria
  • Floating Eye
  • White Element
  • Raldo
  • Vouivre
  • Bomb
  • Dual Horn

The following fiends also appear in Mi’ihen Highroad, but count towards other areas for capturing purposes:

  • Thunder Flan (Mushroom Rock Road)

Mushroom Rock Road

  • Raptor
  • Gandarewa
  • Thunder Flan
  • Red Element
  • Lamashtu
  • Funguar
  • Garuda

Djose Road

(Comprises of Djose Highroad and Moonflow)

  • Garm
  • Simurgh
  • Bite Bug
  • Snow Flan
  • Bunyip
  • Basilisk
  • Ochu

The following fiends also appear in Djose, but count towards other areas for capturing purposes:

  • Raptor (Mushroom Rock Road)
  • Gandarewa (Mushroom Rock Road)
  • Lamashtu (Mushroom Rock Road)
  • Funguar (Mushroom Rock Road)

Thunder Plains

  • Melusine
  • Aerouge
  • Buer
  • Gold Element
  • Kusariqqu
  • Larva
  • Iron Giant
  • Qactuar

Macalania

(Comprises of Macalania Woods and Lake Macalania)

  • Snow Wolf
  • Iguion
  • Wasp
  • Evil Eye
  • Ice Flan
  • Blue Element
  • Murussu
  • Mafdet
  • Xiphos
  • Chimera

Bikanel

  • Sand Wolf
  • Alcyone
  • Mushussu
  • Zu
  • Sand Worm
  • Cactuar

Calm Lands

  • Skoll
  • Nebiros
  • Flame Flan
  • Shred
  • Anacondaur
  • Ogre
  • Coeurl
  • Chimera Brain
  • Malboro

Stolen Fayth Cavern

  • Yowie
  • Imp
  • Dark Element
  • Nidhogg
  • Thorn
  • Valaha
  • Epaaj
  • Ghost
  • Tonberry

The following fiends also appear in Stolen Fayth Cavern, but count towards other areas for capturing purposes:

  • Coeurl (Calm Lands)
  • Malboro (Calm Lands)

Mt. Gagazet

  • Bandersnatch
  • Ahriman
  • Dark Flan
  • Grenade
  • Grat
  • Grendel
  • Bashura
  • Mandragora
  • Behemoth
  • Splasher
  • Achelous
  • Maelspike

The following fiends also appear in Mt, Gagazet, but count towards other areas for capturing purposes:

  • Imp (Stolen Fayth Cavern)
  • Nidhogg (Stolen Fayth Cavern)

Inside Sin

  • Exoray
  • Wraith
  • Gemini (blue)
  • Gemini (red)
  • Demonolith
  • Great Malboro
  • Barbatos
  • Adamantoise
  • Behemoth King

The following fiends also appear Inside Sin, but count towards other areas for capturing purposes:

  • Ahriman (Mt. Gagazet)
  • Varuna (Omega Ruins) (only past point of no return in “The Nucleus”, so your best chance to catch it are the Omega Ruins)

Omega Ruins

  • Zaurus
  • Floating Death
  • Black Element
  • Halma
  • Puroboros
  • Spirit
  • Machea
  • Master Coeurl
  • Don Tonberry
  • Varuna

The following fiends also appear in Omega Ruins, but count towards other areas for capturing purposes:

  • Wraith (Inside Sin)
  • Gemini (blue) (Inside Sin)
  • Gemini (red) (Inside Sin)
  • Demonolith (Inside Sin)
  • Great Malboro (Inside Sin)
  • Adamantoise (Inside Sin)

After you caught every monster ten times, head back to the Monster Arena. You will soon recognize that you not only unlocked every special bred monster, you will also receive a ton of unbelievably useful crafting items which will come in handy for the best leveling method.

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Here is a list of all unlockable bred monsters and the rewards you will get by unlocking them:

Area Conquest

Capture at least one of every fiend in the following locations to unlock the associated enemies:

  • Stratoavis (Besaid) – Stamina Tonic x 99
  • Malboro Menace (Kilika) – Poison Fang x 99
  • Kottos (Mi’ihen Highroad) – Soul Spring x 99
  • Coeurlregina (Mushroom Rock Road) – Candle of Life x 99
  • Jormungand (Djose Highroad) – Petrify Grenade x 99
  • Cactuar King (Thunder Plains) – Chocobo Wing x 99
  • Espada (Macalania Woods and Lake Macalania) – Shining Gem x 60
  • Abyss Worm (Bikanel) – Shadow Gem x 99
  • Chimerageist (Calm Lands) – Farplane Wind x 60
  • Don Tonberry (Cavern of the Stolen Fayth) – Silver Hourglass x 40
  • Catoblepas (Mt. Gagazet) – Blossom Crown
  • Abaddon (Inside Sin) – Lunar Curtain x 99
  • Vorban (Omega Ruins) – Designer Wallet x 60

Species Conquest

Capture a certain number of fiends who share the same type:

  • Fenrir (Capture 3 of each of the ‘Wolf’-type fiends) – Chocobo Feather x 99
  • Ornitholestes – (Capture 3 of each of the ‘Reptile’-type fiends) – Stamina Spring x 99
  • Pteryx – (Capture 5 of each of the ‘Bird’-type fiends) – Mega Phoenix x 99
  • Hornet – (Capture 4 of each of the ‘Wasp’-type fiends) – Mana Tonic x 60
  • Vidatu – (Capture 4 of each of the elemental ‘Imp’-type fiends) – Mana Spring x 99
  • One-Eye – (Capture 4 of each of the ‘Eye’-type fiends) – Stamina Tablet x 60
  • Jumbo Flan – (Capture 3 of each of the ‘Flan’-type fiends) –  Twin Stars x 60
  • Nega Elemental – (Capture 3 of each of the ‘Element’-type fiends) – Star Curtain x 60
  • Tanket – (Capture 3 of each of the ‘Helm (armored)’-type fiends) – Golden Hourglass x 99
  • Fafnir – (Capture 4 of each of the ‘Drake’-type fiends) – Purifying Salt x 99
  • Sleep Sprout – (Capture 5 of each of the ‘Fungus’-type fiends) – Healing Spring x 99
  • Bomb King – (Capture 5 of each of the ‘Bomb’-type fiends) – Turbo Ether x 60
  • Juggernaut – (Capture 5 of each of the ‘Ruminant’-type fiends) – Light Curtain x 99
  • Ironclad – (Capture 10 of each of the ‘Iron Giant’-type fiends) – Mana Tablet x 60

Original

  • Earth Eater (Breed at least 2 fiends in Area Conquest) – Three Stars x 60
  • Greater Sphere (Breed at least 2 fiends in Species Conquest) – Supreme Gem x 60
  • Catastrophe (Breed at least 6 fiends in Area Conquest) – Door to Tomorrow x 99
  • Th’uban (Breed at least 6 monsters in Species Conquest) – Gambler’s Spirit x 99
  • Neslug (Capture at least 1 of each fiend in all areas throughout Spira) – Winning Formula x 99
  • Ultima Buster (Capture 5 of each fiend roaming throughout Spira) – Dark Matter x 99
  • Shinryu (Capture at least 2 of each underwater fiend in the Mt Gagazet cavern) – Megalixir x 30
  • Nemesis (Capture all 10 of each fiend found in Spira and defeat all other Original Species, Area Conquest and Species Conquest monsters at least once) – Master Sphere x 10

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