In this guide we will show you how you get the hidden aeons Anima, Yojimbo and the Magus Sisters. All the other aeons will be automatically unlocked over the course of the game.
Anima is an aeon that deals immense damage. Pain, her special attack, is an instant kill, which also deals colossal damage to enemies immune to death spells. It ignores defense and is actually more effective than her Overdrive, Oblivion, versus some stronger enemies like Dark Bahamut. Pain is a magical attack, but due to the high power and ignoring defense, it is likely to hit for maximum damage against any enemy not fully immune to magic. Anima is arguably the strongest aeon as Oblivion deals nearly 99,999 damage upon receiving her, and in the PAL, International, or HD Remaster versions, can inflict nearly 3,600,000 damage altogether.
How to get Anima
To receive Anima as an aeon, you must have unlocked all of the treasures using the Destruction Spheres in each Cloister of Trials, including Zanarkand. Here are video guides to show you how each of them gets done.
The Besaid Temple Cloister of Trials:
The Kilika Temple Cloister of Trials:
The Djose Temple Cloister of Trials:
The Bevelle Temple Cloister of Trials:
The Macalania Temple Cloister of Trials:
The Zanarkand Temple Cloister of Trials:
After that you head to Baaj Temple (just enter the coordinates X=11-16, Y=57-63 on your airship), where you must fight a boss named Geosgaeno in order to gain entrance to a sealed underwater room. (this enemy has a 50% chance to drop a weapon with the rare ability No Encounters, so you should save right before this fight to defeat him as often until you finally receive one of these weapons) After entering the room and interacting with every statue you will view a cutscene and Yuna harnesses Anima’s power.
Yojimbo is acquired by visiting the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth, where you can hire him to become Yuna’s aeon. Yojimbo acts as a sword-for-hire and has four different attacks depending on how much you pay him, as well as a complex mathematical formula based on his worker-employer relationship with Yuna and several other factors. Yojimbo functions similarly to Odin and Gilgamesh from previous Final Fantasy games. His most powerful attack, Zanmato, instantly kills fiends and bosses.
How to get Yojimbo
Yojimbo can be recruited at the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth near the entrance to Mt. Gagazet. Yojimbo will first ask Yuna a question regarding her purpose in trying to require his help. Her choice here will affect Yojimbo’s behavior in battle and his probability in using his attacks, so choose the third answer “To defeat the most powerful of enemies”. As for his payment, Yojimbo will initially ask the player for hundreds of thousands of Gil, but it is possible to haggle with him. To get Yojimbo for the cheapest price, you must offer him in the first two negotiations half the Gil he is asking for plus one Gil, and he will decrease his price (if he asks for 250.000 Gil, offer him 125.001 Gil). In the third negotiation, you must offer him 0.7 times the Gil he is asking, closing the deal. You should get him around 200.000 Gil. To stay safe, you should definitely save your game before facing Yojimbo, so you can load your game in case you are unhappy with his price at the end of the negotiations.
You can decrease the price three times before hiring him. If you pay Yojimbo triple what he is asking (works even after “haggling”) he will give you two Teleport Spheres as a token of appreciation. This still works after having “haggled” with him.
The Magus Sisters appear as an optional aeon found in Remiem Temple. (directions are down below) They resemble their incarnations from Final Fantasy IV, but wear insectoid armor, with Sandy modeled after a praying mantis, Cindy a ladybug, and Mindy a bee. To obtain them, the player must first obtain the Flower Sceptre and the Blossom Crown and use them to open the temple’s back door, where the sisters rest, only after Yojimbo and Anima have been obtained. Obtaining the Magus Sisters in the Final Fantasy X HD Remaster version earns the Delta Attack! trophy.
Unlike most aeons, the Magus Sisters attack as three separate players. Their specific commands cannot be controlled; Yuna can only suggest actions for them to take by shouting commands such as “Fight!”, “Help Each Other!”, “Go, Go, Go!” etc, however the resulting effect under each heading is random. This is compensated by the Magus Sisters being extremely powerful and can break the 9,999 damage limit from the start. The Magus Sisters’ fighting strategy is similar to that of their Final Fantasy IV incarnation, in that Sandy always casts Reflect on Cindy when the “Do as you will!” command is selected for the first time. Mindy will then cast various Black Magic spells on Cindy which will rebound onto the enemy party whenever the player selects the “Do as you will!” command on Mindy’s turn. Cindy is also able to assist with the party’s healing and well-being as she did in Final Fantasy IV.
How to get the Magus Sisters
Travel to the Calm Lands and head for the hidden Remiem Temple. (Right when you get out of Macalania Woods go slighlty right to the chocobo trainer and ask to ride a chocobo. Keep on going to the right, you will see a feather on the ground, examine it. Then all you gotta do is go straight.)
Once inside, you must defeat all of Belgemine’s aeons, one at a time, in a duel of aeons. This requires you to obtain Yojimbo and Anima, as Belgemine will not allow Yuna to challenge her Yojimbo or Anima until Yuna herself is able to summon them. Once you have defeated her Bahamut, Belgemine relinquishes the Flower Sceptre. You must now capture at least one of every fiend on Mt. Gagazet for the Monster Arena. This will reward you with the Blossom Crown.
With the crown and the scepter, the door behind Belgemine will open, allowing you to obtain the eighth and last aeon, the Magus Sisters.
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