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Final Fantasy X
Jecht saw his Shoopuff here. Surprised, he drew his blade and struck it.
Of course, it's very important to make sure your characters have the right equipment so they're ready for battle! You can carry out these and other character-developing tasks in the main menu and the sub-menus. Read the following information to learn how to use them!
To access the Main menu, press . From there, you can access all the sub-menus.
On the left-hand side of the screen, all your current members of your party are here. They are sorted according to battle sequence. This changes whenever you let another party member enter the battle (switching characters). Next to the name, you'll see the character's current HP and MP. After the backslash you'll see the character's max. HP and MP, according to their levels.
At the lower edge of your screen, you'll find your total playing time, your current cash reserves and your current location. To the right of the screen, all the sub-menus are listed. Some of those sub-menus are unavailable at the start of the game though.
In all of the menus and sub-menus, you will see Help messages at the top of your screen.
Sphere Grid Menu
Select one of your characters after selecting the Sphere Grid menu. You can increase their levels and acquire new skills on the Sphere Grid. Refer to the Sphere Grid section to learn more.
The main things you can do here, is taking a look at your items, equipment and Key Items. Further you can sort them to your likings or use them to heal your characters for example. These are the items you've either found or bought during your adventure.
If you click on the Item menu, you'll see a list to choose from: items, sort, equipment, Key Items. You'll get to the first command automatically. Here you can browse through the items you've collected as well as seeing how many items you can use directly within the menu. These items are shown in white. You can use Potions to heal your characters between battle, for example.
If you press you'll get to the short list, so go with your directional buttons to 'sort'. There, you can sort your items manually or automatically, so that you'll have a clear overview of them.
Refer to the Items Lists section for more information on all of the items and their meanings.
Go to equipment if you want to sort your equipment manually. You will also be able to view the information on each selected object. At the top left you'll see which character can equip the equipment. Next to that, you'll see his or her levels and the equipment he or she is presently carrying, as well as any associated abilities. At the bottom right of the screen, you'll see the abilities associated with the selected object. However, this menu is only for information or sorting, you can only switch your equipment in the Equip menu or during battle.
The last sub-menu of the Item menu is the Key Items menu. You'll see a list of all of the Key Items you have currently in your possession. These are special items you cannot use or equip, but they have also special use. Refer to the Key Items List to view those items and their meanings.
In this menu, you can use the abilities of your characters, which they have already learned.
If you select this menu and one of your characters, you'll be able to view or use the Command Abilities of that character. These are abilities, not items, so they consume MP if used. The abilities highlighted in white are currently available, such as Cure. So you can select Yuna for example and heal your characters with her learned Cure Command. You'll find a list of all the Abilities at the Ability List.
In this menu, you can view the Overdrives of your characters or chance their
This menu is used to change the weapons and armor of your characters.
After selecting this menu, select a character again and a list with his or her current equipment and the associated abilities will show. Press to see a list of all weapons or armor available to the character in question, including their associated abilities. You can select the new equipment here. If you select an empty field, you will unequip the current equipment.
Here, you can view the characters' attributes and abilities.
Select one of the characters again and you can view all current attributes and learned abilities of that character. Press to view the Auto Abilities, which are weapon dependant abilities and only have an effect if the weapon in question is equipped. Press again to view the Command Abilities your character has learned: Skills, Specials, White Magic and Black Magic. All abilities are learned on the Sphere Grid.
This menu will show you everything you need to know about your Aeons!
If you select the Aeons menu, you'll see a list of all the Aeons you have currently. There are eight in total, three of which are secret Aeons. However, the last three Aeons (Cindy, Sandy & Mindy) are actually one Aeon, don't forget that. Select one of your Aeons and press to confirm your choice. The next screen will show the detailed info on your Aeon, so their attributes, special attacks, Overdrive techniques and the current Overdrive Gauge level. If you press again, you'll view the Aeon's Abilities, followed by the Skills, Specials, White Magic & Black Magic.
If you press , you'll return to the previous menu; you may have to press twice to access the Abilities and Attributes from the Status display. Also, don't forget that some options in the menu, will come available later in the game. With the Abilities and Attributes menus, you'll be able to learn the Aeons new abilities and increase their attributes. In both menus you'll see the the abilities or attributes to the left (you can only select those in white) and you'll see the necessary items to the right. The first figure indicates how many you currently have, while the second figure indicates how many will remain after the action. Use to confirm your selection, but plan them carefully as all changes are permanent. Read more about this in the Aeons section.
This menu will change the formation, thus the characters that will appear in battle.
This menu will improve your weapons and armor.
Auto-Abilities are indispensable during battle and they depend on the weapon or armor with which your character is equipped. Up to four Auto-Abilities can be assigned to each piece of equipment, provided the equipment in question has enough free ability slots.
Any armor or weapon to which you can assign new Abilities to, is highlighted in white, while existing abilities and available capacity are shown at the bottom right. Once you've selected the item of equipment to be altered, just press . Take a look at the list with the Item Costs, to see how many items are needed. The first figure indicates how many you currently have, while the second figure indicates how many will remain after the action.
Press to confirm your selection. Sometimes, the name of the upgraded equipment may change. For example, if you assign the abilities Strength +3%, Strength +5% and Strength +10% to Variable Steel, it will be transformed into a Knight Sword. If you then decide to add Strength +20%, the name will change into a Master Sword.
In this menu you can change the basic settings of your game.
This menu offers useful information on Basic Controls, Basic Terms and Reference. Also, you can battle some monsters here to learn how to battle.
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