FFX Celestial Weapons Guide & FAQ
How to Get Celestial Weapons in Final Fantasy X
The Celestial Weapons are the final or "ultimate" weapons for each character in Final Fantasy X. They give characters powerful auto-abilities like Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, and abilities especially useful to each character, such as Counterattack for Auron or Magic Booster for Lulu.
This guide will help you find them. If you are totally fed up trying to get a Celestial Weapon, see the bottom of this page: Customizing an [Almost] Ultimate Weapon that simulates their abilities.
This page is part of my Final Fantasy X Secrets series. Concept art and screencaps are from Final Fantasy X by Square-Enix. Glassy graphics and Photoshopping are by moi.
How to Get FFX Celestial Weapons - Overview
Your Scavenger Hunt List
To get a character's Celestial Weapon, you need:
- The Celestial Mirror, found via two brief side-quests.
- That character's Crest - found in a chest near something significant to him/her.
- That character's Sigil - obtained via a minigame or quest.
- The weapon itself - which can be absolutely anywhere.
When you first find a Celestial Weapon, it's a dud. Activate it by taking it to the place where you activated the Celestial Mirror, along with the weapon's matching Sigil and Crest.
Celestial Weapon Tips:
- You cannot get any Celestial Weapon until after Zanarkand, although you can collect some components on the way.
- When you power up a Celestial Weapon with Auron's, Yuna's, Wakka's, Lulu's or Kimahri's crests, they break damage limits for Yojimbo, Valefor, Ifrit, Shiva and Ixion respectively. "Break Damage Limit" means that attack damage is no longer capped at 9,999 HP damage.
- Start catching for Monster Arena as soon as possible. Here's a monster arena checklist.
- Rikku's Godhand with Gillionaire is HANDY.
- Wakka's, Rikku's, Yuna's and Kimahri's Celestial Weapons earn double AP.
- If a particular weapon's quest is too much trouble, customize your own. I did this for years before getting Tidus' and Kimahri's.
Obtaining the Celestial Mirror
Get It First; You Need It to Unlock Chests with Celestial Weapons
HINT: Two sidequests.
First, get a Chocobo in the Calm Lands, find a secret place, and finish a minigame.
Then, go to Macalania Forest and help someone. Three someones, actually.
1. Train a chocobo. Can't find trainer? See map.
2. Ride to SE Calm Lands, find yellow feather, hit X. Find hidden temple through canyon.
3. Find sphere on ground outside temple and follow instructions for race. Mirror is prize. Here's a map of the best route.
4. Go to Macalania Forest save sphere (exit s of Calm Lands, go west, go sw). Reunite the scattered family.
- Father has wandered to clearing east of woods, n of pool where Tidus and Yuna made out.
- Son moves to shimmery overhead path in Macalania forest, in front of a big crystal seedpod.
5. After reuniting family, return to crystal pod where you found son.
6. Activate Mirror with X. Do the same with each weapon once you have it plus its crest and sigil.
Powering Up / Activating Celestial Weapons
Grab Your Goodies and Go To...
...that big glowing seedpod on the aerial path in Macalania Forest where you found the kid during the Celestial Mirror Quest. Click X.
Each Weapon is halfway powered up when you use the Crest (it at least gets Break Damage Limit, and some give Break Damage Limits to Aeons).
Then come BACK with the Sigil to "finish the ritual."
Getting Auron's Celestial Weapon: Masamune
Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, First Strike, Counterattack
Note: Does MORE damage when Auron's critically hurt. Also, powering up Masamune with Mars Crest gives Yojimbo Break Damage Limit.
HINTS for finding...
MARS CREST: Jecht and Auron fought a familiar boss 10 years ago and got pushed off a cliff.
MARS SIGIL: Gotta catch 'em all.
MASAMUNE: Two places significant to Crusaders are linked by a sword. Both are near or in canyons.
TIP: My Monster Arena Checklist could be handy.
MARS CREST: End of Mi'ihen Oldroad. Go to north end of Highroad, backtrack se.
MARS SIGIL: Go to Monster Arena in Calm Lands, catch 1 each of all fiends in 10 areas.
MASAMUNE: Find Rusty Sword in Gorge of Calm Lands, give to Mi'ihen's statue in grotto just north of Mushroom Rock Road turnoff.
Origin of name "Masamune": Goro Nyudo Masamune, Japan's greatest swordsmith.
Astrology: Mars is god of war. (Duh.)
Getting Tidus' Celestial Weapon: Caladbolg
Break Dmg Limit, Triple Overdrive, Evade & Counter, Magic Counter
Note: Does more damage when Tidus' HP is full.
HINTS FOR FINDING...
SUN CREST: The heart of [real] Zanarkand.
SUN SIGIL: Blond-haired dudes race chocobos.
CALADBOLG: A sentinel guarding a secret in Calm Lands needs to be distracted.
SUN CREST: Return to and search Yunalesca's lair (funky teleport-stairs work, too). Chest appears near back stairs.
SUN SIGIL: Beat Chocobo trainer in race with score of 0.0. I've done it, but...aiiigh.
CALADBOLG: Beat Chocobo trainer with ANY time, then quit. Guy blocking path on n. side of Calm Lands comes here to gawk. Ride north to get there while he's gone. (You'll need Mirror to unlock sword's hiding place.)
Origin of name "Caladbolg": "Great Sword" of Irish mythology.
Astrology: Tidus= Sun, Yuna = Moon, but more than that: Tidus means "Sun" in Ryukyu dialect, from honorific for an Okinawan king. "Yuna" means "night" in same dialect, term for hibiscus flower which decorates her skirt. 
Getting Yuna's Celestial Weapon - Nirvana
Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Double AP, One MP Cost
Note: Does more damage when Yuna's MP is full. Power up with Moon Crest to give Break Damage Limit to Valefor.
HINTS FOR FINDING...
MOON CREST: Yuna waved goodbye while facing it.
MOON SIGIL: Finish aeon training with Belgemine.
NIRVANA: Monster Arena Coot, Calm Lands.
MOON CREST: Swim to side-cove on Besaid Beach, opposite dock.
MOON SIGIL: Obtain all aeons, defeat all Belgemine's aeons and do what she asks (aww).
NIRVANA: Capture 1 of each monster in Calm Lands for Monster Arena Coot.
Origin of name "Nirvana": Enlightenment in Buddhism by ending the cycle of reincarnation and breaking free from the spiral of life's suffering. Plot of FFX on a stick!
Getting Lulu's Celestial Weapon - Onion Knight
Break Damage Limit + Triple Overdrive + 1 MP Cost + Magic Booster
Note: Does more damage when Lulu's MP is full. Also, powering up Knight with Venus Crest gives Shiva Break Damage Limit.
HINTS for finding...
VENUS CREST: Lulu talks to the dead.
VENUS SIGIL: Thunder Plains.
ONION KNIGHT: Underwater, and not Gagazet.
VENUS SIGIL: Dodge 200 lightning bolts in same room/location of Thunder Plains. Tip: exit Travel Agency north and stand just south of where its sidepath joins main path. Zap. Step forward. Zap. Step forward. Fairly easy there, especially if you get a NO-ENC weapon from boss battle where Onion Knight is.
ONION KNIGHT: Deep spot in pool outside Baaj Temple. You'll need to unlock airship secret coordinates to get here, and fight a pretty nasty boss with Stone Punch. See video for chest's exact location.
Origin of name: Onion Knight was a job class in FFIII (now available on iOS/Android!), later a character in Dissidia. I've also run into Prince Onion in anime. I have a hunch there may be a folklore reference.
Astrology: Venus is goddess of love and sensuality. And secret lover of Mars. I'm just sayin'.
Get Wakka's Celestial Weapon - World Champion
Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Evade & Counter, Double AP
Note: Does more damage when Wakka's HP is full. Power up with Jupiter Crest to give Break Damage Limit to Ifrit.
HINTS FOR FINDING...
JUPITER CREST: His best memories are here.
JUPITER SIGIL: Blitzball!
WORLD CHAMPION: Bartender in Luca is a fan.
JUPITER CREST: Locker in Auroch's locker room.
JUPITER SIGIL: Prize in blitzball season or tournament after getting all Wakka's Reels.
WORLD CHAMPION: Play a few games of blitzball then talk to cafe Luca bartender.
BLITZBALL TIP: At end of season (it's 10 rounds), exit and save. Play blitzball. if neither Reels nor Sigil shows as prize for new season, restart. See my Blitzball Tournament Guide for handy beginner trick.
Astrology: Jupiter is king of gods, sky-god, and hurler of lightning bolts. I'm not sure if it's referring to Wakka's personality, or blitz ("lightning").
Getting Rikku's Celestial Weapon - Godhand
Break Damage Limit + Triple Overdrive + Double AP + Gillionaire
Does more damage when Rikku's HP is full.
HINTS FOR FINDING...
MERCURY CREST: Almost Home!
MERCURY SIGIL: Cactuars.
GODHAND: Search Calm Lands for hidden inscription; follow instructions. Tip: Hold down circle to WALK; use D-pad.
MERCURY CREST: Pit in area south of Home.
MERCURY SIGIL: Activate Cactuar Stone in Bikanel Desert SE of Home,and search for 10 Cactuars! Can't find some? I've drawn a map (and guide)!
GODHAND: Can't find it? Me neither. Password is GODHAND. (Enter on airship map).
Astrology: Mercury = Hermes, the nimble-fingered thief of the gods, also god of money.
Getting Kimahri's Celestial Weapon - Spirit Lance
Break Damage Limit + Triple Overdrive + Double AP + Evade & Counter
Does more damage when Kimahri's HP is full. Powering up Spirit Lance with Saturn Crest unlocks Ixion's Break Damage Limit.
HINTS FOR FINDING...
SATURN CREST: Gagazet. Pillars.
SATURN SIGIL: Butterflies ARGH.
SPIRIT LANCE: Al Bhed riddle in ruins outside Baaj gives location.
SATURN CREST: Just before you get to Fayth Wall on Mt. Gagazet, a chest is almost hidden behind pillar.
SATURN SIGIL: Finish BOTH Butterfly hunts after you get Airship (prizes change throughout game). See maps.
Baaj inscription: "In the land where bolts of light / illuminate the blackest night / With Macalania behind / the fourth pillar you sight / look not on the left but on the right." This means a tower in Thunder Plains. Easiest way, though, is to unlock 3 glowing Cactuar Stones with square button to get a ghostly Cactuar that will lead you to the correct tower. It's the short, busted one on the right, first area north of Guadosalam, where Bilghen was killed. Click Square while facing the broken tower-- may take a few tries to find exact spot.
Astrology: Deposed by his son Jupiter, Saturn was portrayed in Roman mythology as a stodgy, tradition-minded grandfather figure, ruling over a lost golden age. In astrology, he's a symbol of limits, responsibilities, time, commitments .
Customizing an [Almost] Ultimate Weapon
Forget That Minigame, I Just Want to Kick Ass
Buy four-empty-slot weapon from Wantz in Macalania Forest near south entrance.
Then add the auto-abilities of your choice. Here's my favorites.
- Break Damage Limit - Do over 9,999 Damage - 60x Dark Matter
- Counterattack - Hit back when attacked - 1x Friend Sphere
- Evade & Counter - Dodge AND hit back - 1x Teleport Sphere
- Overdrive -> AP - Rack up AP - 10x Doors to Tomorrow
- Triple AP - Helps max sphere grid! - 50x Wings to Discovery
- Triple Overdrive - Useful with Overdrive -> AP - 30x Winning Formula
Caladhbolg Original vs. HD Remaster
Poll: Your Favorite Celestial Weapon - Pick Your Ultimate Weapon!
Which is your favorite Celestial Weapon?
Poll: Your Favorite Sidequest - Hey, It's Better Than Matchmaking and PR Campaigns
Which is your favorite Celestial Weapons task?
Which Is Your Least Favorite Sidequest? - I Think I'll Just Customize a Weapon....
Which sidequest do you hate the most?
I've finally gotten all the Celestial weapons, but for years I only picked up Auron's, Yuna's, Lulu's and Wakka's. How about you?
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