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FFX: Overcoming the Nemesis

Defeat Nemesis

FFX: Overcoming the Nemesis+5.1
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Achievement Guide for FFX: Overcoming the Nemesis

  • UsedRobotUsedRobot336,993
    25 May 2019 27 May 2019
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    To unlock the Nemesis fight, you will need to capture 10 of each fiend in the game, and then defeat each fiend in the Area Conquest, Species Conquest, and Original sections of the monster arena at least once. To capture fiends, you need to buy weapons with the "capture" trait from the Monster Arena owner.

    Fiends to be captured:

    Besaid
    Dingo
    Condor
    Water Flan

    Kilika
    Dinonix
    Killer Bee
    Yellow Element
    Ragora

    Mi'ihen Highroad
    Mi'ihen Fang
    Ipiria
    Floating Eye
    White Element
    Raldo
    Bomb
    Vouivre
    Dual Horn

    Mushroom Rock Road
    Raptor
    Gandarewa
    Thunder Flan
    Red Element
    Lamashtu
    Funguar
    Garuda

    Djose Road
    Garm
    Simurgh
    Bite Bug
    Snow Flan
    Bunyip
    Basilisk
    Ochu

    Thunder Plains
    Melusine
    Aerouge
    Buer
    Gold Element
    Kusariqqu
    Larva
    Iron Giant
    Qactuar

    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
    Flam Flan
    Shred
    Anacondaur
    Ogre
    Coeurl
    Chimera Brain
    Marlboro

    Stolen Fayth Cavern
    Yowie
    Imp
    Ghost
    Tonberry
    Dark Element
    Nidhogg
    Thorn
    Valaha
    Epaaj

    Mount Gagazet
    Bandersnatch
    Ahriman
    Dark Flan
    Grenade
    Behemoth
    Grat
    Grendel
    Bashura
    Mandragora
    Splasher
    Achelus
    Maelspike

    Splashers, achelus, and maelspikes are found in the underwater section. Ahrimans, grendels, behemoths, dark flans, and mandragoras are found in the caves.

    Inside Sin: Note that the point of no return is once you go inside the tower that comes crashing down, right after a save point.
    Exoray
    Wraith
    Gemini
    Demonolith
    Great Marlboro
    Barbatos
    Adamantoise
    Behemoth King

    Omega Dungeon: Omega Dungeon is found by putting in the coordinates X=74.101, Y=36.099 into the airship.
    Zaurus
    Floating Death
    Black Element
    Halma
    Puroboros
    Spirit
    Machea
    Master Coeurl
    Master Tonberry
    Varuna

    Many of the above fiends can be found in more than one area, but are classified by these areas according to the Monster Arena.

    Once you have captured 10 of each, you need to beat the following fiends in the Monster Arena:

    Area Conquest
    Stratoavis
    Marlboro Menace
    Kottos
    Coeurlregina
    Jormungand
    Cactuar King
    Espada
    Abyss King
    Chimerageist
    Don Tonberry
    Catoblepas
    Abaddon
    Vorban

    Species Conquest
    Fenrir
    Ornitholestes
    Pteryx
    Hornet
    Vidatu
    One-Eye
    Jumbo Flan
    Nega Elemental
    Tanket
    Fafnir
    Sleep Sprout
    Bomb King
    Juggernaut
    Ironclad

    Original
    Earth Eater
    Greater Sphere
    Catatstrophe
    Thu'ban
    Neslug
    Ultima Buster
    Shinryu

    These monsters are some of the toughest enemies in the game. If you're underleveled, you should grind using the Don Tonberry trick. You will level a decent amount just capturing fiends, too. I recommend using zanmato to beat the harder bosses in the Original section if you're still having trouble. This can work for everything except for Shinryu, which is an underwater fight where you can't use Yuna. I had a max-damage Wakka use his Attack Reels overdrive with a break damage limit weapon, twice. At max damage, a perfect Attack Reels will deal 1.2 million damage. Use "Entrust" to fill his overdrive a second time. One perfect use of a damage-break Attack Reels can also one-shot many of the other fiends.

    Once you have beaten all of the fiends, Nemesis will unlock in the second page of the original creations section. Using zanmato is the easiest way to beat him.

    If you want to fight him normally, he has 10 million HP. He counters every attack with Ultima. All characters should have armor with ribbon equipped, since Nemesis' Ultra Spark casts Poison, Curse, Slow, and Power Break on the party. Auto-Haste armor should also be equipped. Nemesis' ultimate attack Armageddon deals 99,000 damage to the entire party, so at least one person should have auto-life cast on them. Use aeons for meat shields, and Quick Hit him until he goes down. Note that Kimahri can learn Nova from Nemesis.

    Comment with any questions about other fiends!
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