The Gullwings are on the job. We'll even give you our special bargain price.
Buddy is a close friend of Brother, co-founder of the Gullwings and navigator of the airship Celsius in Final Fantasy X-2. Buddy acts as a more focused and level-headed counterpart to the erratic Brother. Yuna must speak to him when choosing a destination on the airship.
After landing in Besaid for Tidus and Yuna's reunion, the Celsius malfunctions and is unable to fly and even Shinra is stumped on how to repair it. Thus the Gullwings stay in the village. When Buddy, Brother and Shinra are talking among themselves in Al Bhed, a man named Briar points Shinra out as a "Bedore" and tries to attack him. Paine and the other Gullwings subdue him and tie him up at the Besaid Temple.
Buddy appears as a member of the "Gull Wings" blitzball team when the Besaid Aurochs allowed them to take their place in the new season as they were too busy helping Wakka and Lulu take care of their baby and could not participate themselves.
Buddy can be recruited as a party member in the International and HD Remaster versions through the Creature Creator system. To recruit Buddy, the player must set up a Special Monster Pod in one of various locations in Chapter 3, including Besaid and Kilika. Buddy wields a wrench in battle and can use any of the common dresspheres. One of his most useful abilities involves him running behind the enemy and then attacking, making him deal double damage.
Buddy is voiced by Ken Taira in Japanese and by Ogie Banks III in English.
Buddy's Japanese name is "Dachi."In Japanese language, "dachi" (だち) or (ダチ) is a shortened version of "tomodachi" (友達, ともだち, or トモダチ), meaning "friend."