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Dark Valefor is an optional boss in the International, PAL and HD Remaster versions of Final Fantasy X. She guards the entrance to Besaid Village when the party returns after obtaining the Fahrenheit, and must be defeated to acquire Anima in case the player did not obtain the treasure chest in the Besaid Temple earlier.


Final Fantasy X enemy stats
#234#235 #236
Location Monster Arena Species Other information
Besaid Does not appear Aeon N/A
Sensor description Scan description
Immune to sensors
HP MP Strength Magic Defense Magic Defense
800,000 (99,999) 999 148 186 120 220
Accuracy Accuracy Evasion Luck AP (Overkill) Gil
105 250 10 48 10,000 (15,000) 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water Holy
50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Statuses and immunities
Silence Sleep Darkness Poison Petrify Slow Zombie Power Break
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Magic Break Armor Break Mental Break Threaten Death Provoke Doom Nul
0 Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 0
Shell Protect Reflect Haste Demi Regen Distill Sensor
0 0 0 0 Immune 0 0 Immune
Scan Bribe Delay Zanmato Berserk Capture Physical Magical
0 0 Immune Lv. 5 0 Immune 0 0
Common steal (75%) Rare steal (25%) Common drop (87.5%) Rare drop (12.5%)
X-Potion x2 Elixir Dark Matter x1Overkill: x2 Master Sphere x1Overkill: x2
Equipment drop (100%) Weapon abilities Armor abilities Bribe
3-4 slots, 1-2 abilities First Strike, Firestrike, Lightningstrike, Waterstrike, Icestrike, Break Damage Limit Auto-Regen, Break HP Limit, Ribbon None
Abilities Ronso Rage
Physical attack, Sonic Wings, Energy Ray, Energy Blast None

Battle Edit

Dark Valefor uses physical attacks and Sonic Wings, which inflict Delay (weak). Dark Valefor can also use Energy Ray at any time. Unlike the summon Valefor's Energy Ray, Dark Valefor's Energy Ray is considered magical damage and can be reduced by a high Magic Defense stat or other protections against magic. Dark Valefor's Overdrive is Energy Blast, which deals around 50,000 damage regardless of stats. Unlike the other Dark Aeons, Dark Valefor cannot break the 9999 damage limit except with Energy Blast, which always deals 47,136 to 53,225 damage, and cannot be reduced with anything but another aeon's Shield.

Strategy Edit

It is best to use Auto-Life, or summon an aeon when Dark Valefor's Overdrive gauge is full to take the blow.

Dark Valefor can be defeated quickly, before she causes trouble. The party should have high Agility and Luck. High Strength and Defense are also useful, but all stats should be well into three digits. Break Damage Limit is recommended; Dark Valefor is also perhaps the one enemy where Break HP Limit provides more benefits than drawbacks due to her inability to exceed 9999 damage. Valefor's Overdrive gauge charges up quickly, so the party needs to be fast.

If his Strength is high enough, Wakka can take Dark Valefor out with a single full volley of Attack Reels. Yuna can summon Anima and use her Overdrive Oblivion, or Tidus can use his Overdrive Blitz Ace or Slice & Dice to also severely damage Dark Valefor.

As with any other enemy, Dark Valefor can be killed instantly by Yojimbo's Zanmato.

Dark Valefor glitch Edit

Sometimes in the International PS2 version, a glitch will occur and the game will crash on either the cutscene before or after the fight. If this glitch happens once, it will always happen in that save file, effectively preventing the player from ever fighting Penance, acquiring the Jecht's Sphere in Besaid Village, acquiring Valefor's Energy Blast Overdrive if not obtained on the first visit, and even from acquiring Anima (and subsequently the Magus Sisters) if the player did not get the temple treasure from Besaid at the beginning of the game. To bypass this glitch, one must simply open the PS2 CD tray while the scene that is supposed to freeze starts (the scene will stop while the tray is open) and then close it. The saved game editor FFXED is also capable of fixing a glitched save file.

The Greatest Hits version partially fixes the glitch. A new game started on this version will never have the glitch; however, the glitch will still occur when loading an already-glitched save. The PAL version fixes the glitch completely, even when loading a glitched save from the International version. By extension, this also means the glitch is fixed in the HD Remaster.

Musical themes Edit

Dark Valefor, together with Dark Anima and Dark Magus Sisters, are the only Dark Aeon battles where the random encounter battle theme plays.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • After the battle with Dark Valefor, the game reuses two lines of dialog of two non-player characters from the fireplace scene in Besaid Village. The reused lines are "Stay away from the summoner!" and "You're a bad man!"

Related enemies Edit

Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

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