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The Espada is an enemy in Final Fantasy X, which can be bred in the Monster Arena by catching at least one of each fiend in Macalania. Unlocking it will get the party 60 Shining Gems.


Final Fantasy X enemy stats
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Location Monster Arena Species Other information
Monster Arena Area Conquest Blade N/A
Sensor description Scan description
Immune to sensors Immune to scans
HP MP Strength Magic Defense Magic Defense
280,000 (15,000) 120 44 31 100 160
Agility Accuracy Evasion Luck AP (Overkill) Gil
51 100 12 15 8,000 (8,000) N/A
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water Holy
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities
Silence Sleep Darkness Poison Petrify Slow Zombie Power Break
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 50 Immune 0
Magic Break Armor Break Mental Break Threaten Death Provoke Doom Nul
0 0 0 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
Immune 0 Immune Lv. 4 0 Immune 0 0
Common steal (75%) Rare steal (25%) Common drop (87.5%) Rare drop (12.5%)
Farplane Shadow x4 Farplane Wind x1 Rename Card x1Overkill: x2 Dark Matter x1Overkill: x2
Equipment drop (100%) Weapon abilities Armor abilities Bribe
2-4 slots, 1-3 abilities Strength +5%, Strength +10%, Strength +20% (fixed) Defense +5%, Defense +10%, Defense +20% (fixed) None
Abilities Ronso Rage
Blade Shower, Hades Claw None


Espada has Auto Regen. He counters physical attacks with Hades Claw, which causes Instant Death and Poison. There's a high chance it will use it three times in a row, making it possible for it to wipe out the entire party with no trouble. Espada has no resistance to Armor Break, and has only 50% resistance to Slow.

Espada drops weapons with Strength +% abilities and armor with Defense +% abilities, Strength +20% and Defense +20% being fixed abilities.


Like most Area Conquest monsters, Espada is quite easy if the player has the Celestial Weapons. Espada has an instant-death counterattack, so Deathproof armor is useful here. Otherwise, it is recommended to use armor with Auto-Haste and Auto-Phoenix, as they will cut down on the number of turns lost reviving downed members and re-casting Haste upon them, which will happen often due to its Blade Shower ability.



Espada is Spanish and Portuguese for "sword". This refers to the blades on its limbs.


  • Espada and Neslug are the only arena creations immune to Doom. Coincidentally (or maybe intentionally), they are also the only two arena creations with a Zanmato level of 4; the others all have a Zanmato level of 5.

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