It has high strength and tons of HP. Beware of Sonic Boom, which hits all characters. Dodge its attacks more easily by inflicting darkness.
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The Garuda in Final Fantasy X is a monstrous bird-like creature which appears in three areas in Spira.




Mushroom Rock Road


The first two are fought on Besaid as tutorial battles and it is the island's toughest fiend. Due to its sheer size, Yuna is called on to summon Valefor for the aeon's first fight.

The third time it appears is during a story sequence when fiends attack Luca during the blitzball final. The Garuda here is slightly tougher, but Auron will be in the party, and the combination of his Power Break and Wakka's Dark Attack will make the fight quite easy.

After these two sets of story-related encounters, Garudas can be randomly encountered as a regular enemy in the Valley of the Mushroom Rock Road. They can be found both during and after Operation Mi'ihen. Once again, they are a little tougher but inflicting Darkness makes all the difference.

Poison works extremely well against Garuda on the Mushroom Rock Road, doing a thousand damage every time it takes a turn.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF Garuda

Garuda from Final Fantasy X appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Garuda is a large, birdlike creature that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It serves as Lord Vishnu's mount and is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. Contemporary representations of Garuda are the brahminy kite and phoenix.

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Final Fantasy X-2Edit

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