Normal: "A fiend created when the power of lightning fuses with pyreflies. It casts sizzling bolts at all who approach. Water is its only elemental weakness." Oversoul: " A fiend created when the power of lightning fuses with pyreflies. Water is its only elemental weakness. Its lightning damage grows weaker as it attacks." — Scan
The Gold Elemental is an enemy in Final Fantasy X-2. It is not particularly powerful, though it has high Defense. It is easily defeated via Water-elemental attacks, such as the spell Water or the ability Waterstrike, or its Defense can be lowered by using Armor Break. Having Lightning-resistant abilities or equipment makes dealing with it all the more simple.
In the Fiend Tale endings, one notable Gold Elemental was created from a spirit of a Ronso who attempted to make ends meet for his three children when a frigid winter hit Mt. Gagazet at the start of the Eternal Calm. Working one year in Bevelle and for the Youth League, the Ronso sent his funds to his family until the day he died in a work-related accident. Though he found his new-found existence enjoyable, the Gold Elemental requests Shinra to see his family again. As his family is unaware he died, the Gold Elemental presents himself to them as a friend of their father. He tells his children to be good and help one another as he will look after them from afar.
[view·edit·purge]An elemental is a mythic being described in occult and alchemical works from around the time of the European Renaissance and particularly elaborated in the 16th century works of Paracelsus.