Papalymo (パパリモ, Paparimo?) is a character from Final Fantasy XIV. He is a Plainsfolk Lalafell Thaumaturge and is constantly traveling with his companion Yda. Unlike his companion, he has impeccable manners, and is constantly reminding his friend to behave herself. He is also noted as being able to understand mooglespeak. Like the other members of the Circle of Knowing, he has a tattoo in his neck.
In the original Final Fantasy XIV, he and Yda are first found in the Twelvewoods nearby Gridania after crashing from an airship. Joined by the Adventurer, Papalymo and Yda are ambushed by wolves before forced to flee from a Treant. Luckily, the group are saved by E-Sumi-Yan. Papalymo later joins his fellow Circle of Knowing members in fighting Gaius Van Baelsar and eventually the attempted sealing of Bahamut during the beginning of the Seventh Umbral Era.
In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Papalymo, Yda, and Kuplo Kopp are first encountered inside the Central Shroud during the "Chasing Shadows" quest. While inspecting the disturbance in the aetheric flow of the area, they are attacked by a group of Treants. The two help the player fight the attacking Treants and they manage to defeat the monsters. After defeating the monsters, Papalymo and Yda watch over the Adventurer after they faint from a surfeit of aether.
After the Adventurer wakes up, he and Yda discover the corpse of a Chieftain Ixal and suspect that it was the one responsible for the monster attack. He then orders Kuplo Kopp to report to E-Sumi-Yan about the situation. After Kuplo Kopp departs, Papalymo and Yda bid the Adventurer farewell and return to report the situation to their leader.
Papalymo and Yda are not seen again until the Adventurer is at the Guardian Tree during the "To Guard a Guardian" quest. During the quest, he and Yda appear to aid the Adventurer during the battle against the Masked Mage. After defeating the Masked Mage, Papalymo and Yda discover that he is one of the Ascians who have been manipulating the Beastmen. During this time, Papalymo begins to suspect something, but refuses to speak about it to Yda at the current moment. Papalymo and Yda then say goodbye to Adventurer and return to Gridania. After returning to Gridania, both Papalymo and Yda are seen at the Greenbliss festival in the city and congratulate the player.
Papalymo and Yda are not seen again until "The Scions of the Seventh Dawn" quest in Western Thanalan. It is here that the Adventurer learns that they are part of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, a group formed of the Archons and the Path of the Twelve.
He is among the Scions who are captured by the Garlean Empire when Livia Sas Junius attacks their headquarters at the Waking Sands. He is later successfully rescued by the Adventurer and Biggs and Wedge, after which he resumes his duties with the Scions.
Before the FallEdit
As Goes Light, So Goes DarknessEdit
During the stinger of the final Main Scenario quest of patch 3.1, it is shown that Papalymo, along with Yda, are part of a group known as the Masks (likely part of the Ala Mhigan Resistance), and are likely preparing to attack the Empire. Papalymo is shown to be wearing a brown hooded cloak but still wears his customary yellow mail gloves. He reminds Yda that they can't stay here forever, as they have other responsibilities.
In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Papalymo is voiced by Eri Kitamura in the Japanese version and Steve Staley, credited as Steve Cannon, in the English version. Papalymo's English voice actor also provides the voice of Kadaj from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Papalymo appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.
Papalymo appears as a Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.
Papalymo appears with an Earth-elemental card.