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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.


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Version 1.0Edit

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.

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A Realm RebornEdit

Papalymo Yda Meet Adventurer

Papalymo and Yda meet the Adventurer in the Central Shroud.

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

When the Scion's are betrayed by the Crystal Braves and framed for the assassination of Nanamo Ul Namo, he seemingly sacrifices his life alongside Yda to buy the rest of the Scions time to escape.


As Goes Light, So Goes DarknessEdit

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Yda and Papalymo still alive

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.

The Gears of ChangeEdit

Papalymo is seen urging Yda to consider the "Masks" carefully and find out more about their goals, to which she nods in silent agreement.

Soul SurrenderEdit

Alphinaud and the Warrior of Light reunite with Yda and Papalymo at a rally held by the Masks. They explain how they came to be involved with the Resistance, and what they know of the Masks. They agree to arrange a meeting with The Griffin's proxy, a double posing as him at the rally. Through this they learn of a gift of crystals intended for Amalj'aa, leading to a fateful confrontation with the Warriors of Darkness.

Back at the Rising Stones, Papalymo requests that he hold on to the Tupsimati for safekeeping.

Spoilers end here.


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.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Papalymo appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Papalymo appears as a Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.

Ability Cards
Legend Cards

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Papalymo
A Lalafell thaumaturge belonging to the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, Papalymo may look cute, but he has a sharp tongue, which gets him into frequent disagreements with Yda. Possesses deep working knowledge of aetherology.
—Character profile.

Papalymo is a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event The Lord of Crags as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Coppelbell Mines stage in Part 1.


Papalymo is a Scion of the Seventh Dawn whose combat role is Offensive Magic.

Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 170 5 6 12 11 9 20 20 92
RankMax: 5 2 1 1 5 4 3 3 3 3

Papalymo can use Black Magic abilities up to rarity rank 5 and White Magic abilities up to rarity rank 4.

His default Soul Break is Lethargy, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment has a moderate chance to inflict Slow on one target.


Papalymo can equip the following weapon types: daggers, rods, and staffs.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, light armor, robes, and bracers.

He can equip accessories.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Papalymo TCG

Papalymo appears with an Earth-elemental card.

Triple TriadEdit

Papalymo appears alongside Yda on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.


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