|Final Fantasy X Original Creation|
|Sensor||Immune to Sensors|
|Common Steal||Gambler's Spirit|
|Rare Steal||Three Stars|
|Common Drop||Wings to Discovery|
|Rare Drop||Dark Matter|
|Weapon Drop||Double AP|
|Abilities||Physical attack, Shining, Eraser|
|Resistant to||Zanmato (Lv. 4)|
|Immune to||Silence, Sleep, Darkness, Poison, Petrification, Slow, Zombie, Power Break, Magic Break, Armor Break, Mental Break, Threaten, Death, Provoke, Sensor, Scan, Gravity, Delay, Eject|
|Other Information||Fought underwater.|
Shinryu is an Original Creation monster bred at the Monster Arena in Final Fantasy X. The monster resembles the Guardian of Bevelle, Evrae, fought earlier in the game. This fight is held underwater, and as such, only Tidus, Wakka and Rikku can participate. Shinryu is unlocked after at least two of each of the underwater fiends in the Mt. Gagazet caves are captured.
Shinryu counters hostilities with a physical attack, and often uses Eraser, an attack which petrifies (unblockable even with a Stoneproof or Ribbon armor equipped) and shatters one victim instantly, removing them from the battle. Shinryu will stop using this attack if there is only one party member left. Another dangerous attack is Shining, which inflicts heavy non-elemental magic-based damage on the party.
Break HP Limit, even at 32,000 HP for any party member, may not be enough, so one should be sure to use Hyper Vitality to double the party's HP. Twin Stars or Three Stars to reduce the MP cost to zero. The three should be equipped with their Celestial Weapons, Tidus and Wakka should use their Overdrives, and all three should be able to use Auto-Life.
Auto-Protect and Auto-Haste are also valuable in this fight. It is possible to beat Shinryu with one character, with Break HP Limit and Counterattack even without the Celestial Weapons, provided the character can heal in time. With this strategy, even after Shinryu uses Shining several times and erases one or two party members, it will be defeated within a few minutes.