Yuna is a playable character in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. She is a Summoner and a White Mage, and the only party member able to call forth aeons and thus take part in duels against other summoners. Her stat growth determines her aeons' stats.
In Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna has abandoned her old life and become more of a physical fighter, being a Gunner by default but performing equally well in any dressphere. Her Special Dressphere is the Floral Fallal, her pet in Trainer is a dog and she is a moogle in the Mascot dressphere.
Yuna was taken to Besaid after losing her father ten years ago. There she grew up with Wakka and Lulu, choosing to follow in her father's footsteps and become a summoner. Being very honest and open, she can't keep a secret for long.
Yuna is a Summoner and White Mage. When using a counterattack, Yuna performs a regular attack on a ground-based fiend, and a forceful upper-left swing on flying fiends. When Yuna is low on HP she will slouch forward with her knees bent and hold her chest in pain. When she is at quarter HP left she will kneel on the ground. Her victory pose is to gasp as if surprised to win, then hold her staff in a horizontal position and bow.
Values in parentheses are node stat bonuses.
|Stat||Base Value||Sphere Grid|
|HP||475||3075 (2600)||2275 (1800)|
|MP||84||344 (260)||304 (220)|
|Strength||5||15 (10)||25 (20)|
|Defense||5||15 (10)||28 (23)|
|Magic||20||63 (43)||61 (41)|
|Magic Defense||20||56 (36)||53 (33)|
|Agility||10||46 (36)||37 (27)|
|Luck||17||27 (10)||17 (0)|
|Evasion||30||68 (38)||58 (28)|
|Accuracy||3||7 (4)||3 (0)|
Yuna is the only party member who can summon aeons, and the only one with abilities outside the Sphere Grid. When summoned, an aeon replaces the current party in battle and can be controlled, having special attacks and an Overdrive of its own. With the Summoner's Soul and Aeon's Soul key items the player can teach aeons new abilities and raise their stat attributes at the expense of various items.
Yuna's default position on the Sphere Grid runs near Rikku's and Tidus's, and her representing color is white. Yuna has no Skill nodes and one Special Ability node. The "Nul" spells and Pray are both quick to cast, and act on the whole party. Within the Lv. Locks of Yuna's grid area are the following Wht Magic nodes:
- Abilities denoted with an asterisk (*) are available in the International, PAL, and HD Remaster versions of Final Fantasy X.
|Cure||Restores a little HP to a party member.||Esuna||Removes most status ailments.|
|NulBlaze||Negates one fire-elemental attack or spell.||NulShock||Negates one thunder-elemental attack or spell.|
|NulFrost||Negates one ice-elemental attack or spell.||NulTide||Negates one water-elemental attack or spell.|
|Life||Revives a fallen party member with 50% of their max HP.||Pray||Restores a small amount of HP to all allies (Actually Special, not Wht Magic).|
|Cura||Restores a moderate amount of HP to party member.||Shell||Increases party member's Magic Defense.|
|Protect||Increases party member's Defense.||Reflect||Reflects spells back at the caster.|
|Dispel||Removes positive status buffs.||Curaga||Restores a lot of HP to a party member.|
|Regen||Gradually restores HP each turn.||Holy||Deals massive holy-elemental damage to one enemy.|
|Auto-Life||Automatically revives fallen party member upon KO with 25% max health.||Quick Pockets*||Swiftly use items with reduced recovery time (normally in Standard Sphere Grid).|
Auto-Life is through the Level 4 Lock, making it unattainable at the beginning of the game.
|Valefor||Besaid Temple||Ifrit||Kilika Temple|
|Ixion||Djose Temple||Shiva||Macalania Temple|
|Bahamut||Bevelle Temple||Anima||Baaj Temple* Optional|
|Yojimbo||Cavern of the Stolen Fayth* Optional||Magus Sisters||Remiem Temple* Optional|
Yuna's Overdrive is Grand Summon, which summons an aeon with a full Overdrive gauge. After the Overdrive is executed the gauge will return to its previous state.
Yuna uses rods for weapons and rings for armor.
To obtain Yuna's Nirvana, the player must go to the Monster Arena in the Calm Lands and agree to capture the nine different monsters that appear in the Calm Lands. Once the player has done so, a chest will appear at the front of the Monster Arena containing the Nirvana.
The Moon Crest is found in an alcove on a beach in Besaid, where Tidus meets Wakka at the beginning of the game. The chest is to the right of the beach and can be acquired immediately if the player wishes.
To obtain the Moon Sigil, players must travel to the Calm Lands and head for Remiem Temple where the player must defeat Belgemine's aeons. This requires the player to obtain Yojimbo and Anima, as Belgemine will not allow Yuna to challenge her Yojimbo or Anima until Yuna herself is able to summon them. Once the player has defeated to her Bahamut, Belgemine relinquishes the Flower Sceptre. The player must now capture at least one of every fiend on Mt. Gagazet for the Monster Arena. This will reward them with the Blossom Crown.
With the crown and the scepter, the door behind Belgemine will open, allowing the player to obtain the eighth and last aeon, the Magus Sisters. The player must now defeat Belgemine's Magus Sisters, and after the battle, the player will have a chance to send Belgemine, and will be given the Moon Sigil. If they refuse, Belgemine will remain in the temple. Defeating her Magus Sisters will prompt the player to send her again, and they will not receive the Moon Sigil until they do so.
The Nirvana deals more damage the closer Yuna is to her max MP.
The damage modifier formula is:
- (10 + [100 * User's current MP ÷ User's Max MP]) ÷ 110
Upgrading the Nirvana with the Moon Crest will allow Valefor to break the damage limit. The Nirvana is arguably the easiest Celestial Weapon to fully upgrade, though players of the International or HD Remaster versions must obtain the Destruction Sphere treasures in Besaid and Macalania Temples on their first visit, should they wish to avoid facing Dark Valefor and Dark Shiva.
The following table lists the abilities the Nirvana will have after the appropriate upgrade is used.
|No AP||No AP|
|Break Damage Limit|
One MP Cost
Affection level with TidusEdit
Affection mechanics is a hidden gameplay element that governs certain cutscenes. Tidus's actions with other party members can decide who talks to Tidus in cutscenes and who throws the blitzball during Tidus's Overdrive Blitz Ace. How each character is chosen is based upon a hidden "affection" value in the game's code. All of the main characters (except Tidus) have an affection value. At the beginning of the game, all characters' affection values start at zero, but can be increased whenever Tidus heals a party member, whenever Tidus intercepts an enemy attack intended for another party member using either Guard or Sentinel, and whenever the player speaks first to a party member during times where everyone is spread out across the area. Whenever Tidus attacks another party member, their affection value decreases.
A young lady once willing to throw all she had away to defeat Sin. But is the new Yuna prepared to do the same should she stand against Vegnagun?
- For the properties and abilities conferred by Yuna's dresspheres in Final Fantasy X-2, see the links in the dresspheres gallery below.
In her Trainer dressphere, Yuna's pet is a dog called Kogoro that resembles aeon Yojimbo's dog. Yuna specializes in elemental and non-elemental magic, and healing and support as Mascot. Her Mascot dressphere is a moogle, and her special dressphere is Floral Fallal, where she dresses as a large purple flower reminiscent of the flowers on her skirt in Final Fantasy X.
The girls all have different EXP totals and therefore progress at different rates. Yuna tends to lag behind, so she has the slowest level growth, requiring 1,350,322 EXP to reach level 99 compared with 1,249,480 for Rikku and 1,169,767 for Paine. However, in the International/PAL/HD Remaster versions, players can help mitigate Yuna's slow progress by having captured fiends fight alongside her to help her catch up with or get ahead of Rikku and Paine.
Party members' stats are governed by the dresspheres they equip, and thus Yuna performs equally well in any dressphere; the only dresspheres with unique stats and abilities for Yuna are Trainer, Mascot and Floral Fallal.
In Chapter 5 of Final Fantasy X-2, the Besaid Aurochs are babysitting Wakka and Lulu's baby, Vidina, and allow the Gullwings to take their place in the tournament. Blitzball is available to play thereafter. Choosing 'Luca' from the airship's location menu drops Yuna off less than ten yards from the booth at the Luca Stadium Entrance, at which the player can select the option to play the game. Team improvement points, capped at 100, are acquired over time.
|Coin No.||57||Coin Value||9|
|Trait||Coin Count Echo|
|Location||Win from the Bevelle Core Sphere player in the Luca Stadium.|