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Final Fantasy X Monster Arena Checklist

Updated on February 11, 2015

Where to Catch All The Monsters in FFX

Below is my free Final Fantasy X Monster Arena Checklist (here's a printable version). Use the checklist to track which fiends you've caught and what it takes to unlock various bosses and prizes.

If you're at home, just print out the list. Or copy and paste the list below to a text App, then enter a + sign next to the name of each fiend you capture).

If you need help defeating individual Monster Arena bosses, scroll down this page and click the links next to each monster's name for battle strategy and stats. I'll continue to update the links to point to the strategies I've found helpful in beating each boss.

This page is one of my Final Fantasy X Secrets Series.

FFX Monster Arena Checklist

Final Fantasy X's Fiend Catching Quest

Besaid (1 of Each Unlocks Stratoavis)

__ Dingo - Need 3 for Fenrir

__ Condor - need 5 for Pteryx

__ Water Flan - Need 3 for Jumbo Flan

Kilika (1 of Each Unlocks Malboro Menace)

__ Dinonix - Need 3 for Ornitholestes

__ Killer Bee - need 5 for Hornet

__ Yellow Element - Need 3 for Nega Elemental

__ Ragora

Mi'ihen Highroad (1 of Each Unlocks Kottos)

__ Mi'ihen Fang - Need 3 for Fenrir

__ Ipiria - Need 3 for Ornitholestes

__ Floating Eye - need 5 for One-Eye

__ White Element - Need 3 for Nega Elemental

__ Raldo - Need 3 for Tanket

__ Vouivre - need 5 for Fafnir

__ Bomb - need 5 for Bomb King

__ Dual Horn - need 5 for Juggernaut

Mushroom Rock Road (1 of Each Unlocks Coeurlregina)

__ Raptor - Need 3 for Ornitholestes

__ Gandarewa - need 5 for Vidatu

__ Thunder Flan - Need 3 for Jumbo Flan

__ Red Element - Need 3 for Nega Elemental

__ Lamashtu - need 5 for Fafnir

__ Funguar - need 5 for Sleep Sprout

__ Garuda

Djose (1 of Each Unlocks Jormungand)

__ Garm - Need 3 for Fenrir

__ Simurgh - need 5 for Pteryx

__ Bite Bug - need 5 for Hornet

__ Snow Flan - Need 3 for Jumbo Flan

__ Bunyip - Need 3 for Tanket

__ Basilisk

__ Ochu

Thunder Plains (1 of Each Unlocks Cactuar King)

__ Melusine - Need 3 for Ornitholestes

__ Aerouge - need 5 for Vidatu

__ Buer - need 5 for One-Eye

__ Gold Element - Need 3 for Nega Elemental

__ Kusiraqqu - need 5 for Fafnir

__ Larva

__ Iron Giant - need 10 for Ironclad

__ Quactuar

Macalania (1 of Each Unlocks Espada)

__ Snow Wolf - Need 3 for Fenrir

__ Iguion - Need 3 for Ornitholestes

__ Wasp - need 5 for Hornet

__ Evil Eye - need 5 for One-Eye

__ Ice Flan - Need 3 for Jumbo Flan

__ Blue Element - Need 3 for Nega Elemental

__ Murussu - Need 3 for Tanket

__ Mafdet - Need 3 for Tanket

__ Xiphos

__ Chimera

Bikanel (1 of Each Unlocks Abyss Worm)

__ Sand Wolf - Need 3 for Fenrir

__ Alcyone - need 5 for Pteryx

__ Mushusuu - need 5 for Fafnir

__ Zu

__ Sand Worm

__ Cactuar

Calm Lands (1 of Each Unlocks Chimerageist)

__ Skoll - Need 3 for Fenrir

__ Nebiros - need 5 for Hornet

__ Flame Flan - Need 3 for Jumbo Flan

__ Shred - Need 3 for Tanket

__ Anacondaur

__ Ogre

__ Coeurl

__ Chimera Brain

__ Malboro

Sunken Cave (1 of Each Unlocks Don Tonberry)

__ Yowie - Need 3 for Ornitholestes

__ Imp - need 5 for Vidatu (note: Imps also found on Mt. Gagazet)

__ Dark Element - Need 3 for Nega Elemental

__ Nidhogg - need 5 for Fafnir (note: Also found on Mt. Gagazet)

__ Thorn - need 5 for Sleep Sprout

__ Valaha - need 5 for Juggernaut

__ Epaaj

__ Ghost

__ Tonberry

Gagazet (1 of Each Unlocks Catoblepas + Key Item: Blossom Crown, needed for Yuna's weapon)

__ Bandersnatch - Need 3 for Fenrir

__ Grat

__ Bashura

__ Grenade - need 5 for Bomb King

__ Splasher (Note: Splasher through Maelspike in flooded parts of Gagazet Caves)

__ Achelous

__ Maelspike

(Note: Monsters below are common on Zanarkand Ruins Road, n. of Gagazet)

__ Ahriman - need 5 for One-Eye

__ Grendel - need 5 for Juggernaut

__ Mandragora

__ Behemoth

__ Dark Flan

Sin (1 of Each Unlocks Abaddon)

__ Exoray - need 5 for Sleep Sprout

__ Wraith

__ Gemini A - need 10 for Iron Clad

__ Gemini B - need 10 for Iron Clad

__ Demonolith

__ Great Malboro

__ Barbatos

__ Adamantoise

__ Behemoth King

Omega Dungeon (1 of Each Unlocks Vorban)

__ Zaurus - Need 3 for Ornitholestes

__ Floating Death - need 5 for One-Eye

__ Black Element - Need 3 for Nega Elemental

__ Halma - Need 3 for Tanket

__ Puroboros - need 5 for Bomb King

__ Spirit

__ Maches

__ Master Coeurl

__ Master Tonberry

__ Varuna

Original Monsters

__ 1 of all monsters from 2 different species types (e.g. wolves, flans) unlocks - Greater Sphere

__ 1 of all monsters from 6 species types - Th'uban

__ 1 of all monsters from 2 areas - Earth Eater

__ 1 of all monsters from 6 areas - Catastrophe

__ 1 of all monsters from 10 areas - obtain Mars Sigil, needed for Auron's weapon

__ 3 of all monsters on Mt. Gagazet - Shinryu

__ 1 of all monsters from every area - Neslug

__ 5 of all monsters from every area to get Ultima Buster

__ 10 of all monsters from all areas PLUS defeat all original bosses - Nemesis

Beating Big Bosses in the FFX Monster Arena - Monster Arena Clips on YouTube

Bizkit047 has YouTube clips showing battles with each of the Monster Arena bosses. Here's the first clip; click here to see a complete index of all his FFX Monster Arena battle clips.

FFX Monster Arena Poll: Battle of the Bossses

Which is your favorite monster arena boss?

See results

Comments/Feedback? Please keep it friendly, but comments welcome!

Links to (mostly) G-rated Final Fantasy fansites/pages are fine; other links or solicitations will probably be deleted.

© 2007 auronlu

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    • leesholden profile image


      6 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Nice read - I remember playing FFX a while back. Brings back the memories this lens :)

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      6 years ago

      This game is great and has a good effect and story.

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      7 years ago

      Very cool! I just started playing FFX, so I ran across this lens just at the right time.

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      7 years ago

      I'm really surprised that in that poll, I was one of the few who really liked Neslug. He's the only beast in the whole game that doesn't resemble another, and he's challenging as hell to kill!

      Anyhow, great page. I've been flipping through all the FFX pages on here and you guys have done an ace job!

    • Mikewrites LM profile image

      Mikewrites LM 

      7 years ago

      Love Final Fantasy lenses even made one myself! great lens mate!

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      8 years ago

      Excellent guide! I'm playing through this game for the first time in years and this guide has helped me immensely through Auron's sidequest. It's a shame though, because you have to travel all the way to the calm lands to view your progress, rather than check the main menu. But whatever. Anything to make Final Fantasy more tedious I guess.

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      8 years ago

      Very well done and very helpful, thanks :)

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      8 years ago

      Ahh, the Monster Arena bosses are the hardest things I've ever battle. Send one of them to Sin and the game will be over. If I hadn't broken my Ps2 I could have "Caught them all". haha

    • kathysart profile image


      9 years ago

      Wow, UR really into Final Fantasy.. lots of info! Congrats on a well thought out lens.. yay!

    • george185 lm profile image

      george185 lm 

      9 years ago

      These monsters were so insanely hard. It was a nice touch for a Final Fantasy game.

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      9 years ago

      i love this game i played more than 300 hours on this game. great lens

    • auronlu profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Spira

      @LisaMarieGabriel: Oh, wow. I don't expect many angels to get out here into the boonies of Final Fantasy Madness. Thank you!

      Someday, I will get this account to Giant 50 so that I can release the 9-outbound-links limit and UPDATE THIS LENS ARGH. (I hate applying for a hand-review every time I update).

    • LouieWpHs04 profile image


      11 years ago

      Looking for original enough lenses for my Square Enix group, join if ya' like. =)

    • LisaMarieGabriel profile image

      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      I don't play many games, but this lens is well presented and looks very useful to those who do! This older woman singer is sprinkling some angeldust on an older woman gamer. :D

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      11 years ago

      Oh this really helped. Now I can have a real challenge to train my characters.

    • Underdog LM profile image

      Underdog LM 

      11 years ago

      Nice lens this game is one of my top ten psp games.

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      12 years ago

      Thank you so much for the list.. Ive tried making one of my own but i always lose it somewhere and it was always hand written in a Comp. Notebook.

      This will definitely come in handy.


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