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Al Bhed Primer.
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Al Bhed Primers (アルベド語辞書, Arubedo-go jisho?, lit. Al Bhed Dictionary) are items in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 that solve the enciphered language of the Al Bhed, each translating one letter.

In Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, collecting one primer will unlock the "Speaking in Tongues" trophy/achievement, while acquiring all primers will unlock the


Final Fantasy X[]

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Some primers are "Missable", meaning there will not be another chance to obtain them on that save file after leaving their location. Primers XIX through XXII can only be obtained on the player's storyline visit to the location. However, they can be also acquired by syncing the primers with the Al Bhed Spheres available in the travel agencies.

Speaking to Rin aboard the Fahrenheit after collecting all the primers will reward 99 Underdog's Secrets.

Volume Location Al Bhed English Missable
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Al Bhed Salvage Ship (if missed, can be obtained in Sanubia Desert, to the northeast of the Oasis) Y A No
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Besaid Village - Crusaders Lodge P B No
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S.S. Liki - Power Room (if missed, can be obtained in Sanubia Desert, by the tent where Wakka is found) L C No
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Kilika Port - Tavern T D No
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S.S. Winno - Bridge (if missed, can be obtained in Sanubia Desert, by the rubble near where Kimahri is found) A E No
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Luca Stadium - Basement B V F No
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Luca Theater - Reception K G No
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Mi'ihen Highroad (received from Rin) R H No
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Mi'ihen Highroad - Newroad, North E I No
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Mushroom Rock Road - Precipice Z J No
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Djose Highroad G K No
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Moonflow - North Wharf M L No
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Guadosalam - House S M No
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Thunder Plains - Agency (the player must speak to Rikku, then to Rin inside the agency before going to Yuna's room and telling Rin "Okay" when prompted) (if missed, can be obtained in Sanubia Desert, in a small dead-end area shortly after finding Rikku) H N No
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Macalania Woods - Lake Road U O No
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Lake Macalania - Agency Front B P No
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Sanubia Desert - Central X Q No
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Sanubia Desert - Central N R No
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Al Bhed Home C S Yes
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Al Bhed Home - Living Quarters D T Yes
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Al Bhed Home - Main Corridor I U Yes
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Bevelle Temple - Priests' Passage (can only be obtained right after the wedding scene) J V Yes
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The Calm Lands - Central F W No
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Remiem Temple Q X No
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Cavern of the Stolen Fayth O Y No
XXVI[note 1]
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Omega Ruins W Z No
  1. The 26th Al Bhed Primer (the translation for Z) into Al Bhed is mistakenly named "Al Bhed Primer XVI" or the 16th (P) in the North American version. However, its function and description remains correct.


Collecting a certain number of primers raises the player's Al Bhed ranking.

Rank Primers
Al Bhed Hujela (Novice) 1
Al Bhed Pakehhan (Beginner) 4
Al Bhed Typpman (Dabbler) 7
Al Bhed Maynhan (Learner) 10
Al Bhed Cbaygan (Speaker) 13
Al Bhed Hydeja (Native) 16
Al Bhed Unydun (Orator) 19
Al Bhed Medanyde (Literati) 22
Al Bhed Sycdan (Master) 26

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Al Bhed Primers are obtained by watching certain cutscenes where the language is spoken, or at the excavation minigame at Bikanel.

Chapter 1[]

  • The Celsius - After completing the first mission, speaking to Brother earns three primers and speaking to Buddy gains one.
  • Luca - Speaking to Rin after completing the "Behind the Scenes" mission earns a primer.
  • Djose Temple - The player must sign up for the desert excavation by talking to Gippal.
  • Lake Macalania - Talking to the Al Bhed woman outside the shop before the "Follow That O'aka" mission starts earns a primer.
  • Bikanel - The player will obtain one primer upon the visiting Bikanel. Afterward, the remaining primers can be found through digging (this can be done in any chapter except Chapter 4).

The player can still get the Djose and Macalania primers in Chapter 2 if missed in Chapter 1.

Chapter 2[]

  • The Celsius - The player must talk to Shinra at the beginning of the Chapter.
  • Djose - The player must talk to Gippal.

Chapter 3[]

  • Djose - Talking to Gippal before completing the "Protect Besaid Temple!" mission earns a primer. The second primer will be obtained when the "No Way Djose" mission starts.
  • Macalania - Obtained after completing the "Secure the Agency" mission.

Chapter 4[]

  • The Celsius - Once the chapter starts, the player must talk to Paine on the Deck and then go to the Bridge to gain the first primer. For the second, third, and fourth, the player must watch the Djose and Macalania CommSphere events.

Chapter 5[]

  • The Celsius - After meeting with Leblanc at the Farplane, the player must go to the Deck and trigger the scene with Brother and Buddy.
  • Djose - Defeating the Experiment for the first time earns a primer.
  • Thunder Plains - Completing the "A Fallen Genius?" mission obtains a primer.

Other appearances[]

Dissidia Final Fantasy[]

The Al Bhed Primer is a special trade accessory obtained via Battlegen in a battle against a Friend Card of Jecht, and is used to create the Wyrmhero Blade. When the item description is translated from Al Bhed, it reads "Give my best to Y, R, and P". This is a reference to Yuna, Rikku, and Paine.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Al Bhed Primer is a 5-star accessory that grants Hero Records +500 maximum HP and moderate resistance to ice-elemental damage.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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Al Bhed Primer was the currency used in the Gagazet Exchange Event and dropped by the enemies that appeared in said event.