- 1 Profile
- 2 Story
- 3 Obtained
- 4 Battle
- 5 Boss
- 6 Behind the scenes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Etymology
- 10 References
Bahamut is a large, black dragon with enormous red wings. He can stand or move in either a bipedal or quadrupedal fashion.
The symbol for Bahamut and Bevelle is annotated with the kanji for light (光, hikari?).
Final Fantasy X
In his fayth form of a young boy, he acts as Tidus's guide in Spira. He is the one who reveals the truth about Tidus and his hometown's origins and that Tidus was brought to Spira to defeat Sin for good. Only Tidus and Yuna can see him.
Final Fantasy X-2
Due to Shuyin's grief and hatred for Spira, Dark Bahamut is brought to life and attacks the Gullwings when they discover the empty chamber that used to house Vegnagun. His appearance comes as quite a shock to Yuna, as she is faced with one of her beloved aeons that helped defeat Sin. She even attempts to talk to Bahamut before being forced to fight for her life.
Bahamut was not truly destroyed, however. His fayth appeared in the Farplane Abyss after the Gullwings defeat Dark Anima and tells Yuna why he and the other fayth did it. They weren't strong enough to overcome the darkness. After Vegnagun and Shuyin's defeat, Bahamut appears again before Yuna in his fayth form at the Farplane Glen. During this meeting, Bahamut gives Yuna the option to resurrect Tidus. If the player has completed certain tasks, and chooses Yes, then Bahamut and the other fayth will grant Yuna's wish.
Bahamut is the most powerful storyline aeon, as well as one of the few that can exceed the 9,999 damage limit from the start. Bahamut's special attack is Impulse, a non-elemental attack which causes moderate damage to all enemies, and his Overdrive is Mega Flare. His victory pose is to cross his arms.
- Base stats
- Stat growth
|Number of battles N||Max HP||Max MP||Strength||Defense||Magic||Magic Defense||Agility||Evasion||Accuracy|
|0 to 59||1210||35||23||27||18||28||10||20||11|
|60 to 89||1280||39||24||29||20||32||10||21||11|
|90 to 119||1550||42||25||34||23||33||12||22||12|
|120 to 149||1785||44||26||35||23||36||12||22||12|
|150 to 179||1841||47||27||37||26||40||12||22||12|
|180 to 209||2139||52||29||39||26||44||15||25||13|
|210 to 239||2188||54||30||40||28||49||15||25||13|
|240 to 269||2258||58||32||42||32||50||18||26||14|
|270 to 299||2542||63||33||44||36||51||19||29||15|
|300 to 329||2840||67||35||54||36||56||21||29||15|
|330 to 359||2910||71||37||56||39||57||22||32||16|
|360 to 389||2966||73||38||57||39||61||24||32||16|
|390 to 419||3250||78||40||59||43||66||25||33||17|
|420 to 449||3520||81||41||61||43||67||27||35||17|
|450 to 479||3590||85||43||62||46||72||28||36||18|
|480 to 509||3674||89||44||72||47||73||30||38||18|
|510 to 539||3930||92||45||74||51||74||31||39||19|
|540 to 569||3986||94||47||75||51||78||31||41||19|
|570 to 599||4284||101||49||77||55||79||34||42||20|
|600 and more||4340||103||50||79||55||84||34||44||20|
|Blk Magic||Fire, Thunder, Water, Blizzard, Fira, Thundara, Watera, Blizzara, Firaga, Thundaga, Waterga, Blizzaga|
Final Fantasy X
Bahamut can be fought several times. Isaaru's Bahamut, titled Spathi, is fought in the Via Purifico. Belgemine's Bahamut can be fought in Remiem Temple, where he can be fought repeatedly. He is also fought during the final battle against Yu Yevon.
Final Fantasy X-2
Bahamut is encountered several times in the story, along with other aeons. Bahamut is the only aeon with a different battle theme, and also the only aeon not fought in either Chapters 3 or 5.
Behind the scenes
One of the character development system proposals for Final Fantasy X was a "tattoo system" where characters would have a 100x100 grid, and upon level up could place "tattoos" down to boost stats and learn abilities. Different tattoos would confer what abilities the bearer could use. Yuna would have obtained the Bahamut tattoo on her back (and thus her kimono leaves her back bare).
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
Bahamut appears in two forms automatic and manual, the Final Fantasy X is the automatic one. This summons it immediately when the summoner's Brave becomes lower than half of their original Bravery base, increasing their BP by periods of 20 and showing its Final Fantasy X artwork, Bahamut's auto version is obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey VIII storyline.
Yuna can summon Bahamut to perform either Impulse or Mega Flare.
Bahamut is a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. His auto version is found in Chapter Ten: Champions of her Will of Scenario 013.
While not physically, appearing Yuna can summon Bahamut's Glyph to use Impulse.
Bahamut appears as both a boss and summon.
Bahamut (Arabic بهموت Bahamūt) originated as an enormous whale in ancient pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. Upon Bahamut's back stands a bull with four thousand eyes, ears, noses, mouths, tongues and feet called Kujuta (also spelled "Kuyutha"). Between each of these is a distance of a 500-year journey. On the back of Kujuta is a mountain of ruby. Atop this mountain is an angel who carries six hells, earth, and seven heavens on its shoulders.
Another version of the Arabic story is that Bahamut is indeed a dragon and he stands on a whale called Liwash.
In modern times, the game Dungeons & Dragons is responsible for re-imagining Bahamut as the king of dragons, a benevolent Platinum Dragon; the opposite of the malevolent Tiamat, the five-headed Chromatic Queen of Dragons.
- 28 July, 2021. How kamikaze pilots inspired FFX – Final Fantasy X 20th Anniversary Developer Interview (Part 2/4). Frontline Gaming JP. Archived from the original on 1 August, 2021.
- Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega p.192