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Bahamut is an aeon in Final Fantasy X who can be summoned into battle. His fayth is a young boy. Bahamut can also be fought as a boss in both Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.


Bahamut's seal.

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 (, hikari?).


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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.

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Bahamut is obtained after completing the Cloister of Trials in Bevelle Temple.


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 Base Value
HP 1210
MP 35
Strength 23
Defense 27
Magic 18
Magic Defense 28
Agility 10
Luck 17
Evasion 20
Accuracy 11
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


Default abilities
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.

In the International, PAL, and HD Remaster versions, Dark Bahamut will be fought if the party revisits the Chamber of the Fayth where Yunalesca was fought at Zanarkand.

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[]

Writer Kazushige Nojima wanted to make Spira stand out as different within the Final Fantasy series, and initially wanted to rename Bahamut.[1]

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).[2]

Other appearances[]

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

The automatic version of Bahamut.

Bahamut appears as a summon that casts Aura on the user, which repeatedly increases their Bravery points over a certain period of time.

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.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

Impulse (charged).

While not physically, appearing Yuna can summon Bahamut's Glyph to use Impulse.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Bahamut appears as both a boss and summon.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Bahamur Lv 1 in the original Million Arthur.

As part of a collaboration for the release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, the Final Fantasy X version of Bahamut appeared as a summon in the original Million Arthur. One version is based on the summon's original artwork from Final Fantasy X, while another is an original design to Million Arthur known as Bahamur, depicting Bahamut as a young girl in a Japanese school swimsuit.



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.