Sinscale is the first enemy encountered in Final Fantasy X. It is a fiend that falls off Sin's shell, yet retains autonomy.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Sinscale (Enemy)

Sinscale (Boss 1)

Sinscale (Boss 2)

Battle[edit | edit source]

First encounter[edit | edit source]

Tidus and Auron fight Sinscales on the Zanarkand freeway (HD Remaster).

When Sin attacks Dream Zanarkand, Tidus and Auron attempt to reach it by fighting off a horde of green Sinscales. These enemies fight with a simple physical attack, but may sometimes charge up, and on their next turn unleash an ability called Spines. One physical attack is enough to take them down.

The initial Sinscales do not attack, nor do the ones that appear with Sinspawn Ammes, which will always perish to Auron's Dragon Fang. The two battles featuring Sinscales that do attack have them split into two sides, and each side will only respawn one Sinscale at a time, even if multiple are defeated at once. The first battle before Ammes merely has Sinscale A alternate between Spines, which doesn't require charging, and doing nothing. In the second battle, only one Sinscale will flicker its wings at a time, and the others will stop attacking when doing so. Group attacks can only target one side in the second battle.

Second encounter[edit | edit source]

Launched from Sin's body. They unleash Spines once their wings flicker, so dispatch them quickly.

Scan description

The party fight Sinscales on S.S. Liki.

The second incarnation of the Sinscale is encountered when Sin attacks the boat, S.S. Liki. The only difference between this variety of Sinscale and the type found in Zanarkand at the start of the game is higher HP, Strength, and Agility, as well as being blue with violet eyes. This variety also drops items and can be stolen from, unlike the first incarnation. Against Valefor, they will not use physical attacks.

If killed in one hit, they are an excellent source of AP and Power Spheres early on in the game, and with patience, the player can obtain the Overdrive Modes Warrior and Slayer for Tidus, Wakka, and Kimahri. For this, Tidus should use Cheer a few times until the party can kill them in one hit.

Third encounter[edit | edit source]

Disappears after each attack, but more keep coming with no end in sight.

Scan description

The final incarnation of the Sinscale is encountered in the battle with Sinspawn Echuilles underneath the S.S. Liki. Tactics remain the same, but only Tidus and Wakka participate in this battle. These swimming Sinscales remain in their closed scale form and flex their bodies to swim. They can only perform an elementary tackle attack that also ejects them from battle, though they can still give rewards when ejecting themselves.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Green and blue Sinscales appear as enemies in Final Fantasy X pictures.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

In a religious context, sin is the act of violating God's will. Sin can also be viewed as anything that violates the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. To sin has been defined as "to miss the mark".

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