Summon Materia costs MP to use, and equipping any Summon Materia adds the Summon command to a characters' commands menu. However, Summon Materia is typically unique and hard to find. The player can only obtain one "fresh" version of every Summon Materia with exception to Master Summon and Phoenix (due to a programming oversight).[A] Other Summon Materia can be obtained in multiple ways, but the game will only allow the player to have one so the other methods will be removed. A player can still have multiple versions of the other Summon Materia through mastering. All Summon Materia sells for only 1 gil.
Summon Materia appears with the various summons determining the element of the Summon attacks or having various effects.
Summon Materia are not used in battle, nor can they be equipped. Instead, acquiring a Summon Materia item adds its portrait to the Summon Mode of the Digital Mind Wave, which allows it to then summoned into battle automatically when its portrait lines up on the reels.
Other traditional summons can be acquired to the DMW, but they are acquired by collecting items other than Materia. The DMW differentiates between these two types of summons by grouping those acquired through methods other than Materia into "Chocobo Mode".
As with all DMW attacks, the power of the Summon depends on the attack level.
Genesis Rhapsodos uses various Summon Materia. He summons Bahamut and the even stronger Bahamut Fury in his first two encounters with Zack, but is also implied to have summoned the Ifrit Zack faces in Wutai.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Super Smash Bros. 4
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of mind-altering substances with and without uttered word formulas.
Materia means "matter" or "substance" in Latin, Spanish and Italian; it also means "subject" in Italian and Spanish, and is the ascendant of Portuguese "Matéria".