The Tezcatlipoca is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It spawns on the north-eastern platform of Academia 500 AF and is the rare encounter on this spot. The platform can spawn Tezcatlipoca or Miquiztli and Xolotl. Once the player has killed a set of enemies on there, no more enemies will spawn until the player closes the Academia 500 AF gate and starts again from the beginning.

This means the player can never get all the enemies in Academia 500 AF in just one run-through of the area. As Tezcatlipoca is the rarer encounter, the player can hop on the platform, and if they get the wrong set of enemies, they can backtrack and the monsters will vanish. The player can repeat the process until they get Tezcatlipoca to spawn.

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Tezcatlipoca's Feral Link skill, Raging Torrent, is the only means of applying the Debrave and Defaith status effects. It also applies the Provoke status, and all three of the status effects Serah cannot cast: Fog, Pain and Curse (Daze is not available at all, and Slow is available only with the Feral Links of Don Tonberry, Nekton and Samovira).

Tezcatlipoca is the only creature with Auto-Tetradefense passive ability available for infusion (Grand Behemoth has it, but it is red-locked). Auto-Tetradefense casts Protect, Shell, Veil, and Vigilance at the start of combat. The passive abilities Resist Magic +36% and Resist Physical +36% are prized enough by players that they are included in a large percentage of the innumerable creature 'builds' posted online, and Tezcatlipoca has both of them without infusion.

Auto-Tetradefense, along with Resist Elements +30% and Auto-Haste, are the only three abilities with the highest (ninth) rank, so they can never be replaced by other abilities.

It requires 66 Grade three Biological (Orb) monster materials to advance to level 20; 155 grade four Essences to maximum level of 60.

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Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Level Type Infuse
Provoke Initial Command Y
Critical: Tetradefense Initial Passive N
Steelguard 2 Command Y
Fringeward 7 Auto Y
Resist Physical: +15% 11 Passive Y
Resist Magic: +15% 11 Passive Y
Vendetta 19 Command Y
Resist Physical: +26% 23 Passive Y
Resist Magic: +26% 24 Passive Y
Element Guard 30 Command Y
Challenge 37 Command Y
Resist Physical: +36% 41 Passive Y
Resist Magic: +36% 42 Passive Y
Entrench 48 Command Y
Auto: Tetradefense 60 Passive Y

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Tezcatlipoca was a central deity in Aztec religion. One of the four sons of Ometeotl, he is associated with a wide range of concepts, including the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war and strife.

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