Valefor is a non-elemental aerial aeon in Final Fantasy X. She is Yuna's first aeon, and her fayth is a teenage girl whose fayth statue resides in the Besaid Temple. Valefor also appears as a boss, both in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.
Valefor is a large, avian creature notable for her dragon-like wings. She primarily attacks with her strong talons. Some of her body is covered in red feathers and she has a long lizard-like tail.
There are symbols of the Yevon script that are associated with a particular aeon. The symbol for Valefor and Besaid is annotated with the kanji for nothing (無, mu?). Emptiness, mu, is a Zen Buddhist concept expressing negation of the self, selflessness, innocence and purity of soul. These are traits a summoner must achieve to succeed in defeating Sin. The Buddhist concept of nothingness may also be associated with the element of air. Valefor is a flying aeon whose main attack is non-elemental and delays the opponent's turn, traits that also fit this theme.
Valefor's regular attack is a quick swipe of her taloned feet, enhanced by her high Accuracy. Unlike other aeons, Valefor is unique in not having the Piercing auto-ability, and also has a slightly lower attack power. This has no impact when using the Attack command, as the aeons use a different version of this command which has built-in Piercing and carries the normal attack power. Any Skills used by Valefor will be affected. No other aeon lacks Piercing in this way, but Shiva does share the lower attack power.
Due to how she remains airborne, some enemies have separate attack patterns against Valefor than they do against characters or even against other aeons. These are often in Valefor's favor; using only weak or easily-evadable attacks, or even not attacking at all. This can make daunting enemies as Demonolith much easier to defeat.
Valefor has the unique ability Sonic Wings, which sends a shock wave at an enemy, deals damage and inflicts Delay. Because of the short recovery time the player can often hit enemies repeatedly with Sonic Wings with little or no retaliation.
Valefor is the only aeon to have two Overdrives. The default Overdrive is Energy Ray: Valefor fires a super-charged beam that explodes underneath the foes and deals non-elemental damage. Her second Overdrive, Energy Blast, is obtained by speaking to a young girl in Besaid Village and inspecting her dog to receive "something mangled and slobbery". For Energy Blast, Valefor fires a number of destructive beams, damaging all enemies. Energy Blast deals more damage than Energy Ray, but has a longer recovery time.
If the damage limit is ignored (or has not yet been reached), Valefor's second Overdrive, Energy Blast, is one of the most powerful attacks in the game. It is the strongest attack that is reliable: all stronger attacks either can be reduced by the enemy's defense (Attack Reels), are only stronger than Energy Blast when landing a critical hit (Nova), or both (Blitz Ace).
Valefor's victory pose is to spread her wings.
- Base stats
- Stat growth
Valefor's stat growth depends on the number of battles fought and Yuna's stats.
|Number of battles N||Max HP||Max MP||Strength||Defense||Magic||Magic Defense||Agility||Evasion||Accuracy|
|0 to 59||725||24||18||23||21||23||10||19||11|
|60 to 89||785||27||19||25||24||26||10||20||11|
|90 to 119||885||29||20||28||27||27||12||21||12|
|120 to 149||955||30||21||29||27||30||12||21||12|
|150 to 179||1003||31||22||30||30||33||12||21||12|
|180 to 209||1127||35||24||33||31||37||15||24||13|
|210 to 239||1169||36||25||34||34||41||15||24||13|
|240 to 269||1229||39||27||36||38||41||18||25||14|
|270 to 299||1341||43||28||39||42||42||19||27||15|
|300 to 329||1465||46||30||44||42||46||21||28||15|
|330 to 359||1525||49||32||46||46||46||22||30||16|
|360 to 389||1573||50||33||47||47||51||24||30||16|
|390 to 419||1685||53||35||50||51||55||25||31||17|
|420 to 449||1785||55||36||52||51||55||27||33||17|
|450 to 479||1845||58||38||54||55||60||28||34||18|
|480 to 509||1917||60||39||58||55||60||30||36||18|
|510 to 539||2005||63||40||60||59||60||31||37||19|
|540 to 569||2053||64||42||61||59||65||31||39||19|
|570 to 599||2177||69||44||64||64||65||34||39||20|
|600 and more||2225||71||45||66||64||69||34||42||20|
|Valefor's default abilities|
|Blk Magic||Fire, Thunder, Water, Blizzard|
After obtaining the Summoner's Soul from Belgemine when she is fought for the second time, aeons can learn most abilities available to the main party by using items in specific quantities. See here what abilities can be learned this way.
Valefor's weapon (not usually viewable in game) initially has only one ability, simply titled -, which gives immunity to all negative statuses except Curse and Eject. Once the Nirvana is powered up with the Moon Crest, Valefor's weapon also gains Break Damage Limit. Valefor's armor contains Sensor, Break HP Limit, and Break MP Limit.
Final Fantasy X
Belgemine summons Valefor in the Remiem Temple as a way to train Yuna. Isaaru summons his Valefor, which he calls Pterya, as one of Yuna's trials at the Via Purifico. Yuna summons Valefor inside Sin after that is then possessed by Yu Yevon.
Final Fantasy X-2
Valefor, along with the other Final Fantasy X aeons, is possessed by Shuyin's hatred and appears as a boss in the Besaid Temple during Chapter 3.