I hate this place.
Via Purifico is a dungeon and an unrevisitable location located below the city of Bevelle in Final Fantasy X. It is intended as a place for prisoners to be left to die with seemingly no way of getting out, although there is always a small chance that they might. In this case, their crimes are considered forgiven, as the escapees are considered purified of said crimes. After the player's two separate parties defeat Isaaru (Yuna's party) and Evrae Altana (Tidus's party) and escape the deathtrap, the player cannot return to the labyrinth.
Story[edit | edit source]
Yuna's guardians invade the wedding ceremony for her and Seymour, but they are ambushed and threatened with execution if the ceremony does not continue. Although the two are wed, a diversion is made when Yuna escapes to Bevelle Temple with Valefor, her guardians quickly following. After Yuna is found in the Chamber of the Fayth, the party is arrested and put on trial.
The trial reveals the higher echelons of the Yevon order to be engaged in a deception of their subordinates and the people of Spira. Yuna and her guardians are found guilty of treason for killing Maester Seymour and conspiring with the Al Bhed to cause an insurrection. They are imprisoned to the Via Purifico, where they are split into two sections.
Tidus, Wakka, and Rikku are left to fend for themselves in the underwater sewers, while Yuna, Lulu, Kimahri, and Auron are left scattered in an underground labyrinth. It can be inferred that each person was led to his or her sentence individually and without knowledge of the others' whereabouts, as shown with Tidus when he finds Wakka and Rikku.
In the underground labyrinth, Yuna gathers Lulu, Kimahri, and Auron as they look for the exit. They find Isaaru guarding the path, as he was assigned to "deal with the traitors" should they attempt to escape. Yuna bests Isaaru in a battle between their aeons, forcing him to reveal the exit to the surface. In the underwater sewers, Tidus, Wakka, and Rikku search for the exit while battling fiends and the undead Evrae Altana. They, too, reach the surface and the party is reunited on the Highbridge.
Quests[edit | edit source]
Separated Party[edit | edit source]
Yuna must find her scattered companions: Kimahri, Auron, and Lulu. Afterward, she must activate a teleporter to find her way out. Of the scattered party members, only Auron is required to be found. Should the player fail to locate Kimahri and Lulu, they will automatically be recruited back into the party once the party reunites on Bevelle's Highbridge.
Once the party reaches the end of the dungeon, Yuna faces Isaaru in a battle of aeons. She and her party are allowed to exit after he is defeated.
This is the only time in the game in which someone other than Tidus is the on-screen party leader.
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Tidus, Wakka, and Rikku must navigate the sewers and use floodgates to progress. They must fight the unsent form of Evrae as a boss before they can get out. The player can unlock the gates to avoid battling Evrae Altana, but they will miss out on some treasures.
Shop[edit | edit source]
Appears in the sewer portion of Via Purifico close to the save sphere (looks like an Al Bhed treasure chest).
|Phoenix Down||100 gil|
|Eye Drops||50 gil|
|Echo Screen||50 gil|
|Power Distiller||100 gil|
|Mana Distiller||100 gil|
|Speed Distiller||100 gil|
|Ability Distiller||100 gil|
Items[edit | edit source]
- In the bottom left room, touch the symbol on the wall and head along the middle of the dungeon to enter a side room. In this room step on the glowing tile, then go back north to where Auron was and go west to the teleport tile. Step on the tile when it is pointing west to be teleported into the locked room to find three chests.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Sewer (The random encounters will no longer be available after defeating Evrae Altana.)
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
The music that plays in Via Purifico is called simply "Via Purifico" (浄罪の路, Jōzai no Michi?). In the HD Remaster, "Via Purifico" is replaced by the piano version.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Via Purifico Maze[edit | edit source]
Via Purifico Sewer[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Via purifico is Latin for "road to purification".