How to find the 26 Al Bhed primers and reach the rank of master


Humanity may well be the most common species Final Fantasy X, but the world of Spira is made up of many different races. Like Tidus and the rest of the party, the Guado and the Ronso usually communicate in English (or whatever language the player has selected in the options menu), although there is one race in the game that one can often find it using its own secret Language.

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Al Bhed’s native language may seem a bit absurd to players at first, although it shares several similarities with written and spoken English. By finding the 26 hidden primers of Al Bhed scattered everywhere Final Fantasy X, however, players will eventually be able to make sense of what they are saying and unlock both the Speaking in Tongues and Master Linguist trophies / achievements while they’re at it.

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The location of the first Al Bhed guide in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Al Bhed Rescue Ship

Missing: No *

Number: Y -> A

Players will be able to get their hands on the first Al Bhed Primer after being taken aboard the Al Bhed Rescue Ship early after the match. It’s in the upper right corner of the ship, not too far from the save sphere.

* If players fail to retrieve the bait from the Rescue Ship, they can later find it in the Bikanel Desert in an area northeast of the Oasis.

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The location of the 2nd Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Besaid Village

Missing: no

Number: P -> B

Al Bhed’s second primer is located in the Crusader’s tent in Besaid village. He can be found on the floor to the right of the counter, although he can be quite difficult to spot due to the position of one of the NPCs nearby. While players can return to the village later in the game, there will come a point where they will need to defeat Dark Valefor to do so, so it’s best to pick this one up early if possible.

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The location of the 3rd Al Bhed guide in Final Fantasy 10

Location: SS Liki

Missing: No *

Number: L -> C

To find the third Al Bhed Primer, players will need to go to the engine room aboard the SS Liki. It’s on the ground in front of the second Chocobo Ferris Wheel and should be fairly easy to spot for most players.

* If players fail to pick up the bait while traveling on the SS Liki, they may later find it in the Bikanel Desert near the tent where Wakka joins the party.

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The location of the 4th Al Bhed guide in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Port of Kilika

Missing: no

Number: T -> D

Players will be able to collect the fourth Al Bhed Primer from one of the huts in Kilika Harbor. He’s sitting on the counter just behind Kulukan, the Blitzball player they’ll see sitting on the ground after Sin’s attack.

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The location of the 5th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: SS Winno

Missing: No *

Number: A -> E

To find the fifth introduction to Al Bhed, players will need to get to the bridge while traveling aboard the SS Winno. He’s on the ground directly behind the ship’s captain and is pretty hard to miss.

* If players fail to pick up the bait aboard the SS Winno, they may later find it in the Bikanel Desert in a rubble pile near where they find Kimahri.

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The location of the 6th Al Bhed guide in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Luca Stadium

Missing: No

Number: V -> F

The sixth Al Bhed Primer is on the floor in a hallway at Luca Stadium opposite the entrance to the Besaid Auroch changing rooms. Players should look for the two Kilika Beasts players standing between the windows and will then find the bait behind one of their feet.

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The location of the 7th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Luca Theater

Missing: no

Number: K -> G

The seventh Al Bhed Primer is on the floor at the bottom of the stairs that lead to the Sphere Theater in Luca. It can be a bit difficult to spot due to the color of the rug it sits on, but those actively looking for it shouldn’t have too much trouble finding it.

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The location of the 8th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Mi’ihen Highroad

Missing: no

Number: R -> H

To get the eighth introduction to Al Bhed, all players need to do is talk to Rin at the travel agency on the Mi’ihen Highroad. This can be done at any time, so it doesn’t matter if players fail to acquire it on their first visit to the region.

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The location of the 9th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Mi’ihen Highroad

Missing: no

Number: E -> I

Shortly after leaving the Rin Travel Agency, players will continue their journey along the Mi’ihen Highroad. When they reach the northern section of the Newroad, they will find the ninth Al Bhed Primer on the ground outside a bend. It’s not too far from the gray cylindrical object and can be picked up even while riding a Chocobo.

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The location of the 10th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Mushroom Rock Road

Missing: no

Number: Z -> J

Upon arriving in the Mushroom Rock Road Valley area, players will be able to follow a hidden path to access an elevated area. They will find the tenth Al Bhed Primer on the ground when they arrive there.

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The location of the 11th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Djose Highroad

Missing: no

Number: G -> K

Players can find the eleventh Al Bhed Primer a little further along the Djose Highroad. It’s easy to miss it though, as it’s hidden behind a large boulder near the edge of the main path.

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The location of the 12th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Moonflow

Missing: no

Number: M -> L

The twelfth Al Bhed Primer is on the north pier of Moonflow near the giant red parasol. Players will be able to pick it up shortly after the party has mounted the Shoopuf to cross the river.

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The location of the 13th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Guadosalam

Missing: no

Number: S -> M

Players will find Al Bhed Primer volume 13 in one of the houses in Guadosalam. It’s on the ground to the left of the giant tree growing in the middle of the structure.

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The location of the 14th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Thunder Plains

Missing: No *

Number: H -> N

To get the fourteenth introduction to Al Bhed, players will need to talk to Rin and tell him that their Al Bhed language study is going well on their first visit to the Thunder Plains travel agency. It is important to do this before visiting Yuna’s room.

* If players fail to get the bait before visiting Yuna’s room, they may find it later in the Bikanel Desert near where Rikku joins the party.

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The location of the 15th Al Bhed guide in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Macalania Woods

Missing: no

Digit: U -> O

The fifteenth Al Bhed Primer is on the lake road in the woods of Macalania, near where Auron opens a new path. It’s in the area to the right of the saving sphere, not too far from where O’aka XXIII is located.

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The location of Al Bhed's 16th intro in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Lake Macalania

Missing: no

Number: B -> P

Players will find the sixteenth Al Bhed Primer shortly after arriving at the travel agency near Lake Macalania. Rather than heading inside, they should instead look on the ground outside near the giant ice crystal.

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The location of the 17th Al Bhed guide in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Bikanel Desert

Missing: no

Digit: X -> Q

Volume 17 of Al Bhed Primer can be found in the central area of ​​the Bikanel Desert. There is a large structure buried in the sand and the primer rests on the ground in the shadows it casts.

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The location of the 18th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Bikanel Desert

Missing: No

Number: N -> R

The eighteenth Al Bhed Primer can also be found in the central area of ​​the Bikanel Desert on the ground near a sign. Players will find it towards the northwest corner of the area.

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The location of Al Bhed's 19th introduction in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Al Bhed Home

Missable: Yes

Number: C -> S

All three groundbaits located in and around the Al Bhed house are missing, so players should make sure to find them before leaving. The first is located near the entrance to the house by a pile of flaming debris.

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The location of 20th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Al Bhed Home

Missable: Yes

Number: D -> T

Volume 20 of Al Bhed Primer can be found on a bed in the living rooms of Al Bhed Home. Players can access the room from the main hallway which runs through the center of the structure.

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The location of the 21st Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Al Bhed Home

Missable: Yes

Number: I -> U

To get their hands on the twenty-first Al Bhed Primer, players will need to look around in the northernmost point of the main hall of Al Bhed House. It’s on the floor near a broken door.

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The location of the 22nd Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Bevelle Temple

Missable: Yes

Number: J -> V

Volume 22 of Al Bhed Primer is on a trail that leads to the temple of Bevelle. The only time players will be able to visit this area is immediately after the wedding scene, so players should be sure to collect it while they are there to avoid missing out.

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The location of the 23rd Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: The Calm Lands

Missing: no

Number: F -> W

The twenty-third Al Bhed Primer can be found on the edge of a cliff in the northwest corner of the Quiet Lands and can be acquired anytime after visiting the area for the first time.

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The location of the 24th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Temple of Remiem

Missing: no

Number: Q -> X

Volume 24 of Al Bhed Primer is on the floor in the northwest corner of the central area of ​​the temple of Remiem. It can be difficult to spot, although there is a memory sphere nearby which can make it much easier to find.

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The location of the 25th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Cave of the Stolen Fayth

Missing: no

Number: O -> Y

To find the twenty-fifth introduction to Al Bhed, players will need to travel to the Cave of the Stolen Fayth. The primer is on the ground in a dead end not too far from one of the saving spheres.

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The location of the 26th Al Bhed Primer in Final Fantasy 10

Location: Omega Ruins

Missing: No

Number: W -> Z

Al Bhed’s last primer can be found in the ruins of Omega. Players should head to the cave with the four chests in the center, then look at the ground near one of the blue torches that line the back wall.

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