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List of Espers, Their Summon Effects, Level Bonuses, Spells, and Locations[edit]

Name MP to Summon Summon Effect Level Bonus Spells Learned Location
Ramuh 25 Attack: Lightning element on all enemies Stamina +1
  • Bolt ×10
  • Bolt 2 ×2
  • Poison ×5
Kirin 18 Healing: Casts Regen on all allies none
  • Cure ×5
  • Cure 2 ×1
  • Regain ×3
  • Antidote ×4
  • Scan ×5
Siren 16 Debuff: Casts Silence on all enemies Max HP +10%
  • Sleep ×10
  • Mute ×8
  • Slow ×7
  • Fire ×6
Stray (Cait Sith) 28 Debuff: Casts Confuse on all enemies Magic +1
  • Muddle ×7
  • Imp ×5
  • Float ×2
Ifrit 26 Attack: Fire elemental attack on all enemies Strength +1
  • Fire ×10
  • Fire 2 ×5
  • Drain ×1
Magitek Factory
Shiva 27 Attack: Ice elemental attack on all enemies none
  • Ice ×10
  • Ice 2 ×5
  • Rasp ×4
  • Osmose ×4
  • Cure ×3
Magitek Factory
Unicorn 30 Healing: Casts Esuna on all allies none
  • Cure 2 ×4
  • Remedy ×3
  • Dispel ×2
  • Safe ×1
  • Shell ×1
Magitek Factory
Maduin 44 Attack: non-elemental attack on all enemies Magic Power +1
  • Fire 2 ×3
  • Ice 2 ×3
  • Bolt 2 ×3
Magitek Factory
Shoat (Catoblepas) 45 Debuff: Petrifies all enemies Max HP +10%
  • Bio ×8
  • Break ×5
  • Doom ×2
Magitek Factory
Phantom 38 Support: Casts Vanish on all allies Max MP +10%
  • Berserk ×3
  • Vanish ×3
  • Demi ×5
Magitek Factory
Carbunkl 36 Support: Casts Reflect on all allies none
  • Reflect ×5
  • Haste ×3
  • Shell ×2
  • Safe ×2
  • Warp ×2
Magitek Factory
Bismark 50 Attack: Water elemental attack on all enemies Strength +2
  • Fire ×20
  • Ice ×20
  • Bolt ×20
  • Float ×2
Magitek Factory
Golem 33 Support: Casts Safe on all allies Stamina +2
  • Safe ×5
  • Stop ×5
  • Cure 2 ×5
Auction House
Zone Seeker 30 Support: Casts Shell on all allies Magic +2
  • Rasp ×20
  • Osmose ×15
  • Shell ×5
Auction House
Seraphim 40 Healing: Heals all allies some none
  • Float ×5
  • Cure 2 ×8
  • Cure ×20
  • Regain ×10
  • Remedy ×4
Palidor (Quetzalli) 61 Support: Causes all allies to Jump none
  • Haste ×20
  • Slow ×20
  • Haste 2 ×2
  • Slow 2 ×2
  • Float ×5
Cid's Island
Fenrir 70 Support: Makes illusions of allies Max MP +30%
  • Warp ×10
  • X-Zone ×5
  • Stop ×3
Tritoch (Valigarmanda) 68 Attack: Tri-elemental attack (fire, ice and lightning) on all enemies Magic +2
  • Fire 3 ×1
  • Ice 3 ×1
  • Bolt 3 ×1
Terrato (Midgardsormr) 40 Attack: Earth elemental attack on all enemies Max HP +30%
  • Quake ×3
  • Quarter ×1
  • Whirlwind ×1
Yeti's cave
Starlet (Lakshmi) 76 Healing: Heals all allies Stamina +2
  • Cure ×25
  • Cure 2 ×16
  • Cure 3 ×1
  • Regain ×20
  • Remedy ×20
Owzer's house
Alexander 90 Attack: Holy elemental attack on all enemies none
  • Pearl ×2
  • Shell ×10
  • Safe ×10
  • Dispel ×10
  • Remedy ×15
Doma Castle
Phoenix 110 Healing: Revives all knocked out allies none
  • Life ×10
  • Life 2 ×2
  • Life 3 ×1
  • Fire 3 ×3
Phoenix Cave
Bahamut 86 Attack: non-elemental attack on all enemies Max HP +50%
  • Flare ×2
Defeat Doom Gaze
Crusader 96 Attack: Holy elemental attack on all enemies and allies Max MP +50%
  • Merton ×1
  • Meteor ×10
Defeat All 8 Dragons
Odin 70 Attack: Attempts to kill all enemies at once, but fails often Speed +1
  • Meteor ×1
Ancient Castle
Raiden[1] 80 Attack: Attempts to kill all enemies at once, but fails often, more success than Odin Strength +2
  • Quick ×1
Ancient Castle
Ragnarok 6 Debuff: Turns a random enemy into an item, but fails often none
  • Ultima ×1
Leviathan 70 Attack: Water attack on all enemies Stamina +2
  • Flood ×2
Board the ferry (GBA)
Gilgamesh 99 Attack: Attacks all enemies with Excalipoor, Excalibur, Masamune, or with Enkidu Strength +2
  • Quick ×1
  • Valor ×5
Bet Excalipoor (GBA)
Cactuar 50 Attack: 1000 Needles or 10,000? Needles on all enemies Speed +2
  • Warp ×20
  • Vanish ×10
  • Haste 2 ×5
Defeat ten Cactuars (GBA)
Diabolos 150 Attack: Reduces all enemies' HP to 1/16 and causes sap Max HP +100%
  • Demi ×5
  • Quarter ×3
Dragon's Den (GBA)
  1. Odin becomes Raiden

Specific Locations[edit]

Ramuh, Kirin, Siren, and Stray (Cait Sith)[edit]

These Magicite are given to you by Ramuh in Zozo. These are impossible to miss, given that you have to talk to Ramuh to move the plot along.

Ifrit and Shiva[edit]

They can both be found at bottom of a pit in the Magitech Factory. To advance the plot, you must fight and defeat them. Once beaten, they yield their Magicite to you. You only need to pick up Shiva to continue with the game.

Unicorn, Maduin, Shoat (Catoblepas), Phantom, Carbunkl, and Bismark[edit]

Shortly before leaving the Magitech Factory, all of these Espers give their Magicite to you. You can't really avoid taking them.

Golem and ZoneSeek[edit]

These can both be found in the Auction house in Jidoor. You just need to buy them.

  • Note: You may not be able to buy them in the world of ruin.
    • FIX: You may buy these in the world of ruin and appear more often when you have a lot of gp.


This Magicite can be bought from a traveling salesman in Tzen for 3000 GP in the World of Balance or 10 GP in the World of Ruin. You learn of this man in either world from one of the old men near the dock area. The man is walking/hiding behind some trees in the upper-right corner of the town, all the way in the back.

Palidor (Quetzalli)[edit]

After getting the airship in the World of Ruin, return to Cid's Island, and you will find this Magicite on the beach.


After defeating Phunbaba in Mobliz for the first time, a kid will give this to you if you talk to him.

Tritoch (Valigarmanda)[edit]

Go to Narche and go back to where you defended him before. If you manage to defeat him, the Magicite is yours.

Terrato (Midgardsormr)[edit]

This can be found in Umaro's Cave in Narshe, simply search the skull there, and it's yours.

Starlet (Lakshmi)[edit]

Defeat Chadarnook in Owzer's house in Jidoor, and collect it from Owzer's bookshelf.


Go to Doma in the World of Ruin and do the entire Cyan quest. At the end of the quest, it will be sitting on the throne in the throne room.


Go to the star shaped mountain range north of Tzen and land in the middle. Complete the dungeon, and Locke will give you this Magicite.


Find Doom Gaze while flying around in the airship. Defeat him, and Bahamut is yours. Be sure not to use the Vanish/X-Zone trick, or you will not receive Bahamut. However, Vanish/Doom will work every time. However, the vanish/death trick doesn't work in the GBA version, so you have to fight Doom Gaze normally.


Defeat all 8 dragons, and this Magicite will suddenly be given to you.

Odin and Raiden[edit]

Go to Figaro Castle, in the World of Ruin, and try to move the castle somewhere else. It will get stuck under the sand, and you can enter a new cave via a hole in the prison level. Go through the cave and enter the Ancient Castle there. Walk straight ahead and talk to the statue of Odin. It will yield the Odin Magicite. To get the Raiden, stand on the right throne, walk five steps down and press the A button. A secret passageway will open. Go down it, and you will find a statue of a girl. Talk to it, and the Odin Magicite will become the Raiden Magicite.

Once you transform Odin, its Meteor spell is lost; fortunately, that spell can also be learned from Crusader, so don't worry about it.

  • Note: Odin is the only esper in the game who can boost your speed attribute, except for the GBA-exclusive Cactuar.


In the World of Ruin, go to the Narshe Weapon Shop with Locke, and he will unlock the door. Inside, a man will ask you if you would rather have the sword Ragnarok or the Magicite Ragnarok. Choose the Magicite, and it will be yours.

  • Note: Ragnarok is the only Esper in the game that can teach a character Ultima, but if you want the sword it is also possible to teach Ultima by equipping a character with the Paladin Shield.


Leviathan is only in the GBA version of the game. In the World of Ruin, talk to the man near the entrance of South Figaro. He tells you about a creature he saw in the ocean. Afterward, go to Nikeah and ride the ferry. During the trip, Leviathan will attack. Defeat him to gain his magicite.

  • Note: If you didn't get Mog's Water Harmony in the World of Balance, this battle also offers one last chance to obtain it.


Gilgamesh is only in the GBA version of the game. In the World of Ruin, buy Excalipoor in the Jidoor Auction House for 500,000 Gil. Then bet it in the Dragon's Neck Colosseum. One of your characters will have to fight an Onion Dasher. After the match, Gilgamesh shows up and challenges your party for Excalipoor. Defeat him, and you get his magicite and a Merit Award.


Cactuar is only in the GBA version of the game. In the World of Ruin, defeat ten Cactuars in the desert near Maranda. Eventually, you'll be attacked by a Gigantuar. Defeat him to get the Cactuar magicite.


Diabolos is only in the GBA version of the game. Defeat Kaiser Dragon in the Dragon's Den for it.