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Final Fantasy X-2 - The Experiment

During Chapter 5, the Machine Faction at Djose Temple reveal the secret project they’ve been working on, the Experiment. This mechanical monstrosity has been constructed from the parts you’ve been digging up at the excavation site at Bikanel Island. Defeat the Experiment once and you’ll be able to explore the upper floors of the temple at your leisure. If you defeated the Experiment before getting all of its levels up to 5, you’ll be enlisted to help repair it. It seems that the Al Bhed aren’t able to repair such a large contraption on their own, but with the proper reference materials they’ll be able to get it up and running again. There are five repair manuals that you can obtain to help the Al Bhed with their repairs. Here are their locations:

• 1st manual – Visit the upper floor of Djose Temple. An Al Bhed man will ask you for a password. That password is MARNELA, named after the matriarch of the Cactuars at Bikanel Desert. Once the password is given, he’ll give you the manual.

• 2nd manual – Obtained from a man sitting in the room to the left of the stairs in Djose Temple.

• 3rd manual – Walk to the right of the temple entrance and you’ll find three monkeys in a circle. Stand between the monkeys and wait for all three of them to jump at the same time. Press the X button and you’ll receive the manual.

• 4th manual – Examine the Machina to the left of the crowd of people at the northern part of Mi’ihen Highroad.

• 5th manual – Found in a treasure chest at the Ruin Depths beneath the Chocobo Stables in the Calm Lands.

You can fight and repair the Experiment repeatedly until you get all of its levels up to 5. Once that happens, the Machine Faction will lose control of it and it will be up to you to take it out for good. For defeating it you’ll receive Magical Dances, Vol. II, which will enable Songstresses to learn the Magical Masque ability...