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The Thunder Plains.
"Plains of lightning, plains of thunder, those who cross are torn asunder."

The Thunder Plains, also known as the Gandof Thunder Plains, is a long open barren landscape, which connects Guadosalam to Macalania Woods. It is constantly bombarded by lightning and thunder. Long ago, the plains were a traveler's nightmare, until an Al Bhed named Bilghen set up several towers to serve as lightning rods. He was in the process of setting up the final tower when he was struck by lightning and killed. In Final Fantasy X, the plains are still treacherous, but the towers draw most of the lightning away. Rikku is very reluctant to pass due to a severe case of astraphobia, eventually becoming so terrified that she collapses on the ground and seizes Tidus by the leg. Following the start of the Eternal Calm, the Al Bhed have repaired the lightning towers to make the area safe for travelers. However, their repairs do not seem to have completely stabilized them.

The only recorded time that the endless storm across the Thunder Plains ceased was when Yuna sang her song "1000 Words" on the deck of the Celsius during Final Fantasy X-2. Shortly after the song started, the rain stopped, and by the end, the clouds had parted and the sun shone down on the barren plains. By the time she awoke in the cabin of the Celsius airship, the storm had resumed.


Open Area

  • Thunder Plains Travel Agency
  • Thunder Plains

Secret Places (Final Fantasy X-2)

  • Thunder Dungeon 1 - Lightning Tower 9 (Machina Dungeon)
  • Thunder Dungeon 2 - Zalamander Dungeon



Final Fantasy X

Rin's Travel Agency

Item Cost
Potion 50 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Eye Drops 50 gil
Echo Screen 50 gil
Soft 50 gil
Grenade 300 gil
Map 50 gil

Equipment User Cost
Baroque Sword Tidus 825 gil
Ductile Rod Yuna 825 gil
Switch Hitter Wakka 825 gil
Variable Mog Lulu 825 gil
Halberd Kimahri 1,650 gil
Shimmering Blade Auron 1,650 gil
Devastator Rikku 825 gil
Yellow Shield Tidus 2,475 gil
Yellow Ring Yuna 2,475 gil
Yellow Armguard Wakka 2,475 gil
Yellow Bangle Lulu 2,475 gil
Yellow Armlet Kimahri 2,475 gil
Yellow Bracer Auron 2,475 gil
Yellow Targe Rikku 2,475 gil

Final Fantasy X-2

Chapters 1 - 2

Item Cost Chapters Available
Potion 50 All
Hi-Potion 500 CH 3+
Phoenix Down 100 All
Antidote 50 All
Eye Drops 50 All
Echo Screen 50 All
Soft 50 All
Holy Water 300 All
Lightning Gleam 3,000 All
Yellow Ring 3,000 All
NulShock Ring 8,000 All


  • Lightning Dodge (Final Fantasy X)
  • Tower Recalibration (Final Fantasy X-2)


  • Kimahri's Celestial Weapon, the Spirit Lance is located by activating the mysterious Cactuar stones scattered around the plains.
  • The Venus Sigil for Lulu's Celestial Weapon is received after successfully dodging 200 consecutive lightning bolts.
  • The Jecht Sphere for Auron's Overdrive can be found near the second tower from the North exit.

Enemy formations

Musical Themes

"Thunder Plains"
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The eponymous Thunder Plains plays while the party are crossing them. Thunder Plains was one of sixteen tracks chosen from the original soundtrack to be rearranged by Masashi Hamazu on the Piano Collections album.

This article uses material from the "Thunder Plains" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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