|Voice actor(s)||Kazuya Nakai|
|Voice actor(s)||John DiMaggio|
|Age||23 (Final Fantasy X)
25 (Final Fantasy X-2)
|Height||1.88m (6' 2")|
|Final Fantasy X Character|
A skilled Guardian, Fighter and Blitzball player. Wakka is 23 years old (in Final Fantasy X) and grew up on Besaid Island along with Yuna, Lulu and his brother Chappu. He is of what would be considered Hawaiian descent in our world and is characterized by a long reddish-orange coif and a Besaid Island accent. As such, he uses such speech-mannerisms as saying "brudda" for "brother" and finishing sentences with "ya?", which could be his way of saying "right" or "okay". He hates the Al Bhed (but, oddly, he will not notice that Rikku is one of them before it is revealed by the others) simply because they don't follow Yevon, and depends very much on Yevon's religion and guidance for his decisions, making him appear fairly socially conservative; as a result, he has been intentionally kept in the dark about Yuna's half-Al Bhed heritage. Even though he is old-fashioned, used to living on an island, he has a big heart and tries to cheer the party up, though it does not always work.
Wakka became like an adopted brother to Yuna, together with Lulu, and they grew up on Besaid. He lost his parents to Sin, and tried to be like a parent to his brother Chappu. Chappu and Lulu were in love, but Chappu was killed by Sin. It is because of Chappu's death, as well as the fact that he chose to fight with an Al Bhed Machina weapon, that Wakka's hatred for the Al Bhed was shifted from religious prejudice to a more personal grudge. When Yuna decides to become a Summoner, Wakka becomes one of her Guardians, in order to avenge Chappu, together with Lulu and Kimahri.
He meets Tidus when Tidus first appears on Besaid, and due to Tidus looking a lot like Chappu, Wakka quickly bonds with him, and they quickly form a close brotherly friendship. He shows the confused Tidus the ropes of Spira. During his travels, he gets more and more resentful of the Al Bhed, and generally needs Lulu to cool him down. He was equally resentful of the Al Bhed when towards their journey to Macalania Temple, he finds out that Yuna's newest guardian, Rikku, is an Al Bhed, and begins to mistreat her, much to Tidus's anger and frustration. However, he begins to soften his attitude towards the Al Bhed when he discovers that their kidnapping of Summoners was meant to save them from their inevitable deaths, going so far as to lash out in rage at the Guado during their attack on the Al Bhed city and attempt to comfort Rikku when she mourns the senseless destruction that the Guado are causing. When he finds out that Yuna is part Al Bhed, he gets confused and slowly realizes that his hatred of the Al Bhed is unjustified. He is horrified and disbelieving when they find out the truth about Yevon and Seymour's betrayal and begins doubting if the teachings are true. Just before the final battle, he makes peace with Rikku and the other Al Bhed. Like the rest of the party, he is also saddened at Tidus' fate, having made a close brotherly bond with him.
After Sin is defeated and Yevon is disbanded, he settles down on Besaid with Lulu.
Wakka is now Lulu's husband, and since she is about to have a baby, Wakka is more worried than ever. Since his parents died at an early age, he knows nothing of parenting. He seeks the aid of Yuna and the Gullwings to help him settle matters about his past by finding a sphere of his parents that he heard from Chappu when they were children. When the baby is born, he receives a sphere of Chappu's last message from Beclem, telling him that their parents' sphere was a lie that he made up to make him angry and told him to merely be his brother instead of a surrogate parent. This message allows Wakka to finally get it together and become a reliable father. That same night, he names his son Vidina, the Al Bhed word for "future", perhaps as the final sign of closure to the death of his brother and his changed opinion of the Al Bhed. He, along with everyone in Besaid, welcomed Tidus home after he was given another chance at life.
Ever the sportsman, Wakka uses sports gear as his weapons and armor in battle. He uses various blitzballs as his weapons, and, as such, is the only character who can reliably hit aerial monsters with basic attacks for much of the game. Since the Blitzball is a ranged weapon, Wakka is also one of two characters in the game, save for Aeons, who can hit out-of-range enemies (the other being Lulu). Also a tactician, he can inflict status ailments, sometimes simultaneously with his weapon. For defense, Wakka relies on the Armguard he wears on his left forearm. Wakka's Overdrive is Slots.
Yuna's blitzball-toting guardian. His training has honed the accuracy and power of his shots, which can take down both fast-flying fiends and enemies afar. He's a competent and versatile fighter, but he has yet to win an argument with Lulu.
Wakka's Sphere Grid area runs near Lulu's and Auron's, and his Sphere Color is yellow. The unique abilities that are in Wakka's default position on the sphere grid include skills that inflict the status effects Blind, Silence, and Sleep. He also gains draining skills and one of the few zombification attacks.
|Aim||Improves the Accuracy of the party|
|Dark Attack||Deals damage, and carries a chance to inflict Darkness for 3 rounds|
|Silence Attack||Deals damage, and carries a chance to inflict Silence for 3 rounds|
|Sleep Attack||Deals damage, and carries a chance to inflict Sleep for 3 rounds|
|Dark Buster||Deals damage, and automatically inflicts Darkness on any non-immune creature for 1 round|
|Silence Buster||Deals damage, and automatically inflicts Silence on any non-immune creature for 1 round|
|Sleep Buster||Deals damage, and automatically inflicts Sleep on any non-immune creature for 1 round|
|Drain||Absorbs HP from the target|
|Osmose||Absorbs MP from the target|
|Triple Foul||Deals damage, and automatically inflicts Sleep, Darkness, and Silence on any non-immune creature for 3 rounds|
See: Wakka's Blitzballs
See: Wakka's Armguards
In addition to being one of Summoner Yuna's guardians and childhood friends, Wakka is also a professional blitzball player and captain of the Besaid Aurochs, a team that — as of the beginning of Final Fantasy X — went 10 years without winning a single game. Wakka's goal as captain is to have the team do their best, without it mattering whether they win or lose. It isn't until Tidus arrives that the Aurochs begin to focus on achieving victory.
Wakka retires from Blitzball after the tournament in Luca so he can focus on being a guardian. Despite this, he can be recruited back onto the Aurochs later in the game. Wakka may have officially come out of retirement after the events of Final Fantasy X, as is somewhat implied by Yuna wondering aloud if "Wakka and the gang" were at the opening of Blitzball season in Final Fantasy X-2. He is on the hidden Besaid Aurochs team, but Beclem is as well, so the hidden team may not be the official lineup.
Wakka also has a unique Blitzball technique called Aurochs' Spirit which adds the sum of the SH of all the original Aurochs currently on the team to Wakka's own SH.
With his high EN and SH, Wakka is best in a forward position. He has the first level 'Venom Shot' from the beginning.
|Airship - Bridge|
|Coin No.||62||Coin Value||9|
|Location||Win from the Bevelle Core Sphere player in the Luca Stadium.|
For more information, see Kingdom Hearts Wiki:Wakka
Wakka plays a minor role in the Kingdom Hearts series. Together with Sora, Riku, Kairi, Tidus and Selphie, he spends his days playing on the Destiny Islands. He is very skilled with a ball, and together with Tidus, he is inventing an "underwater ball sport". When Sora, Riku and Kairi leave the island Wakka, Tidus and Selphie are left behind.
Wakka reprises his role in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories albiet as a memory fragment. He is only briefly mentioned in Kingdom Hearts II by Selphie, commenting to Kairi that "Tidus and Wakka are both wrapped up in their ball game,".
Appearance in Kingdom Hearts
Appearance in Chain of Memories
Appearance in Chain of Memories
|Tidus - Auron - Rikku - Wakka - Lulu - Yuna - Kimahri|
|Temporary playable characters|
|Jyscal Guado - Kelk Ronso - Wen Kinoc - Yo Mika|
|Chappu - Clasko - Elma - Gatta - Lucil - Luzzu - Lord Mi'ihen|
|Belgemine - Braska - Dona - Gandof - Isaaru - Ohalland - Yocun - Yunalesca - Zuke|
|Barthello - Biran Ronso - Borra - Brother - Calli - Cid - Ginnem - Jecht - Maechen - Maroda - O'aka XXIII - Omega - Pacce - Rin - Shelinda - Tidus' Mother - Tromell - Wantz - Yenke Ronso - Yu Yevon - Zaon|
|Baaj Temple - Besaid Island - Kilika Island - Luca - Mi'ihen Highroad - Mushroom Rock Road - Djose - Moonflow - Guadosalam - Farplane - Thunder Plains - Macalania - Bikanel Island - Bevelle - Calm Lands - Monster Arena - Cavern of the Stolen Fayth - Remiem Temple - Mount Gagazet - Zanarkand - Zanarkand Dome - Omega Ruins|
|Al Bhed - Guado - Hypello - Ronso|
|Aeon - Blitzball - Butterfly Hunt - Calm - Celestial Weapon - Chamber of the Fayth - Chocobo Knights - Cloister of Trials - Eternal Calm - Fahrenheit - Fayth - Fiend - Final Aeon - Guardian - High Summoner - Hover - Jecht Shot - Machina - Maester - Overdrive - Overdrive Mode - Overkill - Pilgrimage - Pyrefly - Rin's Travel Agency - S.S. Liki - S.S. Winno - Sending - Shoopuf - Sin - Sphere - Sphere Grid - Summoner - Unsent - Warrior Monks - Yevon|
|Original Soundtrack - Promo CD - Suteki da ne - Vocal Collection - Feel/Go Dream: Yuna & Tidus - Piano Collections - Official Soundtrack
|Abilities - Armor - Auto Abilities - Black Magic - Characters - Chronology - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Locations - Ronso Rage - Translations - Walkthrough - Wallpapers - Weapons - White Magic|
|Yuna - Rikku - Paine|
|Brother - Buddy - Shinra - Barkeep - Biggs and Wedge|
|Auron - Ayde - Baralai - Barthello - Beclem - Benzo - Borra - Calli - Cid - Clasko - Dona - Elma - Garik Ronso - Gippal - Jecht - Kimahri Ronso - LeBlanc - Lenne - Lian - Logos - Lucil - Lulu - Maechen - Marnela - Maroda - Nhadala - Nooj - O'aka XXIII - Ormi - Pacce - Prophet - Rin - Seymour Guado - Shelinda - Shuyin - Tidus - Tobli - Trema - Tromell - Vidina - Wakka - Wantz - Wen Kinoc|
|Besaid - Bevelle - Bikanel - Calm Lands - Cave Ruins - Cavern of the Stolen Fayth - Chocobo Ranch - Coliseum - Den of Woe - Djose - Farplane - Fiend Colony - Guadosalam - Kilika - Luca - Macalania - Mi'ihen Highroad - Mushroom Rock Road - Ruin Depths - Thunder Plains - Via Infinito - Yadonoki Tower - Zanarkand|
|Creatures and Races|
|Al Bhed - Guado - Human - Hypello - Ronso - Cactuar|
|Aeon - Blitzball - Blitzball Tournament - Blue Bullet - Calm - Celsius - Chamber of the Fayth - Chocobo - CommSphere - Creature Create System - Crimson Squad - Dressphere - Episode Complete - Episode Concluded - Eternal Calm - Fayth - Fiend - Game Over - Garment Grid - Gil - Gullwings - Gunner's Gauntlet - High Summoner - Hotspot - Hover - Kinderguardians - LeBlanc Syndicate - Machina - Machine Faction - Maester - Missions - Movie Sphere - New Yevon - Oversoul - Piano - Public Relations - Pyrefly - Rin's Travel Agency - Save Sphere - Shoopuf - Shop - Sphere - Sphere Break - Sphere Break Tournament - Sphere Hunters - The End - Tiny Bee - Unsent - Vegnagun - World Map - Youth League - Zanarkand Abes|
|Original Soundtrack - Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~ - Real Emotion/1000 Words - Vocal Collection - Yuna - Vocal Collection - Rikku - Vocal Collection - Paine - International Last Mission Original Soundtrack - Piano Collection
|Accessories - Blue Bullet - Chronology - Dresspheres - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Merchandise - Spells - Walkthroughs - Wallpapers|