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Copyright Notice
This is an original work available for personal use; it may not be published on any website or publicly accessible network. You may produce printed copies for others if you charge no more than the cost of paper and ink.

Although manually developed by myself, I used several sources for reference in addition to personal testing. See the credits for details.

The game, Final Fantasy X, is copyrighted 2000-2001 Square Co. Ltd.  I'm not a lawyer, but I believe the rights have since passed onto Square Enix.

In Final Fantasy X, the character Riku posses a unique ability called Mix. This ability allows her to mix together any two normal items to produce an effect which is often not available by any other method. A normal item is simply any item listed in the game's main menu option 'Items' in the 'normal' list -- a seperate list exists for 'Key Items' but since they can not be used with Mix, Key Items will not be considered further.

There is a total of 112 normal items available in the game which may be used in the Mix command. Since a mix consists of two items, and the order of items does not matter, this results in 6,328 distinct combinations. These 6,328 combinations map to 64 different Mix effects.

Since the Mix results only follow a quasi-logic with plenty of exceptions, no simple formula applies. Unless you have the patience to try all six thousand plus combinations (and remeber the results!), a list of combinations is the most practical alternative.

By the way, the names come from the U.S. version of Final Fantasy X. It seems other versions have different names. Don't blame me!
   Versions and Printing   

I offer a web-page and a printable version (both in HTML):

Although the printable versions are HTML and could be directly displayed by your browser, this site will ruin the printed format with a header, footer, and navigation menu. So you must first download and then unzip the file(s) before you can print them. The on-line version is only a click away but is not suited for printing.

This section concerns the printable versions. See below for a discription of the list itself.

The first download, ten continuous pages (one file), is suitable if you don't want to print on both sides of the paper or if your printer is capable of double-sided printing.

The other download (two files) is available if you want the list printed double-sided but your printer does not support it. In this case, you should first print the five odd-numbered pages (the 'odd' file). Then remove those printed pages, insert them into the printer's paper feed tray, and finally print the five even-numbered pages (the 'even' file). I am sorry but I can not tell you which direction to face the paper when inserting the paper for back-side printing -- this would require me to know how your printer works (they are not all the same). Experiment or consult a computer geek, but I can't help.

Each page prints out correctly with the default settings of Internet Explorer and Windows' Print Setup on American standard size paper (8.5 by 11 inches). That is, you should not need to change any settings if you are using Windows and IE (in the U.S.). Even so, the printable area of your printer may be smaller than mine which would result in a page getting split in two (this uses more paper and looks terrible). You can check the results without wasting paper by selecting Print Preview from the File menu (if using Windows).

If you suffer the page-splitting problem, one option is to remove the standard headers and footers that IE adds to pages it prints; this will provide extra room on the printed page and should eliminate page splitting. To do this, in IE click on File, Page Setup... This will open a dialog with a few options. In particular there are two boxes (labeled Header and Footer) with a bunch of mumbo-jumbo in them. Delete the mumbo-jumbo from both boxes and click OK. Note: This will eliminate headers and footers from all pages printed with IE because it is, unfortunately, a global setting. If this would be a problem, copy and paste the mumbo-jumbo into, say, Notepad before deleting. After printing the list, just open Page Setup again and copy the mumbo-jumbo back.

If you are not printing on 8.5 x 11 inch paper or not using Internet Explorer, you are on your own. Sorry.
   Mix List Format   
Important Note: Some of the tables may appear un-centered or otherwise not nicely placed when viewed on Google Sites because they strip out important HTML tags.  So if some of it looks ugly, blame them or download the full list (not mangled by Google).
For each effect in the list, a number of 'recipes' are provided that will produce the Mix effect. Each 'recipe' is presented in a table. The table consists of two parts since you are required to mix two items. Basically you select any item from the first part as the first item and then select any item from the second part as the second item.

Usually the first part (item 1) appears as the left-side column of the table while the second part (item 2) appears as the right-side column of the table. For example, the Pineapple mix effect has five 'recipes' presented in five tables. Here is one of them.

Power Sphere Lv.1 Key Sphere
Mana Sphere Attribute Sphere
Speed Sphere Special Sphere
Ability Sphere Skill Sphere
White Magic Sphere
Black Magic Sphere

So for your first item you can choose any of

  • Power Sphere
  • Mana Sphere
  • Speed Sphere
  • Ability Sphere
And for the second item choose any of
  • Lv.1 Key Sphere
  • Attribute Sphere
  • Special Sphere
  • Skill Sphere
  • White Magic Sphere
  • Black Magic Sphere
Hopefully this is simple enough to understand so far. You should notice how effecient this method is: a total of 24 combinations are represented in only 6 lines and none of the item names are repeated. This is unlike a traditional list (requiring 24 lines) which would go on and on like so:

Power Sphere + Lv.1 Key Sphere
Power Sphere + Attribute Sphere
Power Sphere + Special Sphere
... etc.

Often it happens that the first part has only a few items while the second part has many items. In these cases using a simple 2-column table would waste a lot of space on the printed page. In such cases, the second part is often split into multiple columns and a 'plus' column seperates the two parts. An example from the Megalixir effect:

Power Sphere + Elixir Healing Spring
Mana Sphere Holy Water Mana Spring
Speed Sphere Remedy Stamina Spring
Ability Sphere Al Bhed Potion Soul Spring
Map Healing Water Purifying Salt
Rename Card Tetra Elemental

Using this recipe (there are others for Megalixir), select as the first item anything on the left of the 'plus'. Specifically any of

  • Power Sphere
  • Mana Sphere
  • Speed Sphere
  • Ability Sphere
  • Map
  • Rename Card
And for the second item of the mix, select any one of the 11 items from the right of the 'plus' column. Again you should appreciate the space-savings of this format. In just 6 lines a total of 66 combinations are represented!

Occassionaly there is not much room on the page and a short list may be stacked vertically like this (also from Megalixir):

Frag Grenade
The idea is the same as before. Select any item from the first part (above the plus) as the first item of the mix and then select any from the second part (below the plus) as the second of the mix. This does not save much space since 6 combinations are represented in 6 lines; however each 'line' is only 1 column wide.

Another method is often used if only 1 or 2 items will combine with many items. This simply states the special item(s) on a single row followed by the many items it will combine with. An example from Pineapple:

Map or Rename Card + one of
Power Sphere Power Distiller
Mana Sphere Mana Distiller
Speed Sphere Speed Distiller
Ability Sphere Ability Distiller
So for the first item of the mix, select one of
  • Map
  • Rename Card
and for the second item select any of the other 8 items listed in the table. Notice that 16 combinations are represented in only 5 lines.

Finally there are some exceptions! The most common exception is that the same item is listed in both the first and second part of a table but can not be combined together. In such a case, an asterisk (*) will appear beside the item in the first part of the table. An example from Cluster Bomb:

Return Sphere
Friend Sphere
Teleport Sphere
*Clear Sphere Clear Sphere
Warp Sphere Warp Sphere

In this example you can choose for your first item either of

  • Clear Sphere
  • Warp Sphere
and for the second you can choose any of
  • Return Sphere
  • Friend Sphere
  • Teleport Sphere
  • Clear Sphere
  • Warp Sphere
except that the second item can not be Clear Sphere if you used Clear Sphere for the first item. Clear Sphere can be used as the second item if you choose Warp Sphere as the first item. In other words, Clear Sphere + Clear Sphere will not work, but Warp Sphere + Clear Sphere will work (as will Warp Sphere + Warp Sphere).
Other exceptions can not be indicated with a simple mark like an asterisk (*). In these rare cases a note is explicitly given.
  Credits and Inspiration  

Although I own the official stratedgy guide with the HUGE fold-out table, it is both inconvient to use and inaccurate. Credits anyway to Brady Games since the fold-out table doesn't require a computer to view (or require the printing of dozens of pages). By searching the web, I found two FAQs that attempt to address the Mix issue.

First credits are due to CB! (Christine Bomke, circe [at] san.rr [dot] com) for spending many hours to produce the full Mix List. Available on, her FAQ is comprehensive but extremely lengthy and difficult to use in printed form.

Second credits are due to Ryan Dean (arcadian15 [at] hotmail [dot] com) who created a Short Mix List. It is shorter (hence the name) and more useful because it groups combinations by the effect they produce. His FAQ, also available at, is about 50% smaller due to use of columns and abbreviations. However it is still over 35(!!) pages when printed!

None of them were acceptible for my purposes, but did inspire me to create this Super Short Mix List. Specifically I wanted to print on 4 pages (front and back of two sheets) a list of all Mix effects (with a short discription of each) together with the items needed to create each effect.

I finally finished and have mixed (no pun intended) feelings about the results. First, I failed to accomplish my goal -- the result is 10 pages (5 double-sided sheets). However I like the compact nature without use of abbreviations. And of course it is always satisfying to see a large project like this completed. If I ever get the urge to do it, I have ideas for an Ultra Short Mix List which should fulfill my original goal. But enough dreaming!

Having completed the list, I compiled some statistics. Unless my math is wrong (I've double-checked) then my list is missing 3 combinations! Anyway here are the statistics:

Mix Statistics
Category Example(s) # Combinations Total %
Bombs Grenade, Pineapple 1671 26.4%
Elemental Attack Heat Blaster, Flash Flood 867 13.7%
Non-elemental Attack Nega Burst, Sunburst 156 2.5%
Offensive Subtotal 2694 42.6%
Elemental Defense Nul-All 162 2.6%
Non-elemental defesne Mighty Wall 340 5.4%
Defensive Subtotal 502 7.9%
Recovery Megalixer, Panacea 1734 27.4%
Support Vitality, Freedom X, Hot Spurs 1395 22.0%
Grand Total 6325 100%


I have not tried all 6,328 combinations so there are probably some errors in the list despite my best efforts. If a multi-million dollar company (Brady Games) can't get it right, don't expect perfection for free (H2Obsession). I do offer a gauranteed version for a value price!

I have tested many of the combinations. Especially the combinations that seemed out of place or where my references disagreed. My list is missing 3 combinations! If you know what they are, or if you find any errors, please contact me!

© H2Obsession, 2007, 2009, 2010 

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