Obtaining the Celestial Mirror
Finding the Celestial Weapons is fairly straightforward, however they initially come with only one ability (“No AP”), which makes them practically useless. You must obtain the Celestial Mirror and then combine a crest and a sigil with the weapon to add on abilities that will make them more useful.
Make your way to the Calm Lands and talk to the Chocobo Trainer in the north-west corner of the map. She may be wandering around in other places on the map if you don’t find her there. She sometimes hangs out directly in front of the camp.
You must complete the Chocobo training side quests if you have not already. This involves completing the following mini-games:
Note: The first time you attempt this side quest you will not get a choice of Chocobos but the first one you ride is called the “Wobbly Chocobo”. This Chocobo is very difficult to control. Each time it veers off the pathway you should press left and right on the D-pad until it starts going straight again. The more you press left and right the easier it will be to keep the Chocobo on track. Your prize for successful completion will an Elixir. This is the only mini-game that you need to complete in order to ride a Chocobo. You can skip the remaining mini-games if you would prefer.
The object of this mini-game is to dodge the blitzballs that are trying to hit you. The blitzballs follow a pattern and there is either a very small gap between them and they come close together or there is a larger gap. Continue to dodge them going the same direction when they are close together and only switch from left to right or from right to left when there is a larger gap between the balls. Successful completion will get you a Lv. 1 Key Sphere.
Hyper Dodger Chocobo:
This is the same mini-game except that there are birds to dodge in addition to blitzballs. The strategy for this portion is long, wide, sweeping turns to dodge everything all at the same time. You are given more time to make it to the finish line so taking the long way and making huge ‘S’ figures is the optimal strategy.
Catcher Chocobo is just a Chocobo race with some slight modifications. Every bird that you get hit by will add 3 seconds to your overall time and every balloon that you get will subtract 3 seconds from your time. Your opponent is likely to obtain nearly all of the balloons at the beginning of the race so don’t fret if you miss out on those few. Missing the oncoming birds is the key to winning. Your prize for successful completion is a Lv. 3 Key Sphere.
Talk to the Chocobo Trainer once you have completed the training side-quest and choose to ride a Chocobo. Head over to Remiem Temple (you need to be on a Chocobo to reach it). Go to the south-east portion of the Calm Lands and look for the feather on the ground shown in the screenshot below:
Enter the temple area on foot and follow the pathway to the right of the entrance. Press ‘X’ near the Chocobo and choose to ride it.
The object of the game is to race to the center of the temple. For the purposes of obtaining the Celestial Mirror you can ignore the colored posts and the treasure chests. Just race into the center of the temple as quick as you can in order to win. Your prize for winning is the Cloudy Mirror which you must now restore to turn it into the Celestial Mirror.
Note: You must have defeated Seymour Natus after travelling through the Via Purifico (click on the link to view that section of the walkthrough) in order to complete this step.
You must now travel to the entrance of Macalania Woods. You can either walk there or use the Airship to travel to Lake Macalania and then backtrack from there. Note that if this is your first time returning to Lake Macalania there is a treasure chest behind where Clasko was previously standing that contains 4,000 gil.
Travel southeast from here to find a new secret pathway (the sparkling walkway shown in the screenshot below) and use it to quickly travel to the entrance.
There is a woman and a small child at the entrance. Speak to her and she will explain to you that her husband is missing. Speak to the child as well. Take the pathway to the right of the woman and the child.
Go directly right one more time and then north at the next screen.
The husband is the one on the right. Speak to him and answer “They were waiting over there.” Now go back and speak to the woman at the entrance to Macalania Woods again twice. She will now mention that her son went off into the woods before the husband came.
Travel along the sparkling walkway again until you reach a T intersection on the second screen and take the left pathway. The missing son is at the end of the pathway.
Speak to the son and you will be presented with an option to “Use the Cloudy Mirror?”. Select “Yes” to have Tidus hold up the Cloudy Mirror and turn it into the Celestial Mirror. The son will now return to his parents.
How to add abilities to Celestial Weapons:
In order to power up a Celestial Weapon using a Crest or a Sigil you will need to return to this spot while in possession of these items and examine the large orb shown in the screenshot below in order to combine the items and power up the Celestial Weapons.
Click on the button below to return to the list of Celestial Weapons and for information on how to obtain them and the corresponding Crests and Sigils: