Al Bhed Primer Locations
Deciphering Side Quest

The Al Bhed Primers are used to teach you each of the letters of the Al Bhed language. As you learn each of them, you will be able to begin deciphering their dialogue when they speak to one and other or to your party members.

Use the guide and screenshots below to locate and obtain each of the Al Bhed Primers. You can check the Key Items section of your inventory to see which once you are missing. They are obtained in alphabetical order - Volume I is for the letter “A”, volume II is for the letter “B” and so on.

Unfortunately there is no way to go back and pick up some of the Al Bhed Primers if you missed them. This will be indicated in each of the descriptions below. Use the map markers in each of the screenshots to help you find them.

Vol. I

The first Al Bhed Primer appears at the back of the Salvage Ship in the first chapter of the game. You can also obtain it in the Bikanel Desert later on in the game near where you meet up with Wakka if you missed it on the ship.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. I on the Al Bhed Ship

Vol. II

This Primer can be found inside the Crusader’s tent in Besaid Village. If you forgot about this Primer, you may not be able to access the Village later on in the game, as it may be blocked by Dark Valefor. You cannot get around Dark Valefor to enter the village and will have to defeat it if it has appeared.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. II in Besaid Village

Vol. III

The third Primer is onboard the S.S. Liki and can be found in the engine room (with the Chocobos). You can also find this Primer later in the Bikanel Desert if you missed it.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. III on the S.S. Liki

Vol. IV

The fourth Primer can be found in one of the huts in Kilika next to Kulukan (the Blitzball player).

Al Bhed Primer Vol. IV in Kilika


Vol. V

The fifth Primer can be found on the bridge of the S.S. Winno. It can be obtained in the Bikanel Desert if you missed it.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. V on the S.S. Winno

Vol. VI

The sixth Primer can be found in the locker room, opposite of the Besaid Auroch’s locker room, under the stadium in Luca.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. VI in the Luca locker rooms

Vol. VII

The seventh Primer can be found near the stairs leading up to the Sphere Theater in Luca.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. VII in the Luca Sphere Theater

Vol. VIII

The eighth Primer is automatically given to Tidus by Rin when you reach Rin’s Travel Agency along the Mi’ihen Highroad - Agency, Newroad.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. VIII in Rin’s Travel Agency on the Mi’ihen Highroad

Vol. IX

The ninth Primer can be found along the trail just after you leave Rin’s Travel Agency working your way along the Mi’ihen Highroad pathway.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. IX along the Mi’ihen Highroad

Vol. X

The tenth Primer is hidden around a secret pathway that can be found in the Valley area of Mushroom Rock Road.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. X on the Mushroom Rock Road

Vol. XI

The eleventh Primer is hidden along the Djose Highroad just behind a large pillar. It can be difficult to see if you don’t know what you’re looking for so use the screenshot below to help you find it.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XI along the Djose Highroad

Vol. XII

The twelfth Primer can be found on the North Warf of the Moonflow, after the team has rode the Shoopuf to across the river.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XII at the Moonflow Warf


Vol. XIII

The thirteenth Primer is located inside one of the houses in Guadosalam.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XIII in Guadosalam

Vol. XIV

The fourteenth Primer is given to Tidus by Rin if you tell him that the study of the Al Bhed Language is going “Okay" at Rin’s Agency in the Thunder Plains. You can obtain this volume in the Bikanel Desert if missed.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XIV in the Thunder Plains at Rin’s Travel Agency

Vol. XV

The fifteenth Primer is located in Macalania Woods near the Save Sphere and near the area where Auron carves a hole in the pathway. It can be difficult to see, but it’s near where O’aka XXIII is/was standing.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XV in Macalania Woods

Vol. XVI

The sixteenth Primer is located to the left of to Rin’s Travel Agency near Lake Macalania.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVI in Lake Macalania

Vol. XVII

The seventeenth Primer can be found in the central area of the Bikanel Desert on Sanubia.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVII in the Sanubia Sands

Vol. XVIII

The eighteenth Primer can be found in the central area of the Bikanel Desert on Sanubia as well.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XVIII in the Sanubia Sands


Vol. XIX

The nineteenth Primer is located just outside of the entrance to Home in Bikanel. There is no way to obtain this volume if it has been missed.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XIX outside of Home

Vol. XX

The twentieth Primer is located in the Living Quarters off the main hallway of Home. There is no way to obtain this volume if missed.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XX in the Living Quarters of Home

Vol. XXI

The twenty-first Primer is located in the Main Corridor area of Home. There is no way to obtain this volume if missed.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XXI in the corridor of Home

Vol. XXII

The twenty-second Primer is located along the pathway to the Bevelle Temple after the wedding scene. There is no way to obtain this volume if missed.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XXII in the Bevelle Temple passageway

Vol. XXIII

The twenty-third Primer is located in the northwest corner of the Calm Lands.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XXIII in the Calm Lands

Vol. XXIV

The twenty-fourth Primer can be found in the northwest corner of Remiem Temple.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XXIV at Remiem Temple

Vol. XXV

The twenty-fifth Primer is located in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XXV inside the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth

Vol. XXVI

The twenty-sixth Primer is located in the Omega Ruins.

Al Bhed Primer Vol. XXVI near the chests in the Omega Ruins