A list of the Espers that appear in Final Fantasy XII. They are listed in the order that they are typically obtained during a regular playthrough of the game.

High Summoner

The High Summoner Trophy is obtained by defeating and obtaining all thirteen Espers.

Wyrmslayer Trophy Icon

Belias, the Gigas
The first Esper that you encounter in the game – you must battle and defeat Belias in order to obtain the Dawn Shard.

Belias Esper Crystal cinematic

Mateus, the Corrupt
The second Esper that you automatically encounter while completing the story – you must defeat Mateus at the end of the Stilshrine of Miriam.

Mateus Esper Crystal cinematic

Adrammelech, the Wroth
The first optional Esper which can be fought in the Zertinan Caverns which can be accessed via the Ozmone Plain.

Adrammelech Esper Crystal cinematic

Cúchulainn, the Impure
Another optional Esper that can be defeated after you have reached the Ozmone Plain for the first time.

Cuchulainn Esper Crystal cinamtic

Zalera, the Death Seraph
Returning to the Barheim Passage after you have reached the Ozmone Plain using the Barheim Key and defeating the third optional Esper.

Zalera Esper Crystal cinamtic

Exodus, the Judge-Sal
An optional Esper that can be found at the top of the Mosphoran Highwaste which can be challenged after you have reached the Phon Coast.

Exodus Esper Crystal cinematic

Zeromus, the Condemner
An optional Esper that can be fought after you have defeated Judge Bergan at the top of Mt Bur-Omisace (but which is an extremely difficult fight that should be completed later on in the game).

Zeromus Esper Crystal cinematic

Shemhazai, the Whisperer
A non-optional Esper that is fought in the Ancient City of Giruvegan as you leave the Great Crystal.

Shemhazai Esper Crystal cinematic

Chaos, Walker of the Wheel
Completing the Three Medallions side quest to gain access to the final chamber of the Necrohol of Nabudis to fight Chaos, an optional Esper.

Chaos Esper Crystal cinematic

Hashmal, Bringer of Order
Another non-optional Esper that is fought at the top of the Pharos of Ridorana.

Hashmal Esper Crystal cinematic

Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud
Famfrit is fought during the regular story when you encounter Doctor Cid in the Pharos of Ridorana.

Famfrit Esper Crystal cinematic

Ultima, the High Seraph
An optional Esper that can be fought after completing the events at the Ancient City of Giruvegan by returning to the Great Crystal, although it should be saved until later as it is a very difficult fight.

Ultima Esper Crystal cinematic

Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts
The last optional Esper and the most powerful one. The battle to obtain Zodiark in the Henne Mines is extremely difficult.

Zodiark Esper Crystal cinematic