One thing that a lot of FFX players (including myself) struggle with is nailing the Jecht Shot on the boat so that you can gain the ability for Blitzball matches thereafter.
There is a knack to it, and once you know how to do it you should be able to execute it first time with ease. Read on to learn how to do the Jecht Shot.
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How to do the Jecht Shot
Step 1 – Get to the S.S. Winno
The S.S. Winno is the ship that takes Tidus and the others to Luca after first visiting the Kilika Temple. Just by following the main quest you’ll end up here, so you don;t need to worry about going out of your way to find it.
Step 2 – Interact with the Blitzball
When you are free to move around the ship, you’ll notice a blitzball lying still on the deck. Approach it and interact with it to initiate a cutscene.
The flashback in the cutscene shows Jecht mocking Tidus for not being able to perform the Jecht Shot. Tidus decides that now is the moment to rectify this, and tries to master his father’s signature move. This is where you come into it.
Step 3 – Execute the Jecht Shot
The tip to getting the Jecht Shot right is to coordinate the D-pad with the direction of the memory as it appears on the screen. For example, if “You can’t do it, kid” appears in the bottom left of the screen, press down and left on the D-pad whilst also hitting X. If a memory appears in the center of the screen, just press X without any direction.
Do this for as many memories appear on the screen, and Tidus will complete the sequence and finally learn the Jecht Shot. You’ll know if you hit the memory correctly as it will flash brightly and then disappear. After you’ve learnt the move, you can use it to devastating effect in future Blitzball matches.
Can you learn the Jecht Shot if you fail on the boat?
If you didn’t manage to do the Jecht Shot on your first trip to Luca, don’t worry. Fortunately, there is a way to get the Jecht Shot even if you fail the execution on the first try on the boat. The bad news, though, is that you’ll have to wait until you have control of the airship towards the end of the game.
Once you do have control of the ship, fly to Kilika and go to the ferry terminal. Jump on a ferry towards Luca and go interact with the ball on the ship’s deck. You can repeat as many times as necessary until you finally manage to execute it right, so don’t worry about failing it again.
How do you get Jecht Shot 2
To learn Jecht Shot 2, you must be at least level 16 and you must also have learned Tidus’ third key tech and the Anti-Venom ability. If you meet this criteria, the Jecht Shot 2 has a chance of being the 1st place prize in any Blitzball tournaments that you enter.
Jecht Shot 2 is a powerful ability to use in Blitzball matches as it has the ability to knock 3 players away en route to goal.
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