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The only way to farm White Magic Spheres is by bribing Dark Flans, found in Mt. Gagazet and along the Zanarkand Ruins. Bribe them with 320,000 gil for x2 spheres.
Bribe in FFX works based on the fiend’s HP. So if you can get a Dark Flan below 75% of its max HP, then the required bribe amount drops to 256,000 gil.
But if you encounter one and immediately want to bribe it to farm quickly, then you’ll need to use a minimum of 320,000 gil each time to get the White Magic Spheres.
If you want to learn more about how bribe works then this page should provide plenty of info.
White Magic Sphere Uses
White Magic Spheres are chiefly used to activate any already-activated White Magic node on the sphere grid.
They behave exactly like Black Magic Spheres, but for magic of a different color.
For example, if Yuna has already learned Cura, any other character can use a White Magic Sphere to learn it as well – and without having to move to its location on the grid. Very handy!
You can also use White Magic Spheres to customize Magic +10% onto a weapon, which boosts a character’s magic stat by that amount. You’ll only need x1 White Magic Sphere to customize this Auto-Ability, once per weapon.
And Rikku can use her Overdrive to Mix White Magic Spheres into a few useful combinations. Here’s a few that stand out:
Hyper Mana (Mana Tablet + White Magic Sphere): Doubles a character’s Max MP as well as applying Focus.
Final Phoenix (Phoenix Down + White Magic Sphere): Revives all KO’d party members with full HP.
Super Elixir (Al Bhed Potion + White Magic Sphere): Restores the party to full HP and MP and cleanses all bad status ailments.
Are White Magic Spheres Worth Farming?
Yes, but only for a few specific purposes.
If you’re not planning to do the endgame superbosses, and if you have a bunch of extra gil heading into the final part of the game, then a White Magic Sphere or two can be helpful to teach some beneficial magic to a few extra characters.
If you are looking to defeat every challenge in FFX, then White Magic Spheres can be helpful in incrementally climbing the power ladder and getting your party strong enough. But if you’re just looking to max out stats, there are better ways to go about it.
That said, these spheres are a great tool between entering the endgame and grinding 99 AP with Don Tonberry.
Beyond those use cases, your time is probably better spent elsewhere, depending on what your goals are.