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Negative Gate as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Negative Gate (ネガティブゲイト / ネガティブゲート Negatibugeito?) is a recurring magic arte in the Tales series that is frequently of the Dark element.

Arte Description and History

Negative Gate as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

In most of its appearances, the spell creates a sphere of dark energy that damages enemies. In Tales of Xillia, Tales of Xillia 2, and Tales of Crestoria, the move manifests as a black cloud emerging from a violet portal opening under the enemy, from which tendrils of darkness also emerge and wave around to damage nearby opponents. This appearance has been made its own arte in Tales of Berseria, known as Void Mire.

In Tales of Destiny 2, it is possible for Judas and Harold Berselius to extend the spell to Evil Sphere. In Tales of the Abyss, if it is used in a fully-charged Fire or Light FOF Circle, it becomes Crimson Riot. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Negative Gate is an arte available to Richter Abend, along with monsters that can learn it from the "Shadow's Walk" item. Negative Gate can also be used by Dark-elemental monsters during the first movement Unison Attack. In Tales of Hearts, if Kunzite is using this spell for a combination arte with Ines Lorenzen's Bulle Blade, they will use Noire Perle instead. If he uses it with Beryl Benito's Aqua Geyser, Absolute will be used, and if used with Beryl's Ground Dasher, Gravity.

In Tales of Vesperia, Rita Mordio can learn this arte from ciphering the notes originally belonging to Judith's father, Hermes. In these notes, Rita discovers a formula that Hermes developed to destroy his blastia in case they ever got out of control.


Negative Gate as it appears in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

Original Titles

Negative Gate as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

Crossover Titles


Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Negative Gate as it appears in Tales of Crestoria.

Tales of Destiny 2

Japanese Description: 敵の動きを封じ込める魔空間を引き出す中級晶術

Tales of Rebirth

Japanese Description: 異空間の扉を開く空間導術。

User: Mao
Japanese Quote: 歪められし扉、今開かれん!ネガティブゲイト!
Romanized Quote: Yugamerareshi tobira, ima hirakaren! Negative Gate!
Translated Quote: "O twisted door of distortion, open wide! Negative Gate!"[2]

User: Geyorkias
Japanese Quote: 貪欲なる闇に引き裂かれるが良い!
Romanized Quote: Donkyounaru yami ni hikisakareru ga yoi!
Translated Quote: "Be torn apart by this greedy darkness!"[2]

User: Zilva
Japanese Quote: 我が術の前にひれ伏せ!

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 敵の動きを閉じ込める魔空間を引き起こす中級譜術。
Localized Description: "Mid: Create a dark void that seals the enemy's movement."[3]

User: Anise Tatlin
Japanese Quote: 歪められし扉、今開かれん!ネガティブゲイト!
Romanized Quote: Yugamerareshi tobira, ima hirakaren! Negatibugeito!
Translated Quote: "Twisted door, open now! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "O twisted door of distortion, open wide! Negative Gate!"

User: Arietta
Japanese Quote: 歪められし扉よ、開け!ネガティブゲイト!
Romanized Quote: Yugamerareshi tobira yo, hirakare. Negatibugeito!
Translated Quote: "Twisted door, open! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "O twisted door, open wide! Negative Gate!"

User: Van
Localized Quote: Suffer! Negative Gate!

Tales of Innocence

Japanese Description: 敵の動きを封じ込める魔空間を引き出す術

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: 敵の動きを封じ込める魔空間を引き出す 闇系中級魔術

Japanese Quote: 歪められし扉、今開かれん、ネガティブゲイト!
Localized Quote: "O twisted doors of distortion, open wide... Negative Gate!"

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Description: 敵の動きを封じ込める、魔空間を引き出す 中級魔術。ヘルメスが遺した術式
Localized Description: "Intermediate Spell: Bring forth an evil dimension that blocks enemy movement."

Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 貪欲の暗塊ここに下り、邪を打ち砕かん!ネガティブゲイト!
Translated Quote: "Avaricious dark mass, descend here and crush the wicked! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "Come forth, O avaricious netherworld, and crush the evil before me... Negative Gate!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Localized Quote: "Ready?! Negative Gate!"

Tales of Hearts

Japanese Description: 地の底から表れる、黒く冷たい空間で 目標を捕縛する術。

User: Beryl Benito
Japanese Quote: 闇より怖〜い女の沈黙!ネガティブゲイト!

User: Kunzite
Japanese Quote: 目標捕捉、虚念術展開!ネガティブゲイト!

Tales of Xillia

Japanese Description: 闇の門を開き、異空間へ引きずり込む精霊術。ティポON時は引力が上がる。
Localized Description: "A portal opens to pull those unfortunate into the deadly void. Its pull grows stronger when Teepo is ON."

Teepo ON:
Japanese Quote: 湧き出でよ、闇の腕!ネガティブゲイト!
Romanized Quote: Waki ideyo, yami no kaina! Negatibugeito!
Translated Quote: "Come and gush forth, arms of darkness! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "Unleash claws of darkness. Negative Gate!"

Teepo OFF:

Japanese Quote:

Elize: 湧き出でよ
Teepo: 脇役の手!
Both: ネガティブゲイト!

Romanized Quote:

Elize: Waki ideyo
Teepo: Wakiyaku no te!
Both: Negatibugeito!

Translated Quote:

Elize: "Come and gush forth!"
Teepo: "Supporting hands!"
Elize: "Negative Gate!"

Localized Quote:

Elize: "Unleash..."
Teepo: "Ready?"
Elize: "Negative Gate!"

Tales of Hearts R

Japanese Description: 地の底から表れる、黒く冷たい空間で 目標を捕縛する中級術
Localized Description: "An arte for adepts that condemns the enemy to suffer in a vacuum of blackness."

User: Beryl Benito
Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 闇念もわ〜ん! ネガティブゲイト!

User: Kunzite
Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 闇念収束 ネガティブゲイト!

Tales of Xillia 2

Japanese Description: 闇の門を開き、異空間へ引きずり込む精霊術。ティポON時は引力強化。空中でショックスフィアに変化。

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 闇の門を開き敵を引きずり込む術

User: Kunzite
Japanese Quote: 思念力充填。ネガティブゲイト!

User: Anise Tatlin
Japanese Quote: 歪められし扉!ネガティブゲイト!

Tales of Arise

Localized Description: "A beginner dark arte that summons a jet black orb that pulls enemies towards it."

User: Dohalim il Qaras
Localized Quote: "Beckoned into everlasting darkness. Negative Gate!"


  1. Funimation subtitles
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tales of Rebirth Spell Incantations Taleslations Retrieved on 2017-01-14.
  3. Tales of the Abyss (PS2) FAQ/Walkthrough by Gray Fox GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2009-06-20.