Photon as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Photon (フォトン Foton?) is a recurring Light-elemental spell in the Tales series. It has a Dark-elemental counterpart named Dark Sphere.

Arte Description and History

Originally, Photon appears as a shining glyph on the enemy, which then explodes to deal Light-elemental damage. In some games, it takes the form of streaks of light clustering together and then exploding multiple times.

In Tales of Symphonia, Raine Sage learns this spell as her first damaging attack, and it eventually branches off to allow her to learn her higher-leveled attack spells, Ray, a "Technical"-branch arte, and Holy Lance, its "Strike"-based counterpart. It is the basis for many Compound Special Attacks involving Raine, such as Photon Tempest and Photon Blast. In the sequel, Raine uses this arte to save Emil Castagnier when he is being attacked by the "Gerichtslinde". Jade Curtiss can use this spell in Tales of the Abyss by using Energy Blast within a fully-charged Wind or Light FOF Circle.


Photon as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles


Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Light (mid): attack a target with converging blasts of light."[1]

Localized Quote: "Light! Photon!"

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Quote: 煌きよ意を示せ、フォトン!
Romanized Quote: Kirameki yo, i o shimese. Foton!
Localized Quote: "O brilliance, show your wrath... Photon!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Magic: Attack one enemy with focused light."

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Localized Description: "Light (mid): Attack the enemy with converging blasts of light."[2]

User: Marta Lualdi
Localized Quote: "O Brilliance, reveal your destruction... Photon!"

User: Raine Sage
Localized Quote: "Light! Photon!"

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Quote: "O power that tries souls, shine... Photon!"

Tales of the Rays

Localized Description: "An arte that damages foes with a small explosion of light."


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