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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

Photon as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

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 used by Sara in Tales of the Rays.

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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Description: 収束する光で敵一体を攻撃する 光系中級魔術
Localized Description: "Light (mid): attack a target with converging blasts of light."[1]

Japanese Quote: 光よ!フォトン!
Romanized Quote: Hikari yo! Foton!
Localized Quote: "Light! Photon!"

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 光の粒子を一点に集め 幾度もの爆発を起こして敵を攻撃する譜術。

Japanese Quote: 煌きよ意を示せ、フォトン!
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

Japanese Description: 爆発する光で対象となる敵を攻撃する下級魔術
Localized Description: "Novice Spell: Attack enemy with an explosion of light."

Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 煌めいて 、魂揺の力!フォトン!
Localized Quote: "O power that tries souls, shine... Photon!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 行きます!フォトン!
Localized Quote: "Light! Photon!"

Tales of Innocence R

User: Kongwai Tao
Japanese Quote: 光よ! !
Romanized Quote: Hikari yo! Foton!
Translated Quote: Light! Photon!

Tales of Hearts R

Localized Description: "An entry-level arte that bombards the target with particles of light."

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Quote: 小さな光の爆発で敵を攻撃する術
Localized Description: "An arte that damages foes with a small explosion of light."

User: Mileena Weiss
Japanese Quote: 浄化せよ!フォトン!
Romanized Quote: Jooka seyo! Foton!
Translated Quote: "Purify! Photon!"

User: Estelle
Japanese Quote: 煌めいて!フォトン!