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Tidal Wave (ToD PSX)

Tidal Wave as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PSX).

Tidal Wave (タイダルウェイブ / タイダルウェーブ Taidaruweibu / Taidaruweebu?) is a classic spell in the Tales series, typically appearing as a powerful Water-element spell.

Arte Description and History[]

In most earlier games, this spell creates a tidal wave that originates from the background, which grows in size as it moves closer to the battlefield to engulf all enemies. Later games that feature 3D gameplay reinterpret the design of this spell as a swirling vortex of water that covers most, if not all, of the battlefield, rapidly damaging enemies wherever they stand within the vortex. In Tales of Legendia, it instead appears as two torrents of water that surround and trap an enemy, followed by a bigger, stronger one that aims at its target. It is Shirley Fennes's final Crystal Eres and the strongest Sea-elemental Eres.

In Tales of Symphonia, Tidal Wave can be obtained by Genis Sage, derived from Spread after achieving its mastery, but only if he is focused on the Technical branch of arte progression. This spell has no direct Strike counterpart, although it indirectly replaces Atlas due to the latter spell's progression from Aqua Laser, the Strike counterpart of Spread. If Tidal Wave is used with Ray in a Unison Attack, it will form Prism Stars.

In Tales of the Rays, this arte is also Dark-elemental and Plume Dhaos's version alters into Catastrophe Wave when used as the fourth or later action in a chain. In Tales of Crestoria this arte has 50% chance to inflict Dispel to all enemies for two turns.

In Tales of Asteria, Master of Elements, Act 18, Chronos can call the fractured Rowen to use this arte under the name Rowen? no "Tidal Wave" (ローエン?の「タイダルウェイブ」?).


Tidal Wave (ToS)

Tidal Wave as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Original Titles

Tidal Wave (ToV)

Tidal Wave as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Crossover Titles

Fan-Translated Names[]

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes[]

Tidal Wave (ToCrestoria)

Tidal Wave as it appears in Tales of Crestoria

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)[]

Japanese Description: 水系攻撃呪文お一つ。敵の周りに洪水を生じさせる
Romanized Description: Mizu-kei kougeki jumon no hitotsu. Teki no mawari ni kouzui wo shouji saseru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Creates a huge tsunami to crush the enemies."[1]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)[]

Japanese Description: 敵の周りに洪水を生じさせる
Localized Description: "Engulfs the enemy in a giant tidal wave."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)[]

Localized Description: "A water-based attack spell that creates a flood around enemies."[3]

Tales of Symphonia[]

Japanese Description: 大洪水を発生させる水系上級魔術
Localized Description: "Water (advanced): a great flood that attacks all enemies in its path."

User: Genis Sage
Japanese Quote: 聡明たる波濤よ 戦禍となりて 厄を飲み込め! タイダルウェイブ!
Romanized Quote: Soumei taru hatou yo, senka to narite, yaku wo nomikome! Taidaruweibu!
Translated Quote: "Wave full of wisdom, swallow the misfortune done by the ravages of war! Tidal Wave!"
Localized Quote: "Form a torrential vortex and engulf the evil spirits... Tidal Wave!"[4]

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut[]

Japanese Description: 大津波を発生させ、敵を飲み込む晶術。
Translated Description (Life Bottle Productions): "Creates a huge tsunami to engulf foes."

User: Rutee Katrea
Japanese Quote: 飲み込め!タイダルウェイブ!!
Romanized Quote: Nomikome! Taidaruweibu!!
Translated Quote: "Swallow! Tidal Wave!!"

User: Philia Felice
Japanese Quote: 水よ!タイダルウェイブ!

Tales of Legendia[]

Japanese Description: 巨大な水柱を作り出し、敵を飲み込む古代上級呪文。
Localized Description: "Ancient High: A great flood attacks all in its path."[5]

Japanese Quote: 蒼き海よ。汝が代行者と認めるならば、我に汝の声、聞かせん!タイダルウェーブ!!
Localized Quote: "Great will of the ocean, verily if thou deemest me thy proxy, then let all hear thy marvelous voice! Tidal Wave!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology[]

Localized Description: "Magic: Cause a massive flood."

Tales of Destiny 2 (PSP)[]

User: Philia
Japanese Quote: いきます!タイダルウェイブ!

Tales of Innocence R[]

Japanese Description: 大洪水を発生させる術

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World[]

Japanese Description: 大洪水を発生させる水系上級魔術
Localized Description: "Water (high): Create a massive flood."[6]

Japanese Quote: 大洪水を発生させる水系上級魔術
Localized Quote: "Pelagic surges, form a torrential vortex and engulf the evil spirits... Tidal Wave!"

Tales of Vesperia[]

Japanese Description: 大津波を引き寄せ全てを押し流す 広範囲を攻撃できる上級魔術
Localized Description: "Advanced Spell: Draw forth a massive wave to wipe out enemies in a wide range."

Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 狂気と強欲の水流、旋嵐の如く逆巻く!タイダルウェイブ!
Translated Quote: "Current of madness and greed, storm and surge! Tidal Wave!"
Localized Quote: "O mad and greedy waters, rise up and storm the very heavens... Tidal Wave!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
User: Rita Mordio
Japanese Quote: 以下省略!タイダルウェイブ!
Romanized Quote: Ika shouryaku! Taidaruweibu!
Translated Quote: "Briefly abbreviated! Tidal Wave!"
Localized Quote: "Blah blah blah! Tidal Wave!"

Tales of Xillia[]

Japanese Description: 巨大な渦潮を発生させ、全てを飲み込む奥義。
Localized Description: "An arcane arte that creates a giant eddy, swallowing everything."

User: Rowen J. Ilbert
Japanese Quote: 精霊交響曲!タイダルウェイブ!
Romanized Quote: Seirei koukyoukyoku! Taidaru Weibu!
Translated Quote: "Symphony Spirit! Tidal Wave!"
Localized Quote: "Symphony of Spirits! Tidal Wave!"

Tales of Xillia 2[]

User: Rutee
Japanese Quote: 飲み込め!タイダルウェイブ!!
Romanized Quote: Nomikome! Taidaruweibu!!
Translated Quote: "Swallow! Tidal Wave!!"
Localized Quote: "Fall! Tidal Wave!"

Tales of the Rays[]

User: Shirley Fennes, Rita Mordio
Japanese Description: 大渦を発生させて敵全体を攻撃する術

User: Shirley Fennes
Japanese Quote: 蒼き力よ。タイダルウェイブ!

User: Plume Dhaos
Japanese Description:


Japanese Quote: 飲み込まれるがいい。タイダルウェイブ!

Tales of Arise[]

Japanese Description: 大津波で敵を飲み込む水属性の上級術
Localized Description: "An advanced water arte that swallows foes up with a giant wall of water."

User: Rinwell
Japanese Quote: 森羅に逆巻くは 滾り踊る騎虎の滴!タイダルウェーブ!
Localized Quote: "The waters of creation... Dance, immortal droplets! Tidal Wave!"

User: Vholran Igniseri
Japanese Quote: 貴様にはこいつをくれてある。飲まれろう!