Hey guys! So here is a super helpful hint that probably not many ppl thought of, when you are battling Ixion and Ifrit, and you have to do the monster thing for Ifrit, and the pedastal thing for Ixion, this is what you do:First, with Ifrit,do the thing with the blue flames and such, and when you get to the wall of flames, defeat the 2 guys there, and before you go into the Chamber of the Fayth, retrace your steps until you get back to the beggining of the CLoister, and ride the platform up, and then go back to the save point and SAVE! Now if you don't beat Ifrit the first or second time or whtever, you now don't have to do the monster/flame thing again! For Ixion, same concept, do the exact same thing, and before you go up the steps in trials, again go back and SAVE and now you can try again and again and you don't have to do the pedastal thing ever again!
Super super helpful, have fun! Hope this helps!