Dark Cloud - Platform: Playstation 2
Demon Shaft dungeon
After completing the game, you will be prompted to save. After saving,
reload your game,
and a new location will appear on the world map. It is the Demon Shaft, an
extremely hard dungeon, with 100 floors.
Defeating Black Pendragon
When fighting the Black Pendragon at the end of the Demon Shaft, only attack
with one hit then retreat. If you attempt a combo he will counter and cause
your sword, no matter how powerful,
to instantly break. Save immediately before you attempt to battle him, to
avoid losing any precious weapons such as a Chronicle Sword.
Defeating Dark Genie
Note: It is recommended that you max out your Ultimate Weapons' stats before
confronting this Boss.
The Dark Genie's first form has a variety of attacks. One of them is an
energy beam that can instantly kill a character. To dodge this attack, you
need to constantly be on the move. Its other attacks are fairly easy
to dodge. Start out with Toan and try to dodge the hand. Look and see what
color of the eye on the hand is. For example, if the color is yellow, you
would use Thunder as the element for your weapon. Go to your weapons menu
and make the needed adjustments. You will need to do so several
After enough damage has been done, the Dark Genie will change its attack
pattern. It will no longer use the hand attack. Instead, it will stand up
and blast energy beams. Switch to Xiao and use her sling shot. Lock
on to Genie's head and fire. Be sure to keep on moving around the platform
to dodge its attack. The Dark Genie's second form is much bigger but its
attacks are almost the same. The target now is the bright orb that sticks of
his mouth. Use Toan and apporach it and attack. Back away as he attacks,
then repeat. Watch out for the two monsters that Genie calls out, however
it is not required to kill them.
Stock up on Revival, Stand-In and Repair powders. It makes the battle easier
if you find some Stamina Potions. Save the game, then go to the Dark Genie's
lair. There are three important sounds you must listen to in order to figure
out what attack the Dark Genie is doing. One is a "Hah" sound, which indicates
he is using his wings to make an unblockable wind that causes major damage.
Switch to the player with the highest defense. The second sound is a "Yar",
which indicates his hand attack. Use the strongest weapon and set its
attribute to "None". This causes a lot of damage, especially if you drink a
Stamina Potion. The hands are easy to dodge; just run back and forth along
the back wall. After you defeat his hands the third sound will happen.
It sounds like "Her". When you hear this, run away from where he is aiming
his instant killing energy beam and
do a charge up Holy Shot with Ruby. Stamina potions help a lot here. Make
sure to run around near the Dark
Genie's pit this time. After you defeat him, you will meet his second form.
This is extremely easy . It is easier if
you have a Drans Feather or two. He has two helpers that do not require that
much attention. He will shoot a
instant killing energy beam which can be hard to dodge if you let his
helpers get in your way. After he rests his
head, move in for the kill. Use a strong sword with the Holy attribute. Run
in and slash once and retreat,
because he does an energy pound that chases you. Run away then quickly run
back in and slash again.
Repeat the tactic to defeat him quicker. If his helpers get in your way, run
all the way to the back and lead
them there. Then, get ready to press the attack on the Dark Genie again
until he dies.
To defeat the first boss, Dran, run around the area and shoot him with
Xiao's slingshot. As soon as you hit him,
run up and attack him with your sword. Repeat this until he dies. Depending
on the strength of your sword, this
could take a long time.
Change to Xiao, then run around the edge (the part that does not crack) and
shoot him. Then, switch to Toan and
hit him with your sword. You may want to spend some time building up Toan's
sword before you face Dran.
Use Toan to run around the arena as Dran makes the holes. When there are a
lot of holes, switch to Xiao and
lock onto Dran. Wait for him to fly over one of the holes. When he gets over
one, shoot him with the sling shot.
This will cause him to fall down a hole and take a lot of damage without you
having to risk your health by attacking
Go into the Divine Beast Cave and get around 2500 Gilda. Next, go back up to
the Odd Gaffer's Buggy and buy
twenty or thirty bombs.Go back down to Dran and have Xiao shoot his
underbelly to get him to land. If you shoot
him in the face, he lands and attacks with a type of headbutt. Once Dran is
on the ground, have your character throw
bombs at him repeatedly (use the "Ready Items" at the top of the screen)
until he flies back up. Repeat this until he is
One of the easiest ways to defeat Dran without getting hurt is to use Xiao
the entire time. Get over three Repair
Powders for her slingshot before you go into the Divine Beast Cave. A Steel
Slingshot +3 also helps, but is not
required. When the fight begins, switch from Toan to Xiao. Put the target
lock on Dran and do not take it off.
This is crucial to not get hit. Target lock Dran and hit him in the face
with the slingshot. He will charge you, but you
will have plenty of time to get out of the way. By the time he lands your
slingshot should be ready to go again, and
you will hit Dran in the face (since you are target locked on him and know
exactly where he is). Repeat this until he
dies/snaps out of his trance.
Defeating Ice Queen Saia
Buy about fifteen Fire Gems from Joker's Store in Queens. If you need money,
sell fishing bait. When the battle starts,
use a Drans Feather to get very close to her while trying to avoid her
shots. When you are close enough to her, get a
lock and just keep tossing the gems at her. It is best if you can keep her
trapped in a corner.
At the start of the battle, run back towards the door and switch to Xiao
(easier to control) and get behind either of the
pillars that are closest to the door. Lock on to the Ice Queen and get
behind the pillar so that you cannot see her.
The Ice Queen's Icy Blasts cannot hit you as long as you are behind one of
those pillars. Take one or two steps out
from behind the pillar after you see a bluish cloud, and attack with Xiao.
Then, dodge back to your hiding place. If it
says "No Effect" then switch to Ruby (make sure Ruby's weapon Attribute is
on Fire) and repeat the same thing you
did with Xiao. Then, switch back to Xiao, you can attack about five times
before it says "No Effect". Once again,
switch to Ruby and attack once. Keep repeating this attack pattern and you
will defeat the Queen while remaining
completely uninjured. If you get frozen, switch characters quickly -- the
frozen character will sometimes break free.
If a fireball shoots down, switch characters and run -- the fire ball will
When the battle begins, use a Dran's Feather and get very close to her.
Attack with a powerful sword and retreat.
If your sword is strong enough, it will immediately break La Saia's shield.
Next, attack with Ruby until she raises
the shield then attack with Toan again. Keeping this attack pattern will
defeat the Queen very quickly.
Note: Make sure you take Cheeses and Throbbing Cherries, and set your
weapon's attribute on Fire.
This Boss has a large amount of health, so use Goro if possible because he
has a very high attack. It also helps if he
has the Holy Judgment Hammer. Also have a lot of fire gems (at least 20 or
30). Start by attacking with Goro or a
character with a high attack and break her ice shield. Then, attack her with
Ruby;s Fire attribute attack. After you do
this, her ice shield will reappear normally after doing a move that does a
fair amount of damage in a big circle. It is easy
to avoid, but sometimes it is faster to just take the damage. Repeat this
using fire gems when you can. After doing this
about fifteen or more times (depending on your attack) she will be defeated.
Also have a lot of Cheese, Rival Powder,
Repair Powder, and Stand In Powder for the battle.
Use Goro for the entire time. Select Goro's Battle Ax, keep attacking the
big ape, and trap him against the edge
of the battlefield. He will eventually die.
Use Toan and your strongest sword. You can also try this with the Wise Owl
Sword with damage of 55, which is the
maximum. Run towards him -- do not hang back and let him shoot the seeds at
you. Get him to swing at you and
evade the blow. When he becomes dizzy, run in, charge one blink (so Toan
will do his jumping slash) and attack.
His weak spot is his head, although it is not targeted when pressing Circle.
He has around 500HP.
When fighting Masterutan, he will sometimes bounce away from you and eat
some fruit. After he eats this, he will turn
and spit seeds at you. Instead of trying to avoid them by running, hold R1
to block his attack. Your character will raise
their weapon and block all the shots.
Before you fight him, make sure you have plenty of Repair Powders. When you
first go in, use Toan to block
the seeds that Masterutan will spit at you. Get close to him and switch to
Xiao. Target Masterutan and keep him
in target lock. Hit him about three or four times with your slingshot and
move out of the way. Keep doing this and
he will eventually die/snap out of his trance. You may also choose to move
Xiao while hitting him with the slingshot,
but this seems to result in a lot of "no effect" hits.
Use either Toan or Osmond. As the Minotaur runs around the arena, barrels
will start to fall. The Minotaur will
pick up a barrel and start drinking. Run towards him and attack, then
retreat. Repeat this process and avoid his
charge attacks for an easy victory. Note: The barrels count as Stamina
Drinks to the Minotaur, so do not let him
finish drinking, or one attack will probably kill you.
Switch to Osmond and when the Minotaur picks up a wine barrel and drinks it,
get close to him, switch to Toan,
and attack. Keep doing this until he is dead.
As soon as the battle starts, switch to your strongest character. When the
Minotaur begins to grab a barrel and drink,
get as close as you can and attack. Only do this once or he will knock you
back. Repeat this until he is dead.
Take out Ungaga and when the Minotaur chases you, lock on but back off. Lead
him into a barrel, and before he
finishes drinking it, attack him. Back off and lead him into another barrel.
Repeat this tactic until he dies.
Stock up on Repair Powders and swing away.
Defeating the Sun Moon Temple Boss
First, use Ungaga to clear the dark wind around him, then switch to Toan and
hit with a charge attack. Repeat for
about fifteen to twenty times. This Boss is extremely easy.
When you fight a Rockonoff in the first dungeon, use Xiao and any slingshot.
Keep your distance from it with
Dran's Feather. When you get far enough, press R2 to go into first person
view and start shooting.
It will not move if you position yourself correctly.
Successfully complete every level up to the Gallery Of Time then return to
any either of the first two levels.
No damage will be done to you when someone attacks. You will loose life only
when you go to back levels
and when you get poisoned.
When fighting a Boss, use Xiao with Steve. Steve will talk and give hints on
how to defeat the Bosses.
Information in this section was contributed by hacker_bing.
You can sell fishing bait and useless items such as Bombs, Fire Gems, Ice
Gems, etc. However, fishing
bait sells for more money.
After completing the Sunken Ship and getting all City Pieces, go to the Fish
Shop. Buy the Flapping Fish
and an Ice Cube. Use the map and go to Sunken Ship level 1. Run around until
you find the entrance to the
back floors. Use the Flapping Fish when you find the entrance. A big fish
will appear. Get in the fish -- press
X when next to him, and choose the option to get in. Once you get to the
back floors, all or almost all treasures
will be gems. You can either use them for attachments or sell them. This can
repeated as many times as needed.
When you die in the dungeon without stand in powder, you have to pay half of
your money. To prevent this,
just use your money to buy gold bullion. They cost 1,000 and you can sell
them for 1,000.
If you have over 10,000 in gilda or bullion, step in a vortex and you get
will get "increased money".
Your gilda will increase by 10,000.
Go to the first floor of the Divine Beast Cave and kill some monsters. Use
Xiao with her Bandit Slingshot.
Sometimes, you will get a Crysknife, or a similar weapon. Get money by
killing monsters and selling fishing bait
Go to Muska Racka pond in Muska Rucka village. Wait until dawn and begin
fishing. Use the poisonous apple
as bait. Doing so will allow you to catch a Mardan Garayan most of the time.
These fish easily give 200 to 500
FP. Once you catch one, choose the "Exchange FP" option. Buy a Mighty
Healing, which costs 15 FP. Next,
sell a Mighty Healing to any shop and get 150 gilda. Stock up on poisonous
apples at Lana's Shop in Queens.
Likewise, if you catch a Mardan Garayan and get 300 FP, you can buy 20
Mighty Healing, which will give you
up to 3000 gilda once you sell them. Use only poisonous apples because only
Mardan Garayans go for them.
You can also fish at the waterfall in Matataki Villiage at night.
Once you get to or past the Sunken Ship, go to the Fish Shop. buy the
Flapping Fish and an Ice Cube. Go to
the Sunken Ship level 14 find the "?" mark on the map. Use the Flapping Fish
to get to the back area of level 14.
There are 8 monsters each that give 24 EXP -- A total of 192 EXP each time
you enter the level. You do not
have to leave the dungeon once you have defeated all the monsters. Just go
back to level 14 and return to the
level 14 back area and they will appear again. If you have a new weapon that
you want to build up, switch to
another character that is more powerful. Get the monster's HP low, then
switch to that new weapon and kill
with one hit. Your new weapon will get the EXP.
Hint: Easy battles
Find a shop that has bombs (for example, the first shop in Norune Village).
Ask the person that is running the
shop if you can shop there. Trade in all fish bait and sword gems (Garnet,
Sea, Pearl, Ruby, Diamond). Buy as
many bombs, water, and bread as possible. Go to any dungeon and put nine
bombs in one pouch. When you
see a monster, lock on and throw it. Most monsters take one bomb, but the
big Mimic takes two or three.
Repeat this to all monsters in all floors of the dungeons and it will be a
lot easier, especially when you can
only use a certain character on some floors.
For a good amount of Abs, find a group of Sun Dews and go into the back area
of the Wise Owl Forest:
Level 10. The Werewolves there give 24 Abs for each kill.
When fighting the Werewolves to build up your weapons, equip a strong weapon
that can kill the Werewolves
in two or three hits and does not get damaged in the process. As you score
the last hit that kills the Werewolf,
quickly press Triangle. Equip the weak weapon you are trying to build up and
exit out of the menus.
The werewolf should turn gray, drop to the ground, and disappear. The weaker
weapon you equipped will get
the 24 Abs without having to land a blow or take any damage. Switch back to
your powerful weapon and repeat.
The best way to upgrade a weapon is in the back floor of DemonShaft on 21.
They result in 40 Abs for each kill.
This is very useful when upgrading Toan.
Get a very strong sword (for example, Chronicle, Seventh Heaven, etc.).
Then, kill an enemy and while it is fading,
change to a weak sword. It will gain the Abs instead of the strong sword.
To quickly power up lower level weapons, slay an enemy with a different arm.
Before the enemy body vanishes,
switch to the weapon you wish to enhance. the experience will be issued to
the weapon that is currently equipped.
The harder the foe, the more experience you will receive.
Switch to a strong character and attack an enemy, but do not kill it. When
the enemy's health is very low, switch
to a weaker character and kill it. The weaker character will get the Abs
instead of the stronger character.
Note: You may want to do this in the Moon Sea, Gallery of Time, or the Demon
Decrease Abs Limited Zones can get very annoying, especially when your
weapon is near upgrade. However,
there is a way to avoid this. When you kill an enemy, immediately before his
body disappears and you lose the
Abs, switch to an ally. Neither the person who killed the monster, nor the
ally, will lose any Abs.
Go to Queens, buy a fish, then go to the shipwreck. Access the back floors
and open the treasure chests to
get useful gems and attachments very easily. Make sure you buy an Ice and
put it next to the fish so that it
does not go bad when you use it to get in the back floors.
Use a bomb to destroy a monster. It will give you an attachment that repels
the monster's type.
If you buy bombs and throw them at the enemy in the first floor of the
Divine Beast Cave you will get attachments.
You can keep or sell them. This is a way to get easy money.
If you do not build Old Gaffer's Buggy, you may still get free items from
the mayor and build your weapons up
very high to get ready for the second village, Matataki Village. Note: This
will take some time, but is worth the
When you get low on health and your sword is about to break, from the Divine
Beast Cave go to the mayor's
house in Norune village. He will give you some items to help you. When you
build the hag's house she will store
items for you. Get the items from the mayor and store it in the hag's house.
Keep repeating this until you are ready
for Matataki village. Note: If you build Old Gaffer's Buggy then you cannot
get any more items from the mayor.
More items in Old Gaffer's Buggy
In Norune Village, you can get more items in Old Gaffer's Buggy. To do this,
you must build Pike's house before
building Gaffer's Buggy. Then Pike will help Gaffer put up the sign, he will
not break his back, and he will have a
lot more items in the store. However, if you do not do this and Gaffer
breaks his back, his store will only contain
a few items.
When you reach Yellow Drops and are told about the Moon Sea, you can shop at
the store. You can buy Osmand's
guns before you even get Osmand as an ally. You will not have to waste more
time going all the way back and buying
them. You can buy a "Snail" and a "Jakal".
Finding treasure chests in villages
Once you are in a village, choose Georama mode and skim through the area.
You can spot treasure chests around
the area quicker this way.
When you see a big chest, walk up to it and force it open. When you guess
the trap, it is the next one down from
what the last chest was. If you guess wrong, look at the bottom of the
screen and it will say what the trap was.
Walk up to it again and when it asks you to guess, guess what it said at the
When you open a big treasure chest, guess wrong, and the trap is explosion,
run away as soon as it happens and
you will take no damage.
Easy Minions for catching Baku Bakus
Go to backfloor of Wise Owl Forest Floor 11, 13, or 14. Use Xiao with her
Bandit Slingshot. The only thing
there are treasure chests and ground diggers. Keep attacking and kill them
all. Almost all of them give you a
Minion, which are good for catching Baku Bakus worth about 30 to 60 points
apiece. You can exit the backfloor
and return without leaving the dungeon. They will be there again. Repeat
until you have a group of them. Go to
the waterfall and peanut pond to catch fish. They will usually bite very
quickly. Repeatedly pause and resume
the game to see when they bite, then press X when the game is resumed.
When you first complete a dungeon, play through it a second time and try and
get "Special Keys". These keys
provide access to "back areas" which have more difficult monsters in them,
but the have really good items.
Since you have played through the dungeon once, the difficult monsters will
be easier to defeat. This is the easiest
way to get gems. The key changes in each town/zone.
Do not be discouraged when stepping on these circles. Stepping on them will
sometimes double your money or
instantly fill up your Abs. meter.
Stepping into one of the blue mystery circles in a dungeon will cause one of
the following things to happen:
Increase your amount of money.
Decrease your amount of money.
Fill your equipped weapon's Abs.
Decrease your equipped weapon's Whp to about 10.
Fill your equipped weapon's Whp.
Decrease your equipped weapon's maximum Whp.
Increase your equipped weapon's maximum Whp.
Change the stats of your equipped weapon.
Monster is pumped with energy.
You become pumped with energy.
Building the Moon Factory
Look on page 34 in the instruction manual for a picture of how your
completed Mecha should look like.
Building it otherwise will not let you advance through the story.
To successfully win the duel at Wise Owl Forest, equip the Serpent Sword.
Note: You will acquire the sword
after connecting the Waterfall to the Tree Fairy via River. You will also
get the Battle Axe for Goro.
Cure status ailments without their specific items
All status ailments have specific cures; Poison cured by Antidote Drink, Goo
by Soap, Curse by Holy Water,
and Freeze by Throbbing Cherry. All of these can be cured by a Mighty Heal.
However, there is another way.
A bug in the game will allow status ailments to be removed from a character,
if that character is affected by
Stamina. This is a timed status which automatically disappears after a few
seconds and, when it goes, takes
any other ailments with it.
Healing with Fruits Of Eden or Gourds
When you obtain any Fruits Of Eden or Gourds, use them like healing items.
Although you will not get your
+10 life or 1 extra thirst point immediately, if used as healing items they
heal and revive thirst completely.
Fishing can be very confusing The way to do it is this, select a bait, then
cast. Get ready when a fish starts
nibbling. When the controller vibrates very hard, press X as fast as you
can. If you are lucky, Toan will bring
in a fish. If you cannot get it for a while, do not be discouraged as it is
very difficult. If a fish is nibbling and the
hook and bait disappears, press X as fast as possible.
Fishing can be very easy or very difficult. The way to fish properly is cast
your line directly in front of the fish
and wait until it nibbles. Get ready, and hold X when the floater goes under
the water. He will automatically
pull it up. If you misjudge when the floater goes underwater you will most
likely lose your bait. Just wait it out
and be sure when you are going to try to pull it in.
When fishing, what until the bobber goes under. The controller will vibrate
roughly. Quickly press X as soon
as it does. If you want to practice, fish in Queens.
Baron Garayan fish
Once you have gotten the hang of fishing, try your luck at the really rare
fish, such as at the Muska Lacka
Oasis at dusk. You can catch a Baron Garayan 127cm which is worth +655FP.
They seem to like Potato
Cakes, but it does not enable any new weapons on the FP exchange screen.
Though they are very rare, Baron Garayan can be easily identified since they
are huge, usually bigger than Toan,
but are sometimes disguised as normal-sized big fish. Netting a 246cm Baron
easily gets you 800+ FP. Finding
one is usually a problem, since when you find a big fish and toss in a
Potato Cake, chances are you will catch a
Den or Neggie. To avoid this, when you find a large sized shadow of a fish,
toss in a Gooey Peach, Throbbing
Cherry, or Bomb Nuts. See if they get interested in the bait. If they are,
reel in the bait, and move on to the next
big fish. Baron Garayans are only interested in Potato Cakes.
Marayan Garayan fish
There is a fish called Marayan Garayan which is difficult to catch. It can
be caught at the waterfall in Matataki
Village at night. You must use a Poison Apple. It can also be caught in the
oasis in Muska Racka at dusk. If it does
not appear, keep quitting and tray again. It brings in about 200 points each
Use the following trick to get around the Trap Treasure Boxes where you have
to guess the trap to open it or use
one of those Treasure Box Keys. Go to Matataki Village and fish at the
waterfall at night. Use a Poison Apple as
your bait to catch a Marayan Garayan fish. This fish look strange, but is
worth many fishing points. After you catch
this fish, the next time you encounter a Trap Treasure Box, the screen will
say, "Maraya Garayan shows the path"
and will highlight the correct trap every time. This is also helpful because
you can now sell all those Treasure Box
Keys for extra money.
Mardan Garayan sword
Catching Mardan Garayan for the first time will unlock a new sword, Mardan
Eins, in the "Exchange FP" section
of the fishing menu. To get it, you must have 2500 FP. However, building it
up is completely different. You must
catch enough Mardans for each build up. The final Mardan sword can be
maximized to be a bit stronger than the
Mardan Eins: 2500 FP
Mardan Twei: 20 Mardans caught
Arise Mardan: 15 additional catches
To get a few rubies, diamonds, opals, and others gems, go to the Sun And
Moon Temple. Get a secret path key
and go to the back area on level 16. You should get at least one gem
attachment, and the monsters are always
When you enter Dark Heaven Castle, the first time you enter Gallery Of Time
you can buy gems from the
Fairy King for 3000 Gilda each.
Catch the Marayan Garayan and exchange the points for a gem instead of
paying the Fairy King.
To get free gems, before you do any duel, save beforehand. As you duel, try
to push the button when the symbol
is on the thinner white bar. It will flash "Cool". If you get all cools, a
message will appear stating that the Fairies of
Terra rewarded you. The following are some of the gems that can be obtained.
Skeleton (Beast Cave 4): Topaz
Goro (Matatiki Village): Opal
Werewolves (Owl Forest 9): Pearl
Killer Snake (Owl Forest 9): Ruby
Free Bigbucks Hammer and Platinum Ring in Queens
Assemble King's hideout prior to assembling Jack's store. Once you get Ruby,
go to Jack's store. Ruby will get
Jack to give you a Bigbucks Hammer and a Platinum Ring for free.
Use the Chronicle sword to get the better Chronicle sword
Fighting the Black Penadragon will be easy if you have everything maxed on
the Chronicle sword. When you
defeat him, you will be awarded the Chronicle Sword 2. This new sword is
better then the first and is the best
in the game.
Buy the Wise Owl Sword and build up to the Lamb's Sword. It gets more
powerful if its WHP are low,
but gets normal when repaired.
Buy any type of bomb (bombs, bomb nuts) and go to the Sun And Moon Temple.
When you find a bomb
man, throw one of the bombs at it. You should see a bag after its
destruction. Inside should be a Mage Slayer.
Throw a Bomb Nut at a Mimic to receive a Mimic Breaker.
Steve The Slingshot
Steve the Talking Slingshot, can usually be found in about any dungeon, at
any level. However, he can be
found most often in Wise Owl Forest, in the earlier territories. Try running
through all of Wise Owl Forest
repeatedly, opening every weapons (large) chest found. This may take a
while, but it is worth it. Steve talks
whenever you are locked on to an enemy, and may tell you its weaknesses, how
cool he is, or just make funny
comments about the enemy. This also works with Bosses.
When you finish Couscous' House, take the candy that he offers you. Once you
finish Kye and Momo's House,
give them the candy. They will give you a Leaf for medicine. When you finish
Basker's House, give the Leaf to
him. He will give you some strange Powder. Give the Powder to the Chief. The
Chief will give you a Clay Doll.
Give the Clay Doll to someone in Yellow Drops. They will give you the Sun
Gem, which has +10 Attack, +10
All Elements, +3 All Anti-Creature Stats. Note: You can only get one of
Super Serpent Sword
Upgrade your initial Dagger to Dagger +11. Create a SynthSphere for it, and
attach it to the Serpent Sword.
You get the Serpent Sword after connecting water to Treant by River. Upgrade
the Serpent Sword to Serpent
Sword +4. You should get a Super Serpent Sword. Note: The sword does not
actually change its name.
Build up the weapons that have a special skill (for example, The Scorpion
and its Poison skill) until they can be
turned in to a Synthsphere. You can then give that weapon's special skill to
any other weapon you want.
For example, you can have a 7th Heaven sword with the Thirst skill, Poison s
kill, and Bandit skill.
Use the following trick to get unlimited Synthspheres. Status break the
Dagger and put it on another weapon,
such as a Bandit Slingshot. Then, upgrade the Bandit Slingshot and there
will be another dagger. Because the
Dagger is a default weapon, it cannot break or disappear. You can do this
with any other character's default
weapon. Note This trick usually is better at the start of the game because
default weapons do not give very
good stats, especially when they are status broken.
You can find Tram Oil on the first level of the Divine Beast Cave. It is in
a chest and only appears up after
repeating the level many times.
Use the Bone Rapier and Build-Up to the 7th Heaven.
Use the Wise Owl Sword and Build-Up to the Chronicle Sword.
Use the Macho Sword and Build-Up to the Sword of Zeus.
Use the Build-Up command instead of Status Break to get the best weapons in
the game. Status Breaking
will only take away 40% of your weapon's power. Use the Status Break only
when getting special abilities
for your main weapon.
If you encounter a duplicate weapon, rather than selling it, you can
actually status break your original weapon
to it. This eases the build-up process. This is very useful if you are
building up weapons with a low WHP and
Endurance, such as the Bone Rapier, Bone Slingshot, etc.
The following are the best weapons that you can acquire for your characters.
Toan: Chronicle 2
Xiao: Angel Gear
Ruby: Secret Armlet
Ungaga: Babbel's spear
Osmond: Super Nova
The following are weapons that are built up completely, but are not the best
Toan: Chronicle sword, 7th heaven, Zeus sword
Xiao: Super Steve
Goro: Tall Hammer
Ruby: Mobius ring
Ungaga: Hercules' wraith
Osmond: Star Breaker
Goro: Weapon buildup
Frozen Tuna > Turtle Shell > Battle Ax > Satan's Ax > Inferno (350 AT, 300
Frozen Tuna > Turtle Shell > Magical Hammer > Gaia Hammer > Tall Hammer
Frozen Tuna > Turtle Shell > Magical Hammer > Last Judgement > Tall Hammer
Steel Hammer > Plate Hammer > Magical Hammer > Gaia Hammer > Tall Hammer
Steel Hammer > Plate Hammer > Magical Hammer > Last Judgement > Tall Hammer
Big Bucks > Gaia Hammer > Tall Hammer (260 AT, 200 MP)
Osmond: Weapon buildup
Jackal > Blessing Gun > Skunk > Hexa Blaster > Supernova (256 AT, 128 MP)
Jackal > Blessing Gun > Snail > Hexa Blaster > Supernova
Jackal > Swallow > G Crusher > Star Breaker (120 AT, 45 MP)
Ruby: Weapon buildup
Platinum Ring > Crystal Ring > Goddess Ring > Athena's Ring > Secret Armlet
(155 AT, 300 MP)
Thorn Armlet > Crystal Ring > Goddess Ring > Athena's Ring > Secret Armlet
Bandit's Ring > Crystal Ring > Goddess Ring > Athena's Ring > Secret Armlet
Thorn Armlet > Crystal Ring > Satan's Ring > Mobius Ring (99 AT, 250 MP)
Thorn Armlet > Fary's Ring > Destruction Ring > Mobius Ring
Bandit's Ring > Crystal Ring > Satan's Ring > Mobius Ring
Bandit's Ring > Pocklekul > Destruction Ring > Mobius Ring
Platinum Ring > Crystal Ring > Satan's Ring > Mobius Ring
Platinum Ring > Fairy's Ring > Destruction Ring > Mobius Ring
Toan: Weapon buildup
Kitchen Knife > Chopper > Choora > Heaven's Cloud > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
(240 AT, 110 MP)
Kitchen Knife > Chopper > Choora > Maneater > Atlamillia Sword > Chronicle
Sword (260 AT, 150 MP)
Kitchen Knife > Chopper > Dusack > Brave Ark > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Kitchen Knife > Chopper > Dusack > 7 Branch > Atlamillia > Chronicle Sword
Kitchen Knife > Sax > Dusack > Brave Ark > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Kitchen Knife > Sax > Dusack > 7 Branch > Atlamillia > Chronicle Sword
Gladius > Small Sword > Tsukikage > Heaven's Cloud > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Gladius > Chopper > Choora > Heaven's Cloud > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Gladius > Chopper > Choora > Maneater > Atlamillia Sword > Chroncile Sword
Gladius > Chopper > Dusack > Brave Ark > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Gladius > Chopper > Dusack > 7 Branch > Atlamillia > Chronicle Sword
Baselard > Shamshir > Dusack > Brave Ark > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Baselard > Shamshir > Dusack > 7 Branch Sword > Atlamillia > Chronicle Sword
Baselard > Sax > Dusack > Brave Ark > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Baselard > Sax > Dusack > 7 Branch Sword > Atlamillia > Chronicle Sword
Crysknife > Small Sword > Tsukikage > Heaven's Cloud > Dark Cloud > 7th
Crysknife > Sand Breaker > Antique Sword > Brave Ark > Dark Cloud > 7th
Buster Sword > Claymore > Cross Hinder > Big Bang > Sword of Zeus (199 AT,
Wise Owl Sword > Lamb's Sword > Atlamillia Sword > Chronicle Sword
Bone Rapier > Evilcise > Drain Seeker > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Serpent Sword > Tsukikage > Heaven's Cloud > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Serpent Sword > Evilcise > Drain Seeker > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
Macho Sword > Aga's Sword > Atlamillia Sword > Chronicle Sword
Macho Sword > Cross Hinder > Big Bang > Sword of Zeus
Sun Sword > Big Bang > Sword of Zeus
Mardan Eins > Mardan Twei (catch 10 Mardan Garayan) > Arise Mardan (catch 15
more Mardan Garayan)
Chronicle 2 (defeat Demon Shaft's Boss)
Ungaga: Weapon buildup
Javelin > Desanga > Cactus > Terra Sword > Babels' Spear (321 AT, 80 MP)
Javelin > Partisan > Cactus > Terra Sword > Babels' Spear
5 Foot Nail > Partisan > Cactus > Terra Sword > Babels' Spear
5 Foot Nail > Scorpion > Cactus > Terra Sword > Babels' Spear
5 Foot Nail > Scorpion > Mirage > Terra Sword > Babels' Spear
Halberd > Scorpion > Cactus > Terra Sword > Babels' Spear
Halberd > Scorpion > Mirage > Terra Sword > Babels' Spear
Halberd > Scorpion > Mirage > Hercules' Wrath (256 AT, 50 MP)
5 Foot Nail > Scorpion > Mirage > Hercules' Wrath
Xaio: Weapon buildup
Bandit Slingshot > Hard Shooter > Matador > Divine Beast Title > Angel
Shooter > Angel Gear
Steel Slingshot > Hard Shooter > Matador > Divine Beast Title > Angel
Shooter > Angel Gear
Steel Slingshot > Hard Shooter > Double Impact > Divine Beast Title > Angel
Shooter > Angel Gear
Bone Slingshot > Flamingo > Dragon Y > Divine Beast Title > Angel Shooter >
Bandit Slingshot > Hard Shooter > Double Impact > Divine Beast Title > Angel
Shooter (182 AT, 99 MP)
Bandit Slingshot > Hard Shooter > Matador > Divine Beast Title > Angel
Steel Slingshot > Hard Shooter > Matador > Divine Beast Title > Angel
Steel Slingshot > Hard Shooter > Double Impact > Divine Beast Title > Angel
Bone Slingshot > Flamingo > Dragon Y > Divine Beast Title > Angel Shooter
Steve > Super Steve (130 AT, 80 MP)
Note: Charge attacks work only in dungeons. To release one, hold X when you
have your equipped weapon out.
Goro: Spin Smash
Osmond: No charge attack
Ruby: Charged Magic Bolt
Ungaga: Tornado Spin
Xiao: No charge attack
Toan: Jump Slash, and Windmill Slash (You receive the Windmill Slash from
completing all the requests in
Norune Village. Dran gives it to you)
After completing a town 100%, search everywhere one final time in every
house, pond, and even edges of the map.
There are a lot of items in the corners of Queens. Most of the time you will
find "favorite foods" specific to each
character, which boosts their defense.
Goro: Grass Cake
Osmond: Carrot Cookie
Ruby: Witch Parfait
Toan: Fluffy Doughnut
Ungaga: Scorpion Jerky
Xiao: Fish Candy
Max HP for characters
The following is a list of Gems (weapon attachments that take one space but
do multiple things)
and what each does.
Garnet: +10 Animal, +10 Rock, +10 Fire, +5 Attack
Pearl: +10 Undead, +10 Thunder, +10 Endurance
Ruby: +10 Mimic, +10 Fire, +10 Speed
Sapphire: +10 Flying, +10 Wind, +10 Magic
Amethyst: +10 Mage, +10 Dino, +10 Ice
Opal: +10 Mage, +10 Steel, +10 Endurance
Peridot: +10 Plant, +10 Animal, +10 Holy, +5 Attack
Aquamarine: +10 Sea, +10 Flying, +10 Ice
Topaz: +10 Undead, +10 Flying, +10 Speed, +5 Attack
Turquoise: +10 Rock, +10 Mimic, +10 Ice
Emerald: +10 Dino, +10 Plant, +10 Magic
Diamond: + 5 vs. All Creatures, Extra +5 vs. Steel
Back Floor Keys
Divine Beast Cave: Tram Oil (lubricates the tram)
Wise Owl Forest: Sun Dew (speeds up plant growth)
Shipwreck: Flapping Fish (lures the "master")
Sun and Moon Temple: Secret Path Key (opens secret door)
Moon Sea: Bravery Launch (gives courage to jump)
Gallery of Time: Flapping Duster (raises magic carpet)
Demon Shaft: Crystal Eyeball (completes the eyes)
Red boxes in towns
After you "complete" a level in a dungeon you will see red boxes in
different places in a town.
These red boxes contain items that are hard to buy or find (for example,
Fruit of Eden). The red
boxes are sometimes on the walls of the village, or around each house. They
also can be found in
houses. When looking in houses, search every corner and place where the
camera does not view.
Note: The red boxes only show up on the village or town you are trying to
restore from the Evil
Genie. Additionally, do not repeat the same level in a dungeon thinking that
you will get red boxes.
They will appear only after you complete levels you have done earlier.
Periodically check along the dock (Queens) for red treasure boxes scattered
about. The same goes
for the Sun And Moon Temple. Upon leaving the dungeon, (before proceeding
through the "tusk"
entrance way to Muska Lacka) do an about-face. Turn around and check around
the entrance of
the temple for any red boxes.
Get across a town faster
If you want to get to a place in walking mode faster, enter edit mode. Move
the pointer to your
destination and exit edit mode.
Every time you go in and out of one dungeon, floor, or territory the Atla
will be in different places.
In the intermission scene after defeating the Ice Princess you get called
Toan, even if you
changed your name.
Glitch: Cat name
When choosing the name of the cat, if you click on "Description" it reads
"Cat Girl" and not
cat (when she is only a cat).
When you look on your world map, the city of the sun and moon temple is
Lacka". However, when you enter the city it is spelled "Muska Racka".
In the Gallery Of Time. you can get crowns out of the Atlamillia. Upon
getting a crown and section
of history that requires a crown, look at the slot for the crown. It reads
Glitch: Wrong explanation
When you are in the Wise Owl Forest, note that some doors need to be opened
by Goro, by smashing it.
If you press X when the "!" is over your head (while playing as Goro), the
game will say that the stump
needs to be smashed . When you are on the shipwreck and find a door that has
a red button next to it,
press X when "!" is over your head. The game will still state that you need
to smash a stump, even though
what you need to smash is a red button.
Glitch: Reappearing Atlamillia
After defeating the Dark Genie for the final time, you will save Sophia by
breaking your Atlamillia.
It will never be show on your wrist again, unless you go fishing.
Glitch: Disappearing Rando
Once you get to Queens, Rando shows you how to get to the shipwreck. If you
go back into his store,
you will notice that he is standing in front of the counter in the front
room. Enter the back room (where
the boat is located). Press R2 to enter first-person view. Look through the
window between the two
rooms, and Rando is no longer there.
Glitch: Disappearing Toan
In the Shipwreck area, the General Fish (the fish that takes Toan to the
back floors) puts Toan in his
mouth for transportation. However, while he is taking you to the back floor,
he has his mouth open and
you can see that Toan is not there.
Glitch: Vanishing Fairy Ring
After you get Goro, but before Ruby, you can see her Fairy Ring in the
Fishing Points exchange screen.
Go to any pond sign, and select "Exchange FP". Use R1 or R2 to scroll down,
and the Fairy Ring is there,
in front of your face. Note: You cannot select or buy the ring, as you
cannot move down to it. Pressing Left
or Right makes the ring vanish.
Glitch: Fishing rod gets stuck
Begin fishing in any pond. When you reel your line in, stand in front of the
fishing sign. Once Toan reels the
line in, the bobber will get suck to the sign.
Glitch: Get stuck in bike
Reach Queens and complete a part of the mayor's place where you put the
bikes in. Go straight into the bikes
from the map when pressing Select, close to the building where you think the
bike is standing. Upon doing this,
you will appear to be stuck with no way out. The only way to exit is through
Glitch: Changing stats
Every time you roam around in the dungeon and find "Atla's", touch to gain a
road, trees, people, etc. However,
look quickly at your HP and WHP when you touch them -- they will change to
different numbers then change back.
Glitch: Crawl under windmill
Go to Norune village and enter edit mode. Put the pointer directly on the
edge of Dran's windmill, on the side with
the blades. Make sure that the yellow arrow at the bottom of the screen is
there, and not a red X (or you cannot enter
walking mode). You may need to try a few times before it eventually works.
Glitch: False mask
When you show the Bone Pendent to Goro, his father will appear with a White
Tiger mask, even though the greatest
monster he killed was the Death Monster.
Glitch: Lana's Store's item
When you see the description of Lana's Store in Queens, it says that she
sells sweet and fresh fruit. However, she
also sells Poisonous Apples.
Glitch: Norune name
Go to Laura's house in Norune Village. Talk to Laura and she will tell you
about her daughter Gina. When you find
Laura's daughter, you will find that the name above her head reads "Xena"
instead of "Gina".
Go to Pike's house in Norune Village. If he is there, his name will be
"Dike" instead of "Pike".
When you are defeating Masterutan, buy a large number of bombs. When he is
about to die, if your health is
down very low and timed correctly, give him one last blow. You will be
killed with him, but when the
intermission sequence begins you will be alive again.