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Gems:
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 
Sun gem: +3 to all monters +10 elements and +10 to strength.

Easy Gems:
When ever you get into a duel this can be done. To aquire a random gem (diamond ruby amethyst etc.) you must get an "Excellent" rating in the duel. To do this you must get all the moves into the brighter portion of the duel box. These gems are VERY good. And can be aquired quite easily. They sell for about 600 gold each.

Easy Way to Raise Strengnth for Xiao's Weapon:
Go in the first levels of the first dungeon with Toan, use a strong weapon that you don't plan on using. Up that weapon to level 5 then status break it and put it on Xiao's weapon. Xiaos sling shot should be quite a bit stronger.

The 7th Heaven:
Get the Serpent Sword and build it up into the Evilcise, then build to the Drain Seeker, next to the Dark Cloud and then finally to the 7th Heaven.

Never Fear:
If anyone's missed getting a 7th Heaven sword for some reason don't throw away any Bone Rapiers if you find one, because if you build up the Bone Rapier into an Evilsice you'll be able to build it up into a Dark Cloud and then a 7th Heaven.

Easy Backroom Access:
For easy backroom access go to Queens and their you can buy flopping fish at Ruty's Shop, which you can use to get into all the backrooms on the Shipwreck.

Relatively Free Up Grades:
After you get the serpent sword, take the sword and go into the divine beast cavern with lots of health, lots of water, and one tram oil. Level 9 is good. Go there and oil the tram and go into the backplane, there reap all the treasures. Every time you kill an enemy with the serpent sword, before he hits the ground, change weapons and select the one you want to beef up. It'll get the ABS and take no dammage!! You can then take the tram back and forth to repeat (without leaving the dungeon).

Chronicle:
After building the shop in Matataki the owl will offer you the Wise Owl Sword for 2500 gilda, buy it. It changes to Toans ultimite weapon, the Chronicle, faster than any other weapon the Chronicles Max stats are At:260 Mg:150.

Money for Kills:
Go buy a bunch of bombs at any store where they are available, and kill as many enemies with them as you can. Almost every enemy you kill will drop an attachment. Since bombs cost 80$ and you can sell an attachment for 150$, you make 70$ for every kill you get!

Demon Shaft:
After beating the final boss and watching the credits the game will say a new land has opened. Save your game and when you restart it the Demon Shaft will have opened up. The Demon Shaft is a 100 level dungeon with extermely powerful monsters it takes 3-4 hits with a maxed out chronicle to kill them but if you endure the Demon Shaft and beat its boss you will be rewarded with the chronicle II the most powerful sword in the game with an attack of 350.

Buying Stamina Potions:
After you put Suzy's store in queens back together she will want a name for it. Name it Fighting Watery and she will sell stamina potions.

Defeat Dran:
This is a way to beat Dran in the dungeon. Shot Xiao sling shot and when dran is down on the ground run up there with Toan and hit him. This may take a while depending on how strong your weapon is but it's the most effective.

Demon Shaft Dungeon:
After beating the game, you will be asked to save. After saving, reload your game, and a new location will be available 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 fight 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 times. 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.

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.

Defeating Masterutan:
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.

Defeating Minotaur:
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.

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.


Quick Money and Attachments :
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.

Easy Experience:
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.

Free Items:
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 effort.

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.

More Items at Odd Gaffer:
In Norune (the first town) the Merchants name is Odd Gaffer. Now to have him sell more items than he usally does you MUST FIRST aquire Paige and Paiges House. Then complete Odd Gaffers Shop. He will now sell a lot more items then usual. If you don't however he will fall and hurt his back while putting up his sign for his shop thus not allowing you to buy many items. Do this! TRUST ME its worth it! He sells items good even at the end of the game! I missed out on this and believe me! Im MAD.

Get the Serpent Sword in Matakitaki Village:
First make sure you at least have 20 rivers. If you scan the area youll see 2 rivers on opposite sides one which is near treant. Take the first river and connect it to the blocked off pond. Connect the rivers acroos town and connect the last river to the entrance to treant. Next there will be a short movie of 2 forest fairies unblocking the river and allowing the river flow to treant. When the movie is over walk to treant with the hunter earring and talk to treant . He will award you with the serpent sword.

Thankful Jack:
If you finish King's hideout before Jack's store, Jack will give you a Big bucks hammer and platinum ring for free.

Free Big Bucks Hammer & Platinum Ring:
These two items cost a total of 6,600 gilda, but you can get them for free! When building QUEENS all you have to do is finish the King's house and get "Ruby" the genie BEFORE you finish JACK'S STORE. Then when you finish Jack's Store Ruby appears and Jack is afraid of her. She tells him he has no manners and to show her some respect because she's married to the king. He gets all shook up and he comes out with the "big bucks hammer" and the "platinum ring" and gives them to Ruby! All this while Toan watches in amazement.

When in Doubt, STEAL:
Concentrate on locating weapons that allow you to pilfer from your enemies. The items you take are worth more than you'll find in most dropped gilda bags. The witches that live in the Wise Owl Forest and the Moon Sea will give up Poisonous Apples -- pound for pound the best fishbait in the game.

Fishing Fun:
Using the aforementioned apples, start fishing at the Oasis in Muska Lacka as soon as you place it. You can catch Mardan Garayan at dusk MUCH easier than you can at the falls in Matataki at night. Mardan's average over 200 fish points a piece -- only the Baron Garayan is worth more and he's ALOT harder to snag.

Why Mardan?:
Not only do you clean up on the fishpoints (which make weapon build up WAY easier than waiting for a gem or two in some backroom after a dozen dungeon trips), but as an added bonus Mardan will locate traps on all the Weapon (large) chests in the dungeons. No more guessing wrong or waiting for that ever elusive Treasure Key (which sell for 400 gilda each by the way).

Level Up Weak Sword:
Have you ever tried to level up a weak sword, and either end up breaking the sword or not being able to defeat the enemy? If so, please try this, to save you hours of work. First, have a GOOD sword (Sword of Zeus, Chronicles, etc.), and defeat an enemy. Now, get a weaker sword (dagger, Maneater, etc.), and have it ready. Equip the stronger sword, and go to an area where you can get a lot of EXP, defeat an enemy with the strong sword, and right before the enemy disappears, press the "Triangle" button, and equip the sword you want to level up. That sword (instead of the stronger one) will gain the EXP. This is really good for Status-Breaking your weak weapons, to make stronger ones even more powerful.

Easy Power Sword:
Try the cheat above, to level up the dagger, and status break it multiple times. Now, equip the status-broken dagger onto another weapon, then level that weapon up. Keep doing this to increase Attack power on the sword, without having to buy or find a Topaz.

Mardan Garayan:
On the Muska Lucka level, you can catch a fish worth over 500 fish points! You have to build the Oasis first, then buy Potato cakes, I find they work the best, then fish, I don't know exactly when you will catch it, but I cleard the Oasis one time first, then I went back to fish again and that is when I cought it, It is called Mardan Garayan, it is very colorful and is worth over 500 fish points!


GameShark Codes

Master Code (Must Be On)    EC8393F8 1445ACCC
Infinite Gilda (Money)      4D5C5BB6 1456B00C
Infinite Dagger WHP         4D5C5D8E 14562509
Infinite HP Toan            4D5C1682 1456089C
Infinite Speed Toan         4D4BC7EE 145625DD
Infinite Water Toan         4D5C5B76 145625DD
Max HP Toan                 4D5C1676 1456089C
Max Dagger Level            4D5C5D7E 1456300C
Max Dagger WHP              4D5C5D8C 1456E78C
Max Dagger Stats            1D5C5D84 1473E788
                            1D5C5D88 1473E788


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