Chocobo: Mysterious Dungeon FAQ Version 1.0 by Scott Dilley Updates v 0.1 first version v0.5 added some game info hopefully fixed most spelling errors format and Japanese ASCII hopefully fixed v1.0 added various comments added the updated items list thanks to Ignacio de Lucas *Note: There is Japanese ASCII in this file, and you will need to use a Japanese ASCII viewer to see and print this text. I've also noticed that if your viewer has the ability to auto detect Japanese and Chinese Kanji, you might have a problem with a couple of the Kanji, for example the Rock Kanji near the end. It should be fixed by setting your viewer to Japanese only.(This is on Njstar.) This file is best formatted in New Courier, 10 point text, best viewed in WordPad. Intro What can I say, Square just makes some of the best games around. Chocobo is a fantastic game. You run around an ever changing dungeon, collecting items and new weapons, basically trying to become more powerful, so you can defeat the increasingly powerful enemies. All the characters and items are beautifully rendered sprites, and have that otaku look to them. The gameplay is excellent, the sound effects are wonderful and the music is great. The spells in the game are wonderfully done, some what reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics, however the summon stones and spell beads are where the graphics are unbelievable, you just have to see someof these to believe them. And of course, there's the CG sequences. Square keeps surprising me with how wonderful there CG is, and Chocobo's CG scenes are the best so far IMHO. However I should warn everyone now, if you can't stand the super cute, super deformed otaku stuff, then you'll probably get sick watching this one. On the other hand, if you like practically everything that comes out of Japan, especially the otaku SD stuff, then this is the game for you. Story In the opening movie, you come walking into town, your side kick moogle Atra riding on you back. You pass another chocobo at work in his garden on your way into town, and after conversing with him for a moment you continue on your way. After your past the chocobo continues his work in the garden, hitting a violet crystal in the ground. He picks it up to examine it, and what do you know, his eyes start glowing an evil violet color. Later, you stop by the Gardner chocobo's house, and he has something to show you. When you get to the door though, he promptly kicks you in and you fall into the dungeon. And the adventure begins. Gameplay The game uses the typical ATB system from previous Final Fantasy games, but with a bit of a twist. Your character and the enemies have a Active Time Battle system bar that appears underneath when they are getting ready to attack. The enemy can only attack when it's bar is full, while you can attack at any time, however it's at the expense of attack power. Attack when the bar is full, and you get the strongest attack, but if your bar is only half full, then you only take off about half of what you would at you strongest. Very helpful if your enemy is just about out of life, and you want to kill it before it can make it's attack. The twist in the ATB system deals with movement and actions. For each move or action you take, your enemy gets to make a move or action. So if the enemy your fighting has no ranged attack, you could sit several spaces away, wait for your bar to charge fully, then kick or cast a magic spell at it, then run away, keeping you distance from your enemy until it's dead. However it should be noted that if your enemy can throw a ranged attack, or cast a spell, it can do so when its ATB bar is full, regardless whether you make a move or not. When not fighting enemies,you walk around, exploring the dungeon around you. There are lots of traps, so it's wise to check ahead of you by tapping your foot forward every once in a while. Well that's the basics, so now we'll move on to the different aspects of the game that are important to play. Game Stuff Status bar: Up at the top of the screen you'll see a line of white numbers. The first set is the floor your on, then your current level, then your current Hit Points/total Hit Points, and finally your stamina. Map Display: In the bottom right hand corner is your small auto map, with the blue areas being where you have stepped, green where you have not stepped, red dots as enemies, white dots as items and yellow dots as stairs. Springs, traps, chests, ovens, bins, and shelves are not displayed on the map. ATB Bars: These appear below your character and your enemies. The longer the bar, the longer it takes to charge for an attack. The bar appears red when there is a physical attack or kick/throw, and blue when a spell is being cast. Status Bubble: This is the little 'thought bubble' that appears above your head, indicating a special status, these are listed below. These all have a limited duration. Green Skull: Poison Arrows Point down: ATB bar is longer Arrows Point up: ATB bar is shorter Dots: Silence (Can't read a book) Water Drops: ATB bar is longer The following don't have symbols, but you can tell when they are in effect. Toad: Chocobo is now a toad. (you can still read books) Stone: Chocobo turns grey and can't move for a while Invisible: All you see is Chocobo's shadow. (monsters can't see you) Sleep: Your Chocobo sits down and takes a nap (replenishes stamina) Traps: There are traps lying on the floor all around the dungeon, and there are two ways to find them. First, you can tap the floor ahead of you with your foot, or if you decide to just walk around without looking where your going, you'll run into the trap head on. Trap Door: Steel trap door, a chance you'll fall to the next level. Poison Pit: Run over this and you'll become poisoned. Mud Pit: Run into this and you'll be stuck and use stanima to get out. Spikes: They pop up at you and cause damage. Fire mine: Will explode if you walk over it. Forget mine: You'll forget where you've been in the current level. Unequip mine: Unequips everything equiped (useful if your cursed) Slug slime: ATB bar get's longer Invisible mine: Turn invisible Magic circles: There are magical circles scattered around the dungeon, and they have many different effects, but the problem is, you never know which effect it will have on you. So take your chances and step into a circle for these different effects. Sleep: Your Chocobo sits down and takes a nap (will replenish stamina) Level Up: Gain a Level Toad: Turn into a toad (can be useful if you need to cross water) Item Level up: All equiped items gain a level. Item Level down: All equiped item lose a level. Teleport: You get teleported some where else. Explosion: You get caught in a fire based explosion. Invisible: Turn invisible Treasure: Treasure can be found in many places around the dungeon. It can be lying on the gound, in a chest, bookcase, picture, table, and cabinets. There are three different types of chests. First is the unlocked kind, easy treasure here. Next we have the Magically locked kind, and to open it you have to cast the correct spell. The spell you use depends on the spell you used the last time. Just use the next spell down the list, and it should open. Lastly there is the kind that uses a key, which are very difficult tofind. To open something, just run into it, if you need to cast a spell or use a key, you'll automaticly end up in the item menu. Remember, you can only investigate one of these places if you have a free slot in your inventory. Buttons: Buttons can be found on the wall, they are big, red, and can't be missed. If you press it, one of several things can happen. You'll get your hit points and/or stamina replenished, you'll open a trap door, you'll set off the dissapering floor trap, or you'll turn on lights in the dungeon, which will also reveal traps. Machines: These are big boxes with little lights and gears, if you touch it, you'll be given an option to use a spell. If you use a thunder spell on it, then it will activate, and the lights will come on, and all traps will be revealed in the dungeon. Stairs: Use these to go down to the next level. This is one of the two places you can save your progress. Springs: There are little wells scattered around the dungeon, this is where you can refill your empty bottles and end up with a potion. What you get is random, although most times it's a Healing Potion. Bins: These are large boxes you'll find scattered around the dungeon. When you run into it, your inventory screen will pop up, and you can put any two items into the bin, where it will mix together and become something else. What you get is random, so don't use any thing that's important to you. Ovens: These nifty things let you combine equipment, but you get to decide what you get. You can only use this on Claws or Saddles. So say you find a claw you want, but its cursed at -1. What you do is take a claw you don't want that's +1 and combine it with the cursed one, and voila, you now have a normal claw of the type you want. Or combine to regular claws of the same type, and you get one with a +1 rating. The only things to remember here are, whatever type you put in first, is the type you will end up with, and you must have a fire book to heat the oven up. As a note, if you combine an item it's name will appear green and a new menu choice will appear if you choose this item from the inventory. By choosing this, you can rename an item you've made, and call it whatever you want. Way cool. Torches and candles: You'll find these on the walls of the dungeon, just run into them and read a fire book, and the room will light up so you can see your way. Books: Ok, spells work differently than previous FF games. First, you have books. Each of the seven different books cast a spell. You have a proficency level with each of the different spells, which levels up by casting the spells or by using a special item. When you reach level 10, the spell you cast with a book becomes more powerful and looks different. Each type of book is counted as one inventory slot, regardless of how many you currently have. As a note, when you look at your comprehension level (press start) you'll see your current level and ATB for your spells, if you look all the way to the right you'll see numbers for each spell, this is how many points you have to go before you level up in a spell area. There are 10 points to a level, and each time you use a book, it goes down by 1. An additional couple of random comments. First, spells change their appearance at level 10 and at level 30. You can choose to castlower-rank spells by just notletting the ATB fill up. Also, you can cast a spell on all enemies within range by just pressing the R1 button when selecting a target. This is very useful as the spell's attack power will not be lowered by a great deal. Gems: Next you have Gems. When you choose to use these they are kicked like rocks or items, so make sure your pointed in the direction you want them to go. These are more powerful spells, like Earthquake, Holy, Meteor, Tidal wave, and Ultima. They are the hardest to find, so use them wisely (like on the bosses, which are very powerful.) Spirit Stones: These faceted rocks are the coolest looking spells. These work like the summon spells from FF. Although difficult to find, there easier to get than the beads. These are the spells which will cause damage all creatures on the screen, as well as causing some serious damage. Spells in this catagory include Iffrit, Ramuh, Unicorn, Shiva, and of course Bahmut. Claws and Saddles: Claws are your weapons, Saddles are your armour, and they come in a variety of flavors, including leather, wood, iron, steel, ice, fire, and thunder as well as others. Rocks: These are like arrows in other games. You must equip the rocks first, than you'll be able to throw them. They have a short Charge time on the ATB and do a decent amount of damage. Cards: These are one time use items that have a variety of effects. There's a handy Identify item card, for those magical items your just not sure about (items that are magical that are unkown are displayed in yellow print, be careful equipping or using these, as you never know what could happen). There's a teleport card that you can use to get back to town, and a card you can use to turn into and back from a frog. Potions: These are your typical potions, use them to gain life, remove curses and gain stanima, but watch out for poison. The empty bottles can be refilled at a spring. When you first find a potion in the dungeon, you won't know what it is, after you use it or use a card on it, you'll know what it is up untill you leave the dungeon, this is the same with cards and nuts. Nuts: Eat them, and stuff will happen, but you won't know what unless you eat them or use a card on them. There is a nut that lowers your ATB time on books by one, and so far this is the only way I've found that will lower your book ATB. Necklaces: They have different abilities which take effect after they are equiped. Telportation: When you use a teleport card, after your done at town when you go back to the dungeon, you'll see a glowing post. Walk over this and you'll be given a choice to go to the level you were last at or any one you've been to so far. Death: There is no Death. When you HP reach zero you'll be returned to town and lose one level, after which you must start the dungeon from floor one again. The Town: This is where you can rest, buy stuff and find out things. The town grows as you progress in the game. So far I've found: Your house: Jump into your nest to save a game, or file stuff for later use. (talk to Atra to begin with, later you'll just touch the file cabinets). Chipmunk's house: He sleeps all the time. Raccon's house: A little later in the game you'll be able to combine things here Just talk to the raccon, and he'll ask you if you want to combine two or three items. Right now, you can only combine two items, I haven't found whatspecial items you can combine with the claws or saddles yet. Fox's house: Village elder, great for information. Here you can get a list of all items you have found in the game from the elders apprentice. After talking to him, he'll tell you about the list, then just go to the bookshelf behind him to access it later. There is also whatlooks to be a training/game info shelf by the elder, but I haven't really gotten around to that part yet. White chocobo's house: This is another storage facility, for each 2000 gill you pay, you'll get another space of ten to store stuff you find, up to ten spaces. Camilla's house: The Girl chocobo behind the counter will sell you stuff, Camilla will give you info. Later you will get the plant pots, and after giving these to camilla, you can combine nuts with potions to make new nuts. I've found the combonation to make the Book ATB level up nut, and will give it here with the next update. Dungeon entrance: This house you use to get into the dungeon. So far there is three dungeons I know about; Dungeon 1: 30 levels Dungeon 2: 60 levels Dungeon 3: ??? levels Commands While playing, if you press triangle, then you bring up a status screen and a command menu. These are explained as follows. アイテム Item After chosing this option you go into the inventory screen, from here if you choose an item, you'll be given a choice of the following. つかう Use Use the selected item. ける Kick Kick the selected item. おく Drop Drop the selected item. はずす Unequip Unequip items. 名前 Rename Rename an item you've combined. あしもと ?Abilities? 調べる Investigate Look around the area your currently in. (find gill) やめておく Cancel Cancel your selection, back to main menu. 設定 Options Choose from a different options. (explanations later.) 読解LV Book Level This shows you the level of understanding for spell books. The screen at the bottom shows your current status, which are, starting at the top left to right. Name and points to next level up How deep you are in the dungeon, and how much gill you have (money). The next three lines are for your: Claw equiped and your attack power Saddle equiped and your defensive power Neckalace and ? defense And at the bottom is your ATB rating. Items List The item explanations are in the following order : Japanese name, English translation, (Attack or Defense power if applicable), selling price, comments. The reason for listing their selling prices is that the buying ones depend on where you buy them. Also note that each +1 or -1 in claws and saddles add or detract a 3% of the original prices, and that oiling them adds another 2%. * Equipment List * Claws 衰弱のツメ Weakness Claw 1 412 (Causes "Weakness" on enemies) 皮のツメ Leather Claw 3 80 - 木のツメ Wood Claw 6 120 - 鉄のツメ Iron Claw 9 240 - 軽いツメ Light Claw 11 640 Shortens ATB bar ハガネのツメ Steel Claw 14 560 - フレイムクロー Flame Claw 14 480 Fire-elemental アイスクロー Ice Claw 14 480 Ice-elemental サンダークロー Thunder Claw 14 480 Thunder-elemental ウインドクロー Wind Claw 14 480 Wind-elemental トードのツメ Toad Claw 14 1600 Keeps power when in "Toad" state ポイズンキラー Poison Killer 15 400 Strong against poison enemies プラントキラー Plant Killer 15 400 Strong against plants フローターキラー Floater Killer 15 400 Strong against flying enemies ドラゴンキラー Dragon Killer 15 400 Strong against dragons ジャイアントキラー Giant Killer 15 400 Strong against giants 毒のツメ Poison Claw 15 640 Causes "Poison" on enemies 石化のツメ Petrify Claw 15 640 Causes "Stone" on enemies 眠りのツメ Sleep Claw 15 640 Causes "Sleep" on enemies 疲労のツメ Fatigue Claw 15 640 Causes "Fatigue" on enemies 混乱のツメ Chaos Claw 15 640 Causes "Confuse" on enemies 大振りのツメ Big Swing Claw 20 400 Lenghtens ATB bar レベル３デスのツメ Level 3 Death C. 20 640 Kill enemies with level 3, 6... ダブルノッククロー Double Knock C. 23 1270 Attacks twice オーダークロー Oodaa? Claw 28 1060 ??? アーククロー Arc Claw 29 1120 Three-way attack よくばりのツメ Avarice Claw 30 320 Power down if carring many items もろはのツメ Moroha Claw 30 720 Damages you as well ミスリルクロー Mithril Claw 30 800 - 不動のツメ Paralyze Claw 30 720 Causes "Paralyze" on enemies がまんのツメ Endurance Claw 33 400 Attack power up as HP goes down 王？のツメ King ??? Claw 50 1040 - ならびのツメ Rank Claw 52 480 HP Igualate ??? クリスタルのツメ Crystal Claw 65 1360 - Saddles 衰弱のクラ Weakness Saddle 1 400 Level up ??? 皮のクラ Leather Saddle 3 80 - 木のクラ Wood Saddle 6 120 - 鉄のクラ Iron Saddle 9 240 - 炎のクラ Fire Saddle 14 480 Strong against Fire 氷のクラ Ice Saddle 14 480 Strong against Ice 雷のクラ Thunder Saddle 14 480 Strong against Thunder 風のクラ Wind Saddle 14 480 Strong against Wind ハガネのクラ Steel Saddle 14 560 - 眠りよけのクラ Anti-Sleep S. 14 640 Protection from sleep? 混乱よけのクラ Anti-Chaos S. 14 640 Protection from confusion? スロウよけのクラ Anti-Slow S. 14 640 Protection from slow? ラフメイル Love Mail 14 720 Big Monsters ??? 命のクラ Life Saddle 14 1520 HP Max up 沈黙よけのクラ Anti-Silence S. 16 640 Protection from silence? (no) オニオンのクラ Onion Saddle 18 800 ??? よくばりのクラ Avarice Saddle 18 320 Def. down if carring many items ボムのクラ Bomb Saddle 20 640 Damage ??? しんきろうのクラ Mirage Saddle 20 800 Evade rate up? ？だめしのクラ ??? Saddle 21 400 Damage ??? 消臭のクラ Deodorant Saddle 24 640 Bad breath ??? ライトメイル Light Mail 24 960 Stamina use down ミスリルメイル Mithril Mail 26 800 - 王？のクラ King ??? Saddle 36 1040 - アミュレットメイル Amulet Mail 40 960 Curse ??? クリスタルメイル Crystal Mail 52 1360 - 源氏のクラ Genji Saddle 66 -5 800 - Necklaces ガラスの首輪 Glass Necklace 100 Sell for money ルビーの首輪 Ruby Necklace 200 Sell for money ダイアの首輪 Diamond Necklace 800 Sell for money 忘れない首輪 Forget Necklace 500 Map ??? ガードの首輪 Guard Necklace 800 Raises defense ちっちゃな首輪 Tiny Necklace 1800 Protects against Minimum? トードの首輪 Toad Necklace 2000 Protects against Toad? 月あかりの首輪 Moonlight Necklace 900 Related to Firefly ??? ホタル火の首輪 Firefly Necklace 600 Related to Moonlight ??? からぶりの首輪 Karaburi Necklace 150 Evade Rate Up ? 不幸の首輪 Unhappiness Necklace 1000 Slower HP recovery 回復の首輪 Recovery Necklace 1200 Faster HP recovery 肩こりの首輪 Stiff Shoulders N. 200 Use stamina faster スターミラの首輪 Stamina Necklace 800 Use stamina slower ゆっくり読むの首輪 Slow Reading Necklace 300 Read spells slower 読みとりの首輪 Reading Necklace 300 Read spells faster 早読みの首輪 Fast Reading Necklace 600 Read spells even faster のんびりの首輪 Nonbiri Necklace 300 Kick ATB +3 すばやさの首輪 Agility Necklace 300 Kick ATB -2 スピードの首輪 Speed Necklace 600 Kick ATB -4 *** General Item List *** Green Potions ポーション Potion 50 Recover 50 HP ハイポーション Hi-Potion 200 Recover 100 HP エリクサ Elixir Recover full HP ダメージ薬 Damage Drink Halves HP 爆発薬 Explosion Drink 50 Causes damage ？毒？ Poison ?? 50 Cures "Poison" 透明薬 Transparent Drink 100 Causes "Transparent" 万能薬 Almighty Medicine 300 Heal all status ailments Blue Potions ダスペリの薬 Dispel 150 Unequips all cursed items 目にいい薬 Eye??? 100 ??? 足かせの薬 Leg potion? Can charge only half bar 手助けの薬 Hand Help Potion 1000 ??? 忘れんぼうの薬 Forget Drink 100 Forget all identified items Red Potions ボム止めの薬 Bomb Stop Potion? 50 ??? ？水 ?? Water 25 ??? 毒薬 Poison Drink 100 Causes "Poison" スロウの薬 Slow Drink 50 Causes "Slow" ヘイストの薬 Haste Drink 50 Causes "Haste 石化剤 Petrification Chemical Causes "Stone" Cards 識別のカード Identification Card 300 Identifies one item 確信のカード Confidence Card 900 Identify all items スリプルカード Sleep Card 300 Causes "Sleep" トードカード Toad Card 600 Causes "Toad" ミニマムカード Minimum Card 600 Causes "Minimum" コンフュカード Confu Card 300 Causes "Confusion" マップカード Map Card 300 Reveals map for entire level わき水カード Side Water Card? 600 ??? テレポカード Telepo Card 450 Teleport out of dungeon 冥界のカード Dark World Card 450 Warp to next floor オイルカード Oil Card 600 Preserve equipment from rust ブリンクカード Blink Card 300 Creates a distracting decoy Fruits that should be eaten ナット Nut 150 Recover 50 Stamina ラサンの実 Lasan Fruit 300 Recover 100 Stamina つかれる実 Fatigue Fruit 150 Lose 30 Stamina 元気の実 Health Fruit 300 Max Stamina + 10 元気の無い実 Health Down Fruit 150 Max Stamina - 10 おいしい実 Delicious Fruit 180 Recover HP. HP Max up if full ごちそうの実 Feast Fruit 330 Recover HP. HP Max up if full くさった実 Rotten Fruit 30 Lose 10 HP いのちの実 Life Fruit 450 HP Max up 失敗の実 Failure Fruit 150 HP Max down レベルダウンの実 Level Down Fruit 150 One level down すばやさの実 Agility Fruit 1200 Kick ATB -1 知恵の実 Wisdom Fruit 1200 Selected spell's ATB -1 Fruits that should be fused with weapons and saddles レベルの実 Level Fruit 600 Doubles equipment level 火のタネ Fire Seed 450 Makes Fire-elemental 氷のタネ Ice Seed 450 Makes Ice-elemental 雷のタネ Thunder Seed 450 Makes Thunder-elemental 風のタネ Wind Seed 450 Makes Wind-elemental 合体の実 Unite Fruit 1350 Fuses both equip. abilities ？合の実 ??? Unite Fruit 1350 Fuses both equip. abilities 消去の実 Erasing fruit 750 Erases secondary ability Books ファイアの本 Fire Book 200 Fire Damage ブリザドの本 Blizzard Book 200 Ice Damage サンーダの本 Thunder Book 200 Thunder Damage エアロの本 Aero Book 200 Air Damage ディムの本 Dim Book 200 Dark Damage シャインの本 Shine Book 200 Holy Damage ドレインの本 Drain Book 200 Drain HP from enemy Summon Stones ユニコーンの魔石 Unicorn Spirit Stone 100 Recover full HP and status イフリートの魔石 Ifrit Spirit Stone 150 Fire-elemental damage シヴァの魔石 Shiva Spirit Stone 200 Ice-elemental damage ラムウの魔石 Ramuh Spirit Stone 280 Thunder-elemental damage カーバンクルの魔石 Carbuncle Spirit Stone 360 Magic defense up タイタンの魔石 Titan Spirit Stone 400 Earth-elemental damage フェニックの魔石 Phoenix Spirit Stone 400 Fire-elemental damage / revive オーディーンの魔石 Odin Spirit Stone 600 Instant death attack リヴァイアサン魔石 Leviathan Spirit Stone 700 Water-elemental damage バハムートの魔石 Bahamut Spirit Stone 800 Non-elemental damage チュポーンの魔石 Chupon Spirit Stone 700 Multiple-elemental damage Gems クエイクの珠 Quake Gem 1000 Earth-elemental damage (all) プチメテオの珠 PuchiMeteo Gem 800 Non-elemental damage (one) メテオの珠 Meteo Gem 1500 Non-elemental damage (all) バイオの珠 Bio Gem 500 Poison-elemental damage (one) バイオバーストの珠 Bio Burst Gem 1000 Poison-elemental damage (all) デスの珠 Death Gem 1000 Instant death (one) デジョンの珠 Degeon Gem 1000 Instant death (one) デジョンズの珠 DegeonZu Gem 1200 Instant death (all) グラビガの珠 GraviGa Gem 800 Gravity damage (one) フレアの珠 Flare Gem 1000 Non-elemental damage (one) ギガフレアの珠 Gigaflare Gem 1200 Non-elemental damage (all) ホーリーの珠 Holy Gem 1200 Holy-elemental damage (one) フィラネスの珠 Phiranes Gem 1500 ???-elemental damage Other Items 石 Stone 2 Damages enemy ワープストーン Warp Stone 250 Teleports enemy ハムホイッスル Whistle 500 Recover first item from house 鉢植え Potted plant ? Give to Camilla テレポボックス Teleport Box 1000 Teleport item to house 不思議なしおり Wonder's Guidebook 1000 Gain a level on selected magic ツヤ出しクリーム Polishing Cream 500 Gives +1 to claw/saddle ツヤ消しクリーム Unpolishing Cream 500 Gives -1 to claw/saddle ドクロ Dokuro? (it's a Skull) 250 Lose 50 HP 空のボトル Empty Bottle 10 Fill it at fountains Additional comments, hints, and tips The whistle's usefulness comes when paired with the telepo boxes.The idea is to teleport five objects out of the dungeon, then usingthe whistle to recover the telepo boxes, since (if you had an empty drawer at your house) the telepo boxes will be the first item in the list. You can then teleport four more items to the drawer (remember six spaces will be taken by the former five items and the telepo boxes), or (as I do) teleport three of them, then using the fourth telepo box to teleport the fifth. This way you won't stick with the fifth telepo box all the time you're in the dungeon (I'd rather have a sellable item). One of the combinations that generate the Wisdom Fruit (lowers a spells' ATB by one) is Rasan Nut + Silence Potion. This is a pretty useful combination as the Rasan fruit can be bougth in the store by a mere 600 gil, and the silence potion is relatively common (and not very useful). I'm sure there are more combinations, though. *** Fusion Fruits *** Some of the fruits don't have an effect when eaten. Instead, they must be fused with two claws or saddles at either the cooker's or at a fireplace. I think the effects of these fruits deserve some more explanation: The fuse fruits (there are two kind but I've not been able to tell the difference) are probably the most useful. They allow you to keep the abilities of both equipment pieces when they are fused. Let's say you have an Arc Claw (three-way attack) and a Double Knock Claw (attacks twice). You fuse them with the unite friut and voila, you have a three-way, twice attacking claw. The claw you selected first will be the "base" claw (the resulting one will keep its attack power, speed, description and aspect). The claw's current properties will be listed in green font below its description. There are some subtleties to this (I will use the word claw but all of these are also applicable to saddles). First, a claw can only hold two different abilities. Second, you CAN'T normally erase the added abilities of a claw, so fusing a two-abilities claw with another one and a unite fruit will have no additional effect. There's a special fruit that allows you to erase the second ability of a claw. Third, and most interesting, it IS possible to fuse a claw with no abilities (a Mithril claw, for example) with another two claws,(via two unite fruits), and keep the characteristics of the first claw with the abilities of the other two. Remember the rule is that a claw can't have more than two abilities, so if it hadn't any to start with... Claws with no abilities have a - in their description. Other fusing fruits include elemental fruits, which will make the equipment piece elemental (claws will cause elemental damage, saddles will halve that damage done to you). They work exactly as if you fused the claw with the Flame Claw, Ice Claw, etc... Remember that it will use up one of the two spaces a claw has for abilities. The last and rarest fusion fruit is the level fruit. It instantly doubles the level of the equipment piece! (after adding both pieces levels). Say, you fuse a +15 and a +8 claws, and you will get a +46 ( (15+18)*2 ) claw. The maximum level for an equipment piece is 99. The Third Dungeon Ok, I've received alot of mail about the third dungeon, and how far it goes down, and I honestly don't know, I've only gotten to 99 on the third dungeon, and haven't had time to get any further. I will eventually get farther, when the new releases start to slow down. However, to give you an idea, I've heard of some one going past level 1000, and there is some speculation on whether there is actually and ending to the third dungeon. Square might have made the Third dungeon never ending, so you could go back and play the game over and over without and end. Now I'm not poitive on this point, so if anyone out there has actually finished the game, I would be happy to hear from you. Credit Thanks to Ignacio De Lucas for Updating and Completing the Items List, as well as some other various information. This faq or any of it's parts are not to be used for monetary gain, or submittal to any form of magazine or publication, without proper credit given to it's author, and any contributors. You may print or electronicaly duplicate this faq only in its entirety. If you would like to make any contributions, please E-mail me at [email protected] Any contributions to this faq would be appreciated, and of course will recieve full credit for any such contributions. 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