According to the guides you learn this from nora/mikhail(another alternative I've seen is harrid). I'm playing a sara game and already recruited recruited harrid, recruited and ditched nora, but I never got this formation.
So where do I get it, or am I screwed because I ditched nora without taking her to battle?
yeah most say nora and mikhail. Looks like I somehow missed getting it when I got nora though, and can't get mikhail(obviously). I guess she needs to be in active party to get it or something, and she was character #6.
Any way to add it with PAR codes? Or do I need to use an earlier save?(I just tested and did get it with her with an earlier save, but I lose a few hours).
Yes, 7EF321F0 should give you tiger cave, desert lance, and hunter shift, without losing anything.
Set the code, save, clear the code, reset, reload. Yadda yadda.
Oh, and the problem is that you actually need to go into combat to learn it. That's when it gets added to your formation list. You don't actually need to use the formation. Going to the formation screen might also do it, I'm not sure...
I never understood all the Nora love. She's way down on the list of favorites for me. I just don't like her sprite design. And maybe I'm also a little greedy for free weapons and armor :P I know she's powerful, though; I used her once in a Martial Arts only party (with Harid, Ellen, Fairy and Boston I think :D).