Ok, so, I'm early on in the game, in Yaschas Massif (or however it's written) 10 AF. I have a maxed out level 20 Hoblit (I think that's what he's called. It's a robot kind of enemy), a Commando monster, in my party. He's an "Early Peeker", so he can't go beyond 1 out of the 5 possible stages for monster development. I also have a Urudimmu (also a Commando monster) which is at level 15 (I think). He can grow more levels than the Hoblit, and i have made him reach stage 2, but I don't have stage 2 materials for the crystarium yet (you know, like higher-level droplets and stuff), so I can't have him develop beyond level 15 yet.
So I'm trying to infuse Hoblit into Urudimmu so I can have Urudimmu get Hoblit's 2 Role abilities that are automatic, namely "Stagger: Wound" (which inflicts "Wound" on staggered enemies), and another that I don't quite remember what was called, but it boosts Strength against enemies that have their Physical and or Magic resistance set to "Resist" or "Halved". My Hoblit also has a passive ability that gives +15% Physical Resistance. HOWEVER: When I try to do this infusion, it shows that the passive ability will be carried over, but I get a message saying "This monster has no Role abilities to carry over", so I never dared to go through with the process. Are the only Role abilities that can be carried over abilities that are not automatic, like "Ruin" for example? Automatic Role abilities are a no go? :-/ Or?
Certain role abilities can't be transferred to other monsters through infusion. Stagger: Wound and Armor Breaker are two such abilities. The Monster Infusion FAQ has a list of all abilities that can and can't be transferred, I believe
you know I have played games and rpgs for over 25yrs since graduating highschool, and I would never use a strategy guide during the first play through. But i will admit this is the first game where I finally broke down and had to use a strategy guide, from everything regarding where to go, what portal to open next, monster guides, materials with there being little explanation or guidance. One of the most frustrating games i have ever played.