============================================================================= ---------------------------------                           ULTIMATE STARS --------------------------------- TRAIN HEARTNET CHARACTER FAQ Created by FFandMMfan --------------------------------- ================= TABLE OF CONTENTS ================= TH1: Introduction TH2: Basic Controls TH3: Acquiring and Evolving Train TH4: Help/Support Koma TH5: Battle Koma and Attack Damage TH6: Fighting with Train TH7: Fighting Against Train TH8: Supporting Train TH9: Train Decks TH10: Credits, Version Info and Legal Stuff -------------------------------- ================================ TH1: Introduction ================================ Hello, and welcome to my FAQ for Train Heartnet for the Nintendo DS fighting game Jump Ultimate Stars. If you're here, you probably want to improve your tactics with Train, and I'll help you do just that. Train is unlike most other characters, in the sense that his close range fighting skills are very poor. For a majority of the time that you use him, you'll be keeping your distance from the opponents, while dealing continuous gunfire to them. For a brief history on Train, he is from the manga Black Cat. In the manga, Train is considered to be the greatest gunman alive, and clearly has the skills to back up that claim. Sadly, some of his more amazing tactics, such as exploding bullets, tranquilizing bullets and being able to shoot his own bullets down another foe's gun barrel are not present in Jump Ultimate Stars. However, Train is still a great character - provided you know how to use him. If you simply go in, guns-a-blazin', you will probably get slaughtered. In this sense, he is one of the most interesting characters to use, because running up to the enemy and mashing B or Y will not help you win, and only help you die faster. So, if you want to learn how to properly use Train, and fill your enemies with lead, then read on! ================================ TH2: Basic Controls ================================ First off, I'll explain what the buttons do. Since the game is in Japanese, the manual and tutorials will mean nothing to importers, so I'll list the basic rundown first. B - Weak attack Y - Strong attack X - Special Attack A X + Up - Special Attack B A - Jump A, A - Double Jump A, A, A - Triple Jump (with appropriate Help Koma attached) Down - Defend Down + A - Drop below a platform Down, Down - Fall faster Double tap Left or Right - Dash B/Y + Left/Right - Side Attack (Or in Train's Case, gunfire) Y + Up - Upwards Attack B + Up - Ground/Second Upwards attack B/Y in the air - Aerial Attack Y + Down - Guard Break B + Down - Forced Change Attack (Changes the opponent's battle character) L and R - Character Hotkeys Select - Ultimate Action Actual damage output for Train's attacks against each type of nature will be covered in the Battle Character section. ================================= TH3: Acquiring and Evolving Train ================================= Before you can use a character in Jump Ultimate Stars, you need to obtain their Koma (manga panel) in the main game, and evolve it using gems which are also obtained in the main game (as well as other modes). Obtaining Train ---------------- Train is obtained in Mission 1 of BLACK CAT. The Black Cat world is in the J-Space section, in the center set of worlds (which also includes One Piece and Hunter x Hunter) and is the right world in that set (not to mention being written as "BLACK CAT" in English). To complete the mission, you must collect more Stars than your opponent before time runs out. If you do that, you'll have unlocked Train and he'll be waiting for you in the Evolution menu. For the record, it's the first stage within that mission, so if you see a completion icon next to the first one, then you have Train. Evolving Train --------------- As with most characters, Train begins as a Help Koma, and you must spend gems to evolve him. Here is a map of Train's Evolution chart. H = Help Koma S2/3 = Support Koma (with the number of spaces it takes) B4/5P/5K = Battle Koma (4 Koma of Power Nature, 5 Koma of Power Nature, and 5 Koma of Knowledge nature) --[S2]--[S3] : [H]---[B4]--[B5P] : --[B5K] And here's a list of how many gems of each type you need to acquire each of Train's Koma. Help: Default, no gems needed. Support Koma 2: Red = 30, Green = 20, White = 5 Support Koma 3: Red = 80, Green = 20, White = 10 Battle Koma 4: Red = 100, Green = 100, White = 15 Battle Koma 5 Power: Red = 100, Green = 300, White = 20 Battle Koma 5 Knowledge: Red = 300, Yellow = 100, Blue = 50 Total Cost to Fully Evolve Train: Red = 610 Green = 440 White = 50 Yellow = 100 Blue = 50 ====================== TH4: Help/Support Koma ====================== In this section, I'll list what Train can do with his Help and Support Koma. Damage calculation can be a bit weird with Train, because his attacks do multiple hits and can be drastically reduced by being far from the enemy. As such, I'll only list the maximum damage for each attack. Help: Gives a nearby character an immunity to the Shock status effect. You have to point the arrow at the character whom you want to give the immunity to, otherwise it will do nothing. Support Koma 2: Train appears and throws a bomb, that causes Blindness to whoever it hits. It also deals some damage. Support 2 Against Power Characters: 12 Damage Support 2 Against Knowledge Characters: 18 Damage Support 2 Against Laughter Characters: 12 Damage Support Koma 2 Shape:  Support Koma 3: Train appears and fires his Rail Gun in a straight line and causes Shock effect. It deals multiple hits, so actual damage depends on how many hits connect with the enemy. It also appears that the farther away from the enemy you are, the less hits they will recieve.These are only the numbers I've got, so the actual max damage may be a few points more: Support 3 Against Power Characters: 23 Damage Support 3 Against Knowledge Characters: 34 Damage Support 3 Against Laughter Characters: 23 Damage Support Koma 3 Shape:   ================================== TH5: Battle Koma and Attack Damage ================================== Train has 3 Battle Koma (4 Koma and two 5 Koma)and each one is a little bit different than the last one. Here, I'll outline what these Koma do. Keep in mind that J-Soul is what your life meter is called. The higher the number, the more life you have. Also, remember that Train's Rail Gun does multiple hits, so calculating minimum damage is hard, because being far from the opponent can drastically reduce it's damage. Also, keep in mind that all of Train's Special attacks are of the Power nature, no matter which Koma he is using. Train has two passive abilities, each one is always in effect, and does not need a Help Koma to grant these abilities: - Train can Wall Jump - Train is immune to Shock effect. Battle Koma 4 ------------- J-Soul: 136 Nature: Power Koma Shape:   Special Attack A: Train fires his Rail gun forward, and has a bit of charge time, and lag time after the shot. Induces Shock effect. Special Attack A Damage: Against Power: 28 Damage Against Knowledge: 42 Damage Against Laughter: 28 Damage Special Attack B: Train charges forward while spinning and strikes the enemy physically with his gun. Unless the enemy is protected, or flashing from hit recovery during part of the attack, it will do consistant damage. Special Attack B Damage: Against Power: 31 Damage Against Knowledge: 46 Damage Against Laughter: 31 Damage Personal Opinion: His Rail Gun is not quite as strong as his 5 Koma's, but his X+up attack is more reliable and can be comboed with easier. Since you should NOT entirely rely on the Rail Gun (It's only mentioned so often because it's his strongest attack) you may opt for the 4 Koma's slightly better combo ability. A good Koma for 1 vs 1 fights. Battle Koma 5 (Power) --------------------- J-Soul: 152 Nature: Power Koma Shape:    Special Attack A: Train charges his Rail Gun, while being held by a good friend of his, Minatsuki Saya, and fires the massive shot. Huge attack, with large knockback effect and inflicts Shock status upon the enemy. Special Attack A Damage: Against Power: Low 50s Against Knowledge: Mid 70s/Low 80s Against Laughter: Low 50s Special Attack B: Train jumps into the air at an angle, spinning around. Deals consistant damage, but is much weaker than the Rail Gun. Special Attack B Damage: Against Power: 32 Against Knowledge: 55 Against Laughter: 32 Personal Opinion: This is what I use most often. It sports the stronger Rail Gun, but a harder to combo X+up skill. Since you won't be using the Rail Gun unless you can disable the enemy somehow, or are in a 4 Player match and they are preoccupied, the 4 Koma is the way to go for 1 on 1 fights. However, since the Rail Gun's shot is larger, not to mention stronger and with better knockback power, if you're in a 4 Player Battle, and you have the Koma to back up the Rail Gun's large charge time, this is the Koma to use. Battle Koma 5 (Knowledge) ------------------------- J-Soul: 152 Nature: Knowledge Koma Shape:   Special Attack A: Same as his other 5 Koma, the Rail Gun. Special Attack A Damage: Against Power: Low 50s Against Knowledge: Mid 70s/Low 80s Against Laughter: Low 50s Special Attack B: Same as his other 5 Koma. Damage is a bit different. Special Attack B Damage: Against Power: 35 Against Knowledge: 52 Against Laughter: 35 Personal Opinion: For the most part, not any different than his other 5 Koma. If you have a Power character as your main, and want to have Train in your deck, this would be the right choice, but it ultimately makes no difference on which of the 5 Koma you pick. ----------------------------- Ultimate Action: Train throws his gun into the air and catches it. This will make his standard gunshot moves able to fire for 6 hits instead of 3. However, it only lasts for the next set of shots he makes. Standard Attacks and Damage: ==IMPORTANT NOTE== These figures are for Train's 4 and 5 Koma which are Power based. For his Knowledge Koma figures, just switch the heavier damage to Laughter instead of Knowledge (i.e., B attacks do 7 damage to Power and Knowledge and 10 to Laughter characters). B button attacks - All of them do 7 Damage to Power and Laughter characters and 10 damage to Knowledge characters. However, it should be noted that B + Down (which is the move that anyone can use to force an opponent's battle character to switch)is long range, and can be fired from acros the screen, though they have to be within visible range. Y Button attacks: Y - Hits the opponent physically with his gun. 15 damage to Power and Laughter, and 22 to Knowledge. Gunshots - Fired with Y + Left/Right, Y + Up and Y in the air. Each shot against a Power/Laughter character will do 5 damage, and against a Knowledge will first do 7 damage, and every following shot will do 1 more damage than the last shot (for example: Shot 2 does 8 damage, shot 3 does 9 damage). Let's not forget that Train's Ultimate Action allows his next round of shots to deal 6 shots instead of the standard 3. Train's Gunshots will also ricochet off of the ground. Y + Down - Deals 14 damage to Power and Laughter characters, and 21 damage to Knowledge. This is a Guard Break attack, and is also long range. And that about wraps it up for damage output :) ======================== TH6: Fighting with Train ======================== Ah, the section you've all been waiting for! So, what makes this character so useful? Lets take him apart :D Close Range Attacks = Bad. Well, they aren't the worst attacks in the game, and he does have a few good close range combos, but you would be better off using long range attacks. Due to Train's fairly low HP, going straight into the fray is not a good idea, but if you're in a 1 vs 1 fight, you have a better chance of landing some close range hits, than trying to back away and fire upon them. Long Range Attacks = Good. Keep moving, and use those Aerial Y shots as much as possible, since they don't require you to be planted on the ground. Even though they don't do very much damage, they allow you to land hits without being near the enemy, and thus keeping your life higher. However, they are easily blocked, and guard happy foes may be difficult to get a hit on. These enemies are the perfect target for Train's long range Guard Break attack, but be careful, as you'll be wide open if they lower their guard and jump over the hit or use a Support Koma. His Ultimate Action. It increases his fire rate from 3 hits to 6 hits. Now, while this may not seem like much, against a weaker natured character that is otherwise disabled or occupied by another foe, you can deal tons of damage from a distance. This can also be useful for quickly raising his special bar, because he doesn't have to get near the enemy to harm them. His Guard Break and Forced Change Attacks. Each of them take a second to charge (everyone else's do too) but can hit from across the screen, and be excellent set-ups for serious damage. For example, if the opponent is using a Laughter and has a Knowledge in reserve, and you have Power Train, you can use his Ultimate Action, force switch (and guard break if they decide to take the defensive), let 6 shots loose on a weaker natured character, and finish up with Rail Gun. The Solid Wall Effect. The Rail Gun deals more damage if the enemy is caught within it's blast from beginning to end, but if you are too far from the enemy, or near a broken wall, they won't feel the full force of the shot. So, a good tactic would be to back them into a solid wall with another character, switch to Train and Rail Gun them at close range and watch their colors drain away. Reflect Shot. Train's Aerial Y attack will fire Shots downward at an angle, but they bounce off the ground and travel back up. Using his Ultimate Action beforehand can result in some nifty surprise attacks. Slip n' Slide. Stages where the floor is covered in ice, are stages where Train can truly shine. His shots may not have much knockback in normal conditions, but they can easily keep an enemy away from you on these stages. It should also be noted, that the Rail gun becomes a monster on these stages due to it's insane knockback effect, will almost surely score you a ringout. But this effect works both ways, and the Rail Gun will send Train flying backwards as well, so you must make sure not to toss yourself off the edge. Stop Effect. One of the status effects will prevent you from moving for a short time. However, you can still attack, and Train's gunshots will give him an excellent defense until he can move again. Hang back. When the opponents are busy beating the crap out of each other at close range, simply continue firing at them from a distance to get in a few hits without dirtying your hands. Once the battle comes towards you, use the Rail Gun with your (probably) full Special bar and keep them at bay until they fall. Keep Moving. If you are being persued by a close range attacker, and you don't have anyone left to switch to, stay away from them and fire with Aerial Y attacks as you move. Facing someone like Dio or Don Patch up close with Train is a VERY bad idea. To sum all of this up, you want to keep your distance, abuse his Ultimate Action and set them up in a trap where you'll have the upper hand (such as against a solid wall). Plus, his long range force switch and guard break skills are an excellent touch. =========================== TH7: Fighting Against Train =========================== Whereas players who use Train attempt to stay away and fire from a distance, those who play against Train must close this gap without letting him corner you, or give him the ability to set you up for massive damage. There are a few ways to do this. One would be to use someone who specializes at close range, but can function at long range as well (such as Renji or Zoro). Another way, would be to use a Support Koma that can prevent his ability to attack, and then go after him once he has no way to stop you. The ice stage strategy also works against Train. He'll be busy firing at his opponents and attempting to ring-out them. While he's attacking, jump at him and attack to throw him off balance, and ring out him. Unless he is using his Aerial Y attack, he has to be planted on the ground, and due to the lag after firing, you can hit him when he has nowhere to run. Train cannot knock anyone into the air. None of his attacks are capable of getting you more than a few inches off the ground. I'm not sure how this will prove to be useful, but it's a fact nevertheless. ===================== TH8: Supporting Train ===================== Help Koma and Support Koma are vital parts of any deck, and certain ones are better than others. Train's main strategy is to keep distance, but there are a fair share of things that can make your strategy a bit more interesting, by using Help and Support Koma. Here, I'll list some Koma that I think would improve any Train deck. Help Koma ---------- Triple Jump: I'd recommend using Eve, since she also gives Train a boost. Air Dash: Use Yoruichi from Bleach (a Black Cat) which also boosts him. Reduce Damage Taken from Special Attacks: Use Sven, because he also Boosts Train. Increase Special Gauge by 1: Adds a special bar for your deck. Any work, but my personal favorites are Shanks (One Piece) and Isshin (Bleach). The character doesn't matter though, they all do the same thing. Good filler for any deck. Increase SP Gauge when attacking with/blocking a battle character: Anyone, but this REALLY helps, since you'll be firing at the enemy all the time. Personally, I'd recommend Ichigo (Bleach) because 4 Koma Renji (who is boosted by Ichigo) is a good ally for Train. Immunity to Freeze: Keeps Train from being stuck in place. Not too useful, but it's worth mention. If you use 4 Koma Renji as an ally, it would be wise to use Rukia (Bleach) since she boosts Renji. Support Koma ------------- Now, we're gonna boost Train's arsenal of buddies. There's a lot of Koma that could REALLY help Train, so check the list, try them out, and see what you like best. Hyoga 3 Koma (Saint Seiya) - Creates a beam of Ice that freezes the enemy. Call out Hyoga, charge the Rail Gun and let off a dual beam that will both freeze and knockback the enemy. If needed, fire off a shot or two to stun the enemy so they don't break your attack. If Hyoga hits them, they're wide open for the Rail Gun. Yahiko 2 Koma (Rurouni Kenshin)- Can be used in the air. Dives down from the sky to attack the enemy. If he hits, he'll do some damage and drain 1 SP bar from them. Good for surprise attacks, and a nice Koma in general. Sven 2 Koma (Black Cat) - Causes Paralysis. Not so much useful as it is cool to see Train and Sven fighting together. Also boosts him, but you may opt for his Help Koma instead. Sena 3 Koma (Eyeshield 21) - Looked down upon by most players, due to it's fair amount of cheapness and speed. Causes Stop effect, which leaves your opponent at your mercy. Katsura & Elizabith 3 Koma (Gintama) - Hits upwards, frontwards, backwards, basically everywhere around them. Knocks the enemy sky high, which Train cannot do. Yoruichi 2 Koma (Bleach) - Grabs you and sends you flying upwards in the direction you're facing. Good for recovery from near-ringouts, but also can be used to run the hell away if you're caught in a tight spot. Orihime 3 Koma (Bleach) - Heals everyone in your deck. Kurama 3 Koma (Yu Yu Hakusho) - Heals your current character, but heals more than Orihime. Seiya 2 Koma (Saint Seiya) - Heals you a little bit, but also removes bad status effects and takes effect much quicker than Orhime and Kurama. Vegeta 3 Koma (Dragon Ball) - Appears and fires a blast at a downward angle. Good for setting up what I call the Cross-Shot, which, if an enemy is caught between the Rail Gun and Vegeta 3 Koma, they'll recieve quite a bit of damage. Also good for making a wall between you and physical enemies. Ohara 3 Koma (Kochi Kame) - Since it takes eons to charge the Rail Gun, using Ohara to keep the enemies in it's attack wave, and moving it towards the edge of the stage, can be a great time to charge and use the Rail Gun, or extending Train's physical or shot combos. Not to mention doing lots of damage. (^Credit goes to "goshuJINsama" for the above strategy for Ohara) Battle Koma ------------ Eve 5 Koma (Black Cat) - Boosts Train and a good backup with some good ringout power and a good X+up special. Lenalee 5 Koma (D.Gray-Man) - Good air combos, something Train lacks. Renji 4 Koma (Bleach) - Excellent at short and long range attacks, good in most any situation. Great to pair with 5 Koma Knowledge Train. Kagura 5 Koma (Gintama) - Good close range fighter, and can heal herself while you let a damaged Train recover his life in reserve. Gintoki 5 Koma (Gintama) - Good close range fighter, plus his laughter nature covers Knowledge Train's weakness to power. Zoro 6 Koma (One Piece) - Good at close range, but also functions fairly well at long range. Gotenks 5 Koma (Dragon Ball) - A good laughter to cover Train, and works well at long or short range. Tsuna 6 Koma (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!) - Really great laughter character, one of the best in the game. Excellent for close range attacks. Train should be considered a backup instead of a main character, because he's really only an averagely powered character. But, if you can manage to get good with him, he's worth the trouble and really, nobody expects Train. He's not an amazing character in terms of what he can actually do on his own, but like any fighting game, the character is only as strong as the player is skilled. ================= TH9: Train Decks ================= Here, I'll list some decks I've made that include Train. Feel free to substitute any Koma with something else, if you feel like it, these are just some that I've made and I'm by no means the best deck designer. Name: An Alien Cat Info: Train/Kagura deck. 1. Train (Black Cat)(Leader) 2. Kagura (Gintama) 3. Hyoga (Saint Seiya)(R) 4. Satsuki (Ichigo 100%) (L) 5. Sven (Black Cat) *Pointing at Train* 6. Eve (Black Cat) *Pointing at Train* 7. Gintoki (Gintama) *Pointing at Kagura* 8. Isshin (Bleach) 9. Shanks (One Piece)     --- Name: T's Info: Everyone in the deck's name starts with T. 1. Train (Black Cat)(Leader) 2. Tsuna (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!) 3. Taikoubou (Houshin Engi) 4. Trunks (Dragon Ball) (R) 5. Tatsuki (Bleach) *Pointing to Train* 6. Tsunade (Naruto)*Pointing at Tsuna*     --- Name: ChooChoo Info: Train/Eve Deck. 1. Train (Black Cat) (Leader) 2. Eve (Black Cat) 3. Sven (Black Cat) 4. Hyoga (Saint Seiya) (R) 5. Yoruichi (Bleach) (L) 6. Ichigo (Bleach) *Pointing at Train* 7. Saya (Black Cat)*Pointing at Train* 8. Akane-chan(Neuro)*Pointing at Eve* 9. Shanks (One Piece)     --- Name: A Slaying Cat Info: Black Cat/Bleach Deck 1. Train (Black Cat) (Leader) 2. Renji (Bleach) 3. Orihime (Bleach (R) 4. Yoruichi (Bleach) (L) 5. Ichigo (Bleach) *Pointing at Train* 6. Eve (Black Cat) *Pointing at Train* 7. Rukia (Bleach) *Pointing at Renji* 8. Saya (Black Cat) *Pointing at Renji* 9. Isshin (Bleach) Z. Zangetsu (Bleach) [Z]    ========================================== TH10: Credits, Version Info and Legal Stuff ========================================== First of all, I'd like to give some thanks, and credit where credit is due. Genroh - Without your FAQ, I would not have been able to get through the game, since I cannot read Japanese. Thanks to your translations, I was able to create this FAQ. JUS GameFAQs Board Users - Thanks for any strategies and tips you've submitted. You're credited below whatever you submitted. Nintendo - For creating the DS, the greatest handheld yet, and publishing this game. CJayC - For creating this website. And for the example legal stuff, since this is my first FAQ. Shonen Jump - For having Black Cat in your manga, thus allowing me to write this FAQ. Version Info ------------- Version 1.0 - My first submission of my first FAQ. I hope it gets posted :D At any rate, the only things I believe are missing would be a more complete list of characters for the Supporting Train section. Version 2.0 - Huge overhaul. I added the Deck section, added tons of Help, Support and Battle Characters. Changed many strategies and added new ones. This took me a while, and I hope it's good enough :) Legal Stuff ----------- Copyright 2006-2007 Jason Dorfman This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. The only web site that has permission to post this FAQ is gamefaqs.com /\ /\ =^.^= This FAQ will not give you Bad Luck.