Chrono Trigger DS - Technique FAQ

(c) RevenantThings (Kyle Johnston

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Update Information

12/12/08 - Beginning of FAQ

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Table of Contents

I.   Introduction
II.  Single Techs
III. Dual Techs
IV.  Triple Techs
V.   Gemstones
VI.  TP Grinding
VII. Credits, Thanks and Legal Information

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I. Introduction
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Techniques are the backbone of the battle system in Chrono Trigger.
Throughout the course of the game, you will obtain Tech Points (TP)
that will let you learn powerful abilities. After speaking with
Spekkio, you can learn magic attacks and stronger abilities. The lists
below have information on all the techniques in the game. The original
SNES translation is in parenthesis (if applicable).

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II. Single Techs
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Crono
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Cyclone
MP: 2
TP: 5
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Whirl about enemy, striking others nearby.

Wind Slash (Slash)
MP: 2
TP: 90
Target: Line
Description: Slashes enemies with wind gusts. (Light)

Lightning
MP: 2
TP: n/a
Target: One
Description: Attack an enemy with lightning. (Light)

Cleave (Spincut)
MP: 4
TP: 200
Target: One
Description: Deals double damage to an enemy.

Lightning II (Lightning 2)
MP: 8
TP: 500
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with lightning. (Light)

Raise (Life)
MP: 10
TP: 400
Target: One
Description: Revive KO'd ally.

Frenzy (Confuse)
MP: 12
TP: 800
Target: One
Description: Strike enemy 4 times in succession.

Luminaire
MP: 20
TP: 1,000
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with holy light. (Light)

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Marle
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Aura
MP: 1
TP: 10
Target: One
Description: Restores a small amount of HP to an ally.

Allure (Provoke)
MP: 1
TP: 50
Target: One
Description: Confuse enemy.

Ice
MP: 2
TP: n/a
Target: One
Description: Attack an enemy with ice. (Ice)

Cure
MP: 2
TP: 150
Target: One
Description: Restore moderate HP to an ally.

Haste
MP: 6
TP: 250
Target: One
Description: Halves time between turns for ally.

Ice II (Ice 2)
MP: 8
TP: 400
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with ice. (Ice)

Cure II (Cure 2)
MP: 5
TP: 600
Target: One
Description: Restores a large amount of HP to an ally.

Arise (Life 2)
MP: 15
TP: 900
Target: One
Description: Revive and fully heal ally.

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Lucca
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Flamethrower (Flame Toss)
MP: 1
TP: 10
Target: Line
Description: Burn enemies along a direct line. (Fire)

Hypnowave (Hypno Wave)
MP: 1
TP: 60
Target: All
Description: Put all enemies to sleep.

Fire
MP: 2
TP: n/a
Target: One
Description: Attack an enemy with fire. (Fire)

Napalm
MP: 4
TP: 150
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Bomb enemies within a circle. (Fire)

Protect
MP: 6
TP: 250
Target: One
Description: Boost ally's Defense.

Fire II (Fire 2)
MP: 8
TP: 400
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with fire. (Fire)

Megaton Bomb (Mega Bomb)
MP: 15
TP: 600
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Blast enemies within a circle. (Fire)

Flare
MP: 20
TP: 900
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with intense fire. (Fire)

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Robo
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Rocket Punch
MP: 1
TP: n/a
Target: One
Description: Launch fist at an enemy.

Cure Beam
MP: 2
TP: n/a
Target: One
Description: Restore a small amount of HP to an ally.

Laser Spin
MP: 3
TP: 5
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with laser. (Shadow)

Robo Tackle
MP: 4
TP: 150
Target: One
Description: Charge and attack an enemy.

Heal Beam
MP: 3
TP: 400
Target: All
Description: Restore a small amount of HP to all allies.

Rapid-fire Fist (Uzzi Punch)
MP: 12
TP: 600
Target: One
Description: Barrage an enemy with rocket punches.

Proximity Bomb (Area Bomb)
MP: 14
TP: 800
Target: Multiple (near Robo)
Description: Blast surrounding enemies. (Fire)

Electrocute (Shock)
MP: 17
TP: 1,000
Target: All
Description: Zap all enemies with electricity. (Light)

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Frog
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Slurp
MP: 1
TP: 10
Target: One
Description: Restore a small amount of HP to an ally.

Slurp Slash (Slurp Cut)
MP: 2
TP: 15
Target: One
Description: Snag enemy with tongue, then slash it.

Water
MP: 2
TP: n/a
Target: One
Description: Attack an enemy with water. (Water)

Heal
MP: 2
TP: 10
Target: All
Description: Restore moderate HP to all allies.

Aerial Strike (Leap Slash)
MP: 4
TP: 250
Target: One
Description: Leap up and stab an enemy from above.

Water II (Water 2)
MP: 8
TP: 400
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with water. (Water)

Cure II (Cure 2)
MP: 5
TP: 600
Target: One
Description: Restore a large amount of HP to an ally.

Frog Squash
MP: 15
TP: 1,000
Target: All
Description: Hit all foes. Damage higher when HP is low.

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Ayla
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Kiss
MP: 1
TP: 10
Target: One
Description: Lightly heal ally and restore status.

Roundillo Kick (Rollo Kick)
MP: 2
TP: 60
Target: One
Description: Jump-kick an enemy.

Cat Attack
MP: 3
TP: 100
Target: One
Description: Savagely claw an enemy.

Boulder Toss (Rock Throw)
MP: 4
TP: 200
Target: One
Description: Lob an enemy as if it were a stone.

Charm
MP: 4
TP: 400
Target: One
Description: Seduce enemy to obtain an item.

Tail Spin
MP: 10
TP: 600
Target: Multiple (near Ayla)
Description: Spin and strike surrounding enemies.

Dino Tail
MP: 15
TP: 800
Target: All
Description: Hit all foes. Damage higher when HP is low.

Triple Kick
MP: 20
TP: 1,000
Target: One
Description: Kick an enemy 3 times.

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Magus
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Lightning II (Lightning 2)
MP: 8
TP: n/a
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with lightning. (Light)

Ice II (Ice 2)
MP: 8
TP: n/a
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with ice. (Ice)

Fire II (Fire 2)
MP: 8
TP: n/a
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with fire. (Fire)

Dark Bomb
MP: 8
TP: 400
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Bomb enemies within a circle. (Shadow)

Barrier (Magic Wall)
MP: 8
TP: 400
Target: One
Description: Boost ally's Magic Defense.

Dark Mist
MP: 10
TP: 400
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with darkness. (Shadow)

Black Hole
MP: 15
TP: 900
Target: One
Description: Attempt to banish enemies within a circle.

Dark Matter
MP: 20
TP: 900
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with darkness. (Shadow)

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III. Dual Techs
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Aura Whirl
Crono + Marle
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Aura (1)
Target: All
Description: Restore a small amount of HP to all allies.

Ice Sword
Crono + Marle
Techs Required: Cleave (4), Ice (2)
Target: One
Description: Strike foe with enchanted blade. (Ice)

Ice Sword II (Ice Sword 2)
Crono + Marle
Techs Required: Frenzy (12), Ice II (8)
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Hit all foes in circle with spellblade. (Ice)

Fire Whirl
Crono + Lucca
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Flamethrower (1)
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Attack all enemies in circle with fire. (Fire)

Fire Sword
Crono + Lucca
Techs Required: Cleave (4), Fire (2)
Target: One
Description: Strike foe with an enchanted blade. (Fire)

Fire Sword II (Fire Sword 2)
Crono + Lucca
Techs Required: Frenzy (12), Fire II (8)
Target: All
Description: Hit all foes in circle with spellblade. (Fire)

Supersonic Spin (Rocket Roll)
Crono + Robo
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Laser Spin (3)
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with laser. (Shadow)

Cyclone Sweep (Max Cyclone)
Crono + Robo
Techs Required: Cleave (2), Laser Spin (3)
Target: Multiple (near Robo)
Description: Spin Crono through enemies.

Megavolt (Super Volt)
Crono + Robo
Techs Required: Lightning II (8), Electrocute (17)
Target: All
Description: Attack all enemies with electricity. (Light)

X-Strike
Crono + Frog
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2)
Target: One
Description: Cross-slash an enemy.

Sword Stream
Crono + Frog
Techs Required: Cleave (4), Water (2)
Target: One
Description: Shower enemy in a stream of pain. (Water)

Lightning Rod (Spire)
Crono + Frog
Techs Required: Lightning II (8), Aerial Strike (4)
Target: One
Description: Skewer foe and hit with lightning. (Light)

Drill Kick
Crono + Ayla
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Roundillo Kick (2)
Target: One
Description: Strike enemy with a penetrating kick.

Thunder Chomp (Volt Bite)
Crono + Ayla
Techs Required: Lightning (2), Cat Attack (3)
Target: One
Description: Deliver a charged bite to an enemy. (Light)

Falcon Strike (Falcon Hit)
Crono + Ayla
Techs Required: Cleave (4), Boulder Toss (4)
Target: Line
Description: Strike along horizontal line through enemy.

Antipode Bomb (Antipode)
Marle + Lucca
Techs Required: Ice (2), Fire (2)
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Hit enemies in circle with fire and ice. (Shadow)

Antipode Bomb II (Antipode 2)
Marle + Lucca
Techs Required: Ice II (8), Fire II (8)
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Hit enemies in circle with fire and ice. (Shadow)

Antipode Bomb III (Antipode 3)
Marle + Lucca
Techs Required: Ice II (8), Flare (20)
Target: All
Description: Hit all enemies with fire and ice. (Shadow)

Aura Beam
Marle + Robo
Techs Required: Aura (1), Cure Beam (2)
Target: All
Description: Restore a small amount of HP to all allies.

Ice Tackle
Marle + Robo
Techs Required: Ice (4), Robo Tackle (2)
Target: One
Description: Attack enemy with glacial ice. (Ice)

Cure Wind (Cure Touch)
Marle + Robo
Techs Required: Cure II (5), Heal Beam (3)
Target: All
Description: Restore a large amount of HP to all allies.

Ice Water
Marle + Frog
Techs Required: Ice (2), Water (2)
Target: One
Description: Bathe all enemies in an icy shower. (Ice/Water)

Glacial Freeze (Glacier)
Marle + Frog
Techs Required: Ice II (8), Water II (8)
Target: One
Description: Strike enemy with colossal icicles. (Ice/Water)

Double Cure
Marle + Frog
Techs Required: Cure II (5), Cure II (5)
Target: All
Description: Fully restore all allies' HP and status.

Twin Charm
Marle + Ayla
Techs Required: Allure (1), Charm (4)
Target: One
Description: Distract and steal from an enemy.

Ice Toss
Marle + Ayla
Techs Required: Ice (2), Boulder Toss (4)
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Lob ice at enemies in a circle. (Ice)

Iceberg Toss (Cube Toss)
Marle + Ayla
Techs Required: Ice II (8), Boulder Toss (4)
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Lob iceberg to hit foes in a circle. (Ice)

Fire Punch
Lucca + Robo
Techs Required: Fire (2), Rocket Punch (1)
Target: Enemy circle
Description: Burn foes in circle with fiery punch. (Fire)

Fire Tackle
Lucca + Robo
Techs Required: Fire II (8), Robo Tackle (4)
Target: One
Description: Attack enemy with flames. (Fire)

Double Bomb (DoublevBomb)
Lucca + Robo
Techs Required: Megaton Bomb (15), Proximity Bomb (14)
Target: Multiple (near Robo)
Description: Blast enemies around Robo. (Fire)

Flame Kick
(Lucca + Ayla
Techs Required: Fire (2), Roundillo Kick (2)
Target: One
Description: Strike enemy with a fiery kick. (Fire)

Inferno (Fire Whirl)
Lucca + Ayla
Techs Required: Fire II (8), Tail Spin (10)
Target: All
Description: Engulf enemies in whirling flame. (Fire)

Blaze Kick
Lucca + Ayla
Techs Required: Fire II (8), Triple Kick (20)
Target: One
Description: Strike enemy with a fiery triple kick. (Fire)

Frog Launcher (Blade Toss)
Robo + Frog
Techs Required: Laser Spin (3), Slurp Slash (2)
Target: Line
Description: Launch Frog to strike an enemy.

Bubble Breath (Bubble Snap)
Robo + Frog
Techs Required: Robo Tackle (4), Water (2)
Target: One
Description: Drop Robo on an enemy.

Cure Wave
Robo + Frog
Techs Required: Heal Beam (3), Cure II (5)
Target: All
Description: Restores a large amount of HP to all allies.

Boogie
Robo + Ayla
Techs Required: Robo Tackle (4), Charm (4)
Target: All
Description: Inflict Stop on all enemies.

Spin Kick
Robo + Ayla
Techs Required: Robo Tackle (4), Roundillo Kick (2)
Target: One
Description: Hit enemy with a spinning kick.

Beast Toss
Robo + Ayla
Techs Required: Rapid-fire Fist (12), Boulder Toss (4)
Target: One
Description: Throw an enemy around.

Slurp Kiss
Frog + Ayla
Techs Required: Slurp (1), Kiss (1)
Target: All
Description: Heal all allies and restore status.

Bubble Burst
Frog + Ayla
Techs Required: Water (2), Roundillo Kick (2)
Target: One
Description: Drop Ayla on an enemy.

Dropdown (Drop Kick)
Frog + Ayla
Techs Required: Aerial Strike (4), Triple Kick (20)
Target: One
Description: Slam into an enemy from above.

Red Needle (Red Pin)
Frog + Lucca
Techs Required: Fire (2), Aerial Strike (4)
Target: One
Description: Impale enemy with a fiery blade. (Fire)

Line Bomb
Frog + Lucca
Techs Required: Megaton Bomb (15), Aerial Strike (4)
Target: Line
Description: Bomb enemies along a horizontal line. (Fire)

Frog Flare
Frog + Lucca
Techs Required: Flare (20), Frog Squash (15)
Target: All
Description: Hit all foes with two mighty techs. (Fire)

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IV. Triple Techs
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Delta Force
Crono + Marle + Lucca
Techs Required: Lightning II (8), Ice II (8), Fire II (8)
Target: All
Description: Hit all foes with an elemental blast. (Shadow)

Lifeline (Life Line)
Crono + Marle + Robo
Techs Required: Cyclone (15), Arise (15), Laser Spin (3)
Target: All
Description: Grant all allies a one-time auto-revive.

Frost Arc (Arc Impulse)
Crono + Marle + Frog
Techs Required: Cleave (4), Ice II (8), Aerial Strike (4)
Target: One
Description: Strike enemy with an icy blade. (Ice)

Final Kick
Crono + Marle + Ayla
Techs Required: Lightning II (8), Ice II (8), Triple Kick (20)
Target: One
Description: Strike foe with an elemental kick. (Shadow)

Ring of Fire (Fire Zone)
Crono + Lucca + Robo
Techs Required: Cleave (4), Fire II (8), Laser Spin (3)
Target: Multiple (near Robo)
Description: Spin Crono through enemies. (Fire)

Delta Storm
Crono + Lucca + Frog
Techs Required: Lightning II (8), Fire II (8), Water II (8)
Target: All
Description: Hit all foes with an elemental blast. (Shadow)

Gatling Kick
Crono + Lucca + Ayla
Techs Required: Lightning II (8), Fire II (8), Triple Kick (20)
Target: One
Description: Strike foe with an elemental kick. (Shadow)

Triple Attack (Triple Raid)
Crono + Robo + Frog
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Slurp Cut (2), Robo Tackle (4)
Target: One
Description: Hit enemy with a three-pronged attack.

Twister
Crono + Robo + Ayla
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Laser Spin (3), Tail Spin (10)
Target: One
Description: Hit all foes with whirling tornado. (Shadow)

3-D Attack (3D Attack)
Crono + Frog + Ayla
Techs Required: Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2), Triple Kick (20)
Target: One
Description: Hit enemy with a triple attack.

Eternal Darkness (Dark Eternal)
Magus + Marle + Lucca
Techs Required: Dark Matter (20), Ice II (8), Fire II (8)
Target: All
Item Required: Black Gemstone
Description: Attack all enemies with darkness. (Shadow)

Omega Flare
Lucca + Robo + Magus
Techs Required: Flare (20), Laser Spin (3), Dark Bomb (8)
Target: All
Item Required: Blue Gemstone
Description: Hit all foes with amplified laser. (Shadow)

Spin Strike
Frog + Robo + Ayla
Techs Required: Leap Slash (4), Robo Tackle (4), Tail Spin (10)
Target: One
Item Required: Silver Gemstone
Description: Hit enemy with a whirling leap attack.

Poyozo Dance
Marle + Lucca + Ayla
Techs Required: Allure (1), Hypno Wave (1), Triple Kick (10)
Target: All
Item Required: White Gemstone
Description: Confuse all enemies and hit with ??? magic.

Master Mune (Grand Dream)
Frog + Robo + Marle
Techs Required: Frog Squash (15), Heal Beam (3), Arise (15)
Target: All
Item Required: Golden Gemstone
Description: Call upon Masa and Mune to smite enemies

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V.   Gemstones
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There are five Gemstone accessories in the game that are required to
have before you can actually use any of the non-Crono Triple Techs.
They must be equipped before you have access to them. You can find
them at the following locations.

Black Gemstone
Kajar 
Open the hidden room using the elemental books (water, wind, fire)

Blue Gemstone
Giant's Claw
Treasure Chest

Golden Gemstone
Denadoro Mts.
Have Frog as the leader and climb the mountain and he'll catch a rock
thrown at you - AFTER upgrading the Masamune

Silver Gemstone
Laruba Ruins
The Nu who changes your name will give it to you late in the game.

White Gemstone
Black Omen
Treasure Chest

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VI. TP Grinding
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The following are easy ways to gain good amounts of TP.

Hunting Ground (Prehistory)
Nu (30 TP)
Wait for the rain to come and run to try and find him - he appears in
various locations.

Mountain of Woe (Antiquity)
Rubble enemies (100 TP each)
In the area with the first save point, you can respawn the Rubble
enemies by leaving/returning to the map.

Blackbird (Antiquity)
Turret enemies (100 TP each)
Found on the wing of the Blackbird

Black Omen (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Present)
Nomad (100 TP)
You fight a lot of these.

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VII. Credits, Thanks and Legal Information
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Square-Enix       - Porting this great game.
Chrono Compendium - old translations
GBATemp           - Information/assistance
GameFAQs          - The boards and the FAQs.
Phoenix 1911      - TP listing
blackwolf545	  - Mastermune correction
DBM11085          - basic information/layout

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