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    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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