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                             The Thousand-Year Door - Party Member FAQ
    
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    0 - Table Of Contents
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    0 - Table Of Contents 
    1 - Introduction
    2 - What are Party Members?
    3 - Party Member Leveling Up
    4 - Party Member Descriptions
    5 - Party Member Moves Chart
    6 - Party Member Badges
    7 - Copyright & Legal
    
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    1 - Introduction
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    As a warning, this FAQ obviously contains Spoilers for the game and if you 
    would not like game details to be revealed to you stop reading this now.
    
     _Small Key___________________
    |-----------------------------|
    | HP = Hit Points             |
    | FP = Flower Points          |
    |_____________________________|
    
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    2 - What are Party Members?
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    Party Members are characters that join you in your quest and can fight along 
    side you in battle. They can help you fight battles, find secrets, flip 
    switches, jump gaps, and many other things in the game. 
    
    Each side-kick has 5 of their own moves:
    
    1 primary main move
    1 move that requires FP
    2 moves that are acquired by leveling up (see section 3)
    1 "in-game" move that cannot be used in battles
    
    During a battle, you can switch you and your side-kicks battle order by 
    pressing [Y]. In a battle, a sidekick can only: Use their attacks, Use items 
    you are carrying, and use Tactics. They CAN NOT use special attacks, only 
    Mario can do that. If a side-kick dies in battle, the game is NOT over. A 
    Game Over only occurs when Mario is out of HP. Also in battle, party 
    members can be switched by either Mario or the current side-kick himself.
    
    When Mario levels up, his sidekicks do not. Sidekicks only gain strength 
    by leveling up themselves.
    
    As for the in-game moves, those are used to help Mario in dungeons or 
    any place but in battles. Party Members can be switched at any
    out-of-battle time by pressing Start then Party or Left on the grey control 
    pad. From there you can view their stats, HP, or descriptions of them and 
    their moves. 
    
    Party Members that can fight in battles are with you permanently, you can't
    get rid of them. Only one party member can be in-game or in battle with you
    at a time.
    
    Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about your Party Members:
    
    
    Q: How many party members are there in the game?
    A: There are a total of 7. 6 that you need to complete the story line, and 1
    that you can get as an extra.
    
    Q: Who is the most powerful party member?
    A: This is all a matter of opinion, each one has their own strengths and 
    weaknesses, and each can help you in different ways while defeating enemies or
    solving dungeon puzzles.
    
    Q: In what order do you get the side-kicks?
    A: Here's the basic order:
    
    Goombella
    Koops
    Flurrie
    Yoshi
    Vivian
    [Ms. Mowz]
    Bobbery
    [Ms. Mowz]
    
    Ms. Mowz is an exception and the only party member you DO NOT have to get to 
    finish the game. Ms. Mowz can join your party after Chapter 4, either before
    or after you get Bobbery.
    
    Q: How do i make my partners stronger?
    A: See section 3.
    
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    3 - Party Member Leveling Up
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    -The First Time-
    Go visit Merlin the Magician in Rogueport. His house is on the East side, just
    to the left of the Professor's House. Once inside Merlin can level up your 
    partners for the cost of 3 Shine Sprites per partner. Once leveled up, each 
    party member will receive:
    
    10 additional HP
    1 new move
    
    -The Second Time-
    After you have leveled up each of your partners once, Merlin says he cannot 
    level them up anymore and gives you a clue. You may not understand the clue,
    but what he wants you to do is "go beyond a black chest". You need to have 
    Admiral Bobbery to complete this. Go back to Hooktail's castle in Pedal Meadows
    and go to the room where you got cursed for the second time. From there, go 
    right until you reach the room where the spikes where falling in on you, but 
    don't worry that doesn't happen again. Go to the right of the room until you 
    reach the wall. You will see a crack that you can blow up with Bobbery. Throw
    him at the crack, go inside, hit the block, and a chest will appear. Inside 
    the chest is an "Up Arrow", at first it seems useless but this is really what
    Merlin needs to level up your partners a second time. Go out of the castle, 
    back to Rogueport and visit Merlin again. Talk to him and give him the Up 
    Arrow. He'll then somehow realize how to level up your partners again. Once 
    leveled up, each party member will receive:
    
    10 additional HP 
    1 new move
    
    The cost is still 3 Shine Sprites per partner. There are a total of 42 Shine
    Sprites in the game, which is the exact amount you need to level all your 
    party members up 2 times. 
    
    
    After all members are leveled up twice, they will have more HP, stronger moves
    that can be used to defeat enemies quicker, and a less chance of dying in 
    battle.
    
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    4 - Party Member Descriptions
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    B o b b e r y
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    -Ability-
    His in-game ability is to explode. Who would have guessed? You throw him, he 
    walks a few steps than explodes. With this he can activate some switches, or
    blow holes in the walls where there are certain types of cracks to reveal 
    secrets.
    
    -Appearance-
    An old, large, male bob-omb, wearing a sailing hat that cover his eyes. A thick
    white mustache, shoes, and what looks like a steering wheel from a ship on his
    back. Looks.. old.
    
    -Game Description-
    Bobbery is a salty old Bob-omb Sailor who was once married to the lovely 
    Scarlette. Press [X] to make him take a few steps forward and then explode. His
    blasts can even flip switches.
    
    -Where you get Him-
    When it comes time that you're going to sail to Keyhaul, the Captain guy says 
    that you need a navigator and that he's heard of one called Admiral Bobbery. 
    Go to the main plaza, then left. Get on your yoshi and float across the gap 
    where the bridge with the skulls on it is. Once across the gap hop on and up
    the wooden crates until you reach a roof. fly with yoshi again so you land on 
    another rooftop to the left. There you will see a chimney with a hole in it 
    that you can't fit into. Turn into your paper tube form and roll through the
    hole. You've now fallen into Admiral Bobbery's house. Talk to him and he 
    denies you. Then go out the door and to the Inn. Talk to the bartender and
    he'll say he knew Bobbery and he'll give you a "Letter from Scarlette" which 
    is the admirals wife that passed away. Go back to Bobbery's house, give him
    the letter, and he'll join your party (after some sobbing).
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    F l u r r i e
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    -Ability-
    Her in-game ability is to blow a gust of wind while Mario holds her. This can 
    be used to blow away fake or invisible objects, or to blow enemies off the 
    stage during battle.
    
    -Appearance-
    A female .. something, with dark purple hair, rather.. large purple body, and 
    big lips. 
    
    -Game Description-
    Flurrie is a cloud spirit who can control wind. Press and hold [X] to blast
    out mighty winds and blow things away. Blow blasts at enemies to make their 
    heads spin.
    
    -Where you get Her-
    While in the Forest Level, you'll encounter a pipe that leads you to Flurrie's
    house. She claims she lost her necklace and can't come out of her room or be 
    seen without it. Go back to the beginning of the stage and fight the 3 witches 
    to reclaim the necklace. Take it to her and she joins your party.
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    G o o m b e l l a
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    -Ability-
    Her in-game ability is to tell you about the current area you are in. She
    sometimes gives you little hints on how to move further.               
                                                                           
    -Appearance-                                                            
    A female goomba, wearing a mining hat and a tie. Blonde hair, looks       
    determined.                                                              
     
    -Game Description-                            
    Goombella is a smart, if sassy, Goomba girl. She hopes to be an 
    archaeologist one day. Press [X] to ask her about where you are or about
    enemies you meet in battle.                              
                                                     
    -Where you get Her-
    When you first go to Rogueport, when you try to go to the stairs leading to 
    the main Plaza you'll hear a noise and she'll run up to you, and away from a
    horde of x-nauts. They all jump on you, but as stupid as they are you and her 
    just run away. After talking to the Professor she joins your party. 
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    K o o p s
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    -Ability-
    His in-game ability is to go inside his shell and spin around. From there you 
    can use his shell to retrieve far off items, hit switches or get first-strikes
    on far off enemies.
    
    -Appearance-
    A male koopa, with a band-aid on his nose and look of depression.
    
    -Game Description-
    Koops is a timid Koopa who wants to be tougher for his girlfriend, Koopy Koo.
    Press [X] to shoot out his shell and retrieve distant items. After shooting 
    out his shell, you can also hold [X] to hold the shell in place.
    
    -Where you get Him-
    Before you can go defeat Hooktail in the castle, he wanders up to you and 
    tells you about how his father went missing in the castle and how he would 
    like to go with you. He then joins your party.
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    M s .  M o w z
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    -Ability-
    Her in-game ability is too "sniff out" secrets for you. You just press [X] and 
    she either nods her head and tells you there is something nearby or not. It's 
    not very helpful overall.
    
    -Appearance-
    A small female mouse, wearing red high-heels and a red "Zoro" mask of sorts.
    
    -Game Description-
    Ms. Mowz, the mouse thief, is actually the manager of the Lovely Howz of Badges
    shop in Rogueport. Press [X] to have her sniff for any nearby goodies. Her nose
    twitches when treasure is nearby.
    
    -Where you get Her-
    Remember that Mouse you saw in a few dungeons, that you always saw in a room 
    full of treasure? Well at a point in the game she can actually join your party.
    After Chapter 4, go the Trouble/Worry center to the right off the Professor's 
    house. Take on the "worry" posted by "???". Now go into the Inn at Rogueport. 
    Go to the second level of the Inn and out the door to the left. You're now on 
    top of an arch-way. Walk straight (the door to the right is a badge shop you 
    can go to if you want) and jump on to the rooftop. Walk to the end and talk to 
    her. She wants you to find some type of rare badge for her. The badge is in 
    Hooktail's Castle. Go back there and all the way to the top to the room you
    originally fought Hooktail in. Go to the center and use Flurry to blow away
    an invisible page in the middle of the room, revealing a treasure chest 
    containing the badge. Go back to Rogueport and back on top of the roof. She
    explains that this was all a test and she joins your party. She is the only
    side-kick that does not join your party by default.
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    V i v i a n
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    -Ability-
    Her in-game ability is to go underground. With this you can avoid battles and 
    once-in-a-while sneak under doorways.
    
    -Appearance-
    A female witch, with long pink hair curling in the front under a red and white
    striped hat. Dark purple body. Looks perky.
    
    -Game Description-
    One of the Shadow Sirens, Vivian suffers from a bit of an inferiority complex.
    Press [X] to hide with Mario in the shadows, when hiding, nobody can find you.
    
    -Where you get Her-
    In Twilight Town, she joins you after staying behind (away from her sisters) 
    and is searching for a bomb object. Find it in the grass for her and she'll 
    join your party.
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    Y o s h i*
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    -Ability-
    His in-game ability is flight. You can hop on his back to run around twice as 
    fast as Mario and then press and hold [A] to hover a short distance to places 
    where you can't reach normally.
    
    -Appearance-
    A male yoshi baby, wearing shorts with a little bit of hair. The yoshi is a 
    random color. Looks tough.
    
    -Game Description-
    This newborn Yoshi baby may be small but he's got quite an attitude. Press [X] 
    tp hop on his back and move more quickly. Press [A] when riding to float 
    through the air.
    
    -Where you get Him-
    In Glitzville, in the Glitz Pit, after you go up against the "Iron Clefts", 
    there is no way to win. So either run away during the battle or just let
    them kill you (you won't get a Game Over). After loosing the battle, the Yoshi
    Egg you have will hatch and join your party, which is how you eventaully beat 
    those two. If you don't have the yoshi egg yet, go outside after winning a 
    certain battle and a yoshi egg will be hopping around the hot dog stand. Catch
    it and it will be yours, and follow you around.
    
    *While the side-kick IS a yoshi, you are able to name it when it first
    hatches, therefore it's name will not always be Yoshi.
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    5 - Party Member Moves Chart
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    This is a list of all moves your partners can have.
    
     _Key_____________________________________________________________
    |DMG = Damage        = Amount of Damage the move does to enemies  |
    |FP  = Flower Points = Number of Flower Points the move uses      |
    |LU  = Levels Up     = Number of Levels Up the move requires      |
    |AIR = Air           = Does the move work on Airborne enemies?    |
    |Y   = Yes                                                        |
    |N   = No                                                         |
    |_________________________________________________________________|
    
    
    
     _Bobbery_____________________________________________________________________
    |Move Name |Move Description                                  |DMG|FP |LU |AIR|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bomb      |Attack a ground-bound foe with an explosion.      |3-5| 0 | 0 | N |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bomb Squad|Throw three time bombs that will explode one turn | 3 | 3 | 0 | Y |
    |          |later.                                            |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Hold Fast |Damage enemies that directly attack Bobbery.      | 0 | 4 | 1 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bob-ombast|Attack all enemies with a massive blast.          | 8 | 9 | 2 | Y |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     _Flurrie_____________________________________________________________________
    |Move Name |Move Description                                  |DMG|FP |LU |AIR|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Body Slam |Plunge down onto an enemy from above.             |2-6| 0 | 0 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Gale Force|Attack all enemies with a powerful gust of wind.  | 0 | 4 | 0 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Lip Lock  |Suck away enemy HP and add it to Flurrie's with a |4-6| 3 | 1 | Y |
    |          |kiss.                                             |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Dodgy Fog |Make Mario dodgy for a time so foes frequently    | 0 | 6 | 2 | Y |
    |          |miss him.                                         |   |   |   |   |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     _Goombella___________________________________________________________________
    |Move Name |Move Description                                  |DMG|FP |LU |AIR|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Headbonk  |Attack enemies with a Headbonk.                   |1-6| 0 | 0 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Tattle    |View enemies' descriptions and their HP in battle.| 0 | 0 | 0 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Multibonk |Continue bonking foes until you miss an action    |4-6| 3 | 1 | Y |
    |          |command.                                          |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Rally Wink|Wink at Mario to give him the courage for an extra| 0 | 4 | 2 | Y | 
    |          |attack.                                           |   |   |   |   |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     _Koops_______________________________________________________________________
    |Move Name |Move Description                                  |DMG|FP |LU |AIR|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shell toss|Throw a shell at one enemy on the ground.         |2-5| 0 | 0 | N |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Power     |Throw a shell at all enemies on the ground.       |2-5| 3 | 0 | N |
    | Shield   |                                                  |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shell     |Protect Mario from attacks with a giant shell.    | 0 | 4 | 1 | Y |
    | Shield   |                                                  |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shell Slam|Strike all ground enemies, piercing their defense.| 6 | 6 | 2 | N |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     _Ms. Mowz____________________________________________________________________
    |Move Name |Move Description                                  |DMG|FP |LU |AIR|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Love Slap |Attack an enemy with a slap that pierces defense. |2-4| 0 | 0 | N |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Kiss Thief|Steal an enemy's badge or item.                   | 0 | 2 | 0 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Tease     |Tease enemies with some sly moves, making them    | 0 | 3 | 1 | Y |
    |          |dizzy.                                            |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Smooch    |Replenish Mario's HP wth a lvoely kiss.           | 0 | 10| 2 | Y |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     _Vivian______________________________________________________________________
    |Move Name |Move Description                                  |DMG|FP |LU |AIR|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shade Fist|Attack with a burning punch that sets enemies on  |4-6| 0 | 0 | Y |
    |          |fire.                                             |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Veil      |Hide in the shadows with Mario to avoid attacks.  | 0 | 1 | 0 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Fiery Jinx|Attack all foes with flames that set them on fire.| 5 | 6 | 1 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Infatuate |Blow a kiss to all enemies to confuse them.       | 0 | 4 | 2 | Y |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
     _Yoshi_______________________________________________________________________
    |Move Name |Move Description                                  |DMG|FP |LU |AIR|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Ground    |Drop on enemies from above, crushing them         |4-6| 0 | 0 | Y |
    |  Pound   |repeatedly.                                       |   |   |   |   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Gulp      |Inhale an enemy and spit it out at another enemy. |4-6| 4 | 0 | N |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Mini-egg  |Throw eggs at enemies to shrink them to tiny size.|3-4| 3 | 1 | Y |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Stampede  |Call in a herd of Yoshis to attack all ground     | 6 | 6 | 2 | N |
    |          |enemies.                                          |   |   |   |   |
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
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    6 - Party Member Badges
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    This is a list of all badges you can use on your partner.
    
     _Key_____________________________________________________________
    |FP  = Flower Points = Number of Flower Points the badge requires |
    |BP  = Levels Up     = Number of Badge Points the badge requires  |
    |_________________________________________________________________|
    
    
    
     ____________________________
    |Badge Name    |  FP  |  BP  |
    |--------------|------|------|
    |--------------|------|------|
    |Charge P      |   1  |   1  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Close Call P  |   0  |   1  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Damage Dodge P|   0  |   2  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Defend Plus P |   0  |   5  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Double Dip P  |   4  |   3  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Feeling Fine P|   0  |   4  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Happy Heart P |   0  |   2  |
    |----------------------------|
    |HP Drain P    |   0  |   1  |
    |----------------------------|
    |HP Plus P     |   0  |   6  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Last Stand P  |   0  |   1  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Mega Rush P   |   0  |   1  |
    |----------------------------|
    |P-down, D-up P|   0  |   2  |
    |----------------------------|
    |P-up, D-down P|   0  |   2  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Power Plus P  |   0  |   6  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Power Rush P  |   0  |   1  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Pretty Lucky P|   0  |   2  |
    |----------------------------|
    |Super Appeal P|   0  |   1  |
    |____________________________|
    
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    7 - Copyright & Legal
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