GOLDEN SUN SEND OPTION FAQ/ PASSWORD ARCHIVE
By: "Lasareth"/"Vindex Altus"/etc...
Version: 1.3

Beware, some spoilers ahead...

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Version update information
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8-3-2002/8-4-2002(Ver 1.0): My creation, LET IT HAVE LIFE!
      -Created base of FAQ, added a few passwords to archive.
12-30-2002(Ver 1.1):
      -Added more passwords to archive
      -Specified procedure of finding SEND option in GS
      -cleared rumors of Mystery Blade
      -Added "Vital Items" for TLA
      -Changed all references from "GS2" to "GS:TLA" or simply "TLA"
03-01-2003(Ver. 1.2):
      -Added "Vital Events" for TLA
04-06-2003(Ver 1.3):
      -Updated Password Archive, added warning to archive
      -Added new method of finding SEND option in GS

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Legal Stuff
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Alright, this is a completely ripoffable FAQ, IF you mention where and who it
came from. Hey, it's my first FAQ, and I'm proud of it!

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TOC
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I. General Information
      1. What is this "Send" thing???
      2. Why is it important?
      3. Do I need it for GS:TLA?
            a. "Vital Items" for GS:TLA
            b. "Vital Events" for TLA
      4. How do I access it?
II. The Specifics
      1. The Methods
            a. Cable
            b. Password
      2. Password Level Specifications
            a. Gold
            b. Silver
            c. Bronze
      3. Inputting Passwords in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
III. Password Archive (Confirmed Passwords with a *)
      *1. Oiram-Lvl. 71
      2. Josh-Lvl. 48
      3. Isaac-Lvl. 55
      4. Isaac-Lvl. 31
      5. Tom-Lvl. 54
      6. Isaac-Lvl. 29
IV. Special Thanks

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Chapter I: General Information
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What is this "Send" thing?
      -"Send" is a secret option on the Golden Sun main menu which, when
accessed, can transfer information such as party member levels, Djinn
collected, items collected, and gold amassed from a (Clear Data) file in Golden
Sun to its sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age.
	
Why is it important?
      -As stated before, utilizing this option will help an immense amount when
Isaac and his party join forces with Felix's party (slightly after the Jupiter
Lighthouse). All information transferred through either the password or cable
option(more on that later) will be put into effect, and Isaac's party in TLA
will "mirror" the one transferred from GS with respect to levels, items, etc.
If information is not transferred from GS, Isaac and his party come with
sub-par equipment and very few Djinn, as well below-average levels(around 28).
Why would ANYONE want that?

      -If you want to know the exact base stats for each party member without
transferring, then read below(contributed by theslayerbob):

Isaac:
HP-295
PP-81
attack-146
defense-48
agility-132
luck-3

Garet:
HP-307
PP-101
Attack-128
Defense-61
agility-96
luck-3

Ivan:
HP-298
PP-195
Attack-116
Defense-55
agility-192
luck-6

Mia:
HP-336
PP-186
Attack-126
Defense-70
Agility-115
Luck-10

Do I need it for The Lost Age?
      -Transferring data is not essential for completing TLA, but certain
sidequests, such as a VERY difficult battle with a monster/boss named Dullahan,
are only available with a certain number of Djinn or items. The mystery blade
is OF NO IMPORTANCE in GS:TLA.

***************
      *Vital Items for The Lost Age*
                -The following item(s) will NOT appear in TLA, and must be
carried over from GS in order to complete certain events:
                *Force Orb

      *Vital Events for The Lost Age*
                -In order to obtain certain "Golden Items" or Multi-elemental
summons, the following events must be completed in GS:
                *Beat Colosso--the combatants will challenge you again in TLA.
If you win, you will receive a Gold Item
                *Save Hsu--If Feizi's brother is saved from being killed by a
boulder in GS, you will earn yet another Gold Item
                *Return to Vault--There, you will learn from the mayor that the
thieves have escaped from jail. They will return to challenge you in TLA
***************

How do I access it?
      -It is a relatively simple procedure. First, you MUST have a (Clear Data)
file saved in one of your save file slots. Without the clear file, none of the
following procedure will work. Next, go to the Main Menu (New, Continue, Erase,
Battle) and do the following:
                *Hold Left on the Directional Pad and the "R" shoulder button
                *Press the "B" button once while holding Left and R
                *KEEP HOLDING Left and R
      An icon with a picture of an envelope should appear to the extreme right
of the menu bar. Congratulations, you have accessed the "Send" option!

      UPDATE:
      There is another way to find the option without going through all of the
procedure above. At the title screen (When "Press Start" is displayed) simply
hold Left on the directional pad and the R shoulder button while pressing
start. When you reach the main menu, the send option should appear.

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Chapter II: The Specifics
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The Methods-There are two methods of transferring data from GS to TLA: Cable
Link and Password.
            -Cable: This is almost self-explanatory. This option requires TWO
GAME BOY ADVANCES with GS in one and TLA in the other. ALL data from GS(Party
Levels, Djinn, Items, and Gold) will be transferred via a link cable (sold
separately :)) to the GS2 cartridge. Short and quick, it's the easiest way to
transfer information.
            -Password (a.k.a. "Sweet Lord! Where did THAT come from???"): This
is the bane of any person afflicted with carpal tunnel syndrome, as it brings
up many, many screens filled with crazy characters and weird columns. There are
three levels of Password depth: Gold, Silver, and Bronze

*Password Levels*
                  *BRONZE: This is the basic of the basics. The information
transferred with the Bronze password includes only Levels of party members and
Djinn obtained. This level yields around 16 characters of code(i.e. letters,
numbers, symbols and the like), and is the easiest of the three levels to
input.
                  *SILVER: This is a bit more complex than the Bronze level; It
transfers party levels, djinn, and character stats(the individual statuses of
each character, i.e. Attack, Defense, etc...). This level yields roughly 61
characters of code.
                  *GOLD: The mother of all passwords, this sucker will keep you
hunched over your GBA for quite a while. It is the deepest level of password,
as it transfers levels, djinn, character stats, items(this DOES NOT include
artifacts in stores), and coins. This password level yields an astounding 260
characters of code.

*Inputting Passwords Into GS:TLA*
            -When starting a new game of The Lost Age, you will be asked if you
wish to transfer data from the original GS. If Yes is chosen, you will be
prompted for a method of transmission. If you choose cable, you will easily
transfer data from GS to TLA and begin your game. If password is chosen, you
will be prompted for the level of password that you wish to use(Bronze, Silver,
Gold). The password screen will then come up, which slightly resembles the
input name screen from GS. I believe the password is inputted in rows, not
columns.

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Chapter III: Password Archive
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The following is a comprehensive list of passwords submitted by fellow GameFAQs
members. Each password is presented exactly as it appears in Golden Sun on the
password screen. Information such as names, levels, djinn collected, and gold
is also presented. Please, if you want a challenge, do not choose insanely
powerful files. Level 40-50 should do very well for clearing TLA, or can at
least be a start. If you frankly don't care if the later game is a breeze, or
had the misfortune of having a powerful file erased, go ahead and use them.

EACH PASSWORD IS CASE SENSITIVE. That means that if the password calls for an
"S" and you input an "s" the password will be altered.

***NOTE***
Not all passwords are 100% guaranteed. As I have yet to test them all out, I
would appreciate it if anyone who spots a defective password notifies me in
some way. Password entries with an asterisk (*) are confirmed.

Have fun!

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*1. Oiram-My game
Password Level: GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE
Level 71
All Djinn
Max. gold
Kikuichimonji, Feathered Robe, Aura Gloves, Cleric's Ring, among rare items

GOLD:

BDEXz S!Dz&
TmXxQ iwi5J
WJdWx H84gu
7NWg8 &fv5e
+GrQp dVgdU
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$%CFL S&AS#
Y=Z9C Tq2dN
KcsLt 5vVFt
dCuVg hB8rk
QFZie JxKbu
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mzGbx eKiWn
%nm5w kGGgw
+7?SE 2YyVE
#RZhJ aTfxr
jyFDf vGMAX
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%=pNs 8sitB
s2=gC kvk!V
8!r%c $vBgR
B!GPF $LrKW
BRwQF V!UKu
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2%ZQ6 95VS2
GaZfL e5jQz
jaqVk wuZth
jz6yp &a#t4
Af=yH x&vJt
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qJ=Pu MdTu#

SILVER:

zahQK 55nb%
eStBX yrAk9
j8SFS hHZE#
K!G5# N=Ns2
Dtkv4 4i95N
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VJrLr 3ZhVC
e

BRONZE:

WJXKk VjrCy
N+w!= m

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2. Josh-Contributed by Isaac77
Password Level: GOLD
Level 48
All Djinn
Max. gold
All rare items

(Password coming soon!)

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3. Isaac-Contributed by Indera
Password Level: GOLD
Level 55
All Djinn
Max. gold
All rare items

GOLD:

G2ZGw 4M26p
ebcST 2F=6X
YVXhc aCQ2W
E%kM$ yiQL7
XVk?9 Kstib
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Xr4QA fgd4K
j8!%4 ggzrP
yH=kv e&H$s
&&N#c Dsv2B
EZQR6 XTK?!
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S?Dd& kXXcf
uj6q8 8a5Ve
xv+GP EPB%p
E%usM xnyqJ
$&Xkq U2Hf=
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7HhsG gGZNF
MqsTR VaXVK
Wf422 j866Z
q6RKu hdfy+
nkk&s qq=wr
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vvJcC zJ+&r
$PCAA TGEE=
YMKK8 b#P86
wUUd2 YYh6z
55nb6 viJdk
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exkii z5ncJ

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4. Isaac-Contributed by Mia9
Password Levels: GOLD/BRONZE
Level 31
Unknown amount of Djinn
Unknown gold
Unknown items

GOLD:

?AacX %eQjP
AagDi CMq?#
Upa#? %K2+v
ccZUJ 3%i8G
FJmvu FZXrc
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pX2yp nsAbR
ewPZA vDjnN
jxpj% zS58g
ETZ#n ijSkC
pTC6E nUfH9
-----------
6ft#J rKP#F
ccV#c bDep7
dn$!2 twr7t
Te$bB %u%f?
EnhTa MxPf=
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mDh$U ?d+YJ
+iD5C nH9GD
tNeMX SiR?y
XpW+3 t2C74
y7Hc# bMgt&
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gSmDk QrHqf
3wNv7 !Szb8
%X$gB 3$kTL
8FrLc Kcpgt
Q!Vmu P+#YY
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B6w5f 9s9Cy

BRONZE:

bLX=p V3mBK
Lgscr &

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5. Tom-Contributed by agent007mikem
Password Levels: GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE
Level 54
All Djinn
Max. gold
Cleric's ring; All rare weapons

GOLD:

KPcCD 5&wdR
dtsjQ 2Uur5
SzGhc QtCmH
Aw?&K zi+!&
K46%i L!pZR
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8C8M9 XL!Wi
BBN76 e4B9k
9UbZD 5e2F%
p#6RY QQJwf
Z4uMZ MfrA?
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RZ&Tu &QV5a
nEhYX hbFZ5
$$G$A u7ff!
vPYng tKi#3
ra&ef C+ExT
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%YCre $?ja5
3vaXJ Us?Nx
Vx+TZ ?CX5q
+H4g+ M9EG$
SdjMW hpR2m
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nuW7s q2ber
&7g?= bk%DY
grCJk VCNq7
sMTv$ RXzAM
W4$FS U!e6?
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dFQbh LnfcS

SILVER:

PQcu= 6&EhX
csK#W Rcf&R
mecE6 mDrXJ
B5Ezi S2g$+
!UGzN 5xt5W
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4qHv4 b=7Cs
E

BRONZE:

e!AMY utbte
nGgja d

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6. Isaac-Contributed by Miaku
Password Levels: GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE
Level 29
All Djinn
119497 gold
Unknown Weapons

GOLD:

#!fWY 7nSkj
a!xcM hTr3R
4mZ7t HgqyA
NdZkR J7pz%
G2sB? gR462
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$P4yp EqUBa
NbczA MY=nZ
v%GNh 2gdNM
p!mkd wAh9$
!kNcD EBfh?
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$Rz4t Jguue
Jmnd? vWUCM
AU4pZ ?#x74
j6#cQ TeivW
6793N MLdMF
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TD?yv !DyYu
2Nz3B N=7FH
TEcLX JgQ3A
PmV8T zhcZY
w6z4! av8$&
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fsdBk AhPpj
?nLu% sWyBq
xV&G? Z=L?a
6ERCa Jdge&
P2MjT rJyXt
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bWu4f 3R8cd

SILVER:

pd2RK U35%i
Pga4Q ?5iWa
iBJN$ WgTPY
K5W3T rsSx&
&mJZ8 d3w%x
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akrvm 9gM$
i

BRONZE:

T+VA% Z4nTu
ghta& z

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Chapter IV: Special Thanks
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-First of all, I would like to thank all of the posters on the GameFAQs, who
helped answer some questions for me concerning "Send," and those others who
asked the same question so many times that I decided to make an FAQ on it.
-Among them, the following deserve the most credit:
      -All the people who contributed passwords to the archive. It took guts to
write all that! Your names are beside your contributions.
      -SupahFlySamurai for giving me the idea of a password archive, among
many, many other things.
      -theslayerbob for providing me with information needed concerning TLA and
the results of not transferring data.
      -Aspartate for informing me of the items recommended to bring to TLA
      -CJayC, of course (If I don't include him, this might not be here!)