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 (o DarkSun o)
 deputy321 at hotmail.com

Golden Sun, and all related characters, titles, and logos are TM and
copyright (C) Nintendo of America, 2004. All rights reserved. Golden Sun is a
production of Camelot Software Planning.

All text contained in this guide is the sole property of DarkSun, 2004. I
don't know what you heard about me. But a bitch can't get a dollar out of me.
No Cadillac, no perms, you can't see. Don't steal my muthafukin FAQ G. This
guide is to be posted on GameFAQs.com only. Credit also goes to Dark Panther,
in mention of the RNG strategy several times in this guide. See an RNG guide
for more detailed information on the cheaty subject, since I'd rather not
take up room in this guide repeating what another guide can explain better.

Guide v1.2


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   I. Intro
  II. Overview
 III. Artifact Weapons List
      a. Long Sword  (5 items)
      b. Axe  (5)
      c. Mace  (4)
      d. Light Blade  (7)
      e. Staff  (9)
  IV. Artifact Armor List
      a. Head  (10)
      b. Shield  (11)
      c. Chest  (16)
   V. Closing


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 This is actually the only game I've done (or plan to do) more than one guide
 for I did another Djinn Location FAQ but I'm not sure where it went. I'm just
 getting started on these guide thingies, and they're actually pretty fun to
 do once you've overcome the whole procrastination thing. I'm not seein' any
 walkthroughs in the future. I just can't type 100kb of raw meaty text. I just
 can't.


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 Title: Golden Sun (2001)
 Developer: Camelot Software Planning
 Producer: Nintendo
 Platform: GBA

 Graphics: 5/5
 Sound: 3/5
 Gameplay: 3/5
 Storyline: 3/5
 Replay: 4/5

 Overall: 4/5

 In all, the best new RPG for the GBA, and it's one of my favorites as well.
 It's damn near impossible to put down until you beat it. And if you liked the
 first one, the second one's bigger and badder.

 + One of the most bug free games I've played, even better than Square-Enix's
   in that department. Plus, the battle graphics are so cool you'll piss your
   pants and squeal with delight.

 - I can't think of any cons for the game, other than the fact that this game
   was just too big for the tiny GBA cartridges and had to be split in half.
   And I hate walking everywhere you need to go.


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 †All special effects produced by weapons do not affect bosses
 ‡Equip capabilities:
   Issac - Long Swords, Axes, Maces, Light Blades
   Garet - Long Swords, Axes, Maces, Light Blades
   Ivan  - Light Blades, Staffs
   Mia   - Maces, Staffs

 Sorted in groups, according to Attack power:

 = LONG SWORD =

 Gaia Blade
 Long Sword: Unleashes Titan Blade (Earth)
 Attack +135, Earth Power +20, Earth Resist +20
 Notes:
  High Unleash rate, High Unleash power
  -> Found in a chest in Venus Lighthouse.

 Muramasa (Cursed)
 Long Sword: Unleashes Demon Fire (Fire)
 Attack +126
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, High Unleash power; Unleash may Haunt foe
  -> Found in a chest in Crossbone Isle.

 Silver Blade
 Long Sword: Unleashes Aqua Sock (Water)
 Attack +108
 Notes:
  High Unleash rate, Low Unleash power
  -> Buy from Lalivero's weapon dealer (12,000 coins).

 Shamshir
 Long Sword: Unleashes Acid Bath
 Attack +99
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, High Unleash power; Unleash may drop foe's Attack
  -> Buy from Tolbi's weapon dealer (10,000 coins).

 Arctic Blade
 Long Sword: Unleashes Blizzard
 Attack +55
 Notes:
  High Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may drop foe's Attack
  -> Found in a chest in Fuchin Falls Cave.


 = AXE =

 Demon Axe (Cursed)
 Axe: Unleashes Poison Cloud (Earth)
 Attack +132
 Notes:
  Low Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may poison foe
  -> Found in a chest in Crossbone Isle.

 Giant Axe
 Axe: Unleashes Meltdown (Fire)
 Attack +114
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, High Unleash power; Unleash may drop foe's Defense
  -> Dropped from Earth Golems in Suhalla Gate and Tunnel Ruins (employ
    RNG strategy).

 Dragon Axe
 Axe: Unleashes Heat Mirage (Fire)
 Attack +100
 Notes:
  High Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may delude foe
  -> Buy from Tolbi's weapon dealer (10,300 coins).

 Burning Axe
 Axe: Unleashes Broil (Fire)
 Attack +84
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Vulcan Axe
 Axe: Unleashes Barrage (Fire)
 Attack +76
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may stun foe
  -> Found in a chest in Lamakan Desert.


 = MACE =

 Wicked Mace (Cursed)
 Mace: Unleashes Poison Death (Earth)
 Attack +130
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power, Unleash may poison foe
  -> Found in a chest in Crossbone Isle.

 Blessed Mace
 Mace: Use to restore 200 HP
 Attack +126, HP recovery +2
  -> Dropped from Thunder Lizard in Venus Lighthouse (employ RNG
    strategy).

 Righteous Mace
 Mace: Unleashes Blinding Smog (Wind)
 Attack +112, HP recovery +3
 Notes:
  Low Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power, May cause Delusion to foe
  -> Buy from Lalivero's weapon dealer (8,400 coins).

 Grievous Mace
 Mace: Unleashes Terra Strike (Earth)
 Attack +88
 Notes:
  Low Unleash rate, High Unleash power
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.


 = LIGHT BLADES =

 Kikuichimonji
 Light Blade: Unleashes Asura (Wind)
 Attack +128
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may delude foe
  -> Dropped from Fenrir in Venus Lighthouse (employ RNG strategy).

 Swift Sword
 Light Blade: Unleashes Sonic Slash (Wind)
 Attack +104, Wind Power +10
 Notes:
  Low Unleash rate, High Unleash power; 2 Different Unleashes
  -> Buy from Lalivero's weapon dealer (9,400 coins).

 Ninja Blade
 Light Blade: Unleashes Cyclone Attack (Wind)
 Attack +94
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Low Unleash power; Unleash may drop foe's Resist.
  -> Buy from Lunpa's weapon dealer (8,800 coins).

 Assassin Blade
 Light Blade: Unleashes Mortal Danger (Earth)
 Attack +90
 Notes:
  Low Unleash rate, High Unleash power; Unleash may drain spirit
   of foe
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Mystery Blade
 Light Blade: Unleashes Life Nourish (Earth)
 Attack +84
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Low Unleash power; Unleash may restore HP
  -> Found in a chest in Crossbone Isle.

 Elven Rapier
 Light Blade: Unleashes Vorpal Slash (Wind)
 Attack +44
 Notes:
  High Unleash rate, High Unleash power
  -> Found in a chest in Bilibin cave, accessible by Growing the weed into
    ivy outside the cave.

 Bandit's Sword
 Light Blade: Unleashes Rapid Smash
 Attack +12
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Low Unleash power; 2 Different Unleashes
  -> Obtained after defeating the bandits in Vault.


 = STAFF =

 Crystal Rod
 Staff: Unleashes Drown (Water)
 Attack +106
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may suffocate foe
  -> Buy from Lalivero's weapon dealer (13,400 coins).

 Zodiac Wand
 Staff: Unleashes Shining Star (Wind)
 Attack +102
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, High Unleash power; Unleash may delude foe
  -> Dropped from Grand Golems in Venus Lighthouse (employ RNG strategy).

 Demonic Staff (Cursed)
 Staff: Unleashes Bad Omen (Earth)
 Attack +92
 Notes:
  High Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may Haunt foe
  -> Buy from Lunpa's weapon dealer (10,000 coins).

 Angelic Ankh
 Staff: Unleashes Life Leech (Water)
 Attack +83
 Notes:
  High Unleash rate, Medium unleash power; Unleash may restore HP
  -> Buy from Tolbi's weapon dealer (6,400 coins).

 Frost Wand
 Staff: Unleashes Frost Bite (Water)
 Attack +76
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may stun foe
  -> Buy from Kalay's weapon dealer (5,400 coins).

 Psynergy Rod
 Staff: Unleashes Psynergy Leech (Water)
 Attack +64
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may restore PP
  -> Buy from Altin's weapon dealer (3,800 coins).

 Blessed Ankh
 Staff: Unleashes Psyphon Seal (Wind)
 Attack +46
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may seal foe's Psy.
  -> Buy from Imil's weapon dealer (1,600 coins).

 Witch's Wand
 Staff: Unleashes Stun Voltage (Wind)
 Attack +32
 Notes:
  Medium Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may stun foe
  -> Buy from Bilibin's weapon dealer (860 coins).

 Magic Rod
 Staff: Unleashes Murk (Wind)
 Attack +16
 Notes:
  Low Unleash rate, Medium Unleash power; Unleash may put foe to sleep
  -> Buy from Bilibin's weapon dealer (380 coins).


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 †All special effects produced by armor do not affect bosses
 ‡Equip cababilities:
   Isaac - Helms, Crowns, Hats, Shields, Gloves, Armor, Clothing
   Garet - Helms, Crowns, Hats, Shields, Gloves, Armor, Clothing
   Ivan  - Circlets, Crowns, Hats, Bracelets, Gloves, Robes, Clothing
   Mia   - Circlets, Crowns, Hats, Bracelets, Gloves, Robes, Clothing

 Sorted in groups, according to defense power:

 = HEAD =

 Thunder Crown (Cursed)
 Crown: Replenishes PP
 Defense +40, PP recovery +4
  -> Found in a chest in Venus Lighthouse.

 Warrior's Helm
 Helm: Boosts Earth power, Critical Hits
 Defense +35, Earth Power +10, Critical Hits increase
  -> Found in a chest in Venus Lighthouse.

 Jeweled Crown
 Crown: Boosts Luck
 Defense +35, Luck +5
  -> Buy from Lalivero's armor dealer (4,000 coins).

 Mythril Circlet
 Circlet: Replenishes PP
 Defense +34, PP recovery +3
  -> Found in a chest in Lunpa Fortress.

 Lucky Cap
 Crown: Boosts Critical Hits; restores PP
 Defense +33, Critical Hits increase, PP recovery +2
  -> Found in a chest in Venus Lighthouse.

 Prophet's Hat
 Hat: Use to put a curse on an enemy
 Defense +30
  -> Dropped from Dreadhounds in Atmiller Cave (employ RNG strategy).

 Adept's Helm
 Helm: Boosts PP
 Defense +29, Max PP x1.2
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Ninja Hood
 Hat: Boosts Agility
 Defense +28, Agility +20
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Glittering Tiara
 Circlet: Use to delude enemies
 Defense +27, prevents Delusion
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Lure Cap
 Increases random battles when equipped
 Defense +20, Boosts monster encounters
  -> First place prize of Colosso


 = SHIELD =

 Mirror Shield
 Shield: Deludes enemies
 Defense +39
  -> Buy from Lalivero's armor dealer (5,200 coins).

 Spirit Armlet
 Bracelet: Use to cure ailments
 Defense +38, Earth Power +10, Water Power +10
  -> Buy from Lalivero's armor dealer (9,000 coins).

 Aura Gloves
 Gloves: Use to boost Resistance
 Defense +36
  -> Dropped from Magicore in Suhalla Desert (employ RNG strategy).

 Virtuous Armlet
 Bracelet: Use to restore 100 HP
 Defense +35, Fire Power +10, Wind Power +10
  -> Found in a chest in Suhalla Desert.

 Spirit Gloves
 Gloves: Boosts Elemental power
 Defense +34, Earth Power +5, Water Power +5, Fire Power +5, Wind Power +5
  -> Found in a chest in Kalay Tunnel.

 War Gloves
 Gloves: Boost Attack
 Attack +10, Defense +32
  -> Buy from Lunpa's armor dealer (4,000 coins).

 Earth Shield
 Shield: Use to restore 150 HP
 Defense +31, Earth Resist +20
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Guardian Armlet
 Bracelet: Use to boost Defense
 Defense +27
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Vambrace
 Gloves: Boost Attack
 Attack +5, Defense +27
  -> Found in a chest in Vault Cave.

 Battle Gloves
 Gloves: Boost Attack
 Attack +8, Defense +26
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Dragon Scales
 Shield: Resists Fire
 Defense +26, Fire Resist +30
  -> Found in a chest in Altin Peak.


 = CHEST =

 Demon Mail (Cursed)
 Armor: Drops Wind Resistance
 Defense +50, Wind Resist -10
  -> Found in a chest in Crossbone Isle after you defeat Deadbeard

 Feathered Robe
 Robe: Boosts Agility, Wind Power
 Defense +45, Agility +30, Wind Power +20, Wind Resist +30
  -> Dropped by Wild Gryphon in Tunnel Ruins, Babi Lighthouse, and Venus
    Lighthouse (employ RNG strategy).

 Dragon Scales
 Armor: Resists Water & Fire
 Defense +44, Water Resist +30, Fire Resist +30
  -> Found in a chest in Venus Lighthouse

 Asura's Armor
 Armor: Boosts Attack; replenishes HP
 Attack +5, Defense +42, HP recovery +8
  -> Found in a chest in Tunnel Ruins

 Oracle's Robe
 Robe: Resists Water; boosts HP recovery
 Defense +42, Water Resist +40, HP recovery +10
  -> Found in a chest in Venus Lighthouse

 Storm Gear
 Clothing: Resists Water, Fire, & Wind
 Defense +42, Water Resist +30, Fire Resist +30, Wind Resist +30
  -> Found in a chest in Crossbone Isle

 Magical Cassock
 Robe: Replenishes HP
 Defense +39, PP recovery +2
  -> Buy from Lalivero's armor dealer (9,000 coins).

 Blessed Robe
 Robe: Replenishes HP
 Defense +36, HP recovery +5
  -> Buy from Lunpa's armor dealer (7,000 coins).

 Ninja Garb
 Clothing: Boosts Agility; resists Wind
 Defense +35, Agility +30, Wind Resist +10
  -> Found in a chest in Crossbone Isle

 Spiked Armor
 Armor: Boosts Attack, Critical Hits
 Attack +10, Defense +34, Critical Hits increase
  -> Dropped from Chimera Mages in Tunnel Ruins, Babi Lighthouse, and
    Venus Lighthouse (employ RNG strategy).

 Spirit Armor
 Armor: Resists all elements
 Defense +32, Earth Resist +15, Water Resist +15, Fire Resist +15,
  Wind Resist +15
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Water Jacket
 Clothing: Resists Water & Fire
 Defense +30, Water Resist +30, Fire Resist +20
  -> Found in a chest in Hammet's Castle

 Cocktail Dress
 Robe: Boosts PP
 Defense +29, Max PP +15
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs

 Kimono
 Clothing: Boosts Agility; resists Fire
 Defense +25, Agility +10, Fire Resist +10
  -> A prize from throwing a Lucky Medal into Tolbi Springs.

 Elven Shirt
 Clothing: Boosts Agility
 Defense +22, Agility x1.5
  -> Found in a chest in Mogall Forest

 China Dress
 Robe: Drops enemy's Attack
 Defense +19
  -> Buy from Xian's armor dealer (1,600 coins)


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 You can't get every one. Hell yeah that's a bet. You won't do it. A hundred
 bucks says you give up..... Okay, okay, I gave up.