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                            |    BREATH OF FIRE     |
                            |  FLEA MARKET GUIDE    |
                            |     BY: jjholt        |
                            |    Version: 1.0       |
                            |  FINISHED 8/1/2007    |
                            |  Copyright(C) 2007    |
         Thank you for checking out my faq on the flea market.  I hope you find it
        helpful and possibly even entertaining.  Don't forget to check out my other
        FAQ for Breath of Fire, the Equipment FAQ.  Please feel free to email me 
        with any question, comments, or concerns that you may have.
                            |       CONTENTS      |
                            |  1. VERSION HISTORY |
                            |  2. INTRODUCTION    |
                            |  3. ITEMS           |
                            |  4. HINTS AND TIPS  |
                            |  5. Credits         |
        Version 1.0  
          The brand new FAQ all about the flea market
        Version 1.01
          Alright guys I finally found enough time to make a small update, I 
          somehow forgot about a few items while writing this.  And a reminder to
          check out my equipment faq for more information about the equipment
          listed on this faq, but don't expect another update for quite a while
          yet, I tend to have a very busy schedule.
         Well here you have it folks.  Finally there's something here to teach you
         all about the flea market and using it to your advantage.  In this FAQ
         you'll discover what items are sold in the flea market, the different
         stages, and ways to earn extra money.  The flea market is the bigger
         buildings in Prima and Tunlan that have four shops inside.  One of the 
         four shops are empty, this is where you take Gobi in front of your party 
         and go to the bench thing where all the shopkeepers stand when selling 
         you stuff, and press A.  Gobi will immediately set up shop, and the 
         adventure begins.
     3. ITEMS
           STAGE 1
             Antd x9 - cures poison
             Rod 2 - the second rod of 4 that lets Ryu fish
             F-Stn - creates a flame attack with a damage of 40
             ProtnB - raises attack power by 50(same as Nina's Atk-Up)
             Smoke - creates a smoke screen so you can run from battle
             LightRP - Attack Power 10, Weight 2, Weapon for Nina
             HuntGL - Defense Power 30, Weight 8, Shield for Bo
             ThundrRP - Attack Power 46, Weight 6, Weapon for Nina
             SteelBW - Attack Power 35, Weight 5, Weapon for Bo
             MetalAR - Defense Power 39, Weight 10, Armor for Ryu,Bo,Ox,Mogu
             SilverDR - Attack Power 10, Weight 6, Weapon for Karn
             AngleAR - Defense Power 76, Weight 3, Armor for Nina and Bleu
             Cure2 - completely heals the HP of all living members of your party
          STAGE 2
             Antd x9 - cures poison
             F-Stn - creates a flame attack with a damage of 40
             B-Stn - creates a fry attack with a damage of 80
             ProtnB - raises attack power by 50(same as Nina's Atk-Up)
             Smoke - creates a smoke screen so you can run from battle
             G-Tiara - Defense Power 2, Weight 5, Helmet for Nina and Bleu
             DarkDR - Attack Power 140, Weight 1, Weapon for Ryu and Karn
             Sleeper - Attack Power 100, Weight 8, Weapon for Gobi
             Cure2 - completely heals the HP of all living members of your party
             AgileHT - Defense Power 42, Weight 1, Helmet for everyone
             AngleAR - Defense Power 76, Weight 3, Armor for Nina and Bleu
             EvilRP - Attack Power 55, Weight 7, Weapon for Nina
          STAGE 3
             Antd x9 - cures poison
             Life x9(cure x9) - brings a dead character back to life with HP of 1
             Smoke - creates a smoke screen so you can run from battle
             B-Stn - creates a fry attack with a damage of 80
             ProtnB - raises attack power by 50(same as Nina's Atk-Up)
             Tuna - With this, you will return to normal and recover your HP
             PowerRP - Attack Power 82, Weight 0, Weapon for Nina and Ryu
             MaskSH - Defense Power 65, Weight 8, Shield for everyone
             EvilRB - Defense Power 90, Weight 1, Armor for Nina and Bleu
             G-Tiara - Defense Power 2, Weight 5, Helmet for Nina and Bleu
             Mallet - Attack Power 255, Weight 1, 1 handed weapon for Ox
             DwarfBW - Attack Power 150, Weight 1, 1 handed weapon for Bo
             GlowCN - Attack Power 100, Weight 8, Weapon for Bleu
         Okay, so now you might be wondering what these stages are all about.  Well
       there are different periods in the game when you can only get certain items,
       as you can see above.  The first stage begins from the time you gain control
       of Gobi up to the point that you get the sphere.  The second stage begins
       immediately after that point up til the point you get the cure for Nina's
       amnesia.  And the third stage goes from that point until the end of the game.
         Now that you got that down let's get to the next big thing, the special-
       watch out for these-items.  In the first stage the main thing to get would
       be the ThundrRP.  This is a very good weapon for Nina in this point of the
       game, and I highly recommend getting it.  It also wouldn't be a bad idea
       to get a second one to use it as an item, since it creates a fry attack-80
       points damage, but at this point of the game you should already be using the
       FlameRP as an item since it makes an attack of 90 points, much better than
       using it as a weapon for Nina.  The SteelBW is also nice to get here since
       it will be half price from all the weapon shops around Prima, but if you look
       at my Equipment FAQ you'll see that you can get a hidden one for free much
       earlier in the game.  Other than that you could get a ProtnB which is nice,
       but I prefer to use Nina's ATK-UP since it comes before all action and Nina
       has a lot of AP.  The only other thing I'd like to look at in this stage is 
       the SilverDR.  This weapon is the most useless thing I've ever seen; it's
       weaker than the weapon Karn starts out with, and doesn't even have use as an
         The second stage is very important as you can get two great weapons, but
       only for a limited time.  The DarkDR is Karn's best weapon, and early on in
       the second stage it also makes a decent weapon for Ryu.  The other weapon I
       want to mention is the Sleeper.  This is Gobi's best weapon, even though
       most people don't ever use Gobi, but at least right away after he gets the
       sleeper he has a decent attack.  Other things to get would be the AgileHT
       for sure.  This is going to be the best helmet for a few of your characters
       and at this stage of the game it should be about the best for all of your
       characters.  The only problem with this is it will take a long time to get
       everyone equipped with these, but all is not lost yet!  Throughout the course
       of the game you can get two more of these absolutely free!  The AngleAR is
       also very good, especially at the beginning of the stage.  Not only is it
       great armor for Nina and Bleu, but it also counters all attack magic at 50%!
       Otherwise there's the ProtnB again, but much much more importantly there is
       the cure2.  Stock up on these!  When your in a tight spot in a battle with
       everyone having low HP, use a cure2 and everyone will be back to max HP.
       And even better yet, as you buy or wait for certain items the fish will
       start giving you better deals if you hold out on buying something right away.
       As you keep getting offered Antd x9 and keep declining them, the fish will
       start giving you 2 or 3 offers for it.  This is when you make your move on
       the cure2 to get a cheaper price for it.  But when messing with cure2 don't
       get too greedy.  I wouldn't turn down the second offer for one, because they
       don't pop up all that often.  Now you might be saying, this is getting kinda
       expensive, what should I do.  This is the other great thing about the flea
       market, you can make a lot of money.  In the second stage you will get
       offered G-Tiaras, quite a bit too.  Now with this you should try to hold out
       till the third offer, when the time comes.  You will be able to get it for
       anywhere from 7,000 GP to 9,000 GP, and the first offer is usually around
       11,000 GP.  After you buy one of these, go to the item shop in the northwest
       corner of Prima or the main item shop (far left of second floor) in Tunlan.
       These item shops are really expensive to purchase from, but that means they
       are really good to sell items at, since they give you higher prices for
       everything compared to most item and weapon shops.  Lets say you managed to
       buy a G-Tiara for 7,000 GP, go to the item shop and you can sell it for
       13,000 GP; you just made a profit of 6,000 GP!  What a steal!  You can do
       this for other items as well, but you won't make much of a profit off of 
       them, except once you buy a special item, like the DarkDR, it will be 
       offered much much more than before and you will be able to bargain with 
       them too.
         Alright now the third and most important stage.  Let's start with the
       PowerRP, this is Nina's most powerful weapon and can be used as an item as
       Ag-Up but I don't use that ever.  Next we have the MaskSH, this is one of 
       the most powerful shields and should be used for 5 or 6 of your characters,
       Ryu should be equipped with the DragonSH and one other character-I usually 
       use Mogu-should have the StarSH, and depending on which bow you have Bo 
       equipped with.  The EvilRB is a good armor for Nina or Bleu at the beginning
       of the stage, until you get to Pagoda towards the ending part of the game, 
       and the other character should have the ClearCL, if you don't know where 
       that is, look at my Equipment FAQ.  The Mallet is Ox's most powerful hammer
       and best of all it's one-handed!  This means he can also equip the MaskSH!
       Then there's the GlowCN, which is Bleu's most powerful weapon, even  though
       it's still weak, but compared to the rest of her arsenal it's very deadly.
       Finally we have the DwarfBW, this is Bo's second strongest weapon, but it's
       one-handed.  It might have another special effect as my other FAQ points 
       out, but I haven't put any testing into it yet.  This bow just depends on 
       your style of more attack or more defense.  Also found in the third stage is
       the G-Tiara, so you can make some money buying these weapons, as most of 
       them are pretty expensive.  In the list you'll see I have listed Life x9 
       with cure x9 in parentheses.  This is because you will be offered a cure x9
       for around 2,250 GP which would be a steal considering one is usually 
       offered for 1,000 GP.  But after you buy it, you'll find out that it's 
       actually Life x9, what a rip off, although it's still half price from most 
       item shops but still, what a horrible glitch to fool you like that.
         Now when you go to town to start buying important items, the best possible
       thing you can do is go to storage and put EVERYTHING into storage.  This
       will make the buying process 20X faster.  Instead of only being offered
       something once every 3 times, you'll be offered something to buy EVERY time.
       The most important thing to remember when using the flea market is to be
       PATIENT.  It will take a very long time to get everything, but if your 
       patient and come back a few times-it will take forever to get everything in
       one shot in the third stage-you'll get there eventually.  Another thing to 
       remember is the important stuff will usually come up after you've been 
       getting some items being offered three times every time.  Also whenever you
       get offered something you really want, accept it IMMEDIATELY, don't bargain
       unless you've already gotten one, because otherwise the fish won't want to 
       bargain with you and you'll have to wait another hour or two before you see
       it again.
     5. CREDITS
         In closing I have done all the research and everything by myself.  The 
       only thanks I must give is first of all to GameFAQs for posting this FAQ, 
       and second of all to you, the reader for reading my FAQ.  Thank you to
       EvilSandwich and Marsil79 for pointing out a few items I didn't carry over
       from my other faq.
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