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                                 By Shaun Campbell    \\==================//
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Contents
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I. Intro
II. Characters
III. Bosses
IV. Practice
V. Helpful Items
VI. Cooking the Items
VII. Spells that always help
VIII. Junk and Bugs
IX. Tips
X. Tricks
XI. FAQ
XII. Challenge
XIII. Thanks
XIV. Version Info
XV. Contacts
XVI. Legal

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Intro
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Well let's see...You have any trouble with the bosses? Or are you trying to 
find out how to make township fly? Well is you are in good hands, so come on in
and enjoy the show!

Definition of "boss":
Controller of a part of a game that is usually stronger than normal enemies or 
sub-bosses.

Prognosis of BoF2's bosses:
Hard at the beginning and stronger and weaker(alternates randomly) at the end. 
You can beat the heck out of mostly all the bosses using one strategy.

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Characters
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The characters in the game are here. I'll list the goods the bads and the uses 
for the characters here and there is a thing for the best ability.
How to read it:
Name- The name.
Rating- The rating I gave him/her.
Ability- The base ability and the best if any(I'll just post the base for
both).
The good- Character's good traits.
The bad- What the character's weak points are.
The ugly- Jokes or something that the character has that is one of the worst of
in the game

Name: Hero(defalt is Ryu)
Rating: 7/10
Ability: Guts(Allows for a small restoration of HP)
The good:
Ryu is very strong in physical attacks. His dragon spells(i.e. G. Drgn) do
major damage to any enemies he may face. He is probably the character of
choice(well you actually have no choice) to be on your party. He also has high
guts rating.
The bad:
He stays in your party all the time exept for times when characters fight by
themselves. He is pretty average for the good eye. Ryu's spells tend to be MP
using and the early spells are weak and for the most part useless exept for
the Timewarp spell. The dragon spells are good but they cost Ryu all his AP
and the less AP Ryu has the less damage the dragon does.
The ugly:
He can't combine with any shamans.

Name: Bow
Rating: 9/10
Ability: Shot(Alows for 1 hit kills, but does 1 damage mostly all the time)
The good:
He gains lots of cure spells(Cure X) and defense spells(Defense Up X) and has
high HP and defense and AP. Gains levels quickly. He can get those 1 hit kills
and they help alot! Good cure master. Two of his weapons have special
abilities(TwinBW: Attack twice; AutoBW: attacks all enemies). His shamanized
form looks great!
The bad:
His attack power. It makes up for his special weapons abilities. Most of his
weapons are weak. He is also another average character.
The ugly:
You get him nearly halfway through the game(again...).

Name: Nina
Rating: 7/10
Ability: Will(Just like Ryu's Guts but restores MP)
The good:
She is a strong magic user. She has strong spell and a bunch of MP to go with
it. She can be even deadlier in her shamanized form which allows her to scare
away enemies but shamanize for the extra power.
The bad:
Average HP, low defense, and attack power. This is the making of a quick death.
Put her in back rank and feed her Pwrfood, she needs it. also get her some
decent armor for a change.
The ugly:
Putting her up front in the party. That means she'll die fast...

Name: Rand
Ranking: 8/10
Ability: Wake(Revives characters to 1 health if dead, stops the sleep status)
The good:
Very strong, has defense and HP, full of cure spells with an average amount of
MP to match. This is the works for the best up fron defender.
The bad:
Super slow. If he had a super hero name it would be "The Slug." He can't wear
much armor(rendering his base defense as the sheild). He has alot of HP! This
may not seem bad for several reasons...but if you want to heal him it would
take about 3-5 HelpBls to get him up and running.
The ugly:
His shamanized form. Still the same but with a boost so small its useless. Save
the shamans for others.

Name: Katt
Rating: 9/10
Ability: Dare(This makes all enemies attack Katt), Chrge(Charge up then on the
next does a huge amount of damage! 4x the amount of one of Katt's normal
Critical hits!)
The good:
She is fast! Cute too... She has above average attack and super speed. She gets
the strongest spell very early in the game. Shamanize her so you can really so
the damage. Her Chrge ability allows for her to do 4 specials worth of damage!
The shamanized form allows for her to have more MP for her spells.
The bad:
She got the weakest MP rate in the game. If it was higher I'd give her a 10/10
but she get all those good spells...That's why you should shamanize her to get
her AP boosted. I wouldn't count defence or HP or defense, but the took away a
quarter point each because they are below average.
The ugly:
The Dare ability. Why do we want a "thing" attack Katt? She obviously has that
HP and defense problem.

Name: Sten
Rating: 8.5/10
Ability: RIP(Rest In Peice, makes enemy think Sten is dead while cutting down
defense), Sweh(Switches enemies for others found in the area)
The good:
Fast, strong, and average. Shamanized form for finding practice partners or for
the rare enemies for items.
The bad:
Average defense + average HP + Dumb spells = Below average carpet if skinned
and sold.
The ugly:
RIP = 2 gravestones, 1 for sten and one for the person behind Sten. Sten's
defense is reduced by half of his normal defense.

Name: Jean
Rating: 8/10
Ability: Jab(attacks all and divides attack by how many enemies attacked and
deals that much damage to all enemies), Chop(Instant death to all but bosses
after a 1 turn charge)
The good:
He is average and his shamanized form give him the Chop ability and it makes
him look alot better.
The bad:
He is average and the spells he has are just not enough.
The ugly:
How does he loose all the weight after shamanizing him?

Name: Spar
Rating: 4/10
Ability: Ntre(he calls out to green to get other bonuses), Bud(he becomes
uncontrollable and gets a boosted attack like the berserk in FF games...too
badthere was no controlling him)
The good:
Average with high HP. Some stat altering spells. Ntre is good at some points
but is a remember the battle scene thing for there are many effects.
The bad:
Ntre is annoying for the reason that lotsa people don't like the randomness.
His spells are weak.
The ugly:
Sitting back...relaxing and wondering: Is it a boy or girl?

Name: Bleau
Rating: 9/10
Ability: Shed(Health is restored 100% with small defense decrease with each
use)
The good:
Everything!
The bad:
Guts rating is very very low. She got 1 flame at level 63.
The ugly:
No shamanizing.

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Bosses
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The bosses! This will show you how to prepare for these bosses.

Name: Beak
Prep: n/a
Strategy:
Just attack. You will never beat this boss with your own hands. Once you get
down to 1 HP you get into an in-game cinama. But then your saved by a Sonic
Boom spell. Just fight and somebody else will save you.

Name: Barubary
Prep: Follow the tail
Strategy:
Just attack. You'll die and that's that. Just attack or defend nothing special
about it. Another one of those can't kill bosses.

Name: Palo, Puti, Peach(3)
Prep: Battle those monsters, stock up on potions, ect.. Do this until Ryu and
Bow are about Lvl 10.
Strategy:
This fight is hard! Always heal Ryu with Bow and concentrait on one of the
Harpies. They will concentrait on Ryu and Ryu only until Ryu is dead. If Ryu
is near death have Your party heal Ryu. The sisters will attack each other
somewhere in the middle of the fight. This will probably kill the one you were
attacking. When its down to 2 Harpies attack just one and then concentrait on
the other.

Name: Cockroaches(6)
Prep: Battle in the cave where Azusa is in. You can gain alot of XP here.
Strategy:
Same for the Harpies but heal more often. Ryu and Bow can take out a Cockroach
together in 3 hits(2 from Bow and 1 from Ryu). If you want it to end a little
bit faster these little freaks will go down in one hit from Bow's Shot ability
with some luck. Don't use the FireStn you found near Azusa unless your really
hurting...

Name: Giant Cockroach
Prep: Your little battle with the mini cockroaches.
Strategy:
Attack with Bow and Ryu. Heal when needed. This boss will go down easy. Don't
use the FireStn.

Name: Baba
Prep: Get Ryu to Lvl 10 or higher, preferably Lvl 15. Herbs.
Strategy:
Just Atack. Heal when HP falls below 60.

Name: Dir. Hr
Prep: Ryu Lvl 10 at least. Herbs
Strategy:
Attack and heal when needed.

Name: Katt
Prep: None needed
Strategy:
Just attack. She'll mock you causing you to do only 1 Damage to her. Just
ignore this and attack.

!!The next boss you will need Katt badly for her speed or you will have to use
the FireStn you got! To save Katt you must press up and push her into the door
of the arena! If you do not save Katt you will have to fight the next boss
with Rand only!

Name: Demon1(Arena owner(I'll name the demons Demon1, Demon2, ect.. Unless they
have special names that I remember.))
Prep: Save Katt(Have the FireStn if she got hit and is in the bed recovering
instead of Ryu.), Buy Herbs and LifeBls.
Strategy:
If Katt isn't with you use the FireStn. If she is, start attacking full force
and don't use the FireStn. If someone is injured or dead have that character
revived or healed immediatly. When it says the boss is saving energy, start
healing all the characters and resume the process. Have Katt heal and attack.
Ryu attack. Rand heal and attack.

Name: Joker Minion and Spider
Prep: An Antdt(or 3) for after the battle.
Strategy:
Have everyone attack the spider. If anyone gets poisoned don't worry. Use the
Antdt after the battle. After the Spider is dead kill the Joker.

Name: Demon2(Joker)
Prep: n/a
Strategy:
Have Ryu attack, Katt heal, and Nina use Cold. Do this until Joker Dies.

Name: Demon3(Baby bug)
Prep: All Characters over Lvl 17, reccomended at Lvl 20+. Bring a whole bunch
of WFruits and HelpBls for Sten and Nina. Use Katt for healing. Lotsa LifeBls.
Strategy:
These bosses(yes, there are more after) are a pain in the rear. They take the
damage and give back just as much. You are allowed to heal between battles if
you didn't touch any others. Just attack and heal in battle. If you are mad,
don't worry get your characters' Lvls up out of town and then try again.

Name: Demon3(Mother bug)
Prep: Get your hands on all the healing items you can get!
Strategy:
Have Sten use Bomb. Nina use all of her strongest spells. Katt heal and attack.
Ryu attack. This is hard. If you have the FireStn use it now because this boss
has 1300 HP(I think) and it takes the damage and spits it out like gumballs.
The thing can control a character for 1 turn, damage all characters and do big
damage to one character. It is possible to beat the boss without the stone but
your characters will be hurting throughout this battle.

Name: Villagers and Brainbugs
Prep: n/a
Strategy:
Kill the Villager for one less  carpenter to build your houses or kill the bug.
Kill the bug and it'll be done. But just kill the villagers. It's better(You
only need one and he's not infected). Do that and you'll get to teach a
character Cure 2.

!!Teach Cure 2 to Nina she's the best for it.
!!Talk to the red girl after you come back again to get the "Puppy" Dragon
spells.

Name: Nimufu
Prep: You'll get a whole bunch of XP when you go through the is tower.(Hint:
The only girl statue you can talk to again she's a shaman.)
Strategy:
Atack and Heal. That's it. Use the Puppy spells and use WFruits after each on
Ryu.

!!After you get Jean, Get into the top lake and drop down the
waterfall...there's a wonderful gift: 3 Dragon Spells! Better than the puppy
in 2 ways. 1) 2X more damage. 2) All enemies get the full blast. But don't use
it one one of the bosses that I'll point out(near the end, I'll explain why
too...)

Name: WildCat(fight before witches party and captured Jean for ChopChop)
Prep:  Read the signs.
!!Signs 1-5: Follow. You lose lose your Items at the doorman.
!!Sign 6: Choose
  Rare=1/4 Damage from health
  Medium= 1/2 Damage from health
  Well Done= 1 HP left
!!You Have to Fight a Bouncer if you don't follow directions
!!Pick Rare
Strategy:
Use any Puppy or Dragon spells with Ryu. Use the most powerful spells you got.
 Use the Cure 2 magic with nina immediately after someone is injured. Doing
 this you will win.

Name: GoldFly(First Fight)
Prep: Lotsa Health Items. Have Katt, Nina, and Rand in party.
Strategy:
Have Nina Use Sonic Boom. Rand Attack. Katt Heal and attack. Ryu should use a
dragon spells and then attack. If anyone's injured heal them and continue.
Then it's little bug butt will run away.

Name: Blue Cockroaches
Prep: Healing items
Strategy:
Remember the things in the well at Capitan? Well here they are...more
babies...But they are easier this time(and less ugly). Just beat the bug guts
out of them...and just like in the well There are alot more of them.

Name: Large Cockroach
Prep: Healthy Characters
Startegy:
Just like the fight with GoldFly but faster and easier. Don't waste your Dragon
spell unless you were annoyed badly by the first coackroach at the begining.

Name: Large Worm
Prep: Healthy Characters and items to prevent sleep.
Strategy:
OK. This is where Rand comes into play. Start by using a dragon spell from Ryu.
Then use physical attacks to kill it. If your team is asleep use Rand to wake
them or Nina to attack them to wake them up.

Name: GoldFly(Second Fight)
Prep: Full AP for Ryu and Nina.
Strategy:
Unload your best spells. Dragons and Sonic Boom work really well for Ryu and
Nina. Have Katt and Rand use healing items and WFruits and get in extra
attacks.

Name: Demon4(Imposter Jean)
Prep: Healing Items
Strategy:
Use Katt and Rand or Katt and Sten to deliver physical attacks and to heal the
party. Have Ryu cast a Dragon Spell and Nina give out the big bull of spells.
This boss should go down easy.

Name: Trout(Demon5)
Prep: Store all money in bank.
Strategy:
This fight is a two way battle. You can either pick just Bow or Bow and Ryu.
But the battle is the same. If it is just Bow, attack and then heal when
needed. If it with Ryu have Ryu use a dragon spell. The reason for storing all
the money in the bank is that Trout steals coin equal to the amount of damage
you receive. Trout will use EggBtr if you are out of pocket change so it would
be a quick battle either way.

Name: Demon6(Stone Ghost Doll)
Prep: Lotsa items for health. Have Katt(you need her to attack the adams
apple(and it is necessary!). Have Rand and Nina in party too since they are
the best for this part of the game.
Strategy:
This boss will attempt to put all your characters to sleep(just like the Large
Worm, see why I picked Rand?) so have two characters on watchgaurd duty, which
should be Rand(for Wake) and Nina(low attack power and attacking team always
helps). Ryu should immediately use a dragon spell against the "Doll".
Following a sleep attack have Rand and Nina wake up the others.

!!The time to get Bleau is now so get her! See FAQ for details.
!!Go to Practice section to find a great training spot!

Name: Algeron and and Friends(3)
Prep: All characters in party at full health and some healing items.
Strategy:
Have Ryu start this by a Dragon Spell. Algeron has a bunch of HP but her/its
Sisters don't so this will kill both sisters fast. then have the party
concentrait on Algeron. Have Nina use Sonic Boom or Flame. Algeron has some
strong spells like Freeze, so if she uses it do not hesitate to heal the
characters that were affected by this spell. Algeron's sisters will come back
after a few turns so have one character go after them if they pop up.

Name: Upa(Pronounced Oo-Pa)
Prep: Lotsa healing items if you fight them all.
Strategy:
If you catch one(even the right one) be shure not to attack it physically...If
you do there is 100% chance that it will counter attack. If anyone is
attacking make shure they are healed because the Upas are strong. You'll be
sticking to magic for all Upa fights, so WFruits are essential. You'll know
when you've got the right Upa when you see it begging. If you let it go you
will get a BusterSD. So release it. If you catch it...you will gain no items.

Name: M.C. Tusk(Demon7 aka Carnival Owner)
Prep: Healing Items. Sten in Party w/ Katt and Nina.
Strategy:
Have Ryu start with his Dragon and Follow it up with Flame spells from Sten and
Nina. Use Katt to heal.

Name: Trubo(Fight 1)
Prep: Buy some items from the store and rest at the Inn. Make Shure Sten is at
Lvl 25+. Recommended at Lvl 28.
Strategy:
This fight is cool at the beginning! Use Flame. Heal if you get under 100
health. Attack after 1 or 2 Flames(1 is recomended for that you need for the
fight after).

Name: Trubo(Fight 2)
Prep: n/a
Strategy:
This battle will end after 3 turns so deal big damage to him fast. Use Flame as
many times as possible.

Name: Portal
Prep: n/a
Strategy:
Don't use any Spells on it. Use Attack Up on Ryu and have the whole party
attack.

Name: Shupkay(Demon8)
Prep: Some healing items
Strategy:
Have Ryu start with the usual Dragon Spell. And then if you have Spar or Bleau,
use Attack Up on Ryu. Then have Ryu attack. and the rest heal, attack or use
magic.

Name: Aruhamel(Demon9)
Prep: All the anger from entering the dungeon and getting annoyed at the
eyesight bubble(The hardest dungeon with the most annoying monsters in the
game(Jacky is the monster I hate!))
Strategy:
Aruhamel is the monster that made Ryu's town forget him. So if you annoyed
about the plot or the dungeon, now's the time to take it out. Use Spar's Hush
or Idle and have Ryu beat it up. If a character(Bleau) has Bolt X use it and
make the pain harder on Aruhamel. Kill the Demon fast for it can make your
characters forget Spells for this battle.

Name: Gardian of the Mark
Prep: Nina with full AP and HP with a bunch of healing items. Have Katt in
party if you want to see an amusing comment if Nina is to fail the test.
Strategy:
If Nina dies before getting to the boss it is ok(Katt will ask Nina if she can
beat the test monsters up). Nina will have 1 HP if she dies so if you want to
heal do so.
Now for the Boss, Use Sonic Boom and keep on using it unless you have better
spells. Use healing items if it get a lucky shot on you.

!! Spoiler! Skip this if you want to see who the Gardian is for yourself!
!! The Gardian is Nina! Well...Nina From the old BoF.

!! After you have the Great Bird you can go to Night Rider Island. See practice
section for details.

Name: Gaurd
Prep: Rand at Lvl 28+ and fully healed
Strategy:
Attack this boss and if he attacks you...Use Cure 2.

Name: Tiga
Prep: n/a
Strategy:
Alas! Another battle you can't win.

Name: Zombies
Prep: None
Strategy:
Don't use Dragon spells! Have Ryu attack. Nina Cast Sonic Boom or any other
Stronger Spell. And if you have Bleau, use Bolt X.

Name: Demon10(Head of the church you raided)
Prep: Lots of LifeBls.
Strategy:
Now have Ryu use his Dragon Spell. Bleau use Bolt X and Nina use spells and
heal. If a Death Spell works use a LifeBl immediatly on the character that
died.

!! Spoiler!
!! This part is more of a explanation of the story mixed in with the strategy.

Name: Ray in his Dragon form(Demon11)
Prep: Fully Healed and ready. Have Ryu at full AP and health.
Strategy:
Ray will attack normally and possesses the blood of the Dragons and St. Eva has
corrupted him. He has binded a friendship with Ryu strong enogh that he will
give Ryu a gift as a demon. You have to make Ryu use a Dragon Spell(not a
puppy spell). Ray will take the damage and say:
"This is all I have"
Then he will use a spell of some sort on Ryu. Now Ryu has the power of Green.
Check his spells and Ryu now has G.Dragon(Green Dragon). Use it on Ray and the
battle ends. There is a parting action from Ray after the battle and he dies.
Ryu is now left with the true power of the Dragon God.

Name: Archer(1st)
Prep: None
Strategy:
Attack.

Name: Archer(2nd)
Prep: None
Strategy:
Same as the 1st.

!! You will see some Eyes in a hall and when you pass them they will shoot each
of your characters with a beam. This will lower you characters HP. This makes
the next fight harder.

Name: Gurd Eyes(3) and Old Man.
Prep: None
Strategy:
Before the fight the Old Man will tell you to kill him...Don't do it! Don't
even attack him! This is the time for Ryu to only use his Puppy Spells. Don't
use any Dragon Spells(not even G. Dragon). The dragon spells will kill The old
man. Use a Puppy on each eye and then use Freeze one any living eye. If you
kill(or hurt) the man you are not able to get a secret and added story in the
game.

!! Spoiler!
!! The Old Man is Ganer(Ryu's Father)

Name: Babaruku(Demon12)
Prep: Lotsa AP
Stategy:
Use G.Dragon as the first move. Then have someone cast Atk-Up on Ryu. This
battle should go quickly if Bleau keeps on using Bolt X. Ryu and everyone
attacking after the Dragon spell. Babaruku will use Sap on your characters so
use magic fast as you can.

!! You will have a choice to extend your game if you choose to defeat the
demons inside. Or if you choose the other option to wait the game will end.

!! This FAQ will Cover Infinity soon! Probably in the next few versions.
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Practice
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Here are some areas that are good practice training spots in the game:

Azusa's Cave
This spot is located after the attack of the Harpy Sisters. You'll find a man
named Azusa in a cave. The room you found Azusa in is the best training spot
for Low level characters in the game. You may find hoards of leeches or
corpses, these are good XP builders.

Windia
At the undergroud area(where you get the mark) there are some tough monsters
that give out good XP. Come here, it's good training.

SimaFort
Hey! Low level characters should train here! It's open all the game.

WildCat's
Head to this spot before you enter the witch tower! It has lots of Bouncers!
The trick is go inside and attack a couple of Bouncers and get out. Then go
back in and repeat. You can also get ChopChop here if you follow the signs
and defeat WildCat and be nice to him(See FAQ).

Theive's Tomb
South of HighFort. You will come here as a part of the story. There is the
StarBrngrSD if you battle enough on the strange looking face. If you visited
for the storyline on finding patty again battle on the Happy(fortune) space
for a while until you see a message "Found a Shortcut." This place offers
practice on many different situations. Plus as and added bonus, the enemies
are easy and give out 3X more XP than expected! Good to level up low level
characters here.

Namada
This is a monster infested temple and it is good training if you battle here.
It is west of FarmTown and infested with mosters.

Gate(Infinity 1)
Yes...I have been here...One rule:
BRING LOTS OF HEALING ITEMS!

Dologany(Infinity 2)
To all of you wondering why I haven't gotten around to tell you about Infinity
Bosses:
I STILL HAVN'T(is that a word?) GOTTEN TO THEM YET!
Plus on the enemy side:
BRING MORE HEALING ITEMS!
The Carms here ar nasty! But! They give out the MeowSt(Katt).

Monster Island(aka Island of Giants)
Go to capitan and head south for the beach and enter the whale. You can only
get to this if you have the whale. After that go west and hug the shore. When
the shore goes north go north and head between the gap. Keep hugging the shore
until you reach the area above the wrecked Granny's house. From there tap up
three times and head east. You will find an island that is north-east of the
hunters house. This is Monster Island. It has 1 house and is small. I will
list the monsters here like bosses(because they are like them but harder) but
with HP instead of Prep:

Name: Gonghead
HP: 900
Strategy:
Attack it. It will heal itself with Cure 4 but it can only use it about 3-4
times. It will use Freeze or attack so heal! But keep attacking until then.

Name: A. Sludge
HP: 900
Strategy:
A simple Death spell will work 100%. Has low Defense so just beating the goo
out of it is safe too.

Name: Chorking
HP: 25
Strategy:
IMO these are part of the TOP TEN LIST OF ANNOYING MONSTER OF BOF2. They have
crazy defense ratings, if you want to test it out ok...but you will do 1
damage most of the time! You can fo 5 damage with specials if you can. They
also have Magic defence to all spells but Puppy spells, Dragon spells and item
spells(ie: ShaveIce). Those spells have something special that ignores Magical
defense. Kill chorkings fast or they will cast RotBrth(Rot status to all
party, then party will become zombies), PsnBrth(Poisons all party), and
SwtBrth(Makes party fall to sleep). Worry about SwtBrth and RotBrth now, and
PsnBrth after the battle. It's also ironic that they drop ShinyBRs after some
battles...

Name: K. Sludge
HP: 1000
Strategy:
If you don't have G. Dragon and your at Lvl 30-50 without good armor, your in
trouble, big time. You face 2-3 of them in a battle as they travel in packs
and  you are at a 95.5% chance of losing battles with these. If you encounter
them you are more than likely to die! You can defeat them without G. Dragon
but it is not worth it. To beat them you have to use a normal dragon spell and
then use Bolt X the rest of the battle. These have crazier defense than
Chorkings and the same magical defence. Once you have G. Dragon you can breeze
through these easily.

!! Added Note: If you've got good armor and weapons and levels 45+ with
G.Dragon you can kill these with hand to hand combat.

NightRider Island
East of the island of St. Eva church. Has a few palm trees and a building with
good armor(until Barreta). Has 2 monsters.

Name: D. Bringer(Death Bringer)
HP: 300
Strategy:
Bolt X. Or the MP conserving attack with all party...These have blue horses.

Name: N. Rider(Night Rider(The themed monster))
HP: 1000
Strategy:
Has a purple horse. A dragon spell(preferably G. Dragon) and alot of Bolt X
spells if you don't have the dragon. Bow can use his Shot ability if he has
high Luck, this is useful in 2 N. Rider fights. Heal when necessary. They drop
MedusaSH and NoTwinRP, which you may want.

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Helpful Items
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This part list some useful items:

Biscuit - Casts Cure 4 and Defense Up X on party
ShaveIce - Casts Blizzard, ignores magic defense
Frizbie - Casts Sonic Boom, ignores magic defense
F.Spice - Casts Flame, ignores magic defense
PwrFood - Permanent Increase in Strength
G8Bait - Fishing item, catch almost anything
Dinker - Permanent Increase in agility
MoonDrop - Restore all status and HP to a party member
WiseBL - Restore 100 MP without penalty
Goldbar - Sell for 6000, no other use
MisoSoup - Permanent Increase in Wisdom
LuckCndy - Permanent Increase in Luck
HelpBl - Casts Cure 2(restores 100 HP)
Roast - Casts Cure 4(restors all HP)
SprRib - Same effect as Roast
Gold - Fishing Item, Catches Treasue and Maniro(Mermaid)
DeadSoup - Casts Death, ignores magic defense bet doesn't work on bosses
Extract - Casts Cure4(restore all HP)
Van. Extract - Casts Cure 3(restore 120 HP to all characters in party)
ShinyBR - Equip, Imunity to all status effects
LoveBR - Equip, Restore health while walking on world map
CureAl - Heal any status effects
Egg - Restore all HP and AP
Stamina - Permanent Increase in Stamina
WiseFruit - Restore 20 AP and takes away 20 HP
Urchin - Fishing Item, catches Treasure and some fish

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Cooking the Items
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You can cook items if you saved the one carpenter that wasn't infected with the
parasites. He lives in the Regular brick houses at the far right of Capitan.

There are some rules to cooking:
1)You can combine 1-4 items to cook
2)You may get either of these conditions if you cook:
        Condition A. An item
        Condition B. Carcoal item
        Condition C. Two of the same item as in Condition A
3)You have to "Eat" the items before cooking again

Recipies:

Charcoal + Charcoal = Herb

Dinker + Dinker = Biscuit

Medicate + Medicate = PwrFood

ShaveIce + ShaveIce + ShaveIce = PwrFood

Roast + Roast + Roast + roast = DeadSoup

ShaveIce + F.Spice + Frizbie = LuckCndy

Charcoal + Charcoal + Charcoal + Charcoal = HelpBl(thanks Xie!)

Herb + Herb + Herb + Herb = LifePl

Cond.Up + Cond.Up + Cond.Up = GoldBar

Tuna + Tuna = Dinker

Tuna + Tuna + F.Spice = Stamina

Stamina + Tuna + Tuna = WiseBl

There are more recipies but I forgot some of them...see if you can find more
recipies!
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Spells That always Help
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Here are some useful spells:
Format
Spell(AP) - Effect

Bolt X(30) - Major thunder elemental damage to all enemies
Hail(7) - Major Ice elemental damage to all enemies if there are puppies after
the initial spell it does extra damage
Missle(26) - Explosion magic on all enemies
FireBall(20) - Major Fire elemental damage to all
Renew(10) - Revive and restore 70 percent of HP
Renew X(20) - Revive and restore 100 percent of HP
Heal(8) - Remove Bad Status
Cure 1(4) - Restore 40 HP
Cure 2(7) - Restore 100 HP
Cure 3(20) - Restore 120 HP to all of party
Cure 4(14) - Restore all HP
Cure X(50) - Restore all HP to all of Party
Death(10) - Kills non-undead, non-spirit, non-boss enemies
Sap(0) - Drain AP from enemy for own use
Drain(5) - Drain HP from Enemy for own use
Freeze- Large ice damage to one enemy
Def-Up(5) - Defense Increase 30 percent
Atk-Up(6) - Atack increase 30 percent
FirPuppy(all AP) - Puppy summon on one enemy, Max DMG=256
IcePuppy(all AP) - Puppy summon on one enemy, Max DMG=256
T.Puppy(all AP) - Puppy summon on one enemy, Max DMG=256
FireDrgn(all AP) - Puppy summon on one enemy, Max DMG=512
IceDrgn(all AP) - Puppy summon on one enemy, Max DMG=512
T.Drgn(all AP) - Puppy summon on one enemy, Max DMG=512
G.Drgn(all AP) - Puppy summon on one enemy, Max DMG=999
BoomBada(20) - Half of enemies HP
ChopChop(0) - 70 points of damage unaffected by stats or defense

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Junk and Bugs
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These are some bugs in the game that I call junk and bugs:

1. Question in shaman combination house in township is "Do you want to learn
how to combine with shamans?" The answers are flipped so pick 'Yes' to start
fuse and 'No' to learn how to combine.

2. Agil-Up spell has no effect! It just eats up AP!

3. GutsBl does not raise Guts.

4. The Dragon and Puppy Spells have no elemental attribute. So it can attack
any enemy without resistance.

5. When inside the main building in TownShip, shamanized characters take on
their original form.

6. After going inside the main building and getting out of it in TownShip, Your
current formation is reset back to Normal Formation(ie You set your formation
to Scramble and when you enter and exit the main building it resets the team
back to Normal Formation).

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Tips
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-Save often
-Never enter a dungeon without a person with the spell Exit
-Always level up if you have trouble with enemies
-If encountering a group of enemies use spells that attack all
-Never go to Monster Island with characters level 28 and under!
-Run when in trouble
-Store some money in the bank so if you are killed you still have some money
 that is safe
-Make use of the TimeWarp Spell it is very useful for talking to people at
 night and entering shops at day
-Use the Warp Spell to travel to places that you've been to that are important

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Tricks
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-If your hunting for Upas in the Upa Cave and your scene in battle is fighting
 monsters above water while your on land, use Hail. After the spell and the
 puppies had appeared the water wil be frozen
-When you get the whale use him to explore all the world in BoF2
-When your at Nina's "Test of the Mark," have Katt in your party, she'll say
 some funny stuff
-If your short on cash and your done with Ageron, getting the Owl Fruits and
 selling them is a best bet. You pick them, sell them and go back to picking
 them and selling them
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FAQ
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Q: How do you get Bleau?
A: First you have to find her house which is located to the south of Theive's
Tomb in the desert on the other side of the mountains. This is hard because
the house blends in with the sand(the house is a whirlpool shape). Second talk
to everyone inside the house and don't forget the one in the back. Third go to
HomeTown and go into M. Shool. Get on the second floor and talk to averyone
there.

Q: Where can I find the EmpireSD?
A: Go to the east of TownShip with the Great Bird. and you will find land in a
shape of a paralelogram on the side of the mountains. Land there and fight
until you see a fishing spot at the corner. Then fish out the Treasure with
the Charm Rod. You can only do this before you see the demons released from
the mountain in Gate.

Q: Where is the LoveBR?
A: Go to Monster Island and fight until you see a fishing spot. Go into the
fishing spot and get the LoveBR in the Treasure Box at the bottom.

Q: What are the Recommended levels for Monster Island and Night Rider Island?
A: Monster Island at level 30+ and Night Rider Island at level 40+

Q: How do I get TownShip to fly?
A: First you have to save The Old Man in the boss fight with the Gaurd Eyes. Do
not kill the Old Man! Second, you have to find Eichichi(or whatever her name
was) in Guntz. Go into the big house behind the town and go to the very back
of the house. Gobehind all of the bookshelves and  you will enter a secret
room. Talk to the bull girl that is interested in machines and invite he to
your town and go back into the well. Talk to the girl and Ganer comes in. Now
township can fly!

Q: How do you get Boombada/ChopChop?
A: I will not explain how to get Boombada spell for the reason that it is so
hard to get. 

But I got some new info on getting ChopChop! Here's what Xie Zong Han wrote on
getting ChopChop:

"...to get ChopChop, go to Wildcat Restaurant before the Witches Reunion 
and obey all the signs, choosing Rare at the last sign.  Fight the Chef and 
chase after him after you defeat him.  Choose no and yes to his question and 
you'll get ChopChop."

Q: What is the best carpenter for TownShip?
A: I would say IMO that it may always be the normal buildings carpenter that builds
a restorant. He allows you to max out your stats by cooking items. He also
lets you make super strong items too. But if you want to know how to use those
tolens, get the carpenter that has those treehouses on stilts. If your into
bragging rights though, get the one in the Arabian style house(the big one
near the enterance to the dock). Tolens are basically useless you get
the carpenter of treehouses on stilts.

Q: What are the best people to let join into TownShip?
A: IMO I think Daiye, Barretta, Poo, Barose, Maclean, and Hanz. Why? Look:

Daiye - He sells fish! Makes it easier to make WiseBls.

Barretta - This girl is amazing with her armory! Lotsa Good weapons that cast
spells!

Poo - HAHA! I said #2! Well he sells MoonDrops that help in Infinity.

Barose - Teach characters some powerful Spells.

Maclean - He gets you to a fishing spot with all Porgy and Snpr.

Hanz - The 2 cooking Items he sells are useful.

Q: Who's Maniro?
A: A mermaid who sells rare items for insane prices, fish for him using gold.

Q: Why did you get this game?
A: There was no Golden Sun in stock so I picked BoF2 and I got addicted.

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Challenges
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BoF2 Challenges! Test your medal!

Challenge: Broken Inventory
What to do:
When Characters come into play, they can only wear the armor/weapons they start
with! NO CHANGING ARMOR/WEAPONS!

Challenge: Inns are Out! Healing Ponds too!
What to do: Don't use any Inn in the game. Use of shops is OK and useful. But
No Inns. Use Inns to get the Items there but do not use them. Don't use
healing ponds either!

Challenge: Dinner Time!
What to do:
Get all the napkins, plates, and forks you can(possible?)! And use them for all
the game!

Challenge: No Shaman Challenge
What to do:
You can't use any shamans. 'Nuf said.

Challenge: No Item Challenge
What to do:
You can't use any Items in battle and anywhere else. But you can use
Inns/magic.

Challenge: No Dragon Challenge
What to do:
You can't use any dragons on anything but Ray.

Challenge: No Spells Challenge
What to do:
You can't use spells from all characters inventory. Find a loop hole...
(Hint(5 letters): ___M_)

Challenge: 1 Player Challenge(from the FF3J FAQs)
What to do:
Kill off all your characters but one(If they come back to life due to an event,
kill them again). Try to beat the game like that.

Challenge: Ultimate kRaZy Challenge!
What to do:
No Items, No Shamans, Keep characters equiped with the same armor that they
start with, and No spells. Simple.

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Thanks
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GameFAQ for their great FAQS!

Credits to:
Xie Zong Han for his ChopChop directions and for his recipe correction!

<your name here> for reading this FAQ

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Version Info
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Version  Notes
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1.0      Initial Release
1.1      Updated ChopChop in FAQ. Entered new training area, WildCat's.
         Added Version Info. Various minor corrections/additions.
1.2      -Added Big Easy Read version # at title
         -Added Challenge Section
         -More Detailed Version Info
         -Updated Bleau's Bad info
         -Added Windia, SimaFort, Gate to practice section
         -Made Recipies list "User Friendly" with added recipies
         -Explained my TownShip
         -Thinking About Infinity
         -Various corrections and updates
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Contacts
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VideoGB150@msn.com - Shaun Campbell

Contact me if you have some questions, or you have a fix/New Info/challenges
for this FAQ.

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