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    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: Monster Capture FAQ.
    By: Six ball (ksixball@hotmail.com)
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    Table of Contents
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    1- Version Info
    2- Hunter Background
    3- The "capture" ability
    4- Monster info
    5- FaQ's
    6- Legal Stuff
    7- Contacts
    8- Thanks
    
    Version Info:
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    1.0- Listed all capturable monsters (12/10/03)
    1.1- Filled in monster descriptions (15/10/03)
    1.2- Listed locations for each monster (20/10/03)
    1.3- Listed more monster descriptions (24/10/03)
    1.4- Listed food specifics (26/10/03)
    1.5- Listed Hunter background (28/10/03)
    1.6- Began writing technical pieces of FAQ (29/10/03)
    1.7- Listed blue magic linked with appropriate monsters (30/10/03)
    1.8- Pooled the most Frequently asked questions (31/10/03)
    1.9- Listed monster locations from "Help ____!" missions (06/11/03)
    2.0- Finished monster locations from "Help ____!" missions (##/##/03)
    2.1- FaQ is complete (##/##/##)
    
    Hunter Background:
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    [HNT] Human warrior that hunts monsters by bow.
    Job requirements: Archer A-ability x2
    Equips: Greatbows, Hats, Clothing
    
    Stats:
    Move - 4
    Jump - 2
    Evade - 55
    Hp (per level) - 6
    Mp (per level) - 3
    W-atk (per level) - 8
    W-def (per level) - 6 or 7
    M-pow (per level) - 6
    M-res (per level) - 8
    Speed (per level) - 1
    
    Abilities:
    (a) Sonic boom - 200ap : cranequin
    (a) Oust - 200ap : windslash bow
    (a) Advice - 100ap : twin bow
    (a) Aim: Vitals - 300ap : fey bow
    (a) Hunting - 300ap : hunt bow
    (a) Addle - 200ap : master bow
    (a) Ultima shot - 999ap : seventh heaven
    (a) Sidewinder - 300ap : hades bow
    (a) Capture - 200ap : ranger bow
    (r) Auto-regen - 300ap : gaia gear
    (s) Weapon atk+ - 300ap : nike bow
    (c) Hunt combo - 100ap : Mythril shot
    
    The infamous Capture:
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    Capture is a useful ability, not only does it capture a monster for your
    monster bank, and give you souls to use with your morpher, but it also removes
    an enemy from the battlefield. Capturing monsters is also a prerequisite for
    mission #100 (fiend run). In order to get that mission you MUST capture at
    least 5 monsters, and then the operator of the monster bank will post a request
    in the pub after you visit him. Now in order to use capture, several things
    must happen, most obviously you need the capture ability. In order to use this
    ability correctly, it can only be used on injured monsters (i.e. they cannot
    have full health). Now don't be discouraged when you do this, the maximum
    percentage you'll ever get for catching a monster is 24%. Just as another side
    note, sleep, stop, blind and the direction you attack from have no effect on
    the percentage to capture a monster. The way this percentage works is based on
    the percentage of life remaining on the monster, at half health you'll have
    12%. (If you really wanted to get technical, just take a monsters max hp and
    divide by 24, this number is the amount of hp you have to take off in order to
    get a 1% increase in your capture attempts). There are a few special cases for
    capturing monsters:
    > Any undead monster (zombies, vampires) cannot be captured.
    > Any rockbeast monster (bladebiter, toughskin) cannot be captured.
    > Any fairy monster (sprite, titania) cannot be captured.
    > Any tonberry monster (tonberry, masterberry) cannot be captured.
    > The monster you are catching cannot be the last enemy on the field.
    > The monster you are trying to catch cannot be ko'd.
    > The monster may be special, and in turn simply uncatchable.
    
    Monster information:
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    >>Goblin (Cretins with big ears and fangs. Strong and stupid.)
    Blue Magic:  Goblin punch
    Enemy clans: None
    Missions: 55 (White Flowers), 49 (A Lost Ring), 44 (Snow in Lutia), 37 (Village
    Hunt), 32 (Tower Ruins), 1 (Herb Picking)
    Areas: None
    Enjoys: Maiden Kiss (cures frog)
    Spits back out: Antidotes (cures poison)
    
    >>Red Cap (Powerful goblins, More crafty, more dangerous.)
    Blue Magic: Magic hammer
    Enemy clans: Clan Hounds, Tricky Spirits
    Missions: 100 (Fiend Run), 55 (White Flowers), 1 (Herb Picking)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Maiden Kiss (cures frog)
    Spits back out: Antidotes (cures poison)
    
    >>Jelly (Jelly-like entity. Absorbs fire damage.)
    Blue Magic: Acid
    Enemy clans: Roda Dragons, Wild Monsters
    Missions: 93 (Flan Breakout!), 59 (Sketchy Thief)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Antidotes (cures poison)
    Spits back out: Eye drops (cures darkness)
    
    >>Ice Flan (jelly-like monster. Absorbs ice damage.)
    Blue Magic: Acid
    Enemy clans: Roaming Naiads
    Missions: 109 (Snow Fairy), 93 (Flan Breakout!), 78 (Water Sigil), 65
    (Exploration), 46 (Prof in Trouble), 7 (Diamond Rain)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Antidotes (cures poison)
    Spits back out: Eye drops (cures darkness)
    
    >>Cream (Yellowish jelly monster. Absorbs lightning damage.)
    Blue Magic: Acid
    Enemy clans: Tricky Spirits
    Missions: 93 (Flan Breakout!), 52 (Friend Trouble), 4 (Desert Peril)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Antidotes (cures poison)
    Spits back out: Eye drops (cures darkness)
    
    >>Bomb (Fiery, explosive creature. Deals fire damage.)
    Blue Magic: Blow up
    Enemy clans: Antlions, Roda Dragons
    Missions: 107 (Old Friends), 74 (Cadoan Watch), 63 (Missing Prof.), 47 (Hot
    Recipe), 38 (Fire! Fire!), 34 (Magewyrm), 32 (Tower Ruins), 7 (Diamond Rain)
    Areas: Help Roda!
    Enjoys: Does not have a favorite food (item)
    Spits back out: Holy Water (cures zombie)
    
    >>Grenade (Powerful bomb. Covered in ice due to element shift.)
    Blue Magic: Blow up
    Enemy clans: Lost Monsters, Wild Monsters
    Missions: 109 (Snow Fairy), 65 (Exploration)
    Areas: Help Roda!
    Enjoys: Does not have a favorite food (item)
    Spits back out: Holy Water (cures zombie)
    
    >>Icedrake (Giant scaly monster. Breaths clouds of ice.)
    Blue Magic: Mighty guard
    Enemy clans: Roaming Naiads, Wild Monsters
    Missions: 102 (Wyrms Awaken), 87 (Free Bervenia!), 66 (A Dragon's Aid), 63
    (Missing Prof.), 34 (Magewyrm), 32 (Tower Ruins), 31 (Ruby Red), 22 (To
    Ambervale), 11 (Pale Company), 7 (Diamond Rain)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Cureall (cures all)
    Spits back out: Does not have a least favorite food (item)
    
    >>Firewyrm (Giant scaly monster. Breaths blistering fire.)
    Blue Magic: Guard-off
    Enemy clans: Roda Dragons
    Missions: 102 (Wyrms Awaken), 66 (A Dragon's Aid), 54 (For A Song), 47 (Hot
    Recipe), 34 (Magewyrm), 32 (Tower Ruins), 31 (Ruby Red), 11 (Pale Company)
    Areas: Help Roda!
    Enjoys: Cureall (cures all)
    Spits back out: Does not have a least favorite food (item)
    
    >>Thundrake (Scaly beast that shoots lightning breath.)
    Blue Magic: Dragon force
    Enemy clans: None
    Missions: 102 (Wyrms Awaken), 66 (A Dragon's Aid), 11 (Pale Company)
    Areas: None
    Enjoys: Cureall (cures all)
    Spits back out: Does not have a least favorite food (item)
    
    >>Lamia (Lamias lure prey with sweet songs... watch out!)
    Blue Magic: Twister
    Enemy clans: Clan Hounds, Jagd Emissaries, Roaming Naiads
    Missions: 76 (Fire Sigil), 58 (Royal Ruins), 49 (A Lost Ring), 7 (Diamond Rain)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Cureall (cures all), Echo Screen (cures silence)
    Spits back out: Maiden Kiss (cures frog)
    
    >>Lilith (Powerful lamias that delight in taking life.)
    Blue Magic: Night
    Enemy clans: Roaming Naiads
    Missions: 49 (A Lost Ring), 22 (To Ambervale)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Cureall (cures all), Echo Screen (cures silence)
    Spits back out: Maiden Kiss (cures frog)
    
    >>Antlion (Giant bug with needle-like legs and a powerful jaw.)
    Blue Magic: Lv3 def-less
    Enemy clans: Antlions, Kudik Beasts
    Missions: 107 (Old Friends), 55 (White Flowers), 51 (Desert Rose), 37 (Village
    Hunt),  34 (Magewyrm), 12 (Jagd Hunt), 4 (Desert Peril)
    Areas: Help Giza!
    Enjoys: Soft (cures petrify)
    Spits back out: Bandage (cures imobilize, don't act, stop)
    
    >>Jawbreaker (Thoughest antlion. Bites on and doesn't let go.)
    Blue Magic: Lv3 def-less
    Enemy clans: Aisen Ghosts, Antlions
    Missions: 65 (Exploration), 51 (Desert Rose), 22 (To Ambervale)
    Areas: Help Giza!
    Enjoys: Soft (cures petrify)
    Spits back out: Bandage (cures imobilize, don't act, stop)
    
    >>Red Panther (Hunts its prey with swift leaps and poison claws.)
    Blue Magic: Poison claw
    Enemy clans: Kudik Beasts, Tribites
    Missions: 54 (For A Song), 52 (Friend Trouble), 51 (Desert Rose), 45 (Frosty
    Mage), 44 (Snow in Lutia), 34 (Magewyrm), 4 (Desert Peril)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Holy Water (cures zombie)
    Spits back out: Antidotes (cures poison), Echo Screen (cures silence)
    
    >>Coeurl (King of red panthers. Turns prey to stone.)
    Blue Magic: Hastebreak
    Enemy clans: Clan Hounds, Tribites, Wild Monsters
    Missions: 100 (Fiend Run), 65 (Exploration), 52 (Friend Trouble), 37 (Village
    Hunt), 22 (To Ambervale), 4 (Desert Peril)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Holy Water (cures zombie)
    Spits back out: Antidotes (cures poison), Echo Screen (cures silence)
    
    >>Malboro (Disturbing creature that gives off quite an odor.)
    Blue Magic: Bad breath
    Enemy clans: Lost Monsters, Wild Monsters
    Missions: 105 (Smuggle Bust), 85 (Foreign Fiend), 54 (For A Song), 32 (Tower
    Ruins)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Holy Water (cures zombie), Bandage (cures imobilize, don't act, stop)
    Spits back out: Cureall (cures all)
    
    >>Big Malboro (Powerful malboro that smells even worse.)
    Blue Magic: Bad breath
    Enemy clans: Lost Monsters
    Missions: 100 (Fiend Run), 85 (Foreign Fiend), 22 (To Ambervale)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Holy Water (cures zombie), Bandage (cures imobilize, don't act, stop)
    Spits back out: Cureall (cures all)
    
    >>Floateye (Eyeball with wings and a nasty gaze attack.)
    Blue Magic: Stare
    Enemy clans: Aisen Ghosts, Lost Monsters
    Missions: 50 (Staring Eyes), 45 (Frosty Mage), 5 (Twisted Flow)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Eye drops (cures darkness)
    Spits back out: Soft (cures petrify)
    
    >>Ahriman (Powerful floateye. Its evil gaze deals damage.)
    Blue Magic: Roulette
    Enemy clans: Blood Thirsters, Jagd Emissaries
    Missions: 100 (Fiend Run), 87 (Free Bervenia!), 63 (Missing Prof.), 50 (Staring
    Eyes), 5 (Twisted Flow)
    Areas: Help ____
    Enjoys: Eye drops (cures darkness)
    Spits back out: Soft (cures petrify)
    
    Faq's:
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    1- How come I cannot catch this ______ monster?
    
    a- Well there can be several reasons why you cannot catch the monster, it is
    either the last living monster on the field, it is a class of monster that
    cannot be captured (undead, rockbeast, fairy, tonberry) it is Ko'd, or it is
    simply just uncatchable (it may be a special monster)
    
    2- How come my hunter has such a low capture percentage?
    
    a- Because capturing monsters not only helps you build a good morpher, it alos
    removes an enemy from the battle, therefore it is not necessarily an easy thing
    to do. Compared to parley and other abilities that cause enemies to leave,
    capture is really effective.
    
    3- Do you use Hunters?
    
    a- I personally only use hunters to capture monsters, I'm a perfectionist and
    in turn want to catch at least one of every monster, and I have dreams of
    creating a morpher with 999 for every stat.
    
    4- Are hunters Only good for capturing?
    
    a- Not necessarily, they seem kind of reminiscent of a ranged fighter, and they
    do have an ultima ability.
    
    5- Whats the best way to capture a monster?
    
    a- Try to use units that are roughly the same level as the monster, and a high
    level hunter; this way you can widdle its hp as close to 0 as possible. Blue
    mages with abilities such as twister, matra magic and hastebreak make excellent
    companions to your hunter. Abilites such as twister, demi, etc are also good to
    use to get rid of Hp without killing your target. After you have 24%, try and
    use abilities that make it unable to act, or blind it. This way you have the
    time to try and capture the monster without worrying about taking to much
    damage. Also try and keep damaging reaction abilities (strikeback, counter,
    etc.) off, as it seems monsters like to attack these people and die, not
    allowing you to capture them.
    
    6- Are there any monsters that i can miss?
    
    a- The goblin, and the thundrake only appear in unrepeatable missions, and
    after those are done, you cannot catch them anywhere.
    
    
    Legal Stuff:
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    The reproduction of this document in any way,
    shape or form is completely allowed. Feel free
    to use this for personal, and/or public use.
    
    Contacts:
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    If there is any information that is missing, or you do not understand clearly,
    please feel free to email me at:
    
    ksixball@hotmail.com
    
    Please make sure to include "capture faq" in the topic, or else it will
    probably be promptly deleted.
    
    Thanks:
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    thanks to: love0vs0hate - For a whole bunch of monster descriptions.
    
    thanks to: Nintendo for hunter ability information.
    
    thanks to: X-ProwL for stat growth.
    
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    For information on the growth of monster in your monster bank, check the
    "mechanics faq"