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*Golden Sun: The Lost Age                   *
*"Hidden Item Guide " by bbbbrain2000       *
*Brayden McLean:                            *
*E-mail - bbbbrain2000@gmail.com            *
*Version: *Final*                           *
*Written: June-September2003                *
*Finished: 29 September 2003                *
*Last Updated: 29 September 2005            *
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====HIDDEN ITEM LOCATIONS IN TOWNS====
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                and
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==========BEST ITEMS GUIDE============
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---1---Table of contents---1---
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Section 1:Table of Contents
 -(You're reading it)
Section 2:Version info
Section 3:Intro
 -a.-About Myself
 -b.-Why I wrote this guide
 -c.-Thanks
Section 4:Guide
 -a.Venus Lighthouse
 -b.Dalia
 -c.Madra
 -d.Mikasalla
 -e.Garoh
 -f.Alhafra
 -g.Naribwe
 -h.Kibombo
 -i.Your ship
 -j.N Osenia Islet
 -k.Apojii Islands
 -l.Sea of Time islet
 -m.Izumo
 -n.W Indra Islet
 -o.Champa
 -p.E Tundaria Islet
 -q.SE Angara Islet
 -r.Yallam
 -s.Shaman Village
 -t.Atteka Islet
 -u.Contigo
 -v.Gondowan settlement
 -w.Loho
 -x.Kalt Island
 -y.Prox
 -z.Lemaria & Other
Section 5:Best Items
 -a.Intro (a note on RNG methods and a legend)
 -b.Right Hand (Weapons)
 -c.Heads      (Helmets)
 -d.Left Hand  (Shields)
 -e.Torso      (Armour)
 -f.Shirts
 -g.Boots
 -h.Rings
 -i.Items
Section 6:My Characters
Section 7:Legal Junk
 -a.Copyright
 -b.Authorizations
 -c.Credits & Thanks
 -d.Contact Details
 -e.Conclution

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Version 0.8: Wrote main body text-from Mikasalla to Prox
July - September

Version 0.9: Turned into presentable document ie. Table of contents, intro etc.
21 September 2003

Version 0.95 Wrote Weapon/Armour Guide.
23-24 September 2003

Version 0.99 Filled in Venus Lighthouse to Madra
26,29 September 2003

Version 1.0 Finished!!! Checked and posted on www.gamefaqs.com
Monday 29 September 2003 at 12:51 PM

Version 1.05 Posted on www.ign.com - Updated GameFAQs
Wednesday 1 October 2003

Version 1.2 Finished 'Best Item Guide' Added 'My Characters' Added some items.
Tuesday 7-14 October 2003

Version 1.2 Updated on www.ign.com and www.gamefaqs.com Word count: 2400
Wednesday 15 October 2003

Version 1.2 Posted on www.neoseeker.com - Updated GameFAQs and IGN
Friday 17 October 2003

Version 1.25 Added more to My Characters section.
Friday 24 October 2003

Version 2.5 Added Gloria Helm. Added some 'best item' locations.Word count:2547
Saturday 29 November 2003

Version 3.0 Revisited this guide 1-year-on and updated some fans' concerns
Happy first birthday to the guide!!
Wednesday 29 September 2004

Version *Final*: (Two years later, I am making my last update, I will no longer
be adding any more items or updating my guide any further after today.) 
Added information emailed to my by fans, updated 'best items', updated 'my 
characters', created conclusion, fixed a ton of spelling. Finished! 
Line Count: 600
Word Count: 3079
Character Count: 19,315
Size: 20kb

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---3---Intro---3---
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 -a. Hi everyone, first of all thanks for reading my guide. It is my first and
quite possibly my last. My name is Brayden and I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I like Astronomy, reading, snow skiing, and video games.

 -b. I wrote the main section of this because in the GS1 walkthrough I used, it
said where all the hidden items were but unfortunately none of the GS2
walkthroughs I could find did. I don't know why but I just typed it up whenever
I found an item and then I just decided to turn it into a guide to help
everyone else. I only included the items in towns, not in dungeons, or other
non-town places.(With the possible exception of Venus lighthouse)

If you don't understand something, notice an item that you think should go in
the 'best item guide', see a spelling error, notice an item I've missed from a
town, have a question (see conclusion), or if you just want to say what a 
great guide this is then e-mail me on bbbbrain2000@gmail.com

 -c. Thanks to DarthMarth
For his/her info which I used in creating this Guide. Also a big thanks to
them for a fabulous Walkthrough which helped me throughout the game.

     Thanks to Astral fire
For their favourite weapons which helped me start my best item guide.

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---4---Guide---4---
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Here it is, the main body of the guide. Enjoy.

 -a. VENUS LIGHTHOUSE:
Herb in chest. It is visible from the second last room.


 -b. DALIA:
Smoke bomb in barrel south west of inn.
Sleep bomb in barrel just inside inn door.
Herb in jar North of North east house.
12 coins in jar in North east house.
3 coins in jar in house north of item shop.
Psy Crystal in puddle(After puddles drain)

 -c. MADRA:
Antidote in wooden box just above east most house.
Smoke bomb in barrel in east most house.
Sleep bomb in jar on top floor of inn.
Nurses cap in chest. Exit top floor of inn and walk over the shops.
15 coins in box in Elder's house.
Elixir in jar in door behind item shop.


 -d. MIKASALLA:
Elixir in barrel below first house.
Herb in green pot in first house.
Lucky pepper in box in inn.
Nut in box outside south west house.(near sheep)
82 Coins in chest. Climb halfway up watchtower and jump to ledge on right,
then head north.


 -e. Ghoroh:
Smoke bomb in barrel outside inn.
Nut in barrel outside old mans hose (above/left of sanctum)
Sleep bomb in old mans house


 -f. Alhafra:
Apple in water filled jar on top floor of inn.
Elixir in barrel. Second room of the first house north of you when you walk in.
Sleep bomb in jar outside Alhafran cave door.
Psy Crystal in chest in circle of gravestones. (use reveal)
32 coins in box right of Mayor's mansion.
Smoke bomb in jar above 4 boxes on the wharf.
7 coins in water filled jug in mayor's mansion(lower right room).
Power Bread in jar in Brig's cell. Feed bun to boy(After ship)


 -g. Naribwe:
Elixir in pot outside weapons shop.
18 coins in green pot in house north west of fire.
Unicorn ring in chest in circle of totem poles.(use reveal)


 -h. Kibombo:
Luck pepper in jar outside house North west of weapon shop.


 -i. Your ship:
Outside where you get the ship there is a box containing a cookie(freeze water)
Elixir in bottom barrel in south west corner of first room.
Potion in chest in second room.(use frost on jelly puddle)
Mist potion in chest in room that you fight aquahydra in.(use parch on water)
Antidote in box in one of the squid rooms.
Oil Drop inside jar in hydra room (unconfirmed) (Thanks to Zack Woodruff)
(Note: To re-enter your ship after you have the wings, dock your ship
in Atteka inlet or Lemauria)


 -j. N Osenia Islet:
Lucky Medal in barrel on west wall of first house.


 -k. Apojii Islands:
32 coins in barrel in small house to the east of weapons shop.
182 coins in jar out side house south of inn.

Mint under grass(use cyclone)from the tear drop, walk 5 squares S, 14 east
(where the man is), then south 7. The mint is under the grass.

Bramble Seed under farthest east clump of grass on the second screen 
(confirmed) (Thanks to Zack Woodruff, and Pekka Valtoen)

Herb in clump of grass below Tear Drop (unconfirmed) (Thanks to Zack W)


 -l. Sea of Time islet:
Lucky medal in barrel left of house.


 -m. Izumo:
Festival Coat in wooden box behind old man in south east house.
Elixir in jar outside large house.
Water of life in jar. Jump across river and head north.
-Lucky medal in grass below biggest house.(unconfirmed) (Zack W)
-Smoke bomb in vase in eastern most house.(unconfirmed) (Zack W)
-Two antidotes in clump of grass southeast of town.(unconfirmed) (Zack W)



 -n. W Indra Islet:
Lucky Medal in barrel on dock right of ship


 -o. Champa:
Viking helm in chest in graveyard.(use reveal)
12 coins in box south of sanctum.
Sleep bomb in barrel in right hand bedroom on 1st level of cave.
Lucky medal in jar outside 3rd level of cave.
Smoke Bomb in box outside house across tightrope.


 -p. E Tundaria Islet:
Lucky medal in blue jar in house.


 -q. SE Angara Islet:
Lucky Medal in box on deck east of entrance.


 -r. Yallam:
16 coins in jar next to inn.
Elixir in wooden box in inn.
-Antidote in grass on top of the big dirt mound in the middle of the the town.
-Nut under grass on the right of the fence as you enter the town.
(unconfirmed) (Zack W)


 -s. Shaman Village:
Elixir in jar in right hand room on lower floor of inn.
Weasel claw in barrel on lower floor of chiefs house.
Lucky medal in jar on roof of east house.
Lucky pepper in jar in fortune tellers tend on right screen.


 -t. Atteka Islet:
Vial in chest. Climb ladder left of house and cross ledge to the right.


 -u. Contigo:
Power Bread in barrel next to sanctum.


 -v. Gondowan settlement:
Lucky medal in gravestone in centre of graveyard.
Star dust in chest under ground under western most tuff of grass.


 -w. Loho:
Crystal powder in barrel below house south of the wall.
Golum core in dirt north of wall.(dig)(you need to destroy the wall first)
Another golem core under rock north of wall.(lift and dig)(" " " " " " ")
Mithril silver in dirt southwest of wall.(dig) (" " " " " " ")


 -x. Kalt Island:
Apple in tree.(use catch when standing next to the fence)


 -y. Prox:
Potion in green jar underneath inn.
Cookie in jar below inn.
Sacred feather in box underneath northern house.
Dark matter in snow east of igloo.(lift rock)


 -z. Lemuria and other places:
-Below the farthest eastern house use growth on the plant. Then 
Climb down and walk south until you are below the cow . Use cyclone on the 
clump of grass and get a Hard Nut. (unconfirmed) (Zack W)

Almost anywhere in the game interesting items can be dug up. Particuarly 
near butterflies, or in lemuria. Thanks to everyone who pointed this out.


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 -a. INTRO

NOTE: INFORMATION IN THIS SECTION DEPENDS ON YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF "RNG" 
METHODS, IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT A "RNG" IS, VISIT LINK KIRBYS ARTICLE
at http://db.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbadvance/file/golden_sun_2_random.txt
I removed all cursed items from my guide because then RNGs do not work and
you need RNGs to get some of the best items.

Note2: This table is pretty hard to understand. I still get confused even
though I wrote it!The legend provided should make it a bit easier to understand

Legend:
Note: In weapons, the element refers to the type of unleash.

^V^ = (Venus)     ch =(Critical Hits%)     / = (Element Resistance)
^J^ = (Jupiter)   pp =(Power-Points/Magic) X = (Element Power)
^M^ = (Mars)      L  =(Luck)               hp= (Hit Points[may be recovery])
^Me^ =(Mercury)   Ag =(Agility)            A = (Attack)

'*Oriclion* 15%' means that the item is forged from oriclion. The chance of
forging it is 15%

In the weapons the first number is the attack, and the rest relates
to the unleash.

In the armour the first number is the defence, and the rest is other
stat changes.

So, If it says:
Superdupershiny shield     70+ag100+ch75%+hp50+^J^X50+^M^/60

That translates into:
Superdupershiny shield adds 70 more defence, 100 more agility, a 75% increased
critical hit factor, 50 extra hp, 50 more Jupiter power and 60 more 
Mars Resistance to your character.(Wow, that would be a good shield!)

Try to get the best possible items for your characters, and if you can't then
go for the second best. Use cursed items or items not on the list only as a
LAST RESORT!!!

Got that?...Well anyway here are the items, in order from best to very good:

 -b. Right Hand:
1st Sol Blade          200 ^V^  Does 3X normal attack
2nd Excalibur          180 ^J^  May do 1X or 3X damage        *Orihalcon* 5%
3rd Tisiphone Edge     178 ^V^  May do 1X,2X, or 3X damage (possibly more X)
4th Fire Brand         176 ^M^  May inflict "Sleep"
5th Lachesis' Rule     177 ^J^ "May inflict countdown"
6th Levatine           173 ^M^ "May pierce 50% of targets defence" *Mith* 10%
7th Atropos' Rod       169 ^M^ "May down target"
8th Nebula Wand        165 ^Me^"May restore 10% of inflicted damage as pp" *O*
9th Masamune           161 ^Me^ May do 1X or 2X damage


 -c. Heads:
1st Gloria Helm        49+hp(recovery)10
1nd Alastor's Hood     47
2rd Beserker Band      46+A15
3th Millennium Helm    45+20hp                    *Orihalcon* 20%
4TH Mythril Helm       44+ch12%                   *Mythril Silver* 15%
5TH Dragon Helm        42+^M^/20+^Me^/20          *Dragon skin* 25%
6TH Crown of Glory     40+pp8
7th Floating Hat       34+LX1.2                   *Sylph feather* 25%
8th Psychic Circlet    39+pp12                    *Mythril Silver* 15%
9th Brilliant Circlet  36+L10
10th Warriors Helm     35+^V^X10
11th Jewelled Clown    35+L5
12th Thorn Crown       28+A8
13th Ninja Hood        28+Ag20
14th Masks


 -d. Left Hand:
1st Cosmos Shield      49+^Me,V,M,J^/20           *Orihalcon* 15%
2nd Riot Gloves        45+A15 +ch20%
3rd Big Bang Gloves    47+^M^X40                  *Orihalcon* 15%
4th Mythril Armlet     46+ch10%                   *Mythril Silver* 20%
5th Flame Shield       44+^M^/60                  *Salamanda Tail* 25%
6th Titan's Gloves     43+hp30                    *Golem Core* 25%
7th Aerial Gloves      37+Ag30+^J^X20             *Sylph feather* 25%
8th Leda's Bracelet    38+^J^X30
9th Mirrored Shield    39
9th Clear Bracelet     32+^Me^X25
10th Fujin Shield      23+^J^/50

 -e. Body:
1st Valkyrie Mail      53+ch20%
2nd Mythril Clothes    49+ch15%                   *Mythril Silver* 20%
3rd Xylion Armour      50+A12                     *Orihalcon* 20%
4th Mysterious Robe    48+hp20+pp10
5th Iris Robe          47+L15+^M^/30+pp12
6th Chronos Mail       47+hp20                    *Golem Core* 30%
7th Triton's Ward      47+^M^X30+^M^/30
8th Aeolian Cassock    46+^J^X15+J/50
9th Erinyes Tunic      45+A5+ch10%
10th Oracles Robes     43+HP(recovery)10+^Me^40
11th Ardagh Robe       44+^M^X20+^M^/40           *Salamanda Tail* 25%
12th Dragon Scales     44+^Me,M^/15
13th Dragon mail       44+^Me,M^/15               *Dragon skin* 20%
14th Storm Gear        42+^J,M,Me^/30
15th Muni Robe         39+HP(recovery)10
16th Phantasmal Armour 38+L7
17th Planet Armour     36+^J^X10                  *Stardust* 20%

 -f. Shirts:
1st Golden Shirt       12+hp10
2nd Mythril Shirt      10+hp5
3rd Silk Shirt         6+L1
4th Running Shirt      1+Ag15

 -g. Boots:
1st Golden Boots       15+ag30
2nd Dragon Boots       13+^V,M,Me^/10             *Dragon skin* 15%
3rd Hyper Boots        4+ch12%
4th Quick boots        4+Ag20

 -h. Rings:
1st Guardian Ring      4+hp20
2nd Golden Ring
2nd Cleric's Ring      (only use if you have a cursed member in your party,
                       though you shouldn't as none of the items I have listed
                       here are cursed.) When using cursed item(even when using
                       this ring) RNG methods do not work! (And you need RNG's
                       to get some of these items!!!)
3rd All other rings

 -i. Also, some useful items to have in battle are:
1 Mist Potion (lots)
2 Potion
3 Water of Life
4 Elixir
5 Antidote
6 Psy Crystal

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This is the layout of my characters. I have included their weapons, and armour.
Their class and djini was supposed to be included but unfortunately my game was
stolen. The numbers indicate the placing in the ratings sheet above. The lower 
the total number, the better. I have listed them in my favourite order.

1 Isaac: Sol Blade(1), Millennium helm(3), riot gloves(2), valkri mail(1),
Mithril shirt(2) Golden boots(1)
(Clerics ring)
Total = 10

2 Felix: Excalibur(2), Millinenium helm(3), cosmos shield(1),xylon armour(3),
Golden shirt(1), Dragon boots(2)
(Guardian ring, Trident, Mithril bag, Grind stone)
Total = 12

3 Garet: Fire Brand(4), Millennium helm(3), riot gloves(2), Chronos Mail(6)
Mithril shirt(2), Dragon Boots(2)
(Fairy ring)
Total = 19

4 Piers: Excalibur(2), Millennium Helm(3), Riot gloves(2), Chronos Mail(6)
Mithril Shirt(2), Hyper boots(3)
(Unicorn ring)
Total = 18

5 Jenna: Tisiphone Edge(3), Alastor Hood(1), Riot Gloves(2), mithril cloths(2),
Silk shirt(3), Hyper boots(3)
(war Ring)
Total = 14

6 Sheeba: Lachesis Rule(5), Beserker Band(2), Riot Gloves(2), mithril cloths(2)
Silk Shirt(3), Quick boots(4)
(Hover Jade, Burst Brooch, Cyclone chip, scoop bit, tremor bit, catch beads,
Pound cube, lash pebble)
Total = 18

7 Ivan: Tisiphone Edge(3), Beserker Band(2), Riot Gloves(2), Mysterious robe(4)
Running shirt(3), Quick Boots(3).
Total = 17

8 Mia: Lachesis Rule(5), Beserker Band(2), Riot Gloves(2), Iris Robe(5),
Running Shirt(3), Quick boots(3).
(Teleport Lapis, Carry Stone, Cloak ball, Halt Gem, Lifting gem, frost Jewel,
Douse drop, Orb of Force)
Total = 20

Side Note:
Also, Wade Phillips emailed me and believes that by putting Hyper boots and
mithril helm on Issac, along with the rest of my setup, then every single
item on him gives extra critical hit%, which lets Issac cast Meggido 99% of 
the time. This would give Issac a score of 14 under my system, and less 
defence points, but Wade believes that this is still worth it due to Megiddo
hitting every time. Thank you Wade for this information.

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All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

Copyright 2003-2005 Brayden McLean aka bbbbrain2000 (bbbbrain2000@gmail.com)

I authorize this guide to be posted on the following sites:

www.gamefaqs.com
www.ign.com
www.neoseeker.com
some other sites that aren't worth naming here

If you wish to have this guide posted on your site then just e-mail me, I will
gladly put it on anyone's site as long as they ask me first.

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
publicly without my permission. Use of this guide on any other
web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a
violation of copyright. I have the permission to order this guide taken off
any and/or all websites even if I have given previous permission.

And no saying you wrote this :P

Items in quotation marks are quotes taken directly from darthmarch's guide

Thanks to the following people who have emailed me in the year since my guide
came out on the internet. Your support and contributions corrected many errors
in my guide:

-Zack Woodruff
-Brian Hettinger
-Penny
-Nola Savage
-Eric Lee
-DarkArtist1
-Ashley
-Bobby Joe Bonjukian
-shaun holland 
-Micah Sidebottom
-BobRat700
-Nathan Brown 
-Kathleen Riley 
-pearl Ting 
-Ken Nim
-Gundamj2d 
-Pekka Valtoen
-Rey Rollorata
-Wade Phillips
-Sean Barr
-ps2gameboy45

Also, I have had many e-mails over the last 2 years from people who are stuck
in parts of the game and need help, please don't email me, I only played this
game through once and after two years do not remember all the details. If you
have a problem in the game, read one of the other fantastic walkthroughs 
posted on GameFAQs, they will be able to help you better than I can.

If you don't understand something, notice an item that you think should go in
the 'best item guide', see a spelling error, notice an item I've missed from a
town, have a question (after reading above paragraph), or if you just want to 
say what a great guide this is then e-mail me at bbbbrain2000@gmail.com

This guide is now retired, no more updates will be posted. Thanks for reading,
and for all your support over the past two years. Bye for now. 

Researched, comprised, written and published by
Brayden McLean