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Boktai Gun Parts FAQ by MechHunter330
Version 1.02
Date Created: March 14, 2004
Last Updated: March 17, 2004
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Version History

4/1/04: Version 1.02 - corrected info on the Stun grade under the Frames
section, edited the Lenses' levels note, added a minor note on the Infinite 
Battery, and added all other notes to the Table of Contents

3/17/04: Version 1.01 - changed the notes for the Pineapple Grenade and Chaos
Battery to "Special Note" sections within the in-depth description, added a 
"Big Note..." section to "Chapter IV. Gun Batteries" explaining a method for 
getting the Pink Solar Tree for the Astro and Chaos Batteries

3/16/04: Version 1.00 - added a "Handy Dandy" Frame Reference Guide, added 
Dagger frame location, added Swordmaster location

3/14/04: Version 0.99 - first version of this FAQ, missing the actual Infinite 
Battery, Swordmaster frame location, and the Dagger frame location
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"Handy Dandy" Frame Reference Guide

***Note: Use this Guide only for simple frame locating. The locations listed
below are more descriptive and tell you in what part of the dungeon.***

Fighter        ---   E       Start Out With It
Knight          E    E       Fog Castle
Crusader        C    D       Remaining Tower
Dragoon         A    C       Azure Sky Tower: Sol Emblem
Fencer          C   ---      Deserted Arsenal
Swordsman       B   ---      Forgotten Tomb
Swordmaster     A   ---      Water Demon's Cage
Samurai         S   ---      Azure Sky Tower: Flame Emblem
Axel            D   ---      Small Cave
Vortex          C   ---      Suffering House
Tornado         B   ---      Valley of Ice
Tempest         A   ---      Azure Sky Tower: Cloud Emblem
Spear           B    C       Ancient Forest
Lance           A    B       Crumbling Mine
Javelin         S    A       Abyss
Phalanx         S    S       Azure Sky Tower: Earth Emblem
Knife           D    E       Ruined Cemetary
Dagger          C    E       Scar of the Land
Gradius         B    D       Fallen Devil Castle
Juggler         C    C       Fire Dragon's Grave
Wizard          B    D       1000 Link Battle Points
Stalker         C    C       Azure Sky Tower: Dark Emblem
Beatmania       E    E       Catacombs
Guardian        B   ---      Azure Sky Tower: Very Top Floor
Phantom         S    S       Beat Game Twice
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Table Of Contents

I. Explanation

II. Gun Lenses
- Note...
- Sol Lens
- Luna Lens
- Flame Lens
- Frost Lens
- Cloud Lens
- Earth Lens
- Dark Lens
- Star Lens

III. Gun Frames
- Note...
- Fighter
- Knight
- Crusader
- Dragoon
- Fencer
- Swordsman
- Swordmaster
- Samurai
- Axel
- Vortex
- Tornado
- Tempest
- Spear
- Lance
- Javelin
- Phalanx
- Knife
- Dagger
- Gradius
- Calamity
- Juggler
- Wizard
- Stalker
- Beatmania
- Guardian
- Phantom

Chapter IV. Gun Batteries
- Single
- Double
- Triple
- Quad
- Quint
- Chaos
- Astro
- Infinite
- Minor Note...
- Big Note...

Chapter V. Gun Grenades
- No Grenade
- Bomb
- Pineapple
- Rising Sun
- Flash
- Scan
- Change
- Nightmare

Chapter VI. Comments/Contact

Chapter VII. Special Thanks

Chapter VIII. Final Words
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Chapter I. Explanation

In the game of Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand, the main character's main 
weapon is the legendary Gun Del Sol, inherited from his father. The weapon is 
a gun that uses sunlight/solar energy as ammunition. It is also extremely
customizable. There are four different types of Gun Part: the lens, the frame,
the battery, and the grenade. The lens changes the type of elemental attack
the weapon uses, for example: Flame and Frost; lenses level up when a certain 
amount of enemies are killed while it has been attached. The frame changes the 
type of discharge the weapon launches, like a shot or spray. The battery 
changes the amount of ammunition the weapon can carry and launch without 
charging the weapon with actual sunlight. The grenade is the type of subweapon 
used to carry out a special effect, or dish out some extra heavy damage.
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Chapter II. Gun Lenses

***Note: The lenses grow more powerful and the spray (Knight/Crusader/Dragoon) 
becomes wider as the lens goes up, except for the Star Lens. The Star Lens's 
level increases allow for more sunlight to be collected for the Solar 
Station. The Luna Lens also gains a special ability on level III.***

Sol Lens:
Game Description: "Lens of the Sun. Purifies Undead."
Properties: This lens does more damage than any other lens agains normal boks.
Element: Sun
Found: You start out with it
Shot/Spray Color: Yellow

Luna Lens:
Game Description: "Lens of the Moon. Uses no energy but..."
Properties: This lens uses no energy, but does no damage. It can push enemies, 
and stuns on level three. On level three, the description changes from "but" to
"and."
Element: Moon
Found: In Bloodrust Mansion, in the first screen in a cutscene
Shot/Spray Color: Pale Grey

Flame Lens:
Game Description: "Fire lens. Melts away icy enemies."
Properties: This lens does heavy damage against chillboks and ice golems, and
sets mummies on fire, but does nearly no damage against burnboks. This lens 
destroys wooden blocks and ice blocks.
Element: Fire
Found: In Firetop Mountain, after defeating Muspell in the Pile Driver
Shot/Spray Color: Red

Frost Lens: 
Game Description: "Ice lens. Extinguishes fiery enemies."
Properties: This lens does heavy damage against burnboks, but nearly none 
against chillboks and ice golems. This lens destroys fireballs and lavapits.
Element: Ice
Found: In Permafrost, after defeating Garmr in the Pile Driver
Shot/Spray Color: Blue

Cloud Lens:
Game Description: "Wind lens. Can destroy blocks."
Properties: This lens makes Cockatrices glow, which means extra damage. This 
lens also does extra damage against golems, but less against boks. This lens 
destroys all blocks.
Element: Wind
Found: In Dark Castle, right behind the stairs, near where you first enter
Shot/Spray Color: Grey-like Purple

Earth Lens: 
Game Description: "Lens of the Earth. Heals Plants."
Properties: This makes golems have splotches of green on them, which means 
more damage. This lens grows solar plant ramps.
Element: Earth
Found: In a "TRAP!!!" battle in Sol City
Shot/Spray Color: Green

Dark Lens: 
Game Description: "Lens of Darkness. Dark Gun parts."
Properties: This does extreme damage against all enemies, except normal boks 
and Steps which are unaffected by it. This lens can only be used with the Chaos
Battery and Phantom Frame.
Element: Darkness
Found: Beat the game once
Shot/Spray Color: Red-like Black

Star Lens:
Game Description: "Stores energy in the Solar Station."
Properties: This lens greatly increases the rate of sols the Solar Station 
collects. It has no shot or spray.
Element: N/A
Found: In the "TRAP!!!" battle at the end of Gate of the Dead
Shot/Spray Color: N/A
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Chapter III: Gun Frames

***Note: The stun grade represents how many shots it takes to stun an enemy 
in the front, but if the stun grade is too low (for example: the Crusader's
D Stun against a Red Bok), the enemy will simply turn around and discover
you. Be cautious when using underpowered weapons.***

Fighter:
Attack: - / Stun: E
Found: You start out with it
Type: N/A (This weapon is part of the Multi-Shot type, but it doesn't fire a 
spray)

Knight:
Attack: E / Stun: E
Found: Near a stairs in Fog Castle
Type: Multi-Shot, fires shot and spray

Crusader:
Attack: C / Stun: D
Found: Near the bottom of the large elevator in Remaining Tower
Type: Multi-Shot, fires shot and spray

Dragoon: 
Attack: A / Stun: C
Found: In Azure Sky Tower, for having the Sol Emblem
Type: Multi-Shot, fires shot and spray

Fencer:
Attack: C / Stun: -
Found: Near the large stairs at the beginning of Deserted Arsenal
Type: Sword-Spray, fires a lightsaber-like spray

Swordsman:
Attack: B / Stun: -
Found: In an underground room in Forgotten Tomb
Type: Sword-Spray, fires a lightsaber-like spray

Swordmaster:
Attack: A / Stun: -
Found: In a "Solar Path" guarded treasure room in Water Demon's Cage
Type: Sword-Spray, fires a lightsaber-like spray

Samurai:
Attack: S / Stun: -
Found: In Azure Sky Tower, for having the Flame Emblem
Type: Sword-Spray, fires a lightsaber-like spray

Axel:
Attack: D / Stun: -
Found: At the end of the eastern path out of the largest room in the Small Cave
Type: Rotating Spray, fires a wide circular-spray

Vortex:
Attack: C / Stun: -
Found: In a small room near a lot of Steps in Suffering House
Type: Rotating Spray, fires a wide circular-spray

Tornado:
Attack: B / Stun: -
Found: At the end of the western path out of the first room in Valley of Ice
Type: Rotating Spray, fires a wide circular-spray

Tempest:
Attack: A / Stun: -
Found: In Azure Sky Tower, for having the Cloud Emblem
Type: Rotating Spray, fires a wide circular-spray

Spear: 
Attack: B / Stun: C
Found: In a small room outside of a hall-like area with two clay golems
Type: Powerful Shot, fires a powerful shot in a wide spread

Lance:
Attack: A / Stun: B
Found: By solving a skylight puzzle in Crumbling Mine
Type: Powerful Shot, fires a powerful shot in a wide spread

Javelin:
Attack: S / Stun: A
Found: In the room after the "TRAP!!!" battle in the Abyss
Type: Powerful Shot, fires a powerful shot in a wide spread

Phalanx:
Attack: S / Stun: S
Found: In Azure Sky Tower, for having the Earth Emblem
Type: Powerful Shot, fires a powerful shot in a wide spread

Knife:
Attack: D / Stun: E
Found: In an underground room in Ruined Cemetary
Type: Rapid Fire, fires shots in three-shot bursts

Dagger:
Attack: C / Stun: E
Found: Behind some fireballs in Scar of the Land
Type: Rapid Fire, fires shots in three-shot bursts

Gradius:
Attack: B / Stun: D
Found: In a small room with three Red Ghouls in Fallen Devil Castle
Type: Rapid Fire, fires shots in three-shot bursts

Calamity:
Attack: A / Stun: D
Found: In Azure Sky Tower, for having the Frost Emblem
Type: Rapid Fire, fires shots in three-shot bursts

Juggler:
Attack: C / Stun: C
Found: After a weight-switch puzzle in Fire Dragon's Grave
Type: Special-Type, fires bouncing shots

Wizard:
Attack: B / Stun: D
Found: For getting 1000 Link Battle Points
Type: Special-Type, fires three shots in a spread

Stalker:
Attack: C / Stun: C
Found: In Azure Sky Tower, for having the Dark Emblem
Type: Special-Type, fires homing shots

Beatmania:
Attack: E / Stun: E
Found: In a room in Catacombs
Type: Special-Type, fires a shot that makes a sound if it hits a wall

Guardian:
Attack: B / Stun: -
Found: In Azure Sky Tower, for defeating the Silvery White Knight
Type: Special-Type, fires a sword-spray shaped shot that changes into a wide 
spray if the B button is pressed again before the shot has moved out of range

Phantom:
Attack: S / Stun: S
Found: Beat the game twice
Type: Special-Type, fires shot and spray, can only be used with Dark Lens and 
Chaos Battery
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Chapter IV: Gun Batteries

Single:
Capacity: One Tank
Found: You start out with it

Double: 
Capacity: Two Tanks
Found: You start out with it on Easy, found in the block puzzle in Bloodrust 
Mansion in the other difficulties

Triple: 
Capacity: Three Tanks
Found: After a block puzzle in Stench Forest

Quad:
Capacity: Four Tanks
Found: In a room with a lot of pitfalls in Sol City

Quint:
Capacity: Five Tanks
Found: Above a stairs after the dark seals in Dark Castle

Chaos:
Capacity: Five Tanks
Found: Beat the game with a good rank and the Pink Solar Tree
Special Note: The Chaos can only be used with the Dark Lens and Phantom Frame

Astro:
Capacity: Uses energy from the Solar Station
Found: By looking at the Solar Tree at night with the Star Card

Infinite:
Capacity: Infinite
Found: Beat the game with S Rank on Hard with the Pink Solar Tree, but I 
haven't done this yet...

***Minor Note: I have beaten the game on Hard with the S Rank and Pink Solar
Tree. Unfortunately, I did not get the Infinite Battery. I believe this is
because either the method is not correct, or that the Continue I used in Sol 
City cost me my prize. Any more info on this subject is appreciated.***

***Big Note: In my experience, and many other's, the Pink Solar Tree is 
obtained by collecting 1500 Sols (my theory is 1400-1700). Sols are 
combination of energy received from the sun to the gun (not by pressing A), and
energy naturally collected by the Solar Station/Solar Tree (also part of my 
theory, the Solar Tree collects energy like the Solar Stations from the sun, 
but this energy can't be accessed). This is my theory, and it has yet been 
proven wrong.***
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Chapter V: Gun Grenades

No Grenade:
Effect: Disables the grenade system

Bomb:
Effect: Does heavy fire damage; fires over walls one block high

Pineapple:
Effect: Creates a powerful solar explosion, depending on the ammount of 
sunlight collected; fires over walls one block high
Special Note: The Pineapple Grenade is found by planting a Revivafruit with a 
Bad Pumpkin

Rising Sun:
Effect: Creates an artificial four blocks of sunlight for a short period of 
time; fires into the air

Flash:
Effect: Stuns all enemies in the area (three stars above their head); fires 
into the air

Scan:
Effect: Reveals all hidden objects for a short period of time; fires into the 
air

Change:
Effect: Changes all Klorofolun in the area into solar bugs; fires into the air

Nightmare:
Effect: Does darkness damage; fires over walls one block high
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Chapter VI: Comments/Contact

If you wish to comment on this FAQ, or simply donate information, please
e-mail me at "Geoffnola@yahoo.com" and title the e-mail "Boktai FAQ." All
information received via e-mail will get all due credit to the submitter.
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Chapter VII: Special Thanks

Konami Computer Entertainment Japan - for creating the wonderful game

Hideo Kojima - for truly pushing the video-gaming industry to new heights

The entire Boktai playing community - for inspiring me to create this FAQ

Marc R. - for giving me this game as a gift

Sam R. - for helping me get the Wizard frame
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Chapter VIII: Final Words

This FAQ is copyright (c) 2004 by Geoffrey Liu.

This FAQ has been made by MechHunter330, a.k.a. Geoffrey Liu, who can be
reached at Geoffnola@yahoo.com. One may not modify this FAQ and call it one's 
own, and one may not use this FAQ for money making purposes.

This FAQ is not to be used anywhere or on anything other than the following 
sites, without first asking permission at the above address:
gamefaqs.com
gamespot.com

I am in no way affiliated with Konami, except that I own one of their games. I
am also in no way affiliated with anyone who worked in the creation of this
game, or anyone who works for Konami in particular. I am only distributing 
information on their game's "Gun Del Sol" and "Dark Gun" parts to gamers of 
Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand.
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