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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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