Boktai Efficient Gardening Guide
Gameboy Advance
By Skygor
August 2010


I.  Introduction
II.  Gardening
III.  Recipes
IV.  Fruits
V.  Conclusion


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I.  Introduction
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   Purpose
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The purpose of this guide is to explain how to grow different Solar Fruits in
Boktai.  The unique aspects of this guide are:
  1.  Lists recipes by the fruit desired.
  2.  Removes duplicate and unnecessary recipes.
  3.  Lists Solar unites for fruits and weapons.

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   Unites
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1 Solar Unit (su) = 1 bar width of the Gun del a Sol
1 Solar Nut = 2 su
1 Battery = 8 su

* All measurements given are in 0 su sunlight for the duration of the growing.
* All measurements are until the Solar Fruit grows leaves, which is a little
     more than 50% of the growing time required.
* All measurements are within 1 su.

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II.  Gardening
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Early in the game Django will gain access to the Solar Tree and can use it to
plant fruits.  Two Solar Fruits can be combined in one of the hollows to grow
another Solar Fruit.  Solar Fruits are grown by exposing them to sunlight.
The more sunlight the faster it grows.  Sunlight can be manually added by with
the Gun del la Sol.  Only gun frames that produce a spread can be used.


* Sun and Earth frame add su.
* Sun and Earth give the same amount of su if their levels are the same.
* Fire and Frost frame damage the plant.  Which yields a Rotten Nut.
* Dark frame removes su.


Here are the number of Solar Unites consumed to grow a Golden Apple in 0 su
sunlight.  Solar Nuts where used to recharge the Gun del a Sol.


Frame          Sun 3     Earth 3     Other conditions
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Spread E       23        23
Spread C       23        23
Sword C        15        15
Sword B        22        22
Sword A        27        27
Rotation D     20        20
Rotation C     30        30
Rotation B     40        40

Spread E       23        23          two plants
Spread C       23        23          two plants
Rotation D     20        20          constant rotation
Rotation C     30        30          constant rotation
Rotation B     40        40          constant rotation

* The weakest Sword is the best for growing a single plant.
* The weakest Rotation is multiple plants at the same time.

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III.  Recipes
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* Order of items does not matter except with the carrots.
* The 2x Carrot or Fast Carrot can be used with all items.
* Items that use more su than it produces are not included.
   * If not such recipe exists, then the minimum will be given.


Solar Fruit  su required to grow
= ingredient 1 + ingredient 2 -> sum of the ingredients' su



Green Apple  3 su
   = Redshroom    + Ice Nut      ->   9 su
   = See-All Nut  + Ice Nut      ->  10 su
   = Red Apple    + Tiptoe Nut   -> 109 su
   = Red Apple    + Bad Pumpkin  -> 317 su


Red Apple  4 su
   = Green Apple  + Empty Gourd  ->   6 su
   = Green Apple  + Solar Leaf   ->   6 su
   = Red Apple    + Empty Gourd  ->   7 su
   = Green Apple  + Flame Nut    ->   8 su
   = Green Apple  + Ice Nut      ->   8 su
   = See-All Nut  + Redshroom    ->   9 su
   = Redshroom    + Flame Nut    ->   9 su
   = Green Apple  + Banana       ->  24 su
   = Green Apple  + Blueshroom   ->  24 su
   = Red Apple    + Banana       ->  25 su
   = Green Apple  + Heal Fruit   -> 213 su


Gold Apple  15 su
   = Green Apple  + Red Apple    ->   7 su
   = Redshroom    + Empty Gourd  ->   7 su
   = Green Apple  + Solar Nut    ->  18 su
   = Banana       + Blueshroom   ->  42 su
   = Speed Nut    + Bad Pumpkin  -> 334 su


Heal Fruit  210 su
   = Green Apple  + Gold Apple   ->  18 su
   = Solar Nut    + Solar Leaf   ->  18 su
   = Red Apple    + Solar Nut    ->  19 su
   = Gold Apple   + Flame Nut    ->  20 su
   = See-All Nut  + Blueshroom   ->  26 su
   = Gold Apple   + Banana       ->  36 su
   = Green Apple  + Bearnut      -> 213 su
   = Red Apple    + Bearnut      -> 214 su
   = Banana       + Bearnut      -> 231 su
   = Bearnut      + Enduranut    -> 231 su
   = Green Apple  + Bad Pumpkin  -> 316 su
   = Enduranut    + Bad Pumpkin  -> 334 su
   = Green Apple  + Revivafruit  -> 525 su
   = Solar Leaf   + Revivafruit  -> 525 su
   = Flame Nut    + Revivafruit  -> 527 su
   = Gold Apple   + Revivafruit  -> 537 su
   = Speed Nut    + Revivafruit  -> 543 su
   = Bearnut      + Revivafruit  -> 732 su


Solar Nut  15 su
   = Flame Nut    + Solar Leaf   ->   8 su
   = Flame Nut    + Ice Nut      ->  10 su
   = Green Apple  + Speed Nut    ->  24 su
   = Banana       + Evil Banana  ->  24 su
   = Red Apple    + Speed Nut    ->  25 su
   = See-All Nut  + Banana       ->  26 su
   = Banana       + Flame Nut    ->  26 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Speed Nut    -> 126 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Solar Leaf   -> 213 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Redshroom    -> 214 su
   = Speed Nut    + Bearnut      -> 231 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Bad Pumpkin  -> 418 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Bearnut      -> 420 su
   = Redshroom    + Revivafruit  -> 526 su
   = Blueshroom   + Revivafruit  -> 543 su


See-All Nut  5 su
   = Red Apple    + Solar Leaf   ->   7 su
   = Redshroom    + Enduranut    ->  25 su
   = Bearnut      + Solar Leaf   -> 213 su


Tiptoe Nut  105 su
   = Evil Banana  + Solar Leaf   ->   6 su
   = Evil Banana  + Ice Nut      ->   8 su
   = Red Apple    + Ice Nut      ->   9 su
   = Speed Nut    + Evil Banana  ->  24 su
   = Speed Nut    + Redshroom    ->  25 su
   = Blueshroom   + Ice Nut      ->  26 su
   = Speed Nut    + Banana       ->  42 su
   = Speed Nut    + Blueshroom   ->  42 su
   = Speed Nut    + Enduranut    ->  42 su


Speed Nut  21 su
   = See-All Nut  + Empty Gourd  ->   8 su
   = Red Apple    + Flame Nut    ->   9 su
   = Solar Nut    + Flame Nut    ->  20 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Flame Nut    -> 110 su
   = Solar Nut    + Tiptoe Nut   -> 120 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Empty Gourd  -> 213 su
   = Solar Nut    + Bad Pumpkin  -> 328 su
   = Evil Banana  + Revivafruit  -> 525 su
   = Banana       + Revivafruit  -> 543 su


Banana  21 su
   = Redshroom    + Solar Leaf   ->   7 su
   = Ice Nut      + Empty Gourd  ->   8 su
   = Gold Apple   + Solar Leaf   ->  18 su
   = Solar Nut    + Evil Banana  ->  18 su
   = Speed Nut    + Empty Gourd  ->  24 su
   = Solar Nut    + Speed Nut    ->  36 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Enduranut    -> 126 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Solar Nut    -> 225 su
   = Solar Nut    + Bearnut      -> 225 su
   = Solar Leaf   + Bad Pumpkin  -> 316 su
   = Gold Apple   + Bad Pumpkin  -> 328 su


Evil Banana  3 su
   = Blueshroom   + Empty Gourd  ->  24 su
   = Blueshroom   + Enduranut    ->  42 su
   = Flame Nut    + Bearnut      -> 215 su
   = Ice Nut      + Bearnut      -> 215 su
   = See-All Nut  + Bad Pumpkin  -> 318 su


Redshroom  4 su
   = Red Apple    + Blueshroom   ->  25 su
   = Gold Apple   + Speed Nut    ->  36 su
   = Gold Apple   + Blueshroom   ->  36 su
   = Solar Nut    + Banana       ->  36 su
   = Solar Nut    + Blueshroom   ->  36 su
   = Green Apple  + Tiptoe Nut   -> 108 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Blueshroom   -> 126 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Blueshroom   -> 231 su


Blueshroom  21 su
   = Empty Gourd  + Solar Leaf   ->   6 su
   = Green Apple  + Redshroom    ->   7 su
   = Red Apple    + Redshroom    ->   8 su
   = Gold Apple   + Ice Nut      ->  20 su
   = Banana       + Redshroom    ->  25 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Ice Nut      -> 110 su
   = Redshroom    + Bearnut      -> 214 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Flame Nut    -> 215 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Ice Nut      -> 215 su
   = Redshroom    + Bad Pumpkin  -> 317 su


Flame Nut  5 su
   = Ice Nut      + Solar Leaf   ->   8 su
   = Solar Nut    + See-All Nut  ->  20 su
   = Solar Nut    + Ice Nut      ->  20 su
   = Evil Banana  + Blueshroom   ->  24 su
   = Banana       + Ice Nut      ->  26 su
   = Enduranut    + Revivafruit  -> 543 su


Ice Nut  5 su
   = Evil Banana  + Flame Nut    ->   8 su
   = See-All Nut  + Flame Nut    ->  10 su
   = Blueshroom   + Flame Nut    ->  26 su
   = Flame Nut    + Enduranut    ->  26 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Solar Leaf   -> 108 su
   = Flame Nut    + Bad Pumpkin  -> 318 su
   = Blueshroom   + Bad Pumpkin  -> 334 su


Bearnut  210 su
   = Gold Apple   + Redshroom    ->  19 su
   = Red Apple    + Enduranut    ->  25 su
   = Ice Nut      + Enduranut    ->  26 su
   = Gold Apple   + Enduranut    ->  36 su
   = Solar Nut    + Enduranut    ->  36 su
   = Gold Apple   + Tiptoe Nut   -> 120 su
   = Gold Apple   + Heal Fruit   -> 225 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Banana       -> 231 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Enduranut    -> 231 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Tiptoe Nut   -> 315 su
   = Evil Banana  + Bad Pumpkin  -> 316 su
   = Ice Nut      + Bad Pumpkin  -> 318 su
   = Ice Nut      + Revivafruit  -> 527 su
   = Solar Nut    + Revivafruit  -> 537 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Revivafruit  -> 627 su


Enduranut  21 su
   = Red Apple    + Evil Banana  ->   7 su
   = Speed Nut    + Ice Nut      ->  26 su
   = See-All Nut  + Bearnut      -> 215 su
   = Blueshroom   + Bearnut      -> 231 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Bearnut      -> 315 su
   = Empty Gourd  + Bad Pumpkin  -> 316 su
   = Bearnut      + Bad Pumpkin  -> 523 su


Empty Gourd  3 su
   = See-All Nut  + Solar Leaf   ->   8 su
   = Green Apple  + Enduranut    ->  24 su
   = Speed Nut    + Solar Leaf   ->  24 su
   = Blueshroom   + Solar Leaf   ->  24 su
   = Enduranut    + Solar Leaf   ->  24 su
   = See-All Nut  + Enduranut    ->  26 su
   = Speed Nut    + Flame Nut    ->  26 su
   = See-All Nut  + Tiptoe Nut   -> 110 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Speed Nut    -> 231 su
   = See-All Nut  + Revivafruit  -> 527 su


Solar Leaf  3 su
   = See-All Nut  + Evil Banana  ->   8 su
   = Flame Nut    + Empty Gourd  ->   8 su
   = Gold Apple   + Empty Gourd  ->  18 su
   = Solar Nut    + Empty Gourd  ->  18 su
   = Solar Nut    + Redshroom    ->  19 su
   = See-All Nut  + Speed Nut    ->  26 su
   = Red Apple    + Revivafruit  -> 526 su


Bad Pumpkin  313 su
   = Banana       + Empty Gourd  ->  24 su
   = Evil Banana  + Enduranut    ->  24 su
   = Redshroom    + Blueshroom   ->  25 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Evil Banana  -> 213 su
   = Heal Fruit   + See-All Nut  -> 215 su
   = Empty Gourd  + Revivafruit  -> 525 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Revivafruit  -> 732 su


Revivafruit  522 su
   = Gold Apple   + Evil Banana  ->  18 su
   = Red Apple    + Gold Apple   ->  19 su
   = Gold Apple   + Solar Nut    ->  30 su
   = Banana       + Enduranut    ->  42 su
   = Bearnut      + Empty Gourd  -> 213 su
   = Red Apple    + Heal Fruit   -> 214 su
   = Gold Apple   + Bearnut      -> 225 su


x2 Carrot  105 su
   = Green Apple  + Evil Banana  ->   6 su
   = Evil Banana  + Empty Gourd  ->   6 su
   = Banana       + Solar Leaf   ->  24 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Banana       -> 126 su


Fast Carrot  105 su
   = Evil Banana  + Redshroom    ->   7 su
   = Green Apple  + See-All Nut  ->   8 su
   = Red Apple    + See-All Nut  ->   9 su
   = Gold Apple   + See-All Nut  ->  20 su
   = Enduranut    + Empty Gourd  ->  24 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Evil Banana  -> 108 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Empty Gourd  -> 108 su
   = Tiptoe Nut   + Redshroom    -> 109 su
   = Evil Banana  + Bearnut      -> 213 su
   = Banana       + Bad Pumpkin  -> 334 su
   = Heal Fruit   + Bad Pumpkin  -> 523 su


Pineapple  15 su
   = Bad Pumpkin  + Revivafruit  -> 835 su



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IV.  Solar Fruit
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Since no one has yet to do this.  Here is an actual list of the items and what
they do.

Green Apple     3 su
Heals 1 unite of health.

Red Apple       4 su
Heals 2 unites of health.

Gold Apple     15 su
Heals 4 unites of health.

Heal Fruit    210 su
Heals all health.

Solar Nut      15 su
Restores 2 su to the Gun del la Sol.

See-All Nut     5 su
Reveals hidden chests, solar bamboo shoots, and makes all enemies glow.

Tiptoe Nut    105 su
Makes footsteps silent such as in puddles or grates.

Speed Nut      21 su
Increases walking speed.

Banana         21 su
Increases speed at pushing blocks.

EvilBanana      3 su
Increases speed at pushing blocks and drains Django's health over time.

Redshroom       4 su
Shrink Django down to fit into small air vents.

Blueshroom     21 su
Makes Django invisible.  Still attracts monsters by noise.

Flame Nut       5 su
Reduces damage from fire.  Cannot be set on fire.

Ice Nut         5 su
Reduces damage from ice.  Cannot be frozen.

Bearnut       210 su
All attacks deal zero damage.

Enduranut      21 su
Reduces damage from physical attacks and 'folun to zero.  Django can still be
damaged by being on fire, frozen, etc.

Empty Gourd     3 su
Warps Django to the dungeon entrance.

Solar Leaf      3 su
Warps Django to the Solar Tree.

Bad Pumpkin   313 su
Lowers the level of all the Boks in the next dungeon entered.  E.g.  red to
purple, purple to green.  Can only be used outside.

Revivafruit   522 su
Revives Django if his health reaches zero.  Do not count as a death.

x2 Carrot     105 su
When planted with a Solar Fruit it will yield 6 to 10 of them.  Required su is
unchanged.

Fast Carrot   105 su
When planted with a Solar Fruit it will yield 4 of them.  Require su is
reduced by 50%.

Pineapple Grenade   15 su
This is a special grenade that can only be obtained from the Solar Tree by
combining a Bad Pumpkin with a Revivafruit.  (Subsequent mixes yield a Heal
Fruit.) It deals damage proportional to the amount of sunlight.  After using
it, it will regenerate over time.


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V.  Growing Tips
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Pineapple Grenade
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This is a one of a kind grenade that is grown from only one combination.
Since this involves a Revivafruit--the longest fruit to grow--it is best to
start as soon as Django can plant.

Hollow #1
  1.  Green Apple + Red Apple  -> Gold Apple.
  2.  Red Apple   + Gold Apple -> Revivafruit

Hollow #2
  1.  Banana + Empty Gourd -> Bad Pumpkin

Hollow #1
  1.  Revivafruit + Bad Pumpkin -> Pineapple Grenande


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Carrots
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Planting a fruit with a carrot will yield multiple values that is always
faster than growing from scratch (if you consider all the fruit involved.)
Even though carrots are "rare" they still can be combined with each other.  So
with a little planning Django can have a nearly unlimited supply of fruit.

Hollow #3
  1.  Banana + Solar Leaf -> 2x Carrot (1)

Hollow #4
  1.  Red Apple   + Solar Leaf  -> See-All Nut
  2.  Green Apple + See-All Nut -> Fast Carrot (1)

* Combine the carrots with each other so you grow an x2 Carrot.
     You will get four in half the time!
* Grow a Fast Carrot from scratch.
* Finally combine the carrots with each other to grow a Fast Carrot.
     You will get six to ten!

Django is now ready for factory farming.

* Plant Heal Fruit, Bearnuts, Bad Pumpkins, and Revivafruit with Fast Carrots.
* Plant everything else with x2 Carrots.
* Don't forget to plant carrots with each other so you do not run out.


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VI.  Conclusion
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   To Do List, Maybe
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* Spelling and grammar.
* Value for best frames.


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   Version History
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1.00  2010/08/08
First Version


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