Sonic Battle- Advance Emerl Tactics FAQ




Written by: Cha0s Zer0/Arctic Zer0

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Contents:
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01) 	Version History

02)	Legal Information

03)	Introduction

04)	Controls

05)	How to build an effective Emerl
	05.1-Staples
	05.2-Best Skill Cards

06) 	Fighting Styles

07) 	Moves
	07.1- Advance moves
	07.2- Fun moves

08)	Team Moves

09) 	My Emerl

10) 	Credits

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01) Version History:
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Version 1: 11/4/04- starting FAQ

Version 2: 1/19/05- changed how I listed the moves in the Moves section

Version 3: 3/03/05- added sub sections to How to build an effective Emerl

Version 4: 6/21/05- added a new section: Team Moves
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02) Legal Information:
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publicly without MY permission.  Use of this guide on any other web site or as
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Sonic and all characters related are copyright by Sonic Team and SEGA.

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**If you want to contact me type in the boards ATTN: Cha0s zer0 in Gamefaqs and
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I will not respond if you are flaming or if it's a waste of my time.

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03) Introduction:
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Well this is my first FAQ and I hope I did a good job on it.  Anyway this FAQ
is dedicated to Sonic Battle one of the longest games I ever played.

This FAQ is about the Fighting Styles and Advance/Fun Moves your Emerl can use.

If you want to contribute to this FAQ contact me on the boards.

I hope you find this FAQ helpful to you.
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04) Controls:
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Main Screen:

^ Direction Key: Walk up
v Direction Key: Walk down
< Direction Key: Walk left
> Direction Key: Walk Right
B Button: Run, Cancel
A Button: Confirm, Pick
R Shoulder Button: Emerl's Menu
L: Nothing

Emerl's Menu:

^ Direction Key: Move up
v Direction Key: Move down
< Direction Key: Move left
> Direction Key: Move Right
B Button: Cancel
A Button: Confirm, Pick
R Shoulder Button: Info on the move
L: Nothing

During a Battle:

^ Direction Key: Run up/Move up (while in the air)
v Direction Key: Run down/Move down (while in the air)
< Direction Key: Run left/Move left (while in the air)
> Direction Key: Run Right/Move right (while in the air)
B Button:1st Attack, then 2nd, then 3rd, and a heavy or upper attack/Air
Attack
A Button: Jump
R Shoulder Button: Special Ground/Air Power/Shot/Trap Attack
L: Guard/Heal

*After a heavy attack press th D-pad button to perform a pursuit and after the
pursuit press B to use an Aim attack.
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05) How to build a powerful Emerl:
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Power: Very important if you want an early win, but some moves that have alot
of power can be very slow or can be easily blocked.

Speed: Very important if you want to use a combo on your opponent Of course the
faster your move is the weaker your attack is.

Support: The first attack should be fast, and the rest power, but fast enough
to connect. I.E. If you use Gamma 2nd and 3rd attacks, notice you have 1 frame
to block the 3rd attack even if the second connects, leaving it "broken." Most
3rd attacks leave it broken before the heavy attack, but Tails 3rd attack to a
Heavy attack is never broken.

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	05.1) Staples:
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	These Skill cards should be in any Emerl:
	Ultimate Heal
	Attack Support 9
	Defence Support 9

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	05.2) Best Skill Cards:
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Some of the categories have more than one skill because some of them are just
as good as the other. EXcluding Ult. and???

Run: Sonic/Shadow
Dash: Gamma/Shadow
Jump: Cream/Shadow
Air Action: Sonic/Shadow
Guard: Rouge
Heal: Gamma/Cream
1st Attack: Amy
2nd Attack: Chaos
3rd Attack: Tails
Heavy Attack: Shadow
Upper:
Air Attack: Shadow/Tails
Dash Attack: Rouge
Aim Attack:
Ground/Air Shot:
Ground/Air Power:
Ground/Air Trap:
Fighting Pose: ---
Color 1: ---
Color 2: ---
Color 3: ---
Attack Spt: Gamma
Strength Spt: Shadow
Other:---
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06) Fighting Styles:
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There are many types of fighting styles emerl can use, if you equip the right
skill cards.

Here's a list of them

Boxing
Kicking
Power
Speed
Aerial

More to come...
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Here's what each style focuses on:

Boxing: Obviously it focuses on punching.

Kicking: The name speaks for itself.

Power: To me it's a combination of fast and very strong attacks.

Speed: The name speaks for itself.

Aerial: Uses moves that launches your opponent into the air.
More to come...
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Here are some Emerls that use these styles. I'm only going to list the attack
skills. I'm also not going to include any Emerls with Ultimate or ??? attacks.

*Note some of these Emerls were modified to fit the requirements.

Boxing: Creator: Cha0s Zer0

1st Attack: Sonic
2nd Attack: Amy
3rd Attack: Tails
Heavy Attack: Knuckles
Upper: Knuckles
Air Attack: Knuckles
Dash Attack: Knuckles
Aim Attack: Gamma
Ground/Air Shot: Gamma/Sonic
Ground/Air Power: Knuckles/Shadow
Ground/Air Trap: Emerl/Cream
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Kicking: Cha0s Zer0

1st Attack: Rouge
2nd Attack: Sonic
3rd Attack: Shadow
Heavy Attack: Rouge
Upper: Sonic
Air Attack: Shadow
Dash Attack: Sonic
Aim Attack: Shadow
Ground/Air Shot: Sonic/Amy
Ground/Air Power: Rouge/Sonic
Ground/Air Trap: Emerl/Cream
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Power: Creator: Cha0s Zer0

1st Attack: Chaos
2nd Attack: Chaos
3rd Attack: Gamma
Heavy Attack: Shadow
Upper: Sonic
Air Attack: Shadow
Dash Attack: Sonic
Aim Attack: Shadow
Ground/Air Shot: Gamma/
Ground/Air Power:
Ground/Air Trap:
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Speed: Cha0s Zer0

1st Attack: Chaos
2nd Attack: Amy
3rd Attack: Chaos
Heavy Attack: Amy
Upper: Sonic
Air Attack: Shadow
Dash Attack: Sonic
Aim Attack: Shadow
Ground/Air Shot:
Ground/Air Power:
Ground/Air Trap:
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Aerial: Creator: Raiegki Leviathan

1st: Amy
2nd: Chaos
3rd: Tails
Heavy: Rouge/Tails
Upper: Rouge
Dash Attack: Tails
Air Attack: Tails
Aim Attack: Knuckles
Ground/Air Shot: Sonic/ Amy
Ground/Air Power: Rouge/ Tails
Ground/Air Trap: Knuckles
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Long Range: Creator: Jolt135

1st: Sonic
2nd: Emerl
3rd: Emerl
Heavy: Emerl
Upper: Sonic
Dash Attack: Tails
Air Attack: Rouge
Aim Attack: Emerl
Ground/Air Shot: Sonic
Ground/Air Power: Sonic/ Tails
Ground/Air Trap: Tails
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Berserker: Creator: Lawyer Chaos

1st: Chaos
2nd: Gamma
3rd: Sonic
Heavy: Sonic
Upper: Chaos
Dash Attack: Rouge
Air Attack: Cream
Aim Attack: Sonic
Ground/Air Shot: Sonic
Ground/Air Power: Knuckles/ Shadow
Ground/Air Trap: Amy/ Emerl
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More to come...


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07)  Moves
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		07.1-  Advance Moves
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Difficulty-Very easy, Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard
Power- Low, Medium, High


Skills needed:
Shadow dash
Amy ground power

How to use it: Press >>+R, then hold < during the dash, you double back  and
hit them.

Difficulty: Medium
Power: Depends

My thoughts on this Move: Very good for sneak attacks, combos, and a hit and
run.  Very hard to aim though, if your opponent/s jump and you miss you could
be open to combos, and OHKO.

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Skills needed: Any dash that stays on the ground, and any ground special

How to use it:  Tap any direction botton, then VERY QUICKLY tap your special
[Ground] move button then tapping the direction button again. Close to the end
of your dash your character will seamlessly do the special [Ground] attack .

Difficulty: Hard
Power: Depends

My thoughts on this Move: Very effective if you want to hit your opponent after
you dash.  Your opponent could block you if you’re not fast enough. Great
against slow opponents.  This move could leave you open for attacks.

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Skills needed: Any dash that stays on the ground, and any guard

How to use it:  Tap any direction button, then VERY QUICKLY tap your Guard
button then tapping the direction button again. What will happen is that you'll
be moving in your dash but if you ever get hit the guard shield will appear
where the attack will make contact and you'll still continue dashing.
Difficulty: Hard
Power: No Power

My thoughts on this Move: Excellent if your running away.
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Skills needed:
Rouge Dash,Jump
Sonic/Ultimate/Tails Dash attack
Shadow Special Air Power

How to use it: press any D-pad botton twice to use the dash, during the middle
of the dash use Sonic/Ultimate Dash attack, after the attack is over and your
floating in mid air, use Shadow ??? to crush your opponent/s.

Difficulty: Hard
Power: Strong

My thoughts: Very good for avoiding attacks and launching a sneak attack.
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Skills needed:
Gamma Dash
Amy Dash attack
Any Aim attack

How to use it: press any D-pad botton twice to use the dash, when you are near
your opponent use the dash attack your opponent should be flying off toward a
wall like your opponent would after being hit by a Heavy attack. If your
opponent hits a wall use an Aim Attack to finish your opponent.

Difficulty: Easy
Power: Depends on whether your opponent hits a wall

My Thoughts: Very good for knocking your opponents away.
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Skills needed:
Any Heavy Attack
Any Air Attack
Any Special Move

How to use it: After a Heavy attack, you know how if your opponent counters,
you're the one that usually gets hit? Well, try this: if you know your
opponent's going to wall-counter, as soon as you do a pursuit, press B. You'll
go forward a bit then up, and your opponent, if he wall counters, will be in
front of you, out of range of the pursuit attack, but you're not in a pursuit
anymore, so you can special him or whatever.

Difficulty: Medium
Power: Strong

My thoughts on it: Great if you want to avoid being struck down by Aim Attack.

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Skills needed:
Cream/Ultimate Heal,
Sonic ???
Tails Ground Trap

How to use it: Fill up your OHKO bar (I don't know how to spell the name),
launch the powered up trap, after that use Sonic ??? and repeat

Difficulty: Easy
Power: Depends

My thoughts on this Move: Follows your opponent anywhere.

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Skills needed:
Chaos Dash

Info:  Anyways, the dash cancel lets you basically stay in dash mode for
however long you like. Good to counteract chaos slow speed.

How to use it:  The way to do it is to first, enter into dash mode. Once in
dash mode, attack. In the beginning of the attack, dash again and you should
re-enter your dash mode without breaking tempo.

Thanks BigMara for the MPH boards lol
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		07.2- Fun Moves:
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Difficulty-Very easy, Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard
Power- Low, Medium, High


Skills needed:
Rouge Dash and Jump
Chaos Dash Attack

How to use this move: First press any direction botton twice, during the middle
of Rouge's dash use Chaos' Dash attack to ram your opponents, after the Dash
Attack is finished you should be floating.

Difficulty: Very easy
Power: Weak

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Skills needed:
Sonic Dash
Shadow Dash Attack

How to use this move: First press any direction botton twice, during the middle
of Sonic's Dash use Shadow's Dash attack to burn your opponents
and launch them into the air.

Difficulty: Very easy
Power: Medium

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Skills needed:
Gamma Dash
Sonic Dash Attack


How to use this move: What you do go to a corner and wait for an opponent to
come jump over them then use Gamma's Dash then use Sonic's dash attack over and
over after they bounce once so they keep getting hit up until they die. It is
best done on one on one  matches so you don't get hit by others.

Difficulty: Easy
power: Medium

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Skills needed:
Knuckles' Dash
Chaos' Dash Attack

How to use this move: First press any direction botton twice, at the end of
Knuckles' dash use Chaos' Dash attack to tackel your opponents and launch them
into the air.  It also looks like you tripped.

Difficulty: Very easy
Power: High

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08) Team Moves
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This section is for people who like to team up and kick a lot of butts lol.

Difficulty-Very easy, Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard
Power- Low, Medium, High


Skills needed:
1st person: Sonic ???
2nd person: any heavy/upper attack

How to use this move: The person with the Sonic ??? waits for his/her team mate
to use his/her upper/heavy attack. Then the person with Sonic ??? uses it to
finish the combo

Difficulty: Very easy
Power: High

Omnisonic's opinion on the move:

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Skills needed:
1st person: any heavy attack
2nd person: any heavy attack

How to use this move: Have the two teammates stand Heavy Attack-distance away
from each other. Have one teammate Heavy Attack an opponent to his teammate,
then have the teammate Heavy Attack the opponent while they are still spinning.
Continue until the opponent is KO'ed.

Difficulty: hard
Power: high

Omnisonic's opinion on the move: Easy to do, and unless you mess up, once you
get started your opponent can't do a thing about it.

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Skills needed:
1st person: any heavy attack and an aim attack
2nd person: any upper attack

How to use this move: Still Heavy Attack-distance apart, have one teammate do a
Heavy Attack, pursue them at the last minute, have the other teammate do an
Upper Attack while the opponent is still spinning, then the first teammate does
an Aim Attack.

Difficulty: Very easy
Power: Medium

Omnisonic's opinion on the move: This is a little difficult, not in the Heavy
and Upper Attacks but with the timing for pursuing and doing the Aim Attack.
Used mainly for appeal, but also does considerable damage.

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Skills needed:
1st person: Any heavy attack, Gamma ??? or Gamma's Air/Ground Power
2nd person: any upper attack

How to use this move: Each person on the same team are a Heavy Attack-distance
apart, the person with Gamma's Power move uses it before using a heavy attack,
after one of your opponents are hit with a heavy attack pursue your opponent at
the last second. The second teammate then uses a upper attack to pop your
opponent in the air. As soon as your opponent is in the air the person with
Gamma's power should explode.

Difficulty: Medium
Power: High

Omnisonic's opinion on the move:

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Skills needed:
1st person: shadow dash, and a ground shot (except gamma)
2nd person: shadow dash, Amy's ground power

How to use this move: both people do this: Press >>+R, then hold < during the
dash, you double back and hit them. it should confuse them and slam them hard.

Difficulty: Easy
Power: Medium

Omnisonic's opinion on the move: A good technique, but it might not work if the
opponent is not immune to Set. Also, make sure you are far away enough from the
opponent so that you don't zip right past them.

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Skills needed:
1st person: shadow dash, same colors as your partner
2nd person: same as above

How to use this move: both people do this: Both people are a dash apart, then
both start dashing in and out confusing the opponent.

Omnisonic's opinion on the move:

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09) My Emerl:
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Run: Ultimate
Jump: Ultimate
Dash: Shadow
Guard: Rouge
Healing: Ultimate
Air Action: Sonic
1st Attack: Sonic
2nd: Tails
3rd: Rouge
Heavy: Tails
Upper: Ultimate
Dash Attack: Regular
Aim attack: Knuckles
Air Attack: Tails
Ground Shot: Ultimate
Air Shot: Regular
Ground Power: Regular
Air Power: Shadow ???
Ground Trap: Regular
Air Trap: Regular
Fighting Pose: Regular
Color 1: Gamma
Color 2: Emerl
Color 3: Amy
Attack Spt: Gamma
Strength Spt: Shadow
Other: Rouge

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10) Credits:
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Gluon- For making the topic that inspired me to make an faq about this, and for
posting his Advance/Fun moves.
Sega and Sonic Team- For making this game.
Nintendo- For making the GBA and SP.
Brappy- For posting his moves and correcting the how to build an effective
Emerl section
Raiegki Leviathan- For posting his Fighting Style and Emerl
Sonic Dude- For posting his move.
Bass0r- Helping me with my first FAQ.
Banjo2553- For letting me use a Team Move
OmniSonic- For posting a Team Move and helping me comment on the Team Moves.
CJayC- For running GameFAQs.com
Me- Cause I made this guide, added styles, and moves to the list.

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Copyright 2004 Cha0s zer0/Arctic Zer0
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