Neutral Encounter Guide by Rumo / Magnus_

Version: 0.7 | Updated: 2002-10-08 | Printable Version

Ogre Battle 64 Neutral Encounter Guide
Version 0.7    Last updated 10/08/02  (DD/MM/YY)
Created by Ryan "Rumo" Hill ( and Alex "Magnus"

You can –always- find the most updated version of this guide at

|Table of Contents |

I. Revision History
II. About this Guide
III. What's a Neutral Encounter?
IV. Neutral Encounters
A. Prologue
       a) Tenne Plains
       b) Volmus Mine
B. Chapter 1
       c) Crenel Canyon
       d) Zenobian Border
       e) Mylesia
       f) Volmus Mine*
       g) Gunther Pidemont
       h) Dardunnelles
       i) Alba
       j) Crenel Canyon*
       k) Mylesia*
       l) Soathon Highlands
       m) Sable Lowlands
       n) Audvera Heights
       o) Mount Ithaca
       p) Azure Plains
       q) Mount Keryoleth
       r) Dardunnelles*
       s) Gules Hills
       t) Fair Heights
       u) Vert Plateau
       v) Tremos Mountains
       w) Capitrium
       x) Celesis
       y) Tremos Mountains*
       z) Berthe Temple
V. Quotes
VI. Items
VII. Thanks
VIII. Legal Stuffing

|Revision History |
Ver. 0.7
  -Added items to defeated neutral encounters list
Ver. 0.6
  -Added items to defeated neutral encounter chart
Ver. 0.5
  Yay! Finally an update *watches all
  three of their fans cheer*
  -Updated encounters section to Celesis
  -Added and organized quotes
Ver. 0.4
  -Updated items section
  -Updated quotes section
  -Updated encounters section
Ver. 0.3
  -Added items section
  -Updated quotes section
  -Updated encounters to Mount Keryoleth
Ver. 0.2
  -Added quotes section
  -Updated Encounters to Audvera Heights
  -Added Note and Note2
Ver. 0.1
  -Created guide
  -List of neutral encounters
   from Prologue and Chapter 1

|About this Guide |

     This is (obviously) a guide to the neutral encounters in Ogre Battle 
64. If you're reading this, you probably know what Ogre Battle 64 is, and 
how to play it, so I won't explain that (unless otherwise convinced). The 
purpose of this guide is to inform people all about neutral encounters. I'll 
try to complete it as soon as possible, and I'd appreciate if no one e-mails 
me about areas I haven't already explored. I'll try to keep it as 
spoiler-free as possible, which shouldn't be too hard. But I'm warning you 
     What should be in the next update? Well...
Organize the items and encounters sections
Add more encounters and items

|What's a Neutral Encounter? |

A neutral encounter is an encounter with a character you can possibly
recruit. While wandering around on the Mission Map, occasionally one of your 
moving characters exclaims something to the effect of "A [insert character] 
encountered !?" The screen then changes to battle mode, where the neutral 
character appears. You can then interrupt the battle by pushing the 
interrupt button (X), and select 'Talk'. Now, one of three things can 
happen. One, the character will join your group. Two, the character will not 
be persuaded and get a free hit. Or three, the character will flee. As David 
brought to my attention, to have the greatest chance of recruiting a large 
character, let your unit hit
it a few times. To have the greatest chance of recruiting a small character, 
try to persuade it without hitting it at all. But be warned, if you kill the 
neutral character, or all your characters use all their moves, you won't 
recruit the character. But you will get an item.

Neutral encounters are randomly initiated while on the map, although the
chances of them happening are greater when you are revisiting the area.
Neutral encounters don't happen to units that are at strongholds, camping, 
or aren't moving. Your unit has to be heading towards a destination for them 
to occur. You can only get in neutral encounters with non-human classes 
(demi-human, beast, golem, etc). Remember, you CAN'T use your Elem-Pedras in 
neutral encounters.

|Neutral Encounters |

Note: Mature Dragon means any one of the six second stage dragons (Blue,
Black, Earth, Thunder, Platinum, Red). Undead means Skeletons and Ghosts.
Note2: Hawkmen, Ravens, and Vultans can be found on the highways of every 
level. Their level is based on the level of the other encounters there.

        -Tenne Plains-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               2     Young Dragon   Forest
               2     Wyrm           Barrens
               2     Golem          Highlands

        -Volmus Mine-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               2     Young Dragon   Forest
               2     Golem          Highlands

        -Crenel Canyon-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               3     Hellhound      Barrens
               3     Griffin        Highlands

        -Zenobian Border-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              ??     Hellhound      ??
              ??     Griffin        ??
              ??     Young Dragon   ??

             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               5     Fairie         Plains
               5     Gremlin        Forest
               5     Wyrm           Highlands
               5     Golem          Barrens

        -Volmus Mine*-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               6     Gremlin        Plain
               6     Wyrm           ??
               6     Undead         ??

        -Gunther Piedmont-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               7     Young Dragon   Plain
               7     Griffin        Barrens
               7     Blue Dragon    Marsh
               7     Golem          Highlands

             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               8     Skeleton       Forest
               8     Ghost          Forest
               8     Young Dragon   Barrens
               8     Thunder Dragon Barrens

             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               8     Hellhound      Barrens
               8     Young Dragon   Highlands
               8     Earth Dragon   Forest

        -Crenel Canyon*-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
               9    Platinum Dragon Barrens
               9     Hellhound      Forest, Barrens
               9     Griffin        Highlands

             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              11     Faerie         Plains
              11     Gremlin        Forest
              11     Wyrm           Highlands
              11     Black Dragon   Forest

        -Soathon Highlands-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              11     Pumpkinhead    Forest
              11    Platinum Dragon Highlands
              11     Hellhound      Barrens

        -Sable Lowlands-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              12     Faerie         Plain
              12     Blue Dragon    Highlands
              12     Skeleton       Forest
              12     Ghost          Forest

        -Audvera Heights-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              12     Stone Golem    Barrens
              12     Red Dragon     Highlands
              12     Cockatrice     Forest

        -Mount Ithaca-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              13     Faerie         Plain
              13     Gremlin        Forest
              13     Griffin        Highlands

        -Azure Plains-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              14     Earth Dragon   Forest
              14     Red Dragon     Highlands
              14     Stone Golem    Barrens

        -Mount Keryoleth-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              15     Earth Dragon   Forest
              15     Thunder Dragon Barrens
              15     Cockatrice     Highlands
              15     Goblin         Forest


             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              16     Skeleton       Forest
              16     Black Dragon   Barrens

        -Gules Hill-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              16     Cerberus       Highlands
              16     Blue Dragon    Forest

        -Fair Heights-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              17     Red Dragon     Highlands
              17     Earth Dragon   Forest
              17     Gremlin        Forest
              17     Faerie         Plain
        -Vert Plateau-
             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              19     Earth Dragon   Snowy Forest
              19    Platinum Dragon Snowy Highlands
              19     Thunder Dragon Snowy Barrens

             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              18     Black Dragon   Snowy Barrens
              18    Platinum Dragon Snowy Highlands
              18     Ghost          Snowy Forest
              18     Skeleton       Snowy Forest

             Level  Character      Location
             -----  ---------      --------
              20    Platinum Dragon Snowy Highlands
              20     Thunder Dragon Snowy Barrens

        * Yep, you have to visit this place again. The old encounters will
be gone, these will be in their place.

|Quotes |
This section shows you what your characters say when they encounter

  Aisha- "...!! A wild [name]?"
  Ankiseth- "What a coincidence... A wild [name]."
  Asnabel- "An enemy!? ... No, a wild [name]!"
  Chaotic Unit- "Right on! A wild [name]!"
  Debonair- "A wild [name]? ... That caught me off-guard."
  Dio- "A wild [name] huh... I can handle this."
  Europea- "A wild [name]... Can we avoid a fight?"
  Katreda- "A wild [name]... Can we avoid the fight?"
  Lawful Unit- "We encountered a wild [name]!"
  Leia- "...!! A wild [name]?"
  Liedel- "A wild [name]? Um... H, How cute..."
  Magnus- "A wild [name]? Here!?"
  Meredia- "How cute! A wild [name]!"
  Neutral Unit- "A wild [name]... What should we do?"
  Paul- "A wild [name]... This is going to be fun."
  Saradin- "A wild [name]... Can we avoid the fight?"
  Sheen- "Cool! A wild [name]!"
  Troi- "Cool... A wild [name]!"
  Vad- "An enemy!? ...No, a wild [name]!"

|Items |
  It seems that if you kill a neutral encounter instead of recruiting it or
having it run away, you get an item from it. This is a (small) list of what
you can get.

  Black Dragon - Kerykeion, Heal Seed
  Blue Dragon – Cyanic Claw, Heal Seed
  Cerberus – Flag of Unity, Goblet of Destiny
  Cockatrice – Scroll of Discipline
  Earth Dragon – Axe of Wyrm (get multiples of these!),Heal Seed
  Faerie – Silver Hourglass,Heal Leaf,Heal Seed
  Ghost – Torn Cloth
  Gorgon - Love and Peace (a definite must get!)
  Griffin – Power Fruit
  Hellhound – Heal Seed, Power Fruit
  Platinum Dragon – Heal Seed, Ytival
  Pumpkinhead – Dowsing Rod (worth picking up!)
  Raven – Armet
  Red Dragon – Sword of Firedrake,Heal Seed
  Skeleton – Halt Hammer, Torn Cloth
  Stone Golem – Kite Shield
  Thunder Dragon – Sum Mannus,Heal Seed
  Vultan – Hachigane

|Thanks |

Me,Ryan, for making this guide
Alex,for helping me put this faq together
GameFAQs, for putting this guide up
Atlus, for making this awesome game
Starmie Knight, for info on Platinum Dragons, Soathon Highlands, Sable
Lowlands, and Audvera Heights, for info on the first visits to Volmus Mine and Crenel 
"David", for pointing out that you should weaken large 
characters and immediately talk to small characters
Deranged, for most of the quotes
"cornelius einstein", for info on Dardunnelles and

Want your name here? You can send me quotes or items!
|Legal Stuffing |

This document is copyright 2000 Ryan Hill (Rumo)
Ogre Battle 64 is copyright Atlus
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If you find it anywhere else, please notify me immediately