Chrono Cross Character FAQ v1.1.0.1
                                  by Swuabino
	
     Anyone who bought the Chrono Cross strategy guide from Bradygames might 
have noticed two things missing: there was no information on the characters' 
Elemental Grids, and it never told when characters learn their Tech skills.  
I might be the only person in the whole population of Square-product-hording 
zombies that really cares, but none-the-less, I've decided to write an FAQ with 
information for each of the games characters, complete with how you get them, 
tech skills, weapons, and above all, Elemental Grids.  
     You'll always be able to find the latest version of this guide at GameFAQ's
in the Chrono Cross section (duh!).  Make sure and check there regularly, as I'll
be constantly updating this guide.

			         //||||:-Contents-:||||\\

  I. Revision History
 II. Important Information
III. General Tutorial
 IV. Characters
  V. FAQ's
 VI. Credits & Other Sources

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                       ///||||:Revision History:||||\\\\
8-22-00 v1.1.0.1 I've added more to the general tutorial as well as a few more
characters.  I've also corrected some mistakes and typos, such as how you obtain
Irenes' level 7 tech skill.

8-21-00 v1.1.0.0 I've made a few significant changes and additions to this guide,
all of which I'm sure will help.  I've added a table of contents, important info,
how to use this guide, and FAQ's section.  Of course, my characters section is 
still far from complete, but keep checking, as I'm constantly updating it.

8-18-00 v1.0.0.2 I've added Janice and Karsh, along with some other minor correc-
tions.  I've been playing CC a lot, so don't worry that I haven't been adding much.
Once I've beaten it, I'll be working 24-7 on this FAQ. 

8-17-00 v1.0.0.1 I've continued work on my character list, and now I'm up to 
Irenes.  At this rate, it looks like this FAQ will take a L-O-N-G time.  Of 
course, I AM still in the middle of PLAYING the game!  Maybe after I'm done 
with that, this'll move a lot faster, and I'll also be able to provide a 
little more insite into each of the characters.

8-16-00 v1.0.0.0 I've started the character list after playing the game for 
only 2 hours.  I'm getting a lot of information from the strategy guide, and 
online fan sites, so I can't really confirm a lot of stuff.  So far, I've 
gotten the main characters done, and I've started on strategies for the others 
in alphabetical order up to Draggy.  That's all for now.

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                     ///||||:Important Information:||||\\\\

     This is just a bunch of legal wierd crazy mumbo jumbo that I felt I should 
put in. If you are not planning on copying my work or e-mailing me or any of that 
other good stuff go ahead and skip down to the "General Tutorial" Section.

     First of all, if you would like to use this guide on your website or whatever,
that's fine, just as long as you don't modify it (even just to correct a typo), and 
you give me credit for it.  If you don't, I tend to swell up like a thanksgiving 
turkey stuffed with gun powder in the middle of summer in hell, and then I get mad.
Also, please do not distribute this guide for money (unless I'm getting the money).

     Second, if you wish to use my work as a basis for your own FAQ or website, 
please make sure and give me credit. Just add a little "Other Sources" section or 
something, just make sure not to take credit for my work and labor, when all you 
have to do is re-word it.

     Finally, if there are any typos or some information is wrong, rather than 
correct it yourself, please just e-mail me at Swuabino@kscable.com and I'll try 
to get it changed as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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                       ///||||:General Tutorial:||||\\\\ 

     Chrono Cross is a complex game with over 40 characters, a strange combat 
system, and an even stranger experience system.  Because of this, many players 
(who don't bother with the instruction manual) will be confused at this 
Non-Final-Fantasy-Clone RPG.  That's what this section is for: to give you a basic 
tutorial into the work of art known as Chrono Cross.

	I'm not going to repeat stuff right out of the instruction manual that you 
didn't bother to read (if that was the case, then why would you want to read THIS?).  
Instead, I'm going to give you some information that you'll need to use this 
wonderful little guide (in my words).

LESSON 1: THE CRAZY COMBAT SYSTEM THAT IS *GASP* NOT LIKE FINAL FANTASY'S

	You know it's true.  Just about every RPG ever made is just a rip-off of 
Final Fantasy's combat system.  Attack, Use An Item, Cast A Spell, or Run Away.  
MPs, HPs,Timed-Button Presses out the wazoo.  These are all things you'd find in 
any RPG from Lunar to (that god awful piece of donkey crap) Legend of Dragoon.  
But Square, being the master of the RPG that it is, decided (and a wise decision 
it was) to throw out most of these things and come up with something (prepare to 
gasp) original.  No MPs, timed-button-presses, and retreats without a prayer for 
Serge and his buddies. Instead, they'll be doing battle with Stamina Points, 
Elemental Grids, and 100% escape rates in a wonderful semi-quasi turn based 
environment.
	
	So now you must be totally confused by that last paragraph.  What in the 
name of Sacred Swuabinos is he talking about?  Well, CC's combat system is not 
nearly as complicated as it sounds, it just takes a little getting used to (and 
it probably helps if you've played the game).
	
	I'll start by explaining Stamina to you.  Stamina is basically the
juice that keeps your characters fighting.  Without any stamina, a character is 
nothing,as he can do nothing in battle.  Each person starts the battle with 7 
stamina points. These are used for attacking and casting spells, and as long as 
a character has one point of stamina left, he can perform an action.  But do not 
fear when you're character has exhausted his stamina pool! Characters regain 
stamina as enemies and fellow charactersfight, so a character in the hole for 
stamina will be back fighting in no time.

     So you've got all of this stamina, but what good does it do just sitting 
there? Aboutas much good as a Playstation power cord with a Playstation!  To 
ad-lib and old proverb,if you got stamina, spend it!  Use it to attack, or cast 
spells, just use it!  OOOOOOOOOHHH,you don't know how to attack?  Well, let's fix 
that right up.

     When you select the attack option, you'll be prompted to select which enemy 
you would like to assault.  Pick whichever one tickles your fancy, and then your 
character will chargeinto action.  Now, a little box with a whole lot of numbers 
pops up.  This is you're wonderfulattack-o-meter. You have three options: weak, 
strong, or fierce attack.  Here's how it breaks down:

     WEAK attacks use up one stamina point, do little damage, have a high 
     percent to hit, and add one point to your elemental pool when they are 
     successful.

     STRONG attacks use up two stamina points, do medium damage, have a so-so 
     chance to hit,and add two points to your elemental pool when successful.

     FIERCE attacks use up three stamina points, do heavy damage, have a low 
     chance to hit, and add three points to your elemental pool if they hit.

So, there's the three types of attacks, but here's another thing that ties them 
all together, andadds a bit more strategy to combat.  With each successive hit, 
your chance of hitting the enemy increases.  If a fierce attack connects, your 
chances of hitting increase dramatically, but ifa weak attack hits, your chances 
will only go up a little.  This adds quite a bit of strategy as you decide whether 
to go for a fierce attack right away, or build up to it with a series of weaker
blows.
	
     Now you're attacking, and attacking, and attacking, until you think you'd 
like to do a fierceattack on your Playstation.  You need a little break from all
this attacking.  Lucky for you (actuallyyou probably expected this), Square 
through in something called MAGIC!  Woo-hoo!  Of course, theiridea of a magic 
system is quite a bit different from any other RPG you've played.  Don't be 
looking forMPs in this game, because they are nowhere to be found.  Instead, CC 
employs the elemental system.

     With the elemental system, you have to build up your Elemental Level, 
essentially your MPs, with a few major differences.  Everytime you attack, and it 
hits, you will gain points to your Elemental Pool, according to the strength of 
your attack. Once you get enough elemental points, you can cast a spell with that
many elemental levels or less, depleting the respective amount of points from
your elemental pool.  Plus, casting a spell costs 7 Stamina, so be sure you're
ready before you start casting spells. 

	When you're flipping through your spell inventory you're bound to notice
character specific tech skills.  These are used in the exact same fashion as
spells, only each character has their own unique tech skills.  In my guide, I've
included each characters tech skills as well as how many Elemental points they 
require to use.

LESSON 2: WHERE'S THE XP?

     One of the things that should be very apparent as you start your Chrono
Cross game is that your characters don't have "levels".  Before I hear you all
moan about being stuck with the same lousy weak character the whole game, let me
tell you: YOU'RE CHARACTERS STILL GET BETTER!  Chrono Cross still has enough
statistics to kill a mathematician, and stat improvements galore, there's just
no artificiall number to tell how good your character is.  Instead, after each
battle characters will gain small statistical bonuses for monsters that are on
an equal level as your characters.  For example: +2 HP, +1 STR, +2 HIT% among 
others.  You WILL see your characters get better as the game goes along, and
before you know it, you'll be killing basic monsters in one or two hits with
your power-house fighters.

     The second form of leveling up comes with stars, gained after boss fights.
Everytime you fight a "boss" creature you will gain 1 star, and only 1 star, no
more, no less, so don't be asking me what creature gives you the most stars in
the game!  As you gain star levels, you'll recieve new slots on your Elemental
Grid.  In addition, your maximum stats will increase, and you'll be able to gain
further statistical bonuses from creatures that seemed fruitless to battle. These
stars are also used to cast summons, explained later.

LESSON 3: KISS MY GRIDS!

     One of the keys to success in Chrono Cross is mastering the Elemental Grid,
CC's completely customizable system of magic, a cross between FF8's Junction 
System, and FF7's Materia Sytem.  Like FF7, you'll buy and find magic spells as
you explore the world, and you must equip the spell before you can use it, but
like FF8, each spell has limited use, and you need multiple copies of a spell if
you want to cast it more than once per battle.

     The easiest way (and by far, the least effective way) is to use 
auto-allocate, which will automatically set up your grids for you, and all you've
gotta do is cast them in battle.  Of course, most hard-core RPGers are not going
to want to let some stupid computer do everything for you.  Fortunately, CC lets
you get down and dirty, and customize every single bit of your character's spell
casting abilities.

	First of all, it's necessary to understand the level of each spell.  Every
spell, or element, in CC, has two numbers describing where you can place it on
your grid.  The first number is the element's basic level.  This number tells you
where the spell will be at it's natural casting level.  The second is the range
of where you can place the element in the form of +/- X.  This tells you how much
higher or lower on your grid the spell can be placed.  For example, an element of
5 +/-2 means that the spell can be equipped on any slot from level 3 to 7. Of 
course, you can't just equip an element on any slot without consequence. If an 
element is equipped on a slot lower than it's natural, it is less powerful, but
can be cast with less elemental points in battle.  On the other hand, if it's 
placed on a higher level slot, it will take longer to cast, but will be much more
powerful.

     The elemental grid seems quite complex, but with a little practice of NOT
using auto-allocate, you should have it mastered in no time at all.  

LESSON 4: LOOK AT ALL THEM PURDY COLORS!

     When equipping elements one of the things you'll have to keep in mind is the
color of the element.  In the world of Chrono Cross, six schools of magic exist:
black, white, green, yellow, blue, and red.  Each of these can be divided into
opposing sets: black vs. white, green vs. yellow, and blue vs. red.  When elements
of one color are used against creatures of the opposite color, extra damage is 
dealt.  You'll find that every character and monster in CC has their own innate
color, so learning to strategically use opposing colors is essential for mastery.

     Not only does the color of a spell have an effect on how much damage is dealt
but it also effects another very important part of combat, the field effect.  The
field effect is a little picture up at the top of the screen that represents the
last three colors of spells cast.  When the field effect becomes all of one color,
spells of that color will do a ton more damage, so make sure to try and keep it in
your favor!

     You'll want to keep the field effect on your side for damage purposes, but
also so you can use the games most devestating attacks: summons!  Unfortunately,
summons aren't nearly as easy to use as those in the Final Fantasy games.  To cast
just one, you have to meet numerous conditions.  First, you have to equip the spell
on a character who's innate in the color of the summon.  Second, you have to turn
the field effect the color of the summon, an easy task by no means. Third, you need
to have at least one star, as casting a summon uses up one of your stars. Finally, 
you just need to cast the spell.  There you go, heaps of damage!

     BIG 'OL TIP:  Here's a simple way to get off summons and it has worked for me
almost 100% of the time.  First of all, build up all of your characters to full 
elemental level.  Now, starting with the summoning character, cast a level one 
spell with each of your characters of the respective color.  Next, just have your
summoner do a level 1 attack to get your elemental level back up, and then, voila,
toast enemy!

LESSON 5: PACKING HEAT

     Like many RPGs, if you don't keep your equipment upgraded, quite frankly, 
you're screwed!  However, Chrono Cross deals with equipment slightly differetnly
than other RPGs.  Rather than buy pre-made weapons, you're going to have to find
all of the materials necessary to construct the weapon, similar to FF8, and then
you're going to need to pay for the forging services.

     While most of the materials in the game will come to you pretty easily, the
best equipment, Prism weapons, are going to be a little harder to construct. You'll
have to gather a whole ton of items, including some of the hardes to find in the
game!  There's too much to really go into here, so consult Crono228's Prism FAQ at
GameFAQ's for more information.
    
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     Chrono Cross is a huge game with over 44 playable characters!  Because of 
this, you're going to need some help finding them all, and figuring out which one
will best fit in your party.  That's what this section is for, to provide you with
all of the information you're going to need to "collect 'em all"!

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE:
CHARACTER NAME: I you must know...
DESCRIPTION: Tells about the characters history, strengths, and weaknesses.
INNATE ELEMENT: What element the character is best with.
WEAPON: The type of weapon this character can equip
HOW TO OBTAIN: Instructions for getting the character to join your party.
TECH SKILLS: The character's unique abilies.  The first column gives the name, the
  second column tells what elemental level you need to use it, the third tells what
  ability does, and the fourth column tells how or when you gain the ability.
ELEMENTAL GRID: This is a graphic representation of the character's elemental grid.
  The first column represents level 1 slots, the second is level 2 slots, and so on.
  The numbers inside each slot tell how many stars you need in order to gain that 
  slot.
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SERGE:
The main character.  He's well... very silent.  Towards the beginning of the 
game, he gets teleported into a different dimension, that seems similar to his 
own world, but is actually quite different.  You'll have him for most of the 
game, so if you don't like him, learn to live with it!

Innate Element: White

Weapon: Swallow

How to Obtain:  Well.... this guys probably the toughest to get, because 
he's the only character that really requires physical ability.  To get him, you 
half to walk up to your Playstation, put the first disc in, and turn the power 
on.  You might need a cool shower afterwards...

Tech Skills:
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| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Dash&Slash |   Lv. 3  | Charges toward the  |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          | enemy, doing extra  |                        |
|           |          |       damage.       |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Luminaire  |   Lv. 5  |Jumps into the air   |       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |and hits all enemies |                        |
|           |          |with energy.         |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|FlyingArrow|   Lv. 7  |Most powerful attack.|       At 35 Stars      |
|           |          |Stores energy and    |                        |
|           |          |jumps at enemy.      |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  22  ][  31  ][  39  ]
[  19  ][  20  ][  24  ][  30  ]
[  12  ][  14  ][  16  ][  23  ][  36  ]
[  7   ][  8   ][  9   ][  13  ][  21  ][  34  ][  46  ][  48  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
[  4   ][  6   ][  25  ][  28  ][  33  ][  40  ][  43  ][  44  ]
[  17  ][  27  ][  32  ][  47  ]

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KID:
Kid is the smack-talking, poorly-dressed female protaganist of the game. 
She seeks the frozen flame, and seems to have some sort of connection with 
the enigmatic Lynx. She can also steal items from enemies, a very handy 
ability indeed.

Innate Element: Red

Weapon: Dagger

How to Obtain:  Kid will try to join up with you numerous times, but you 
should probably refuse to help her the first time, if you want to get Leena.

Tech Skills:
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| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Pilfer     |   Lv. 3  |   Steals from the   |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |        enemy.       |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Red Pin    |   Lv. 5  |Throws daggers at the|       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |        enemy.       |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Hot Shot   |   Lv. 7  |Uses a nifty device  |Input the password LARA |
|           |          |that Lucca invented. |into the machine in     |
|           |          |                     |Lucca's burning house.  |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  22  ][  31  ][  39  ]
[  19  ][  20  ][  24  ][  30  ]
[  12  ][  14  ][  16  ][  23  ][  36  ][  60  ]
[  7   ][  8   ][  9   ][  13  ][  21  ][  34  ][  46  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
[  4   ][  6   ][  25  ][  28  ][  33  ][  40  ][  43  ]
[  17  ][  27  ][  32  ]

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LYNX:
A cat-man wearing a funny hat, and lots of gold.  He seeks out the frozen 
flame, just like Kid, and appears to be the main bad guy, at least in the 
beginning.  He becomes a playable character during a certain portion of the 
game.

Innate Element: Black

Weapon: Swallow

How to Obtain:  He automatically joins later in the game.

Tech Skills:
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| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Glide Hook |   Lv. 3  |Goes right past the  |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |enemy, slashing it on|                        |
|           |          |his way.             |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Feral Cats |   Lv. 5  |Sends a bunch of cats|       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |at the enemy.        |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|ForeverZero|   Lv. 7  |Hits everything with |       At 35 Stars      |
|           |          |dark magic.          |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  22  ][  31  ][  39  ]
[  19  ][  20  ][  24  ][  30  ]
[  12  ][  14  ][  16  ][  23  ][  36  ]
[  7   ][  8   ][  9   ][  13  ][  21  ][  34  ][  46  ][  48  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
[  4   ][  6   ][  25  ][  28  ][  33  ][  40  ][  43  ][  44  ]
[  17  ][  27  ][  32  ][  47  ]

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DOC:
He's pretty much a hippy.  He seeks to find the meaning of life with 
Serge, as well as how to heal emotional scars.

Innate Element: Red

Weapon: Dagger

How to Obtain:  Don't help Kid out at Hydra Humour.  Return to Guldove in 
Another World and speak with him after he heals Kid to get him to join up.

Tech Skills:
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| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|High Five  |   Lv. 3  |Tosses his weapon up |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |     in the air.     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Gnarly     |   Lv. 5  |  Crushes the foe's  |       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |        bones.       |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Hang Ten   |   Lv. 7  |Heals the whole party|Tek the Medical Book    |
|           |          |                     |from the Tower of       |
|           |          |                     |Gheddon to him before he|
|           |          |                     |joins the party.        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|  

Elemental Grid: 

[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  7   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

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DRAGGY:
A little dragon with a ferocious bite.  There's nothing more to be said.

Innate Element: Red

Weapon: Glove

How to Obtain:  Get the Big Egg from the Dodo's nest in Another World's 
Fossil Valley.  Take it to center incubator in Fort Dragonia in the Home 
World.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Cough Drop |   Lv. 3  |   Breathes fire.    |       At 3 Stars       |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Cough Mix  |   Lv. 5  |Coughs up a big fire-|       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |        ball.        |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Big Breath |   Lv. 7  |Momma comes out and  |Go to the dragon skull  |
|           |          |helps Draggy toast   |in Home World Fossil    |
|           |          |the enemy.           |Valley with Draggy.     |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  7   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

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FARGO:
The pirate figure of Chrono Cross.  Not quite Captain Hook, but still just 
as untrustworthy.  Of course, he's willing to help you out, and, with his 
stealing skills, that's A-OK

Innate Element: Blue

Weapon: Sword

How to Obtain:  Automatically joins later in the game.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Pillage    |   Lv. 3  |Steals from the enemy|       At 3 Stars       |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|CannonBalls|   Lv. 5  |Pirate ship fires at |       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |the enemy.           |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Invincible |   Lv. 7  |Fargo's most powerful|Talk to "evil Fargo"    |
|           |          |ability.             |with Fargo in your party|
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  19  ][  20  ]
[  12  ][  14  ][  16  ][  23  ]
[  7   ][  8   ][  9   ][  13  ][  21  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
[  4   ][  6   ][  25  ]
[  17  ]

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FUNGUY:
Super Mario's Toad on steroids.  He's a giant walking, talking mushroom.  
He joins your party to find some way to turn himself back into a normal 
person. 

Innate Element: Yellow

Weapon: Axe or Hammer

How to Obtain:  There are two ways to get Funguy depending on what you 
did during the Viper Mansion sequence. First, find the guy in the cave 
under the waterfall in Home World's Shadow Forest.  Then go through the 
passage to Viper Mansion. Here's the split part:

1.  If you rolled a boulder to stop the insects during the Mansion sequence, 
then you'll have to chase an insect through a smaller hole to the right side 
of the screen.

2.  If you didn't roll the boulder, you'll need to battle a Wraith near 
the hole.

After this, a guy will give you a Mushroom, which you need to give to the 
man in the cave behind the waterfall.  After a short little sequence, Funguy 
will join your party.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Lumber Jack|   Lv. 3  |Chops the foe down.  |       At 3 Stars       |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Spore Cloud|   Lv. 5  |Shoots a bunch of    |       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |spores at the enemy. |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Myconoids  |   Lv. 7  |Sends a bunch of baby|Examine the little      |
|           |          |shrooms at the enemy.|mushrooms where he      |
|           |          |                     |joined, with him in     |
|           |          |                     |the party.              |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  19  ][  20  ]
[  12  ][  14  ][  16  ][  23  ]
[  7   ][  8   ][  9   ][  13  ][  21  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
[  4   ][  6   ][  25  ]
[  17  ]

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GLENN:
The brother of Dario, and a mighty knight.  He is very valorous, and makes 
a great addition to the team, with his strong attacks, and good Elemental 
Powers.

Innate Element: Green

Weapon: Sword and Einlanzer!

How to Obtain:  First, refuse to help Kid out by getting the Hydra Humour.  
Go to Termina with Macha, where you will see a conversation involving Glenn 
at the entrance.  Return to your boat, and Glenn will ask to join.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Dash&Gash  |   Lv. 3  |Charges up to do lots|       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |of damage.           |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________| 
|Sonic Sword|   Lv. 5  |Skill he learned from|       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |Dario.               |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Dive&Drive |   Lv. 7  |Most powerful attack.|       At 40 Stars      |
|           |          |Jumps on enemy, and  |                        |
|           |          |finishes with a kick.|                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  14  ][  18  ][  21  ][  28  ]
[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ][  32  ][  49  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  7   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

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GRECO:
An ex-wrestler turned exorcist, with psychic powers.  Geez, this guys like 
a Swiss Army Knife, minus the light-weight carry-in-your-pocket factor.  
Anyway, he attacks enemies with a variety of pro wrestling moves.  
Unfortunately, his magic skills just suck!

Innate Element: Red

Weapon: Glove

How to Obtain:  After the Viper Mansion sequence, meet Greco at his house, 
and he'll join.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Clothesline|   Lv. 3  |Runs at the enemy    |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |his arm extende.     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Flip-flop  |   Lv. 5  |Does some fancy drop |       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |kick thingy.         |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|GraveDigger|   Lv. 7  |Does a body slam off |Go to his house in the  |
|           |          |of a tombstone.      |Home World, and talk to |
|           |          |                     |the old guy there.      |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  7   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

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GROBYC:
A blue, cybernetic ninja.  He's not exactly the friendliest of guys, errrr 
robots, and you'll have to fight him to get him to join you.  Once he does, 
though, he's an excellent fighter and a decent mage.

Innate Element: Black

Weapon: Glove

How to Obtain:  Fight Grobyc during the Riddel rescue sequence, and on your 
way out of the mansion, he'll decide to join you.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Rocket Fist|   Lv. 3  |Shoots his fist at   |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |the enemy.           |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Hair Cutter|   Lv. 5  |Uses his funny hair  |       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |to blast the enemy.  |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Strong Arm |   Lv. 7  |Uses his top secret  |Check the coffin on the |
|           |          |weapon to wreak havoc|second floor of         |
|           |          |on the enemy.        |Chronopolis.            |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  14  ][  18  ][  21  ][  28  ]
[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ][  32  ][  49  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  7   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

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GUILE:
A mysterious drunk magician that moves oddly like Magus from Chrono Trigger.  
He is one of the three guides you can choose to take you to Viper Mansion.  
Simply put: Guile r0x0rz your b0x0rz and then some.  I highly suggest you 
choose him as your guide for your first play through, because of his awesome 
Tech Skills, his cool fierce attack, and his worthy magic schools, not to 
mention his great Elemental Chart (at least later in the game).  Guile is yo' 
daddy!

Innate Element: Black

Weapon: Rod

How to Obtain:  Speak to him at the bar when you're looking for a guide to 
Viper Mansion.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Wandaln    |   Lv. 3  |Teleports his wand   |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |into the enemy's     |                        |
|           |          |insides.             |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|WandaSwords|   Lv. 5  |Morphs his wand into |       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |swords that stab the |                        |
|           |          |enemy.               |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|LightninRod|   Lv. 7  |Zaps the enemy with  |       At 35 Stars      |
|           |          |lightning from his   |                        |
|           |          |wand.                |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

                                                        [  78  ]
                                                [  69  ][  72  ]
                                        [  60  ][  63  ][  66  ]
                                [  21  ][  34  ][  46  ][  48  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ][  37  ]
                [  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
                        [  28  ][  33  ][  40  ][  43  ][  55  ]
                                                        [  75  ]

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HARLE:
A harlequin as her name implies, that seems to be on Lynx's side.  She's got the
serious hots for Serge, and speaks with a French accent.  She joins your party for
a portion of the game.

Innate Element: Black

Weapon: Shot

How to Obtain:  She joins automatically in the Dimensional Vortex.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Moon Beams |   Lv. 3  |Shoots lunar energy  |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |at the enemy.        |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Moon Shine |   Lv. 5  |Protects the party   |       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |with lunar energy.   |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Lunalretic |   Lv. 7  |Starts an eclipse to |       At 25 Stars      |
|           |          |deal damage to the   |                        |
|           |          |enemy.               |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  35  ][  43  ]
[  26  ][  31  ][  34  ][  41  ][  46  ][  50  ]
[  14  ][  18  ][  21  ][  28  ][  39  ][  44  ][  48  ][  51  ]
[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ][  40  ][  49  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  7   ][  11  ][  16  ][  32  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  25  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

______________________________________________________________________________

IRENES:
A mermaid oxymoron.  She can somehow magically walk on land.  Anyways, 
she's a good healer, and one of the more powerful blue magic users.

Innate Element: Blue

Weapon: Harp Pick

How to Obtain:  When you are at Marbule in the Home World, speak to Toma, 
and then spend the night in the first hut.  In the middle of the night, 
Irenes will lead you to Zelbess, where you will have to fight a Sage.  
After the battle, go with Nikki to the back of his ship, and she will 
join you in the dressing room.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|WaterBreath|   Lv. 3  |Spits a great big one|       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |on the enemy.        |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Mer Melody |   Lv. 5  |Heals the party with |       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |a little tune.       |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Siren Song |   Lv. 7  |Hits the enemy with  |Talk to the Doctor in   |
|           |          |waves, as she plays  |Marbule after demihumans|
|           |          |her harp.            |return in the Home World|
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  35  ]
[  26  ][  31  ]
[  14  ][  18  ][  21  ][  28  ][  39  ][  44  ][  48  ]
[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ][  32  ][  49  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  4   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]       

________________________________________________________________________________

JANICE:
A creepy looking rabbit girl that really likes her carrots.

Innate Element: Black

Weapon: Carrot or Beta Carotene

How to Obtain:  Beat her three times in the tournament on the Zelbess in your  
home world.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Beat It    |   Lv. 3  |Beats the enemy with |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |her drums.           |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|24 Carrots |   Lv. 5  |Bounces carrots off  |       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |of her drum.         |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|What'sUpDoc|   Lv. 7  |Super powerful drum  |Speak to green creature |
|           |          |attack.              |in the Bend of Time with|
|           |          |                     |Janice leading party.   |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  35  ]  
[  26  ][  31  ]
[  14  ][  18  ][  21  ][  28  ][  39  ][  44  ][  48  ]
[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ][  32  ][  49  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  4   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

________________________________________________________________________________


KARSH:
The first couple times you meet Karsh, he'll attack you, but later on in the game,
he will join your party.  He is one of Viper's Dragoon Devas, making him quite
the warrior.

Innate Element: Green

Weapon: Axe

How to Obtain:  Karsh joins either in Termina when you have to rescue Riddel, or 
later on the S.S. Invincible.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|DragonRider|   Lv. 3  |Jumps on top of a    |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |dragon and charges at|                        |
|           |          |the enemy.           |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Axial Axe  |   Lv. 5  |Pumps up his axe and |       At 19 Stars      |
|           |          |chucks it into a     |                        |
|           |          |circle.              |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Axiomatic  |   Lv. 7  |Spins in circles with|Defeat Solt and Peppor  |
|           |          |his axe to buile up  |on Isle of the Damned   |
|           |          |power.               |with Karsh in your party|
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  14  ][  18  ][  21  ][  28  ]
[  4   ][  5   ][  6   ][  13  ][  15  ][  27  ][  32  ][  49  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  4   ][  11  ][  16  ][  25  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  19  ][  22  ][  40  ][  45  ]
[  9   ][  20  ][  24  ][  29  ][  33  ][  38  ][  42  ][  47  ]

_______________________________________________________________________________

KORCHA:
A strange little reble without a cause, who wears a very sick looking speedo and
a vest.  That's IT!  Anyway, he seems to like Kid, a lot, and he'll be more than
happy to loan you his boat for helping her out.

Innate Element: Blue

Weapon: Fishing Lure

How to Obtain:  Korcha will join only if you agree to help get the Hydra Humour 
for Kid.  He joins after he takes you back to Termina.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Head Butt  |   Lv. 3  |Swims into the enemy |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |through the air.     |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Hook&Sinker|   Lv. 5  |Picks up the foe with|       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |his fishing line.    |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Big Catch  |   Lv. 7  |Uses his special lure|Check the mermaid tank  |
|           |          |to get the enemy.    |in AW's Termina, then   |
|           |          |                     |speak to mermaid by     |
|           |          |                     |Greco's house.          |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  22  ]
[  19  ][  20  ]
[  12  ][  14  ][  16  ][  23  ]
[  7   ][  8   ][  9   ][  13  ][  21  ][  34  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ][  37  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
[  4   ][  6   ][  25  ][  28  ]
[  17  ][  27  ][  32  ]

_______________________________________________________________________________

LEAH:
Ayla, only shorter.  That about sums it up.  A cave girl with awesome strengthy,
fierce skills and tough defence.

Innate Element: Yellow

Weapon: Axe

How to Obtain:  She'll join the party at HW's Gaea's Navel.

Tech Skills:
 _____________________________________________________________________
| Tech Name | Tech Lvl |     Description     |        Obtained        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Rock Throw |   Lv. 3  |Throws rocks at the  |       At 3 Stars       |
|           |          |enemy.               |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Tail Spin  |   Lv. 5  |Does a tornado-type  |       At 15 Stars      |
|           |          |of attack.           |                        |
|           |          |                     |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|
|Triple Kick|   Lv. 7  |Just like Ayla's.    |       At 35 Stars      |
|           |          |Kicks enemy three    |                        |
|           |          |times (duh!)         |                        |
|___________|__________|_____________________|________________________|

Elemental Grid: 

[  22  ][  31  ]
[  19  ][  20  ][  24  ]
[  12  ][  14  ][  16  ][  23  ][  36  ]
[  7   ][  8   ][  9   ][  13  ][  21  ][  34  ]
[  0   ][  0   ][  0   ][  5   ][  11  ][  18  ][  26  ]
[  1   ][  2   ][  3   ][  10  ][  15  ][  29  ][  35  ][  41  ]
[  4   ][  6   ][  25  ][  28  ][  33  ][  40  ][  43  ][  44  ]
[  17  ][  27  ][  32  ]

_______________________________________________________________________________



                  ////||||Frequently Asked Questions||||\\\\ 

              Pending until I'm frequently being asked questions.
________________________________________________________________________________

                 ////||||Credits & Other Good Sources||||\\\\ 

BRADYGAMES OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE- My main source of information for Chrono
Cross.  I haven't quite finished the game, so right now, I'm using their info
as a basis for my FAQ.  The Strategy Guide's really good, and anyone who wants
to maximize their Chrono Cross experience should probably check it out.

JEREMY PARISH (AKA TOASTYFROG0'S CHRONO CROSS FAQ- Next to the Official 
Strategy Guide, this is the best Walktrough you'll find.  I haven't really 
been using info from it, as it hasn't been updated for the English version of
CC yet, but many of you who don't have 15 bucks to spend on a guide will find
it extremely helpful.  Not to mention that Toasty Frog just so happens to be
one of the funniest writers I've ever read.  You can find this one at GameFAQ's.

CB'S CHARACTER FAQ- Until I get mine completely finished, this is going to be your
best source of info for character descriptions and evaluations.  Make sure and 
check it out at GameFAQ's.

SQUARESOFT-  If you don't know who this is, then why, for the love of all things
holy, are you reading this?  If you just enjoy reading about characters from 
random games you've never heard of made by companies you've never heard of, 
you're either my dad, or a very, very sad person.  Anyway, Square made Chrono
Cross, and I love them for that.  So remember, the next time you see Hironobu 
Sakaguchi, give him a big hug for me!

If you have any questions, comments, corrections, or you just feel like you need
a scapegoat in your life, feel free to e-mail me at Swuabino@kscable.com