THE LEGEND OF DRAGOON FAQ BY JEREMY TAN Neokaiser@hotmail.com Ver. 2.0 Updated 5/1/99 Sony’s Legend of Dragoon is swirling up a storm among many RPG fans, so I’ll have the privilege to give all those gamers out there the helpful little start for the game. CONTENTS: 1) Version Info 2) Mod-Chip Lock Info 3) Playable Characters 4) Replacement Character Info 5) Character Strategy 6) Element Types 7) Element Colors 8) Additional Combo system 9) Dragoon System 10) Dragoon Stone Locations 11) Item Magic Use 12) Dragoon Magics 13) World Map Uses 14) Money 15) Status Screen 16) Status Effects 17) Final Boss Battle Tips 18) Pocketstation Mini-game Info 19) Story & Plot Info 20) Hints & Tips 21) Credits and Thanks 22) Copyright Info 1)VERSION INFO Ver 1.0- Initial FAQ Ver 1.1- Dragoon Magics column added, new tips added. Minor errors fixed. Ver 1.2- Combo speeds added to character information. Minor errors fixed. Ver 1.3- Updated Copyright Info. Dragoon Magic Lists completed. Ver 1.4- Added to Dragoon Magic Lists. Added to Element Types section. Ver 1.5- Some errors corrected. Final Boss battle tips added. Ver 1.6- Some errors corrected. Added some new sections. Ver 1.7- Minor changes in some sections, adding new information. Ver 1.8- New sections added. New information added to existing sections Ver 1.9- Pocketsation Mini-game Info added. Minor errors fixed. Ver 2.0- Character Strategy section added. Minor errors fixed. 2) MOD-CHIP LOCK INFO I’ve received some E-mails asking about this. First things first, The Legend of Dragoon game comes with the Mod-Chip Lock protection which prevents the game from working on a modified Playstation. The lock used in Legend of Dragoon is the latest version and could not easily be overridden with some earlier codes using the Game Shark/Pro Action Replay. This is the latest override code and should get the job done: D01BF172 1040 801BF172 1000 D00FAA36 1040 800FAA36 1000 Note that pirated copies of the game also contain the Mod-Chip Lock. This becomes apparent during the changing of Discs. But as those official companies say: Piracy is a crime! That’s why Mod-Chip Locks were invented! 3)PLAYABLE CHARACTERS This is the list of all the playable characters in the game, some slight background information, the weapons they use, their Elemental Type and the speeds of their Additional Combos. Dart The hero of the game. He is of the Fire element. Well-balanced stats. Dart is a 23 year old with a tragic past. He is skillful with a sword and is a very charismatic person. He loves Shana though he denies it early in the game. His combos range from slow and easy to fast and furious. Shana A cheerful and beautiful young woman and childhood friend of Dart. She is of the Holy element. She is skilled in the use of a bow and does not use Additional Combos. She has deep feelings for Dart and tries all out to get his attention. She has a horrifying destiny and only Dart can save her from it. Ravits A brave knight. He is of the Wind element. He uses a spear incredibly well. He and Dart meet when Dart helped him in the prison. Together they break Shana out and cause one hell of a ruckus. He and Dart soon become good friends. His combos are of medium to fast in speed. Ros’e A mysterious and quiet woman with a past that links her somehow to Dart and his father. She is of the Dark element. She uses a sword to slash her enemies at great speeds. She seldom speaks much but eventually opens up to Dart and the rest later in the game. She joins after reawakening Dart’s Dragoon stone when he was in trouble. Her combos are fast and furious. Harsou An old but strong man. He is of the Thunder element. He is a martial arts master who uses his fists to pummel his opponents with great strength. He joins Dart after the Fighting Tournament. His combos range from slow to fast and tricky. Alberto A honorable young king. He is of the Wind element. Like Ravits, he uses a spear with great ease. He joins after Dart and gang rescue him from Prison. He takes over Ravits place in the game. His combos are the same as Ravit’s Mailo A charming and cheerful girl. She is of the Water element. She uses a hammer which seems WAY to heavy for her. She joins Dart and gang to rescue a friend and also help Dart retrieve his Dragoon stone. She likes to flirt with Dart and butt in on Dart and Shana’s budding romance with humorous results. She is one of the few remaining of the race of winged humans. Her combos are super fast! She’s cute too! Kongol A strong Giant. He is of the Earth element. He uses a gigantic ax to floor his opponents. Dart faces Kongol in battle twice before he and Ros’e finally knock some sense into him. He joins after he saves Dart and company from falling debris. His combos are slow to medium in terms of speed. Leenus A blonde and strong woman. She is of the Holy element. She uses a bow with great skill. She is a loyal companion. She is very assertive and tomboyish especially when she pummels the Captain of the Guard for screwing up. Her father disappeared when she was young and her mother disappeared when she set out to look for him. She takes over Shana’s place when she falls ill again. She does not have Additional Combos. 4) REPLACEMENT CHARACTER INFO 2 of the playable characters will be replaced by other characters in Legend of Dragoon due to the story’s plot. Ravits will be replaced by Alberto in Disc 1. Shana will be replaced by Leenus in Disc 3. The stats, skills, experience, Dragoon level and equipment will all be carried over to the replacement characters. So, it is still a priority to train both Ravits and Shana! 5) CHARACTER STRATEGY Players get to use a total of 7 characters till the end of the game. To ensure that these 7 characters are used to their full potential, I have written up this Character Strategy section to give some tips in using the 7 characters in battle. Dart Dart is the main character and is also the most used character in the game. He has balanced stats and is both good on offense and defense. To make full use of him, it is advised to learn all his Combos. His first few Combos allow you to get by in the first few parts of the game. Equip him with the best sword you can find/buy as you’ll want his attack power to be as high as possible. Have him attack as much as possible and heal only when necessary. He becomes a real powerhouse if you equip him with the Legend Armor and Helm! He has average speed so his attack rounds will come occasionally. Take note that his last 2 combos are learnt only after you master all the previous Additional Combos. His final Combo is the most useful, so try to master it! His Dragoon utilizes Fire based attacks, so he is useful against Water-based enemies. His Fire Strike is his most useful spell for long Boss fights! Ravits/Alberto He is a strong character with good physical attacks and defense but low magic attack power and defense. His Combos are quite good but require some tricky timing to master. His last 3 Combos are very useful so master them! He is slow in battle, so make sure you pull off all his combos successfully to make the most of him! Being of the Wind Element, his spells target multiple targets. His Wind Barrier is useful in early Boss fights. Use Wind Blast or Combo attacks for the stronger Bosses in the later part of the game. Shana/Leenus Simply said, her physical attack and defense are low. Her high magic power and defense however should make up for it. She is the only character unable to use Combos but that doesn’t mean she’s useless! Her normal attack may not deal much damage, but she recovers a lot of SP with each shot, so she’ll probably be the quickest to transform. She is very important in long Boss battles as she is the ONLY character that has a spell to revive fallen characters! Her Angel Voice spell can be said to be the most important spell in the game! Build her Dragoon Level as high as possible as quickly as you can as you’ll use her a lot in the later parts of the game due to her healing powers. Due to her low physical attributes, it’s imperative that you equip her with the most powerful armor and weapon you can find since you can’t use magic all the time! Use her Dragoon form only if your characters require healing. In the later part of the game, her Dragoon form will be the most used in battle since she can recover a lot of SP quickly due to her fast speed and the fact that she recovers a reasonable amount of SP each turn. Ros’e She is a good character to use on the offensive due to her high attack power and speed. Her first few Combos are short and easy but deal a good amount of damage early in the game. Her later Combos are much longer and harder to execute but the damage dealt makes it all worthwhile. The only drawback of Ros’e is her low HP and defense, and the fact that a lot of Bosses and enemies in the later parts of the game are also of the Dark Element type. Her weapons and armor keep her going, so upgrade often! Her Dragoon may not be useful on many enemies but her spells are still good. Her Life Drain is useful and cheap to cast and will probably be her most used spell in Boss battles. Use her Black Dragon spell on Bosses that are not of the Dark Element, if you had raised her levels high enough, her spells and Combo attacks will really hit HARD! Mailo All I’ll say is that she is the fastest character in the game. Her physical attacks, HP and defense are low. Her magic is good though. You may think that because of her low physical attack power she wouldn’t do much damage. Train her levels high enough and master her last few Combos and you’ll think differently! Her final Combo does 600% damage at max level! Her high speed allows her to attack a lot of times in battle, making her quite useful. Her Dragoon Spells are good and her Healing Rain heals a good amount of HP. Mailo’s greatest asset is her speed, so use it to your advantage. Note that her Combos are all very fast and tricky, so be patient and try to get the rhythm of her Combos correct, it’ll make mastering them easier. Harsou Martial artists like him have good physical attack and defense. He is slightly faster than Dart and his Combos are quite useful but tricky. His Dragoon is good, spells are mostly single hitting but are very strong. Use Combo attacks for later Boss fights as they seem more useful and damaging. Try to master his final Combo. Harsou is a powerful character at a high level! Kongol Pain is what this guy is all about. He has incredibly high physical attack and defensive power and lots of HP. The problem is, he has the speed of a lethargic slug. His defense and high HP will allow him to endure severe punishment until his next turn. Buy armor with high magic defense power for him or else he will be reduced to a pile of ash from some of the spells of the last few Bosses. His Combos are all short and easy and will allow him to dish out major damage! To use him more effectively, equip him with a Thief’s Boots or Ring to increase his speed! You’ll then have fast slugger that’ll really make monsters scatter! He only has 3 spells, most of them are good were it not a fact that his magic attack power is low. His Dragoon is the hardest to train, so be warned! In conclusion, try to get used to the specific strengths and weaknesses of each of the characters and master their Combos. Train all of them to high levels before entering the Final Dungeon as they will have to face a Boss alone! So they’ll have to be strong. Do not leave any of your characters idle. You’ll need a well-balanced party to make it through the game with ease. 6) ELEMENTAL TYPES There are basically 7 basic Elements in the game, namely: Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Holy, Dark and Thunder and 1 Non-Element, Void. Double damage is dealt when an enemy is hit with an opposing element. Damage is halved if and enemy is hit with the same element type. Normal damage is dealt if the enemy is hit with and elemental attack that it is neither strong or weak against. The following show which element is strong against which. 1) Fire/Water, Water/Fire 2) Holy/Dark, Dark/Holy 3) Thunder/Wind/Earth, Earth/Thunder 4) Void/All Elements 7) ELEMENT COLORS The colors of each Element Type are shown in the name bars of enemies and characters, here is how to identify them: Fire- Red Water- Blue Holy- Yellow Dark- Very Dark Purple Thunder- Purple Wind- Green Earth- Orange Brown Void- Black 8) ADDITIONAL COMBO SYSTEM (ACS) The ACS is a system where you have to use great concentration and precise timing to pull off successfully. The pressing of the O button when the lines enter the grid will allow the continuation of the Combo. Failing to do so will mean your Combo ending pre-maturely and dealing less damage. A Yellow flash indicates you were too slow in pressing the button and a slight White flash indicates you were too early in pressing the button. There is a chance that the enemy will counter during certain Combos, in this case the grid will flash in Blue and you will have to press the X button at the right time to continue your Combo and prevent taking damage! Combos level up after every 20 successful executions, meaning you’ll have to complete the combo to gain 1 EXP. There are altogether 5 levels of mastery. With each level up increasing the amount of SP gained and the damage percentage of the Combo. It is imperative that you master all the Combos of all characters to make battles shorter and easier. The advanced combos are insanely complicated and sometimes FAST, so be warned! These advanced combos are usually the last few your characters will learn and can ONLY be unlocked after you have mastered all other combos beforehand. This combos are worth it though, dealing up to 450% to 600% damage! The beginning few combos are gained at certain character levels. 9) DRAGOON SYSTEM For characters to transform into Dragoons, you must first find their respective Dragoon Stones. The Dragoon system allows the use of Dragoon Magic and an all new Dragoon Combo system. The Dragoon Combo System consists of a large circle with a mark at the top. The objective is to press the O button at the exact time a glowing orb hits the mark for one successive hit for a total of five or less in Kongol’s case. To transform, you will need a minimum of 100SP for 1 Dragoon Level. Dragoon Stones gain EXP to level up, but ONLY if the owner participates in battle! There are a total of 5 levels for each Dragoon Stone, with each level increasing the total percentage the character’s stats will increase upon transformation, learning a new spell, gaining more MP and increasing the allowable storage of SP by 100. 100SP is used up during the Dragoon form when the character attacks or uses magic, when all SP is depleted, the character reverts to normal. The higher your Dragoon Level and the more SP stored will allow for more turns in Dragoon form. There is a Special command in the game. To unlock it, all 3 characters participating in battle must have their respective Dragoon Stones. Max out all their SP bars, you can tell when the SP bars flash. A new command will then appear in the shape of a “yinyang” symbol. Select this to have all characters transform at the same time and have all characters and enemies transported to an elemental battlefield. The elemental battlefield is determined by the character who selected the Special Command, if Dart led the transformation, you will transport to the Fire elemental battlefield. The elemental battlefield bestows benefits on the Dragoon with the same element as the field. For example, Dart chooses to attack, instead of the Dragoon Combo orb appearing, Dart’s combo is automatically executed at max damage! Magic spells with the same element as the field also tend to be more successful. Note that in Dragoon form, the character can only choose to attack or use magic and is unable to defend, use items or escape unless he/she reverts back to normal. 10) DRAGOON STONE LOCATIONS Fire- Disc 1, Dart starts with it. Can be used after 1st battle against Kongol. Dark- Disc 1, Ros’e starts with it. Wind- Disc 1, Defeat Emerald Fang Dragon boss. Holy- Disc 1, received at Holy Shrine, used to heal Shana from illness. Thunder- Disc 1, received after final battle in Disc 1. Water- Disc 2, Defeat Sea Dragon boss. Earth- Disc 3/4, bought from street merchant at Town with Fighting Tournament. Void- Disc 4, receive before final battle. 11) ITEM MAGIC USE You may be wondering, if you can only cast spells in Dragoon form how would you be able to use elemental magic when not in Dragoon form or when you are out of MP? In comes magic items. Magic items can be bought, found or dropped by enemies. You use them like items for a one time only blast of elemental mayhem. Some of this items allow the player to boost them up by rapidly pummeling the O button just like the GF Boost in FF8. More powerful spells cost a bomb or are harder to find. 12) DRAGOON MAGICS Magic spells can be used by Dragoons with the expansion of MP. Here is the list of spells learned by the character’s Dragoon Stones, the levels at which they are learnt and their effects, the name translations may not be accurate as I have exactly no clue on how to properly translate Japanese text DIRECTLY to English: #Dart Lv1 Fireball- Dart pummels a fireball into a single enemy. 10MP Lv2 Eruption- Flames erupt from the ground damaging all enemies. 20MP Lv3 Fire Strike- Dart charges through a single enemy, causing great damage. 30MP Lv5 Red Dragon- Heavy Fire damage to all enemies. 80MP #Dart (with King Dragon Dragoon Stone) Lv1 Dragon Vulcan- Devastating Void damage to all enemies. 50MP Lv2 Dragon Cannon- Devastating Void damage to one enemy. 50MP #Shana/Leenus Lv1 Moonlight- Heals the HP of 1 character and restores status. 10MP Lv2 Divine Blast- Weak Holy damage on all enemies. 20MP Lv3 Angel Voice- Heals HP of party, restores fallen characters. 30MP Lv5 White Dragon- Heavy Holy damage to all enemies and restores party’s HP. 80MP #Ros’e Lv1 Life Drain- Drains HP of one enemy to heal entire party. 10MP Lv2 Evil Shatter- Weak Dark damage to all enemies, may cause Fear to enemies. 20MP Lv3 Shadow Gate- Destroys all enemies. Bosses unaffected. 30MP Lv5 Black Dragon- Heavy Dark damage to a single enemy. 80MP #Ravits/Alberto Lv1 Wind Hawk- Weak Wind damage on all enemies. 20MP Lv2 Wind Barrier- Halves damage received by party members for 3 turns. 20MP Lv3 Wind Blast- Heavy Wind damage to a single enemy. 30MP Lv5 Green Dragon- Heavy Wind damage to all enemies. 80MP #Mailo Lv1 Ice Blast- Water damage to a single enemy. 10MP Lv2 Healing Rain- Restores party’s HP and increases defenses slightly. 20MP Lv3 Ice Blade- Water damage to all enemies. 30MP Lv4 Blue Dragon- Heavy Water attack on one enemy. 80MP #Harsou Lv1 Thunder Sphere- Weak Thunder damage to a single enemy. 10MP Lv2 Thunder Blast- Strong Thunder damage to one enemy. causes Knocked Cold. 20MP Lv3 Raijin Strike- Heavy Thunder damage to a single enemy. 30MP Lv4 Purple Dragon- Devastating lightning blast on a single enemy. 80MP #Kongol Lv1 Quake- Weak Earth damage to all enemies. 20MP Lv2 Meteor Strike- Strong Earth damage to all enemies. 30MP Lv5 Yellow Dragon- Heavy Earth Damage. 80MP 13) WORLD MAP USE The World Map is not just for you to have your character travel from one point to another. By zooming out twice, you’ll come across an overall map with two arrows. The Red arrow is your current location, the Blue arrow is your next destination! This feature can be misleading in the late parts of the game though. Your characters can only travel in areas with beads leading to them. The special enemies can ONLY be encountered on the World Map. Refer to the Hints and Tips section of the FAQ for more info on the special enemies. 14) MONEY The currency used is GP. Money is hard to come by in the game, so try to save as much as possible. The best weapons, armor and items WILL make you cry to the bank! The best way to save money is to minimize the use of items and if you have the Pocketstation, you can transfer items and money found in the mini-game into the game. 15) STATUS SCREEN The status screen is shows information on your characters, translated as follows, the options are: 1) Status 2) Items 2a) Use item 2b) Discard 2c) Arrange 2d) Important Items 3) Equip weapons and armor 4) Additional Combo settings 5) Change party members 6) Options-music, dragoon animation on/off, vibration 7) Pocketstation 8) Save Game 16) STATUS EFFECTS Green bubbles- Poison, character takes damage each turn. Yellow ?s- Confusion, loose control of character. Pink hearts- Charmed, attacks team members. Black circles- Blind, cannot attack, wears off with time. Lying down, 0HP- Fainted, cannot do anything until revived or recovers after battle. Lying down, Rock- Stoned, cannot do anything, game over if everyone is stoned. Lying down, blue circles and a yellow sphere- Knocked Cold, cannot do anything until woken. Character looks weak, gains 0SP when attacking- Drained, cannot gain SP. Blue skulls- Fear, character deals half damage, receives double damage. 17) FINAL BOSS BATTLE TIPS The final battle in Legend of Dragoon is though and many people out there say it’s near impossible. I have decided to give some helpful tips and list the bulk of the attacks that I have seen of the final bosses. Item Preparation: Though it is not necessary for you to have all the listed items. Having as much of them as possible however, will make the final battle much easier. a) Healing Items- bring multi-character healing items that heal half to all HP to all members. You cannot afford to slowly heal one character at a time! Bring about 10. b) Magic restores- Require at least 7, if you have the one that restores the MP of all characters it will be an added bonus. c) Revives- Bring at least 8! You’ll need to be able to revive your characters! Duh! d) Magic items- Multi-hitting spell items help out in certain situations. Bring at least 5 e) SP Potions- to restore 100SP quickly for emergencies. If you don’t have any then add 2 more Magic restores to your inventory. Equipment Preparation: a) Accessories or armor that increase your MP is an added plus for this battle. So far I have found a ring that doubles my MP, though I forgot where I found it and a helm that increases a characters MP by 50%. I equip the ring on Dart to allow him to use his Dragon Vulcan and Dragon Cannon attacks more often. b) Legend Armor and Legend Helm. Yep, it’s those 10000 GP monster armors in the two weapon shops in the game. Though it is not necessary to have them it does make the battle easier. If you struggled and purchased these babies before entering the Final Dungeon, good for you. I bought one of each for Dart, allowing him to really last in the final battle! c) If you didn’t buy the Legend Armor and Helm, then make sure you buy those Dragoon Armors in the Final Dungeon. They really add a lot to your Magic Defense and will allow you to survive the powerful spells used by the Boss. No kidding. Level and skill preparation: a) Make sure the characters of choice you are going to use in the final battle are at least Level 40+ and have already MASTERED their final combos, the enemies in the Final dungeon are powerful and give lots of EXP. I used Dart, Ros’e and Leenus for the final battle. Dart’s final combo is quite easy to execute once you get the hang of it, not to mention it will dish out 450% damage! b) The chosen characters must have maxed their Dragoons at Level 5. c) Equip the best possible weapons and armor you have and prepare to fight! d) Enter the battle with all characters’ SP bars fully charged! Boss Forms: The battlefield will span 6 Generations. From the creation of the world to it’s predicted End. The Final Boss will take 4 different forms through these 6 generations. This might interest you gamers. The total HP of the boss remains the same for all 4 forms and the more damage you deal to the boss’s first form the better! All damage estimates are dependent on the strength of your armor and the level of your characters so they may not be accurate. a) 1st Form: Boss and 4 tentacles. This form of the Boss is the easiest. He uses mainly high-level Earth and Dark type magic. Use Dart’s Dragon Vulcan and some multi-hitting spells or attacks to take out the tentacles. Once the tentacles are out of the way, unleash Dragon Cannon and all the most powerful attacks of your characters. You should be dealing at least 3000 damage each turn. This form has the lowest defense so the more damage you succeed in dealing, the more easier it will be to deal with the other 3 forms. b) 2nd Form: Boss with sword and cannons. Most of this bosses attacks target a single character, but can be damaging due to his increased speed and power. This boss attacks very quickly with a laser sword which deals around 300-750 HP damage to a character. He also uses the Dart’s Dragon Cannon attack, dealing 600-1800 HP damage to a character. He also uses the Galaxy Cannon occasionally, causing around 1000-2000 HP in damage to all characters. Occasionally he will suck up one character for about 2-3 turns and then shooting him/her out at another character. This causes around 600-1500 HP damage to both characters and can be pretty irritating! c) 3rd Form: Spacecraft/gun form!? This boss has varying attacks depending on the time of day. Night: will summon out 4 projectiles and uses them to attack all party members for a small amount of damage. Shoots a globe at a single character for 200-1000 HP damage and the occasional Galaxy Cannon. Some physical attacks Daytime: uses a large fireball on all characters, causing 500-1500 HP damage. A Gravity Press attack on all characters, causing 600-1800 HP damage. Globe shooting and physical attacks as usual, he also uses a powerful Fire based attack on all characters. Dish out as much damage as possible to this form of the boss as well. I managed to get his life down to Yellow, which meant I was half done. Yeah! d) Final Form: Horseshoe Crab? This is THE toughest form of the boss. If you had successfully managed to bring the HP of the previous 3 forms down, this boss SHOULD have at least have lost more than 50% of it’s HP. This is one battle you do NOT want to prolong since you’ll probably be running out of restorative items by now. This is going to be one desperate battle! The boss uses devastating and high-level spells. You have the usual Earth and Dark spells together with a Holy and Wind spells and the devastating Ice Circle attack that can seriously cripple or kill off your entire party outright! Dealing between 1000-4500 HP in water damage! That’s why I said armor with High Magic Defense is a must! There is also a slightly less devastating tornado attack that deals around 1500-2500 HP damage to all characters. The boss also attacks with Confusion Song which can cause Confuse to all your characters and if this happens, it could very well mean the end! Do NOT change all your characters into Dragoons at the same time! This boss uses an Energy Field attack which reduces the power and defense of all Dragoons to 10%! You can tell if the boss is going to use this attack when he spawns two ‘helpers’. Limit the use of Dragoons in this battle! The boss also uses the Angel Assault attack on one character occasionally, causing around 1200-3000 HP damage. The boss also uses a Lightning Laser, causing around 600 to 1500 HP damage to a single character. The Hologram attack is just a simple physical attack that hits six times causing around 600-1800 HP in damage. The ‘helpers’ are deadly against Dragoons when the Energy Field is in effect. The use normal physical attacks, a spore attack that does around 2000-8000(eek) HP damage to a Dragoon with the Energy Field in effect, it does around 200-800 HP in damage when the Energy Field is no longer in effect. They also have a kamikaze attacks that instantly kills one character and the ‘helper’. They also have an incredibly funny attack where the ‘helper’ sends one of your character to another realm and you gain control of the ‘helper’! The ‘helper’ has two choosable attacks, a normal physical attack and a Special Attack where the ‘helper’ does the Macarena to restore the HP of the other two characters! Really funny stuff! The battle ends when Dart automatically transforms and deals the deathblow with a Dragon Cannon Blast. After that, enjoy one of the best RPG endings ever! Don’t forget to wait for the credits to roll finish! 18) POCKETSTATION MINI-GAME INFO For those of you fortunate to get your hands on a Pocketstation, the playing of Legend of Dragoon is going to be more fun! The Pocketstation mini-game require 9 Blocks of Memory. In the mini-game, you take control of a digger. Your job is to search for money and items. The digger can become stronger if you find special items to increase his stats. You mainly travel around underground tunnels looking for treasure. You will encounter enemies which you have to defeat and the occasional boss! Defeating a boss nets you a rare or unique item that cannot be found in the main game and can be found only in the Pocketstation mini-game! All the money and items you find can be transferred to the main game to be used! This is the ONLY way to get items you cannot find in the main game! Though the items you can find are not necessary for the story in the main game, they do help in making battles easier. The rarest item I found so far is an accessory that can be sold for 5000GP at a shop and really boosts the characters stats! This is one reason to go out and find a Pocketstation! 19) STORY & PLOT INFO Warning!: May contain SPOILERS! Recently, I’ve been getting mail inquiring into the more complex parts of the games story, well, I can’t reply to all the messages I get, so I’m taking the effort to explain some of the deeper aspects of the game’s story for everyone who wants to know! These are all the plots people have been asking me, though they might not be 100% accurate, it’s the best I can do with my Japanese to English dictionary and my ‘unreliable’ friends okay? But I welcome corrections, E-mail me if you know something I don’t. I’ll post you in the Credit section if your information is correct. I’ll do checks! Feel free to contribute too! PRELUDE: In the world of Legend of Dragoon, there are believed to be 108 existing races. Common sense will tell you that some of this races didn’t really get along. About thousands of years ago, the race of Humans waged a war with the race of the Winged, humans with the ability to fly naturally. The purpose of the war was lost in time. Some said it was due to a major dispute, some say a great evil fanned the flames of the war and some think it was over the Tree of God. The Winged were at an advantage in the early part of the war, easily routing the Human forces with Magic and airborne assaults. The Humans were about to lose when they discovered the ability to use the spirits of deceased dragons to transform into Dragoons. This new found powers gave Humans a great advantage and eventually the tide of the war turned. The final outcome is unknown, but one things for sure, Humans have occupied almost every inch of the world and nothing is known of what had happened to the Winged. STORY: The story begins with Ros’e observing the Emerald Fang Dragon hunting in the forest. She senses something and proceeds to enter the forest. We then shift to a scene of the army of a tyrannical King razing the village of Shana’s Father, who is the Elder. Many are killed and the Commander that led the assault together with a hooded man come across the unconscious Shana. The Commander uses a glowing orb and mentioned something about Shana being ‘the One’. The hooded man ordered for her to be taken to the nearby Prison until further orders. Dart was adopted by the village Elder when he was young and he is currently resting a clearing in the forest oblivious to what is happening to his adopted village until he hears the hoof beats of some Riders. He confronts one of them but before he can do anything, Emerald Fang appears and sends everyone bolting. Ros’e eventually saves him and he immediately runs to the village. Ros’e feels something familiar about Dart. The story then starts with earnest when Dart breaks into the prison and meets up with Ravits, the two of them then raise one hell of a ruckus and rescue Shana. Unaware of the conspiracy the were about to get embroiled in. DART’S PAST: Dart originally lived in a village in the Northern parts of the continent. 18 years ago when Dart was 5 years old, his village was under attack by the Black Demon. His father, who is a Dragoon user takes Dart to safety before running off with his wife and other companions to do battle with the Black Demon, who had already established a stronghold in the skies. Dart’s parents never made it back though the Demon was vanquished. It is later learnt that Ros’e was the only survivor, or is she? All will be answered in Disc 4 so I’m not going to give any spoilers! THE KING OF DRAGONS: The Dragons in Legend of Dragoon are incredibly fearsome and powerful creatures of various shapes. Some look like giant fish or even fighter jets! The dragons also have their own hierarchy, with the weaker dragon bowing down to the stronger one. The color of their eyes indicate their power and age. The King Dragon was the most powerful and most feared of all the dragons. Not to mention it is also the most ancient. The King Dragon was finally sealed away in Fire Dragon Mountain thousands of years ago. Recently, the King Dragon has awakened and eventually breaks free in Disc 3. Leveling a city in an awesome display of fury and power. Dart and gang will eventually have to confront it. The dragons of the Dragoon stones Dart and gang posses were formerly dragons lower in level than the King Dragon that is why Dart and gang were told NOT to use their Dragoon powers when fighting King Dragon. You can use your Dragoon powers if you want but don’t blame me if you get pummeled into oblivion! DRAGOON STONES: Dragoon Stones are actually the spirits of long deceased dragons. The powers of dragons can be harnessed in two ways. One is through Dragoon Stones which come in the shape of the deceased dragon’s eye or though their actual spirit which look like dragon embryos and are encountered in the middle of Disc 4. 20) HINTS AND TIPS ~ You can tell the remaining HP of an enemy by the selection arrow above it. Blue indicates it still has a lot of HP, Yellow means it has already lost at least 50% of it’s Hp and Red means that the enemy has less than 25% of it’s HP remaining. Use this as a gauge to plan your attacks! ~ Running is easy and almost always successful, run if you are in trouble! ~ Save money! Duh! ~ Use healing pools or fireflies to restore health to save money and healing items whenever possible! ~ Master all combos to make battles easier! ~ Conserve MP! Use lower level spells instead of high level Dragon summons if the battle is a long one! ~ Use Dragon summons only if it is absolutely necessary. At 80-100MP a pop, you know what I mean. ~ Certain boss battles require you to answer questions correctly instead of attacking, others require that you answer correctly in order to damage a boss! Be warned! ~ Do not rely on Dragoons too much and try to work on your Additional Combos more often! ~ There are some battles where using Dragoons can prove fatal! One such example is the battle with the King Dragon in Disc 3. ~ Keep one or two magic items in standby for emergencies! ~ Due to lack of space, plan beforehand how many of each item you want to keep in the inventory. You have only 32 slots for perishable items. ~ Save often! ~ Certain Status Effects can be canceled simply by having the affected character transform into a Dragoon! Use this to your advantage! ~ The Holy Dragoon is the only one capable of using revive magic at level 3! Make it a priority to train Shana’s/Leenus’ Dragoon! ~ Defending not only halves the damage your character receives, it also restores 10% of the character’s HP! This will help save on using potions! ~ Build the levels of your characters as high as possible! This may take hours! ~ Talk to everyone if you are stumped. ~ Yellow text indicate names of places and people. ~ Red text indicate important items or information. Take note! ~ There are some special enemies with incredibly high defenses and always deal 10% of a character’s HP in damage. They are fast and run away often. You can encounter them only on the Map Screen. Defeating one nets you 1000+ EXP! ~ The Earth Dragoon Stone can only be bought in Disc 3 or 4 at the Town where the Fighting Tournament was held! Don’t miss it out! ~ Use normal or Void based attacks on enemies with the Void element as they are usually strong against all the other elemental attacks. ~ Stardust can be found by searching fireplaces, barrels, tables flowers...etc in towns. ~ There is an optional boss in Disc 3 in the snow area where everyone camped out in the cave. Just before exiting, explore a little. You will be surprised. The boss carries a red sword and is very powerful. If you can’t find him, don’t ask me, I ain’t telling! :) 21) Credit & Thanks I, Jeremy Tan, have pieced this FAQ together by myself (so far). I give thanks to my trusty mugs of coffee and those ‘unreliable’ friends who have been encouraging me to write this FAQ. 22) Copyright Info This FAQ is written by me, Jeremy Tan Meng Hui of Singapore for the sole purpose of giving players a head start in the game. Do not steal this FAQ as your own as stated in by Law, you can be sued! It is however allowed to have this FAQ displayed in web pages as long as this FAQ remains unaltered. Permission must be granted to have information from this FAQ to be used in magazines or books that are for sale. Copyright 22nd December 1999.