Dark Cloud Bestiary

Version 1.2 completed by Odge (djgaunt86@hotmail.com)

Contents
1) Introduction
2) Version History
3) Bestiary
4) Legal Stuff and Credits

1) Introduction

Hooray! Dark Cloud is finally out and the PS2 has its first half-decent RPG. 
The long wait since I first bought my PS2 had certainly been worth it, since 
Dark Cloud is certainly a unique and extremely playable game.
Dark Cloud combines elements of a city-building game, and a Zelda-like RPG. 
Basically, a Dark Genie has been released, and is destroying all the towns 
of a peaceful continent (original story, I don’t think.) Your job is to 
rebuild these villages. Easy, huh?
Unfortunately, no. The pieces of the village have been transported into a 
dungeon by the ‘Fairy King,’ to prevent their destruction, and of course its 
your job to go in their, slaughter bucketloads of enemies that have just 
coincidentally turned up, and return with the pieces to rebuild the village. 
However, it doesn’t end there. Once you’ve rebuilt a house and put villagers 
inside it, they will start demanding things of you, such as things they want 
in their house, and where they want their house within the village. Only 
once you’ve fulfilled the needs of all the villagers can you fully complete 
the village.
One of the main joys of the game is creating your own village design using a 
god-game like interface, deciding where you want to place houses, rivers, 
and trees. You can then zoom down to the ground, and walk around in your 
newly created village, chatting to the villagers, and admiring the views.
The dungeon part of the game is also worthy of note, and blends parts of 
Zelda with Vagrant Story, which obviously produces a winning combination. 
Dark Cloud takes the map, the real time battle system (including the lock on 
and charge attacks), and the day-night system of Zelda. It then takes the 
entire weapon system from Vagrant Story (not from Final Fantasy VII and 
VIII, like some people are saying), including the gem attachments, the 
weapon attributes (although these are not affected by attacking enemies, 
rather by attaching gems), and the fact that you can evolve weapons. Since 
the weapon system in Vagrant Story was ace, this means that I seriously like 
the weapon system in Dark Cloud.
Another aspect of the game pinched from Zelda is the fishing game. I have it 
from a seasoned fisherman that this mini-game is better than many of the 
full-price fishing games that he has played (which probably only shows how 
much effort game programmers put into fishing games...)
The only real sticking point of the game is the fact that it repeats itself 
so often. Basically, you travel to a new town, which has been destroyed, and 
then go into its accompanying dungeon, slogging through 15 floors of 
enemies, opening chests and atla (containing town pieces), before beating a 
boss, and finishing the town. However, this is compensated for by the 
variety of enemies, the excitement of picking up new pieces of town and 
improving your weapon.
Right, that’s enough about the game. This FAQ is basically a guide to all of 
the monsters in the game (well, it will be), giving you detailed battle 
strategies and hints for each one. Included are extra-detailed boss 
strategies that give you complete coverage of what to do, from buying items 
to avoiding the monster’s attacks.
To find a particular monster, you’ll need to use the Find function in your 
text editor, and type into the search box what monster you want to look up. 
Eventually, they’ll be in alphabetical order, but for now, you’ll have to 
just make do with the Find function.

2) Version History

Version 1.2 Completed 22/12/01

Completed:
-Game completed (at last!) Strategy for Dark Genie is now included (under 
‘D’, unsurprisingly.)
-Corrected some bits and bobs that I noticed were wrong.
-Started including strategies for Demon Shaft enemies, and updating existing 
enemies that are also in the Demon Shaft.

Future Plans:
-Finish Bestiary Sections on the Demon Shaft
-Add some other sections (possibly)

Version 1.1 Completed 30/11/01

Completed:
-All monsters covered up to 151 Years Ago in the Gallery of Time
-Monsters ordered alphabetically
-Included sections detailing monsters’ attribute weaknesses and monster 
type.
-Added sections on all the characters’ weapon skills

Future Plans:
-Complete Bestiary for the Gallery of Time
-Do Bestiary Sections on the Demon Shaft
-Add some other sections

Questions:
-Does anyone have any other strategies for the monsters mentioned here? I’ll 
be more than welcome to include them in my guide.



Version 1.0 Completed 22/11/01

Completed:
-All monsters covered up to the end of the Sun and Moon Temple

Future Plans:
-Finish the Bestiary (obviously)
-Order monsters alphabetically (at current they are in an entirely random 
order)
-Add sections on all the characters’ weapon skills
-Include sections detailing monsters’ attribute weaknesses and monster type.

Questions:
-Does the Yammich exist in the UK version? If so, where? If it doesn’t exist 
in the UK version, I need someone with the USA version to give me a bestiary 
section for the Yammich.

2) Character’s Weapons

Before we get started with the Bestiary, I thought that I’d include this 
little section, since in many of the Bestiary sections, I refer to the 
characters attacks, and so, it is important for you to understand what I’m 
talking about

Toan:

Attack#1 – Attack. The basic move. Press X, and Toan will slice the sword in 
whatever direction you are facing.

Attack#2 – Combo. Press the X button repeatedly, and Toan will perform a 
series of slightly different attacks, before performing a slightly more 
damaging hit at the end. Combos can ‘interrupt’ some enemy’s attacks (i.e. 
if they raise their sword, but you start your combo, then they will be 
forced to put away their sword, and will not attack you.

Attack#3 – Charge. Hold down the X button until Toan glows once. Then 
release it, and Toan will jump, flip over in the air, and smack his sword 
down on anything in front of him.

Attack#4 – Windmill Slash. This move is only available after you’ve 
completed the first dungeon. Hold down the X button until Toan glows twice, 
and then release it when necessary. Toan jumps up in the air, flailing his 
sword around him, and hitting everything within a pretty large radius of 
him.

Goro:
Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Goro will pound the ground in 
front of him using his weapon (usually a large, blunt instrument.)

Attack#2 – Charge. Hold down the X button until Goro glows. Now release it, 
and Goro will flip over in the air and slam his mallet into the ground in 
front of him. If you’re near enough to an enemy, as Goro flips over in the 
air, your weapon should strike that enemy.

Xiao:
Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Xiao will fling a pellet out of 
your current slingshot, at the nearest enemy.

Ruby:
Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Ruby will idly fling a magic bolt 
in the direction you are facing.

Attack#2 – Charge. Press and hold the X button, until Ruby glows. Then 
release it, and Ruby will throw a gigantic ball of magic at the enemy, that 
will do a lot more damage than your regular blasts. The longer you hold down 
X, the more potent your attack becomes (up to a certain point.)

Ungaga:
Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Ungaga will slash once using his 
long pole-like weapon.

Attack#2 – Combo. Press the X button repeatedly, Ungaga will perform a 
series of attacks. His combo is slightly shorter than Toan’s (it only 
consists of three slashes, whereas Toan’s consists of about five.)

Attack#3 – Charge. Hold down the X button, and Ungaga will start whirling 
his pole around like a windmill, and if any enemies are nearby, they will be 
caught in the blast, and hit multiple times as the pole whirls round. This 
attack can potentially go on forever – however, your WHp are slowly drained 
away as you perform it. So, unless you want to lose all your WHp, then 
you’ll have to stop it yourself, by taking your finger off the X button.

Osmond:
Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Ungaga will fire one bullet out 
of his machine gun, in the direction you are facing.

Attack#2– Machine Gun. If you hold down the X button, then Osmond will fire 
off a volley of shots, until he runs out of shots in his cartridge, upon 
which he’ll have to reload.


3) Bestiary

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Monster: Alexander
Dungeon: The Gallery of Time
Attacks: Close Range (Sword Swipe) + Projectile (Bolt)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This monster is rather like the Mask of Prajna, which you 
encountered in the Shipwreck, only he now wields a chunky sword and shield, 
instead of a petty fan, and has the ability to belch gigantic bolts of death 
at you. Nasty. Attacking this bloke with a projectile weapon is virtually 
impossible, due to the fact that he defends so often.
The easiest way to kill him is by using Ungaga, and by swiping at him using 
your pole-arm, out of the reach of his sword. Watch out for his bolts, 
though.

Monster: Arthur
Dungeon: The Moon Sea and The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Spear Lunge)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Metal
Monster Weakness: Lightning
How to defeat: This monster is perhaps the toughest to defeat in the moon 
sea, due to its extremely dangerous lunges. It is somewhat difficult to 
defeat this monster using a close range weapon, since as soon as you get 
near, the monster lunges at you, blasting you back. I recommend that you 
either use Ungaga, because his spears have a further reach than the weapons 
of either Toan or Goro, or pick him off using projectile weapons. If these 
have a steal element, then you can, in addition, steal a Repair Powder to 
fix the damage done to your weapon in slaying this mechanised menace.

Monster: Auntie Medu
Dungeon: Shipwreck and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Lance)+ Projectile (Magic Spell)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: Ice (in the Demon Shaft anyway)
How to defeat: You should probably only use projectile weapons for this 
monster, as its lance attack is extremely damaging, and it rarely chooses to 
defend itself. Side step to avoid its spell attacks.

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Monster: Billy
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks: Projectile (Magic Bolt) + Close Range (Suicide Blast)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This master of magic is very similar to Mr. Blare from the 
Sun and Moon Temple, and the Sax from the Shipwreck. As with his 
predecessors, defeating him is a doddle. Avoid his rather speedy magic 
bolts, and close in on him. He will start guarding, so stand close to him, 
and wait for him to uncross his hands, upon which you can let fly a combo, 
and kill him.
You should watch out for his suicide blast, which he performs when his 
health is getting low. He will blow up in a spectacular display of 
conflagration, and if you are fighting with a close range fighter, you’ll 
most likely be caught in the blast. So make sure he’s never allowed to stay 
on a low amount of HP for too long.

Monster: Black Dragon
Dungeon: The Gallery of Time
Attacks: Projectile (Unholy Breath)+ Close Range (Claws)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Dragon
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: Its another dragon again, and you really shouldn’t have any 
problems with it, save the fact that battering its scaly hide usually 
annihilates your weapon in next to no time, which isn’t funny. Simply get up 
close, dodging it’s breath, and slash away while side-stepping out of the 
way of its mouth. One combo should easily be enough to kill this beast.

Monster: Blizzard
Dungeon: The Gallery of Time
Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: Wind (possibly)
How to defeat: This monster is the latest variant in the Golem line of 
monsters, and again, is not really too taxing. Just whip out Goro, and get 
into the usual routine of slamming him with your axe in between his attacks, 
dodging away before he pounds you. Easy really.

Monster: Blue Dragon
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Projectile (Icy Breath)+ Close Range (Claws)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Dragon
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: Like many of the monsters in the sun and moon temple, the 
blue dragon is simply a hardened dragon, with much the same statistics. 
Again, this monster has an extremely rough hide and loads of HP, meaning 
that defeating it will often whittle a whole WHp bar down to nothing. Just 
side step until you are behind it, and wear its health down with a few 
combos.

Monster: Bomber Head
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Close Range (Punch Spin) + Final Explosion
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: I wouldn’t advise attacking this guy using close range 
weapons for three reasons. Firstly, he tends to guard all the time. 
Secondly, his spin punch attack is extremely damaging and tends not to be 
interrupted by combos. Thirdly, his final attack, a huge explosion, is very 
dangerous, and will almost certainly catch you if you are in close. So stay 
away, and wear away his health with projectile weapons.

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Monster: Cannibal Plant
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Close Range (Vine Whip) + Projectile (Goo Cloud)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Plant
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This guy is fairly simple, since, unlike many other monsters, 
he’s fixed on the spot and so can’t run after you. Run towards him, avoiding 
the Goo clouds he shoots at you, and then do a couple of combos. Usually, 
while you’re doing a combo, the plant’s vine whip won’t harm you (this does 
not work 100% of the time) but if it does, it will poison you, so its 
probably best to wear an Antidote Amulet before you fight this plant.

Monster: Captain
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Close Range (Two-sword swipe)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This guy is basically an upgraded version of the Corcea but 
is not much harder to defeat. Use the same tactics, and use a slash combo as 
he raises his swords, backing away to prepare another attack.

Monster: Captain’s Chariot
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Projectile (Cannonball)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Metal
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: The cannonball moving out of this machine moves extremely 
quickly, and is extremely damaging, making this monster one of the tougher 
ones that you’re likely to meet on the Shipwreck. However, it does have a 
major weakness – it has a minimum range. So, dodging its cannonballs, you 
should run right up to it, and try to get some slashes in before the chariot 
starts wheeling backwards to try and get away. You’ll most likely end up 
following the Chariot as it tries to escape, until it ends up in a corner 
where you can defeat it at your leisure.

Monster: Cave Bat
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Close range (Fangs)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Sky
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: An aerial monster, this bat has the ability to poison your 
character when it attacks you. Despite being fairly weak, the fact that this 
monster can poison you is dangerous, especially near the beginning of the 
game when Antidote Drinks are rare and expensive. Ideally, it is best to 
pick this guy off with a projectile weapon (Xiao's Catapult) but you can 
also kill him with a well-placed Charge attack.

Monster: Club
See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’

Monster: Corcea
Dungeon: Shipwreck and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Two-sword swipe)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This guy is fast with his swords, but not very strong 
physically. You should approach him and, as he raises his swords for a 
swipe, launch off a quick combo, which will put him off his attack. A couple 
of combo attacks should do him in.

Monster: Crabby Hermit
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Close Range (Shell Spikes and Pincers) + Gas Cloud
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Marine
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: It looks like the Gunny has gone away and had a thought about 
his attack patterns, and has managed to make himself a bit harder. He now 
spews gas clouds a lot more often, and has had a special “Shell Spikes” 
defence mechanism installed in his shell – basically, when he withdraws into 
his shell, four spikes poke out briefly, to try and catch you off guard. 
This means that you’ll have to be a bit more careful. If, when you’re 
attacking him, he withdraws into his shell, you’ll have to step back to 
avoid the spikes. Otherwise, you can use the same tactics on this beast as 
for the Gunny.

Monster: Crescent Baron
Dungeon: The Moon Sea
Attacks: Close Range (Cloak Whip) + Projectile (Crescent Blast)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Sky
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This is one of the many tough enemies in the moon sea, due to 
its fast projectiles, and deadly whip attack. Its probably best to take it 
out using projectile weapons, while side-stepping to avoid its crescent 
blasts, or use a close range weapon, and repeatedly Charge attack it, moving 
away when it tries to whip you. Osmond is ideal for taking this beast out as 
you can strafe left and right to avoid his blasts while machine gunning him.

Monster: Curse Dancer
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks: Close Range (Cursed Flip)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: As it approaches you, the curse dancer will bend backwards, 
before suddenly snapping forwards with a jump, hoping to hit you in the 
process. This character is somewhat difficult to kill using Toan, as combos 
do not interrupt his attacks, and he’ll flip forward in the middle of your 
combo. Nasty.
Therefore, I suggest using Ungaga to pick him off from a safe range, and 
dodging round the dancer when it tries to attack. He’ll go down fairly 
easily with a few swipes of Ungaga’s stick.

Monster: Cursed Rose
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Projectile (Poisoned Breath) + Close Range (Vine Whip)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Plant
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Since this monster cannot move, you are at somewhat of an 
advantage. Approach the monster, side-stepping to avoid the gas clouds being 
continually belched forth. When you get near, unleash a combo or two to beat 
the monster. During a combo, you are usually immune to the monster’s vine 
whip.

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Monster: Dark Flower
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks: Close Range (Vine Whip) + Projectile (Gas Cloud)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Plant
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Another copy of an earlier monster, this time a copy of the 
Cursed Rose from the Shipwreck and the Cannibal Plant from the Wise Owl 
Forest. This monster again puffs clouds of gas at you when you are far away, 
and tries to whip you when you come close. Both of these attacks probably 
cause negative status effects. However, you don’t want to find out which 
ones, so use the normal tactic of dodging the clouds, and using a combo on 
the plant when you’re close. Even if the vines whip you, they can’t harm you 
when you’re slashing away, so don’t worry. Just pick up whatever it drops 
and be on your way.

Monster: Dark Genie			[BOSS]
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks:
Phase 1: Close Range (Hand Grab) + Projectile (Mind Wave)
Phase 2: Projectile (Mind Melt and Eye Laser)
Phase 3: Projectile (Earth Shake and Eye Laser)
Can defend? See Below
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: See Below
How to defeat: Let me make no bones about this – this boss is a complete 
nightmare to beat. La Saia was a pansy compared to this evil creature of 
hell. But then, he is the last boss in the game, and you did have it a bit 
easy with Minotaur Joe.
In this battle, you’re gonna need to use at least two of your characters – 
your best close range fighter (probably Toan) and your best projectile 
fighter (not Osmond – either Ruby or Xiao.) These characters need to be in 
tip-top condition, with high HP and defence levels. Try searching around all 
the villages and non-dungeon areas that you’ve visited during your journey – 
you’re bound to find Fruits of Eden/Gourds/Defence Foods that you’ve missed, 
and that you can use to improve your character’s stats.
The characters you plan to use should also have exceptionally powerful 
weapons – preferably ultimate ones, if possible. If they’re pants, then you 
need to do some training to evolve them into better ones. To evolve weapons 
quickly, you need gems, which you can either get by visiting Back Floors in 
the dungeons, or you can obtain them by catching fish and buying gems using 
the fishing points you obtain. If you have a lot of back floor items or 
fishing baits that are festering away in your inventory somewhere, then now 
is the time to use them to try and obtain as many gems as possible. My 
advice on fishing is to use your Minons and Battens to catch Tartans in the 
Peanut Pond in Matataki Village, and your Petite Fishes and Potato Cakes to 
catch the fish that dwell in the Oasis in Muska Racka. Most of the fish in 
these places give you from about 20 to about 60 fishing points. If you use 
the Poisonous Apple as a bait while fishing in the Oasis at dusk, you can 
sometimes also catch a Mardan Garayan fish, which will give you in excess of 
200 fishing points. Nice.
Once you’ve got suitably large weapons (when I fought the Dark Genie, Toan 
was wielding a 7th Heaven, and Ruby (my projectile fighter) was using an 
Athena’s Armlet) you should now be worrying about items. Here’s a basic list 
of what you’ll need:
5 Waters
5 Repair Powders
3 Auto Repair Powders
25 Premium Chickens
10 Stand In Powders
10 Revival Powders
3 Dran’s Feathers
15 Stamina Potions
You probably won’t get round to using all of this, but it helps to be 
prepared nevertheless. Put an Auto Repair Powder, a Dran’s Feather and a 
Premium Chicken in your Active Item slots.
Phew! Got everything? Well, if you have, and you’ve pieced together all the 
Atla pieces from the Gallery of Time, then you’re ready to fight the boss. 
We’ll start with Phase 1...

Phase 1: Genie Hands
All right, this is it. The final showdown. The Genie, for this phase of the 
battle, takes the form of some kind of gigantic winged devil, floating on a 
large earthen pedestal. This means that you can’t actually get at the main 
body of the Genie. However, one of the attacks the Genie uses does give you 
the opportunity to attack him. Utilising his complete power over time and 
space, the Genie can thrust his hand down into the pedestal, and it will 
then warp to a location underneath you and thrust upwards in an attempt to 
grab you. Slashing the hand as it comes up is currently the only way you can 
damage the boss, so that’s what you’re gonna have to do. Charge up a Charge 
attack. As the Genie thrusts his hand downward, start moving backwards to 
avoid the hand as it erupts from the earth – if the hand does hit you, it 
will do enormous damage to your character (80-90 HP of damage), and you 
should heal using a Premium Chicken as quickly as possible. When the hand 
reaches its apex, then release the attack to do around 200-300 HP worth of 
damage to the Genie. You can also simply run out of the way of the hand as 
it emerges, and attack it normally, causing 100-200 HP of damage.
Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that. The Genie’s hand has a specific 
elemental weakness, which is the hand’s only weakness (so none of the other 
elements do any damage whatsoever.) This weakness changes every time the 
Genie covers his body with his gargantuan wings. To find out what the boss’ 
weakness is at any point during the battle, look at the colour of the gem 
currently attached to the back of his hand – this is the colour of the 
element that he is currently weak against. So change your weapon’s attribute 
to that element, and start attacking that hand, before he manages to cover 
his body with his wings again! Of course, if you can’t be bothered to do all 
this attribute swapping, then you can always just remove any attribute 
properties from your weapon, and just bash the hand regardless of what gem 
it has on it. You won’t do as much damage, but you don’t need to do so much 
boring menu trawling.
The Genie also has another attack, the Mind Wave, which hits you wherever 
you are on the screen, for a small amount of damage. There is little that 
you can do to avoid this attack, since it can reach your character 
regardless of where you are in the battle arena. However, there are two ways 
of stopping the attack damaging your main character. One is to swap 
characters to an ally you do not plan to use in this battle, so that he/she 
takes the damage instead. The other is to use a Stamina Potion, which 
nullifies the damage that the attack would normally cause. I don’t recommend 
using a Stamina Potion yet though (unless you’ve got loads) since you’ll 
need them later in the battle. Use the first method, and heal Toan when his 
health gets low using Premium Chickens.
Once you’ve killed one hand, the Genie uses his other, and so you’ll need to 
kill that in the same way. When this is done, you can get on to the second 
phase of the battle.

Phase 2: Genie Eye
There now! That wasn’t too difficult was it? Well, the battle’s not over yet 
by any means. Now that you’ve mauled the poor old Genie’s baby-soft hands, 
he’ll now turn to his ultra-powerful laser eye to try and eliminate you.
This is the time for your projectile fighter to come into play (simply 
because you can’t reach his eye with any kind of close range weapon.) This 
bit will be hell if you haven’t got a good projectile weapon, but if you’ve 
followed my advice, you should have a finely crafted hell-raiser of a 
projectile weapon, so this phase won’t take long to beat. You’ll notice that 
you can now lock on to the Genie, so do so.
The Genie still has his old Mind Wave attack (no doubt you’ll be pleased to 
hear...) but now can use a Laser Eye attack, which always kills you in one 
hit. However, you get a lot of warning that he’s about to use the attack (he 
crosses his arms over his eyes) which gives you time to move sideways out of 
the path of the blast. When he’s finished the attack, you have an ideal 
opportunity to hit him with your weapon (you don’t have many other 
opportunities, since he’s invulnerable while he’s performing both his Mind 
Wave and his Laser Eye attack.) You might want to use two or three of your 
Stamina Potions here, both to speed up the battle (you can be doing in 
excess of 500 points of damage per hit with a good weapon) and to try and 
avoid his frequent Mind Wave attacks.
Just keep moving and blasting his eye and soon his second form will be 
vanquished. Only one to go...

Phase 3: Genie Spider
Things start getting a bit surreal here. Just as you think that you’ve 
defeated the Genie, he goes and turns into a weird robotic-spider-monster 
thingy, and you’re both transported into space to do battle. (Weird or what, 
eh?) Hmm. Anyway, you’ve not got any time to think about the whys or 
wherefores, you’ve just got to beat the crap out of this thing before he 
makes mincemeat out of you.
The first thing that this boss is likely to do is summon two Gaciouses, who 
act like guardians to the Genie. He then starts attacking you with an eye 
laser, which isn’t as dangerous as the previous one, but isn’t static like 
the Genie’s old one, and tracks you across the ‘floor’ (you are in space), 
which makes it a lot more dangerous.
I advise using a projectile fighter in this battle for two reasons. Firstly, 
you can stand a distance away, and so can see exactly what is going on, and 
what the boss is about to do next. Secondly, you don’t have to get too close 
to attack, and risk being hit by one of the boss’ varied attacks.
  The first thing you should probably do is get rid of the Genie’s 
Gaciouses, since they are a nuisance, and if you defeat them, the Genie 
opens his mouth more often (the significance of this will be revealed in a 
minute.) Simply use a Stamina Potion to power yourself up, and a couple of 
shots each should finish them both off.
Now focus on the Genie. When the Genie uses his Eye Laser, you’ll need to 
run around the area to try and avoid it, since it is continually tracking 
you. Should you get hit, use a Premium Chicken as quickly as possible, and 
use the Dran’s Feather to get away as quickly as possible. When the Laser 
ends, look round at the Genie, and see if his mouth is open, revealing an 
orb. If it is, lock on, and fire at it to do damage to the Genie. When his 
mouth is open, the Genie will typically also use a ground pound attack to 
try and hit you when you’re firing at him – simply strafe sideways to avoid 
it.
Simply keep firing at the mouth in the intervals when his Eye Laser is off, 
and killing the Gaciouses when they revive. Use Premium Chickens generously 
to keep your health in a good condition, and keep the Stamina status using 
Stamina Potions. Very soon, the Genie will be defeated, and you can watch 
the end of game sequence. With the game complete, you can now go on to 
tackle the Demon Shaft, a massive 100 level dungeon, which will now be open 
to you.


Monster: Dasher
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Close range (Club)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: A basic enemy, the Dasher can run extremely fast, but has a 
very small amount of HP. Simply lock on to him as he approaches you, and 
pick him off with a combo.

Monster: Diamond
See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’

Monster: Divine Beast Dran	[BOSS]
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Projectile (Fire Ball) + Close Range (Bite)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: You will need to combine the efforts of both Toan and Xiao to 
beat this huge puppy dog with seriously bad breath. To beat this boss, you 
should have a well honed blade (I used a Sax, but any sword with an attack 
power of over about 25 will do.) You also need a reasonable catapult or two 
(I had the good luck to find the Bandit Slingshot in this dungeon, but 
pretty much any slingshot will do.) You will also need several Repair 
Powders (about 5) and some Breads (about 5 again.)
When the battle starts, switch to Xiao, and equip her with her most powerful 
slingshot. Lock on to Dran, and as he gets near, press X. If you don’t hit, 
run after him, and try again. You should be shooting just as he flies 
overhead. Once Dran lands to lick his wounds, switch back to Toan, with his 
best sword. Approach his back, and charge up a Charge attack, before 
releasing it on the mighty beast. Be careful not to release it too close, or 
you’ll land on Dran, sapping your HP. Make sure you always attack Dran’s 
back, because he’ll bite you if you attack his front.
He’ll then fly into the air. Switch to Xiao, and repeat the process several 
times to defeat Dran, using Bread and Repair Powder where necessary. Be 
careful, though. If you take too long in shooting Dran out of the sky, he’ll 
start hurling fireballs at you, which rip massive holes into the floor. 
Falling down these holes will not kill you, but will lower your HP.

Monster: Dragon
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Close range (Claws) + Projectile (Fire Ball)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Dragon
Monster Weakness: Ice
How to defeat: Make sure your WHp aren’t too low when you fight this beast, 
as the combination of the Dragon’s scaly hide and its huge amount of HP can 
often mean that you waste vast quantities of WHp killing him. The best way 
to kill him is to get in close, side-stepping until he isn’t facing you, and 
use multiple slash-combos to kill him. This guy can defend, but only when 
you’re using projectile weapons, and only extremely rarely. In fact, it was 
only when I was fighting a Black Dragon in the Gallery of Time that I 
noticed that these things actually can defend.

Monster: Dune
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Close Range (Sand Spike)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This monster has complete control over the sand over which he 
moves, which is bad news for you. When using projectile weapons, the monster 
summons two huge plates of sand which protect his front and back, which can 
make killing him difficult. Killing him with Toan is also difficult, because 
as soon as you start slashing, the Dune will thrust a huge, spiky pillar of 
sand up into Toan’s tender parts, causing (as you might expect) huge amounts 
of damage. The way to kill him is to use Goro, and stay a fair distance from 
the beast, running in to pound him with your axe/hammer, before running away 
to avoid his sand pillar. You can use much the same technique using Toan’s 
Charge attack (NOT his Windmill Slash – if you try this, Toan will just land 
on the spike after performing the attack.) Repeat either process a few times 
to kill Dune.

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Monster: Earth Digger
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Close Range (Jumps) + Projectile (Icy Breath)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This monster is extremely tough on all accounts, and is 
extremely difficult to beat with a close range weapon. As soon as you get 
near to it, it will start jumping towards you, which cannot be interrupted 
with combos or the like. If you’re too near, then you won’t be able to run 
away in time, and the Digger will most likely carve a huge chunk of your 
health off in one go. When you are a fair distance away, it spews Icy Breath 
at you, which can cause the Freeze status on you. Most likely, you won’t 
have a healing item for this, so you’ll have to switch to another ally, 
putting that one out of action for a while.
You basically have two options to beat this nasty. Firstly, you can use a 
close range fighter, and power up a charge attack, a reasonable distance 
from the beast. When it jumps near, release the Charge attack, before 
backing away. Repeat again another once or twice to beat the monster.
Your second alternative is much simpler – just blast the beast with 
projectile weaponry out of the range of its jump attack.

Monster: Evil Bat
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks: Close Range (Poisonous Fangs)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Sky
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Its nice to see an old friend from the first dungeon in the 
game (remember the Cave Bat.) But although the new colonies of Cave Bats 
that have taken up residence in the Gallery have desperately tried to 
toughen themselves up, all they’ve managed is to put Evil in front of their 
name (and that’s only because they were being bullied by the tougher 
monsters.)
They still have a poisonous bite, and you can still take them out with one 
hit. As the bat lowers its altitude to charge at you, charge up a Charge 
attack, and release it as it approaches to destroy this pathetic beast.

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Monster: Flifli
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Close Range (Falls Over) + Poisonous Cloud
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Plant
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This enemy is rather difficult to defeat using a close range 
weapon due to the fact that it spews out copious amounts of poisonous gas 
around it as soon as you get near, making it difficult for you to attack 
without immediately being poisoned. I suggest that you use Xiao, and just 
pick it off using a slingshot.

Monster: Friday
See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’

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Monster: Gemron
Dungeon: The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Projectile (Breath) + Close Range (Bite)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Dragon
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: This enemy looks like a sort of floating seahorse, and is 
deceptively dangerous despite his small size. His attacks do a lot of 
damage, and he tends to kill you using his bite while you’re attacking him 
with a combo, so I would suggest picking him off using a projectile weapon. 
He seems to be invulnerable to quite a few of the elements, which is a bit 
of a pain in the ass if you have one of those elements equipped. However, 
equipping the Fire element will allow you to do quite a bit more damage than 
you would normally.

Monster: Ghost
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Projectile (Magic Spell) + Close Range (Slap)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: One of the first wizards you’re likely to meet, and also one 
of the easiest. To attack you, he first has to levitate into the air, before 
launching a very slow moving purple ball at you, which poisons you on 
impact. All this gives you plenty of warning to move out of the way. 
However, if you lock on to him as soon as you see him, and slash him a few 
times, he won’t even get to use this attack.
He can actually slap you, but he uses this attack so rarely (unlike the Lich 
– grumble) that you shouldn’t worry about it.

Monster: Gnomes (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 
Sunday)
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Projectile (Poisonous Apple) or Close Range (Various Swords and 
Axes)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: All of these gnomes are fairly easy to defeat. Just get in 
close, avoid their various attacks, and use a combo or two to finish them 
off. You should be aware of Thursday, however, as he can throw poisonous 
apples at you, which, as you might assume, can poison you as well as doing a 
fair amount of damage. Avoid the apples if you can.

Monster: Gol
See the Section entitled Sil (and Gol)

Monster: Golem
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: As you might expect, this monster is extremely strong, but 
rather slow. Combos don’t interrupt his attacks either, so using Toan is a 
no-no. This is one of the few points in the game where Goro really comes 
into his own. As he raises his hands to pound the ground, smack him with 
your blunt instrument, and then retreat to avoid the blast radius. Repeat 
this process until the Golem falls, defeated.

Monster: Gunny
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Close Range (Shell Clamp)+ Projectile (Bubble)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Marine
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: This is the basic enemy of the Shipwreck, and is very easy to 
defeat. You should approach it, and slash away, pausing when it retreats 
into its shell. It sometimes uses a bubble attack, but the bubble moves so 
slowly that it is hideously easy to avoid.

Monster: Gyan
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Close Range (Lance)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Marine
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: Seemingly swimming in air, the Gyan swims at you with lance 
bared as you grow near. As he starts his attack, you should side-step out of 
the way, and as he passes by you, you should attack his rear, dodging out of 
the way should he turn for another charge at you.

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Monster: Halloween
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Projectile (Bomb Nuts) + Close Range (Spinning Forks)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This guy throws Bomb Nuts, which can cause in excess of 80 
damage to your current party member. Which isn’t nice. As you approach him, 
you need to watch out for his Bomb Nuts, side-stepping to avoid them. If you 
are using a close-range weapon, you’ll need to get up close, and slash away, 
backing away when he uses his spinning forks attack.

Monster: Haley Holey
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Close Range (Helicopter Spin)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Sky
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This enemy will bury its wing-like ears in the ground, making 
it invulnerable to all attacks, until you come near, upon which it will move 
towards you, spinning its wings in a deadly fashion. Its spinning wing-ears 
make defeating it with a close range weapon almost impossible, so you should 
rely on Xiao to take this beastie out.

Monster: Heart
See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’

Monster: Hellpockle
Dungeon: The Moon Sea
Attacks: Close Range (Pick Axe and Charge)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This monster resembles to some extent the gnomes that you 
found in the Wise Owl Forest, meaning that they are extremely easy. Use a 
close range fighter, and use a couple of combos. Sometimes, they will 
attempt to charge you, which basically means that as soon as it makes 
contact with you it will blast you over. You should probably stay back when 
the Hellpockle does this, or take it out with a couple of charge attacks.

Monster: Hornet
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Close Range (Stinger)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Sky
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This monster is basically identical to the Cave Bat, and 
again has the ability to poison you. The same tactics apply to this monster 
as the Cave Bat – use a projectile weapon to pick him off.

Monster: Horn Head
Dungeon: The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Flail and Shield Spike)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: For a Demon Shaft monster, this guy is surprisingly weak, and 
is pretty much your standard undead monster (with the ability to reanimate 
included as standard.) Except this time, he’s got a big ball on a chain, 
which he can’t even lift. This is probably due to his weakness, and not to 
its heaviness. All you need to do is equip the Holy attribute on your 
current sword, and just hack him to pieces with a few combos. Combos will 
interrupt him, so you needn’t worry about being hit mid-combo. With your 
current weapon standard, this guy should really pose no threat at all to 
your team.

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Monster: Ice Queen La Saia	[BOSS]
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Projectile (Freezing Bolt, Whirlwinds, and Avalanche)+ Close Range 
(Radial Surge)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: As hinted by her title, La Saia is an ICE Queen, and so 
weapons with strong Fire attributes will be super effective. I used both 
Xiao and Ruby in this battle, basically because I was too much of a wuss to 
actually go up to her and beat her ass using cold steel. If you want to use 
my tactic, then one of the females needs a good weapon with a reasonable 
Fire attribute (for me, this was Xiao, who had a superb Double Impact 
Slingshot, with a Fire attribute of about 10.) The other female would 
obviously benefit from having a reasonable weapon. For items, you’ll need 
around 10 Cheeses (probably not that many, but La Saia’s attacks are 
incredibly damaging, and its always best to be on the safe side) and 5 
Repair Powders. It’s also useful to have loads of Fire Gems, because these 
do serious damage to the Ice Queen. If you want to use Fire Gems to aid you 
in this battle, you can buy them from the Joker (in Queens.) You might also 
want to use some Stamina Drinks in the battle, so bring some along if you 
want.
The Ice Queen has four basic attacks. Her first one is an Ice Bolt which 
behaves much like a homing missile, and which follows you around the 
battleground. If you pause for a moment, it ploughs into you, both freezing 
you and sealing you in a block of ice (besides doing major damage.) If you 
leave your character like this for too long (or if you stand in the same 
place for too long) she will follow this up with an Avalanche attack. This 
basically drops a massive ice boulder on your head, which smashes the ice 
block, and causes major damage (but doesn’t necessarily unfreeze you.)
While firing off Ice Bolts, La Saia will also generate huge numbers of 
Whirlwinds, which spring up randomly in the battlefield. While you are 
running full pelt from the Ice Bolt, you will also need to dodge the 
Whirlwinds as well.
The last attack La Saia uses is a Radial Surge. She uses this when you get 
too near to her, or when her health is running low. Basically, it blasts 
anyone too near back, causing enormous damage to him or her.
However, you can avoid all these complex attacks by using my special 
technique. At the beginning of the battle, head to the pillar on your near 
right, and hide behind it. This will allow you to dodge the Ice Bolt, and 
the Whirlwinds can’t get you there. Switch to Xiao, lock on to La Saia, and 
pop out from behind your column, and pop off a few catapult shots, before 
ducking back behind the pillar again. You should keep shooting until your 
shots start doing no damage and the words ‘No Effect’ appear (you get only a 
few shots before this happens – about 1-4). This is La Saia’s clever defence 
system kicking in, and you’ll need to switch to another character to be able 
to do any damage to her again. So switch to Ruby behind the pillar, move out 
so that you can shoot La Saia, and hit her with balls of fire, ducking back 
whenever she shoots off an ice bolt. When you get the words ‘No Effect’ 
again, you can switch back to Xiao, who can now do damage again, and repeat 
the whole process until she dies.
If you want to get her with the Fire Gems, you’ll need to equip them as 
active items, and traverse the ‘minefield’ of Whirlwinds to get near to La 
Saia. When you get near enough, lock on to her, and throw the Gems at her 
using the Square Button. Each Gem does about 48 damage, which is quite a 
reasonable amount.

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Monster: Joker
See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’

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Monster: King Mimic
Dungeon: All Dungeons
Attacks: Close Range (Hand Clap + Bite)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mimic
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This momma mimic hides in the big chests, and constitute a 
much higher percentage of the big chests than the small mimics do the small 
chests. Many a time will you head eagerly to a big chest, hoping for some 
zombie thwarting super-weapon, and instead find yourself facing one of these 
giants. This guy defends himself much less often, and it is perfectly 
possible to kill him with Toan. However, his attacks tend to take off large 
amounts of your HP, so I usually prefer to take him out using a slingshot.

Monster: King Prickly
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Close Range (Whirls About)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Plant
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: These monsters attach themselves to the forest canopy, and 
are very difficult to detect, apart from a small shadow on the ground, and 
an enemy symbol on the dungeon map. As you get near to the shadow, they will 
drop down, and whirl around, hoping to smack into you and cause some damage. 
If you see the shadow, cautiously approach it, locking on as soon as 
possible. If you have a close range weapon, you will need to get close to it 
as it whirls, and try and slash it without it hitting you. If you have a 
projectile weapon, step back as it drops down, and pick it off with a few 
shots.

Monster: King’s Curse		[BOSS]
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Close Range (Punches and Gas Cloud)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: This boss is fairly simple, and you’ll probably have no 
trouble defeating him once you’ve worked out the technique to use. As per 
usual, you’ll need to use the character you obtained in this dungeon 
(Ungaga) to beat this boss.
It helps if you’ve completed fully Muska Lacka village (i.e. got 100% in the 
Completion and Request scores.) Then the village chief will give you the 
Mirage, a powerful weapon for Ungaga. You’ll also need a powerful weapon for 
another character, preferably with a high Holy score.
On the items front, you’ll need your usual compliment of about seven or 
eight Cheeses, a couple of Premium Waters, and four or five Repair Powders.
The boss you’re facing is a huge cloud of dark matter, protecting a fragile 
coffin at the centre. You’re gonna need to waft away the dark material so 
that you can get at the coffin (do you see how this is going to work out 
yet?)
To start with, the cloud will assume the shape of a giant man, and will 
slowly start walking towards you. You have no hope of harming this dangerous 
beast. What you need to do is to run near enough to him that he will take a 
swipe at you (you will need to duck out of the way to avoid the swipe.)
Once this occurs, the King’s Curse will metamorphose into a huge cloud of 
black cloud, and will start relentlessly pursuing you. Retreat to a safe 
distance, then turn to face the Curse, lock on, and start Ungaga’s Charge 
attack. This will, as you might expect, clear the cloud (just as his Charge 
attack clears the black wind barriers) and expose the fragile coffin. Now 
quickly switch to a character with a fairly hefty weapon (preferably with a 
high holy attribute) and pound that coffin, which should cause incredible 
levels of damage.
The King’s Curse will then turn back into a giant man, so repeat the process 
to kill him.

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Monster: Lich
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks: Projectile (Magic Spell) + Close Range (Slap)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: Hmm. You think that this is going to be a nice easy enemy, 
after your experience with the Ghost in Divine Beast Dran’s Cave. So you 
calmly stride up to him, expecting an easy time, upon which he gives you a 
damn good slapping and cleaves your health in half!
After dying after some stupid Lich slapped Toan twice, I realised that 
trying to kill the Lich with combos is not the best idea. Therefore, you 
should try and take advantage of Lich’s weakness, which is its low health, 
and use a Charge attack. Upon impact, a single charge will do around 300-400 
damage, and the Lich will soon be in a crumpled heap on the floor. Of 
course, projectile weapons are always an option.

Monster: Living Armour
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks: Close Range (Lance)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Metal
Monster Weakness: Lightning
How to defeat: This hunk of scrap metal is descended from the Statues (from 
D.B. Dran’s Cave), although it look slightly different. It is again fairly 
slow, but their attacks are immensely powerful, and you don’t want to be 
caught by a blow while you’re slashing away.
At a safe distance from the armour, charge up a Windmill Slash (press X 
until you glow twice.) Now approach the monster, and perform the slash, 
backing away before it can clobber you. It should now be on low enough 
health that you can simply run in and poke it with your sword to topple it 
over.

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Monster: Mask of Prajna
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Close Range (Knife Swipe) + Gas Cloud
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This is an extremely dangerous monster. You can’t attack it 
from afar due to its ‘spinning fan’ defence system, which it has up at all 
times except when it attacks you. You need to use a close range weapon. Get 
up close to the monster, and when it unsheathes its knife, you should let 
rip a quick combo, before backing away. Repeat the process to kill the 
monster. At all times you should watch out for the monster’s gas attack, 
which causes major damage to your character.

Monster: Master Jacket
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave and The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close range (Sword)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: An advanced version of the Skeleton, Master Jacket can 
defend, meaning that you can’t be so trigger-happy. Get up close to him, 
using the R1 to block his sword attacks, and when his defence is down, try 
to get as many combo hits in as possible, before he puts his defence up 
again.
Sometimes Master Jackets resurrect from the dead with a few HP – all that’s 
needed is a few more slashes to return him from whence he came.

Monster: Masterutan		[BOSS]
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Projectile (Watermelon pips) + Close Range (Punch)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This boss requires the efforts of Goro, so you’ll need to 
find him a good weapon to succeed in this battle. I recommend the Battle 
Axe, which you can get by finding all the Atlas pieces, rearranging them 
into houses, and then putting all the houses in the right places at the 
request of the villagers. If you then go and see Treant, then he’ll hand you 
the Battle Axe, a hugely powerful weapon. Equip this weapon with a few Beast 
Killer gems attached, and that should do the job. You’ll also need to use 
Toan, so he should have a reasonable weapon as well. On the items front, 
five or six Cheeses and five Repair Powders should be sufficient. You might 
want to also take a number of Stamina Drinks to boost your characters during 
battle.
You’ll start the battle with Toan, on the other side of the screen from 
Masterutan. Quickly switch to Goro, and get near enough that you can lock 
onto him. This ensures that should he use his Watermelon Seed Spit attack, 
you can press R1 and avoid taking any damage.
Run up to the beast. He will soon start running up to you, and taking wild 
swings at you. You’ll need to continually back away to avoid these, or risk 
taking heavy damage. When the opportunity presents itself (i.e. when he is 
not just about to punch you) quickly nip in, and smack the axe into his soft 
flesh. This should deal him a good 50-60 HP of damage, and he’ll sit down in 
a sulk. Switch to Toan, and charge him up until he can do a Whirlwind Slash 
attack. Release this on the unlucky beast to do a further 50-60 HP damage. 
He’ll now get up, and resume his wild punching. Switch back to Goro, and 
repeat the process several times to beat the monster.

Monster: Mimic
Dungeon: All Dungeons
Attacks: Close Range (Hand Clap + Bite)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mimic
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: You will find this nasty piece of work in all of the 
dungeons, and if you have played any RPGs at all, the mimic will be a 
familiar face (they appear in the Granstream Saga, and Final Fantasy IX to 
name but two.) These cunning beasties disguise themselves as treasure 
chests, and as soon as you press the X button to open them, will spring open 
to attack. They are often difficult to beat since their jumping around often 
makes it hard to hit them with a catapult, and they have a tendency to 
defend themselves as soon as you start a combo. The easy way to kill one is 
to use Goro and pound it with your hammer/large axe until it gives in. 
However, you can also use Toan, and simply slash away, backing away when it 
snaps at you, or defends.

Monster: Minotaur Joe		[BOSS]
Dungeon: The Moon Sea
Attacks: Close range (Punches and Axe)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Somewhat oddly for a boss, you don’t actually need to use 
your latest comrade, Osmond, to beat this boss. Indeed, I wouldn’t recommend 
using Osmond – you’d be there, slowly draining his health, for hours, and 
that’s something you presumably don’t want, since this boss is fairly easy. 
Toan is your warrior of choice here. You’ll need to pick his biggest, most 
dangerous weapon that you have on your possession, and perhaps equip a few 
Beast Killer Attachments (or, preferably, some gems.)
You might need a Repair Powder or two for your sword survive this battle. 
However, my weapon (An Antique Sword) had 99WHp, and 99 Endurance by that 
point, so I didn’t need one. Nevertheless, I brought some along as a safety 
precaution, as you should too.
You’ll need to bring along quite a few Premium Chickens, since if this guy 
manages to hit you, he can quite easily cleave a good proportion of your 
health off in one blow.
If you’ve been saving your Stamina Drinks up for a special occasion, then 
now is the time to use them – if you haven’t, and you’ve used ‘em all, then 
you can always go and buy some from Suzy in Queens. You’ll need about five 
or six. A couple of Dran’s Feathers might come in useful too.
OK, now that you’re fully prepared and stocked up with items, then you can 
go and challenge that colossus! When the battle starts, you’ll notice huge 
quantities of wine barrels being dropped into the ring. These barrels, when 
drunk by the Minotaur, have the same effect on him as Stamina Drinks would 
on you. Once he has drunk one of these barrels, he goes absolutely psycho, 
and can easily kill one of your characters in a single blow (this effect 
wears off after a short period of time). However, don’t try to destroy the 
barrels, because more drop into the ring as you hack the old ones into 
pieces.
You can use the Wine Barrels to your advantage. When Joe drinks from them, 
he is extremely vulnerable to your attacks, and cannot counterattack. So, 
when the battle begins, just keep running away from Joe, keeping an eye on 
him. After a while, he’ll give up on chasing you all over the place, and 
make a beeline for one of the barrels. At this point, you should spin round, 
and run towards him (using the Dran’s Feather if he’s too far away) and you 
can get a hit in before Joe resumes his onslaught. If you manage to get a 
hit in, you’ll interrupt his drinking, and he won’t get the beneficial 
status effect. Back away before he gets a swipe at you, and repeat the 
process to kill Minotaur Joe.
If he does manage to drink the wine, then don’t worry – you can even the 
odds by drinking a Stamina Drink. This ups your defence, meaning that are 
safe from one-hit deaths, and your attack, meaning that, even in his 
improved state, you can still do a lot of damage to him. You should also use 
some of your Stamina Drinks to simply improve your defence and attack during 
the general course of the battle. In the end, I couldn’t be bothered to wait 
for him to drink the wine, so just followed him around the arena, after 
drinking a Stamina Drink, and kept slashing his retreating ass. This tactic 
means that you have to use some of your Premium Chickens, but the Stamina 
Drink means that his hits won’t do all that much damage, so you won’t have 
to use all that many.

Monster: Monday
See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’

Monster: Moon Bug
Dungeon: The Moon Sea
Attacks: Close Range (Roll) + Projectile (Cannon)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Metal
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: If you imagine the product of a cross between a deranged 
Rockanoff and a Pirate’s Chariot, which, of course, makes it a bit of a pain 
in the ass. When you are at a reasonable range, it will open its shell to 
reveal a huge cannon, which fires a cannonball at you at great speed. You’ll 
naturally want to avoid this, so get near to him with a close range fighter. 
He’ll start rolling at you, a bit like a Rockanoff. Fortunately, its turning 
system is complete crap, so you can keep side-stepping and attacking it as 
it rolls past you.

Monster: Moon Digger
Dungeon: The Moon Sea
Attacks: Close Range (Jumps) + Projectile (Breath)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Yes, this is an upgraded version of the Earth Digger that you 
fought in the Wise Owl Forest - as if he wasn’t bad enough already. Again, 
he’s best taken out using projectile weaponry, or repeated Charge attacks 
from Goro.

Monster: Mr. Blare
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Projectile (Fire Magic)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: Ice
How to defeat: This monster is an upgraded Sax (from the Shipwreck) and 
behaves much like one. You should attempt to avoid his bolts, and get in 
close, slashing at him when he lets his guard down.

Monster: Mummy
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple and The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Sword)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: There is nothing much remarkable about this monster, save the 
fact that it can resurrect like the Master Jacket. A combo or two should do 
him in.

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Monster: Nikapcus
Dungeon: The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close range (Leg Swipes) + Projectile (Bomb)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This is one of the first monsters unique to the Demon Shaft 
you’re likely to meet, and he’s quite a dangerous one. Until you’re quite 
close to him, he tends to remain in his mask-like shell, hovering 
inexplicably in mid-air. However, once you’re near him, he opens, and after 
a short pause, will do some rather stylish martial arts kicks, fully 
utilising his specially evolved knife like-legs, which will do heaps of 
damage to your current character. He can also throw bombs at you, which are 
particularly nasty compared to other projectiles, since even if you dodge 
his shot, the bomb will explode on the floor, and if you’re not far enough 
away, it will damage you quite badly.
The pauses before he uses his kicks are his weak spot. Approach him, and as 
soon as he opens his shell, slash away at the tender body held within, and 
before he has a chance to use his attacks, you should be able to dispatch 
him easily.

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Monster: Opar
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Close range (Body Slam) + Goo Cloud
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Marine
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: If you attempt to fight this fish-like organism with a close 
range weapon, you should side-step around to his rear (so that he can’t body 
slam you) and then just lay into him. However, it is far easier (and less 
risky) just to pick him off with a projectile weapon. Be aware that, when he 
dies, he body slams you, so be sure not to be standing right in front of 
him.

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Monster: Phantom
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
Attacks: Close Range (Sting)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Sky
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Remember the Hornet? Well, the Phantom is almost identical, 
except the developers have imaginatively decided to paint this guy black, to 
go with its spooky name. Again, projectile weapons are the order of the day 
to nail this guy, because if you get too near, it’ll fly up into the air 
before stabbing you with a rather damaging sting attack, which, as usual, 
causes poison in its unlucky victim. A few catapult shots should see this 
guy fall in a heap to the floor.

Monster: Playing Card Soldiers (Club, Spade, Heart, Diamond, and Joker)
Dungeon: Gallery of Time and The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Various Clubs and Spades) Projectile (Heart Throw)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: None
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: These monsters are the typical cannon fodder materials of the 
Gallery of Time. Most of these monsters attack using long sticks with their 
suit symbol on the end (so the Club has a long stick with a Club on the 
end.) However, the Spade uses a Spade (rather than a big stick with a spade 
on the end) - although it looks more like a coal scuttle, and the Heart 
throws projectiles at you. Their attack patterns are varied. Most of them 
simply whack you with their stick, but the Spade whirls his spade around his 
head (which makes it a dangerous attack – he can hit you multiple times). 
The Heart blasts projectiles at you (very quickly – once it has started, it 
is often difficult to get near, and you’ll have to use projectiles). All 
five of the soldiers can defend by turning their backs at you, and shaking 
their ass at you (though how that helps them repel your attacks, God only 
knows...)
You shouldn’t have any problems with these guys. I found that the best way 
to kill them, especially when they are in groups (like they are on one floor 
of the dungeon) is to press and hold X, while approaching them. When you are 
in the middle of the group, let fly a Windmill Slash, and you should hit at 
least a couple of them. In their weakened state, you can use a few combos to 
take them out. If there is only one, and WHp is low, then the trusty combo 
when their defence is down is always an option.

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Monster: Rash Dasher
Dungeon: Gallery of Time
Attacks: Close Range (Club)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Its rather disturbing that the Gallery of Time, the last 
dungeon in the game, should contain many of the monsters from the first 
dungeon. Remember the Dasher monster? Well this monster is virtually the 
same. He’ll come speeding towards you at an enormous velocity, which is 
convenient for you, since you don’t have to bother running after him to do 
him in. Simply lop his head off using your trusty blade before he has a 
chance to raise his club.

Monster: Rockanoff
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close range (Rolling Attack)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This monster can do some serious damage if he manages to roll 
into you, so you want to avoid that happening. The best way to kill him is 
to lock on to him before he notices you. As he rolls towards you, power up a 
Charge attack, and then release it as he approaches you. Then run back to a 
safe distance, lock on to him again, and power up another Charge, releasing 
it again as he approaches. Repeat the process until his health is depleted 
to nothing.

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Monster: Saturday
See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’

Monster: Sax
Dungeon: Shipwreck
Attacks: Projectile (Ice Magic)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: This monster is fairly easy to defeat, despite its fast 
moving ice bolts. You get a fair amount of warning that an attack is about 
to take place, as the Sax bends over backwards, before lunging forwards and 
shooting a spell at you. Just get close in, and attack when he lets his 
guard down. A few well-placed slashes should do the job.

Monster: Sil (and Gol)
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: It’s those Golems again. You’ll first see Sil (and his mate 
Gol) in the Sun and Moon Temple, and there are an abundance of Sils in the 
Demon Shaft. Like all Golems, you should use Goro (or another close range 
fighter) and attack in the intervals between his pound and punch attacks, 
withdrawing so that you aren’t harmed.

Monster: Skeleton Soldier
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Close range (Sword)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: This monster is one of the first you’re likely to meet, and 
so is one of the easiest. A few sword swipes will quickly finish this 
monster off.

Monster: Space Gyan
Dungeon: The Moon Sea
Attacks: Close Range (Lance)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Marine
Monster Weakness: Fire
How to defeat: This guy is much harder than the Gyan you found in the 
Shipwreck since, instead of just swimming in a straight line, the Space Gyan 
can turn. This means that it is virtually impossible to attack the Gyan with 
a close range weapon without being hit at least once (after which just one 
combo will kill it.) Therefore, I recommend projectile weapons to nail this 
guy.

Monster: Spade
See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’

Monster: Statue
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Close range (Big Axe)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This guy is very slow, but very dangerous. If he manages to 
hit you while you’re slashing at him, he’ll cause some major damage to you, 
and you can’t defend using R1. What you want to do is lock on to him, and 
approach him, charging up a Charge attack as you do so. When you are close 
enough, and he has raised his Axe to its apex, release the X button. Now 
retreat, and repeat the process until he dies.

Monster: Statue Dog
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
Attacks: Close Range (Bite)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This enemy will remain in a box shape until you get up close, 
upon which it will unfold and attempt to attack you. Since it has a rather 
damaging attack, this is best avoided. Lock on to it before it unfolds, and 
a short distance from it begin a combo. As it unfolds, your last two hits 
should hit into it, which should easily kill it. It doesn’t have many HP.

Monster: Steel Giant
Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Metal
Monster Weakness: Lightning
How to defeat: This monster is basically a Golem that decided it would don a 
rather heavy suit of reinforced steel armour. Which is bad news for you, 
since its defence is absolutely massive. The same tactic as the Golem 
applies. Use Goro, and bash him before he pounds the ground. Watch out if 
you get hit though – this monster packs an extreme punch and he will KO a 
character in about two or three hits.

Monster: Sunday
See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’

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Monster: Thursday
See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’

Monster: Titan
Dungeon: The Moon Sea
Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Swipes)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Another repeated enemy, the Titan is a further upgraded 
version of the Golem and the Steel Giant. This guy really shouldn’t be very 
tough for you now, and a few Charge attacks from Goro in the pauses between 
his attacks should bring him down easy.

Monster: Tuesday
See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’

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Monster: Vulcan
Dungeon: The Moon Sea and The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Fire Spike)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Stone
Monster Weakness: Ice
How to defeat: Oh no. Not the Dune reincarnated. This guy is much the same, 
and you can use repeated Toan or Goro Charge attacks, or projectile weapons, 
to do him in.

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Monster: Wednesday
See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’

Monster: Werewolf
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Close Range (Claw Swipe)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: Another easy to beat monster, the only thing that should 
annoy you about the werewolf is how often it blocks. As soon as you get near 
to it (and its guard is down) do a quick combo, and that should do the job. 
Combos will also interrupt the werewolf’s attacks, so you shouldn’t really 
be in any danger of taking any damage.

Monster: White Fang
Dungeon: The Moon Sea and The Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close Range (Claws)
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Beast
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This is basically the same as the Werewolf from the Wise Owl 
Forest, and is also just as pants. You can use just about any character, and 
just hack or fire away when his guard is down, jumping back when he tries to 
slash you.
In the Demon Shaft, this guy is a complete pain in the ass, however, since 
he seems to be invulnerable to all the elements. This means that, when 
fighting him, you need to remove any elemental attributes contained in your 
weapon.

Monster: Witch Hellza
Dungeon: The Moon Sea and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Projectile (Magic Bolt)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: This is the Witch Illza again, except that this time, instead 
of hurling pathetic poisonous apples, this momma hurls gigantic fire bolts 
at you, which can cause loads of damage. If you want to use a close range 
weapon to attack this witch, then get close, and wait for her to raise her 
wand. Then quickly dodge right just as she releases it to avoid the blast, 
and perform a quick combo before she can prepare another attack – this 
should do the job. Note that the witch can teleport all over the place just 
like her predecessor, leaving you slashing thin air.

Monster: Witch Illza
Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
Attacks: Projectile (Poisonous Apple) + Close Range
Can defend? Yes
Monster Type: Mage
Monster Weakness: None
How to defeat: It is probably best to kill this witch with a projectile 
weapon, side-stepping to avoid the apples she throws. It is more difficult 
to kill her with a sword or a mallet, firstly because she has a dangerous 
close range attack, and secondly because she can teleport all over the 
place.

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Monster: Yammich
Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave and the Demon Shaft
Attacks: Close range (Drilling attack)
Can defend? No
Monster Type: Undead
Monster Weakness: Holy
How to defeat: This guy does exist in the UK version of the game, as I found 
out when I was wandering Divine Beast Dran’s Cave (to plunder the back 
floors, and obtain those oh so rare gems.) The evolution into 3D of the rest 
of the gaming world means nothing to the Yammich, and like many retro 
gamers, persists in believing that ‘2D is better.’ Hmm. Anyway, he didn’t 
seem all that difficult to me. As Savior 82 says below, just reel off a few 
combos, while strafing to avoid his drilling attack.

Savior 82 (hedgehog@kotiposti.net) says...
It can hit you hard in the start, but it's pretty easy.
Just run up and slash, then strafe so he won’t hit you, then hack again if 
he isn't dead already.

4) Legal Stuff and Credits

All material © 2001 Odge

Thanks to Savior 82 (hedgehog@kotiposti.net) for the Yammich monster 
section.

If you want to use these hints on your website, ask me first, and don’t 
change anything! I spent hours writing this thing, so I want some credit.

If I’ve missed any monsters out (not counting the ones past the Sun and Moon 
Temple), if you have any further tips related to defeating the monsters, or 
if you have any queries relating to the game at all, please e-mail me. I can 
not guarantee that I will answer, or put up your comments, but you can try.