VIRTUA FIGHTER 4 RANKING SYSTEM GUIDE
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Virtua Fighter 4 PS2 ver.

FAQ ver. 0.40 (10142004)
by mao2 [mao2faq@gmail.com]



VERSION HISTORY
	ver. 0.40 (10142004)
	  .	Removed "Future Updates" section.
	  .	Updated email address.
	  .	Updated layout.
	  .	Updated minor information.
	ver. 0.33 (08252003)
	ver. 0.32 (08222002)
	ver. 0.31 (04082002)
	ver. 0.30 (04022002)
	ver. 0.21 (03262002)
	ver. 0.20 (03222002)
	ver. 0.11 (03052002)
	ver. 0.10 (03052002)

CONTENTS
	Introduction
	Ranking System
	  .	Rank Flow Chart
	  .	10th kyu - 1st kyu
	  .	1st dan - 10th dan
	  .	Hero - Champion
  	  .	Adept - Grand Master, Conqueror - Subjugator
	  .	Demonlord - Battlelord, Stormlord - Dragonlord
	  .	Emperor, High King
	  .	General Rule
	Unlockables
	Miscellaneous
	Credits



[INTRODUCTION]----------------------------------------------------------------
This is a ranking system guide for Virtua Fighter 4 on the Sony Playstation 2.
It can also be applied to the arcade Ver. C. A Japanese text decoder is
required to view the Japanese text.

Please contact me if there are any errors.



[RANKING SYSTEM]--------------------------------------------------------------
Below is a flow chart of the ranks available in the game, and the conditions
for gaining or losing them. The ranks are listed in an ascending order, top to
bottom.

:RANK FLOW CHART..............................................................


                                     \
                                 [ 10th kyu  ]
                                     ㋉
                                 [  9th kyu  ]
                                     
                                 [  8th kyu  ]
                                     
                                 [  7th kyu  ]
                                     Z
                                 [  6th kyu  ]
                                     ܋
                                 [  5th kyu  ]
                                     l
                                 [  4th kyu  ]
                                     O
                                 [  3rd kyu  ]
                                     
                                 [  2nd kyu  ]
                                     ꋉ
                                 [  1st kyu  ]
                                       :
                                       :
                                     i
                                 [  1st dan  ]
                                     i
                                 [  2nd dan  ]
                                     Oi
                                 [  3rd dan  ]
                                     li
                                 [  4th dan  ]
                                     ܒi
                                 [  5th dan  ]
                                     Zi
                                 [  6th dan  ]
                                     i
                                 [  7th dan  ]
                                     i
                                 [  8th dan  ]
                                     i
                                 [  9th dan  ]
                                     \i
                                 [ 10th dan  ]
                                       :
                                       :
                                    e
                                 [   Hero    ]
                                       :
                                     e
                                 [ Champion  ]
                                       :
                                       :
              .......:<=77% Wins:......:......:=>78% Wins:.......
              :                                                 :
              :                                                 :
            l                                               鉤
       [    Adept     ]                                 [   Conqueror  ]
              :                                                 :
            Bl                                               
       [   Master     ]                                 [  Vanquisher  ]
              :                                                 :
            Sl                                               
       [ Grand Master ]                                 [  Subjugator  ]
              :                                                 :
              :.................................................:
                                       :
                                       :
              ...:+12 victory points:..:..:10 consecutive wins:..
              :                                                 :
              :                                                 :
            S_                                               _
       [  Demonlord   ]                                 [   Stormlord  ]
              :                                                 :
            _                                               _
       [  Shadowlord  ]                                 [ Thunderlord  ]
              :                                                 :
            _                                               _
       [  Battlelord  ]                                 [  Dragonlord  ]
              :                                                 :
              :                                                 :
              :                                                 :
                                                           c
       [   Emperor    ]                                 [   High King  ]


:10th kyu - 1st kyu...........................................................
  .	Ranks are gained here through experience points.
  .	For every 100 experience points gained, you raise a rank. You cannot
	lose ranks here.

:1st dan - 10th dan...........................................................
  .	Ranks are gained here from now on through victory points. Experience
	points are no longer in use.
  .	You get +1 victory point for every win over a SAME RANK opponent. Lose
	to a SAME RANK opponent, you get -1 victory point.
  .	For every +5 victory points gained, you raise a rank. However, you
	lose a rank when you reach -5 victory points.
  .	At 10th dan, you can only advance to the next rank by either having 10
	consecutive wins over 10th dan opponents, or by simply defeating a
	Hero rank opponent.

:Hero - Champion..............................................................
  .	At Hero rank, defeat 10 10th dan opponents consecutively to advance
	to Champion rank. However, if you lose to any 10th dan opponent, you
	instantly fall back to 10th dan.
  .	At Champion rank, defeat 5 Champion rank opponents consecutively to
	advance to the next rank. You cannot lose rank here.
  .	Depending on your win rate, you will get to go off to 2 different
	branches. Having 77% or less win rate when you defeat the final (5th)
	Champion rank opponent, you will advance to the Adept rank. Have 78%
	or more win rate, you will get Conqueror rank instead.

:Adept - Grand Master, Conqueror - Subjugator.................................
  .	Two different group branches, but same conditions apply. You cannot
	move from branch to branch.
  .	You get +1 victory point for every win over a SAME RANK opponent. Lose
	to an Adept, Master, Grand Master, Conqueror, Vanquisher, Subjugator
	rank opponent, you get -1 victory point.
  .	Defeat 5 SAME RANK opponents consecutively to advance to the next
	rank. However, you lose a rank when you reach -5 victory points.
  .	At Grand Master or Subjugator rank, you will get to go off to 2
	different branches again. Collect +12 victory points, you will advance
	to Demonlord. Defeat 10 SAME RANK opponents consecutively, you will
	get Stormlord instead.

:Demonlord - Battlelord, Stormlord - Dragonlord...............................
  .	Again, two different group branches, but same conditions apply. You
	cannot move from branch to branch.
  .	Defeat 10 SAME RANK opponents consecutively to advance to the next
	rank. However, you lose a rank when you face 2 consecutive defeats by
	any Demonlord, Shadowlord, Battlelord, Stormlord, Thunderlord,
	Dragonlord rank opponents.
  .	At Battlelord or Dragonlord rank, defeat 20 SAME RANK opponents
	consecutively to advance to the next rank.
  .	There are no branches here; Battlelord can only advance to Emperor,
	and Dragonlord to High King.

:Emperor, High King...........................................................
  .	You cannot lose rank here.

:GENERAL RULE.................................................................
  .	"Defeat xx SAME RANK opponents" only means that you have to
	continuously defeat opponents that are of the same rank as you every
	time you meet them for xx number of times. You can still lose to
	opponents with ranks that are not equal to yours, or save and quit in
	between the matches.
  .	Conqueror,Vanquisher and Subjugator ranks are considered to be
	superior to Adept, Master and Grand Master even though they are on the
	same levels in different branches due to the higher difficulty in
	achieving to the former ranks. This also applies to Stormlord,
	Thunderlord, Dragonlord and High King for being higher than Demonlord,
	Shadowlord, Battlelord and Emperor.
  .	Once your character has attained either Emperor or High King rank, he
	or she has achieved the highest level ranking and is no longer able to
	advance any further, or for the matter alter his or her rank.



[UNLOCKABLES]-----------------------------------------------------------------
As you gain ranks, you will be able to unlock things for your characters, as
well as new stages. Below is a list of all the unlockables that you can find,
sorted by rank order in which you can gain them.

	9th kyu
	  .	Coordinate 1 (Second outfit color set)

	7th kyu
	  .	Coordinate 2 (Third outfit color set)

	5th kyu
	  .	Coordinate 3 (Fourth outfit color set)

	3rd kyu
	  .	Coordinate 4 (Fifth outfit color set)

	2nd kyu
	  .	Old Win Pose 1
		[Press and hold P + K + G buttons before your character does
		the victory pose]

	1st dan
	  .	Traning Stage 1 (Selectable in Vs. mode)
	  .	VF1 Character Model
		[Press and hold P + K buttons right after selecting your
		custom character]
	  .	Coordinate 5 (Sixth outfit color set)

	3rd dan
	  .	Old Win Pose 2
		[Press and hold P + K buttons before your character does the
		victory pose]
	  .	Coordinate 6 (Seventh outfit color set)

	5th dan
	  .	Traning Stage 2 (Selectable in Vs. mode)
	  .	Coordinate 7 (Eighth outfit color set)

	7th dan
	  .	Coordinate 8 (Ninth outfit color set)

	10th dan
	  .	Coordinate 9 (Tenth outfit color set)

	Champion
	  .	Traning Stage 3 (Selectable in Vs. mode)
	  .	Coordinate 10 (Eleventh outfit color set)

	Emperor, High King
	  .	Hangar Stage (Dural's stage; selectable in Vs. mode)



[MISCELLANEOUS]---------------------------------------------------------------
The latest version of this guide can always be found on GameFAQs.
		<http://www.gamefaqs.com/>

Official Japanese Virtua Fighter 4 website.
Arcade ver.	<http://www.sega-am2.co.jp/vf4/>
PS2 ver.  	<http://www.sega-am2.co.jp/VF4PS2/>

Recommended game guide.
		orQŃo[`t@C^[Sp[tFNgKCh
		PS2 EDITION VIRTUA FIGHTER 4 PERFECT GUIDE
		(Japanese)
		Softbank Publishing
		[ISBN4-7973-1959-3]



[CREDITS]---------------------------------------------------------------------
My thanks and appreciation to the following, in no particular order.

  .	Sega-AM2
  .	CJayC
  .	Mike Abdow (VFDC)
		<http://www.virtuafighter.com/>

Also my most sincere thanks to those who contributed the English rank names,
rank charts and other stuff. Without them, I would not have been able to
complete this guide.

  .	SSJ2 Gohan
  .	reno
  .	C Welch
  .	God of Gods
  .	Alex MacLennan
  .	Beleaf4@aol.com
  .	Jeremy Haines
  .	Jared Slayton
  .	v. hamasaki
  .	Kendrick Childers
  .	Andy

And finally, thank you for reading!

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