Monster Rancher 3 Monster List Ver 10.09.03
                      Written By: Adrian McDaniels
                     Additional Contributions from:
                              ShadowZX99
                               Redraven
                              Schombalia
                          Getcheffy - home - com
                     mr_socko_316_69 - hotmail - com
                               Jacjr476
                              Xboxattic
                         DrSnotspill - aol - com
             Nathan Storberg:  golden_slayer - hotmail - com
                                Jordan
                         the_great_milenko15
                             BldOmn - cs - com
                            DMX1467 - aol - com
                                 Mike
                                Aarong
                                 Joy
                                Retaya
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    No longer accepting contributions
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This document Copyright 10-08-2001, 10-11-2001, 10-13-2001, 10-15-2001,
10-19-2001, 11-08-2001, 10-09-2003 Adrian McDaniels.  I am obligated to mention
that stealing copyrighted work for personal gain is illegal, so please,
if you want to reproduce my work here, please be honest about it,
at least keep the original contributors' (including myself) list intact
so credit will go to those it is due.
In the best case scenario, this FAQ will only be posted at
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http://www.neoseeker.com/
http://www.psxcodez.com/
http://gamenotover.com
and my website
http://home.cybertron.com/~megatron/
(All nice and spiffy because it's all in html with nifty pictures :)
until I get a request from someone who wants to post it somewhere else.

I could go on, but why bother.  I wrote this because of the depressing
lack of many other lists like it, so take any information you need:
Copy it, paste it, print it out, download it; but if you re-post it, again,
please give credit where credit is due and list all of the pages contributors
including myself.  Hopefully, there will be at least a few people out there
that this may help.

10.09.01:  If you do contribute, please specify how you want to be
           identified in the contributor list; thanks much.
10.10.01:  If you would like to contribute a monster list to be included
           please make sure that the format is as follows:
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Monster                       Band:Album/DVD name/Game Name(version)
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           The monster needs to be either a description of the monster
           or the monster's genotype and geographic attribute ie:
           Zan/Ocean - Dragon/jungle - Durahan/Desert - Pixie/Forest
           Henger/Tundra - Zan/? (If you are submitting a question mark
           monster, please provide a description as well.  It is not a
           requisite, just helpful.)
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10.09.03:  No longer accepting contributions.

Dedicated to My Best Friend Shana, without whose patience (at letting me
hog the game all of the time ~_^) this list would not be possible;
and Dave, for his help in finding a few nice monsties.

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                                Contents
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i.        Introduction
ii.       List of monster genotypes
iii.      List of monsters found on CDs
iv.       List of monsters found on DVDs
v.        List of monsters found on Game CDs
vi.       Miscellaneous other info you may or may not find useful
vii.      Frequently Asked Questions (sort of)
viii.     Version history and propers given for updates

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                              Introduction
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Although it may be safe to assume that most who read this have played
Monster Rancher 1 & 2, I must (for argument's sake) take it as read that
quite a few of the readers have not.  If you have, please skip past.

The Monster Rancher Series, called Monster Farm in Japan, was one of
the first (if not THE first) monster raising games, predating even
Pokemon (Pocket Monsters) if I remember correctly.  It was made wholly
unique by the fact that a new interactive spin (no pun intended) was
included into the play of the game.  The 'spin' I am referring to is the
ability to generate monsters from any data disc small enough to fit into
the drive of your Playstation.  I'm still not sure on what the game reads
from the discs, but it seems to include the number of tracks, the unique
number assigned to certain music/DVD/game titles encoded into the disc's
data tracks and (in the previous games at least) the size of the data
tracks.  You then took the monster home and raised it as you do in the
third installment of the game.  That is where the similarities end
(aside from keeping some of the originals games' monsters).

In MR1 and 2,you trained in one area, your farm, and your creature had its
very own barn to sleep in, while you and your assistant (a role taken over
by Fleria in MR3 as your "mentor") stayed in a housein the background.
Whenever you built up enough money, your assistant would let you know that
you could build your house or barn bigger.  The advantage being that a
bigger house let you keep many more items in your inventory, and a bigger
barn let you raise bigger monsters such as Golems, Beaklons, and Baku.
Another change in the MR series is that in MR2, you could send your monster
off to train for a month in a different land, where they would raise their
stats dramatically and learn new attacks.  This, of course, cost your character
a nice piece of change.  The main change; the most disappointing one so far,
is that the ability to breed your monsters has been removed.  Instead of
letting your monsters die, as in MR3, you froze them and raised another
monster until it was also ready to die.  When you had two monsters that you
wanted to breed (preferrably two that you have actually raised) you would
tell the gentleman at the hibernation facility to breed the two monsters.
This was like giving a monster heart to you monster in MR3, except for the
fact that you ended up with a new monster that took the primary trait from
the first monster you selected, and the sub trait from the second to form a
new monster (or was that vice versa) giving you a completely new monster
(maybe), because one of the other changes to the game was to exchange the
subtraits of your monster (land of origin in this game, monster type in the
old games).  For example a Zuum's traits were Zuum/Zuum, while a translucent
blue Zuum's traits would be Zuum/Gel.  Likewise the removal of many of my
favorite monster types is also a bummer, the addition of the Raiden and
(especially) Zan makes up for it.

I have so far beaten everything in the game, all four big 5 tourneys, and
the strongest of the monsters. (a few times actually), so if you have a CD
that you don't know what is on, e-mail me with a description of the shadow
that appears and I will tell you the monster associated with it if you
really want to know.

On to the Monster List.  Monsters you see listed here in Ver 1 are only the
ones I felt like writing down:  just the interesting ones. ; )

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                        List of Monster Genotypes
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Suezo:     A yellow ball with a tail, one BIG eye and a big
           mouth...  If it were purple with a horn.......
Mocchi:    A nauseatingly cute monster whose name literally refers to
           the ball of sticky rice wrapped in seaweed that it is named
           after.
Jell:      A blob of clear, blue gel/liquid.
Octopee:   It sort of looks like they took Q-bert, stuck long floppy
           ears on him, and gave him a blobby body with four blobby
           little legs.
Momo:      An anthropomorphic squirrel that carries a walnut
           everywhere.
Golem:     A colossal man made of stone.
Zoom:      A medium sized Dromaeosaur (Deinonychus and Velociraptor
           were Dromaesauridae) sans the eviscerating sickle claw.
Tiger:     A wolf with horns (?).... Why it is called tiger, I do not
           know.
Hare:      An anthropomorphic hare...  Kind of like a fat Bugs Bunny...
           A fat -brown- Bugs Bunny.
Mew:       Why did they have to pick this name?  Were they trying to
           confuse my friend who plays Pokemon?  In the previous games,
           they were called Cat Dolls.  They are basically little
           kitties.
Beaklon:   A cool big Stag Beetle.. Or Rhinoscerous Beetle....  Anyway,
           it is called Kabuto in Japanese.  I'm not sure who came
           first, Beaklon from MR2 or Megakabuterimon from Digimon, but
           who cares?
Dragon:    Dragon. 'nuff said, huh?  (you need to be A rank to breed
           these, though, so get to work. ; )
Dakkung:   Acompletely rediculous monster left over from MR2 (why, god,
           why?) that seems to be a duck made of colorful round(ish)
           blocks.  (egg shaped body)  (why did they have to omit the
           worm and leave this atrocity in the game?)
Baku:      A giant furry dog (Saint Bernard?)
Pixie:     A small (bat) winged girl with horns and a barbed tail. (I
           do miss all of the different variations of her from Monster
           Rancher 2)
Durahan:   A ghostly suit of armor.  In my humble opinion, one of the
           coolest monsters in the games.  It is a suit of armor with a
           cape and sword and no one inside.
           Rank A is needed to raise this monster.
Naga:      A humanoid torso on a serpentine lower body.  Nowhere near
           as cool as they used to be, but hey at least they kept them.
           (My favorite is the Aspis, the desert/egyption Naga)
Color-     A trio of... creatures that used to be a caterpillar-like
Pandora:   monster in the previous game that only broke into its
           component pieces during special attacks or after getting
           hit.  But.... One of its new animations has it in a very
           compromising position with one of its siblings.... ew.
           Just... ew.
Plant:     A Large bulb with leaves and roots and a huge flower.
Henger:    A Transforming Robot!  Too cool! Another of my favorites.
Zan:       Possibly the coolest monster of the entire game, maybe even
           the entire series.  I'll leave the description out because
           it is a secret monster that you need to release from a disc
           stone and I don't want to ruin it for you.
           I'll tell you how to do it at the end of the FAQ.
Lesione:   A small blue (sort of cute) Plesiosaur.  The name could
           possibly be taken from Nessie, the fabled Loch Ness Monster.
Suzurin:   Another impossibly cute monster.  This one seems to be made
           of small bells.  (hotel front desk)bell hat, bell arms, bell
           skirt.
Psiroller: A cutesy blue rhinocerous that rides around clutching onto
           a large tire.  It does have a pretty devestating attack
           called cannonball in which it tears off and zips around the
           world before ramming you.
Pancho:    A Pumpkin... A clamshell pumpkin with a cute little monster
           inside.
           For some reason, you need to be Rank B to raise this thing.
Mogi:      Snoopy?  With a cone shaped drill hat and huge front paws
           with big claws.
Raiden:    Another of my favored monsters, referred to as a Gryph in
           some mythos, as a tengu in others. It's not either actually,
           rather an anthropomorphic eagle.  Some of its other forms
           though...
Gitan:     The only cute monster I like.  Sort of a floating.. well...
           to me, it looks like a purple floating, cannibalistic devil
           bunny with a beaver-like tail.
Ogyo:      Another neat monster.  An incredibly feminine, pink, dolphin
           with long blond pigtails.
Joker:     Another very cool monster I shall with-hold the description
           of.  I will reveal the basics of how to unlock it at the end
           of the FAQ.

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                          Monsters found on CDs
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As stated before, these are not all of the monsters unlocked from my CD
collection, just the interesting ones I wrote down before I decided to
write an FAQ on them (and before I knew that you could pull them out of
the Encyclopedia ;) I will also list monsters by their description, not
their proper name, because unless you have already unlocked the monster,
you will have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, or what the
monster is.
And now, in no particular order except the order I wrote them down in. ;)

Eagle Armor Durahan:          AC/DC: Blow up your video
Humanoid Griffon:             AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
                              Offspring: Americana (Thanks Nathan)
Multi-colored Dolphin:        AC/DC: For those about to rock
Snow-Patrol Henger:           AC/DC: High Voltage
Ogyo (Pink Dolphin):          AC/DC: Highway to Hell
(Panzer) Dragoon (sorta):     AC/DC: Let there be Rock
Dragon:                       AC/DC: Who made Who
Pancho (pumpkin):             KISS Alive 2, Disc 1
Faerie (grey, spiky hair):    KISS Alive 3
Egyptian Asp Plesiosaur:      KISS Greatest
Green Dolphin:                The Mask (movie soundtrack)
Knight (Durahan):             Chico and the Gypsies: Vagabundo
                              Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space
Monkey Suezo (w/big ears):    The Who: Tommy Disc 1
Arctic Squirrel:              The Who: Tommy Disc 2
Shark Naga:                   Beatles Anthology 1 Disc 2
Pelican man (raiden):         Dr. Demento (either 20th or 25th
                              anniversary, sorry, for some reason
                              I didn't write down which one.)
Ice Beetle:                   Jane's Addiction: Ritual de la habitual
Scorpion Beetle:              George Carlin Classic Gold disc 1
Ice Naga:                     Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Bunny Suezo:                  Kid Rock: Devil without a cause
                              Monty Python Instant CD collection disc 1
Phoenix:                      Monty Python Instant CD collection disc 2
Ice Golem:                    Monty Python Instant CD collection disc 3
Nordic Armor:                 Sarah McLachlan: Fumbling towards ecstasy
Old Grandpa Zoom:             Wierd Al Greatest Hits 2
Pixie:                        Enya The memory of trees
Bear Roller:                  Cranberries (The Couch picture CD)
Ocean Golem:                  Cranberries To the faithful departed
Fawn Kitty:                   Carpenters Singles 1969-1973
Wooden Bell Girl:             10,000 Maniacs Unplugged
Beetle:                       No Doubt: Tragic Kingdom
Raiden:                       Cranberries: Everybody else is doing it...
Cat in Giraffe suit:          Natalie Merchant: Tigerlily
Angel (Pixie):                Dire Straits: Money For Nothing
Pixie:                        Metallica: Load
Genie Pacho in Lamp:          Guns N Roses: The Spaghetti Incident?
Leafy Plesiosaur:             Guns N Roses: Appetite for Destruction
Sand Jell:                    Bubble Gum Crisis: Best Collection
Green Forest Wolf:            Bryan Adams: So far so good (Don't ask)
Camel Baku:                   Sting: Best of 1984-1994
Unidentified Zan:             Men in Black Soundtrack (Thanks mr_socko!)
Arctic Naga:                  Cheryl Crow: The Globe Sessions
Pineapple Mocchi:             Pharoah Soundtrack: Music to build
                              Pyramids By
Green Zan w/Blades on arms:   Men in Black Soundtrack
                              (Thanks BldOmen - cs - com!)
Red Zan w/Chitin:             Millenium Love Songs (BldOmen - cs - com)
Locomotive Henger:            Train: Drops of Jupiter (Thanks Joy!)
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           (Section below contributed by Dr. Snotspill)
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TV Shaped Plant (? attrib):   Parlophone
Golden Golem:                 Robbie Robertson
Unidentified Zan:             Crash Test Dummies: God shuffled his feet
Assassin Henger:              Natalie Imbruglia: Left of the middle
Pharoah Dakkung:              Ginger Baker Trio: Going back home
Very powerful Ice Naga:       Run Lola Run Soundtrack
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      (Section below contributed by Nathan Storberg and Jordan)
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Ice Golem:                    Prince the hits 1
Orange Pancho:                Go Fish: Part of the Proof
Pineapple Mocchi:             Go Fish: More than a story
Mogi:                         Worship: Green Disc 1
Ice Golem:                    Worship: Green Disc 2
Beaklon:                      Worship: Offerings
Tiger (wolf):                 Green Day: Insomniac
Jell:                         Mortal Kombat soundrack
Bell Girl:                    StaticX: Wisconsin Death Trip
Wolf King:                    StaticX: Machine
Girl Dolphin:                 Ozzy Ozbourne: The Ozzman Cometh
Brown Colorpandora:           Black Sabbath: We sold our soul for
                              Rock and Roll
Pixie:                        ICP: Great Milenko
Durahan:                      Alien Ant Farm (?)
Brown Jell:                   Limp Bizket: Nookie
Morx Suezo:                   Rob Zombie: Hellbilly Deluxe

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                         Monsters found on DVDs
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Special Red Henger:           Galaxy Quest
Hotrod Zoom (Black & Red):    Heavy Metal 2000 (Thanks Aarong!)
Special Pixie: Priss from-    Blade Runner (Widescreen side)
Shark Dragon:                 KISS The Second Coming
Dragon:                       Godzilla
Tiger Dragon:                 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
                              (Thanks BldOmen - cs - com!)
Snow Patrol Henger:           Pink Panther Strikes Again (Widescreen)
Snow Plesiosaur:              Young Lesbians (please don't ask)
Bell Girl w/ Bat symbol:      Batman (Standard Side)(Thanks Jacjr476)
Robo(?) Golem:                Robotech The Macross Saga Disc 4
Zan:                          Matrix
                              Resident Evil Code Veronica X Preview DVD
Red Zan:                      Drunken Master (Hong Kong)
Red Zan with Cast on arm:     Fight Club (Both Discs)
Unidentified Zan:             Dungeons and Dragons (Thanks mr_socko)
Unidentified Joker:           Batman (Widescreen Side) (Thanks Jacjr476)
Prankster Joker:              Scary Movie (thanks Schombaliah,
                              thanks mr_socko_316_69 - hotmail - com,
                              thanks paranoid_supersaiyan - att.net)
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           (Section below contributed by Dr. Snotspill)
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Joker:                        Fantasia 2000
Bird Durahan:                 Gladiator
Block Golem:                  Ghost in the Shell
Angel Pixie:                  Baraka
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       (Section below contributed by Nathan Storberg and Jordan)
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Cat in Giraffe suit:          Lethal Weapon 4
Lesione:                      Happy Gilmore
Tiger (wolf):                 Lost in Space
Plant:                        Nightmare on Elm Street
Ocean Bellgirl:               Stargate
Mogi (Snoopy?)                Step Mom
Joe Cool! (Mogi):             Lady and the Tramp 2
Dakkung:                      Toy Story
Totem Pole Dakkung:           Toy Story 2
Desert Hare:                  Waterboy
Turtle Kitty:                 Mummy Returns
Ice Beaklon:                  Boogie Nights

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                       Monsters found on Game CDs
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Zan Ninja:                    Tenchu 2
Henger:                       Armored Core 2
Durahan:                      Armored Core Master of Arena (both discs)
White Mocchi:                 Monster Rancher (Thanks Dr Snotspill)
Teranadon man:                Monster Rancher 2
Sailor Moon Dolphin (sorta)   Tecmo's Deception
Egyptian Naga:                Tecmo Superbowl
Cold Pill Trio:               Tech Romancer
Gitan (See list):             Wipeout 3
                              Playstation Underground 3.1 Disc 1
Golem:                        Warpath Jurassic Park
Green Henger Red Kanji:       Official PS Mag #16
                              Playstation Underground 4 Disc 2
Black and Red Zoom:           Supercross Circuit Demo
Dragon:                       Space Bunnies Must Die Demo
Ocean Gitan:                  Panzer Dragoon (Saturn)
Phoenix Raiden:               Playstation Underground 1 Disc 1
Palm Tree Sapling (plant):    Playstation Underground 1 Disc 2
Wolf with HUMONGOUS horns:    Playstation Underground 2 Disc 1
Tiger Striped Mogi:           Playstation Underground 3 Disc 1
Rhino w/ Wheel:               Playstation Underground 3 Disc 2
Totem Pole Dakkung:           Playstation Underground 2.2 Disc 2
Dakkung                       Playstation Underground 2.3 Disc 1
Arctic Plesiosaur (Barney?):  Playstation Underground 2.3 Disc 2
Pixie:                        Playstation Underground 3.1 Disc 2
Shark Suezo:                  Playstation Underground 3.3 Disc 2
Cold Pill Colorpandoras:      Marvel v Capcom2(DC)(Thanks Dr. Snotspill)
Bird Durahan:                 Lunar SSS: Disc 2 (Thanks Dr. Snotspill)
Jester Momo:                  Gauntlet Dark Legacy (Thanks Aarong!)
Red Zan:                      Code Veronica X Demo (Thanks Schombalia!)
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                (Section Below contributed by ShadowZX99)
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Tree Golem:                   The Bouncer
Sumo Mocchi:                  Tekken Tag Tournement
Henger w/Giant Cannons:       Zone of Enders
Ninja Zan:                    Dead or Alive 2
Samurai Armor:                Onimusha
Zoom Jogger Girl:             Gran Tourismo 3
Kabuki Suezo:                 Tenchu (Not the Greatest Hits version)
Black Wolf:                   Chrono Cross (Both Discs)
Nymph:                        Final Fantasy 8 (Disc not specified)
Fantuger:                     Final Fantasy 8 (Disc not specified)
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              (Section below contributed by BldOmen - cs - com)
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Pancho inside an afro:        Unison
Ninja Zan:                    Dead or Alive: Hardcore
Honeybee Hare:                Tomba 2
Psiroller in racing suit:     CD included with PS2 DVD remote
Zan:                          Jade Coccoon Demo
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      (Section below contributed by Nathan Storberg and Jordan)
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Arctic Hare:                  Sonic Adventure 2
Lesione:                      Crazy Taxi
                              Legend of Legaia
                              Legend of Dragoon Disc 1
Black and Red Zoom:           Sonic Adventure
Mew:                          NFL Gameday 2001
                              Um Jammer Lammy
                              Legend of Dragoon Disc 3
Hare:                         FF7 Disc 1
                              Resident Evil 3
                              Tony Hawk 2
                              Lunar: Eternal Blue Complete Disc 1
                              Xenogears Disc 1
Ogyo:                         Warcraft 2: The Dark Saga
                              FF7 Disc 2
Zoom:                         FF7 Disc 3
                              Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
                              Parasite Eve Disc 2
                              Wild Arms 2 Disc 2
Colorpandora:                 FF9 Disc 1
Baku:                         Parasite Eve Disc 1
                              Parasite Eve 2 Disc 1
                              FF9 Disc 2
Tiger (wolf):                 FF9 Disc 3
                              Final Fantasy Tactics
                              Parasite Eve 2 Disc 2
Raiden:                       FF9 Disc 4
                              Lunar: Eternal Blue Complete Disc 2
                              Legend of Mana
                              Rival Schools Disc 1
                              Rival Schools Disc 2
Plant:                        Resident Evil 2 Claire
                              Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
                              Legend of Dragoon Disc 2
Momo:                         Top Gun
                              Tenchu (Greatest Hits)
Jell:                         NFL Blitz 2k
                              Need For Speed 3: Hot pursuit
                              WWF War Zone
Henger:                       Jade Cocoon
                              Final Fantasy 5
                              Road Rash 3D
                              Wild Arms 2 Disc 1
Naga:                         Mega Man X5
                              Mega Man X4
Snow Mocchi:                  Alien Trilogy
Desert Plesiosaur:            Tekken
Egyptian Naga:                NHL 2k
Bird Colored Beaklon:         NFL 2k
Snow Plesiosaur:              Nascar 98
Turtle Mew:                   Rugrats in Paris
Ocean Mogi:                   Summoner
Joker:                        Monster Rancher Battle Cards: Episode 2
Mocchi:                       Mega Man 8
Durahan:                      Lunar: Eternal Blue Complete Disc 3
Colorpandora:                 Need For Speed
Psiroller:                    Need For Speed High Stakes
                              Evil Zone
Mexican Bell-Monster:         Nightmare Creatures
Octopee:                      Front Mission 3
                              Wild Arms
                              Evil Dead: Hail to the King Disc 1
Suzurin:                      Evil Dead: Hail to the King Disc 2
                              Final Fantasy 6
Farn (Morx Pixie):            Final Fantasy 8 Disc 1
Mer-Pixie:                    Final Fantasy 8 Disc 2
Fantuger (??? Pixie):         Final Fantasy 8 Disc 3
Nymph (??? Pixie):            Final Fantasy 8 Disc 4
Dakkung:                      Legend of Dragoon Disc 4
                              Xenogears Disc 2
King Tiger:                   Rampage World Tour
Pancho:                       Road Rash (Greatest Hits)
Viking Durahan:               Tail of the Sun
Unknown:                      Tetris Plus
Eggukung (??? Dakkung):       Tobal #1
Takrama Mocchi:               WWF Attitude
Ice Mocchi:                   WWF In Your House
Golem:                        WWF Smackdown!
Wrestler Golem:               WWF Smackdown! 2: Know Your Role
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                  Frequently Asked Questions (sort of)
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Nathan asks:
  I just got monster rancer 3, 2 days ago and I cant figure out how to
  get more training lands I have 2 the one you start out with and a
  sand one but I cant get any more. And I need to know how to get
  differnt trainging land it weird though I have 2 monsters of the fame
  of super hero and I still not get differnt training spots.
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Now, I can only speak for myself and two others here, but the areas
  seemed to open up as our fame as breeders went up.  Not only did they
  open up, but they opened fairly quickly. I had them all open by my
  third monster, my friend by his fourth.  Though, conversely, it may
  not have anything to do with fame at all, but how long you train in
  one spot.  My apologies for not having more detailed info on this,
  but I had already opened up all of the areas before I even considered
  posting an FAQ about the game.

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Xboxattic asks:
  Ok, I have gotten 3 accessories from battles, yet they are just ???
  I don't know what to do to be able to use them.  I might have just
  missed something in the game, or it just might be explained later on,
  but for the sake of my sanity, do you know how to get the accessories
  usable?
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This actually had my friends and me perplexed for a while until I was
  entering a tournament and wondered why there was a picture of a specific
  monster. It took a moment for me to realize that the pictures on the
  tournament entry screen were telling me what kind of an accessory it
  was and what monster it was for.  Opening up more monster genotypes
  proved my theory correct, so there you go.

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Jmdefense11 - aol - com has a quesion I can't answer properly as I never took
  this storyline:
  In the kalagari region gadamon kidnaps jimsey, and gadamon wants a fruit
  called the dodorino friut. gadamon says she will return jimsey if you
  give her the fruit. later on sanasha comes by and shows were the fruit
  is located, and once the seasons change i go to the spot sanasha was
  talking about and fleria tells me that it is not the place the fruit is
  located. so if you would please tell me how to get the fruit to move the
  story line along. because since i cant move the storyline along i cant
  get a zan. respond a.s.a.p. thanks.

Retaya wrote in to let us know that she is stuck in the same spot.
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From what I have read about this sub-plot, and from a few e-mails I
  received that made vague or half references to it, there is a glitch
  in the game that makes the only dodorin fruit available from Jimsey
  Himself.
Supposedly, if you don't beat Gadamon, there is no way to get a Dodorin
  Fruit and rescue Jimsey.  The only thing I feel comfortable in
  suggesting is to re-load from before you were confronted, change
  training areas and work on your monster's stats there until you feel
  your monster is strong enough to beat Gadamon's.
Another thing: If you have a very powerful monster, but are afraid that
  he is going to die soon so put him into hibernation and begin raising
  a new monster, the monsters owned by the NPCs like Gadamon will be
  somewhere nearly as powerful (if not as powerful) as the monster
  you have in hibernation.
In short: If you have a S ranked monster in hibernation, and are raising
  an E rank, Gadamon will attack you with an S rank and wipe the walls
  with your monster.
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Kooster asks:
  During training, do you use the directional pad and buttons?  I found the
  games documentation to be very lacking in this area and not much help.
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Really the only thing you can do is tell the monster to train.  You just
  select the type of training and either watch the monster train or skip
  the little training movie.  There have been some to say that if you
  rapidly press circle or square you will get a better result, but it
  does not matter at all.  If your monster is going to fail, it will
  fail no matter what you do.  Re-load all you want, short of using a
  different training in a different land, and that is not gaurantee
  either.

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DMX1467 - aol - com asks:
  How long does it take for a monster to adapt and change in a certain
  Region?
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Pretty much, you feed the region specific foods to your monster fairly
  constantly.  If your monster likes the food, great!  If not, it's
  going to get pretty darn stressed out, even if you alternate the
  region specific food with a food the monster likes.  Stress shortens
  life spans, so I saved onto a different memory card and began the
  unfriendly process of changing my monsters.  Then when they were
  unlocked in the encyclopedia, I could transfer them to my original
  save at my liesure.

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Additional Training Areas:
  These become available as you gain fame as a **breeder** in those lands.
  Winning tournaments in a region gives you fame for that land.
Additional Training Exercises:
  Monsters will occasionally open these up as you search for items and
  such during season changes.
Elemental Orbs and Bits:
  Available only through the Ran Ran ventures.  You will find the bits
  when you find the light of the earth.  You will find the Orbs when
  you fight and defeat the rare monsters that will ambush you while you
  search (random encounters while making individual searches).
Pachos, Dragons, and Durahans:
  Available after you have raised a monster above B and A ranks
  respectively.
Zan:
  I'm sure you would like this kept as a surprise, so I will reveal to
  you the location of the plot development.
  While you are training in Brillia (The snowfields) you will need to
  make your monster as powerful as you can for the rank that it is in,
  or if you want a challenge, dont.  In any case, once you and your
  monster's fame has risen high enough The encounters (plural) will
  begin. Stay there and it will come to pass.  Though if you want to
  know details, there are other FAQs out there with them, sorry.
Joker:
  Like above, you will need to be famous, but your monster will not
  need to be high ranked.  You will need to be training in Goat (The
  Ocean) and you will need to cheese off a certain person (not hard, just
  kick their monster's ugly butt) They will make several more
  appearances, and let you in on a little secret.  This secret you can
  spread or keep, it doesn't matter.  Just make sure your monster is
  extremely powerful for the rank that it is in (like A ranked stats
  for a C ranked monster, which is easy if you have a monster heart)
  Both Zan and Joker I unlocked with Drydon (nordic armor) before I
  defeated the Big 5.
Jokers on CD:
  I currently don't own any CDs or DVDs with Jokers on them.
Getcheffy contributes:
  Not sure, but I think Monster Rancher Battle Card is a Joker
  <Thanks, Getcheffy>
Zero Contributes:
  I think I know how you get additional training lands.  You need to
  get fame in the lands, which you do by winning tournaments in those
  lands.  It seems like 3-grade tournaments or higher are good for
  this.  Also, I don't think free-for-all tournaments count.
  <Thanks, Zero!>
The Great Milenko wrote in with:
  from wat ive found the way to unlock certain training
  areas is not to have high fame it is to make ur self
  famous in that region. example- the more tournaments u
  enter in te desert region the higher ur fame in that
  region. when u get high fame in that region u unlock
  that region. i unlocked all regions by my second
  monster who also won 4 of the big 5 tournaments. well
  i hope i helped
         -the_great_milenko15
Holier than you think?;)
  I saw your excellent FAQ on Monster Rancher 3, which I intend to buy
  soon. I noticed that on Monster Rancher 2, MANY "holy" CDs, or
  christian music or bible study CDs... had LOTSA Jokers on them, which
  I found Hilarious, thankfully, the programmers weren't without humor
  in MR 2, perhaps the same for MR3. Hope ye find ye Jokers...
         -Mike
Zan Abilities:
  as for the bits and stones, i know that the jade stone contains one
  of the best skills for the zan race, being the rear raid, it has a
  very high hit ratio, and the damage is pretty decent too....
  my fav move for the zan...
         -Schombaliah
Hey me too, that attack alone (even untrained with noisy halls) can get
  you all the way to the top of the monster food chain.  Give your Zan
  a high speed and strength and you will be unstoppable (Just don't
  forget your HP and endurance)
Monster Farming:
  If you have a very powerful monster, but are afraid that
  he is going to die soon so put him into hibernation and begin raising
  a new monster, the monsters owned by the NPCs like Gadamon will be
  somewhere nearly as powerful (if not as powerful) as the monster
  you have in hibernation.
In short:
  If you have a S ranked monster in hibernation, and are raising an E
  rank, Gadamon will attack you with an S rank and wipe the walls with
  your monster.
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                            Version History
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10.08.01:  Original posted October 8th, 2001

10.11.01:  Contributions and questions from Schombaliah,
           Getcheffy - home - com, mr_socko_316_69 - hotmail - com,
           Jacjr476, xboxattic, and thanks for a sizable
           monster list update from Nathan Storberg:
           golden_slayer - hotmail - com
           Added some monsters found on the Underground
           subscription discs; others from Fight Club and
           Godzilla.
           Keep 'em coming, folks!
10.13.01:  Joker Disc updates from Jacjr476 and DrSnotspill
           more contributions from Nathan Storberg and his
           friend Jordan, new contributors: Zero and
           DrSnotspill - aol - com
           Questions from: Jmdefense11 - aol - com and
           Kooster
10.15.01   Contributions from ShadowZX99, The_great_milenko15
           More monsters from Nathan Storberg and more from my
           meager CD/DVD/Game collection,  and finally
           Thanks to DrSnotspill - aol - com for his additions
           of monsters with ? attributes.
10.19.01   Contributions from BldOmn - cs - com who added more (?)
           monsters to the list as well as a couple of Zan
           updates. Mike for some info that should be very
           helpful. Aarong for the Jester Momo and Hotrod.
           and DMX1467 - aol - com for a question that is surely
           on everyone's mind.
11.08.01   Sorry it took me so long to get this out, but I got
           a little disheartened at some sites for not posting
           my updates, that and I've only had 6 contribution
           e-mails since the 19th.
           More contributions from Dr. Snotspill, Nathan S, Joy,
           and Schombaliah, and Reteya brought us back to an old
           unanswered question about the Dodorin Fruit.
           Added more to the monster lists, the question section,
           and a fine contribution to the Misc info section.
10.09.03   Recieved a request from a website that wanted to publish
           my FAQ.  Edited the FAQ a little.  Seperated a single long
           paragraph in the beginning into two.  Removed the @
           symbols and .dots from email addresses to keep people from
           being spammed. (I was completely unaware of this when I
           first published this FAQ)

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