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                        ^^^ Monica, if no one can tell
    			  	    Dark Cloud 2
    				      Boss FAQ
    				       FAQ #1
    Table of Contents
    I: Introduction
    II: Boss List
     1. Linda
     2. Halloween
     3. P-3000
     4. Rainbow Butterfly
     5. Memo-Eater
     6. Gaspard
     7. Shingala
     8. Dr. Jaming
     9. Death Ark
     10. Gaspard
     11. Ultimate Gaspard
     12. Emperor Griffon
     13. Trentos
     14. Lapis Garter
     15. Sea Dragon
     16. Inferno
     17. Emperor Griffon
     18. Dark Element
     19. Metal Flotsam
     20. Dark Genie
    III: Thanks
    I: Introduction
    	Hello, I'm _HUNK, and welcome to the Dark Cloud 2 Boss FAQ. This is 
    currently my first one, but I'll try to sound as professional as possible. 
    This will cover all bosses, including some optional bosses in the entirely 
    extra chapter in the game. I haven't played the first Dark Cloud, but when I 
    picked this one up, I was hooked. It's a great game, and since bosses are my 
    favorite part of a game, I thought, "why not?", and I decided to make a Boss 
    FAQ. Well, that's enough of me yapping, let's go to the FAQ!
    II: Boss List
    The format is:
    Now onto the bosses...
    Name: Linda
    Location: Underground Channel (Room #4)
    HP: 400
    Attack: 13
    Defense: 15
    	You'll be in a tough situation when it's Max and Linda one on one. 
    Start whacking it with the wrench. It won't deal any damage, but have not 
    fear: help will soon arrive. Your Ridepod arrives, so hop in. This is the 
    only way to hurt Linda, so stay in it at all times. The best way to hurt 
    Linda is to get behind and smash her with the Ridepod fists. You should be 
    able to get a couple of hits before she swings her trunk around. Dodge her 
    attack by backing up, then repeat the process until the pachyderm is down for 
    the count.
    ""SCOOP!"" Brave Little Linda
    	In order to get this scoop, you must get a picture of Linda while 
    stomping. Rush forward, and when she rears back, back up and take a picture 
    of her stomping her feet on the ground. It's not too hard to get, but it may 
    take a couple of tries if you're a beginner.
    Name: Halloween
    Location: Underground Channel (Room #7)
    HP: 256
    Attack: 20
    Defense: 1
    	This boss is somewhat easy, but really fun too. halloween shoots his 
    nose off (weird...) and it exploes after a couple of seconds. Right after he 
    shoots it at you and it hits the ground, pick it up and throw it back at the 
    menacing machine. He'll fall, so close in and hit him with your wrench. If 
    you're in a hurry, switch to the Ridepod to kill him much quicker. After a 
    couple of hits, Halloween will get up and start attacking again. He shoots 
    missiles at you, so easily dodge them. Sometimes Flotsam Balloons spawn on 
    the battlefield. If you have a craving for ABS, kill the minor enemies, 
    collect the ABS, and resume fighting the big guy. He will shoot off his nose 
    again, so throw it back at him again and start attacking. Keep this up, and 
    he will bite the dust.
    ""SCOOP!"" Clown Robo's Attack
    	This scoop is pretty tough. You must take a picture of Halloween 
    while it's firing a missile out of its eye. Stand far back, and when its eye 
    opens up, quickly take out your camera and snap a shot before the missile 
    fires and hits you. Just make sure you're quick enough, because if you get 
    hit by the missile, you will have to try again and will have to risk dying.
    Name: P-3000
    Location: Train
    HP: N/A (3 hits to defeat him)
    Attack: N/A
    Defense: N/A
    	This guy is a weird boss. It doesn't really have any stats, because 
    it doesn't even attack you, and no matter what, 3 bombs will kill P-3000. 
    It's pretty easy too. The top meter on the screen (green) is the train's 
    health. The bolltom one (yellow) is P-3000's health. You must stop the raging 
    vehicle from destroying the train. If the train is destroyed, you lose. 
    Cedric supplies you with enough bombs to take him out, but that doesn't mean 
    you should take your time. Once you hit the car with one bomb, it will jump 
    to the other side of the train. Keep chucking bombs at it, and if you hit it 
    a second time, it will jump back to the other side. Hit it for a third time 
    with a bomb to destroy it and save the train.
    Name: Rainbow Butterfly
    Location: Rainbow Butterfly Wood (Room #11)
    HP: N/A
    Attack: N/A
    Defense: N/A
    	Yeah, another boss with no stats. This isn't even really a boss, but 
    I added him in anyway. First, dodge the butterfly's beam attacks and orbs. 
    Did you notice the tentables in the center of the flower? Well, hit all of 
    them, and but big butterfly will split into 7 butterflies with each one 
    representing the color of the rainbow. Now the tricky part is that you have 
    to hit them in a certain order. The order to hit them is:
    As soon as you hit one with Max's gun or Monica's magic, they automatically 
    shoot you, so guard right after using your weapon. It's easier if you use the 
    Ridepod, because you are moving as you are attacking. Once all 7 butterflies 
    are hit in the correct order, you win the fight. You will recieve a Teal 
    Envelope for the (easy) battle.
    ""SCOOP!"" Rainbow Butterfly United
    	This one is a toughie. You must snap a picture of the big butterfly 
    as soon as the little ones unite together. It's a quick process from when 
    they unite to when the battle ends, so act very quick. If you happen to miss 
    the shot, restart the battle. It wasn't too tough, so replaying the battle 
    shouldn't kill you.
    Name: Memo-Eater
    Location: Starlight Canyon (Room #9)
    HP: 450
    Attack: 37
    Defense: 30
    	A giant tapir that spits poisonous liquid at you: HOW FUN! But 
    really, this boss is just so cool, I love this guy! Too bad he's so easy. 
    Just make sure to keep your distance. He has devastating short-range attacks, 
    so stay away from him. He spits poison if you do keep your distance, but it's 
    easy to dodge; just move left or right. Use your gun or magic to fend off the 
    big guy. Ridepod also works well if you've spent time in upgrading it. He 
    should go down pretty quickly without a problem.
    ""SCOOP!"" Phantom Memo-Eater
    	This one is easy, as you just have to take a picture of the massive 
    beast. No special pose or attack, so you can mess around with it and try to 
    make your picture good. There shouldn't be a problem here.
    Name: Gaspard
    Location: Starlight Canyon (Room #14)
    HP: 1500
    Attack: 44
    Defense: 25
    	Despite Gaspard's high health, he isn't too hard. Once the battle 
    starts, you will be in control of Monica. He likes to attack a lot, so guard 
    a lot in this battle. Keep striking him when the time is right, and then 
    guard right after. Gaspard can flip over you, so lock on and guard before he 
    slashes you. Once you have dealt enough damage to Gaspard, you will control 
    Max. Evil Flames will come forth and start hovering towards Lin, who is in 
    the center of the arena. Kill the Evil Flames and make sure that they don't 
    reach Lin, or she's dead and the game ends. Make sure you have enough time to 
    take a picture of the snapshot of the battleship. Once you've defeated the 
    flames, you will take control of Monica once again. As Monica, repeat the 
    same strategy that you used before when you faced Gaspard. Guard, then hit 
    him once or twice, then guard again. Keep hacking away until Gaspard is 
    ""SCOOP!"" Flying Battleship
    	This is a one time picture, and since you are Max for a short time in 
    the battle, don't forget about it. Once you take control of Max, pull out 
    your camera and snap a photo of the ship that Monica is on, and do it quickly 
    before the Evil Flames reach Lin.
    Name: Shingala
    Location: Ocean's Roar Cave (Room #9)
    HP: 1000
    Attack: 63
    Defense: 0
    	You don't really kill/defeat Shingala, but you just have to toss a 
    fish in it's mouth. But not any normal fish: an ELECTRIFIED fish! Woooo!!! 
    Yeah, it's easy too. Once you feed a fish in your aquarium with an electric 
    worm, the fish becomes electrified. Keep away from the serpent. It swings 
    it's neck around and tries to hit you, but if you're far enough away, it's 
    not a problem. Shingala also sprays some type of mist at you. Easily dodge it 
    and shoot it with your gun. Once Shingala is hit enough times, it will open 
    its mouth. Once that happens, pick up the fish and throw it in Shingala's 
    mouth to end the battle.
    ""SCOOP!" Puppet Shingala
    	At some point of the battle, take a normal picture of Shingala being 
    taken control of the head device. No special pose or anything, just a normal 
    snapshot. Easy.
    Name: Dr. Jaming
    Location: Ocean's Roar Cave (Room #16)
    HP: 280
    Attack: 4
    Defense: 0
    	Whoah. Low health, low attack, and no defense? You're probably 
    thinking that he's really easy, but well, he is. >_> The batlte is also 
    pretty fun though. The catch is that you can't hurt him, but the Shigura can. 
    Dr. Jaming hovers around in a vehicle high up in the air. There are 2 or 3 
    controlled Shiguras on the arena, and they form a circle around you. As Dr. 
    Jaming hovers around in a circle, the Shigura try to smash you with their 
    head. If they hit or miss, their heads stay near the ground for a couple of 
    seconds. If you hit the Shigura's head, it will spring up. The strategy for 
    this battle is to time your hits, so when Dr. Jaming is right above the 
    lowered Shigura, hit it's head, so it springs up and collides with the 
    madman. Reuse this process of attack until jaming is finished.
    ""SCOOP!"" Dr. Jaming
    	This is another easy scoop. As you are in the battle, aim your camera 
    up and take a snapshot of Jaming. Just make sure to keep away from the 
    Shigura so they don't attack you while you're trying to get a picture.
    Name: Death Ark
    Location: Mr. Gundor (Room #12)
    HP: 6500
    Attack: 6
    Defense: 30
    	This ship may look familiar to you; it's where you battled Gaspard in 
    Chapter 3. Now you have to destroy his ship! The ship appears once you 
    destroy the Fire Squall, and it immediately attacks you. This is a really 
    easy battle though, that is, if you have been leveling up your Ridepod. If 
    not, die and go train in the lower levels of the mountain. The Ridepod is the 
    only thing that can deal damage to the Death Ark. make sure you have a 
    projectile weapon equipped to your Ridepod, like the Nova Cannon. To easily 
    defeat this boss, keep strafing left and right as you pummel it with Ridepod 
    blasts. It may not even get a chance to hit you if you're dodging good 
    enough. Once the ship is destroyed, you may proceed to the crater.
    Name: Gaspard
    Location: Mt. Gundor(Room #18)
    HP: 2200
    Attack: 68
    Defense: 28
    	Looks like Gaspard isn't too happy about you destroying his precious 
    ship. Well, if he's dead, then he won't have any problems. That's where you 
    come in. He uses the same strategies and techniques like the last battle, so 
    it should be a cinch. If you tend to stray away from him, he launches 
    fireballs at you. Dodge or use Monica's Absorb Blade to unleash mit back at 
    Gaspard. Once he's defeated, he turns into a more powerful version. ZOMG 
    Name: Ultimate Gaspard
    Location: Mt. Gundor(Room #18)
    HP: 3200
    Attack: 81
    Defense: 31
    	Well, he's still pretty easy, even in his super demon form. All he 
    does is throw fireballs at you and fly around. Easily dodge the projectiles 
    or Absorb them into Monica's sword. When Gaspard lands, attack him full 
    force, and if you want to end the battle quickly, use the Ridepod to deal 
    more damage. It really hits him where it hurts. He should be defeated in no 
    ""SCOOP!"" Ultimate Gaspard
    	Like the last 2 or so bosses, just easily take a picture of him. You 
    can make it look cool or whatever. I got a shot of him shooting fireballs at 
    me, but if you take my advice, be prepared to get hit. ^_^
    Name: Emperor Griffon
    Location: Moon Flower Palace (Foyer)
    HP: 7800
    Attack: 118
    Defense: 22
    	You'll be fighting the big man, Emperor Griffon himself. No worries 
    though, he's not the boss of the game, but he is tougher than your previous 
    boss battles. For his first attack, the emperor throws 6 roses at you. Dodge 
    them, then counterattack with your left hand weapon. Max's wrench or Monica's 
    sword isn't a good weapon to use, for Emperor Griffon moves very fast. He 
    also has a power attack just like you. When he charges towards you and gets 
    close, that's your sign to get out of there before he hits you. It's a 
    devestating attack that will really hurt you if hit by it. You should do a 
    lot of strafing in this battle, and the fight itself will take a bit longer 
    than other battles. Keep on your toes and take the little dude out.
    ""SCOOP!"" Griffon's Real Face
    	Anytime during your encounter with the emperor, take a picture of his 
    face to get this one time scoop. Really easy.
    Name: Trentos
    Location: Rainbow Butterfly Wood (Star Path)
    HP: 1400
    Attack: 78
    Defense: 60
    	This guy is just like a Tore. You can fight it using the same tactics 
    as you would with a normal Tore. idepod works really well against this 
    massive treefolk, but he's more of a miniboss, as are the other guardians of 
    the gems. You should take Trentos out rather quickly.
    ""SCOOP!"" Earth Gem Altar
    	After the battle ends, take a picture of the altar that the Earth Gem 
    sits upon before you pick it up.
    Name: Lapis Garter
    Location: Starlight Canyon (Star Path)
    HP: 1600
    Attack: 20
    Defense: 1
    	I must say, this guy is even easier then Trentos, which is pretty 
    pitiful if you ask me. When it extends his fists, use a backflip to evade the 
    attack, because you will take damage if you guard. You won't take damage if 
    you guard against its spinning attack though. Use the Ridepod and stay away 
    from the mechanical monster, and blast away until it's history.
    ""SCOOP!"" Wind Gem Altar
    	Once the battle is over, take a snapshot of the stone altar that the 
    gem rests on.
    Name: Sea Dragon
    Location: Ocean's Roar Cave (Star Path)
    HP: 1800
    Attack: 115
    Defense: 60
    	This guy is really annoying, as are the serpent that you faced in the 
    previous levels here. It moves really quickly, so use the Ridepod and fast 
    feet like the Buggy. If you use the Nova Cannon, blast it repeatedly until 
    the slimy fiend perishes. 
    ""SCOOP!"" Water Gem Altar
    	Easily take a picture of the Water Gem altar once the battle is over.
    Name: Inferno
    Location: Mr. Gundor (Star Path)
    HP: 1800
    Attack: 98
    Defense: 64
    	Inferno is actually the easiest, that is, if you like to be cheap. If 
    you want to fight him normally, use the Ridepod and blast him to kingdom 
    come. If you're a cheap bastard like me (proud of it), use a power attack. It 
    will knock Inferno to the ground. Once he get's up, do it again. Keep using 
    power attacks until he dies.
    ""SCOOP!"" Fire Gem Altar
    	Take a picture of the final gem altar; the Fire Gem Altar. Take a 
    photo and grab it, and head out to Moon Flower Palace.
    Name: Emperor Griffon
    Location: Moon Flower Palace (Room #20)
    HP: 33000
    Attack: 154
    Defense: 24
    	Yep, you read right; this guy has 33000 HP. That is a LOT OF HP! 
    Thankfully, things are a little easier, as it's split into 3 phases. 
    	In the first phase, Griffon floats around with the three atlamillia 
    circling around him. When he flaps his wings, watch out, because he's going 
    to flap a gust of wind at you. Just guard it, and wait until he stops. Start 
    firing at him. Repeat the process until he lands and detatches his wings.
    	The second form is the easiest out of the three. Move from side to 
    side when he lunges at you. Don't block, because you'll be knocked down. When 
    he lunges at you, that is the time to strike. Once you have the chance, 
    attack with your gun/magic and let him have it. Sometimes he will fire magic 
    at you which is hard to dodge. If you want to be really safe, just strafe 
    with the Ridepod; it's much easier to dodge attacks in the vehicle. After 
    dealing 11000 damage, the emperor transforms into his final form.
    	As soon as the thrid phase starts, equip some Non-Stop Amulets, 
    because he tends to inflict stop on your character. Block the projectiles and 
    approach Griffon. As you get up to Griffon, he charges and unleashes a power 
    attack. As he's charging up, run behind him and if you have enough time, use 
    a power attack of your own. If not, use normal attacks from your 
    wrench/sword. Run away from him, then repeat the process. He has a lot of HP, 
    but this battle shouldn't really be much of a problem.
    Name: Dark Element
    Location: Moon Flower Palace (Tower)
    HP: 6000
    Attack: 147
    Defense: 22
    	You thought Griffon was the end battle, but that's where you were 
    wrong. The mastermind of all evil, Dark Element, has a bone to pick with you. 
    This is a timed battle where you only have 5 minutes to defeat the guy. If 
    time runs out, you lose. It's that simple. Then again, that should be more 
    than enough time to defeat him if you have been leveling up your weapons. 
    Equip Anti-Petrify Amulets at the start so his bolts don't stone you 
    (hehehehe). You can't hurt him at first, so avoid his attacks. If you stay at 
    a distance, he fires homing magic at you. Stay up close. He attacks twice, 
    then does a power attack. Guard the first two attacks, then backflip to avoid 
    the big attack. Dark Element changes colors after that succesion. Once he 
    changes color, that's your cue to attack him. Start bashing him with your 
    right hand weapon. After the spirit takes damage, he enlarges himself and 
    appears in the horizon. He unleashes a huge beam of energy, which you must 
    dodge. Lock on to him and start charging up. If you release a power attack 
    right when the beam is about to pass you, it will pass without hurting you. 
    That's a little trick that coems in handy in this battle. He appears on the 
    arena normal size again, and is invincible. Dodge the trio of attacks, and 
    attack him when he changes color. Repeat this whole process until the the bad 
    dude bites the dust. Watch the ending and enjoy the fact that you just beat 
    the game!
    (=)=(=)=(=)=(=)_Optional Bosses_(=)=(=)=(=)=(=)
    Name: Metal Flotsam
    Location: Zelmite Mine (Room #11)
    HP: 16000
    Attack: 145
    Defense: 20
    	Hopefully you remember this kooky clown from Chapter One. I'm sure 
    you do. Well, now he's back and robotic! Flotsam can be taken out easily with 
    the Ridepod, so I recommend using it. Flotsam drops bombs while hovering over 
    you. If those bombs hit you, you're in for some serious damage. The good 
    thing is that they're his only attack. He's pretty quick, so use the 
    Propellar leg to match his speed. A good strategy for this battle is to 
    quickly run away from Flotsam. While he's chasing you, blast him with the 
    Ridepod, and when he gets too close for comfort, run the opposite direction 
    and let him chase you again while pummeling him. Keep repeating this simple 
    and somewhat cheap strategy to defeat him. Just make sure to take a picture 
    of him before you take Flotsam out.
    ""SCOOP!"" Flotsam, Revived!
    	Take a picture of the  new and improved Flotsam to get this simple 
    scoop. Try to take a picture when you're far away so you aren't in any danger 
    from his bombs.
    Name: Dark Genie
    Location: Zelmite Mine (Room #17)
    HP: 20000
    Attack: 145
    Defense: 20
    	You really should use Max for this battle. If you do, make sure that 
    you need a strong wrench and sword for this battle. Keep your HP constantly 
    high, because Dark Genie's attacks deal massive damage. He flies around and 
    drops mini clones of himself down to attack you. Keep killing the little guys 
    until the big one turns blue. Once he turns blue, use your gun to deal damage 
    to him. You obviously can't use your wrench, because he's in the air. After 
    you deal enough damage to Dark Genie, he will fire a beam ala Dark Element. 
    Just like the battle with Dark Element, use a charged up power attack to 
    avoid the beam. He will turn to his normal color and send his minature 
    minions towards you again. Take them out with power shots, and when Dark 
    Genie turns blue again, lay the Smackdown on him. Keep repeating this simple 
    process until he bites the dust, and now the zelmite is all yours! Sit back, 
    and watch the second ending to the game.
    III: Thanks
    I would like to thank:
    CJayC: For making the site, duh!
    Me: For making the FAQ.
    You: For reading it.
    Eternal Czar Smapdi: For being himself.