************************* Monster Rancher 4 Adventuring FAQ English Version By Vicky Moran Version 1.03 RoyalPiratFatima@aol.com Last Updated 11/23/03 This MR4 Adventure FAQ is Copyright (C) Vicky Moran 2003 May not be reproduced in any form without permission ************************* I do not plan to accept outside information about monster levels through email, because then it is too hard for me to keep track of who gets credit for what, and who sent me what first. I don't want to have people be irritated because they submitted me info which I already had, and then they get angry because they didn't recieve credit for it. I will, however, post this on the message boards, and you can make additions yourself there if you are registered to post. I will then consider the content and completeness of the messages, and will add the data if all is correct. 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If I play through all the monsters, it's difficult for me to go back and check, after I'm already high level. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11/23/03- Started Walkthroughs for adventure mode. 11/16/03 Added some more moves, and clarified some more information. 11/15/03- Welcome to my Monster Rancher 4 Adventuring FAQ. As of right now, I am working on three monsters: Antlan, Madillo, and Garu. All items are listed by their main type breeds. I will be working hard to level these up ASAP so that I can get new monsters for their information. In the coming days, I will be adding a lot more skill/attack info, so please be patient! WALKTHROUGH~~~~~~~~~~~WALKTHROUGH~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WALKTHROUGH I. TOGLE CAVES After beating the Official E Rank with your first monster, Cesare will tell Yu to upgrade your ranch for you, allowing you to have three monsters. After the Ranch has been upgraded, several weeks go by, then Rio will inform you that one of the monsters found a cave near the ranch. As she tells you this, an old man who calls himself K appears, telling you he's an explorer. He'll teach you how to explore adventure areas, so meet him at the cave on the weekend. To go adventuring at any time, on the weekend selection screen, select "Adventure" and then choose Togle. The first time you go through the Caves, K will teach you how to search for items and travel through the adventure. Your monsters, since it's the first time they've been adventuring, will not have the skills necessary to search places like caves and ponds. But as you go adventuring more and level up your monsters, you will earn adventuring abilities, as well as attacks and skills for your monsters. K will then leave you to exploring. Go through to the second level, and at the end of the second floor, you will find a green box with a tablet inside. Rio will tell you that's enough for today, so return to the ranch and take a rest. The second time you choose to go through the caves, you will be able to travel until you reach the third floor. In one of the rooms on the third floor, you will find what looks like a glowing throne. Only approach it if you are done exploring for the level. When you approach, a cutscene with Rio ensues. Rio takes the Gaia stone with her, and your exploring for the weekend is over. When you return to your ranch, you will be informed that all official tournaments have been called off, on account of a short of Geonyte in the area. After consulting Mockruji, it seems that something is sapping the Geonyte out through his roots. Rio tells you that you can explore the caves to find out what is happening below Mockruji, so take your monsters on the weekend to Togle Cave. Travel your way through the caves to the 5th floor, and you will come to a large round room. It is in this room you will find SHIDEN, the Raiden elder. He has been awoken by the humans, and now that he is awake, he needs large amounts of Geonyte to sustain him. Phayne and Rio will ask Shiden to return to sleep, but he refuses. It seems that you'll have to beat him to convince him to go back to his nap. BOSS FIGHT: SHIDEN, THE RAIDEN ELDER As the first boss you'll face, Shiden is relatively easy to beat, but if your monsters aren't accurate or powerful, you may have a tough time. If you are accurate you should have fewer problems attacking Shiden, but even then, he blocks a fair amount. Don't try to get fancy with your attacks; if you wait and wait to use a 50 Gut attack that depletes your Gut meter, and it misses, it will definitely put you in a tight spot. If your monsters are still young, Shiden may be able to take each of them out with one hit. Don't be afraid to continually attack him and switch monsters when your guts meter is running low. Shiden has approximately 350 life points. Deplete Shiden of his life points, and watch the following cutscene. Shiden will give you the King's Feather, which allows you to regenerate Raidens from Saucer Stones. The King's Feather cannot actually be used as a combination item to create a Raiden, so you will have to find a Saucer Stone with one on it. Shiden will then fall asleep, and Phayne and Rio will return to the ranch. After returning to your Ranch, all official tournaments will be restored due to the return of the Geonyte. Battle and raise your monsters' ranks until Gunwale appears with the ship, giving you access to Ryuwn. II. RYUWN When you arrive in Ryuwn, the association there doesn't take very kindly to Phayne and Rio. As you're leaving the association, you will notice Teetee in a bad mood. In her hurry, she shoves and old woman on the street. Phayne and Rio will escort the old woman home, who they discover is Philia's grandmother. Grandma is in bad shape, which can be fixed with medicinal mushrooms. Rio says she saw some mushrooms in the caves, so it's off to the Togle Caves once more! Head down to the 4th floor, and into another circular room. You will see a cutscene where a monster speaks to Rio. You will then be attacked by that monster, a Blobster who is level E. (Blobster appears to be a Naga/Arrowhead, even though Arrowheads aren't in the game.) Defeat the Blobster, then you will recieve the mushrooms needed for Philia's grandmother. The adventure will end; the next weekend, head to Ryuwn and hand over the mushrooms. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that Philia's grandmother has spoken to the association to allow you into tournaments. Head to the Association, where you will meet Karnab, the head of the association who is also the same "K" you met during your cave exploration. Karnab will tell you that before he issues you a trainer license, you will have to complete a test for him. You will have to go to the Kalaragi Jungle to dispose of some "junk" that has been troubling him. Kalaragi will now be open for adventuring from this point on. III. KALARAGI JUNGLE The first time you visit the jungle, you won't be able to find the "junk" that Karnab told you to find. Instead, you will only be allowed to go to the 3rd floor, where you will find the second Gaia stone. After Rio reacts to finding it, you will return to the ranch. The second time you visit, you will be able to complete the "junk" quest for Karnab. Travel to the 5th floor, and in the large round boss room you will fight ArborMogi. (ArborMogi appears to be a Mogi/Mock, although Mock are not available in the game.) ArborMogi doesn't get the title for boss for this stage. He's small and is only a little stronger than the stray enemies you've been fighting. Defeat him, and you will return to the ranch. Don't forget to return back to Ryuwn to talk to Karnab! Once you do, he will give you one more test: you must battle and beat Philia to earn a trainer's license. Defeat Philia's Pixie, and you will have your license, and you can now fight in all Ryuwn battles. More to come as I find more time to write this... :) ITEM LIST~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ITEM LIST~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ITEM LIST Beast Stone -Appraise with Cesare Fancy Stone -Appraise with Cesare Yarn Ball -Present for your monsters Silver Coin -Present for your monsters/Sell Gold Coin -Present for your monsters/Sell Gold Nugget -Present for your monsters/Sell Amethyst -Present for your monsters/Sell Ruby -Present for your monsters/Sell Emerald -Present for your monsters/Sell Junk Toy -Present for your monsters Toy Glasses -Present for your monsters Bone -Present for your monsters Battle Cards -Present for your monsters Rose Perfume -Present for your monsters Teddy Bear -Present for your monsters Reference -Present for your monsters Goldoll Sword -Present for your monsters White Pot -Present for your monsters Nunchaku -Present for your monsters LIF Stone -Combining item, raises LIF on resultant monster TGH Stone -Combining item, raises ??? on resultant monster INT Stone -Combining item, raises INT on resultant monster SPD Stone -Combining item, raises SPD on resultant monster Tapaurin -Raises stats during battle Troron Trokatin -Raises stats during battle Nageel -Raises Spirit during adventures Larox -Raises Stats during battle Oily Oil -Reduces tiredness for your monster SKILL/ATTACK LIST~~~~~SKILL/ATTACK LIST~~~~~SKILL/ATTACK LIST Note: These are the skills/attacks that I have earned with my monsters. Monsters of the same main breed will learn the same attacks and skills, but it may be in different orders based on the way that you train/raise them. So, what you recieve may differ slightly, but expect to recieve the same attacks based on same main breed. Antlan/??? Level 2: Hard Skin Level 3: Hard Head Level 4: Dirt Search Dragon/Raiden Level 2: Great Wing, Dragon Tail Level 3: Keen Fang, Fire Level 4: Whip Tail Level 5: Big Lung Level 6: Trample Level 7: Nothing Level 8: Flight Ride. GraveThrow Level 9: Lucky Star Level 10: Eagle Eyes, Inferno Level 11: Genius Level 12: Water Lore, Wing Blade Level 13: Earth Lore Level 14: Earth Lore (?), Salamander Garu/Garu Level 2: Keen Fang Level 3: King's Fist Level 4: Cave Search Level 5: Golden Foot Level 6: Hyper Beam, SuperClaw Level 7: Fire Kick Level 8: Fire Upper Level 9: Dirt Search Level 10: Eagle Eyes, Beam Level 11: Thunder Lore Level 12: Ice Lore, Wild Stomp Level 13: Thunder Lore Level 14: Hi Counter, Golden Arm Level 15: Genius Level 16: High Toughness, Cyclone Lesione/Naga Level 2: Hard Head, Fin Slap Level 3: Water Search, Tail Whip Level 4: Sweet Voice Level 5: Big Lung Level 6: Hard Skin, Spike Level 7: Whip Tail Level 8: ShowTime Level 9: Wind Lore Level 10: Magic Lore, Water Gun Level 11: Earth Lore Level 12: Hi Recovery, Boomerang Level 13: Madillo/Madillo Level 2: Hard Shell and Headbutt Level 3: Golden Hip Level 4: Dirt Search Level 5: Sniper, Ballbomber Level 6: Big Lung, RabbitPunch Level 7: Bombing Level 8: Hard Head, Blast Level 9: Lucky Star Level 10: Genius, ArmorBall Level 11: Earth Lore Level 12: Ice Lore, Poison Level 13: Thunder Lore Level 14: Magic Lore, ArmCombo Level 15: Wind Lore+, Lightning Ogyo/Ripper Level 2: Hyper Beam Level 3: Hard Head, Tail Whip Ripper/??? Level 2: Big Lung, Tail Claw Level 3: Whip Tail Level 4: Nothing Level 5: Spin Blade Level 6: Dark Gale Level 7: Phantom Level 8: Thunder Lore Level 9: Forsee, Freeze FAQ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FAQ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FAQ Q: What is Adventuring? A: Adventuring is the only way your monsters will learn new skills and attacks. Instead of entirely innate abilities like in Monster Rancher 3, adventuring gives you a whole new way to earn your skills and attacks on the weekends. And that's not all! You can travel in a party of up to three, meaning you can level up three monsters at the same time! Each monster has their own set of abilities that they earn as they level up. Some of these skills will help you in battle, and some will help you to find items in the adventure. Q: How do I level up my monsters? A: While running around in adventure areas, such as the Togle Caves, you will encounter random enemy monsters. The monster who is currently running with you on the screen is the one that will enter the battle for you. If the monster currently running with you is knocked out, the monster that is next on the list will be sent out in his place. The battle ends when you either KO the enemy, or all of your monsters are KOed. After defeating the enemy, your monsters will receive experience points. The monster who fought the battle will receive the full number of the points, while the other non-KOed monsters will recieve half that amount. Q: What does it mean when it says, "go up to a suspicious spot?" A: While you are in adventure areas, you will see certain areas that can be explored if your monsters have the right skills. Some of these are: Caves: Some monsters can learn Search Cave, allowing them to crawl into small holes and look for items. Level up small monsters. Dirt mounds: Some monsters can learn Search Dirt, allowing them to dig holes into dirt mounds in the ground and look for items. Level up beast monsters. Water: Some monsters can learn water search. Level up water/swimming monsters. Canyons: Presumably need the ability to fly. Level up monsters with wings. Waterfall: Some monsters can learn High Search. Level up flying monsters. Rock Pillars: Some monsters can learn High Search. Level up flying monsters. Giant Rocks: ??? Q: How do I switch between my monsters so that I can use their abilities? A: Press R2 to change the monster that is available on the screen. It's quick and easy to use. Although, if you press square, you can also choose sort and change your monsters that way too. Q: Can I switch between monsters during a battle? I see their health bars on the top right...is this like the tag battle in the game? A: Yes! You can! Press the L1 Button during battle, and the next monster will switch places with your current monster. Use this to your advantage, to make sure that your monsters aren't KOed! Bring in a fresh fighter at the correct time. Q: What are ALL of the battle button controls? A: L1: Switch Your Monsters L2: Not Used R1: Roll Attack Reel R2: Roll Attack Reel Square: Attack (More Damage, less accuracy) Circle: Attack (More Accuracy, Less Damage) X: Attack (Normal Attack) Triangle: Step In/Step Out/Push Away Q: What happens when it says "Team UP" while I'm fighting an enemy? A: When "Team Attack" appears, one of your attacks will begin to flash red. If you can attack with that flashing red attack and your hit connects, not only will your battle monster hit, but so will his teammate, effectively increasing the damage done to your opponent. Q: I just got Junk Toy/Teddy Bear/Yarn Ball, etc...what do I do with these? A: You can check your items in the menu by checking the square button. Most of the items that you find are items that you can give to your monsters to play with. You may also find items like Disc Stones that can be appraised by Cesare to create new monsters. You can also find combining items such as the LIF stone, which will raise the statistics of a new monster when used during combining. Q: What happens if all of my monsters are defeated in battle? A: You will be sent back to the ranch, and your monsters' may be injured. Also, being defeated in battle during an adventure will shorten the lifespan of your monsters if you are sent back to the ranch. Q: My monster just got a new skill/attack, but I don't know where to equip it. A: Skills such as Hard Shell and Hard Skin start working as soon as you get them, but attacks need to be assigned. Press Circle to access the data menu, then press right on the D-pad to access screen #2. Then, choose the attacks on the left that you want to equip, then place them in an appropriate distance's empty box. There you go! Your new attack will be available in the next battle. Q: I heard that there are bosses...how do I get to the boss of the level? A: In the Togle Caves, the boss appears on the 5th level. In Kalaragi, the "junk" is on level 5, and the boss appears on the 7th level. Q: How do I quit/leave the adventure? A: Either find a staircase leading to the next level then choose to go back to the ranch, or press Square to go to command and choose Quit Adv. However, if you choose Quit Adv., your monsters' lifespans will be shortened. The safest way to end the adventure is to find a staircase leading to the next level, or to find the main item of the adventure area and take it, so your characters will call it a day and head back to the ranch.