Adventuring FAQ by VMoran

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Monster Rancher 4 Adventuring FAQ
English Version
By Vicky Moran
Version 1.03
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. If you are going to email me, realize that
my RoyalPiratFatima inbox gets spammed constantly (200+ a day, and I just
enabled some more controls over what emails can get through) and that it may be
a while before I respond.

Second, this information/file is not to be taken/used for sites on the web,
other than:

Other than these sites, please do not take or use this FAQ for your own website
Also, do not cut and paste my information and claim it as yours.  However, feel
free to print it out and use it to  help you in the game.  Personal uses such
as helping you obtain the skills you need for your monsters is OK.  Using this
information in a site or "guide" is NOT OK.

That being said, feel free to talk to me on the message boards about the
monsters.  If you
think I made an error on any of these, please leave me a message on the boards
for other
people to double check. 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
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!



	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

	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.


	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.

	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.

	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
Trokatin -Raises stats during battle
Nageel -Raises Spirit during adventures
Larox -Raises Stats during battle
Oily Oil -Reduces tiredness for your monster


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.

Level 2: Hard Skin
Level 3: Hard Head
Level 4: Dirt Search

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

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

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:

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

Level 2: Hyper Beam
Level 3: Hard Head, Tail Whip

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.
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
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
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
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
that way too.

Q: Can I switch between monsters during a battle?  I see their health bars on
the top 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

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

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 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.