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Welcome to my Insectron Guide.  I decided to make this guide because of my
interest in this particular mini-game with Rouge Galaxy.  But when I came
to GameFAQs to find helpful information, there was no Insectron Guide, just
a very large message board thread with people promising to make a guide,
of as of this writing they haven't.  I have used many of the posts on the
board to help me get this guide going, and I plan to do many more searchings
of my own through the game, but for the time being this is going to rely on the
help of people e-mailing me with things they've found or errors on this guide.
I can be reached at alrobert@butler.edu with any and all questions, comments,
and concerns.  What I will not respond to are questions of 'where can I get
so and so?' because if it's not on here, I do not know.  But if you know where
something is that I don't, shoot me an email and when I put up on this guide,
you will be credited for it.


Legal Stuff
-----------

This guide is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and cannot
be reproduced in part or in whole without the written consent of the author.
The only site this guide should be found on is GameFAQs.com.  If found on
another site, please e-mail me so I can take proper action.
Copyright 2007 Adam Roberts


Version History
---------------

V. 0.7   March 27th, posted the guide
V. 0.71  March 31st, added more locations and another question
V. 0.72  April 2nd, added more locations


Table of Contents
-----------------

     I.   Types of Insectrons  (000001)
     II.  Breeding             (000002)
     III. Locations            (000003)
     IV.  Food/Bait            (000004)
     V.   Insectron Tournament (000005)
     VI.  FAQs                 (000006)


Types of Insectrons (000001)
----------------------------

The following are each of the family's of Insectrons organized from the lowest
rank to the highest rank.  Rank is not the same as level.  A level 1 Pseudo
Staggy (Rank 5) is not going to be the same as a level 5 Staggy (Rank 1).
Ranks 1-3 can be found in the field.  I have not yet found a rank 4 in the
field, but email me and correct me if you do with trap, bait, and location.
By breeding Insectrons together, the higher ranks can be obtained.


Special Move:      |  Special Move:     |  Special Move:
Jumping Stab       |  Crushing Horn     |  Cannon Blast

Knife Beetle       |  Hercules Beetle   |  Bazoo Beetle
Blade Beetle       |  Pegasus Beetle    |  Big Bazoo Beetle
Saber Beetle       |  Orion Beetle      |  Fishface Beetle
Hatchet Beetle     |  Narcissus Beetle  |  Planet Beetle
Carver Beetle      |  Susanoo Beetle    |  Kaboom Beetle
Crescent Beetle    |  Venus Beetle      |  Western Beetle
Saw Beetle         |  Poseidon Beetle   |  Doodle Doo Beetle
Muramasa Beetle    |  Zeus Beetle       |  Military Beetle


Special Move:      |  Special Move:     |  Special Move:
Over Easy          |  Scissor Throw     |  Sickle Dance

Flipperbug         |  Staggy            |  Mantis
Rollerover         |  Big Staggy        |  Staying Mantis
Turner             |  Stun Staggy       |  Super Mantis
Shoveler           |  Scissorface       |  Tornado Mantis
DustPan            |  Pseudo Staggy     |  Iron Mantis
Slapstick          |  Mick Stagger      |  Mega Mantis
Webster            |  Mr. Huggles       |  Shark Mantis
Flipdozer          |  Staggy Hulk       |  Retro Mantis


Special Move:      |  Special Move:     |  Special Move:
Body Blow          |  Poison Needle     |  Wing Flap

Cutterpillar       |  StingBee          |  Flutterbug
Cold Cuts          |  Buzzelina         |  Flaparound
Rhyzas Looper      |  Hook Bee          |  Flittery
DrillerPillar      |  Driller Bee       |  Butterflap
Slitherpede        |  Lovely Honey      |  Flappillon
Stinger Bill       |  Honeybee          |  Desert Flapper
Shangri La         |  Carver Beetle     |  Flutter Glider
Stellarpillar      |  Bee Bee King      |  Monarch


Special Move:      |  Special Move:     |  Special Move:
Hypnotasm          |  Giant Leap        |  Healing Jig

Springtail         |  Hopper            |  Lady Beetle
Cutter Spring      |  Hop Skipper       |  Lovely Lady
Tall Spring        |  Big Hoppa         |  Spotted Lady
Wide Spring        |  Hoppin' Mad       |  Lady Bird
Spring Fever       |  Hip-Hopper        |  Sunrise Lady
Box Spring         |  Hopskotcher       |  Horned Lady
Spring Cleaner     |  Barhopper         |  Nightingale
Springtail Master  |  Lord Hopper       |  Dark Shell


Special Move:      |  Special Move:     |  Special Move:
Fill Hole          |  Itsakick          |  Charm Beam

Dung Roller        |  Itsahorse         |  Faerie
Gum Roller         |  Itsadonkey        |  Handsome Faerie
Bomb Roller        |  Itsazebra         |  Miss Mysterious
Fruit Roller       |  Itsagiraffe       |  Sprite
Heart Roller       |  Itsareindeer      |  Little Elf
Spike Roller       |  Itsaunicorn       |  Mary Faerie
Egg Roller         |  Itsapegasus       |  Noble Faerie
Rock 'n' Roller    |  Itsadog           |  Faerie Tot


Special Move:      |  Special Move:
Bombdrop           |  Sticky Net

Bombsnail          |  SilkSpider
Snailblast         |  Webslinger
Snail Bomber       |  Tarantulord
Exploder Snail     |  Arachnoslayer
Shrapnail          |  Spotted Spider
Short Fuse         |  Scale Spider
TNT Snail          |  Spider Lily
EsCargoboom        |  Tarantuqueen


Thanks to Haggisman1 for finding these lists.


Breeding (000002)
-----------------

Breeding Insectrons is the only way, except for a few unique Insectrons, that
you can obtain the higher ranks of Insectrons.  Breeding is very simple.

First, you need an Insectron you would like to have a higher rank of.

Second, you need an Insectron, the type of this Insectron does not matter,
that is of a lower rank and of the opposite gender of your desired Insectron.

If no lower rank can be obtained, such as you have a rank 1 bombsnail you want
to breed, then you must take into account that if the ranks are the same, the
type of Insectron that the male is takes precedence.  So with your rank 1
bombsnail, if it is a male, you're all set to mate it with a rank 1 female.
But if it is a female, you need to go find either a higher rank bombsnail
female to mate with a lower rank male Insectron, or you need a male bombsnail.

Third, both Insectrons need to be adults.  By feeding them about 5-6 sanchez
fruits, this will be accomplished.

Fourth, both Insectrons need to be hungry.  This is denoted by the 'Satiety'
bar above their heads in the rearing cage.

Fifth, feed one of them the feed formula, which can be bought at the Insectron
Stadium, then choose the other one.  They will come together with hearts,
dissapear, and a new baby Insectron 1 rank higher than the highest rank of
dominant parent, which was explained above.


Locations (000003)
------------------

The following are where I and others have found Insectrons.  These will be
organized by planet, then type, then bait (if available).  These are not
necessarily the only bait/locations combos where you can catch these, so feel
free to experiment.  Also, if you send me an email about a Insectron location,
try to be as specific as possible.  Emails saying 'you can catch so-and-so
somewhere in this general vicinity' are not as helpful as 'you can catch
so-and-so at this point with this bait.'


Juraika

   Staggy           - sanchez fruits in Path to Burkaqua
   Big Staggy       - sanchez fruits in Path to Burkaqua
                    - yago milk in Path to the Ruins
   Stun Staggy      - sanchez fruits in Path to Burkaqua

   Stingbee         - the spring
   Hook Bee         - the spring

   Silkspider       - mellow banana near Dario's house

   Bazoo Beetle     - juraikan coffee beans near Danio's house
                    - ultra spicy pepper in Path to the Ruins

   Dung Roller      - ruby in Path to the Alter
   Gum Roller       - ultra spicy pepper in Path to the Alter
   Bomb Roller      - ultra spicy pepper in Path to the Ruins

   Flipperbug       - mellow banana in Path to the Alter
   Rollerover       - yago milk in Path to the Alter
                    - yago milk in Path to the Ruins

   Cutterpillar     - sticky gum in Path to the Ruins
   Rhyzas Looper    - yago milk in Path to the Ruins


Zerard

   Blade Beetle     - yago milk in Starship Factory (Thanks Baskoro)
   Saber Beetle     - hard candy in the Starship Factory
                    - sanchez fruit in Rosencaster Prison

   Flipperbug       - yago milk in Dr. Pocaccios's Office (Thanks Todd)
   Rollerover       - hard candy in Rosencaster Prison
   Turner           - yago milk in Dr. Pocacchio's Office (Thanks Adawg)
                    - mellow banana in Rosencaster Prison (Thanks Tyson)

   Bazoo Beetle     - hard candy in Rosencaster Prison
   Big Bazoo Beetle - ultra spicy pepper in Rosencaster Prison (Thanks Nicholas)

   Hop Skipper      - sanchez fruit in ROsencaster Prison

   Heart Roller     - ruby in Rosencaster Office near picture (Thanks Baskoro)

   Tall Spring      - mellow banana in Rosencaster Prison (Thanks Joshua)

   Pegasus Beetle   - diamond in Gladius Tower (Thanks Joshua)

   Stun Staggy      - diamond in Gladius Tower (Thanks Joshua)


More to come as I catch them and as people contribute.


Food/Bait (000004)
------------------

These items can be both used as food for your Insectrons and they will give
the denoted stat boost.  They can also be used as bait to put in your traps
to catch Insectrons.

Mellow Banana
+5 to Health

Shops: Lazark, Rosa Salgin Residential Area
       Mokka, Juraika Path to Burkaqua Riverside
       Koleiwa, Juraika Path to the Ruins
       Delphos, Zerard West Side Item Shop
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Amand, Zerard Prison Level 2
       Pucille, Vedan Kings Ruins Area 3


Lapis Lazuli
+5 to Health

Shops: Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata
       Brux, Vedan Spaceport
       Limaka, Juraika Path to the Altar Waterfall
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Joshua, Zerard Starship Factory Pocacchio's Lab
       Slyman, Rosa Labyrinth Maze of Chaos
	

Nebula Opal
+5 to Health

Shops: Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata
       Hanbarney, Zerard Main Street
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Selshu, Zerard Gladius Tower Second Tower 3rd Floor


Ruby
+2 to Strength

Shops: Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata
       Brux, Vedan Spaceport
       Limaka, Juraika Path to the Altar Waterfall
       Delphos, Zerard West Side Item Shop
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Joshua, Zerard Starship Factory Pocacchio's Lab


Firestone
+2 to Strength

Shops: Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata
       Delphos, Zerard West Side Item Shop
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Kareem, Rosa Kuje Desert


Primeval Beef
+2 to Strength

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium


Pirate's Grog
+2 to Defense

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Selshu, Zerard Gladius Tower Second Tower 3rd Floor
       Kareem, Rosa Kuje Desert
       Koleiwa, Juraika Path to the Ruins


Diamond
+2 to Defense

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Joshua, Zerard Starship Factory Pocacchio's Lab
       Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata
       Brux, Vedan Spaceport
       Limaka, Juraika Path to the Altar Waterfall
       Uttaro, Juraika Rhyzas Swamp


Sanchez Fruit
+3 to Health
+1 to Strength
+1 to Defense

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Amand, Zerard Prison Level 2
       Selshu, Zerard Gladius Tower Second Tower 3rd Floor
       Shilhawa, Rosa Salgin Item Shop
       Mokka, Juraika Path to Burkaqua Riverside
       Koleiwa, Juraika Path to the Ruins


Yago Milk
+1 to Health
+1 to all Resistances, -1 to Confusion

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Amand, Zerard Prison Level 2
       Lazark, Rosa Salgin Residential Area
       Limaka, Juraika Path to the Altar Waterfall


Stella Crystal
+2 to Health
+1 to Defense
+1 to all Resistances , -1 to Cut and Explosion

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Selshu, Zerard Gladius Tower Second Tower 3rd Floor
       Slyman, Rosa Labyrinth Maze of Chaos
       Almazuk, Rosa Johannasburg
       Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata


Sticky Gum
+2 to Knockback Resistance

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Amand, Zerard Prison Level 2
       Bivine, Zerard Starship Factory Assembly Line 3A


Smoked Rainbow Newt
+2 to Cut Resistance

Shops: Techiton, Mariglenn Ti'atha Forest
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium


Hard Candy
+2 to Throw Resistance

Shops: Bivine, Zerard Starship Factory Assembly Line 3A
       Delphos, Zerard West Side Item Shop
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Amand, Zerard Prison Level 2


Electric Eel
+2 to Explosion Resistance

Shops: Joshua, Zerard Starship Factory Pocacchio's Lab
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium


Juraikan Coffee Beans
+2 to Confusion Resistance

Shops: Mokka, Juraika Path to Burkaqua Riverside
       Delphos, Zerard West Side Item Shop
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Amand, Zerard Prison Level 2


Ultra Spicy Pepper
+2 to Poison Resistance

Shops: Limaka, Juraika Path to the Altar Waterfall
       Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium


Edensia
+2 to Health
+1 to Strength
+1 to all Resistances, -1 to Throw and Poison

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Selshu, Zerard Gladius Tower Second Tower 3rd Floor
       Ferris, Mariglenn Queen's Palace Queen's Chamber
       Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata


Seventhmoon
+1 to Health
+1 to all Resistances, -1 to Knockback

Shops: Shazelle, Zerard Insectron Stadium
       Jagley, Vedan Mine Second Strata

Thanks to MrXero for the items and the stat boosts and thanks to MaloFresk
for the shop list.


Insectron Tournament (000005)
-----------------------------

The Insectron Tournament is the main reason for catching, breeding, and
raising Insectrons.  It is here that you can battle your team of 5 Insectrons
against other people.  To battle you must buy the Insectron License at the
shop located right as you walk into the Stadium on the East side of Zerard.
The following are each of the combatants you will face in each round of the
tournament with the stats of their 5 Insectrons.

Rank E

 Round 1 Zak

  Hallelujah   Slaying Mantis   Lv1
  HP 230  Knockback 7   Confusion 10
  Str 20  Cut       12  Explosion 4
  Def 38  Throw     8   Poison    17

  Ted          Turner           Lv1
  HP 184  Knockback 12  Confusion 5
  Str 26  Cut       4   Explosion 5
  Def 24  Throw     10  Poison    5

  Kungin       Staggy           Lv1
  HP 164  Knockback 15  Confusion 19
  Str 16  Cut       15  Explosion 5
  Def 28  Throw     21  Poison    3

  Clicker      Knife Beetle     Lv1
  HP 180  Knockback 3   Confusion 17
  Str 20  Cut       3   Explosion 19
  Def 28  Throw     15  Poison    7

  Flappy       Flaparound       Lv1
  HP 120  Knockback 17  Confusion 14
  Str 10  Cut       5   Explosion 4
  Def 22  Throw     7   Poison    19


 Round 2 Randall

  Kaplan       Pegasus Beetle   Lv1
  HP 232  Knockback 21  Confusion 12
  Str 22  Cut       14  Explosion 16
  Def 36  Throw     14  Poison    20

  Enormo       Big Staggy       Lv1
  HP 188  Knockback  7  Confusion 14
  Str 33  Cut       21  Explosion 17
  Def 17  Throw     14  Poison    6

  Buzz         Stingbee         Lv1
  HP 152  Knockback 13  Confusion 17
  Str 17  Cut       11  Explosion 7
  Def 21  Throw     19  Poison    12

  Inchy        Cutterpillar     Lv1
  HP 170  Knockback 14  Confusion 23
  Str 33  Cut       34  Explosion 9
  Def 15  Throw     12  Poison    22

  Akane        Springtail       Lv1
  HP 135  Knockback 21  Confusion 16
  Str 31  Cut       20  Explosion 19
  Def 21  Throw     18  Poison    22

 Round 3 Matilda

  Dirah        Big Staggy       Lv1
  HP 212  Knockback 19  Confusion 16
  Str 30  Cut       22  Explosion 18
  Def 32  Throw     22  Poison    11

  Junior       Super Mantis     Lv1
  HP 182  Knockback 7  Confusion 6
  Str 38  Cut       7  Explosion 23
  Def 36  Throw     19  Poison    22

  Pteron       Flaparound       Lv1
  HP 152  Knockback 5   Confusion 12
  Str 32  Cut       9   Explosion 15
  Def 38  Throw     24  Poison    20

  Bopper       Hop Skipper      Lv2
  HP 174  Knockback 18  Confusion 5
  Str 34  Cut       17  Explosion 13
  Def 28  Throw     12  Poison    15

  Winnie       Itsahorse        Lv1
  HP 158  Knockback 19  Confusion 12
  Str 26  Cut       18  Explosion 10
  Def 30  Throw     9   Poison    19

 Round 4 Keller

  Walter       Faerie           Lv1
  HP 240  Knockback 21  Confusion 14
  Str 30  Cut       14  Explosion 24
  Def 30  Throw     19  Poison    10

  Octoman      Big Bazoo Beetle Lv2
  HP 179  Knockback 25  Confusion 6
  Str 38  Cut       14  Explosion 13
  Def 30  Throw     10  Poison    16

  Hamsworth    Cold Cuts        Lv1
  HP 176  Knockback 25  Confusion 18
  Str 32  Cut       11  Explosion 6
  Def 26  Throw     11  Poison    12

  Morton       Cutter Spring    Lv2
  HP 150  Knockback 22  Confusion 11
  Str 30  Cut       20  Explosion 13
  Def 26  Throw     24  Poison    20

  Scaran       Gum Roller       Lv2
  HP 188  Knockback 7   Confusion 9
  Str 28  Cut       22  Explosion 22
  Def 30  Throw     12  Poison    24

 Round 5 Robert

  Lovely Mio   Lovely Honey     Lv2
  HP 266  Knockback 46  Confusion 39
  Str 54  Cut       39  Explosion 41
  Def 30  Throw     24  Poison    13

  Refresher    Lovely Lady      Lv1
  HP 180  Knockback 13  Confusion 20
  Str 46  Cut       8   Explosion 18
  Def 28  Throw     8   Poison    16

  Returner     Rollerover       Lv2
  HP 170  Knockback 22  Confusion 19
  Str 30  Cut       13  Explosion 7
  Def 38  Throw     11  Poison    10

  Slicer       Blade Beetle     Lv2
  HP 156  Knockback 24  Confusion 25
  Str 42  Cut       7   Explosion 23
  Def 38  Throw     15  Poison    19

  Leaper       Hopper           Lv1
  HP 156  Knockback 12  Confusion 9
  Str 46  Cut       13  Explosion 7
  Def 26  Throw     16  Poison    11

And for winning the Rank E tournament, you get 5 Battle Feed.  For each
subsequent time you beat it, you get a solitary sanchez fruit.

Remaining tournaments coming soon.


Frequently Asked Questions (000006)
-----------------------------------

Q. What are Insectrons?
A. If you haven't gotten to Juraika yet, don't worry, you didn't miss anything.
 Just before you get to the Burkaqua village, a small boy with brown spikey hair
 will bump into you during a cutscene and give you a trap and rearing cage to
 capture and house Insectrons.  Insectrons are pretty much just insects you can
 capture, raise, and battle.

Q. Why would I want to raise Insectrons?
A. There is nothing about Insectrons that will prevent you from beating the game
 if you choose not to participate in this particular mini-game.  It provides a
 nice distraction if you are getting bored of following the red arrows to the
 next checkpoint to just go set up a few traps and see what you can catch.

Q. How do I catch an Insectron?
A. You find the trap in your inventory, place some bait inside of it, then put
 it on the ground pretty much anywhere.  5 minutes later, the infoedge will tell
 you that something has happened to your trap.  You go back and find it and you
 have either caught an Insectron, or one has sniffed the bait and left, or it 
 escaped with the bait.  It does not matter if you stand right there for 5
 minutes of if you trek all over the map, 5 minutes is how long it takes.

Q. How do I breed Insectrons?
A. This was already taken care of above.  Scroll up and find it.

Q. Where can I catch so-and-so?
A. I'm not holding any info back from you.  If it's not on this guide, I have
 not had confirmable proof that you can find something in a specific spot with
 a specific bait and a specific trap.  Feel free to e-mail me
 (alrobert@butler.edu) with your captures so this question can be put to rest.

Q. Where do I get the traps and rearing cages?
A. Trap I and Rearing Cage I are given to you by the spikey haired boy on
 Juraika.  Trap II and Rearing Cage II can be bought at the Insectron Stadium.
 Trap III and Rearing Cage III must be made at the Factory.  The designs can be
 gotten from people in the Insectron Stadium, the ones with orange circles by
 their names.  Trap III requires 6 myriad branches and a walkie-talkie and
 Rearing Cage III requires 7 myriad branches and a space compressor.  The myriad
 branches are tough to find.  You can buy them from Joshua, Pocacchio's
 assistant, but he doesn't have all that many.  Kattaro has them too, but you
 you need a platinum hunters license to buy them from him.

Copyright 2007 Adam Roberts