________ __ .__ \_____ \ | | _______ _____ |__| / | \| |/ /\__ \ / \| | / | \ < / __ \| Y Y \ | \_______ /__|_ \(____ /__|_| /__| \/ \/ \/ \/ ============================================== Okami (PlayStation 2) FAQ/Walkthrough by Larry Imgrund (Light_Jak) Version - 0.15 Created: 10/22/06 This document is the property of Larry Imgrund =============================================== Sites with Permission to post this guide: www.gamefaqs.com www.ign.com www.1up.com boardsus.playstation.com Please don't contact me to host my guide, please. Thanks. ------------------ Introduction ------------------ Hello again, right here is my walkthrough for Okami for PS2. There are many people that I have seen on various forums and I am writing a guide based on the US version of Okami to hopefully solve some of your problems with the game. First off, I would appreciate it if you would not contact me regarding questions about the game. I don't really check my email often and even if you did contact, you probably wouldn't get an answer. So bring your questions onto the GameFAQ's message boards or on the PlayStation Forums. Thanks. ----------------- Version History ----------------- 10/22/06 - Started guide; planned layout (0.00) 10/23/06 - Guide Contents and started Walkthrough (0.05) 11/3 - finished Tsuta Ruins (0.10) ------------------- Table of Contents ------------------- To Use: Press Ctrl+F and search for the Letter(s) in the parentheses as shown below. Thanks. A. Controls Walkthrough B. Act 1: The Road to Orochi --------------------- A. Controls (Thanks to JDplasma11) --------------------- Triangle- Dig Circle- Bark (Check stats) X- Jump, twice for double jump (before you get the ability, press X near a wall during your jump) Square- Ram/press down brush while in brush mode Left analog- Move Right analog- Move camera L1- Change camera views, from overhead to 3rd person L2- Hold down to see map R1- Enter Brush mode R2- Leap back, or do a circle if walking Start- Access Menu Select- Access Options ------------------------- Walkthrough ------------------------- Act 1: The Road to Orochi ------------------------- Kamiki Village --------------------- After the big cutscene, you have just watched, you will now be in control. Walk into the light ahead to continue on to the River of the Heavens. River of the Heavens -------------------- Use the Origin Mirror (basically a save point) to save and then run straight across the bridge. You may ram (Square button) the jars ahead to get a few Yen and continue on and up the ledge using the double jump (which you press X while in midair near a ledge to push off the ledge to go a bit higher). Once you get to the next bridge, you will learn your first Celestial Brush technique: Rejuvenation where you will be able to replace certain broken things and Issun shows you an example by redrawing the broken bridge. Anyway, take the path that you see and first, take a right up the hill, run up to the top and you will encounter your first Constellation where you redraw the stars and get a brush technique. Now, after this cutscene, you can finally use your Rejuvenation technique. Run down the hill and take a right to where you see a small river. Now, hold R1 and redraw the river with using the Square button to draw thin lines or the Triangle to draw even thicker lines (which is easier to use when rejunenating something in the game). Take note that while you're swimming in this river, your health doesn't go down, while in other rivers or water areas in the game, your health will go down. Continue to the other side of the river and walk through the light across the small plain. Cave of Nagi ------------ Run up the path until you reach the statue of Nagi. Then walk up to the statue, hold R1 to enter brush mode and draw a vertical line from the tip of his broken sword to fix it. Now redraw that new constellation you see and acquire the Power Slash technique! Cut the logs to get out of the cave and follow the arrow back to Kamiki Village. You will encounter your first battle on the way back so show the monsters what you've got by ramming into them or using your new Power Slash technique. Further in the game, battles will get more complex. Just use what you have right now and you will be fine in battles for now. Kamiki Village -------------- When you get back, cut the fruit hanging from the tree with Power Slash and head down to the village. Explore around a bit and try to talk to a few people in the village. When an arrow appears follow it until you reach a cutscene. Now, open brush mode and paint a circle in the sky to create a sun. The reason why you can create a sun without having to learn how is because you are playing as Amaterasu, the Sun God (just so you don't get confused). After the second little cutscene, you will engage in a battle which should be fairly easy to conquer. Now head down to the village and do a few little tasks down in the village: Mrs. Orange's Drying Pole ------------------------- Talk to Mrs. Orange down by the river and keep talking to her each time until she mentions that her drying pole is missing. Now you will see the drying rack to the right of Mrs. Orange so go into Brush Mode and draw a line from the top of one pole to the top of the other pole to recreate Mrs. Orange's drying pole. Now once she has her clothes on the drying pole, talk to her again until the green marker on the top of her head disappears then draw the sun to dry her clothes. You will earn 7+ praise for doing this little sidequest. Turnip Digging Contest ---------------------- Talk to Mushi, the little kid with the dog named Hayabusa to compete with his dog to dig up 10 turnips to beat the record of 9 turnips dug up. If you want to do this contest read here for a strategy, if not, just skip to the next sidequest. When you are digging, make sure that lady doesn't smack you so what you do is you pull out that brush of yours and give her a nice whack with the Power Slash technique. Dig fast so you don't waste to much ink so quickly. Getting the contest finished is hard work and fun but isn't required. Now lets get back to the main quest for now. Kamiki Village (continued) --------------------------- Talk to Kushi (that woman in the rice fields) and she will tell you to go talk to Susano. Head over to that big hut across the river from Kushi's house and head to the basement where you will see Susano sleeping like a rock. You can't wake him up now so go outside of the hut and head up the path to the huge boulder that is blocking the way to the Shinshu Field. Talk to the Merchant who is trying to move the boulder and a battle will start between you and a few monsters that appear out of nowhere. Once he talks to you about getting Susano, go get Susano by going back to his hut and tackleing him with the Square button to wake him up. Once he is up on your back, take him to the Merchant. He'll say he will have to go train so follow him to the back of his hut where he'll be sleeping on the job... again. Talk to him and he says he wants sake to drink to start his training. Head back to Kushi and talk to her. Her mill is broken so she can't polish anymore rice until it is fixed. Use the Rejuvenation power to fix it and talk to her again to get the sake for Susano. You have to press Triangle near the sake to bite it and hold it in your jaw, now run to Susano to start his training. Susano Training --------------- After you have given him the sake, talk to him again to start the training session. Now when he starts slashing through the mannequins, you have to cut them right after he "supposedly" cuts them in half. So open your brush screen and use power slash on the two mannequins and the rock (right after Susano hits them). Now, he will run to the boulder so after he slashes it, you slash it to clear the boulder out of the way. Now after the cutscene, if you want to save, save at the Origin Mirror right next to the bridge. Then continue on to Shinshu Field when you are ready. Shinshu Field: Rejuvenating Sakuya's Roots ------------------------------------------ Now you are finally past Kamiki Village, congrats, however you are still not done there and will have to return a few times in the near future. Now head out onto the field and you will see dark blotches invading the area. Don't enter these areas at anytime until you have cleared them by rejuvenating one of Sakuya's trees. You will see a green floating scroll ahead which is basically a fight with some monsters if you run into it. For future reference, Shinshu Field is a good place to collect Demon Fangs by running into these battles and using Power Slash on the monsters after you kill them and as they are falling to the ground. Anyway, lets continue on. What you will want to do is head up the path and take the first left you see and then heading into the cave ahead. Hana Valley ----------- There is an Origin Mirror right in front of you now, so save your game if you please. Head up the path and break the chest to get a Travelers Charm. You will see a few Imps dancing around a campfire, run up to them, finish the fight and head further up the path. Once you see a rogue tree that will try to attack you by throwing fruit at you, make sure you Power Slash and hit that fruit back at the tree to make it stunned for a while. While it is stunned, move past it and continue on ahead. Once you have reached another battle with the Imp's, there will be a new Imp to face off, just try your best to attack him and use Power Slash a lot. Jump to dodge his attacks as well. Once you finish the battle, you will meet Susano again. After you talk to him, head over to the wall painting and draw a sun in the blank spot to open a new path. Head up the newly opened path and into a new room where you will see a tree bud in the center of the room. You will see a path to the left side of the room blocked by a few logs, Power Slash them and run along that path for now. You will see an Origin Mirror on the ledge so save if you please. Now move along ahead to meet Susano yet again. You will go yet again on a Power Slash training session with Susano, now when the cutscene ends, you will see that the ball the bear was standing on was a little Crystal Ball. Move the crystal ball into that room where you saw the tree bud. Now move it up onto the placement at the front of the room and now the water should be bumping it up in the air. Look carefully at the wall painting that Issun shows you. That is how you do the little puzzle, make a sun right above the crystal where you can and the tree bud will grow into a tree. Another constellation will appear and draw it to make Sakigami, the first of the triumvirate of flora gods appears and Sakigami will teach you Bloom, which makes trees bloom and a few other things like Clovers when you find them. After the cutscene, draw a circle on the Guardian Sapling to make it bloom and cure the evil that was placed upon Hana Valley. Head back out of Hana Valley while testing out that Bloom technique on a few things such as those rogue trees, the withered grass and the black, withered trees. Save your game when you reach the Origin Mirror and Continue on. Shinshu Field -------------- Head over to the Guardian Sapling in Shinshu Field and Bloom it to rid the field of the cursed zones. Break the box in front of the tree to get a technique scroll and break the one behind the tree to collect a Travelers Charm. Explore around Shinshu Field a bit to get a few treasures or clear a few devil gates around the area which are basically small gates with a curse around it. You can get to the Dojo by running up the hill and turning around. You will see a house and a Devil Gate by it. Clear the Devil Gate first and then go into the house. The Dojo is a place where you can learn new moves for battle, make sure you have a good amount of Yen with you when you go so you can buy the moves. Go up even further up the hill and past the bridge ahead and go down the hill on the other side of the bridge. If you try to go into the house during the day, it will say come back at nightfall. So wait for nightfall which should take a few minutes and when it is night, go into the house. While you're waiting for nightfall, head back up the hill, across the bridge and go back down the hill to the left and go into the house at the end and talk to Mika, the man inside the house. Here is yet a new sidequest for you to explore. Mika's Monster Notebook ----------------------- After you talk to Mika, he will give you a list with 5 Monster's names on it. What you have to do is: DURING THE NIGHT, engage in battles and fight each of the 5 monsters at Shinshu Field. You have to walk into the floating scrolls to engage in battles and you won't get all 5 monsters by just going into 5 battles, you actually have to go and engage in battles until each one of the monsters shows up. When the battle background has a red hue to it instead of a blue hue, that indicates that you have found one of the 5 monsters that you have to take out and then cross them off the list. When you have defeated all 5, go back to Mika and talk to him to collect a reward. Shinshu Field (main quest continued) ------------------------------------ If you chose to do the Mika's Monster Notebook sidequest, then after you walk out of the house, it will turn nightfall and you will engage in a battle with one of the monsters from his list immediately. Once you finish it, first thing you should do is head back to that house you couldn't go into during the day and talk to the guy inside. He will ask you to help him with his fireworks display and look at the formula he posted on the wall. Take a look at it and see how it looks like a brush stroke? When he lights all of the fireworks bring up brush mode and do that brush stroke on the fireworks to initiate a cutscene. A constellation will appear so fill in the stars and get a new brush technique: CHERRY BOMB. You make a cherry bomb by drawing the same stroke that you did for Tama's Fireworks. The use of this technique is to blow up walls that have a crack in them and you can even use it in battle to damage your enemies. Explore the opening that you just laid a cherry bomb to and get a RAT STATUE. Now, head back to Kamiki Village, if you want to continue the main quest. Kamiki Village -------------- When you get back to the village, head back up to where you learned the Sun technique and talk to Mr. Orange. Engage in conversation with him until he says that all of the withered trees need to be restored for him to do his Konohana Shuffle and have it have an effect. Explore the village and use bloom to restore any of the black, withered trees and when you got all of them, return to Mr. Orange for a cutscene. He will do his Konohana Shuffle and you get to help him blossom a few buds on the tree. Afterward, Sakuya will have a brief conversation with you and a new constellation will appear giving you the new power of Water Lily where you can now create water lilys on the water by drawing a circle on the water. Test it out, collect the Sun Fragment from the treasure chest and head out of Kamiki Village. Shinshu Field ------------- Head back up the hill and take a right and run until you reach the Agata Forest port where you will try your new Water Lily power and continue on into the Agata Forest. Agata Forest ------------ Head down the slope and then run along the path until you can see a cave entrance along the beach. Go into the cave and into the house in the cave. Talk to the fortune teller and pay her to tell a fortune. Your fortune should be: In the dense and leafy forest... Inside a cave sealed by a rock... A part of the wood sprite waits to be revived. It waits for a holy bomb to break the cracked rock! Head out of the house and the cave and while exiting to the cave, keep to the left and instead of walking up the ramp, go further and then follow the path you find. Now, go inside the cave behind the waterfall and bomb the wall to get through. Now Blossem the Guardian Sapling to revive it and the Agata Forest. Open the chest in front of you to obtain the Devout Beads and head out of the Waterfall Cave. Now you can go out onto the little landmasses out in front of the waterfall cave. A prophet named "Waka" will confront you and battle you so be prepared. Mini-Boss Waka ============== Waka is pretty easy to defeat, all you really have to do is watch out for his sword attacks. There is one special attack that he does by throwing an arrow at you but it alone is easy to dodge as well as the rest of his attacks. The only think about the battle is that it takes a while to beat Waka but other than that you should be set with what you know about battles so far. Don't forget Waka's prophecy at the end: I foresee a log and big thrills! Agata Forest ------------ Now, head back onto the main path and talk to the guy in the bear mask. He will tell you that he wants his son to rebuild the bridge which was destroyed in a flood but his son won't do it because he is already spending too much time with his dog. Go find his son who is nearby on a little island in the forest. You can see him from where the man in the bear mask is just look out to the lake and you'll see his son out on the lake. Key in the Lake - mission --------------- Here is a little mission for you to do, you have to help fish out a couple fish to get the key to Tsuta Ruins. Read the instructions on how to catch a fish and get to work. Basically, draw a line to a fish, try hooking it in by using the analog stick and moving it in the opposite direction that the fish is moving. When the sign of a certain button on the controller appears on-screen, press the selected button to throw the fish out of the water. Now, while the fish is in mid-air, use the Power Slash to cut it and reel in it. Repeat this a few times until you get the key from the big fish at the end. Remember that you can sell these fish to any dealers in the land and you might even get a pretty big profit from each. Agata Forest ------------ Now that you have the key, head over to the Tsuta Ruins (location is marked on your map, so use L2 and follow the red circle on the map of Agata Forest to find the ruins.). When you are ready, head into the Tsuta Ruins. Tsuta Ruins - dungeon --------------------- Save your game using the Mirror on your left. Now, take a right and follow the path and walk through the doors. Use the ledge to double jump and get on top of it and continue along. Use your lilypad power on the water then get onto the ledge and climb up. Now, run down the path and get into a battle with a new monster that looks like a plant bud. Attack him a few times and then when the red circle appears on him, circle him with your brush and attack the monster until it is dead. That stone circle at the top of the path will now turn into a crystal ball. Push it to the end of the path and onto the switch to open a new path. In this room, two more monsters will appear. Defeat them and move on. Examine the log in the room you are in and Issun will mention that sunshine will perk up those mushrooms. Well, point your camera up and paint a sun in the sky to enlarge the mushrooms. Use the mushrooms to get up onto the high ledge and use the cherry bomb technique to blast away the wall nearby. Move along until you get to the room where Issun will sneeze. When he sneezes, the ledge holding you up will start to collapse. Run as fast as you can to the other side of the ledge to avoid falling to your death. In the next room with a bridge, jump down (since you can't progress any further with that Devil Lock in the way for now) and talk to the stone slab that is guarding the entrance to the next room. Tackle him and watch carefully because his weak points will show up. What you have to do is hit Blockhead at those weak points in the correct sequence in which they came up. Once you get it correct, a Devil Key for that Devil Lock will appear in the middle of the room. Press Triangle to bite the key and climb back up to the bridge using the logs that just appeared between each ledge allowing you to get back on the bridge a lot easier. Unlock that Devil Lock and move on. Run along ahead to the broken bridge, rejuvenate it and continue on. Save at the mirror on your left and go through the door. In this room, just clear all of the devil gates and draw another sun in the sky after you are done with the gates. Use the mushrooms to get onto the ledge and then destroy the pots at the end to restore the water to normal. Now, head back to the entrance of Tsuta Ruins and head through the newly opened door which is easily visible seeing as there is a sun right in the center of the door and it is shining. Anyway, head into the light to go into another room. Go around the room and clear up each infected spot by stroking each spot with the brush and it will Bloom that spot. Bloom each spot and a constellation will appear. Test out your new Vine ability and use the Konohana Blossems to get to the top of the room and through the door. Head up the path to your right, and use the first Blossem you see to fly to it using vines. Now use the other blossems to get to the top of this room and once you are on the top of the platform with four hooks on it, use your vine power from a blossem to one of the hooks to hook the blossems to the platform. Repeat this with the other 3 blossems and hooks and then drop down into the room after the platform has lifted. Save at the mirror right behind you and continue on to the boss fight. ******************** Boss: Spider Queen ******************** Run through the Golden Gate and then continue ahead to start your boss battle with the Spider Queen! First off, lets start with how to dodge the Queen's attacks. The first attack that she'll most likely use is the one where you will see white strands spew from her mouth and she'll try to suck you in with them. Just run out of the way for those, they are easy to dodge. With her second attack, she'll lunge at you and try to stomp you with her spider legs. Just jump and run out of the way for this attack. With her third attack, she will summon a few hands and throw little power balls at you which you can dodge by just jumping over them. With her next attack, she'll climb up a strand of web and then try to body slam down on you. Your best bet is just to jump out of the way so she doesn't hit you. Now, when she finally summons an egg, it will pop out right over her head so Power Slash it to cut it and spill the poison down onto the queen. Now, use the blossems to attach vines to the hooks on the back of the spider since its bottom is facing up now briefly. Once the bottom of the spider opens, go in and attack the eyeballs which are now visible. Repeat this a couple times until you slay the spider queen. Agata Forest ------------ After you talk with the boy and his dog, take a look at your map. On the bottom left side is where you need to go since it will show two paths blocked by a river and that is where Kokari needs to build the bridge. Talk to Kokari there and before you know it, you'll be on a log heading down the stream at a quick pace. What you need to do is hook the hooks on the log using the blossems you see on both sides of the river. This is a hard challenge but each couple times you fail, the time limit will go up a little making it a bit easier to complete. Once you can hook all 6 hooks, you'll come to a stop and the log will pose as a bridge from one side of the river to the other side. Now, run across the new bridge and head into Taka Pass. Taka Pass --------- First things first, lets try and revive that Guardian Sapling which is in the area. There is an Origin Mirror near the entrance of Taka Pass so save there if you will. Run up the path a little and you will see a cracked wall. Cherry Bomb it and run inside the tunnel. A littler further inside and you will meet that "half-baked prophet" Waka again. Battle him again using the same tactics you did the last time you fought him. Also, pay attention to his new prophecy: "I foresee a DOG-gone difficult quest.." Head up on the ramp and through the rest of the tunnel. Now, when you get back onto the plain, head down the path to the right. You will see a new guardian sapling ahead so go to it, fix the bridge to get across to it, and then Bloom it to revive the area. Now head back to the entrance of Taka Pass and talk to the Tea Lady near the entrance. she will say that she needs her teacup to continue business and those moles took it from her. The Mischevious Moles and the Teacup - sidequest ------------------------------------ The moles are on the hill to the right of the house at the bottom of Taka Pass. Once you get to them, the boss in the blue dress up, will talk to you and a game will start much like Whack-a-Mole. Just whack the boss in the blue shirt 3 times by tackling and then he will drop something that you need to pick up and bring it back to the Tea Lady to obtain a Golden Mushroom. Kusa Village ------------ Head up Taka Pass and go up the hill to get to Kusa Village. The village is cursed and your ink power will be drained completely eventually while you are in this village. Head into the village and go north to talk to Princess Fuse. A battle will engage and it is pretty easy since you don't have any more ink left in you. The Princess will tell you that you need to summon the Satomi Canine Warriors which is pretty simple, there are 5 warriors in the village and a few more scattered out through Nippon so you'll have to travel quite a ways to get the remaining few. The Search for the Satomi Canine Warriors ----------------------------------------- Follow the Canine Tracker to pick up the canine warriors in the village. The 1st one that you had to track was in a cave that you had to cherry bomb, it was easy to find, just follow the tracker. Feed the dog some meat and it'll run back to the princess automatically. The 2nd dog will be in a bamboo tree so cut the tree to free the dog. Feed the dog and continue. The 3rd dog will be in a patch that you have to bloom first to get the dog out. The 4th dog will be up aways so go up the ramp to the north of the village and then when you see a flower that you can hook up to via a vine, do that and get up on the wooden bridge and go through the cave to find the next dog. The 5th dog will be where the princess was. The 5th dog will want to fight you so go ahead and choose "Yes" and then kick his butt. The dog will be a worthy opponent so be careful when you are fighting him. After the fight, the princess will mark your map for the 3 remaining canine warriors that need to be found so get to it and we'll find the remaining mutts so you can continue your journey. Head out of Kusa Village and head back to Taka Pass. Check your map and one of the markings that the princess put on your map will be visible. Head towards that location and make sure you go through the arch so that you can head into Sasa Sanctuary for yet another mission to complete. Finding the kidnapped bird -------------------------- Once you talk to the Sparrow guards, they'll tell you that the boss' daughter has been kidnapped. Our first suspect will be that mysterious house owned by the Cutters. Wait till nightfall and then go to the cutters house. Once there, go to the right of the house and climb the log to get on top. Cherry bomb the loose planks holding the roof together then drop in the house. Mrs. Cutter will still be awake and sharpening her knives so press and hold triangle near her to grab her and reveal the monster that she is by dragging her under the moonlight. During the fight with them, power slash them to bring them down and then attack them to defeat them. After the fight, you'll find the kidnapped bird so bring her back to Sasa Sanctuary so you can gain access to the location and find that dog. Go into the elevator which is straight ahead when you enter the building and go talk to the sparrow boss. Take everything in the baskets and head downstairs again to go and see if you can rescue that dog yet. Go the entrance of the building (don't go outside) and take a left to go into the hot spring place that the sparrows mentioned. You can't get through the gate which is on the left so that means we can't get the dog yet but talk to that guy who is in the empty spring and see if you can help him. Hot Spring Water Troubles ------------------------- Talk to the sparrow in the empty spring and Mr. Bamboo will come along from Kusa Village to help and bring back the spring water. Say "Yes" when an option comes up about helping bring back the spring water and you will now start a minigame. The objective of this game is to rapidly dig down so Mr. Bamboo can get deep into the ground and make sure he is safe while traveling down under ground. He isn't able to avoid danger so you have to help him when he might get hurt. Follow the on-screen directions for the full understanding of the minigame. Pay attention and make sure you read the last slide of the minigame directions because it says to use various brush techniques to break rocks and progress and in the picture it shows how you can make sure Mr. Bamboo can avoid trouble. If he has to cross over something, you have to have the wind pick him up and take him over the jagged rock or some other rock that he can't cross without getting hurt. Take advantage of your brush techniques and be attentive to any dangers that Mr. Bamboo might run into. At the bottom of the stage, he'll dance around the spot that you need to dig so dig there and then you'll bring water back to the spring. Good job, you beat the difficult minigame. Lucky you, another constellation appears. Talk to Nuragami, the god of water, to learn a cool trick that applys to using water. Issun will teach you how to use your new technique and now the gate will open so you can finally go find that dog. Finding the Satomi Canine Warriors - continued ---------------------------------------------- To get the gate open, you'll need to put water in that huge bamboo tube using that new technique of yours. Just draw a line from the source of water to the tube and the gate will open. Talk to the crying bird that you find on your way through the gate and it will say that it lost its dog. After the conversation, the canine tracker will reappear and now you can go find that dog. The dog will be hiding in the bamboo trees and you will have to cut down the tree that has the flash on it but the flash moves so be quick about it.