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    Pickpocketing FAQ by Neo_Zeromus_X

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    x             Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope Pickpocketing faq v1.1              x
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    This is a small faq for Pickpocketing for Star Ocean: The Last Hope. I made
    this as a quick reference for what items can stolen with the Pickpocketing
    skill, as well as general information on Pickpocketing.
    
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    To skip to the appropriate section of this faq, use the CTRL + F function on
    your web broswer or word processor, and enter the words in brackets to the
    right of the section. But since this faq is so short you would be just as well
    off CTRL + F-ing the section name or simply scrolling down to it.
    
    
    Version History..................................................[SO4PICK_VHIS]
    
    What is Pickpocketing?...........................................[SO4PICK_INFO]
    
    Pickpocketing List...............................................[SO4PICK_LIST]
      Party Members..................................................[SO4PICK_PART]
      Lemuris........................................................[SO4PICK_LEMU]
      Aeos...........................................................[SO4PICK_AEOS]
      Earth..........................................................[SO4PICK_ERTH]
      Roak...........................................................[SO4PICK_ROAK]
      En II..........................................................[SO4PICK_ENII]
      Nox Obscurus...................................................[SO4PICK_NOXO]
    
    Copyright/Contact Information....................................[SO4PICK_COPY]
    
    
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    June 20th, 2009- First completed version (1.0) submitted.
    
    October 29th, 2009- Version 1.1 submitted. Decided to make the formatting
    easier on the eyes, since apparently, people actually use this guide sometimes!
    
    
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    x What Is Pickpocketing?.......................................[SO4PICK_INFO] x
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      What is Pickpocketing?
      ----------------------
    
    Pickpocketing is a skill used to steal items and money from NPCs and even your
    own party members. You may remember it if you played Star Ocean: First
    Departure or Star Ocean: Second Story/Evolution. Unfortunately, unlike say Star
    Ocean 2, there aren't many overpowered or valuable items that can be stolen
    with Pickpocketing, but you can still steal some nice materials or accessories
    before you could normally get them. It's also a nice way to get some free
    materials without having to buy or harvest/mine them.
    
    
      How do I Pickpocket?
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    To obtain the Pickpocketing skill, you first have to purchase the skill book
    for it. Your first opportunity to buy it is in Woodley village on Lemuris.
    After that, use it on Edge for him to learn the skill. However, just having the
    skill isn't enough. You also need the Bandit's Gloves accessory (also available
    at Woodley) equipped on Edge to Pickpocket. Once all that is done, go up to an
    NPC or party member and press the B button to pickpocket from them. You can
    attempt to steal multiple times until you succeed, but...
    
    
      Are there any consequences to Pickpocketing?
      --------------------------------------------
    
    Of course, you can't just steal from everyone you meet without consequence.
    Every time you pickpocket, successful or not, there's a chance your affinity
    with other party members will drop, affecting Private Actions and your chance
    of getting character endings. So if you care about the endings you get,
    it's best to not pickpocket at all. However, if you don't care about that, feel
    free to give in to your inner kleptomaniac.
    
    
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    The real bulk of this guide, the Pickpocketing list. Here's every pickpocket-
    able NPC in the game, sorted by planet and area. Items I consider valuable will
    be marked with a *. Availability of some NPCs, if they aren't permanent, is
    also noted.
    
    
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    Party members always have the same items to pickpocket, no matter where you
    pickpocket them at, so I'll list them all in this section.
    
    Reimi.....: Blueberries
    Faize.....: Monster Jewel*
    Lymle.....: Lemon
    Bacchus...: Defense Seeds*
    Meracle...: Fresh Cream
    Myuria....: Green Beryl
    Sarah.....: Bracteate*
    Arumat....: Attack Seeds*
    
    
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    Note that some NPCs become unavailable after defeating the boss of the
    Celestial Ship dungeon.
    
    
      Woodley
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    Lutea..........................: Fire Gem (unavailable after clearing Celestial
                                     Ship)
    Lutea's Mother.................: Bigberries*
    Elmirre, Oracle Aspirant.......: Magic Bracelet*
    Village Weather Forecaster.....: Gambleberries
    Nerve-Wracked Mother...........: Vinegar
    Hyperactive Kid................: Attack Card*
    Outdoor Loving Cat.............: Basil
    Ultimate Master's Grandchild...: Frozen Cider*
    Storehouse Worker..............: Ripe Berries*
    Shy Boy........................: Hot Chocolate
    Accommodating Woman............: 642 Fol
    Foolhardy Girl.................: Lacquer* (after completing quest, "Little Lost
                                     Girl")
    Sir Francis, Curious Cat.......: Anti-Poison Amulet* (after completing quest,
                                     "Curious Kitty")
    
    
      Triom
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    Ever-Smiling Old Woman.........: 53 Fol (unavailable after clearing Celestial
                                     Ship)
    Clever Cat.....................: Lizardskin (unavailable after clearing
                                     Celestial Ship)
    Obstinate Woman................: Blueberries, Empty Bottle
    Iron-Willed Man................: Anti-Stun Amulet*
    Devout Man.....................: Vile Goop
    Mindit, Devout Man's Cat.......: Tasty Mushroom
    Faithful Man...................: Sacrificial Doll* (unavailable after clearing
                                     Celestial Ship)
    Faithful Elder.................: Sacrificial Doll* (unavailable after clearing
                                     Celestial Ship)
    Lonely Young Girl..............: 10 Fol
    Chilly Old Crone...............: Hot Chocolate
    Big-Hearted Man................: 1 Fol
    Shady Sorcerer.................: Alchemist's Water
    Ghimdo.........................: 780 Fol (unavailable after clearing Celestial
                                     Ship)
    Lutea..........................: Fire Gem (after clearing Celestial Ship)
    
    After exploring Cardianon, all the NPCs here will move to Woodley except the
    Chilly Old Crone and the Devout Man and his cat. You can move the Chilly Old
    Crone to Woodley by completing the quest "The Stubborn Matriarch".
    
    
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    Note that all the NPCs in the Exploration Base become unavailable after coming
    back from exploring Roak.
    
    
      Exploration Base
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    Commander Grafton.............: Natural Water
    Supreme Commander Gaghan......: Monster Jewel*
    Kaye, Eldarian Researcher.....: Monster Jewel*
    Curious Eldarian..............: Bizarre Fruit*
    Rosa, SRF-002 Crewwoman.......: Fresh Sage
    Chad, SRF-004 Crewman.........: Seaweed
    Rose, Smiling Eldarian........: 10 Fol
    Van...........................: Pickled Plum
    Pazal, Eldarian Scientist.....: Seasonings
    David, SRF-002 Crewman........: Olive Oil
    Lilia, Chief of Analysis......: 300 Fol
    Bawles........................: 1 Fol
    Donald, SRF-002 Crewman.......: Blueberries
    Alton, Eldarian Base Worker...: Uncooked Pasta
    Duncan, SRF-002 Crewman.......: Aquaberries
    Jakov, SRF-004 Crewman........: Bigberries
    Jeter, SRF-004 Crewman........: 230 Fol
    Ector, Eldarian Crewman.......: Aquaberries
    
    
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    All of the NPCs on Earth are also unavailable once the events here are cleared.
    
    
      Abandoned Town
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    Ingratiating Cat...: Intelligence Seeds* (Klaus's House, unavailable after
                         entering Military Facility)
    Klaus..............: Protection Seeds* (Outside Military Facility, unavailable
                         after entering Military Facility)
    
    
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      Astralian Continent
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    Autanim..................: 105 Fol
    Patiently Waiting Girl...: Natural Water
    
    
      Tatroi
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    Gentle Old Woman..............: Fresh Sage
    Smooth-Talking Shopkeeper.....: Gold*
    Fiercely Resolute Guard.......: Natto
    Cat-Loving Kid................: Sweet Fruit*
    Talking Cat...................: Holy Water
    Unlucky Old Woman.............: Vile Goop
    Fruit-Crazed Old Man..........: Thornberries
    Impulsive Girl................: Silk*
    Cheerful Girl.................: Snakeskin*
    Potentially-Slacking Guard....: Resistance Potion*
    Suspicious Psychokinetisist...: Disintegration Stone*
    Veteran Guard.................: Resurrection Elixir*
    Jarvis, Hot-Blooded Bouncer...: Hyper Potion*
    Diligent Clerk................: Ginseng
    Manly and Upright Warrior.....: 5 Fol, Carrot Doll (Appears after visiting the
                                    King of Astral, moves to the tavern after
                                    defeating Black Eagle. Carrot Doll needed for
                                    quest "The Stray Carrot")
    Relaxed Guard.................: Blueberries
    Dutiful Sailor................: Coal*
    Historic Old Man..............: Barrier Spiritwater*
    Unsatisfied Guard.............: 650 Fol
    Canal Barge Chief.............: Lemon
    Envious Elder.................: Crystal
    Jasmine, Queen of Inventors...: Seasonings
    Mischievious Woman............: Fresh Cream*
    Shadowy Dollmaker.............: Accuracy Seeds*
    Tavern Bartender..............: Aquaberries
    Lazy Cat......................: Wool*
    Deeply Sleeping Old Man.......: Super Aphrodisiac* (available after clearing
                                    Purgatorium)
    Bashful Man...................: Gorgeous Stone* (needed for Quest, "Whodunit?",
                                    available after clearing Purgatorium)
    
    
      Tatroi Arena
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    The arena will be available to explore after clearing the quest "Where's the
    Receptionist?"
    
    Totally Buff Guy.........................: Health Seeds*
    Mentally-Focused Warrior.................: Natural Water
    Aimless Man..............................: Gunpowder
    Jack, Nonchalantly Threatening Bouncer...: Blackberries
    Torte, Hard-Working Girl.................: Rich Cheese
    Battle-Starved Woman.....................: Caterpillar Fungus
    Daniel, Self-Confident Bouncer...........: Peryton Droppings
    Chatty Bunny Trainer.....................: Bunny Feed*
    Lost Bunny...............................: Magic Seeds*
    Bunny Lover..............................: Nectar
    Excited Man..............................: Strength Potion*
    Analytical Man...........................: Alchemist's Water
    Boy Spectator............................: Empty Bottle
    Woman Spectator..........................: Empty Bottle
    Ravenous Girl............................: Sushi
    Macho Man................................: Poison Cider
    Bunny Race Clerk.........................: Pickled Plum
    Research-Obsessed Man....................: Super Aphrodisiac*
    
    
      Black Tribe Tent
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    The Black Tribe NPCs here appear after meeting Sarah and are unavailable after
    you head to the Purgatorium.
    
    Fully-Prepared Man...................: Repair Kit
    Unresponsive Old Man (Tribe Elder)...: Magical Clay*
    Hard Working Tribesman...............: 40 Fol
    Apprentice Tribesman.................: Bunny Feed*
    Friendly Tribeswoman.................: Sacrificial Doll
    Chatty Trainer's Little Brother......: Super Aphrodisiac* (available after
                                           clearing the Purgatorium)
    
    
      Astral
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    Lively Girl........................: Giant Bird Feather*
    Teary-Eyed Girl....................: Empty Bottle
    Terminally Shy Knight..............: Alchemist's Water
    Sickly Mother......................: Silver*
    Jack-of-all-Trades.................: Alchemist's Water
    Kind-Eyed Old Man..................: 1,000 Fol
    Drowsy Old Woman...................: Resurrection Elixir*
    Careless Shopkeeper................: Warning Brooch*
    Canal Barge Chief..................: Lemon (same as in Tatroi)
    Woozy Man..........................: Peryton Droppings
    Drooling Girl......................: Lemon
    Knight's Wife......................: Sacrificial Doll
    Composed Knight....................: Tent*
    Anessa the Tomboy..................: Sacrificial Doll
    Lias, Astralian Royal Knight.......: Astralian Emblem* (unavailable after
    Ramrod Stiff Knight................: Empty Bottle
    Fidgety Man........................: Common Egg
    Heavily Made-up Lady...............: Blueberries
    Madonna of the Greengrocers........: Pie Crusts*
    High-Spirited Girl.................: Aquaberries
    Man Who Appears to Be a Guard......: 1830 Fol
    Battle-Tested Soldier..............: Energy Bracelet*
    Knight Whose Dream Was Fulfilled...: Gambleberries
    Brand New Guard....................: 5 Fol
    Guardsmanlike Guard................: Astralian Emblem*
    Man Searching for the Divine.......: Mysterious Paint* (available after
                                         clearing the Purgatorium)
    Buster, Obstinate Thug.............: Monster Jewel* (available after clearing
                                         the Purgatorium)
    
    
      Astral Castle
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    Unconditionally Obedient Knight....: Thunder Gem*
    Novice Knight......................: White Rice
    Serious Guard......................: 260 Fol
    Exceptionally Slow Talking Guard...: Mental Potion*
    Guard Prone to Fantasizing.........: Miracle Pie*
    Thoughtful Guard...................: Holy Water
    King of Astral.....................: Ruby*
    Faithful Servant...................: Learning Gloves* (Upper floor, after
                                         defeating Black Eagle)
    Shrewed Guard......................: Monster Jewel* (Upper Floor, after
                                         defeating Black Eagle)
    Overly-Cautious Knight.............: Pickled Plum (Upper floor, after defeating
                                         Black Eagle)
    
    
      Astral Caves
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    The Astral Caves are available after completing the quest "Ogre Battling";
    available after exploring En II. I'm not entirely sure if these NPCs are lost
    forever, or if they relocate somewhere else after clearing the caves (I know
    Lewis reappears in Astral, but not sure about the others). Any confirmation is
    appreciated.
    
    Ralph, Slow-Motion Knight...: Natto
    Tony, Wandering Knight......: Glowstick
    Lewis, Knight Near Death....: Sacrificial Doll
    Richard, Faultless Knight...: Skill Manual "Chain Combos"
    Wystal, Knight Corporal.....: Raw Animal Meat
    
    
    Tropp:
    
    Pathologically-Petulant Woman....: Fire Paint
    Curious Youth....................: Mixed Syrup
    Tough Talking Girl...............: Shadestone*
    Haughty Girl.....................: Mixed Syrup
    Retired Explorer.................: Gambleberries
    Out-of-Work Sailor...............: Anti-Paralysis Amulet*
    Yawning Girl.....................: Sushi*
    Chaz.............................: 80 Fol
    Overweight Woman.................: Sweet Fruit
    Man Who's All Talk...............: Pickled Pepper Potion*
    Sharp Cat........................: Strength Potion*
    Sprightly Old Man................: Bunny Feed
    Eleyna...........................: Disintegration Stone* (available after
                                       coming back from the Purgatorium entrance)
    Ex-Cultist/Ruddle the Traveler...: Peryton Droppings (available after clearing
                                       the Purgatorium)
    Speaker of the Old Tongue........: Silent Cider (available after clearing the
                                       Purgatorium)
    
    
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    Control Station:
    
    Smiling Woman.............: Sweet Fruit
    Hopeful Man...............: Ash*
    Traffic-Control Woman.....: Manacloth*
    Giotto....................: Monster Jewel*
    Operator..................: 17,000 Fol*
    Orwen, Dutiful Operator...: Fire Gem
    Impressed Symbologist.....: Magic Seeds*
    
    
    Centropolis:
    
    Insomniac Man...................: Compact Silence Bomb
    Viola, Awakened Master..........: Magic Capacitator*
    Skittish Cat....................: Raw Fish
    Girl Who Sings from the Heart...: Faerie of Wisdom*
    Katrina, Believer in Fate.......: Gambleberries
    Psychic Girl....................: Citrine*
    Modest Woman....................: Holy Water
    Transport Controller............: Resistance Potion*
    Jessica, Praying Woman..........: Demon Amulet* (unavailable after entering Nox
                                      Obscurus)
    Depressed Man...................: DANGER! DO NOT DRINK!
    Determined Warrior..............: Sacrificial Doll
    Unyielding Man..................: MP Absorption Unit*
    Young at Heart Researcher.......: Secret Memo* (needed for quest, "Where's the
                                      Recipe?")
    Jealous Wife....................: Lesser Demon's Fetish*
    Philosophical Man...............: Parchment*
    Fanatic Cat.....................: Greater Demon's Fetish*
    Free-Spirited Woman.............: 1001 Fol
    Magical Chef....................: Fresh Sage (unavailable after completing
                                      quest, "Where's the Recipe?")
    
    
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    Barago, Keeper of Past Knowledge...: Natto
    
    
      Wandering Dungeon
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    Santa, Mercentilian................: 3 Fol
    
    
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      Ravine of Extinction
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    Extremely Prudent Woman.........: Support Card
    Trembling Girl..................: Magic Seeds*
    Self-Suggesting Warrior.........: Hyper Potion*
    Vigorous Warrior................: Dragonblood Crystal*
    Morale-Boosting Warrior.........: Ripe Berries
    Louvre, Healing Symbol Master...: Healing Paint
    Orwen, Dutiful Operator.........: Fire Gem
    
    
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