STAR OCEAN Shop FAQ v1.05
November 2, 2001
By Kristina Ann Potts AKA Aussie2B or Succubus
E-mail: triacesuperfan@hotmail.com


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
I.   Moore Continent
     A. Clatos
        1. Potion Shop
           a. Note
     B. Hot
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Skill Shop
     C. Portmis
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
II.  Astral Continent
     A. Otanimu
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
           a. Note
     B. Tatoroy
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
           a. Note
     C. Astral Castle Town
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
     D. Trop
        1. Restaurant
          a. Information about Restaurant
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
III. Van Continent
     A. Ecdart
        1. Tavern
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Music Shop
        4. Skill Shop
     B. Ionis
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Tool Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
     C. Van Castle Town
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Food Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
        5. Shoe Shop
     D. Dulus
        1. Note about Dulus (shops currently N/A)
     E. Sylvalant Castle Town
        1. Potion Shop
        2. Food Shop
        3. Skill Shop
        4. Armory
        5. Santa's Shop
Contacting Me
Copyright Information
Thanks to...


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INTRODUCTION
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If you're like me, you have a difficult time remembering which stores carry 
the items you want in Star Ocean 2. Star Ocean is no different. In fact, I 
find it even more difficult because it's in Japanese, a language I don't 
know, and I imagine most people playing Star Ocean also don't know Japanese. 
I wrote this FAQ to aid myself in Item Creation, and I hope it can help you 
as well.

First, a brief explanation. In Star Ocean, shops can be recognized (usually) 
by a sign next to the building's door. One type of shop is labeled with a 
sign showing three round objects. They could be bubbles, berries, whatever. 
Your guess is a good as mine. ^_~ Since these shops generally carry items 
that heal, I call them "Potion Shops". Another type of shop is labeled with 
something that looks like a pot, a bottle, something like that. Since these 
shops generally carry items such as raw materials for Item Creation and 
offensive items for battle, I call them "Tool Shops". The shops that sell 
weapons and armor I call "Armories". These are labeled with a sword. "Skill 
Shops" sell skills (duh). These are labeled with a magnifying lens. There are 
exceptions to these, so my advice is to talk to every person in a town. You 
should be able to find the store you want easily enough. 

In addition to the items I have listed prices. But as far as I can tell, 
prices are constant in the game. No matter what shop you're in, a Blackberry 
is going to cost the same amount.

By the way, I threw in Skill shops just for the heck of it. You really don't 
need that information. Star Ocean doesn't allow you to buy a set of skills 
more than once, so each time you reach a new Skill shop, try buying them all. 
You'll get the ones you need, and you don't have to worry about wasting money 
on the ones you already have.


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I. MOORE CONTINENT
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A. CLATOS
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry   50
Blackberry 180
Aquaberry   70
Spectacles  10

NOTE: At the beginning of the game you can buy clothes for Iria. The clothes 
cost 10 fol.


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B. HOT
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry          50
Blackberry        180
Aquaberry          70
Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250

2. TOOL SHOP

Blueberry              50
Blackberry            180
Aquaberry              70
Spectacles             10
Flare Bomb            180
Harmonica           28600
Tsuruhashi (pickaxe) 1200
Recure Bottle         300

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV1 300
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV1  100
Gijutsu Kanren (Skill-related) Skill LV1      600


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C. PORTMIS
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry          50
Blackberry        180
Aquaberry          70
Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250
Gyokairui (fish)  800
Zebori             50
Lavender           35

2. TOOL SHOP

Blueberry              50
Blackberry            180
Aquaberry              70
Spectacles             10
Flare Bomb            180
Harmonica           28600
Tsuruhashi (pickaxe) 1200
Recure Bottle         300

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV2 600
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV1  100
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV2  200
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV1     1000

4. ARMORY

Long Sword                         100
Sabre                              300
Two-handed Sword                   500
Rod                                 10
Knuckles                            20
Banded Mail                        200
Sheer Cloak                         20
Juudougi (suit for judo practice) 1200
Leather Helm                        20
Round Shield                       120
Leather Greaves                    100
Boots                                5
Spectacles                          10
Flare Bomb                         180
Tsuruhashi (pickaxe)              1200
Bikini                              10


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II. ASTRAL CONTINENT
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A. OTANIMU
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry          50
Blackberry        180
Aquaberry          70
Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250
Gyokairui (fish)  800
Zebori             50
Lavender           35
Mandrake          100

2. TOOL SHOP

Stink Bomb    200
Mind Bomb     300
Flare Bomb    180
Poison Check 2800
Spectacles     10
Magic Color  2000
Creator Pen   120
Ruby          450
Sapphire      680
Crystal       740
Diamond      3000
Cure Paralyze 800
Iron           10

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV1 300
Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV2 600
Gijutsu Kanren (Skill-related) Skill LV2     1200
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV1     1000

4. ARMORY

Sabre                              300
Claymore                          1300
Rod                                 10
Hard Knuckles                       80
Banded Mail                        200
Sheer Cloak                         20
Juudougi (suit for judo practice) 1200
Leather Helm                        20
Banded Helm                        100
Round Shield                       120
Leather Greaves                    100
Iron Greaves                       200
Sinclair                          1000

NOTE: You can buy portraits of your characters for 5 fol each, but they 
ALWAYS (until I'm proven wrong ;) ) end up being scribbled (ie failed) 
drawings. For 980 fol, you can also buy a (useless) book from the female 
singing trio known as "Stalkers".


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B. TATOROY
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry          50
Blackberry        180
Aquaberry          70
Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250
Gyokairui (fish)  800
Zebori             50
Lavender           35
Mandrake          100

2. TOOL SHOP

Stink Bomb    200
Mind Bomb     300
Flare Bomb    180
Poison Check 2800
Spectacles     10
Magic Color  2000
Creator Pen   120
Ruby          450
Sapphire      680
Guitar     120000
Cure Paralyze 800
Iron           10

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV2 600
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV2  200
Gijutsu Kanren (Skill-related) Skill LV2     1200
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV2     2000

4. ARMORY

Sabre                              300
Claymore                          1300
Rod                                 10
Hard Knuckles                       80
Banded Mail                        200
Sheer Cloak                         20
Juudougi (suit for judo practice) 1200
Leather Helm                        20
Banded Helm                        100
Round Shield                       120
Leather Greaves                    100
Iron Greaves                       200
Sinclair                          1000

NOTE: Though it isn't actually something you can buy, for 600 fol you can 
play a virtual RPG with Puffy.


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C. ASTRAL CASTLE TOWN
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry          50
Blackberry        180
Aquaberry          70
Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250
Gyokairui (fish)  800
Zebori             50
Lavender           35
Mandrake          100

2. TOOL SHOP

Stink Bomb    200
Mind Bomb     300
Flare Bomb    180
Poison Check 2800
Spectacles     10
Magic Color  2000
Creator Pen   120
Ruby          450
Sapphire      680
Crystal       740
Diamond      3000
Cure Paralyze 800
Iron           10

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV3 5000
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV1      1000
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV2      2000
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV3     20000

4. ARMORY

Sinclair                                 1000
Claymore                                 1300
Ruby Wand                                  50
Hard Knuckles                              80
Ringed Mail                               500
China Dougi (Chinese martial arts suit?) 3200
Banded Helm                               100
Round Shield                              120
Iron Greaves                              200


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D. TROP
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1. RESTAURANT

(1) Steak 130
(2) Seafood Spaghetti
(3) Stew
(4) Ketsukoudesu (cancellation of the transaction)

(1) Fruit Parfait
(2) Apple Pie
(3) Sherbet
(4) Ketsukoudesu (cancellation of the transaction)

INFO ABOUT RESTAURANT: First, you choose from three main dishes. If you do 
buy one of the dishes, the waitress will then ask you if you'd like a 
dessert. You don't have to buy a dessert, but you cannot buy a dessert 
without first purchasing a main dish.

2. TOOL SHOP

Spectacles     10
Blueberry      50
Blackberry    180
Aquaberry      70
Stink Bomb    200
Mind Bomb     300
Flare Bomb    180
Poison Check 2800
Magic Color  2000
Creator Pen   120
Trumpet    120000

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV1  300
Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV2  600
Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV3 1200
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV2      2000

4. ARMORY

Sinclair                                 1000
Claymore                                 1300
Ruby Wand                                  50
Hard Knuckles                              80
Ringed Mail                               500
China Dougi (Chinese martial arts suit?) 3200
Banded Helm                               100
Round Shield                              120
Iron Greaves                              200


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III. VAN CONTINENT
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A. ECDART
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1. TAVERN

Ichi no Kura 1000
Senchuu      1400
Yaegaki "Mu" 4000

2. TOOL SHOP

Ruby         450
Sapphire     680
Green Beryl 1400
Crystal      740
Diamond     3000
Silver       300
Gold         280
Brooch      2500
Necklace     500
Iron          10

3. MUSIC SHOP

Trumpet  120000
Trombone 195000
Sax      161000
Clarinet  80000
Violin   200000
Guitar   120000
Harmonica 28600

4. SKILL SHOP

Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV1   100
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV2   200
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV3   300
Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV2 1200


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B. IONIS
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry          50
Blackberry        180
Aquaberry          70
Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250
Gyokairui (fish)  800
Zebori             50
Lavender           35

2. TOOL SHOP

Magic Card               70
Magic Color            2000
Research Pen            400
Creator Pen             120
Smith's Hammer          600
Spectacles               10
Mandrake                100
Zebori                   50
Lavender                 35
Ruby                    450
Sapphire                680
Diamond                3000
Hato no Esa (pigeon feed) 1
Iron                     10

3. SKILL SHOP

Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV1   100
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV2   200
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV3   300
Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV2 1200

4. ARMORY

Sinclair                                 1000
Claymore                                 1300
Ruby Wand                                  50
Hard Knuckles                              80
Brigandine                               1200
Amber Robe                                150
China Dougi (Chinese martial arts suit?) 3200
Iron Helm                                 350
Round Shield                              120
Iron Greaves                              200
China Shoes                              1200


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C. VAN CASTLE TOWN
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry         50
Blackberry       180
Aquaberry         70
Recure Bottle    300
Resurrect Bottle 500
Artemis Leaf     320
Shadow Flower    300
Lavender          35

2. FOOD SHOP

Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250
Gyokairui (fish)  800

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV1  600
Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV2 1200
Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV3 5000
Sentou Kanren (Battle-related) Skill LV2      2000

4. ARMORY

Sinclair                                 1000
Zweihander                               4000
Hagnak                                    220
Gradius                                   500
Sensetsukon                              3000
Long Bow                                  300
Cross Bow                                1200
Plate Mail                               2600
Silver Robe                               500
China Dougi (Chinese martial arts suit?) 3200
Chuukadougi (Chinese martial arts suit?) 3000
Pretty Bikini                             600
Plate Helm                                720
Knight's Shield                           500
Plate Greaves                             600
Spectacles                                 10

5. SHOE SHOP

Sandals                  3
Boots                    5
Suede Boots             20
Leather Boots           45
Judo Shoes             920
China Shoes           1200
Chuuka (Chinese) Shoes 500


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D. DULUS (Currently N/A)
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NOTE ABOUT DULUS: I'm not going to spoil the plot, but I will say that you 
can only buy items in Dulus for a short period of time in the game. Once I 
play through Star Ocean again, I will add the Dulus items. This town just has 
basic items, though.


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E. SYLVALANT CASTLE TOWN
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1. POTION SHOP

Blueberry                50
Blackberry              180
Aquaberry                70
Recure Bottle           300
Resurrect Bottle        500
Artemis Leaf            320
Shadow Flower           300
Lavender                 35
Sweet Syrup             200
Super Potion           1000
Might Potion            600
Stink Bomb              200
Mind Bomb               300
Flare Bomb              180
Hato no Esa (pigeon feed) 1
Cure Stone             1000
Iron                     10
Spectacles               10

2. FOOD SHOP

Kokumotsu (grain) 800
Kudamono (fruit)  180
Yasai (vegetable)  60
Nikurui (meat)    250
Gyokairui (fish)  800

3. SKILL SHOP

Chishiki Kanren (Knowledge-related) Skill LV3 1200
Kankaku Kanren (Sensation-related) Skill LV3   300
Gijutsu Kanren (Skill-related) Skill LV3      5000

4. ARMORY

Walloon Sword                                2000
Flamberge                                    7100
Baselard                                     2500
Crest Rod                                    1200
Cestus                                       4500
Halberd                                      3400
Aruvaresuto (Direct Katakana translation...) 5000
Steel Armor                                  5200
Holy Cloak                                  10000
Battle Suit                                 10000
Neko (cat) Suit                             20000
Steel Helm                                   1600
Fine Shield                                  1200
Silver Greaves                               2000

5. SANTA'S SHOP

(Santa is hiding behind the tree to the right of the entrance of the 
mansion.)

Santa's Boots 4500000
Tri-emblem    8000765


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CONTACTING ME
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Since I don't know Japanese, some of my translations could possibly be 
incorrect, but with the aid of Katakana and Hiragana charts, Ian Kelley's 
walkthrough and FAQs, the Star Ocean: The Second Story Strategy Guide, my 
friends who know Japanese, and other resources, I think I got almost 
everything right. After reading through this, though, I'm sure you'll 
discover the translations I'm unsure of. If you can help me with these, I'd 
REALLY appreciate it.

If there's any information you think is missing or info that you'd like to 
see added, email about that. I will NOT include info relating to the ROM, nor 
will I change my FAQ to match any translation patches out there. I did the 
work of translating all this stuff myself before the ROM was even playable.

If you'd just like some help with something in Star Ocean, I would be happy 
to help, but I will not and cannot (as I've never played it and have no 
desire to) provide information on where to find the ROM or how to get it to 
work, nor will I answer questions regarding translations patches. I love 
chatting about tri-Ace and the Star Ocean games, though. ^_^ My email address 
is: triacesuperfan@hotmail.com


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COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
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This walkthrough is copyright 2001 Kristina Potts. This walkthrough may be 
used only if the author has been contacted and gave permission, nothing is 
altered, and the walkthrough is used in its entirety. Credit must also be 
given to the author. This walkthrough may NOT be used for commercial 
purposes.


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THANKS TO...
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Tri-Ace for making one of my favorites games. You guys rule. ^_^

Enix for publishing this game.

Ian Kelley. Without your walkthrough, I would have never been able to play 
this game. The same goes for many SO fans. Your walkthrough and FAQs also 
helped me with the names of a few items. Your Hiragana and Katakana charts 
have been useful in MANY ways.

PJK and Kurt. Thanks for letting me bug you about some translations. And 
thanks to all my buddies at the Game Pond and the Castlevania Dungeon for 
putting up with my constant ranting and raving about how Square sucks and 
tri-Ace games are God's greatest gift to man. =P

GameFAQs for just existing. What would I do at 3 in the morning without your 
FAQs and message boards?

Andreas. No real reason. Just felt like thanking you. You know why. ^_~

And I thank myself, because without me, this FAQ wouldn't be possible. So... 
till next time, peeps. Toodles.