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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars                                  |
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Equipment FAQ                                                               |
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Version: 1.30                                                               |
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Written by: Haroon Subhani ( a.k.a 888_bl00dsh0t )                          |
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E-mail: haroon88888888@hotmail.com ( eight 8's )                            |
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        1.00: Submitted guide on April 26, 2007.                            |
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        1.10: Added 3 new 'Charts' sections to conveniently display         |
              all the info about each piece of equipment. Fixed             |
              a couple of spelling/grammar mistakes. May 12, 2007.          |
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        1.20: Added a few equipment setups to groups with Geno.             |
              May 13, 2007.                                                 |
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        1.30: Created a new 'Frequently Asked Questions' section and added  |
              a new equipment setup for Mario / Geno / Toadstool.           |
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Welcome Super Mario RPG fan to the equipment FAQ. I've made this FAQ
to show all the correct stats of weapons, armor, and mainly, the accessories.
This FAQ also shows the locations of equipment for purchasing and finding
for free. Detailed descriptions for obtaining tough-to-find equipment is
listed, as well as rankings to show the best equipment.


If you are looking for a specific text/equipment, press Ctrl+F to quickly
open up a menu bar. Then, simply type the name of the text and search.
You can use it with the titles in the table of contents to skip to that
exact text in this FAQ.


If you want to learn more about me or talk to me, read my 
"MISCELLANEOUS" section at the bottom of this FAQ.


Enjoy Reading!



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                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I.   WEAPONS
        1.01: Mario
        1.02: Mallow
        1.03: Geno
        1.04: Bowser
        1.05: Princess Toadstool
        1.06: Charts

II.  ARMOR
        2.01: Mario
        2.02: Mallow
        2.03: Geno
        2.04: Bowser
        2.05: Princess Toadstool
        2.06: Everyone
        2.07: Rankings
        2.08: Charts

III. ACCESSORIES
        3.01: Mario
        3.02: Princess Toadstool
        3.03: Everyone
        3.04: Rankings
        3.05: Charts

IV.  EQUIPMENT SETUPS
        4.01: Mario / Geno / Toadstool
        4.02: Mario / Geno / Bowser
        4.03: Mario / Geno / Mallow
        4.04: Mario / Toadstool / Bowser
        4.05: Mario / Toadstool / Mallow
        4.06: Mario / Bowser / Mallow

V.   MISCELLANEOUS
        5.01: Frequently Asked Questions
        5.02: Credits and Thank You's
        5.03: Copyrights
        5.04: Feedback



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		     	         I.   WEAPONS
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The following weapons are ordered from weakest to strongest.

All weapons that are not purchased can only be obtained once. Any weapon
that is purchased can be obtained over and over again.

( The only exception is the 'Frying Pan' for Princess Toadstool. )



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                                  1.01: Mario
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|---Hammer---|

Buy: 123 coins
Sell: 61 coins

Attack: +0

Purchase from: Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )

NOTE: This hammer gets you an automatic 'Lucky!' when you perform
      a timed hit. Consequently, it enables you to play the "Yoshi Egg"
      game after the battle is over.



|---Hammer---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 35 coins

Attack: +10

Find ( free ): Defeat the Hammer Bros. on Mushroom Way



|---Noknok Shell---|

Buy: 20 coins
Sell: 10 coins

Attack: +20

Find ( free ): Get it by completing the Midas River course

Purchase from: Seaside town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Punch Glove---|

Buy: 36 coins
Sell: 18 coins

Attack: +30

Purchase from: 1. Moleville
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Super Hammer---|

Buy: 70 coins
Sell: 35 coins

Attack: +40

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Masher---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 80 coins

Attack: +50

Find ( free ): Go to the 4th floor of Booster's Tower ( where all the Rob-
               Omb's are ) and go into the entrance. You should be on a
               small platform with a treasure box hanging over you. Stand
               on the brown tile closest to the ledge and walk off the
               ledge in the south-eastern direction from that brown tile.
               Keep walking in mid-air until you land on the see-saw with
               the bomb on it. Doing this will get you this weapon.



|---Troopa Shell---|

Buy: 90 coins
Sell: 45 coins

Attack: +50

Purchase from: Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Mega Glove---|

Buy: 102 coins
Sell: 51 coins

Attack: +60

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Ultra Hammer---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 57 coins

Attack: +70

Find ( free ): In Smithy's Factory, in the area directly after the second
               Save Block, there is a treasure box. Hit it for this weapon.



|---Lazy Shell---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 100 coins

Attack: +90

Find ( free ): First, you must talk to the mouse in Monstro Town if you
               haven't done so already. This opens a new path in Rose Town.
               The mouse in on the top floor of the west-most house. After
               this, obtain the 'Seed' after you beat Megasmilax. Second,
               defeat Valentina. Then, after you defeat Valentina, go to
               the eastern edge of Nimbus Land ( where there is nothing but
               sky ) and walk along the edge. You will find an invisible
               path where Shy Away is hiding and he will give you the
               'Fertilizer'. Once you have the 'Seed' and 'Fertilizer' go
               to Rose Town and go to the back of Rose Town where the new
               path has opened up. Go there into the house and talk to the
               Toad and give him the 'Seed' and 'Fertilizer' to create a
               beanstalk. Then climb the beanstalk and collect this weapon.



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                                1.02: Mallow
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|---Froggie Stick---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 90 coins

Attack: +20

Find ( free ): After you defeat Croco for the first time, go to the shop
               in Mushroom Kingdom and talk to the Toad managing the shop.
               He will give you a 'Cricket Pie'. Then, go to Tadpole Pond
               and talk to Frogfucious. He takes your 'Cricket Pie' and
               gives you this weapon.



|---Cymbals---|

Buy: 42 coins
Sell: 21 coins

Attack: +30

Purchase from: 1. Moleville
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Whomp Glove---|

Buy: 72 coins
Sell: 36 coins

Attack: +40

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Ribbit Stick---|

Buy: 86 coins
Sell: 43 coins

Attack: +50

Purchase from: Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Sticky Glove---|

Buy: 98 coins
Sell: 49 coins

Attack: +60

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Sonic Cymbal---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 54 coins

Attack: +70

Find ( free ): Behind one of the 6 doors in Bowser's Keep is an Action
               Course with platforms to cross in the first screen. Complete
               this course to get this weapon.



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                                    1.03: Geno
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|---Finger Shot---|

Buy: 50 coins
Sell: 25 coins

Attack: +12

Find ( free ): After Geno joins your party, go back to the Rose Town inn
               and talk to Gaz. He gives you this weapon.

Purchase from: 1. Moleville
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Hand Gun---|

Buy: 75 coins
Sell: 37 coins

Attack: +24

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Shaman's shop in the Sea/Sunken Ship
               3. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Double Punch---|

Buy: 88 coins
Sell: 44 coins

Attack: +35

Purchase from: Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich ) 



|---Hand Cannon---|

Buy: 105 coins
Sell: 52 coins

Attack: +45

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Star Gun---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 60 coins

Attack: +57

Find ( free ): Behind one of the 6 doors in Bowser's Keep is a Battle
               Course with Gu Goombas in the first screen. Complete this
               course to get this weapon.



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                                  1.04: Bowser
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|---Chomp Shell---|

Buy: 60 coins
Sell: 30 coins

Attack: +9

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Chomp---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 70 coins

Attack: +10

Find ( free ): Go to the 8th floor of Booster's Tower ( right after the 
               first Save Block ) and you will see 6 portraits of 
               Booster's family line. Select each one in the order from
               youngest to oldest. The order from left to right is:
               6th, 5th, 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 4th. Then collect the key and go
               into the locked room. You will see a Chomp. Jump at the
               Chomp and you will obtain this weapon.



|---Hurly Gloves---|

Buy: 92 coins
Sell: 46 coins

Attack: +20

Purchase from: 1. Shaman's shop in the Sea/Sunken Ship
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Spiked Link---|

Buy: 94 coins
Sell: 47 coins

Attack: +30

Purchase from: Monstro Town



|---Drill Claw---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 59 coins

Attack: +40

Find ( free ): Behind one of the 6 doors in Bowser's Keep is a Battle
               Course with Terracottas in the first screen. Complete this
               course to get this weapon.



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                            1.05: Princess Toadstool
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|---Slap Glove---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Attack: +40

Find ( free ): Comes equipped when she joins your party

Purchase from: Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Parasol---|

Buy: 84 coins
Sell: 42 coins

Attack: +50

Purchase from: Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---War Fan---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Attack: +60

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Super Slap---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 55 coins

Attack: +70

Find ( free ): Behind one of the 6 doors in Bowser's Keep is an Action
               Course with Terrapins jumping across a lava floor. Complete
               this course to get this weapon.



|---Frying Pan---|

Buy: 300 coins ( Only once )
Sell: 150 coins

Attack: +90

Find/Purchase: After defeating the Axem Rangers and getting the 6th Star
               Piece, go to the shop in Moleville and talk to the Toad.
               Item #3 will be the 'Metal Plate' which is the same thing
               as the 'Frying Pan' ( just with a different name ). If he
               offers Item #1 or Item #2, just say no to them. This weapon
               can only be purchased once.



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                                  1.06: Charts
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Weapon Summary Chart: Mario


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               |        |         |          |                               |
Name of Weapon | Attack | Buy for | Sell for |     Purchase from / Find      |
               |        | (Coins) | (Coins)  |                               |
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               |        |         |          | Seaside Town shop.            |
Hammer (Lucky) |   +0   |   123   |    61    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
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               |        |         |          | Defeat the Hammer Bros.       |
Hammer         |   +10  |   N/A   |    35    | on Mushroom Way.              |
               |        |         |          |                               |
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               |        |         |          | Seaside Town shop.            |
Noknok Shell   |   +20  |   20    |    10    | Finish 'Midas River' course.  |
               |        |         |          |                               |
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               |        |         |          | Moleville shop.               |
Punch Glove    |   +30  |   34    |    17    | Seaside Town shop.            |
               |        |         |          |                               |
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               |        |         |          | Marrymore shop.               |
Super Hammer   |   +40  |   70    |    35    | Seaside Town shop.            |
               |        |         |          |                               |
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               |        |         |          | In Booster Tower, jump on the |
Masher         |   +50  |   N/A   |    80    | seesaw on the 1st floor from  |
               |        |         |          | a very high place.            |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Seaside Town shop.            |
Troopa Shell   |   +50  |   90    |    45    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Nimbus Land shop.             |
Mega Glove     |   +60  |   102   |    51    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Smithy Factory treasure box   |
Ultra Hammer   |   +70  |   N/A   |    57    | after the 2nd Save Block.     |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Give 'Seed' and 'Fertilizer'  |
Lazy Shell     |   +90  |   N/A   |    100   | to gardener in Rose Town.     |
               |        |         |          |                               |
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Weapon Summary Chart: Mallow


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               |        |         |          |                               |
Name of Weapon | Attack | Buy for | Sell for |     Purchase from / Find      |
               |        | (Coins) | (Coins)  |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Get the 'Cricket Pie' from    |
Froggie Stick  |   +20  |   N/A   |    90    | Mushroom Kingdom shopkeeper,  |
               |        |         |          | then talk to Frogfucious.     |
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               |        |         |          | Moleville shop.               |
Cymbals        |   +30  |   42    |    21    | Seaside Town shop.            |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Marrymore shop.               |
Whomp Glove    |   +40  |   72    |    36    | Seaside Town shop.            |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Seaside Town shop.            |
Ribbit Stick   |   +50  |   86    |    43    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Nimbus Land shop.             |
Sticky Glove   |   +60  |   98    |    49    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Beat the Action Course with   |
Sonic Cymbal   |   +70  |   N/A   |    54    | platforms in the 1st screen.  |
               |        |         |          | It's behind one of the six    |
               |        |         |          | doors in Bowser's Keep.       |
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Weapon Summary Chart: Geno


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               |        |         |          |                               |
Name of Weapon | Attack | Buy for | Sell for |     Purchase from / Find      |
               |        | (Coins) | (Coins)  |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Moleville shop.               |
Finger Shot    |   +12  |   50    |    25    | Seaside Town shop.            |
               |        |         |          | Talk to Gaz in Rose Town inn  |
               |        |         |          | after Geno joins you.         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Shaman's Sea shop.            |
Hand Gun       |   +24  |   75    |    37    | Shaman's Sunken Ship shop.    |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Seaside Town shop.            |
Double Punch   |   +35  |   88    |    44    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Nimbus Land shop.             |
Hand Cannon    |   +45  |   105   |    52    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Beat the Battle Course with   |
Star Gun       |   +57  |   N/A   |    60    | Gu Goombas in the 1st screen. |
               |        |         |          | It's behind one of the six    |
               |        |         |          | doors in Bowser's Keep.       |
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Weapon Summary Chart: Bowser


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               |        |         |          |                               |
Name of Weapon | Attack | Buy for | Sell for |     Purchase from / Find      |
               |        | (Coins) | (Coins)  |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Shaman's Sea shop.            |
Chomp Shell    |   +9   |   60    |    30    | Shaman's Sunken Ship shop.    |
               |        |         |          |                               |
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               |        |         |          | Booster Tower 8th floor after |
Chomp          |   +10  |   N/A   |    70    | 1st Save Block. Put the       |
               |        |         |          | portraits in the right order  |
               |        |         |          | and go through the door.      |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Shaman's Sea shop.            |
Hurly Gloves   |   +20  |   92    |    46    | Shaman's Sunken Ship shop.    |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Monstro Town shop.            |
Spiked Link    |   +30  |   94    |    47    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Beat the Battle Course with   |
Drill Claw     |   +40  |   N/A   |    59    | Terracottas in the 1st screen.|
               |        |         |          | It's behind one of the six    |
               |        |         |          | doors in Bowser's Keep.       |
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Weapon Summary Chart: Princess Toadstool

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               |        |         |          |                               |
Name of Weapon | Attack | Buy for | Sell for |     Purchase from / Find      |
               |        | (Coins) | (Coins)  |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Seaside Town shop.            |
Slap Glove     |   +40  |   100   |    50    | Automatically comes equipped. |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Seaside Town shop.            |
Parasol        |   +50  |   84    |    42    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Nimbus Land shop.             |
War Fan        |   +60  |   100   |    50    |                               |
               |        |         |          |                               |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Beat the Action Course with   |
Super Slap     |   +70  |   N/A   |    55    | Terrapins in the 1st screen.  |
               |        |         |          | It's behind one of the six    |
               |        |         |          | doors in Bowser's Keep.       |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               |        |         |          | Moleville item shop after     |
Frying Pan     |   +90  |   300   |    150   | you beat the Axem Rangers.    |
               |        |         |          | Talk to Toad in the shop.     |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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                                  II.  ARMOR
===============================================================================



The following armor is ordered from weakest to strongest.

Every piece of armor can be obtained over and over again. ( The only
exception is the 'Polka Dress' for Princess Toadstool. )



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                                  2.01: Mario
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|---Shirt---|

Buy: 7 coins
Sell: 3 coins

Defense: +6
Mg. Defense: +6

Total stat increase: +12

Purchase from: 1. Mushroom Kingdom
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Thick Shirt---|

Buy: 14 coins	
Sell: 7 coins

Defense: +12
Mg. Defense: +8

Total stat increase: +20

Purchase from: 1. Rose Town
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Mega Shirt---|

Buy: 22 coins
Sell: 11 coins

Defense: +18
Mg. Defense: +10

Total stat increase: +28 

Purchase from: 1. Moleville
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Happy Shirt---|

Buy: 38 coins
Sell: 19 coins

Defense: +24
Mg. Defense: +12

Total stat increase: +36

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Sailor Shirt---|

Buy: 50 coins	
Sell: 25 coins

Defense: +30
Mg. Defense: +15

Total stat increase: +45

Purchase from: 1. Shaman's shop in the Sea/Sunken Ship
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Fuzzy Shirt---|

Buy: 70 coins
Sell: 35 coins

Defense: +36
Mg. Defense: +18

Total stat increase: +54

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Fire Shirt---|

Buy: 90 coins
Sell: 45 coins

Defense: +42
Mg. Defense: +21

Total stat increase: +63

Purchase from: 1. Hino Mart in Barrel Volcano
               2. Croco's first shop in Bowser's Keep



|---Hero Shirt---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Defense: +48
Mg. Defense: +24

Total stat increase: +72

Purchase from: Croco's second shop in Bowser's Keep



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                                  2.02: Mallow
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|---Pants---|

Buy: 7 coins
Sell: 3 coins

Defense: +6
Mg. Defense: +3

Total stat increase: +9

Purchase from: 1. Mushroom Kingdom
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Thick Pants---|

Buy: 14 coins
Sell: 7 coins

Defense: +12
Mg. Defense: +6

Total stat increase: +18

Purchase from: 1. Rose Town
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Mega Pants---|

Buy: 22 coins
Sell: 11 coins

Defense: +18
Mg. Defense: +9

Total stat increase: +27

Purchase from: 1. Moleville
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Happy Pants---|

Buy: 38 coins
Sell: 19 coins

Defense: +24
Mg. Defense: +12

Total stat increase: +36

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Sailor Pants---|

Buy: 50 coins
Sell: 25 coins

Defense: +30
Mg. Defense: +15

Total stat increase: +45

Purchase from: 1. Shaman's shop in the Sea/Sunken Ship
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Fuzzy Pants---|

Buy: 70 coins
Sell: 35 coins

Defense: +36
Mg. Defense: +18

Total stat increase: +54

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Fire Pants---|

Buy: 90 coins
Sell: 45 coins

Defense: +42
Mg. Defense: +21

Total stat increase: +63

Purchase from: 1. Hino Mart in Barrel Volcano
               2. Croco's first shop in Bowser's Keep



|---Prince Pants---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Defense: +48
Mg. Defense: +24

Total stat increase: +72

Purchase from: Croco's second shop in Bowser's Keep.



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                                   2.03: Geno
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|---Mega Cape---|

Buy: 22 coins
Sell: 11 coins

Defense: +6
Mg. Defense: +3

Total stat increase: +9

Purchase from: 1. Moleville
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Happy Cape---|

Buy: 38 coins
Sell: 19 coins

Defense: +12
Mg. Defense: +6

Total stat increase: +18

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Sailor Cape---|

Buy: 50 coins
Sell: 25 coins

Defense: +18
Mg. Defense: +9

Total stat increase: +27

Purchase from: 1. Shaman's shop in the Sea/Sunken Ship
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Fuzzy Cape---|

Buy: 70 coins
Sell: 35 coins

Defense: +24
Mg. Defense: +12

Total stat increase: +36

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Fire Cape---|

Buy: 90 coins
Sell: 45 coins

Defense: +30
Mg. Defense: +15

Total stat increase: +45

Purchase from: 1. Hino Mart in Barrel Volcano
               2. Croco's first shop in Bowser's Keep



|---Star Cape---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Defense: +36
Mg. Defense: +18

Total stat increase: +54

Purchase: Croco's second shop in Bowser's Keep



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                                   2.04: Bowser
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|---Happy Shell---|

Buy: 38 coins
Sell: 19 coins

Defense: +6
Mg. Defense: +3

Total stat increase: +9

Purchase from: 1. Marrymore
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Courage Shell---|

Buy: 60 coins
Sell: 30 coins

Defense: +12
Mg. Defense: +6

Total stat increase: +18

Purchase from: Monstro Town



|---Fire Shell---|

Buy: 90 coins
Sell: 45 coins

Defense: +18
Mg. Defense: +9

Total stat increase: +27

Purchase from: 1. Hino Mart in Barrel Volcano
               2. Croco's first shop in Bowser's Keep



|---Heal Shell---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Defense: +24
Mg. Defense: +12

Total stat increase: +36

Purchase from: Croco's second shop in Bowser's Keep



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                            2.05: Princess Toadstool
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|---Polka Dress---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 80 coins

Defense: +24
Mg. Defense: +12

Total stat increase: +36

Find ( free ): Comes equipped when she joins your party



|---Nautica Dress---|

Buy: 50 coins
Sell: 25 coins

Defense: +30
Mg. Defense: +15

Total stat increase: +45

Purchase from: 1. Shaman's shop in the Sea/Sunken Ship
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Fuzzy Dress---|

Buy: 70 coins
Sell: 35 coins

Defense: +36
Mg. Defense: +18

Total stat increase: +54

Purchase from: Nimbus Land



|---Fire Dress---|

Buy: 90 coins
Sell: 45 coins

Defense: +42
Mg. Defense: +21

Total stat increase: +63

Purchase from: 1. Hino Mart in Barrel Volcano
               2. Croco's first shop in Bowser's Keep



|---Royal Dress---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Defense: +48
Mg. Defense: +24

Total stat increase: +72

Purchase from: Croco's second shop in Bowser's Keep



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                                 2.06: Everyone
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

|---Work Pants---|

Buy: 22 coins
Sell: 11 coins

Speed: +5

Attack: +10
Defense: +15

Mg. Attack: +10
Mg. Defense: +5

Total stat increase: +45

Purchase from: Moleville



|---Lazy Shell---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 111 coins

Speed:

Mario: -20
Mallow: -18
Geno: -30
Bowser: -15
Princess Toadstool: -24

NOTE: All natural speeds ( speeds that the characters naturally have ) 
      are put to 0. Any additional speed-increasing accessories are not
      affected by the Lazy Shell armor. If anyone equipped the Feather
      ( which increases speed by 20 ), their final speed would be 20
      because natural speed is put to 0, and speed-increasing
      accessories are unaffected.

Attack: -50
Defense: +127

Mg. Attack: -50
Mg. Defense: +127

Total stat increase:

Mario: +134
Mallow: +136
Geno: +124
Bowser: +139
Princess Toadstool: +130

Special effects: 1. Nullifies damage caused by the following enemy
                    attacks:
		 
                 Blizzard, Bolt, Corona, Crystal, Drain, Electroshock,
                 Flame, Flame Stone, Flame Wall, Ice Rock, 
                 Lightning Orb, Mega Drain, Solidify, Static E.
		 
                 2. Prevents all negative status effects.

Find ( free ): First, you must talk to the mouse in Monstro Town if you
               haven't done so already. This opens a new path in Rose Town.
               The mouse is on the top floor of the west-most house. After
               this, obtain the 'Seed' after you beat Megasmilax. Second,
               defeat Valentina. Then, after you defeat Valentina, go to
               the eastern edge of Nimbus Land ( where there is nothing but
               sky ) and walk along the edge. You will find an invisible
               path where Shy Away is hiding and he will give you the
               'Fertilizer'. Once you have the 'Seed' and 'Fertilizer' go
               to Rose Town and go to the back of Rose Town where a new
               path has opened up. Go there into the house and talk to the
               Toad and give him the 'Seed' and 'Fertilizer' to create a
               beanstalk. Then climb the beanstalk and collect this armor.



|---Super Suit---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 350 coins

Speed: +30

Attack: +50
Defense: +50

Mg. Attack: +50
Mg. Defense: +50

Total stat increase: +230

Special effects: 1. Nullifies damage caused by the following enemy
                    attacks:

                 Blizzard, Bolt, Corona, Crystal, Drain, Electroshock,
                 Flame, Flame Stone, Flame Wall, Ice Rock, 
                 Lightning Orb, Mega Drain, Solidify, Static E.

                 2. Prevents all negative status effects.

Find ( free ): Perform 100 consecutive jumps using Mario's 'Super Jump'
               special attack, then talk to the Chow in Monstro Town to
               get this armor. ( Make sure you don't use the Jump
               Shoes accessory, otherwise your jump tally won't count. )



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                                 2.07: Rankings
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The following armor is ranked from best to worst for each character.

Remember, these are just opinions, but they are pretty good.

Focus on the rank of the 'Work Pants'.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              |	             |	           |               |    Princess    |
     Mario    |    Mallow    |    Geno     |    Bowser     |    Toadstool   |
              |	             | 	           |               |                |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              |              |             |               |                |
1.Super Suit  |1.Super Suit  |1.Super Suit |1.Super Suit   |1.Super Suit    |
2.Lazy Shell  |2.Lazy Shell  |2.Lazy Shell |2.Lazy Shell   |2.Lazy Shell    |
3.Hero Shirt  |3.Prince Pants|3.Star Cape  |3.Work Pants*  |3.Royal Dress   |
4.Fire Shirt  |4.Fire Pants  |4.Fire Cape  |4.Heal Shell   |4.Fire Dress    |
5.Fuzzy Shirt |5.Fuzzy Pants |5.Work Pants*|5.Fire Shell   |5.Fuzzy Dress   |
6.Sailor Shirt|6.Sailor Pants|6.Fuzzy Cape |6.Courage Shell|6.Nautica Dress |
7.Work Pants* |7.Work Pants* |7.Happy Cape |7.Happy Shell  |7.Work Pants*   |
8.Happy Shirt |8.Happy Pants |8.Mega Cape  |               |8.Polka Dress   |
9.Mega Shirt  |9.Mega Pants  |             |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|                |
10.Thick Shirt|10.Thick Pants|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
11.Shirt      |11.Pants	     |
              |	             |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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                                  2.08: Charts
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Armor Summary Chart: Mario


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
Name of Armor|Def. |Mg.  |Total |Buy for |Sell for |    Purchase from/Find    |
             |     |Def. |      |(Coins) |(Coins)  |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Mushroom Kingdom shop.   |
Shirt        | +6  | +6  | +12  |   7    |   3     | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Rose Town shop.          |
Thick Shirt  | +12 | +8  | +20  |   14   |   7     | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Moleville shop.          |
Mega Shirt   | +18 | +10 | +28  |   22   |   11    | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Marrymore shop.          |
Happy Shirt  | +24 | +12 | +36  |   38   |   19    | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |Shaman's Sea shop.        |
Sailor Shirt | +30 | +15 | +45  |   50   |   25    |Shaman's Sunken Ship shop.|
             |     |     |      |        |         |Seaside Town shop.        |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Nimbus Land shop.        |
Fuzzy Shirt  | +36 | +18 | +54  |   70   |   35    |                          |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Hino Mart in Volcano.    |
Fire Shirt   | +42 | +21 | +63  |   90   |   45    | Croco's 1st shop in      |
             |     |     |      |        |         | Bowser's Keep.           |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Croco's 2nd shop in      |
Hero Shirt   | +48 | +24 | +72  |   100  |   50    | Bowser's Keep.           |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Armor Summary Chart: Mallow


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
Name of Armor|Def. |Mg.  |Total |Buy for |Sell for |    Purchase from/Find    |
             |     |Def. |      |(Coins) |(Coins)  |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Mushroom Kingdom shop.   |
Pants        | +6  | +3  | +9   |   7    |   3     | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Rose Town shop.          |
Thick Pants  | +12 | +6  | +18  |   14   |   7     | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Moleville shop.          |
Mega Pants   | +18 | +9  | +27  |   22   |   11    | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Marrymore shop.          |
Happy Pants  | +24 | +12 | +36  |   38   |   19    | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |Shaman's Sea shop.        |
Sailor Pants | +30 | +15 | +45  |   50   |   25    |Shaman's Sunken Ship shop.|
             |     |     |      |        |         |Seaside Town shop.        |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Nimbus Land shop.        |
Fuzzy Pants  | +36 | +18 | +54  |   70   |   35    |                          |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Hino Mart in Volcano.    |
Fire Pants   | +42 | +21 | +63  |   90   |   45    | Croco's 1st shop in      |
             |     |     |      |        |         | Bowser's Keep.           |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Croco's 2nd shop in      |
Prince Pants | +48 | +24 | +72  |   100  |   50    | Bowser's Keep.           |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Armor Summary Chart: Geno


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
Name of Armor|Def. |Mg.  |Total |Buy for |Sell for |    Purchase from/Find    |
             |     |Def. |      |(Coins) |(Coins)  |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Moleville shop.          |
Mega Cape    | +6  | +3  | +9   |   22   |   11    | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Marrymore shop.          |
Happy Cape   | +12 | +6  | +18  |   38   |   19    | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |Shaman's Sea shop.        |
Sailor Cape  | +18 | +9  | +27  |   50   |   25    |Shaman's Sunken Ship shop.|
             |     |     |      |        |         |Seaside Town shop.        |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Nimbus Land shop.        |
Fuzzy Cape   | +24 | +12 | +36  |   70   |   35    |                          |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Hino Mart in Volcano.    |
Fire Cape    | +30 | +15 | +45  |   90   |   45    | Croco's 1st shop in      |
             |     |     |      |        |         | Bowser's Keep.           |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Croco's 2nd shop in      |
Star Cape    | +36 | +18 | +54  |   100  |   50    | Bowser's Keep.           |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Armor Summary Chart: Bowser


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
Name of Armor|Def. |Mg.  |Total |Buy for |Sell for |    Purchase from/Find    |
             |     |Def. |      |(Coins) |(Coins)  |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Marrymore shop.          |
Happy Shell  | +6  | +3  | +9   |   38   |   19    | Seaside Town shop.       |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Monstro Town shop.       |
Courage Shell| +12 | +6  | +18  |   60   |   30    |                          |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Hino Mart in Volcano.    |
Fire Shell   | +18 | +9  | +27  |   90   |   45    | Croco's 1st shop in      |
             |     |     |      |        |         | Bowser's Keep.           |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Croco's 2nd shop in      |
Heal Shell   | +24 | +12 | +36  |   100  |   50    | Bowser's Keep.           |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Armor Summary Chart: Princess Toadstool


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
Name of Armor|Def. |Mg.  |Total |Buy for |Sell for |    Purchase from/Find    |
             |     |Def. |      |(Coins) |(Coins)  |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Comes equipped when she  |
Polka Dress  | +24 | +12 | +36  |   N/A  |   80    | joins your party.        |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         |Shaman's Sea shop.        |
Nautica Dress| +30 | +15 | +45  |   50   |   25    |Shaman's Sunken Ship shop.|
             |     |     |      |        |         |Seaside Town shop.        |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Nimbus Land shop.        |
Fuzzy Dress  | +36 | +18 | +54  |   70   |   35    |                          |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Hino Mart in Volcano.    |
Fire Dress   | +42 | +21 | +63  |   90   |   45    | Croco's 1st shop in      |
             |     |     |      |        |         | Bowser's Keep.           |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
             |     |     |      |        |         | Croco's 2nd shop in      |
Royal Dress  | +48 | +24 | +72  |   100  |   50    | Bowser's Keep.           |
             |     |     |      |        |         |                          |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Armor Summary Chart: Everyone


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          |     |    |    |    |    |     |       |        |                  |
Armor Name|Speed|Att.|Def.|Mg. |Mg. |Total|Buy for|Sell for|Purchase from/Find|
          |     |    |    |Att.|Def.|     |(Coins)|(Coins) |                  |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          |     |    |    |    |    |     |       |        | Moleville shop.  |
Work Pants| +5  |+10 |+15 |+10 |+5  | +45 |  22   |  11    |                  |
          |     |    |    |    |    |     |       |        |                  |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          | -15 |    |    |    |    | +124|       |        |Give 'Seed' and   |
Lazy Shell|  to |-50 |+127|-50 |+127|  to |  N/A  |  111   |'Fertilizer' to   |
          | -30 |    |    |    |    | +139|       |        |Rose Town gardener|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          |     |    |    |    |    |     |       |        |Do 100 consecutive|
Super Suit| +30 |+50 |+50 |+50 |+50 |+230 |  N/A  |  350   |Super Jumps.      |
          |     |    |    |    |    |     |       |        |                  |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



===============================================================================
                                III. Accessories
===============================================================================



The following accessories are listed alphabetically.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  3.01: Mario
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

|---Attack Scarf---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 750 coins

Speed: +30

Attack: +30
Defense: +30

Mg. Attack: +30
Mg. Defense: +30

Total stat increase: +150

Special effects: Prevents instant death.

Find ( free ): Perform 30 consecutive jumps using Mario's Super Jump
               special attack, then talk to the Chow in Monstro Town to
               get this accessory. ( Make sure you don't use the Jump
               Shoes accessory, otherwise your jump tally won't count. )



|---Coin Trick---|

Buy: 36 frog coins
Sell: 18 coins

Special effects: Doubles the amount of coins obtained after battle.

Purchase from: Seaside Town from the frog student on the upstairs
               floor of the Elder's house. Can only be purchased once.



|---Jump Shoes---|

Buy: 30 coins
Sell: 15 coins

Speed: +2

Defense: +1

Mg. Attack: +5
Mg. Defense: +1

Total stat increase: +9

Special effects: Jump attacks can damage any enemy.

Purchase from: 1. Mushroom Kingdom
               2. Rose Town
               3. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            3.02: Princess Toadstool
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

|---B'tub Ring---|

Buy: 145 coins
Sell: 72 coins

Special effects: Halves damage caused by the following enemy attacks:

                 Blizzard, Bolt, Corona, Crystal, Drain, Electroshock, 
                 Flame, Flame Stone, Flame Wall, Ice Rock, 
                 Lightning Orb, Mega Drain, Solidify, Static E.

Purchase from: Marrymore



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                                 3.03: Everyone
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

|---Amulet---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 100 coins

Speed: -5

Attack: +7
Defense: +7

Mg. Attack: +7
Mg. Defense: +7

Total stat increase: +23

Special effects: Halves damage caused by the following enemy attacks:

                 Blizzard, Bolt, Corona, Crystal, Drain, Electroshock, 
                 Flame, Flame Stone, Flame Wall, Ice Rock, 
                 Lightning Orb, Mega Drain, Solidify, Static E.

Find ( free ): In Booster's Tower, avoid being caught by the Snifits during
               the curtain search at the top of the tower.



|---Antidote Pin---|

Buy: 28 coins
Sell: 14 coins

Defense: +2

Mg. Defense: +2

Total stat increase: +4

Special effects: Prevents poison status.

Purchase from: 1. Mushroom Kingdom
               2. Rose Town
               3. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Exp. Booster---|

Buy: 22 frog coins
Sell: 11 coins

Special effects: Doubles the amount of experience obtained after battle.

Purchase from: Seaside Town from the frog student on the upstairs
               floor of the Elder's house. Can only be purchased once.


|---Fearless Pin---|

Buy: 130 coins
Sell: 65 coins

Defense: +5

Mg. Defense: +5

Total stat increase: +10

Special effects: Prevents fear status.

Purchase from: 1. Rose Town
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Feather---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 333 coins

Speed: +20

Defense: +5

Mg. Defense: +5

Total stat increase: +30

Find ( free ): Avoid getting pecked by Dodo when pretending to be a statue
               in Nimbus Land castle and Dodo will drop it.



|---Ghost Medal---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 800 coins

Special effects: Halves damage caused by any enemy attack.

Find ( free ): Complete the 3 Musty Fears quest. First, start off by
               sleeping in the bed in Monstro Town. 3 ghosts will appear
               and hide flags for you to find. They are hidden in the
               following places:

               1. Behind the 'Welcome' sign in Rose Town
               2. Next to Mario's bed in Mario's Pad
               3. Between the letters 'O' and 'A' on the Yoshi Derby
                  racetrack on Yo'ster Isle

              Once you find the flags, go back to sleep in the bed in
              Monstro Town. The ghosts will give you this accessory.

NOTE: This accessory is vulnerable to the 'Shredder' attack. It also 
      does not stack up with any other defense boosts such as 'Geno Boost',
      or 'Defense Up' Flowers, or item boosts.



|---Jinx Belt---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 999 coins

Speed: +12

Attack: +27
Defense: +27

Total stat increase: +66

Special effects: Prevents instant death.

Find ( free ): Defeat Jinx in Monstro Town 3 times to get this accessory.



|---Quartz Charm---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 3 coins

Special effects: 1. Halves damage caused by any enemy attack.

                 2. By using a regular attack, damage done to enemies
                    increases by 50%.

                 3. By using a special attack, damage done to enemies
                    increases by 50%.

                 4. By using an item attack, damage done to enemies
                    increases by 50%.

                 5. Prevents instant death.

Find ( free ): In Moleville, purchase Fireworks from the adult mole in the
               house behind the item shop ( Fireworks cost 500 coins ) Then
               go outside to a young mole managing her pretend store. Give
               her the Fireworks in exchange for a Shiny Stone. Then, go
               to Monstro Town and open the door that is locked and fight
               'Culex' ( the monster behind the door ). Defeat him to get
               this accessory.

NOTE: This accessory is vulnerable to the 'Shredder' attack. It also
      does not stack up with any other attack/defense boosts such as
      'Geno Boost', Attack Up/Defense Up Flowers, or item boosts.



|---Rare Scarf---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 75 coins

Defense: +15

Mg. Defense: +15

Total stat increase: +30

Find ( free ): On the second section of the Nimbus Land vines, climb the
               leftmost vine and continue up to eventually reach a new area
               with a treasure box containing this accessory.



|---Safety Badge---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 250 coins

Defense: +5

Mg. Defense: +5

Total stat increase: +10

Special effects: Prevents all negative status effects.

Find ( free ): Defeat the Hidon found in the room with the third save block
               in the Sunken Ship. You have to hit the treasure box in the
               room to engage the battle.



|---Safety Ring---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 400 coins

Speed: +5

Defense: +5

Mg. Defense: +5

Total stat increase: +15

Special effects: 1. Nullifies damage caused by the following enemy
                    attacks:

                 Blizzard, Bolt, Corona, Crystal, Drain, Electroshock, 
                 Flame, Flame Stone, Flame Wall, Ice Rock,
                 Lightning Orb, Mega Drain, Solidify, Static E.

                 2. Prevents all negative status effects.

                 3. Prevents instant death.

Find ( free ): In the Sunken Ship in the room directly after the under- 
               water staircase, stick to the left side of the room and go
               behind the barrels into a hidden room ( barely visible )
               containing this accessory.



|---Scrooge Ring---|

Buy: 50 frog coins
Sell: 25 coins

Special effects: Halves the amount of FP required to use special moves.

Purchase from: Seaside Town from the frog student on the upstairs
               floor of the Elder's house. Can only be purchased once.



|---Signal Ring---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 300 coins

Speed: +10

Special effects: When you enter a new screen area, a ringing sound is 
                 made if there is an invisible treasure box there. 


Find ( free ): After defeating Valentina, go to the house at the far right
               in Nimbus Land and talk to Croco. He drops it.



|---Troopa Pin---|

Buy: N/A
Sell: 500 coins

Speed: +20

Special effects: 1. By using a regular attack, damage done to enemies
                    increases by 50%.

                 2. By using a special attack, damage done to enemies
                    increases by 50%.

                 3. By using an item attack, damage done to enemies
                    increases by 50%.

Find ( free ): Scale the cliff at Land's End in less than 12 seconds
               to get this accessory.

NOTE: This accessory is vulnerable to the 'Shredder' attack. It also 
      does not stack up with any other attack boosts such as 'Geno Boost',
      or 'Attack Up' Flowers, or item boosts.




|---Trueform Pin---|

Buy: 60 coins
Sell: 30 coins

Defense: +4

Mg. Defense: +4

Total stat increase: +8

Special effects: Prevents Mushroom and Scarecrow status.

How to get: 1. Defeat the Pandorite in Kero Sewers in the room with the
               Rat Funks coming out of the walls when you pass by them.
               You have to hit the treasure box at the rear wall on the
               right side of the area.

            2. Purchase in Rose Town

            3. Purchase in Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Wake Up Pin---|

Buy: 42 coins
Sell: 21 coins

Defense: +3

Mg. Defense: +3

Total stat increase: +6

Special effects: Prevents mute and sleep status.

Find ( free ): In Mushroom Kingdom, when the Shysters have taken over,
               go to the guest bedroom in the castle and talk to the
               Toad in there, he will give you this accessory.

Purchase from: 1. Rose Town
               2. Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



|---Zoom Shoes---|

Buy: 100 coins
Sell: 50 coins

Speed: +10

Defense: +5

Mg. Defense: +5

Total stat increase: +20

Find ( free ): Go to the floor in Booster's Tower with the 'Fireball'
               booby-traps and collect the key on the floor. Use it to 
               unlock the room on that floor. Zoom Shoes are in the room.

Purchase from: Seaside Town ( After Yaridovich )



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 3.04: Rankings
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The following accessories are ranked from best to worst according to stats.

Remember, the 'Overall' is an opinion, but it is pretty good.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                 |
     Overall     |
                 |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
                 |
1.  Quartz Charm |
2.  Troopa Pin   |
3.  Attack Scarf |
4.  Safety Ring  |
5.  Ghost Medal  |
6.  Jinx Belt    |
7.  Amulet       |
8.  Safety Badge |
9.  Feather      |
10. Rare Scarf   |
11. B'tub Ring   |
12. Zoom Shoes   |
13. Fearless Pin |
14. Trueform Pin |
15. Jump Shoes   |
16. Wake Up Pin  |
17. Signal Ring  |
18. Antidote Pin |
19. Scrooge Ring |
20. Coin Trick   |
21. Exp. Booster |
                 |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  3.05: Charts
------------------------------------------------------------------------------



All of these accessories can worn by everyone unless specified otherwise.
'Attack Scarf' , 'Coin Trick' , and 'Jump Shoes' can be equipped only by
Mario, and the 'B'tub Ring' can only be equipped by Princess Toadstool.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |              |
  Name   |Spd|Att|Def|Mg.|Mg.|Total| Buy |Sell |Purchase from/|   Special    |
         |   |   |   |Att|Def|     | for | for |     Find     |   Effects    |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |In Booster    |Halves damage |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Tower, avoid  |that you take |
Amulet   |-5 |+7 |+7 |+7 |+7 | +23 | N/A | 100 |Snifits in    |from many     |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|the curtain   |magic attacks.|
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |search.       |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Mushroom      |Prevents      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Kingdom, Rose |Poison Status.|
Antidote |+0 |+0 |+2 |+0 |+2 | +4  | 28  | 14  |Town, and     |              |
  Pin    |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|Coins|Seaside Town  |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |shops.        |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Perform 30    |Prevents      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |consecutive   |instant death.|
Attack   |+30|+30|+30|+30|+30| +150| N/A | 750 |Super Jumps.  |              |
Scarf    |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|              |              |
(Mario)  |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Marrymore     |Halves damage |
B'tub    |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |shop.         |that you take |
Ring     |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +0  | 145 | 72  |              |from many     |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|Coins|              |magic attacks.|
(Toad-   |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |              |
Stool)   |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Frog student  |Doubles amount|
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |on top floor  |of coins that |
Coin     |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +0  | 36  | 18  |of elder's    |you get from  |
Trick    |   |   |   |   |   |     |Frog |Coins|house in      |after a       |
(Mario)  |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|     |Seaside Town. |battle.       |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Frog student  |Doubles amount|
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |on top floor  |of experience |
Exp.     |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +0  | 22  | 11  |of elder's    |that you get  |
Booster  |   |   |   |   |   |     |Frog |Coins|house in      |from after a  |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|     |Seaside Town. |battle.       |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Rose Town and |Prevents fear |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Seaside Town  |status.       |
Fearless |+0 |+0 |+5 |+0 |+5 | +10 | 130 | 65  |shops.        |              |
  Pin    |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|Coins|              |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Avoid getting |None.         |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |pecked by Dodo|              |
Feather  |+20|+0 |+5 |+0 |+5 | +30 | N/A | 333 |when being a  |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|statue in     |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Nimbus castle.|              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Complete the  |Halves damage |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |'Three Musty  |caused by any |
Ghost    |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +0  | N/A | 800 |Fears' flag-  |enemy attack. |
Medal    |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|finding quest.|              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Defeat Jinx   |Prevents      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |in Monstro    |instant death.|
Jinx     |+12|+27|+27|+0 |+0 | +66 | N/A | 999 |Town 3 times. |              |
Belt     |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|              |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Mushroom      |Jump attacks  |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Kingdom, Rose |can damage    |
Jump     |+2 |+0 |+1 |+5 |+1 | +9  | 30  | 15  |Town, and     |any enemy.    |
shoes    |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|Coins|Seaside Town  |              |
(Mario)  |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |shops.        |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Defeat Culex  |Halves damage |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |behind the    |caused by any |
Quartz   |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +0  | N/A | 3   |locked door in|enemy attack. |
Charm    |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|Monstro Town. |Damage you do |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Use the 'Shiny|increases by  |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Stone' to open|50%.          |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |the door.     |Prevents      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |instant death.|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Climb the     |None.         |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |left-most     |              |
Rare     |+0 |+0 |+15|+0 |+15| +30 | N/A | 75  |vines on the  |              |
Scarf    |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|way to Nimbus |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Land.         |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Defeat Hidon  |Prevents all  |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |found in a    |negative      |
Safety   |+0 |+0 |+5 |+0 |+5 | +10 | N/A | 250 |treasure box  |status        |
Badge    |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|near end of   |effects.      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Sunken Ship.  |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Open the door |Prevents all  |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |hidden behind |negative      |
Safety   |+5 |+0 |+5 |+0 |+5 | +15 | N/A | 400 |barrels in the|status        |
Ring     |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|under-water   |effects.      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |room in the   |Nullifies many|
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Sunken Ship.  |magic attacks.|
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |Prevents      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |              |instant death.|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Frog student  |Special       |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |on top floor  |attacks only  | 
Scrooge  |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +0  | 50  | 25  |of elder's    |take half the |
Ring     |   |   |   |   |   |     |Frog |Coins|house in      |normal amount |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|     |Seaside Town. |of FP to use. |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Right-most    |Ringing sound |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |house in      |is made when  |
Signal   |+10|+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +10 | N/A | 300 |Nimbus Land   |a hidden      |
Ring     |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|after you beat|treasure box  |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Valentina.    |is nearby.    |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Climb the     |Damage you do |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Land's End    |to enemies    |
Troopa   |+20|+0 |+0 |+0 |+0 | +0  | N/A | 500 |cliff in less |increases by  |
 Pin     |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |Coins|than 12       |50%.          |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |seconds.      |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Beat Pandorite|Prevents      |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |in Kero Sewers|Mushroom and  |
Trueform |+0 |+0 |+4 |+0 |+4 | +8  | 60  | 30  |treasure box. |Scarecrow     |
  Pin    |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|Coins|Rose Town and |status.       |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Seaside Town  |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |shops.        |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Mushroom      |Prevents mute |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Kingdom guest |and sleep     |
Wake Up  |+0 |+0 |+3 |+0 |+3 | +6  | 42  | 21  |bedroom when  |status.       |
  Pin    |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|Coins|Shysters take |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |over.         |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Rose Town and |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Seaside Town  |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |shops.        |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Booster Tower |None.         |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |locked door   |              |
Zoom     |+10|+0 |+5 |+0 |+5 | +20 | 100 | 50  |where Fireball|              |
Shoes    |   |   |   |   |   |     |Coins|Coins|booby-traps   |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |are located.  |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |Seaside Town  |              |
         |   |   |   |   |   |     |     |     |shop.         |              |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



==============================================================================
                             IV. EQUIPMENT SETUPS
==============================================================================



This section is mainly for completionists that have found all of the
equipment in the game.

If you are missing some equipment, check my above sections on accessory
rankings and armor rankings to create a great setup without some of the
equipment that you are missing.

All of the setups involve the Quartz Charm, Attack Scarf, and Troopa Pin.
Make sure you try the setups before e-mailing negative feedback. Also,
if you want to tell me your own brilliant setups, I'll post them in
this FAQ and give you credit.

I believe that certain characters are better than others, and therefore
certain setups should usually be tried with the better characters.
In my opinion, I think the order of characters from strongest to weakest
is as follows ( excluding Mario ):

1. Geno ( Fairly better than Toadstool )
2. Toadstool ( Fairly Better than Bowser )
3. Bowser ( Very Slightly better than Mallow )
4. Mallow

If I were to place Mario, I would place him between Toadstool and Bowser
( Toadstool being only very slightly better than Mario ).

Obviously, setups vary because of different types of battles ( regular,
bosses, etc. ). So, I've tried to make the best general setup that takes
as much as possible into account.

The general pattern for my setups is maximizing the amount of damage with
an attack I do this by coupling the Super Suit with the Troopa Pin or
Quartz Charm. The attack increase from the Super Suit (+50) combined with the
attack multiplier of the Troopa Pin or Quartz Charm (1.5x) does greater
damage than giving an attack enhancing item without an attack multiplier.

For defense, I give the Quartz Charm to the person with the weakest defense.
Cutting 100 points of damage in half is more effective than cutting 50 points
of damage in half. Coupling Lazy Shell armor with defense multipliers is
unneccessary. There is very little damage to reduce because the Lazy Shell
armor already provides extremely high defense. In my opinion, the Lazy Shell
armor is better to be used without defense multipliers.

The following are my setups for battles.

Remember these are just opinions, but they are pretty good.



------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         4.01: Mario / Geno / Toadstool
------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Setup #1

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Geno: Star Gun           |Toadstool: Frying Pan
       Lazy Shell        |      Super Suit         |           Royal Dress
       Attack Scarf      |      Troopa Pin         |           Quartz Charm
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 80          |Final Speed: 24
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +107             |Attack: +90
Defense: +157            |Defense: +50             |Defense: +48
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +50          |Mg. Attack: +0
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +50         |Mg. Defense: +24
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death
         negative status |         negative status |         protection.
         effects.        |         effects.        |
                         |                         |         Increase the
         Instant death   |         Nullification   |         damage you
         protection.     |         of many magic   |         give by 50%. 
                         |         attacks.        |
         Nullification   |                         |         Reduce the
         of many magic   |         Increase the    |         damage you
         attacks.        |         damage you      |         take by 50%.
                         |         give by 50%.    |
                         |                         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


This next setup is very useful if you use Geno's 'Geno Boost' special on
Toadstool at the very beginning of a battle. With this setup, everyone is
protected from bad status effects, instant death, and many magic attacks.

Geno Boost increases the damage you do by 50% and reduces the damage you
take by 50%.


Setup #2


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Geno: Star Gun           |Toadstool: Frying Pan
       Lazy Shell        |      Super Suit         |           Royal Dress
       Attack Scarf      |      Quartz Charm       |           Safety Ring
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 60          |Final Speed: 29
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +107             |Attack: +90
Defense: +157            |Defense: +50             |Defense: +53
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +50          |Mg. Attack: +0
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +50         |Mg. Defense: +29
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death   |Summary: Instant death
         negative status |         protection.     |         protection.
         effects.        |                         |
                         |         Immune to all   |         Immune to all
         Instant death   |         negative status |         negative status
         protection.     |         effects.        |         effects.
                         |                         |
         Nullification   |         Nullification   |         Nullification
         of many magic   |         of many magic   |         of many magic
         attacks.        |         attacks.        |         attacks.
                         |                         |
                         |         Increase the    |
                         |         damage you give |
                         |         by 50%.         |
                         |                         |
                         |         Reduce the      |
                         |         damage you      |
                         |         take by 50%.    |
                         |                         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Setup #3: Contributed by Alexander Madison (A.K.A ~Takeshi)

"The reasoning behind this is to never have your healer die, and to make use
of her Troopa pin by using the Star Egg when she isn't healing. Mario's
speed is so amazingly high with this build, that if you initiate the Culex
battle with this setup, Mario will take his turn before Culex talks in 
battle. All of his stats are incredibly high, that it makes the third
character unnecessary."

"Geno or Peach can be substituted depending on who you like to use. Unless
engaged in a boss battle, Peach should not be in the party. Mallow should
be used in her place with the troopa pin and his specific armor, and the
general strategy with him is to use strictly spells, unless there are less
than 3 monsters."

"If Bowser is substituted, use the Troopa Pin, and Heal shell. Use regular
attacks."


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Geno: Star Gun           |Toadstool: Frying Pan
       Super Suit        |      Star Cape          |           Lazy Shell
       Attack Scarf      |      Quartz Charm       |           Troopa Pin
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 80	         |Final Speed: 30          |Final Speed: 20
                         |                         |
Attack: +170             |Attack: +57              |Attack: +70
Defense: +80             |Defense: +36             |Defense: +127
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: +80          |Mg. Attack: +0           |Mg. Attack: -20
Mg. Defense: +80         |Mg. Defense: +18         |Mg. Defense: +127
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death   |Summary: Immune to all
         negative status |         protection      |         negative status
         effects.        |                         |         effects.
                         |         Increase the    |
         Instant death   |         damage you give |         Nullification
         protection.     |         by 50%.         |         of many magic
                         |                         |         attacks.
         Nullification   |         Reduce the      |
         of many magic   |         damage you      |         Increase the
         attacks.        |         take by 50%.    |         damage you
                         |                         |         give by 50%.
                         |                         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          4.02: Mario / Geno / Bowser
------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Setup #1

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Geno: Star Gun           |Bowser: Drill Claw
       Lazy Shell        |      Super Suit         |        Work Pants
       Attack Scarf      |      Troopa Pin         |        Quartz Charm
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 80          |Final Speed: 20
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +107             |Attack: +50
Defense: +157            |Defense: +50             |Defense: +15
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +50          |Mg. Attack: +10
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +50         |Mg. Defense: +5
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death
         negative status |         negative status |         protection.
         effects.        |         effects.        |
                         |                         |         Increase the
         Instant death   |         Nullification   |         damage you
         protection.     |         of many magic   |         give by 50%. 
                         |         attacks.        |
         Nullification   |                         |         Reduce the
         of many magic   |         Increase the    |         damage you
         attacks.        |         damage you      |         take by 50%.
                         |         give by 50%.    |
                         |                         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


This next setup is very useful if you use Geno's 'Geno Boost' special on
Bowser at the very beginning of a battle. With this setup, everyone is
protected from bad status effects, instant death, and many magic attacks.

Geno Boost increases the damage you do by 50% and reduces the damage you
take by 50%.


Setup #2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Geno: Star Gun           |Bowser: Drill Claw
       Lazy Shell        |      Super Suit         |        Work Pants
       Attack Scarf      |      Quartz Charm       |        Safety Ring
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 60          |Final Speed: 20
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +107             |Attack: +55
Defense: +157            |Defense: +50             |Defense: +20
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +50          |Mg. Attack: +10
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +50         |Mg. Defense: +10
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death   |Summary: Instant death
         negative status |         protection.     |         protection.
         effects.        |                         |
                         |         Immune to all   |         Immune to all
         Instant death   |         negative status |         negative status
         protection.     |         effects.        |         effects.
                         |                         |
         Nullification   |         Nullification   |         Nullification
         of many magic   |         of many magic   |         of many magic
         attacks.        |         attacks.        |         attacks.
                         |                         |
                         |         Increase the    |
                         |         damage you give |
                         |         by 50%.         |
                         |                         |
                         |         Reduce the      |
                         |         damage you      |
                         |         take by 50%     |
                         |                         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          4.03: Mario / Geno / Mallow
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



Setup #1

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Geno: Star Gun           |Mallow: Sonic Cymbal
       Lazy Shell        |      Super Suit         |        Prince Pants
       Attack Scarf      |      Troopa Pin         |        Quartz Charm
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 80          |Final Speed: 18
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +107             |Attack: +70
Defense: +157            |Defense: +50             |Defense: +48
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +50          |Mg. Attack: +0
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +50         |Mg. Defense: +24
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death
         negative status |         negative status |         protection.
         effects.        |         effects.        |
                         |                         |         Increase the
         Instant death   |         Nullification   |         damage you
         protection.     |         of many magic   |         give by 50%. 
                         |         attacks.        |
         Nullification   |                         |         Reduce the
         of many magic   |         Increase the    |         damage you
         attacks.        |         damage you      |         take by 50%.
                         |         give by 50%.    |
                         |                         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


This next setup is very useful if you use Geno's 'Geno Boost' special on
Mallow at the very beginning of a battle. With this setup, everyone is
protected from bad status effects, instant death, and many magic attacks.

Geno Boost increases the damage you do by 50% and reduces the damage you
take by 50%.


Setup #2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Geno: Star Gun           |Mallow: Sonic Cymbal
       Lazy Shell        |      Super Suit         |        Prince Pants
       Attack Scarf      |      Quartz Charm       |        Safety Ring
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 60          |Final Speed: 23
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +107             |Attack: +75
Defense: +157            |Defense: +50             |Defense: +53
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +50          |Mg. Attack: +0
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +50         |Mg. Defense: +29
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death   |Summary: Instant death
         negative status |         protection.     |         protection.
         effects.        |                         |
                         |         Immune to all   |         Immune to all
         Instant death   |         negative status |         negative status
         protection.     |         effects.        |         effects.
                         |                         |
         Nullification   |         Nullification   |         Nullification
         of many magic   |         of many magic   |         of many magic
         attacks.        |         attacks.        |         attacks.
                         |                         |
                         |         Increase the    |
                         |         damage you give |
                         |         by 50%.         |
                         |                         |
                         |         Reduce the      |
                         |         damage you      |
                         |         take by 50%     |
                         |                         |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        4.04: Mario / Toadstool / Bowser
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Toadstool: Frying Pan    |Bowser: Drill Claw
       Lazy Shell        |           Royal Dress   |        Super Suit
       Attack Scarf      |           Quartz Charm  |        Troopa Pin
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 24          |Final Speed: 65
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +90              |Attack: +90
Defense: +157            |Defense: +48             |Defense: +50
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +0           |Mg. Attack: +50
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +24         |Mg. Defense: +50
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death   |Summary: Immune to all
         negative status |         protection.     |         negative status
         effects.        |                         |         effects.
                         |         Increase the    |
         Instant death   |         damage you      |         Nullification
         protection.     |         give by 50%.    |         of many magic 
                         |                         |         attacks.
         Nullification   |         Reduce the      |
         of many magic   |         damage you      |         Increase the
         attacks.        |         take by 50%.    |         damage you
                         |                         |         give by 50%.
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Mario: Lazy Shell        |Toadstool: Frying Pan    |Mallow: Sonic Cymbal
       Lazy Shell        |           Royal Dress   |        Super Suit
       Attack Scarf      |           Quartz Charm  |        Troopa Pin
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 24          |Final Speed: 68
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +90              |Attack: +120
Defense: +157            |Defense: +48             |Defense: +50
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +0           |Mg. Attack: +50
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +24         |Mg. Defense: +50
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death   |Summary: Immune to all
         negative status |         protection.     |         negative status
         effects.        |                         |         effects.
                         |         Increase the    |
         Instant death   |         damage you      |         Nullification
         protection.     |         give by 50%.    |         of many magic 
                         |                         |         attacks.
         Nullification   |         Reduce the      |
         of many magic   |         damage you      |         Increase the
         attacks.        |         take by 50%.    |         damage you
                         |                         |         give by 50%.
                         |                         |
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                         |                         |
Mario: Lazy Shell        |Bowser: Drill Claw       |Mallow: Sonic Cymbal
       Lazy Shell        |        Work Pants       |        Super Suit
       Attack Scarf      |        Quartz Charm     |        Troopa Pin
                         |                         |
Final Speed: 30	         |Final Speed: 20          |Final Speed: 68
                         |                         |
Attack: +70              |Attack: +50              |Attack: +120
Defense: +157            |Defense: +15             |Defense: +50
                         |                         |
Mg. Attack: -20          |Mg. Attack: +10          |Mg. Attack: +50
Mg. Defense: +157        |Mg. Defense: +5          |Mg. Defense: +50
                         |                         |
Summary: Immune to all   |Summary: Instant death   |Summary: Immune to all
         negative status |         protection.     |         negative status
         effects.        |                         |         effects.
                         |         Increase the    |
         Instant death   |         damage you      |         Nullification
         protection.     |         give by 50%.    |         of many magic 
                         |                         |         attacks.
         Nullification   |         Reduce the      |
         of many magic   |         damage you      |         Increase the
         attacks.        |         take by 50%.    |         damage you
                         |                         |         give by 50%.
                         |                         |
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                            V.   MISCELLANEOUS
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1. Q: Why did you rank Geno as the best character?
   A: -Geno is well-balanced in every stat
      -Geno has excellent Special attacks (Geno Whirl, Geno Boost, Geno Flash)
      -It is just my opinion, perhaps you should test the strengths and
       weaknesses of each character and form your own opinion

2. Q: Why do you give Mario the Lazy Shell armor instead of Toadstool?
   A: -I substituted Lazy Shell armor for Toadstool with the Quartz Charm,
       which halves damage taken from enemy attacks. This allows Toadstool
       to still survive very easily
      -I want Mario to always live, because he can never replaced during
       battle. Giving him strong defense is the way to survive.
      -I like to keep Toadstool's speed high enough so that she can take her
       turn quickly enough to heal the party before the enemies attack
      -The Lazy Shell armor decreases the amount of HP that Toadstool can heal

3. Q: I do not like your setups/rankings, mine are better.
   A: -Perhaps you should actually try my setups and rankings
      -If yours are better, please send them to me and I will post them
      -It is all just an opinion, neither of us is right or wrong

4. Q: What do you mean by some accessories (like the Quartz Charm) reducing
      damage taken from enemies, and increasing damage done to enemies by 50%?
   A: An increase of 50% is the same as 1.5x or 1.5 times the amount of 
      damage that would have occurred without the accessory being equipped.

      For example: Mario does 100 points of damage to an enemy. After
                   equipping the Quartz Charm, he will do (1.5 x 100) points
                   of damage, which equals 150.

                   Mallow gets damaged 100 points from an enemy. After
                   equipping the Quartz Charm, he will receive half of
                   the damage (100 divided by 2), which equals 50.



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1. Thank you to ~Takeshi for contributing a Mario / Geno / Toadstool equipment
   setup that is very effective. (June 7, 2008)

2. A Special Thank You to the helpers on the message boards.

3. A Super Special Thank You for those who read this FAQ and enjoyed it.



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This FAQ is Copyright (C) 2007, Haroon Subhani

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