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    Side-Quest/Sub-Event FAQ by bumpygrimes

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    Tales of Symphonia
    Side-Quest and Sub-Event Guide
    Author: bumpygrimes
    Additional Contributors to this Guide: Shadow Dino, Fullgore EXE, 
    Email Address: bumpygrimes@yahoo.com
    AOL Instant Messenger Screen Name: RallyMonkey66
    FAQ History:
    Version 1: First version of this guide.
    Version 1.2: Fixed a few grammatical errors here and there, changed 
    some misinformation, added info that needed to be addressed. (Thanks to 
    all GameFAQs users who gave me info to add the my guide.)
    Table of Contents:
    1. Introduction
    2. Mini-Games
       2.1 EB
       2.2 Colette the Waitress
       2.3 Scavenger Hunt
       2.4 Red Light!
       2.5 Desert Uncle Scramble
    3. Sub-Events and Side-Quests
       3.1 Name the Dogs
       3.2 Kratos the Swordsman
       3.3 Copy Cats
       3.4 The Restoration of Luin
       3.5 Mature Presea 
       3.6 Old Ozette Neighbors
       3.7 The Pink Pearl Ring
       3.8 Clara is Healed!
       3.9 Yuan’s Fiancée
       3.10 Raine and Genis’ Mother
       3.11 Raine’s Sickness
       3.12 Princess Hilda Has Been Kidnapped! 
       3.13 Missing Child
       3.14 Trouble at the Hot Springs
       3.15 The Truth about Noishe
       3.16 Genis the Mana Master
       3.17 Sheena’s Friend Returns
       3.18 Regal’s Dynast
       3.19 Presea’s Gaia Cleaver
    4. Costume-Changing Sub-Events and Side-Quests
       4.1 The Mask of Zelos
       4.2 Presea the Dream Traveler
       4.3 Dance Party
       4.4 Colette the Maid
       4.5 Katz Katz Katz
       4.6 The Awakening of Mizuho
       4.7 Bathing Suits!
       4.8 Raine the Maiden
       4.9 Arggh, Me Hearties
       4.10 God of the Kitchen
    5. Sub-Bosses
       5.1 The Elite from the Underworld
       5.2 Abyssion and the Devil’s Arms
       5.3 Maxwell, Lord of Summon Spirits
    6. Credits/Legal Stuff
    1. Introduction
            There are quite a few side-quests, sub-events, sub-bosses, and 
    mini-games in Tales of Symphonia. I separated these extra goodies into 
    five different sections for easy navigation. Locate the side-quest you 
    want, then Ctrl + F the number next to it. (For example, if you want 
    information on “Kratos the Swordsman,” press Ctrl + F on your keyboard 
    at the same time, type in 3.2, and click “Find Next.”) 
    2. Mini-Games
    2.1 EB
    Available: As soon as you reach Izoold (Genis must be in the party).
    Prize(s): Apple Gels, Life Bottles, Lemon Gels
    Description: Talk to the Katz in the port area of Izoold to play this 
    game. It is a very simple mini-game. The Katz will show you four 
    emotions, one for each D-Pad direction. These emotions include a 
    musical note, a question mark, a light bulb, a sweat drop, and an angry 
    blob of smoke… uh… thing. Additionally, the L and R buttons are used 
    for jumps of joy (L) and sobs (R). Make sure you write down the correct 
    controls for the correct emotions, as they vary each time you play. You 
    can play EB in four different difficulties: Easy (10 rounds), Normal 
    (20 rounds), Hard (30 rounds), and Non-Stop EB (Unlimited rounds until 
    you lose). If you get a 10/10 on the Easy difficulty, you are awarded 
    with five Apple Gels. If you get a 20/20 on the Normal difficulty, you 
    win five Life Bottles. And if you become the ultimate champion by 
    getting a perfect score on Hard, you win five Lemon Gels, which heal 
    60% of your HP. Joy! As for Non-Stop EB, that’s for your own personal 
    record. You aren’t awarded anything for playing this difficulty, only 
    2.2 Colette the Waitress
    Available: As soon as you reach Palmacosta, until Palmacosta is 
    destroyed (Colette must be in the party).
    Prize(s): 0-500 Gald, Palma Potion, Colette’s “Turbo Waitress” Title
    Description: To start this mini-game, go to the Palmacosta Academy 
    cafeteria (right-most door on the first floor) and talk to guy behind 
    the counter. He tells you that he needs a waitress to assist in making 
    food and distributing it to the correct customers. This is an extremely 
    annoying mini-game. The customers will come piling into the cafeteria 
    and yelling out what kind of food they want and the amount of food they 
    want. The best advice is to QUICKLY write down the descriptions of the 
    customers and what they want to chow down on. I say “quickly” because 
    their orders will only be on screen for about five seconds, and then 
    they will randomly sit down at one of the two tables in the cafeteria. 
    The first round of ordering will have two customers, the second has 
    three, and the third and final round has four. After serving all of the 
    greedy students, the chef will come out and give you your reward: 0-500 
    Gald depending on how well you got the customers’ orders right. If you 
    haven’t repaid the group of imposters with a Palma Potion early in the 
    game yet, then the chef will give you a Palma Potion as well. If you 
    play this mini-game and do well, Colette will get the title of “Turbo 
    2.3 Scavenger Hunt
    Available: After defeating Kilia, until Palmacosta is destroyed.
    Prize(s): None
    Description: This is a worthless, yet fun mini-game. After you fight 
    and defeat Kilia in the dungeons of the Palmacosta government building, 
    talk to the soldier facing the river in the southern section of the 
    area with the government building, church, and academy. He’ll ask if 
    you want to play a game called “Orienteering.” If you say yes, he’ll 
    get things ready for you, and then come back with a clue. The clue is a 
    hint as to what the location of the next clue is. Sound familiar? For 
    completing this game, you do not win anything. I don’t know why, but 
    you don’t. It’s just a fun game to play when you’re bored. Because you 
    know how much time you have to spare when you’re trying to save two 
    worlds. -_-
    2.4 Red Light!
    Available: Whenever the Grand Tethe’alla Bridge isn’t “up” (Genis must 
    be in the party.)
    Prize(s): Genis’ “Strategist” Title, One World
    Description: To start this mini-game, speak with the blue Katz on the 
    Grand Tethe’alla Bridge. This game isn’t as innocent and childish as it 
    sounds. In fact, your competitors in this game are ruthless. They show 
    no mercy. It’s a typical game of “Red Light, Green Light.” While the 
    Katz is turned around, press A repeatedly to move forward. To move to 
    the left, hold the L button while pressing A repeatedly. Do the same 
    thing with the R button to move to the right. As soon as the Katz turns 
    around and says, and I quote, “Red Light!” you must stop pressing A. If 
    the Katz notices any movement out of you or any of your rivals, that 
    person or persons must go back to the start. If any two people touch, 
    the one who is farther from the goal must go back to the start. The 
    first person to reach the goal wins. If you win round one, you will 
    move to round two. Round two is harder, as there are more evil children 
    competing against you. Beat round two to move to the climax: round 
    three. This time, even MORE demonic youngsters will try to frustrate 
    you by purposely running into you. Beat round three to obtain the 
    “Strategist” title for Genis. If you beat all three rounds of Red Light 
    Green Light after opening the door to the final boss (using the Vinheim 
    Key and watching a scene), you will win the One World; Genis’ most 
    powerful weapon in the game. (Unless you’re one of *those* who consider 
    the Devil’s Arms weapons the best in the game.)
    HINT: Whenever the Katz turns around, press start to pause. Even if you 
    were moving while the Katz was facing the contestants, you won’t be 
    forced to go back. Additionally, it’s helpful to STAY AROUND THE EDGES 
    at all times. That way the possessed children of doom can’t maliciously 
    bump into you as easily.
    2.5 Desert Uncle Scramble
    Available: After beating the Remote Island Human Ranch.
    Prize(s): Lloyd’s “Midlife Crisis” Title, 1980 Gald
    Description: This is probably the most random mini-game ever. I don’t 
    know what Namco was thinking when they put it in their game. 
    Nonetheless, it is still fun to play. To play it, talk to the middle-
    aged man (you’ll be seeing a lot of these) near the inn in Triet. The 
    game goes like this: a handful of middle-aged men will walk down Triet. 
    One will say, “I’m number 1!” another will say “I’m number 2!” etc. 
    After each man has told you his number, they will all get in a line 
    (NOT in order, their placement in the line is completely random). Talk 
    to Number 1 first, Number 2 second, and whatnot. The only piece of 
    advice I have for this game is to write down what kind of hair each 
    person has. For example, if the Number 1 guy has an afro, write down 
    “Afro – 1.” If the number two guy has a mohawk, write down “Mohawk – 
    2.” If you talk to a man in the wrong order, he’ll get angry at you and 
    the game ends. If you are patient enough to correctly classify 100 men, 
    Lloyd receives the “Midlife Crisis” Title. If you have WAY too much 
    time on your hands, you can complete the game completely and win a 
    measly 1,980 Gald. 
    3. Sub-Events and Side-Quests
    3.1 Name the Dogs
    Available: Any time Colette is in your party. (She MUST have her 
    Prize(s): Colette’s “Dog Lover” Title
    Description: This is a simple, yet LONG side-quest that spans 
    throughout the whole game. Whenever you see a dog, change Colette to 
    the viewable character and talk to the little beast. Colette will say 
    something along the lines of, “How cuuuuute!!! OMG this dog’s name is… 
    uh… how about Bob?” thus permanently naming the dog. Once naming ALL 
    thirty dogs, Colette is rewarded with her “Dog Lover” title. Here’s a 
    list of the dog’s locations:
    -Iselia (1)
    -House of Salvation near Triet (1)
    -Triet (1)
    -Izoold (1)
    -Palmacosta (2)*
    -Thoda Geyser House of Salvation (1)
    -Thoda Geyser (1)
    -Asgard (2)
    -House of Salvation near Asgard and Luin (1)
    -Hima (2)
    -Meltokio (2)
    -Sybak (2)
    -Mizuho (1)
    -Ozette (2)*
    -Flanoir (2)
    -Altamira during the Day (1)
    -Altamira, Casino/Theater Area (1)
    -Exire (2)
    -Heimdall (2)
    -Fully-Restored Luin (1)
    *Make sure to name these dogs before their respective town is 
    3.2 Kratos the Swordsman
    Available: As soon as you reach Palmacosta, until you go to the Tower 
    of Salvation.
    Prize(s): None
    Description: At four points near the beginning of the game while Kratos 
    is in the party, you can trigger scenes where Kratos trains Lloyd’s 
    swordsmanship skills. You aren’t rewarded with anything for doing these 
    events. Seeing these events does, however, make Kratos’ opinion for 
    Lloyd much better. The four events MUST go in order and can be missed 
    if you don’t activate them at the correct time. Here are the locations 
    where the events are triggered in the correct order:
    -In Palmacosta, talk to the soldier outside the government building. 
    (The one to the right of the door.)
    -After defeating the fake Summon Spirit on the altar in Asgard, you’ll 
    wake up in the expensive Asgard hotel. Go to Linar’s house to get Raine 
    back in your party. Then return to the same hotel you just stayed in 
    and pay 600 Gald to spend the night again. That night, Kratos will 
    offer another training session.
    -After sneaking into the Asgard Human Ranch undercover and being saved 
    by Sheena, talk to the guy near the destroyed Weapon Shop. Kratos will 
    appear out of nowhere and say he wants to train again.
    -When all the characters are standing in different points of Hima 
    before you go on the dragon trip to the Tower of Salvation, talk to 
    Kratos twice. This should activate the fourth and final event.
    3.3 Copy Cats
    Available: After blowing up the Asgard Human Ranch.
    Prize(s): None
    Description: Remember those stupid imposters from Palmacosta? Well, 
    they’re back. There are four areas you can see them after Palmacosta. 
    These events must be seen in order. The first three will not happen on 
    Disc 2.
    -After destroying the Asgard Human Ranch, go back to the altar where 
    you fought the fake wind Summon Spirit. The imposters will be there 
    trying to steal money from the people of Asgard! The real party shows 
    up and gets kicks those losers out of Asgard.
    -Next, you’ll catch them leaving the Balacruf Mausoleum, already with 
    stolen money from the two tourists and the dog in front of the ruins. 
    Those greedy mullets!
    -After the tenth large payment to restore Luin back to its former 
    state, the imposters will be causing trouble once again in front of the 
    item shop.
    -Fourth and finally, the copy cats are back in Asgard after you clear 
    the Iselia Human Ranch. The citizens of Asgard have the shortest. 
    Memories. Ever. 
    3.4 The Restoration of Luin
    Available: After Raine heals Pietro’s sickness.
    Prize(s):  Lloyd, Sheena, and Raine Statues in Luin
    Description: Even though those dirty Desians destroyed Luin and took 
    all of its residents prisoner, you can still rebuild the city by 
    donating money to Pietro. First you must heal Pietro in Hima by forming 
    a pact with Undine and obtaining the Unicorn Horn. Afterwards, Pietro 
    will stand near Luin’s entrance taking donations to rebuild the city. 
    You most donate money in certain increments for the town to be rebuilt. 
    For example, you must donate 5,000 Gald the first time and 12,000 the 
    second. You cannot, however, donate 17,000 at a time. Only 5,000 of 
    that 17,000 would be used. Additionally, you must leave Luin and come 
    back in between each donation for Luin to improve. After the eleventh 
    donating stage, the Weapon Shop begins selling each character’s second 
    most powerful weapon (not including the Devil’s Arms) for 40,000 Gald 
    Here are the stages of donating:
    1. Donate 5,000 Gald (Pietro thanks you).
    2. Donate 12,000 Gald (A new resident moves in).
    3. Donate 21,500 Gald (Name changes to “Luin: City of Rebirth”).
    4. Donate 15,000 Gald (More workers move into town to help rebuild).
    5. Donate 20,000 Gald (More citizens move back to Luin).
    6. Donate 25,000 Gald (More workers move in).
    7. Donate 35,000 Gald (Inn and Item Shop re-open).*
    8. Donate 40,000 Gald (Even more people come to Luin).
    9. Donate 45,000 Gald (Katz return).
    10. Donate 50,000 Gald (Weapon Shop re-opens).
    11. Donate 75,000 Gald (Weapon Shop now sells stronger weapons).
    12. Donate 100,000 Gald (Name changes to Luin: City of Water).
    13. Donate 5,000 Gald (Sheena Statue is placed near Weapon Shop).
    14. Donate 5,000 Gald (Lloyd Statue is placed atop the fountain).
    15. Donate 5,000 Gald (Raine Statue is placed near Item Shop).
    *Only the first seven stages can be completed before you go to 
    Tethe’alla for the first time. The other eight stages can be completed 
    once you return to Sylvarant.
    3.5 Mature Presea
    Available: After consulting with Altessa for the first time.
    Prize(s): Presea’s “Mature Kid” Title
    Description: After going to Altessa’s house to ask him to make a Key 
    Crest of Presea, go back to Ozette and walk up the giant tree branch 
    towards the item shop. Some random guy named Wells will yell at the 
    party for bringing Presea back to Ozette, then leave. After beating the 
    Remote Island Human Ranch, go to the gravestone in the main area of 
    Altamira (NOT Alicia’s gravestone on the company building). You’ll 
    encounter that Wells guy again for another scene. After all this is 
    said and done, Presea receives the title of “Mature Kid.”
    3.6 Old Ozette Neighbors
    Available: After defeating Rodyle’s dragons in Tethe’alla and saving 
    Prize(s): None
    Description: To begin this non-rewarding series of sub-events, go to 
    Meltokio after rescuing Colette from Rodyle. Go to the east-most house 
    in the “Rich People Square” and talk to the girl looking out the 
    window. She will tell you that she has been practicing the harp in 
    order to show her brother in Sybak her musical skills one day. Leave 
    the house and Lloyd will talk to Presea. Continue the sub-events by 
    choosing the first option. Now head over to Sybak and talk to the guy 
    next to the dog outside the Sybak University. He will tell you that 
    Presea looks just like a girl who babysat him and his sister Janet back 
    in the day. Leave the area and Lloyd will once again consult Presea. 
    Choose the first option to continue the sub-events. Now return to Janet 
    in her house in Meltokio. Talk to her again for another scene, and then 
    try to leave the house. She will then offer to play you a song on her 
    harp. Listen to her song to finish this side-quest.
    3.7 The Pink Pearl Ring
    Available: After defeating Rodyle’s dragons in Tethe’alla and saving 
    Prize(s): None, unless you steal the Pearl Ring and the 5,000 Gald.
    Description: After rescuing Colette from Rodyle, a student wearing blue 
    clothing will appear outside the Sybak Library. Talk to him and he will 
    give Sheena the Pink Pearl Ring that he once gave his ex-girlfriend. Go 
    to Altamira after clearing the Iselia Human Ranch. As you walk towards 
    the Elemental Railway, Sheena drops the Pearl Ring. A girl named Rosa 
    picks it up, gives it back, and asks if you can give 5,000 Gald to the 
    person who gave you the ring. Return to Sybak and attempt to give 
    Joshua the money. He idiotically refuses 5,000 free Gald that he could 
    use for his college intuiton. Now go to the wealthy area of Meltokio to 
    bump into Rosa once again. You'll find out that she works for an 
    oppressive boss that forced her to engage him. Now, return to ol’ Joshy 
    and tell him the story. To finally finish this long side-quest, go to 
    the Meltokio slums after the doctor Flanoir events. Joshua and Rosa 
    will be there to take back their ring.
    3.8 Clara is Healed!
    Available: After killing Rodyle and clearing the Remote Island Human 
    Prize(s): None
    Description: Remember Clara, Dorr’s wife from a loooooooooong long time 
    ago near the beginning of the game? Well, it’s finally time to turn her 
    back into a human. After the Remote Island ranch is cleared, go to the 
    beach area in Izoold. You’ll run into Clara. Raine will use the 
    Resurrection Technique to turn Clara back to normal.
    3.9 Yuan’s Fiancée
    Available: After killing Rodyle and clearing the Remote Island Human 
    Prize(s): None, unless you keep Yuan’s ring.
    Description: After Mithos saves you from Rodyle’s dragons and whatnot, 
    leave the Sylvarant Base and fly to Hima. Yuan will be there, looking 
    for something. When he can’t find it, he leaves. So go to the top of 
    Fooji Mountain in Tethe’alla to find Yuan again. He finally admits he’s 
    looking for a ring, and then he leaves all flustered and such. After 
    beating the annoying Latheon Gorge level, go to the Palmacosta Ranch 
    ruins to find Yuan again. You find out that he was engaged to Martel 
    before she died. You then give the ring you found earlier in the game 
    on Hima back to Yuan, and all is good.
    3.10 Raine and Genis’ Mother
    Available: From the beginning of Disc 2, until you free Raine from her 
    illusion in Welgaia. (Thanks to Shadow Dino for this information.)
    Prize(s): Virginia’s Diary
    Description: Once you get to Disc 2, fly to Exire (the floating city in 
    Tethe’alla). Find the small, raised house and go inside. The man in the 
    house, who happens to be the elder of Exire, tells you that Virginia 
    lives in this city. Now go to the other side of the city. Once you get 
    in front of Virginia’s house, a lady outside will warn you not to go 
    in. Completely ignore this warning and go inside. You will now see a 
    very odd scene with Raine, Genis, and their mother, Virginia, who is 
    sick in the head. She is holding a doll that she THINKS is Raine. And 
    she acts like she doesn’t know the real Raine or Genis standing right 
    in front of her. Leave Virginia’s house and return to the city elder to 
    obtain Virginia’s Diary and to hear the story of why Raine and Genis 
    were abandoned. 
    3.11 Raine’s Sickness
    Available: After the event where the party, including Mithos, goes to 
    the Sybak Library.
    Prize(s): Genis’ “Friend” Title
    Description: After going to the Sybak Library and diagnosing Colette’s 
    sickness, return to Altessa’s house where Raine faints. After much 
    ruckus, the party splits up, with Zelos, Colette, and Presea going to 
    see Flanoir’s doctor, and Sheena and Regal going to see Meltokio’s 
    doctor. Raine, Lloyd, Genis, and Mithos are the only four that remain 
    at Altessa’s house. Mithos tells Genis that Raine has the Ozette Flu. 
    He also knows of a flower atop the Fooji Mountain that is the only cure 
    for the deadly disease. Lloyd overhears their conversation and wonders 
    if he should follow them. Choose to follow them, and you’ll end up at a 
    scene in the Fooji Mountains where Lloyd saves the two half-elves. 
    During this scene, Genis obtains his “Friend” title.
    3.12 Princess Hilda Has Been Kidnapped!
    Available: After hearing the Elf Storyteller’s story on Latheon Gorge.
    Prize(s): Zelos’ “Princess Guard” Title
    Description: After beating the annoying Latheon Gorge level, go to 
    Meltokio and talk to Zelos’ butler. A soldier will come to the mansion 
    to tell Zelos that he needs immediate assistance. The Tethe’alla King 
    tells Zelos that Princess Hilda was kidnapped by the pope, and the pope 
    would only give Hilda back if Zelos met him at the Grand Tethe’alla 
    Bridge. Go to the bridge to meet the pope and Princess Hilda. Zelos 
    immediately notices that the Princess Hilda in front of him is a fake. 
    Quickly fly to and enter the Gaoracchia Forest through the entrance 
    near Mizuho. You will meet up with the pope. Fight three Papal Knights 
    to complete the first half of this side-quest (for the second half, 
    read the information on “4.1 Dance Party” in the Costume-Changing Side-
    Quests section). Zelos obtains the “Princess Guard” title for saving 
    3.13 Missing Child
    Available: After speaking to Celes.
    Prize(s): None
    Description: After Zelos talks to his bratty sister at the Abbey, head 
    over to Sybak and talk to the child outside the inn. He will tell you 
    that he was separated from his mother and doesn’t know what to do. A 
    soldier comes by and eventually finds the child’s mother to end this 
    simple sub-event.
    3.14 Trouble at the Hot Springs
    Available: After the Flanoir Doctor scenes (Zelos must be in the 
    Prize(s): Colette’s “Ironing Board” Title, Sheena’s “WOW!” Title, and 
    Lloyd’s “Peeping Tom” Title.
    Description: To activate this strange, yet funny event, fly to the Hot 
    Springs and talk to the pastor to let the females take a dip in the 
    spa. While they are in there, Zelos peeks at them like the perv he is. 
    Lloyd observes him doing this, so he scolds Zelos. The girls hear 
    voices coming from Lloyd and Zelos, so they get out of Hot Spring. 
    Zelos quickly runs from the scene, leaving Lloyd to take the blame. 
    During this event, Colette receives her “Ironing Board” title and 
    Sheena obtains her “WOW!” title. Lloyd gets the “Peeping Tom” title.
    3.15 The Truth about Noishe
    Available: After Heimdall is destroyed.
    Prize(s): None
    Description: Talk to the elf children in Heimdall after it is 
    destroyed. They talk about a creature that supposedly evolved from a 
    slug to a fish to a bird… you get the picture. After this propaganda is 
    told to Lloyd, Noishe appears and they quickly exclaim that he is the 
    creature that they were talking about. Lloyd reassures them that Noishe 
    is just a dog.
    3.16 Genis the Mana Master
    Available: After you get the Derris Emblem.
    Prize(s): Genis’ Meteor Storm Tech and “Mana Master” title.
    Description: Talk to the two men in the east park in Heimdall. Genis 
    shows them some of his magic skill. Because he is so powerful, one of 
    the elves teaches Genis the all-power “Meteor Storm” skill, giving him 
    the “Mana Master” title. Genis also promises to duel with one of the 
    elves after the world is saved.
    3.17 Sheena’s Friend Returns
    Available: After you get the Derris Emblem, and after Sheena fights 
    with Kuchinawa.
    Prize(s): None
    Description: Enter Iselia, and a new skit should appear in which Sheena 
    tells Lloyd that she feels Corrine’s presence. Head over to the Martel 
    Temple where Sheena explains that she knows Corrine is near. Go to the 
    seal room and Corrine will appear in a bigger and more Summon Spirit-
    looking form. Sheena is happy and all is good.
    3.18 Regal’s Dynast
    Available: After you get the Derris Emblem.
    Prize(s): Dynast
    Description: Go to the Meltokio Castle, then go left one room. Walk 
    down the stairs to reach the prisons. Walk up to the bottom left prison 
    and press A. You’ll talk to a man who used to be a cell-mate of 
    Regal when he was in prison. The prisoner tells Regal that Master 
    Levin, the one that taught him how to fight with his feet, is at the 
    Hot Springs. Fly over to the Hot Spring, where you’ll find Levin. Talk 
    to Regal’s master to see a scene. Return to Levin when Regal reaches 
    Level 80 or after he has mastered all his techs to obtain the Dynast, 
    Regal’s most powerful weapon. (Not counting the Devil’s Arms.)
    NOTE: You must also have opened the door to the final boss with the 
    Vinheim Key, entered the door, and watched a scene before Regal can 
    obtain the Dynast. (Thanks to LordSelane for the info about the Vinheim 
    3.19 Presea’s Gaia Cleaver
    Available: After you get the Derris Emblem.
    Prize(s): Gaia Cleaver
    Available: Go to Ozette, where you’ll find a man standing near the 
    gravestone of Presea’s father. The man introduces himself as Ralph, one 
    of Presea’s father’s greatest friends back in the day. Come back to 
    Ralph when Presea gets to level 80 or when she masters all her techs to 
    get her strongest axe: the Gaia Cleaver. 
    NOTE: You must also have opened the door to the final boss with the 
    Vinheim Key, etered the door, and watched a scene before Presea can 
    obtain the Gaia Cleaver. (Thanks to LordSelane for the info about the 
    Vinheim Key.)
    4. Costume-Changing Sub-Events and Side-Quests
    4.1 The Mask of Zelos
    Available: After talking to Celes.
    Prize(s): Zelos’ “Masked Swordsman” Title.
    Description: Take a trip to Meltokio and walk towards Zelos’ house 
    after he speaks to his sister. A bunch of girls walk by greet the 
    Chosen. The party thinks it’d be funny if they hid Zelos’ face behind a 
    mask. Zelos hides his face, giving him the title of “Masked Swordsman” 
    and a new costume.
    4.2 Presea the Dream Traveler
    Available: After clearing Latheon Gorge.
    Prize(s): Presea’s “Dream Traveler” Title.
    Description: Talk to George in Altamira where he explains that the city 
    needs a new mascot. Coincidentally, Presea is the perfect size to fit 
    inside the mascot’s costume. She gains the “Dream Traveler” title, as 
    well as a new costume.
    4.3 Dance Party
    Available: After completing the “Princess Hilda Has Been Kidnapped” 
    quest, and after the Flanoir Doctor scenes. (Zelos must be in the 
    Prize(s): Lloyd’s “Nobleman” Title and four of the following titles: 
    Colette’s “Fair Lady” Title, Genis’ “Easter Sunday” Title, Raine’s 
    “Glamorous Beauty” Title, Sheena’s “You Look Great!” Title, Zelos’ 
    “Narcissist” Title, Presea’s “Little Madam” Title, or Regal’s “Dandy” 
    Description: If you have completed the side-quest involving the 
    princess, talk to Zelos’ butler in Meltokio after the Flanoir Doctor 
    events. He tells the party that they are having a dance party thing-a-
    ma-bob at the castle, and everyone but Lloyd’s costume for the party 
    has arrived. Head over to the castle where Lloyd receives his 
    “Nobleman” title, which changes his costume to formal attire. In the 
    next scene, a lady tells you that there is a character waiting for you 
    inside. A list of all the characters shows up, so choose the character 
    in which you want to also receive their fancy costume. Once you’re in 
    the ballroom, talk to three other characters. They will each get a new 
    title and a new costume.
    4.4 Colette the Maid
    Available: After seeing the Flanoir Doctor scenes.
    Prize(s): Colette’s “Maid” Title.
    Description: Talk to the maid inside Meltokio Castle. She tells you 
    that she needs someone to help her do the castle’s chores. Colette 
    agrees to help her. You’ll then view a slightly hilarious scene of 
    Colette attempting to be a maid. After the scene, Colette gains the 
    “Maid” title and a new costume.
    4.5 Katz Katz Katz
    Available: After seeing the Flanoir Doctor scenes.
    Prize(s): Genis’ “Katz Katz Katz” Title
    Description: After the part of the game where the doctor in Flanoir 
    heals Altessa’s injury, enter the slums in Meltokio. You’ll see a Katz 
    being pursued by a child. Follow them to one of the rooftops. The kid 
    will tell you that Noah, his grandfather, is dying, and he wishes to 
    see a Katz before he dies. But the Katz the kid was chasing refuses and 
    runs off. Walk over to the Meltokio Item Shop (to the left of the 
    entrance) and talk to the Katz inside. This Katz will tell you that 
    Noah used to hunt and perform experiments on Katz long ago. (Can 
    you blame the guy? If I saw a large cat that walked on too legs and had 
    the face of a human, I’d want to experiment on it too.) So anyway, hop 
    on your Rheiards and fly to the most northwest continent in Sylvarant, 
    where you’ll find the Katz Village. Talk to the Katz Elder at the top 
    of small town. The elder gives Genis the Katz costume that Noah used to 
    hunt Katz in. Return to the slums in Meltokio and talk to Noah. He’ll 
    say some corny line about how he wanted to apologize to a Katz before 
    he died. Now that his wish is fulfilled, he and his grandson both go to 
    heaven or something, ending this side-quest.
    4.6 The Awakening of Mizuho
    Available: After seeing the Flanoir Doctor scenes, and after Sheena 
    fights with Kuchinawa.
    Prize(s): Sheena’s “Successor” Title, Kannazuki
    Description: Return to Mizuho and talk to Orochi and Tiga to learn news 
    regarding the Chief of Mizuho and the Temple of Lightning. Fly to the 
    Lightning Temple and return to the seal where you summoned Volt a long 
    time ago. Watch a scene and go back to Mizuho. You’ll immediately be 
    alerted that Chief Igaguri has finally awakened from his long coma. 
    Sheena obtains her “Successor” title, as she is the heir to Mizuho. 
    This title also contains a new costume for Sheena. Return to the Chief 
    in Mizuho after unlocking the door to the final boss with the Vinheim 
    Key, entering the door, and watching a scene to get Sheena’s Kannazuki 
    robe. (Thanks to LordSelane for the info about the Vinheim Key.)
    4.7 Bathing Suits!
    Available: After seeing the Flanoir Doctor events. (Zelos must be in 
    the party.)
    Prize(s): Lloyd’s “Beach Boy” Title and three of the following titles: 
    Colette’s “Mermaid” Title, Genis’ “Beach Comber” Title, Raine’s “No, 
    Not the Sun!” Title, Sheena’s “Queen of the Beach” Title, Zelos’ 
    “Pickup Artist” Title, Presea’s “First-timer at Sea” Title, and Regal’s 
    “Swimmer” Title. 
    Description: Take a trip to Altamira and talk to the lady in front of 
    the hotel. She tells you that her four daughters are missing, and all 
    are somewhere in Altamira. First go to the end of the beach and speak 
    to the little girl (boy?) there. She (he?) will go back to her (his?) 
    mother in front of the hotel. Next, take the elemental railway to the 
    amusement park and talk to the little girl there. She won’t budge. So 
    return to the main area and talk to the mother again. Now return to the 
    little runt at the theme park and talk to her again. This time she’ll 
    return back to the mother. For the third daughter, go to the second 
    floor of the hotel and speak to the little girl while Zelos is the on-
    screen character. She’ll return to her mother. For the fourth and final 
    kid, go to the smoothie bar on the beach. Talk to the girl there. She 
    says that she’ll return to her mother now that her three sisters have. 
    Talk to the mother again for a thank you. She also tells you that she 
    has some presents prepared for the party in the hotel. So enter the 
    hotel and talk to the lady at the front desk. Lloyd will receive a 
    bathing suit, as well as the “Beach Boy” Title. The front desk lady 
    also gives you a choice for one other character to get their bathing 
    suit. Additionally, the two characters that like you the most will 
    receive bathing suits and titles.
    4.8 Raine the Maiden
    Available: After seeing the Flanoir Doctor scenes (Zelos must be in the 
    Prize(s): Raine’s “Maiden” Title
    Description: In this simple side-quest, go back to the altar in Asgard. 
    The residents of the town will ask Raine if she can show them the 
    Maiden dance atop the altar once again. After Raine does her dance 
    again, she obtains the “Maiden” title as well as a new costume.
    4.9 Arggh, Me Hearties
    Available: After seeing the Flanoir Doctor scenes, and after you have 
    paid the 11th donation to rebuilding Luin.
    Prize(s): Lloyd’s “Arggh, Me Hearties” Title, Aifread’s Hat.
    Description: Talk to the out-of-place pirate standing near the boat in 
    Luin. He’ll offer to sell his boat to Lloyd for 3,000 Gald. Agree to 
    this deal. The pirate will disappear and Raine will realize that Lloyd 
    had been cheated. Leave Luin and come back. The pirate Aifread will be 
    standing there again. He offers Lloyd a new deal to look for the 
    Spiritua Ring. Agree to his terms to receive Lloyd’s “Arggh, Me 
    Hearties” Title. When Lloyd uses this title, he dresses up as a pirate! 
    :D Next, head to the following Houses of Salvation in this order: 
    Asgard, Iselia, Palmacosta, and Thoda Geyser Dock. You’ll end up 
    obtaining the Spiritua Ring, which is what the pirate Aifread asked you 
    to find. Fly over to Hima and talk to Aifread in the graveyard. Give 
    the ol’ scarvy Lyla’s Letter that you received a looooooooooooooooong 
    long time ago in the first few hours of the game. (If you do not have 
    this letter, then you missed it at the beginning of the game and cannot 
    complete the rest of this side-quest.) Aifread will give you a letter 
    to give to Lyla. Take this letter to Lyla in Izoold, and she tells you 
    that it says the party is going to pay her the 100,000 Gald that 
    Aifread owed her. (That sneaky pirate…) To make this money, sell the 
    Spiritua Ring to the old man at Hakonesia Peak. To finally finish this 
    side-quest, talk to Max at the Izoold dock to get Aifread’s Hat.
    4.10 God of the Kitchen
    Available: After defeating Yggdrasill and following Kratos to Heimdall. 
    Prize(s): Regal’s “God of the Kitchen” Title.
    Description: It’s time for a cook-off! Approach the man arguing with 
    the Wonder Chef outside Meltokio Castle. The man, who happens to be a 
    member of the Dark Chefs, challenges Regal to a contest. Regal learns 
    the recipe for Beef Stew, and the cook-off begins! When it’s all said 
    and done, Regal wins the “God of the Kitchen” title, which changes his 
    costume, making him look like a chef. After the cook-off, make Regal 
    the on-screen character, put on his chef costume, and talk to the cooks 
    in the Tethe’alla Houses of Guidance and the chef in front of Asgard 
    for some new recipes. 
    5. Sub-Bosses
    5.1 The Elite from the Underworld
    The Elite from the Underworld, more commonly known as the “Sword 
    Dancer,” is one of the most popular side-quests in Tales of Symphonia. 
    You fight the Sword Dancer three times throughout the game, and each 
    encounter must happen during a certain time period. In addition, you 
    must win the previous Sword Dancer battle to encounter the next one. 
    Here is the location, information, and descriptions for each Sword 
    Dancer appearance:
    | Sword Dancer 1 |
    Location: Ossa Trail Cave
    Available: Once you reach Ossa Trail, until you go to the Tower of 
    Prize(s): Yata Mirror
    Health: 8,888 HP
    Level Suggestion: 20+
    Description: The first Sword Dancer encounter can be very hard or very 
    easy, depending on which level your party is when you fight it. I 
    suggest a party consisting of Lloyd, Kratos, Raine, and Colette. Don’t 
    take on the Sword Dancer until your characters are level 20 or higher. 
    If you feel lucky, you can take it on during your first trip through 
    Ossa Trail. But believe me, you’ll get PWNED. Have Raine constantly 
    heal the party while you and Kratos attack the Sword Dancer head on. 
    The giant skeleton’s biggest weakness is Colette’s angel techniques, so 
    have Colette constantly use Angel Feathers. You’ll obtain the Yata 
    Mirror charm for defeating the Sword Dancer the first time.
    | Sword Dancer 2 |
    Location: Gaoracchia Forest
    Available: As soon as you can enter the Gaoracchia Forest, until Sheena 
    summons Luna and Aska. (Raine and Colette must be in the party.)
    Prize(s): Yasakani Jewel
    Health: 33,333 HP
    Level Suggestion: Around 50
    Description: To reach the second Sword Dancer, enter Gaoracchia Forest 
    from the Mizuho entrance. Go north until you reach a left, and take 
    that left. The Sword Dancer should be at the end of this path. For this 
    battle, I suggest using Lloyd, Raine, Colette, and another character of 
    your choice (I used Genis). Make sure your characters are all around 
    level 50. (Level 45 at the VERY minimum.) Like last time, have Raine 
    heal and have Colette use her angel techniques while you attack the 
    Sword Dancer head-on. If your other character is Genis, have him use 
    his most powerful techs (Tidal Wave, Lightning Blade, Gravity Well, 
    etc.) If you have any All-Divides and can afford using one up, then go 
    right ahead and use one. It makes the battle easier. Best the Sword 
    Dancer for the second time to receive the Yasakani Jewel.
    | Sword Dancer 3 |
    Location: Iselia Forest
    Available: After Colette’s sickness is healed, until the end of the 
    Prize(s): Kusanagi Blade
    Health: 99,999 HP
    Level Suggestion: 65+
    Description: It’s time to defeat the Sword Dancer for good and send him 
    back to the underworld. Enter the Iselia Forest from the entrance near 
    Dirk’s House. For this battle, I suggest using Lloyd, Raine, Colette 
    (as usual), and either Genis or Kratos (if he’s in your party). Use the 
    same techniques as before (Raine heals, Colette uses angel techs, etc). 
    I really suggest using an All-Divide for this battle, as it is TOUGH. 
    Defeat the Sword Dancer once and for all to receive Lloyd’s most 
    powerful weapon: the Kusanagi Blade. 
    5.2 Abyssion and the Devil’s Arms
    This is a long and involved side-quest. You must find the nine Devil's 
    Arms (cursed weapons belonging to the family of Demon Hunters) to help 
    lift the curse off a man named Abyssion. You can NOT acquire any of the 
    Devil's Arms unless all eight party members are with you. (Thanks to 
    Fullgore EXE for this information.)
    Here is a step-by-step process of how to complete this side-quest:
    -After destroying the large mass of mana in the Toize Valley Mines, 
    check its rubble to receive the Evil Eye, Colette’s darkness weapon.
    -Talk to the homeless man near the entrance of Flanoir to learn of the 
    Devil’s Arms. He gives you Lloyd’s darkness weapon, the Nebilim, as 
    well as the Nebilim Key.
    -Open the dark chest in the Gaoracchia Forest with the Nebilim Key to 
    obtain the Fafnir, Kratos and Zelos’ darkness weapon.
    -Go to Altessa’s House and talk to the Gnomelette inside. He’ll return 
    to the Temple of Earth. Follow suit, and enter the secret entrance in 
    the temple. Walk past the dragon to find all five Gnomelettes. Walk 
    down further to find another dark chest. Open it to receive Sheena’s 
    Darkness weapon, the Gates of Hell.
    -Talk to the man on the bridge between the casino and theater in 
    Altamira. He’ll sell you the Disaster, Genis' darkness weapon, for 1000 
    -Fly to Triet and talk to the man near the produce stand south of the 
    Katz team. Then talk to the man sitting by his dog in the oasis area. 
    Now head to the left side of the lonely mountain north of Triet. One o’ 
    them shiny skit point things should appear. Walk inside of it to fight 
    the Sand Worm. Defeat this monster to get the Soul Eater.
    -Open the dark treasure chest in Latheon Gorge to get the Diablos.
    -Open the dark treasure chest in Welgaia to get the Apocalypse. 
    -Now return to Abyssion in Flanoir. He thanks you for finding eight of 
    the nine Devil’s Arms. He heads off to the Seal Room in the Temple of 
    -Fly to Hakonesia Peak in Sylvarant and talk to Koton, who very 
    conveniently happens to have the ninth Devils’ Arm. Raine trades some 
    strange relic she acquired years back for it. 
    -Go to the seal room in the Darkness Temple where Sheena summoned 
    Shadow. Abyssion will be there. He’ll suddenly morph into some weird 
    | Abyssion |
    Location: Temple of Darkness
    Available: After finding all nine Devil’s Arms, until the end of the 
    Prize(s): Presea’s “Empty Soul” Title
    Health: 120,000 HP
    Level Suggestion: 70+
    Description: Abyssion is the toughest boss in the game. Make sure 
    you’re well-prepared item-wise and level-wise (yay for hyphens!) before 
    fighting this demonic sub-boss. Have a party of Raine, Genis, Lloyd, 
    and another character of your choice. Disable all of Raine’s techniques 
    except for Revitalize. Have Genis constantly cast Meteor Storm, as well 
    his other strongest techs. Have Lloyd attack Abyssion with his sword 
    head-on. (Use Rising Falcon a lot.) If you are below level 70 when you 
    fight Abyssion, it’s best to use an All-Divide. I also suggest to use 
    an All-Divide even if you are level 70 or higher, but it is still very 
    possible to beat him without one. After you defeat Abyssion, Presea 
    gains a new title, and the true power of the Devil’s Arms are 
    activated. Each time you kill an enemy, each Devil's Arm gets 
    stronger. The power of these darkness weapons is unlimited, thus 
    potentially making them the strongest weapons in the game.
    5.3 Maxwell, Lord of Summon Spirits
    Even after Sheena summons the eight elemental Summon Spirits and 
    Origin, she still has one left to go. Maxwell, who is considered the 
    leader of the spirits (and also has a very strange name), lies in 
    floating half-elf city of Exire. To fight and ultimately summon him, 
    you must first have gotten the Derris Emblem in Welgaia. Choose thefour 
    party members you wish to use in the battle against Maxwell. I suggest 
    using Lloyd, Raine, and Genis in addition to Sheena (who MUST take part 
    in this battle). Equip the Aquamarine, Garnet, Ruby, or Opal to each of 
    the four fighting characters, then approach the gravestone in Exire 
    (behind the elder’s house) to fight Maxwell.
    | Maxwell |
    Available: After you get the Derris Emblem, until the end of the game.
    Location: Exire
    Prize(s): Sheena’s “Master Summoner” Title, Turquoise
    Health: 60,000 HP
    Level Suggestion: 60+
    Description: Maxwell is definitely easier than Sword Dancer 3 and 
    Abyssion, but he is still not a pushover by any means. He has a 
    whopping 60,000 HP and uses some of the most powerful techs in game, 
    including Meteor Storm. Have Raine constantly cast Revitalize while 
    Lloyd and Sheena directly attack the summon spirit lord. If you have 
    Genis in your party, then command him to use Meteor Storm as well as 
    his other strong techniques. An All-Divide is certainly not necessary 
    at all for this battle unless you are below level 60. Defeat Maxwell 
    and Sheena will summon him, as well as receiving the Turquoise charm 
    and the title of “Master Summoner.”
    6. Credits/Legal Stuff
    This guide is the property of the author and may not be distributed, 
    copied, or retransmitted in any form under penalty of law.                    
    © BumpyGrimes 2004-2005.
    I’d like to thank the Brady Games “Tales of Symphonia” Strategy Guide 
    for providing the structure and order I listed the side-quests, as well 
    as some of the facts and information listed in my FAQ (HP of bosses, 
    If you have anything you think should be added to my guide, please let 
    me know. If I think your information is valid and worthy of my guide, I 
    will put it in and credit you at the top of the guide where it says 
    NOTE: If you wish to use any info from this guide, you MUST email me or 
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