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    ____________________________________Version 2.1
    
    Dark Cloud FAQ.
    
    Last Update:  June 22, 2001
    Created By:  Eric Robertson
    
    
    ---Revision Notes---
    
    V2.1  June 22, 2001.  Added some answers to FAQ's, go figure.
    V2.0  June 21, 2001.  FAQ COMPLETED
    V1.5  June 13, 2001.  Updated Demon Shaft.  Few minor changes.
    V1.4  June 11, 2001.  Updated dungeon information.  Added ultimate weapon
    stats.
    V1.3  June  9, 2001.  Updated dungeon information.
    V1.2  June  8, 2001.  Added more weapon evolution information.
    V1.1  June  7, 2001.  Added weapon evolution information.  Few minor changes.
    V1.0  June  5, 2001.  First version.
    
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    ---Latest News------
    
    I added a section to try to help people through some of the confusing and tough
    spots in the game.  I also added the Gameshark code again.  If you steal info
    from this FAQ and post it on other sites (i.e. Speedfreak on cmgsccc.com) IT IS
    ILLEGAL.
    
    Also, that you everybody for the emails.  I'm glad you like what I've done.
    
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    Table of Contents:
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    I.    Introduction / Updates
    II.   Characters
    III.  Gameplay
    IV.   Items / Weapons
    V.    Areas / Dungeons
    VI.   Secrets / Hints / Codes
    VII.  FAQ's
    VIII. Copywrite / Other Info
    
    
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    I. Introduction:
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    This is a "quick and dirty" FAQ for Dark Cloud for PS2.  There won't be too
    much info for the dungeons, but enough to get you by without any spoilers.
    This FAQ is for your own personal use (i.e. read it, learn from it, don't
    profit from it).  If you wish to add this FAQ to your site, please see the
    information located at the bottom of this FAQ.
    
    
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    II. Characters:
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    Toan-	Main character of the game.  The only character with the ability to open
    the ATLA (see dungeons section).  He uses sword type weapons.  Fluffy doughnut
    upgrades his defense.
    
    Xiao-	Second character in the game, found in Norune Village.  Has the ability
    to jump gaps in the dungeons.  She uses slingshot weapons.  Fish crackers raise
    her defense.
    
    Goro-	Third character, found in the forest.  He primarily uses club type
    weapons.  Use this weapon to hit switches to open some doors in the dungeons.
    
    Ruby-  Fourth character, aquired in Queens.  Her weapons are rings which shoot
    magic balls.  She can open doors which have a crystal pillar nest to them.
    
    Unaga-  Fifth character, will join your party mid way through the Sun and Moon
    Temple.  His weapons consist of spears and staffs.  He can clear the "black
    wind" that blocks some doorways.
    
    Osmond-  The final playable character.  He uses guns as his weapon of choice.
    He can fly over gaps in the dungeon floors.
    
    
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    III. Gameplay:
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    The gameplay may seem complicated at first, but you will get the hang of it and
    have a good time.  The gameplay consists of two primary modes, the dungeons and
    the world.
    
    World:  This is where you place the Atla that you find in the Dungeons.
    Building placements are in realtime (i.e. you place it there, it will be there
    for you to walk around).  As you complete the town, tressure chests will begin
    to appear containing valuable powerups.  Sometimes it is required to complete
    part of the town to go farther in the dungeons.
    
    Dungeon:  Each floor of the dungeon is created randomly every time.  At the
    start of the dungeon, there will be a chart showing the levels you have
    accessed and the Atla left to obtain.  You must obtain a special "key" to move
    on to the next level.  This is always dropped by an enemy, so you will most
    likely have to kill all the monsters on each floor before proceeding.  After
    completing each level, always select to return outside and save your game (this
    is tedious but worthwhile).  You can go back to any level you have already been
    to.
    
    There are some other factors to also consider while playing the game.  First of
    all is that your weapon can break (<-Yes).  Always carry several repair powders
    and always be aware of your weapons Whp status.  You don't want to lose a
    weapon you've been working on for quite a while.  There is also a thirst meter
    on your character that drains as time passes.  If the thirst meter becomes
    empty, you will slowly lose HP unti you die.  You can recover your thirst by
    carrying water or by standing in a pool in the dungeon.
    
    Every once in a while you will be challenged to a duel.  These are pretty
    simple.  A series of button presses with come across the bottom of the screen.
    Just hit them in order when they cross the white line.  You don't have to be
    exact with the timing, and you can try over as many times as you would like.
    
    If you ever get stuck, just do the following:  Check to see if you have all the
    available Atla.  Try to combine them to finish as much of the town as possible.
     Talk to everybody and ask how to fix their house.  Doing this will solve 99.9%
    of your problems GUARANTEED.
    
    
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    IV.   Items /Weapons:
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    Below I have listed the various weapons for each character and what the
    possible evolutions for each one are.  Some weapons have multiple evolutions,
    so decide what final weapon you want first.  All weapons (besides starting
    ones)
    will evolve into one of the ultimate weapons for each character.
    
    By the way there are more evolutions out there.  These are only the evolutions
    I have personally discovered.
    
    TOAN
    
     Wise Owl Sword > Lamb's Sword > Atlamillia Sword > Chronicle Sword
     Serpent Sword > Evilcise > Drainseeker > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
     Serpent Sword > Tsuikage > Heaven's Cloud > Dark Cloud > 7th Heaven
     Sun Sword > Big Bang > Sword of Zeus
    
    XIAO
    
     Bandit Slingshot > Hardshooter > Double Impact > Divine Beast Title > Angel
    Shooter
     Bandit Slingshot > Double Impact > Divine Beast Title > Angel Shooter
     Steel Slingshot > Hardshooter > Double Impact > Divine Beast Title > Angel
    Shooter
     Steel Slingshot > Hardshooter > Matador > Divine Beast Title > Angel Shooter
    
    GORO
    
     Big Bucks > Magical Hammer > Gaia Hammer > Tall Hammer
     Big Bucks > Magical Hammer > Last Judgement > Tall Hammer
     Big Bucks > Gaia Hammer > Tall Hammer
     Frozen Tuna > Turtle Shell > Magical Hammer > Gaia Hammer > Tall Hammer
     Frozen Tuna > Turtle Shell > Magical Hammer > Last Judgement > Tall Hammer
     Frozen Tuna > Turtle Shell > Battle Ax > Satan's Ax > Inferno
    
    RUBY
    
     Bandit's Ring > Crystal Ring > Goddess Ring > Satan's Ring > Mobius Ring
     Bandit's Ring > Goddess Ring > Athena's Armlet > Secret Armlet
     Bandit's Ring > Pockle > Fairy Ring > Destruction Ring > Mobius Ring
     Thorn Amulet > Crystal Ring > Goddess Ring > Athena's Armlet > Secret Armlet
     Thorn Armlet > Fairy Ring > Destruction Ring > Mobius Ring
    
    UNGAGA
    
     Halbert > Scorpion > Mirage > Terra Sword > Babel's Spear
     Halbert > Scorpion > Mirage > Hercules' Wrath
     Halbert > Scorpion > Cactus > Terra Sword > Babel's Spear
    
    OSMOND
    
     Snail > Blessing Gun > Skunk > Hexa Blaster > Supernova
     Snail > Hexa Blaster > Supernova
    
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    Here are some of the stats of the ULTIMATE weapons:
    
     Toan:
       Chronicle Sword    7th Heaven      Sword of Zeus
       AT 260             AT 240          AT 199
       ED  99             ED  99          ED  99
       SP  99             SP  99          SP  99
       MP 150             MP 110          MP 176
    
     Osmond:
       Supernova
       AT ???
       ED  99
       SP  99
       MP  ??
    
    TIP:  If you don't want to take the time to build up Toan's ultimate weapons,
    use the gameshark code located in the codes section for unlimited ABS.
    
    #######################
    V.    Areas / Dungeons:
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    There are several towns and areas in the game to explore and chat with locals.
    Come back to these locations after placing the Atla to look for treasure chests
    and special events.
    
    Here is a breakdown of the dungeons in the game.  The number next to the level
    indicates the number of Atla located on the floor.  Floors with 0 Atla usually
    contain either a special event or a Limited Zone.
    
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    Divine Beast Cave:
     1:  8
     2:  8
     3:  6
     4:  0
     5:  5
     6:  7
     7:  8
     8:  1
     9:  8
     10: 8
     11: 0
     12: 8
     13: 8
     14: 6
     15: BOSS (STRATEGY: Use Xiao to shoot the beast while it is flying, then use
    Toan while it is on the ground)
    
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    Wise Owl Forest:
     1:  8
     2:  8
     3:  7
     4:  0
     5:  8
     6:  8
     7:  8
     8:  7
     9:  0
     10: 6
     11: 5
     12: 0
     13: 8
     14: 6
     15: 8
     16: 7
     17: Boss (STRATEGY: Use Goro to smash the feet of the monkey.  When the monkey
    is holding his foot, use either Toan or Goro to deliver another blow.)
    
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    Shipwreck:
     1:  7
     2:  8
     3:  6
     4:  4
     5:  0
     6:  8
     7:  4
     8:  5
     9:  0
     10: 4
     11: 3
     12: 0
     13: 3
     14: 6
     15: 4
     16: 4
     17: 8
     18: Boss (STRATEGY: While the forcefield is up, use any PHYSICAL attack on the
    queen.  When the shield falls, use Ruby's fire spell to attack.)
    
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    Sun and Moon Temple:
     1:  4
     2:  8
     3:  4
     4:  2
     5:  0
     6:  4
     7:  8
     8:  3
     9:  0
     10: 4
     11: 8
     12: 5
     13: 0
     14: 3
     15: 8
     16: 4
     17: 2
     18: Boss (STRATEGY: Use Unaga to disperse the dark cloud, then attach with
    Toan.)
    
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    Moon Sea:
     1:  6
     2:  4
     3:  4
     4:  0
     5:  7
     6:  3
     7:  5
     8:  0
     9:  5
     10: 5
     11: 0
     12: 6
     13: 6
     14: 5
     15: Boss (STRATEGY:  Move behind and hit the legs.)
    
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    Gallery of Time:
     1:  4
     2:  3
     3:  3
     4:  3
     5:  2
     6:  2
     7:  4
     8:  4
     9:  3
     10: 3
     11: 3
     12: 3
     13: 3
     14: 3
     15: 3
     16: 3
     17: 4
     18: 4
     19: 0
     20: 0
     21: 0
     22: 0
     23: 0
     24: 5
     25: Boss (STRATEGY:  Phase 1: Run until you see the hand pop out of the
    ground, then hit it.  Phase 2: Use stamina to protect from the wind, then use a
    projectile to attack.  Phase 3: RUN.  Hit it on the head when it's open.)
    
    I HIGHLY suggest you build up your weapons for the final boss for Toan and
    Ruby.
    
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    Demon Shaft:
     Levels 1-99:  There are no ATLA or limited zones.  Every level is difficult
    if you have weak weapons, but a good place to build up to your characters
    ultimate.
     Level 100:  Final Boss.  Piece of cake, no explination necessary.  You get
    the Chronicle 2 sword for completing the Demon Shaft.
    
    TIP:  Use a strong character to do most of the damage, then switch to a weak
    weapon/character to finish the enemy off.  This will give your weak weapon tons
    of ABS.
    
    
    
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    VI.   Secrets / Hints / Codes:
    ##############################
    
    There are currently several Gameshark codes located on their main site,
    www.gameshark.com.
    
    Return to every town periodically.  Tresure chests will be left inside and
    outside of buildings every once in a while and contain very usefull items
    necessary in completing your quest.
    
    I have discovered a gameshark code by accident that gives Toan MAX ABSORBED
    for his first weapon.  This means UNLIMITED upgrades.
         1D5C5D95 F5734488
    This will only work for a weapon in slot one for Toan.  Go to the item menu
    and switch the weapons around to upgrade another.  This code was created by
    myself, so don't take credit for it.
    
    Take the time before the final boss fight to build your weapons.  You can buy
    all the upgrade items you need from the guy in the gallery of time.  The boss
    is very difficult and you need all the help you can get :).
    
    
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    VII. FAQ's:
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    I added this section because of all the email I get (which I really
    appreciate).  If you have more questions, please feel free to ask.
    
    Q. What characters should I work on the most?
    A. Toan will be your main character.  I would also work on Ruby for the final
    boss.  Work on Osmond in the Demon Shaft, he will be very helpfull there.
    
    Q. Where is the fishing rod?
    A. Finish as much of the town as possible.  An event will occur at one of the
    finished houses in which you will receive the fishing rod.
    
    Q. Are powerups for defence and health random?
    A. As far as I can tell, yes.  So you perfectionists may get pissed when you
    can't max all your characters.  I know it made me mad.
    
    Q. Where is the Serpent Sword?
    A. Try to complete as much of the town as possible.  An event will occur at one
    of the finished houses.  Go there and you will be given the Serpent Sword.  You
    must have this equipped to beat the snake.
    
    Q. How do I open the music box in the Shipwreck?
    A. You need to complete the fortune tellers house.  Talk to her and have her
    read your fortune.  After the first time, a third option will open up the next
    time you talk to her.  Go to this one and she will show you where the key is.
    
    Q. How do I open doors with Ruby?
    A. Use R2 to go into a first person viewpoint.  Shoot directly at the gem by
    the door.  Each gem has a different color for each element.  If the door
    doesn't open, change the elemental attribute on Ruby's weapon and try again
    until it opens.
    
    Q. How do I clear the black fog blocking the doorway?
    A. Use Ubanaga.  If you hold down the attack button, he will spin his weapon. 
    This will create a wirlwind that will disperse the black fog.  Do the same
    thing on the boss of the level.
    
    Q. How do I build the robot in Yellow Drops?
    A. Start by putting his head in the middle and top of the screen.  Each part is
    labeled L or R for left and right.  Just imagine if you were laying in the
    robots place, which would be your left and right side.  The shoulders seem to
    be the tricky part.  The beak of the eagle will point straight up and the eyes
    will face outward.  As you place parts, spots will fill in to complete the
    joints.  This is how you know if you did it correctly.  Take a look at the
    picture of the robot in the instruction booklet if you need a picture.
    
    Q. How do I get the Demon Shaft?
    A. Just finish the game.  At the end of the credits it will tell you a new spot
    has been opened on your map.  You will be given the option to save, so do it. 
    When you start up again there will be a new map location slightly west of the
    Gallery of Time.  This is the Demon Shaft.
    
    
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    VIII. Copywright / Other Info:
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    Dark Cloud and it's characters are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment of
    America.  All Information located within this FAQ has been created by me and is
    protected under international copywrite law.  This document cannot be
    reproduced in any way without permission from the author.
    
    If you wish to include this FAQ on your site, please email me at
    moses1162@yahoo.com, or link from the gamefaq's main page.
    
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