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Coliseum Guide by bogalx

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 04/14/07

Final Fantasy VI Advance Coliseum Guide
By bogalx (chakillionaire@hotmail.com)
Version 1.1 (Last Updated 4/14/2007)

Table of Contents

1. Bet/Fight/Win Lists
2. Recommended Fights/Chains
3. The Celestriad Cycle
4. Final Words

Version History

1.0 (3/19/2007): First complete version of the guide.
1.1 (4/14/2007): Fixed some minor grammatical errors, fixed the prize for
betting the Excalipoor (should've been Merit Award, thanks Matt G!), and added
a couple more recommended fights (thanks ghostrider775 for the Genji Armor

1. Bet/Fight/Win Lists

The list is sorted alphabetically according to the Win column.

Bet                       Fight                     Win

Genji Armor               Glasya Lebolas            Air Anchor
Cursed Ring               Muud Suud                 Air Anchor
Stardust Rod              Dark Force                Angel Brush
Save the Queen            Brachiosaur               Apocalypse
Valiant Knife             Baalzephon                Assassin's Dagger
Blizzard Orb              Weredragon                Berserker Ring
Berserker Ring            Weredragon                Blizzard Orb
Blood Sword               Enuo                      Blood Sword
Rising Sun                Weredragon                Bone Club
Sniper                    Glasya Lebolas            Bone Club
Death Tarot               Aspidochelon              Bone Club
Dueling Mask              Daedalus                  Bone Wrist
Thief's Knife             Wartpuck                  Brigand's Glove
Thief's Bracer            Amduscias                 Brigand's Glove
Fixed Dice                Clymenus                  Burning Fist
Tigerfang                 Greater Mantis            Burning Fist
Burning Fist              Tumbleweed                Burning Fist
Impartisan                Weredragon                Cat-Ear Hood
Saucer                    Brachiosaur               Cat-Ear Hood
Soul of Thamasa           Behemoth King             Celestriad
Tabby Suit                Vector Lythos             Chocobo Suit
Genji Helm                Fortis                    Crystal Helm
Muscle Belt               Weredragon                Crystal Orb
Cursed Shield             Daedalus                  Cursed Ring
Gladius                   Shambling Corpse          Dagger
Brigand's Glove           Vasegiatta                Dagger
Crystal Helm              Duel Armor                Diamond Helm
Gold Hairpin              Great Malboro             Dragon Horn
Celestriad                Vector Chimera            Dragon Horn
Safety Bit                Tonberry                  Dragon Horn
Ward Bangle               Yojimbo                   Dragon Horn
Bone Wrist                Duel Armor                Dueling Mask
Crystal Sword             Glasya Lebolas            Enhancer
Soul Sabre                Aspidochelon              Falchion
Scorpion Tail             Vector Chimera            Final Trump
Falchion                  Outsider                  Flame Shield
Ice Shield                InnoSent                  Flame Shield
Force Armor               Behemoth King             Force Armor
Paladin's Shield          Demon Knight              Force Shield
Nutkin Suit               Aspidochelon              Genji Armor
Royal Crown               Aspidochelon              Genji Helm
Thunder Shield            Outsider                  Genji Shield
Ultima Weapon             Great Behemoth            Gladius
Zanmato                   Yojimbo                   Godhand
Ribbon                    Dark Force                Gold Hairpin
Crystal Orb               Glasya Lebolas            Gold Hairpin
Dragon Horn               Gorgimera                 Gold Hairpin
Punisher                  Aspidochelon              Gravity Rod
Rainbow Brush             Test Rider                Gravity Rod
Tintinabulum              Dark Force                Growth Egg
Hero's Ring               Gorgimera                 Guard Bracelet
Longinus                  Prometheus                Gungnir
Guard Bracelet            Demon Knight              Hero's Ring
Murakumo                  Galypdes                  Holy Lance
Red Cap                   Gorgimera                 Hypno Crown
Flame Shield              Metal Hitman              Ice Shield
Crystal Mail              Covert                    Ice Shield
Ichigeki                  Shadow/Typhon             Ichigeki*
Ragnarok                  Daedalus                  Lightbringer
Gungnir                   Muud Suud                 Longinus
Phoenix Down              Cactuar                   Magicite Shard
Magus Robe                Test Rider                Magus Robe
Healing Rod               Tonberry                  Magus Rod
Murasame                  Glasya Lebolas            Masamune
Memento Ring              Typhon                    Memento Ring
Cat-Ear Hood              Slagworm                  Merit Award
Excalipoor                Onion Dasher              Merit Award**
Regal Gown                Death Machine             Minerva Bustier
Rename Card               Fiend Dragon              Miracle Shoes
Thornlet                  Aspidochelon              Mirage Vest
Chocobo Suit              Ahriman                   Moogle Suit
Holy Lance                Death Machine             Murakumo
Kagenui                   Test Rider                Murakumo
Masamune                  Gorgimera                 Murakumo
Magus Rod                 Weredragon                Murakumo
Sasuke                    Face                      Murasame
Radiant Lance             Landworm                  Mutsunokami
Moogle Suit               Cherry                    Nutkin Suit
Zwill Crossblade          Tonberry                  Oborozuki
Flametongue               Great Malboro             Organyx
Icebrand                  Gamma                     Organyx
Thunder Blade             Muud Suud                 Organyx
Zantetsuken               Covert                    Organyx
Fuma Shuriken             Chaos Dragon              Pinwheel
Mutsunokami               Gamma                     Radiant Lance
Bone Club                 Test Rider                Red Jacket
Mirage Vest               Vector Chimera            Red Jacket
Red Jacket                Vector Chimera            Red Jacket
Minerva Bustier           Tonberry                  Regal Gown
Merit Award               Covert                    Rename Card
Elixir                    Cactuar                   Rename Card
Pinwheel                  Aspidochelon              Rising Sun
Hypno Crown               Great Malboro             Royal Crown
Tortoise Shield           Muud Suud                 Saucer
Apocalypse                Fiend Dragon              Save the Queen
Final Trump               Ahriman                   Scorpion Tail
Wing Edge                 Gorgimera                 Sniper
Dragon Claws              Test Rider                Sniper
Behemoth Suit             Outsider                  Snow Scarf
Organyx                   Behemoth King             Soul Sabre
Angel Brush               Gamma                     Stardust Rod
Stoneblade                Armored Weapon            Stoneblade
Assassin's Dagger         Test Rider                Swordbreaker
Force Shield              Dark Force                Thornlet
Genji Shield              Yojimbo                   Thunder Shield
Gauntlet                  Vector Chimera            Thunder Shield
Genji Glove               Demon Knight              Thunder Shield
Miracle Shoes             Tyrannosaur               Tintinabulum
Growth Egg                Muud Suud                 Tintinabulum
Megalixir                 Siegfried                 Tintinabulum
Aegis Shield              Glasya Lebolas            Tortoise Shield
Reed Cloak                Gorgimera                 Tortoise Shield
Viper Darts               Weredragon                Viper Darts
Snow Scarf                Yojimbo                   Ward Bangle
Lich Ring                 Death Machine             Ward Bangle
Molulu's Charm            Outsider                  Ward Bangle
Godhand                   Great Behemoth            Zanmato
Lightbringer              Gamma                     Zantetsuken
Air Anchor                Primeval Dragon           Zephyr Cloak
Oborozuki                 Outsider                  Zwill Crossblade

*If you waited for Shadow on the Floating Continent and saved him in the Cave
on the Veldt, you will fight him when you bet the Ichigeki. Win or lose, he'll
join your party afterwards.

**After defeating Onion Dasher, you will fight the Esper Gilgamesh with full
control of your entire party. Win, and you'll receive his magicite.

Wagering any of the following items will pit you against Typhon for an Elixir.

Dagger                    Iron Armor
Mythril Knife             Silk Robe
Main Gauche               Mythril Vest
Air Knife                 Ninja Gear
Man-Eater                 White Dress
Swordbreaker              Mythril Mail
Mythril Sword             Gaia Gear
Great Sword               Golden Armor
Rune Blade                Power Sash
Bastard Sword             Luminous Robe
Enhancer                  Diamond Vest
Excalibur                 Diamond Armor
Mythril Spear             Black Garb
Trident                   Noiseblaster
Heavy Lance               Bioblaster
Partisan                  Flash
Golden Spear              Chainsaw
Kunai                     Debilitator
Kodachi                   Drill
Sakura                    Auto Crossbow
Ashura                    Flame Scroll
Kotetsu                   Water Scroll
Kiku-Ichimonji            Lightning Scroll
Kazekiri                  Invisibility Scroll
Mythril Rod               Shadow Scroll
Flame Rod                 Silver Spectacles
Ice Rod                   Star Pendant
Thunder Rod               Peace Ring
Poison Rod                Amulet
Holy Rod                  White Cape
Gravity Rod               Jeweled Ring
Chocobo Brush             Fairy Ring
Da Vinci Brush            Barrier Ring
Magical Brush             Mythril Glove
Shuriken                  Protect Ring
Chain Flail               Hermes Sandals
Moonring Blade            Reflect Ring
Morning Star              Angel Wings
Boomerang                 Angel Ring
Hawkeye                   Knight's Code
Cards                     Dragoon Boots
Darts                     Zephyr Cloak
Dice                      Princess Ring
Metal Knuckles            Earring
Mythril Claws             Gigas Glove
Kaiser Knuckles           Hyper Wrist
Venom Claws               Master's Scroll
Buckler                   Prayer Beads
Heavy Shield              Black Belt
Mythril Shield            Heiji's Jitte
Golden Shield             Fake Mustache
Diamond Shield            Alarm Earring
Crystal Shield            Gale Hairpin
Leather Cap               Sniper Eye
Hairband                  Sprint Shoes
Plumed Hat                Potion
Beret                     Hi-Potion
Magus Hat                 X-Potion
Bandana                   Ether
Iron Helmet               Hi-Ether
Priest's Miter            X-Ether
Green Beret               Holy Water
Twist Headband            Antidote
Mythril Helm              Eye Drops
Tiara                     Gold Needle
Golden Helm               Remedy
Tiger Mask                Sleeping Bag
Mystery Veil              Tent
Circlet                   Green Cherry
Diamond Helm              Magicite Shard
Dark Hood                 Super Ball
Oath Veil                 Echo Screen
Leather Armor             Smoke Bomb
Cotton Robe               Teleport Stone
Kenpo Gi                  Dried Meat

2. Recommended Fights/Chains

Impartisan -> Cat-Ear Hood (vs. Weredragon)

 Weredragon is vulnerable to instant death, so you can equip a weapon with
 instant death properties like Zantetsuken and Wing Edge for a potentially
 quick win. Equipping a Reflect Ring can bounce Weredragon's Death spell back
 at it, or you could send Gogo in with three Sketch commands to have Weredragon
 cast Death on itself.

Tabby Suit -> Chocobo Suit -> Moogle Suit -> Nutkin Suit -> Genji Armor (vs.
Vector Lythos, Ahriman, Cherry, and Aspidochelon)

 Yes, this is a rather long chain, but it grants you a virtually limitless
 amount of Genji Armors, which is pretty freakin' sweet. Tabby Suits, Chocobo
 Suits, and Moogle Suits are all stealable from enemies inside Owzer's Mansion
 (Couerl Cats, Caladrius, and Blade Dancers respectively). Betting any of these
 will eventually net you a Nutkin Suit, which you can then wager for a shiny
 new Genji Armor. The fights go something like this:

 Vector Lythos is a piddly little enemy that shouldn't pose any challenge
 whatsoever. No real strategy needed here.

 Mog with 255 defense in the back row with a Safety Bit will be invincible
 against Ahriman. 255 defense can be achieved with a Snow Scarf, a Genji Helm,
 and any decent shield.

 Against Cherry, a Reflect Ring will repel all of her nasty spells back at her.
 Attacking her may incur a Meteor counterattack (which is unreflectable and
 very painful) so it's best to hold L and R to run and wait until she kills
 herself with her own spells.

 Aspidochelon is listed below.

Ragnarok -> Lightbringer (vs. Daedalus)

 Send Mog in with the following setup:

 Holy Lance
 Paladin's Shield/Flame Shield
 Genji Helm
 Snow Scarf
 Reflect Ring
 Safety Bit

 Put him in the back row, and he'll be literally impossible to kill. Any
 physical attack will do 0 damage to him, the Paladin's/Flame Shield will
 absorb Flare Star and Fire Wall, the Reflect Ring will reflect Flare, and the
 Safety Bit will protect against Blaster.

Healing Rod -> Magus Rod (vs. Tonberry)

 Mog in the back row with 255 defense and a Ribbon/Jeweled Ring will be
 completely invincible. Keep in mind that Tonberry uses Traveler when it dies,
 so if you don't have high enough HP to survive it, a Muscle Belt might be in

Cat-Ear Hood -> Merit Award (vs. Slagworm)

 Send Mog in with a Paladin's Shield/Thunder Shield, a Genji Helm, a Snow
 Scarf, and Angel Wings. In the back row, he will be impossible to kill. The
 shield will protect from Sandstorm, the Angel Wings will protect from Quake,
 and 255 defense in the back row will ensure 0 damage from physical attacks.

Regal Gown  -> Minverva Bustier (vs. Death Machine)

 Death Machine will cast Death 75% of the time, and counters any attack with
 Blaster. It's vulnerable to instant death, so your best bet is to equip a
 Reflect Ring to reflect Death back at it. As soon as the fight starts, hold L
 and R to make your character run so they can't attack and get Blastered.

Elixir -> Rename Card -> Miracle Shoes (vs. Cactuar and Fiend Dragon)

 Cactuar has ridiculously high defense and evasion scores, but only 3 HP, so
 you can take it down very easily if you're equipped properly. Gogo with three
 Attack commands and a Master's Scroll should make quick work of it.

 Against Fiend Dragon, send Mog in with a Paladin's Shield/Flame Shield, a
 Genji Helm, and a Snow Scarf. Put him in the back row and he will be
 impossible to kill. The shield will take care of Southern Cross, and 255
 defense in the back row will ensure all physical attacks will do 0 damage.

Thornlet -> Mirage Vest (vs. Aspidochelon)

 Aspidochelon uses attacks of multiple elements, including Earth, Ice, and
 Wind. You can equip the appropriate gear to protect against these elements, or
 you could just take the easy way out and exploit its vulnerability to instant
 death. Your call.

Behemoth Suit -> Snow Scarf (vs. Outsider)

 Outsider has two instant death attacks (one of which is physical, so it can't
 be protected from by Safety Bit/Memento Ring), and a variety of unblockable
 Throw attacks. Even with perfect evasion/magic evasion, it will be difficult
 to take him on mano a mano. So in order to take him down as quickly as
 possible, you should exploit his biggest weakness: instant death. Use similar
 strategies as against Weredragon, but keep in mind that Sketch will only
 result in instant death 25% of the time.

3. The Celestriad Cycle

So you want a bunch of Celestriads, but you're far too lazy to spend hours
trying to win them off Brachiosaurs or steal them from Galydes? That's
understandable. Luckily for you, there is a relatively quick and painless way
to score multiple Celestriads within the coliseum!

This trick involves wagering the Murakumo in order to fight the monster
Galypdes. Galypdes is usually an extremely rare enounter in the Phoenix Cave,
so this will save you the trouble of hunting them down. Set Gogo up with three
Steal commands, a Brigand's Glove, and a Safety Bit (to protect from Galypdes'
Cyclonic and Shamshir attacks). As he fights Galypdes, he will Mug it every
turn until it dies. If that particular Galypdes wasn't holding a Celestriad,
that's no problem!

By winning the fight, you will receive a Holy Lance, which you can then wager
to get the Murakumo back. You can then wager the Murakumo again, and continue
the cycle until you have all the Celestriads you want.

4. Final Words

Thanks go to Mnrogar for writing the guide on which this one is based, and
The_Returner123, whose translation guide helped with changing various names for
this document.

If you spot any errors or have any suggestions or questions concerning this
guide, feel free to e-mail me at chakillionaire@hotmail.com.

This guide may not be reproduced on any other website without explicit written
permission from the author. This guide is for personal use only.

This document is copyright 2007 bogalx. All rights reserved.

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