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RyuKenshin
13 years ago#1
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Golden Sun
Leveling Strategies
Version 1.0
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2005 RyuKenshin
ryukenshin75@hotmail.com

Golden Sun (c) 2001 Nintendo/CAMELOT

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Table of Contents

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Section I. Introduction (GS1)
Section II. Important Information (GS2)
Section III. Suhalla Desert (GS3)
Section IV. Venus Lighthouse (GS4)
Section V. Special Thanks (GS5)
Section VI. Contact Information (GS6)

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Section I. Introduction (GS1)

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This FAQ is designed to help those who need help getting to the level they
dreamof in Golden Sun. This FAQ, however, is only for those who have reached
Venus Lighthouse. Leveling before then is annoying. Refer to a walkthrough
if you need to get through the earlier portions of the game. I personally
have leveled my party to level 99. I will include several strategies that
have been tested by myself, and do whatever I can to help. If you, the
reader, have any questionsthat aren't answered by this FAQ, please post a
new topic on the message board with "Attn: Ryu" in the topic name, and I
will check into it. If, for some reason I do not respond, send me an email.
Note that the strategies given aremy personal preference of what is the best,
but everyone is entitled to their own oppinion.

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Section II. Important Information (GS2)

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The number one rule of leveling in this game is this: Keep your cool. Leveling
takes time. Make sure, if you don't want to spend hour on end searching for
monsters, you should equip the Lure Cap. To get the Lure Cap, you need to win
Colosso. Babi gives you the Lure Cap for first place. Winning Colosso is easy,
so there shouldn't be any problem.

The second rule for leveling is to kill the monsters with the djinn they are
elementally weak to. Venus and Jupiter are weak to eachother. Mars and
Mercury are the same. By killing the monster with the opposite djinn, the
ammount of experience points you gain are increased. Also, if you are into
rare drop items, the chance of the monster dropping an item increases.

The third rule is this. Have fun! Leveling to a high level makes the game
easier, and also gives you another advantage. Link Battles! Have fun crushing
your friends with your high level characters!

A list of experience required can be found in the GameFAQs database. Refer to
it if you would like to know how much experience is required for your next
level.

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RyuKenshin
13 years ago#2
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Section III. Suhalla Desert (GS3)

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Monster's that appear:

Monster Name HP Weakness Exp
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Tornado Lizard | 530 | Venus | 620 |
Tempest Lizard | 3000 | Venus | 1360 |
Magicore | 321 | Mercury | 169 |
Acid Maggot | 160 | Mars | 86 |
Kobold | 220 | Jupiter | 107 |
Roach | 211 | Mercury | 144 |
Stone Soldier | 179 | Mars | 98 |
Vile Dirge | 173 | Jupiter | 75 |
Harridan | 231 | Jupiter | 150 |
Orc Captain | 231 | Jupiter | 125 |
Brutal Troll | 291 | Jupiter | 150 |

Monster parties:

Tornado Lizard(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 620
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 806
Tempest Lizard(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1360
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1768
Magicore(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 169
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 219
Magicore(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 338
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 139
Acid Maggot(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 86
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 111
Acid Maggot(x1) Kobold(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 193
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 250
Roach(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 144
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 187
Roach(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 288
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 174
Stone Soldier(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 98
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 127
Stone Soldier(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 196
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 254
Stone Soldier(x3)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 294
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 382
Vile Dirge(x1) Magicore(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 244
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 317
Harridan(x2) Roach(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 444
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 577
Harridan(x1) Roach(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 294
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 382
Harridan(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 300
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 390
Orc Captain(x1) Harridan(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 275
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 357
Orc Captain(x1) Harridan(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 425
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 552
Brutal Troll(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 300
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 390

This is one of the two places that are best for leveling. It's located just
south of Suhalla Village. It is the perilous desert with the sandstorms. In
actuality, those sandstorms are monsters called Tornado Lizards. There are 8
Tornado Lizards in Suhalla Desert. If you kill all of the Tornado Lizards, you
will get 4960 exp without djinn kills, 6448 with djinn kills.

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RyuKenshin
13 years ago#3
Tornado Lizards, as anyone who has played the game, appear when you use the
psynergy "Douse" on the windstorms. There is also another red windstorm,
called the "hellstorm," that has a Tempest Lizard inside. The Tempest Lizard
hassix times the HP of Tornado Lizards, and it attacks twice per round. To get
tothe Tempest Lizard, you need to use "Reveal" to enter a cave in the second
portion of the desert. The cave is next to the Mars Djinni Flash. Go through
the cave to get to the hellstorm. (Side note: Don't use douse on the hellstorm
to go to the hidden dungeon Crossbone Island)

Suhalla Desert is a decent place to get levels, but it gets annoying to exit
the area just to get the Tornado Lizards and the Tempest Lizard to respawn.
A more effective area to level up is Venus Lighthouse.

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Section IV. Venus Lighthouse (GS4)

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Monsters that appear:

Monster Name HP Weakness Exp
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Willowisp | 209 | Venus | 227 |
Fenrir | 406 | Mars | 402 |
Grand Golem | 476 | Jupiter | 412 |
Boulder Beast | 211 | Mercury | 278 |
Wild Gryphon | 370 | Jupiter | 322 |
Manticore King | 348 | Mercury | 342 |
Chimera Mage | 413 | Mercury | 362 |
Recluse | 221 | Mars | 243 |
Thunder Lizard | 456 | Venus | 422 |
Skull Warrior | 283 | Venus | 301 |
Ice Gargoyle | 304 | Venus | 307 |

Monster Parties:

Willowisp(x3) Recluse(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 924
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1201
Willowisp(x3) Recluse(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1167
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1517
Willowisp(x2) Recluse(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 697
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 906
Willowisp(x1) Recluse(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 470
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 611
Recluse(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 486
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 631
Grand Golem(x1) Boulder Beast(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 690
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 897
Grand Golem(x1) Boulder Beast(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 968
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1258
Grand Golem(x1) Boulder Beast(x3)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1246
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1619
Grand Golem(x1) Boulder Beast(x4)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1524
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1981
Boulder Beast(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 556
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 722
Skull Warrior(x1) Manticore King(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 643
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 835
Skull Warrior(x2) Manticore King(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 944
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1227
Manticore King(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 342
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 444
Wild Gryphon(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 322
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 418
Wild Gryphon(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 644
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 837
Wild Gryphon(x1) Grand Golem(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 734
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 954
Wild Gryphon(x2) Grand Golem(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1056
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1372

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RyuKenshin
13 years ago#4
Chimera Mage(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 362
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 470
Chimera Mage(x1) Fenrir(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 764
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 993
Chimera Mage(x1) Fenrir(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1166
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1515
Fenrir(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 402
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 522
Fenrir(x1) Ice Gargoyle(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 709
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 921
Fenrir(x1) Ice Gargoyle(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1016
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1320
Fenrir(x2) Chimera Mage(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1166
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1515
Thunder Lizard(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 422
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 548
Thunder Lizard(x1) Chimera Mage(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 784
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1019
Thunder Lizard(x1) Chimera Mage(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 1146
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1489
Thunder Lizard(x1) Boulder Beast(x1)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 700
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 910
Thunder Lizard(x1) Boulder Beast(x2)
Exp w/out Djinn Kill: 978
Exp w/Djinn Kill: 1271

Venus Lighthouse is by far a better place to level up. In my opinion, the
best room to level up is the room right before you go to fight Saturos and
Menardi,with the Psynergy Stone on the left hand side of the room, and the
hole in the floor. This is a good place to train, due to the fact that if
you needed the psynergy back after fighting, you just grab the stone.

Climbing to the top of Venus Lighthouse is slow at first, with the monsters
constantly interfering. Remove the Lure Cap until you reach the top.
When you make it to the top, heal your party, save, equip the Lure Cap,
and fight.

Monsters in Venus Lighthouse give more experience than monsters in Suhalla
Desers.The best enemy party to fight is clearly the Grand Golem and the four
Boulder Beasts. They give the most experience in a single battle. Also, other
battles give a lot of experience as well.

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Section V. Special Thanks

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Thanks to Camelot for making this wonderful game. Also, lots of thanks to
Nintendo for publishing the game.

A lot of thanks to GameFAQs for allowing me to post my FAQ on their site.

Thanks to all of the users at the Golden Sun Message Board who have stayed
faithful to this game. Without you guys, I never would have thought of this.

Eric Hokenson (PPK on the Message boards) for supplying information on the
Tornado Lizards and the Tempest Lizards. It saved me a lot of time.

gamepro78744 for assisting in getting information on monster's weakness.

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RyuKenshin
13 years ago#5
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Section VI. Contact Information

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Email: ryukenshin75@hotmail.com
User Name on message boards: RyuKenshin

Feel free to ask any questions!




I'll request to have this stickied. It wasn't accepted as an official FAQ.
RyuKenshin, the Immortal Dragon of Devotion!
Taking over the world, one nOOb at a time!

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DreamPheonix
13 years ago#6
Yes, we do seem to have quite a lot of them...

"You are offending my intelligence." ~ Ari Norvant

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RyuKenshin
13 years ago#7
Still working on getting this stickied.
RyuKenshin, the Immortal Dragon of Devotion!
Taking over the world, one nOOb at a time!

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Snake10
13 years ago#8
Hey Isaac, you should know me *cough* Felix *cough*

Great guide

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DreamPheonix
13 years ago#9
Yay, stickification!
We should christen it, or something.

"You are offending my intelligence." ~ Ari Norvant

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RyuKenshin
13 years ago#10
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