Glitches

  • Damage Storage Glitch

    This does not work for Max while he has a beam gun equipped. When in a dungeon, attack with your melee weapon (hammer/wrench/sword), and as it touches the ground, press L1 to cancel the attack and quickly open the menu. If performed correctly, you should see some sort of streak of light near your character, leftover from the attack. Switch your long-range weapon (gun/brassard) or view a help video, then exit the menu. Going forward, simply running into enemies will be sufficient to damage them. Depending on how many attacks you store, you will be able to hit a given enemy that many times. (Store 3 attacks like this and all enemies can suffer damage 3 times each from running into them, for example. You can store up to 63 attacks: any more and you will not be able to damage foes, nor they you.)

    Contributed By: Eevee-Trainer.

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  • Duplicate Lures

    Once you have a lure rod and 2 two of the same lure (available in chapter 4 after you've recruited Olive), you can duplicate it as many times as you want to. just equip the lure rod and a lure. Then press R2 so you will have Monica displayed instead of Max. Now select the same lure and equip it as many times as you want, it will seem nothing will have happened, but you will now have multiple lures equiped and still have the one in the menu. once you remove the lures you can have up to 999 lures (don't go over 999 or it will reset the number to whatever you had before you did it) then you can sell them all for a lot of money.

    Contributed By: FFVII Vincent.

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  • Enable the Debug Mode Camera in Dungeons

    When you're in a normal map - i.e. a Georama - use R2 to go into first-person mode, then go to any dungeon floor by entering the menu and using Move. In the dungeon, immediately go to the menu and equip the fishing rod and exit the menu. Just like that you have glitched the camera to be much like the debug mode camera, in that you can go at any angle desired; pausing and unpausing will change the camera distance. Unequipping the rod will rectify this state.

    Contributed By: Eevee-Trainer.

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  • Fish Cloning

    This can be done once you have an aquarium and any desired fish to clone. Once you have the fish to clone, assure it is in the first slot of your inventory outside of the aquarium. Pick it up with Square, then repeatedly use Select to sort your items menu until the aquarium is in that first slot. Then press Circle and Square in that order - you'll still be holding the fish, but a clone of it will also be in the aquarium! This can be used to clone fish to cook for healing, to sell for money (though the Lure glitch is faster), and to just making breeding a bit easier.You can also more easily win Fishing Contests as you only need to catch a big fish and clone it twice as opposed to catching three separate big fish.

    Contributed By: Eevee-Trainer.

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  • Julia Glitch: Chapter 5 Boss

    During the first part of the Chapter 5 boss battle at the end of Mt. Gundor, while the boss runs at you and while Julia is one of your support characters, have Julia confuse the boss. The boss will glitch, and be stuck running in place, and will remain stuck until you use an attack that knocks him back. A noteworthy example of an attack lacking this knockback are the Machine Gun Arms on the Ridepod; using such attacks, you can quickly eliminate the boss's health without any risk to yourself.

    Contributed By: Eevee-Trainer.

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  • Julia Glitch: Duplicating Self-Sacrificing Enemy Rewards

    When Julia is a support character, defeat an enemy that normally is capable of killing itself - such as the Bomber Heads in Mt. Gundor that can explode to hurt you. Once defeated, before it disappears, activate Julia's ability. From here, you can do this twice more (provided Julia has enough energy), though you have to let the enemy in question kill itself since from this point onward you cannot directly deal damage to the monster. Each time the monster dies, it will drop money and perhaps items, allowing you to duplicate the rewards you earn.

    Contributed By: Eevee-Trainer.

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  • Name-Change Ticket Trick

    In most cases, the Name-Change Ticket only changes the name of a weapon. If you enter the name of another weapon in the game however, the ticket will actually tranform the old item. This method allows players to obtain the most powerful weapons earlier than is possible in the game and without having to build the weapon from scratch. To perform this trick, follow these steps:

    1.Recruit Mayor Need and purchase tickets (costs 40 medals each)
    2.Select an unequipped weapon in the menu and choose the option Change name
    3.Replace the old name with the name of the weapon you want to obtain. Make sure to follow correct case, spelling, spacing, etc. when applicable or it will not work. Press OK after you are done and the item will transform. Here are some of the common name choices for this trick.

    Max weapons: LEGEND,Grade Zero,Supernova,Sigma Bazooka,Last Resort
    Monica weapons: Five-Star Armlet,Island King,Dark Cloud,Muramasa,Griffon Fork,Chronicle 2

    Contributed By: Anonymous.

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  • Out of Bounds (using Angel/Devil Coins)

    To be able to go out of bounds, you must find an Angel/Devil Coin that has spawned near one of the dungeon's boundaries: bottomless pits are usually great for this, and depending on the dungeon walls will also work, though this does not appear to work in the Moon Flower Palace. This is most easily done when you have the Baron Balloon or Skeleton Soldier Monster Transforms available.

    With either monster, walk along the boundary towards the Coin, as if trying to squeeze the two. You'll be prompted with a message; exit out of it, but do not let go of the analog stick. Provided that the Coin was close enough to the boundary, you should be pushed out of bounds. Once out of bounds, walking too far in a given place can result in you falling through the bottom of the map and warping to the top; you can walk around as you fall as well, which leads to any number of potential other benefits and sequence breaks. (For example: you could get inside the Star Path force fields long before Chapter 6, or fish in the early parts of Starlight Canyon where it's normally impossible.) Note that depending on where and how you do this, you might end up stuck and be forced to leave the dungeon.

    Contributed By: Eevee-Trainer.

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  • Use Fishing Rod Before Finishing Dungeon Floor and Never Die!

    For this glitch, you'll need to be in the field and equip the Fishing Rod. Get rid of all of Max's weapons, Lure Rod included, except for one. Use the Name-Change Ticket glitch as described previously to change the name of that lone weapon to a gun, sword, or armlet, thus giving Max no weapons other than the Fishing Rod. When you enter a dungeon, you will be able to fish at spots where you can normally fish, but you don't have to wait for the floor to be cleared of monsters. Furthermore, even though you take damage when fishing, you will not be able to die while the Fishing Rod is equipped!

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

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  • View 3D Item Models

    Normally, viewing the 3D item model for items (bar special cases like equipment) is limited to the game's debug menu. However, if you have a Lure Rod and are willing to discard it, you can bypass this restriction. When in the item menu, pull up the stats for the Lure Rod, and then discard the Lure Rod: its stats will still be displayed onscreen however. Pick up an item and carry it to the spot where the Lure Rod was. While hovering over that slot, press Square twice, then Circle; you will have done this correctly if the Lure Rod's name is replaced by the item's name. Then equip any weapon or article of clothing and you will see the item's model. Do note that this only works one time and to do it again you'll need to procure another Lure Rod.



    Note that trying to display outfits crashes the PS2 version, and often does so for the PS4 port as well albeit with varying effects.

    Contributed By: Eevee-Trainer.

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Unlockables

  • Clothing - Max

    In the game, there are a number of items you can use to customize the appearances of Max and Monica. Despite what the in-game descriptions of some of these items may claim, none of them provide any stat boosts or special effects. They are all purely cosmetic.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    (Body) Clown SuitTrade 55 Medals to Mayor Need for it.
    (Body) Denim OverallsChoose to start the game with them, or buy from Jurak Mall tailor shop in Ch.2 through Ch.7, or buy from Donny in Ch.3 and on.
    (Body) Explorer's OutfitObtain from Donny as a reward for reaching Photo Lv. 6 (photo score of 500).
    (Body) Green OverallsChoose to start the game with them, or buy from Jurak Mall tailor shop in Ch.2 through Ch.7, or buy from Milane/Palm Brinks weapon shop in Ch.8.
    (Body) Red VestChoose to start the game with it, or buy from Jurak Mall tailor shop in Ch.2 through Ch.7, or buy from Milane/Palm Brinks weapon shop in Ch.8.
    (Feet) Clown ShoesTrade 40 Medals to Mayor Need for them (NOT RECOMMENDED), or invent with Cloth/Parasol/Clown Robo's Attack.
    (Feet) Dragon ShoesBuy from Stewart in Ch.2 and on, or invent with Cloth/Waterfall/Runaway Dragon.
    (Feet) Explorer's ShoesObtain from Donny as a reward after reaching Photo Lv. 5 (photo score of 400).
    (Feet) Leather ShoesChoose to start the game with them, or buy from Stewart in Ch.2 and on, or invent with Cloth/Chair/Gyumo's Yell.
    (Feet) Wing ShoesChoose to start the game with them, or buy from Stewart in Ch.2 and on, or invent with Cloth/Parasol/Windmill Feather.
    (Feet) Work ShoesChoose to start the game with them, or buy from Stewart in Ch.2 and on, or invent with Cloth/Constructor/Ladder.
    (Head) Clown HatTrade 40 Medals to Mayor Need for it.
    (Head) Explorer's HelmetObtain from Donny as a reward after reaching Photo Lv. 3 (photo score of 200).
    (Head) Fashionable CapChoose to start the game with it, or buy from Donny in Ch.5 and on.
    (Head) Hunting CapChoose to start the game with it, or buy from Donny in Ch.4 and on.
    (Head) Maintenance CapChoose to start the game with it, or buy from Donny in Ch.6 and on.
    (Head) Two-Tone BeretBuy from Donny in Ch.7 and on.

    Contributed By: MegaMario1000.

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  • Clothing - Monica

    In the game, there are a number of items you can use to customize the appearances of Max and Monica. Despite what the in-game descriptions of some of these items may claim, none of them provide any stat boosts or special effects. They are all purely cosmetic.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    (Body) Panther EnsembleTrade 65 Medals to Mayor Need for it.
    (Body) Princess DressTrade 60 Medals to Mayor Need for it.
    (Body) Pumpkin ShortsMonica starts with this in a normal playthrough. Can also be bought from Jurak Mall tailor shop in Ch.2 thru Ch.7, or bought from Mina in Ch.3 and on.
    (Body) Star LeotardBuy from Starlight Temple item shop in Ch.3 through Ch.7, or buy from Mina in Ch.8.
    (Body) Striped DressBuy from Mina in Ch.3 and on.
    (Feet) Knight BootsMonica starts with these in a normal playthrough. Can also be bought from Mina in Ch.3 and on, or invented with Belt/Shield/The Moon.
    (Feet) Metal BootsBuy from Mina in Ch.4 and on, or invent with Belt/Drum Can/Work Robot.
    (Feet) Panther BootsTrade 50 Medals to Mayor Need for them (NOT RECOMMENDED), or invent with Bone/The Moon/The Ultimate Gaspard.
    (Feet) Princess BootsTrade 40 Medals to Mayor Need for them (NOT RECOMMENDED), or invent with Flower Chandelier/Waterfall Curtain/Moon Flower Palace.
    (Feet) Spike BootsBuy from Mina in Ch.7 and on, or invent with Parasol/Pumpkin/Moon Crystal.
    (Feet) Wing BootsBuy from Mina in Ch.5 and on, or invent with Belt/Weather Vane/Windmill Feather.
    (Head) Kitty BellTrade 45 Medals to Mayor Need for it.
    (Head) Princess OrbTrade 40 Medals to Mayor Need for it.
    (Head) Striped RibbonBuy from Corinne in Ch.2 and on.
    (Head) SwallowtailBuy from Corinne in Ch.2 and on.
    (Head) Yellow RibbonMonica starts with this in a normal playthrough. Can also be bought from Corinne in Ch.2 and on.
    (Head) Zipangu CombBuy from Corinne in Ch.2 and on.

    Contributed By: MegaMario1000.

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  • Extra content after beating the main game

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Additional clothing options for Max when starting a New Game. (can choose any clothing item he had in your chapter 8 save file)Have a save file on your memory card that has finished the main game and reached chapter 8.
    Bonus Dungeon: "Zelmite Mine"When you reach chapter 8, this difficult optional dungeon can be reached from the previously blocked off cave near the lake in Palm Brinks.
    Play as Monica in Chapter 8Clear the first four floors of the Zelmite Mine, and enter the "Miner's Breakroom" area. After a short cutscene, Monica will be available once again.
    Play Spheda in the "Extras" menu on the title screenHave a save file on your memory card that has finished the main game and reached chapter 8.
    Select Monica's outfit when starting a New Game (can choose any clothing item she had in your chapter 8 save file)Have a save file on your memory card that has finished the main game and reached chapter 8.

    Contributed By: OSAJ and MegaMario1000.

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  • Recruitable NPCs

    Once you're introduced to Georama midway through Chapter 2, you will be able to recruit people from Palm Brinks to immigrate to other regions. You can have them live in the towns you build, and add them to your party as a non-playable support character. Each character has their own unique abilities, and many of them run shops as well. When not placed in a town, you can find them onboard the train. Each of these characters has a short task you must complete before they will join you. Sometimes, they will not give you the task unless you speak to them with a specific character. Some people also only appear at certain times of the day.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Adel (in Max's mansion, in the back room past the kitchen)Bring her a Hunk of Copper, a Thick Hide, and a Sturdy Cloth, then leave the room and reenter, and talk to her again.
    Aunt Polly (Inside the bakery)Take the 20 Crunchy Breads she gives you to each of the places you are instructed to take it until you are told to return them to her.
    Claire (House next door to Max's, in a room upstairs)Show her a photo of the "Lafrescia Stem" from the end of the Rainbow Butterfly Wood dungeon.
    Corinne (Inside the house with pumpkins outside)Play Hide-and-Seek with her twice. Her two hiding places are upstairs in Clair's house, and in Max's room in his house.
    Doctor Dell (Inside the building at the lake)Automatically in Chapter 3 as part of the story.
    Donny (Entrance to the Underground Channel)Bring him an Indestructible Coin and a Dark Coin. The tailor shop in Jurak Mall sells both coins until you recruit Donny.
    Fabio (At the pier at the lake)Fish in the lake at Palm Brinks and catch a Nonky that is 50 cm or larger, then show it to him.
    Ferdinand (Max's mansion, in the kitchen)Bring him a Roasted Chestnut. You can frequently find them in treasure chests in the Rainbow Butterfly Wood dungeon.
    Gerald (Inside the room just below Max's room inside Max's mansion)Show him a Bell Trigger. It doesn't matter how you obtain it.
    Gordon (In front of Max's mansion)Bring him a Holy Water. You can buy Holy Water at the church in Palm Brinks.
    Granny Rosa (Inside the hallway in Max's mansion leading to the kitchen)Type "Let's go together." when talking to her.
    JuliaJoins together with Parn.
    Mayor Need (Inside his office at city hall)Figure out the combination to his safe. The correct code is "1221".
    Milane (Inside the weapon shop, it's the bulding with purple windows next door to Cedric's Maintenance Shop)Build Up the weapon she gives you twice. It doesn't matter what you Build it Up into, as long as you do it twice.
    Mina (Inside the lobby in city hall, must talk to her with Monica)After playing Spheda for the first time, win ten games of Spheda. Games played before talking to her do NOT count, nor do replays of games already won
    Olivie (At the town square, only if no Fishing Contest or Finny Frenzy is currently going on)Talk to her after Finny Frenzy events start occuring, then in first place in a Finny Frenzy in any difficulty level.
    Parn (Inside the odd-looking house near the house with pumpkins outside it)Bring him Gold Paint. It can be bought at the tailor shop in Jurak Mall, or found for free in the bird's nest if Jurak's branch has been restored.
    Pau (At his house in Veniccio. This is the only recruit who is not found in Palm Brinks.)After reaching Chapter 5, talk to him and bring him a Carrot.
    Priest Bruno (Inside the church)Solve the puzzle required to put out all of the candles inside the church.
    Rufio (Near the lake)Show him a photo of "The Moon".
    Sheriff Blinkhorn (In front of the police station)In ~2 minutes or less, run to the boat at the pier at the lake, examine the boat when the "!" appears, then return and talk to him.
    Stewart (Inside Max's mansion, just inside the front door)He will ask for money several times. Give him some, leave the room, return, and repeat until he joins you. 2200 Gilda in total is required.

    Contributed By: Firestorm ZERO, EPNeo, and MegaMario1000.

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Secrets

  • Easy Level Up

    To level up weaker weapons faster, just change your character. First you kill the enemy with your strongest character, imediatly after the enemy dies, press L3 and change your character.
    The character you switched to will get the ABS equally divided between the short-range weapon and the long-range weapon.
    A good trick to level up Monicas weak bracelets.

    Contributed By: Nelo_Portgas.

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  • Easy money.

    There are many ways to get money cheating but this is the easier way:
    Create a Turkey (spheda club) by taking photos of:
    Special Peking Duck;
    Tree;
    Windimil Feather.
    Then, buy three rolling logs and three scraps of metal.
    To buy the items you wil only spend 90 gilda and you wil sel the turkey for 230 gilda.
    Repeat the cheat as many times as you want.

    Contributed By: misteryous a.

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