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Tales of Symphonia Unlockables
How to Unlock Unlockable To unlock the 'Mania' difficulty, simply beat the game once. Mania Difficulty To unlock 'Sound Test' at the title, simply beat the game once. Sound Test (Japanese Version) To unlock 'Game Record' at the title, simply beat the game once. Game Record After clearing the game once, load the clear data, then you will be able to buy stuff such as Max HP Increase, Exp*10, Exp*2 with Grade. Grade Shop
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Tales of Symphonia Unlockables
How to Unlock Unlockable To unlock the 'Mania' difficulty, simply beat the game once. 'Mania' Difficulty To unlock 'Game Record' at the title, simply beat the game once. Game Record After clearing the game once, load the clear data, then you will be able to buy stuff such as Max HP Increase, Exp*10, Exp*2 with Grade. Grade Shop
Grade ShopComplete the game once and save when the game prompts you to do so, restart the game using that same file and the game will tell you to insert Disk 1. Upon doing so, you are taken to a screen where you can purchase various options with GRADE that you may have accumualted over the course of the game.
*You will receive 1000 extra GRADE by beating the last boss.
How to Unlock Unlockable 100 Grade Increase Tension Pay 1000 GRADE Transfer over all spells/techs Pay 10 GRADE Transfer over Battle Strategy data Pay 10 GRADE Transfer over Minigame data Pay 10 GRADE Tranfer over World Map data Pay 10 GRADE Tranfer over Collecter's Encyclopedia data Pay 10 GRADE Transfer over Monster Encyclopedia data Pay 10 GRADE Transfer over Character Collection (Figurines) Pay 1000 GRADE Transfer over titles Pay 50 GRADE Transfer over cooking skills (How good the characters are at cooking various meals) Pay 50 GRADE Transfer over recipes Pay 1000 GRADE Transfer over Gald Pay 500 GRADE Carry up to 30 items Pay 20 GRADE Transfer over Memory Gems Pay 10 GRADE Transfer over Relationships (How much each character likes you) Pay 10 GRADE Transfer over play time Pay 25 GRADE Transfer over the number of times you used certain spells/techs Pay 250 GRADE Start the game with 500 more HP Pay 10 GRADE Start with 160 HP at the beginning of a battle Pay 600 GRADE Transfer over EX Gems (inventory) Pay 400 GRADE Transfer over EX Skills (equipped) Pay 50 GRADE Get more bonus EXP from combos Pay 10 GRADE EXP x 1/2 Pay 1000 GRADE EXP x 2 Pay 3000 GRADE EXP x 10 Pay 100 GRADE Receive more GRADE after battle
Unlocking the Secret TechsAside from the normal T and S type techs that are achieved through intuitive means, there are secret techs that can only be attained by completing certain tasks. The following is a list of all such techs.
How to Unlock Unlockable Use Fierce Demon Fang 200 times with earth weapon equipped. Zelos's Grave Blade Use Fierce Demon Fang 200 times with earth weapon equipped. Kratos's Grave Blade Use Indignation 50 times, then use Indignation when Genis is in Over Limit. Genis's Indignant Judgement Use Judgement and Holy Song 50 times each (learning the skill is random; keep using the required techs until she learns Holy Judgement). Colette's Holy Judgemnt Use Pow Hammer 200 times with ice weapon equipped. Colette's Ice Hammer Equip the "Eternal Swordsman" title, equip the Material Blade, and when Lloyd is in Critical status, press X, A, and B (requires 100 Tech Points). Lloyd's Falcon's Crest Use Rising Falcon 200 times with fire weapon equipped. Lloyd's Rising Phoenix Use Fierce Demon Fang 200 times with earth weapon equipped. Lloyd's Grave Blade Use Tiger Blade 200 times with lightning weapon equipped. Lloyd's Lightning Tiger Use Sonic Thrust 200 times with lightning weapon equipped. Lloyd's Lightning Thrust Use Swallow Dance 200 times with wind weapon equipped. Regal's Super Swallow Dance Use pow hammer at least 200 times. When you use it thereafter, it has a chance of becoming a toss hammer, which can poison enemies. Colette's toss hammer
Unlocking all of the secret Unison Attacks.When the Unison Gauge is full in battle, you will be able to let loose Unison Atacks that allow all four party members to let loose one tech each. If two characters within the sequence use the right teachs, a secret Unison Attack can occur after the basic Unison Attack is complete. The following is a list of all of the game's secret Unison Attacks and the necessary techs and characters that unlock them. Note that the timing or placement of the tech inputs are not important. So long as the right techs appear within the Unison Attack sequence, the secret Unison Attack will occur afterwards regardless. Also note that even though every secret Unison Attack has more than one tech combination for unlocking it, this table only lists one tech combination for each of them. Regardless of which techs you use to unlock the secret Unison Attacks, you only get one version of each secret Unison Attack anyway.
How to Unlock Unlockable Sonic Thrust (Lloyd/Zelos/Kratos) + Sonic Thrust (Lloyd/Zelos/Kratos) Cross Thrust Devastation (Presea) + Pow Hammer (Colette) Pow Devastation Light Spear (Zelos/Kratos) + Pow Hammer (Colette) Pow Spear Tiger Blade (Lloyd) + Pow Hammer (Colette) Pow Blade Mirage Seal (Sheena) + Sonic Thrust (Lloyd/Zelos/Kratos) Mirage Thrust Serpent Seal (Sheena) + Sonic Thrust (Lloyd/Zelos/Kratos) Dark Serpent Power Seal (Sheena) + Sonic Thrust (Lloyd/Zelos/Kratos) Power Thrust Photon (Raine) + Ring Whirlwind, Ring Cyclone, or Whirlwind Rush (Colette) Photon Blast Tiger Blade (Lloyd) + Lightning (Genis/Zelos/Kratos) Lightning Tiger Blade Photon (Raine) + Tempest, Omega Tempest, or Psi Tempest (Lloyd) Photon Tempest Photon (Raine) + Lightning Blade or Super Lightning Blade (Zelos/Kratos) Plasma Blade Tiger Blade (Lloyd) + Lightning Blade (Zelos/Kratos) Thunder Tiger Blade Hell Pyre (Zelos/Kratos) + Punishment, Dual Punishment, Finality Punishment, or Rising Punishment (Presea) Arch Wind Punishment (Presea) + Lightning (Genis/Zelos/Kratos) Lightning Punishment Beast (Lloyd) + Eruption (Genis/Zelos/Kratos) Fiery Beast Hammer Rain (Colette) + Sonic Sword Rain or Sonic Sword Rain Alpha (Lloyd) Stardust Rain Lightning (Genis/Zelos/Kratos) + Pow Hammer (Colette) Mjollnir Ray (Raine) + Cyclone, Explosion, Ground Dasher, Indignation, or Tidal Wave (Genis) Prism Stars
Unlocking all of Lloyd's Secret TitlesAs you progress through the game, your characters can earn titles for themselves. After earning a title, you can go to the Status screen to change a character's title, which changes their stats and even their clothes in some cases. The following list shows how to get all of Lloyd's secret titles.Note that this only shows how to get the secret titles you get through special means and side quests, not the titles you receive automatically throughout the main game.
How to Unlock Unlockable Fight 256 battles in the Hard or Mania difficulty level Berserker Have Lloyd fight a battle alone with a party consisting of at least two people Lone General Defeat Rodyle with a party whose combined level is 145 or less Gung Ho Use 10 Shurtcuts during battle Boorish General Do not run away from a single battle before defeating Yuan Brave Soul Complete a 60 hit combo Combo Expert Complete a 100 hit combo Combo Master After executing a basic three hit combo, execute a Level 1, 2, or 3 Tech afterwards Tetra Slash Complete a 30 hit combo Comboist Reach level 20 Grand Swordsman Reach level 40 Master Swordsman Reach level 100 Holy Sword Complete a 10 hit combo Combo Newbie Complete Advanced Single mode in the Colisseum with Lloyd Sword of Swords Complete Party mode in the Colisseum with Lloyd in the party Tactical Leader Correctly identify 100 men in the Uncle Game in Triet Midlife Crisis Late in the game, go to the Hot Spring. After the initial event, go back and have the females enter the spring Peeping Tom After the Flanoir doctor event, return to Altamira and speak with the woman outside the inn. Find her four children, then agree to go swimming Beach Boy (changes Lloyd's costume) After Luin is fully restored, go to the dock and speak with Aifread. Choose to buy his boat, then speak to him again Arrgh, Me Hearties (changes Lloyd's costume) Use the Wooden Sword until defeating Kilia Eternal Apprentice After Lloyd masters all 24 recipes, talk to the Wonder Chef in the Altamira Cafeteria with Lloyd as the on-screen character Gourmet King Get during sub-event "Dance Party" Nobleman
Alternate CostumesYou probably should do this anytime you pass by cities but it may not happen at that point so return later after another major event.
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete Princess Guard sidequest Lloyd-Nobleman costume Complete Altamira Child Find Sidequest Lloyd-Beach Boy Costume Agree to Aifread's Sidequest Lloyd-Pirate Costume Complete princess Guard Sidequest Genis- Easter sunday Complete Altamira Child Find Sidequest Genis-Beach Boy Costume Complete katz katz Katz Sidequest Genis-Katz katz katz costume Complete Princess Guard Sidequest Colette-fair lady costume Talk to the two girls in Meltokio castle Colette-Maid Costume Complete Altamira Child Find Sidequest Colette-Mermaid Costume Walk up to the Wind dais in Asgard Raine-maiden Costume Complete Princess Guard sidequest Presea-Little madam Costume talk to George in Altamira Presea-Klonoa costume simply walk to zelos' house Zelos-Masked costume Complete princess Guard sidequest Sheena-You look great Costume Talk to Sheena's grandfather in Volt's Temple Sheena-Successor Costume Complete Altamira child Find Sidequest Shhena-Queen of the Beach Costume If u chose Kratos over Zelos at Flanior then when you get to the part where Lloyd gets the Material Blade Kratos will join your party and have it Kratos-Judgement Complete Altamira child Find Sidequest (note: you will always get Lloyd's version of this but you only get three others by choice) Presea-First-timer at Sea Complete Altamira child Find Sidequest Regal-Swimmer Complete Altamira child Find Sidequest Raine-No, Not the sun! Complete Altamira child Find Sidequest Zelos-Pickup artist Complete Princess Guard Sidequest, talk to Raine at the dinner party Raine-Glamorous beauty Complete Princess Guard Sidequest, talk to Regal at the dinner party Regal-Dandy Talk to the wonder chef near Meltokio palace stairs Regal-God of the Kitchen Complete Princess Guard Sidequest, talk to Zelos at the dinner party Zelos-Narcissist
Unlockable titles for Kratos AurionHere are the titles that you can unlock for this character.
How to Unlock Unlockable When Kratos re-join the party in Iselia human ranch Traitor reach level 20 Magic Swordsman reach level 40 Battle God reach level 100 War God when you see the skit' Childhood Memory' Dad do three attacks followed by a special skill in battle Tetra Slash Complete advanced single mode at Coliseum using Kratos Conqueror have all the recipes and talk to the wonder chef as Kratos Gourmet Master when you get to the part where Lloyd gets the Material Blade Kratos will join your party and receive the title and the tech Judgement Judgement
Unlockable titles for Regal BryantHere are the titles for this character
How to Unlock Unlockable Win Avanced Single mode in the Coliseum as Regal King of the Coliseum Have all the recipes and talk to the wonder chef as Regal True Chef Fall 3 times in a battle Pratfall King talk to George in Altamira after you have killed Vharley Eternal Sinner When the party discover that he is the presidant of a company El Presidente reach level 100 Perfect Battler reach level 40 Battle Artist Use a party with Regal and other three guys Testosterone After watching Presea's Paw mania, complete the lightning temple and wonder around te world map for a bit and then watch the skit 'Paw'. Paw Dandy Fight against an enemy with over 8 levels in difference and win. Way of the Jungle Get during sub-event "Dance Party" and talk to Regal during the party Dandy With Regal as your onscreen character, go to Meltokio. Talk to the Wonder Chef on the left of the stairs to the castle. God of the Kitchen Pick Regal during the beach event at Altamira Swimmer Use potions more than 5 times on Regal during battle. Potion King
Unlockable Titles for Colette BrunelHere are the titles unlockable for this character.
How to Unlock Unlockable Enter a battle with Colette poisoned and win the battle without curing it Oblivious Have nobody die until the battle with Iubaris Friendship First reach level 20 Chosen reach level 40 Tiny Angel reach level 100 Angelic Maiden In the classroom,Iselia, Press A in front of the hole in the wall Klutz Talk with all the dogs in the game using Colette Dog Lover Complete advanced single mode in coliseum using Colette Super Girl You will get automatically it during the game in Meltokio Spiritua Reborn Complete the Waitress mini-game in Palmacosta Turbo Waitress Usu "Item Rover" and "Item thief" for a total of 400 times Little Pickpocket Don't use special attacks for a battle Self-control use the same level 1 special attack for a battle Single-Minded Have all the recipes and talk to the wonder chef using Colette Charismatic Chef Don't run for a battle (You must control Colette) Don't Run At the Hot Spring, if you go peep on the girls a second time. Colette will eventually call herself an ironing board. Ironing Board Get during sub-event "Dance Party" and talk to Colette during the party Fair Lady Go to the castle in Meltokio, speak with everyone in the kitchen, and talk to the two women up the stairs Maid Pick Colette during the beach event at Altamira Mermaid Automatically get it at Sybak Ill-fated Girl
Unlockable titles for Genis SageHere are the title that you can unlock for this character
How to Unlock Unlockable Change weapons five times during a battle Experimental Collect every item and speak to Koton Item Collector Learn "Meteor Storm" in Heimdall Mana Master Don't take damage ,don't attack for a battle. You must control Genis Dependent Use a magic for each element in one battle Magic Cycle after the Martel Temple talk to Raine in the school Brotherly Love have all the recipes and talk to the wonder chef using Genis Little Chef Win all the levels of red light/green light game in Grand Tethe'alla Bridge Strategist Win the advanced single mode in Coliseum using Genis Ultimate Kid collect all figurines and show them to Harley in Asgard Figurine Collector reach level 20 Sorcerer reach level 40 Warlock Don't use gels on anybody until the fight with Pronyma. Genis must participate in this battle. "I hate gels" Use the wrong elemental spell on a monster(e.g lightning on a lightning monster) for a whole fight Study, Harder! Go to the Palmacosta Academy when you reach Palmacosta for the first time Honor Roll Get during the sub-event Genis and Mithos' Adventure Friend Get during sub-event "Dance Party" and talk to Genis during the party Easter Sunday Pick Genis during the beach event at Altamira Beach Comber
Unlockable titles for Raine SageHere is how you can unlock titles for this character
How to Unlock Unlockable Die at least five times in a battle Never Say Never Beat the Advanced Single Class in the Meltokio Coliseum using Raine Gladiator Queen reach level 20 Researcher reach level 40 Professor reach level 100 Wise woman Go in battle with Raine and other three women Crimson Rose After you receive the Unicorn Horn Grand Healer Complete the Monster collection and talk to Nova Monster Collector Have all the recipes and talk to the wonder chef using Raine Passable Chef? Raine uses the same item five times in a battle Item Keeper In Triet after the Triet Ruins Sisterly Love Triet Ruins event Archeological Mania Finish a battle being the only party member alive. Survivor Get during sub-event "Dance Party" and talk to Raine during the party Glamorous Beauty Go up to the ruins in Asgard with Raine as your onscreen character Maiden Pick Raine during the beach event at Altamira No, Not the Sun!
Unlockable titles for Sheena FujibayashiHere are the titles that you can unlock for this character
How to Unlock Unlockable Escape from battle 50 times with Sheena in your party Chicken Attempt to and cancel escaping three times in one battle with Sheena in your party Indecisive reach level 40 Acrobat have the water and thunder summon spirits Summoner have the spirits of Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, Ice, and Thunder Elemental Summoner Have all the Spirits. Master Summoner Reach level 100 Ultimate Summoner win advanced Single mode in Coliseum using Sheena Rose of Battle Have all the recipes and talk to the wonder chef using Sheena Master Cook Use Unison Attacks twice in a battle.You must control Sheena Party Comboist Win a battle using only Unison Attacks. You must control Sheena Combo Conductor At the Hot Springs in Tethe'alla, after Lloyd is caught spying. WOW! Get during sub-event "Dance Party" and talk to Sheena during the party You Look Great! Pick Sheena during the beach event at Altamira Queen of the Beach With Sheena as your onscreen character, go to Mizuho. Talk to the guy in front of the Chief's house, go to the Temple of Lightning where you met Volt Successor
Unlockable titles for Presea CombatirHere are the titles that you can unlock for this character.
How to Unlock Unlockable Guard break over ten times in one battle Fragile Shield reach level 40. Axman reach level 100. Bursting Girl Make a party with Presea and three males. Lone Girl Make a party with Presea,Regal,Zelos and Sheena. Associate Complete the "Devil Arms" side quest. Empty Soul Win the advanced single mode in Coliseum using Presea. Deadly Flower Have all the recipes and talk to the wonder chef using Presea. Master Chef Battle with tMonsters of the same type for more than five times. Hunter Obtained during a skit on the world map when you need to go to the Lightning Temple. You must get this skit before going to the Lightning Temple) Paw Mania when you first go to Ozette, talk to a man named wells, then later on go to Altamira-the tombstone in the main area, and talk to him again Mature Kid Get during sub-event "Dance Party" and talk to Presea during the party Little Madam With Presea as your onscreen character, go to Altamira. Go to the Lezareno Company. Then go to the President's Office. Dream Traveler Pick Presea during the beach event at Altamira First-timer at Sea
Unlockable titles for Zelos WilderThese are the unlockable titles for Zelos Wilder
How to Unlock Unlockable Hear Zelos' voice 50 times or more in 1 battle Loudmouth Do 4 party commands in 1 battle Commander-in-Chief Equip Excalibur, Golden Helm, Hyper Guantlet or Blue Shield, Golden Armor, and Jet Boots and finish a battle with him Gilgamesh Fight a battle with 3 females and Zelos Casanova Do a combo using 3 different types of normal attacks then a level 1,level2 or level 3 Special Attack Tetra Slash Reach level 40 Gleaming Knight Reach level 100 Elegant Swordsman Finish the Advanced Single Mode as Zelos in the Coliseum Grand Champion Get during skit "Mizuho, the Mystical Village" Idiot Chosen Complete sub-event "Swimsuit Event" then choose in the dialogue "Maybe Zelos" Pickup Artist Get during sub-event "Dance Party" and talk to Zelos during the party Narcissist Master all recipes then talk to the Wonder Chef in the Altamira Cafeteria Gourmet Prince Talk to every female as Zelos as the onscreen characer with the EX-skill Personal equipped Gigolo Default Magic Swordsman Complete sub-event "The Princess has been kidnapped" Princess Guard Beat the Meltokio Coliseum on any difficulty with Zelos. Then go to Zelos' house. Masked Swordsman
Meltokio ColiseumYou'll get a title and weapon to each character who you use to beat the Coliseum advanced single mode. You get the weapons only if you've seen the scene behind the Vinheim door.
How to Unlock Unlockable Beat the advanced single mode with Lloyd Sword of Swords // Valkyrie Saber Beat the advanced single mode with Kratos Conqueror // Excalibur Beat the advanced single mode with Zelos Grand Champion // Excalibur Beat the advanced single mode with Genis Ultimate Kid // Final Player Beat the advanced single mode with Colette Super Girl // Angel's Halo Beat the advanced single mode with Sheena Rose of Battle // Divine Judgment Beat the advanced single mode with Raine Gladiator Queen // Crystal Rod Beat the advanced single mode with Presea Deadly Flower // Bahamut's Tear Beat the advanced single mode with Regal King of the Coliseum // Kaiser Greaves
Tales of Symphonia Easter Eggs
Cameos From Other 'Tales' GamesAfter clearing 'Party Advanced Level' in the arena, there will be an Exhibition match with characters from other Tales games, and they are Garr, Farah Oersted and Meredy.
Pac-ManIn the top-left corner of Flanoir, there are three statues. Look closely, and you can see that one of them is of Namco's oldest mascot, Pac-Man!
Bacura!In Toize valley mine you will find an white square as an enemy. That is Bacura the invincible block of Xevious, Namco\'s famous game( released in 1982)!!
Tales of Symphonia Secrets
Free Money and ItemsThough Zelos may be incredibly vain and idiotic, he does have a way with the ladies. Make Zelos your onscreen avatar, have his Personal EX Skill equipped, then talk to any of the female townspeople that you meet during your travels. They'll usually give you some Gald or an item.
See Corrine in his true formAfter Corrine has already died and you have defeated the Dark Dragon and walked through the doors in Mitho's Castle, go all the way back to Iselia. Once there you should see a skit involving Sheena hearing Corrine talking to her. After that go to the Temple Of Martel. Once there go to the place where you first met the angel. When you enter the area you should see a secret scene with Corrine in his true form.
Tech glitchTech glitch allows you to have T-type and S-type techs at the same time.
This is how it works: (for example)1. Put Lloyd to the first place of your party and set Genis' Eruption to Lloyd's C-stick shortcut.
2. Switch Lloyd out of your party.
3. Have Genis forgot his Eruption and switch him to S-type. Then battle until he learns Flame Lance.
4. Switch Genis back to T-type.
5. Save the game! (Do not save or look at the tech list after this)
6. Now put Lloyd back to the first place of your party.
7. Go to battle and use that Eruption shortcut with Lloyd. Genis must relearn Explosion during this battle, if not, Eruption shortcut from C-stick is gone.
8. And if you didn't succeed, repeat from the step 5. If you succeed you have now both Genis' Explosion and Flame Lance.
Maxwell, the Summon Spirit of BirthGo to Exire. Go behind elder's house (it looks same as the other houses but it's above few steps). Walk forward a narrow path until you arrive to a grave-looking stone. Equip Ruby, Aquamarine, Opal and Garnet to your first four characters and then examine the stone.Maxwell:
HP: 60 000 TP: 800
EXP: 10 800 Gald: 8250
Techs: Dreaded Wave, Raging Mist, Gravity Well, Meteor StormThis is a king of all Summon Spirits and you must have a Derris Emblem to battle him. When he uses Meteor Storm, use guard tech three times to guard it. You can evade other techs like normally. Maxwell isn't very hard, so this battle shouldn't be a problem. Recommended level for this is 60-65.
Kratos' training sessionsYou can activate scenes where Kratos trains Lloyd. You can activate those by doing these things:1. When you arrive to Palmacosta, talk to a soldier on the right side of Dorr's building.
2. When you've defeated the Windmaster and you get Raine back to your party, go to an inn where you have to pay 400 Gald per night.
3. After you escape from Asgard ranch and you go to Luin, go to that part of the town where was the inn. Talk to a man who stands outside a broken house.
4. In Hima, before you're going to the Tower of Salvation, talk to Kratos two times.You have to activate first to do second, second to do third and third to do the last.
Infinite All-dividesYou can get so many All-divides you can carry. Here's the description how to get them:1. Go to fight Fake. You can find fakes from three different places. Triet Ruins: When you enter there, go left and then north. There's a treasure chest and it's Fake. Meltokio Sewers: Very near the end. You can't miss it. Latheon Gorge: When you enter the cave, there's a tresure chest very near the entrance.
2. Make sure Colette is in your party and has elemental weapon or gem.
3. Use Item Thief/Rover to stole an All-divide.
4. Make sure you don't kill the Fake. If you do, that Fake is gone and doesn't come back.
5. Escape from the battle.
6. Enter it again and repeat this.This way you can get so many All-divides as you want or you can carry. You can steal an All-divide from Fake as many times as you want. Just make sure Colette has elemental weapon/gem equipped and Fake doesn't die.
The cursed book of NiflheimAfter you've obtained the sacred stone key item in Mithos's castle, go to Sybak, and examine the weird red book with an exsphere in one of the bookshelves at the library, then go to Heimdall and talk to the man near the windmill, after that, go back to Sybak and check the red book again, you will then enter the cursed book of niflheim, the most difficult dungeon in the game.
Infinite ElixersElixers is the godly medicine because it restores 100% HP and TP for a character. There is a way to obtain a max amount of these. Every time you beat Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced class in the Meltokio Colloseum, you will get one Elixer. Repeat Beginners class to save time over and over until you have max Elixer.
Tales of Symphonia Glitches
Red Light, Green Light GlitchWhen playing Red Light, Green Light in Tethe'alla, press Start when the Sea-Katz begin to turn around. You'll be asked if you want to quit. Select no, and when you go back to the game, Genis will be standing still regardless of whether or not he was in the middle of a move. This is a cheap, easy way to ensure that you never get caught by the Sea-Katz when he turns around.
Infinite Combo GlitchAny fighter characters who have magic abilities can do this. I'll use Kratos as an example:
1. Set any of Kratos' tech to a magic skill. I recommend forward B
2. Make sure he can link magic after his last hit
3. In battle, find an enemy you won't do much damage on
4. Have Kratos do as many swings as he can, holding the forward button
5. Right after his 3rd or 6th hit, still holding forward, press B
6. IMMEDIATELY cancel the spell (X) and IMMEDIATELY press A again
7. Don't let go of forward. It helps a lot if you're holding forward and doing thisIt'll take a few tries to get this. You have to be super fast in your fingers or it won't connect.There is an easy way, however. Change your controls so that R is spell cancel/defend. In battle, before anything, hold the R button. Attack 3 or 6 times, cast the spell. The spell will immediately cancel, so start slashing again.
Katz Village Glitch/Free InnOnce you have the Rheairds and can use them anytime,go to the Katz Village.If you talk to the Katz who asks you if you want to sleep say "Yes".He says it's only 50 Gald a night,but if you look at you Gald afterword,you didn't spend any money.This is really good if you want to be fully healed with no cost.
Eternal Sword GlitchYou can wield the Eternal Sword but still have another sword equipped on Lloyd. Step-by-step
1.Have Lloyd cast Falcons Crest (secret tech) by pressing and holding block (default X), attack (default A), and then tech (default B).
2.While casting a enemy must kill you the easiest way to do this is die and have Sheena cast Purgatory Seal on you so you have no HP then use Falcon's Crest.
3.When you are revived after dying during Falcon's Crest you should be wielding the Eternal Sword.
God ModeAlright, I found a glitch in ToS, to make yourself completely invincible. To do it, follow the instructions below:
Go into a battle with low HP, and are able to use a unison attack IMMEDIATELY
Now, just as you get hit and loose your remaining HP, quickly unleash your unison attack. Your timing must be perfect.
Now, the character who unleashed the U. Attack will continue the attack with 0 HP, and when the unison attack ends, your character will continue to fight, with 0 HP. You will still take damage from monsters, they just cannot kill you. I dunno if they fixed this for the PS2 version, but thanks to it, I was able to destroy Shadow (The summon spirit) single handedly with Lloyd (To bad Kratos is gone at that time). Also, if you have a healer on your team, MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT HEAL!!! The healer will bring back your HP, and you'll have to do it all over again. Make sure you have characters alive who are not in your attack team, because after the battle, your fighting team will die. If your against a boss you think is invincible, think again!
Long Distance Hurricane/LightningThis glitch works for Kratos, Zelos, and LloydHave the character use Demon Fang from far away. Before the Demon Fang hits, link it to any of these moves:
Hurricane Thrust, Lightning Thrust, Lightning Blade, Super Lightning BladeThe moment Demon Fang hits the target, the lightning and/or hurricane will hit the target. Even if you have completely missed that tech.
Getting two Gaia CleaversYou can easily get two of the most powerful weapon for Presea, the Gaia Cleaver. When you are able to get it (after level 80 or when Presea has learned all of her techs in the tree you chose) go to Ozette again and speak to the man next to Presea's dad's grave. He'll give you the Gaia Cleaver. Now, without living that screen, equip it on Presea from the new items menu (not always works from the equip menu) and talk to the man again. He'll give you another Gaia Cleaver
Free KendamaIf you begin the Devil's Arm Quest, After a few Devil's Arm's, go to Altimira and sleep at the inn. Say yes that you want to go out at night. Head to the Casino Area. Go on the bridge and you will see a young man. He says he will sell you a kendama for 1,000 Gald. Say yes and then check your Gald. You actually spent 0 Gald!
Easy Gigolo titleTo easily get the Gigolo title for Zelos, return to Meltokio after receiving the Spider Figurine, Chipped Dager, and Mirror Shard, but before picking up the Derris Emblem. Make Zelos your on screen character and go to his house, then talk to the butler to get the title. You would otherwise have to have Zelos hit on every female NPC in the game to get this title, but this way you don't have to flirt at all.
Tales of Symphonia
Easily defeat Volt without taking damageEquip Sheena with the Card of Lightning (found in the Meltokio Sewers or bought in Mizuho), the Thunder Cape (found in the Toize Valley Mine), and a Paralysis Charm (dropped by Iapyx or bought in Asgard). This will make her immune to lightning, which is the only type of damage Volt deals. The downside to this is that Sheena will also deal lightning damage, which heals Volt. Either use any color quartz item (except purple) or have Sheena use S. Seal: Water on herself to change her attack attribute to something else. Now you can just walk up to Volt and smack him around while he futilely attempts to zap you. These remedies are temporary and will wear off, though, so watch the numbers showing the damage you do. When they turn green, Volt is getting healed and you need to change your attack attribute again. To keep your other characters safe and out of harm's way, set their third strategy option to Hold Position.
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- Release Date: Sep 22, 2004 (JP)
- Release Date: Jul 13, 2004 (US)
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