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Suikoden IV

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REMEMBER: Save the game before attempting this. When you first go to the deserted island after your ship is wrecked, keep answering repeatedly that you want to live there. You will skip a few scenes and lose Lilin, but the pictures of the characters will turn to badly drawn black and white versions.

Getting Helmut

Ask Helmut to join you after the ship battle to retake Razril.

How to beat the Angel Hairball

Make sure you have Ted in your party. Also have two good rune users or two powerful people. Go to the Bath 3 floor of your ship. Take a bath after you do that. Go to Iluya. Go through the entrance, then look at the left. You will see the treasure box. When you open it, make sure all of your characters' health is full. The Angel Hairball will come out of the treasure box. Use all of your runes for your hero. Use the Punish Ment Orb, The Eternal Ordeal, and for the other two use the most powerful ones that you have. For Ted, use the last power of his special rune. The Angel Hairball will still be alive. Use the other runes that are still remaining. For your hero, use the Eternal Ordeal again. For the other two, use the most powerful or second to the most powerful. For Ted, use the first power of his special rune. The Angel Hairball should now be dead. You will get nice items. Go back to your ship, take a bath again, then go back to kill the second Angel Hairball. It is in the destroyed town or village not sure anymore (the first one to the right, in a treasure box again).

How to beat the giant tree

The following an easy way to defeat the final Boss in the game. Have good armor and maxed out weapons for your party. Have everyone in your party at level 65 or above, and one of the four be Ted. For Ted, have a Wizard Rune. For Hero, have a Double-Strike Rune. The other two should have a good magic user with a Water Rune for healing, and another hard hitter such as Lino En Kueldos. Focus first on the two seeds due to the fact they will heal the giant tree. After killing them, use Ted's best spell on the tree for two rounds. Then, use his spell of 600 damage every round after that. Use your Water Rune to heal from time to time and have your two fighters attack every round. The tree should die quickly.

Easy money

After recruiting Warlock, you can return to the underground passageway where you found him and fight the Boss of that area as many times as desired. The Land Dragon will be located in the same location as the first time, directly in front of Warlock's lab. Defeating the Land Dragon will result in 8000 Potch. After defeating it use your Hand Mirror to teleport back to Middleport and repeat the process as many times as desired.

Recurring Boss fights

When you revisit the Deserted Island where you were stranded for three days and inside the Obel Ruins are two particularly difficult Boss fights. The one where you fought a boss called "Boss Crab" has been replaced with a recurring boss called "Ancient Crab." He is atleast twenty times tougher than Boss Crab, with 12,000 HP and nasty stats and attacks. Once you defeat the Ancient Crab you can leave the area (not the whole island) and return. He will be there again. Also, the Ancient Crab is by far one of the only monsters that will drop a Fire Rune piece. If your Hero, or anyone has that equipped, consider racking up a few wins against this beast to get a few of them. The bad one is the Killer Golem of Obel Ruins. He also reoccurs each time you leave Obel Ruins (the grassy part after the maze). His attacks are worse than Ancient Crab and he hits harder, also having 12,000 HP. Both are just 1,000 HP short of the final Boss of the game. However, the rewards are worth it. Ancient Crab will drop a quarter million Potch and Killer Golem will drop 30,000 Potch. If you are a hardcore gamer, have one of your party with a Prosperity Rune, have someone like Gunter in your support slot to watch those numbers at least double. REMEMBER: These bosses are just optional, and for a particular side quest, Killer Golem is avoidable; just walk around him.

Rare items

Some of the best items can be found under the bargain item choice at the shops. The bargain item is offered at all equipment and armor shops. The items are random, but occasionally a rare item will appear (for example, the Thunder God's Garb, Pirate's Boots, and Master's Wristbands).

Old Book locations

Old Book Volume 1: Treasure Hunt, Map #2. Old Book Volume 2: Tops Mini-game, 10 wins Old Book Volume 3: Bartholomew's house on Nay Island, treasure chest. Old Book Volume 4: Na-Nal prison Cell, treasure chest. Old Book Volume 5: By winning the Mouse Catching, Average mice count; Slippery floor. Old Book Volume 6: Nay Island Inn, by the bookshelf, near the counter. Old Book Volume 7: Destoryed Illuya Island plaza, treasure chest. Old Book Volume 8: Middleport Underground, bookshelf where Warlock is found. Old Book Volume 9: Razril Hall of Knights, treasure chest. Old Book Volume 10: By winning the Mouse Catching, Large mice count; Slippery floor.

Window Set locations

Window Set 1: Net Fishing, Obel ocean area. Window Set 2: Obel Ruins, treasure chest. Window Set 3: Tops Mini-game, five wins. Window Set 4: Mordo Island Docks, treasure chest. Window Set 5: Treasure Hunt, Map #7. Window Set 6: Net Fishing, Razril ocean area. Window Set 7: Win Mouse catching, Extra Large mouse count; Normal floor. Window Set 8: Net Fishing, Obel ocean area. Window Set 9: Talk to liberated Razril citizens in the Back Alley in Razril.

Ship Canvas locations

Canvas 1: The Default Ship look. Canvas 2: Found in a treasure chest inside the Middleport Underground. Canvas 3: Treasure Hunting, Map 15.