Welcome to my Tales of Destiny FAQ and walkthrough. As of
this writing, the game has been released less than three weeks ago, so
this is obviously not a complete guide. As of right now, there are two
stuck points in which I'm not positive exactly what to do, and of
course there's as of yet undiscovered hidden stuff(I hope). If any part
of this guide is incorrect, or if there's something you want to add,
email me(Dave) at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I update this
faq(which I probably will), and I include what you said, I'll give you
This guide is divided into three parts: game basics, the
walkthrough, and then the optional stuff so far discovered.
Here are the basics of the game.
Swordians are intelligent swords from an ancient civilization
and are central to the story. Five of the characters in the game can
wield the five swordians(actually, there's a sixth, but it's only for story
line purposes as far as I know). Those five characters and their
Stan: Wields the fire swordian Dimlos.
Rutee: Wields the water swordian Atwight.
Philia: Wields the lightning swordian Clemente.
Lion: Wields the earth swordian Chaltier.
Woodrow: Wields the wind swordian Igtenos(eventually)
The point of Swordians is that they allow your characters to
use magic. For the five characters that can wield them, there are two
slots you can equip your swordian to.
The first one is your normal weapon, you must have the swordian
equipped to this slot in order to use their spells.
The other slot you can equip them to is the next-to-last. If they
are equipped to that slot, the swordians will gain experience and gain
new spells, so always have that characters' swordian equipped. This
way, even if you have another weapon equipped to the top slot, you
can still have their swordians gain new spells.
The bottom equip slot(only on the characters that have
swordians), is the equip slot for discs. Discs are basically the
equivalent of Final Fantasy 7's materia. They are equipped into your
swordian to give you one to three new spells. Discs can also increase
your abilities while their equipped. Basically, if the name of the discs
is a bunch of numbers, it will enhance your abilities. If it's not, it will
give you spells. So basically, it would be smart to give Rutee(who
wields a water swordian) a fire disc. If you gave her a water disc,
she'd just have duplicates of spells, which would be a waste. Also,
you can only have one disc equipped at a time.
This one is pretty obvious. These are the spells you get when
your swordians go up levels, and, as I said before, a character can only
use their swordian's spells if they have that swordian equipped as a
Skills are more or less techniques that every character has, they
take up TP points just like spells, but you can use them at any
time(don't have to equip swordians), and your characters learn them as
they go up levels. Also, these skills usually involve your weapons.
Since you control Stan, his skills are more than just names
accessed on a menu. You can assign four of Stan's skills to four
button combinations: B, Up+B, Down+B, and Left or Right+B.
Unlike Tales of Phantasia, this game's prequel, there are no short or
long range skills. They all can be used from any range. Also, for all
of Stan's optional skills, you need to have Dimlos equipped in order to
Tales of Destiny opens on the Flying Dragon airship. Once the
monsters storm the ship and you get control of Stan, the main
character, the first goal is to find the swordian Dimlos in the storage
area. Before you find him though, you'll have to solve the first puzzle
in the game, which is just pushing and pulling some boxes out of the
way(hold down the O button, then move forward to push and back to
Eventually, you'll find Dimlos, and get into your first fight,
which is very easy. After that, you can run into the enemies here, so
be careful. Now, the goal is to head back up to the upper deck where
you were earlier mopping the floors. If you want to, you can first raid
the ship for treasures. You can search one of the toilets for a 30% HP
healer, and there are other visible treasure boxes in the various rooms.
Also, if you find the kitchen, you can get your stats refilled by
searching the stew.
You'll escape in the Flying Dragon's escape pod and crash
land in the snow forest. You'll wake up in a cabin, and then Woodrow
will join. You must then exit north of the snow cabin into a little
forest maze(VERY little), and find Chelsea, who'll join.
Then head back to the snow cabin. Chelsea will leave, then you must
exit south from the cabin into another little snow maze. Work your
way through here until you reach the town of Janos.
As soon as you enter, Woodrow will leave. Talk to everybody
in town, then talk to the man upstairs in the inn. He should run off.
Then, once you leave the inn, you'll bump into Mary and she'll join.
Now, you must head back into the snow forest, and when Mary
splits up from your party and says something, you must go to the left
and search the dead end to find the hidden cave.
Search the sparkle to open the door. Once in the temple
section, and when you can go in many different directions, go up to
find Rutee. She'll join, then you'll have to find your first boss.
Boss: 3 Soldiers HP: 200 TP: 0 (each)
This is a pretty easy fight, just use Stan's skills to make short work of
After you take care of them, explore the dungeon(find your
first disc), then exit to the south. You'll wind up back in Janos, and
after all the talking is down, exit Janos to the north to get on the
overworld map. Make your way to Harmenz, the second town.
In this town, whatever you do, DON'T talk to the kid in front
of the treasure chest. He'll let you by in order to get the chest, but then
he'll block your way from leaving until you give him ALL your
money. As far as I know, there's no way to get your money back, and
there's nothing really good that comes out of this(except for the
treasure in chest, which I think is a life potion or something).
Anyway, what you need to do in this town is to go to Walt's
mansion at the top of the hill and talk to Walt. He'll give you 10,000
dollars, then you next have to go to the mansion in the middle of town
and talk to the guy behind the counter to spend the night. In the
morning, when you wake up, you'll have to fight eight soldiers, which
is easy than it looks. After killing them, you'll fight Lion, but you'll
be forced to lose this one.
After you lose to Lion, you'll get captured and taken back to
Seinegard Castle, in the city of Darillshade. Once you get control of
your characters, and Lion joins, you next goal is to head to Hugo's
mansion, in the upper right corner of town. After the talking, you'll be
allowed to leave town. Once on the overworld, you can head north to
the village of Armerda, but you don't have to go there. From
Armerda, head east to the forest.
Forest south of Straylize Shrine:
There's nothing difficult about this place, it's just a
straightforward dungeon with no puzzles and no boss at the end. It
will lead into the Straylize Shrine.
In here, go into the church and talk to the priest in the back
room. Then head into the main building at the north end of this area.
Walk up and talk to the skull at the top of the first room. The idea here
is to go throughout the shrine and kill the five minibosses and the
crystal they guard. Each battle is pretty easy. After all five are
destroyed, go back to the skull to proceed on.
You should get a priest to come with your party after the skull,
once this happens, go back to an earlier part of the shrine(where you
were beating up on the crystals), where the church-looking hall is. The
priest will open up a secret passage. In the area afterwards, you can
either step on all the dark switches or all the light switches to open one
of the two doors at the end, which both lead to the same place, where
Philia joins your party. Once she joins, head back to Darillshade.
There is a complex series of events that must be followed in
order to get on the boat to go to the next area. They are:
1. Talk to Hugo in his mansion.
2. Talk to King Seingard.
3. Talk to the two sailors on the docks.
4. Talk to Hugo.
5. Talk to King Seingard.
6. Talk to Hugo.
7. Then, go to the docks to board the ship.
In the middle of your journey, one of the sailors will come
running up with sweat coming out of his head. You'll then go onto the
deck of the ship and see some sea monster or something. After that,
you'll board the sea monster and get taken down beneath the ocean.
In here you will the pick axe special item which will let you
open the final door here. Behind the final door, you'll get Philia's
swordian, Clemente. Once that's done, you can leave. The ship will
continue it's journey to the town of Cherik.
The first thing to do in this town is to go to the building in the
upper-left and talk to Barukk. The next thing to do is head to
Junkland, the town at the end of this island. Along the way you may
pass the town of Kalviora.
After you reach a certain point in here, Philia will split up from
your party and say something. After that's over, I don't think that
there's anything else to do.
Now, here's where it gets confusing. You are at the game's
first major stuck point! I'm not quite sure what has to be done to get
unstuck, but there's many theories:
One of them is to search all the bookshelves in Barukk's mansion.
You will get scenes with each of your female characters by doing that.
Also, you can search the dresser in the house with the baby for a little
event. There's a fortune teller in Kalviora you can talk to for a little
event. Also in Kalviora you can rescue a little boy hidden to the right
of the Uru Uru bar, and bring him back to the weapon shop to make
that place sell weapons again, but I'm almost positive that's optional,
because some people have gotten unstuck and claimed not to have
done that. I personally have replayed the first few hours of the game
to get back to this point, and have tried ALL these things and have not
gotten unstuck. Maybe it's something odd like getting items from a
normal enemy or something(you had to do that in the first Tales
Well, you'll know you're unstuck if you talk to the weapon
shop owner in Cherik and he says a few boxes of text more than he
used to. Once that happens, go to the docks, and a sailor will have
appeared in the upper right hand corner of the docks. Talk to him,
then go back and talk to Barukk. After that, head to Kalviora.
If you are really frustrated, just keep going around this small
island, talking to all the townspeople and fighting all the enemies.
Every single person I know who has gotten here has gotten unstuck no
more than one day later. So don't give up!
* Actually, after further testing of this stuck point, I'm almost positive
that it is an item you get from an enemy. But it may be a combination
of both the enemy and talking. I'm actually more confused now then
Enter temple in the middle of town. After scene, sleep at inn to
make the scene shift to nighttime. Enter temple through the side
entrance, make your way through and talk to prisoner. After that, go
near the front door, then go right to fight guard, then proceed on to
fight minibosses at the end.
Go back to the boat here and take it to the land of Fitzgard.
Your boat will dock in the town of Noischtat. Once in there, go to one
of the mansions, and there will be a brief scene with Lion. Then go to
the Lens shop, and talk to Ellen. Then go back to the docks and talk to
her again at the left-hand boat.
You'll encounter a fleet of pirate ships. There will be four
separate scenes. For each one of them, you must traverse one or two
pirate ships looking for the priest miniboss at the end of each. After
you kill the miniboss, you will advance to the next scene. One
warning for this part of the game is that several people have
complained about the game locking up here(although it never
happened to me), so if your game locks up, it's not you don't have a
bad copy, it's just that there's a glitch in probably ALL the CDs.
Anyway, at the end of the fourth ship, there's an actual boss,
one of the game's harder ones.
Boss: Bateista HP: 4500 TP: 0
This was the only boss I actually died on in this game. That was
because I made the mistake of trying to kill his flunkies first, instead of
concentrating on him, which was a big mistake. So the basic strategy
here is to just let loose on the boss, and keep him busy(with Stan), so
that he can't pull off any major attacks. Your other members can
probably handle the flunkies themselves.
Back at Noischtat:
Once back here, there will be a very, very, long scene(one of
the game's longest). You will even go to the coliseum for a fight
against Mighty Kongman, one of the game's characters. You don't
have to beat him(I didn't), so I don't know if it's even possible to win,
or what you get if you do.
Anyway, after the long scene is over, go to docks, and take the
boat to the town of Shiden, in the kingdom of Aquaven.
First talk to the townspeople, then talk to the guy on boat, then
the guy standing at the dock. This will make a cave open up on the
beach on this island. Go down there and enter it.
This cave is pretty straightforward, except that there are some
very hard to see "stairs" leading down into the shallow water. At the
end of this place, you'll have to fight a boss.
Boss: Orgaskuin HP: 2800 TP: 0
Not too hard, this time you might want to kill the flunkies first, or go
straight for the boss. It doesn't really matter, this guy is pretty easy.
After you kill him, exit the cave and walk to Mouryu.
In town, go to the lower right hand corner to fight guards and
get Johnny to join. Then, try to enter the castle in the upper right, and
after that scene, go to the rowboat and talk to the guy. He'll take you
to the back entrance of Mouryu Castle.
This is the first tricky dungeon in Tales. You'll have to drain
the water in here, then push and pull blocks to cover some gaps so that
you can walk across. At the piano, you'll have to leave Johnny and
one other character. North from there, you must listen to the sounds
emitted when you search the door, then replicate them in that order by
stepping on the switches. The order for the switches is 1, 8, 2, 7, 3, 6,
4, 5. After that, you'll find a handle to put on one of the water
draining switches. So go find the water draining machine without the
handle, put the handle on it, then drain the water to proceed.
Boss: Bateista HP: 6000 TP: 0
Him again. This time, you must take out the flunkies first, because
they can cast the Storm spell, which can really screw up your fight.
Once you take care of him, head for the dock in this town, and take the
In the middle of the journey, you'll have to take out a sea
monster that's boarded the ship.
Boss: Kraken HP: 10,000 TP: 0(I think)
This guy is pretty easy, as long as you relentlessly attack him. The
boat will then dock at the town of Toukei.
Take the boat to a house with a machine in it. Press the switch
to open up a gate in the town's waterway. Then proceed(via boat)
through the town until you get to the mansion.
In the beginning, you can pay the guy 500 gold to go into the
next room, then pay the creature another 500 gold to get out. On top
of that, you have to pay 500 gold to get out of this room!
In this dungeon, you must also drain the water. In the room
with the pit, push the big plant down into the pit, then, in the room
where you knocked it into, push it onto the switch to open a door.
You'll come to a room with 12 doors, each one having a
picture of an animal on it. You have to walk into the doors in a certain
order, and it's pretty easy to solve with just trial and error(if you go
into the wrong door, all doors will flash green). But if you're too lazy
to do just that, here's the order:
Mouse, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram,
Monkey, Rooster, Fox, then finally the Sloth(or whatever it is). After
that it's boss time.
Boss: Teiberius HP: 10,000 TP: 0
The important thing to remember in this battle is that Stan's Firestorm
spell(remember, you need to have your swordian equipped in order to
cast spells) can do 1000 damage to this guy. With that in mind, go kill
Once he's dead, go to the dock in this town, then take the ship.
In the middle of the journey, you'll have to fight off a fleet of
ships, and you do that via a cool little mini-game.
The goal is simple: kill all the enemies, and don't get killed
yourself. Press O button to fire your normal gun, or press Triangle to
use your screen clearing bomb.
If you don't care about this mini-game and just want to get on
with the game itself, hit Triangle to use your bomb and automatically
win. This will score you zero points. If you don't use Triangle, just
try to take out as many enemies as possible to get the best score. The
better score, the better the item you get.
After this, you'll head to the snow kingdom of Dhandalia.
Kingdom of Dhandalia:
Once you arrive in town, the first order of business is to leave,
and head to the snow forest to the south-west. You'll fight an easy
miniboss, then Woodrow, the guy who joined you in the very, very
beginning of the game, will rejoin here. Then, you must head north to
the snow mountain.
The most important thing about this place is that you will
constantly take massive damage every step due to the cold unless you
have the winter coat accessory equipped to all of your characters. You
can buy this in town for 895 gold.
Once you reach the ice block, Woodrow will give you the
Sorsala Ring(a classic item from the first Tales) and tell you to use it
to melt the block of ice. You must equip it to one of your two
accessory slots, then press the Square button to shoot out a laser. This
will melt the ice block.
In the next screen, you must slide across on ice to proceed.
Then exit the dungeon and head to the town right in front of you.
This town is almost totally abandoned. Walk up to the castle to
start an event. You'll be taken to jail, then escape, and eventually fight
Boss: Daris HP: 7500 TP: 0
This is a pretty easy battle. No big deal. After he's done for, you'll
escape into the basement of the castle.
After a little exploring, you'll run into a boss.
Boss: Ice Golem HP: 6000 TP: 400
This has to be the easiest boss in the game. Just use Stan's fire
techniques to really put a hurting on this guy and finish him off
quickly, or just run up and attack with weapons, for an equally easy,
but slightly longer battle.
Once he bit the dust, push up to get right next to the block that
was behind him, then shoot your Sorsala Ring once to melt the block,
then shoot it again to nail the thing behind it(also, you can melt the
blocks in this area to find treasures underneath).
After this room, you'll find yourself in the main area of the
Castle and Clock Tower:
You must shoot the Sorsala Ring to light some unlit torches to
make a doorway appear.
When you get to the "grid" of torches, light the unlit ones to
Once you get to the room where there's a statue of a woman
and a statue of a demon with a flame on it, you must push the statue of
the demon in front of the statue of the woman so that the flame will
touch the woman's orb and open the door. This will lead you to the
First go to the left to push a switch. Later on, you must leave a
party member on another statue. It's best to leave Woodrow, because
at this point in the game, he really sucks. Once someone's on the
switch, go back to the first floor and take the elevator.
When you get to platform where when you step on it a question
mark appears above Stan's head, go to the lead above and shoot your
Sorsala Ring at it to make the platform work. Then take it and get
your character back, then enter the door at the top of the clock tower.
In the room with 3 doors, light up the torches on either side of
the left and right doors so that it won't be dark in those rooms. In the
right room, hit the lever once, and in the left room, unfreeze the chain
by shooting your Sorsala Ring at it. Once all that's done, hit the
switch in room south of there(near save spot), to open up the main
door in the room with the three doors. After that, it's time for a major
Boss: Grevem HP: 13,000 TP: 999
Try to use an enemy-clearing tactic or item(like Ifrit, if you've
managed to come across one yet) to get rid of the flunkies, then corner
Greven and let him have it. Have Philia have her swordian equipped
so that she can do damaging spells like Ray, etc. After this, you'll find
yourself on the Flying Dragon airship from the beginning of the game!
Go around and talk to the different characters, then sit back and
watch the fake ending(don't worry, you're not even half done yet)!!
After the fake ending, you'll be in Stan's house. You'll eat
breakfast, then you'll have to put the food in the sink. Go around and
talk to the townspeople, then go back to Stan's house and talk to Stan's
mom. Eventually, Philia will rejoin.
Gathering your characters:
Head south to Noischtat. Your goal now is to gather your
characters. To get Woodrow back, choose Woodrow's name at the
boat, then once to boat arrives in the snow town, go southwest through
the forest. Right after that, you'll have to go south through another
short forest, in order to reach the town of Syril, Mary's hometown.
There's a scene that takes place in Mary's house.
Then go north to Heidelburg, and go into the castle to get
Woodrow. After that, go back to the port where you got here from,
and at the boat choose option number 1(Seingard), which will take you
From Darillshade, walk south, then east to find Rutee's
hometown, Cresta. In there, you'll get Rutee to join.
Looking for Lion:
The only person left to get for your party is Lion, right? Well,
as far as I know, you can never get him to join again... But you still
have to try to find him!
The first thing to do is to go to Darillshade and talk to the king.
Then go to Hugo's mansion. You should notice a bunch of guys
walking around the main hall. When you enter one of the rooms, Stan
will say something. When that happens, go search the book in that
room. Then go and talk to one of the Oberon guys(the guys that are
walking around the main hall). You'll notice they say something
different now. Once that's done, go back and talk to the King. Then
go back to Hugo's mansion and talk to the head Oberon guy(he looks
slightly different, he's got a small beard and has a blue jewel in his
head instead of a red one). Then go back and talk to the King yet
again, then board the boat in this town to head to the factory dungeon.
If you go left in the beginning of the dungeon, you can fight an
Oberon guy(probably optional). If you go in the left of the two doors
in the beginning, then go to the lower right exit, you'll fight another
Oberon guy and get the blue key card(definitely not optional).
In this dungeon, you must take the conveyor belts to proceed.
Later on in the dungeon, you'll have enter a two number combination,
and every time you fail, you'll have to fight an easy miniboss. The
combination is 3, 4. Once you open the door with that, fight another
Oberon guy to get the red key card. At the end of this factory, you'll
find an elevator which will take you to an underground cave.
Cave beneath factory:
This is a pretty simple cave, once you reach the save spot, you
can go left to get a treasure, or to the right to fight the boss. You can't
go back in this dungeon, so don't miss out on some of the
treasures(like I did). Anyway, at the end of this dungeon you'll soon
find out why Lion will never rejoin, because he's actually one of the
bad guys! And now you'll have to take down your former party
Boss: Lion HP: 12,000 TP: 999
Even though this is a major battle(as far as the story line goes), Lion is
actually a pretty simple boss. Just corner him and constantly hack him
with your sword. He may get an attack or two in there, but it'll
probably be no big deal.
Afterwards, watch the kick-ass anime scene!
After the long series of events, go into Darillshade and talk to
the guy. Then go to the docks and take the boat back to the
underwater ruins from earlier in the game. There will be no enemies
in here, all you have to do is go to the final room. At the end, you will
get your first vehicle in the game, some sort of bizarre sea monster
type thing(it's what you saw floating in the ocean when you first went
to this dungeon all that time ago).
You can dock this at any town with a port, and get back on by
going to your special item list and selecting the second one on the
list(can only be used on docks, though).
Gathering even more characters:
Now that you have a vehicle, and now that the world is in
danger, you can collect two more(out of a possible four) characters. If
you go back Syril(in the snow kingdom Dhandalia), you can get Mary
to join(good choice). Also in Dhandalia, and right north of Syril is
Heidelburg Castle, where Chelsea can join(bad choice, unless you like
characters that start on level 2). If you go back to the town Mouryu(in
the kingdom of Aquaven, the little chain of islands with three towns,
Mouryu is the middle town), you can get Johnny to join(not as bad as
Chelsea, but no good either). And if you go to the town of Noischtat,
you can get Mighty Kongman to join(more on that in the optional
section). Mighty is a very good character, I would suggest getting
Once you're done getting your characters, go back to
Darillshade and talk to the King. Then go into the far left door in the
castle courtyard, and talk to the wacky-looking blue-haired guy there.
Once that's done with, head north of Darillshade to get to the
old forest dungeon you were in a lot earlier in the game(the one that
led to the Straylize Shrine). Go through it until you get to the Shrine,
then go into the main building at the top of town and go up the stairs to
the top floor and talk to the priest to get him to come with you. Then
take him back to the underwater ruins(accessible by your vehicle).
Cave west of Lienea:
West of the town of Lienea(Stan's hometown) on a beach in
the bay near there, is a cave only accessible by your vehicle.
Once inside, at every door you must leave one of your
swordians(and the corresponding character). If you choose to leave
Stan, your remaining characters will just go in and finish the dungeon
without you(automatically), so if you want, you can make this a very
quick dungeon. If you choose to take Stan all the way back(with the
help of the two non-swordian wielding characters you picked up) you
must fight a very easy boss at the end of this place.
Boss: Dragonknight HP: 2854 TP: 0
This guy's a cinch. After he's done, grab the treasures(most
importantly, the special item disc you'll need to take back to the
Underwater(well, not for long) ruins:
Once you've gotten the special disc from the beach cave, go
back to the priest who's now in here, and you'll power up this place
and get shot up into the world in the sky.
Once you exit your main base (previously the underwater
ruins), the only thing available for you to go to is that metal tower in
front of you, which is actually the "blue" warp tower(more on that
Blue Warp Tower:
You must find a room in here which has a map of the world in
it. If you get to the room with the save spot in it(the teleporter room),
LEAVE. Don't step in the warp, because you'll get warped around to
places you're not supposed to be yet, and getting back can be a little
Once you've found the room with the world map, the game
will automatically return you to your base(I think). After the talking in
there is done with, go back to the tower you just came from, and NOW
go to the teleporter room.
The deal here is simple: There are four different colored glass
panels surrounding the teleporter(blue, red, green, and yellow).
Whenever you walk through one of the panels, ALL of the panels will
change into the color you walked through(for example, if you walked
through the green panel, all of the panels will turn green). When you
step into the beam of light in the middle, you will get teleported to
whatever tower the color corresponds to. The tower you start in
corresponds to "blue", so if you ever want to go back here from
another tower, change the color to blue then step into the beam of
Understand? Well, if you don't, then reread the last paragraph.
Anyway, the place you're headed now is the Red Warp Tower(not a
literal translantion, I made up these names). So change all the panels
to red, then step into the beam.
Red Warp Tower:
In each floor here, there are a certain amount of little egg-like
things you must collect in order to advance to the next floor. There are
four floors like this. On the fifth floor, all you have to do is to find the
exit teleporter to leave.
Once you've left the place, head north to get to the Red
In the first area(and for the rest of this place, as well) the thing
to remember is that when you step on a platform, it won't just move
the platform you're on, it will also reverse the position of all platforms
of the same color.
Later on in the dungeon(in the part where you're walking on a
grid) you can only walk over blocks if they're full size. If not, you'll
fall through to the floor below.
One of the rooms in here is a big room with lots of switches
and platforms. It's not that hard to get to the exit here(just mess
around with the switches and platforms), but since I pushed so many
buttons and rode so many platforms, I can't remember exactly what I
did here. But it's not like it's hard to solve or anything like that, and
furthermore, to make it even easier, you don't meet any enemies in this
room. So you shouldn't have much(if any) trouble with it.
The final puzzle room in here has a movable block and no
enemies. The trick here is to go to the right side, face up against that
weird looking thing, then pull back to open the door. The only
problem is that as soon as you let go, the lever will slide back up into
place, thus closing the door. So what you must do is to push the
movable block in it's path so that the lever can't close all the way, thus
keeping the door open.
You will then witness a scene involving Rembrandt and Maria.
After the scene is over, don't immediately follow Rembrandt into the
next room, because you'll notice that your HPs and TPs are
dangerously low, so heal first, then take him on.
Boss: Rembrandt HP: 15,000 TP: 0
He's pretty easy, and furthermore, he does come into the battle with
any flunkies, so this fight won't be that difficult at all(unless you
forgot to heal after that last scene).
After Rembrandt's dead, go back to your base(via the warp
towers) and talk to the priest and choose both number one and two.
You now have an optional of going to two different places: the Yellow
Warp Tower, or the Green Warp Tower. Each one of the Warp
Towers has another dungeon following them.
Yellow Warp Tower:
There are three mice running around here(they're all in the
same general area). You must chase them down and fight all three of
them in order to get each one's key. Once you have all the keys, you
must then use them to unlock the main door and turn the power
generator on, which will open the door to exit this place. It's dark in
here, and can sometimes be tricky to find the generator, but it's not
much of bother considering the fact that there's no random encounters
in here. Once you leave this place, proceed onward to get to the
This place is very straightforward, until you reach the puzzle at
the end(the one with pushing the orbs into the different holes). The
way to solve it is this: First, go upstairs and push the orb there down
into the left hole, which will shatter it into the left spot below. Then
push the "sun" orb into the top spot. Next, push the "moon" orb into
the bottom spot. Finally, take the little orb, and push that into the ring,
then push the ring(with the orb stuck in the middle), in the right spot.
Once all that's done, shoot your Sorsala Ring at the "sun" orb. That
will let pass in the room with the big tree in it, and let you reach the
Boss: Barukk: HP: 15,000 TP: 0
A very, very, easy boss. This guy is pathetic. I really, really, hope
that this guy doesn't give you trouble. If he did, that would just be
*Remember, this is a non-linear part of the game. You must beat both
this place and the laboratory(which is located beyond the Green Warp
Tower), in order to advance. If you've beaten the laboratory, skip
straight to the Belcrant section. If not, continue on.
Green Warp Tower:
You can see all the enemies here, but it's still pretty tricky to
avoid them because of the narrow passages. Unless, of course, you
use this neat little trick: there are little black machines on these floors.
If you shoot your Sorsala Ring at them, a small explosion will occur.
Now, if any one of the bats happen to fly by and get hit by the
explosion, boom! That's it! They're dead! Unlike the Red Warp
Tower, there's no little trick here to advance from floor to floor. All
you have to do is find the exit, which is a little tricky, but not much.
Once you've exited this place, head over towards the laboratory
Go through the conveyor belt "maze", then go through the
middle of the three doors to fight a miniboss and get a Card Key.
Once you get to the computer terminal, enter the following numbers:
1, 4, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4. You're spelling out the Japanese word
Kakumei(revolution). Then go through and fight the boss.
Boss: Ellen HP: 13,000 TP: 800
Another easy, easy boss(man, these easy bosses sure are a change from
the original Tales). Once she's dead, there's a cool scene in which she
commits suicide by jumping out of the window of this place(you
remember Ellen, right? She's the girl that walked you around the town
of Noischtat, the town with the coliseum, much earlier in the game).
*Now, once you've taken care of both of the garden and laboratory
dungeon, go back to your crashed cruiser outside of the Red Warp
Tower. You'll fly it to Belcrant, the big place in the middle of this sky
There are two identical towers that each must be traversed,
then at the end you'll confront Hugo.
Boss: Hugo HP: 20,000 TP: 999
Tough, but if you are relentless and surround him, you can easily nail
him. Once thing to watch out for, though, is that he can teleport at
will, thus, making him able to get out of a corner or something.
After he dies, then the real evil behind this all(or something
like that), Miktran, appears. After Miktran wastes your party, you'll
wake up on a boat and realize that the sky world no longer has any
holes in it, making it a solid crust that is covering the planet, and
making your world dark now because there's no more sunlight.
Once you arrive in this world, the first thing to do is go to
Cresta, Rutee's hometown(you may have to talk to the King of
Darillshade first, I don't remember). In Cresta, there'll be an easy
Boss: Ogre HP: 3500 TP: 0
After he's dead, go back to Darillshade and talk to the King, then go
upstairs to the meeting room. You now have a choice of going to two
different dungeons: the Gas Cave, or the Swordian Cave. The gas
cave is located in Junkland, the swordian cave is located north of
The most important part of this dungeon is to watch out for the
gas. Whenever you step through gas, you will lose a lot of HP. So
constantly check your HP, or else you might die without knowing it.
If you search the little cracks in the walls here, the walls will
In the very beginning of the dungeon, you can either go left or
right, go to the left, and crumble the wall there. Once you've
crumbled it, walk through, then crumble the next crack which comes
immediately after. It will lead to a room almost totally filled with gas,
and in that room there are two walls to crumble. Behind one of them
is the Bahamut's Tail, the most powerful weapon in the game that I've
discovered so far(in Tales of Phantasia, it was the sceond-most
powerful weapon in the game, so there's obviously going to be a
stronger weapon in this game, I just have yet to find it). You're going
to want to get the Bahamut's Tail and other hidden things in here as
soon as possible, because you won't be allowed to enter this dungeon
Near the end of the dungeon, you must push rocks into holes in
order to walk over the holes. At the end, get the part for your ship,
Go to the Flying Dragon airship that's parked outside
Darillshade, and give the part to the guy standing there.
The posts in here must be shot with the Sorsala Ring in order to
make platforms appear. In the room with many posts and platforms,
don't step on the little skulls, or else they will warp you back to the
beginning of the room.
Near the end, you will reach a mechanical-looking room.
There are 17 "mirrors" in here, and they can be moved into one of two
positions. Also, at the bottom of the room is a switch which will shoot
a laser out, and the laser must reflect off of the switches in order to hit
the statue at the top in order to proceed.
If you look closely at the mirrors, you will notice that top red
part(the part that moves whenever you switch the mirror's position)
has a sort of slash going through the middle of it(you have to look
closely to see it). The slash is either in one of two positions: "/", or
"\". So I have made a "map" of the puzzle showing what position the
mirrors need to be in. If the switch is labeled "X", it means that it
doesn't matter what position the mirror is in, because the laser won't
hit that one. Here's the correct alignment:
X X \ \ X
/ \ \ \
/ / \ /
\ \ X X
After the puzzle, you will "power-up" your swordians. Then
go back to Darillshade and talk to the King.
The Three Lenses:
Now, you must get three lenses from three different towns:
Harmenz, Armerda, and Cresta. This can be done in any order.
Talk to Walt, the blue-haired guy in the mansion at the top of
town. He'll sell you the Lens for ALL of the gold you currently have.
But don't worry, because right when you're about to exit the mansion,
he'll feel guilty(I guess) and return the gold.
As there's only monsters in Armerda now, you actually don't
go here in order to get Armerda's Lens. Here's what you do:
First, go upstairs to the meeting room in Darillshade's Castle.
There should only be one man in here now, this is the mayor of
Armerda. Talk to him, he'll tell you about the Lens.
Next, go east of Armerda to the forest dungeon from earlier in
the game. As soon as you enter, head to the right to see an Ogre
standing by the gravestone. You'll have to fight him to get the Lens,
but it's the same old easy Ogre boss you fought in Cresta a while ago.
First, talk to the couple in the house in the top middle of town.
They'll tell you they lost the Lens. To find it, go to the small shed in
the upper left corner of town. If you search in the middle of the shed,
you'll find the Lens(you may have to search the big tree outside this
shed before you can find the Lens. I'm not sure).
Three Lenses Recovered:
After you get all the Lenses, go to the castle courtyard in
Darillshade, and give them to the guy there, then talk to the King.
There will be a very long scene.
Now, you can fly the Flying Dragon airship. When you enter,
there are three commands you can choose:
1. Fly to Dykroft(end dungeon)
2. Fly around this world manually.
This is the final dungeon in the game. It's not that long, but
there's one tricky part in here that I'm not exactly sure how I solved.
The first part of this dungeon is easy. You'll have to walk into
mirrors to teleport around, but it's nothing major.
After a bit, you'll walk into a teleporter that'll send your
characters to jail. If you have Mary in your party, she'll be teleported
to the same cell as you, besides that, all other characters are in
different cells, so you'll have to explore this small jail area and find
Now the problem is: how to get past the teleporter? This is
tricky, because it's almost impossible to tell what sets off the event.
I'm pretty sure it's not in this dungeon, because in the first Tales game
there was a puzzle identical to this one, and the item you needed to get
past the teleporter was a golden leaf that a soldier in some town gave
In this game, however, you can't tell what sets off the event
because the golden leaf item won't appear in your inventory until
directly AFTER you succesfully pass through the teleporter. If you
step on the teleporter and there's a little sparkle, you got the item, and
it will be on your special item list. I'm not exactly sure where to go,
but my best guess is Darillshade. So, once you get here, go back down
to Darillshade, talk to everyone, and try to get past it again. Maybe
it'll work. If not, go explore another town. If anyone knows what to
do here, email me at email@example.com and when I revise
this walkthrough, I'll give you credit.
A bit after this, Stan will get separated from the rest of the
party. What you must do now is run through this crystal area and find
the main crystals and put them in different positions. There are some
things to remember when going through here:
1. There are certain rooms that, upon Stan stepping on certain floor
tiles, will warp him out of the room. But outside these rooms,
there are switches which will make the rooms pitch black, but it
will turn off the tiles which warp you out.
2. If you see your reflection in a mirror here, you will have to fight an
easy clone of Stan. To avoid this, push those blocks in front of the
3. When you get to the big crystal that makes noise as you approach
it, search it to crumble it.
Now, here's the positions that the crystals must be in:
Light Blue: West
Dark Blue: Original position(pointing to the middle)
Afterwards, find the room in which you can talk to your party
members, and if the crystals are in their correct positions, you will be
rejoined with all of your party members.
For the final section of the end dungeon, search the crystals
you find. There is also a switch that turns on the power, you have to
turn that on in order to warp through the mirrors.
When you get to the room with the three mirrors, go into each
mirror, and search the crystal. Once all three have been searched,
search the crystal in the main room(the one with the three mirrors).
This will lead you to the end bosses.
The Final Battles:
The end bosses in this game aren't that hard, only the last one
will provide a challenge.
Boss One: Lion HP: 16,000 TP: 9999
Lion(is this even Lion? Or is it a clone or something) is pathetically
easy. Just keep hacking away, and he'll go down in no time.
Boss Two: Miktran HP: 25,000 TP: 999
Also easy, probably slightly more challenging than Lion because he
can teleport, making it harder for you to cancel his spells. But if you
stay on him, you'll win.
Final Boss: NEO-Miktran HP: 30,000 TP: 9999
This guy IS actually difficult, especially if he gets a spell. Because he
can cast spells really quickly, so that means that if he gets one spell
off, he's probably going to get a few more off, also. And his spells are
very powerful, new spells that you've probably never seen before. But
if you constantly attack, and make sure he doesn't get a spell off, the
only time he'll damage you is with his laser attack, which isn't that
hard to recover from. Once he goes down, just sit back and watch the
This part is dedicated to Tales of Destiny's optional stuff, but
as of right now, there hasn't been that much discovered yet. But there
You can first enter the coliseum when the floating world
appears in the sky. There will be 8 fights, then a boss fight.
Boss: Mighty Kongman HP: 2935 TP: 272
Not that hard, after you kill him you will have the option for him to
join. He's a pretty good party member, so it's a good idea to pick him
Now, if you enter the coliseum again, there's a different set of
enemies, with the eighth fight being the boss.
Boss: Wyvern HP: 20,000
This guy can be tricky, because a lot of weapons(including your
swordian) will either cure him or do nothing to him. If you have the
Bahamut's Tail or any other axe weapon, you should do fine, though.
Whenever you beat the Wyvern, you will get a prize
afterwards. Here's the list of prizes you get after each time you win:
1st Time: CompuCommand(lets you do every sword skill with fighting
game-like button combinations)
2nd Time: Channel Ring(I have no idea what this does)
3rd Time: Jewel Set(a bunch of jewels, not sure what each one does)
4th Time: Some sort of hood accessory for women(not sure of the
5th Time: Potion Set
After you win the fifth time, all other times you win will be the potion
set(I think). However, there's still more you can do with the coliseum.
If you enter it again, there will be three options. They are:
1. Do normal coliseum battle.
2. Play "Knock Down the Monster"
So now there's the game "Knock Down the Monster". Here's how
There will be a bunch of guys that will teleport into the arena.
You must run up to them and when you're right next to them, press the
O button to swing your sword and kill them. If you're not right next to
them, pressing O won't do anything. If you don't kill one in enough
time, it will disappear. There are 30 enemies. If you kill them all, you
will get an accessory which says something about "Swordian" in the
description. I have no idea what this does. If anyone does, email me!
I entered again and won, and got a poison guard accessory. I think
that's all you can get from this, but I'm not sure.
Wacky Kids' Games:
In a tradition started by racing a kid in the first Tales game,
there are now two games that you can play in different towns that
involve children and running around. The first one is in Cherik, the
second in Noischtat.
This is really fun(and addicting). There will be four kids
running after you(two very fast ones, one medium speed and one very
slow), and you just have to avoid them for as long as possible. The
game will count how many seconds you successfully avoided them
for. If you get more then 20(I think), you will get an HP+TP 30%
refiller. If you get more than 50, you'll get an HP+TP 60% refiller.
And if you get more than 100, you'll get the Ifrit summon item. Once
you've won Ifrit, you can't play this again.
Noischtat: The Race
This is EXTREMELY difficult, much harder than the race in
Tales of Phantasia. As you race throughout town(follow the arrows),
the kid will occasionally get speed-bursts(these happen on the first and
last stairways in the race). If he gets one of these, he will get ahead of
you, and you WILL lose the race. The only way to win, is to get off to
a fast start so that you can maneuver in front of him to block his speed
burst. If you win, you'll get a choice of 3 items to get:
2. Charmbottle(not sure what this does)
3. Nome summon item
Once you've gotten all three, you can't race anymore.
The Lens Master:
On a large snow island west of the snow country, there is a hut
hidden in the north forest area there. In that hut lives the Lens Master.
Now what he'll do is if you have more than 2000 or 3000
Lenses(I can't remember the exact number), he'll trade them in and
you have a choice of getting one of the following four summon items.
One thing to remember is, even if you have 9999 Lenses, he'll still
take them all and you'll still get the same crappy selection. If you
have less than the required Lenses, you may just get some crappy item,
or get nothing(I think the best thing I got from this was a strength 10%
The Crazy "Paper-Rock-Scissors" Game:
On one of the empty islands in Aquavern is this hut hidden in
the forest. You can play some wacky game(this is a real-life game, but
I don't know the name of it). Here are the controls:
Press O to make a closed first.
Press X to point your fingers.
Press Square to have an open palm.
Now, whenever you make a certain hand sign, your opponent(Philia)
will also make a hand sign. Just like in Paper-Rock_Scissors, certain
hand signs beat others. Here's what beats what:
Closed Fist beats Pointed Fingers
Pointed Fingers beats Open Palm
Open Palm beats Closed Fist
Simple, right? Well, it's slightly more complex than that. You don't
automatically win or lose if you have the winning or losing hand sign.
Now, here's where a little bit of action comes into play: if you have
the winning hand sign, quickly press and hold down the O button
whack Philia before she can block. Of you have the losing hand sign,
quicky press and hold down the X button to block before she can hit
There are three levels of difficulty in this game, and the higher
the level, the more money you can bet(as far as I know, money is the
only thing you can get out of this game). On level 1 you can only bet
9 gold, on level 2 only 99 gold, and on level 3, you can bet 999 gold.
Besides the eight sword skills that Stan will learn throughout
his quest, there are also eight bonus sword skills, at least six of which
can be gotten from gravestones. The only problem is, in order to get
the skill from the gravestone, you must solve an easy puzzle, but you
won't even be able to access the puzzle unless certain conditions are
met. Problem is, I don't know what those conditions are. My best
guess is that it's using a certain normal sword skill a certain number of
times or something like that. Well, here are the gravestone locations
and the answers to the puzzles that I've figured out so far:
Darillshade: 4, 2
Limestone Cave: 1, 4
Heidelburg Castle Dungeon: 1, 3
Swordian Cave: 4, 2
Linea: Can't remember, might be 1, 3
Garden Dungeon(In sky): Didn't get, and now can't even go back
Tales of Phantasia Quiz:
Now, you might have wondered that since there are 8 optional
sword skills, yet only 6 gravestones, where are the other two? I'm not
sure about the last one, but the other non-gravestone optional sword
skill is gotten from talking to Kres and Arche(Tales of Phantasia
characters) in the town of Armerda. They will be there as soon as the
floating world appears, maybe even sooner. But in order to get the
technique, you'll have to test your knowledge of Tales of Phantasia, in
a 50 question quiz!
Now, even if you've played the original, these questions aren't
going to be easy to answer, unless you know japanese! So here are the
answers for us non-japanese speaking gaming folk(even though I do
know a little)!
You still with me? Well, if you get all of them correct, you'll get a
new sword skill and another Channel Ring(what the hell DOES this
thing do?). If you get most of them correct, but not all, I believe all
you'll get will be just the sword skill.
In each dock in each town, there are warehouses that are totally
empty except for boxes you can push. If you push each box into the
correct position(you will hear a click if you stop pushing or pulling
over the correct spot in the floor), a treasure chest will appear that you
can get an item from. But it's a little trickier than it sounds: in some
warehouses, there are "fake" spots on the floor where you can hear a
click, but that don't play a part in solving the puzzle. You can only get
the item from each warehouse once, but you can still repeat the puzzle
to see the chest appear(big deal). The only really good thing I got out
of here was a Nome summon item.
Now, here's the section on optional stuff I don't know how to
get(or what to do with).
If you go to Mary's house in Syril, you can cook. You just go
up to the sink, and she'll tell you the next item you need. Practically
all the items can be gotten from the shop in this town, either in their
original form, or by using a Rune Bottle on them to transform them.
The only hard-to-get ingredient is the Ifrit summon item.
Of course, Mary's kitchen isn't the only place where she can
cook. If the kitchen in Darillshade's Castle, a chef will ask you for
different items, most of which are in town. Then he name the Squid,
which I have no idea how to get.
In Barukk's house in the town of Cherik, a very distraught man
will ask for something, then Mary starts blabbing about something
else, which makes me guess that this is another cooking deal.
The Blue Dragon:
At some point in the game you will get an Egg on your special
item list. If you take the egg back to Linea(I did this as soon as the
world turned dark), and give it to your sister, she'll keep it in your
house. Now, after a certain amount of time has passed, you can go
back to the egg, and a baby blue dragon will hatch out of. It can't
really do anything except to run around town. I made some sort of
food item in Mary's kitchen(with the Ifrit ingredient) with the letter B
on the end of the name, and fed it to the dragon, and he apparently was
very happy. Well, if you go back and make him another one, you
can't feed it to him, but you can feed it to your own party to put food
in the food sack. I obviously have to feed him more stuff(probably
one food with an A at the end of the name), but once I've fed him all I
can, the real question is what do I get out of it?
If you listen to the voice test in this game, you can her the
voices for a of the summoned monsters. They are: Ifrit, Undine,
Sylph, Nome, Volt, Shadow, Luna, Asga, Gremlin's Lair, and
Chameleon. These are all summoned monsters from the original
Now, I've been able to get the first four from the Lens Master,
and I've gotten Ifrit from two other places: the tag game in Cherik, and
one of the warp towers in the Sky World. That last one was wierd. I
stepped onto a teleporter to warp to another room, and when appeared
in the next room, Mary split up from the party, and an arrow pointed
towards the wall. I searched, and found Ifrit(that happened obviously
because Mary is looking for Ifrit to use in her cooking).
I have Undine in my inventory, but I have no idea where I got
her. And as I said earlier, I got Nome from a dock warehouse.
This of course leads to the question: where the hell are the
other ones? Well, I wish I knew. If you know, please email me. Also,
will they all be one use items, or possibly come on discs to use for
spells(I don't count the Demon's Lance disc as a call spell, since the
voice test groups all the caller spells together, and Demon's Lance
Green F Numbers:
I'm sure you've seen it before. You're talking to a regular
townsperson, when all of a sudden, they start uddering something in
green letters, accompanied by a number like F37 or something. These
are obviously clues to something, but WHAT!? I can't even read the
japanese, so I have even less of clue! Remember, these are supposed
to be hard to japanese speaking players, so that screws me over even
The BC Rod:
This is the one that drives me more crazy than anything else. If
you go back to the game's very first dungeon, and go to the room
where there are three pedestals(where Rutee joined). If Mary is in
your party(is she involved in like all of the bonus stuff in this game or
something!?), she will say something about 3 rods. So, there are three
pedestals, and she talk about three rods. Simple enough. Now, on two
of the pedestals I was able to put down rods: the GC Rod, and the RC
Rod(that stands for Green Crystal Rod and Red Crystal Rod). I have
no idea where I found the GC Rod, but the RC Rod was found in the
Swordian Cave. I'm almost positive that the third item is called the
BC Rod, mainly because in Tales of Phantasia there was a hard to find
rod called, well, what do you know, the BC Rod! That item was in the
original Tales' hidden town. Which means it's also probably hidden
very well in this one.
"So what does this lead to?" you might ask. My best guess is:
the bonus dungeon. These developers are famous for their bonus
dungeons(Tales of Phantasia and Star Ocean both had killer bonus
dungeons), which leads me to believe that this game has a bonus
dungeon as well, and this is the most likely place it would be.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this guide. And, if anyone has any
corrections or knows something that I don't(especially how to get the
golden leaf and the BC Rod!) please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Your contributions will be noted.