Welcome to the Suikoden Tips & Tricks page. Warning! This page contains some "spoilers," so if you'd rather discover the magic of Suikoden all on your own, do not scroll down any further...
If you have some tips you would like to submit, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if it is something I have never seen before, I will credit you as a contributor.
Thanks go to Graywolf for sending me a new Teo quote,
who has a site: Siegfreid's Domain
. Thanks also to Steve Kalliavas for another new Teo
quote, and to Selby Mong for reminding me of the Recharge
Toran Castle, provided
some of the info presented here on Sansuke's Sauna and the antiques.
Wild Elk first brought the tricks
from this page to my attention.
The new info on saving Pahn (how to get Teo to do more Desperate Attacks) was submitted by
Mr.Bugs, ICQ UIN 2319196. This info can also be found at:
At any time in a normal battle, use the second controller to manipulate the camera angle. Below are pics of the Triangle Button, Square Button, no buttons, Circle Button, and X Button, respectively.
Hex Dolls or Japanese Dishes can be won from Killer Rabbits in the area
between Kwaba and Garan (near Seika, Kaku, Kouan, etc.).
Persian Lamps can be won from Robot Soldiers in Lepant's Mansion in Kouan.
Simply recruit all the 108 Stars of Destiny. All characters MUST be alive, however, and that includes Pahn and Gremio.
Be warned, however, that the "special ending" is not very special at all. I won't say much, but the only difference is the very final scene.
How to Revive Gremio
In order to revive Gremio, you simply have to recruit all the other 108 Stars of Destiny before the final [Army vs. Army] battle versus Yuber's troops and keep them alive. That means that you cannot lose characters during a major battle and you cannot lose Pahn. Read on to find out how to save Pahn.
As your troops prepare for the final battle against Yuber's Army, all the characters will gather for a meeting. Leknaat will appear, and, if the above criteria are met, she will summon the power of the Stars of Destiny to revive Gremio.
How to Save Pahn
About midway through the game, Pahn is forced to confront his former master, General Teo. Teo is very strong, and Pahn has an excellent chance of losing and being out of the game forever. There is no way to revive any dead characters except for Gremio.
Pahn will face Teo in a one-on-one battle. Basically, the best strategy to survive the battle is to merely level up Pahn as much as possible and keep Defending. A more sure and efficient method makes use of the table provided below:
|Teo's Quote||Teo's Action||Recommended Action|
|"Finish me with a single blow!"||Desperate Attack||Defend|
|"Impossible! Take that!"||Desperate Attack||Defend|
|"If you don't attack, I will!"||Desperate Attack||Defend|
|"The next one will be more painful."||Desperate Attack||Defend|
|"My sword is the Emperor's sword. No mercy, Pahn!"||Desperate Attack||Defend|
|"My killer blade..."||Desperate Attack||Defend|
|"The numbness in my hands, it's real."||Attack||Defend|
|"Is that all you've got? Now it's my turn!"||Attack||Defend|
|"All you can do is defend yourself, Pahn? No mercy!"||Attack||Defend|
|"Pretty good, Pahn."||Attack||Defend|
|"My sword's not rusty yet."||Attack||Defend|
|"Get serious, Pahn. This is how it's done."||Attack||Defend|
|"Did you see me coming?"||Attack||Defend|
|"I'm losing my cool. Better be careful."||Defend||Attack|
|"Strike me, Pahn!"||Defend||Attack|
|"You're a smart one, Pahn."||Defend||Attack|
|"Good work, Pahn. I'll have to be more careful."||Defend||Attack|
|"Come one, Pahn. See if you can kill me."||Defend||Attack|
|"I'll see that coming next time!"||Defend||Attack|
Here's something else to try: It is possible to get Teo to do more Desperate Attacks! Use this trick, and simply keep defending against Teo's attacks, and you should emerge victorious!
This has not been personally tested yet, but it has been confirmed by a reliable source.
It may be trying for some players to get started early in the game. A challenging yet rewarding way to give yourself a helping hand and a prosperous start is to venture to Sarady for a special Rune.
After your audience with the Emperor, you go home. When you are told to meet Ted, you can either leave the house immediately and earn a Fortune Rune, or bring Ted with you to receive a Prosperity Rune. Leave Gregminster, then travel west and then south a ways to find a bridge that will lead to Mt. Tigerwolf. At the other side lies Sarady.
Be forewarned that such a task is not an easy one! The journey is a very long and weary one for such a small party, so it would be wise to visit Marco in Rockland (to the east) to win some money. Then buy the best armor you can afford, as well as many Medicines as you can carry and at least one Antitoxin. Also, try and keep an extra 7000 bits in your wallet, as Sarady will be selling Water Crystals.
It would be best to level up as well. The monsters on Mt. Tigerwolf are fearsome creatures, but as long as you are at a high enough level, you should be able to escape from them. The "Let Go" option, unlike the "Run" option it replaces, has a 100% success rate.
With your newfound Fortune or Prosperity Rune, and possibly even a Water Rune, the upcoming battles should be less daunting and your journey more enjoyable.
Win Big With Marco's Game
A good way to come up with some easy cash in the game is to visit Marco (originally found in Rockland), who will challenge you to a game. It is easy enough if you bet small sums of money, but as the stakes rise so does the difficulty. Fortunately, the pattern does not.
Marco actually uses two distinct patterns! It is random which pattern is used, however. Bet a small amount (100 bits) if you are not sure which the next cup will be.
The patterns below work for some people. BE CAUTIONED, however, that your individual patterns may vary. Find the patterns out on your own by betting small amounts, then jotting them down. Remember, the pattern does NOT change as your bet increases!
Unfortunatly, once Marco is recruited, there appears to be no pattern.
M, L, M, L, R, R, L, L, M, L
M, L, R, M, R, L, R, M, M, M
Perhaps Konami found out the pattern was so well advertised, and released another version of
the game with a different pattern? It is also possible that each CD is different... However,
it appears to remain true that once you have found your own patterns, they will never change.
If this does not work for you, please let me know. Thanks to
When certain characters are low on health (so low that they must rest in a weakened posture), there are other "protector" characters that will jump in front and take any hits directed at them. This protector/portected relationship is always related to that of the characters themselves, be it for love, friendship, or other reasons.
|Tai Ho||Yam Koo|
|Yam Koo||Tai Ho|
Both characters must be in the same party for this to work (of course).
Recharge Multi-Use Items
The following items have multiple uses: Medicine, Antitoxin, Needle, and Mega Medicine. As long as you have at least one use left, you can "recharge" them. Simple deposit the item into Rock's vault and withdraw it. The item's original number of uses will be restored.
Created: April 19, 1997
Updated: October 26, 1997
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