Getting Started


Beginning of Guide:

ayla.gif Pressing A on pendulum screen = "1" count

Heckran Skip: early Gato (see main route)
Factory: run from 3-Slime, get Save-Anywhere. Skip alarm by saving 14+ times
(run to near/touching the big red lines; need to reach left, out of hall)
Magus Castle: "Marle on Flea & Decedent, Robo on Groupie & Juggler"
Tyrano Lair: "Lucca"
Mt. Woe: Lucca on all 4 Rubbles

Giga Gaia (All Endings)


a Powerglove= - do this on a Skyway (not in the caves)

AE: Plant the Seed (close ALL texts manually!)

(Ironball) + c Slash γ€€
(Zap) + a β†’ Drillkick γ€€
(Zap) + c β†’ Spincut + m β†’ Ice γ€€

Pyramid FADE

  • Swallow (right chest)
c Swallow + l DE weap. γ€€



πŸ•ŠοΈ Mutant X3 (menu trick)
πŸ•ŠοΈ Mutant X2 (menu trick)

c ❌ + a ❌ γ€€
  • Rageband

Mt Woe

a Atk + l miss + c Atk γ€€
c (Atk) - if did not crit
a Atk γ€€
a Atk + c (Atk) γ€€

πŸ•ŠοΈ Gargoyle X2 (menu trick)
πŸ•ŠοΈ Bantam Imp X2 (menu trick)
AE: No Swap

c auto miss γ€€
c auto crit γ€€

πŸ•ŠοΈ Gargoyle X4 (menu trick)

  • Lapis

πŸ•ŠοΈ Maneater X4 (menu trick)

a Atk γ€€
a Atk + c (Atk) γ€€

πŸ•ŠοΈ Gargoyle X3 (menu trick)

  • Timehat
(Plasma… Flare) γ€€
a Falcon> (HANDS) γ€€
c Falcon> (HANDS) γ€€
c Crit + l Flamekick γ€€
c Falcon γ€€
c Crit + l Flamekick γ€€
c Falcon γ€€
a Falcon> (HANDS) γ€€
c Falcon 5X - Lucca Ether C if NEED to kill Hands
(Plasma… Flare) γ€€
a Falcon> (HANDS) γ€€
c Falcon> (HANDS) γ€€
c Crit + l Flamekick γ€€
c Falcon 3X γ€€
a Falcon> (HANDS) γ€€
c Falcon 5X - Lucca Ether C if need to kill Hands

Sunken Desert

Sunken Desert


πŸ”„ Aylaγ€€Marleγ€€

use Shelter

  • Lapis

πŸ•ŠοΈ Hexapods (no menu) Magus β†’ Ice2

(Absorb) + m Ice> (legs) γ€€
c Falcon> X 5 (legs dead) γ€€
m Ice< (head) γ€€
c Spincut> + a Rockthrow> γ€€
c Spincut> + a Rockthrow> γ€€
c Spincut> + a Rockthrow> γ€€
c Spincut> + a Rockthrow> γ€€
c Spincut> + a Catattack (CORE) γ€€
  • ALL chests (not MuscleRing), Midethers from Fiona

BUY Sightcap (can sell Midether)

  • Castle Elixir, Tabansuit
  • Greendream (Talk to Fiona, go 1000AD)

Golem Twins



πŸ”„ (A.)γ€€Luccaγ€€

use Shelter

c Falcon γ€€
c Falcon + l Midtonic Crono γ€€
a Falcon + l Fire γ€€

Ocean Palace


get Save-Anywhere after cutscene
πŸ•ŠοΈ Switch brothers (no menu)

  • Aeonsuit, Kaiserarm

πŸ•ŠοΈ Stair Tower upper (no menu)
dodge fights

Save/Reload "8"
πŸ•ŠοΈ Pre-Elevator Mage (no menu)

c Falcon< (Thrasher) γ€€
c Crit< (Barghest) γ€€
l Atk + c Crit γ€€
(Atk Ayla) + c Falcon (Mages) γ€€
(Atk Crono) + c Falcon γ€€
c Falcon> - safer to target vert-center (left guy)
c Falcon> + l β†’ Hypnowave γ€€

Scouter Skips X2

  • Elixir

Backup: Double-Bright load

(Ironball… Ironball) γ€€
c Falcon + l Hypnowave γ€€
a Falcon + l Hypnowave γ€€
a Falcon + l Fire2 γ€€
Try to do this: γ€€
a Falcon + l Hypnowave - if Ironballs come out, go to recovery
a Falcon (fast) γ€€
(Ironball) γ€€
(Ironball) + l Lapis + a Falcon γ€€
RECOVERY: If Ironballs come out early: γ€€
a Falcon + (Ironballs) + l Hypnowave γ€€
c Lapis γ€€
a Falcon + l Fire2 γ€€
a Falcon γ€€

Save before cutscene
Menu-glitch during xfer to OP Lavos:
EQUIP Frog Greendream, SAVE, REMOVE Greendream from Frog, EXIT menu

Black Bird



πŸ”„ Luccaγ€€Aylaγ€€Roboγ€€

Go to Commons

Black Bird


Backup: "11" count? (85-A6)

a Catatk (FAST)< γ€€
a ❌ + a ❌ γ€€
l Airgun + l Magicscarf γ€€
a Rageband γ€€
r Bandana + r Kaiserarm γ€€
Battle Speed β†’ 1 γ€€
(Lock) + a ❌ γ€€
(Atk Lucca) + a Crit γ€€
(Attack A) + a (Counter) + a Rockthrow - Dalton counters w/ Ironball
(Attack L) + a Rockthrow + l Firetackle vvv - Dalton counters w/ Ironball


l Tabansuit + Sightcap γ€€
f Mesomail + r Rubyvest γ€€
SELL all gear - can sell Elixir for Fulltonics

recruit Magus (no swap: Start+B)
use Shelter, BS β†’ 2

Giant's Claw

End of Time


πŸ”„ Roboγ€€Marleγ€€Magusγ€€

  • Time Egg

use Heal bucket

Giant's Claw


600AD ⇩⇨
πŸ•ŠοΈ Lizardactyls (fast menu)

  • Bluerock, ZodiacCape

take exit ladder

  • Sightcap (not triggering Gigasaur is tricky, but possible)
  • Clone (lose & pay 60,000)

[1 sec load] Lavos Beckons, SWAP Frog to P3;
Ending #3: Developers (talk to 8 NPC's)
[Mash load] SWAP Frog to P2, crash Epoch;
Ending #2: Reunion (talk Gaspar, then PC's)

Death Peak

Death Peak


2300AD ⇩⇨
visit Belthasar

(learn Icetackle)

πŸ”„ (R.)γ€€(M.)γ€€Luccaγ€€

s Bluerock + r Amulet γ€€
m Sightcap + ZodiacCape + Greendream γ€€

Organize items, heal Robo to max (465)
Save, Mash load

l Firetackle + m Lapis γ€€
l Firetackle X 3 - can also Icetackle
  • GigaArm, BraveSword, Starscythe (for helm de-equips)

use Shelter

πŸ”„ (M.)γ€€(L.)γ€€

  • Wall Ring

πŸ•ŠοΈ 2nd Spawn (menu trick)

l Firetackle + m Lapis γ€€
l Firetackle X 3 - can also Icetackle

(learn Megabomb)
Lucca Speedbelt off

(learn Ice2 @ 3rd, Darkbomb @ 7th)

πŸ”„ Aylaγ€€Frogγ€€Roboγ€€

The Hug
use Heal bucket; clear 1999 text if you haven't yet

Black Omen

Black Omen


πŸ”„ (A.)γ€€Magusγ€€Luccaγ€€

(learn Flare, Tailspin, Firewhirl)

m Sightcap off γ€€
s Sightcap + s DE vest γ€€
l Speedbelt + l DE vest (keep Sightcap) γ€€
r Wallring + a Amulet γ€€

Healbeam if needed

(Chaos) + s Darkbomb + a Firewhirl dc
a Firewhirl γ€€

πŸ”„ (A.)γ€€Cronoγ€€(L.)γ€€

l Sightcap off + c Sightcap γ€€

πŸ•ŠοΈ Incognito (menu trick)
πŸ•ŠοΈ Goons (menu trick)
πŸ•ŠοΈ Synchrite (menu trick)

avoid 1st & 2nd Eyeballs
πŸ•ŠοΈ Eyeballs
πŸ•ŠοΈ Metal Mutes (menu trick)

Elevator 1

a Falcon γ€€
a Falcon + l Fire2 γ€€
a Falcon + l Flare γ€€

Floor traps

  • VigilHat, NovaArmor, HasteHelm, Elixir, 2 Megalixir (Nu room)
SELL weapons + Magus armors γ€€
BUY 4+ Hyperethers γ€€

get Save-Anywhere

πŸ”„ (A.)γ€€Frogγ€€(L.)γ€€

πŸ•ŠοΈ Tubster (Frog Attack!!! then run)
πŸ•ŠοΈ Cybots (menu trick)
GRIND: 4 Ruminators with Ayla, 17 with Marle ~recover MP w/ Shelters

πŸ”„ (A.)γ€€Cronoγ€€(L.)γ€€

Eyeball Room


πŸ•ŠοΈ Goon & Flyclops (menu trick)

  • Megalixir

πŸ•ŠοΈ Tubster & Flyclops (menu trick)

  • Speedtab behind Martello (run around CCW)
  • Speedtab (Tubster overlook)
  • Speedtab, Elixir, Megalixir (Aliens room)

Giga Mutant FADE
Use Shelter

Elevator 2

a Falcon + l Flare γ€€
a Falcon γ€€
a Falcon + l Fire2 γ€€
a Falcon + l Flare γ€€

Goon Skip

c Lightning2 + l Flare γ€€

(learn Luminaire+Life2; or just learn from Ruminator grind)

  • Speedtab

MAKE 3 SAVES (this will be NG+ file: 4 speedtabs for Marle)

πŸ”„ Luccaγ€€roboγ€€Magusγ€€

s Sightcap γ€€
r NovaArmor (no helm!) γ€€
l Amulet γ€€
Shelter γ€€
s 1 Speedtab + l 3 Speedtabs γ€€

Omen Gauntlet


Reload "10" count

(Erupt) γ€€
(Absorb) + s Omegaflare γ€€
(Chaos) γ€€
r Omegaflare.. Omegaflare γ€€

Use Megalixir, BS β†’ 4

(Fires) + s Omegaflare γ€€
(Darkbomb) + r Firetackle (fast) γ€€
(Darkbomb) + s Lapis γ€€
(Needle) + r Omegaflare γ€€

Healbeam X 2

l Flare + s Ice2 γ€€
-or- γ€€
a Firewhirl γ€€
l Bandana γ€€
r Speedbelt γ€€
s Bluerock + s DE helm γ€€
f Greendream + helm + vest, ~200hp γ€€
Shelter γ€€
Battle Speed β†’ 4 γ€€

get Save-Anywhere from Panels!
Load: "8" count

(Halation) γ€€
s Omegaflare γ€€
(Absorb R.) γ€€
r Omegaflare γ€€
(Halation) γ€€
(Halation) + s Omegaflare γ€€


πŸ”„ (L.)γ€€Frogγ€€Roboγ€€

l Flametoss γ€€
(Release Energy) γ€€
f Elixir Glitch γ€€
(Laser Lucca) γ€€
(Skygate Robo) + f Atk γ€€
(Skygate Frog) γ€€
f Elixir Glitch γ€€


Lavos Shell


SWAP Frog-><-Crono

πŸ”„ Cronoγ€€

πŸ”„ Luccaγ€€Cronoγ€€Aylaγ€€

πŸ”„ (L.)γ€€Roboγ€€Magusγ€€

Heal Lucca

(Atk) + l Omegaflare a7/a9 > c9
(Atk) Attack + s Lightning2 + l Omegaflare c9>00
s Megalixir 00>24
(Geyser) + r Atk + l Omegaflare γ€€
(Spell) + r Firetackle γ€€
l Omegaflare 24>62
s Megalixir γ€€
(Def Down) + l Omegaflare X 3 γ€€
("2") + r Attack? γ€€
l Omegaflare 62>ba
s Megalixir γ€€
(Def Down) + l Omegaflare X 2 γ€€
l Tabansuit + l Amulet γ€€
r Wallring + s Sightcap γ€€
l Omegaflare X 2 ba>0c
(Robo survives Needle) γ€€
r Midether Lucca + l Omegaflare γ€€

Lavos Arms & Core

Elixir Glitch


πŸ”„ Cronoγ€€Frogγ€€Aylaγ€€

f Greendream γ€€

Be sure Frog is not in critical health (Midtonic)
Battle Speed β†’ 4 (+)

Backup: MASH load

πŸ”„ Cronoγ€€Frog(Mash load)γ€€Ayla(Mash load)γ€€

(Lasers) + f Stands up γ€€
f open Item menu (FAST), point to Elixir γ€€
A-X-Up-X (FAST) A-X-Left-X is the same
(Zap/Buzz Ayla or Crono) + f Midether self ASAP - Few possible openers. Frog going first is great, if you can pull it off
c Point to Elixir OR empty item - any other item is bad
(kills rest of party) + f Stands up γ€€
f MASH (you'll "use" the Elixir) - if you were pointing to blank item, just do same inputs as previous fight (A not B)
Option 1:γ€€B-X-Up-X (FAST) - B-X-Left-X is the same
Option 2:γ€€B-Up-A (FAST) + f Slurpcut< - (take your time with Slurpcut target)

TIME is on input that confirms target (1st frame that the hand icon disappears)

Ending #1: Beyond Time (alt: leave and crash Epoch for balloons)

Back In Time

LOAD 1.1 sec
return to EoT from inside Lavos, SWAP to Crono-Robo-Lucca/Marle (order doesn't matter)
fly Epoch to Bangor Dome, take Proto pillar to R-Series

take Bangor pillar, fly Epoch to Medina, pop in and SWAP Crono-Ayla-Frog, SAVE,

take 1999 bucket — enter headless shell & immediately menu glitch: saves 2 sec every time
Ending #5: Goodnight (Zeal theme; Reset when "Zzz" appears on The End)

[Mash] fly to Magus Castle, SAVE, go in Magus Castle; Frog P2
Ending #9: The Oath (Robo noises; text is all auto; The End grows fully white)

[Bright] fly to Denadoro, EQUIP Bravesword, Midether Crono, SAVE, Tata fights
Ending #6: The Legendary Hero (Robo's theme; The End happens)

[Mash] fly to Frog's house, (skip save), get Hilt; Frog P2
Ending #7: The Unknown Past (Epoch theme; The End, Robo runs off screen)

[Mash] fly Dactyls to Reptite Lair, Ayla P2 and Lucca P3, fight Nizbel
Ending #8: People of the Times (EoT theme; pendant disappears)

[1-Sec] fly to Tyrano Lair, run from Kino's jailors
Ending #10: Dino Age (wake up Crono; 1 manual text; The End falls on Azala)

[Mash] fly to 2nd skyway (scenic), go see Schala in central hall, exit & SAVE; Frog P2
Ending #12: A Slide Show? (Zeal theme; mash text, The End falls)

[1-Sec] get owned by Golem, fly Dactyls back to 1999 bucket
Ending #11: What the Prophet Seeks (Magus' theme; The End appears, fades)

New Game +

use your Fated Hour savefile
Crono Lv36, Marle Lv35
NEED: 4 speedtabs, ~3 megalixir, 2 elixir, 4 hyperether, 1 fullether, 1 midether

New Game+


Battle Mode β†’ Wait
Battle Speed = 5 (no change!)
Battle Cursor β†’ Check

Candy Skip
(Lightning2 all enemies)
Yakra Skip
Reverse Bird Skip: use Shelter, Mash load

(You have S/A for all of Lavos)




Backup: Mash load (12 frames)

Backup: "8" count

Backup: Double-Bright load

Ending #4: Successor of Guardia (gate w/o music, run to Fair exit; The End fades)

(Aug 17, 2015) AE Route - Google Doc

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