Getting Started


Beginning of Guide:

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


Truce Canyon


Delete saves -or- Mash load (hold Up + mash A, 4 frames)
TIME begins from pressing A on pendulum screen

Battle Speed → 1  
Battle Cursor → Check  
c Atk> - X-right-X
c Atk> - X-right-X
c ❌ - hold X
  • Powerglove

Guardia Forest

c Atk> - X-right-X (target mid)
l Atk* + c ❌ - L wait til C's ATB near*; hold X
l ❌ - just hold X til done
c (❌)  
c Crit> + l Atk> - both target left
c ❌ - hold X
  • Powertab


c ❌ - hold ❌
l Firewhirl>  
l Flametoss -
  • Steelsaber + Powertab
f Crit<< - low left
c Firewhirl  
f ❌ -
  • Heal (right chest)
c Steelsaber + c Powerglove  
l DE vest + l DE helm + l Bandana  
c 2x Powertabs  
  • Midether

Dragon Tank

Truce Canyon


Guardia Forest




Backup: Double-Bright (0.4-0.7)

c MASH - Cyclone
  • 2 Midtonics
(Heal) c Crit> + l Atk> - target Head
(Heal) c Crit>  
(Grind) l Crit>  
(Fires) c Atk>  
(Missiles) c *Cyclone + l *Flametoss - wait in Lucca's menu until DTank Fire completes, THEN close/open to unleash Crono's Cyclone
c ❌  

R Series

Guardia Castle

  • Shelter immediately after D.Tank!

Skip Soldiers' text by pushing Right on stairs

Lab 16

  • Berserker, Lodebow, Lodesword

Arris Dome


Guardian FADE

c Lodesword  
m Lodebow + m Berserker  

Infocenter FADE

Proto Dome

  • Johnny Midtonic if you don't have 2
m auto  
c Atk + l MASH - wait a moment for Lucca's turn
m auto + c → Cyclone - set to cyclone



Use Shelter outside

c Atk + r Atk + l → Midtonic - wait for Robo; set Midtonic

🕊️ Slime X 3 (no menu)

Curebeam C & L if they took damage
  • Plasmagun
c Cyclone (front)> - double-tap FAST
(3x Tackles)  
l Midtonic weakest + c Cyclone (back)<< - during Midtonic
c Cyclone (back)<<  
(3x Punches) - light dmg
c Cyclone (front)> + l Flametoss - set Flametoss!


End of Time


🔄 (M.) (L.) 

Cake Dash

Heck Cave

m auto + c Slash  
l MASH - (if Marle didn't crit)
  • Ether

🕊️ Jinn Bottle (menu trick) Crono → Slash
🕊️ Tempurite (menu trick) Crono → Slash
Bat Skip (clip Down)

🔄 Robo Lucca 


End of Time

Go Go to " Tru_ C_ yo_
6_ A_ Y

🔄 Lucca Robo 

(Bird Skip)
visit Captain
text-cancel Chef

  • Powertab, Jerky



  • Miragehand
m Ribbon^ + c Berserker^  
r Powerglove^ + r Miragehand  

Mash load (0.0-0.2 sec)

c 195 - (Fast Mash: no Load Screen)
l L/R (no menu) + c auto - begin LR when guy dies
(Hammer) - RUN before Crono atk
c 193/386 - (Slow Mash)
l Atk + L/R MENU TRICK -
  • Midether
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  • Speedtab
organize items  
c Powertab + Speedtab  
c auto  
(atk Lucca) l FIRE< + r Crit< - Fire and Crit quickly on left
c auto… crit  
(atk Crono) l FIRE< - Fire on left

☠ NOTE: Do not be in menu during non-animation time (i.e. where ATB would advance). Input all moves strictly during animations. ☠

c auto.. auto + l Fire + r Rocketpunch  
c crit.. crit + l Fire + r WAIT - (Robo does nothing here)
c auto + r Rocketpunch  
c auto + l Fire + (Atk Crono*) * check Robo's ATB is extremely close
c auto + r Rocketpunch  
c auto + l Fire* * if Robo ATB wasn't close, let ATB slip while in Lucca's menu (Masa will teleport)
(Atk Lucca)  
c auto.. crit + r Rocketpunch + l Fire  
c auto.. auto + l Firepunch  



Sell bottom 2 (armors)  
c DE helm + c DE vest + c Defender - from Lucca's weapon
Sell all equipment (incl. weapons)  
BUY 21 Midtonics, 11 Revives, 11 Shelters  
r DE helm + r DE vest - from Lucca's acc.
Sell bottom 2 (armors)  

🔄 Marle Lucca 

  • Hero Medal
  • Magicscarf
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🕊️ Roly (menu trick) Crono → Slash
Melchior FADE

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Mystic Mtn

c Slash - close texts when Reptite kisses right-edge of screen
m Antipode< - target center
c MASH  
c !Slash  
l Flametoss  

🕊️ Runners (menu trick)

🔄 (L.) Robo 

Soup Contest

🔄 (A.) (L.) 

Forest Maze



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Reptite Lair

(Atk Crono (34)) + c Slash + a → Item  
a Crit + c Atk - wait for Crono, input quick

🕊️ Megasaur (fast menu: must be solid to get Ayla crits)

c Magicscarf  
a Berserker + a DE vest  
a auto  
c Lightning + l Fire - if you fail this, go to backup
a auto  
a crit + c Slash  
l MASH + a crit  
(Zap) + c Lightning  
a crit + l Fire  
a crit + c Slash  
a crit + l Fire + c Slash  
a auto + c MASH  

Flea & Slash

Mystic Mtn

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🕊️ Runners (menu trick) Crono → Light

  • Berserker

Melchior Basement FADE

🔄 Lucca Marle 

(Bird Skip)

Magic Cave

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🔄 (F.) Robo 

🕊️ Rats (Crono or Robo gets hit 19) Crono → Lightning

Flea Hall

  • Midether (if you need to backup load, you can run the halls first then go outside and save)
ezgif-4-9c609b3250.gif Backup: "10" count (1.5-2.4)
(Red Rain on Frog) - low-left guy must make first move
c Rocketroll + f → Slurp - safer to have cursor on Lightning beforehand
c Powerscarf^^  
f Berserker + f Ruby Vest + f DE helm  
ezgif-4-9c609b3250.gif Backup: "14" count (3.0-3.6)
f (188/376) + c → Slash - set Slash so you can mash
(atk Crono) - move cursor to Robo's Attack
f auto until music loops 2nd time - (about 1 minute / 14 attacks)
f crit + r Atk + c Slash - mash A when Frog crits
f crit + c ❌ - hold X after inputting Slash

Slash Hall

  • Midether
f auto + c Slash>>> - Slash low-left
f auto  
c !Slash - before Frog's turn. (will always hit both)

(no heals)

f auto + c Slash  
(Attack) + r Rocketpunch  
f auto + c Slash  
f auto + c Slash  
(Attack) + r Rocketpunch  
c ❌ + r ❌  
f auto + c Slash  
c ❌ + r ❌ … - hold X til the end
f auto + c Midtonic(self) FAST  
(attack) + c Midtonic(Frog)> FAST  
f auto… auto…  
f crit + c ❌ + r ❌ - hold X until Robo attacks twice
c ❌ + r ❌  
(wait for Spincut) + c Midtonic self  
(wait for Slash) + f (wait) + r ❌ + c ❌ - hold X until Yes Indeed
c ❌ + r ❌  
(Counter on Frog)  
f auto + c → Slash - set to slash now or next fight


Ozzie Hall

c Slasher + c Magicscarf^  
f Heromedal=  
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🕊️ Hench (no menu) Crono → Slash
🕊️ battle (menu trick)
🕊️ battle (menu trick)
🕊️ battle (menu trick: must be solid to get Marle crit)


🔄 (F.) Marle 

c ❌  
f Atk> + c Slash» + m CRIT - Frog waits with cursor on right Outlaw
c MASH - must run quick from 4th hall battle for Marle crit

🔄 (F.) Lucca 

🕊️ Outlaw (no menu) Frog → XStrike

c MASH Slash… + f ❌  
If Frog on XStrike:  
l MASH Fire + c Slash> - Crono hit low-left
f Xstrike + l Fire - target left
If Frog NOT on Xstrike:  
l MASH Fire + c Slash» - Crono hits low-right
l Fire + f Xstrike - target left
  • Speedbelt

119 on last Ozzie switch

🔄 (F.) Robo 

Use Shelter if took any damage after Slash


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c ❌ + f ❌  
(Geyser) + c Rocketroll + f ❌  
c Rocketroll + f ❌  
(Geyser) + r Midtonic F< + c Light + f ❌  
(Atk Frog) + c Slash  
c !Slash + f Crit + r Midether C>  
c MASH  
f Crit + c Slash - wait for Crono (Robo MT if early)
c Slash + f Crit  
r Atk + c Slash - wait for Frog's ATB near
f ❌  
c MASH … + f ❌ - barely before Robo's turn
c !Slash  
(Spell) + f Crit + c Slash + r Atk  
c MASH … + f ❌  
r Atk + f Crit + c Slash  
r Atk + c Lightning + f ❌  


Dactyl Nest


Laruba FADE

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🕊️ Ape (no menu) Frog → Item
🕊️ Avian (no menu) - watch for dudes to face left

  • Mesomail

🔄 (A.) Marle 

Tyrano Lair

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c Pscarf^ + a Pglove^^^ + m Mscarf^  
a Mesomail + m DE vest + f Bronzemail - de-equip from Ayla acc.
r Hidevest^ + r Bronzehelm + m DE helm - de-equip from Frog weap.
c Rubyvest + l Speedbelt  

🕊️ Reptite X2 (no menu) Crono → Cyclone
🕊️ Reptite X2 (no menu) Crono → Cyclone
🕊️ Reptite X3 (no menu) Crono → Cyclone

c MASH + a Atk NO ZERK

Nizbel II FADE

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c MASH + a auto (378/189) (Zerk:390/195)  
c MASH + a Atk> - if Ayla doesn't have zerk, she MUST target a Volcano
  • Fullether

Terrasaur Skip

a auto + c Slash  
a auto + m Icesword + (attack Crono 2x)  
a auto + c Slash + (attack Marle 2x)  
a auto + m Icesword  
a auto + c Midtonic (Marle)< + (Chomp M)  
a auto + m Icesword  
a auto  
(Atk Crono) + m ICESWORD + (Break)  
a auto… auto + c Midtonic self  
a auto  
a crit… crit + m Icesword  
a auto… auto + m Icesword  
a auto + c Midether self - or Fullether
a auto + c Icesword! - important that Icesword is by Crono!
a auto…. + c MASH Icesword! - this is the ONLY unbuffered move
a auto + c Revive (mash)  
(Chomp C) + c → Slash + m Revive (mash)  
a auto… auto - just mix in extra Slashes and/or extra Icesword if de-railed
a crit… crit… crit + m Icesword  
a crit… crit + m Icesword  
a auto + c ❌ - can hold X after inputting Icesword
a auto + m Icesword  
a auto… auto + m Icesword  

Giga Gaia (100%)


a Powerglove= - do this on a Skyway (not in the caves)
(Ironball) + c Slash  
(Zap) + a → Drillkick  
(Zap) + c → Spincut + m → Ice  

Pyramid FADE

  • Swallow (right chest)
c Swallow + Mesomail + l DE weap. + a Rubyvest  



🕊️ Mutant X3 (menu trick)
🕊️ Mutant X2 (menu trick)

c ❌ + a ❌  
  • Rageband

Mt Woe

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

🕊️ Gargoyle X2 (menu trick)
🕊️ Bantam Imp X2 (menu trick)

🔄 (L.) Robo 

c auto miss  
c auto crit  

🔄 Ayla Lucca 

🕊️ Gargoyle X4 (menu trick)

  • Lapis

🕊️ Maneater X4 (menu trick)

a Atk  
a Atk + c (Atk)  

🕊️ Gargoyle X3 (menu trick)

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

Golem Twins



Plant the Seed (close ALL texts manually!)
Heal at Floor Sigil

c Falcon  
c Falcon  
c Falcon(1060) + l Fire - if <1060, hesitate the Fire

Ocean Palace


get Save-Anywhere after cutscene
🕊️ Switch brothers (no menu)

  • Aeonsuit, Kaiserarm

🕊️ Stair Tower upper (no menu)
dodge fights

Reload "8" count (1.5-2.1)
🕊️ Pre-Elevator Mage (no menu)

c Falcon< (Thrasher)  
c Crit< (Barghest)  
l Atk + c Crit + a → Rockthrow - because she'll learn a tech
(Atk Ayla) + c Falcon (Mages)  
(Atk Crono) + c Falcon  
c Falcon> - safer to target vert-center (left guy)
c Falcon> + l → Hypnowave  

Scouter Skips X2

  • Elixir

Backup: Double-Bright load (0.4-0.7)

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

Black Bird



🔄 Lucca Ayla Robo 

Go to Commons

Black Bird

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a Catatk< (menu FAST) - kill Byte before missile
a ❌ + a ❌  
l Airgun + l Magicscarf(vv)  
a Rageband(vv)  
r Bandana + r Kaiserarm  
Battle Speed → 1  
(Lock) + a ❌  
(Atk Lucca) + a Crit  
(wait) + l → set Flamekick-vvv  
(Attack A) + a (Counter) + a Rockthrow - Dalton counters w/ Ironball
(Attack L) + a Rockthrow + l Firetackle^ - Dalton counters w/ Ironball


Sell Elixir, Sell all equipment except Kaiserarm - need 34,000+ G now
(can Buy some Fulltonics)  

🔄 (L.) Magus (R.) 

Son of Sun

Hero's Grave


600AD cafe talk, 1000AD cafe talk
⇨⇧ Tabansuit, ⇩⇦ Tools
600AD give tools, Carpenter FADE

s Fire2-vv - Down-A-Down-Down-A

Carpenter talk

🔄 (L.) Frog (R.) 

  • Masamune2, Time Egg (EoT)

Sun Palace



🔄 Ayla Lucca Magus 

f DE vest -
l Tabansuit + a Rubyvest  

Bright Load

(Shuffle) + s Atk< + a Atk< + l Atk<  
(Laser L) + s Midtonic L<?> + a Atk< + l Atk<  
(Shuffle) + s Lapis + a Atk> + l Atk>  
(Laser L) + s Atk> + a Atk> + l Atk>  
(begins dying) + s → Lightning2  

65MBC ⇩⇦ set stone
1000AD check stone, ⇧⇨ talk Mayor ⇦⇩
2300AD check stone

Giant's Claw

Giant's Claw


600AD ⇨⇧
🕊️ Lizardactyls (fast menu)

  • Bluerock

🔄 Robo (L.) (S.) 

r KaiserArm + l Wondershot  
s Sunshades  
a DE vest + r Rubyvest  
s Atk + l *Atk + r (Atk) - *check Timer-second on flash/bang
Wondershot Timer
60 +4 / +0
300 +3
600 +1
1200 -2
1900 -4
l Atk - 1-shot w/ Wondershot Timer manip
s ❌(miss) + r ❌(miss) + l ❌(miss)  
s Atk  
s Atk  
  • Midether

Rust Tyrano FADE

Geno Dome

Geno Dome


⇨⇧ Run up conveyor & hit switch ⇩⇦

s Ice2 - (Lightning2 also fine)
  • Doll, Speedtab (1st & 3rd switch)
  • Hyperether, Fullether
  • Doll, Vigilhat (Lead your robot)
l SpeedBelt  
r Midtonics + l Midtonics  
Midethers on All  
s Speedtab  

Load "8" count

s MASH - Ice2 or Lightning2
1. Laserguard fight is ending: Tap Left against floor thing, then hold Dash  
2. Run and stand in green slime, hold Up against wall  
3. hold Up+Left  
4. swap characters to gain control  

🔄 (R.) Magus Lucca 

(Laser L)  
(Heals… Heals) + s Darkbomb + l Hypno  
(Chaos R) + r → -used to set Uzzipunch here
s Darkbomb + l Midtonic Robo - Lucca MASH if you set her to item
s !Darkbomb + l Firetackle  

Sunken Desert

Sunken Desert

  • Lapis

🕊️ Hexapods (no menu) Magus → Ice2

s Bandana  
r Sunshades + r CrisisArm  
s MASH Ice2  
(Absorb) + r *Uzzi> + l Atk< (Head) - Check Lucca's Damage
(Blind) + l Atk< (Head) + s Atk> + r Uzzi> - Legs dead
If Lucca opened with 1000 damage:  
l Atk (Core) + r Uzzi - fight over
If did not open with 1000 damage:  
r Uzzi< (Head) + (Kill Magus) - also if Robo couldn't buffer *Uzzi at start
l Atk (Core) + r Uzzi  
  • Elixir
  • Greendream (Talk to Fiona, go 1000AD)

Yakra 13

Guardia Castle


🔄 Ayla Marle* Magus 

Talk to Chancellor (can menu/save after this dialogue)

s Greendream  
s Tonic + a Midtonic  

Reload "10" count (1.5-2.1)
SWAP TRICK (talk to the guys AND mash Y)

🔄 Frog Robo (S.) 

s ❌ (Naga) 168  
f ❌ (Snake) 332/664  

🔄 (F.) Marle (S.) 

Prism Shard

🔄 Ayla (M.) (S.) 

s MASH Ice2 (1636,1638)  

Ayla needs 120-248hp

s Elixir Glitch  
  • Prism HELMS (choice is immediate)

Death Peak



🔄 Robo Lucca (S.) 

Eat the Lunch
Lose the Game (only a 1/8 chance of "R")

  • Clone - close the Got Clone text!! (else Clone is still in the room)

Death Peak


visit Keeper's Dome

(Needle all)  
l Firetackle> (Head)  
r Firetackle> (Head)  
  • Starscythe
(Needle all)  
l Firetackle> (Head)  
r Firetackle> (Head)  
(Needle all)  
l Firetackle> (Head)  
r Firetackle> (Head)  

If didn't learn Flare, fight more eggs!!

🔄 (R.) Ayla Frog 

Crono Hug
Heal at Bucket

Ozzie's Fort

Ozzie's Fort


Talk to Ozzie

🔄 (R.) Lucca Magus 

Fadeout Fort (Blackout Basement)

  • Fullether
(Yes Indeed)  
s Omegaflare  
r Firetackle-vv + s → Ice2  
  • Dashring

Fade Ozzie twice (check trap), leave

r Amulet  
l Prismhelm + s Prismhelm  

Black Omen

Black Omen

s Darkbomb  
r Omegaflare v  

🔄 Crono (L.) Ayla 

a Prismhelm + a Dashring  
l Sunshades + c Prismspecs  
c Rainbow + c Vigilhelm  

🕊️ Incognito (menu trick)
🕊️ Goons (menu trick)
🕊️ Synchrite (menu trick) Ayla → Falcon

avoid 1st & 2nd Eyeballs
🕊️ Eyeballs
🕊️ Metal Mutes (menu trick)

Elevator 1

(The Drop… The Drop)  
a Falcon + l Fire2 - wait for Lucca's turn

Floor traps

  • Novahelm, Hastehelm, Megalixir (Nu room)

🕊️ Tubster (no menu)
🕊️ Cybots (menu trick)

Eyeball Room


🕊️ Goon & Flyclops (menu trick)

  • Megalixir

🕊️ Tubster & Flyclops (menu trick)

  • Speedtab
  • Speedtab (Aliens room)

Giga Mutant FADE
Use Shelter

Elevator 2

(The Drop… The Drop)  
a Falcon + l Fire2 - wait for Lucca's turn

Goon Skip

🔄 Lucca Robo Magus 

c Bandana + l Prismspecs  
s Greendream  
r Bluerock + r NovaArmor + r Hastehelm  
l Speedtab X2  

Omen Gauntlet


Reload "10" count (1.5-2.1)

(Absorb) + s Omegaflare  
r Omegaflare  

Use Megalixir, BS → 4

(Destruction zone) + s Midtonic L. + l → pt. Hyperether  
l Firetackle> (Head)  
(Darkbomb Lucca) + s → X-B-Down… - so CursorMem stays Item
s Omegaflare + (Counteratk)  
(Darkbomb Lucca)  
r Omegaflare + (Counteratk)  
s Hyperether (L.)> + l Flare^^  
s Sunshades  
f Greendream + f Rubyvest + f helm  
Battle Speed → 2, Save  

Reload "8" count (0.9-1.3)

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

MENU GLITCH (once screen goes fully black, hold Y):

🔄 (L.) Frog Robo 

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


Lavos Shell


🔄 (L.) Robo Magus 

🔄 Crono Ayla Lucca 

🔄 Magus Robo (L.) 

(Atk) + s Omegaflare  
(Attack) + s Lightning2  
r Omegaflare  
(Geyser) + r Atk  
r Omegaflare  
l Atk + s (Darkbomb)  
s Omegaflare  
(DefDown) + r Omegaflare  
r Omegaflare  
r Omegaflare  
(Plasma… Flare)  
s Omegaflare  
r Omegaflare  
l Atk + s (Darkbomb)  
s MASH - darkbomb
(Rains… Chaos) + r Omegaflare  
(Needle Magus) + r Omegaflare  

Lavos Arms & Core

Elixir Glitch


🔄 Crono Frog(100%) Ayla(100%) 

f Greendream  

Be sure Frog is not in critical health (Midtonic)
Battle Speed → 4 (+)

Backup: MASH load

🔄 Crono Frog(Mash load) Ayla(Mash load) 

(Lasers) + f Stands up  
f open Item menu (FAST), point to Elixir  
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  
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: B-X-Up-X (FAST) - B-X-Left-X is the same
Option 2: 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)

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