xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope Pickpocketing faq v1.0 (c) Erik Peters (Neo_Zeromus_X) neo_zeromus_x (at) yahoo (dot) com xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This is a small faq for Pickpocketing for Star Ocean: The Last Hope. I made this as a quick reference for what items can stolen with the Pickpocketing skill, as well as general information on Pickpocketing. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Table of Contents xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To skip to the appropriate section of this faq, use the CTRL + F function on your web broswer or word processor, and enter the words in brackets to the right of the section. But since this faq is so short you would be just as well off CTRL + F-ing the section name or simply scrolling down to it. Version History..................................................[SO4PICK_VHIS] What is Pickpocketing?...........................................[SO4PICK_INFO] Pickpocketing List...............................................[SO4PICK_LIST] Party Members..................................................[SO4PICK_PART] Lemuris........................................................[SO4PICK_LEMU] Aeos...........................................................[SO4PICK_AEOS] Earth..........................................................[SO4PICK_ERTH] Roak...........................................................[SO4PICK_ROAK] En II..........................................................[SO4PICK_ENII] Nox Obscurus...................................................[SO4PICK_NOXO] Copyright/Contact Information....................................[SO4PICK_COPY] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Version History..................................................[SO4PICK_VHIS] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx June 20th, 2009- First completed version (1.0) submitted. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx What Is Pickpocketing?...........................................[SO4PICK_INFO] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx What is Pickpocketing?: Pickpocketing is a skill used to steal items and money from NPCs and even your own party members. You may remember it if you played Star Ocean: First Departure or Star Ocean: Second Story/Evolution. Unfortunately, unlike say Star Ocean 2, there aren't many overpowered or valuable items that can be stolen with Pickpocketing, but you can still steal some nice materials or accessories before you could normally get them. It's also a nice way to get some free materials without having to buy or harvest/mine them. How do I Pickpocket?: To obtain the Pickpocketing skill, you first have to purchase the skill book for it. Your first opportunity to buy it is in Woodley village on Lemuris. After that, use it on Edge for him to learn the skill. However, just having the skill isn't enough. You also need the Bandit's Gloves accessory (also available at Woodley) equipped on Edge to Pickpocket. Once all that is done, go up to an NPC or party member and press the B button to pickpocket from them. You can attempt to steal multiple times until you succeed, but... Are there any consequences to Pickpocketing?: Of course, you can't just steal from everyone you meet without consequence. Every time you pickpocket, successful or not, there's a chance your affinity with other party members will drop, affecting Private Actions and your chance of getting character endings. So if you care about the endings you get, it's best to not pickpocket at all. However, if you don't care about that, feel free to give in to your inner kleptomaniac. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Pickpocketing List...............................................[SO4PICK_LIST] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The real bulk of this guide, the Pickpocketing list. Here's every pickpocket- able NPC in the game, sorted by planet and area. Items I consider valuable will be marked with a *. Availability of some NPCs, if they aren't permanent, is also noted. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Party Members....................................................[SO4PICK_PART] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Party members always have the same items to pickpocket, no matter where you pickpocket them at, so I'll list them all in this section. Reimi- Blueberries Faize- Monster Jewel* Lymle- Lemon Bacchus- Defense Seeds* Meracle- Fresh Cream Myuria- Green Beryl Sarah- Bracteate* Arumat- Attack Seeds* xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Lemuris..........................................................[SO4PICK_LEMU] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Note that some NPCs become unavailable after defeating the boss of the Celestial Ship dungeon. Woodley: Lutea- Fire Gem (unavailable after clearing Celestial Ship) Lutea's Mother- Bigberries* Elmirre, Oracle Aspirant- Magic Bracelet* Village Weather Forecaster- Gambleberries Nerve-Wracked Mother- Vinegar Hyperactive Kid- Attack Card* Outdoor Loving Cat- Basil Ultimate Master's Grandchild- Frozen Cider* Storehouse Worker- Ripe Berries* Shy Boy- Hot Chocolate Accommodating Woman- 642 Fol Foolhardy Girl- Lacquer* (after completing quest, "Little Lost Girl") Sir Francis, Curious Cat- Anti-Poison Amulet* (after completing quest, "Curious Kitty") Triom: Ever-Smiling Old Woman- 53 Fol (unavailable after clearing Celestial Ship) Clever Cat- Lizardskin (unavailable after clearing Celestial Ship) Obstinate Woman- Blueberries, Empty Bottle Iron-Willed Man- Anti-Stun Amulet* Devout Man- Vile Goop Mindit, Devout Man's Cat- Tasty Mushroom Faithful Man- Sacrificial Doll* (unavailable after clearing Celestial Ship) Faithful Elder- Sacrificial Doll* (unavailable after clearing Celestial Ship) Lonely Young Girl- 10 Fol Chilly Old Crone- Hot Chocolate Big-Hearted Man- 1 Fol Shady Sorcerer- Alchemist's Water Ghimdo- 780 Fol (unavailable after clearing Celestial Ship) Lutea- Fire Gem (after clearing Celestial Ship) After returning here after exploring Cardianon, all the NPCs here will move to Woodley except the Chilly Old Crone and the Devout Man and his cat. You can move the Chilly Old Crone to Woodley by completing the quest "The Stubborn Matriarch". xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Aeos.............................................................[SO4PICK_AEOS] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Note that all the NPCs in the Exploration Base become unavailable after coming back from exploring Roak. Exploration Base: Commander Grafton- Natural Water Supreme Commander Gaghan- Monster Jewel* Kaye, Eldarian Researcher- Monster Jewel* Curious Eldarian- Bizarre Fruit* Rosa, SRF-002 Crewwoman- Fresh Sage Chad, SRF-004 Crewman- Seaweed Rose, Smiling Eldarian- 10 Fol Van- Pickled Plum Pazal, Eldarian Scientist- Seasonings David, SRF-002 Crewman- Olive Oil Lilia, Chief of Analysis- 300 Fol Bawles- 1 Fol Donald, SRF-002 Crewman- Blueberries Alton, Eldarian Base Worker- Uncooked Pasta Duncan, SRF-002 Crewman- Aquaberries Jakov, SRF-004 Crewman- Bigberries Jeter, SRF-004 Crewman- 230 Fol Ector, Eldarian Crewman- Aquaberries xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Earth............................................................[SO4PICK_ERTH] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx All of the NPCs here are also unavailable once the events here are cleared. Abandoned Town: Ingratiating Cat- Intelligence Seeds* (Klaus's House, unavailable after entering Military Facility) Klaus- Protection Seeds* (Outside Military Facility, unavailable after entering Military Facility) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Roak.............................................................[SO4PICK_ROAK] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Astralian Continent: Autanim- 105 Fol Patiently Waiting Girl- Natural Water Tatroi: Gentle Old Woman- Fresh Sage Smooth-Talking Shopkeeper- Gold* Fiercely Resolute Guard- Natto Cat-Loving Kid- Sweet Fruit* Talking Cat- Holy Water Unlucky Old Woman- Vile Goop Fruit-Crazed Old Man- Thornberries Impulsive Girl- Silk* Cheerful Girl- Snakeskin* Potentially-Slacking Guard- Resistance Potion* Suspicious Psychokinetisist- Disintegration Stone* Veteran Guard- Resurrection Elixir* Jarvis, Hot-Blooded Bouncer- Hyper Potion* Diligent Clerk- Ginseng Manly and Upright Warrior- 5 Fol, Carrot Doll (Appears after visiting the King of Astral, moves to the tavern after defeating Black Eagle. Carrot Doll needed for quest "The Stray Carrot") Relaxed Guard- Blueberries Dutiful Sailor- Coal* Historic Old Man- Barrier Spiritwater* Unsatisfied Guard- 650 Fol Canal Barge Chief- Lemon Envious Elder- Crystal Jasmine, Queen of Inventors- Seasonings Mischievious Woman- Fresh Cream* Shadowy Dollmaker- Accuracy Seeds* Tavern Bartender- Aquaberries Lazy Cat- Wool* Deeply Sleeping Old Man- Super Aphrodisiac* (available after clearing Purgatorium) Bashful Man- Gorgeous Stone* (needed for Quest, "Whodunit?", available after clearing Purgatorium) Tatroi Arena: The arena will be available to explore after clearing the quest "Where's the Receptionist?" Totally Buff Guy- Health Seeds* Mentally-Focused Warrior- Natural Water Aimless Man- Gunpowder Jack, Nonchalantly Threatening Bouncer- Blackberries Torte, Hard-Working Girl- Rich Cheese Battle-Starved Woman- Caterpillar Fungus Daniel, Self-Confident Bounder- Chatty Bunny Trainer- Bunny Feed* Lost Bunny- Magic Seeds* Bunny Lover- Nectar Excited Man- Strength Potion* Analytical Man- Alchemist's Water Boy Spectator- Empty Bottle Woman Spectator- Empty Bottle Ravenous Girl- Sushi Macho Man- Poison Cider Bunny Race Clerk- Pickled Plum Research-Obsessed Man- Super Aphrodisiac* Black Tribe Tent: The Black Tribe NPCs here appear after meeting Sarah and are unavailable after you head to the Purgatorium. Fully-Prepared Man: Repair Kit Unresponsive Old Man (Tribe Elder): Magical Clay* Hard Working Tribesman- 40 Fol Apprentice Tribesman- Bunny Feed* Friendly Tribeswoman- Sacrificial Doll Chatty Trainer's Little Brother- Super Aphrodisiac* (available after clearing the Purgatorium) Astral: Lively Girl- Giant Bird Feather* Teary-Eyed Girl- Empty Bottle Terminally Shy Knight- Alchemist's Water Sickly Mother- Silver* Jack-of-all-Trades- Alchemist's Water Kind-Eyed Old Man- 1,000 Fol Drowsy Old Woman- Resurrection Elixir* Careless Shopkeeper- Warning Brooch* Canal Barge Chief- Lemon (same as in Tatroi) Woozy Man- Peryton Droppings Drooling Girl- Lemon Knight's Wife- Sacrificial Doll Composed Knight- Tent* Anessa the Tomboy- Sacrificial Doll Lias, Astralian Royal Knight- Astralian Emblem* (unavailable after Ramrod Stiff Knight- Empty Bottle Fidgety Man- Common Egg Heavily Made-up Lady- Blueberries Madonna of the Greengrocers- Pie Crusts* High-Spirited Girl- Aquaberries Man Who Appears to Be a Guard- 1830 Fol Battle-Tested Soldier- Energy Bracelet* Knight Whose Dream Was Fulfilled- Gambleberries Brand New Guard- 5 Fol Guardsmanlike Guard- Astralian Emblem* Man Searching for the Divine- Mysterious Paint* (available after clearing the Purgatorium) Buster, Obstinate Thug- Monster Jewel* (available after clearing the Purgatorium) Astral Castle: Unconditionally Obedient Knight- Thunder Gem* Novice Knight- White Rice Serious Guard- 260 Fol Exceptionally Slow Talking Guard- Mental Potion* Guard Prone to Fantasizing- Miracle Pie* Thoughtful Guard- Holy Water King of Astral- Ruby* Faithful Servant- Learning Gloves* (Upper floor, after defeating Black Eagle) Shrewed Guard- Monster Jewel* (Upper Floor, after defeating Black Eagle) Overly-Cautious Knight- Pickled Plum (Upper floor, after defeating Black Eagle) Astral Caves: The Astral Caves are available after completing the quest "Ogre Battling" after exploring En II. I'm not entirely sure if these NPCs are lost forever, or if they relocate somewhere else after clearing the caves (I know Lewis reappears in Astral, but not sure about the others). Any confirmation is appreciated. Ralph, Slow-Motion Knight- Natto Tony, Wandering Knight- Glowstick Lewis, Knight Near Death- Sacrificial Doll Richard, Faultless Knight- Skill Manual "Chain Combos" Wystal, Knight Corporal- Raw Animal Meat Tropp: Pathologically-Petulant Woman- Fire Paint Curious Youth- Mixed Syrup Tough Talking Girl- Shadestone* Haughty Girl- Mixed Syrup Retired Explorer- Gambleberries Out-of-Work Sailor- Anti-Paralysis Amulet* Yawning Girl- Sushi* Chaz- 80 Fol Overweight Woman- Sweet Fruit Man Who's All Talk- Pickled Pepper Potion* Sharp Cat- Strength Potion* Sprightly Old Man- Bunny Feed Eleyna- Disintegration Stone* (available after coming back from the Purgatorium entrance) Ex-Cultist/Ruddle the Traveler- Peryton Droppings (available after clearing the Purgatorium) Speaker of the Old Tongue- Silent Cider (available after clearing the Purgatorium) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx En II............................................................[SO4PICK_ENII] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Control Station: Smiling Woman- Sweet Fruit Hopeful Man- Ash* Traffic-Control Woman- Manacloth* Giotto- Monster Jewel* Operator- 17,000 Fol* Orwen, Dutiful Operator- Fire Gem Impressed Symbologist- Magic Seeds* Centropolis: Insomniac Man- Compact Silence Bomb Viola, Awakened Master- Magic Capacitator* Skittish Cat- Raw Fish Girl Who Sings from the Heart- Faerie of Wisdom* Katrina, Believer in Fate- Gambleberries Psychic Girl- Citrine* Modest Woman- Holy Water Transport Controller- Resistance Potion* Jessica, Praying Woman- Demon Amulet* (unavailable after entering Nox Obscurus) Depressed Man- DANGER! DO NOT DRINK! Determined Warrior- Sacrificial Doll Unyielding Man- MP Absorption Unit* Young at Heart Researcher- Secret Memo* (needed for quest, "Where's the Recipe?") Jealous Wife- Lesser Demon's Fetish* Philosophical Man- Parchment* Fanatic Cat- Greater Demon's Fetish* Free-Spirited Woman- 1001 Fol Magical Chef- Fresh Sage (unavailable after completing quest, "Where's the Recipe?") Old Road to the Sanctuary: Barago, Keeper of Past Knowledge- Natto Wandering Dungeon: Santa, Mercentilian- 3 Fol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Nox Obscurus.....................................................[SO4PICK_NOXO] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ravine of Extinction: Extremely Prudent Woman- Support Card Trembling Girl- Magic Seeds* Self-Suggesting Warrior- Hyper Potion* Vigorous Warrior- Dragonblood Crystal* Morale-Boosting Warrior- Ripe Berries Louvre, Healing Symbol Master- Healing Paint Orwen, Dutiful Operator- Fire Gem xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Copyright/Contact Information....................................[SO4PICK_COPY] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This entire guide is Copyright 2009 Erik Peters (Neo_Zeromus_X). 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