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Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope Pickpocketing faq v1.0

(c) Erik Peters (Neo_Zeromus_X)

neo_zeromus_x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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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.  


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Table of Contents

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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]


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Version History..................................................[SO4PICK_VHIS]

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June 20th, 2009- First completed version (1.0) submitted. 


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What Is Pickpocketing?...........................................[SO4PICK_INFO]

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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.


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Pickpocketing List...............................................[SO4PICK_LIST]

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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.


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Party Members....................................................[SO4PICK_PART]
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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*


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Lemuris..........................................................[SO4PICK_LEMU]
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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".


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Aeos.............................................................[SO4PICK_AEOS]
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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


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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)


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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)


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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 


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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


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Copyright/Contact Information....................................[SO4PICK_COPY]

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