Monsters are creatures that are fought throughout the Golden Sun series. They appear all across Weyard and make up a majority of the opponents fought in the series, including several bosses. They appear in large varieties and vary in strengths, weaknesses, and abilities. Monsters that are identical in appearance but different in abilities, color schemes, and occasionally size are said to be part of the same "Monster Line".
Elemental Weakness In gameplay, Monsters can be fought to gain experience and coins. Most wild monsters (those that are fought in random battles) also drop items which can vary from cheap, common items, to rare artifacts.
All monsters have their own Elemental strength and weaknesses. If a monster is felled by a Djinni of the Element that said monster is weakest to (lowest resistance), you will have a higher chance at goodies (drop chances become 4 times more likely), and get bonus EXP and coins (an increase of about 30% for both). When gauging monsters, you can use your damaging Psynergies to find out the weaknesses and strengths by looking at the punctuation. A period "." implies the monster's highest resistance, a single exclamation point "!" means that those are the moderate resistance ratings and three exclamation points "!!!" is the monster's weakness. When felling a monster with a Djinn, you will know that you used the correct element of Djinn when the monster "cries" twice and flashes. The first cry will always be the "small monster" whine, the second will be the monster's normal cry.
- Monsters apparently existed in Weyard even before the eruption of Mt. Aleph, as several of them are battled in the game's prologue and within Sol Sanctum. A simple explanation for this is that they lived in close proximity to the mountain and the large Psynergy stone at the Vale plaza.
- Most monster lines in The Lost Age contain an extra, unused variant that is a pallet-swap of its cousin variants. Also hidden within the game's code are two completely unfeatured monsters: one that resembles a Chinese lion and the other that resembles a cycloptic crustacean.
|Monster Lines in the Golden Sun series|
|Aka Manah • Amaze • Angle Worm • Ant Lion • Ape • Assassin • Avimander • Ball • Bat • Blue Dragon • Chestbeater • Chimera • Conch Shell • Colosso Gladiator • Cuttle • Demon • Dino • Dirge • Doomsayer • Dread Hound • Drone Bee • Emu • Flame Dragon • Gargoyle • Ghost • Ghost Army • Ghoul • Gnome • Golem • Gressil • Grub • Gryphon • Harpy • Hobgoblin • Hydra • Kobold • Living Armor • Living Statue • Lizard Man • Manticore • Mauler • Merman • Mini-Goblin • Minotaurus • Mole • Momonga • Mummy • Mushroom • Orc • Phoenix • Pixie • Punch Ant • Rat • Rat Soldier • Roc • Ruffian • Salamander • Scorpion • Sea Dragon • Seabird • Siren • Skeleton • Slime • Spider • Stone Soldier • Thief • Toad • Tornado Lizard • Troll • Urchin • Vermin • Wild Wolf • Will Head • Wolfkin • Wood Walker • Wyvern • Wyvern Chick • Zombie|
|Recurring single monsters|
|Jupiter Djinni • Mad Plant • Mars Djinni • Mercury Djinni • Mimic • Venus Djinni|