When you finish chapters 6, 12, 17, 20 and 24, you will automatically unlock optional side quest chapters if you have fulfilled certain conditions. To unlock the first of these after chapter 6, the number of total units in your army must be 15 or less including Marth at the time you complete the chapter. To recruit Navarre to your army...
In Chapter 3, send Caeda to a space adjacent to Navarres and initiate a conversation with him using the special Talk command that appears. Remember, it has to be Caeda. Approaching him with any other character won't do the trick. Be smart about how you use arenas to maximize their usefulness:
When you enter an arena you can see how much gold you need to wager to cover the bet on a fight. The bet changes based on the strength of the fighter your unit will face in battle. The lower the bet, the better the chance that you will be able to easily dispatch of your opponent, earning you money and experience. If youre worried that a proposed fight will be too tough for your unit, simply back out of the arena and reenter. Repeat this process until you come across a fight with a bet low enough for your tastes. Make sure to purchase rare weapons in Chapter 8.
In chapter 8, there are multiple armories and item vendor shops on the map. Here you can find rare and powerful weapons such as Silver Swords and Wing Spears for sale. These weapons will make encounters in the coming chapters much easier, so be sure to make a few purchases before you seize the castle gate and end chapter eight! Don't forget to talk with villagers from time to time...
You never know what you might gain from talking with the people of the land. For example, in Chapter 11, you can recruit a powerful ballistician by the name of Jake to your team, but only if you talk with his sweetheart, Anna, first. Talk with Anna by visiting the house east of the lake in the village on this map. Only once you've done this can you Talk to Jake using Caeda and recruit him to your cause.
Perform the actions below to recruit additional units: Alan (Paladin) - Chapter 16 / Visit the village to the left with Marth Astria (Hero) - Chapter 13 / Enemy, talk with Midia Banutu (Mamkute) - Chapter 7 / Visit the village with Marth Beck (Shooter) - Chapter 13 / Visit the village with Marth Chainy (Commando) - Chapter 16 / Enemy, talk with Marth Chiki (Mamkute) - Chapter 19 / Enemy, talk with Banutu Daros (Pirate) - Chapter 2 / Enemy, talk with Marth Dua (Mercenary) - / Finish Chapter 3 with 10 or less Units Ellis (Cleric) - Chapter 24 / Automatically from the start Est (Pegasus Knight) - Chapter 18 / Enemy, talk with Marth Gato (Sage) - Final Chapter / Get it at the start (Only if you didn't go to Chapter 24x) George (Sniper) - Chapter 9 / Visit the village with Marth Gordon (Archer) - Last part of tutorial / Enemy, talk with Marth (Automatically from the start if you're playing hard mode) Jake (Shooter) - Chapter 11 / Enemy, talk with Sheeda, must have visited village where Anna is (In same Chapter) Kashim (Hunter) - Chapter 2 / Enemy, talk with Sheeda Katua (Pegasus Knight) - Chapter 14 / Enemy, talk with Marth Lawrence (General) - Chapter 20 / Enemy, talk with Marth or Sheeda Linda (Mage) - Chapter 11 Visit the village with Marth Machis (Cavalier) - Chapter 4 / Enemy, talk with Rena Maria (Cleric) - Chapter 10 / Enemy, talk with Marth Marich (Mage) - Chapter 4 / Visit the northern village with Marth Minerva (Dragon Knight) - Chaper 10 / Enemy, talk with Marth, and must have recruited Maria Navarre (Myrmidon) - Chapter 3 / Enemy, talk with Sheed Norne (Archer) - / Finish Prologue IV with 4 or less characters in the party. Paola (Pegasus Knight) - Chapter 14 / Enemy, talk with Marth Quatra (Knight) - Finish Chapter 3 with 10 or less Units Ricardo (Thief) - Chapter 6 / Enemy, talk with Marth or Julian Riff (Priest) - Chapter 1 / Visit the western village with Marth Roger (Knight) - Chapter 8 / Enemy, talk with Sheeda Samson (Hero) - Chapter 16 / Visit the village to the right with Marth (Can only recruit either Samson or Alan, not both) Trim (Fighter) - / Finish Chapter 3 with 10 or less Units Unil (Mage) - / Finish Chapter 3 with 10 or less Units Wendel (Sage) - Chapter 5 / Enemy, talk with Marth or Marich
Note: This trick works best with Marth and Caeda (after promoting her to Dracoknight). Any unit should be able to pull this off as long as you're willing to devote the time. Required: 1. Any Chapter with an Arena and Venders 2. An available savepoint 3. At least one unit that can use healing staffs (two if early in the game) 4. Enough money to make at least one Arena wager. Clear the map, but don't seize the endpoint! Move your units over to the area with the Arena/Venders, then save the game. Enter the arena once or twice (depending on unit strength). Heal your unit with the healer(s) and end the turn. You get experience as well as cash at the end of each battle and your healers gain exp from healing. With the venders right there, you can buy all the staffs you need to keep it up as long as you like. You can repeat this infinitely.
In Chapter 1 (Marth Embarks), get as many bows as you can and give them to Gordin. Next, you have to kill every enemy on the map except for the boss. Put Gordin in a space where Gordin can hit the boss but the boss can't hit you. All you have to do is keep Shooting him. Every time a shot hits you will get experience. Repeat this until you have leveled up Gordin. You may need to buy more bows.
You can find good items online. The poleax and the silver lance are always available and there are a variety of other items that are available on different days. The killer lance and killer ax are available on tuesdays between 10 pm and 6 am. The brave sword is also available once a week.
First, the Triangle Attack is a move used by Palla, Catria, and Est. Put all of the sisters around the enemy, like Palla on top, Est on the left, and Catria on the right. When you enter battle, there's some dialoge and an attack thats like a critical hit. After you get the VIP card, you can get to the Secret Shops. There's one in Cp.17, north of the throne. One in Cp.21, in the middle of the southeast mountains. One in Cp.23, behind the throne. Finally, there's one in Cp.24, in the middle of the mountains. P.S. Does the shopkeeper seem familiar to you? P.P.S. Is Avatarist a good site to go to and what do I do if I find my Avatar?