Path of Radiance data transfer bonuses - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
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This hint will explore the bonuses you will receive by transferring data from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
Note #1 - To do this, you must enter a Gamecube memory card with a Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Epilogue save present. When starting a new game (also includes starting a new game on secondary playthrough saves) you will be given the option to transfer Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance data into your new game from the Epilogue save.
Note #2 - The North American regional version of Radiant Dawn apparently suffers from a glitch that when you choose to transfer data if you have an Easy difficulty save present (beaten or not) on Path of Radiance, your game will crash and freeze. To avoid this, either delete all Easy difficulty saves from Path of Radiance, or send off your copy of Radiant Dawn to get fixed (or don't load the Path of Radiance data. This glitch is not present in any other regional versions of the game, as far as I know.
Data transfer bonuses:
Expect most returning characters to have +5 added to their HP and +2 added to all other stats except Luck. Their weapons levels will also have improved.
You can view any Support conversations from the Path of Radiance Epilogue file that you have viewed.
Characters will have more Bond Supports, typically with characters they shared an A rank Support with in Path of Radiance.