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Tolbi Spring from the first Golden Sun.

The Lucky Medal Fountain is a minigame found in Tolbi in Golden Sun and in Lemuria in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is the only place to find a wide variety of equipment, and the Eclipse Summon can be found in the Lemurian Spring.

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[edit] Tolbi and Lemuria Springs

Chronologically, the first Lucky Medal Fountain built was in Lemuria. Babi and Lunpa discovered Lemuria over a hundred years ago and visited the civilization. During this time, Babi began playing the game and loved it so much that, when he returned to Tolbi with his Lemurian draught, he built a replica of the Lemuria Spring which appeared in the first Golden Sun. The water in Lemuria's spring can be drunk by Felix's group to restore their HP and PP because it is the spring that Lemurians bottle their life-extending draught from, but the water in Tolbi springs does not do the same thing presumably because it is just plain water. Also, the turtles in Lemuria's Spring have lived forever because its waters extend life, whereas the turtles in Tolbi's spring have not.

[edit] Playing the game

To play the game, the player must stand in front of the fountain and look in the opposite direction of it. The player has a choice of either throwing a coin or a Lucky Medal behind their back and attempt to land it inside the fountain. Within the fountain are two yellow circular targets within one another, with a blue ring between the two. A blue "bullseye" is in the center. The prize won from the fountain depends on where the coin or Medal lands; for example, if it lands on the smallest target center, you win a grand prize. However, if the coin or Medal lands on the outside target, or on the blue area between the targets, you'll win a prize of less worth. As a general rule, the closer to the center the coin or Medal lands, the more valuable the prize is. If it lands outside the targets, it is unlikely you'll receive a prize of much worth. The turtles and crabs are objects that randomly move around the fountain, making it difficult to land a prize of your liking. If any of them are hit, not only will their colors change and increase their speed, but also your coin or Medal will bump off at a great degree and greatly alter the outcome of the coin or Medal's final landing. The turtles and crabs have three speed settings that follow a cycle; if hit a third time, they reset to their slowest speed.

[edit] Coins vs. Lucky Medals

Two objects can be thrown in, a coin or a Lucky Medal. Throwing a coin will earn the player more coins, if it at least lands within a target, that is. If the coin lands outside of a target, no prize is given. The maximum number of coins that can be won is 20. Throwing a Lucky Medal will win players a wide variety of prizes, depending on your landing. Valuable items and equipment can be won, all of which are Artifacts. Each Fountain has its own set of equipment that can be won, and all equipment won at the Fountains cannot be found anywhere else in the games. In The Lost Age, you can win the Eclipse Summon Tablet by scoring a perfect landing.

[edit] Random Number Generator

The Random Number Generator does indeed have an impact on what prize is received. In the first Golden Sun, this can be manipulated by saving, doing a hard reset, and then adding random numbers by entering and leaving the screen a certain number of times. By repeatingly resetting you can check how many times you have to change screens to receive certain items. However, at the time of this writing, it is not know exactly how to influence it or how to manipulate it for The Lost Age, since in this game, the random numbers used for the fountain are saved even when a hard reset is used. However, by using an emulator with a save state feature, it has been proved that the prize received in each zone is predetermined before the medal is tossed. This can, of course, be changed by adding random numbers.

[edit] Prizes

These are lists of the prizes available by tossing a Lucky Medal into the Fountains. (Note that these may be incomplete, as they are compiled only through player testing)

[edit] Tolbi Spring

  • Center, purple circle

Assassin Blade.gif Assassin Blade
Earth Shield.gif Earth Shield
Spirit Armor.gif Spirit Armor

  • First, yellow ring

Adepts Helm.gif Adept's Helm
Assassin Blade.gif Assassin Blade
Burning Axe.gif Burning Axe
Cocktail Dress.gif Cocktail Dress
Earth Shield.gif Earth Shield
Spirit Armor.gif Spirit Armor

  • Second, purple ring

Adepts Helm.gif Adept's Helm
Assassin Blade.gif Assassin Blade
Burning Axe.gif Burning Axe
Cocktail Dress.gif Cocktail Dress
Earth Shield.gif Earth Shield
Glittering Tiara.gif Glittering Tiara
Grievous Mace.gif Grievous Mace
Guardian Armlet.gif Guardian Armlet
Spirit Armor.gif Spirit Armor

  • Third, yellow ring

Adepts Helm.gif Adept's Helm
Battle Gloves.gif Battle Gloves
Burning Axe.gif Burning Axe
Earth Shield.gif Earth Shield
Glittering Tiara.gif Glittering Tiara
Grievous Mace.gif Grievous Mace
Guardian Armlet.gif Guardian Armlet
Kimono.gif Kimono
Ninja Hood.gif Ninja Hood
Spirit Armor.gif Spirit Armor

  • Fourth, blank ring

Assassin Blade.gif Assassin Blade
Battle Gloves.gif Battle Gloves
Burning Axe.gif Burning Axe
Kimono.gif Kimono
Grievous Mace.gif Grievous Mace
Potion.gif Potion
Psy Crystal.gif Psy Crystal
Spirit Armor.gif Spirit Armor
Water of Life.gif Water of Life

  • Outside all rings

Adepts Helm.gif Adept's Helm
Assassin Blade.gif Assassin Blade
Battle Gloves.gif Battle Gloves
Burning Axe.gif Burning Axe
Glittering Tiara.gif Glittering Tiara
Grievous Mace.gif Grievous Mace
Guardian Armlet.gif Guardian Armlet
Kimono.gif Kimono
Ninja Hood.gif Ninja Hood
Spirit Armor.gif Spirit Armor
Potion.gif Potion
Psy Crystal.gif Psy Crystal
Water of Life.gif Water of Life

[edit] Lemuria Spring

  • Center, purple circle

SummonIconEclipse.gif Eclipse (guaranteed the first time you make this shot)
Aegis Shield.gif Aegis Shield
Erebus Armor.gif Erebus Armor
Hestia Blade.gif Hestia Blade

  • First, yellow ring

Aegis Shield.gif Aegis Shield
Erebus Armor.gif Erebus Armor
Floral Dress.gif Floral Dress
Hestia Blade.gif Hestia Blade
Mighty Axe.gif Mighty Axe
Minerva Helm.gif Minerva Helm

  • Second, purple ring

Crown of Glory.gif Crown of Glory
Erebus Armor.gif Erebus Armor
Firemans Pole.gif Fireman's Pole
Floral Dress.gif Floral Dress
Hestia Blade.gif Hestia Blade
Ledas Bracelet.gif Leda's Bracelet
Mighty Axe.gif Mighty Axe

  • Third, yellow ring

Aegis Shield.gif Aegis Shield
Brilliant Circlet.gif Brilliant Circlet
Crafted Gloves.gif Crafted Gloves
Erebus Armor.gif Erebus Armor
Firemans Pole.gif Fireman's Pole
Hestia Blade.gif Hestia Blade
Ledas Bracelet.gif Leda's Bracelet
Wild Coat.gif Wild Coat

  • Fourth, blank ring

Brilliant Circlet.gif Brilliant Circlet
Crafted Gloves.gif Crafted Gloves
Crown of Glory.gif Crown of Glory
Minerva Helm.gif Minerva Helm
Psy Crystal.gif Psy Crystal
Water of Life.gif Water of Life
Wild Coat.gif Wild Coat

  • Outside all rings

Brilliant Circlet.gif Brilliant Circlet
Crafted Gloves.gif Crafted Gloves
Crown of Glory.gif Crown of Glory
Firemans Pole.gif Fireman's Pole
Floral Dress.gif Floral Dress
Ledas Bracelet.gif Leda's Bracelet
Minerva Helm.gif Minerva Helm
Potion.gif Potion
Psy Crystal.gif Psy Crystal
Water of Life.gif Water of Life
Wild Coat.gif Wild Coat

Lucky Medal Fountain Prizes
Tolbi (Golden Sun) Lemuria (The Lost Age)
Weapons Assassin BladeBurning AxeGrievous Mace Fireman's PoleHestia BladeMighty Axe
Body Armor Cocktail DressKimonoSpirit Armor Erebus ArmorFloral DressWild Coat
Hand Armor Battle GlovesEarth ShieldGuardian Armlet Aegis ShieldCrafted GlovesLeda's Bracelet
Head Armor Adept's HelmGlittering TiaraNinja Hood Brilliant CircletCrown of GloryMinerva Helm
Consumable Items PotionPsy CrystalWater of Life
Miscellaneous N/A Eclipse (summon)
See also Lucky MedalsCoins
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