Eddy being unleashed in The Lost Age
|Battle Effect||Forwards the recovery time of all allies' Recovering Djinn by one turn|
|The Lost Age||Shaman Village Cave (battled)|
Eddy is the ninth Mercury Djinni in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. The separate Djinn list viewable with the Select button from the status screen lists Eddy and all other Mercury Djinn introduced in The Lost Age before the seven Mercury Djinn from the original Golden Sun, most likely because all the Djinn from the original game can be gotten all at once late in The Lost Age. However, the original Djinn are ordered before all of the Djinn introduced in The Lost Age in the Djinn inventory screen while they are allocated to characters. By this order, Eddy is the sixteenth Mercury Djinni in the GBA series, rather than the ninth.
- "Speed up Djinn recovery time."
When Eddy is unleashed in battle, a unique effect instantly causes all of the current battling party members to go through one extra turn's worth of Djinn recovery time. The passing of a turn's worth of Djinn recovery time that transpires at the end of a given turn is unaffected, meaning that two Djinn in Recovery on each Adept will be re-Set this turn instead of just one when Eddy is used.
Visually, Eddy's unleash animation resembles the user summoning the transparent blue image of a Mercury Djinni that floats above the target while a mass of blue bubbles gather from the top of the screen into each Adept receiving it.
Golden Sun: The Lost Age: Eddy is found in the main, large area of the Shaman Village Cave, where there are various boulders between elevated ledges that may be Lifted. The proper way to reach it is to first enter the room from the bottom end, then Lift the rightmost boulder. Go up, hop left, go down, and lift the boulder to the left of that. Return, then Lift the leftmost boulder, and cast Frost on the puddle. You may now hop to where Eddy is, and when it tries to escape it will be blocked by the second-to-right boulder. You must then battle it to acquire it. See here for enemy statistics.
General: Eddy is a unique effect that allows you to have 2 recovering Djinn re-Set themselves in a particular turn rather than just the traditional 1. This is meant to be used to help the party regain their higher-tier classes quicker after the party has used up a lot of multi-Djinn summons. Another interesting use for Eddy is to allow another Djinni to recover in the same turn it is used for summoning; if another Djinni is unleashed and summoned with before Eddy is used, it will recover at the end of the turn, allowing it to be unleashed again immediately. While this exercise cannot be continued indefinitely (Eddy is placed on standby as a result), it can provide your battling party with two turns of Flash's protection, among other things, as well as the obvious benefits that come with whatever summon was used. In Dark Dawn, the Mars Djinni Aurora is this Djinni's identical equivalent.
Golden Sun: The Lost Age: Two specific boss battles where Eddy would be specifically helpful come to mind: the third stage of the Doom Dragon final boss battle and the optional superboss Dullahan, both of which have the Djinn Storm ability that puts all nine Djinn of every party member on Recovery mode; provided Eddy isn't one of the Djinn drained by this effect (you would have it set on one of the Adepts in the reserve party in these cases, then switch the reserve member in after the Djinn storm), it can help a fully drained party get back on its feet a turn faster, which may mean the difference between survival and defeat.
It is possible via clever use of summoning, careful knowledge of the Agility of all battling Adepts and the opposition, and skilled use of the Jupiter Djinni Lull in conjunction with the above to keep the opponent from ever attacking without Flash being active. Of course, Djinn Storm will sink this strategy right away, so exercise caution.
An eddy is a current of air or water running in the opposite direction of the main current.
|Djinn in Golden Sun and The Lost Age (Master List)|
|Golden Sun||Flint • Granite • Quartz • Vine • Sap • Ground • Bane||Fizz • Sleet • Mist • Spritz • Hail • Tonic • Dew||Forge • Fever • Corona • Scorch • Ember • Flash • Torch||Gust • Breeze • Zephyr • Smog • Kite • Squall • Luff|
|The Lost Age *||Echo • Iron • Steel • Mud • Flower • Meld • Petra • Salt • Geode • Mold • Crystal||Fog • Sour • Spring • Shade • Chill • Steam • Rime • Gel • Eddy • Balm • Serac||Cannon • Spark • Kindle • Char • Coal • Reflux • Core • Tinder • Shine • Fury • Fugue||Breath • Blitz • Ether • Waft • Haze • Wheeze • Aroma • Whorl • Gasp • Lull • Gale|