|Use Effect||Removes various status conditions from one ally|
An Elixir (きつけぐすり Restorative) is a consumable item in the Golden Sun series. Like most consumable items, each party member can hold up to 30 elixirs in a single inventory slot. When used, an elixir removes any temporary status condition, such as delusion, paralysis, sleep, Psynergy seals, and curses, from a single party member. Elixirs can be bought for 30 coins and sold for 22 coins.
Golden Sun Elixirs
Mia has an Elixir in her inventory when she joins you.
The Lost Age Elixirs
In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, elixir can be bought from most item vendors in the game. This includes: Alhafra, Garoh, Mikasalla, Naribwe, Kibombo, Yallam, Apojii Islands, Izumo, Champa, Shaman Village, Contigo, Loho, and Prox.
Elixirs are dropped by Flash Ants, Drone Bees, Fighter Bees, Squirrelfangs, Stone Soldiers, Calamars, Conch Shells, Spiral Shells, Horned Ghosts, Wights, Harpies, Viragos, Angle Worms, Mummies, Ravagers, and Devil Frogs.
Elixirs can also be found in the following locations:
- In the second screen (or "room") of the Dehkan Plateau, in the chest (reached by jumping onto one of the stone pillars)
- In Madra, in the jar in one of the houses inside the stone wall (the one farthermost left) next to the injured girl's bed
- In Mikasalla, in a barrel just outside the house in the south-east
- Inside the house located just left of the statue in Alhafra, in a barrel
- Outside the shop in Naribwe, in the blue jar to the left of the entrance
- Inside a chest found in the interior of Air's Rock
- Inside a chest in the Gabomba Statue
- In a barrel in the first room of Pier's ship
- Inside the Champa Inn, in the wooden box
- In a jar just outside Susa's house in Izumo
- In the chest next to one of the magenta moai on the exterior of Aqua Rock
- In the wooden box in the Yallam Inn
Dark Dawn Elixirs
In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, elixir can be bought from most item vendors in the game. This includes: Harapa, Passaj, Kaocho, Ayuthay, Te Rya Village, Belinsk, Border Town, Port Rago, Saha Town, Harun Village, Yamata City, Tonfon, and Champa Camp.
Rief joins the party with a single elixir in his inventory.
Elixirs can also be found in the following locations:
- The first elixir in Dark Dawn is in a treasure chest in Tanglewood. To be specific, a chest in the fourth and final "room," where the remains of the Soarwing can be found.
- A barrel under the only bridge in Patcher's Place holds another elixir.
- A farmer's family lives along the eastern edge of Kaocho. An elixir can be found in the right-hand jar outside their house.
- Although rarely used, Ayuthay's prison is well-stocked should a prisoner fall ill. An elixir is located in the middle of three barrels lined up next to one of the cells.
Although not completely useless, elixirs are among the least practical items in the game, due largely to the fact that all status conditions elixirs cure are only temporary and will disappear at the end of battle (if they haven't before then). Also, the Restore Psynergy has the same function as elixirs, and several Djinn (such as Tonic and Salt) are able to remove all status conditions from the entire party, including those elixirs can't cure. Furthermore, elixirs are more expensive than antidotes, ironic considering that antidotes are likely more valuable than elixirs.
As if all the above wouldn't discourage the use of elixirs, most of the status conditions they heal are more of a nuisance than a true threat: stunned party members will not stay stunned for more than a couple of turns; delusion only reduces the likelihood of hitting enemies with normal weapon attacks while Psynergy, Djinn, Summons, and even Unleashes remain unaffected; although it lasts longer than paralysis, sleep is not a common status condition until some time after elixirs become available, and even then it tends to only be used by weaker enemies; death curses don't take effect until seven turns have passed, by which time most enemies will have been defeated; Psynergy seals are perhaps the most dangerous of these status conditions, especially if an Adept that knows Restore is the victim, but Psynergy seals are both rare and cannot be inflicted on multiple characters at once. About the only time elixirs would actually be useful is during a late-game boss battle, but in those cases either everyone will have a status condition, making Djinn the far more practical alternative, or the boss will simply re-inflict the status condition again in a few short turns - sometimes both!
|Lucky Wheel prizes|
|Hearts||Nut • Vial • Potion|
|Stars||Elixir • Psy Crystal • Water of Life|
|Boots||Fur Boots • Hyper Boots • Quick Boots|
|Shirts||Mythril Shirt • Running Shirt • Silk Shirt|
|Rings||Adept Ring • Sleep Ring • War Ring|
|See also||Game Tickets • Tolbi • Contigo|
|HP-restoring||Herb • Rice Ration • Corn • Kaocho Dumpling • Plump Dumpling • Nut • Vial • Potion • Mist Potion|
|PP-restoring||Khiren Water • Ginseng • Psy Crystal|
|Status-restoring||Antidote • Dried Lizard • Elixir • Water of Life|
|Offensive||Bramble Seed • Crystal Powder • Gunpowder Bomb • Illusion Perfume • Oil Drop • Psy Grenade • Sleep Bomb • Smoke Bomb • Spark Shuriken • Weasel's Claw|
|Stat-boosting||Apple • Cookie • Hard Nut • Lucky Pepper • Mint • Power Bread|
|Forgeable||Dark Matter • Dragon Skin • Golem Core • Mythril Silver • Orihalcon • Quality Zol • Salamander Tail • Star Dust • Sylph Feather • Tear Stone|
|Misc.||Dream Leaf • Game Ticket • Lucky Medal • Sacred Feather|