Fuchin Temple (フチン寺) is a Minor Location in Golden Sun. Fuchin Temple is located in north-eastern Angara, which is modeled on East-Asian culture and architectural styles. It is notable for being the last settlement prior to entering the dangerous Mogall Forest, a dungeon-like location.
Located south-east of Kolima and north of the northern entrance to Mogall Forest, Fuchin Temple is dedicated to the art of Ki (Nyunpa's term for Psynergy), said to be the power of the mind. Nyunpa, the head monk, teaches his students to utilize Ki. A nearby series of caves, located behind a waterfall near the temple, is used as a testing ground by the young monks of the temple, and are known as the Fuchin Falls Cave. The cave holds the Orb of Force, which grants the non-elemental Force Psynergy, as well as the Jupiter Djinni Zephyr.
The temple itself contains a Psynergy Stone that respawns every time the player either leaves the temple for the overworld or enters Fuchin Falls Cave.
Isaac and his party arrive at the Fuchin Temple after crossing the bridge over the Kolima River and passing southwards towards the Mogall Plains. However, a mighty and treacherous forest has arisen up where the steppes of Mogall used to be, and has become a seemingly endless maze. If Isaac chooses to speak to the head monk, Nyunpa's mind, Nyunpa grants Isaac the chance to test himself and his allies in the waterfall grotto, and that if they succeed at the trial, he would teach them how to travel successfully through the forest. It is possible to navigate the forest on one's own, and Isaac may as well skip the Fuchin Temple altogether in favour of traversing the forest without guidance. However, should he do so, he would miss the utility Psynergy Force, a Jupiter Djinni, and a number of treasures, such as the Arctic Blade.
After completing the trial of Fuchin Falls Cave and returning to the Temple exterior with the Orb of Force, Nyunpa teaches Isaac the way of using Ki, a spiritual energy that would help him navigate Mogall Forest peacefully by following apes in the forest. Completing this trial is also necessary to seeing the entirety of the Xian sidequest, and the Orb of Force is needed for getting certain optional treasures in The Lost Age.
Unicorn Ring: found in the pot to the right of Nyunpa.
Fuchin reference to the Chinese city Fuqing, and here is a mountain named Ōbaku (Japanese pronounced) with a temple. In 17 century, a master left China to Japan, and set up a kind of Japanese Buddhism named Ōbaku.
|Minor Locations in Golden Sun|
|Alpine Crossing • Bilibin Barricade • Gondowan Passage • Fuchin Temple • Kalay Docks • Kalay Tunnel • Kolima Bridge • Kolima Tunnel • Lama Temple • Tolbi Docks • Tolbi-bound Ship|
|Minor Locations in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Ancient Lemuria • Atteka Inlet • E Tundaria Islet • East Indra Shore • Gondowan Settlement • Hesperia Settlement • Idejima • Kalt Island • N Osenia Islet • Osenia Cliffs • SE Angara Islet • Sea of Time Islet • SW Atteka Islet • West Indra Islet|
|Minor Locations in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Konpa Gate • Clouds of Passaj • Saha Cistern • Kolima Junction • Iceberg Outpost|