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Psy Crystal.gif Psy Crystal Psy Crystal DD.png
Trade Info
Item class Consumable
Buy value 1500
Sell value 1125
Artifact? Yes
Equip/Use Effect
Use Effect Restore all PP to one ally
When Usable Battle or field

A Psy Crystal (エナジ-クリスタル Energy Crystal) is a consumable item in the Golden Sun series. Like most consumable items, each party member can hold up to 30 Psy crystal in a single inventory slot. When used, a Psy crystal completely restores a single party member's Psynergy Points. Psy crystals can be bought for 1500 coins and sold for 1125 coins. Also, Psy crystals are considered Artifacts, meaning they can be re-purchased if sold or dropped.

Locations[edit]

Golden Sun Psy Crystals[edit]

In the original Golden Sun game, a single Psy crystal is added to item vendors' Artifacts section the first time players visit Suhalla and Lalivero.

A limitless supply of Psy crystals can be won from the Lucky Wheels and Lucky Medal Fountain minigames in Tolbi.

Psy crystals are dropped by Manticore Kings and several bosses: Saturos, when fought atop Mercury Lighthouse; the Manticore of Lamakan Desert; Toadonpa, Dodonpa's pet monster; the Storm Lizard of Suhalla Desert. Also, several of the scripted battles at Crossbone Isle reward players with psy crystals: Floor 3 is guarded by a Lich and two Fiendish Ghouls; Floor 5 features a Lizard King, two Stone Soldiers, and a Harridan; Floor 9 is overseen by a pair of Cerebuses.

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The Lost Age Psy Crystals[edit]

In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, a single Psy crystal is added to item vendors' Artifacts section the first time players visit Izumo, Shaman Village, Loho, and Prox.

A limitless supply of Psy crystals can be won from the Lucky Wheels and Lucky Medal Fountain minigames in Contigo and Lemuria, respectively.

Psy crystals are dropped by Wise Gryphons, Puppet Warriors, Grave Wights, Liches, and the Mimic of Jupiter Lighthouse. A couple of bosses also drop psy crystals: Poseidon, guardian of the Sea of Time, and the two Flame Dragons in Mars Lighthouse.

Psy Crystals can also be found in the following locations:

  • Inside Air's Rock, in a chest in the room that Reveal is gained (required to reach the chest)
  • Inside a chest in Alhafra, found in the middle of the circle of graves in the west end of town (requires Reveal)
  • In Daila, use Scoop near a puddle of water near the tree in the bottom right of the town (requires Scoop and having saved Riki and Tavi, Reveal is useful to find the patch of ground to Scoop).
  • Inside a chest in Alhafran Cave (must have finished fixing the Briggs ship to reach the area)
  • Inside a chest in Treasure Isle, found in bottom center chest of the six chests in the first "main" room (requires Grind).
  • Inside a chest in Jupiter Lighthouse, located to the right of a circle of pillars that can only be crossed when all the Hover patterns in the floors of the dungeon are turned on.
  • Inside a chest in in the Jupiter Wing of Mars Lighthouse, found in the room where you must use Reveal to escape a fireball being launched at you.
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Dark Dawn Psy Crystals[edit]

In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, a single Psy crystal is added to item vendors' Artifacts section the first time players visit Kaocho, Belinsk, Port Rago, Saha Town, Yamata City, Tonfon, and Champa Camp.

Psy crystals are dropped by the Tangle Bloom, the first boss encountered in the game, and two Mimics: The one in the Ouroboros and the first of two Mimics encountered in Crossbone Isle.

Psy crystals can also be found in the following locations:

  • A treasure chest in the entrance to the Konpa Ruins contains a Psy crystal. However, it can't be reached from the ground. Players must scale the ruins from the inside, then, after acquiring Grip, climb down from the summit.
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Analysis[edit]

Aside from Psynergy Stones or spending a night at an inn, neither of which can be used during battle, Psy crystals are the most effective way to recover lots of Psynergy Points at once. Granted, there are plenty of other ways to restore PP: Djinn like Ether can be used indefinitely, while some armor, such as the Mythril Circlet or Mysterious Robe, gradually restore PP during battle. Also worth noting is that Adepts automatically recover PP as they walk through dungeons or across the world map. However, none of these methods work nearly as quickly as Psy crystals.

Unlike Hit Points, the consequences for running out of Psynergy Points are fairly mild. A character without any PP can still perform physical attacks, use items, unleash Djinn, and pretty much any other battle command except casting Psynergy. Also, PP can be restored through normal means even if a character has zero Psynergy Points remaining. These lax punishments, coupled with the rarity of Psy crystals, should compel players to conserve Psy crystals for situations where a character is almost out of PP. Also, if a player has very few Psy crystals available, they should be saved for when that character has a Psynergy spell that would provide a strategic advantage.

Psy crystals are perhaps best reserved for boss battles. The most obvious reason is that boss battles take longer than normal battles, putting a larger strain on a party's PP reserves. Another, less-obvious reason is that single-target Attack-based Psynergies like Odyssey and Liquifier are a simple and common strategy for defeating bosses faster. Unfortunately, such Psynergies are usually learned by classes with low PP totals, putting an even greater strain on those characters' PP pools. Should these characters run out of PP while a boss is still standing, a single Psy crystal may provide just the boost needed to win.

Prior to Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Psy crystals were the only consumable item able to restore PP, making them vital items in late-game inventories for both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. However, Dark Dawn introduces two new items (Khiren water and ginseng), both of which are considered "common items," meaning players can purchase a limitless supply of them. Also, the removal of certain minigames have made Psy crystals harder to come by. Although ginseng is easier to stockpile and may, as a result, see much more use, there is no denying that Psy crystals are the fastest way to replenish PP while outside city limits, especially during battles.

Trivia[edit]

  • Before Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Psy crystals were the only consumable item that restored Psynergy Points. Even with the new PP-restoring items introduced in Dark Dawn, Psy crystals are the only ones considered Artifacts.
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