Wood Walker enemy line
The Wood Walker is an enemy that is randomly battled in Golden Sun: The Lost Age. This monster, resembling a walking tree stump with a face and appendages, is noteworthy for being the only random monster of its design basis that is actually used in the game's battles; in the code of the game, two more variants with their own palette swaps, the Elder Wood and the Estre Wood, are unused as monsters, but both are featured as the visuals for Tamer class series Psynergy spells that share their names. This is similar to the Weird Nymph, an enemy that does not appear in a battle, but appears in a Psynergy.
A Wood Walker is a brown level 25 variant with green leaves. The Wood Walker is fought throughout the interior portion of Gaia Rock, and subsequently throughout Izumo Ruins, ideally before it is fought in Ankohl Ruins.
In Gaia Rock, the Wood Walker is not the fastest monster, but its offensive and defensive statistics are well-rounded and strong. Offensively, it is outperformed by the stronger and faster Gressil in Izumo Ruins, and in Ankohl Ruins it is outperformed in every statistic by the Minotaurus, as well as most of the other monsters in various statistical regards.
A Wood Walker's statistics are as follows:
|Elemental Resistances||Turns||Exp||Coins||Item Dropped||Drop Rate|
|175 100 72 25||1||242||201||Bramble Seed||1/16|
A Wood Walker uses these battle commands:
used with *
|--||Standard physical attack.|
|105 Power||Psynergy costing 11 PP that summons a series of large spiky vines out of the ground to stab the party of Adepts. Deals a Venus-aligned attack with 70 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with high damage distribution.|
|105 Power||Psynergy costing 10 PP that causes a group of thorny vines to erupt from the ground and though the party. Deals a Venus-aligned attack with 60 base damage that is spread out across 3 enemies with high damage distribution.|
This is the only monster line introduced in The Lost Age that seems to have only one variant, but like the other monster lines that have fewer variants than the usual three, second and third palette-swapped variants to this line exist in the code of the game cart and were even given their own names, but have none of their statistics and abilities coded beyond weak placeholder abilities. The Elder Wood, however, appearing as a light green variant with autumn-colored leaves, is featured as part of the visual in the Elder Wood Psynergy that is available to the Beastkeeper class.
Likewise, this third variant in the line, the Estre Wood, appearing as a dark purple variant with autumn-colored leaves, is featured as part of the visual in the Estre Wood Psynergy that is available to the Beast Lord class. It doesn't make an interactable appearance anywhere else in the game.