List of Gun del Sol parts (Boktai)

Model of the Gun del Sol. This has the flame lens lvl I, lance frame and double battery. It has no grenade equipped.

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[edit] Explanation

The Gun del Sol is the only weapon available in Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand. The following is a guide to all the information you'll need to make the most efficient gun possible.

[edit] Gun parts

[edit] Lens

It should be noted that all the below lenses can be leveled up. This is done by repeatedly defeating enemies. The max level for a lens is 3 (III).

  • Sol - The lens with the element of the sun. This is the standard lens you'll need to defeat the undead. Most enemies in the game are of the dark element, so use this lens to send them packing. This lens can also be used to speed up the process of growing plants in the solar tree.
  • Luna - This is overall the weakest lens in the game as it does no damage, however it does have some use. The first use is to agitate some enemies, such as cockatrices. The second use is in defeating Muspell. When Muspell is at the edge of the arena struggling to stay on, simply equip the luna lens with a hammer type frame and strike Muspell. The level of the lens can be increased by defeating enemies that do not require offensive capabilities to kill, such as Sword minibosses or the previous example with Muspell, or by defeating a boss with another lens and then QUICKLY switching to the Luna lens. When the lens is upgraded to level 3, it can stun enemies.
  • Star - This lens is pretty much useless except for solar charging. When you equip this lens, it shows the amount of sol you have collected in your Solar Station. It has no significant use, but can also be leveled up.
  • Flame - The lens of the flame element. You gain this lens after defeating Muspell for the first time. There are many ice enemies in the Permafrost and Garmr's section of the Dark Castle. The flame lens is the quickest and most effective way to get rid of them. This lens can also be used to melt ice blocks or destroy wooden blocks. It also destroys plants in the solar tree.
  • Frost - The lens of the frost element. Similar to earning the flame lens, you gain this lens after defeating Garmr for the first time. There are many enemies in Firetop Mountain and Muspell's section of Dark Castle which are of the flame element, and as such this lens can be used to make short work of them.
  • Earth - The lens of the earth element. This lens is a difficult one to level up as there are not many enemies to use it on. However, clay golems are weak against this element. The earth lens is also used to bring dead plants back to life in certain areas of Sol City, and can also be used to speed up the growth of plants in the solar tree.
  • Cloud - The lens of the cloud element. This lens is also difficult to level up as it hasn't got many strengths. However, it can be used against cockatrice, who are weak against the cloud element. The more interesting use of the cloud lens is that it can break all blocks; wooden, ice and rock.
  • Dark - The lens of darkness. It is different from all other lenses as it can only be used with the other dark gun parts. The use of this lens is limited as most undead enemies are dark, however this can be used against enemies which are not of the dark element, and its strength more than makes up for its weaknesses. The finished dark gun is believed to be a model of the Gun del Hell.

[edit] Frame

The frame is the main attack part of the Gun del Sol. It determines the type of the attack and ultimately the strength. There are 5 classes of frames, and 6 types of frames. To fire a shot, simply press the B button. To fire a spread shot, hold down the B button, and release it when you want to stop.

  • Fighter - Fires a stun shot.
    • Atk: --- / Stun: E
    • Class: Standard
    • Type: Attack
  • Knight - Fires a stun shot and a spread shot.
    • Atk: E / Stun: E
    • Class: Medium
    • Type: Attack
  • Crusader - Fires a stun shot and a spread shot.
    • Atk: C / Stun: D
    • Class: Advanced
    • Type: Attack
  • Dragoon - Fires a stun shot and a spread shot.
    • Atk: A / Stun: C
    • Class: Ultimate
    • Type: Attack
  • Axel - Fires a rotating spread.
    • Atk: D / Stun: ---
    • Class: Standard
    • Type: Rotating
  • Vortex - Fires a rotating spread.
    • Atk: C / Stun: ---
    • Class: Medium
    • Type: Rotating
  • Tornado - Fires a rotating spread.
    • Atk: B / Stun: ---
    • Class: Advanced
    • Type: Rotating
  • Tempest - Fires a rotating spread.
    • Atk: A / Stun: ---
    • Class: Ultimate
    • Type: Rotating
  • Fencer - Fires a sword-like spread.
    • Atk: C / Stun: ---
    • Class: Standard
    • Type: Sword
  • Swordsman - Fires a sword-like spread.
    • Atk: B / Stun: ---
    • Class: Medium
    • Type: Sword
  • Swordsmaster - Fires a sword-like spread.
    • Atk: A / Stun: ---
    • Class: Advanced
    • Type: Sword
  • Samurai - Fires a sword-like spread.
    • Atk: S / Stun: ---
    • Class: Ultimate
    • Type: Sword
  • Spear - Fires a powerful stun shot.
    • Atk: B / Stun: C
    • Class: Standard
    • Type: Hammer
  • Lance - Fires a powerful stun shot.
    • Atk: A / Stun: B
    • Class: Medium
    • Type: Hammer
  • Javelin - Fires a powerful stun shot.
    • Atk: S / Stun: A
    • Class: Advanced
    • Type: Hammer
  • Phalanx - Fires a powerful stun shot.
    • Atk: S / Stun: S
    • Class: Ultimate
    • Type: Hammer
  • Knife - Fires rapid-fire shots.
    • Atk: D / Stun: E
    • Class: Standard
    • Type: Rapid
  • Dagger - Fires rapid-fire shots.
    • Atk: C / Stun: E
    • Class: Medium
    • Type: Rapid
  • Gradius - Fires rapid-fire shots.
    • Atk: B / Stun: D
    • Class: Advanced
    • Type: Rapid
  • Calamity - Fires rapid-fire shots.
    • Atk: A / Stun: D
    • Class: Ultimate
    • Type: Rapid
  • Beatmania - Fires a stun shot. Does no damage but pushes enemies back and stuns them.
    It's key feature is the shot's ability to make "noise" when hitting a solid object. Useful for getting enemies' attention in difficult locations/situations.
    • Atk: E / Stun: E
    • Class: Special
    • Type: Special
  • Guardian Fires a sword shaped shot, if the B button is pressed while the shot is in motion it will create a stationary spread for as long as you press B. These stats have been taken from the FAQ/Walkthrough guide by SSJ4Kain on neoseeker.
    • Atk: B / Stun: ---
    • Class: Special
    • Type: Special
  • Juggler - Fires special ricochet shots.
    • Atk: C / Stun: C
    • Class: Special
    • Type: Special
  • Phantom - Dark gun part. It acts as a stronger version of the dragoon frame. This frame can only be used with the other dark gun parts.
    • Atk: S / Stun: S
    • Class: Special
    • Type: Attack
  • Stalker - Fires homing shots at the enemy.
    • Atk: C / Stun: C
    • Class: Special
    • Type: Special
  • Wizard - Fires 3 shots in different directions.
    • Atk: B / Stun: D
    • Class: Special
    • Type: Special

[edit] Battery

The battery affects the capacity of the Gun del Sol. The amount of battery determines how much you can use the gun. You can recharge the battery by allowing sunlight to strike the solar sensor and charge in an open area, or using solar nuts. Once charged, the energy in a battery does not run out until it is depleted by manual usage, meaning you can store previous batteries in case of an emergency.

  • Single - The standard battery. It has 1 cell's worth of capacity.
  • Double - A more advanced, yet still standard, battery. It has 2 cells' worth of capcity.
  • Triple - This is the first of a new class of battery (advanced). It has 3 cells' worth of capacity.
  • Quad - The second battery in the advanced class. It is more useful in battle as it has 4 cells' worth of capacity.
  • Quint - This is the final battery of the advanced class. It has 5 cells' worth of capacity and is essential for a long dungeon.
  • Chaos - The first battery of the special class and a dark gun part. As with the other dark gun parts, this battery can only be used with the other dark gun parts. It acts and looks exactly like a quint battery, and has 5 cell's worth of capacity.
  • Astro - This is the second battery of the special class. Its capacity depends on the amount of sol in your solar station; the amount of sol is the amount of batteries the Astro battery has. This means that the battery has a maximum capacity of 999. Beware, however, because as this battery is used, the sol in your solar station goes down too. This battery can be earned after getting the pink solar tree and then inspecting it as evening turns to night in-game.
  • Infinite - This is the final and most extraordinary battery in the game, reaching into the special class. Like the name suggests, this battery has infinite capacity. It earns its reputation as being the hardest battery in the game to obtain. To get it you must clear 99 floors of the Azure Sky Tower, as well as defeat the Silvery White Knight. It is very rare to find a player who has the infinite battery.

[edit] Grenade

Grenades are attachable 'bombs', if you will, that expand the Gun del Sol's use even further. They are not vital to the weapon but can prove to be extremely helpful. The maximum capacity for grenades, with the exception of the pineapple, is 20. Once you use one, it's gone and you'll have to go through a dungeon to get more.

  • Bomb - Standard grenade. It explodes and damages enemies within the explosion range. It is of the flame element, and is quite useful to use against Garmr if you don't have the flame lens.
  • Change - Non-combat grenade. It changes klorofolun into solar bugs.
  • Flash - Non-combat grenade. It knocks undead unconcious and so makes them immobile, leaving them vulnerable to attack. It will not work, however, on immortals.
  • Rising sun - This is meant to be a non-combat grenade, but CAN be used for combat in certain situations. It summons a "sun piece", which gives you 4 additional bars of sunlight on the solar gauge, regardless of current bars and/or conditions. As a result, this can harm undead creatures who are affected by direct sunlight.
  • Scan - Non-combat grenade. This works as a see-all-nut and reveals all hidden objects.
  • Nightmare - Dark gun part. Unlike the other dark gun parts, the nightmare grenade is not essential to the completion of the dark gun, and can be used with any other gun parts. It acts like a bomb, except it attacks with darkness rather than flame.
  • Pineapple - This is the only grenade which fits into the special class. Unlike all other grenades, it only has 1 capacity. Each time you use it, the number is reset. The more sunlight you charge, the more powerful this grenade will be. The power of the grenade is determined by the number above the battery of your gun (where the capacity of your grenade would be). When the pineapple grenade is used, this number resets to zero. It attacks with the sol element.
Menu for editting the Gun del Sol. There are 4 options; lens, frame, grenade, and battery. Equipped are the sol lens lvl I, axel frame and single battery.

[edit] Create-A-Gun

A long time ago, Lumeister (now Relmutsie AN) set up a thread where members could create their own gun parts and post them. That thread can be found here. If you wish to have a go yourself, please feel free to do so!

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