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The Golden Egg is a useful accessory that will double the amount of gold you earn, which is especially helpful later on. You can find it in the Frozen Forest, an area reached through a hidden path north after you cross the bridge in the snowy region. In the Frozen Forest, there is a Mimic battle that will reward you with the Golden Egg once you defeat it.
There are three different difficulty settings. You can change the difficulty at any time outside of combat from the settings menu.
The Brave and Default systems are at the heart of the combat. Brave allows you to take an extra turn right in a row, requiring you to then wait another turn to make up for it, while Default lets you skip a turn in order to save it for later. Strategically using your Brave and Default commands depending on the situation is key to fighting successfully.
Explore often. There are items and other secrets to be found if you take some time to look around the map instead of heading straight to your destination.
The one exception is at the very start of the game. You’ll get two party members shortly into the story, so you might consider following the main quest until you have those party members, so you can explore with three characters.
The Freelancer Job comes with the “Examine” command, which lets you see important information about enemies, including any weaknesses.
The Forage command is also useful, because it will let you find items during battle.
Once you unlock exploration voyages, you will be able to send your ship out in search of items when you aren’t playing. It will work if the Switch is off or in sleep mode. If you have an Internet connection at the time, it will connect with other online players for a greater chance of finding rare items. Voyages can last for up to twelve hours.
Speech bubbles above NPCs indicate that you can talk to them, while blue speech bubbles mean they have a side quest.
Monster Treats will draw monsters to you. This is an effective strategy to help with grinding, since you can fight a large number of monsters at once.
Battle speed can be increased. This is another way to make grinding more efficient, since battles will go by faster.
Guest party members can also help with grinding. These occasional bonus party members are often strong, giving you an advantage if you want to fight some battles to level up with more ease than you’d have alone.
There are 105 cards available for you to find and add to your deck for the mini-game B ‘n’ D. If you’re having trouble finding any of the cards, use the video guide below for help.