Digimon World 2 Beginners Guide
This is a beginners guide to Digimon World 2
This guide is intended to teach you the basics of the game. It will walk you through the first training mission. Be warned though, it contains SPOILERS to the game and if you'd rather find you everything by yourself then don't read it.
Visit the Controls section of this site if you want to learn more about the functions of each button.
 Mission One - To be or not to be
Domains Involved: Boot Domain
Type: Training Mission
After naming your character (default name is Akira) and talking to Cecilia (The Blue Falcon leader), you are sent on your first mission. Your task is simple - conquer the evil boss that lurks within Boot Domain. The name of the domain is very suggestive for the type of your assignment. Yes, you guessed it, this is a training mission and I assure you that it's going to be easy. As soon as you receive your instructions and leave Digital City you will see the map for the first time. Welcome to Directory Island! As you can see at the moment there are only two places to go. You can either go back to File City or venture on to Boot Domain. Since your have a particular mission you should visit Boot Domain. You can't begin the game if you don't pass this first mission, so let's get started. Just one more moment. See the bight dots surrounding the domain in a square? This means that you still haven't defeated the boss within that domain. If you defeat the boss you will have to find the Exit to the domain in order to finish it. If after beating the boss you leave using the Auto Pilot the domain will not be cleared and you'd have to fight the boss again. Now you are ready to go in. If this is the first time you are playing the game the first thing you will probably notice is the monster-tank-like thing. This is a digi-beetle. Use the arrow keys to navigate. In the right side of the screen is the minimap. You can press the Select button to zoom in.
Above the minimap is your digi-beetle's status. Its HP (Health Points) and EP (Energy Points) will be displayed there. EPs are the fuel of your ride if you run out of EP you will be automatically returned to the city and you'd have to pay a fee for fixing the engine. use EP-Packs to recharge your EP.
Zudokorn: We have arrived. This is the Boot Domain. Stay Alert.
Akira: Yes, I will. I've been training hard for this day!! I'm ready!
On the first floor of this domain is only one enemy fight and you can run away if you want. It would be better to fight the digimons because that way you will learn the basics of carrying out a battle. Remember that you can't run from bosses and special encounters.
I suggest battling. This is your first enemy encounter so I will explain how it works. Approach the digimon you want to fight and the battle will start automatically.
 Battle Menus
[Give Orders] This command allows you to control your digital monsters in a battle.
[Cannon] A digi-bettle can have up to three cannons. You wouldn't have to worry about that one because your digibeetle won't have any when you start the actual game. You'd have to purchase them yourself. Nevertheless, you should be aware of what they do because if you don't you might end up without a single cannon which is bad because you won't be able to get more digimons. Shooter Gun - This cannon is used to fire supportive items such as HP Disks (to recover your digimons health points), MP Disks, reviving disks and so on. It's the most important cannon and it a must to get one for your digi-beetle if you want to be able to catch more digimons. You will also need it if you want to be able to destroy Electro Spores and other obstacles in domains. Read on and you will understand what I mean.
ZCannon - Used to fire offensive items that deal damage to foes.
RC Cannon - Used to fire buffing/debuffing items which can either weaken your opponents or strengthen your digimons.
All cannons except the Shooter Gun can be used in battle only!
[Run Away] Use this to run away from battles. You cannot run away from special encounters such as bosses and in some cases you might not be able to run away from normal battles depending on the stats of your digimons. The better they are, the higher the chance to escape a battle from the first try is. If you fail to escape you lose your turn and you will take damage from the enemy digimons.
You should have no problems defeating these digimons now. Proceed to the next floor when you are done. Make sure to read everything Zudokorn says, most of the times he will give you useful information about the digital world.
 Warping to the next floor
The only way to make progress in a domain is to warp to the next floor. You do this by stepping into a Floor Portal. Be careful though! Once you have teleported to the next floor there is no way to come back to the previous one.
 Boss Time
You can see whether the boss is on a particular floor or not. If it is the boss floor the walls will be different. Take a look at the screenshot if you don't know what I mean.
Domains are usually longer than that but since this is a training mission they have tried to make it shorter. I won't spoil you the fun of defeating the boss by yourself. I'm not even going to tell you what enemies you will face now. Here are one or two tips to aid you in your battle. You may choose to ignore them if you want.
- Use MegaSeadramon's Ice Blast that hits all foes until only one enemy is left standing. (then you continue with something that targets only one digimon)
- Lillymon's Small HP cure is useful for healing your digimons (only do it if there is really need for it)
- Use Triceramon's Volcanic Strike
Now I assume you have defeated the boss and you are ready to go. Remember to warp through the exit portal or the boss will be resurrected and the domain won't be cleared. (in this mission you cannot use your Auto Pilot to return to the city anyway so you should be safe)
 Miscellaneous Information
 Types of Vendors
- Parts Vendor: For purchasing parts for your Digi-Beetle.
- Ammo Vendor: For purchasing ammunition used by cannons.
- Digi-Beetle Mechanic: after purchasing a new part for your Digi-Beetle you will need to find a mechanic to install it. DB Mechanics are also able to upgrade existing parts on your Digi-Beetle.
- Item Vendor: Sells ROMs, R-Cannon Ammo, and items good for specific digimons depending on the location of the vendor. If it is a Golf Hawks Vendor, for example, it will sell items that benefit Vaccine digimons such as HP-ROMs (complete heal) and gifts used for catching Vaccine type digimons. Usually there are two item vendors in a room. The first one sells the things mentioned above and the other sells HP & MP Disks that can be used in battle if you have a Shooter Gun.
- DNA Digivolve Operator: You can find these in digilabs. They will let you digivolve and DNA Digivolve digimons. Operators in the labs of a team will only be able to DNA Digivolve specific types of digimons but those in Device Dome will let you do this for all three types.
 Digi-Beetle Parts
There are lots of parts you can purchase. They increase the functionality and efficiency of your Digi-Beetle and help you get through traps in domains. For instance, in order to remove Land Mines, you need Arm Parts. To get through damaging Acid Swamps, you need Tire Parts. Big Rocks and Electro-Spores can be destroyed using a Missile Gun.
- Engine: The HP of your Digi-Beetle depends on this part.
- Battery: The EP of your Digi-Beetle depends on this part.
- Memory: Sets how much digimon you can have with you in your Digi-Beetle.
- Tool Box: Sets the amount of items you can store in your Digi-Beetle.
 How to Catch a Digimon
To catch a digimon you need gifts. The more gifts you give it, the greater the chance it will join you will be. At first you will be only able to catch certain types of digimons because you will only be able to purchase gifts for the type of digimon your team specializes in. If you have the gifts in your Digi-Beetle (remember to always transfer the items from your server after purchasing them or you won't have them with you), all you have to do is press the square button to scan the digimon (to select it) and then X to choose a gift. There are three levels of affection which will be indicated by a small, medium or a large heart above the digimon. If you are successful the digimon will join you after you defeat it in battle.
Note that if you are fighting multiple opponents and you have given the digimon gifts, the last one you kill will be the one that will possibly want to join you after the battle.
 What Do I do When My Digimon Dies?
If you have more than one digimon in your Digi-line (a digiline is a selection of two or more digimon, through it you can assign their position in battle) and it dies, DO NOT remove it from the digi-line and put another one in or you will lose it forever. That is not true, I've switched out so many times and they always stay. Finish off the battle you've started and use the auto pilot to get back to the city. Upon arriving all knocked out digimon will be "resurrected".
 Purchasing Items
After purchasing an item it gets automatically placed into your Server. To use it you will have to transfer it to your Digi-Beetle's Memory. To do so you need to be in a town (can't do in a domain or when you are on the map) and press the Circle button after this select "Transfer" --->"Item"---->"Server" and choose the items you need with the X button.
 Know Your Strength!
Vaccine digimons are strong against Virus digimons, Data digimons are strong against Vaccine digimons and Virus digimons have advantage over Data digimons. Remember this and use it in your favor.
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