Tales of Symphonia Skit Guide

Ever wondered where the skits in Tales of Symphonia trigger, and how? Then this is the guide for you!

Introduction

This guide is intended to present the skits in Tales of Symphonia in a chronological order, and to show not only precisely where they trigger but how they trigger as well. Skits are short conversations between characters that have hardly any bearing on the game itself, but provide some extra character development and lore for those interested. The skit title will appear in the bottom-left portion of the screen: press the relevant button, and the skit will start playing. In the Japanese version of the game all skits were voiced, but sadly they are unvoiced in the English translation.

All skits can be accessed by talking to the Elder in Katz Village in a New Game Plus playthrough. The skit library in Katz Village assigns each skit a number, but this does not strictly reflect their chronological appearance in game. Additionally, certain skits are missing from the Katz Village list. My guide will give you the earliest possible instance I’ve found of a skit occuring, but many will be available for a while longer, only disappearing once you pass certain points in the story. Some skits on the other hand have very narrow windows of opportunity in which they occur, and some I have never succeeded in triggering despite multiple playthroughs (these latter skits will be listed at the end of the guide).

Not included in this guide are the skits triggered by walking over the glowing spots in the overworld, as these are multiple choice conversations which change Lloyd’s standing with his companions, rather than being “true” skits. I recommend Phaelin’s Affection Guide for more information on these.

This guide does include spoilers, so I recommend it only for those who have beaten the game once and want to see every skit possible in their next playthrough.

If you just want information on the skits that grant titles (and therefore Steam Achievements), I’ve put these at the top of this guide in their own section.

Disclaimer:

Although this guide is my own work, and based on my own research, I’m indebted to a Japanese fansite, Magic Phantasian, which illuminated for me a skit trigger I had understood only partially: certain skits require party members to have been in a certain number of battles before they will trigger. I will mention those skits where this information was relevant and give credit where due.

The Big Three: Title-Granting Skits

T01 Mizuho, the Mystical Village

At a certain point in the game you’ll visit a village called Mizuho. You’ll be directed to speak to the Vice Chief Tiga: do so. After the cutscene, simply wait in Mizuho Village until this skit pops up. There should be two or three other unrelated skits that appear beforehand, then this one. It grants Zelos his “Idiot Chosen” title. Finally, although this skit references earlier “Mizuho” skits, you don’t need to have viewed those for this skit to appear.

T02 Poke Poke

This skit grants Presea her “Paw Mania” title. It first becomes available when you rejoin with her after the Toize Valley Mine section of the game. She’ll join you again in Ozette, then you should go and stand in the overworld until this skit appears.

T03 Paw

Finally we get Regal’s “Paw Dandy” title. It requires you to have seen “Poke Poke”. It first appears after you rescue Colette from Rodyle and are dropped on the overworld just outside the Temple of Earth. Just stay right there on the overworld and it’ll pop up soon.

General Rules for Skit Hunters

1. Keep a tally of each character’s Affection level, and during the Sylvarant portion of the game, have Kratos in the lead, but not so far in the lead that it becomes impossible for characters to overtake him in the Tethe’alla portion of the game. Additionally keep Sheena in the top three for Sylvarant so she joins you in Luin. Keep the rest of the party as level as possible with each other, so you can get multiple “Combo!” skits.

2. Make sure you get into as many battles as possible, even if you run away from them immediately afterwards, as the game keeps track of the number of battles and some skits are triggered based on that. The highest number you need seems to be 200. Furthermore, some skits require specific party

members to have been in a specific amount of battles. These are: Colette (150); Genis (150); Presea (100); Sheena (70, for a skit in the Sylvarant part of the game). Plan your party accordingly.

3. In Sylvarant, take the Easy Path by going to Palmacosta after going through the Ossa Trail. Leave the final seal to the very end as this will take away Colette’s voice, stopping some skits from appearing.

4. Unfortunately, a lot of skit hunting involves standing around doing nothing. The standard waiting time for a skit to appear on the overworld is only 40 seconds, but in dungeons it tends to be a whopping 10 minutes. In some dungeons, like the Forests of Gaoracchia and Ymir, it’s even longer. Time spent in battles doesn’t count.

5. Finally: save often in multiple slots, so if you miss a skit, you can always go back.

(I will reiterate a lot of these points in the main body of the guide.)

The Oracle (14 skits)

Note: Affection

In Tales of Symphonia there is a hidden mechanic called Affection. All of Lloyd’s companions have a certain Affection value towards him, represented as a hidden number in the game’s code, that can rise or fall depending on the dialogue choices he makes. Though unconfirmed, I believe several skits in the Sylvarant portion of the game require you to have Kratos as your highest Affection character, therefore if you want to see as many skits as possible it is best to raise Kratos’ Affection as high as to make him number one.

158 It’ll Be Fine

This skit can pop up as soon as Genis and Colette join your party, if not, simply wander round Iselia and it will show up soon.

000 What’s the Temple Like?

As soon as you leave Iselia for the first time, you should see this skit appear.

102 Test for the Chosen

You get this one in Martel Temple. After obtaining the Sorcerer’s Ring, go back to the main floor of the temple and defeat an enemy. The skit will pop up after that.

162 Lloyd’s Thoughts on Angels

This one shows up shortly after Colette receives the Oracle and leaves the party with Kratos. Get it in the top floor of the Temple or the entrance hall.

161 Do I Have To?

You should see this one occur outside Martel Temple on your way back to Iselia.

001 The Journey

Leave the exterior of Martel Temple for the overworld, and this skit pops up immediately.

160 The Oracle

I found this one by wandering round Iselia randomly before going to see Colette.

163 Sole Redeeming Feature

After Lloyd is brushed off at Colette’s house, this skit will appear in Iselia shortly after.

101 Through the Forest

This one’s a little different. On the overworld, instead of going to Iselia Forest, head south. Eventually you’ll hit an invisible wall and this skit will show up by itself.

164 Genis’ Friend

You get this skit in Iselia Forest. It usually pops up for me on the hill just before the road splits off to the Human Ranch. Careful you don’t go too far and trigger the cutscene instead.

002 Restless Noishe

After leaving Iselia Forest for the part of the overworld where Dirk’s House is, this skit shows up automatically.

159 Dirk, the Craftsman

Somewhat incongruously, since it doesn’t quite match the moment, this skit always appears for me when you arrive in Iselia after Colette’s departure.

003 What is Colette Hiding?

Enter the part of Iselia where Colette’s house is located, and this skit will pop up.

103 Desians Attack

This one shows up after you’ve saved the militia guy defending the school during the Desian attack on Iselia. You may have to defeat the Desians burning the house south of Colette’s as well.

Leaving Iselia (12 skits)

Note: Branching Paths and Triggers

From here on the game really opens up, and in a similar fashion, what determines skit triggers can get more complex too. For example, if you’ve visited the Ossa Trail before breaking the Seal of Fire, you will miss out on a skit where Kratos explains where the party need to go next. I will try to mention every time something like this happens in advance, but just know that if you can’t get a skit to trigger, you may have done something out of order (so to speak) that prevented it from appearing.

168 Get Strong!

An overworld skit that shows up when Lloyd and Genis are travelling.

167 Why Do Desians Exist?

Another skit that will appear on the overworld with Lloyd and Genis.

166 Lonely Departure

A third skit that shows up on the overworld with Lloyd and Genis. Don’t enter Triet before you see all of these.

165 Evidence of Colette

This skit pops up when travelling the overworld with Lloyd and Genis. However unlike the previous three, it requires longer to show up. You may have to wait a while in the overworld before you visit Triet for this one.

129 I Don’t Sleep in Class

This is one of the skits that you can’t miss, as it plays automatically when you get close to Triet.

128 The Wanted Poster

In Triet, examine the wanted poster of Lloyd. You’ll see a short cutscene. Examine it again, and this skit will play.

169 Unknown Technology

Once you’re captured by the Renegades and break out of your cell, you should see this one pop up.

104 Feels Different

I got this one after the battle with the Renegades guarding the door of the room you start in.

171 Help, Genis!

This one shows up in Sylvarant Base but only after you’ve been there a long time, say 10 minutes.

172 Good Job, Noishe!

After Lloyd is rescued from Sylvarant Base, linger on the overworld before returning to Triet and this skit will appear.

170 Lloyd Acknowledges His Mistake

Exactly the same as above.

K01 Know the Enemy

This is the first of a series of skits between Kratos and Lloyd that do not appear in the Katz Village skit viewer and hence have no number attached to them – I’ve invented my own designation here, “K” for Kratos. They always involve Kratos giving Lloyd some advice and end with the Training Manual being updated. This one plays automatically when you approach Triet after Sylvarant Base.

The Seal of Fire (9 skits)

173 Journey to Save the World

This skit showed up for me in Triet after Raine officially joins the party, but it can also appear on the overworld.

130 Prayer

The first of many skits triggered by resting at an inn, you can get this in Triet. However, you may have to sleep there twice as the “nighttime intruder” subplot, along with its cutscene, takes precedence over the skit triggering.

177 We’re Not on Vacation

This skit appears on the overworld whilst travelling to the Triet Ruins.

176 Kratos’ Intention

Same as above.

175 Noishe Worries

Same as above.

174 The Hole in the Wall

Same as above, though it may take a little longer than the rest.

131 Sense of Direction

If you try to visit the Ossa Trail with Kratos in the party before the Triet Ruins are released, this skit will play automatically as you approach.

105 Combo! Lloyd and Colette

The Combo! skits are triggered by your Affection level and how much each character likes Lloyd. Whenever a character becomes Lloyd’s best friend, ie. has the most Affection for him, they will get a “Combo!” skit with him the next time they fight a battle (even if they didn’t participate in it themselves.) Now, unless you carried Affection levels over from a previous game using the New Game Plus feature, you will always trigger this particular skit after the battle at the entrance to Triet Ruins. This is because Colette will always be top in the Affection levels in the normal course of things, since she starts with a 500 point bonus. Finally, it is possible to see almost all combo skits in a single playthrough if you know how to manipulate Affection and keep all party members roughly level with each other. Phaelin’s Affection guide is an excellent place to learn more about this.

179 I’m Fine…

This is the only skit found during your initial visit to the Triet Ruins, and requires you to linger there for quite some time before it shows up. Additionally, it will only appear before you release the Seal of Fire.

The Ossa Trail and Izoold (12 skits)

Note: Affection (Pt. 2)

At this point in the game, we start getting dialogue choices that affect Sheena’s Affection. To recruit Sheena at the earliest opportunity, and access an extra skit, she doesn’t need to have the highest Affection, but we need her in the top three. Practically speaking, this means keeping Genis’ and Raine’s Affection lower than hers.

004 To Palmacosta

Once you leave the Triet Ruins after releasing the Seal of Fire, this skit should pop up on the overworld. This skit, which references the Ossa Trail, will not show up if you’ve visited the Ossa Trail already.

108 Combo! Lloyd and Kratos

This combo skit generally shows up for me here and is the earliest point you can get someone to overtake Colette as Lloyd’s best buddy. The reason I go for Kratos is that it seems to unlock some extra skits (see below). As with all combo skits this one appears after battle.

178 Kratos Trains Lloyd

This is a skit I’ve only seen a couple of times. Both times I’ve gotten it in the Triet Desert area after releasing the Seal of Fire, with Kratos as my highest Affection character. This leads me to believe it is dependent on Affection, which is certainly rare for a non “Combo!” skit but not out of the realm of possibility. If you can’t trigger it by standing around the overworld, try getting into a battle. If that still doesn’t work you may not have Kratos as your highest Affection party member.

117 Light Eater

This is the first of a series of skits triggered by cooking after a battle. In this case it does not matter who cooks, just go into a battle, cook a meal after defeating the enemies, and the skit will pop up.

114 An Adult’s Sense of Taste

As above, cooking after a battle will trigger this skit. As only one skit can be triggered at a time you’ll need to fight two battles and cook twice to see these skits, which are related to Colette’s loss of taste and hunger.

005 The Ossa Trail

Enter the mine on the Ossa Trail map and this skit will trigger.

125 Elite from the Underworld

This skit plays automatically after defeating the Sword Dancer in the Ossa Trail. You can always come back to this one if you’re unprepared, but I’m listing it here.

K02 Team Coordination

This unnumbered skit plays as you leave the Ossa Trail and unlocks the U. Attack option.

006 An Assassin

Back on the overworld after the Ossa Trail, this skit should show up.

180 Raised by a Dwarf

Travelling on the overworld after the Ossa Trail, this should pop up after a little bit.

115 Chef Raine

This is a cooking skit and requires you to fail to cook a dish with Raine (after a battle). It first becomes available post-Ossa Trail.

309 Even if I Become an Angel…

This skit can be viewed by sleeping at the inn in Izoold at this point in the game.

Note: Easy or Hard Path?

At this point you have two paths open to you: take Max’s boat from Izoold to Palmacosta (Easy Path), or cross the bridge to the north into the Asgard/Hima region (Hard Path). For the purposes of viewing as many skits as possible, you’re definitely going to want to go the Easy route and take the boat to Palmacosta, as the Hard path invalidates several skit triggers. As for whether there are any skits exclusive to the Hard route, I haven’t found any in my playthroughs, so you really don’t gain anything by going that way.

Palmacosta (14 skits)

K03 To Fight the Strong

Another unnumbered skit between Kratos and Lloyd that adds a section to the Training Manual, it first shows up in the harbour of Palmacosta. You need to have been in 150 battles for it to show (thanks to Magic Phantasian’s guide for this info).

007 Dorr of Palmacosta

This skit will show up after seeing Chocolat defy the Desians in the shop, however, if you’ve visited the area with the church and town hall first, it won’t. Just an example of how skits can be finicky and have very brief windows of opportunity.

181 Colette’s Imposter

After talking to Dorr and Neil and hearing about the imposters, leave the town hall and walk around a bit, this skit will show up.

008 Imposters

This skit will show up after the party decide to follow the imposters to Hakonesia Peak. Therefore, it can trigger outside the church if you gave the imposters the Palma Potion before talking to Dorr, or immediately after giving them the potion if you talked to Dorr first.

Note: More Triggers and Ordering Issues

You’re going to want to do the Genis subquest at Palmacosta Academy before you leave as this unlocks a skit down the line. Try to do all of the Dorr/Imposters stuff in Palmacosta first before visiting Palmacosta Academy, just to be sure. Once on the overworld, you should visit Nova’s Caravan for a skit much later, but avoid the Thoda Sightseeing Dock as that will stop a skit from appearing.

106 Combo! Lloyd and Genis

If you’ve been going for Genis as Lloyd’s soulmate, this is the earliest point in the game you can unlock this skit, as the boost from the Palmacosta Academy test will allow him to overtake Colette. Therefore I’m listing it here, even though you should be going for Kratos and then Sheena if you want to see as many skits as possible.

336 Qualifications as a Teacher

This is an interesting skit. I’ve generally gotten it to appear on the overworld when travelling in the Asgard region, but recently had it appear here on the way to Hakonesia Peak. Due to this fact and the subject matter I think it must be related to your affection level with Kratos and require it to be above a certain level, or for him to simply have the highest Affection in the party. If you don’t get it this early don’t worry, it usually pops up later in the game, but always on the overworld.

329 Lloyd Admonished

At Hakonesia Peak, after hearing about the Desians attacking Palmacosta.

069 Lloyd Praised

Leave Hakonesia Peak after talking to Koton, and this skit will appear.

182 Mystery of the Imposters

A skit that first shows up after saving Cacao at Palmacosta. I got it in the upstairs room of her shop.

070 Palmacosta’s Future

After saving Cacao, exit her shop and the skit will trigger.

009 Don’t Tell Lloyd

A bit of an obscure one: you have to have completed Genis’ event at Palmacosta Academy, then after saving Cacao, enter the part of Palmacosta with the market and harbour and it should trigger. I’ve known it to be a bit finicky with when you completed the Academy event, it has to be after speaking to Dorr and giving the potion to the imposters I believe.

338 Defeat Magnius

Travelling the overworld after saving Cacao will cause this skit to appear.

183 Strange Raine

This is the skit that requires you to not have visited Thoda Dock or spoken to the priests at the House of Salvation. It will show up here after lingering on the overworld for a while if these conditions are met.

107 Combo! Lloyd and Raine

This is the earliest point you can get Raine’s affection level to the point where she’ll like Lloyd the best, triggering this “Combo!” skit after a battle. Again, prioritise Kratos and Sheena if you want to see the most skits, and get this one later.

Palmacosta Ranch and Thoda Geyser (15 skits)

089 The Second Ranch

This skit will trigger on entering the Palmacosta Ranch map on your way to meet Neil.

330 Dorr’s True Intention

If you decide to confront Dorr before taking on Magnius, this skit will trigger on the overworld on your way to Palmacosta.

075 He’s a Father

After Dorr’s death, this skit will pop up on entering the area of Palmacosta where the inn is located.

074 Parental Love

Like the above, a skit triggered by entering an area of Palmacosta after Dorr’s death.

073 Mystery of the Desians

The same as the two above, this is triggered in Palmacosta after Dorr’s death. Entering and exiting buildings like the inn will get it to show up.

341 At the Palmacosta Ranch

This skit will appear while exploring the interior of Palmacosta Ranch.

090 Make Sense?

This one automatically shows up on the overworld after Raine blows up Palmacosta Ranch.

337 Justice and Strength

Travelling the overworld after Magnius’ defeat will get this skit to appear.

072 Someday

Another overworld skit that appears post-Palmacosta Ranch, but this one requires you to enter a location, then exit, rather than being time-triggered. I got it on exiting Palmacosta.

328 Tower of Salvation

After you retrieve the Spiritua Statue from Thoda Geyser, wander the outside of the geyser for a few seconds and the skit should pop up.

343 Seal of Water

This skit will appear after spending 10 minutes in the Seal of Water without releasing the seal.

342 Get Bored Before Lloyd

This skit show up 10 minutes after changing the Sorcerer’s Ring to water power in the Seal of Water. Again, you must not release the seal beforehand.

148 Sleepless Night

After Colette releases the second seal and loses the ability to sleep, go rest at an inn and you’ll get this skit. I usually get it at the Thoda Sightseeing Dock after releasing the Seal of Water.

063 Getting Bored

This one will show up on the overworld when you leave the place where you released the second seal. This can be any of the seals after the Seal of Fire, but I generally do the Seal of Water second.

071 Angel Language

Give the Spiritua Statue to Koton and read the Book of Regeneration. Leaving Koton’s cabin, this skit should pop up.

The Seal of Wind (7 skits)

157 Human Ranch

After crossing into the Asgard region, go to any inn and sleep. You should get this skit.

076 Leave It to Me

After gaining the Balacruf map in Asgard and picking up Raine at Aisha and Linar’s house, return to the main part of the city and this skit will appear.

345 Test in Ruins

This skit appears in Balacruf Mausoleum after around 10 minutes. Don’t release the seal or the skit will become unavailable.

344 Traps in Ruins

Exactly the same as above.

311 That’s Enough

Release the third seal, whichever order you may do them in, and you’ll get this skit while travelling the overworld.

310 Assassin with Kind Eyes

Travel the overworld after fighting Sheena a second time, but before meeting her in the devastated Luin, and this skit will show up after a little bit.

312 Colette Not Cold

Another skit that will be obtained by travelling the overworld after releasing the third seal.

Luin Destroyed and Asgard Human Ranch (11 skits)

077 Tragedy in Luin

This skit should pop up immediately after encountering Sheena in the devastated Luin.

335 Corrine’s Happy Too

This skit should appear shortly after recruiting Sheena. I usually get it almost immediately after she joins.

109 Combo! Lloyd and Sheena

Strangely it is possible to have Sheena as number one in Affection as soon as she joins, and if you have taken that path you’ll unlock this skit after a battle. If not you can just get it at any later part of the game.

331 Let’s Make Them Pay!

This skit will only be available if Sheena offers to join the party the first time you find her in ruined Luin. To do this she must be in the top three in terms of her Affection level, relative to the five party members at this point. After she joins, this skit will appear after spending time on the overworld before going to Asgard Human Ranch.

333 Truth About Exspheres

After you’ve braved Asgard Ranch for the first time, this skit will become available while on the overworld, before you make your way back to Luin.

340 Kratos…angry?

This skit should pop up shortly after receiving the Desian Orb from Pietro and Sophia. I’ve gotten it in Hima, and also on the overworld.

339 Lloyd’s Parents

After you’ve received the Desian Orb and before going back to Asgard Ranch, this skit should appear while on the overworld.

088 The Power of Exspheres

Coming back to Asgard Ranch with the Desian Orb, this skit will automatically appear when you enter from the overworld.

084 Kind Heart

These next two skits are related and depend on your party. Firstly, you must take Colette with you to fight Kvar at Asgard Ranch. Wait 10 minutes, then move to another screen and this skit should pop up. Time you spent as the deactivation party also counts towards this skit, but it will only appear once you return to Lloyd and Colette.

085 I’m Sorry

All the requirements for #084 apply here. After getting #084, leave the room you’re in and go to another screen, then another. This skit should appear.

346 Restless

This skit requires you to take a party of Lloyd, Kratos and Raine to fight Kvar. After 10 minutes of waiting around in the Ranch you should get this skit to show up. It is therefore impossible to get this skit and #084/#085, since those require Colette to be with Lloyd, and there’s no switching round party members once the teams are set.

The First Pact and Healing Pietro (14 skits)

Note: Don’t Become an Angel

At this point we want to prolong releasing the 4th seal, as this will rob Colette of the ability to speak, and deprive us of a number of skits. Essentially releasing the 4th seal should be the last thing you do, though you will have to briefly visit the Tower of Mana for Boltzman’s Book of Healing. Furthermore, you don’t want to start restoring Luin now if you want to see all the Luin skits. They’re some of the most annoying skits in the game to trigger consistently and it’s better to do them all in one go later.

152 Born to Save the World

After defeating Kvar you’ll end up in Asgard. Just rest at any inn there and you’ll get this skit.

091 Avenge

After defeating Kvar, leave Asgard and this skit will be available.

332 Chicken or the Egg

A skit that shows up travelling the overworld after defeating Kvar.

116 Too Hot

Cook a meal with Colette after a battle at this point in the game and you should see this skit.

316 What’s EC?

This skit becomes available after defeating Kvar and will show up while you’re travelling the overworld, but it takes a long time to appear.

064 Lloyd’s Bad Habit

Go to Lake Umacy and Sheena will reluctantly propose making a pact with Undine. Back on the overworld, this skit will pop up.

K04 The Pursuit of Strength

On your way to Thoda Island to make the pact, you should encounter this last Training Manual skit between Lloyd and Kratos. According to Magic Phantasian, it requires 200 battles.

317 Sheena Afraid of Failure

This skit pops up on your journey to Thoda Island. It can appear on the overworld or the island itself.

065 Summoner Sheena

After you make the pact with Undine, go back through the warp point and this skit should pop up.

153 The First Pact

Resting at an inn after making the pact with Undine should unlock this skit.

078 The Truth

Leave the Thoda Sightseeing Dock after making the pact with Undine and this skit will appear. However it requires Colette to have the ability to speak.

068 To Become an Angel

After you get the horn from the unicorn at Lake Umacy, this skit will appear. It also requires Colette be able to speak.

315 Do Goddesses Get Sick?

After getting the unicorn horn, travel the overworld a little while and this skit should show up.

334 Master Boltzman

After retrieving the Book of Boltzman from the Tower of Mana lobby, travelling the overworld will cause this skit to appear. It requires Colette have the ability to speak.

Other Pacts, Tower of Mana, Finishing Up Sylvarant (12 skits)

318 It Just Got Hotter!

Before going to Tethe’alla, go back to Triet Ruins and make the pact with Efreet. Leave the seal chamber and this skit will pop up. It doesn’t involve Colette but I still recommend getting this before the 4th seal. Actually, you don’t need to make the pact with Efreet if you don’t want to, just hang around Triet Ruins with Sheena after she has Undine and this skit will show up.

079 Just Another Pact

Having got the pact with Efreet, leave the Triet Ruins for the overworld and this skit should appear. It may require you to have watched #065, since it references that skit.

156 Sheena’s Nightmare

This one’s a real doozy, I had real trouble triggering it in the past. Basically you need to have had 70 battles with Sheena in the party (thanks, Magic Phantasian!) then go and rest at an inn. Additionally, the skit involves Colette speaking, so it must be seen before the 4th seal.

347 Splitting Up is Nervous

This next bunch of five skits require you to linger at the Tower of Mana for 10 minutes before releasing the seal, and have certain party member combinations when you split up. This first one is between Lloyd and Colette. The nice thing is that you can go back to the lobby and exchange party members if you want to see all of them – you don’t need to wait 10 minutes for each one, they’ll show up after around 30 seconds of changing the party. However, you may need to be waiting in a part of the Tower other than the lobby for them to appear.

348 Splitting Up is Anxious

A conversation between Lloyd and Genis at the Tower of Mana.

349 Hurry and Regroup

Conversation between Lloyd and Raine at the Tower of Mana.

350 Difficult to Fight Separated

This one is between Lloyd and Kratos at the Tower of Mana.

351 Splitting Up is Worrisome

This last one is slightly different, it’s between Kratos and Sheena, and requires you have the two of them in the non-Lloyd party at the Tower of Mana.

314 I Want to Save Colette

Travel the overworld after releasing all four Sylvarant seals and this skit will appear.

313 Are You Tired Genis

Same as above, it should pop up a little after #314.

149 Why is Colette…

Sleep at an inn after releasing all four seals and this skit should start playing.

150 Kratos and Noishe

The last Sylvarant skit in this list can be found by resting at the inn at Hima on your last visit there, just before you go up the mountain to meet the “dragon tours” guy. It may require you to have Kratos as your highest Affection character, as I’ve had difficulties triggering it in some playthroughs.

Journey to Tethe’alla (13 skits)

186 Lloyd Humiliated

When escaping the Sylvarant Base, you should get this one easily.

185 Betrayer Kratos

This will appear in the Sylvarant Base, usually the third screen you explore.

184 Yggdrasill’s Aim

As above, it should turn up on the third screen of Sylvarant Base.

010 They’re Elves

As soon as you get to Tethe’alla, you’ll get this funny skit.

193 I’m a Hypocrite

A skit that should show up when coming down from the Fooji Mountains.

192 Flying

Exactly the same as above.

012 Don’t Give Up

Much the same as the two above, I usually get this one at the base of the Fooji Mountains.

191 Angel Yggdrasill

Exactly as above.

U01 Tethe’alla’s Chosen

This one also shows up at the base of the Fooji Mountains in most of my playthroughs. This skit was left out of the Katz Village library, likely by accident, so it doesn’t have an official number.

187 Kratos, Our Enemy

Another one of the bevy of skits that appears after you go to Tethe’alla, I’ve gotten it in Fooji Mountains or the overworld.

013 Angry Noishe

Leave the Fooji Mountains for the overworld, and this skit will pop up.

011 Lloyd Confesses His Love

Once on the overworld, go back to the Fooji Mountains, then leave for the overworld again and this skit will pop up.

014 Tethe’alla, the Flourishing World

When you arrive in Meltokio for the first time, you’ll get this skit.

New Friends and Enemies (15 skits)

132 Intellectual Hunnies

With Presea and Zelos in tow, visit the Sancta Cassius inn before you leave Meltokio. This skit will occur on staying there.

112 Combo! Lloyd and Presea

I’m putting this skit here because this is where you would get it, but the requirements for this one are different from anything else you’ll find in this guide. Unlike the rest of the party Presea has two “Combo!” skits, one for when her heart is sealed by the Cruxis Crystal, and one for when she is released. Now generally you cannot see #112 (the Cruxis Crystal one) because it is impossible to raise Presea’s Affection that high during the portion of the game where her heart is sealed. To see it, therefore, you have to carry over Affection from a previous game where Presea is the highest Affection character using the GRADE Shop, which is a New Game Plus feature. Furthermore, Presea’s Affection will have to be very high, as your other characters’ Affection levels will be rising during the Sylvarant part of the game, so if any of them overtake Presea’s before she joins the party, this skit will again be unavailable.

I should say that I haven’t tested this theory out myself, so it is in part speculation, but I believe it makes logical sense. Other than the skits I have never been able to trigger, this may be the hardest skit to see in the game.

189 Presea’s Job

You’ll get this skit on the overworld before going to the Grand Tethe’alla Bridge.

188 Hunnies of the World

This skit also shows up on the overworld before you enter the Grand Tethe’alla Bridge.

367 Nicknames

A skit that appears while you cross the Tethe’alla Bridge.

195 Ozette and Colette

Another skit that appears while crossing the Tethe’alla Bridge.

194 Happiness Charms

A third skit that pops up on the Tethe’alla Bridge map.

190 Sharp-nosed Spotted Jerboa

The final skit that can be found on the Tethe’alla Bridge. These last two lead on from #189 and may require you to have viewed that one to appear.

015 Similar

On leaving the Tethe’alla Bridge for the overworld, this skit will pop up.

196 Tethe’alla’s Architectural Technology

Linger on the overworld before entering Sybak and this skit will show up.

198 Curiosity Towards the Unknown

After Sheena rejoins the party at Sybak, this skit becomes elligible. It will usually pop up as you make your way out of Sybak, or you can just wait in the room until you see it.

197 Sheena’s Spell

Like the above, a skit that appears shortly after Sheena rejoins the party.

016 Hurry Along the Tethe’alla Bridge

Leave Sybak and once on the overworld, this skit should immediately pop up. I believe that on the GameCube version of Tales, this would appear when you were crossing the Tethe’alla Bridge itself.

017 Half-elves in Tethe’alla

Leave the Tethe’alla Bridge after rescuing Genis and Raine, and this skit will show up on the overworld.

199 You Changed, Too

Hang around on the overworld before going to Fooji Mountains, and this skit will soon present itself.

Colette’s Back! (14 skits)

201 A Girl Who Lost Her Heart

A skit that appears shortly after Colette returns to normal.

200 We’re Alike

Another skit that turns up in Fooji Mountains after Colette regains herself.

118 I Can Taste Again!

Leave Fooji Mountains for the overworld, and cook a meal after a battle. You should get this skit.

018 Corrine in Danger

After reaching Meltokio via the sewers, this skit appears when you enter the part of the city with the castle and cathedral.

202 EC

Once Lloyd receives the Wing Pack in Meltokio, this skit should pop up shortly afterwards.

206 Two Chosen

This skit pops up starting from when you use the EC for the first time. Get it before you get to Sybak.

205 Cute Ribbon

A skit that first becomes available at this point in the story. I’ve gotten it on the overworld, in Gaoracchia Forest, or later in the game. Thanks to Magic Phantasian, I now know that Colette must’ve been in 100 battles, and Presea in 50, for it to show up.

369 Labyrinth Forest

Pops up not long after you start exploring Gaoracchia Forest.

210 Legendary Strategy

This one will show up after spending longer in Gaoracchia Forest.

211 Best Strategy

After about 10 minutes in Gaoracchia Forest (not counting battles) you should see this skit as well.

207 Mizuho, Kingdom of Gold

In Gaoracchia Forest after fighting Regal, this skit should show up quickly.

019 Pretty Boys Die Young

Leave Gaoracchia Forest for the overworld after fighting Regal and this skit will pop up.

208 Mizuho, the Mysterious Kingdom

Linger on the overworld before visiting Mizuho to get this skit.

209 People of Mizuho

As above, wait on the overworld before entering Mizuho and you’ll get this skit.

Mizuho, Ozette, and Altessa’s (13 skits)

215 Mizuho’s Information Network

After meeting Tiga in Mizuho, hang around the village and you’ll get a bunch of skits, of which this is the first.

214 Small Knight

A skit found in Mizuho after speaking to Tiga.

212 Reasons for the Shackles

A skit you get in Mizuho after recruiting Regal.

T01 Mizuho, the Mystical Village

This is the last skit that shows up in Mizuho after speaking to Tiga, and one of the three skits in the game that grants a character a title, in this case Zelos’ “Idiot Chosen” title. It doesn’t show up in the Katz Village list so I gave it its own custom number. Although this skit references earlier skits, you don’t need to have viewed those for this skit to appear.

119 Chef Regal

After Regal joins the party, have him cook a meal after a battle and this skit will trigger afterwards.

213 Chosen from the Other World

Back on the overworld after seeing Mizuho, this skit should appear after a short while.

127 Elite from the Underworld Returns

Now that you have a full party, you should be able to go back to Gaoracchia Forest and fight the Sword Dancer again. When you defeat him, this skit starts playing immediately.

020 Weird Guest

In Ozette, after you see Presea and Rodyle talking, this skit should pop up.

022 Is Tabatha an Angel?

Visit Altessa, and when you leave his house for the overworld, this skit will be available.

218 Dirk and Altessa

Hang around on the overworld before returning to Ozette and this skit will shortly appear.

021 Use Your Head

You’ll see this skit appear when you leave Ozette on your way to the Toize Valley Mine.

219 Homesick

A skit found on the overworld travelling between Ozette and Toize Valley Mine.

216 Shackles

Another skit that shows up on the overworld on your way to Toize Valley Mine.

Toize Valley Mine, Back to Ozette (15 skits)

224 Mine from Ancient Times

Not long after you arrive at Toize Valley Mine, this skit triggers.

223 Machines That Are Still Alive

A second skit you should see in your regular exploration of the mine.

222 Bomber Ring

After you get the bomb power for your Sorcerer’s Ring, this skit will become available.

221 I’m Tired of Mines

Another Toize Valley Mine skit, this requires you to spend 10 minutes on the map before it appears.

220 You and I are…

At the mine entrance on your way out Regal will tell you something about himself. Shortly afterwards, this skit should pop up. Don’t leave the mine till you see it.

229 Colette’s Secret

After Presea rejoins the party in Ozette, hang around and this skit will appear.

225 I’m Not a Kid

As the above, it should appear in Ozette shortly after Presea joins the party. If not, you have to have had 100 battles with Genis in the party, and 50 with Presea (Credit: Magic Phantasian).

133 Pray for Colette’s Safety

Rest at the inn at Ozette and you’ll see this skit.

T02 Poke Poke

This skit grants Presea her “Paw Mania” title. You can get it on the overworld after making a key crest for Presea and having her join the party after Toize Valley Mine. Don’t advance the plot any further before getting this skit as it can become unavailable later in the game.

230 Presea’s Wish Tag

Travelling the overworld after Presea rejoins but before Colette returns can get you this series of skits.

231 Wish Tag from Sacred Wood

A sequel to #230, it can appear anywhere a short time after you’ve viewed the previous skit.

232 When the Wish Comes True

A third skit concerning Presea’s Wish Tag, this will appear shortly after viewing the first two.

204 Zelos’ Power of Observation

A weird skit, I’m not entirely sure of what triggers it but it first becomes available here. If you go back to Meltokio, through the sewers to the main area, it should show up there. I believe it could be related to using Zelos’ “Personal” EX-skill, the one that makes female NPCs give him gifts if he talks to them. This is a useful skill that I always use extensively in my playthroughs – if you don’t see this skit appearing you may need to use it more.

228 Small Hope

Another skit you can get on the overworld after Colette leaves the party, either on your way to Mizuho or going from there to the Temple of Lightning.

113 Combo Again! Lloyd and Presea

This is also around the earliest time you can get Presea as your highest Affection character, triggering this skit.

Temple of Lightning, Tethe’alla Base (15 skits)

024 Sheena’s Real Name

In the Chief’s room in Mizuho, after Sheena agrees to go to the Temple of Lightning, you’ll see this skit.

233 Pact with Volt

Get this one on the overworld on your way to the Temple of Lightning.

227 Reminiscent

This one first shows up on the overworld on your way to the Temple of Lightning too.

025 Do Your Best!

This skit triggers immediately on entering the Temple of Lightning.

234 Beautiful Mutual Trust

A skit that appears not long after getting to the Temple of Lightning.

236 Beware of Lightning

This skit will show up after around 10 minutes in the Temple of Lightning, before making the pact with Volt.

237 For Depressed People

A skit that shows up soon after Sheena makes the pact with Volt.

026 Thank You, Corrine

Back on the overworld after making the pact with Volt, you’ll get this skit.

306 Tingles

Spend around 10 minutes in the Renegades’ Tethe’alla Base and this skit will show up.

305 Renegade’s Technology

As above, it will show after 10 minutes in the Tethe’alla Base.

238 Common and Silly

This skit first becomes available on the overworld after getting the Rheiards.

134 Not the Time to Wander Off

If you attempt to enter areas like the Temple of Earth, Temple of Ice, etc., before saving Colette, this skit will play and prevent you entering.

023 Fight with Your Feet

A fairly unique skit that I first noticed showing up here. Basically you have to spend all your Gald in a shop or the like, then wait a little bit, possibly on the overworld, and this skit should trigger. Your Gald must be at zero, which makes it incredibly hard to trigger once you have millions, as might be the case in a New Game Plus playthrough.

110 Combo! Lloyd and Zelos

If you really plan ahead you can get Zelos as your highest Affection character by this point in the game, which will trigger this skit after a battle.

111 Combo! Lloyd and Regal

You can also get Regal as Lloyd’s best friend at this point, which will cause this skit to appear after a battle.

Colette’s Back! Again! (13 skits)

Note: Sidequests

Pick up an Exsphere Shard from Tabitha for use in the Aska subquest to make a skit appear later. Also start the Abyssion sidequest for a later skit.

066 Looks Can Be Deceiving

As soon as you touch down on the overworld after saving Colette, you’ll see this skit appear.

T03 Paw

The third and final title-granting skit, this time for Regal. It requires you to have seen “Poke Poke”, and can be gotten on the overworld.

246 Their Relationship

Another overworld skit that appears after saving Colette.

244 Cute and Strong Ribbon

A skit that shows on the overworld after saving Colette. Colette must’ve been in 150 battles, Genis 100, Presea 100 (Credit: Magic Phantasian).

243 Time Does Not Go Back

Another overworld skit post-Colette’s rescue.

239 Smile and Forgive

Another post-Colette’s saving overworld skit.

240 Lloyd Reluctant

Again, a skit that shows up after saving Colette. Requires the #230-#232 skit chain.

241 Thank You for Saving Me

For this skit to appear, Genis has to have been in 150 battles, while Presea has to have been in 100 battles. Battles you fled from also count. If this is the case it will show up at this point. (Credit: Magic Phantasian).

319 Zelos’ Lecture

A sequel to #241, it will appear 40 seconds after watching the above.

067 Top of the Class

A skit that appears when entering an area after saving Colette, and having viewed #066.

027 I Can’t Tell Anyone

A skit that appears after a screen transition, post-saving Colette.

245 Kendama Competition

Yet another skit that shows up after saving Colette, this one doesn’t show up on the overworld, but in towns and dungeons.

365 Mystery Behind Zelos, the Valedictorian

A final overworld skit for the Zelos skit series, after #066 and #067.

Temple of Earth, Temple of Ice, Mithos (15 skits)

354 Earthquake!

Before making a pact with Gnome, stand around for 10 minutes in the Temple of Earth, and these three skits will present themselves.

353 Greedy People

See above.

352 Gnomelette

See above.

378 Ribbon

After you defeat Gnome, this skit pops up within 30 seconds or so.

356 When You Get Older…

You know the drill: spend 10 minutes in the Temple of Ice and this skit will appear.

355 Cold Weather

The same as the above.

379 Zelos’ True Nature

A skit that manifests as soon as you defeat Celsius.

030 Two Who Can’t Return

After Ozette is destroyed, this skit pops up.

U02 Secret of Ozette

Remain in Ozette after its destruction and this skit will soon appear. It was left off the Katz Village library for some reason.

028 Let’s Be Friends

A skit that appears on a screen transition after Mithos joins the gang.

029 Kendama and Mithos

A skit that shows up not long after you join up with Mithos.

248 Noishe and Mithos

Stay on the overworld before going to Altessa’s and this skit will show up.

249 Old Friend of Noishe

Another skit that will appear on the overworld after joining with Mithos.

247 Mithos the Hero

Yet another skit that becomes eligible after joining Mithos. This one may require #028 to be seen first.

217 Automatic Doll Tabatha

On the overworld again after spending the night at Altessa’s, this skit will turn up soon. It may require you to have watched #022.

Altamira, Otherwordly Gate, Back to Sylvarant (15 skits)

372 Older Sister

While on the hunt for Raine, go to an inn and rest. You should see this skit between Mithos and Genis.

250 Otherworldly Gate

After overhearing the conversation between the Lezareno employees in Altamira, stay in the lobby of the company building and this skit will soon appear.

253 Past Wounds

Before visiting the Otherworldly Gate, stay on the overworld until this skit pops up.

033 Traitors

As soon as you touch down in Sylvarant, you should see this skit.

094 Aska…Fascinating…

This skit first appears here and requires you to have started the Aska quest by speaking to Nova. In addition, you have to have picked up an Exsphere Shard from either Dirk or Altessa. You may also need to have made a Pact with Sylph, so if you don’t see this skit here, go and fulfil those requirements.

373 Again on a Journey of Regeneration

Travel a little in Sylvarant and this skit soon shows up.

035 Human Ranch Rebuilt

Leave Palmacosta after talking to Neil and this skit will trigger.

034 She’s a Walking Bomb!

Go back into Palmacosta, then leave again. Easiest way to get this one to show up.

031 What Zelos Wants

These skits require you to have seen #241 and #319, and are all obtained by resting at an inn at this point in the game. I got them by resting at Palmacosta for six times in a row.

032 What Sheena Gave

See #031.

251 What Raine Wants

See #031.

252 What Colette Wants

See #031.

135 Regal’s Suggestion

See #031.

136 Lloyd’s Suggestion

See #031.

226 …I…I…I…I…I…

After you’ve seen all the above inn skits, this skit will become available while walking around. It ends the Genis and Presea gift series of skits.

Remote Island Ranch, Altamira Again, Saving Kate (14 skits)

036 Better to Be Deceived

Don’t take up Botta on his offer immediately, instead leave Palmacosta Ranch and this skit will present itself.

368 A Ruin in the Sea

Before going to Remote Island Human Ranch, stay on the overworld and this skit will show up after a little bit.

255 Remote Island Human Ranch

Spend 10 minutes in Remote Island Human Ranch and this skit will show up.

040 My Exsphere

After you visit Neil in Palmacosta again, this skit should trigger outside the government building.

039 What is Best

A skit that shows up in Palmacosta after Rodyle’s defeat.

242 You’re Not Alone

As above.

038 Don’t Betray Me

Same as above. May require a screen transition in Palmacosta to trigger.

308 To Altamira

Pretty much as soon as you drop Mithos off at Altessa’s, you get this skit.

256 Memories of Corrine

This skit first becomes available at this point in the game, I usually see it on the overworld on my way to Altamira.

254 Avenged

A skit that pops up soon after learning of Regal and Presea’s connection in Altamira.

080 President’s Job

Return to the main area of Altamira after hearing Regal’s revelation, and this skit appears automatically.

120 Unforgettable Taste

Cook a meal with Regal after a battle and you’ll get this skit.

082 The Life She Chose

This skit is connected to the “rescue Kate” subquest. After saving her and returning her to Ozette, you’ll be back in Meltokio. Leave the city and this skit will appear.

081 Shameful Knowledge

After seeing #082, simply go back into Meltokio and come out again. Then this skit will appear.

Shadow, Luna, Iselia Ranch, Iselia and Dirk’s House (15 skits)

357 Another Side of Lloyd

This skit requires you spend 10 minutes in the Temple of Darkness. I’ve always believed these skits become unavailable after you make the pact with the Summon Spirit, but this one didn’t – I’ve gotten it on my way out after beating Shadow.

093 Darkness Beam

This skit shows up in the Temple of Darkness on your way out too, appearing when you return to the main area of the dungeon.

092 When the Worlds Split Apart

This skit appears after you’ve formed Pacts with all Summon Spirits except Luna. I usually see it in the Temple of Darkness on my way out.

098 Where Shall We Live? Sylvarant Team

These next two skits appear when leaving locations after forming Pacts with all Spirits except Luna. I’ve found that if you start the mini-event added in the PS3 version of the game, where the party visits a bunch of locations in Tethe’alla, you’ll actually stop these skits from appearing, so be careful.

097 Where Shall We Live? Tethe’alla Team

I generally get this skit when leaving the Linkite Tree after restoring it.

096 Trust

This skit will appear when leaving a location after restoring the Linkite Tree, but before making the Pact with Luna.

095 Give the Flute to Mithos

As above, it will appear when leaving a location after restoring the Linkite Tree, but before making the Pact with Luna. Just enter and exit the Linkite Tree location to see them all.

320 For Lazy People

On your way to Luna in the Tower of Mana, this skit will appear, generally on the staircases.

037 Enemies

A skit that appears as soon as you reach Iselia Ranch with Kratos.

307 Small First Step

This skit becomes available after you’ve seen the scene with Chocolat and the Mayor in Iselia, and joined up with Raine.

360 Is It My Fault?

Another skit that should turn up shortly after finding Raine outside her old house in Iselia.

045 Cursed Sword of Nebilim

If you’ve started the Abyssion subquest, you’ll get this skit when you arrive at Dirk’s House.

375 Dirk’s Skills

Hang around outside Dirk’s House until you see this skit.

137 The Desian Hero

Crossing the bridge to Dirk’s House will make this skit play automatically.

359 Is It a Punishment?

This skit also first becomes available outside Dirk’s House, though it can be gotten later as well.

Restoring Luin (10 skits)

361 Luin Rebuilt 1

The Luin skits can be a pain to trigger. While you can get the first two skits earlier than this, it’s much better to do them all at once. This first skit becomes available after the 3rd payment to restore Luin, for 21,500 Gald. Once you’ve payed Pietro this, go to the overworld and wait 40 seconds. This skit should pop up.

362 Luin Rebuilt 2

After seeing #361, wait another 40 seconds on the overworld and this skit should pop up too.

274 Luin Rebuilt 3

Here’s where it gets complicated. You must have made the 6th payment to restore Luin, for 25,000 Gald. You have to then go out to the overworld, come back in to Luin, but not make the next payment, just go out immediately again. Then wait 40 seconds on the overworld and this should show up. This skit references Palmacosta’s destruction, so you can’t get it earlier than that anyway.

275 Luin Rebuilt 4

Fast forward to the 9th payment, for 45,000 Gald. As before, leave, come back to Luin, then leave again without making any further payments. Wait 40 seconds on the overworld and this skit will appear.

276 Luin Rebuilt!

Give Pietro the 10th payment, of 50,000 Gald, then leave Luin. Come back to see how it looks and leave immediately after. Wait 40 seconds on the field and you’ll see this skit.

277 Luin Reborn

Same as the last two, make the 11th payment (75,000 Gald), leave, come back again, leave again. Wait 40 seconds outside and get this skit.

278 Living Our Days to the Fullest

Make the 12th payment of 100,000 Gald to Pietro, leave for the overworld. Come back to Luin, leave again. On the overworld after 40 seconds, you’ll see this skit. Phew!

280 Sheena’s Statue

These last three are slightly different. You have to make the payment, come back again, but instead of leaving immediately you have to examine the relevant statue. Then wait 40 seconds on the overworld for the skit to appear.

279 Lloyd’s Statue

Lloyd’s statue is made after the 14th payment to Luin, for 5,000 Gald.

281 Raine’s Statue

The 15th and final payment to Luin gets Raine’s statue, examine it then wait 40 seconds on the overworld, just like all the others.

Healing Colette (11 skits)

121 Master Chef, Genis

Cook with Genis after a battle and you’ll see this skit. According to Magic Phantasian, Genis needs to have been in 150 battles or more.

099 Mother

Starting at this point of the game, you can do the Virginia event in Exire. On completing it and leaving Exire, you should get this skit.

363 My Sister

Go rest at an inn after doing the Virginia event, and you’ll see this one.

100 The Eternal Obsession

Leaving an area after meeting Virginia will trigger this skit.

261 Chosen’s Sickness

After visiting Sybak and heading towards the Meltokio Castle archives, you’ll get this one on the overworld.

044 Fifteen Years from Now

This skit always appears for me in Meltokio on the way to the archives, specifically on the screen where the entrance to the Sewers is. It may require you to have been using Zelos’ “Personal” EX-Skill.

041 End of the Revenge

This one appears shortly after Regal and Presea murder Vharley.

304 Zelos’ Hormones

Another skit that could be related to Zelos’ “Personal” EX-Skill, it generally appears for me as I leave Meltokio Castle after saving the King.

138 A Fine Chosen

Visiting an inn after saving the King of Tethe’alla and clearing your name will get you this skit.

263 Future of this Kingdom

An overworld skit that appears after the party expose the Pope’s misdeeds.

262 To Heimdall

Wait on the overworld before visiting Heimdall and you’ll see this skit.

Heimdall (7 skits)

154 Heimdall

When you get to Ymir Forest this skit will play automatically.

324 Ymir Fruit

Talk to the boy blocking your way who wants the Ymir Fruit. A few minutes of waiting in the forest later and this skit will appear.

321 Dirk and Animals

Another bunch of waiting in Ymir Forest and this skit will show up.

323 Zelos and Animals

Wait even longer in Ymir Forest and this skit will appear.

322 More than Words

This final Ymir Forest skit comes along at the same time as #323. It requires a lot of hanging around.

360 Despised

On your way out of Heimdall, linger at the entrance once you’ve rejoined Genis and Raine, and this skit will soon appear.

288 Prideful Elves

This skit also can appear at Heimdall’s entrance after meeting the Elder, or on the overworld.

Note: Noishe’s Fans

Speak to the two Elven boys at Heimdall’s entrance, this will unlock a skit down the line.

Latheon Gorge and SE Abbey (10 skits)

359 Rhythm

10 minutes of waiting on the tricky Latheon Gorge map will get you this skit.

358 On Purpose

This one should pop up soon after seeing #359.

155 There She Goes!

After getting the Mana Leaf Herb in Latheon Gorge, this skit plays by itself.

366 All Guys Are the Same!

After Latheon Gorge you can do the Princess Hilda subquest, starting from talking to Zelos’ butler. After it’s completed, this skit will appear after waiting a while on the overworld.

258 Klonoa?

Also after Latheon Gorge you can get Presea’s “Dream Traveller” costume/title from Altamira. Keep it equipped afterwards, leave Altamira, and go run round some random towns as Presea. It should appear there.

327 Sheena the Evil Witch

Once Zelos tells you to go visit his sister, this skit becomes available on the overworld.

326 Zelos Depressed

Like the above, it shows up on the overworld on your way to Seles.

325 Zelos’ Sister

The final skit that appears on the overworld while travelling to Seles.

264 Your Sister Hates You?

This skit shows up pretty much immediately after you meet Seles at SE Abbey.

043 Great Mysterious Handsome Warrior

After meeting Seles you can go back to Zelos’ house in Meltokio and get his “Masked Swordsman” title. Once you have this, if you keep the title equipped for long enough, you should see this skit. I got it after a bunch of battles on the overworld. Rather then wait for it here it may be best to keep going on with the game until you see it.

Welgaia, Tower of Salvation, Flanoir (12 skits)

047 Dolls

You’ll see this skit when you enter Welgaia for the first time.

266 Strange City

A skit that shows up while exploring Welgaia.

265 Angels Without Soul

Another skit that appears on your first visit to Welgaia.

271 Looking at the Stars

This skit will show up on your descent down the Tower of Salvation. I usually get it in the anti-gravity chamber.

269 Empty, Silent World

Like the above, you’ll get it while escaping the Tower of Salvation.

268 Weightless

Another skit obtained in the Tower of Salvation. You need to have visited the weightless room.

270 Almost to the Exit

One final skit from the Tower of Salvation. This one appears after you’ve used the elevator.

151 Eternal Sword and the Right

Trigger this skit by going up to the Eternal Sword at the base of the Tower of Salvation.

267 Genis Disturbed

You’ll see this skit appear shortly after fighting Yggdrasill on your way out of the Tower of Salvation.

049 He Was My Friend

Leave Altessa’s for the doctor in Flanoir, and this skit will trigger on the overworld.

048 Good Doctor

You’ll get this skit on arriving at Flanoir in search of the doctor.

272 Mind Over Matter

Go to the part of Flanoir where the doctor’s office is located, and this skit will pop up.

Sidequests Post-Flanoir (11 skits)

364 Dirk’s Way of Memorization

This random skit shows up on the overworld after the Flanoir Inn scene. Guess they couldn’t figure where else to put it.

127 Elite from the Underworld Take Three

Around this point you can do the last Sword Dancer fight in Iselia Forest. After the fight you’ll get this skit.

046 You Have Us

You can also fight Abyssion at the Temple of Darkness at this point. On leaving the Temple afterwards, this skit will pop up.

042 The Conman

This skit comes up during the Aifread subquest, started in restored Luin. After getting conned by the pirate, leave the town and this skit will pop up.

377 I’m a Pirate!

Go rest at an inn with Lloyd’s “Arggh, Me Hearties” title equipped. You get it by talking to Aifread in Luin.

083 Colette Dressed Up

After the Flanoir Inn scene, you can get Colette’s Maid costume at Meltokio Castle. After obtaining it, go to an inn and rest with Colette still dressed up and this skit will play.

086 Escape Rate

After Raine gets her “Maiden” title/costume in Asgard, rest in an inn. This skit will play as long as the title is still equipped.

050 Chief Awakens

After you awaken Chief Igaguri and get Sheena’s “Successor” title/costume, this skit should trigger in Mizuho.

257 Next Chief

Rest at an inn after getting Sheena’s “Successor” title/costume. Make sure she has it equipped, and Zelos is still with you.

087 Ancestral Obsidian Jewel

A sequel to #023, this again requires you have zero gald on you at this point in the game. If you can’t get it to trigger try a little later, I’m not sure of the precise time this one becomes available.

273 Noishe in Danger

If you saw the Noishe scene between the Elven boys on your way out of Heimdall, this skit should appear on the overworld around now.

Tower of Salvation Redux (12 skits)

053 Zelos’ Betrayal

Arriving at the Tower of Salvation after, well, Zelos’ betrayal, you should see this skit. You won’t get it if Zelos died though.

285 Hurry!

Appears in the Tower of Salvation after Colette is captured.

123 Remnants of the Giant Tree

Travelling through the Tower of Salvation to rescue Colette, you should see this skit soon.

283 Priorites

Another skit that appears in the Tower of Salvation.

282 Genis Apprehensive

Yet another Tower of Salvation skit. They don’t require a lot of hanging around.

056 Sacrifices

Once Lloyd is alone in the Tower, you’ll see this skit trigger.

054 After the Battle

Finally leaving the Tower of Salvation with the whole party, you should see this skit just outside the building.

055 Dear Friend

This skit plays instead of #054 if Zelos died at the Tower of Salvation.

284 Martel’s Memories

Leave the Tower of Salvation for the overworld and you should see this skit appear.

286 When this Journey Is Over…

This skit appears on the overworld, and as far as I can tell, requires Zelos to be your soulmate, otherwise it won’t appear.

287 Mithos’ Cruxis Crystal

Go to an inn after the Tower of Salvation and rest, this skit should pop up.

139 Maxwell

Another skit that triggers on resting at an inn after the Tower of Salvation.

Back to Heimdall, Torent Forest (12 skits)

289 Next Step

You get this skit in Heimdall before going to Torent Forest. It should show up shortly after staying the night at Heimdall.

057 Forest of the Elves

This skit appears on entering Torent Forest.

291 As Long as Genis Is Alive…

This one will pop up while going through Torent Forest.

290 Recognition

The final skit you get in Torent Forest, thankfully you don’t need to wait 10 whole minutes for these ones.

292 Searching for Colette

If Colette is Lloyd’s soulmate, she will be taken by Mithos, and you’ll get this skit as you’re escaping Heimdall.

293 Searching for Genis

Same as #292, but with Genis.

294 Searching for Raine

Same as #292, but with Raine.

295 Searching for Sheena

Same as #292, but with Sheena.

296 Searching for Zelos

Same as #292, but with Zelos.

297 Searching for Presea

Same as #292, but with Presea.

298 Searching for Regal

Same as #292, but with Regal.

299 There’s Still Time

Same as #292, but with Kratos as Lloyd’s soulmate. Colette is still taken though.

Journey to Dirk’s House, Journey to Welgaia (13 skits)

303 Separation of Derris-Kharlan

Wait on the overworld after Torent Forest, and you should see this skit soon. You need Raine and Zelos in your party to see it.

301 Mithos’ Crime and Sadness

Wait longer on the overworld after Torent Forest and you’ll see this skit. It requires Zelos not be dead or kidnapped.

300 Mithos’ Abandonment and Sadness

Wait even longer on the overworld after Torent Forest and you’ll get this skit. It requires Genis not be kidnapped.

122 Dwarven Pot-Luck Surprise

Get Regal’s “God of the Kitchen” title/costume outside Meltokio Castle. Then cook with him, title still equipped, after a battle and you should see this skit.

058 Swords from Two Fathers

Leave Dirk’s House after getting the Eternal Sword, and this skit will appear on the overworld. However, it features Colette and Genis, so if either of them have been kidnapped you won’t see it.

124 The Power that Transcends Time

Equip Lloyd’s “Eternal Swordsman” title and fight a battle. You’ll get this skit afterwards, providing Raine is in your party.

140 Welcome Back, Colette

If Colette is your soulmate, you’ll meet up with her at the entrance to Welgaia. This skit will then play.

141 Welcome Back, Genis

Same as #140, but with Genis.

142 Welcome Back, Raine

Same as #140, but with Raine.

143 Welcome Back, Presea

Same as #140, but with Presea.

144 Welcome Back, Sheena

Same as #140, but with Sheena.

145 Welcome Back, Zelos

Same as #140, but with Zelos.

146 Welcome Back, Regal

Same as #140, but with Regal.

Welgaia, Vinheim, Last Sidequests (8 skits)

059 Pitiful Mithos

After you’ve joined up with your whole party in Welgaia, this skit will appear.

061 Derris Emblem

You should see this skit as you arrive in Vinheim, the last area of the game.

060 No Turning Back

This skit should appear in Vinheim a little after #061. It features Zelos.

062 The Darkness in Mithos

If you chose Kratos over Zelos, you’ll see this skit in Vinheim instead of #060.

147 Welcome Back, Kratos

If you have Kratos in your end party instead of Zelos, go to an inn and rest after reuniting the party. You should see this skit.

051 Corrine is Calling Me

Go all the way back to Iselia and this skit should appear on entering. Sheena has to have fought Kuchinawa though.

052 Pact with Maxwell

Go back to Exire and form the Pact with Maxwell. As you leave Exire this skit will appear.

302 Noishe’s Mission

If you chose Kratos over Zelos, go back to Triet and rest at the inn there for a touching scene between father and son. Go back to the overworld and after 40 seconds, this skit should appear. It may be available earlier but I wanted to end on one of my favourite skits.

Unsolved Mysteries: The Last Five

To round off this guide, these are the skits I have never managed to trigger. I will speculate on what might cause them to appear below. If you have seen any of these skits in-game let me know!

203 I’m So Tired

The most notable thing about this one is that it features a regular Colette but a Presea that is still controlled by her Exsphere. That narrows its appearance down to a relatively short part of the game, from after the Pronyma battle at the Fooji Mountains, to the first time you visit Ozette. Given the subject matter I thought it might be triggered by having Zelos participate in a certain number of battles, but so far no luck. There’s also the weird thing about how Meltokio Sewers is the only dungeon in the game without a skit in it…

235 Born as a Half-elf…

This skit’s postion in the numbering system situate it right between two skits obtained at the Temple of Lightning, suggesting it could appear there too. The content of the skit also supports this, as it is Raine reflecting on her half-elf ancestry (so we need to know she is a half-elf), and the abudance of ruins in Tethe’alla. Is it connected to her “Archeological Mania” title?

371 Genis’ Decision

This is a really weird skit, a conversation between Raine and Genis where it appears Raine believes Genis is going to leave the party. The only thing I think could justify that would be his friendship with Mithos, but honestly that’s a stretch, as Genis never falls for Yggdrasill’s twisted reasoning. Maybe in Palmacosta, when he’s offered a place at the Academy?

374 Proof for Maxwell

In this skit Genis tells Sheena how to summon Maxwell. It’s possible it could show up after bashing your head against the monument in Exire for a few hours…maybe?

376 Flow of Time

The text of this skit places it pretty clearly within the frame of your first visit to Heimdall: Raine remarking to Genis on how little of the place has changed since she was a child. However, you can’t take Raine and Genis with you into Heimdall, so maybe that’s why the skit doesn’t trigger. Maybe if you could somehow use the Heimdall inn with them in the party, you’d trigger this skit?

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