In this Chrono Cross and Chrono Cross remaster walkthrough, learn how to recruit Leena and Mojo and defeat a series of bosses at Cape Howl.
Lizard Rock – Another World
When you are finished, head up past the lower area (where the fallen tree was) and back to Arni Village. Serge finds himself alone on Opassa beach, except for the old lady from the village. Strangely, she claims not to know Surge. Leave Opassa Beach and return to Arni Village. You must pass through Lizard Rock again, but this time there are different monsters. Just take the lower path, but be aware that there are new items where the old ones used to be (Bone, Ivory Helmet).
Arni Village – Another World
You will find out by talking to villagers that no one remembers Serge. Start by heading to your house, only to discover it is occupied by someone else. Anyway, go upstairs and check behind all the junk for a MagmaBomb element. When leaving the house, you will be greeted by its angry resident asking you what you’re doing in his house. Next, look around in the restaurant (bottom right of the village). In the backroom is a curtain where the chest was back home; open it to snag a Tablet. Make sure to talk to the girl in blue about poems (this saves you time later on). After talking to the girl, speak to the “pot” 4 times. On the 4th try, a person will respond and give you an IceLance element. Your next stop is Radius’s hut (left of the village where you recruited Poshul) where a man named Gonji now lives. The scroll on the wall has a Tablet.
Next, stop by the basement of Kiki’s house (top right of the village), and you’ll find her dad praying to an idol. Remember this place; you’ll be coming back here in a bit. Go to the dock and talk to Leena before heading to Cape Howl.
Cape Howl – Another World
Proceed up the cliff. The treasure chests contain a Bone and an ElectroJolt element. Take the top exit out to a gravesite and check the stone. It turns out Serge is dead in this alternate world. A trio of so-called ‘ghost hunters’ soon appear to kick Poshul off the cliff (if you recruited him) and try to capture you.
Boss Battle – Karsh
HP 115 / Innate Green / Attack 14 / Magic Attack 5 / Defense 0 / MagicDefense 3 / Drop (Common) Bone Axe / Drop (Rare) Power Glove / Steal (Common) Copper / Steal (Rare) Power Glove / Absorbs n/a / Inmune n/a
Boss Battle – Solt
HP 52 / Innate Yellow / Attack 9 / Magic Attack 7 / Defense 0 / MagicDefense 0 / Drop (Common) Ivory Vest / Drop (Rare) Copper / Steal (Common) Tablet / Steal (Rare) Silver Loupe / Absorbs n/a / Inmune n/a
Boss Battle – Peppor
HP 60 / Innate Yellow / Attack 10 / Magic Attack 5 / Defense 0 / MagicDefense 0 / Drop (Common) Ivory Helmet / Drop (Rare) Copper / Steal (Common) Tablet / Steal (Rare) Knee Pad / Absorbs n/a / Inmune n/a
Nothing too difficult here. Use elements that hit all foes such as MagmaBomb. You can also try ElectroJolt on Karsh. The girl should steal with her Pilfer skill. Solt and Peppor are fools and go down quickly.
After the battle, the girl (Kid) will ask to join your party. You can go ahead and let her but doing so means that Leena will forever be lost to you in this playthrough. Instead, refuse her 3 times for now, as you’ll have another chance to recruit her later in Termina. You will be taken back to Arni Village.
Arni Village – Another World
The next morning, Leena appears in the stock room to wake you up.
Character Recruit – Leena & Poshul
If you refused Kid earlier in Cape Howl, Leena will automatically join your party. If you didn’t recruit Poshul back home, the pink wonder dog will also join along with Leena. If Kid is with you then Leena will not join.
Character Recruit – Mojo
Once you have Leena at your party, return to the basement of Kiki’s house. There, show her dad the Shark Tooth you got from his other-self.
He gets angry and tells you to put the thing away. After talking to him, try to leave the basement. The idol Mojo will come to life and joins your party if you let him.
Leave the village for Termina, to the north. You must first pass through the Fossil Valley, located northeast of Arni Village, to reach the bustling town.
Note: You may want to visit the Hydra Marshes first, which lies to the east of Arni Village, for some extra items.