This Chrono Trigger Frog Guide will teach you all about Frog’s best equipment and his available techs in Chrono Trigger.
If you’re playing Chrono Trigger, there’s a good chance you’re going to want to use Frog in your party. If you do, you’re absolutely going to want to maximize Frog’s potential by collecting all of his best weapons and armor throughout the game. This Chrono Trigger Frog Best Equipment Guide will help you do just that.
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Overview – Chrono Trigger Frog
Frog is pretty similar to Robo in terms of what he brings to the table, but he’s not quite as good. Like Robo, he can provide full-party healing, magic damage and decent physical attack. His healing is slightly weaker and slightly more expensive, his magic is slightly weaker and can only hit one element (water), and his physical attack is not quite as good.
Still, where Frog trails Robo in terms of ability, he more than makes up for by being an awesome looking and very cool frog knight. So there’s that.
Best Equipment – Chrono Trigger Frog
Frog’s best equipment is very standard, so it’s not difficult to find at all. Acquiring his best weapon requires going through Frog’s endgame side quest, but that particular side quest is fairly easy and straightforward, so it’s pretty quick to get your hands on it.
Like with most other characters, when it comes to the best equipment, you’re looking for 4 things:
- The best weapon
- Innate status immunity
- Damage bonus
Knowing that, the best equipment you’re going to find for Frog will be this:
- Best Weapon: Masamune
- Best Helmet: Haste Helm
- Best Armor: Nova Armor
- Best Accessory: Prism Spectacles
Frog does gain access to a unique endgame accessory (Champion’s Badge), which you acquire in the Lost Sanctum. The Champion’s Badge is an upgrade of the Hero’s Badge. Like the Hero’s Badge, it increases Frog’s critical hit change while wielding the Masamune, but unlike the Hero’s Badge, it also reduces Frog’s MP costs while the Masamune is equipped.
Both of these accessories are inferior to Prism Spectacles. The main reason is that Prism Spectacles increase Frog’s damage for everything he does. When you consider that alongside the fact that Frog has Aerial Strike, which is basically a guaranteed critical hit for 4 MP, Prism Spectacles are the clear winner.
Best Equipment Locations – Chrono Trigger Frog
Masamune – Chrono Trigger Frog Best Weapon
The normal Masamune is obtained through the normal course of the story. An upgraded version is available in the endgame by completing Frog’s side quest, which involves meeting Cyrus in the ruins near Choras. You have to hire the carpenter in Choras in 600 A.D. to fix up the Northern Ruins. It’s a simple side quest that only requires bouncing between 600 A.D. and 1000 A.D. a couple of times.
Haste Helm – Chrono Trigger Frog Best Helmet
Two Haste Helms can be acquired in the Black Omen. One from a chest and the other from Charming the Lavos Spawn towards the end.
In the DS version and all the later versions of the game, another can be acquired by Charming the Alabaster Shade in the Antiquity Vortex.
Nova Armor – Chrono Trigger Frog Best Armor
There are lots of places to find Nova Armors. The first time you encounter one is from the black chest in the Hero’s Tomb in the Middle Ages. There’s another one in a chest in the Black Omen. You can Charm Fangbeasts in the second room of the Black Omen for an infinite supply.
Prism Spectacles – Chrono Trigger Frog Best Accessory
There are normally two places to find Prism Specs. The first is obtained at the same time you get the Rainbow after completing both the Rainbow Shell and Sun Stone quests.
The second is Charmed from the Steel Shade in the 1000 AD Vortex.
However, in the DS version of the game, you can get an infinite amount because it’s a random prize in the 6th Tier battles in the Arena of Ages.
Single Techs – Chrono Trigger Frog
|Slurp||1||10||Restore a small amount of HP to an ally.|
|Slurp Slash||2||15||Snag an enemy with tongue, then slash it.|
|Water||2||N/A||Attack an enemy with water. (Water)|
|Heal||2||10||Restore moderate HP to all allies.|
|Aerial Strike||4||250||Leap up and stab an enemy from above.|
|Water II||8||400||Attack all enemies with water. (Water)|
|Cure II||5||600||Restore a large amount of HP to an ally.|
|Frog Squash||15||1,000||Hit all foes. Damage higher when HP is low.|
Double Techs – Chrono Trigger Frog
|Tech||Characters||Techs (MP Cost)|
|X-Strike||Crono/Frog||Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2)|
|Sword Stream||Crono/Frog||Cleave (4), Water (2)|
|Lightning Rod||Crono/Frog||Lightning II (8), Aerial Strike (4)|
|Ice Water||Frog/Marle||Ice (2), Water (2)|
|Glacial Freeze||Frog/Marle||Ice II (8), Water II (8)|
|Double Cure||Frog/Marle||Cure II (5), Cure II (5)|
|Red Needle||Frog/Lucca||Fire (2), Aerial Strike (4)|
|Line Bomb||Frog/Lucca||Megaton Bomb (15), Aerial Strike (4)|
|Frog Flare||Frog/Lucca||Flare (20), Frog Squash (15)|
|Frog Launcher||Frog/Robo||Laser Spin (3), Slurp Slash (2)|
|Bubble Breath||Frog/Robo||Robo Tackle (4), Water (2)|
|Cure Wave||Frog/Robo||Heal Beam (3), Cure II (5)|
|Slurp Kiss||Frog/Ayla||Slurp (1), Kiss (1)|
|Bubble Burst||Frog/Ayla||Water (2), Roundillo Kick (2)|
|Dropdown||Frog/Ayla||Aerial Strike (4), Triple Kick (20)|
Triple Techs – Chrono Trigger Frog
|Tech||Characters||Techs (MP Cost)|
|Cleave (4), Ice II (8), Aerial Strike (4)|
|Lightning II (8), Fire II (8), Water II (8)|
|Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2), Robo Tackle (4)|
|Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2), Triple Kick (20)|
|Slurp Slash (4), Robo Tackle (4),|
Tail Spin (10)
|Frog Squash (15), Laser Spin (3), Arise (15)|
That about covers it when it comes to the Chrono Trigger Frog Best Equipment & Techs Guide. Be sure to check out the Games Section or the Main Page for more game guides like this, and click here for more content related to Chrono Trigger.