The Sun Stone

This page explains how to complete the Sun Stone sidequest in Chrono Trigger.

You arrive in the Sun Palace to seek out a powerful item.
Contents

Prepare

Read The Fated Hour for instructions on how to get a Ruby Armor, which is helpful in this side-quest.

Black Hole Tech

Magus will eventually learn a tech called Black Hole, which can help a lot in this sidequest.

Go to the Sun Palace

First, you have to find the Sun Palace. One way to do that is to fly over the village of Porre (in either time period), then travel to 2300 A.D. You will be over the island with the Sun Palace. Land and go inside.

The next boss uses fire attacks, so equip things like Red Mail, Red Vest, and Ruby Armor/Taban Vest. This boss only uses magic attacks, and the characters with the best magic defenses are Marle, Magus, and Lucca. Have a healer in your party, and Magus can be the one wearing the Ruby Armor, so he will be taking damage when others are healed by the fire attacks.

Walk up to the sparkle to start the fight.

Son of Sun

You can Charm a Black Mail from Son of Sun (core), so if you want to steal it, bring Ayla, equipped with her Charm Top.

Do not attack the core, because it will counterattack and take no damage. Your target instead is one of the five flames surrounding the core. There are four "wrong" flames and one correct one. If Magus knows the Black Hole tech, you can use it to permanently remove some of the incorrect flames. If you hit the correct flame, the core gets hurt. If you hit an incorrect flame, Son of Sun will counterattack and take no damage. Once you've found the correct flame, keep attacking with physical attacks until the boss does a Roulette Shuffle. This will randomize the correct flame, so you will have to search for it again.

Sun Palace

After you defeat Son of Sun, follow it. You have to go up some stairs to reach the platform. When you approach it, it turns into the Moon Stone. Check on it to take it.

Go to the Past

Use Epoch to go to 65,000,000 B.C. Press Select to see a small island at the northeast of the map. Fly and land there. Go inside and check the sparkle to leave the Moon Stone there.

Go to 600 A.D.

Go to the same spot in 600 A.D. and go inside. There is a Power Tab to the left of the stone.

Go to 1000 A.D.

Next, check inside the Sun Keep in 1000 A.D. You will discover that the stone is not there.

Then go to Porre in 1000 A.D. You will see some suspicious sparkles over the Mayor's Manor. Go to the Snail Stop in Porre, which is east of the Mayor's Manor, and buy some Jerky from the guy behind the counter.

Go to the Past Again

Now go back to Porre, 600 A.D., to the Elder's House. Give (don't sell) the Jerky to the woman in the kitchen.

Go back to 1000 A.D.

Go to the Mayor's Manor in 1000 A.D. and talk to the Mayor, who will give you the Moon Stone, which is not yet fully charged. Fly to the Sun Keep in this era, and check on the spot to leave the stone there.

Get the Sun Stone

Put Lucca in your party and go to the Sun Keep in 2300 A.D. Get the fully-charged Sun Stone.

Afterward, you will get the WonderShot and Sun Shades.