KFCrispy wrote:This information was posted on gamefaqs and was confirmed to work by another gamefaqs user, behemoth268Ardus from gamefaqs wrote:So while trying to get the final four squirrels on my new game today, I was reading through all of the various theories on how to recruit them...how some people thought it was movement based, some thought it was time based, and some thought it was a sort of mixture of the two (space based).
First I tried leaving the game on while on one of the paths and taking a step.
An hour passed...no luck. That was worthless...
Then I tried the good old fashioned method of running around with the True Holy Rune and fleeing from all the battles.
I ragequit trying to get the squirrels for a while after wasting 20 minutes of my time doing this.
I recruited some other characters, then decided to try again, this time taking only Hero, Stallion, and Eilie.
Teleporting to Greenhill, I ran as fast as I could directly down the path to Two Rivers immediately after exiting the town.
Amazingly, Makumaku was in my party during the first battle that popped up.
Thinking this was too good to be true, I teleported to Forest Village and, in the same way, ran like my life depended on it down the path towards Greenhill.
Again, I instantly got the squirrel.
I tried the same thing with the third squirrel, but by the time I had gotten to the Forest Path, he had not joined my party.
However, thinking I knew the trick behind it now, I entered Forest Path, ran up and down the path to Greenhill a few times, and got the squirrel.
I also got the final squirrel within a minute using this entering a location and quickly running up and down the path method.
What I hypothesized during all of this was that entering a new location resets the flight path of the flying squirrel who you are trying to run into. The longer you are on the world map, the longer the squirrel has to get away from the location he is supposed to be at (the path he is supposed to find you on). Therefore, if you run down a path immediately after leaving one of the two towns the squirrel is supposed to be between, your chances of finding him will grow exponentially. The reason I think having Stallion was important is not because he allows you to flee from battles, but that he allows you to cover more ground and catch the squirrels more quickly before they deviate from the path.
tl;dr: Quickly ran down paths with Stallion in party, entering/exiting towns to refresh squirrel locations if not finding them within 2-3 passes.
It took Ardus about 10 minutes to get the last 4 squirrels
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