Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 7/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 38 (8, 17, 10, 2, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 20-30 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 6
  • Number of missable trophies: 6
  • Glitched trophies: 2 potentially
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, for Z Chaser
  • Do trophies stack?: N/A
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: Casual Scenario Mode will but nothing else does
  • Additional peripherals required?: N/A



Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is a complete collection of the entire Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX series of games as they stand to this date.

Mega Man Zero takes place approximately 100 years after the conclusion of the Mega Man X games, which in turn are approximately 100 years after the original franchise. It follows Zero, who has awakened from slumber by Ciel, a scientist and rebel who fights against Neo Arcadia and their totalitarian approach to reploids.

The Mega Man ZX franchise takes place in the aftermath of Mega Man Zero, in a world where humans and reploids live in cooperation. The series stars several protagonists who fight to stop Mavericks from ending the fragile peace.

Also included in the collection is the new Z-Chaser mode, where you play a series of race challenges.


Resources



Credits

  • Satoryu



Controls
Mega Man Zero (1-4)
 Attack
 Jump
 Not used
 Dispose Z Knuckle weapon (Zero 4 only), Not Used (Zero 1-3)
 Dash
+ Sub Weapon
 Start Menu
 Collection Menu

Mega Man ZX / ZX Advent
 Jump
 Overdrive(ZX) / Giga Crush (ZXA)
 Attack
 Mega Merge
 Dash
+ Sub Weapon
 Start Menu
 Collection Menu

 Toggle Sub-Display On/Off (Types 3,4,6.7 only)
/ Stylus tap
 Move stylus


*Note: Controls are individually customizable in each game. I like to move Attack to , Jump to  and Dash to . I also change Sub Weapon to switch on  rather than hold 


Casual Scenario Mode and Save Assist Mode

There are two new features to the games. Casual Scenario Mode, which makes the game easier and Save Assist Mode which adds quick save points scattered at regular intervals.

Casual Scenario Mode, if used, will disable certain trophies. Other trophies are not affected. So I advise you not to use this mode in general. But you can for any trophy that does not specifically say it cannot be used.

Save Assist does not affect anything. So feel free to us it.


Walkthrough

Step 1: Mega Man Zero
Complete Mega Man Zero without turning on the Casual mode. Take your time and enjoy the game. You do not need to worry about doing a perfect run or earning a high rank. You also can use any Cyber Elf you wish to make the game easier to play, which might be useful for unlocking Sub Tanks and increasing your life bar.

Optionally, you might complete the two Mega Man Zero Z Chaser stages.

On this step you should/can earn:
- Rude Awakening 
- I'll Leave This World To You... 
- Patience Is A Virtue 
- Permission To Enter 
- Ice Breaker 


Step 2: Mega Man Zero 2
Complete Mega Man Zero 2 without turning on the Casual mode. Take your time and enjoy the game, however it would be beneficial to maintain an A or S rank for at least the first few missions, so that you can learn at least one EX Skill. Also, focus concentrate on getting the X Form above the others as the game will grant you whichever one you earned first. Finally, you want to collect the games two hidden sub tanks to make tackling the endgame much easier.

Optionally, you might complete the two Mega Man Zero 2 Z Chaser stages.

On this step you should/can earn:
- It's Not Over Yet 
- Lookin' Xy! 
- Going Out With A Bang 
- Crab For Dinner Tonight? 
- Disaster Prevention 


Step 3: Mega Man Zero 3
Complete Mega Man Zero 3 without turning on the Casual mode. Take your time and enjoy the game. You want to collect the games two hidden sub tanks to make tackling the endgame much easier. The Double Jump and Quick Charge chips are very helpful too.

Optionally, you might complete the two Mega Man Zero 3 Z Chaser stages.

On this step you should/can earn:
- I Am Zero 
- Does A Body Good 
- Cyber Diver 
- Try Growin' That Back! 
- Proof of Justice 
- Fated Rematch 


Step 4: Mega Man Zero 4
Complete Mega Man Zero 4 without turning on the Casual mode. Take your time and enjoy the game. Be cognizant of the different items you need to complete recipes for the Junk Armor, S Crystals and a few other chips that you might want. If you don’t care about your rank, you can farm them when you’re in a mission to save time.

Optionally, you might complete the two Mega Man Zero 4 Z Chaser stages.

On this step you should/can earn:
- Watch, Zero... 
- Chip Maker 
- Crystal Maker 
- Crisis Averted 
- ...What, This Old Thing? 


Step 5: Mega Man ZX
Complete Mega Man ZX without turning on the Casual mode. Take your time and enjoy the game. This game is a Metroidvania style game, so you have a lot of freedom to run around but you also have a lot of back and forth to do if you want to 100% it, which isn’t required for the . There are 4 scattered Sub Tanks in the game, though honestly one or two of them just isn’t worth the frustration to get as you can get by without them.

Optionally, you might complete the two Mega Man ZX Z Chaser stages.

On this step you should/can earn:
- Towards the Future I Believe In 
- Like Taking Candy From A Baby 
- To the Nines 
- Laser Surgery 
- Inherited Will 
- Bloodthristy Messiah 


Step 6: Mega Man ZX Advent
Complete Mega Man ZX without turning on the Casual mode. Take your time and enjoy the game. This game is a Metroidvania style game, so you have a lot of freedom to run around but you also have a lot of back and forth to do if you want to 100% it, which isn’t required for the . Try to make sure to have 100 EC to unlock as many of the warp points as possible, especially the ones in each section part 4 as they are right next to the bosses, which will expedite getting the medals.

Optionally, you might complete the two Mega Man ZXA Z Chaser stages.

On this step you should/can earn:
- A Chosen Fate 
- Can Never Be Too Prepared 
- Pedal to the Medals 
- I Don't Need Biometals 
- Reploid Replication 


Step 7: Galleries, Z Chaser and cleanup
Complete the additional trophies as needed. For the music, listen to three tracks of each of the six games then load up a quick save and beat one of the games. This doesn’t necessarily have to be done in order. For Z Chaser, you're in for a ride as you try to get S rank speeds on the 12 stages in order to unlock the last.

On this step you should/can earn:
- Everlasting Red 
- Easy Listening 
- Card Collector 
- Outrunner 
- Running The Gauntlet 
- Ultimate Hero 

[PST would like to thank shrapx for this roadmap]

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Trophy Guide

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38 trophies ( 12  22  8  )

  • Earn all trophies and prove yourself as the ultimate hero.

    This is the platinum. It is very shiny. You got all the trophies! Congratulations.

  • Complete Mega Man Zero, Zero 2, Zero 3, Zero 4, ZX, and ZX Advent.

    You will earn this trophy after beating all 6 games in the collection your first time. You can clear the games in casual mode if you wish, but it’s recommended not to. Once you beat the 6th game, the trophy will pop.

  • Listen to 3 tracks from each album in the Music Player, then beat any game and listen to its ending theme.

    WARNING: POTENTIALLY GLITCHED

    You can begin this trophy immediately, but it requires you to beat one of the titles of the collection to finish. From the title screen, select Music Player. Now listen to three tracks, at least from all 6 games. I would listen to the tracks all the way through without skipping to be safe. After completing that task, play and defeat the last boss of any of the six games and watch the credits. The trophy should pop after the credits roll and the game ends.

    I saw a thread that this trophy wasn't working for one player. I had no issues with it. I will flag it as missable for now but I don't think it's a  breaker.

  • View 30 cards across all six titles in the Gallery, then change the wallpaper to the secret image.

    The title of this trophy states you have to view 30 “cards” and then change the wallpaper to the secret image. The description of this trophy is very misleading, as there are ZZ Cards and Bonus Cards for Mega Man Zero 3, but none of these are useful here. What you need to do is view 30 images in the gallery for each of the 6 games.

    To unlock the secret wallpaper you need to unlock 50% of the ZZ Cards, which are basically trophies. Once you have 50% of the trophies it will unlock. Having and setting the wallpaper is not enough, though.

    What I did is for each game is that I clicked on the first image with , opening the images and using the  to cycle through 30 images. At around the 25th image, you should see a save icon in the lower left corner. Close out of the gallery for the first game, move to the second game, and repeat. Do this for all 6 games. Once you have viewed 30 images in all 6 galleries, immediately, go to a game of your choice and set the secret wallpaper.

  • Outrun the ghost for the first time in Z Chaser.

    You will get this trophy after completing Z Chaser and beating the ghost’s time your first time. Refer to Running The Gauntlet  for more information.

  • Complete all stages in Z Chaser (including hidden stage).

    WARNING: POTENTIALLY GLITCHED

    To earn this trophy, you must complete all stages of the Z Chaser mode. In Z Chaser, you are racing against a "ghost" to see who completes the challenge the fastest. Z Chaser has 2 stages for each game in the collection, one normal stage and a second hard stage. There are 12 stages of Z Chaser by default and a 13th stage that is unlocked. The only way to unlock the 13th stage is to clear the other 12 stages with an S rank or better. That makes this a potential  breaker for some people.

    You can compete in dual screen mode if you want to track the ghost with  or you can do it in single screen mode with , which will give you a better view. The mode is actually pretty generous with checkpoints and bosses. You can die on a boss and it will start up with the boss weakened from your first attempt. But to beat the S Rank time, you need to move fast. Advice I have seen is to bypass the mobs and just gun for the bosses.

    Note that Z Chaser defaults to standard controls, but if you press  before starting the match you can change the controls to match your play style.

    I have read reports that some players experienced glitches on this trophy with it not popping after clearing the 13th stage. In order to make it pop they had to replay stages again at lower rankings until it popped. So if it does glitch it's not irrecoverable or require subsequent S Rank runs. One reported failure is the ghost in the second window becoming "lost" which might be the cause.

    Credit: Satoryu

  • Complete the opening stage in Mega Man Zero.

    Story Related, Cannot be missed.

    This trophy is pretty straight forward. You will begin the game with Zero waking from his slumber. You will start the game with a basic Buster gun. Work your way to the end of the stage to encounter a Golem. During this battle, the Golem has three different attacks. It will strafe the ground with a laser, in which you should wall jump. He will strafe the ceiling with a laser, which causes rocks to fall down. Finally with those rocks down he will charge at you. Wall jump and shoot it in the head. As the battle progresses, you will be given the Z-Saber. Use it by dash jumping and hitting the Golem in the head to win the battle in one hit.

    Note that if you are aiming for an A or S ranking, avoid taking any damage with Zero or Ciel and do not attack Ciel during the entire stage. Also try to clear the stage as fast as possible.

  • Complete Mega Man Zero (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    You will earn this trophy after beating Mega Man Zero for the first time in normal mode. It doesn’t matter what your ranking is, so feel free to use Cyber Elves or whatever you need to in order to just beat the game. If you can spare the time to level up your elves, I suggest unlocking a Sub Tank and some Life Bar Extensions.

    Note: You CANNOT use Casual Scenario Mode
    Note: You absolutely CAN use Save Assist

    To get an advantage in the boss gauntlet, here is the layout.

    First Room
    Upper left: Anubis Necromancess the Third (Weakness Fire)
    Upper right: Blizzack Staggroff (Weakness Fire)
    Lower left: Herculious Anchortus (Weakness Ice)
    Lower right: Maha Ganeshariff (Weakness Elec)

    Second Room
    Upper Left: Harpuia (Weakness Ice)
    Upper right: Fefnir (Weakness Elec)
    Lower left: Phantom
    Lower right: Leviathan (Weakness Fire)

    Tips and Tricks:

    • You might change the default control options. I like to change the Attack Mode to use the weapon change on button press, that way I can toggle between weapons rather than hold a button down to use the secondary weapon.
    • To minimize playthroughs, maintain an A or S rank until you defeat Leviathan for the first time. Refer to Ice Breaker 
    • To revisit the intro stage, use the Trance server in the Resistance Base.
    • If you want to farm credits, you might do it in the intro stage area BEFORE fighting Maha Ganeshariff, as you will lose access to this area. Otherwise you will need to find a new place to farm.
    • Similarly, revisit the intro stage and level up your Z Saber. The more you use your weapons, the stronger they become. Zero will not have access to the charge shot or saber combos at first. You will need to learn these. I recommend at least getting the charge saber attack (level 4) before beginning stages in earnest. Just kill enemies with the Z Saber to level it up. I recommend standing next to one of the Hoppider nests for respawning enemies, meaning you can just stand there and slash away.
    • Try to unlock at least one Sub Tank, though the more the better. If not, stock up on elves who replenish life for the final boss. You shouldn’t need it before then, and skill dependent may not need them at all since it is possible to win the game without them if you want a challenge.
    • Take advantage of the elemental weaknesses of enemies.
      Fire based enemies are weak to Elec.
      Elec based enemies are weak to Ice.
      Ice based enemies are weak to Fire.
  • Listen to all of Andrew's monologues to the end in Mega Man Zero (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    (Missable)

    After returning from the first mission at the Disposal Center, you should visit Andrew.

    From the starting room in the Resistance Base, go left and down the elevator to the first left way path. In this hallway is Andrew an elderly reploid. Talk to him with . He will first ask you if you want to listen, so say yes. Midway through the story, he will ask you if you want him to stop, so select the second option to keep listening to his story. Once he is done, he will give you a Cyber Elf, the trophy will pop and you will also unlock some cards for your gallery. Don't mess up the dialogue, or you will miss this.



    Credit: Satoryu

  • Enter Ciel's room at the base in Mega Man Zero.

    (Missable)

    After the intro stage and arriving at the Resistance Base, go right to reach Ciel’s Room. Enter the room to get a Cyber Elf. Note that in order to access this room, you need to have an A or S Rank. Otherwise, the door will be locked. So it’s wise to do this immediately when you get to the base.





  • Destroy the ice dragon summoned with Leviathan's "Spirit of the Ocean" EX Skill in Mega Man Zero.

    (Missable)

    To earn this trophy, you need to face Leviathan with an A or S ranking. If you missed this trophy and have to start from the beginning, you will need to clear certain stages first to open the route to fight with Leviathan. When fighting her, she will occasionally power up like a Super Saiyan and then launch the Ice Dragon. Destroy it with something like a charged Z Saber (with the Fire Chip) and the trophy shall pop.

    The quickest route to the battle with Leviathan, while maintaining an A or S Rank is to complete the following missions in order:

    1. Underground Laboratory
    2. Disposal Center
    3. Find the Shuttle
    4. Find Hidden Base
    5. Stop the Hacking


    Note that doing it this way means you will not have the benefit of the Fire Chip. BUT, before Stop the Hacking, you can equip some Cyber Elves to make life easier for you.

  • Complete Mega Man Zero 2 (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    You will earn this trophy after beating Mega Man Zero 2 for the first time in normal mode. It doesn’t matter what your ranking is, so feel free to use Cyber Elves or whatever you need to in order to just beat the game. If you can spare the time to level up your elves, I suggest unlocking a Sub Tank and some Life Bar Extensions. There are two hidden Sub Tanks you can collect with no penalty, so use those as well.

    Note: You CANNOT use Casual Scenario Mode
    Note: You absolutely CAN use Save Assist

    To get an advantage in the boss gauntlet, here is the layout.

    First Room
    Upper: Hyleg Ourobockle
    Lower Left: Poler Kamrous
    Lower Right: Phoenix Magnion

    Second Room
    Upper: Panter Flauclaws
    Lower Left: Kuwagust Anchus and Herculious Anchus
    Lower Right: Burble Hekelot

    Tips and Tricks:

    • You might change the default control options. I like to change the Attack Mode to use the weapon change on button press, that way I can toggle between weapons rather than hold a button down to use the secondary weapon.
    • To minimize playthroughs, maintain an A or S rank until you clear a mission and learn an EX Skill from a defeated boss.
    • To revisit the intro stage, talk to the Operator in the Resistance Base.
    • Similarly, revisit a completed stage and level up your Z Saber and Buster. The more you use your weapons, the stronger they become. Zero will not have access to the charge shot or saber combos at first. You will need to learn these.
    • Buster EX Skills require a leveled up buster that can perform a full charge.
    • There are two Sub Tanks that can be picked up in the game and used without having to sacrifice a Cyber Elf. They are in Hyleg Ourobockle and Burble Hekelot’s stages.
    • Feel free to use any elves you want to make the game easier, but do it AFTER learning at least one EX Skill.
    • Take advantage of the elemental weaknesses of enemies.
      Fire based enemies are weak to Elec.
      Elec based enemies are weak to Ice.
      Ice based enemies are weak to Fire.
  • Obtain the X Form in Mega Man Zero 2.

    In MMZ2, depending on your playstyle, Zero will learn new forms for use. These forms have different pros and cons. The X Form is earned by using the buster and destroying 50 different enemies during a mission. Note that you have to be in an active mission to learn the X Form, you cannot just kill 50 enemies free roaming.

    Note: Don’t rely on the Save Assist. If you die, (I'm pretty sure) your progress is lost since I met the conditions several times but nothing seemed to happen.

    Using the X Form boosts your attacks when using the buster.

  • Use an EX Skill to score the final hit against any boss in Mega Man Zero 2.

    (Missable)

    EX Skills are new abilities that Zero can use if he defeats enemy bosses with an A or S Rank. So you want to at least maintain an A rank for the first boss or two. Alternatively, if your rank is too low, you can use the Cyber Elves Acool, Ashiro, Aterner and Anurray to boost you up to A immediately.

    A good wiki with the list of all the Cyber Elves and where to find them can be found here.

    Once you have a skill, keep it active and use it to defeat another boss of your choice. Note that some EX Skills, like Laser Shot, require your weapons to be sufficiently leveled up to use.

    There are 10 skills, learnable from the following bosses:

    • Laser Shot (Hyleg Ourobockle)
    • Triple Shot (Poler Kamrous)
    • Tenshouzan (Phoenix Magnion)
    • Spark Shot (Panter Flauclaws)
    • Sengatotsu (Kuwagust Anchus)
    • Energy Chain (Burble Hekelot)
    • Rakuretsuzan (Leviathan)
    • Kougenjn (Harpuia)
    • Blast Shot (Fefnir)
    • Filter Shield (Rainbow Devil MK2)
  • Defeat Gazamir in Mega Man Zero 2.

    Gazamir is an optional sub boss that can be found in Phoenix Magnion’s stage and requires a little bit of a longer path out of your way to reach him. In the room before the first of the power generators, you will be on a blue platform above a Pantheon enemy. You want to angle a Tellybomb at this enemy to open a path below, then take the ladder down. In this new area, you need to create paths with the Tellybomb. Work your way right, then up and left again then right again. Now go up to the next area where you have to cross a molten lava pit with some collapsing walkways. At the end of that room is another ladder on the right wall. Once you start climbing it, you will face off against the Gazamir. Use Buster attacks quickly on its face to take it down. Once you do, the trophy will pop.



  • Complete Mega Man Zero 3 (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    You will earn this trophy after beating Mega Man Zero 3 for the first time in normal mode. It doesn’t matter what your ranking is, so feel free to use Cyber Elves or whatever you need to in order to just beat the game. If you can spare the time to level up your elves. There are two hidden Sub Tanks you can collect with no penalty, so use those as well.

    Note: You CANNOT use Casual Scenario Mode
    Note: You absolutely CAN use Save Assist

    To get an advantage in the boss gauntlet, here is the layout.

    First Room
    Upper Right: Devilbat Schilt (Weakness Ice)
    Upper Left: Deathtanz Mantisk’s
    Lower Right: Blazin’ Flizard (Weakness Elec)
    Lower Left: Childre Inarabitta (Weakness Fire)

    Second Room
    Upper Right: Volteel Biblio (Weakness Ice)
    Upper Left: Tretista Kelverian (I would save at least one Sub Tank just for him)
    Lower Right: Cubit Foxtar (Weakness Elec)
    Lower Left: Glacier le Cactank (Weakness Fire)

    Tips and Tricks:

    • You might change the default control options. I like to change the Attack Mode to use the weapon change on button press, that way I can toggle between weapons rather than hold a button down to use the secondary weapon.
    • For MMZ3, there are no trophies dependent on your ranking. Just do what you like.
    • There are two hidden Sub Tanks you can find and use. The first is in the Forest of Anatre and the second is in Old Residential. The second requires the double jump chip (won from Cubit Foxtar) and the Recoil Rod to reach, however.
    • Get the Auto Charge head chip. It’s in Deathtanz Mantisk’s stage. Equip it and stand still to heal, though it doesn’t charge Sub Tanks. You don’t care about rank, just trophies and this will help.
    • In the boss gauntlets, use the Auto Charge head chip to replenish health so you can use the health drops to charge Sub Tanks.
    • In the last battle, try to limit damage in the first round if you can, but after that do whatever you have to in order to survive. Use those elves and Sub Tanks and you should be able to weather the storm.
    • This time around you have the option of equipping two satellite elves whom you can use to boost your stats without a ranking penalty, if that matters.
    • Take advantage of the elemental weaknesses of enemies.
      Fire based enemies are weak to Elec.
      Elec based enemies are weak to Ice.
      Ice based enemies are weak to Fire.
  • Obtain all body chips in Mega Man Zero 3.

    Story Related, Cannot be missed

    You will obtain the Body chips by defeating certain bosses in the game.

    There are 6 body chips in the game

    1. Default chip
    2. Fire Chip (Blazin’ Flizard)
    3. Ice Chip (Childre Inarabitta)
    4. Thunder Chip (Hellbat Schilt)
    5. Light Chip (Deathtanz Mantisk)
    6. Absorber Chip (Tretista Kelverian)
  • Exit Cyberspace after experiencing it for the first time in Mega Man Zero 3.

    A new feature in Mega Man Zero 3 is Cyber Space. As you go through various stages, you will found these blue doors. Enter a blue door to enter Cyber Space, which is a green tinted landscape. Once inside, play through the stage in the alternate Cyber Space until you find an exit of your choice. Exit the space to earn the trophy.

  • Cut off Blazin' Flizard's tail in Mega Man Zero 3.

    (Missable)

    This trophy is pretty easy. When fighting Blazin’ Flizard, use the Z-Saber or the Shield Boomerang on it from behind to cut the tail off. The trophy will pop and you’ll get more cards for your collection.

    If you miss your first time, try again in the last stage. If you miss it again, reload your save and replay the last stage. It's missable if you overwrite your save after beating the game, but it is missable.

  • Complete Mega Man Zero 4 (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    You will earn this trophy after beating Mega Man Zero 4 for the first time in normal mode. It doesn’t matter what your ranking is so play however you wish. You have the ability to get four Sub Tanks this time around with no penalty as well, so do that.

    Note: You CANNOT use Casual Scenario Mode
    Note: You absolutely CAN use Save Assist

    To get an advantage in the boss gauntlet, here is the layout.
    Upper Top Right: Sol Titanion
    Upper Top Left: Pegasolta Eclair
    Upper Middle Right: Noble Mandrago
    Upper Middle Left: Fenri Lunaedge
    Lower Middle Right: Tech Kraken
    Lower Middle Left: Popla Cocapetri
    Lower Bottom Right: Mino Magnus
    Lower Bottom Left: Heat Genblem

    Tips and Tricks:

    • You might change the default control options. I like to change the Attack Mode to use the weapon change on button press, that way I can toggle between weapons rather than hold a button down to use the secondary weapon.
    • There are two in Sub Tanks that can be found in stages and two more that can be traded from Hirondelle for S-Crystals. Make sure you get one at least before you beat the 4th of the Einherjar.
    • One Sub Tank is in the Underground Forest. After the sub boss, you will see a GyroCannonH floating under an opening riddled with spikes. Either destroy it then grab the propeller to float up or use the double jump chip to grab the vines. The Sub Tank is at the top.
    • The other Sub Tank is in Hibernation Chamber. Visit here with sunny weather. At the beginning, fall down the large opening rather than cross it and enter the door. In this room is an enemy called a NicosCrab. One of them is carrying a key instead of a bomb. Use the Knuckle to grab the key and carry it to a locked door later in the stage. The tank is on the other side.
    • I HIGHLY recommend having at least one Sub Tank BEFORE beating the fourth Einherjar boss. The battle against Craft in the middle of the game is hard and it will really help you get some breathing room.
    • You might invest in the Double Jump chip. It makes for a lot better movement.
    • Take advantage of the elemental weaknesses of enemies.
      Fire based enemies are weak to Elec.
      Elec based enemies are weak to Ice.
      Ice based enemies are weak to Fire.
  • Create a chip by combining collected parts in Mega Man Zero 4.

    You will earn this trophy after making your first chip. Chips are made in the Lab, to the left of the CMD room at the Resistance Trailer. Any chip will apply, but you need to make a few specific ones for other trophies.

    For a complete list of recipes for chips, refer to this wiki, which covers both MMZ3 and MMZ4 chips.

  • Create an S-Crystal in Mega Man Zero 4.

    Refer to Chip Maker  on further details for making chips.

    To make an S-Crystal, you need to use a Faital, Mechameson, V.Fire and Ceratanim in a formula.
    You want enough ingredients to make at least 3 of these: One for a Junk Body chip and two to trade for Sub Tanks.

    • Faital - Located in Particle Beam and are these tower enemies that pop up and shoot out fire.
    • Mechameson -Located in Deep Sea and are purple tower enemies.
    • V. Fire - The most common enemy, the purple droids who harass you.
    • Certanium - Part that is found scattered around various stages like Crystals or Life pickups are. An easy one to reach is in the Hanging Gardens, at the second water fountain using the double jump.

    Once you have an S-Crystal (or preferably 3), take two of them to Hirondelle at the Resistance Trailer and trade them for Sub Tanks. Try to do this as soon as you can. It REALLY helps.

  • Complete Mega Man ZX (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    You will earn this trophy after beating Mega Man ZX for the first time in normal mode. The game is a Metroidvania style game. You don’t HAVE to finish the quests for this trophy, but you do want to at least get all the Item B chips and some health items, as well as some key upgrades like Life Ups and Sub Tanks to make life a bit easier.

    Note: You CANNOT use Casual Scenario Mode
    Note: You absolutely CAN use Save Assist

    To get an advantage in the boss gauntlet, here is the layout.

    First Room
    Right: Hurricane (Weakness: Model LX)
    Left: Hivolt (Weakness: Model LX)

    Second Room
    Right: Leganchor (Weakness Model FX)
    Left: Lurerre (Weakness Model FX)

    Third Room
    Right: Flammole (Weakness Model HX)
    Left: Fistleo (Weakness Model HX)

    Forth Room
    Right:Protectos
    Left: Purprill

    Tips and Tricks:

    • You might change the default control options. I like to change the Attack Mode to use the weapon change on button press, that way I can toggle between weapons rather than hold a button down to use the secondary weapon.
    • B-2 is the fastest path back to town.
    • There is a Sub Tank in E-4. In E-4 of the Power Plant, dash jump across the large spinning gears to reach the other side of the large room. Then, move through some hidden walls to reach a door to E-3. Destroy a generator in here to shut of the conveyor belts. Backtrack and go to E-4 to reach the Sub Tank.
    • There is a Sub Tank in A-2. The path is behind a faux wall.
    • The least annoying Sub Tank for number 3 is at the end of some sub quests. The first is to finish the quest for Muguet in the airship. Then you have to finish the quests for Rose in the airship.
    • There is a Sub Tank in K-1. This one is a PAIN to get, and it isn’t exactly necessary, so you can skip it if you wish. But if you must, it involves climbing the lava in K-5, accessing a computer in the next room to slow the lava, backtracking again into the K-4 and racing against the lava and climbing up an opening in the ceiling, QUICKLY breaking the blocks with Model FX and finally entering a hidden door that is not visible behind the faux wall (which I think you can see with Model PX). Press the switch then go BACK to K-1 and going through a now unlocked red wall to find the Sub Tank. Save this for later in the game after you have the Quick Charger. Also, it’s easiest to combine the quest for this mean tank while doing the Gather the Screws sub quest. But seriously, skip it. It isn't needed to .
    • There is a Life Up in J-1, down and to the left from the save point, in a room.
    • There is a Life Up in D-1, below one of the bridges.
    • There is a Life Up in I-5, which requires Model HX to reach.
    • There is a Life Up in F-2, which is in a small nook protected by spikes, but easy to reach if you take some damage first giving you temporary invincibility.
    • Take advantage of the elemental weaknesses of enemies.
      Fire based enemies are weak to Elec.
      Elec based enemies are weak to Ice.
      Ice based enemies are weak to Fire.


    Here is a general map of the game for quick reference.

  • Obtain a W Tank in Mega Man ZX.

    In Prairie’s room on the airship there is a toy hanging from the ceiling. Attack that toy until it breaks and releases the W Tank. This is easier to do after you unlock model ZX, because then you can cut its string and get the doll on ground level.

  • Obtain all Item B chips in Mega Man ZX.

    Item B chips are upgrade modifications that make the game easier. Complete tasks to earn the chips for your collection.

    Note that when talking to people you often have to talk to them many times before they will give up the chips. So just keep pressing 

    The full list of chips is:

    1. Absorber – Complete the Save the People mission then talk to Leonardo in C-2.
    2. Featherweight – Talk to Bar in the Airship after saving it during the Protect HQ mission.
    3. Extender – Complete the Find the Rock sub quest and then the Smash the Rock sub quest, both from Silure in the airship.
    4. Quick Charger – Talk to Flueve in the Airship after obtaining Model H, Model F, Model L and Model P.
    5. Wind Boots – Complete the Gather the Screws sub quest from Anguille in the airship.
    6. Ice Boots – Complete the Quiz Partner and Another Quiz subquests from Yu in C-1 with Vent (available after Fight the Mavericks mission). Complete the Find Mushroom sub quest from Arcia in C-2 with Aile (available after the Secure the Biometal mission).
    7. Frog – Talk to Kenny in C-1 using any form other than Hu after the Find the Boy sub quest.
    8. Eraser – Talk to Carrelet in the Airship, after Troop Reinforcement is finished.


    Credit: Satoryu

  • Obtain a biometal with a Lv. 4 victory in Mega Man ZX.

    Mega Man ZX does not have the same ranking systems as the Zero games do. What it DOES have is 8 Psuedoroid bosses, each with a fragment of a Biometal. Defeating the boss will earn you the Biometal. However, depending on how you fight, you can actually damage the Biometal. That means the fragment you have will be less powerful than it could be. To earn the Biometal at its full potential, you need to attack the bosses without damaging its particular weak points. Fortunately this is not a one and done scenario, as over time boss encounters will respawn later in the game. When they do spawn, you will see a message saying the Psuedoroid appeared. So if you have an Lvl1 Biometal, you can try for a higher level by returning and fighting them again. They won’t appear until you defeat the boss with the second half of your owned Biometal. Then you will have to toggle back and forth between bosses who appear.

    You are also ranked in boss battles in the last stage, so that is probably applicable as well, but since I did it beforehand I cannot confirm it.

    I found this easiest to do against Leganchor and Hivolt, since in both cases you can attack from below and avoid their weak spots. Unlocking Model HX will actually give you a view screen in the secondary window that will show you where weak points are that you must avoid.

    Note: You can repair Biometal in the Airship if you wish. It doesn’t impact the appearance of the bosses so you can still challenge them. But that won't earn you a trophy.

  • Complete Mega Man ZX Advent (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    You will earn this trophy after beating Mega Man ZX Advent for the first time in normal mode. The game is a Metroidvania style game. You don’t HAVE to finish the quests for this trophy, but you do want to complete a few to get boss medals and a Sub Tank. Scattered around stages are some key upgrades like Life Ups, BM Upgrades (Biometal Upgrades) and Sub Tanks to make life a bit easier.

    Note: You CANNOT use Casual Scenario Mode
    Note: You absolutely CAN use Save Assist

    To get an advantage in the boss gauntlet, here is the layout.

    First Room
    Upper Right: Rosepark
    Upper Left: Vulturon
    Lower Right: Buckfire
    Lower Left: Chronoforce

    Second Room
    Upper Right: Hedgeshock
    Upper Left: Argoyle & Ugoyle
    Lower Right: Queenbee
    Lower Left: Bifrost

    Tips and Tricks:

    • You might change the default control options. I like to change the Attack Mode to use the weapon change on button press, that way I can toggle between weapons rather than hold a button down to use the secondary weapon.
    • When using the Trance server, don’t be to caviler with presses, it goes to the selection menu and you might perceive the need to do a text confirmation but instead it goes straight to the map, where you might accidentally teleport yourself somewhere.
    • If you want to farm energy without using EC at the store, Legion HQ 4 is tailor made for this. You can reach it using Bifrost to weigh down one of the hover boards to a lower level and shattering glass to the door in Legion HQ 2.
    • To reach the Quarry, you need to use Queenbee on the barrel in the ground at the left edge of Hunter Camp 1, below the basketball hoop.
    • There is a pleasant shop in Train3 that will refill your Sub Tanks for only 50 EC per tank. And next door to that is a guy who will send you back to camp for another 50 EC.
    • In the building in Hunter’s Camp4, pay Kidd to dig. You don’t need to finish the dig per se but at the bottom level he will start unearthing doors. In the first one is Nick. He asks for blueprints which are outside in the basketball court. Return them to him. Come back later and he will sell you an E-Tank for 500 EC. This is a good backup for Sub Tanks in a pinch.
    • There is a Life Up that can be reached at the top of the elevator shaft in Control Center1. You need to use Rosespark to get above the elevator and climb without it.
    • There is a Life Up in Scrapyard 2. Enter the correct door in the first set of three doors. Enter the right door in the second set of 3 doors. Proceed until you get to a room with spikes. Carefully use Vulturon to float right, drop down and float left again to get the Life Up.
    • There is a Life Up in Waterfall Ruins2. Proceed left until you go through a door into a new area where you can go either right or left. Go left. You will end up in a pool of water with a fish and one of those yellow orbs in it. Kill it and use Queenbee to fly up the waterfall to a door. The Life Up is inside.
    • There is a Life Up in Tower of Verdure3. Teleport to Tower of Verdure2 and dispatch the Spidrill. In the next room you will start climing on the outer wall up. If you can get to the other side with Queenbee for example, work your way up. The Life Up is at the top.
    • There is a BM Upgrade in Highway1. In the second pitfall you can take a downward pass. Here you will find a switch. This switch activates a time sensative door. Use Chronoforce's Time Bomb (hold ) to slow time. Then change to Model H, hit the switch, dash left and go to the above platform, then dash right quickly and drop down the next pitfall and go left, through the door.
    • There is a BM Upgrade in Biolab2. You need Queenbee and here ability to carry the large weights and lift the water barriers to adjust with the water level in order to open the pathway to the upgrade.
    • There is a BM Upgrade in Oil Field2. This one requires you to use your various transformations to get below the pipes in order to reach it.
    • There is a BM Upgrade in Quarry3. It is located in a block puzzle overhead and requires some speed against the sub boss. You can be quick if you wish, or use Chronoforce to slow the sub boss down and attack it from behind. Or you can just wait under the BM upgrade for the subboss to break the rocks (and damage you) and catch it as it falls.
    • Refer to Can Never Be Too Prepared  for Sub Tank locations.
    • Use Vulturon in the last part of the last stage when spike blocks appear.
    • Take advantage of the elemental weaknesses of enemies. Though it doesn't seem to apply in a lot of cases.
      Fire based enemies are weak to Elec.
      Elec based enemies are weak to Ice.
      Ice based enemies are weak to Fire.

    Here is a general map of the game for quick reference.

  • Obtain all 4 subtanks in Mega Man ZX Advent.

    You will earn this trophy after getting all 4 of the Sub Tanks in the game. They are hidden throughout various stages as well as.

    Here is the location of all the tanks:

    • Located on a platform in the upper right of Arctic Ice Floe2. Use Rosepark and the vines or Queenbee to reach it.
    • In Legion HQ2, after you get the first hover board, jump off in the first room with the glass windows. Slide down the right wall and see a data disk and a hover board. Hop on that to go right and find the tank at the end of the room you break into.
    • In Mysterious Lab 3, left and above the door to Mysterious Lab 4, there is a yellow door that can be reached by activating the fuses. You also need Argoyle’s power to reach it.
    • In the Floating Ruins, complete a quest for Meg to find four artifacts. The first is right at the beginning on the overhang above. The 2nd is in part 2, near the bottom of the middle grey tower amidst three whirlwinds. The third is in part 3 on the first overhang past the door, but requires Bifrost’s power to access. Finally, the last item is in part 4 below the boss arena, approachable from the right side of the map.
  • Obtain at least one of each bronze, silver, and gold medals in Mega Man ZX Advent.

    There are some side quests you can do in the game after defeating Psuedoroids. In the Hunter Camp 1, on the roof of each of the buildings are some hunters standing around. Talk to them and you can instigate missions with Psuedoroids you have defeated.

    There are a list of challenges you can complete for each Psuedoroid. There are three challenges per Psuedoroid, and talking to the hunter with the mission will tell you the requirements for each challenge. You do not have to do them all at once, you can repeat and clear one medal at a time. In fact, you can’t really do all the medals for each boss at once as they are contradictory.

    Here is a list of all of the medal requirements:

    Buckfire
    Trance to Train 1
    Bronze: Finish Buckfire off with a Hedgeshock Rolling attack
    Silver: Beat Buckfire by hitting his weak spot, the mane
    Gold: Beat Buckfire by touching Siarnaq’s BN screen and hitting him with the Kunai

    Chronoforce
    Trance to Arctic Ice Floe 4
    Bronze: Beat Chronoforce using only Queenbee attacks
    Silver: Finish Chronoforce off with the Buckfire Slash Dash
    Gold: Finish Chronoforce off with the Model ZX Charge Saber

    Rosespark
    Trance to Tower of Verdure 4
    Bronze: Finish off Rospark while he’s in bulb form
    Silver: Beat Rospark using Argoyle & Ugoyle attacks
    Gold: Defeat Rosepark using Rospark’s own attacks

    Queenbee
    Trance to Control Center 4
    Bronze: Beat Queenbee by attacking only her container
    Silver: Beat Queenbee without destroying any of her stinger missles
    Gold: Beat Queenbee by only attacking her body to get a Gold Medal

    Vulturon
    Trance to Scrapyard 4
    Bronze: Survive more than 120 seconds and defeat Vulturon
    Silver: Finish Vulturon off with Aeolus Sonic Boom
    Gold: Beat Vulturon using only Giga Crush

    Bifrost
    Trance to Bio Lab 3
    Bronze: Beat Bifrost using only Queenbee attacks
    Silver: Beat Bifrost using only Buckfire attacks
    Gold: Beat Bifrost using only the Model A Homing Shot

    Hedgeshock
    Trance to Mysterious Lab 4, though Mysterious Lab 3 has a checkpoint and is a better choice
    Bronze: Finish Hedgeshock off with Chronoforce
    Silver: Finish off Hedgeshock by hitter her little rat followers
    Gold: Beat Hedgeshock without A-Trans or megamerging

    Argoyle & Ugoyle
    Trance to Waterfall Ruins 1
    Bronze: Beat Argoyle & Ugoyle at the same time with the Giga Crush
    Silver: Beat Argoyle & Ugoyle at the same time with the Hedgeshock Spark Ball
    Gold: Beat Argoyle & Ugoyle at the same time with the Buckfire Double Tmahawk





    Once you earn a medal (or fail but kill the boss), return to the camp and talk to the hunter where he will stamp your receipt, then go to Ward in the café to get an EC reward. You can then re initiate the mission for another medal.

    You can confirm which medals you have by looking at the display case in the back room of the café.

  • Defeat a boss in Grey's Reploid form or Ashe's Human form in Mega Man ZX Advent.

    This trophy cannot be earned until after you unlock Model A, so the first mission does not count. In order for this to count, you must fight and defeat a boss ENTIRELY in your base form. You cannot damage it with any other forms (and I would not even transform just to be safe) or the trophy is voided.

    I recommend you do not attempt this until you have all 4 Sub Tanks, as well as an optional E-Tank just in case. This will give you a large buffer for mistakes. You can combine this trophy with Pedal to the Medals  by defeating Hedgeshock in normal form for a Gold Medal, which is lengthy but easy enough to do with room to spare if you have all 4 Sub Tanks.

 

Secret trophies

  • Intercept the bombardment aircraft in Mega Man Zero 2.

    Story Related, Cannot be missed

    After clearing out the first four missions, you will automatically have to visit Neo Arcadia. Complete this mission and you are automatically forced into another mission to stop the aerial bombardment. All you have to do is reach the core of the airship where Ciel will teleport in to diffuse the bomb. She will need 90 seconds. During this time, you want to use your shield and saber to keep Ciel protected. After 90 seconds expires, she will leave and you will need to evacuate the airship on foot. Once you leave the ship the trophy will pop, right before the battle with Kuwagast Anchus.

  • Defeat Copy X Mark II in Mega Man Zero 3.

    Story Related, Cannot be missed

    After defeating the first 4 missions, you will find yourself facing a series of old enemies in stages. After that, you will visit Area X-2, where the boss is Copy X Mark II. He fights pretty much the same as he did in Mega Man Zero. So long as you are properly prepared with a Sub Tank you should be able to beat him. Luckily this time, you only have to face his first form.

  • Defeat Phantom in Cyberspace in Mega Man Zero 3 (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    Phantom makes a return in the Sub-Arcadia stage near the end of the game. There is a Cyber Space door hidden in the stage. Enter this door to fight Phantom. Phantom fights similarly to his encounters in Mega Man Zero, save his attacks are built a little stronger with more projectiles and 5 clones instead of 4. If you arrive with a healthy stock in your Sub Tanks and a good collection of Cyber Elves, which are automatically applied to your stats in Cyber Space, and you should have a pretty solid edge to whether this fight.

    Note: You CANNOT use Casual Scenario Mode
    Note: You absolutely CAN use Save Assist
     

  • Defeat Craft in the Ragnarok Control Room and stop Ragnarok in Mega Man Zero 4.

    Story Related, Cannot be missed

    After defeating all 8 of the Einherjar, the next mission will be on Ragnarok. At the end of this stage you will once again face Craft. The battle is very similar to the one at human settlement. Make sure you have the two Sub Tanks in hand and fully charged to make this fight much easier.

  • Defeat a boss with three Junk chips equipped and without a cyber-elf equipped in Mega Man Zero 4.

    (Missable)

    Refer to Chip Maker on further details for making chips.

    You want to equip the Junk Armor, which consists of the Junk Head, Junk Body and Junk Foot. To make it, combine some useless material into Junk. You want three pieces of Junk. You probably have a lot of V.Fire, so combine two of them together to make Junk.

    Then, you need the ingredients to make each piece of armor. Here is what you will need to farm for.

     

    • GlassCannon are enemies spawned from the sub boss in Artificial Sun.
    • SerpentGear are obtained from the sub boss in Hibernation Chamber.
    • GangaGun are the large green drill like enemies before the sub boss in the Particle Beam.
    • Bombadeer are the fire based enemies that are spit out by a Mechameson, so you have to wait for them to spawn.
      Beam Walker can be easily found in the Particle Beam.
    • Moloid (Missable) are the hammer enemies that only appear in the Human Settlement when it is under attack. You need to grab at least one chip while you're here, but go ahead and get several.


    A wiki with enemy locations can be found here.

    For Junk Head, you want Junk, GlassCannon and SerpentGear.

    For Junk Body, you want Junk, S-Crystal, GangaGun and Ceratanium. Refer to Crystal Maker

    For Junk Foot, you want Junk, Bombadeer, Beam Walker and Moloid.

    Once you have the Junk Armor, equip it. Also, disable all of your Elf upgrades. This will cause Zero to turn a shade of dark green/grey. This form is very dangerous. You will take twice as much damage as usual. So before you face a boss, make sure you have a spare Sub Tank just in case. Fortunately, you do NOT have to face an enemy completely with this armor. You just need to land the finishing blow. So weaken the enemy then switch into the Junk Armor and disable your elf for the final strike.

    Credit: Satoryu

    Alternatively, start the game in Casual Scenario Mode to get all of the armor, including the Junk Armor automatically in your inventory. Since you can't change to CSM mid game, I'll leave this as missable.

    Credit: Kasu

  • Double Megamerge after inheriting Model Z in Mega Man ZX.

    Story Related, Cannot be missed

    Your protagonist will obtain Model X at the beginning of the game. Shortly into the game you will find yourself in Area D, where you have to face the boss Giro (Model Z). After the battle, your Model X transformation will be permanently replaced with ZX, a combination of Model X and Model Z.

    Note that if you wish to keep Model X, you need to beat the game with each protagonist on different saves but this isn’t required for trophies.

  • Defeat Omega in Area N in Mega Man ZX (cannot be earned in Casual Scenario Mode).

    This blast from the past is a secret boss hidden in Area N of the game. You won’t be able to complete this until you finish the Stop the Dig mission, where you will get access to Area N. You have the option of fighting older bosses from Mega Man Zero 3 and Mega Man Zero 4 but it isn’t required. You can just face Omega in N-1 straight away. You won’t get the Mysterious Rock (and thus you won’t earn Model OX) but you can still get the trophy.

    Omega is super tough, and requires extensive preparation. Go into this battle with full life, all the sub tanks fully charged and a full stock of all the optional life granting items, ESPECIALLY the E-Tank. You don’t need EVERY Sub Tank, I beat him with 3 and not using the E-Tank. But what makes this battle difficult is his high probability of healing himself. He does this a lot, making it hard to weaken him.

  • Copy an enemy's data for the first time in Mega Man ZX Advent.

    Story Related, Cannot be missed

    You will earn this trophy automatically when you defeat Buckfire at the beginning of the game. For most bosses you will be able to copy their forms after beating them.

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