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Suikoden V Trading Printable Chart

Updated on January 21, 2015

Get Tons of Potch (money) through Trading Wisely

All right, I'm tired of trying to remember which Suikoden V trading post pays the most Potch for this or that, so I'm creating this Suikoden V Trading Guide with a crib sheet to help me make money in this video game quickly.

Here's my downloadable Suikoden V Trading chart (PDF) showing where to sell each trade item for the best possible price. The chart is divided into phases of the game, since different trading posts become available as you progress through the story.

Or scroll down for more detailed help (Same info, plus trading tips for each phase of the game).

Suikoden V and its characters are © Konami Software.

Basic Suikoden V Trading Tips - Okay, before we get to the charts

You make money by buying goods at one Trading Post and selling them at another town where the prices are higher.

When you pick "Sell," prices in red are less than you originally paid, prices in blue are higher than you originally paid, and prices in white are the same.

Each city has a standard price for each item. My basic strategy is to buy everything that I know sells for a better price somewhere else that I can reach, then sell it when I get there.

However, this strategy doesn't work at the start of the game, because your party inventory will fill up. Until you get a Storeroom, just buy a few items at a time whose price difference is greatest between point A and B.

Random price events, such as a good wheat harvest, will raise or lower the price of one item for a while. Only one of these price events is happening at any given time, and the current "rumor" will identify it correctly. Once the price event is over, it takes a little while for the price of that item to return to normal.

If you're lucky or wily, you can sell when the price of something skyrockets. I simply use these rumors to avoid buying when the price is abnormally high. If the price on an item drops, I'll buy it at several locations and wait to sell until the price returns to normal.

Once you've done a lot of trading of certain items, new items gradually unlock:

Soybeans unlock Miso/Soy Sauce,

Wheat unlocks Beer,

Fruit unlocks Wine,

Rice unlocks Sake,

Gold unlocks Gold Craftworks.

Intro: Sol-Falena and Stormfist - (I don't do much trading here, but...)

Welcome to Suikoden! Are you shipping Georg and Sialeeds as hard as I am? And how many creative ways can you think of to dispose of Lym's unwanted suitors? Be thorough, class; Sialeeds won't tolerate sloppy work.

Best Price for SELLING in Stormfist:

Salt (150), Soybeans (250), Veggies (600), Rice (2400), Handicrafts (1600), Coffee (4000), Spices (2350)

Best Price for SELLING in Sol-Falena:

Sugar (100), Fruit (1600), Wheat (1600)

NOTES: Don't bother with Tea (costs more in Sol-Falena, and Stormfistians don't sell it) or Iron (vice versa).

You can't do much trading at the beginning of the game, except to buy when the price DROPS and hope to be around long enough to sell it when the price returns to normal.

Staying in Rainwall - Run around level-grinding and trading goods for cash!

I racked up a TON of potch while mooching off of our ingratiating host. Hey, he deserved it. Betcha he's jealous of my prince for having more money than he does.

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Iron (10,000), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000)

Best SELLING Price: Rainwall

Sugar (90), Salt (300), Soybeans (420), Wheat (2300), Rice (2550), Spices (3000), Pearls (80,000), Sake (40,000), Goldwork (175,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Veggies (800), Fruit (2000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000), Tea (6000), Miso (4000), Beer (13,000)

Trading in this part of the game is tedious but rewarding: not only can you rack up lots of cash, but every time you run from town to town your characters will be collecting experience and loot from random monster battles.

Collect and hold onto at least six bags of salt. Eventually, salt's price will skyrocket. Then run to Raftfleet, talk to the geezer in the Trading post, and sell all the salt you have at a high price. The geezer will be so impressed by your trading acumen that you can recruit him, and later he'll open a shop for you.

You probably won't unlock anything past Miso this early; don't worry about it.

Just for fun, pay attention to which items each town prizes, which it sells for cheap, and which items aren't available. For example, Raftfleet evidently grows veggies on their barges and sells them, but like most sailors they're short on fresh fruit. The artists' colony lives on wine and coffee and avoids more "normal" Japanese beverages like tea and sake, while the dwarves apparently live on beer.

Staying in Raftfleet - Don't panic; your storeroom wiill come with you

Well thank goodness THAT'S over with. Our new allies are much cooler. (Exhibit A: RAJA. Grandma and admiral of the fleet.)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Wheat (2200), Coffee (6000), Spices (2800), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000), Tea (6000), Miso (4000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Sugar (85), Salt (240), Soybeans (490), Veggies (1000), Rice (2700), Iron (11,000), Beer (15,000), Sake (46,000)

Note same price for Pearls in Haud and Raftfleet, and Fruit is 1950 in Haud, so you may sometimes skip Raftfleet (then again, Raftfleet has a lot of cheap foodstuffs you can sell elsewhere)

Keep selling Wheat until it unlocks Beer. I didn't get any of the other unlockables until later.

After the prison episode, return to the Dwarf Mines and bumble around between the prison and dwarves until you find Egbert. Let him rant until he runs out of breath. Do NOT press any buttons while he's talking unless you see the white button prompt. If you don't interrupt, you can recruit him, and he will (a) increase Potch from battles as a support ability and (b) open a shortcut between the Dwarf Camp and the mine entrance.

At a certain point, assuming you recruited Sairoh in Raftfleet, he will open a store for you at your HQ. All his prices are lower than the top prices elsewhere, except the rare unlockable "Gold Craftworks" for which he will pay you a whopping 190,000. I didn't unlock it this early, so I just scooped up all his goods (unless one had a price spike) whenever I was going out and sold them abroad.

Once You Reach Yashuna - Time to start selling Sake

The game slows down a bit here, but hang in there. Lots of time to recruit Stars of Destiny, and this is only a brief lull before all hell breaks loose.

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500), Rice (2850), Spices (3100), Miso (5000)

Other selling recommendations remain the same:

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000), Tea (6000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Sugar (85), Salt (240), Soybeans (490), Veggies (1000), Iron (11,000), Beer (15,000), Sake (46,000)

If you haven't unlocked Sake already, sell lots of rice to get it.

Best SELLING Price: Castle

Gold Craftwork (190,000) (but this may not have unlocked yet)

After Yashuna, we FINALLY get teleport ability which speeds up trading. The Mirror will appear in HQ's basement. Once the operator stops flaking, she'll teleport you anywhere you've been before. To return to HQ, you must exit a town onto the world map, then choose "Items > Important > Blinking Mirror".

(Tip: there's ladders at the back right of the Dwarf Camp taking you outside so you're on the world map. Great view up there.)

Once You Reach Lelcar - Note: exit Lelcar via east bridge to teleport back

Tip: Don't forget to enter the armor shop in Lelcar and buy a lot of stuff as soon as you can start exploring. It won't be available later, and you'll only be able to recruit its owner as a Star of Destiny if you're already a favorite customer. And an arms dealer will soon be a valuable ally to your cause, trust me.

Best SELLING Price: Lelcar

Sugar (90), Spices (4000), Iron (12,000), Sake (48,000)

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500), Rice (2850), Miso (5000)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000), Tea (6000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Salt (240), Soybeans (490), Veggies (1000), Beer (15,000)

Best SELLING Price: Castle

Gold Craftwork (190,000) (but this may not have unlocked yet)

Once You Reach Sable - #%@!%! Eagles

I was sailing along pretty smoothly until this part of the game, but those blasted eagles kept Total Party KOing my party. On the flip side, there's some good treasure up on that mountain, and Sable will make you a ton of potch selling iron.

Best SELLING Price: Sable

Salt (260), Tea (7000), Iron (14,000)

Best SELLING Price: Lelcar

Sugar (90), Spices (4000), Sake (48,000)

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500), Rice (2850), Miso (5000)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Soybeans (490), Veggies (1000), Beer (15,000)

Best SELLING Price: Castle

Gold Craftwork (190,000) (but this may not have unlocked yet)

Trading With the Beavers - After a key story event, they stop hiding

Well, it TOOK them long enough, but eventually you get to trade with the beavers. Who knew they liked Miso soup? (I confess I usually skip them on the trading post run, though.)

Best SELLING Price: Beavers

Salt (270), Miso (6300)

Best SELLING Price: Sable

Tea (7000), Iron (14,000)

Best SELLING Price: Lelcar

Sugar (90), Spices (4000), Sake (48,000)

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500), Rice (2850)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Soybeans (490), Veggies (1000), Beer (15,000)

Best SELLING Price: Castle

Gold Craftwork (190,000) (but this may not have unlocked yet)

Once you reach Nirva - Blast it, Vicki can't teleport. Okay, okay, take the ship from Estrise...

I never can unlock Gold Craftworks until very late in the game, so don't worry if you can't. (You need to sell a lot of gold first.)

Best SELLING Price: Nirva

Rice (3000), Miso (7800), Sake (5000)

Best SELLING Price: Beavers

Salt (270)

Best SELLING Price: Sable

Tea (7000), Iron (14,000)

Best SELLING Price: Lelcar

Sugar (90), Spices (4000)

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Soybeans (490), Veggies (1000), Beer (15,000)

Best SELLING Price: Castle

Gold Craftwork (190,000) (but this may not have unlocked yet)

Once You Reach Sauronix - Trading post is southwest (left and down) from start point

Yay, dragon horsies! Boo, we can't ride them! However, Sauronix will be the site of one of the best cutscenes in the game. I'm not saying anything else, except this; Spock in Elrond's haircut Rahal Rocks.

Best SELLING Price: Sauronix

Salt (280), Soybeans (500), Iron (14200), Miso (8000)

Best SELLING Price: Nirva

Rice (3000), Sake (5000)

Best SELLING Price: Sable

Tea (7000)

Best SELLING Price: Lelcar

Sugar (90), Spices (4000)

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000), Wine (26,000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000), Pearls (75,000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Veggies (1000), Beer (15,000)

Best SELLING Price: Castle

Gold Craftwork (190,000) (but this may not have unlocked yet)

TRADE INTERRUPTION: There is a chaotic period when you won't be able to trade with Lelcar, Sable, or many other places, so that it's really not worth trading at all. Just store your goods and ignore trading for a little while. If you need Potch badly during this phase, grab Egbert, Zweig and Lorelei plus a bunch of Prosperity items on different party members and go treasure hunting in the Big Hole. (I assume you picked up Bastan as your appraiser. If you didn't, do so: grab some party members with the Treasure Hunter skill, take Logg's boat to the Revolving Bridge, fight until you've picked up about 10 ? Paintings, then take them to the Appraiser's shop in Haud until Bastan recognizes one of them as a rare painting.)

Stormfist and Rainwall Open for Business - (Rainwall opens shortly after Stormfist)

We're winning! Sort of. At this point, it's really not worth piling up your inventory with anything less valuable than wheat/rice, so skip the cheap stuff unless you're heading straight to a place with a good price.

Best SELLING Price: Stormfist

Sugar (95), Iron (15000), Wine (30000)

Best SELLING Price: Rainwall

Salt (300), Pearls (80000)

Best SELLING Price: Sauronix

Soybeans (500), Miso (8000)

Best SELLING Price: Nirva

Rice (3000), Sake (5000)

Best SELLING Price: Sable

Tea (7000)

Best SELLING Price: Lelcar

Spices (4000)

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Veggies (1000), Beer (15,000)

Best SELLING Price: Castle

Gold Craftwork (190,000) (I am STILL WAITING for this to unlock. Argh!)

ALL Trading Posts Open - Finally!

You probably just want to get onto the endgame now, but if you're a completionist, now's the time to sell enough gold to unlock Gold Craftworks if you haven't already. Also, if you want to pad out your New Game Plus, you retain all potch from the last game when you start the next.

Best SELLING Price: Sol-Falena

Sugar (100), Gold Craftworks (200,000)

Best SELLING Price: Stormfist

Iron (15000), Wine (30000)

Best SELLING Price: Rainwall

Salt (300), Pearls (80000)

Best SELLING Price: Sauronix

Soybeans (500), Miso (8000)

Best SELLING Price: Nirva

Rice (3000), Sake (5000)

Best SELLING Price: Sable

Tea (7000)

Best SELLING Price: Lelcar

Spices (4000)

Best SELLING Price: Yashuna

Wheat (2500)

Best SELLING Price: Haud

Coffee (6000), Gold/Silver (60,000)

Best SELLING Price: Raftfleet

Fruit (2000)

Best SELLING Price: Estrise

Handicrafts (3000)

Best SELLING Price: Dwarf Camp

Veggies (1000), Beer (15,000)

Hope that helped!

So, while I have you all here... who's you're favorite Suikoden character?

© 2012 auronlu

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