Secrets (with pictures)
The following is a directory of all the little hidden things in Megaman Legends 2 that aren't obvious. While they aren't full-blown sidequests, they can be cameos, unlockable things, easy ways to get money...See the list below for more information.
Once you beat the game, you will be able to access Easy Mode and Hard Mode. If you had the Class S License when you defeated Sera, you'll unlock Very Hard mode as well.
In easy mode, you start out with the Accessory Pack OMEGA, which powers up all of your Buster stats to MAX. However, you only have the Class C License, and you will not be allowed to take the Digger's tests. In addition, Reaverbots give up more zenny, and prices in shops are cheaper.
In hard and very hard mode, the enemies are MUCH tougher and more resilient. In very hard mode, you automatically start out with the Class SS License, which allows you to enter any ruin without taking the tests.
Easy Zenny Method #1
Early in the game, the best way to collect zenny is to kick cans into trash cans around Yosyonke City. There is a can next to the general store and behind the northeast house. It takes a very precise angle and distance from the garbage can to pull it off, but it can be done. Also, note that you get varying amounts of zenny as the game goes on. Finally, you'll get more zenny if you kick the can behind the house into the garbage beside the general store, and the can beside the general store into the garbage behind the house. One very important thing to note is that the zenny is not actually added to your stash until the message telling you you got the zenny disappears, so jump around to make that go away. Leaving the area and coming back makes the cans reappear.
Easy Zenny Method #2
This is BY FAR the best way to get zenny fast, though it may bore you at times if you're trying to get everything in the game. First of all, go into the Pokte Caverns just outside the Flutter on Manda Island. There is a random set of Reaverbots given to you each time you enter, so keep going in and going out until you see that there is a Mimic in the first room. If so, then proceed into the ruins, going east when given the option. In the next room, go east and then proceed north until you're given the option to continue north through a door or head left down a hallway. Head left down the hall and go through the door.
You should see a large, bird-like, golden Reaverbot that I like to call Gold Mirocs. It will stand in the center of the room until you approach it, in which case it will jump at you and run around wildly. These things can do a lot of damage, so avoid them as much as possible. Also, do not let it run too far away. It has a lot of HP, but you can defeat it quickly by knocking it over with your Buster, then using the Lifter to throw it. After that, one more Buster shot should destroy it. TONS OF ZENNY will fly everywhere. A fully-upgraded Vacuum Arm will definitely come in handy here. And the best part is, leaving the room and coming back in will cause the Reaverbot to regenerate! Purely awesome.
Easy Zenny Method #3
On Calbania Island, in the first plains area, you'll find two red Slider Reaverbots. They are easily destroyed, and you'll get around five thousand zenny for destroying them. Leave, come back, and repeat. Not a good way to make zenny fast, but it is A WAY.
Easy Zenny Method #4
In the Saul Kada Ruins, after you enter, go straight to the end of the hall and into the next room. Destroy the two missile-launching Reaverbots, then walk around and search for a Reaverbot Carrier. Lock onto it, and watch. It may drop a flaming Red Zakobon, but it sometimes also drops a stash of zenny. Keep following it around, collecting zenny. However, be aware that it will eventually stop dropping. This is a good way to collect zenny, but there are a couple of better ways. Bring the Flame Barrier and Asbestos Shoes.
Easy Zenny Method #5
Go to the giant, snow-covered room in the Calinca Ruins. First, take out the giant, missile-launching Reaverbot in the middle of the room. Then begin running around and destroying the Blue Zakobons. They tend to appear in large numbers in this room, and there's an infite number of them. Thus, this is a decent way to make zenny, but not a great way. Just make sure to bring the Flame Barrier.
Easy Zenny Method #6
To do this, bring the Flame Barrier, a fully-upgraded Vacuum Arm, and the strongest armor possible. Go to Elysium's Defense Area. Deep into the ruins, you will find a room with four of the Reaverbot Carriers, one in each corner, that drops flaming Red Zakobons. The Red Zakobons wont be able to damage you if your armor is strong enough and you've got the Flame Barrier. Just keep destroying the Zakobons as they continue to drop.
However, there is a way to do this with NO effort. Stand in the center of the room. The only way you'll take damage is if you get knocked down when they all attack at once. Tape the [TRIANGLE] button down to have the Vacuum Arm start. Now, the Red Zakobons will end up destroying themselves by running into you. Now leave the game running for a while, and when you come back, your wallet will be fatter. Just make sure to perform periodic checks to make sure your life gauge hasn't dipped for some reason. This is probably the second best way to make zenny, but only because it takes zero effort.
Easy Zenny Method #7
Go to the Central Area, where the Master's house is located on Elysium. Destroy the three Yellow Slider Reaverbots running around the island for over 6,000 zenny each. Standing on top of the warp gates will help defend you if you're having a hard time destroying them without protection. When they're gone, you can make them regenerate by taking the elevator to the Shuttle Bay and returning.
TIP #1: When you defeat an enemy, place yourself in the center of the ensuing explosion. You won't take damage, and you'll get all the zenny before it flies everywhere.
TIP #2: If you ever find that zenny gets stuck on an elevated surface that you can't walk on, stand next to the zenny and jump. It should fall off the wall.
TIP #3: Higher-class Digger's Licenses means that Reaverbots, while they are harder to defeat, give up more zenny. Get that Class S License A.S.A.P.!
To fire shots more rapidly, quickly press [UP] while firing. It may be awkward, but it works. This works particularly well against slow enemies.
Cheaper Special Weapon Upgrades
There is a way to make Roll give you a 10% discount on special weapons upgrade. First of all, buy the Gift items from the General Store (the items with hearts next to them). Those are the Cushion, the Stuffed Doll, and the Model Ship. All three will be available by the time you reach Nino Island. After you get them, talk to Roll on the bridge and give her the gifts. Now leave the Flutter and come back. If you'll notice, all three gifts have been placed in her room. When you go to the bridge, you'll find she isn't there. Talk to Data, and he'll say that she went to go clean up. So go to the living room and try to enter the bathroom. You'll get a short scene in which you catch Roll...well, we won't go there. But anyway, next time you enter the Development Room, Roll will tell you she bought new tools, making upgrades cheaper!
Light and Dark MegaMan
You may have noticed, but it is possible to make MegaMan a saint or a villain. Anytime you perform good deeds, MegaMan will become lighter. However, if he's not a good boy, he'll become darker. If he's Light MegaMan, people will like you, and you'll get a 20% discount at all stores. However, if you're Dark MegaMan, people will hate you, and there will be a 20% INCREASE in prices. You also won't be able to compete in the Pokte Village quiz or get letters at the post office. However, you will be able to trade with the peddler behind the pillar in the area where the Saul Kada Ruins entrance is.
You can become Light MegaMan by generally doing good things. Once, I was Light MegaMan by the time I reached Nino Island, without even trying. Failing that, you'll need to donate 1,000,000 (a million!) zenny to the church in Yosyonke. You may even need to donate more than that if you were Dark MegaMan to begin with. The easiest way to become Dark MegaMan is to kick around pigs at Appo and Dah's house. It's even easier if you give the Cute Piggy Shu gave to you to the girl at Nino Island. While your physical appearance changes, the only way to know for sure is by talking to specific people or checking the prices and tone of the stores. Personally, I talk to the kids playing around on Nino Island.
Anyway, once you're Dark MegaMan, you'll want to buy the Reaverbot Eye and the Taser from the shady guy standing around where you fought Teisel. The Taser is used to develop a special weapon. You can sell the Reaverbot Eye...Go through the back door of the Junk Shop at Yosyonke City and talk to the Junk Shop owner. He will give you the Reaverbot Claw (I'm actually not sure if he does this for you if you're Dark MegaMan). You can sell the Reaverbot Claw to the shady peddler. Also, you can sell the Reaverbot Eye to this Junk Shop owner. When he asks if he can buy it from you, tell him no, and he'll offer 300,000 zenny. He won't go any higher than this, so don't refuse, or his price will drop to 10,000.
There are no other benefits to being Dark MegaMan, so you'll want to donate at a least a million zenny to the church to return to normal (or Light MegaMan, if you wish).
Free Health Items
Around the beginning of the game, Roll will start asking you to buy things for the Flutter. They're mostly useless items, but when she asks you to buy a refrigerator for 5,000 zenny, do so! Soon, it will arrive in the Flutter's kitchen. Any time you examine it, you will get a free Picnic Lunch, which completely restores your life gauge. You can't have more than one at a time, but you can always return for one! Never start a new quest before grabbing one.
Riding a Rubber Duck
If you'll notice, later in the game, a rubber duck will appear behind the northeast house in Yosyonke City. Kicking it sends it FLYING, and it seems impossible to get it into a trash can. So instead, why not ride it? To do so, jump on top of it, then kick. The duck won't even get off the ground, but it will take you. Use this as a skateboard, but it serves for nothing more than kicks and giggles.
Black Zero Cameo
In Yosyone City's General Store, there is a poster on the wall of Black Zero from the MegaMan X series. If you examine it, then MegaMan will comment that he looks like a comic book hero.
Resident Evil Cameo
When the Game Cartridge becomes available at the General Store, buy it. The description reads "Latest game in a popular series: "Resident Evil 43"." This is a nod to Capcom's extremely successful Resident Evil franchise.
MegaMan TV Show Cameo
Go into Maria's bar in Yosyonke City. The television is showing clips from the first episode of the old (and cheesy) MegaMan cartoon. The clip features MegaMan, Proto Man, and Guts Man.
Slapped by Roll
More kicks and giggles. While Roll accompanies you through the Calinca Tundra to the Abandoned Mines, she will slap you if you try to pick her up with the Lifter. Perv. :)
Not exactly a secret, but oh well...Roll keeps a diary in her room on the Flutter. She writes down her thoughts on the game's various events, as well as things you do for her that aren't necessarily part of the game's plot. However, she also writes down the bad stuff, such as if you intentionally shoot her on the Calinca Tundra, so be careful.
The post office in Yosyonke City will periodically get letters for MegaMan (how does that work, anyway?). The only two ones you get by default are from the Servbots. The Servbots will send you a letter after you defeat Tron in Pokte Village and after you defeat her in the Saul Kada Ruins. The other letters you can get are sent by Appo and Dah occasionally, but only after you give Shu the school supplies won at the Pokte Village quiz game.