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Many treasure chests in Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria contain one of four traps of varying natures which can be avoided with the correct ways. Trapped treasure chests cannot be disarmed, and triggering the trap does not affect its content.

The Trap Search item in Valkyrie Profile makes trapped chests flash red.

Explosion[]

When the chest is opened, one of two different types of explosions occur:

  • A small explosion preceded by smoke coming out from the chest, which damages the character.
  • A large explosion preceded by a glow (Valkyrie Profile) or spark (Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria) coming out from the chest, which damages the character and pushes them back some distance away. This can potentially prove dangerous if the chest is situated in a precarious location, such as on a narrow ledge or above a drop (especially the notorious bottomless rooms in Celestial Castle).

Explosion traps can be avoided by jumping or backing away from the chest.

Explosion trap is the most common of the four types of traps, appearing in most dungeons and sometimes the only type of trap in a given dungeon.

Valkyrie Profile dungeons with explosion traps[]

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria dungeons with explosion traps[]

Gas[]

When the chest is opened, a cloud of one of four types of gas is released:

  • A light blue gas which freezes the character for a short time.
  • A multicolored gas which confuses the character for a short time, during which the directions on the controller are inverted (pressing Left on the D-Pad will make the character go right, or vice-versa).
  • A purple gas which poisons the character.
  • (Valkyrie Profile only) A black gas which paralyzes the character, immobilizing them for a short time; this is essentially the same as freezing gas.

Of the four types of gas traps, freezing gas is the most common while paralyzing gas is the rarest (only appears on a chest in Lost City of Dipan and two in Arianrod Labyrinth).

Valkyrie Profile dungeons with gas traps[]

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria dungeons with gas traps[]

Arrow[]

When the chest is opened, an arrow flies out of it horizontally, damaging the character should it hits them. If the arrow is purple, it will poison the character as well.

Arrow traps can be avoided by jumping on the spot or sliding (only in Valkyrie Profile).

Valkyrie Profile dungeons with arrow traps[]

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria dungeons with arrow traps[]

Enemy[]

When the chest is opened, enemies appear.

  • In Valkyrie Profile, there is only one enemy, but it spawns right at the chest, making it impossible to avoid and gives the enemy the first turn in the battle.
  • In Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, multiple enemies may appear, but they will spawn at a distance from the character and can therefore be avoided or crystallized.

Enemy traps is the least common of all four traps.

Valkyrie Profile dungeons with enemy traps[]

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria dungeons with enemy traps[]

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