Throwing items are one-time use items in the Dark Cloud series that deal damage to enemies without using a weapon. The most basic variants of these items are the bomb and the stone, both of which deal neutral (non-elemental) damage. Stronger versions of bombs simply deal more damage with a varying blast radius, while stronger versions of stones (called Gems in the first game) inflict specific elemental damage, making them more useful against enemies weak to said element. There are also fruit items that will inflict an abnormal status on enemies, such as Poison or Gooey, as well as deal a minuscule amount of neutral damage; some fruit items also serve as bait or recovery item.
To use a throwing item, simply select it and place it in an active item slot. Then press to throw it, locking onto an enemy is advised to make an accurate throw. In Dark Cloud, holding while not locked onto an enemy can be used to pinpoint exactly where you want the item to be thrown, but will freeze you in place until you throw it.
Throwing items' availability depends on their strength, as the stronger they are, the less likely you are to come across them. Treasure chests, stealing from monsters or monster drops, are the most common place to find them, aside from shops that sell them. They can also be found in miracle chests and received from townspeople as a reward in Dark Cloud.
|Trophy: Heads up|
|Kill an enemy with a thrown item.|
In the PlayStation 4 remaster of Dark Cloud, killing an enemy with a thrown item will award the bronze trophy Heads up.
|Stone||Throwing it at enemy causes neutral damage.|
|Bomb||Throwing it at enemy makes it explode, causing major damage.|
|Bomb Nut||Hitting enemy with it make it explode and cause damage.|
|Inferno Gem||Stone with burning power. Causes fire-based damage to enemy.|
|Blizzard Gem||Stone with freezing power. Causes ice-based damage to enemy.|
|Lightning Gem||Stone with electric power. Causes thunder-based damage.|
|Whirlwind Gem||Stone with wind power. Causes wind-based damage to enemy.|
|Sacred Gem||Stone with blessed power. Causes holy-based damage to enemy.|
|Poisonous Apple||Poisonous Apple. Throw it at enemy for poisonous attack.||Inflicts Poison status.|
|Gooey Peach||Throwing it at enemy creates a gooey attack.||Inflicts Gooey status.|
|Throbbing Cherry||Magical fruit that allows time to be stopped or advanced.||Inflicts Stop status.|
|Bomb||80||40||—||Gaffer's Buggy[a], Rando's Shop, Warrior's Washery, Brooke's Item Shop, Ledan's Item Shop|
|Bomb Nut||90||45||—||Lana's Store|
|Inferno Gem||100||50||—||Joker's Store|
|Blizzard Gem||100||50||—||Joker's Store|
|Lightning Gem||100||50||—||Joker's Store|
|Whirlwind Gem||100||50||—||Joker's Store|
|Sacred Gem||100||50||—||Joker's Store|
|Throbbing Cherry||100||50||—||Lana's Store|
|Gooey Peach||80||40||—||Lana's Store|
|Poisonous Apple||120||60||—||Lana's Store|
In Dark Chronicle the rarest items can also be received as a reward for completing Spheda, winning a Fishing Contest or Finny Frenzy competition, or simply by inventing them. Note that the elemental stone items cannot be bought nor invented, and are sometimes used in high quality inventions, thus keeping them in reserve is a good tactic.
Erik is capable of producing Improved Bombs for free, as he can produce a batch of three for 32 skill points, of which he has 64. Repeatedly visiting Erik for free Improved Bombs is an easy way to make Gilda, as they sell for a lot of money, or to use as a back-up for the fights in the Rainbow Butterfly Wood and Balance Valley.
|Bomb Nut||Explodes and causes great damage when thrown.||40||100||+2 Flame||—|
|Bomb||Causes great damage when thrown at an opponent.||100||20||+2 Flame||Yes|
|Improved Bomb||The old bomb, but now with a bigger explosion.||400||20||+2 Flame||Yes|
|Lightspeed||Bomb that shoots lasers like fireworks.||800[b]||10||+2 Flame||Yes|
|Final Bomb||Bomb with a wide explosive range. Difficult to make.||1,000[c]||10||+3 Flame||Yes|
|Stone||Causes non-elemental damage when thrown at an opponent.||20||+2 Smash||—|
|Flame Stone||Fire-filled stone. Causes fire damage when thrown.||20||+2 Flame||—|
|Chill Stone||Cold stone that causes chill damage when thrown.||20||+2 Chill||—|
|Lightning Stone||Lightning stone. Causes lightning damage when thrown.||20||+2 Lightning||—|
|Wind Stone||Wind-filled stone. Causes wind damage when thrown.||20||+2 Cyclone||—|
|Holy Stone||Holy stone. Causes holy damage when thrown.||20||+2 Exorcism||—|
|Holy Water||Lifts curses. Causes heavy damage against the undead.||20||+2 Exorcism||—|
|Poison Apple||Poison apple. Poisons the enemy when thrown.||100||—||—|
|Gooey Peach||Makes the enemy gooey when thrown.||100||+2 Beast||—|
|Heart-Throb Cherry||Play tag to stop the enemy. Use from menu to cure stop.||100||+2 Scale||—|
|Stone Berry||Petrifies the enemy when thrown.||100||+2 Smash||—|
|Gift Capsule||Put an item inside as a present to a monster.||—||—||Yes||—|
|Bomb Nut||60||30||2—7||Mushroom Burger Eatery|
|Improved Bomb||1000||150||4—8||Morton's Sundries|
|Final Bomb||3600||800||6—8||Morton's Sundries|
|Holy Water||40||20||2—8||Palm Brinks Church, Priest Bruno|
|Poison Apple||60||30||2—8||Adel, Mushroom Burger Eatery|
|Gooey Peach||60||30||2—8||Adel, Mushroom Burger Eatery|
|Heart-Throb Cherry||60||30||2—8||Adel, Mushroom Burger Eatery|
|Gift Capsule||400||200||2—8||Claire, Woody Tailor|
- ↑ Only if you have Pike in his house when you get his ending event.
- ↑ Deals lightning elemental damage.
- ↑ The Final Bomb damage appears to be bugged, as the damage will actually be adjusted by a fixed, yet seemingly random number multiplier. Said multiplier is consistent for each enemy, and can be reused on multiple other enemies.