I never even thought that there may be ways of taming them quickers. I figured it was just random! I haven't noticed anything in particular yet about certain tricks but if I discover anything I'll be sure to post it!
After finally finishing two papers over five days, I am back with tips on how to train two more familiars. The first is Bougie, found in Ghostly Gorge, and Tombstone Trail. He has a flame on his tale, which reminded me of an episode of Pokemon from many years ago that I somehow remember. Anyways, I figured he wouldn't want that flame going out, and would in fact, like it to burn even brighter. I thought I would try defeating it with fire, and Bighorn's Spire of Fire attack came in handy again. It didn't work the first time, but my teammates were attacking it too, so maybe Spire of Fire wasn't registered as the final blow. The second time around, the others were focused on other enemies, so there was no doubt that it was defeated by my flame attack, and it worked. Girlfiend, found in the latter half of Tombstone Trail, from the cave area onward, is a little bit different. As the name suggests, try taking her out with a girl. I didn't try taking her out with a female familiar, because the ones I had in my party were too weak, but I defeated one with Esther's Cacophony attack, and it worked on the first try.
That's it for now. Man, you'd think this thread would be a little more popular. I wonder if I'm the only one still playing this game, or if I'm the only one who's trying to tame absolutely every base-form in the game? Oh well, I can't let that deter me. If this information is helpful to even one person, then I'm happy to share it.
You can always tell the members of your party to "do nothing" while you farm for items or familiars. This can be very helpful.
Is that the "All Out Defense" thing? It is kind of annoying when they get in the way, but that is great advise. Maybe I should organize all of this stuff into a list. General tips can be especially helpful, since they apply to more than one situation. I have noticed a possible pattern with some familiars. It seems that there is sometimes a clue to catching a creature somewhere in its name or appearance. I haven't noticed it with all creatures, but it could very well be there with the others too. More often than not, I defeat a creature, or one of my teammates does, and it just decides it likes me. Maybe there is a bit of a mix, and only the occasional creature is a puzzle to figure out, while the others are all about statistics(x% chance of being tamed). Maybe no one other than the devs will ever know the answer. Either way, I'll continue to try to figure out tricks for taming certain creatures.
I’m not talking about all out defense. I’m talking about character-specific tactics. You will need to find them during combat.
Yep, under tactics you can give a few orders. One of them being as Poison said is Do nothing. Also you can set them to back up, or healing etc. I actually kind of go insane at the AI in this game, I find they frequently do very stupid things and always get themselves killed or use all their magic very quickly. I haven't found changing their orders to really be very effective either so I always just leave it on act freely. Unless I need them to do nothing which I sometimes use if I need to farm for an item.
But yeah they need some better life preservation skills, it gets really annoying after a while, especially when they all get themselves killed in a boss fight and then I'm fighting it alone and it takes like thirty min cause it's so slow going.