The Rare Jacket is a boss monster in Dark Cloud 2, encountered in the second dead end of the Zelmite Mine. It is the boss variation of the Skeleton Soldier, and is optional in terms of completing the game. Only eight of them are encountered in the entire game; after defeating them in the Dead End 2, they are never encountered again. These skeletons appear to be made entirely out of gold, but they no different behaviorally from their skeletal brethren.
See Skeleton Soldier for tactics on their behavior. Although the Rare Jackets function identically to the Skeleton Soldier, their large health pool, and swarming numbers means that defeating the Rare Jackets will be much tougher. Slowly approach the Rare Jackets, lure one or two away from the pack, and deal with them as you normally would a Skeleton Soldier. The lock-on system has a tendency to target the Rare Jackets furthest from you, so it is best to either use it sparsely or avoid using it entirely. Use charged attacks to knock them down, and repeat until all eight Rare Jackets are dead. Winning this boss fight nets you an Absorption Coin and Moon Stone.
|Dark Cloud 2||Rare Jacket|
|Habitat||Zelmite Mine Dead End 2|
|Effective Weapons||Wrench (120%)|
|Ineffective Weapons||Gun (50%), Beam (70%), Grenade (70%), Magic (50%)|
|Item Inventory||Minon, Flame Crystal, Fire Element|