I have been playing Chrono Trigger and I noticed that at the end of most or all battles, I get "Tech Points" along with experience, money, and items. I have not yet seen what effect these Tech Points have. So, what do they do?

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"Tech Points" are similar to experience, but they help to unlock more of the techs (and/or spells) each character has access to. Unlike in other games, you don't learn techs based on your level.

In the "Tech" menu, you'll see a list of the techs each character can learn, and you can see how many more TP it will take to learn the next one on the list. Confusingly, these are referred to as "Skill Points" in the tech menu.

  • OK, I get it now. I didn't realize that's what it was because the tech menu I'm looking at displays it as Skill Points needed instead of Tech Points. May 20, 2012 at 18:30
  • @murgatroid99, yeah, it's been a long time, so I'd forgotten this, I was just editing it in as you posted this comment :P
    – agent86
    May 20, 2012 at 18:31

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