Meeting Sage Joch is a Quest in Secret of Mana (SOM).

Description[edit]

Reunited with Flammie, King Truffle tells the party about the Lofty Mountains, home of Sage Joch. Luka suggests they meet with Joch, so the party heads toward the mountains to the Southwest of Matango.

Walkthrough[edit]

  • After that, leave town and start on your way over to the East.
  • Outside of town, you will encounter the same Trap Flowers waiting for you.
  • Go down the stairs to the East and follow the path in that direction.
  • Make note of the cliff-face entrance here, you will be coming back before too long.
  • Go on up the stairs on the other side of the entrance.
  • There are 3 Trap Flowers in front of that entrance.
  • Go on up the stairs to the East of the cave entrance.
  • At the top of them, expect to encounter more Trap Flowers and 2 Bomb Bees.
  • Continue to the East and take the stairs Northward and into the next area.
  • Just in front of you is a Bomb Bee.
  • Over to the East you will encounter another Trap Flower.
  • Going to the base of the next set of stairs, you will encounter a Eggatrice.
  • Take the stairs up and start going over to the West.
  • Equip someone in the party with the Whip.
  • At the top of the stairs you will encounter another Eggatrice and Trap Flower.
  • Make your way over to the West, and use the whip to cross the gap.
  • On the far side of the gap you will encounter another Bomb Bee.
  • Going up the nearby stairs, you will encounter another Trap Flower.
  • Go to the East and cross the gap using your Whip.
  • On the far side of the gap you will find Neko.
  • Neko has the same merchandise available as Mandala.
  • Continue to the East, encountering another Eggatrice.
  • Go up the nearby stairs and over to the West. Be careful of the Trap Flower.
  • Use the Whip to cross the final gap and then go up the stairs to reach the entrance to the home of Joch.
  • On the way you will encounter a set of Eggatrice, Bomb Bee, and Trap Flower.


  • Talking with the bird like creature introduces itself as Jehk
  • He will say that Sage Joch has gone to the nearby Palace of Darkness to deal with the monsters in there and recommends that the party follows.
  • Time to head back down the mountain.

Next Quest[edit]

The Palace of Darkness

Video Walkthrough[edit]

Meeting Sage Joch Video Walkthrough


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