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A section ID is generated for each new character in Phantasy Star Online. A character's section ID affects the item drop rates from enemies, and the Tekker's appearance in games started by that character. Also, the Section ID of a MAG's holder at the moment of evolution affects the MAG's evolution rules.

Generation

A character's section ID can be calculated by adding the decimal ones digits of each Unicode symbol in the character's name. A space (␠) has a ones digit of 2.

Digits corresponding to each symbol
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
! " # $ % & '
( ) * + , - . / 0 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ;
< = > ? @ A B C D E
F G H I J K L M N O
P Q R S T U V W X Y
Z [ \ ] ^ _ ` a b c
d e f g h i j k l m
n o p q r s t u v w
x y z { | } ~

In the Blue Burst version of PSO only, an additional digit is added based on the character's race and class.

Extra digit for race/class in Blue Burst only
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
RAcaseal FOmarl FOnewm FOnewearl HUcaseal HUmar
FOmar
HUnewearl
RAmarl
HUcast RAmar RAcast

The ones digit of the sum of these digits determines the section ID.

IDs corresponding to ones digit of the sum, approximate drop rate changes, MAG evolution groups
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Viridia

Greenill

Skyly

Bluefull

Purplenum

Pinkal

Redria

Oran

Yellowboze

Whitill
++Shots
+Partizans
−−Slicers
++Rifles
+Daggers
−−Swords
++Swords
+Rifles
−−Mechguns
++Partizans
+Rods
−−Wands
++Mechguns
+Daggers
−Swords
−Partisans
++Wands
+Partizans
−−Rifles
+Slicers
+Shots
−−Daggers
++Daggers
−−Rods
++Slicers
+Mechguns
−−Shots
Even Odd Even Odd Even Odd Even Odd Even Odd

Other games

The colors of the ten photon chairs sold in Phantasy Star Online 2's FUN shop are based on Phantasy Star Online's ten section IDs, with three extras added at a later time (gold, black, and Rappy).