Forge Points is a game mechanic found only in the Japanese version of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
In the Japanese version, 50 Forge Points were needed to Forge a weapon. Forge points could be earned by selling weapons. The amount of points earned depended on the Weapon Rank of the weapon sold. Each Weapon Type had their own forge points, meaning for example, Swords could not be forged through selling Axes. The weapon's current Uses do not affect the number of forge points earned, so it is advisable to sell weapons that are nearly broken.
While the player is in possession of a Silver Card, no forge points are earned. This is to prevent players from repeatedly buying weapons for half their price, then selling them for the same amount of Gold while earning an infinite amount of forge points.
While this mechanic was left out of the translated versions, some Base Conversations with the merchants still mention it.
The number of forge points earned are as follows:
* E rank: 1 point
* D rank: 5 points
* C rank: 10 points
* B rank: 25 points
* A rank: 50 points
* S rank: 100 points
* SS rank: 200 points