Why is the Bestiary important?
Well to be frank, if you’re here to play the game and finish up the story, you could leave the Bestiary incomplete and nobody would try and get on your case about it. But, like completing a Pokedex, there’s a thrill to being able to say you encountered (and defeated) every enemy present in the game! Not to mention, Steam users will be able to unlock many sidequests that DS users were able to get from Wi-Fi through certain percentage completion levels of the Bestiary. So if you’re playing using Steam, it pays to make sure you inspect every nook and cranny of the overworld.
This section isn’t going to give you a ton of number specs about the creatures. What you’ll find instead are where you can find every single enemy in the game, should you find yourself with a few missing spots. As mentioned in the Gysahl section of this guide, the old man in the village of Gysahl will be your Bestiary resource. I know, I know, it’s annoying to not be able to have it on hand in the menu, but that’s the way it goes.
Good luck completing your Bestiary, hunter!