Final Fantasy XIII-2 Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PlayStation 3
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    24 February 2012
  • Last Updated
    22 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Damir Kolar

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Post Game

Post Game

Trophy/Achievement Guide

Story-Related Milestones

Name Description
Master of Time Mastered the timeline and obtained every trophy available. (PS3 only)
Early Riser Accepted a new fate in a world where everything has changed.
Time Traveler Left behind a normal life, and began a journey through time.
Future Espier Visited the place where clues to the future lie waiting to be discovered.
Past Gazer Visited the place where the saviors of the past dream in crystal.
Threat Facer Acknowledged the threat facing the world, and decided to fight back.
Sooth Seeker Prepared to face a test of your determination in the rift where hidden truths slumber.
Promise Keeper Turned your back on empty dreams and joined the battle to save mankind.
Epic Finisher Followed the story to its conclusion.

Gameplay Milestones

Trigger Finger

Cinematic Bonus rewards are items received at the end of boss battles containing QTEs. If you succeed flawlessly on the QTEs, "Cinematic Action: Perfect!" will be displayed in the center of the screen. You will also receive an item with "Cinematic Bonus" written to the left of it on the spoils screen. There are 5 boss battles to earn Cinematic Bonus rewards from:

  1. Episode 2 - Bresha Ruins AF005 - Paradox Alpha

  2. Episode 2 - Bresha Ruins AF005 - Atlas (Weakened Version)

  3. Episode 3 - Sunleth Waterscape AF300 - Royal Ripeness (1st Battle)

  4. Episode 4 - City of Academia AF400 - Zenobia

  5. Episode 4 - Augusta Tower AF200 - Proto fal’Cie Adam (2nd Battle)

Final Fantasy XIII-2’s QTEs are not hard at all and this trophy shouldn’t intimidate anyone, but in case you do make mistakes and fail to earn a Cinematic Bonus reward from one of the aforementioned battles, you can either:

  1. Pause as soon as you make mistakes and Retry the entire battle, or

  2. Return later and attempt the boss battle a second (or third, or fourth) time via a Time Reversal.

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Anomalous

There are 8 Paradox Endings as well as one Secret Ending that is unlocked once all 160 Fragments have been collected; you need to see all 9 of the aforementioned endings for this trophy. Except for the first, all Paradox Endings require the use of the "Paradox Scope" Fragment Skill that can be obtained from the Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after completing the main story. See the "Paradox Endings" section of the guide for more details.

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Saddle-Sore

Travel 10,000 steps while on a chocobo. Chocobo riding time can come naturally, but at the end of the road, you still might not have enough due to the fact that the time required moving on a chocobo is at least a few hours.

The easiest way is to head out into an open area with a yellow chocobo and plenty of Gysahl Greens and tie something around your controller so it moves in circles. Leave it and come back later and you should have the trophy.

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Serendipitous

Earn a total of 10,000 Casino Coins from Chocobo Racing and/or Slot Machines in the casino, Serendipity. You cannot exchange Gil for Casino Coins and have it count toward this achievement (however, such exchanges do count toward Choco-boco-holic). The coins need to be earned, and note that it is a net gain of 10,000 Casino Coins ie. coin losses subtract from the total earned. This means it is vital to save beforehand and reload if you lose a bunch of coins.

If you choose to tackle this via Chocobo Racing, I recommend the Gold Chocobo that can be found in a treasure chest in A Dying World AF700. The Silver Chocobo is also an excellent option. Raise it to the maximum level (Level 45) and it should be a formidable force on the race track; this is a "slow and steady" but reliable route to the goal.

Earning 10,000 Casino Coins from Slot Machines has a number of benefits however:

  1. The "Lucky Coin" Fragment must be acquired from 777 Jackpots on the Slot Machines, so - like it or not - Slot Machine time is a requirement for 160 Fragments, whereas there are no Fragments related to Chocobo Racing. Might as well kill two birds with one stone!

  2. Slot Machines do not require you to pay attention to the game; just use a rubber band to hold down and leave it on overnight. In the morning, if you earned 10,000 Casino Coins and/or the "Lucky Coin" Fragment, that’s excellent! If not, just load a previous save (in order to recoup the Casino Coins lost) and keep at it. It’s all about luck.

  3. If you are extremely lucky, you can win between 5,000 - 50,000 Casino Coins in Victory and Super Victory modes on the Slot Machines. The rewards are a lot higher than those from Chocobo Racing.

Also, note that the achievement unlocks upon exiting out of the Chocobo Races and/or Slot Machines, once the requirement has been satisfied.

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Choco-boco-holic

Spend a total of 100,000 Gil in the game’s shops. Both Chocolina’s shop as well as the currency exchanger in the casino, Serendipity, count toward this trophy.

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Clock Stopper

Perform 100 consecutive Preemptive Strikes to earn this trophy (refer to Quick Draw for more information on Preemptive Strikes). All 100 must be done in a row; if the timer runs out or an enemy touches you, the counter resets back to 0. Make liberal use of the Save feature (every 10 or so Preemptive Strikes) so in the event that the streak breaks, you can Load and continue from your previous count.

It’s possible that this trophy can come naturally, but you may have to grind for it. The west side of Archylte Steppe has enemies there that are relatively timid and never rush you, unlike other areas with aggressive enemies like Vile Peaks. New Bodhum and AF200 Oerba are also possibilities.

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Fragmented

As the description indicates, complete one Fragment Category for this trophy/achievement. Since it is a part of the main story, one of the easiest candidates is the Graviton Core category. Check our walkthrough for tips on locating them.

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Defragmented

(This trophy unlocks Serah’s Theme for the XMB).

First and foremost, note the locations of the 10x Wild Artifacts that need to be found. Wild Artifacts are for opening Blue Gates that lead to areas not directly related to the main story (but very related to this trophy):

  1. A Dying World AF700: Return later and examine the goddess statue next to the gate, obtained after the events (requires Moogle Hunt).

  2. Archylte Steppe: In the northwest section of the map, slightly out of view on a cliff ledge you need to angle the camera down to see (requires Moogle Throw).

  3. Augusta Tower AF200: Found on Floor 50 (requires Moogle Hunt).

  4. Bresha Ruins AF005: In the area near Chocorina (requires Moogle Hunt).

  5. Bresha Ruins AF300: Reward for completing a Fragment Mission (Iridium Ring).

  6. City of Academia AF4XX: In the southeast section of the map (requires Moogle Hunt).

  7. Oerba Village AF200: In the northwest section of the map (requires Moogle Throw).

  8. Serendipity: Can be purchased for 10,000 Casino Coins (7,500 Casino Coins if you have the "Deflation" Fragment Skill).

  9. Sunleth Waterscape AF300: Around the southern side of the large beast you ride on (requires Moogle Throw).

  10. Yaschas Massif AF100: Reward for completing the Time Labyrinth.

Fragments can be found in several ways…

  1. Out in the open (may require Moogle Hunt, Moogle Throw, or both).

  2. In treasure boxes and treasure chests (as mentioned above, these too may require Moogle Hunt, Moogle Throw, or both).

  3. As rewards for fetch quests, defeating bosses, or other NPC-initiated side-quests. As a rule of thumb, if a NPC has a "speech bubble" above his head, he is worth talking to and could have a Fragment Mission for you. Note that there are Fragment Missions that are prerequisites for other Fragment Missions, and also note that to complete objectives, you may need to time travel in between past, present, and future versions of the areas.

  4. As rewards from the Time Labyrinth. There are A LOT of these in Oerba Village, as well as a few in Yaschas Massif and other locations; they’re not particularly hard, and you have infinite tries to beat them.

If you have been following our walkthrough, finding them all will be no problem. The game keeps track of them for you in each location as well so you don’t have to worry about keeping a list of them all.

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Scarlet Medal

Earn a rank of 5 Stars in the battle with Atlas (Weakened Version) in Episode 2 - You’ll encounter him in Bresha Ruins AF005. Check that section of the walkthrough for details.

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Cerulean Medal

Earn a rank of 5 Stars in the battle with Proto fal’Cie Adam in Episode 4 - You’ll encounter him in Augusta Tower AF200. Check the relevant section of the guide for details.

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Obsidian Medal

Earn a rank of 5 Stars in the battle with Paco Amethyst & Paco Luvulite in Episode 6 - You’ll encounter them in City of Academia AF500. Check the relevant section for more details.

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Name Explanation
Staggering Stagger 50 enemies.
Quick Draw Perform 50 Preemptive Strikes.
Wild Thing Use Feral Link 100 times.
No Retreat Win 50 battles without resorting to the "Retry" option.
Strategist Perform 1000 Paradigm Shifts
Budding Hunter Defeat 100 enemies.

Supreme Being

Raise Noel and Serah to Level 99 in all 6 Roles (Commando, Ravager, Sentinel, Saboteur, Synergist, Medic) in the Crystarium.

As in the first Final Fantasy XIII, you can earn 2x CP with "Rolling in CP" (a Fragment Skill this time, not an Accessory). Rolling in CP can be unlocked via the Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after all Fragments from Bresha Ruins AF005, AF100, and AF300, as well as all Fragments from Yaschas Massif AF010, AF100, AF110, and AF01X have been earned.

Another method to earn more CP is via monster abilities. There are a few monster abilities that can increase CP - One that comes to mind is a Level 99 Green Chocobo for its last ability, "CP Plus." Green Chocobos are also decent healers and can even be used in Chocobo Racing, so it is a monster worth investing into.

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Big Game Hunter

There are four "worthy opponents." They are all located in Archylte Steppe, and they are all associated w/ missions for their respective Fragments:

  1. Immortal - Spawns in the southeast section of the map when weather is cloudy.

  2. Long Gui - Spawns in the east section of the map when weather is sunny.

  3. Ochu - Spawns in the west section of the map when weather is rainy.

  4. Yomi - Spawns in the southeast section of the map when weather is thundery.

The missions to defeat these four bosses are the final missions of the area and should become available after you are able to ride Yellow Chocobos (and also note that Yellow Chocobos are required for 100% Map Completion of Archylte Steppe). Use the weather manipulation machine in the chief’s hut in order to spawn them. See the Archylte Steppe page in the Post - Game section of the guide for help.

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Giants Fist

As the description indicates, you need to deal 99,999 damage with a single attack. The number 99,999 itself needs to appear on the screen; the total damage from a multiple-hit skill such as Omega Javelin (ie. 25,000 damage x 4 hits) will not count.

Get Noel to around 900 attack by maxing him out and equipping a strong weapon like Odinbolt and some Power Wrists. Once Noel is in the area of 800-1100 Attack Power and has learned Smite and Scourge, you need to find an enemy with A LOT of HP. A couple of candidates recommended are final form of the last boss (refer to Chronosavior) or alternatively, Long Gui in Archylte Steppe. Stagger the enemy until it’s at 999%, hit it with Deprotect for good measure to lower its defense, then initiate a series of 5x Attack commands with Noel 2-3 seconds before the enemy recovers from Stagger. If the enemy has Deprotect on it, Noel has enough Attack Power under his belt and also knows Smite and Scourge, and if the timing of his attacks coincide correctly with the moment the enemy recovers from Stagger, you’ll be delighted to see a 99,999 damage hit and a Gold Trophy at the end of the battle. If it didn’t work, Retry the battle and/or grind more for even higher Attack Power.

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Beast Tamer

Befriend Don Tonberry, a rare monster that can be found in Bresha Ruins AF100 a little to the west of the area where Atlas stood in Bresha Ruins AF005. Like other rare monsters, he will appear as a "void" before he is engaged.

Turning on the " Battle Mania " Fragment Skill will increase the odds of rare spawns and hasten his appearance. Battle Mania can be unlocked via the Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after earning the "Paradox Professor" Fragment from City of Academia AF400, which requires 100% Map Completion for all areas in the game.

Additionally, turning on the " Monster Collector " Fragment Skill will increase the odds of befriending monsters. Monster Collector can be unlocked via the Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after all Fragments from Vile Peaks AF010 & AF200 have been earned.

You may find it helpful to turn on Easy Difficulty to make the battle simpler and it won’t affect your chances.

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Fair Fighter

(This trophy unlocks Moogle’s Theme for the XMB.)

Defeat Raspatil on Normal Difficulty - Easy Difficulty will not count! Raspatil is a rare monster that can be found in Oerba Village AF400 around the top of the staircase leading down to the beach. Like other rare monsters, he will appear as a "void" before he is engaged.

Turning on the "Battle Mania" Fragment Skill will increase the odds of rare spawns and hasten his appearance (without Battle Mania, it took me 30 minutes to get him to appear). Battle Mania can be unlocked via the Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after earning the "Paradox Professor" Fragment from City of Academia AF400, which requires 100% Map Completion for all areas in the game.

If Noel and Serah are maxed out at Level 99 in all 6 Roles and have good equipment, Raspatil is not particularly difficult at all, but he has a massive amount of HP. Expect the battle to take at least 5 minutes or so, and note that Raspatil’s attacks deal Wound Damage (Max HP down) moreso than a lot of other enemies and bosses; come prepared with at least a dozen or so Wound Potions in order to recover from it. See the AF400 Oerba section in Post-Game for help.

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Chronosavior

(This trophy unlocks Noel’s Theme for the XMB.)

Earn a rank of 5 Stars in the battle with the final form of the last boss. See the Final Chapter section for help. Turning on Easy Difficulty if you aren’t that confident can make gaining 5 stars easier.

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