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Final Fantasy XIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 11-06-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:08 GMT
Version: 1.00 (????) 03-04-2020 / 03:42 GMT

Final Fantasy XIII Guide

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Missions 1-10

Mission 01: Pond Scum

Enemy Info

Mark Ectopudding
Stone Location Archylte Steppe – Central Expanse
Mark Location Near the pond in the middle of the Central Expanse
Class D
Additional Foes None
Initial Reward Energy Sash
Repeat Reward Bomb Core x3
Prerequisite None

The gelatinous rube beside that pond is the very ectopudding I seek! I need only slay it to avoid becoming a Cie’th. How many years must it have been since I left the village in pursuit of that vile pest? My brand will not wait forever. I must kill it, and quick. And then, when I awaken from my crystal slumber, I can help to repair the ruin it left in its wake…


The Cie’th Stone that enables you to start the hunt is located just in front of your starting position. Once you’ve accepted the mission, refer to your in-game map to locate your enemy’s position. The enemy you will need to find and defeat is an Ectopudding. It’s labeled as a pink star on the map.

[Left] Ectopudding Enemy Intel. [Right] Vanille approaches the first mission mark.


This should be a quick one. Try to sneak up behind it for a preemptive strike, cast Libra before finally shifting to Tri-disaster. Spam the lightning element and that should do it.

  • **Rank earned:** Good Samaritan

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    11 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author

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