|Stone Location||Oerba - Deserted Schoolhouse|
|Mark Location||Archylte Steppe - Aggra's Pasture|
|Additional Foes||Picochu x 5|
|Initial Reward||Growth Egg|
|Repeat Reward||Moonblossom Seed x2|
|Prerequisite||Clear Mission 14 and Defeat Barthandelus in Oerba|
A new variety of ochu, dubbed the neochu, has sprung up in Aggra’s Pasture. The pest has been driving the garden—variety ochu out of its limited habitat and straight into the jaws of extinction. Needless to say, my Focus appears to be elimination of the neochu before it can succeed. Why do the fal’Cie seek to solve every problem by having it killed? Can’t they craft a world where we can all just get along?
The mark for this mission is a Neochu, and it is located in the Agraa’s Pasture section of the Haerii, so backtrack to the teleport stone and head to the Haerii now.
She’s back and she’s meaner than ever! And this time, she’s got a whole horde of annoying Picochus to help her out. Thankfully, Neochu is still vulnerable to the Death-spam technique of the previous encounter, which can make for a fairly simple (albeit tedious) fight. Otherwise, use some Shroud buffs beforehand and, once you’re in the fray, Quake and earth-elemental spells are recommended for the best damage potential. Keep a Medic on hand at all times. If you’re not going to try and off her the cheap way, then this is another one worth considering saving for the second playthrough of the game.