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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
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Author(s): Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts
First Published: 01-06-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 07-07-2020 / 19:38 GMT
Version: 0.8 (????) 07-07-2020 / 23:39 GMT

Quests Available After Reaching Valak Mountain

Giant Attack!
Client Rewards Affinity
Lalapa 7200G, 5400 EXP, League Leggings None

To activate this quest, you must have completed the quest Bridge Repair in Makna Forest, which is available once you reach the Pod Landing Site landmark and are on your way to Valak Mountain. Once the bridge has been repaired, the Orlugas think it's the perfect time to attack! Lalapa has asked you to defeat 3 Ashy Orlugas that have made their way to Nopon Arch in Makna Forest. Head over to Nopon Arch (fast travel if you wish) and defeat the 3 Orluga enemies. Once you've dealt with them, head back to Lalapa to complete the quest.


Mystery of Makna Ruins 1
Client Rewards Affinity
Lupa 5500G, 3800 EXP, Amethyst Gear, Lightning Attack II 2✰

To unlock this quest, you must have already completed Kind Lupa's Grampypon. Once you have reached Valak Mountain and have a 2✰ affinity with Frontier Village, Lupa will give you this quest. She needs to find some Ancient Documents that will allow her to open the doors to Makna Ruins. She has asked you to find the documents, which are scattered across Makna Forest, for her. You will find one of the documents beneath Bridge Three, in an alcove next to the river. The second Ancient Document can be located on the other side of Bridge Two. The last document is found northwest of the Pod Landing Site landmark. Take care when going for the last document, since there are a few enemies guarding it, including a big, nasty Suelo Orluga. You could sneak around him but you will likely have to fight your way to the final Ancient Document.

Once you have obtained all three documents, head back to Lupa to complete the quest.

The Suelo Orluga is a giant Orluga-type enemy.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Lupa's next quest, Mystery of Makna Ruins 2


Mystery of Makna Ruins 2
Client Rewards Affinity
Lupa 6200G, 5300 EXP, Amethyst Gauntlets, Blaze Attack II 2✰

Once you have completed Mystery of Makna Ruins 1 you should be able to immediately pick this quest up. Lupa will ask you to recite a prayer in front of King Agni's Tomb so that the tomb may open. The path to King Agni's Tomb is just south of the Valak Pass landmark in Makna Forest. The path is guarded by another Suelo Orluga but once you have gotten past it, you will reach the Secret Area of King Agni's Tomb. In front of the large, sealed door is an altar for you to recite the prayer at. Once you have done that the doors will open. You will notice that there are several dead bodies strewn across the floor as you make your way into the tomb. Once you reach the main room, you will come across the level 46 unique monster, Brutal Gravar who will be sat on the very tomb you wish to investigate. You can sneak around him if you have equipped some earth cloak gems, however, you will likely have to fight him. He is quite a tough fight since he is probably going to be a couple levels higher than you and his Arts pack a punch. Once you have either sneaked past him or defeated him, then investigate the tomb by pressing 'A'. After investigating the tomb, head back to Lupa to tell her what you have found. Talking to Lupa will complete the quest.

King Agni's Tomb is a Secret Areathe Brutal Gravar is ready for a fight.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Lupa's next quest, Mystery of Makna Ruins 3.


Mystery of Makna Ruins 3
Client Rewards Affinity
Lupa 8000G, 7200 EXP, Chill Attack II, Lubricant Oil, Amethyst Boots 3✰

After completing Mystery of Makna Ruins 2 you will be able to pick up this quest from Lupa as soon as you have 3✰ affinity with Central Bionis residents. She wants you to move the heavy coffin but you're going to need Lubricant Oil to do so. She asks you to collect 3 lots of Aqueous Andos Oil from Flavel Andos at Eryth Sea. They are commonly found around Hovering Reef 1, 3 and 8. You must also collect 3 lots of Algora Sap from Sap Cave in Makna Forest. Sap Cave can be found behind some Makna Brogs at a lake just opposite Bridge Three. Once you have obtained the required Sap and Andos Oil, head back to Lupa and she will make the Lubricant Oil. Talking to Lupa will also complete the quest.

This quest must be complete in order to unlock Lupa's next quest, Mystery of Makna Forest 4.

Mystery of Makna Ruins 4
Client Rewards Affinity
Lupa 13000G, 10000 EXP, Barrier Fnasher, Heart of the Giants 3✰

This quest will automatically be given to you upon the completion of Mystery of Makna Ruins 3. You will be asked to head over to the coffin in King Agni's Tomb and use the Lubricant Oil to move it. Since you have been to King Agni's Tomb before, you will now be able to use the landmark to fast travel there. There is a slight chance that Brutal Gravar may also have respawned and you will likely have to fight him again to reach the tomb. When you reach the tomb, use the oil by pressing 'A'. You can then walk down into a small room with a Giants' Treasure Chest. The chest contains an Eater Records and Battle Soul book. Eater Records is a new Monado Art, and the Battle Soul allows you to increase the levels you put into the art. Once you have investigated the secret treasure room, head back to Lupa to complete the quest.


Let's Make Fillings!

This quest and Medical Advancements are mutually exclusive quests, meaning you can only complete on or the other, and the one you do not complete will expire. Both have another separate mutually exclusive quest that follow, so be sure to consider your options before deciding which path to take.

Client Rewards Affinity
Yusa 7000G, 2500 EXP, Daze Up IV 2✰

To activate this quest you must have already completed the side quest, Mushy Mushrooms and have a 2✰ affinity with Central Bionis residents. Yusa will tell you he is in competition with Medi, he has asked you to fetch him 4 Vang Milk Teeth from Vangs in Satorl Marsh so he can continue his dentistry business. Once you have accepted this quest, you can also pick up Medi's opposing quest, Medical Advancements. You may only complete one of them, so choose carefully since they also have mutually exclusive quests that can only be taken depending on the quest you chose to finish.

If you want to do Yusa's quest, then head over to Sororal Status landmark in Satorl Marsh. Swim west to Basin Cave where you will find a few Storm Vangs who have the chance to drop Vang Milk Teeth. You may have to do a bit of farming to collect 4 of them. You can do this easily by saving and reloading, since normal enemies will always respawn. Once you have the required amount, head back to Yusa to complete the quest.

Yusa is happy to finally one-up Dr. Medi!

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Reversed Tastes. This quest or Medical Advancements must be finished in order to unlock Healing the Healer.


Reversed Tastes
Client Rewards Affinity
Kofuko 10500G, 3250 EXP, League Armour 4✰

To access this quest, you must have chosen to complete Let's Make Fillings! and not Medical Advancements. You cannot access it if you chose the latter quest. Kofuko now loves to eat disgusting food, he has asked you to fetch several different gross foods to see if he will enjoy them!

Item Type Trade
3 Lots of Dense Ansel Meat Material from Eryth Ansels - Syrath Lighthouse, Hovering Reef 4 and 7 (Eryth Sea - daytime only) Ricoth and Zain at 1✰ in Alcamoth
3 Moramora Meat Pies Material from Moramoras - Mechonis Wound (Valak Mountain) --
4 Shin Newts Collectable - Tephra Cave Kantz at 3✰ in Colony 9
3 Hard Lotuses Collectable - Bionis' Leg --

Once you have obtained all the required materials and collectables, head back to Kofuko to complete the quest.

Kofuko loves the disgusting food that you collected for him!


Medical Advancements

This quest and Let's Make Fillings! are mutually exclusive quests, meaning you can only complete on or the other, and the one you do not complete will expire. Both have another separate mutually exclusive quest that follow, so be sure to consider your options before deciding which path to take.

Client Rewards Affinity
Medi 12000G, 5300 EXP, Topple Up IV 2✰

You can only pick this up if you have completed Mushy Mushrooms and have not finished Let's Make Fillings!. You can pick this quest up before or after activating Let's Make Fillings! but you will only be able to complete one of them. If you want to do this quest instead of Yusa's then Medi will ask you to collect 2 Ories Horns from Ories on Valak Mountain.Zegia Ories will drop Ories Horns and several can be found just northeast of the La Luz Church landmark. Once you have the required materials, return to Medi to complete the quest.

These enemies move in groups, so you will likely always have to fight more than one at once.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock World's Strongest Flavour. This quest or Let's Make Fillings! must be finished in order to unlock Healing the Healer.


World's Strongest Flavour
Client Rewards Affinity
Kofuko 13500G, 6800 EXP, Stellar Boots, Brave Bottoms 4✰

This quest is only available to you if you chose the mutually exclusive quest, Medical Advancements. You cannot access this quest if you chose to complete Let's Make Fillings! Kofuko wants to eat new foods now that his teeth are all fixed! He has asked you to fetch him a variety of new things so he can put them in a bitter red stew.

Item Type Trade
2 Crimson Citruses Collectable - Frontier Village Medi and Pachipa at 4✰ in Frontier Village
2 Ruby Mangoseteens Collectable - Valak Mountain --
2 lots of Bloody Brog Sweat Material from Makna Brogs - Nopon Arch, Great Makna Falls (Makna Forest) --
2 lots of Frozen Aries Meat Material from Aries enemies - La Luz Church (Valak Mountain) --

Kofuko is more than satisfied with the ingredients you collected for him!


Healing the Healer

This quest is completed in conjunction with the quest, Legendary Nopon Charm.

Client Rewards Affinity
Npa 5200G, 900 EXP, Bleed Plus III 3✰

To unlock this quest from Npa, you must have completed either Let's Make Fillings! or Medical Advancements. She will ask you to chat to Medi about helping Dr. Yusa's painful legs. Medi will tell you about an old Nopon tradition where you take sacred flowers to a location on the Bionis that matches the pain of the Nopon's body. Your next objective once you have spoken to Medi, is to talk to Yusa about his leg pain. Talking to Yusa will activate the quest Legendary Nopon Charm. To complete Healing the Healer you must first finish Legendary Nopon Charm.

Once you have completed Legendary Nopon Charm, you will be able to return to Yusa. When you talk to Yusa he will tell you that his knee pain is all cleared up! To finish the quest, talk to Npa. After you have completed the quest, Yusa and Medi will go from having a negative affinity link to a positive one.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Medi's quest, Mislabelling the Problem.


Legendary Nopon Charm
Client Rewards Affinity
Yusa -- 3✰

This quest be activated upon talking to Yusa during the Healing the Healer quest. This quest must be completed before you can proceed with the initial quest. Yusa will give you 4 Sacred Flower items and ask you to take them to different parts on the Bionis' Leg.

  • Kasharpa Falls Altar - There is an altar near Kasharpa Falls, which is on the upper level of the Bionis' Leg. You can get there by travelling to Spiral Valley landmark and then walking southeast. This is the only altar on the upper level, the rest of the flowers are offered on the lower level of the Bionis' Leg.
  • Tranquil Grotto Altar - There is an altar south of Raguel Bridge - North in Tranquil Grotto. To get there, jump down into Raguel Lake from the landmark and swim south until you reach a small cave in the cliff.
  • Viliera Hill Altar - There is an altar to the east of Kamos Guidepost near Viliera Hill. To reach it, walk east from the landmark and then up the Viliera Hill land bridges.
  • Southern Gaur Plains Altar - There is an altar directly south from Jabos Rock Rest Area landmark. To reach it you simply need to walk south from the landmark to the southern regions of Gaur Plains. Take care walking to the altar though, as there are a couple of level 77 Magnis Ardun enemies that will attack you on sight.

Once you have placed all of the flowers, this quest will automatically be completed. You will now be able to proceed with the quest, Healing the Healer.

Kasharpa Falls Altar locationTranquil Grotto Altar location.


Mislabelling Problem
Client Rewards Affinity
Medi 6000G, 2850 EXP, Shell Gauntlets 3✰

Once you have completed Healing the Healer, you will be able to pick up this quest from Medi. He will tell you that people are starting to complain about his medicine and he asks you to talk to Puko, his supplier, about why his medicine is not working. Puko is active between 09:00 and 18:00 around Kyn Shopping Street. He asks you to defeat the Abominable Hiln near Showdown Cliff at Eryth Sea. The Abominable Hilns go around in a group so you will likely have to fight more than one at the same time. Once you have defeated an Abominable Hiln you may head back to Puko in Frontier Village. After speaking to Puko, you can then talk to Medi to complete the quest.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Dabidabi's quest, Getting Bigger!


Getting Bigger! and Who is Bigger?

Getting Bigger can only be activated with Riki as lead, because you will unlock his fourth skill branch, Cowardice, upon its completion.

Client Rewards Affinity
Dabi 8500G, 4800 EXP, Shell Armour 3✰

The Getting Bigger quest is only activated if Riki is the party leader, and you must have also have completed Mislabelling Problem. Dabidabi tells you that he needs to show he has courage by jumping into the lake from a ledge near the Chief's Residence, so that Adidi and him may finally be together. Your first objective is to talk to Adidi, who is available from 18:00 to 06:00 near the Reservoir. She will then tell you to grab 5 pieces of Ekidno Jaw Gristle from Ekidno at Eryth Sea. Circonia Ekidno have a chance to drop them, and they are commonly found on Hovering Reef 7 and 10. Once you have collected 5 pieces, head to Puko. He is active from 09:00 till 18:00 around Kyn Shopping Street. Talking to Puko will activate the quest, Who is Bigger? which must be finished before you are able to complete this quest.

Who is Bigger? - You have the option here to give the Enlarging Seaweed to Adidi or Dabidabi.

  • Give the Enlarging Seaweed to Dabidabi (Route A) - When you give Dabidabi the seaweed he will grow large and the jump down to the reservoir will be easy for him! If this route is taken, Dabidabi's trade items will change to:
Item Affinity
Aerial Cloak II 1✰
Jungle Cap 1✰
Forest of Gossip 3✰
Lion Cutlass 3✰
Rumble Box 4✰
Aerial Cloak III 4✰
  • Give the Enlarging Seaweed to Adidi (Route B) - Adidi will be tempted to try some of the seaweed, and when she does, she will grow! She will then decide that she will just catch Dabidabi when he jumps. If this route is chosen then Adidi's trade items will change to:
Item Affinity
Dark Mango 1✰
Decrepit Wing 2✰
Orluga Grass Skirt 3✰
Strength Down IV 4✰

Dabidabi's trade items will also change if this route is taken:

Item Affinity
Quirky Liver 1✰
Poison Plus II 2✰
Bitter Kiwi 3✰
Panther Bottoms 3✰
Poison Plus III 4✰

To complete the quest, you will have to speak to Dabidabi again. The endings do not vary too much as the rewards are the same and both choices result in them being together. Both quests will be completed at the same time and will result in Riki unlocking his fourth skill branch, Cowardice.

Dabidabi will grow large with Route Aand Adidi will grow large with Route B.


Quests Available After Speaking to Moqil on the Hidden Machina Village

Even in the Chief's Absence
Client Rewards Affinity
Miko 13500G, 8200 EXP, Protector Daggers None

Once you have spoken to Miqol in Hidden Village and have an affinity link established between Miqol and Lalapa, you'll be able to pick this quest up. Miko is covering for the Chief in his absence and has asked you to speak to Pelupelu. Pelupelu is usually located around the Prophecy Hut too, during the same active hours as Miko. However, during this quest, he will be found between 22:00 and 03:00 around Contemplation Terrace. Once you have spoken to Pelupelu, head back to Miko who will then ask you to fetch 5 pieces of Piranhax Belly Meat. This material can be obtained from Makna Piranhax near the Eks Watering Hole in Makna Forest. It is a rarer drop, however, the enemies will likely be pretty low levelled in comparison to your party, so farming shouldn't be too tedious. You'll likely want to fast travel repeatedly to the surrounding landmarks to respawn the enemies to make farming faster. Alternatively, it can be traded for with Hoko at 1✰ in Frontier Village, but if he has moved to Colony 6 then it will no longer an item in his available trade list. Once you have 5 pieces, take them to Pelupelu. After that, head back to Miko to complete the quest.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Pelupelu's quest, Bored Pelupelu.


Bored Pelupelu

Client Rewards Affinity
Pelupelu 7800G, 5000 EXP, Gemini Gauntlets, Gemini Gear 2✰

After completing Even in the Chief's Absence and reaching 2✰ affinity with Frontier Village, you will be able to pick up this quest from Pelupelu. He will ask you to talk to him in the early afternoon, so speak to him between 12:00 and 15:00. Then he will ask you to speak to him between 15:00 and 18:00. After that he will then want you to speak to him between 18:00 and 21:00. And then finally, speak to Pelupelu between 21:00 and 00:00 to complete the quest.

This quest requires that you speak to Pelupelu at different times of the day.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Pelupelu's next quest, A Gift for Miko.


A Gift For Miko
Client Rewards Affinity
Pelupelu 22000G, 12000 EXP, Sleek Oil, Sleek Trunks 3✰

After completing Bored Pelupelu and reaching 3✰ affinity in Frontier Village, you will be able to access this quest from Pelupelu. He will ask you to grab a few different materials to give as a gift to Miko.

Material Item Type Location
5 Wisp Glow Sticks Dropped by Bunker Wisps (night-time) Main Entrance (Colony 6)
3 Ansel Fish Pies Dropped by Atomic Ansels La Luz Church (Valak Mountain)
5 Wet Rats Collectable Valak Mountain

Once you have collected all items, head back to Pelupelu to complete the quest.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    1 June 2020
  • Last Updated
    7 July 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts

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