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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 / 23:46 GMT

Monster Quests

Quest Client Monster Rewards
Monster Quest 1 Nopon Merchant 2 Detox Brogs (Lacus Swamp) 5800G
Monster Quest 2 Nopon Merchant 3 Coppice Quadwings (Lacus Swamp) 6200G
Monster Quest 3 Nopon Merchant 2 Mist Rhoguls (Satorl Marsh) 6800G
Monster Quest 4 Nopon Merchant 1 Officer Volff (Satorl Marsh) 6800G

Detox Brogs can be found in Lacus Swamp.

Unique Quests

Kacha's Kidnapping
Client Rewards Affinity
Bokoko 3500G, 410 EXP, Jungle Cap, Jungle Gloves, Jungle Shoes None

Upon entering Satorl Marsh, you'll come across the Nopon Merchant Camp landmark, where you will find Bokoko and other non-unique Merchant NPCs. He will ask you to find the scholar, Kacha, who was carried off by Ignas. Head to Exile Fortress to save Kacha. There are two ways you can save Kacha.

  • If you like a good fight and you're a high enough level (around level 30), then consider taking the main entrance into the fortress. There will be several igna enemies and a Unique Monster called Reckless Godwin who will all be ready to fight you upon entering through the main entrance.

  • Alternatively, if you want to save Kacha without the tough fight, then you will need to locate the Rear Door Key, which can be found a short distance away from the Silent Obelisk landmark. Once you have the key you can unlock a separate entrance and save Kacha without alerting the enemies. Once Kacha is saved, head back to Bokoko to finish the quest.

This quest must be completed to unlock Kacha's quest, The Giants' Key and Bokoko's quest, Making Camp.

Making Camp
Client Rewards Affinity
Bokoko 10500G, 1000 EXP, Iron Armour, Nopol Boots None

Upon completing Kacha's Kidnapping, Bokoko asks you to help gather materials to make a bed for his new camp because he is too ill to get the items himself.

Material Material Location
4 Glowing Upa Seeds Dropped by Upas in Satorl Marsh
3 Fancy Volff Hides Dropped by Volff in Satorl Marsh
4 Feather Leaves Collectable item found across Satorl Marsh
3 Wool Rocks Collectable item found across Satorl Marsh

Once you have collected all the items, head back to Nopon Merchant Camp and speak to Bokoko again to complete the quest.

The Giants' Key
Client Rewards Affinity
Kacha 5900G, 2200 EXP, Recovery Up IV None

Upon rescuing Kacha and completing Kacha's Kidnapping, Kacha will ask you to defeat 5 Deluded Ignas to stop them from getting their hands on the treasure of the Giants. You'll find the Deluded Ignas on an upper level near the Dark Swamp and you can get to it by walking down southeast from Exile Fortress. Once you have defeated the Ignas, you can head to the edge of the plateau and dig up the Giants' Key. You can use the Giants' Key to open a secret door in Exile Fortress. You can use the rear entrance or the main entrance of the fortress and then head to the wall behind the throne. When you examine it, it will be called the Wall of Sin. When examined, it will reveal a secret tunnel to the roof of the fortress. When you reach the roof, head over to the Altar and examine it. It will tell you that you need to offer something to the altar. Once you've examined it, head back to Kacha to complete the quest.

The wall behind the throne is actually a secret tunnel to the roof.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Kacha's second quest, The Giants' Treasure.

The Giants' Treasure
Client Rewards Affinity
Kacha 9100G, 3100 EXP, Double Attack IV None

Once you have completed The Giants' Key, Kacha will ask you to retrieve the Giants' Mirror. You will find the Mirror nearby Daksha Shrine on the Bionis' Leg. Be careful around Daksha Shrine, as the Unique monster, Clifftop Bayern lives there and will attack on sight. You do not have to fight it to get the Mirror though. Once retrieved, head to Exile Fortress to offer the Mirror on the altar. When you place the Mirror on the altar, you will receive the item Daring of Giants. Once you've accepted the treasure, 3 quest-exclusive level 32 spiders called Deified Queens will appear. This is quite a tough fight but you don't actually have to defeat them to complete the quest. So whether you defeat the enemies or run away, head back to Kacha once you have the treasure to complete the quest. She will also let you keep the Daring of the Giants and hints you may need it in the future.

Preventing Starvation
Client Rewards Affinity
Zazadan 2400G, 400 EXP, Mist Gel, Mist Cream, Mist Sandals None

You can find Zazadan in a small, elevated cave just north of the Glowing Obelisk Landmark in Satorl Marsh. He tells you he is very hungry and asks you to retrieve 2 Twin Flamii Eggs and 5 Lemon Stones. Lemon Stones are collectables found across Satorl Marsh, and Twin Flamii Eggs are dropped by Flamii. Lacus Flamii near the Alter of Fate drop Twin Flamii Eggs, but it is an uncommon drop. The Lacus Flamii also only appears when there is no fog. Once you've found the items, return to Zazadan to complete the quest.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Zazadan's second quest, Zazadan in Danger

Zazadan in Danger
Client Rewards Affinity
Zazadan 3200G, 680 EXP, Swep Gear, Agility Up II None

After completing Preventing Starvation, Zazadan will ask you to defeat the monsters outside his cave. He asks you to kill 8 Ogre Bunnias around the Glowing Obelisk landmark. Once you've defeated all of the Ogre Bunnias, return to Zazadan to complete the quest.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Zazadan's third quest, Zazadan Still in Danger.

Zazadan Still in Danger
Client Rewards Affinity
Zazadan 4500G, 850 EXP, Swep Gauntlets, HP Up II None

After completing Zazadan in Danger, Zazadan announces that he is still in danger of being eaten by monsters in Satorl Marsh. He asks you to defeat the Unique monster, Sunlight Schvaik, who is a level 30 Rhogul-type monster flying around Barren Moor. Once you've defeated the enemy, return to Zazadan to complete the quest.

The Sunlight Schvaik is a Unique Rhogul-type monster.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Zazadan's fourth quest, It's All in the Mind

It's All in the Mind
Client Rewards Affinity
Zazadan 5100G, 1000 EXP, Swep Boots, Ether Up II None

Zazadan is no longer in danger but he now feels too ill to travel. He asks you to fetch some Nopon Potion from a cave near Lacus Swamp. The cave is just south of Nopon Merchant Camp. Once you've picked up the Nopon Potion, head back to Zazadan to complete the quest.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Zazadan's fifth quest, A Mysterious Delicacy.

A Mysterious Delicacy
Client Rewards Affinity
Zazadan 5800G, 1500 EXP, Pioneer None

After you have helped Zazadan out so many times, he decides to thank you by giving you a Red Pollen Orb. He believes something amazing will happen if you dip the orb into the Shining Pond. The Shining Pond is a Secret Area up a hill south of the Dark Swamp. There are lots of enemies in the Dark Swamp, and you will also need to traverse through the poisonous waters to get to the path that leads to the Shining Pond. This will lead you to taking poison damage every few seconds whilst you're in the water. Luckily, once you have found the Shining Pond, it will become a landmark that you can fast travel to on the map, so you won't need to damage yourself by swimming through the poisonous waters every time you wish to go there.

When you place dip the Red Pollen Orb into the Shining Pond, Highmore Caviar will appear. Return to Zazadan to complete the quest and he will tell you that you just don't understand how delicious the caviar is. He suggests that he should have the caviar, it looks like you might have been tricked into running another errand for Zazadan.

Press 'A' to dip the Red Pollen Orb into the Shining Pond.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Zazadan's sixth quest, A Gift?

A Gift?

You need to have progressed to Frontier Village during the Main Story quest to complete this side quest.

Client Rewards Affinity
Zazadan 7800G, 2500 EXP, Panther Bottoms None

Upon completing A Mysterious Delicacy, Zazadan will ask you to take the Highmore Caviar to a Nopon called Debadeba. Debadeba can be found in Frontier Village, so you may have to wait until you have progressed to Frontier Village through the Main Story quest to complete this quest. You will find Debadeba on the second floor, Orb Storage Level (active hours 18:00 - 06:00). Once you speak to Debadeba and hand him the Caviar, the quest is complete.

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    1 June 2020
  • Last Updated
    7 July 2020
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    Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The Bionis and the Mechonis, two great titans, their remains the scene of an epic adventure is about to begin. The guide for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Chapters, Quests, Affinity Charts, and much more. Including an in-depth walkthrough of Future Connected, the new story and all of the new changes that Definitive Edition brings.

Inside Version 1.0

  • Full coverage of the both the original tale and Future Connected
  • Coverage of all Quests

Coming Soon for Version 1.1

  • Full coverage of every location
  • Bestiary
  • Coverage of all Gems and Equipment
  • Details on every character
  • Complete coverage of the Affinity Chart

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