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For the similar mechanics in Xenoblade Chronicles X, see Achievements (XCX).
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The future doesn't belong to you!

For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.

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Achievements are earned by meeting certain requirements. Upon earning an achievement, the player is awarded with a certain amount of Experience Points. There are a total of 195 achievements, divided into two categories:

Trials are reset when the player begins a New Game +, allowing the player to earn them a second time.

Records are not reset on New Game +. If the player did not earn the achievement on the first playthrough, their progress is carried over. For example if the "Please! No More!" achievement was not yet earned, enemies defeated on the first playthrough will be counted towards earning it in New Game +.

Trials

Award Details EXP
Unique Monsters
Hunter-in-Training Defeat a Unique Monster. 50
Pro Hunter Defeat 10 Unique Monsters. 500
Master Hunter Defeat 100 Unique Monsters. 1,500
Exploring the World
First Steps Discover any Landmark. 10
A Corner of the World Discover 10 Landmarks. 50
Seasoned Traveller Discover 40 Landmarks. 500
Globetrotter Discover 80 Landmarks. 1,000
Worldly Wise Discover 150 Landmarks. 1,500
Explorer Discover a Secret Area. 200
Trailblazer Discover 6 Secret Areas. 500
Pioneer Discover 12 Secret Areas. 1,000
Affinity Chart
Your First Friend Get to know a named person. 10
Friend Number Ten Register 10 people on the Affinity Chart. 50
Fifty Fine Friends Register 50 people on the Affinity Chart. 1,000
Friend of the World Register 120 people on the Affinity Chart. 1,500
The Brave Protectors Get to know all of the Defence Force soldiers in Colony 9.[1] 50
Network of Knowledge Get to know many Nopon outside of populated areas.[2] 1,000
The Hopeful Survivors Get to know a lot of people in Colony 6.[3] 1,000
Know So Many Nopon! Get to know the Nopon living in Frontier Village.[4] 1,000
Wings of Nobility Get to know many High Entia with small headwings.[5] 1,000
A Village of Machines Get to know numerous Machina in the Hidden Village.[6] 1,000
Affinity Links
The Strongest Tie Help two people form a deep affinity for one another. 100
Constellation Help people form an Affinity for one another 10 times. 50
Spider's Web Help people form an Affinity for one another 50 times. 500
Neural Network Help people form an Affinity for one another 100 times. 1,000
Roots Across the World Help almost everyone form an Affinity for one another. 30,000
Area Affinity
Colony 9 Celeb Achieve 3-star Affinity rating for Colony 9. 500
Colony 6 Celeb Achieve 3-star Affinity rating for Colony 6. 500
Honorary Nopon Achieve 3-star Affinity rating for Frontier Village. 500
Honorary High Entia Achieve 3-star affinity rating for Alcamoth. 500
Honorary Machina Achieve 3-star Affinity rating for Hidden Village. 500
Local Hero Develop 5-star Affinity with the people of any area. 1,000
World Hero Develop 5-star Affinity with everyone. 30,000
Heart-to-Hearts
Heartwarming Have a Heart-to-Heart go as smoothly as possible. 100
Heartbreaking Have a Heart-to-Heart go as badly as possible. 10
Pouring Out Your heart Have 20 Heart-to-Hearts. 500
The Heart of the Matter Have 40 Heart-to-Hearts. 1,000
Ace of Hearts Have all possible Heart-to-Hearts. 1,500
Quests
Problem Solved! Complete a quest. 20
Helpful Stranger Complete 10 quests (excluding story quests). 100
Generous Friend Complete 100 quests (excluding story quests). 500
Charitable Ally Complete 200 quests (excluding story quests). 1,000
Selfless Giver Complete 300 quests (excluding story quests). 50,000
Shaping History Change someone's life through your actions. 50
Colony 6 Reconstruction
Drawing a Crowd Increase population of Colony 6 to 50 people. 500
Building a Community Increase population of Colony 6 to 100 people. 1,000
Bursting at the Seams Increase population of Colony 6 to 150 people. 50,000
A Fixer-Upper Start reconstruction of Colony 6. 200
A Fix on the Solution Make good progress in reconstructing Colony 6. 1,000
Good and Fixed Finish reconstructing Colony 6. Amazing! 50,000

Records

Award Details EXP
Single Attack Damage
Bone Breaker Deal 3000+ damage in single attack. 100
Rock Smasher Deal 25,000+ damage in single attack. 500
World Shaker Deal 50,000+ damage in single attack. 1,000
Defeating Enemies
Beginner's Luck Defeat 50 enemies. 50
Tough Guy, Eh? Defeat 200 enemies. 200
No Stopping You Defeat 1000 enemies. 500
Please! No More! Defeat 5000 enemies. 1,000
Useless in Battle
Time for New Glasses Attempt 100 attacks that miss. 100
Some Help You Are! Win a battle without actually doing anything. 20
Enemy categories
Machine Mishaps Defeat 30 Mechon. 100
Machine Mayhem Defeat 100 Mechon. 500
Machine Meltdown Defeat 250 Mechon. 1,500
Ground Down Defeat 30 ground monsters. 100
Ground Up Defeat 100 ground monsters. 500
Ground to a Pulp Defeat 250 ground monsters. 1,500
Airing Grievances Defeat 30 aerial monsters. 100
Clearing the Air Defeat 100 aerial monsters. 500
Anti-Air Battering Defeat 250 aerial monsters. 1,500
Bug Off Defeat 30 insects. 100
Walking Insecticide Defeat 100 insects. 500
Elementary! Defeat 30 ether-based monsters. 100
Braving the Elements Defeat 100 ether-based monsters. 500
Telethia Tracker Defeat 30 Telethia. 5,000
Telethia Triumph Defeat 100 Telethia. 10,000
Fish for Compliments Defeat 30 monsters that live in water. 200
Visions
Smashing! Smash a vision tag.[7] 20
Simply Smashing! Smash 100 vision tags. 200
Smashing... to Pieces! Smash 1000 vision tags. 500
Not Gonna Happen! Stop the future in its tracks once.[8] 20
I'll Change the Future! Stop the future in its tracks 20 times. 200
The Future is Ours! Stop the future in its tracks 50 times. 500
Reviving Party Members
Second Wind Revive incapacitated party members 10 times. 20
Can't Keep 'em Down Revive incapacitated party members 100 times. 200
Down But Never Out Revive incapacitated party members 500 times. 500
Critical Hits
Critical Thinking Deliver 50 critical hits. 50
Critical Condition Deliver 1500 critical hits. 200
Critical Mass Deliver 5000 critical hits. 500
Battle Start Affinity
Let's Fight! Achieve Battle Start Affinity once. 10
Let's Go, Everyone! Achieve Battle Start Affinity 100 times. 200
Yeah! We Can Do It! Achieve Battle Start Affinity 1000 times. 500
High Tension
Turn It Up Enter state of High Tension once. 20
Fire It Up Enter state of High Tension 50 times. 200
Burn It Up Enter state of High Tension 200 times. 500
Chain Attacks
Go Team! Use a chain attack once. 20
Tip Top Team-Up Use a chain attack 50 times. 200
A Team Like No Other Use a chain attack 200 times. 500
Team With a Capital T Use a chain attack 1000 times. 1,000
Killer Combo Use a chain attack which deals 3000+ total damage. 100
Cosmic Killer Combo Use a chain attack which deals 30,000+ total damage. 500
Quantum Killer Combo Use a chain attack which deals 100,000+ total damage.[9] 1,000
Chain Gang Perform a chain attack with 4+ links. 50
Off the Chain Perform a chain attack with 5+ links. 200
Back Attacks
Back-Stabber Perform a back attack once. 10
Rear Admiral Perform a back attack 50 times. 200
Ninja Skillz Attack an enemy from behind and beat it in one strike. 50
Near Death
Jaws of Defeat Win a battle while on the verge of death. (Party leader's HP below 15%) 20
Come On, Cheer Up! Feel the pain of being incapacitated for the first time. 20
Phoenix Been wiped out[10] 50 times. 500
Using Arts
Art Practice Use Arts 1000 times between the entire party. 200
The Art of War Use Arts 10,000 times between the entire party. 1,000
Right, Let's Do This! Use Shulk's Arts 100 times. 50
Reyn Time, Baby! Use Reyn's Arts 100 times. 50
I Can Beat Anyone! Use Fiora's Arts 100 times. 200
Attack Me if You Dare! Use Dunban's Arts 100 times. 500
Things Are Heating Up! Use Sharla's Arts 100 times. 500
Riki Use Arts! Use Riki's Arts 100 times. 500
Who Dares Defy Me? Use Melia's Arts 100 times. 500
Leveling Arts
One Step Further Unlock the ability to level up a character's Arts even further. 100
The Final Step Unlock the ability to level up a character's Arts completely. 500
Art School Level up an Art once. 20
A Work of Art Raise an Art to level 5. 200
Perfecting the Art Raise an Art to maximum level. 1,000
Down to a Fine Art Raise 5 of one character's Arts to maximum level. 1,500
Art-to-Art Raise 10 of one character's Arts to maximum level. 1,500
State of the Art Raise all of one character's Arts to maximum level. 1,500
Developing Skills
Sharing the Knowledge Receive shared skills from every character. 200
Specialist Fully develop one Skill Branch. 500
Honest Insight Fully develop three of Shulk's Skill Branches. 500
Raging Stalwart Fully develop three of Reyn's Skill Branches. 500
Spirited Adventurer Fully develop three of Fiora's Skill Branches. 500
Gallant Hero Fully develop three of Dunban's Skill Branches. 500
Unyielding Devotion Fully develop three of Sharla's Skill Branches. 500
Adorable Randomness Fully develop three of Riki's Skill Branches. 500
Serene Candour Fully develop three of Melia's Skill Branches. 500
Secret Weapon Fully develop any character's Skill Branches. 1,000
Dream Team Fully develop every character's Skill Branches. 1,500
Burst Affinity
Turning it Around Successfully achieve Burst Affinity. 10
Changing Course Achieve Burst Affinity 300 times. 200
Complete 180 Achieve Burst Affinity 2000 times. 500
Higher Level Enemies
Looking for Trouble Defeat an enemy 5 levels higher than the party leader.[11] 50
Beating the Odds Defeat an enemy 10 levels higher than the party leader.[11] 500
Exact Damage
Unlucky Sixes Perform an attack that deals exactly 666 damage.[12] 66
Lucky Sevens Perform an attack that deals exactly 777 damage.[12] 77
Skip Travel
Skip It Use skip travel once. 10
Lazybones Use skip travel 50 times. 100
Treasure Chests
Hunting for Treasure Obtain 10 Rare Treasure Chests. (Silver chests) 50
Hoarding Treasure Obtain 50 Rare Treasure Chests. 500
Ooh, Shiny Obtain a Super Rare Treasure Chest. (Gold chest) 20
It Hasn't Lost its Lustre Obtain 10 Super Rare Treasure Chests. 100
Need... More... Treasure Obtain 50 Super Rare Treasure Chests. 1,000
Treasure Trove Obtain 1000 Rare or Super Rare Treasure Chests. 1,000
Harvesting Crystals
Titan's Gift Harvest an ether crystal. 20
Titan's Generosity Harvest ether crystals 50 times. 200
Titan's Greatness Harvest ether crystals 500 times. 500
Raring to Go Obtain a rare ether crystal. 20
Medium Rare Obtain 7 rare ether crystals. 50
In Rare Form Obtain 77 rare ether crystals. 500
Crystallised Luck Mine a rank V ether crystal. 500
Gems and Gem Crafting
That Hits the Slot Fill a gem slot. 20
Truly Outrageous Fill all 8 possible gem slots at once for any character. 500
Learning the Craft Practice Gem Crafting and receive a Synergy Bonus. 20
Getting Crafty Receive a Synergy Bonus more than 250 times. 500
Crafting Your Destiny Receive a Synergy Bonus more than 500 times. 1,000
Craftacular! Enter a Fever state while Gem Crafting. 50
Craftstravaganza! Enter a Fever state 3 times (in a single crafting attempt for a gem) 1,500
Lending a Hand Receive a Support Bonus. 20
Crafting Friendships Receive a Support Bonus for every character. 1,000
Firing on All Cylinders Fill up the Cylinder Gauge 9 times in one crafting session.[13] 2,000
Passing Time
Happy New Year! Witness the sun rising on 366th day.[14] 1,500
Falling
Terminal Velocity Fall to your demise from a great height. 20
Making Waves Fall into water from a height of 200 meters.[15] 50
Collectopaedia
One is Never Enough Record an item in the Collectopaedia. 10
Collector's Mentality Complete a page in the Collectopaedia. 200
Stamp of Insanity Complete every page in the Collectopaedia. 50,000
Gifts
Study Aids Give Shulk 20 pieces of machinery as gifts. 100
Auber the Top Give Reyn an Energy Aubergine as a gift. 500
Aim For the Heart! Have Fiora give 20 gifts to Shulk. 200
Thanks But No Thanks Give Dunban an Ether Plum as a gift. 500
Fruitful Gifts Give Sharla fruit as a gift 20 times. 500
You May Have This Have Melia give 30 gifts. 500
Not Just Riki Eat! Have Riki give insects as gifts 30 times. 500
Love at First Bite Give Love Source as a present. 50,000
Talking to People
Ear to the Ground Talk to people 100 times. 100
Social Butterfly Talk to people 1000 times. 1,000
Breaking the Ice Have a party member step into a conversation.[16] 10
Idle Chit-Chat Have party members step into conversations 50 times. 100
Chatting the Day Away Have party members step into conversations 300 times. 500
Party Member Affinity
Blossoming Friendship Improve the Affinity between two party members. (Affinity-3-green) 50
Unshakable Trust Improve two party members' Affinity still further. (Affinity-5-cloud) 500
Unbreakable Bond Form the deepest Affinity between two party members. (Affinity-6-heart) 1,500
Get the Party Started Deepen the Affinity between all party members. (Affinity-4-blue) 8,000
Party's in Full Swing Form the deepest Affinity between all party members. (Affinity-6-heart) 15,000
Trading
Equivalent exchange Successfully trade items with someone. 20
Tradesman Trade items 20 times. 100
Master Tradesman Trade items 100 times. 500
Mysterious Mantis Obtain a Minute Mantis through trading. 3,000
Shining Impracticality Obtain a Golden Cog through trading. 3,000
Indigo Belligerence Obtain a Love Beetle through trading. 3,000
Stormy Outlook Obtain a Thunder Compass through trading. 3,000
Angelic Imitation Obtain an Angel Engine Y through trading. 5,000

Notes

  1. The Defence Force soldiers who must be registered for this achievement are Andreas, Dorothy, Kantz, Emmy Leater, Miller, Minnie, Monica, Nic and Raoul.
  2. The Nopon outside of populated areas are Batubatu, Bokoko, Dakuku, Daza, Gerugu, Kacha, the Nopon Sage and Zazadan.
  3. The residents of Colony 6 include the 10 people who move there from the Refugee Camp (Anna, Arda, Ewan, Gorman, Kiroki, Matryona, Nikita, Olga, Pama and Satata), and the 20 people who move in as immigrants.
  4. Register all the Nopon initially found in Frontier Village (Ababa, Adidi, Bana, Berryjammy, Cherri, Dabidabi, Dedeba, Deki, Dobadoba, Gadada, Gowago, Hoko, Kilaki, Kofuko, Kokora, Kuriku, Lalapa, Leku, Lupa, Medi, Migaga, Miko, Minana, Modamo, Norara, Npa, Pachipa, Pelupelu, Pepa, Pipiki, Pokapoka, Puko, Rasha, Rono, Tati, Tuzu and Yusa). Other Nopon who move there later as refugees are not counted for this achievement.
  5. Register all the High Entia with small headwings: Atael, Cian, Don Argentis, Elior, En Argentis, Jarack, Jer'ell, Kurralth, Ma'crish, Miriall, Rozeal, Scarlen, Shalen, Talia, Talonyth, Teelan, Vidian, Yura, Zain and Zel Argentis.
  6. Register all of the Machina found in Hidden Village: Eiz, Eleqa, Kazat, Mixik, Neonik, Orkatix, Prox, Qofaria, Rakzet, Rizaka, Shilx, Voltak, Vronik, Xekit and Zilex. Machina who remain outside the village are not required for this achievement.
  7. "Smash a vision tag": Destroy a vision tag by any means other than killing the enemy.
  8. "Stop the future": Destroy a vision tag by killing the enemy.
  9. Chain attack damage can be increased by having high tension, raising the chain multiplier, and using arts that hit multiple enemies.
  10. "Wiped out": The entire party becomes incapacitated; having just the leader incapacitated does not count.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Defeat a higher-level enemy": The final blow must be dealt by the party leader or during a chain attack. Beating the Odds can be difficult to get without fighting the Superbosses. One approach is to equip Night Vision V Gems, fully unlock Shulk's Bravery Skill Branch, and then fight Blizzard Belgazas on Valak Mountain's Lower Level.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Exact damage: These achievements can be obtained by using Reyn's War Swing while surrounded by enemies; the combination of multiple enemies and multiple hits per enemy increases the chance of dealing the exact amount of damage required.
  13. The cylinder counter reaches 9 when the Cylinder Gauge has been filled 8 times; to earn the achievement, it is necessary to fill the gauge again after the counter reaches 9.
  14. For the "Happy New Year!" achievement, a day is counted when the clock ticks over from 23:59 to 0:00 (mignight) and then from 4:59 to 5:00 (dawn). If the game is played without ever changing the game's clock, the achievement will be earned after a total of 147 hours of gameplay; this time can be reduced by frequently changing the time forward to skip most of the day or night.
    1. Set the time to 23:00 (11 pm).
    2. Wait 1 minute for it to tick past 0:00 (midnight).
    3. Set the time to 4:00 (4 am).
    4. Wait 1 minute for it to tick past 5:00 (5 am). The game registers this as the dawn of a new day.
    Repeat until the achievement is earned. Alternate method:
    1. Set the time to 23:00 (11 pm).
    2. Play 6 minutes until the clock ticks past 5:00 (5 am).
  15. "Making Waves" can be achieved by jumping from the Cylinder Hangar into the water below.
  16. "Step into a conversation" refers to comments made by party members when receiving a quest. Both unique comments specific to the quest and generic comments such as "I'll help too" are counted towards these achievements.
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