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Aquatic Hunter is an Aux Core or a Skill RAM/Upgrade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna ~ The Golden Country. It increases the damage dealt against Aquatic organisms by up to 45%.

Aquatic-type enemies belong to the following enemy species: Aligo, Blant, Brog, Crustip, Garaffa, Grady, Krabble, Lizard, Lysaat, Marrin, Pagul, Piranhax, Rhana, Serprond, Squood, Upa and Urchon.

The Skill RAM/Upgrade variants can be used to customize Poppi α, Poppi QT and Poppi QTπ as an Aux Core equivalent.

Stats

Aux Core
Aux Core Rarity Effect Sell Price
Unrefined Refined
Aquatic Hunter I Rarity1.png Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 20%. 150 G 150 G
Aquatic Hunter II Rarity1.png Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 25%. 450 G 500 G
Aquatic Hunter III Rarity2.png Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 30%. 800 G 900 G
Aquatic Hunter IV Rarity2.png Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 35%. 1,050 G 1,150 G
Aquatic Hunter V Rarity3.png Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 40%. 1,400 G 1,550 G
Aquatic Hunter VI Rarity3.png Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 45%. 1,750 G 1,950 G

Skill RAM
Skill RAM Effect Energy
Required
Ether Crystals Technical Manual
Create Crystallize
Aquatic Hunter I Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 20%. 20 120 72 ---
Aquatic Hunter II Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 25%. 40 400 160 ---
Aquatic Hunter III Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 30%. 60 720 264 Artificial Blade Report
Aquatic Hunter IV Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 35%. 80 1,120 392 Ether R&D Revolution
Aquatic Hunter V Increases damage dealt to aquatic organisms by 40%. 100 2,880 720 Hypertech Made Easy

Refinement Recipes

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Aquatic Hunter I Category Any Tree Collectibles x3
Aquatic Hunter II Category Any Tree Collectibles x6
Aquatic Hunter III Category Any Tree Collectibles x9
Aquatic Hunter IV Category Any Tree Collectibles x12
Aquatic Hunter V Category Any Tree Collectibles x15
Aquatic Hunter VI Category Any Tree Collectibles x18

Sources

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the Aux Core is always obtained in its unrefined state, and must be refined within an Ether Furnace at an Aux Core Stall before becoming usable.

Aquatic Hunter I

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Clap Bunnit Normal Gormott Province 4 - 9 14.0%
Crawler Caterpile Normal Gormott Province 5 - 7 14.0%
Nabadan Gogol Quest Gormott Province 9 14.0%
Rock Krabble Normal Gormott Province 5 - 7 14.0%
Troog Lysaat Salvaging Gormott Province 4 - 5 14.0%

Aquatic Hunter II

Treasure Troves

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Fabel Bufa Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 27 - 29 12.6%
Rez Driver Story Empire of Mor Ardain 24 - 28 12.6%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Bewitching Dance CR2.png 1.35% 0.41% ---
Grazing Flock CR1.png 1.79% 0.55% ---
Pest Control CR1.5.png 0.88% 0.25% ---
Think of the Soldiers CR2.5.png 2.48% 0.84% ---
Titan Battleship Assault Special Battle 2.22% 0.73% ---

Aquatic Hunter III

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Bland Upa Normal Kingdom of Tantal 37 - 46 11.2%
Demon Antol Normal, Summon Temperantia 37 - 42 11.2%
Fubbl Bunnit Normal Kingdom of Tantal 39 - 41 11.2%
Radliev Pod Normal Kingdom of Tantal 39 - 44 11.2%
Spinel Urchon Normal Kingdom of Tantal 40 - 42 11.2%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Bewitching Dance CR2.png --- --- 0.37%
Grazing Flock CR1.png --- --- 0.52%
Pest Control CR1.5.png --- --- 0.23%
Think of the Soldiers CR2.5.png --- --- 0.82%
Titan Battleship Assault Special Battle --- --- 0.70%

Aquatic Hunter IV

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Brionac Neslis Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 58 9.8%
Brionac Tanga Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 62 9.8%
Familion Sovereign Normal World Tree 56 - 64 9.8%
Loyal Celdros Quest Gormott Province 59 9.8%
Profligate Sjell Quest (DLC) Empire of Mor Ardain 58 9.8%
Ravenous Arachno Quest Gormott Province 58 9.8%
Riveral Ansel Normal World Tree 57 - 59 9.8%
Woden Driver Quest (DLC) Temperantia 58 9.8%

Aquatic Hunter V

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Brionac Tanca Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 63 - 65 8.4%
Disas Squood Salvaging World Tree 61 - 65 8.4%

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
Attack of the Aspar Special Battle 1.14% 0.56% ---
Call the Exterminators Special Battle 1.71% 0.92% ---
Darkening Skies CR3.png 1.09% 0.54% ---
Dread Contagion CR4.png 1.48% 0.76% ---
Elma: Redux CR4.png 0.81% 0.37% ---
Otherworldly Fighter CR3.png 0.81% 0.37% ---
Panic at the Seaside CR3.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Poisoned Paradise CR3.png 1.71% 0.92% ---
Sacred Wood CR3.png 1.71% 0.90% ---
Serious Showdown CR4.5.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Temperantian Standoff CR2.png 0.49% 0.22% ---
This Year's Heropon CR3.png 0.81% 0.36% ---
Tiger! Tiger! IRL CR2.5.png 0.51% 0.22% ---
Torna's Finest CR4.png 1.48% 0.76% ---

Aquatic Hunter VI

Challenge Battle Mode (DLC)

Challenge Name Difficulty Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3
9th Imp. Armored Div. CR5.png 0.83% 0.33% ---
Attack of the Aspar Special Battle --- 0.56% 0.66%
Call the Exterminators Special Battle --- 0.92% 1.19%
Chickenheart Challenge CR3.png 2.35% 1.08% ---
Cloud King's Revenge CR4.png 0.48% 0.18% ---
Darkening Skies CR3.png --- 0.54% 0.66%
Dino Drama CR3.5.png 1.20% 0.48% ---
Dread Contagion CR4.png --- 0.76% 0.95%
Elma: Redux CR4.png --- 0.37% 0.43%
Fiercest Faction CR4.png 0.48% 0.18% ---
Humanoid Alliance CR4.png 0.47% 0.18% ---
Mk. VIII CR4.5.png 2.25% 1.08% ---
Otherworldly Fighter CR3.png --- 0.37% 0.43%
Panic at the Seaside CR3.png --- 0.44% 0.24%
Poisoned Paradise CR3.png --- 0.92% 1.19%
Reinventing the Gogol CR4.png 0.84% 0.33% ---
Sacred Wood CR3.png --- 0.90% 1.19%
Serious Showdown CR4.5.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Temperantian Standoff CR2.png --- 0.22% 0.25%
This Year's Heropon CR3.png --- 0.36% 0.43%
Tiger! Tiger! IRL CR2.5.png --- 0.22% 0.24%
Torna's Finest CR4.png --- 0.76% 0.93%

Torna ~ The Golden Country

In Torna ~ The Golden Country, the Aux Core is always obtained in its refined state.

Aquatic Hunter I

Treasure Troves

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Caliber Scorpox Normal Kingdom of Torna 6 - 11 14.0%
Lefth Flamii Normal Kingdom of Torna 4 - 7 14.0%
Night Magra Quadwing Normal Kingdom of Torna 2 - 3 14.0%

Aquatic Hunter II

Treasure Troves

Aquatic Hunter III

Quest Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Dakhim Tirkin Normal Kingdom of Torna 39 - 41 11.2%

Skill RAM / Upgrade

Poppiswap

The Skill RAM or Upgrade variant can be crafted through Poppiswap's "Create/Crystallize" menu using Ether Crystals obtained from Tiger! Tiger! or from crystallizing other Poppi Parts. Create costs and required Technical Manuals are present in the Stats section.

Tiger! Tiger!

Skill RAM Stage Treasure
Size
Treasure Rate (per Trove)
Chapter 2 – 7 Chapter 8+
Aquatic Hunter I Stage 2 Small 1.50% ---
Aquatic Hunter III Stage 2 Small 0.75% 4.00%
Aquatic Hunter V Stage 2 Small --- 1.00%
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