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The Bionis' Shoulder (Japanese: 巨神肩, Kyoshin Kata lit. Giant God's Shoulder) is an area in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. It is located on the left shoulder of the Bionis and can be visited during the extra epilogue story Future Connected.

Originally the left shoulder of Bionis, it became detached from the rest of it after the death of Zanza and the subsequent destruction and recreation of the world. Now it floats high above Bionis' remains, along with the abandoned city of Alcamoth.

Shulk and Melia end up stranded there after a dark beam fired from Alcamoth damages the Junks, which crashed into a lake.

It is based on the beta area from the original game that cannot be visited in normal gameplay.

Landmarks and Locations

Map of Bionis's Shoulder




Since Gem Crafting has been removed in Future Connected, gems are obtained directly from mining ether deposits, in addition to completing certain Bionis' Shoulder Quests and opening Giant's Troves. Gems of rank II and III can be mined after obtaining the Ether Pick from Carranelle in Companions' Cape, and gems of rank IV can be mined after obtaining the Reinforced Ether Pick from Lott in Gran Dell.

Ether deposits in Future Connected, where landmarks are bolded:

  1. North of Companions' Cape [Water]
  2. Companions' Forum [Ice]
  3. Valley of Clear Sky Bluff [Fire]
  4. South of Clear Sky Bluff [Electric]
  5. Northwest of Clear Sky Bluff [Electric]
  6. West of Zephyr's Counsel [Electric]
  7. Northwest to Zephyr's Counsel [Water]
  8. West from Pillar Knoll [Wind]
  9. Barouh Ruins Cave [Earth]
  10. Northeast of Soltnar Seal Island [Earth]
  11. East of Thulles Way [Electric]
  12. West of Old King's Testament [Wind]
  13. Southwest of Gran Dell Ramparts [Fire]
  14. Northeast of Agni's Birthplace [Ice]
  15. Northeast of Gran Dell Approach [Water]
  16. Southeast of Gran Dell Approach [Electric]
  17. East of Eternal Zenith [Earth]
  18. East of Xen's Thoroughfare [Fire]
  19. West of Abaasy's Dorsum [Fire]
  20. North of Abaasy's Dorsum [Water]
  21. West of Skybridge [Ice]
  22. Northwest of Thulles Way [Wind]
  23. East of Old Expedition HQ [Fire]
  24. East of Quarry Colonnade [Water]
  25. Zekr Marga Quarry entrance [Ice]
  26. Zekr Marga Quarry north [Earth]
  27. East of Marga's Weeping [Wind]
  28. East of Marga's Weeping [Wind]
  29. East of Marga's Weeping [Wind]


Normal Minor Enemies

Note: None of the minor enemies on the Shoulder are unique to the Shoulder; all appear on other maps with different stats.

Quest Exclusive Enemies

Story Exclusive Enemies

Unique Monsters




Main article: Bionis' Shoulder Collection


Main article: Bionis' Shoulder Quests