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Insect 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 Insects by up to 45%.

Insect-type enemies belong to the following enemy species: Antol, Arachno, Caterpile, Eluca, Gyanna, Nest, Parisax, Plambus, Pod and Scorpox.

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
Insect Hunter I Rarity1.png Increases damage dealt to insects by 20%. 150 G 150 G
Insect Hunter II Rarity1.png Increases damage dealt to insects by 25%. 450 G 500 G
Insect Hunter III Rarity2.png Increases damage dealt to insects by 30%. 800 G 900 G
Insect Hunter IV Rarity2.png Increases damage dealt to insects by 35%. 1,050 G 1,150 G
Insect Hunter V Rarity3.png Increases damage dealt to insects by 40%. 1,400 G 1,550 G
Insect Hunter VI Rarity3.png Increases damage dealt to insects by 45%. 1,750 G 1,950 G

Skill RAM
Skill RAM Effect Energy
Required
Ether Crystals Technical Manual
Create Crystallize
Insect Hunter I Increases damage dealt to insects by 20%. 20 120 72 ---
Insect Hunter II Increases damage dealt to insects by 25%. 40 400 160 ---
Insect Hunter III Increases damage dealt to insects by 30%. 60 720 264 Nimble Nopon Get Girls
Insect Hunter IV Increases damage dealt to insects by 35%. 80 1,120 392 Artificial Blade Report
Insect Hunter V Increases damage dealt to insects by 40%. 100 2,880 720 Hypertech Made Easy

Refinement Recipes

Aux Core Requirement Materials Amount
Insect Hunter I Category Any Flower Collectibles x3
Insect Hunter II Category Any Flower Collectibles x6
Insect Hunter III Category Any Flower Collectibles x9
Insect Hunter IV Category Any Flower Collectibles x12
Insect Hunter V Category Any Flower Collectibles x15
Insect Hunter VI Category Any Flower 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.

Insect Hunter I

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Float Medooz Story Gormott Province 7 - 9 14.0%

Insect Hunter II

Treasure Troves

Quest Rewards

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Plyme Driver Quest Gormott Province 25 12.6%
Punishing Flamii Quest Kingdom of Uraya 26 12.6%
Sandi Bunnit Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 25 - 27 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% ---

Insect Hunter III

Treasure Troves

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Ardainian Snide Quest Gormott Province 39 11.2%
Femni Nest Normal Kingdom of Uraya 38 - 45 11.2%
Ghastly Piranhax Summon Kingdom of Tantal 39 - 41 11.2%
Jewel Krabble Normal Gormott Province 36 - 43 11.2%
Nenz Rodonya Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 40 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%

Insect Hunter IV

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Brionac Head Quest Empire of Mor Ardain 63 9.8%
Docel Sentry Normal World Tree 55 - 61 9.8%
Lavian Driver Quest Kingdom of Uraya 64 9.8%
Martz Parisax Summon Kingdom of Uraya 59 - 61 9.8%
Mount Driver Quest Kingdom of Uraya 63 9.8%
Nutch Lexos Salvaging World Tree 55 - 59 9.8%
Rebellious Soldier Quest (DLC) Kingdom of Tantal 70 9.8%

Insect Hunter V

Merc Mission Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Artifice Colossus Normal, Summon First Low Orbit Station 69 8.4%
Brionac Trùpair Normal Empire of Mor Ardain 58 - 63 8.4%
Soothsayer Gerald Unique Kingdom of Uraya 78 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% ---

Insect 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 --- 0.22% 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.

Insect Hunter I

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Ingle Camill Normal Gormott 11 - 14 14.0%
Sarchess Grady Normal Kingdom of Torna 10 - 11 14.0%

Insect Hunter II

Treasure Troves

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Victor Totem Normal Kingdom of Torna 20 - 23 12.6%

Insect Hunter III

Quest Rewards

Dropped by

Name Spawn Area Level Rate
Trets Aspar Normal Kingdom of Torna 33 - 44 11.2%
Vabra Tirkin Normal Gormott 38 - 42 11.2%
Ventts Ropl Normal Kingdom of Torna 36 - 40 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+
Insect Hunter I Stage 1 Small 1.20% ---
Insect Hunter III Stage 1 Small 0.80% 3.33%
Insect Hunter V Stage 1 Small --- 0.67%
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