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A Tectinsula

Tectinsulas (Japanese: タペンタ, Tapenta) are tortoise-like insectoids in Xenoblade Chronicles X. They often are camouflaged as rocks. They can be found in Noctilum and Oblivia.

Description

"Burrowing creatures that expose only their camouflaged white shells while awaiting prey. Their young often throw themselves against trees to knock down seeds, a practice that encourages vegetation to take root on their backs."

"Breeding season sees the male take on a bright red hue in order to attract mates, even though this makes them more noticeable to predators. To counter this, males eat a toxic strain of forest mushroom to which they bear a natural immunity. Predators soon learn to associate the bright red coloration with poison, and will often search for a more palatable meal elsewhere."

Color Variants

Tectinsulas fall into two color variants:

  • Jungle tectinsulas are green and their backs are covered in ferns. They can drop Orange Tequila. They appear in Noctilum.
  • Desert tectinsulas are brown and their backs are covered in hardy grass. They can drop Topaz Wine. They appear in Oblivia.

List of Tectinsulas

Name Variant Type Location Time Weather Level
Alfombra, the Transcendent Jungle Tyrant Noctilum Anytime All 14
Clay Tectinsula Desert Normal Oblivia Anytime All 21 - 30
Hermit Tectinsula Jungle Normal Noctilum Anytime All 11 - 20
Negator Tectinsula Jungle Normal Noctilum Anytime All
Silhouette Tectinsula Jungle Normal Noctilum Anytime All
Soil Tectinsula Desert Normal Oblivia Anytime All 11 - 20
Stealth Tectinsula Jungle Normal Noctilum Anytime All 41 - 50
Tectonic Tectinsula Desert Normal Oblivia Anytime All
Vittorio, the Battle-Scarred Desert Tyrant Oblivia Anytime All 28
Wood Tectinsula Jungle Normal Oblivia Anytime All

Etymology

"Tectinsula" is derived from the Latin tectus, meaning concealed or hidden, and insula, meaning island.

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