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Cellar bugworm

The Cellar Bugworm, a Unique Monster

Unique Monsters (Japanese: ユニークモンスター, yunīku monsutā) are enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles that have higher stats and potentially unique skills — similar to minibosses or superbosses in other games. Unique Monsters have unique names and there is only one of each of these monsters in the world.

There are 157 Unique Monsters, the only ones giving Affinity Coins when defeated. Five of them are superbosses, and eight of them are quest exclusive. When a Unique Monster is slain for the first time in a given playthrough, each character of the entire party will earn an Affinity Coin. Slaying the same monster again will not give additional Affinity Coins. However, in New Game +, the Affinity Coin is carried over, and one can slay the same Unique Monster in the New Game + playthrough for an additional Coin. The team can then earn a total of 157 Affinity Coins per playthrough by defeating every Unique Monster.

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The special target window frame of a Unique Monster

All Unique Monsters have a special frame when looking at them. Story event bosses will also have their own special frame, but are not considered Unique Monsters since they do not drop Affinity Coins.

All Unique Monsters drop a gold Treasure Chest when slain, with the exception of the quest-exclusive Conflagrant Raxeal, which drops a silver chest.

If the party slays a Unique Monster that is not quest-exclusive, there is a chance for it to respawn upon revisiting the area. All normal enemies can be summoned on demand by saving the game in their vicinity and then reloading the game, or by skip traveling to any landmark (even if the party is already standing at a landmark and skip travels to that same one), but for Unique Monsters, it is not guaranteed that they will respawn every time. However, the actions of save+reload or skip travel can still cause a Unique Monster to respawn alongside all the others in the area when the party comes back, so persistence is key.

Unlike other quest objectives in the game, such as those that require items that spawn in Red Item Orbs, where you can complete the task first and then accept the quest afterwards (most commonly with the Search Quests), if the party defeats a Unique Monster before accepting a quest, that quest objective will not be considered complete and, as such, the party will have to search for the Unique Monster and defeat it again, likely using the actions noted above until it respawns.

Unique Monsters are usually sight enemies, although there are exceptions, particularly when the Unique Monster belongs to a sound-based species, such as Vangs and Arachnos. If a Unique Monster has a detection type (such as sight, sound or ether), it will always attack the party when it sees, hears or detects an ether attack, no matter how much higher leveled the party leader is than the Unique Monster. Some only appear at certain times or during certain weather. For example, the Armoured Rockwell appears only in rain. Some Unique Monsters spawn only after accepting a certain quest (quest-exclusive Unique Monsters), and some Unique Monsters will only spawn after progressing to a certain point in the plot such as the superbosses. A few Unique Monsters, such as Indomitable Daulton and Veteran Yozel in Satorl Marsh, will spawn alongside other members of their species and appear to lead them in a group. These partner monsters will generally always be of the Kindred Enemy type, and will defend the Unique Monster in battle, even if one attempts to lure them away.

A specific track, "You Will Know Our Names" (also known as "Those Who Bear Their Names"), is associated with battles against a Unique Monster (except against Frenzied Bana), a track which references the Unique Monsters' tendency to literally 'bear their names' in their tag.

Some Unique Monsters are missable, particularly the eight quest exclusive ones. If an area becomes inaccessible at any point in the game, so too do all of the monsters that were there. Defeating a Unique monster gives more Experience Points and Art Points than minor enemies at the same level.

List of Unique Monsters

Name Level Area Location Spawntime
Abnormal Clone Barg 77 Prison Island First Sanctum after Mechonis Core
Active Impulso 72 Bionis' Interior Middle part of the Second Lung after Mechonis Core
Affluent Beleth 57 Fallen Arm Bottom water area of 5th Pulse Zone
Aged Leraje 56 Fallen Arm Radiocarpea Coast Nighttime
Aggressive Cornelius 28 Satorl Marsh S parts of Igna Territory
Ageless Moabit 75 Prison Island Damaged Transporter after Mechonis Core
Agile Albatro 33 Makna Forest Beach below Bridge Three Clear weather or heatwave
Agile Barbatos 47 Valak Mountain NE of Ignia Hill Nighttime
Amber Fischer 27 Satorl Marsh Near the Altar of Fate No fog
Amorous Arca 57 Mechonis Field Near the 3rd floor Bulkhead Controls Before Meyneth Shrine
Ancient Daedala 105 Fallen Arm Near Wreckage Beach after Mechonis Core
Armoured Rockwell 82 Bionis' Leg Under Viliera Hill Rain or thunderstorm
Avalanche Abaasy 120 Valak Mountain Three Sage Summit Nighttime and blizzard,
after Mechonis Core
Balanced Palamedes 62 Central Factory N of the Central Tower Roof (third floor) before Mechonis Core
Banquet Vassago 48 Valak Mountain Antol Den The Balance of Power QE
Barbaric Sitri 47 Valak Mountain Antol Den
Beautiful Vagul 60 Central Factory Storage Depot before Mechonis Core
Benevolent Aim 51 Sword Valley Monado Wound before Mechonis Field 5F
Bizarre Ragoel 88 Eryth Sea Anu Shore (top of the lower cape)
Blizzard Belgazas 114 Valak Mountain Near the Great Glacier after Mechonis Core
Breezy Zolos 37 Makna Forest N of the Windmill Pavilion
Brutal Gravar 46 Makna Forest King Agni's Tomb Mystery of Makna Ruins 2 onward
Calm Anzabi 38 High Entia Tomb Second Treasury
Canyon Valencia 78 Bionis' Leg Observation Platform Clear weather
Cautious Balteid 26 Satorl Marsh S of the Poison Swamp
Cellar Bugworm 10 Tephra Cave Caterpile Nest
Clamorous Dablon 92 Eryth Sea NW coast of Sleeping Dragon Isle Thunderstorm
Clandestine Apety 74 Bionis' Interior Second Lung after Mechonis Core
Clifftop Bayern 32 Bionis' Leg Summit of Daksha Shrine
Cold Ageshu 77 Prison Island S side of the Kitchen after Mechonis Core
Commander Oracion 61 Mechonis Field Spent Fuel Tank Before Meyneth Shrine
Conflagrant Raxeal 45 Valak Mountain Lava Cave The Magma Rock QE
Cumulus Danaemos 41 Eryth Sea Khatorl Seal Island
Dark King Barbarus 77 Bionis' Interior E of the Second Lung (on the platform) after Mechonis Core
Dark Kisling 20 Ether Mine E of the Central Terminal (fire crystal deposit)
Dark Murakmor 18 Colony 9 On the slope of the Anti-Air Battery 3 Nighttime
Dazzling Tolosnia 97 Tephra Cave SW of Heavenly Window The Blood of Bafalgar QE,
after Mechonis Core
Deadly Medorlo 93 Eryth Sea Middle of Central Seal Island after Mechonis Core
Defective Ipos 50 Sword Valley W side of the Ether Storage Area before Mechonis Field 5F
Despotic Arsene 108 Satorl Marsh North of the Glowing Obelisk after Mechonis Core
Destroyer Salvacion 59 Mechonis Field 2F Observation Post Before Meyneth Shrine
Destructive Bors 64 Agniratha Near the Telethia Bridge before Mechonis Core
Drifter Jutard 25 Colony 6 Pod Depot
Elder Gragus 34 Makna Forest E of the Nopon Arch (on high ground) Clear weather or heatwave
Elegant Marin 29 Ether Mine Near Glowmoss Lake
Enchanting Grune 13 Colony 9 E and below Tephra Cave Entrance (lands on beach) Dawn at 5:00
Erratic Goliante 97 Tephra Cave Entrance of the Trader's Stopover after Mechonis Core
Eternal Palsadia 91 Satorl Marsh Top of the Exile Fortress after The Giants' Treasure
Evil Bathin 54 Fallen Arm Inner area of the Ether Exhaust System
Evil Rhangrot 6 Colony 9 Tephra Hill
Experienced Tristan 64 Agniratha SW of the 1st Control Platform before Mechonis Core
Exposure Wolfol 97 Valak Mountain Lava Cave after The Magma Rock
Faithful Lancelot 59 Central Factory Control Tower before Mechonis Core
Fate Labolas 51 Sword Valley Port Maintenance Bay before Mechonis Field 5F
Field Altrich 76 Bionis' Leg NW of Crevasse Waterfall
Fiendish Auburn 78 Prison Island Gravina Bridge after Mechonis Core,
after killing the 3 Babel Deinos and 3 Babeli Bargs
Final Marcus 100 Valak Mountain Three Sage Summit Night and clear or snowy weather
Firework Geldesia 98 Tephra Cave Arachno Queen's Nest Battling Brutes QE,
after Mechonis Core
Flabbergasted Jerome 38 Eryth Sea Island below Hovering Reef 5 Clear weather or shooting stars
Flailing Bracken 73 Colony 9 Shore NW of Anti-Air Battery 2
Frenzied Bana 78 Frontier Village Apex Lake Bana the Betrayer QE,
after Mechonis Core
Funeral Gozra 42 Eryth Sea Hode Refuge
Furious Jozan 96 High Entia Tomb Telethia Laboratory after Mechonis Core and acquired High Entia Emblem
Gentle Mother Armu 37 Colony 9 Near Agora Shore
Gentle Rodriguez 40 Colony 9 Far N end of Agora Shore
Ghostly Mahatos 76 Bionis' Interior W of the Terminal Nerve Tower after Mechonis Core
Glacier Acon 52 Galahad Fortress 1st Turbine Room, then Main Control Room before Mechonis Field 5F
Glorious Buer 45 Valak Mountain S of Sealed Tower
Glorious Jurom 55 Galahad Fortress Ether Blast Furnace before Mechonis Field 5F
Gluttonous Eugen 11 Tephra Cave Vilia Lake
Graceful Holand 19 Colony 6 Splintered Path Rain or thunderstorm
Hidden Gamigin 49 Valak Mountain SE of Ignia Hill (on the natural bridge) Nighttime
Illustrious Golteus 98 Makna Forest Precipice Bridge Clear weather or heatwave,
after Mechonis Core
Immovable Gonzalez 90 Bionis' Leg Spiral Valley after Xord battle
Impenetrable Redrob 38 Colony 9 S side of Hazzai Cape Nighttime
Indomitable Daulton 85 Satorl Marsh Soter Ruins
Infernal Crocell 58 Mechonis Field E of the 4F Main Power Switch (S side of the platform) Before Meyneth Shrine
Inferno Heinrich 76 Prison Island Back of the Kitchen after Mechonis Core
Itinerant Dorothea 6 Colony 9 Cliff Lake Daytime
Judicious Bunnitzol 94 Tephra Cave Forgotten Cave after Mechonis Core
Kamikaze Bune 53 Sword Valley N of the Control Tower before Mechonis Field 5F
Lake Magdalena 6 Colony 9 Small inlet under Outlook Park Nighttime
Lakebed Orthlus 40 Colony 9 Beach of Agora Shore Preparing for Adventure 3 QE,
before Mechonis Core
Lazy Bluco 34 Makna Forest Yellow Flower Grove Nighttime
Lightning Ronove 55 Sword Valley Near the Radio Tower before Mechonis Field 5F
Lightspeed Sonid 44 Eryth Sea Anu Shore
Magnificent Digalus 99 Makna Forest Near the Decayed Forest after Mechonis Core
Majestic Clone Barg 77 Prison Island Second Sanctum after Mechonis Core
Magestic Mordred 70 Central Factory NE of the Face Maintenance Bay before Mechonis Core
Masterful Gigapur 77 Prison Island Travalga Bridge after Mechonis Core
Meditative Varla 65 Agniratha Near the Telethia Bridge before Mechonis Core
Mild Florence 58 Central Factory Up a ramp near Landing Strip 2 before Mechonis Core
Mining Patrichev 8 Tephra Cave NE of Caterpile Nest
Mischievious Naberius 57 Sword Valley Behind 3rd Gate after 3rd Gate Front Line
and before Mechonis Field 5F
Moonlight Paimon 46 Valak Mountain Lava Cave
Musical Vanflare 93 Tephra Cave Near Bone Corridor after Mechonis Core
Mysterious Barnaby 75 Bionis' Leg Windy Cave
Mystical Klesida 72 Bionis' Interior Third Lung after Mechonis Core
Napping Volfen 17 Bionis' Leg E part of Gaur Plain Rain or thunderstorm
Night Cardamon 18 Bionis' Leg Near Kasharpa Falls Nighttime and clear weather
North Star Gusion 50 Valak Mountain W edge of the Url Crevasse Nighttime and snowy weather or blizzard
Obsessive Galgaron 35 Makna Forest Hode Lair
Officer Robusto 75 Bionis' Interior Near the platform beneath Venous Plexus after Mechonis Core
Peeling Kircheis 38 Eryth Sea Middle of Hovering Reef 7
Plump Sprahda 92 Tephra Cave SW of the Bafalgar Tomb after Mechonis Core
Powerful Eligos 80 Fallen Arm S part of the Digit 1
Precious Retrato 53 Galahad Fortress 3rd Fuel Supply Room before Mechonis Field 5F
Proper Bandaz 39 Eryth Sea Secluded Island Nighttime with shooting stars
Prosperous Zepar 56 Fallen Arm Jifum Beach Evening, at 18:00
Protective Torquidon 96 Tephra Cave Heavenly Window after Mechonis Core
Prudent Purson 49 Sword Valley Dolgan Outpost before Mechonis Field 5F
Reckless Galdon 95 Tephra Cave Hidden Warehouse after Mechonis Core
Reckless Godwin 31 Satorl Marsh Exile Fortress
Reckless Zanden 98 Tephra Cave Arachno Queen's Nest Battling Brutes QE,
after Mechonis Core
Revolutionary Bifrons 60 Mechonis Field NE of 4F Main Power Switch Before Meyneth Shrine
Roguish Frengel 39 Colony 9 Cave NW of Cliff Lake
Sacred Zagamei 89 Eryth Sea Lower region of Hovering Reef 9
Shadeless Matrix 44 Colony 9 Tunnel NW of Cliff Lake Nighttime
Sentimental Flamral 66 Agniratha Judicial District before Mechonis Core
Serene Imlaly 76 Prison Island Banquet Hall after Mechonis Core
Shimmering Forte 33 Makna Forest E of Eks Watering Hole Heatwave,
after first entering Frontier Village
Sinful Lamorak 63 Central Factory Room SW of Tower Boarding Gate before Mechonis Core
Sniper Paramecia 15 Bionis' Leg SW part of Gaur Plain, S of Jabos Rock Rest Area
Solid Konev 10 Tephra Cave S side of Spring of Grief Nighttime
Soothed Aglovale 65 Agniratha Near the Legislative District before Mechonis Core
Speedy Ramshyde 10 Colony 9 Cliff Lake
Splendid Botis 58 Fallen Arm Digit 5 Beach
Stormy Belagon 87 Eryth Sea Kromar Coast
Stormy Widardun 25 Satorl Marsh Ridge west of Zaldania Waterfall Daytime
Subterranean Zomar 40 Eryth Sea Soltnar Seal Island
Sunlight Schvaik 30 Satorl Marsh Barren Moor Daytime
Swift Zektol 28 Satorl Marsh E of Igna Territory Daytime
Synchronised Gaheris 61 Central Factory E of Central Tower Lift (between the stacks of containers) before Mechonis Core
Tempestuous Edegia 39 Eryth Sea Hovering Reef 10 Nighttime
Temporal Gawain 65 Central Factory Inside the Control Tower before Mechonis Core
Territorial Rotbart 81 Bionis' Leg E part of Gaur Plain, E of Jabos Rock Rest Area
Trainer Harmelon 15 Bionis' Leg High hill E of Zax Guidepost
Tranquil Morax 50 Sword Valley Inside the Enalda Control Base before Mechonis Field 5F
Tumultuous Felix 27 Satorl Marsh Cliff SE of Silent Obelisk
Turbulent Belmo 36 Eryth Sea Hovering Reef 1 Clear weather or shooting stars
Unreliable Rezno 96 Makna Forest Middle island of the Great Makna Falls Final Challenge of the Sage QE, day, not heatwave,
after Mechonis Core
Vagabond Allocer 63 Agniratha N of the Helas Pillar before Mechonis Core
Vagrant Alfead 16 Bionis' Leg Tirkin Headquarters
Vague Barbas 46 Valak Mountain Near the Nagul Waterfall, SW of Befalgar Pedestal
Verdant Bluchal 5 Colony 9 Beach S of Anti-Air Battery 1, N of the Main Entrance.
Venerable Focalor 64 Central Factory Training Ground Roof before Mechonis Core
Vengeful Daulton 22 Ether Mine E of Test Pit 4
Veteran Yozel 83 Satorl Marsh NE of the Silent Obelisk Nighttime and fog
Victorious Gross 73 Bionis' Interior Pars Sympathica Tower after Mechonis Core
Violent Andante 16 Bionis' Leg Either N or S of Viliera Hill
Vivid Anstan 75 Bionis' Interior Near the middle of Third Lung after Mechonis Core
Wallslide Gwynry 9 Tephra Cave Dead-end E of Escape Pod Bay in Mag Mell Ruins
Wandering Amon 98 Valak Mountain Bionis' Right Elbow (near the crystal deposit) Nighttime
White Eduardo 17 Bionis' Leg Island in the middle of Raguel Lake Thunderstorm
Wicked Sallos 95 Fallen Arm Distant Fingertip Clear weather
Wise Gremory 68 Agniratha Near the Meyneth Statue before Mechonis Core
Wrathful Orobas 67 Agniratha Near the Dios Pillar before Mechonis Core


See also


  • Advanced Books can be dropped by Unique Monsters with level 45 and more, except the 11 Unique Monsters in Sword Valley and Galahad Fortress as well as the 3 quest-exclusive enemies Conflagrant Raxael, Unreliable Rezno and Brutal Gravar.
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