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Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Achievement Guide

Guide By: The Pants Party
There are 31 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
+Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
+Offline: 31 (1000)
+Approximate amount of time to 1000: 50-60 Hours
+Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
+Number of missable achievements: None
+Do cheat codes disable achievements? None
+Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes (Fair Fighter)
+Glitchy achievements? None
+Unobtainable achievements? None
+Extra equipment needed? No

Introduction:
Welcome to Final Fantasy XIII-2! Personally I thought this game was much better than the first. It kept the good parts and fixed most of the bad. Others may disagree, but that's not really the point here anyway! The achievement list is waaaaay easier than the first game. It won't take you nearly half as long, with much less repetition and aggravation. Fun game + straightforward achievements = win!

Step 1: Complete the Game (+Paradox Ending #1)
Because this game has no missable achievements, and a complete "Time Reversal" function of every area, I'd suggest just enjoying the game on your first go of it. Don't hassle with the fragment collection, 5-starring any bosses or anything like that. If you want to knock out Clock Stopper or some other achievements early in the game, that isn't going to harm anything, but otherwise just play through the game and then worry about everything else.

The only thing you want to worry about is possibly doing Paradox Ending #1, which does not require you to already have beaten the game (unlike the rest) - see "Anomalous" for more info on that.

Step 2: Defragmented Achievement
Now you'll want to collect all 160 Fragments. A guide for all of those can be found here.

Step 3: Anomalous Achievement
Now that you can access every ending in the game, follow the steps for each of the game's endings in the "Anomalous" achievement below.

Step 4: Clean Up
You likely don't have anything left at this point, but if for some reason you never got things like Sependipitious or Giant's Fist, grab them now to finish your 1000G!

[x360a would like to thank The Pants Party for this Roadmap]



Choco-boco-holic14
Spent a fortune at shops. (53) 

This achievement requires 100,000 Gil spent at either any of the numerous Chocolina locations or the Serendipity casino currency exchange. If you don't receive this naturally while finishing the game or going for the "Serendipitous" achievement, simply save the game, sell all your equipment (have the "Haggler" Fragment Skill on at this point if you have it) and then buy a mass of items to unlock it, then reload your save so you haven't lost anything.

Clock Stopper15
Responded swiftly to the appearance of enemies. (57) 

This achievement requires 100 consecutive preemptive strikes. You will know you got a preemptive strike right away if "Great!" flashes on the screen when you initiate battle. This will occur if you attack () while the Mog Clock is still in the green, or if it is yellow and you attack the enemy from behind.

This can be easily boosted easily by finding a non-aggresive enemy to strike (there are some in the very first area of the game), then once you've entered the battle, pause the game and select "Retry" - you'll be placed right outside the battle and can hit them again. Since you don't actually need to finish the battle for it to count, just repeat this quickly 100 times and you're done.

If you somehow make a mistake, you can reload a previous save without voiding the achievement, so it might be worthwhile saving every so often even if you're using the cheap "Retry" method.

Staggering15
Staggered a significant number of enemies. (12) 

You will need to stagger 50 enemies for this achievement. To stagger an enemy, simply fill their Stagger Meter by attacking. Magical attacks (Sab/Rav) will fill it faster, while direct attacks (Com) will decrease the rate at which it drains. Each enemy has its own unique percentage you'll need to reach before it gets staggered. You will likely get this in the first or second chapter; you'll stagger thousands of enemies before you're all done.

Quick Draw15
Performed a significant number of preemptive strikes. (6) 

You will need 50 preemptive strikes for this achievement. See "Clock Stopper" for more information on preemptive strikes. Note that using the "Retry" option will remove that battle from your count toward the 50 needed. For some reason it does not interrupt the "Clock Stopper" achievement, but it does interfere with this one.

Wild Thing16
Successfully used Feral Link abilities a significant number of times. (16) 

You will need to use Feral Link 100 times for this achievement. Feral Link is a special monster ability, so you will need to have your third party member set up before you can do this. As you battle, the Feral Link gauge will slowly increase (there are abilities monsters can have that will increase this rate, as well as accessories you can equip), then once it fills you can press to perform the FL. During the QTE, make sure you hit the button(s) in time or it will not count toward this total.

No Retreat16
Fought a significant number of battles without using the "Retry" option. (18) 

You will need to successfully complete 50 battles without using the "Retry" option - whether you manually choose to do so or die and are forced to. Like staggering enemies, this should happen naturally as you play.

Strategist18
Performed a multitude of paradigm shifts. (25) 

This will require a total of 1,000 paradigm shifts. Once you have your paradigms setup in the menu (there will be a tutorial on this if you didn't play the first game), simply press and then select a new paradigm to switch your character's roles. Between dealing damage, raising stagger meters and healing, you'll be doing this quite often but it will likely be on of your last achievements in the game still.

If you still need this after collecting all 160 Fragments, turn on the rewarded "Clock Master" skill to speed up gameplay.

Budding Hunter30
Defeated an army's worth of enemies. (15) 

I'm not sure what army they're referring to for this achievement, but it only requires 100 enemies defeated. Likely this will be your first or second achievement of the game.

 
Secret Achievements
 
Early Riser15
Accepted a new fate in a world where everything has changed. (4) 

Story related and cannot be missed. Unlocked at the beginning of Episode 1. See "Epic Finisher" for more info.

Time Traveler15
Left behind a normal life, and began a journey through time. 

Story related and cannot be missed. Unlocked at the beginning of Episode 2. See "Epic Finisher" for more info.

Future Espier15
Visited the place where clues to the future lie waiting to be discovered. 

Story related and cannot be missed. Unlocked at the beginning of Episode 3A. See "Epic Finisher" for more info.

Past Gazer15
Visited the place where the saviors of the past dream in crystal.  

Story related and cannot be missed. Unlocked at the beginning of Episode 3B. See "Epic Finisher" for more info.

Threat Facer15
Acknowledged the threat facing the world, and decided to fight back. 

Story related and cannot be missed. Unlocked at the beginning of Episode 4. See "Epic Finisher" for more info.

Sooth Seeker15
Prepared to face a test of your determination in the rift where hidden truths slumber. 

Story related and cannot be missed. Unlocked at the beginning of Episode 5. See "Epic Finisher" for more info.

Promise Keeper15
Turned your back on empty dreams and joined the battle to save mankind. 

Story related and cannot be missed. Unlocked at the beginning of Episode 6. See "Epic Finisher" for more info.

Trigger Finger30
Obtained five Cinematic Bonus rewards. (8) 

Cinematic Bonuses are earned by successfully completing the "Quick-Time Events" (QTE) during boss battles, which means never hitting an incorrect button or waiting too long to hit a button. If you make a mistake during a battle, you can pause the game and choose to retry the battle, or you can simply come back later using the Time Reversal feature. If you've done this successfully, you'll see the message "Cinematic Action: Perfect!" on screen and will receive the reward after the battle with "Cinematic Bonus" written next to it.

The five available rewards come from the five battles below:

  • Episode 2, Bresha Ruins AF005: Paradox Alpha
  • Episode 2, Bresha Ruins AF005: Atlas (Weakened)
  • Episode 3, Sunleth Waterscape AF300: Royal Ripeness
  • Episode 4, City of Academia AF400: Zenobia
  • Episode 4, Augusta Tower AF200: Proto fal'Cie Adam
Anomalous30
Witnessed every possible Paradox Ending. (31) 

There are nine total endings you need to witness to unlock this achievement. The first in the list can be done as you play through the game for your first time (as well as the third and fourth using Time Reversals, but you may as well come back after you beat the game and you're the strongest). The rest need to be done after beating the game and unlocking the "Paradox Scope" Fragment Skill from the Chocobo Girl in the Serendipity Casino.

The most difficult ending is probably #7. The rest really gave me no trouble. To beat this one, make sure you have a good Sen monster leveled to about 40ish. I used Bunkerbeast. With the Sen monster drawing Caius' attention, you won't have your attacks interrupted or take nearly any damage, allowing you to easily stagger and defeat him.

#1: Fate and Freedom

  1. Paradox Scope = N/A.
  2. Episode 5 - Neo Bodhum (Year Unknown)
  3. In a Live Trigger conversation with Lightning, tell her "I accept this world."

#2: The Future is Hope

  1. Paradox Scope = ON.
  2. Go to City of Academia AF4XX and use Time Reversal.
  3. Proceed to talk with Hope and Alyssa until they request parts of the Graviton Core. Turn them all in to Alyssa, then in the Live Trigger conversation, refuse the Artifact.

#3: A Giant Mistake

  1. Paradox Scope = ON.
  2. Go to Bresha Ruins AF005 and use Time Reversal.
  3. Defeat Atlas without weakening him first.

#4: Mog's Marvelous Flan Plan

  1. Paradox Scope = ON.
  2. Go to Sunleth Waterscape AF300 and use Time Reversal.
  3. As you did in the main story, defeat the Royal Ripeness w/ Snow as an ally.
  4. After the story scenes, once you can explore freely, approach the Royal Ripeness a second time and defeat him at his full strength.

#5: Vanille's Truth

  1. Paradox Scope = ON.
  2. Go to Oerba Village AF200 and use Time Reversal.
  3. Make your way to the northwest rooftop and defeat Caius.

#6: Test Subjects

  1. Paradox Scope = ON.
  2. Go to Augusta Tower AF200 and use Time Reversal.
  3. Make your way to the top of the tower and defeat Proto fal'Cie Adam.

#7: Beneath a Timeless Sky

  1. Paradox Scope = ON.
  2. Go to City of Academia AF4XX and use Time Reversal.
  3. Proceed to talk with Hope and Alyssa until they request parts of the Graviton Core. Turn them all in to Alyssa, then in the Live Trigger conversation, accept the Artifact.
  4. Exit back out to the city. Enter gate to the Time-Space Interval with the Artifact you received from Alyssa.
  5. Follow along the path, talking to Yeul as you did in the main story, then defeat Caius in a 1-on-1 battle with Serah. Note that even on Easy Difficulty with a Level 99 in all 6 Roles Serah and Tier 5 monster companions, this can be one of the more challenging battles in the game.

#8: Heir to Chaos

  1. Paradox Scope = OFF.
  2. Go to City of Academia AF4XX and use Time Reversal.
  3. Proceed to talk with Hope and Alyssa until they request parts of the Graviton Core. Turn them all in to Alyssa, then in the Live Trigger conversation, accept the Artifact.
  4. Exit back out to the city. Enter gate to the Time-Space Interval with the Artifact you received from Alyssa.
  5. Follow along the path, talking to Yule as you did in the main story, then defeat Caius in a 1-on-1 battle with Serah. [Again, note that Paradox Scope = OFF for this battle.]
  6. Follow along with the events in Neo Bodhum (Year Unknown). [Now would be a good time to turn Paradox Scope = ON.]
  7. In a Live Trigger conversation with Lightning, tell her "I won't accept it."
  8. Enter the time distortion to A Dying World AF700. Follow along with the events as you did in the main story, then defeat Caius in a 1-on-1 battle with Noel. [Again, note that Paradox Scope = ON for this battle.]

#9: Secret Ending (Requires 160 Fragments)

  1. Paradox Scope = ON.
  2. Go to City of Academia AF500. Time Reversal is not necessary.
  3. Proceed to defeat Caius and the 3x Chaos Bahamuts as you did in the main story. After all of the same ending events, there will be bonus scenes tacked on to the end after the credits.
Epic Finisher90
Followed the story to its conclusion. (33) 

Simply complete the game to earn this achievement. A walkthrough if you get stuck at any point can be found here.

Saddle Sore12
Went the distance on chocobo-back. (26) 

This achievement requires 10,000 steps while riding a chocobo. If you have not received this by the end of the game, or just want to grind it out quickly while you're away from the game, use a rubber band to hold the to the side and run in circles for a while. Make sure you won't hit a wall or anything to stop your progress. The achievement will unlock once you dismount.

If you still need this after collecting all 160 Fragments, turn on the rewarded "Clock Master" skill to speed up gameplay.

Serendipitous12
Amassed a fortune in casino coins. (118) 

You will need to have winnings of 10,000 Casino Coins for this achievement to unlock. This requires that you be UP 10k, so even if you've won 10k, but spent 2k doing it, that means you're at 8k worth of winnings. You can win the coins via the races or the slot machines, but I would suggest using the slot machines to do this, since you need to spend some time there to earn the "Lucky Coin" fragment anyway (by earning a total of 7,777 Casino Coins at the slot machines) and the chocobo races can be extremely tedious.

The easiest way to do this would be to save your game, buy a large amount of coins from the exchange, then rubber band your to have the machine auto-play. Check back later and see if you got your fragment or this achievement. If you've run out of coins without getting either, reload your save and try again later.

Some extra slot machine tips can be found here. Note that the achievement will only unlock once you exit the slot machine. If you're having absolutely no luck with the slot machines, you can do the chocobo races. A good guide for doing them quickly can be found here.

Fragmented30
Completed an entire fragment category. (5) 

The two easiest categories to complete are collecting the Graviton Cores or the doing all the Quiz related fragments. See "Defragmented" for more information since you'll need to finish every category anyway.

Defragmented90
Completed every fragment category. (31) 

There are 10 total categories with a total of 160 fragments to collect. Many will come naturally by defeating bosses, resolving temporal rifts, earning the paradox endings and completing side-quests. Some require more lengthy tasks such as 100% map or monster data. A complete guide can be found here.

While you are traveling the Historia Crux, you can view how many fragments or unopened gates you may have in a given area. Also, if you select the "Fragments" category from the menu you can check the names of the ones you've collected in each specific area to narrow down what you're missing. The guide linked above has them listed in the same order, so match up the order of your "???" with the guide to see what you still need to collect.

Scarlet Medal14
Defeated a powerful enemy with graceful poise. (16) 

This achievement requires a 5-star rating in the battle with Atlas (Weakened Version) in Episode 2, Bresha Ruins AF005. This can be done on Easy difficulty to save a bit of stress. Note that you do not need to get a perfect Cinematic Bonus to unlock the achievement, though you will need it for "Trigger Finger" and "Defragmented."

You can use the Time Reversal option to attempt this battle again if you do not get it your first try - come back after completing the main story and it will be extremely easy.

Cerulean Medal14
Defeated a powerful enemy with valiant skill. (12) 

This achievement requires a 5-star rating in the battle with Proto fal'Cie Adam in Episode 4, Augusta Tower AF200. This can be done on Easy difficulty to save a bit of stress. This boss actually has three forms, but you can end the battle after the second if you get a Perfect Cinematic Bonus during the QTE (See "Trigger Finger"). You'll need to do this to earn the 5-star rating. Remember to come back and defeat the third form eventually for a requirement of "Defragmented" though!

You can use the Time Reversal option to attempt this battle again if you do not get it your first try - come back after completing the main story and it will be extremely easy.

Obsidian Medal14
Defeated a powerful enemy with perfect execution. (20) 

This achievement requires a 5-star rating in the battle with Paco Amethyst & Paco Luvulite in Episode 6, Academia AF500. This can be done on Easy difficulty to save a bit of stress. You'll want to whittle both enemies down to low health and kill them fairly close together or they'll revive each other which will prolong the fight and drop your rating.

You can use the Time Reversal option to attempt this battle again if you do not get it your first try - come back after completing the main story and it will be extremely easy.

Supreme Being30
Fully developed all abilities. (21) 

This achievement requires both Noel and Serah to be Level 99 in all six of their roles in the Crystarium. You are awarded CP for a lot more than just battles (completing quests, collecting fragments, unlocking paradox endings, etc), so you actually might earn this on the way to all the other achievements without putting too much effort into it.

To speed this up a bit though, you can get the Grow Egg Fragment Skill, which is unlocked by collecting all the fragments in the following areas: Bresha Ruins AF005/AF100/AF300 and Yaschas Massif AF010/AF100/AF110/AF01X. Visit the Chocobo Girl in the Serendipity Casino to receive the skill, then be sure to turn it on in the menu.

You could also capture a Green Chocobo (decent healer anyway) and raise it to Level 99 when it unlocks the "CP Plus" skill - this is a bit more difficult though and farming the ingredients to level it will probably take just as long to get the skill itself than it would farming CP another way.

Big Game Hunter30
Defeated every worthy opponent. (41) 

This achievement requires the defeat of four bosses in the Archylte Steppe area. You'll need to kill them all for their fragments to earn "Defragmented" as well. Once you can ride chocobos in this map (find all five statues on the map below and then speak with the keeper), you'll also be able to battle these opponents. To spawn them, use the weather machine at the hunter camp to create the right weather condition.

I suggest waiting until you've beat the game and either finished or are close to the "Supreme Being" achievement. Getting the Odinblade is a good idea as well. See "Giant's Fist" for how to obtain that. My Noel had 1000+ Strength when I did all these and they were extremely easy.

Note: Long Gui does not have an associated "quest" for killing him. The other three do (two from that man next to the weather machine, one from the sheep girl). If the quests don't trigger, try changing the weather and exiting the time and then returning. That should force them to show up.

  • Immortal - Found in SE when Windy (both up). Really nothing special to this guy, just a quick stagger than a Commando pounding.
  • Long Gui - Found in E when Sunny (both down). You'll need to Stagger and "kill" each of his legs for him to fall down, then Stagger his body to 999% and go full Commando. Throwing a Deprotect on won't hurt either. See "Giant's Fist" to get that achievement during this fight as well. Might take two rounds of stagger to kill him, just make sure to heal after any stomps.
  • Ochu - Found in W when Rainy (left up, right down). This fight is much easier than the first game. Again, with 1000+ Strength for Noel and Magic for Serah, I just used Rav/Com/Com with a few switches to heal. Take down the adds or their damage can take a toll quickly though.
  • Yomi - Found in SE when Stormy (left down, right up). Poison/Wound is going to be your biggest source of damage to this monster. Have three paradigms ready for this, one Sab/Sab/Med to cast the debuffs, one Med/Med/Med for quick full heals and one Sen/Sen/Sen that you will switch to any time he uses the "Wicked Whirl" attack. If you have some extra time, go full Commado for extra damage but I didn't bother.

Giant's Fist90
Dealt 99,999 damage with a single attack. (44) 

If you played the first game you'll be familiar with this method (the Limit Breaker achievement).

Character: Noel
Attack Power: 800+
Equipment: Odinblade, 3x Power Wrist
Skills: Smite, Scourge
Enemy: Long Gui (Archylte Steppe)

Now, to get this setup you'll need a few things. First, to get Odinblade you need to have purchased the "Chaos Fragment" from the Serendipity Casino and then spoken with Hope in City of Academia AF4XX. The more fragments you collect, the stronger it becomes so you can wait until after unlocking "Defragmented" to try this if you want. You'll want to max his Commando role to unlock the skills needed as well.

For those skills to trigger and allow a 99,999 damage hit, you need to hit the enemy just as they recover from stagger. Stagger the enemy to 999% and throw a Deprotect on to lower its defense, then just wait (so you don't kill it on accident). Queue up five normal attacks and confirm them 2-3 seconds before its Stagger Meter completely drains. If you time it properly, you'll trigger your skills and have enough attack power to max out the damage meter.

Beast Tamer90
Befriended a most unfriendly monster. (26) 

This achievement requires you to collect the Monster Crystal of Don Tonberry. He can only be found in Bresha Ruins 100AF, which is unlocked via the blue gate in A Dying World 700AF (requires a Wild Artefact to open). You can increase the chance of running into him with the "Battle Mania" Fragment Skill, which is unlocked by completing the "Academic Rank: Paradox Professor" quest in City of Academia 400AF (100% Map Data). You'll know you've found him if you see a big ball of lightning (see video below).

To increase the chance of actually capturing him (+20%), you'll want to have the "Monster Collector" Fragment Skill, which is unlocked by collecting all the fragments in Vile Peaks 010AF/200 AF. You can also attempt to defeat him with a Feral Link skill which increases your odds. May need a few tries to actually capture him, people usually report 10-15 attempts.

Fair Fighter90
Defeated a powerful enemy on equal terms. (35) 

This requires that you defeat the rare enemy Rasputil on NORMAL DIFFICULTY. This enemy can be found in Oerba Village 400AF. Again, have the "Battle Mania" skill on to encounter him more quickly (see "Beast Tamer"). If you've already done the "Supreme Being" achievement this shouldn't be too difficult of a fight. Make sure you also have some well-developed monsters with you. Note that the boss can Wound you, so bring Blood Potions to recover the lost health.

Chronosavior90
Obtained the highest possible result in the battle to determine the fate of the world. (27) 

This achievement requires a 5-star rating in the final battle of the game. This can be done on Easy difficulty to save a bit of stress.

You can use the Time Reversal option to attempt this battle again if you do not get it your first try - come back after completing "Supreme Being" it will be extremely easy.


 
 
 
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Square Enix
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Release:

US January 31, 2012
Europe February 03, 2012
Japan December 15, 2011

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