Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia Achievements

Monster Nerd

Don't forget to use a Magic Lens or two. Or more.

You will get the Monster Book once Karol joins your party. Every monster you encounter before and after that point will be put in there, but their pages will not be filled out unless you use a magic lens on them. You can only carry 15 at a time, so be sure to stock up every single time you come across a shop. If a boss goes through various stages, you may have to scan it more than once. Hold down the RB button to see if an enemy has not been scanned, you will know because its HP will not be shown. If you already have it in your book, it will show the HP of the monster. If you encounter a boss-type character more than once throughout the game (the two idiot knights and Zagi for instance) you must scan them every time you encounter them. Be sure to spend 10 in the Grade Shop to carry your book over to any future playthrough.

See this thread for all the monsters you need and where to find them.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Friday Morteum
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 01:32:49 PM

how many lenses until the achievement unlocks?

Comment #2 by xXGalickgunXx
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 10:10:41 PM

you have to lens every monster in tales of vesperia...

Comment #3 by SO7SF
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 06:49:51 AM

Yeah, use Magic Lens on all the Monsters in the game. I got this achievement
but it took a long time to get it... If you keep playing the game you will get it.

Comment #4 by xXGalickgunXx
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 08:00:01 AM

i still need like...5 or 6.. :/...

Comment #5 by UltimaDragoon89
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 12:41:22 PM

Going through again and trying to find some that I have in my book but don't have info for but I have been diligent about tagging them all. Any glitches with this?

Comment #6 by ProfessorBAG
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 09:02:28 PM

I know i'm very late to all this but i just spent a couple of hours making this list for myself to get this achievement easier because i have nothing better to do and i love this game haha.

This list ONLY shows the AREAS in chronological order.

Here is the thread i got all my information from

It's very simple, I just placed all the missable monsters on that thread in the chronological order that you would see them if you were following the main story.

Some monsters will be shown in a area but will not show up until you progress in the story and come back to that area later.

FOR EXAMPLE: In Heliord it says you see adecor and boccos at lvl 15, but you also see yeager at level 30. it's because you need to

Comment #7 by ProfessorBAG
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 09:06:52 PM

come back later in the story and fight him again when your level 30.

TIPS: Use the ID number (indicated by the Bullet Points) to make sure you got the right enemy because some enemies show up multiple times, like Zagi.

Known Error: In Heliord, i put Adecor and Boccos twice. Just erase the duplicates

Comment #8 by ProfessorBAG
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 09:08:48 PM


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Game Info
Namco Bandai
Namco Bandai


US August 26, 2008
Japan August 07, 2008

Resolution: HDTV 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1-4
Online Players : N/A
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