How to Increase Skill Levels | FFXV

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This is a guide for skill levels in Final Fantasy XV. Read on to learn about the methods of increasing the skill levels of each party member and more!

Skill Guide

Skills

Each of the party members have their own unique skill and each of them requires a different method to level up. SP (or skill points) are earned by doing skill-specific tasks and certain skill levels unlock different effects.

Fishing (Noctis)

Fishing

Catching fish

Noctis increases the level of his Fishing skill by catching fishes on fishing spots located all over the map. The amount of SP obtained depends on the rarity and size of the fish.

Tips for increasing skill level

Since the SP gained depends on the rarity and size of the fish, it is recommended to use the best fishing equipments available and aim for fishing spots with rarer and larger catch.

Survival (Gladiolus)

Survival

Exploring the wild

Gladiolus gains SP for his skill by traveling on foot

Tips for increasing level

Since walking is the only way to level up this skill, keep traveling around by foot and only use the Regalia or any type of fast travel if necessary or if you do not have a lot of time on your hands.

Cooking (Ignis)

Cooking

Cooking at camp

Camping and lodging gives the player opportunity to have Ignis prepare a dish for the team. Ignis gains SP for each dish prepared.

Tips for increasing level

The amount of SP gained from each dish depends on the rarity of the recipe and its ingredients so always try choosing dishes that are difficult to discover and obtain rarer ingredients.

Photography (Prompto)

Photography

Taking pictures

Prompto will take pictures of your adventures all throughout the game and each photo taken gives him SP. Photo Ops anad group pictures give more SPs.

Tips for increasing level

Prompto will passively take pictures as you progress. You can supplement this by participating in photo op sidequests that are triggered while you travel around significant locations.

You can also use the Snapshot ascension ability in battle to take more photos. Equipping the camera strap accessory increases the maximum number of photos that can be taken in one day by 5.

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      Hi! Thank you for your question :)
      Noctis needs to sneak behind the Black Chocobo until Ignis distracts it. The player should keep the chocobo inside his field of view to see if it is looking around, if so, Noctis needs to duck (hold square). Keep on doing this while also moving towards the chocobo until Ignis distracts it. While it is distracted, pick up the glasses then run away before the timer ends.
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