Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

Achievement Guide | List of Achievements

A guide to unlocking all achievements in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can find a list of all Trials and Records, as well has their unlock conditions, and rewards.

List of Achievements

List of Trials

No. Achievement How to Unlock Reward (EXP)
1 Hunter-in-Training Defeat your first unique monster. 50
2 Pro Hunter Defeat 10 unique monsters. 500
3 Master Hunter Defeat 100 unique monsters. 1500
4 First Steps Discover a Landmark for the first time. 10
5 A Corner of the World Discover 10 Landmarks. 50
6 Seasoned Traveller Discover 40 Landmarks. 500
7 Globetrotter Discover 80 Landmarks. 1000
8 Worldly Wise Discover 150 Landmarks. 1500
9 Explorer Discover a Secret Area for the first time. 200
10 Trailblazer Discover 6 Secret Areas. 500
11 Pioneer Discover 12 Secret Areas. 1000
12 Your First Friend Get to know a named person for the first time. 10
13 Friend Number Ten Register 10 people on the Affinity Chart. 50
14 Fifty Fine Friends Register 50 people on the Affinity Chart. 1000
15 Friend of the World Register 120 people on the Affinity Chart. 1500
16 The Brave Protectors Get to know all of the Defence Force soldiers in Colony 9. 50
17 Network of Knowledge Get to know many Nopon outside of populated areas. 1000
18 The Hopeful Survivors Get to know a lot of people in Colony 6. 1000
19 Know So Many Nopon! Get to know the Nopon living in Frontier Village. 1000
20 Wings of Nobility Get to know many High Entia with small headwings. 1000
21 A Village of Machines Get to know the numerous Machina in the Hidden Village. 1000
22 The Strongest Tie Help two people form a deep affinity for one another. 100
23 Constellation Help people form an Affinity for one another 10 times. 50
24 Spider's Web Help people form an Affinity for one another 50 times. 500
25 Neural Network Help people form an Affinity for one another 100 times. 1000
26 Roots Across the World Help almost everyone to form Affinities for one another. 30000
27 Colony 9 Celeb Achieve a 3-star Affinity rating for the Colony 9 area. 500
28 Colony 6 Celeb Achieve a 3-star Affinity rating for the Colony 6 area. 500
29 Honorary Nopon Achieve a 3-star Affinity rating for the Frontier Village. 500
30 Honorary High Entia Achieve a 3-star affinity rating for the Alcamoth area. 500
31 Honorary Machina Achieve a 3-star Affinity rating for the Hidden Village. 500
32 Local Hero Develop a 5-star Affinity with the people of any area. 1000
33 World Hero Develop a 5-star Affinity with everyone. 30000
34 Heartwarming Have a Heart-to-Heart go as smoothly as possible. 100
35 Heartbreaking Have a Heart-to-Heart go as badly as possible. 10
36 Pouring Out Your heart Have 20 Heart-to-Hearts. 500
37 The Heart of the Matter Have 40 Heart-to-Hearts. 1000
38 Ace of Hearts Have every possible Heart-to-Hearts. 1500
39 Problem Solved! Complete a quest for the first time. 20
40 Helpful Stranger Complete 10 quests (excluding story quests). 100
41 Generous Friend Complete 100 quests (excluding story quests). 500
42 Charitable Ally Complete 200 quests (excluding story quests). 1000
43 Selfless Giver Complete 300 quests (excluding story quests). 50000
44 Shaping History Changed someone's life through your actions. 50
45 Drawing a Crowd Increase the population of Colony 6 to 50 people. 500
46 Building a Community Increase the population of Colony 6 to 100 people. 1000
47 Bursting at the Seams Fill up Colony 6 with a population of 150 people. 50000
48 A Fixer-Upper Start reconstructing Colony 6. 200
49 A Fix on the Solution Make good progress in reconstructing Colony 6. 1000
50 Good and Fixed Finished reconstructing Colony 6. Amazing! 50000

List of Records

No. Achievement How to Unlock Reward (EXP)
1 Bone Breaker Deal 3000 damage or more in a single attack. 100
2 Rock Smasher Deal 25,000 damage or more in a single attack. 500
3 World Shaker Deal 50,000 damage or more in a single attack. 1000
4 Beginner's Luck Defeat 50 enemies. 50
5 Tough Guy, Eh? Defeat 200 enemies. 200
6 No Stopping You Defeat 1000 enemies. 500
7 Please! No More! Defeat 5000 enemies. 1000
8 Time for New Glasses Attempt 100 attacks that miss. 100
9 Some Help You Are! Win a battle without actually doing anything. 20
10 Machine Mishaps Defeat 30 Mechon. 100
11 Machine Mayhem Defeat 100 Mechon. 500
12 Machine Meltdown Defeat 250 Mechon. 1500
13 Ground Down Defeat 30 ground monsters. 100
14 Ground Up Defeat 100 ground monsters. 500
15 Ground to a Pulp Defeat 250 ground monsters. 1500
16 Airing Grievances Defeat 30 aerial monsters. 100
17 Clearing the Air Defeat 100 aerial monsters. 500
18 Anti-Air Battering Defeat 250 aerial monsters. 1500
19 Bug Off Defeat 30 insects. 100
20 Walking Insecticide Defeat 100 insects. 500
21 Elementary! Defeat 30 ether-based monsters. 100
22 Braving the Elements Defeat 100 ether-based monsters. 500
23 Telethia Tracker Defeat 30 Telethia. 5000
24 Telethia Triumph Defeat 100 Telethia. 10000
25 Fish for Compliments Defeat 30 monsters that live in water. 200
26 Smashing! Smash a vision tag for the first time. 20
27 Simply Smashing! Smash 100 vision tags. 200
28 Smashing... to Pieces! Smash 1000 vision tags. 500
29 Not Gonna Happen! Stop the future in its tracks for the first time. 20
30 I'll Change the Future! Stop the future in its tracks 20 times. 200
31 The Future is Ours! Stop the future in its tracks 50 times. 500
32 Second Wind Revive Incapacitated party members 10 times. 20
33 Can't Keep 'em Down Revive Incapacitated party members 100 times. 200
34 Down But Never Out Revive Incapacitated party members 500 times. 500
35 Critical Thinking Deliver 50 critical hits. 50
36 Critical Condition Deliver 1500 critical hits. 200
37 Critical Mass Deliver 5000 critical hits. 500
38 Let's Fight! Achieve Battle Start Affinity for the first time. 10
39 Let's Go, Everyone! Achieve Battle Start Affinity 100 times. 200
40 Yeah! We Can Do It! Achieve Battle Start Affinity 1000 times. 500
41 Turn It Up Enter a state of High Tension for the first time. 20
42 Fire It Up Enter a state of High Tension 50 times. 200
43 Burn It Up Enter a state of High Tension 200 times. 500
44 Go Team! Use a chain attack for the first time. 20
45 Tip Top Team-Up Use a chain attack 50 times. 200
46 A Team Like No Other Use a chain attack 200 times. 500
47 Team With a Capital T Use a chain attack 1000 times. 1000
48 Killer Combo Use a chain attack to deal a total of 3000 total damage. 100
49 Cosmic Killer Combo Use a chain attack to deal a total of 30,000 total damage. 500
50 Quantum Killer Combo Use a chain attack to deal a total of 100,000 total damage. 1000
51 Chain Gang Perform a chain attack with 4 links or more. 50
52 Off the Chain Perform a chain attack with 5 links or more. 200
53 Back-Stabber Perform a back attack for the first time. 10
54 Rear Admiral Perform a back attack 50 times. 200
55 Ninja Skillz Attack an enemy from behind and beat it in one strike. 50
56 Jaws of Defeat Win a battle while on the verge of death. 20
57 Come On, Cheer Up! Feel the pain of being incapacitated for the first time. 20
58 Phoenix Be wiped out 50 times. 500
59 Art Practice Use Arts 1000 times between the entire party. 200
60 The Art of War Use Arts 10,000 times between the entire party. 1000
61 Right, Let's Do This! Use Shulk's Arts 100 times. 50
62 Reyn Time, Baby! Use Reyn's Arts 100 times. 50
63 I Can Beat Anyone! Use Fiora's Arts 100 times. 200
64 Attack Me if You Dare! Use Dunban's Arts 100 times. 500
65 Things Are Heating Up! Use Sharla's Arts 100 times. 500
66 Riki Use Arts! Use Riki's Arts 100 times. 500
67 Who Dares Defy Me? Use Melia's Arts 100 times. 500
68 One Step Further Unlock the ability to level up your Arts even further. 100
69 The Final Step Unlock the ability to level up your Arts completely. 500
70 Art School Level up an Art for the first time. 20
71 A Work of Art Raise an Art to level 5. 200
72 Perfecting the Art Raise an Art to the maximum level. 1000
73 Down to a Fine Art Raise 5 of one character's Arts to the maximum level. 1500
74 Art-to-Art Raise 10 of one character's Arts to maximum level. 1500
75 State of the Art Raise all of one character's Arts to maximum level. 1500
76 Sharing the Knowledge Receive shared skills from every character. 200
77 Specialist Fully develop one Skill Branch. 500
78 Honest Insight Fully develop three of Shulk's Skill Branches. 500
79 Raging Stalwart Fully develop three of Reyn's Skill Branches. 500
80 Spirited Adventurer Fully develop three of Fiora's Skill Branches. 500
81 Gallant Hero Fully develop three of Dunban's Skill Branches. 500
82 Unyielding Devotion Fully develop three of Sharla's Skill Branches. 500
83 Adorable Randomness Fully develop three of Riki's Skill Branches. 500
84 Serene Candour Fully develop three of Melia's Skill Branches. 500
85 Secret Weapon Fully develop any character's Skill Branches 1000
86 Dream Team Fully develop every character's Skill Branches. 1500
87 Turning it Around Successfully achieve Burst Affinity. 10
88 Changing Course Achieve Burst Affinity 300 times. 200
89 Complete 180 Achieve Burst Affinity 2000 times. 500
90 Looking for Trouble Defeat an enemy 5 levels higher than yourself. 50
91 Beating the Odds Defeat an enemy 10 levels higher than yourself. 500
92 Unlucky Sixes Perform an attack that dealt exactly 666 damage. 66
93 Lucky Sevens Perform an attack that deals exactly 777 damage. 77
94 Skip It Use skip travel for the first time. 10
95 Lazybones Use skip travel 50 times. 100
96 Hunting for Treasure Obtain 10 Rare Treasure Chests. 50
97 Hoarding Treasure Obtain 50 Rare Treasure Chests. 500
98 Ooh, Shiny Obtain a Super Rare Treasure Chest for the first time. 20
99 It Hasn't Lost its Lustre Obtain 10 Super Rare Treasure Chests. 100
100 Need... More... Treasure Obtain 50 Super Rare Treasure Chests. 1000
101 Treasure Trove Obtain 1000 Rare or Super Rare Treasure Chests. 1000
102 Titan's Gift Harvest an ether crystal for the first time. 20
103 Titan's Generosity Harvest ether crystals 50 times. 200
104 Titan's Greatness Harvest ether crystals 500 times. 500
105 Raring to Go Obtain a rare ether crystal for the first time. 20
106 Medium Rare Obtain 7 rare ether crystals. 50
107 In Rare Form Obtain 77 rare ether crystals. 500
108 Crystallised Luck Mine a rank V ether crystal. 500
109 That Hits the Slot Fill a gem slot for the first time. 20
110 Truly Outrageous Fill all 8 possible gem slots at once for any character. 500
111 Learning the Craft Practice Gem Crafting and receive a Synergy Bonus. 20
112 Getting Crafty Receive a Synergy Bonus more than 250 times. 500
113 Crafting Your Destiny Receive a Synergy Bonus more than 500 times. 1000
114 Craftacular! Enter a Fever state while Gem Crafting. 50
115 Craftstravaganza! Enter a Fever state 3 times. 1500
116 Lending a Hand Receive a Support Bonus. 20
117 Crafting Friendships Receive a Support Bonus for every character. 1000
118 Firing on All Cylinders Fill up the Cylinder Gauge 9 times in one crafting session. 2000
119 Happy New Year! Witness the sun rising on the 366th day. 1500
120 Terminal Velocity Fall to your demise from a great height. 20
121 Making Waves Fall into water from a height of 200 meters. 50
122 One is Never Enough Record an item in the Collectopaedia. 10
123 Collector's Mentality Complete a page in the Collectopaedia. 200
124 Stamp of Insanity Complete every page in the Collectopaedia. 50000
125 Study Aids Give Shulk 20 pieces of machinery as gifts. 100
126 Auber the Top Give Reyn an Energy Aubergine as a gift. 500
127 Aim For the Heart! Have Fiora give 20 gifts to Shulk. 200
128 Thanks But No Thanks Give Dunban an Ether Plum as a gift. 500
129 Fruitful Gifts Give Sharla fruit as a gift 20 times. 500
130 You May Have This Have Melia give 30 gifts. 500
131 Not Just Riki Eat! Have Riki give insects as gifts 30 times. 500
132 Love at First Bite Give Love Source as a present. 50000
133 Ear to the Ground Talk to people 100 times. 100
134 Social Butterfly Talk to people 1000 times. 1000
135 Breaking the Ice Have a party member step into a conversation. 10
136 Idle Chit-Chat Have party members step into conversations 50 times. 100
137 Chatting the Day Away Have party members step into conversations 300 times. 500
138 Blossoming Friendship Improve the Affinity between two party members. 50
139 Unshakable Trust Improve two party members' Affinity still further. 500
140 Unbreakable Bond Form the deepest Affinity between two party members. 1500
141 Get the Party Started Deepen the Affinity between all party members. 8000
142 Party's in Full Swing Form the deepest Affinity between all party members. 15000
143 Equivalent exchange Successfully trade items with someone. 20
144 Tradesman Trade items 20 times. 100
145 Master Tradesman Trade items 100 times. 500
146 Mysterious Mantis Obtain a Minute Mantis through trading. 3000
147 Shining Impracticality Obtain a Golden Cog through trading. 3000
148 Indigo Belligerence Obtain a Love Beetle through trading. 3000
149 Stormy Outlook Obtain a Thunder Compass through trading. 3000
150 Angelic Imitation Obtain an Angel Engine Y through trading. 5000

Achievement Guide

What are achievements?

Achievements is a system in Xenoblade Chronicles that reward the player for reaching various milestones in the game, such as defeating a set amount of enemies or discovering new places. They are similar to the Achievements/Trophy system on Xbox/Play Station consoles, except for the fact that each achievement will actually reward you with EXP. This makes it actually beneficial to do achievements as you play.

Trials and Records

There are two types of achievements: Trials and Records. The main difference between the two is that trials will be reset when playing again through New Game+, while Records will not. Incomplete records can of course still be complete in New Game+, and since they record your data (number of times doing various things), this number wil carry over into New Game+, making them easier to unlock.

How to Unlock Achievements

You can view all of your unlocked achievements by opening the menu, going to Journal, then going to the trophy icon and selecting Achievements (note that this may be changed in the remake). From there, press (-) to swap between Trials and Records. Trials and Records with “???” as the name mean that they have not yet been unlocked.

For the most part, you do not need to go out of your way to unlock achievements, as most of them will be unlocked naturally by playing the game, discovering new landmarks and locations, completing side quests, and defeating enemies. In fact, many achievements become much easier to unlock later in the game.

That being said, if you want the EXP gain, or you are aiming for 100%, you can start achievement grinding right away. Going for the full 100% means you should follow the guidelines below.

  1. Defeat a ton of enemies, of varying types (including unique monsters).
  2. Level up your characters' Arts and Skill Trees.
  3. Use a ton of Chain Attacks, and be sure to swap around members.
  4. Explore every section of each new area you go to, and get all of the collectables.
  5. Speak with every NPC and take on as many side quests as you can.
  6. Build affinity between all party members and view all Heart-to-Hearts.
  7. Reconstruct Colony 6.
  8. Counter enemy Arts when shown in a vision.

Of course, this is just a generalization, but if you keep these things in mind while playing, you should be able to eventually reach 100%.

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Related Links

Beginner's Guide to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Gameplay Mechanics
Battle System and Combat Guide Can You Switch Characters in Battle?
Stats Explained Status Effects Explained
How to Chain Attack What Does Tension Do?
How to Topple | Topple Lock Guide What is Spike Damage?
Trading and Overtrading Guide Collectopaedia Guide and Rewards
Presents Guide How to Change the Weather
What is Weight? -
Guides for Leveling and Grinding
How to Level Up Fast AP Farming Guide
SP Farming Guide How to Farm Money
How to Raise Affinity Tephra Cave Glitch
Leveling Areas Post 70 How to Get Affinity Coins
Optimization Guides
Best Party and Team Setup Best Skill Trees For Each Character
Best Skill Links for Each Character Best Gifts for Each Character
Art Manuals List What to Sell | Best Items to Sell
Miscellaneous Guides
What Carries Over to New Game Plus? What is Expert Mode?
Achievement Guide and List What Happens if You Die?
Appearance Guide | How to Change Appearance List of Missables
100% Playthrough Checklist -
Colony 6 Items
How to Get Gogol Horns How to Get Inferno Element
How to Get Black Liver Bean How to Get Snow Element
How to Get Azure Hollyhocks How to Get Dust Element
How to Get Red Frontier How to Get Empress Beetles
How to Get Rainbow Slugs How to Get Ice Cabbages
How to Get Sturdy Armor How to Get Squall Element
How to Get Bunnia Scent Wood How to Get Fossil Monkey
How to Get High Entia Emblem How to Enter Hode's Lair
Where is Banquet Vassago How to Get Bitter Kiwis
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