Chapter 2: Colony 9 (Mechon Invasion) Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This is a walkthrough for the Colony 9 (Mechon Invasion) section of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch. For a map of Colony 9 (Mechon Invasion), as well as boss strategy and other tips and tricks, read on!

Chapter 2: Colony 9 (Mechon Invasion) Walkthrough

Colony 9

1 Return to Colony 9
2 Topple the Mechon
3 Go to the Weapons Dev't Lab
4 Go back the way you came
5 Defeat the Mechon
6 Cut through the Commercial DistrictCommercial District.jpg
7 Head to the Residential District
8 Battle Metal Face

Side Quests

There are no new side quests that become available in this chapter.

Maps and Collectopaedia

Colony 9 (Mechon Invasion) Map

Colony 9 and Tephra Cave Landmarks and Locations


A Gem Man's Stall
B Mechon Wreckage Site
C Main Entrance
D Ether Light
E Central Plaza
F Fortress Entrance
G Tranquil Square
H Outlook Park
I Tephra Cave Entrance
J Cylinder Hangar


1 Commercial District
2 Military District
3 Weapon Dev Lab
4 Residential District
5 Anti-Air Battery 1
6 Anti-Air Battery 2
7 Anti-Air Battery 3
8 Tephra Hill
9 Cliff Lake
10 Agora Shore
11 Hazzai Cape
12 Dunban's House


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Title Location Char. 1 Char. 2 Affinity
Enduring Friendship Tephra Cave Entrance Shulk Reyn Green
Sunrise in the Park Outlook Park Shulk Fiora Yellow
Fiora's Cooking Dunban's House Reyn Fiora Green
Watching Over Them Residential District Reyn Dunban Pink
Overlooking the Colony Agora Shore Reyn Sharla Purple
Ancient Wreckage Cylinder Hangar Reyn Melia Purple
A Heropon's Perspective Mechon Wreckage Site Sharla Riki Purple

Colony 9 Collectopaedia

Veg Sweet Wasabi Cool Potato Red Lettuce Chewy Radish -
Fruit Dance Apple Black Kiwi - - -
Flower Strong Dandelion Moon Flower Dawn Hydrangea - -
Bug Prairie Dragonfly Giant Hornet White Beetle Sorrow Beetle -
Parts Blue Chain Rabbit Diode - - -
Strange Plate Snow Rainbow Zirconia - - -

Collection Rewards

Vegetables Quick Step III
Fruit Agility Up II
Flowers Poison Defence III
Bugs Regnas Gauntlets
Parts Ether Up II
Strange Strength Up II
100% Completion Carbon Driver

Tips and Strategies

Use Topple Against Mechons

Toppling a Mechon.jpg
Without the Monado, the only way to hurt Mechons with your weapons is to Topple them after inflicting Break. This requires teamwork between Shulk and Reyn.

Do Not Fight The Mechons in the First Run Through The Commercial District

Commercial District
These Mechons cannot be beaten due to the fact that your weapons are ineffective against them without making them Topple. Later on you will be able to fight them with the Monado, but for now, just run past them.

Enchant Your Allies' Weapons

Use Enchant to make sure your allies do damage to the Mechons.

Boss Strategy Guide

Metal Face

Xenoblade Chronicles Metal Face Chapter 2
Unlike normal Mechon, this boss cannot be defeated simply by using the Monado.

Topple Metal Face using Chain Attacks

Because Metal Face is large, you need to topple it using chain attacks.

No Need to Completely Defeat Metal Face

Metal Face is not meant to be defeated completely, so simply try to defeat him and wait for the cutscene to play afterwards.

Story Walkthrough Related Links

Xenoblade Chronicles Story Walkthrough

Prologue The Battle of Sword Valley
Chapter 1 Colony 9 and Tephra Cave
Chapter 2 Colony 9 (Mechon Invasion)
Chapter 3 Tephra Cave (Revisited)
Chapter 4 Bionis' Leg
Chapter 5 Colony 6 and Ether Mine
Chapter 6 Satori Marsh and Bionis' Interior (1st Time)
Chapter 7 Makna Forest and Frontier Village
Chapter 8 Eryth Sea, Alcamoth, and High Entia Tomb
Chapter 9 Prison Island (1st Time)
Chapter 10 Valak Mountain
Chapter 11 Sword Valley and Galahad Fortress
Chapter 12 Fallen Arm
Chapter 13 Mechonis Field
Chapter 14 Central Factory and Agniratha
Chapter 15 Mechonis Core
Chapter 16 Central Factory (Revisited)
Chapter 17 Bionis' Interior and Prison Island (Revisited)
Final Boss Memory Space

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