Cocoon has fallen! Kweh! Our game guide for Final Fantasy XIII-2 features an in-depth walkthrough covering equipment, monsters, abilities, and more!
Main Story Walkthrough: Sunleth Waterscape, 300 AF
Sunleth Waterscape Enemies: coming soon
To get to the next location, The Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF, you'll need an artefact from the Bresha Ruins. Perhaps you've grabbed it already, but in case you haven't, there should be an orange [!] on your map showing you the location. Use Mog to reveal the hidden artefact behind bars, and take it to the ruins in the south end of the map to open the gate underground.
Now, head to Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF. When you get there, Serah has a vision of Snow and runs off. Chase after her. You'll run into Snow, Serah, and a huge Flan, the Royal Ripeness. Better join the fight!
|With Snow in your party, you shouldn't have a difficult time staggering his Ripeness. Snow will assume the role of Commando, so stagger the Flan with Ravagers and he'll keep the chain gauge from losing its charge. Once he's staggered, switch to a Commando centric paradigm to chip away at his health. The smaller flan at his base will heal him occasionally, though it won't make a notable difference once he's staggered. When the battle is concluded, you'll have to settle for a stalemate, because he is just too powerful to take down for good.|
|Xbox 360: Up, X, Tap X, Tap B, Right|
|PlayStation 3: Up, Square, Tap Square, Tap Circle, Right|
Perfecting the CAS earns you a Crystal Heart adornment.
From here on out, you can chose to fight the Royal Ripeness again, or search the Sunleth Waterscape for an alternate means of stopping the Flan. Talk to Snow for a map of Sunleth Waterscape. Open the treasure near Serah for 625 Gil. Head south, purchasing goods from Chocolina if you need to restock. When you reach a fork, take the western route.
When you hit the a dead end, a large creature will appear. Everyone hops on its back during a cutscene. Once you regain control, you've got the chance to try out a new moogle ability: the moogle throw. Follow the instructions and toss Mog to collect the three treasure spheres in the area. They are highlighted on your map. You gain a Libarscope, a Silver Bangle, and eight Mana Chips
|The Moogle Throw allows you to use Mog to acquire distant objects or treasure spheres. Hold down LB (or L1) and aim using the right stick. When the target it near the object you're after, tap RB (or R1) to toss Mog. With proper aiming, he should return bearing the treasure in question.|
When you've collected the three treasures, keep an eye out for the Wild Artefact on the left hand side as the beast starts walking.
If you look west, you'll spot Chocolina. Take this as your cue to hope off your ride. There is a treasure sphere nearby with seven Vitality Chips. South of Chocolina is a branch that extends over the Flan Parade. Keep your eye out for the vine hanging nearby. Use it to swing (as a short cut) southwest to solid ground.
Head southwest from there, open the treasure sphere for a Zephyr Ring accessory. Use the Mog Hunt ability to uncover a vine. It will carry you north. Reveal the hidden treasure sphere for a Unicorn Horn. Just north of that is a Frost Ring in another treasure sphere. Return to the platform you swung from a moment ago.
There is a gate nearby, but you obviously dont have the right artefact to activate it. Follow Snow up the branch heading southeast. Keep going in that direction until you reach a fork. Head to the right and work your way to the end of the map. You'll see a group of miniflan surrounding an artefact. Engage them in battle, where you'll fight a total of five Miniflan.
After you collect the artefact, toss Mog to collect an ember ring from the treasure sphere floating over head.
You should venture into the eastern section of the map that we've yet to explore. If you head down the small section branching to the south, you can find a treasure sphere with 960 Gil. In the distance, to the left of the Gil sphere is a fragment. Toss Mog to collect the Extraordinary Egg fragment.
Head back north and continue exploring. There's a sphere containing nine Vitality Droplets. Continue onward. Swing on the vine, then run towards the dead end. When you get there, you'll find another group of Flan protecting an artefact. engage them in battle and collect the artefact.
Snow reminisces about Fang, Vanille, and their sacrifice. This leads to a LTE:
I chose Y (Triangle on the PlayStation) and received a LTR cube containing a Blue Flower adornment nearby. Head north but ignore the vine and jump down the series of branches to continue exploring the rest of the map. There aren't any treasures to find, but it's best to uncover the map while you're in the area. At this point, the only portion that is left to explore is the area blocked off by the Royal Ripeness.
With that out of the way, you can head to the gate. It's marked on your map, west from the artefact's location. Noel and Serah head back into the Historia Crux while Snow stays behind to monitor the flan and the crystal pillar. Activating this gate unlocks the Coliseum, Year Unknown.
Coliseum, Year Unknown
When you arrive to the Coliseum you'll be confronted by the Arbiter of Time. Noel persuades him to hand over a fragment, the White Hole Gem. Before you leave, explore the perimeter of the coliseum. There are treasure spheres floating in the distance. Toss Mog to acquire six Power Chips, 10 Potent Chips, seven Power Slivers, nine Power Droplets, and eight Power Bolts. Head for the exit, and use Mog's abilities one more time to reveal a treasure sphere containing the Map of the Coliseum. Head through the gate and return to Sunleth Waterscape.
Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF
Now that you're back in Sunleth, take the second artefact you found to the gate located at the northern tip of the map. This will unlock our next stop in the Historia Crux, the Archylte Steppe, Year Unknown.
Hi... Im stuck at Lvl 15 Augusta Towers AF300. Done everything there, But terminal in middle room says ''Need lvl 13 key, in other time period'' or similar. Also I have no A- Towers AF200, in the Historia Crux. Arrrrgh? Help.Also I cant throw Moogle.Cheers.
regarding the tomato thing, do I have to start over if after getting the black hole gem and the tomato is not mutant?
@shademalkovich There is more than 1 Oerba. there is 200AF, 300AF & 400AF. Not unlocked them all yet but you must be able to reach the water in 300 or 400AF
Also how to you get to the other side? there is usually a Chocobo to help but i can't find one you can ride. where treasures 14,15,16 and 21 are.
you have to use the way stones in the shape of cactaurs.the weather has to be the way it was when you first got there to find the way stone to the other side, n Mog has to find it.
I killed the faeryl in archylte, n I have the black hole gem, but when I went back to sunleth, the frigging tomato was still royal, not mutant! what do i do?
@smurf6 if you have already been to 200AF it will be unlocked in the Historia Crux.. press the start button and click the top one "return to Historia Crux' and look around and you will find it.
Cant get to academia? Beat the giant tomato thingy and have all the fragments. Still it hasn't been unlocked. What do I do?
@LiFERACE Go to The Void Beyond and travel through the space distortion. it's orange i thing on the top of the stairs ti the East.
The weapon Sacred Cross is not "just north of the gate" its miles north of the gate, its at the opposite end of the western section of the map (where as the gate is in the furthest south-westerly position on the map).Make sure you realise this before proceeding. If you assume like i did it will be near the gate its not. youll have to go to the north of the western section first by the 3 toppled pillars marked on the map and then to the very south west to the gate.
You already have Beta and Gamma NOT Alpha and Gamma as stated at the top of the page. So you need alpha, delta and epsilon if you are using this guide ;)
tell me how can you have 4 paradigms for monsters when you only get a paradigm pack of 3? You have Ravager, Commando, Sentinel and Medic roles for the monsters in the table above but this is surely not possible.
@Bulletrush12 Some monsters, much like Noel and Serah, they can have more than one paradigm. Behemoths can be Commandos or Ravagers. Cait Siths can be medics or commandos. Sometimes three. It depends on if they are late bloomers, well grown, or early bloomers.
first id like to say thanks for making this guide its helped me a lot. however im now a bit confused. When I went through the gate after collecting the artefact in waterscape I was given the options:
This guide helped a lot for myself and my husband. We enjoy the FF series, and he had gotten stuck in XIII-2 at Augusta 200AF the first time through, not sure where to go to use the Wild Artifact. ^^ This is a great guide.
This is turning out to be a game of little content, certainly not up to the level of FF#13. I can't recall another FF this shallow. On the positive side - IT'S FINAl FANTASY - STILL THE BEST RPG SERIES EVER.
Thanks Doc Brown...I apologize and to tell you the truth i followed your stradegy with maxing out Noel as a commando and serah as Ravager and been breezing threw the bosess like nothing. Great walkthrough
Interesting opinions Fuego...Anyway, since you asked, you get it from the Mystic in Serendipity. You can acquire it after the conclusion of Episode 5. Our fragment skills page listed under primers has the requirements for each skill.
I should have not been cheap this time around and bought the strategy guide...by the time they finish this walkthrough ill already have beaten Final Fantasy XIII-3, and be playing Final Fantasy XIII Verses
You think you can silence me Gamespot! this walkthrough is amateur at best. IGNs is much better! and no i do not work for IGN....TIME AND SPACE!!!!!
if you have troubles with the clock puzzles check out the on-line solver that I've made for them: http://clockpuzzle.pl/
@mkrool Check back this evening (Pacific time) for the completion of Episode 4. Episode 5 will wrap up tomorrow, with the final Episode going up on Friday.
this guide stops exactly where i have lol would love if u could put guide up bout where to go after u see caius in augusta tower and u need key 50
Hey could you add what you are putting your points into in the crystarium, You stoped letting us know what are you leveling into and what you take when the crystarium levels up for your characters after Oerba. Thanks, Otherwise great job on the guide so far, I hope you finish it soon. :)
damn gamespot you bozos are slow as sh*t..only up to episode 3 part one. Like an idiot i followed your walkthrough not knowing it was complete till i got to the end of yaschas massif. but then i finally came to my senses and went to IGN where they not only had a complete walkthrough, but a complete wiki on everything ffxiii-2. Step your sh*t up gameFLOP
OH GOD, NOT ANOTHER WALKTHROUGH!!! Gamespot diddnt even finish the skyrim walkthough, and all they have to do its stupid stuff like achievements, and the parts that are done, are really awfully written. Its very disappointing.
Table of Contents
- Prologue: Valhalla
- Episode 1: New Bodhum, 003 AF
- Episode 2: Bresha Ruins, 005 AF
- Episode 3: Yaschas Massif, 010 AF
- Episode 3: Oerba, 200 AF
- Episode 3: Yaschas Massif, 01X AF
- Episode 3: Locked Location/The Void Beyond
- Episode 3: Sunleth Waterscape, 300 AF
- Episode 3: Archylte Steppe, Unknown AF
- Episode 4: Academia, 400 AF
- Episode 4: Augusta Tower 200 AF
- Episode 4: Augusta Tower 300 AF
- Episode 4: Augusta Tower 200 AF
- Episode 4: Academia 4XX AF
- Episode 4: Graviton Core Hunt
- Episode 5: The Void Beyond ??? AF
- Episode 5: New Bodhum 00X AF
- Episode 5: A Dying World 700 AF
- New!Episode 5: New Bodhum 700 AF
- New!Episode 6: Academia 500 AF
- New!Episode 6: Final Bosses