This article will help completionists achieve the platinum trophy by providing you with a Final Fantasy 16 trophy guide. We will try to accomplish this by giving a step-by-step guide on how to get all bronze, silver, and gold trophies in the game. However, remember that you can only get some awards by increasing the game’s difficulty. Moreover, since it is a semi-open world game with some free range, there is a trophy that can be missed.
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Four types of trophies are bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.
There are two types of trophies, one being story-related and Non-story related.
Story-related trophies can not be skipped and automatically happen.
Non-story-related trophies can not be done automatically.
Story-related trophies are eleven bronze and one gold.
There are many Main Quest and Side Quest.
It would be best if you were at a specific Main Quest for some non-story-related trophies.
Some trophies require playing the game multiple times in varying difficulty levels.
Before getting to the tutorial’s nitty-gritty, we must preface what kind of trophies we should get. We will also discuss the types of awards that need other trophies completed first. Nonetheless, we should discuss the types of medals in the game.
You can get platinum after completing all the Final Fantasy 16’s trophies that are available. So there is only one platinum trophy, three gold trophies, six silver trophies, and forty bronze trophies.
Since all the awards can be done at any time of the gameplay and are not missable (except one), you can look at this guide at any given time. However, make sure that you do not sell Gotterdamerung materials. Moreover, the Final Fantasy 16 trophy guide will also provide information regarding how many times you must play the game(est) to complete the trophy.
We will categorize the trophies by type and describe how to get them. (Do keep in mind most of the attack achievements should not be done in the Hall of Virtue)
Story Related Trophies
Since these trophies are story related, they will be automatically finished as you progress in the story, so you don’t need to worry about them; however, if you need to know where you are regarding trophies in the story. Here is the list final Fantasy 16 trophy guide for story-related trophies.
It is completed when the main quest seven has been started
With Great Power
It is completed when the main quest twelve has been ended
It is completed when the main quest twenty-two has been ended
It is completed when the main quest twenty-six has been ended
It is completed when the main quest thirty-six has been ended
It is completed when the main quest thirty-eight has been ended
From Stone to Sand
It is completed when the main quest forty-three has been ended
It is completed when the main quest fifty-one has been ended
It is completed when the main quest sixty-one has been ended
A Vessel Complete
It is completed when the main quest sixty-four has been ended
Ashes to Ashes
It is completed when the main quest sixty-six has been ended
It is completed when the main quest sixty-four has been ended
For this trophy, you must upgrade every feat and ability to its maximum. However, they can not be done by doing quests alone. You will have to farm.
For this trophy, you must complete the game in “Final Fantasy” mode. This mode is not unlocked at the beginning. It can be opened by beating the game on every difficulty.
It’s Over 50,000
First, deplete the yellow bar of the enemy, which will leave them staggered. You have to deal 50,000 damage to complete this trophy when they are staggered.
And They Opened Up My Mind.
You have to get six signboards collected from sidequests
By getting the hunt board, you have to hunt all the marks, of which there are 32 Notorias marks.
For the Hoard
At Clive’s Room at the Wall of Memories, there will be listed certain curiosities. You have to get all those curiosities (22).
Half Past Twilight
This is the only skippable trophy that can be missed; for that not to happen, you must not sell the materials of the legendary sword Gotterdammerung and craft it.
For this achievement, you need all the Patron items you can get from the Patron whisperers at the hideaway. However, they are costly.
To do a “punish”, you must hit a low hp enemy when he is downed; even more, do this ten times to get the achievement.
You’re Not the Boss of Me
This achievement works on certain bosses. Thus, it cannot be obvious; nonetheless, to clear this quickly, you must kill a boss without taking any damage. It would be recommended to find to use the “Ring of Timely Evasion.”
Made to Be Broken
To complete this achievement, you will use the “semi-prime” mechanic, activated when the limit gauge is full. You have to use this mechanic 20 times to defeat an enemy.
You can use the red eikon phase shift and either shift strike or shift shot. Do this 15 times against an enemy.
Obtain the “Heatwave” ability in Main Quest 7. Activate Heatwave just before a ranged projectile hits you. Once this is done, you can counter their attack. Do this two times.
Unlock “Deadly Embrace” in Main Quest 13. Use Garudo Eikon, then defeat five enemies in the air using any attack after Deadly Embrace. Once again, do this five times to defeat the enemy.
Never Coming Down
Unlock “Gouge,” “Wicked Wheel,” and “Rook’s Gambit” in Main Quest 13. Use Wicked Wheel, switch to Garuda, and land all three moves in midair on an enemy like “Bighorn” in Rosaria; thus, use Three Reeds to unlock the trophy.
I Am the Thunder
Unlock “Blind Justice” in Main Quest 27 by equipping Ramuh Eikon. Enter slow-motion aim mode with a circle button, target enemies with lightning by holding the cursor over them, and release bolts with a circle. Repeat until the trophy unlocks. Do this 50 times.
Rod to Redemption
Unlock “Lightning Rod” in Main Quest 27, and equip it with 120 Ability Points. Cast it in battle, and have the same enemy walk into it three times, making it dissipate.
Unlock “Titanic Block” in Main Quest 39 by equipping Titan Eikon. Hold the circle button just before an enemy hits you to land a Precision Block. Repeat ten times across multiple encounters, excluding Halls of Virtue.
Beat Rocking Blocks
Unlock “Titanic Block” in Main Quest 39, a basic circle ability in the Titan skill tree. Perform a perfect block when an enemy is about to hit you, then do three strikes, repeating this combo twice in a single combat encounter.
Unlock “Megaflare” in Main Quest 52, and equip Bahamut Eikon. Charge with a circle, reach Lvl. 2 and unleash Megaflare on enemies. Hits count cumulatively, 100 required across multiple uses/fights.
Such Dodge, So Mega
Unlock “Megaflare” in Main Quest 52, and equip Bahamut Eikon. Upgrade the “Wings of Light” ability to Level 4. In Rosaria > Three Reeds, enter Megaflare Charge mode before Bighorn’s attack, and precision-dodge three attacks in a row before reaching Level 4. The trophy unlocks if done correctly.
Unlock “Cold Snap” in Main Quest 62 by equipping Shiva Eikon. Press circle while Shiva Eikon is selected to freeze enemies with a special dodge (“Permafrost”). Repeat ten times; it can be farmed against the same enemy, like Bighorn in Rosaria > Three Reeds.
Unlock “Frostbite / Permafrost / Diamond Dust” in Main Quest 62, and equip Shiva Eikon. Find a group of weak enemies like four wolves in Sanbreque > Royal Meadows. Use Cold Snap to freeze three enemies, then defeat them with Diamond Dust while frozen. Fast travel to respawn enemies if needed.
Every Damn Sinew
Unlock “Zanetsuken” in Main Quest 65, and equip Odin Eikon. Press the circle button to replace Clive’s weapon, attack with the square button to charge the gauge to Level 2, and hold the square button to unleash Zanetsuken. Repeat five times.
Fistful of Steel
Equip Odin Eikon, activate “Arms of Darkness” with the circle button, and use the square button to dodge and square again for a “Steel Counter”. Repeat three times in a single combat encounter.
To fully upgrade the “Phoenix” Eikon Skill Tree, spend 13,425 Ability Points. Reset abilities by pressing Touchpad in the Abilities Menu. Upgrade Eikon-specific abilities: Phoenix Shift, Scarlet Cyclone, Rising Flames, Heatwave, Flames of Rebirth.
With Two Ds
You get potion potency rewards from sidequests. You have to upgrade consumables and then potency to their maximum.
You have to defeat ten notorious marks, monsters in the open world.
Complete a single Chronolith trial, of which there are 7 in total, one for each ability.
Dressed to the Fives
For this trophy, you have to upgrade five gears which you can do at the Blacksmith.
The Pen Is Mightier
You get letters by completing the main quest and side quest. For this achievement, you need ten letters.
The More You Know
As you progress through the game, you can speak to Harpocrates, whose knowledge will also increase. For this you have to reach knowledge level 5 for Harpocrates.
You Can Pet the Dog
You have to pet the dog five times which can be done after Main Quest 9.
A Fine Hound
Tell the dog Torgal to do the attack “Sic” five times.
When You Ride Alone
Finish the Side Quest, The White-Winged Wonder, where you will get a Chocobo, and then you have to mount it.
Here Be Rosfields
You have to roam all areas on the map. Some are hidden some are not.
After Main Quest 28, you unlock a pub called Tub & Crown. There, you have to spend 36,000 Gil.
Please consider that almost all of these trophies can not be missed except one, and to get the platinum trophy; you must complete the rest of the missions. Knowing that a farm and great gear are crucial to getting the platinum trophy is also essential.