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: Oerba 200 AF
Oerba 200 AF, Enemies: Ghast, Chon Chon, Clione, Zwerg Scandroid, Seeker
Upon arrival, itseems that the map is slightly obscured. Head north and examine the timespace distortion. You'll need to solve a few puzzles to unlock the rest of the map.
The puzzles are a little different this time around. You'll need to complete constellations by
connecting crystals. Each crystal switches between two colors. You can only connect two
crystals of the same color. There are no duplicates colors.
Tiles no longer disappear after you walk on them. Your biggest enemy is time, but even so, it's not like you need to rush. Keep an eye out for matching colors and if you can't see a crystal with the same color as the one you're standing on, wait for the crystals to shift colors after a few seconds.
After the anomolies are resolved the map will open a bit and you'll get the Time's Stardust Fragment. Head north to get 2 Gysahl Greens from a treasure sphere.
You can jump down to the right, but before you do, take a left down the alley to open a treasure sphere containing a power wristband. If you hop off the north wall of this section, you'll land safely below. Look who it is; Chocolina! Explore towards the southeast and you'll find a treasure cube at the top of the staircase within within a building, at the top if the starcase. Open it for the Visions Gate Seal. Beneath the staircase is a treasure sphere containing a map of Oerba.
Head north east until you reach another space time barrier. Use the moogle hunt to reveal the timespace distortion.
Solve another set of puzzles in the same manner as the last.
More of the map is revealed. Take a quick left, down the alley near Chocolina. It forms the shape of a rotated "L" on your map. At the end is a treasure sphere containing a Magicians Mark accessory. It boosts your magic ability by 10%.
Exit the alley and explore to the northwest. You'll find a treasure sphere near the base of a tree containing 550 gil.
In the far northwest, theres a staircase leading into the abyss. Moogle hunt there to reveal another time space distortion. As before, connect the dots to escape the void and open up the rest of the map. You'll also be rewarded with the Time's Coral fragment.
Head down to the east, open the treasure sphere on your right for three Cie'th Tears. Make note of the gate ahead. Take a left down the stairs leading to the shore.
Northwest from the gate is a treasure sphere containing a Librascope. South of that is a a treasure sphere at the base of a tree containing a Hypnocrown. Run to the far end of the beach and take the stairs in the bottom of the building on the right. There is a treasure sphere with 550 gil along the way.
Before you examine the object with the orange [!], let's upgrade our crew in the Crystarium.
Noel's build is fairly standard as a physical powerhouse goes. I upgraded Noel to a level 52 Commando and level 24 as a Sentinel.
Serah on the other hand, can benefit in this battle from the Poison skill, obtained when you reach Saboteur level 9. Her medic role is important in emergency cases, but don't sacrifice Saboteur levels for Medic levels at the moment. Poison will make your life a lot easier and the standard cure will suffice for now. In my case, I made her a level 50 Ravager. I also taught her the Saboteur role and brought it up to level 9. Show her Medic role some love while you're at it. For me, she grew to level 17.
Also, raise Cait Sith to level 21 in order to increase its viability as a healer.
I have an Albino Lobo in my party; A rare animal from the Brescha ruins. I've put him in as my Ravager and leveled him up to level 5 so he can access a few new moves.
I leveled up my Hoplite (Commando) to level 20, which is his max.
Next, setup your paradigms.
Examine the device known as an Oracle Drive and prepare yourself for a battle with Caius.
Remain in the default role (#1) until Caius has a magic debuff and Poison. Switch to #2 to begin building the stagger gauge, and heal your party on the quick. When your health is full, switch to #6.
Caius' blast wave will inflict a lot of damage, especially when he buffs himself with body and soul. Switch to #4 or #5 to heal your party, using a phoenix down if necessary.
He'll debuff one member with Eye of Bahamut at some point, but you should be close enough to killing him at the point to push through. If not, switch out to a #4 for some relief from Esuna and Cure.
While staggered, blast him with paradigm #6.
Hop down into the school from the roof to get the treasure sphere below, containing 10 power bolts (monster materials.
Ride the chocobo back on the beach and use it to hop on the roof of a building, represented by a dark blue rectangle in the middle of the map. Moogle hunt to reveal a fragment: Graviton Core Gamma. Be glad you found it now, because it's part of a five part fetch quest down the road.
For now, head to the white gate. Use the artefact you scored after the battle, and open up Yaschas Massif 01X AF.
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