Nopon quest
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'Uniting The Seven Nopon' is a quest that you'll get served up quite late into Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and it charges you with finding and speaking to a handful of Nopon who wield Ultimate Hammers before reuniting them in order to unlock the ability to upgrade your weapons. Sweet!

But where are all of these elusive Nopon? Well, let's find out.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - How To Complete The 'Uniting The Seven Nopon' Quest

Nopon Locations

BurrBurr Fornis Region, Full You'll find BurrBurr next to Sage's Domicile on the rocky outcrop where you first meet SkillSkill and unlock the Nopon Coin Xchange
Tempapa Cadensia Region, Full You'll meet Tempapa during the "Culinary Repertoire" Hero Side Quest. Return to his home after completing this quest to speak to him
PanePane Aetia Region, Full You'll meet PanePane early in the game and can return to him at the Hillside Ferronis Hulk to speak to him during this quest
Gin-Gin Pentelas Region - Maktha Wildwood Lower You'll find Gin-Gin in his treehouse across the far side of the central poisonous swamps in this small area
FixiFixi Cadensia Region - Li Garte Prison Camp Once you've liberated the prison camp, you'll find FixiFixi in a cell to the right of Cell #1 Rest Spot. You'll need to have Valdi in your squad or he'll refuse to speak with you properly
Riku Any Rest Spot Once you've rounded up the full crew above, head to any rest spot to have a discussion with Riku that initiates his part in proceedings

How To Upgrade Weapons

Once you've reunited the Nopon you'll unlock the ability to upgrade your weapons using those fancy Origin Shards you've been gathering up during your adventures. Head to Samon's workshop in the City Interior, as indicated in the quest itself, to kickstart all of this.

Once you've finished the quest you can then return to Samon to hand in shards that allow him to upgrade each party member's default weapon. However, this upgrade is purely cosmetic, so don't expect a massive boost to your fighting abilities here!

This article is part of our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 walkthrough and guide series. We'll help you survive your journeys across Aionios with information you'll need to make the most of the game, such as How to Unlock Traversal Skills (Wall Climbing, Rope Sliding, Scree Walking, Hazard Neutralization), How to Unlock and Upgrade All Heroes and Classes, 16 Tips & Tricks We Wish We Knew Before We Started, How to Get Affinity and XP Rewards from Collectopaedia Cards, How to Gain 100% Completion, and How to Unlock the Nopon Coin Xchange.

We'll also let you know where to find Every Rest Spot Location, All Secret Area Locations, Every Ferronis Hulk Location, and All Unique Monster Locations (including Aetia Region Full, Aetia Region Upper & Elgares Depths, Fornis Region, Pentelas Region, Keves Castle Region, Cadensia Region, and Origin Interior), plus All Meal Recipes, Effects & Where to Find Them.

We can also help out with specific sidequests, such as How to Complete the 'Uniting the Seven Nopon' Quest, and How to Complete the Nopon Register Quest, tell you how to make the most of Chain Attacks and the Soul Hack ability, and offer advice on if you should play the previous Xenoblade Chronicles games before starting XC3, How Long to Beat the Game, and How to Take a Screenshot Without the HUD

And finally, you can check out our review and Where to Buy Xenoblade Chronicles on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game!