Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Unique Monster Locations
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Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas and hard to reach spots.

In order to help you lovely folk out in your epic hunting endeavours, we've put together this series of Unique Monster Location guides for every individual region in the game, as part of our larger Xenoblade Chronicles 3 walkthrough series.

Below you'll find links to XC3's unique monster locations split by region, plus some starter notes.

Before You Get Started - A Few Notes For Beginners

Just before we kick off properly here, remember that a lot of Aionios is locked off by traversal methods, story beats and other obstacles when you start out, so don't stress if you can't access a certain area just yet. You'll eventually be able to make your way around the entire world map!

Furthermore, it's handy to remember that, once you beat a Unique Monster, they'll leave behind a Named Grave that you can fast-travel to in order to try your hand at beating your PB time for smashing them. Our maps below use these Named Grave sites as markers to indicate where you'll find each creature.

Also, please note, we've got one or two more high level monsters to add to this guide, which we'll endeavour to do ASAP. OK? Let's go get 'em!

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: All Unique Monster Locations

Here are the locations of each monster, complete with maps for each one. We've also split them up by name and level in each region guide to make it easier to find the exact monster you're hunting.

Aetia Region Full, Aetia Region Upper & Elgares Depths

Fornis Region

Pentelas Region

Keves Castle Region

Cadensia Region

Origin Interior

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!