Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII side quest guide

As a Final Fantasy without traditional leveling progression, every little stat upgrade helps in Lightning Returns. You can get a lot of those by taking on many of the game’s side missions. Some are simple fetch quests while others are more complicated endeavours, often requiring you complete other side missions beforehand.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
1) Keep track of key items you find in the battlefield and around town. Many key items can be found even before you accept the quests related to those items. If you’re having a hard time finding an item, you might very well have it already.
2) The cities in Lightning Returns might be packed, but the quest givers are easy to spot. Simply look out of citizens with stars below their names. The stars denote the difficulty of the quest.
3) Don’t forget that you can accept multiple quests in multiple regions at any time.
4) Sprint! While Lightning moves at a healthy jogging pace, she can also sprint short distances if you hold down the right trigger button. The time you save will add up.
5) Speaking of saving time, you can literally stop time by using the Chronostasis power. It’s especially helpful if your quest deadline is fast approaching. If you have leftover EP by 5AM, you’d might as well exhaust it with Chronostasis so you can squeeze in a quest here and there.

Table of Contents:

Luxerion Quests

Yusnaan Quests

Wildlands Quests

Dead Dunes Quests


  • Gorripper - October 8, 2014 5:31 p.m.

    I did it! The stuck in gem quest by shoo the cat by pressing R1 (xbox) take out the weapon and keep pressing until the cat out of the sight. Easy!
  • Arashi-Kingu - April 4, 2014 11:32 a.m.

    if you do decide to try to complete this quest, be careful. I had the unfortunate luck of only fighting anubys for all 30 tokens for i had eradicated both the niblets and gremlins. so be careful about making some enemies extinct. it will come to haunt you later in the game.
  • zatarax - February 27, 2014 11:42 p.m.

    after getting my starlit spice stolen a few times if found that if one of the enemy bots is in the area(turning the map screen red where ronan is) the cats were gone. I climbed the ladder just before leaving the warren, was on top of the ledge, the bot below me, jumped down and just walked up to ronan. Hope it works for someone else.
  • 2014 - February 24, 2014 5:39 a.m.

    Thanks for guide.I'm waiting for rest.
  • antoine-hayes - February 12, 2014 2:04 p.m.

    its transparent and i cant touch it!
  • sokras-shibuya - February 25, 2014 9:51 p.m.

    If you're still stuck on this, I figured it out. You have to go there at night. If you've already completed Noel's story, then this is the only other way. I'm trying my best not to rely on guides, but I know FF for being a hellishly hard game. I like it, but sometimes, we all need a little help. Personally, I want an easier way to get in and out of the Warren...and a faster way around towns.

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