Ni No Kuni Familiar Guide

Getting familiar with Familiars

Genuses

Each familiar belongs to 1 of 14 genuses that plays a part in how they fight, where they can be found and how best to train / treat them. Every genus has a proclivity for certain abilities and it is those abilities that will increase the quickest as they level up. Each human in your party is particularly compatible with certain genuses. Pair them with their bosom buddy to give the familiar a 10% bonus to their abilities

Oliver: Milites, Vermes, Dracones
Esther: Aquatica, Aves, Flora
Swaine: Automata, Mortui, Bestiae
Marcassin: Minima, Nymphae, Daemonia

MILITES

Primary Abilities: Attack, Evasion, Accuracy
Susceptible to: Unconsciousness, Confusion
Resistant to: Poison, Curse
Favourite Treat: Chocolate (Atk.)
Compatible With: Oliver

BESTIAE

Bestiae can generally be found roaming on grassy plains and other flatlands.
Primary Abilities: Evasion, Accuracy, Attack, Defence
Susceptible to: Sleep
Resistant to: Blindness
Favourite Treat: Ice cream (Eva.)
Compatible With: Swaine

AQUATICA

Unsurprisingly these creatures can be found anywhere damp so keep your eyes peeled around seas, lakes, swamps and other bodies of water.
Primary Abilities: None
Susceptible to: Poison
Resistant to: Petrification
Favourite Treat: Pie (Acc,)
Compatible With: Esther

AVES

Primary Abilities: Evasion, Accuracy, Magic Defence
Susceptible to: Blindness
Resistant to: Sleep
Favourite Treat: Ice cream (Eva.)
Compatible With: Esther

MINIMA

Primary Abilities: Accuracy, Attack, Magic Defence, Evasion
Susceptible to: Sleep
Resistant to: Confusion
Favourite Treat: Pie (Acc.)
Compatible With: Marcassin

AUTOMATA

Primary Abilities: Attack, Defence, Magic Attack
Susceptible to: Stun, Nix, Storm
Resistant to: Sleep, Confusion, Poison
Favourite Treat: Flan (Def.)
Compatible With: Swaine

FLORA

Plant type creatures vulnerable to fire, they can be found in forests and other green, leafy areas.
Primary Abilities: Defence, Magic Attack, Magic Defence
Susceptible to: Curse
Resistant to: Stun
Favourite Treat: Flan (Def.)
Compatible With: Esther

VERMES

Primary Abilities: Magic Attack, Evasion, Magic Defence
Susceptible to: Unconsciousness
Resistant to: Poison
Favourite Treat: Sundae (Mag. Def.)
Compatible With: Oliver

NYMPHAE

Primary Abilities: Magic Defence, Evasion, Accuracy
Susceptible to: Curse
Resistant to: Nix
Favourite Treat: Cake (Mag. Atk.)
Compatible With: Marcassin

DRACONES

Primary Abilities: Attack, Defence
Susceptible to: Poison
Resistant to: Unconsciousness
Favourite Treat: Chocolate (Atk.)
Compatible With:Oliver

ARCANA

Primary Abilities: Magic Defence, Defence, Magic Attack, Evasion, Accuracy
Susceptible to: None
Resistant to: None
Favourite Treat: Cake (Mag. Atk.)
Compatible With: No preference

DAEMONIA

Primary Abilities: Magic Attack, Magic Defence, Attack, Evasion
Susceptible to: Petrification, Confusion
Resistant to: Unconsciousness, Curse
Favourite Treat: Sundae (Mag. Def.)
Compatible With: Marcassin

MORTUI

Primary Abilities: Magic Defence, Evasion, Attack, Defence
Susceptible to: Petrification, Nix
Resistant to: Unconsciousness, Blindness
Favourite Treat: Cake (Mag. Atk.)
Compatible With: Swaine

NOBILIA

Primary Abilities: None
Susceptible to: None
Resistant to: None
Favourite Treat: Pie (Acc.)
Compatible With: No preference

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