How to complete the Yo-kai Watch event in FFXIV

How to complete the Yo-kai Watch event in FFXIV

Final Fantasy 14’s Yo-kai Watch event “Gather One, Gather All!” is back from April 24 until the launch of the Dawntrail expansion (June 28, though the game will go down for maintenance a full day before this).

If you want campy-looking weapon glamour and cute minions, you’ll definitely want to participate. Free trial users can participate in the Yo-kai Watch event. In order to complete the full event, you’ll need access to at least one Stormblood area.

Before you start, know that this is a great event to do while grinding out your A Realm Reborn Zodiac relic weapon or Shadowbringers relic weapon. You have to do a ton of FATEs while you do both of these, so you can knock out two birds with one stone, if you want.

Also heads up that there are no Sage or Reaper weapons for this event. There’s only weapons for the jobs released up until Shadowbringers. 🙁 The only new reward for this event since its last run is the framer’s kit.

Below we detail how to complete the FFXIV Yo-kai Watch event and how to grind FATEs quickly. We also provide a gallery of what all the rewards look like.

How to participate in the Yo-kai Watch event

Here’s how to complete the Yo-kai Watch event and earn the minions and weapon glamour you want:

  1. Make sure to unlock the Gold Saucer if you haven’t already.
  2. Talk to the Poor-heeled Youth NPC in Ul’dah (9.2, 9.1) to unlock the Yo-kai Watch.
  3. Equip your Yo-kai Watch.
  4. Complete FATEs in La Noscea, the Black Shroud, Thanalan, or any of the Heavensward and Stormblood regions while wearing the watch to earn Yo-kai Medals. You need to get at least a gold or silver rating in the FATE.
  5. Turn in the Yo-kai Medals to the wandering executive at the Gold Saucer to earn specific Yo-kai minions. Your first minion will cost one medal, and every minion after will cost three medals.
  6. Equip the minion and head to the specific area to complete FATEs and earn Legendary Yo-kai Medals. Again, you need to earn at least a gold or silver rating in the FATE to get medals.
  7. Turn in these Legendary Yo-kai Medals at the Gold Saucer to get the respective weapon. Your first weapon will cost five Legendary Medals and every weapon after will cost 10 Legendary Medals.

You’ll need 49 Yo-kai Medals and 165 Legendary Medals to get all the rewards. Once you have some medals, you can turn them into Nohi at the Gold Saucer:

A Viera stands in front of an Au’ra merchant in the FFXIV Gold Saucer. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Square Enix

You can earn the regular Yo-kai Medals in any of the aforementioned zones as long as you’re wearing the watch, but Legendary Medals only come from specific areas. Depending on which weapon you want, you’ll need that specific correlating minion and you’ll need to head to the following areas:

FFXIV Yo-kai Watch FATE locations

Minion Weapon Zones
Minion Weapon Zones
Jibanyan Paw of the Crimson Cat (Warrior) Central Shroud, Lower La Noscea, Central Thanalan
Shogunyan Whisker of the Brave Cat and Buckler of the Legendary (Paladin) Lower La Noscea, Central Thanalan, East Shroud
Hovernyan Fang of the Fearless Cat (Dark Knight) Western La Noscea, Eastern Thanalan, South Shroud
Lord Enma Gunblade of the Yo-kai King (Gunbreaker) Any Stormblood zone
Komasan Cane of the Shrine Guardian (White Mage) East Shroud, Western La Noscea, Eastern Thanalan
Komajiro Codex of the Shrine Guardian (Scholar) Central Thanalan, East Shroud, Western La Noscea
Noko Globe of the Lucky Snake (Astrologian) Southern Thanalan, North Shroud, Outer La Noscea
USApyon Ears of the Moon Rabbit (Monk) Outer La Noscea, Middle La Noscea, Western Thanalan
Venoct Spear of the Spark Serpent (Dragoon) Middle La Noscea, Western Thanalan, Central Shroud
Kyubi Twintails of the Flame Fox (Ninja) Western Thanalan, Central Shroud, Lower La Noscea
Zazel Katana of the King’s Counsel (Samurai) Any Heavensward zone
Whisper Bow of the White Wisp (Bard) South Shroud, Upper La Noscea, Southern Thanalan
Robonyan F-type Musket of the Metal Cat (Machinist) Upper La Noscea, Southern Thanalan, North Shroud
Damona Glaives of the Dark Princess (Dancer) Any Stormblood zone
Blizzaria Staff of the Snow Maiden (Black Mage) North Shroud, Outer La Noscea, Middle La Noscea
Manjimutt Book of the Eerie Mutt (Summoner) Eastern Thanalan, South Shroud, Upper La Noscea
Lord Ananta Rapier of the Serpent Lord (Red Mage) Any Heavensward zone

FFXIV Yo-kai Watch event rewards

Earning 13 minions will get you the Whisper-go mount and earning 13 weapons will earn you the Whisper-a-go-go mount, which is a glowing version with Jibanyan attached to it. Getting all 17 weapons will net you the Jibanyan Couch mount. These rewards can be claimed in your achievement menu after you complete the prerequisites.

A FFXIV Viera sits on multiple mounts: two are a white tiny ghost and one is a huge red cat
The Whisper-go, Whisper-a-go-go, and Jibanyan Couch mounts, from left to right
Image: Square Enix via Polygon

You can also see a gallery of the weapons and minions below. All the weapons and the watch can be stored in your armoire.

After you get all 17 minions, you can also buy a framer’s kit for your adventurer plate for 20,000 Manderville Gold Saucer Points:

A colorful Yo-kai Watch Framer’s Kit in FFXIV, showing a Viera putting up a peace sign Image: Square Enix via Polygon

How to farm FATEs quickly

Note that you can keep both a minion out while the watch is equipped to get both Yo-kai Medals and Legendary Medals. There’s really no reason to take off your watch while FATE grinding until you get all the Yo-kai Medals you want.

You should also make sure to check the FATE section of party finder, as there’s quite a few groups always looking for more people to help farm out medals.

The Blue Mage FATE farm technique

The best way to quickly take out a FATE is to use Blue Mage. You can use the skill “Missile” to do 50% of most A Realm Reborn FATE bosses’ HP, making these FATEs go down very quickly.

You can also use the Blue Mage instadeath combo to quickly wipe out non-boss enemies. Use “Hydropull” to pull all the enemies towards you, “The Ram’s Voice” to freeze the enemies around you, and then “Ultravibration” to instantly kill any frozen enemies around you. With a party full of Blue Mages, you can clear a FATE fast.

A Blue Mage casts a spell in FFXIV Image: Square Enix via Polygon

If you don’t have Blue Mage yet or the skills, here’s a quick rundown on how to get the limited job and the skills we listed:

  1. Unlock BLU by talking to the “Zealous Yellowjacket” NPC in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks to start and complete the quest “Out of the Blue.”
  2. Learn “Missile” from Enkidu, who is in the trial “Battle in the Big Keep.”
  3. Learn “The Ram’s Voice” from the Chimera boss in the dungeon “Cutter’s Cry.”
  4. Learn “Hydropull” from the Kelpie boss in the dungeon “The Drowned City of Skalla.”
  5. Learn “Ultravibration” from the Kongamato enemies in The Peaks (around 13, 26).

Remember that you need to let the enemy cast the spell first and then you can kill them to possibly learn the skill. It’s not a guaranteed drop unless you do the content level synced or in a full premade party.

“Hydropull” and “Ultravibration” both require Stormblood main story to be completed up to a certain point, whereas “Cutter’s Cry” unlocks from the side quest “Dishonor Before Death.” “Battle in the Big Keep” unlocks from a Hildebrand quest, “Her Lost Vow.” If you’ve never done any Hildebrand quests, you’ll need to start at “The Rise and Fall of Gentlemen” in Ul’dah.

That all being said, you don’t really need to do any of this. This is just the most efficient FATE farming technique, and if your Blue Mage isn’t leveled or if you don’t want to do all that unlocking, you should just join FATEs as your favorite job and whack stuff until it dies. You will still get medals, the clear just won’t be as fast.