Another cross-promotional IP event is making its return to the lands of Eorzea. On August 19, 2020, the Yo-kai Watch: Gather One, Gather All event will run again, and bring new content with it. Since four new classes have been released in Final Fantasy XIV, four new Yo-kai creatures and, subsequently, four new weapons have been added to the pool. Of course, if you haven’t been around for this event before, everything that was obtainable in previous iterations is available this time too. This one’s a bit complicated compared to some of the other collab events, but that’s what we’re here for.
Final Fantasy XIV Yo-kai Watch Event Guide
Yo-kai Watch is, to paint with a broad brush here, a Pokemon competitor developed by Level-5, which you may know from the Ni no Kuni or Professor Layton series. In the original games, the main character uses the titular Yo-kai Watch to search for, capture, and battle with various ghost creatures called Yo-kai. In this event, Final Fantasy XIV players will get a Yo-kai Watch of their own, and use it to collect medals. Those medals can then be turned into minion rewards, which lead to better medals, and special weapons for each job class.
To start things off, you’ll need to find the “Poor-heeled Youth” NPC in the Steps of Nald area in Ul’dah. His exact coordinates are X:9.2, Y:9.1. In order to take on the quest you need to be at a minimum level of 15, and have completed the main scenario Envoy quest. These requirements should be no problem even if you’re new, especially with the recent changes to the early game after the 5.3 update. Completing this quest will grant you the Yo-kai Watch and Yo-kai Medallium.
At this point you’ll have to gather Yo-kai Medals. To do that, you’ll need to equip the Yo-Kai Watch and complete silver or gold FATE quests out in the world. In A Realm Reborn, the FATEs have to be located in either La Noscea, the Black Shroud, or Thanalan. However, FATEs will count for all regions relative to Heavensward and Stormblood content. You can take your Yo-kai Medals to the Wandering Executive NPC, who hangs out at the Gold Saucer. He’ll help you befriend various Yo-kai creatures from the series, which can be summoned as Minions once you’ve collected at least 13 of the 17 total. You’ll also be able to get the Whisper-go mount, which looks absolutely ridiculous (I want one).
It’s not over yet! Once you can summon the Yo-kai as Minions, you can earn Legendary Yo-kai Medals. You’ll get Legendary Yo-kai medals the same way, but you have to have a Yo-kai minion set. Each Yo-kai matches up with a weapon, for example gathering Jibanyan Legendary Yo-kai Medals will net you the Paw of the Crimson Cat axe. There is one weapon tied to each Yo-kai, which of course matches the number of available job classes. If you’re dedicated enough you can get all 17!
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Gather One, Gather All starts on August 19, and will run until the 5.4 patch is rolled out. Considering 5.3 only just launched, there is no announced release date for the next one. So are you planning to take part in the Final Fantasy XIV Yo-kai Watch event? Are you a Level-5 fan in general, or is this one striking you as weird? Let us know what you think over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!