Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Unique Monsters: Where To Find Them And Soul Hack Abilities

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We have you covered with a guide listing every Unique Monster in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. These colossal creatures have been a series staple since the original Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii, and it comes as no surprise that the optional bosses once again make a return.

What Are Unique Monsters?

Scattered through each of Aionios’ regions, even the game is sure to warn you that Unique Monsters are “incredibly strong foes that are very challenging, even when you’re at their level. Going in without a sound strategy will not get you very far.” For that reason, you will either see them as a challenge to tackle along your adventure to help level your party up or as a rewarding post-game challenge when your party will be at its strongest.

I certainly hunted them down after I had seen the game’s conclusion, and that has helped in how I have approached writing their locations. It is much easier when you have Landmarks, Rest Spots and even Named Graves – left behind by Unique Monsters that you may have already defeated – to use as references to point you in the right direction.

What Is The Soulhacker Class?

The biggest difference in relation to Unique Monsters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the Soulhacker class, which is unlocked after recruiting an optional Hero character in the Cadensia region in Chapter 5. It’s more time-efficient to start hunting down Unique Monsters after a party member has access to this class, otherwise, you will have to defeat the Unique Monsters that you have already toppled again to receive their Soul Hack abilities.

The Soulhacker class is unlike others in the game in that you are unable to set Master Arts or Skills, instead relying on a special ability that allows them to Soul Hack a Unique Monster that has been defeated to acquire Arts and skills. In many ways, it’s similar to how you obtain Blue Magic in the Final Fantasy series. The class is also unusual in that you can select its primary role – whether that be Attacker, Defender or Healer – to suit the make-up of your party.

It’s worth mentioning that none of the Unique Monsters are missable, and, after witnessing the game’s climactic finale and seeing the credits roll, you can reload your save which will take you back to the point of no return before the final confrontation. Again, that makes it a perfect way to spend your time post-game.

If you’re looking for more help with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, we also have guides about the amiibo rewards that you can receive, how to approach Gem Crafting, the game’s many cooking recipes, and what carries over to New Game Plus.

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Every Unique Monster Location in the Aetia Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Sycophantic LilithLevel 5Sat on a rock south west from the Colony 9 Front Gate landmark.Hard Dig (Art)
Lapdog VeeceLevel 9From the Loch Ciel landmark, head east and then around to the south to find it near a tree stump in the clearing.Beast Howl (Art)
Indiscreet GombabaLevel 12From the Hillside Ferronis Hulk rest spot, head south west.Sumo Press (Art)
Perturbed BilkinLevel 13Head west from the Luca’s Eyot landmark.Butterfly Dust (Art)
Migratory CirceLevel 14Follow the river south from the Hillside Ferronis Hulk rest spot.Just a Moment (Skill)
Househunter CarlyLevel 21From the Forward Post Camp rest spot, drop down into the water to the east and then head north into the cave.Bubble Cloud (Art)
Gushing Masquin
Level 24At the base of the waterfall east from the Colony 9 Barracks rest spot.Dodge Acceleration (Skill)
Repulsive DeepusLevel 24From the Colony 9 Front Gate landmark, briefly head south, east and then north to reach a small lake overlooking the colony. Emergency Turbo (Skill)
Sensitive CatullusLevel 26Head west from the Sepulchral Cliffpath landmark.Systematic Defense (Skill)
Altruistic MaribelLevel 29From the Kamos Guidepost landmark, use the Climbable Wall and head north east past the water.Air Body (Skill)
Petrivore JudomarLevel 31Head east from the Watchpoint Bridge landmark, and it will leap up to appear on the lower path near a Container.Accelerating Attacks (Skill)
Phantom StreyaLevel 51From the Kamos Guidepost landmark, use the Climbable Wall and it is at the far end of the large lake to the north.Mimic Technique (Skill)
Well-Plated ZelinkaLevel 53Head east from the Shark’s Jaws Cape landmark.Ultranull Shield (Skill)
Witchwind KujatLevel 59Head east from the Battlescar Ferronis Hulk and you will see it flying overhead.Trick Dart (Art)
Wicked Wolf AranquiLevel 70Accessible after entering the game’s final dungeon, from the Kamos Guidepost landmark use the Climbable Wall and head north following the path that leads over the larger bodies of water.Thunderclap (Art)
Fang-King ClaveinLevel 80In Elgares Depths, head north from the Depths Camp rest spot.Counter Puncher (Skill)
Jingoistic GigantusLevel 80During the daytime, wandering along the river near the Luca’s Eyot landmark.Blasting Stomp (Art)
Perilwing RyuhoLevel 100From the Aetia Region, Upper Region, follow the paths south to return to the Aetia Region, Full. It can be found flying above Coolley Lake, south of the Coolley Lake landmark.Eagle Rush (Skill)
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Every Unique Monster Location in the Fornis Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Sharpwitted TracyLevel 15Head east from the Singbreeze Funnel landmark.Surprise Attack (Skill)
Hazardous JarrahedLevel 16Head northeast from the Colony 4 Canteen rest spot.Snake Eyes (Art)
Rambler CuralieLevel 17Head west from the Bennel Cave landmark.Poison Spray (Art)
Unruffled NarrahLevel 19Head west from the Shikashaka Mesa landmark.Defense Time (Skill)
Perspicacious OldarLevel 20Head west from the Llyn Nyddwr Camp rest spot.Horn Dance (Art)
Dapper SeppiarLevel 22Next to The Lace Subterranean landmark.Natural Guard (Skill)
Scornful DariaLevel 22On a ledge with a Container to the south of the Great Idalla Ravine landmark.Tail Slap (Art)
Hedonist TirkinLevel 23Head east from the Tirkin Headquarters landmark.Tactical Eye (Skill)
Tenderling RumiLevel 23Head eastward from the Conqueror’s Peak landmark.Amazing Growth (Skill)
Wraithfin SegnaLevel 24Swimming in the lake south-east from the Saffronia Tree landmark.Water Jet (Art)
Heretical SaurowLevel 25Head briefly north from the Urayan Tunnels, Entrance landmark. It is out of view behind some wreckage.Hypno-Light (Art)
Stoneclipper GorseLevel 25It will appear out of the ground high on a cliff north east from the Quicksand Basin landmark.Drain Guard (Skill)
Crystalline DuGarreLevel 27Head west from the Quicksand Basin landmark.Cursed Cuisine (Art)
Terrorbird ZiegerLevel 37Scale the climbable wall near the Glam Rock landmark.Hawk Shot (Art)
Farseer PirtettLevel 40Head briefly south from the Zem’s Crossway landmark.Sacrificial Heal (Skill)
Night-Stalker VolodyaLevel 43Found inside Torus Hollow, in a cave northeast on the map from the Cadion Cliffside landmark.Accelerator Organ (Skill)
Unobtrusive LiggyLevel 43At the end of area south from the Colony Iota Canteen rest spot.Underworld Rage (Skill)
Profound HodzukiLevel 44Flying around in the skies near the Visura Parkland Camp rest spotHypnotism (Art)
Puzzled RaquinuLevel 45Found along the road northwest from the Dow Dolmen landmark, or south from the Orochi’s Crag landmark.Raid Strike (Art)
Villainous IgnaLevel 46Head south from the Igna Conglomerate landmark.Dragon Gas (Art)
Doomfang CaumLevel 50Scale the climbable wall to the southeast of the Tableland Ferronis Hulk rest spot.Megashout (Skill)
Crafty AnskeyLevel 54East from the Eldritch Obelisk landmark, or follow the path to the climbable wall to the northwest from the Visura Parkland Camp rest spot.Revenge Impetus (Skill)
Joyful NimroogLevel 68Found on the ridge northeast from the Orochi’s Crag landmark.Instant Charge (Skill)
Impish LangobardLevel 74Next to the Purus Palecolumn landmark, southwest of the Visura Parkland Camp rest spot.Non-Stop Barrage (Skill)
Ruthless GrokkenLevel 81Bursts out from under the ground west from the Magglia Lake landmark.Predation (Art)
​​​​Dunesea MarcellusLevel 87Flying above the sandpit to the east of the Zorza’s Stonehammer landmark.Strike Shirker (Skill)
Kilocorn GrandepsLevel 95Head northwest from the Saffronia Tree landmark.Monarch’s Heart (Skill)
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Every Unique Monster Location in the Pentelas Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Raucous RonLevel 27Near the water south from the Ruins of Seebu Camp rest spot.Last Fencer (Art)
Shimmering MarckoLevel 28Use the rope slides north from the Raucous Ron named grave.Radiant Arts (Art)
Gallivanter BuckleyLevel 30Head northeast from the Titan Rock Camp rest spot.Sandsmoke (Skill)

Frolicking Parker
Level 31Found swimming in the water to the west from the Cascade Ferronis Hulk rest spot.Aquatic Missile (Art)
Budding FrancisLevel 32Beneath a climbable wall northwest from the Titan Rock Camp rest spot.Spiritual Absorber (Skill)
Phantasmagorical RistLevel 35Head northwest from the Cascade Ferronis Hulk rest spot.Physical Absorber (Skill)
Soaring VirionLevel 36Leap into the water directly south from the Titan Rock Camp rest spot, and make your way to the rocky outcrop in the south.Dangerous Claws (Skill)
Massive GeorgesLevel 37From the Lambda Shelter rest spot (inside Colony Lambda), head west/southwest to discover the Hidden Freshwater Inlet secret area.Fin of Fear (Art)
Dimwitted TirkinLevel 45Scale a climbable wall east from the Sparkling Pool Camp rest spot.Royal Aide (Skill)
Besieger SherittLevel 48From the Engardo Pass Camp rest spot, head northwest to the furthest exit and the location behind the gate.Piercing Laser (Art)
Bushwhacker FarrittLevel 48Continue on past the location for Besieger Sheritt and beyond the base camp that you come across.Reserve Life (Skill)
Gracious TitaniaLevel 50Use the rope slide north from the Raucous Ron named grave, jump from the second rope slide to your right.Battle Pheromone (Art)
Bloodsucking ElvisLevel 52From the Clifftop Ferronis Hulk rest spot, head south into the abandoned Colony 5 area. It’s in a room adjacent to the Colony 5 Ferronis. (Must complete Side Story: Eunie first to gain access)Double Strike (Art)
Aquatic Beasts: Saberly Dorampé and Stately DorammaLevel 65 and Level 64Next to the Cotte Fountainhead secret area, which is accessed using the rope slide, tree stump and climbable walls north of the Vista of Rhonnar landmark.Double Slap (Art) and Scattered Healing (Skill)
Spartan FennickLevel 78In a poisonous swamp directly south from the Warning Tree landmark.Ministorm (Art)
Agnian Assassins: Godlike Krastor and Impregnable Sandhu
Level 82Use the rope slide south from the Ruins of Seebu Camp rest spot.Large-Scale Shock (Skill) and Fiery Morale (Skill)
Immovable GonzalezLevel 88From the Dimwitted Tirkin named grave, drop down the climbable wall to the north and head west along the branch.Wild Wave (Art)
Gorgeous MandoraLevel 96In Lower Maktha Wildwood. From the Warning Tree landmark, head to the southeast to reach the Caves of Oblivion area in which you will find it in a central room. Life Plant (Art)
Dreadwyrm NizoontLevel 105In Lower Maktha Wildwood. From the Warning Tree landmark, head to the southeast to reach the Caves of Oblivion. It is near the Forgotten Trick Gate landmark.Hot Soul (Skill)
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Every Unique Monster Location in the Keves Castle Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Craven PiggardLevel 38Scale the climbable wall near the Hovering Reef 2 Camp rest spot. Use the rope slide to head northwest, climb the rock in front of you to then a use a rope slide to the southeast to reach the island it is on.Nimbleness Itself (Skill)
Ambusher TirionLevel 39From the Hovering Reef 2 Camp rest spot, use the rope slide to the east and then the rope slide to the north.Damage Share (Skill)
Blazing KarlosLevel 40Scale the climbable wall near the Hovering Reef 2 Camp rest spot. Use the rope slide to head northwest, climb the rock in front of you to then a use a rope slide to the southwest to reach the island it is on. Scale the climbable wall in front of you.Dino Storm (Art)
Mobile VespaLevel 41On Keves Castle, 1st Floor, northwest from the Storage Area #1 landmark.Spit Beam (Art)
The Executioners: Forsaken Arbiter and Vengeful Dominator
Level 42On Keves Castle, 2nd Floor, in the northwest corner.Neck Slice (Art) and Action Reaction (Skill)
The Black Triad: Determined Vatslav, Thunderclap Dalton and Turbelent Martinez
Level 43On Keves Castle, 3rd Floor, in the corridor south from the Equipment Storage rest spot.Supercharged (Skill), Deflector Plate (Skill) and Energy Efficiency (Skill)
Diabolical RindolphLevel 49From the Penshia Portal landmark, use the rope slide to the south and then use the rope slide to reach the small island to the west.Spinning Bolt (Art)
Hornbow DanteLevel 55Appears south of the Ekdaso Verge landmark.Dual-Horn Pressure (Skill)
Infiltator GarnachLevel 64Head northwest from the Ekdaso Verge landmark and it is defending the bridge.Super Explosion (Skill)
Protector ReveltaLevel 64From the Hovering Reef 2 Camp rest spot, use the rope slide to the east and head north. It is protecting the bridge leading into Keves Castle.Heavy Armor (Skill)
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Every Unique Monster Location in the Cadensia Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Spectral RémyLevel 42Floating above the water north from the Sturc Gully Gate landmark.Toxis Gas (Art)
Littlefort MorleyLevel 46From the Sentridge Harbor Control landmark, board the Bravery and leave the harbour. When you reach the main body of water, take an immediate right and it’s on the small land.Cavalry (Art)
Navigator HeliosLevel 48Outside the Erythia Relay Base, east from the Relay Base Bridge landmark.Reckless Attack (Skill)
Taskmaster ImperionLevel 48Inside the Erythia Relay Base, east from the Relay Base Bridge landmark.Excessive Armor (Skill)
Widdershins RaddlerLevel 48From the Anu Shoals Camp rest spot, it is on the second island to the northwest. It will burrow up from underground when you get near.Awakilling (Skill)
Intrusive Neville
Level 49Swimming in Erythia Sea, head south from the Colony Mu Main Gate landmark.Shark Shock (Art)
Barbed MerodLevel 51On a small island north from the Seaspray Lookout landmark.Needle Shell (Skill)
Virtuous GulkinLevel 52Beneath the Eternal Canopy landmark.Pointy Stick (Art)
Galloping GhuldanLevel 56Head northeast from the Rujah Headwaters landmark. (Must complete Side Story: Taion first to gain access).Apothecary’s Wisdom (Skill)
Hardshelled AdmoryLevel 57Head north from the Fourth Pillar Remnant landmark.Shell Guard (Art)
Foolhardy SaideLevel 58From the Sentridge Harbor Control landmark, board the Bravery and leave the harbour to soon turn left and circle back south. It walks along the path that is south from the Cradle Convoy Shelter landmark. Rhino Storm (Art)
Covetous GerondonLevel 60Descend the climbable walls northeast from the Welkin Falls landmark.Aquaball (Art)
Otherworldly RodsinLevel 60Head southeast from the Welkin Falls landmark, and it will appear in front of the waterfall.Jet Stream (Art)
Spiky Aurelia
Level 63Head northwest from the Doublecrag Gate landmark, and use the climbable wall. Run around to the west and then use the climbable walls to descend into the closed area.Queenly Pride (Skill)
Talkative DirakhaLevel 63From the Covetous Gerondon named grave, it’s in the water to the southwest.Deeply Tactical (Skill)
Abysmal RakshmiLevel 64From the Sandbar Ferronis Hulk rest spot, use the quicksand to the southwest to go underground.Queen of Mercy (Skill)
4 Blades in the Dark: Darkening Asha, Fleeting Shikino, Ghosting Lulika and Miraging YuriLevel 65From the Hargan Point Camp rest spot, head north to the Colony 15 area to find them stood over two Soldier’s Husks.Debuff Counter (Skill), Battle Fever (Skill), Terran Warrior (Skill) and One with the Land (Skill)
Whirlpool Triumvirate: Fairscale Marina, Hardscale Gouran and Sharpscale RagoonLevel 66Head south from the Hargan Point Camp rest spot, and you will need to swim inside this closed-off area to find them.Breath of an Era (Skill), Dragon Decree (Art) and Aquatic Warrior (Skill)
Sharkblade NeddLevel 67Use the Bravery to head southeast from the Doublecrag Gate landmark to reach a small island that it is swimming near.Positional Attacker (Skill)
Sundappled FloriaLevel 71Wandering between the islands in the water northeast from the Bannis Path landmark, or southwest from The Swordface landmark.Electric Skin (Art)
Jealous MizraileLevel 72Head east from the Sandbar Ferronis Hulk rest spot, slide down the northern path and it’s below you to the left.Creeping Predator (Skill)
Oceanic LuceraLevel 73Found flying east from the Seaspray Lookout landmark.Bomberhead (Art)
Demonic Krenolur
Level 75Found flying around to the north of the First Pillar Remnant landmark.Hydra Gas (Art)
Naval GyrusLevel 75Board the Bravery and after exiting the Inlet Camp rest spot, head west.Trout Hop (Art)

Heroic Gulkin
Level 76Next to the Place of Heroes Past landmark, northeast from the Sandbar Ferronis Hulk rest spot on the same island. You will gain access to this area after entering the game’s final dungeon, Origin.Royal Charisma (Skill)
Flyswatter KamadoLevel 77Found on the same island as the Eternal Canopy landmark. It’s in the southeastern corner of the island, where you will need to use a climbable wall. It will emerge from beneath the surface near the Master Antol that are scurrying around.Spider Web (Art)
Seatiger TridenceLevel 77At night, from the Funicular Approach landmark board the Bravery and head northeast to a small island. You will see it swimming in the water nearby. Ether Sphere (Art)
Ragemaw TempeldoLevel 78Found southwest from the Fifth Pillar Remnant landmark.Celestial Conqueror (Skill)
Killhappy BrijaidorLevel 79It’s in the water north of the Vinisog Holm Camp rest spot.Strength Support (Skill)
Slack-Jawed ZephalLevel 80This large Godzilla-like creature appears southeast from the Fifth Pillar Remnant landmark or east from the Ragemaw Tempeldo named grave. For me, it didn’t appear until the weather changed to a storm at night.Emperor of Violence (Skill)
Ravenous BabayagaLevel 84Board the Bravery and after exiting the Inlet Camp rest spot, head around to the north before going west. This area to the north unlocks through story progression.Attack Heal (Skill)
Seadragoon MelchiorLevel 85Board the Bravery and head southwest from the Second Pillar Remnant landmark to find a small island with an Ether Channel on it that the enemy is near.Dual Attack (Art)
Obliterator CentaurioLevel 91From the Levnis Workyard Entrance landmark, head to the southeast.Psychowave (Art)
The King-Kings: Conqueror Deepwan and King KrawkinLevel 102From the Demihuman Gutter landmark, which is at the end of an area accessed southeast of the Vinisog Holm Camp rest spot.King’s Bash (Art) and Desperate Charge (Art)
Levialord EmpireoLevel 110In an area that you must swim to access in the southeastern corner of the Erythia sea. It’s southeast of the Whirlpool Triumvirate named grave.Power Pick-Me-Up (Skill)
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Every Unique Monster Location in the Swordmarch Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Fineblade FaltaarLevel 47From the Material Storage Warehouse landmark, head north and it will be flying overheadDino Flash (Art)
Heavenrazor EgreetLevel 90From the Shattered Pathway landmark, descend the ruins to the southwest and head south. It’s perched on a wall, near an Ether Channel in the corner.Gatling Peck (Art)
Seraphic CeratinaLevel 120This will likely be the final Unique Monster that you will find in the game. It requires that you first beat Dreadwyrm Nizoont, Kilocorn Grandeps, Levialord Empireo and Perilwing Ryuho to unlock the Aionios’s Strongest discussion at a rest spot. From the Shattered Pathway landmark, descend the ruins and head southwest.Transient Bond (Art)
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Every Unique Monster Location in the Upper Aetia Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Spiralhorn BaccroLevel 56Head northwest from the Tsang Camp rest spot, or southeast from the Captocorn Pass landmark.Grace of the Land (Skill)
Stonehoof TorphanLevel 57From the Ladras Camp rest spot, immediately in the area below it to the north.Sense of Danger (Skill)
Keen Chicky-ChickyLevel 59Head southwest from the Gava Junction landmark, and then west from the Nocclia Mire landmark. It’s in the area where Colony 0 used to be before it relocated. (Must complete Side Story: Segiri first)Burrowing Rocket (Art)
Timbercorn CthinosLevel 61Near the Ladras Camp rest spot.Healing Rest (Art)
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Every Unique Monster Location in the Origin Region

Unique MonsterLevelLocationSoul Hack Ability
Defiled IshtarLevel 65Head west from the Ferronis Arsenal #3: E. Gate landmark.Vampire Bat (Art)
Armbenders: Cruelfist Rojou, Ghostfist Róisín and Trickfist TuanoLevel 66Patrolling the area that surrounds the Amplifier Control Room rest spot.Recharge Cheer (Skill), Murder Knuckle (Art) and Mano a Mano Evasion (Skill)
Creeping HameelLevel 67In a room southeast on the map from the Amplifier No. 2: Lower Gate landmark.Attack Mastery (Skill)
Clinging AzreelLevel 69Head north from the Defense Tower #1 landmark.Elimination Beam (Art)
Hollow Ones: Artificial Optho, Dishonest Karom, Phony Temnos and Vapid Roger
Level 69 and Level 70Patrolling north of the Hangar, Upper: West Gate landmark.Magic Transmutation (Skill), Evasive Posture (Art), Exoshell (Skill) and Berserker Mindset (Skill)
Pressing RafeelLevel 69North of the Hangar, Lower: Main Gate landmark.Defense Mastery (Skill)
Thaumawolf BajeekLevel 71Head north from the Defense Tower #3 landmark.Wolf Spirit (Skill)
Reaping AnteelLevel 72In a room northeast from the Ferronis Arsenal #3: N. Gate landmark.Healing Mastery (Skill)
Desired OruriaLevel 86Head south from the Hangar, Lower: Main Gate landmark.Wild Tendencies (Skill)

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