Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Trophies
Beast Tamer
Befriended a most unfriendly monster.

Befriend Don Tonberry, a rare monster that can be found in Bresha Ruins AF100 a little to the west of the area where Atlas stood in Bresha Ruins AF005. Like other rare monsters, he will appear as a "void" before he is engaged.

Turning on the "Battle Mania" Fragment Skill will increase the odds of rare spawns and hasten his appearance. Battle Mania can be unlocked via the Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after earning the "Paradox Professor" Fragment from City of Academia AF400, which requires 100% Map Completion for all areas in the game.

Additionally, turning on the "Monster Collector" Fragment Skill will increase the odds of befriending monsters. Monster Collector can be unlocked via the Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after all Fragments from Vile Peaks AF010 & AF200 have been earned.

You can feel free to battle Don Tonberry on Easy Difficulty; it will increase the odds of your victory and will not adversely affect the odds of befriending him. If you do not befriend him the first time, wait until he spawns again and continue to battle him over and over until he is recruited; it took me 3 tries without Monster Collector.

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User Comments
 Comment #1 by Jared van Kell
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 05:55:13 PM

Defeat Don Tonberry.

JvK B)

 Comment #2 by Badjam12
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 12:24:01 PM

i wonder if omega counts

 Comment #3 by Rastilyn
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 07:58:59 AM

I have defeated Don Tonberry 8 different times now and still don't have this Trophie

 Comment #4 by johnswiliams
Sunday, February 26, 2012 @ 09:07:04 PM

Bresha Ruins AF 005
this is rong the right location is :
Bresha Ruins AF 100


 Comment #5 by Twuffin
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 06:50:08 PM

@ Rastilyn you have to tame don tonberry not just defeat him. monster collector fragment skill should help

 Comment #6 by Xebenatros
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 05:06:34 AM

Encounter a Don Tonberry in the Bresha Ruins 100AF which is found late in the game, when you encounter him, highly recommend you have a strong and durable Sentinel, the Don Tonberry turns his knife purple which causes him to deal huge damage, wait for that to go away then continue fighting him and repeat that, to get this trophy, you don't defeat the Don Tonberry, you tame him, I tamed him after encountering him, my first time.

 Comment #7 by erdvilla
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 09:23:41 AM

I fought it during the story and wasn't expecting to catch it and I didn't, and never saw it again. Completed story, activated Battlemania and it spawmed pretty fast. Beat it and got the crystal so I guess I was lucky to get it in my 2nd encounter. I also have Monster collector ON of course.
I used a simple SYN x 3 at the start with Yakshini and got ultra buffed in a single round, then switched to RAV RAV SEN with the Maxed Silver Choccobo as SEN and the fight was pretty easy, easier than the normal Tonberry which is harder to stagger. When he inflicted poison I switched to COM MED SEN for fast removal and after staggering it just kept going and switched to COM COM SEN. 35 seconds later the crystal was mine.

 Comment #8 by Hagun0086
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 12:19:43 PM

Keep in mind that when you defeat an enemy with you monster's feral link, it increases the chances of taming your opponent.

 Comment #9 by wayustale
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 03:49:50 PM

So glad there wasn't a trophy for all monster crystals. X)

 Comment #10 by PratikH
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:22:37 AM

Haven't tamed him yet, but have beaten him multiple times. Just use a COM/RAV/SEN and hammer away. Maybe switch to MED/MED/SEN when the Sentinel's health eventually starts to go down.

I used a level 45 Pulse Gladiator as a Sentinel. Are machine monsters immune to poison? Because he got stabbed multiple times and never got poisoned at all.

 Comment #11 by TruEDGE67
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 09:59:33 PM

Took me quite a while to get it myself. Something like 15 tries. lol

 Comment #12 by johnfrombluff
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 04:31:04 AM

Took me about 15 tries as well. If you've got fully levelled Serah and Noel (with Noel's strength over 1,000) there's no real point using sentinels or medicals. Just RAV/RAV/RAV and COM/COM/COM did the trick for me.

 Comment #13 by Snowstorm 98
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 02:54:34 PM

This took me FOREVER to get. Monster collector definitely helps

 Comment #14 by pogingmasunurin
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 02:46:07 PM

7 tries here

 Comment #15 by DJLiddle
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 05:26:00 PM

Popped first time for me, just had the monster collector on and finished it with my monster

 Comment #16 by FallenAngel166
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 12:45:41 AM

seven tries for me. :( but i finally got it.

 Comment #17 by jordan2049
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 12:03:56 PM

27 times and still counting no luck

 Comment #18 by Bliss2You
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 02:15:05 PM

Got this trophy after my second kill. Just pounded away with Com/Rav/Rav building a chain then at about 50% switched to Com/Com/Com. Threw in a medic shift where appropriate.
I was lucky. :)

 Comment #19 by Leeoh
Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 03:31:02 AM

Tame it on my first try with Army of One Lol!! I Was wondering how many time i was spend with this trophy but it didn't take 2 minutes. Love you Light :-)

 Comment #20 by frank the king
Monday, December 08, 2014 @ 01:15:36 AM

I had flanbanero as a ravenger and behemoth as a commando and had my paradigms set to COM/RAV/RAV RAV/RAV/RAV and COM/COM/COM
what i did was use the first one for one attack phase to give stability to the chain gauge then switched to the second until it was staggered. once it was staggered i immediately used flanbanero's "hundred hand" feral link ability and followed it up with serah's ultimate ability. once the stagger was around 700% (which was pretty much just after those 2 things) i switched to the third paradigm and immediately used behemoth's feral link ability and healed/buffed my people (giving bravery to them too) and attacked him relentlessly until he was almost dead and then used Noel's ultimate ability. this strategy killed him in one stagger and around 30ish seco

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Game Info
Square Enix
Square Enix


US January 31, 2012
Europe February 02, 2012
Japan December 15, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
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