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I thought Chocolina sold them but she doesn't. Maybe because I didn't finish the game?

I need the materials for my Chichu but I can't find them!

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Chocolina stops selling the potent monster materials after the first grade. She does, however, start selling Power Orbs, Mana Orbs, Vitality Orbs when you get to Academia -500 AF-, but that's towards the end of the game.

Here's where you can farm the materials:

Potent orbs

  • Buccaboos in the Stonestump Wastelands and Grave Ridge areas of the Archlyte Steppe -??? AF- when it's sunny
  • Ghouls in Academia -400 AF-, but only before you reach New Town2
  • Garganzolae and Apotamkins in A Dying World -700 AF-1
  • Winning the Orphan Derby, Lindzei Cup, or Pulse Cup in the Fal'Cie class Chocobo races at Serendipity -??? AF-

Potent engines

  • Flans in Augusta Tower -300 AF-, but not on Floor 13
  • Munchkins1 in the Bresha Ruins -300 AF-

Vitality orbs

  • Miquiztli in Academia -500 AF-
  • Vodianoi and Samovira in the southern portion of the Grave Ridge region in the Archlyte Steppe -??? AF- when it's cloudy
  • Bunkerbeasts in Yaschas Massif -100 AF-
  • Green Chocobos in the -1XX AF- eras of Yaschas Massif
  • Winning the Atomos Derby1 in the Fal'Cie class Chocobo races at Serendipity -??? AF-

Vitality engines

  • Zwerg Metrodroids1 in Augusta Tower -200 AF-

Power orbs

  • Tonberries that appear in rifts in the Brescha Ruins -300 AF-
  • Buccaboos in the Stonestump Wastelands and Grave Ridge areas of the Archlyte Steppe -??? AF- when it's sunny
  • Pitterpatters in Yaschas Massif -100 AF-
  • Barbed Specters in the Stonestump Wastelands and Grave Ridge areas of the Archlyte Steppe -??? AF- when it's cloudy
  • Winning the Carbuncle Classic1 in the Fal'Cie class Chocobo races at Serendipity -??? AF-

Power engines

  • Yaksha and Yakshini1 in the Vile Peaks -010 AF-
  • Shaguma and Haguma1 in the Vile Peaks -010 AF-

Mana orbs

  • Xolotl in Academia -500 AF-
  • Sahagin Princes in the Assembly Area region of the Sunleth Waterscape -300 AF- after completing the main story events
  • Winning the Anima Stakes1 in the Fal'Cie class Chocobo races at Serendipity -??? AF-

Mana engines

  • Vespid Solders1 in Augusta Tower -200 AF- mostly on the 51st floor

Note 1: My personal farming recommendations: they tend to have far better yields or are more mindlessly farmable than the alternatives.

Note 2: They'll show up again if you close the gate.

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Would you say it's always better to use the Potent materials over the more focused ones? –  Yuck Feb 9 '12 at 1:31
    
@Yuck (revising my comment from before) Potent is good for most situations, but not all: better to use vitality materials for sentinels, which don't benefit from magic or strength but benefit greatly from HP. And I've found using the mana/power materials when a ravager or commando is in a high-growth period more beneficial than potent materials. –  user3389 Mar 23 '12 at 1:47

Just about everything A Dying World -700 AF- Drops potent orbs. The only monsters that do not are the untameable Cie'th monsters.

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