Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a console role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is a direct sequel to the 2010 role playing game, Final Fantasy XIII, taking place three years after its events.

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What are the best end-game monsters of each role?

As the question states, what are the best end-game monsters to use for each role (e.g. COM, RAV, SEN, etc.), and where can they be obtained? This should be excluding any pre-order specials or content ...
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Should I finish FFXIII before beginning FFXIII-2?

I got Final Fantasy XIII when it came out, and played up to the beginning of Chapter 8 before real life pulled me away. Being the impulsive spendaholic that I am, I have now purchased Final Fantasy ...
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Is it possible to screw up the Crystarium?

This is really revamped from the way it worked in the first game, so here's a few related inquiries about how this thing actually works. Is the Crystarium infinite? Once I learn all the abilities, ...
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Does Final Fantasy XIII-2 have a “new game plus” mode?

It's seems pretty clear, between the Live Trigger system (where you can generally only choose one dialogue option), other mutually-exclusive choices, and the talk of monthly DLC that Square-Enix ...
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How can I get outfits?

After playing FFXIII-2 for a few hours, I still haven't gotten any outfits. I noticed that one's for sale in the PlayStation Store, but I haven't gotten any through gameplay. Can you get any without ...
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Are Tamed Monster Growth Patterns Random?

Does a tamed monster of a particular type always have the same final "leveling" disposition? For example, every single Pulse Knight I've tamed so far has been an Early Learner. I was hoping to use ...
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Is it possible to get both Live Trigger rewards in a single play-through?

In Final Fantasy XIII-2, there are "Live Trigger" events where you can select amongst a number of dialog options. Depending on what you do in an area, you get a "good" (non-potion) reward for doing ...
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How are “Great!” rating streaks tracked for “Clock Stopper”?

The Clock Stopper achievement/trophy requires getting 100 consecutive "Great!" ratings on the Mog Clock. I've been grinding this out, but after 50 of them, I missed one. Can I just reload an earlier ...
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How can I improve my chances of getting a 5 star score without using Auto-Battle?

I have had this problem with both Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2. I don't like using Auto-Battle because I like actually choosing my attacks rather than just picking a paradigm and pressing Auto-Battle ...
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What happens when I close a gate?

I've gained access to the Historia Crux, and for some gates, there's a "Close Gate" option. If I select it, a fancy animation occurs, but it's not clear what, exactly, it does. What's the difference ...
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Does it matter what I say?

In FFXIII-2 they added user input to conversation. Does any of this have lasting input on the game? I noticed that some places it'll reject my choice and make me pick again, but most times it seems ...
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How Do I Defeat Yomi?

What is a working strategy for defeating Yomi? Which paradigms should I be using, which monsters in my paradigm deck, and what is the overall flow of battle?
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Are there enough Wild Artifacts in the game?

I wonder if there are enough Wild Artifacts to find in the game or do I have to buy more than one from Serendipity. 75K gil, if you're not kissed by lady luck, is quite expensive. I think I have found ...
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Where Can I Find the “Tameable” Chocobos?

Where can I find each of the chocobos that you can tame and include in your party? Some of these make up the best monsters you can use, apart from DLC and a few other very specific creatures.
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What are Omega's Stats?

I've been searching but can't locate the statistics for Omega, whom you can tame in the Coliseum boss battle (Amazon.com pre-order bonus). What is his role type? How does he develop (e.g. Early ...
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What in-game retailer bonuses are available for Final Fantasy XIII-2?

I'd like to be able to acquire the bonuses on the after-market to sate the completionist in me but Square-Enix has decided to add in-game pre-order bonuses and other retailer incentives for Final ...
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How to get to the different paradox endings?

I am aware there are 7 different paradox endings and that you must use time-reversal in specific gates. I was just wondering if there was a comprehensive list of the different endings. I have only ...
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Does it matter when I open a treasure sphere?

The spherical treasure chests that are scattered throughout the world exist in the same place regardless of what time period you are in, but once opened, they remain opened in all times. Are the ...
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How can I get the floating treasure ball on Atlas' hand?

In Bresha Ruins 005AF, I can ride a chocobo to the railing near the entry gate and bounce along the fingers of Atlas' hand. But there is a bouncing treasure ball on one of the fingers that I can't ...
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Any Easy Solution to the Hands of Time Clock Puzzles?

In the temporal rifts that lead to mini-games, is there any easy solution or useful tricks to solving the clock puzzles? In general I resort to randomly choosing a few options and hoping they work ...
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Why do I keep seeing Lightning as a Ravager, when she's a Commando?

I've been looking for information on Lightning's role. I'm only about halfway through the game, but I was under the impression you had to buy Lightning in order to play with her. I keep seeing ...
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How to unseal the gate in the Archylte Steppe?

In the Archylte Steppe in ??? AF it says that it's sealed, but there's a way to unseal it in this time. It seems to hint beating the Gigantuars is doing something when I beat one, but I've only found ...
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Which characters make use of the haste spell in Final Fantasy 13-2?

I've been trying to find a reference to the haste spell in Final Fantasy 13-2 but I can't find it anywhere. It doesn't seem to appear on any of the character spells for Synergist, does it appear on ...
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What Titles and Rewards can be earned from the Chocobo Racing minigame?

FFXIII-2 has a Chocobo racing minigame. What Titles and Rewards can I get by Chocobo racing and what must I do to achieve them? What are the rewards for each race?
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Can I capture monsters more than once?

I noticed there was an option to release monsters, does this mean you can recapture them again?
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What is the direct benefit of levelling up a role?

Early on, levelling up a role gives you new abilities. And all level ups, regardless of role, give you attribute increases (which are somewhat related to the role you chose). But once I stop getting ...
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Where to farm rank 3 Monster Materials?

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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How do you get 100% map completion in Oerba?

I'm trying to get the map and I notice that in all the time periods I have for Oerba, the room near Choco-boca-lina is unmapped, but the door is closed. Is there a way to map this section? I ...
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What happens if you're defeated in an ambush?

The tutorial text describing the Mog Clock says that if you let the timer into the red, you're immediately forced into battle and that if you lose that battle you don't get the retry option. What ...
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Is Nabaat a good final choice for a SAB?

I'm toying with the decision to purchase and recruit Nabaat for my SAB role. I prefer to have 'character' members as opposed to monster members, but it is somehow difficult to find much information ...
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Is there an HP glitch for Noel in Final Fantasy XIII-2?

I fought the long gui (and lost), I selected "retry" but did not fight him again. However, in my next battle with a weak enemy, Noel had only a critical level of HP. Every battle since has started ...
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Is Flanitor a Good Medic Type?

I just got to Augusta Tower (300 AF) and encountered the Flanitor monster, who is a MED type. MED monsters are relatively uncommon so far, as I'm still using Cait Sith whom you get almost immediately ...
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Do you really get 30,000 CP for each fragment?

This is a quote from this website: Final Fantasy 13-2 doesn’t really require much grinding compared to Final Fantasy 13. You should be able to level up each role to 99 just by collecting all ...
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What are the changes in the battle system from FF13 to FF13-2(if any)?

So far in FF13-2, the battle system seems the same as the one used in FF13. Are there any differences between the two systems?
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How do I defeat Raspatil and get the Fair Fighter trophy?

I got Raspatil to spawn after running in circles for a while in Oerba Village AF400. During the fight I got Raspatil staggered a few times, got it's health down to just over half, and after that I... ...
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What are the different monster attributes?

When I look at a monster it has several attributes listed with it. I understand the "early starter", "late starter" ones, but there are others that don't really seem to be defined anywhere. Things ...
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Do ATB upgrades affect the overall charge time?

In Final Fantasy 13-2, when you choose to upgrade the number of ATB slots you have, does this have any affect on the charge time? Does it remain constant(resulting in a longer amount of time to load ...
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What triggers a “Crystarium Expanded” bonus?

Every once in a while, while levelling up the crystarium for a character or monster, I get a "Crystarium Expanded" message, and am able to choose some special bonus. Do these happen at regular ...
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Where is the 'Flight' Gate Seal located?

I know it is in Oreba 300 AF but I cannot seem to find it. I have wandered around for a while now with no luck. I am guessing it is obvious and right in front of me... but alas I cannot find it. Any ...
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What are the strongest weapons in the game?

It seems like, just like the last game, this isn't quite a straightforward estimation. There are a few variable options (although not QUITE as many as last time). Which weapons should I shoot for at ...
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How Do I Change the Mood of the Slot Machines?

In Serendipity the girl next to the slot machine will tell you the "mood" of the machine so that you can tell if playing it will be a waste of time. It seems to only perform decently if it's "on fire" ...
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Are there any missable trophies?

Final Fantasy 13 had some trophies that required you to collect items that could be missed, and would require you to start a brand new game if you wanted to collect the item, does Final Fantasy 13-2 ...
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Where did Snow go?

(Early-to-mid game spoilers ahead) In Final Fantasy XIII-2, Why does this happen, and why don't Serah and Noel experience something similar?
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Are enemies scaled based on my level?

Open-ended games like this (including some previous Final Fantasy titles I believe) will adjust the level of monsters based on the characters level. Does that apply at all in Final Fantasy 13-2? If ...
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How do I move the Long Gui?

I'm on the Archylte Steppe in ???AF, and I'm supposed to defeat some dragon-like monster that's causing storms, but it's being blocked by a Long Gui. Noel suggested going back to the village to ask ...
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How do you manage Monster Crystals with Infusion?

So I now have a nice collection of monsters, even managed to tame a Behemoth last night g, but I'm curious how the system works. I know you can use Feral Link to kill monsters and this gives you a ...
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Why is my item drop only 170%

I currently have two durable collector catalogs applied and it is only saying 170% on item drop. I see people have 320% on rare item drop and 500% on normal item drop. Why isn't my item drop the same? ...
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Can you fuse Tonberry monsters with AOE attacks?

Is there a way to fuse Tonberry or Don Tonberry with an area of effect attack? For example, Ravage or Blitz?
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Are Biggs & Wedge in or referenced in Final Fantasy XIII-2?

Are Biggs and Wedge in Final Fantasy XIII-2 or is there an item or place named after them like in XIII? I've yet to clear the game but I'm curious about this.
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What limits are there on taking missions?

I seem to recall reading somewhere that you were limited to only two missions at a time, but since many of the missions seem to not be completable when you receive them, this doesn't seem to make much ...