Octopath Traveler 2: Octopuff Traveler Farming Guide

With eight characters to build, eight stories to complete, and a vast map to explore, players of the new JRPG Octopath Traveler 2 may find themselves needing a lot of resources. In particular, you’ll need Experience Points (EXP) to level up, Job Points (JP) to learn job-related skills, of course the in-game currency Leaves to purchase weapons, armor, and other items or hire allies. Fortunately, there’s a way to amass huge amounts of all three of these at once: by farming the rare enemy Octopuff Traveler.

This punny-named creature, which resembles an octopus, is a new enemy added to Octopath Traveler 2. The Octopuff Traveler was inspired by an octopus character publisher Square Enix created to serve as a mascot for the series on its official Twitter account. The Octopuff Traveler comes in many different varieties, including the ultra-rare King Octopuff and Queen Octopuff, and can be found in every region of Solistia. A defeated Octopuff drops a large amount of EXP, JP, and Leaves as well as stat-boosting Nut items.

Farming Octopuff Travelers can be difficult, as they are quite rare. However, there are a number of tips and tricks you can use to both increase the appearance of Octopuff Travelers, defeat them consistently, and make the most of the riches they provide. This guide will provide all the information you need to hunt down and defeat Octopuff Travelers in Octopath Traveler 2.

Increase The Spawn Rate of Octopuff Travelers

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Encountering an Octopuff Traveler while exploring Solistia happens rarely, and it may take you several hours of gameplay to find one. However, there are two methods you can use to increase the spawn rate of Octopuff Travelers.

First, you can use the Hunter class’s passive skill More Rare Monsters. Ochette the Hunter can learn and equip this passive skill after learning six Hunter skills (this requires a total of 1630 JP). Once you have visited the Hunter’s Guild in the Western Tropu’hopu Traverse, any other character can equip Hunter as a sub-job and learn this skill as well. However, note that this passive skill does NOT stack – you only need to equip it on ONE character in your active party.

Second, you can Steal or Purchase an accessory called the Octopuff Pot. It is held by an NPC called Fisherman in the town of Conning Creek in the Harborlands. This item costs 19,000 Leaves to purchase. Equip it on any character in your active party to slightly increase the spawn rate of Octopuff Travelers. You can further increase the effectiveness of the Octopuff Pot by equipping the Support Skill Upgraded Accessories from the Inventor sub-job. (This requires learning five Inventor skills for a total cost of 630 JP.)

Consider the Bewildering Grace Strategy


There is one more way to make Octopuff Travelers show up in Octopath Traveler 2, although it requires some patience and a little bit of luck. The Dancer class learns a skill called Bewildering Grace, which causes random effects to occur. One possible effect is that one or more enemies you are facing will be turned into Octopuff Travelers. Bewildering Grace can also multiply the amount of EXP, JP, or Leaves you earn in battle.

Any character can use Bewildering Grace, but Partitio the Merchant is the best choice if you want to farm Octopuff Travelers. The effect that transforms enemies into Octopuff Travelers can only happen if Bewildering Grace is used with max Boost Points (BP), which causes the spell to trigger four times. Because Partitio can use his Latent Talent to instantly maximize his own BP, he makes an excellent Bewildering Grace user.

Maximize Your Rewards From Octopuff Travelers


Defeating a regular Octopuff Traveler awards you with 500 EXP, 300 JP, and 1500 Leaves. Meanwhile, a Queen or King Octopuff Traveler will net you 2000 EXP, 1000 JP, and 50,000 Leaves. Any Octopuff Traveler also has a 5% chance to drop a Nut, a permanent stat-boosting item.

These are pretty great rewards – but you can increase them even further! Equip the following passive skills (remember that they do not stack) to members of your in-battle party to earn even more after fighting an Octopuff Traveler:

  • Extra Experience – Increases EXP. Accessible by Osvald or any Traveler in the Scholar sub-job after learning six Scholar skills (requires 1630 JP)
  • Hard Worker – Increases JP. Accessible by Agnea or any Traveler in the Dancer sub-job after learning six Dancer skills (requires 1630 JP)
  • Grows on Trees. Increases Leaves. Accessible by Partitio or any Traveler in the Merchant sub-job after learning four Merchant jobs. (requires 130 JP)
  • Life in the Shadows – Increases EXP and JP when battling at night. Accessible by Throne or any Traveler in the Thief sub-job after learning seven Thief skills (requires 4630 JP)

How to Defeat an Octopuff Traveler


While Octopuff Travelers have very low HP (typically 10 or less), they also have near maxed-out Speed and Evasion, making them hard to hit and likely to act first and flee from battle. It can be frustrating to encounter an Octopuff Traveler only to have it run away before you can act. Here are a few tips to help you defeat an Octopuff Traveler and claim the rewards it drops:

  • Have Hikari defeat the NPC Young Man in Tropu’hopu to learn the Merciless Blade skill, which can ignore foes’ Defense and Evasion to do a flat 3000 damage
  • Use Partitio’s Latent Power to quickly charge up your team’s BP.
  • Alternately, use Osvald’s Latent Power to unleash focused, powerful single-target attacks on an individual Octopuff Traveler
  • Use attacks with a chance or guarantee to ignore evasion, such as Elemental Soulstone items or the Merchant job’s Hired Help skill
  • Have Agnea, Partitio, Temenos, or Ochette use their Path Actions to bring along allies who can act in battle and get additional hits on the Octopuff Traveler

It may take some experimenting, but you can build a party specifically designed to hunt down and defeat Octopuff Travelers for the purpose of quickly farming JP, EXP, and Leaves in Octopath Traveler 2.

What characters, Jobs, skills, weapons, and accessories have you been using to defeat Octopuff Travelers in Octopath Traveler 2? Got any tips you think should be added to this guide? Comment below and let us know! You can also check out GameLuster’s other Octopath Traveler 2 guides to learn how to unlock Secret Jobs, buy your very own boat, and more!

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