You can unlock Defragmented achievement/trophy in Final Fantasy 13-2 by collecting 160 Fragments. It feels like an overwhelmingly difficult task but don’t worry, Historia Cruz will help you keep tabs on number of fragments you have collected and Blue Gates you have opened in each area.
We will also point-out fragment locations for each map in our upcoming guide series if this guide doesn’t help you. Our focus in this guide is to give you hints and let you explore the World of Final Fantasy instead of pin-pointing location of every fragment.
Historia Cruz will pin-point Blue Gates that are needed to be opened and you can open the Blue Gates by using Artifacts you will collect throughout the main story. You can refer to our Artifacts Locations guide to find all these artifacts required to open these blue-gates.
Your Moogle will also help you locate these fragments by shouting ‘KUPOPOPO~!!’ and flying towards the fragments whenever you are close to them.
There are several general rules that you need to remember when it comes to finding these Fragments. Look for them everywhere in the open; you will need Moogle Hunt, Moogle Throw or sometimes both for this. Look for them in treasure boxes and chests.
You will be rewarded with few fragments when you complete quests, defeat bosses, or help NPCs by completing side-quest. Always look for NPCs with ‘Speech Bubble’ above their head and talk to them. They may have a fragment mission for you. Some missions may require you to visit past, present and future so be ready for that.
Complete Time Labyrinth missions to get fragments as a reward. Oerba Village/Mt. Yaschas are an ideal place for you to look for such missions. It is no-brainer that you will need to explore almost every corner of Final Fantasy 13-2 if you want to collect these fragments.
If you are searching each location thoroughly, you should be able to collect around 120+ of these fragments easy, rest deserve a mention because they are difficult to locate. Most of these difficult to spot fragment missions are in City of Academia.
Note-worthy quests among these are 100% Enemy Report (requires you to engage every monster, around 200) and 100% Map Completion (requires you to discover all locations in each map). You can refer to our FF13-2 Side Quests Guide for more details on these quests.
Earning Fragments From Daddy Bear Quiz and Quiz Machines
You can get 9 fragments by playing mini-games in City of Academia AF4XX. Four of these fragments can be obtained from Quiz Machines and five from Daddy Bear, an NPC that requires Moogle Hunt to detect because it randomly teleports to any of the locations specified below if you fail or succeed in his quiz.
Most of his questions are about Final Fantasy 13-2 and Final Fantasy 13 but he can throw some general Final Fantasy questions as well.
If you are fan of the franchise you should be fine answering these questions but don’t worry if you aren’t, you have infinite tries to beat him. Add to that, these questions are pretty random and get repeated, just pay attention and remember your answer.
Only thing you should be concerned about is Finding Daddy Bear in City of Academia. In any case be it finding Daddy Bear or answering his questions, you can refer to our Daddy Bear Locations and Quiz Guide.
Watch every possible Paradox Ending in Final Fantasy 13-2 to earn 8 fragments. You can refer to our FF13-2 Paradox Endings Guide for more!
You can earn five fragments in casino ‘Serendipity’. There is one fragment in the open by the Chocobo Racing Tent, rest can be bought.
Once you have ‘Chaos Crystal’ fragment, you should take it to ‘City of Academia AF4XX’. Talk to hope in orer to receive Futsuno Mitama and Take-Mikazuchi, Noel and Serah’s strongest weapons when maxed out at 160 fragments.
Futsuno Mitama and Take-Mikazuchi are fragment weapons and their stats depend on the number of fragments you have. You will get one of these weapons for free and have to buy the second for Casino Coins at Serendipity”.
Play Slot Machines and aim for 777 Jackpot to win final fragment in Serendipity. Use rubber-band to hold down and leave it overnight until Lucky Coin shows up. You may end up consuming several hours just to get this lucky coin or you may just get lucky and get it few minutes. For more help on mini-games, read our FF13-2 Mini-Games Guide.
Following is a run-down to all the fragments you can find in Final Fantasy 13-2.
New Bodhum, 003 AF
Gogmagog Fragment Alpha & Gogmagog Fragment Beta are found in the main Story and Graviton Core Alpha as a Story (Fetch Quest). The Heart Prism is obtained by a side quest.
New Bodhum, 700 AF
Cartesian Board & Laplacian Board are hidden, Noel’s message & Serah’s Message are obtained by Alternative history, whereas Hope’s Message is a treasure cube.
New Bodhum, Unknown Year
Vanille’s Fruit and Fang’s Crown are a Treasure Cube and Transcript: Fate and Freedom is obtained during the Paradox Ending.
New Bodhum, Unknown AF
The Transcript: Beneath a Timeless Sky is obtained during Paradox Ending.
Bresha Ruins, 300 AF
All of the following fragments are obtained from Side Quests:
Control Device Password 2
Yaschas Massif, 010 AF AF
The Aloedai Fragment is found in the story-line, whereas the following are obtained by Side Quests:
Innocence’s Sacred Sphere
Yaschas Massif, 01X AF
All of the following quests are obtained by Side Quests:
Orb of Clotho
Sword of Lachesis
Mirror of Atropos
Yaschas Massif, 100 AF
The Graviton Core Epsilon is obtained in the story (fetch quest), whereas the following are in a side quest:
Helmwige’s Night Shade
Book of Shambala
Book of Valhalla
Yaschas Massif, 110 AF
All of the following fragments are obtained during side quests:
Control Device Password 1
Book of Avalon
Oerba, 200 AF
The Giant Egg is within the story, and the Graviton Core Gamma is obtained through a fetch quest, whereas the following are in the Temporal Rift:
Oerba, 300 AF
All of these are from the Temporal Rift:
Mossy Rosetta Stone
Go to next page for the list of remaining fragments.