Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Side Quests Guide

By   /   Feb 11, 2014

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is an action RPG developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. For platinum or 1000 gamer score, you are only required to complete 25 side quests.

For more help on Lightning Returns, read our Key Items, Treasures Locations and Boss Battle Guide.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Side Quests

Luxerion Side Quests

Whither Faith
The quest is given by an inquisitor, a robed person standing in front of the statue of North Station Plaza. The quest is available from Day 1 from 9PM to 11:45 PM.

You will get 800 Gil, Scholars Glasses, HP+80, STR+6, MAG+6 for completing it for the first time. Next time when you do it, you will get 1200 Gil, HP+40, STR+3, MAG+3.

Where are you, Holmes?
Quest is given by Thorton, a guy with a blue hat at North Station Plaza. It can be started on Day 1 from 9 PM to 6 AM. First reward for this quest is 300 Gil, Railworker’s Cap, Railworker’s Beret, HP+30, STR+3 and next time it will be 450 Gil, HP+10, STR+1.

The things she lost
This quest is given by Dolce, a girl at North Station Plaza. It will available after completing the main Quest 1-2, during the time of 9PM to 6AM. First reward for completion of this quest is 100 Gil, Carbuncle Figurine, HP+30, MAG+3. The next time you do it, you will get 150 Gil, HP+10, MAG+1.

Like Clockwork
This quest is given by Armena, a woman in front of train station at North Station Plaza. It will be available after completing Main Quest 1-5, during 8AM to 6PM. First reward will be 1200 Gil, Brass Gear, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+8. Next time the reward would be 1800 Gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6.

Dying Wish
Quest is given by Blythe, a girl sitting on gallery steps. It becomes available after completing the Main Quest 1-2, at the time of 6AM to 10PM. The reward first time will be Tonberry’s Lantern, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that it will be HP+40, STR+6, MAG+2.

Suspicious Supply Device
This quest is given by VirGil, a robed man on Plaza of Prayers. It can be started after Main Quest 1-2, during 8AM to 5PM. First Reward for the quest is 300 Gil, Millionaire’s Mustache, HP+40, STR+4, MAG+2 and after that 450 Gil, HP+20, STR+4.

Born from chaos
Quest is given by Solandra, a woman with cowboy hat in North-South Corridor; check the pathway leading from the warehouse district. It becomes available after completing the Main Quest 1-2.

First Reward for completion is 6000 Gil, Pendragon shield, Brigand’s Tricorne, HP+120, STR+12, MAG+10. After that time, you get 9000 Gil, HP+80, STR+12, MAG+6.

Soul Seeds
Quest is given by Baird, man with magician hat in North South Corridor, after completing the Main Quest 1-2. Reward first time will be 400 Gil, Black Tattoo, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+4 and after that 600 Gil, HP+20, MAG+4.

Faster than Lightning
This quest is given by Lamont, a boy with flag in Luxerion hills, after completing the 1-2 Main Quest, during 10AM to 3PM. First reward will be 200 Gil, Gold Medal, HP+30, STR+6 and after that 889 Gil, HP+10, STR+4.

Treasured Ball
It is given by Talbot, a boy in 1st Ave. after the completion of Main Quest 1-5 during 10AM to 8PM. First reward will be 100 Gil, Salvage Pilot’s Badge, HP+30, STR+3 and after that 150 Gil, HP+10, STR+2.

The Angel’s Tears
This quest is given by Luka, girl at Idol Ave. close to South Station, after completing main quest 1-5, during 4PM to 9 AM. First Reward will be 2400 Gil, Crystal Tear, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+8 and after that 3600 Gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6.

The Saint’s Stone
This quest is given by Servant Aremiah, a woman in Pilgrims Passage, near at the entrance of the cathedral.

The Avid Reader
This quest is given by Ranulph, man at the table in reading area of Pilgrim’s Passage, after the completion of Main Quest 1-5, during 5AM to 11PM. First Reward is 900 Gil, Dull Grudge Knife, HP+60, STR+6, MAG+4 and after that 1350 Gil, HP+20, STR+2, MAG+4

To Save the Sinless
This quest is also given by Ranulph, if you fail “the Avid reader” and complete three following side quests.

Born from chaos, Buried passion and Fuzzy search. This quest is available at 5AM to 11PM. The first reward is 4500 Gil, garb DARK KNIGHT, HP+120, STR+12, MAG+10 and second time 6800 Gil, HP+80, STR+10, MAG+4.

Buried Passion
This quest is given by Armand, a guy with glasses in Luxerion hills, after completing 1-5 Main Quests, it is available during 10AM to 7PM. The first reward is 1300 Gil, Black-rimmed glasses, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that 2000 Gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+2.

The Girl Who Cried Wolf
It is given by Louise at phone booth on North Station plaza after completing 1-5 Main Quests. First reward for this is 500 Gil, adornment, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+4 and after that 750 Gil, HP+20, MAG+4.

Stuck in a Gem
This quest is given by Gem, a cat in area east of S train station on Pilgrim’s Passage. After completing 1-2 Main Quests, this quest is available during 3PM to 3AM. First Reward is 1600 Gil, Black Cat Ears, HP+80, MAG+12 after that 2400 Gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6.

Get the Girl
This quest is given by Lackey, a man sitting below stairs in Mangled Hill, after the completion of 1-5 Main Quests. First-time reward will be 1500 Gil, Exotic Shades, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+8 and after that 2250 Gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6

A Rose by Any Other nAMe
This quest is given by Alrick, child in Wall of Joy, after the completion of 1-5 Main Quests. First reward is 3200 Gil, garb PURPLE LIGHTNING, Crystal Rose, Red Bow Tie, HP+120, STR+10, MAG+12 and after that 5200 Gil, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+10.

Voices from the Grave
This quest is given by Sentry, a guard in front of stairs that lead to the clock tower, after the completion of Main Quest 1-5. First Reward is 400 Gil, Halo, HP+40, STR+6 and after that 600 Gil, HP+20, STR+4.

Yusnaan Side Quests

Fireworks in a bottle
This quest is given by a drunk pyro-technician, man near fireworks shooter on Central street between 7PM-11PM, while collecting 10x fireworks during Main Quest 2-2. The first reward will be 300 gil, Ceremonial Headdress, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+4 and after that 450 gil, HP+20, MAG+4.

The Fighting Actress
This quest is given by Slaughterhouse Zoe, Coliseum manager between 7PM-3AM, during Main Quest 2-2. The first reward will be 1500 gil, garb CRESCENT MOON, Crown of Splendor, HP+80, STR+6, MAG+6 and after that 2300 gil, HP+40, STR+5, MAG+5.

Songless Diva
This quest is given by Olga, woman near the piano in Fountain square, after Day 1, between 11AM-7PM. The first reward will be 1400 gil, Queen’s Mask, HP+80, STR+6, MAG+6 and after that 2100 gil, HP+40, STR+4, MAG+4.

Stolen Things
This quest is given by Gregory, man with top hat in Central Street, between 12PM-4AM. The first reward you will get is 400 gil, Formal Silk Hat, HP+50, STR+2, MAG+4 and after that 600 gil, HP+20, MAG+4.

Fireworks for a Steal
This quest is given by Funicula, man with fireworks crest in SW corner of Gastronomy area, between 7PM-3AM, while collecting 10x Fireworks during Main Quest 2-2. The first reward will be 1300 gil, adornment, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that 2000 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+2.

A Testing Opposition
This quest is given by Funicula, man with fireworks crest in SW corner of Gastronomy area, between 7PM-3AM, while collecting 10x Fireworks during Main Quest 2-2. First reward for this quest is 1300 gil, adornment, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that 2000 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+2.

Last Date
The quest is taken from Lennet, man near stairs leading to top restaurant in Gastronomy area between 11AM-7PM after the Main Quest 2-3. First reward for the quest is 500 gil, Crystal Heart, HP+50, STR+3, MAG+5 and after that 750 gil, HP+20, MAG+4.

Free Will
This quest is taken from Diviner I, a seer in Fountain Square, and it can be started at any time but it can fail if you don’t follow up the next day by noon. First Reward for the quest will be 4500 gil, garb BLUE MAGE, Summoner’s Mask, HP+140, STR+8, MAG+12 and after that 6800 gil, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+8.

Friends Forever
Given by Primrose, a woman near the base of Oracle staircase, After Main Quest 2-3, between 11AM-3AM. The first reward is 1800 gil, Chocoberet, Chocobo Figurine, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+10 and after that 2700 gil, HP+40, STR+3, MAG+6.

Family Food
This quest is given by Seedy’s owner, chef of SW restaurant in Gastronomy area. The reward for the first time will be 1500 gil, Chef’s Hat, HP+120, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that 2300 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+3.

Tanbam’s Taboo
This quest is given by Tanbam, man near fenced off area in Coliseum square. After Main Quest 2-3, between 7PM-3AM. The first reward upon completion is 4200 gil, Nickel Gear, HP+140, STR+12, MAG+8 and after that 6300 gil, HP+80, STR+10, MAG+4.

Play it for me
This quest is given by Morris, a boy on the ramp W from Cactuar statue. It is available After Day 1, between 11AM-7PM. First-reward will be 1500 gil, Crown of Youth, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and then 2300 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+2.

Adoring Adornments
Quest is given by Candice, juggling woman in Oracle Square, after Main Quest 2-1, between 7PM-3AM. The first reward is 5000 gil, Carnival Mask, HP+140, STR+8, MAG+12 and after that 7500 gil, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+8.

Adoring Candice
This quest is given by Tomesso, man near guardpost on Oracle staircase, between 7PM-3AM & Main Quest 2-3. The first reward is 1400 gil, Heart Glasses, Onion Knight’s Helm, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that 2100 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+3.

Death Safari
This quest is given by Gatekeeper of Industrial area, after activating Main Quest 2-2. The first reward will be 1200 gil, Dark Devil Ears, Dazzling Devil Ears, Pure Angel Ears, Cautious Devil Ears, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that 1800 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+3.

Death Game
It is given by Biggs, on Ground street near N entrance to Warehouse area, between 6AM-2AM after the completion of Death Safari. First Reward will be 3800 gil, garb DRAGOON, Emergency Beacon, HP+120, STR+12, MAG+6 and after that 5700 gil, HP+60, STR+10, MAG+4.

Wildlands Side Quests

A Father’s Request
The quest is taken from Sarala, girl with glasses in Candpus farms, between 7AM-9PM. The first reward will be 800 gil, Girlish Glasses, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+8 and after that 1200 gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6.

The Hunter’s Challenge
The quest is given by Hunter chief, man with blade near armor shop in Jagd village, between 8PM-8AM, after completion of Main Quests 3-1. First Reward will be 1200 gil, garb SOLDIER OF PEACE, Golden Insignia, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+4 and after that 1800 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+2.

A Final Cure
This quest is given by Cardesia, woman in Jagd village, next to armor shop, after completion of Main Quest 3-1, and have her make [*CHOCONAMIN], between 8AM-10PM. First reward is 1600 gil, Suspicious Mushroom, Toxic Mushroom, HP+80, MAG+12 and the second time 2400 gil, HP+40, MAG+8.

Fuzzy Search
Given by Dr. Sheep, man with glasses in sheep corral in Aryes village, After Day 1, between 6AM-6PM. First reward will be 400 gil, Fuzzy Sheep Figurine, Canned Sheep Logo, HP+40, STR+6 and after that it will be 600 gil, HP+20, STR+4.

Round ’em Up
This quest is given by Millie, woman with brown hat in Aryes village, inside sheep corral, between 6AM-6PM after completion of Main Quest 3-1. First reward is 1200 gil, Cowboy Hat, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+6 and the second time 1800 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+2.

Chocobo Cheer
Given by Nadia, woman in chocobo corral in Jagd village, between 6AM-10PM after completion of Main Quests 3-1. First rewardwill be 300 gil, Golden Flower, Chocobo Chick, HP+80, MAG+6 and after that 450 gil, HP+20, MAG+4.

Peace and Quiet, Kupo
This quest is taken from Moogle in Moogle village, between 7PM-7AM. First reward will be 555 gil, MOOGLE FRAGMENT, Mog Figurine, HP+60, STR+7, MAG+7, item slot+1.

Second time it will be 999 gil, MOOGLE FRAGMENT, HP+20, STR+2, MAG+2, item slot+1 and third time and after that 999 gil, MOOGLE FRAGMENT, HP+20, STR+2, MAG+2.

Saving an Angel
This quest is given by Dr. Gysahl, man in white shirt in Candpus Farms, after Completion of Main Quest 3-1. The first reward will be 1200 gil, White Chocobo Chick, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+8 and after that it will be 1800 gil, HP+40, STR+5, MAG+5.

Omega Point
Given by Research leader in expedition camp, when you Complete Main Quest 3-2 and Chocobodin must be able to glide. First reward will be 1600 gil, Aerial Guard’s Badge, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+6 and after that 2400 gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6.

The Old Man and the field
This quest becomes available after the completion of (Though of Daughter) it is taken from stubborn old man with glasses in expedition camp.

You need to harvest [*TANTALUM VEGETABLE] from patches in front of old man. The first reward will be 500 gil, Yellow-rimmed Glasses, HP+40, STR+6 and after that 750 gil, HP+20, STR+4.

Land of our forebears
The quest is taken from Cole, man with purple glasses in Aryes village after you complete ‘Vegetables and the old man’, between 9AM-10PM. The first reward will be 3500 gil, Pink-rimmed Glasses, HP+150, STR+12, MAG+10 and the second time it will be 5200 gil, HP+80, STR+10, MAG+4.

A Taste of the Past
This quest is given by Chef Aryas, chef in Aryas village, between 9AM-10PM after you complete Main Quest 3-1. First Reward will be 1200 gil, Ripe Apple, Crystal Apple, HP+80, STR+2, MAG+6 and after that 1800 gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6.

Dog, Doctor and Assistant
Quest is given by Assistant Thirteen, a woman with yellow/white hat in expedition camp, after you complete main quest 3-2. First Reward will be 500 gil, Orange Newsboy Cap, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+4 and after that 750 gil, HP+20, MAG+4.

The Right Stuff
This quest is given by Hunter hopeful, a man on chocobo near SE entrance to the woods, after you complete Main Quest 3-1. First reward would be 300 gil, Chocobo Feather Pin, HP+40, STR+4, MAG+2 and after that 450 gil, HP+20, STR+4

The Secret Lives of Sheep
This quest is given by Cornelia, a woman in uniform with glasses S from Aryes village. It becomes available after completing “Round em up” between 6PM-6AM.

First reward will be 1st time: 3200 gil, Cool Glasses, HP+120, STR+10, MAG+12 and after that 2nd+time: 4800 gil, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+10.

Where are you, Moogle?
Given by Moogle, a Moogle with red bandanna in Moogle village, complete (for small piece) between 7PM-7AM. First reward will be 1300 gil, Mog Mask, Retro Mog Mask, HP+80, STR+6, MAG+8 and after that 2000 gil, HP+40, STR+2, MAG+6.

Mercy of a Goddess
Quest is taken from Taleb, dying man in Porta settlement; it becomes available after you complete “A final cure.” The first reward would be 1600 gil, Delicious Mushroom, HP+80, STR+8 and after that 2400 gil, HP+40, STR+8.

The Grail of Valhalla
Given by Professor Lathom, a man with chocobo in Poltae. It can be started anytime. First reward will be 3800 gil, garb SACRED KNIGHT, Crest of Etro, HP+150, STR+10, MAG+16 and after that 5700 gil, HP+80, STR+6, MAG+10.

To Live in Chaos
This quest is taken from the angel of Valhalla, after Main Quest 3-3. First reward would be 4200 gil, a weapon Gagnrad, Odin’s Horn, HP+150, STR+16, MAG+12 and the second time 6300 gil, HP+80, STR+12, MAG+4.

Killing Time
Given by waiting man, man on a highest platform above the hotel in Poltae, after Main Quest 3-2 and Chocobodin can glide. First reward will be 100 gil, White Chocobo Figurine, HP+30, MAG+3 and after that 150 gil, HP+20, STR+2, MAG+2.

Matchmaker
This quest is given by Tilda, girl with yellow bow in her hair in expedition camp. You have to start ‘Assistant and female doctor dog’ and receive (animal potion) from a girl with yellow bow.

First reward upon completion is 1600 gil, Yellow Ribbon, HP+80, STR+8, MAG+6 and after that 2400 gil, HP+40, STR+6, MAG+3.

Mother and Daughter
Given by Brella, a woman near train station, between 6AM-10PM after you complete Main Quest 3-1. The first reward is 1200 gil, Leopard Tail, HP+80, STR+6, MAG+4 and after that 1800 gil, HP+40, STR+3, MAG+6.

Dead Dunes Side Quests

The Life of a Machine
The quest is given by Bhakti, in Desert Ruins after you complete Main Quest 4-3. The first reward will be Cyber Scanners, HP+80, STR+4, MAG+4 and after that HP+20, STR+2, MAG+4.

Old Rivals
Quest is given by Tobias, General Store owner in Ruffian, it can be started anytime. The first reward will be 1st time: 500 gil, Snakeskin Hat, HP+50, STR+4, MAG+2 and after that 2nd+time: 750 gil, HP+20, STR+4.

His Wife’s Dream
This quest is taken from Ramon, Adventuring Essentials owner near Path of Debris in Giant’s Sandbox. Start “Old Rivals” anytime. The first reward will be 1300 gil, Gold Padlock, HP+100, STR+6, MAG+2 and after that 1950 gil, HP+40, STR+4, MAG+2.

Tool of the Trade
This quest is given by Elmer, kid on second floor of Den of thieves, it can be started anytime. First reward would be 400 gil, Retro Scopes, HP+50, STR+2, MAG+4 and after that 600 gil, HP+20, STR+2, MAG+2.

Adonis’s Audition
This quest is taken from Adonis, man in a red jacket in Den of thieves; this is a mandatory side quest; it is a part of Main Quest 4. The first reward will be 1500 gil, Monoculus Mask, HP+100, STR+4, MAG+8 and after that 2300 gil, HP+50, STR+4, MAG+6.

What Rough Beast Slouches
The quest is given by Nolan, man with red hat in the fenced area of Kiyoshikatara Ruins, after you Complete Main Quest 4-3. The first reward you will receive is 8200 gil, Pro’s Beret, HP+160, STR+12, MAG+16 and after that 12300 gil, HP+90, STR+6, MAG+10.

Skeletons in the Closet
It is given by Jamus, a man with eye patch near the bar in Den of thieves after you Complete Main Quest 4-3, and collect WINGS OF KURUKUSU. First reward would be 4500 gil, Pioneer’s Eyepatch, HP+140, STR+14, MAG+12 and then 6750 gil, HP+60, STR+6, MAG+6.

Last One Standing
This quest is given by Zanford, a man below the Oasis Lighthouse; it can be started anytime. The first reward you will get is 12000 gil, weapon BLADED LANCE, Hermit’s Cap, HP+160, STR+18, MAG+16 and after that 18000 gil, HP+100, STR+10, MAG+8.

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