To get Beast Tamer trophy in Final Fantasy 13-2, you need to befriend Don Tonberry, a rare monster. If you are confused on how to do that, read this Final Fantasy 13-2 Beast Tamer Achievement guide.
Final Fantasy 13-2 Beast Tamer Achievement
Don Tonberry can be found in Bresha Ruins AF100, west of the area where Atlas stood in Bresha Ruis AF005.
He will appear as ‘Void’ before getting engaged. If you can’t find it, turn ‘Battle Mania’ fragment Skill On to increase his spawn rate.
You can unlock ‘Battle Mania’ via Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after getting ‘Paradox Doctorate’ fragment from the City of Academia AF400, which requires 100% map completion for all areas in the game.
If that doesn’t cut it, turn on ‘Monster Collector’ fragment skill to increase the odds of befriending monsters. You can unlock ‘Monster Collector’ via Chocobo Girl in Serendipity after you have earned all fragments from Vile Peaks AF010 & AF200.
The easiest strategy is Fighting Don Tonberry on easy difficulty to increase the odds of successfully taming the monster and focusing on his attack chain.
Don Tonberry uses two attack cycles; a knife attack through the end of the first stagger and a deadly bloody knife attack through the end of the second stagger.
Begins with the first Delta attack accompanied by a pre-emptive strike, and to raise the chain gauge, use an attack phase and immediately switch to Riot shield. This way you’ll allow Yakshini to cast faith/bravery.
You can always swap to Solidarity if Noel or another member of your party needs healing. If not, then return to the Delta attack and stagger Don Tonberry. Switch between your Delta attacks and use the ATB recharge stick to trigger Serah’s Ultimate Arrow attack.
Once Don Tonberry is coming near the end of his stagger, he’ll use Deep Seated Grudge which will clear his chain gauge and blow every member of the party away. Therefore, the best thing to do here is to switch to consolidation and get ready for phase two.
For phase two, continue raising the chain gauge. Since Don Tonberry is focused on Noel therefore, you can recover if you’re damaged; Make sure you don’t drop the chain gauge.
As soon as Don Tonberry comes near his stagger, switch to Riot Shield which allows Yakshini to use buffs. Following this, use the Delta attack and put an end him with ATB refresh
If you fail to befriend him the first time, wait for him to re-spawn and battle him again until you have recruited him. It will take few tries even with above two helpful fragment skills.