100% achievement guide for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. Be reminded that this guide may contain spoilers of the game.
Story Related Achievements
The following achievements are going to be unlocked while playing through the game normally. No specific actions must be performed in order to unlock them, so I’m not going to explain anything to avoid spoilers.
- The Adventure Begins
- Alchemic Talent
- Klaudia’s Curiosity
- Creeping Shadows
- Build a Hideaway
- Castle Dragon
- A Stupid Argument
- A Lost World
- Overnight Campout
- A New Hand
- The Abandoned Tower
- A Mandmade Island
- An Island Reborn
- Beyond the Present
- Weapon Forger
- It’s a Small World
- Item Cloner
- Queen of Darkness
Alchemy Related Achievements
The following achievements can be unlocked by synthesizing certain items and unlocking certain recipes.
Find the Kurken Fruit! – You get this achievement after crafting the Reaper’s Scythe. The recipe is unlocked during “Taking the First Step:4” after reading “Gathering Methods”.
I’m a Lumberjack! – You get this achievement after crafting the Woodcutter’s Axe. The recipe is unlocked during “Taking the First Step:4” after reading “Gathering Methods”.
I’m Crushing It! – You get this achievement after crafting the Hammer. The recipe is unlocked during “Taking the First Step:4” after reading “Gathering Methods”.
Detonate and Decimate! – You get this achievement after crafting the Bomb Rod. The recipe is unlocked during “Taking the First Step:4” after reading “Gathering Methods”.
Fishing Master – You get this achievement after crafting the Fishing Rod. The recipe is unlocked during “Taking the First Step:4” after reading “Gathering Methods”.
Bug Catcher – You get this achievement after crafting the Bug Neet. The recipe is unlocked during “Taking the First Step:4” after reading “Gathering Methods”.
Total Mastery – This achievement requires us to get Ryza’s alchemy level up to 99. Crafting every recipe in the game will let you get pretty close to level 99, so don’t worry too much about this achievement at the start of your journey. Crafting items like the Red Stone, the Philosopher’s Stone, or the Philosopher’s Book is a good way to gain alchemy XP.
Alchemy Master – You can get this achievement after unlocking every item recipe in the game and crafting every single one of them. There are 184 craftable items in total, and new recipes can be unlocked by reading books or morphing an existing item’s recipe.The books can be obtained during the story, through shops (Klaudia’s father and Fressher’s shop) and through sidequests. The books that you will need are:
- Beginner’s Book (Story )
- Kurken Fashion (Fressher’s shop)
- Materials Refined (Story )
- Gathering Methods (Story)
- My First Dessert (Fressher’s shop)
- Solid Fuel Recipe (Quest)
- Hideout Materials (Story)
- Common Paper Recipe (Quest)
- Cover your Bases! (Story)
- A Lonely Alchemist (Story)
- Let’s Plant a Garden! (Story)
- Aroma Components (Story)
- Champion’s Trials (Story)
- Power of Nature (Story)
- Book of Storms (Klaudia’s dad)
- Fantasy Cloth (Klaudia’s dad)
- Handheld Warheads (Handheld Warheads)
- Lila’s Note (Story)
- Prayer for Health (Klaudia’s dad)
- Creating a True Key (Story)
- Tao’s Note (Story)
- Danger: Fire! (Fressher’s shop)
- Moon Magic (Klaudia’s dad)
- Rage of Gaia (Klaudia’s dad)
- Travel Companions (Klaudia’s dad)
- Power Manifest (Treasure hunt)
- Sweets That Pop (Quest)
- Purely Water (Quest)
- Pudding Made Easy (Quest)
- Jiggling Recipe (Quest)
- Secrets of Alchemy (Treasure hunt)
- Creation and Destruction (Quest)
- Revelation Book (Quest)
Ultra Alchemy – This achievement requires you to craft a level 99 item. Of course, this means that you will need a level of 99 in alchemy. To aid you in this feat, don’t be afraid to use the Item Rebuild mechanic.
Lost Alchemy Tome – You will unlock this achievement after finishing every single side quest in this game. No, I’m not joking. You will have to go through this game’s 94 side quests before unlocking Pamela’s questline. When we complete the quest for Ancient Knowledge, we will receive the Revelation Book, which will unlock the achievement.
World Creator – This achievement will require you to create a level 51 world through the Gathering Synthesizer. This can be achieved only after the story since you will need the last Travel Bottle: the Underworld. Here’s the list of the travel bottles:
- Sun: Unlocked through story progression.
- Moon: Found in a chest in the Heretic’s Lab in the Pynnor Holy Tower.
- Star: Found in a chest in the Abyssal Stairway in the Kurken Bunker.
- Space: Traded to you by Klaudia’s father during episode 5.
- Underworld: Obtained by defeating the Great Dark Element found on Limewick Hill, Main Road, after finishing the game.
Exploration Related Achievements
The following achievements can be unlocked by slaying certain enemies, visiting landmarks, and completing quests.
True Firepower! – You can unlock this achievement by obtaining every Power Reactor. There are three Power Reactors in total to collect and install:
- The first is unlocked by progressing through the story.
- The second can be found in the Pynnor Holy Tower, Spiral Hall.
- The third can be found in the Meteor Castle, Upper Waterway after crafting the bomb rod.
Furry White Wanderer – For this achievement, you need to finish the Goat questline, which consists of 5 total quests: Standing Atop Trees, Adventurer, The Goat, Shadows, and the Return of the Adventurer. Finishing this quest will also award us with the Sweets That Pop book.
Island Specialty – You must complete Bascila’s questline, which consists of five quests: Goat Milk Delivery, Island Garden, Dessert Making, Specialty?, and New Specialty. Finishing the New Specialty will unlock the achievement.
Popular Islander – This achievement is the last one concerning quests. It becomes available after completing Peter’s eighth questline, What is Alchemy? Searching for a Scoop, Island Reporter, Dry House Reopening!, About Textbooks, Holiday for the Traveler, Doctor’s Memory, and Interview Request are the keys to our success.
Musclebound Alchemist – This achievement is fairly simple: we need to level Ryza up to level 50. Note that the achievement means Ryza’s battle level, aka the one that increases with battle XP, and not her alchemy level. After finishing the story and defeating every boss, you should already be done, or be at least pretty close to level 50.
The Courageous One – In order to achieve this achievement, you need to achieve a braver role for one of your characters. Doing so is extremely easy in theory since it only requires you to get level 10 in all 3 roles (Offense, Defense, and Support), but attempting to do so will turn out to be kind of complicated. There are many equipment combinations that work, so try to find one that fits your playstyle. Alchemy level 99 will make your life that much easier.
Fully Fatal Drive – To get this achievement, you need to unleash every character’s Fatal Drive, a powerful move unlocked at level 40. Fighting the Eternal Sculpture in the Broken Defense Line is going to provide some easy chances to achieve this achievement.
The First Step – You will soon be able to write the Exploration Records after unlocking the hideout. These records can be written after finding every single landmark in a given area. This achievement is unlocked after writing your first Exploration Record.
Our Adventure Memory – As previously stated, you must unlock the hideout. After seeing every single landmark and writing every single record, you will unlock this achievement.
Secret Treasure – To unlock this achievement, you will need to complete your first Treasure Hunt. Treasure Hunts are little side quests where you will have to explore certain areas of the game to find clues. After gathering 5 clues, you will be able to unlock a treasure. Treasure Hunts can be unlocked after finishing certain quest lines:
- Peter’s questline
- Romy’s questline
- Barbara’s questline
- Daniel’s questline
- Pamela’s questline
Note that the random chests found throughout the world do not count towards this achievement.
Treasure Hunter – You can get this achievement after completing every Treasure Hunt available.
Godly Puni – Slay the Shining Puni, found on Limewick Hill, Main Road. He can be found at the center of the map.
Fierce Valley King – Lewes Valley, slay the savage assassin on the Valley Path. He’s at the center of the map.
Holy Tower Sentinel – Slay the Mirage Master in the Sanctuary Garden, Pynnor Holy Tower. She can be found on the left side of the bridge, under the stairway.
Legendary Giant – Slay the Eternal S culture at the end of the Broken Defense Line in the Loire Valley.
Fallen Champion – Slay the Noble Paladin atop the Spiral Hall, Pynnor Holy Tower.
Rainmaker – Slay the King of Storms in the center of the Ancient Battlefield, Lewes Valley. You’ll need the Wind Shoes to reach him.
Elemental Slayer – Slay the 5 Great Elements. You will need to finish the game first since the Great Dark Element spawns after finishing the main questline. The Elements are:
- Great Dark Element: Limewick Hill – Main Road
- Great Ice Element: Forgotten Altar – Sunken Mine
- Great Fire Element: Iron Race Summit – Weissberg Volcano
- Great Lighting Element: Heretic’s Lab – Pynnor Holy Tower
- Great Wind Element: Ancient Battlefield – Liese Valley
True Queen of Shadows – After finishing the game, you will be able to defeat a stronger version of the final boss. This can be achieved by getting the Travel Bottle: Underworld and creating a level 90 world (or using the password DU7U). It is possible to win the fight using the same equipment as before, but strengthening it is strongly advised.
Atelier Ryza – Not related only to exploration, of course, but achieved by unlocking every other achievement in the game. Giving it its own section sounded too posh. Not including it felt wrong.