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Final Fantasy 16 Hunt locations and how to unlock Hunt Board

All 32 Hunt locations and when they unlock.

Final Fantasy 16 Hunts, also known as Bounties, are picked up from the Hunt Board at the Hideaway, and each one pits Clive against a unique 'Notorious Mark' who tend to be tougher than the usual types of mini-bosses.

The hardest of these are S Rank Hunts, and they're also the trickiest to find, as each Hunt in Final Fantasy 16 isn't pinned to the map. Instead, you have to work out where they are with the clues provided on the board, and some of them are incredibly vague.

To save you time, we've listed all Hunt locations in Final Fantasy 16 below, including how to unlock the Hunt Board, and what Hunt rewards you get for slaying each Mark.

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Final Fantasy 16 Hunts explained

Hunts have appeared in many Final Fantasy games over the years with slightly different mechanics each time, but the core objective stays the same: get a bounty and go slay it for rewards.

Seems simple enough, but in Final Fantasy 16 you have to actually work out where a Hunt target is located, as their positions aren't pinned to the map. This can be as easy as looking at the 'Location' description of a target on the Hunt Board, or as hard as trying to work out what province you should even be looking for it in.

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There is also no way to pin a Hunt to your quest list, so we recommend taking a screenshot or a picture of each bounty description to refer back to, instead of having to return to the Hunt Board every time.

Each Hunt - also referred to as a bounty or 'Notorious Mark' - is assigned a grade: C, B, A, or S. The easiest to locate and battle are C Rank targets, and the toughest are given an S Rank. S Rank Hunts are far harder than even the A Ranks, so it's best to leave them until near the end of the game, or when you're at a similar Level to them, or higher.

The spoils for defeating each individual Hunt are different, but you'll always be rewarded EXP, Ability Points, Gil, and Renown for slaying a Notorious Mark, and the higher the Hunt rank, the more you get.

If you want to start taking on Hunts, you'll have to visit the Hunt Board first, but it isn't available at the start of the game.

How to unlock Hunt Board in Final Fantasy 16

You have to wait a while to start doing Hunts in Final Fantasy 16, as the Hunt Board only unlocks during 'The Gathering Storm' main quest. You'll come across your first Notorious Mark, Ahriman, while on this quest. Fighting it here is optional, but we recommend killing Ahriman while on the quest to save some time later.

When you return to the Hideaway during 'The Gathering Storm', a few new features will be available, including the Hunt Board, which is located next to Nektar the Moogle. To unlock more bounties on the Hunt Board, you'll have to progress with the story. Keep a look out for the yellow marker on the Hunt Board symbol, as this tells you when new targets are available.

Additionally, some Hunts only appear on the Hunt Board if you have started the required side quest. We've detailed what these side quests are below, along with every other Hunt location.

Final Fantasy 16 Hunt locations

There are 32 Hunts in Final Fantasy 16, and you get the 'Hunter, Hunted' Trophy for slaying each of their Notorious Marks. These monsters also drop useful crafting materials needed for some of the best gear in the game.

Below, in addition to their locations with a map picture, we've also detailed when the Hunts appear on the Hunt Board, and what rewards you get for slaying each bounty.

In the same order you unlock them, here's all Hunt locations in Final Fantasy 16:

Hunt Location Rank Level How to Unlock Rewards
Ahriman Southeast corner of Sorrowise, between Martha's Rest and The Auldhyl Docks obelisks (Rosaria)
C Rank Level 25 Found during 'The Gathering Storm' main quest x10 Magicked Ash
x1 Meteorite
200 EXP
35 Ability Points
5,000 Gil
10 Renown
The Angel of Death (Aruna) Western side of Claireview, between Lostwing and Northreach (Sanbreque)
C Rank Level 27 Complete the 'Release' part of 'The Gathering Storm' main quest. x1 Clouded Eye
350 EXP
40 Ability Points
6,200 Gil
10 Renown
Belphegor Southern corner of The Broken Hilt, close to Eastpool (Rosaria)
B Rank Level 30 Complete the 'Release' part of 'The Gathering Storm' main quest. x2 Dragon Talon
700 EXP
60 Ability Points
8,000 Gil
20 Renown
Dozmare (griffin) Southeast corner of Norvent Valley (Sanbreque)
B Rank Level 28 Unlocked as part of the 'Blacksmith's Blues' side quest which is available after completing the 'Black or White' main quest x1 Scarletite
x1 Meteorite
650 EXP
55 Ability Points
8,500 Gil
20 Renown
Sekhret Northwest corner of Greensheaves, which is north of Martha's Rest (Rosaria)
B Rank Level 31 Complete 'Fire and Ice' main quest x1 Minotaur Mane
800 EXP
60 Ability Points
8,200 Gil
20 Renown
Severian North area of Sorrowise, which is west of Martha's Rest (Rosaria)
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B Rank Level 31 Complete 'Fire and Ice' main quest x1 Electrum
800 EXP
70 Ability Points
8,500 Gil
20 Renown
Muddy Murder (Flan Prince) North corner of Hawk's Cry Cliff, which is east of The Aludhyl Docks (Rosaria)
A Rank Level 38 Complete 'Capital Punishment' main quest x1 Gelatinous
5,200 EXP
95 Ability Points
12,000 Gil
30 Renown
A Hill to Die On (Fastitocalon) Northeast corner of The Velkroy Desert (Dhalmekian Republic)
B Rank Level 34 Complete 'Bolts from the Blue' main quest x2 Scarletite
1,100 EXP
65 Ability Points
10,000 Gil
20 Renown
Soul Stingers East corner of The Fields of Corava, near the Empty Hovel (Dhalmekian Republic)
C Rank Level 32 Complete 'Into the Darkness' main quest x50 Sharp Fang
x20 Bloody Hide
10 Magicked Ash
400 EXP
40 Ability Points
5,500 Gil
10 Renown
Grimalkin The Cattery, which is south of The Sickle and east of The Jaw (Dhalmekian Republic)
C Rank Level 32 Complete 'Into the Darkness' main quest x1 Grimalkin Hide
500 EXP
45 Ability Points
6,100 Gil
10 Renown
The Nine of Knives Middle of The Jaw (Dhalmekian Republic)
A Rank Level 38 Complete 'Into the Darkness' main quest x25 Wyritte
x2 Meteorite
5,000 EXP
90 Ability Points
10,500 Gil
30 Renown
The Breaker of Worlds (Atlas) East corner of Cressida (Rosaria)
S Rank Level 45 Complete 'Into the Darkness' main quest x1 Fallen Iron
x1 Orichalcum
15,000 EXP
120 Ability Points
20,000 Gil
50 Renown
Bomb King The Crock, which is east of The Dragon's Aery and north of The Imperial Chase (Sanbreque)
B Rank Level 33 Unlocked as part of the 'Weird Science' side quest which is available after completing the 'Letting Off Steam III' part of the 'Out of the Shadow' main quest x1 Bomb Ember
1,000 EXP
65 Ability Points
9,000 Gil
20 Renown
The Ten of Clubs Southeast corner of The Fields of Corava (Dhalmekian Republic)
B Rank Level 35 Complete 'Fire in the Sky' main quest x1 Scarletite
x1 Meteorite
2,200 EXP
70 Ability Points
9,200 Gil
20 Renown
The Mageth Brothers Quietsands, which is north of The Silken Strand and Port Isolde (Rosaria)
A Rank Level 38 Complete 'Fire in the Sky' main quest x2 Meteorite
5,100 EXP
90 Ability Points
13,000 Gil
30 Renown
Ruin Reawakened (Svarog) South corner of Mornebrume, which is south of Glorieuse and east of Norvent Valley (Sanbreque)
S Rank Level 50 Complete 'Fire in the Sky' main quest x1 Orichalcum
x1 Fallen Enigma
x1 Amber
x1 Empty Shard
31,250 EXP
300 Ability Points
30,000 Gil
60 Renown
The Pack In a corner South of Tabor and The Gilded Path (Dhalmekian Republic)
Level 33 C Rank Unlocked during the 'Things Fall Apart' main quest x20 Sharp Fang
x50 Bloody Hide
x10 Magicked Ash
700 EXP
50 Ability Points
5,800 Gil
10 Renown
The Man in Black (Holy Trumpitour) At the end of the Cellar Passage in Lostwing. You have to go down the ladder in the small church to access the Cellar Passage (Sanbreque)
B Rank Level 36 Unlocked during the 'Cloak and Dagger' main quest x1 Scarletite
x1 Meteorite
2,200 EXP
75 Ability Points
9,800 Gil
20 Renown
Dread Comet On the east road between The Sickle and The Fields of Corava (Dhalmekian Republic)
A Rank Level 38 Complete 'Evenfall' main quest x1 Comet Feather
6,625 EXP
90 Ability Points
13,000 Gil
30 Renown
Carrot The Whispering Waters, which is east of Three Reeds and north of the Coertail Falls marker (Rosaria)
B Rank Level 35 Unlocked as part of the 'Please Sir, Can I Have Some Morbol' side quest which is available after completing the 'Like Father, Like Daughter' part of the 'A Song of Hope' main quest x1 Morbol Tendril
x1 Morbol Flower
2,000 EXP
70 Ability Points
10,000 Gil
20 Renown
The Tricephalic Terror (Gorgimera) Western area of The Velkroy Desert, which is north of The Dalimil Inn (Dhalmekian Republic)
S Rank Level 45 Unlocked during the 'Across the Narrow' main quest x1 Orichalcum
15,000 EXP
120 Ability Points
20,000 Gil
50 Renown
Pandemonium Wolfdarr, which is northwest of The Shadow Coast and southwest of The Angry Gap (Waloed)
S Rank Level 35 Unlocked during the 'Footfalls in Ash' main quest x1 Stained Loincloth
15,000 EXP
120 Ability Points
20,000 Gil
50 Renown
Gobermouch Eistla village, up the western stairs (Waloed)
A Rank Level 38 Complete 'The Last King' main quest x1 Primitive Battlehorn
4,800 EXP
90 Ability Points
15,000 Gil
30 Renown
Bygul In the middle of Kritten Hollow (Waloed)
A Rank Level 40 Complete 'The Last King' main quest x1 Coeurl Whisker
x1 Meteorite
8,000 EXP
100 Ability Points
16,000 Gil
35 Renown
Agni Between Halfcombe and The Edge of Infinity (Waloed)
A Rank Level 40 Complete 'The Last King' main quest x1 Stone Tongue
8,000 EXP
100 Ability Points
15,500 Gil
35 Renown
Usher to the Underworld (Thanatos) Titan's Wake, north path (Dhalmekian Republic)
A Rank Level 42 Complete 'The Last King' main quest x1 Darksteel
9,000 EXP
110 Ability Points
17,000 Gil
45 Renown
The Blood Moon (Terminus) The Crock, which is east of Dragon's Aery and north of The Imperial Chase (Sanbreque)
A Rank Level 40 Complete 'The Last King' main quest x2 Meteorite
3,200 EXP
85 Ability Points
9,800 Gil
35 Renown
Kuza Beast Dalmung Dark, the building west of Ravenwit Walls near Kritten Hollow (Waloed)
A Rank Level 40 Unlocked as part of the 'Nobody's Tool' side quest, which becomes available during the 'Back to Their Origin' main quest x1 Behemoth Shackle
x2 Meteorite
5,500 EXP
90 Ability Points
16,000 Gil
35 Renown
The Masterless Marauder (Behemoth King) North Vidargraes, near the obolisk (Waloed)
S Rank Level 47 Complete the 'Nobody's Tool' side quest, which becomes available during the 'Back to Their Origin' main quest x1 Behemoth Shackle
x1 Orichalcum
20,000 EXP
200 Ability Points
20,000 Gil
55 Renown
The Wailing Banshee (Gizamaluk) Small Garnick village, western Vidargraes (Waloed)
A Rank Level 41 Complete the 'An Inconvenient Truth' side quest, which becomes available from Clive's letters during the 'Back to Their Origin' main quest x1 Clouded Eye
x20 Sharp Fang
x10 Magicked Ash
3,000 EXP
80 Ability Points
9,700 Gil
45 Renown
The Grim Reaper (Prince of Death) In the east area of Cape Orsiere, which is northwest of Northreach (Sanbreque)
A Rank Level 40 Complete the 'Under New Management II' side quest, which becomes available during the 'Back to Their Origin' main quest x1 Darksteel
8,000 EXP
100 Ability Points
15,000 Gil
45 Renown
Knight of the Splendent Heart The Penitent's Gate, northeast tip of the Royal Meadows above Northreach (Sanbreque)
A Rank Level 42 Complete the 'Under New Management II' side quest, which becomes available during the 'Back to Their Origin' main quest x2 Meteorite
9,000 EXP
105 Ability Points
17,000 Gil
35 Renown

The very best of luck taking on Hunts in Final Fantasy 16!

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