Is There a Limit to Ochette's Monster Captures in Octopath Traveler 2?

Is There a Limit to Ochette’s Monster Captures in Octopath Traveler 2?

In each Octopath Traveler game, there is a Hunter capable of capturing monsters. They can then use the Provoke ability to send them out to attack opponents. There also tends to be a limit as to how many “friends” they can have on-hand. In Octopath Traveler 2 that Hunter is Ochette, and the limit for monster captures for her is six.

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However, this doesn’t mean Ochette has only six monsters with her at all times. She actually can have up to seven with her. This is because Akala, the creature she starts out her story with, is considered special and exempt from that count. So while the limit to Ochette’s monster captures in Octopath Traveler 2 is six, she will have seven she can use at any time in-game.

So what happens if you hit Ochette’s monster captures limit while in a battle in Octopath Traveler 2? Well, that’s fairly easy. The game will offer a prompt asking if you want to “prepare” one of the beasts you already have on hand to make room for the new one. It will then show you the brief list of beasts you could turn into food, also noting their strength and the type of damage they’d deal. You can then choose to prepare one of them or give up on acquiring the new captured monster.

Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.


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