Along with the plethora monsters that players can recruit in the wild, there are a lot of hidden ones that are scattered throughout different time periods. These monsters are considered very rare and is only possible to recruit when Mog finds it!
In Final Fantasy XIII-2, there are three useful hidden monster crystals that contains a very rare monsters. Once they’re fully developed and maxed their skills, they can be a helpful ally in the party. Among of the seven monsters that are beneficial in the party is the Silver Chocobo and Chichu.
Here are the list of the monsters that are hidden within the cyrstals. Mog’s Moogle Throw is the only ability that players can use to uncover them.
Location: Academia 4xx AF
How To: In order to get the Silver Chocobo, you must use Mog’s Moogle Throw underneath the holographic Cocoon inside the Academia Headquarter where Hope and Alyssa are. It’s recommended that you have Mog’s Manifestation Fragment Skill as it will increase the chances of getting it. Be patient when doing this as it will take a lot of tries.
Note: The Silver Chocobo will be very useful in winning Chocobo Racing in Serendipity. Max out the Crystarium chart and it will become a one useful Sentinel in the party.
Location: Archylte Steppe
How To: South from the Nomad Camp, search for the area with red patches of flowers. Use Moogle Throw two times and you should Chichu.
Note: Chichu has a great defense when leveled up properly. The creature is pretty much 30% resistant to any attacks and is a very good party member for those who are seeking for a Commando role. Chichu can be considered as one of the strongest monster in the game in terms of both defense and offense. However, expect to spend a lot of money for gathering the required monster material to level it up.
Location: Archylte Steep
How To: Once you have access to the Clearwater Marshes, look for a small island (Small patches of land around the water). Keep on throwing Moogle onto that island until you get Nanochu. The probability in getting Nanochu is slim and will require about 30-50 tries depending on your luck.
Note: Nanochu is the same as Chichu when it comes in having a good defense. However, if you are seeking for a good Synergiest, Nanochu will be your best bet.
There are four more hidden crystals scattered within the game but they aren’t good enough to be considered as “useful”. But if you insist, they are Cactuarama found in the Dying World 700AF. Leyak in Sunleth Waterscape 300AF and Rangda / Cactuarina in New Bodhum 003AF.