The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Theoretical Knowledge sidequest quizzes players on their knowledge of both the game’s mechanics and its world. In our guide, we’ll go over all the answers you’ll need to clear this quest.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Theoretical Knowledge Unlock Requirements
Theoretical Knowledge is available partway through Chapter 3 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, but there are a few quests that must be completed first. To start, you must have progressed the story until after the Hero Quest “The Kind Right Hand” has been completed.
Then you must head to Alfeto Valley in the Aetia Region. Heading north from Gura Flava Camp will lead you to a question mark, which triggers the start of the Hero Quest “Goin Beyond Power”. Completing this will add Teach to your party, leading into another questline called “Teach’s Teachers”. The Colony Gamma request board will then start adding quests (only 2 to start with), including Theoretical Knowledge.
Theoretical Knowledge Questions and Answers
To complete Theoretical Knowledge, you must answer a series of questions — and get all of them right. The quiz is split into 2 parts, with the first covering the battle system, and the second covering the world of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Each time you attempt the quiz, the questions will be randomized, and you won't be required to answer the full list below.
Theoretical Knowledge Quiz Part 1
Q. Which of these combo routes is wrong? A. Break -> Topple -> Daze -> Beguiling Charms.
Q. Which attacks weaken the enemy? A. Debuffs.
Q. What is the most important component of a Chain Attack? A. The balance of roles within the party.
Q. What should an Attacker typically do if targeted by the enemy? A. Pull back and wait for a Defender to assist.
Q. Whose role is it to attract the enemy’s attention? A. Defenders
Q. What name is given to class-specific techniques? A. Talent Arts
Q. Which one of these is not a benefit of inflicting Daze? A. All allies recover HP.
Theoretical Knowledge Quiz Part 2
Q. What’s the name of the desert in the Fornis region? A. Dannagh Desert
Q. Who led their colony to victory over three colonies simultaneously? A. Silvercoat Ethel
Q. What’s the highest rank in a colony? A. Consul
Q. What does black fog cause? A. Annihilation Event
Q. What is the name of the jewel that can be mined in the Aetia region? Delicate Bell
Q. Which statement about the Flame Clocks in the Iris is correct? A. In Keves it’s in the right eye, Agnus, the left.
Q. Which colony rank comes after copper? A. Iron
Q. What equipment is exclusive to Kevesi soldiers? A. Power frames
Q. Where did Colony Sigma and Colony 9 fight? A. Everblight Plain
Theoretical Knowledge Rewards
Answering all of the questions correctly will net you a decent amount of EXP, Gold, and SP, plus 500 affinity points with Colony Gamma. If you haven’t completed any other quests in Colony Gamma, this will still be enough affinity to acquire the area’s second Affinity Bonus, Caravan Call. This adds the Gamma Traderpon once you revisit the colony, letting you trade for new collectibles.
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