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Ni no Kuni II Tainted Monsters Guide: Where to find all 60 tainted monsters

Ni no Kuni: Revenant Kingdom boasts a wealth of content to indulge in before and even after you have completed the main storyline. One of the greatest challenges are the Tainted Monsters, large boss characters that not only prove to be challenging, but also serve as a nice source of experience points for your party!

The thing is, despite their purple aura, they're not always that easy to locate. That's why, to make things easier for you, we have gone ahead and compiled a list of all the tainted monsters found in No no Kuni II with this helpful guide!

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Where to Find Tainted Monsters in Ni no Kuni II

There are 60 Tainted Monsters to be found around the world of Ni no Kuni II in total, but at the beginning, you only have access to the first 50. Only once they have been defeated will you have the opportunity to dispatch the other 10. Defeating all 60 will give you the Scourge of the Tainted trophy!

A number of these monsters are a part of the side quests in the game, so this is important. Before you decide to approach these monsters, make sure you are fully prepared as even their given Level may not tell the whole story. Make sure you have plenty of healing items and have eaten some meals ahead of the battle.

To make this list easy to navigate, I have gone ahead and ordered this list by its almanac listing. There are also a number of monsters that require you to start a Side Quest before they will spawn, so we noted those in brackets. There are a few we don't have the exact quest for, but we will update once we find that out.

#01 Googah - Lv.22

  • Location: Wiggly Way near Jumblewoods

  • Rewards: 36331 Exp, 1580 G, Elite Sorcerer’s Ring

#02 Prangles - Lv.22

  • Location: Spineshiver Grove [Side Quest 27: The Hard-Nosed Huntress]

  • Rewards: 36332 Exp, 1400 G, Three-Leafed Soreaway

#03 Magmanimus - Lv.22

  • Location: Shipshire Cape near Goldpaw [Side Quest 4: A Favor for Nu Bi]

  • Rewards: 36332 Exp, 1430 G, Strong Sixth Censer x5

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#04 Clangston - Lv.23

  • Location: Heartlands near Spineshiver Grove

  • Rewards: 37988 Exp, 1650 G, Bone Mail

#05 Mortimer - Lv.23

  • Location: Tightfit Cavern, north of Rubbly Ruins [Side Quest 5: Hang On, Hoi Den]

  • Rewards: 37988 Exp, 1500 G, Angel’s Tear x5

#06 Mystral - Lv.24

  • Location: Sundown Woods

  • Rewards: 39646 Exp, 2240 G, Wizard’s Posy

#07 Stormigan - Lv.25

  • Location: Looksee Cave

  • Rewards: 41306 Exp, 2330 G, Soldier’s Spear

#08 Conflagra - Lv.26

  • Location: Sundown Coast [Requires Quest]

  • Rewards: 42967 Exp, 2200 G, Sage’s Secret x3

#09 Whammity - Lv.27

  • Location: Dugout

  • Rewards: 44630 Exp, 2510 G, Greatsword

#10 Quilla - Lv.29

  • Location: Starboard Isle

  • Rewards: 47961 Exp, 2700 G, Hurly Handgun

#11 Lily - Lv.30

  • Location: Shallow Shoals

  • Rewards: 49629 Exp, 2790 G, Sea Breeze Sandals

#12 Yvan - Lv.31

  • Location: Shallow Shoals

  • Rewards: 51298 Exp, 2890 G, Castle Crusher

#13 Puddley - Lv.33

  • Location: Shrine of Pining

  • Rewards: 54642 Exp, 3780 G, Iceberg Blaster

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#14 Fanger - Lv.34

  • Location: Jack Frost’s Playground (ice continent)

  • Rewards: 56316 Exp, 3890 G, Backshot Bow

#15 Scintilla - Lv.34

  • Location: Capaneus’s Crypt [Side Quest 48: A Career Cut Short]

  • Rewards: 56316 Exp, 3540 G, All-Be-Gone x3

#16 Grimwit - Lv.35

  • Location: Upheer Plain

  • Rewards: 57992 Exp, 4010 G, Elite Warrior’s Ring

#17 Grimpopo - Lv.37

  • Location: Makronos

  • Rewards: 61348 Exp, 5030 G, Giant’s Bow

#18 Abnorma - Lv.37

  • Location: Eert Grove [Side Quest 56: Unfun Fungus]

  • Rewards: 61348 Exp, 4570 G, Soreaway Sweet x5

#19 Florette - Lv.38

  • Location: Fathomless Forest

  • Rewards: 63029 Exp, 5170 G, Autumn Mantle

#20 Twinky - Lv.38

  • Location: After researching the Rejuvenate Spell at Evermore Spellworks, visit Unsung Shrine and rebuild it by casting the spell on the ruins. The monster can be found within. 

  • Rewards: 63029 Exp, 5230 G, Cataclysm Ax

#21 Madusa - Lv.40

  • Location: Larboard Isle

  • Rewards: 66396 Exp, 5440 G, Strongbox Boots

#22 Boarcher - Lv.41

  • Location: Runaway Cave

  • Rewards: 68081 Exp, 5570 G, Starfall Sword

#23 Gaialith - Lv.42

  • Location: Jack Frost’s Playground

  • Rewards: 69768 Exp, 6610 G, Daredevil’s Armor

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#24 Dampo - Lv.43

  • Location: Near Makronos [Side Quest 53: Lycorias, The Doubtful Guard]

  • Rewards: 71457 Exp, 6150 G, One-And-All-Be-Gone

#25 Klogg - Lv.44

  • Location: Drylands [Side Quest 42: Daddy Come Home]

  • Rewards: 73148 Exp, 6300 G, Four-Leafed Soreaway x5

#26 BL-Ivion - Lv.44

  • Location: Powder Keg Cavern [Side Quest 78: Bot on the Run]

  • Rewards: 73148 Exp, 6360 G, Sovereign Soreaway Sweet x2

#27 Skyrch - Lv.45

  • Location: Near Broadleaf [Quest 75: Kent, the Magical Ore Analyst]

  • Rewards: 74840 Exp, 6440 G, Songbook No. 20

#28 Gryndl - Lv.28

  • Location: Drylands

  • Rewards: 74840 Exp, 7080 G, Giant’s Tooth

#29 Flappy - Lv.46

  • Location: Greenglade Cave [Side Quest 82: Rumpel, the Village Vet]

  • Rewards: 76533 Exp, 7480 G, Supreme Sixth Censer x2

#30 Swellhorn - Lv.46

  • Location: Wiggly Way

  • Rewards: 76533 Exp, 8230 G, Songbook No. 21

#31 Crystolith - Lv.47

  • Location: East Wood [Side Quest 115: A Not-So-Watchful Eye]

  • Rewards: 78229 Exp, 7640 G, Savior’s Tear x2

#32 Snotley - Lv.48

  • Location: Ding Dong Well [Side Quest 134: Pollution Solution]

  • Rewards: 79926 Exp, 7800 G, Great Sage’s Secret

#33 Akheilos - Lv.48

  • Location: Leucippes’ Labyrinth [Side Quest 109: Return to Sender]

  • Rewards: 88773 Exp, 8000 G, Wizard King’s Secret

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#34 Leolynx - Lv.49

  • Location: Western Woods [Side Quest 132: Grimm's Determination]

  • Rewards: 81624 Exp, 8120 G, Sovereign Soreaway x2

#35 Tusker - Lv.49

  • Location: Dampshoe Cave

  • Rewards: 81624 Exp, 8760 G, Fish Fork

#36 Twygg - Lv.51

  • Location: Wyverns’ Den [Side Quest 141: The Tainted Wyvern]

  • Rewards: 85026 Exp, 8290 G, Phoenix Tear

#37 Doombo - Lv.52

  • Location: Shivery Shrine

  • Rewards: 86730 Exp, 10420 G, Blackwing Bow

#38 Dahlia - Lv.53

  • Location: After beating the main story, reload your completion save and fast travel to the Belly of the Beast

  • Rewards: 88435 Exp, 10620 G, Spiteful Staff

#39 Grimbaba - Lv.54

  • Location: Nogo Plateau

  • Rewards: 90141 Exp, 10820 G, Steelpounder

#40 Toxina - Lv.56

  • Location: Backwaters

  • Rewards: 93560 Exp, 11220 G, Wild Attire

#41 BL-Ammo - Lv.57

  • Location: Near Broadleaf

  • Rewards: 95271 Exp, 11420 G, Frontier Flintlock

#42 Boarzerker - Lv.58

  • Location: Tumbledown Shrine

  • Rewards: 96984 Exp, 11620 G, Warlord’s Armor

#43 Charmigan - Lv.59

  • Location: After researching the Rejuvenate Spell at Evermore Spellworks, visit Sunshade Shrine and use the spell on the ruins to rebuild it. Enter the shrine afterward to find the monster inside.

  • Rewards: 98699 Exp, 12000 G, Prism Spear

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#44 Sporespew - Lv.62

  • Location: Shabby Shrine

  • Rewards: 103853 Exp, 13750 G, Wizard Costume

#45 Zapple - Lv.63

  • Location: Ice House

  • Rewards: 105574 Exp, 14100 G, Flutterby Staff

#46 Snickersnarl - Lv.64

  • Location: Northwest of Jack Frost’s Playground. [Side Quest 170: The Divine Silence]

  • Rewards: 107297 Exp, 12900 G, One-And-All-Be-Gone x2

#47 Sindulata - Lv.65

  • Location: Drylands

  • Rewards: 121102 Exp. 14410 G, Radiant Hearty Pendant

#48 Starless Knight - Lv.66

  • Location: Bleachbone Shrine [Side Quest 161: Testing the One True King]

  • Rewards: 121102 Exp. 14410 G, Radiant Hearty Pendant

#49 Ziggy  - Lv.68

  • Location: Found in Jack Frost’s Playground [Side Quest 164: A Tall Order]

  • Rewards: 114205 Exp, 13710 G, Songbook No. 24

#50 Storme - Lv.69

  • Location: Farflung Cape

  • Rewards:  115936 Exp, 15300 G, High Heal Pendant

As previously mentioned, you will need to take care of the first 50 Tainted Monsters before unlocking the last 10. You won't be able to encounter them without doing that first. These will prove to be an even greater challenge, so be fully prepared!

With that in mind, here are the rest:

#51 Lymina - Lv.71

  • Location: Eventide Trail

  • Rewards: 119403 Exp, 17270 G, Bastion Boots

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#52 Jellena - Lv.73

  • Location: Briney Shrine

  • Rewards: 122876 Exp, 17750 G, Soulbreaker

#53 Porcopalypto - Lv.74

  • Location:  Plainview Plateau

  • Rewards:  124615 Exp, 17990 G,  Goldpounder

#54 Congerer - Lv.75

  • Location: Visit Leucippes’ Labyrinth to find a cave on the purple island in the southeast area of the map. The monster can be found inside Seat of the Sea Beast.

  • Rewards:  140362 Exp, 18240 G,  Blightwing Bow

#55 Floode - Lv.77

  • Location: Cloudcoil Canyon

  • Rewards: 129842 Exp, 18720 G, Infernal Mail

#56 BL-Yte - Lv.78

  • Location: Factory Floors

  • Rewards: 131588 Exp, 18970 G, Nebula Sword

#57 Horraura - Lv.79

  • Location: Old Well

  • Rewards: 133335 Exp, 19210 G, Old Well

#58 Elkwhisker - Lv.83

  • Location: Nogo Plateau

  • Rewards: 140340 Exp, 21960 G, Pyramid Beam

#59 Mangala - Lv.86

  • Location: Shrine of Unity

  • Rewards: 145610 Exp, 22760 G, Unbreakable Necklace

#60 Humphrey - Lv.90

  • Location: Forest of Niall

  • Rewards: 152661 Exp, 23810 G, Executioner's Ring

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