Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (2024)

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The Hope of Noponkind in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the Ascension Quest of Ino, the new Hero in Wave 2 of the DLC Expansion Pass, so completing it allows you to rank Noponic Champion up to level 20. Read on for a detailed walkthrough that includes how to unlock the quest, all rewards, and the quest location.

List of Contents

  • Location and Rewards
  • Unlock Conditions
  • Character and Class Limit Broken
  • Walkthrough
  • Related Guides

The Hope of Noponkind Location and Rewards

Fornis Region - Namba Mound

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How to Unlock and Recommended Level

Chapter DLC
How to Unlock Purchase the Expansion Pass, complete the Standard Quest “Going Full HD” and rank up the Noponic Champion class to Rank 10 on any of your characters.
Recommended Level 48
Quest Giver N/A
Required Hero Ino

Rewards

Gold EXP SP
5050 G 5190 EXP 10 SP
Item Rewards
None

The Hope of Noponkind Unlock Conditions

Before you can unlock this quest you must first complete the following unlock conditions.

All Unlock Conditions for The Hope of Noponkind
1 This quest is part of Wave 2 of the DLC Expansion Pass. You must purchase and install it before starting the quest.
2 Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (4)Recruit Ino, the new Hero introduced in the DLC, by completing her Hero Quest: Champion of the Nopon.
3 Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (5)Rank Up the Noponic Champion Class to Rank 10 in any of your main characters.
4 Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (6)Complete the Standard Quest: Going Full HD
5 Reach at least Chapter 5 of the Main Story

Character and Class Limit Broken

Ino - Noponic Champion Class

Character Class Role
Ino Noponic Champion Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (9)Defender

Completing this quest allows you to rank up the Noponic Champion class past Rank 10, all the way up to Rank 20. Since Ino is a Hero, their class also instantly ranks up to Rank 20.

The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough

The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (10)Head to Namba Mound Camp to accept the quest

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (11)Travel to Engardo Pass Camp in Pentelas

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (12)Walk to the Quest Marker to the north of Pentelas

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (13)Battle the Nopon Eater

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (14)Head Back to Engardo Pass Camp

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (15)Give the required items to Sunny

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (16)Travel to the Cadensia Region near Seaspray Lookout

Ino's Ascension Quest: The Hope of Noponkind Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles 3|Game8 (17)Battle and defeat the Nopon Eater

Head to Namba Mound Camp to Accept the Quest

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Once you reach Chapter 5 of the main story and after you have completed the unlock conditions mentioned above, you will see a a ? over Namba Mound Camp in the Fornis Region if you have Ino in your party. Head to the ? and watch a short cutscene to accept the quest.

Travel to Engardo Pass Camp in Pentelas

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After accepting the quest, head to the quest marker in Engardo Pass Camp where you will trigger another cutscene. Ino will talk to her friend Paroro about the whereabouts of a Nopon Eater.

Walk to the Quest Marker to the North of Pentelas

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Another quest marker will appear to the north of the Pentalas Region. Head over to this area to confront the Nopon Eater.

Battle the Nopon Eater

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Upon arriving at the quest marker, you will see a giant bird harassing a group of Nopon. Start battle with the giant bird and lower its health. Before you can totally defeat the Nopon Eater however, it will fly away.

Head Back to Engardo Pass Camp

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After another cutscene, you will need to head back to the Engardo Pass Camp where you will meet up with Sunny, the Nopon who first told you of the Nopon Eater.

Give the Required Items to Sunny

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Talk to Sunny after the cutscene to see a list of required items. Each item will fill up the gauge at the top of the screen by a certain number of percentage points. You'll need to completely fill up the gauge to 100% to move on to the next objective.

Item Percentage Filled
Panda Pansy +15%
Suite Pea +15%
Anarchy Orchid +5%
Chrysanthemany +10%
Black Iris +10%
Shiny Rose +5%
Mosaic Petal +10%
Honking Shrub +15%

Travel to the Cadensia Region near Seaspray Lookout

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After filling up the gauge, Sunny will give you an OP Pollen Orb that will help you defeat the Nopon Eater. Head to the Cadensia Region and find the Nopon Eater near Seaspray Lookout across the rope.

Battle and Defeat the Nopon Eater

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Once you confront the Nopon Eater, you will need to battle it once again. After reaching half-health, Ino will throw the OP Pollen Orb at the bird during a cutscene. This resets its health, and you'll need to battle it again until it is defeated.

After beating the Nopon Eater and watching the final cutscene, the quest is complete.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Related Guides

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List of All Ascension Quests

All Ascension Quests

I'm a Mechanic Side Story: Eunie
Side Story: Lanz Survivors
Reasons to Evolve Payback for Treason
Side Story: Mio Culinary Repertoire
Side Story: Sena Shadow of Enmity
Side Story: Taion A Farewell Reset
Inescapable Past Effervescent Heart
Promise to the Future My Memories
Side Story: Noah Knowing Your Family
A Deep-Seated Scar Happiness
Invisible Bond Grasping My Future
From Atop Her Throne The Hope of Noponkind
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