There are some characters in octopathic traveler 2 that they can pick up additional attacks and abilities in battle as they go. For example, Agnea can seduce an NPC to fight alongside her and add an extra effect to her dances. Ochette can capture monsters in battle and then use them with the Taunt ability for an attack or turn them into food. In octopathic traveler 2, Hikari can challenge NPCs for learned skills, which might leave someone wondering if there’s a limit to how many she can learn. If there is. It’s five.

Is that how it works. After Hikari’s first chapter or when you recruit him, you will find that he has a learned ability called Hachimonjigiri. As you walk through the city, you will come across NPCs. If it’s daylight, you can use Challenge to learn their ability if they have one. You can see what this ability is in advance, so you can know if you already have it or want it. This screen will also show the opponent’s strength and if Hikari is at a high enough level to initiate the challenge.

If you choose to challenge the NPC, after winning the fight, you can reach the limit of learned skills that Hikari can possess in octopathic traveler 2. If he did, you can choose which of the five he already knows how to forget. In battle, you will always have access to the five abilities you choose to keep.

octopathic traveler 2 is available for Switch, PS4, PS5 and PC. A demo is available.

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