Although there are 20 cocoons that can be found in PSO2: NGS, only 8 cocoon locations are known.
You are invited to become part of the Artificial Relict to Keep Species (ARKS) organisation in this thrilling video game, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (PSO2: NGS).
As the game’s name suggests, it is an updated version of the classic game, Phantasy Star Online 2. Although there are similar features in both games, you will encounter updated graphics and mechanics in NGS.
The game is set in the fictitious realm of Halpha, 1000 years after the events of Oracle. You can explore a vast open world, defeat enemies, complete quests, and discover interesting features of the game. While exploring, you may come across cocoons, which can be found in various areas.
What are cocoons?
Cocoons are peculiar structures in the fields of Halpha. Contained within them are enclosed instanced quests, which teach you new movements and combat techniques. Players will be rewarded once the quest is completed.
You will also receive skill points, which you can use to unlock class skills at the Class Counter. Bear in mind that you only receive 1 skill point for every cocoon quest that you complete. Players can currently earn 20 skill points from cocoons.
After finding a cocoon, you must interact with it to discover the quest details. Players are also shown party settings that they can use to restrict access to the party.
PSO2 NGS: Cocoon locations
There are currently 20 cocoon structures that you can discover in the vast open world. On your map, cocoons are indicated by pink, barrel-like icons.
There are 8 known cocoon locations, but these structures are not necessarily out in the open. Thus, it is advisable that you look for large, black cubes while you are exploring.
You can find cocoons in the Aelio Region:
|First step||Players can find this cocoon northeast of Central City while completing The First Trial quest|
|Enhanced Enemy||This structure can be found to the west of Central City, when you are following the Advice from Liu Lin II quest|
|Wild Rush||To access this cocoon, you need to reach the top of Mount Piccolt. You also have to defeat 42 enemies once you are inside|
|Runway||You can find this cocoon by entering the cave behind a waterfall east of the Balflow Falls|
|Test Flight||Players have to glide from the northwest peninsula to the small island just off the coast to access this cocoon|
|Roaring Rush||It is near the southwest corner of the map, just below Crykau Hills|
|Swift Jump||You can find it in the open north of the Halphana Wetlands|
|Fleeting Flight||This cocoon is situated on an island south of Halphia Lake|
It is worth noting that you must complete the quest before you can earn the rewards.
Aelio Cocoon quests
Since each cocoon’s quest is unique, players have to perform specific tasks at every cocoon to complete the quest, which are:
|Quest name||Quest description|
|First step||Players have to complete a training course while using movement techniques and weapons to destroy targets|
|Enhanced Enemy||To complete this quest, you must defeat a lone Pedas Sword. At the back of its neck, you will find a yellow core that reduces damage from the Pedas Sword. When the core is broken, the shield is removed|
|Wild Rush||Players have to defeat 42 enemies to complete this quest|
|Runway||You have to reach the finish point to complete the quest|
|Test Flight||You have to reach the finish point to complete the quest|
|Roaring Rush||Players must successfully cross the finish point to complete the quest|
|Swift Jump||This quest features a platforming challenge, which consists of platforms that are suspended over a bottomless void|
|Fleeting Flight||For this quest, you have to defeat the powerful Bujin|
As mentioned, there are only 8 known locations of cocoons in PSO2: NGS, which means that you have to find the other cocoons on your own. Keep in mind that you also have to complete the quests when you discover a cocoon:
|Retem||Vanishing Path||Players have to defeat the Fortos Laser|
|Kvaris||Crazy Tail||To complete the quest, you have to defeat the Pangolan|
|Retem||Narrow Cage||You have to defeat all enemies to complete the quest|
|Kvaris||Clockwork Prison||Players have to defeat the Malachroid|
|Retem||Parkour Master||You have to defeat all enemies|
Each cocoon in the game has a main mission that you can complete to earn rewards. However, some cocoons also have side missions, namely:
|Quest name||Side mission|