FFXIV All Emote Unlocks Guide

How to unlock every emote in FFXIV, from quest rewards and grindables to which are Mog Station-exclusive or otherwise.

Final Fantasy XIV emotes come in all sorts, and for those getting social in Eorzea, they're a big part of messing around with friends or interacting with strangers without actually having to say anything to them.

Emotes are further to the front of most player's minds in FFXIV than most other MMORPGs just because of how many they are, how detailed they are, and because they function as a bit of a carrot on a stick for more socially-focused players. Why talk to someone when you can just pet or slap them? I dunno, but I love high-fiving Roegadyns in the butt.

You start with plenty of emotes, but there are just about as many unlockable emotes in FFXIV that either fall into your lap or you have to go out of your way to unlock, sometimes following whole quest chains to get them. Further still, some require you buy them with real money or are tied to figurine purchases.

We're going to go over every single unlockable emote in FFXIV in this guide, along with exactly how you unlock them. This includes emotes that come from quest chains, as well as where to start the initial quest and the unlock requirements.

The one odd emote that does not fit into any of the categories listed below is Fist Bump, which is only obtainable by having a friend use your campaign code for the Recruit a Friend campaign, which is perpetual. Your code can be found on the Mog Station.

FFXIV Emote Unlock Requirements

The emotes below are listed in alphabetical order to make it easier to find the one you are looking for. Those with books, whether tradeable or not, have the book names listed next to the emote names.

At the time of writing, the Vexed emote is available through the Make It Rain campaign.

Emotes that are tradeable have three asterisks *** at the end of their unlock information. These can be bought and sold on the market board, if you've got the coin and don't feel like going out of your way for them.

  • Aback (Ballroom Etiquette - Bewilderment) - Sold by Kasumi at the Gold Saucer (7.3,7.4) for 5,000 gil.

  • At Ease (Ballroom Etiquette - At Ease) - Sold by your Grand Company Quartermaster for 40,000 Grand Company Seals.

  • Attention (Ballroom Etiquette - Attention) - Sold by your Grand Company Quartermaster for 40,000 Grand Company Seals.

  • Ball Dance - Reward for the quest Help Me, Lord of the Dance (LVL 14, P'molminn in Ul'dah Steps of Nald (10.8,9.8)).

  • Battle Stance - Reward for the LVL 60 main story quest Causes and Costs.

  • Bee's Knees (Ballroom Etiquette - The Bee's Knees) - Sold by the Prize Claim at the Gold Saucer for 80,000 MGP.

  • Big Grin (Ballroom Etiquette - Pursuing Happiness) - Sold by the Prize Claim at the Gold Saucer for 20,000 MGP.

  • Box - Reward for the LVL 70 main story quest Arenvald's Adventure.

  • Break Fast (Ballroom Etiquette - Well Bread) - Purchased with 900 Skybuilders' Scrips in the Firmament. ***

  • Breath Control - Obtained by completing 10 command missions with your squadron.

  • Charmed (Ballroom Etiquette - Salacious Sentiments) - Sold by the Ananta beast tribe vendor for 5 Ananta Dreamstaves.

  • Confirm (Ballroom Etiquette - Scholarly Certitude) - May come from chests in LVL 70 treasure maps. ***

  • Eastern Bow - Reward for the LVL 62 main story quest Confederate Consernation.

  • Eat Apple (Ballroom Etiquette - Apples with Aplomb) - Obtained through Kupo of Fortune in the Firmament. ***

  • Eat Rice Ball (Ballroom Etiquette - Concealing Meals) - Obtained through Fete Presents or purchased with 1,800 Skybuilders Scrips in the Firmament. ***

Eat rice balls emote.

  • Elucidate (Ballroom Etiquette - Stimulating Soliloquies) - Sold by the Wolves' Den Provisioner in the Wolves' Den Pier.

  • Endure - Reward for the LVL 70 main story quest The Call.

  • Fist Pump (Ballroom Etiquette - Overzealous Affirmations) - May come from Moisture-warped Lockboxes found in Eureka Hydatos. ***

  • Gold Dance (Ballroom Etiquette - The Golden Dance) - Sold by the Prize Claim at the Gold Saucer for 80,000 MGP.

  • Gratuity - Reward for the LVL 70 quest What a Wonder-full World, which starts with The Ananta Maid's Tail in Kugane (13.1,9.8) only after you have reached Bloodsworn with all three Stormblood beast tribes and completed their final quests.

  • Greeting - Reward for the LVL 70 main story quest Tidings from the East.

  • Guard (Ballroom Etiquette - Pointed Misgivings) - Sold by the Resistance Quartermaster for 50 Bozjan Clusters in the Bozjan Southern Front. ***

  • Harvest Dance - Reward for the quest Saw That One Coming (LVL 14, Eral in New Gridania (12.1,13.2)).

  • Haurchefant - Reward for the LVL 60 quest The Burdens We Bear, which is part of a chain questline starting with The Oaths We Swear in Mor Dhona (22.1,5.1) and only opens up after completing the LVL 60 main story quest Litany of Peace.

  • Headache (Ballroom Etiquette - Feigning Fatigue) - Sold by Maudlin Latool Ja (U'ldah Steps of Thal (12.5,13) for 400 Allied Seals once you unlock the Blue Mage Log through completing Blue Mage quests up to LVL 60.

  • High Five (Ballroom Etiquette - Uncouth Congratulations) - Sold by the Skybuilders' Scrip vendor in the Firmament for 1,800 Skybuilders' Scrips. ***

  • Hum - Reward for completing the LVL 70 quest The Fire-bird Down Below, which is part of a chain questline starting with An Auspicious Encounter in The Ruby Sea (5.7,15.8), only after you have completed the LVL 70 main story quest Hope on the Waves.

  • Imperial Salute - Reward for the LVL 45 main story quest Acting the Part.

  • Insist (Ballroom Etiquette - Emphatic Elucidation) -  Sold by the Skybuilders' Scrip vendor in the Firmament for 1,800 Skybuilders' Scrips or can be a reward in Fete Presents. ***

  • Lali Hop (Ballroom Etiquette - The Lali Hop) - Sold by the Dwarven beast tribe vendor for 8 Hammered Frogments.

  • Lali-ho - Reward for the quest Learning to Lali-ho, which is part of a chain questline starting with the LVL 70 quest A Disagreeable Dwarf in Kholusia (12.5,9.3), only after you complete the LVL 78 main story quest Meet the Tholls.

  • Lean (Ballroom Etiquette - The Winsome Wallflower) - Sold by the Skybuilders' Scrip vendor in the Firmament for 1,800 Skybuilders' Scrips or can be a reward in Fete Presents. ***

  • Malevolence (Ballroom Etiquette -  Dark Entreaty) - Sold by the Resistance Quartermaster for 50 Bozjan Clusters in the Bozjan Southern Front. ***

  • Manderville Dance - Reward for completing the LVL 50 Hildibrand quest The Hammer.

  • Manderville Mambo - Reward for completing the final LVL 70 Hilibrand quest Don't Do the Dewprism.

  • Moogle Dance - Reward for completing the LVL 50 Moogle beast tribe quest Piecing Together the Past.

  • Moonlift Dance - Reward for the LVL 60 quest Eternity, Loyalty, Honesty, which is part of a chain questline that starts with When Good Dragons Go Bad in Idyllshire (7,7.3) only after you have reached Bloodsworn with all three Heavensward beast tribes and completed their final quests.

  • Most Gentlemanly - Reward for the LVL 50 Hildibrand quest Her Last Vow.

  • Paint It Black / Blue / Red / Yellow (Ballroom Etiquette - Decadent Decoration) - May come from chests in LVL 80 treasure maps. ***

  • Ponder - Reward for the LVL 70 main story quest Emissary of the Dawn.

  • Push-ups - Obtained by completing 10 command missions with your squadron.

  • Read (Ballroom Etiquette - Intelligent Impressions) - Sold by the Skybuilders' Scrip vendor in the Firmament for 1,800 Skybuilders' Scrips or can be a reward in Fete Presents. ***

  • Reflect (Ballroom Etiquette - Reflection) - Sold by your Grand Company Quartermaster for 10,000 Grand Company Seals.

  • Reprimand (Ballroom Etiquette - Refined Reproaches) - Sold by a Wolves' Den Provisioner at the Wolves' Den Pier for 15,000 Wolf Marks.

  • Ritual Prayer (Ballroom Etiquette -  Heathen Gestures) - Sold by the Kojin beast tribe vendor for 3 Kojin Sango.

Ritual prayer emote.

  • Scheme (Ballroom Etiquette - Ideal Gossip) - May come from Heat-warped Lockboxes found in Eureka Pyros. ***

  • Shiver (Ballroom Etiquette - Insufficient Petticoats) - May come from Cold-warped Lockboxes in Eureka Pagos. ***

  • Shush - Reward for completing the LVL 80 main story quest Death Unto Dawn.

  • Sit-ups - Obtained by completing 10 command missions with your squadron.

  • Spectacles - Reward for the LVL 60 quest Letters from No One, which is part of a chain questline that starts with Keeping the Ledger in The Pillars in Ishgard (6.3,9.4) only after you have completed the LVL 56 main story quest He Who Would Not Be Denied.

  • Step Dance - Reward for the quest Good for What Ales You (LVL 14, Dodozan in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (7.5,12.4)).

  • Sundrop Dance - Reward for the LVL 50 Vanu Vanu beast tribe quest Sundrop the Beat at Respected reputation.

  • Sweat (Ballroom Etiquette - Excessive Petticoats) - Sold by the Confederate Custodian in the Ruby Sea for 10 Empyrean Potsherds, which are obtained in the Heaven on High deep dungeon.

  • Sweep Up (Ballroom Etiquette - Next, Godliness) - Sold by the Skybuilders' Scrip vendor in the Firmament for 1,800 Skybuilders' Scrips. ***

  • Thavnairian Dance (Ballroom Etiquette - The Thavnairian Dance) - Sold by the Prize Claim at the Gold Saucer for 80,000 MGP.

  • Throw - Reward for the LVL 36 quest Toss Fit Workout in Coerthas Central Highlands (25,27.8).

  • Tomestone - Obtained by typing your account to the companion app.

  • Tremble (Ballroom Etiquette - Fear and Loathing) - Sold by the Wondrous Sundries merchant in Rhalgr's Reach (13.9,11.8) for 6 Mythic Clan Mark Logs, which cost 500 Centurio Seals each at the Centurio Seal Exchange in Rhalgr's or Kugane.

  • Victory - Reward for the LVL 60 main story quest A Spectacle for the Ages.

  • Water Flip - Reward for the LVL 63 main story quest In Soroban We Trust.

  • Winded (Ballroom Etiquette - Unseemly Exertions) - Sold by the Wondrous Sundries merchant in Rhalgr's Reach (13.9,11.8) for 6 Mythic Clan Mark Logs, which cost 500 Centurio Seals each at the Centurio Seal Exchange in Rhalgr's or Kugane.

  • Wring Hands (Ballroom Etiquette - Good Will Seeking) - May come from Zadnor Lockboxes in Zadnor. ***

  • Yol Dance (Ballroom Etiquette - The Yol Dance) - Sold by the Namazu beast tribe vendor for 8 Namazu Koban.

FFXIV Mog Station Emotes

A number of emotes in Final Fantasy XIV can only be obtained through the Mog Station for real money. Many of them are emotes from past events, though some were released as Mog Station exclusive.

Consider emote.

Always assume that an event-exclusive emote will be released on the Mog Station sometime after the event has ended, though it can take a very long time in some cases.

  • Backflip
  • Black Ranger Pose A
  • Black Ranger Pose B
  • Bomb Dance
  • Box Step
  • Cheer Jump
  • Cheer On
  • Cheer Wave
  • Consider
  • Crimson Lotus
  • Dote
  • Eastern Dance
  • Eastern Greeting
  • Eastern Stretch
  • Eureka
  • Flame Dance
  • Flower Shower
  • Get Fantasy
  • Goobbue Do
  • Heel Toe
  • Huzzah
  • Megaflare
  • Play Dead
  • Popoto Step
  • Power Up
  • Pretty Please
  • Red Ranger Pose A
  • Red Ranger Pose B
  • Senor Sabotender
  • Side Step
  • Snap
  • Songbird
  • Splash
  • Toast
  • Wasshoi
  • Yellow Ranger Pose A
  • Yellow Ranger Pose B

FFXIV External Purchase-exclusive Emotes

There are some emotes in Final Fantasy XIV that most of us just have to accept we'll never have, those being the ones tied to real-life purchases of limited edition figures.

These figures are no longer available on the Square Enix North American or European storefronts, meaning those in North America will have to buy them from third-party sellers and triple-check with the sellers to confirm that the code is present with the item. This is also the case for the European and Japanese storefronts.

At the time of writing, only one of these figures is still available in either the North American storefront and there is a waiting list. One, Ultima, is still available on the European Square Enix store.

And that is it for all of the unlockable emotes you can currently get in Final Fantasy XIV. Hoo boy, there are a lot! They're well worth it, though. If you found this guide useful, take a look at some of our other FFXIV guides.

Associate Editor

Ashley is pretty lost in most things, but not the FFXIV smol life. Oh yeah, there's someone impersonating me. Trust me: I didn't email you.

Published Jul. 23rd 2021

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