How to start and complete the Will Research for Money quest in Octopath Traveler 2 to get the Octopuff Pot.

Octopath Traveler 2: Will Research for Money Quest Guide

How to start and complete the Will Research for Money quest in Octopath Traveler 2 to get the Octopuff Pot.

The Will Research for Money side quest in Octopath Traveler 2 shouldn’t be missed. The reward for this quest is the Octopuff Pot, which increases the chance of your party encountering the Octopuff Traveler, a unique enemy with that drops stat-boosting items, alongside loads of JP and Leaves. Here’s how to start and complete the Will Research for Money quest.

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Will Research for Money Quest Walkthrough

Speak to Octopus Researcher

Octopath Traveler 2 players can start the Will Research for Money side quest at Montwise during one of the following main story chapters:

  • Hikari Chapter 2
  • Osvald Chapter 4
  • Throne Chapter 3 (Father Route)

The NPC you’re looking for is named Octopus Researcher, who can be found standing on the street of Crestland in the eastern part of Montwise. Speak to him and accept his request to collect funds for his Octopuff research.

Speak to Octopus Enthusiast

The only other NPC who can provide funding for such a research is an Octopus Enthusiast, who can be found at the tavern of the Conning Creek located in the southeast of Harborlands.

Once you enter the tavern, you will find Octopus Enthusiast sitting at one of the tables. Here is what you need to do in order to complete this quest:

  1. Speak to Octopus Enthusiast.
  2. Befriend and charm him using either Allure skill of Agnea or Guide skill of Temenos.
  3. Travel back together to Montwise.
  4. Speak to Octopus Researcher one more time.

When this is done a new dialogue between an Octopus Researcher and an Octopus Enthusiast will occur. During this dialogue an Octopus Enthusiast will agree to fund the Octopuff research of the Octopus Researcher.

Will Research for Money Rewards

At the end of their dialogue an Octopus Researcher will thank you and reward you with an Octopuff Pot. This item increases the chance of meeting an Octopuff in the world.

The Octopuff is a type of enemy that spawns completely randomly in different regions, but once defeated it has a 5% chance to drop a nut that you can use on a party member to increase their stats. These mobs also give a massive amount of JP, Leaves, and EXP for your troubles.

There are also Queen Octopuff and King Octopuff that are much harder to defeat, but they drop Invigorating nut and Nourishing nut respectively. The most probable locations where you can meet them are Northern Montwise Pass and Western Merry Hills Pass.

That’s everything you need to know on how to complete the “Will Research for Money” quest in Octopath Traveler 2. Also, be sure to check out more Octopath Traveler 2 tips and tricks articles right here.

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