Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

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Sonic Frontiers has a laundry list of collectibles. Each collectible has one specific use and a direct way to earn it, but most will have several secondary methods. For a first-time player, the amount of collectibles may seem confusing and even daunting. Once you understand each collectible's purpose, this becomes easier, and once you understand how to earn them they become easy to farm.

This stays true to Sonic mainstays like rings and the newcomers like Kocos. You'll need a sizable number of these collectibles to beat the game, but when you know the ins and outs you'll have plenty left over even after the credits.

Rings

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

It isn't Sonic if there are no rings. Rings remain Sonic's health bar, and in Frontiers, there's a secondary purpose. If you have maxed out your ring counter, Sonic will have a faster boost in the overworld. This max count is based on your ring level, but when you reach the max level Sonic will permanently be in full boost mode no matter how many rings he currently has. Rings are scattered throughout the overworld, but Sonic can spawn rings anytime he wants by using the Cyloop ability. Just use the Cyloop in a circle and rings will pop out, and sometimes other collectibles will appear. This is only true for random spots, a blue patch with a treasure icon will mean a different collectible will spawn from a cyloop.

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Rings will also appear in Cyberspace levels, and while they no longer grant a better boost in these sections, they retain their spot as Sonic's health bar. Not only that, but each Cyberspace level has a number of rings where if met, you will complete a challenge for that level.

Red Coins

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

There are five red coins in each Cyberspace level. Earn them all to complete one of the four challenges offered in each Cyberspace space.

Vault Keys

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

When you complete a Cyberspace challenge, you earn a Vault Key. The Vault Keys are used to earn a Chaos Emerald from a Chaos Emerald vault. If you complete every challenge for a level you earn another 3 keys.

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

There are other methods to finding keys such as buying them from the fishing store.

Portal Gears

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Portal Gears are needed to unlock the Cyberspace levels at a Cyberspace portal. These Gears are earned whenever Sonic defeats a Guardian boss. Gears can also sometimes be found from normal enemies and can be directly bought from the fishing shop. You do not need Portal Gears to unlock fishing portals.

Purple Fishing Coins

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

You use these coins to fish. Give them to Big the Cat in a fishing spot, and he'll let you cast. The fishing game has its own set of collectibles:

  • The fish-o-pedia
  • Egg Memos
  • Fishing Tokens
  • Gold Cards

The fish-o-pedia is the list of fish, Egg Memos are a purchasable item, and the tokens and cards are used to buy collectibles. A vast majority of the collectibles can be purchased here. Only the red coins, fishing coins, and Chaos Emeralds cannot.

To return to the coins, they are found in set spots in the overworld and will respawn. You will also earn them during a Starfall event. Starfall happens randomly at night and resets the map so Guardians and collectibles will respawn. During this event, little sparkles will be cluttered throughout the island.

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Each one you pick up will give you a spin on a slot machine that will give you purple fishing coins based on how good the outcome was.

Red And Blue Seeds

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Seeds are earned by completing island map challenges that also show more of the map. There will be plenty scattered throughout the map as well, especially from defeating enemies.

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Both seeds are meant to be traded to the Hermit Koco. Red seeds will increase your attack, while blue seeds will increase your defense. The max level of both is ninety-nine.

Lost Kocos

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Little round NPCs called Kocos can be found around the map. All Sonic has to do is walk into them, and he will save them. While you have lost Kocos in your inventory, anytime you leave Sonic idle the Kocos will appear again to check on you.

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Return these Kocos to the Elder Koco, and he will grant you an increase in your speed or ring levels. You have to select each time, unlike the seeds where Hermit Koco will simply take them and the math is figured out for you. The only other way to find Lost Kocos is by buying a bulk twenty of them at the fishing spots with fishing tokens.

Memory Tokens

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Memory Tokens are used to speak with Sonic's friends as they are trapped in Cyberspace, in both story missions and side stories. Each friend will have a token of a different shape. These tokens spawn at set places in the overworld and will show up on your map.

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Memory Tokens, like the seeds, will often be given to you by defeating enemies. Cylooping random spots on the ground can sometimes reward a memory token as well.

Experience Points

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

By some means, exp is a collectible, enough that they are purchasable from the fishing shop. These blue bits will be earned from defeating enemies, breaking certain items, random cyloops, and stunts in the air. When you have enough you earn a skill point, and those will be spent to buy a skill from the menu.

Chaos Emeralds

Sonic Frontiers: A Guide To Understanding The Collectibles

Chaos Emeralds are a staple for the Sonic franchise. SEGA's take on the collectible this time is purely story-focused. There are four Emerald Vaults on each island, and you earn the remaining three from story missions. You will be recollecting the seven emeralds on each island, making for several instances of Super Sonic.

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