The Munchygrub Fossil is a gatherable resource in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 that is primarily used for crafting Gems, which provide various buffs and stat bonuses for characters. For example, Steelcleaver bolsters Attack power, while Lifebearer increases the potency of Healing. Such Gems are incredibly useful in battle, offering the combative edge players will need to defeat the most formidable foes in the world of Aionios in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Accordingly, figuring out where to find and farm Munchygrub Fossils is an endeavor well worth the player's time and effort.
Unlike Ardun Horns or Igna Weapons, Munchygrub Fossils are not dropped by wild monsters or enemy mobs but instead acquired from rock nodes scattered across the world. To gather from these nodes, players only need to approach the harvesting point and collect the resources. Fortunately, no extra gathering skills or prerequisites are required for performing this activity. However, while Munchygrub Fossils are not rare, there is a chance that some gathering spots do not drop the target resource. If this happens, players need to continue their search until they find the nodes that provide the item they need.
A choice spot to find Munchygrub Fossils is the Laprel Knoll of the Ribbi Flats. This area is also the same location where players can discover Fourtune Clovers in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The Ribbi Flats are in the southern portion of the Fornis Region; the territory players will gain access to during the second chapter of the main story.
Farming Munchygrub Fossils In Xenoblade Chronicles 3
To farm Munchygrub Fossils in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, travel to the Shikashaka Mesa, a landmark near the southwestern corner of Laprel Knoll. Next, follow the ridge to the west towards the north, gathering up any rock nodes along the way. After reaching Killy Fors, comb the land around Tonic Waters for more Munchygrub Fossils. Finally, head to the Igno Viaduct to complete the hunt for fossils. By this time, players should have a decent amount of Munchygrub Fossils that they can use to enhance units in their roster in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
The gathering points are relatively small, making them hard to see, especially when hidden below an elevated ridge. Therefore, players are encouraged to occasionally spin their camera around to ensure they do not miss any rocks that could potentially yield Munchygrub Fossils. After collecting enough fossils, adventurers can travel northward in Ribbi Flats to Sparres Barr. Here, players will encounter herds of Arduns. Hunting these monsters will grant players more useful materials, such as Ardun Horns and Full Bodied Ardun Meat.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is available on Nintendo Switch.