You can order a monster barn through the Order Symbol in the Dragon Room after you have beaten Yokmir Forest. To build a Monster Barn, you will need:
- 100 Prince/Princess Points
- 50 Lumber
- 30 Material Stone
Monster Barns can then be expanded up to four times, meaning that each barn (when fully upgraded) can hold up to 20 monsters in total!
In this guide, we’ll cover how to unlock the “Build Monster Barns” option at the Order Symbol, and we’ll offer an in-depth look at each Monster Barn expansion.
- Unlocking the “Build a Monster Barn” Option
- How To Build a Monster Barn
- All Monster Barn Upgrades
Monster Barns become available shortly after clearing the Yokmir Forest dungeon.
However, it does not unlock immediately after.
If you don’t see the “Build a Monster Barn” option, then we’ve organized a step-by-step walkthrough below explaining when it becomes available and how to trigger the next cutscenes to get your barn.
Spoiler Warning: Unlocking Monster Barns go hand in hand with advancing the plot, so beware of possible spoilers below!
Unlocking the “Build a Monster Barn” Option
If you don’t see the option for “Build a Monster Barn” when interacting with the Order Symbol in the Dragon Room, then make sure you’ve triggered the following cutscenes first.
Remember: you must have already beaten Yokmir forest to see the following scenes.
After completing the task, start with the scene that plays immediately after, shown in step 1.
Step 1: Mystery Girl
After you beat the Yokmir Forest boss, you immediately head to the Tiny Bandage Clinic for Jones to take a look at the girl.
There, a brief scene happens where you update Jones and Nancy on what happened in Yokmir Forest. Jones, still perplexed, requests that you update Lady Ventuswill on the situation.
Step 2: Talk to Venti
As per Jones’ request, head to the Dragon Room to tell Venti about the mysterious monster that turned into a girl.
Step 3: Check Up on the Mystery Girl
The next day, head to the Tiny Bandage Clinic any time after 7:00 AM to meet the newest resident of Selphia.
Step 4: Talk to Venti (again)
Two days after Amber has settled into Selphia, talk to Venti in the Dragon Room where you learn about Venti’s concerns about living so closely alongside humans.
After finishing this conversation, check Order Symbol and select the “Developments” option. You can now build and upgrade Monster Barns!
How To Build a Monster Barn
To build a monster barn, first head to the Order Symbol in the Dragon Room and interact with it.
Select the “Developments” option and then “Build a Monster Barn”.
If you have enough resources (Lumber, Stone, and Prince/Princess Points) then all the numbers will be displayed in blue.
If any of the numbers are in red, you need to collect more of that resource before going through with the order.
When you have the required resources, you’ll decide where you want to build your Monster Barn. If you’re still in the early game, you will only be able to build up to two Monster Barns on Selphia Farm.
The final step is to give your new barn a name!
After you have completed the steps above, the Monster Barn will immediately appear in your chosen location after the “Order!” animation plays.
The base Monster Barn can hold up to four monsters. If you want to befriend more than four monsters, you’ll need to either build a second Monster Barn or expand the already-built barn.
All Monster Barn Upgrades
To upgrade a Monster Barn, you’d repeat the same steps as mentioned above.
First, go to the Order Symbol and select “Developments”, and then “Build a Monster Barn”.
Now instead of choosing the location where you want to build a new Monster Barn, choose the option “Expand [Monster Barn name]”.
You can expand each of your Monster Barns up to four times.
Let’s take a look at each expansion in more detail!
First Expansion: The Left Room
|Cost||200 Prince/Princess Points
80 Material Stone
|Monster Capacity||8 Monsters|
Second Expansion: The Right Room
|Cost||400 Prince/Princess Points
150 Material Stone
|Monster Capacity||12 Monsters|
Third Expansion: The Back-Left-Corner Room
|Cost||800 Prince/Princess Points
200 Material Stone
|Monster Capacity||16 Monsters|
Fourth Expansion: The Back-Right-Corner Room
|Cost||1500 Prince/Princess Points
400 Material Stone
|Monster Capacity||20 Monsters|
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