|Recommended Level||Level 2 (or higher)|
|Monsters to Find||
|Field Items to Find||
TIP: We recommend inviting Forte with you on this trip. There is no minimum relationship level requirement for inviting Forte, which makes her the perfect early-game companion. Let her help you by attacking mobs and healing you when you’re low!
Once you finish the “Give an item!” request, you can speak to Venti to move the story forward.
She’ll request that you investigate Yokmir Forest.
This is the first quest that will require you to go against several monsters. Be prepared to fight!
Entering Yokmir Forest
Once you’re ready, begin your quest by making your way to Yokmir Forest.
The exact location is marked on the map below. But if you’re having trouble finding it, check out our step-by-step guide to finding Yokmir Forest.
Once you enter the forest, a short cutscene will play out and a wild Orc will appear.
Defeat the Orc and a treasure chest will appear.
When you open the chest, you’ll receive a small shield and a cheap bracelet. Make sure to equip these two bits of equipment to raise your defense.
Head north and you’ll enter a cliffside area. There will be orcs in this area as well as several items.
If you head up towards the top edge of the area, you’ll find two crates. Breaking these may drop some helpful items, so keep an eye out for crates like these as you go.
After breaking the crates open, head to the southern edge of this area to find a treasure chest. Don’t miss out on opening this because it contains recovery potions.
These potions will be helpful when you face the boss of the forest.
If you have your hammer with you, then you can go ahead and mine the ore that you see in the area here as well.
After you’ve picked everything here up, head east.
Passing the Yokmir Forest Barrier
You’ll find yourself in a dense forest and Frey will notice a barrier blocking the way.
To destroy this, you’ll need to defeat all the monsters in the area. Plus you’ll also need to destroy the glowing orb next to the barrier. This is a gate that spawns in the monsters.
Once you destroy the gate and defeat all the monsters, the path will be unblocked.
Go through to enter the next area of the forest.
Next up is a clearing full of large ants. You’ll notice that this area has two paths: one heading south and one heading east.
Take the path going south first so that you don’t miss out on an important item.
Once you take the south path, you’ll find two crates and a chest by a pond. Break the crates to see if they have any items you might want to keep. After that, open the treasure chest to find a pair of Leather Boots.
Put them on to give yourself another defense boost!
Go back to the previous area full of large ants and then head east from there.
You’ll find yourself in an area with more ants and another treasure chest. After clearing all the ants in the area, you can safely open the chest to find a bunch of Turnip seeds.
TIP: If you find a treasure chest next to some monsters, we recommend drawing the monsters away from the chest first and defeating them a safe distance away. If you accidentally hit the chest, you’ll end up destroying it and lose the items inside!
Defeating the Beetles
When you’re done picking up all the items, head north. Here you’ll find some wild Beetles.
You’ll need to defeat them to proceed.
These are the strongest regular monsters in the forest, so don’t underestimate them!
Once you’ve defeated all the Beetles, a cutscene will occur.
After that, a path heading north will be available to you, and next to it is a save point.
You might want to take the chance to save your game here – because the path leads you to your very first boss fight.
When you’re ready, go ahead and head north to take on Yokmir Forest’s boss, Ambrosia!
Yokmir Forest: Ambrosia Boss Fight Guide
When you enter the boss fight area, you’ll come face to face with Ambrosia.
This is a large boss monster that starts off as a pupa and then metamorphoses into its final form.
To defeat her, simply time your regular attacks in between Ambrosia’s.
This is an easy fight that will introduce you to boss fighting in RF4.
But we’ll cover each of Ambrosia’s phases below, along with the optimal strategies you to take her down fast.
Phase 1: Pupa
|Ambrosia Pupa Phase|
|Fighting Tips||Ambrosia will not move at all during this phase. Feel free to put space in between you to avoid its AOE attack.|
Phase 2: Fairy Form
|Ambrosia Fairy Phase|
Phase 3: Enraged Form
|Ambrosia Enraged Phase|
|Attacks||Ambrosia will have the same attacks as her previous phase, but much stronger and faster.|
|Fighting Tips||Observe her movement to take note of when she pauses so you can prepare yourself for her next moves.|
If you’ll properly time your dodges and attacks, you’ll manage to beat Ambrosia with ease.
After you defeat her, a cutscene will play out.
And after that you’ll find yourself back at the town.
After watching the story play out, talk to Venti to explain what happened.
Then you’ll need to head to bed before you can reach the conclusion of this chapter.
The next morning, you can make your way to the clinic to see the next cutscene. Once you’ve done this, you will have cleared Yokmir Forest. Great job!
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