Rare enemy variants are unique versions of normal monsters in Tales of Arise that glow with a threatening aura. You can find these enemies occasionally if you look hard enough out in the wild and when you do prepare for a fight.
Rare variants hit harder and are much faster than normal zugles, but the rewards for finding them are great as they give more XP and Combat Points than regular enemies. Because of that, it's highly recommended to go rare zeugle hunting in Tales of Arise.
If you want to go rare zeugle or enemy variant hunting, we recommend finding a decent high-level area with many zeugles/enemies and proceed to clear it. Kill every enemy in all areas of the map and region you are currently in, who knows, you may stumble on a rare variant while doing this.
Chances are you probably won't, as they are called rare for a reason. If this is the case, open up the map when you are done clearing the map and fast travel back to your location.
Fast traveling back will reset the entire area, and so you can simply farm your area for rare variants to gain tons of XP, Gald, and SP while doing it.
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