Zenless Zone Zero Polychrome exchange
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How to get Polychromes in Zenless Zone Zero

Who doesn't love colorful Polychromes?

Polychromes are some of the most important resources in Zenless Zone Zero, as they can be exchanged for Master and Encrypted Master Tapes (gacha currencies), and Battery Charge (energy). If you're running low on Polychromes, here are some quick ways you can restock.

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All ways to get Polychromes in Zenless Zone Zero

The list below is based on information from the beta and may slightly change once Zenless Zone Zero is released. Additionally, if you're a spender, you can purchase premium currency that can be exchanged for Polychromes in the shop.

Howl's Scratch Cards

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Howl's Newsstand offers patrons a free scratch card once a day (refreshes at server reset). Simply scratch off the NXN section of the card to reveal a random image, which will determine your reward for the day. If you're lucky, three excited Howls will show up, rewarding you with 40 Polychromes.


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Head to the shelf on the right side of the TV in the Video Store to check out the list of Errands for the day, which act as your dailies. Completing them will merit you a ton of rewards, including 60 Polychromes and Inter-Knot Credit (account EXP).

Don't forget to click on the flame icon indicating the day's activity level to claim rewards, as these are not automatically credited to your account. Errands refresh at every server reset, so take advantage of the free EXP and Polychromes.

Proxy Primer

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Head to the Inter-Knot and select the Proxy Primer. The system allows you to claim rewards every time you raise your Inter-Knot level, which is the equivalent of your World level (Genshin Impact) or Trailblaze level (Honkai: Star Rail). Some of the level rewards include a nice chunk of Polychromes.

Additionally, don't forget to complete the Trials on the left side of the Proxy Primer to obtain Polychromes and other amazing rewards, including Coup-Ens (used for pulling for Bangboos), Tapes (for Signal Searches), as well as various upgrade materials.


Zenless Zone Zero Commissions
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There are various kinds of Commissions in Zenless Zone Zero. The Story, Combat, and Exploration Commissions require you to enter Hollows and complete a set of objectives, which will grant you around 10 Polychromes each. Meanwhile, Rally Commissions and Commissions that require you to do a few small tasks in the overworld (such as taking photos of stores) will grant you a fixed number of Polychromes upon completion.

You can accept Commissions through the following means:

  • Speak with people with a blue exclamation mark on their heads.
  • Head to the Help Request Info section of the Inter-Knot and accept jobs from desperate posters.
  • Check your DMs for Commissions from brokers and other suspicious individuals.

Hollow Zero

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Hollow Zero is a game mode reminiscent of Honkai: Star Rail's Simulated Universe. Completing each battle for the first time will reward you with a fixed rate of 80 Polychromes, among other items. Increasing your License Level (see bottom left of Hollow Zero screen) every time your level reaches a number divisible by three (three, six, nine, etc) and five (five, 10, 15, etc) will also reward you with Polychromes.

Each battle costs a certain number of Investigation Points and you can only accumulate 5,000 Investigation Points per week, so I strongly recommend putting Hollow Zero runs into your weekly routine.

Character Demo

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Character demos are available whenever there's a new banner rotation. These give you the opportunity to test out all the characters on rate-up to help you decide whether or not to pull for them. Only the featured five-star character will give 20 Polychromes plus upgrade materials as rewards.

VR Training

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Interact with your VR Device in the Random Play store and click on the upper right of the screen to enter the VR Training module. You can complete a series of combat tutorials and Agent Cooperation Exercises for characters you own to learn more about how to best utilize them in battle. Completing these challenges is a great way to learn more about ZZZ's combat system, and you'll be rewarded with 10 Polychromes and upgrade materials for your efforts.


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As a live service game, Zenless Zone Zero will regularly release events that bring a flurry of rewards over a limited period. Log in regularly and participate in these events to collect Polychromes, among other amazing rewards.

Arcade Achievements

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New Eridu's arcade, God Finger, is an exciting place where you can play a series of mini-games. Complete Achievements for each game to get a boost of Polychromes. Some limited-time events will also occur in the arcade, so make sure to participate in those for even more Polychrome rewards.

Commission Log

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The Commission Log can be found on the shelf to the left of the TV in the Random Play store. Interact with it and click on the bottom left of the screen to open the Video Collection, where you can claim Polychrome rewards for obtaining perfect video footage.

Getting perfect video footage is equivalent to completing all objectives in the Hollow. There are separate rewards for each Commission type (Phaethon's Story are Main Story Commissions).

Proxy Handbook

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The Proxy Handbook is accessible by interacting with the Workbench in the Random Play store. It's a compilation of all the tutorials you encounter in the game. Click on all the tutorials with a "new" symbol then exit the page to receive Polychromes for each tutorial that you read.

New Eridu City Fund

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The New Eridu City Fund is ZZZ's take on the battle pass. It comes with two plans: the free Basic Plan and the paid Growth Plan. Only the Growth Plan, which costs real money to purchase, will directly reward you with Polychromes and Encrypted Master Tapes upon reaching level milestones. However, the Basic Plan will reward you with a few Master Tapes, which can be used in the standard gacha.

Excited for ZZZ? Check out our guide on How to pre-register for Zenless Zone Zero – release date & pre-registration rewards here on Pro Game Guides.

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