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How to get Island Sanctuary Rare Animals in FFXIV

It's like a zoo in here...

Since its introduction in patch 6.22, Island Sanctuary has become many players’ favorite casual side content. As well as building and gathering, there’s no shortage of animals to capture on the Island, some of which have very specific requirements. Here’s how to get every rare animal in Island Sanctuary.

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There are currently a total of 43 animals up for grabs in Island Sanctuary although unfortunately you can only house 20 of them in a maxed out pasture. Some of them require nothing more than a specific restraint in order to capture them, while others may need to be caught at a certain time of day or even during certain weather conditions. 

Each animal, when captured and in your Pasture, has specific ‘Leavings’. These can be used in Island Crafts and cannot be gained any other way. Each animal drops a guaranteed item as well as a chance for a second item.

As with most things in Final Fantasy XIV, there is a community-made resource by Thonky which helps to track animals in Island Sanctuary. 

Basic animals

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These are the animals which are always available on the island. They roam around in groups and, other than the trap that’s needed to catch it, there are no special requirements to catching them. 

The full list of basic animals, along with their location, their leavings and which restraint you need in order to capture them, is below:

(The first leaving is a guaranteed drop when interacting with the animal in your Pasture. The second leaving has a possible chance to drop in addition.)

NameLocationRestraintLeavings
Lost Lamb(X20 Y23)NetFleece 
Milk 
Opo-opo(X20 Y26)NetClaw 
Fur 
Apkallu(X19 Y11)NetFleece 
Egg 
Ground Squirrel(X15 Y19)NetClaw
Fur 
Coblyn(X20 Y13)NetFang
Carapace 
Quartz Spriggan(Cave)NetFang
Fur
Wild Dodo(X16 Y12)RestraintEgg
Feather 
Island Doe(X21 Y19)RestraintFur
Milk
Chocobo(X20 Y21)RestraintFur
Feather
Glyptodon Pup(X30 Y11)RestraintCarapace
Claw
Aurochs(X12 Y17)SoporificMilk
Horn
Island Nanny(X26 Y24)SoporificMilk
Horn
Blue Back(X28 Y28)SoporificEgg
Feather
Wild Boar(X18 Y16)SoporificFang
Horn

Time-based animals

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There are a select few animals which are time-locked to specific in-game times. These are harder to catch, with one chance every hour or so. 

The full list of time-based animals and their details is as follows:

NameTimeLocationRestraintLeavings
Glyptodon12am-3pm(X31 Y11)RestraintClaw
Carapace
Island Billy3am-6am(X26 Y22)SoporificHorn
Fleece
Lemur6am-9am(X20 Y26)NetFur 
Claw
Star Mamot9am-12pm(X15 Y19)NetFur Claw
Apkallu of Paradise12pm-3pm(X19 Y11)NetEgg
Fleece
Dodo of Paradise3pm-6pm(X16 Y12)RestraintFeather
Egg
Island Stag6pm-9pm(X20 Y19)RestraintFur
Horn
Amethyst Spriggan9pm-12am(Cave)NetFur
Fang

Weather-based animals

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Some animals are even harder to capture, as they rely on not only specific weather conditions, but also specific times in some cases as well. These are considered to be rare animals and might take a few attempts to find and capture.

Here’s the full list:

NameTimeWeatherLocationRestraintLeavings
Black ChocoboClear Skies(X13 Y11)RestraintFeather
Fur
Pteranodon9am-12pmClear Skies(X25 Y16)SoporificClaw 
Horn
Griffin*3pm-6pmClear Skies(X15 Y22)SoporificFeather
Claw
Alkonost9pm-12amClear Skies(X23 Y30)RestraintFeather
Egg
Ornery KarakulFair Skies(X20 Y23)NetMilk
Fleece
Grand Doblyn3am-6amFair Skies(Cave)SoporificFang
Carapace
Paissa*12pm-3pmFair Skies(X24 Y28)RestraintClaw
Fleece
Tiger of Paradise6pm-9pmFair Skies(X15 Y14)RestraintFang
Fur
Grand BuffaloClouds(X12 Y17)SoporificHorn
Milk
Morbol Seedling3am-6amClouds(X19 Y19)NetCarapace
Fang
Goobbue9am-12pmClouds(X33 Y16)SoporificFang
Claw
Gold BackRain(X31 Y28)SoporificFeather
Egg
Beachcomb12am-3amRain(Y17 Y12)NetCarapace
Claw
Funguar2pm-6pmRain(X20 Y27)NetFleece
Fur
Boar of ParadiseShowers(X17 Y16)SoporificHorn
Fang
Alligator6am-9amShowers(X17 Y24)SoporificClaw 
Fang
Morbol9pm-12amShowers(X28 Y24)SoporificFang
Carapace
Yellow CoblynFog(X27 Y19)NetCarapace
Fang
Adamantoise12pm-3pmFog(X32 Y12)SoporificCarapace
Claw
Weird Spriggan12am-3amFog(Cave)SoporificFang
Fur
Twinklefleece6pm-9pmFog(X22 Y20)NetFleece
Fur

*Both the Griffin and the Paissa require a player to have unlocked flight on the Island in order to capture. Flight unlocks when your Island reaches level 10, after completing Pathfinder V’s quest.

This article has been updated to reflect current Island Sanctuary requirements as of Patch 6.5.


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