Xenoblade Chronicles 3: How To Get Currencies/Nopon Coins?

Xenoblade Nopon Coin 3 Description

This game’s currencies have multiple uses, from crafting materials like gems to getting cooked meals from them. Overall, there are four types of currencies ranging from different types of Nopon coins, Gold and Silver Nopon Coins, to regular currency such as Gold and the Ether Cylinder. Let’s start with the two regular currencies, Gold and Ether Cylinder.

Key Takeaways

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 currencies have multiple uses, from crafting materials like gems to getting cooked meals from them. 
  • There are four types of currencies ranging from different types of Nopon coins, Gold and Silver Nopon Coins, to regular currency such as Ether Cylinder.
  • Silver and Gold are Nopon Coins, whereas Gold is the game’s main currency and can be obtained by defeating monsters, getting valuable materials from containers.

  • Gold can be used for fabricator items, Canteen food, and caravan accessories.
  • Ether Cylinders are limited to crafting gems and activating Forronis Hulks in Aionios.
  • Coins are vital, acquired by defeating rare monsters, completing NPC quests, and Collectopaedia Card requests.
  • Nopon Coins are from the Makna forest’s Nopon creatures and used for high-rarity materials and accessories.
  • Silver Nopon coins upgrade classes, while Gold Nopon coins unlock quests, craft items, and get rare items.

Here is a summary table for the Accessories in Xenoblade Chronicles 3:

No.Accessory LocationCost in SNC
1Nopon StrapCaves of Milio80
2Rigid SupportCaves of Milio90
3Shell Necklace Caves of Milio15
4Fighting HeadbandCaves of Milio30
5Brute Memory Raptor Perch30
6Memory LocketRaptor Perch99
7Analyzer ScopeRaptor Perch15


Gold is a universal currency, and in Xenoblade, it is also considered the game’s main currency.

Here’s how you can earn and use gold:

  1. Defeating Monsters: Defeating monsters throughout the game will reward you with gold. Different ranking monsters provide varying amounts of gold, with rarer monsters typically granting higher amounts.

  2. Containers and Materials: Explore the game world, and you’ll come across containers that contain valuable materials and gold. Collecting these materials and selling them can also earn you gold.

  3. Skirmish Awards: Participating in skirmishes can earn you gold through awards and rewards for your efforts.

  4. Selling Materials: You can sell unused materials to caravans to earn additional gold.

The uses of gold in the game include:

  1. Purchasing Items: You can use gold to acquire items from fabricators after activating Forronis Hulks.

  2. Buying Food: After liberating a colony, you can use gold to obtain food from the Canteen.

  3. Acquiring Accessories: You can buy accessories from caravans using your gold.

Ether Cylinders

Ether cylinders are another currency usually available in the region of Aionios. These are basically Ether channels on the ground that emit neon type light and can be harvested into a cylinder with a max capacity to hold these capped at 99.

Ether Channels
Ether Channels In-Game Description

The uses of Ether are limited to only two things mainly, one being the prerequisite to crafting gems, and the second is them being the primary material for the activation of Forronis Hulks. Both uses are very crucial for advancing further in the game.

Nopon Coins 

Nopon Coin
Nopon Coins In-Game Image

Nopon Coins are a unique type of currency primarily used for obtaining rare materials and accessories. There are two types of Nopon Coins: Silver Nopon Coins and Gold Nopon Coins. 

  1. Rarity and Inventory Cap: Nopon Coins are considered rare in the game, and players can carry a maximum of 99 Nopon Coins in their inventory.

  2. Origins: The name “Nopon” in Nopon Coins is derived from the small and cute creatures called Nopon that appear in all the Xenoblade franchise games. These creatures are native to the Makna Forest in the region of Bionis.

Nopons In-Game

Now, let’s discuss the uses of Nopon Coins and how to find them:

  1. Uses: Nopon Coins are primarily used for obtaining materials of high rarity and accessories. These coins serve as valuable currency for acquiring items that can enhance your characters and improve your gameplay experience.

  2. Finding Nopon Coins: Nopon Coins can be obtained through various means, such as defeating powerful monsters, completing NPC quests in the Colonies, fulfilling Collectopaedia Card requests, and exchanging rare and valuable items.

Uses of Nopon Coins

It is a given that Nopon Coins are very hard to come by, so accordingly, the uses of this currency are very beneficial. Both the Nopon coins have different uses and are covered below.

Silver Nopon Coins

The less rare counterpart makes the uses comparatively less beneficial, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely useless.

  • Rank Up Classes
Class ranking with Nopon Coins
Ranking up with the use of Nopon Coins

The first use of Silver Nopon coins is to increase the rank of your classes. After unlocking the classes by using Nopon Coins, you can further upgrade them to get better skills and arts. These rank upgrades are potent and recommended to progress into the game quickly. The table below further explains how many Silver Nopon Coins (SNC) are required to upgrade what rank.

Rank Cost in Silver Nopon Coins (SNC)
To Rank 2 SNC x2
To Rank 3 SNC x2
To Rank 4 SNC x3
To Rank 5 SNC x3
To Rank 6 SNC x3
To Rank 7 SNC x3
To Rank 8 SNC x3
To Rank 9 SNC x3
To Rank 10 SNC x4
  • Cooking meals
Cooking Meals in Xenoblade 3 with Nopon Coins
Cooking meals with Nopon Coins

These coins are also used for cooking meals. You usually require a set of materials to cook a particular recipe, but if you lack the materials, you can just skip them and use coins to cook the food.

  • Collectopaedia Quests

Always find it annoying to find the last missing piece of material for a quest? Well, no need to worry anymore as you can just bypass the requirement by using Silver Nopon Coins. Rather than exploring to find the desired item, you can use your Silver Nopon Coins and make up for the material requirement.

  • Coin X-Change
Coin X-Change for Nopon Coins
Seekseek the Merchant

The normal exchange of Nopon Coins for goods is also possible with the help of a specific vendor. After completing the Caves of Milio Trick, you can progress towards the “Sage Domicile” area where you will locate the Merchant called Seekseek. This Merchant offers you a lot of Accessories in return for Nopon Coins. Some of the available Accessories are stated below.

Accessories Description and Item value Cost in Silver Nopon Coins (SNC)
Nopon Strap After the use of Art skills, you have a 10% chance of retaining the charge, this means you can use the art again. This is a legendary Accessory. SNC x80
Rigid Support When you block an attack, you get a 10% recharge randomly on a skill you have. This is also a legendary Accessory. SNC x90
Shell Necklace You get a 25% increased speed recharge when in the water. This is also a legendary Accessory. SNC x15
Fighting Headband You have a 10% chance of getting a Power Charge when you evade attacks. This is also a legendary Accessory. SNC x30

Gold Nopon Coin

Gold Nopon Coin is the Rarest Tradeable currency in the game and gives the greatest tradeoffs, rightfully so. These are all the trades you can do with Gold Nopon Coins.

Crafting gems with Nopon coins
Gem Crafting Menu

As crafting Gems requires materials and time to collect those materials, the devs came up with an easier way to help players craft these special stones. Now with the Gold Nopon Coins, you can ignore the hassle of collecting the desired materials and straight up use these coins as an alternative build path. It is just like how Silver Nopon coins are used for cooking food.

  • Coin X-Change
Location of Seekseek
Location of Seekseek on map

You can also use the Gold Nopon Coins as an exchange currency at the X change NPC located at the place stated before. This place is the Sage’s domicile, and you can interact with Seekseek to open his shop and get items for Gold Nopon Coins. We have provided an image above to state the location of the merchant and this is taken from No-Nonsense Guides Youtube video . These are some of the items you can get from there.

Accessories Description and Item value Cost in Silver Nopon Coins (SNC)
Brute Memory You get invincibility for five seconds and the ability to live through a killing attack with a remaining of 1 HP. This is also a legendary item. SNC x30
Memory Locket Gives the ability to revive teammates, even without a healer present. This is a legendary item. SNC x99
Analyzer Scope Requires 10TP to do Chain Attacks and is a legendary item. SNC x15

This rounds up the uses of both the Gold and Silver Nopon Coins. Now let’s talk about how and where you can find these rare coins.


This covers the Nopon Coins in a detailed manner, talking about their basic information, uses, and how to obtain them. Nopon Coins, in general, are a rare currency and are very hard to come by, making them difficult to farm but very worth it because of their uses. If you want to find out more about the game Xenoblade 3, check out our guides on characters such as TaionSena, and Zephyr. That’s all for the Nopon Coin guide. Good luck acquiring them! 🙂

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