Stray Poncho [Everything You Need To Know]

This Stray Poncho guide will let you know everything related to Poncho in stray and make you ready for what's to come.

Stray Poncho [Everything you need to know]

Stray is a recently released action-adventure game for Playstation and PC. The game has established a strong fanbase just after one day since its release. The game’s narrative allows you to be part of various activities, including the topic of today’s guides. In the game, you will reach a point where you will need to provide Elliot with a Poncho, which is where this Stray Poncho guide will help you a bunch.

Key Takeaways

  • Elliot, a robot, is an asset that helps you repair the Broken Tracker, but he needs a Poncho to keep warm.
  • You can only obtain the Poncho as a quest reward after clearing it by trading an electric cable with Grandma.
  • Elliot Programming is the facility where you will find Elliot without a Poncho, and you need to help him to get the Poncho and warm him up so that he can perform to the best of his capabilities.
  • To get the Poncho, you need to complete a series of small tasks, which include getting some super spirit detergent from the Super Spirit Laundry store and buying an electric cable from the Electric Shop.
  • Once you have given the Poncho to Elliot, it will help you fix the broken tracker. That tracker will unlock the further progress of the game. 
  • You will not be able to fix the tracker if you do not get the Poncho, this shows the importance of acquiring Poncho

What is a Poncho?

The Poncho is a quest reward you can only obtain after clearing it. There are no other ways of obtaining it. This cloth woven item is necessary for you in keeping Elliot warm. You can obtain this Poncho by giving Grandma an electric cable able the Electric Cable trade.

Stray Poncho
Poncho in Stray

As you must be aware after playing the game, you cannot use the mission rewards on the cat. This means that the user of this item is someone other than the cat. Accurately so, this item is intended to be used by Elliot, a robot that will be an asset for you to continue forward in the story.

Firstly, to find Elliot, you must head to the Slums and into a facility called Elliot Programming. To get inside the facility, you will need to scratch the door enough so Nestor can let the cat inside. Here you will find three robots sitting with two of them wrapped in Poncho. The one not wearing a Poncho is Elliot, who you will need to help.

Need for the Stray Poncho

As mentioned before, the Poncho is an item that will make Elliot warm. Now, Elliot plays an integral part in fixing the Tracker, and in order to gain his help, he will require assistance first.

When you first interact with him, you will realize that he will be freezing in the cold, unable to function properly. In such a condition, he cannot help you move forward. You first need to get him warmed up to ensure that he can perform to the best of his capabilities.

Moreover, seeing the Robot shivering in the cold will tingle at your human nature to help him out. Also, you can get the Poncho earlier in the game if you ask for it from the guard inside the Slums.

How to get the Stray Poncho

Acquiring the Poncho isn’t hard. All you need to do is complete a series of smalls task which will eventually lead you to the Poncho. Once acquired, hand it to Elliot so that he can feel better and help you with fixing the Tracker. Follow the steps mentioned below, and you will be able to get the Poncho quickly.

Head to Super Spirit Laundry

Your first task is to get some super spirit from inside the Laundry store. If you want the store’s specific location, go down the alley from Seamus’s home until you reach a white building with clothes and a red neon sign out front.

However, the door to the laundry door will be locked, meaning you will have to get it open somehow. You can try to scratch it, but your efforts will be meaningless, and you will be forced to look for another way.

Well, fortunately, we have found a way for you. All you need to do is cause a commotion which will make the store’s supervisor run out to check it out. That will distract him from noticing you and ensure the door is open. Causing a commotion might seem like a tall task but worry not. All you need to do is follow the instruction below.

Make your way to the building’s rooftop by using the crates alongside the building. Here you will find two robots indulged in throwing paint buckets at each other. Here stand next to Vapora and click the action button when it pops up. You will have to time your meow to startle Vapora. This will make him throw paint down in front of the laundry mat, forcing the supervisor to come and check out what the noise is all about.

The supervisor will come out furiously in answer to the mess in front of the store. Due to his demeanor, he will forget to shut the door, making it the perfect opportunity to make your way inside. This will bring you one step closer to getting the Stray Poncho.

Get the Super Spirit Detergent

Super Spirit Detergent - Stray Poncho
Super Spirit Detergent

Once inside the shop, head to your left. Here you will find a table with the Super Spirit Detergent sitting on top of it. Get as much of it as you can. This is the only thing you can obtain inside the store, so make sure you get as much as possible.

Buy an Electric Cable

All your effort to get the super spirit detergent is for this moment. You need to buy some electric cable, which is necessary for the next step. To buy the electric cable, you need Azooz, a street vendor.

Finding him is easy as he stands out from the rest. You can find on the street stairway in the slums wearing a cowboy hat. He will sell you the electric cable, but only if you give him the Super Spirit Detergent. To move on with the mission, you must give him the detergent and acquire the electric cable.

Ask Grandma for a Poncho in Stray

Now that you have the electric cable, search the slums for Grandma. She will sew you make a poncho in exchange for the Electric cable. This is the most crucial step of all. The Grandma can be found easily if you look around a little in the Slums. You can find her at the end of the Elliot Programming alleyway.

Give Elliot the Poncho

Elliot with the Stray Poncho
Elliot with the Poncho

After getting the Poncho from Grandma, head back to Elliot Programming Scratch the door repeatedly until someone lets you inside. Make your way up the stairs and find Elliot in the corner working on some computers. Give him the Poncho, and he will get better in an instant. He will now be able to help you with fixing the Tracker.

Fixing the Tracker

After giving the Poncho to Elliot, make your way back to the Laboratory where the Doc works. Search the Laboratory, and you will come across a broken tracker. Pick it up and make your way back to Elliot’s place. If you have trouble finding his place, remember that the color of his door is crimson red.

The Doc is Seamus’s father, and to find him; you need to fix the Tracker. Giving Elliot the Poncho will ensure his assistance in restoring the Tracker. Give him the Tracker, and he will return it to you fully functional.

Take the Tracker from Elliot and escort it to Seamus. Once you give him the Tracker, he will let you through the gates allowing you to dive deeper into Stray’s story. This will unlock a memory associated with B-12 which is valuable to the lore.

You won’t be able to get this far without acquiring the Poncho. That piece of cloth is highly valuable. It is essential if you wish to progress further in the story.

This concludes our Stray Poncho guide. Let us know down below who is your favorite character so far in Stray.

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