In Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker, you can capture and raise animals on your personal paradise in Island Sanctuary. Some animals are harder to find than others as they only spawn in specific weather conditions or at certain times. Follow our FFXIV guide to find where rare animals are located and what conditions they need to spawn.
At launch, there was a bug where some of the rare animals would not spawn for if they had both a weather and time requirement, but the Island Sanctuary discord community has found a fix that works for some. If your animals are not showing up, try the fix below.
To spawn a rare animal that has both a weather and time requirement, you should:
- Have no other players on your island
- Leave your island before the weather changes (Midnight, 8 am, 4 pm Eorzean time)
- Wait 5 Eorzen minutes past the rare monster’s spawn time
- Load back into your island, and check to see if your monster spawned.
If you’re having a hard time nailing down times for these animals, Thonky has a great timer that will show you upcoming or active spawn windows for rare animals.
Each of the Rare Animal’s spawn conditions are listed below.
Update (May 24, 2023): We’ve added the new animals that were part of the patch 6.4 update to the spreadsheet, with help from the researchers at the Overseas Casuals team.
Island Sanctuary Rare Animal Spawn Conditions
|Glyptodon||12 am - 3 am||(31, 11)||-||Medium|
|Island Billy||3 am - 6 am||(26, 22)||-||Large|
|Lemur||6 am - 9 am||(20, 26)||-||Small|
|Star Marmot||9 am - 12 pm||(15, 19)||-||Small|
|Apkallu of Paradise||12 pm - 3 pm||(19, 11)||-||Small|
|Dodo of Paradise||3 pm - 6 pm||(16, 12)||-||Medium|
|Island Stag||6 pm - 9 pm||(20, 19)||-||Medium|
|Ornery Karakul||-||(20, 23)||Fair Skies||Small|
|Black Chocobo||-||(13, 11)||Clear Skies||Medium|
|Gold Back||-||(31, 28)||Rain||Large|
|Grand Buffalo||-||(12, 17)||Clouds||Large|
|Yellow Coblyn||-||(27, 19)||Fog||Small|
|Beachcomb||12 am - 3 am||(17.8, 12.6)||Rain||Small|
|Alligator||6 am - 9 am||(17, 24)||Showers||Large|
|Goobbue||9 am - 12 pm||(33, 16)||Clouds||Large|
|Paissa||12 pm - 3 pm||(25, 28) - Flight required||Fair Skies||Medium|
|Twinklefleece||6 pm - 9 pm||(22.1, 20.8)||Fog||Small|
|Griffin||3 pm - 6 pm||(15, 22) - Flight required||Clear Skies||Large|
|Tiger of Paradise||6 pm - 9 pm||(15, 14)||Fair Skies||Medium|
|Morbol Seedling||3 am - 6 am||(19, 19)||Clouds||Small|
|Alkonost||9 pm - 12 am||(23, 30) - Flight required||Clear Skies||Medium|
|Funguar||3 pm - 6 pm||(20, 27)||Rain||Small|
|Weird Spriggan||12 am - 3 am||(24, 28)||Fog||Large|
|Boar of Paradise||-||(17, 16)||Showers||Large|
|Amethyst Spriggan||9 pm - 12 am||(23, 18)||-||Small|