Master Collector achievement in Viva Piñata

Master Collector

Made 50 species resident

Master Collector0
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How to unlock the Master Collector achievement

  • PrattalmightyPrattalmighty573,433
    21 Apr 2010 20 Apr 2010 29 Apr 2012
    40 1 7
    If you're like me and like to have something physical to reference/ check off, I made an excel file with all the species and hyperlinks to their requirements from the site. I find going into the menu>journal>player awards>pinata awards guide too repetitive and time consuming, where you can just have a file up on your laptop or a piece of paper in front of you to mark things off.

    There's colour coding also to know which pinatas are domestic, evolved and tamed sour species. * With thanks to Gregor Lenko I've added the updated workbook to the skydrive so it now includes a counter to aid in keeping track of your progress.

    This will also help you keep track along the road to:
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    AmorachiusGreat solution and excel file, one thing I've noticed is that in the file with counters, it counts the several Flutterscotch colours as variants when they actually count towards number of species instead.
    Posted by Amorachius on 28 Apr 19 at 17:56
    A1exRDAre either of these spreadsheets still available? The links seem to have broken
    Posted by A1exRD on 26 Feb 21 at 10:54
    PrattalmightyI haven't looked at OneDrive in years, but I checked and I'm not seeing the file. I'll see if I have the old hard drive kicking around for you. Not sure why either of these files shouldn't still be hosted..but I guess that's the risk with cloud storage :s
    Posted by Prattalmighty on 08 Mar 21 at 00:56
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  • KiwiLordKiwiLord48,305
    17 Oct 2009 20 Aug 2009
    26 2 2
    I want to add something to the solution above as it's a frequently asked question: You don't need to have 50 different species at the same time in your garden, that would be crazy.

    A good tactic for the Collector and Romancing achievements (and gaining experience points) is selling all of your piñatas and obtaining and master romancing each single one, one at the time. Use the website for all requirements and more. Check your Journal > Awards > Pinata awards to track each one down.
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    Jessica0630Thanks for the clarification, that's exactly what I needed to know!
    Posted by Jessica0630 on 29 Aug 09 at 02:47
    ScreenSingerXLol thanks so much for this, will vote this up when I start the game. Your exact words kept popping into my head the whole time I was looking for this answer: "that would be crazy."
    Posted by ScreenSingerX on 04 Jul 12 at 03:33
  • OtisFamilyOtisFamily26,454
    24 May 2008 21 Sep 2008
    29 9 1
    There are 60 species in the game, you must make 50 of them resident to get this achievement.

    This will take a while, but as long as you go through your encyclopedia one species at a time and make them residents, you'll get this rather quickly. This also helps out with the Master Talent and Longevity Master achievements.
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    Posted on 16 Sep 11 at 16:55
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