Clock Stopper achievement in Final Fantasy XIII-2

Clock Stopper

Responded swiftly to the appearance of enemies.

Clock Stopper+0.2
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How to unlock the Clock Stopper achievement

  • ll Lone Wolf lIll Lone Wolf lI317,247
    03 Feb 2012 03 Feb 2012 12 Feb 2012
    82 4 23
    NOTE: This does not work for the 50 preemptive stikes overall as Nicolaus Solon has confirmed this. It was also confirmed by Fishie Penguin that you do not have to wait for the first hit to connect to be able to have your preemptive strikes count.

    This can be achieved in about 20-30 mins on the first level and can also be done on any other map. To get your 100 consecutive preemptive strikes for this achievement very fast follow these directions:
    1.Time Travel to New Bodhum 003 AF (If you just started the game this is the first area you are in when you take control of Serah)
    2.Leave the main village and go to a spot where you see a walkway made of wood that leads to a higger level.
    3. Instead of going up it, go to the right of it by the water and run around until you find someone to fight.
    4. Once you encounter a slow creature press A to hit him. (MAKE SURE A MESSAGE THAT SAYS "GREAT!" POPS UP)
    5. Once in the battle your characters should hit the enemies once before you can control them. Once they have finished hitting the enemies press start and scroll down to retry.

    Your screen should load quickly with the previous creature(s) right in front of you and all you have to do is repeat steps 4 and 5 until the achievement pops. Also make sure to save after every 10-20 so if you make a mistake you don't have to start all the way from 0.

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    ll Lone Wolf lII haven't played this game in a long time but if I recall correctly, the wolves only spawn in the upper area, which is the area I say NOT to go to. If you stay by the water on the lower level you should get very slow enemies as per my experience and many others. As for the rewards, this is a guide for an easy way to achieve this achievement and nothing more. There are plenty of other areas with higher rewarding outcomes but the enemies are much more difficult to get the preemptive strike on.
    Posted by ll Lone Wolf lI on 20 Feb 14 at 06:23
    YinBeasts (Gorgonopsid in this case) do spawn in the water area, though are not nearly as frequent as on the ridge leading away from the Beachfront. They do have a tendency to spawn often enough to ruin my running total every five kills or so, offering no chance of a counter in the process. Still a good solution, but not the "best" for the player's time. Thank you!
    Posted by Yin on 23 Feb 14 at 21:41
    Pur3SaVag3123Very late but I’m in archlyte steppe and have been doing this for over an hour and still no achievement, do you have to do every battle when the timer comes up or can you walk away?
    Posted by Pur3SaVag3123 on 05 Apr 20 at 18:28
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  • DestrozatesDestrozates30,936
    30 Apr 2012 30 Apr 2012 30 Apr 2012
    13 0 0
    I can confirm that If while doing this achievement you encounter an enemy but for any reason you don't make contact with it and just escape the potential fight, it won't affect the counter for 100 pre-emptive fights. I was counting the number of fights I had while trying to get this achievement and when I reach fight 82 I encountered an enemy but instead of hitting it to get "GREAT" I just continued walking and escaped the fight. Fortunately this mistake didn't reset the counter back to zero. I just continued fighting making sure I get the "GREAT"and when I reach fight 100 BANG the achievement was mine. :) Hope this help along with the other guides here,
  • CyanideSpiritCyanideSpirit533,135
    01 Feb 2012 02 Feb 2012 02 Feb 2012
    10 5 3
    What you must do for this achievement is get 100 preemptive strikes consecutively ( in a row ). I did this early on in the game in the Bresha Ruins, in the underground tunnels, being as it seemed most of the enemies are clueless down there.

    As for some tips:

    1. Play on easy.
    2. As soon as the Moogle clock comes up, strike fast! If the clock runs out or the enemy hits you first, you will have to start all over again.
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    DarkredtriadSounds very tedious, no wonder I haven't gotten it yet.
    Posted by Darkredtriad on 03 Feb 12 at 02:36
    CyanideSpiritIt'll take at least an hour I believe, it gets quite boring if you're actually trying for it.
    Posted by CyanideSpirit on 03 Feb 12 at 02:44
    x1001x PuppysDid not downvote, but would like to mention not trying to get it legit. There are a few monsters that you cannot earn a strike on, and ive learned the hard way that it resets your count (was on 57 legit).

    Did the retry method, much easier and less tedious.
    Posted by x1001x Puppys on 29 May 13 at 14:53
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