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Collector

Add all secret shells to your collection.

Collector+0.2
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How to unlock the Collector achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,117,523
    08 Dec 2016 20 Jan 2017
    203 4 19
    ABZU contains 51 total collectibles:
    - 19 Sea Shells
    - 12 Meditation Statues
    - 20 Hidden Pools

    The following video shows the entire game and all available collectibles and missable achievements. Additionally, timelinks can be found underneath for help on a specific collectible or achievement.

    Chapter 1:
    1:22 - Breach Achievement/Trophy
    1:48 - Ballet Achievement/Trophy
    2:10 - Hidden pool 1
    2:29 - Hidden pool 2
    2:46 - Hidden pool 3
    3:05 - Meditation Statue 1
    3:20 - Food Chain Achievement/Trophy
    3:54 - Sea shell 1
    6:05 - Sea shell 2
    8:30 - Meditation Statue 2
    10:04 - Hidden pool 4
    10:29 - Sea shell 3

    Chapter 2:
    11:27 - Jetstream Achievement/Trophy (Part 1)
    13:24 - Hidden pool 5
    13:43 - Meditation Statue 3
    13:58 - Sea shell 4
    14:13 - Hidden pool 6
    14:27 - Hidden pool 7
    15:49 - Jetstream Achievement/Trophy (Part 2)
    16:15 - Sea shell 5
    19:12 - Meditation Statue 4
    20:19 - Meditation Statue 5:
    20:40 - Hidden pool 8
    21:10 - Sea shell 6

    Chapter 3:
    22:55 - Hidden pool 9
    23:14 - Meditation Statue 6
    23:32 - Sea shell 7
    23:59 - Hidden pool 10
    24:29 - Hidden pool 11
    27:35 - Hidden pool 12
    28:17 - Sea shell 8
    30:37 - Meditation Statue 7
    31:07 - Sea shell 9
    32:29 - Meditation Statue 8

    Chapter 4:
    35:31 - Hidden pool 13
    36:20 - Meditation Statue 9
    36:37 - Sea shell 10
    37:03 - Hidden pool 14
    37:35 - Hidden pool 15
    40:38 - Sea shell 11
    41:00 - Sea shell 12
    41:35 - Meditation Statue 10
    41:48 - Hidden pool 16
    42:22 - Kraken Achievement/Trophy

    Chapter 5:
    No Collectibles

    Chapter 6:
    51:14 - Hidden pool 17
    51:40 - Meditation Statue 11
    51:54 - Hidden pool 18
    52:14 - Sea shell 13
    52:52 - Sea shell 14
    57:30 - Hidden pool 19
    57:55 - Hidden pool 20 (Ecosystem Achievement/Trophy)
    59:00 - Meditation Statue 12 (Zen Master Achievement/Trophy)
    59:12 - Sea shell 15

    Chapter 7:
    1:06:48 - Sea shell 16
    1:07:09 - Connection Achievement/Trophy
    1:11:13 - Sea shell 17
    1:11:44 - Sea shell 18 (Collector Achievement/Trophy)
    1:11:44 - Arctic Explorer Achievement/Trophy
    1:12:40 - Leviathan Achievement/Trophy
    1:15:36 - Sea shell 19 (Credits)

    ABZÛEcosystemThe Ecosystem achievement in ABZÛ worth 210 pointsRelease fish from all the hidden pools.

    ABZÛCollectorThe Collector achievement in ABZÛ worth 254 pointsAdd all secret shells to your collection.

    ABZÛZen MasterThe Zen Master achievement in ABZÛ worth 206 pointsFind all the meditation statues.

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    MyNamelsNotJohnSo for the shells, I believe the game does indeed save your progress over different games. I started a game like a year ago, restarted for this playthrough, and noticed that the second shell was not there. So it had saved it from when I picked it up in a prior playthrough.

    As for checking your progress, you can do so both while playing and after you finish, if you happened to be like me and missed one somewhere. Credit to Hadley78 on xboxachievements.com for this explanation:
    "There are two ways to keep track of how many shells you have.

    The first is in the ghost world where you have to make the coral come alive. If you look up towards the ceiling you will see the amount of Nautilus' you've acquired. Each time you go there you can see how many you have acquired to that point.

    The second way is after you beat the game play through chapter 1 again until you reach the Underwater ruins with the Egyptian style hieroglyphs on the wall. To the left of those is what looks like a door but is actually shelves showing each level and the shells you've aquired in that level."

    The levels are represented as icons on the wall, but reading from left to right you can see which level is which. At the very bottom is the shell from the credits.
    Posted by MyNamelsNotJohn on 22 Jul 19 at 01:43
    MiZ DoveThank you for making this walkthru and collectibles video. It was perfect. Not sure why anyone would thumbs down this very helpful guide but I guess there are some in every crowd.
    Posted by MiZ Dove on 25 Nov 19 at 17:25
    OppaErichIs this buggy? Shell 2, right after the 1st "door", is missing.

    Edit:
    So for the shells, I believe the game does indeed save your progress over different games. I started a game like a year ago, restarted for this playthrough, and noticed that the second shell was not there. So it had saved it from when I picked it up in a prior playthrough.
    Maybe should've read this before posting.
    Posted by OppaErich on 25 Nov 19 at 22:21
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  • CraziDutchmanCraziDutchman420,663
    10 Dec 2016 10 Dec 2016 10 Dec 2016
    68 0 5
    There are 19 total shells to collect, 3 per chapter and 1 in the credits. You can use chapter reload if you've missed any on your first playthrough

    After each section where you have returned from the spirit realm (having turned the dark murky areas into a vibrant one and opening the door) there should be a mural on the wall a little further onwards (an example of the one from chapter 1 is below)

    https://screenshotscontent-t4002.xboxlive.com/000900000c39b6...

    This will show you what shells you are missing. If the little arch way doesnt have a shell in it you havent collected it. The shells are in order.

    Once you know this then you use chapter select and the video below (not mine but its what I used)



    Chapter 1 Sea Shells
    • [00:10] — Secret Sea Shell Location #1
    • [00:40] — Secret Sea Shell Location #2
    • [01:12] — Secret Sea Shell Location #3

    Chapter 2 Sea Shells
    • [01:38] — Secret Sea Shell Location #4
    • [01:58] — Secret Sea Shell Location #5
    • [02:40] — Secret Sea Shell Location #6

    Chapter 3 Sea Shells
    • [04:08] — Secret Sea Shell Location #7
    • [04:51] — Secret Sea Shell Location #8
    • [05:27] — Secret Sea Shell Location #9

    Chapter 4 Sea Shells
    • [06:00] — Secret Sea Shell Location #10
    • [06:32] — Secret Sea Shell Location #11
    • [07:16] — Secret Sea Shell Location #12

    Chapter 6 Sea Shells
    • [07:58] — Secret Sea Shell Location #13
    • [08:47] — Secret Sea Shell Location #14
    • [09:28] — Secret Sea Shell Location #15

    Chapter 7 Sea Shells
    • [10:25] — Secret Sea Shell Location #16
    • [11:18] — Secret Sea Shell Location #17
    • [11:40] — Secret Sea Shell Location #18

    Credits Sea Shell
    • [12:59] — Secret Sea Shell Location #19
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    YAT0Mural helped me loads thank you - clearly showed which shell I was missing from my play through
    Posted by YAT0 on 15 Oct 18 at 21:15
    Legohead 1977The tip about the murals is invaluable as I somehow missed the one in the jetstream!
    Posted by Legohead 1977 on 26 Oct 18 at 08:00
    rIKmANI collected all shells and was able to interact with the mural showing all of them and unlock the new scuba suit - but no achievement.
    Posted by rIKmAN on 15 Nov 19 at 03:02
  • marcoferre117marcoferre117627,790
    09 Sep 2018 09 Sep 2018 25 Dec 2018
    16 1 0
    Hello gamers,

    all the previously guides are great, but in case you needed a chapter-by-chapter one with all the collectibles and without having to watch a full walkthrough, the link below is what you are looking for:



    This is just the Chapter One, feel free to navigate in order to find the other videos in the author's playlist.
    These videos are very well made and precise, so be sure to check them in case you need something more specific.

    Videos are not mine, they were entirely recorded by Mindless Walkthroughs.
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