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The Star Beast in No Man's Sky

The Star Beast158 (32)

Attain 'Archivist' status in Planet Zoology Scanned

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Achievement won on 18 Aug 18
TA Score for this game: 2,244
Posted on 18 August 18 at 19:11, Edited on 19 August 18 at 01:44
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This is the 7/10 Milestone for Planetary Zoology. You are required to discover and scan all Fauna species on 7 planets (animals, bugs, fish, and flying species). Once you finish scanning all Fauna species go to the Discoveries menu and you will see a Silver Fauna plaque. Press (a) button to complete the registration and to receive your Nanite reward. (You need to do this for all 7 planet in order for the Milestone to progress.)

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

1) Once you land on a planet you are able to check how many species of Fauna that planet has in your Discoveries menu.
2) When you scan Fauna’s you will see a red dot or a green dot. Red dot indicates that you have not scanned that fauna yet, green dot mean you have.
3) Some Fauna species have 2 variations, but will only count as 1 species. For example if you are on a planet that has 5 species, but if you look in your registered discoveries you might have already scanned 5 but only 4 species show up as discovered. Don’t panic and think it’s a glitch, it just means that 1 of these species have multiple variations.
4) You might need to spend some time on that planet for some species to spawn. So be ready to explore the planet.
5) Here are some places to look
—Most planets will have flying Fauna’s so don’t forget to look up.
—Also look underground, some Fauna’s like to hang around cobalt stones (at least that’s where I have seen some. You might find some hanging around entrances of caves or you might have to go deep inside.)
—If there is water on the planet look for areas where you can dive in and stay submerged for a good time while in scan mode. (While in scam mode you will slowly rise to the top, this will ruin your scan if you reach air. Aquatic Fauna’s will not spawn if you are not completely submerged.) If you have unlocked land vehicles you can drive it into water and chill on the bottom waiting for aquatic Fauna to spawn. You can build a Geobay on any planet and a base is not required.
6) Some planets will have small flying bugs, naked to the eye. With the canner you will only see the red dot. If you move really slow toward the dot you might see the bug as it flies away very quickly. These are very hard to get, I personally have not been able to scan one.
7) There is no fast way of doing this so either scan as you play the game and explore other worlds or set aside couple of days flying planet to planet scanning everything.
8) Scanning all of the Fauna’s on 10 planets will give you the last Milestone for Planetary Zoology and will unlock the Galapagos achievement.
9) Good luck and happy hunting!!
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