This achievement requires you to find and successfully scan all
of the fauna species on each of ten planets. But it also has a "hidden" requirement that you acknowledge you have found all the fauna on a planet -- more on this later.
way to find all of the fauna on a planet is to look for planets that have only one
species. There is actually a class of planets where this is always the case: exotic planets
. These are the planets that will display the following in your starship's main monitor after you land:
When scanning for exotic planets from space, look for planet types in the following categories:
* Anomaly Planet
* Bladed Planet (fauna spawns seem to be slower on these)
* Broken Planet
* Columned Planet
* Contoured Planet
* Finned Planet
* Fractured Planet
* Hexagonal Planet
* Plated Planet
* Rattling Planet
* Spined Planet
* …or any planet with an odd description that indicates it is damaged or that seems to describe the landscape rather than the weather, hazards or flora.
These kinds of planets can usually be found in large star systems (five or more planetary bodies), uncharted star systems (no space station), star systems with a black hole and star systems with an Atlas Interface. They are relatively common and should not be hard to find. (I seem to find one or two of them in half of the star systems I visit lately.)
After landing, scan around for a while using
to find the single species of fauna. It will be denoted by a red dot while scanning. Most fauna on these planets can be found within a minute or two as you walk around.
After scanning all the fauna on a planet, regardless of whether or not you are on one of these anomalous planets, you will need to acknowledge that you have found all the species
. To do this, hit the
button on your controller and use
to go to the Discoveries tab. Use
to select the current planet from the list on the left side of the screen and press
. Then look at the right side of the screen. In the upper-right corner of the screen, a white paw print will appear if you have found all of the fauna species for the selected planet. Use
to select the paw print with your cursor and press
. It will turn gold to indicate you have acknowledged the discovery of all species for that planet. When you return to normal play, you should get a Milestone message.
Acknowledge finding all the fauna on ten planets and this achievement should display immediately.