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Galapagos in No Man's Sky

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Attain 'Encyclopedia' status in Planet Zoology Scanned

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Achievement won on 31 Jul 18
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Posted on 31 July 18 at 05:33, Edited on 31 July 18 at 05:34
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The way I've been scanning fauna, on planets that do actually have animals (be sure that the planet you're currently looking for animals on, does indeed have fauna), is solely by running around with my scanner and looking for red blips (which indicate that it's an animal species/variation you've not yet scanned). The best planets that you can find to scan are ones that have ideally only 5 species to scan. It helps speed up the ability of hopping from planet to planet faster since you'll, more than likely, find at least 2-3 right off the bat as you land for the first time on said planet. But there's nothing wrong with 10+ animals, just may take a bit longer if you're not looking in the right places.

Some red blips could actually be semi-modified versions of already scanned fauna, therefore not counting as its own species discovered. Be sure to remember this.

Animals on all planets, on planets that do indeed have fauna, can be found in many locations. During the day, land species could be roaming around under the sun as well as in caves, some during the night alone. Flying species are always found during the day, with some from the day at night too. What I've noticed, and heard about, is that there are currently no flying species solely who come out at night just yet.

If you're on a planet that has water, about half - if not almost half, of your species could be found underwater. You need to be completely submerged under the water for the animals to spawn in and be able to scan them, otherwise the game only spawns land and flying species. If you are scanning animals under the water, be sure to be a good ways down under. Otherwise you'll gradually float back up; and if you're too close to the top of the body of water, as you're beneath it, it'll sometimes de-spawn the aquatic species you're trying to scan right in front of you.

When you finish scanning every animal on your planet, hit the cn_start button, and scroll over to the discoveries tab with cn_LB or cn_RB, if you're not already there. At the top right of the tab, you'll see a list of the Fauna you've already scanned and a silver paw print. Hold cn_A over the paw print. It'll turn golden, rather than silver, to indicate that you scanned all fauna on that planet.

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This is the final Milestone for Planetary Zoology. You are required to discover and scan all Fauna species on 10 planets (animals, bugs, fish, and flying species).

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) Most planets will have flying Fauna’s so don’t forget to look up. 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.)
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) Good luck and happy hunting!!
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