- What Are Cannable Enemies?
- How To Unlock Tomke
- All Cannable Enemy Locations And Skills
Chained Echoes features a system that lets one of your party members, Tomke, eat enemies to learn their skills. If this sounds familiar to you, it's because Chained Echoes loves to pay homage to old-school JRPGs from the SNES era.
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Any Final Fantasy fan will know immediately that Tomke is the Blue Mage of the group, which means he can eat and learns enemy skills very much like Quinna from Final Fantasy 9. There are 15 skills for him to learn as you eat your way through the world, so we hope you're hungry for monster meat.
What Are Cannable Enemies?
As you play through Chained Echoes you will surely notice some enemies in battle have a status next to them that reads 'Cannable' with a tick or a cross in the box next to it. If you're just starting, this won't mean anything to you. Cannable enemies are related to an optional party member you recruit later in the game called Tomke.
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Tomke can Can enemies in Chained Echoes, by which we mean he will eat them. If you're a genius, you might've figured out that the whole system is a clever play on words. Cannable, cannibal, get it? Either way, Cannable enemies are how you learn battle skills for Tomke. Until you eat an enemy, he won't have any offensive skills save for whatever Class Emblem you put on him and his Uncanny Encounter ability.
How To Unlock Tomke
Tomke can be unlocked at the start of Act Two in Chained Echoes. You'll know when you're at this point in the game because there will be a three-month time skip and you will unlock the Airship and Sky Armour to explore the world more. When you have your Airship, fly from Hermit's Isle to the Arkant Archipelago.
Once you land, you can trigger a side quest called The Food, The Chap, And The Hungry. You can't miss it, just look for a goat-looking person in a yellow coat standing by the town you first land in. Completing this side quest will unlock an area called The Hooge, as well as Tomke as a party member. Now let the feast begin as you hunt down Cannable enemies.
All Cannable Enemy Locations And Skills
There are 15 enemy skills you can learn as Tomke, all of which are tied to a single enemy. You can see which enemies you've encountered are Cannable and their location using your Bestiary.
If you haven't encountered a specific enemy before, you should keep an eye on their Cannable status icon in the battle menu when fighting. Bear in mind that after eating an enemy, Tomke still needs a Grimoire Shard to learn and use the memorised skill. Here's a list of all the enemies, learnable skills, and their locations.
Hard Swing – Attack
Rohland Fields. You can find them west of Farnsport, heading towards the Termina Caves. One also spawns northwest of the Rohland Fields teleport crystal.
Freak Wave – Magical attack
Rohland Fields. These are little plant monsters you find in the top-right section of the Rohland Fields map.
Sacrifice – Healing
Narslene Sewers dungeon. These enemies look like green things with large golden helmets on.
Run Around – Magical attack
Kortara Mountain Range. Outside of Flandern to the east, there is a mob that spawns three of them. They are holding big yellow horns.
Spinach Power – Buff
Kortara Mountain Range. Found in the woodland area in the bottom right square of the map, usually found with Waterflies.
Convert – HP and TP switch
Arkant Archipelago. These crabs are found throughout the area. They are small and purple.
Sharing is Caring – TP restore
Flying Continent Shambala. Ancient Turtles are encountered in Shambala,
Broken Accordion – HP-based Attack
Leviathan's Trench. You can find the Seahorse Knight in the Leviathan's Trench, which is the area that connects the Flower Fields of Perpetua to the Kindreld Monastery.
Sailor's Song – Raises Ultra Move bar
Mount Rydell. You can find these little devils inside the caves, usually chilling along with some Ice Elementals.
Cigarette's Light – Magical attack
Phyon Oasis. These dogs are dotted around each area of this place.
Spinning Swirl – Attack
Empyrean Ruins. The Golems are found alongside the Blue and Red Clock Spider enemies all over the Empyrean Ruins.
Know Your Limits – No TP cost
Fiorwoods. The boar-looking enemies in the Fiorwoods can be found outside of Iden and on the path toward Tormund.
Clap on the Back – TP and HP regen
Magic Academy Nhysa. You'll immediately recognise these enemies since they're big headless beasts lugging around a sled shaped like a skull.
Treasure Mark – Overdrive reset
Magic Academy Nhysa. These spooky ghosts are found all over Nysa, an area you can enter after completing Maddeline's Quest in the Ograne Grottos.
Rushing Anchor – Attack
Narslene Sewers, east. This is an area you reach towards the end of the game and you will almost certainly encounter them as you travel through. As you might expect, this enemy looks like a big frog.