Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

In the PS4 version of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, there is a Trophy called Hinoe Menagerie, which asks you to “Gather every animal at your home.” This explanation seems straightforward, but completing the task is anything but. I’m struggling to figure it out myself.

At the time of this writing, this Trophy has a 0.0% completion percentage, meaning I’m not alone in my struggle here. It doesn’t seem like anyone’s figured this out yet.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

My assumption is that this would be the little animals you “catch and release” around your house. When you catch, say, a frog, there’s a completion percentage given. I assumed that this would continue to tick up over time, and once you hit 100% in all animal types, you’d ding the Trophy.

But I might be wrong? The percentages aren’t actually ticking upward; they’re jumping all over the place, seemingly at random. They do seem to reset at the beginning of each year, but then they’ll jump up from a small number to a much larger number at random. Like, the first frog I catch in a season will be 3%, and the second one will jump up to 20%. Sometimes, I’ll see a number go from 24% down to like 18% when catching two consecutive animals of the same species.

I also don’t know that it’s possible to reach 100% in any of these species. I only know of one spider location, for example, and the highest percentage I’ve seen on anything at the end of a year was snails at 54%. If I could consistently get these percentages up into the 80s and 90s, I would think there are probably just a few locations that I’m missing. But when I almost never even get above 50% (and let me tell you, I obsessively search the entire area around the house every single day), it seems like a gigantic piece of this puzzle is conspicuously absent.

Or else there’s a game bug. And considering how all-over-the-place these percentages have been, I’m starting to lean toward the bug theory.

So, if this helps anyone, here are the various animals you can collect, and where you can generally find them:

Frogs – Spring, Summer

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Frogs will appear in the water channel, and you can sometimes find them in the wooded area around the main house. You can also find them underneath the house on occasion.

Snails – Spring, Summer

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Snails can be found in the water channel, and you can also find them in the little pool a the bottom of the waterfall.

Spiders – Spring, Summer

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

I’ve only ever found a spider in the spiderweb in the upper right-hand corner of the storehouse. And it’s always on the second day of either Spring or Summer (but never both).

Grasshoppers – Autumn

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Check the grass around the rice field during the day (but not when it’s raining). These actually don’t have a completion percentage attached to them (since you don’t catch and release), so I assume they don’t count toward the Trophy.

Loaches – Winter

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Check in the channels at night. Like the grasshoppers, I don’t think loaches count toward the Trophy. You can use loaches to make food or fertilizer though.

There’s also a dog that you’ll add to your family at some point — I think toward the beginning of the second year, though I could be wrong about that. My time with Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is starting to feel like a blur.

Still, I haven’t been able to put together a combination of animals that does anything for the Trophy, let alone even comes close to 100% on any one animal. If anyone has some suggestions, I’d love to read about those in the comments. Perhaps we can crowdsource a solution to this puzzle.

As of right now, I’m just scratching my head over this one.

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2 years ago

I search a solution too. I have one cage for ducks and build another one bigger but i don’t know how to get animal in

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