Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Tier List - Best Familiars for June

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June 15, 2022: We've checked our tier list to make sure it's up to date.

Welcome to the mysterious world of Ni No Kuni. Following on from previous titles, Cross Worlds sees you party up once again to save the kingdom, collecting familiars along the way. To help, we've pieced together an early Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds tier list to rank the best of the best.

These friendly and helpful creatures can be used in many ways - to complete expeditions, to heal, to buff, and to fight alongside you. They can be tamed by giving them gifts, and the more they like them, the stronger your bond will grow. Familiars have different personalities too, like the helpful and loyal Penguicorn, or the shy Disbeleaf that hides away.

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While we prepare for the Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds launch, check out our Mounts page, and codes to get any freebies going! We also recommend the classic Genshin Impact, or recently released Dislyte, too.

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Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Tier List - Best Familiars

Tier Familiars
SSPetal, Hippocampus
SOroboros, Mite, Sparkee, Suiryu, Hog-Goblin, Dinoceros
AThumbelemur, Splisher, Molten Lion, Stagthorn, Penguicorn, Shrimpaler, Crab-O-Lantern, Rimu
BCrowhawk, Draggle, Flutterby, Bunnybot, Arachnes, Ebon Taurex, Byrde
CNaja, Rambunctus, Whambat, Worker Bumbler, Petromaton, Prince Of Whales, Disbeleaf, Hooray
DPipsqueak, Stitcher, Jabber, Sillymander, Taurex, Ruff, Bonehead, Mandragorer, Shellraiser

As the game is not currently available worldwide, only a few have got access in the community, including a few streamers.

The only ranked Familiars so far are the four-star Familiars that will be available worldwide, and at the start of everyone’s game. After launch, we will update with more Familiars as players (us included) progress.

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Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Familiar Types

Within Cross Worlds, there are five different elements that both Familiars and weapons can have attributed to them. These are Darkness, Light, Wood, Fire, and Water. This is slightly different to the previous games; Wrath of the White Witch had Storm, and The Revenant Kingdom had Wind instead of the Earth element.

The strengths are as follows:

  • Fire > Wood
  • Wood > Water
  • Water > Fire
  • Light >< Darkness
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How To Get Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Familiars

Thankfully, there are loads of ways to get yourself a part of these funky Familiars. Given that Cross Worlds is using a gacha system, that's the most obvious place you’ll be able to get them from. There will be a standard banner, as well as themed banners with higher rates for certain Familiars from time to time.

You’ll get some Familiars during the story. For instance Mite, a strong, fire-type Familiar, will be earned by following story events. Familiars can also be bred by using materials.

This is likely to be unlocked after a few levels are passed. Lastly, there are bright blue butterflies on the overworld - these show where Familiars are! You can interact with them, and feed them to tame them.

Officially Introduced Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Familiars

The official Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds site has given us a few Familiars to satiate our curiosity. There are ten listed with introductions, some of which are in the current tier list. They are:

  • Rimu
    • A teddy bear made by a magician as a gift for a young girl who was afraid of the dark. Though born of the desire to help the girl, Rimu is a scaredy-cat. It hides from its fears in its dinosaur costume.
  • Penguicorn
    • Penguicorn was born of the desire to help others. It is a true gentleman, always holding doors and answering when asked for directions. This incredible butler will give you a warm welcome home after a long day.
  • Hog-Goblin
    • A familiar that lives in groups in the mountains. Don't let its cuteness fool you, or it may knock you out with its stick and take all your stuff!
  • Sparkee
    • Sparkee was born from an energetic heart. It sometimes shocks its own friends because it produces so much electricity. It would be a lot more popular if it could just contain itself...
  • Polarin
    • Polarin was born from the cleanest snow in Winter Wonderland. It has a cute face with bright eyes and fluffy snowballs, but it can charge at you with its icicle horn, so be careful!
  • Petal
    • Petals are born in the hearts of flowers. They float in the wind and help flower buds bloom, spreading their floral scent far and wide.
  • Jabber
    • Jabber was born of the desire to be free. You may encounter brave Jabbers while walking through forests. Seeing a Jabber fight valiantly can inspire courage in your own heart.
  • Rambunctus
    • Rambunctus was born of the desire to do whatever it wants. You're sure to find Rambunctus dancing in crowded places, making everyone nearby tired with its sweet moves.
  • Sillymander
    • Sillymander was born from lava in a hot desert. Every breath it takes is accompanied by flames, so watch out! It may look friendly, but it's actually very dangerous, so keep a safe distance!
  • Petromaton
    • A magical creature whose duty is to protect the ruins of an ancient kingdom. It stands still when it's not fighting, but as soon as it sees an enemy, it uses its rocky fists to take them down with surprising speed.
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And that's about all there is to say on the matter of the launch Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds tier list for now. The game is huge, so it'll take us some time to grade each and every one of them. Until then, though, our Ni No Kuni Classes guide can get you started on the right foot.