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Bhakti (バクティ, Bakuti?) is Vanille's pet robot in Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. It can be found on the second floor of a house in the Dilapidated Dwelling in Oerba. Once fully repaired, it informs the player of any secrets in Gran Pulse. Two of the game's Achievements/Trophies can also only be obtained through Bhakti. Several hundred years later, multiple Bhaktis are seen within Oerba, probably due to the time paradox which started to happen after the events of the first installment.
In Final Fantasy XIII, repairing Bhakti is an optional sidequest first available when the party first visit Oerba in Chapter 11. There are five parts scattered across Oerba that must be obtained in order for Sazh to fix Bhakti. These parts can only be found when the player visits Bhakti in the Dilapidated Dwelling for the first time.
The parts are found in the following locations:
- The Power Cable is found in a cart in the courtyard outside the Dilapidated Dwelling.
- The Battery Pack can be found in the Desolate Mill, South-West of the Dilapidated Dwelling. It can only be obtained after defeating the Vetala inside.
- The Trochoid Gear is obtained after defeating a lone Vampire in the Village waterfront area close to the giant steps near the house where Bhakti was found. Unlike the other parts, it is not denoted on the map, but the vampire has a red circle around it like the other four pieces do.
- The Aspheric Lens is found on the first floor of the Deserted Schoolhouse. A Vetala and two Chonchons must be defeated to be able to obtain it.
- The Metal Plate is found on the Rust-eaten Bridge, just outside the exit of the Derelict Depot.
Once all five parts are found, if the player returns to Bhakti, Sazh will repair the robot and a clip will play to confirm Bhakti is active again.
Bhakti gives the player special titles depending on how many steps the player has walked on Gran Pulse. These titles earn the player extra items and components. These prizes are cumulative, meaning the player will always receive all the items for lower titles, even if they earn a higher rank.
|Sojourner||Take over 5,000 steps on Gran Pulse.||Ultracompact Reactor x2|
|Trailblazer||Take over 7,000 steps on Gran Pulse.||Gold Nugget|
|Cartographer||Take over 9,000 steps on Gran Pulse.||Perfume x5|
|Pulsian Pioneer||Take over 10,000 steps on Gran Pulse.||Platinum Ingot x3, Pulsian Pioneer Achievement/Trophy|
|Treasure Hunter||Own all items, accessories and weapons in the game. The player does not need to have all of them in their inventory at any one time.||Treasure Hunter Achievement/Trophy, Fang's PS3 Theme/Gamer Picture|
Bhakti's Bonus BytesEdit
In addition to awarding the player with titles, items, and trophies, Bhakti offers the player a random "bonus byte" whenever they examine it. All possible eleven bonus bytes, along with its meaning are listed below:
|1||The Faultwarrens are home to some of Gran Pulse's most dangerous denizens. If you plan to challenge them, you had best go prepared.||This byte is about the optional Faultwarrens location on Gran Pulse, where Titan's Trials can be attempted.|
|2||Accepting a mission from a Cie'th Stone might remove a barrier impeding your progress.||This alludes to the barriers preventing access to the Faultwarrens and the Font of Namva area of the Archylte Steppe. Despite what the byte says, the Cie'th missions in question must be completed to remove such barriers, rather than merely accepting them.|
|3||When riding chocobos, jumping at yellow map indicators will allow you to reach otherwise inaccessible areas.||These yellow map indicators can only be found on the Archylte Steppe, and are the only way to reach certain treasure spheres, as well as the Faultwarrens.|
|4||Have you triumphed over all the challenges the Faultwarrens have to offer? Attempting the trial after doing so might draw the attention of a certain Cie'th.||Also references the Titan's Trials at the Faultwarrens. The "certain Cie'th" in question is Attacus, the Soulless, one of the Undying.|
|5||Rumor has it that hitching a ride from Sulyya Springs on the fal'Cie Atomos will allow you to reach a secret stretch of Mah'habara.||If one rides Atomos in Mah'habara Subterra, it will take the party to Sulyya Springs. Once they arrive, they can board Atomos again and it will take them to a different section of Mah'habara.|
|6||When it rains on the Archylte Steppe, it affects the wool of the resident sheep.||When the player examines one of the larger sheep on the Archylte Steppe, they will obtain some wool. Depending on the weather conditions (it does not necessarily have to be raining), the player can obtain different types of wool. Accepting certain missions may change the weather on the steppe.|
|7||Some Cie'th Stones on the Archylte Steppe take time to activate.||Cie'th Stones usually activate when the player reaches a certain point in the storyline or after completing other missions. This does not just apply to the Cie'th Stones on the Archylte Steppe, but all Cie'th Stones on Gran Pulse.|
|8||Complete a top-secret mission on the Archylte Steppe and new varieties of oretortoises may emerge.||This byte is slightly incorrect as there are multiple marks required (Missions 56-62). Once these marks are defeated, the Adamanchelid and Adamantoise enemies on the Archylte Steppe will be replaced by the Shaolong Gui and Long Gui enemies respectively.|
|9||Sulyya Springs is home to a whopper of a fal'Cie. Be careful when walking near the water's surface.||The fal'Cie in question is Bismarck. Examining a certain area of the water's surface of the Sulyya Springs will open new paths and allows treasure spheres to be reached.|
|10||If you climb to the seventh tier of Taejin's Tower, you will be able to rejoin all of the elevator's rail sections.||At the Cloven Spire in Taejin's Tower, the player can make their way to the Seventh Tier and examine the Menhirrim to unlock all the tiers. This is necessary to complete Mission 27.|
|11||The towering Adamantoise is the undisputed king of the steppe. Get too close, and even a chocobo will turn tail feather and run.||When riding a chocobo, if the player so much as touches an Adamantoise, or any other variety of Oretoise, the chocobo will lose all their morale, throw their rider off their back and run away.|
Bhakti is aptly named after the Hindu principle of the same name; that through personal devotion to a deity, salvation can be achieved. This refers specifically to salvation from samsara, an endless flux of becoming and perpetual wandering.