Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch initially released in 2013 for PlayStation three to vital acclaim. It went on to have a sequel with Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom for PlayStation 4 in 2018. Fortunately for fanatics who overlooked out on the first title, the game turned into re-released for PlayStation four, PC, and Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Ni No Kuni follows the tale of Oliver, a young boy who discovers that he belongs in another world and is honestly a wizard. It’s up to Oliver and his partner Drippy to keep the opposite world from the evil wizard Shadar. There are familiars that could assist in battles, an,d once Esther has joined your group, you may recruit even extra familiars. Check out the excellent familiars beneath, with the exception of the golden variations, which can be more potent opposite numbers but are simplest to be had submit-clean.

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Available on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, this adorable RPG features superb animated scenes from Studio Ghibli, an intriguing storyline, and the ability to collect and train familiars. People love to hunt down and collect various monsters in games, and the Ni No Kuni familiars are perfect for this. Check out these 15 familiars that we recommend you utilize in your team.

15 Seed Sprite

Ni No Kuni Seed Sprite Scene

You’ll unencumber the Seed Sprite familiar very early on in the game, but it’s in large part not beneficial till you unencumber the fourth character who has an affinity with the Nymphae genus of familiar. This familiar is ideal for that character and is a exceptional healer to have on your group.

Additionally, it can be located on Ugly Duckling Isle if you want a distinct Seed Sprite than the only the sport gives you. Its secondary shape is Sprout Sprite, and on the subject of deciding on the 1/3 form, we endorse that you pick Sugarplum Sprite over Sweetpea Sprite.

14 Griffy

Ni No Kuni Griffy

The great thing about the re-release of Ni No Kuni for PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch is that all ticket familiars will be given to you at some point. So, for example, Griffy was originally a pre-order bonus ticket familiar from Amazon, but now you can just cash in your in-game ticket after the trials.

Griffy is one of the best attackers that you can assign to Esther and as it is of the Aves genus, Esther has an affinity with it too. Its secondary form is Greater Griffy, then after that, you can choose to make it either Griffurnace or Griffrigerator.

13 Ice Maiden

Ni No Kuni Ice Maiden in Battle

Ice Maiden is any other great preference for the name of the game fourth man or woman you will subsequently unencumber as she is of the Daemonia genus, which he has an affinity for. Ice Maiden may be observed in the north location of the Winter Wonderlands.

Her next form is Ice Queen, you then have the selection of Eldritch Empress or Sinister Sovereign. We suggest Eldritch Empress as it’s a brilliant tank with excessive bodily and magical protection, as well as the Defend command, making her a super tank choice.

12 Thumbelemur

Ni No Kuni Battle with Theumbelemur

You’ll be given a Thumbelemur as part of the storyline in Ding Dong Dell, but you can also later catch them from Swan Island. As a member of the Bestiae genus, it makes an ideal partner for Swaine and is a decent attacker.

Its next form is Dumbelemur and when it metamorphoses for the third time, we recommend choosing Aye-Aye Sir over Aye-Aye Catcher, as the latter fulfills the role of healer and there are better healers to choose from than Aye-Aye Catcher.

11 Lagoon Naiad

Ni No Kuni Lagoon Naiad

Lagoon Naiad is another great choice for the fourth character you unlock, and as it is of the Nymphae genus, he has an affinity for this familiar type. It can be found on Friday Island and its secondary form is Sea Naiad.

This familiar is a great choice for a healer, though there is a better one for this character later on in the game. When it comes to the third metamorphosis, we recommend the Greater Naiad over the Lesser Spotted Naiad.

10 Dinoceros

As part of the Dracones genus, Dinoceros is an ideal familiar for Oliver. It is vulnerable to poison but has nothing that it is highly vulnerable to. Additionally, it’s easy to level and has some very powerful moves.

Dinoceros can be found at The Genie’s Steps, and it metamorphoses into Destroceros, before becoming either Catastroceros or Demoliceros. To ensure its final form is the powerhouse you want it to be, you should wait until Destroceros learns Belly Buster at level 16 before metamorphosing it into its final form, and Catastroceros is usually the preferred choice.


Whippersnapper is arguably the best familiar to fulfill the role of a tank for Oliver. As part of the Vermes genus, it has an affinity with Oliver. It can be found in the Deep Dark Wood area.

Its next evolutionary form is Trapper Snapper, and then it can morph into either Snaptrap or Claptrap, both of which are good. However, if you find you need a little extra help, choose Claptrap as its final form, as it has some healing tricks it can use to support the party.


Bonehead is part of the Mortui genus, and this makes it the perfect choice for an attacker for Swaine who has an affinity with this genus. Not only does it deliver strong attacks, but it also has a resistance to physical attacks. Boneheads can be found in the Golden Grove-South area and morph into Bone Ranger before its final forms of either Bone Brigadier or Bone Baron.

Bone Baron is the recommended choice for players, which can also be found in the Shimmering Sands desert area. Generally, however, it is better to level your familiars yourself to make them as strong as possible.


Hooray is part of the Aquatica genus, and this makes it an ideal attacker for Esther’s team. Arguably, it is the best attacker for her, as not only is it a powerful attacker, but it has high speed and defense too. Additionally, it has a good range of offensive tricks at its disposal.

Hoorays can be found in the sea just south of the Summerlands, generally around Castaway cove. It metamorphoses into Hip-Hooray before its final branching forms of Grimray or Springray.


Oroboros is part of the Vermes genus, making Oliver the best choice for this critter due to his affinity with them. It has a high magic stat that makes it a brilliant spellcaster or healer choice for Oliver to use depending on the final form that the player chooses.

Oroboros is found in the Rolling Hills area and metamorphoses into Chloroboros before its final forms of either Obscuroboros or Fluoroboros. For a healer role, choose Fluoroboros, but, for a spellcaster role, choose Obscuroboros.


Monolith is part of the Automata genus, so it is best used with Swaine who has an affinity with this type. Monolith is a brilliant tank choice for Swaine, as it has a natural resistance to physical attacks as well as a high defense.

Monoliths can be found in The Bayous area near Castaway Cove and metamorphose into Megalith before its final forms of Paleolith or Neolith. Both final forms are good, but Paleolith has a handy trick called “Upsy-Daisy,” which revives an unconscious ally.


Napcaps are exceptional spellcasters and very handy healers to have in your party. As part of the Flora genus, they are best used with Esther.

Napcaps are found in the Golden Grove area and metamorphose into Duncecap before its final forms of Madcap or Nightcap. To make it the most efficient healer, you might want to get it to level 32, as Duncecap to learn “Second Wind,” before morphing it into a third form. Nightcap is the better healer/support role of the final forms based on the tricks it can learn.


Sillymander is the fastest familiar in the game and can also hit hard, making it a great choice for an attacker in your team. As part of the Vermes genus, they are best used with Oliver who has an affinity with them.

Sillymanders can be found in the Vault of Tears, and it metamorphoses into Slamander before it transitions into its final forms of Pyromander or Petramander. Pyromander is the best choice, as Petramander has a weakness to physical attacks.


Lumberwood is of the Flora genus and is best suited for Esther. It is the best tank in the game, and, if you have Esther set to defense and she has this little guy out, she essentially never dies.

Lumberwood can be found in the No Longer Mine area and metamorphoses into Limberwood before turning into either Umberwood or Wildwood. Wildwood is the preferred choice of most players, but, if you find you are struggling a little, then choose Umberwood as it has some healing tricks.


Toko is able to becoming one of the pleasant powerhouse healers if the player is willing to put the time in. Not handiest is it a grind to gain as it simplest has a 2% chance of being recruited and is vulnerable to strolling away, however it also takes a long term to build it as much as its very last forms.

Tokos may be discovered on Ugly Duckling Isle and deliver big amounts of EXP as a reward, so that is one upside to farming them. Its subsequent shape is Tokotoko, finally metamorphosing into either Tokotocold or Docotoko. Tokotocold can heal the whole birthday party with its Healing Rain trick, while Docotoko is a superb desire for birthday party buffs and disposing of reputation ailments as well as being capable of revive birthday celebration individuals. It’s a really perfect choice for the fourth birthday celebration member’s team.