How To Get The Bacon Bits Minion in FFXIV

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The Bacon Bits Minion is obtained rarely from the Retainer Venture “Woodland Exploration XXV”. This is a Level 80 Venture available specifically to Botanist Class Retainers.

Since Retainers share your Levels, you’ll need to be Level 80 as a Botanist. Your Retainer will also need a minimum of 1,459 in the Gathering Stat.

That’s easily attainable, however, as even normal Vendor Gear can be used to hit it.

The Venture itself does offer a variety of Rewards, with the Minion being quite rare. Although the Venture takes 18 hours of real time to complete – and it’ll likely require multiple attempts.

Admonishing your Retainer doesn’t improve the loot, but it is cathartic / FFXIV
Admonishing your Retainer doesn’t improve the loot, but it is cathartic

Woodland Exploration XXV Drops

  • 2,396,800 Retainer Experience
  • Allagan Silver Piece (6x)
  • Lignum Vitae Log (6 – 9x)
  • Bacon Bits Minion
  • Mist Spinach (6 – 9x)
  • Peppermint (6 – 9x)
  • Pixie Floss Boll (6 – 9x)
  • Russett Popoto (6 – 9x)
  • Sandteak Log (6 – 9x)
  • Upland Wheat (6 – 9x)

Each foray into the Woodlands will cost your two Ventures.

These are most easily obtained from your Grand Company at the following locations:

  • Ul’dah – Steps of Nald – Hall of Flames, X:8 Y:9
  • New Gridania – Adders’ Nest, X:10 Y:11
  • Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks – Maelstrom Command, X:13 Y:13

They’ll cost you 200 Seals each, and it’s probably a good idea to stock up on them.

Keep dispensing your Retainer and eventually you’ll end up with your porcine companion.

The Bacon Bits Minion (Dark) / FFXIV
Your bacon bits minion
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Judah Brandt

Judah has been going hard at RPGs for nearing 25 years. From the honest days of the Sega Genesis to the current generation, their lust for experience points is all-consuming. They've been battling the forces of evil in both Vana'diel and Eorzea ceaselessly since those worlds were created, making them an expert on all things Final Fantasy XI & XIV. When not taking long walks on the beaches of Costa del Sol, a real one works just fine. Also loves dogs.