How To Get The Garlic Jester Minion (FFXIV)

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The Garlic Jester Minion is obtained primarily through Gardening. Added in Patch 2.3 of A Realm Reborn, you’ll need to plant Garlic Jester Seeds in order to grow the Minion.

The seeds themselves are only available through Cross-breeding other types of seeds (specifically Garlic Cloves & Mandrake).

In FFXIV, cross-breeding is when you plant two types of seeds next to each other in a Housing Garden plot. The seeds then have a chance to produce offspring – in this case ideally the offspring will be your Garlic Jester seeds.


Getting Your Garlic Jester

You’ll need a few things to get yourself started.

First, you’ll need access to a gardening plot. These are available to any Player or Free Company with Housing.

Housing Merchants will sell you the Gardening Plots necessary to plant seeds. They’re available at the following locations:

  • The Lavender Beds, X:11 Y:8
  • The Goblet, X:11 Y:8
  • The Mist, X:11 Y:11
  • Shirogane, X:10 Y:12

The Plots come in three sizes – Round, Oblong and Deluxe.

Each can respectively hold 4, 6 and 8 seeds.

The size you choose doesn’t matter here, but the more slots available, the more seeds you can plant. This increases your shot at cross-breeding.

Remember to water your plants daily. If not they’ll wither and yield no seeds! / FFXIV
Remember to water your plants daily. If not they’ll wither and yield no seeds!

Once you’ve settled on your plot, you’ll need to obtain some soil and your seeds.

The Soil you’ll specifically want here is Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil. This type specifically enhances the odds that your plants will cross. Meaning this is the go-to when trying to obtain special seeds.

You can obtain it one of two ways:

  • Level 50 Quarrying – Western Thanalan, X:18 Y:27, 5 AM Eorzean Time.
  • Bertana (Idyllshire, X:6 Y:5) sells this for one Unidentifiable Ore, which you can receive from various Heavensward Beast Tribes.

Once you’ve got your Soil, you’ll need the seeds themselves.

There is only one cross-breed that will yield the Garlic Jester Seeds: Garlic Cloves & Mandrake.

  • Mandrake Seeds are harvested from Eastern La Noscea, X:27 Y:29
  • Garlic Cloves are harvested from Western Thanalan – Nophica’s Wells, X:23 Y:24

Tip: The seeds may not show up on the Nodes immediately. Run between the others in the area to refresh them until they appear.

It’s important when you plant these seeds that you alternate them. Meaning one then the other in order.

Two of the same seeds won’t produce the results you want, so keep them apart!

With a bit of luck, these will yield you the Garlic Jester Seeds.

From there you’ll need to plant your new seeds and wait for your Minion to sprout.

The soil you use here doesn’t matter, because any will produce a single Minion. After about a day or so, you’ll be the proud owner of your very own Garlic Jester.

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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.