Trek to Yomi Trophy Guide

Trek to Yomi

29 Trophies (1305 Points)

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Console

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Release Date

May 5th, 2022

Publisher

Devolver Digital

Developer

Leonard Menchiari

FAQ

How long does it take to beat Trek to Yomi and unlock all trophies?

About forty hours

How difficult is it to beat Trek to Yomi and unlock all trophies?

Medium (5/10)

Does Trek to Yomi have online trophies?

No

Does Trek to Yomi have difficulty-specific trophies?

Yes

Does Trek to Yomi have missable trophies?

No

Does Trek to Yomi have glitched trophies?

No

What is the minimum number of playthroughs required to unlock all trophies in Trek to Yomi?

One on Ronin Difficulty, one on Kensei Difficulty, and a final run on Easy Difficulty.

Does Trek to Yomi have a Platinum Trophy?

Yes

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How to Unlock All Trophies in Trek to Yomi for PlayStation 4 & 5

Welcome to our Trek to Yomi Trophy Guide. Trek to Yomi is a short side-scrolling souls-like with a somewhat technical combat system and a heavily-applied old-school samurai movie aesthetic.

The gameplay in Trek to Yomi manages to provide quite a rigid challenge, and with the Difficulty Trophies in its Trophy Journey, you’ll get to taste every inch of the die-and-retry challenge available in the game.

Set aside 40 hours or more and prepare your teeth for a thorough gritting before you take on Trek to Yomi’s challenging and long-winded Platinum Trophy.

Phase One – Ronin Difficulty Playthrough

In this first phase of our Trek to Yomi Trophy Guide, you will collect all of the unmissable story trophies by completing all chapters. To keep our number of playthroughs to a minimum, though, you should play on “Ronin” difficulty, the game’s Hard Mode.

You’re welcome to do a blind playthrough on any other difficulty, but you will need to complete at least one playthrough on Ronin Difficulty without changing the difficulty at any point.

Since it’s best to find all upgrades and collectibles in a single run without missing any, it is recommended that you follow our Trek to Yomi Collectible Guide to find all Upgrades and Lore Collectibles as you play through this phase, but you’re free to wait until your Easy Mode playthrough.

As well as the trophies mentioned here, you will unlock one of the three Ending Trophies.

Unmissable Story Trophies

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Young blood

Kill 1st enemy

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Unmissable

Shortly after leaving the village at the start of the game, and passing the second shrine, you will face an enemy bandit for the first time. Kill him to unavoidably unlock the Young Blood trophy.

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End of kindergarten

Finish Chapter 1

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Story

Unmissable

To unlock the “End of Kindergarten” trophy, you will need to reach the boss fight at the end of Chapter 1.

There, counter him three times to trigger a cutscene in which your sensei defeats him, ending the chapter and unlocking the trophy.

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After the storm

Finish Chapter 2

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Story

Unmissable

Reach the boss at the end of Chapter Two and defeat him to unlock the “After the Storm” trophy.

If you can defeat the boss here without taking any damage at all, you will unlock the “I’ll put this spear into…” trophy.

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Dust and ashes

Finish Chapter 3

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Story

Unmissable

Reach the boss fight at the end of Chapter Three and lose to end the Chapter and unlock the “Dust and ashes” trophy.

If you can actually defeat the boss here without dying, you will unlock the Early End trophy.

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Fleeting destiny

Finish Chapter 4

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Story

Unmissable

Reach the boss at the end of Chapter 4 and defeat it to unlock the “Fleeting destiny” trophy.

If you can defeat the boss without taking any damage, you will unlock the That woman is a demon! trophy.

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Afterlife traveler

Finish Chapter 5

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Story

Unmissable

Reach the boss at the end of Chapter 5 and defeat it to unlock the “Afterlife traveler” trophy.

If you can defeat this boss without taking any damage, you will unlock the “Forgive me, sensei” trophy.

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Trek’s end?

Finish Chapter 6

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Story

Unmissable

Reach the final boss of Chapter 5 and defeat him to unlock the “Trek’s end?” trophy.

If you can defeat this boss without taking any damage at all, you will unlock the “Clash in a mirror” trophy.

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Samurai dies twice

Complete the game

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Story

Unmissable

Reach the game’s final boss all the way at the end of Chapter 7 and then win the fight to unlock the “Samurai dies twice” trophy.

If you’re able to defeat this boss without taking any damage at all, you’ll unlock the “Demon’s dread” trophy.

Complete the Game on Ronin Difficulty

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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Complete the game in Ronin mode

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Difficulty-Specific

Ronin Difficulty is the game’s Hard Mode. To unlock “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” you will need to beat the game on this difficulty from start to finish without ever changing the difficulty via the settings.

Successfully reach and defeat the final boss at the end of Chapter 7 on Ronin Difficulty to unlock the trophy.

Phase Two – Kensei Difficulty Playthrough & Perfect Boss Fights

In this second phase of our Trek to Yomi Trophy Guide, you will need to beat the game on its hardest difficulty; Kensei Difficulty.

On Kensei difficulty, every enemy except bosses will die in a single hit, but so will you!

Since you physically can’t progress without beating the bosses while avoiding getting hit at all, you will also unlock all of the Perfect Boss Fight Trophies here, unavoidably.

You should note that Health Upgrades do not spawn on Kensei Difficulty so you won’t be able to collect all upgrades in this playthrough. But if you are missing any other upgrade or collectible, you can grab it in this run.

Follow our Trek to Yomi Collectible Guide to find them. I’d recommend using it at least for Stamina Upgrades, as you’ll still want as many of those as you can get your hands on. Ammo Capacity Upgrades will also prove useful here, so consider grabbing those too.

As well as the trophies mentioned here, you will unlock one of the three Ending Trophies. Remember not to choose the same ending you chose for your Ronin playthrough or you’ll need to do another full playthrough.

You could also try to defeat the boss at the end of Chapter 3 without taking damage if you’re feeling up to it, this will unlock both Chapter Three Boss Trophies. Doing so will end the game early, though, so make sure you use backup saves if you can.

Complete the Game on Kensei Difficulty

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Unstoppable

Complete the game on Kensei mode

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To unlock the “Unstoppable” trophy, you will first need to beat the game on any difficulty to unlock “Kensei” mode.

Then, select “New Game” from the title screen and choose Kensei Mode.

In Kensei Mode, everyone except bosses dies in one hit, including you. Honestly, it’s actually a bit easier than Ronin Difficulty because you can really just brute force a lot of fights, and the Bo-Shuriken becomes an OP insta-kill tool.

The only real struggle you’ll face is the bosses, which you’ll have to defeat without taking damage. Fortunately, this means you’ll unlock all of the Perfect Boss Fight Trophies here automatically.

Perfect Boss Fight Trophies

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I’ll put this spear into…

Kill Sadatame without getting hit

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Skill-based

Reach and defeat Sadatame at the end of Chapter 2 without getting hit a single time to unlock the “I’ll put this spear into…” trophy.

If you are doing your Kensei Mode playthrough, you will be unable to progress without beating the boss while avoiding taking damage, making this trophy unmissable.

The best method for defeating Sadatame without getting hit is as follows:

  • Counter his initial attack to stagger him.
  • Hit him with a attack followed by a second attack.
  • He will jump into the background and send four minions after you, back-to-back. Defeat them with thrusting and rotation attacks to dispatch them quickly.
  • Sadatame will jump back into the fight. Counter him again and then land two more attacks to defeat him for good.
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That woman is a demon!

Kill Aiko Demon without getting hit

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Skill-based

To unlock the “That woman is a demon!” trophy, you will need to reach the boss at the end of Chapter 4 and then defeat her without taking any damage.

Since you die in one hit on Kensei Difficulty, you’re guaranteed to unlock this in your Kensei Difficulty playthrough.

The best strategy for the Aiko Demon boss is as follows:

  • At the start of the fight, she will do a big down-swing attack. This attack is your opening, look out for it throughout the fight.
  • Whenever she raises her arms up to do the down-swing attack, press while pushing towards her. You will roll under her legs, appearing behind her.
  • Once you’re behind her, immediately pull towards her and tap to land a rotation attack.
  • Follow the rotation attack up with two attacks, and then back away.
  • Dodge the rest of her attacks by rolling () and wait for her to down-swing again. Repeat until she’s dead.
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Forgive me, sensei

Kill Sanjuro Demon without getting hit

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Skill-based

Reach and defeat Sanjuro Demon at the end of Chapter 5 without getting hit a single time to unlock the “Forgive me, sensei” trophy.

If you are doing your Kensei Mode playthrough, you will be unable to progress without beating the boss while avoiding taking damage, making this trophy unmissable.

The best method for defeating Sanjuro Demon without getting hit is as follows:

  • Dodge Roll under him every time he attacks.
  • When you’ve avoided an attack successfully, use + to do a rotation attack if needed and then get in one or two attacks to deal big damage.
  • Resume dodge rolling his attacks. Repeat until he’s defeated!
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Clash in a mirror

Kill Hiroki Demon without getting hit

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Skill-based

Reach and defeat Hiroki Demon at the end of Chapter 6 without getting hit a single time to unlock the “Clash in a mirror” trophy.

If you are doing your Kensei Mode playthrough, you will be unable to progress without beating the boss while avoiding taking damage, making this trophy unmissable.

The best method for defeating Hiroki Demon without getting hit is as follows:

  • Block/Parry all his attacks with . If a heavy attack hits you, you won’t be able to block but can still parry.
  • As soon as you’re able to stagger the enemy, hit him with two or more attacks to deal massive damage.
  • Repeat until he’s defeated. This is one of the easier fights if you can get the hang of parrying.
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Demon’s dread

Kill Kagerou Demon without getting hit

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Skill-based

To unlock the “Demon’s dread” trophy, you will need to reach and defeat the final boss in the game without taking damage at all. You can’t complete the game on Kensei difficulty and unlock Unstoppable without first unlocking this trophy.

Kagerou Demon is easily the hardest fight in the game and it will take you a lot of attempts to get lucky here, but if you follow the methods outlined below, you should make it through alright:

  • In phase one of the fight, parry Kagerou’s attacks and then counter with two attacks. If you get the timing right, you can do this three times back-to-back and end the first phase of the fight very quickly.
  • In phase two, Kagerou will spawn massive singularities in the room which explode and damage you if you remain close. Dodge away from these with + .
  • After using a Singularity attack, Kagerou will run towards you and set the floor on fire. Dodge roll + past him, hit him with a rotation attack, and then follow up with two attacks.
  • If done correctly, you will end phase two of the fight right there. Otherwise, repeat to finish him off. If you’re not close enough to Kagerou when attempting to roll past him, you’ll bounce off him and land in his flames.
  • In Phase Three of the fight, Kagerou will split in two. You’ll need to fight topless Kagerou and armored Kagerou simultaneously.
  • Armored Kagerou is exactly the same as phase one of the fight, so you can take him out easily with some well-timed parries.
  • Topless Kagerou is the biggest challenge in the fight. Parry his overhead attacks and follow up with attacks, but if he dodges backward, roll away from him to avoid a counter-attack. Keep this up until he’s defeated.
  • Using any ranged weapons (i.e. Bo-Shuriken, Bow) to chip away at Topless Kagerou’s health is advised.
  • When both ghosts are defeated, phase four of the fight will begin. It’s the same as phase two, so repeat the same strategy to finish him off.

In case the strategy above proves difficult to understand, I also recorded my attempts at the trophy, which you can use as reference:

Phase Three – Final Playthrough, Cleanup, Collectibles, and Defeating Shogun Kagerou

In this third and final phase of our Trek to Yomi Trophy Guide, you will need to complete your last playthrough. This playthrough is more for cleanup than anything, and so we can grab the third Ending Trophy, so you’re free to play on Easy Difficulty (Kabuki), which will be a breeze after your Kensei run.

Here’s a rundown of the things you’ll need to do in this final playthrough:

  • Unlock all Collectible Trophies, use our Trek to Yomi Collectible Guide to find them all in order if you haven’t yet.
  • Complete a mission without dying or using a shrine for Untouchable if you didn’t do it already.
  • Attempt to defeat the Chapter Three boss (it’s supposed to beat you) without taking damage for both Chapter Three Boss Trophies. You will need to make a backup save at the checkpoint, though, because if you’re successful the game will end and you’ll need to restart your playthrough.

Collectible Trophies

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This will come in handy

Collect first Upgrade

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Collectible

The “This will come in handy” trophy is for collecting your first Upgrade. You’ll eventually need to collect all of the Upgrades if you hope to unlock the platinum trophy at the end of the game, which our Trek to Yomi Collectible Guide can help you with.

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Dedicated Collector

Collect all Upgrades

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Collectible

Upgrades can be somewhat tracked from your inventory by pressing and going to the “Skills” tab.

There’s no Chapter Select and no New Game Plus, but the game remembers things you’ve collected in other playthroughs, even though it no longer tracks them in-game when you start a new save.

Still, with limited backtracking and a lack of tracking between saves, it’s better to collect every Upgrade in a single playthrough.

I highly recommend using our Trek to Yomi Collectible Guide, which will also show the locations of all Lore Collectibles.

If you miss an upgrade and notice before it’s too late, take note of which one so you can be sure to grab it in another playthrough.

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Leave no stone unturned

Find all lore collectibles

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Collectible

Lore Collectibles can be tracked from your inventory by pressing and going to the “Lore Collectibles” tab.

They are listed in order, so if you miss any you can somewhat figure out where the missed collectible is and go back for it. Unfortunately, though, you will come across many points-of-no-return in each Chapter so backtracking isn’t always an option.

There’s no Chapter Select and no New Game Plus, but the game remembers things you’ve collected in other playthroughs, even though it no longer tracks them in-game when you start a new save.

Still, with limited backtracking and a lack of tracking between saves, it’s better to collect every Upgrade in a single playthrough. For that reason, I highly recommend using our Trek to Yomi Collectible Guide, which will also show the locations of all Upgrades.

If you miss a collectible and notice before it’s too late, take note of which one so you can be sure to grab it in another playthrough.

Ending Trophies

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Follow your heart

Complete the game with the path of love

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When you reach the end of Chapter 6 and defeat the boss there, you’ll be given one of three choices. Whichever choice you make here will dictate the trophy you unlock after defeating the boss at the end of Chapter 7.

Select “Choose Love” to unlock the “Follow your heart” trophy. You should earn this in one of your three playthroughs.

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Follow your blade

Complete the game with the path of fury

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When you reach the end of Chapter 6 and defeat the boss there, you’ll be given one of three choices. Whichever choice you make here will dictate the trophy you unlock after defeating the boss at the end of Chapter 7.

Select “Reject Gifts” to unlock the “Follow your blade” trophy. You should earn this in one of your three playthroughs.

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Follow your mind

Complete the game with the path of duty

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When you reach the end of Chapter 6 and defeat the boss there, you’ll be given one of three choices. Whichever choice you make here will dictate the trophy you unlock after defeating the boss at the end of Chapter 7.

Select “Choose Duty” to unlock the “Follow your mind” trophy. You should earn this in one of your three playthroughs.

Chapter Three Boss Trophies

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Early End

For killing the boss in chapter 3

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Skill-based

The “Early End” trophy will unlock if you manage to actually defeat the boss at the end of Chapter Three; Kagerou Shogun.

Kagerou Shogun is supposed to defeat you. So it’s very difficult to actually win this fight, and if Kagerou kills you, the Chapter will end and you’ll have to start an entirely new playthrough just to attempt the fight again.

You can get around that with backup saves, though. At the shrine before the Chapter 3 Boss, close the game and then upload your saves to the Cloud.

This is the shrine you’ll need to upload your save at.

On PS4, you can also back up saves to a USB device, but on PS5 you will need PS Plus to access the Cloud Saves service.

Now, whenever you attempt the boss fight and fail to defeat him, you can just download your save backup and then try again.

If you don’t want to use save backups, you should definitely not attempt this on Kensei difficulty. On Kensei Mode, you will die from a single hit and the chapter will end immediately. However, on easier difficulties, you can pause the game if your health gets too low and select “Load Checkpoint.”

It is strongly recommended that you try to stack this trophy with “No, that’s not possible…” and unlock them both simultaneously.

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No, that’s not possible…

Kill Kagerou Shogun without getting hit

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Skill-based

To unlock “No, that’s not possible…” you will need to beat the Kagerou Shogun boss at the end of Chapter 3 without taking a single hit of damage.

Kagerou Shogun is supposed to defeat you, however, so if you beat him, your playthrough will end and you’ll have to start again from the beginning, but you’ll unlock the Early End trophy.

If you manage to do this on your Kensei Mode run, you’ll naturally unlock this trophy automatically.

The problem with killing Kagerou Shogun is that if he kills you first, the Chapter will end. See Early End for a solution to get around this.

Note that if you attempt this on Kensei difficulty, you will die in one hit and the chapter ends before you can blink.

Instead, it’s best to play on an easier difficulty so that if you take a hit, you can pause the game and reload last checkpoint.

You essentially just need to parry every one of Kagerou’s attacks and then follow up with a combo of your choice. I find that a Stunning Combo (, , ) does a decent amount of damage without using too much stamina.

If you wait until the slow-mo ends after a parry you can begin a stunning combo instead of countering and pushing the enemy away.

When your stamina gets low, he should back away to give you a moment to recover, but his AI is not always reliable here, so consider rolling away when your stamina gets too low.

You’ll need to get into a good rhythm of parrying then attacking; > > . Once you have the rhythm down and can keep it up, you should be okay!

I recorded my successful attempt at the trophy, which you can use as reference:

Misc Combat Trophies

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Men-Kaeshi-Dou

Execute 50 successful counters

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Cumulative

In Trek to Yomi, you can parry an enemy’s attacks by tapping just before their attack connects with you. The timing is actually pretty lenient so you can tap very early and still parry.

Once parried, an enemy can be countered if you immediately press .

You will parry a lot in your trophy journey as it is the best way to deal with a foe while taking minimal damage. To unlock the “Men-Kaeshi-Dou” trophy, you will need to parry a cumulative total of 50 times.

In fact, I admittedly struggled with the learning curve of the combat system on Ronin Difficulty for so long that I unlocked this trophy before even reaching the third shrine in the first level.

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Bloodlust

Perform 50 finishers

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Cumulative

To unlock the “Bloodlust” Trophy, you will need to use Finisher attacks 50 times.

You will unlock the Finishers Upgrade during Chapter 2, which allows you to press on stunned enemies to insta-kill them and recover some health in the process.

To stun an enemy, hit them with a stunning combo; > > . You will also unlock this combo in Chapter 2.

Admittedly, still struggling with the game’s learning curve, I’d managed to perform 50 finishers before even finishing Chapter 2 on Ronin Difficulty.

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Big Bertha

Kill 3 enemy at once with ozutsu

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Non-cumulative

The Ozutsu is a powerful cannon-like ranged weapon that you will unlock during Chapter 4. The cannon has the ability to shoot through multiple enemies, hitting several at once, and will kill a lot of weaker enemies in a single hit.

To unlock the “Big Bertha” trophy, you will need to find a group of three enemies in a row and then shoot them all with a single shot of the Ozutsu weapon.

Press to equip the Ozutsu and to fire/reload.

I found that the best place to earn this trophy was during Chapter 7, as there are a lot of large groups of enemies which frequently line up behind each other.

This should be quite a lot easier to earn in Kensei Mode because every shot is guaranteed to kill what it hits. This means it will definitely travel through to the next enemy, so if you can just get them in a row…

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Untouchable

Complete a whole chapter without dying and using a shrine

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Skill-based

To unlock “Untouchable,” you will need to complete a whole chapter—start to finish—without dying or using a shrine.

This is fairly easy to do on your Easy Difficulty Playthrough as you can take a lot of damage without dying and kill most enemies in 2 hits or less.

The best levels to try this on are Chapter 1—where all the enemy types are basic—or my personal choice, Chapter 4, where the enemies are slow and predictable. Plus, being later in the game means access to useful killer abilities like the Stunning Combination and Finishers.

If you forget to complete this trophy’s requirements at any point throughout your three playthroughs, just start a new game on Kabuki Mode (Easy Difficulty) and complete Chapter 1 without activating any Shrines.

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Malicious mischief

Kill 10 enemies without using any weapon

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Cumulative

You can’t unequip your sword in Trek to Yomi, so you may be wondering how you’re supposed to kill 10 enemies without using a weapon to unlock the Malicious mischief trophy.

Well, most chapters will have a place in them where you can activate a trap and kill several enemies with it. By doing this in at least three different spots you should be able to kill 10 enemies and unlock “Malicious Mischief” in one of your three playthroughs. There are enough traps for 19 trap kills in a single playthrough.

To help, here’s the location of all traps:

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1A wooden crane holding logs above some enemies. Interact with the crane controls to drop the log.3
2Inside the old mining tunnel, take the left path up the ladder and then interact with the winch to drop the wooden platform and rocks on the enemies below.4
3Once you reach the chapter’s first shrine, do down the left path to get under a bridge. Interact with the bridge’s support beams to bring it down and kill the soldiers on it.2
3After you get the bow, climb the ladder at the next shrine in the barn and then push the shelves onto the enemies below.2
3Near one of the shrines is a house containing the Kakute Lore Collectible, in the house’s back garden is a ladder and an Upgrade scroll.
Climb the ladder and go right to push a large beam over. This will dislodge a rubble dam, crushing the enemies below.
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4At some point in the chapter, you’ll reach a shrine next to a river, a dam, and a house.
Climb up onto the dam via the ledge at the left side and then interact with both winches up there to release the dam and wash away the enemies.
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7Towards the middle of the level, you’ll come to a shrine in a garden next to a gate. Instead of going through the gate, climb up the stairs on the left and follow the path to the top floor of a warehouse.
Push the giant barrels here onto the enemies below.
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A Trek to Remember

Collect all other trophies

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Once you have acquired every other trophy in this Trek to Yomi Trophy Guide, the “A Trek to Remember” Platinum trophy will unlock.

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