Nia approaching a Collection Point

Collection Points are a mechanic and locations in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. They are localized points across the Titans of Alrest where the party can collect valuable items known as Collectibles. These collectible items can be used in quests, for unlocking certain Blade's abilities, or for refining Aux Cores. Collection Points are visible from a distance, and they appear as a blue light from far away. When the party is close to one, a blue shovel icon appears above the point, and the party can begin collecting. Certain Blades have specific Field Skills, like "Etymology" for Insect collectibles, which cause a larger number of items to drop, and better quality items to drop when collecting.