Homs (English dub: /ˈhɒmz/) are a form of life indigenous to the Bionis, and the main playable race in Xenoblade Chronicles. They are analogous to humans in Xenoblade Chronicles X. The Nopon call them Hom Hom (/ˈhɒm hɒm/).
Homs do not appear to be anything special compared to humans, as they require food and water to survive, as well as having a similar life expectancy. The main difference is that Homs also require Ether to survive due to its role as the main building block of everything within the Xenoblade Chronicles universe.
The Homs are sentient beings who live on Bionis. They have a more or less advanced grasp on technology in comparison to the Nopon, though not to the degree of the High Entia. Like humans, they live near water sources and are capable of agriculture, hunting and cooking in order to have water and edible food readily available for consumption. Much like how some humans have religious or philosophical views in which they believe that they are made in the image of the divine, the Homs believe that the physical appearance of their race is owed to the shape of the Bionis. Reverence of the Bionis is also present to a degree, as the Homs have a custom regarding life and death as being intertwined with the fallen titan. Reyn mentions that this is known as "the way of the Homs", in which it is believed that all life that is born from the Bionis ultimately returns to it upon death, the latter of which involves burial of the deceased.
- The term "Homs" is likely derived from Homo sapiens, the species of modern humans, or from the Latin homō (man). Because Homs are virtually identical to humans, the name Homs is likely a shortened form of this general term.