Smoke Cylinders are collectables in Xenoblade Chronicles. They can be found in the Central Factory and Colony 6.


Central Factory - the following locations have the highest spawn rate (15%) for Smoke Cylinder:

  • GF: Maintenance Entrance 1; look for the spawn points on the climbable walls
  • GF: northeast of the Control Tower; between the two stairways
  • GF: south of the Control Tower; inside the hangars
  • GF: Storage Depot; mid-left and mid-right area of the room
  • 2F: Large Mechon Store; from the map, look for the H-shaped platform. The spawn point is below it (roughly at the center of the H).
  • 2F: Inside the Factory Vent. There is a spawn point on the passage ahead.
  • 2F: Inside the Factory Vent. From the map, look for the narrow platform in the middle. The spawn point is at the south end of the platform.
  • 3F: Inside the Factory Vent. After reaching 3F, the passages lead to some spawn points, up to the point where the surprise quest prompt appears.

Second set of locations (14%):

Colony 6 after completing both Special LV4 upgrade and the Mechonis Core (15%):

  • Top of the watchtower from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (southwest of the entrance of Colony 6).


Giving this collectable as a present from one player character to another will raise or lower the affinity between them as indicated by the following table:

Recipient Shulk Fiora Dunban Reyn Sharla Riki Melia
Affinity 6