When you start playing Octopath Traveler 2, you’ll need to choose a partner for Ochette using her Befriend Path Action. This is an important decision that will affect the rest of the game. In this guide, we will take you through how to choose your Octopath Traveler 2 Ochette companion.
Ochette has two options: Malamaowl, an owl, and Lajackal, a jackal. Whichever companion you choose will fight with you and use the provoke command to help you in battle.
But, which one should you pick? Let’s find out in this Octopath Traveler 2 Ochette companion guide!
Who to pick as a companion for Ochette in Octopath Traveler 2
While Lajackal can deal significant damage, only magical attacks always hit and can damage Octopuffs. Ochette can deal good damage herself, making Lajackal less necessary. In contrast, Malamaowl can reveal enemy weaknesses, which helps you exploit them and increase your chances of winning.
Malamaowl also lets Ochette capture and use more monsters. That means you’ll have more options for fighting your enemies. Malamaowl will reveal elemental weaknesses which gives you more flexibility when fighting. Thus, in this case, we would recommend Malamaowl.
Lajackal can be a good choice if your team lacks physical damage types. For instance, if you have Throné, Temenos, and Osvald in your squad, Lajackal might be a viable pick. The jackal can reveal their weapon-type weaknesses.
Ultimately, your choice of companion depends on your play style, party selection, and personal preferences. Both companions have different fighting styles, so it’s up to you which one you prefer. There’s Malamaowl who specializes in magical damage and Lajackal, who excels at physical damage. It’s worth noting, too, that Malamaowl can fly, while Lajackal cannot.