Ys X: Nordics - How to Increase Intimacy

A guide on how to increase Intimacy in Ys X: Nordics (Ys 10), including basic mechanics of increasing bond (relationship) level with ally characters, ways to raise friendship, how to unlock Interlude Events, how to gift gifts, and related trophies and achievements.

Ys X: Nordics - How to Increase Intimacy

How to Increase Intimacy in Ys X: Nordics

Important Note

Some in-game terms are roughly translated from the Japanese version of Ys X: Nordics (Ys 10). We will update them with those in the English versions upon the game’s global release.

What is Intimacy?

Intimacy is a gameplay mechanic in Ys X: Nordics (Ys 10) that determines how deep your bond is with various ally characters in the game. You can view your Intimacy level with any friendly crew members and NPCs in the Adventure Log’s Records screen.

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Increasing your Intimacy with allies gives you access to special character notes as well as unique story cutscenes called Interlude Events.

Ways to Increase Intimacy

Trigger specific events.

You can increase your Intimacy with certain characters when you trigger specific events that affect them.

Give characters gifts they like.

Offering crew members and NPCs gifts that they like also raises your bond with them.

Giving Gifts to Ally Characters

Gift items are indicated by a paper bag icon when viewing them from your ship’s Action menu.

The type of gift that each friendly character prefers varies and is largely based on their personality and backstory. Be sure to learn more about your crew members and other ally NPCs to know what gift will increase your Intimacy with them.

You can get gifts by purchasing them from shops or finding them as loot while exploring the game’s different areas.

Trophies and Achievements Related to Intimacy

There are also trophies and achievements unlocked for raising your Intimacy with various characters in the game. Note that you will need to meet the conditions listed below if you are aiming for 100% completion.

Achievement Trophy How to Unlock
Star of Sandras PlayStation 4 - Silver TrophySilver Achieved 100% intimacy completion rate.
Expanding Network of Contacts PlayStation 4 - Silver TrophySilver Achieved 100% Diary “People” completion rate.

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Ys X: Nordics Basic Information

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How Long to Beat the Game Pre-Order Bonuses and Game Editions
Does the Game Support Cross-Save? Can You Upgrade the PS4 Version to PS5?
Game Difficulty Game Controls
Characters List Voice Actors List
New Features DLC List and Guide

Ys X: Nordics Walkthrough

Main Story

▼Ys X: Nordics Main Story Walkthrough
Chapter 1: Karnack Chapter 2: Shield Brothers
Chapter 3: Towards the Light Chapter 4: White Darkness
Chapter 5: The Smoke of Counterattack Chapter 6: Mirror of the Sky
Chapter 7: The Great Battle of Flumen Chapter 8: Lila
Chapter 9: The Sea of ​​Beginnings
Post-Game Unlockables
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Useful Guides

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Trophies and Achievements List Post-Game Unlockables
Permanent Events and Missable Features Best Weapons
Best Equipment Best Skills
Money Farming Guide Leveling Guide
How to Unlock All Ship Crew Members How to Increase Intimacy
Gifts List and Guide

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Mana Actions
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Ys X: Nordics Characters

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Ys X: Nordics - Hugill IconHugill Ys X: Nordics - Flair IconFlair
Ys X: Nordics - Momina IconMomina Ys X: Nordics - Romes IconRomes
Ys X: Nordics - Joel IconJoel Ys X: Nordics - Ashley IconAshley
Ys X: Nordics - Ulval IconUlval Ys X: Nordics - Yolds IconYolds
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