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Steam achievements and PlayStation 4 trophies are external trophies unlocked in The Messenger. There are 48 Steam achievements total, and there are 43 PS4 trophies total, obtained either through normal game progression or through performing specific in-game feats.

List of Achievements/Trophies[]

Icon Name Description Rank Instructions
Achievement 1.jpg Nothing To Fear Rescue all Phobekins Silver Collect Necro, Claustro, Acro, and Pyro, the four Phobekins scattered around the world. Necro is automatically collected by entering the Catacombs early on in the game, while the other three Phobekins must be collected after gaining the power to freely time travel.
Achievement 2.jpg Enter The Ninja Beat the intro without dying Bronze Complete the intro of the game, Ninja Village. When you begin the game, just keep heading to the right. It's not actually possible to die.
Achievement 3.jpg Dungeon Brawler Defeat the Necromancer Bronze Defeat Ruxxtin the Great, the boss at the end of the Catacombs.
Achievement 4.jpg Deposit At The River Bank Jump down the big waterfall in Bamboo Creek Bronze Traverse most of Bamboo Creek until you reach a room near the end of the level with a humongous waterfall. Then, jump down and land in the water.
Achievement 5.jpg My Bad! Defeat the Emerald Golem Bronze Defeat the Emerald Golem, the boss at the end of Howling Grotto.
Achievement 6.jpg I Quill Survive Defeat the Queen of Quills Bronze Defeat the Queen of Quills, the boss at the end of Quillshroom Marsh.
Achievement 7.jpg Leg Day Defeat Colos & Suses Bronze Defeat Colos & Suses, the bosses at the end of Searing Crags.
Achievement 8.jpg Glacial Peaked Get to the top of the mountain Bronze Traverse most of Glacial Peak until you reach the top of the mountain. Then, head to the right.
Achievement 9.jpg Did The Thing Defeat the Arcane Golem Silver Defeat Arcane Golem, the boss at the end of the Tower of Time.
Achievement 10.jpg Sweet 16! Time travel to the future Bronze After reaching Cloud Ruins for the first time, walk towards the right until you pass a certain structure.
Achievement 11.jpg Was That A Dragon? Defeat the Sky Serpent Bronze Defeat Evil Manfred, the boss at the end of Cloud Ruins.
Achievement 12.jpg More Like 'Dumb In General' Defeat the Demon General Gold Defeat Barma'thazël, the boss at the end of the Underworld.
Achievement 13.jpg Man's Best Fred Ride Manfred around the world back to where it all started Bronze After defeating Barma'thazël, a cutscene plays out where you ride Manfred to Ninja Village. After you jump off of Manfred, you'll obtain this achievement.
Achievement 14.jpg Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow Make it out of the underwater labyrinth Bronze Navigate through Howling Grotto's underwater maze until you reach Sunken Shrine.
Achievement 15.jpg Tumble Hijinx Bump on a few flowers in Rivière Turquoise Bronze In Rivière Turquoise, enter a blue cannon plant and bounce off of about three blue bouncy flowers.
Achievement 16.jpg The Lava Is Floor Run on lava Bronze After obtaining the Lightfoot Tabi from Sunken Shrine, go to Searing Crags. Two rooms to the right of the Searing Crags world portal is a floor filled with lava. Activate the Lightfoot Tabi and run across the lava.
Achievement 17.jpg Not With THAT Altitude Defeat the Demon King Silver Defeat the Demon King, the boss at the end of Forlorn Temple.
Achievement 18.jpg More like EleMENTAL Skylands Complete the Elemental Skylands scenario Bronze Defeat Clockwork Concierge, the boss at the end of Elemental Skylands, and watch the cutscene afterwards.
Achievement 19.jpg Well, That Was Unsightly Survive the Corrupted Future chase Bronze Collect the Key of Courage and complete the Abomination chase encounter at the end of the Corrupted Future.
Achievement 20.jpg Sun And Moon Receive the Key of Love Bronze In Sunken Shrine, collect the Sun Crest and Moon Crest and put them on the door in the main hub of Sunken Shrine. Enter the door, and collect the Key of Love after watching a cutscene.
Achievement 21.jpg It Sounds Better On Vinyl Complete the Melody Bronze After collecting all six Music Notes, interact with the Music Box in the Tower of Time HQ to place the Music Notes on the wall.
Achievement 22.jpg I'm Your Biggest Phan Defeat Phantom Gold Defeat Phantom, the boss at the end of the Music Box.
Achievement 23.jpg The Fake Ending Was Better Beat the game Bronze After completing the Music Box and defeating the Phantom, a cutscene plays out. At the end of the cutscene is a quick-time event. Complete the quick-time event to defeat the Mask and beat the game.
Achievement 24.jpg Losing Weight, Gaining Ground Buy five upgrades in the shop Bronze Buy 5 upgrades from the shop.
Achievement 25.jpg Be Lootful And Multiply Destroy a Big Time Shard Bronze Completely destroy a Big Time Shard.
Achievement 26.jpg Walking On Air Execute 15 Cloudsteps without landing or clinging to a wall Silver Execute 15 Cloudsteps without landing on the ground or clinging to a wall.
Achievement 27.jpg I Swear It's My First Time Make it through Dark Cave without the 'Power of True Sight' Gold Complete the Dark Cave without obtaining the Ordinary Wax Candle. Once you obtain the Ordinary Wax Candle, you can no longer obtain this achievement.
Achievement 28.jpg Challenge Expected Destroy your first Power Seal Bronze Find 1 Power Seal.
Achievement 29.jpg Wheelin' And Sealin' Destroy all Power Seals Gold Find all 45 Power Seals.
Achievement 30.jpg Started From The Bottom Buy all upgrades from the shop Silver Buy all 19 upgrades from the shop.
Achievement 31.jpg I've Been Around Enter all areas of the world Bronze Enter each area at least once.
Achievement 32.jpg Eye Of The Shareholder Meet Quarble Bronze Die and finish the dialogue conversation with Quarble.
Achievement 33.jpg Fine, I Won't Open It Be lectured on happiness Bronze Enter any shop with a Shopkeeper and continuously interact with the cabinet until The Shopkeeper initiates cabinet rant #1. After obtaining 1 Music Note on the Version 1.0.4 update or higher, you can no longer obtain this achievement. For a New Game + runthrough, it is also not compatible with the Voodoo Mask from Picnic Panic, as the Cage Monster is needed to hear the final line of dialogue.
Achievement 34.jpg Bait Taken Be lectured on the power of stories Bronze Before summoning the Tower of Time at the top of Glacial Peak, there is a shop at the top of Glacial Peak without a Shopkeeper. You must continuously interact with the cabinet inside this specific shop until The Shopkeeper initiates cabinet rant #2. After summoning the Tower of Time, you can no longer obtain this achievement.
Achievement 35.jpg You Said This Was A Platformer Be lectured on the inner child Silver After defeating Barma'thazël but before opening the cabinet, you must either continuously try to leave the shop or continuously talk to The Shopkeeper until The Shopkeeper initiates cabinet rant #3. After opening the cabinet, you can no longer obtain this achievement.
Achievement 36.jpg Hope This Phelps Buy the Swim Dash upgrade from the shop Bronze Buy the "Currents master" upgrade from the shop.
Achievement 37.jpg One Hit Wonder Kill a green demon in a single hit Bronze Buy the "Demon's bane" upgrade from the shop, then kill a Green Kappa with a powered-up attack.
Achievement 38.jpg Welco Metot Henex Tlevel Keep a windmill shuriken going for 15 seconds Silver After collecting all 45 Power Seals, open up the Power Seal Chest inside the shop. Equip the Windmill Shuriken, throw it, and keep jumping over it like a jump rope for 15 seconds.
Achievement 39.jpg No Argument Here Make it from the beginning of the game to beating the Queen of Quills with zero deaths Silver From the beginning of Ninja Village until defeating the Queen of Quills, you must have 0 deaths. If you die at all, you can't obtain the achievement.
Achievement 40.jpg How Ninja Is That? Attack your first enemy projectile Bronze Buy the "Strike of the Ninja" upgrade from the shop, then slash an applicable enemy projectile with your sword.
Achievement 42.jpg Rocked Opus Defeat Octo N/A Defeat Octo, the boss at the end of the Open Sea.
Achievement 43.jpg Voodoo Told'em Defeat the Voodoo Totem N/A Defeat the Voodoo Totem, the boss at the end of Voodkin Shore.
Achievement 44.jpg Now THAT'S a finale! Defeat the Demon General... again Bronze Defeat Barma'thething, the boss at the end of the Voodoo Heart.
Achievement 45.jpg Star Messenger Win the race with a perfect score N/A Win all 5 races in a row against the Dark Messenger without losing a single one.
Achievement 46.jpg Betcha can't buy just one Make your first purchase at the Craftman's Corner N/A After completing the "Sunk Cost" achievement, interact with the shop's Money Sink to reach The Craftsman's Corner, then purchase a toy.
Achievement 47.jpg Thanks I hate it Meet the voodoo mask Silver Collect all the Voodoo Feathers and Voodoo Mask Pieces in Picnic Panic. After reaching the Voodoo Heart, interact with the altar in the shop to summon the Voodoo Mask.
Achievement 48.jpg Sunk Cost Unclog the Money Sink N/A After purchasing all shop upgrades, interact with the Money Sink inside the shop to learn that it's clogged. Afterwards, go to The Artificer's room in the Tower of Time HQ. Interact with the tools on the wall and agree to give all of your Time Shards to The Artificer in exchange for the Money Wrench. Then, interact with the Money Sink in order to unclog it.
Achievement 49.jpg All in Accept 'THE DEAL' N/A After completing the "Thanks I hate it" achievement, create a New Game + file. Talk to the Voodoo Mask and accept its deal.

PlayStation 4-Only Trophy[]

Icon Name Description Rank Instructions
Achievement 41.png I am The Messenger Obtain all other trophies Platinum Obtain all other trophies. (PS4 only.)

Limited-Time Achievements/Trophies[]

Some achievements only have a limited timeframe in which you can achieve them. If you miss the window of opportunity, you will have to start a new game in order to obtain the achievement.

  • I Swear It's My First Time: You must complete the Dark Cave without obtaining the Ordinary Wax Candle. Once you obtain the Ordinary Wax Candle, you can no longer obtain this achievement.
  • Fine, I Won't Open It: Enter any shop with a Shopkeeper and continuously interact with the cabinet until The Shopkeeper initiates cabinet rant #1. After obtaining 1 Music Note on the Version 1.0.4 update or higher, you can no longer obtain this achievement. For a New Game + runthrough, it is also not compatible with the Voodoo Mask from Picnic Panic, as the Cage Monster is needed to hear the final line of dialogue.
  • Bait Taken: Before summoning the Tower of Time at the top of Glacial Peak, there is a shop at the top of Glacial Peak without a Shopkeeper. You must continuously interact with the cabinet inside this specific shop until The Shopkeeper initiates cabinet rant #2. After summoning the Tower of Time, you can no longer obtain this achievement.
  • You Said This Was A Platformer: After defeating Barma'thazël but before opening the cabinet, you must either continuously try to leave the shop or continuously talk to The Shopkeeper until The Shopkeeper initiates cabinet rant #3. After opening the cabinet, you can no longer obtain this achievement.
  • No Argument Here: From the beginning of Ninja Village until defeating the Queen of Quills, you must have 0 deaths. If you die at all, you can't obtain the achievement.

Trivia[]

  • "Welco Metot Henex Tlevel" is a reference to a Sega CD commercial.[1]
  • The achievement "More like EleMENTAL Skylands" used to have a typo with a capitalized "K."[2]
  • "Hope This Phelps," an achievement related to purchasing the swim dash ability, is a reference to the famous competitive swimmer, Michael Phelps.

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