If you’ve landed on this page, it’s because you’ve decided the way you want to defeat enemies is to punch them senseless. And I can’t deny that it is satisfying! Thankfully, Final Fantasy XIV allows you to beat things up from the comfort of your chair or sofa. And they reward you for doing so! As with other classes, the Pugilist Hunting Log Rank 1 is a great way to earn early-level EXP to level quicker. So let’s have a look at what you’re encouraged to beat up to prove your worth to the Pugilists’ Guild!
Unlocking the Pugilist Hunting Log
You start the Pugilist Job/Class by enrolling at the Pugilists’ Guild in Ul’dah. Or by starting your character with that class.
As part of your initial set of conversations with guildmaster Hamon, you will unlock your Pugilist Hunting Log.
So, let’s take a look at the enemies you face for your first round of Hunting Log targets. Just a heads up – under Rank 10 are three targets. On my guide they appear in alphabetical order, rather than those in your in-game log.
Pugilist 01 Reward: 75
Yeah, you're not kidding! Are these Lalafell-sized? Not that I ever want to see an enemy called "Lalafell-sized Hornet"! Anyhow, the Huge Hornets can be found just outside Ul'dah's Gate of Nald, near Stonesthrow. This isn't the only area either, but as there are other targets not far away, I think the respawn times here are short.So, dear Pugilist, smack down the Huge Hornet before it takes you down. Then run away and forget you ever saw its enormous stinger.
These excitable, walking cactii hop around just further down the slope away from Ul'dah. Once you’ve cleared Little Ladybugs (and Star Marmots for Gladiators), head a little further West and you'll find plenty of Cactuar. Cactuars? Cactuarii? You get the idea!
Snapping are more akin to moles than shrews and they cause problems for the growers at the Royal Plantations. Pick up the quest there (The Slaying of the Shrews) for your very own shrews.Snapping Shrews can be also found around (X:22.7, Y:27.0) in Central Thanalan and are also part of the Pugilist quest My First Hora.
The Orobon is a disgusting, many-toothed critter. It has various forms across Eorzea, like the Smallmouth and (guess what), the Bigmouth varieties.Further into Thanalan, you'll find some that have somehow evolved to live on and under sand, not water.You'll find these standard Orobon in Western Thanalan. One location is in the Clutch, while the other is around Fesca's Watch (around X:21.5, Y:24.5. Have fun hunting these. To quote a kid from a FATE elsewhere in Thanalan, "Don't get 'et"!
If this is your first class Hunting Log, then welcome to the creature species that's super-annoying: the Nesting Buzzard - and its kin. This family has a habit of being able to see you from a distance. Probably because, you know, they can fly. But, in this case, they're not aggressive until you attack them, which is fair play really. Every other kind of Buzzard-like bird (like the Arbor Buzzard in Pugilist Rank 2) is aggressive by default.
These cheeky, long-eared fuzz-balls, love their rocks and shinies. Conveniently, there are loads of Spriggan Graverobbers at the Sil'dih Excavation Site. If you're a new player who started in Ul'dah, you do not need to purposefully head here, though, as the MSQ brings you to this exact location.
For a tiny criminal gang who would rob better if they weren't so bleeding obvious, the Goblin Mugger is surprisingly easy to find. They also have a club going on - or at least it looks like they do. Apparently, the penalty for theft is death. And for the Pugilist Hunting Log, death by pummelling.You can gate-crash their party in Western Thanalan, maybe after taking down some Nesting Buzzards.
Huge croaking bags of flubber appear in various forms in FFXIV. If Pugilist is your first class, the Sandtoad will be the first you'll come across. Later you may hunt Gigantoads for toad skins.Now, while I've marked them on the map, I should point out that they are lower down than the ground level of most of Hammerlea. There are some steps down you can take to get there, if you haven't unlocked flight in Eorzea yet.The coordinates given are approximate, as they're found either side of the stream at Nophica's Wells.
Western Thanalan: Nophica's Wells
Western Thanalan: Horizon (Or Ul'dah Aetheryte Plaza)
Despite being an enemy, I've always kinda liked the family the Desert Peiste belongs to. It is a snake-lizard cross, basically.Later varieties of them will yield Peiste Skin for leatherworker recipes, the Basilisk for example.
Involved in Punny FATE
You can often find the FATE Copied Peistes is on. Score one for the Quest Title creator's pun. I think it's on the bridge near my map markers. The ones in the FATE will count towards your Hunting Log.
Living where I do, I understand how annoying buzzing bugs can be. Thus, to prove your bravery, you may have to face down more than one Sun Midge Swarm. Well, two swarms is still more than one!The map and coordinates here are based around Horizon's Edge. ConsoleGamesWiki also says you can find them around X:15.5, Y:15.0, also in Western Thanalan.
I have been playing MMOs for about ten years and began writing guides to The Lord of the Rings Online in 2017. I've only been creating content about Final Fantasy XIV since 2022, but I am glad for the mix. My current games include LOTRO, FFXIV and the occasional Palia session too.