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Almost 1 million of you haven’t pet FF16’s dog enough, be ashamed

You can pet the dog in Final Fantasy 16, but almost one million PS5 players are yet to take advantage of this essential feature in FF16 and it's just sickening.

Final Fantasy 16 You Can Pet The Dog trophy: an image of Torgal from the PS5 RPG

We know it’s a little surprising to see Final Fantasy 16 selling slower than older Final Fantasy games, considering it has been critically received as one of the best PS5 RPG games of all time, but Square Enix has still shifted over three million copies of FF16 in just over a week. Do you know what that means? Well, it means that there’s one million of you out there who still haven’t pet the dog in Final Fantasy 16 enough to get the trophy. We’re shocked, and appaled.

When you’re not making the most of the best Final Fantasy 16 abilities to tackle one of the dangerous bosses out there for you to fight, you’ll be pleased to know that you can actually pet Torgal – Clive’s cute wolf companion. Once you get through enough of Final Fantasy 16’s main quests and meet Cid – one of the most popular characters out there – you’ll be able to travel through the next chapter of your journey through Valistha with Torgal. And, of course, you can pet him.

However, in order to unlock the “You Can Pet The Dog” trophy while playing, you need to pet Torgal a total of five times. That doesn’t sound like a trying task at all, does it? In fact, that should be the bare minimum when it comes to petting Torgal – the best boy. All you need to do is walk over to Torgal at any point outside of combat and press X – how hard is that?

Well, according to PSN Profiles – a PlayStation trophy tracking website – it’s too hard for almost one million of you. That’s 1,000,000 in numbers, just to emphasize just how many of you that actually is. PSN Profiles reports that just 67.4% of Final Fantasy 16 players have unlocked the “You Can Pet The Dog” trophy – which, when you think about how there’s at least three million copies of FF16 out in the world, works out to be just-under one million players still yet to collect this trophy.

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Now, we know this might not seem like a big deal to a lot of you, but it’s a bit of a joke. In fact, almost 75% of you have unlocked the “A Fine Hound” trophy – which you get for executing and landing 5 Precision Sics using Torgal. That means more of you have used Torgal to attack enemies than you have pet him. Frankly, it’s ridiculous.

So, if you own Final Fantasy 16, this is your reminder that there’s still time to hop into the game and pet Torgal a couple of times. If you haven’t got to that part of the story yet, then you know what you have to do.

Final Fantasy 16 is arguably one of the best games of all time, but it does do a disservice to its combat system by locking “Final Fantasy” mode behind a game completion. Still, about 2% of players have already finished the game on this mode – which is an impressive feat – and we think this game deserves the same treatment as Final Fantasy 7. Just, please, pet Torgal some more?