How to view the requirement in the new event of Genshin Impact to photograph blue creatures but not being able to photograph Sea Lily? Arent plants living organisms?

Classification of Creatures in Teyvat

Biological organisms in reality are a concept that exists in relation to non-living entities. As long as certain basic conditions such as reproduction, stress response, and material and energy exchange can be met under natural conditions, they can be called living beings.

Therefore, we roughly divide biological organisms in reality into cellular organisms and non-cellular organisms. Under the category of cellular organisms, they can be further divided into prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Under the category of eukaryotes, they can be further divided into animals, plants, and fungi (a simple classification in high school).

However, Tyvatian creatures are not defined according to this definition.

Open the compendium and you can see the “Bestiary”.

Tyvatian creatures are initially divided into “Enemies and Monsters” and “Wildlife”.

Under the category of wildlife, they are further divided into birds, corresponding to birds in the three-dimensional world:

Quadrupeds, mostly mammals, but also several reptiles:

Aquatic creatures:

There are also “others” that are difficult to define, including crystal butterflies, catfish, frogs, crabs, geckos, eels, beetles, and even sub-probing units:

In summary, animals are classified into five categories: flying in the sky, walking on the ground, swimming in water, and those that are too small in size.

So in order to complete the ten photos of blue creatures, teleport to various shrines and ley-lines in Mondstadt, and repeatedly take photos of crystal butterflies and blue birds.

Sealily, Seashroom, Lamp Grass, and Calla Lily are all included in the “Compendium of Resources”. In terms of Tyvatian definition, they are indeed not considered living beings.

Therefore, today we need to take photos of purple resources. Go to Wolvendom and along the way, repeatedly take photos of Hook Berries to complete the ten photos.

Tuvalu Has Its Own Biological Guide

Teyvat’s Unique Bestiary

Previously, there were some sarcastic remarks about plants stealing air.

How to categorize things in Teyvat, refer to the picture book yourself

I did this new activity by flipping through the picture book. How are these things in Teyvat classified? You can check the guidebook yourself.

I did this new activity by looking at the guidebook.

No Clear Boundary Between Animals and Plants in the Game

It is evident that because the “plants” in Teyvat indeed have something that meets the definition of animals.

They can even speak.

Although it seems that they are all classified as monsters because they can attack.

So, in the game, there is no boundary between animals and plants in the literal sense.

If you want an example, there are Ghostly Bugs and Primo Geovishaps classified as resources. Frogs are both animals and resources.

In the “Other” category, there is even a sub-detector unit, a mechanical life form. I ask you, how is this thing classified in reality?

There is no definite conclusion at all.

So, monsters are those that attack with damage and have a health bar, creatures are those that cause damage without a health bar, and resources are those that have no damage nor health bar.

You are here to ask game-related questions, and the customer service is naturally not obligated to explain real-world definitions. In the game, this is how things are classified. If you don’t like it, don’t do it.

Activity Summary

This activity is very suitable for someone like me who doesn’t like arguing, refuses to blindly adhere to a standpoint, and doesn’t believe that my opinion is always the right one. I can quickly adjust my understanding when encountering unexpected situations and can easily grasp graphical cues. I am very friendly.

Day 1: Keyword - Enemy

The Pure Water Spirit family, Pure Water 1, Crane 3 (realized that different individuals of the same species are counted separately), Duck 1, Skylark 1, Swan 3, a total of 9. On the way, I encountered a Lei Ying Warlock…

Day 2: Blue, Living creature (non-enemy)

The illustration shows a Jingyuan Bird. Alright, I can try all the birds in Fengdan. There are seagulls next to the statue, and a crystal butterfly flashed by while taking the photo. There was a prompt sound. Alright, done.

Day 3: Keyword - Spherical

The illustration shows an apple. So, ok, all fruit-related collectibles. Normally, there are 3 to 4 on each tree. Still in Fengdan, spent ten minutes taking photos of oranges, mission accomplished.

Day 4: Purple, Local specialty

The illustration shows a Morning Glory Melon. Alright, let’s head to Gan Tian Village. Two at the village chief’s house, three on a tree to the west. While taking the photo, I noticed a nearby Japanese Kerria. After taking a quick look, circled around the tree at the gate of Daiqi City. Alright, mission accomplished.

I followed the clues diligently… but didn’t even get a chance to make a mistake.

And then… they told me, you’ve changed seven times already… Now I don’t know if I should continue taking photos tomorrow. After all, it’s quite interesting to explore the Tiwat Continent from various perspectives.

Today… various eels… sandworms… strange meat… I gave up… _(:з)∠)_ It seems like when people receive rewards for completing a task perfectly, they become exceedingly complacent.

Classification in Teyvat’s Field Guide: Fantasy Classification


The taxonomy in Teyvat is documented in the game’s [encyclopedia].

In reality, taxonomy should be categorized as [fantasy].

Your type of taxonomy belongs to [anti-Genshin defying].

Is Fungus Beast a Plant or an Animal?

So I ask you, is a mushroom beast considered a plant or an animal?

Classification and Learning

First, this kind of activity is not the first time it has been done. Now the “veteran players” have exposed their true colors. Who said Genshin Impact doesn’t have new players?

Second, Teyvat indeed has its own taxonomy. I know some players who have been playing for two or three years without opening the illustrated handbook once, but you can’t say that they don’t exist just because this thing was written a long time ago, right?

At least if you’ve been playing for a long time, even if you don’t look at the illustrated handbook, you should have a general idea of the distinctions between categories such as monsters, wildlife, specialties, etc. Don’t just keep grinding and fighting. It seems a bit excessive to persist for so long without doing anything else…

2023.11.21 15:41 Update:

Let me give new players a simple method of discrimination so that they don’t accuse us of being old-fashioned. It may not be completely accurate, but it’s close enough.

If it doesn’t disappear after being attacked and can be gathered, it belongs to resources and specialties, such as Cecilia flowers, lilies, Qingxin, Valberries, and rainbow roses.

If it has a yellow endurance bar and loses endurance after being heavily attacked or attacked by rock elements, and then produces gatherable drops after disappearing, it belongs to minerals. Examples include iron ore, white iron ore, crystal ore, magic crystal ore, amethyst ore, and the special exception, Amber, which doesn’t drop gatherable items and belongs to specialties.

If it doesn’t have a health bar, disappears directly after being attacked, and produces damage numbers, it belongs to wildlife. This category is quite diverse, and some may not be attackable. Examples include wild boars, squirrels, crystalflies, fireflies, loaches, lizards, crabs, and treasure-hunting raccoons.

Those with health bars are commonly known as monsters/enemies. They can further be divided into Boss/Elite/Common monsters, or monsters/humanoid monsters. I won’t give detailed examples for each category.

The classification is actually quite clear. If you insist that it doesn’t conform to reality, there’s really nothing to say. After all, there’s no such thing as a wind demon dragon in reality. This is not a matter of copywriting rigor; it’s purely a matter of finding faults or not.

So, what category does the wind demon dragon belong to? Monster/enemy - Boss. Since it is a weekly Boss, it will be listed in the “Unforgettable Powerful Foes” section of the illustrated handbook.

Have you learned your lesson?

Is there a possibility that they really have a set of illustrations displayed?

Is it possible that they really have a set of picture books displayed there?

Blue neutral animals and objects for photography

The description is not precise; it should actually be a blue neutral animal. I tried photographing the reflections of the bluebell flowers on the lake, the water slimes, and the blue water droplets, but none of them worked. Upon consulting a guide, I realized that what I was photographing were blue fish that can be caught at fishing spots, as well as the blue birds of Fen Dan.