Temtem: How to Cross Gaps with the Rock-Hopping Hook and Get to Kisiwa

Temtem: How to Cross Gaps with the Rock-Hopping Hook and Get to Kisiwa

We show you how to get the grappling hook that lets you cross between islands.

Even after overcoming all other obstacles, at some point in Temtem you'll have to learn how to cross the gaps between small islands. We'll show you how to get the Rock-Hopping Hook to do that, and how to get to the town of Kisiwa in the process.

How to Cross Between Islands in Temtem

As early as Omninesia you'll likely have noticed little ridges on parallel islands or sections of land, as though a bridge could be laid between those two points. In reality these are launching points for an item you'll get later called the Rock-Hopping Hook, referring to an extreme sport that's particularly popular in Tucma. However, you won't get the hook until much later, and we'll go over it here.

Rock Hopping allows you to traverse empty space, though only in fixed locations. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Crema/Humble Bundle

How to Get the Rock-Hopping Hook

The hook is a gift given to you by Manki in Quetzal, near the end of the story quest "Shipwrecked in Tucma!", and can't be received before then. After venturing to the airship docks in the East side of town to try and procure a flight to Kisiwa, Captain Magda will explain that she can't fly there owing to trouble at the other end, though there's nothing stopping her taking you back to previous locations. She does know, however, of a route through the nearby Kupeleleza region for those who can do Rock-Hopping, allowing you to cross from island to island and make it to Kisiwa that way.

If you want the Hook, head out of the East exit from Quetzal into Nahua Crater, down towards the Miniporium healing center near one of those Rock-Hopping ridges. Manki, who you helped earlier, is waiting there and will give you a free hook when you talk to him, as well as giving you an explanation on how to use it.

Manki gives you the hook when it becomes clear airship travel is not an option. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Crema/Humble Bundle

How to Use the Rock-Hopping Hook

In reality, don't worry about all the technical details and advice for the hook that Manki gives you, that's just fluff. All you need to do is walk into one of those hook-launching points, and your character will automatically fire it at the opposite ridge and pull themselves over without any further effort on your behalf. You won't fall or mess it up, the process essentially done for you by the game.

How to Get to Kisiwa

Now you've got the hook, you'll need to make your way through the maze of islands that is Kupeleleza to try and make it to Kisiwa on the other side. It's a pretty simple journey that we've outlined below.

Kupeleleza is a small, winding area that can only be navigated with the hook. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Crema/Humble Bundle
  • From Manki, head to the next island down.
  • Head South-East across the gap.
  • Take a sharp left onto the "crossroads" island.
  • Head down again. The entrance to Kisiwa as on the left side of the island past some grass and other tamers.

Here's the problem though: at time of writing, Kisiwa doesn't currently exist, the guards blocking the area and explaining why, only for this none-too-subtle message from the developers to add that you shouldn't expect for that to happen any time soon.

Aagh! This guard is possessed! | Joel Franey/USgamer, Crema/Humble Bundle

When is the Kisiwa Update?

So far the developers have not made any firm statement as to when we can expect Kisiwa to be added to the game, but we'll be sure to keep you informed for when it is released, as well as what you can do to deal with the fresh challenges there.

In the meantime, why not check out some of our other guides on what you can do in the meantime? If you want to know where to catch the rare and powerful Shuine, we've got guides on that right here. Or if you want to know how to master the Quetzal Dojo and defeat Yareni, we've got the info on that too.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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