There are glowing barrels you can feed Trico in The Last Guardian. Each one heals him slightly, restoring his horns or wings a little. The more barrels you feed him, the better he’ll feel. We don’t really know what kind of effect they have on gameplay, but it’s nice to be nice. Apart from that, if you let him eat all the barrels in the game, you’ll unlock the Lock, Stock and Barrel trophy. In this guide, we’re going to show you all The Last Guardian barrel locations, and help you get that trophy.
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Last Guardian Hidden Barrels
Barrel Location Guide
There are three barrels in the cave you start the game in. Look at the ruined building Trico is turned towards. There are barrels on top of it both to the left and right. There’s also a locked door on the left, which is opened using the lever. Another barrel is behind it.
In the second room, there are two barrels on the lower ledge (the one on the right), and one on the higher ledge (6). You’ll have to climb Trico in order to reach both places.
Once you reach the lake (with the bright waterfall), you’ll have to use Trico’s lightning to break down the barricade on the wall on the left. Go inside and climb up, and you’ll find a crate with three barrels. Push it off the ledge to break it.
In the same room as the previous ones, behind the bright glowing waterfall. You have to call Trico to come there and use him to climb the moss. Follow the moss path to the small cave.
You’ll have to use Trico’s lightning ability to destroy the large door. Once it’s destroyed, a large stone pillar will fall down. Go inside the next room. Trico won’t follow you, so you’ll have to make your way to the second floor and call him from there. At the end of this hallway there is a barrel below some wooden bars.
Within the next room with the tall ceiling there are several parts of the wall that you can climb. Use them to get to the next barrel.
Climb to reach it.
You’ll need to destroy another wooden door a little further inside. This part of the cave looks like a mine shaft. There is also a “hidden” mine shaft. It leads to another food source for Trico.
Soon enough, you’ll have to destroy a colorful mirror. Find a small entrance to a narrow, long hallway near this mirror. Collect what you find inside.
The next one, is found as soon as you let Trico go through the locked gate. It is at the end of the next hallway. It is really hard to miss it, as it’s very bright.
After a long sequence, where you’ll watch one longer cutscene, you’ll fight the first enemies and once more end up in the open. This is where you’ll find another room with a tall ceiling. Use Trico’s tail to reach its upper levels. There are two collectibles.
Inside the room with many large stone pillars, on the ground to your left, you’ll find another one.
Within the next part, Trico’s tail will get stuck in a gate. You’ll have to set him free. This is where many enemies also show up. Set Trico free. Once you leave this hallway and go up to the open, go to your right. At the end of this path there is a barrel.
Opposite from the previous one, you’ll find a small passage that leads to a small room. This is where you learn about Issuing commands to Trico. Order him to destroy the wooden cage that holds four barrels.
Just like the previous two locations, this one is also found in the same place. Just before Trico goes through the small passage, look up. There is a small, dark place with the collectible.
You’ll make Trico open the gate by putting a cup with glowing blue stuff on a long chain. Inside the next area, behind metal bars, is the next one.
After the long jumping railway sequence, you’ll have to fight off several enemies. In this zone, use the chain (takes you to the mirror) and climb on it. On the platform you’ll find what you seek.
We are now outside. Make Trico prop up on the nearby pillars. On one of the balconies up here, there are two barrels.