Final Fantasy VII Remake has 4 Enemy Skill Locations. You must learn all Enemy Skills for the Master of Mimicry trophy. In order to learn Enemy Skills you must first obtain and equip the Enemy Skill Materia.
How to Get Enemy Skill Materia: It’s bought from Chadley after you complete Battle Intel Report #16 for him. The earliest opportunity is in Chapter 13, you can find him next to the Materia Shop in Sector 5 Slums. See the two images below for his location.
It is important you have the Enemy Skill Materia equipped or else it won’t work! Make sure you are actively controlling the character who has it equipped. Then the enemy just needs to hit you once with their skill and you will unlock it permanently under your abilities in the Command Menu (that’s how you can keep track which ones you got). You also get a green flash on the screen that says “Learned”. None of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Enemy Skills are missable because you unlock Chapter Select after the story and can go back everywhere.
Enemy Skill Locations:
- Enemy Skill #1: Spirit Siphon – Learned from Phantom / Varghidpolis / Bomb (Chapter 14 – Missing Children Side Quest – You encounter Phantom enemy at the end of the quest, the screenshot below shows the quest’s starting point).
- Enemy Skill #2: Self-Destruct – Learned from Smogger (Chapter 14 / Objective: Intel Gathering / Area: Sector 5 Slums Area – Steel Mountain). A Smogger is found walking north-east of the Sector 5 Slums town in the Steel Mountain map section. Defeat it and it will always self-destruct after a few seconds. Just stand near its destroyed body.
- Enemy Skill #3: Algid Aura – Learned from Cerulean Drake (Chapter 15 / Objective: The Climb / Area: 55M Above Ground Level – Distillation Tower 2, 3F). Shortly after the start of Chapter 15 you will run into a group of Cerulean Drakes.
- Enemy Skill #4: Bad Breath – Learned from Malboro (Chapter 17 – Combat Simulator Mission “Three-Person Team vs. Monsters of Legend” – only available on HARD difficulty via Chapter Select – not obtainable on Normal / Easy / Classic). Play the Combat Simulator Mission against Malboro, which is exclusive to HARD difficulty. After the story you unlock Chapter Select and keep all of your equipment. Replay Chapter 17 via Chapter Select. A few minutes into the chapter (room after first enemy encounter), Chadley will automatically stop you and show you a new Combat Simulator that wasn’t available on the first playthrough of the Chapter. It’s the only 6-star challenge available and consists of 5 rounds, Malboro is in the 5th round. It will say “Bad Breath” on him before he uses this attack, make sure you actively control the character who has the Enemy Skill Materia equipped and being hit by it once should suffice to learn it.
Once you have all 4 enemy skills you’ll earn the Master of Mimicry trophy.
For all other Collectibles and anything needed for 100% completion, check out the Final Fantasy VII Remake Wiki & Strategy Guide.