Pool Nation Trophy Guide
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12: Win Online , Challenger , First Promotion! , Leaving The Rookies Behind! , It’s Not The Cue, It’s You! , Winning is a Habit , Getting Good With Those Balls! , Half Way There! , Stroke It, Don’t Poke It , Well On Your Way Now! , Playing With The Big Leagues! , Stay Modest… ,
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Welcome to the Pool Nation Trophy Guide.
Pool nation has trophies evenly split between playing offline and and online, the offline trophies will see you play through all of career mode, play a game of snooker and take part in an endurance match.
Online will see you start your life out in league 10 and task you with working your way up to league 1 before winning this league.
You have mastered Pool Nation
Win your first tour match
This will happen naturally on your way to nearly all other trophies in Pool Nation.
Reach 100,000 Pool Nation Dollars
You need to have 100,000 Pool Nation dollars to your name at any one time in order to unlock this trophy.
When starting a new career you can set variables which alter your potential pay out from each match by changing the aiming level and AI difficulty.
With extended aiming and easy difficulty you can win up to 42,000 Pool Nation dollars for winning all 6 locations of career mode, but on the flip side with no aiming level and hard AI opponent you can win over 500,000 Pool Nation dollars.
So choose what settings you’re comfortable with and keep winning matches and tournaments until you reach 100,000 Pool Nation dollars.
Hey Big Spender
Spend over 100,000 Pool Nation Dollars
Firstly follow the Big Bucks description for how to earn the 100,000 Pool Nation dollars.
With 100,000 pool nation dollars in your bank balance load up a career and from the career mode main menu you can buy different cues, ball sets and decals so keep buying until you have spent all 100,000 pool nation dollars.
Complete the Tour
Win the final match of New York
This is awarded after winning the final of the last tour location in New York.
Complete a daily challenge game.
Daily challenges can be found from the main Pool Nation menu, your challenge will be random every day so it could be potting 3 balls in 4 shots or potting 15 balls as quick as possible or potting balls in numerical order just to name a few.
Simply complete one of these challenges to unlock this Trophy.
Play a match with custom rules
This will unlock once you complete an online challenge match.
Play a match in Hawaii
Hawaii is the first location in career mode and you will get this trophy after playing the first qualifying match regardless of the result.
How About Those Meatballs?
Play a match in Sweden
Sweden is the third location in career mode so you will get this trophy after playing the first qualifying match regardless of the result.
That Bridge Isn’t Gold!
Play a match in San Francisco
San Francisco is the fourth location in career mode where you will get this trophy after playing the first qualifying match regardless of the result.
Play a match in Manchester
Manchester is the fifth location in career mode and will award you this trophy after playing the first qualifying match regardless of the result.
Play a match in Japan
Tokyo is the second location in career mode meaning you will get this trophy after playing the first qualifying match regardless of the result.
The Big Apple
Play a match in New York
New York is the sixth and final location in career mode you will get this trophy after playing the first qualifying match regardless of the result.
Achieve a break of 100 or more in snooker
Choose versus and snooker as the chosen game mode from the main menu.
In a game of snooker you pot a red ball followed by a coloured ball before potting another red and repeating this cycle until no balls are left on the table, a maximum break of 147 in snooker requires you to pit all 15 reds followed by 15 blacks before finally potting all the colours.
This century break is thankfully not as bad as the maximum break but still requires you to play a decent game, use the extended aiming feature to your advantage so you can predict where the cue ball will stop after each shot because missing one shot will end you break and you will have to restart.
This may take a few attempts but once you get the hang of it the break will happen and you will get better, once you have that important century break your Trophy will then unlock.
Reach level 100
Level 100 requires a total of 5700xp to be earned, the fastest way to earn XP is to play an online match with a boosting partner.
Set a match up playing any of the game modes you wish then set the frames count to 25 and turn aiming level to off.
When the match starts take it in turns to forfeit the match and then choose the rematch option, this will next you 52xp for only a few seconds work and is the quickest to level 100.
Win a match in the tour with no aiming aid
Start a new career and choose to play on the 9 ball tour then set the aiming level to off and AI difficulty to easy before starting the career.
Now start the first qualifying match at Hawaii, with no aim it’s best to play simple shots on the balls and as the AI difficulty is set to easy they will miss plenty of shots so keep potting the balls and you’re free to restart the match if needed.
Then when you have potted the 9 ball to win the match, your Trophy will unlock during the match result screen.
Zen Master – No Aim
Achieve a time of 12 minutes in endurance without an aiming aid.
Endurance can be found from the main menu, so select this mode and then in the pre match menu set the aiming level to off but all other settings are personal preference.
In an endurance match you start off by breaking off with 9 balls on the table and every 10 seconds another ball will appear on the table, when the table has 24 balls on it the game will end.
It’s your aim to survive for 12 minutes by potting as many balls as you can, this is helped by the drop stop mechanic which for every successful pot it will fill up this bar, which, when activated will turn the table red and each pocket will be engulfed by flames and more importantly give you a 15 second break from any balls entering the table.
If you foul or pot the cue ball another ball will appear instantly which is important to know as you will be playing with no aim assist so do your best to make sure every shot is legal.
With no aim assistance it will take a few attempts to get used to but the best strategy is small shots on balls that are close to pockets, if the ball goes in then that’s great, if not the ball gets closer to a pocket and makes the next shot easier.
If you find you don’t have an easy shot this is when you perform a powering shot which hopefully ricochets and will pot a subsequent ball but use this type of shot with caution as it can cause balls to get very close to each other making your next shot potentially challenging.
Always look quickly round the table as the auto aim on the next ball is not always the best one to go for and once you have exceeded the 12 minutes your Trophy will unlock.
Zen Expert – No Aim
Achieve a time of 9 minutes in endurance without an aiming aid.
Zen Rookie – No Aim
Achieve a time of 6 minutes in endurance without an aiming aid.
Zen Novice – No Aim
Achieve a time of 3 minutes in endurance without an aiming aid.
Win All Leagues
Quite possibly the last trophy you will earn in Pool Nation, online leagues see you start in league 10 and you have to work your way up to league 1 and then win it, each league season consists of 10 matches and for each win you score points however a loss gets you no points.
Promotion and relegation is active in all leagues so you need to win consistently to earn regular promotions.
This probably can only be done using a boosting partner as the online is very quiet so finding a random player will be very rare.
When you have won League 1, you have our congratulations here at Griffins Gaming Guides as well as hopefully your .