How To Get All 32 Emotes In Lost Ark (Explained)

Many MMORPGs feature opportunities for players to express their thoughts and feelings using emotes, and Lost Ark is no exception. There are tons of classic and unique emotes to acquire in Lost Ark, some of which will be crucial for progressing towards the endgame.

How To Get All Lost Ark Emotes

Lost Ark players are gifted with a few basic emotes by default when they begin the game. These emotes will be useful for standard communication as your begin your journey throughout Arkesia.

Further emotes can be acquired in numerous ways as you progress through the game. Some emotes can be obtained throughout Lost Ark‘s main storyline as they are tied behind quests and activities, while others can simply be bought from a Lost Ark vendor.

Below is a summary of each Lost Ark emote, with all emote icons thanks to The Games Cabin:

IconLost Ark EmoteType: /(Emote) Acquisition Method
Advance/advanceAdventurer’s Tome in Arthetine
Affection/affectionA Great Discovery
Beg/begLina the Lovely
Blow a Kiss/kiss Honorary Punikan
Bored/bored Adventurer’s Tome in Rethramis
Cheers/cheersMaster’s Drinking Table
Cute/cutePurchased from Yurei
Error/errorTruth or Dare
Fear/fearThe Faces of Terror
Frustrated/frustratedThe Totoikis’ Dream: Creation
Interrogate/interrogateThe Three Leaders
Joy/joyMokoko Village Rapport
Lailai/lailaiGetting Ready for the Festival
Laugh/laughPurchased from Naphta
Levitate/levitatePioneer of Shangra
Oath/oathDark Blade
Pain/painRemnants of the Plague Reputation
Polite/politeBecoming a Queen
Pray/prayMorai Ruins
Proud/proud4 Masterpiece Collectibles
Respect/respectEalyn’s Gift
Roar/roarPurchased from Blackfang
Shy/shyA Good Day to Love
Spirit Recovery/spiritrecoveryPioneer of Shangra
Stretch/stretchAdventurer’s Tome in West Luterra
Surrender/surrenderRebuilding Luterra
Sway/swayRebuilding Luterra
Taunt/tauntPurchased from Blackfang
Threaten/threaten10 Island Tokens
Umarka/umarkaFather Knows Best
Wave Dance/wavedance35 Island Tokens
Whistle/whistleRuffians in the Ground Reputation

Below is a description of all available Lost Ark emotes, as well as how to acquire them:

1. Advance

Using the Advance Emote will result in players pointing the way forward. Players will need to have completed at least 40% of Adventurer’s Tome in the Arthetine region to acquire this emote.

2. Affection

Using the Affection Emote will result in players making a cute and affectionate gesture. Players will need to complete the A Great Discovery Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Motamoya on Totopia.

3. Beg

Using the Beg Emote will result in players using both hands to beg in front of them. Players will need to complete the Lina the Lovely Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Pleasant Lina on Runaways Island.

4. Blow a Kiss

Using the Blow a Kiss Emote will result in players puckering up and blowing a kiss in front of them. Players will need to complete the Honorary Punikan Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Kakarina in Nia Village in Punika.

5. Bored

Using the Bored Emote will result in players yawning out of boredom. Players will need to complete at least 70% of the Adventurer’s Tome in Rethramis to acquire this emote.

6. Cheers

Using the Cheers Emote will result in players raising a glass and proposing a toast. Players will need to complete the Master’s Drinking Table World Quest in Melody Forest on Anikka to acquire this emote.

7. Cute

Using the Cute Emote will result in players showing interest. Players can buy this emote for 5,000 silver from Yurei, located on Peyto.

8. Error

Using the Error Emote will result in players suddenly freezing in place while dancing. Players will need to complete the Truth or Dare Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Minerva on Wisdom Isle.

9. Fear

Using the Fear Emote will result in players trembling in terror. Players will need to complete The Faces of Terror Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Schweiz on Metus Islands.

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10. Frustrated

Using the Frustrated Emote will result in players collapsing to the ground. Players will need to complete The Totoikis’ Dream: Creation Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Toto Elder on Toto Silver Island.

11. Interrogate

Using the Interrogate Emote will result in players getting accusatory. Players will need to complete the World Quest in Arthetine, leading to The Three Leaders Quest in Stern to acquire this emote.

12. Joy

Using the Joy Emote will result in players celebrating with joy. Players will need to build a Trusted Rapport Level with Mokamoka in Mokoko Village on Tortoyk Island to acquire this emote.

13. Lailai

Using the Lailai Emote will result in players performing the classic Lailai dance. Players will need to complete the Getting Ready for the Festival Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered in Nia Village.

14. Laugh

Using the Laugh Emote will result in players laughing aloud. Players can purchase this emote for 6,000 silver from vendor Naphta, who can be located in Flowering Orchard in East Luterra.

15. Levitate

Using the Levitate Emote will result in players using mysterious powers to levitate their bodies into the air. Players will need to complete the Pioneer of Shangra Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Eunsun on any Shangra Island.

16. Oath

Using the Oath Emote will result in players swearing their loyalty. Players will need to complete the Dark Blade Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered in Kalaja.

17. Pain

Using the Pain Emote will result in players doubling over in agony. Players will need to acquire Reputation level 3 with Remnants of the Plague, a Una’s Daily Task situated in Rethramis Border.

18. Polite

Using the Polite Emote will result in players bowing forward. Players will need to complete the Becoming a Queen Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Vivian in Luterra Castle.

19. Pray

Using the Pray Emote will result in players kneeling down and praying. Players will need to complete the Morai Ruins Main Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered in Saland Hill.

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20. Proud

Using the Proud Emote will result in players standing tall with pride. This emote is a reward for acquiring 4 Masterpiece Collectibles in Lost Ark.

21. Respect

Using the Respect Emote will result in players taking a knee to show respect. Players will need to complete the Ealyn’s Gift World Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered in Vern Castle.

22. Roar

Using the Roar Emote will result in players roaring like vicious beasts. Players can purchase this emote for 3,360 Gienah’s Coins from Blackfang, located on Freedom Isle.

23. Shy

Using the Shy Emote will result in players squirming awkwardly. Players will need to complete the A Good Day to Love Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered with a Chain Quest starting at Zenri in Liebeheim.

24. Spirit Recovery

Using the Spirit Recovery Emote will result in players breathing in and recovering their energy. Players will need to complete the Pioneer of Shangra Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Eunsun on any Shangra Island.

25. Stretch

Using the Stretch Emote will result in players stretching their bodies. Players will need to complete at least 70% of the Adventurer’s Tome in West Luterra to acquire this emote.

26. Surrender

Using the Surrender Emote will result in players waving a white flag. Players will need to complete the Rebuilding Luterra Main Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Ranche in Luterra Castle.

27. Sway

Using the Sway Emote will result in players swaying and half-dancing in a side-to-side pattern. Players will need to complete the Rebuilding Luterra Main Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Ranche in Luterra Castle.

28. Taunt

Using the Taunt Emote will result in players provoking a fight. Players can purchase this emote for 3,360 Gienah’s Coins from Blackfang, located on Freedom Isle.

29. Threaten

Using the Threaten Emote will result in players making a threatening and aggressive gesture. This emote is a reward for collecting 10 Island Tokens from around Arkesia, otherwise known as Island Hearts.

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30. Umarka

Using the Umarka Emote will result in players performing the traditional dance of the Umars. Players will need to complete the Father Knows Best Quest to acquire this emote, which can be triggered from Neria in Isendel.

31. Wave Dance

Using the Wave Dance Emote will result in players performing the classic Wave Dance. This emote is a reward for collecting 35 Island Tokens from around Arkesia.

32. Whistle

Using the Whistle Emote will result in players letting out a whistle. This emote is a reward for players after they reach Reputation level 3 with Ruffians in the Ground, a Una’s Daily Task in Azure Wind Island.

Lost Ark Emote Acquisition Categories

Most Lost Ark emotes are acquired through completing quests, but there are still quite a few that can be obtained by other means. If you’re looking to start your emote acquisition journey with specific methods, below is a list of each emote you can obtain with certain approaches:

Quest RewardAffection; Beg; Blow a Kiss; Error;
Fear; Frustrated; Interrogate; Lailai
Levitate; Oath; Polite; Shy;
Spirit Recovery; Umarka
Main Quest RewardPray; Surrender; Sway
World Quest RewardCheers; Interrogate; Respect
Adventurer’s Tome RewardAdvance; Bored; Stretch
Collectibles RewardProud; Threaten; Wave Dance
Rapport/ ReputationJoy; Pain; Whistle
BuyableCute; Laugh; Roar; Taunt

Why Are Emotes Important In Lost Ark?

Although players can use emotes to communicate and express themselves at will, some of Lost Ark‘s emotes are actually necessary for progressing in the game. This is since owning certain emotes will be mandatory for the completion of some quests.

Emotes serve the following functions in Lost Ark:

  • Completing Quest Objectives
  • Increasing Rapport Level with certain NPCs
  • Expressing opinions with fellow players

How To Use Emotes In Lost Ark

All of Lost Ark’s emotes can be accessed by pressing ‘Y’, displaying all of the player’s owned emotes. However, players can also perform the desired emote easily by typing its ‘/(emote)’ prefix in chat.

Getting your hands on all of Lost Ark’s emotes will take plenty of time, effort, and solid grinding. But, having the freedom to communicate with party members and complete important main story objectives using these emotes will make it all worthwhile.