Not only does Octopath Traveler look like a retro JRPG that has been brought to the modern-day, but it also plays like one too, thanks to its turn-based battle system. It’s developed by the team that made the JRPGs Bravely Default and Bravely Second. Of course, like those games, your characters grow in battle by earning experience points and leveling up. Also like those games, your characters will earn JP (job points) during battles, too. If you want to do more than a standard attack in Octopath Traveler, you’re going to want to know how you can use job points to earn new skills.
Unlike the Bravely games, learning skills isn’t as simple as earning job points. In those games, JP will increase your job level, which will in turn grant you a new skill, but it is not the same in Octopath Traveler. Instead, think of JP as a sort of currency that you use to buy new skills for your character.
New skills can be purchased from within the pause menu. Just go to the menu and choose Skills. This will bring up a list of all of the available skills that you can learn for that character. Just pick the one that you want and away you go; you can now use your newly purchased skill in battle. You’ll need to be careful about what you spend your points on as JP cost goes up for every skill that you learn. However, with enough JP, its possible to eventually learn every skill. Just be sure to buy the skills that you think are the most useful early to save you some hassle later down the road.
That’s all that there is to know about how to learn skills in Octopath Traveler. For more on the game, be sure to check out our ever-expanding wiki.