Fishing is Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…’s predominant pastime. It’s on the coronary heart of 10 facet quests and, if in case you have the time and persistence, a good technique to make some further money.

In this Nier Replicant remake guide, we’ll clarify how fishing works, and then stroll you thru “The Fisherman’s Gambit” facet quests. We’ve obtained the primary 5 elements beneath, and we’ll add the remaining 5 quickly.

How to fish

Your first expertise with fishing within the Nier Replicant remake can be if you attain Seafront seeking a shaman fish.

Fishing in Nier Replicant is fairly simple. You present up, you forged, you wait, and you reel in your fish. You don’t management how far (and even the place) you forged, and fish present up mechanically when you’ve gotten bait within the water.

There are three belongings you management, although: location, bait, and reeling.

  • Fishing is barely attainable from sure areas — locations the place you may stroll into the water. More importantly, some fish are solely out there in sure areas. We’ll level out the precise areas for every step of “The Fisherman’s Gambit” beneath.
  • Bait determines what sort(s) of fish you’ll catch. In the walkthroughs beneath, we’ll point out the bait you want for every sort of fish you’re after.
  • Reeling in your catch includes setting the hook, and then pulling again on the left thumbstick till you’ve claimed your fish. Let’s go into extra element on that.

When you forged, watch your bobber. It will go underwater as soon as, letting you recognize a fish is close by. Either on the second or third bob(?), you’ll hear a plop. Set the hook by hitting the forged button once more. If you try and hook right into a fish that’s too sturdy for you, you’ll instantly lose it. For these stronger fish, finishing extra elements of “The Fisherman’s Gambit” will increase your fishing talent, making you sturdy sufficient to catch them.

Nier Replicant fishing

Move the thumbstick away from the fish.
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Once you’ve hooked, a fish a blue bar seems on the underside of your display. This is sort of a combat or a reeling meter. Wear the blue bar right down to nothing to catch your fish.

You do that by pulling again on the left thumbstick. As the fish strikes left and proper, transfer the thumbstick in the other way. Picture a circle centered on the protagonist like within the picture above.

The controller additionally rumbles if you’re in the suitable spot. Adjust the stick barely till the vibration is strongest, and then wait. Keep matching the fish’s actions till you’ve caught it or it will get away.

How quick you reel (how briskly the blue bar goes down) depends upon your fishing talent.


The Fisherman’s Gambit quests

There are 10 quests in “The Fisherman’s Gambit” collection. The first 5 can be found within the first half of the sport, and the rest are solely out there after the midway level.

The Fisherman’s Gambit

In Seafront, after you’ve caught the shaman fish and returned, communicate to the resident by the waterfront. He’ll train you extra about fishing.

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Sardines fishing location.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Toylogic/Square Enix by way of Polygon

Different fish are caught on totally different baits. For the 10 sardines he requires, you’ll want lugworms. The Tackle Shop in Seafront sells them for 10 gold every. Make positive you purchase further (we went by about 20) to account for misplaced fish, catching the incorrect fish, or the junk you’ll inevitably catch.

Head for the seaside simply west of the fisherman — on the south finish of Seafront’s procuring district — for sardines. Don’t promote any of the opposite sorts of fish you catch, although. You’ll in all probability want them within the subsequent elements of “The Fisherman’s Gambit.”

Return to the resident together with your 10 sardines and he’ll reward you by enhancing your fishing talent.


The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 2

Once you’ve accomplished “The Fisherman’s Gambit,” communicate to the fisherman once more.

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Blowfish fishing location.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Toylogic/Square Enix by way of Polygon

This time, he’ll ask for 10 blowfish. You’ll want lugworms for bait once more, so purchase a lot further. You’ll catch blowfish from the identical seaside you caught the sardines — simply to the west of the fisherman.

Bring him the 10 blowfish, and he’ll once more enhance your fishing talent.


The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 3

After “The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 2,” return to the fisherman in Seafront once more. This time, he wants 7 rainbow trout.

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Rainbow trout fishing location.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Toylogic/Square Enix by way of Polygon

Head to the Northern Plains and down by the water close to the bottom of the bridge resulting in Junk Pile. Use your lure for these. Buy a pair further simply in case, however the lure is reusable, so that you received’t be going by them the identical manner you probably did lugworms.

Return the fish to Seafront, and you’ll as soon as once more enhance your fishing talent.


The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 4

After “The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 3,” return to the fisherman in Seafront once more. This time, he wants 5 bream.

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Bream fishing location.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Toylogic/Square Enix by way of Polygon

You want lugworms or a lure. You may catch bream from the identical seaside you caught the sardines and blowfish — simply west of the fisherman — however you’ll additionally catch a whole lot of sardines and blowfish, too. We had extra luck fishing with a lure from the stone pier standing straight subsequent to the fisherman.

Hand over the fish, and you’ll as soon as once more enhance your fishing talent.


The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 5

After “The Fisherman’s Gambit, Part 4,” return to the fisherman in Seafront once more. This time, he wants 5 black bass.

Head to the Village. Right in the midst of the map — straight west of your own home and the save level — head down by the water. Use a lure as bait.

Return to Seafront with, and you’ll as soon as once more enhance your fishing talent. This is the final Fisherman’s Gambit quest earlier than the second half of the Nier Replicant remake.


The Fisherman’s Gambit, Parts 6 – 10

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