NieR Replicant Fisherman’s Gambit Part 2: How To Get Blowfish

by Vlad
April 27, 2021

The NieR Replicant Blowfish is another fish type and also a quest item required to complete The Fisherman’s Gambit Part 2 side quest featured in Part One of the video game published by Square Enix.

NieR Replicant Fisherman’s Gambit Part 2 is the second part of the questline that will help you become a better fisherman, and it follows the same structure as Fisherman’s Gambit, but instead of Sardines, you’ll need to catch Blowfish.

In other words, to improve your NieR Replicant fishing skill, you’ll have to complete all quests in The Fisherman’s Gambit chain of side quests, and your second goal is to land 7 Blowfish.

As explained, fishing in NieR Replicant 2021 is easy, but you need to know the best fishing spot and the type of lure or bait you’ll have to use to catch a specific type of fish.

Therefore, below we will talk about the Blowfish in NieR Replicant because they represent your objective for The Fisherman’s Gambit Part 2 side quest.

NieR Replicant Fisherman’s Gambit Part 2 Quest Details

NieR Replicant Fisherman’s Gambit Part 2 is a side quest that becomes available in Seafront, and it’s best approached after you complete the previous part, after you save the Prince of Facade.

The quest giver is the same old man by the dock, as you can see in my picture below.

Nier Replicant Fisherman's Gambit Quest Guide
Approach the man by the dock to start the quest

Make sure you talk to him immediately after the previous quest, and he’ll ask you to catch some Blowfish. Specifically 7 of them.

Again, as a reward for your service, he will provide another lesson and share another fishing secret. Or at least that’s what he claims.

Best Blowfish Bait

The first step once you start the quest is to get some bait because, just like the Sardines, the Blowfish in NieR Replicant doesn’t love normal lures.

Therefore, head north on the main street and find the Tackle Shop.

Using the minimap, find the Tackle Shopkeeper’s location, which is marked by the small icon depicting a fishing rod. Or simply find the guy in my image.

Nier Replicant Tackle Shop Location
Buy the recommended bait/lure from this vendor

From the Tackle Shop, buy Lugworms, just like you did when you went after the Sardines.

Good, so now that we got the best bait for Blowfish, let’s go fishing.

Remaster Blowfish Location

In Seafront, the best place to fish Blowfish is the pier where the quest giver is located.

The trick here is that instead of fishing from the pier, which is totally fine, you have better chances to land Blowfish if you fish from the beach on the right side.

Just as you see in my screenshot below.

Nier Replicant Blowfish Fishing Locations
You can catch Blowfish close to the pier in Seafront

How To Fish

As you probably know by now, catching fish in NieR Replicant is easy:

  • While standing near the fishing spot, press O on your PlayStation controller
  • Select the type of bait. For Blowfish, you will want to use Lugworms
  • Once you cast your line, wait for the fish to bite, then press O again
  • Move your left thumbstick in the direction opposite the fish’s current position to deplete its health bar (blue)
  • When the health bar is fully depleted you’ll land the fish

Keep in mind, though, that, unlike Sardines, Blowfish is harder to catch, so be patient. It will take around 15 minutes to land 7 Blowfish, depending on your luck.

Once you do that, return to the quest giver, and in return, you won’t get any rewards, but you will do some training and unlock the next quest in line. This time you’ll need to catch 7 Rainbow Trout.

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