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

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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 the 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 NieR Replicant 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.

NieR Replicant 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 In NieR Replicant

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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NieR Replicant A Signature Dish: How To Get Wheat, Sardines & Medicinal Herbs

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NieR Replicant A Signature Dish is another Part One side quest featured in the video game published by Square Enix, and it becomes available in Seafront, where the local Tavern Keeper needs your help to develop a new recipe which requires ten Medicinal Herbs, ten Bags of Wheat and 10 Sardines.

A Signature Dish in NieR Replicant also allows you to unlock the second quest in line, named Bon Appetit!, thus it’s quite important to finish it in case you are a completionist.

Although straightforward, the NieR Replicant Signature Dish quest requires time.

So, throughout the guide below, I’ll tell you how to get 10 Medicinal Herbs, 10 Bags of Wheat, and ten Sardines for the NieR Replicant Signature Dish side quest, and hopefully I’ll help you save some time in the process.

When Should I Start NieR Replicant A Signature Dish Quest?

You should start A Signature Dish the moment you return from Facade after you rescue the Prince, but it’s also important to know that you must finish this quest before talking to Popola on your way back from the Manor.

As most quests in Part One, A Signature Dish has a specific time frame you don’t want to miss. Keep this in mind.

Additionally, this quest is also best played after you finish The Fisherman’s Gambit, and below you’ll learn why.

So, assuming you are ready, head to the Tavern in Seafront and talk to the keeper below.

Nier Replicant Signature Dish Quest Guide

Talk to the Tavern Keeper in Seafront

Once you do that he’ll ask you to find the following ingredients:

  • Ten Medicinal Herbs
  • 10 Sardines
  • Ten Wheat Bags

As said, this is a simple fetch-quest; so let’s see where to find all ingredients for A Signature Dish.

Where To Find Sardines In NieR Replicant?

The NieR Replicant Sardines are hard to get if you want to save money because you’ll need to fish them.

Since the Sardines in NieR Replicant are your objective for The Fisherman’s Gambit, you may want to address that quest first.

If you have completed it, you most likely have them. If you sold them you can opt to start fishing, or just visit the Tackle Shopkeeper in Seafront and buy them.

Keep in mind though that the Bait Shop won’t sell Sardines unless you complete The Fisherman’s Gambit.

Assuming you want to focus on this quest only, head to the Tackle Shop below and buy Lugworms. Lugworms are the best bait for Sardines.

Nier Replicant Tackle Shop Location

Buy the recommended bait/lure

Now, head to the Seafront beach near the Lighthouse and start fishing Sardines using Lugworms.

You can see the said beach in my screenshot.

Nier Replicant Sardines Fishing Locations

Get to this beach in Seafront

Good, so now that you have Sardines, it’s time to deal with the Bags of Wheat.

How To Get Wheat In NieR Replicant?

The NieR Replicant Wheat is also hard to get but you have several options.

The first option is to buy it from the Grocer in your Village’s Shopping District (pictured below); however, you’ll need to pay 500 Gold for a bag which is a hefty sum especially because for this quest you’ll receive 5000 Gold.

Nier Replicant Bags of Wheat Locations Guide

You can buy Wheat from this merchant

So if you buy the Wheat, you’ll basically get nothing for this task.

Instead, head to the Florist in the Shopping District (pictured) and buy 10 Wheat Seedlings for 50 Gold each.

Nier Replicant Shopping List Walkthrough

Now return to your house, plant the Wheat, and water it; but do remember that the NieR Replicant Wheat growing time is 2 real-time days.

Even if you use Fertilizer you’ll still have to wait quite some time.

It’s up to you to decide how you want to tackle this ingredient.

How To Get Medicinal Herbs In NieR Replicant?

The NieR Replicant Medicinal Herbs for this quest, and in general; are the easiest to get.

They are dropped by enemies, you can find them through exploration, or you can simply buy them from the Item Shopkeeper in your Village.

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Each Medicinal Herb costs 100 Gold, so if you decide to buy them you’ll spend 1000 Gold. But as said these can be easily obtained by killing Shades.

Once you have all the required materials, return to the Seafront Tavern Keeper and hand them over to receive 5000 Gold and access to the Bon Appetit quest.

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NieR Replicant New Merchant In Town: How To Get Wool, Natural Rubber Lumps & Goat Hides

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NieR Replicant New Merchant In Town is a Part One side quest featured in the video game published by Square Enix, and it is also a fetch side-quest that requires a lot of grinding if you don’t have ten bundles of Wool, five lumps of Natural Rubber and ten Goat Hides in your inventory.

In fact, out of all NieR Replicant quests in the first part of the game, The New Merchant In Town is the longest, and it’s a time-consuming task that requires patience. And some gold if you want to complete it faster.

Nevertheless, finishing The New Merchant In Town quest is recommended because of the reward you’ll receive, so below I’ll help you find the Wool, Natural Rubber Lumps, and the Goat Hides so you can complete the quest.

Just make sure you have around an hour to waste on this side quest.

When Should I Start NieR Replicant New Merchant In Town Quest?

The New Merchant In Town in NieR Replicant is best approached after you return from Facade, where you rescued the Prince; however, make sure you do not delay this quest past the point when you get back from the Manor.

That’s because on your way back from the Manor you’ll be asked to talk to Popola and you’ll eventually start Part Two, thus miss this quest.

To start the side-quest travel to Seafront and look for the merchant pictured below.

Nier Replicant New Merchant in Town Quest Walkthrough

Talk to the Merchant on the boat to start this quest in Seafront

You’ll find him on the eastern side of the city by the docks, on his ship.

Good, so talk to our friendly merchant and he’ll tell you that he wants to start trading but he needs help building an inventory. Obviously, you’re the one who is going to help him by bringing back the following:

  • Ten Bundles of Wool
  • Five Lumps of Natural Rubber
  • Ten Goat Hides

Let’ see where you can find these.

Where To Find Wool In NieR Replicant?

The NieR Replicant Wool comes from Sheep you can find them in the Northern Plains. This material is the easiest to get since there’s a lot of Sheep in Northern Plains and as you may remember you had to slaughter them for Mutton while playing the Old-Fashioned Home Cooking and The Runaway Son quests.

Chances are you already have a lot of Wool, so check your backpack first.

If you don’t, head back to your Village; then head to Northern Plains, and the moment you enter the area you’ll see the poor animals you have to kill.

The drop rate is decent so you won’t encounter difficulties in getting Wool in NieR Replicant, especially because Nothern Plains is the best area to farm it.

If by any chance you run out of Sheep simply exit the area towards your Village, then return so the animals can respawn.

Nier Replicant Wool Location

The wool comes from Sheep in Northern Plains

How To Get Goat Hides In NieR Replicant?

Now that you know how to get Wool, let’s go after the NieR Replicant Goat Hides which are the most difficult to get because of the drop rate.

Simply put the Goat Hides in NieR Replicant require a lot of grinding and the best location to farm them is the Eastern Road area.

After you get the Wool, head back to your village, then exit to Eastern Road.

Again, you may remember that you killed Goats in the past to get their meat for The Runaway Son, and you may have several Goat Hides.

If you don’t; get ready to slaughter tens of Goats because the hides rarely drop.

Nier Replicant Goat Hides Locations

You can get Goat Hides from the Goats on Eastern Road

So obviously, you’ll need to force respawn them, thus you’ll want to use the exit towards Lost Shrine: Exterior then return.

The said exit speeds up the process a bit and when you return to the Eastern Road all five Goats should be alive.

Keep in mind though that farming Goat Hides in NieR Replicant is a time-consuming process.

Where To Find Lumps Of Natural Rubber In NieR Replicant?

Finally, for The New Merchant In Town side-quest, you need to find five NieR Replicant Lumps of Natural Rubber; however to make things easier you’ll want to buy these.

That’s because the Natural Rubber in the game is found in random locations through exploration.

In case you don’t have them, head back to Seafront and look for the Material Shopkeeper below.

Nier Replicant Natural Rubber Lumps Locations

Buy Natural Rubber from this Seafront Merchant

On your minimap, the location is marked by an icon depicting a crystal. Talk to this vendor and pay 700 Gold for a Natural Rubber. The total amount you’ll need to spend is 3500 Gold.

Now, it’s time to end this quest. Return to the man on the ship and hand over the materials he asked for.

After a small cutscene, he’ll tell you to return for your reward; so exit Seafront and re-enter the area, then talk to him again.

In exchange for helping him, you’ll get 10000 Gold; which means that your profit after buying the Natural Rubber is 6500; and a lot of Mutton and Goat Meat you can sell to recover the loss.

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