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Nier Replicant Fishing: How & Where to Catch All Fish

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Nier Replicant Fishing: How & Where to Catch All Fish

If you want a break from all the combat and bullet-hell action of Nier Replicant, then there’s no better way to kick back and relax than with a spot of fishing. Not only is this a handy way of making some extra cash, but some side quests also require you to bring back fish. In this guide, we’ll talk you through how and where to catch all fish in Nier Replicant, as well as how the mini-game actually works.

How to Go Fishing in Nier Replicant

First off, you’ll need the fishing rod. This can be obtained from an old man in Seafront and you’ll automatically obtain it as part of Nier Replicant’s main story missions.

After that, you’ll be able to use your fishing rod on certain bodies of water by walking up to them and pressing Circle on PlayStation or B on Xbox.

Brother Nier will then cast his line out into the water and you’ll need to wait to get a bite. When you start to see the rod bend, press Circle/ B again to hook the fish.

You’ll then need to pull the rod in the opposite direction that the fish is moving in order to reduce its HP. To do so, use the left analog stick. Once the fish’s HP reaches zero, you’ll be able to hook it in and catch it.

How & Where to Catch All Fish in Nier Replicant

There are 16 fish you can catch in Nier Replicant, but you’ll need to use different types of bait in different locations if you want to catch them all. To make things easier for you, we’ve broken all this down for you below.

FishLocationBait
Black BassHome Town, WaterwheelLure
BlowfishSeafront, PierLugworm
Blue MarlinSeafront, PierSardine
BreamSeafront, PierLure
CarpHome Town, WaterwheelEarthworm
DunkleosteusSeafront, PierLure
Giant CatfishHome Town, Fast Travel Boat Area OR East of Home Town PondLure (for Home Town), Carp (East of Home Town Pond)
HyneriaSandsea Shore, Fast Travel BoatSardine
Rainbow TroutNorthern Plains, Dock Northeast of BridgeLure
RhizodontDesert, Fast Travel BoatCarp
Royal FishEastern Road, PondEarthworm
SandfishDesert, Fast Travel BoatLure
SardineSeafront, BeachLugworm
Shaman FishSeafront, Hidden BeachLure
SharkSeafront, PierSardine

Why Should You Catch Fish?

Any fish you catch can be sold for money, which is always useful to have for upgrading your gear. There are also some side quests that require you to catch and bring fish back to the quest giver.

For more tips and tricks, head over to our wiki or see more of our coverage on the game below.

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