Amusement Park Rabbit



Peculiar Machine







Amusement Park Rabbit is a Peculiar Machine enemy in NieR: Automata



"A machine lifeform that mimics the bronze statues of the amusement park. Donning a pair of rabbit ears, it attacks by flailing a trumpet"



  • Found at the entrance of the Amusement Park, in the center of the main plaza.



Amusement Park Rabbit Drops




  • The Rabbit will only wake up and fight you once you do enough damage to their dormant state.
  • If you stand on the opposite side of the platform the Rabbit was on, it will block a majority of the bullets, keeping you safe. You should be able to repeatedly hack the Rabbit until it dies.
  • Working on route B with 9S (Ch. 04-01: Amusement Park)
    • Dormant Phase 
      • First, in order to hit the statue more accurately, hack a small flyer so you can push the statue down two steps to a better position.  
      • Now equip a loadout to maximize your DPS. For example: 
        • Chips: Weapon Attack Up, Ranged Attack Up, Fast Cooldown
        • Weapons: any of the Large Swords work (preferably lvl 4). You won't be taking damage, so a lvl 3-4 Virtuous Treaty's Holy Blessing (Increases attack power when HP is full) won't be negated. 
        • Pods: Acquire all pods and equip one with Blade. Use the charge attack (all three pods will be visible).
    • Awake Phase
      • switch to EXP chips and healing/defense (if needed).
      • Hack the the Rabbit to deal damage while dodging attacks and healing.
    • You can easily repeat this by quick-saving and exiting to the title screen (you will get a short cutscene the first time when loading back in if you started from 04-01).  
    • At 65+ it take less than 2 minutes and with +40% EXP chips you gain at least 3 levels each time.
  • The fastest route for farming once you beat the game [hacking dormant rabbit no longer works, see notes]:
    • Use Chapter Select to go to Chapter 04-01: Amusement Park
    • Enter the amusement park and skip the intro cutscene
    • Hack into a gun robot and kill the other enemy robots
    • Hack the Rabbit, self-destruct to get out of your robot, and hack it until it dies
    • Run to the nearest Access Point, save, and repeat



  • The Rabbit has an extremely high health pool, so it is not advised to take it on with anyone other than 9S until you reach at least level 70.
  • It seems that wake up by hacking has been patched so, it won't work on 1.06 and higher.


    • Anonymous

      16 Jan 2019 23:41  

      At level 61 I had a combustion chip and a crap ton of weapon attack +, as well as Level 4 Virtuous Treaty with all three pods doing laser, got it in about a minute

      • Anonymous

        02 May 2018 14:02  

        use a fully charged Blade pod program i started at Lv60 which took around 1-2 minutes to wake him up (with fully upgrades virtuous treaty) but around LV70 it started going way quicker, and at Lv80 it was a single use of the blade program.
        chip setup: full item drop+ exp gain + systems
        weapons, fully upgraded virtuous treaty
        pod Lv1
        i hope this helps, happy grinding :D

        • Anonymous

          15 Apr 2018 20:55  

          If you're underleveled and using 9S, the fastest way to beat him is by using a Combust chip, the fire damage is way higher than the hacking damage. At level 52, with Combust+4 I was doing 7903 damage each time the fire damage hit.

          • Anonymous

            09 Apr 2018 16:17  

            Hmmm. I'm getting 100k+ exp pr. rabbit, with 100% xp and playing as 9S. Are you supposed to get that much xp?

            • Anonymous

              02 Apr 2018 13:32  

              To see how far you are from waking him up, you can llok at how far the bunny is from the edge of the pedestral!

              • Anonymous

                03 Jan 2018 00:49  

                Seems to always drop a Powerup Part L. Fought him 6 times, 5 times with Drop rate +90% and 1 time without drop rate. It dropped a powerup part L every single time.

                • Anonymous

                  31 Dec 2017 15:03  

                  For those who can't woke this guy up, probably & most likely bc you're under leveled and can't deal a decent amount of dmg to this guy. Can a lv 30 robot scratch you when you're lv 80? No it can't. Same thing goes for him if you're underleveled. It took me almost 5 mins to wake him up when I was around lv 80, but it's <30sec when I'm lv 95+

                  • 13 Sep 2017 05:28  

                    On the patch that the rabbit could not be woke up by hacking. Found a way to wake him at level 63 using normal attacks. Use level 3 POD and blade pod program, hold L1 for 3 pods light up then release. Got him woke up on 3rd usage of pod problem. After awaken, he is hackable using 9S. The rest is history. Also in regards to exp gain, still getting 2-3 level per run after level 90 so it is still not that a chore to gain level through this guy.

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Sep 2017 04:55  

                      I managed to wake him with Level 77 as 2B during Chapter 4-1. Only using an melee Attack+3. Weapons were 2B's defaults at level 4. Killed him using Counter +2 and 2x Overclock +1 for maximum survival. I dont have better stuff, lol.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Jun 2017 11:32  

                        Deleted the game and reinstalled on PS4 without patch and being offline. Save still works, and will work if saved and repatched. Wait until 3rd playthrough, suggested level, then delete and reinstall, then repatch when lvl99

                        • Anonymous

                          09 May 2017 11:45  

                          Install Taunt Up +6 chip to speed up the waking of bunny. At level 65 with Taunt Up +6 and Weapon Attack Up +4 and +5 and Melee Attack Up enhancement, it took me less than 30 seconds to wake the bunny.

                          • Anonymous

                            08 May 2017 03:52  

                            I just did it on the PS4 and got 6.6k raw, no expbuffs, per hack and went from lvl 61 to 65 upon killing it. Still a great way to get EXP. ;)

                            • Anonymous

                              18 Apr 2017 23:25  

                              I have the most recent update of Nier: Automata for the USA version, but I'm not sure what version number it is. I don't think it's 1.06, but I'm not sure because the rumor is that in the 1.06 update the extra Exp you'd get from hacking the rabbit statue was nerfed. In my version I'd get around 19,000 experience points for a successful hack and around 60,000 for killing the statue (with a +6 exp point boost plug-in chip equipped).

                              However for my version of the game I found it was impossible for me to hack the statue when it was not yet hostile. The game would not let me target the statue even if I hacked a robot, cleared the area and then tried to hack the statue as a robot. The only way I could hack it was by attacking it repeatedly until it became hostile, which took around 3 minutes when I first started doing it at level 70, however since your character's damage output increases with their level the time it took to aggro he statue shortened the more levels I gained.

                              To sum things up I think that the ability to hack the statue while you are remote controlling a robot was patched out with the most recent patch of the USA release (the day I farmed the rabbit to get to level 99 was 4/17/2017), but in the USA version you can still get a lot of extra experience points from a successful hack after you aggro the rabbit statue.

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Apr 2017 06:43  

                                Killed it for my first time as A2 today and didn't receive jack*****. Just a Machine Core and the unit data. Do you have to be at a certain part of the story to receive the Powerup Part L?

                                • Anonymous

                                  15 Mar 2017 22:22  

                                  I was hacking it at level 68 today in 1.03 and got 12k exp per hack. Went to level 72 in one fight. Then 16k exp in the next fight and went to level 75. Maybe you need to be in 3rd playthrough to use it for powerleveling?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    15 Mar 2017 04:07  

                                    The EXP for hacking was patched as of 1.03. Now you only get around 109 per hack, and that's with EXP chips equipped. Not sure what it is without them. Probably around 80 or so. So using this guy as a method of powerleveling to level 99 has been significantly nerfed. You can still do it (and it's probably still the best way due to the EXP he gives upon death), but it's going to take significantly longer, now.

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