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.


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    • Anonymous

      To wake him up as quickly as possible, use Taunt chips, strongest one you have to increase your attack by ~400% while taunting.

      To taunt someone, spam the Flashlight key bind (default L2 on ps4) while facing the target, and you will notice the enemy start to steam, this means they are taunted and you are dealing an insane ~400% damage. Spam Flashlight and Attack repeatedly and you can wake him up in less than 30 seconds around level 65.

      • Anonymous

        I just know that this is how to fight the rabbit, i thought it's just a statue, even tho i'm curious coz the map said it's hostile

        I fight it at max level 99, using 2b , shock wave 6, weapon attack 8, normal difficulties
        This boss have quite healthpool i can confirm, tougher than emil 1st encounter, took me minutes
        It's fun

        • Anonymous

          If anyone interested, it took about half an hour to wake him up at level 53. 50+ hacking to defeat. Combustion really helps. Got level 58

          • Anonymous

            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

              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

                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

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

                  • Anonymous

                    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

                      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

                        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+

                        • 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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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.

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