Key Items in NieR: Automata is an Item Category that are mainly used in certain objectives of the game such as unlocking chests, opening doors, and progressing vital points for the main campaign. Key Items in NieR Automata are divided into two types, an accessory that alters the look or color of certain features such as clothing, hair color, design of the Pod, and more, while Key Items themselves are critical items that are used to progress the story or unlock points of interests. Key Items are usually found at unique areas of a location, given by NPCs, enemy drops, boss drops, or quest rewards. This page covers a list of all the Key Items featured in NieR Automata.

 

 

NieR: Automata All Key Items

Quick Search of All Key Items in NieR: Automata

Name

Type

Item Description/Effect

Key Item Location

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Grimoire Weiss

Accessory

A high-capacity device used in the Gestalt Project. It exudes a vague auro of pompouness.

Changes the appearance of your Pod.

  • Can be obtained if you have the Game of the YoRHa Edition bonus content.

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Play System Pod

Accessory

Shaped after a common household appliance vital for survival.

Changes the appearance of your Pod.

  • Can be obtained if you have the game on Playstation.

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Blue Ribbon

Accessory

A cool blue ribbon with an elegant design. Goes well with rough jackets.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

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Pink Ribbon

Accessory

A trendy pink ribbon with a simple design. Popular among androids of all ages.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

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Alien Mask

Accessory

A mask of an alien face.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

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Lunar Tear

Accessory

Emil gave you this wearable Lunar Tear.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

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Heavy Armor A

Accessory

Protective armor formally issued to YoRHa troops. 2B can equip this costume.

Changes the appearance of 2B when equipped.

  • After completing the game for the third time, both Heavy Armor A and Heavy Armor B will be added to your inventory. Only 2B can wear them.

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Heavy Armor B

Accessory

Protective armor formally issued to YoRHa troops. 2B can equip this costume.

Changes the appearance of 2B when equipped

  • After completing the game for the third time, both Heavy Armor A and Heavy Armor B will be added to your inventory. Only 2B can wear them.

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Camouflage Goggles

Accessory

Goggles with so much camouflage they became entirely invisible.

Changes the appearance of 2B and 9S when equipped.

  • Can be obtained after completing route C or D. After finishing the game for the third time, this item will appear in your inventory.
  • Can also be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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A2 Wig

Accessory

A long-haired wig for A2.

Changes the appearance of A2 when equipped.

  • Can be obtained after completing the game for the third time and acquiring Route C and choosing A2 when prompted.

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Adam's Glasses

Accessory

Glasses worn by Adam. Equip them to instantly feel more intelligent.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

  • After completing the game for the third time, go at the top of the City Ruins where 2B and 9S first landed.

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Emil Mask

Accessory

A mask bearing Emil's likeness.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

  • Can be found on a rack at Emil's Residence.

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Emil's Head

Accessory

This head covering belongs to Emil.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

  • Found in a locked chest if you speak to Emil after breaking into his house, then return a second time. Hack the locked chest using 9S.

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Machine Mask

Accessory

A head covering worn by machine lifeforms.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Valve: Right Eye

Accessory

A valve-shaped accessory.
Use in right eye only.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Valve: Left Eye

Accessory

A valve-shaped accessory.
Use in left eye only.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Valve: Both Eyes

Accessory

Valve: Both Eyes changes the appearance of your Playable Character once equipped, placing a valve on both eyes.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Valve: Head

Accessory

Valve: Head changes the appearance of your Playable Characters once equipped, it adds a valve at the back of their head.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Cardboard Pod

Accessory

Shaped after a very sturdy box used for transporting goods in the jungle.

Changes the appearance of your Pod.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Retro Red Pod

Accessory

A retro Pod skin that looks like an ancient device from the East.

Changes the appearance of your Pod.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Retro Grey Pod

Accessory

A super nostalgic four-color pattern on a bed of grey.

Changes the appearance of your Pod.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the Game of the YoRHa edition.

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Amazarashi Head

Accessory

A strange Pod with 3 eyes. It looks at you as if it thinks it deserves to live.

Changes the appearance of your Pod.

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Revealing Outfit

Accessory

A highly revealing piece of clothing for 2B that includes bandages for some reason.

Changes the appearance of  2B when equipped.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • During the Mysterious Letter quest, find the arena located in the Flooded City and complete Rank S in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Young Man's Outfit

Accessory

A simple piece of clothing for 9S that used to belong to a young man in the old world.

Changes the appearance of 9S when equipped.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing Rank 1 in the Underground Museum.

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Destroyer Outfit

Accessory

An outfit for A2 that may or may not have belonged to the man who destroyed the world.

Changes the appearance of A2 when equipped.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing Trial 6 of Trial of Sand.

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Sand Mask

Accessory

A mask from a long-fallen kingdom. Its wearer will be hailed as the King.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing Trial 6 of Trial of Sand.

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Matsuda Mask

Accessory

A mask bearing the likeness of Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the CEO Boss Fight trial in Gambler's Colosseum.

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Sato Mask

Accessory

A mask bearing the likeness of PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato.

Changes the appearance of 2BA2, and 9S when equipped.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the CEO Boss Fight trial in Gambler's Colosseum.

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White Hair

Accessory

Use this to change the color of your hair back to white.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank E trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Black Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair black.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank E trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Brown Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair brown.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank E trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Red Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair red.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank E trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Blue Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair blue.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank E trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Green Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair green.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank E trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Purple Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair purple.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank E trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Ash Grey Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair ash grey.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank B trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Golden Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair ash gold.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank B trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Pastel Pink Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair pastel pink.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank B trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Light Blue Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair light blue.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank B trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Lime Green Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair lime green.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank B trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Light Purple Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair light purple.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Rank B trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Neon White Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair fluorescent white.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Special Rank challenge in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Neon Yellow Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair fluorescent yellow.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Special Rank challenge in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Neon Pink Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair fluorescent pink.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Special Rank challenge in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Neon Blue Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair fluorescent blue.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Special Rank challenge in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Neon Green Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair fluorescent green.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Special Rank challenge in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Neon Purple Hair

Accessory

Use this to dye your hair fluorescent purple.
Only for 2B and A2.

Changes the hair color of 2B and A2 when used.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Can be obtained after completing the Special Rank challenge in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Emil Bullets

Accessory

Use this to turn enemy bullets into Emil heads.

Changes the effects of enemy ranged attacks into Emil Heads.

  • Can be obtained if you purchased the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.
  • Complete the Rank S trial in Gambler's Colosseum, then talk to the receptionist to access the room where the chest can be found.

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CEO Bullets

Accessory

Use this to turn enemy bullets into the heads of the CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato.

Changes the effects of enemy ranged attacks into the heads of CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato.

  • Can be obtained after completing the CEO Boss Fight trial in the Gambler's Colosseum.

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Elevator Key

Key Item

A key that unlocks an elevator in the shopping mall.

Unlocks the elevator in the Shopping Center within City Ruins that will give you access to Kaine's Shack.

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Book: Pensées

Key Item

A book of philosophy that Anemone gave you. Its title means "thoughts" in an ancient language.

Triggers the next sub-chapter and will have no other use besides that. This will also stay in your inventory for the rest of the game.

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Fuel Filter

Key Item

A filter used by androids to refine fuel.

Serves as a story item in Chapter 5 and Chapter 14.

  • Can be obtained from Pascal in Chapter 5 and Chapter 14

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Forest Access Key

Key Item

Unlocks a Tower sub-unit in the Forest Kingdom.

One of the three key items needed in order to enter The Tower.

  • Can be obtained during Route C as 9S at the top of the Meat Box.

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Ocean Access Key

Key Item Unlocks a Tower sub-unit in the Flooded City. One of the three key items needed in order to enter The Tower.
  • Can be obtained during Route C as 9S at the top of the Soul Box.

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Park Access Key

Key Item Unlocks a Tower sub-unit in the Amusement Park. One of the three key items needed in order to enter The Tower.
  • Can be obtained by 9S after fighting Auguste at the top of the God Box as A2.

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Jean-Paul's Letter

Key Item

Jean-Paul's letter. It reads:
"I've left to seek the truth of the world. Throw that trash away!"

Anote that reads "I've left to seek the truth of the world. Throw that trash away!" It has no further uses.

  • Can be obtained after the quest Jean-Paul's Melancholy, it will be handed over to 2B.

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Memory Chip

Key Item

The bloodied memory chip of a machine lifeform. Says its allies were destroyed by the resistance.

Amemory chip from a machine lifeform that says its allies were destroyed by the resistance. It has no further uses.

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Man's Journal

Key Item

A journal left behind by a man. Thoughts about his fallen comrades are spelled out within.

Ajournal left behind a man, with the notes about his fallen comrades written within. It has no further uses.

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Broken Toy

Key Item

Created by humans, this broken toy no longer works.

One of the three key items needed for the side quest Data Analysis Freak 2.

  • Can be obtained beside the Accounting Book behind a wall past the Housing Complex access point.

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Accounting Book

Key Item

A book humans used for recording family finances.

One of the three key items needed for the side quest Data Analysis Freak 2.

  • Can be obtained beside the Broken Toy in a building past the Housing Complex access point.

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Small Shoe

Key Item

A small shoe thought to have been worn by a human girl.

One of the three key items needed for the side quest Data Analysis Freak 2.

  • Can be obtained on the ground past the Housing Complex access point.

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Toothbrush

Key Item

A tool humans used to brush their teeth. Reduces the probability of cavities.

One of the five key items that can be found during the side quest Animal Care.

  • Can be obtained during the side quest Animal Care, at the harvest point at the Shopping Center.

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Cosmetics

Key Item

A cosmetic item humans would rub on their lips to make themselves beautiful.

One of the five key items that can be found during the side quest Animal Care.

  • Can be obtained during the side quest Animal Care, at the harvest point at the Shopping Center.

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Dietary Goods

Key Item

Used by humans to reduce fat levels caused by consuming more energy than necessary.

One of the five key items that can be found during the side quest Animal Care.

  • Can be obtained during the side quest Animal Care, at the harvest point at the Shopping Center.

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Writing Implement

Key Item

A tool for recording information. Records indicate these were believed to be mightier than swords.

One of the five key items that can be found during the side quest Animal Care.

  • Can be obtained during the side quest Animal Care, at the harvest point at the Shopping Center.

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Medical Journal

Key Item

A book of pharmaceuticals for living organisms that already existed in the Pod's database.

One of the five key items that can be found during the side quest Animal Care, and the only item needed to progress the quest.

  • Can be obtained during the side quest Animal Care, at the harvest point at the Shopping Center.

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Machine Part

Key Item

Part of a machine lifeform. May have something to do with the treasure of the forest.

A key item that unlocks the door at the end of the forest where you'll encounter Ernst and the Gravekeeper.

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Stamp

Key Item

A stamp from the amusement park.

A key item required to win the deluxe prize during the Stamp Collecting.

  • Can be obtained from 10 different sources at the Amusement Park:
    • Harvest Point next to the Amusement Park Rabbit.
    • Harvest Point at the base of the broken thrill ride at the Attraction Square.
    • Harvest Point at the platform of the roller coaster.
    • Angry Machine
    • Revved-up Machine
    • Crying Machine
    • Creepy Machine
    • Lauging Machine
    • Romeos and Juliets
    • Zombie Clowns under the theater.

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Stamp Card

Key Item

A card used for collecting stamps at the amusement park.

A key item that will start the Stamp Collecting side quest.

  • Can be obtained from the Machine Receptionist at the Amusement Park after the Deep Cave is unearthed.

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Aged Stick

Key Item

A stick of unknown purpose.

One of the four key items needed for the quest Heritage of the Past.

  • Can be obtained by using the scanner to reveal it's location northwest of the Desert Zone: access point.

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Filthy Mask

Key Item

A weighty stone mask. It's as dirty as it is heavy.

One of the four key items needed for the quest Heritage of the Past

  • Can be obtained by using the scanner to reveal it's location northwest of the Desert Zone: center access point.

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Commandment Slab

Key Item

A slab with the laws of an ancient country written upon it. Many of them don't make sense.

One of the four key items needed for the quest Heritage of the Past.

  • Can be obtained by using the scanner to reveal its location in between the Desert Zone: center access point and the Housing Complex entrance.

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Statue of a Girl

Key Item

A statue in the shape of a young girl.

One of the four key items needed for the quest Heritage of the Past.

  • Can be obtained by using the scanner to reveal its location south of the resistance researcher's position at the Desert Zone.

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Sachet

Key Item

A pouch that emits a scent animals love. Prevents them from running when approached.

Prevents Boars and Moose from running away when approached.

  • Can be purchased for 1,000G from the Supply Trader at the Resistance Camp.

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Quality Sachet

Key Item

A pouch that emits a scent animals love. Lets you ride them anytime you want.

Allows you to use Boars and Moose as mounts without having to use Animal Bait.

  • Can be obtained as a reward from the Animal-loving machine for completing the Animal Care side quest.

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Choice Sachet

Key Item

A pouch that emits a scent animals love. Causes them to approach and wait for you.

Causes animals to approach you when you are in range.

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Sound Data 1

Key Item Listen to nice BGM on the jukebox. Part 1 of a set of 5.
  • Can be obtained from a YoRHa Soldier next to the jukebox at the Resistance Camp.

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Sound Data 2

Key Item Unlock more BGM on the jukebox. Part 2 of a set of 5 amazing soundtracks.

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Sound Data 3

Key Item Unlock more BGM on the jukebox. Part 3 of a set of 5 soundtracks in extremely high demand.

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Sound Data 4

Key Item Unlock more BGM on the jukebox. Part 4 of a set of 5 highly anticipated soundtracks.

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Sound Data 5

Key Item Unlock more BGM on the jukebox. The final part in possibly the best soundtrack series ever.

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Record: 3C3C1D119440927

Key Item Adds new music to the jukebox. Contains dream-like music regarding the memories of Plato 1728.
  • Can only be obtained after completing the quest Mysterious Invitation and achieving the ending in the Secret Basement of the Amusement Park.

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Record: CEO

Key Item Unlocks extra BGM for the jukebox. A kick-ass soundtrack for the best CEOs in the world.
  • Can be obtained after completing the CEO Boss fight in Gambler's Colosseum.

 




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