Simple Gadget



Simple Gadget is a Crafting Material in Nier: Automata



 A gadget so simple you don't know what it's for. 

Effects & Uses

  • 10 are needed to upgrade Pod A to Level 2.
  • 10 are needed to upgrade Pod B to Level 2.
  • 10 are needed to upgrade Pod C to Level 2.
  • Can be sold for 750g.


Where to Find/Location

  • Reward for completing the quest Terminal Repairs
  • Reward for completing the quest Anemone's Past
  • Forest Zone: Royal Chamber. Treasure point in the cradle where the baby king was before.
  • City Ruins: Near Factory. 4th floor of the building that you first come out on after the prologue.
  • City Ruins: Near Factory. On top of the Engels saw.
  • City Ruins: Near Tower. Treasure point on the stone archway reachable by floating from the tower.
  • Can be found in hidden treasure spots when scanning. Known locations:
    • Forest Castle: Front . Right below the access point. Drop down in the direction of the castle.
    • Forest Castle: Front. First multi-tiered room inside the castle, bottom floor.
    • Bunker. Room of 9S.
    • Resistance Camp. Right in front of the fence, on the way to the back of the camp.
    • Factory: Entrance. On the ground under the bridge leading to the city.
    • City Ruins : Near the factory: Turn right and go to the tall building, take stair to go to the thrd floor, turn left and follow the narrow floor. (Must use Auto-collet Items chip)
    • City Ruins: Near the Tower. Go to the commercial facility across the bridge, near the entrance to the lift.
    • City Ruins: Near the Tower. Just behind the wall with the moveable cube on the way to Pascal's village.
    • City Ruins: Found with Dynamic Scanner in the center of the collapsed area not far from a building fallen on its side.
    • Park Ruins: Attraction Sq. Next to the clown Shopkeeper Machine, in the right corner next to the gate. 
    • Pascal's Village. On the way to the gate that leads to the forest area.
    • Desert: Camp. Inside the small cave over by the Multi-Tier Types.
    • Desert: Housing Complex. In the alley leading to the area where you encountered the Adam for the first time.
    • Desert: Camp. Inside the tunnel at the northeast section of the underground area.


 Farming Routes

City Ruins: Near Factory

Go to the City Ruins: Near Factory Access Point and turn right, running into the bottom floor of the tall building you first start out on. Go up three flights of stairs, and then turn left. If you have an Auto-Collect Item chip, you can simply hug the wall and collect the item through the wall. If not, you'll have to go towards the hole in the outside wall, jump out of it, and keep turning left in the air, until you enter a different hole on the same floor on the other side of the wall.



  • One of the few materials that can't be bought at any point of the game.

    • 13 Aug 2017 01:33  

      the fast way to get them is in the real chamber where the baby king was living. u take the object and go out doing the same thing when u defeat a2 and teleport again to the real chamber and keep repeting the same process

      • Anonymous

        15 Jul 2017 20:24  

        Found one at the gate between pascal's village and city ruins: tower. Coming from the village it is on the left, interior side.

        • Anonymous

          24 Jun 2017 21:42  

          Scanner location in the desert cave, go to Desert Camp, enter the desert, stick to the right wall, where you can drop down to the side entrances of the cave, take the upper entrance, keep following the path to the right, past a group of enemies when the camera moves back in standard position, in that hallway use the scanner. (just before an open dead end with a chest)

          • Anonymous

            19 Mar 2017 12:19  

            scanning locations I know of:
            Forest Castle: Front access point, (just drop down in the direction of the castle)
            2S room (bunker)
            Resistance camp
            Commercial facility: near lift to lunar tear cave
            Amusement park behind destroyed stall near clown merch
            Pascal's Village on the way to the forrest area

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