Simple Gadget

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

  • Pod B - Level 1 → Level 2 ( Required: 10 )
  • Pod C - Level 1 → Level 2 ( Required: 10 )


Where to Find/Location

  • 3 Rewarded for completing the quest Terminal Repairs
  • 5 Rewarded 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, by the overturned kart 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

Forest Castle: Royal Chamber

Possibly the quickest and most direct farming route would be to warp here, and then travel left all the way to the baby cradle, and collect the item in it. Quick save as soon as it allows you to and then load the save again and repeat. Eventually the item will be there, but it's a random chance so you'll have to be patient with it.

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. Alternatively, if you ride an animal to this drop location, your pickup radius is large enough to collect up the item through the wall.



  • A total of 20 Simple Gadgets required for all upgrades.
  • One of the few materials that can't be bought at any point of the game.


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    • Anonymous

      Confirmed to find one in:
      Forest Castle: Front - Start scanning straight after exiting the Access Point, heading in the direction of the castle, it's by the fallen castle structure.

      Forest Castle: Front - Enter the castle, go up the stairs then start scanning, it's by the chest on the floor below you.

      Pascal's Village - Head towards the City Ruins from the village, start scanning, it's just before the shortcut (Red structure with the box) into City Ruins.

      City Ruins: Near the Tower - Head over the bridge into the Commercial Facility, and scan once entering, it's by the waterfall.

      Park Ruins: Attraction Sq - Head towards the Amusement Park Shop robot that sells items then start scanning, it's by the black gate.

      • Anonymous

        I found in the following locations using the Scanner. - City Ruins, in the crater made by Engels after it exploded: - Inside the cave where meets Jackass in the Side Quest "Amnesia" (be careful not to fall into the hole): - In the bodies before the first fight against Adam / Eve in the Desert Housing Complex: - Just before the Access Point of the Factory Entrance, near the place where it fights against the YoRHa units:

        • Anonymous

          You can find one near the seller in Park Ruins: Attraction Sq, go to near gate and it would be between it and truck.

          • Anonymous

            You can find one more at the resistance camp by scaner: after teleport come to Anemone, turn right and you will see a stretched fabric, under it there would be one.

            • Anonymous

              On the corrupted PC version don't waste your time farming the City Ruins: Near Factory on the 3rd floor building as nothing spawns except starting the game from the title screen. The gadget drops about once every 10 times at the Forest Zone: Royal Chamber cradle.

              • Anonymous

                On the corrupted PC version don't waste your time farming the City Ruins: Near Factory on the 3rd floor building as nothing spawns except starting the game from the title screen. The gadget drops about once every 10 times at the Forest Zone: Royal Chamber cradle.

                • 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

                    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

                      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

                        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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