Northern Plains is a location in NieR Replicant. The Northern Plains is the transitional field area to other locations beyond the Village's northern gates.


Northern Plains Location & Map

The Northern Plains Map is obtained from Popola during the Prologue


Northern Plains is accessed from the Village through the northern gates.



Northern Plains Information

The Northern Plains is a large open field just beyond the northern gates of the Village that leads to other locations.

Locations accessible from the Northern Plains: 

The Path to the Lost Shrine gets blocked off after his initial visit and returning with Grimoire Weiss and Yonah, but can instead be accessed using the rear path through the Northern Plains from that point onwards.

These Materials can be foraged in this area:

The fields are inhabited by Sheep, Goats, Lizards (found near the cliffs to Junk Heap) and the occasional Wild Boar for harvesting materials.

These Materials can be harvested in this area:

When completing the Boar Hunt Quest, NieR will gain the ability to control the Wild Boar in order to mount them and travel across the plains faster. Only resting boars are able to be controlled. 

Occasionally Shades can be found roaming the area as well, and even more so in Act II.  When Shades begin to overcome the fields, its natural inhabitant population will decrease and fewer animals will be found. The spawn rates of the Shades in the area vary according to the random weather patterns. 

These Materials are dropped from Shades in this area:



Northern Plains Quests & Major Events Walkthrough

There are no Clients for Quests that roam around in the area, but a few quests will require NieR to gather or harvest materials that can be located in the Northern Plains. 

In Act II, NieR will hear of a large Shade terrorizing the bridge in the Northern Plains, though this Shade will be hard to catch as it is said that it has a tendency to appear out of the blue and disappear very quickly. Defeating the Shade is an optional Side Quest


Northern Plains Notes & Trivia

  • The Sheep Whisperer Achievement can be completed here: Kill 100 sheep (Sheep are abundant in the first half of the game until the Shades close in, so its best to complete this Achievement early on )
  • All Aboard! Achievement can be completed here: Ride a Wild Boar for 5 minutes.



Barren Temple  ♦  Desert  ♦  Eastern Road  ♦  Emil's Manor  ♦  Facade  ♦  Forest of Myth  ♦  Junk Heap  ♦  King's Manor  ♦  Lost Shrine  ♦  Seafront  ♦  Shadowlord's Castle  ♦  Southern Plains  ♦  The Aerie  ♦  Underground Laboratory  ♦  Village  ♦  Village Library

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