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Nier Replicant guide: Mouse tails and lizard tails locations

Complete “The Ballad of the Twins” side quest

Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... guide: Where to find mouse and lizard tails Image: Toylogic/Square Enix via Polygon

One of Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…’s side quests, “The Ballad of the Twins,” requires you to find mouse tails and lizard tails. These are rare and hard-to-find items and are a bit of a pain to collect.

In this Nier Replicant remake guide, we’ll walk you through “The Ballad of the Twins” quest and provide maps for where you’ll be able to collect mouse and lizard tails.

Nier Replicant The Ballad of the Twins quest

To start this quest, speak to the villager in the middle of the Village’s Tavern. He’ll ask you to speak to both Devola and Popola.

Speak to Devola on the right side of the Tavern, and then go talk to Popola inside her office in the Library.

Popola will ask you for a drink from the Tavern in Seafront. You’ll find the Tavern at the southern end of Seafront’s main road — there’s a wine glass and pitcher (ewer?) on the sign. The Tavern Keeper there will tell you they need five lizard tails and five mouse tails to make the drink.


Lizard tail locations

Nier Replicant guide: Mouse tails and lizard tails locations
Lizard tail locations.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Toylogic/Square Enix via Polygon

You’ll find lizards running around on the ground in the Northern Plains. Catch them to collect lizard tails. We found three locations — shown on the map above — where we could usually find them. Leaving the area and returning will get them to respawn.

Mouse tail locations

Nier Replicant guide: Mouse tails and lizard tails locations
Mouse tail locations.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Toylogic/Square Enix via Polygon

Similarly, you’ll find mice running around Junk Heap: Outside in the Nier Replicant remaster. Catch them to collect mouse tails. There are only two — their locations are marked on the map above. Leaving the area and returning will get them to respawn.


Return to the Tavern Keeper in Seafront once you’ve collected the ingredients. He’ll send you back to Popola. Talk to her in her Library office in the Village.

You’ll fast-forward to the Tavern and get a special performance as your reward.