If you’ve been struggling to figure out how to find the King of the Southern Plains in Nier Replicant, rest assured that you are not alone. You can only do this quest under very specific circumstances, and even then it will only have a chance to appear based on the HGC.
Fortunately, we were able to make it appear after testing various techniques. Below you will find detailed information on how to increase your chances of finding this secret enemy and how to make him appear faster.
How to find the king of the southern plains in Nier Replicant
Like the shadow of the Northern Bridge in the side quest A Bridge in Peril, the shadow of the King of the Southern Plains in Nier Replicant can be lured by changing the weather and defeating certain enemies.
How to Find the King of the Southern Plains in Nier Replicant
As for the weather, you need to make it cloudy while you explore the Southern Plains. You can do this by entering and exiting the area through different entrances. For example: if you enter through the south gate of the village and it is sunny, you need to leave the area through the Quay entrance. Once you enter Seaside Quay, turn around and return to South Plains.
Rinse and repeat this process, and eventually the weather should change to overcast.
As for the enemies you will want to kill, the armored foes in the small open area in front of Seafront are your target. This is the same area where the King eventually appears, and for whatever reason, he appeared more often for us after we started cleaning up those shadows every time we entered the area.
Both of these activities are rather monotonous, but they are not the least bit difficult. Be patient, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to get the king to show up without wasting too much time.
I hope this helped you understand how to find the king of the southern plains in Nier Replicant.