Pod Programs

Pod Programs are Skills in Nier: Automata. They allow your Pods to perform special abilities. You can purchase them from the Maintenance Shops in the Bunker. With all three Pods(needs confirmation of just two), Pod Program may be charged but also has greater cool-down time. Charged version generally consist of greater AOE or three of the same attack at once. 




How to get

R010: Laser

Fires a powerful laser in the direction that the Pod is facing.

Charged: Additional laser per pod.


R020: Mirage

Analyzes all enemies in a fixed radius, allowing combatants to deliver a series of deadly slashes to all who are caught within.

Charged: Increases AOE.


R030: Hammer

Summons a mass of energy that unleashes a devastating blow upon its target.

Charged: Additional hammer per pod.


R040: Blade

Spins a Pod around the player at high speed, wreaking havoc on any enemies it touches.

Charged: Additional rotating blade per pod.


R050: Spear

Produces a mass of energy that sprouts from the ground in the shape of deadly spears.

Charged: Additional spears left and right, then all four diagonals. 


A060: P Shield

Deploys a protective barrier that blocks melee attacks.



R070: M Shield

Deploys a protective barrier that blocks projectile attacks.



A080: Wave

Generates a powerful shock wave by slamming a Pod to the ground from an elevated height.

Charged: Increases damage.

Quest reward: The Wandering Couple

A090: Wire

Fires a wire in the direction that the Pod is facing. If it hits a foe, it launches combatant right to the target for an up-close assault.

Charged: Increases range.

Quest reward: Amnesia

A100: Decoy

Creates an image of the user, drawing the attetion of foes and firing upon them with the Pod's ranged attack.

Charged: ?

Route C, The building in City Ruins where you land after the prologue

A110: Slow

Creates a field that distorts time, slowing down all enemies that enter its vicinity.

Charged: Increases AOE.

Quest reward: Data Analysis Freak 2

A120: Repair

 Emits a temporary beam capable of healing the combatants as long as they remain within its radius

Quest reward: Sorting Trouble 3

A130: Bomb

Throws a volley of small explosive charges over a set period of time. 

Charged: Additional pod launching explosives.

Quest reward: Find a Present

A140: Gravity

Unleashes a blast that sucks in any enemies in the vicinity.

Charged: Increases AOE.

Quest reward: hand over chips in "Retrieve the Confidential Intel"

A150: Volt

Restrains and shocks one neraby enemy, causing continous damage over a set period of time.

Route C: Park Ruins where you can fight the tank

A160: Missile

Allows a combatant to ride atop a Pod - with a certain degree of direction control - as it rushes forward ito the fray. 

Route C: Nearby the beginning area of the Abandoned Factory where you first fight Marx (Engel's arm) in the Prologue, on top of the crates where an android and its beeping pod lie.

A170: Scanner

 Emits ultrasonic waves to scan the surroundings in search of hidden items.

Charged: None.

Quest reward: Redheads

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