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Nim (Japanese: ウカ, Uka) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Nim uses the earth element, wields Knuckle Claws, and acts as a Healer in battle. She is a fox-anthropomorphic lady who carries on her back a sort of dragon with two fox heads, one with a red mane, the other with a blue mane. They are named Kit and Sunny, a play on the Japanese Kitsune.

Nim was designed by Nakaba Higurashi, the lead character designer for the Baten Kaitos series.

Personality

Nim is a cheery young woman driven by her love of nature, which she reveres above all else. She wants nothing more than to be able to communicate with all creatures including Titans, as well as protect and befriend the lifeforms across Alrest.

Appearance

Nim is a pale half-woman half-fox, with overall human stature but large white paws, a long white tail, small teal ears and a canine nose. She has teal green hair and eyelashes, and her legs merge into igneous rock structures instead of feet. She wears a dark rock-like brasserie and skirt edging, with a green leaf-like half-skirt. White fur covers her waist and grows over her shoulders like a waistcoat. Blue ether lines, red lava lines and rock-like scales appear on her bare skin. She has hazel brown eyes, a blue ether glyph on her forehead, and her core crystal also resembles a glyph.

Her companions Kit and Sunny are both slim white fox-like creatures that either sit on or stem from Nim's shoulders. They have long thin eyes, small clawed arms and flaming manes - one blue and one orange - that match the colours of their eyes. Kit and Sunny do not speak except silently to Nim.

Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest

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Nim speaking to a group of Phonex

Nim's Heart-to-heart, "Nim-Speak", takes place between Nim, her Driver, Tora and (optionally) Pandoria at the Ardainian Garrison in Temperantia. Tora excitedly brings her to see the Archelon Titan to talk to it as it should speak Ardainian, but it is unresponsive to her. This frustrates her and she assumes that something the Ardainian military has done to the Titan prevents it from speaking, although the party assure her that she likely just isn't speaking to it properly. Pandoria, who can summon the Titan Genbu, tries to show Nim how it works for her although it does not work. Nim vows that she will keep trying.

Nim's Blade Quest, A Phonex Tale, is activated upon visiting Ysheva Harbor in the Leftherian Archipelago once Nim has at least one level of her unique Field Skill Phonex Linguistics. A Phonex named Mix informs her that her brother Pex has gone missing, having gone out to raise an army to fight a demon that plagues the Isles, and Nim volunteers to go out and help find him. To do this she must find other Phonex villages and bribe the residents with fish so that they will trust her as a non-Phonex. Upon reaching the village in the Aegishammer, Nim discovers that Pex has been taken by the Vacillus Antol to be eaten. Nim goes to the Antol and attempts to reason with it, managing successfully to communicate with it, although it insists that it shall eat its Phonex captives and Nim, with the party, fights and kills it. Pex insists that he has found the hero that he was searching for in Nim, and she agrees to challenge the Demon Mamongath for the Phonex. Upon defeating it the Phonex welcome her as a legendary hero, and Nim settles down to talk excitedly to them about her adventure.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Fierce Healer - Shoot out your own ether as a shockwave.
  • Lv. 2 - Wild Grappler - Rush in wielding a weapon of concentrated ether.
  • Lv. 3 - Organic Automata - Kit and Sunny emit a laser beam.
  • Lv. 4 - Earth Priestess - After a series of attacks, hit the enemy with a high power laser shot.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • Restorative Fusion - Restores party's HP on starting Fusion Combo. Effect improves on difficulty
  • Synthesis Lore - Boosts Fusion Combo effect by 50%
  • Wild Familiars - Increase damage dealt to beasts by 80%

Field Skills

  • Earth Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Ichthyology - Lv. 3
  • Phonex Linguistics - Lv. 3 (Skill exclusive for Nim)

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 100 "You love Mother Nature, right? So do I! We can be friends."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain Increase Trust 1,300 "You wanna help me keep Nature safe?"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 3,800 "We're both Nature-lovers! That makes me feel warm inside."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 9,800 "I like you about as much as I do Mother Nature!"
Blade Special Fierce Healer 1 1 When landing a hit, restores 30% of damage dealt to the whole party
2 2 When landing a hit, restores 35% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Fierce Healer 10 "I, Nim, have gotten stronger! I hope I get to show you soon."
3 3 When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 7 "You're no spring chicken, either! I'll follow in your footsteps."
4 4 When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Fierce Healer 12 "You haven't seen anything yet!"
5 5 When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party Defeat Haywire Phoebus at the World Tree 1 "Haywire Phoebus, you are a foe to Nature! Our meeting has been fated. Prepare yourself!"
Wild Grappler 1 1 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit with a 60% chance to spawn 2
2 2 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit with a 70% chance to spawn 2 Use Wild Grappler 7 "How'd you like my skills? Coming along nicely, wouldn't you say?"
3 3 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit with a 80% chance to spawn 2 Defeat a Lindwurm Sollmeyer in Leftheria 4 "I'll never forgive those who disrespect Mother Nature!"
4 4 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit with a 90% chance to spawn 2 Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 10 "I'm Nim! I'm not some nimcompoop! Ugh, sorry, I know how that sounded..."
5 5 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit with a 100% chance to spawn 2 Use Wild Grappler 10 "I am a force to be reckoned with! ...Ow, no, Kit, stop it, that's my ear! Sorry, they get overexcited..."
Organic Automata 1 1 When landing a hit, restores 30% of damage dealt to the whole party
2 2 When landing a hit, restores 35% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Organic Automata 5 "My skills are getting better and better! It makes me feel great, too."
3 3 When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party Defeat a Uluran Grady in Leftheria 5 "That was a tasty-looking enemy! Oh, you're saying I can eat it...? U-uh, no, I, I'm not hungry. Thank you though!"
4 4 When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party Defeat mechanical enemies such as Dajan Sovereigns in the Land of Morytha (Excludes unique monsters) 5 "Mother Nature's enemies are my enemies, too. Get ready to take your lumps!"
5 5 When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party Defeat Peerless Beaufort in Leftheria 1 "I guess I wasn't a great training partner back there, huh...? A-ah, no, I'm not getting down on myself, I swear!"
Battle Skill Restorative Fusion 1 1 Restores party's HP on starting Fusion Combo. Effect improves with difficulty
2 2 Restores party's HP on starting Fusion Combo. Effect improves with difficulty Engage in combat 10 "Like Mother Nature's children, I'm growing too!"
3 3 Restores party's HP on starting Fusion Combo. Effect improves with difficulty Use Nim's favorite pouch items (Seafood category) 4 "You liked that, Sunny? Oh, you did? Well that's really great! I'm glad..."
4 4 Restores party's HP on starting Fusion Combo. Effect improves with difficulty Engage in combat 12 "Please feel free to use my strength! H-hey, Sunny, stop tickling me! Gahaha! Haaa... Unruly little critters..."
5 5 Restores party's HP on starting Fusion Combo. Effect improves with difficulty Engage in combat 12 "Nim's your number one supporter! I won't let you down."
Synthesis Lore 1 1 Boosts Fusion Combo effect by 25%
2 2 Boosts Fusion Combo effect by 30% Perform a Blade Combo 5 "The ground will rise to punish you! You better be ready."
3 3 Boosts Fusion Combo effect by 35% Perform a Blade Combo 7 "I'm Nim, this is Kit, and that's Suuny. You'd best remember that!"
4 4 Boosts Fusion Combo effect by 40% Speak to Nim at the inn in Argentum, then view the Heart-to-Heart "Nim-Speak", in Temperantia "It didn't work this time, either... I just want to talk to animals! Why's it have to be so hard...?"
5 5 Boosts Fusion Combo effect by 50% Perform a Blade Combo finisher 3 "That's the power of Mother Nature! Like any mother, she can be scary..."
Wild Familiars 1 1 Increases damage dealt to beasts by 40% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 2 "I've become more powerful!"
2 2 Increases damage dealt to beasts by 50% Defeat a Mailoo Garaffa in Uraya 4 "So it didn't understand me after all... Oh well, I'll just have to keep trying."
3 3 Increases damage dealt to beasts by 60% Defeat an Olphen Jagron in Leftheria 4 "I'm tired of my fists doing all the talking! Why can't we talk with, like, our mouths?"
4 4 Increases damage dealt to beasts by 70% Defeat animal enemies such as Dusky Riik at Spirit Crucible Elpys (Excludes unique monsters) 32,000 "Really, it's that all over again... Look, it's fine, let's just talk it out!"
5 5 Increases damage dealt to beasts by 80% Defeat a Riveral Ansel at the World Tree 5 "No, no, I understand. Still, it came to that... One day it'll work, I know it!"
Field Skill Earth Mastery 1 1 The Power of an Earth Blade.
2 3 Defeat a Vallum Ageshu in Temperantia 5 "It's Mother Nature's power! And it suits me to a T."
3 4 Defeat a Goldol Anlood at the Cliffs of Morytha 4 "I'll be even more helpful from now on!"
Ichthyology 1 1 Knowledge related to fish
2 3 Collect fish 25 "Sunny's a big eater, so this skill will definitely come in handy."
3 4 Collect fish 27 "More expertise? Awesome. Sunny's over the moon, too."
Phonex Linguistics 1 1 The power to speak with Phonexes. Skill exclusive to Nim
2 3 Go to Fonsett Village in Leftheria and start the quest "A Phonex Tale" "Leave it to Nim! I'll get everyone safe for sure."
3 4 Go to Leftheria and complete the quest "A Phonex Tale" 4 "Me, a... A hero...? Teheheh. That sounds... Embarrassing...but in a good way?"

Etymology

  • Nim's Japanese name likely is derived from Ukanomitama, a Shinto deity associated with food and agriculture.
  • Her merc group title, Dandy Lions, references a common flower (the [[wikipedia:Taraxacum|dandelion) as well as being an animal pun (lions).

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