trophy listings telling us they exist, we knew there was one hidden boss in
each of Gravity Rush’s three Rift Plane levels. But that’s about all the game
tells you. Below we’ve detailed where to find each of the rare Nevi and how to
If you can’t
defeat one of these baddies when you first visit their Rift Plane, don’t worry.
You may need to do some leveling up before you pose a real threat. Rift Planes
can be revisited at any time after chapter 17 by speaking to Gade, who will
then be a permanent fixture right outside Kat’s pipe house.
three of Kat’s special attacks (Spiraling Claw, Gravity Typhoon, and Micro
Black Hole) are useless against these rare boss Nevi.
Rift Plane: The Ruins
Location: From the first flower, look
for the massive tower in the distance. Fall to the very bottom of that tower
(if you’re going out of bounds, try staying closer to the tower as you descend),
where on the underside you’ll find a hole. Enter here to find the rare Nevi.
This Nevi is
small but fierce. From a distance, it will launch a wide spread of small
fireballs at you. Up close, it’s tentacle will smack you down for some serious
damage. The key to winning lies in your bread and butter kick combo.
Our method: Land near the Nevi, wait
for it to telegraph its single melee attack, evade, then follow up with the
kick combo. It takes a while, but as long as you’re watching out for that
sweeping tendril, you should be safe. You don’t even need to leave the ground.
Rift Plane: The Inferno
Location: Once you reach the second
flower, drop down below the platform it’s on and look for a rail leading into a
to be a hit-and-run battle. Gravity Kick a weak point, then retreat to a safe
distance, whether that be near the lava wall or inside the entrance tunnel. If
you stay too close to the boss, he’ll unleash an area of effect attack. If you
hover in the airspace surrounding him, he’ll unleash a stretchy punch for heavy
damage. If you can avoid that punch, he’ll be stuck in a recovery state for
several seconds, giving you an opening to attack.
Our method: Start by standing in the
entrance tunnel and suspend Kat. Aim the gravity reticule just to the right of
the Nevi, then fly past him. When his punch whiffs, get one good gravity kick
in (if you’re feeling gutsy, two) and retreat back to the tunnel. Repeat, going
back to the flower for health when/if needed.
Rift Plane: The Mirage
Location: From next to the third flower,
look off to your right. You should spot an orange orb floating out in space.
Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice four beams sticking out of it. When you
get close enough to this object, the boss will appear.
time you enter The Mirage, you’ll be severely handicapped. We highly recommend
returning here to challenge to boss when you’re at full strength.
fight takes place off the ground, so make sure your gravity meter stats are
high and Gravity Kick is leveled up. The Nevi’s only attack is a series of
about 10 red homing projectiles, fired in quick succession. Because of that,
you’ll probably want to avoid flying straight towards the Nevi. Instead, try
circling around it, waiting for the small break it takes between the series of
shots. This is your chance to strike.
forget your air evade. This can save you if your flight path is off. If you
take too much damage, return to the flower and grab some health.
just above the Nevi, attacking only when it pauses between volleys. We also had
success flying from a medium distance straight towards the Nevi, evading the
fireballs until they stopped, then using the gravity kick. You need a high
level of evade for that method to work, however.