Fishing is a recurring minigame and sidequest in the series which allows the player to harvest fish. Fish tend to serve different purposes depending on the game they are featured in, and Fishing is often a form of gathering.
The first appearance in the main series, Fishing allows the player to collect fish around Vana'diel for use in Synthesis.
Fishing is conducted in the South Bank Village of the Dalmasca Estersand after completing the Cactuar Family sidequest and the story at the Draklor Laboratory. The item Lu Shang's Badge is obtained by doing the fishing sidequest, an item needed for the Wyrmhero Blade.
Fishing is conducted by the Fisher class, and allows the player to extract sea creatures from the waters of Eorzea. It gathers raw materials mostly for the Alchemist, Culinarian class. The Fishers' Guild is based in Limsa Lominsa.
Fishing will be a minigame where the player can gather food ingredients for cooking at camp sites. Different foods bestow different buffs when eaten. The player can catch fish of all sizes in bodies of water, using various different rods and lures, some rods perhaps obtained from NPCs. The fishing game minigame uses button prompts the player must input while reeling in a fish.
There will be a record of what kinds of fish have been caught. It is possible to catch fish up to one meter in length. The player can fish in lakes, but currently the minigame does not allow fishing in the sea, however the option to fish while on the boat might be added. Fishing success doesn't depend on level, but on the use the lure. The caught fish will be stocked as ingredients and items. Upon catching new fish, the party unlocks new recipes as well.
- ↑ TGS 2015: New Final Fantasy XV story beats, chocobos, fishing and more in latest ATR (Accessed: October 24, 2016) at Nova Crystallis
- ↑ All the Final Fantasy XV details from Famitsu (Accessed: October 24, 2016) at Nova Crystallis
- ↑ Final Fantasy XV Director Talks About Chocobos, Lunafreya, And Many Other Features (Accessed: October 24, 2016) at Siliconera