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FFXV-Fishing

Noctis catches a fish.

I was hoping to see something epic. A mortal battle between man and fish.
—Prompto

Fishing (釣り, Tsuri?) is a minigame in Final Fantasy XV where the player can gather food ingredients for cooking at camp sites and prize fish that cannot be eaten. The player can catch fish of all sizes in bodies of water, using various different rods and lures. Upon catching new fish, the party can unlock new recipes. Fishing is an optional pastime, but some quests require one to fish.

MechanicsEdit

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A yellow marker denotes a fish in that spot.

How to fishEdit

The fishing game minigame uses button prompts the player must input while reeling in a fish. The fish that appear yellow on the radar are the ones that can be cooked at camp. Quitting fishing and restarting has the fish respawn, so the player can keep trying for the specific fish they want. Sometimes the fish makes splashes on the surface of the water to tip the player to an especially good spot to cast their line.

Fishing requires the player be in possession of at least one usable fishing line and lure. Both lines and lures can be purchased at shops, including tackle shops located near select fishing holes. As Noctis's fishing skill increases, both the speed at which lines deteriorate and the cost of lures decrease. Noctis can acquire new fishing rods and reels, boosting what are classified as his fishing offense and defense.

To start fishing, the player must find a fishing spot in a body of water. They become marked on the map after discovered, and the player can also learn about them beforehand from tipsters and from fishing magazines found lying around in the world. Some fishing spots have signs that say what kind of fish can be caught there, although these tend to not be fully comprehensive. Fishing at different times of day may yield different fish. The player can't fish with Aranea in the party, or in Chapter 14.

When the player begins to fish, Noctis summons a rod to his hand. Entering the menu at this point lets the player choose their fishing equipment.

The player uses the action button to cast the line and the right shoulder button to reel the line. To get the fish to bite one must use a lure, and specific lures work for specific fish; if the player uses an incompatible lure, the fish will simply ignore it. When the lure is near a fish a red bar appears to the top of the screen and a sound cue will play, same as for initiating a battle on the field. The fish pulling on the line wears it down and if it snaps and the fish gets away, the player will lose their lure. The line wear is depicted as a numerical value, and the player should replace their line from the equipment menu when it wears thin.

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Fish jumping.

The player must follow the button prompts that appear on-screen to reel in the fish. The player should not reel when there is no tension on the line that makes the gauge go red, and when there is tension to push the analog stick to the direction the screen prompts to relieve it. At times fish jump out of the water with a button prompt to follow, which lets Noctis reel his catch a little closer.

There is a record of what kinds of fish have been caught. It is possible to catch fish up to one meter in length.

TipsEdit

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A good strategy is to not look at the strength of the line or the progress gauge at the top, as once a fish has been hooked the player is committed to catching it. Instead, the player can watch the fish to anticipate its movement, and move the rod the same way the fish is moving. If a fish is far away, the player can use its wake to determine movement. The camera always moves in the same direction as the fish and can thus also be easier to observe.

It can be a good idea to not reel when the fish is changing direction rapidly, and only reel when it is moving consistently in one direction. When the water splashes and the controller is vibrating, the fish is struggling. Reeling is much more effective when the fish doesn't struggle, and for the big fish it is advised to not reel when they struggle as it creates tension on the line. Tapping the reel button once, rather than holding, when the fish struggles, doesn't deplete from the line strength, but can slightly advance the progress bar at the top. For catching the big fish, repeatedly tapping the reel button rather than holding tends to work better to avoid wearing down the line.

The Booster Pack +, which is included in the season pass, contains the second most powerful fishing rod and reel, making it easier to fish and level up Noctis's fishing skills. This can enable the player to get fishes that yield tremendous status boosts early in the game to gain a huge advantage and level up efficiently as well as leveling Ignis's cooking skills from cooking complex dishes.

Skill levelEdit

The player can level up Noctis's fishing skill via fishing; the fishing experience is added when resting at camp or at lodgings, the same as for EXP. The bonus at each level up will improve the player's chances of catching bigger fish, which in turn improves the chances of getting big AP bonuses from fishing once unlocked in the Ascension. Fishing level carries over when using chapter select.

Level 1: No Bonus
Level 2: Fishing line wears down 25% slower when fish struggle
Level 3: Tackle shops offer a 10% discount
Level 4: Chances of hooking a fish increased by 25%
Level 5: Catch fish up 31.5 inches
Level 6: Tackle shops offer a 30% discount
Level 7: Fishing line wears down 50% slower when fish struggle
Level 8: Chances of hooking a fish increased by 50%
Level 9: Tackle shops offer a 50% discount
Level 10: Catch fish up to 59 inches

Improving fishing level for the first time earns the Angling Rookie achievement/trophy. Maxing it out earns Angling Expert.

Ascension GridEdit

The Exploration grid provides boosts for the fishing minigame.

18
Angler Action
Crystarium Branch 2
333
Reel Experience
84
Item Angler
Crystarium Branch 2
99
Sportfishing
555
Expert Item Angler
Name Effect
Angler Action Gain 1 AP from catching a fish.
Item Angler Double items gained from fishing.
Expert Item Angler Triple items gained from fishing.
Reel Experience Gain EXP for catching fish (each species has its own value).
Sportfishing Gain extra AP for catching big fish (each species has its own value).

Victory scenesEdit

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Noctis catches a small fish.

Upon making the landing, there are four different victory scenes depending on the fish caught:

  • For a small catch, Noctis reels in the fish and hoists it up. The team expresses disappointment for such a small or unappealing catch.
  • For a general catch, Noctis reels in the fish and hoists it up. The team compliments Noctis's catch.
  • For a large catch, Noctis reels in the fish, but kneels over, puts his rod aside and uses both hands to hoist up the catch. The team comes over, and celebrates Noctis's catch.
  • For exceptionally huge catches, Noctis looks over in excitement, and summons Gladiolus to handle the catch, who dives on into the waters to subdue the fish.
    • For the Murk Grouper, the same will happen with the addition of the rest of the team huddles over, Ignis looks over the dock, before Prompto playfully pushes him in to follow through and Noctis playfully kicks Prompto into the water. As the team stands in the shallows, they all hoist up the fish. Prompto pulls out his camera, and the group poses with the catch in celebration for a photo. This will go down in the player's photo gallery for the day.

List of fishEdit

There are 100 different fish in the game, but 5 of those fish have small and large variants. This does not alter the appearance of the fish but does change the values for stamina, power, SP, EXP and AP.

List of luresEdit

There are 48 lures in the game.

List of fishing spotsEdit

Vannath Coast

Giant Trevally, Galdin Trevally, Murk Grouper, Glowing Barrelfish, Reef Trevally, Dread Grouper

Galdin Shoals
Added in v1.02
To the east of Galdin Quay

Copper Allural Sea Bass, Allural Sea Bass, Crimson Trevally, Rock Barramundi, Black Barrelfish, Cygillan Grouper

Crestholm Reservoir

Horned Bluegill, Lucian Catfish, Alstor Bass, Golden Catfish, Duscaen Dace, Lucian Carp, Dawn Lucian Carp

Neeglyss Towerfront
Added in v1.02
On the northern shore of Alstor Lake

Horned Bluegill, Shorthorn Bluegill, Alstor Bass, Dank Barramundi, Crag Barramundi, Lucian Catfish

Neeglyss Pond

Horned Bluegill, Shorthorn Bluegill, Lucian Catfish, Alstor Bass, Crag Barramundi, King Catfish

Swainsmere

Horned Bluegill, Shorthorn Bluegill, Lucian Catfish, Alstor Bass (large version at night), Crag Barramundi, King Catfish

Malacchi Pond

Alstor Bass, Lucian Catfish, Horned Bluegill, Chipped Bluegill, Spiked Alstor Bass, Mud Dace

Forgotten Pool

Shorthorn Bluegill, Chipped Bluegill, Hookhorn Bluegill, Specular Dace, Rainbow Trout, Lambent Trout, Spotted Catfish

Saxham Reservoir
Added in v1.02
To the southwest of the Disc of Cauthess

Lucian Carp, Bronze Lucian Carp, Gold Lucian Carp, Silver Lucian Carp, Sunny Lucian Carp, Cloudy Lucian Carp, Marble Lucian Carp, Amber Lucian Carp, Sunrise Lucian Carp, Dusk Lucian Carp, Regal Dace, Duscaen Dace, Snakehead, Spotted Catfish

The Archaean's Mirror
Added in v1.02
To the southeast of the Cauthess Rest Area

Hookhorn Bluegill, Alstor Bass, Redeye Bass (rainy weather), Dank Barramundi, Striped Catfish (at night, with rainy weather), Grim Catfish

Daurell Spring

Snakehead, Garnet Snakehead, Jade Snakehead (rainy weather), Spiked Alstor Bass (dusk), Alstor Bass (large version with rainy weather), Phoenix Bass, Pink Jade Gar, Redeye Bass, Striped Catfish

Daurell Stills
Added in v1.02
Inside Daurell Cavern

Cave Dace, Bizarre Barramundi, Lurking Catfish, Opal Snakehead

River Wennath

Cherrycomb Trout, Rainbow Trout, Callatein Brook Trout, Chrome Rainbow Trout, Argus Salmon, Sandy Dace

Rachsia Bridge

Chipped Bluegill, Zipper Barramundi, Alstor Bass (large version with rainy weather), Nebula Salmon, Wennath Salmon, Pale Dace, Wennath Dace

The Maidenwater

Rainbow Trout, Cleigne Brown Trout, Maiden Brook Trout, Nebula Salmon, Great Nebula Salmon, River Dace

Caem Shore

Striped Barramundi, Tide Grouper, Dark Allural Sea Bass, Black Barrelfish, Copper Allural Sea Bass, Cygillan Grouper

The Vesperpool – East Bank

Glimmering Bluegill, Lotus Bluegill, Phoenix Bass, Crag Barramundi, Golden Catfish, Sapphire Snakehead, Jade Snakehead, Vesper Gar, Noble Arapaima

The Vesperpool – West Bank

Glimmering Bluegill, Fan Bluegill, Panther Bass, Golden Catfish, Garnet Snakehead, Sapphire Snakehead, Vesper Gar

The Vesperpool – North Bank
Added in v1.02
To the north of the East Bank

Lotus Bluegill, Butterfly Bluegill, Fan Bluegill, Risorath Peacock Bass, Vesper Dace, Regal Arapaima, Giant Catfish

The Vesperpool – Cape
Added in v1.02
To the northwest of the West Bank

Panther Bass, Mighty Barramundi, Vesper Dace, Coeurl Dace, Barbaric Gar, Giant Catfish

The Vesperpool – Islet
Added in v1.02
To the north of the West Bank

King Trout, Leopard Trout, Spotted Devil Gar, Sunset Lucian Carp, Vesper Barramundi

Myrlwood Falls

Cleigne Brown Trout, Platinum Myrltrout, Maiden Brook Trout, Cascade Dace, Chrome Rainbow Trout, Lambent Trout, Morion Trout

Gondola Marina

Cygillan Sea Bass, Lucinian Sea Bass, Red Barrelfish, Tide Grouper, Scorpion Grouper (all species available at night)

Furgola Canal
Added in v1.02
Northeast of Ministerial Quarter Station

Coral Allural Sea Bass, Cygillan Sea Bass (all species available at night)

San Elio Plaza
Added in v1.02
Southeast of Port Station

Pigeon Grouper, Coral Allural Sea Bass, Lucinian Sea Bass

List of tackle shopsEdit

Bob's Bait Emporium – Galdin Quay
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Poppeck: Chocobo 25
Poppeck: White Chocobo 25
Poppeck: Red Chocobo 25
Sweet Jamming: Custard 25
Sweet Jamming: Flan 25
Sweet Jamming: Mousse 25
Bomber: Bomb 25
Bomber: Ice Bomb 25
Bomber: Thunder Bomb 25
Dory of the Deep – Daurell Spring
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Burrower: Mad Pink Sandworm 100
Burrower: Green Sandworm 100
Burrower: Abyss Worm 100
Whiskers: Pearly Moogle 25
Whiskers: Crystal 25
Whiskers: Chocolate 25
Fatal Roulette: Ahriman 25
Fatal Roulette: Floating Eye 25
Fatal Roulette: Bloody Eye 25
Hell Blaster 1,500
Acubens 2,250
Tabby's Tackle Shop – Rachsia Bridge
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Deadly Waters: Sahagin 100
Deadly Waters: Coraldevil 100
Deadly Waters: Seadevil 100
Hot Breather: Red Dragon 25
Hot Breather: Green Dragon 25
Hot Breather: Blue Dragon 25
Jumbo Tusk: Garula 25
Jumbo Tusk: Green Garula 25
Jumbo Tusk: Garulessa 25
Butterfly Edge 3,500
Galatea 3,400
Bert's Bobbers 'n' Stuff – The Vesperpool – East Bank
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Dragon’s Beard 250
Stinker: Malboro 100
Stinker: Malbodoom 100
Stinker: Great Malboro 100
Giant Needle: 10,000 Gigantuar 100
Giant Needle: 10,000 Metal Gigantuar 100
Giant Needle: 10,000 Gold Gigantuar 100
Burrower: Mad Pink Sandworm 100
Burrower: Green Sandworm 100
Burrower: Abyss Sandworm 100
Death Spin 6,000
Nereid 4,800
The Fisherman's Friend - The Archaeon's Mirror
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Dragon’s Beard 250
Bomber: Bomb 25
Bomber: Ice Bomb 25
Bomber: Thunder Bomb 25
Needle 1,000: Cactuar 25
Needle 1,000: Metal Cactuar 25
Needle 1,000: Gold Cactuar 25
The Fisherman's Friend – Saxham Reservoir
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Whiskers: Pearly Moogle 25
Whiskers: Crystal 25
Whiskers: Chocolate 25
Fatal Roulette: Ahriman 25
Fatal Roulette: Floating Eye 25
Fatal Roulette: Bloody Eye 25
Burrower: Mad Pink Sandworm 100
Burrower: Green Sandworm 100
Burrower: Abyss Sandworm 100
The Fisherman's Friend – The Maidenwater
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Whiskers: Pearly Moogle 25
Whiskers: Crystal 25
Whiskers: Chocolate 25
Fatal Roulette: Ahriman 25
Fatal Roulette: Floating Eye 25
Fatal Roulette: Bloody Eye 25
Burrower: Mad Pink Sandworm 100
Burrower: Green Sandworm 100
Burrower: Abyss Sandworm 100
The Fisherman's Friend – The Vesperpool - Islet
Item Cost
Spider Silk 15
Super Baleen 50
Dragon’s Beard 250
Deadly Waters: Sahagin 100
Deadly Waters: Coraldevil 100
Deadly Waters: Seadevil 100
Hot Breather: Red Dragon 25
Hot Breather: Green Dragon 25
Hot Breather: Blue Dragon 25
Jumbo Tusk: Garula 100
Jumbo Tusk: Green Garula 100
Jumbo Tusk: Garulessa 100

There are also general stores at various locations that sell leisure goods.

Mini-Mart – Coernix Station (Alstor)
Item Cost
Spider Silk 30
Sweet Jamming: Custard 50
Sweet Jamming: Flan 50
Sweet Jamming: Mousse 50
Bomber: Bomb 50
Bomber: Ice Bomb 50
Bomber: Thunder Bomb 50
Mini-Mart – Coernix Station (Cauthess)
Item Cost
Spider Silk 30
Needle 1,000: Cactuar 50
Needle 1,000: Metal Cactuar 50
Needle 1,000: Gold Cactuar 50
Mini-Mart – Coernix Station Lestallum
Item Cost
Spider Silk 30
Super Baleen 100
Jumbo Tusk: Garula 200
Jumbo Tusk: Green Garula 200
Jumbo Tusk: Garulessa 200
Burrower: Mad Pink Sandworm 200
Burrower: Green Sandworm 200
Burrower: Abyss Sandworm 200
Mini-Mart – Burbost Souvenir Emporium
Item Cost
Spider Silk 30
Super Baleen 100
Dragon’s Beard 500
Hot Breather: Red Dragon 50
Hot Breather: Green Dragon 50
Hot Breather: Blue Dragon 50
Whiskers: Pearly Moogle 50
Whiskers: Crystal 50
Whiskers: Chocolate 50
JM Market – Cape Caem
Item Cost
Spider Silk 30
Super Baleen 100
Deadly Waters: Sahagin 200
Deadly Waters: Coraldevil 200
Deadly Waters: Seadevil 200
JM Market - Altissia
Item Cost
Spider Silk 30
Super Baleen 100
Dragon’s Beard 500
Stormer: Focalor 200
Stormer: Purple Berry Focalor 200
Stormer: Chert Focalor 200
Invincible Iron Giant 200
Gemlight: Caster Carbuncle 3,000

Fishing questsEdit

Navyth's questsEdit

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Navyth.

Navyth is a fisherman who travels around the Leide, Duscae and Cleigne region, who gives quests for Noctis to catch particular fish. The fish he requests for can be caught from the fishing spot at which the quest is given, but the player can also catch the fish elsewhere if they wish. If the player has already caught the requested fish, it can be presented to Navyth to complete the quest immediately after accepting it.

NameLocationUnlockReward
Fishing, NaturallyCleigneComplete "Fishing Buddies"2,000 EXP, Butterfly Edge x1
Fishing BuddiesDuscaeReach Chapter 031,500 EXP, Knife T. Tonberry x1
Angler's NightmareDuscaeComplete "Navyth's Challenge"5,000 EXP, Tranquility x1

Liege of the LakeEdit

If the player camps near Vesperpool with a full party, Gladiolus will want to go fishing for the legendary Liege of the Lake. The tour is completed once the player catches the Liege; quitting fishing puts them back at camp, but the tour can be restarted at any time by camping at the same haven again. It is possible to catch the Liege outside of the tour when fishing at the same spot.

The "Liege of the Lake" is one of the toughest fish to catch. It is not marked on the radar and lurks in the top left corner of the fishing area. It can be caught with the 10,000 Needles Gold Cactuar lure that can be bought at the shop at the same fishing spot. It is best to use the best fishing line, an upgraded rod and reel, and to have Fishing Level 7 or above. Catching the fish yields the Big Blaze Bahamut lure, which is special as it will return even if the line snaps.

NameLocationUnlockReward
Liege of the LakeCleigneCamp in Capitis Haven20 AP

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XVEdit

Monster of the Deep logo

On June 12, 2017, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV was announced as a PlayStation VR exclusive. It provides an enhanced version of the fishing minigame in virtual reality. It is scheduled to release in September 2017.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Noctis's love for fishing was developed after his appearance in Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo, when the developers were still amid an effort to humanize and flesh out the party.[2]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

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"Gone Fishin'"


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