Genshin Impact Fishing System Guide

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Fishing in Genshin Impact is a simple system most players have honestly forgotten about. It was added in Version 2.1, and you only need a fishing rod, the right bait, and patience to catch all the available fish in Teyvat.

But what makes fishing worth it, aside from the need to complete your archives and collect all possible species? Here’s a guide that will get you started.

How to Unlock the Fishing System?

You must be at least AR 30 in order to access the Fishing system. First, you need to complete the Serenitea Pot quest and access the housing system; you can get this quest from Madame Ping.

If you have completed each of these prerequisites, you must speak with Katheryne in Mondstadt, who will give you the quest titled “Exploding Population.” Then, you need to go to the area outside of Mondstadt to talk to Nantuck. Speak to him and he will offer you a free fishing rod and bait. After speaking with him, you will also receive the Fruit Paste Bait recipe.

To accomplish the mission, follow him and catch both a Medaka and an Ornamental Fish. This quest will provide you 3 Hero’s Wit as well as 30,000 Mora.

List of Fish You Can Get

Peach of the Deep Waves Region: Sumeru

Bait: Sugardew Bait

True Fruit Angler Region: Sumeru

Bait: Sugardew Bait

Sandstorm Angler Region: Sumeru

Bait: Sugardew Bait

Sunset Cloud Angler Region: Sumeru

Bait: Sugardew Bait

Lazurite Axe Marlin Region: Sumeru

Bait: Sugardew Bait

Halcyon Jade Axe Marlin Region: Sumeru

Bait: Sugardew Bait

Tea-Colored Shirakodai Region: Monsdtadt

Bait: False Worm Bait

Brown Shirakodai Region: Liyue

Bait: False Worm Bait

Purple Shirakodai Region: Inazuma

Bait: False Worm Bait

Crystalfish Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru

Bait: Fruit Paste Bait

Pufferfish Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma

Bait: Fake Fly Bait

Golden Koi Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma

Bait: Fake Fly Bait

Rusty Koi Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma

Bait: Fake Fly Bait

Medaka Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru

Bait: Fruit Paste Bait

Glaze Medaka Region: Inazuma

Bait: Fruit Paste Bait

Sweet-Flower Medaka Region: Liyue

Bait: Fruit Paste Bait

Aizen Medaka Region: Mondstadt

Bait: Fruit Paste Bait

Dawncatcher Obtainable by dawn on the rainy day.

Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru

Bait: Fruit Paste Bait

Lunged Stickleback Region: Inazuma

Bait: Redrot Bait

Betta Region: Liyue (Obtainable at night)

Bait: Redrot Bait

Venomspine Fish Region: Mondstadt

Bait: Redrot Bait

Akai Maou Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru

Bait: Redrot Bait

Snowstrider Region: Dragonspine

Bait: Redrot Bait

Bitter Pufferfish Region: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma

Bait: Fake Fly Bait

Abiding Angelfish Region: Liyue (Rare Spawn)

Bait: False Worm Bait

Raimei Angelfish Region: Inazuma (Obtainable from Night to Dawn)

Bait: False Worm Bait

Divda Ray Region: Inazuma (Enkanomiya)

Bait: Fake Fly Bait

Formalo Ray Region: Inazuma (Enkanomiya)

Bait: Fake Fly Bait

 

Ornamental Fish

There are some unusual fish that are primarily utilized as decorations. These fish, called as Ornamental Fish, are ideally suited to the player’s custom-designed residential ponds in the Serenitea Pot. The game will frequently display what sort of fish the players have caught, making it simpler to detect what they’re hunting for later on.

They are, however, scarce and difficult to capture when compared to other types of fish. There is just a 10% to 15% chance of catching an ornamental fish. There will be a blue shining light in the water, signifying the presence of an Ornamental Fish. In addition, these fish will leap around frantically in comparison to normal ones.

All Fishing Bait Types

Genshin offers four bait variants, each ideal for a different species of fish. You can make as much bait as you want after getting the formula from any Fishing Association.

Fruit Paste Bait

  • Sunsettia
  • Wheat

Redrot Bait

  • Dendrobloom
  • Fowl

False Worm Bait

  • Slime Condensate
  • Berry

Fake Fly Bait

  • Horsetail
  • Sakura Bloom

Fishing Spot Locations

There are more than 20 fishing spots on Teyvat. For now, it doesn’t appear like they are exclusive to normal fish or ornamental fish, so as you approach an area, you have an equal chance of finding either.

You may scare fish away by starting a battle nearby, but it takes a lot to frighten them. you’ll need to disrupt the water’s surface before properly frightening the fish away. If you managed to scare them away, you can teleport and then return to force a respawn.

MondstadtMondstadtDragonspine

DragonspineLiyue North

Liyue NorthLiyue South

Liyue SouthInazuma

InazumaWatatsumi Island

Watatsumi IslandSeirai Island

Seirai IslandTsurumi Island

Tsurumi IslandEnkanomiya

EnkanomiyaThe Chasm

The ChasmSumeru Rainforest North

Sumeru Forest North

Sumeru Rainforest South

Sumeru Forest South

Sumeru Desert North

Sumeru Desert North

Sumeru Desert South

Sumeru Desert South

Fishing Achievements

There are currently 10 fishing achievements that you can obtain in the game. Below are the achievements you can get and how to unlock them.

  • Amateurs Hammer Nails Into Hooks: Catch a fish for the first time.
  • “Do you need a fish tank to go with that?”: Catch an Ornamental fish for the first time.
  • You Mirror’d Moon, Borken: Catch a fish that only appears at night.
  • Ding! Ding! Ding!: Catch your 100th fish.
  • “Call me Ishmael”: Catch a fish in co-op mode.
  • Fishy Motive: Purchase any fishing rod in the Fishing Association.
  • Into the Waters: Craft 20 Fishing Bait.
  • A Right Proper Angler: Discover 20 types of Fish.
  • Intermission: Catch a scattered page in the Inazuma region.
  • Stabilizer: Catch 10 Fish while staying in the Ideal Tension Zone for the whole duration.

Fishing Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on collecting all kinds of bait first. This will be important if you want your fishing journey to be smooth-sailing. Not to mention, you can get all the recipes from the same Fishing Association. You won’t need to jump from region to region!
  • Although there are fish that you can catch just by swimming in any body of water, there are designated fishing spots for these ones.
  • Make sure that you’re standing near or on the edge of the fishing location. When users press the fishing place prompt, the game takes control of the camera. Following that, the view might quickly become constricted.
  • Don’t throw the bait too near the fish. This can actually scare them away!
  • Fish can disappear if not caught. Yes, there will be an invisible timer running while you’re trying to remember what bait works on what fish.
  • The kind of fish that spawn in a fishing location is random. One location may have little fish one day and then solely yield flat fish the next. There is no discernible pattern.
  • Unlock items such as region-specific fishing rods in Fishing Associations. These fishing rods will give you better chances of catching fish.
  • Prioritize The Catch instead of the fishing rods. Players will fare better if they invest their captured fish in bait or acquire The Catch, a decent polearm that boosts the damage and critical rate of an elemental burst.

Genshin Impact’s fishing system might not be for everyone, but it’s something to keep in mind in case you want a change of pace from the never-ending farm for materials. Not only will you get items from the Fishing Associations in exchange for fish, you’d also get Ornamental Fish that can spruce up that lonely pond in your Serenitea Pot.

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