Fish

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Fish
Hyrulebass.png
Hyrule Bass from Twilight Princess
Game(s) A Link to the Past
Link's Awakening
Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Twilight Princess
Phantom Hourglass
Spirit Tracks
Cost(s) 200 RupeesTriforce piece.png
Use(s) Obtain Hearts or Heart Containers
Sell to the Beggar (OoT)
Opens Jabu-Jabu's Belly (OoT)

Fish encompass a group of enemies, animals, and collectibles in various games of The Legend of Zelda series. They are prominent in Fishing minigames.

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Appearances

A Link to the Past

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In A Link to the Past, Fish can be captured when the water is drained out of the small pond in the Great Swamp in the Light World. If this Fish is thrown back into the water, it will thank Link and give him some Rupees.[1] However, the hero can also carry the Fish to the Street Merchant in Kakariko Village in exchange for 21 Rupees, 10 Arrows, 8 Bombs and, a Magic Jar.[2]

Link's Awakening

See also: Fishing in Link's Awakening
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In Link's Awakening, Fish can be caught in a Fishing minigame in Mabe Village. The Fish come in two sizes, where big ones are called "lunkers" and little ones "runts."[3][4] One of the lunkers gives Link a Piece of Heart.

Link also encounters several Fish enemies in Link's Awakening, including Piranhas, Cheep-Cheeps, and the Angler Fish.

Ocarina of Time

See also: Fishing in Ocarina of Time
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In Ocarina of Time, small Fish can be captured in Bottles, and are needed to gain entrance to Lord Jabu-Jabu's belly. Fish can be scooped into a Bottle in Zora's Domain, or alternately bought at the Medicine Shop or the Zora Shop for 200 Rupees. Bottled Fish can also be sold to the Beggar for 100 Rupees.

A Fishing minigame can also be played in the Fishing Pond in Lake Hylia. Link can obtain various prizes for catching a record-size Fish and showing it to the pond owner.

Catchable Fish in Ocarina of Time

Image Name Notes
Hyrulebassoot.png Hyrule Bass The biggest Hyrule Bass can always be found next to the log on the western part of the pond.
OoT Hylian Loach.png Hyrule Loach Can only be caught when located below the Lily Pads.

Majora's Mask

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Just like in Ocarina of Time, Fish in Majora's Mask can also be captured in Bottles, and may be sold to the Curiosity Shop. Two carnivorous Fish can also be found in the Marine Research Laboratory. Link can feed these carnivorous Fish with other small Fish he has bottled. Eventually, one of the two will grow big enough to eat the other, rewarding Link with a Piece of Heart. Seahorses can also be found in the Great Bay, and are regarded as a rare species by some.

In Majora's Mask 3D, two Fishing Holes were added. These include the Swamp Fishing Hole on the Road to Southern Swamp, and the Ocean Fishing Hole in the Zora Cape. Link can wear various Masks and play certain songs to attract certain species of Fish. 12 different species of Fish can be caught in each Fishing Hole.

Catchable Fish in the Swamp Fishing Hole

Image Name Days Time Lure Notes
MM3D Ancient Fish.png Ancient Fish All All Sinking Appears in the north portion, close to the cave. Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Gibdo Mask.
MM3D Colossal Catfish.png Colossal Catfish Final All Sinking Appears at the base of the stone pillar only after doing a ground pound on the pillar as Goron Link.
MM3D Cuccofish.png Cuccofish First and Final All Standard Vulnerable to catch after marching while wearing the Bremen Mask.
MM3D Ferocious Pirarucu.png Ferocious Pirarucu All All Both Vulnerable when reeling a smaller fish.
MM3D Fragrant Reekfish.png Fragrant Reekfish All All Standard Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Mask of Scents.
MM3D Groovy Carp.png Groovy Carp All All Sinking Appears in the north portion, below the vegetation.
MM3D Lord Chapu-Chapu.png Lord Chapu-Chapu All All Sinking Appears in the north portion, close to the cave. Vulnerable when reeling a smaller fish.
MM3D Mooranha.png Mooranha All All Standard Vulnerable to catch when wearing Romani's Mask.
MM3D Postal Salmon.png Postal Salmon First and Second 6 AM to 9 PM Sinking Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Postman's Hat.
MM3D Sweet Ranchfish.png Sweet Ranchfish All 6 AM to 3 PM Standard Appears in the side pond to the west. Vulnerable to catch after playing "Epona's Song."
MM3D Termina Bass.png Termina Bass All All Both
MM3D Termina Loach.png Termina Loach All All Both Appears around the stone pillar. Can be caught with the Sinking Lure on the First and Final Days or with the Standard Lure on the Second Day.

Catchable Fish in the Ocean Fishing Hole

Image Name Days Time Lure Notes
MM3D Ambrosial Amberjack.png Ambrosial Amberjack All All Sinking Appears in the north portion, close to the open sea.
MM3D Bashful Angler.png Bashful Angler All All Sinking Appears close to the sunken ships. Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Stone Mask.
MM3D Dancing Sea Bream.png Dancing Sea Bream All 6 AM to 6 PM Standard Vulnerable to catch after dancing while wearing Kamaro's Mask.
MM3D Fairy Fish.png Fairy Fish All All Sinking Appears in the area with the six platforms. Vulnerable to catch while wearing the Great Fairy Mask.
MM3D Goodta Goby.png Goodta Goby All All Both Appears close to the shore.
MM3D Grand Swordfish.png Grand Swordfish All All Standard Appears in the area with the six platforms. Can only be reeled in as Goron Link or as the Fierce Deity.
MM3D Great Fairy Fish.png Great Fairy Fish Final All Sinking Appears in the northeast portion, close to the cave. Vulnerable when reeling a Fairy Fish.
MM3D Ninja Flounder.png Ninja Flounder All All Sinking Appears close to the sunken ships only when wearing the Garo's Mask.
MM3D Nuptuna.png Nuptuna First and Third All Sinking Appears in the area with the six platforms. Vulnerable to catch while wearing the Couple's Mask.
MM3D Savage Shark.png Savage Shark All All Sinking Appears in the area with the six platforms. Vulnerable when reeling a smaller fish.
MM3D Skullfish.png Skullfish All 6 PM to 6 AM Sinking Appears in the north portion, close to the open sea. Vulnerable to catch while wearing the Captain's Hat.
MM3D Termina Seabass.png Termina Seabass All All Standard Appears close to the shore.

Oracle of Seasons

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In Oracle of Seasons, the Fish is the sixth item in the game's Trading Sequence. It is a blue, small Fish that is given to Link by Ingo in exchange for helping complete his vase collection with the Goron Vase,[5] which was always refused to him by Biggoron.[6] This Fish is passed on to an old man trying to get his cat, Mittens, down from a tree in the Eyeglass Lake in return for the Megaphone.[7]

Twilight Princess

See also: Fishing in Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, a Fish must be caught at the beginning of the game using the Fishing Rod in order to get Sera's cat to return to her shop. Later on, a Fish called the Reekfish must be caught using the Coral Lure in Zora's Domain to reach Snowpeak. Wolf Link can use his Senses to track the Fish's Scent, allowing him to navigate Snowpeak without getting lost in its blizzard. Records of Fish that have been caught by Bobber Fishing are stored in the Fish Journal along with the size and amount of each specific Fish.

The Skullfish and Bombfish enemies are two illegal Fish that can be caught but will not be recorded in the Fish Journal. Catching a Skullfish can yield a Heart like other Fish. The Bombfish will add a Water Bomb to Link's inventory.

Much like in A Link to the Past, when a Fish is thrown back into the water, it will give Link a Heart.

Catchable Fish in Twilight Princess

Image Name Lure Notes
Bombfish.png Bombfish Bobber Fishing only. Illegal. Adds a Water Bomb to Link's inventory.
Greengill.png Greengill Standard
Hylianpike.png Hylian Pike Spinner Lure
Frog Lure
Hyrulebass.png Hyrule Bass Bobber
Lure
Hylianloach.png Hylian Loach Frog Lure While Bobber Fishing, can only be found in the Kakariko Village Graveyard and the Lanayru Spring.
Ordoncatfish.png Ordon Catfish Popper Lure While Bobber Fishing, can only be found in Ordon Village.[verification needed]
Reekfish.png Reekfish Coral Lure Can only be found in Zora's Domain while Bobber Fishing.
TP Skullfish.png Skullfish Bobber Fishing only. Illegal.

Phantom Hourglass

See also: Fishing in Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, Link can fish off Linebeck's boat provided he has obtained the Fishing Rod from the Old Wayfarer. There are six types of Fish available. If Link manages to catch a Neptoona, he will be rewarded with a Heart Container from the Old Wayfarer.

Catchable Fish in Phantom Hourglass

Image Name Lure Notes
Loovar Icon.png Loovar Standard May also bring a Stowfish attached to its belly when caught.
Neptoona Icon.png Neptoona Big Catch Lure May also bring a Stowfish attached to its belly when caught.
Rusty Swordfish Icon.png Rusty Swordfish Big Catch Lure Rarely found in smaller Fish shadows, but are often found in the larger Swordfish shadows on the sea.
May also bring a Stowfish attached to its belly when caught.
Skippyjack Icon.png Skippyjack Standard Mostly found on the southwest area of the sea.
Stowfish Icon.png Stowfish Standard May be found attached to a Toona, Loovar, Rusty Swordfish, or Neptoona.
Toona Icon.png Toona Standard May also bring a Stowfish attached to its belly when caught.

Spirit Tracks

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In Spirit Tracks, a woman in Papuchia Village sells Fish. However, Link must first bring her at least 10 units of Mega Ice from Wellspring Station so that the saleswoman can keep her Fish fresh. Afterward, she will offer to sell Link 20 Fish as cargo for 50 Rupees. Link can take 15 Fish to a woman in Hyrule Castle Town to receive a Force Gem as a sign of her gratitude.

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References

  1. "Take some Rupees, but don't tell anyone I gave them to you. Keep it between us, OK?" — Fish (A Link to the Past)
  2. "Hey! They say eating fish makes you smart. You have to give me your fish for this stuff, OK? Of course!" — Street Merchant (A Link to the Past)
  3. "It's a runt! I'll only give you a 5 Rupees prize for that." — Pond Owner (Link's Awakening)
  4. "Wow! Nice Fish! It's a lunker!! I'll give you a 20 Rupee prize!" — Pond Owner (Link's Awakening)
  5. "(The Goron Vase) goes right in my collection! In thanks, here! Take my dinner--my last Fish!" — Ingo (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "Shooot! That Biggoron! No matter how often I ask, he won't give me his vase!" — Ingo (Oracle of Seasons)
  7. "Mittens! Oh, good kitty! Thank you! Oh! Yes! A reward... Here! Take this Megaphone!" — Megaphone Old Man (Oracle of Seasons)
Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan サカナ (Sakana) Fish
Spanish Spain Antunio, Merlucio, Caraballa, Oxigladio, Pescaidón, Pez Grano
Latin America Pez (bonito, atún, louvar, pez espada, Poseidón, pez bombilla) Fish (cute, tuna, loovar, swordfish, Poseidon, bulb fish)
French French-speaking countries Poisson Fish
German Germany Fisch Fish
Italian Italy Pesce Fish
Chinese Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (Traditional Chinese) 魚 () Fish
Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 鱼 () Fish