The chance to take a load off and relax isn’t common in high-stakes JRPGs, but thankfully, Sea of Stars offers a break in the form of fishing. This can be fun to pass the time and can net you some extra materials for recipes and achievements for the completionists out there.
To help you become the best fisher you can be, we’ve put together this guide with some tips on how to fish in Sea of Stars, as well as all the types of fish and their locations.
Where to Fish in Sea of Stars
Players can fish in specific locations in Sea of Stars. These are found in various areas of the map, and are denoted by a small pond with a fish jumping out of the water like the image you can see above. As long as you can reach it, you are able to fish there.
How to Fish in Sea of Stars
Fishing is simple to learn in Sea of Stars and does not require additional items like bait or a rod. All you need to do is head to a fishing location, walk up to the small dock, and cast your line.
You can move your Bobber as it flies into the water, giving you some freedom as to where it lands, and if you happen to make a mistake or miss, you can cancel the action, and it will automatically return to you. You can also hit the action button again to knock the Bobber, causing it to fall directly down where it is into the water.
Hooking and Reeling
Once the bobber lands in the water near a fish, it will be a hook, and you can begin reeling the fish in. To reel in your catch, use the action button, which is the same one you used to cast. Hold it down to slowly bring in the fish.
As you might expect, they can be a bit feisty and move around, so you’ll need to use your left and right movements to pull them in and keep them under control.
Blue Zone and Line Heath
When you hook a fish, a blue wavey area will appear in the water, and you need to keep the fish inside as you reel it in. This prevents your line from getting damaged and breaking.
To keep the fish in this area, you’ll want to use the left and right movements to hold it steady and only reel in when it’s in this area. If not, your line will begin to flash red and eventually snap. Thankfully, if this happens, there is no major punishment or issue, just the minor inconvenience of trying again.
Some Tips to Make Fishing Easy
As I said, fishing is pretty easy in Sea of Stars, but there are a couple of tips that can make it quicker and easier so you can get on with your adventures.
For one, when you drop the Bobber into the water, it will make a small ring. If you can land this on or very near a fish, it will instantly hook it, so you don’t need to pull or wait for a fish to bite your line.
Additionally, fish occasionally jump out of the water while hooked. If you can press the action button quick enough as they come out of the water, you can stun them for a few seconds, denoted by the stars that appear over them. When they are stunned, they offer no resistance and can be reeled in with no pushback, so try and take advantage of this when you can.
Fishing Upgrades in Sea of Stars
After reaching a certain point in the game, you will unlock access to a fishing shop that will allow you to upgrade your rod, provided you have captured enough fish species to do so.
After watching a certain amount of different fish, you can get several Relics that will provide upgrades to make fishing quicker and easier. These are listed below.
Why Bother with Fishing in Sea of Stars?
There are a few reasons to fish in Sea of Stars, the first being it’s tied to the “Master Angler” achievement which requires you to catch one of every fish in the game, so completionists will need to do this activity.
Additionally, you will need fish for a lot of the recipes to make your food, with a lot of the best food items requiring fish to make, and if you have too much, it’s a good way to get some extra gold if you are running short.
Lastly, the final item you earn from the Fisherman, the Filmsy Hammer, is an important item you will need along with several others to find one of the last secrets in Sea of Stars, so taking the time to complete this task is more than worth it.
All Fish & Their Locations in Sea of Stars
Below, we have listed all the fish we currently have in Sea of Stars, including their locations and what seafood and fish materials they provide.
|Man o’ War||Lavish Lake
|Lunar Trout||Windy Loch
Abandoned Wizard Lab
|Grass Haddock||Windy Loch
|Ghosturgeon||Haunted Creek||2 Fish|
|Spectral Eel||Haunted Creek||2 Seafood|
|Bone Pike||Haunted Creek||3 Fish|
|Crimson Bass||Settler’s Rest
|Seakjaw||Settler’s Rest||3 Fish|
|Viridian Lobster||Watcher’s Pond||3 Seafood|
|Sun Carp||Watcher’s Pond||3 Fish|
|Fluorescent Piranha||Watcher’s Pond
|Rock Shrimp||Sulfuric Basin||2 Seafood|
|Lava Koi||Sulfuric Basin||3 Fish|
|Clockwork Crab||Lake Turquoise||3 Seafood|
|Sword Fish||Lake Turquoise||3 Fish|
|Ninja Starfish||Lake Turquoise
|Sky Urchin||Skybound Lagoon||3 Seafood|
|Cloud Skate||Skybound Lagoon||2 Fish|
|Silicium Sponge||Cerulean Reservoir||2 Seafood|
|Coil Flounder||Cerulean Reservoir||2 Fish|
|Cybernardl Hermite||Cerulean Reservoir||3 Seafood|
|Lasor Burbot||Cerulean Reservoir||2 Fish|