Hyrule Bass from Breath of the Wild
|Other media||Hyrule Warriors Legends|
|Use(s)||Obtain Hearts or Heart Containers|
Sell to the Beggar (OoT)
Opens Jabu-Jabu's Belly (OoT)
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 A Link to the Past
- 1.2 Link's Awakening
- 1.3 Ocarina of Time
- 1.4 Majora's Mask
- 1.5 Oracle of Seasons
- 1.6 Twilight Princess
- 1.7 Phantom Hourglass
- 1.8 Spirit Tracks
- 1.9 Breath of the Wild
- 2 Etymology
- 3 Gallery
- 4 References
A Link to the Past
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. 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.
- See also: Fishing in Link's Awakening
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." One of the lunkers gives Link a Piece of Heart.
Ocarina of Time
- See also: Fishing in Ocarina of Time
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.
Catchable Fish in Ocarina of Time
|Hyrule Bass||The biggest Hyrule Bass can always be found next to the log on the western part of the pond.|
|Hyrule Loach||Can only be caught when located below the Lily Pads.|
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
|Ancient Fish||All||All||Sinking||Appears in the north portion, close to the cave. Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Gibdo Mask.|
|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.|
|Cuccofish||First and Final||All||Standard||Vulnerable to catch after marching while wearing the Bremen Mask.|
|Ferocious Pirarucu||All||All||Both||Vulnerable when reeling a smaller fish.|
|Fragrant Reekfish||All||All||Standard||Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Mask of Scents.|
|Groovy Carp||All||All||Sinking||Appears in the north portion, below the vegetation.|
|Lord Chapu-Chapu||All||All||Sinking||Appears in the north portion, close to the cave. Vulnerable when reeling a smaller fish.|
|Mooranha||All||All||Standard||Vulnerable to catch when wearing Romani's Mask.|
|Postal Salmon||First and Second||6 AM to 9 PM||Sinking||Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Postman's Hat.|
|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."|
|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
|Ambrosial Amberjack||All||All||Sinking||Appears in the north portion, close to the open sea.|
|Bashful Angler||All||All||Sinking||Appears close to the sunken ships. Vulnerable to catch when wearing the Stone Mask.|
|Dancing Sea Bream||All||6 AM to 6 PM||Standard||Vulnerable to catch after dancing while wearing Kamaro's Mask.|
|Fairy Fish||All||All||Sinking||Appears in the area with the six platforms. Vulnerable to catch while wearing the Great Fairy Mask.|
|Goodta Goby||All||All||Both||Appears close to the shore.|
|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.|
|Great Fairy Fish||Final||All||Sinking||Appears in the northeast portion, close to the cave. Vulnerable when reeling a Fairy Fish.|
|Ninja Flounder||All||All||Sinking||Appears close to the sunken ships only when wearing the Garo's Mask.|
|Nuptuna||First and Third||All||Sinking||Appears in the area with the six platforms. Vulnerable to catch while wearing the Couple's Mask.|
|Savage Shark||All||All||Sinking||Appears in the area with the six platforms. Vulnerable when reeling a smaller fish.|
|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.|
|Termina Seabass||All||All||Standard||Appears close to the shore.|
Oracle of Seasons
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, which was always refused to him by Biggoron. 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.
- See also: Fishing in Twilight Princess
In Twilight Princess, Fish can be caught from nearly every body of water using the Fishing Rod. 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. Whenever a Fish is thrown back into the water, it will leave behind a Heart. In addition to the regular Bobber Fishing, Link can also fish using Lures at Hena's Fishing Hole.
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.
The Skullfish and Bombfish enemies are two forbidden 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.
Catchable Fish in Twilight Princess
|Bombfish||—||Bobber Fishing only. Forbidden. Adds a Water Bomb to Link's inventory.|
|Hylian Pike||Spinner Lure
|Hylian Loach||Frog Lure||—|
|Ordon Catfish||Popper Lure||—|
|Reekfish||Coral Lure||Can only be found in Zora's Domain while Bobber Fishing.|
|Skullfish||—||Bobber Fishing only. Forbidden.|
- 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
|Loovar||Standard||May also bring a Stowfish attached to its belly when caught.|
|Neptoona||Big Catch Lure||May also bring a Stowfish attached to its belly when caught.|
|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||Standard||Mostly found on the southwest area of the sea.|
|Stowfish||Standard||May be found attached to a Toona, Loovar, Rusty Swordfish, or Neptoona.|
|Toona||Standard||May also bring a Stowfish attached to its belly when caught.|
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 10 Fish to a woman in Hyrule Castle Town to receive a Force Gem as a sign of her gratitude.
Breath of the Wild
In Breath of the Wild, Fish can be found in various bodies of water. A Fishing Rod is not necessary to catch them, as they can alternatively be killed by various weapons such as Bombs, and picked up. Link can eat them raw for minor health recovery, but they can also be cooked into various recipes which can restore many more Hearts.
|Names in Other Regions|
|SpanishEU||Antunio, Merlucio, Caraballa, Oxigladio, Pescaidón, Pez Grano|
|SpanishLA||Pez (bonito, atún, louvar, pez espada, Poseidón, pez bombilla)||Fish (cute, tuna, loovar, swordfish, Poseidon, bulb fish)|
Bombfish food from Hyrule Warriors Legends
- "Take some Rupees, but don't tell anyone I gave them to you. Keep it between us, OK?" — Fish (A Link to the Past)
- "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)
- "It's a runt! I'll only give you a 5 Rupees prize for that." — Pond Owner (Link's Awakening)
- "Wow! Nice Fish! It's a lunker!! I'll give you a 20 Rupee prize!" — Pond Owner (Link's Awakening)
- "(The Goron Vase) goes right in my collection! In thanks, here! Take my dinner--my last Fish!" — Ingo (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Shooot! That Biggoron! No matter how often I ask, he won't give me his vase!" — Ingo (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Mittens! Oh, good kitty! Thank you! Oh! Yes! A reward... Here! Take this Megaphone!" — Ojī (Oracle of Seasons)
- "You caught a skullfish! It looks stronger than it is... This fish is forbidden, so it won't be added to your fish journal. Release it with A." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
- "You caught a bombfish! This handy fish can be used as a bomb! Actually, catching this fish is forbidden, so it won't be added to your fish journal." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
- "There are six types of fish in the ocean, from the tiny Skippyjack, to the lovely leviathan, the Neptoona." (Phantom Hourglass Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 13)
|Delivery Items in Spirit Tracks|