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Recently, the Teyvat ecology has seen an increase in fish population, with many new fish species appearing in various waters. The grassroots Fishing Association has its hands full and had to put up a commission for help at the Adventurers' Guild... Bring your fishing rod, choose the bait, find the spot, cast your rod, reel it in, and voila, a big catch!
The fish caught can not only be used to make dishes, but also can be exchanged for precious treasures at the Fishing Association. There's even a chance to catch vibrant ornamental fish to admire at your home!
What are you waiting for? Let's become anglers together!

Fishing is a Game System available after unlocking the Serenitea Pot and completing the World Quest Exploding Population.

It involves crafting bait to catch different types of fish, with each type only being attracted to one specific bait.

When fishing, players need to cast their line into a body of water. The exact casting spot can be adjusted by the player, and should not be too close to the fish to not scare it away, but close enough to grab its attention. Once the fish bites, the player has to time their reaction and control the line's tension to reel in the fish.

The ripple effect indicating available fishing spots will disappear once all its available fish have been caught, and will return once at least one fish has respawned. New fish will respawn every 72 hours.

Even though adjusting ingame-time does not influence the respawn rate, it should be noted that each fishing spot has a different set of fish for night and day. This means that players can fish twice the amount if a fish can be caught during both day times.

Fish caught can be processed in Cooking to produce Fish as a cooking item, and can also be exchanged for rewards in Fishing Associations of various regions, where the player can notably exchange new fishing rods with different effects.

The Map includes a Icon Fishing Pin Pin that can be used to mark Fishing Points.

List of Fish[]

Bait Fish (with Catching Difficulty)
Medaka Very Easy Medaka
Glaze Medaka Very Easy Glaze Medaka
Aizen MedakaMondstadt Very Easy Aizen Medaka
Brown ShirakodaiLiyue Very Easy Brown Shirakodai
Raimei AngelfishInazuma Very Hard Raimei Angelfish
BettaLiyue Easy Betta
Akai Maou Hard Akai Maou
SnowstriderDragonspine Very Hard Snowstrider
Golden Koi Medium Golden Koi
Rusty Koi Medium Rusty Koi
Divda RayEnkanomiya Hard Divda Ray

Fishing Points[]

Fishing Points are locations where fishing is possible. They are available in each region.

Fishing Items[]

Fishing Rods[]



The catching difficulty is based on several parameters, including the rate of increase in progress, the size of the Ideal Tension Zone, and the movement of the Ideal Tension Zone. Other factors include how long it takes the fish to take the bait (higher difficulty = higher duration) and how long the player has to begin reeling in a fish that bit the bait (higher difficulty = shorter duration).

Ornamental Fish[]

Ornamental fish can be found in fishing spots that emit a blue glow when seen from a distance and can be easily spotted among the cluster as its movements are erratic, jumping up and down in the fishing spot while the other fish calmly swim about. They are also much harder to catch. (Thoma's Talent Snap and Swing, which gives a chance to double catch in Inazuma, also affects Ornamental Fish.) After being caught, Ornamental Fish can be displayed in certain furnishings or in the realm Sublime Spicewood. The blueprints for those furnishings are available from the Fishing Association.

About Ornamental fish Spawn:

  • Ornamental fish can be found at any fishing point.
  • Ornamental fish at fishing points can be of any type.
  • Ornamental fish can appear in either the day or night time.
  • Ornamental fish appear regardless of the weather.
  • Multiple Ornamental fish may appear at the same time in a fishing point.
  • Like all other fish, Ornamental fish in a fishing point refresh every three real world days.

There are 38 Ornamental Fish:

Character Bonuses[]

Talents that affect fishing.

There are 1 Talents that match the category selection:

Snap and Swing Snap and Swing
Thoma Thoma
When you fish successfully in Inazuma, Thoma's help grants a 20% chance of scoring a double catch.Utility Passive


Icon Description
Icon Fishing Bait Change bait.
Icon Fishing Cast Cast fishing rod.
Icon Fishing Battle Battle the fish.
Icon Fishing Pull Bring back fishing rod.
Icon Fishing Exit Exit fishing mode.


There is 1 Achievement Category that contains Achievements related to Fishing:

Other fishing achievements include the following. There are 2 Achievements obtainable from Fishing:

Achievement Category Description Primogem
"That's What They Call a Getaway!" Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Allow a struggling fish to get off the hook. 5
"Oh, so That's How You Fish..." Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Scare the fish away when casting your rod. 5


  • Fishing forcibly switches the character to the Traveler. As such, if they are currently knocked out, the player will be unable to fish until they are revived.
  • Entering a fishing spot (by swimming, using an Alternate Sprint or using the Waverider) will scare all the fish away, replacing the ripple effect with a bubble effect until the fish return a few seconds after the player and Waverider left the spot.
    • Additionally, gliding over a fishing spot will scare all the fish away, regardless of vertical distance.
  • If there is bait in the proximity of an Ornamental fish, while it is in the jumping animation, the animation does not affect the rate of the fish taking the bait.
    • Meaning, you don't have to wait for the fish to finish its animation for it to approach and take your bait. The animation cancels when it takes your bait.
  • Although Ornamental fish can appear in either day or night time, the blue glow indicator will only be present at during the time period where the fish can be caught.
    • For example, a Fishing Spot containing an Ornamental Dawncatcher will only display the indicator during 18:00 – 6:00, based on in-game time.
  • Fishing cannot be started while the character is standing on frozen water, a Geo Construct, performing an idle animation, or in combat.
  • All worlds have fish, even worlds whose host has not completed Exploding Population. Other players who have unlocked Fishing can catch their fish if they join their world.
  • Extra fish obtained from Thoma's Talent Snap and Swing do not count towards the Achievement Ding Ding Ding!


When catching fish, Paimon may say one of the following voice-overs:

(When almost capturing the fish)
Paimon: Yeah! You've nearly got 'em!
Paimon: Steady now! It's the final stretch!
Paimon: So close, so close! Stay cool!
Paimon: You've got it! You've got it!
Paimon: Victory is almost ours!
(When a fish escapes)
Paimon: *sigh* What a shame... Let's try again!
Paimon: Don't give up! You'll get the hang of it~
Paimon: Don't worry about it, let's try again!
(When a fish is caught)
Paimon: Whoa! Nice catch!
Paimon: Phew! That was a tough fight...
Paimon: Wow, Paimon's stomach is rumbling already!
Paimon: What is it, what is it? *gasp* Is it another Paimon?
(When an ornamental fish is caught)
Paimon: Yay! Time to celebrate!
Paimon: Phew! Well, you couldn't have done it without Paimon!
Paimon: You made that look easy!
Paimon: Ooh, look at that! Quick, let's go show it off!
Paimon: Paimon thinks you've earned yourself a new title: "Favonius Fish-Catching Extraordinaire"!
Aether Lumine
Casting the Rod
Light Grunt
Heavy Grunt

Other Languages[]

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
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