Fish

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Fish encompass a group of enemies, animals, and collectibles in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Appearances

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.[3] 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.[4]

Fish is also the answer to the fourth riddle given by Q. Bumpkin.[5]

Link's Awakening

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."[6][7] 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

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 Buyer 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 Fishing Hole Man.

Catchable Fish in Ocarina of Time

Fish Notes

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.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Fish can be captured in Bottles and may be sold to the Curiosity Shop. Two carnivorous Fish can also be found in a fish tank in the Marine Research Lab. Link can feed these carnivorous Fish with other small Fish he has bottled, causing them to grow in size. Once one of the two has grown four times, it will eat the other and spit out a Piece of Heart for Link to collect. Seahorses can also be found in the Great Bay Region, and are regarded as a rare species by some.[8]

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 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

Fish Days Time Lure Notes

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 Bass
All All Both

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

Fish Days Time Lure Notes

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 Link.

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 Trading Game. 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,[9] which was always refused to him by Biggoron.[10] 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.[11]

Twilight Princess

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.[12][13] 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

Fish Lure Notes

Bombfish
Bobber Fishing only. Forbidden. Adds a Water Bomb to Link's inventory.

Greengill
Standard

Hylian Pike
Spinner Lure
Frog Lure

Hyrule Bass
Bobber
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.

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.[14] If Link manages to catch a Neptoona, he will be rewarded with a Heart Container from the Old Wayfarer.

Catchable Fish in Phantom Hourglass

Fish Lure Notes

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.

Spirit Tracks

Many species of Fish inhabit the Water of the Ocean Realm, most of them also present in the World of the Ocean King.[15] Most cannot be interacted with, but Toboni can be bought from Niboshi in Papuchia Village and transported as Cargo.

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, or simply picked up while swimming. Link can eat them raw for minor health recovery, but they can also be cooked into various recipes which can restore many more Hearts. They will flee from Link if he approaches them.

List of Fish

Material
Description

An ordinary fish that can be found all over Hyrule. Can be eaten raw, but cooking it amplifies its healing benefits.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Armor upgrades

Material
Description

This Hyrule bass got to be the biggest fish by never getting caught (until now). Its long life results in a cooked dish that will restore a lot of stamina.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Restores stamina when cooked

Material
Description

This large fish lives near the shoreline. Its sizable body can restore a lot of nutrient. When cooked into a dish, it will temporarily increase your maximum hearts.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Increases max hearts when cooked
Armor upgrades

Material
Description

This blue trout prefers cold bodies of water. Its skin contains enzymes that keep its body cool, and when cooked into a dish, it will temporarily boost your heat resistance.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Boosts heat resistance when cooked

Material
Description

This trout makes its home in the freshwater lakes. Its scales have an insulating compound that, when cooked into a dish, offers resistance to electricity.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Boosts shock resistance when cooked

Material
Description

This red trout prefers warm bodies of water. It has a special organ specifically for storing heat. When cooked into a dish, it temporarily boosts your resistance to the cold.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Boosts cold resistance when cooked

Material
Description

Consuming the bioluminescent compound that makes this fish glow in the dark will increase concentration. Dishes cooked with it will suppress noise when consumed.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Increases stealth when cooked
Armor upgrades

Material
Description

This fish makes its home in cold water, giving it extra layers of fat. It temporarily increases your maximum hearts when used in cooking.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Increases max hearts when cooked

Material
Description

This freshwater fish lives alongside its less mighty carp ilk. A compound in its liver promotes muscle growth. Dishes cooked with it will temporarily increase your attack power.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Raises attack power when cooked

Material
Description

Calcium deposits in the scales of this ancient fish make them as hard as armor. Cooking it into a dish will fortify your bones, temporarily increasing your defense.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Boosts defense when cooked

Material
Description

This wild armored carp has been bred into a prizewinning fish. Its beautifully colored markings do not occur in nature. It offers no special effects when cooked.

Value
Additional uses

Restores

Material
Description

This ocean-dwelling fish comes with one rude attitude. The compounds in its flesh elevate your competitive spirit when it's cooked into a dish, thus increasing your attack power.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Raises attack power when cooked

Material
Description

This porgy's body is covered in armor-hard scales. The compounds in its scales, when cooked into a dish, fortify your bones and temporarily boost your defense.

Value
Additional uses

Restores
Boosts defense when cooked

MaterialDescriptionValueAdditional uses

An ordinary fish that can be found all over Hyrule. Can be eaten raw, but cooking it amplifies its healing benefits.

Restores
Armor upgrades

This Hyrule bass got to be the biggest fish by never getting caught (until now). Its long life results in a cooked dish that will restore a lot of stamina.

Restores
Restores stamina when cooked

This large fish lives near the shoreline. Its sizable body can restore a lot of nutrient. When cooked into a dish, it will temporarily increase your maximum hearts.

Restores
Increases max hearts when cooked
Armor upgrades

This blue trout prefers cold bodies of water. Its skin contains enzymes that keep its body cool, and when cooked into a dish, it will temporarily boost your heat resistance.

Restores
Boosts heat resistance when cooked

This trout makes its home in the freshwater lakes. Its scales have an insulating compound that, when cooked into a dish, offers resistance to electricity.

Restores
Boosts shock resistance when cooked

This red trout prefers warm bodies of water. It has a special organ specifically for storing heat. When cooked into a dish, it temporarily boosts your resistance to the cold.

Restores
Boosts cold resistance when cooked

Consuming the bioluminescent compound that makes this fish glow in the dark will increase concentration. Dishes cooked with it will suppress noise when consumed.

Restores
Increases stealth when cooked
Armor upgrades

This fish makes its home in cold water, giving it extra layers of fat. It temporarily increases your maximum hearts when used in cooking.

Restores
Increases max hearts when cooked

This freshwater fish lives alongside its less mighty carp ilk. A compound in its liver promotes muscle growth. Dishes cooked with it will temporarily increase your attack power.

Restores
Raises attack power when cooked

Calcium deposits in the scales of this ancient fish make them as hard as armor. Cooking it into a dish will fortify your bones, temporarily increasing your defense.

Restores
Boosts defense when cooked

This wild armored carp has been bred into a prizewinning fish. Its beautifully colored markings do not occur in nature. It offers no special effects when cooked.

Restores

This ocean-dwelling fish comes with one rude attitude. The compounds in its flesh elevate your competitive spirit when it's cooked into a dish, thus increasing your attack power.

Restores
Raises attack power when cooked

This porgy's body is covered in armor-hard scales. The compounds in its scales, when cooked into a dish, fortify your bones and temporarily boost your defense.

Restores
Boosts defense when cooked

Non-Canon Appearances

Oracle of Ages (Himekawa)

Link follows Sir Raven to find the knight fishing. When a Fish bites the knight's fishing line,[16] he tells Link to get him a net.[17] Link scoops the Fish into the net. Raven points out the Fish's features and says Fish like it are good to eat.[18]

Sir Raven brings the Fish to the Hidden Village and gives it to the elder as a present.[19] The elder tells Resuta to cook it right away.[20]

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, if Cadence, Link, Yves, or Zelda uses an Bottle over a tile of bubbling water,[21] they will catch one of three types of fish. Fish will restore 1 Heart, Big Fish will restore 5 Hearts along with some Stamina, and Golden Fish will completely refill their hearts and restore Stamina.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
サカナ (Sakana) (OoT)[27]Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
鱼 () (OoT)[28]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Italian
Pesce (OoT | OoT3D | MM3D | OoS)[22][23][24][25][26]Same as English.
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References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 123 (OoT | MM | OoS | ST)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide, Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 23
  3. "Take some Rupees, but don't tell anyone I gave them to you. Keep it between us, OK?" — Fish (A Link to the Past)
  4. "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)
  5. "It's moist and fresh... what is it?" — Q. Bumpkin (A Link to the Past)
  6. "It's a runt! I'll only give you a 5 Rupees prize for that. You should try again!" — Fisherman (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "Wow! Nice Fish! It's a lunker!! I'll give you a 20 Rupee prize! Try again?" — Fisherman (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. "It's a rare fish, isn't it? It's called a sea horse." — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  9. "(The Goron Vase) goes right in my collection! In thanks, here! Take my dinner--my last Fish!" — Ingo (Oracle of Seasons)
  10. "Shooot! That Biggoron! No matter how often I ask, he won't give me his vase!" — Ingo (Oracle of Seasons)
  11. "Mittens! Oh, good kitty! Thank you! Oh! Yes! A reward... Here! Take this Megaphone!" — Old Man (Oracle of Seasons)
  12. "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)
  13. "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)
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass—Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 13
  15. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 65
  16. "I got a bite!" (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 66)
  17. "Get the net!" (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 66)
  18. "His scales are shiny. He's well-fed and has a strong body. Fish like this are good to eat." (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 66)
  19. "Here's a present for you, elder!" (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 74)
  20. "Oh, how marvelous! Resuta, cook it right away!" (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 74)
  21. "Can be used to store potions, fish, bees, and fairies that you find." — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)
  22. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 123
  23. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 65
  24. "Pesce - 200 rupie" — Medicine Shop (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  25. "Pesce" — Select Item Screen (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  26. "Ecco un Pesce in cambio di Vaso Goron! È fresco!" — N/A (Oracle of Seasons, Italian localization)
  27. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 149
  28. "鱼 200卢比" — Medicine Shop Owner (Ocarina of Time, iQue version)