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-Fishing is a Trainer Skill which allows the player to encounter Pokemon from water, pond, sea tiles on the map.

-To start training Fishing, first you need to purchase an Old rod for 5k in the building to the left of Vermillion City Pokemon Center

-To Fish, face a body of water and press the "F" button on your keyboard and wait until a bar shows up.

There will be a "Hook Icon" that moves left and right. You will need to press the Space Bar to stop the hook. If the hook lands in the yellow box, you will hook a Pokémon. If the hook lands on the tiny green box, you will perfectly hook the Pokémon which will give you more Fishing XP.

Hook

-Fishing EXP is experience to level up your fishing level to unlock higher level Fishing Rods, and unlocks fishing in new areas.

Fishing Rods

Item Name Min.

Level

Hooking

Rate

Obtain from Cost
Old Rod 1 50% Vermillion City 5,000$
Good Rod 5 60% Fuchsia City 12,000$
Super Rod 20 70% Route 12 35,000$
Steel Rod 50 80% Crafting Box Super Rod + Metal Coat

Steel Wire

Master Rod 100 100% Crafting Box Steel Rod + Master ball.
AFK Rod 50 Elite Shop 50 Elite Tokens

-Fishing speed is influenced by your fishing level and Rods Hooking Rate, Also, there are 2 Pokemons Abilites that increase Hooking Rate by 20%

Suction Cups Sticky Hold

-AFK Rod is a rod which allow players to bypass Hooking minigames, not wild pokemon battles. however, using AFK rod will give less fishing EXP and lower Hooking Rate

Area Unlocks

While fishing, you will gain experience for each Pokémon you hook. As you level up, you will unlock new areas and access to new rods. You can view your current fishing level/experience in the Trainer Card (2nd page).

Level Map Level Map
15 Kanto Safari Zone 50 Hoenn Safari Zone
20 Turtle Cove 55 Ancient Cavern
25 Cerulean Cave 60 Sinnoh Safari Zone
30 Toto Cave 65 Battle Zone
35 Johto Safari Zone 70 Mossy Cave
40 Dragons Den 75 Ancient Dungeon
45 Altering Cave 80 Water Temple

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