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Fish
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Appearances Ōkami
Location(s) Agata Forest
Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)
North Ryoshima Coast
Kamui
Famous
members
Giant Salmon
Whopper
Cutlass Fish
Marlin
Fishin's all about attitude. Attitude! There's nothing you can't catch with the right attitude! Fish, babes, or whatever. It all can be yours! Go ahead! Act like you're having fun.

Issun

There are several opportunities throughout Ōkami to do fishing. This is required a few times to advance the main plot or optional sidequests, but fishing can also be done as simple recreation and to earn yen by selling the fish to merchants. Amaterasu cannot eat the fish to replenish her Astral Pouch, nor feed it to animals in place of a Fish Feedbag.

Where to fish

Amaterasu needs to find a human fisherman to "assist" in catching the fish. If no such partner is available, she cannot go fishing.

Agata Forest

After reviving the Guardian Sapling here, speak to Kokari to start fishing. There are two different plot-required fish to catch at two different points in the story: the Giant Salmon, for the key to open Tsuta Ruins; after clearing that dungeon, and the Whopper, for the Crescent technique. Returning to Agata Forest after catching these two fish allows the player to have normal fishing sessions with Kokari and catch as many fish as they desire, though Giant Salmon and Whopper cannot be caught again. After the moon festival in Kamiki Village, Kokari leaves this area and Amaterasu cannot fish again until Sei'an City. All fish available here can also be caught in Sei'an City, so if the player misses their chance here they will still be able to finish the Fish Tome.

Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)

Amaterasu has to fish here to advance the story. After completing the Digging minigame in the Commoner's Quarter, bring the Blinding Snow fishing rod to Benkei on the giant drawbridge to catch the "Living Sword". Benkei later finds a new fishing spot near the city's Mermaid spring and remains there for the rest of the game. The fish caught here include all of Agata's fish save the two plot fish, as well as a new set exclusive to Sei'an.

North Ryoshima Coast

A local fisherman here (simply named "Fisherman") is located on a long fishing pier on the southwestern island. (If the Water Dragon is still around, Amaterasu may wish to evade it by riding Orca there instead of using Water Lily.) If she brings him the Marlin Rod, he can catch the Giant Marlin to take to Chef Umi's restaurant on the shore, where she can then learn the Whirlwind secret Celestial Brush technique. From then on, Amaterasu can return to the fisherman's pier to fish for an unlimited time. The Coast has a new set of sea fish, and none of the freshwater fish caught in Agata or Sei'an can be found here.

Kamui

Kokari travels here after leaving Agata Forest. After reviving the Guardian Sapling, Amaterasu can find him near the Dojo, where he remains for the rest of the game. There is no plot fishing event here, only freeform fishing, though oddly the Marlin can be re-caught here an unlimited number of times. The fish caught here include three of those that can be caught at North Ryoshima Coast, and Kamui's own unique set.

How to fish

At first, the fisherman just stands there while shadows move in the water. The shadows all have generic fish shapes without indicating any specific "fish" type (such as a nautilus or starfish), but the shadow size does roughly indicate the general caliber of fish. Waiting around will result in the fish fading out and being replace by new fish, which may be of larger or smaller size than the initial set. While waiting, the player is still in control of the camera, and swinging it up to draw a sun or moon is possible and does not end the current fishing session: it simply makes the fisherman react in shock and then "cast" again with their lineless rod.

One a preferred fish is sighted, use the Celestial Brush to draw a path (it need not be straight) from the pole toward the mouth of the desired shadow until black Holy smoke appears, indicating that the fish is close enough to hook. If the player draws a line to the wrong fish, they can either draw onto another fish (only the last fish touched is reeled in, rather like the mechanics of the Thief's Glove) or into empty water to "cancel" catching that fish.

Once the target fish is hooked, all of the other shadows disappear and two different meters appear on the screen: a stress meter centered at the top of the screen, and a stamina meter in the lower right. Reel in the fish by pulling the controls in the opposite direction of its movement. If the pull is effective, the fish will throw off "sweat" drops around its shadow. If it is not "sweating," the fish will be able to swim away from the fisherman. Tapping the stick is more effective than just pulling it all the way over.

The stress meter shows the current strength of the line pull: blue at the ineffective weakest level, green for a strong healthy pull, and red for maximum overstrain. The health meter indicates the overall condition of the fisherman for this fishing session and starts out green at full strength, but when the stress meter hits red, the stamina meter starts to decrease down through a yellow warning stage to red near-exhaustion.

Generally, once the fish is hooked and "sweating", it can be brought in with a series of light control taps that keep the stress meter in the green range, rather than requiring continuous control pressure that quickly overstrains the fisherman.

When the fish is close enough to catch, in most versions a button prompt will appear; in the Wii version, swing the remote upwards. If this is done successfully, the fish will be jerked out of the water, but still needs to be stunned with Power Slash to pull it ashore. Some larger fish will survive the first slash and plunge back into the water, requiring two or even three individual reel-ins and slashes to catch (regardless of any upgrades to the Power Slash technique).

After catching each fish, Amaterasu has the option to end the fishing session or keep going. She can also end the fishing session at any time by pressing the menu button.

The four "plot" fishing minigames (the mandatory three to catch the Giant Salmon, Whopper and the Cutlass Fish and the optional one to catch the Marlin) have two rounds of small fish, and then the plot fish will appear on its own, after which the session automatically ends. In normal fishing sessions things work differently: the session does not end until the player exists the session, the fisherman runs out of stamina, or the player spends too long trying to reel in a single fish. In the latter two cases the fish currently on the line is lost, but there are no other penalties.

As a normal fishing session proceeds, larger and more valuable fish will appear, with the largest only appearing after quite a few catches. The smallest class of fish will eventually stop appearing entirely in a prolonged session, meaning it is important to catch them while they are around if aiming for the trophy / achievement for completing the fish guide in the HD versions. Exiting the session and restarting will reset progress through the fish size scale and return to the smallest types. Aside from the 99 inventory spaces for each fish, there is no limit to how many fish can be caught in a non-plot session. Time continues to pass while fishing and the day / night cycle operates as normal, if not perhaps even a little faster: unlike in normal gameplay, there are no cutscenes for day / night transitions.

As a fish becomes more valuable, there will be alterations to its behaviour when hooked: it will move faster, swim away faster when not "sweating," and change direction more frequently, with very high level fish sometimes thrashing from side to side. Large fish also make the fisherman's stress bar narrower (decreasing the size of the green "sweet spot" area), make the pointer in the stress bar move faster, and deplete stamina at a higher rate when in the red. There are a few fish with special behaviours: for example, the Giant Catfish is extremely slow, but also slow to pull in, and adds an inertia effect to the stress meter so that if the meter is in the red it will stay there much longer than usual.

Where to sell fish

Almost any merchant (except for the Demon Fang traders) will buy Amaterasu's fish from her, but some types of fish sell for more at Taka Pass. Even more types of fish can be sold at this special higher price to the Tool Dealer in the Commoner's District of Sei'an City. Also note that, with three exceptions, fish caught in Kamui are sold at the same price everywhere. See the chart below for more information.

Fish

Amaterasu's fish list can be viewed from the scroll section of the main fan menu, although she cannot check it or other menu/inventory information during the middle of a fishing session. The list starts out blank, but gradually fills in with each new fish type that is caught and the number of them in Amaterasu's current inventory. Once caught, each fish type remains on the list even if she sells off all of those fish and no longer have any of that type. The fish list carries over into a New Game+.

In addition to the three-tiered size approximations in the chart below, the game also has a four-tiered size system according to the music played when the fish is pulled in. According to the music clip labels in the "Gifts from Issun" jukebox unlocked after the first playthrough, the sizes are (in order from smallest to largest) "Nice!", "Great!", "Fantastic!" and "Awesome!".

The game is fairly generous in what it considers "day" and "night:" night fish can also be caught in the early part of the morning, and day fish early at night.

Name of fish Image Size
(slashes needed)
Location Time found Sell price
(Bonus sell price and merchant)
Notes
1. River Crab
(「サワガニ」?; sawagani; Japanese freshwater crab)
River Crab Small (1 slash)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥100 (¥150 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
2. Crawfish
(「ザリガニ」?; zarigani; crayfish)
Crawfish Medium (1 slash)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥450 (¥700 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
3. Black Bass
(「ブラックバス」?; burakku basu; black bass)
Black Bass Medium (1 slash)
Sei'an City
Day or night
¥1,600(¥2,400 in Sei'an City) N/A
4. Killifish
(「メダカ」?; medaka; killifish)
Killifish Small (1 slash)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥200 (¥300 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
5. Smelt
(「ワカサギ」?; wakasagi; Japanese pond smelt)
Smelt Small (1 slash)
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥300 (¥450 in Sei'an City) N/A
6. Goby
(「ハゼ」?; haze; goby)
Goby Medium (1 slash)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥500 (¥750 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
7. Sweetfish
(「アユ」?; ayu; sweetfish)
Sweetfish Medium (1 slash)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥950 (¥1,400 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
8. Trout
(「ヤマメ」?; yamame; landlocked masu salmon)
Trout Medium (1 slash)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥1,000 (¥1,500 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
9. Catfish
(「ナマズ」?; namazu; Japanese catfish)
Catfish Large (2 slashes)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Night Only
¥2,000 (¥3,000 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
10. Loach
(「ドジョウ」?; dojō; loach)
Loach Small (1 slash)
Sei'an City
Night Only
¥800 (¥1,200 in Sei'an City) N/A
11. Freshwater Eel
(「ウナギ」?; unagi; Japanese eel)
Freshwater Eel Medium (1 slash)
Sei'an City
Night Only
¥1,700 (¥2,600 in Sei'an City) N/A
12. Huchen
(「イトウ」?; itō; Japanese huchen)
Huchen Large (3 slashes)
Agata Forest
Sei’an City
Day & Night
¥2,900 (¥4,400 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
13. Robalo
(「アカメ」?; akame; Japanese Lates)
Robalo Medium (2 slashes)
Sei'an City
Night Only
¥3,700 (¥5,600 in Sei’an City) N/A
14. Koi
(「ニシキゴイ」?; nishikigoi; colored carp)
Koi Medium (2 slashes)
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥3,600 (5,400 in Sei'an City) N/A
15. Salmon
(「シャケ」?; shake; salmon)
Salmon Large (2 slashes)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day Only
¥1,950 (¥2,900 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
16. Sturgeon
(「チョウザメ」?; chōzame; greem sturgeon)
Sturgeon Large (3 slashes)
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥6,700 (¥9,700 in Sei'an City) N/A
17. Giant Catfish
(「大ナマズ」?; ōnamasu; great catfish)
Giant Catfish Large (3 slashes)
Sei'an City
Night Only
¥6,800 (¥9,800 in Sei'an City) N/A
18. Mountain Trout
(「滝太郎」?; takitarou; fish that swims as fast as the waterfalls)
Mountain Trout Large (3 slashes)
Agata Forest
Sei'an City
Day Only
¥3,000 (¥4,500 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) N/A
19. Cutlass Fish
(「太刀魚」?; tachiuo; largehead hairtail)
Cutlass Fish Large (3 slashes)
Sei'an City
Day & Night
¥10,000(¥15,000 in Sei'an City) Story-related – 1 per playthrough.
20. Giant Salmon
(「大シャケ」?; ōshake; great salmon)
Giant Salmon Large (1 slash)
Agata Forest
Day & Night
¥4,900 (¥7,400 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) Story-related – 1 per playthrough.
21. Whopper
(「畳頭」?; jōzu; vacant head)
Whopper Large (2 slashes)
Agata Forest
Day & Night
¥5,000 (¥7,500 in Taka Pass & Sei'an City) Story-related – 1 per playthrough.
22. Starfish
(「ヒトデ」?; hitode; starfish)
Starfish Small (1 slash)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day & Night
¥400 (¥800 in Sei'an City) N/A
23. Moray
(「ウツボ」?; utsubo; moray)
Moray Medium (2 slashes)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day & Night
¥3,800 (¥5,700 in Sei'an City) N/A
24. Loggerhead Turtle
(「アカウミガメ」?; akaumigame; loggerhead turtle)
Loggerhead Turtle Medium (2 slashes)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day & Night
¥3,900 (¥5,900 in Sei'an City) N/A
25. Sunfish
(「マンボウ」?; manbō; ocean sunfish)
Sunfish Large (3 slashes)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day & Night
¥6,900 (¥9,900 in Sei'an City) N/A
26. Nautilus
(「オウムガイ」?; ōmugai; chambered nautilus)
Nautilus Medium (1 slash)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Kamui
Night Only
¥2,100 (¥3,200 in Sei'an City) N/A
27. Clownfish
(「クマノミ」?; kumanomi; clownfish)
Clownfish Small (1 slash)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day & Night
¥350 (¥550 in Sei'an City) N/A
28. Scallop
(「ホタテ」?; hotate; Japanese scallop)
Scallop Small (1 slash)
Kamui
Day & Night
¥550 * N/A
29. Sea Horse
(「タツノオトシゴ」?; tatsunootoshigo; seahorse)
Sea Horse Small (1 slash)
Kamui
Day & Night
¥600 * N/A
30. Blowfish
(「フグ」?; fugu; puffer fish)
Blowfish Small (1 slash)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Kamui
Day & Night
¥1,100 (¥1,700 in Sei'an City) N/A
31. Monkfish
(「アンコウ」?; ankō; monkfish)
Monkfish Medium (2 slashes)
Kamui
Night Only
¥8,000 * N/A
32. Octopus
(「タコ」?; tako; octopus)
Octopus Medium (1 slash)
Kamui
Day & Night
¥3,000 * N/A
33. Yellowtail
(「ハマチ」?; hamachi; yellowtail)
Yellowtail Medium (2 slashes)
Kamui
Day & Night
¥7,500 * N/A
34. Flying Fish
(「トビウオ」?; tobiuo; Japanese flying fish)
Flying Fish Small (1 slash)
Kamui
Night Only
¥1,500 * N/A
35. Squid
(「イカ」?; ika; squid)
Squid Medium (1 slash)
Kamui
Day & Night
¥2,500 * N/A
36. Bonito
(「カツオ」?; katsuo; skipjack tuna)
Bonito Medium (2 slashes)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Night Only
¥4,000 (¥6,000 in Sei'an City) N/A
37. Red Snapper
(「鯛」?; tai; porgy)
Red Snapper Medium (1 slash)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day & Night
¥1,800 (¥2,700 in Sei'an City) N/A
38. Lobster
(「伊勢海老」?; iseebi; spiny lobster)
Lobster Medium (1 slash)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Night Only
¥1,900 (¥2,900 in Sei'an City) N/A
39. Striped Snapper
(「縦縞キンチャク鯛」?; tatejimakinchakudai; Emperor Angelfish)
Striped Snapper Medium (1 slash)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day Only
¥900 (¥1,400 in Sei'an City) The reason for the incorrect difference between the names in English and Japanese is unknown
40. Supreme Tuna
(「本マグロ」?; honmaguro; Pacific bluefin tuna)
Supreme Tuna Large (3 slashes)
Kamui
Day Only
¥14,000 * N/A
41. Manta
(「オニイトマキエイ」?; oniitomakiei; manta ray)
Manta Large (3 slashes)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Day Only
¥7,000 (¥10,000 in Sei'an City) N/A
42. Oarfish
(「竜宮の使い」?; ryuuguu no tsukai; Dragon Palace's Envoy)
Oarfish Large (3 slashes)
Kamui
Day & Night
¥15,000 * N/A
43. Marlin
(「カジキマグロ」?; kajikimaguro; marlin tuna)
Marlin Large (3 slashes)
N. Ryoshima Coast
Kamui
Night Only **
¥12,000 (¥18,000 in Sei'an City) Sidequest at North Ryoshima Coast to obtain Whirlwind.

* Note: All fish which are part of the set that can only be caught in Kamui (Nautilus (#26), Blowfish (#30), and Marlin (#43) being the exceptions, since they can also be caught at North Ryoshima Coast) do not have a special sell price increase at merchants who normally pay more for fish.
** Note: Only applies in Kamui, the North Ryoshima Coast Marlin will appear in the third round regardless of the time of day.