There are several different ways you can spend your days in Palia, with fishing being one of the more relaxing and enjoyable ones. To ensure you can make the most of this pastime and catch every last type of fish, we’ve put together our ultimate Palia fishing guide!
Luckily, fishing in Palia is much more engaging than it is in other games of the same genre. Not only is it fun to grind, but it also provides resources that you’ll need through the game anyway. It’s also a crucial part of the first bundle you need to complete in Palia’s story.
Here’s everything you need to know about fishing in Palia.
Your Guide to Fishing in Palia
You’ll receive a fishing rod as part of an early quest in Palia, and when you equip it for the first time, the game will give you a little tutorial. However, in case you’ve forgotten or the tutorial didn’t make much sense, here’s a brief rundown of how fishing in Palia works.
How to Fish
First, you equip your fishing rod with ‘R’ like you would any other tool. From there, you can hold down left-click to determine how far you want to throw your line. You’ll aim beforehand by moving the mouse around (essentially just looking in the direction you want to cast your rod).
Once you’ve got the line in the water, it’s time to wait for a fish to bite. A fish may nibble at the line and cause it to bob, but wait until it fully submerses before pressing left-click again.
Once you’ve got a fish on your hook, you’ll need to keep it in the green circle that pops up. When it’s in the green circle, you can hold down left-click to reel the line in. However, if the circle turns red (which happens when the fish gets out of the circle or is jumping in the air), you need to stop reeling in or the fish may break free. The bottom of the screen will have a health bar for your rod, and once it’s depleted, the fish will escape to live another day.
You’ll also need to move the mouse to track the fish while reeling it in. It may sound a bit complicated, but it’s much easier in practice than it looks on paper.
The better your fishing rod is, the larger the circle is – this is key to fishing easily in Palia. This also allows you to catch bigger and better fish. While it’s possible to catch the rarest fish on the beginner’s rod, you’ll have to work incredibly hard to do so, and it’s going to be far more difficult than it needs to be.
Fishing Supplies & Upgrades
While you can technically fish anywhere with your beginner’s rod, you’ll want to get better equipment and use bait in order to catch everything Palia has to offer.
There are currently two types of bait available in Palia – Worms and Glow Worms. Worms can be bought from Zeki’s General Store. They’re an easy way to quickly get bigger and better fish. You can also farm them by crafting a Worm Farm (which you can buy from Einar at Fishing Level 4).
Glow Worms can be bought from Einar, and they can also be farmed with a Glow Worm Farm. In order to unlock the recipe to craft one, you’ll need to be Fishing Level 7 and buy it from Einar.
When it comes to fishing rods, you technically start out with a Makeshift Rod. As your Fishing Level increases, you can buy better rod recipes from Einarr. These rods have more health and can reel fish in quicker, making fishing a lot easier once you craft these upgrades.
Here’s every fishing rod recipe you can get in Palia and how to make them:
- Standard Rod: 250 Hold, 1 Makeshift Rod, 20 Sapwood Plank, 5 Copper Bar
- Fine Rod: 1,500 Gold, 1 Standard Rod, 10 Heartwood Plank, 5 Iron Bar
- Exquisite Rod: 3,000 Gold, 1 Fine Rod, 5 Flow-Infused Plank, 2 Palium Bar
If you happen to like the look of a specific rod’s bobber, you can also purchase the bobbers from Einarr separately to customize your rod.
You can also buy different equipable hooks that give various bonuses and buffs to fishing in Palia. You can choose whichever one best helps with what you struggle with.
These are all the different hooks available to buy from Einar:
- Minor Rod Health Booster
- Major Hook Time Booster
- Major Rod Recovery Booster
- Major Safe Zone Size Booster
- Major Safe Zone Speed Booster
Multiplayer Fishing Buffs
Since Palia is an MMO and meant to be played with others, there’s a little bit of incentive for being near other people. If you’re playing near other players, then all the players will get increased experience when they catch a fish.
If you’re playing near friends, then you can also catch fish quicker. This is a 10% buff to how quickly a fish will hook onto your line, and it can stack up to five times. While this doesn’t directly affect the amount of experience you get, it does make it so that you can catch fish more quickly and get more experience over time.
All Fish Locations & Requirements in Palia
NPCs and quests will often require you to retrieve specific fish, so it’s good to know which locations in Palia contain what fish and the requirements (namely time of day and type of bait) needed to catch them.
Here’s a guide to all the fishing locations in Palia, what fish are located where, and their requirements:
- Alligator Gar (Worm)
- Ancient Fish (Complete Vault of Waves, Glow Worm)
- Beluga Sturgeon (Glow Worm)
- Enchanted Pupfish (Glow Worm)
- Giant Kilima Stingray (Morning/Day/Evening, Glow Worm)
- Largemouth Bass (Worm)
- Midnight Paddlefish (Night, Glow Worm)
- Painted Perch (Worm)
- Prism Trout (Morning/Day, Worm)
- Shimmerfin (Worm)
- Smallmouth Bass (Worm)
- Striped Sturgeon (Evening/Night, Worm)
- Channel Catfish
- Crucian Carp (Glow Worm)
- Energized Piranha (Worm)
- Flametongue Ray (Morning/Day, Glow Worm)
- Freshwater Eel (Evening/Night, Worm)
- Golden Salmon (Morning/Day, Worm)
- Honey Loach (Day/Night, Glow Worm)
- Indigo Lamprey (Evening/Night, Glow Worm)
- Kenli’s Carp (Glow Worm)
- Kilima Greyling (Glow Worm)
- Platinum Chad (Glow Worm)
- Radiant Sunfish (Worm)
- Rainbow Trout
- Red-bellied Piranha (Worm)
- Silver Salmon (Evening/Night)
- Spotted Bullhead
- Stickleback (Morning/Day, Worm)
- Striped Dace
- Calico Koi
- Cantankerous Koi (Day/Night)
- Cloudfish (Morning/Day, Glow Worm)
- Fairy Carp (Morning/Evening, Worm)
- Giant Goldfish (Glow Worm)
- Kilima Catfish (Worm)
- Mirror Carp (Worm)
- Mottled Gobi (Glow Worm)
- Orange Bluegill (Worm)
- Scarlet Koi (Glow Worm)
- Stalking Catfish (Evening/Night, Glow Worm)
- Albino Eel (Worm)
- Bat Ray (Worm)
- Blobfish (Glow Worm)
- Crimson Fangtooth (Glow Worm)
- Eyeless Minnow
- Hypnotic Moray (Glow Worm)
- Mutated Angler (Worm)
- Stonefish (Glow Worm)
- Umbran Carp
- Void Ray (Glow Worm)
- Bahari Bass
- Bahari Bream (Worm)
- Barracuda (Evening/Night)
- Black Sea Bass (Glow Worm)
- Blue Marlin (Worm)
- Blue Spotted Ray (Morning/Day/Evening, Glow Worm)
- Bluefin Tuna (Worm)
- Cactus Moray (Day/Night, Glow Worm)
- Long Nosed Unicorn Fish (Day, Glow Worm)
- Ribbontail Ray (Morning/Evening, Worm)
- Yellowfin Tuna (Glow Worm)
- Bahari Pike (Glow Worm)
- Chub (Glow Worm)
- Cutthroat Trout (Worm)
- Dawnray (Morning)
- Duskray (Evening)
- Fathead Minnow (Glow Worm)
- Kilima Redfin (Worm)
- Oily Anchovy (Worm)
- Paddlefish (Morning/Day/Evening, Worm)
- Rosy Bitterling
- Silvery Minnow
- Stormray (Morning/Evening, Glow Worm)
- Swordfin Eel (Glow Worm)
- Thundering Eel (Worm)
- Willow Lamprey (Night, Worm)
- Yellow Perch
Fish Needed for Bundles in Palia
So far, there are several fish required for the Vault of Waves bundle in Palia. You only need 1 of each fish listed below,
- Mutated Angler
- Void Ray
- Blue Marlin
- Giant Goldfish
- Enchanted Pupfish
- Long Nosed Unicorn Fish
Join the High Ground!
That concludes our guide to fishing Palia! You should now know everything you need to reel in every aquatic life-form in the game. The pastime is fun and nets you great resources for the rest of the game – making recipes with the fish you catch can help you progress even quicker by keeping your Focus up.
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Good luck fishing!