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A Living Fossil

Capture a fish known as "the living fossil."

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Achievement Guide for Secret Achievement

  • Maka91Maka91989,518
    29 Jan 2018 30 Jan 2018
    64 1 5
    Start an expedition to Rotten Vale Central Camp (11), which is available after unlocking five-star assignments. Once here, you'll want to go to Area 15, and you can find a small blue pond near the end of the trail. Look into this pond, and there is a random chance that a Petricanths will spawn, which is the living fossil fish that we are going after. it's a dark fish with glowing blue spots on it (seen on the video thumbnail).

    If it spawns, take out your fishing rod and catch it. Mash cn_B the whole time you're reeling it in, and follow the on-screen directional presses as well. Once caught, the achievement will unlock. If you are having trouble with the fish, you can try using a Baitbug in order to make fishing a little easier.

    If the fish does not spawn in this pond, you will want to fast travel back to Astera, and then start your expedition over again to see if it spawns in. Rinse and Repeat until it spawns.
  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV138,688
    29 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2018
    14 1 0
    Start an expedition to Rotten Vale (Central camp). From here go to the position in the video / picture and you will find a very small blue pond and inside this pond golden fishes.
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    In this pond the rare fish known as "the living fossil" appears. Unfortunaley it is luck if the fish there or not. If the fish not in this pond, leave Rotten Vale and travel to a other area like Ancient Forest and come back. Honestly I personal needed over one hour that the fish appeared.

    The location is really close to another capture a (rare) yxz creature achievement. So check both locations in one run to save a lot of time!
    Monster Hunter: WorldSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Monster Hunter: World worth 119 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
  • CVmaniacCVmaniac123,007
    17 Mar 2018 23 Mar 2018
    5 0 0
    The other place you can get this particular fish is in Elder Recess camp that is in Zone 8. I found him at the lake here after about an hour or two of fishing it dry. I caught the Petricanth and popped the achievement only to find the Piscine Researcher in the Rotten Vale later on who gave me the quest to catch it.
  • TheeFlatlanderTheeFlatlander116,071
    08 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
    3 3 2
    PSA
    The other solutions are great. I used them. But please note that there is a bounty associated with catching this critter. So save youself a headache and wait until you have the bounty before atempting.
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