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A Round by the Pond in NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition

A Round by the Pond31 (15)

20 different kinds of fish caught.

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Achievement won on 07 Jul 18
TA Score for this game: 1,770
Posted on 26 July 18 at 18:43
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For those looking to get 100% in fishing to fully complete their Intel, I will include a guide on how to catch all 41 fish in the game. This is NOT needed for the achievement! The achievement only requires you to catch 20 fish. However, if you are a completionist or simply want a simple list to make catching your 20 easier, then this is for you.

Fishing is extremely simple in this game; no wrangling or skill required, just RNG. Simply hold cn_B in front a body of water (and oil in the Desert) to enter the fishing mode, and press cn_A or any of the triggers to cast. Once your pod gets pulled underwater, quickly press cn_A or the triggers to reel. There are some other slight mechanics, such as your line not moving in a running stream or slightly moving back and forth in quick succession, which are also small windows of chance that you can reel. However you will mostly be looking for your pod to get pulled underwater. There is also a noticeable splash sound, in case you are not paying attention to the screen, as well.

Did I mention RNG? RNG plays a huge factor here, unfortunately. The longest I have spent looking for a fish (Swordfish Machine) was 2 hours but for some people it has taken 6-8 hours to find a specific fish. Don't give up! Also, many of these fish are common throughout multiple areas and you will get them while hunting the more rarer, specific fish.

A few things regarding the locations I will list:

(Missle) means the waters closest to the missle The Flooded City (the one you had to defend in the story). I usually fished closest to the waterfall to the right of the missle.

(Coast) means the body of water from any edge in The Flooded City that extends out to the horizon, i.e., not near the missle or in between the sunken buildings.

*I only fished in three areas in The Flooded city for the local fish: Near the waterfall closest to the missle, near the "coast" right to the left of the missle (if facing the missle, all the way to the left where you can look out and see a large body of water), and near the beginning before you cross the sunken buildings (from entering the flooded city just go straight until you reach the coast).

(Desert: Oil Field) means the giant oil spill literally right next to the Desert Oil Field access point. When you warp there it should be visible to your right. This was one of the last access points I unlocked because it is a bit out of the way from the main story.

(Sewers) means the sewers that connect the City Ruins to the Amusement park. You should know this area from just playing the game.

(Emil's Underground Hideout Pond) means the stagnant, bright body of water that is hard to miss once you go deep down underground to...visit Emil.

(Desert Oasis) means the oasis in the desert you go to for that quest that involves taking three photos. Easier to see if you have the quest active or can look on YouTube for a quest map marker. You will face an invisible sand storm wall but you can go counter-clockwise around it, or slightly right from the guy that gives the artifact quest. This one is probably the hardest to explain without a video...

Here we go:

Fish name | Location (rarity) | Sell price to vendors

Arowana | Forest Rivers (semi-rare, hard to find but you can get plenty while fishing in the Oasis for the Beetle fish, IIRC. I personally first caught this and the machine variant in the underground ravine where you kill robots for the Lord of the Valley quest in the Forest) | 1500G

Twinfish | Emil's Underground Hideout Pond (semi-rare) | 2500G

Killifish | City Ruins (common, also in Emils UHP) | 1000G

Carp | City Ruins (common, can be found many places) | 1000G

Bloat Fish | Emil's Underground Hideout (semi-rare) | 2500G

Koi Carp | City Ruins (common, can be found many places) | 2500G

Fur Carp | Forest Rivers (seems common enough to me) | 3000G

Freshwater Ray | Amusement Park bridge (AFTER boss, semi-rare)| 4000G

Arapaima | Forest Rivers (uncommon) | 4000G

Oil Sardine | Desert Oil Field (common) | 3500G

Water Flea | Flooded City (Coast, common, you're going to hate these guys after a while) | 500G

Twoface | Flooded City (Coast, semi-rare) | 2000G

Coelacanth | Flooded City (Coast, semi-rare) | 3500G

Blowfish | Flooded City (Coast, uncommon?) | 2000G

Swordfish | Flooded City (Missile, VERY RARE) | 5000G

Mackerel | Flooded City (Coast, common) | 500G

Horseshoe Crab | Flooded City (Coast, uncommon?) | 1500G

Beetle Fish | Desert Oasis (VERY RARE) | 7500G

Starfish | Flooded City (Coast, common)| 1000G

Bream | Flooded City (Coast, common) | 3000G

Basking Shark | Flooded City (Missile, uncommon. You'll get plenty while looking for both Swordfish variants) | 6000G

Killifish Machine | (City Ruins/Desert Oil Field, semi-rare: I spent an hour at the oil fields because I saw someone get it in a video but had no luck. Then I tried the small, shallow body of water near the entrance to the Resistance Camp and got one in 3 minutes) | 500G

Koi Carp Machine | City Ruins/Desert Oil Field (common) | 2500G

Arapaima Machine | Forest Rivers (uncommon/semi-rare) | 4000G

Carp Machine | City Ruins/Desert Oil Field (common) | 2500G

Bloat Fish Machine | Forest Rivers/Desert Oil Field (uncommon, I got mine in the oil field) | 3000G

Blowfish Machine | Flooded City (common) | 2000G

Swordfish Machine | Flooded City (Missile, VERY RARE, was my last fish) | 5000G

Starfish Machine | Flooded City/Desert Oil Field (Coast, common) | 2000G

Bream Machine | Flooded City (Coast, common) | 2000G

Coelacanth Machine | Flooded City (Missile, uncommon, you'll get plenty hunting for both swordfish variants) | 3500G

Mackerel Machine | Flooded City (Coast, common) | 500G

Horseshoe Crab Machine | Flooded City (Coast, semi-rare) | 1500G

Arowana Machine | Forest Rivers (semi-rare, I personally first caught this and the regular variant in the underground ravine where you kill robots for the Lord of the Valley quest in the Forest) | 2000G

Basking Shark Machine | Flooded City (Missile, uncommon) | 6000G

Freshwater Ray Machine | Amusement Park bridge (AFTER BOSS, semi-rare) | 5000G

Machine Lifeform Head | Can be found anywhere (VERY RARE but you will likely have a few from grinding the other fish. I got 2 back to back in the oil field and a few at the missle location, as well) | 7500G

Tire | Sewers (common, you can find these in other places while grinding for other fish but it is very common in the sewers) | 1500G

Gas Cylinder | Sewers (common, you can find these in other places while grinding for other fish but it is very common in the sewers) | 1500G

Battery | Sewers (common, you can find these in other places while grinding for other fish but it is very common in the sewers) | 1500G

Broken Firearm | Sewers (common, you can find these in other places while grinding for other fish but it is very common in the sewers) | 1500G

Remember, RNG might hate you but it will pay off in the end. Excuse my formatting as I am doing this on my phone and it is kind of hard. All locations are from personal experience as I found the wiki to be missing information and couldn't guarantee some of it's locations.

Here is a video that might be useful for some of those peskier fish:



I hope I helped.
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