Link fishing in Ocarina of Time
|First appearance||Link's Awakening (1993)|
Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask 3D
(Ocarina of Time)
Various other locations
(Majora's Mask 3D)
Swamp Fishing Hole
Ocean Fishing Hole
(Ocarina of Time)
(Majora's Mask 3D)
- "How about some fishing, little buddy? I'll only charge you 10 Rupees..."
- — Fisherman
Link can fish at the Fishing Pond in Mabe Village. If he manages to catch the big fish underneath the ridge, he is rewarded with a Piece of Heart. Fishing costs ten Rupees to play. Link can win five Rupees for catching a small fish and twenty for catching one of the two big fish.
Link can fish in the Fishing Pond near Lake Hylia. His biggest catch will be stored in the fish tank near the entrance, unless he catches the legendary Hylian Loach, which the Pond Owner releases. If Link has the Stone of Agony, and the controller has a Rumble Pack attached, the controller will vibrate in response to fish biting the rod.
If Link catches a fish weighing 9 pounds or more as a child, he will be rewarded with a Piece of Heart. As an adult, if Link catches a fish weighing 16 pounds or more, the Pond Owner will give him the Golden Scale. The largest fish can usually be found in the middle of the pond, or near the curved log. To reduce the distance from fish, Link can slowly walk into the water until it is about up to his shoulders. This allows him to reel fish in faster.
Interestingly, Link can fish in lava, but he will not catch anything. Also, if Link fishes in certain areas, he can catch Bomb Fish or Skullfish, the former increasing Link's supply of Water Bombs by one. Skullfish will not be recorded in the journal, because they are 'forbidden'. Humorously, the Fishing Rod can also be used to distract Ganondorf during the final duel.
Link is given the Fishing Rod by the Old Wayfarer. Once received, Link can cast his line in the Great Sea to catch various fish. A sidequest can be completed in which Link catches every kind of fish in the Great Sea: Skippyjack, Toona, Loovar, Rusty Swordfish, and Neptoona. Upon catching every kind of fish, Link is given a Heart Container as a reward.
Two fishing holes that were not previously in Majora's Mask are in Majora's Mask 3D: the Swamp Fishing Hole and the Ocean Fishing Hole. Link must pay 50 Rupees or use a Fishing Hole Pass to fish. Link can use either a standard rod or one with the Sinking Lure. Each hole has 10 different fish types. Link can also wear the Fierce Deity Mask inside, but the Pond Owner will not let Link out, fearing he will scare away his fishers and wondering how Link even entered the fishing pond.
The leitmotif of Kakariko Village is exclusive to both Fishing Holes; nowhere else can the song be heard.
Although it never made it into the final product, Shigeru Miyamoto told Famitsu that there was going to be a fishing mini-game. In the game, Link would be fishing for the legendary Jabu-Jabu. If he managed to catch the giant fish it would have effects such as halting the fall of the Moon.
|Bellum · Ciela · Linebeck · Link · Ocean King · Oshus · Tetra|
—Full list of characters
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|Bannan Island · Cannon Island · Goron Island · Harrow Island · Isle of Ember · Isle of Frost · Isle of Gust · Isle of Ruins · Isle of the Dead · Mercay Island · Molida Island · Zauz's Island|
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|Oshus's Sword · Wooden Shield · Boomerang · Bombs · Bow · Bombchus · Grappling Hook · Hammer · Phantom Sword · Shovel · Fishing Rod|
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