"That's a Hyrule Bass! Competition is fierce to catch a record size of this fishing hole standard!"
— In-game description

Hyrule Bass, also known as Hylian Bass, is a recurring animal in The Legend of Zelda series. It is a type of fish that resemble normal bass with red eyes and have a strange pattern on their side.


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Hyrule Basses can be caught at the Fishing Hole, Eldin Spring, and some hidden areas. Unlike the Ordon Catfish, Hyrule Bass will leap out of the water in an attempt to throw off the hook. It is known that Hena and Iza both caught a Hyrule Bass at one point.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild Fish Hyrule Bass

A Hyrule Bass from Breath of the Wild

"An ordinary fish that can be found all over Hyrule. It can be eaten raw, but cooking it amplifies its healing benefits."
— In-game description

Hyrule Basses are ordinary fish that can be found all over Hyrule. They can be eaten raw or cooked, its healing effects are amplified when cooked. It is a curative item that restores Link's health by refilling one Heart Container. Link can cook with it on an open flame or a very hot surface to make a Roasted Bass which restores one and half heart containers, or prepare a Frozen Bass which restores two heart containers. He can throw a Hyrule Bass into a cooking pot to prepare a Fish Skewer healing two Heart Containers.

According to their description, Staminoka Bass are Hyrule Bass which grew bigger by never getting caught, and have a long life.

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors Legends

Hyrule Bass appear as a Food item for Companion Fairies and is classified as a Fish-based food. Like all food items, there are 3 different grades: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Food Grade Level

  • Bronze Food - Hyrule Bass
  • Silver Food - Tasty Hyrule Bass
  • Gold Food - Delicious Hyrule Bass

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Ocarina of Time Fish Bass (Render)

The Hyrule Bass resembles the unnamed species of bass-like fish that appear in the Fishing Pond in Ocarina of Time and the Termina Bass from Majora's Mask 3D (which resemble the same unnamed bass-like species from Ocarina of Time 3D). Though unconfirmed, it is possible that the unnamed species are actually Hyrule Bass and that the Termina Bass is its Terminan counterpart.

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