Fishing Rods are a set of key items which allow players to fish for Pokémon. A total of 3 fishing rods are available in most of the core Pokémon games. As of now, the Old Rod and the Good Rod are available in Pokémon Brick Bronze.


To use the fishing rods, stand near the water and click on the water surface. A menu will pop up, click on "Old Rod" to cast the fishing rod. When an exclamation mark appears above the player's head, it indicates a Pokémon is biting — click immediately to reel in the Pokémon, and a battle will start promptly. If the player reels in too slow after the exclamation mark pops up, the Pokémon will get away. Also, if the player reels in too early, without any Pokémon biting, he or she has to try again as well.

Occasionally, nothing will bite the player's bait, and he or she needs to retry. Conveniently, having a Pokémon with the Ability Suction Cups leading the party can ensure that Pokémon will bite most of the time. The only exception is the secret pond on Route 8, where there is always nothing to fish for.

Chain Fishing

Chain Fishing, or Consecutive Fishing, is a feature implemented in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for trainers to fish repeatedly without moving, so that they can have a higher chance to hook up Shiny Pokémon. This is brought into Pokémon Brick Bronze but works differently such that when the player reaches certain milestones on Consecutive Fishing, the Shiny Pokémon encounter rate racks up until the player either breaks the chain or reels in a Shiny Pokémon. The Consecutive Fishing-boosted Shiny rate stacks with the corresponding Ro-Power and Game Pass, as follows:

MilestoneShiny Pokémon encounter rate
No boostShiny CharmRo-PowerShiny Charm + Ro-Power

To keep the chain running, the player must not move from the spot via WASD or arrow keys, HMs Fly and Surf, or "Get Unstuck" option. Spinning from casting the fishing rod does not count towards moving. If the player reels in too early, too late or hooks up nothing, the chain also breaks, making it vital to lead the player's party with a Pokémon possessing Ability Suction Cups to guarantee a bite.


IconRodObtaining Location
Old Rod
Old Rod Talk to the fisherman in a house opposite to Route 8 exit at Lagoona Lake.
Good Rod
Good Rod Talk to the fisherman on an island opposite to Silver Cove entrance on Rosecove Beach. Requires HM Surf.


Note: If a Pokémon can be found in multiple locations, only the first accessible location will be listed. Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known.

Old Rod

All Pokémon are encountered at Lv. 10.

Magikarp Water
Magikarp-M XY
Mitis Town Common
Barboach WaterGround
Barboach XY
Route 2 Rare
Shellder Water
Shellder XY
Glistening Grotto Uncommon
Tympole Water
Tympole XY
Route 7 Uncommon
Corphish Water
Corphish XY
Goldeen Water
Goldeen-M XY
Lagoona Lake Rare
Tentacool WaterPoison
Tentacool XY
Rosecove Beach Common
Finneon Water
Finneon-F XY
Feebas Water
Feebas XY
Fortulose Manor Rare
Chinchou WaterElectric
Chinchou XY
Cragonos Mines Rare
Qwilfish WaterPoison
Qwilfish XY
Route 12 Very Rare
Spheal IceWater
Spheal XY
Route 15 Uncommon
Seel Water
Seel XY
Bergmite Ice
Bergmite XY
Very Rare
1/70 (Appr. 1.43%)

Good Rod

All Pokémon are encountered at Lv. 20.

Relicanth WaterRock
Relicanth XY
Glistening Grotto Very Rare
Dratini Dragon
Dratini XY
Grove of Dreams Very Rare