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Fishing Rods are a set of key items which allow players to fish for Pokémon that may not be found by any other way. A total of 3 fishing rods are available in most of the core Pokémon games. As of now, Old and Good Rods are available in Pokémon Brick Bronze.

Instructions

To use the fishing rods, stand near the water and click on the water surface. A menu will pop up, click on "Old Rod" or "Good 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 flee 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 hook, and he or she needs to retry. Conveniently, having a Pokémon with the Abilities Suction Cups or Sticky Hold leading the party can ensure that Pokémon will bite all 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
01/40961/20481/2561/128
251/37841/18921/2371/118
501/28961/14481/1811/90
751/15671/7831/981/49
1001/1021/511/61/3

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

Rods

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 the Silver Cove entrance on Rosecove Beach. Requires HM3 Surf.

Pokémon

Note: If a Pokémon evolutionary family can be found in multiple locations, only the first accessible location of the Base Form Pokémon will be listed. Some Pokémon can be more easily found with Good Rod and thus are not listed in the table for Old Rod. 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.

PokémonTypeImageLocationRarity
Magikarp Water
Magikarp-M XY
Mitis Town Common
100%
Tentacool WaterPoison
Tentacool XY
Rosecove Beach Common
Feebas Water
Feebas XY
Fortulose Manor Rare
Basculin Water
Basculin-Red XY

Red Stripe


Basculin-Blue XY

Blue Stripe

Cosmeos Valley Rare

Good Rod

All Pokémon are encountered at Lv. 20.

PokémonTypeImageLocationRarity
Barboach WaterGround
Barboach XY
Route 2 Common
Shellder Water
Shellder XY
Glistening Grotto Uncommon
Relicanth WaterRock
Relicanth XY
Very Rare
2%
Tympole Water
Tympole XY
Route 7 Common
Corphish Water
Corphish XY
Uncommon
Goldeen Water
Goldeen-M XY
Lagoona Lake Common
Finneon Water
Finneon-F XY
Rosecove Beach Uncommon
Dratini Dragon
Dratini XY
Grove of Dreams Very Rare
2%
Chinchou WaterElectric
Chinchou XY
Cragonos Mines Rare
17%
Qwilfish WaterPoison
Qwilfish XY
Route 12 Rare
Spheal IceWater
Spheal XY
Route 15 Common
Seel Water
Seel XY
Uncommon
Bergmite Ice
Bergmite XY
Rare
Luvdisc Water
Luvdisc XY
Cosmeos Valley Very Rare
4.3%
Mareanie WaterPoison
Mareanie SM
Lost Islands Very Rare
1.2%
Wishiwashi
School Form
Water Wishiwashi-School SM Lost Islands - Deep Jungle Very Rare
1.8%

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