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Ys 8: Lacrimosa Of Dana – Complete Guide To Fishing

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There are plenty of side activities to tackle in Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana, with Fishing being amongst the most rewarding. You will get to fill out your Fish Entry Log for the "Reel Big Fisherman" Trophy/Achievement, feed Shoebill fish for unique rewards, and much more, making it an excellent way to spend your time in the game.

However, that is easier said and done, as there are 28 different Fish to catch across the vast Isle of Seiren, each being designated to only a handful of Fishing Spots. If you want to snag all Fish, you will have to be committed, especially when it comes to the four Lord Fish that are rare to come by and extremely complicated to catch.

Fishing Overview

As with most JRPGs, Fishing is Ys 8 is a full-blown mini-game, having you seek out Fishing Spots, look for shadows of Fish beneath the water's surface, then cast your line with bait in an attempt to catch one of them. If you get a bite, you will have to mash on the 'X' button (PlayStation) to reel it in, with the bigger Fish requiring you to participate in quick-time analog stick movement to keep them on the hook.

In some cases, you will also have to press both bumpers (L1 and R1) to keep your gauge from depleting from the Fish's fierce efforts to evade being caught. Even then, if you are successful in your endeavors, what has been fighting with you may not even be a Fish, as it can easily be debris or formidable monsters that will attack you the moment you pull them out of the water.

Why Should You Fish?

While not for everyone, we highly suggest that everyone take a crack at Fishing in Lacrimosa of Dana, as you will be able to obtain unique rewards that will help you tremendously, especially if you are looking to gain the 200 Reputation needed to experience the game's true ending.

Not only that, but you will also earn enough Fish to fully feed Shoebill, which gives you excellent rewards you cannot get anywhere else. Things such as the Bitter Formula, an additional Empty Bottle for Liquid Medicines, and even an extra slot for your Adventure Gear make it crucial for you to attempt to tackle.

Fishing Skill

In the grand scheme of things, there is very little you can do to increase your Fishing Skill. However, there are two accessories you can obtain that will improve your Fishing by a few points. You can find them in the table below!

Accessory Description Shop Requirements
Pearl Bead Increases Fishing Skill by +1. Alison's Tailoring
  • x1 Stalactite
  • x2 Big Pearl
Still Water Bead Raises Fishing Skill by +2 and STR by +25. Aaron's Military Arts Shop
  • x1 Rivera's Undying Flower
  • x2 Big Pearl
  • x2 Moonlight Herb
  • x4 Glow Rock

All Fish Locations

As mentioned earlier, there are 28 Fish in Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana, four of which are Lord Fish, that will offer a significant challenge to catch. The Lord Fishes are the only ones that cannot carry over to New Game+, so try to snag them before you start a new adventure. Additionally, feeding Shoebill the 24 non-Lord Fish will be enough to get all her rewards.

It's also important to point out that the first time you go to an area where a Lord Fish is, you will always encounter it, making that your only sure shot at catching it. Otherwise, you are looking at non-so-great chances, having only a five to ten percent chance to have them spawn in their respective locations.

The table below will show you where every Fish is located and which body of water in the area they reside in. The table is sorted from most common to least common, meaning the first location will always have the best odds. Additionally, we included the tiers of each Fish to show you which ones are more challenging to catch than others and easier to find. D and C tier Fish are much more common to catch than B and A tiers, with S being the rarest of the bunch.

Fish Tier Locations Body Of Water
Standard Fish
Sadina D Castaway Village Shoreline
Shoreline
Nameless Coast
White Sand Cape Shoreline
Great River Valley Estuary
Longhorn Coast Shoreline
Boleh D Castaway Village Shoreline
Nameless Coast Shoreline
White Sand Cape Shoreline
Archeozoic Chasm Pond
Blue Saddie D Castaway Village Shoreline
Great River Valley Shoreline
White Sand Cape Shoreline
Archeozoic Chasm Pond
Amana D Nameless Coast Shoreline
Great River Valley River
Pangaia Plains Pond, Night Exploration
Mt. Pinnacle Trail Lake (Underground)
Seiren Trout D Nameless Coast Pond, River, Stream
Towering Coral Forest Pond
Beast Hills Pond
Water and Wood Hills Pond
Pangaia Plains Pond, Night Exploration
Mt. Pinnacle Trail Lake (Underground)
Garvis D Nameless Coast Pond
Great River Valley Swamp
Headwater Falls Lake (Underground)
Schlamm Jungle Swamp
Lodinia Marshland Swamp
Pangaia Plains Pond
Mt. Pinnacle Trail Lake (Underground)
Robushu D Nostalgia Cape Shoreline
Nameless Coast Shoreline, Estuary
East Coast Cave Pond
White Sand Cape Shoreline
Queen Boleh C Roaring Seashore Shoreline
Nameless Coast Estuary
Nostalgia Cape Shoreline
Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Archeozoic Chasm Pond
Saman C Great River Valley Shoreline
East Coast Cave Pond
Sunrise Beach Shoreline
Odd Rock Coast Shoreline
Archeozoic Chasm Pond
Gaete Tuna C Roaring Seashore Shoreline
Sunrise Beach Shoreline
East Coast Cave Pond
Longhorn Coast Shoreline
Odd Rock Coast Shoreline
Nostalgia Cape Shoreline
Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Mirage C Eroded Valley Lake (Underground)
Headwater Falls Lake (Underground)
Waterfall Grotto River
Baja Tower Pond
Mt. Pinnacle Trail Lake (Underground)
Ryunga B Great River Valley Swamp
Towering Coral Forest Pond
Eroded Valley Lake (Underground)
Beast Hills Pond
Titis Primeval Forest Pond
Pangaia Plains Pond
Water and Wood Hills Pond
Lodinia Marshland Swamp, Pond
Mt. Gendarme Pond
Baja Tower Pond
Former Sanctuary Crypt Pond
Rowana B Beast Hills Pond, River
Pangaia Plains Pond
Lodinia Marshland Swamp
Longhorn Coast Estuary
Schlamm Jungle Swamp
Temple Approach Pond
Diplomis B Titus Primeval Pond Pond
Pangaia Plains Pond
Primordial Den Stream
Mt. Pinnacle Trail Lake (Underground)
Primordial Passage Shoreline
Mt. Gendarme Pond
Baja Tower Pond
Archaedon B Pangaia Plains Pond
Lodinia Marshland Swamp
Towal Highway Pond
Mt. Pinnacle Trail Lake (Underground)
Primordial Den Stream
Temple Approach Pond
King Saman A Lodinia Marshland Pond
Primordial Den Stream
Temple Approach Pond
Aqua Marina A Nostalgia Cape Shoreline
Sunrise Beach Shoreline
Odd Rock Coast Shoreline
East Coast Cave Pond
Solitude Island Shoreline
Archeozoic Chasm Pond
Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Piraru A Towal Highway Pond
Lodinia Marshland Swamp
Dino Styx A White Sand Cape Coastline
Nostalgia Cape Coastline
East Coast Cave Pond
Towal Highway Pond
Lodinia Marshland Swamp
Archeozoic Chasm Pond
Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Solitude Island Coastline
Goliathus A Archeozoic Chasm Pond
Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Gia Wells A Lodinia Marshland Swamp
Seren Garden River
Coalarcanth S Solitude Island Shoreline
Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Hineria S Lodinia Marshland Pond
Seren Garden River
Carcharodon S Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Lord Fish
Grand Angler S Great River Valley River
Schlamm Jungle Swamp
Towal Highway Pond
Nebulobrim S Nostalgia Cape Shoreline
Path of the Ocean Era Stream
Bulldart S Water and Wood Hills Main Quest
Lodinia Marshland Pond
Ancient Abyss S Pangaia Plains Night Exploration
Solitude Island Shoreline

Other Things You Can Fish Up

Aside from Fish, you can also snag some debris or even enemies, making you have to stay alert even after winning a fierce battle with your Fishing Rod. The debris is considered Driftage, which has several tiers on its own that dictate the quality of items or materials you collect when pulled in. Reeling in an enemy, however, is considered an Angry Catch, which is accurate, to say the least.

There are ten different types of Driftage and ten kinds of Angry Catches, which you can find more about in their respective tables below. Keep in mind that the Angry Catches have level scaling, meaning that the stronger ones will always give you a run for your money, even if you are substantially leveled. However, defeating them will net you excellent drops, so taking them on is recommended if you are capable.

Driftage

Driftage Rewards
Bitter Bitter Remedy
Sweet Sweet Remedy
Bittersweet Bitter Remedy, Sweet Remedy
Soft Flexible Branch, Soft Fiber
Hard Stalactite
Sharp Beast Claw, Sword Tip Fang
Small


Group 1 or 2

Flexible Branch, Small Leaf, Strange Mass Light Bone, Murky Mucus, Thin Hide
Heavy x5 Strange Mass
Rotten


Group 1 or 2

Murky Mucus, Vivine Bitters Bullfrodon Mucus, Murky Mucus
Fresh


Group 1 or 2

Corn, Pumpkin, Tomato Cabbage, Eggplant, Sweet Pepper

Driftage can be caught in any body of water in the game, meaning there is always a chance to reel Driftage in, no matter what body of water you're Fishing in.

Angry Catches

Enemy Locations Drops
Spamaltu Water Drop Cave
  • Mual Clam
  • Murky Mucus
  • Sterile Mucus
Roaring Seashore
Orseapus Water Drop Cave
  • Lustrous Scale
  • Murky Mucus
  • Rock Salt
  • Sterile Mucus
Sunrise Beach
Depanglo Water Drop Cave
  • Bitter Remedy
  • Lustrous Scale
  • Sterile Mucus
Odd Rock Coast
Guaranzel Water Drop Cave
  • Beast Bone
  • Beast Hide
  • Tectite Ore
  • White Meat
Oreanapushi Water Drop Cave
  • Ancient Mucus
  • Sparkling Mucus
  • Sterile Mucus
Specklamander Water Drop Cave
  • Ancient Hide
  • Ancient Mucus
  • Beast Hide
Sidragodi Water Drop Cave
  • Ancient Bone
  • Diamond Shell
  • Dragon Crest Stone
Lodinia Marshland
Blobrovia Solitude Island
  • Acidic Liquid
  • Aura Grass
  • Life Elixir
Zokumethus Water Drop Cave
  • Ancient Bone
  • Beast Bone
  • Dragon Crest Stone
East Coast Cave
Grengan Archeozoic Chasm
  • Defense Elixir
  • Life Elixir
  • Strength Elixir
Seren Garden

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