Fishing Rod

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This article is about the item named Fishing Rod. For other fishing rods, see Old Rod, Good Rod, and Super Rod.

Fishing Rod
Fishing Rod
Bag Fishing Rod Sprite.pngBag Fishing Rod Galar Sprite.png
Fishing Rod
Obtain sprite from the Generation VII games
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (SwSh)

The Fishing Rod (Japanese: つりざお Fishing Rod) is a Key Item introduced in Generation VII. It allows the player to fish.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Generation VII

Allows the player to fish in piles of rocks at the bottom of water. When fishing, the player may find a Pokémon, an item, or nothing. The player can fish while standing on land or while riding Lapras Surf; they cannot fish from Sharpedo Jet.

In each area that has fishing spots, at least one of the rock piles has bubbles seeping from it to the surface; if the player fishes at this spot while bubbles are emerging from it, they are more likely to encounter Pokémon that are normally rare to find in fishing spots in that area. As soon as the player reels in their line after they find any Pokémon or item from a bubbling spot, the bubbles will disappear until the player re-enters the area. The bubbles also disappear if the player moves too quickly near the spot, if they move over it, or if they reel in their rod too early. If the bubbles are not present, the fishing spot functions the same as all other fishing spots in the area.

In the Alola region, there are fishing spots at Seaward Cave, Kala'e Bay, Melemele Sea, Paniola Town, Brooklet Hill, Akala Outskirts, Malie Garden, Secluded ShoreSM, Seafolk Village, Poni WildsSM, Poni Breaker Coast, Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Meadow, Poni Gauntlet, and Routes 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15.

Generation VIII

Allows the player to fish at shadows in the water.

In the Galar region, there are fishing spots at Motostoke, Hulbury, the Slumbering Weald, Galar Mine No. 2, and Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, and 9. The Wild Area also has several fishing spots, at East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, South Lake Miloch, the Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch, the Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field, the Dusty Bowl, the Giant's Mirror, the Giant's Cap, and the Lake of Outrage.

The Isle of Armor has fishing spots at the Fields of Honor, the Soothing Wetlands, the Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, the Courageous Cavern, Loop Lagoon, the Training Lowlands, the Workout Sea, the Stepping-Stone Sea, the Insular Sea, the Honeycalm Sea, and Honeycalm Island.

The Crown Tundra has fishing spots at the Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope, the Giant's Foot, the Frigid Sea, and Ballimere Lake.


Index number 0x034A
Games Description
SM A Fishing Rod made by Captain Lana. Cast a line over piles of underwater rocks to fish for wild aquatic Pokémon.
A fishing rod made by Captain Lana. Cast a line over piles of underwater rocks to fish for wild aquatic Pokémon.
Index number 0x0438
Games Description
Use it by the water to fish up various kinds of Pokémon.


Games Method
SMUSUM Brooklet Hill (from Lana for completing the trial)
SwSh Postwick (in the Bag when obtained)



Fishing Rod SMUSUM.png
Model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 釣竿 Diugōn
Mandarin 釣竿 / 钓竿 Diàogān
France Flag.png French Canne à Pêche
Germany Flag.png German Angel
Italy Flag.png Italian Amo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 낚싯대 Naksitdae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Vara de Pescar
Vara de Pesca (SM005)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caña

See also

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