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25th Oct '17 5:27:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy Fables: ChocobosDungeon'' allows you to catch fish. Your storage increases each time you bring a species to the fat chocobo who holds your items for the first time; any others are VendorTrash.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy Fables: ChocobosDungeon'' VideoGame/ChocobosDungeon'' allows you to catch fish. Your storage increases each time you bring a species to the fat chocobo who holds your items for the first time; any others are VendorTrash.
6th Oct '17 9:56:28 AM ThePocket
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* Fishing rods are used for two purposes in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. One is to pull mobs; the other is to fish. All bodies of water, even ones you make yourself, contain fish; you fish by throwing out your line and waiting for the bobber to go down. Once you have fishing rods, water, and a suitable supply of sticks and string to replace your rods, your food problems are solved. Version 1.7.2 ("The Update that Changed the World", released October 25, 2013) greatly expanded fishing by adding in multiple types of fish as well as making it so that the player can fish up treasures (such as enchanted items) or junk (like a pair of leather boots).

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* Fishing rods are used for two purposes in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. One is to pull mobs; the other is to fish. All bodies of water, even ones you make yourself, contain fish; you fish by throwing out your line and waiting for the bobber to go down. Once you have fishing rods, water, and a suitable supply of sticks and string to replace your rods, your food problems are solved. Version 1.7.2 ("The Update that Changed the World", released October 25, 2013) greatly expanded fishing by adding in multiple types of fish as well as making it so that the player can fish up treasures (such as enchanted items) or junk (like a pair of severely worn leather boots).
28th Aug '17 3:23:38 AM MetroidPeter
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer Good job on catching that fish]]. [[SavingTheWorld Now get back to work!]]]]

Many video games are made in Japan, and one of Japan's leading food industries is fishing. This is a culture where squid and octopus are seen as delicious daily treats on a level with UsefulNotes/McDonalds, so fishing is pretty ingrained into the culture. So if the video game you are playing is SideQuest-ish and MiniGame-ish enough, it ''will'' have a fishing minigame. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fishing Games]] on the other hand have this as the major goal.

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer Good job on catching that fish]]. [[SavingTheWorld [[ContinueYourMissionDammit Now get back to work!]]]]

Many video games are made in Japan, and one of Japan's leading food industries is fishing. This is a culture where squid and octopus are seen as delicious daily treats on a level with UsefulNotes/McDonalds, so fishing is pretty ingrained into the culture. So if the video game you are playing is SideQuest-ish and MiniGame-ish enough, it ''will'' have has enough {{sidequest}}s & {{minigame}}s, then you're likely to find a fishing minigame.mini-game somewhere in there. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fishing Games]] on the other hand have this as the major goal.



Fishing minigames are often {{luck based mission}}s, much to players' annoyance. Especially when fish [[FishingForSole aren't the only thing you can catch]].

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Fishing minigames are often {{luck based mission}}s, Whether or not it's [[LuckBasedMission luck based]] depends on the game, much to players' annoyance. Especially when Sometimes, fish [[FishingForSole aren't the only thing you can catch]].



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has one too, and is even more elaborate than the one in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]].'' You also get a regular fishing rod without a reel as an item that you can use at any time, which eventually comes in handy in order to complete a certain quest.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has one too, and is even more elaborate than the one in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina ''Ocarina of Time]].Time.'' You also get a regular fishing rod without a reel as an item that you can use at any time, which eventually comes in handy in order to complete a certain quest.
26th Aug '17 10:28:15 AM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' ''Spirit of Sanada'' adds a fishing minigame as one of the new things you can do instead of beating up waves of mooks. The fish can be used for item crafting or given to other characters as gifts.
18th Aug '17 4:25:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' allows you to go fishing with a rod in order to initiate wild Pokemon battles and capture Water Pokemon. In early installments you have no real control; the process is "use fishing rod, wait a few seconds, game randomly decides whether you caught a Pokemon or not, repeat." Later games do, however, introduce timing as a measure of whether you'll be successful.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' allows you to go fishing with a rod in order to initiate wild Pokemon battles and capture Water Pokemon. In early installments you have no real control; the process is "use fishing rod, wait a few seconds, game randomly decides whether you caught a Pokemon or not, repeat." Later games do, however, introduce timing as a measure of whether you'll be successful. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' changes the mechanic so that you can only fish in specific spots.



* ''[[VideoGame/TheSims2 The Sims 2: Seasons]]'' includes Fishing as an activity your sims can perform, along with a skill badge that (somehow) affects the quality of fish you catch. The Sims 3 is supposed to have fishing in it as well. This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-level high level]], so no mini-game.

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* ''[[VideoGame/TheSims2 The Sims 2: Seasons]]'' includes Fishing as an activity your sims can perform, along with a skill badge that (somehow) affects the quality of fish you catch. The ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 3 is supposed to have 3}}'' also has fishing in it as well. This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-level high level]], so no mini-game.
17th Jul '17 3:49:26 AM jormis29
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* This is the entire point of the ''VideoGame/LegendOfTheRiverKing'' series, which is the sister series to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''.

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* This is the entire point of the ''VideoGame/LegendOfTheRiverKing'' ''River King'' series, which is the sister series to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''.
17th Jul '17 3:48:06 AM jormis29
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* This is the entire point of the ''River King'' series, which is the sister series to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''.

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* This is the entire point of the ''River King'' ''VideoGame/LegendOfTheRiverKing'' series, which is the sister series to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''.
21st Jun '17 12:40:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', all versions. Some people on the AXA board would go so far as to say that fishing for coelacanths on rainy nights, along with [[VendorTrash selling the fish]] and spending the money on furniture, is the main game in AC and everything else is the side-quest. One member there claims to have bought a 1.4 million bell mansion after five to seven nights of fishing, compared to the more typical two months of growing fruit. Of course, there are NoCartoonFish, but there are cartoon frogs and octopodes. Along with regular frogs and octopodes. One can be your friendly neighbors, and the other you feed alive to a fat walrus for wallpaper. Frog and Octopus neighbors may ask you to catch a fish for them (to eat), to which you can respond by giving them a frog or octopus you fished out of the water. They have no problem eating it.



* All ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games feature this trope as a fairly enjoyable but not particularly essential side activity. Occasionally fishing may trigger rewards or bonuses in the game. In ''The Island that Grows with You'' (a.k.a. ''Island of Happiness''), catching and shipping 50 fish is the only way to get a certain character to move in.
* This is the entire point of the ''River King'' series, which is the sister series to ''Harvest Moon''.



* ''The Sims: Castaway'' for the [=PS2=], PSP and DS all have fishing "mini-games". On the [=PS2=] your sim stands next to a school of fish with a spear, then has to wait for a fish to jump into the air in order to stab a fish. On the DS the scene actually changes to a mini-game where you stab the fish with your stylus. Not sure about the PSP version.

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* ''The Sims: ''VideoGame/TheSims: Castaway'' for the [=PS2=], PSP and DS all have fishing "mini-games". On the [=PS2=] your sim stands next to a school of fish with a spear, then has to wait for a fish to jump into the air in order to stab a fish. On the DS the scene actually changes to a mini-game where you stab the fish with your stylus. Not sure about the PSP version.




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* This is the entire point of the ''River King'' series, which is the sister series to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''.




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* All ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games feature this trope as a fairly enjoyable but not particularly essential side activity. Occasionally fishing may trigger rewards or bonuses in the game. In ''The Island that Grows with You'' (a.k.a. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]]''), catching and shipping 50 fish is the only way to get a certain character to move in. In the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 original game]] you could only fish in a single pond however future games give you a fishing rod.
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', all versions. Some people on the AXA board would go so far as to say that fishing for coelacanths on rainy nights, along with [[VendorTrash selling the fish]] and spending the money on furniture, is the main game in AC and everything else is the side-quest. One member there claims to have bought a 1.4 million bell mansion after five to seven nights of fishing, compared to the more typical two months of growing fruit. Of course, there are NoCartoonFish, but there are cartoon frogs and octopodes. Along with regular frogs and octopodes. One can be your friendly neighbors, and the other you feed alive to a fat walrus for wallpaper. Frog and Octopus neighbors may ask you to catch a fish for them (to eat), to which you can respond by giving them a frog or octopus you fished out of the water. They have no problem eating it.

23rd Mar '17 11:16:12 AM Kotomikun
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' allows you to go fishing with a rod in order to initiate wild Pokemon battles and capture Water Pokemon. Later games do, however, introduce timing as a measure of whether you'll be successful.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' allows you to go fishing with a rod in order to initiate wild Pokemon battles and capture Water Pokemon. In early installments you have no real control; the process is "use fishing rod, wait a few seconds, game randomly decides whether you caught a Pokemon or not, repeat." Later games do, however, introduce timing as a measure of whether you'll be successful.
27th Feb '17 2:11:02 PM JackTheHammer
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** ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' also has one. Your [[RobotBuddy Pod]] is used as [[MundaneUtility the lure.]]
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