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14th Jan '16 9:48:15 AM NoahGoldFox
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*''VideoGame/{{TheElderScrollsOnline}}'': It's possible to fish, and achievements can be unlocked for catching all the rare fish in a particular area. The achievements for catching all the fish in a faction actually earn you a dye color for your armor, as well.
11th Jan '16 4:42:28 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* In the first ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld'' game, the player can fish at Dragon Eye Lake once they've obtained a fishing rod (whether the Old Rod from Trash Mountain or the Amazing Rod by cashing in merit points at Volume Villa, though only the Amazing Rod is really worth a damn). The fish you catch can be used as currency to play [[ThatOneSideQuest curling]] against Penguinmon, though certain types of fish have useful benefits (aside from sating their hunger) if fed to your Digimon partner, such as increasing all their stats a little bit, or ''extending their natural lifespan''. One area of the game [[note]]which, while not critical to progress, contains recruitable Digimon that improve the stat gains obtained from the Green Gym, thus making raising your partner through their life cycle iterations much easier[[/note]] is inaccessible until you can fish up [[LakeMonster Seadramon]], the lake's guardian.
2nd Nov '15 8:24:49 PM HeraldAlberich
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', for the GameBoy, was the first in the series to feature a fishing minigame. ** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had a really fancy one (pictured), which is generally considered superior to many actual fishing games. ** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' was going to have a fishing minigame, but it was dropped during development. The Nintendo3DS remake would later bring it back.
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', for the GameBoy, was UsefulNotes/GameBoy, is the first in the series to feature a fishing minigame. ** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had has a really fancy one (pictured), which is generally considered superior to many actual fishing games. ** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' was going to have a fishing minigame, but it was dropped during development. The Nintendo3DS remake UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS VideoGameRemake would later bring it back.

* The Nintendo3DS's built in ''AR Games'' include two fishing games- one where you have two minutes to earn as many points as you can from catching fish, and one where you have infinite time and can catch as many as you want without worrying about points.
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* The Nintendo3DS's UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS's built in ''AR Games'' include two fishing games- one games--one where you have two minutes to earn as many points as you can from catching fish, and one where you have infinite time and can catch as many as you want without worrying about points.
3rd Oct '15 7:25:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''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.
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* ''AnimalCrossing'', ''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.
25th Jul '15 12:05:52 AM Diask
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Fishing minigames are often [[LuckBasedMission Luck based missions]], much to players' annoyance. Especially when fish [[FishingForSole aren't the only thing you can catch]].
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Fishing minigames are often [[LuckBasedMission Luck {{luck based missions]], mission}}s, much to players' annoyance. Especially when fish [[FishingForSole aren't the only thing you can catch]].

* ''{{FATE}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' have fishing games based on reaction time. The fish can be used to temporarily or permanently turn your pet into a [[PetMonstrosity more powerful creature]], or they contain [[RandomlyDrops artifacts]] or [[SocketedEquipment gems]] (sometimes [[FridgeLogic much larger than the fish]]).
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* ''{{FATE}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' have fishing games based on reaction time. The fish can be used to temporarily or permanently turn your pet into a [[PetMonstrosity more powerful creature]], or they contain [[RandomlyDrops [[RandomDrops artifacts]] or [[SocketedEquipment gems]] (sometimes [[FridgeLogic much larger than the fish]]).

* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' series has fishing minigames, that double as ways to collect special items and armor (or worthless junk like old shoes.) Of particular note is ''SuikodenV'', where it takes the form of a competition between [[TheHero the Prince]], Subala, [[BumblingDad Logg]] and Lun. Notably, it doesn't really matter if you win or lose the contest; you keep everything you caught regardless.
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* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series has fishing minigames, that double as ways to collect special items and armor (or worthless junk like old shoes.) Of particular note is ''SuikodenV'', where it takes the form of a competition between [[TheHero the Prince]], Subala, [[BumblingDad Logg]] and Lun. Notably, it doesn't really matter if you win or lose the contest; you keep everything you caught regardless.

* All ''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.
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* All ''HarvestMoon'' ''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.

* ''LEGOIsland 2'' has a fishing minigame too.
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* ''LEGOIsland ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland 2'' has a fishing minigame too.

* Most ''BreathOfFire'' games have a fishing minigame. In the third one, the game [[BrokenBridge requires you to actually fish for a plot-related event]] and the [=PSP=] port unlocks special content using the fishing minigame; the fourth actually got its fishing minigame turned into a Japanese smartphone game spinoff.
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* Most ''BreathOfFire'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' games have a fishing minigame. In the third one, the game [[BrokenBridge requires you to actually fish for a plot-related event]] and the [=PSP=] port unlocks special content using the fishing minigame; the fourth actually got its fishing minigame turned into a Japanese smartphone game spinoff.

* ''{{Solatorobo}}'' has a mostly optional fishing minigame (you only have to do it three times during the course of the story, but you can come back and do it whenever you want) but you're not really fishing for... fish. You're fishing for ''giant hermit crabs'' which wear ''battleships'' as shells. With a harpoon the size of your MiniMecha. Capturing them nets you points based on junk salvaged from the battleship; the points can be exchanged for [[AmplifierArtifact Power Crystals]] and [[AutoRevive rare parts]] for the Dahak. * ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'' has one, and it can be quite frustrating, partly because the [[TutorialFailure in-game explanation is wrong.]]
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* ''{{Solatorobo}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' has a mostly optional fishing minigame (you only have to do it three times during the course of the story, but you can come back and do it whenever you want) but you're not really fishing for... fish. You're fishing for ''giant hermit crabs'' which wear ''battleships'' as shells. With a harpoon the size of your MiniMecha. Capturing them nets you points based on junk salvaged from the battleship; the points can be exchanged for [[AmplifierArtifact Power Crystals]] and [[AutoRevive rare parts]] for the Dahak. * ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'' ''VideoGame/NieR'' has one, and it can be quite frustrating, partly because the [[TutorialFailure in-game explanation is wrong.]]

* ''{{Chantelise}}'' starts providing fishing poles to the pair of protagonists about midway through the game. Immediately upon receiving her pole, the swordswoman's older sister Chante comments on the newly obsessed look in Elise's eyes and how clearly [[LampshadeHanging they'll be doing a ''lot'' of this from now on]]. While poles are available, it's impossible to buy bait or lures anywhere, leaning to another funny moment when the instructor says she just needs to find something small and sparkly with feathers or something. Chante (who is currently a fairy) retorts that they couldn't possibly be expected to find anything like that anywhere, and notices Elise has that creepy look again... and is looking at ''her'' now... and this is going exactly where it sounds like. Fortunately, Chante is very good at surviving close encounters with fish.
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* ''{{Chantelise}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Chantelise}}'' starts providing fishing poles to the pair of protagonists about midway through the game. Immediately upon receiving her pole, the swordswoman's older sister Chante comments on the newly obsessed look in Elise's eyes and how clearly [[LampshadeHanging they'll be doing a ''lot'' of this from now on]]. While poles are available, it's impossible to buy bait or lures anywhere, leaning to another funny moment when the instructor says she just needs to find something small and sparkly with feathers or something. Chante (who is currently a fairy) retorts that they couldn't possibly be expected to find anything like that anywhere, and notices Elise has that creepy look again... and is looking at ''her'' now... and this is going exactly where it sounds like. Fortunately, Chante is very good at surviving close encounters with fish.

* ''{{Skylanders}} SWAP Force'' has a fishing minigame. It's first introduced in an early level, where you must capture piranhas to make a river safe. It pops up in a few main and side areas after that, and a fishing hole gets added to [[TheHub Woodburrow]] so you can play it any time you like.
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* ''{{Skylanders}} ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} SWAP Force'' has a fishing minigame. It's first introduced in an early level, where you must capture piranhas to make a river safe. It pops up in a few main and side areas after that, and a fishing hole gets added to [[TheHub Woodburrow]] so you can play it any time you like.

** So does ''Runescape'', but it has fishing-based minigame too.
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** So does ''Runescape'', ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', but it has fishing-based minigame too.

* In the PC RPG game ''Arx Fatalis'' you can combine a pole and string to make fishing rod and catch fish to cook and eat from most any water area.
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* In the PC RPG game ''Arx Fatalis'' ''VideoGame/ArxFatalis'' you can combine a pole and string to make fishing rod and catch fish to cook and eat from most any water area.

* Many ''[[SonicAdventureSeries Sonic Adventure]]'' players found Big the Cat's fishing-based story [[ScrappyMechanic annoying]]. It was shorter than the other modes and had little relevance to the plot.
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* Many ''[[SonicAdventureSeries Sonic Adventure]]'' ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' players found Big the Cat's fishing-based story [[ScrappyMechanic annoying]]. It was shorter than the other modes and had little relevance to the plot.

* In ''UltimaUnderworld'', this is a convenient way to get food, as a body of water on nearly every level has fish in it. This is fortunate, as your player character needs food not just to heal damage but for food.
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* In ''UltimaUnderworld'', ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'', this is a convenient way to get food, as a body of water on nearly every level has fish in it. This is fortunate, as your player character needs food not just to heal damage but for food.

* ''{{Terraria}}'' eventually added various types of fishing rod to craft or otherwise obtain, along with various sources of bait required to fish with. The types of catches available depend on when and where you're fishing, what rod you use, what bait you use, and any equipped items that add to your fishing ability. Additionally, an Angler NPC offers [[FetchQuest Fetch Quests]] where certain rare fish are exchanged for useful items. Other catches include [[FishingForSole the usual junk]], crates with random goodies inside, fish you can make various potions or food from, fish you can use as bait for more fishing, and even [[ShamuFu fish you wield as weapons or tools]]. Additionally, a new aquatic boss can be summomned by fishing under the right conditions.
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* ''{{Terraria}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' eventually added various types of fishing rod to craft or otherwise obtain, along with various sources of bait required to fish with. The types of catches available depend on when and where you're fishing, what rod you use, what bait you use, and any equipped items that add to your fishing ability. Additionally, an Angler NPC offers [[FetchQuest Fetch Quests]] where certain rare fish are exchanged for useful items. Other catches include [[FishingForSole the usual junk]], crates with random goodies inside, fish you can make various potions or food from, fish you can use as bait for more fishing, and even [[ShamuFu fish you wield as weapons or tools]]. Additionally, a new aquatic boss can be summomned by fishing under the right conditions.

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* ''{{Terraria}}'' eventually added various types of In ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'', you can cast a fishing rod into any pit that goes below the screen to craft reel in stuff like health-restoring (raw) fish or otherwise obtain, along useless junk like bones or bits of apples, unless you cast the hook into a sparkling pit in which resides a golden fish worth treasure or a troupple eager to fill in your chalices with various sources of bait required to fish with. ichor. The types of catches available depend on when and where you're fishing, what rod you use, what bait you use, and any equipped items that add to your fishing ability. Additionally, an Angler NPC offers [[FetchQuest Fetch Quests]] where certain rare fish are exchanged for useful items. Other catches include [[FishingForSole the usual junk]], crates with random goodies inside, fish hook can also be used to reel in treasure that lies below you, including bags of treasure you can make various potions or food from, fish you can use as bait for more fishing, and even [[ShamuFu fish you wield as weapons or tools]]. Additionally, may lose when falling into a new aquatic boss can be summomned by fishing under the right conditions.{{bottomless pit|s}}.
16th May '15 8:37:32 AM DecafGrub47393
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' required the player to catch and feed fish to the character's sick Cid. Feeding him slow fish would kill him rapidly. Moderately speedy fish would also kill him, just more slowly. The only way to save Cid is by a steady diet of fast fish. However, whether he lives or dies makes no difference to the plot, except for character development for Celes. If he dies, however, Celes is DrivenToSuicide via a LeapOfFaith over Cid's death.
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' required the player to catch and feed fish to the character's sick game's Cid. Feeding him slow fish would kill him rapidly. Moderately speedy fish would also kill him, just more slowly. The only way to save Cid is by a steady diet of fast fish. However, whether he lives or dies makes no difference to the plot, except for character development for Celes. If he dies, however, Celes is DrivenToSuicide via a LeapOfFaith over Cid's death.
16th May '15 8:35:25 AM DecafGrub47393
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' required the player to catch and feed fish to the character's sick adoptive grandfather. Feeding him slow fish would kill him rapidly. Moderately speedy fish would also kill him, just more slowly. The only way to save Cid is by a steady diet of fast fish. However, whether he lives or dies makes no difference to the plot. If he dies, however, the character is DrivenToSuicide via a LeapOfFaith over her lousy luck at fishing.
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' required the player to catch and feed fish to the character's sick adoptive grandfather.Cid. Feeding him slow fish would kill him rapidly. Moderately speedy fish would also kill him, just more slowly. The only way to save Cid is by a steady diet of fast fish. However, whether he lives or dies makes no difference to the plot. plot, except for character development for Celes. If he dies, however, the character Celes is DrivenToSuicide via a LeapOfFaith over her lousy luck at fishing.Cid's death.
9th May '15 11:52:45 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Fishing rods are used for two purposes in ''{{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 ''{{Minecraft}}''.''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).
28th Mar '15 4:22:25 AM jormis29
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* ChoroQ has one, [[RecycledInSpace WITH CARS!!]] * ''MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' also lets you go fishing. Rather than sell the fish, though, you give them to a magical book so he can turn them into useful items.
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* ChoroQ ''VideoGame/ChoroQ'' has one, [[RecycledInSpace WITH CARS!!]] * ''MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' ''VideoGame/MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' also lets you go fishing. Rather than sell the fish, though, you give them to a magical book so he can turn them into useful items.
27th Mar '15 10:11:44 PM MrUnderhill
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** ''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, and have to use it 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 of Time]].'' You also get a regular fishing rod without a reel as an item, and have to item that you can use it at any time, which eventually comes in handy in order to complete a certain quest.
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