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    Fishing Guide by MrYucko

    Version: 1.5 | Updated: 10/06/06 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    *              Okami            *
    *          Fishing Guide        *
    *             MrYucko           *
    *             Ver. 1.5          *
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    Table of Contents
    
      I.    Version History
      II.   Introduction
      III.  How to Fish
      IV.   Tips & Hints
      V.    Fishing Spots
      VI.   Fish Tome
      VII.  Credits
      VIII. Legal Stuff
      IX.   Contact Info
    
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    I. Version History
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    Ver. 1.0
    Oct. 2, 2006 
    – FAQ was made.
    
    Ver. 1.5
    Oct. 6, 2006
    - Changed Contact Info **RESEND ANY SUBMISSIONS you may have sent me**
    - Expanded Fishing Spots Information
    - Added Credits section
    - Minor grammar corrections
    
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    II. Introduction
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         I wanted to make this guide to answer peoples questions concerning
    fishing and to “fill in” the gaps people seem to be missing within the 
    Fish Tome. This FAQ MAY CONTAIN A FEW SPOILERS but nothing big and serious. 
    All right then, on to the guide.
    
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    III. How to Fish
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         At a certain point in the game, you will be required to fish as part
    of the main story. It is pretty simple to learn and pick up in a short 
    time. Once you start fishing, simply hold down R1 to bring out your 
    Celestial Brush and then draw a line using the Square (S) button from the 
    fishing pole to the fish in the water. You will know you have the Celestial
    Brush over the pole/fish correctly when the ink is black and coming off of 
    the object in a “fluttery” pattern. Once you hook the fish, you must pull 
    or tap the left analog stick in the opposite direction that the fish is 
    swimming. 
    
         This will cause the face icon on the bar on the top of the screen to 
    move to the right. The face icon changes from blue, to green, to red. If 
    it is blue, you are not pulling in the right direction or not hard enough. 
    If it is green, then this means you are reeling in the fish correctly. 
    If it is red, then you are straining yourself which will cause your life 
    gauge in the lower right part of the screen to deplete. If you run out 
    completely, then the fisherman will be pulled into the water, losing the 
    fish in the process.
    
         Once you reel in the fish close enough, a random button symbol will 
    appear on the screen. It will either be Triangle (T), Square (S), 
    Circle (O), or X. Once you see this, press the corresponding button and 
    the fish will pop out of the water. Quickly bring out your Celestial Brush 
    with R1, and then draw a straight line through the fish. Depending on the 
    fish it will take one, two, or three Power Strikes to finally catch the 
    fish.
    
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    IV. Hints & Tips
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         First of all, sometimes catching the larger fish can be difficult.
    They thrash around frantically and change directions very frequently.
    This can become annoying in a short time. In my experience, it is
    best to push the left analog in the opposite direction at an angular
    motion between left/right and down instead of completely left or right.
    You can also try wiggling the analog stick back and forth, though for
    the “stronger” fish it can be a bit difficult to do that motion without
    straining your life bar.
    
         Time of day is important in fishing. Some fish only show up during
    day while others only show up during night. If you are not getting the 
    fish you want, try changing it to day/night depending on your situation.
    You may be at the right spot, just not at the right time! Hopefully, I
    will have the time of day each fish show up in the next update as I am
    still working on it at the moment.
    
         Selling fish can be quite profitable. Even more profitable in
    certain locations. Fish sell for more in TAKA PASS and SEI-AN CITY
    (COMMONERS DISTRICT). There may be other locations where fish sell
    for more as well, although I have not encountered any as of yet.
    
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    V. Fishing Spots
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    There are four fishing spots in Okami. 
    
    1.) Agata Forest
    2.) Sei-An City (Aristocratic District)
    3.) N. Ryoshima Coast
    4.) Kamui
    
         Agata Forest - You must fish in Agata Forest at a certain time in order 
    to advance the story. The fisherman in this area is Kokari and he can be 
    found on the southeastern “island” in Agata Forest. You need to revive the
    Guardian Sapling in the area before you can fish with him the first time. 
    You can fish with him again once you have cleared Tsuta Ruins and fixed the 
    bridge. 
    
         Sei-An City (Aristocratic District) - You must fish in Sei-An City 
    (Aristocratic District) at a certain time in order to advance the story. The 
    fisherman in this area is Benkei and he can be found on the large drawbridge. 
    You have to purchase “Blinding Snow” from the Item Merchant in Sei-An City 
    (Commoner’s District) before you can fish with him. After the first time you 
    fish with Benkei, you can fish with him again once you have cleared the mist 
    from Sei-An City. He moves near the Mermaid Spring in Sei-An City 
    (Aristocratic District) past the Lecture Hall building.
    
        N. Ryoshima Coast – This fishing spot is actually NOT required to advance
    the story. However, there is a sidequest that allows you to earn a Brush
    Technique. The fisherman’s name is “Fisherman” go figure. He is located on
    the southwestern island on N. Ryoshima Coast. You might need Orca to reach
    this area since the Water Dragon may get in your way from reaching this
    island otherwise.
    
         Kamui – This fishing spot is not required to advance the story. It
    serves no other purpose other than to catch fish. It is located to the south
    near the Dojo in Kamui. Kokari is the fisherman here and you can fish with
    him whenever you want after you revive the Guardian Sapling. 
    
         ***NOTE*** It should be noted that at a certain point in the game, the 
    fishing spot in Agata Forest is lost due to the fisherman leaving that area. 
    You can catch the fish that appear at Agata Forest in Sei-An City, although 
    it is a bit tricky since there is a larger variety of fish to catch in that 
    spot.
    
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    VI. Fish Tome
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         Before I start, I’d like to tell you the format in which I’ll be 
    listing the Fish Tome. I will go in the order in which it is listed in the 
    game, going up and down, left to right. Also a sample of what I will be 
    listing
    
    Fish #
    Name: 
    Spot: 
    Hits:
    Info: 
    Price: 
    
         For reference, small-sized fish need one strike to catch, medium-sized
    fish need two strikes to catch, and large-sized fish need three strikes to 
    catch. Some of the info may be plain wrong due to error or bad memory. 
    Call me out on this so I can correct it. :)
    
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    1.)
    Name: River Crab
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: This tiny Crab has won admirers with its adorable sideways walk.
    Price: 100 Yen
    
    2.)
    Name: Crawfish
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Freshwater crustacean brandishing a set of enormous claws.
    Price: 450 Yen.
    
    3.)
    Name: Black Bass
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Large and Powerful, only the best fishermen can haul it in.
    Price: 1,600 Yen
    
    4.)
    Name: Killifish
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: This fish’s unique eyes are said to bring happiness.
    Price: 200 Yen
    
    5.)
    Name: Smelt
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: This common fish can be found in many climates and salt levels
    Price: 300 Yen
    
    6.)
    Name: Goby
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Fish with an adorable round body that is common in many regions
    Price: 500 Yen
    
    7.)
    Name: Sweetfish
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Salted and grilled, this fish is small in size but big in flavor.
    Price: 950 Yen
    
    8.)
    Name: Trout
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Often found in mountain streams, this fish has a mottled pattern.
    Price: 1,000 Yen
    
    9.)
    Name: Catfish
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Slimy nocturnal fish sporting a set of cat-like whiskers.
    Price: 2,000 Yen
    
    10.)
    Name: Loach
    Spot: Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: A fish famous for its ten whisker-like appendages.
    Price: 800 Yen
    
    11.)
    Name: Freshwater Eel
    Spot: Sei-An City
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: It may appear unappetizing, but this eel hides a rich flavor.
    Price: 1,700 Yen
    
    12.)
    Name: Huchen
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Rare and desirable, it is regarded as the king of freshwater fish.
    Price: 2,900 Yen
    
    13.)
    Name: Robalo
    Spot: Sei-An City
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Its red eyes make this fish unique and sought after.
    Price: 3,700 Yen
    
    14.)
    Name: Koi
    Spot: Sei-An City
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Fish admired by the aristocracy for its beautiful coloring.
    Price: 3,600 Yen
    
    15.)
    Name: Salmon
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Fatty fish known to be adept at swimming against the current.
    Price: 1,950 Yen
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    16.)
    Name: Sturgeon
    Spot: Sei-An City
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Bottom-dwelling fish said to be relatively unchanged by evolution.
    Price: 6,700 Yen
    
    17.)
    Name: Giant Catfish
    Spot: Sei-An City
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Much larger than the norm, this catfish swallows prey whole.
    Price: 6,800 Yen
    
    18.)
    Name: Mountain Trout
    Spot: Agata Forest & Sei-An City
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Fish whose origin are said to remain shrouded in mystery.
    Price: 3,000 Yen
    
    19.)
    Name: Cutlass Fish (Story-related – 1 per playthru)
    Spot: Sei-An City
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Deep-dwelling cutlass-shaped fish displaying great agility.
    Price: 10,000 Yen
    
    20.)
    Name: Giant Salmon (Story-related – 1 per playthru)
    Spot: Agata Forest
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: It’s giant size is testament to many journeys up steep waterfalls.
    Price: 4,900 Yen
    
    21.) 
    Name: Whopper (Story-related – 1 per playthru)
    Spot: Agata Forest
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Fish that devoured the moon’s reflection on the water’s surface.
    Price: 5,000 Yen
    
    22.)
    Name: Starfish
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Surviving on shellfish, the odd creature swims with its “fingers”.
    Price: 400 Yen
    
    23.)
    Name: Moray
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Brandishing sharp teeth, this eel is best known for it appetite.
    Price: 3,800 Yen
    
    24.)
    Name: Loggerhead Tutle
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: This lumbering turtle’s slow speed is rivaled only by its hardiness.
    Price: 3,900 Yen
    
    25.)
    Name: Sunfish
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Entertaining fish with an odd body shape and humorous expression.
    Price: 6,900 Yen
    
    26.)
    Name: Nautilus
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast & Kamui
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Around since ancient times, it could be called a living fossil.
    Price: 2,100 Yen
    
    27.)
    Name: Clownfish
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Its unique colorations makes it a favorite among fish enthusiasts.
    Price: 350 Yen
    
    28.)
    Name: Scallop
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Matured under the waves, these shellfish are loved by all.
    Price: 550 Yen
    
    29.)
    Name: Sea Horse
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Watching this dragon-shaped fish swim is a memorable sight.
    Price: 600 Yen
    
    30.)
    Name: Blowfish
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast & Kamui
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: This round fish secretes a potent toxin from its liver.
    Price: 1,100 Yen
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    31.)
    Name: Monkfish
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Delicious despite its frightening and grotesque appearance.
    Price: 8,000 Yen
    
    32.)
    Name: Octopus
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: 8-legged invertebrate that ejects ink when it feels threatened.
    Price: 3,000 Yen
    
    33.)
    Name: Yellowtail
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Prized for its delicate flavor, it has a rapid development cycle.
    Price: 7,500 Yen
    
    34.)
    Name: Flying Fish
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Not content with underwater life, this fish often jumps skyward.
    Price: 1,500 Yen
    
    35.)
    Name: Squid
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: 10-legged invertebrate that ejects ink when it feels threatened.
    Price: 2,500 Yen
    
    36.)
    Name: Bonita
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Dense and Meaty, this fish is perfectly suited for sashimi.
    Price: 4,000 Yen
    
    37.)
    Name: Red Snapper
    Spot: Sei-An & N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 2 Strikes
    Info: Fish-of-all-trades used for both food and ceremonial fuctions.
    Price: 1,800 Yen
    
    38.)
    Name: Lobster
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Powerful and bold, this is truly the majestic king of crustaceans.
    Price: 1,900 Yen
    
    39.)
    Name: Stripped Snapper
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 1 Strike
    Info: Beautiful fish prized more for its appearance than its flavor.
    Price: 900 Yen
    
    40.)
    Name: Supreme Tuna
    Spot: Kamui
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: This ultimate tuna is said to contain no inedible parts.
    Price: 14,000 Yen
    
    41.)
    Name: Manta
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Its unconventional shape makes this fish quite a curious sight.
    Price: 7,000 Yen
    
    42.)
    Name: Oarfish
    Spot: Kumui
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: Deep-water fish said to be an emissary from the Dragon Palace.
    Price: 15,000 Yen
    
    43.)
    Name: Marlin
    Spot: N. Ryoshima Coast(Story-related) & Kumui
    Hits: 3 Strikes
    Info: The undisputed king of the sea, this majestic fish has no rival.
    Price: 12,000 Yen
    
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    VII. Credits
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      - Capcom & Clover Studios for making such a great game.
      - GameFAQs for putting my FAQ on their site.
      - 1up for putting my FAQ on their site.
      - Everyone else who reads my FAQ. Thank you good sirs/madams.
    
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    VII. Legal Stuff
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         Don’t steal/plagiarize/sell anything in this FAQ or use it as your own. 
    Only GameFAQs & 1up are allowed to use it on their site. The author, “MrYucko”, 
    of this FAQ has no affiliation with Capcom or Clover Studios in any way 
    and they hold all intellectual property concerning Okami.
    
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    VIII. Contact Info
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         If you have anything to submit or correct then you can contact me at 
    mryucko@yahoo.com - You will be given credit for whatever you submit. Be sure
    to provide a name/alias you want to be credited as when you submit something.
    Or else I will have to refer to you as the best I can given your email.
    

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