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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.