01 Sep 2021 7:15 PM +00:00

Genshin Impact 2.1 Fishing Guide: All baits, rods, and exchange store rewards

Genshin Impact 2.1 is live, and travelers can finally unlock the secrets of the fascinating art of virtual fishing in Teyvat!

With more than 20 different species, a pool to collect fish in your Serenitea pot, and very juicy rewards of two new weapons - it's worth learning the reel with Genshin Impact fishing!

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We're here to help you get your hands on a fresh catch here in our Genshin Impact fishing guide.

Requirements

Make sure you already accomplished these features in order to start catching fish in Genshin Impact:

  • Adventure Rank 35 or higher
  • Archon Quest Chapter I: Act III "A New Star Approaches"
  • Unlock Serenitea Pot Realm (quest "A Teapot to Call Home")
  • Complete Exploding Population
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In order to unlock the World Quest "Exploding Population" you have to visit Katheryne from the The Adventurers' Guild in Mondstadt.

Then, visit Nantuck in the Fishing Association near Cider Lake

Note: Katheryne from Liyue or Inazuma will not start this quest.

Image with the locations of the fishing associations in Genshin Impact
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All Genshin Impact Fishing Associations!

Where to Fish - Important Fish to Catch

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Nantuck will give players their first fishing rod and bait. He will also introduce the mechanics for fishing.

After a successful first attempt, he will explain that fish are all around Teyvat and that there are types which are more valuable but are harder to catch.

Ornamental Fish - collecting this type of fish will allow you to exchange them for rewards in the exchange store of the Fishing Association in every region.

You can also decide to keep them in your Pool of Sapphire Grace in the Serenitea pot.

There are more than 20 species around Teyvat. Genshin Impact 2.1 added a pin to indicate Fishing Points locations, and fish refresh every 72hrs.

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"The Catch" requirements are some rare fishes. Time to explore.

Fishing rods and baits

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Whoever is familiar with fishing in videogames will know that you need a certain type of bait for a certain kind of fish. Genshin Impact 2.1 fishing is bringing that experience to players as well.

Travelers can obtain blueprints for different type of baits after completing missions and exchanging fish in the Fishing Associations.

There are also four special fishing rods that will increase the odds for players:

  • Windtangler - 4 stars Fishing rod (Mondstadt)
  • Narukawa Ukai - 4 stars Fishing rod. (Inazuma)
  • Wishmaker - 4 stars fishing rod. (Liyue)
  • And the Moonstringer obtain as reward from the Lunar Realm event
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Among the current rewards from exchanging captured fishes, "The Catch" is a new free to play Polearm, which is the F2P weapon of choice for Baal. Make sure not to miss it!