Version 2.1 of Genshin Impact brought the fishing Game System. This requires players to use bait in order to reel in different types of fish in Genshin Impact. In addition to obtaining new Fishing Rods from the various Fishing Associations, players will be able to obtain the 4-star Polearm, “The Catch\” as they try out this mechanic.
In order to unlock fishing in Genshin Impact, players must first unlock the Serenitea Pot and complete the World Quest “Exploding Population” given by the NPC Nantuck. Nantuck is from the Mondstadt Fishing Association and can be found near the water beside Mondstadt’s main entrance. Afterward, players can use various materials to craft different types of bait that will attract different types of fish.
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The Catch in Genshin Impact can be obtained by speaking to the NPC Kujirai Momiji of the Inazuma Fishing Association. She can be found near the Teleport Waypoint outside of Inazuma City, below Byakko Plain. Players will need to exchange certain fish to obtain the weapon along with all of its refinements.
Genshin Impact’s The Catch & Its Refinements Requires Trading Rare Fish
The Catch is a great free-to-play option for Genshin Impact’s Raiden Shogun, and players will need to capture rare fish that are available in select locations during certain timeframes. To obtain The Catch, players will need to capture 6 Raimei Angelfish, 20 Golden Koi, and 20 Rusty Koi. To obtain all four Refinements – Ako’s Sake Vessel – players will need 12 Raimei Angelfish, 40 Pufferfish, and 40 Bitter Pufferfish.
Raimei Angelfish will be the hardest to achieve, as they are only available in a Fishing Point off Tatarasuna from 18:00 – 6:00. Players will need to use False Worm Bait to capture this fish. Golden Koi and Rusty Koi can be caught using Fake Fly Bait in limited Fishing Points in Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma during all hours. Both variations of Pufferfish are also available in Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma during all hours and require Fake Fly Bait.
Players should exchange fish for The Catch first, followed by its Refinements. As fish will take around 48 hours or more to respawn, players who would like to obtain the Refinements more quickly can consider Co-Op in Genshin Impact. Players should be sure to ask the host for permission beforehand. The Catch’s substat is Energy Recharge, and its passive at Refinement 5 increases Elemental Burst DMG by 32% and Elemental Burst CRIT Rate by 12%. The Catch is one of the most useful free-to-play weapons in Genshin Impact.