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Hello Kitty Island Adventure – The Complete Fishing Guide

Starting today, players can join Hello Kitty and Friends on a grand adventure to restore an abandoned theme park to its former glory, as Hello Kitty Island Adventure brings the beloved, bow-wearing star of Sanrio’s character lineup to the Apple Arcade in an exclusive game release.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure is a life simulation game where players will build friendships with their favourite Sanrio characters, like Kuromi, Badtz-Maru and Cinnamoroll, as they explore a massive island with a magical underwater world filled with puzzles, challenges and mysterious treasures. If you love Animal Crossing: New Horizons then you’re going to want to give this game a go!

In this guide, we’ll be covering one of the main mechanics of this life sim game – fishing! There are plenty of fish to catch on and around the island. With different types and varieties to be found everywhere. Here we’ll show you the basics as well as where and when to catch all the fish in Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure is available on the App Store and Mac.


How to Get the Fishing Rod

A Fishing Rod is a tool you can acquire from Badtz-maru to catch fish in any body of water. To get the Fishing Rod Crafting Plans, you must reach Level 3 Friendship with Badtz-maru and complete the “Fishing Tutorial” Story Quest.

To level up your friendship with Badtz-maru to Level 3, you will need to give him gifts each day. The more gifts you give, and the more “hearts” each gift ranks, the faster your friendship level with Badtz-maru will climb! You can give up to three gifts to a character each day.  Try gifting Badtz-maru Pineapple or Tropical Critters, which can both be found around the Seaside Resort where he’s set up his comic book stand.

Once you have reached Level 3 Friendship with Badtz-maru, the “Fishing Tutorial” Story Quest will be automatically unlocked. Talk to Badtz-maru to start the quest. You can usually find him at his comic book stand, on the south dock in Seaside Resort.


Craft The Fishing Rod

Badtz-maru will gift you the Fishing Rod Plans so that you can craft your very own Fishing Rod. Once obtained, you will need to gather the following materials to craft the Fishing Rod at a Crafting Table:

Fishing Rod Recipe: 10x Sticks, 3x Thread, 1x Gizmo

Sticks can be found all around Seaside Resort, the main area of the island where you first crash-land with the rest of your Sanrio friends. Thread is a resource that can only be obtained by giving gifts to Tuxedosam. Similarly, Gizmos are a resource you only get from giving gifts to Chococat.


How To Fish

With your new Fishing Rod in hand, return to Badtz-maru, who should be at his comic book stand. He’ll lead you down the dock a bit and give you a small tutorial on how to fish in Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

To start fishing, select your Tool Wheel and pick the Fishing Rod. Tap the Fishing Rod icon to cast your line out into the water. Wait until a fish bites on the bobber, and an exclamation icon appears. Tap the Fishing Rod icon again to start reeling in.

A curved bar will appear above your hooked fish, with arrows to the left and right on your screen. To keep the fish on the hook, you need to tap the left and right arrows repeatedly to keep the white triangle centred on the fishing meter. If the white triangle hits the orange sections of the fishing meter, you will start to lose the fish, and eventually, your fishing line will snap.

While you can often see fish swimming around, you can cast your Fishing Rod into any deeper water for a chance to catch a fish. Fish will automatically appear in any area that you throw your fishing line into.


Fish Locations

Seaside Resort

RarityNameLocationTime of Day
CommonCitrusfinPondsAll Day
CommonMasked WrasslerCozy Islands – North, NortheastAll Day
CommonPeppermint TetraResort Docks/Badtz Pier, Nul beach far right (toward Resort Gate)Morning, Day
CommonRoyal LanceCozy IslandsAll Day
CommonSeaweed SkipperSeaside Resort Shores and Hopscotch IslandsAll Day
CommonSunset GuppyHopscotch and Moon Islands, shoresAll Day
UncommonCoastal ClamfishResort Gate – Beach and Chococat’s PierEvening, Night
UncommonSummer SolePonds, including upper-level pondsMorning, Day
UncommonTropical SunfishHopscotch and Moon Islands, Southern shoresDay, Evening

Rainbow Reef

RarityNameLocationTime of Day
CommonAmethyst SnipeGemstone Mountain – Open water and PiersAll Day
CommonElectric TangAlong Eastern edge of Rainbow Reef from the Northeast corner through the pier midway down Spooky SwampsMorning, Day
CommonKelpfinAbove Kelp Maze, in Northeast waters further from the shoresMorning, Day, Night
CommonOpal FlutterfinEast of Comedy Club & off of boxes in the reef between Spooky Swamp & Kelp MazeEvening, Night
UncommonBriny ClamfishCozy Islands – Southern ShoresEvening Night
UncommonGalaxy GrouperBoxes above Sunken Ship, Moon IslandNight
RareStarry SnipeAbove the Kelp Maze and near the Comedy Club, during StarfallAll Day (Starfall)

Spooky Swamp

RarityNameLocationTime of Day
CommonQuagfishTiny (near Nature Preserve), Med/Huge (rivers)All Day
CommonSlimescaleOuter moats & Eastern shoresAll Day
CommonZebra SwamplingAround Nature Preserve, tiny (right in front of reserve)All Day
UncommonBog ClamfishAround Witch’s Hut, note: Huge Bog Clamfish may require you to lean your line to one side before the meter appears, or it can break freeAll Day
UncommonMidnight PikeTiny (above ground ponds of Ghost Tour Ride), Med/Huge (rivers)Evening, Night
UncommonSpirit BettaPonds & graveyard riverEvening, Night

Gemstone Mountain

RarityNameLocationTime of Day
CommonBanded SpelunkerCrystal Caves, (Huge at the bottom of Pink Cave [Revive the Oasis quest])All Day
CommonMountain GulperPondsAll Day
CommonNeon LongtailTiny in upper Northwest pond, All sizes in Oasis, LakeDay, Evening
CommonRuby DreamscaleNortheast waters around Gemstone Mountain and Gemstone Mountain PierAll Day
UncommonCavern ClamfishCrystal CavesMorning, Day
UncommonHalfmoon HerringRed & Orange Crystal Caves (Revive the Oasis quest)Evening, Night
RareJeweled GobyIcy Peak Entrance – PondsDay

Mount Hothead

RarityNameLocationTime of Day
CommonArmored BassLava Caves & CalderaAll Day
CommonBottlefishShoresAll Day
CommonFlying SpringtailHot Springs (Ponds)Day, Evening
UncommonGolden LoachLower ponds near Mount Hothead Fast-Travel LocationMorning, Day
UncommonMagma ClamfishLava CavesEvening, Night
RareBurning PerchCalderaMorning
RareSailing CharmfishTiny (Mount Hothead pier) / Med&Huge (stone arch near Mount Hothead)Night
RareShower SpringtailHot Springs and Southern shores of Mount Hot head, during RainAll Day (Rain)

Cloud Island

RarityNameLocationTime of Day
CommonCrescent MinnowTiny – pond left of critter corral

Regular – righthand & lefthand round pond above star pond, and all below locations

Huge – far right rond pool (off of far right cloud island, not near the moon/star pools), and all below locations
Morning, Evening, Night
CommonMoonlaTiny – lefthand round pond

Regular – righthand round pond above star pond, moon pond, and all below locations

Huge – righthand round pond above star pond
Morning, Day, Evening
CommonNebula PeeperMoon pondDay, Evening, Night
CommonStarlight FloaterStar pondDay, Night

Merry Meadow

RarityNameLocationTime of Day
CommonPetalscaleRegular & Tiny – Merry Meadows Fields level

Huge – Merry Meadows Fields level, near Lilypad Pathing Puzzle Room
All Day
CommonMeadow StripeRegular & Tiny – Merry Meadows Fields Plaza level, East of the cabins

Huge – Pond behind cabins
Morning, Night
CommonHalf-Dipped DaveRegular & Huge – Merry Meadows Overlook level, at the top of the waterfall

Tiny – Merry Meadows Overlook level, pond at the bottom of the waterfall
Evening, Night
CommonFloral FlyerMerry Meadows Overlook level, pondsAll Day
UncommonGeranium GarTiny – Merry Meadows Fields level, pond near the Giant Seed patch; Merry Meadows Plaza level, all streams

Regular – Merry Meadows Plaza level, near the flower field by the Challenge Course

Huge – Merry Meadows Plaza level, pond behind cabins
Day, Evening
RareCherryfinMerry Meadows Overlook level, pond to the leftDay

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