With Genshin Impact 2.1 now live, players are browsing Teyvat for the chance to use their new fishing rods.
There are currently four fishing rods in Genshin Impact, although three of them require a bit of work to be obtained. Since version 2.1, the fishing associations of Teyvat all sell a single rod. To buy one of them, players must catch 80 fish from several selected species.
How to get each fishing rod in Genshin Impact
Wilderness Rod is the first fishing rod players can get in Genshin Impact. The Exploding Population quest introduces players to the fishing system and gives this rod to players for free.
As the default rod, Wilderness Rod has no unique perks. To make it easier to fish, players should try to get one of the other unlockable fishing rods to replace this one.
Each Genshin Impact nation has its own fishing association, and each sells a different fishing rod: in Mondstadt, the only rod is Windtangler.
The Mondstadt fishing association sells Windtangler in exchange for the following:
- 20 Medaka
- 20 Aizen Medaka
- 20 poisonous thorn fish
- 20 tea-colored Shirakodai
In Mondstadt, players get a special bonus for using Windtangler on a fishing spot. If players can stay in the ideal tension zone while fishing in Mondstadt, the fish will struggle for a shorter duration.
The Liyue fishing rod, Wishmaker, and the Inazuma rod, Narukawa Ukai, have the same effects in their respective regions.
To get Wishmaker, players must trade with the Liyue Fishing Association. Genshin Impact players can trade the following fish for Wishmaker:
- 20 Medaka
- 20 Sweet flower medaka
- 20 Bettas
- 20 Brown Shirakodai
Narukawa Ukai is Inazuma’s unique fishing rod, and following the trend, players can only get it from the Inazuma Fishing Association. Genshin Impact players need to catch and trade the following fish to get Narukawa Ukai:
- 20 Medaka
- 20 Medaka Icing
- 20 Slotted Stickleback
- 20 Purple Shirakodai
In addition to the current 4 fishing rods in Genshin Impact, the Moonstringer rod will be a new addition later in version 2.1. Players will get Moonstringer along with Primogems and other rewards during the upcoming event, Lunar Realm.
The Lunar Realm event will take place September 10-20, offering unique fishing challenges on 7 of those 10 days. Details on the Moonstringer reward from this event are still unconfirmed, but players looking to expand their fishing rod collection should make sure to participate.
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