Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon - Fishing: Guide

This is a complete guide to knowing everything about Fishing on Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon. Find all the information you need here!

What is Fishing

Like in the previous installments of Pokemon, fishing is a feature that returns in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon using the Fishing Rod. The Fishing Rod can be obtained after completing the Lana’s Water Trial in Akala Island

Types of Fishing Rod

There are a variety of Fishing Rods to use when Fishing, namely the standard Fishing Rod, Old Rod, Good Rod and the Super Rod. However since the introduction of Sun and Moon there has only been one kind of Fishing Rod that is usable by now.

This change to the Fishing Rod makes it less complicated, simplifying out the Pokemon and items that can be caught depending on Fishing Rod type.

About Fishing Spots

There are specific locations where you can fish in Ultra Sun and Moon. Fishing Spots can be located in areas like the seaside or ponds. Approaching any available Fishing Spot will prompt to press the A Button to begin fishing.

Also there are instances where bubbles and splashes will appear on the fishing spot. (There are some exceptions to this.)

Bubble Spot

Bubble Spots have a chance of appearing when fishing. They increase the rates of finding rare Pokemon.

However if you move too fast around it, the bubble spot will disappear and you would need to re-enter the Route to access it.


Splashes may occur in some cases. Although they are easily mistaken as Bubble Spots, you can’t fish on splashes.

Upon approaching Splashes it’ll initiate a battle with a Pokemon.

Places where Splashes Occur

  • Brooklet Hill(First Visit)
  • Hanohano Beach
  • Poni Island

Fishing on Lapras

Lapras is an available Ride Pokemon that you can take to the ocean to fish with. Although Sharpedo is available as a Ride Pokemon, you can’t fish with them. Take caution when approaching a Bubble Spot with Lapras as they easily disappear.

Fishing Characteristics

Fishing has its own chances of failing to get anything. In the chance you are unable to get anything, the game will inform you of it. However, chances of success is raised if you use Pokemon with the ability of “Sticky Hold” and “Suction Cups”.

  • Pokemon with the ability of Sticky Hold:
    └ Grimer, Gulpin, Accelgor
  • Pokemon with the ability of Suction Cups:
    └ Octillery, Cradily, Malamar

Item Fishing Spots

Item Location
Pearl Various Fishing Spots
Big Pearl Poni Island
Sticky Barb Poni Island
Pearl String Melemele Island
Heart Scale Akala Island
Prism Scale Ula’ula Island
Silver Bottle Cap Poni Island

Pokemon Fishing Spot List

Pokemon Places to Catch
Magikarp Route 7 , Route 8, Route 9, Route 13, Route 14, Water Route 15, Seaward Cave,, Kala’e Bay, Melemele Sea, Brooklet Hill,, Akala Outskirts, Malie Garden, Poni Island, Poni Breaker Coast, Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Meadow, Poni Gauntlet, Seafolk Village
Barboach Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Meadow, Poni Gauntlet,
Wishiwashi 7 Route Route 8, Route 13, Route 14, Water Route 15,e Kala’e Bay, Melemele Sea, Brooklet Hill, Secluded Shore
Luvdisc Route 9, Melemele Sea
Corsola Route 9, Melemele Sea
Shellder Kala’e Bay
Clamperl Water Route 15, Melemele Sea
Remoraid Route 8, Kala’e Bay, Melemele Sea
Goldeen Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden,
Basculin Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden, Vast Poni Canyon,
Feebas Brooklet Hill
Alomomola Brooklet Hill
Staryu Brooklet Hill
Chinchou 7 Route
Bruxish  Route 13, Route 14, Water Route 15, Secluded Shore
Relicanth Poni Breaker Coast
Dhelmise Seafolk Village
Sharpedo Poni Breaker Coast
Dragalge Poni Breaker Coast (Ultra Moon Only)
Clawitzer Poni Breaker Coast (Ultra Sun Only)
Wailmer Poni Plains, Poni Breaker Coast, Seafolk Village
Wailord Poni Plains, Poni, Breaker Coast, Seafolk Village
Corphish Vast Poni Canyon
Dratini  Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Meadow, Poni Gauntlet

Battled Pokemon

The following Pokemon can’t be fished for directly. Pokemon caught in a Fishing Spot may call for help when you battle them, these are the Pokemon that appear as reinforcement.

Pokemon Place of Appearance
Gyarados Route 7, Route 8, Route 9, Route 13, Route 14, Water Route 15,Seaward Cave, Kala’e Bay, Melemele Sea, Brooklet Hill, Akala Outskirts, Malie Garden, Poni Plains, Poni Breaker Coast, Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Meadow, Poni Gauntlet, Seafolk Village (Magikarp Summon)
Whiscash Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Meadow, Poni Gauntlet, (Barboach Summon)
Mareanie Route 9, Melemele Sea, (Corsola Summon)
Huntail Water Route 15, Melemele Sea, (Clamperl Summon) Night Only
Gorebyss Water Route 15, Melemele Sea, (Clamperl Summon) Afternoon Only
Octillery Kala’e Bay, Melemele Sea, (Remoraid Summon)
Seaking Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden, (Goldeen Summon)
Starmie 7 Route (Staryu Summon)
Crawdaunt Vast Poni Canyon, (Corphish Summon)
Dragonair Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Meadow, Poni Gauntlet, (Dratini Summon)
Dragonite Poni Gauntlet, (Dratini Summon)

Pokemon found in Bubble Spots

Melemele Island

Area Name Detail Rate Up
Seaward Cave West end of the Pond Barboach
Kala’e Bay Seaward Cave, Left of the Entrance and then East Shellder
Melemele Sea (East) The Sandy Beach by the Pokemon Center, little to the south east of the sea; A place surrounded by three rocks. Luvdisc 
Melemele Sea (West) Ten Karat Hill, Sea Entrance , go a little bit west from there near the Luvdisc. Corsola

Akala Island

Area Name Detail Rate Up
Paniola Town Pond in the southwest of the town Barboach
Brooklet Hill The southeast of the first pond
Center west of the second pond
Southwest of the third pond
Middle west of pond
7 Route Puddle surrounded by rocks in the east area Staryu
Route 8 Sea beyond the cliff of the northeast end of the area Chinchou
Route 9 No Bubble Spot None
Akala Outskirts Ocean beyond the edge of the eastern edge of the area Chinchou

Ula’ula Island

Area Name Detail Rate Up
Malie Garden No Bubble Spot None
Secluded Shore East of the Sea Bruxish
Route 13 The sea ahead of the scaffold in the area south Bruxish
Route 14 Sea on the south side of concrete islet in west area Bruxish
Water Route 15 From the sandy beach on the west side of the ether house Northwest of the sea Bruxish

Poni Island

Area Name Detail Rate Up
Seafolk Village The sea in front of the Haganeer ship in the east of the village Dhelmise
Poni Plains The southern end of the sea in the west area Relicanth
Poni Breaker Coast Ocean near the entrance of ruins of Higan Sharpedo
Vast Poni Canyon The innermost puddle of the area with the pond (cave 3) Dratini
Poni Meadow Pond in front of the slope Dratini
Poni Gauntlet A river near the center of the area (coming in from the northwest side) Dratini

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Walkthrough GuidePost-Game Events

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