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Main article: Fishing
"Fishron" redirects here. For other uses, see Fishron (disambiguation).

Below is a list of fishing quests given by the Angler, as well as the biome and layer where each fish can be caught. Only one Angler quest can be completed per Terraria day; a new quest is given each dawn (4:30 AM). All quest fish, except the Bumblebee Tuna, can only be caught in water.

List of fishing quests

Angler Quote Target Item Height Biome
I found this spectacular place draped in giant glowing mushrooms! Everything was blue! I was picking some of the mushrooms I found next to a glistening blue lake, when one of the mushrooms snapped at me and swam away! I want to give it a taste of its own medicine, and give it a good chompin'! What I mean is, you gotta get it for me!

(Caught in Glowing Mushroom Fields)
Amanita Fungifin Amanita FungifinInternal Item ID: 2475 Any Glowing Mushroom biome[1]
Did you know there's magical islands that float up high in the sky? Bet you didn't! They say angels live in the sky, and I believe those angels have fins and gills and swim around! I believe you must catch one for me!

(Caught in Sky Lakes)
Angelfish AngelfishInternal Item ID: 2476 Space/Sky[2] Pure biome (after defeating King Slime, Eye of Cthulhu, Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu, Queen Bee, Skeletron or Wall of Flesh)
Na na na na na na na Bat-FISH! That means go digging underground, fetch it, and bring it to me!

(Caught in Underground & Caverns)
Batfish BatfishInternal Item ID: 2450 Underground and below Pure biome
Ow! Don't get near me! I got stung by a Bloody Man-O-War! In case you're not smart enough to know what that is, it's the most menacing jellyfish in all of <name of world>! Go to that rotten crimson and catch it if you dare!

(Caught in Crimson)
Bloody Manowar Bloody ManowarInternal Item ID: 2477 Any Crimson
Normally I could care less if I see fishbones floating in the water underground, but this one was swimming! What, you thought that only human skeletons still flailed about in <name of world>? Get it for me so I can stick it in someone's bed!

(Caught in Underground & Caverns)
Bonefish BonefishInternal Item ID: 2478 Underground and below Pure biome
The subterranean jungles of <name of world> have the weirdest things! Like, there's this fish I saw that looked just like a giant bumblebee! I'm allergic to bees, so you have to catch it for me! I bet it'd taste like a tuna and honey sandwich!

(Caught in Honey)
Bumblebee Tuna Bumblebee TunaInternal Item ID: 2451 Any Any (Must be fished from HoneyHoney)
Out in the forest, I was fishing right? Well guess what! A bunny hopped up to me! Then another one hopped up, and another... suddenly I'm surrounded by bunnies! One even swam up to me from the water, but it had no legs! I fell outta my chair in surprise and all the bunnies scurried off! I want that bunny fish as a pet, so you better catch it for me! Pronto!

(Caught in Surface)
Bunnyfish BunnyfishInternal Item ID: 2479 Surface Pure Forest
Yarr matey! Shiver me timbers! Avast, scallywags! There's a pirate captain who once had a pet fish named Cap'n Tunabeard, but during a big storm the fishbowl fell overboard! It has a hook for a tail, and an eyepatch and everything! You need to fetch me that fish, so I can be as cool as a pirate! Obviously it's out in the ocean somewhere! Duh!

(Caught in Ocean)
Cap'n Tunabeard Cap'n TunabeardInternal Item ID: 2480 Space/Sky[2], Surface Ocean (Hardmode)
I finally found a jungle cat that likes water! I think it's because it's also part fish. I don't know why this happened, and I don't want to know. I just want it in my hands, and make it snappy!

(Caught in Jungle Surface)
Catfish CatfishInternal Item ID: 2452 Surface Jungle
There's a rumor going around that there are islands that float high up in the sky, and that they have amazing treasure! Who cares about that though, what's even cooler is that sometimes lakes form in the clouds, and in those lakes are fish made out of clouds! I wanna know what it tastes like, so you better go catch it for me!

(Caught in Sky Lakes)
Cloudfish CloudfishInternal Item ID: 2453 Space/Sky[2] Pure biome (after defeating King Slime, Eye of Cthulhu, Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu, Queen Bee, Skeletron, or Wall of Flesh)
I saw this bright orange and colorful fish by the ocean, and it was looking around frantically as though it was seeking a lost family member! Go catch it for me, so that another one will show up looking frantically for him instead!

(Caught in Ocean)
Clownfish ClownfishInternal Item ID: 2481 Space/Sky[2], Surface Ocean
There's a cursed fish swimming in the waters of the deepest corruption! It was forged of the cursed flames that spread from the fallen horrors that lurk down there. They say not even water can put out this fire, and that it can burn forever. I can think of some awesome things I can do with a fish like that! You gonna go get it for me, or are you too chicken!?

(Caught in Corruption)
Cursedfish CursedfishInternal Item ID: 2454 Any Corruption (Hardmode)
I hear in the underworld, that the King of all demons is actually a fish! Just imagine the absolute power I would have if you caught it for me!

(Caught in Caverns)
Demonic Hellfish Demonic HellfishInternal Item ID: 2482 Cavern and below Pure biome
Those Derplings in the jungle are the most scary creatures I've ever seen! Good thing is, sometimes they don't have legs! These ones live in the water and are a lot less scary! Catch me one now so I can see what they taste like without being scared half to death!

(Caught in Jungle Surface)
Derpfish DerpfishInternal Item ID: 2483 Surface Jungle (Hardmode)
I was reeling in the big one when this funny talking zombie burst out of the forest lake and started rambling on about this 'ferocious' species of fish made out of dirt! He says it could suffocate ten blokes his size, or something like that... I want it! NOW!

(Caught in Surface & Underground)
Dirtfish DirtfishInternal Item ID: 2455 Surface, Underground Pure biome
The demolitionist was raising cane about losing a stick of dynamite in the lake out in the forest. He has like, so many, so why does one matter? Apparently, because it grew fins and started swimming away! I don't know where he gets his materials to make those things, but that one is clearly possessed! Reel it in and bring it to me, I always wanted a suicide bombing fish! Don't ask why...

(Caught in Surface)
Dynamite Fish Dynamite FishInternal Item ID: 2456 Surface Pure biome
I bet you're not brave enough to find the Eater of Plankton. A corrupt fish that was mutated from a severed piece of the Eater of Worlds itself! Capture it and bring it to me, and prove to me you're not a wuss!

(Caught in Corruption)
Eater of Plankton Eater of PlanktonInternal Item ID: 2457 Any Corruption
I love collecting those bright yellow stars that fall from the sky! I love it even more when they land on someone's head. But.. but.. nothing beats a star that falls in a foresty lake and turns into a fish! That's just totally rad, and you're just rad enough to get it for me!

(Caught in Sky Lakes & Surface)
Fallen Starfish Fallen StarfishInternal Item ID: 2458 Space/Sky[2], Surface Pure biome
Apparently, Demon Eyes can sometimes be amphibious. They don't fly, they swim! I want to see the look on someone's face when they find it in their bathtub! They hang around the same areas. That means you reel one in for me!

(Caught in Sky Lakes & Surface)
The Fish of Cthulhu The Fish of CthulhuInternal Item ID: 2459 Space/Sky[2], Surface Pure biome
I don't know what's worse, a bone fish or a bone fish with HANDS. This Fish-o-Tron deep in the caverns really freaks me out! I think it's possessed by the same evil spirits that possessed that old man by the dungeon! I double duck dare you to go catch it!

(Caught in Caverns)
Fishotron FishotronInternal Item ID: 2460 Cavern and below Pure biome
There's a legend of a mighty being known as the Fishron! It's part pig, part dragon, and part FISH! I hear it hangs around in the frozen subterranean lakes of the coldest part of the world! I'm not going there, so YOU go catch it and makes sure it lands in my hands! I'm so excited!

(Caught in Underground Tundra)
Fishron FishronInternal Item ID: 2484 Underground, Cavern Snow biome (Hardmode)
Those demons in the underworld really like voodoo dolls, but I think there's a doll out there who was blasted with way too much magic! It turned into a fish and it does stuff on its own. I dare you to go down and get me one! I'd watch out for the boiling lava, because it burns you to death and that won't get me my fish!

(Caught in Caverns)
Guide Voodoo Fish Guide Voodoo FishInternal Item ID: 2472 Cavern and below Pure biome
I was trying to sleep by the hill lakeside when this fish swooped down at me. It was flying! It also had the face of a lady and had feathers! I think I screamed louder than she did! Hey you, go make her pay for scaring me like that!

(Caught in Sky Lakes & Surface)
Harpyfish HarpyfishInternal Item ID: 2461 Space/Sky[2], Surface Pure biome
There's a piece of the Hunger that morphed from the Wall of Flesh into a small fish-like thing that swims around aimlessly in the underworld and it's gross and it's yucky and I want it now!

(Caught in Caverns)
Hungerfish HungerfishInternal Item ID: 2462 Cavern and below Pure biome (Hardmode)
Did you know deep in the crimson, some of those creatures make this gross yellow stuff? I overheard a crazy story about a pool of it having melted together into a shape of a fish and it swims around and everything! Fetch it for me, so I can stick it in someone's toilet!

(Caught in Crimson)
Ichorfish IchorfishInternal Item ID: 2463 Any Crimson (Hardmode)
A really long fish that looks like a sword's sheath swims in the murky waters of the corruption! It looks a lot like ebonstone, so don't let it fool you! That's right, you. You're catching it, not me!

(Caught in Corruption)
Infected Scabbardfish Infected ScabbardfishInternal Item ID: 2485 Any Corruption
Oooooohhh, I'm going to be SO rich! Deep in the caverns, there is a fish made out of gemstones! Don't ask me how, I don't know, all I know is that this fish is totally awesome and you're going to catch it for me!

(Caught in Underground & Caverns)
Jewelfish JewelfishInternal Item ID: 2464 Underground and below Pure biome
There's some interesting critters to be found in the deeper Hallows, I tell you! They glow this crazy purple color and it messes with my eyes! It's totally wild, so I want you to catch a fish like that for me!

(Caught in Underground Hallow)
Mirage Fish Mirage FishInternal Item ID: 2465 Underground, Cavern Hallow (Hardmode)
Watch your step when wading through jungle waters! Why? No, not because I care about you being eaten by piranhas. I care because you'll step on one of my favorite kinds of fish, the Mud Fish! I also care a lot that you're going to grab me one as a pet!

(Caught in Jungle)
Mudfish MudfishInternal Item ID: 2486 Any Jungle
What's white and tan and fluffy and lives in a frozen underground lake? A mutant flinxfin! I wasn't telling a joke, you know, there really is a mutated variety of Flinx that is more adapted to an aquatic lifestyle! I want it to adapt to my fishbowl, so make sure that happens!

(Caught in Underground Tundra)
Mutant Flinxfin Mutant FlinxfinInternal Item ID: 2466 Underground and below Snow biome
It's a whale! It's a dolphin! No, it's a penguin fish! Oh, and look, it's you! You get to bring me one! You do know they only like cold water, right?

(Caught in Surface Tundra)
Pengfish PengfishInternal Item ID: 2467 Space/Sky[2], Surface Snow biome
There's a really really rare type of pixie that's born with so many wings that it can't actually fly! It swims with the fishes in the lakes surrounded by that blue colored grass. My fish tank needs a lamp, so I want you to catch me that pixie!

(Caught in Surface Hallow)
Pixiefish PixiefishInternal Item ID: 2468 Space/Sky[2], Surface Hallow (Hardmode)
I read this ancient story about a fish that looks like a magical scarab! That's beetle, for simpletons like you! Where do you find it? Where do you think? In the desert, duh! Don't look at me like that... it's true! There is actually water out there! I'd go, but I don't like having my eyeballs pecked out by vultures. So... you do it!

(Caught in Desert)
Scarab Fish Scarab Fish(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4393 Any Desert
I'm sure someone, a really stupid someone, tried to tell you there was no water in the desert! They were absolutely and positively wrong! There's this thing called an Oasis, and it has water in it! Guess what happens when you have water!? That's right, you have fish! Weird fish that try to sting you and pinch you and do all kinds of other mean things to you! A perfect pet for me, and a perfect job for you!

(Caught in Desert)
Scorpio Fish Scorpio Fish(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4394 Any Desert
In the forest, the slimes are kinda gross. Slimefish are even more so! I don't want to swim with slimes, so yoink one out of the water for me!

(Caught in Surface Forest)
Slimefish SlimefishInternal Item ID: 2487 Surface Pure Forest
I saw a fish that had eight legs! Nope! Not happening! You're fishing it for me, so it's not alive when I hold it! That's the last time I go fishing so deep in the cavern!

(Caught in Underground & Caverns)
Spiderfish SpiderfishInternal Item ID: 2469 Underground and below Pure biome
Piranhas and sharks are ugly! Soooo ugly! Did you know there's a fish that looks very pretty and still can eat your face off? I would pay 2 platinum to see that happen, by the way... To the point, though, you catchy for me. Just make sure I have it before you lose your face!

(Caught Jungle Surface)
Tropical Barracuda Tropical BarracudaInternal Item ID: 2488 Surface Jungle
You ever wonder why the lakes on the surface of the snowy areas of <name of world> never ice over? I don't. The fish, however, do! A fish made out of ice would make a great offering to the mighty and amazing <name of Angler>! Go, my loyal subject, and bring me this Tundra Trout with haste!

(Caught in Surface Tundra)
Tundra Trout Tundra TroutInternal Item ID: 2470 Surface Snow biome
Unicorns and rainbows are absolutely great! They're everywhere, even in the water. No, really, I actually saw a unicorn fish in the Hallowed lake! Your job is to reel it up and let me have it as a pet!

(Caught in Hallow)
Unicorn Fish Unicorn FishInternal Item ID: 2471 Any Hallow (Hardmode)
I know something youuuuu don't! Fine, I'll tell you, there's a terrifying creature that flies among the stars! I'm not making this up! It's called a Wyvern! But, but, you knew that already, right? Well what you don't know is that they are born and raised as tadpoles! So, they're actually like.. well, a frog! Hop to it and get me one!

(Caught in Sky Lakes)
Wyverntail WyverntailInternal Item ID: 2473 Space/Sky[2] Pure biome (Hardmode)
You won't believe it! I caught a fish in the forest at night that was already dead! Then it tried to eat me! I threw it away and ran! Now I want to stick it in someone's dresser to see what happens, so go fish it back up for me will ya?!

(Caught in Surface)
Zombie Fish Zombie FishInternal Item ID: 2474 Surface Pure Forest
  1. (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Even though 101 tiles are required to create a Glowing Mushroom biome, 201 are needed to catch the Amanita Fungifin.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 "Space/Sky" refers to the upper 50% of the area between the surface line (0 feet) and the top of the world. The Depth Meter and its upgrades only refer to the upper 20% as "Space". See Space § Notes for details.


  • Unlike the Bomb Fish, the Dynamite Fish does not function as a stick of Dynamite. Indeed, no quest fish has any use beyond the Angler's quests.
  • Only the Angelfish and Cloudfish must be caught in Space/Sky; all other "Space/Sky" fish can also be caught on the surface. All "Underworld" fish can also be caught at Cavern levels. Only four fish can only be caught at Cavern levels or below: Demonic Hellfish, Fishotron, Guide Voodoo Fish, Hungerfish; the other "Cavern" fish can also be caught at Underground levels as well.


  • Quest fish are the only items that cannot be picked up if there is one already in the inventory. However, they can be moved into the inventory from a storage item (shift-clicking and other "auto" features will not work).
    • To collect more than one of a quest fish, the player must store each fish in a storage item as it is caught; later they can be moved back to the inventory. One quest fish can also be stored in the inventory's trash slot.
    • This works similar to the Encumbering Stone(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • The Angler's quotes about the quest fish can give players hints about the features and enemies of the biome they can be fished in if the player has not explored them yet.
  • The fishing quest's "done" status actually relies on the character's name. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the player can use the rename feature to change the character's name, thus making the current day's quest undone. This is useful for completing achievements.


  • Quest fish and Strange Plants are the only items with the Rarity level: Quest rarity.
  • The Angler makes several references in his quotes about certain quest fish:
    • Batfish: The 1960s American live action television series Batman starring the eponymous fictional superhero. Besides its theme song, the show was known for prefixing all the hero's equipment with the word "bat".
    • Bumblebee Tuna: The real-life brand Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, a company that produces canned tuna, salmon, other seafoods, and chicken under the brand name "Bumble Bee", among others. "Bumble Bee Tuna" is one of their products.
    • Clownfish: The 2003 American computer-animated adventure film Finding Nemo.
  • The Angler incorrectly refers to The Hungry as "the Hunger" when talking about the Hungerfish.
  • A number of the quest fish refer to real-world fish:
    • The Angelfish's appearance might be based on a species called the royal angelfish.
    • The Barracuda is a large, predatory fish.
    • The Bloody Manowar's name refers to the real-life invertebrate Portuguese man o' war. The Angler's quote even refers to its powerful venomous sting.
    • The Catfish is, in real life, a type of fish known for its prominent barbels that look like cat's whiskers.
    • The Infected Scabbardfish might be based on several species called "scabbardfish" in the family Trichiuridae (order Scombriformes). The family itself is also known as the cutlassfish.
    • The Mudfish also refers to several real-life species, although they look more elongated than their in-game depiction.
    • A few of the other names more-or-less coincidentally match common names of various species; for example, several species have been called "slimefish" at various times and places.
  • The quests for the Dynamite fish and the Pengfish are the only two quests whose quote does not end with exclamation marks.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Angler quest fish can now be linked in the player chat box.
    • All quest fish items now have tooltips saying where to catch them (useful for sharing in chat message).
    • Changed the Quest info for Pengfish and Pixiefish to be more consistent with similar fish.
  • Desktop 1.4.1: Adjusted Mirage Fish and Pixiefish to be "uncommon" instead of "rare", to match other quest fish.
  • Desktop
    • Added Scarab Fish and Scorpio Fish.
    • Fishing an Amanita Fungifin no longer explicitly requires 201 tiles of the Glowing Mushroom biome. It can now be caught as soon as there are more than 100 tiles nearby.
    • Fixed some inconsistent or inaccurate Fishing Quest dialogue text.