Fishing is a way of catching Wild Pokémon that live in lakes.

In the animeEdit

In the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You!, Misty fishes for Water-type Pokémon, but ends up catching Ash Ketchum instead.

At the Safari Zone, a fishing rod is distributed with the Safari Balls.

Rather than using bait, lures with Pokémon designs are used. In Whiscash and Ash, a fisherman believed that the secret to catching the Whiscash he was looking for, was finding the right lure. Misty has a collection of lures, including a special lure based on herself that she believes is the best. She sent it to Ash as a gift in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing. Ash used this lure in Buizel Your Way Out of This to try to catch a powerful Buizel.

In Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, Cilan used his fishing skills to catch a Stunfisk that was preventing Ash and Oshawott from retrieving plants at the bottom of a lake to cure their poisoned Pokémon. Like others before him, Cilan uses a fishing lure based on himself. In A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!, Cilan showed his fishing skills again when he caught a Basculin in Team Rocket's fake fishing competition.

A Super Rod made its debut in the anime in Climbing the Tower of Success! as the item Iris had to find for a scavenger hunt.

In the gamesEdit


In Pokémon Yellow Version, Fishing is used as a way of catching Water-type Pokémon that can't be found on land.

Pokémon foundEdit