Fishing is one of the most interesting parts of various games and Paper Mario: The Origami King is no different. Unlike Animal Crossing New Horizons, it doesn’t play a huge role in this game, but fishing will help you get the Blue Shell Stone that is essential for the story. The process can be a bit confusing if you are not sure how to go about it. That’s where our Paper Mario Origami King Fishing guide will come in. By following these simple steps, you can help Mario fish and catch the big fish easily.
How to Fish in Paper Mario Origami King Overlook Mountain
You will play the very first fishing mini game in Paper Mario Origami King in Overlook Mountain. This one is essential to take the story forward but there will be more opportunities to fish if you want extra rewards too.
The first thing you should do is aim with the L stick towards the shadow of the fish you want to catch. The green line will show you the direction.
Now, to throw the lure in, hold the A button. The more you hold, the farther away you can throw. In case you want to pull it back, you can press the A button again.
If there are multiple fishes around, one of them will swim towards it to bite. When it notices the lure, you will see an exclamation mark right on top of their head.
The fish will tease you a bit by nibbling on it a few times. But when it is the right time, you need to press A once to reel it in. You will also know when to pull when a character near you excitedly says ‘now!’.
How to Get the Blue Shell Stone?
When you pull a fish that has a big shadow size, you will see that it is a Folded Cheep Cheep. A battle with four Cheep Cheeps will ensue and you have to win it to get the Blue Shell Stone. Easy peasy.
If you want to do more fishing in Paper Mario: The Origami King, check out Shogun Studios (where the House of Riddles exists). Once you manage to catch a fish, you will see its name, its size and measurement. Apart from fish, you can grab some Toads, treasures and fishing collectibles too.
That’s everything you need to know about fishing in Paper Mario: The Origami King. Keep catching big fish and breaking your own records which will earn you prints and trophies.
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