Fishing Rods are a set of key items which allow players to fish for Pokémon that may not be found by any other way. A total of 3 fishing rods are available in most of the core Pokémon games. As of now, Old and Good Rods are available in Pokémon Brick Bronze.
To use the fishing rods, stand near the water and click on the water surface. A menu will pop up, click on "Old Rod" or "Good Rod" to cast the fishing rod. When an exclamation mark appears above the player's head, it indicates a Pokémon is biting — click immediately to reel in the Pokémon, and a battle will start promptly. If the player reels in too slow after the exclamation mark pops up, the Pokémon will flee. Also, if the player reels in too early, without any Pokémon biting, he or she has to try again as well.
Occasionally nothing will bite the player's hook, and he or she also needs to retry in this case. Conveniently, having a Pokémon with the Abilities Suction Cups or Sticky Hold leading the party can ensure that Pokémon will bite all of the time. The only exception is the secret pond on Route 8, where there is always nothing to fish for.
Chain Fishing, or Consecutive Fishing, is a feature implemented in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for trainers to fish repeatedly without moving, so that they can have a higher chance to hook up Shiny Pokémon. This is brought into Pokémon Brick Bronze but works differently such that when the player reaches certain milestones on Consecutive Fishing, the Shiny Pokémon encounter rate racks up until the player either breaks the chain or reels in a Shiny Pokémon. The Consecutive Fishing-boosted Shiny rate stacks with the corresponding Ro-Power and Game Pass, as follows:
|Milestone||Shiny Pokémon encounter rate|
|No boost||Shiny Charm||Ro-Power||Shiny Charm + Ro-Power|
To keep the chain running, the player must not move from the spot via WASD or arrow keys, HM Fly and Surf, or the "Get Unstuck" option. Spinning from casting the fishing rod does not count as moving. If the player reels in too early, too late, or hooks up nothing, the chain also will break, making it vital to lead the player's party with a Pokémon possessing the Abilities Suction Cups or Sticky Hold to guarantee a bite.
|Old Rod||Talk to the fisherman in a house opposite to Route 8 exit at Lagoona Lake.|
|Good Rod||Talk to the fisherman on an island opposite to the Silver Cove entrance on Rosecove Beach. Requires HM3 Surf.|
Note: If a Pokémon evolutionary family can be found in multiple locations, only the first accessible location of the Base Form Pokémon will be listed. Some Pokémon can be more easily found with Good Rod and thus are not listed in the table for Old Rod. Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known.
All Pokémon are encountered at Lv. 10.
All Pokémon are encountered at Lv. 20.
|Dratini||Grove of Dreams||Very Rare|
|Luvdisc||Cosmeos Valley||Very Rare|
|Mareanie||Lost Islands||Very Rare|
|Lost Islands - Deep Jungle||Very Rare|