All Fortnite Fish Effects

All Fortnite Fish Effects

calendar_todayPosted on 14th March 2022

Fortnite Fish and Fishing have been in the game for a while now, but did you know all the different fish effects that you can consume? This guide will give you a detailed overview of all Fortnite Fish and their effects on you when you eat them.

There are countless ways to gather loot while playing Fortnite from chests to vending machines and NPCs. And - so long as you have a Fishing Rod or a Harpoon Gun - you can also fish for loot and various Fortnite Fish that offer heals and shield.

How to Fish

Fortnite Fishing

Fishing Holes in Fortnite look like little ripples in the water with fish visible underneath

Fishing was introduced to the game in Chapter 2 Season 1 and it's pretty easy to do.

When you come across a body of water, look to see if there are any fish swimming around. Then, with either a Harpoon Gun or Fishing Rod, use the action button (right trigger on Xbox, for example) to set the angle of your cast.

Once you're in the center of the fishing spot, let go of the action button to cast your line. Then you wait for a bite and, once you feel one, use the action button again to reel it in.

Different Types of Fishing Rods

Fishing Rod Types

These Fishing Rod barrels are scattered throughout the map, often by water. When you search the barrels, you can find regular Fishing Rods, Pro Fishing Rods and Harpoon Guns.

There are three items that can be used to fish: the Fishing Rod, the Pro Fishing Rod and the Harpoon Gun.

While they're all fairly similar, there are some key differences to note when you're choosing your preferred item to catch Fortnite Fish. You can also catch ammo, weapons and materials while fishing.

Fishing Rod

The Fishing Rod is a common item that can be found in chests, barrels, floor loot, Loot Llamas and Supply Drops. You can use the Fishing Rod to fish anywhere you see a fishing spot.

Pro Fishing Rod

The Pro Fishing Rod is a rare item and an upgrade to the regular Fishing Rod.

You can get a Pro Fishing Rod by getting lucky and finding them like the regular Fishing Rod, or you can get one by upgrading a regular Fishing Rod for 300 gold at an Upgrade Bench.

There are some Fortnite Fish that can only be caught with a Pro Fishing Rod, like the Pink Shield Fish. Also, using the Pro Fishing Rod increases your chances of catching better weapons while fishing.

Harpoon Gun

The Harpoon Gun is a multi-use item. It can be used for fishing and can quickly pull your catch toward you. It can also be used for damaging buildings, pulling items towards you and attacking enemies and bringing them closer.

The Harpoon Gun has all the same fishing capabilities as the two Fishing Rods, however, there are some fish that cannot be caught by using a Harpoon Gun, like the Light Blue Small Fry.

Where to Find Fish

Fishing

You can also fish while swimming in the water. 

Anywhere that there is a body of water you'll likely find a fishing spot. Some Fortnite Fish are only available in certain areas, though.

The four key regions to find specific Fortnite Fish are: coastal, forest, swamp and mountainous regions.

By checking out the map before you drop, you can choose which region you want to land in depending on what specific Fortnite Fish you're looking to catch.

Fortnite Freezers

These Ice Boxes are scattered across the map and Fortnite Fish like Floppers and Blue Slurpfish can be found in them.

You can also find fish in various Ice Boxes across the map.

Fish vs Other Healing Items

Eating some Fortnite Fish will give you health and/or shield. You can also stack Fortnite Fish in your inventory like you would Shield Pots, Med Kits, Bandages, Chug Splash and Guzzle Juice.

Some healing items are better than others. For example, while using a Med Kit will completely replenish your health bar, it takes over 10 seconds to complete and you have to stay still while using it. Compared to using something like Chug Splash and Med Mist which can be used while moving and also take far less time.

You have to stay still to eat Fortnite Fish for health or shield but it only takes a second, just like other food items in the game.

Because of how quick Fortnite Fish can replenish your health and shield, they're definitely a valuable item to have in your inventory. They may not be as convenient as Chug Splash or Med Mist because you can't move while eating fish, but they're quick to use and certainly outrank other healing items like Med Kits.

All Fortnite Fish

Below is a list of all known Fish you can capture in Fortnite.

Fish Rarity Where To Find Effects
Flopper
Orange Flopper
Uncommon Anywhere plus Ice Boxes +40 HP
Green Flopper
Green Flopper
Uncommon Anywhere plus Ice Boxes +40 HP
Blue Flopper
Blue Flopper
Uncommon Anywhere plus Ice Boxes +40 HP
Black Blue Shield Fish
Black and Blue Shield Fish
Rare Anywhere +50 Shield
Black Striped Shield Fish
Black Striped Shield Fish
Rare Coastal areas +50 Shield
Green Shield Fish
Green Shield Fish
Rare Forest areas +50 Shield
Pink Shield Fish
Pink Shield Fish
Rare Anywhere (Requires Pro Fishing Rod) +50 Shield
Light Blue Shield Fish
Light Blue Shield Fish
Rare Anywhere +50 shield
Blue Slurpfish
Blue Slurpfish
Epic Anywhere plus Ice Boxes +40 HP or Shield
Yellow Slurpfish
Yellow Slurpfish
Epic Swamp areas +40 HP or Shield
Purple Slurpfish
Purple Slurpfish
Epic Mountainous areas +40 HP or Shield
Black Slurpfish
Black Slurpfish
Epic Coastal areas at night +40 HP or Shield
White Slurpfish
White Slurpfish
Epic Swamp areas at night (Requires Pro Fishing Rod) +40 HP or Shield
Light Blue Small Fry
Light Blue Small Fry
Common Anywhere plus Ice Boxes +25 HP (Only heals up to 75, like bandages)
Tan Small Fry
Tan Small Fry
Common Anywhere plus Ice Boxes +25 HP (Only heals up to 75, like bandages)
Purple Top Small Fry
Purple Top Small Fry
Common Anywhere plus Ice Boxes +25 HP (Only heals up to 75, like bandages)
Black Small Fry
Black Small Fry
Common Anywhere at night +25 HP (Only heals up to 75, like bandages)
Blue Small Fry
Blue Small Fry
Common Coastal areas +25 HP (Only heals up to 75, like bandages)
Slurp Jellyfish
Slurp Jellyfish
Rare Anywhere +20 HP or Shield (works like Chug Splash)
Peely Jellyfish
Peely Jellyfish
Rare Mountainous areas +20 HP or Shield (works like Chug Splash)
Purple Jellyfish
Purple Jellyfish
Rare Coastal areas +20 HP or Shield (works like Chug Splash)
Dark Vanguard Jellyfish
Dark Vanguard Jellyfish
Rare Anywhere at night +20 HP or Shield (works like Chug Splash)
Cuddle Jellyfish
Cuddle Jellyfish
Rare Swamp areas +20 HP or Shield (works like Chug Splash)
Molten Spicy Fish
Molten Spicy Fish
Rare Anywhere +15 HP and speed boost for 1 minute
Drift Spicy Fish
Drift Spicy Fish
Rare Forest areas +15 HP and speed boost for 1 minute
White Spotted Spicy Fish
White Spotted Spicy Fish
Rare Mountainous areas +15 HP and speed boost for 1 minute
Southern Spicy Fish
Southern Spicy Fish
Rare Swamp areas +15 HP and speed boost for 1 minute
Sky Blue Spicy Fish
Sky Blue Spicy Fish
Rare Coastal areas +15 HP and speed boost for 1 minute

Grab a Rod and Get Fishing

Fishing in Fortnite is a great and easy way to earn XP and find useful items like weapons and heals while playing Battle Royale.

There are 28 different Fortnite Fish to catch during Chapter 3 Season 1, so grab your Fishing Rod or Harpoon Gun and get to it!

What's your favourite fish to catch and eat in Fortnite?


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