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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Fishing with Felynes

Vincent Lau

Select your Palicos…and if you’re lucky you’ll fish up a Plesioth!

At a certain point in the game you will unlock a new feature known as the Casting Machine. This will let you fish without having to do the tedious in-quest fishing minigame, and even better, you get to do it with a bunch of adorable cats!

Simply go to the small sign put up in front of where the Casting Machine is, and for 50 CP a pop, you can throw a net into the ocean.

Naturally, your Palicos aren’t about to let you do it alone, and so you can select five to help you. As you choose, you’ll notice that they have unique fishing skills , ranging from “Fearsome Fisher” to “Arowama Catcher” to many more. You can check out the details of these skills by viewing Palico Info from the Palico Board!

Once you’ve select all five, use the left c-stick to move the net around the ocean. The target landing area will be marked with a small red circle. Follow the schools of fish and try to catch them all at once when they’re grouped together for maximum rewards.

Sometimes, you’ll notice a big fishy monster swimming around. That’s the Plesioth , a major boss monster that showed up in many games such as Freedom Unite and 3 Ultimate.

Plesioth unfortunately is not fightable in this game, but this is where it makes its big cameo! If the net hits Plesioth, you will fish it up and earn materials such as scales and fins, which you can use to make Plesioth weapons and armor!

The Casting Machine is super beneficial to your Palicos too. It gives them small amounts of experience and after enough uses, they might level up!

The fish you earn will be useful as well, for combining to make other items, or to sell for money. Gunners especially will make great use of this tool, as several fish are vital for ammo. Use it whenever you have some CP.

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    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun, Vincent Lau

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En route to Val Habar, what begins as a bumpy ride in the great desert quickly descends into the fight of your rookie hunter’s life, as a dangerous Elder Dragon appears out of nowhere, threatening to level your ride and the town ahead.

After somehow surviving the attack, your efforts impress the Caravaneer and you’re quickly enlisted into the Caravan. Your mission? To discover the secret of a mysterious “Article”, which will almost surely involve hunting bigger and deadlier monsters in a magical, colorful world that is the world of Monster Hunter.

Overwhelmed? Not so sure what to do? This guide will give you the reference point you need to not only complete the solo campaign with flying colors, but look awesome while doing so!

  • Information regarding Key Quests for both Caravan and Gathering Hall quests.
  • Tips for becoming the best hunter possible–from preparations to Palicos.
  • Breakdown of the 14 unique weapon types and how to wield them to their full potential.
  • Detailed maps and insights for all of the major hunting grounds.
  • Inside scoop on every monster you will face in battle (select postgame monsters pending).

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