Angler/Quests

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Below is a list of quests given by the Angler, as well as the biome and layer where each can be caught.

Angler Quote Target Item Rarity Height Biome
I found this spectacular place draped in giant glowing mushrooms! Everything was blue! I was picking some of the mushrooms I found next to a glistening blue lake, when one of the mushrooms snapped at me and swam away! I want to give it a taste of its own medicine, and give it a good chompin'! What I mean is, you gotta get it for me! Amanitia Fungifin.png Amanitia Fungifin
Internal Item ID: 2475
Rarity level: Quest Any Mushroom Biome[1]
Did you know there's magical islands that float up high in the sky? Bet you didn't! They say angels live in the sky, and I believe those angels have fins and gills and swim around! I believe you must catch one for me! Angelfish.png Angelfish
Internal Item ID: 2476
Rarity level: Quest Sky Forest
Na na na na na na na Bat-FISH! That means go digging underground, fetch it, and bring it to me! Batfish.png Batfish
Internal Item ID: 2450
Rarity level: Quest Underground, Cavern, Underworld Forest
Ow! Don't get near me! I got stung by a Bloody Man-O-War! In case you're not smart enough to know what that is, it's the most menacing jellyfish in all of <World Name>! Go to that rotten crimson and catch it if you dare! Bloody Manowar.png Bloody Manowar
Internal Item ID: 2477
Rarity level: Quest Any Crimson
Normally I could care less if I see fishbones floating in the water underground, but this one was swimming! What, you thought that only human skeletons still flailed about in <World Name>? Get it for me so I can stick it in someone's bed! Bonefish.png Bonefish
Internal Item ID: 2478
Rarity level: Quest Underground, Cavern, Underworld Forest
The subterranean jungles of <World Name> have the weirdest things! Like, there's this fish I saw that looked just like a giant bumblebee! I'm allergic to bees, so you have to catch it for me! I bet it'd taste like a tuna and honey sandwich! Bumblebee Tuna.png Bumblebee Tuna
Internal Item ID: 2451
Rarity level: Quest Any Any (Must be fished from Honey.png Honey)
Out in the forest, I was fishing right? Well guess what! A bunny hopped up to me! Then another one hopped up, and another... suddenly I'm surrounded by bunnies! One even swam up to me from the water, but it had no legs! I fell outta my chair in surprise and all the bunnies scurried off! I want that bunny fish as a pet, so you better catch it for me! Pronto! Bunnyfish.png Bunnyfish
Internal Item ID: 2479
Rarity level: Quest Surface Forest
Yarr matey! Shiver me timbers! Avast, scallywags! There's a pirate captain who once had a pet fish named Cap'n Tunabeard, but during a big storm the fishbowl fell overboard! It has a hook for a tail, and an eyepatch and everything! You need to fetch me that fish, so I can be as cool as a pirate! Obviously it's out in the ocean somewhere! Duh! Cap'n Tunabeard.png Cap'n Tunabeard
Internal Item ID: 2480
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Ocean (Hardmode)
I finally found a jungle cat that likes water! I think it's because it's also part fish. I don't know why this happened, and I don't want to know. I just want it in my hands, and make it snappy! Catfish.png Catfish
Internal Item ID: 2452
Rarity level: Quest Surface Jungle
There's a rumor going around that there are islands that float high up in the sky, and that they have amazing treasure! Who cares about that though, what's even cooler is that sometimes lakes form in the clouds, and in those lakes are fish made out of clouds! I wanna know what it tastes like, so you better go catch it for me! Cloudfish.png Cloudfish
Internal Item ID: 2453
Rarity level: Quest Sky Forest
I saw this bright orange and colorful fish by the ocean, and it was looking around frantically as though it was seeking a lost family member! Go catch it for me, so that another one will show up looking frantically for him instead! Clownfish.png Clownfish
Internal Item ID: 2481
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Ocean
There's a cursed fish swimming in the waters of the deepest corruption! It was forged of the cursed flames that spread from the fallen horrors that lurk down there. They say not even water can put out this fire, and that it can burn forever. I can think of some awesome things I can do with a fish like that! You gonna go get it for me, or are you too chicken!? Cursedfish.png Cursedfish
Internal Item ID: 2454
Rarity level: Quest Any Corruption (Hardmode)
I hear in the underworld, that the King of all demons is actually a fish! Just imagine the absolute power I would have if you caught it for me! Demonic Hellfish.png Demonic Hellfish
Internal Item ID: 2482
Rarity level: Quest Cavern, Underworld Forest
Those Derplings in the jungle are the most scary creatures I've ever seen! Good thing is, sometimes they don't have legs! These ones live in the water and are a lot less scary! Catch me one now so I can see what they taste like without being scared half to death! Derpfish.png Derpfish
Internal Item ID: 2483
Rarity level: Quest Surface Jungle (Hardmode)
I was reeling in the big one when this funny talking zombie burst out of the forest lake and started rambling on about this 'ferocious' species of fish made out of dirt! He says it could suffocate ten blokes his size, or something like that... I want it! NOW! Dirtfish.png Dirtfish
Internal Item ID: 2455
Rarity level: Quest Surface, Underground Forest
The demolitionist was raising cane about losing a stick of dynamite in the lake out in the forest. He has like, so many, so why does one matter? Apparently, because it grew fins and started swimming away! I don't know where he gets his materials to make those things, but that one is clearly possessed! Reel it in and bring it to me, I always wanted a suicide bombing fish! Don't ask why... Dynamite Fish.png Dynamite Fish
Internal Item ID: 2456
Rarity level: Quest Surface Forest
I bet you're not brave enough to find the Eater of Plankton. A corrupt fish that was mutated from a severed piece of the Eater of Worlds itself! Capture it and bring it to me, and prove to me you're not a wuss! Eater of Plankton.png Eater of Plankton
Internal Item ID: 2457
Rarity level: Quest Any Corruption
I love collecting those bright yellow stars that fall from the sky! I love it even more when they land on someone's head. But.. but.. nothing beats a star that falls in a foresty lake and turns into a fish! That's just totally rad, and you're just rad enough to get it for me! Fallen Starfish.png Fallen Starfish
Internal Item ID: 2458
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Forest
Apparently, Demon Eyes can sometimes be amphibious. They don't fly, they swim! I want to see the look on someone's face when they find it in their bathtub! They hang around the same areas. That means you reel one in for me! The Fish of Cthulhu.png The Fish of Cthulhu
Internal Item ID: 2459
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Forest
I don't know what's worse, a bone fish or a bone fish with HANDS. This Fish-o-Tron deep in the caverns really freaks me out! I think it's possessed by the same evil spirits that possessed that old man by the dungeon! I double duck dare you to go catch it! Fishotron.png Fishotron
Internal Item ID: 2460
Rarity level: Quest Cavern, Underworld Forest
There's a legend of a mighty being known as the Fishron! It's part pig, part dragon, and part FISH! I hear it hangs around in the frozen subterranean lakes of the coldest part of the world! I'm not going there, so YOU go catch it and makes sure it lands in my hands! I'm so excited! Fishron.png Fishron
Internal Item ID: 2484
Rarity level: Quest Cavern, Underground Snow Biome (Hardmode)
Those demons in the underworld really like voodoo dolls, but I think there's a doll out there who was blasted with way too much magic! It turned into a fish and it does stuff on its own. I dare you to go down and get me one! I'd watch out for the boiling lava, because it burns you to death and that won't get me my fish! Guide Voodoo Fish.png Guide Voodoo Fish
Internal Item ID: 2472
Rarity level: Quest Cavern, Underworld Forest
I was trying to sleep by the hill lakeside when this fish swooped down at me. It was flying! It also had the face of a lady and had feathers! I think I screamed louder than she did! Hey you, go make her pay for scaring me like that! Harpyfish.png Harpyfish
Internal Item ID: 2461
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Forest
There's a piece of the Hunger that morphed from the Wall of Flesh into a small fish-like thing that swims around aimlessly in the underworld and it's gross and it's yucky and I want it now! Hungerfish.png Hungerfish
Internal Item ID: 2462
Rarity level: Quest Cavern, Underworld Forest (Hardmode)
Did you know deep in the crimson, some of those creatures make this gross yellow stuff? I overheard a crazy story about a pool of it having melted together into a shape of a fish and it swims around and everything! Fetch it for me, so I can stick it in someone's toilet! Ichorfish.png Ichorfish
Internal Item ID: 2463
Rarity level: Quest Any Crimson (Hardmode)
A really long fish that looks like a sword's sheath swims in the murky waters of the corruption! It looks a lot like ebonstone, so don't let it fool you! That's right, you. You're catching it, not me! Infected Scabbardfish.png Infected Scabbardfish
Internal Item ID: 2485
Rarity level: Quest Any Corruption
Oooooohhh, I'm going to be SO rich! Deep in the caverns, there is a fish made out of gemstones! Don't ask me how, I don't know, all I know is that this fish is totally awesome and you're going to catch it for me! Jewelfish.png Jewelfish
Internal Item ID: 2464
Rarity level: Quest Underground, Cavern, Underworld Forest
There's some interesting critters to be found in the deeper Hallows, I tell you! They glow this crazy purple color and it messes with my eyes! It's totally wild, so I want you to catch a fish like that for me! Mirage Fish.png Mirage Fish
Internal Item ID: 2465
Rarity level: Quest Underground Hallow
Watch your step when wading through jungle waters! Why? No, not because I care about you being eaten by piranhas. I care because you'll step on one of my favorite kinds of fish, the Mud Fish! I also care a lot that you're going to grab me one as a pet! Mudfish.png Mudfish
Internal Item ID: 2486
Rarity level: Quest Any Jungle
What's white and tan and fluffy and lives in a frozen underground lake? A mutant flinxfin! I wasn't telling a joke, you know, there really is a mutated variety of Flinx that is more adapted to an aquatic lifestyle! I want it to adapt to my fishbowl, so make sure that happens! Mutant Flinxfin.png Mutant Flinxfin
Internal Item ID: 2466
Rarity level: Quest Underground, Cavern, Underworld Snow Biome
It's a whale! It's a dolphin! No, it's a penguin fish! Oh, and look, it's you! You get to bring me one! You do know they only like cold water, right? Pengfish.png Pengfish
Internal Item ID: 2467
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Snow Biome
There's a really really rare type of pixie that's born with so many wings that it can't actually fly! It swims with the fishes in the lakes surrounded by that blue colored grass. My fish tank needs a lamp, so I want you to catch me that pixie! Pixiefish.png Pixiefish
Internal Item ID: 2468
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Hallow
In the forest, the slimes are kinda gross. Slimefish are even more so! I don't want to swim with slimes, so yoink one out of the water for me! Slimefish.png Slimefish
Internal Item ID: 2487
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Forest
I saw a fish that had eight legs! Nope! Not happening! You're fishing it for me, so it's not alive when I hold it! That's the last time I go fishing so deep in the cavern! Spiderfish.png Spiderfish
Internal Item ID: 2469
Rarity level: Quest Underground, Cavern, Underworld Forest
Piranhas and sharks are ugly! Soooo ugly! Did you know there's a fish that looks very pretty and still can eat your face off? I would pay 2 platinum to see that happen, by the way... To the point, though, you catchy for me. Just make sure I have it before you lose your face! Tropical Barracuda.png Tropical Barracuda
Internal Item ID: 2488
Rarity level: Quest Surface Jungle
You ever wonder why the lakes on the surface of the snowy areas of <World Name> never ice over? I don't. The fish, however, do! A fish made out of ice would make a great offering to the mighty and amazing <Angler Name>! Go, my loyal subject, and bring me this Tundra Trout with haste! Tundra Trout.png Tundra Trout
Internal Item ID: 2470
Rarity level: Quest Surface Snow Biome
Unicorns and rainbows are absolutely great! They're everywhere, even in the water. No, really, I actually saw a unicorn fish in the Hallowed lake! Your job is to reel it up and let me have it as a pet! Unicorn Fish.png Unicorn Fish
Internal Item ID: 2471
Rarity level: Quest Any Hallow
I know something youuuuu don't! Fine, I'll tell you, there's a terrifying creature that flies among the stars! I'm not making this up! It's called a Wyvern! But, but, you knew that already, right? Well what you don't know is that they are born and raised as tadpoles! So, they're actually like.. well, a frog! Hop to it and get me one! Wyverntail.png Wyverntail
Internal Item ID: 2473
Rarity level: Quest Sky, Surface Any (Hardmode)
You won't believe it! I caught a fish in the forest at night that was already dead! Then it tried to eat me! I threw it away and ran! Now I want to stick it in someone's dresser to see what happens, so go fish it back up for me will ya?! Zombie Fish.png Zombie Fish
Internal Item ID: 2474
Rarity level: Quest Surface Forest
  1. Even though 100 tiles are required to create a Mushroom Biome, 200 are needed to catch the Amanitia Fungifin.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When talking about the Clownfish, the Angler makes a reference to the Disney-Pixar Movie: Finding Nemo.
  • When talking about the Batfish, he is referencing the old television show starring the DC superhero Batman. Besides its theme song, the show was known for prefixing all the hero's equipment with Bat-s.
  • When talking about the Bumblebee Tuna, the Angler makes a reference to the real life brand of Tuna called Bumblebee Tuna.
  • The Bumblebee Tuna is also a reference to the Jim Carrey film Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.
  • The Bloody Manowar's name refers to the real life Portuguese man o' war jellyfish . The Angler's quote even refers to the deadly poison of the jellyfish, and also referring that the poison can infect others nearby.
  • Quest Fish and Strange Plants are the only items with amber rarity
  • Quest Fish are the only items that cannot be picked up twice or more in the inventory. The only way to pick up more than one quest fish in the inventory is to storage the fish in a chest and pick them up manually (not with shift-click because that doesn't work)

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.4.1: Fixed typo where “Wyverntail” was named “Whyverntail.”