The Catch has become available in Genshin Impact following the release of Raiden Shogun. This weapon is as it is an excellent alternative to Engulfing Lightning. It grants Energy Recharge, an extremely important stats for her, and has a passive effect that also ramps up her damage. This may be free and does not require any primogems at all, but getting this weapon has a “catch.” While it is not as expensive as the other weapons, acquiring one, let alone refining it, is time-consuming and quite complicated.
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So if you’re trying to get The Catch, look no further as, in this guide, we will show you how to get The Catch in Genshin Impact, and ways how to refine it.
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How to get The Catch in Genshin Impact
There is only one way to get The Catch and is not through Gacha. The Catch is a 4-star polearm weapon in Genshin Impact that is obtainable from the Inazuma Fishing Association. This weapon is quite demanding as it will require you to catch several types of fish in exchange for it. In fact, obtaining The Catch will take you around 1-2 weeks to complete unless you follow these tips and know where to fish.
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Unlock Fishing by Completing the Exploding Population Quest
Reach Adventurer Rank 28 and unveil the Serenitea Pot. Once it’s open, head to the Adventurer’s Guild in Monstadt and talk to Katheryne to initiate the quest. In this Fishing Quest, you must speak with Nantuck on Cider Lake. The Fishing System will then unlock after clearing the Exploding Population Quest.
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Learn how to fish
The Catch is an obtainable weapon, and you can get it provided that you have the necessary items to purchase it. For this particular item, you’ll need the following:
- 20 Rusty Koi
- 20 Golden Koi
- Raimei Angelfish
The best way to catch these fish is by using the right bait created using the crafting table. Additionally, you can deploy Thoma to your team and take advantage of his passive, “Snap and Swing” allowing you to get 20% chance of scoring a double catch.
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How to catch Rusty Koi and Golden Koi
There are several locations within Monstadt, Liyue and Inazuma where you can obtain Rusty Koi and Golden Koi. These are easier to catch but it will take time before you can take all 40 of it. Not to mention, Koi takes three days before it respawns.
Rusty and Golden Koi can be found in the following areas:
- South of Monstadt City
- Northeast of Guili Plains
- Luhua Pool
- West of Wangshu inn
- Koseki Village
- Stormbearer mountains
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How to catch Raimei Angelfish
The population of Raimei Angelfish, on the other hand is quite scarce. There is only one area where you can find the Raimei Angelfish, and it only appears at night from 18:00 to 6:00. There’s no need to wait as you can simply navigate to the Paimon menu and change the time yourself. Raimei Angelfish is located in the western part of Tatarasuna, below the Kujou Encampment.
Go to Kujirai Momiji and purchase The Catch
Head towards the southern part of Byakko Plain in Inazuma and search for Kujirai Momiji. Interact with her and trade fish for The Catch. Do remember that The Catch can only be purchased once, and refining it will not require another piece of this weapon.
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How to Refine The Catch in Genshin Impact
Ako’s Sake Vessel is a specialized refinement material for The Catch. Prepare to catch 3 Raimei Angelfish, 10 Pufferfish and 10 Bitter Pufferfish in these areas:
- Monstadt City
- Southwest of Dawn Winery
- East of Qingce Village
- Southeast of Liyue Harbor
- Fort Hiraumi
- Nazuchi Beach
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The Catch is indeed a heaven-sent especially for F2P players as it is only a 4-star weapon, and rest assured you won’t have to spend your valuable primogems on it. This weapon is suitable for any polearm-wielding characters who are in need of energy recharge such as Raiden Shogun, Xiangling, Thoma, Zhongli.