How to catch Pokemon... with a rod?



  • I received an Old Rod from an NPC, but was never given instructions on how to use it. I worked out by standing near a bed of water, I can open my inventory and select the item, and Use it. I also realised it was easier to Register the item, so I could use it without opening by inventory.

    However any time I stand near a bed of water and use the item (either from the inventory or my registered key, I suspect there should be no difference) I am greeted with a

    . . . . . . . .
    Not even a nibble...

    The amount of periods vary, and I've found I can press the Action key to cut it short (although I suspect that doesn't help). Every few attempts, I normally get a nibble, but the Pokémon escapes.

    . . .
    Oh! A bite!
    The Pokémon got away...

    I played several of the original games on GameBoy (FWIW: Blue, Yellow and Silver) and don't recall having this many problems. I also recall that one only message I ever got in those previous games was

    . . . (3 dots)
    Not even a nibble...

    And one couldn't truncate the procedure.


    I feel like my success rate is about 1/20. Is there some special way to catch Pokémon with a rod? Should I or should I not be using the Action key part-way through? Am I just at an unlucky bed of water? I've tried several nearby:

    Story of my life



  • Have you tried hitting the action button immediately after seeing the "Oh! A bite!" message? In the first two generations, the fishing was either a yes or no and you didn't have to do anything, but after those generations, you had to hit a button to actually initiate the battle, otherwise the pokemon would get away after a few seconds.

    I noticed the games you listed were all games that were released prior to this feature.

    For the record, I haven't played Pokemon Uranium, but I'm suspecting that it works the same as in the canonical games.


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