If you’re an avid player of Stardew Valley, then you’ve likely heard about the Legendary Fish that can be found in the game. One such fish is the mysterious Radioactive Carp, an enigmatic creature that has puzzled many players. This guide will help you uncover the secrets of this elusive fish: where to find it, how to catch it, and what you can use it for.
What is the Radioactive Carp?
The Radioactive Carp is a unique fish in Stardew Valley, which is part of the five Legendary Fish you have to catch for Mr. Qi’s Extended Family Quest. Interestingly, this fish shares similar attributes with the Mutant Carp—same location, healing effect, and sell price. However, the Radioactive Carp is exclusive to the Extended Family Quest and can only be caught when the quest is active. You can even catch more than one during the quest.
Where to Find the Radioactive Carp
To find the Radioactive Carp, head to The Sewers. Beware not to confuse this location with the Mutant Bug Lair. The Sewers are where this elusive fish makes its home.
How to Catch the Radioactive Carp
Catching the Radioactive Carp is challenging but rewarding. If you’re having trouble, rest assured you’re not alone. Many players report spending considerable time trying to get a nibble, without success. The key is to remember that the fish is located in The Sewers, not the Mutant Bug Lair.
How to Catch Radioactive Carp More Efficiently in Stardew Valley
For players aiming to catch the elusive Radioactive Carp in Stardew Valley, the process can be made more efficient by using specialized gear. Upgrade to the Iridium Rod as soon as you reach fishing level 6; this rod allows the use of both bait and tackle. Among the available tackles, the Trap Bobber is highly recommended, as it reduces the escape rate of fish, giving you a better chance of a successful catch. As for bait, Wild Bait is a good choice because it reduces the fish bite waiting time by 62.5% and offers a chance to catch two fish at once. Combining these tools will significantly enhance your fishing efficiency.
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For those who prefer shortcuts, there are cheat methods available:
- Character Name Trick: While creating your save file, set your character’s name to
. Then speak to villagers who mention your name in dialogue, like Gus at the Stardrop Saloon, to receive the Radioactive Carp.
- Animal Name Trick: Go to Marnie’s Ranch and purchase an animal. Name the animal
to spawn the Radioactive Carp. This cheat works on all platforms including PC/Mac, Xbox One.
Uses for the Radioactive Carp
While the Radioactive Carp cannot be used in bundles, it has some distinct uses:
- Sell for Gold: The fish can be sold at the Stardrop Saloon for 300g.
- Green Dye: It can serve as a green dye in dye pots located at Emily’s and Haley’s house at 2 Willow Lane.
Farming the Radioactive Carp
Yes, you can farm the Radioactive Carp if you’d like to gather more than one. Just remember, you can only do this when Mr. Qi’s Extended Family Quest is active. Use the above cheat methods for farming or attempt multiple fishing tries in The Sewers.
Whether you prefer to catch it the old-fashioned way or use cheat codes to bypass the challenge, the Radioactive Carp offers various opportunities for different kinds of Stardew Valley players. From dyeing to completing Mr. Qi’s quest, catching this Legendary Fish is a rewarding experience.