This fish is related to part 2 of the secret fish achievement series,
To start this you'll need to complete
buff applied a small fish in a bubble will spawn somewhere within 40 yards of you. If you have sound on you'll hear bubbles when it spawns then 5-10 seconds later the fish will become visible at which point you'll be able to click it. The fish can be clicked while mounted, you do not need to be in water for it to spawn and it will spawn every 25-30 seconds.
Best way to do this is find a spot that is flat and with few surrounding objects (trees, rocks, etc) and just spin your camera around until you see the bubble.
Each time you click the puffer you'll be given a random fish, most of the time it will be the white "junk" fish for whichever area you're in as well as the occasional grey item, with the exception of Dalaran where you'll commonly get coins usually caught from the eventide fountains.
Catchrate is quite low for many of these so expect to spend a fair amount of time for this.
I've split the fish into different catergories.
These fish can be caught anywhere at any time of the day, save these lot for last as you'll probably get most if not all of them hunting the others.
If you're still missing these after you catch the others, the best places to catch these are on the floating islands, like the ones scattered around Outland Nagrand (45.9, 59.9). Stand on the edge of the island and the fish will spawn in an arc around your character, shown here in green (Dalaran island used for an example):
The zone exclusive:
These fish can only be caught in specific zones and sometimes even in very specific areas within zones.
- Nazmir, Zul'Nazman.
- Jade Forest.
- Isle of Thunder.
- Dalaran (Broken Isles/Northrend).
- Suramar. Anywhere in the Suramar city harbour. (Credit to
- Tol Barad (PvP area). Anywhere in the zone, the bridge that connects the two islands is a great place for this one, just make sure you're on the PvP area side of it (check minimap).
- Howling Fjord.
- Argus, Krokuun and Antoran Wastes. (Credit to
- Drustvar, under Anyport in the underwater Tortollan bar called 'The Drunk Tank'.
- Neverest Pinnacle, Kun-Lai Summit. (Credit to
- Mount Hyjal, in the lake under Nordassil.
- Drowned Lands (46, 50) in Stormsong Valley. (Credit to
Note: With the exception of the Tank Deweller (Fish 19), these are confirmed locations and may not be the only location within the zones where they can be caught. For the Tortollan Tank Deweller, I was only able to catch it once I was in the very specific sub-zone (where the name changes above the minimap).
For those suffering from woeful luck with the rarer fish, like the
, this was discovered by
To everyone who is having trouble looting some fish. You need to approach the places like Neverest and Nordrassil on foot without a flying mount (There is a small path just before the Neverest peak) Then the 100% dropchance Fishes don't bug out and are lootable once more (Thin Air Flounder and Well Lurker) Alternatively just use the goggles when standing at those places when they are off CD.
If you're still having issues, clearing your bags of all secret fish (vendor or delete them) may also fix it.
The time scheduled:
These fish can only be caught within certain times, while one is active, the other is not. Whichever fish is active at the time can be caught in any zone.
- Night only. 9:30pm to 8am.
- Day only. 8am to 9:30pm.
Note: We're not sure on the specific day/night switch over time, the above is just based on the times we've been catching them. If you catch these outside of the posted times let me know. Make sure its server time, not your local time.
These fish can only be caught while the player is dead. Once you're a ghost these fish can be caught in any zone. (Credit to
Best place to catch these on any floating island, like the one directly behind the southern bank of Broken Isles Dalaran. Suicide by flying up and dismounting. This zone has ghost flying and if you stand on the edge of the island the fish will spawn in an arc around your character, shown here in green:
- Requires the
buff from the Mechagon mechanocat painting station (63, 42). This can be applied by walking over the green puddle on the station or having another player throw a
at you. (Credit to
- Can be caught in the "future" version of Mechagon that
sends you to for the quest
. Unfortunately this daily is only available sporadically. (Credit to
That's all folks!
Thanks to everyone who helped with the hunt :)
catched mine in borean tundra kaskala it seems best spot to get common fish rares 68 47
I caught the Deceptive Maw in Sholazar Basin, in the lake at 38/40.
i got my in
, plain red surface, no grass nor rocks or similar.
My progress getting
Location: Pandaria > Kun-Lai Summit /way 75,44, 67,23
Time spent: 04min30sec
Just got mine in Nazmir while chasing the blood cod at exactly the same co-ordinates 58.63. Straight after each other. I been after the Deceptive Maw for two days and got it while looking for the blood cod. No mobs, no distractions and within about 4 minutes.
Was fishing on another person's
and caught a
. I guess you don't need to be in a specific place.
I spent hours hunting for this blasted fish at various points listed above.
I eventually gave up and randomly kicked on the goggles when standing in Boralus, then flew out to the water.
The first fish I caught, was the
, though it did spawn under water.
I used the
fishing pole from Legion, which let me swim quickly under water, but very fast, easy catch.
got this while i was waiting for the Sha in Kun Lai. as well as Travelling Goby and Camouflaged Shark (not in the same bubble) in about 20minutes.
Anyone else had trouble with actually looking the bubbles? Every now and then I get a bubble I cant loot and I cant help but wonder if that is the one I need.
Just caught this in the Jade Forest @ 38, 5.
After hours at other places trying to catch this fish i went to your coordinates and it took me only 2 trys and got the Deceptive maw Thsnks
Everyone talks about where they got it but what do I do with it ? I know it's for an achievement, but do I need to keep it in my bags ? Can I just vendor it ?
Kaskala is a very good source for the "common" fishes. I caught multiple
within an hour.
There is a good spot behind the benches with good visibility to the surrounding area at
This one's just kicking my ass. I spent an appreciable amount of time at all the suggested locations. Nada. Hell, I caught the so-called Elusive Moonfish 5 times while I was trying. Only this one and the Golden Sunsoaker to go. Wish me luck!
been fishin this thing for like 4 hours damn lol
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