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Palia: How to Catch Radiant Sunfish

Reeling in this fish will take some persistence in Palia.

Radiant Sunfish is a rare fish to catch in Palia. A weekly want item for Jina, hunting it down can take time and effort. While trying to get this scaled beauty can help increase your Fishing skill, if you don’t have a lot of time it can be frustrating to track down. Here’s how to catch Radiant Sunfish in Palia.

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How to Catch Radiant Sunfish in Palia

You won’t have to look far if you’re trying to hook yourself one of these fish. Radiant Sunfish can be found in Kilima Valley rivers at any time. The waters of Phoenix Falls, Whispering Banks, just south of the Mirror Pond Ruins, and behind Ormuu’s Horn. I personally like fishing behind the inn as it’s easy to get to. If I fill up my backpack with other fish (looking at you Red-Bellied Piranha), it’s just a quick trip to Zeki’s to sell them and free up space.

You need to use worms as bait to entice it to your hook, so making sure you have a good stock of them before you start fishing is suggested. As a rare fish it can take some time before you land it on your line. I caught my first Radiant Sunfish within a couple casts, but after that it took almost 30 attempts before it showed up again.

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Radiant Sunfish Uses

Jina loves Radiant Sunfish and they are a potential weekly want. Besides being a great gift for Jina, you can give it to Einar and Zeki since they love fish. You can keep a Star quality Radiant Sunfish in your home aquarium or cook it up. As a fish it can be used in the following recipes:

  • Fish Stew
  • Grilled Fish
  • Sashimi
  • Sushi

It can be used to create the Tuning Fork Fishing skill item, which locates fishing hubs for a certain period of time. It’s also part of a variety of Fishing focused accomplishments:

  • My First Rare Fish
  • Kilima and Bahari Fish Collector
  • Master Kilima and Bahari Fish Collector
  • Catching Fish 1-5

That’s how to get Radiant Sunfish in Palia and why you should attempt to reel it in. If you’re looking for other fish locations or what bait to use, check out our full Fishing skill walkthrough. For more skill walkthroughs, quest help, or the full list of villager weekly wants, head to our growing Palia guide library.

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Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, and survival crafting games. Playing since she can remember, she started on the SNES, GameBoy Color, and collection 1st gen Pokemon cards. Using her passion for gaming, she's written about games for a combined total of 2 years.