The Super Mario Fishing Tourney #12 event has begun in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for iOS and Android, running from March 14th to 20th. Learn how to catch tourney fish and get all the Super Mario item prizes in our complete guide!
How to Catch Fishing Tourney Fish
In this tournament event, travel to the Saltwater Shores location in the bottom-right of your map and meet Chip the Beaver when he welcomes you on your first arrival to the ocean. After beginning the event by speaking with him, just start fishing in the nearby ocean by throwing your fishing rod towards sparkling shadows in the water. Those sparkles indicate a tourney fish ready to catch!
For Super Mario Fishing Tourney #12, there are four special Mario-themed tournament fish to catch during the event: Cheep Cheep, Eep Cheep, Blooper, and Cheep Chomp. You’ll always catch one of these fish when you go after a sparkling shadow in the water!
Unfortunately, the special sparkling tourney fish are only available in limited batches before they disappear until the next spawn time. After catching between six to nine of these fish, a notice will pop-up indicating there are no more left to catch right now.
Thankfully, the re-spawn of sparkling tourney fish are directly tied to the 3-hour villager cycle. This means that every time villagers cycle around the map to new locations, there will be new tourney fish to catch!
For an extra boost to your fishing prospects, don’t forget to take the time to speak to your villagers at the campsite fairly often as they can offer you bonus tourney fish as gifts when speaking to them. This is a great extra method to progress and happens during interactions where they share materials or bells with you!
Win Exclusive Super Mario Items
After catching all of the special tourney fish available in the ocean, head over to Chip north of the dock and talk to him to collect your rewards. Chip will ‘assess’ your inventory of tournament fish and add up the measurements to your total-size goal. Then you’ll receive prizes according to your total-size goal milestones reached so far!
Here’s the full list of the special event prizes you can win during Fishing Tourney #12 and how to unlock them:
This table has two pages, click Next to access the second page of tasks!
In addition to the prizes above, Chip will give you up to 30 Kaleidoclovers by completing filler goals before the Gold Trophy. Collect Kaleidoclovers for progress towards the Shamrock Shimmy Seasonal Event in March.
Chip Challenges: Super Mario Items and Leaf Tickets
For even more prizes, be sure to check out the Chip Challenges that can accessed by tapping the purple Chip icon on the right side of your screen. By completing Chip Challenges, you can earn even more Super Mario Items, free Leaf Tickets, and free tourney nets!
Here’s the full list of Chip Challenges available to complete during Super Mario Fishing Tourney #12 and their associated rewards:
|Catch 1 Cheep Cheep||Tourney Net|
|Catch 5 Cheep Cheeps||Green Shell|
|Catch 8 Cheep Cheeps||Coin|
|Catch 10 43cm+ Cheep Cheeps||Pipe|
|Catch 1 Eep Cheep||Tourney Net|
|Catch 5 Eep Cheeps||Red Shell|
|Catch 8 Eep Cheeps||Coin|
|Catch 10 43.5cm+ Eep Cheeps||Sideways Pipe|
|Catch 1 Blooper||Fire Flower|
|Catch 3 Bloopers||Pipe|
|Catch 15 Bloopers||Super Mushroom|
|Catch 15 78.5cm+ Bloopers||5 Leaf Tickets|
|Catch 1 Cheep Chomp||Yoshi's Egg|
|Catch 3 Cheep Chomps||Sideways Pipe|
|Catch 5 Cheep Chomps||1-Up Mushroom|
|Catch 5 185.5cm+ Cheep Chomps||5 Leaf Tickets|
Catch More Tourney Fish with the Golden Rod
If you don’t have much time to play and want to be sure to get all of the items from this event, there’s another option. For 80 Leaf Tickets, you can purchase the Golden Rod from Chip to guarantee double catches for all of your tourney fishing for the duration of the event.
With the regular silver fishing rod, there’s only a small chance of about 13% for catching two fish at once. This means you have the chance to make almost twice as much fishing progress with the Golden Rod in the same amount of time.
Generally, we don’t consider it necessary to purchase the Golden Rod to obtain all of the rewards assuming you are an active player. We can consider being an active player to be someone participating in around four fishing cycles every single day during the event. If you don’t have as much time to play though, you may find the Golden Rod to be worth purchasing!
You can also purchase the Fishing Tourney Support Pack to help your event progress instead of the Golden Rod. The pack comes with one Large Tourney Throw Net, one regular Tourney Throw Net, and 100 Leaf Tickets.