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How To Catch & Use Radiant Sunfish In Palia

To avoid getting blinded by the rays reflected off the Radiant Sunfish, it can be caught at any time, so here's how to do so in this guide for Palia.
How To Catch & Use Radiant Sunfish In Palia
(Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

The waters of Kilima Village are filled with life and mystery, with fishing spots ripened with treasure chests, ship fragments, and, of course, fish species unique to various biomes. Naturally, should players wish to invest in leveling their Fishing skill and make Einar’s day, then the Fishing skill is a great skill to master, which helps with upgrading their equipment.

Of the fish players can catch, the Raidant Sunfish is one of many native to the river biomes but is quite challenging to catch. If they’re still fishing for more answers, we’ve compiled all the relevant information in this guide to help players succeed in catching and using the Radiant Sunfish in Palia.

Where To Find And Catch The Radiant Sunfish In Palia?

The Radiant Sunfish is a Rare fish that players can locate and fish from the river biome in Kilima Village to help players level their Fishing skill. According to its in-game description, this fish is “beautifully radiant,” especially when its color glistens in the blazing sun, reflecting its sun rays that may blind players when fishing or caught.

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Visit any one of the river biomes in Kilima Village with a fishing rod and Worms to catch Radiant Sunfish. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

As mentioned before, the Radiant Sunfish can be caught in the river biomes in Kilima Village at any time of the day. Some notable fishing spots in Kilima Village include near the waterfall at Phoenix Falls, Maji’s Hollow, Whispering Banks, and the rivers west of the village.

As for how to catch this radiant fish, players can equip any fishing rod as long as they use Worms. Additionally, if players have leveled their Fishing skill to Level 10 and higher, fishing for Radiant Sunfish can contribute towards their Weekly Fishing Challenges to earn Skill Medals for catching fish.

Players can use various buffs to boost their chances of catching the Radiant Sunfish; however, its drop rates are pretty low. These include the Fisherman’s Brew, but most importantly, using the Tuning Fork will increase their chances of catching the Radiant Sunfish in these locations.

How To Use The Radiant Sunfish In Palia?

Regarding how players can best utilize the Radiant Sunfish, there are multiple uses for this “beautifully radiant” fish, including cooking. It can be used in various fish-related dishes such as Fish Stew, Fish Tacos, Grilled Fish, Poke Bowl, and Sushi; the latter can be acquired through fishing.

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Players can use Radiant Sunfish in a handful of dishes, including Fish Stew, which offers a fishing buff when consumed. (Picture: Singularity 6 / Ashleigh Klein)

Likewise, we’ve mentioned it can help players acquire Fishing Skill Medals by completing three Weekly Challenges like catching 30 fish, ten Star Quality fish, and ten fish with players. This will also help them unlock various Accomplishments, including the Catching Fish Accomplishment, which requires them to have caught ten fish.

It can also be gifted to Villagers, namely, Einar, Elouisa, Hassian, Jel, Najuma, Reth, Tamala, Tau, and Zeki, who like receiving the Radiant Sunfish. As for Weekly Wants, Jina will request this specific fish when speaking with her, and they can head to the locations mentioned above to fish for it.

Lastly, it’s one of the fish required to fulfill a Vault Bundle when players have discovered the Vault of the Flames during its main quest, A Catalyzing Caper. This fish is part of the Flamerod Bundle, which also asks for Dawnray, Flametongue Ray, and Striped Sturgeon, which, completing this bundle, awards them the Pyroflow Bobber and the Ancient Rock Garden when all four bundles are completed.

Palia is currently available in Open Beta for PC, as players can install the game launcher detailed in this guide. The game is slated to be released for the Nintendo Switch this Holiday Season 2023.