How to get bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fish to your heart's content by learning how to get bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

There are many ways to spend your free time as a Professor in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but only a few of them will reap rewards without costing activity points. Fishing is one such activity, and as you work your way through the Calendar you’ll encounter several special fishing events teasing rare or large quantities of fish. Because fishing is a free activity, there’s every chance you’ll already have spent all your bait by the time an event comes round. To stop you from missing out on those extra valuable catches, this guide will teach you how to get bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

How to get bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

How to get bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
You'll need good quality bait and some sharp skills to catch the rare fish in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. © Nintendo

Fishing doesn’t require Activity Points, but you will need bait if you want to hook anything from the waters of the monastery. If you’ve found that you’re running low, there are three main ways to get more bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. 

Items in the monastery

The first is simply to explore the monastery and complete quests. Every month new items will be added to the monastery grounds for you to find. Look for glowing blue lights as you wander the grounds, particularly in outside areas. Usually you’ll be able to find quite a few pieces of bait by completing a full loop of the monastery grounds. Typically the quality isn’t that great, but there are other ways to grab some five-star bait.

Eastern and Western Merchants

Once you make it far enough in Fire Emblem: Three Houses you’ll be given a quest from the marketplace to clear out some bandits that are blocking merchants from heading to the monastery. Complete this battle and you’ll find that Eastern and Western Merchants have set up stalls in the marketplace of the monestary. Speak with them and you’ll be able to purchase gifts, rarer seeds and a selection of bait. We recommend buying the best bait they have each and every month as it doesn’t cost huge amount but will net you a lot of Professor points when used to catch rare fish. This is one of the best ways to stock up on bait.

How to get more bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The Eastern and Western Merchants sell some of the best bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. © Nintendo

Quests

Completing the available quests each month is another great way to score some bait. Check the rewards for the available quests each month to see if any give some bait. You should always be completing the quests anyway, but making sure you do them before you start fishing will make sure you’re equipped for each event.

Amiibo

Finally, registering an amiibo at the amiibo Gazebo is another way to bring in a stock of bait for each explore session. There’s no guarantee you’ll receive bait when you visit, but there are a good ten or so items to collect each time including teas and other items, so it’s definitely worth a visit whenever you choose to explore.

Those are the best ways to get bait in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and will ensure you’ve always got thee supplies needed for a spot of fishing. Don’t forget that some special fishing events like the Fishing Tournament will give you free bait to use as well! While you’re here, have a browse of our other guides including our list of all Class Abilities and our comprehensive Tea Party guide for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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