Stardew Valley Mutant Carp: All You Need To Know!

Welcome to our post on the Stardew Valley Mutant Carp!

The strange waters of the sewer turned this carp into a monstrosity.

Fish Behavior

Size35-37 In.

Description of The Mutant Carp

The Mutant Carp is a type of fish that is obtainable through Fishing. It is a green fish with teeth and yellow fins. Moreover, it is one of the five legendary fishes in Stardew Valley, so it can only be caught once per save file (or once per player in multiplayer).

The Mutant Carp is mentioned in the lost book “Secrets of the Legendary Fish”. In this book, it’s said that a strange, twisted fish lives in the sewer.

Where to find the Mutant Carp

It can be found during any season in the sewers during all kinds of weather. This underground location is only available after donating 60 items to the Museum and receiving the Rusty Key as a reward from Gunther.

There are two entrances to the sewers. One is through the sewer cover in the south side of Pelican Town. If you walk directly down from Harvey’s clinic, you will find the cover surrounded by a wooden fence.

The second entrace to the sewers is through the grates in the south-east side of Cindersap Forest.

How To Catch The Mutant Carp

This legendary fish doesn’t have as many strict requirements around it’s capture as some of the others, as you can catch the Mutant Carp during any season and regardless of the weather. Every single cast inside the sewers has a 10% chance of reeling in the Mutant Carp.

Using the trap bobber is very helpful in trying to catch the Mutant Carp. As it exhibits darting behavior, having the catch bar on the right-hand side of the mini-game decrease 33% slower is really helpful.

What can you do with The Mutant Carp

This fish is not found in any bundles, or quests, and no villagers like getting it as a gift. Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy are all neutral to receiving the Mutant Carp as a gift. Meanwhile, everyone else either dislikes it or hates it.

It can be crafted into three recipes: Maki Roll, Quality Fertilizer, and Sashimi. Though, all of these recipes can be crafted using any fish in the game; and both Sashimi and Maki Rolls sell for significantly less than the cost of just the actual fish.

The Mutant Carp can be used as green dye at the dye pots inside Emily and Haley’s house.

It can be sold at a base price of 1000g, 1250g for the silver quality, and 1500g for the gold quality. The Mutant Carp can be caught in the size range of 35-37 inches. When consumed, you will receive a boost of 25 energy, and 11 health.


Mutant Carp

Properties Of The Mutant Carp In Stardew Valley

LocationThe Sewers
Level RequirementNo Fishing Level Required

Healing Effect

Energy Gain25 Energy
Health Gain11 Health

Meet the author

What initially hooked me into Stardew Valley was how much there was to uncover and learn as you played through it. What got me to stay was how rich the characters' stories were! Abigail, Emily, and Shane will always be my favorites.

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