Many Stardew Valley players love getting easy items onto their pockets. One of them is Sunfish. We’ll teach you how to get the fish and what you can do with it!
As a beginning Stardew Valley player, you’ll find yourself talking to Willy at the Docks as he gives you a Bamboo Pole. It’s the lowest-tier rod in-game, but you can still catch some fish in the waters, albeit weak.
Sunfish is one of them – the most common fish you’ll obtain during your first playthrough. This item guide will talk about the item, its locations, and its purposes for improving your gameplay.
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What is a Sunfish?
This common river fish is one of the most basic and easiest types to obtain. Since its difficulty score and behavior is 30 Mixed, you can catch it using a Training Rod. A Sunfish can be as small as five inches or slightly big as 16 inches.
The following is a table of its restoration effects on consumption:
Where to Catch a Sunfish?
There are different places to hook this fish into your inventory. Moreover, you won’t need any Magic Bait since they’re dominant in almost all rivers of Stardew Valley. Here are the places you can find them:
|Cindersap Forest||Spring, Summer||6am – 7pm||Sunny Weather, Windy Day|
|Pelican Town||Spring, Summer||6am – 7pm||Sunny Weather, Windy Day|
|Riverlands Farm, Wilderness Farm, and Hill-top Farm||Spring, Summer||6am – 7pm||Sunny Weather, Windy Day|
Occasionally, you may find a Sunfish from the following sources:
- Traveling Cart – costs 100g to 1,000g.
- Garbage Cans – randomly appear when digging through the trash during Spring and Summer.
Facts and Trivia
Having a low selling value equates to what you can expect when you place a Sunfish in the Fish Pond. Naturally, you won’t profit as much since it’s a beginner-friendly catch. But it’s a fair choice that’s better than nothing.
With its spoken and clear value, don’t expect that maintaining this artificial body of water is difficult. There may be some obstacles if you’re a beginner, but it’s unavoidable. Here are the items you’ll need to deliver once the “!” icon appears:
|Initial Capacity||Item Requested||Fishing XP||Improved Capacity|
|Three||Acorn (2), Geode (2)||+25||Five|
|Five||Amethyst (1), Mixed Seeds (3)||+25||Ten|
Although the population expansion happens every three days, it doesn’t impact the produce. Getting nothing is still reasonably high, but it’s still better than zero profit because of the following items:
|Item||Population||Item Percentage||Chance||Fishing XP|
|Solar Essence (1)||10||8%||8%||+11|
As a starter, it’s better to have something of little value than no profit. But Sunfish is a mere pocket change to in-game millionaires. Regardless, here are the raw selling prices alongside different professions that give a massive profit boost:
|Quality||Selling Price||With Fisher||With Angler||Roe||Aged Roe||With Artisan|
Quality Fertilizers need any piece of fish and Sap to create a tier two farming add-on. Since this fish type has a below-average market value, turn it into a helpful asset. Here’s the crafting recipe, sources, and more:
|Quality Fertilizer||Level 9 Farming||Sap (2), Sunfish (1)|
After upgrading your rustic homestead into a better Farmhouse, Robin will include a Kitchen. In this area, you can prepare delicious meals which restore health and energy and sometimes give perky effects. Here are different prepared meals you can have with a Sunfish:
|Recipe||Ingredients||Energy||Energy with QS||Health||Health with QS||Buff + Duration||Buff + Duration with QS||Selling Price||Selling Price with QS||Recipe Source|
|Baked Fish||Bream (1), Sunfish (1), Wheat Flour (1)||+75||+135||+33||+60||100g||150g||Tuning in to the Queen of Sauce on the first year of Summer 7|
|Maki Roll||Rice (1),|
|+100||+180||+45||+81||220g||330g||Watching the Queen of Sauce on Year 1 Summer 21.|
Stardrop Saloon recipe for 300g.
|Sashimi||Sunfish (1)||+75||+135||+33||+60||75g||112g||Linus will teach the recipe after reaching a three-heart friendship.|
With a piece of Cloth and this fish at the spool of the Sewing Machine, you’ll make a Fish Shirt that you can dye. Moreover, you can use the same item in the Dye Pot that you can find in Emily’s House as an Orange Dye.
Evelyn, Haley, and Pierre consider this a hated gift. However, it’s a neutral gift for Demetrius, Elliott, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy. For the rest of town, they would love not to have the Sunfish, and your affinity with them might decrease.
There are three tasks you can finish with a Sunfish:
- Help Wanted at Pierre’s General Store (Item Delivery). Someone in Pelican Town will randomly request the item for 90g and 150 Friendship Points.
- Help Wanted at Pierre’s General Store (Fishing). Willy will pay 30g each for anyone who can catch Sunfish (1-4 pieces).
- Aquatic Overpopulation. At the Special Orders Board near the Mayor’s Manor, Demetrius will request ten pieces of the item. Bringing it to him will compensate you for the fish’s market value and the Farm Computer recipe.