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How to catch Kingfish in Disney Dreamlight Valley

The best method to get Kingfish.

You need to catch Kingfish in Disney Dreamlight Valley in order to cook certain meals or complete Star Path and Dreamlight Duties.

Kingfish can only be caught by fishing in certain biomes, and even then you'll need to look out for the correct bubble colour and fish at the right time, so we've detailed exactly how to catch Kingfish in Disney Dreamlight Valley below. Just be warned that it's still a fairly rare catch, even when you're doing everything right.

For more help in Dreamlight Valley, we've got pages on how to get Stitch, festive fish and an updated recipe list - including how to make fruitcake, boba tea, and yule logs, and a gingerbread house.

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How to catch Kingfish in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Kingfish are found in the waters of Dazzle Beach, but they're a very rare find, so you'll need to come prepared before looking for one.

The best way to catch Kingfish in Disney Dreamlight Valley is to fish at the blue bubbles in Dazzle Beach at night. It's also possible to catch Kingfish from white fishing spots this way, but it doesn't happen as often.

Blue fishing spots and night are the best places to catch Kingfish.

We started to catch Kingfish more often after 6pm in our local time, but it seems to be more commmon at around 8pm according to some players on the DreamlightValley subreddit. Either way, best to avoid trying to catch Kingfish unless it's late in the evening or night time.

Generally, we recommend fishing at every spot you can while hunting for Kingfish, as you need to get rid of those spots to force a respawn of a possible blue fishing spot anyway.

If you're planning on farming Kingfish, then we recommend either bringing some food with you to keep your blue Energy bar filled (cocoa beans are surprisingly good at this), or unlocking the Wishing Well in the area you're farming in, so you can fast travel between the biome and your home to fill your Energy bar without making meals.

Disney Dreamlight Valley's December update is here! You can now add Jack Skellington to your valley, use multiplayer and remove villagers. For more help, check out our recipe list, how to upgrade your house, have multiple player homes, critters' favourite foods and redemption codes. Finally, don't forget to visit our future and current character list to see who might be visiting the valley next!

While fishing, you should also 'hang out' with a character who has a fishing bonus, as this means they will occasionally give you more Kingfish after you find one. This fishing bonus isn't locked to one character, as you get to choose what bonus each of the villagers gets when you reach a certain point in their friendship. Just keep in mind that most times these additional fishes don't count towards Dreamlight Duties or Star Path quests.

Hanging out with a friend with a fishing bonus will occasionally give you extra Kingfish.

Once you're done with Kingfish, you might want to fish up some seaweed instead, or find clay and rich soil for crafting.