Where To Get the Super Rod in Pokémon Platinum

Standing near the fisherman NPC with the Super Rod (Pokémon Platinum)

You’ll receive the Super Rod by speaking to a Fisherman NPC in the Fight Area, which is just south of the gate to Route 225.

But since the Fight Area is in the Battle Zone, the Super Rod is only available in the post-game after you’ve entered the Pokémon League Hall of Fame.

Getting the Super Rod (Step-by-Step)

The Fisherman NPC who has the Super Rod is found in the Battle Zone’s Fight Area. To find the Fisherman, start by heading to the Fight Area’s Pokémon Center.

Then move left down the westward path from the Pokémon Center.

Moving west from the Fight Area’s Pokémon Center. / Pokémon Platinum
Moving west from the Fight Area’s Pokémon Center.

Go down until you see a small signpost near some shipping containers. Slip north through the gap and head past the blue shipping containers by the docks.

Heading north through the space between shipping containers. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading north through the space between shipping containers.

You’ll find the fisherman NPC in the northwestern corner of this area, standing just south of the gate.

The fisherman NPC you need to speak to. / Pokémon Platinum
The fisherman NPC you need to speak to.

The fisherman will talk about what a joy fishing with a Super Rod is. When he asks if you agree, choose “Yes” and he will give you a Super Rod of your very own.

Receiving the Super Rod from the fisherman. / Pokémon Platinum
Receiving the Super Rod from the fisherman.

Super Rod Details and Uses

The in-game description of the Super Rod. / Pokémon Platinum
The in-game description of the Super Rod.

The Super Rod is a Key Item used for fishing Pokémon out of bodies of water.

This is the third and strongest of the Fishing Rods, with the others being the Old Rod and the Good Rod.

Hooking a Pokémon with the Super Rod. / Pokémon Platinum
Hooking a Pokémon with the Super Rod.

Pokémon To Catch with the Super Rod

The following table details rare or otherwise noteworthy Pokémon you can catch now that you have the most powerful fishing rod in the game.

Note that this is not a complete list of all Pokémon that can be caught with the Super Rod. Because many species (like Gyarados and Seaking) can be found in bodies of water all over Sinnoh, and are not relegated to a handful of locations.

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Notable Super Rod Pokémon
Pokémon Locations Level Rate
Shellder Route 205, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks 20-50 15%
Chinchou Route 220 20-50 15%
Wailmer Routes 223 and 230 30-40 40%
Wailord Routes 223 and 230 40-55 5%
Staryu Canalave City, Sunyshore City 20-50 15%
Luvdisc Route 224, Pokémon League 20-30 15%
Seadra Route 226 20-55 45%
Relicanth Route 226 15-50 15%
Qwilfish Iron Island 20-50 15%
Corphish Celestic Town 30-40 40%
Crawdaunt Celestic Town 40-55 15%
Dratini Mt. Coronet, 4F 1 (waterfall chamber) 15-25 40%
Dragonair Mt. Coronet, 4F 1 (waterfall chamber) 20-55 5%

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