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.
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.
You’ll find the fisherman NPC in the northwestern corner of this area, standing just south of the gate.
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.
Super Rod Details and Uses
The Super Rod is a Key Item used for fishing Pokémon out of bodies of water.
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.
|Notable Super Rod Pokémon|
|Shellder||Route 205, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks||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%|
|Dratini||Mt. Coronet, 4F 1 (waterfall chamber)||15-25||40%|
|Dragonair||Mt. Coronet, 4F 1 (waterfall chamber)||20-55||5%|