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Monster ID 764
Locations The Marinara Trench
Hit Points 650
Attack 550
Defense 427
No-Hit 560
Initiative 100
Meat 240-360
Phylum fish
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts head, tail
glowing esca, halibut, rough fish scale
Manuel Entry
refreshedit data
fisherfish You're fighting a fisherfish

You're not being presented with much of a choice, here -- looks like you're going to have to go with the fish.

While you may have heard of anglerfish, they're actually not the most effective at what they do -- this fish is familiar with angling, flyfishing, and even such exotic methods as trout tickling and fishing with dynamite. And now it's fishing for the most dangerous catch of all -- you.

Hit Message(s):

It ensnares you with a little filament of mucus, then bites you on the <ear>. Eww. And Ouch. Ugh! Ooh! Oof! Eek! Ow! Ugh! Argh! Oof! Oof! Oof!

It gnaws on your <skull> with needle-like teeth. It's like getting dozens of simultaneous tattoos. Oof! Ow! Oof! Argh! Eek! Ow! Ow! Argh! Ooh! Eek!

It opens its enormous jaws around your <forehead> and nearly bites it off. Ooh! Argh! Ugh! Eek! Ow! Oof! Ooh! Ouch! Oof! Ooh!

Critical Hit Message:

It goes into a feeding frenzy and completely skeletonizes your <forehead> in just 3 seconds. Ow. Ow! Eek! Ow! Eek! Argh! Ooh! Eek! Oof! Ugh! Ugh!

Miss Message(s):

It tries to ensnare you with a filament of mucous, but you produce a hanky and wipe it off.

It swims toward you to attack, but gets distracted by its own dangling face-appendage and ends up swimming in circles for a while instead.

It opens its enormous jaws to bite you, but its TMJ flares up and its mouth gets stuck open.

Fumble Message:

It swims toward you to attack, but the the little light on its forehead goes out, and it's unable to see you until it goes downstairs to replace the fuse. (FUMBLE!)

After Combat

Meat.gifYou gain 240-360 Meat (average: 300, stdev: 24.9)*
Esca.gifYou acquire an item: glowing esca (2% chance)*
Fish.gifYou acquire an item: halibut (3% chance)*
Scale2.gifYou acquire an item: rough fish scale (3% chance)*

Occurs at The Marinara Trench.



  • The first line about not having much of a choice refers to a way to interpret the fisherfish's name: "fish or fish". Also, being in the Marinara Trench, it could be a pun (intentional or otherwise) on "fissure fish".
  • The name comes from anglerfish, an order of fish that uses an esca to lure prey towards it. "Angler" is a synonym for "fisher" -- a reference itself to the mode of predation of an anglerfish.
  • The line about "most dangerous catch" is a reference to the story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell.
  • TMJ, mentioned in the third miss message, is a reference to the temporomandibular joint, the joint for the jaw. TMJ is usually used by laymen to describe any sort of disorder with the joint (such as lockjaw or tetanus).