How to catch Tilapia in Stardew Valley: Where to find & best uses

Udit Surve
Tilapia in Stardew Valley.

Tilapia is one of the many fishes available in Stardew Valley and like some aquatic animals, it also has specific spawn conditions that can affect how long it takes to catch it. So here’s all about Tilapia in Stardew Valley along with where to find it and more.

Despite being almost a decade old, Stardew Valley is still one of the most talked about games in the RPG genre and is often mentioned alongside the likes of  Minecraft and Terraria. This is all thanks to its intuitive graphics, great campaign, characters, and more that will keep you engaged for hours.

Delivering on the country-life theme, the game also features fishing which can be harder than it sounds. Certain fishes have specific spawn timings and conditions requiring you to wait for the perfect moment to catch them.

Tilapia is one such fish and here’s everything you need to know about it in Stardew Valley.

Where & when to find Tilapia in Stardew Valley

In Stardew Valley, you can catch Tilapia between 6 AM and 2 PM during Summer and Fall at The Beach. Alternatively, if you have access to Ginger Island, you can catch Tilapia in any season in the North and West.

Tilapia location in Stardew Valley map.
Tilapia can be found at The Beach or on Ginger Island.

You can also purchase Tilapia from Krobus on Wednesdays for 200 Gold and it also rarely appears in the Traveling Cart for 225 to 1000 Gold.

How to lure Tilapia in Stardew Valley

One of the best ways to lure Tilapia in Stardew Valley is by using a Magic Bait. This will remove span conditions such as season, time, weather, and more. You can purchase Magic Bait for 5 Qi Gems, or its recipe for 20 Qi Gems.

Best Tilapia uses in Stardew Valley

Here are all the ways you can use Tilapia in Stardew Valley:

  • Complete the Ocean Fish Bundle.
  • Gift it to Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy to get a neutral reaction.
  • Dishes:
    • Maki Roll – 1 Tilapia, 1 Seaweed, 1 Rice
    • Quality Fertilizer–  1 Tilapia, 2 Sap
    • Sashimi – 1 Tilapia
  • Complete Demetrius’ Aquatic Overpopulation quest.

That was all about how to catch Tilapia in Stardew Valley along with its uses. For more on the game, have a look at:

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Udit is an Evergreen Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in first-person and sandbox games such as Call of Duty and Minecraft. After freelancing for Gameloop, Udit joined CharlieIntel in 2023. When not working, you can find him on YouTube watching a Zelda or Baldur's Gate 3 playthrough. Get in touch with him at [email protected].