How to Get Platinumfish in Monster Hunter World (MHW)

The easiest 2,000 gold you'll ever make

Catch it for the research points or for the pretty chunk of gold, its scales will make you. Here’s how to find and capture Platinumfish in Monster Hunter World (MHW).

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How to Get Platinumfish in Monster Hunter World (MHW)

If you’re tackling the Research Help: Platinumfish Capture critical bounty, you’ll find yourself in dire need of one of those elusive silver Platinumfish. Fortunately, the Platinumfish can be found in quite a few places.

Here are all the places you can find the Platinumfish in Monster Hunter World:

  • Elder’s Recess in Sectors 7 and 8.
  • Hoarfrost Reach in Sector 7 and 8.
  • The Guiding Lands in Sector 7 and Sector 10.

If you’re looking for a guaranteed spawn, Elder’s Recess Sector 8 is your best bet. Here, a Platinumfish is guaranteed to spawn in the leftmost part of the fishing area in Eastern Camp. It’s also the easiest one to farm. Just spawn in, approach the pool of water near the tent surrounded by crystals, and throw in your line.

How to Capture Platinumfish in Monster Hunter World (MWH)

Once you’ve made your way to Elder’s Recess, Hoarfrost Reach, or The Guiding Lands, you’ll actually need to catch the Platinumfish.

Platinumfish can be captured primarily with fishing rods. Just approach the lake and press the button associated with the fishing rod in your item bar, in the bottom right of your screen. This will equip the fishing rod.

You can generally see the fish in the water before you cast your line, but this isn’t always the case. Throw your line so that it lands in front of the fish.

You can also use the net. However, nets have to be very close to the fish’s position and there’s a chance that it will scare the fish away if you miss. You can only catch Platinumfish with the Capture Net in the Eastern Camp fishing spot in Elder’s Reach, Sector 8.

All Rewards for Capturing the Platinumfish

Platinumfish are one of the most valuable fishes in the game for one reason. Their scales can be sold for 2,000 Gold. Each time you capture a Platinumfish, you immediately get a scale.

But capturing a Platinumfish will also give you 60 RP.

While you’re out hunting for resources, check out our guide on how to get Aquacore Ore in Monster Hunter World.

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A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms