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The Old Rod is the first fishing rod available in Pokémon X & Y. It is given to you by a Fisherman NPC standing near the big golden Magikarp statue, which is located on the lower level of the Aquarium in Ambrette Town.
You’ll reach Ambrette Town via Route 8 after passing through the southern entrance of Connecting Cave.
Old Rod Location
Step 1: Enter Ambrette Town via the steep staircase leading from Route 8.
Step 2: Head west, past the Pokémon Center, then north to enter the Ambrette Aquarium (the big white and blue building).
Step 3: Once inside, head down the stairs to the west to reach the lower level of the building.
Step 4: You will see a Fisherman standing in front of the giant Magikarp statue.
Step 5: Talk to the Fisherman and he will offer you an Old Rod. Select ‘Yeah!’ to obtain the item.
How To Use The Old Rod
Step 1: Position yourself facing the water you want to fish in.
Step 2: Access the Key Items section of your bag, and select the Old Rod. Then choose the ‘Use’ option.
Step 3: When the exclamation mark appears over your head, quickly hit the select button. If your timing is right, you will enter a battle with a wild Pokémon. If not, you will need to try again.
Pokémon That You Can Catch With The Old Rod
Fishing with the Old Rod may lead to an encounter with a wild Pokémon. The table below details which Pokémon are available to you with the Old Rod, and where you can find them.
Tip: Fishing closer to rocks or fishing near the areas of the map that you can’t pass through will both increase the chances of catching something.