I am currently farming Heart Scales from Luvdiscs. Looking at the fact I am not moving, but just fishing then thieving with Malamar, I was wondering if I could possibly get a Shiny out of it. What will interrupt my "Chain Fishing"? Does going to my inventory to take the heart scale cancel it? What about using a PP O-Power?


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There are a few things that will break a fishing chain:

  • Reeling in too fast/slow
  • Getting the 'Nothing Seems to be biting' message
  • Moving, (even slightly bumping the analog/circle pad)

Things that won't break your chain:

  • Defeating, catching or running from Pokemon
  • Changing rod
  • Reeling in a different Pokémon
  • Using the menu
  • Using items & interacting with Party Pokemon

Things that help:

  • A Pokemon with the Ability Suction Cups in your first party slot will increase the chances of reeling in a fish.
  • Fishing in spots enclosed by rocks/cliff/deep water decreases the chance of not reeling in fish


  • Wait... Hooking a different Pokémon will break the chain, but reeling in a different one won't? I don't get it... Also, as far as I know, catching it will break the chain (similar to how running will break a Radar chain).
    – scenia
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 13:10
  • @scenia - Based on this Smogon guide it apparently doesn't break the streak, and this GameFAQ guide reckons it's the case, but needs 100% confirmation. Also, here's another post on IGN stating the same thing (the reply to OP)
    – Robotnik
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 13:14

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