Platinumfish is an Endemic Life creature in Monster Hunter World (MHW). These animals and insects are found out in the field, and can be captured by dedicated Hunters looking to research the New World.
Platinum-scaled cave-dwellers, they'll hightail it if you wiggle your bait! You're going to need a lot of patience if you want to catch one.
You can find Platinumfish in:
- Elder's Recess, sector 7, 8
One always spawn in the leftmost part of the fishing spot in Eastern Camp (8)
- Hoarfrost Reach, sector 8
- The Guiding Lands, sector 7, 10
You can capture Platinumfish by using the fishing rod and pressing O at the right time. Capturing a Great Platinumfish requires completing a QTE mini-game. The capture net can also be used, as on all fish, so long as it is in range.
- Target of the Research Help: Platinumfish Capture critical bounty in the Elder's Recess, need to capture 1 of them after receiving the bounty.
- Be very careful when trying to catch a Platinumfish. If you pull up your bait before they bite, they'll run away.
- It is possible to catch them with the Capture Net in the Eastern Camp (8) spawn, but aiming can be tricky.
- The Great Platinumfish does not count towards the bounty. You must capture a normal Platinumfish for it.