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AbyssRium Pole Event Guides
Events are strange in AbyssRium Pole; they’re more like expansion packs than time-limited events, they appear to last forever at the moment, and Event fish actually count towards non-event fish unlocks (for instance, a mammal in an event still counts for “own X mammals” unlocks).
You can find all information about each individual event in the below guides. Each event comes with specific content and unlocks can only be counted towards one event at a time (but you can switch which is “active” at any time).
Alice in Wonderland Event
AbyssRium Pole is largely identical to AbyssRium in most gameplay aspects with different names on some of the items. Familiarize yourself with the AbyssRium Guide and Pole won’t be too different. The biggest differences are the Hidden Fish unlocks, hence this guide to cover them.
Gameplay Differences from AbyssRium
One of the biggest differences progression-wise is that the Photo Quest went from being almost totally negligible to a massive vitality boost. When you get one, you should always take one.
Coral is more effective in AbyssRium Pole, fortunately, though they only raise your Manage Fish limit (the amount of fish you can display) by 2 per unlocked coral variety. However just like AbyssRium, the latest unlocked Coral is usually by far the most effective to upgrade, the rest should just be upgraded to keep up on unlocks and achievements.
Just a minor note, the Battery Saving feature is on by default. If you want better visuals at cost of battery, turn it off in the Gear menu.
The Wall/ Can’t Progress
Much like the original game (and all clickers), AbyssRium Pole has an irregular progression curve where things get harder and easier seemingly at random. A particularly rough patch many players notice early on is around F vitality in AbyssRium Pole.
Creating new fish helps much, much less in AbyssRium Pole, especially as time goes on. It LOOKS like a massive boost, displaying numbers like 11000% vitality! But the trick is, in Abyssrium, 200% boost means it’s doubling your vitality income, a multiplicative boost. In Pole, it’s an additive boost (like Freshwater tank), so you get a 11100% boost after 11000%…basically, nothing.
To keep progressing, it can be best to forsake creating fish to continue making Ice Berg and Coral upgrades instead. Coral are NOT evenly effective, and sometimes your best bet is to upgrade a “old” coral just past a milestone which could bump it WAY beyond your current production.
If totally stuck, the best way to go is to cast your skills, use your photo quest rewards, and try and upgrade every possible Coral to the next milestone--if you can upgrade a coral to within 1 level of max easy and the next level to trigger the vitality boosty is attainable but difficult, that is usually the key to progress.
Vitality is still Vitality, and income rate is raised just 3% per fish, making it all about upgrading the Ice Berg and Coral much like Freshwater Tank in AbyssRium.
Pearls take place of Gems and Pearls from AbyssRium, being the sole Premium Currency at the moment. Pearls are earned from achievements and watching ads in the shop tab.
These are just renames of the AbyssRium skills. Like AbyssRium, much of the game is just casting skills as often as possible to progress faster. Skills do not appear to have a (reachable) level cap in AbyssRium Pole, so don’t blast away pearls trying to ‘max’ them.
- Bird Chorus
- Volcanic Eruption, vitality over time.
- Whales Blessing
- Delicious Food, instant vitality burst. Cast this second.
- Moon’s Song
- Song of the Moon, multiplies vitality production. Cast this first.
Also just renames of AbyssRium passive skills. Artifacts have a level cap of 10.
- Singing Clam Coral
- Nautilus, permanent auto-taps
- Shining Grape Coral
- Mystic Shell, permanent vitality income boost
- Resurrection Tower Coral
- Glowing Conch, permanent skill cooldown reduction
The camera can now take pictures of “couples”, requiring two creatures to both be inside the reticle of the viewfinder. Many unlocks now require this method. The game will pop up a little message when a photo has counted as a “couple” photo. The camera also tells you what creature you’ve taken a photo of for single photos.
Hidden Fish are now Hidden Creatures since they’re not all fish (well, they weren’t in AbyssRium either, but) and they now have ingame hints that you can cycle through by watching an ad, though I’ve just written down the unlocks below. Note that while you’ll only see the hint for one fish, you can still work towards any fish’s unlock condition. So basically, use the guide.
Fish now have “Types” kind of like pokemon that add a classification to them; some unlocks require X number of fish in each category rather than a specific fish.
Event Creatures do count toward unlocks for some non-event fish! For example X bird species or mammals, this helps you avoid buying some Pearl-only fish for certain advanced unlocks.
|#||Hidden Fish||Unlock Requirements|
|?||Bear Hat Penguin||Tap 5 bubbles from Gray Seals|
|1||Chinstrap Penguin||Own Ice Bracken. Tap any Gentoo Penguin's bubble 1 time.|
|2||Ross Seal||Own Pink Ice Branch Coral. Use Bird Chorus 3 Times. Own 8 Penguins.|
|3||Arctic Tern||Own Snow Coral. Complete 10 achievements. Take 1 photo of Cape Petrel using Blessing of Snow.|
|4||Antarctic Lanternfish||Level 100 Small Branch Coral. Own 3 Antarctic Silverfish. Own 3 Marbled Rockcod.|
|5||Lemming||Own White Table Coral. Own 20 Land-Sea types. Own 10 Air types.|
|6||Humboldt Penguin||Take 1 photo(s) of Magellan Penguin with African Penguin. Own 15 Penguins.|
|7||Galapagos Penguin||Take 1 picture of Adelie Penguin with Lemming. Take 1 photo of Humboldt Penguin using Blessing of Snow.|
|8||Pink Salmon||Own White Fan Coral. Tap any Mackerel Icefish’s bubble 1 time.|
|9||Arctic Cod||Take 1 photo of Mackerel Icefish with Patagonia Toothfish. Tap 150 bubbles.|
|10||Snowshoe Rabbit||Take 1 photo of Lemming with Chinstrap Penguin. Own 20 sea types.|
|11||Harbor Seal||Use Whale's Blessing 10 times. Take 1 photo of Harp Seal.|
|12||Nelma||Take 1 photo of Omul using Blessing of the Snow. Tap any Ray-finned fish’s bubble 20 times. Own 5 Antarctic Herrings.|
|13||Skua||Take 1 photo of Snowy Sheathbill with Arctic Tern. Cast Bird Chorus 30 times.|
|14||Thick Billed Murre||Own 5 Skuas. Complete 150 achievements.|
|15||Dall Sheep||Use Moon's Song 15 times. Own 5 Arctic Hares.|
|16||Skipjack Tuna||Takee 1 photo of Yellowfin Tuna using Blessing of Snow. Tap any Scombrid's (Tuna's) bubble 15x.|
|17||Longfin Tuna||Take 1 photo of Pacific Bluefin Tuna with Yellowfin Tuna. Own 5 Skipjack Tuna.|
|18||Northern Rockhopper Penguin||Take 1 photo(s) of Erect-crested Penguin with Galapagos Penguin.|
|19||Southern Rockhopper Penguin||Take 1 photo(s) of Snares Penguin using Blessing of Snow. Own 7 species of Penguins.|
|20||Southern Bottlenose Whale||Take 1 photo of Snares Penguin with Hourglass Dolphin. Level 5 Whale's Blessing.|
|21||Muskox||Own Yellow Anemone. Tap Dall Sheep bubble 5x. Take a photo of a Hooded Seal with an African Penguin.|
|22||Burmeisters Porpoise||Take 1 photo of Risso's dolphin with Chilean dolphin. Complete 300 achievements.|
|23||Spectacled Porpoise||Take 1 photo of Burmeister's Porpoise with Southern Bottlenose Whale. Take 1 photo of Burmeister's Porpoise using Blessing of Snow.|
|24||Canadian Goose||Take 1 photo(s) of Snow Goose with Snow Petrel. Level 5 Bird Chorus.|
|25||Porbeagle||Take 1 photo of Spiny Dogfish with Salmon Shark. Own 6 Cartilaginous Fish.|
|26||Royal Penguin||Own Pink Torch Coral. Take 1 photo of Macaroni Penguin with Harp Seal. Own 5 Fiordland Penguins.|
|27||Greenland Shark||Take 1 photo of Pacific Sleeper Shark with Blessing of Snow. You have to take the photo first for this to work. Then, don't do anything for 20 minutes. (i.e. leave the app open with the screen on and DON'T TOUCH IT for 20 minutes.)|
|28||Reindeer||Own Blue Plate Coral. Tap any Greenland Shark's bubble 10x. (If the Greenland Sharks aren't generating bubbles, restart your app.)|
|29||White Flippered Penguin||Take 1 photo of Northern Rockhopper Penguin with Southern Rockhopper Penguin. Take 1 photo of Reindeer using Blessing of Snow.|
|30||Little Penguin||Own 15 Penguin Species|
|31||Narwhal||Own Yellow Cylinder Coral. Take 1 photo of King Penguin with Longfin Tuna.|
|32||Killer Whale||Own 8 Sea-Surface Type species. Take 1 photo of Narwhal with Adelie Penguin.|
|33||Walrus||Own 9 species of seals. Own 23 sea-type species. Own 12 sea-surface type species.|
|34||Emperor Penguin||Own 33 species of birds. Take 1 photo of King Penguin with Killer Whale.|
|35||Polar Bear||Own 42 species of mammal. Own 10 Blue Whales. Take 1 photo of Reindeer with Arctic Wolf.|
|36||Humpback Whale||Own 10 Polar Bears. Take 1 photo(s) of Polar Bear with Emperor Penguin. Take 1 photo(s) of Polar Bear with Walrus.|
|37||Wolverine||Level 2000 White Barnacle. Own 50 Land Types. Take 1 photo of Snowshoe Rabbit with Harbor Seal.|
|38||Moose||Level 5000 Pink Torch Coral. Take 1 photo of Dall Sheep with Muskox.|
|39||Giant Petrel||Level 1500 Blue Barnacle. Own 10 Thick-billed Murre. Take 1 photo of Snow Petrel with Arctic Tern.|
|40||Beluga Whale||Level 4000 Vine Coral. Own 20 Killer Whales. Take 1 photo of Narwhal with Killer Whale.|
|41||Sperm Whale||Level 500 Vine Coral. Own 6 Right Whales. Own 260 fish.|
|42||White-tailed Deer||Level 6000 Luminescent Coral. Take 1 photo of Reindeer with Royal Penguin. Own 9 Land-type species.|
|43||Gray Whale||Level 500 Deep Branch Coral. Take 1 photo of Right Whale with Killer Whale. Own 305 fish.|
|44||Blue-eyed Shag||Take 1 photo of Snow Goose with Canadian Goose. Own 10 Snow Goose. Own 155 fish.|
|45||Minke Whale||Own Deep Blue Table Coral. Share 1 photo of Sperm Whale using Vigorous Plankton. Own 610 fish|
|46||Bryde's Whale||Level 10,000 Deep Anemone. Own 100 species. (NOT including Event Fish, unlike most unlocks)|
Take 1 photo of Humpback Whale with Minke Whale
|47||King Salmon||Own 16 ray-finned fish species. Take 1 photo of Longfin Tuna with Atlantic Salmon. Use Whale's Blessing 50 times.|
|48||Snow Bunting||Lv. 5100 Snow Coral. Take 100 photos of Air types. Share 1 photo of Cape Petrel using Blessing of Snow.|
|49||Antarctic Prion||Take 1 photo of Black-Legged Kittiwake with Blue-eyed Shag. Own 3 Procellariid species (Petrels). Take 25 photos of Procellariid (Petrels) using Vigorous Plankton.|
|50||Siberian Crane||Lv. 9000 Yellow Cylinder Coral. Tap any Wandering Albatross's bubble 50x. Own 20 Canadian Geese.|
|51||Arctic Ground Squirrel||Level 8,000 Deep Snow Coral. Own 20 Lemmings. Take 1 photo of Blue Arctic Fox with Lemming.|
|52||Wild Yak||Level 5,000 Deep Anemone. Own 20 Muskoxen. Share 1 photo of Arctic Ground Squirrel using Vigorous Plankton.|
|53||Black-Legged Kittiwake||Own Red Barnacle. Own 20 Air types.|
Hidden Creature number is mostly just to match a hint to a fish, but they are also roughly numbered in order of your ability to unlock them, so start at the top.
Huge thanks to the AbyssRium Subreddit for compiling the ingame hints for all fish so fast!
There are daily reward fish and a pre-registration fish. For completeness, I’ll list these non-hidden, non-normal creatures here. Note that for Pearl Unlock creatures, more can be bought with Vitality (with no extra effect beyond owning +1 fish) after the initial Pearl purchase.
Note Blue Arctic Fox is specifically required for a hidden fish unlock, so get it first.
|Harp Seal||Attendance reward|
|Arctic Hare||Day 5|
|Snow Petrel||Day 9|
|Arctic Wolf||Day 15|
|Muffler Penguin||Pre Registration reward|
|Artic Fox||2,000 Pearls|
|Bald Eagle||2,000 Pearls|
|Blue Arctic Fox |
Note: required for a hidden fish
|Peregrine Falcon||2,000 Pearls|
|Explorer Penguin||Day 2 attendance reward|
The normal fish unlocks are listed ingame and aren’t a priority for the guide yet. They are unlocked strictly in-order as presented and should be quite simple (if not necessarily fast) at each step to keep track of.
Here’s some quick tips for common frustrations with unlocks.
WTF Is A Lemming? What is a Skua? What is a Dall Sheep?
This seems to be a common question for some reason, the “lemming” referred to in the unlock, like all other unlocks that request couple photos, is a creature you have to make in AbyssRium Pole.
If it’s not in your creature list, it must be a hidden creature, so search through the above Hidden Creatures list for it to get it. If a word seems weird and you’re confused, there’s a 99.9% chance it’s just a creature you need to unlock. There are 0 creatures in the game that are not created from the creature menu.
“Bubbles” are the little hearts that appear over random creatures’ heads at interval. They give a (uselessly small) amount of vitality when tapped, and more importantly they factor in to several hidden creature unlocks above.
If you’re having trouble getting bubbles to appear, store creatures except the one you want, and have at least 2+ of that creature out at once to maximize the likelihood of getting the bubble. If you store all your fish and repopulate your tank, you have to restart the game or no bubbles will appear over fish’s heads. If you’re not getting bubbles, try that.
Couple Photos Trick
Creatures should be very close together, both inside the reticle at the center of the screen ideally, when taking these photos. If you’re having trouble, take a photo to freeze the world, then use the pan and zoom controls while everything is frozen to line up a perfect shot.
A trick I’ve heard is to store all creatures except a few that are included in your couples photo (just one species). Then purchase a NEW creature of the second species, it might spawn closer to the others. Otherwise, certain couples photos such as Penguin + Fish are simply extremely random and unfair.
I did the unlock and it didn’t work!
When this happens, it’s usually one of two things: Firstly, perhaps you didn’t do a different unlock, since all fish require multiple ones now; check the lock icon for “number of fish” unlocks because for some reason the UI lists them separately from the other unlocks.
Secondly, AbyssRium has always been a buggy game and humans are pretty bad at counting number of executions. If you need to perform a task X number of times to unlock, it’s usually better to complete all other unlocks for sure, then do that task until it unlocks instead of counting. You’ll just add more work, probably make mistakes, and frustrate yourself if you try. This was more a problem with the original AbyssRium, but I expect AbyssRium Pole’s unlocks to gradually get worse with time just like the original game’s have.
Finally, the Hidden Creature unlocks actually pop up at terrible times and it’s super easy to just tap right past them. Occasionally check your fish list to make sure you didn’t skip right past unlocking something.
I livestreamed the game for launch, here’s my first impressions:
AbyssRium Pole Bugs & FAQ
Wouldn’t be AbyssRium without them.
Transfer Saves Between Devices
If you’re on iOS on one device and Android on another, you cannot transfer your save at all without contacting the developer (who will probably not help). For the same platform, just load the same google play games/Game Center account.
No Bubbles Spawn Over Fish
If you store all your fish and repopulate your tank, you have to restart the game or no bubbles will appear over fish’s heads. If you’re not getting bubbles, try that.
The game sometimes starts in Korean despite your device’s language. Just click through until it lets you play the game, then tap the Gear menu, then tap the Language menu (the two letters icon) then pick a language you understand.
Ads Don’t Load
Common problem, clearing your device’s Advertising ID from device settings (not ingame) often fixes this.
Massive Skill Recharge Time
Playing with the game clock, like in AbyssRium, can mess up AbyssRium Pole’s skill timers and possibly have other effects.
It said I’d get 12H vitality but I have like 1B
This is just bad wording on their part, the X “H” vitality that the game occasionally offers is hours of vitality production, not H, as a value, vitality. An hour of vitality is actually extremely small compared to Moon’s Song plus the Whale skill.
Can’t Run In Emulator
AbyssRium Pole requires a (slightly) more modern Android version than AbyssRium. In Nox Player, you’ll need to create an Android 7 virtual machine (use the Multi Drive app it also installs to make one).
AbyssRium Pole Guide Index
Other resources useful for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole players:
My Patreon Page – Where you can support me, or use paypal instead.
AbyssRium World – Guide for the newest, management game
AbyssRium Pole Guide – The guide for the Frosty game.
Full AbyssRium guide – Anything you could ever ask for is in here! All Saltwater tank information is here.
Event Fish Guide – All info on limited-time events & Event Tanks
Freshwater Guide – All info on the Freshwater tank
Fusion Fish Guide – All Fusion fish and info on using them effectively
Striped Marlin/Bonito/Star Striped Marlin guide – Because these stupid RNG fish generate 10x as many questions as anything else
Video Guides – A YouTube playlist full of my AbyssRium video guides & updates
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