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2020-01-11: Video guides added: One for Unlocks and one for General Gameplay
2020-01-10: Done! ALL Hidden Creature unlocks in AbyssRium Pole added to guide. Added some helpful into on unlocking creatures.
2020-01-09: Most hidden creature unlocks added. More info added in general.
2020-01-08: AbyssRium Pole released. Guide released.
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
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.
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. To keep progressing, it can be best to forsake creating fish to continue making Ice Berg and Coral upgrades instead.
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.
|1||Chinstrap Penguin||Own Ice Bracken
Tap any Gentoo Penguin's bubble 1 time
|2||Ross Seal||Own Snow Coral. Use Bird Chorus 3 Times. Own 8 Penguins.|
|3||Arctic Tern||Own White Table Coral. Complete 10 achievements. Take 1 photo of Cape Petrel using Blessing of Snow.|
|4||Antarctic Lanternfish||Level 500 Snowflake Plant. Own 1 Antarctic Silverfish. Own 1 Marbled Rockcod.|
|5||Lemming||Yellow Table Coral required. Own 20 Land-Sea types. Own 6 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. Share 1 photo of Humbboldt Penguin using Blessing of Snow.|
|8||Pink Salmon||Own Red Fan Coral. Tap any Mackerel Icefish’s bubble 5 times.|
|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
Share 1 photo of Harp Seal
|12||Nelma||Take 1 photo of Omul using Blessing of the Snow
Tap any Ray-finned fish’s bubble 30 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 50 achievements.|
|15||Dall Sheep||Use Moon's Song 15 times. Own 5 Arctic Hares.|
|16||Skipjack Tuna||Share 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 White 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 100 achievements.|
|23||Spectacled Porpoise||Take 1 photo of Burmeister's Porpoise with Southern Bottlenose Whale. Share 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 Luminescent Coral. Take 1 photo of Macaroni Penguin with Harp Seal. Own 5 Fiordland Penguins.|
|27||Greenland Shark||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.) Take 1 photo of Pacific Sleeper Shark with Blessing of Snow. You have to take the photo first for this to work.|
|28||Reindeer||Own Blue Plate coral. Tap any Greenland Shark's bubble 1x.|
|29||White Flippered Penguin||Take 1 photo of Northern Rockhopper Penguin with Southern Rockhopper Penguin. Share 1 photo of Reindeer using Blessing of Snow.|
|30||Little Penguin||Own 15 different Penguin Species|
|31||Narwhal||Own Lichen 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 Adélie Penguin
(Impossible for now)
|Own 7 species of seals
Own 20 sea-type species
Own 13 sea-surface type species
(There are only 12, rendering this impossible)
|34||Emperor Penguin||Own 27 species of birds
Take 1 photo of King Penguin with Killer Whale
|35||Polar Bear||Own 30 species of mammal
Take 1 photo of Reindeer with Arctic Wolf
Note this requires both the Stoat and Stoat, the 2000 pearl creatures, at present. It likely won't once more creatures are added.
(Impossible for now)
|Own 5 Polar Bears
Take 1 photo of Polar Bear with Emperor Penguin
Take 1 photo of Polar Bear with Walrus
Impossible, since Walrus is impossible.
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.
|Harp Seal||Attendance reward day 2|
|Arctic Hare||Attendance reward day 5|
|Snow Petrel||Attendance reward day 9|
|Arctic Wolf||Attendance reward day 15|
|Muffler Penguin||Check Mailbox ingame to receive.
Pre Registration NOT required.
|Stoat||2000 Pearls in Shop tab|
|Artic Fox||2000 Pearls in Shop tab|
|Bald Eagle||2000 Pearls in Shop tab|
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.
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.
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
Wouldn’t be AbyssRium without them.
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 Pole Guide – The guide for the latest 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
Other mobile games – Bored? Check out some other mobile games I’ve made guides or reviews for.