Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Pole – Hidden Creatures & Gameplay Guide

AbyssRium Pole Hidden Fish Guide

Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Pole just released, so here’s a guide to find Hidden Creature Unlocks and other gameplay information! Come chat about the game in our Discord and check out my Ko-Fi!

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2020-02-20: New app update!  11 new hidden creatures, 2 new coral, and a new IAP. The new ones are #47 and up on the table, I’ve added the ones we know but info is still coming in.

2020-02-03: Updated the Hidden Fish table to include the changed Hidden Fish unlocks (all of them are just different coral unlocks)

2020-01-29: App update! 10 new hidden fish, 1 IAP, 2 Pearl fish. Walrus is now possible. Most importantly, the Vitality curve is fixed so making fish isn’t as difficult. You should be able to make tens of fish with only mild effort starting from when you update the game. Video guide here, and they’re added to the table farther below starting at #37:

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.

Basic Gameplay

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

Battery Saving

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

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.

Currency

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.

Skills

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.
Artifacts

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
Camera

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.

AbyssRium Pole Hidden Creatures

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.

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#Hidden
Creature
Unlock
1Chinstrap PenguinOwn Ice Bracken Coral
Tap any Gentoo Penguin's bubble 1 time
2Ross SealOwn Pink Ice Branch Coral
Use Bird Chorus 3 Times
Own 8 Penguins
3Arctic TernOwn Snow Coral
Complete 10 achievements
Take 1 photo of Cape Petrel using Blessing of Snow
4Antarctic LanternfishLevel 100 Small Branch Coral
Own 1 Antarctic Silverfish
Own 1 Marbled Rockcod
5LemmingOwn White Table Coral
Own 20 Land-Sea types
Own 5 Air types
(Note unless otherwise noted, X types means duplicates of the same creature counts)
6Humboldt PenguinTake a photo of Magellan Penguin with African Penguin
Own 15 Penguins
7Galapagos PenguinTake a photo of Adelie Penguin with Lemming
Share 1 photo of Humbboldt Penguin using Blessing of Snow
8Pink SalmonOwn White Fan Coral
Tap any Mackerel Icefish’s bubble 5 times
9Arctic CodTake a photo of Mackerel Icefish with Patagonia Toothfish
Tap 150 bubbles from fish
10Snowshoe RabbitTake a photo of Lemming with Chinstrap Penguin
Own 20 sea types
11Harbor SealUse Whale's Blessing 10 times
Share 1 photo of Harp Seal
12NelmaTake a photo of Omul using Blessing of the Snow
Tap any Ray-finned fish’s bubble 30 times
Own 5 Antarctic Herrings
13SkuaTake a photo of Snowy Sheathbill with Arctic Tern
Cast Bird Chorus 30 times
14Thick Billed MurreOwn 5 Skuas
Complete 50 achievements
15Dall SheepUse Moon's Song 15 times
Own 5 Arctic Hares
16Skipjack TunaShare 1 photo of Yellowfin Tuna using Blessing of Snow
Tap any Scombrid's (Tuna's) bubble 15x
17Longfin TunaTake 1 photo of Pacific Bluefin Tuna with Yellowfin Tuna
Own 5 Skipjack Tuna
18Northern Rockhopper PenguinTake a photo of Erect-crested Penguin with Galapagos Penguin
19Southern Rockhopper PenguinTake a photo of Snares Penguin using Blessing of Snow
Own 7 species of Penguins
20Southern Bottlenose WhaleTake a photo of Snares Penguin with Hourglass Dolphin. Level 5 Whale's Blessing.
21MuskoxOwn White Starfish Coral
Tap Dall Sheep bubble 5x
Take a photo of a Hooded Seal with an African Penguin
22Burmeisters PorpoiseTake 1 photo of Risso's dolphin with Chilean dolphin
Complete 100 achievements
23Spectacled PorpoiseTake 1 photo of Burmeister's Porpoise with Southern Bottlenose Whale
Share 1 photo of Burmeister's Porpoise using Blessing of Snow
24Canadian GooseTake 1 photo of Snow Goose with Snow Petrel
Level 5 Bird Chorus Skill
25PorbeagleTake 1 photo of Spiny Dogfish with Salmon Shark
Own 6 Cartilaginous Fish
26Royal PenguinOwn White Torch Coral
Take 1 photo of Macaroni Penguin with Harp Seal
Own 5 Fiordland Penguins
27Greenland SharkTake 1 photo of Pacific Sleeper Shark with Blessing of Snow
You have to do the photo first
Don't do anything for 20 minutes
(leave the app open, untouched, on charger, until the poppup appears)
28ReindeerOwn Pink Torch Coral
Tap any Greenland Shark's bubble once
29White Flippered PenguinTake 1 photo of Northern Rockhopper Penguin with Southern Rockhopper Penguin. Share 1 photo of Reindeer using Blessing of Snow.
30Little PenguinOwn 15 different Penguin Species
31NarwhalOwn Pink Hand Coral
Take 1 photo of King Penguin with Longfin Tuna
32Killer WhaleOwn 8 Sea-Surface Type species
Take 1 photo of Narwhal with Adélie Penguin
33Walrus
Own 7 species of seals
Own 20 sea-type species
Own 13 sea-surface type species
34Emperor PenguinOwn 27 species of birds
Take 1 photo of King Penguin with Killer Whale
35Polar BearOwn 30 species of mammal
Take 1 photo of Reindeer with Arctic Wolf
36Humpback WhaleOwn 5 Polar Bears
Take 1 photo of Polar Bear with Emperor Penguin
Take 1 photo of Polar Bear with Walrus
37WolverineLevel 3000 White Barnacle Coral
Own 20 Land Types
Take 1 photo of Snowshoe Rabbit with Harbor Seal
38MooseLevel 2000 Pink Torch Coral
Take 1 photo of Dall Sheep with Muskox
39Giant PetrelLevel 3000 Blue Barnacle Coral
Own 10 Thick-billed Murre
Take 1 photo of Snow Petrel with Arctic Tern
40Beluga WhaleOwn 5 Narwhals
Own 5 Killer Whales
Take 1 photo of Narwhal with Killer Whale
41Sperm WhaleLevel 1000 Straw Coral
Use Whale's Blessing 50 times
Own 5 Right Whales
42White-tailed DeerLevel 2000 Luminescent Coral
Take 1 photo of Reindeer with Royal Penguin
Take 1 photo of Dall Sheep using Blessing of Snow
43Gray WhaleLevel 2000 Yellow Cylinder Coral
Take 1 photo of Right Whale with Bowhead Whale
44Blue-eyed ShagTake 1 photo of Snow Goose with Canadian Goose
Own 10 Snow Goose
Own 10 Canadian Goose
45Minke WhaleOwn 5 Sperm Whales
Own 5 Gray Whales
Take 1 photo of Humpback Whale
46Bryde's WhaleLevel 2000 Lichen Coral
Own 80 Sea-Surface types
Take 1 photo of Walrus with Blue Whale
49Antarctic PrionTake a photo of Black-Legged Kittiwake with Blue-eyed Shag
Own 3 Procellariid species (Petrels) Take 25 photos of Procellariid (Petrels) using Vigorous Plankton
?Atlantic SalmonOwn Blue Barnacle Coral
Own 25 Ray-finned fish
?Arctic CharOwn 5 Atlantic Salmon
?Black-Legged KittiwakeOwn Red Barnacle coral
Own 20 Air types
?Snow BuntingLv. 5100 Snow Coral
Take 100 photos of Air types
Share 1 photo of Cape Petrel using Blessing of Snow
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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!

Extra Fish

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.

Hidden FishUnlock
Harp SealAttendance reward day 2
Arctic HareAttendance reward day 5
Snow PetrelAttendance reward day 9
Arctic WolfAttendance reward day 15
Muffler PenguinCheck Mailbox ingame to receive.
Pre Registration NOT required.
Stoat2000 Pearls in Shop tab
Artic Fox2000 Pearls in Shop tab
Bald Eagle2000 Pearls in Shop tab
Blue Arctic Fox2000 Pearls in Shop tab
Peregrine Falcon2000 Pearls in Shop tab
Normal Creatures

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.

Unlocking Hidden Creatures

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.

Bubble Unlocks
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“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.

Couple Photos

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.

Video Content

 

I livestreamed the game for launch, here’s my first impressions:

AbyssRium Pole Bugs

Wouldn’t be AbyssRium without them.

Wrong Language

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.

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