Scorpion Carp

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Scorpion Carp
Scorpion Carp.png
It's like a regular carp but with a sharp stinger.

Location The Desert
Time 6am – 8pm
Season All Seasons Icon.png All
Weather Any
Difficulty 90
Behavior Dart
Fishing Level Required 4
Size (inches) 12-33

Fishing XP 33   Silver Quality.png 36   Gold Quality.png 39   Iridium Quality.png 45
Poison.png −125 Energy
Silver Quality Icon.png
−175 Energy
Gold Quality Icon.png
−225 Energy
Iridium Quality Icon.png
−325 Energy
Sell Prices
Base Fisher.png Fisher
Angler Icon.png Angler
Scorpion Carp.png 150g
Scorpion Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png 187g
Scorpion Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png 225g
Scorpion Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
Scorpion Carp.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
Artisan Sell Prices
Roe Aged Roe Artisan.png Aged Roe (+40%)
Dark Brown Roe.png 105g Dark Brown Aged Roe.png 210g Dark Brown Aged Roe.png 294g

The Scorpion Carp is a fish that can be caught in the pond at The Desert during all seasons. It can also randomly be found in Garbage Cans after unlocking The Desert, or at the Traveling Cart for Gold.png450-1,000g. The only other fish that can be caught in the Desert is the Sandfish.

Since it is more valuable than the Sandfish, it is more difficult to catch and also has a lower bite rate. Catching the Scorpion Carp requires fishing level 4, either naturally or by using fishing Buffs. Other than Legendary Fish, the Scorpion Carp is the only fish where a certain fishing level must be met to hook it.

If the fishing level condition is satisfied, each cast results in a 12-20% chance to hook a Scorpion Carp, with higher chances at higher fishing levels.

Scorpion Carp can be caught regardless of time of day using Magic Bait.


The Scorpion Carp can be found at the Desert.



Villager Reactions


Scorpion Carp is an option in the Bundle Red.png Master Fisher's Bundle in the Fish Tank (Remixed).


Image Name Description Ingredients Restores Recipe Source(s) Sell Price
Maki Roll.png
Maki Roll Fish and rice wrapped in seaweed. Fish.png Any Fish (1)Seaweed.png Seaweed (1)Rice.png Rice (1) Energy.png 100
Health.png 45

Cooking Channel.png The Queen of Sauce
21 Summer, Year 1

Gus Icon.png Stardrop Saloon for Gold.png300g

Quality Fertilizer.png
Quality Fertilizer Improves soil quality, increasing your chance to grow quality crops. Mix into tilled soil. Sap.png Sap (2)Fish.png Any Fish (1) N/A Farming Skill Icon.png Farming Level 9 Gold.png10g
Sashimi Raw fish sliced into thin pieces. Fish.png Any Fish (1) Energy.png 75
Health.png 33

Linus Icon.png Linus (Mail - 3+ HeartIconLarge.png)



Scorpion Carp can be used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the Fishing Hat.png Fishing Hat. It can be used in dyeing, serving as an orange dye at the dye pots, located in Emily's and Haley's house, 2 Willow Lane.

Fish Pond

Scorpion Carp can be placed in a Fish Pond, where they will reproduce every 4 days. The initial pond capacity is 3 fish, but the capacity can be increased to 10 by completing two quests. The primary output is dark brown Scorpion Carp Roe, but Cactus Seeds are also possible at population 10.


Pond Capacity Quest Item Fishing XP Granted
Before Quest After Quest
3 5 3 Cactus Fruits or 3 Coconuts 40
5 10 1 Golden Relic 40


Item(s) Produced Fishing XP Granted Population % of Items Overall Daily Chance
Dark Brown Roe.png Roe (1) 14 1-7 75% 17-53%
8-9 38% 30-33%
10 27% 25%
Dark Brown Roe.png Roe (2) 14 8-9 50% 40-44%
10 36% 34%
Dark Brown Roe.png Roe (3) 14 10 24% 23%
Cactus Seeds.png Cactus Seeds (2-5) 10 10 5% 5%
Nothing 1-7 25% 83-47%
8-9 13% 31-24%
10 9% 13%



While playing local co-op on the switch, if the player or a farmhand has had exhaustion the previous day and consumes a poisonous item that reduces their energy to zero (or below), the game will softlock.


  • 1.4: Added to Help Wanted quests. Added iridium quality. Can now be used in Tailoring.
  • 1.5: Is now used in a remixed bundle.