Fishing Rods are included in the Pokémon series to allow the player to catch water Pokémon wherever there is an open water space.

There are three different types of rods each allowes the player to fish for differing types of Pokémon.

Old Rod

The Old Rod is usually the first rod to be obtained by the player and is also the weakest of the three as it will only allow the player to fish for Magikarps and other common water type Pokemon.

Good Rod

The Good Rod is the second rod to be obtained by the player, and opens up more types of Pokémon able to be caught.

Super Rod

The Super Rod is the last rod to be obtained, and with it it's possible to fish for all types of Pokémon in any area.