Where to get Truly Precious Bait in Sekiro

Walking you through the best way to get Truly Precious Bait and what to do with it in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, there are a variety of unique weapons and items that players can acquire, including Truly Precious Bait. As its name implies, Truly Precious Bait is used as bait for the Giant Carp in Sekiro. By feeding Truly Precious Bait to the Giant Carp, you’ll be given a Lapis Lazuli as a reward.

Additionally, it can be quite fun to summon the Giant Carp and feed it Truly Precious Bait which feels akin to feeding food pellets to koi fish in a pond, though on a much larger scale. If this sounds like something you’re interested in doing, read on to find out where to get Truly Precious Bait in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice!

Where to Get Truly Precious Bait in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

You can get Truly Precious Bait by exchanging Treasure Carp Scales with the Pot Noble Merchants in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
You can get Truly Precious Bait by exchanging Treasure Carp Scales with the Pot Noble Merchants in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
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In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the only way to get Truly Precious Bait is by interacting and trading with the Pot Noble Merchants. In order to receive Truly Precious Bait, you’ll first need to acquire and trade Treasure Carp Scales. Due to their rarity, it can be a bit of a pain to get enough Treasure Carp Scales to trade for Truly Precious Bait.

In our experience, the best way to farm for Treasure Carp Scales is by grinding through Pink Carp. By killing Pink Carp enemies, you have a chance to earn Treasure Carp Scales as a reward drop. To find Pink Carp, explore the Hirata Estate area. As the third area you reach in Sekiro, you should be able to begin the process of finding and killing Pink Carp relatively early on.

Once you’ve collected enough Treasure Carp Scales from these Pink Carp, you’ll be able to visit the Pot Noble Merchants and exchange them for Truly Precious Bait. Note that there are two different Truly Precious Bait variants in Sekiro depending on which Pot Noble Merchant you speak with.

For example, by journeying to Fountainhead Palace and speaking with Pot Noble Koremori you’ll be able to get one Truly Precious Bait variant. You can also find a Pot Noble Merchant in Hirata Estate itself. In Hirata Estate, you’ll find Pot Noble Harunaga on an island out near the bridge area. Again, exchange Treasure Carp Scales to acquire Truly Precious Bait from Pot Noble Harunaga.

Ring the bell to summon the Giant Carp and feed it Truly Precious Bait in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Ring the bell to summon the Giant Carp and feed it Truly Precious Bait in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
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With your Truly Precious Bait, you’ll need to travel to Fountainhead Palace (where you spoke with Pot Noble Koremori) and make your way to the Feeding Grounds. At the Feeding Grounds, there’s a large bell you can ring which calls the Giant Carp to you. Once you’ve called the Giant Carp, you can choose to feed it Truly Precious Bait from either Pot Noble Koremori or Pot Noble Harunaga.

This is where things get a bit grim, as the first Truly Precious Bait you choose to feed the Giant Carp is key. If you feed the Giant Carp the Truly Precious Bait from Pot Noble Koremori, you’ll kill Pot Noble Harunaga and vice versa. The reward for feeding the Giant Carp some Truly Precious Bait is the same, though the Pot Noble you doom to death will vary depending on your choice.

Again, choosing between Pot Noble Merchants is quite grim, though the reward makes the activity worthwhile. After all, Lapis Lazuli can be used to upgrade your Shinobi Prosthetics, thereby helping improve your time in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Which Pot Noble Merchant did you choose? Are you team Pot Noble Koremori, or team Pot Noble Harunaga? Let us know the choice you made down in the comments below!

For more on feeding Truly Precious Bait to the Giant Carp in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, be sure to check out the helpful video below courtesy of YouTube user Shirrako

Now that you know where to get Truly Precious Bait in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, be sure to check out some of our other guides including where to get Sake in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, where to find the Mist Raven prosthetic in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and how to beat Headless in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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