Treasure Carp Scale
Treasure Carp Scale is a Key Item in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It is used to purchase items from the vendors "Pot Noble Harunaga" and "Pot Noble Koremori".
Treasure Carp Scale Usage
How to Find Treasure Carp Scale
- Found most commonly by killing Treasure Carp. There are 42 total Scales in the game, while buying all items in the first NG cycle requires just 40.
- Hirata Estate (7):
- 1x found from a Treasure Carp swimming below the bridge.
- 1x found from a Treasure Carp swimming to the right side of the bridge, near the Pot Noble Harunaga.
- 2x found from two different Treasure Carps in the same lake. One of them can be killed easily from land with the Loaded Spear, otherwise Diving is recommended (check the tips at the bottom of the page for how to kill them with the sword without Diving).
- 1x found on the riverbank to the left of the bridge before crossing.
- 2x found from Treasure Carp past Bamboo Thicket Sculptor's Idol in the lake underneath the bridge with the large enemy. Diving is required for one of them.
- Ashina Castle (2):
- 1x found from a Treasure Carp in the castle moat. Diving is required (only spawns once Ashina Castle is attacked)
- 1x found as a pickup in the castle moat beneath the idol. Diving is required (only spawns once Ashina Castle is attacked)
- Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo (2):
- 2x found from Treasure Carps in the lake near the Temple Grounds Sculptor's Idol.
- Sunken Valley (3):
- 2x found from Treasure Carps found in a lake near the Riven Cave Sculptor's Idol. Diving is required.
- 1x found from a pickup in the lake near the Riven Cave Sculptor's Idol. Diving is required.
- Ashina Depths (9):
- 2x sold by Exiled Memorial Mob for 500 sen each.
- 1x found below the Mibu Village idol guarded by a Ministry Shinobi.
- 1x found from a Treasure Carp found in Mibu Village river near the bridge. Diving is needed.
- 5x found by giving the Mibu Village priest Water of the Palace, then reloading the area to find him transformed into an enemy which will drop the scales upon being killed.
- Fountainhead Palace (19):
- 3x found in a room accessed by a cracked floor and underwater route also contains Water of the Palace.
- 7x found from Treasure Carps in the area's main body of water. Diving is required
- 3x found in a small sunken house beneath the area's main body of water. Diving is required.
- 2x found by the giant carp skeleton with worms on it at the bottom of the body of water. Diving is required.
If you feed the Giant Colored Carp a Truly Precious Bait on first feeding:
- 4x found by killing the Feeding Ground Attendant.
- 1x found by feeding the Giant Colored Carp Precious Bait, then talking to the Great Carp Attendant (first feeding).
- 3x found by feeding the Giant Colored Carp Precious Bait, then talking to the Great Carp Attendant (second feeding).
If you made the mistake of feeding the Giant Colored Carp the Truly Precious Bait before feeding it the normal bait or after feeding it only once, you can still get the missing carp scales by presenting the Great Carp Attendant with the Great White Whisker, leaving and returning. The scales should be on his corpse.
- Red Eyed Carp are considered incomplete creatures that lack the ideal number of scales, but their eyes are everlasting. Collecting special scales and the term "everlasting" are details associated with the Dragons of Dark Souls, while imperfection is a trait linked to serpents, which are considered imperfect Dragons.
- The Legend of the Dragon's Gate tells the story of carp that may transform into dragons if they can leap up a massive waterfall. As a consequence, carp are considered symbols of success and transformation in Japanese culture.
Treasure Carp Scale Notes & Tips
- Treasure Carp quickly swim away when they are alerted. Try swimming behind them then dashing in for the killing blow.
- In the Hirata Estate, the two carps that stay underwater near Pot Noble Harunaga can be killed with the sword, without Diving, with some patience: stay behind them and once you think they're closest to the surface (look at the tip of their tail fin) use a charged attack to cover the distance between you and them quickly, immediately remove the lock-on if you had it active, then look directly down with the camera to aim as low as possible and use the normal sword attack a few times in quick succession. It may not work at the first try but it shouldn't take many attempts to succeed.