This page in our guide to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice focuses on Treasure Carp Scales. These items are an alternate currency. Read this page to find out who uses them and what you can get with these scales.
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- How to get Treasure Carp Scales?
- Who should I pass the scales to?
- Locations where you can find Scales
How to get Treasure Carp Scales?
In the beginning you can get Scales in two ways. The first method is to kill a Treasure Carp. These large fish swim in selected water bodies. Quickly swim to a carp and kill it with your sword.
The second method is to find them during exploration. The Scales can, e.g. lie on the shore (see the picture above). They are marked as a regular loot.
In the later stages of the game there is a third, very important method-diving when jumping into a river or a water reservoir. Some of the listed carps and scales in containers are hidden under water. You can't get to them until you unlock the diving ability. It is a reward for defeating one of major bosses in Ashina Depths - Corrupted Monk. From now on, you can jump into the water and press R2 / right trigger to dive.
Who should I pass the scales to?
There is a unique merchant interested in Treasure Carp Scales. That NPC is called Pot Noble Harunaga, and you can find him in Hirata Estate.
Go to the starting area in the Estate, and move to the place with the bridge (the one patrolled by a single enemy carrying a torch). Examine the shore on the right of the bridge. Pot Noble Harunaga is inside the barrel standing near the water (see the picture above).
The picture above shows items offered by this merchant. The most valuable ones are the Mask Fragment and the Text with a new skill. Sadly, they are the most expansive.
Locations where you can find Scales
This table shows locations where you can find Treasure Carp Scales. On the left, you can see the location's name. On the right, you can check where you can find fish or a Scale lying around.
1 Scale - Lies on the shore near the first large bridge in this location.
2 Scales - Two Treasure Carps swimming in the water near Pot Nobble Harunaga.
1 Scale - A Treasure Carp is swimming in the river near Bamboo Thicket Slope (Bamboo Thicket Slope Sculptor's Idol).
2 Treasure Scalps - Carps swims in a reservoir adjacent to the barrel where Harunaga's tradesman is hiding.
1 Treasure Scalps - Carp swims in the river adjacent to the sculptor idol - Bamboo Thicket Slope).
2 treasure carp scales - two carps swim in the tank near the sculptor idol called Temple Grounds.
1 scales - Get to the container next to the sculptor idol - Mibu Village. The secret is guarded by a strong masked enemy - kill him or steal the scales.
2x scales - can be traded at Exiled memorial Mob in the Mibu Village. Each one is worth 500 sen.
1 scales - Carp swims underwater in the river near the Water Mill and waterfall. You must defeat the Corrupted Monk to dive into the river.
5 Treasure Scale - you can only obtain them after finding the Water of the Palace in Fountainhead Place (a secret room with 3 scales). Go back to the closed building next to the place where you fought with O'Rin of the Water. Give the water to NPC in the building, get some rest and defeat this man in battle to get the scale.
1 scales - Carp swims underwater in the moat under the drawbridge. You must defeat the Corrupted Monk to dive.
1 Treasure Scale - it is in one of the containers lying on the bottom near the site of the attack on the carp.
2 Treasure Scales - Carp swims underwater in the water reservoir, where you had to evade and avoid the Great Serpent during the first visit to the Sunken Valley.
1 Treasure Scale - scale can be found as loot at the bottom of the same tank.
3 Treasure Scalps - They are in a secret room of the building explored before reaching the sculptor idol Flower Viewing Stage. You need to find a small hole filled with water where you can dive and swim into an apparently inaccessible room.
7 Treasure Scalps - You may come across a treasure carp after diving in the largest reservoir in the area of the Fountainhead Palace.
5 Treasure Scales - these shells are found in containers at the bottom of the same huge reservoir in the Fountainhead Palace.
4 Treasure Scalps - They are left behind by the NPC staying by the idol called Feeding Grounds. You must defeat the Great Koi Carp, bring the NPC the Great White Moustache and wait until he dies (move for a moment to any other place).