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Mola Mola

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Mola mola
Legends say that this enormous
saltwater fish has rescued shipwreck
victims at sea.
Stackable: Not Stackable

Other Uses

Resale Price: 975~999 gil

Fish Size : <130-184[lm]/537-915[Pz]>

Synthesis Recipes

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Used in Recipes

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Desynthesis Recipes

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Obtained from Desynthesis

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How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Food > Fish ( )

Special Events

Fishing

Skill Cap: 110 Fish Level: 120↑
Size: Unknown
Location Bait Rods

Historical Background

The Mola Mola is an actual fish but more commonly referred to as the Ocean Sunfish. It is currently the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Due to their size they are rarely attacked but are vulnerable to shark and orca attacks as well as humans fishing them, sometimes accidently. They are considered a delicacy in several asian countries, including Japan, but are banned from being fished in the European Union.

Interestingly they sometimes float sideways in a behavior described as horizontal basking. This may be where the legend of these fish rescuing shipwrecked sailors as one can imagine clinging to the side or even climbing atop the massive sideways fish.