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Fish is a versatile mutant that uses his high mobility and ammo income to outrun and outgun enemies. Because of his ability to dodge enemy fire or quickly hide behind cover and his significantly increased ammo income, Fish can be recommended for beginners.


Fish gets more ammo from stationary Ammo Chests, mini pickups and from walking over weapons. Each Mini Ammo Chest gives him 40 bullets, 10 shells, 9 bolts, 8 explosives, or 13 energy. This is 150% of the regular amount rounded up.
Because of that, Fish will receive more ammo from the Lucky Shot mutation.
Fish receives 50% more ammo from Cursed Mini Ammo Chests rounded up (as opposed to rounding down for the other characters), giving 60 bullets, 15 shells, 14 bolts, 12 explosives, or 20 energy.
He also starts with 120 bullets instead of 96. If he has a Golden Weapon, he will start off with more ammo for it.


Fish rolls in the direction that he is currently moving and can shoot while doing so (he still takes damage while rolling). If Fish is standing still, then he will roll in the direction he is aiming.

Throne Butt[]

With water boost, Fish is propelled at rolling speed for as long as the active button is held down. Unlike the normal roll, Fish is able to change direction and stop at any time. This makes Fish highly evasive, though not invincible, and somewhat hard to control; as such, water boost is mainly best for running away from hazards or back towards a safer area (or coming near hazards to hit them).

Ultra Mutations[]

Fish A


Enemies have a 20% chance to drop an Ammo Chest (which can turn into a Present Chest or I.D.P.D. Chest) in place of an Ammo Pickup, a Medkit instead of an HP Pickup, or Weapon Chests (which can turn into Cursed Chests if you have a Crown) instead of Weapon Pickups.

Not opening the Weapon Chests counts towards a Large Weapon Chest spawn on future levels.

Fish B

Gun Warrant

Weapons don't use ammo to fire for 7 seconds after entering into a new level, including the rad cost of Ultra Weapons.


While Fish can be a great starting character for the ammo bonus, his roll takes time to master. Note that the roll does not stop when hitting walls and instead bounces outward, but the distance is short and it can be used rapidly. The roll is mostly used to dodge enemy projectiles and grab distant pickups before they disappear or just to move faster and hide behind cover. Be careful when using the roll to dodge projectiles, however, as you can roll into more bullets.
Useful mutations:
  • Recycle gland: combine with his ultra mutation gun warrant, you will only regenerate the ammo while you have infinite ammo, this is quite effective with the double minigun
  • Back Muscle - Since Fish gets more ammo from pickups, it's easier for him to use ammo-intensive weapons and keep a high ammo capacity with this mutation.
  • Rabbit Paw - Makes it even easier to stock up large amounts of ammo. Also synergizes with Fish's Ultra A, Confiscate.
  • Lucky Shot - Thanks to his passive, Lucky Shot will give him more ammo than other characters.
  • Trigger Fingers - With Gun Warrant and a powerful area-of-effect weapon, you can kill a significant percentage of enemies from the start.
  • Long Arms - Useful if you're planning on using Fish's Guitar after looping, but isn't really important until then.
  • Euphoria - Gives you more time to roll through projectiles.


Fish upon defeating the Throne
Fish sitting on the Throne


  • Fish can roll.
  • The hints suggest Fish was a cop; it implies he was one day from retirement when the apocalypse hit and changed him into a mutated fish.
  • Fish's design is most likely based on The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
  • Fish's loading screen tip, "Like Kevin Costner", is a reference to the post-apocalyptic movie Waterworld, where Kevin Costner played a mutated human that could breathe underwater.
  • The distance of Fish's roll was significantly shortened in update #26 and again in update #38.
  • Fish is one of the original five legacy characters from Wasteland Kings, the beta for nuclear throne.
  • Fish appeared in the r/place April Fools 2022 event, but only as a small scale sprite since the normal scale sprite was eaten by India.