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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Problems with Neptoona and the Masked Beedle Ship-Might be a gli

Symphonic asks:
Jan 11th 2008, ID #106420

Problems with Neptoona and the Masked Beedle Ship-Might be a gli

I'm having serious problems with catching Neptoona and finding the Beedle ship when he wears the golden mask. It first started with the problem of catching a rusty swordfish. I only have 1. I'm at the Temple of the Ocean King for the fifth visit after getting the last sea chart(so yes, I'm pretty far along). Near the beginning of the game when first presented with the fishing quest, all seemed fine until after I got my one and only rusty swordfish. That's because the swordfish shadow has only appeared ONCE throughout my game. I can't even catch a rusty in the regular fish shadow. In order to catch a Neptoona I need a swordfish shadow which I lack.

I have YET to come across the beedle ship when he wears the mask. Again, I'm at chapter 9. So I'm unable to get needed items from them. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I had a glitch in Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time where one of the poe ghost was stuck in a tree and everytime I hit it, it said I was hitting the tree so I couldn't get the item for collecting all the poe ghosts. That was just an example of another glitch that kept me from fully completing the game with all items.


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Best Answer

Zeargo answered:
Added 12th Jan 2008, ID #226920

Don't worry, I'm sure everyone gets the same problem for I know it does happened to me and yet I still need to catch Neptoona. I only happened to come accross the Neptoona fish which I failed to catch so you must be ready at all times and alert on the fishing bar on the side. The Swordfish shadow is actually a rare shadow to pop up because I only seen it a few times. Im not sure exactly when it pops up, but it could just be something like a timed thing that pops up every ?? Minutes.

The Masked Beedle only pops up during 10-12pm on weekdays and 10-12am on weekends (or probably vice versa, I forgot), according to your DS clock, which means you can change time. Oh and don't worry about the glitches, I got one in the Zelda: Minish Cap when you get the bomb bag from Stockwell. The bomb bag only appeared when I first played, never again afterwards.


Other Answers

rocklee_leaf answered:
Added 15th Jan 2008, ID #227332

The masked ship came at 9am-10am


Guest answered: Added 24th Jun 2010, ID #334321

I have had the same problem with the masked ship. I suggest you try to change the DS clock a few times between 10-12pm or 10-12 am. Might just work.

Guest answered: Added 19th Dec 2010, ID #374037

First of all, you must show your swordfish to the old guy on Bannan island. Another thing is that the swordfish shadow only appears in the South Eastern sea-chart so you should look for Neptoona there. When you do catch Neptoona, it will measure at 17ft. 3in. no matter when you catch him. As for the masked Beetle ship, it only appears on "special" days (such as your birthday, if you have it marked on the DS calander) or times. I do not know the specific times so your going to have to try your luck with that. Also, the masked Beetle ship usally starts on the South Western sea-chart and spends most of it's time in that area.

Guest answered: Added 6th Feb 2011, ID #385820



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