Treasure carp scale is a special item in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It can be obtained by hunting down a rare, red carp. It may seem like a useless trinket, but you can actually use them to buy mask fragments from a certain NPC who collects them. However, you’ll need to kill the treasure carp before it swims off into the murk. Additionally, they won’t respawn after you kill them. This guide is going to show you a list of all Sekiro treasure carp scale locations, so you can stockpile this rare resource.
Sekiro carp scales – Hirata Estate
We found the first five carp scales in Hirata Estate. As you cross the big bridge, turn right and go down to the bank. Look to the other side and you’ll see a giant pink carp swimming around. If you follow the river away from the bridge, you’ll soon find a couple of boats on the beach. If you stand on the boats and toss a fistful of ash into the water, a carp will appear. After you get him, jump into the water there and swim to the big rock in the middle of the river. There will be a carp in the reeds there, near the scale vendor.
Return to the bridge and cross it again. Jump off to the right once you’re on the other side, and look for an item on the beach, next to a big rock. It’s a treasure carp scale, even though it’s not one with the fish anymore. The next one is near the Bamboo Thicket Slope idol. Start from the idol and climb the wall on the left using the grappling hook. Jump into the water and swim under the bridge. The carp will be near the waterfall, and you can use the ledge to sneak up to it. There’s another one under the water there – you’ll have to dive for it. If you prefer a video guide, check this one out.
Carp scale locations – Senpou Temple
Treasure carp scales – Sunken Valley
Carp scales – Ashina Depths
You can get 5 scales if you give the monk in Mibu Village (the one with a shinobi door in the floor of his house) a key item called Water of The Palace. Once you give it to him, leave the area, then return. He’ll turn hostile, and when you kill him, he’ll drop the scales. To get the item, you need to go to Fountainhead Palace. It’s near the Flower Viewing Platform idol – spawn there and go into the yard behind you. On the right, you’ll notice a hole filled with water. Dive in, and you’ll end up inside a building. The item will be in a chest there.
Where to find carp scales – Ashina Castle
Carp scales locations – Fountainhead Palace
You can get three scales from the room where you get the Water of The Palace (see Ashina Depths section for images). There’s another ten or so in the area’s main body of water – just take your time and explore the whole lake, especially around sunken buildings and other interesting objects, like the giant carp skeleton.
Finally, you can get four more by feeding two pieces of Precious Bait to the Giant Carp. Go to the Feeding Grounds idol, ring the bell and give the bait to the fish once it appears. Talk to the NPC that tends to the grounds, and he’ll give you the scales (one for the first, three for the second bait).