In the core series games
The Old Rod allows the player to fish for Pokémon in bodies of water. The Pokémon encountered will be at a lower level than those encountered by using the Good Rod or Super Rod.
|| Use in front of the sea, a river, etc., to fish for Pokémon.
|| Use by water to fish for Pokémon.
|| Use by any body of water to fish for wild Pokémon.
|| An old and beat-up fishing rod. Use it by any body of water to fish for wild Pokémon.
| An old and beat-up fishing rod. Use it by any body of water to fish for wild aquatic Pokémon.
In spin-off games
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, Magikarp are fished with Old Rod, with the player being given increasingly better variants of Old Rod (So-So, Good, Great, Rare, Pro's, and Supreme) as they progress that can fish new Magikarp patterns.
In the anime
In the manga
In the TCG
In other languages