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Shark Bait
  • Shark Bait item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a Shark Pup
'Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo'
RarityRarity level: 5
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffShark PupShark Pup
Buff tooltipDoo doo doo doo doo doo
Summons Pet
  • Shark Pup
    Shark Pup
Shark Pup pet (in air).png  Shark Pup.png
Shark Pup out of water (left) and underwater (right).
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ocean CrateOcean CrateOcean Crate110*1/10 (10%)
Seaside CrateSeaside CrateSeaside Crate110*1/10 (10%)
Water ChestWater ChestWater Chest110*1/10 (10%)

The Shark Bait is a Pet summon item that summons a pet Shark Pup. It has a 10*1/10 (10%) chance to be found in Water Chests, Ocean Crates, and Seaside Crates.

When underwater, the shark pet swims around freely. When out of water, it is encased in a bubble. If you walk too far from the shark, it will not teleport. Instead, it will move swiftly toward the player.


  • The pet and the tooltip are a reference to the viral YouTube video and popular children's song "Baby Shark".
  • The sprite and name may be a reference to the film 'Finding Nemo', due to the sprite resembling a clownfish, with 'Shark Bait' being a nickname given to Nemo.
  • The pet will move to the other side of the player if it is "attacked" (i.e: hit with a weapon).