Goblin sharks missing?

Hi there.

I am playing on Xbox One X, and have been trying to build a collection of every shark. I have spent 10+ hours looking solely for the Goblin shark and have never spotted it. I have caught and seen at least 10+ of every other type (Tiger, Great White, Blacktip, Hammerhead, Marlin, Whale Shark).

I’ve went around the very edge of the map, every island, between islands, on the shore, down by wrecks…

Am I doing something wrong? Are they even available on Xbox? Are they bugged? Have I just got the worst RNG there is?

Any help would be much appreciated, because I am tiring of just floating about in circles.


Hi Spr1ntee, welcome to the forums,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having a tough time finding Goblin Sharks. If I recall correctly they are one of the rarest sharks, but I’ll check with the team to see if I can get any stats that might help your search :slight_smile:

Thanks Clare for the welcome, look forward to finding out so I can spend more time doing the fun stuff!

Hi Spr1ntee,

So a team member did confirm for me that the Goblin Sharks are rare in game. All Sharks have a chance “weight” associated with them with the RNG is spawning sharks and the Goblin Shark chance is lower than every other shark.

Unfortunately it can be down to Luck, you could find one on your first day, or - like you’ve already experienced - go a chunk of gameplay time without seeing one.

One thing I would suggest is sticking to game-generated island as opposed to custom islands as the team are still investigating Sharks not spawning at custom islands for some players.

Okay, thanks for that. Yeah, I’ve stuck to game created islands when hunting them. Just unlucky I guess.

Oh well, thanks for letting me know I’m not just barking up the wrong tree! :slight_smile:

No worries! Fingers crossed for you :crossed_fingers: