Since being introduced to Temtem, the powerful Oceara has become one of the most wanted Temtem in the game, with a uniquely elegant look and a range of powerful Water-type moves. We'll show you where to find this rare creature, as well as how to catch it for yourself.
Where to Find Oceara
So far Oceara can only be found in one room in one location in all the Airborne Archipelago, cementing its status as a rare Temtem. That location is the lowest floor in the Aguamarina Caves, a maze-like system of natural caverns and underground lakes that only becomes accessible after getting the Surfboard (we can show you how to do that here).
Where are the Aguamarina Caves?
The caves in question are at the North end of the Sillaro River, accessible from Brical de Mar once the Surfboard is unlocked. Head there and go to the East side of town to the docks. You'll want to surf up the river around the whole dock area, and in the North-West corner of the river is a cave with a swimmer outside it (they aren't a tamer, but there are a couple along the route). Head inside and you'll be in Aguamarina. You're halfway there: you're in Oceara's neighbourhood, but now you still have to find its hideout: the lowest floor with the Waterfall Pool.
How to Get to the Waterfall Pool and Encounter Oceara
Once you're inside the cave, you might want to drop some scent to keep unwanted Temtem off your back. Or you could power through and earn some experience, it's up to you. Either way, this is the route to take to get to the Waterfall Pool:
- The moment you enter the caves, head North out of the water and through the cave directly above you.
- This'll put you in a curving route in a horseshoe shape. Follow it to its end, and go through the door.
- This puts you in the room with the Waterfall Pool. There'll likely be a few other players trying to catch Oceara by surfing in circles, a good indicator you're in the right place.
The Waterfall Pool also has several NPCs bobbing up and down in it, several researchers who are investigating the myth of the "Sea Queen," a vague legend that says some sort of mythical creature lives in a kingdom at the bottom of the Aguamarina Caves. They're going about it with varying degrees of scepticism, but only one of them - Agatha, right next to the waterfall itself - will battle you if approached.
(Fun side note: another of the researchers will mention a different legend if talked to: the strange Arburian story of "the Goose," a rare Wind-type Temtem that somehow... isn't a Temtem? Sounds like nonsense to us, frankly.)
Regardless, once you're in the pool, you know what to do: float in circles until you start having random encounters with Water Temtem. Even though Oceara is in the pool, it's still a rare encounter, and you'll likely have to go through a few fights before you meet one.
How to Catch Oceara
Once you do encounter an Oceara, you'll want to be cautious: not just because it's powerful, but because if you defeat it by accident, you're going to have to find another one. Come stocked with dozens of Temcards, lower it to about half health, put it to sleep if at all possible, then just start throwing cards at it until you manage to beat the odds and catch it. You'll also want tough Temtem in your own party than are resistant to its Water techniques (such as Nature or other Water types) so it can't kill them, but don't use moves that are super-effective, in case you beat it by accident. Chip away at it from a defensive position, don't hurt it so much that it can overexert itself to death, then put everything into catching it. That's how we did it, and it worked for us.
Is Oceara the Mythical Sea Queen?
It's tempting to think so, especially considering that Oceara looks so snobbish and that the only place it spawns is this exact area, but we don't think so. For one thing, Ocearas are rare, but not quite so rare as that - you can catch them over and over if you're willing to put in the time, Sophia the Dojo Leader has one, and whilst they're hardly common, they are around enough to temper the idea of them having some legendary status.
Perhaps most significantly, Agatha the researcher - the one leading the expedition looking for the Sea Queen - has an Oceara in her party, so either she's already caught the damn thing without realising (a massively ironic oversight on her behalf), or she's already discounted the possibility that Oceara is the basis for that legend. Temtem developers Crema have also suggested that they'll be putting in "Mythical" Temtem in the game soon, so it seems more likely that the Sea Queen has yet to reveal herself, and that the researchers are more of a teaser for events to come.
If that was helpful for you, you can always find out where to catch Nessla, another rare and powerful Temtem at our guide right here. Or if you want to be able to rename your Temtem after catching them, we've got all the info you need to know on that over here.