Shenmue 3: side quests

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Updated: here are the details for all of the side quests available in Shenmue 3. They must all be completed in a single playthrough to get the trophy. I’ve listed them in the order that I was able to activate them rather than the order that they are listed in Ryo’s notebook.

Bailu.
When: After beating the bookie in combat.
Who: Bai Qinghao, the little boy in the yellow and white striped shirt practicing martial arts in the village square.
What: He will ask you to find the white fishing lure for him. After giving him the lure, he will ask you to find the Diamond P capsule toy for him. After giving him both capsule toys, you can find him and his grandfather near the Tao Get store to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a bird carving and a pawn shop exchange flier.
When: Before your first encounter with the thugs in the rainbow basin.
Who: Mr Huang at the fishing hut.
What: You will need to catch the biggest fish. After your fishing session ends, speak to Huang to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a special T-Shirt.
When: Before visiting the temple for the first time.
Who: Yan Wenliang, the young man in the gambling area near the Tao Get store.
What: He asks you to speak with Wei Zhen on his behalf. She can be found in the area with the sunflowers and is dressed in pink. After sparring with her, return to Yan. To finish the quest, return to Wei Zhen.
Reward: You will be given a blue dragon vase and a pawn shop exchange flier.
When: Before visiting the temple.
Who: Zhi Mao, a child around the panda market area.
What: He wants a soccer ball. You can get one by beating the pail toss game in the village square. Give him the soccer ball to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given the location of a secret fishing spot.
When: After first meeting Sun.
Who: Elder Yeh.
What: She will ask you to find licorice, peony, trifoliate orange and chai hu root so that she can make some frigid extremities powder. These can be found in the rice fields, around Shenhua’s house and on the road to Languishan. After finding the herbs, return to elder Yeh to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given an amber pendant.
When: Before visiting the Hermit’s Nest for the first time.
Who: Mr Huang at the fishing hut.
What: You will need to catch a white catfish, a blue catfish, a green catfish and a red catfish at four different fishing spots across Bailu. After catching each fish, you need to speak with Mr Huang to get the next challenge. Speak with him again after catching all four fish to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a special jacket.
When: After giving the wine to Mr. Sun.
Who: Kong Mei at the panda store.
What: She will ask you to find a lingzhi mushroom. They spawn in multiple places, with the easiest seeming to be around the lake near the fishing hut. After finding one, return to Kong to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given the location of a secret fishing spot.
When: After giving the wine to Mr. Sun.
Who: Wang Meiling and Lihong, some kids near the sunflower patch.
What: They think the old temple is haunted. Speak to Mr. Sun. He will ask you to find him some mushrooms in the area around the old tenpleand agree not to use his torch at night for a while. Return to the kids to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given some leather boots.
When: After your first day training with Mr. Sun.
Who: Su Wenxu, the old guy you spoke to about the bridge.
What: He will tell you stories. You need to speak to him daily over the course of three days. Don’t talk to him more than once or you risk failing the test. You can speak to him twice on the third day to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given some caterpillar fungus.
When: After interrogating the thug.
Who: Ding Jinqin, the guy at the pawn shop.
What: He wants you to find some rare fabric for him. Speak to Yi Zijuan at Rainbow Basin to get the fabric and then return to the pawn show to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a Sangha Statue.
Niaowu.
When: While searching for the Buddhist store from the photograph.
Who: Speak to Wang Shangui, the little boy working at the mask stand on Vendor Avenue.
What: He will ask you to get him the Wagon Bus from the ‘Car Series 1’ capsule set. The machine can be found right by the hotel.
Reward: You will be given the location of a secret fishing spot.
When: After finding the Buddhist store.
Who: Ma Jialing, the proprietor of the Niaowu Hotel.
What: She will ask you to track down a guest who didn’t pay for his room and retrieve payment. Walk around the back of the warehouse and speak to the guy with white hair. You’ll need to beat him in a fight in order to get him to pay. After doing so, return to Ma Jialing to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a special T-Shirt.
When: After finding the Buddhist store.
Who: Xing, a woman dressed in blue that can be found on the peer opposite the fishing rental place in the port.
What: She will ask you to track down four items (Blue Fan - Traveler’s Goods, Xiaolongbao - Crazy Dimsum, Monk Fruit - The Fruit Basket and Niaowu Walker - Dusty Pages). Although the stores listed may be cheaper, the items can be purchased at a few different stalls and stands. After buying all four items, return to Xing to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given cash, An elephant phone card and a pawn shop exchange flier.
When: After chasing the thugs for the first time.
Who: Ren, who can be found roaming around near the hotel after you first encounter him on Vendor Avenue.
What: Ren wants to help out an old man by finding an almond mushroom. Head to tough guy herbs on the corner of The Promenade and Blossom Road and purchase the mushroom for 50 yuan. Next head back to the port area and give the mushroom to Ren. He will given you a bunch of items and leave. To complete the quest, speak to Ren outside the Peace of Pawn shop on The Promenade.
Reward: You will be given a broken pot by Ren (in amongst the other junk he hands you).
When: After visiting the shrine for the first time.
Who: Tang Yingqui, the owner of the Get River fishing stall at the end of Vendor Avenue.
What: Catch the most fish between 12 and 3. After the fishing session ends, return to Tang Yingqui at the fishing stall to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a special T-Shirt.
When: After catching the ducks for Wen.
Who: Shi Zirou, the woman at the Village Vegetable stand on Vendor Avenue (near the turtle racing place).
What: She will ask you to track down a Termite Mushroom. They should spawn in multiple places, but the easiest should be on the grass to the right of the Peking Duck House. After finding the mushroom, return to Shi to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a termite phone card and a pawn shop exchange flier.
When: Before speaking with Mr. Hsu for the first time.
Who: Zou Leyong, the man in the Music shop near the casino.
What: Zou has a date with the Hua Shenling, the woman in the coffee shop next door and he asks you to find out what she likes. After speaking with her, return to Zou and he will ask you to go out and buy a flower. Next, speak to Fan Xiaoru at Niaowu Flowers (at the very beginning of The Promenade) and Shenmue will tell you about the Dreaming Maiden flower. She doesn’t have any, but you can find one along the river bank between the fishing wharf and the shrine. After finding a Dreaming Maiden, return to Zou to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given the location of a secret fishing spot.
When: Before speaking to Mr. Hsu, after returning the bag to the rich couple.
Who: Lang Baodong, the little girl at the Lion Smart Ball place on The Promenade.
What: She will ask you to find her a pink panda. You can win one from one of the lucky hit stands next to the hotel. Give her the panda to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given some black garlic.
When: While looking for rich people.
Who: Jiang Youqun at the Sushi Heaven restaurant on The Promendade.
What: She will ask you to track down three ingredients (Peking Duck - speak to Zhou Qinmeng at the Peking Duck House on Senary Road, Monk Fruit - speak to Ouyang Ming at the fruit stand on Vendor Avenue and Sweet Olives - speak to Fan Xiaoru at Niaowu Flowers At the beginning of The Promenade). You’re supposed to find these ingredients one by one, but if you speak to the women at the sushi restaurant repeatedly until Ryo brings up flowers, it’s possible to skip the first two ingredients.
Reward: You will be given a special T-Shirt.
When: After getting the VIP referral from the rich guy at the hotel.
Who: Wu Xiuming, the tour guide standing outside the ferry terminal.
What: He will ask you to track down 6 flags. You can find one in the port area (on the pier opposite the fishing tackle shop), one on Vendor Avenue (opposite Buddha Heaven), one on Blossom Road (on the path to Hua Xiao Temple), one in New Paradise (to the right of the Golden Goose) and two on Senary Road (one to the right of the entrance to the shrine and one behind the second building of the shrine). After finding all six flags, return to Wu to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a special T-Shirt.
When: After handing in the referral (possibly after receiving the referral).
Who: Bai Zizi, the little girl at the Exotic Book Stand where The Prominade meets Vendor Avenue.
What: A bully has taken her yellow panda toy and she wants you to get it back. Speak to Wei Demin, who can be found standing around near the mask stand on Vendor Avenue. He will tell you that he hid the toy. Follow the road round to the empty area (past the mask stand and left) to find the panda. Return it to Bai to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a yellow duck and a pawn shop exchange flier.
When: After your first visit to the Red Snakes HQ.
Who: Shi Weimin, a stylist at the Stone Head Haircuts hair salon on the promenade.
What: He needs a hair model and as Ryo isn’t too keen, you’ll need to speak to Myao (the girl from the Golden Goose VIP room). She can be found walking around in New Paradise. After speaking with her, you will automatically be taken to a cut scene and the quest will be completed.
Reward: You will given a stone head phone card and a pawn shop exchange flier.
When: After speaking to Grand Master Bei for the first time.
Who: Lin Shiling, the shrine maiden at Liu Jiao shrine.
What: The Red Snakes have stolen an ancient treasure from the shrine and she wants you to get it back. Speak to Ren at the Golden Goose and he will tell you to check out pawn shops and antique shops. Go to Cash First pawn shop on The Promenade (next to the sushi restaurant) and speak to Peng Junjie. He will sell the stolen sutra to you for 200 yuan. After purchasing the sutra, return to Lin to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a phone card and a pawn shop exchange flier.
When: After identifying the Kung Fu style of the Red Snakes leader.
Who: Pan Zhiyao at the Healthy Drug Pharmacy (at the intersection of The Promenade and Vendor Avenue).
What: He wants you to track down some herbs for him. They can be found in the grassy areas behind The Promenade, the gated area behind the hotel and the field to the left of the temple. After finding the herbs, return to Pan to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given some caterpillar fungus.
When: After locating the Arcane Book.
Who: Shi Jiesheng, the fortune teller at Lucky Number Fortunes at the very beginning of The Promenade.
What: She will tell you that you are very lucky and that you should head to New Paradise. Upon arriving there, look for two men sitting down (they should either be at Diner Jet Shin, the burger place or Snowman Ice Cream). Beat them in a fight and then return to the fortune teller to complete the quest.
Reward: You will be given a dragon carving and a pawn shop exchange flier.
 
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Has anyone had any luck getting the white fishing lure for the kid in Bailu? I've popped in hundreds of Yuan to the capsule toy machine with no luck.
 
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tomboz
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Has anyone had any luck getting the white fishing lure for the kid in Bailu? I've popped in hundreds of Yuan to the capsule toy machine with no luck.
I missed pretty much all of the quests in Bailu. Where is this one triggered and where is the capsule machine?

There is a similar side quest after leaving Bailu and it took me 200-300 tries to get the one that the kid had asked for.
 
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I missed pretty much all of the quests in Bailu. Where is this one triggered and where is the capsule machine?

There is a similar side quest after leaving Bailu and it took me 200-300 tries to get the one that the kid had asked for.

This one is one of the kids learning martial arts, just as you enter the main village. The capsule toy machine is right outside the kitchen where the old man sits.
 
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Theres at least 4 more in Bailu:
- Toy Capsules for Kid
- Collecting Herbs for the Elder (blind lady)
- Helping some dude with a girl (starts at first gambling place)
- Talking daily to a guy near second Gambling place.

Sorry for not remembering npc/location names. Was never my strength.

Also note: most of these quests became only available when you need to collectthe 2000 yuan.

Has anyone had any luck getting the white fishing lure for the kid in Bailu? I've popped in hundreds of Yuan to the capsule toy machine with no luck.

I guess the chance is somewhat around 1%. Use save/reload a couple of times to not waste too much money.
 
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Theres at least 4 more in Bailu:
- Toy Capsules for Kid
- Collecting Herbs for the Elder (blind lady)
- Helping some dude with a girl (starts at first gambling place)
- Talking daily to a guy near second Gambling place.

Sorry for not remembering npc/location names. Was never my strength.

Also note: most of these quests became only available when you need to collectthe 2000 yuan.



I guess the chance is somewhat around 1%. Use save/reload a couple of times to not waste too much money.


I figured reloading would be the only real way round it.

I've found the others, but when you say second gambling place, do you mean the pail toss?
 
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Speaking of fishing locations though, loads have broken signs that you can't fish at. I believe they unlock later, but I can't establish as to when.
 
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Speaking of fishing locations though, loads have broken signs that you can't fish at. I believe they unlock later, but I can't establish as to when.
Later in the game you are told about secret fishing locations as a reward for completing quests. I’m guessing this unlocks fishing spots with broken signs, although can’t confirm as I didn’t do any such quests in Bailu and didn’t find any broken signs after leaving Bailu before completing the quests that told me about them.
 
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I think he means the place with frog racing. Sunset Hill maybe?
That's correct. The quest starts from the guy who hides in his house earlier in the story. (Xe or Ze or something)
You have to talk to him multiple times on different days. I think 3 times.

Speaking of fishing locations though, loads have broken signs that you can't fish at. I believe they unlock later, but I can't establish as to when.
Theres only 5 fishing spots at the time you get the quest.
2 at the lake where you lend fishing gear.
2 green bridge river.
1 pond past sunflowers.

For the quest he tells you exactly where to go and what to look for when fishing. I had no problems finding them with his descriptions.

Out of memorie it was:

1. White catfish: Lake (the spot near grass in water (not wooden bridge). Fish bites in grass (left side)
2. Blue catfish: Green Bridge River near gambling place. Fish bites in current (far right)
3. Green catfish: Pond past sunflowers. Fish bites in dark places near rocks (back to the right)
4. Red catfish: Green Bridge River at the end opposite of the gambling place. Fish bites between rocks/close to rocks at back left)
 
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Later in the game you are told about secret fishing locations as a reward for completing quests. I’m guessing this unlocks fishing spots with broken signs, although can’t confirm as I didn’t do any such quests in Bailu and didn’t find any broken signs after leaving Bailu before completing the quests that told me about them.

I believe this is related to the kid with the soccer ball, I've done that quest and he directed me to a location with a broken sign where I still couldn't fish.
 
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I believe this is related to the kid with the soccer ball, I've done that quest and he directed me to a location with a broken sign where I still couldn't fish.
Hmm. Interesting. They must be unlockable somehow as I fished in all five of the available fishing spots in Bailu and didn’t get the trophy attached to doing so. I can only assume it’s because I didn’t fish in the two spots with broken signs. Maybe there is another quest at the fishing shop that asks you to repair the signs or something, or maybe you catch a certain number of fish to open them up?
 
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Niaowu Quests I remember off the top of my head:

The barber on the promenade needs a volunteer for a haircut

Ren needs a mushroom

Shrine Maiden gives this quest to find a stolen book

The tour guide at the harbor entrance makes you find flags around the city

The fortune teller at the bottom of the promenade tells you to go to New Paadise where you get in to a fight with two random dudes for thinking Shenhua is your girlfriend and they're jealous

The doctor with the bloody coat asks you to find herbs

A girl on the dock where you first got off will ask you to buy 4 items for the cheapest price possible

I might be missing some but that's what springs to mind at the moment outside of the ones mentioned in the thread.
 
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In Bailu Village: Panda Market: After beating the Thugs and the Boss. Go to the Pawn Shop. The Pawn Shop owner will give you a quest. I think it only becomes available after beating the boss. (based on one of the characters dialogs while doing said quest...I assume it only unlocks after directly after beating the boss)

In Bailu Village: Sunflower Meadow: After meeting Su, go down to the Sunflower Meadow area and approach the kids. They'll tell you about a scary ghost haunting Sunflower Meadow and give you a quest to excise it.
 
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