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The Marlin is a type of large swordfish found exclusively in Age of Empires II.

This fish can be found in most ocean maps, in deep waters, far from the shores, alongside other, smaller fish species, such as Tuna and Snappers. Two Marlins may rarely be found relatively close to each other, providing the player that controls the surrounding waters with substantial food resources.


Marlins offer much food and are entirely harmless to the player's ships, unlike Wild Boars, Javelinas, and Elephants, who attack Villagers when provoked.

For this reason, it is highly recommended to invest on Fishing Ships on maps where they appear, despite the fact they are far from the coasts.