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"I caught a tadpole... I'm sure it will grow on me." —New Leaf
Scientific name Hyla japonica
Family Hylidae
Time of year March to July
Time of day All day
Location Pond
Size 4cm
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price 100 Bells
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Other Appearances

The Tadpole (オタマシャクシ, Otamashakushi) is a fish (technically an amphibian) introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It lives in ponds, sharing its spot with Crawfish, Killifish, and Frogs. They sell for only 100 bells, making them the cheapest fish in the game. It is unspecified what species of frog the Tadpoles are, but they are assumed to be the same species as the Frogs are.

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Some real-life tadpoles

Tadpoles are frogs in their larval stage. They have no arms or legs until adulthood and usually live underwater.

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Renacuajo Same as in English.
French Têtard
Italian Girino

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