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Japanese アワビ Korean 오분자기 Chinese 鲍鱼
French ormeau Italian abalone Spanish abulón
German Seeohr Dutch abalone Russian абалон
Abalone NH.png
Scientific name Unknown
Family Haliotidae
Main Appearances

As fish:

As sea creature:

Other Appearances

The Abalone (アワビ, Awabi) is a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Abalone was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


"I got an abalone! And that's no bologna!"

Times All year: 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak Times May - Mid-September: 9 PM - 4 AM
Location Ocean, Tortimer Island
Shadow Size Medium
Shadow Movement Uniform
Sea Creature Size 18 cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donating an Abalone to the museum, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the Ocean exhibit, along with many other species of sea creatures. It is found close to the entrance of the large saltwater exhibit. The exhibit has this to say about the Abalone:

"Abalones grow less than an inch a year, so it takes several years for them to grow to full size. They are related to ear shells and have been used in celebrations and offerings since ancient times."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"My feathers, but the abalone is a most desceptive sea snail, wot wot! After seeing its dull brown shell from the outside, one would think it quite plain. But take a gander inside, and you'll see that the abalone's home is a shimmering beauty to behold! The inner layer of the shell is made of "nacre," or "mother-of-pearl," and, hoo, what a dazzling iridescent hue! Let this be a lesson! You mustn't judge a sea snail by the outside of its shell. Judge by the inside of its shell instead."