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Abalone NH.png
Scientific name
Months available All year
Times available 4 pm to 9 am
Location Sea and Island
Shadow size Medium
Sell price 400 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese アワビ
Korean 전복
Italian Abalone
German Seeohr

Simplified Chinese 鲍鱼
French Ormeau
Spanish Abulón
Dutch Abalone

Traditional Chinese 鮑魚
Quebec French Ormeau
Latin American Spanish Abulón
Russian Абалон

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 Sea, 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]


"I got an abalone! Why do I want a sandwich now?"

Time of Year North: Jun – Jan
South: Dec – Jul
Time of Day 4 PM – 9 AM
Shadow Size Medium
Shadow Movement Medium
Total Catches


Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

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 Sea 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 deceptive 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."

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アワビ

Korean 전복

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鲍鱼 / 鮑魚

Russian Абалон

Dutch Abalone -

German Seeohr Abalone, lit. "sea ear"

European Spanish Abulón -

European French Ormeau -

Italian Abalone -