Acorn Barnacle

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Acorn Barnacle
Acorn Barnacle NH.png
Scientific name
Months available All year
Times available All day
Location Sea and Island
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Very common
Sell price 200 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese フジツボ
Simplified Chinese 藤壶
French Balane
Spanish Bellota de mar
Italian Dente di cane
Russian Морской желудь

Korean 따개비
Traditional Chinese 藤壺
Quebec French Balane
Latin American Spanish Bellota de mar
German Seepocke
Dutch Zeepok

The Acorn Barnacle (フジツボ, Fuji tsubo) 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 Acorn Barnacle was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Acorn Barnacle
"I got an acorn barnacle! Maybe I can grow a barnacle tree?"

Times All year: All day
Peak Times June - August
Location Sea, Tortimer Island
Shadow Size Tiny
Shadow Movement Stationary
Sea Creature Size 3 cm
Rarity Very common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Acorn Barnacle
"I got an acorn barnacle! Will it grow into an oak barnacle?"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size X-Small
Shadow Movement Stationary
Total Catches


Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 600 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donating an Acorn Barnacle 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 on the large rock. The exhibit has this to say about the Acorn Barnacle:

"They attach to hard places, and though they look like bivalves, they are related to shrimp and crab. Some species are even edible and have a very crab-like taste to them, making them a fine delicacy. Young acorn barnacles come from eggs, do not have shells, and float around the ocean like shrimp. They gradually develop their shells as they grow into the image we usually see."

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"Do not mistake the acorn barnacle for a relative of the clam. Tut-tut, mollusks they are not. Barnacles are cousins to crabs and lobsters, you see. Though the family resemblance is hard to spot. Acorn barnacles may also seem to live a stationary life, what with being attached to rocks and such. But truth be told, baby barnacles are avid travelers, drifting shell-less about the sea before settling down. Once they find a good rock to affix themselves to, they float free no more. Which begs the question... Do adult acorn barnacles ever look out across the open sea...and long for youthful adventure once more?"

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese フジツボ
Possibly from Chinese name, or "Fuji vase"

Korean 따개비
Acorn barnacle

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
藤壶 / 藤壺
From 藤 (Wisteria) and 壶/壺 ("vase"), for the shape of its feet and body, respectively

Russian Морской желудь
Morskoy zhyolud'
Acorn barnacle, lit. "sea acorn"

Dutch Zeepok Acorn barnacle, lit. "sea smallpox"

German Seepocke Acorn barnacle, lit. "sea smallpox"

European Spanish Bellota de mar Acorn barnacle, lit. "sea acorn"

European French Balane From scientific name

Italian Dente di cane Acorn barnacle, lit. "dog teeth"