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Blowfish NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Tetraodontidae
Family: Tetraodontidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese フグ
Simplified Chinese 河豚
French Poisson-ballon
Spanish Pez globo
Italian Pesce palla
Russian Бурый скалозуб

Korean 복어
Traditional Chinese 河豚
Quebec French Poisson-globe
Latin American Spanish Pez globo
German Kugelfisch
Dutch Kogelvis

The Blowfish (フグ, Fugu) is a fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf that can be found in the sea between November and February. It can be sold for 5,000 Bells.

The Blowfish is one of two fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf that can only be caught from 9 PM to 4 AM, the other being the Saddled Bichir. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is now one of four to be caught in the same time frame, along with the Saddled Bichir, Snapping Turtle, and Barreleye.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a blowfish! And that's not just hot air!"

Time of Year Nov - Feb
Time of Day 9 PM - 4 AM
Peak Times N/A
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 25 cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5000 Bells
Prior to Welcome amiibo update: 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 125 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]



Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 20.8 cm - 29.1 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a blowfish! I'm blown away!"

Time of Year North: Nov – Feb
South: May – Aug
Time of Day 9 PM – 4 AM
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 7500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation of the Blowfish, the information board outside the tank that houses the Blowfish says the following:

"Blowfish are considered a delicacy, famous for their tempting taste despite being highly poisonous. Blowfish are not poisonous at birth, though, which makes young ones relatively safe for consumption. It's only once they have ingested enough microbes from seawater and food that they become poisonous. When they feel threatened, they suck in air and water to blow themselves up like balloons. This makes them too big to eat without predators being forced to chomp down on their poison quills."

In New Horizons[edit]

Blathers will say the following when given a Blowfish:

"As you may know, blowfish carry a deadly poison and are among the most toxic creatures on earth. What you may not have known is that poison and spines are not the limit of this animal's defenses! A predator that tries to swallow a blowfish before it inflates can find itself quickly choking. To be honest, if said predator can get past poison, spines, AND choking hazards, I feel they've earned a meal.

Real-world information[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese フグ

European Spanish Pez globo Balloon fish

European French Poisson-ballon Balloon fish

Italian Pesce palla giapponese Japanese Balloon fish