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Real-world info
Name: Tetraodontidae
Family: Tetraodontidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Pez globo
 Pesce palla
 Бурый скалозуб
 Pez globo

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  5000 Bells
Prior to Welcome amiibo update:  125 Bells
Furniture 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  1,500 Bells
Request reward  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
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total fish
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 5000 Bells
 C.J. 7500 Bells
Furniture 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