Blue Marlin

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"I caught a Blue Marlin! Why so blue, marlin?" —Wild World
"I caught a blue marlin! Hey there, little darlin'!" —City Folk
"I caught a blue marlin! What a true darlin'!" —New Leaf
"I caught a blue marlin! Listen to this fish. It's got a point." —New Horizons
Blue Marlin
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French Unknown Italian Unknown Spanish Pez espada
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Blue Marlin NH.png
Scientific name Makaira nigricans
Family Makaira - the marlins and spearfish
Time of year July to September
Time of day All day
Location Ocean of the Island (Animal Forest e+)
Ocean (Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Size About 2.5 meters
Shadow size Huge
Rarity Rare (In town - Wild World, City Folk) (On island - Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
Very Rare (In town - New Leaf)
Selling price 10,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

One of the most expensive ocean fish, the Blue Marlin (カジキ, Kajiki), despite appearing all the time in late summer, is actually very hard to find and sells for 10,000 Bells. It has a long, pointed extension of its mouth. The fish can be found all day and has a large shadow size.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

When placed in the museum in all games, the fish goes in the very back tank and zips around very quickly.

In Wild World[edit]

Blathers says this about the blue marlin when donated:

"To be honest, this is the first time that I've seen a proper blue marlin, wot wot! As you can see, its bill is quite dangerous. Every year people are injured by them. Still, how can one complain? If you were to drag me out of the museum one night... I assure you, I would give you a pecking you'd not soon forget, hoo!"

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will talk about the blue marlin when donated:

"Hootie hoo, what a magnificent fish! Look at that sleek, hornlike bill! This fish is quite fast, said to be capable of reaching speeds of up to 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour... A regular oceanic speed demon, wot? If you get in its way, beware! It might not be able to stop in time!"

In New Leaf[edit]

"Blue marlins are famous for their long, swordlike noses that give them the nickname 'swordfish.' They use their 'swords' to knock out their prey before capture, not skewering it as you'd think. Able to swim at speeds above 60 mph, their speed and power make them a true test for any angler."

In New Horizons[edit]

When asked about the fish, Blathers will say the following:

"The blue marlin has a distinctive angular shape and no scales. It is an unusual relative of the tuna. These mighty fish can exceed 13 feet from bill to tail. Some accounts even have it fighting with whales! No wonder it's a popular target for sport fishing: unlike most fish, it seems like a worthy opponent."

The Blue Marlin can be found in the large, vertical fish tank in the rightmost room in the aquarium.

Fishing Tournament[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

Chip will say this when given a blue marlin:

"Of course, blue marlin are a bit too big to grill in just one piece. Unless you're experienced like me. Well, I think I' just gonna tuck into this guy, no preparation needed! Behold my fish-eating skill!"

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Blue Marlin WW.png ''They attack prey with a sharp horn before eating it."
  • Size- 2.2 m
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Summer

City Folk[edit]

Blue marlin (City Folk).png ''These attack their prey using their spearlike snouts."
  • Size- 224 cm
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Summer

A real life Blue Marlin

Further information[edit]

The Animal Crossing blue marlin is actually the Atlantic variation. In the wild, it uses its big spear-like snout to attack fish and cepapholods that it may eat, such as tuna and squid. Represented in-game by the fact that it only appears in summer, the Atlantic blue marlin generally stays in the area of ocean south of Spain but north of South Africa. There are many names for this fish such as billfish, ocean guard, and Cuban black marlin.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Pez espada Literally, "Swordfish".
French Marlin bleu Blue marlin