Blue Marlin

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Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Makaira nigricans
(blue marlin)

Family: Istiophoridae (spearfishes and marlins)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese カジキ
Simplified Chinese 旗鱼
French Marlin bleu
Spanish Pez espada
Italian Marlin blu
Russian Голубой марлин

Korean 청새치
Traditional Chinese 旗魚
Quebec French Marlin bleu
Latin American Spanish Pez espada
German Marlin
Dutch Blauwe marlijn

The Blue Marlin (カジキ, Kajiki) a rare saltwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori e+. It is one of the most expensive sea fish, selling 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.

Catch details[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

Blue Marlin
"力ジキマグロを 釣り上げた! ちよー 大物だ!![nb 1]"

Times Jun — Sep: All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]


Blue Marlin
"I caught a Blue Marlin! Why so blue, marlin?"

Description They attack prey with a sharp horn before eating it.
Times June - September: All day
Peak Times -
Location Sea
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size 220 cm
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]


Blue Marlin
"I caught a blue marlin! Hey there, little darlin'!"

Description These attack their prey using their spearlike snouts.
Times July - September: All day
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size About 88 inches (220 cm)
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


Blue Marlin
"I caught a blue marlin! What a true darlin'!"

Times July - September: All Day
Peak Times -
Location Sea (including Tortimer Island)
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size 220cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Blue Marlin

Event Availability What a Catch! Fish Goals
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size 187.1 cm - 255.8 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate 2.3417%
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 6,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,000 Bells, 4 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats, Sparkle Stones (1.6%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Blue Marlin
"I caught a blue marlin! Listen to this fish. It's got a point."

Time of Year North: Nov – Apr; Jul – Sep
South: Jan – Mar; May – Oct
Time of Day All day
Location Pier
Shadow Size XX-Large
Total Catch 50
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

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!"


Real-world information[edit]

A real life Blue Marlin

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]

Japanese カジキ
Marlin (lit. "oar wood")

Korean 청새치
Striped marlin

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
旗鱼 / 旗魚

Russian Голубой марлин
Goluboy marlin

Dutch Blauwe marlijn

German Marlin Marlin

European Spanish Pez espada Swordfish

European French Marlin bleu

Italian Marlin blu -


  1. Unofficial translation: "I caught a blue marlin! Hey! That's a big one!"