Bluegill

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Bluegill
Bluegill NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Lepomis macrochirus (bluegill)
Family: Centrarchidae (freshwater sunfishes)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ブルーギル
 蓝腮太阳鱼
 Crapet
 Pez sol
 Pesce persico
 Солнечник
 블루길
 藍鰓太陽魚
 Crapet
 Pez sol
 Sonnenbarsch
 Zonnebaars

The Bluegill is a river fish in the Animal Crossing series that appears in all games. It appears from 9 AM to 4 PM year-round, and it sells for 180 Bells beginning in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#12
Bluegill
"I caught a bluegill! Don't worry! I caught the rest of the fish, too!"

Time of year All year
Time of day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow size Small
Selling price  120 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#18

Bluegill
"I caught a bluegill! Why is this little guy so sad?"

Description Their name comes from their blue gills. The spines on their backs serve as protection.
Time of year All year
Time of day 4 AM – 9 PM
Peak times Mar – Nov
Location River
Shadow size Small
Fish size 25 cm
Selling price  120 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#18

Bluegill
"I caught a bluegill! Now that takes some skill!"

Description Their blue gills give these their name. The spines on their backs protect them.
Time of year All year
Time of day 9 AM – 4 PM
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Small
Fish size About 10 in.
Selling price  120 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#20

Bluegill
"I caught a bluegill! There's a lot in this ville!"

Time of year All year
Time of day 9 AM – 4 PM
Peak times Mar – Nov
Location River
Shadow size Small
Fish size 25cm
Selling price  120 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#53

Bluegill

Event availability Fishing Tourney #3
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow size Small
Fish size 20.9 cm – 29.1 cm
Rarity
Catch rate 20.0180%
Selling price  10 Bells
Request reward  100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

In New Horizons[edit]

#20

Bluegill
"I caught a bluegill! Do you think it calls me "pinklung"?"

Time of year North: All year
South: All year
Time of day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow size Small
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 180 Bells
 C.J. 270 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

Blathers will give a speech on the Bluegill when it is donated to the museum:

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed."

In Wild World[edit]

"Bluegills are a type of whitefish and they are most definitely edible, wot! Even so, I would avoid the skinny ones. They look rather full of bones..."

In City Folk[edit]

"...Ah, hoo, the bluegill, scourge of fishermen everywhere. Once introduced to an area, this fish will eat up many of the indigenous breeds, eh wot? But with a face like that, it's hard to believe our wee fishy friend here has any bad intentions..."

In New Leaf[edit]

Blathers gives no specific speeches once the Bluegill is donated, but he posts a description for it.

"Bluegills have spikes on their dorsal fins to help protect them from enemies and harm. Their offspring actually have a fairly high survival rate when compared to other fish. The males chase away the females and take over protecting the eggs and babies in the nest. Although bluegills are small, they are actually related quite closely to the black bass."

In New Horizons[edit]

The bluegill is incredibly common. A bit too common, depending upon where you are. They eat anything that fits in their mouths and are highly adaptable. The bane of fishermen in some areas, bluegill is often the only fish to be caught! But looking in its wee beady eyes, I must say I see no ill will in it...

Once donated to the museum, the Bluegill can be found in the recessed tank in the main exhibit room with the Black Bass and Koi.

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Chip will say this when given a Bluegill:

"Bluegills are definitely the sort of fish you wanna deep fry. No doubt! With some warm bread on the side... Or, you know, just slurp 'em down raw like I do."

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life bluegill

Of tropical sunfish body shape, the bluegill's most notable feature is the blue or black "ear", actually an extension of the gill cover called the opercular flap. Its name, however, comes from the bright blue edging visible on its gill rakers. Also called the bream, this fish tastes nice. It is very common and often fished. Catfish, bass and turtles prey on the bluegill.
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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ブルーギル
burūgiru
Bluegill

Korean 블루길
beullugil
Bluegill

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
蓝腮太阳鱼 / 藍腮太陽魚
lánsāi tàiyángyú
Bluegill (lit. "blue-gilled sunfish")

Russian Солнечник
Solnechnik

Dutch Zonnebaars Sunfish

German Sonnenbarsch Sunfish

European Spanish Pez sol Literally, "sun fish".

European French Crapet Lepomis

Italian Pesce persico Bluegill