Catch quote

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The catch quote for the Blue Marlin in New Horizons

A catch quote (conjectural name[nb 1]) is the phrase the player uses upon catching a fish, bug or sea creature in the Animal Crossing series. It begins with "I caught a/an/some [critter]", followed by a comment, often a pun or some other kind of joke relating to the creature's name, appearance, rarity, or value. For example, when the player catches a Sea Bass in Animal Crossing, the player will say "I caught a sea bass! See? Bass! (Why do I keep saying things like that?)".

The catch quote for a particular species changes from game to game, although the same general joke may be used again. There are also catch quotes for trash, as well as various other items.

List of catch quotes[edit]

Animal Crossing[edit]

Bugs[edit]

Bug catch quotes in Animal Crossing

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Common Butterfly Common Butterfly "I caught a common butterfly! I've seen a lot of these around lately!" N/A
Yellow Butterfly Yellow Butterfly "I caught a clouded yellow butterfly! It's such a cute yellow!" N/A
Tiger Butterfly Tiger Butterfly "I caught a tiger swallowtail butterfly! Those wings are beautiful!" N/A
Purple Butterfly Purple Butterfly "Yes! I caught a great purple emperor butterfly! This butterfly supposedly comes from a far-off island!" N/A
Brown Cicada Brown Cicada "I caught a large brown cicada! ...Or is he just really dirty?" N/A
Robust Cicada Robust Cicada "I caught a robust cicada! And what a robust specimen!" N/A
Walker Cicada Walker Cicada "I caught a walker cicada! If he'd'a been runnin', I might not have caught him!" N/A
Evening Cicada Evening Cicada "I caught an evening cicada! It makes such a sad sound..." N/A
Red Dragonfly Red Dragonfly "I caught a red dragonfly! I wonder if it can breathe fire..." N/A
Common Dragonfly Common Dragonfly "I caught a common dragonfly! I love the way they zoom around..." N/A
Darner Dragonfly Darner Dragonfly "I caught a darner dragonfly! Darn, I'm good!" N/A
Banded Dragonfly Banded Dragonfly "Yes!!! I caught a banded dragonfly! Look at those stripes!" N/A
Cricket Cricket "I caught a cricket! I think that means we're going to have an early fall..." N/A
Grasshopper Grasshopper "I caught a grasshopper! You have much work to do, grasshopper!!!" N/A
Pine Cricket Pine Cricket "I caught a pine cricket! How I pine to hear its chirp!" N/A
Bell Cricket Bell Cricket "I caught a bell cricket! I don't know the face...but the name sure rings a bell!" N/A
Ladybug Ladybug "I caught a ladybug! That's one tiny bug, lady!" N/A
Spotted Ladybug Spotted Ladybug "I caught a seven-spotted ladybug! It's red! And small! And so cute!!!" N/A
Mantis Mantis "I caught a praying mantis! Some people keep these as pets, you know?" N/A
Long Locust Long Locust "I caught a longheaded locust! Why the long head? (Face... Whatever.)" N/A
Migratory Locust Migratory Locust "I caught a migratory locust! I wonder if it flies south for the winter..." N/A
Cockroach Cockroach "Ewwwww!!!!! A cockroach! I'll just put it in my pocket!" N/A
Bee Bee "I caught a bee! Bzzz, bzz, bzz, bzzzzz! I'm glad it didn't sting me!" N/A
Firefly Firefly "Whoa! A firefly! I caught a firefly! Yow! They're really hot!" N/A
Drone Beetle Drone Beetle "I caught a drone beetle! I wonder where the queen is." N/A
Longhorn Beetle Longhorn Beetle "I caught a longhorn beetle! And I didn't even need a lasso! (Did I really just say that?)" N/A
Jewel Beetle Jewel Beetle "Wow! It's a...jewel beetle! It's gorgeous! (I wonder how much I can get for it...)" N/A
Dynastid Beetle Dynastid Beetle "Yes! I caught the famed dynastid beetle! It's incredibly strong! (For its size...)" N/A
Flat Stag Beetle Flat Stag Beetle "Yes! I caught a flat stag beetle! I have to celebrate! I know! I'll throw a flat-stag party!" N/A
Saw Stag Beetle Saw Stag Beetle "Yes! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at those mandibles!" N/A
Mountain Beetle Mountain Beetle "I caught a mountain stag beetle! That's a mean-looking jaw!" N/A
Giant Beetle Giant Beetle "Whooaa! I caught a giant stag beetle! It's...well, it's GIANT!!! (Seriously! Look at it! It's huge!)" N/A
Pond Skater Pond Skater "I caught a pond skater! And it was doing a triple-toe axel!" N/A
Ant Ant "I caught an ant! My uncle will be so happy! (That doesn't even make sense!)" N/A
Pill Bug Pill Bug "I caught a pill bug! I bet that's a bitter pill for it to swallow. (That was really awful.)" N/A
Mosquito Mosquito "I caught a mosquito! I've been itching to catch me one of these!" N/A
Mole Cricket Mole Cricket "I caught a mole cricket! I wonder if he hates bright lights... (You know, because he's a MOLE cricket?)" N/A
Spider Spider "Whoa! I caught a spider! I bet some fly is gonna rest easy tonight!" N/A
Snail Snail "I caught a snail! Hey! This isn't a bug!" N/A
Bagworm Bagworm "I caught a bagworm! Ew... This kind of worm's not my bag, baby! (Sorry!)" N/A
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.

Fish[edit]

Fish catch quotes in Animal Crossing

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Crucian Carp Crucian Carp "I caught a crucian carp! Carpe diem!" N/A
Brook Trout Brook Trout "I caught a brook trout! I guess that little guy's just trOUT of luck!" N/A
Herabuna Herabuna "ヘラブナを つりあげた! へらべったーい!" N/A
Carp Carp "I caught a carp! Ouch! I hurt my wrist! It might be CARPal-tunnel!" N/A
Koi Koi "I caught a koi! Whoever colored it did a really good job!" N/A
Barbel Steed Barbel Steed "I caught a barbel steed! That's funny... It looks more like a fish than a horse." N/A
Dace Dace "I caught a dace! Daces wild!" N/A
Catfish Catfish "I caught a catfish! I think I'll name it Whiskers..." N/A
Giant Catfish Giant Catfish "I caught a giant catfish! (That's because I used a giant mousefish as bait!)" N/A
Pale Chub Pale Chub "I caught a pale chub! Looks like it could use a little sun...and a little diet." N/A
Bitterling Bitterling "I caught a bitterling! I wonder what makes the little guy so angry..." N/A
Loach Loach "I caught a loach! You don't suppose it's Hylian, do you?" N/A
Bluegill Bluegill "I caught a bluegill! Don't worry! I caught the rest of the fish, too!" N/A
Small Bass Small Bass "I caught a small bass! Now, I just need to catch a small bass amp. (Oh, that was terrible...)" N/A
Bass Bass "I caught a bass! If I can catch a drummer, maybe I'll form a band!" N/A
Large Bass Large Bass "I caught a large bass! Well, it's pretty big... I guess..." N/A
Giant Snakehead Giant Snakehead "I caught a giant snakehead! Yup! A giant snakehead. Who names these things?" N/A
Eel Eel "I caught an eel! I've been told they're rEELy tough to catch! (I'm sorry...)" N/A
Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby "I caught a freshwater goby! Go, me! Goby!" N/A
Pond Smelt Pond Smelt "I caught a pond smelt! Whew! And I thought the POND smelt bad!" N/A
Sweetfish Sweetfish "I caught a sweetfish! And let me tell you, that is one SWEET fish!" N/A
Cherry Salmon Cherry Salmon "I caught a cherry salmon! It looks so PITiful! Get it? Pit? Oh, never mind." N/A
Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout "I caught a rainbow trout! Now that's a trout of a different color!" N/A
Large Char Large Char "I caught a large char! I wonder how it tastes charbroiled..." N/A
Stringfish Stringfish "Ohhh, boy! I hooked a stringfish! I was just stringing it along..." N/A
Salmon Salmon "I caught a salmon! And it made it all the way back here! Now, I feel bad." N/A
Goldfish Goldfish "I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in...fish. Great." N/A
Popeyed Goldfish Popeyed Goldfish "I caught a popeyed goldfish! Aw, look... He wants his spinach..." N/A
Guppy Guppy "I caught a guppy! He ate an awful lot of bait for being so tiny!" N/A
Angelfish Angelfish "I caught an angelfish! It looks divine!" N/A
Piranha Piranha "I caught a piranha! Which river is this, anyway? I'm glad I didn't take a dip!" N/A
Arowana Arowana "I caught an arowana! It's the golden dragon fish! I wonder what it's worth..." N/A
Coelacanth Coelacanth "Would you look at that! I caught a living fossil! I didn't know they really existed!" N/A
Crawfish Crawfish "I caught a crawfish! Check out those pincers!" N/A
Frog Frog "I caught a frog! Think I should kiss it? (Ew... It's all warty!)" N/A
Killifish Killifish "I caught a killifish! Killer!" N/A
Jellyfish Jellyfish "I caught a jellyfish! I wonder how it would taste on some toast..." N/A
Sea Bass Sea Bass "I caught a sea bass! See? Bass! (Why do I keep saying things like that!?)" N/A
Red Snapper Red Snapper "I caught a red snapper! That was a snap! (I really have to stop saying things like that.)" N/A
Barred Knifejaw Barred Knifejaw "I caught a barred knifejaw! I'm really cut-up over how to turn that into a pun..." N/A
Arapaima Arapaima "WOW!!! I caught an arapaima! This thing is huge!" N/A
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.

Items[edit]


In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

Bugs[edit]

Bug catch quotes in Doubutsu no Mori e+

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Alexandra's Swallowtail Butterfly Alexandra's Swallowtail Butterfly "アレクサンドラアゲハを捕まえた! Oh! アレクサンドラァ~!!" N/A
Hercules Beetle Hercules Beetle "ヘラクレスオオカブトを 捕まえた! 世界一 でかい カブト!" N/A
Flea Flea "ノミだーっ! かゆい!" N/A
Diving Beetle Diving Beetle "ゲンゴロウを つかまえた! おしりに あぶくが!?" N/A
Crab Crab "カニを 捕まえた! なつでひるやすみ!" N/A
Hermit Crab Hermit Crab "ヤドカリを つかまえた! ひきこもってちゃ ダメ!" N/A
Coconut Crab Coconut Crab "ヤシガニを 捕まえた! 木のぼり 上手!" N/A
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle "フンコロガシを 捕まえた! ボール ころがしてたのに?" N/A
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.

Fish[edit]

Fish catch quotes in Doubutsu no Mori e+

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Horse Mackerel Horse Mackerel "アジを つりあげた! あじも よさそー!" N/A
Balloonfish Balloonfish "ハリセンボンを 釣り上げた! イタ~イ!" N/A
Dab Dab "カレイを つり・・・ あれ? ほんとに?" N/A
Olive Flounder Olive Flounder "ひらめを つり・・・ だよな? カレイなの?" N/A
Squid Squid "イカを つりあげた! ゲッソ―!" N/A
Octopus Octopus "夕コを つりあげた! これで もう、おスミつきだ!" N/A
Seahorse Seahorse "タツノオトシゴを つりあげた! こども ドラゴン!" N/A
Blue Marlin Blue Marlin "力ジキマグロを 釣り上げた! ちよー 大物だ!!" N/A
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.

In Wild World[edit]

Bugs[edit]


Fish[edit]


Items[edit]


In City Folk[edit]

Bugs[edit]

Bug catch quotes in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Common Butterfly Common Butterfly "I caught a common butterfly! So white and charming!" N/A
Yellow Butterfly Yellow Butterfly "I caught a yellow butterfly! C'mere, yellow fellow!" N/A
Tiger Butterfly Tiger Butterfly "I caught a tiger butterfly! Here, kitty, kitty!" N/A
Peacock Peacock "I caught a peacock butterfly! How dark and pretty!" N/A
Monarch Monarch "I caught a monarch butterfly! To me, Your Majesty!" N/A
Emperor Emperor "I caught an emperor butterfly! Such royal beauty!" N/A
Agrias Butterfly Agrias Butterfly "I caught an agrias butterfly! So bright and beautiful!" N/A
Raja Brooke Raja Brooke "I caught a Raja Brooke butterfly! What a cute red collar!" N/A
Birdwing Birdwing "I caught a birdwing butterfly! Tweet tweet, flap flap?" N/A
Moth Moth "I caught a moth! Not scary... NOT SCARY!" N/A
Oak Silk Moth Oak Silk Moth "I caught an oak silk moth! Pretty? Or pretty hideous?!" N/A
Honeybee Honeybee "I caught a honeybee! Hey there, sweetie!" N/A
Bee Bee "I caught a bee! Bzz! Bzz! Bzz! Glad I didn't get stung!" N/A
Long Locust Long Locust "I caught a long locust! Long time, no see?" N/A
Migratory Locust Migratory Locust "I caught a migratory locust! Migrate into my pocket!" N/A
Mantis Mantis "I caught a mantis! He didn't have a prayer!" N/A
Orchid Mantis Orchid Mantis "I caught an orchid mantis! I kid you not, man!" N/A
Brown Cicada Brown Cicada "I caught a brown cicada! I hope it's not afraid-a!" N/A
Robust Cicada Robust Cicada "I caught a robust cicada! Give me a hearty YAAY!" N/A
Walker Cicada Walker Cicada "I caught a walker cicada! Quite the walker AND the talker!" N/A
Evening Cicada Evening Cicada "I caught an evening cicada. It likes the nightlife!" N/A
Lantern Fly Lantern Fly "I caught a lantern fly! But... where do I put the kerosene?" N/A
Red Dragonfly Red Dragonfly "I caught a red dragonfly! It's magic!" N/A
Darner Dragonfly Darner Dragonfly "I caught a darner dragonfly! It's darn cute!" N/A
Banded Dragonfly Banded Dragonfly "Whoo hoo! Did you see that? Did you? I caught a banded dragonfly!" N/A
Giant Petaltail Giant Petaltail "I caught a giant petaltail! I tamed the beast!" N/A
Ant Ant "I caught an ant! Ant ant ant ant! I am redund-ant!" N/A
Pondskater Pondskater "I caught a pond skater! Skate on over my way!" N/A
Diving Beetle Diving Beetle "I caught a diving beetle! I give it a perfect 10!" N/A
Snail Snail "I caught a snail! Seriously, though... Could you fail to catch a snail?" N/A
Cricket Cricket "I caught a cricket! That's the ticket!" N/A
Bell Cricket Bell Cricket "I caught a bell cricket! How many Bells is it worth?" N/A
Grasshopper Grasshopper "I caught a grasshopper! Hop on over here!" N/A
Mole Cricket Mole Cricket "I caught a mole cricket! Proceeding with interrogation!" N/A
Walking Leaf Walking Leaf "I caught a walking leaf! Finally, you'll leaf me alone!" N/A
Walkingstick Walkingstick "I caught a walkingstick! A stick...that walks?!" N/A
Bagworm Bagworm "I caught a bagworm! In the bag, baby!" N/A
Ladybug Ladybug "I caught a ladybug! S-so small! S-so cute!" N/A
Violin Beetle Violin Beetle "I caught a violin beetle! And the world's tiniest violin plays a sad song." N/A
Longhorn Beetle Longhorn Beetle "I caught a longhorn beetle! It was a long time comin'!" N/A
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle "I caught a dung beetle! Um... Ew." N/A
Firefly Firefly "Whoo! I caught a firefly! Now I don't need a flashlight!" N/A
Fruit Beetle Fruit Beetle "I caught a fruit beetle! Where's the fruit?" N/A
Scarab Beetle Scarab Beetle "I caught a scarab beetle! A gem of the bug world. But still just a bug." N/A
Jewel Beetle Jewel Beetle "I caught a jewel beetle! Ooh... Sparkly!" N/A
Miyama Stag Beetle Miyama Stag Beetle "Yippee! I caught a Miyama stag beetle! I beat the beetle!" N/A
Saw Stag Beetle Saw Stag Beetle "Yahoo! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at those mandibles!" N/A
Giant Beetle Giant Beetle "Whoa! A giant beetle! Augh, don't squish me!" N/A
Rainbow Stag Rainbow Stag "I caught a rainbow stag! Someone tell me, already! Where's the rainbow?!" N/A
Cyclommatus Cyclommatus "I caught a cyclommatus! Aw, it's so pretty!" N/A
Golden Stag Golden Stag "WHOA! I caught a golden stag! The light, the blinding light!" N/A
Atlas Beetle Atlas Beetle "I caught an atlas beetle! At last, beetle!" N/A
Horned Dynastid Horned Dynastid "Yessss! I caught a dynastid beetle! Strong, tough, and AWESOME!" N/A
Elephant Beetle Elephant Beetle "I caught an elephant beetle! The heavyweight champion!" N/A
Hercules Beetle Hercules Beetle "I caught a hercules beetle! It's the greatest beetle of them all!" N/A
Goliath Beetle Goliath Beetle "I caught a goliath beetle! GOOOOOOOOOLIATH!" N/A
Flea Flea "I caught a flea! Itchy itchy!" N/A
Pill Bug Pill Bug "I caught a Pill Bug! Why don't you chill, bug?" N/A
Mosquito Mosquito "I caught a mosquito! It's like a tiny vampire..." N/A
Fly Fly "I caught a fly... Stop buzzing in my face!" N/A
Centipede Centipede "I caught a centipede! It's got a million legs! Or, you know, a hundred." N/A
Spider Spider "I caught a spider! Look at all those eyes!" N/A
Tarantula Tarantula "I caught a tarantula! I don't wanna arm-wrestle this guy!" N/A
Scorpion Scorpion "I caught a scorpion! It looks kind of crabby to me..." N/A

Fish[edit]

Fish catch quotes in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Bitterling Bitterling "I caught a bitterling! But it's pretty sweet to me!" N/A
Pale Chub Pale Chub "I caught a pale chub! Chub a dub dub!" N/A
Crucian Carp Crucian Carp "I caught a crucian carp! I'm looking pretty sharp!" N/A
Dace Dace "I caught a dace! Wooo! In your face!" N/A
Barbel Steed Barbel Steed "I caught a barbel steed! What a noble steed, indeed!" N/A
Carp Carp "I caught a carp! Pretty sharp!" N/A
Koi Koi "I caught a koi! Oh, boy!" N/A
Goldfish Goldfish "I caught a goldfish! There's gold in them there fish! (Not really...)" N/A
Pop-Eyed Goldfish Pop-Eyed Goldfish "I got a popeyed goldfish! It's bugging out!" N/A
Killifish Killifish "I caught a killifish! Bet you feel silly, fish!" N/A
Crawfish Crawfish "I caught a crawfish! Don't pinch me!" N/A
Frog Frog "I caught a frog! What up, frog?" N/A
Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby "I caught a freshwater goby! Goby? Go, me!" N/A
Loach Loach "I caught a loach! Don't encroach on my loach!" N/A
Catfish Catfish "I caught a catfish! Who's meowing now?!" N/A
Eel Eel "I caught an eel! I'm just eel-lated!" N/A
Giant Snakehead Giant Snakehead "I caught a giant snakehead! No puny snakeheads for me!" N/A
Bluegill Bluegill "I caught a bluegill! Now that takes some skill!" N/A
Yellow Perch Yellow Perch "I caught a yellow perch! Why's the little guy so scared?" N/A
Black Bass Black Bass "I caught a black bass! Turn up the bass!" N/A
Pike Pike "I didn't catch a pike! PSYCH!" N/A
Pond Smelt Pond Smelt "I caught a pond smelt! Whew! This guy's ripe!" N/A
Sweetfish Sweetfish "I caught a sweetfish! Deeeeelish!" N/A
Cherry Salmon Cherry Salmon "I caught a cherry salmon! This is definitely NOT the pits!" N/A
Char Char "I caught a char! Now I'm all charged up!" N/A
Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout "I caught a rainbow trout! Where's my pot of gold?!" N/A
Stringfish Stringfish "OH MY GOSH! I caught a stringfish! This is AWESOME! ♪" N/A
Salmon Salmon "I caught a salmon! Now we're jammin'!" N/A
King Salmon King Salmon "Whoo hoo! Whoo hoo! I caught a king salmon! All hail the new king! ME!" N/A
Guppy Guppy "I caught a guppy! Word uppy!" N/A
Angelfish Angelfish "I caught an angelfish! Where's its halo?" N/A
Neon Tetra Neon Tetra "I caught a neon tetra! I'd better put on some sunglasses!" N/A
Piranha Piranha "I caught a piranha! Bite the bait, not me!!" N/A
Arowana Arowana "I caught an arowana! It's golden and gorgeous!" N/A
Dorado Dorado "I caught a dorado! Now that's rad-o!" N/A
Gar Gar "I caught a gar! Gar har har HAAAAR!" N/A
Arapaima Arapaima "I caught an arapaima! It's about time-a!" N/A
Sea Butterfly Sea Butterfly "I caught a sea butterfly! I wonder if it used to be a sea caterpillar?" N/A
Jellyfish Jellyfish "I caught a jellyfish! Now all I need is a peanut-butter fish." N/A
Sea Horse Sea Horse "I caught a sea horse! Nay? Yay!" N/A
Clown Fish Clown Fish "I caught a clownfish! Where's your red nose, hm?" N/A
Surgeonfish Surgeonfish "I caught a surgeonfish! It's cobalt blue and beautiful!" N/A
Butterfly Fish Butterfly Fish "I caught a butterfly fish! I didn't even have to use a net!" N/A
Napoleonfish Napoleonfish "I caught a Napoleonfish! Look at the hat on this guy!" N/A
Zebra Turkeyfish Zebra Turkeyfish "I caught a zebra turkeyfish! Gobble gobble OW!" N/A
Puffer Fish Puffer Fish "I caught a puffer fish! Aww... Or should I say OW?!" N/A
Horse Mackerel Horse Mackerel "I caught a horse mackerel! But it sounds fine to me!" N/A
Barred Knifejaw Barred Knifejaw "I caught a barred knifejaw! Did you do something bad?" N/A
Sea Bass Sea Bass "I caught a sea bass! Not you again!" N/A
Red Snapper Red Snapper "I caught a red snapper! Snappity snap snap!" N/A
Dab Dab "I caught a dab! And I'm feeling fab!" N/A
Olive Flounder Olive Flounder "I caught an olive flounder! Hey, flatty bo batty!" N/A
Squid Squid "I caught a squid! Oh yes I squid!" N/A
Octopus Octopus "I caught an octopus! Now its a shockedopus!" N/A
Lobster Lobster "I caught a lobster! That makes me a lobSTAR!" N/A
Moray Eel Moray Eel "I caught a moray eel! Now that's a moray!" N/A
Football Fish Football Fish "AWESOME! I caught a football fish! TOUCHDOWN!" N/A
Tuna Tuna "I caught a tuna! I only wish I'd caught it soona!" N/A
Blue Marlin Blue Marlin "I caught a blue marlin! Hey there, little darlin'!" N/A
Ray Ray "I caught a ray! Hip hip HOORAY!" N/A
Ocean Sunfish Ocean Sunfish "I caught an ocean sunfish! I'm feeling pretty sunny now!♪" N/A
Hammerhead Shark Hammerhead Shark "I caught a hammerhead shark! Knew I just had to keep hammering away at it!" N/A
Shark Shark "I caught a shark! Check out that toothy grin!" N/A
Coelacanth Coelacanth "A coelacanth? I caught a living fossil! Amazing! Who knew these things were still around?" N/A

Items[edit]


In New Leaf[edit]

Bugs[edit]

Bug catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Common Butterfly Common Butterfly "I caught a common butterfly! How could I resist?" N/A
Yellow Butterfly Yellow Butterfly "I caught a yellow butterfly! Now to catch a toastfly!" N/A
Tiger Butterfly Tiger Butterfly "I caught a tiger butterfly! Looks like I pounced first!" N/A
Peacock Butterfly Peacock Butterfly "I caught a peacock butterfly! Is it a bird or a bug?!" N/A
Monarch Butterfly Monarch Butterfly "I caught a monarch butterfly! Who rules now? I rule now!" N/A
Emperor Butterfly Emperor Butterfly "I caught an emperor butterfly! Feeling blue, Your Majesty?" N/A
Agrias Butterfly Agrias Butterfly "I caught an agrias butterfly! I guess this one agreed with me!" N/A
Raja B. Butterfly Raja B. Butterfly "I caught a Raja Brooke butterfly! It's worth about as much as royalty!" N/A
Birdwing Butterfly Birdwing Butterfly "I caught a birdwing butterfly! Wow! It's about the size of a bird!" N/A
Moth Moth "I caught a moth! It finally saw the light!" N/A
Oak Silk Moth Oak Silk Moth "I caught an oak silk moth! Who's smooth now?" N/A
Honeybee Honeybee "I caught a honeybee! What a sweet catch!" N/A
Bee Bee "I caught a bee! Bzzz! Bzzz! Bzzz! Phew! ...But why am I still holding it?!" N/A
Long Locust Long Locust "I caught a long locust! It got the short end of the stick!" N/A
Migratory Locust Migratory Locust "I caught a migratory locust! It migrated to a good spot!" N/A
Rice Grasshopper Rice Grasshopper "I caught a rice grasshopper! Now I just need a soy-sauce mantis!" N/A
Mantis Mantis "I caught a mantis! Time to pay your respects!" N/A
Orchid Mantis Orchid Mantis "I caught an orchid mantis! My eyes see all!" N/A
Brown Cicada Brown Cicada "I caught a brown cicada! These things are everywhere!" N/A
Robust Cicada Robust Cicada "I caught a robust cicada! It seems pretty lively to me!" "I caught a robust cicada! They're pretty docile on rainy days."
Giant Cicada Giant Cicada "I caught a giant cicada! Luckily I didn't need a bean stalk!" "I caught a giant cicada! Scratch that--a giant WET cicada."
Walker Cicada Walker Cicada "I caught a walker cicada! I'm the one walkin' the walk now!" "I caught a walker cicada! Walking in the rain it seems!"
Evening Cicada Evening Cicada "I caught an evening cicada! It just wasn't its night!" "I caught an evening cicada! More like a RAINY-evening cicada!"
Cicada Shell Cicada Shell "I caught a cicada shell! It's just a shell of its former self!" N/A
Lantern Fly Lantern Fly "I caught a lantern fly! Hmm. Must have run out of gas." N/A
Red Dragonfly Red Dragonfly "I caught a red dragonfly! Wonder if it breathes fire..." N/A
Darner Dragonfly Darner Dragonfly "I caught a darner dragonfly! I got darn lucky!" N/A
Banded Dragonfly Banded Dragonfly "I did it! I caught a banded dragonfly! Now to find the rest of its band!" N/A
Petaltail Dragonfly Petaltail Dragonfly "I caught a petaltail dragonfly! He may be big, but I'm bigger!" N/A
Ant Ant "I caught an ant! I'm exuber-ant! (Well...not really...)" N/A
Pondskater Pondskater "I caught a pond skater! Why aren't they called pondskiers?" N/A
Diving Beetle Diving Beetle "I caught a diving beetle! It's like I have sonar or something!" N/A
Stinkbug Stinkbug "I caught a stinkbug! Yup, yup, that stinks all right!" N/A
Snail Snail "I caught a snail! Ok, well, maybe I found a snail." N/A
Cricket Cricket "I caught a cricket! That's a sticky wicket, isn't it?" N/A
Bell Cricket Bell Cricket "I caught a bell cricket! Odd, it doesn't look like money..." N/A
Grasshopper Grasshopper "I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!" N/A
Mole Cricket Mole Cricket "I caught a mole cricket! And I didn't even have to reset!" N/A
Walking Leaf Walking Leaf "I caught a walking leaf! I'm glad it can't run!" N/A
Walking Stick Walking Stick "I caught a walking stick! Check out its walking schtick!" N/A
Bagworm Bagworm "I caught a bagworm! Ain't no one baggin' on me now!" N/A
Ladybug Ladybug "I caught a ladybug! Or is this one a man?" N/A
Violin Beetle Violin Beetle "I caught a violin beetle! But how do I tune it?" N/A
Longhorn Beetle Longhorn Beetle "I caught a longhorn beetle! I had to steer it toward my net!" N/A
Tiger Beetle Tiger Beetle "I caught a tiger beetle! Who was really hunting whom?" N/A
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle "I caught a dung beetle! Nah, the joke's just too easy." N/A
Wharf Roach Wharf Roach "I caught a wharf roach! Even the beaches must be messy!" N/A
Hermit Crab Hermit Crab "I caught a hermit crab! Finally, it came out of its shell!" N/A
Firefly Firefly "I caught a firefly! Now I'm glowing with pride!" N/A
Fruit Beetle Fruit Beetle "I caught a fruit beetle! Orange you glad I did?" N/A
Scarab Beetle Scarab Beetle "I caught a scarab beetle! Pfff. I've seen scarier!" N/A
Jewel Beetle Jewel Beetle "I caught a jewel beetle! A real diamond in the rough!" N/A
Miyama Stag Miyama Stag "I caught a miyama stag! Glad I overcame my stag fright!" N/A
Saw Stag Saw Stag "I caught a saw stag! Is carpentry big in the bug world?" N/A
Giant Stag Giant Stag "Whoa! I caught a giant stag! Small world, isn't it?" N/A
Rainbow Stag Rainbow Stag "I caught a rainbow stag! Aren't you a colorful bug!" N/A
Cyclommatus Stag Cyclommatus Stag "I caught a cyclommatus stag! Need some tweezers?" N/A
Golden Stag Golden Stag "Whoa! I caught a golden stag! Better not spend it all at one place!" N/A
Horned Dynastid Horned Dynastid "I caught a horned dynastid! Your era just ended, buddy!" N/A
Horned Atlas Horned Atlas "I caught a horned atlas! It's like a weight has been lifted!" N/A
Horned Elephant Horned Elephant "I caught a horned elephant! Did it get lost from the herd?" N/A
Horned Hercules Horned Hercules "I caught a horned hercules! Who's the mighty one now?" N/A
Goliath Beetle Goliath Beetle "I caught a goliath beetle! Hah! He doesn't look so big." N/A
Flea Flea "I caught a flea! Oh no, now I'm itchy!" N/A
Pill Bug Pill Bug "I caught a Pill Bug! I don't know... It seems nice to me!" N/A
Mosquito Mosquito "I caught a mosquito! Why you be hatin', mosquito?!" N/A
Fly Fly "I caught a fly... Quite the buzzkill for it!" N/A
House Centipede House Centipede "I caught a house centipede! Make yourself at home—in my net!" N/A
Centipede Centipede "I caught a centipede! Impede the centipede!" N/A
Spider Spider "I caught a spider! My net is kinda like a web, right?" N/A
Tarantula Tarantula "I caught a tarantula! WHAAAA! Destroy it!" N/A
Scorpion Scorpion "I caught a scorpion! Not so fast now, are ya?!" N/A

Fish[edit]

Fish catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Bitterling Bitterling "I caught a bitterling! What's it so bitter about?" N/A
Pale Chub Pale Chub ""I caught a pale chub! It could use some sun!"" N/A
Crucian Carp Crucian Carp "I caught a crucian carp! What a crucial catch!" N/A
Dace Dace "I caught a dace! Wrong place, Mr. Dace!" N/A
Barbel Steed Barbel Steed "I caught a barbel steed! It just needs a barbel saddle!" N/A
Carp Carp "I caught a carp! I really seized the diem!" N/A
Koi Koi "I caught a koi! Can't play koi with me!" N/A
Goldfish Goldfish "I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in gold!" N/A
Pop-Eyed Goldfish Pop-Eyed Goldfish "I caught a pop-eyed goldfish! It should have eaten its spinach!" N/A
Killifish Killifish "I caught a killifish! Maybe I'll put it in a chili dish!" N/A
Crawfish Crawfish "I caught a crawfish! Watch those pinchers!" N/A
Soft-Shelled Turtle Soft-Shelled Turtle "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I can really shell it out!" "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! Don't suffer shell shock!"
Tadpole Tadpole "I caught a tadpole... I'm sure it will grow on me." N/A
Frog Frog "I caught a frog! Hop to it, froggie!" N/A
Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby "I caught a freshwater goby! You fresh, goby!" N/A
Loach Loach ""I caught a loach! It wasn't hard to approach!"" N/A
Catfish Catfish "I caught a catfish! Do you think it has 9 lives?" N/A
Eel Eel "I caught an eel! Things just got REAL!" N/A
Giant Snakehead Giant Snakehead "I caught a giant snakehead! But where's the rest of the snake?" N/A
Bluegill Bluegill "I caught a bluegill! There's a lot in this ville!" N/A
Yellow Perch Yellow Perch "I caught a yellow perch! I wonder if birds usually stand on it!" N/A
Black Bass Black Bass "I caught a black bass! I've got some class!" N/A
Pike Pike "I caught a pike! Oh, yes, I like!" N/A
Pond Smelt Pond Smelt "I caught a pond smelt! It could sure use a bath!" N/A
Sweetfish Sweetfish "I caught a sweetfish! Hmmm. I've had sweeter!" N/A
Cherry Salmon Cherry Salmon "I caught a cherry salmon! Now for a cherry-salmon pie!" N/A
Char Char "I caught a char! How bizarre!" N/A
Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout "I caught a rainbow trout! That's what I'm talking about!" N/A
Stringfish Stringfish "OH MY GOSH! I caught a stringfish! My theory really paid off!" N/A
Salmon Salmon "I caught a salmon! Oh, that's slammin'!" N/A
King Salmon King Salmon "Woohoo! Woohoo! I caught a king salmon! Where are his horses and men?" N/A
Mitten Crab Mitten Crab "I caught a mitten crab! I'm smitten, crab!" N/A
Guppy Guppy "I caught a guppy! I gotta show off this puppy!" N/A
Nibble Fish Nibble Fish "I caught a nibble fish! Do you regret nibbling now?" N/A
Angelfish Angelfish "I caught an angelfish! Now where's its harp?" N/A
Neon Tetra Neon Tetra "I caught a neon tetra! Wow, that's far out, man!" N/A
Piranha Piranha "I caught a piranha! Or did it catch ME?!" N/A
Arowana Arowana "I caught an arowana! But where's its bow?" N/A
Dorado Dorado "I caught a dorado! I should make that my motto!" N/A
Gar Gar "I caught a gar! It ain't gettin' too far!" N/A
Arapaima Arapaima "I caught an arapaima! And it looks like it's in its prime-a!" N/A
Saddled Bichir Saddled Bichir "I caught a saddled bichir! Now I'm saddled with guilt!" N/A
Sea Butterfly Sea Butterfly "I caught a sea butterfly! I didn't even use a net!" N/A
Sea Horse Sea Horse "I caught a sea horse! I meant to, of course!" N/A
Clown Fish Clown Fish "I caught a clown fish! Who's laughing now?" N/A
Surgeonfish Surgeonfish "I caught a surgeonfish! It was a simple operation, though!" N/A
Butterfly Fish Butterfly Fish "I caught a butterfly fish! As mayor, welcome to my pockets!" "I caught a butterfly fish! Keep flying, fishy!"
Napoleonfish Napoleonfish "I caught a Napoleonfish! Viva la me!" N/A
Zebra Turkeyfish Zebra Turkeyfish "I caught a zebra turkeyfish! What are you? Make up your mind!" N/A
Blowfish Blowfish "I caught a blowfish! And that's not just hot air!" N/A
Puffer Fish Puffer Fish "I caught a puffer fish! Ouch!" N/A
Horse Mackerel Horse Mackerel "I caught a horse mackerel! Holy mackerel!" N/A
Barred Knifejaw Barred Knifejaw "I caught a barred knifejaw! I'll have to use it to cut veggies!" N/A
Sea Bass Sea Bass "I caught a sea bass! See? A bass!" "I caught a sea bass! What?! You again?!"
Red Snapper Red Snapper "I caught a red snapper! I just snapped it up!" N/A
Dab Dab "I caught a dab! I'm not just dabbling anymore!" N/A
Olive Flounder Olive Flounder "I caught a dab... Huh? Just kidding! It's an olive flounder! Make up your mind, fishy!" N/A
Squid Squid "I caught a squid! Yes, I did!" N/A
Moray Eel Moray Eel "I caught a moray eel! And I was like, "No way! Deal!"" N/A
Ribbon Eel Ribbon Eel "I caught a ribbon eel! Good for tying on to presents!" N/A
Football Fish Football Fish "I caught a football fish! Thanks to my fishing tackle!" N/A
Tuna Tuna "I caught a tuna! And now it's stuck in my head" N/A
Blue Marlin Blue Marlin "I caught a blue marlin! What a true darlin'!" N/A
Giant Trevally Giant Trevally "I caught a giant trevally! Pfff. I've seen bigger!" N/A
Ray Ray "I caught a ray! That made my day!" N/A
Ocean Sunfish Ocean Sunfish "I caught an ocean sunfish! My day is brighter already!" N/A
Hammerhead Shark Hammerhead Shark "I caught a hammerhead shark! I really nailed it!" N/A
Shark Shark "I caught a shark! GAH! Why am I holding it?!" N/A
Saw Shark Saw Shark "I caught a saw shark! And it didn't even see me coming!" N/A
Whale Shark Whale Shark "Ohmigosh! I caught a whale shark! It could've swallowed me up!" N/A
Oarfish Oarfish "I caught an oarfish! Good, I needed a paddle!" N/A
Coelacanth Coelacanth "Holy fish sticks! I caught a coelacanth! Am I saying it right?" N/A

Sea creatures[edit]

Sea creature catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Seaweed Seaweed "I got some seaweed! I just couldn't kelp myself!" N/A
Sea Grapes Sea Grapes "I got some sea grapes! See? Grapes!" N/A
Sea Urchin Sea Urchin "I got a sea urchin! And I didn't poke myself, either!" N/A
Acorn Barnacle Acorn Barnacle "I got an acorn barnacle! Maybe I can grow a barnacle tree?" N/A
Oyster Oyster "I got an oyster! He's been a bit too shellfish." N/A
Turban Shell Turban Shell "I got a turban shell! It's like a little fancy hat!" N/A
Abalone Abalone "I got an abalone! And that's no bologna!" N/A
Ear Shell Ear Shell "I got an ear shell! And yet it couldn't hear me coming!" N/A
Clam Clam "I got a clam! Anyone for chowder?" N/A
Pearl Oyster Pearl Oyster "I got a pearl oyster! Mostly I just wanted the pearl!" N/A
Scallop Scallop "I caught a scallop! Hey, this isn't a potato at all!" N/A
Sea Anemone Sea Anemone "I got a sea anemone! More like a sea ENEMY! Look out!" N/A
Sea Star Sea Star "I got a sea star! Is a group called a constellation?" N/A
Sea Cucumber Sea Cucumber "I got a sea cucumber! Now to find a sea pickle!" N/A
Sea Slug Sea Slug "I got a sea slug! What, it thought it could outrun me?" N/A
Flatworm Flatworm "I got a flatworm! Why's it so flat? Steamroller?" N/A
Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp "I got a mantis shrimp! Pray on someone else, ya shrimp!" N/A
Sweet Shrimp Sweet Shrimp "I got a sweet shrimp! Blech. Not sweet until cooked." N/A
Tiger Prawn Tiger Prawn "I got a tiger prawn! I can sell it at a prawn shop!" N/A
Spiny Lobster Spiny Lobster "I got a spiny lobster! Who would give lobsters SPINES?" N/A
Lobster Lobster "I got a lobster! More like a sobster now!" N/A
Snow Crab Snow Crab "I got a snow crab! 'Sno problem, really!" N/A
Horsehair Crab Horsehair Crab "I got a horsehair crab! Because I combed the ocean floor!" N/A
Red King Crab Red King Crab "I caught a red king crab! Nice to meet you, Your Highness!" N/A
Spider Crab Spider Crab "I got a spider crab! Who'd put spiders in the ocean?" N/A
Octopus Octopus "I got an octopus! Find out about it on my podcast!" N/A
Spotted Garden Eel Spotted Garden Eel "I got a spotted garden eel! Who'll water its garden now?" N/A
Chambered Nautilus Chambered Nautilus "I got a chambered nautilus! Who loses? Not us! Just go with it..." N/A
Horseshoe Crab Horseshoe Crab "I got a horseshoe crab! Its luck has ran out!" N/A
Giant Isopod Giant Isopod "Blech! I caught a giant isopod! That's a horror if ever one existed!" N/A

Items[edit]

Item catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Boot Boot NL Icon.png "I caught a boot! Now where's your mate?" N/A
Empty Can Empty Can NL Icon.png "I caught an empty can! Aw, maaaan..." N/A
Old Tire Old Tire NL Icon.png "I caught an old tire! It was just treading water..." N/A
Pink Feather Pink Feather NL Icon.png "I got a pink feather! I can hardly resist the zest!" N/A
Red Feather Red Feather NL Icon.png "I got a red feather! It's got the passion of fire!" N/A
Blue Feather Blue Feather NL Icon.png "I got a blue feather! It's as cool as a breeze!" N/A
Green Feather Green Feather NL Icon.png "I got a green feather! It's so easy on the eyes!" N/A
Yellow Feather Yellow Feather NL Icon.png "I got a yellow feather! It begs for your attention!" N/A
White Feather White Feather NL Icon.png "I got a white feather! It's so so soft and pure!" N/A
Purple Feather Purple Feather NL Icon.png "I got a purple feather! It was yearning for my net!" N/A
Rainbow Feather Rainbow Feather NL Icon.png "Yippeeeee! I got a rainbow feather! These are extremely rare!" N/A
Water Egg Egg NL Icon.png "Wow, I caught an egg! I should take it to Zipper!" N/A
Deep-Sea Egg Egg NL Icon.png "I got an egg from the seabed! I'd better take it to Zipper!" N/A
Snowflake Snowflake NL Inv Icon.png "Wow! A snowflake! I should be gentle with it so it doesn't melt!" N/A

In New Horizons[edit]

Bugs[edit]

Bug catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Common Butterfly Common Butterfly "I caught a common butterfly! They often flutter by!" N/A
Yellow Butterfly Yellow Butterfly "I caught a yellow butterfly! Shouldn't all BUTTERflies be yellow?" N/A
Tiger Butterfly Tiger Butterfly "I caught a tiger butterfly! I've earned my stripes!" N/A
Peacock Butterfly Peacock Butterfly "I caught a peacock butterfly! Now it's my turn to strut my stuff!" N/A
Common Bluebottle Common Bluebottle "I caught a common bluebottle! I'll put it in a rare green jar!" N/A
Paper Kite Butterfly Paper Kite Butterfly "I caught a paper kite butterfly! Do I read it, fly it, or spread it on toast?" N/A
Great Purple Emperor Great Purple Emperor "I caught a great purple emperor! Its purple reign is over now!" N/A
Monarch Butterfly Monarch Butterfly "I caught a monarch butterfly! Guess the butterflies are a democracy now!" N/A
Emperor Butterfly Emperor Butterfly "I caught an emperor butterfly! It's not your average monarch!" N/A
Agrias Butterfly Agrias Butterfly "I caught an agrias butterfly! I wonder if it finds me disagrias-able?" N/A
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing Rajah Brooke's Birdwing "I caught a Rajah Brooke's birdwing! Nothing else I'd rajah be doing!" N/A
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Queen Alexandra's Birdwing "I caught a Queen Alexandra's birdwing! That's a feather in my cap!" N/A
Moth Moth "I caught a moth! And I had a ball doing it!" N/A
Atlas Moth Atlas Moth "I caught an Atlas moth! I bet it never gets lost!" N/A
Madagascan Sunset Moth Madagascan Sunset Moth "I caught a Madagascan sunset moth! Wow, you're not from around here!" N/A
Long Locust Long Locust "I caught a long locust! Or, as I call it, a looooocust." N/A
Migratory Locust Migratory Locust "I caught a migratory locust! Things just went south for this guy!" N/A
Rice Grasshopper Rice Grasshopper "I caught a rice grasshopper! I've been looking for a gluten-free alternative..." N/A
Grasshopper Grasshopper "I caught a grasshopper! They're a grass act!" N/A
Cricket Cricket "I caught a cricket! What a chirp thrill!" N/A
Bell Cricket Bell Cricket "I caught a bell cricket! It would make a great bellhop!" N/A
Mantis Mantis "I caught a mantis! Man, 'tis so cool!" N/A
Orchid Mantis Orchid Mantis "I caught an orchid manits! Our friendship is blooming!" N/A
Honeybee Honeybee "I caught a honeybee! Ah, sweet success!" N/A
Wasp Wasp "I caught a wasp! That's gotta sting..." N/A
Brown Cicada Brown Cicada "I caught a brown cicada! Now it probably feels blue, cicada." N/A
Robust Cicada Robust Cicada "I caught a robust cicada! It DOES seem pretty lively!" "I caught a robust cicada! Not so energetic in the rain, huh?"
Giant Cicada Giant Cicada "I caught a giant cicada! I guess it's PRETTY big..." "I caught a giant cicada! Guess it doesn't feel like singing in the rain!"
Walker Cicada Walker Cicada "I caught a walker cicada! Pffft... I walk all the time and no one calls me "Walker <Player>."" "I caught a walker cicada! It must hate getting its feet wet."
Evening Cicada Evening Cicada "I caught an evening cicada! Better than an odding cicada..." "I caught an evening cicada! This time it's WETTER than an odding cicada."
Cicada Shell Cicada Shell "I found a cicada shell! I'm glad the little guy came out of it!" N/A
Red Dragonfly Red Dragonfly "I caught a red dragonfly! Didn't even have to roll for initiative!" N/A
Darner Dragonfly Darner Dragonfly "I caught a darner dragonfly! It better watch its mouth!" N/A
Banded Dragonfly Banded Dragonfly "I did it! Did you see that? I caught a banded dragonfly!" N/A
Damselfly Damselfly "I caught a damselfly! Now it's a damselfly in distress!" N/A
Firefly Firefly "I caught a firefly! I'm on fire now!" N/A
Mole Cricket Mole Cricket "I caught a mole cricket! I really dig it!" N/A
Pondskater Pondskater "I caught a pondskater! Wonder if it can do a pond ollie..." N/A
Diving Beetle Diving Beetle "I caught a diving beetle! Now I'm making a splash!" N/A
Giant Water Bug Giant Water Bug "I caught a giant water bug! It should've stayed in the water!" N/A
Stinkbug Stinkbug "I caught a stinkbug! It lives up to its name!" N/A
Man-Faced Stink Bug Man-Faced Stink Bug "I caught a man-faced stink bug! Reminds me of my uncle!" N/A
Ladybug Ladybug "I caught a ladybug! Sorry to disturb you, ma'am." N/A
Tiger Beetle Tiger Beetle "I caught a tiger beetle! I pounced first!" N/A
Jewel Beetle Jewel Beetle "I caught a jewel beetle! It's a real gem!" N/A
Violin Beetle Violin Beetle "I caught a violin beetle! Apparently I'm as fit as a fiddle!" N/A
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle Citrus Long-Horned Beetle "I caught a citrus long-horned beetle! Orange you happy for me?" N/A
Rosalia Batesi Beetle Rosalia Batesi Beetle "I caught a rosalia batesi beetle! That's easier to do than say!" N/A
Blue Weevil Beetle Blue Weevil Beetle "I caught a blue weevil beetle! It's the lesser of blue weevils!" N/A
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle "I caught a dung beetle! This species likes feces!" N/A
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle Earth-Boring Dung Beetle "I caught an earth-boring dung beetle! It's not boring at all!" N/A
Scarab Beetle Scarab Beetle "I caught a scarab beetle! It's just a dung beetle with better hobbies." N/A
Drone Beetle Drone Beetle "I caught a drone beetle! Shouldn't you have more propellers?" N/A
Goliath Beetle Goliath Beetle "I caught a goliath beetle! Am I a legend or what?" N/A
Saw Stag Saw Stag "I caught a saw stag! Now I can't unsee it!" N/A
Miyama Stag Miyama Stag "I caught a miyama stag! Its mandibles are jaw-dropping!" N/A
Giant Stag Giant Stag "Whoaaa! I caught a giant stag! I'm gonna need way bigger pockets..." N/A
Rainbow Stag Rainbow Stag "I caught a rainbow stag! Its rainbow armor is so shiny!" N/A
Cyclommatus Stag Cyclommatus Stag "I caught a cyclommatus stag! Those mandibles are a mouthful!" N/A
Golden Stag Golden Stag "Wooooow! I caught a golden stag! Does this mean I can retire?" N/A
Giraffe Stag Giraffe Stag "I caught a giraffe stag! Does that make it a longhorn?" N/A
Horned Dynastid Horned Dynastid "I caught a horned dynastid! I'd hate to hear it honk that schnoz!" N/A
Horned Atlas Horned Atlas "I caught a horned atlas! I didn't even need a map!" N/A
Horned Elephant Horned Elephant "I caught a horned elephant! I think it's too small to ride..." N/A
Horned Hercules Horned Hercules "I caught a horned hercules! Guess I was stronger!" N/A
Walking Stick Walking Stick "I caught a walking stick! Check out its walking schtick! Look, these are the jokes, OK?" N/A
Walking Leaf Walking Leaf "I caught a walking leaf! It seems to be taking it in stride!" N/A
Bagworm Bagworm "I caught a bagworm! Guess I'm a bragworm!" N/A
Ant Ant "I caught an ant! TELL ME WHERE THE QUEEN IS!" N/A
Hermit Crab Hermit Crab "I caught a hermit crab! I think it wanted to be left alone!" N/A
Wharf Roach Wharf Roach "I caught a wharf roach! This water-loving roach has no pier!" N/A
Fly Fly "I caught a fly! I was just wingin' it..." N/A
Mosquito Mosquito "I caught a mosquito! It's itching for a fight!" N/A
Flea Flea "I caught a flea! The curse is lifted." N/A
Snail Snail "I caught a snail! It's...not much to brag about." N/A
Pill Bug Pill Bug "I caught a pill bug! That's a tough act to swallow!" N/A
Centipede Centipede "I caught a centipede! 99 more and I'll have a dollarpede!" N/A
Spider Spider "I caught a spider! I spied 'er first!" N/A
Tarantula Tarantula "I caught a tarantula! This situation just got hairy!" N/A
Scorpion Scorpion "I caught a scorpion! It was a sting operation!" N/A
Bug-Off Flick NH Character Icon.png "I caught a (bug's name)! Gotta keep this up!" N/A
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Fish[edit]

Fish catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Bitterling Bitterling "I caught a bitterling! It's mad at me, but only a little." N/A
Pale Chub Pale Chub "I caught a pale chub! That name seems a bit judgy..." N/A
Crucian Carp Crucian Carp "I caught a crucian carp! My skills are sharp!" N/A
Dace Dace "I caught a dace! Hope I have some space!" N/A
Carp Carp "I caught a carp! If I catch another, they can carpool!" N/A
Koi Koi "I caught a koi! I don't know why it's so shy... or such a bad speller..." N/A
Goldfish Goldfish "I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in fish!" N/A
Pop-Eyed Goldfish Pop-Eyed Goldfish "I caught a pop-eyed goldfish! It looks so...surprised!" N/A
Ranchu Goldfish Ranchu Goldfish "I caught a Ranchu Goldfish! But I prefer balsamicu goldfish!" N/A
Killifish Killifish "I caught a killifish! The streams are safe again." N/A
Crawfish Crawfish "I caught a crawfish! Or else it's a lobster, and I'm a giant!" N/A
Soft-Shelled Turtle Soft-Shelled Turtle "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I should take a shellfie!" "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! It's more sensitive than other turtles."
Snapping Turtle Snapping Turtle "I caught a snapping turtle! How can it snap without fingers?" N/A
Tadpole Tadpole "I caught a tadpole... It's just a tad small." N/A
Frog Frog "I caught a frog! Or it's a new neighbor... and I have some apologizing to do." N/A
Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby "I caught a freshwater goby! Time to go bye-bye!" N/A
Loach Loach "I caught a loach! It's...looking at me with reproach." N/A
Catfish Catfish "I caught a catfish! I'm more of a dogfish person..." N/A
Giant Snakehead Giant Snakehead "I caught a giant snakehead! Um...but I asked for a medium?" N/A
Bluegill Bluegill "I caught a bluegill! Do you think it calls me "pinklung"?" N/A
Yellow Perch Yellow Perch "I caught a yellow perch! Those yellow birds have to sit somewhere!" N/A
Black Bass Black Bass "I caught a black bass! The most metal of all fish!" N/A
Tilapia Tilapia "I caught a tilapia! It makes me happy-a!" N/A
Pike Pike "I caught a pike! Think a swordfish would be up for a duel?" N/A
Pond Smelt Pond Smelt "I caught a pond smelt! Whoever smelt it dealt it!" N/A
Sweetfish Sweetfish "I caught a sweetfish! Hope it's not artificially sweet!" N/A
Cherry Salmon Cherry Salmon "I caught a cherry salmon! It's the perfect topper for a marlin sundae!" N/A
Char Char "I caught a char! Now I'm gonna sit on it!" N/A
Golden Trout Golden Trout "I caught a golden trout! But the real treasure? Friendship." N/A
Stringfish Stringfish "OH MY GOSH! I caught a stringfish! Five more and I'll have a guitarfish!" N/A
Salmon Salmon "I caught a salmon! It's all upstream from here!" N/A
King Salmon King Salmon "WOO-HOO! I caught a king salmon! Checkmate!" N/A
Mitten Crab Mitten Crab "I caught a mitten crab! One more and I'm ready for winter!" N/A
Guppy Guppy "I caught a guppy! Welcome to the team, newbie!" N/A
Nibble Fish Nibble Fish "I caught a nibble fish! Come to think of it, I could use a bite!" N/A
Angelfish Angelfish "I caught an angelfish! That other fish told me to do it!" N/A
Betta Betta "I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!" N/A
Neon Tetra Neon Tetra "I caught a neon tetra! Wasn't hard to track." N/A
Rainbowfish Rainbowfish "I caught a rainbowfish! Where's my pot of goldfish?" N/A
Piranha Piranha "I caught a piranha! Sure hope it was the only one!" N/A
Arowana Arowana "I caught an arowana! I'd make a joke but I don't 'wana." N/A
Dorado Dorado "I caught a dorado! ♪I say "Dorado", you say "Doraydo."♪" N/A
Gar Gar "I caught a gar! Yar! It's a gar! Har Har!" N/A
Arapaima Arapaima "I caught an arapaima! How did it get here? Arapaiknow!" N/A
Saddled Bichir Saddled Bichir "Wow! A saddled bichir! And me without my tiny riding crop..." N/A
Sturgeon Sturgeon "I caught a sturgeon! Wonder if it can perform sturgery..." N/A
Sea Butterfly Sea Butterfly "I caught a sea butterfly! Try not to confuse it for a sea moth!" N/A
Sea Horse Sea Horse "I caught a sea horse! But... where's its sea jockey?" N/A
Clown Fish Clown Fish "I caught a clown fish! How many can fit in a carfish?" N/A
Surgeonfish Surgeonfish "I caught a surgeonfish! Scalpel! Forceps! Fish hook!" N/A
Butterfly Fish Butterfly Fish "I caught a butterfly fish! Did it change from a caterpillar fish?" N/A
Napoleonfish Napoleonfish "I caught a Napoleonfish! It's not as big as it thinks!" N/A
Zebra Turkeyfish Zebra Turkeyfish "I caught a zebra turkeyfish! Land, air, water—make up your mind!" N/A
Blowfish Blowfish "I caught a blowfish! I'm blown away!" N/A
Puffer Fish Puffer Fish "I caught a puffer fish! I thought you would be tougher, fish!" N/A
Anchovy Anchovy "I caught an anchovy! Stay away from my pizza!" N/A
Horse Mackerel Horse Mackerel "I caught a horse mackerel! Of course, mack...er...el." N/A
Barred Knifejaw Barred Knifejaw "I caught a barred knifejaw! They must have a hard time eating!" N/A
Sea Bass Sea Bass "I caught a sea bass! No, wait-it's at least a C+!" N/A
Red Snapper Red Snapper "I caught a red snapper! It looks pretty dapper!" N/A
Dab Dab "I caught a dab! Not bad!" N/A
Olive Flounder Olive Flounder "I caught an olive flounder! That's not the pits!" N/A
Squid Squid "I caught a squid! Do they...not actually "bloop"?" "I caught a squid! It's off the hook!"
"I caught a squid! I had an inkling I might!"
Moray Eel Moray Eel "I caught a moray eel! When you're in love, that's a moray!" N/A
Ribbon Eel Ribbon Eel "I caught a ribbon eel! Can it tie itself into a bow?" N/A
Tuna Tuna "I caught a tuna! It's a little off-key!" N/A
Blue Marlin Blue Marlin "I caught a blue marlin! Listen to this fish. It's got a point." N/A
Giant Trevally Giant Trevally "I caught a giant trevally! Yeah, I'm pretty well-trevalled." N/A
Mahi-Mahi Mahi-Mahi "I caught a mahi-mahi! It's all mahine-mahine." N/A
Ocean Sunfish Ocean Sunfish "I caught an ocean sunfish! Good thing I'm wearing ocean sunscreen!" N/A
Ray Ray "I caught a ray! A few more and I'll have a tan!" N/A
Saw Shark Saw Shark "I caught a saw shark! You could call it a sea saw!" N/A
Hammerhead Shark Hammerhead Shark "I caught a hammerhead shark! I hit the nail on the head!" N/A
Great White Shark Great White Shark "I caught a great white shark! Watch out for its jaws!" N/A
Whale Shark Whale Shark "Thar she blows! I caught a whale shark! I'm tellin' ya, it was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big!" N/A
Suckerfish Suckerfish "I caught a suckerfish! I thought it was a shark! Oh, wait - now I get it. "Sucker"..." N/A
Football Fish Football Fish "I caught a football fish! Some countries call it a soccer fish!" N/A
Oarfish Oarfish "I caught an oarfish! I hope I catch morefish!" N/A
Barreleye Barreleye "I caught a barreleye! Like eyeing fish in a barrel!" N/A
Coelacanth Coelacanth "Blast from the past! I caught a coelacanth! Think positive! Be a coela-CAN!" N/A
Fishing Tourney C.J. NH Character Icon.png "I caught a (fish's name)! Gotta keep this up!" N/A
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Sea creatures[edit]

Sea creature catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Seaweed Seaweed "I got some seaweed! I couldn't kelp myself." N/A
Sea Grapes Sea Grapes "I got some sea grapes! Can't let these go sour." N/A
Sea Cucumber Sea Cucumber "I got a sea cucumber! It's a bit cumbersome..." N/A
Sea Pig Sea Pig "I got a sea pig! What's next? Air pigs?" N/A
Sea Star Sea Star "I got a sea star! Maybe it'll give me an autograph!" N/A
Sea Urchin Sea Urchin "I got a sea urchin! Wasn't even 'earchin for it." N/A
Slate Pencil Urchin Slate Pencil Urchin "I got a slate pencil urchin! Its handwriting is gorgeous." N/A
Sea Anemone Sea Anemone "I got a sea anemone! The enemy of my anemone is my afrenome!" N/A
Moon Jellyfish Moon Jellyfish "I got a moon jellyfish! Now to find a sun peanutbutterfish." N/A
Sea Slug Sea Slug "I got a sea slug! It's kinda salty about that." N/A
Pearl Oyster Pearl Oyster "I got a pearl oyster! Aw, shucks. Don't clam up now!" N/A
Mussel Mussel "I got a mussel! It's been working out" N/A
Oyster Oyster "I got an oyster! It's a little shellfish." N/A
Scallop Scallop "I got a scallop! It otter be savored." N/A
Whelk Whelk "I got a whelk! Happy snails to ya." N/A
Turban Shell Turban Shell "I got a turban shell! It's totally TURB...ular!" N/A
Abalone Abalone "I got an abalone! Why do I want a sandwich now?" N/A
Gigas Giant Clam Gigas Giant Clam "I got a gigas giant clam! It's kind of a big deal." N/A
Chambered Nautilus Chambered Nautilus "I got a chambered nautilus! Is it on the naughty list?" N/A
Octopus Octopus "I got an octopus! It can give four hugs at once!" N/A
Umbrella Octopus Umbrella Octopus "I got an umbrella octopus! Too bad I'm already soaked." N/A
Vampire Squid Vampire Squid "I got a vampire squid! A lot was at stake." N/A
Firefly Squid Firefly Squid "I got a firefly squid! More like a glowswim squid." N/A
Gazami Crab Gazami Crab "I got a gazami crab! What a gripping find!" N/A
Dungeness Crab Dungeness Crab "I got a Dungeness crab! Dun dun duuuun...geness." N/A
Snow Crab Snow Crab "I got a snow crab! It's giving me the cold shoulder." N/A
Red King Crab Red King Crab "I caught a red king crab! It's royally flushed." N/A
Acorn Barnacle Acorn Barnacle "I got an acorn barnacle! Will it grow into an oak barnacle?" N/A
Spider Crab Spider Crab "I got a spider crab! Water bugs can rest easy." N/A
Tiger Prawn Tiger Prawn "I got a tiger prawn! I ain't lion!" N/A
Sweet Shrimp Sweet Shrimp "I got a sweet shrimp! It's being very considerate." N/A
Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp "I got a mantis shrimp! Shrimply amazing!" N/A
Spiny Lobster Spiny Lobster "I got a spiny lobster! It's got a lot of backbone!" N/A
Lobster Lobster "I got a lobster! Lobjective complete." N/A
Giant Isopod Giant Isopod "GAAAAH! I got a giant isopod! It's the crustodian of the sea." N/A
Horseshoe Crab Horseshoe Crab "I got a horseshoe crab! I hope it's lucky!" N/A
Sea Pineapple Sea Pineapple "I got a sea pineapple! Your move, sea pizzas." N/A
Spotted Garden Eel Spotted Garden Eel "I got a spotted garden eel! Was it un-spotted before I saw it?" N/A
Flatworm Flatworm "I got a flatworm! Guess it forgot its spareworm." N/A
Venus' Flower Basket Venus' Flower Basket "I got a Venus' flower basket! Why was she picking flowers here?" N/A
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Items[edit]

Item catch quotes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Name Icon Catch quote Alternate catch quote(s)
Manila Clam Manila Clam NH Inv Icon.png "I got a manila clam! Manila is my favorite flavor of clam!" "I got a manila clam! These make amazing chowder. Yum!" (E3 2019)
Boot Boot NH Inv Icon.png "I caught a boot! It, uh, wasn't made for swimming." N/A
Empty Can Empty Can NH Inv Icon.png "I caught an empty can! Aren't you supposed to catch the fish before you can it?" N/A
Old Tire Old Tire NH Inv Icon.png "I caught an old tire! I sure am tired of that!" N/A
Stone Stone NH Inv Icon.png "I caught a stone! Now it's all mine...ral!" N/A
Water Egg Water Egg NH Inv Icon.png "That's an egg, not a fish! What should I do with it..." N/A
Cherry-Blossom Petal Cherry-Blossom Petal NH Inv Icon.png "This cherry-blossom petal is so lovely! Pink is really its color!" N/A
Maple Leaf Maple Leaf NH Inv Icon.png "This maple leaf is such a pretty red. It's like the exact color of fall!" N/A
Snowflake Snowflake NH Inv Icon.png "Wow, it's a snowflake! It's like a tiny, beautiful sculpture!" N/A
Red Feather Red Feather NH Inv Icon.png "I caught a red feather! The passion! It is overwhelming!" N/A
Blue Feather Blue Feather NH Inv Icon.png "I caught a blue feather! As cool as it is hot!" N/A
Green Feather Green Feather NH Inv Icon.png "I caught a green feather! So smooth, so soothing..." N/A
Purple Feather Purple Feather NH Inv Icon.png "I caught a purple feather! How flirty and fabulous!" N/A
Rainbow Feather Rainbow Feather NH Inv Icon.png "WOO-HOO! I caught a rainbow feather! Viva Festivale!" N/A
Pearl Pearl NH Inv Icon.png "I found a pearl! Could today get any more pearl-fect?" N/A
Communicator Communicator NH Inv Icon.png "I found the communicator! Now to bring it to that pirate." N/A
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Notes[edit]

  1. The title of this article is conjectural as an official name for this subject is unknown. The name for this article has instead been taken from one that is commonly used within the community.


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