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 [blank]", followed by a comment, often a pun or some other kind of joke relating to the creature's name, 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]

  • "I caught a common butterfly! I've seen a lot of these around lately!"
  • "I caught a clouded yellow butterfly! It's such a cute yellow!"
  • "I caught a tiger swallowtail butterfly! Those wings are beautiful!"
  • "Yes! I caught a great purple emperor butterfly! This butterfly supposedly comes from a far-off island!"
  • "I caught a large brown cicada! ...Or is it just really dirty?"
  • "I caught a robust cicada! And what a robust specimen!"
  • "I caught a walker cicada! If he'd'a been runnin', I might not have caught him!"
  • "I caught an evening cicada! It makes such a sad sound..."
  • "I caught a red dragonfly! I wonder if it can breathe fire..."
  • "I caught a common dragonfly! I love the way they zoom around..."
  • "I caught a darner dragonfly! Darn, I'm good!"
  • "Yes!!! I caught a banded dragonfly! Look at those stripes!"
  • "I caught a cricket! I think we're going to have an early fall..."
  • "I caught a grasshopper! You have much work to do, grasshopper!!!"
  • "I caught a pine cricket! How I pine to hear its chirp!"
  • "I caught a bell cricket! I don't know the face...but the name sure rings a bell!"
  • "I caught a ladybug! That's one tiny bug, lady!"
  • "I caught a seven-spotted ladybug! It's red! And small! And so cute!!!"
  • "I caught a praying mantis! Some people keep these as pets, you know?"
  • "I caught a longheaded locust! Why the long head? (Face... Whatever.)"
  • "I caught a migratory locust! I wonder if it flies south for the winter..."
  • "Ewwwww!!!!! A cockroach! I'll just put it in my pocket!"
  • "I caught a bee! Bzzz, bzz, bzz, bzzzzz!"
  • "Whoa! A firefly! I caught a firefly! Yow! They're really hot!"
  • "I caught a drone beetle! I wonder where the queen is."
  • "I caught a longhorn beetle! And I didn't even need a lasso! (Did I really just say that?)"
  • "Wow! It's a...jewel beetle! It's gorgeous! (I wonder how much I can get for it...)"
  • "Yes! I caught the famed dynastid beetle! It's incredibly strong! (For its size)"
  • "Yes! I caught a flat stag beetle! I have to celebrate! I know! I'll throw a flat-stag party!"
  • "Yes! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at those mandibles!"
  • "I caught a mountain stag beetle! That's a mean-looking jaw!"
  • "Whooaa! I caught a giant stag beetle! It's...well, it's GIANT!!! (Seriously! Look at it! It's huge!)"
  • "I caught a pond skater! And it was doing a triple-toe axel!"
  • "I caught an ant! My uncle will be so happy! (That doesn't even make sense!)"
  • "I caught a pill bug! I bet that's a bitter pill for it to swallow. (That was really awful.)"
  • "I caught a mosquito! I've been itching to catch one of these!"
  • "I caught a mole cricket! I wonder if he hates bright lights... (You know, because he's a MOLE cricket?"
  • "Whoa! I caught a spider! I bet some fly is gonna rest easy tonight!"
  • "I caught a snail! Hey, this isn't a bug!"
  • "I caught a bagworm! Ew...This kind of worm's not my bag, baby! (Sorry!)"

Fish[edit]

  • "I caught a crucian carp! Carpe diem!"
  • 「ヘラブナを つりあげた! へらべったーい!」 (Herabuna)
  • "I caught a brook trout! I guess that little guy's just trOUT of luck!"
  • "I caught a carp! Ouch! I hurt my wrist! It might be CARPal-tunnel!"
  • "I caught a koi! Whoever colored it did a real good job!"
  • "I caught a barbel steed! That's funny... it looks more like a fish than a horse."
  • "I caught a dace! Daces wild!"
  • "I caught a catfish! I think I'll name it Whiskers..."
  • "I caught a giant catfish! (That's because I used a giant mousefish as bait!)"
  • "I caught a pale chub! Looks like it could use a little sun... and a little diet."
  • "I caught a bitterling! I wonder what makes this little guy so angry..."
  • "I caught a loach! You don't suppose it's Hylian, do you?"
  • "I caught a bluegill! Don't worry, I caught the rest of the fish, too!"
  • "I caught a small bass! Now I just need to catch a small bass amp. (Oh, that was terrible...)"
  • "I caught a bass! If I can catch a drummer, maybe I'll form a band!"
  • "I caught a large bass! Well, it's pretty big... I guess..."
  • "I caught a giant snakehead! Yup! A giant snakehead. Who names these things?"
  • "I caught an eel! I've been told they're rEELy tough to catch! (I'm sorry...)"
  • "I caught a freshwater goby! Go me, goby!"
  • "I caught a pond smelt! Whew! And I thought the POND smelt bad!"
  • "I caught a sweetfish! And let me tell you, that is one SWEET fish!"
  • "I caught a cherry salmon! It looks so PITiful! (Get it? Pit? Oh, never mind.)"
  • "I caught a rainbow trout! Now that's a trout of a different color!"
  • "I caught a large char! I wonder how it tastes charbroiled..."
  • "Oh boy! I hooked a stringfish! I was just stringing it along..."
  • "I caught a salmon! And it made it all the way back here! Now I feel bad."
  • "I caught a goldfish! Worth its weight in...fish. Great."
  • "I caught a popeyed goldfish! Aw, look... He wants spinach..."
  • "I caught a guppy! It ate an awful lot of bait for being so tiny!"
  • "I caught an angelfish! It looks divine!"
  • "I caught a piranha! Which river is this, anyway? I'm glad I didn't take a dip!"
  • "I caught an arowana! It's the golden dragon fish! I wonder what it's worth..."
  • "Would you look at that! I caught a living fossil! I didn't know they really existed!"
  • ""I caught a crawfish! Check out those pincers!"
  • "I caught a frog! Think I should kiss it? (Ew...it's all warty!)"
  • "I caught a killifish! Killer!"
  • "I caught a jellyfish! I wonder how it would taste on some toast..."
  • "I caught a sea bass! See? Bass! (Why do I keep saying things like that?)"
  • "I caught a red snapper! That was a snap! (I really have to stop saying things like that.)"
  • "I caught a barred knifejaw! I'm really cut up over how to turn that into a pun..."
  • "WOW!!! I caught an arapaima! This thing is huge!"

Items[edit]


In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

Bugs[edit]


Fish[edit]


In Wild World[edit]

Bugs[edit]


Fish[edit]


Items[edit]


In City Folk[edit]

Bugs[edit]


Fish[edit]


Items[edit]


In New Leaf[edit]

Bugs[edit]

  • "I caught a brown cicada! Those things are everywhere!"
  • "I caught a mosquito! Why you be hatin', mosquito?"

Fish[edit]

  • "I caught a sea bass! See? A bass!" (if caught for the first time)
  • "I caught a sea bass! What, you again?"
  • "I caught a blue marlin! What a true darlin'!"
  • "I caught a butterfly fish! As mayor, welcome to my pockets!" (if mayor)

Sea creatures[edit]


Items[edit]


In New Horizons[edit]

Bugs[edit]

  • "I caught a common butterfly! They often flutter by!"
  • "I caught a yellow butterfly! Shouldn't all BUTTERflies be yellow?"
  • "I caught a tiger butterfly! I've earned my stripes!"
  • "I caught a peacock butterfly! Now it's my turn to strut my stuff!"
  • "I caught a common bluebottle! I'll put it in a rare green jar!"
  • "I caught a paper kite butterfly! Do I read it, fly it, or spread it on toast?"
  • "I caught a great purple emperor! Its purple reign is over now!"
  • "I caught a monarch butterfly! Guess the butterflies are a democracy now!"
  • "I caught an emperor butterfly! It's not your average monarch!"
  • "I caught an agrias butterfly! I wonder if it finds me disagrias-able?"
  • "I caught a Rajah Brooke's birdwing! Nothing else I'd rajah be doing!"
  • "I caught a Queen Alexandra's birdwing! That's a feather in my cap!"
  • "I caught a moth! And I had a ball doing it!"
  • "I caught an Atlas moth! I bet it never gets lost!"
  • "I caught a Madagascan sunset moth! Wow, you're not from around here!"
  • "I caught a long locust! Or, as I call it, a looooocust."
  • "I caught a migratory locust! Things just went south for this guy!"
  • "I caught a rice grasshopper! I've been looking for a gluten-free alternative..."
  • "I caught a grasshopper! They're a grass act!"
  • "I caught a cricket! What a chirp thrill!"
  • "I found a bell cricket! It would make a great bellhop!"
  • "I caught a mantis! Man, 'tis so cool!"
  • "I caught an orchid mantis! Our friendship is blooming!"
  • "I caught a honeybee! Ah, sweet success!"
  • "I caught a wasp! That's gotta sting..."
  • "I caught a brown cicada! Now it probably feels blue, cicada."
  • "I caught a robust cicada! It DOES seem pretty lively!"
  • "I caught a robust cicada! Not so energetic in the rain, huh?" (if caught during rain)
  • "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!" (if caught during rain)
  • "I caught a walker cicada! Pffft... I walk all the time and no one calls me "Walker <player name>""
  • "I caught a walker cicada! It must hate getting its feet wet." (if caught during rain)
  • "I caught an evening cicada! Better than an odding cicada..."
  • "I caught an evening cicada! This time it's WETTER than an odding cicada." (if caught during rain)
  • "I found a cicada shell! I'm glad the little guy came out of it!"
  • "I caught a red dragonfly! Didn't even have to roll for initiative!"
  • "I caught a darner dragonfly! It better watch its mouth!"
  • "I did it! Did you see that? I caught a banded dragonfly!"
  • "I caught a damselfly! Now it's a damselfly in distress!"
  • "I caught a firefly! I'm on fire now!"
  • "I caught a mole cricket! I really dug it!"
  • "I caught a pondskater! Wonder if it can do a pond ollie..."
  • "I caught a diving beetle! Now I'm making a splash!"
  • "I caught a giant water bug! It should've stayed in the water!"
  • "I caught a stinkbug! It lives up to its name!"
  • "I caught a man-faced stink bug! Reminds me of my uncle!"
  • "I caught a ladybug! Sorry to disturb you, ma'am."
  • "I caught a tiger beetle! I pounced first!"
  • "I caught a jewel beetle! It's a real gem!"
  • "I caught a violin beetle! Apparently I'm as fit as a fiddle!"
  • "I caught a citrus long-horned beetle! Orange you happy for me?"
  • "I caught a rosalia batesi beetle! That's easier to do than say!"
  • "I caught a blue weevil beetle! It's the lesser of blue weevils!"
  • "I caught a dung beetle! This species likes feces!"
  • "I caught an earth-boring dung beetle! It's not boring at all!"
  • "I caught a scarab beetle! It's just a dung beetle with better hobbies."
  • "I caught a drone beetle! Shouldn't you have more propellers?"
  • "I caught a goliath beetle! Am I a legend or what?"
  • "I caught a saw stag! Now I can't unsee it!"
  • "I caught a miyama stag! Its mandibles are jaw-dropping!"
  • "Whoaaa! I caught a giant stag! I'm gonna need way bigger pockets..."
  • "I caught a rainbow stag! Its rainbow armor is so shiny!"
  • "I caught a cyclommatus stag! Those mandibles are a mouthful!"
  • "Wooooow! I caught a golden stag! Does this mean I can retire?"
  • "I caught a giraffe stag! Does that make it a longhorn?"
  • "I caught a horned dynastid! I'd hate to hear it honk that schnoz!"
  • "I caught a horned atlas! I didn't even need a map!"
  • "I caught a horned elephant! I think it's too small to ride..."
  • "I caught a horned hercules! Guess I was stronger!"
  • "I caught a walking stick! Check out its walking schtick! Look, these are the jokes, OK?"
  • "I caught a walking leaf! It seems to be taking it in stride!"
  • "I caught a bagworm! Guess I'm a bragworm!"
  • "I caught an ant! TELL ME WHERE THE QUEEN IS!"
  • "I caught a hermit crab! I think it wanted to be left alone!"
  • "I caught a wharf roach! This water-loving roach has no pier!"
  • "I caught a fly! I was just wingin' it..."
  • "I caught a mosquito! It's itching for a fight!"
  • "I caught a flea! The curse is lifted."
  • "I caught a snail! It's...not much to brag about."
  • "I caught a pill bug! That's a tough act to swallow!"
  • "I caught a centipede! 99 more and I'll have a dollarpede!"
  • "I caught a spider! I spied 'er first!"
  • "I caught a tarantula! This situation just got hairy!"
  • "I caught a scorpion! It was a sting operation!"

Fish[edit]

  • "I caught a bitterling! It's mad at me, but only a little."
  • "I caught a pale chub! That name seems a bit judgy..."
  • "I caught a crucian carp! My skills are sharp!"
  • "I caught a dace! Hope I have some space!"
  • "I caught a carp! If I catch another, they can carpool!"
  • "I caught a koi! I don't know why it's so shy... or such a bad speller..."
  • "I caught a goldfish! It's worth its weight in fish!"
  • "I got a pop-eyed goldfish! It looks so...surprised!"
  • "I caught a ranchu goldfish! But I prefer balsamicu goldfish!"
  • "I caught a killifish! The streams are safe again."
  • "I caught a crawfish! Or else it's a lobster and I'm a giant!"
  • "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I can really shell it out!"
  • "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I should take a shellfie!"
  • "I caught a snapping turtle! How can it snap without fingers?"
  • "I caught a tadpole... It's just a tad small."
  • "I caught a frog! Or it's a new neighbor...and I have some apologizing to do."
  • "I caught a freshwater goby! Time to go bye-bye!"
  • "I caught a loach! It's...looking at me with reproach."
  • "I caught a catfish! I'm more of a dogfish person..."
  • "I caught a giant snakehead! Um...but I asked for a medium?"
  • "I caught a bluegill! Do you think it calls me "pinklung"?"
  • "I caught a yellow perch! Those yellow birds have to sit somewhere!"
  • "I caught a black bass! The most metal of all fish!"
  • "I caught a tilapia! It makes me happy-a!"
  • "I caught a pike! Think a swordfish would be up for a duel?"
  • "I caught a pond smelt! Whoever smelt it dealt it!"
  • "I caught a sweetfish! Hope it's not artificially sweet!"
  • "I caught a cherry salmon! It's the perfect topper for a marlin sundae!"
  • "I caught a char! Now I'm gonna sit on it!"
  • "I caught a golden trout! But the real treasure? Friendship."
  • "OH MY GOSH! I caught a stringfish! Five more and I'll have a guitarfish!"
  • "I caught a salmon! It's all upstream from here!"
  • "WOO-HOO! I caught a King salmon! Checkmate!"
  • "I caught a mitten crab! One more and I'm ready for winter!"
  • "I caught a guppy! Welcome to the team, newbie!"
  • "I caught a nibble fish! Come to think of it, I could use a bite!"
  • "I caught an angelfish! That other fish told me to do it!"
  • "I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!"
  • "I caught a neon tetra! Wasn't hard to track."
  • "I caught a rainbowfish! Where's my pot of goldfish?"
  • "I caught a piranha! Sure hope it was the only one!"
  • "I caught an arowana! I'd make a joke, but I don't 'wana."
  • "I caught a dorado! I say "dorado," you say "doraydo.""
  • "I caught a gar! Yar! It's a gar! Har har!"
  • "I caught an arapaima! How did it get here? Arapaiknow!"
  • "Wow! A saddled bichir! And me without my tiny riding crop..."
  • "I caught a sturgeon! Wonder if it can perform sturgery..."
  • "I caught a sea butterfly! Try not to confuse it for a sea moth!"
  • "I caught a sea horse! But...where's its sea jockey?"
  • "I caught a clown fish! How many can fit in a carfish?"
  • "I caught a surgeonfish! Scalpel! Forceps! Fish hook!"
  • "I caught a butterfly fish! Did it change from a caterpillar fish?"
  • "I caught a Napoleonfish! It's not as big as it thinks!"
  • "I caught a zebra turkeyfish! Land, air, water--make up your mind!"
  • "I caught a blowfish! I'm blown away!"
  • "I caught a puffer fish! I thought you would be tougher, fish!"
  • "I caught an anchovy! Stay away from my pizza!"
  • "I caught a horse mackerel! Of course, mack...er...el."
  • "I caught a barred knifejaw! They must have a hard time eating!"
  • "I caught a sea bass! No, wait- it's at least a C+!"
  • "I caught a red snapper! It looks pretty dapper!"
  • "I caught a dab! Not bad!"
  • "I caught an olive flounder! That's not the pits!"
  • "I caught a squid! It's off the hook!"
  • "I caught a squid! I had an inkling I might!"
  • "I caught a squid! Do they...not actually "bloop"?"
  • "I caught a moray eel! When you're in love, that's a moray!"
  • "I caught a ribbon eel! Can it tie itself into a bow?"
  • "I caught a tuna! It's a little off-key!"
  • "I caught a blue marlin! Listen to this fish. it's got a point."
  • "I caught a giant trevally! Yeah, I'm pretty well-trevalled."
  • "I caught a mahi-mahi! It's all mahine-mahine."
  • "I caught an ocean sunfish! Good thing I'm wearing ocean sunscreen!"
  • "I caught a ray! A few more and I'll have a tan!"
  • "I caught a saw shark! You could call it a sea saw!"
  • "I caught a hammerhead shark! I hit the nail on the head!"
  • "I caught a great white shark! Watch out for its jaws!"
  • "Thar she blows! I caught a whale shark! I'm tellin' ya, it was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big!"
  • "I caught a suckerfish! I thought it was a shark! Oh, wait - now I get it. "Sucker"..."
  • "I caught a football fish! Some countries call it a soccer fish!"
  • "I caught an oarfish! I hope I catch morefish!"
  • "I caught a barreleye! Like eyeing fish in a barrel!"
  • "Blast from the past! I caught a coelacanth! Think positive! Be a coela-CAN!"

Sea creatures[edit]

Items[edit]

  • "I got a manila clam! Manila is my favorite flavor of clam!"
  • "I caught a boot! It, uh, wasn't made for swimming."
  • "I caught an empty can! Aren't you supposed to catch the fish before you can it?"
  • "I caught an old tire! I sure am tired of that!"

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 that one that is commonly used within the community.


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