Cherry Salmon

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Cherry Salmon
Artwork of Cherry Salmon
Real-world info
Name: Oncorhynchus masou
(cherry salmon)

Family: Salmonidae (salmons and trouts)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ヤマメ
 樱花钩吻鲑
 Saumon masou
 Salmón japonés
 Salmone giapponese
 Сима
 산천어
 櫻花鉤吻鮭
 Saumon masou
 Salmón japonés
 Masulachs
 Japanse zalm

The Cherry Salmon (ヤマメ, Yamame) is a common fish and a member of the salmon family. It can be found in the river between 4 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 9 PM from March to June, as well as 4 AM to 9 PM from September to November. Its shadow size is between small and medium, about the same size as the Crucian Carp (prior to Animal Crossing: City Folk) or the Dab (all games after Animal Crossing: Wild World). Its selling price is unusually high for a common fish.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#21
Cherry Salmon
"I caught a cherry salmon! It looks so PITiful! Get it? Pit? Oh, never mind."

Time of year Mar – Jun; Sep – Nov
Time of day 4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM
Location River
Shadow size Small
Selling price  1,300 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#23

Cherry Salmon
"I caught a cherry salmon! Weird... it smells like fish."

Description They have distinctive oval markings. Their size when spawning can vary.
Time of year Mar – Jun; Sep – Nov
Time of day 4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM
Peak times Mar – Apr
Location River
Shadow size Small
Fish size 35 cm
Selling price  1,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#24

Cherry Salmon
"I caught a cherry salmon! This is definitely NOT the pits!"

Description Also called the seema, these fish live in fresh- and saltwater.
Time of year Mar - Jun; Sep - Nov
Time of day Mar - Jun:
4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM
Sep - Nov:
4 AM - 9 PM
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Medium
Fish size About 14 in.
Selling price  1,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#26

Cherry Salmon
"I caught a cherry salmon! Now for a cherry-salmon pie!"

Time of year Mar - Jun; Sep - Nov
Time of day Mar - Jun:
4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM
Sep - Nov:
4 AM - 9 PM
Peak times Mar; Oct:
4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM
Location River
Shadow size Medium
Fish size 35 cm
Selling price  1,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#101

Cherry Salmon

Event availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow size Medium
Fish size 29.3 cm - 40.7 cm
Rarity ★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  600 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)


In New Horizons[edit]

#27

Cherry Salmon
"I caught a cherry salmon! It's the perfect topper for a marlin sundae!"

Time of year North: Mar – Jun; Sep – Nov
South: Mar – May; Sep – Dec
Time of day Mar – Jun (NH), Sep – Dec (SH):
4 PM – 9 AM
Sep – Nov (NH), Mar – May (SH):
All day
Location River (clifftop)
Shadow size Medium
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 1,000 Bells
 C.J. 1,500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

When the player donates a Cherry Salmon to the museum, Blathers will give the player some information on it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

When the player is donating it to the museum in Animal Crossing, Blathers will say the following:

"This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to time. Drives fishermen batty, wot!"

In Wild World[edit]

When the player is donating it to the museum in Wild World, Blathers will say the following:

"Cherry salmon are known for their flavor and beauty, eh wot? Indeed, that is likely why they are called the queens of mountain-stream fishing. Hoo hoo! Of course, the males of the species might object to that moniker!"

In City Folk[edit]

When the player is donating it to the museum in City Folk, Blathers will say the following:

"The first thing you notice when looking at a cherry salmon is undoubtedly its green, polka-dot body, wot? All those different sized dots overlapping each other... How very chic!"

The Cherry Salmon appears in the center left tank.

In New Leaf[edit]

"The spotted pattern on cherry salmon serves as a camouflage and is rather common in all salmon. Most cherry salmon spend their lives in rivers, but some do migrate to the ocean to fully mature. They are popular with anglers because of their well-balanced physique and beautiful patterns. Plus, their nervous nature makes them a good challenge to catch, which just adds to the fun."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:

"The cherry salmon is related to the salmon, and is known for its distinctive pattern of "polka dots." Their polka dots disappear as they mature, but ONLY in the fish of certain geographic regions. Pity the poor researchers that must make sense of the cherry salmon's fickle fashion sense."

Once donated to the museum, the Cherry Salmon can be found in the top waterfall tank with the Golden Trout and Char.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life cherry salmon

The masu salmon (sometimes called the cherry hybrid salmon), Oncorhynchus masou, can be found in the western areas of the Pacific Ocean, namely Japan and Korea. It has a landlocked sub-species called the Taiwanese salmon, found in Taiwan. It gets the name cherry salmon from the color it goes when it hits maturity, where the stripes on its sides develop a crimson tinge. It feeds mainly on insects, but also feeds on small fish and crustaceans. It is an endangered, harmless fish. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ヤマメ
yamame
Oncorhynchus masou masou (lit. "lady of the mountain")

Korean 산천어
sanjeoneo
Oncorhynchus masou masou (lit. "mountain river fish")

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
樱花钩吻鲑 / 櫻花鉤吻鮭
yīnghuā gōuwěn guī
Oncorhynchus masou formosanus (lit. "cherry blossom hemlock salmon")

Russian Сима
Sima
Masu salmon

Dutch Japanse zalm "Japanese salmon"

German Masulachs Masu salmon

European Spanish Salmón japonés "Japanese salmon"

European French Saumon rose
Saumon masou (NH)
Pink salmon
Masu salmon

Italian Salmone giapponese "Japanese salmon"