Dorado

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Dorado
Dorado NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Salminus brasiliensis
(golden dorado)

Family: Bryconidae (brycons and dorados)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ドラド
Korean 도라도
Italian Dorado
German Lachssalmler

Simplified Chinese 黄金河虎
French Dorado
Spanish Dorado
Dutch Dorado

Traditional Chinese 黃金河虎
Quebec French Dorade
Latin American Spanish Dorado
Russian Дорадо


The Dorado (ドラド) is freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World. It is tied with the Stringfish as the most valuable freshwater fish, selling for 15,000 Bells. The name Dorado comes from the Spanish word for "golden", which reflects the fish's color.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

#33

Dorado
"Whoa! A golden fish. I think this is a dorado! Who knew they lived here!?"

Description "Dorado" means "golden," and this fish is that! Everybody wants to catch one once!
Times June - September: 4AM - 9PM
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Very large
Fish Size 100 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#35

Dorado
"I caught a dorado! Now that's rad-o!"

Description "Dorado" means "golden." Anyone who fishes would love to catch one.
Times June - July: 4AM - 9PM
June - September: 4AM - 9PM
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size About 40 inches (100 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#39

Dorado
"I caught a dorado! I should make that my motto!"

Times June - September: 4 AM - 9 PM
Peak Times -
Location River
Shadow Size Very Large
Fish Size 100cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]

#42

Dorado
"I caught a dorado! ♪I say "Dorado", you say "Doraydo."♪"

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day 4 AM – 9 PM
Location River
Shadow Size X-Large
Rarity
Total Catch 100
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 22500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Upon the player's donation to the museum, Blathers will comment on it:

"Hoo my! Congratulations are in order! You've finally caught one, eh wot? Did the mighty dorado put up a good scrum? You've passed the test! You're initiated into the secret club of fisher folk!"

In City Folk[edit]

Upon the player's donation to the museum, Blathers will comment on it:

"My hoo, I never dreamed someone in this town would hook a dorado! It's a fish that lives up to the image of El Dorado it conjures... I could gaze upon it all day!"

In New Leaf[edit]

"Dorado means "golden" in Spanish. As the name would indicate, these fish are gold and have black dots. They look like salmon but are very toothy, carnivorous, and related to piranha. They're such ferocious fish that other fish regularly flee from them, fearful of becoming a snack. Their ferocious nature and power make them a prize catch among anglers."

In New Horizons[edit]

"Woo-hoo! So shiny! This massive fish's name, dorado, means "golden" in Spanish—a fitting title. They are also quite valuable, I understand. I congratulate you on your top-notch angling! They are rather large, eh wot? It makes one wonder what all they might feed on... Fowl, perhaps?! One quivers at the very thought! Well, it'll be safe behind glass, no doubt. Quite safe, hoo..."


Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life dorado

Dorado is Spanish for golden, which reflects the color of the fish. In real life, it is frequently confused with the mahi-mahi, which is also called the dorado. The two real life species of "freshwater" dorado are Salminus maxillosus and Salminus hilarii. This fish can be found in the rivers of South America, most notably the Paraná River basin in Argentina and Brazil. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ドラド
dorado

Korean 황금연어 (prior to NH 1.3.0 update)
도라도 (since NH 1.3.0 update)

hwanggeumyeoneo
dorado
Golden salmon
Dorado

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
黄金河虎 / 黃金河虎
huángjīn héhǔ
Golden river-tiger

Russian Дорадо
Dorado

Dutch Dorado

German Lachssalmler Dorado

European Spanish Dorado

European French Dorado

Quebec French Dorade

Italian Corifena
Dorado
Mahi-Mahi (also sometimes called the "dorado")
Dorado