Eel

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Eel
Eel CF Render.png
Real-world info
Name: Anguilla japonica
(Japanese eel)

Family: Anguillidae (freshwater eels)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ウナギ
 Unknown
 Anguilla
 Unknown
 Unknown
 Anguille
 Anguila
 Paling
 Unknown
 Anguille
 Anguila
 Угорь

The Eel (ウナギ, Unagi) is a unique river fish in the Animal Crossing series. It is one of only three fish (the others being the Ribbon Eel and Moray Eel) with a long and thin shadow. It is a rather expensive fish, selling for 2,000 Bells at Tom Nook's store. Like many Animal Crossing series fish, the Eel is a summer fish, and appears in the evening and night, between 4 PM and 9 AM.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#17
Eel
"I caught an eel! I've been told they're rEELy tough to catch! (I'm sorry...)"

Time of year Jun – Sep
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location River
Shadow size Medium
Selling price  2000 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#16

Eel
"I caught an eel! Slippery little sucker!"

Description They are actually born in the ocean. They have scales that are too small to be seen.
Time of year Unknown
Time of day Unknown
Peak times June - August
Location River
Shadow size Long
Fish size 100 cm
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#16

Eel
"I caught an eel! I'm just eel-lated!"

Description Since they can breathe through their skin as long as it's wet, these can live on land.
Time of year Jun - Aug
Time of day 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Long
Fish size About 40 in.
Selling price  2000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#18

Eel
"I caught an eel! Things just got REAL!"

Time of year Jun - Sep 15
Time of day 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak times Jun - Aug:
9 PM - 4 AM
Location River
Shadow size Long
Fish size 100cm
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#49

Eel

Event availability Fishing Tourney: Fireworks
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow size Long
Fish size 52.2 cm - 137.8 cm
Rarity ★★
Catch rate 3.8600%
Selling price  1,200 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

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

In Wild World[edit]

"Grilled eel is supposedly quite succulent, but I have a bit of advice... Do NOT bring live eels to a cookout. Causes a bit of a scene, don't you know." —Blathers

The Eel can be found swimming close to the bottom and occasionally hiding behind the rocks in the river aquarium in the first fish room.

In City Folk[edit]

"Eels are often thought of as river dwellers... but they actually go out to sea to lay their eggs, eh wot? If you can look past their slimy nature, you might notice they have round, expressive little eyes!" —Blathers

The Eel can be found in the right tank in the museum as a brown colored line moving across the bottom.

In New Leaf[edit]

"Eels are born in the ocean but swim upstream through rivers when they become adults. They do, however, eventually swim back to the ocean when it is time to lay eggs. Their blood can be toxic, which is why you've never heard of eel sashimi. It's just too dangerous. Cooked eel, however, is edible and has no poisonous effects to speak of, making it a popular dish. For a long time, the egg-laying locations and habits of eels were largely a mystery. However, they are gradually being revealed through research, making eels a very hot topic of study."

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Eel appeared in a toy set along with Purrl, a cat villager, a Koi and a fish tank.
The Purrl figurine set that includes an Eel figurine

Real-world information[edit]

The American eel, Anguilla rostrata is a fish that spawns in salt water. After hatching, the baby eels make their way to North America, on the east coast. The eels, if hungry enough, may eat their own family to survive the trip to America. They prefer to hunt at night, which is referenced by the time it appears at in Animal Crossing.

Names in other languages[edit]

European Spanish Anguila Eel

European French Anguille Eel

Italian Anguilla Eel