Frog (fish)

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This article is about the fish. For the villager species, see Frog (species).
"I caught a frog! Think I should kiss it? ('s all warty!)" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a frog! Leapin'... lizards?" —Wild World
"I caught a frog! What up, frog?" —City Folk
"I caught a frog! Hop to it, froggie!" —New Leaf
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Scientific name Hyla japonica
Family Hylidae - Tree frogs and their allies
Time of year May to August
Time of day All day
Location Holding Ponds
Size About 13 cm
Shadow size Small (croaks)
Rarity Common
Selling price 120 Bells
250 Bells (PAL Wild World)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Frog (カエル, Kaeru) is the most common of the pond fish, although as a frog, it is not a fish, but an amphibian. It sells for a low amount of 120 Bells. It has a distinctive croak heard when the player is approaching it. It appears from May to August all day long.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

The Frog can be donated to the Museum as with other fish and insects. Blathers, the curator, will even give some information on the Frog.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Greeeeeee! Gree! Gree! That's my best Sonoran green toad impression, wot! We do keep frogs and toads here. Well, then, let's get our amphibious friend settled. All the damp comforts of a home. Guaranteed."

The Frog sits on a lilypad on the top right tank in the aquarium upon donation.

In Wild World[edit]

"'This forgotten pond,
observed by a lonely frog,
drains slow, as my youth.'

"That was a haiku, eh wot? Rather an incomprehensable one, but one nonetheless. Many find frogs repulsive, but they're so prevalent, even poets sing of them!"

The Frog sits on a lilypad on the back tank of the first room in the aquarium upon donation.

In City Folk[edit]

"Fascinating... Were you aware that frogs make slight adjustments to their croaks to communicate? Hoo, they say many things to each other! For example, "ouch," "flee," "I like you ♥," and so forth. With enough practice, maybe I can learn to speak with our amphibian friends! ...Hoo-ribbit! Hoo-ribbit!"

The Frog appears in the middle-left tank on a lilypad floating on the surface. It makes no movements, other than croak and move with the lilypad.

In New Leaf[edit]

"These former tadpoles prefer to live near ponds and other damp and swampy places. They dwell on land, so they have lungs and skin as opposed to a set of gills. They like to stick close to water because they require a nice, moist lifestyle. Frogs are moist because they emit a liquid to protect their skin from dryness. If too much moisture evaporates from their thin skins, they could have trouble breathing. It's better not to handle frogs, as some species are poisonous, even to the touch!"

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

Once the player has caught a particular fish or bug, there is information about it in the bug or fish menus. Once the Frog has been caught, the following information can be found in the fish menu:

Wild World[edit]

Frog (fish) WW.png ''Their skin must be wet for them to survive, but they can't live in water."
  • Size- 11.9 cm
  • Habitat- Ponds
  • Season- Summer

City Folk[edit]

Frog (fish) (City Folk).png ''These need to be wet to survive...but they cannot survive in water."
  • Size- 12.1 cm
  • Habitat- Ponds
  • Season- Summer

Further Information[edit]

A real-life Japanese tree frog

The Japanese tree frog is very common and is of least concern on the IUCN Red List.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カエル
Spanish Rana Same as in English.
French Grenouille Frog


  • In Animal Crossing, upon catching the Frog, the player makes a comment about the Frog being warty, despite frogs having no warts. It is likely that it was confused with the toad.