Gar

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Gar
Gar NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Atractosteus spatula
(alligator gar)

Family: Lepisosteidae (gars)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ガー
 雀鳝
 Gar
 Pez caimán
 Luccio
 Панцирная щука
 가아
 雀鱔
 Gar
 Pez caimán
 Knochenhecht
 Kaaimansnoek

The Gar (ガー, Gā) is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World. It sells for 6,000 Bells, and it appears in summer from 4:00 PM to 9:00 AM.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

#34

Gar
"I caught a gar! ...Nose like a GARden hose!"

Description They resemble alligators, and are so large, they can even eat waterfowl.
Time of year Unknown
Time of day Unknown
Peak times -
Location River pool
Shadow size Huge
Fish size 190 cm
Selling price  6,000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#36

Gar
"I caught a gar! Gar har har HAAAAR!"

Description These ancient, huge, alligator-like fish have been known to eat waterfowl.
Time of year Jun - Sep
Time of day 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak times N/A
Location River pool
Shadow size Huge
Fish size About 76 in.
Selling price  6000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#40

Gar
"I caught a gar! It ain't gettin' too far!"

Time of year Jun - Sep
Time of day 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak times N/A
Location River Pool
Shadow size Huge
Fish size 190 cm
Selling price  6000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#63

Gar

Event availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow size Huge
Fish size 159.5 cm - 221.1 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Request reward  2,000 Bells, 4 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats, Sparkle Stones (1.6%)

In New Horizons[edit]

#43

Gar
"I caught a gar! Yar! It's a gar! Har Har!"

Time of year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location Pond
Shadow size X-Large
Spawn requirement Catch 50 total fish
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 6000 Bells
 C.J. 9000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

When placed in the museum, the Gar shares a tank with the Arapaima, the middle tank in Animal Crossing: Wild World and the middle-right tank in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Until Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Blathers makes a small speech about the donated Gar.

In Wild World[edit]

"<Player>, if you plan to raise a Gar at home, I have some crucial advice. You must be very careful not to overfeed it! These brutes grow much faster than you might suspect, eh wot? Before you know it, it could be bigger than you can handle! The horror!"

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will say this when given the long fish:

"Hoo, I daresay you've really fished a winner this time, my dear owlet! Gar can grow to massive sizes--up to 120 inches! Let's hope this new addition to our museum can grow to an equally enormous size..."

In New Leaf[edit]

"Their long faces and large mouths make them look like alligators. Some can grow up to three yards. They are ancient fish that haven't changed since they first appeared millions of years ago. They breathe not only through gills, but also by sticking their mouths above the surface of the water. Gar eggs are poisonous, so people all over the world are advised to not eat them--no exceptions."

In New Horizons[edit]

"Hoo hoo! So you have snagged a gar. Did you know this beastly fish can grow up to nine feet long? Indeed, the gar is a remnant of times long past--a living fossil, of you will. It not only has sharp teeth and armor-like scales...it has the ability to take breaths of air as well! Ah, to look upon this unusual fish is to get a glimpse of our prehistoric past."

Once donated to the museum, the Gar can be found in the recessed fish tank in the first fish exhibit with the Pike.

Real-world information[edit]

A real life spotted gar

This fish can be caught up to about 4 meters (12 ft) in length. Its scales are diamond-shaped and are sometimes used for jewelery. It appears in North America, particularly the United States of America.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ガー
Approximation of English name

Korean 가아
gaa
Approximation of English name

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
雀鳝 / 雀鱔
quèshàn
Gar

Russian Панцирная щука
Pantsirnaya shchuka
Gar

Dutch Kaaimansnoek Longnose gar (lit. "Caiman pike")

German Knochenhecht Gar (lit. "bony pike")

European Spanish Pez caimán Caiman fish

European French Gar

Italian Luccio Northern pike