Giant catfish

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Giant Catfish PG Icon.png Giant catfish  
Artwork of giant catfish
Real-world info
Name: Pangasianodon gigas
Family: Pangasiidae - Shark catfish
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 silure géant
 siluro gigante
 p. gatto gigante
 silure géant
 siluro gigante

The giant catfish is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series that appears in every first-generation Animal Crossing game. It appears in the lake during the summer.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Giant catfish
"I caught a giant catfish! (That's because I used a giant mousefish as bait!)"
Giant catfish
Time of year[nb 1] Jun – Aug
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location Lake
Shadow size Very large
Selling price  3,000 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

When a giant catfish is donated, Blathers will say this:

"Hoo my! What a large fish! If I remember correctly, these beasties can only be caught in ponds, wot wot! Catfish whiskers don't actually sting, you know. The 'sting' comes from stiff pectoral barbs located below the gills. Simply ecstatic to have this fine fellow. We'll take good care of him. Hoo! I promise you that!"


Real-world information[edit]

The Mekong giant catfish is an Asian fish. It is critically endangered.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese おおナマズ
Ō namazu
Great catfish

Simplified Chinese 大鲇鱼 (iQue)
Dà nián yú
Big catfish

German Riesenwels Giant catfish

European Spanish siluro gigante Giant catfish

European French silure géant Giant catfish

Italian p. gatto gigante Giant catfish


  1. All bugs and fish in the first-generation games can appear at a lower spawn rate up to five days before the start of their first month of availability.

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