Giant Snakehead

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Giant Snakehead
 
Japanese ライギョ Korean 가물치 Chinese 黑鱼
French Tête-de-serpent Italian Pesce serpente Spanish Pez cabeza de serpiente
German Schlangenkopf Dutch Rode slangenkopvis Russian Змееголов
Giant Snakehead NH.png
Scientific name Channa micropeltes
(giant snakehead)
Family Channidae (snakeheads)
Time of year June to August
Time of day 9 AM to 4 PM
Location River (Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Pond (New Horizons)
Size 85 cm
Shadow size Very Large
Rarity Rare
Selling price 6,500 Bells (Animal Crossing)
5,500 Bells (Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, New Horizons)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Giant Snakehead (ライギョ, Raigyo) is the daytime counterpart of the Gar. They can be sold for 5,500 Bells in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and 6,500 in Animal Crossing. They are found between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., from June to August.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#16

Giant Snakehead
"I caught a giant snakehead! Yup! A giant snakehead. Who names these things?"

Times June - August: 9AM - 4PM
Location River pool
Shadow Size Very Large
Rarity -
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 6,500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#17

Giant Snakehead
"I caught a giant snakehead! ACK! It's got a huge head!"

Description Their name comes from their snakelike look. Their teeth are strong, so watch your fingers.
Times June - August: 9AM - 4PM
Peak Times July - August
Location River pool
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 80 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#17

Giant Snakehead
"I caught a giant snakehead! No puny snakeheads for me!"

Description These are named for how they look. Watch your digits near those sharp teeth!
Times June - August: 9AM - 4PM
Peak Times
Location River pool
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size About 34 inches (86 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#19

Giant Snakehead
"I caught a giant snakehead! But where's the rest of the snake?"

Times June - August: 9 AM to 4 PM
Peak Times -
Location River Pool
Shadow Size Very Large
Fish Size 85cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#118

Giant Snakehead

Event Availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate 3.5907%
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]

#19

Giant Snakehead
"I caught a giant snakehead! Um...but I asked for a medium?"

Time of Year North: Jun – Aug
South: Dec – Feb
Time of Day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location Pond
Shadow Size Large
Rarity
Total Catch
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5500 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 8250 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Upon the players' donating the snakehead to the Museum, Blathers says the following:

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"What a stupendous beast! It must have taken great effort to land this fearsome creature, eh wot? I've heard that giant snakehead carry parasites. Be sure to throughly cook them before eating. Blech! Parasites! Of course, we'll accept this one. Have no worries, we'll take special care of it.

In Wild World[edit]

"I firmly believe the best way to prepare a fish is the way the locals do it... Based on that philosophy chili-pepper flakes are a must with giant snakehead! And if you notice one shaking chili flakes On YOU, might I suggest fleeing?"

In City Folk[edit]

"...What a giant snakehead! These fish are notorious for their tremendous appetites, eh wot? Much like a snake, once one of these grabs its prey, naught can convince it to let go... I should think a few well-placed owl kicks might convince it, should one ever take a liking to me! In any case, this fish doesn't hunt all year 'round. It hates the cold and hibernates through winter. I've come up with a smashing nickname for it... "The Scourge of Summer!" Marvelous, eh wot?"

After donation, the giant snakehead can be found in the big, left-hand fish tank with other river fish.

In New Horizons[edit]

"The giant snakehead is quite a sight to behold, wot! One glance conjures up visions of its namesake. This resilient creature can even find a home in the mud, where it is able to breathe. As a matter of fact, it dislikes cold weather, so during wintertime the mud serves as its temporary home. I hear that they eat anything that swims past their head... While odd, I feel a sense of owlship with them."

Gallery[edit]

Further information[edit]

A real life giant snakehead.

The giant snakehead is the largest in the family Channidae, capable of growing to over one meter in length (three feet) and a weight of over 20 kilograms (40 pounds). They are predators, and they can consume organisms ranging from small fish to other snakeheads.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ライギョ
raigyo
"Thunder fish"

Korean 가물치
gamulchi
(Northern) snakehead

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
黑鱼 / 鱧魚
hēiyú / lǐyú
"Black fish" / Snakehead

Russian Змееголов
Zmeyegolov
(Northern) snakehead

Dutch Rode slangekopvis Red snakehead

German Schlangenkopf Snakehead

European Spanish Cabeza serpiente
Pez cabeza de serpiente
Lit. "snake head"
"Snake-headed fish"

European French Gobie géant
Tête-de-serpent NH
Giant goby
Lit. "snake head"

Italian Pesce serpente "Snake fish"