Giant trevally

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Giant Trevally NH Icon.png Giant trevally  
Artwork of giant trevally
Real-world info
Name: Caranx ignobilis
(giant trevally)

Family: Carangidae (jacks)
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Carangue grosse tête
 Jurel gigante
 Carango gigante
 Гигантский каранкс
 Carangue grosse tête
 Jurel gigante

The giant trevally (ロウニンアジ, Rōnin'aji) is a fish that was introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is found exclusively on Tortimer Island year round in New Leaf, and off the pier from late spring to mid fall in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In both games, it has a very large shadow size and appears all day long.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Giant trevally
"I caught a giant trevally! Pfff. I've seen bigger!"

Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location Tortimer Island
Shadow size Very large
Fish size 180 cm
Selling price  4,500 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Giant trevally

Event availability What a Catch! Fish Goals
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow size Huge
Fish size 175.1 cm - 184.9 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time
Selling price  3,500 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Giant trevally
"I caught a giant trevally! Yeah, I'm pretty well-trevalled."

Time of year North: May – Oct
South: Nov – Apr
Time of day All day
Location Pier
Shadow size Very large
Rarity Rare
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total fish
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 4,500 Bells
 C.J. 6,750 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

The information board in front of the tank that houses the giant trevally says the following:

"Though you wouldn't guess it because of their size, giant trevallys are actually a type of mackerel. Unlike normally slim and sleek mackerels, giant trevallys have wide, silver bodies. Surprisingly, though, these fish cannot tolerate the cold, so they tend to live in warmer places. Their jaw strength is great enough to bite off a person's finger, so be very careful when fishing for them!"

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:

"The giant trevally, as befits its name, can reach six feet in length and 180 pounds! Its size and strength have made it a favored opponent for anglers since time immemorial. They are also ingenious hunters, sometimes taking advantage of other predators to distract their prey. There have even been documented cases of them attacking—gulp—birds."

Once donated, the giant trevally can be found in the north-east room of the fish exhibit, in the large central tank with the porthole windows. It will often swim near the glass wall, and sometimes will try to pierce the anchovy school, scattering them for a moment—it shares this behavior with many of the large fish also in this tank.

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

During a Fishing Tourney, when given a giant trevally, Chip will say the following:

"With giant trevally, anything goes! Sashimi, grilled, fried... It's all tasty! Maybe even smoked in a sandwich! Course I'll just be eating this guy as is. No reservations here! YUM!"


Real-world information[edit]

The giant trevally is a large fish located in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region. It has a typical silver color, but males may turn black as they grow older.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ロウニンアジ
Giant trevally (lit. "wanderer mackerel")

Korean 무명갈전갱이

Simplified Chinese 白面弄鱼
báimiànnòngyú / làngrén shēn
Giant trevally (Traditional: lit. "wanderer mackerel")

Traditional Chinese 浪人鯵

Russian Гигантский каранкс
Gigantskiy karanks
Giant trevally (lit. "giant Caranx")

Dutch Reuzenhorsmakreel Giant trevally (lit. "giant horse mackerel")

German Pferdemakrele (NL)
Stachelmakrele (NH)
Horse mackerel

European Spanish Jurel gigante Giant trevally (lit. "giant horse mackerel")

European French Carangue grosse tête Giant trevally (lit. "big-headed carangid")

Italian Carango gigante Giant carangid