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PG Lake.png
The lake in Animal Crossing
Type Water
Generation probability Always

The lake a large area filled with water sourced by the river that runs through town in Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. It is a prominent location in the town, serving as the site of several events throughout the year.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, the lake is a distinct area of the town marked out on the map and features a small jetty and lily pads growing the center of the lake. A large open area lies next to the lake where numerous events are hosted, including the Fishing Tourney, Fireworks Show, Harvest Moon Festival and Countdown. Chip will set up a tent during the Fishing Tourney, Redd sets up a stall during the Fireworks Festical, and a board will be erected during Countdown to indicate the time left until the New Year. Reflections of fireworks and the moon can be viewed in the water during the events in which they occur.

In addition to all standard river fish, four fish appear only in the lake: the Brook Trout, Giant Catfish, Giant Snakehead, and the Japan-only Herabuna.

In other games[edit]

A part of a river that resembles a lake in City Folk

In later games, the lake is no longer a distinct area. However, towns will generate a section of river that widens significantly into a pool resembling a small lake, but containing river fish. In New Horizons, wide sections of river are no longer naturally generated, and all previous lake fish are now found in ponds. Many of the Mystery Island Tour destinations feature large bodies of water that resemble lakes but contain the same fish as ponds.


The following fish can be found exclusively in the lake:

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Lake fish in Animal Crossing

# Name Icon Sell price Shadow size Location Time Months
2 Brook trout brook trout  150 Bells Medium Medium Lake All day JFMAMJJASOND
8 Giant catfish giant catfish  3,000 Bells Very Large Very Large Lake 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
16 Giant snakehead giant snakehead  6,500 Bells Very Large Very Large Lake 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND


Japan-only lake fish in Animal Crossing

# Name Icon Sell price Shadow size Location Time Months
2 Herabuna herabuna  300 Bells Medium Medium Lake All day JFMAMJJASOND