Large Char

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Large Char
Artwork of Large Char
Real-world info
Name: Salvelinus alpinus
Family: Salmonidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 salmerino alpino

Not to be confused with the Char, a smaller fish that is sometimes referred to as the Large Char.

The Large Char is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. It is replaced by the Char in games past Doubutsu no Mori e+.

The Large Char is in the salmon family, and is the second most expensive fish in that family, apart from the Stringfish.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Large Char
"I caught a large char! I wonder how it tastes charbroiled..."

Time of year Mar – Jun; Sep – Nov
Time of day 4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM
Location Waterfall
Shadow size Large
Selling price  10,000 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Blathers will say the following if the player donates the large char:

"Oh! What a large and CHAR-ming fish. That was dismal, wasn't it? Mum warned me to avoid comedy. Regardless of my shabby comedic failings, this fish will have a safe and comfortable home here."

The large char appears in the first left tank of the aquarium.


Real-world information[edit]

The Salvelinus alpinus or arctic char is closely related to the salmon and trout, sharing characteristics from both. It is native to arctic, sub-Arctic and alpine lakes. No other freshwater fish can be found as far north as this fish. It is a rare fish in Britain, only found in glacial lakes but can be the only fish to be found in lakes around the Canada Arctic. In Scandinavia, it is extremely common and fished extensively. The color of the fish varies between pale pink and bright red. It is an alternative fishing solution to rainbow trout for a farming fish because it uses very little resources. Char feed mainly on insects, but can feed on fish and small crustaceans. It is a larger version of the char.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese おおイワナ
Ō iwana
Large Char

Simplified Chinese 大岩鱼 (iQue)
Dàyán yú
Big Rock Fish

German Saibling Char

European Spanish Trucha Trout

European French Omble Char

Italian Salmerino alpino Arctic Char