Large bass

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Artwork of large bass
Real-world info
Name: Micropterus salmoides
Family: Centrarchidae - Freshwater sunfish
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 grand bar
 perca grande
 boccalone grande
 grand bar
 perca grande

The large bass is a freshwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. It is a member of the bass family along with the small bass and the bass. In Animal Crossing, the large bass is prized during the Fishing Tourney, as it is the largest bass, giving a better chance of winning the tournament.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Large bass
"I caught a large bass! Well, it's pretty big... I guess..."
Large bass
Time of year[nb 1] All year
Time of day All day
Location River
Shadow size Large
Selling price  3,000 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"My, isn't this a kick in the proverbial pants, eh wot? Quiet a spectacular catch you've got here! This might even garner you top honors in one of the fishing tourneys. A splendid specimen! I'll watch over brute personally. Rest easy on that account, wot wot!"


Real-world information[edit]

A real-life large bass

The large bass is marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. The upper jaw (maxilla) of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit. The largemouth is the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded overall length of (29.5 in/75 cm) and a maximum recorded weight of 25 pounds, 1 ounce (11.4 kg). The fish lives 16 years on average.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese おおきいバス
Ōkī basu
Large bass

Simplified Chinese 大鲈鱼
Dà lúyú
Large bass

German Flussbarsch Perch

European Spanish perca grande Big perch

European French grand bar Large bass

Italian boccalone grande Lit. 'big mouthful'


  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.