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"I got a lobster! More like a sobster now!" —New Leaf
Japanese ロブスター Korean 바닷가재 Chinese 龙虾
French Homard Italian Astice Spanish Bogavante
German Hummer Dutch Kreeft Russian Unknown
Lobster NH.png
Scientific name Homarus americanus
Family Nephropidae - Clawed Lobster
Time of year November to February
Time of day All day
Location Sea
Size 60 cm
Shadow size Very Large
Rarity Rare
Selling price 2,500 Bells
Main Appearances

As fish:

As sea creature:

Other Appearances

The Lobster (ロブスター, Robusutā) is a type of sea creature (type of fish prior to New Leaf and in Pocket Camp) in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. In New Leaf, it is used in the Tom Yum Goong recipe during the Harvest Festival.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Lobster was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In City Folk[edit]


"I caught a lobster! That makes me a lobSTAR!"

Description These are the créme de la créme of the shrimp group.
Times November - February: All Day
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size About 20 inches (60 cm)
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]



Event Availability Fishing Tourney #9
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Sparkling
Fish Size 54.3 cm - 75.7 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Event only.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells

In New Horizons[edit]


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"I got a lobster! Lobjective complete."

Time of Year North: unknown
South: June-July and Oct-Dec
Time of Day Unknown
Shadow Size Large
Shadow Movement Unknown
Total Catches* Unknown
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png ?? Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all bugs, fish, and sea creatures in the Animal Crossing series, the Lobster can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. Upon donating, he will tell the player a bit of information about the Lobster.

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donating to the Museum in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Blathers will say;

"Lobsters rather remind me of shrimp, though many call them crawfish of the sea. Size varies by species, but some lobsters have been known to grow to a massive 120 centimeters (48 inches) in length. ...I rather dislike them, actually. Their clicky legs and vile bellies call insects to mind, I'm afraid."

The Lobster can be found in the back tank, crawling on the bottom.

In New Leaf[edit]

The Lobster in New Leaf

The Lobster is now classed as a sea creature rather than a fish, meaning that it is no longer caught by using a fishing rod; rather, the player must dive underwater once they have obtained a wet suit. After being donated, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the Sea exhibit. The exhibit has this to say about the Lobster:

"Lobsters live in the ocean, have large, powerful claws, and are closely related to crawfish. They are a delicacy, also known by the names "crawfish of the sea" or "homard," their French name. However, unlike crawfish, they are much bigger and can live for more than a hundred years. Lobsters are aggressive and will pinch with their claws if you don't properly bind them while handling."

In New Horizons[edit]

Further information[edit]

Lobsters are invertebrates and can be found all over the world. They have an exoskeleton which protects them from predators, which they molt in order to grow, making them incredibly vulnerable at this point of time. They live in rocky areas under the sea, which also helps them to protect themselves from predators. Lobsters come in different forms, clawless and clawed but they all have ten legs (the claws on clawed lobsters are adapted to be legs). Lobsters can be known to live up to one hundred years.

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