Moon jellyfish

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Moon Jellyfish NH Icon.png Moon jellyfish  
Artwork of moon jellyfish
Real-world info
Name: Aurelia aurita
Family: Ulmaridae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ミズクラゲ
 海月水母
 Méduse lune
 Medusa luna
 Medusa aurelia
 Ушастая аурелия
 보름달물해파리
 海月水母
 Méduse lune
 Medusa luna
 Ohrenqualle
 Oorkwal

The moon jellyfish (known as the jellyfish prior to New Horizons) is a critter in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori+. In games prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it is a fish, and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is a sea creature.

Prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the jellyfish is unique in that it has the shortest range of any fish at only two weeks (August 16 through August 31), and that it has the lowest selling price of any fish at 100 Bells. While not catchable in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, jellyfish appear as obstacles while swimming that stun the player if swam into.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#36
Moon jellyfish
"I caught a jellyfish! I wonder how it would taste on some toast..."

Time of year Aug 16 – 31
Time of day All day
Location Sea
Shadow size Medium
Selling price  100 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#37

Moon jellyfish
"I caught a jellyfish! I'm in some kind of jam!"

Description These plankton have a vicious sting!
Time of year Aug 16 – 31
Time of day Unknown
Peak times N/A
Location Sea
Shadow size Small
Fish size 25 cm
Selling price  100 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#39

Moon jellyfish
"I caught a jellyfish! Now all I need is a peanut-butter fish."

Description Watch out for the second sting of this type of plankton!
Time of year Aug 16 – 31
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location Sea
Shadow size Small
Fish size About 10 in.
Selling price  100 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Horizons[edit]

As with all sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the moon jellyfish was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update (Wave 1).

#9

Moon jellyfish
"I got a moon jellyfish! Now to find a sun peanutbutterfish."

Time of year North: Jul – Sep
South: Jan – Mar
Time of day All day
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Very slow
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  600 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all fish, bugs, and sea creatures in the Animal Crossing series, the moon jellyfish can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers. He will tell the player the following upon donation:

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Jellyfish and other gelatinous creatures are some of the ocean's most beautiful animal life. Some of them do pack a painful sting, but you'll be fine if you observe them from a respectful distance. Now than, let's get this one squared away in it's new home, eh wot?"

In Wild World[edit]

"You can actually find these in restaurants, though which ones I do not know. Jellyfish can grow to be almost three feet long, did you know that?! That crunchy texture... It takes rather an open mind to enjoy, eh wot?"

In City Folk[edit]

"...Hoo, are you aware that the jellyfish is completely without bones? There's a legend that says the jellyfish had bones long ago, but they were taken away by a sea deity. ...Yes, the reason was that the jellyfish was quite the gossip and was eventually punished for it... Getting boneless... Rather a stiff punishment, eh wot?"

The jellyfish appears in the museum's right circular tank. It just hovers in the same place, occasionally jumping forward a bit.

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Ah, the moon jellyfish...what's not to love about this pretty floating flower of the sea... Well, I suppose its tentacles do give a sting when touched...but it's only a mild thing to the likes of us. Other creatures may not be so fond of this translucent beauty. Though who can blame them, really? Moon jellyfish have stinging cells called cnidocytes that kill fish and other small critters that float by. And they use their "oral arms" to pull these morsels into their mouths and stomachs. Indeed, one need but observe the moon jellyfish to see how brutal AND beautiful nature can be."

After being donated, it will be visible in a large swarm under a floorglass by the sea butterfly's tank.

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

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

"I've heard of jellyfish being used in Chinese food, but it's also great in burritos! Nyuuuk nyuk nyuk nyuk!"

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life moon jellyfish

The moon jellyfish is almost entirely translucent, usually about 25–40 cm (10–16 in) in diameter. It feeds by collecting medusae, plankton, and mollusks with its tentacles, and bringing them into its body for digestion. It is capable of only limited motion, and drifts with the current, even when swimming.
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ミズクラゲ
mizu-kurage
Moon jellyfish, lit. "water jellyfish"

Korean 보름달물해파리
boreumdalmulhaepari
Moon jellyfish, lit. "moon water jellyfish"

Simplified Chinese 海月水母
hǎiyuè shuǐmǔ
Moon jellyfish, lit. "sea moon jellyfish"

Russian Ушастая аурелия
Ushastaya aureliya
Moon jellyfish, lit. "big-eared Aurelia"

Dutch Oorkwal Moon jellyfish, lit. "ear jellyfish"

German Ohrenqualle Moon jellyfish, lit. "ear jellyfish"

European Spanish Medusa luna Moon jellyfish

European French Méduse lune Moon jellyfish

Italian Medusa aurelia Aurelia jellyfish