Octopus (fish)

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Not to be confused with Umbrella Octopus.
This article is about the fish and sea creature. For the villager species, see Octopus (species).


Octopus
Octopus NH.png
Scientific name
Unknown
Family
Unknown
Months available September to January, March to July
Times available All day
Location Sea
Size 60 cm
Shadow size Medium
Rarity Uncommon
Sell price 800 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese タコ
Korean 문어
Italian Polpo
German Oktopus

Simplified Chinese 章鱼
French Poulpe
Spanish Pulpo
Dutch Octopus

Traditional Chinese 章魚
Quebec French Pieuvre
Latin American Spanish Pulpo
Russian Осьминог


The Octopus (タコ, Tako) is a sea creature (fish prior to New Leaf and in Pocket Camp) in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

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

Catch details[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

#37

Octopus (fish)
"Unknown catch quote."

Times Sep – Jan: All day
Mar – Jul: All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size Unknown
Rarity Unknown
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 450 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#49

Octopus (fish)
"I caught an octopus! You're mine, suckers!"

Description As intelligent as a ten-month-old human baby, they can change their colors to match their surroundings.
Times Sep – Jan: All day
Mar – Jul: All day
Peak Times Unknown
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 60 cm
Rarity Unknown
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#54

Octopus (fish)
"I caught an octopus! Now its a shockedopus!"

Description People think octopi are red, but they change color to match surroundings.
Times Sep – Jan: All day
Mar – Jul: All day
Peak Times Unknown
Location Sea
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size About 24 inches (50 cm)
Rarity Unknown
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#26

Octopus (fish)
"I got an octopus! Find out about it on my podcast!"

Times Sep – Jan: All day
Mar – Jul: All day
Peak Times Unknown
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Shadow Movement Erratic
Sea Creature Size 50 cm
Rarity Unknown
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#61

Octopus (fish)

Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 41.7 cm – 58.2 cm
Rarity
Catch Rate 13.0095%
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

In New Horizons[edit]

#20

Octopus (fish)
"I got an octopus! It can give four hugs at once!"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size Medium
Shadow Movement Slow
Rarity
Total Catches

*

0
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]


In Wild World[edit]

"I think Octopus, and I think fried octo-bits, eh wot? That said, I have to say my all-time favorite has to be octo-potpie. Hoo hoo!"

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers's comment is as follows:

"Ah, yes, hoo, the octopus. Did you know the blood of the octopus is actually colored blue? With its eight legs and predilection for spewing ink...you'd think people would be repulsed by it. And yet, perhaps due to its fetching shape, the octopus remains one of the most loved sea creatures!"

The Octopus appears in the back tank, staying in the rock crevice towards the right. If the Octopus is placed in a home, it appears in a medium square tank with rocks so it can live in the crevice.

In New Leaf[edit]

After being donated, the Octopus can be found hiding in a pot in the large pool in the first room of the sea exhibit. The exhibit has this to say about the Octopus:

"Many people think octopuses have eight legs, but those are not legs. Their tentacles are actually arms. They have a strange anatomy, with their head located between their body and arms. The flexible arms are perfect for catching all kinds of crab, shrimp, and shellfish, especially in reefs. When attacked by predators, octopuses emit a black ink that spreads through the water. This greatly reduces visibility and allows them to escape, making them highly skilled at disappearing."

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"With its eight limbs, three hearts and surprisingly big brain, the octopus is quite the wonder! It is also an escape artist like no other! You see, the octopus has specialized skin cells that can change color and texture with lightning speed. Thus it can look for all the world like a patch of seabed one minute...and a pile of rocks the next! But the deception doesn't stop there, wot wot. When attacked by a predator, the octopus releases a cloud of ink and–POOF–makes its escape! Let's just call the octopus what it is, shall we? The ninja of the deep!"

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life Octopus rubescense

Octopus rubescens generally grows to a mantle length of 8–10 cm, and arm length of 30–40 cm. Adult weight is generally 100-150 grams, however occasionally animals up to 400 grams in weight have been observed. Like all octopuses, O. rubescens can change its color and texture, making its appearance highly variable. Color can vary from a deep brick red, to brown, to white, or mottled mixtures of the three. The octopus from the Animal Crossing series is the East Pacific Red Octopus.

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese タコ
tako
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Korean 문어
muneo
-

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
章鱼 / 章魚
zhāngyú
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Russian Осьминог
Os'minog
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Dutch Octopus -

German Oktopus -

European Spanish Pulpo -

European French Poulpe -

Quebec French Pieuvre -

Italian Polpo -