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
Real-world info
Name: Octopus sinensisDnMe+PC
(Japanese common octopus)
Amphioctopus fangsiaoNH
(gold-spot octopus)

Family: Octopodidae (typical octopuses)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 タコ
 문어
 Polpo
 Oktopus
 章鱼
 Poulpe
 Pulpo
 Octopus
 章魚
 Pieuvre
 Pulpo
 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]

#45
Octopus (fish)
"夕コを つりあげた! これで もう、おスミつきだ!"
Translation: "I caught an octopus! Now I've got a seal of approval!"

Time of year Mar – Jul; Sep – Jan
Time of day All day
Location Sea
Shadow size Large
Selling price  450 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture 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.
Time of year Unknown
Time of day Unknown
Peak times Unknown
Location Sea
Shadow size Medium
Fish size 60 cm
Rarity Unknown
Selling price  500 Bells
Furniture 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.
Time of year Mar - Jul; Sep - Jan
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location Sea
Shadow size Small
Fish size About 24 in.
Selling price  500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#26

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

Time of year Mar - Jul; Sep 16 - Jan
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Shadow size Medium
Shadow movement Erratic
Sea creature size 50 cm
Rarity Unknown
Selling price  1200 Bells
Furniture 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  10 Bells
Request reward  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
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  1200 Bells
Furniture 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!"

The Octopus is found alongside with the Gazami Crab within the large aquarium that's located in the room in front of the main fish exhibit.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life Octopus rubescens

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 in the Animal Crossing series is the East Pacific Red Octopus.

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese タコ
tako
octopus

Korean 문어
muneo
octopus

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
章鱼 / 章魚
zhāngyú
octopus

Russian Осьминог
Os'minog
octopus

Dutch Octopus octopus

German Krake octopus

European Spanish Pulpo octopus

European French Poulpe octopus (masculine noun)

Quebec French Pieuvre octopus (feminine noun)

Italian Polpo octopus