Pale Chub

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Pale Chub
Pale Chub NH.png
Scientific name
Zacco platypus
(pale chub)
Family
Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
Months available All year
Times available 9 am to 4 pm
Location River
Size 8 to 12 cm
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Common
Sell price 200 Bells Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Horizons
160 Bells New Leaf
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese オイカワ
Simplified Chinese 溪哥
French Chevaine
Spanish Cacho
Italian Zacco
Russian Светлый закко

Korean 피라미
Traditional Chinese 溪哥
Quebec French Chevaine
Latin American Spanish Cacho
German Döbel
Dutch Japanse drakenvis


The Pale Chub (オイカワ, Oikawa) is a common fish found in rivers. It can be found in all of the Animal Crossing series games in rivers between 9AM – 4PM all-year round. It is an inexpensive fish that sells for 200 Bells at Nook's Cranny.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#9

Pale Chub
"I caught a pale chub! Looks like it could use a little sun... and a little diet"

Times All Year: 9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow Size Small
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#2

Pale Chub
"I caught a Pale Chub! It could use some sun."

Description They can be caught and eaten year-round! The fisherman's best friend.
Times All Year: 9AM – 4PM
Peak Times Mar – Jun
Aug – Nov
Location River
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 15 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#2

Pale Chub
"I caught a pale chub! Chub a dub dub!"

Description People who fish love this species, which can be caught year-round.
Times All Year: 4AM – 9PM
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size About 6 inches (15 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#2

Pale Chub
""I caught a pale chub! It could use some sun!""

Times All Year: 9 AM – 4 PM
Peak Times Mar – Jun
Aug – Nov
Location River
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 15cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#10

Pale Chub

Event Availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 12.5 cm - 17.4 cm
Rarity
Catch Rate 20.0180%
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]

#2

Pale Chub
"I caught a pale chub! That name seems a bit judgy..."

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow Size X-Small
Rarity
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

When handing the Pale Chub Blathers in the Museum, he will say the following before thanking the player for the donation:

Animal Crossing[edit]

"Oh? Is that a fact? It's sometimes called a mountain trout? But it's not a trout! What rot! Well, regardless, I'll see that it gets the proper care. You have my word on it!"

Wild World[edit]

"You know, I'm sure these are technically edible... Even so, I don't think there are too many people who actually DO eat them, wot? I suppose if one were to batter them with some delectable spices..."

City Folk[edit]

"The pale chub is a freshwater fish. During its spawning season, it turns a vivid blue, wot wot? But all the eggs do have similarities... Telling what sort of beastie laid the egg is difficult, wot wot? Rather fascinating how a fish normally so plain can put forth such an effort when love is on the line... Perhaps I might stand to adopt that fish philosophy myself, and quite soon!"

New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the information board in front of the tank says:

"These fish are related to carp, with distinguishing features such as long ventral fins and protruding mouths. They have good jumping abilities, which allow them to jump up and grab bugs hanging around the water. They are known as very active fish with rather scrappy attitudes, making them tenacious survivors. During mating season, the male's stomach turns pink and its back turns blue. Females love this."

New Horizons[edit]

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

The pale chub is a river fish with simple back-and-silver coloring. Interestingly, the males' coloring becomes most vibrant when he's trying to attract a mate! Though normally plain, these fellows really know how to look stylish when they want to. Perhaps I could learn a thing or two from the pale chub...

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

The pale chub is type of freshwater minnow. It is listed as harmless and not in any danger. It can be found in Korea, where its real name is the Pirami. It lives in fast flowing rivers and streams, and it feeds off of insect larvae and algae, and smaller fish. During mating season, the male Pirani changes color rapidly to impress a suitable female. They actively feed during the evening or when the weather is overcast.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese オイカワ
oikawa
Pale chub

Korean 피라미
pirami
Pale chub

Simplified Chinese 溪哥
xīgē
Pale chub

Russian Светлый закко
Svetlyy zakko
Pale chub

Dutch Japanse drakenvis Japanese dragonfish

German Döbel Chub

European Spanish Cacho Chub

European French Chevaine Chub

Italian Zacco Part of scientific name