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Pike NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Esox lucius
(northern pike)

Family: Esocidae (pikes)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese パイク
Korean 강꼬치고기
Italian Luccio nordico
German Hecht

Simplified Chinese 白斑狗鱼
French Brochet
Spanish Lucio
Dutch Snoek

Traditional Chinese 白斑狗魚
Quebec French Brochet
Latin American Spanish Lucio
Russian Щука

The Pike[nb 1] is an uncommon river fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. It is a large, green-yellow fish with white spots and yellow fins, and it is available from fall to early winter.

Catch details[edit]

In City Folk[edit]


"I didn't catch a pike! PSYCH!"

Description These like cold water. They have sharp teeth, so be careful when reeling them in!
Time of Year Sep - Dec
Time of Day 4 AM - 9 PM
Peak Times N/A
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size About 52 in.
Rarity Unknown
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1800 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a pike! Oh, yes, I like!"

Time of Year Sep - Dec
Time of Day 4 AM - 9 PM
Peak Times N/A
Location River
Shadow Size Very large
Fish Size 120 cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1800 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]



Event Availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Very large
Fish Size 99.0 cm - 141.2 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a pike! Think a swordfish would be up for a duel?"

Time of Year North: Sep – Dec
South: Mar – Jun
Time of Day All day
Location River
Shadow Size X-Large
Rarity Uncommon
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1800 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2700 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will comment on the player's donation as follows:

"Hootie hoo... Why, you've managed to catch quite a massive fish, haven't you? Commendable! The pike, a relative of the salmon, can grow to...a whopping 52 inches (130 centimeters) or more in length! If I met one of these during a dip in the water, I do believe I'd launch into thrashing panic mode!"

It can be found in the middle-right tank in the Aquarium exhibit.

In New Leaf[edit]

"Pike are only found in cold water, so they cannot live in warmer parts of the world. They can grow over three feet (90 cm) long and as such are a very popular fish with anglers. Pike have a slightly protruding jaw and large mouths with sharp teeth, making them powerful predators. They use these teeth for tearing apart not only other fish but also birds and other aquatic creatures."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The pike has always reminded me a bit of salmon, although a pike can grow rather larger. These brutes can grow to over four feet long...sometimes MUCH over! Hoo hoo! It is carnivorous and preys not only on other fish, but also mammals and some waterfowl...If I were to meet one in the water, I would have a most difficult time keeping my wits about me."


Real-world information[edit]

A real-life Pike

The Esox Lucius, or Northern Pike, is one of the two living species of the Esox family; the other one being the Muskellunge or Musky. They can live up to 30 years of age. A pike's diet consists mainly of small shoal fish, insects, amphibians, and small mammals (such as moles and mice). Even small or young birds can be a target. They have also been known to be cannibalistic, sometimes feeding on smaller pike. Pike can be found in North America and Europe.


  1. Japanese: パイク Hepburn: Paiku