The pond, also called a holding pond, is the smallest body of water in a Animal Crossing series town. It is the small patch of water that would probably fit inside a six-by-six sized room in the player's house. Prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are usually two ponds in every town, with some towns having more depending on the layout, and some towns having only one. In Animal Crossing, a town has a very small chance of being generated without any ponds. The fish are small and not worth much, but they are exclusive to ponds. Only two bugs are found in ponds; the pondskater and diving beetle. No fish will appear in ponds during winter, but trash can still be caught in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, several fish that were previously river fish are now found in ponds instead, increasing the variety and price range of fish available from ponds.
- Carp (New Horizons only)
- Catfish (New Horizons only)
- Gar (New Horizons only)
- Giant Snakehead (New Horizons only)
- Goldfish (New Horizons only)
- Koi (New Horizons only)
- Popeyed Goldfish (New Horizons only)
- Ranchu Goldfish
The player fishing in a pond in Animal Crossing
The player and two villagers fishing in a pond in New Leaf