Rainbow Trout

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Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout NL.png
Real-world info
Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss
(rainbow trout)

Family: Salmonidae (salmons and trouts)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ニジマス
Korean Unknown
Italian Unknown
German Unknown

Simplified Chinese N/A
French Truite
Spanish Trucha arcoíris
Dutch Regenboogforel

Traditional Chinese N/A
Quebec French Truite
Latin American Spanish Trucha arcoíris
Russian Радужная форель


The Rainbow Trout (ニジマス, Nijimasu) is a common fish that appears at different times of the year. From March to June, it can be found between 4am to 9am and 4pm to 9pm, but can be found again in Autumn from September to November, between 4am to 9pm. It sells for 800 Bells at Tom Nook's store.




Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Rainbow Trout
"I caught a rainbow trout! Now that's a trout of a different color!"

Times March - June: 4AM - 9AM & 4PM - 9PM
September - November: 4AM - 9PM
Location River
Shadow Size Medium
Rarity Common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 650 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#25

Rainbow Trout
"I caught a rainbow trout! A trout of many colors!"

Description Their orange color resembles a rainbow. Because they are hearty eaters, they are fun to catch and good to eat.
Times March-June: 4AM - 9AM & 4PM - 9PM
September - November: 9AM - 4PM
Peak Times March - May
Location River
Shadow Size Medium-Large
Fish Size 70 cm
Rarity Common
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 800 Bells
PAL: 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 650 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#26

Rainbow Trout
"I caught a rainbow trout! Where's my pot of gold?!"

Description Males of this species turn a vibrant rainbow color during the breeding period.
Times March - June: 4AM - 9AM; 4PM - 9PM
September - November: 4AM - 9PM
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size About 32 inches (80 cm)
Rarity Common
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 800 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#28

Rainbow Trout
"I caught a rainbow trout! That's what I'm talking about!"

Times March - June: 4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM
September - November: 4 AM - 9 PM
Peak Times March - May; October
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 60cm
Rarity Common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 800 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#14

Rainbow Trout

Event Availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 46.8 cm - 73.1 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%)

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all bugs and fish in the Animal Crossing series, the Rainbow Trout can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator, who will follow the donation with some information.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to time. Drives fishermen batty, wot!"

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Blathers will say the following when given the Rainbow Trout:

"Rainbow trout is best if cooked straightaway out of the water, eh wot? There are many recipes for this marvelous fish, too many to count! Sauteed trout almondine is a traditional preparation, for example. You can just tell by the name of that dish that it's pricey, can't you?"

After donation, the rainbow trout can be found in the second tank of the aquarium.

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Blathers will say the following when given the Rainbow Trout:

"Did you know that the most popular bait used for rainbow-trout fishing is a few salmon eggs? Rather horrific when you remember that rainbow trout and salmon are related... Blech."

Once donated, it can be found in the middle-left tank in the aquarium.

In New Leaf[edit]

"When rainbow trout get bigger, they develop a pretty pink band from their gills to their tails. Some of them spend their entire lives in rivers, while others live in the ocean. Steelhead trout are a unique type of rainbow trout that live in the ocean and return to freshwater to spawn. Rainbow trout are a major species of fish, but finding them in the wild is actually fairly rare."

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

The rainbow fish or Oncorhynchus mykiss is a member of the salmon family native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. Rainbow trout vary in color - lake varieties light and silvery while river variants are vibrant and colorful. It is a type of sport fish, which means a fish that has been introtuced to countries simply to be caught for the purpose of sport. Popular bait used for rainbow-trout fishing is salmon eggs, which causes confusion because they are related. Introducing this fish to parts of South America has caused problems for native fish, by either being eaten, outsported or catching disease, which has given them the label of pest by fisheries. Rainbow trout have a varied diet, mainly eating insects but can eat smaller fish starting from when they are born.

Names in other languages[edit]

European Spanish Trucha arcoíris Same as in English.

European French Truite Trout