River

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River
River.jpg
A river flowing under a bridge in Animal Crossing: City Folk
Type Water
Generation probability Always
The river on a town map in Animal Crossing

A river is a body of water in the Animal Crossing series that begins on one side of the town or island and empties into the sea at the other side. Some towns and islands have a river that splits in two, creating an islet. A bridge can be used to cross rivers easily, and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the vaulting pole can be used to cross rivers before the player receives access to construct bridges. Some species of fish can be caught in the river with a Fishing Rod.

In New Leaf and New Horizons, rivers can be shaped differently. They always begin at the east or west of a town, instead of the north. In New Horizons, rivers can be altered by the player with the Island Designer Construction Permit.

The river mouth is the area where the river meets the sea. Some fish can be caught only in this particular spot. In some towns, there may be two or more of these, increasing the chances of catching these fish.

Islet[edit]

An islet, or river island, is a rare geographical feature consisting of a small island in the middle of a river. Islets have bridges connecting them to each riverbank. The islet's length differs in each game. In Animal Crossing, they are tiny and are not displayed on the town's map. There is also the possibility of two of them being right next to each other. Bridges connecting them to the mainland can be either north–south or northwest–southeast.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, islets are larger than in previous games and each one has a signpost, allowing for a villager or player's house to spawn there. Islets are absent in Animal Crossing: New Leaf due to the changes in the river and town's geography, but make a return in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, islets occur on the map. Due to the size of houses, they have to sit on the islet. This can be good for things like castles with moats.


Fish[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

River fish in Animal Crossing

# Name Icon Sell price Shadow size Location Time Months
1 Crucian Carp Crucian Carp  120 Bells Small Small River All day JFMAMJJASOND
3 Carp Carp  300 Bells Large Large River All day JFMAMJJASOND
4 Koi Koi  2,000 Bells Large Large River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
5 Barbel Steed Barbel Steed  200 Bells Large Large River All day JFMAMJJASOND
6 Dace Dace  200 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND
7 Catfish Catfish  200 Bells Large Large River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
9 Pale Chub Pale Chub  200 Bells Small Small River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
10 Bitterling Bitterling  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day JFMAMJJASOND
11 Loach Loach  300 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day JFMAMJJASOND
12 Bluegill Bluegill  120 Bells Small Small River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
13 Small Bass Small Bass  200 Bells Small Small River All day JFMAMJJASOND
14 Bass Bass  300 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND
15 Large Bass Large Bass  3,000 Bells Large Large River All day JFMAMJJASOND
17 Eel Eel  2,000 Bells Medium Medium River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
18 Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby  300 Bells Small Small River All day JFMAMJJASOND
19 Pond Smelt Pond Smelt  300 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day JFMAMJJASOND
20 Sweetfish Sweetfish  1,300 Bells Small Small River All day JFMAMJJASOND
21 Cherry Salmon Cherry Salmon  1,300 Bells Small Small River 4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND
22 Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout  650 Bells Medium Medium River 4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND
24 Stringfish Stringfish  15,000 Bells Very Large Very Large River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
26 Goldfish Goldfish  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day JFMAMJJASOND
27 Popeyed Goldfish Popeyed Goldfish  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
28 Guppy Guppy  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
29 Angelfish Angelfish  3,000 Bells Small Small River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
30 Piranha Piranha  6,500 Bells Small Small River 9 PM – 4 AM; 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
31 Arowana Arowana  10,000 Bells Medium Medium River 4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND
35 Killifish Killifish  300 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day JFMAMJJASOND
40 Arapaima Arapaima  10,000 Bells Huge Huge River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.

In Wild World[edit]


In City Folk[edit]

River fish in Animal Crossing: City Folk

# Name Icon Sell price Shadow size Location Time Months Fish size
1 Bitterling Bitterling  900 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 4 in.
2 Pale Chub Pale Chub  200 Bells Small Small River 4 AM – 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND About 6 in.
3 Crucian Carp Crucian Carp  120 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 11.7 in.
4 Dace Dace  200 Bells Medium Medium River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 14 in.
5 Barbel Steed Barbel Steed  200 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 20 in.
6 Carp Carp  300 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 32 in.
7 Koi Koi  4,000 Bells Medium Medium River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 32 in.
8 Goldfish Goldfish  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 6 in.
9 Pop-Eyed Goldfish Pop-Eyed Goldfish  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND About 6 in.
13 Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby  300 Bells Small Small River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 6 in.
14 Loach Loach  300 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 8 in.
16 Eel Eel  2,000 Bells Long & Thin Long & Thin River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 40 in.
18 Bluegill Bluegill  120 Bells Small Small River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND About 10 in.
19 Yellow Perch Yellow Perch  240 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 14 in.
20 Black Bass Black Bass  300 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 20 in.
21 Pike Pike  1,800 Bells Large Large River 4 AM - 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND About 52 in.
22 Pond Smelt Pond Smelt  300 Bells Small Small River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 6 in.
23 Sweetfish Sweetfish  900 Bells Medium Medium River All day JFMAMJJASOND About 10 in.
24 Cherry Salmon Cherry Salmon  1,000 Bells Medium Medium River 4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM (Mar - Jun)
4 AM - 9 PM (Sep - Nov)
JFMAMJJASOND About 14 in.
26 Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout  800 Bells Medium Medium River 4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM (Mar - Jun)
4 AM - 9 PM (Sep - Nov)
JFMAMJJASOND About 32 in.
27 Stringfish Stringfish  15,000 Bells Large Large River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 60 in.
30 Guppy Guppy  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM - 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND About 1.6 in.
31 Angelfish Angelfish  3,000 Bells Small Small River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 4.8 in.
32 Neon Tetra Neon Tetra  500 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM - 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND About 0.8 in.
33 Piranha Piranha  2,500 Bells Small Small River 9 AM – 4 PM & 9 PM – 4 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 11.7 in.
34 Arowana Arowana  10,000 Bells Large Large River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 28 in.
35 Dorado Dorado  15,000 Bells Huge Huge River 4 AM - 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND About 40 in.
37 Arapaima Arapaima  10,000 Bells Huge Huge River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND About 120 in.

In New Leaf[edit]

River fish in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

# Name Icon Sell price Shadow size Fish size Location Time Months Peak times
1 Bitterling Bitterling  900 Bells Tiny Tiny 8 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND 4 AM – 9 PM (Dec – Feb)
2 Pale Chub Pale Chub  200 Bells Tiny Tiny 15 cm River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND Mar – Jun; Aug – Nov
3 Crucian Carp Crucian Carp  120 Bells Small Small 20 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND 9 AM - 4 PM
4 Dace Dace  200 Bells Medium Medium 35 cm River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND Nov - Mar
5 Barbel Steed Barbel Steed  200 Bells Medium Medium 50 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND Mar; Oct - Nov
6 Carp Carp  300 Bells Large Large 60 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND 4 PM - 9 AM (Apr - Jul; Oct - Nov)
7 Koi Koi  4,000 Bells Large Large 60 cm River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
8 Goldfish Goldfish  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny 15 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND
9 Pop-Eyed Goldfish Pop-Eyed Goldfish  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny 15 cm River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
12 Soft-Shelled Turtle Soft-Shelled Turtle  3,750 Bells Medium Medium 30 cm River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
15 Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby  300 Bells Small Small 15 cm River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
16 Loach Loach  300 Bells Small Small 20 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND 9 AM – 4 PM (Mar – Apr)
18 Eel Eel  2,000 Bells Long Long 100cm River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND 9 PM - 4 AM (Jun - Aug)
20 Bluegill Bluegill  120 Bells Small Small 25cm River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND Mar – Nov
21 Yellow Perch Yellow Perch  240 Bells Medium Medium 35 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND Nov – Feb
22 Black Bass Black Bass  300 Bells Large Large 50 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND Mar - Nov
23 Pike Pike  1,800 Bells Very Large Very Large 120 cm River 4 AM - 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND
24 Pond Smelt Pond Smelt  300 Bells Small Small 15 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND
25 Sweetfish Sweetfish  900 Bells Medium Medium 25 cm River All day JFMAMJJASOND 9 AM – 4 PM
26 Cherry Salmon Cherry Salmon  1,000 Bells Medium Medium 35 cm River 4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM (Mar - Jun)
4 AM - 9 PM (Sep - Nov)
JFMAMJJASOND 4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM (Mar; Oct)
28 Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout  800 Bells Large Large 60 cm River 4 AM - 9 AM & 4 PM - 9 PM (Mar - Jun)
4 AM - 9 PM (Sep - Nov)
JFMAMJJASOND Mar - May; Oct
29 Stringfish Stringfish  15,000 Bells Huge Huge 140 cm River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
32 Mitten Crab Mitten Crab  2,000 Bells Small Small 8 cm River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
33 Guppy Guppy  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny 4 cm River 9 AM - 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
34 Nibble Fish Nibble Fish  1,500 Bells Small Small 8 cm River 9 AM – 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
35 Angelfish Angelfish  3,000 Bells Small Small 12 cm River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
36 Neon Tetra Neon Tetra  500 Bells Tiny Tiny 2 cm River 9 AM - 4 PM JFMAMJJASOND
37 Piranha Piranha  2,500 Bells Small Small 30 cm River 9 AM - 4 PM & 9 PM - 4 AM JFMAMJJASOND
38 Arowana Arowana  10,000 Bells Large Large 70 cm River 4 PM - 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
39 Dorado Dorado  15,000 Bells Very Large Very Large 100 cm River 4 AM - 9 PM JFMAMJJASOND
41 Arapaima Arapaima  10,000 Bells Huge Huge 300 cm River 4 PM – 9 AM JFMAMJJASOND
42 Saddled Bichir Saddled Bichir  4,000 Bells Large Large 60 cm River 9 PM - 4 AM JFMAMJJASOND

In New Horizons[edit]

River fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

# Name Icon Sell price Shadow size Location Time Months Total catches
1 Bitterling Bitterling  900 Bells Tiny Tiny River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
2 Pale Chub Pale Chub  200 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
3 Crucian Carp Crucian Carp  160 Bells Small Small River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
4 Dace Dace  240 Bells Medium Medium River 4 PM – 9 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
12 Soft-Shelled Turtle Soft-Shelled Turtle  3,750 Bells Large Large River 4 PM – 9 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
13 Snapping Turtle Snapping Turtle  5,000 Bells Large Large River 9 PM – 4 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
16 Freshwater Goby Freshwater Goby  400 Bells Small Small River 4 PM – 9 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
17 Loach Loach  400 Bells Small Small River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
20 Bluegill Bluegill  180 Bells Small Small River 9 AM – 4 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
21 Yellow Perch Yellow Perch  300 Bells Medium Medium River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
22 Black Bass Black Bass  400 Bells Large Large River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
23 Tilapia Tilapia  800 Bells Medium Medium River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
24 Pike Pike  1,800 Bells Very large Very large River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
25 Pond Smelt Pond Smelt  400 Bells Small Small River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
26 Sweetfish Sweetfish  900 Bells Medium Medium River All day North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
33 Mitten Crab Mitten Crab  2,000 Bells Small Small River 4 PM – 9 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
34 Guppy Guppy  1,300 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
35 Nibble Fish Nibble Fish  1,500 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
36 Angelfish Angelfish  3,000 Bells Small Small River 4 PM – 9 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
37 Betta Betta  2,500 Bells Small Small River 9 AM – 4 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
38 Neon Tetra Neon Tetra  500 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
39 Rainbowfish Rainbowfish  800 Bells Tiny Tiny River 9 AM – 4 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

0
40 Piranha Piranha  2,500 Bells Small Small River 9 AM – 4 PM & 9 PM – 4 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
41 Arowana Arowana  10,000 Bells Large Large River 4 PM – 9 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

50
42 Dorado Dorado  15,000 Bells Very large Very large River 4 AM – 9 PM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

100
44 Arapaima Arapaima  10,000 Bells Huge Huge River 4 PM – 9 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

50
45 Saddled Bichir Saddled Bichir  4,000 Bells Large Large River 9 PM – 4 AM North: JFMAMJJASOND

South: JFMAMJJASOND

20
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.


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