Saw Shark

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"I caught a saw shark! You could call it a sea saw!" —New Horizons
Saw Shark
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Scientific name Pristiophorus japonicus
(Japanese saw shark)
Family Pristiophoridae (saw sharks)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Saw Shark (ノコギリザメ, Nokogirizame) is a fish that can be found in the sea from June until September from 4 pm to 9 am in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It has a large shadow with a fin and can be sold for 12,000 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Saw Shark
"I caught a saw shark! And it didn't even see me coming!"

Times June - September: 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak Times -
Location Sea (including Tortimer Island)
Shadow Size Huge (with fin)
Fish Size 150cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 2.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Saw Shark

Event Availability Fishing Tourney: Poolside
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Sparkling
Fish Size 125.4 cm - 174.7 cm
Catch Rate Event only.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells

In New Horizons[edit]


Saw Shark
"I caught a saw shark! You could call it a sea saw!"

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location Sea
Shadow Size Large w/Fin
Total Catch
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 18000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Donating in New Leaf[edit]

After the player has donated a Saw Shark to Blathers, it will appear in the section for fish and sea creatures, specifically in the large tank in the north-eastern room.

"Saw sharks got their name from their long head lined with spikelike teeth much like a chain-saw blade. Sensors located below their mouths detect prey as they press their flat bodies against the seabed to search. They will sometimes swing their 'saws' wildly amid a school of fish, catching any that are struck."

Donating in New Horizons[edit]

"As you might expect from the name, the saw shark is a shark with the head that resembles a saw. This unusual appendage is used both to dig potential prey out of the sand and as a weapon against said prey. Given that, it seems like a more appropriate name would have been 'shovel-sword shark,' eh wot?"

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ノコギリザメ

Korean 톱상어

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
锯鲨 / 鋸鯊

Russian Акула-пилонос

Dutch Zaaghaai Sawshark

German Sägehai Saw shark

European Spanish Pez sierra Sawshark (lit. "saw fish")

European French Requin scie Saw shark

Quebec French Requin-scie Sawshark

Italian Squalo sega Sawshark