Sea anemone

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Artwork of sea anemone
Real-world info
Name: Actiniaria
Family: Unknown
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Anémone de mer
 Anemone di mare
 Anémone de mer

The sea anemone (イソギンチャク, Isoginchaku) is a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the sea anemone was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update, where it appears all day long as a large, stationary shadow year-round.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Sea anemone
"I got a sea anemone! More like a sea ENEMY! Look out!"

Time of year All year (also available on Tortimer Island)
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Shadow size Medium
Shadow movement Stationary
Sea creature size 20 cm
Rarity Very common
Selling price  100 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Sea anemone
"I got a sea anemone! The enemy of my anemone is my afrenome!"

Time of year North: All year
South: All year
Time of day All day
Shadow size Large
Shadow movement Stationary
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donating a sea anemone to the museum, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the sea exhibit, along with many other species of sea creatures. It is found on the large rock. The exhibit has this to say about the sea anemone:

"Sea anemones make their homes by attaching to rocks and coral on the bottom of the sea. They use their venomous tentacles to stun fish and shrimp to the point of paralysis and then devour them. The only species of fish with a natural resistance to the venom is the clownfish. Sea anemones and the clownfish nesting in their tentacles make for a rather striking ocean-floor sight."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Medusa herself would be most impressed by the sea anemone. This pretty predator loves to wave its colorful flowing locks about. But those gorgeous tresses are, in fact, deadly tentacles surrounding a hungry mouth. Triggered by the slightest touch, these tentacles harpoon victims with neurotoxin. The sea anemone then pulls the helpless, hapless prey into its mouth for a spot of lunch! I say, let this be a lesson! Never, ever make an enemy...out of an anemone!"

After donating, it is located in the coral reef tank.

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

During a Fishing Tourney, when given a sea anemone, Chip will not score the sea creature but will say the following:

"So I hear sea anemone goes really great in miso soup. Ever hear this? It's got a real crisp texture! But, you know, I think I'll hold off on this guy. Don't quite have the stomach for it just yet."


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese イソギンチャク
Sea anemone, lit. "Rocky shore handbag"

Korean 말미잘

Simplified Chinese 海葵

Russian Актиния

Dutch Zeeanemoon -

German Seeanemone -

European Spanish Anémona Anemone

European French Anémone de mer -

Italian Anemone di mare -