Sea Bass

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Sea Bass
 
Japanese スズキ Korean 농어 Chinese 鲈鱼
French Bar commun Italian Spigola Spanish Lubina
German Seebarsch Dutch Zeebaars Russian Морской судак
Sea Bass NH.png
Scientific name Lateolabrax japonicus
(Japanese seabass)
Family Lateolabracidae (Asian seabasses)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances


The Sea Bass (スズキ, Suzuki) is the most common oceanic fish in the Animal Crossing series. It has a large shadow that is often confused with rare fish, such as the Tuna, and is found all day, at any time of the year. In Animal Crossing, however the Sea Bass does not appear from mid-August to approximately the 10th of September.[1] Therefore, during the first ten days of September, only Red Snappers, Barred Knifejaws and, during rain, Coelacanths will appear in the ocean. This allows the player to earn large amounts of Bells in a short time. In New Leaf, it is used in the Soup de Poisson and Sea Bass Sauté recipes for the Harvest Festival.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#37

Sea Bass
"I caught a sea bass! See? Bass! (Why do I keep saying things like that?)"

Times All Year: All Day
Location Ocean
Shadow Size Large
Rarity -
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 160 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#44

Sea Bass
"I caught a sea bass! Not again!"

Description They put up a fight, but it's worth it.
Times All Year: All Day
Peak Times -
Location Ocean
Shadow Size Very Large
Fish Size 100 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 160 Bells
PAL: 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 140 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#49

Sea Bass
"I caught a sea bass! Not you again!"

Description You can use a lure to catch this fish in the sea. Not an easy fish to bring in!
Times All Year: All Day
Peak Times
Location Ocean
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size About 40 inches (100 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#54

Sea Bass
"I caught a sea bass! See? A bass!"

Alternate catchphrase: "I caught a sea bass! What?! You again?!"

Times All Year: All Day
Peak Times -
Location Ocean (including Tortimer Island)
Shadow Size Very Large
Fish Size 100cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#95

Sea Bass

Event Availability Fishing Tourney: Monochromatic Cat
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Very Large
Fish Size 83.6 cm - 116.4 cm
Rarity
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

In New Horizons[edit]

#59

Sea Bass
"I caught a sea bass! No, wait-it's at least a C+!"

Time of Year North: All Year
South: All Year
Time of Day All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size X-Large
Rarity
Total Catch
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 600 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all fish and bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Sea Bass can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will tell the player some information about it when the player donates it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed."

In Wild World[edit]

"The sea bass is a fleshy white fish with a rather delicate flavor, eh wot? It's tasty prepared any which way, but I recommend a non-traditional dish... Sashimi! Indeed, consume the fellow raw! You shan't be disappointed!"

In City Folk[edit]

"...Ah, hoo, the sea bass. In some parts of the world, these fish have a different name as juveniles. They change names once they mature, eh wot? What's more, these names can differ from region to region... It's almost as if the sea bass is some sort of secret agent, eh wot?'""

The Sea Bass will appear in the ocean fish tank located at the back of the aquarium section of the museum.

In New Leaf[edit]

"Sea bass are famous for their delicious white meat as well as their large size. If they ingest something inedible, they open up their mouths and gills and violently shake their heads. This generally manages to expel the foreign material, though it has the added effect of looking rather odd. Much like their freshwater cousins, sea bass have a strong pull, making them a great challenge for anglers."

In the Fishing Tourney[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, when given a Sea Bass during a Fishing Tourney, Chip will say:

"I must say, when it comes down to it, sea bass are delicious, no matter how you prepare them. And hey, they're pretty good even if you don't do anything to 'em! YUM!"

In New Horizons[edit]

When the player donates a Sea Bass, Blathers will say this about it before thanking the player for his/her donation:

"Sea bass is a name given to a variety of different species of saltwater fish. They are a varied bunch with some as small as four inches and some as staggeringly ginormous as eight feet! "Sea bass" is a bit pedestrian, though. Many species have better names, such as "redbanded perch." Or the delightfully whimsical dusky grouper! Or the potato cod! WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE PINK MAOMAO?!"

Gallery[edit]

Further information[edit]

The Japanese sea bass is a fish found in the western Pacific Ocean. They are popular as food and are a popular target among Japanese anglers.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese スズキ
suzuki
(Japanese) sea bass

Korean 농어
Nong-eo
(Japanese) sea bass

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鲈鱼 / 鱸魚
lúyú
Bass/Perch

Russian Морской судак
Morskoy sudak
Estuarine perch

Dutch Zeebaars Sea bass

German Seebarsch Sea bass

European Spanish Lubina (European) sea bass

European French Bar commun Common bass

Italian Spigola (European) sea bass

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