Sea Bass

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"I caught a sea bass! See? Bass! (Why do I keep saying things like that?)" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a sea bass! Not again!" —Wild World
"I caught a sea bass! Not you again!" —City Folk
"I caught a sea bass! See? A bass!" —New Leaf (finding it for the first time)
"I caught a sea bass! What?! You again?!" —New Leaf
Sea Bass
Scientific name Dicentrarchus labrax
Family Moronidae - Temperate basses
Time of year Mid-September to Mid-August (Animal Crossing)
All year (other games)
Time of day All day
Location Ocean
Size 0.99 m
Shadow size Very large
Rarity Very common
Selling price 120 Bells (Animal Crossing)
160 Bells (Wild World)
140 Bells (PAL Wild World)
200 Bells (City Folk, New Leaf, amiibo Festival)
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. This allows the player to earn large amounts of Bells in a short time.

Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all fish and insects in Animal Crossing, 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 (New Leaf).png

"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]

When given a Sea bass in the 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!"

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Sea Bass WW.png ''They put up a fight, but it's worth it."
  • Size- 0.99 m
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- All year

City Folk[edit]

Sea Bass (City Folk).png ''You can use a lure to catch this fish in the sea. Not an easy fish to bring in!"
  • Size- About 100 cm
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- All year

Further information[edit]

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


Each game's catch quote jokes about how common they are.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Lubina Sea bass
French Bar commun Common bass
Italian Spigola Sea bass