Sea slug

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Artwork of sea slug
Real-world info
Name: Hypselodoris festiva
Family: Chromodorididae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Limace de mer
 Babosa de mar
 Limace de mer
 Babosa de mar

The sea slug (ウミウシ, Umiushi) 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 slug was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update, where it appears all day long as a tiny, very slow shadow year-round.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Sea slug
"I got a sea slug! What, it thought it could outrun me?"

Time of year All year (also available on Tortimer Island)
Time of day All day
Peak times Nov – Apr
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Uniform
Sea creature size 4 cm
Selling price  200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Sea slug
"I got a sea slug! It's kinda salty about that."

Time of year North: All year
South: All year
Time of day All day
Shadow size Tiny
Shadow movement Very slow
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  600 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donating a sea slug 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 near the entrance of the exhibit. The exhibit has this to say about the Sea Slug:

"Although they have no shells, sea slugs are more closely related to spiral shells than anything else. Their vivid colors and patterns and variety of shapes and sizes make them popular with divers. Sea slugs are hermaphrodites, so they are all capable of mating with one another, regardless of gender."

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"Imagine, if you will, a land slug...but one dressed in frilly attire full of bold colors, stripes, and spots! That is the sea slug, a gastropod that looks ready to walk the red carpet...or perform beneath a big top. But these clowns are no laughing matter, eh wot. Their garish colors and wild patterns warn predators to steer clear of their stinging, toxic taste. And THAT is how you dress for success, as they say!"

It can then be found in the coral reef tank.

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

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

"From what my excellent sources tell me, you CAN eat boiled sea slugs, though some are still poisonous. Yeah, I...I don't think I'll chance it! Besides, who wants to eat a SLUG?"


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ウミウシ
Sea slug, lit. "Sea cow"

Korean 갯민숭달팽이

Simplified Chinese 海蛞蝓
hǎi kuòyú

Russian Голожаберник

Dutch Zeeslak -

German Nacktkiemer Nudibranch, lit. "naked gill" (direct translation of scientific name)

European Spanish Babosa de mar Sea slug

European French Limace de mer -

Italian Nudibranchi Nudibranch