Sea Star

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Sea Star
Sea Star NH.png
Scientific name
Months available All year
Times available All day
Location Sea and Island
Size 25 cm
Shadow size Small
Rarity Very common
Sell price 100 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ヒトデ
Simplified Chinese 海星
French Étoile de mer
Spanish Estrella de mar
Italian Stella marina
Russian Морская звезда

Korean 불가사리
Traditional Chinese 海星
Quebec French Étoile de mer
Latin American Spanish Estrella de mar
German Seestern
Dutch Zeester

The Sea Star (ヒトデ, Hitode) 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 Star was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Sea Star
"I got a sea star! Is a group called a constellation?"

Times All year: All day
Peak Times
Location Sea, Tortimer Island
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Uniform
Sea Creature Size 25 cm
Rarity Very common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Sea Star
"I got a sea star! Maybe it'll give me an autograph!"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Very slow
Total Catches


Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

After being donated to the museum, the Sea Star 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 in the section of the pool closest to the entrance. The exhibit says this about the Sea Star:

"These star-shaped creatures have hundreds of tiny feet attached to their mobile arms. This allows them to slowly walk and open shellfish for food, making them effective predators. If an arm gets caught and ripped off by another predator, the sea star's arm will just grow back. Some sea stars eat by extending their stomachs out of their mouths to trap and then digest prey."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum Blathers will say the following:

"The sea star may appear to have five feet...but those are, in fact, its arms. And though five-armed sea stars are the most common, there are species with 20 or even 40 arms out there! Ah, but the fascinating appendage facts do not end there, wot wot! You see, upon each sea star's arm sprout many dozens of tiny feet. Yes, FEET! They use these suction-cupped feet not just to move about...but hold of dinner guests as well. Finally, it should be noted that when a sea star loses an arm, it can grow it back. More impressive yet, a severed sea star arm...can sometimes grow an entire sea star body back!"

The sea star is located in the shallow saltwater fish tank in the Museum


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ヒトデ
Sea star (lit. "Human's hand")

Korean 불가사리

Simplified Chinese 海星

Russian Морская звезда
Morskaya zvezda

Dutch Zeester -

German Seestern -

European Spanish Estrella de mar -

European French Étoile de mer -

Italian Stella marina -