Sea pineapple

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Artwork of sea pineapple
Real-world info
Name: Halocynthia roretzi
Family: Pyuridae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Halocynthia roretzi
 Piña de mar
 Ananas di mare
 Морской ананас
 Halocynthia roretzi
 Piña de mar

The sea pineapple is a type of sea creature introduced in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.0 Free Summer Update in July 2020. It appears all day long as a small, slow shadow from mid spring to the end of summer.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Sea pineapple
"I got a sea pineapple! Your move, sea pizzas."

Time of year North: Apr – Aug
South: Oct – Feb
Time of day All day
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Slow
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  1,500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

"Try not to gawk as you look upon the sea pineapple. Its peculiar look is simply one of nature's many jokes. Though it may look like a half-rotten hunk of fruit, the sea pineapple is no plant, shellfish, or even sea slug. It's a tunicate, wot wot...a fancy name for a shallow-water filter feeder with a taste for plankton. It should be noted that the sea pineapple looks like a tadpole when it's young and can still swim about. Alas, its youthful cuteness wears off once it attaches itself for good to a rock. Ah, but let's put insults aside! Sea pineapples are full of water, you see. And I fear we're asking for a squirt in the eye!"

The sea pineapple is located in the front of the shark tunnel tank, on the right side.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ホヤ
Sea pineapple

Korean 멍게
Sea pineapple

Simplified Chinese 海鞘
Sea squirt / Ascidiacea, a group that includes the sea pineapple

Russian Морской ананас
Morskoy ananas
Sea pineapple

Dutch Zeeananas Sea pineapple

German Seeananas Sea pineapple

European Spanish Piña de mar Sea pineapple

European French Halocynthia roretzi Species name

Italian Ananas di mare Sea pineapple