Shark

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"I caught a shark! It was a shark attack!" —Wild World
"I caught a shark! Check out that toothy grin!" —City Folk
"I caught a shark! GAH! Why am I holding it?!" —New Leaf
Shark
Shark.jpg
Scientific name Carcharodon carcharias
Family Lamnidae - Great white sharks
Time of year June to September
Time of day 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Location Ocean
Size 217 in (550 cm)
Shadow size Huge (with fin)
Rarity Rare
Selling price 15,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Shark (サメ, Same) is a fish that can be found in the ocean from June through September from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.. It can be found in any weather. The Shark has a "Huge (with fin)", shadow size when seen in the water. It is also the longest fish in the game, at about 217 inches (550 centimeters). The Shark, being so immense, is likely to win any "size" fishing tourney.

Donating to the museum[edit]

Donating in Wild World[edit]

Blathers will say this upon donation of the Shark:

'"Shark flesh is often used in processed seafood products, eh wot? As such, you might wonder why it isn't grilled like other fish, am I correct? Well, shark tends to reek of ammonia, you know. And that is NOT good."

Donating in City Folk[edit]

Blathers will say this upon donation of the Shark:

"If one were so inclined, one could sit around pulling shark teeth all day. They simply keep growing back! I've heard that over a shark's lifetime, it will go through thousands of teeth, which is disconcerting. ...Anyhoo, no toothpaste needed! How appropriate for a creature that's been around since the dinosaurs!"

In New Leaf[edit]

"The triangular teeth of sharks appear to have evolved from scales sometime in the past. When a tooth breaks, it quickly falls out and a new one grows in, keeping them always in good shape for prey. Sharks can be fearsome creatures, able to smell blood from several miles away. They can even jump out of the water to catch prey, making them powerful predators. Contrary to their tough image, their bones are made of cartilage and erroneously used as health food."

Fishing Tourney[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

Chip will say this when given a Shark:

"The thing about sharks is, they just go really well either fried or dried! Nice and simple like that! Yeah, even I'm not gonna attempt to down this guy all at once! What do I look like, a whale?"

Selling on Flea Market Day[edit]

If the player sells a Shark on Flea Market Day, then he or she can sell it for almost three times the amount that Tom Nook would pay for it (45,000 Bells).

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Shark (Wild World).gif ''They lose and replace their teeth often. Their teeth, however, are actually scales."
  • Size- 17.6 feet (5.4 m)
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Summer to fall


City Folk[edit]

Shark (City Folk).png ''These have rows of teeth that can be replaced indefinably. Lucky shark!"
  • Size- About 17.7 feet (5.4 m)
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Summer


Further information[edit]

A real shark

The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is a fish that can be found in waters all over the world in every ocean. Unlike bony fish, sharks have no bones; their skeleton is made of cartilage, which is a tough, fibrous substance, not nearly as hard as bone, but more flexible.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サメ -
Spanish Tiburón -
French Requin -