- "I caught a snail! Hey, this isn't a bug!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
- "I caught a snail! Escargot? Escarg-NO!" —Wild World
- "I caught a snail! Seriously, though... Could you fail to catch a snail?" —City Folk
- "I caught a snail! Ok, well, maybe I found a snail." —New Leaf
- "I caught a snail! It's...not much to brag about." —New Horizons
|Scientific name||Helix pomatia|
|Family||Helicidae - Land Snails|
|Time of year||April to September|
All Year NH
|Time of day||All day|
|Location||On flowers (when raining) AC WW CF,|
On Hibiscus Bushes (when raining) NL
On rocks (when raining) NH
|Selling price||250 Bells|
The Snail (カタツムリ, Katatsumuri) is a small mollusk that can be found moving slowly across flowers or Hibiscus Bushes during rainy weather. When caught, it hides within its protective shell. If a player disturbs it, the snail retreats into its shell, falls, and disappears.
Donating to the museum
In Animal Crossing
- "Let me make one thing perfectly clear:snails are not insects. Snails are members of the mollusk, wot! They are related to oysters, clams and more obviously to slugs. It's a well-known fact, you can't pick your relatives. Snails have soft bodies, which are protected by hard shells, and their eyes are on the tips of their tentacles. I've pondered from time to time, if one pulled a snail from its shell, would it than become a slug. Blech! The very thought of touching that slimy, mucous-covered body...Most foul! Utterly nauseating!"
In Wild World
- "I should inform you, some cultures consider snails a delicacy... That means that someone, somewhere, would eat this. How I fear for that person."
In City Folk
- "Ah, if you didn't know, here's a fact for you... Removing a snail's shell doesn't make it a slug! If you did try to pull off a snail's shell-- which I surely DO NOT condone-- its insides would spill out... I... Just got a mental picture of that. I fear I shall never eat again!"
Snails can be found on the upper terrace of the insect exhibit, on the flowers to the right hand side.
In New Leaf
Upon being donated, the Snail can be found in the room of the bug exhibit with the light in it, resting on a hibiscus bush near the light.
- "Snails are mollusks that live on land and are related to shellfish like clams and oysters. One snail can play the role of both a male and a female, so it can lay eggs all by itself. Newly hatched snails already have a tiny shell, so right from birth they are easily identified. Most species have clockwise spirals on their shells, though spirals that go counterclockwise are possible."
In New Horizons
Once donated, the snail can be found in the butterfly room of the museum, next to the blue and purple flower bushes.
- "Snails are not insects, I'll admit. But they're just as revolting to me. Snails are mollusks, you see, and are born wearing shells they cannot remove. Instead, their shells get bigger and biggers as they grow. Hoo! They must get heavy, don't you know! I suppose that's why they need a trail of mucus to move about. A truly foul form of transportation.
| ''They have tiny, tiny teeth--20,000 of them--which they scrape across their food to eat."|
| ''These grind their food up, using their 20,000 teeth like a file."|
Names in other languages
Helix pomatia, also known as the edible snail or escargot (French for "snail"), is a species of snail that is sometimes farmed for eating. It is found throughout Europe, but was introduced to Britain by the Romans.
They appear on bushes when it is raining.
The snail is the only catchable bug in the series that is not in the Arthropoda phylum of animals.