Soft-Shelled Turtle

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Soft-Shelled Turtle
Soft-Shelled Turtle NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Pelodiscus maackii
(Amur softshell turtle)

Family: Trionychidae (softshell turtles)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 スッポン
 
 
 자라
 Tortue trionyx
 Tortue trionyx
 Tortuga caparazón blando
 Tortuga caparazón blando
 Apalone ferox
 Трионикс
 Weichschildkröte
 Weekschildpad

The Soft-Shelled Turtle[nb 1] is a river fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It can be found during August and September from 4 PM to 9 AM.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

#12

Soft-Shelled Turtle
"I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I can really shell it out!"

Alternate catch quote: "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! Don't suffer shell shock!"

Time of year Aug – Sep
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Peak times N/A
Location River
Shadow size Medium
Fish size 30 cm
Selling price  3750 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Horizons[edit]

#12

Soft-Shelled Turtle
"I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I should take a shellfie!"

Alternate catch quote(s): "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! It's more sensitive than other turtles."

Time of year North: Aug – Sep
South: Feb – Mar
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location River
Shadow size Large
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total fish
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 3750 Bells
 C.J. 5625 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

"These relatives of common turtles will not let go when they decide to bite down on something. Although they can be quite shy, they will become a bit aggressive when threatened. They are often found in water and are very good swimmers because of the flat shape of their shells. They swim with their snouts over the surface of the water so they can breathe. Soft-shelled turtles aren't safe to hold because they are so prone to biting at the slightest movement. However, if one bites down on you, it will usually let go when you put it safely back in the water."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:

"The soft-shelled turtle is not one to shy away from biting when provoked. In addition to its powerful bite, this little critter has the ability to breathe both above and below water! It has an unusually long neck which it uses for both breathing and biting. Come to think of it, how did you manage to avoid being bitten? Well, it's a fearsome critter, but just look at that face! Rather silly, wot?"

Once donated to the museum, the Soft-Shelled Turtle can be found in the recessed pond in the entrance exhibit room with the Loach and Snapping Turtle.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese スッポン
suppon
Soft-shelled turtle

Korean 자라
jara
soft-shelled turtle

Simplified Chinese
biē
turtle (specifically freshwater turtle)

Russian трионикс
-
soft-shelled turtle (lit. "trionyx" a type of soft-shelled turtle)

Dutch weekschildpad soft-shell turtle (lit. "terrapin")

German Weichschildkröte Soft-shell turtle (lit. "soft turtle")

European Spanish tortuga caparazón blando soft-shell turtle

European French Tortue trionyx trionyx turtle (trionyx being a type of soft-shelled turtle)

Italian apalone ferox apalone ferox (scientific name for the Florida softshell turtle)

Notes[edit]

  1. Japanese: スッポン Hepburn: Suppon