- "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I can really shell it out!" —New Leaf
- "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! Don't suffer shell shock!" —New Leaf
- "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! I should take a shellfie!" —New Horizons
- "I caught a soft-shelled turtle! It's more sensitive than other turtles." —New Horizons
|Scientific name||Pelodiscus maackii|
(Amur softshell turtle)
|Family||Trionychidae (softshell turtles)|
|Time of year||August to September|
February to March (Southern Hemisphere in NH)
|Time of day||4 pm to 9 am|
|Selling price||3,750 Bells|
The Soft-Shelled Turtle (スッポン, Suppon) is a type of fish that can be found in the river in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Between August and September, the Soft-Shelled Turtle can be found starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 9 a.m.
In New Leaf
In New Horizons
Donating to the museum
"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."
Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers will say:
"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?"
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