Squid

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Squid
Squid NH.png
Scientific name
Loliolus japonica
(Japanese squid)
Family
Loliginidae (pencil squids)
Months available December to Mid-August (town)
All year (Tortimer Island)
Times available All day
Location Sea
Size 14 inches (36 cm)
Shadow size Small
Medium (New Horizons)
Rarity Common
Sell price 400 Bells
500 Bells New Horizons
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese イカ
Korean 오징어
Italian Calamaro
German Kalmar

Simplified Chinese 鱿鱼
French Calmar
Spanish Calamar
Dutch Pijlinktvis

Traditional Chinese 魷魚
Quebec French Calmar
Latin American Spanish Calamar
Russian Кальмар


The Squid (イカ, Ika) is a saltwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori e+. Despite being known as a fish in the Animal Crossing series, the Squid is a type of mollusk, similar to (but not directly related to) the Octopus.

Catch details[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

#44

Squid
"Unknown catch quote."

Times Dec – Mid-Aug: All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#48

Squid
"I caught a squid! Oh no I squidn't!"

Description Eight of its ten appendages are arms, and the other two are tentacles.
Times Dec – Aug: All day
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size 35 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
PAL: 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 450 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#53

Squid
"I caught a squid! Oh yes I squid!"

Description Eight of the tentacles are legs--the two longer ones are actually arms.
Times Dec – Aug: All day
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size About 14 inches (35 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#58

Squid
"I caught a squid! Yes, I did!"

Times Dec – Mid-Aug: All Day
Peak Times
Location Sea (including Tortimer Island)
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 35cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#2

Squid

Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 29.2 cm – 40.7 cm
Rarity
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

In New Horizons[edit]

#63

Squid
"I caught a squid! Do they...not actually "bloop"?"

Alternate catch quote(s): "I caught a squid! It’s off the hook!"
"I caught a squid! I had an inkling I might!"

Time of Year North: Dec – Aug
South: Jun – Feb
Time of Day All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Rarity
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 500 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 750 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Squid can be donated to the museum: when given to Blathers, he will briefly talk.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]


In Wild World[edit]

"Octopus and squid both have ink, and I've seen squid ink in recipes quite often... Strangely, however, I've never heard of a dish that uses octupus ink! I suppose it's partially due to the fact that octopi produce very little ink... What ink they DO make is watery and ill-suited for cooking, as well... That said, I've heard that the flavor is not at all repugnant, eh wot? Perhaps an octopus-ink pasta wouldn't be bad..."

After being given to the museum, the Squid will appear in the sea tank of the aquarium, propelling itself around towards the back.

In New Leaf[edit]

The information board in front of the tank that houses the Squid says the following:

"People assume squids have legs, but those are actually arms. There are 10 in all; two are used to grab prey. To swim, they twist their fins and expel water from inside their bodies to allow for fluid motion. The ink they shoot when threatened forms into the shape of a squid, acting as a sort of body double."

In New Horizons[edit]

"Well, first off, squids are members of the mollusk family, just like the octopus. Many mollusks like snails and clams have shells, but the squid's body is almost completely soft. The exception is a long, narrow bit of hard material going through its main body-the last remnant of its shell. Of course, having your shell INSIDE is not a best practice. Perhaps they lost the owner's manual! - Blathers upon donation

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Chip will say the following when given a Squid during a Fishing Tourney:

"A great thing to try with a squid is drying it overnight. Delicious, even with all those tentacles and suckers! Not that I have the patience to wait that long, of course. I'm getting the urge to snack!"

Gallery[edit]

Further information[edit]

The exact type of squid in the Animal Crossing series is not known but judging by the City Folk's description, it may be a European squid which is white with two long arms. The family name, 'Loliginidae' is commonly referred to as the inshore, calamari, and grass squid. Squids eat small plants, insects and small animals that float on the surface of the ocean.

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese イカ
ika
Squid

Korean 오징어
ojing-eo
Squid

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鱿鱼 / 魷魚
yóuyú
Squid

Russian Кальмар
Kal'mar
Squid

Dutch Pijlinktvis Squid

German Kalmar Squid

European Spanish Calamar Squid

European French Calmar Squid

Italian Calamaro Squid