Squid

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Squid
Artwork of Squid
Real-world info
Name: Loliolus japonica
(Japanese squid)

Family: Loliginidae (pencil squids)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 イカ
 오징어
 Calamaro
 Kalmar
 鱿鱼
 Calmar
 Calamar
 Pijlinktvis
 魷魚
 Calmar
 Calamar
 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
"イカを つりあげた! ゲッソ―!"
Translation: "I caught a squid! It's a Blooper!"

Time of year Dec – Jul
Time of day All day
Location Sea
Shadow size Medium
Selling price  400 Bells
Feng shui None
Furniture 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.
Time of year Dec – Aug
Time of day All day
Peak times Dec – Jul
Location Sea
Shadow size Small
Fish size 35 cm
Rarity
Selling price  400 Bells
Furniture 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.
Time of year Dec – Aug 15
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location Sea
Shadow size Medium
Fish size About 14 in.
Selling price  400 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#58

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

Time of year Dec - Aug 15
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location Sea
Tortimer Island
Shadow size Medium
Fish size 35 cm
Selling price  400 Bells
Furniture 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  10 Bells
Request reward  100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points


In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, a Squid is used as an ingredient for Franklin to cook the Fish Meunière dish on Turkey Day in the Southern Hemisphere.

#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
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 500 Bells
 C.J. 750 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Use in cooking[edit]

Squid is used as a cooking ingredient in the cooking recipes for the following items:

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Type Available from Materials
Seafood Salad Seafood Salad Savory  Any villager
 Restaurant
Squid NH Icon.pngSquid
Sweet Shrimp NH Icon.pngSweet Shrimp
Squid-Ink Curry Squid-Ink Curry Savory  Fishing
Flour NH Inv Icon.pngFlour
Squid NH Icon.pngSquid
Seafood Ajillo Seafood Ajillo Savory  Any villager
 Restaurant
Tiger Prawn NH Icon.pngTiger Prawn
Squid NH Icon.pngSquid
Scallop NH Icon.pngScallop
Squid-Ink Spaghetti Squid-Ink Spaghetti Savory  Fishing
Flour NH Inv Icon.pngFlour
Squid NH Icon.pngSquid
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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 City Folk[edit]

"The creature we know as the squid comes in a variety of shapes...and indeed, sizes! Some reports tell of squid measuring in excess of 120 inches in length! At that size, it's no wonder you see them in sci-fi cinema. They DO seem bit like aliens, eh wot?"

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]

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

"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!"

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]

Real-world 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