Sweet Shrimp

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Sweet Shrimp
Artwork of Sweet Shrimp
Real-world info
Name: Pandalus borealis
Family: Pandalidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Crevette nordique
 Camarón boreal
 Gamberetto boreale
 Северная креветка
 Crevette nordique
 Camarón boreal
 Noorse garnaal

The Sweet Shrimp is a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Sweet Shrimp was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Sweet Shrimp
"I got a sweet shrimp! Blech. Not sweet until cooked."

Time of year Sep 16 - Feb
Time of day 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak times Oct - Dec:
9 PM - 4 AM
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Erratic
Sea creature size 12 cm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price  650 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Sweet Shrimp

Event availability Fishing Tourney #9
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow size Small
Fish size 10.0 cm - 14.0 cm
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  200 Bells
Request reward  100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

In New Horizons[edit]


Sweet Shrimp
"I got a sweet shrimp! It's being very considerate."

Time of year North: Sep – Feb
South: Mar – Aug
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Slow
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  1,400 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

When donated to the museum, it is found on the primary tank in the first room of the fish exhibit, in the northeast portion of the tank. The information board in the aquarium will list information about this deep-sea creature:

"Also called "northern shrimp," they have a life span of about 5 years, in which they are male for half. After that time, the shrimps change genders and become females, a rather unique feature of the species. The females are a popular sashimi dish, but they don't instantly have their characteristic sweetness. That sweetness actually comes out after they're left to sit for a day, making them a dish of patience."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"The sweet shrimp spends the first few years of its life as a male. It then transitions into a female as it ages. Interestingly, it is hardly alone in the type of development cycle. Indeed, a great variety of marine creatures can change their biological sex as they age. Clown fish, some sea stars, and sea bass are among them. Hoo hoo, the ocean is full of a great many wonders. Huzzah to that, I say!"

Once donated, the Sweet Shrimp can be seen in the icy waters tank alongside the Sea Urchin and the Scallop.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アマエビ
Sweet shrimp